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  • Running Maintenance Scripts on Mac OS X using Terminal

    Mac Amour
    Vishal
    23 Mar 2014 | 8:58 pm
    You must have been a fan of graphics and performance of your Mac machine right from the day when you purchased it. Most likely, you purchased a Mac because you find the Mac OS X full of features,... Blog about Mac Computers, Apple Product and Design (from Photography, to Architecture). Embedded videos, apple commercials, photos, news, download links, a lot of tips and tricks, tutorials. Anything you need to make your Macintosh experience UNIQUE!
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    MacTalk News
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
  • ITbits: Mac Remote Desktop Software Roundup

    TidBITS
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
    David Koff shares an in-depth look at the state of today’s best remote desktop applications, the technologies on which they are built, and recommendations on the best titles to choose for various scenarios. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other…
  • ‘It’s a 0.1 Update That Feels Like a 2.0 Update’

    Daring Fireball
    John Gruber
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:47 am
    Peter Bright reviews Windows Phone 8.1 for Ars Technica: Windows Phone 8.1, therefore, has a lot of work to do. It needs to take further steps along the path toward Microsoft’s vision of a unified operating system. It needs to work better on a wider range of hardware to both strengthen its position at the low end and give it a chance of making inroads at the high end. It needs to also offer features: it needs to do things to get people talking about the platform while attracting both users and developers. Remarkably, Windows Phone 8.1 delivers on all fronts.  ★ 
  • Why carry a big power brick when you can tote the world’s smallest laptop adapter?

    Apple
    Kevin C. Tofel
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    It’s not unheard of for a laptop review to ding the product for a surprising reason: A bulky power adapter. What’s the point of carrying a light slim laptop if you also have to tote a near-brick sized power adapter for it? A new Kickstarter project aims to rid laptops of their bulky bricks: Enter the Dart, touted as the world’s smallest laptop power adapter. Dart is shockingly small but provides 65 watts of power to a connected laptop. That’s plenty of juice for most notebook computers although you’ll have to pay more for Dart if you use an Apple laptop because…
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    MacNN

  • Apple online store begins carrying refurbished Retina iPad minis

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:24 am
    For the first time, Apple's online store has begun selling refurbished versions of the Retina iPad mini. The option drops the price of a 16GB Wi-Fi model to $339, $60 less than its usual cost. 32GB has been reduced $80 to $419, and 64GB models have been cut $90 to $509. Cellular-equipped Minis aren't yet available in refurb form....
  • iPhone Apps: Pinnacle Studio, Figure, Tangent

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:13 am
  • Sonos plans software update to make speaker system completely wireless

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am
    Sonos is testing a software update for its wireless speaker system that removes the need for a physical connection to the home network. The software would allow for the system's SonosNet network to operate with one of the speakers accessing the local Wi-Fi network, and avoiding wiring either a speaker or the Sonos Bridge wireless networking device to a router....
  • New Apple retail chief Ahrendts may not join until June

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    Future Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts may actually remain the CEO of Burberry until June, says The Guardian. Although Ahrendts has finished a mandatory six-month wait and is technically free to switch this month, she has allegedly promised to stay with Burberry until at least June 6th to ease the transition to her replacement, chief creative officer Christopher Bailey. She also has a strong financial incentive, since she could earn a bonus of as much as £8M (about $13.5 million) if she makes it to the 6th....
  • Apple to mark Earth Day 2014 at retail and on campus

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:40 am
    On April 22nd, Apple will be holding its first real Earth Day commemorations since 2006, reports say. At retail, the company is expected to cover its logos in green, and give at least some stores special Earth Day t-shirts for workers. Back at Apple's corporate headquarters in Cupertino, a "large-scale internal event" is due to happen on the afternoon of the 22nd, presumably with Earth Day as a focus....
 
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    TidBITS

  • External Link: LaCie Credit Card Information Exposed

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:24 pm
    French hardware maker LaCie, best known for its Mac-centric hard drives and accessories, has acknowledged that a security breech on its online store exposed customer credit card numbers and contact information for much of the past year. Seagate, which now owns LaCie, denied any breech until 14 April 2014, when it confirmed to security journalist Brian Krebs that an attacker had gained access to “name, address, email address, payment card number and card expiration date for transactions made between March 27, 2013 and March 10, 2014.” Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.2

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    Adds a number of new features, in addition to bug fixes and refinements. ($59.95/$99.95 new, free update, 55.2/56 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
  • Keyboard Maestro 6.4.1

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    Fixes a number of bugs but adds no new features. ($36 new, free update, 24.4 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
  • ITbits: Mac Remote Desktop Software Roundup

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
    David Koff shares an in-depth look at the state of today’s best remote desktop applications, the technologies on which they are built, and recommendations on the best titles to choose for various scenarios. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other…
  • Typinator 5.9

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    The text expansion tool from Ergonis fixes a number of bugs. (€24.99 new, free update, 5.6 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
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    TUAW

  • Why Apple likely won't make Yahoo the default search engine on iOS

    Yoni Heisler
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Kara Swisher of Re/code yesterday published a story claiming that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is working hard to hopefully convince Apple that it should replace Google as the default search engine in iOS with, wait for it... Yahoo. A number of Yahoo...
  • Several BBC iOS apps acting up, more news for April 17, 2014

    Dave Caolo
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    There are a couple of nice app updates this morning, plus an automation solution with what will likely be a short-lived name. Several users have noted that the BBC's iPlayer app, Sky Go and Now TV for iOS have stopped streaming video. The BBC is...
  • Breeze by RunKeeper steps up your activity level

    Steven Sande
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    RunKeeper is a great app, and I've been using it for years to capture my walks during those times that I'm actually getting off my butt and exercising. I've found that I'm much more apt to really get moving if I can just track the number of steps I...
  • Mac 101: Add a useful message to your OS X login screen

    Kelly Hodgkins
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Did you know that recent versions of OS X allow you to add a short message to the login window that is displayed when your Mac is locked? The message can be anything -- a note appropriate to users who access the computer, a cheerful line of...
  • Daily App: Xtrapop adds pop culture to your photos as long as you pay up

    Kelly Hodgkins
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Xtrapop is a whimsical app that allows you to add some flair to your photos in just a few minutes. It's not a serious image editor like VSCO Cam or Aviary, but a light-hearted app to make someone ROFL when you send them an image. Xtrapop focuses on...
 
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    MacRumors

  • Angela Ahrendts May Delay Apple Start Until Mid-Year

    Kelly Hodgkins
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am
    Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts resigned last October from the British luxury fashion house to join Apple as the head of its retail division. According to The Guardian, Ahrendts is free to leave Burberry this month, having fulfilled her six-month notice period, but her actual exit date is not yet known. Ahrendts may be staying longer at Burberry to help smooth the transition over to her successor Christopher Bailey, who is currently serving as the company's chief creative officer. Money also may be a factor in Ahrendts leaving as she is slated to receive a two million pound bonus in…
  • How Apple Could Make the Move to 4.7" iPhone Displays

    Arnold Kim
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:18 am
    Amidst the flurry of iPhone 6 rumors coming from KGI Securities' report last week, Ming-Chi Kuo presented the first possible screen resolution for Apple's 4.7" iPhone 6. Kuo lists it as a 1334x750 Retina display with a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch. Historically, Apple has been very cautious with resolution changes in their iOS devices. The original iPhone was launched with a 320x480 resolution. Eventually, Apple moved to 640x960 Retina display, doubling the linear resolution in each dimension. That allowed existing apps to simply be pixel-doubled to fill the entire screen. Developers…
  • Apple to Honor Earth Day 2014 at Retail Stores, Main Campus

    Richard Padilla
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    Apple will be celebrating Earth Day 2014 next Tuesday, April 22 throughout its various retail locations and at its main campus, reports 9to5Mac. The company will color its logos in green for the occasion, as employees will wear special shirts with an event planned at Apple's headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California. Apple last celebrated Earth Day in 2006 by holding a free computer takeback program in honor of the event. Apple has remained active in its environment efforts throughout the past few years, which include powering its data centers with 100% renewable energy,…
  • Apple Working With Shazam on Song Identification Capabilities for iOS 8

    Juli Clover
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Apple is working on a song identification feature as a new addition to iOS 8, reports Bloomberg. The company has plans to partner with music discovery service Shazam to offer users a way to discover a song that is playing on the radio or from another source, such as a TV, using a small music clip.The company is planning to unveil a song-discovery feature in an update of its iOS mobile software that will let users identify a song and its artist using an iPhone or iPad, said two people with knowledge of the product, who asked not to be identified because the feature isn't public. Apple is…
  • Yahoo Wants to Be Apple’s Default iOS Search Engine

    Jordan Golson
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Yahoo is working on two internal projects to optimize its mobile search and monetization in order to convince Apple to make Yahoo the default search engine on iOS reports Re/code. The WSJ reported last year that Apple and Yahoo had been in discussions of how to integrate Yahoo's services more prominently in iOS, beyond powering the Weather and Stocks apps. The report says Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is preparing detailed presentations to present to Apple executives showing what its new mobile search product could look like. There are a pair of internal projects, code-named "Fast Break" and…
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    Macworld

  • Hot Deals Thursday: take home a Toshiba tablet for $250, 59% off a Bluetooth headset, and more

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    LogicBuy brings you more exciting savings on hot electronics, including a $350 discount on the Lenovo Y510p gaming laptop, a Linksys WiFi range extender at half price, and lots more.
  • MacBook in the cloud: Work with the same files on multiple Macs

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    For most people, one computer is probably sufficient. It might be a desktop, or a laptop, or you might just make do with iPads or iPhones. But somewhere down the line, you might adopt more. You get a work computer. You decide you want a traveling laptop. You might replace your old Mac, but it still runs fine for basic Web browsing and writing emails. When you buy multiple iOS devices—an iPad to go along with your iPhone, for example—you don’t have to worry about transferring your software or syncing your passwords. By default, they’re tied to your Apple ID, and that data downloads…
  • Reading List: What's that song?

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    From our keyboard to your eyes, we’re here to round up the top Apple-related stories on the Web this Thursday.Apple Said to Prepare Song-ID Feature for IPhone SoftwarePlaying Name that Tune might get a little easier in iOS 8, according to a report from Bloomberg that suggests Apple is partnering with Shazam to add native song-identification features to its mobile operating system. You may even be able to ask Siri “What song is playing?” and have it tell you—and perhaps even have the virtual assistant sing a few bars? For Apple’s part, this could help drive sales to the iTunes Store…
  • Apache OpenOffice hits major 100 million downloads milestone in under 2 years

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    Yep, a lot of folks are using Apache OpenOffice -- despite the fact that many Linux distros now default to LibreOffice.
  • Replacing Messages Theater: more screen-sharing alternatives

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Apple’s iChat had a wonderful feature called iChat Theater—also present in the Mountain Lion version of Messages, just without the “iChat” in its name—that let you share photos, PDFs, or Keynote presentations during a video chat. I used it countless times to give virtual presentations: An audience watching on a projection screen in a remote location could see video of me alongside my Keynote presentation, and I could see video of the audience plus a miniature view of my presentation (and anything else on my screen, such as my email or a Web browser). But then Theater disappeared in…
 
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    MacTech News

  • Eyefi unveils Eyefi Cloud

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    Eyefi (www.eyefi.com), which specializes in digital camera connectivity, has unveiled Eyefi Cloud, a private photo-centric cloud service that makes newly captured photos instantly available on a smartphone, tablet, computer or smart TV.  read more
  • Does Twitter have a stickiness problem?

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    According to data published by Twitter analytics firm Twopcharts, Twitter may have a stickiness problem. According to the data there is a large discrepancy between the number of accounts created and the number of accounts that actually remain active. read more
  • TRENDnet ships Powerline 500 Wireless Kit

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    TRENDnet (www.trendnet.com) has released the Powerline 500 Wireless Kit, model TPL-410APK, which extends a home wireless network using existing electrical lines. The included TRENDnet Powerline adapters (TPL-406E + TPL-410AP) auto-connect out of the box over a pre-encrypted Powerline signal. You can network the standard Powerline 500 adapter, model TPL-406E, to a router and plug in the Powerline 500 AV Wireless Access Point, model TPL-410AP, into an outlet on the same electrical system to extend a high performance wireless network. read more
  • Don't change your passwords until Heartbleed bug is fixed

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    In the wake of the Heartbleed Bug, some inexperienced vendors are suggesting users change their passwords, but this won't protect them from further attacks. Last week, the Heartbleed bug was discovered. Since then, many companies and a few inexperienced security vendors have rushed to put out ill-advised statements. One of those theories is that users need to immediately change their passwords so they can maintain their online security. According to LogmeOnce CEO and security expert Kevin Shahbazi, this will not only not protect you, it could increase your risk of a cyber attack. read…
  • Tension Software revs Calcine for Mac OS X to version 1.4

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:44 am
    Tension Software (www.tensionsoftware.com) has updated Calcine, its algebra solver for Mac OS X, to version 1.4. Calcine provides a algebra solver in small strip window. You can use it for simple additions or for complex formula using and assigning variables and constants. read more
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    Touch Arcade

  • 'Hitman GO' Review - A Surprising Hit Puzzler

    James Paterson
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    Hitman GO [$4.99] is not what you’d expect from a title bearing the stealth series name. And at first glance, you’d probably dismiss the game as being a cheap cash-in. But you’d be wrong. While Hitman GO shares little to its PC predecessors, it’s also a uniquely fun game with a distinct visual style, and Square Enix Montreal has done a great job on it. You once again don the boots of Agent 47, but instead of going on third-person adventures, you’ll be playing an isometric board game in well-designed dioramas with Agent 47 and the various other characters acting as what are…
  • 'Groundskeeper2' Review - Great Fun, But Sadly Lacking In Greased-Up Scotsmen

    Shaun Musgrave
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    Arena battle games have really come into their own in recent years. Mobile platforms in particular have enjoyed a great crop, including Super Crate Box [$1.99], Muffin Knight [$0.99], Spell Sword [$0.99], and many others. It's a great way for a small developer to make a great action game without busting the bank, while providing a nice bite-sized bit of fun that suits mobiles well. Of course, for the gamer looking for something more than just a slice of game now and then, the better examples in this sub-genre have included some sort of progression system that persists beyond individual plays.
  • Out Now: 'Hodappy Bird', 'Hitman GO', 'Unpossible', 'Yomi', 'Rogue Heroes' and More

    Jared Nelson
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:13 pm
    It's Wednesday evening, which means a whole batch of new iOS games have just hit the US App Store. Normally I might mention a few of the games out of this week's selection that have caught my interest, but honestly, what's the point? Hodappy Bird is out today, and it's poised to change the face of gaming as we know it, rendering other games null and void in its wake. Oh, some game called Hearthstone came out today too. It's by some hobbyist developer named… Hurricane? Snow Storm? Something like that. Anyway, you might want to check that out too, I heard it's pretty good or whatever. Asphalt…
  • 'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' for iPad Review - Shuffling for Zul'jin

    Chris Carter
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Blizzard Entertainment has a long line of releases with serious stories, usually focusing on the fate of the world or racial warfare. The Warcraft franchise has a few nods to comedy here and there with creatures like the Murlocs and the Pandaren, but for the most part, big bads like the Lich King still run the show. Comparatively, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft [Free (HD)] is a card game where you can summon an angry chicken and peck your enemies to death. As you can imagine, it's a ton of fun. Let's start with the giant elephant in the room -- Hearthstone is free-to-play. Don't get your…
  • 'Frozen Synapse' for iPad Receives "Red" Expansion Pack, On Sale for a Dollar

    Clement Renaudin
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Frozen Synapse [$0.99 (HD)] just got a huge update. This brilliant strategy game was already filled with content but if you want more you can buy the Red expansion pack which adds an entire single player campaign, a new multiplayer mode called Upload, a new unit with a riot shield and you can even play against the AI with a friend in the brand new co-op missions. You can now also play the game in Red instead of blue hence the name of the expansion back. See it in action with this trailer from the PC version: You can buy the expansion for $1.99. This update also adds Game Center achievements…
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Yahoo’s strategy: Rebuild search, take share, win iOS from Google

    Lee Hutchinson
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:17 am
    Re/code's Kara Swisher has an in-depth scoop describing what is likely Yahoo's overarching goal for the near-to-mid term: displacing Google as Apple's default Safari search engine on iOS devices. There's a lot of money and mindshare to be had by taking the default search position on mobile devices, especially Apple's. Swisher reports that Google allegedly pulls in much more revenue from search on iOS than it does on Android, and Mayer's Yahoo appears to regard a return to prominence in search as a key to the company's long-term success. There's a lot more going on behind the scenes, though.
  • Pioneer to upgrade 5 existing consoles for CarPlay, no new hardware required

    Andrew Cunningham
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Pioneer's $700 AVH-4000NEX is on sale today and will get a CarPlay-compatible firmware update early this summer. Pioneer Yesterday, Alpine Electronics announced plans to release a new in-car display compatible with Apple's CarPlay. It was the first announcement we'd heard about adding CarPlay support to an existing vehicle rather than buying an all-new one, but it will require the purchase of all-new hardware—as far as we know, Alpine's existing in-car displays won't be upgraded to support the feature. Today, the Pioneer Corporation is doing Alpine one better: it will be upgrading five of…
  • Apple, Samsung, mobile carriers to debut anti-theft kill switch in 2015

    Cyrus Farivar
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Nathan Borror Rather than waiting for pending legislation to mandate an anti-theft kill switch, the leading mobile phone manufacturers and service providers—including Apple, Samsung, Huawei, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint—came together Tuesday to impose their own solution. The new “Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment” stipulates that new phones made after July 2015 will have a “preloaded or downloadable” anti-theft tool. Two months ago, Mark Leno, a California state senator introduced a bill in response to the rise of smartphone theft. More than 50 percent of all…
  • iPad-friendly Office 365 subscription now available for $70

    Peter Bright
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am
    The newest addition to Microsoft's range of Office 365 subscriptions is now available. For $6.99 a month, or $69.99 a year, Office 365 Personal lets you use Office on one PC or Mac and one Windows tablet or iPad. The Personal plan slots in below the Home plan (formerly known as Home Premium), which costs $9.99 a month, or $99.99 a year, which supports five PCs or Macs and five tablets in the same house. Both subscriptions also include 20GB of OneDrive storage and 60 minutes of global Skype calls per month. Both are also licensed only for "home" use, with "business" use requiring different…
  • Aftermarket CarPlay console coming this fall, costs between $500 and $700

    Andrew Cunningham
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    Soon, you'll be able to use Apple's CarPlay without buying a whole new car. Apple So far, consoles compatible with Apple's CarPlay feature have only been integrated into a handful of high-end cars. If you want to use the feature without buying an entirely new vehicle, Alpine Electronics will soon be able to hook you up—Nikkei reports that the company will begin selling a standalone CarPlay console in the US and Europe this fall. The console is "likely" to have a 7-inch display and will reportedly cost between $500 and $700. Alpine already sells a lineup of entertainment and navigation…
 
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    MacStories

  • Dropbox Acquires Loom

    Federico Viticci
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am
    With a notice posted on their website today, Loom, a photo storage and management service originally launched in July 2013, announced that they’ve been acquired by Dropbox and will be joining the company. Often regarded as “what Apple’s Photo Stream” should have been, Loom was designed to keep one library of photos in sync across devices, with support for albums, full-res versions of the original files, and more. Built to let users delete media from their local devices, Loom featured support for both photos and videos, with automatic upload functionalities in a…
  • Photos+ 1.1 Adds Dropbox Support

    Federico Viticci
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    Photos+, which I first covered in December when Second Gear launched it on the App Store, has today been updated to version 1.1, adding Dropbox integration and finding a new home at SilverPine Software. Photos+ 1.0 was a simple Photos.app replacement with viewing features that supported EXIF metadata for location, time stamps, and more. From my original review: Photos+ provides an alternative way to view photos you’ve taken on your iPhone if you don’t like the new Photos app of iOS 7. Photos+ doesn’t have any time or location-based sorting feature – it’s a mosaic of large photo…
  • Twitterrific for iOS Adds “Edit Tweet” Button

    Federico Viticci
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    With a relatively minor 5.7.2 update released last night, The Iconfactory added an ingenious Edit Tweet button in Twitterrific for iOS, cleverly sidestepping Twitter’s lack of official support for such functionality with a native integration. The topic of an Edit button for Twitter has surfaced on multiple occasions over the years, but so far the company has always resisted the idea of allowing users to modify a status update that’s already been tweeted, preferring a delete mechanism that simply deletes a public tweet from a user’s account. There’s an argument to be made for the…
  • Bjango Releases Skala Color, Free Color Picker For OS X

    Federico Viticci
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Skala for Mac isn’t ready for its public debut yet, but Bjango, makers of Skala Preview and iStat, have today released Skala Color, a free plugin for the OS X Color Picker that comes with useful options for designers and developers and that offers a glimpse of features that will be included in the final Skala app. Skala Color is a standard OS X color picker, so it works with most Mac apps. Skala Color is free, to help spread the word about Skala, our upcoming design tool. Once installed, Skala Color adds a special color picker tab to the system-wide OS X color panel, which has…
  • What Fruit Is Left Hanging For iOS In Education?

    Graham Spencer
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:10 am
    There are very legitimate uses of IAP that make sense from both a developer and customer standpoint, but it’s not usable in education deployments. When my art teacher saw Paper by FiftyThree, she immediately wanted it. The problem is that it’s a free app and you can unlock needed extras by using IAP. If you are using either Managed Distribution or redeemable spreadsheets from the VPP store, there is simply no way to deploy these upgrades using MDM or Apple Configurator. I’ve e-mailed a couple of developers asking them to release paid versions of their apps as education…
 
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    MacDailyNews

  • Apple CarPlay hands-on (with video)

    MacDailyNews
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
    The Verge reports: Apple’s new CarPlay integrates your iPhone with your car’s entertainment system, giving you quick access to the things you need most when driving in a familiar interface. The company is demoing it at the New York International Auto Show this week, and we got a look at how it will work in upcoming vehicles from Volvo, Hyundai, and Mercedes Benz.  <br Direct link to video here. Related articles: Hyundai brings Apple CarPlay into the new 2015 Sonata – April 16, 2014 Pioneer delivers Apple CarPlay to your vehicle via NEX in-dash firmware update –…
  • Samsung and Apple pay crazy money for ‘expert witnesses’ in court

    MacDailyNews
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    “It’s not uncommon for large companies to compensate their expert witnesses with giant sums of money — especially in a case as large as Apple and Samsung’s ongoing patent trial,” Lisa Eadicicco reports for Business Insider. “But, as is the case with many occupations, talent costs top dollar.” “Under questioning from Samsung attorney John Quinn last week, Apple’s damages expert Chris Vellturo revealed that the company is paying him $2.3 million to work on this case alone,” Eadicicco reports. “Samsung is shelling out about $765,000…
  • Two new Apple biometric patents reveal anti-spoofing measures and more

    MacDailyNews
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    “On April 17, 2014, the US Patent & Trademark Office published two new biometric related patent applications from Apple,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “While one invention delves into various methods that Apple’s Touch ID may be using today or could be using in the future, the other introduces us to a new and unique anti-spoofing measure that they aptly call the ‘Doodle’ mode that could be used with the iPhone and/or future Macs.” “Two new Apple inventions have come to light today. Apple’s first invention generally related…
  • Bernstein: Apple stock unexciting near term; buy on pullbacks ahead of iPhone 6

    MacDailyNews
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    “Bernstein Research’s Toni Sacconaghi opines that there is ‘more downside risk than upside’ to both Q2′s and Q3′s reports, especially the latter,” Tiernan Ray reports for Barron’s. “Sacconaghi, who has an Outperform rating on the shares, and a $575 price target, writes today that Apple may deliver $43.4 billion in revenue in the quarter, which is below the average $43.7 billion, but he sees upside in EPS to $10.44 versus the consensus $10.19,” Ray reports. “Given the prospects for [fiscal] Q3 [also] being on the low side, ‘it is…
  • Google’s ‘Project Tango’ phone uses Apple’s PrimeSense technology

    MacDailyNews
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    “Earlier this year, Google unveiled ‘Project Tango,’ an experimental smartphone that incorporates 3D sensors to allow users to map indoor and outdoor environments,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors. “” “Reports suggested that the smartphone’s 3D capabilities were powered by the Movidius Myriad 1 3D-sensing chip, but as it turns out, Project Tango is also powered by Apple technology,” Clover reports. “Alongside two Myriad 1 vision co-processors, Project Tango utilizes a PrimeSense Capri PS1200 3D imaging system-on-a-chip, technology…
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    Apple Gazette

  • Why it Doesn’t Pay to Jailbreak Your iPhone Any More

    Brian Meyer
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:25 am
    Before getting started, I’m a huge fan of Jailbreaking and tweaking just about every setting on my iPhone.  I’ve jailbroken every Apple device I’ve ever owned, including the original iPod Touch that I had to SSH into to jailbreak it manually. I love making little changes like adding a flashing Apple logo instead of the stock loading wheel and giving the signal strength meter a color makeover. Even though I love all of these tweaks and changes that make my iPhone different and unique, my need to jailbreak has diminished over time, as more and more features are included in new iOS…
  • iPhone Alarm Lets You “Wake Up With the World”

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    The alarm goes off. Your hand flops around looking for your iPhone so you can hit snooze. What seems like a minute later, the alarm goes off again, and your hand moves on its own accord once again. Repeat. Rinse. Repeat. Isn’t that the usual scenario every morning? Maybe Eric Rieper, a Pratt Institute MFA student, has had the same experience one time too many, that’s why he decided to create an app that makes waking up a little more interesting. His app, “Wake Up With the World”, does not really deal with that irritating experience of waking up when you still want to…
  • The G-PAD Will Turn Your iPhone Into a Gameboy

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Every gamer today (of the right age) remembers the glory days of mashing buttons on the Gameboy and being the star of his peers. The fact, however, is that today, mobile gaming is done mostly on the iPhone or iPad (or other smartphones and tablets). There is, of course, something to be said about retro gaming, hence all the accessories and simulators available. Sometimes, though, it’s the actual mashing of real buttons that make the experience, and that’s what Indiegogo project G-PAD is out to do. the G-PAD is an iPhone, iPod, and iPad Mini accessory that’s made of ilicone…
  • 3 Professional iPhone Camera Features that You Probably Don’t Know About

    Brian Meyer
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:25 am
    The camera in the iPhone 5 as well as the updated version in the iPhone 5S both have some pretty great features that take the iPhone’s camera from a simple smartphone camera into a device that rivals today’s point-and-shoot models. This doesn’t mean your iPhone 5S is going to replace your DSLR any time soon, but by using these iPhone camera features, you can get the most out of the camera that’s always in your pocket. AE/AF Lock Before showing you how this works, it’s worth noting what AE/AF lock actually is. Your iPhone’s camera is pretty smart. It automatically judges where it…
  • Which Is Tougher: Samsung Galaxy S5 or the Apple iPhone 5s?

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    We’d love to say, off the bat, that the Apple iPhone 5s is the tougher of the two, and without hard facts supporting this, it’s not really that illogical to think so, is it? After all, one of the things that the iPhones have going for them is that they are made of aluminum (except some models we’re not going to name). Still, every iPhone owner rues the day that his device inadvertently slips from his hand and crashes to the floor – especially if it’s naked. So, SquareTrade, a company specializing in protection plans for all sorts of gadgets and devices, has…
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  • iPhone 6 mock-ups show up in Hong Kong

    Tom Hesser
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    The iPhone rumors and speculation are hitting a fever pitch as demonstrated at the 2014 Hong Kong Electronics Fair. The expo is billed as Asia’s largest spring fair that highlights a variety of products from OEMs and aftermarket vendors. Several case and accessory makers are already advertising items for the yet unseen iPhone 6, and as shown in the image above, and not afraid to advertise the fact on banners and displays. On Tuesday, the Japanese web site Mac Otakara released a video and photos taken at the fair that shows tooled metal mock-ups which the vendor claims are of the…
  • Samsung’s fingerprint scanner not immune to hackers

    Tom Hesser
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
      It was only a matter of time before someone found a weakness in the fingerprint scanner found on the new Samsung Galaxy S5. Too bad Samsung didn’t learn anything from Apple’s experiences with fingerprint hacking. The very same hack that was used to bypass the iPhone 5S’s scanner, that we reported on last September, has now been used to get past the one on the Galaxy S5. The security blog SRlabs has posted a video of a fake fingerprint, which was copied from a photo image and reproduced, being used to unlock a Galaxy S5.     Even though the hack is exactly…
  • BlackBerry stifles sale of Typo keyboard case

    Tom Hesser
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Originally announced last December, Ryan Seacrest’s Typo keyboard case for iPhone 5/5S hit a snag in January right before its planned launch as CES when BlackBerry decided the Typo’s keyboard infringed on its own keyboard designs. Typo was finally forced to halt sales of the keyboard case when an injunction took effect on Tuesday that bans it from being imported to the U.S. According to Macworld UK, the injunction is part of a patent lawsuit filed by BlackBerry and was triggered when BlackBerry put up a US$500,000 bond with the court. The money is to be used to compensate Typo…
  • Apple sends out latest 10.9.3 seed to developers

    Tom Hesser
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:20 pm
    On Tuesday, Apple released the latest build of OS X 10.9.3, designated ‘Build 13D43′. For this build, developers are being asked to focus their efforts on testing Graphics Drivers, Audio, Mail, Contacts and Calendar sync over USB in iTunes, and Safari. 10.9.3 also adds support for 4K displays, which offers improved readability and 60Hz output from a Retina display MacBook Pro. Build releases are appearing closer together now, this one only a week after the previous seed. This is typically a sign that Apple is close to locking the update down in preparation for its release,…
  • Apple’s data centers to be powered by water? [update]

    Tom Hesser
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    I don’t think Greenpeace can say that Apple isn’t trying. Apple’s huge data center in North Carolina, which powers iCloud, uses huge amounts of power, and until recently has been utilizing available sources of energy which are primarily coal-burning sources such as those supplied by companies such as North Carolina’s Duke Energy. This is something about which Apple has been catching flak from environmentalists, but late last year, Apple took control of a project built by Earth By Design (EBD), a Oregon-based developer of green energy, that uses small Kaplan turbines…
 
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  • PureMove brings Dry+Flex technology to your iPhone armband

    Kirk Hiner
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    In my day, we didn’t have all these fitness wristbands you kids are running around with. Like our ancestors, we strapped our iPhones to our arms as we exercised and laid railroad tracks and built ships and whatnot. If that’s still your method, too, you’ll want to check out PureGear’s PureMove sports armband… Continue reading PureMove brings Dry+Flex technology to your iPhone armband Related posts: Appletell Review: TuneCast Auto with ClearScan for iPhone and iPod Ballistic Life Style (LS) Series iPhone 4/4S case review Fanny Wang 3000 ANC Series headphones review The post…
  • Kickstarter Find: The Feeling Skin iPhone Case

    Aaron Kraus
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:44 am
    Got emotions? Got an iPhone? A recently-launched Kickstarter campaign by a French development team for the Feeling Skin iPhone case aims to give you a non-verbal way to express and share your mood with your close friends. A Single Green Light The Feeling Skin uses a companion app to get mood information from your friends and to let you share your mood with those friends. Rather than represent the full spectrum of human emotion, you simply indicate whether you’re feeling up or feeling down, and the app captures a short video for context. That mood is then shared to other friends running…
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft available for iPad

    Erica Marceau
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:54 am
    Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a fast-paced card game now available for the iPad, in addition to OS X and Windows. Choose from nine heroes from the Warcraft games and create a deck of 30 cards from hundreds, including minions, spells, traps, secrets, weapons, and more to crush your opponents. Don’t know anything about [easyazon-link asin=”B00009ECGK”… Continue reading Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft available for iPad Related posts: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft making its way to PC/Mac/iPad Blizzard’s Hearthstone in open beta for OS X and Windows iPhone Appidemic:…
  • TwelveSouth launches first wooden MacBook stand: BookArc möd

    Aaron Kraus
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:28 pm
    The gratuitous umlaut is an appropriate addition for TwelveSouth’s foray into wooden MacBook Stands (the company’s previous stands are all gorgeous slabs of steel or ethereal acrylic affairs). The BookArc möd is designed to blur the line between furniture and office equipment, and depending on what color you like, it can channel either Ikea post-modernism or ’50s Danish modern. Whether your office features a luxurious Eames lounger chair or some garage-sale [easyazon-link keywords=”Poang chair armchair… Continue reading TwelveSouth launches first wooden MacBook stand: BookArc möd…
  • 2015 Hyundai Sonata will support Apple CarPlay technology

    Krisette Capati
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Hyundai has announced that the 2015 Sonata will come with Apple CarPlay technology for easy and smart use of the iPhone device while driving. CarPlay is equipped with features that will allow drivers to make calls, navigate Maps, listen to music and access messages. Hyundai is one of the many automobile manufacturers launching CarPlay into the market. Hyundai’s… Continue reading 2015 Hyundai Sonata will support Apple CarPlay technology Related posts: Apple CarPlay to provide safer, more fun way to use iPhone in the car Apple files for “Snow Leopard” trademark Apple offers 50GB…
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  • foxL DASH A Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Microphone – Review

    John Nemerovski
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    foxL DASH A Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Microphone Soundmatters Price in USA: $149 online (new product; shop for competitive pricing) This premium thin, versatile micro-soundbar goes everywhere and does everything. Bluetooth wireless connectivity with Apple and other devices is quick and secure. Music sounds good within DASH A’s midrange-focused sonic spectrum. Hands-free phone, Skype, and […]
  • MyMac Podcast #501 – Mittens

    Tim Robertson
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    Sponsored by OWC No Gaz this week as he gets his revenge on Guy for being gone for MacWorld. Or something like though it may actually just be spending time with the family someplace fun and not about Guy at all. Speaking of run on sentences, Owen joins Guy and they talk about Macworld (though […]
  • Capturing Light: The Heart of Photography – Book Review

    Sam Negri
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Capturing Light: The Heart of Photography by Michael Freeman Focal Press Price: $20 to $30 in USA (Internet and retail) In this exhaustive analysis of different types of natural light, the British photographer Michael Freeman illuminates essential principles that will have you looking for photographic subjects in a different way. His thesis in this lavishly […]
  • Macro 3-in-1 Lens kit for iPhone 5/5s – Review

    Curt Blanchard
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Macro 3-in-1 Lens kit for iPhone 5/5s Manufacturer: olloclip MSRP: $69.99 Macro 3-in-1 Lens The folks at olloclip have developed a wide assortment of precision lenses that clip onto your iPhone or iPod Touch. There are telephoto, fisheye, macro, and wide angle lenses in a variety of strengths as well as 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 combo […]
  • TechFan #157 – The Techfan Soldier

    Tim Robertson
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    David and Tim discuss OWC Radio launching next week, leadership in tech companies, the lack of history in the computer industry, the Samsung S5, Apple history, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, feedback from listener Michael Breed, and more on Office on the iPad. Download and listen here RSS Feed for your podcast app Subscribe in […]
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  • FreeDum Throws An Innocent Ladybug Into Some Aww-ful Traps [Review]

    Evan Killham
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Cute animals are always in trouble. FreeDum by Pedro Category: iOS Games Works With: iPhone, iPad Price: $0.99 They’re always lost or in danger, or they want to eat a crap-ton of candy but can’t without your help. They’re a…Read more ›
  • Get One Year of Premium Web Hosting With DreamHost [Deals]

    Allan Blocker
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    Ever wanted to build a website? Hosting is an essential part! No matter what kind of site, you always need a web hosting service. DreamHost is an award-winning web hosting service that serves over 1.2 million apps, blogs, and websites.…Read more ›
  • Add To Your Design Toolbox With The Name Your Own Price B2B Designer Bundle [Deals]

    Allan Blocker
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    We’re back with another “name your own price” offer here at Cult of Mac Deals. That’s right. We’ve partnered with one of the world’s finest designers to bring you The Name Your Own Price B2B Designer Bundle. You pay what…Read more ›
  • Wholesome App’s New Update Lets You Assess Your Risk Of Scurvy

    Evan Killham
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    We wrote about the Wholesome app when it first came out, but it just received a new premium update that lets you do more than just see what’s in your food. The base app — with all of its nutritional…Read more ›
  • Twitter’s App Ads Now Offer Direct Download Links

    Cult of Android
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    Twitter advertisements promoting apps and games will now offer direct download links that make it easier and faster for users to obtain the titles that catch their eye. Twitter teased the new feature several weeks ago and officially announced it…Read more ›
 
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  • Report: Mavericks

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    speech recognition; Apple ID requirement
  • Report: Applications

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    Adobe cloud-only strategy and authentication
  • Report: Security

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    critical Java security patches, plus tips (links) for Adobe Flash updates; and more about Heartbleed; Google email scanning; and security certificate issues
  • Report: Internet Services

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    email service providers
  • Report: iPhone/iOS

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:42 am
    T-Mobile free data plan; text message (SMS) delivery/confirmation problems; text-to-voice message
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  • How many iPhones did Apple sell last quarter?

    Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:02 pm
    The analysts' estimates range from 34 million to nearly 43 million. Average: 38.2 million. FORTUNE -- In the analysts' notes to investors leading up to Apple's (AAPL) quarterly earnings report next week, the iPhone is topic No. 1. And with good reason. iPhone sales remain the company's single biggest source of revenue -- 52.6% of total revenues, to be specific, at this time last year. In a note issued Wednesday, Bernstein's Toni Sacconaghi rattled off a list MORE
  • Samsung okayed Apple attack ads 2 days after Steve Jobs died

    Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Remember those snarky TV spots mocking Apple customers waiting in line for an iPhone? FORTUNE -- Here's an interesting sequence of events, buried between the lines of a Samsung e-mail trail that Apple (AAPL) entered into evidence as part of its big patent infringement suit, now in its third week. -- Oct. 4, 2011: From Samsung's VP of U.S. sales Mike Pennington to Samsung America CEO Dale Sohn and chief marketing officer Todd Pendleton. "As you have shared MORE
  • Why isn't Apple suing Google?

    Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:11 am
    Samsung's argument that Apple attacked the wrong company could resonate with the jury. FORTUNE -- Watching Apple's (AAPL) patent infringement trial from afar -- today, it's from Prague -- I can't tell if the jury got as clear an explanation of where Apple's so-called "quick link" software came from as the one Daniel Eran Dilger posted Sunday on AppleInsider (How Samsung & Google teamed up to steal Apple Data Detectors for Android). But reading Dilger's deep dive into the history of the technology I'm MORE
  • Joe Nocera's thing about Apple

    Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    13 Apr 2014 | 2:12 am
    The New York Times Op-Ed columnist does it again. FORTUNE -- As I said the last time I wrote about him, I've met Joe Nocera and he seems like a nice guy. He's had a distinguished career as a business journalist -- including more than a decade at Fortune -- he's done some first-rate work on Apple (AAPL). "The Second Coming of Steve Jobs," a profile for Esquire of the entrepreneur at age 31, may be the best MORE
  • Apple docs: Samsung misled investors about Galaxy Tab sales

    Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:08 am
    A "top secret" internal report shows Samsung sold half as many Galaxy Tabs as it claimed. FORTUNE -- We were skeptical in January 2011 when Strategy Analytics reported -- based on a vague comment made to investors by a Samsung vice president -- that the company had already shipped 2 million Galaxy Tabs, reducing Apple's (AAPL) market share to 75% from 95% in less than six weeks. Nearly two dozen news outlets went with the report, including MORE
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  • Eyefi unveils Eyefi Cloud

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    Eyefi (www.eyefi.com), which specializes in digital camera connectivity, has unveiled Eyefi Cloud, a private photo-centric cloud service that makes newly captured photos instantly available on a smartphone, tablet, computer or smart TV.  read more
  • Does Twitter have a stickiness problem?

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    According to data published by Twitter analytics firm Twopcharts, Twitter may have a stickiness problem. According to the data there is a large discrepancy between the number of accounts created and the number of accounts that actually remain active. read more
  • TRENDnet ships Powerline 500 Wireless Kit

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    TRENDnet (www.trendnet.com) has released the Powerline 500 Wireless Kit, model TPL-410APK, which extends a home wireless network using existing electrical lines. The included TRENDnet Powerline adapters (TPL-406E + TPL-410AP) auto-connect out of the box over a pre-encrypted Powerline signal. You can network the standard Powerline 500 adapter, model TPL-406E, to a router and plug in the Powerline 500 AV Wireless Access Point, model TPL-410AP, into an outlet on the same electrical system to extend a high performance wireless network. read more
  • Don't change your passwords until Heartbleed bug is fixed

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    In the wake of the Heartbleed Bug, some inexperienced vendors are suggesting users change their passwords, but this won't protect them from further attacks. Last week, the Heartbleed bug was discovered. Since then, many companies and a few inexperienced security vendors have rushed to put out ill-advised statements. One of those theories is that users need to immediately change their passwords so they can maintain their online security. According to LogmeOnce CEO and security expert Kevin Shahbazi, this will not only not protect you, it could increase your risk of a cyber attack. read…
  • Tension Software revs Calcine for Mac OS X to version 1.4

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:44 am
    Tension Software (www.tensionsoftware.com) has updated Calcine, its algebra solver for Mac OS X, to version 1.4. Calcine provides a algebra solver in small strip window. You can use it for simple additions or for complex formula using and assigning variables and constants. read more
 
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  • ‘It’s a 0.1 Update That Feels Like a 2.0 Update’

    John Gruber
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:47 am
    Peter Bright reviews Windows Phone 8.1 for Ars Technica: Windows Phone 8.1, therefore, has a lot of work to do. It needs to take further steps along the path toward Microsoft’s vision of a unified operating system. It needs to work better on a wider range of hardware to both strengthen its position at the low end and give it a chance of making inroads at the high end. It needs to also offer features: it needs to do things to get people talking about the platform while attracting both users and developers. Remarkably, Windows Phone 8.1 delivers on all fronts.  ★ 
  • When a Committee Builds a Smartphone

    John Gruber
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:27 am
    David Pogue reviews the Samsung Galaxy S5: What is gunking up your screens is Samsung’s usual not-fully-thought-through assemblage of app flotsam. Why do you need one app for Gmail and another for other kinds of email accounts? Why do you need two photo apps — one from Samsung, one from Google? Two Settings apps? Two text-messaging apps? Two video players? This is the dark side of the Android experience: One company makes the hardware, another makes the software. Now they’re becoming rivals, and we can already see who the loser will be: you. My favorite part is the “one-handed…
  • ‘The Pinnacle of Fitness Failure: Samsung’s Gear Fit Activity Tracker’

    John Gruber
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:12 am
    DC Rainmaker: This is a product I wanted to love, but ultimately, it just ended up being a huge disappointment. Hopefully Samsung can iterate quickly on the software, and move the platform forward to something that someone might actually want to buy. In the meantime, mine is going into my desk drawer. What happens when Samsung doesn’t have a market leader to copy.  ★ 
  • Siri Honors Jackie Robinson

    John Gruber
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Classy.  ★ 
  • Samsung Launches Website Highlighting ‘Meaningful’ Design

    John Gruber
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:26 pm
    You can’t make this stuff up.  ★ 
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  • Refurbished Retina iPad mini goes on sale through Apple for $339

    Joseph Keller
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:24 am
    Apple is now offering the iPad mini with Retina display on its Refurbished Store. Currently, Apple is only selling refurbished Wi-Fi models, with the cellular models not yet available.
  • Evernote Business Notebook lets you share while keeping your personal notes private

    Simon Sage
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
    Evernote has introduced a rather interesting new notebook in conjunction with Moleskine. Users can now capture digital images of notes written on custom-made paper notebooks and enjoy a wealth of extra features over your usual text recognition apps. The Evernote app recognizes notes you want to keep for your own personal reference in the cloud, others to share with colleagues, whether you want an item to be prioritized with a reminder, and where to file notes thanks to a selection of smart stickers. As always, text from uploaded notes is fully searchable.
  • Breeze, by the makers of RunKeeper, aims to keep you moving in style

    Derek Kessler
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    There's a new motion tracking app in town, and it's from the developers of the highly popular RunKeeper app and service. Breeze, by FitnessTracker, utilizes the M7 motion coprocessor in the iPhone 5s to monitor your movement and provide you with updates and motivation throughout the day. That M7 data is constantly and consistently being tracked by iOS anyway, so you can install Breeze now for free and have a week's worth of data right off the bat.
  • Dynamic affordance: Can the iOS 8 interface be made smarter?

    Rene Ritchie
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    Depending on who you are and how you feel, iOS 7 either took the training wheels off to fully embrace digital design, or it removed so much interface as to crush usability. Both are true. iOS is used by a wide range of people, from the digital and mobile immigrant — those who grew up reading newspapers or using PCs — to the digital and mobile native — those who were born to iPhone and iPad. One, single, static default choice can never properly meet the needs of everyone across that range. But what if iOS 8 could make affordance and accessibility dynamic? Affordance — the…
  • Pixelmator previews impressive advanced image repair tool

    Simon Sage
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:10 am
    An upcoming update to Mac photo editing app Pixelmator will include a rather impressive repair tool. With it, you’ll be able to remove entire objects simply by painting on them and letting the software do the rest. The same tool will be able to remove blemishes and dust with ease. A similar feature has existed in Adobe Photoshop for several years, but Pixelmator is generally much more user friendly and always significantly more affordable.
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  • Using Time Machine on unsupported volumes

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    I wanted to use Time Machine on my exFAT hard drive, but turns out that these volumes aren't supported from Time Machine! There is a very simple way to use Time Machines on unsupported hard drives, as long as you follow these instructions carefully you shouldn't have any issues at all. First, connect the unsupported volume (in this case, an exFAT external hard drive.) When it mounts, open the Terminal and type these commands, substituting 'My External HDD Name' for the name of the unsupported volume. cd /Volumes cd 'My External HDD Name' Next, type this code, substituting for your needs:…
  • 10.8: AppleScript to close iCal Alerts

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    I'd just installed OS X 10.8, and booted to find the right side of my screen covered in Birthday and Calendar notifications! Since installing I've clicked 'Close' on way too many iCal notification alerts. Here's a script to close them all for you in one fell swoop. Since I still want iCal to popup a Notification alert for event alarms I've set, I don't want to simply disable all the iCal notifications (or set them to temporary banner alerts). However, it still occurs that sometimes a small pile of alerts have accrued while I was away from the computer, and I really hate hitting 'Close' a…
  • Create very unique signatures in Preview

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    You can make signatures in Preview that are pen and ink style drawings. I don't know if this has been posted yet, or if it is generally known, but I stumbled upon a neat feature of signatures in Preview.app. When you create a signature, if you you don't hold up a piece of paper with a signature on it, and simply smile for a mug shot, Preview will create a signature that is a neat pen and ink style image of yourself, or whatever is in front of the camera. I've created several, that for the right client, can be used as a humorous alternative to an actual signature. I also used a screen capture…
  • Custom margins in TextEdit

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    There is already an old hint about this topic, but it doesn't really explain it very clearly, only in the comments. Here's how you can change the margins in TextEdit to your favourite size, so that you can use, for example, the whole space on a sheet of paper when printing. First, save your document first as a Rich Text file (.rtf), if you have not already done this. To see the effect directly in your document, open it and enable under the Format menu the setting Wrap to Page for your document. Next open up the TextEdit preferences, switch to the tab Open and Save and check on the option…
  • Low-power mode for Maps.app

    4 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    It's possible to save power when using Maps to navigate in a car. It's an obvious trick once you know about it, and easy too. When you're navigating with the Maps app, you're probably used to it chewing through battery life. Even on a full charge my iPhone 5 doesn't last more than 2-3 hours when navigating. To eke out extra life, just press the Sleep button (top of the phone), once you're on your way and are on a long stretch before the next turn/navigation point (i.e. on a freeway for 50 miles). The screen will blank, but the navigation will continue. The phone will briefly wake 10 miles…
 
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  • How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

    Soulskill
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Velcroman1 writes: "Car stereo salesmen and installers around the country are hoping Apple's CarPlay in-car infotainment system will have a big presence in the aftermarket car stereo industry. The Nikkei Asian Review reports that Alpine is making car stereo head units for between $500 – $700 that will run the iOS-like system Apple unveiled last month, and Macrumors added Clarion to the list of CarPlay supporters. Pioneer is also getting into the game, with support said to be coming to existing car stereo models in its NEX line ($700 – $1400) via firmware update, according to…
  • Apple's Spotty Record of Giving Back To the Tech Industry

    samzenpus
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    chicksdaddy (814965) writes "Given Apple's status as the world's most valuable company and its enormous cash hoard, the refusal to offer even meager support to open source and industry groups is puzzling. From the article: 'Apple bundles software from the Apache Software Foundation with its OS X operating system, but does not financially support the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) in any way. That is in contrast to Google and Microsoft, Apple's two chief competitors, which are both Platinum sponsors of ASF — signifying a contribution of $100,000 annually to the Foundation. Sponsorships…
  • Wi-Fi Problems Dog Apple-Samsung Trial

    timothy
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:54 pm
    alphadogg (971356) writes "There's a new sign on the door to Courtroom 5 at the federal courthouse in San Jose, the home to the Apple v. Samsung battle that's playing out this month: 'Please turn off all cell phones.' For a trial that centers on smartphones and the technology they use, it's more than a little ironic. The entire case might not even be taking place if the market wasn't so big and important, but the constant need for connectivity of everyone is causing problems in the court, hence the new sign. The problems have centered on the system that displays the court reporter's real-time…
  • Apple, Google, and Amazon's Quest For One Remote Control Is Futile

    Soulskill
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    smaxp writes: "If the cable and satellite live television providers were to comment on the latest Amazon Fire TV or reports of the new Google Android and Apple TVs, it would likely be in the voice and character of Charlton Heston: 'We will give up our remotes when they are pried from our cold dead hands.' Amazon's Fire TV and the rumored Google Android and Apple TVs excite and then disappoint. At first glance, it looks like cable and satellite television are about to be outflanked and the eternal struggle with the TV remote and set-top box will be solved with an intuitive interface to search…
  • Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior Art?

    Unknown Lamer
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:02 pm
    theodp (442580) writes "GeekWire reports that a Microsoft researcher's 1991 video could torpedo Apple's key 'slide to unlock' patent, one of 5 patents that the iPhone maker cited in its demand for $40 per Samsung phone. Confronted with what appears to be damning video evidence of prior art that pre-dates its 'invention' by more than a decade, Apple has reportedly argued that the sliding on/off switch demoed by Catherine Plaisant is materially different than the slide to unlock switch that its 7 inventors came up with. Apple's patent has already been deemed invalid in Europe because of similar…
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  • Eyefi unveils Eyefi Cloud

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    Eyefi (www.eyefi.com), which specializes in digital camera connectivity, has unveiled Eyefi Cloud, a private photo-centric cloud service that makes newly captured photos instantly available on a smartphone, tablet, computer or smart TV.  read more
  • Does Twitter have a stickiness problem?

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    According to data published by Twitter analytics firm Twopcharts, Twitter may have a stickiness problem. According to the data there is a large discrepancy between the number of accounts created and the number of accounts that actually remain active. read more
  • TRENDnet ships Powerline 500 Wireless Kit

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    TRENDnet (www.trendnet.com) has released the Powerline 500 Wireless Kit, model TPL-410APK, which extends a home wireless network using existing electrical lines. The included TRENDnet Powerline adapters (TPL-406E + TPL-410AP) auto-connect out of the box over a pre-encrypted Powerline signal. You can network the standard Powerline 500 adapter, model TPL-406E, to a router and plug in the Powerline 500 AV Wireless Access Point, model TPL-410AP, into an outlet on the same electrical system to extend a high performance wireless network. read more
  • Don't change your passwords until Heartbleed bug is fixed

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    In the wake of the Heartbleed Bug, some inexperienced vendors are suggesting users change their passwords, but this won't protect them from further attacks. Last week, the Heartbleed bug was discovered. Since then, many companies and a few inexperienced security vendors have rushed to put out ill-advised statements. One of those theories is that users need to immediately change their passwords so they can maintain their online security. According to LogmeOnce CEO and security expert Kevin Shahbazi, this will not only not protect you, it could increase your risk of a cyber attack. read…
  • Tension Software revs Calcine for Mac OS X to version 1.4

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:44 am
    Tension Software (www.tensionsoftware.com) has updated Calcine, its algebra solver for Mac OS X, to version 1.4. Calcine provides a algebra solver in small strip window. You can use it for simple additions or for complex formula using and assigning variables and constants. read more
 
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  • Apple Seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Build 13D43 to Developers

    Juli Clover
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Apple today seeded build 13D43 of OS X 10.9.3 to developers, just under a week after releasing the sixth OS X beta, build 13D38, and a little over a month after the first 10.9.3 beta. The beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store as well as through the Mac Dev Center. Apple continues to ask developers to focus on Graphics Drivers and Audio, and Safari. As was discovered with the first beta, 10.9.3 adds new support for 4K displays, offering “Retina” resolutions that improve readability along with support for 60Hz output from the Retina MacBook Pro.
  • 'Social Network' Director David Fincher Will Not Helm Steve Jobs Movie

    Jordan Golson
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    The Social Network director David Fincher will not direct Sony's Steve Jobs biopic, both written by Aaron Sorkin, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Back in February, a report came out saying Fincher was in negotiations to direct the film. The report says Fincher was asking for $10 million in fees in addition to control over marketing the movie, with Sony saying his asking price was too high. It is possible that negotiations will proceed between the director and Sony. A source with ties to the studio says Fincher potentially could re-enter negotiations but that the fee he is seeking is…
  • Photos of New Building at Apple's European Headquarters Show Glass Exterior, Spacious Interior

    Richard Padilla
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Photos of Apple’s new "Building 4" office building located at its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland have surfaced on the website of Bennett Construction. The images show off the location’s glass exterior and spacious interior that features multiple office floors, a cafeteria with kitchen, a conference room equipped with large monitors, and a lounge-type area. Apple’s European headquarters opened in 1980 as the company’s first location outside of the United States. In April 2012, it was reported that Apple would be adding 500 new jobs at the location, bringing the…
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth Coming to Mac This Fall

    Richard Padilla
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:20 pm
    2K Games today announced that Civilization: Beyond Earth, the next entry in the popular Civilization strategy game franchise, is coming to the Mac alongside releases Windows and Linux this fall. Set in a science-fiction-themed future, the game will allow players to select one of eight different expedition sponsors that are looking to colonize alien planets in order to establish a new civilization. Similar to previous titles in the series, gameplay will center around building large armies and structures as well as researching advanced technologies. Civilization: Beyond Earth also features an…
  • Branding Agency CEO Karl Heiselman to Join Apple's Marketing Team

    Juli Clover
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Karl Heiselman, Global CEO of branding agency Wolff Olins is set to leave his position to join Apple in a marketing communications role, reports Ad Age. The move comes as Apple works to double the size of its in-house creative design team as competition from Samsung and Android heats up. Mr. Heiselman confirmed by email that he accepted "an exciting new role at Apple after 14 fantastic years at Wolff Olins," but referred further questions to Apple. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.Wolff Olins describes itself as a "brand and innovation firm for the future," specializing in helping…
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  • ‘iPad and iPhone Kung Fu’ Book is Loaded with iOS 7 Tips and Hints

    Nancy Gravley
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am
    "iPad and iPhone Kung Fu - Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks for iOS 7" is a book written for beginner to intermediate iOS 7 users. It contains over 300 tips, each one written in a clear, easy to follow style. The book will allow someone picking up an iOS device for the first time to become completely comfortable with the device. Those more experienced will be pleased to find numerous tips that will improve their comfort and efficiency. Available in paperback and/or eBook.
  • Apple’s iOS 8 to Reportedly Include Shazam Music Recognition

    Jeff Gamet
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    Apple apparently wants to make it easier for iPhone and iPad users to identify the songs they hear, so the company is reportedly planning on including Shazam's song identification technology in iOS 8. Including Shazam as a system-level feature would make it easier to answer those "what song is playing" questions, but could put a crimp in sales of competing apps.The Mac Observer Spin: Including song identification in iOS 8 would give Apple yet another way to drive customers to the iTunes Store, and if that technology comes from Shazam, it'll be a hard blow for SoundHound.
  • Sponsor: Merlin from Project Wizards

    Dave Hamilton
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    It is my distinct pleasure to have Project Wizards on board this week to sponsor TMO with their awesome project management app, Merlin. Long-time followers of TMO history will note that Project Wizards has been sponsoring our Cirque du Mac party for the past 5 years straight, contributing directly to the benefit of our collective community here. Please join me in offering our sincere thanks for all of this.
  • New Cars for Anki Drive Hit the Track

    Jeff Gamet
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:48 am
    The incredibly cool iPhone-based remote control cars for Anki Drive have some new competition because the company has two new models available. The Corax and Hadion models offer new feature to ramp up the competition: Hadion comes with Turbo Boost, and Corax lets you mount multiple weapons. The new cars make an already great racing game even more awesome, and Anki has new tracks available, too. Corax and Hadion are priced at US$69 each, and the new Crossroads and Bottleneck tracks cost $99 a piece.
  • ACM 250: Apple’s iPhone Pricing, Samsung’s Fudging, Amazon’s Ambition

    Bryan Chaffin &amp; Jeff Gamet
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Apple is rumored to want $100 more for a larger screen iPhone 6 than iPhones past. Bryan and Jeff say, "Well, duh!" They also take a look at Samsung getting caught fudging its tablet sales and Amazon's hardware ambitions. Come on, let's hear it! Who's been waiting anxiously for an Amazon smartphone? That's right, no one.
 
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  • Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 2 in San Francisco

    3 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    Apple has announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference June 2 through June 6 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. At the conference, developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X. WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs to help developers integrate new technologies and fine-tune their apps, as well as the Apple Design Awards, which showcase the best apps from the past year. Developers can apply for tickets via the WWDC website now through Monday, April 7 at 10 a.m. PDT, and tickets…
  • Apple Leads Shift Toward Cleaner Internet

    2 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    A Greenpeace study shows that Apple leads the way in making the Internet greener and more sustainable, according to The Telegraph. Greenpeace’s “Clicking Clean” report looked at 19 major tech companies and concluded that Apple — with all its data centers powered by energy from sustainable sources — is the most aggressive in reaching the goal of 100 percent renewable energy. Apple’s shift to clean energy “made it clear why it’s one of the world’s most innovative and popular companies,” said Gary Cook, senior IT analyst at Greenpeace.
  • San Francisco Giants Hope iBeacon Hits a Home Run with Fans

    28 Mar 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Starting this baseball season, the San Francisco Giants are adopting Apple’s iBeacon technology to send offers and alerts directly to fans’ iOS 7 devices while they’re at AT&T Park, reports Engadget. This is the first year Major League Baseball has begun using the technology, and it will appear in 20 of the 30 MLB ballparks. The Giants believe that iBeacon technology can help fans have a better time at the ballpark. “Mobile and digital experiences are paramount to our fan experience,” says the team’s Chief Information Officer Bill Schlough. “It opens up a world of…
  • iPad Writes a New Game Plan for Concussions

    25 Mar 2014 | 1:57 pm
    To help diagnose sports-related concussions, Cleveland Clinic in Ohio is using an iPad app that can measure and monitor symptoms moments after an athlete gets hurt. With iPad and the C3 Logix app, trainers can visualize an injury’s effect on cognitive and motor performance, making it easier to spot a concussion. “In the past, evaluating a concussed athlete involved a lot of guesswork,” says athletic trainer Jason Cruickshank, whose team is part of a program using this new technology. “iPad and the C3 Logix app have taken that subjectivity out of the process.” And injury assessments…
  • NPR Shows and Newscasts Now Available on iTunes Radio

    24 Mar 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and other shows are now available via a new 24-hour NPR streaming station on iTunes Radio. And later this spring, NPR is planning to expand the station to include streams of member stations in the U.S. “What you hear today is just the start of what’s to come,” said Zach Brand, NPR’s vice president of digital media.
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  • Alternative Keyboard Layouts

    Ricky Buchanan
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Virtually all computer keyboards in English speaking countries are arranged so that the letter keys, if you read from the top-left, start off with Q W E R T Y. This layout is known by those first six letters – The “QWERTY” (pronounced like “k-were-tee”) layout. Most people aren’t aware of the fact, but there are alternatives to this arrangement of letters and punctuation and the alternatives can be very useful for assistive technology. This article doesn’t go into the technical details of how to use alternative keyboard layouts with a Mac computer.
  • How To Speak to Your iPhone or iPad

    Ricky Buchanan
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Did you know that your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch has no less than three different ways built in for you to speak to it? They are: Voice Control Siri Dictation Each system has its own uses, advantages and disadvantages. Voice Control The Voice Control system was first introduced in iOS 3.2 on the iPhone 3GS and was the earliest form of voice control available on iDevices. Voice Control uses the device itself for voice processing which means it can be quite slow – especially on older devices – but also means it works in places where there is no fast internet connection available.
  • 8 Ways To Stop Your Arms Hurting

    Ricky Buchanan
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Are you a computer user in this keyboarding age whose arms, wrists, or hands hurt from typing or mousing too much? Even if you don’t have full blown RSI or carpal tunnel, pain after using the computer too much can be disabling. Also, pain that only happens for a little while after you use the computer can be a signal that you may be in store for worse if you don’t change the way you do things. These suggestions are arranged roughly in order of how drastic they are – I suggest that you go through the list in order, doing the things suggested at each step before proceeding to…
  • Solving iOS Battery Drain

    Ricky Buchanan
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:21 pm
    There is a really great article by Scotty Loveless today about solving iOS battery drain. Scotty’s worked as an Apple Genius for two years so he really knows what he’s talking about, and all of his recommendations mirror suggestions that I frequently make to people which is nice and reassuring! Even for those of us who don’t have a problem, per se, with battery drain this could be a good read. Why? When you use your iPhone or iPad for something assistive you probably use it a lot. Especially when the devices are used for communication (AAC) I’m guessing they’re…
  • Text-to-Speech or Speech-to-Text?

    Ricky Buchanan
    30 Mar 2014 | 6:57 pm
    There are a lot of searches that find this blog using the phrases “speech to text” and “text to speech” or equivalents using words like “voice”, “speaking”, “typing”, and so on. It seems from the logs, that a lot of people aren’t sure what the difference is between “speech to text” and “text to speech” so I thought I’d clarify. “Text to speech” is where the computer speaks. The computer can speak anything and it’s still text to speech – it could speak what you’re…
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  • 13 Steve Jobs Quotes

    Mike Flaminio
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    A little inspiration to get your week going.
  • Twelve South launches wooden Macbook stand in BookArc m�d

    Mike Flaminio
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    <blockquote class=quote> Inspired by mid-century modern classics like the Eames Lounge Chair and Cherner Armchair, the elegant BookArc m�d features hardwoods and finishes chosen to complement almost any home or studio.</blockquote> The BookArc m�d is new version of the company's laptop holder. The idea is the BookArc is a place to either store your MacBook vertically when not in use or to keep it there while connected to an external monitor and keyboard. It's a pretty stylish system for those who like a place for everything. The BookArc is kit that includes silicone inserts to…
  • Alpine planning after market CarPlay head units

    Mike Flaminio
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    MacRumors: <blockquote class=quote>Car electronics manufacturer Alpine will begin selling a standalone aftermarket console that will support Apple's CarPlay vehicle integration feature, reports Japanese business newspaper Nikkei. Alpine's offering, which will likely be the first aftermarket device to support CarPlay, is said to hit the United States and Europe this year with a cost of around $500 to $700. </blockquote> I think there's a lot of interest in after-market car upgrades to support CarPlay simply because the only other alternative is to buy a new car. This no doubt will…
  • Linking Apple TV with IFTTT for evergreen screen saver photos

    Mike Flaminio
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Graham Spencer: <blockquote class=quote>For example, for the last few months I've been using a combination of Flickr, IFTTT and Instagram to create an Apple TV screen saver that cycles through images that I have liked on Instagram and it is far better than seeing the same old National Geographic photos (as great as they are) over and over again.</blockquote> Cool idea. Basically you can link multiple photo sources to Flickr using IFTTT, and then link that Flickr account to Apple TV as a source for screen saver photos. Right now I use iCloud Photo Stream which basically serves the…
  • Funny Samsung sales numbers and the analysts who reported them

    Mike Flaminio
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    And not ha-ha funny. Some new internal Samsung documents came to light in the whole Apple-Samsung legal grudge match. The documents reveal sales figures that grossly overstate sales of devices and seriously call into question the ethics of so-called industry analysts. Daniel Eran Dilger for Apple Insider pulls out the sharp sticks: <blockquote class=quote>It also calls into question why IDC, Gartner and Strategy Analytics seem to carefully avoid mention of U.S. market share figures that would provide valuable insight into the domestic market for mobile apps and accessories and…
 
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  • Talenty – Become Famous Lets Users Showcase Talent from Around the World

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    Cupertino, California – People who dream of being the next Internet sensation – or want to help discover and support tomorrow’s superstars – can now download the fabulous new no-cost app Talenty – Become Famous from SellanApp. Unlike anything that the App Store has seen before, Talenty is a social network where users can post videos that spotlight any talent they have, whether it’s singing, dancing, performing a magic trick, demonstrating superhuman feats of strength, or anything else that sets them apart and makes them stand out from the crowd. It’s…
  • Beamer 2.0 released with redesigned interface and new features

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Utrecht, Netherlands – Tupil today released version 2.0 of their Mac app Beamer. The update brings a completely redesigned user interface and much requested new features, such as playlists and better controls. Beamer makes it possible to stream any movie file from your Mac directly to Apple TV using AirPlay. Beamer accepts all common formats, codecs and resolutions. Just open any movie file and press play. Unlike Screen Mirroring, Beamer is specifically optimized for video playback at the highest quality and it supports 5.1 surround sound. The Apple TV remote can be used to pause,…
  • Melesta Games launches Mac version of Toy Defense

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Seattle, Washington – Melesta Games is happy to announce the launch of the Mac version of its popular WWI tower defense game Toy Defense – Toy Defense. World War I. Players can now enjoy the historically-inspired gameplay, advanced strategies and tactics, and ultra-realistic sounds and visual effects on their Mac devices. Toy Defense. World War I for Mac is now available for download from the Mac App Store. More than 15 million fans all over the world are playing the Toy Defense franchise! Set in World War I, Toy Defense. World War I combines elements of strategy, simulation, and…
  • Travelog for iPhone – Get Travel Info You Need, Fast

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    Singapore – Independent developer, Rohan Kapur is pleased to announce the updated version of Travelog for iOS. The app allows you to access important travel info you need, fast. Record a flight, and get access to weather, news, plug sizes, places of interest, translations, currency conversions, timezones, and more. On top of this, Travelog is a social platform, you can create connections with people, and check out when they will be in the city you’re traveling to. From there, you can message them and setup meetings, or catch up! We aim to ease the lives of frequent business…
  • Three Or More – Simply Match Gems – No Crushing and Blitzing Wallets

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Dallas, Texas – Appdore today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Three Or More 1.0, their brand new gem game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. As there are so many gem games these days that are all clones that follow the same swipe left, swipe down, match three gems and score formula, Three Or More offers a new twist on a classic game. Enjoy this fast paced gem game that is all about matching three or more gems in any way possible. If a gem is falling or touches the gem color that you are trying to link then it will probably link and cluster, allowing you to…
 
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  • Hey Mom and Dad - Have we got a hip new iPad app for your cool kids

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:27 am
    Nowhere Games announces the completion of their first creative endeavor, Muppers and Poot, recently released on the Apple App Store and available for download on iPad. The game is the hilarious story about a lonely pup named Muppers and a funny ghost named Poot. It is packed full of entertaining activities for children 3-7 and has been developed to not be boring. You and your child have the option of reading the fun, fully narrated interactive story, solving puzzles to win bottle caps and more.
  • Talenty - Become Famous Lets Users Showcase Talent from Around the World

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
    Talenty - Become Famous from SellanApp is a social network where users can post videos that spotlight any talent they have, as well as spot and support talent from around the world. Whether it's singing, dancing, performing a magic trick, demonstrating superhuman feats of strength, or anything else that sets them apart from the crowd. The new no-cost app also has several special features, including unique user profile screens, offline video viewing, enhanced privacy protection and more.
  • Haypi Monster 1.6: An Enjoyable Adventure

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    The mobile games developer Haypi Co., Ltd. has been constantly improving their MMORPG for iOS and Android - Haypi Monster. It is an EDU game where players can collect hundreds of monsters while they pass through exciting adventures. The new version 1.6 includes lots of content added to the game, while its further updated version 1.6.1 mostly contains improvements on multi-language display and game tasks. A whole new scene, called Deadly Desert, has been introduced to the game.
  • Beamer 2.0 released with redesigned interface and new features

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Tupil today announces Beamer 2.0, an update to their popular media streaming application for OS X. Specifically optimized for video playback at the highest quality, Beamer makes it possible to stream any movie file from your Mac directly to Apple TV using AirPlay. Beamer accepts all common formats, codecs and resolutions. Just open any movie file and press play. Version 2.0 brings a completely redesigned user interface and much requested new features, such as playlists and better controls.
  • Melesta Games launches Mac version of Toy Defense

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Melesta Games announces the launch of the Mac version of its popular World War I tower defense game Toy Defense - Toy Defense. World War I. Mac gamers can now put their defensive and strategic skills to the ultimate test, defend their bases from the enemies, and lead their armies to victory! Set in World War I, the game combines elements of strategy, simulation, and classic tower defense for a completely unique experience. The game is available for download now from the Mac App Store
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  • SteamTRAIN 4.4 Released

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April 17, 2014 6:00 AMNostalgic Software has announced the release of SteamTRAIN 4.4. The latest incarnation of the 1800's era steam train simulation adds night lighting on the track-map, improves locomotive smoke, and smooths details with anti-aliasing.More about SteamTRAIN:Your train will travel between stations, up and down grades, negotiate curves, switch tracks, and couple/uncouple cars. Simple keyboard/mouse controls include the throttle, boiler pressure, traction sand, air brakes, manual couplers, and track switches. A mixed-weather option includes clear skies, rain, or snow plus…
  • B2: Sir Hammerlock Versus The Son of Crawmerax Launched

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April 17, 2014 6:00 AMGearbox Software's fifth and final Borderlands 2 Headhunter add-on, Sir Hammerlock Versus the Son of Crawmerax, is now available. Brought to Mac by Aspyr Media the DLC revolves around the players attempts to defeat Crawmerax Jr., son of the great crab worm from an add-on for the original Borderlands.Join Sir Hammerlock along with Brick, Mordecai, and Lilith on a relaxing vacation on Wam Bam Island as you play the biggest (and last) Headhunter add-on in the series. At first, everything appears peaceful as Sir Hammerlock shows off his homemade brew and talks about the…
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director’s Cut Released

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April 17, 2014 6:00 AMFeral Interactive has announced that Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director’s Cut, the enhanced version of the action role-playing game Deus Ex: Human Revolution, is out now for the Mac, available exclusively through Steam. Deus Ex: Human Revolution was developed by Eidos-Montréal and published by Square Enix for games consoles and PC.“Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director’s Cut polishes an already fantastic experience,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “The overhauled boss fights give players even more choice about how they approach…
  • Curse Of Naxxramas To Bring New Adventure To Hearthstone

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April 17, 2014 6:00 AMBlizzard Entertainment recently announced Curse of Naxxramas a single player adventure mode for the Hearthstone online card game. Players of the adventure will have the opportunity to defeat a collection of iconic bosses in an effort to earn new cards for their decks. Curse will also introduce a new game board and nine unique class challenges to conquer. The first of five unique wings in the dungeon adventure will be available free to all players, while the remaining four will require in-game gold or real money to access.A Necropolis to Die ForThe ancient necropolis…
  • Moebius: Empire Rising Available Now

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April 17, 2014 6:00 AMMoebius: Empire Rising from veteran adventure game designer Jane Jensen and Phoenix Online Publishing is now available. The game lets players step into the shoes of Malachi Rector, an antiquities dealer who becomes embroiled in a mystery when he takes a job from a secretive government agency. This thrilling new adventure game from master storyteller Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight, Gray Matter) and Phoenix Online Studios (Cognition, The Silver Lining) introduces Malachi Rector, an expert in antiquities whose photographic memory and eye for detail transform people and clues…
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  • Wireless industry commits to iOS-style anti-theft measures

    Kenny Hemphill
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    Several manufacturers of mobile phones and tablets, including Apple, as well as the networks which carry data have made a commitment to introduce anti-theft measures by the middle of next year, according to Re/code. Along with Apple, Google, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia and Samsung have signed the agreement and they’ve been joined by the five largest wireless carriers in the US. Re/code reported: Those signing the pledge agree that devices going on sale after July 2015 will have the ability to remotely wipe data and be rendered inoperable, if the user chooses, to prevent the…
  • Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal with iPad apps

    Kenny Hemphill
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    Microsoft has announced a new subscription plan for Office 365 which allows access from one Mac or PC and one tablet. Subscribers can download the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to one Mac (or PC) instead of the five allowed on Home Premium. They can also download and use the iPad versions of the same three apps on one tablet. The Personal subscription is priced at £5.99/ month or £59.99/ year compared to £7.99/ month or £79.99/ year for Home Premium. ‘An Office 365 Personal subscription allows for one PC or Mac, and one tablet (including iPad) to be connected to the service, and is…
  • US company Alpine to sell after-market CarPlay kits

    Kenny Hemphill
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    Alpine, a US company which specialises in manufacturing electronics equipment for cars will start selling CarPlay units in the Autumn, according to 9to5 Mac. Several car manufacturers have already announced plans to build CarPlay units into the dashboards of new cars, but Alpine is the first to offer a separate device which can be fitted to existing cars and will allow anyone with a compatible iOS device to use CarPlay features such as Siri- controlled calls, voicemail, and Maps. Little else is known about the units, including when or if they will be available in the UK. They are expected to…
  • Heartbleed: the lowdown and what you should do now

    Kenny Hemphill
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    A huge number of apparently secure websites and Internet services, perhaps hundreds of thousands, have been vulnerable to attack since 2011, according to numerous reports. A vulnerability in one implementation of SSL (secure sockets layer), the cryptographic protocol which adds the ‘s’ to ‘https’ means that the sites and services could have been leaking data for three years. The implementation, OpenSSL, is believed to be in use on hundreds of thousands of servers, including those operated by Yahoo, Eventbrite, and the FBI. Heartbleed, as the vulnerability has been…
  • Adobe launches Lightroom Mobile for iPad

    Kenny Hemphill
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    Adobe has launched an iPad app for its Lightroom RAW image editing tool. Intended as a companion app to Lightroom 5, although it can be used on its own, Lightroom Mobile syncs photo collections via Creative Cloud, allowing to make edits on the iPad and see them on the Mac or PC application. Whilst Lightroom Mobile is shorn of many of its desktop sibling’s features, it includes many of its key tools. You can adjust exposure, colour temperature, highlights, shadows, and saturation, for example. And you can also crop, straighten and choose from built-in tone presets. Lightroom Mobile is…
 
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  • Apple’s latest campaign further encourages people to be that asshole that videos stuff with their iPad

    Dr. Macenstein
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    Anyone with kids old enough to require that you show up at some sort of recital or school concert knows that it is nearly impossible to get decent video of that event. In the old days, the parents who cared would actually bring a video camera to the event. Only 1/3 of those parents knew […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed an Ovalith Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:05 pm
    OVALITH DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 30 seconds BUY-IT Price: ?? GEMS HOW TO BREED: Gem Dragon – must be earned by redeeming Magic Eggs (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to […]
  • How to: Get your 30-inch Apple Display to work with your new Mac Pro

    Dr. Macenstein
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    What’s another $100 when you’ve already spent $10,000 on a Mac Pro, am I right? Here’s another tip from my “this might only affect me but I’ll throw it out there anyway” department (and I suppose this could also be filed under “First-World-Problems” too)… So after over 2 months of waiting, I finally received my […]
  • Pretty sure SelfieBot could raise $4 million in one day on KickStarter

    Dr. Macenstein
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
    If there’s one thing I hate, it’s April Fool’s Day, but if there’s one thing I LOVE, it’s well made, clever videos that show us how ridiculous, self-centered, and technology-dependant we humans have become! And yes, I want one. via the geniuses at gosphero
  • This looks cool: Pyle’s Street Blaster

    Dr. Macenstein
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:32 am
    Mmmm… 1000 watts… This Bluetooth boom box from Pyle Audio looks almost exactly like one I had in 1992 that I bought because I was young and thought it looked like a bazooka. Still the thing was crazy loud, and this looks similarly promising. The Street Blaster is a full range stereo speaker system offering […]
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  • Mindown 1.2.1 - Sync notes, todos and lists across your devices. (Commercial)

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    Mindown is the new and best way to write and organize your notes, lists, todos, ideas and more. And to keep them in sync on all your Mac and iOS devices! Your mind is filled with information and ideas, with Mindown you can keep all that organized once and for all. Mindown lets you link notes inside notes so you can keep related information grouped just like you do in your head. You can also choose a note to be your Badge Note and Mindown will reflect the number of notes inside it on your icon badge. Perfect for your to-do list. And don't be afraid to make mistakes, subscribers can access old…
  • ChatBook Pro 1.7 - Stay connected with all your Facebook friends. (Commercial)

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    ChatBook Pro is a brand new way of chatting in Facebook! Chatting has become super easy with Chatbook Pro. Chat, share, and stay connected with all your friends. It helps you connect with your friends and share on the go. It gives an excellent user-experience that's super simple to use for unlimited chatting. Features: Work and chat at the same time Keep Chatbar on both sides Instantly see who's online on Facebook Share photos and videos Pop-up notifications Chat with multiple contacts at the same time Semi-transparent mode also available Beautifully designed It's clean, simple, and amazing!!
  • Angry Birds Rio 2.1.0 - Episodic puzzle game with Rio film twists. (Commercial)

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:47 am
    Angry Birds Rio shows what happens when everybody's favourite fierce fowl get caged and shipped to Rio: they get very angry! In Angry Birds Rio, the original Angry Birds are kidnapped and taken to the magical city of Rio de Janeiro, where they eventually escape their captors and set out to to save their friends, Blu and Jewel - two rare macaws and the stars of the upcoming Fox motion picture, Rio. Angry Birds Rio will pair the physics-based gameplay of the original game with unique twists based on the film. Angry Birds Rio features: Two fantastic episodes with 60 exciting levels! Completely…
  • LogicWorks 4.7.6 - Teaches the concepts of digital electronic circuits. (Demo)

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:46 am
    LogicWorks teaches the concepts of digital electronic circuits. The integrated schematic entry and simulation software was designed specifically for educational use and can be applied in minutes. Probes, displays, and switches are placed right on the circuit diagram, and operate the circuit just as if it were on a real breadboard in front of the user. Upon naming the signal lines, the timing relationships are displayed instantly in the timing diagram window. Teachers can demonstrate the effect of making or breaking connections, changing clock rates, or increasing device delays. Simple to…
  • Export Address Book 1.9.3 - Export data from Apple Address Book. (Shareware)

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    Export Address Book is an advanced Address Book exporter to export your local contacts to various formats. It even lets you export fields with custom labels. It can export directly to an Excel file, but also supports other export formats like XML with optional XSLT processing, tab-separated values, CSV, HTML table, and customizable vCards. It comes with a set of pre-defined export templates for common applications, but also lets you create your own templates.Version 1.9.3: Fixes a crash when parsing malformed contact data. Fixes some GUI glitches in the XML format options panel. OS X 10.6 or…
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  • Apple Among Consortium Of Manufacturers, Wireless Carriers Supporting Anti-Theft Commitment

    Christopher Meinck
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Announced by the CTIA Wireless Association today, Apple is among a large group of smartphone manufacturers and wireless carriers who will support the ‘Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment‘. The move comes as politicians have started to lobby aggressively for ‘kill switch’ technology, in an effort to curb smartphone theft. Apple joins a list of manufacturers that includes Google, Samsung, HTC, Motorola and Nokia. U.S. Wireless carriers have also signed on in support include AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular and T-Mobile. The move is a victory for customers,…
  • Google Helpouts for iPhone Puts Expert Video Help At Your Fingertips

    Christopher Meinck
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Google Helpouts is a new iOS app that lets you easily find help experts across a wide variety of topics. If you have every used YouTube to seek out expert advice on a topic, that’s exactly what Google aims to do with this new service, but it goes one step further. You’ll find teachers, counselors, doctors, home repair specialists, personal trainers, hobby enthusiasts, and more. Helpouts can be either free or paid. The key difference between Google Helpout and other video sharing sites is that you can interact directly with the expert. If you are taking a guitar lessons, the…
  • Pioneer To Offer Aftermarket CarPlay Options This Summer

    Christopher Meinck
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Pioneer is the second aftermarket car audio manufacturer to pledge support for Apple’s CarPlay, which brings iOS in the car, making it easy and safe for iPhone owners to access commonly used features. Pioneer will release a firmware update for five of the 2014 NEX model in-dash receivers. Plans are for the update will get pushed early this summer, allowing consumers a chance to experience CarPlay, without having to purchase a new car. Pioneer says that the AVIC-8000NEX, AVIC-7000NEX , AVIC-6000NEX, AVIC-5000NEX and AVH-4000NEX are currently available now at authorized installers.
  • Microsoft Offering Lower-Cost Office 365 Personal Subscription

    Christopher Meinck
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    Launched to much fanfare, the suite of Office apps for iPad continue to be among the most downloaded apps in the App Store. Be it curiousity or a genuine interest in having access to the ubiquitous productivity suite, there is no denying the popularity of Excel, Word and PowerPoint becoming available on the iPad. While the free apps are great for viewing, the need for an Office 365 subscription had made for a costly upgrade. Starting today, Microsoft is offering a lower-cost option. The ‘Personal Subscription’ is just that, perfect for individuals with a single computer and…
  • Photo Of Alleged iPhone 6 Front Display Looks To Be 4.7-inch Model

    Christopher Meinck
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:44 am
    Rumors persist surronding Apple’s iPhone 6 and a move to bigger screens. Now in addition to rumored reports, we have what is alledgedly a front display for the new iPhone. Based on comparisons to the existing 4-inch display of the iPhone 5s, this would appear to be the 4.7-inch model. The images surfaced on Weibo, a Chinese social network, and reported on by iPhon.fr (Google Translate). The height would come in around 4.1-inches, with a widgth of 2.35-inches. This comes on the heels of reports of rumored molds for the new iPhone. Reports that Apple wold consider larger screens date…
 
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    Mac Amour

  • Running Maintenance Scripts on Mac OS X using Terminal

    Vishal
    23 Mar 2014 | 8:58 pm
    You must have been a fan of graphics and performance of your Mac machine right from the day when you purchased it. Most likely, you purchased a Mac because you find the Mac OS X full of features,... Blog about Mac Computers, Apple Product and Design (from Photography, to Architecture). Embedded videos, apple commercials, photos, news, download links, a lot of tips and tricks, tutorials. Anything you need to make your Macintosh experience UNIQUE!
  • What Causes MOV File to Go Corrupt?

    Vishal
    9 Feb 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Apple has been introducing many interesting applications; QuickTime media software is one of them and allows users to save video clips and movies on the hard drive. The software uses .mov file format... Blog about Mac Computers, Apple Product and Design (from Photography, to Architecture). Embedded videos, apple commercials, photos, news, download links, a lot of tips and tricks, tutorials. Anything you need to make your Macintosh experience UNIQUE!
  • Stellar Partition Manager for Mac: A Tutorial Guide

    Vishal
    6 Jan 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Overview Stellar Partition Manager is a one-stop solution for managing partitions on Mac hard drives. The application is a complete package with capabilities for adding, deleting, hiding/revealing,... Blog about Mac Computers, Apple Product and Design (from Photography, to Architecture). Embedded videos, apple commercials, photos, news, download links, a lot of tips and tricks, tutorials. Anything you need to make your Macintosh experience UNIQUE!
  • What it takes to fix “Invalid B-Tree Node Size” Error?

    Vishal
    14 Nov 2013 | 10:13 pm
    It does not really matter whether the Mac drive has multiple volumes or a single volume to store data. Does it? Well, yes! In fact, the data storage approach you follow matters a lot in reference to... Blog about Mac Computers, Apple Product and Design (from Photography, to Architecture). Embedded videos, apple commercials, photos, news, download links, a lot of tips and tricks, tutorials. Anything you need to make your Macintosh experience UNIQUE!
  • Solving read-only conditions for OS X external Hard Drives

    Hedi Regaya
    20 Oct 2013 | 1:06 pm
    Being a multiuser operating system, OS X sets up access permissions for all files and folders on the system, including external drives, which are merely accessed as a folder once attached and... Blog about Mac Computers, Apple Product and Design (from Photography, to Architecture). Embedded videos, apple commercials, photos, news, download links, a lot of tips and tricks, tutorials. Anything you need to make your Macintosh experience UNIQUE!
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    macZOT!

  • Mail Stationery

    MacZOT
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Mail Stationery Once in a while, plain words are just not enough. Normally: $19.99 ZOT Price: $9.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial     Jumsoft presents the Mail Stationery collection of 150 high-quality templates for Apple's Mail, divided into 9 categories. Our professional designers have produced not only visually attractive but also highly functional designs to enhance your emails. Most of the templates come with up to eight extra color themes or design variations, which will maximize your available choices for creative solutions. You can explore these by simply clicking…
  • SixtyFour for Mac

    MacZOT
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    SixtyFour for Mac Reduce Memory Overhead by Opening Apps in 32-Bit Mode. SixtyFour presents a list of 64-bit apps that can open in 32-bit mode and facilitates the setting of a preference to force a listed app to open in 32-bit mode. Normally: $2.99 ZOT Price: $0.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   SixtyFour, a Memory Optimizer for Mac Not all Macs are created equal. Not every Mac comes with the RAM needed to open and run a dozen RAM-hungry Mac apps.   If your Mac is older, or short on RAM, there’s a system utility to help you reduce memory usage and start up apps faster. All…
  • Cantiga

    MacZOT
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Cantiga Your new "Swiss army knife" typeface Normally: $44.00 ZOT Price: $15.99 Click to macZOT!   Cantiga is an all new quality typeface from Isaco Type on Fontbundlr. Cantiga is intended to be used in a variety of applications and styles. It is ideal for large titles as well as body text. The many styles of Cantiga make it ideal for websites, logos, business cards, and more!   - A workhorse typeface Each "big" family of Cantiga (Normal & Condensed) has 11 versions with its respective italics, totaling 44 fonts for all purposes.   - Impressive details…
  • Output Factory Server

    MacZOT
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Output Factory Server Automate Adobe InDesign's output workflow with hot folders Normally: $699.95 ZOT Price: $349.95 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Automate InDesign's output with hot folders Output Factory Server is a powerful output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign, which automates printing and exporting by processing files from watched hot folders. Output Factory Server offloads output from InDesign to a central system leaving operator stations free from the output process.   KEY FEATURES Watched hot folders Print and export InDesign documents…
  • Leawo Video Converter Pro for Mac 75% Off Now!

    MacZOT
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Leawo Video Converter Pro for Mac 75% Off Now! The world’s best combined and fasted Video Converter software and DVD Ripper software for Mac users! Normally: $39.95 ZOT Price: $9.95 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   For most people, especially movie fans, watching movies on Mac computer is not an easy task as Mac computer gets quite few media player software apps to play movies in various formats. For example, if you want to play WMV movies or RMVB movies on QuickTime, you might get stuck for the format incompatibility. Leawo Video Converter Pro for Mac offers the best solution for…
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  • Apple reportedly looks to integrate Shazam into Siri

    Kif Leswing
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    Apple(appl) is working with Shazam to integrate song identification into an upcoming iOS update, according to a report in Bloomberg. Shazam’s app, which is available for Android as well as iOS, uses a device’s onboard microphone to record sound and match it against a database, returning the name of the song and artist. If Apple integrates it with iOS, we can expect similar functionality built into Apple services like Siri and iTunes Radio. According to the report, Siri will gain the ability to answer questions like “What song is playing?” Shazam’s app already…
  • Apple brings low-cost 8 GB iPhone 5c to more countries

    Kevin C. Tofel
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    Apple expanded availability of the 8 GB iPhone 5c to several new countries on Wednesday. The expansion was first noted by 9to5 Mac, and Mac Rumors reports the low-cost model is now on sale in the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, Czech Republic, Ireland, Portugal, Austria, Spain, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Switzerland. While prices vary by location, customers can expect roughly a €50 discount for the 8 GB model as compared to the original 16 GB version. The lower-cost iPhone 5c with less storage was a bit of a surprise when Apple initially announced it: The company…
  • Judge says 33 states can seek Apple ebook money, report cites “much work to do” on antitrust

    Jeff John Roberts
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    New court reports this week suggest Apple is sinking ever deeper into legal quicksand, as the company fights a court judgment over ebook price-fixing that could ultimately cost it close to $1 billion dollars. In the latest bit of bad news for Apple, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote on Tuesday confirmed that 33 state attorneys general can proceed with a lawsuit to seek triple damages for “injury inflicted on their economies and their citizens.” (Consumers in the other 17 states who overpaid for ebooks will be represented by class action lawyers, who obtained class certification…
  • Windows Phone 8.1 works with Apple Passbook data (but for how long?)

    Kevin C. Tofel
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Although I covered many of the newest features of Windows Phone 8.1 in my review earlier today, I apparently missed one. In my defense, Microsoft hasn’t announced it. It’s only because of The Verge’s Tom Warren that we know about Windows Phone 8.1 working with Apple’s Passbook files. Warren tweeted out the following on Monday morning, showing that he has a boarding pass in his phone’s Microsoft Wallet app. Windows Phone 8.1 supports Apple's Passbook natively. I've been using it for flights. Works perfectly http://t.co/MFScqvEVU7— Tom Warren…
  • Why carry a big power brick when you can tote the world’s smallest laptop adapter?

    Kevin C. Tofel
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    It’s not unheard of for a laptop review to ding the product for a surprising reason: A bulky power adapter. What’s the point of carrying a light slim laptop if you also have to tote a near-brick sized power adapter for it? A new Kickstarter project aims to rid laptops of their bulky bricks: Enter the Dart, touted as the world’s smallest laptop power adapter. Dart is shockingly small but provides 65 watts of power to a connected laptop. That’s plenty of juice for most notebook computers although you’ll have to pay more for Dart if you use an Apple laptop because…
 
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    Mac Tricks And Tips

  • Speeds Up Your Mac’s Desktop

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    Hey, Today we have a quick tip for those that are experiencing a slow desktop when on your Mac. Due to the functionality of  your desktop, your Mac wants to render videos and images. This is so it can generate a thumbnail for your desktop. This, in some circumstances, can slow your Mac down. Although using a tool such as CleanMyMac, helps with keeping your Mac in tip top shape, there are other methods. The quickest method in speeding up your desktop is to delete the icon, however there are alternatives. Having videos on the desktop can slow your Mac down. Speeding Up Your Desktop Icons Other…
  • Navigate Your Life More Efficiently By Syncing With Apple Maps

    admin
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    Hey, Todays post is going to discuss some of the rather cool things you can do with the Apple Maps app on your Mac and the method in which you can push places and cool locations to your iDevices. This allows you to set up locations and routes on your Mac, using the app and then send these routes to your mobile. I think it is a quick may to setup these locations on your Mac, sometimes I find using the Map app a little slow. Find Your Location If you haven’t used the Maps app yet it is located within the applications folder on your Mac. Open this app and then find the location your want…
  • Adjust The Notification Centre Banner Time

    admin
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    Hey, I came across a rather interesting post today on the various newsgroups on the web, it was a discussion in changing the length of time in which a notification banner persists within the left hand side of the screen. These are the ones that appear when your get a new mail message, iTunes track, or a variety of other messages. With a nifty terminal trick you can change the length of time in which this message is displayed. Adjust the time in which these little notifications are displayed. Changing The Length Of Time The time in which a notification banner is present is dependant on the a…
  • How To Vertically Select Text Within TextEdit

    admin
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am
    Hey, This is a neat trick that I found the other day. If you use TextEdit for writing down notes you can vertically select characters from the body of text. For example, if you have a list of items that is well organised and neatly lined up, a mini table or sorts, you can select all of the items within a column. This is a great way to edit items that are directly underneath each other. To edit these items simple hold down the option key (between control and command) and then select vertically. Vertically select text for easy editing. You have to be a little bit careful in the way you select…
  • Guest Post: How to Sync Your Files On Your Mac Using Mozy

    admin
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:40 am
    Hey, We have a new guest post today. Discussing in detail Mozy, a backup and cloud storage solution. They do everything from personal storage all the way up to enterprise level storage. The guys at Mozy have written this short post to explain their product in a little bit more detail. I have written about Mozy and other backup solutions a long time ago, so there is a bit of history with this company. Guest Post Mozy claims it will make your life easier by enabling you to sync all your files between your home and work computers, smartphones and tablets. Newbies to this type of service might…
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    MacBlogz

  • Why Apple likely won't make Yahoo the default search engine on iOS

    Yoni Heisler
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Kara Swisher of Re/code yesterday published a story claiming that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is working hard to hopefully convince Apple that it should replace Google as the default search engine in iOS with, wait for it... Yahoo. A number of Yahoo...
  • Angela Ahrendts May Delay Apple Start Until Mid-Year

    Kelly Hodgkins
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am
    Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts resigned last October from the British luxury fashion house to join Apple as the head of its retail division. According to The Guardian, Ahrendts is free to leave Burberry this month, having fulfilled her six-month notice period, but her actual exit date is not yet known. Ahrendts may be staying longer at Burberry to help smooth the transition over to her successor Christopher Bailey, who is currently serving as the company's chief creative officer. Money also may be a factor in Ahrendts leaving as she is slated to receive a two million pound bonus in…
  • Several BBC iOS apps acting up, more news for April 17, 2014

    Dave Caolo
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    There are a couple of nice app updates this morning, plus an automation solution with what will likely be a short-lived name. Several users have noted that the BBC's iPlayer app, Sky Go and Now TV for iOS have stopped streaming video. The BBC is...
  • How Apple Could Make the Move to 4.7" iPhone Displays

    Arnold Kim
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:18 am
    Amidst the flurry of iPhone 6 rumors coming from KGI Securities' report last week, Ming-Chi Kuo presented the first possible screen resolution for Apple's 4.7" iPhone 6. Kuo lists it as a 1334x750 Retina display with a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch. Historically, Apple has been very cautious with resolution changes in their iOS devices. The original iPhone was launched with a 320x480 resolution. Eventually, Apple moved to 640x960 Retina display, doubling the linear resolution in each dimension. That allowed existing apps to simply be pixel-doubled to fill the entire screen. Developers…
  • Breeze by RunKeeper steps up your activity level

    Steven Sande
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    RunKeeper is a great app, and I've been using it for years to capture my walks during those times that I'm actually getting off my butt and exercising. I've found that I'm much more apt to really get moving if I can just track the number of steps I...
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2014.04.06 - Macworld/iWorld 2014 (day 3)

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    6 Apr 2014 | 2:11 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 484. A special episode of the Maccast with the third day of interviews from the expo floor at Macworld/iWorld 2014. Interviews with: - Core Brands: Korus - Rogue Amoeba - Flashback - Lightricks: Facetune - Refurb.me - Henge Docks - Optrix - BusyMac: BusyContacts Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsor: Gazelle - The fast and easy place to get cash for your used iPhone, iPad, and other Apple gadgets Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
  • Maccast 2014.04.03 - Macworld/iWorld 2014 (day2)

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 483. A special episode of the Maccast with the second day of interviews from the expo floor at Macworld/iWorld 2014. Interviews with: - Smile - Petcube - Readdle - Olloclip - Macpaw - Hider 2 - e3 Software - Direct Mail - macphun Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
  • Maccast 2014.03.28 - Macworld/iWorld 2014 (day1)

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    28 Mar 2014 | 9:40 am
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 482. A special episode of the Maccast with interviews from the expo floor at Macworld/iWorld 2014. Interviews with: - Drobo - iSkelter - Twocanoes - Livescribe - BearExtender Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Everweb - A fully featured, drag and drop website builder for Mac OS X. lynda.com - Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video tutorials. Visit lynda.com/maccast to start your free trial. Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
  • Maccast 2014.03.17

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek) & Erfon Elijah
    17 Mar 2014 | 11:59 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 481. Latest iPhone 6 rumors. Let the iOS 8 rumors begin. iTunes Radio is popular, but not most. Interview with Erfon Elijah from Cult of Mac's The Cultcast. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Gazelle - The fast and easy place to get cash for your used iPhone, iPad, and other Apple gadgets Smile - smilesoftware.com Shownotes in: HTML or OPML Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
  • Maccast 2014.03.11

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    11 Mar 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 480. iPad sales up, marketshare down. Oppenheimer set to retire. Apple’s CarPlay and Blackberry. Apple avoids Aussie tax liability. Is this TSMC’s year? Maybe, but maybe not. iOS 7.1 released, Apple TV other updates follow. OS X 10.9.3 out to developers. Fix Mavericks FW drives not spinning down. Bento replacement, Tap Forms the winner. Smart Playlist for iTunes Match items on on the current Mac. Keyboard unresponsive after iOS upgrade. Force Siri to listen. Make your devices ready for your demise. Add 'Any Font'…
 
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    MacMost

  • Using Text Columns In Pages

    Gary Rosenzweig
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    You can set your text to appear in one, two or more columns. Using multiple columns can make it easier to include elements like photos in your documents. You can flow your text between different numbers of columns on a single page, but it can be trickily to implement.
  • Using Autofill In Numbers

    Gary Rosenzweig
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:52 am
    Numbers can automatically fill in cells for you if you want to repeat a value, or create a sequence. You can use Autofill to add a set of sequential numbers or dates to cells. You can also have the cells follow a pattern. If you are using tables properly, formulas included in cells will repeat […]
  • Creating Professional End Credits In iMovie

    Gary Rosenzweig
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:15 am
    Once you have created your video masterpiece, you may want to put some professional-looking credits at the end. You can do this with the Scrolling Credits title effect in iMovie. But with a little work, you can make the credits look even better by moving them over and adding images that appear to the left […]
  • Searching For Files With the Finder

    Gary Rosenzweig
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
    You can use the Finder’s search function to find files by content or name. You can further narrow the field by adding more search criteria, like file type and date. You can also save searches as Smart Folders that will automatically update to show you the latest results for specific criteria as the files on […]
  • Capturing the Screen On Your Mac

    Gary Rosenzweig
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    You can use keyboard shortcuts to easily capture your Mac’s screen, or a portion of the screen. Different shortcuts indicate whether you want to save the capture to a file or to the clipboard to paste into a document. You can also use the Grab tool for timed captures, and QuickTime Player for video captures. […]
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    thriftmac

  • Doodle Hangman

    Mark
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:36 am
    Getting hanged is half the fun with this animated version of the classic hangman word game.
  • Ouistee

    Mark
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    Create a personal database using a drag-and-drop interface. Elements include rating, photo, text with label, select menu, link, email, check boxes and more.
  • KeePass

    Mark
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    Cross-platform software saves user names, passwords, urls, attachment and more in a single database. Entries are sorted in customizable groups, and there is an integrated search function.
  • Ultrastar Deluxe

    Mark
    13 Apr 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Karaoke game similar to SingStar by Sony, but allows users to create their own songs. Source code allows you to customize all aspects of the game. Create your own themes or download content, such as plugins, free songs or extended features. Party mode allows up to 12 players to sing along and score points.
  • Alpine Crawler

    Mark
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    Prove your skills as you take a cross country vehicle on the mountainsides of the Alps. Your car can be damaged and your driver hurt if you are not careful. Control speed and brakes; move forward or backward.
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    Mac Tutorials - HD

  • 0447 - Default Folder X [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    OSX is great, but some things could be better! Case in point is the File Open and File Save dialogue boxes. Yes, you can open and save files, but sometimes it would be really useful to do more than that, without having to switch to the Finder. And wouldn't it be great if you could assign a "default folder" to save or open files on an App by App basis? Well you can do all this and more with the indispensable utility - Default Folder X
  • 0446 - Picturelife - Photo Sharing and Backup - Part 2 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Following on from last week, Part 2 of our Picturelife tutorial. Picturelife is a web service that allows you to backup and share your photos and videos. As well as automatically uploading your photos and videos from iPhoto or Aperture, Picturelife will integrate with many of the other online services such as Flickr and FaceBook, allowing you to collect all your precious images and videos in a single place. Add in a gorgeous web app to update and view your images, as well as a fully featured iOS app to access your online libraries from your iPad or iPhone, Picturelife has become my Photo…
  • 0445 - Picturelife - Photo Sharing and Backup - Part 1 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    27 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Picturelife is a web service that allows you to backup and share your photos and videos. As well as automatically uploading your photos and videos from iPhoto or Aperture, Picturelife will integrate with many of the other online services such as Flickr and FaceBook, allowing you to collect all your precious images and videos in a single place. Add in a gorgeous web app to update and view your images, as well as a fully featured iOS app to access your online libraries from your iPad or iPhone, Picturelife has become my Photo sharing service of choice. It even has built in editing tools so you…
  • 0444 - OmniOutliner 4 - Part 2 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    20 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    OmniOutliner is the premier outlining application for the Mac and iPad, and has recently had a major update on both the Mac and iPad. In this episode, Tim Stringer will take us through some of the more advanced features including using multiple columns, importing and exporting data and OmniPresence. One of the strengths of the latest versions of OmniOutliner is the cross platform compatibility, so you can freely exchange documents with both the Mac and iPad. OmniPresence allows for the syncing of documents without relying on iCloud. If you're not an existing ScreenCastsOnline member, you can…
  • 0443 - OmniOutliner 4 - Part 1 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    13 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Give structure and clarity to any task. OmniOutliner will help you to focus on the important things and not waste time on endless formatting, locating the notes from last week or remembering great ideas that seemed to be so tangible, yet just vanish the next day. OmniOutliner assumes the job of collecting, organizing and structuring the information you provide, so that you can concentrate on the essence of your work. People from many various disciplines can benefit from this tool, helping them to be productive and organised. In this first of a two part series, Tim Stringer takes us through…
 
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  • Download Hitman GO, the Latest Turn-Based Puzzler from Square Enix

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    Award-winning game development studio Square Enix has launched Hitman GO in the iTunes App Store, a $4.99 / €4.49 turn-based puzzle game with diorama-style set pieces and some jaw-dropping graphics. Watch the launch trailer past the break below and you’ll probably skip the reading part and go straight for the download. Still here? Awesome! You are one faithful reader. Square Enix decided to shake things up a bit and turned this particular Hitman installment into a turn-based puzz... (read more)
  • TomTom Launches $0.99/€0.89 Trial Navigation App for iOS

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    Navigation systems expert TomTom has announced an all-new Navigation app that costs only $0.99/€0.89 and allows customers to test-drive all the key functions offered by the company’s hot-selling navigation apps. The company fails to provide a link in the press release, and it seems Apple has yet to approve the software in the iTunes Store, but nothing is stopping TomTom from making the proper introductions. According to the announcement, “Starting today, drivers can experien... (read more)
  • Turn Your iPhone into a Live-Streaming Camera with ReadyCast – Free Download

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    Right Brain Media today announced its free ReadyCast app for iDevices, which allows users to broadcast live events in real time from their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to another party. Right Brain Media is a frontrunner in digital media and web technology and specializes in live streaming products, enterprise websites, mobile apps, and more. Interested parties simply download the free ReadyCast app on their mobile device, log in, and begin live streaming. The process reportedly takes minutes... (read more)
  • Passbook Becomes 4th Most Popular Commerce App on Smartphones

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    B2C mobile messaging company Outspoken has announced that its mobile marketing platform is now a supporter of Apple’s Passbook application that stores airline boarding passes, coupons, movie tickets, loyalty cards, and gift cards, with the ability to access and redeem passes. The company has some interesting numbers to share about Apple’s e-commerce tool. Thanks to the new Passbook integration, Outspoken clients will now be able to send coupons, gift cards, boarding passes, and mo... (read more)
  • Former Apple Chief Evangelist Guy Kawasaki Joins Canva

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    Former Chief Evangelist of Apple Guy Kawasaki has taken up a stint at Canva, an online graphic design platform with ties to the social media, as well as an eye for presentations, posters, blog graphics, and invitations. An author of several books about Apple and a pretty good visionary himself, Kawasaki will be tasked with developing an evangelism program for Canva and help the company reach wider audiences across the globe. Mr. Kawasaki will also become an investor in the company, according... (read more)
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    9to5Mac

  • LG’s new Connect SDK helps bridge the gap between mobile apps and TVs

    Sarah Guarino
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    LG today announced a new system to help bridge the gap between a range of televisions and mobile software. The Connect SDK is an open-source, multi-platform tool that developers can use to make their mobile apps compatible with different TV set-top boxes and smart TVs. In a press release, Samuel Chang, LG Electronics USA vice president and head of the LG Silicon Valley Lab said: Connect SDK is breaking down barriers to enable apps and devices to work together harmoniously. The screen size, capabilities and social nature of Smart TVs enable experiences that consumers will absolutely love.
  • MLB At Bat mobile apps adding Chromecast support today for Premium subscribers

    Jordan Kahn
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Google announced today on its Chrome blog that Major League Baseball is adding support for its $35 Chromecast streaming stick through the MLB At Bat app for Android and iOS. That means that users with the app and an MLB.TV Premium subscription will be able to stream live and on-demand video content from the app (or from a browser tab in Chrome through MLB’s site) to a Chromecast connected TV. You’ll also be able to use the phone or tablet you’re streaming from as a second-screen experience to “check scores, stats and news” while watching the game on the bigger…
  • Flickr 3.0 redesigned for iOS, sets its sights on Instagram

    9to5 Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
    Flickr – Yahoo’s photo-sharing service — has been completely redesigned for iOS to focus on the social aspect of the service, making for a direct competitor to Instagram. The new design is similar on both iOS and Android, though the specific look and feel has been tailored to each platform. The iOS update makes use of blurs and other iOS 7-motifs, while the Android app keeps a darker feel. Both apps are fast to load photos and browse the feed. The update is expected to debut on the App Store sometime today. Flickr isn’t the most popular photo-sharing service…
  • Square Enix brings Hitman to iOS w/ new turn-based strategy game

    Jordan Kahn
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    Today Square Enix Montreal released a mobile version of the popular Hitman franchise responsible for a handful of critically acclaimed releases on consoles and PCs over the last decade. The iOS spin-off called Hitman Go sees players taking control of the franchise’s main character, hitman Agent 47, but the gameplay is a completely new twist on what we’ve seen from Hitman games in the past. In the mobile game, you’ll still have to sneak your way through environments using disguises, distractions, and find secret areas and hiding spots to get to your target and complete a hit, but this…
  • RunKeeper launches friendly fitness app “Breeze” for iPhone 5s users

    Zac Hall
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    FitnessKeeper, the makers of the GPS tracking and fitness monitoring app RunKeeper, is out with a new activity monitoring app called Breeze. Breeze is simple: it takes advantage of the M7 co-processor on the iPhone 5s that measures steps taken and presents the data in a clean, approachable user interface. Using that data, Breeze reminds you each morning how many steps you took the previous day so you start out motivated. Its activity monitor presents total steps taken each day and summarizes the number of steps and hours spent moving in total. It even uses the data to cleverly relate your…
 
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  • Don’t Leave Sensitive Files Exposed, Hide Them With Hider 2 for Mac

    Bakari Chavanu
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Mac OS X comes with a powerful drive encryption tool known as FileVault, but if you’d like to hide and encrypt your private files from plain sight, an app like Hider 2 ($19.99) makes it easy. If your Mac is shared or openly available to other people, it’s not a good idea to leave all documents exposed for prying eyes. If your MacBook is stolen, there are undoubtedly files you would rather an intruder did not access. Hide and encrypt the lot with Hider 2. Hider 2 Hider 2 is the name given to the completely overhauled and redesigned MacPaw...Read the full article: Don’t Leave…
  • How To Configure Android USB Tethering on Mac OS X

    Simon Slangen
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Most modern smartphones are equipped with Wi-Fi tethering, which allows you to share your phone’s data connection with a computer over Wi-Fi (yes, even Windows Phones). Theoretically, Android phones can also be tethered over USB instead of Wi-Fi. This has a number of advantages; you won’t get interference from other wireless devices, and the difference in latency is remarkable. On Windows this usually works as advertised, but Mac OS X is missing some essential USB network drivers. Without those drivers, Android USB tethering is essentially unusable. This incompatibility is rarely…
  • Quick Look Plugins Make File Browsing On OS X Even Better

    Justin Pot
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Bolster your Mac’s Quick Look function with better file support. If there’s a format you wish you could preview, there’s probably a plugin for the job. It’s one of those Mac features you come to depend on, once you notice it. In Finder you can highlight any file, and then press space to preview it. It’s a great way to get an overview of an image, document or even a media file. It’s called Quick Look, and it’s wonderful – if it supports the file you’re looking at. If you’re finding yourself looking at icons instead of file contents,…
  • 100+ Reasons PopClip Can Help You Become a Mac Power User

    Bakari Chavanu
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    If you want to reduce the number of clicks you make on your Mac, a very useful application called PopClip should probably live in your menu bar. PopClip ($4.99) made our list of recommended productivity applications last year, and has continued to help us be productive. Since we first reviewed PopClip as a giveaway application two years ago, over a hundred actions (technically called extensions) have been developed for the utility. You might be surprised by what you can get done when simply selecting text on your Mac. What Does PopClip Do? PopClip is simple to use: when you select a piece…
  • Reeder For Mac Returns; Download The Free Public Beta Now

    Justin Pot
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Reeder for Mac is back! You can download the free beta right now right now. The popular desktop RSS reader, called the best Mac RSS reader by this and other prominent websites, stopped working when Google Reader shut down last summer. A new version has been in development ever since, with numerous delays. That’s over now: a characteristically minimalistic tweet announced a free public beta last week. ? http://t.co/9jF5ZW7nFE — Reeder (@reederapp) April 11, 2014 The app itself is everything you remember Reeder to be, but with support for more services. The interface gets a few…
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  • State Court Rules on Employee Restraining Order

    Gary Allen
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:17 pm
    The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the issuance of a restraining order requested by Apple against a retail store employee who was fired for poor job performance, saying the lower court correctly determined the woman had a history of mental illness, and that she posed an immediate threat of violence to Apple store employees. However, the court said the terms of the restraining order were overly broad, and ordered the lower court to redefine the conditions to meet state law. The decision runs parallel to a lawsuit that Catherine Danforth has filed against Apple for violations of the…
  • Retail Job Listings, Web Page Get Make-Over

    Gary Allen
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm
    In the latest iteration of Apple’s employment Web page, the company has re-organized the retail store listings and revised individual position job descriptions. The main text of the page has also been revised, along with different photos and more white space, à la the iOS 7 redesign. The changes improve the organization and display of the job listings, but don’t seem to make any substantive changes to the job descriptions, duties or responsibilities. Apple did add one new position to the listings, and another listing has disappeared. The job listings remain in a two-column,…
  • New Connecticut Store Pops Up on Radar

    Gary Allen
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    A black construction barricade is usually quickly spotted by Apple retail store enthusiasts as an indication of a future location, but one store has evaded confirmation until just recently. Now insiders confirm that construction work for an Apple store has been underway for several months at The Promenade at Evergreen Walk (Conn.) shopping mall and will open soon. The mall is near I-84 northeast of Hartford (Conn.), and is designed as a New England village, with several separate buildings covering 375,000 square-feet. It has a relatively-few 60 retailers, including the state’s…
  • Curious Crowd Fills First Istanbul Store Waiting Line

    Gary Allen
    6 Apr 2014 | 2:13 am
    There was continuous waiting line for six hours after the Zorlu Center (Istanbul) held its grand opening on Saturday, but visitors were happy to wait up to an hour to finally inspect the store’s long-mysterious design and get their hands on Apple’s products. The Foster + Partners design includes the most glass of any store in the chain, and relies heavily on the rectangular proportion of the glass panes for its design elements in the ceiling, floor and even shelving design. The overnight waiting line started at 9 p.m. Friday when Mustafa and Mert formed up with bicycle fencing…
  • Istanbul Store Design Is Fully Revealed

    Gary Allen
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:56 am
    The architecture and full glory of the new Zorlu Center (Istanbul, Turkey) Apple retail store has been revealed, and it includes a huge white roof with the iconic Apple logo, visible from the heights of the surrounding apartment buildings. The compact, two-level store itself is entirely under the plaza, but is topped by a first-ever rectangular “lantern” composed of four single panes of glass and a white roof. Portions of the store are visible through the windows from the plaza level. The store’s two glass staircases are also visible through huge glass panes over the top of…
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    The MacTrack - iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and Mac News

  • Talenty – Become Famous Lets Users Showcase Talent from Around the World

    Richard
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    Cupertino, California – People who dream of being the next Internet sensation – or want to help discover and support tomorrow’s superstars – can now download the fabulous new no-cost app Talenty – Become Famous from SellanApp. Unlike anything that the App Store has seen before, Talenty is a social network where users can post videos that spotlight any talent they have, whether it’s singing, dancing, performing a magic trick, demonstrating superhuman feats of strength, or anything else that sets them apart and makes them stand out from the crowd. It’s…
  • Melesta Games launches Mac version of Toy Defense

    Richard
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Seattle, Washington – Melesta Games is happy to announce the launch of the Mac version of its popular WWI tower defense game Toy Defense – Toy Defense. World War I. Players can now enjoy the historically-inspired gameplay, advanced strategies and tactics, and ultra-realistic sounds and visual effects on their Mac devices. Toy Defense. World War I for Mac is now available for download from the Mac App Store. More than 15 million fans all over the world are playing the Toy Defense franchise! Set in World War I, Toy Defense. World War I combines elements of strategy, simulation, and…
  • Beamer 2.0 released with redesigned interface and new features

    Richard
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Utrecht, Netherlands – Tupil today released version 2.0 of their Mac app Beamer. The update brings a completely redesigned user interface and much requested new features, such as playlists and better controls. Beamer makes it possible to stream any movie file from your Mac directly to Apple TV using AirPlay. Beamer accepts all common formats, codecs and resolutions. Just open any movie file and press play. Unlike Screen Mirroring, Beamer is specifically optimized for video playback at the highest quality and it supports 5.1 surround sound. The Apple TV remote can be used to pause,…
  • Travelog for iPhone – Get Travel Info You Need, Fast

    Richard
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    Singapore – Independent developer, Rohan Kapur is pleased to announce the updated version of Travelog for iOS. The app allows you to access important travel info you need, fast. Record a flight, and get access to weather, news, plug sizes, places of interest, translations, currency conversions, timezones, and more. On top of this, Travelog is a social platform, you can create connections with people, and check out when they will be in the city you’re traveling to. From there, you can message them and setup meetings, or catch up! We aim to ease the lives of frequent business…
  • Three Or More – Simply Match Gems – No Crushing and Blitzing Wallets

    Richard
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Dallas, Texas – Appdore today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Three Or More 1.0, their brand new gem game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. As there are so many gem games these days that are all clones that follow the same swipe left, swipe down, match three gems and score formula, Three Or More offers a new twist on a classic game. Enjoy this fast paced gem game that is all about matching three or more gems in any way possible. If a gem is falling or touches the gem color that you are trying to link then it will probably link and cluster, allowing you to…
 
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    The Loop

  • iOS 7 tips and tricks

    Jim Dalrymple
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    This is a really good article from Macworld’s Serenity Caldwell and Dan Moren. I especially like the tip about having Siri learn to pronounce someone’s name. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Yahoo wants Apple to dump Google

    Jim Dalrymple
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    A number of Yahoo insiders I have talked to said her plan to pitch Apple on the idea as its marquee mobile search partner is far along. The company has prepared detailed decks, including images of what such a search product would look like, and hopes to present them to Apple execs. I’m not sure that Apple will go for this, yet. Apple will strive to give its customers the best products possible and when it comes to search Google is perceived as being the best. I don’t think Apple will let its lawsuits interfere with doing what’s best for its customers. ∞ Read this on The…
  • The anti-Apple tax people

    Jim Dalrymple
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    I agree with what Rob says, until he gets to this part: Yes, Apple shelters taxes. Yes, it’s very good at it. Yes, it sucks that they aren’t paying their fair share. The fact is, Apple does pay its fair share. In fact, they paid billions of dollars in taxes in the US last year, more than anyone else. The fact that governments offer companies a tax break to have factories or offices in their jurisdiction is not the companies fault—they create jobs, which has great economic benefits for those regions. If you then tell a company that those tax breaks are gone, they will pick up and move…
  • Absolutely fucking priceless, Samsung

    Jim Dalrymple
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    A Tumblr blog dedicated “original designs by Samsung.” As Gruber said, you can’t make this stuff up. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Design process for making Units Convert 2 app

    Jim Dalrymple
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    A very detailed article on the design decisions Aleksandar Vacić made and remade to get his app where he wanted it. There are a lot of great gems in here and the level of detail that you have to go through to get everything just right. ∞ Read this on The Loop
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, Security, Software Reviews and more

  • Windows 8.1 Update Problems: Failed To Install Update Due To Errors 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f

    SK Mezanul Haque
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Update 1 (KB2919355 or Windows 8.1 Update) as scheduled. The Windows 8.1 Update 1 installation experience wasn’t smooth for every Windows 8.1 users. When users tried to update Windows 8.1 by installing Windows 8.1 Update, a number of problems occurred (like 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f). Because of these problems, the installation of […] You are reading: Windows 8.1 Update Problems: Failed To Install Update Due To Errors 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to…
  • CCleaner Android App Review With Download Instructions

    SK Mezanul Haque
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    CCleaner Android app is finally here for Android platform. Piriform, the parent software developer company behind the popular CCleaner application, has released CCleaner for Android as a beta test application. This means, you cannot download CCleaner Android app as a regular Android application until its available to everyone. But you don’t need to worry about that. If you want […] You are reading: CCleaner Android App Review With Download Instructions which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to…
  • Windows 8.1 Update 1: Microsoft Announces Windows Update At BUILD 2014

    SK Mezanul Haque
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Microsoft’s BUILD 2014 conference started on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. At the BUILD 2014, Microsoft shared details about Windows 8.1 Update (earlier known as Spring Update or Windows 8.1 Update 1). The Windows 8.1 update brings in a few good changes to the Windows operating system. The update brings in a unified experience for non-touch […] You are reading: Windows 8.1 Update 1: Microsoft Announces Windows Update At BUILD 2014 which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to receive daily updates whenever we…
  • Windows Update: Enable or Disable Automatic System Reboot

    SK Mezanul Haque
    30 Mar 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Microsoft on second Tuesday of every month releases new patches (popularly known as “Patch Tuesday“) for Windows, which sometimes needs a system reboot. We have earlier shown ways to shutdown Windows without applying Windows updates. That quick tip was handy if you are in an emergency and you need to shutdown Windows quickly. Although the software giant is trying to make the […] You are reading: Windows Update: Enable or Disable Automatic System Reboot which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in…
  • Download Microsoft Office For iPad

    SK Mezanul Haque
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:05 pm
    The wait is finally over! Microsoft Office for iPad is finally here. Using Microsoft’s touch version of the Office productivity suite on your iPad you can now do your work while you are on the move. Well, for editing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files you need to have Office 365 subscription, viewing Office documents and playing […] You are reading: Download Microsoft Office For iPad which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to receive daily updates whenever we publish new content. © Copyright…
 
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    OS X Daily

  • Search the Web for Selected Words & Phrases from Almost Anywhere in iOS

    Paul Horowitz
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    On the Mac, you may know that a right-click on just about anything can bring up a “Search the web” feature. When chosen, the selected term or phrase, whether from an app or from another web browser, gets quickly searched for using your default browser. This is great if you’re reading something and you want ... Read More
  • 3 Super Simple Finder Keystroke Tips Every Mac User Must Know

    Paul Horowitz
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    The Finder offers the primary means of navigating the file system of Mac OS X, and though most users will rely entirely on clicking, dragging, and dropping, there are no shortage of keyboard shortcuts to make things even better. If you’re not going to learn them all (and let’s face it, just about nobody does), ... Read More
  • Make iOS Settings Toggles a Bit More Obvious (and Geeky) with Binary On & Off Labels

    Paul Horowitz
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Earlier versions of iOS used to make it very obvious when a Settings toggle was enabled or disabled by showing “ON” and “OFF” text within the button switch itself. While new versions of iOS have removed those word based cues in favor of color indicators (green for on, white for off), there remains an option ... Read More
  • How to Disable iMessage on the iPhone Completely

    Paul Horowitz
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    iMessage is the fantastic free messaging service from Apple that lets iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac users send each other endless free text messages, pictures, and videos. Because iMessage skips the standard SMS/text protocol from cellular carriers and relies on data transmission instead, it can often help you reduce your phone bill by cutting ... Read More
  • How to Turn Off the Frequent Locations Feature on iPhone

    Paul Horowitz
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Frequent Locations is an intelligent feature on the iPhone that allows the device to track where you go and learn what places are frequently visited. Once the iPhone has determined some locations that are most common, say your home or work, the iPhone will then report to you some personalized data about that location, like ... Read More
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    Geekword

  • Power Pack 3 for Windows Home Server coming on 24th November

    Mike Reed
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    Power Pack 3 for Windows Home Server coming on 24th November 20 Nov 2009 Microsoft has announced that it will be making Power Pack 3 for Windows Home Server available for download this Tuesday, i.e. on 24th November. Power Pack 3 (PP3) will be available via Windows Update. Users wishing to get the latest Power Pack, are required to have Power Pack 2 (PP2) running on their Windows Home Server OS. The release will be available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish languages. Power Pack 3, mainly  focuses on improving Windows 7 and Windows Media Center experience,…
  • Nexus One launch on 5th January at an Android press event

    Mike Reed
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    Nexus One to be launched on 5th January at an Android press gathering 30 Dec 2009 Muhammad Ali Google is all set to announce Nexus One on 5th January in an Android press event. The launch event will be held at the search engine giants’ headquarters in Mountain view, California. [Image credit: allthingsdigital] Here is what the invitation card says With the launch of the first Android-powered device just over a year ago, we’ve seen how a powerful, open platform can spur mobile product innovation. And this is just the beginning of what’s possible. Please join us in Mountain View on…
  • iPhone 5 will be lighter and smaller

    Mike Reed
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    Want an iPhone 5 rumor to start your day? One iPhone 5 speculation coming right up. Orange CEO Stephane Richard while speaking exclusively to AllThingsD revealed that Apple’s next gen iPhone will bear a smaller and lighter design. [Image Credit: 9 to 5 Mac] The talk of a smaller iPhone came up while Richard was talking about him and other carriers working with Apple on a smaller SIM card. Interestingly, the France Telecom/Orange CEO didn’t use the words iPhone 5 and used the next generation iPhone instead. Based on this, one can’t help but ask himself – was he talking about the iPhone…
  • Rumor: Apple to launch iPhone 5 in early 2011

    Mike Reed
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    Rumor : Apple to launch Mini iPad, iPhone 5 as early as late 2010 4 Aug 2010 Muhammad Ali Have we got a healthy and juicy Apple related rumor for you or what? If iLounge folks have got it right, which they are known to do so well, we are in for an announcement filled late 2010 or early 2011. Rumor has it that Cupertinos are looking all set to launch three new iPod models, a new and smaller sized iPad possibly the mini iPad and last but not the least iPhone 5. Let us start with the iPod rumor shall we. According to iLounge’s source, Apple has not one, not two but three iPod models ready for…
  • Ping is one flop piece of social network for music – Technology Blog

    Mike Reed
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    Ping is one of the biggest tech flops of 2010 2 Dec 2010 Muhammad Ali We are nearing the end of the year 2010 and its that time of the year where we get to know which product had a good year in the technology world and who had a forgettable one. We will be talking about the latter category which you may have sensed based upon the title of the post. Business Insider has prepared an interesting list of 15 products that were flop for the year 2010 and Ping is one of them. Here’s what made Business Insider choose Ping, the sad excuse for being Apple’s social facet: t’s not just Google…
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  • Apple Trade Alerts Performance

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:45 pm
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    3 Apr 2014 | 5:42 pm
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  • Apple Store Cranking During Snow Storm – Legacy Place Dedham MA

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    17 Feb 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Middle of the afternoon on a Friday, during a snowstorm, who would expect that I would be shoulder to shoulder in an Apple store? You think this is an unusual occurrence? No sir! Apple is cranking! There was at least 120 people in there, and it’s a relatively small store. I was there to get a battery replaced in my iPhone 5, it didn’t like the cold weather and would stop working when the temp got below 30…weird huh? I made an appointment with the Genius Bar, and even with this unbelievable crowd, they took me on time and fixed my phone in under 20 minutes. Amazing!
  • AAPL Moving Higher on $14B Buyback

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    8 Feb 2014 | 4:53 am
    Apple is moving higher on news that the $60 billion buyback program is in full effect. The most recent deposit is a whopping $14 billion! There’s no doubt that a company buying back their own outstanding shares is a mark of confidence, if not somewhat opportunistic, and a lot of people were wondering when Apple was going to initiate this program…and what better time to do it than after a sever market beating? The value is incredible, Apple gets to buy back a much larger chunk of the company, thereby increasing the value of the outstanding shares that much more. There will be those…
  • Apple Slammed for Weak Outlook and Margins

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    28 Jan 2014 | 7:15 am
    Here’s a question…can a company be summed up by focusing on a single metric, a metric that paints an incomplete picture at best? This of course is a rhetorical question, because the answer is obviously NO! Yet that is what has happened with Apple after a bitter sweet earnings call. The all things i-Maker breaks all kinds of sales and revenue records, yet because they come slightly under anal-ists expectations, it gets a 9 percent haircut. But the market has spoken. And price is the ultimate truth. No matter what you think Apple should be trading at, it makes no difference. The…
 
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    MacGroup-Detroit

  • Oh, Those Sticky Hard Drives

    Phyllis Evans
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    Ever have a hard drive that refused to spin up? A drive that has critical files with no duplicates anywhere? Shame on you for not having a backup. But seriously, there may be a way to retrieve those files if it’s just a matter of “sticktion.” Drives can die for a couple of reasons. If it’s a controller module gone bad, putting it in a new enclosure should bring it back to life. If the drive mechanism is frozen, actually freezing it in your freezer may cure it at least long enough to retrieve those files. It’s simple physics. Extreme cold causes the components to…
  • I’m Tired of Poor Quality 3rd Party Lightning Cables

    Terry White
    30 Mar 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Making the switch to iPhone 5 (then iPhone 5s) and iPad Air meant replacing all my 30 pin cables with Lightning cables. The problem is that Apple only makes two Lightning cables one 1m ($19) and the other one 2m ($29). They do make a relatively expensive 30 pin to Lightning Adapter ($29), but I’d rather not have to buy those adapters for all my existing cables. This meant buying 3rd party Lightning cables if I wanted something longer than 2m or shorter than 1m. I’ve had the best luck with the 10 foot cables from Monoprice.com. However, the problem is that over time the Lightning…
  • Where’d I Put Those Keys? (Call Your Tile!)

    Chita Hunter
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Ever Lost, Misplaced, or Have Your Belongings Misappropriated? We can all answer yes to at least one of those questions. We have heard about the successes or have even used “Find My iPhone” to locate our iPhones, iPads, and laptops. This technology is extremely helpful in locating your lost, stolen or misplaced Mac/iOS device. But unfortunately works only for those devices. Wouldn’t it be nice to enable this type of technology for anything you own, like your backpack, purse, wallet, jacket, briefcase, tool bag, bike…you name it? Sure it would. Being able to find your items, whether in…
  • Running On Empty

    Jack Beckman
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:01 am
    I have a 1 TB SSD as my main drive in my desktop machine. And just like everyone who buys a “big” disk drive I figured I would’t ever fill it up (I remember thinking that about my 5 MB hard drive, the first one I ever owned…). And just like everyone else, I proceeded to fill it up. Recently I took a look and I noticed I had about 100 GB free. Only 10%! Where did all that disk go? Well, when I have questions like that, I turn to OmniDiskSweeper, a free (always a good price) program from the Omni Group (when I first got it, it was paid software, but the Omni Group…
  • Reading Faster Just Got A Little Faster: Velocity

    Chita Hunter
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:01 pm
     Text Streaming (And Hopefully, A Warm Welcome To The First Day Of Spring) Last week I wrote about the “Spritz” technology, HERE. It aids in helping you read faster. I love it and am hooked. But as of right now, that technology is not available to iOS. A big to that. So, in the meantime, I went searching for technology that is available now. What I found was a serious contender, Velocity. After spending time on the Spritz site, I can see how the Spritz technology (more than just RSVP (Rapid Serial Visual Presentation) is what I would want to use IF it were available now. Their…
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  • Talenty – Become Famous Lets Users Showcase Talent from Around the World

    Richard
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    Cupertino, California – People who dream of being the next Internet sensation – or want to help discover and support tomorrow’s superstars – can now download the fabulous new no-cost app Talenty – Become Famous from SellanApp. Unlike anything that the App Store has seen before, Talenty is a social network where users can post videos that spotlight any talent they have, whether it’s singing, dancing, performing a magic trick, demonstrating superhuman feats of strength, or anything else that sets them apart and makes them stand out from the crowd. It’s…
  • Melesta Games launches Mac version of Toy Defense

    Richard
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Seattle, Washington – Melesta Games is happy to announce the launch of the Mac version of its popular WWI tower defense game Toy Defense – Toy Defense. World War I. Players can now enjoy the historically-inspired gameplay, advanced strategies and tactics, and ultra-realistic sounds and visual effects on their Mac devices. Toy Defense. World War I for Mac is now available for download from the Mac App Store. More than 15 million fans all over the world are playing the Toy Defense franchise! Set in World War I, Toy Defense. World War I combines elements of strategy, simulation, and…
  • Beamer 2.0 released with redesigned interface and new features

    Richard
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Utrecht, Netherlands – Tupil today released version 2.0 of their Mac app Beamer. The update brings a completely redesigned user interface and much requested new features, such as playlists and better controls. Beamer makes it possible to stream any movie file from your Mac directly to Apple TV using AirPlay. Beamer accepts all common formats, codecs and resolutions. Just open any movie file and press play. Unlike Screen Mirroring, Beamer is specifically optimized for video playback at the highest quality and it supports 5.1 surround sound. The Apple TV remote can be used to pause,…
  • Travelog for iPhone – Get Travel Info You Need, Fast

    Richard
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    Singapore – Independent developer, Rohan Kapur is pleased to announce the updated version of Travelog for iOS. The app allows you to access important travel info you need, fast. Record a flight, and get access to weather, news, plug sizes, places of interest, translations, currency conversions, timezones, and more. On top of this, Travelog is a social platform, you can create connections with people, and check out when they will be in the city you’re traveling to. From there, you can message them and setup meetings, or catch up! We aim to ease the lives of frequent business…
  • Three Or More – Simply Match Gems – No Crushing and Blitzing Wallets

    Richard
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Dallas, Texas – Appdore today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Three Or More 1.0, their brand new gem game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. As there are so many gem games these days that are all clones that follow the same swipe left, swipe down, match three gems and score formula, Three Or More offers a new twist on a classic game. Enjoy this fast paced gem game that is all about matching three or more gems in any way possible. If a gem is falling or touches the gem color that you are trying to link then it will probably link and cluster, allowing you to…
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  • Jobs’s 2011 Top 100 Meeting Agenda Draft

    JT
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:09 am
    We probably won’t get a better look into how Apple operates than through the filings submitted as part of the company’s legal battles against Android OEMs. One of the latest windows is a Jobs draft itinerary for Apple’s super-secret 2011 Top 100 meeting strategy retreat. I found the part about the Magic Wand particularly interesting, especially since I think they already have the template for a product. Jobs’s 2011 Top 100 Meeting Agenda Draft originally appeared on TheMacAdvocate on April 8, 2014.
  • The Top 10 Google Glass Myths: The Google Doth Protest Too Much, Methinks

    JT
    21 Mar 2014 | 7:23 am
    Google Glass has been taking quite the beating lately, and if you’re an obnoxious bar-goer wearing a pair in the Bay Area, chances are you’ve recently taken a literal beating. The reason underscores the fundamental problem with Glass – and Google more broadly: they just don’t grok social boundaries. So what does a company having a perception problem with one of their products do? Why post a list of 10 misconceptions about Glass and call them “Urban Myths”, as in “you obviously don’t understand our product, let us explain why you’re wrong.” Google’s attempt to dispel…
  • Motorola Has Reinvented Time Itself

    JT
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:11 am
    Yesterday, Motorola announced its first entry in the wearable device genre – as well as its first major product announcement since being ejected from the Googleplex like a batch of Norovirus-infested potato salad. To hear the folks still employed there talk about the Moto 360, you’d think it’s a pretty big deal. Jim Wicks, Head of Consumer Experience Design, says “This is all about reinvention of the modern day timepiece.” Leslie Hicks, who leads Design Trends and Materials, says “The Moto 360 begs to be killed worn.” Product Engineer Shakil Barkat…
  • The Worst Apple Analyst Has Just Upped His Game

    JT
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:13 am
    I made a link reference to Trip Chowdhry as “the worst Apple analyst on the planet” after his appearance on CNBC. The venerable Philip Elmer-DeWitt has taken a couple of shots at his particular brand of analysis, including my personal favorite ”How wrong-headed can one Apple analyst be?” Apparently, Chowdhry took the title of that piece as some sort of challenge, because his latest note to investors is a tour de force of anti-analysis. It’s captivating in a “The Counselor” kind of way, except people expected that movie to be good, whereas anyone…
  • Come See What Unrealistic Things Google Has Up Its Sleeve!

    JT
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:23 pm
    It had been rumored that Google was working on some form of “wearable” and today the company announced its intentions via its official blog in a format that has become Mountain View’s consumer electronics signature: a vaporware video. The Android Wear Developer Preview will allow the army of intrepid Android copyright and trademark-stomping hackers to port notifications to devices that Google will be releasing “later this year”. The partners include the usual cast of profit-neutral characters such as Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and…Samsung? I guess Samsung has…
 
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  • Introducing Outdoor Tech

    Will Frascella
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Spring is here, and although last night was in the 20s, it quickly warmed up to 60 during the day. Ah, spring in the Valley! As the snow melts and mud season begins, it was time to dust off the bike equipment, put the skis away and make the transition. As I got my bike equipment out, I thought back to all the good times I had last year — I got a new cross bike for the dirt roads around here and used a new app called Strava to track my rides. As we all prepare to get back outside, I thought that there was no better time to bring in a company called Outdoor Tech. As their name suggests,…
  • Heartbroken About Heartbleed? Don't Be! Here's What You Need to Know.

    Scott Markoski
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    The internet may not actually be a series of tubes, but it still is a complex layering of protocols, software, hardware and people. One of those protocols that we rely on heavily is SSL/TLS (Secure Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security). This protocol is what allows your data to pass securely between your computer or device and the sites you visit. It does this by encrypting the data end-to-end. For example, you might notice that Smalldog.com’s shopping cart URL has an “https” at the beginning. This signals that you’re viewing a secured page. Any information you enter…
  • AppleCare: Because WE Care!

    Jamie Willis
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    It happens regularly…technology breaks. Nothing is perfect, and in the age of constant change, that statement is truer than ever. It forces us to ask the age old question, “What is AppleCare and why do I want it?” Well, I can personally attest to the fact that AppleCare is a NECESSITY for anyone with an Apple product. To insure your computer is to ensure your future happiness with everything Apple.  Apple’s product quality speaks for itself, but just like any piece of technology, regular wear and tear can (and will) take its toll at some point. One can understand the…
  • MAC TREAT #245: Localize Files in the Cloud

    Kali Hilke
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    For those of you out there storing files in iCloud, this is a handy tip to know. Apple’s iWork suite defaults to this option, and all three apps (Numbers, Keynote, and Pages) provide access to your iCloud storage within the apps themselves. But, if you’ve ever wanted easier access to these without having to open each individual app, you can view what’s stored via the Finder. Go to the [User] > Library* > Mobile Documents folder (Note: My Mobile Documents folder has a number extension on the end; I’m not sure why, but it doesn’t alter these directions) Type…
  • It's Back Baby! iPad with Retina Display

    Stephanie Farrell
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:13 am
    Earlier this week, Apple sent out an email announcing the reintroduction of the iPad with Retina display (4th Gen). (See the press release here.) As you may remember, when the iPad Air was announced, the iPad 4 was taken off the market. Well, it’s back baby! The iPad featuring the Retina display will replace the iPad 2 and will provide a great upgrade in power, performance, and value. The iPad with Retina display (4th Gen) features the Lightning connector, meaning that this replacement spells the end of 30-pin Dock Connector usage on any iPad or iPhone model. (Note that the iPod classic…
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  • Eyefi unveils Eyefi Cloud

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    Eyefi (www.eyefi.com), which specializes in digital camera connectivity, has unveiled Eyefi Cloud, a private photo-centric cloud service that makes newly captured photos instantly available on a smartphone, tablet, computer or smart TV.  read more
  • Does Twitter have a stickiness problem?

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    According to data published by Twitter analytics firm Twopcharts, Twitter may have a stickiness problem. According to the data there is a large discrepancy between the number of accounts created and the number of accounts that actually remain active. read more
  • TRENDnet ships Powerline 500 Wireless Kit

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    TRENDnet (www.trendnet.com) has released the Powerline 500 Wireless Kit, model TPL-410APK, which extends a home wireless network using existing electrical lines. The included TRENDnet Powerline adapters (TPL-406E + TPL-410AP) auto-connect out of the box over a pre-encrypted Powerline signal. You can network the standard Powerline 500 adapter, model TPL-406E, to a router and plug in the Powerline 500 AV Wireless Access Point, model TPL-410AP, into an outlet on the same electrical system to extend a high performance wireless network. read more
  • Don't change your passwords until Heartbleed bug is fixed

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    In the wake of the Heartbleed Bug, some inexperienced vendors are suggesting users change their passwords, but this won't protect them from further attacks. Last week, the Heartbleed bug was discovered. Since then, many companies and a few inexperienced security vendors have rushed to put out ill-advised statements. One of those theories is that users need to immediately change their passwords so they can maintain their online security. According to LogmeOnce CEO and security expert Kevin Shahbazi, this will not only not protect you, it could increase your risk of a cyber attack. read…
  • Tension Software revs Calcine for Mac OS X to version 1.4

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:44 am
    Tension Software (www.tensionsoftware.com) has updated Calcine, its algebra solver for Mac OS X, to version 1.4. Calcine provides a algebra solver in small strip window. You can use it for simple additions or for complex formula using and assigning variables and constants. read more
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  • Deals: Get a Year of Web Hosting from DreamHost

    MacLife Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]When you decide to put your website online, there's a few things that you want to make sure of. You want a host that will keep your site up and running at all times so you never miss out on a potential visitor, you want tons of diskspace and bandwidth to work with, and support any time you may need it. You'll get all of that and more from DreamHost, and you can get a year of the web hosting service on sale right now in our Deals tab. DreamHost is an award-winning company known for its amazing service. After a year of…
  • Apple Reportedly Working with Shazam on New iOS Song ID Feature

    J.R. Bookwalter
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    Apple rumors tend to vary wildly between fact and total fiction, but here's one of them we would certainly like to see: A partnership with Shazam to make it even easier to discover music with an iPhone.Bloomberg today reported that Apple is working on a new song discovery feature for an upcoming iOS update that will allow iPhone or iPad users to identify a song just by having the device listen to it for a few seconds.If that sound familiar, it should: An app called Shazam has long allowed for just such a feature, and Apple is said to be working in tandem with developer Shazam Entertainment…
  • Overnight Recap: Yahoo Hearts iOS Search, Pinnacle Studio, Verizon Offers More

    J.R. Bookwalter
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:39 am
    The CarPlay invasion appears to be coming in full force later this year, now that both Alpine and Pioneer have confirmed aftermarket systems and Hyundai just announced Apple's technology will be built into 2015 Sonata models. Apple's CarPlay website was also just updated and now adds Beats Music as another supported app, so there's plenty to get excited about — but for now, you'll have to settle for a recap of what went down over the last 24 hours...Yahoo Vying to Bump Google from Default iOS SearchThis isn't the first time we've heard this, but Re/code reported Wednesday that Yahoo CEO…
  • Anki Drives Expands Its Robotic Car Game with New Tracks, Cars, and Races

    Leif Johnson
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Anki Drive turned heads last June when it took the stage at Apple's WWDC 2013 with its iOS-compatible toy race cars powered by a form of artificial intelligence. As of today, Anki has expanded the lineup, offering new cars, new tracks, and a new race mode.The concept seems similar to slot cars, with the difference that the AI involved allows for cars with their own racing strengths and personalities. You can race against friends using the Anki Drive's iOS app, or you can simply race against the AI for the cars. But here's the thing--the experience gets better. Over time, your car evolves to…
  • Microsoft Excel for iPad Review

    J.R. Bookwalter
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Wherever Word travels, Excel cannot be far behind—and at long last, Microsoft has allowed the number crunching favorite to follow the money trail straight into the App Store with a touchscreen version built just for iPad. Microsoft Excel for iPad ends years of suffering with less-powerful third-party solutions that have been all too happy to encroach in Redmond’s absence. Like Word, Excel for iPad is in most respects a superior effort over the venerable Mac application, offering an impressively clean user interface that doesn’t skimp on features.In particular, the iPad touchscreen is…
 
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  • As FirstTech Fades, Mad Macs Adds Another Store

    the rocr
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:38 pm
    The only certainties in life are taxes and Apple doom. Which is to say that all news about Apple is bad news, one way or another. But not really. For example, as we mark the passing of the world’s first ... The post As FirstTech Fades, Mad Macs Adds Another Store appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • OS X 10.9.3: Faster Beta Releases, Fewer Visible Changes

    the rocr
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    What’s new in the seventh beta seed of Apple’s OS X 10.9.3 [13D43]? Honestly, it is hard to say and perhaps it’s easier to talk about what hasn’t changed. For example, two apps listed as testing focus areas haven’t been updated ... The post OS X 10.9.3: Faster Beta Releases, Fewer Visible Changes appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • A Case of Inspiration: 24 Great Steve Jobs Quotes

    the rocr
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    The post A Case of Inspiration: 24 Great Steve Jobs Quotes appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • FaceTime 1.0.4 Update for Snow Leopard

    the rocr
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    News of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard’s death were greatly exaggerated and here’s another bit of proof. Apple has released FaceTime 1.0.4, which addresses a bug in the version of the app that only runs on Snow Leopard. A month or ... The post FaceTime 1.0.4 Update for Snow Leopard appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth Mac to Arrive Day and Date with PC, Linux

    the rocr
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Mac games come and mostly go. Sid Meier’s Civilization arrived in 1991 and has kept coming ever since. And, later this year, Civilization Beyond Earth Mac will take the franchise, and humanity, to new worlds. Civilization: Beyond Earth Mac will ... The post Civilization: Beyond Earth Mac to Arrive Day and Date with PC, Linux appeared first on FairerPlatform.
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  • FaceTime is not working for some users

    Atb Levy
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:31 pm
    We are currently receiving a lot of user complaints that FaceTime is not functioning properly. Users are reporting connection problems and call failing problems leaving them unable to make video calls. As of now, Apple’s system status page shows that FaceTime is not down. However if you are having issues, please see our troubleshooting articles: […] The post FaceTime is not working for some users appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Mercedes-Benz wants to integrate CarPlay and Google ‘s Android system into its cars

    Atb Levy
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:38 pm
    In January 2014, Google launched the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA). Google stated that the OAA’s aim is to bring the Android platform to cars in 2014. Currently the OAA is supported by Audi, General Motors, Honda and Hyundai. Even though Mercedes Benz is not currently a partner in the OAA, Mercedes-Benz announced their support: Mercedes-Benz […] The post Mercedes-Benz wants to integrate CarPlay and Google ‘s Android system into its cars appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • What will smartphone Anti-Theft voluntary agreement bring to Apple devices?

    Atb Levy
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    Yesterday Re/code reported that major smartphone manufacturers including Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Google, Motorola and HTC have agreed to include anti-theft technology on all new smartphones manufactured after July, 2015. Also important to note that network carriers AT&T, Sprint, T Mobile, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular are also participating in this agreement. We obtained the agreement document […] The post What will smartphone Anti-Theft voluntary agreement bring to Apple devices? appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • FaceTime for Mac not working, fix

    Atb Levy
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    This article describes basic troubleshooting tips for fixing FaceTime for Mac if it is not working properly. Via FaceTime you place video calls or receive calls from other iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod) or OSX (Mac) users via Wi-FI or cellular networks. The tips we describe here will help you address the most common problems, such as: FaceTime […] The post FaceTime for Mac not working, fix appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple helped Turkish users evade the Twitter ban

    Atb Levy
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Turkey began blocking access to Twitter in March. To show its support for the Turkish public, one of Apple’s official Twitter accounts (@AppleStoreTUR) retweeted Twitter’s official tweet informing its Turkish users how they could get around the ban by sending tweets via SMS: Avea ve Vodafone’dan 2444′e, Turkcell’den 2555′e START mesajı göndererek SMS üzerinden Twitter kullanmaya […] The post Apple helped Turkish users evade the Twitter ban appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
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  • Apple Incorporating System for Anti Theft Technology

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:39 am
    A section of Smartphone industry segment which includes Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft have signed a voluntary program spearheaded by the U.S. wireless industry which seems to incorporate a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s New CarPlay Infotainment

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:55 am
    Users are looking forward for some option in taking advantage on Apple’s new CarPlay infotainment which is being offered without the purchase of a new vehicle. It was reported that the aftermarket... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s Plan for Clean Energy

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Apple is planning an expansion on its use of clean energy in order to power its iCloud data centers by using the facility of its company’s Prineville, Oregon which has now been connected by a small... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • MakerBot's iOS-connected 5th generation of 3D

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:14 am
    3D Animation for Mac and Windows PC The technology behind 3D printing has been improving with market leaders like MakerBot making headway to expand its lineup of devices in enhancing its... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple offer hi-res 24-bit tracks on iTunes

    13 Apr 2014 | 2:34 am
    Apple’s Major Overhaul of iTunes Following a report, Apple is considering a major overhaul of iTunes and the company is making plans to enter into the high definition music industry with 24-bit... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Unlock iPhone 5 without Jailbreaking

    Chris Warren
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:15 am
    Few days back, I was looking for iPhone factory unlock services but to my surprise, almost every service provider refused to unlock my gadget by saying that I have purchased the gadget from wrong network. I started thinking that all ...
  • NFC ID Badges Integration

    Chris Warren
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:42 am
    The idea of integrating identification badges into smartphones is so tempting that many commentators wonder why this has not happened yet in a large scale. ID badges seem to make a perfect blend with modern smartphones but for some reason ...
  • Free Music Transfer – Move Your Music Cross PC, iTunes, PSP, USB

    Michael Wilson
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:15 am
    In the age of Tablets, iPad proved to be a phenomenon in the recent times. It’s as good as other iOS devices – portability and versatility wise. But when it comes to transferring of files from iPad to PC, the ...
  • Different Types of Cloud Systems

    Michael Wilson
    15 Mar 2014 | 8:16 am
    If you have so much as opened a web browser in the past couple of years, chances are that you have heard about cloud computing and the changes that it is already making as well as those that it is ...
  • Use Instagram to Promote Your Business

    Michael Wilson
    15 Mar 2014 | 8:12 am
    Instagram is one of the hottest apps on Internet. You just simply can’t find a phone or tablet without it, and this is the main reason small business companies in all industries are trying to capitalize through its success and ...
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  • Microsoft Announces ‘Age Of Empires: World Domination’ For iOS

    Qasim Zaib
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Microsoft announces Age of Empires: World Domination for iOS devices to make it the first Age of Empires title to land on the iOS platform. Developed by KLab, the game is releasing this summer. Age of Empires is a real time strategy game that focuses on real events through time. The mobile port has been in rumors since last summers. World Domination lets the players choose between Celts, Vikings, Franks or the Huns race. Reportedly, this game is not a port of a previous Age of Empires game but is an entirely new game made exclusively for mobile devices. This title comes under…
  • 12 Top-Rated iPhone And iPad Apps On Sale With The ‘StackUp iOS Bundle’

    Qasim Zaib
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    9To5Toys brings 12 top-rated iPhone and iPad apps on sale of up to 83%. The StackUp iOS Bundle consists of 12 award winning apps for the iOS devices mainly the iPhone and iPad and iPod Touch. Several apps in the StackUp iOS Bundle including Printer Pro, Scanner Pro, iDownloader Pro, Day One and FX Photo Studio are among the top 10 in their respective categories. Though the name says ‘bundle’, you can buy an individual app on sale too with the offer. A complete list of apps along with their description and discounted prices are as under [Source: 9To5Mac]: Parallels Access: $15…
  • Apple iWatch Release Planned For Q3 2014; Includes UV Light Exposure Sensor

    Qasim Zaib
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Taiwan’s Economic Daily News reports that the Apple iWatch Release is planned for Q3, 2014. The iOS enabled device comes with a UV exposure sensor to monitor heart/pulse rate and blood oximetry levels. Quanta Computer is reported to manufacture the first batch of 65 million iWatch units by the end of 2014. Ricktek Technology and TPK are supplying chips and sapphire touch panels, respectively while the processor is to be developed by Apple with chip prouction being outsourced to Samsung. There have been several replacements and changes made in the parts’ suppliers over the years…
  • 10 Best iPad Air Cases That Matches Your Type

    Anup Kayastha
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Apple’s official iPad Air cases Just the day after all-new iPad Air release, case makers are already making iPad Air cases available to purchase. The new iPad Air is features improved processing power, improved hardware and is as light as one pound. There’s already dozens of cases for iPad Air in the market, it’s quite hard to find the case that has all the features you want. So, we decided to list the best iPad Air cases that are loved by the users most. Have an iPhone 5? Here’s 50 cool iPhone 5 cases. In addition to Apple Smart Cover for iPad Air (costs $79), here we…
  • Istanbul Apple Store Opens To Public

    Qasim Zaib
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    The long awaited Istanbul Apple Store opens to public as the first Eastern Europe/Asia Minor Apple Store. Located as the Zorlu Center, the store is mostly subterranean with a glass upward protrusion. The store is 4 large panes of glass covered by a white roof with darker Apple logo surrounded by a fountain. The 20,000 square-foot store located in the heard of Istanbul’s Zorlu Shopping Center features a breathtaking all-glass exterior as shown in photos. Apple CEO Tim Cook and the Turkish President Abdullah Gul were not in attendance at the inauguration but both expressed their remarks…
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  • Top iPad cases with keyboard

    admin
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    The on-screen keyboard is not exactly what you looking for when you’re want to get actual work done. For productivity, you must have good external keyboard . You can buy a standard add-on Bluetooth keyboard, but before do that check our list with the best ipad keyboard covers as combination between case, stand and keyboard which also will protect your iPad in transport . Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air One of the best iPad keyboard on the market. Ultrathin keyboard Cover add a discrete, yet comfortable with Built-in Bluetooth keyboard in a slick aluminum package. Also…
  • iWatch – The ultimate combination of form, function and fashion

    admin
    30 Mar 2014 | 8:28 am
          The dream of wearing an Apple device is not a new one. From iPod armbands to nano bracelets, there have been plenty of solutions over the years if you don’t want to be sat at a desk or reaching into your pocket all day long. But few of them are fashionable. And none have Apple’s ingenuity.   The smartwatch market has been active for a while now, but all we’ve had as a result are clunky, inelegant products that are neither stylish nor smart. All that could change in a few months. Jony Ive has undoubtedly rejected dozens of prototypes that looked a bit too much…
  • Locate a lost device

    admin
    23 Mar 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Set up the free Find My iPhone service to keep tabs on any device That moment you realise you’ve misplaced your phone, tablet or laptop can be a nightmare. But, with Apple’s Find My iPhone service (it’s called that, but it works on iPad and Mac too), you can – in most cases – track down where it is. Using Wi-Fi networks for all devices, and phone signal and GPS data for mobile devices, your Apple gadgets can pinpoint their location almost anywhere in the world, and report it back to you, so long as they can connect to the internet in some way. You can look up your device’s…
  • Hidden iPhone Tricks you didn’t know!

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    12 Mar 2014 | 11:29 am
    Could you control your iPhone by turning your head? Or just shake to undo typos ? Apple added hundreds of features with each major update and that include the last one – iOS 7 .Here are just a few of the things you’ve likely missed along the way. 1) Control your phone with a head turn With this new feature called Switch Control you can use a special control option that lets you use tilts of your head to perform various functions. Switch Control is designed to help users with limited motor function. It’s very easy to use and once the feature’s set up you can use it to…
  • Top 5 Fm car Transmitter for iPhone and iPod

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    26 Feb 2014 | 5:36 am
    With FM transmitters you can connect easy your iPhone or iPod into your car and transmits the audio to car stereo through a FM signal . If you already went through 5-6 FM transmitters and still looking for a FM transmitter with superb sound quality check out our list with best fm transmitters. GOgroove FlexSMART X2 This is one of the best selling FM transmitters for the iPhone. It using bluetooth connection to your phone rather than a cord. Also have volume control, play settings, and phone controls. The sound quality for music seems to be very good and automatically finds clearest the FM…
 
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