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  • Top 10 Apps with Best Graphic Designs

    AppLecture: Apple News and Rumors
    Milana Rose
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:16 am
    With a lot of apps being released these days, designers should really generate apps that are prominent. Mobile applications are even changing the manner people design anything these days. Graphic designers of mobile apps are moving forward to higher resolution […]
  • A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

    Slashdot: Apple
    timothy
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    redletterdave (2493036) writes "Sharron Laverne Parrish Jr., 24, allegedly scammed Apple not once, but 42 times, cheating the company out of more than $300,000 — and his scam was breathtakingly simple. According to a Secret Service criminal complaint, Parrish allegedly visited Apple Stores and tried to buy products with four different debit cards, which were all closed by his respective financial institutions. When his debit card was inevitably declined by the Apple Store, he would protest and offer to call his bank — except, he wasn't really calling his bank. So he would…
  • This guy seems to have a lot of info about the iPhone 6

    Macenstein
    Dr. Macenstein
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Too bad I have no idea what he’s saying (something about a lizard sex satellite I think…). Oh well. It’s still the best iPhone 6 mockup video I’ve seen. thanks to faithful Macenstein reader Den for the tip!
  • Flir One first look: Shooting thermal imaging pictures of the new MacBook Pro

    Macworld
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Flir One Some cool gear arrived at the office on Tuesday: new MacBook Pros and the new Flir One ($349) thermal imaging camera for the iPhone 5s. Macworld Lab set up the laptops for benchmark testing, so I took a few pictures of the new $2499 15-inch MacBook Pro as it churned through Speedmark 9.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Stephen Colbert reviews the Kim Kardashian app

    MacBlogz
    Yoni Heisler
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Don't look now, but the "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" app has already generated tens of millions of dollars in pure profit and currently occupies the #5 spot on the App Store's list of Top Grossing apps. There's no shortage of opportunities for jokes...
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    MacNN

  • Apple seeds first betas of OS X 10.9.5, Safari 7.0.6/6.1.6 to devs

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Apple has started seeding the first beta of OS X 10.9.5 to developers. The code is listed as built 13F7, and available through the Developer Center. Users are asked to focus testing on just a handful of areas, including Safari, graphics, and USB, including smart cards....
  • No redesigned Apple TV set-top until 2015, report says

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Apple is indeed working on a new set-top that will let people will watch both live and on-demand TV, but won't have it ready until sometime in 2015, a source indicates. Engineers at the company are allegedly being told not to expect to ship the device this year, and working along that timeline. The issue is claimed to be cable companies "dragging their heels," and the possible Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, which together are interfering not only with the device but a matching TV service....
  • Major layoffs impacting Beats during Apple takeover, sources say

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Although the takeover has yet to be fully approved legally, some workers and technology resources are already being shifted from Beats to Apple, sources say. Apple executives have allegedly visited Beats' California headquarters this week and the last, offering some workers new positions at Apple while telling others that their jobs will be cut. Many Beats employees in creative or development roles are being offered work at Apple; many of these are allegedly headed to Apple's Cupertino's headquarters, but the company is keeping both the Santa Monica offices and some engineers associated…
  • Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury claimed as 'fastest gaming mouse'

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Peripheral producer Logitech has created what it claims is the world's fastest gaming mouse ever manufactured. The G402 Hyperion Fury uses Logitech's Fusion Engine system on a built-in 32-bit ARM processor for tracking, allowing it to keep up with tracking speeds faster than 500 inches per second, more than the preceding G502 Proteus Core's 300 inches per second tracking....
  • QuarkXPress 10.2 adds rendering, notes features,bugfixes

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Quark has released a v10.2 update for QuarkXPress, its flagship publishing software. The code makes significant feature additions, for instance letting people adjust rendering quality for different balances between performance and fidelity. Users can also add notes to projects that are separate from content and exportable as PDFs; redlines meanwhile show where changes have been made, and allow groups to approve or reject them....
 
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    Office Blogs

  • Try it out: Insert Space

    OneNote Team
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    No matter how hard you try, you’ll inevitably run into a situation where you’ll want to write something in between existing content. Maybe you’re a student whose professor forgot to mention an important point earlier in the lecture. Or you are an artist who needs more space to draw. While you could add the content to the bottom of the page or along the side, this isn’t always ideal. Thankfully, OneNote makes it easy to quickly add more room using the Insert Space tool. The Insert Space tool, found on the Insert tab of OneNote 2013’s ribbon, lets you effectively split the content on…
  • Office 365 Development Patterns & Practices launched

    Office 365 Team
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Office 365 Development Patterns & Practices team shipped the new open source repository today to GitHub.com/OfficeDev. This marks the transition from the Office App Model Samples (Office AMS) project, which was an internal Microsoft initiative, to a broader open source community vision. Background The Office AMS team shipped three main releases in the last year that focused on common customer scenarios. Many existing SharePoint developers were extremely familiar with how to build these scenarios with SharePoint Full Trust Code solutions and Office VSTO/COM add-ins, but didn’t know…
  • OneNote for Mac and iOS get dressed for business and school

    OneNote Team
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    We are thrilled to announce today four major updates for OneNote for Mac, OneNote for iPad and OneNote for iPhone. Building on our recent updates in May, these enhancements make OneNote the best choice for taking notes and staying organized at work or school. Addressing customers top requests, we added several new features in this release including the ability to: Access your work or school notebooks on your Mac stored on OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online (on Office 365). Open and insert files, including PDF files, into your notebook pages. View your password protected sections.
  • New Office 365 admin tools

    Office 365 Team
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Lawrence Chiu is a senior product marketing manager for the admin experience on Office 365. On our journey in simplifying the Office 365 admin experience, we’ve introduced new features over the past few months. These include: streamlining commonly used administrative tasks, proactive DNS records checks and more detailed reports  and continuous enhancements to Message Center so that you can stay up to date with Office 365 service communications. Today, we’re providing Office 365 admins with more ways to stay informed with Office 365 service communications. You can now receive Office 365…
  • Introduction to Office 365 Development: attend this Live webinar Q&A event August 8

    Office 365 Team
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    On August 8, 2014, Microsoft Virtual Academy site will host a series of sessions introducing Office 365 development. During each live session, the Office 365 Developer Platform engineering team and technical product managers will answer your questions in a live Q&A chat. Register now for this live event. The Introduction to Office 365 Development course includes these sessions: Overview of Office 365 development This session will introduce you to the Office 365 development platform. It covers the two main approaches to developing: using the App Model to make your customizations appear in…
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    TidBITS

  • Mellel 3.3.6

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:53 am
    Adds support for Traditional Chinese DOS encoding and fixes the “mysterious” systemParStyle paragraph style bug. ($39 new, free update, 101 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.
  • OmniFocus 2.0.2

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    Small maintenance release that squashes several bugs in the GTD-inspired task management utility. ($39.99 new, free update, 44.2 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.
  • External Link: How to Get Apple Products Tax Free

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    If you live in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, South Carolina, or Tennessee, you will soon have a limited opportunity to purchase certain Apple products without sales tax, thanks to sales tax holidays provided by those states. Apple has published a list of the states, their respective holidays, and where to find your nearest Apple store. The tax holidays will also apply to online purchases. 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…
  • Apple Upgrades 2014 MacBook Pro CPUs and RAM, Lowers Prices

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    Apple has updated its MacBook Pro lineup with modest spec improvements and a couple of $100 price drops. 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.
  • Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 8: Mail Services

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    In this chapter of “Take Control of OS X Server,” Charles Edge tries to persuade readers not to turn on OS X Server’s mail services, not because they’re difficult, but because doing so means non-stop battle against a constant onslaught of spam and malware. But if you do wish to venture into the breach, Charles provides the necessary background and instructions. 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…
 
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    TUAW

  • The Wednesday TUAW TV Live is on Thursday this week

    Steven Sande
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Hey, TUAW TV Live fans! The last-ever TUAW TV Live has been moved to tomorrow -- July 31, 2014 -- since my wife "Bionic Barb" is having the second of two eye surgeries today. Be sure to join us for the last time tomorrow afternoon at 5 PM ET. I'll...
  • FreedomPop offers free data and voice to iPad

    John-Michael Bond
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    If you own a cellular data-equipped iPad without a current contract, or you're looking to buy one but think the monthly cost is too high, FreedomPop has an offer you'll want to consider. The company is currently offering 500MB a month of free 4G LTE...
  • Stephen Colbert reviews the Kim Kardashian app

    Yoni Heisler
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Don't look now, but the "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" app has already generated tens of millions of dollars in pure profit and currently occupies the #5 spot on the App Store's list of Top Grossing apps. There's no shortage of opportunities for jokes...
  • TUAW Poll: Would you buy a Retina MacBook Air?

    Steven Sande
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Apple still hasn't released a Retina display MacBook Air. Would you buy one?...
  • Apple announces US sales tax holiday for select states

    John-Michael Bond
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Several states in the U.S. offer sales tax holidays around the start of back-to-school season to help parents save money on required purchases. This Tuesday Apple announced that they would be honoring these sales tax holidays not only in the retail...
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    MacRumors

  • Apple Seeds First OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 Beta to Developers

    Juli Clover
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Apple today seeded the first build of OS X 10.9.5 to developers, one month after releasing OS X 10.9.4 to the public. The new beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store should be listed soon in the Mac Dev Center. The software has a build number of 13F7. OS X 10.9.5 follows new seeds of 7.0.6 and 6.1.6 for Mavericks and Mountain Lion, which were released to developers last night. It is unclear what improvements the 10.9.5 update will bring to Mavericks, but it is likely to include bug fixes and stability enhancements. The last Mavericks update, 10.9.4, added…
  • Revamped Apple TV Debut Likely Delayed Until 2015 Due to Negotiation Difficulties

    Juli Clover
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    For several months now, rumors have continually suggested Apple is working on a revamped Apple TV, which may include capabilities like support for games and apps and expanded access to television content. Every rumored release date has come and gone thus far, and according to a new report from The Information, an updated Apple TV is not likely to appear until 2015. A source that spoke to The Information has suggested that Apple engineers who are working on the device have been informed that the product will not launch in 2014, largely due to ongoing contractual issues with cable companies and…
  • 'Modbook Pro X' Tablet Based on 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Debuts on Kickstarter

    Eric Slivka
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Modbook, the company with a history of offering pen-based Mac tablets using the internals of Apple's notebooks, is announcing a new Kickstarter campaign today to support the launch of a new Modbook Pro X based on the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. The $150,000 campaign will allow users to send in their own machines for conversion at $1999 or reserve complete systems directly from Modbook starting at $3999. An innovative computer modification product, the Modbook Pro X incorporates the original hardware of a Retina-display Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch base system running the OS X 10.10…
  • 'Mid 2014' 27-Inch iMac Also Referenced on Apple Support Page

    Eric Slivka
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    Following yesterday's spotting of an unreleased "Mac mini (Mid 2014)" on an Apple support page, French site Consomac noticed [Google Translate, via MacPlus] another entry on the same page mentioning a Mid 2014 27-inch iMac model. Both the Mac mini and iMac entries have since been removed from the page, although they are still visible on a cached version of the page from yesterday. Apple did release a new low-end Mid 2014 21.5-inch iMac last month, but the remainder of the iMac lineup remained untouched and those machines are still considered Late 2013 models. While the Mac mini entry has been…
  • Unreleased 'Mid 2014' Mac Mini Referenced on Apple Support Page

    Juli Clover
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm
    An Apple support page on Boot Camp was updated yesterday to include a mention of a mid-2014 Mac mini, perhaps hinting that a refresh of the desktop computer might be in the works. First noticed by 9to5Mac, a cached version of the support page suggests yesterday's update also added mentions of the 2014 low-cost iMac and 2014 MacBook Airs. Today's newly released mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pros were not added to the updated page. The mention of the mid-2014 Mac mini may be a simple error, but the machine is long overdue for a refresh. Last updated in October of 2012, the Mac mini is the only…
 
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    Macworld

  • iOS 8 preview: AgileBits releases 1Password extension

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Ah, Wednesday: Time for middle-of-the-week celebrations, new comics, and… iOS 8 extensions? Yes, indeed: AgileBits, the developers behind 1Password, have released a Github repository containing all the stuff that other app makers need to include a 1Password extension in their programs. AgileBits has also released a video preview (embedded below) that shows just how easy that extension will make it to use logins you've saved in 1Password on iOS devices. (Spoiler alert: Thanks to iOS 8’s extensions program, it's going to be very easy indeed.)To read this article in full or to leave a…
  • Microsoft OneNote embraces Mac and iOS users with a raft of new features

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    Microsoft said late Tuesday that it has added several new capabilities for OneNote for the Mac and iOS, including imported files from email and OneDrive for Business storage.All of the improvements are aimed at continuing to make OneNote the digital framework for storing notes and other reference materials—and, not coincidentally, to do so as students begin thinking about back-to-school purchases of laptops and tablets.OneNote users can use the software in a variety of ways, from crafting to-do lists to storing personal notes and files. In an academic environment, however, storing files…
  • Best Buy dreams of laptop revival amid 'crashing' tablet sales

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:16 am
    Shoppers aren't in a rush to upgrade their aging tablets. That sounds a lot like the PC market.
  • Flir One first look: Shooting thermal imaging pictures of the new MacBook Pro

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Flir One Some cool gear arrived at the office on Tuesday: new MacBook Pros and the new Flir One ($349) thermal imaging camera for the iPhone 5s. Macworld Lab set up the laptops for benchmark testing, so I took a few pictures of the new $2499 15-inch MacBook Pro as it churned through Speedmark 9.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • The mall of small apps

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    In this episode we talk about a couple Apple acquisitions that might make it easier for you to find podcasts and books that you’ll enjoy, the beef between Bose and Beats, why we think Beats is all that, and why Microsoft and Samsung picking on Apple is probably a good thing. Show notes Two Apple acquisitions aim to help improve book, radio recommendations Bose sues Beats over headphone patents Microsoft Is Back To Bashing Apple In Latest Advertisment (TechCrunch) Sponsors Citrix’s Sharefile: Enhance your work flow, send files of almost any size easily and securely. Start your 30-day free…
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    MacTech News

  • oneSql is new Mac compatible, SQL database tool

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    chol.technology has introduced oneSql 1.0, a standalone, lightweight SQL database tool. It's a MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB and SQLite SQL query and data import/export program for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. No install is required. oneSql offers unrestrictive software licensing, putting customers needs first. Four databases and five languages are supported: English, French, Spanish, Italian and German. oneSql costs US$30 for a single user edition. You can buy it or get more info at www.chol.technology .
  • Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary released for OS X, iOS

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    Paragon Software Group (www.cambridge.org) has released Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary app for Mac OS X and iOS. It's available for US$14.99 at the Mac App Store and Apple App Store, respectively. The dictionary app is based on the classic version of Daniel Jones's guide to contemporary pronunciation for British and American English, and is designed to meet the needs of English language learners striving to perfect their pronunciation of even the most challenging words, such as "though" and "honour," personal names, company names, technology and science definitions, and more.  read…
  • QuarkXPress 10.2 introduces new collaboration, productivity features

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    Quark Software (http://www.quark.com) has released QuarkXPress 10.2, an update to QuarkXPress 10 that's available free of charge to all users currently on version 10 and available as part of Quark’s Creative Pro bundle offer. QuarkXPress 10.2 enables users to optimize their environment for onscreen image display and performance. The update also introduces new collaboration and productivity features. The update is available through the Auto Updater in QuarkXPress 10. A 30-day demo of QuarkXPress 10.2 is available for download.
  • CS Odessa announces building plan addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
    CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has released a building plan addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park. The addition to ConceptDraw Pro and ConceptDraw Solution Park vector libraries offers improved building plan and office layout capabilities. read more
  • LinkOptimizer now supports the Preserve Details image resampling method in Photoshop CC and later

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:02 am
    Zevrix Solutions (www.zevrix.com) has launched LinkOptimizer 4.9.20, a maintenance update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The software allows you to reduce the size of InDesign links and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data. It also performs image color conversion and sharpening, converts file formats and more. The new version supports the Preserve Details image resampling method in Photoshop CC and later. read more
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    Touch Arcade

  • 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Review - The Game Bakers Make Fine Turtle Soup

    Shaun Musgrave
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Compared to other popular licensed characters, the Ninja Turtles have had it pretty good in the video game industry. Their first game from Konami is well-remembered if not necessarily loved, though at the very least it taught many an elementary school kid that turtles can't breathe underwater. After that slight misfire, it didn't take long for Konami to put the TMNT into a few of the most beloved belt-scrolling beat-em-ups of all-time, along with a couple of less-successful one-on-one fighters. After their initial popularity waned and the license left Konami, the Ninja Turtles have had a…
  • All Three 'Anomaly' Tower Offense Games on Sale this Week

    Jared Nelson
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    It isn't hard to come up with reasons to recommend 11-bit Studios excellent Anomaly series of "tower offense" games, but just in case you need a new one, all three games in the series are currently on sale for this week only. As mentioned, the Anomaly series is noteworthy for taking the well-worn tower defense genre and mixing things up by putting you in the role of the invading creeps. Call it tower offense or reverse tower defense, but either way it injected a fresh perspective to a genre that's been done to death on mobile. The first game, Anomaly Warzone Earth, led this charge back in…
  • Square-Enix Announces Western Release Of Dragon Quest IV

    Shaun Musgrave
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today, Square-Enix revealed their lineup for this year's Gamescom event held in Cologne from August 13th to the 17th.  They've got a bunch of stuff to show, but the biggest news for iOS gamers is that an English version of Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen will be there. While English releases seemed likely for the Dragon Quest iOS games after Dragon Quest VIII's [$19.99] sudden appearance, it's nice to have confirmation. Originally released on the NES, Dragon Quest IV tells the stories of several adventurers who eventually come together to battle a terrible evil. Its unique narrative…
  • 'Hearthstone' Curse of Naxxramas Guide: Tips and Decks to Beat the Plague Quarter and Class Challenges

    Eli Hodapp
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    Man, Hearthstone [Free (HD)] is getting awesome. I talked about this on our podcast, but I've got to say this is by far the cleverest way to release new cards that I've ever seen in a collectable card game. These boss (and class) encounters are a ton of fun, and if you liked the Arachnid Quarter, you're going to love the Plague Quarter. With that being said, spoilers of some sort are inevitable in these kind of guides so if you want to figure this out for yourself I'd stop reading. Noth the Plaguebringer Strategy Killing Noth the Plaguebringer, like most Naxxramas bosses, all comes down to…
  • 'The King Of Fighters 98' Review - The King Of 'King Of Fighters' Arrives

    Shaun Musgrave
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    You really have to hand it to The King of Fighters series. Not only has it survived through 20 years and more than one company sale, it's actually seen fairly regular releases throughout that span, proving to be just as prolific, if not more so, than its more well-known competitors. It also has long roots on handhelds, with semi-regular handheld versions dating all the way back to the second installment, King of Fighters '95. I feel like the series has never quite gotten its due from the general public, but it enjoys a strong reputation among fighting game fans, and The King of Fighters '98…
 
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Modbook’s next project is the convertible MacBook Apple won’t make

    Andrew Cunningham
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Modbook Pro X would be an expensive entry in a crowded niche. Modbook Inc. Before the iPad, people who wanted an Apple tablet could buy something called the "Modbook" from a company named Axiotron. For $2,279, the company would take a regular white plastic MacBook, take it apart, and reassemble it inside a purpose-built tablet case with a Wacom digitizer and stylus installed. After some financial trouble and the launch of an actual Apple tablet, Axiotron became Modbook Inc., and the company launched the Modbook Pro, which did for the 13-inch MacBook Pro what the Modbook did for the…
  • “Mac Mini (Mid 2014)” briefly appears in Apple support document

    Andrew Cunningham
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Proof of a new Mac Mini or simple misprint? Apple's not saying. Andrew Cunningham An interesting development today for people watching for an update to Apple's Mac Mini desktop: Apple's support document for its Boot Camp drivers and software for Windows briefly listed a heretofore unannounced "Mac Mini (Mid 2014)." 9to5Mac first spotted the entry after it was added to the page yesterday, and we were able to grab our own screenshot to confirm before it was removed earlier today. If the entry points to a real system and is not simply mistyped, we could see a new Mac Mini any day between now…
  • Supreme Court’s new rules on abstract patents hit Apple v. Samsung

    Joe Mullin
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    Oyvind Solstad When the US Supreme Court decided the Alice v. CLS Bank case last month, it was a signal that courts should be throwing out a lot more patents for being too abstract to be legally valid. Groups seeking patent reform and tech companies rejoiced, hoping the decision would knock out more of the patents wielded by so-called "patent trolls," whose only business is litigation. The fallout from this year's biggest patent decision is still taking shape, and it won't be affecting just fly-by-night patents owned by trolls. Defendants in corporate patent battles are hoping to use the…
  • Retina MacBook Pros get faster CPUs, more RAM, and a few price cuts

    Andrew Cunningham
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:11 am
    The 2013 Retina MacBook Pro is getting a minor refresh. Andrew Cunningham 2014 has been a lackluster year for new Mac hardware refreshes—the year is half gone, and all we've gotten is a MacBook Air that's a little cheaper and a tiny bit faster and an iMac that's a little cheaper and a lot slower. Now the Retina MacBook Pro line is getting in on the kind-of-refreshed fun with some mild spec bumps that don't radically change the models released back in 2013. Let's begin with the 15-inch models. The base prices remain the same across the board for these, but you now get the maximum 16GB of…
  • Bose accuses Beats of using patented noise-cancelling tech

    Tiffany Kelly
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Bose Corp. filed a lawsuit on Friday that accuses popular headphone maker Beats Electronics of infringing upon several of its patents. The suit claims that Bose lost sales because Beats—which Apple announced it would acquire for $3 billion in May—used patented noise-cancelling technology in its Studio and Studio Wireless headphone lines. Beats’ products that allegedly use the technology “can also be used for noise cancellation when no music is played, a feature that Beats also advertises,” the suit states. “Thus, Beats specifically encourages users to use the infringing…
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    MacStories

  • Apple Refreshes Retina MacBook Pro With Faster Processor, Doubled RAM on Two Models

    Graham Spencer
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    Apple this morning refreshed their MacBook Pro with Retina display models with the latest generation of Intel's Haswell processors. All things considered, it's a minor update with each of the five base models receiving a 0.2GHz processor speed bump. All that means is the base model goes from 2.4GHz to 2.6GHz, whilst the most powerful preconfigured model goes from 3.5GHz to 3.7GHz. The other notable hardware change is the doubling of RAM for the base model 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (from 4GB to 8GB) and base model 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (from 8GB to 16GB). Finally, the 15-inch 2.5GHz…
  • A Candid Look at Unread’s First Year

    Graham Spencer
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Unread for iPhone has earned a total of $32K in App Store sales. Unread for iPad has earned $10K. After subtracting 40 percent in self-employment taxes and $350/month for health care premiums (times 12 months), the actual take-home pay from the combined sales of both apps is: $21,000, or $1,750/month. Considering the enormous amount of effort I have put into these apps over the past year, that’s a depressing figure. I try not to think about the salary I could earn if I worked for another company, with my skills and qualifications. It’s also a solid piece of evidence that shows…
  • What Makes a Name in the App Store?

    Graham Spencer
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:26 pm
    I looked at the top 200 apps in each category for both paid and free iPhone apps, 8400 apps in total. Although some developers use up to 49 words (and all 255 characters), the majority are around 4-5 words (24-35 characters). Around one third of apps use a delimiter / separator like 'Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine'. Stuart Hall takes a brief but interesting look at what exactly makes a name for apps in the App Store. Specifically, he is talking about the full app store name such as 'Wish - Shopping Made Fun'. Whilst Apple allows a name with as many as 255 characters (remember a tweet is…
  • FiftyThree Releases SDK for Their Pencil Stylus

    Graham Spencer
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    The FiftyThree SDK has been implemented by Procreate, allowing it to fully support the Pencil Stylus FiftyThree, the company behind the popular 'Paper' sketching app, have today released an SDK for their 'Pencil' stylus which is now available internationally. The SDK incorporates advanced features enabled by the Pencil that were previously limited to FiftyThree's own Paper app. In preparation for today's release, FiftyThree has worked with the developers of Procreate, Noteshelf, and Squiggle which will offer full support for the FiftyThree SDK. With the FiftyThree SDK, developers worldwide…
  • Apple Q3 2014 Results: $37.4 Billion Revenue, 35.2 Million iPhones, 13.3 Million iPads Sold

    Graham Spencer
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Apple has published their Q3 2014 financial results for the quarter that ended June 28. The company posted revenue of $37.4 billion. The company sold 13.3 million iPads, 35.2 million iPhones, and 4.4 million Macs, earning a quarterly net profit of $6.9 billion. “Our record June quarter revenue was fueled by strong sales of iPhone and Mac and the continued growth of revenue from the Apple ecosystem, driving our highest EPS growth rate in seven quarters,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We are incredibly excited about the upcoming releases of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, as…
 
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    MacDailyNews

  • Apple+IBM is all good for the channel, enterprise users and consumers; bad news for beleaguered BlackBerry

    MacDailyNews
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    “On July 15, IBM and Apple announced a new relationship that will ultimately mean wonders for the enterprise and consumers,” Don Reisinger writes for Channel Insider. “It also will show that while mobile handsets are a real concern for CIOs and IT decision-makers, with the right partnership and the right team, they can actually add quite a bit of value to the marketplace.” “The deal underscores just how important the enterprise has become to mobile firms and why, in the coming years, the corporate world will benefit the most from the continued success of mobile…
  • 14 U.S. states in which to buy Apple products without sales tax

    MacDailyNews
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:01 pm
    “How to get a tax break on amazing products,” a new web page on Apple.com states. “Different states have different tax holiday periods,” Apple explains. In order to “make sure you’re shopping on the right days, and learn which products are eligible,” Apple provides links for the nine U.S. states in which to purchase Apple products sans sales tax: The nine U.S. states with brief sales tax holidays in 2013 are: • Alabama: August 1 – 3 • Florida: August 1 – 3 • Georgia: August 1 – 2 • Louisiana: August 1 – 2…
  • Why Hoboken is throwing away all of its students’ Dell laptops

    MacDailyNews
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    “Inside Hoboken’s combined junior-senior high school is a storage closet. Behind the locked door, mothballed laptop computers are strewn among brown cardboard boxes. Others are stacked one atop another amid other computer detritus. Dozens more are stored on mobile computer carts, many of them on their last legs,” Jill Barshay reports for The Hechinger Report. “That’s all that remains from a failed experiment to assign every student a laptop in this northern New Jersey suburb of New York City. It began five years ago with an unexpected windfall of stimulus money from…
  • Apple TV becoming a cable accessory, not a cord cutting device, but bigger plans lie ahead

    MacDailyNews
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    “Yesterday, Apple released two additional networks onto Apple TV: CNBC and Fox Now,” Mark Reschke writes for TGAAP. “While both have clips or what often amount to short promo videos of full length shows, neither network ads much value without a key or a cable or satellite subscription. Without a TV subscription service, these, and dozens of other networks, on Apple TV are virtually useless.” “High value networks such as EPSN, CNBC, HBOGO, ABC, Disney Channel and over a dozen other networks all require TV subscriptions to access popular content,” Reschke…
  • U.S. music industry sues Ford and GM for millions over CD-ripping tech in cars

    MacDailyNews
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    “The copyright protection arm of the U.S. music industry is suing Ford and GM because the companies sold cars with CD players that can rip music to the vehicle’s hard drive,” Lucas Mearian reports for Computerworld. “The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies (AARC), a non-profit group representing more then 300,000 artists, filed the suit against the car companies and their infotainment system tech suppliers, Denso and Clarion,” Mearian reports. “The lawsuit calls out a feature in Ford vehicles called Jukebox, which records songs from CDs to the…
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  • How to Install OS X Yosemite Beta to an External Drive

    Brian Meyer
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    With the recent release of OS X Yosemite Beta, Mac users that signed up for the Beta Seed Program are running to get their own copy. While this is great, most of us don’t have a second Mac that is new enough to run OS X Yosemite, and with being a beta version, it’s not recommended to be installed on your main Mac. While you can install the beta to a second partition, there have been some complaints about the Yosemite beta not playing nice with partitions. To keep your Mac safe while still getting to see the new OS, your best bet is to install the OS X Yosemite beta on an external drive.
  • Pre-order a 24-karat Gold iPhone 6

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Everyone’s got an iPhone these days, and if you don’t like the idea of having what everyone else has, then BRIKK has something for you: a 24-karat gold iPhone 6. Because a regular iPhone 6 is not good enough. BRIKK’s web site says that the gold iPhone 6 will be available in September or October and has a thick layer of 24k yellow gold, which covers the entire surface of the unit. Each unit is polished by hand, plated, and assembled in Los Angeles. The site gives additional details about the gold iPhone 6, which may also give us information about the regular iPhone: 4.7-inch…
  • How Tim Cook is Changing Apple’s Image for the Better

    Brian Meyer
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    In the days of Steve Jobs, Apple was transformed from a small, quirky company that made great computers, but also made oddities like the Newton, which was far too ahead of its time, into the powerhouse of a corporation that it is today. Much of this success can be placed squarely on the shoulders of the cofounder, mostly due to his intense attention to detail, adherence to strict secrecy, and above all, a true eye for what people will want, instead of what they already want. With the passing of Steve Jobs in 2011, the company has been trusted to the leadership of the then-COO, Tim Cook. As…
  • Stream Movie Torrents Directly to Apple TV Via TorrenTV

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you torrent, that is. Not that we’re advocating downloading movies via torrenting, but we’re not so naive to think that no one does it. Why else would The Pirate Bay still be alive and kicking? If you have an Apple TV and torrent movies, then you can now stream movie torrents directly to your device via a cross-platform movie streaming app called TorrenTV. TorrenTV is an open-source app similar in some ways to the popular Popcorn Time, but it has some significant differences which make it more attractive. Don’t expect an index of movies which you can choose from. Instead,…
  • Analyst Says Apple Could Be Obsolete in Three Years

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    WTF? Yup. That’s exactly how the BGR reacted as well, calling this prediction “WTF of the week“. I suppose we should establish what obsolete really means – just covering our bases, you know. Merriam-Webster says: a : no longer in use or no longer useful b : of a kind or style no longer current : old-fashioned Well I suppose that we can say that some Apple products are already obsolete even now, but what is this analyst talking about? The analyst, Pedro de Noronha, managing partner at hedge fund Noster Capital, was featured in a CNBC segment where he said that Apple…
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  • Facebook to remove messaging from iOS, Android apps, push users toward Messenger app

    Chris Barylick
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    You’re going to have to start using Facebook’s Messenger app. Per TechCrunch, Facebook has announced that the service will stop allowing messaging in its main iPhone and Android apps, and force all their users around the world to download its standalone Messenger app. Facebook first started requiring users in Europe to use Messenger back in April, but after seeing “positive results” in terms of engagement, has begun rolling out the plan to its entire user base. The company has stated that people on Messenger reply about 20% faster, and not supporting multiple version of mobile…
  • Rumor: Low production yields may rule out sapphire display cover for iPhone 6

    Chris Barylick
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    Apple might not be able to deliver the anticipated sapphire display covers for the iPhone 6. Per market research firm TrendForce, the new feature seems unlikely thanks to poor yield rates for sapphire ingot and problems with the processing of the material, according to a new report, which suggests that Apple is unlikely to ship a sapphire-covered device in large quantities this year. Downstream component makers would have had to begin shipping the sapphire display covers to Apple’s assembly partners in June to meet the company’s September deadline, according to the report, but…
  • Apple releases updated MacBook Pro lineup with slight speed boosts, lower prices on some models

    Chris Barylick
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:59 am
    You can’t argue with a speed bump and a lower price on the notebook you want. Per Macworld, Apple on Tuesday released it’s upgraded line of professional MacBook Pro notebooks, the intro-level and mid-range 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros going from a 2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with a Turbo Boost of up to 2.9GHz to a 2.6GHz dual-core i5 with a Turbo Boost of up to 3.1GHz; the high-end 13-inch meanwhile goes from a 2.6GHz dual-core i5 to a 2.8GHz dual-core i5 (its Turbo Boost, which previously reached 3.1GHz, now gets up to 3.3GHz). The entry-level 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro also…
  • Rumors of 5.5 inch iPhone 6 logic board with photos

    Tom Hesser
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Amid the many MANY iPhone 6 rumors comes this one from a Chinese repair company called GeekBar, who posted these pictures of what is supposedly the new logic boards for a 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch iPhone 6. The boards do not have components attached, but some Chinese sources say that the new device will sport a next-generation “A8″ CPU, and have faster 802.11ac wireless networking chips as well as NFC hardware. Expectations of NFC (Near Field Communication) hardware in the iPhone have been around for some time, but Apple’s direction has clearly favored BlueTooth LE technology…
  • Rumor: New MacBook Pro notebooks with faster CPUs, 16 GB of RAM to surface Tuesday

    Chris Barylick
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    Maybe it’s a good thing that my mid-2011 MacBook Pro was stolen on Friday. Per AppleInsider, Apple is rumored to be launching both new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks on Tuesday. The new models are said to feature faster CPUs and a meaty 16 GB of RAM. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is said to be identified as model “J44a,” according to French website MacG, which cited “confirmation” from a reliable source. The new 15-inch model is said to be identified as “J45a.” No other information on the new high-end MacBook Pro models was…
 
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  • MacBook Pro update clears agenda for 12″ MacBook Air unveiling

    Charles Moore
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Midsummer is not a traditional time slot for Apple laptop updates and intros. I don’t have infallible recall, but I think the last Apple laptop July or August rollout involved the original Blueberry and Tangerine G3 iBooks back in 1999. The updated Retina MacBook Pros Apple announced Tuesday are essentially a minor speed bump, similar to the one the MacBook Air lines received in June. They won’t cause any serious buyer remorse for folks who recently purchased or upgraded their MacBook hardware, but instead represent modest (but welcome) value-added which might persuade…
  • PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case for iPhone 5/5s review

    Bill Stiteler
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:16 am
    Your iPhone battery stinks, but it’s your fault. You’re shooting HD video, playing 3D games, constantly checking Facebook, and applying filters to high-res photos. If you’re a hard core iPhone user, you’re going to need a battery backup. The PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case for iPhone 5/5s provides a power top-up along with wraparound protection. First off, the battery. PhoneSuit provides 2100 mAh of power, giving you 125% of an iPhone 5 charge. You turn the battery on and off using a 1/4″ button… Continue reading PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case for iPhone 5/5s review Related…
  • Fox Now and CNBC come to Apple TV

    Jonathan Pena
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:17 am
    On Tuesday, Apple quietly added new channels—Fox NOW and CNBC—to the media streaming Apple TV. The new channels will offer rich video content to all of their viewers, including live and on-demand content. CNBC brings all of their financial news broadcasts to Apple TV, while FOX NOW will include full-length TV episodes of their most popular showsContinue reading Fox Now and CNBC come to Apple TV Related posts: iLounge releases iPod + iPhone book 4; offers free tutorials for iPhone, iPod, iTunes, and Apple TV Apple releases online video guide for iTunes Match Apple TV update brings improved…
  • Fates Forever brings exciting MOBA genre to the iPad

    Seth Fitzgerald
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBAs) have been making waves in the gaming industry thanks to the immense popularity of titles such as Riot Games’ League of Legends, Valve’s Dota 2, and Blizzard Entertainment’s upcoming Heroes of the Storm. MOBAs may have seen their start on the PC, but Hammer & Chisel has taken the initiative to introduce the genre to iPad owners with their game, Fates Forever.Continue reading Fates Forever brings exciting MOBA genre to the iPad Related posts: iPad Appidemic: Dracula: The Path of the Dragon – Part 1 HD iPhone Appidemic: Virus Strike…
  • Grovemade Limited Edition Metal Docks now available

    Aaron Kraus
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    West coast design shop Grovemade can cover your iPhone, iPad, or entire desk in warm luxurious wood, but the designers are mixing things up with a new limited edition metal iPhone dock for iPhone 4/s and 5/s/c. An extension of their existing lineup of metal-and-wood docks, the new line does away with… Continue reading Grovemade Limited Edition Metal Docks now available Related posts: Time to sell your old iPhone dock, as the iPhone 3G won’t fit on it Appletell reviews the iA5 app-enhanced alarm clock from iHome Review: EverDock iPhone, iPad dock The post Grovemade Limited Edition…
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  • MyMac Podcast 515: Apple’s Fading Secrecy

    The MyMac Podcast
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    Gaz is off doing fun family things and Guy managed to grab Karl Madden on to talk about Apple’s policy of secrecy surrounding their upcoming products. They also talk about Apple’s last financial quarter but more importantly, who were the winners of the Feral Interactive Lego Marvel Super Heroes give-away! Download the show hereRSS Feed […]
  • Decibullz Custom Molded Earphones – Review

    Curt Blanchard
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Decibullz Custom Molded Earphones Manufacturer: Decibullz MSRP: $59.00 (extra molds are available for $19.99) Apple’s earbuds don’t stay securely in my ears. Many people have fitting problems with earbuds/earphones and many ears differ between left and right. Decibullz has a clever fitting solution—mold your own. Custom-molding offers a big advantage over most in-ear phones. They […]
  • TechFan #171 – CGI

    Tim Robertson
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Tim and David announce the winners of the Feral Interactive LEGO Marvel Super Heroes giveaway! If you have ever thought of Podcasting, this is the episode to listen to as Tim discusses what the Stoplight Network is, the different types of shows there, and how he want’s to see YOU podcasting. FotoMagico 4 by Boinx […]
  • Zabius M Earphones – Review

    Curt Blanchard
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Zabius M Mobile Gaming Headset Manufacturer: Genius MSRP: $49.99 (Internet price: $35.24) Zabius M Zabius M is a great sounding pair of earphones. They are packaged in a black box with shooting flames, acetate windows, and a red scorpion logo. Inside, the earphones have flat black and red cables with chrome accents. They are contained […]
  • Creative Sound Blaster SR20 ROAR Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – Review

    John Nemerovski
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Sound Blaster SR20 ROAR Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – Review Company: Creative Price: $150 This new and remarkable portable speaker from Creative Technology changes everything. For $150, Creative Sound Blaster SR20 ROAR is the best wireless (or wired) one-piece speaker ever. It is no exaggeration to state that SR20 is comparable to a $350 or $400 speaker, […]
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  • Watch a 1984 Mac spin out Guardians of the Galaxy hero

    Rob LeFebvre
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    While we wait for this weekend’s highly-anticipated Marvel movie, The Guardians of the Galaxy, we thought it’d be fun to pass along this sweet speed-painting from filmmaker Matthew Pearce. It shows an illustration of Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, created on…Read more ›
  • New Constantine trailer outs your demons

    Rob LeFebvre
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    It’s definitely trailer week, especially for comic book and other genre movies, but here’s one for an upcoming DC television show based on the Vertigo property, Hellblazer. The show will cover the exploits of a certain John Constantine, supernaturally sensitive…Read more ›
  • Get over $900 worth of creative software with The Productive Design Mac Bundle [Deals]

    Allan Blocker
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    If you work and play in creative environments, you already know that design software can be pretty darned expensive. Still, if you want to be the best designer you can be, you’re going to need that software, so you have…Read more ›
  • Russia tells Apple it wants to check its source code for spying

    Buster Hein
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    As the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War continues to unfold, Russian officials have proposed that Apple hand the government access to its entire source code, just to make sure there aren’t any spying bugs…Read more ›
  • These hidden iOS tricks will turn you into a speed demon

    Joshua Smith
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    When using your iOS device, you can get used to doing things the same way, day after day. But sometimes there are more efficient ways of getting things done with your iPhone or iPad. In today’s video, we show you…Read more ›
 
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  • iCall

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    This VoIP service works with iPhones, Android and SIP phones.
  • FedEx Mobile

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Track and schedule packages with this free iOS app.
  • PayPal

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Manage your PayPal account from an iPhone or iPad, including making payments, checking balances, and adding money.
  • Event Planner

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    Organize the details of a party or other event with the help of this free Mavericks app.
  • LibreOffice

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    This free, oepn-source office application suite offers word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, a drawing application that does 3D, a database front-end, and file compatibility with Microsoft Office and other formats.
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  • Keyboard Shortcuts 101

    William Chung
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    Mac has many keyboard shortcuts that help users save their time to complete various tasks. For example, command+c (Copy) and command+v (Paste), one of the most commonly used pair of shortcuts. However there are many other Shortcuts most users are not aware of. Here’s a few: Command + Control + Option + 8 (For Pranksters)  If you’re already aware of this shortcut, you’ve probably used this to prank your Mac user friends. Through this shortcut, you can invert the colors on your Mac screen. This shortcut was created to help those with visual impairments but it also provides a…
  • For All Writers: Mac writing applications you didn’t know about

    William Chung
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Ever since Microsoft Word was developed in the late 90’s, it seems like everyone has been using Word to do anything with writing. Despite the expensive price, Schools and even businesses have required people to use Word for the past two decades. However, powerful Microsoft Word could not satisfy all writer’s needs. Yet it was because they didn’t have to. There are dozens of Mac applications that people are probably not aware of that have its own special features for specific writing purposes. Therefore, we’ve picked out  few of the best writing applications available for various…
  • Woodchuck Cases | Made in the USA

    Marshall
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:30 am
    Meet Woodchuck, where local craftsmanship, quality, and nature are blended together to produce high quality wood products to fit into your lifestyle in the form of cases and skins made out of Cedar, Bamboo, Mahogany, Walnut, and Birch just to name a few. Today we will be taking a look at the Woodchuck iPhone 5s Bamboo Wood Skin as well the Woodchuck MacBook Air Mahogany Wood Skin. In terms of style, you can’t beat Woodchuck. The look and feel of the wood surpasses most other wooden cases that I have come across in the past in both the Mahogany and Bamboo wood types. The edges were perfectly…
  • How to use OS X Mavericks 101

    William Chung
    1 May 2014 | 7:28 am
          The latest version of OS X has brought even more comfort to Mac Users. The powerful OS X Mavericks has so many new features that you may miss some of them if you’re not careful. So to help you become a Mavericks expert, we’ve decided to provide you a few tips and tricks for more efficient use of the new operating system. Finder By pressing Command + T, now you can open tabs in your finder, a lot like browser tabs in Safari. Furthermore, the previous Mac OS X Lion Finder could label folders and files with various colors. Now with Mavericks, these color labels…
  • Spark: The Social News Network

    Joe
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Spark is working to make strides to revolutionize the consumption of news. The new app allows users to share and read articles posted by friends from sources such as The New York Times and Medium.com. Spark’s aesthetically pleasing interface takes a minimalist approach allowing the user to focus on the content and easily navigate through the application. This application divides articles into timelines (home, spark, fire) promoting articles within the network of users followed as well as trending articles. Users are encouraged to post intriguing articles, the more likes and comments…
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  • oneSql is new Mac compatible, SQL database tool

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    chol.technology has introduced oneSql 1.0, a standalone, lightweight SQL database tool. It's a MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB and SQLite SQL query and data import/export program for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. No install is required. oneSql offers unrestrictive software licensing, putting customers needs first. Four databases and five languages are supported: English, French, Spanish, Italian and German. oneSql costs US$30 for a single user edition. You can buy it or get more info at www.chol.technology .
  • Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary released for OS X, iOS

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    Paragon Software Group (www.cambridge.org) has released Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary app for Mac OS X and iOS. It's available for US$14.99 at the Mac App Store and Apple App Store, respectively. The dictionary app is based on the classic version of Daniel Jones's guide to contemporary pronunciation for British and American English, and is designed to meet the needs of English language learners striving to perfect their pronunciation of even the most challenging words, such as "though" and "honour," personal names, company names, technology and science definitions, and more.  read…
  • QuarkXPress 10.2 introduces new collaboration, productivity features

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    Quark Software (http://www.quark.com) has released QuarkXPress 10.2, an update to QuarkXPress 10 that's available free of charge to all users currently on version 10 and available as part of Quark’s Creative Pro bundle offer. QuarkXPress 10.2 enables users to optimize their environment for onscreen image display and performance. The update also introduces new collaboration and productivity features. The update is available through the Auto Updater in QuarkXPress 10. A 30-day demo of QuarkXPress 10.2 is available for download.
  • Kool Tools: Publisher Lite for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:27 am
    PearlMountain Technology's Publisher Lite is a handy desktop publishing and page layout app for both business and home use — and it's free. With it you can design and create a variety of flyers, brochures, business cards, newsletters, advertisements, reports, calendars, posters, booklets, and more. It comes with 45-plus professionally designed templates. You can easily customize text and create multiple pages. Publisher Lite also packs lots of art resources: clipart, backgrounds, masks, frames, preset shapes, etc. read more
  • CS Odessa announces building plan addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
    CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has released a building plan addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park. The addition to ConceptDraw Pro and ConceptDraw Solution Park vector libraries offers improved building plan and office layout capabilities. read more
 
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    Daring Fireball

  • ‘The Apple iTime Is Destined to Fail’

    John Gruber
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:34 pm
    If John C. Dvorak were still alive, we’d see more articles like this one. Wait. What?  ★ 
  • Apple’s Double Digit U.S. Mac Growth Contradicts IDC and Gartner Reports of a Mac Sales Slump

    John Gruber
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Shouldn’t IDC and Gartner report these things after PC makers report their results? They look like fools after this quarter.  ★ 
  • [Sponsor] Drop

    Daring Fireball Department of Commerce
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    Drop is the iPad-connected kitchen scale that makes perfect baking easy with interactive recipes, smart substitutions, mobile alerts and more. Pre-order today for 20% off retail!
  • App Store Top Lists and App Rot

    John Gruber
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Marco Arment: Quality, sustainability, and updates are almost irrelevant to App Store success and usually aren’t rewarded as much as we think they should be, and that’s mostly the fault of Apple’s lazy reliance on top lists instead of more editorial selections and better search. The best thing Apple could do to increase the quality of apps is remove every top list from the App Store.  ★ 
  • Where Are the iOS Indie Developers?

    John Gruber
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Brent Simmons: I think my point still stands — pure iOS indies are fairly rare. I can easily come up with a bigger list of pure Mac indies, even though iOS developers in general outnumber Mac developers.  ★ 
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  • 1Password leverages Touch ID, iOS 8 extensions to make passwords easy

    Chuong H Nguyen
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:52 pm
    1Password creator Agile Bits is showing off the convenience and security of having passwords in third-party apps while using its software and iOS 8's extensions. Because of the new extensions system in iOS 8, third-party apps can now better communicate with each other along with Apple's fingerprint Touch ID system. What this means is that if you're logging into your Yelp or Chase online banking app, a pop-up will appear asking you to either enter a password, or authenticate yourself with 1Password if you have your user name credentials or ID secured and stored with the service. 1Password will…
  • Apple allegedly shaving down Beats workforce

    John Callaham
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Details of the transition of Beats employees to Apple are now starting to come to light. It's been two months since Apple acquired Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $3 billion, but we're now seeing who will stay with Apple and who will get left behind. According to anonymous sources, Apple executives have been visiting the Beats' Southern California headquarters in Santa Monica over the past two weeks. Those Apple executives are offering groups of Beats employees position at Apple, while informing others that they won't be included in the transition. Beats employees in creative roles and…
  • Debug 43: Marco Arment on Overcast

    Rene Ritchie
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    Debug is a casual, conversational interview show featuring the best developers in the business about the amazing apps they make and why and how they make them. On this episode Marco Arment joins Guy and Rene to talk about his new podcast client, Overcast, getting low level with Core Audio, writing downloaders, and many, many other things. Support Debug: Go to lynda.com/debug to start your 7-day free trial. Go to igloosoftware.com/debug to try Igloo for free. Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in RSS Download directly Follow on Twitter Show notes Overcast Accidental Tech Podcast Guests Marco Arment…
  • Best invoicing apps for iPhone: Ditch paper and get paid faster!

    Allyson Kazmucha
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    Looking for the best iPhone apps for managing your invoices? Whether you're a contractor or freelancer, one of the most important aspects of running a successful business is invoicing clients on time. Unfortunately, it's something that sometimes is easier said than done. It doesn't help that traditional invoice software can be cumbersome and difficult to use, and who wants to deal with that on a regular basis? Luckily the App Store is full of awesome apps that make the process a lot less painful. But which invoicing apps for iPhone deserve the title of best? Invoice by Wave Invoice by Wave is…
  • Yahoo Finance redesign will satiate your stock market cravings

    John Callaham
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    Yahoo's Finance app for the iPhone and iPad has received a major update today that brings with it some new features for financial news and information junkies to check out. Yahoo offers a quick summary of what's included in the new 2.2 version: The updated app for iPhone and iPad now delivers real-time stock quotes front and center. In addition, the app creates a personalized newsfeed from all the stocks and companies you follow. Everything updates in real time, giving you a quicker, more seamless experience on the go. The app also has a News tab that lets users get quick access to stories…
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    MacOSXHints.com

  • Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Mousecape is a new open source Mac App which is available on GitHub to finally allow you to create and use your own mouse cursors, or 'capes' as the app calls them. Once you download the app, there is a remastered version of the Svanslös cursor set created by Max Rudberg which is retina-screen ready. Mousecape is as non-instrusive as possible, never asking you for your password for anything. It works by using private APIs created by Apple to register system cursors so it has no performance hit at all. Capes, or cursor sets, are applied for as long as display state doesn't change, meaning…
  • Make iWork 09 the default and avoid update nagging

    18 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Many people continue to use iWork 09 apps, because they contain features missing in the newer versions. However, having the older apps on your system mean a constant nagging from Apple to update to the newer versions. If you do download the newer versions, then it is impossible to make the older apps the default for your documents. The old Get Info » Change All trick doesn't work. Here's what to do to remedy that. First, make a backup. Then install the latest iWork apps. Your older versions get moved to a subfolder called iWork 09. That's why you have the backup. Next, move the NEW apps…
  • 10.9: Update OS without creating a user on a new Mac

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    This is my take/an update on las_vegas' hint I found here awhile back for running OS updates without creating a user on a Mac. It is applicable to any system 10.5 and up. This can be helpful if you have a Time Machine backup that's on a newer OS than your install media, or if you're selling/donating your Mac as it saves the new user having to update things. First things first, wipe your drive (and zero it if you don't trust the end user of this computer) and reinstall your desired OS. Once your OS is installed, boot to your install media or the Recovery Partition if available. Open Terminal…
  • Name Faces in iPhoto efficiently

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    I've become somewhat obsessed with the faces feature in iPhoto. Currently, I have about 7000 unidentified faces in my library. I knock out a few hundred here and there. It's oddly satisfying, but I go to a lot of large events - events where a lot of people look familiar because they are regulars, but I don't know them. This makes finding faces rather cumbersome, especially since the method of ignoring faces requires the mouse. Everything else can be done with the keyboard. Plus, doesn't track repeatedly ignored faces, so the same faces keep showing up. Well, I've discovered a way to work…
  • 10.9: Terminal text shortcuts still work in Safari

    27 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    I should have stumbled on this one years ago but I have just realised typing in Safari's address bar and unconsciously doing Ctrl+a to go to the start of my query, that it works. We recall these life saving Unix text editing shortcuts: 'Ctrl+a' : go to start of the line 'Ctrl+e' : go to the eol 'Ctrl+k' : delete all chars to the right of the cursor I have tested those with success in various standard Dialog Boxes, TextEdit windows andin Safari's address bar; it seems to be a relatively system wide standard. Of course no luck with MS apps, they use their non-standard Alt+arrows (when most…
 
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  • Is the App Store Broken?

    Soulskill
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:47 pm
    A recent post by Instapaper's Marco Arment suggests that design flaws in Apple's App Store are harming the app ecosystem, and users are suffering because of it. "The dominance and prominence of 'top lists' stratifies the top 0.02% so far above everyone else that the entire ecosystem is encouraged to design for a theoretical top-list placement that, by definition, won’t happen to 99.98% of them." Arment notes that many good app developers are finding continued development to be unsustainable, while scammy apps are encouraged to flood the market. "As the economics get tighter, it becomes…
  • A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

    timothy
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    redletterdave (2493036) writes "Sharron Laverne Parrish Jr., 24, allegedly scammed Apple not once, but 42 times, cheating the company out of more than $300,000 — and his scam was breathtakingly simple. According to a Secret Service criminal complaint, Parrish allegedly visited Apple Stores and tried to buy products with four different debit cards, which were all closed by his respective financial institutions. When his debit card was inevitably declined by the Apple Store, he would protest and offer to call his bank — except, he wasn't really calling his bank. So he would…
  • Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations

    timothy
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Bose has taken issue with some of the technology embodied in products in Apple's newly acquired Beats line of headphones. As Ars Technica reports, Bose is suing Apple, claiming that the Beats products violate five Bose patents, covering noise cancellation and signal processing Although Bose never mentions Apple in the 22-page complaint, the acquisition price of the private company may have played a part in spurring Bose to sue. The suit doesn't include a specific damage demand. Bose has also filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission against Beats over the same infringement…
  • Apple Acquires "Pandora For Books" Booklamp For $15 Million

    timothy
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Nate the greatest (2261802) writes with news made public Friday that Apple has acquired a little known ebook company called Booklamp, a small Idaho-based ebook startup which is best known for the Book Genome Project. First shown off to the world in 2008, this project was conceived by Booklamp founder and CEO Aaron Stanton as a way of analyzing a book's pacing, dialog, perspective, genre, and other details in order to identify a book's unique DNA. Booklamp has been using the tech to sell various services to publishers, tech companies, and the like, but Booklamps's existing contracts were…
  • Private Data On iOS Devices Not So Private After All

    timothy
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    theshowmecanuck (703852) writes with this excerpt from Reuters summarizing the upshot of a talk that Jonathan Zdziarski gave at last weekend's HOPE conference: Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company acknowledged this week. The same techniques to circumvent backup encryption could be used by law enforcement or others with access to the 'trusted' computers to which the devices have been connected, according to the security expert who prompted Apple's admission.
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  • oneSql is new Mac compatible, SQL database tool

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    chol.technology has introduced oneSql 1.0, a standalone, lightweight SQL database tool. It's a MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB and SQLite SQL query and data import/export program for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. No install is required. oneSql offers unrestrictive software licensing, putting customers needs first. Four databases and five languages are supported: English, French, Spanish, Italian and German. oneSql costs US$30 for a single user edition. You can buy it or get more info at www.chol.technology .
  • Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary released for OS X, iOS

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    Paragon Software Group (www.cambridge.org) has released Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary app for Mac OS X and iOS. It's available for US$14.99 at the Mac App Store and Apple App Store, respectively. The dictionary app is based on the classic version of Daniel Jones's guide to contemporary pronunciation for British and American English, and is designed to meet the needs of English language learners striving to perfect their pronunciation of even the most challenging words, such as "though" and "honour," personal names, company names, technology and science definitions, and more.  read…
  • QuarkXPress 10.2 introduces new collaboration, productivity features

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    Quark Software (http://www.quark.com) has released QuarkXPress 10.2, an update to QuarkXPress 10 that's available free of charge to all users currently on version 10 and available as part of Quark’s Creative Pro bundle offer. QuarkXPress 10.2 enables users to optimize their environment for onscreen image display and performance. The update also introduces new collaboration and productivity features. The update is available through the Auto Updater in QuarkXPress 10. A 30-day demo of QuarkXPress 10.2 is available for download.
  • Kool Tools: Publisher Lite for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:27 am
    PearlMountain Technology's Publisher Lite is a handy desktop publishing and page layout app for both business and home use — and it's free. With it you can design and create a variety of flyers, brochures, business cards, newsletters, advertisements, reports, calendars, posters, booklets, and more. It comes with 45-plus professionally designed templates. You can easily customize text and create multiple pages. Publisher Lite also packs lots of art resources: clipart, backgrounds, masks, frames, preset shapes, etc. read more
  • CS Odessa announces building plan addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
    CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has released a building plan addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park. The addition to ConceptDraw Pro and ConceptDraw Solution Park vector libraries offers improved building plan and office layout capabilities. read more
 
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  • Apple Launches New EFI Update 2.9.1 For 2011 MacBook Air to Solve Installation Problems

    Juli Clover
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Apple today re-released its EFI Firmware 2.9 update for 2011 MacBook Air models after the original EFI update appeared to be causing trouble for many MacBook Air users. The update, originally released on July 15 to address sleep/wake issues, caused some MacBook Air machines to shut down completely for several hours. On other machines, the update simply refused to install. Today's re-released software, labeled 2.9.1, presumably fixes these issues, allowing the update to be properly installed. The MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.9.1 is available in the Mac App Store for 2011 MacBook Airs and…
  • Apple Reminding Shoppers of Upcoming 'Sales Tax Holiday' Discounts

    Kelly Hodgkins
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    As spotted by iClarified, Apple is now reminding customers of upcoming "sales tax holidays" that allow residents in several US states to purchase select Apple gear without paying an additional sales tax charge. Customers potentially could save hundreds of dollars by purchasing high-priced items like MacBooks during this annual discount opportunity. If your state offers a tax holiday this summer, you can buy select Apple products without paying sales tax.* When shopping online, sales tax will appear during checkout, but you’ll see the correct tax amount on your email order confirmation. The…
  • OWC Shares Mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro Unboxing, SSD Tests

    Juli Clover
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Following this morning's release of Retina MacBook Pros with improved Haswell processors, OWC has procured both the entry-level 13-inch and and the entry-level 15-inch 2014 Retina MacBook Pro and provided a gallery of unboxing photos featuring the new devices. As expected, the packaging on the updated versions is the same as previous-generation Retina MacBook Pros. The site did a quick teardown as well, revealing the internals of the new machines, which also appear unchanged. Internal view of the mid-2014 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro OWC also conducted some speed tests on the solid state drives…
  • Thieves Target Durham, North Carolina Apple Store in Smash-and-Grab Robbery

    Kelly Hodgkins
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Thieves last night stole an unknown number of MacBooks in a smash-and-grab theft at the Apple Store located in the Southpoint Mall in Durham, North Carolina. The MacBook units reportedly were display models situated in the front section of the store. The Apple Store is part of The Streets at Southpoint, a shopping destination that includes both an indoor mall and an outdoor shopping pavilion. The Apple store is located in an outdoor section of the complex, making it an easier target for an overnight theft. The store is currently closed following the break-in. Smash-and-grab robberies are not…
  • New SSD-Equipped Drobo Mini Boosts Speed of Drobo's Portable Storage Lineup

    Kelly Hodgkins
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:22 am
    Connected Data today launched an updated version of its Drobo Mini that includes Solid State Disk (SSD) drives (Via ZDNet). The new model offers an 80 percent performance improvement over a similar Drobo Mini equipped only with hard disk drives. The new Drobo Mini with SSDs is a portable storage solution designed for photographers, videographers and other on-the-go media professionals who require fast drive performance they can fit in their bag. "The core benefits that any user receives when using a Drobo are still tremendous value. Being able to start with the capacity you need today and…
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  • Apple Releases Fixed Version of MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.9

    Jeff Gamet
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Apple released MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.9.1 on Wednesday to replace the problem-ridden 2.9 version it rolled out, and then pulled, earlier in July. The update addresses an issue where the 2011 MacBook Air failed to properly wake from sleep.
  • OS X Yosemite: How to Turn Translucency Off or On

    John Martellaro
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    OS X Yosemite lets parts of windows take on the general color of the background behind it. It's a translucent effect because details cannot be readily made out. For those who don't like it, John Martellaro shows how to turn it off.
  • TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-30

    Jeff Gamet
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    Apple keeps rolling out minor updates to its Mac product line, but hasn't had a major release announcement since last fall. John Martellaro and Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to look at the lack of big news from Apple, the incremental update cycle the company seems to be locked into right now, and how that could be impacting its image.
  • Apple May Have Accidentally Leaked New 27-inch iMac

    Jeff Gamet
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    Apple first accidentally mentioned a new Mac mini model in its Boot Camp support documents, and may have leaked a 27-inch iMac refresh, too. A chart showing the current 27-inch iMac, along with a model tagged as "Mid 2014," looks like a hint that an update is coming soon.The Mac Observer Spin: Considering Apple listed two unreleased Mac models in its Boot Camp compatibility chart, either someone needs some remedial copy and paste training, or a reminder that unannounced products shouldn't appear in support documents.
  • Apple Confirms Purchase of Swell Talk Radio App for iPhone

    Jeff Gamet
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Following reports that it was purchasing Swell, the iPhone app for building custom talk radio-like stations, Apple has confirmed it is the new owner of the app and its developer Concept.io.The Mac Observer Spin: Fist BookLight and now Swell. It looks like Apple is getting serious about improving content discovery through the iTunes Store.
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  • Apple Updates MacBook Pro with Retina Display

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Apple today updated MacBook Pro with Retina display with faster processors, double the memory in both entry-level configurations, and a new, lower starting price for the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook. Apple also lowered the starting price of the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro to $1,099. “People love their MacBook Pro because of the thin and light, aluminum unibody design, beautiful Retina display, all day battery life, and deep integration with OS X,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The MacBook Pro with Retina display gets even better…
  • Apple Reports Third Quarter Results

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 28, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $35.3 billion and net profit of $6.9 billion, or $1.07 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.4 percent compared to 36.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 59 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $.47 per share of the…
  • Apple Announces Eighth Annual iTunes Festival in London

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    Apple today announced that Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris, Chrissie Hynde, and many more of the world’s biggest artists will headline this year’s iTunes Festival. Returning to the UK for an eighth year, the festival will feature over 60 acts throughout September at the legendary Roundhouse. Performances can be watched live or on-demand on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, in iTunes on a computer, or in HD with Apple TV. “The iTunes Festival in London is back with another stunning line-up of world class performers…
  • “Alive Inside” Film Explores Power of Music to Restore Memory

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    Re/code writes about “Alive Inside,” a documentary that chronicles the experiences of Alzheimer’s patients who have been revitalized through music. The film follows social worker Dan Cohen, whose nonprofit works to bring iPods loaded with personalized playlists to elderly Alzheimer’s and dementia patients across the U.S. Re/code describes a scene from the movie where a 94-year-old dementia patient comes alive with joy as soon as he hears a song from his youth. “I had goosebumps over my whole body when he was waking up. I had tears in my eyes,” said filmmaker Michael…
  • Sue Wagner Joins Apple’s Board of Directors

    17 Jul 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Susan L. Wagner, founding partner and director of BlackRock, has been elected to Apple’s board of directors. Bill Campbell, the board’s longest-serving member, is retiring after 17 years. Wagner co-founded BlackRock in 1988 and helped it become one of the world’s most successful asset-management companies. “Sue is a pioneer in the financial industry and we are excited to welcome her to Apple’s board of directors,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We believe her strong experience, especially in M&A and building a global business across both developed and emerging markets, will be…
 
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    ATMac

  • What can Siri do?

    Ricky Buchanan
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Siri personal assistant gets more useful with every iOS upgrade – she can probably do more things than you expect she can. She can be useful for everyone but especially useful for people whose disability makes manual use of their iPhone difficult, slow, or painful. I especially recommend that new users start with How to set up, secure, and start using Siri which will walk you through initial one-off setup and configuration for Siri. Siri has so many functions now that to list all of them is virtually impossible – iMore has done a pretty good job though, and frequently upgrade…
  • Maya Finds Her Voice

    Ricky Buchanan
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Dana Nieder has put together a fantastic video showing very clearly her daughter Maya’s progressive mastery of AAC systems and devices, and how much the “system” around them failed to support this. This is a really hopeful video from the perspective of Maya, whose intelligence and mastery of communication methods really shines through… Dana notes that this video, for time reasons, does not include many of the parts of Maya’s story such as use of sign language and other things which were less successful. She has also helpfully listed the technology you see in the…
  • Weekend Roundup for 27 July 2014

    Ricky Buchanan
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:03 am
    Here are some of the best articles, links, and new products that I have spotted online in the past week or so which have some relevance to Apple products and disabled or chronically ill users … iOS Links How to use zoom for visual accessibility on your iPhone or iPad Unable to touch the screen on a mobile device? Learn how the Tecla Shield switch interface can help give you access. iOS 7 has its own switch interface of course but Tecla offers slightly different options which some people may need or prefer. Open sesame: How iOS 8 will unlock Touch ID’s power. Eyes on Success podcast:…
  • Quicksilver

    Ricky Buchanan
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Quicksilver is difficult to describe – it’s a keyboard-controlled launching utility, or perhaps a keyboard-operated graphical shell. It can be immensely helpful to anyone who uses keyboarding as their main type of computer input – including switch users and voice input users. This program is not something that I use personally and even people who know it very well have a hard time describing it in a single paragraph. It’s pretty much something that’s aimed at very geeky or somewhat technically inclined users. The Quicksilver website says: An introduction to…
  • Weekend Roundup for 20 July 2014

    Ricky Buchanan
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Here are some of the best articles, links, and new products that I have spotted online in the past week or so which have some relevance to Apple products and disabled or chronically ill users … OS X Links Debunking Common Myths about VoiceOver on the Mac – AppleVis takes down some old myths that are still hanging around. How to rip DVDs on OS X and get movies onto your Mac media server – Their top two tools are the ones I use myself. Configuring voice over on Mac OS without going through settings is a great audio tutorial by Victor Tsaran. Packal is a repository of themes and…
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    Insanely Great Mac

  • MacBook Pro lineup gets Haswell CPU bump, more memory

    Mike Flaminio
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    Tuesday morning a refreshed line up for the MacBook Pro appeared on Apple's online site. Changes include speed bumped processors utilizing recently released Haswell chips from Intel. New stock CPUs now go up to 2.5 GHz quad-core i7 in the 15-inch version and 2.8 GHz dual-core i5 in the 13-inch. The 15-inch also got upgraded to 16 GB of memory across the board. Build to order options allow for 2.8 GHz quad-core Core i7 in the 15 inch with up to 1 TB flash storage. On the 13-inch, customers can add on a 3.0 GHz quad-core i7, 16 GB of memory, and the same 1 TB storage options.
  • Podcast: Walkie-talkies, iOS 8 betas, CES and much more

    Mike Flaminio
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
    This week we reminisce about Walkie-talkie adventures, iOS 8 betas, lack of new Apple products, and CES.
  • FLIR One Thermal iPhone case goes on pre-order

    Mike Flaminio
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:07 am
    The FLIR One was one of the more interesting Apple-related things I saw at this year's CES. The product is a case for the iPhone 5/5s that adds thermal optics to the phone. It was a pretty cool demo. The FLIR One is available now for pre-order for $349. It's expected to ship starting August 7th. The only down side I think is the timing with a potential new iPhone. Before dropping $350 on an accessory, you might want to consider whether or not you plan to upgrade to the next iPhone, which will almost certainly have a new form factor. <iframe width=&quot;640&quot;…
  • New MacBook Air stickers ad

    Mike Flaminio
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    <iframe width=&quot;640&quot; height=&quot;360&quot; src=&quot;//www.youtube.com/embed/7PzntWQ-sVY&quot; frameborder="1&quot; allowfullscreen></iframe> Whoever is selling MacBook stickers is probably going to have a good week.
  • A detailed look at Yosemite and iOS 8 Continuity features

    Mike Flaminio
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    Andrew Cunningham for Ars Technica: <blockquote class=quote>First, as with the phone call feature, any devices you want to use with Handoff need to be signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID, which also happens to pair them via Bluetooth. ... Once you've signed in to the same iCloud account, our old friend Bluetooth 4.0 is responsible for keeping each of your devices informed about what the others are doing. Open a webpage on your iPad, and it will let any paired devices nearby know that they can open that page. Start writing an e-mail, and it will let those devices know that you're…
 
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    MacTalk News

  • Wednesday Morning News

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:25 pm
    As predicted, overnight the MacBook Pro with Retina lineup got a small spec bump. The lineup got a small processor update of 200 MHz across the range. In addition the 15-inch models now come with 16 GB of RAM and the base 13-inch model now starts out life with 8 GB RAM. However the suggestions that the internal storage would get a upgrade proved wrong, with the SSD configurations staying the same. You can check out the shiny new offerings in the Australian Apple Store. You can also discuss the
  • Tuesday Morning News

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:57 pm
    We lead off this morning with further talk of a MacBook Pro with Retina refresh, as early as tomorrow. Building on the report from a Chinese site the French site MacG has cited reliable sources as confirming the refresh, which will see a base 16GB and possibly 1TB SSD drives become standard on some of the range. There will also be a slight speed bump. Will the next
  • Monday Morning News

    27 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
    by Shaun Garrity, on Flickr Welcome to a new week of MacTalk daily news. Kicking off the new week is a rumour that the iPhone 6 will have NFC. Of course NFC is something
  • Friday Morning News

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Shanghai Pudong Apple store by kwramm, on Flickr As expected the public beta of OS X Yosemite was released overnight. It looks like there have been some issues with redemption codes, though Orestes tells us has managed it download
  • Thursday Morning News

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Macintosh OS 9 on an iPhone by sighmon, Mactalk Member on Flickr If you signed up for the public beta of Yosemite today will be a big day. It has been widely reported that Apple will release the
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  • New Fair Bill Split App Makes Splitting a Restaurant Bill Fairly

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Silicon Valley, California – Idea Tech Labs is proud to announce the release of Fair Bill Split 1.0.0 for iOS, its new app that makes splitting a restaurant bill fairly, or evenly, a very easy task. People don’t have to suffer or stress anymore when having to split a restaurant bill fairly, or evenly. With the new “Fair Bill Split” App, a user can either split the bill evenly with the people in the dining party, or, each bill item can be properly itemized to create a fair share for each person, and this is done easily. This easy to use “Fair Bill Split” App…
  • oneSql Multi Database, Multi Language SQL Query and Import / Export Tool

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Ripley, Derbyshire. United Kingdom – chol.technology are pleased to announce Version 1 of a brand new MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB and SQLite SQL Query and Data Import / Export program for Mac OSX, Windows and Linux. Three Operating Systems, Four Databases and Five Languages Supported including in addition to English; French, Spanish, Italian and German. Clear and unrestrictive Software Licensing, putting customers needs first. oneSql is a stand alone, lightweight, no install needed – SQL Database Tool for OSX, Windows and Linux. The target audience for oneSql is initially technical…
  • Survey Pro, a new iOS app that runs construction elevations in seconds

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    Seattle, Washington – Large companies and independent construction contractors now have the help they need with Survey Pro to run grades as quickly and accurately as possible. This new app takes the manual mathematics out of running grades by using a very precise algorithm developed by a longtime expert in the business. It can be used for many types of construction projects like pipe installations, road construction, parking lot construction, excavations, and much more. Contractors enter a few pieces of data and Survey Pro quickly calculates their elevations. Users can then save…
  • Zevrix Announces Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 Compatibility of Its Products

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    Toronto (ON), Canada – Zevrix Solutions announced today the compatibility of all its products with the 2014 release of Adobe Creative Cloud. Zevrix products include several popular plug-ins for Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, which help professionals automate their everyday tasks, produce error-free documents, save disk space and cut production costs. “Zevrix software its the best kept secret out there for the Graphic Design industry,” says Darren Rath of eponymous design studio in Melbourne, Australia. “It rocks. Your updates continue to impress and improve at a scary…
  • Top Tamil magazines Kungumam and Vannathirai now on Magzter

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    New York, New York – Brought out by the 35-year old Kungumam Publications Pvt. Ltd and published by Kal Publication, the newest Tamil magazines joining the world’s largest and fastest growing global digital newsstand Magzter are Mutharam, Kungumam Thozhi, Vannathirai, Aanmeega palan, Kungumam Chimizh Kalvi Velai Vazhikaatti. The South India based Kungumam Group publishes several titles on wellness and living and enjoys the following of a significant number of loyal readers in India. Subscribers around the world can now get in touch with their roots from anywhere by just accessing…
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  • New Fair Bill Split App Makes Splitting a Restaurant Bill Fairly

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Stop stressing when you want to split a restaurant bill fairly among several people. California based Idea Tech Labs introduces Fair Bill Split 1.0.0 for iOS, its new app that makes splitting a restaurant bill fairly, or evenly, a very easy task. The user of this App can easily allocate each bill item to each person and come up with a final tally for each person including the pre-tax amount per person, and the recommended tip to give, per person.
  • oneSql Multi Database, Multi Language SQL Query and Import / Export Tool

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    chol.technology today introduces oneSql 1.0, a stand alone, lightweight, SQL database tool. oneSql is a robust MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB and SQLite SQL query and data import / export program for Mac OSX, Windows and Linux. No install is required and clear and offers unrestrictive Software Licensing, putting customers needs first. Three operating systems, four databases and five languages are supported including in addition to English; French, Spanish, Italian and German.
  • Survey Pro, a new iOS app that runs construction elevations in seconds

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    Seattle based Kazam, LLC today introduces Survey Pro: Contractor Grade Checker 1.0 for iOS, their new app that works using an exact algorithm which makes it possible for construction workers to calculate their grades accurately in a matter of seconds. Smartphones and tablets continue to revolutionize how intelligent companies do business, and with the steady growth of the construction industry, tools like Survey Pro are more valuable than ever for maximizing time and preventing costly errors.
  • Zevrix Announces Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 Compatibility of Its Products

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    Zevrix Solutions, today, announces that all its products are now compatible with the 2014 release of Adobe Creative Cloud. Zevrix products include popular solutions for Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, such as Output Factory, LinkOptimizer and InPreflight. The Zevrix products allow users to automate printing, exporting and file delivery from InDesign; save disk space and production time through image optimization and automated file packaging; and eliminate errors with thorough preflighting.
  • Top Tamil magazines Kungumam and Vannathirai now on Magzter

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    Brought out by the 35-year old Kungumam Publications Pvt. Ltd and published by Kal Publication, the newest Tamil magazines joining the world's largest and fastest growing global digital newsstand Magzter are Mutharam, Kungumam Thozhi, Vannathirai, Aanmeega palan, Kungumam Chimizh Kalvi Velai Vazhikaatti. The South India based Kungumam Group publishes several titles on wellness and living and enjoys the following of a significant number of loyal readers in India.
 
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  • Ubisoft Titles 75% Off At MGS For A Limited Time

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    July 30, 2014 6:00 AMMac Game Store is showcasing the many game offerings of Ubisoft. For a limited time shoppers can collect tltles like Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Deluxe Edition, Driver San Francisco Deluxe Edition, Shaun White Snowboarding, and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction Deluxe Edition at a 75% discount off each title. A huge list of Ubisoft titles are on sale now. Click over to the link below to learn more, and be sure to check out Mac Game Store's other specials as well.Mac Game Store Ubisoft Summer SaleMac Game Store SpecialsUbisoft
  • Third Season Of The Walking Dead Game Confirmed

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    July 30, 2014 6:00 AMTelltale Games has officially confirmed there will be a third season of The Walking Dead, its popular game incarnation of Robert Kirkman's graphic novel series. The Walking Dead: Season 3 will likely continue the story of survivors of an undead apocalypse, struggling to cope with a world gone mad and the difficult decisions they must make to survive.Head over to the links below for more.The Walking Dead 3 ConfirmedTelltale GamesThe Walking DeadThe Walking Dead: Season Two
  • Fight For Freedom In Space Farmers

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    July 30, 2014 6:00 AMSpace Farmers from KISS is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The co-op only game challenges a two player team to destroy a horde of hungry robots to escape imprisonment on an alien space station.Grab a friend, grab a gadget, grab a gun and get ready. Space Farmers is the most fun you'll ever have in a co-op game. You're trapped on an alien space station and forced to share your secret British agriculture secrets. With no means of escape or tea making facilities this is all very uncivilized! Luckily a hoard of hungry robots are attacking the…
  • Total War: SHOGUN 2 Enters The Battlefield July 31

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    July 30, 2014 6:00 AMFeral Interactive has announced that the historical strategy game Total War: SHOGUN 2 for Mac will be released via Steam on July 31st, with the Mac App Store version scheduled for release in early August. Developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA for Windows, this is the latest installment in the critically acclaimed Total War series to be brought to the Mac by Feral, following Rome, Empire and Napoleon.Total War: SHOGUN 2 places the series’ celebrated gameplay elements of real-time battle tactics and turn-based political strategy against the dramatic…
  • Crowntakers Strategy RPG Announced

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    July 30, 2014 6:00 AMKasedo Games has announced Crowntakers: a new Strategy RPG for Mac, Windows, SteamOS and iOS/Android tablets. Developed by Bulwark Studios, Crowntakers offers players a medieval fantasy world powered by procedurally-generated environments and enemies to create a different adventure each time you play. Gamers must assemble a group of mercenaries and embark on a quest to banish evil from the world.Crowntakers features intricate turn-based strategy combat that can be adapted to your strategy. Hire powerful new allies, upgrade your equipment, craft useful items and level up…
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  • Apple updates MacBook Pro with faster processors and price cuts

    Kenny Hemphill
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    Apple today refreshed its MacBook Pro line-up with modest improvements in processor speed, upgraded RAM in some models, and price cuts across the board. The non-Retina 13in MacBook Pro is down from £999 to £899 and retains the same specification in what is surely a last hurrah for non-Retina Apple notebooks. The three Retina 13in models have been bumped up to 2.6GHz in the least expensive two models and 2.8GHz in the top end machine. RAM is now 8GB in all models and storage remains at 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB respectively. Prices were cut by £100 in the top and bottom of the range notebooks…
  • Apple acquisitions point to better Podcasts and iBooks discovery

    Kenny Hemphill
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    Apple has acquired two companies which specialised in making it easy for customers to discover new things to listen to and to read. The most recent acquisition, Swell, is an app available on the US App Store which was described by Re/code as ‘Pandora-for-talk-radio.’ The app compiled lists of podcasts and radio shows and put them together in personalised lists for users. As part of the deal with Apple, the app will no longer be available. And the team which worked on Sell is expected to join Apple. Apple could use Swell technology to improve its Podcasts app, or integrate it into…
  • Apple component purchases point to iPhone 6 and iWatch within weeks

    Kenny Hemphill
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    A recent Apple filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission shows a significant increase in spending on manufacturing and components, according to Morgan Stanley analyst, Katy Huberty. The company’s expenditure on ‘off balance sheet commitments’ for third party contractors and components rose 22% in the quarter which ended on 30 June, compared to the previous three months. Business Insider said that the total for the commitments, $21bn is the highest ever for an Apple June quarter. Huberty believes the high expenditure means two things: that Apple is betting on…
  • Yosemite public beta now available from Mac App Store

    Kenny Hemphill
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:56 am
    The public beta of OS X Yosemite, the next release of Apple’s Mac OS, is now available on the Mac App Store. Users who applied take part in the public beta program on Apple’s website and who received a redemption code from Apple can now use that code to download the beta. Apple has asked users to use their Mac as normal and provide feedback through Feedback Assistant. At the same time, it recommends that users install Yosemite on a secondary Mac, as it is a pre-release and so could be prone to bugs. The public beta is one build older than the version currently available to…
  • Strong Mac and iPhone sales drive another record quarter for Apple

    Kenny Hemphill
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:13 am
    Apple posted another record-breaking set of quarterly results yesterday, helped along by some impressive sales numbers for the Mac and iPhone. Net profit rose to $7.7bn from $6.9bn in the same quarter last year, while sales rose to $37.4bn from $35.2bn. Gross margin, a number on which investors keep a very close eye, rose to 39.4% from 36.9%. iPhone sales rose to 35.2m from 31.2m, an increase of 13% year-on-year, while Mac sales were up 18%, to 4.4m from 3.8m. The one blot on the balance sheet was a second successive year-on-year drop in iPad sales, which fell by 9%, to 13.3m from 14.6m.
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    Macenstein

  • This guy seems to have a lot of info about the iPhone 6

    Dr. Macenstein
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Too bad I have no idea what he’s saying (something about a lizard sex satellite I think…). Oh well. It’s still the best iPhone 6 mockup video I’ve seen. thanks to faithful Macenstein reader Den for the tip!
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Prism Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    PRISM DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 48 Hours BUY-IT Price: 2,500 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Light and Water / Shimmer and Nectar (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 discover the latest […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Dusk Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    DUSK DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 30 seconds BUY-IT Price: —- GEMS HOW TO BREED: Can only be obtained through completing the Firefly challenge (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 discover […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Dawn Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm
    DAWN DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 30 seconds BUY-IT Price: —- GEMS HOW TO BREED: Can only be obtained through completing the Firefly challenge (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 discover […]
  • Happy 4th of July from Macenstein!

    Dr. Macenstein
    4 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    Here’s some Apple-themed 4th of July fireworks courtesy of Playboy Playmate Iryna Ivanova, along with some behind the scenes video courtesy of photographer Mark Kuta. Enjoy! Playboy Playmate Iryna Ivanova – The Babe Spot by thebabespot Twitter:https://twitter.com/IrynaIvanova Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playmateirynaivanova IinstaGram: playmateiryna PHOTOS by the talented: Mark Kuta Model Mayhem / Facebook (Be sure to follow […]
 
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    MacUpdate: Recent Mac OS X

  • JSKing 1.0 - Edit and run JavaScript code with just one click. (Demo)

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:42 pm
    JSKing lets you edit and run JavaScript code right away with just one click. Take advantage of the built-in components: JavaScript-interpreter: no additional tools required to evaluate the JavaScript-Code! Debugger for easy to find all logical errors in your algorithms! CodeCompressor: removes the comments and white spaces, reducing the file size and minimizing the loading time! Version 1.0: Initial releaseOS X 10.5 or laterDownload Now
  • MailTags 4.0 - Add helpful tags and comments to your emails. (Shareware)

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:06 pm
    MailTags lets you add comments, due dates, project notes and priority rankings to your messages, all without leaving your Inbox! MailTags is a feature-packed companion to Apple Mail: Integrated interface. Add tagged keywords, project notes, and priority rankings through a convenient side panel. iCal support. Create synchronized ToDos and Events in iCal directly from Mail. IMAP support. Sync your tags with your IMAP server for access across multiple computers. Helpful list display. Display your tags in extra columns in your message list so you can track due dates as they approach. Customize…
  • Silverlight 5.1.30514.0 - Cross-platform plug-in delivers interactive applications for the Web. (Free)

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. Silverlight offers a flexible programming model that supports AJAX, VB, C#, Python, and Ruby, and integrates with existing Web applications. Silverlight supports fast, cost-effective delivery of high-quality video to all major browsers running on the OS X or Windows.Version 5.1.30514.0: Fixes issue where a Silverlight application that uses tab-switched controls exhibits a memory leak when you switch between tabs or…
  • SourceTree 1.9.7 - Easy way to work with Git and Mercurial. (Free)

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
    SourceTree is the fast and easy way to work with Git and Mercurial. Easily utilise both distributed version control systems from one application. Work with your GitHub, Bitbucket and Kiln accounts without leaving the application. Also works with Subversion servers too! Atlassian has acquired SourceTree, and it is now free for a limited time!Version 1.9.7: Fixed several intermittent crash issues Re-implement support for git commit templates which was accidentally omittied in 1.9 OS X 10.7 or later Download Now
  • Archiver Family Pack 2.2.0 - Open, create, and convert archives. (Demo)

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    Archiver Family Edition makes reducing file size, extracting archives and splitting files fun and easy! Archives as Easy as Pie Archiver made working with archives easy. But we knew there was room for improvement, so we stepped up our efforts a gear to make working with archives even easier for you. Archiver 2 brings you a fresh interface, a blazing fast workflow and a quick preview. Take a Quick Look Say goodbye to extracting all files in an archive just to see what's inside! With Archiver 2 you can take a sneak peak and preview archives. And it gets better: Archiver lets you extract only…
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    World of Apple

  • Week Summary: Apple Shows Off Latest Green Initiative, Yosemite Beta Goes Public, Earnings Hold Steady. R&D Spend Soars, Newest Ad Continues to Show New Colours

    Alex Brooks
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:37 am
    OS X Yosemite running on MacBook Pro | Image courtesy of Apple Weekly summary of stories from across the World of Apple during the week commencing 21st July, 2014. An attempt to summarise the more interesting stories from the week and lace them in observation and comment. Apple Shows Off Solar Array Towards the end of the week Apple granted a bunch of journalists a tour of Apple’s latest green iniative, a huge solar array farm in Maiden, North Carolina. Capable of producing 20MW of energy, it allows Apple the peace of mind that it now outstrips its competitors with energy friendly…
  • Apple Announces Q314 Profit of $7.7 Billion on Revenue of $37.4 Billion

    Alex Brooks
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    iPad Unit sales (Quarterly Q310 – Q314) Apple today announced financial results for its third fiscal quarter of 2014 which ran from March 30, 2014 until June 30. Apple posted revenue of $37.4 billion and net quarterly profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share (adjusted for stock split). These results compare to revenue of $35.3 billion and net profit of $6.9 billion, or $1.07 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.4 percent compared to 36.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 59 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple…
  • What to Expect at WWDC 2014 – In Conversation

    Alex Brooks
    1 Jun 2014 | 8:54 am
    Moscone West in San Francisco ready for WWDC 2014 | Flickr Things may have been quiet around these parts (the pressures of life) but two things seemingly never change. The first is that I never stop loving the Apple rumour game (and the associated news cycle), and the second is that those that know me, both online and off, never lose the impression of me as the person to go to to find out the latest Apple gossip. It’s a bit like your friends discovering that you’re “that guy” that knows how to fix their Windows PC and never being able to step foot in a house without…
  • Apple Announces Q214 Profit of $10.2 Billion, Revenue of $45.6 Billion

    Alex Brooks
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Apple’s Quarterly Earnings until Q214 Apple today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter of 2014 which ran from January 1, 2014 until March 29. Apple posted revenue of $45.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $43.6 billion and net profit of $9.54 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.3 percent compared to 37.5 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 66 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple reported the following…
  • A Tale of Two Giants

    Alex Brooks
    27 Jan 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Today Apple announced the results of its fiscal first quarter of 2014, the period of time running from October to the end of December. This is historically Apple’s largest quarter, obviously because it incorporates the massive holiday shopping season, and this one didn’t disappoint. Apple breached more records than normal; setting record quarterly revenue, record iPhone sales, and record iPad sales. However it isn’t all up and up, and what about Samsung, how are they fairing? Apple today announced quarterly revenue of $57.6 billion, on earnings per share of $14.50. That…
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    everythingiCafe

  • WSJ: Apple Places Order For 70-80 Million iPhones With Bigger Displays

    Christopher Meinck
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:36 pm
    According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple has asked suppliers to manufacture anywhere from 70 million to 80 million of the upcoming iPhone. The production number includes two models. One will be the often discussed 4.7-inch model and there will indeed be a larger 5.5-inch model. This production estimate is through December 30th, but still incredibly ambitious, representing the largest production run in the companies history. Apple is betting that customers will have a higher interest in upgrading due to the new hardware, notably the much larger screens. The last change…
  • Apple Releases iOS 8 Beta 4 To Developers

    Christopher Meinck
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    Apple today released the fourth installment of the iOS 8 beta. Developers can download iOS 8 beta 4 from the developer portal. For those who have previously installed iOS 8, an over-the-air option is available. The update is 300MB, yet requires 3GB free on either your iPhone or iPad.For continuing discussion on all things having to do with the new release, please stop by and take part in our iOS 8 discussion forums. Source: AppleApple Releases iOS 8 Beta 4 To Developers is an article by everythingiCafe.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and <a…
  • Apps of the Week, Overcast, Hours and more!

    Christopher Meinck
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Nothing beats the feel of sand between your toes, warm sunshine and hot new apps in the App Store. This week, we rekindle of love for podcasts, track our time, brush up on our ninja skills and look at an all inclusive pregnancy app. It’s time for the everythingiCafe apps of the week for July 19th, 2014.OvercastDeveloped by Marco Arment, of Instapaper fame, Overcast enters a crowded field of podcast apps for the iPhone. In development for what seems like an eternity, it made its debut on the App Store to rave reviews. In addition to his developer prowess, Arment is also a podcaster…
  • How to make a calendar public in iOS

    Christopher Meinck
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:51 pm
    When you create a calendar using the Calendars app, it becomes accessible on all of your iOS devices, a PC or Mac and the Internet. This means that access is not restricted to owning an iPhone, iPad or an Apple product for that matter. Any web browser will do, provided they have an iCloud account (free) and that allows for more robust sharing options beyond friends and family who carry iOS devices. If you are dealing with a small group, whether your family or colleagues, it makes sense to use the method we described for sharing a calendar. It’s easy enough for folks to understand and…
  • 4.7-inch iPhone 6 To Enter Mass Production Next Week, 5.5-Inch In Mid-August

    Christopher Meinck
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    According to various media, Reuters is reporting that Apple’s next generation 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will enter mass production during the third week of July. This news comes according to the Taiwan Economic Daily News, who failed to provide any source for the information. They also share that a second, larger 5.5-inch model is still in the cards, with production of that device to start in the middle of August. News of July production for the iPhone 6 was previously reported by Bloomberg last month. They expect both models to be available at launch, though supply issues may plague the larger…
 
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    macZOT!

  • CosCulture Responsive Bundle

    MacZOT
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    CosCulture Responsive Bundle   Make your web pages stand out by using the following responsive stacks for your RapidWeaver web site:   Responsive Table Responsive Lightbox Responsive Layout Grid   Normally: $30.51 ZOT Price: $15.00 Click to macZOT!   Responsive web pages can cater to both computers and mobile devices by resizing to fit different screen sizes. Responsive Table Create Tables That Look Good on Multiple Devices Sometimes, content is best presented using a table. But what looks neat and ordered on a computer becomes hard to view on tablets and smart…
  • Leawo Blu-ray Copy Mac 55% Off Now!

    MacZOT
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Leawo Blu-ray Copy Mac 55% Off Now! Superb Blu-ray/DVD Backup Tool – Leawo Blu-ray Copy for Mac Normally: $44.95 ZOT Price: $19.95 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Leawo Blu-ray Copy for Mac is a Mac based Blu-ray copier software tool that helps Mac users easily copy and backup Blu-ray/DVD movies onto Mac computer hard drive or blank discs with high quality. This Blu-ray copy software will work on Mac OS 10.6 and later versions. All Blu-ray and DVD movies, in disc, folder or ISO files, can be backed up by Leawo Blu-ray Copy for Mac.   1:1 disc to disc duplication Leawo…
  • Cisdem DuplicateFinder

    MacZOT
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Cisdem DuplicateFinder Find and Remove Duplicate Files Fast and Accurately Normally: $29.99 ZOT Price: $1.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Don't you hate seeing the same photos, documents, spreadsheets, MP3s, etc. in your hard drive? Duplicate File Finder Mac helps you find duplicate files that have identical content, regardless of name and display them in an easy to understand report. The program ensures 100% accuracy and will ensure you'll keep at least one instance of each duplicated item for sake of safety. With this Mac duplicate file finder, you don't need a bigger…
  • Dazzle

    MacZOT
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Dazzle Recover countless gigabytes of lost storage! Last chance to get TopXNotes in the ZotShop! Normally: $50.00 ZOT Price: $24.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Unparalleled Power Dazzle is the product of thousands of hours of intense research and development. It meticulously scans all of the nooks and crannies of a computer for unnecessary junk that can take up huge amounts of disk space!   Because of this, Apps in Dazzle are also uninstalled correctly, catching the numerous logs, caches, plugins, and other resources left behind versus simply dragging them to the Trash.  …
  • Retro & Vintage Design Mega Kit: $521 worth of Premium Resources for Just $29

    MacZOT
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Retro & Vintage Design Mega Kit: $521 worth of Premium Resources for Just $29 Normally: $521.00 ZOT Price: $29.00 Click to macZOT!   Nowadays you can see retro and vintage stuff pretty much everywhere. And that’s for one good reason – besides the fact that they look magnificent, they never go out of style. You can use a set of vintage vectors over and over again and they’ll still look great even many years from now.  In this kit you will find everything you’ll need to create marvelous pieces of art, from vectors and vector illustrations, to seamless…
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    Apple

  • Yes, your pre-schooler can program too

    Barb Darrow
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    ScratchJr is a programming language customized to help very young kids build interactive games and storage. Now a new iPad app brings it to that audience. Yes, your pre-schooler can program too originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • FreedomPop starts selling tablets with free data and voice plans

    Kevin Fitchard
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    FreedomPop today started selling the iPad mini and the Samsung Tab 3, offering the same free voice and data plans available to its smartphone users. FreedomPop starts selling tablets with free data and voice plans originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Unless somebody made a typo, Apple may be planning a 2014 refresh of the Mac Mini

    Kif Leswing
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    An Apple support page for Boot Camp mentions a 2014 Mac Mini model. If Apple does release a Mac Mini refresh, it would be the system's first update in two years. Unless somebody made a typo, Apple may be planning a 2014 refresh of the Mac Mini originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Apple’s Retina MacBook Pros get updates with doubled RAM and slightly faster processors

    Kif Leswing
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Apple has doubled the RAM in its Retina MacBook Pros across the entire line, while also adding slightly improved processors and price cuts for select models. Apple’s Retina MacBook Pros get updates with doubled RAM and slightly faster processors originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Mobile apps testing startup Leanplum scores $4.8M; adds marketing automation

    Barb Darrow
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    Startup will use funds to branch out to add mobile marketing automation to its mix of A/B testing, content management and analytics, said Co-Founder Momchil Kyurkchiev. Mobile apps testing startup Leanplum scores $4.8M; adds marketing automation originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
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  • Apple Seeds First OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 Beta to Developers

    Juli Clover
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Apple today seeded the first build of OS X 10.9.5 to developers, one month after releasing OS X 10.9.4 to the public. The new beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store should be listed soon in the Mac Dev Center. The software has a build number of 13F7. OS X 10.9.5 follows new seeds of 7.0.6 and 6.1.6 for Mavericks and Mountain Lion, which were released to developers last night. It is unclear what improvements the 10.9.5 update will bring to Mavericks, but it is likely to include bug fixes and stability enhancements. The last Mavericks update, 10.9.4, added…
  • FreedomPop offers free data and voice to iPad

    John-Michael Bond
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    If you own a cellular data-equipped iPad without a current contract, or you're looking to buy one but think the monthly cost is too high, FreedomPop has an offer you'll want to consider. The company is currently offering 500MB a month of free 4G LTE...
  • Stephen Colbert reviews the Kim Kardashian app

    Yoni Heisler
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Don't look now, but the "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" app has already generated tens of millions of dollars in pure profit and currently occupies the #5 spot on the App Store's list of Top Grossing apps. There's no shortage of opportunities for jokes...
  • Revamped Apple TV Debut Likely Delayed Until 2015 Due to Negotiation Difficulties

    Juli Clover
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    For several months now, rumors have continually suggested Apple is working on a revamped Apple TV, which may include capabilities like support for games and apps and expanded access to television content. Every rumored release date has come and gone thus far, and according to a new report from The Information, an updated Apple TV is not likely to appear until 2015. A source that spoke to The Information has suggested that Apple engineers who are working on the device have been informed that the product will not launch in 2014, largely due to ongoing contractual issues with cable companies and…
  • TUAW Poll: Would you buy a Retina MacBook Air?

    Steven Sande
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Apple still hasn't released a Retina display MacBook Air. Would you buy one?...
 
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2014.07.24

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:52 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 495. iPhone 6 launch Apple’s biggest? Apple’s 3Q earnings. OS X Yosemite Public Beta. Phone 6 Roulette with Ken Ray (Mac OS Ken), Paul Wheatley (British Tech Network), Jeff Gamet (The Mac Observer), Dan Benjamin (5by5), David Sparks (Mac Power Users), and Erfon Elijah (The Cultcast). Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Smile - smilesoftware.com lynda.com - Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video tutorials. Visit lynda.com/maccast to start your free trial. Shownotes…
  • Maccast 2014.07.18

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:44 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 494. Intel delays impacting Macbook Updates. iPhone 6 leaks are less "fluid". Apple asked to do more for accessibility. - Finally you can get "Extras" on the Apple TV. iWatch delayed to later in 2014? Apple pushes further into Enterprise with IBM. Restore a missing Recovery Partition. How does "Find My" Work? Prevent iTunes Match uploads. TMO’s wi-fi tips. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: SaneBox filters unimportant emails out of your Inbox and summarizes them in a digest.
  • Maccast 2014.07.08 - Nerdtacular 2014

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek) & Friends
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:17 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 493. The very latest on the iPhone 6, plus the return of "What the App is That" from Nerdtacular. I take a look at a persons iOS device, locate an App or icon that I don't recognize and then interview them about it. It's a great way to discover new apps, plus we get to talk to really cool people like Scott Johnson, Tom Merritt, Brian Dunaway, Patrick Beja, Hammond Chamberlain, and Justin Robert Young. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Gazelle - The fast and easy place to get…
  • Maccast 2014.06.22

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    22 Jun 2014 | 10:39 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 492. Handoff Bluetooth LE only. Samsung zombies want Siri’s brains. Recent rumors on the iWatch. Recent rumors on the iPhone 6. New iOS and OS X betas out to developers. New "low end" iMac released. Your cheap cable is killing your iPhone. The case of the stolen hard drive, continued. Split Screen tablet users. Timezone Timer bug. iTunes displaying Chinese. CalDigit Thunderbolt Station review. Get a 2D "Yosemite" dock in OS X Mavericks. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Smile…
  • Maccast 2014.06.14

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    14 Jun 2014 | 11:30 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 491. More iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite features. iWatch predicted to be huge. iPhone 6 rumors continue. Apple cracking down on "bad" App behavior. 2013 MacBook Air SMC update. Apple allows for Lighting Headphones. Apple expands iTunes Radio "radio" stations. New iMacs next week? Apple replaces iPhone charges in Europe. A little WWDC feedback. SSD upgrade in my Macbook Pro. The case of the missing SSD. No floating time zone in Reminders. Memory "vampires". Configure an older Airport in OS X Mavericks Want more Maccast?
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    MacMost

  • Creating Bullet Lists In Pages

    Gary Rosenzweig
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    You can create both bullet lists and numbered lists in Pages. Bullets can be many different characters or even images. Numbered lists can use a variety of numbering systems. You can mix and match list types and even create your own styles.
  • Travel Apps

    Gary Rosenzweig
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Before traveling it is worth thinking about adding some apps to your iPhone or iPad. You can download maps apps, language apps, apps with reviews and suggestions and also travel books. While in Tokyo, Gary gives some suggestions of the types of apps to look for and add to your devices before leaving home. Video […]
  • Quoting Text In Mail Replies

    Gary Rosenzweig
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    When you reply to a message in Mail, you can quote the original message to make your reply clearer. You can quote the entire message, but it usually make more sense to only quote a portion of it. You can also edit the quotes and place your reply between portions of quoted text. Learning how […]
  • Using Full Screen Mode

    Gary Rosenzweig
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Full screen mode allows you to concentrate on a single document or window and maximize your screen space. You can easily enter and leave full screen mode, and also switch between apps in full screen mode and others on your desktop. Apps can even have some windows in full screen mode and others in regular […]
  • Using AppleScript To Automate In Numbers

    Gary Rosenzweig
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    The latest version of Numbers restores our ability to use AppleScript to automate some actions in your spreadsheets. You can use AppleScript to create new commands in Numbers and do things that could be difficult or impossible to do otherwise. Take a look at some simple examples that populate cells with random numbers and modify […]
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    thriftmac

  • MacDown

    Mark
    13 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Open source markdown editor for OS X, released under the MIT license, heavily influenced by Chen Luo’s Mou. Features highly customisable markdown rendering, syntax highlighting in fenced code blocks, sophisticated auto-completion.
  • Stand

    Mark
    22 Jun 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Get your Feedly RSS news feeds in a popdown from the menu bar. App can be refreshed and searched. Sign in with your Feedly account.
  • LiteIcon

    Mark
    8 Jun 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Change your system icons by dragging new ones onto the ones you want to replace, then click Apply Changes. Restore icons by dragging the new ones out.
  • OneNote

    Mark
    5 Jun 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Digital notebook from Microsoft lets you take notes (including pictures), share them and collaborate with others across multiple devices.
  • Remote Mouse

    Mark
    5 Jun 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod into a wireless remote control for your Mac or PC — just like working with a real mouse and keyboard. Useful for presentations.
 
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    Mac Tutorials - HD

  • 0462 - Creating Documentation with Clarify 2 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Clarify 2 is the brand new version of the app designed to make producing screenshot based documentation a breeze. With built in screenshot tools and comprehensive annotation tools, making support documentation has never been easier. Whether it's to show friends, family or colleagues how to step through simple or complex processes, or even as a reminder to yourself, Clarify 2 takes away the friction of producing outstanding and easy to follow documentation.
  • 0461 - Podio - Building Collaborative Workflows - Part 2 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Following on from last week’s show, if you work with a group of people or need to collaborate on a project or task, Podio is for you! Podio is a free web based service that allows you to create Apps and Workflows to monitor and control collaborative working. Don't be put off by the terminology, it's actually more useful and less intimidating than it sounds. In this episode, I take a look at adding extra functionality to your Podio apps by adding App Workflows - a really easy way to create re-usable task lists to assign to people with a Podio “job”. I also take a look at accessing the…
  • 0460 - Podio - Building Collaborative Workflows - Part 1 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If you work with a group of people or need to collaborate on a project or task, Podio is for you! Podio is a free web based service that allows you to create Apps and Workflows to monitor and control collaborative working. Don't be put off by the terminology, it's actually more useful and less intimidating than it sounds. Since mentioning Podio as the as the tool I use to manage my ScreenCastsOnline workflow on the recent Mac Power Users podcast, I've been inundated to give an overview on how it works. You can use Podio to manage virtually anything, from projects, business processes,…
  • 0459 - Keyboard Maestro - Part 2 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    4 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Keyboard Maestro takes away all the limitations of system based keyboard shortcuts, and provides you with a mechanism to automate anything from the simplest action to the most complex macro you can imagine. You're not just limited to keyboard shortcuts either, Keyboard Maestro allows you to configure a whole range of different "triggers" to initiate your actions or macros. In the second of a two part series, Todd Olthoff takes you through some of the switcher functionality of Keyboard Maestro, and takes a look at some of the more advanced features.
  • 0458 - Alfred Refresher & 9 Killer Workflows [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Something different this week, a live episode of ScreenCastsOnline! Direct from MacMania17, I've included one of the live sessions as this week's Mac show, covering a refresher on Alfred, as well as a look at 9 killer workflows to boost your productivity. Take a look at the video page for a full list of links to the workflows.
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    Softpedia News - Apple

  • Install These iOS Apps for Business to See Your Company Grow

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Apple partnered IBM to get into the enterprise market. Their partnership will result in creating thousands of apps for large businesses. Yet, if you look at the AppStore now, there are lots of great apps that serve most of that purpose.  The AppStore editors have been hard at work creating a publishing a new collection of apps dedicated to the business environment and they noticed that most of the consumer apps have a high degree of usability in that area.  The new selectio... (read more)
  • Signal, the New iPhone App That Promises Secure Calls

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    With the NSA and other governmental agencies spying on everyone with or without a warrant, many users are trying to get secure ways to communicate with others. Signal is one of the newest apps to promise no backdoors and fully secure calls.    Signal is described as a Private Messenger and is developed by the Open Whisper Systems. They say that the new app, which fits the "Social Networking" category, is dedicated to users who like privacy, because it enables secure calls f... (read more)
  • iTunes Lowers Prices for "'80s Hits" Albums

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Classic hits from 1980 to 1990 are what most of us call real music. If you are a kid of the '70s or you were born in the '80s, you remember all those songs by Journey, The Scorpions, Eurythmics, and Guns N' Roses.   The iTunes staff have put together a great collection of music albums. And all of them can be yours for just $7.99 (€5.99) each. There are currently 80 different albums and most of them are "Greatest Hits," so you're not just getting one or two good songs from e... (read more)
  • New Channels Added to Apple TV: Fox Now and CNBC

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Apple is adding new channels every month. After some Kids Channels and one by AOL, the time has come for FOX NOW and CNBC to join the big Apple TV family. In order to unlock the full content, you need to be a cable subscriber.    When you first open FOX NOW, it takes a little bit to access the content and populate the screen. After that, you have three major modes on top of the screen – Fox Now, Shows, and Settings. Flipping from right to left are the channel's most popular sho... (read more)
  • New Video Shows a Detailed Look at the iPhone 6 Casing – Leak

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:02 pm
    We are probably just less than two months away from the big reveal of the next-generation iPhone 6. With Apple unveiling a new device that will have a different screen size, we are curious to see what it is going to bring. The following video takes a really long, in-depth look at a supposedly rear shell that got away from the supply chain or the manufacturing line.   The video shows what looks like an unfinished casing for the iPhone 6. The buttons, SIM card tray, and the screws are mis... (read more)
 
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    9to5Mac

  • FCC throttles Verizon Wireless over plans to throttle customers

    Mike Beasley
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Following the recent revelation that Verizon Wireless would begin throttling some 4G LTE customers on unlimited data plans, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has sent a letter to the carrier (full text below) expressing his disdain with the policy and question the necessity of throttling only customers on unlimited plans. In the letter, Wheeler asks Verizon CEO Daniel Mead why exactly the company feels the need to only throttle customers on certain plans, rather than throttling based on the needs of the technology that powers the network. Wheeler says he is “deeply troubled” by…
  • Apple seeds first beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 & Safari 7.0.6/6.0.6 to developers

    Mark Gurman
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Apple today provided a few new seeds to developers. First on the list is the first beta build of the upcoming OS X 10.9.5. The build is labeled as 13F7, and it will likely come as the final update to OS X Mavericks, which will be succeeded by OS X Yosemite in October. The update is available for Mavericks users signed up for pre-release updates in the Software Update section in the Mac App Store. It also now available on the official Developer Center. Apple asks developers to focus on Safari, USB, USB Smart Cards, and Graphics for this update… Apple has also provided developers with new…
  • Apple re-releases MacBook Air EFI 2.9 update after bugs discovered

    Mark Gurman
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Earlier this month, Apple released a MacBook Air EFI update (version 2.9) with fixes for issues with the laptop waking from sleep. Approximately a week ago, the firmware update was removed by Apple because of bugs causing MacBook Airs to crash. Today, Apple has re-released the update with fixes as version 2.9.1: This update replaces EFI Firmware Update 2.9 and is recommended for MacBook Air (Mid 2011) models. The update can be found for mid-2011 MacBook Air owners in the Software Update section of the Mac App Store. Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: 2011 MacBook Air, Apple, Apple Software…
  • 1Password debuts extension for third party apps on iOS 8

    Zac Hall
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:27 pm
    The popular password and security management app 1Password has already previewed its iOS 8 extension and Touch ID support for unlocking and accessing its content outside of its iOS app, and today AgileBits has announced its 1Password app extension for third party apps as you can see in the video above. The feature is a great example of new ways developers can allow users to access their tools from more corners than ever before with iOS 8, and in this case 1Password is utilizing new tools from iOS 8 to help other developers build new capabilities into their own apps. AgileBits has supplied…
  • Apple TV overhaul not expected to debut until 2015

    Zac Hall
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
      A new report from The Information published today discussing the next generation of Apple TV says the new set-top box won’t be ready for prime time until at least 2015. This expectancy timeline aligns with previous 9to5Mac reporting on the Apple TV development progress. According to the report, Apple employees managing the project have informed Apple TV engineers working on the next generation set-top box that it is currently not expected to reach completion in time to debut in 2014. The new Apple TV product, which is said to tackle content access more aggressively than the…
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    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • Dropzone 3 Turbocharges Your Mac With Drag & Drop Actions

    Bakari Chavanu
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    You could waste time putting your files and folders to use the traditional way, or you could save time and do everything directly from your menu bar using Dropzone ($9.99, free trial download). Last year we chose the drag and drop application, Dropzone, as one of our ten top productivity applications. Essentially, Dropzone performs various types of computer tasks that can be carried out from your menu bar. For example, you can select file on your desktop and drag onto a Dropzone action that can or copy the file to a designated folder in your Finder. Other actions allow you to drop and…
  • Xcode 6 Beta With Swift Now Available Free, Here’s Why This Matters

    Matthew Hughes
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Apple has released the latest beta of its Xcode development environment to the general public, and with it Swift, the company’s latest innovation in programming. The Beta of Xcode 6 is the first to be released to users without a premium, paid-for Apple Developer Account. It features a number of significant changes to the development experience, including (for the first time) a REPL (Read Eval Print Loop) and other visual enhancements that make development easier. The most significant enhancement to Xcode is something called Playgrounds, which make it possible for you to easily…
  • OS X Yosemite Public Beta Now Available, Here’s How To Install It

    Bakari Chavanu
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    If you’re eager to get your hands on OS X Yosemite, Apple has released its upcoming operating system as a free beta for the first million downloaders. Though Yosemite has been available to registered members of the Mac Developer Program since June, Apple has for the first time in its history decided to give customers a taste of the upcoming software in. The public beta should be stable enough for most regular users, but issues are bound to arise and some third-party programs may not yet work. To download OS X Yosemite you will need a valid Apple ID, and your Mac should already…
  • StatusDuck Replaces Your Mac’s Dock With Menubar Icons

    Justin Pot
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Love your Mac, but not the dock? Replace it with something smaller. StatusDuck ($15, free trial) lets you manage your open applications completely from the menubar. The dock is an iconic Mac feature – one many Windows users attempt to copy – but that doesn’t mean every Mac user loves it. It takes up a lot of space, unless it’s hidden; if you hide it, you can’t see at a glance which applications are currently open. If you’d like another option, and don’t mind adding more icons to your menubar, check out StatusDuck. Is your menubar so cluttered you can’t even...Read the…
  • Atraci Offers 60 Millions Songs For Free Without Ads

    Justin Pot
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Can’t find a particular song on Spotify or Rdio? Try Atraci, a Windows, Mac and Linux music player powered by YouTube. With it you can stream over 60 million songs – Spotify offers “over 20 million” songs. There are no ads, and no need to sign up for an account. When it comes to streaming services, there’s a lot of choice out there. We’ve already compared Spotify and Rdio, frequently considered the two best commercial options. These subscriptions services both provide ad-supported free versions, but some find their musical offerings to be limited. If…
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    ifoAppleStore

  • Scammer Arrested, Used Credit Card Validation Trick

    Gary Allen
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    The U.S. Secret Service has arrested a Florida man for federal wire fraud related to $309,000 in credit card transactions at Apple retail stores that exploited a procedural vulnerability and the willingness of employees to complete a sale. According to the criminal complaint, Sharron L. Parrish Jr., 24, also attempted to charge another $51,000 on his Chase and SunTrust credit cards, but the transactions were either declined or not completed. Parrish was arrested in Tampa on July 17th and agreed to forego bail until his trial. He is being held at the Pinellas County jail, and is represented…
  • Q3 Financials Completely Ignored The Retail Stores

    Gary Allen
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:22 pm
    For the first time in recent history, Apple’s announcement of its quarterly financial results did not include details about the retail stores, and a one-hour conference call made absolutely no mention of the chain at all. It also appears the company will no longer report the number of store visitors–the figure was missing from the financial filing for the second quarter in a row. Significantly, Apple said it will open just 20 new stores during fiscal 2014, the lowest number since 2002, the second year of the chain. Two-thirds of those stores will be outside the United States. During…
  • Apple Updates Retail ‘Learn’ Web Page

    Gary Allen
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:47 am
    In the on-going attempt to simplify and speed up the process of making retail store training reservations, Apple has reconfigured how Web visitors interact with the “Learn” Web page, including an interactive map of the stores and revised session descriptions. The changes make the process more logical and integrates workshops, Youth Programs and One to One training more fully into the Concierge reservation system. The previous Web page required visitors to read through a description of the various sessions titled “Discover Your Mac/iPhone/iPad” and “OSX…
  • Rendering Sparks Speculation on Future Apple Store

    Gary Allen
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:35 am
    A huge new shopping mall is under construction in a suburb of Lucerne (Switzerland), and if renderings of the future mall are correct, it will host an Apple retail store. The Mall of Switzerland will span 785,000 square-feet in the small town of Ebikon when it opens in 2017, including 120 shops, a cinema, hotel, apartments and public areas. Earlier this year several renderings were posted on-line, and one showed a hallway lined with retail stores. One of those stores was outfitted with typical Apple wood product display tables, back-lit wall graphics and stainless steel structural columns.
  • 3rd Apple Store Spotted for Western Australia

    Gary Allen
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Nearly two years after Apple’s real estate scouts were spotted walking the hallways of the Lakeside Joondalup (Australia) shopping mall, sources say Apple has finally signed a lease there and has started to recruit new employees. The store would be the third along the western coast of the country, an outpost of Apple stores about 1,300 miles away from the next-nearest stores. The timing of the new store is understanable—the mall is undergoing a renovation and expansion that will make it the largest shopping center in Western Australia. The work will free up existing spaces and…
 
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    The MacTrack - iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and Mac News

  • New Fair Bill Split App Makes Splitting a Restaurant Bill Fairly

    Richard
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Silicon Valley, California – Idea Tech Labs is proud to announce the release of Fair Bill Split 1.0.0 for iOS, its new app that makes splitting a restaurant bill fairly, or evenly, a very easy task. People don’t have to suffer or stress anymore when having to split a restaurant bill fairly, or evenly. With the new “Fair Bill Split” App, a user can either split the bill evenly with the people in the dining party, or, each bill item can be properly itemized to create a fair share for each person, and this is done easily. This easy to use “Fair Bill Split” App…
  • oneSql Multi Database, Multi Language SQL Query and Import / Export Tool

    Richard
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Ripley, Derbyshire. United Kingdom – chol.technology are pleased to announce Version 1 of a brand new MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB and SQLite SQL Query and Data Import / Export program for Mac OSX, Windows and Linux. Three Operating Systems, Four Databases and Five Languages Supported including in addition to English; French, Spanish, Italian and German. Clear and unrestrictive Software Licensing, putting customers needs first. oneSql is a stand alone, lightweight, no install needed – SQL Database Tool for OSX, Windows and Linux. The target audience for oneSql is initially technical…
  • Survey Pro, a new iOS app that runs construction elevations in seconds

    Richard
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    Seattle, Washington – Large companies and independent construction contractors now have the help they need with Survey Pro to run grades as quickly and accurately as possible. This new app takes the manual mathematics out of running grades by using a very precise algorithm developed by a longtime expert in the business. It can be used for many types of construction projects like pipe installations, road construction, parking lot construction, excavations, and much more. Contractors enter a few pieces of data and Survey Pro quickly calculates their elevations. Users can then save…
  • Zevrix Announces Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 Compatibility of Its Products

    Richard
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    Toronto (ON), Canada – Zevrix Solutions announced today the compatibility of all its products with the 2014 release of Adobe Creative Cloud. Zevrix products include several popular plug-ins for Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, which help professionals automate their everyday tasks, produce error-free documents, save disk space and cut production costs. “Zevrix software its the best kept secret out there for the Graphic Design industry,” says Darren Rath of eponymous design studio in Melbourne, Australia. “It rocks. Your updates continue to impress and improve at a scary…
  • Top Tamil magazines Kungumam and Vannathirai now on Magzter

    Richard
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    New York, New York – Brought out by the 35-year old Kungumam Publications Pvt. Ltd and published by Kal Publication, the newest Tamil magazines joining the world’s largest and fastest growing global digital newsstand Magzter are Mutharam, Kungumam Thozhi, Vannathirai, Aanmeega palan, Kungumam Chimizh Kalvi Velai Vazhikaatti. The South India based Kungumam Group publishes several titles on wellness and living and enjoys the following of a significant number of loyal readers in India. Subscribers around the world can now get in touch with their roots from anywhere by just accessing…
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    The Loop

  • Marked 2: Previewer for Markdown files

    Jim Dalrymple
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Marked is a previewer for Markdown files. Use it with your favorite text editor and it updates every time you save. With robust features for previewing, reviewing and exporting beautiful documents, you can work in plain text while reveling in rich formatting. Brett Terpstra did a nice job with this app. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • The Nostalgia Machine

    Jim Dalrymple
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:22 pm
    This is just great. Pick a year and see what songs were popular when you were growing up. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Apple begins Beats employee integration

    Jim Dalrymple
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Apple executives have visited Beats’ Southern California headquarters this week and last week to offer groups of employees positions at Apple and to notify some members of the Beats staff that they will not be included in the transition. This makes perfect sense. Redundant admin type positions are always going to be casualties in any acquisition. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • It’s never too late to build something great

    Jim Dalrymple
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Right now, today, in 2014 is the best time to start something on the internet. There has never been a better time in the whole history of the world to invent something. I really enjoyed reading this article because I was around in 1985, where Kevin starts the article. There is always room for another great idea. Definitely worth a read. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • The “Tree of 40 Fruit” is exactly as awesome as it sounds

    Shawn King
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Epicurious: Each tree begins as a slightly odd-looking specimen resembling some kind of science experiment, and for much of the year, looks like just any other tree. In spring, the trees bloom to reveal an incredibly striking and thought-provoking example of what can happen when nature inspires art. Then, over the course of several months, Van Aken’s trees produce an incredible harvest of plums, peaches, apricots, nectarines, and almonds, including many you’ve likely never seen before. All on one tree. Spectacular looking. ∞ Read this on The Loop
 
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • How to Download Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Now

    SK Mezanul Haque
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    During WWDC 2014, Apple unveiled the next iteration of its Mac OS X operating system, OS X 10.10 codename OS X Yosemite. Apple also promised to release OS X Yosemite beta for everyone. Keeping its promise, Apple opened the doors of OS X Yosemite beta program. If you have a compatible Mac you can download and install OS X Yosemite Beta to test a preview of the operating system. How to get into the OS X Beta Program and download OS X Yosemite Beta now? To get into the OS X Beta Program, you need to first sign up through the official OS X Beta Program site. You will need a working Apple ID to…
  • SpeedyFox Review: Easily Boost Firefox, Chrome And More In One-Click

    SK Mezanul Haque
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    SpeedyFox is a free portable software available for both Windows and Mac OS X platforms. The developers of SpeedyFox claims to boost performance of Firefox, Chrome, third-party web browsers built on them and more. SpeedyFox eliminates fragmentation and compresses the databases to optimize applications it supports. Without much adieu, let’s see how this portable application works and if it really live up to its expectations. SpeedyFox Review Introduction In the big world of web browsers, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are the most popular browsers. They give the best web browsing…
  • How To Install iOS Update On iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    SK Mezanul Haque
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:23 pm
    iOS 7.1.2 update is now available for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. When a new iOS update releases, people who are new to the iOS world, wonders how to install iOS update. So, here we are with a simple tutorial that will help you out. There are three ways to install iOS update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device. The easiest way is to install iOS update via over-the-air (OTA). The next procedure allows you to install update using iTunes. This is useful if you fail to install the update via OTA. The third method involves using a IPSW file to update your…
  • Download iOS 7.1.2 Update For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    SK Mezanul Haque
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Apple released a new update for all compatible iOS devices. iOS 7.1.2 is now available for download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. iOS 7.1.2 is the second minor update to iOS 7.1. It comes after more than two months of iOS 7.1.1 release. The latest iOS update brings with it bug fixes and security updates. The official change log highlights fixes for iBeacon, data transfer and mail attachment encryption. iOS 7.1.2 Update Change log The latest update improves iBeacon connectivity and stability. Fixes a bug related to data transfer for third-party accessories and bar code scanners. iOS…
  • Windows 9 May Be Offered As Free Upgrade For Windows 8.1 Users

    SK Mezanul Haque
    26 Jun 2014 | 5:49 pm
    The websphere is buzzing aloud with the rumor that Microsoft may offer the next version of Windows, Windows 9 as a free upgrade (or at a discounted price) for Windows 8.1 Update 2 consumers. Although nothing is announced officially but according to WZOR (a Russian group which is popular for leaks related to Microsoft products), Windows 9 may be released as free upgrade. This move (if Microsoft makes) may be similar to what its competitor Apple has adopted. The move makes sense in the present scenario of release and distribution of operating systems. Almost all competitors is now offering…
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    OS X Daily

  • How to Install New Screen Savers in Mac OS X

    Paul Horowitz
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Adding a new screen saver to Mac OS X that you’ve obtained from a third party source isn’t as easy as it used to be, but that doesn’t mean it’s particularly complicated. Though Gatekeeper has made things slightly more challenging to improve security, you’ll find that installing any screensaver to the Mac is still pretty ... Read More
  • Advanced Mac OS X Diagnostics & Troubleshooting with sysdiagnose

    Paul Horowitz
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    Mac users who are dealing with particularly complex or troublesome issues with OS X can turn to an advanced diagnostics tool available from the command line in Mac OS X. The tool, called sysdiagnose, offers detailed technical analysis and reports of a huge variety of components of OS X and the Mac hardware, making it ... Read More
  • CNBC and FOX NOW Available to Watch on Apple TV

    Paul Horowitz
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    Apple TV users can now use their devices to watch CNBC, FOX NOW, TV 2 Sumo, and Esporte Interativo, though access to the new channels are limited by region and network. FOX NOW requires an approved cable or satellite provider, and includes a large library of TV shows from the Fox network, including the popular ... Read More
  • Retina MacBook Pro Models Updated with Faster CPU and More RAM

    Paul Horowitz
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    Apple has updated the entire Retina MacBook Pro lineup with spec bumps, including faster processors and more RAM as standard options. 8GB of RAM is now standard for all 13″ Retina MacBook Pro models, which come with dual-core i5 CPU’s starting at 2.6 GHz, while 16GB of RAM is now standard for the Retina 15″ ... Read More
  • Don’t Like Something in OS X Yosemite? Let Apple Know with Feedback Assistant

    Paul Horowitz
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Now that OS X Yosemite is in open public beta and generating considerable interest from Mac users, a fair amount of complaints or frustrations have surfaced both in our comments and around the web on forums. Whether it’s a pestering bug, a beloved feature that has gone missing or that was tweaked in Yosemite, something ... Read More
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    iThinkDifferent

  • Useful Keyboard Shortcuts and Extensions for Google Chrome

    Haras
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    Chances are that you already use Google Chrome as your primary browser due to its snappiness and speed. Over time you probably became aware of the plethora of the neat usability features that Chrome comes with, such as the ability to add extensions, tricks with the omnibar and the infamous incognito mode. However, not all(...)
  • Google Maps Update Brings Offline Maps Lists, Lane Guidance and More to iOS and Android

    Imran Hussain
    6 May 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Google Maps app for iOS and Android has gotten an major update with enhancements to offline maps, navigation, search filters, location sharing, contacts and more. Download now. http://www.newtontips.com/google-maps-3-0-for-ios-and-android-brings-offline-maps-lane-guidance-search-results-filters-and-more/
  • Tumblr iOS App Updated To Lets Users Customize Their Blog

    Imran Hussain
    6 May 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Tumblr’s app for iPhone and iPad now lets users customize their blog form within the app. Users can play around with accents, header images and background color to get the right look that they want. http://www.newtontips.com/tumblr-for-ios-update-lets-users-customize-their-blog-from-the-app/
  • Download Authy App To Access Two-Factor Authentication Tokens From Your Computer

    Imran Hussain
    6 May 2014 | 7:07 am
    Access two-factor authentication tokens from services like Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Twitter and more by installing Authy. Works on Google Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux http://www.newtontips.com/authy-app-lets-you-access-two-factor-authentication-tokens-from-you-computer/
  • Control Center for Mac Brings iOS 7 Control Center Functionality To OS X

    Imran Hussain
    5 May 2014 | 8:40 am
    Get the iPhone and iPad’s iOS 7 Control Center on Mac OS X by downloading this app. http://www.newtontips.com/control-center-for-mac-replicates-ios-7-control-center-functionality-for-os-x/
 
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    AppleInvestor

  • WEBINAR – How To Trade Apple Like a Machine

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:47 pm
    The webinar is on Tuesday at 8PM EST…here’s the link to register: http://aapl-investor.com/webinar
  • Apple Trader and Workshop Bundle Until July 4th

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:34 pm
    If you trade Apple, there is no better way to do it than with an expert trading system providing you entries and exits. This way you can concentrate on perfecting your execution skills and not get bogged down in the analysis. Now you can get the expert system, and until July 4th you’ll get execution training along with it at no extra cost, in fact you’ll get a discount over the normal price!
  • WEBINAR: How To Define Your Risk with AAPL Trade Strategies

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    4 Jun 2014 | 6:24 am
    When: June 5th 8PM EST – There are huge advantages to trading with AAPL algorithmic traders. That’s where you follow trade signals generated from a computer that trades a tested and proven strategy. The biggest advantage is that it removes many of the reasons we humans fail at trading. It removes the bad decisions and lack of discipline. But that is only half the equation to being a successful trader, there are still a couple things you must do the complete the equation, and they are: Skilled Execution of the Trade Ability to define your risk The skill to execute is…
  • Closed AAPL Trade with 26th Consecutive Winner Using the OTW P2P Pattern

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    14 May 2014 | 4:33 am
    AAPL OTW system show 26 consecutive winning trades (click to enlarge) The OTW trade is a strategy that is part of a family of trading patterns that I call P2P, or Point to Point. That means the strategy opens a trade at a specific point in time and closes the trade at a specific future point in time. The premise of the strategy is that there are recurring market forces that make an impression upon a stock, that cause price to move in one direction or another, on average, between these points in time. Typically such patterns happen on a weekly or monthly basis. There are intraday patterns,…
  • Apple Automated Trader Streak In Peril?

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    11 May 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Apple Trade Alerts Keep Winning! I know this streak won’t last forever, eventually it will give up a few trades, but every time that has happened in the past, the trader goes on another huge run… and winners are twice as big as losers! No Risk to You. Try it out, there’s no risk, you’ll get the first two weeks free. Watch it for another month, and if you don’t feel it’s for you, then I’ll give your money back. That’s 45 days of zero risk!
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    MacGroup-Detroit

  • Is your iPhone or iPad Backed Up?

    Terry White
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Actually I wrote a post a year ago called “Why I recommend iCloud backup to iPhone users”. Not much has changed since then. I still run into people all the time that have a mishap with their iPhone or iPad such as water damage, it gets lost or stollen or for some other reason they are forced to get a replacement device. Getting the replacement is usually as simple as heading to your local Apple Store and either getting a warranty replacement or buying a replacement. However, these same friends and relatives are shocked to find out that they lost key information from the iPhone or…
  • Amazon Is At It Again

    Phyllis Evans
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    I’m the first to admit that I spend a lot of money at Amazon. It’s my favorite source for ebooks. I know that Apple has iBooks, and most books are the same price from both sources, but try as I might, I’ve never been able to warm up to the iBooks app. Granted, the Kindle app has had a few glitches along the way, but it’s still a more pleasant reading experience for me. And yes, I also have a Kindle Paperwhite ereader. When Amazon started their Prime service, one of the incentives was to let you “borrow” one book a month from a select library. Last week they…
  • A Stand for My MacBook Pro

    Terry White
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    If the saying that “A clean desk is the sign of a sick mind” is true, then I must have the healthiest purest mind on the planet. My desk is rarely ever “clean.” When I’m working at my desk I’m working on a MacBook Pro connected to a Wacom Cintiq 24 HD display/tablet. I love this setup. Up until recently I was running my MacBook Pro “lid closed” and simply using the one big display on the Cintiq for everything. Although I knew my MacBook Pro could support multiple monitors and an extended desktop, I just never did it. That was until I spent some…
  • Which Media Streamer?

    Phyllis Evans
    24 Jun 2014 | 12:01 am
    Seems like more and more media streamer boxes are becoming available. The two biggies are the Apple TV and Roku. So, which is best for you? Depends on what you want to do with it. I’ve had an Apple TV for a couple of years now. I use it mainly for Netflix, HBO-Go and streaming video content from my iMac. I recently added a Roku Streaming Stick, since my latest TV has 3 HDMI ports. My favorite thing with the Roku? Free Italian language channels. The Apple TV is a solid performer, and if you want to stream from your Apple computer or iPad or iPhone, it’s the logical choice, but the…
  • The Power of InDesign Style Sheets

    Chita Hunter
    20 Jun 2014 | 9:10 am
    I spend a lot of time using InDesign…and I love it! I love working in InDesign because the creative possibilities are endless. It is never dull. As a software trainer there are a lot of features that I see users not using. The reasons vary, either users don’t know the features are there or they don’t (can’t) take the time to learn them due to work deadlines. I beg to differ with those who say they don’t have the time to learn the features. If you learn the features, imagine the time you save period and also in meeting your deadlines. InDesign automates many of…
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  • New Fair Bill Split App Makes Splitting a Restaurant Bill Fairly

    Richard
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Silicon Valley, California – Idea Tech Labs is proud to announce the release of Fair Bill Split 1.0.0 for iOS, its new app that makes splitting a restaurant bill fairly, or evenly, a very easy task. People don’t have to suffer or stress anymore when having to split a restaurant bill fairly, or evenly. With the new “Fair Bill Split” App, a user can either split the bill evenly with the people in the dining party, or, each bill item can be properly itemized to create a fair share for each person, and this is done easily. This easy to use “Fair Bill Split” App…
  • oneSql Multi Database, Multi Language SQL Query and Import / Export Tool

    Richard
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Ripley, Derbyshire. United Kingdom – chol.technology are pleased to announce Version 1 of a brand new MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB and SQLite SQL Query and Data Import / Export program for Mac OSX, Windows and Linux. Three Operating Systems, Four Databases and Five Languages Supported including in addition to English; French, Spanish, Italian and German. Clear and unrestrictive Software Licensing, putting customers needs first. oneSql is a stand alone, lightweight, no install needed – SQL Database Tool for OSX, Windows and Linux. The target audience for oneSql is initially technical…
  • Survey Pro, a new iOS app that runs construction elevations in seconds

    Richard
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    Seattle, Washington – Large companies and independent construction contractors now have the help they need with Survey Pro to run grades as quickly and accurately as possible. This new app takes the manual mathematics out of running grades by using a very precise algorithm developed by a longtime expert in the business. It can be used for many types of construction projects like pipe installations, road construction, parking lot construction, excavations, and much more. Contractors enter a few pieces of data and Survey Pro quickly calculates their elevations. Users can then save…
  • Zevrix Announces Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 Compatibility of Its Products

    Richard
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    Toronto (ON), Canada – Zevrix Solutions announced today the compatibility of all its products with the 2014 release of Adobe Creative Cloud. Zevrix products include several popular plug-ins for Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, which help professionals automate their everyday tasks, produce error-free documents, save disk space and cut production costs. “Zevrix software its the best kept secret out there for the Graphic Design industry,” says Darren Rath of eponymous design studio in Melbourne, Australia. “It rocks. Your updates continue to impress and improve at a scary…
  • Top Tamil magazines Kungumam and Vannathirai now on Magzter

    Richard
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    New York, New York – Brought out by the 35-year old Kungumam Publications Pvt. Ltd and published by Kal Publication, the newest Tamil magazines joining the world’s largest and fastest growing global digital newsstand Magzter are Mutharam, Kungumam Thozhi, Vannathirai, Aanmeega palan, Kungumam Chimizh Kalvi Velai Vazhikaatti. The South India based Kungumam Group publishes several titles on wellness and living and enjoys the following of a significant number of loyal readers in India. Subscribers around the world can now get in touch with their roots from anywhere by just accessing…
 
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  • “Peak iPad” Is Inevitable, So Dry Your Eyes

    JT
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Apple announced its 3rd quarter earnings last night and despite posting the most aggressive earnings growth since 2012, your troll headlines center around the decline in iPad sales for the second consecutive quarter. I’m not going to say Apple wouldn’t want the 15 million unit sales every quarter, but the plateauing of the iPad is inevitable. The reasons are pretty straightforward. Smartphone : Necessity :: Tablet : Luxury For everything that’s great about iPads, they are still “tweener” devices, which is why a certain contingent of clueless tech pundits couldn’t…
  • Reaping What They Sowed: Samsung Continues Its Delicious Financial Free Fall

    JT
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I’m sure my readership is all broken up about Samsung’s latest earnings guidance, which is warning that the company’s operating profit has dropped 24% YoY to a 2 year low. Just in case you thought the anticipated $7.1 billion in operating profit was one of those “YoY anomalies”, that figure is also down 16% from the previous quarter. It appears that pundit-dubbed “innovation” combined with a budget-busting campaign of negative advertising and flagship BOGOs haven’t been enough to keep the bends from continuing to bubble up through the…
  • Google I/O 2014: Now with 42% Fewer Doorstops!

    JT
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:27 pm
    I realize this post is coming the day after Google’s 2014 I/O keynote, but I just woke up from it. I give Apple a little bit of shit for the way they trot out 26 3rd party developers during their keynotes, but Jesus Christ if Google did not just bore the shit out of people. So what did they announce? I think the most successful part of the presentation was what they didn’t announce, namely a Google-branded instant paperweight à la the Nexus Q or the Nexus 7. Then again, they did talk a lot about their current crop of shartwatches, but at least there’s a bit of distance…
  • Things That Got Lost in the Fire

    JT
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:04 pm
    The closest analogy I can come up with to describe the Amazon Fire Phone presentation is that it was like watching someone stroke a guitar perfectly tuned on 5 out of 6 strings. There was the inclusion of the genuinely-useful Mayday feature into the phone – and then there was the bizarre backstory behind the 4 camera head-tracking feature – complete with a video appearance by a creepy mannequin head. There was Firefly, which made 100 million objects identifiable by the phone - and then there was the $300 starting price. I was alternating between nodding for 10 minutes and…
  • The Perpetual Disappointment of WWDC

    JT
    3 Jun 2014 | 7:58 am
    Did you see the WWDC keynote yesterday? Such a disappointment. No new hardware – Apple’s presentation even had a guy onstage coding. The market took notice too, shaving a total of $7 off the share price by the time the yawning stopped. Above is the impression you’d get about the presentation from much of the mainstream tech press. Those people are idiots. Yesterday’s announcements, in my opinion, mark the most important in WWDC’s history. I’d further argue that this keynote was one of the most important Apple has ever put out. My reasons, in order of…
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  • Automatic Car Accessory

    Stephanie Farrell
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    I drive a lot — two hours a day covering a total of 100 miles. This week, I was shown this cool little device by a coworker and was immediately intrigued. Automatic is a tiny device you plug into your car’s data port and links to your iPhone or Android (download at Google Play) through an app. It provides all sorts of fun information about your driving and your car. At first I thought my 2007 VW Rabbit wouldn’t be smart enough to contain the proper hardware to make this work, but Automatic actually works with most cars that have sold in the US since 1996. The Automatic Link…
  • Dog Days of Summer Specials

    Small Dog Sales
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    We have so many deals this month, we don’t have room for them! Click here to view our double-sided flyer with all of the specials you’ll need to see before heading back to school. Special In-Store Financing Go to any retail location to apply — the application process takes less than five minutes! 6 month offer (no required amount) 12 month offer (purchases of $499 or more) 18 month offer (purchases of $999 or more) Conditions apply; note that required Minimum Monthly Payments may or may not pay off purchase before the end of promotional period. See store for details and to…
  • iPhone's Mysterious "Other" Data

    Jeremy Holt
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you’ve ever filled your iPhone to capacity, you may have suddenly noticed a gray section of stored data titled “Other” in iTunes. What could this mysterious data be? Well, there could be a couple things that could be contributing to it, but the most likely culprits are your apps. More specifically, one culprit: iMessage. You’re probably not aware of this, but every time you send or receive a file within an iMessage — whether it’s photos or various documents — your iPhone stores that data. If you are like millions of other users who enjoy sending…
  • Small Dog Ballpark Bingo at the Lake Monsters

    Small Dog Sales
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    Local Vermonters, we encourage you to head out to Centennial Field tonight for some baseball and Ballpark Bingo with the Lake Monsters! We’re sponsors of Friday Night Ballpark Bingo, and it’s your chance to try your luck and win some great prizes. Tonight, you’ll have a chance to win a Chill Pill Audio Chill Box ($100 value) and the first 500 kids into the stadium get a free Lake Monsters baseball! Check out the schedule here and enjoy a nice summer night at the park!
  • Testimony | Steelie Car Mount

    Will Frascella
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Recently, I’ve written about RokForm, the Just Mobile Deluxe Car Kit and Belkin’s Car Tune in Kibbles & Bytes as solutions to mount your iPhone in the car. However, I found that like most accessories, it’s all about what fits the user and in this case, your vehicle. While manufacturers list most accessories as being universally compatible, we all know with the way cars are set up, that just isn’t the case. Some cars’ cigarette/DC power ports are no longer openly accessible, but rather, tucked away in the center console. The suction cup on the Just Mobile is great, but not for…
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  • oneSql is new Mac compatible, SQL database tool

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    chol.technology has introduced oneSql 1.0, a standalone, lightweight SQL database tool. It's a MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB and SQLite SQL query and data import/export program for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. No install is required. oneSql offers unrestrictive software licensing, putting customers needs first. Four databases and five languages are supported: English, French, Spanish, Italian and German. oneSql costs US$30 for a single user edition. You can buy it or get more info at www.chol.technology .
  • Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary released for OS X, iOS

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    Paragon Software Group (www.cambridge.org) has released Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary app for Mac OS X and iOS. It's available for US$14.99 at the Mac App Store and Apple App Store, respectively. The dictionary app is based on the classic version of Daniel Jones's guide to contemporary pronunciation for British and American English, and is designed to meet the needs of English language learners striving to perfect their pronunciation of even the most challenging words, such as "though" and "honour," personal names, company names, technology and science definitions, and more.  read…
  • QuarkXPress 10.2 introduces new collaboration, productivity features

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    Quark Software (http://www.quark.com) has released QuarkXPress 10.2, an update to QuarkXPress 10 that's available free of charge to all users currently on version 10 and available as part of Quark’s Creative Pro bundle offer. QuarkXPress 10.2 enables users to optimize their environment for onscreen image display and performance. The update also introduces new collaboration and productivity features. The update is available through the Auto Updater in QuarkXPress 10. A 30-day demo of QuarkXPress 10.2 is available for download.
  • Kool Tools: Publisher Lite for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:27 am
    PearlMountain Technology's Publisher Lite is a handy desktop publishing and page layout app for both business and home use — and it's free. With it you can design and create a variety of flyers, brochures, business cards, newsletters, advertisements, reports, calendars, posters, booklets, and more. It comes with 45-plus professionally designed templates. You can easily customize text and create multiple pages. Publisher Lite also packs lots of art resources: clipart, backgrounds, masks, frames, preset shapes, etc. read more
  • CS Odessa announces building plan addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
    CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has released a building plan addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park. The addition to ConceptDraw Pro and ConceptDraw Solution Park vector libraries offers improved building plan and office layout capabilities. read more
 
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  • Citing Security Concerns, Russia Asks Apple to Hand Over Source Codes

    Leif Johnson
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    If the current events in Russia weren't tense enough, the homeland of Vladimir Putin has now asked Apple to hand over its source codes for iOS devices and Macs so it can sift through them and see if they're being used for spying. This surfaced earlier this week when Peter Engrob Nielsen, Apple's chief representative in Russia, met with Russian communications minister Nikolai Nikiforov.The same request was made asked of Vyacheslav Orekhov, managing director of SAP, a major software consultancy, reports Reuters. It's an especially volatile request considering that Europe and the United States…
  • Deals: Become a More Productive Designer with this Bundle for Digital Artists

    MacLife Staff
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]Being a designer with digital tools enables you to create all kinds of amazing work. There's just one problem: You're connected to the internet at all times, and it's equally great at providing inspiration and distractions. If you need help putting blinders on and getting your work done, then you'll love the Productive Design Mac Bundle. It's on sale in our latest Deal.If you need help focusing on your work, then the tools in the Productive Design Mac Bundle is exactly what you're looking for. It's packed with Mac apps that…
  • Morning Report: Apple Support Reveals New Macs, Best Buy Tablet Sales Crash, Roxio Toast 12

    J.R. Bookwalter
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
    If you happen to follow one or more iOS app developers on Twitter, you've probably noticed an uptick in posts about the challenges they face in surviving as independents. One of the most detailed comes from developer Jared Sinclair, who outlined the first year's worth of sales activity for his RSS app Unread, and it's a bit of a sobering view on how even quality titles can fail to produce sustainable income. Apparently the same might be said about tablets, judging from today's Morning Report...Apple Support Pages Out Unannounced Mid-2014 iMac, Mac miniThe gang in Cupertino doesn't often make…
  • Group Hopes to Use iPhones to Help Wipe Out Malaria on Indonesian Island

    Leif Johnson
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:36 pm
    At this rate, owning an iDevice might be as essential to being a successful doctor as possessing a degree. Only a day after a British hospital reported that its practice of using iPad and iPods to monitor patents' health had led to lower mortality rates, a new crowd-funded project has popped up on IndieGogo claiming that Apple's iPhone might be able to help wipe out malaria on the Indonesian island of Bangka.The team, known as IanXen, plans to use Bangka as a testing ground of sorts before tackling more ambitious projects over in Africa. The team will use a IanXen RAPID kit that will…
  • CNBC and FOX Now Come to Apple TV

    Leif Johnson
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Streaming devices from Apple's competitors might be gaining ground (hello, Chromecast), but ever undaunted, the Cupertino company continues to make Apple TV a device worth owning. The iPhone maker has spent the last year or so stuffing the device with new channels, and today it added CNBC and FOX Now to its already impressive list.Alas, as with so many Apple TV channels, you'll need to confirm that you're already paying for both of the channels' content through a cable or Internet provider before you can watch them. We're not quite at the point where we can pay for most premium channels…
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    FairerPlatform

  • Freeway 7 Adds Media, CSS, Meta Actions, OS X Yosemite Ready

    the rocr
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    OS X Mavericks was relatively disruptive vis-a-vis third party apps. OS X Yosemite? Not so much. That said, Softpress Freeway 7 is here and, among other new features, it’s Yosemite ready. • Freeway 7 (free trial) — Added support for media ... The post Freeway 7 Adds Media, CSS, Meta Actions, OS X Yosemite Ready appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Mid 2014 Mac mini: Coming Soon?

    the rocr
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Apple last updated its entry-level headless desktop Mac in October 2012. Needless to say, an update is overdue. However, given that the middle of the year won’t last forever, you have got to wonder when Apple plans to release the ... The post Mid 2014 Mac mini: Coming Soon? appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Refurbished MacBook Pro Now from $929

    the rocr
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    Yep, it is a very good day to buy a refurbished MacBook Pro. Say what? Apple just released updated 2014 MacBook Pro models, which means the company just cut refurbished MacBook Pro prices. So, get a refurb’d MacBook Pro with ... The post Refurbished MacBook Pro Now from $929 appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Toast 12 Titanium, Pro Now Shipping

    the rocr
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    We are well into the Post-PC era and Apple ships only one not long for this world Mac with an internal optical drive. Surprise, surprise, surprise that Roxio not only hasn’t killed Toast, but actually released Toast 12 Titanium and ... The post Toast 12 Titanium, Pro Now Shipping appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Cord Cutter: Cable Broadband vs Cable TV Inflection Nears

    the rocr
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Dirty little cord cutter secret is that cable TV is out, but cable broadband is on the rise. Yes, the Fairer Platform family has cut the TV cord, but still pays Time Warner for cable broadband every month. And, lots of ... The post Cord Cutter: Cable Broadband vs Cable TV Inflection Nears appeared first on FairerPlatform.
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  • Apple plans to open second store in Turkey (confirmed)

    Serhat Kurt
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:59 am
    Turkish Trade Registry announced that Apple applied to the Department of Istanbul Trade Registry for permission to open its second store in Istanbul, Turkey. Apple’s request was approved. The documents reveal that Apple is preparing to open a second store in a shopping mall called Akasya. Istanbul, located on both sides of the Bosphorus – […] The post Apple plans to open second store in Turkey (confirmed) appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Latest aerial photos reveal rapid progress at Apple Campus 2 construction site

    Serhat Kurt
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:20 am
    Construction at Apple’s new ‘spaceship’ campus is progressing rapidly, as our latest aerial photos show. Previously we have taken aerial photos of the campus in March, April and May. Our photos previously showed that all buildings had been demolished, and the land had been cleared. Our last photos that we took in May showed that […] The post Latest aerial photos reveal rapid progress at Apple Campus 2 construction site appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple and the FDA have discussed FDA regulations regarding possible new mobile products, sensors and a glucometer

    Serhat Kurt
    9 Jun 2014 | 11:24 am
    As reported before, Apple executives and FDA officials have met a few times in the past. The most recent meeting was in December, 2013. This last meeting excited many as they had speculated that the discussion may have been about iWatch. We were extremely curious to find out what exactly happened in this last meeting. […] The post Apple and the FDA have discussed FDA regulations regarding possible new mobile products, sensors and a glucometer appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • A few privileged in North Korea can now use Google Maps

    Serhat Kurt
    29 May 2014 | 12:32 pm
    North Korea is a dictatorship. It is highly centralized and the most closed society to the outside world.  Even though the majority of North Koreans do not drive or have access to the Internet and they do not own smart phones or other electronic devices, the elite minority who have access to those luxuries (cars, […] The post A few privileged in North Korea can now use Google Maps appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple’s new ‘smart home’ patent

    Serhat Kurt
    29 May 2014 | 1:47 am
    According to a recent rumor, Apple is working on smart home features for its iOS devices. Apple reportedly will unveil this at the Worldwide Developer Conference on June 2nd. In line with this rumor, Apple’s new patent application titled “integrated home service network” describes a system, referred to as a ‘home controller’, to facilitate the integration of […] The post Apple’s new ‘smart home’ patent appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
 
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  • Complained about Apple Hold Music, Tim Cook fixed it.

    bjokib
    12 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Here is a story originating from reddit. Apparently a guy was calling Apple to setup an repair. While being on hold the music quality was horrible and in low quality. So he sent of an e-mail to Tim Cook as any of us would do right? Complaining about the music sound quality while being on hold. To his surprise a woman from Cupertino called him up and said that Tim Cook had called himself and agreed on the bad sound quality promising a fix.  When Steve Jobs was alive he some times answered e-mails from customers. Apparently Tim is also doing that to some extent. I think it is good that the…
  • Looking for All About Apple?

    bjokib
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    Hi there, All about Apple was moved a few years ago to another domain. It is hosted here now: http://bjokib.com I have some plans for this site but time is not something that is easy to come by. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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    MacMyth

  • Yelp’s Amazing Features – An Update to its iOS

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:41 am
    Recently, Yelp has come up with an update to its iOSapp which would now enable users in uploading short video clip of duration of 12 seconds long together with written reviews and pictures. Yelp has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s MacBook Pro with 16 GB RAM

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:58 pm
    It was recently rumoured that Apple’s MacBook Pro line-up is likely to receive an update and a leak suggesting that all 15 inch models will be standard with a 16 gigabytes of RAM.  As per... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s First Beta of OS X Yosemite

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Apple’s first public beta of its forthcoming OS X 10.10 software update known as Yosemite will be available for download on July 24th this year for testing in advance of its schedule release till... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s New Swift Programming Language

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    As disclosed to analysts, Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive informed that the company’s new Swift programming language would be a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem and an excellent contributing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple Granted Patent for Wrist Worn Wearable

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    Apple has been working on a smartwatch device and the Cupertino Company has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the wrist worn wearable electronic device with strap... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • FOM Podcast Episode 4 is Available for Download | FOM

    FriendsofMac
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    Friends of Mac Episode 4 is now available for download: iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-of-mac/id891972073?mt=2 or Podomatic http://friendsofmac.podomatic.com/entry/2014-07-06T18_10_47-07_00
  • Share the gift of Podcast!!! | FOM

    FriendsofMac
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    If you love our podcast, share it!!! On iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-of-mac/id891972073?mt=2 On PodOMatic: http://www.podomatic.com/profile/brunnecc?public=1 Thanks, Chris
  • The Secrets of Emoji on iOS Revealed | OverBidMe

    FriendsofMac
    22 Jun 2014 | 11:23 am
    Emoji are very lovable icons and talking global language in our chat text. Using Emoji you can make your messages more colorful and funny. Before iOs 5 you should download third-party apps for that. It’s not more the case . We already have built-in keyboard , but unfortunately it’s not showing by default.Follow these easy steps to unlock the hidden emoji keyboard. 1. Open Settings .Tap on “General” 2. Select “Keyboard” . Tap on the “Keyboards” submenu on the screen. 3. Select “Add New Keyboard” . From the the list of available keyboards select “Emoji” That’s it !
  • First Leaked Display Part from the 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 – Mac Rumors

    FriendsofMac
    22 Jun 2014 | 10:31 am
    The first alleged parts from the larger 5.5″ iPhone 6 have been shared by 9to5Mac. The image shows the front and back of an LCD backlight panel that measures ~14 centimeters or ~5.5 inches diagonally. The site claims this represents a part for the 5.5″ iPhone 6 which has been rumored to be launching later this year. Apple is also expected to produce a 4.7″ model as well. We’ve already seen some possible part leaks for the 4.7″ model, but this is the first part leak for the 5.5″ model. Reports had originally suggested the 5.5″ model would be released…
  • Apple Just Ended the Era of Paid Operating Systems | Wired Business | Wired.com

    FriendsofMac
    23 Oct 2013 | 10:22 pm
    The desktop operating system is dead as a major profit center, and Apple just delivered the obituary.Amid a slew of incremental improvements to its iPad tablets and MacBook laptops, Apple today announced some landmark news about its oldest surviving operating system: It will not charge for the latest big upgrade, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, breaking from a tradition that goes back 16 years and shining a light on a long-unfolding reversal in how tech profits are made. Eighteen years ago, the tech industry’s dominant company made nearly half its revenue selling OS licenses. Now, as Apple just…
 
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  • Top 10 Apps with Best Graphic Designs

    Milana Rose
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:16 am
    With a lot of apps being released these days, designers should really generate apps that are prominent. Mobile applications are even changing the manner people design anything these days. Graphic designers of mobile apps are moving forward to higher resolution […]
  • Top 5 Apps For Balloon Rides Enthusiasts

    Michael Wilson
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    Soaring high above the sky and experiencing the wonders of the world has never been at its best, thanks to the thrill and magnificence only hot air balloon rides offer. Not only that, hot air balloon enthusiasts have another reason […]
  • KiSSFLOW: Dont Go by Name – its a BPM Beast!

    Chris Warren
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:48 am
    KiSSFLOW can be considered to be a new approach in the world of business process owners, as it is the first workflow product built especially for Google Apps. By using this ingenious software you will be able to overcome the […]
  • Make a Stunning Book eCover by Your Own

    Milana Rose
    27 Jun 2014 | 1:21 am
    You just finished your book. It is fabulous and you simple know that. You have already imagined a reader’s stampede to a bookshop or tons of downloads of its e book version. You the man. The Writer. However, it seems […]
  • Use Content Marketing As An Effective Promotion Tool

    Milana Rose
    13 Jun 2014 | 1:33 am
    Whether you own a small beauty therapy clinic or operate a chain of nationwide clinics, content marketing should form the core element of your online marketing strategy. As a beauty therapist, you have a wealth of knowledge regarding several elements […]
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  • 10 Best iPad Air Cases That Matches Your Type

    Anup Kayastha
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    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…
  • A Look at the new iOS8 and Expected Features in iPhones & iPads

    kooolabhi4u
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:46 am
    At the recently held Apple Worldwide Developer conference (WWDC), it was all about Apple’s new operating system. iOS 8, the latest version of the mobile OS, was revealed, explored and explained by Apple. However, there was nothing on the upcoming iPhones and iPads. Meanwhile, studying the release of iOS 8 can hint what can be expected from the next generation of iPhones and iPads. The secrecy with Apple products is known to all and the features of upcoming iPads and iPhones can only be predicted and not forecasted. In fact, Apple might have intended to hint at some of the features of future…
  • Apple iWatch Will Have 10+ Health And Fitness Sensors And Will Come In Different Sizes

    Qasim Zaib
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    According to a report published on the Wall Street Journal, Apple iWatch will contain over 10 health and fitness sensors and will also come in different sizes. iWatch is expected this fall. The iWatch is mainly focused on health and is expected to work with Apple’s upcoming Health application. Apple hired several noted professionals from the health industry to work on that app. “Apple aims to address an overarching criticism of existing smart watches that they fail to provide functions significantly different from that of a smartphone,” reporters Eva Dou and Lorraine Luk…
  • Adobe Launches Lightroom For iPhone; Photoshop Mix For iPad; Sketch, Line, Ink and Slide for iOS Devices

    Qasim Zaib
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:33 am
    Adobe on Wednesday launches Lightroom for iPhone, Photoshop Mix for iPad, Sketch, Line, Ink and Slide for all iOS devices along with the specialized stylus pen and ruler set for the iPad. This comes after the latest update to Adobe’s Creative Cloud that brought 14 new versions of CC desktop apps. Creative Cloud has over 2.3 million active subscribers and is one of the most successful media creation suites. “Our shift to Creative Cloud has given us a broad canvas on which to innovate like never before,” said Adobe’s senior vice president of digital media David Wadhwani.
  • Parallels Access iPhone App Now Available

    Qasim Zaib
    17 Jun 2014 | 5:45 am
    Parallels on Tuesday updates its subscription based Remote Desktop App Parallels Access which is now available on iPhone. Parallels Access iPhone app also features new gestures and controls to support orientation on smartphones. Parallels Access allows iPad (and now iPhone) users to access their Mac or Windows PCs on their tablets and smartphones remotely. “Parallels Access received a tremendously positive reception from iPad users, and now we are extending our solution to millions of Android and iPhone users. While traditional remote desktop products are trying to show a large desktop on a…
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