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  • Apple’s Spring Ahead event: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh

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    Dr. Macenstein
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    Well, it’s been an exciting couple of weeks leading up to Apple’s Spring Ahead Event! Haha, just kidding. I honestly could not be less interested in the Apple watch or this event in general, so let’s see if Apple was able to change my mind. Here’s my take on what was the Good, the Bad, […]
  • Apple's Next Frontier Is Your Body

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    samzenpus
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    Lashdots writes: Amid the unveiling of the Apple Watch, Tim Cook's wrist distracted from another new product last month: ResearchKit, an open source iOS platform designed to help researchers design apps for medical studies—and reach millions of potential research subjects through their iPhones. Alongside the company's new frontiers, like the car and the home, Cook told Jim Cramer last month that health "may be the biggest one of all." As Fast Company reports, Cook says Apple's devices could could help pinpoint diseases within decades—and position the company at the center of a…
  • Apple Reports Record March Quarter Results of $13.6B Profit on $58B Revenue, Boosts Dividend and Buybacks

    MacRumors
    Jordan Golson
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Apple today announced financial results for the second fiscal quarter and first calendar quarter of 2015. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $58 billion and net quarterly profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $45.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $10.2 billion, or $1.66 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin for the quarter was 40.8 percent compared to 39.3 percent in the year-ago quarter, with international sales accounting for 69 percent of revenue. Apple also declared an increased dividend payment of…
  • Apple Watch weekend: My initial reactions

    Six Colors
    Jason Snell
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:06 am
    My Apple Watch came Friday. Well, not my Apple watch. I ordered the space gray Apple Watch Sport with the black sport band, and it was back-ordered until mid-May. Fortunately, a friend of mine ordered a watch he didn’t want, and decided to let Six Colors purchase his Apple Watch Sport with a green sport band. After a quick exchange on a little street a couple of miles from my house, I was in business. I spent two and half days with the Apple Watch without writing a word about it. I was talking to my mother on the phone today, and she asked what I thought of it—and I told her I…
  • Apple’s Q2 2015: iPhone 6 is still star of the show, iPads are still weak

    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop
    Andrew Cunningham
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Apple's earnings report for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 has arrived, and while the numbers are different the story is pretty much the same as last quarter. iPhone sales are way up, and they account for over two-thirds of Apple's revenue. Macs continue to grow at a respectable rate, while iPads take another sharp year-over-year tumble. Apple broke quarterly records with $13.6 billion in profit and $58 billion in revenue, compared to $10.2 billion in profit and $45.6 billion in revenue in Q2 of 2014. It maintained a gross margin of 40.8 percent. These results easily beat Apple's…
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  • Briefly: Instagram adds three filters, NBC Sports on Roku, Apple TV

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Instagram has updated both the iOS and Android versions of the photo app with more filters. Lark desaturates reds and adds more to blues and greens for landscapes, Reyes adds a dusty layer to the image, and Juno tints cool tones green while making warmer tones pop. The app also introduces the option of using emoji when writing hashtags for images....
  • Apple breaks records for fiscal Q2 with strong iPhone, Mac sales

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Unexpected strength in Mac sales along with the previously-predicted strong staying power of the iPhone 6 line has helped Apple see record-breaking performance for a fiscal second quarter this year. The company sold more than 61.17 million iPhones, about 75 percent of the number sold during the holiday quarter, which is usually followed by a drop of about 50 percent. Macs sold around 4.56 million units, another record for a fiscal Q2 and up 10 percent year-over-year....
  • Apple enlists iTunes to solicit American Red Cross donations to Nepal

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Following a major earthquake and series of aftershocks on Saturday in the small nation of Nepal, Apple has set up a special iTunes page for donations to the American Red Cross to aid in disaster relief. Visitors can donate in denominations ranging from $5 to $200, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the charity to help survivors and the families of the estimated 3,617 who have been reported as killed by the quake....
  • Daily Deals: Chromecast, Tascam recorder, Samsung external drive

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Welcome to Daily Deals, the weekday post where the staff of MacNN and Electronista scour online retailers for discounts, sales, offers, and bundles for you, the discerning reader. Since it is the start of a week, the deals slate has been wiped clean for new items, with the additions including the Google Chromecast, a Tascam digital audio recorder, and a Samsung 4TB external storage drive....
  • The MacNN Podcast, episode 12: Apple Watch Day, TW-Comcast, more

    27 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    If podcasts were eggs, The MacNN Podcast would be ready to deliver in a cardboard carton! We're up to episode 12, and we take a look at the top stories of the past week, including the retail debut -- such as it was -- of the Apple Watch, where a few select high-fashion stores did actually have stock to sell to walk-in customers. We also chat about the big industry news of the Time Warner-Comcast merger collapse, Randy Ubillos' retirement, and more....
 
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    Office Blogs

  • What’s in store for Office developers at //build and Ignite 2015?

    Office Dev
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    We’re thrilled for the //build and Ignite 2015 conferences to kick off. We’ve spent the months since TechEd Europe in Barcelona last October preparing and pulling together tons of great new capabilities, content and experiences, which we will share with Office developers at these two conferences. Let’s dive into what we’ve cooked up for our spring release. We’ve crafted the sessions for //build and Ignite to cover the new capabilities, as well as provide guidance about how to get started building for Office 365. The sessions for //build include: //build Sessions 616 | Office…
  • Going to Microsoft Ignite? Take the Trip Report Challenge!

    Office 365 Team
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Ignite, Microsoft’s new, premier enterprise technology event, kicks off May 4th in Chicago. If you’re planning to attend the event, try your luck in the Ignite Trip Report Challenge sweepstakes. To participate, create a remarkable trip report of your learnings at Ignite using the newest Office application, Sway, and get a shot at winning one of three awesome prizes—Surface Pro 3, Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise-Cancelling headphones or GoPro HERO3 with an Office 365-branded chest harness. This gives you a fun way to share your experience with your colleagues back at the office…
  • Outlook for Android comes out of preview

    Outlook Team
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Today we are excited to announce we have removed the preview label from Outlook for Android. In January, we released Outlook for iOS and a preview of Outlook for Android. At the time, the iOS version of Outlook was ahead of the Android version in terms of features and performance. We set a high bar for where we wanted Outlook for Android to be before we removed the preview label. Since our preview release we’ve updated Outlook for Android 17 times—that’s more than one update per week—to meet this bar. A big part of that work has been improving the performance and stability of the app…
  • Early look at the new Outlook on the desktop, Windows 10 and phones

    Office Team
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    On today’s Office Mechanics show, we’ll take a look at new Outlook mail and calendar experiences across the Windows desktop, Windows 10, iOS and Android. Ben Walters joins Jeremy Chapman again to the give an end-to-end tour of Outlook across platforms and device types. Email is still the most common way many people communicate at work. New Outlook experiences in Office 2016 Preview, Windows 10 IT Pro and Developer Preview and on phones provide the richest Outlook capabilities to date. On the desktop, Outlook in the Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview is cloud-connected, it innovates…
  • OneNote Staff Notebooks—streamlining the administration of a school

    OneNote Team
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post on OneNote was written by Andrew Howard, principal of the Sandymoor School in the UK. OneNote has truly revolutionized the way schools can use technology to enhance and transform their processes. For a number of years, schools have used technology to replace old ways of doing things. The chalkboard was replaced by the whiteboard, which in turn was replaced by the interactive whiteboard. But this is merely replacement; if a teacher from the Victorian age were to come forward in time to view a normal school, they would recognize an amazing amount of the day-to-day work of a…
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  • Automatic Labs Sponsoring TidBITS

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Please welcome our latest TidBITS sponsor, Automatic Labs, makers of the Automatic car adapter and iPhone app for helping you drive smarter, safer, and with fewer hassles! 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.
  • Nicecast 1.11.4

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:22 am
    Reduces audio pipeline latency and updates Instant On to version 8.0.7. ($59 new, free update, 8.6 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
  • iMovie 10.0.8

    26 Apr 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Fixes a bug that caused iMovie to crash on launch. ($14.99 new, free update, 2.0 GB) 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 2.1.3

    26 Apr 2015 | 9:22 pm
    Provides fixes for multiple crashes. ($39.99 new, free update, 37.7 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.
  • Hazel 3.3.5

    26 Apr 2015 | 9:22 pm
    Adds support for importing images into Photos for Mac. ($29 new, free update, 9.0 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
 
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    RoughlyDrafted

  • Apple, Inc to darken the sun in 2017

    danieleran
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Daniel Eran Dilger Apple’s increasing reliance on solar energy to power its data centers and other facilities will coincide with an extensive darkening of the sun in the United States within two years, scientists say. The company has hinted at such plans in its coded marketing messages ever since it began taking over the smartphone […]
  • Inside iCloud: Apple Inc has quietly doubled its Reno, Nevada data center site

    danieleran
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    Apple has greatly expanded its data center near Reno, Nev., about four hours east of Silicon Valley. However, it appears that the company’s aggressive growth in iCloud server capacity is only just getting started, with massive room for expansion surrounding the facilities. The initial facilities at Apple’s data center within the new Reno Technology Park […]
  • Site cleared for Apple’s new flagship retail store at San Francisco’s Union Square

    danieleran
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Daniel Eran Dilger Apple’s efforts to build a large new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco have nearly completed the demolition of the existing building on the site, where little remains apart from a concrete foundation, steps and a folk art fountain that will be relocated as part of the construction project. . […]
  • Apple Inc Campus 2 Spaceship Ring tops out cafeteria segment (video)

    danieleran
    21 Mar 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Daniel Eran Dilger The grand, expansive dining area portal of the center “Spaceship” Ring in Apple’s Campus 2 mega-project has reached its ceiling, with a steel structure now only barely visible over the construction barrier from the street, but clearly discernible from the air. Apple Campus 2 Gates, from the street . The current view […]
  • Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple in Shenzhen

    danieleran
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Daniel Eran Dilger Apple has singled out Greater China–including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan–as a primary growth center. AppleInsider took a trip to learn more, starting with a week exploring Taiwan followed by a week in Hong Kong and a week in Guangdong Province in the People’s Republic of China. Futian District, Shenzhen. River […]
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    TUAW

  • Google makes nice with European news publishers

    Jon Fingas
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:07 pm
    European publishers have long chastised Google for allegedly hurting their bottom line, but the internet giant is now trying to meet them half way. It's launching a partnership with eight news outlets (including the UK's Financial Times and Guardian)...
  • Apple Pay hits Best Buy's app, coming to stores later this year

    Devindra Hardawar
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Best Buy, one of the largest Apple Pay holdouts, is changing its mind. Apple CEO Tim Cook just announced during its earnings call that Best Buy stores will support Apple Pay later this year. It's also available starting today within Best Buy's mobile...
  • Apple sold 61 million iPhones last quarter, China now second-biggest market

    Nicole Lee
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Back in January this year, Apple recorded a blockbuster of a quarter thanks to holiday sales of its new, larger-screened handsets. It sold a whopping 74.5 million iPhones in the last three months of 2014, chalking up $74.6 billion in revenue in the p...
  • Rubix's wireless battery sticks to your phone with magnets

    Richard Lai
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:01 pm
    When you're spending most part of the day out and about, chances are at some point you'll have to whip out your portable battery to juice up your smartphone. This usually means stacking your phone on top of a cable-wrapped power bank, and then clumsi...
  • Supersonic air keeps train tracks clear when weather sucks

    Timothy J. Seppala
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Unlike forest fires, you personally can't do much to stop trainwrecks. With that in mind, the folks over at General Electric took a break from tracking your brain on BBQ and devised a way to keep one of the oldest forms of powered-transport on track ...
 
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    MacRumors

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: We're 'Working Hard' to Remedy Apple Watch Supply/Demand Imbalance

    Juli Clover
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:50 pm
    During today's earnings call covering the second fiscal quarter of 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook did not share information on Apple Watch sales, but there were several analyst questions on the new wearable, leading Cook to shed a bit of light on Apple's efforts to fulfill orders. According to Cook, demand for the Apple Watch is much greater than supply, but the company is "working hard to remedy that." He said that Apple made a lot of progress on that over the past week, and was able to deliver the Apple Watch to more customers than Apple had originally anticipated. "We're going to keep doing…
  • Apple Reports Record March Quarter Results of $13.6B Profit on $58B Revenue, Boosts Dividend and Buybacks

    Jordan Golson
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Apple today announced financial results for the second fiscal quarter and first calendar quarter of 2015. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $58 billion and net quarterly profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $45.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $10.2 billion, or $1.66 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin for the quarter was 40.8 percent compared to 39.3 percent in the year-ago quarter, with international sales accounting for 69 percent of revenue. Apple also declared an increased dividend payment of…
  • Apple Forecasted to Report Double-Digit Growth in Second Quarter as Sales Remain Strong

    Joe Rossignol
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Apple will report its financial results later this hour for the second quarter of the 2015 fiscal year, a three-month period spanning January through March that directly followed the holiday shopping season. Apple has offered guidance of between $52 billion and $55 billion in quarterly revenue, while the average of all analysts combined forecasts the company's revenue during the quarter marginally higher at $56.84 billion. Philip Elmer-DeWitt at Fortune has compiled a pair of charts that aggregate all predictions by independent and professional analysts for Apple's revenue, EPS,…
  • Apple Watch Display Quality Judged 'Excellent', Calibrated to Match iPhone 6

    Joe Rossignol
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    DisplayMate Technologies has extensively tested the Apple Watch's flexible OLED display and shared the results today based on several categories, including screen reflection, brightness and contrast with ambient light, color gamut with ambient light, and viewing angle variations. Overall, the company found the Apple Watch to have an "excellent smart watch display" with accurate colors and picture quality. In a side-by-side comparison with the iPhone 6 display, the display calibration company found that Apple has taken measures to ensure that the Apple Watch display has the same colors, color…
  • Apple Seeds Second OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite Beta to Developers, First Public Beta Version

    Juli Clover
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:02 am
    Apple today seeded the second beta of OS X 10.10.4 to developers, approximately a week and a half since releasing the first 10.10.4 beta and nearly three weeks after releasing OS X 10.10.3 with the Photos for OS X app to the public. Alongside the new developer beta, Apple also released the first public beta version of OS X 10.10.4. Developers can download the new beta, build 14E11f, through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store or through the Mac Developer Center. OS X 10.10.3 introduced several consumer-facing changes including the new Photos for OS X app, a redesigned emoji…
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  • The ultimate guide to how and where to use Apple Pay

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:50 pm
    It’s official: Tim Cook named 2015 as “the year of Apple Pay.” Apple’s flagship mobile payment platform is off to a running start in the U.S., with support for an impressive number of banking partners and retail stores that’s practically growing by the day. And iPhone users are rampantly using it—Whole Foods Market has seen mobile payments increase by more than 400 percent since Apple Pay launched in October 2014.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Apple's killer Q2: 61.2 million iPhones sold, $13.6 billion in profit

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Apple continues its strong fiscal year with record-breaking second-quarter iPhone sales: The company sold 61.2 million iPhones in the quarter ending March 28, which also happened to be the second biggest quarter for iPhone sales ever. (The first? Last quarter, when the Cupertino company sold 74.5 million iPhones.)Apple raked in a profit of $13.6 billion off $58 billion in revenue, beating analyst expectations and its own. Apple forecast internally that it would hit $55 billion and analysts expected $56.08 billion from the company during the second quarter, up from $45.6 billion during the…
  • Apple Watch: How to send and reply to text messages

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Text messages are an important means of communication, and with the Apple Watch, you can send and receive messages without needing to look at your iPhone.Let’s take a look at how text messages are handled on the Apple Watch.How to read to a text on Apple Watch When you receive a text message while wearing Apple Watch, you’ll be able to respond instantly without having to pull out your iPhone. You’ll be alerted to the message with a gentle tap using Apple’s Taptic technology, and an alert will sound if you’re not using the device on silent.To read this article in full or to leave a…
  • Apple Watch gets dunked and drilled, but comes out strong in durability tests

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
    The Apple Watch is getting the initiation that inevitably comes to all new gadgets: the torture test.  Yes, there are those willing to spend money on a top-flight gadget just to see how far you can push its before it breaks. Why this matters: Apple has some bold claims about the Apple Watch’s craftsmanship, highlighting “scratch-proof” sapphire crystal and an aluminum build on the Watch Sport that the company says is 60 percent stronger than standard alloys. When you’re spending several hundred dollars on the latest technology, you want to know it lives up to the promise.
  • Apple Watch: How to make and answer phone calls

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Straight out of Dick Tracy, fiction has become reality and you can talk to friends and family from your wrist, thanks to the Apple Watch.Want to know how to do it? Let’s go step-by-step on making phone calls with the Apple Watch.How to answer a call on Apple Watch When someone calls you while you’re wearing your Apple Watch (and it’s paired to your iPhone), you’ll be alerted by a subtle vibration and an audible ringtone (if you haven’t set the device to silent).To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • TripIt Arrives on the Apple Watch

    dsellers
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:10 pm
    TripIt (www.tripit.com) from Concur has launched its Apple Watch app. It gives flight, hotel and rental car information, as well as real-time flight alerts for TripIt Pro users, all without having to slow down and pull out their phones.   "Our mission is to help travelers get one step closer to experiencing the perfect trip. One of the ways we do that is by taking advantage of new technologies, like the Apple Watch, that have the ability to drastically change the way we travel from now on," says Jen Moyse, head of product for TripIt from Concur.   read more
  • Apple expands capital returns program to $200 billion

    dsellers
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Apple says its Board of Directors has authorized an increase of more than 50% to the company’s program to return capital to shareholders. Under the expanded program, Apple plans to utilize a cumulative total of US$200 billion of cash by the end of March 2017.  As part of the revised program, the Board has increased its share repurchase authorization to $140 billion from the $90 billion level announced last year. In addition, the company expects to continue to net-share-settle vesting restricted stock units. read more
  • Apple reports record second quarter results

    dsellers
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Apple has announced the financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter that ended March 28. The company posted quarterly revenue of US$58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share. read more
  • Anawiki launches Avalon Legends Solitaire 2 for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    Anawiki Games (http://www.anawiki.com) has announced Avalon Legends Solitaire 2 for Mac OS X (10.6.5 or higher). It costs US$9.97. read more
  • Cindori AB releases Disk Sensei for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:25 am
    Cindori AB (http://tinyurl.com/obyclqf) has released Disk Sensei, a disk performance tool for Mac OS X. It can monitor, maintain and enhance storage performance and utilization. Disk Sensei lets you: monitor drive usage and statistics; analyze drive health; visualize drive content to help understand and maintain your file system; clean out space-hogging caches, logs and other large files; optimize drive performance and free up space through advanced OS X tweaks; enable Trim for Solid State Drives; and benchmark drives and compare their performance. read more
 
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    Touch Arcade

  • 'Five Nights at Freddy's 4' is Happening This Halloween

    Carter Dotson
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:19 pm
    If you thought Five Nights at Freddy's [$2.99], the hit horror franchise from Scott Cawthon that has proved to be a hit on both desktop and mobile, was coming to an end, you were wrong. Cawthon posted on his website (down as of writing) that Five Nights at Freddy's 4 is in the works with a teaser image indicating it's "The Final Chapter," though that's hardly stopped horror franchises in the past. We'll see if this is for real. There's a release date mentioned of October 31st, 2015, but with the desktop versions of the game hitting before the mobile ones, it's possible there might be a wait.
  • Get Some Free Summons and Gold in 'Dungeon Link' With This Code

    Carter Dotson
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:01 pm
    If you're playing Dungeon Link [Free] from Gamevil and want to get a leg up on the competition, we have a special code to get you 10000 gold and 3 free normal summons so that you can help power up your characters. Use the code TOUCHARCADE1 to get your freebies. Go to Settings (the gear icon) on the home screen, select Notice, then the Enter Your Promo Code Here banner. Put in TOUCHARCADE1, return to the home screen, and in the mailbox (the envelope icon), you'll have your rewards to claim. These should help you out in your quest to assembling the best team possible in Dungeon Link. We also…
  • 'Battledots' is an Abstract Combat Strategy Game with Cross-Platform Online Multiplayer

    Carter Dotson
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:22 pm
    German studio KM-Games has announced that their new game Battledots will be releasing on Wednesday, April 29th. This is a kind of combat strategy game, where you're deploying your armies of dots across five lanes, trying to defeat your opponents. You choose 6 dots to deploy with, and fight by unleashing them, hopefully countering your opponents' attacks to outscore them and take out their troops. There's over a hundred levels to play, along with same-device multiplayer, and even online battles. Battledots will be releasing simultaneously on iOS, Android, and even Windows Phone, all for $0.99.
  • Norse Mythology, Sci-Fi, and Telekinesis Meet in 'Rok', Coming Soon

    Carter Dotson
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Stitch Games has just announced their upcoming action-adventure game Rok, an intriguing-looking action-puzzler with Norse elements. You'll be helping the protagonist, an ancient prisoner, escape their predicament by using telekinesis and following a mysterious voice to guide you. Maybe there's a reason they were in prison, but you'll have to play to find out. You can interact with the environment to spring traps and manipulate the world to help this prisoner along, and to avoid some of the enemies hunting him down. Rok is being made for tablets, with the iPad version expected in June, and…
  • 'Magic Shot' Review - Let Chaos Reign

    Carter Dotson
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:54 am
    I am definitely a formalist when it comes to video games. I don't think that games without structure or failure conditions are any less valuable as interactive works or as artistic achievements. I just enjoy my time with clickers more than I do, say, The Sailor's Dream [$3.99]. I like structure and progression, having a goal to attain. It motivates me to play, and when I no longer care about the goal, that will get me to stop playing. Simple as that. So, Magic Shot [$2.99] with its pedigree of these sorts of formless games like Desert Golfing [$1.99] and Golfinity [Free], where they promise…
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Apple’s Q2 2015: iPhone 6 is still star of the show, iPads are still weak

    Andrew Cunningham
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Apple's earnings report for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 has arrived, and while the numbers are different the story is pretty much the same as last quarter. iPhone sales are way up, and they account for over two-thirds of Apple's revenue. Macs continue to grow at a respectable rate, while iPads take another sharp year-over-year tumble. Apple broke quarterly records with $13.6 billion in profit and $58 billion in revenue, compared to $10.2 billion in profit and $45.6 billion in revenue in Q2 of 2014. It maintained a gross margin of 40.8 percent. These results easily beat Apple's…
  • In progress: Apple’s Q2 2015 earnings call liveblog

    Andrew Cunningham
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:46 pm
    It's that time again: Apple reports its financial results for the second quarter of its fiscal 2015 today at 5pm Eastern. As usual, you can join us live for coverage of the call, a breakdown of what the results mean for Apple's various product lines, and plenty of charts mapping out the data. Remember, this quarter runs from the beginning of January to the end of March, so this will be Apple's last quarter without the Apple Watch. Going forward, watch sales will be lumped into the "other products" category with the iPod, Beats headphones, Apple TVs, AirPorts, and other peripherals, so we…
  • Apple Watch 101: Unpacking, pairing, and poking

    Andrew Cunningham
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    Andrew Cunningham The Apple Watch Sport comes in a long rectangular case. From what we've seen, watches with loop bands are shipping in square boxes, and Apple Watch Editions come in fancy leather charging cases. 10 more images in gallery Our Apple Watch arrived this morning. However you feel about smart watches as a concept or the Apple Watch in particular, the fact of the matter is that this wearable already has momentum behind it by virtue of being a brand-new product from the world's biggest consumer electronics company. Developers are already here, although many of them are still trying…
  • Critical HTTPS bug may open 25,000 iOS apps to eavesdropping attacks

    Dan Goodin
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    At least 25,000 iOS apps available in Apple's App Store contain a critical vulnerability that may completely cripple HTTPS protections designed to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks that steal or modify sensitive data, security researchers warned. As was the case with a separate HTTPS vulnerability reported earlier this week that affected 1,500 iOS apps, the bug resides in AFNetworking, an open-source code library that allows developers to drop networking capabilities into their iOS and OS X apps. Any app that uses a version of AFNetworking prior to the just-released 2.5.3 may expose data…
  • iFixit: Replacing the Apple Watch’s battery is easy, replacing the S1 is hard

    Andrew Cunningham
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:51 am
    For as much as we've heard about the Apple Watch in the last month, we've heard almost nothing about the stuff that makes it (figuratively) tick. Apple mentioned the S1 "System in Package" back in September when it unveiled the watch, but the company has said almost nothing about it since, and we didn't know anything about battery capacity or the other components. Today, the teardown mages at iFixit have answered at least a few questions in their teardown of a 38 mm Apple Watch Sport, though concrete information about the S1's inner workings continues to elude us. Some components were…
 
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    MacStories

  • Apple Q2 2015 Results: $58 Billion Revenue, 61.2 Million iPhones, 12.6 Million iPads Sold

    Federico Viticci
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Apple has published their Q2 2015 financial results for the quarter that ended in March 2015. The company posted revenue of $58 billion. The company sold 12.6 million iPads, 61.2 million iPhones, and 4.6 million Macs, earning a quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion. “We are thrilled by the continued strength of iPhone, Mac and the App Store, which drove our best March quarter results ever,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re seeing a higher rate of people switching to iPhone than we’ve experienced in previous cycles, and we’re off to an exciting start…
  • curbi: Amazing Parental Controls for Your Child’s iPhone, iPad or iPod touch [Sponsor]

    Federico Viticci
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    curbi is a breakthrough in parental controls for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. For the first time, parents have a way to effectively manage their child’s mobile online experience. Using a combination of remote management and content filtering, curbi provides parents with an easy way to implement their household’s device usage rules on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. All a parent has to do is enroll the child’s device with curbi then everything happens from the parent’s management app on the iPhone, iPad or on the Web. Rules can be set (Bedtime is a favorite) and…
  • Watch Faces and Complications

    Federico Viticci
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:51 am
    With the Apple Watch now in the hands of customers, some smart people have started commenting on the device and sharing their first impressions. A recurring theme in my RSS feeds today has been the wish for third-party additions to complications and watch faces. Jason Snell writes: The third-party story is going to be huge as time goes on. Current third-party apps are okay, but they’re incredibly limited. With some of Apple’s built-in apps, you can get a better sense of what might be possible on this device. But I have to admit, I’m most excited by the idea of third-party…
  • Featured on Tim Cook’s Keynote

    Federico Viticci
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:15 am
    Frederic Filloux on the story of Replay and how it got featured at Apple's iPad Air 2 keynote last year: In September 2014, while at the Stupeflix Paris office, Nicolas Steegmann got a call from Apple in Cupertino. Once the caller identified herself, Nicolas knew something up. The contact came after Stupeflix presentations to Apple’s team in Paris. In rather elliptic terms, Steegman’s interlocutor said it would be great if two members of the company, a developer and a designer, could be in Cupertino the next day. ‘They will have to stay at least two weeks’, she said.
  • Unread 1.5 Adds iOS 8 Share Sheet, 1Password Support

    Federico Viticci
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:09 am
    Originally created by Jared Sinclair and later acquired by Supertop, Unread is one of the few reading apps that's been unmistakably built for the age of multitouch. By abstracting traditional UI complexities from an RSS reader to achieve a purity of text and images, Unread features an excellent reading experience on the iPhone and iPad with comfortable gestures that make the app feel natural, fresh, and useful. As I wrote last year, lauding Unread's use of gestures: When taken all together, the fast transitions, large touch targets, and action menu make for a solid one-handed experience that…
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  • What Other Apple Products Will Ship This Year?

    Kraig Becker
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Now that the Apple Watch and the new MacBook have shipped to customers, the fervor that surrounds new Apple products is likely to die down – at least for a little while. But the Cupertino-based company is far from finished releasing new products this year, that much is certain. From the devices that we know are coming, to those that are still just rumors, here’s what Apple fans can expect from the tech giant in the months ahead.  New iPhones and iPads You don’t have to be psychic to be able to predict new iPhones and iPads will be released later this year. I’ll even go…
  • 5 Places to Use Your New Apple Watch

    Kraig Becker
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    After months of waiting, the Apple Watch is finally here. The latest gadget to come out of Cupertino is available in stores today, and those who were lucky enough to preorder one will soon have them on their wrists. Apple has said that the Watch is it’s most personal device yet, and if it lives up to that hype, we’re likely to only take them off when it is time to charge them. After getting a glimpse of what the smartwatch is capable of, it is easy to see how it is going to have an impact on our day-to-day lives. Here are five places where the Apple Watch will quickly become…
  • Runaway Frog: The First Real Animated Game for Apple Watch

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Why did the frog cross the street? Because developer Tim Trinkies decided it has to; and just like the chicken, the Runaway Frog has to brave the dangers of the street, which are basically automobiles that don’t care much whether they hit the frog or not. Runaway Frog is supposed to be the first real animated game for the Apple Watch and is already available in the App Store for $0.99 From its makers: Runaway Frog is a game specifically for Apple Watch and it’s unique in his gameplay. The crazy little frog needs help when crossing the dangerous streets. You can play directly on…
  • iOS Tracks the Locations You Visit Frequently, Here’s How to Stop It

    Kraig Becker
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Locational Services in iOS are always a bit of a hot-button topic with iPhone users. On the one hand, this feature of the mobile operating system provides some fantastic functionality, but on the other it walks a fine line with invading our privacy. While Apple has taken great strides at being more transparent with how this data is used, many iPhone owners are still a little creeped out by the way their devices track their movements. Take for example the “Frequent Locations” options, which keeps tabs of where you’ve been, how many times you’ve been there, and how…
  • 5 Paid iOS Apps Gone Free (April 22, 2015)

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Let’s make sure that you don’t experience the mid-week blues today, shall we? There are always good deals in the App Store, but we’ll make it easy for you. We’ve looked at paid iOS apps gone free this week so that you won’t have to search for them yourself. 1. VideoScribe Anywhere VideoScribe Anywhere allows you to create whiteboard animations easily and quickly. Wherever you are. If you’ve been a slacker and have forgotten that you need an explainer video for that meeting you have in an hour, this app just might save your bum. With an original price of…
 
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  • Apple Pay to host Discover payments beginning this fall

    Chris Barylick
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    Tweet This fall, you will be able to use Apple Pay for your Discover card transactions. Just try not to carry a balance. Discover announced on Monday that it will enable Apple Pay support for credit and debit cardholders at eligible financial institutions in the United States this fall. Discover will also support in-app purchases made using Apple Pay on compatible iPhones, iPads and Apple Watch. Customers with an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or paired Apple Watch will be able to make payments at thousands of participating retailers and vendors throughout the United States. The accounts will…
  • Apple Watch battery details posted, specs now available

    Chris Barylick
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:26 am
    Tweet If you were curious about the Apple Watch’s battery life, Apple just posted the specs. The company posted a technical specification web page, complete with details as to service and recycling for the wearable’s batteries. The page states that the Watch should hold 80 percent of its original capacity at 1,000 “complete” charge cycles — meaning charging from empty to full. Typically, batteries last longer if they’re only partially depleted before being recharged. That performance is identical to iPads and MacBooks, though those devices have much greater…
  • Apple internal documents point towards expected gradual discoloration, deformation of Apple Watch Sport and Leather bands

    Chris Barylick
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
    Tweet The good news is that you’ve got your paws on your spiffy new Apple Watch, it’s in the mail or it’s due to ship soon. The bad news is that the band on the Sport or Leather Apple Watch band isn’t the hardiest of warriors and can be expected to become discolored or deformed over time. And Apple knows it. An internal Apple document states that users can expect some discoloration for Apple’s fluoroelastomer Sport and selection of leather bands over time with normal wear and tear. Apple notes that discoloration of leather bands is “due to sweat or lotions” and…
  • Apple Watch launches quiet, most inventory spoken for

    Chris Barylick
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:11 am
    Tweet It’s Friday, April 24th, the long-awaited day of the Apple Watch launch/the Watchening. And it’s pretty quiet out there. Unlike many of Apple’s product launches, there isn’t much inventory of the device in the stores, the lion’s share of the inventory has been spoken for via massive pre-order sales numbers and the few stores that have units in stock are apparently experiencing long lines from customers eager to get their hands on the item. Over at the 4th Street Apple Store in Berkeley, California, it was business as usual. Pulling in at 8:45 AM, I noticed…
  • Australian users test Apple Watch, find unit is more waterproof than initially thought

    Chris Barylick
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
    Tweet The Apple Watch is apparently a bit more waterproof than had been imagined. After snagging their Apple Watch units, a few Aussie Apple Watch buyers over at FoneFox put the wearable through a variety of waterproof tests to see how much moisture the unit could take before failure. The first test is a basic splash test followed by a five minute simulated shower complete with shampoo and soap, at the end of which the Apple Watch comes out noticeably unscathed and completely responsive to inputs on both its touch interface and digital crown. It should be pointed out that all of the tests…
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  • olloclip Macro 3-in-1 Lenses for iPhone 6/6 Plus – Review

    Curt Blanchard
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Macro 3-IN-1 Lens Kit for iPhone 6/6 Plus Manufacturer: olloclip MSRP: $69.99 Macro 3-in-1 Lens Kit olloclip makes a wide variety of quality lenses for use on mobile phones and tablets. Their latest entry is a Macro Lens kit for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. With these lenses, you can magnify subjects 7x, 14x, […]
  • TechFan #206 – Naughty Google

    Tim Robertson
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:54 am
    What Mac would you buy if your current Mac died? We asked Twitter that question, and this episode features the answers! Also, someone is naughty inside Google, Windows OEM explained, and GarageBand hates Tim this episode. Download and listen here RSS Feed for your podcast app Subscribe in iTunes Links: Naughty Google (updated: see it […]
  • iBattery Case for iPhone 6 – Review

    Curt Blanchard
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    iBattery Case for iPhone 6 Manufacturer: LifeCHARGE MSRP: $79.99 (Internet pricing: $69.99) LifeCharge The LifeCHARGE iBattery case for iPhone 6 charges your phone and provides you with plenty of extra power for long days, plane trips, or weekends off the grid. An iPhone case is a personal choice since your phone is in your pocket […]
  • Feral Mac gaming podcast – DiRT 3 Complete Edition

    MyMac
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:17 am
    This is cool for DiRT 3 Mac gamers!
  • Lumix ZS50 – A Camera With iOS Integration

    Curt Blanchard
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Lumix ZS50—A Camera With iOS Integration Commentary by Curt Blanchard This is not meant to be a full camera review. It is published to highlight Panasonic’s new iOS integration. I see this as the beginning of an exciting chapter in digital photography. The Panasonic Lumix ZS50 was introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, […]
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  • Apple plans to return $200 billion to shareholders by 2017

    Buster Hein
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Along with revealing last quarters monstrous profits, Tim Cook has announced that Apple is increasing it’s capital buyback program to the tune of $200 billion. Apple’s Board of Directors have authorized an increase of more than 50 percent to the…Read more ›
  • Apple posts monstrous Q2 2015 results with $58 billion in revenue

    Buster Hein
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Apple has released the numbers for its Q1 2015 financial results, and they’re monstrous. Not only did Apple manage to have the second most successful earnings in the company’s history, but it blew past Wall Street’s expectations with a monstrous…Read more ›
  • Sorry haters, Apple already owns Apple.sucks domain

    Luke Dormehl
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Apple sucks! Or at least it does according to its most recent purchase: the domain name Apple.sucks, which the company has shelled out the cash to acquire. Operated by the company Vox Populi, the .sucks suffix will cost users $2,499 per year…Read more ›
  • Liveblog: Apple looks to make history with Q2 2015 earnings call

    Buster Hein
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:57 pm
    In less than an hour, Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri will reveal whether iPhone 6 sales have continued to sail past Wall Street’s expectations. We’ll be on hand to liveblog all the action from the Q2 2015 Apple earnings…Read more ›
  • Instagram offers up new filters, emoji for hashtags

    David Pierini
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Instagram continues to play with the color wheel, introducing three new filters Monday the company says get inspiration from weekend outdoor adventures. In addition to the filters, named Lark, Reyes and Juno, Instagram now allows users to include emoji on…Read more ›
 
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  • Apple Financials

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Apple reports earnings per share of $2.33 on quarterly revenue of $58 billion "fueled by record second quarter sales of iPhone and Mac and all-time record performance of the App Store."
  • iMovie Bug Patch

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Apple patches a bug in its movie app for Yosemite that made the app crash when opened.
  • Report: Apple Watch

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    experiences
  • Report: Yosemite

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    user interface issues, plus problems with the 10.10.3 update, Remote Apple Events (eppc) bugs and more
  • Report: Applications

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:45 am
    Adobe issues with availability of standalone (non-subscription) software; Quicken issues, updates and alternatives; Apple's new Photos app; iMovie export issues; iMacs vs. old vs. new Mac Pros; Apple user interface issues; OS X performance vs. Linux, etc.
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    On A Mac

  • What Do We Do In Social Media?

    Rolland
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:44 pm
    But what pushes us to get linked? Why is us remain in hint online and reveal our lives with millions of people? What’s the “wonder” of social-networking websites? What is their structure cheap twitter retweets what seasonings do their inventors employ to produce us “register”? People are persuaded to communicate behind a keyboard and monitor rather than being honest in a face to face discussion. This is mostly suitable inside the professional setting. In an e-mail now is easier to fit it also to state the precise strategy all in a form that is well structured.
  • Apps For Blackberry Storm You Shouldn’t Move Without

    Rolland
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
    The thunderstorm that is blackberry is becoming one of the best telephones of Blackberry’s over the previous few years and new programs have been being released left and right. There are thousands and thousands of apps daily, available for the Rim Surprise. You’d be surprised what phones can perform today due to the app growth. Some apps are amusing, useful, enjoyable , business related, and games. The most important apps even hook you up to all of your friends via social networking, locate nearby businesses, help you arrange, and can help you conserve time on your own drive. Some…
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  • TripIt Arrives on the Apple Watch

    dsellers
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:10 pm
    TripIt (www.tripit.com) from Concur has launched its Apple Watch app. It gives flight, hotel and rental car information, as well as real-time flight alerts for TripIt Pro users, all without having to slow down and pull out their phones.   "Our mission is to help travelers get one step closer to experiencing the perfect trip. One of the ways we do that is by taking advantage of new technologies, like the Apple Watch, that have the ability to drastically change the way we travel from now on," says Jen Moyse, head of product for TripIt from Concur.   read more
  • Apple expands capital returns program to $200 billion

    dsellers
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Apple says its Board of Directors has authorized an increase of more than 50% to the company’s program to return capital to shareholders. Under the expanded program, Apple plans to utilize a cumulative total of US$200 billion of cash by the end of March 2017.  As part of the revised program, the Board has increased its share repurchase authorization to $140 billion from the $90 billion level announced last year. In addition, the company expects to continue to net-share-settle vesting restricted stock units. read more
  • Apple reports record second quarter results

    dsellers
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Apple has announced the financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter that ended March 28. The company posted quarterly revenue of US$58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share. read more
  • Anawiki launches Avalon Legends Solitaire 2 for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    Anawiki Games (http://www.anawiki.com) has announced Avalon Legends Solitaire 2 for Mac OS X (10.6.5 or higher). It costs US$9.97. read more
  • Cindori AB releases Disk Sensei for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:25 am
    Cindori AB (http://tinyurl.com/obyclqf) has released Disk Sensei, a disk performance tool for Mac OS X. It can monitor, maintain and enhance storage performance and utilization. Disk Sensei lets you: monitor drive usage and statistics; analyze drive health; visualize drive content to help understand and maintain your file system; clean out space-hogging caches, logs and other large files; optimize drive performance and free up space through advanced OS X tweaks; enable Trim for Solid State Drives; and benchmark drives and compare their performance. read more
 
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  • Apple Reports Record Second Quarter Results

    John Gruber
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Apple: Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28, 2015. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $45.6 billion and net profit of $10.2 billion, or $1.66 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.8 percent compared to 39.3 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 69 percent of the quarter’s revenue. The growth was fueled by record second quarter sales of iPhone and Mac and all-time…
  • The Difference Between Apple and Samsung Industrial Design

    John Gruber
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Rene Ritchie: But when I looked at the picture of Samsung’s product, it wasn’t the sticker that bothered me so much. That, I assume, can be peeled off. It was something else I saw that bothered me, and something I can now never un-see. It’s the lack of basic alignment.  ★ 
  • Apple’s Antitrust Lord

    John Gruber
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    WSJ editorial excoriating Michael Bromwich, the “outside monitor” appointed by Judge Denise Cote: To take one example of this feather-bedding, for Feb. 17 Mr. Bromwich charged Apple with a block-billing entry that included “review relevant media articles.” The same day we published an editorial, “All Along the Apple Watchtower,” as well as excerpts from a related appeals-court hearing. When Apple flagged the expense, Mr. Bromwich replied, “We do not charge the time for reading the newspaper except when the WSJ editorials focus specifically on our work.” We hope we…
  • Consumer Reports’s Initial Apple Watch Test Results

    John Gruber
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Impressive scratch-resistance results, especially for the sapphire crystal on the steel Apple Watch. Water resistance was as good as promised, and the heart rate monitor was as accurate as their highest-rated dedicated chest-strap monitor. More details here.  ★ 
  • Conversation With a Tech Support Scammer

    John Gruber
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    Lenny Zeltser: When investigating an incident that involved domain redirection and a suspected tech support scam, I recorded my interactions with the individual posing as a help desk technician and researched the background of this scheme. It was an educational exchange, to say the least. Here’s what I learned about this person’s and his employer’s techniques and objectives. Fascinating story. That they offer a “senior citizen discount” gives you a clue as to their target audience. (Via InfoSec Taylor Swift.)  ★ 
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  • Apple Watch targeted for launch in additional countries by late June

    Dan Thorp-Lancaster
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:54 pm
    During Apple's Q2 2015 conference call today, CEO Tim Cook said that the Apple Watch should start hitting additional countries in late June. Though the Apple Watch launched in a total of 9 countries last week, the wearable should be coming to additional countries at the end of June, said Apple CEO Tim Cook. As of its launch last week, the Apple Watch is available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US. From Cook: It is a new product for us, and with any kind of new product, you wind up taking some time to fully ramp. Having said that, I think we're…
  • Best Buy adds Apple Pay support in its iPhone app, in-store payments coming later in 2015

    John Callaham
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Best Buy is the latest major US retailer to add support for Apple Pay, first for inside its iPhone app and later in its retail store locations. Apple Pay can be used right now to purchase items via the official Best Buy app for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. There's no word on when Best Buy's US retail locations will begin accepting Apple Pay, with the company only saying it's due sometime "later this year.". Best Buy's press release added: Today's consumers have many different ways to spend their money and we want to give our customers as many options as possible in how they pay for goods…
  • This is Tim: Our live transcript of Cook on Apple's Q2 earnings

    Serenity Caldwell
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Tim Cook spoke at length at Monday's second quarter 2015 earnings call about Apple's earnings, Apple Pay, HealthKit, and more. Here's our ongoing transcript of his remarks and Q&A responses. Tim's opening remarks Good afternoon, everyone, and thanks for joining us. We have a lot of great news to talk about, so I'll jump right in. Today, we're reporting our strongest March quarter ever, with 27 percent revenue growth, and 40 percent earnings per share growth year over year. We're seeing fantastic results for iPhone, with revenue growth of 55 percent year on year, and we're seeing a higher…
  • The Apple Watch App Store boasts more than 3,500 apps

    Dan Thorp-Lancaster
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Apple CEO Tim Cook announced on the company's post-earnings conference call today that more than 3,500 apps are now compatible with the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch only just launched last week, but it looks like there is no shortage of apps for early-adopters to get their hands on, with over 3,500 adding in support for the wearable. Tim Cook cited the 3,500 number during Apple's earnings call after the company reported its best-ever March quarter, with a staggering 61.1 million iPhones sold in the quarter alone. In any case, if you were one of the lucky early pre-order customers for the…
  • Apple Q2 2015 conference call: Just the highlights!

    Rene Ritchie
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Apple has just announced the company's Q2 2015 financial results and, as always, a conference call follows. The call includes statements and a question and answer session. We'll have a complete transcript available after the show. In the meantime, here are live updates of only the most important details and revelations. We're updating as the call happens, so refresh your browser for the latest highlights. Higher rate of switchers than in previous iPhone cycles. Best App Store record ever. $5b in total services revenue. Double digit Mac unit growth in estimate -7% market. Year to date results…
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  • Apple's Next Frontier Is Your Body

    samzenpus
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    Lashdots writes: Amid the unveiling of the Apple Watch, Tim Cook's wrist distracted from another new product last month: ResearchKit, an open source iOS platform designed to help researchers design apps for medical studies—and reach millions of potential research subjects through their iPhones. Alongside the company's new frontiers, like the car and the home, Cook told Jim Cramer last month that health "may be the biggest one of all." As Fast Company reports, Cook says Apple's devices could could help pinpoint diseases within decades—and position the company at the center of a…
  • Apple Watch Launches

    Soulskill
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:59 pm
    An anonymous reader writes: The Apple Watch's release date has arrived: retailers around the world have quietly begun putting them on their shelves, and customers are beginning to receive their shipments. Reviews have been out for a while, including thoughtful ones from John Gruber and Nilay Patel. Apple has published a full user guide for the software, and iFixit has put up a full teardown to take a look at the hardware. They give it a repairability score of 5 out of 10, saying that the screen and battery are easily replaced, but not much else is. Though Apple designated the watch…
  • Researcher Discloses Methods For Bypassing All OS X Security Protections

    samzenpus
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Trailrunner7 writes: For years, Apple has enjoyed a pretty good reputation among users for the security of its products. That halo has been enhanced by the addition of new security features such as Gatekeeper and XProtect to OS X recently, but one researcher said that all of those protections are simple to bypass and gaining persistence on a Mac as an attacker isn't much of a challenge at all. Gatekeeper is one of the key technologies that Apple uses to prevent malware from running on OS X machines. It gives users the ability to restrict which applications can run on their machines by…
  • iOS WiFi Bug Allows Remote Reboot of All Devices In Area

    timothy
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:24 am
    New submitter BronsCon writes: A recently disclosed flaw in iOS 8 dubbed "No iOS Zone" allows an attacker to create a WiFi hot spot that will cause iOS devices to become unstable, crash, and reboot, even when in offline mode. Adi Sharabani and Yair Amit of Skycure are working with Apple for a fix; but, for now, the only workaround is to simply not be in range of such a malicious network.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users

    timothy
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:08 am
    An anonymous reader writes: iTunes users who still run Windows XP started to experience connectivity issues this week. As documented in an Apple Support Communities thread, they can't log into the iTunes store, meaning functions like buying content, watching already purchased movies and TV shows, playing DRM-protected content, backing up, updating, and syncing all do not work.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
 
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  • TripIt Arrives on the Apple Watch

    dsellers
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:10 pm
    TripIt (www.tripit.com) from Concur has launched its Apple Watch app. It gives flight, hotel and rental car information, as well as real-time flight alerts for TripIt Pro users, all without having to slow down and pull out their phones.   "Our mission is to help travelers get one step closer to experiencing the perfect trip. One of the ways we do that is by taking advantage of new technologies, like the Apple Watch, that have the ability to drastically change the way we travel from now on," says Jen Moyse, head of product for TripIt from Concur.   read more
  • Apple expands capital returns program to $200 billion

    dsellers
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Apple says its Board of Directors has authorized an increase of more than 50% to the company’s program to return capital to shareholders. Under the expanded program, Apple plans to utilize a cumulative total of US$200 billion of cash by the end of March 2017.  As part of the revised program, the Board has increased its share repurchase authorization to $140 billion from the $90 billion level announced last year. In addition, the company expects to continue to net-share-settle vesting restricted stock units. read more
  • Apple reports record second quarter results

    dsellers
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Apple has announced the financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter that ended March 28. The company posted quarterly revenue of US$58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share. read more
  • Anawiki launches Avalon Legends Solitaire 2 for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    Anawiki Games (http://www.anawiki.com) has announced Avalon Legends Solitaire 2 for Mac OS X (10.6.5 or higher). It costs US$9.97. read more
  • Cindori AB releases Disk Sensei for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:25 am
    Cindori AB (http://tinyurl.com/obyclqf) has released Disk Sensei, a disk performance tool for Mac OS X. It can monitor, maintain and enhance storage performance and utilization. Disk Sensei lets you: monitor drive usage and statistics; analyze drive health; visualize drive content to help understand and maintain your file system; clean out space-hogging caches, logs and other large files; optimize drive performance and free up space through advanced OS X tweaks; enable Trim for Solid State Drives; and benchmark drives and compare their performance. read more
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  • MacRumors Giveaway: Pad & Quill Valet Luxury Sleeve and Apple Watch Accessory

    Marianne Schultz
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    For our next giveaway here at MacRumors, we've again partnered with Pad & Quill, the maker of premium MacBook, iPhone, and iPad cases and other accessories. Pad & Quill is graciously offering a package of two prizes for this giveaway – the winner will be able to choose one leather Valet Luxury Sleeve (for the 11-inch Macbook Air, 12-inch MacBook, or 13-inch MacBook Pro, or the 15-inch MacBook Pro) plus any one of the company's Apple Watch Accessories. The Valet Luxury Sleeves are made of full-grain leather and have hand-pounded copper rivet closures, and also feature extra pockets to carry…
  • Buyer's Guide: Deals on MacBook Air, Retina MacBook Pro, Apple Accessories, and More

    Juli Clover
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Tomorrow is the launch of the Apple Watch, so we're doing our deals post a day early this week. On the eve of the Apple Watch release, deals are similar to last week's -- good, but not great. If you're looking to buy an iPad Air 2, you might want to wait a week, but it's an okay time to pull the trigger on a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, new or old. Along with the standard discounts on Macs and iOS devices, we've also rounded up this week's app deals and a few deals on some useful Apple accessories. iPad Air 2 Best Buy continues to offer the lowest prices we've seen on a single iPad Air 2: the…
  • How to Add and Organize Images in Photos for OS X Yosemite

    Lory Gil
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:29 am
    Once you've migrated your image library from iPhotos or Aperture (or both), you'll probably want to add all the images from your iPhone or iPad and get everything organized so you can quickly find pictures from specific dates and events in the future. To help you accomplish both of these tasks, we've written up a tutorial that provides an overview of how to import pictures into the Photos app on OS X Yosemite and gives a few suggestions for how to organize your collection. Importing Pictures Connect your device (iPhone, iPad, or digital camera) to your computer using the USB connector and…
  • Apple Releases iMac Graphics Update to Fix JPEG Freezing Issue on OS X Yosemite

    Juli Clover
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:25 am
    Apple today released an iMac Graphics Update for users of the more recent iMacs, fixing an issue that caused the computers to freeze up after viewing very large JPEG Files. Affected iMacs include the late 2014 27-inch Retina iMac, the late 2013 21.5-inch iMac, and the late 2013 27-inch iMac. Apple has also released an accompanying support document that describes the issue in more detail, suggesting the problem occurs when opening a large JPEG image in Finder or Preview on OS X Yosemite 10.10.3.If you're using using OS X Yosemite v10.10.3 and one of the following iMac models, viewing certain…
  • Video Software Chief Randy Ubillos Retiring After 20 Years at Apple

    Joe Rossignol
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    Apple's former Chief Architect of Video Applications Randy Ubillos announced on Twitter today that he is retiring after working for 20 years at the Cupertino-based company on professional video and photo software. Ubillos is best known as the creator of the first three versions of Adobe Premiere and KeyGrip, which was sold to Apple and released as Final Cut Pro. After an amazing 20 years working on Apple products, today is my last day. I look forward to retirement and the adventures ahead. :-)— Randy Ubillos (@ubillos) April 23, 2015 While not a household name like some other Apple…
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  • After Hours Market Likes Apple’s Record Q2 Earnings

    Bryan Chaffin
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Shares of Apple Inc. traded higher in the after hours market, as investors voted with their dollars on the company's second quarter results. $AAPL was trading at $134.40 per share, a gain of $1.75 (+1.32 percent), as of this writing.
  • MCX Member Best Buy To Accept Apple Pay

    Kelly Guimont
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:10 pm
    In Monday's earnings call, CEO Tim Cook mentioned Apple Pay and specifically noted that MCX member and Apple Pay holdout Best Buy will be accepting Apple Pay in-app and in stores soon.The Mac Observer Spin: Best Buy was not accepting Apple Pay because it joined MCX, which was an exclusive relationship with plans to accept CurrentC, a payment system that is supposed to come sometime in 2015.
  • SKEYE Nano Drone Fits in Your Hand: $34.99

    Bryan Chaffin
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Check out the SKEYE Nano Drone, a quadcopter drone that measures just 4 centimeters on a side. That's small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. It has three flight modes, one for beginners who are just learning to fly, another for more advanced pilots, and a third, âexpertâ mode for seasoned flight veterans. The company that makes it says it will fly outdoors, but I personally imagine it's far better suited for indoor flight because of its size. At $34.99 through our deal (regularly $60), it's an inexpensive way to find out how much fun flying a quadcopter is.
  • Tim Cook: Apple Watch Coming to Other Countries in Late June

    Jeff Gamet
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Apple Watch will likely be available in more countries by the end of June, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. He confirmed the obvious when he told investors and analysts Monday afternoon that demand is currently far exceeding demand, but added that production is ramping up.
  • Apple Bumps Dividend 11 Percent, Expands Shareholder Returns to $200 Billion

    Bryan Chaffin
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Apple announced Monday a significant increase to its shareholder capital return program to a cumulative total of $200 billion. The company is increasing its share repurchase program by $50 billion, while its dividends will be increased 11 percent to $0.52 per share.
 
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  • Apple Reports Record Second Quarter Results

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28. The company posted quarterly revenue of $58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $45.6 billion and net profit of $10.2 billion, or $1.66 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.8 percent compared to 39.3 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 69 percent of the quarter’s revenue. “We are thrilled by the continued strength of iPhone, Mac, and the App Store, which drove our…
  • Apple Expands Capital Return Program to $200 Billion

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Apple today announced that its board of directors has authorized an increase of more than 50 percent to the company’s program to return capital to shareholders. Under the expanded program, Apple plans to utilize a cumulative total of $200 billion of cash by the end of March 2017. As part of the revised program, the board has increased its share repurchase authorization to $140 billion from the $90 billion level announced last year. In addition, the company expects to continue to net-share-settle vesting restricted stock units. The board has also approved an increase of 11 percent to the…
  • Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 8

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Apple today announced it will hold its 26th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 8 through June 12 at San Francisco’s Moscone West, with more sessions than ever before streamed live to developers worldwide. WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs, and the Apple Design Awards. “The App Store ignited an app ecosystem that is simply amazing, forever changing the lives of customers and creating millions of jobs worldwide,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We’ve got…
  • Apple Announces ResearchKit Available to Medical Researchers

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Apple today announced that ResearchKit, a software framework designed for medical and health research, is now available. Medical researchers will be able to use ResearchKit to develop their own apps, and developers can also contribute new research modules to the open source framework. “We are delighted and encouraged by the response to ResearchKit from the medical and research community and the participants contributing to medical research. Studies that historically attracted a few hundred participants are now attracting participants in the tens of thousands,” said Jeff Williams,…
  • Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor with new features for motion graphics and key enhancements to accelerate video editing, packaging, and delivery. Final Cut Pro 10.2 introduces stunning 3D titles that are easy to use, improved masking for color grading and effects, native support for more camera formats, and GPU-accelerated RED RAW processing. Motion 5.2 extends the power of 3D titles with the ability to create custom materials and environments and instantly publish them to Final Cut Pro X. Compressor 4.2 makes it easy to package a movie for sale on the iTunes Store.
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  • Weekend Roundup for 26 April 2015

    Ricky Buchanan
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:36 am
    Here are the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of 26 April 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users. OS X Secret Force Click shortcuts: Thirteen Taptic tricks for your new MacBook! How to adjust Force Click firmness on OS X How to assign Force Click on OS X ‘Knock’ Aims to Let You Unlock Your Mac With Your Apple Watch Matias Ergo Pro: Even adjustable keyboards aren’t one-size-fits-all iOS Evaluating iPad technology for enhancing communication skills of children with autism…
  • Weekend Roundup for 19 April 2015

    Ricky Buchanan
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:40 am
    Here are the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of 19 April 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users. OS X Snap&Read; Universal for text-to-speech and text simplification in Chrome browser Been wanting to buy Dragon Dictate? Now is a great time to give your hands a break and get started with dictation. A Quick Way To Enlarge Text in OS X iOS Accessible Apple: Overcoming quadriplegia with the help of iOS Jane Farral’s most awesome AAC apps list has been updated again – great…
  • Weekend Roundup for 12 April 2015

    Ricky Buchanan
    12 Apr 2015 | 2:53 am
    Here are the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of 12 April 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users. OS X Helpful discovery of the day: The Eye Friendly display resolution switcher for OS X. A quick way to change the size of everything on the screen. BeeRaider – interesting alternative efficient keyboard design How to access audio descriptions when watching DVDs on a Mac computer Top 10 keyboard shortcuts every Mac user should know Bookshare’s “Web Reader” Access for…
  • Straps for iPad and iPad Mini – Part 2

    Ricky Buchanan
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:19 am
    There are not a lot of ways to permanently attach a strap or lanyard to your iPad or iPad mini – but there are probably more than you think there are. Here are our best suggestions. Make sure you read all articles in this series: Lanyards and Straps for your iPhone and iPod Touch Straps for iPad and iPad Mini – Part 1 Straps for iPad and iPad Mini – Part 2 Flat Cases with Shoulder Straps or Strap Attachment Points Flat cases are ones that cover the sides and back of the device, so the screen is always available for use. These are often most suitable for special needs users.
  • Weekend Roundup for 5 April 2015

    Ricky Buchanan
    4 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Here are the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of April 5, 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users. Firstly, welcome to the new users who found their way here because of Autism Acceptance Day! ATMac covers users with all disabilities and we are always happy to see newcomers. OS X Quick Tip: Configure the OS X System Clock to Announce the Time at Hourly, Half-Hourly, or Quarter-Hourly Intervals How to use Windows PC peripherals on your new Mac The Kinesis Advantage keyboard comes in both…
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  • Apple Watch Review Diary - Siri

    Mike Flaminio
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:02 am
    Apple is on its third major iteration of Siri and the improvements seem apparent. While I use Siri on occasion for my phone, it's a critical component for the Apple Watch with no keyboard. So the Apple Watch should have made Siri an urgent priority for Apple. On the Apple Watch Siri is quick and responsive. It basically works as well as I'd hope, and given how the Apple Watch is tethered to the iPhone and past experiences using Siri, it's pretty impressive to me. Siri can be launched either by holding down the digital crown or the voice prompt "Hey, Siri" while the watch is active. Both work…
  • Apple Watch Review Diary - Maps/Navigation

    Mike Flaminio
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:45 pm
    The navigation link with Apple Maps is pretty cool. Basically you can initiate a trip on your phone and it will automatically display info on the watch. Similarly, you can initiate a trip on the watch, and the phone will run its map display. The difference is if you initiate on the watch, you won't get voice guidance on the iPhone. On the watch, the display offers the info I like to see when driving. It shows me my next turn, distance to my next turn, and ETA for arrival. Plus the time. You can tap/page to a new screen to see your position on the map. When it's time to make your turn, the…
  • Apple Watch Review Diary - The Controls

    Mike Flaminio
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:14 pm
    The Apple Watch is both familiar and different from iOS devices. The digital crown is interesting. I think I might wish to have some feedback in the turn, sort of like a mouse scroll wheel. So, maybe some ticks as it moves, or maybe not. it just kind of spins and I'm feeling like a little resistance would give the UX of it doing something. The crown can be pressed as sort of home button or spun to zoom or scroll. If you hold it down, it activates Siri. What's interesting is if you hold it down just enough to activate Siri, it will stay active and automatically shut down when it thinks your…
  • Apple Watch Review Diary - The Hardware

    Mike Flaminio
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:58 pm
    I had some concerns on size and weight of the 42mm models. After I realized the specs are actually slightly smaller and lighter than the Pebble, that changed my thinking a bit. Like everyone, my first impression of the Apple Watch was the promotional photos and videos. There's something about the marketing materials to me that make the watch look much bigger and clunky than it is. The design reminded me the original iPhone, which at the time was pretty impressive, but obviously tired and dated. In the photos and videos, it looked thicker and bulkier to me with the rounded design. In person…
  • Apple Watch Apps, shipping issues, pop culture reactions

    Mike Flaminio
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    While we're busy hitting refresh buttons, we'll talk about the first round of Apple Watch apps. Also some drama surrounding the pre-order shipping, and how is the Apple Watch playing out in pop culture?
 
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    MacTalk News

  • Monday Morning News

    26 Apr 2015 | 3:17 pm
    MacTalker Erwin shows off his Apple Watch Sports. A few lucky MacTalkers have now received their Apple Watch and it seems are enjoying them. MacTalkers Erwin tell us “My wife and I got matching his and hers 42 and 38 white sports versions. We are both quite pleased with them really. The best thing are the notifications that you can easily see without the need to pick up the phone. I've also taken two phone calls using the phone and using the watch as a phone has been surprisingly easy.” However the news is not so good for mattcooper, who has posted that he seems to be among the small
  • Thursday Lunchtime News

    22 Apr 2015 | 7:50 pm
    ​Photo iMic. If you weren’t happy to hear you couldn’t pop into your local Apple Store tomorrow and grab a shiny new Apple Watch, you will likely be less impressed with the 9to5Mac report that in fact you will be able to buy them from select boutique fashion locations. Sadly none of them appear to be in Australia.
  • Hands On with Apple Watch

    21 Apr 2015 | 8:27 pm
    As someone that normally holds out from new Apple product launches, even I’ll admit that Apple’s recent introduction of the Apple Watch left me somewhat intrigued. I hadn’t even considered wearing a watch until recently, having become accustomed to the idea of occasionally checking my phone for the time or new notifications, something that throws back to when I first started using the iPhone. Watching Tim Cook introduce the watch in September 2014 raised even more questions in my mind. What
  • Wednesday Morning News

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Apple Store Chadstone logo by Dale Gillard, on Flickr If you are thinking all the various Apple Watch bands are just not meeting your needs, then we have good news for you. PatentlyApple has picked up on some new patents granted to Apple that cover
  • Tuesday Morning News

    20 Apr 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Logo's view by Dale Gillard, on Flickr Reports are starting to surface that some Apple Watch pre-order customers are seeing their credit cards charged and shipping status updating to preparing for shipment. If you pre-ordered be sure to let everyone know if you have been charged over in
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    Macmegasite

  • Origins Journal makes its digital mark on Magzter

    admin
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    New York, New York – A promising literary journal from the US, Origins, chooses the world’s largest and fastest growing global digital multi-platform magazine newsstand and bookstore, Magzter, to expand its digital distribution. This unique and revered journal can be referred to as a rich amalgamation of prose and poetry, written by thoughtful writers. The journal’s in-depth interviews with the best-selling authors are great sources of inspiration for the emerging writers, who wish to carve a name for themselves in the literary field. Several publishers from the US opt to go…
  • Origins Journal makes its digital mark on Magzter

    admin
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    New York, New York – A promising literary journal from the US, Origins, chooses the world’s largest and fastest growing global digital multi-platform magazine newsstand and bookstore, Magzter, to expand its digital distribution. This unique and revered journal can be referred to as a rich amalgamation of prose and poetry, written by thoughtful writers. The journal’s in-depth interviews with the best-selling authors are great sources of inspiration for the emerging writers, who wish to carve a name for themselves in the literary field. Several publishers from the US opt to go…
  • New educational app – Math & Smart Pirates. SeaFight. 1st Grade

    admin
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    Yoshkar-Ola, Russian Federation – Virtual Space OOO today is proud to announce its new educational game, “Math & Smart Pirates. SeaFight. 1st Grade” that makes math fun and easy for kids. The app has a captivating Pirates theme that keeps children engaged and motivated while learning new skills. The app covers the basic math facts for addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Playing with this application kids will master math skills in the shortest possible time. Learning occurs while playing a fun and exciting game! A smart pirate landed on the Math island.
  • New educational app – Math & Smart Pirates. SeaFight. 1st Grade

    admin
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    Yoshkar-Ola, Russian Federation – Virtual Space OOO today is proud to announce its new educational game, “Math & Smart Pirates. SeaFight. 1st Grade” that makes math fun and easy for kids. The app has a captivating Pirates theme that keeps children engaged and motivated while learning new skills. The app covers the basic math facts for addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Playing with this application kids will master math skills in the shortest possible time. Learning occurs while playing a fun and exciting game! A smart pirate landed on the Math island.
  • Dressed fashion app now available on Apple Watch

    admin
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Perth, Australia – Kabuki Vision has released an update to their virtual closet app Dressed, which now includes support for Apple Watch. With the new Apple Watch app, users can browse the outfits they’ve planned for the week and look up details about any item of clothing, right from their wrist. Dressed allows fashion lovers to plan outfits and experiment with new looks by mixing and matching clothing, shoes, and accessories from their own personal wardrobe. Its interface is simple – just swipe garments from the rack onto the customized virtual mannequin to create new…
 
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    prMac

  • TalkToChef to Present The First Video Cooking Hotline at Collision

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    TalkToChef is presenting their world's first video cooking hotline at Collision Conference, held on May 5-6, 2015, in Las Vegas. During the event TalkToChef team featuring two chef-ambassadors who will give a live demo of their service, and the associated mobile apps. Using two-way streaming video technology, TalkToChef allows instant communication in real time without interrupting the cooking process, which can best be described as "Uber for culinary advice."
  • Origins Journal makes its digital mark on Magzter

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    Origins chooses Magzter to expand its digital distribution. This unique and revered journal can be referred to as a rich amalgamation of prose and poetry, written by thoughtful writers. The latest issue of Origins journal features captivating work from numerous talented writers, translators, and visual artists, viz., Susan Agar, Arisa White, Francisco X. Magzter is the the world's largest and fastest growing global digital multi-platform magazine newsstand and bookstore.
  • SPViewer for Apple Watch - Keep Track of Your Project Information

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    Seavus, an international software development and consulting company is delighted to announce that SPViewer, their leading Viewer for Microsoft Project files, is among the first products in the App Store with support for the Apple Watch. The application features a brand new dashboard and is expected to expedite communication and transform the way project managers, project stakeholders and other participants stay informed about the project's progress and monitor the health of their project plans.
  • New educational app - Math & Smart Pirates. SeaFight. 1st Grade

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Virtual Space OOO today announces "Math & Smart Pirates. SeaFight. 1st Grade" that makes math fun and easy for kids. The app has a captivating Pirates theme that keeps children engaged and motivated while learning new skills. The app covers the basic math facts for addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Playing with this application kids will master math skills in the shortest possible time. Learning occurs while playing a fun and exciting game!
  • Dressed fashion app now available on Apple Watch

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Perth based Kabuki Vision has released an update to their virtual closet app Dressed, which now includes support for Apple Watch. Dressed allows fashion lovers to plan outfits and experiment with new looks by mixing and matching clothing, shoes, and accessories from their own personal wardrobe. With the new Apple Watch app, users can browse the outfits they've planned for the week and look up details about any item of clothing, right from their wrist.
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    Macenstein

  • How NOT to clean your Apple gear

    Dr. Macenstein
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:24 pm
    “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”. That is the lesson being learned by one cheating Japanese Apple fan after his (presumably EX) girlfriend sent him photos of all his Apple gear fully submerged in the bathtub, including his iMac. Now, of course this is tragic, and as much as I hate to see […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Midnight Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:28 am
    MIDNIGHT DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 12 hours BUY-IT Price: ? Gems HOW TO BREED: The Midnight Dragon can only be earned by completing the “Star Fall” spring event challenges. (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 […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Monolith Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    17 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    MONOLITH DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 3 hours for v 1&2, 25 hours for v3&4 BUY-IT Price: ? Gems HOW TO BREED: The first two Monolith dragons can only be earned by completing the “Epic Egg Hunt” Easter event. Those first two Monoliths can be bred to get the 3rd and 4th Monoliths (as well as extra […]
  • Review: Seidio’s OBEX Waterproof iPhone case

    Dr. Macenstein
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:04 am
    I’ve has a standalone waterproof Canon camera for years, and while it has certainly allowed me to get shots with the kids out in the ocean that I would be too scared to attempt with my SLR or my iPhone, I never loved that camera. The display was hard to see, especially with sunglasses, the […]
  • Apple’s Spring Ahead event: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh

    Dr. Macenstein
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    Well, it’s been an exciting couple of weeks leading up to Apple’s Spring Ahead Event! Haha, just kidding. I honestly could not be less interested in the Apple watch or this event in general, so let’s see if Apple was able to change my mind. Here’s my take on what was the Good, the Bad, […]
 
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    MacUpdate: Recent Mac OS X

  • EndNote 17.3.0.10362 - Bibliographic management app. (Updater)

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:06 pm
    EndNote is used by millions of researchers, scholarly writers, students, and librarians to search online bibliographic databases, organize their references, images and PDFs in any language, and create bibliographies and figure lists instantly. Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize their references, they do it the easy way-by using EndNote!Version 17.3.0.10362: Improvements to Cite While You Write, library sharing, Groups, Sync, and Reference Manager database conversion. OS X 10.6 or later Download Now
  • UninstallPKG 1.0.10 - Remove packages (.PKG) and all their contents. (Shareware)

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:49 pm
    UninstallPKG allows you to completely remove so called "packages" (file extension .pkg) and all their installed contents from your Mac. It can be used to reclaim precious disk space by removing unwanted functionality like unused printer drivers, or to completely remove applications you no longer use. UninstallPKG can also keep your Mac clean by removing left-over files from applications that you have already partially removed manually. It can remove all 37290 files of Office 2011 at once, or completely remove things like Java or the Flash plugin. It is also able to clean-up after uninstalling…
  • Instastack for Instagram 1.83 - Instagram desktop client. (Demo)

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Instastack for Instagram is an Instagram desktop client. The most elegant way to browse Instagram on the Mac. MenuBar Panel InstaStack is a new tool to help you to discover Instagram social media network. if you want to connect your instagram account from menubar on your mac , InstaStack is your tool. Browse Photo Feeds Browse your Instagram feed, photos you've uploaded, photos you've liked, and popular photos on Instagram. You can also browse user profiles and browse their awesome photos. Interactive with friends Follow and explore users, like and more. Search for photo tags. Get…
  • Daily Workouts 3.00 - 10 to 30 minute daily workout routines. (Commercial)

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Daily Workouts provides great 10 to 30 minute daily workout routines for men and women that step you through some of the best exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home. Daily Workouts combines all of the exercises from Daily AB Workout, Daily ARM Workout, Daily BUTT Workout, Daily CARDIO Workout and Daily LEG Workout. Each workout is different as exercises are pulled at random from the 100+ available exercises to create a great full body workout routine. There are options to do randomly generated routines that target your full body, upper body, lower body or core. You can also…
  • Posterino 3.1 - Create posters, collages, calendars, and postcards. (Demo)

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Posterino offers enhanced customization and flexibility including a variety of new, stylish templates featuring grids of identical or odd-sized image boxes. You can customize the size and shape of these boxes at any time. And with a single click, the application will automatically fill those boxes with random images drawn from the photos you uploaded. If you prefer to manually select images, you can simply drag and drop images into the template. Sharing your photos is quick and simple as well. You can directly upload your completed collages to your Facebook, Twitter or Flickr account from…
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  • Apple Sets New Second Quarter Record With $58 Billion in Revenue

    Alex Brooks
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Quarterly iPhone Unit Shipments (up to Q215) Apple today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter of 2015 which ran from the end of December, 2014 until March end.For the quarter Apple posted revenue of $58 billion and net quarterly profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $45.6 billion and net profit of $10.2 billion, or $1.67 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.3 percent compared to 39.3 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 69 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple…
  • Apple Announces Record Revenue of $74.6 Billion for Q115

    Alex Brooks
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:39 pm
    iPhone Unit Sales (Up to Q115) Apple today announced financial results for its first fiscal quarter of 2015 which ran from the end of September, 2014 until December end. Notably the quarter is the first to feature complete coverage of iPhone 6 sales. For the quarter Apple posted revenue of $74.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share (adjusted for stock split). These results compare to revenue of $57.6 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion, or $14.50 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 37.9 percent compared to 37.9 percent in the…
  • Apple Set to Break Records, but All Eyes on March

    Alex Brooks
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:07 pm
    iPhone 6 – Apple’s biggest phone yet? On Tuesday January 27th, Apple will announce the results of its fiscal first quarter of 2015. Way back in October 2014, Apple told investors to expect total sales somewhere in the range of $63.5 to $66.5 billion—representing, at the midpoint, 15% growth from fiscal Q1 2014. But that seems conservative according to some analysts. Onlookers have been pining over the iPhone sales numbers, which with a full quarter of iPhone 6 sales seem to be mind blowing—but who really knows? In addition, we know iPad sales are likely to continue a decline…
  • My Apps of 2014

    Alex Brooks
    2 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    Inspired by M.G. Siegler, here’s an end of 2014 summary of the apps I’ve been using during the year. At the end of 2015 I’ll do another, and so on. Unlike a lot of individuals who follow Apple and therefore are very interested in new apps, I rarely change my home screen on my iPhone. The apps have largely been static for 12-18 months, but every so often a better version of an app comes along so I’ll do a replacement or the app will update and I’ll move it off the homescreen because I don’t enjoy it anymore or it no longer serves the original purpose…
  • Apple Announces Q414 Revenue of $42.1bn, FY14 Revenue Tops $182bn

    Alex Brooks
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Apple’s fiscal year revenue between 2000 and 2014 Apple today announced financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2014 which ran from July 1, 2014 until September 27. The quarter also marks the end of Apple’s financial year. For the quarter Apple posted revenue of $42.1 billion and net quarterly profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share (adjusted for stock split). These results compare to revenue of $37.5 billion and net profit of $7.5 billion, or $1.18 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. For the fiscal year Apple made a total of $182.79bn in revenue,…
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  • Logo Design Studio Super Bundle

    MacZOT
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Logo Design Studio Super Bundle Get 6 Logo Design apps just $29.99! Normally: $89.99 ZOT Price: $29.99 Click to macZOT!   Awesome logo creation Create professional logos in minutes with the #1 selling logo design software in the world.  With Logo Design Studio Pro, we give you all the tools and graphics to create stunning logos with the click of a button.   Bonus Packs! This awesome logo design bundle includes 5 awesome expansion packs giving you 250+ new logo templates and 1,250+ additional logo graphics.  That's a $50 value and we're throwing it in for free this…
  • Leawo DVD Copy Mac 67% Off Now

    MacZOT
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Leawo DVD Copy Mac 67% Off Now The Best and Easiest-to-use 1:1 Mac DVD copy and backup program to copy DVD movies on Mac Normally: $29.95 ZOT Price: $9.95 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Specially designed for Mac users, Leawo DVD Copy for Mac is a professional and multi-functional DVD copy application. It helps users to copy and backup DVD to hard drive or blank discs. This DVD Copy for Mac provides three different modes for users: Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode. With its unique DVD copy technology, Leawo DVD Copy for Mac is capable of copying both CSS-DVDs as well as…
  • The Super Premium Photoshop Mock-Ups Collection

    MacZOT
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:22 pm
    The Super Premium Photoshop Mock-Ups Collection Normally: $350.00 ZOT Price: $24.00 Click to macZOT! Download Trial     One of the best ways to show somebody a design or to convince a client that your idea is the best is by showing a mock-up of a certain product. It’s the closest you can get to a real product, but without spending money on the product itself. No matter how you take it, mock-ups are a win-win situation. Some of the most used types of mock-up templates nowadays are stationaries and magazines, because – let’s face it – there are a lot of…
  • Paragon 4-in-1 Mac Bundle & Boot Camp Backup

    MacZOT
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Paragon 4-in-1 Mac Bundle & Boot Camp Backup The bundle contains five must-have products for every Mac user: Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 – Paragon HFS for Windows 10 – Paragon ExtFS for Mac OS X 9 – Paragon Camptune X & Paragon Boot Camp Backup. They solve all incompatibility issues of Mac OS X and Windows! Normally: $79.80 ZOT Price: $29.95 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 Get full read and write access to Windows NTFS File System from your Mac® OS X! Using a Mac® is a wonderful experience – until you try to use a…
  • Deliver

    MacZOT
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Deliver Send files easily across Internet and local networks Normally: $19.95 ZOT Price: $9.98 Click to macZOT!   Send and share files easily across the Internet and local networks Deliver offers automatic e-mail notifications, hot folders, delivery to multiple destinations, support for major online services, detailed history and much more KEY FEATURES Send files across the Internet and locally Deliver supports all major online services: FTP, SFTP, Google Storage, Amazon S3, WebDAV, Secure WebDAV, AFP, SMB, as well as local destinations.   Automatic e-mail notifications Deliver…
 
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    MacBlogz

  • Google makes nice with European news publishers

    Jon Fingas
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:07 pm
    European publishers have long chastised Google for allegedly hurting their bottom line, but the internet giant is now trying to meet them half way. It's launching a partnership with eight news outlets (including the UK's Financial Times and Guardian)...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: We're 'Working Hard' to Remedy Apple Watch Supply/Demand Imbalance

    Juli Clover
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:50 pm
    During today's earnings call covering the second fiscal quarter of 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook did not share information on Apple Watch sales, but there were several analyst questions on the new wearable, leading Cook to shed a bit of light on Apple's efforts to fulfill orders. According to Cook, demand for the Apple Watch is much greater than supply, but the company is "working hard to remedy that." He said that Apple made a lot of progress on that over the past week, and was able to deliver the Apple Watch to more customers than Apple had originally anticipated. "We're going to keep doing…
  • Apple Pay hits Best Buy's app, coming to stores later this year

    Devindra Hardawar
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Best Buy, one of the largest Apple Pay holdouts, is changing its mind. Apple CEO Tim Cook just announced during its earnings call that Best Buy stores will support Apple Pay later this year. It's also available starting today within Best Buy's mobile...
  • Apple sold 61 million iPhones last quarter, China now second-biggest market

    Nicole Lee
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Back in January this year, Apple recorded a blockbuster of a quarter thanks to holiday sales of its new, larger-screened handsets. It sold a whopping 74.5 million iPhones in the last three months of 2014, chalking up $74.6 billion in revenue in the p...
  • Rubix's wireless battery sticks to your phone with magnets

    Richard Lai
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:01 pm
    When you're spending most part of the day out and about, chances are at some point you'll have to whip out your portable battery to juice up your smartphone. This usually means stacking your phone on top of a cable-wrapped power bank, and then clumsi...
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2015.04.22

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:22 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 522. Apple Watch sales, how’d they do. Look at the 12-inch Macbook Guts. Apple ramps up eco-marketing. Apple Pay in Canada. Apple Watch Try-on. Apple Watch UI Guide. iTunes messing up metadata. Some more things in Photos. Enable Macbook Power "Chime". 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 in: HTML or OPML Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
  • Maccast 2015.04.09

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:09 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 521. Apple Watch Day is here. Retailers key to Apple Pay success. Macbook arrives soon too. Apple’s demands slowing TV service. Mac OS X 10.10.3 and iOS 8.3 updates. Tips on buying used iPhones. My podcast workflow. Photos for OS X tips. Thing of the Moment: HBO Now. Special thanks to our sponsor: Gazelle - The fast and easy place to get cash for your used iPhone, iPad, and other Apple gadgets Shownotes in: HTML or OPML Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
  • Maccast 2015.03.31

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:12 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 520. Will Apple Watch supplies be low? More on the Apple Watch buying experience. New Apple TV hardware soon? Apple acquisitions points to Cloud. OS X 10.10.3 beta and iOS 8.3 beta updates. Macbook Air upgrade has surprises. Apple revamped Beats headed by Reznor. Updated 4-inch iPhone model. Thanks ifo Apple Store. Choosing an Apple Watch band. Damages Macbook Pro screens. Interview: Michael Simmons from Flexibits on Fantastical 2 for Mac Quick Tip: iOS 'CHOCKLOCK' trick. Special thanks to our sponsor: lynda.com -…
  • Maccast 2015.03.21

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:44 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 519. Speculating on Apple Watch numbers. May the Force Touch be with you. Analyzing the MacBook. ResearchKit starts strong. Hiding a 'Titan' in plain sight. Apple may launch streaming TV service. More iTunes management on laptops. iCloud free account limit. Shooting video on an iPhone. Thing of the Moment: CARROT Weather 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 in: HTML or…
  • Maccast 2015.03.10 - Apple's 'Spring Forward' Event

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:55 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 518. My thoughts on Apple's 'Spring Forward' event. Apple TV HBO Now update. The Apple Watch. Apple's new 2015 MacBook. Apple releases iOS 8.2 with Apple Watch App. Fixing iCloud Contacts syncing. Managing large Mac OS X Photo Libraries Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Shownotes in: HTML or OPML Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
 
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    thriftmac

  • MultiBrowser

    Mark
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:29 pm
    When clicking on a link in an email, or some other source, an overlay gives you a choice of which browser you want to open it in.
  • Noizio

    Mark
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Collection of ambient sounds to soothe your soul and drown out the harsher realities of life. Sounds include October Rain, Paris Café, Thunderstorm, Campfire, Winter Wind, Sea Waves, River Stream, Summer Night, Sunny Day and Deep Space. Create mixes and control volumes.
  • Skala Color

    Mark
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Add another tab to your Mac’s built-in colour picker. This one is aimed a developers who deal with hex, CSS RGBA, CSS HSLA, UIColor, NSColor and other formats. Allows for fine-tuning and random selections.
  • Handy Calculator

    Mark
    15 Feb 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Calculator with easy-to-see numbers fades from view when not in use. You can input complete formulas, including parentheses, before hitting the equal sign. Handles copy and paste.
  • Pastebox [2]

    Mark
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:54 am
    Get access to the last 20 items you copied in a list from the menu bar. Supports various clipboard types, including plain text, rich text and images. Displays the colour of hex strings. Shows images that have been copied.
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    Mac Tutorial Previews

  • 0500 - Photos for Mac - Setup [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Photos for Mac is here! Well it's been out for a few weeks, but always best to let things settle down a bit! Photos is the new photo management application to replace iPhoto and Aperture. Not a standalone application, Photos is baked into OS X, with deep integration with iCloud Photo Library. In this first of a two part series, I take a look at some of the preparation tasks required before migration, as well as the migration process itself.
  • 0499 - BusyContacts - Part 2 [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    BusyContacts is a great new contacts management application that integrates with most of the popular online address book systems. With customisable views, rich support for customisation plus integration with Mail, Messaging and Social Media, BusyContacts is well placed to be a flexible and easy to use CRM (Customer Relationship Manager) suitable for both business and personal use.
  • 0498 - BusyContacts - Part 1 [HD - Free Tutorial]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The Contacts application (or Address Book as previous known) is fairly basic in OS X, with limited functionality and integration. BusyMac have tackled these limitations with the release of BusyContacts, a great new contacts management application that is able to replace Contacts, as well as integrate with most of the popular online address book systems.
  • 0497 - BitTorrent Sync for OS X [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    So many iCloud sync services to choose from - iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, Google Drive and many, many more. All these services rely on a central server infrastructure and all require you to pay for extra storage or bandwidth. What if you could remove the need for centralised servers, sync unlimited files across multiple platforms securely and best of all, have all this at no cost? Well you can with BitTorrent Sync!
  • 0496 - Things 2 for OS X [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Things 2 is a fully featured task manager application from Cultured Code. Since we last covered it, Things has had many new much requested features added, most importantly cross platform syncing. In this episode, Todd Olthoff brings us up to speed on the main features of Things 2 and explores some of the new features.
 
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    Softpedia News > Apple

  • Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite Public Beta Is Now Available for Download

    Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:56 pm
    On April 27, Apple started seeding the first Public Beta of the upcoming OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite update to Mac users. Tagged 14E11f, this is also the second Beta version of Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite for developers, as Apple announced the OS X 10.10.4 Beta 1 update a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, Apple does not provide any information about the new features implemented in the OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite (14E11f) Public Beta software update, except for the fact that it improves the ... (read more)
  • The Apple Watch’s Display Seems to Be Very Easily Breakable

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:31 am
    The Apple Watch finally started to ship out to eager consumers and a lot of people have gotten their hands on the new gizmo over the weekend. So we are finally seeing the intelligent timepiece being put to the test under real life conditions. Which includes throwing the watch on hard platforms to see whether or not it can survive the shock. And just a few days following the official rollout, we’re already flooded with a plethora of images showing the Apple Watch with an ... (read more)
  • Apple Starts Rejecting iOS Apps That Support the Pebble Watch

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    The Apple Watch is out and about, so the Cupertino tech giant is already worried about the competition, particularly that coming from the Pebble Watch - a popular and very affordable alternative to its own product. As developers on the Pebble forums bring to our attention, Apple has started rejecting iOS apps that supp... (read more)
  • iPhones Could Become the Device of Choice for Terrorists, Says DA

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:24 am
    Apple and the government have been engaged in a bitter war over encryption and security practices employed in Apple’s iOS devices to the point where a Department of Justice official actually told the iPhone maker in a meeting that, in the future, Cupertino might end up being responsible for a child’s death. Now Apple is taking another hit from Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance JR, who’s calling out to law enforcement agencies to help with the battle against the Cupertino company (an... (read more)
  • Microsoft Launches PowerPoint Remote App for Apple Watch

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Back in late 2014, Microsoft finally released a version of Office for iOS that unified user experiences across all devices - big or small - thus opening the door to free editing and content creation, without the need of having an Office 365 account at your disposal. Previously, there were two separate versions of Office for iOS devices: Office Mobile for iPhone, which had a lot of flaws, and the Word, Excel and PowerPoint Suite for iPad. So in November of last year, Microso... (read more)
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    9to5Mac

  • Apple aiming to launch Apple Watch in second-wave of countries by late June

    Chance Miller
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Apple CEO Tim Cook announced during the company’s Q2 earnings call this evening that he anticipates Apple Watch will launch in additional countries by late June. As of right now, Apple Watch is only available in 9 countries. A report earlier this month claimed that Apple would launch Watch in a second-wave of countries on May 8th, but we quickly debunked that rumor. Cook went on to say that Apple is quickly leaning about customer preferences when it comes to Apple Watch. This includes the varying popularity of the Sport, Apple Watch, and Edition variations. Cook also touted throughout…
  • Best Buy to gain Apple Pay support in-app today, in retail stores this fall

    Mike Beasley
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today during the company’s earnings call that Best Buy will gain support for Apple Pay in its iOS app today and will begin accepting it in retail stores later this year. Best Buy’s decision is big news because the electronics chain was previously part of the coalition of companies working on the ill-received “Current-C” mobile payment system. #ApplePay now accepted in the @BestBuy app and is coming to stores later this year: corporate.bestbuy.com/?p=8984 http://t.co/2s5yI7M1u1— Best Buy News (@BBYNews) April 27, 2015 Best Buy took to…
  • Live blog: Apple’s Q1 2015 earnings call

    Zac Hall
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:49 pm
    As promised, Apple will hold its quarterly conference call with investors and analysts at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET to discuss its fiscal year 2015 second quarter results. These numbers include sales of 61.1 million iPhones, 12.6 million iPads, and 4.5 million Macs. Apple also reported $58 billion in revenue during FY 2015 Q2. During the latter half of the call, analysts and investors will have the opportunity to ask Tim Cook and company questions regarding today’s results and Apple’s future. While today’s earnings do not include Apple Watch sales and Apple doesn’t…
  • Apple boosts capital return program, increasing dividend and share repurchase

    Jeremy Horwitz
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Photo: huffpost.com Expanding upon its previously announced programs to return cash to investors, Apple today announced that it will use a total of $200 billion of cash by the end of March 2017 to fund the repurchase of Apple stock and the payment of dividends. The enhanced capital return program authorizes the purchase of an additional $50 billion of Apple shares, now totaling $140 billion, settles vesting restricted stock units, and increases Apple’s stock dividend by 11% to $0.52 per share. Apple’s dividend will be payable May 14, 2015 to shareholders holding Apple stock as of…
  • Apple announces Q2 2015 revenue of $58b: 61.1m iPhones, 12.6m iPads, 4.5m Macs

    Zac Hall
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Apple is out with its Q2 2015 earnings results today reporting $58 billion in revenue including $13.6 billion in profit earned during the first three months of this year. Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28, 2015. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $45.6 billion and net profit of $10.2 billion, or $1.66 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.8 percent compared to 39.3 percent in the…
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    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • How to Access iCloud Drive Files from Any Device

    Tim Brookes
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    With the arrival of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple transformed iCloud into a fully-fledged cloud storage solution. Apps can already use iCloud to store and share data, and now Apple allows you to store whatever you like in a folder that syncs across devices. The only problem is that your iPhone doesn’t come with an iCloud Drive app, and other platforms have seemingly no way of accessing iCloud Drive altogether. Today we’ll be exploring how to get file system access to iCloud Drive, regardless of your device or operating system. Upgrading to iCloud Drive In order to use…
  • AirDrop Not Working? Troubleshoot Your File Transfer Woes

    Tim Brookes
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    AirDrop is the most incomplete Apple technology since the introduction of Apple Maps with iOS 6. The amount of times it simply does not work for absolutely no reason is downright infuriating. If you’ve ever sat there, puzzled as to why your two shiny Apple devices don’t seem to want to communicate effectively, I empathize. This article is for you. But First a Warning I’ve had problems with AirDrop since the technology was introduced in iOS 7 almost two years ago. It’s worth pointing out that AirDrop’s previous incarnation as a pure Mac-to-Mac file transfer…
  • A Cleaner, Faster iPhoto: Upgrade to Photos for OS X Yosemite

    Bakari Chavanu
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    Photos for OS X has finally arrived, replacing the dusty and worn-out iPhoto with an image management application that Mac users will actually want to use — but is there enough here to satisfy Aperture users? Last year Apple announced that they would be discontinuing iPhoto and its more powerful cousin Aperture, and replace them with a revamped photo program that better fits a climate of iPhones and iCloud. Though the replacement app shares nearly all the features of iPhoto, Photos is more streamlined, cleaner, and faster. In short, there’s a lot of reasons to upgrade OS X…
  • How to Use Custom Icons in Mac OS X (And Where to Find Them)

    Tim Brookes
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Tired of the way your Mac looks like everyone else’s? Brighten things up by installing your own custom icons for favorite software and system components. The hardest part of this tweak is deciding which replacement icons you want to use. Reverting back to defaults couldn’t be simpler, so you don’t even have to worry about messing things up. How to Change Icons Brightening up your Mac with a new set of icons was never a particularly hard thing to do, but changing system icons for components like Finder, Trash, and System Preferences is a little more tricky. The basic…
  • 5 Mac Word Processors To Help You Write That College Paper

    Matthew Hughes
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Finding sources to cite is easy. Planning a paper is easy. Sitting down and writing the thing? Much harder, and though there’s no shortage of word processors, not all are well-suited to academic writing. As someone currently working on my dissertation, I know this problem all too well. So I found five popular Mac applications commonly used for academic writing and reviewed each in order to see which excelled the most when it comes to writing college papers and dissertations. Here’s what I found. Ulysses ($45) At just short of $45, Ulysses is one of the more expensive…
 
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    The MacTrack - iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and Mac News

  • Origins Journal makes its digital mark on Magzter

    Richard
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    New York, New York – A promising literary journal from the US, Origins, chooses the world’s largest and fastest growing global digital multi-platform magazine newsstand and bookstore, Magzter, to expand its digital distribution. This unique and revered journal can be referred to as a rich amalgamation of prose and poetry, written by thoughtful writers. The journal’s in-depth interviews with the best-selling authors are great sources of inspiration for the emerging writers, who wish to carve a name for themselves in the literary field. Several publishers from the US opt to go…
  • New educational app – Math & Smart Pirates. SeaFight. 1st Grade

    Richard
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    Yoshkar-Ola, Russian Federation – Virtual Space OOO today is proud to announce its new educational game, “Math & Smart Pirates. SeaFight. 1st Grade” that makes math fun and easy for kids. The app has a captivating Pirates theme that keeps children engaged and motivated while learning new skills. The app covers the basic math facts for addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Playing with this application kids will master math skills in the shortest possible time. Learning occurs while playing a fun and exciting game! A smart pirate landed on the Math island.
  • Dressed fashion app now available on Apple Watch

    Richard
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Perth, Australia – Kabuki Vision has released an update to their virtual closet app Dressed, which now includes support for Apple Watch. With the new Apple Watch app, users can browse the outfits they’ve planned for the week and look up details about any item of clothing, right from their wrist. Dressed allows fashion lovers to plan outfits and experiment with new looks by mixing and matching clothing, shoes, and accessories from their own personal wardrobe. Its interface is simple – just swipe garments from the rack onto the customized virtual mannequin to create new…
  • Seamless 3D Maps Have Never Been so Easy With the New PixPlant 3

    Richard
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Lisbon, Portugal – FaronStudio today is pleased to announce the third major version of PixPlant, the professional texturing tool that creates high quality seamless 3D maps from plain photos. PixPlant’s unmatched capabilities for seamless texture creation are used by key players in the architectural visualization, interior design, 3D virtual prototyping, visual FX and game development industries. PixPlant version 3 offers an integrated environment for the creation of 3D maps from plain photos: pick an interesting image, run PixPlant and get perfect seamless maps in a few seconds…
  • Mars Tech LLC. Brings Tic Tac Toe to Apple Watch

    Richard
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    Ann Arbor, Michigan – Mars Tech LLC is proud to announce the release of Tic Tac Foe 1.0, its new game title for iOS and Apple Watch. Think you’re smarter than your Apple Watch? Then prove it with a game of Tic Tac Foe. Tic Tac Foe allows you to play a classic game of Tic Tac Toe against your Apple Watch, your iPhone, or compete between the two. Using an artificial intelligence algorithm, Tic Tac Foe transforms your watch or your phone into a worthy opponent. The game “thinks” after your every move and takes its best strategic counter attack. In Dual Play mode, you can…
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    The Loop

  • ∞ A crack in the consortium

    Dave Mark
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Remember the MCX Consortium, the competing transaction processing system from Walmart, et al? One of their high profile members is Best Buy and they just agreed to take Apple Pay.
  • Transcript of today’s Tim Cook earnings call

    Dave Mark
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Serenity Caldwell did her thing, giving us a transcript of today’s call.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Amplified: I Smashed The Watch

    Jim Dalrymple
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Jim and Dan talk all about the Apple Watch.Sponsored by CleanMyMac 3 (Visit the link to check what’s new in CleanMyMac 3), Hover (Visit hover.com/5by5 to support the show and get the domain of your dreams), and Macminicolo (Visit macminicolo.net/100 to learn more and get a full year of hosting for just $100).∞ Read this on The Loop
  • HelloTalk: Learn a new language on your iPhone [Sponsor]

    Jim Dalrymple
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Finally, learning and practicing a new language is easier and more intuitive than ever before. Introducing HelloTalk, the language app where your teachers are native language speakers from around the world. You just pick the language you want to learn—there are over 100 from which to select—and almost instantaneously you’ll be in touch with native speakers of that language … and you’ll start learning and practicing immediately.HelloTalk isn’t a course you strictly follow; rather, you learn and practice at your pace and in the manner that best meets the way you learn. Practice…
  • ∞ Apple reports $13.6 billion profit for second quarter

    Jim Dalrymple
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Apple on Monday posted revenue of $58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion, for the company’s second fiscal quarter. These results compare to revenue of $45.6 billion and net profit of $10.2 billion in the year-ago quarter. [...]
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • Download iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Brings Numerous Improvements

    SK Mezanul Haque
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    Apple has released iOS 8.3 software update to the App Store on iTunes available for download on supported iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The latest iOS 8.3 update is the third major release of the iOS 8 mobile operating system. All users running iOS 8.2 or testing the iOS 8.3 Public Beta can update to the final iOS 8.3. How to Download iOS 8.3 Update and Install it Warning! Make sure that your iOS device is charged. If not, you should plug it in before proceeding. During the process your iOS device will be automatically restarted. The update process is simple. All you need to update to iOS 8.3…
  • Windows 10 Build 10049 Available For Download, Includes Spartan Web Browser

    SK Mezanul Haque
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    Great news for all Windows Insiders! Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 10049. The latest build that bundles the most anticipated feature, the Spartan web browser. Finally, the wait is over. Windows Insider users can now download the latest Windows 10 build 10049 to test the new web browser. Spartan web browser will replace the now default Internet Explorer web browser. Except the inclusion of Spartan, Windows 10 build 10049 comes with a few bug fixes and improvements. It still does have a few bugs though, which is expected in a test build. With the inclusion of Spartan in build 10049,…
  • Windows 10 Minimum System Requirements

    SK Mezanul Haque
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Microsoft will officially release Windows 10 to the public this summer. Windows 10 will be released in 190 countries and 111 languages. Before the general availability (GA) of Windows 10, Microsoft will release Windows 10 RTM (Released To Manufacturing) for download this summer, probably in June. Almost always in the past, Microsoft released Windows in October but with Windows 10 everything is changing. Windows 10 will be released any date between July and September, not in October. Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users for one year. As the time of…
  • Download Windows 10 Build 10041

    SK Mezanul Haque
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    Microsoft recently released Windows 10 build 10041 to users testing Windows 10. The latest Windows 10 build 10041 is more stable than before. This build features a transparent Start Menu and other small visual enhancements. The new visual enhancements includes new login screen, new icons, new network fly out. All these visual enhancements makes Windows 10 look much prettier than before. If you are wondering if build 10041 comes with Spartan web browser, you will be disappointed to know it isn’t. May be in the future build, Microsoft will include Spartan browser. Download Latest Windows…
  • Windows 10 Release Date: Windows 10 Launching This Summer

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    Microsoft has officially confirmed that Windows 10 will release this summer. Windows 10 will be available in 190 Countries and 111 Languages. At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft Windows’s chief Terry Myerson announced the launch of the new operating system. According to him, Windows 10, the PC version and Windows 10 for Phones, the mobile version of its operating system, will be launched in the same time frame. Microsoft still yet to announce the exact release date of Windows 10. In the announcement, Myerson said, “we…
 
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    OS X Daily

  • OS X 10.10.4 Public Beta 1 & Developer Beta 2 Released for Mac Users

    Paul Horowitz
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Apple has released the first public beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 to Mac users choosing to participate in the OS X Public Beta program, alongside the second beta of OS X 10.10.4 for registered Mac Developers. The build number of 14E11f is the same for both public beta and developer releases. The notes accompanying ... Read More
  • iOS 8.4 Public Beta 1 & iOS 8.4 Beta 2 Released for Testing

    Paul Horowitz
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:43 am
    Apple has released the first public beta version of iOS 8.4 to those registered to participate in the iOS Public Beta program. Additionally, the same build of 12H4086d has been released to registered developers labeled as iOS 8.4 beta 2. Public beta users and registered developers can find the iOS 8.4 beta download available through ... Read More
  • Get a $12,000 Gold Apple Watch Edition on a $400 Budget… Sort Of

    Paul Horowitz
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    So you want a gold Apple Watch Edition, but you don’t have a spare $12,000 laying around to buy the base model. Well, rather than spend a princely $12,000 on a gold Apple Watch Edition, why not spend $400 on the aluminum Sports model, and invest a couple bucks into some gold spray paint, masking ... Read More
  • How to Use FaceBook Messenger on Mac OS X via Messages App

    Paul Horowitz
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Facebook Messenger is a popular means of communicating, but the Mac doesn’t have a dedicated Facebook messaging app like the iPhone or Android does… or does it!?! Indeed, you can use Facebook Messenger to message friends from OS X, and in moments you can set up the Mac Messages app to function as a Facebook ... Read More
  • How to Disable Safari Power Saver Plug-In Stopping on Mac OS X

    Paul Horowitz
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:07 am
    Many Mac users may not notice this, but modern versions of Safari support a new feature which automatically stops plug-ins from running in certain situations to save power on the computer. This is kind of like App Nap in OS X, except that it’s limited to plug-ins within the Safari browser itself, which means things ... Read More
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  • Watch the new Apple Watch Ads Titled Us, Up and Rise

    Imran
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
    Apple’s advertisement for Apple Watch has taken the form of new commercials titled Us, Up and Rise. The marketing campaign has been in full swing ever since the Watch was announced, in the form of fashion show and magazine appearances, celebrity endorsements of sorts and reviews from different websites but now as the shipping has(...) Related posts: Steel Version of Pebble Time Announced – Looks Just Like Apple Watch Apple Announces ‘Spring Forward’ Event On 9th March, Will Be Streamed Live New Apple iPhone 3GS Ads titled Backpacker and Dog Lover Watch the iPad 2 Keynote on…
  • Make Safari for Mac Work Like Google Chrome With These Extensions and Tips

    Imran
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    Safari on Mac is a speedy and efficient browser but it lacks some very useful features that Google Chrome users love. Simple features such as automatic translation, quick tab restore, website favicons and much more are simply not available as part of Safari but thanks to extensions, the experience can be enhanced, while keeping the(...) Related posts: Useful Keyboard Shortcuts and Extensions for Google Chrome Apple updates Safari to 5.0.1 with introduction of Safari Extensions Gallery 10 must have Google Chrome extensions for Bloggers Using Google Chrome’s Pin Tabs feature Google Chrome…
  • Get Notified When Someone Types You An iMessage on iOS or Mac

    Imran
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    TypeStatus is a new tweak which lets users be notified when someone starts typing an iMessage to them, whether it is from iOS or a Mac. The tweak also works on both platforms so you can get the notification no matter which iMessage supporting Apple device you use. Related posts: Voice Notifications Cydia Tweak for iOS Lets You Set Your Own Phrases As Notifications iMessage For Mac OS X Lion Concept [VIDEO] UISettings HD Theme: How To Install [Tutorial] This Cydia Tweak Lets You Clear iOS App Badges Easily – BadgeClear Show Album Art in App Switcher on iOS with this Cydia Tweak Get…
  • Gmail for iOS Updated With Quick Actions For Notifications and Share Sheet Support

    Imran
    7 Mar 2015 | 7:47 am
    Gmail for iOS 4.0 get new features including reply or archive mail via the notification, support for iOS 8 specific features, including share sheet and 'open with'. Related posts: With Google Drive Powered Gmail Attachments, Google Wants You To Stop Downloading Files Facebook App for iOS and Android Updated with Sharing, Emoticons Support and Improved Friends Tagging Flickr App for iPhone Updated to Support iOS 4 Multitasking Facebook Messenger Gains iOS 8 Share Extension Support In Latest Update Twitter Apps for iOS and Android Get Updated Discover Tab, Improved Search and Account Management…
  • Steel Version of Pebble Time Announced – Looks Just Like Apple Watch

    Imran
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    Pebble Time Steel has been announced, just a few days after the original Pebble Time. The steel variant gets a few additional benefits such as better build quality and 10 days of battery life. Related posts: Pebble Time Smartwatch – What It Does And Does Not Do Moto 360 Gets New Watch Faces, Custom Face Designer and More with Motorola Connect Update iPod Nano can be used as an iWatch–Just Clip it on a Watch Strap Appstore for Pebble Smartwatch Ships With SDK 2.0 Beta 6 Watch the iPad 2 Keynote on Apple’s Website or YouTube Steel Version of Pebble Time Announced – Looks…
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  • Apple Earnings Hangout with Live Analysis and Chat

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:07 am
    The hangout will be aired at Today at 4PM EST. Go here HANGOUT
  • Apple Watch Aims To Change Our Behavior

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    Is there anything more annoying than to arrive somewhere, over a friends house, at a bar, a social gathering, or maybe you’re all getting into the car going to lunch with some work mates…and as soon as everyone gets there, they bring out their smart phone and start texting, or checking their email? Go anywhere, any time, and you’ll see more than half the people, young, middle-aged and elderly…it doesn’t matter, engrossed in their phone. I swear, if a bomb went off, there would be one of two reactions to these phone mongers, half would be fumbling to get their…
  • Apple Market Report for April 6th

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    6 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    The Market Gets Into Spring Today Apple blasted off at the open and never looked back. And Apple wasn’t alone, every major market joined in on the party. The reason the market got boosted was most likely due to a positive economic report in the PMI Services Index beating expectations. This was welcome news after a long line of dreadful economic reports over the past few weeks. This is of course the first full week of April, and in many eyes it’s also the first full week of Spring. And that means warmer weather, opening day in Major League Baseball, the Boston Marathon and an end…
  • Economic Collapse is Imminent – Embrace the Fear

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
  • The Apple MOAX Automated Trader

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    16 Mar 2015 | 4:37 am
    This is the latest addition to the automated trading systems in the Apple Auto Trader service. The MOAX system has been in production for over 6 months, after being in test for more than 2 years. The equity chart you see below is the trader’s performance since January of 2006. And it’s spectacular with a maximum drawdown of only 5 percent since its inception, and net profit as a percentage of drawdown of nearly 1600 percent; we call that the magic number, as any system that exceeds 1000 percent is considered exceptional. The system stays in trades 9.5 days on average, with about…
 
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  • Creating Distressed Text using Adobe Illustrator CC 2014

    Chita Hunter
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    A favorite design technique is to create what is called Distressed Text. You can use just about any image of texture (bark, paneling, grass, sand, concrete, etc.) as a background to create the effect. In the following video, I take you through creating Distressed Text using Adobe Illustrator CC 2014, though you can pull this off using earlier versions of Adobe Illustrator as well. Using Illustrator has several benefits: The art object remains vector The art object is scalable without losing integrity The art object is resolution independent Enjoy!
  • Weather Live! – A Brilliant Weather App for your Mac

    Terry White
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:09 pm
    I like knowing what the current temperature is outside. Sure I could go to a website and look or even look in the Notification Center. However, what if there was a way to check at a glance without even taking your hands off your keyboard/mouse or leaving the current application you’re in. There is! Weather Live is a weather app for Mac OS and iOS. As you might have guessed by the name it’s a live weather feed for your Mac. Best of all it shows the current temperature right in your Menubar. Whenever I’m curious of how hot or cold it is outside I can just glance up at my…
  • Adobe Illustrator Shape Builder Tool and Width Tool

    Chita Hunter
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Adobe Illustrator allows to you to create a more complex shape out of basic shapes and lines, as well as taking a basic line and enhancing it. Take a look at this tutorial on how to use the Shape Builder Tool and the Width Tool using Adobe Illustrator CC 2014. The Shape Builder Tool and Width Tool are also available in earlier versions of Adobe Illustrator.  
  • Apple TV Remote missing?

    Phyllis Evans
    17 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    My home office is a disaster area and I freely admit it. I can lose things on my desk faster than anything you’ve ever seen. I could blame it on old age, but it would be a lie. Truth be told, I’m just a tech packrat. Sitting on one shelf with my DVDs is a set of instructional DVDs for Adobe InDesign 2. Not InDesign CS 2 which was released in May 2005, but InDesign 2 which was release in January 2002. Get the picture? If I ever find the time, I’m going to have to get tough and trash a bunch of stuff. Anyway, it seems that the little silver remote for my Apple TV decided to go…
  • How To Display your iPhone or iPad on your Mac

    Terry White
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    I get this question all the time when I release a video tutorial or app review where I feature an iPhone or iPad or both. People want to know what technology I’m using to display my iPad or iPhone on my Mac. Originally I only had one way of doing it with Reflector. Now I’ve got another way to do it that’s built-in to Mac OS X 10.10 Mavericks. Check out my video to see how it’s done:
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  • Origins Journal makes its digital mark on Magzter

    Richard
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    New York, New York – A promising literary journal from the US, Origins, chooses the world’s largest and fastest growing global digital multi-platform magazine newsstand and bookstore, Magzter, to expand its digital distribution. This unique and revered journal can be referred to as a rich amalgamation of prose and poetry, written by thoughtful writers. The journal’s in-depth interviews with the best-selling authors are great sources of inspiration for the emerging writers, who wish to carve a name for themselves in the literary field. Several publishers from the US opt to go…
  • New educational app – Math & Smart Pirates. SeaFight. 1st Grade

    Richard
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    Yoshkar-Ola, Russian Federation – Virtual Space OOO today is proud to announce its new educational game, “Math & Smart Pirates. SeaFight. 1st Grade” that makes math fun and easy for kids. The app has a captivating Pirates theme that keeps children engaged and motivated while learning new skills. The app covers the basic math facts for addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Playing with this application kids will master math skills in the shortest possible time. Learning occurs while playing a fun and exciting game! A smart pirate landed on the Math island.
  • Dressed fashion app now available on Apple Watch

    Richard
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Perth, Australia – Kabuki Vision has released an update to their virtual closet app Dressed, which now includes support for Apple Watch. With the new Apple Watch app, users can browse the outfits they’ve planned for the week and look up details about any item of clothing, right from their wrist. Dressed allows fashion lovers to plan outfits and experiment with new looks by mixing and matching clothing, shoes, and accessories from their own personal wardrobe. Its interface is simple – just swipe garments from the rack onto the customized virtual mannequin to create new…
  • Seamless 3D Maps Have Never Been so Easy With the New PixPlant 3

    Richard
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Lisbon, Portugal – FaronStudio today is pleased to announce the third major version of PixPlant, the professional texturing tool that creates high quality seamless 3D maps from plain photos. PixPlant’s unmatched capabilities for seamless texture creation are used by key players in the architectural visualization, interior design, 3D virtual prototyping, visual FX and game development industries. PixPlant version 3 offers an integrated environment for the creation of 3D maps from plain photos: pick an interesting image, run PixPlant and get perfect seamless maps in a few seconds…
  • Mars Tech LLC. Brings Tic Tac Toe to Apple Watch

    Richard
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    Ann Arbor, Michigan – Mars Tech LLC is proud to announce the release of Tic Tac Foe 1.0, its new game title for iOS and Apple Watch. Think you’re smarter than your Apple Watch? Then prove it with a game of Tic Tac Foe. Tic Tac Foe allows you to play a classic game of Tic Tac Toe against your Apple Watch, your iPhone, or compete between the two. Using an artificial intelligence algorithm, Tic Tac Foe transforms your watch or your phone into a worthy opponent. The game “thinks” after your every move and takes its best strategic counter attack. In Dual Play mode, you can…
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  • The One-Way-Or-The-Other Edition

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:22 am
    Also, has anyone written the thinkpiece titled "A Wristed Development" yet?— Erika Hall (@mulegirl) April 26, 2015 As They Say On Usenet, YMMV. Apple Watch Impacts iPhone Battery Life... One Way Or The Other, by Arnold Kim, MacRumors Some users have found a notable improvement in iPhone battery life with the addition of an Apple Watch. This suggests the act of offloading notifications and quick interactions to your Apple Watch, could make your iPhone battery last much longer. However, several other users have noticed a significant drain on their iPhone batteries in early usage…
 
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  • TripIt Arrives on the Apple Watch

    dsellers
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:10 pm
    TripIt (www.tripit.com) from Concur has launched its Apple Watch app. It gives flight, hotel and rental car information, as well as real-time flight alerts for TripIt Pro users, all without having to slow down and pull out their phones.   "Our mission is to help travelers get one step closer to experiencing the perfect trip. One of the ways we do that is by taking advantage of new technologies, like the Apple Watch, that have the ability to drastically change the way we travel from now on," says Jen Moyse, head of product for TripIt from Concur.   read more
  • Apple expands capital returns program to $200 billion

    dsellers
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Apple says its Board of Directors has authorized an increase of more than 50% to the company’s program to return capital to shareholders. Under the expanded program, Apple plans to utilize a cumulative total of US$200 billion of cash by the end of March 2017.  As part of the revised program, the Board has increased its share repurchase authorization to $140 billion from the $90 billion level announced last year. In addition, the company expects to continue to net-share-settle vesting restricted stock units. read more
  • Apple reports record second quarter results

    dsellers
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Apple has announced the financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter that ended March 28. The company posted quarterly revenue of US$58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share. read more
  • Anawiki launches Avalon Legends Solitaire 2 for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    Anawiki Games (http://www.anawiki.com) has announced Avalon Legends Solitaire 2 for Mac OS X (10.6.5 or higher). It costs US$9.97. read more
  • Cindori AB releases Disk Sensei for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:25 am
    Cindori AB (http://tinyurl.com/obyclqf) has released Disk Sensei, a disk performance tool for Mac OS X. It can monitor, maintain and enhance storage performance and utilization. Disk Sensei lets you: monitor drive usage and statistics; analyze drive health; visualize drive content to help understand and maintain your file system; clean out space-hogging caches, logs and other large files; optimize drive performance and free up space through advanced OS X tweaks; enable Trim for Solid State Drives; and benchmark drives and compare their performance. read more
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    FairerPlatform

  • Refurbished iPod touch from $149, Free Shipping

    the rocr
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:02 pm
    When it comes to value, it is hard to beat the iPod touch — everything good about the iPhone without a contract! Naturally, buying a Apple Certified Factory Refurbished iPod touch doubles down, delivering the same great Jony Ive designed ... The post Refurbished iPod touch from $149, Free Shipping appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • How To: Grab Mac Screenshots Sans Drop Shadow

    the rocr
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    If you blog, make presentations, author video or do layout, then screenshotting is part of your workflow. Apple’s Mac screenshot functionality isn’t half bad. However, the almost half bad part is the fact that Apple’s default Mac screenshot includes a ... The post How To: Grab Mac Screenshots Sans Drop Shadow appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Mac Game Sale on MAS, Amazon, Save Up 50%

    the rocr
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
    When it comes to entertainment value, computer gaming is best. While $4.99 won’t buy you a dirty look from either Comcast or Time Warner Cable, it will get you Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Ultimate Edition), which is good for hundreds ... The post Mac Game Sale on MAS, Amazon, Save Up 50% appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Mac Jobs: Bush Stadium Jumbotron Operators, Editors

    the rocr
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
    Ever wonder how many sausages (hotdogs and brats combined) baseball fans eat? At St Louis’ Bush Stadium, home of the MLB’s Cardinals, fans gobble upwards of 6,000 tube steaks every game. Ever wonder how video gets onto a stadium’s Jumbotron? ... The post Mac Jobs: Bush Stadium Jumbotron Operators, Editors appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • iMac Graphics Update Patches Nasty Data Bug

    the rocr
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Have a recent Apple all-in-one and noticed it crashes when viewing very large JPG files? Apparently, you’re not alone as Apple’s issued the iMac Graphics Update, which addresses that very issue. Yes, boys and girls, the iMac Graphics Update (download) patches ... The post iMac Graphics Update Patches Nasty Data Bug appeared first on FairerPlatform.
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  • SMB error checking bug found in Yosemite

    Justin Esgar
    10 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    We recently had a client who’s entire office of Yosemite (OS X 10.10) machines would not shut down. It was an interesting issue as replicating the issue was very hard to do. We finally prevailed and the client is happy with the solution. In the end we determined the bug was something in Yosemite but getting to that point took a lot of time and research. Thanks to all that helped out (you know who you are). That said, here’s the story: Over the course of three weeks, the team here at Virtua Computers would go to the client who reported their computers not being able to shut down.
  • Want even more security? Try self-destructing drives

    Justin Esgar
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Yeah I’m not kidding. You read that title correctly. SecureDrives of the United Kingdom now sells an SSD drive that has the ability to be destroyed in case the laptop is stolen or tampered with. With built-in GSM (free for the first year, 29 british pounds each year thereafter), you can remotely destroy your hard drive. There are some failsafes, but if your corporate documents are of upmost important, simply call in your special text code and much like Mission Impossible, the information on the drive will be destroyed in 5…..4……3…..2….1…boom. Standard…
  • How to use your email – Infographic

    Justin Esgar
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:45 am
    We wanted to share with you some rules on how to use your email. Check out the infographic below with our top 10 tips for how to use your email. It’s perfectly designed to be printed to so you can keep a copy taped to your desk! Click to Enlarge These rules apply for both for Mac Mail and Outlook . Click here to download the graphic as a PDF for printing. We hope you enjoy the infographic, and if you have any questions regarding your email, please don’t hesitate to call us! The post How to use your email – Infographic appeared first on Virtua Computers.
  • Want a fast fileshare? Think about IP over Thunderbolt Bridge

    Justin Esgar
    30 May 2014 | 8:09 am
    Intel’s Thunderbolt is one of the latest technologies that allows you to connect very fast external drives to your computer. Apple has been including Thunderbolt since 2011 on their computers. When Thunderbolt 1 came out it was running at 10Gbit/s bi-directional. This means you get 10GBits downstream and 10GBits upstream at the same time. The new Thunderbolt 2 now runs at 20Gbit/s. The major issue most users have seen until now is that their computer probably only comes with one thunderbolt port. If you have a 21″ iMac, Macbook Air, Mac Mini or mid-2012 MacBook Pro you only have…
  • Syncing contacts on your Mac

    Justin Esgar
    2 May 2014 | 7:47 am
    Over the last few days I’ve seen a bunch of clients who were having issues with syncing contacts with a Kerio mail server. Each client has a different issue (corrupted contacts, not syncing issues, etc etc) – but in all cases there was one thing that needed to be understood by clients: How does Kerio work? There are three different types of mail solutions. POP (post office protocol), IMAP (internet messaging access protocol), and MAPI (messaging application programming interface). POP is the old way to do things. A mail server would hold your email, and you’d tell your mail…
 
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  • The voice behind Turkish Siri: I am worried

    Serhat Kurt
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:58 am
    iOS 8.3 adds several new languages for Siri: Russian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and English for India. Today, Turkish press identified the Turkish voice behind Siri. The voice belongs to Yelda Ugurlu, a radio programmer and voice-over actress from Turkey. Ugurlu revealed that she worked in a recording studio for four weeks in  2012. She said she […] The post The voice behind Turkish Siri: I am worried appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple patent improves access to emergency contacts and medical records

    Roland Banks
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a patent application today from Apple that describes enhanced techniques to show emergency contact information and medical records on a locked device. The patent, entitled “EMERGENCY INFORMATION ACCESS ON PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES” describes improved techniques for facilitating emergency access to one or more contacts stored on a portable electronic device, where […] The post Apple patent improves access to emergency contacts and medical records appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple applies for orientation-based audio patent, possibly related to rumoured iPad Pro

    Roland Banks
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:42 am
    Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a patent application from Apple that describes a method of automatically routing audio to different speakers on an electronic device, based upon its orientation. This may be used in the long-rumoured iPad Pro which is said to include additional speakers on the sides of the device. The patent, […] The post Apple applies for orientation-based audio patent, possibly related to rumoured iPad Pro appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple awarded patent for strengthened glass displays

    Roland Banks
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:09 am
    Apple has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today for methods of improving the strength of glass covers on electronics devices such as the iPhone. Strengthened glass screen The patent describes systems and methods for improving strength of a thin glass cover for an electronic device. In one example, […] The post Apple awarded patent for strengthened glass displays appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple invents a new Home Button which also functions as a Joystick

    Roland Banks
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    Apple filed a patent today with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) which describes a unique Home Button invention that can be used either as a regular button or as a gaming joystick. The patent demonstrates that Apple is considering ways to improve on the design of the Home Button to be a more […] The post Apple invents a new Home Button which also functions as a Joystick appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
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  • Hackintosh – Viable Long Term?

    bjokib
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    You may have heard about the Hackintosh community. A place where tech interested people come together to get their home built computer rigs running the latest and greatest operating system from Apple. It certainly requires some know-how about computers and how they work, but it is a lot easier today compared to just a few years ago. Much with the help of sites like tonymacx86. Communities like this help each other out and can recommend what parts to buy like motherboards and graphic cards so you won’t have to do a lot of customization. They also have special tools that will help you…
  • Magic Mouse With Multi-Touch (Mini-Review)

    bjokib
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Apple always want to redefine things and the way we use computers so they have the Magic Mouse with Multi-Touch capabilities. Instead of using mechanical buttons or a physical scroll wheel, the entire surface is touch sensitive just like your iPhone. Apple was one of the first computer companies in the world having a mouse. It was Xerox that originally created the technology, but it was Steve Jobs and Apple that was able to re design the mouse, reduce the price and use it for the Mac. The rest is history. The multi-touch surface on the Magic Mouse makes it possible to do different things…
  • Yosemite fixes SMB problems?

    bjokib
    17 Aug 2014 | 2:57 pm
    I have had some issues with Windows file sharing between a desktop Windows 8.1 based PC and a Mavericks equipped Mac. I even wrote an article about it on another site: Fixing Windows & OS X Filesharing Slowness (SMB2). Since then I have reinstalled the desktop PC with a fresh install of Windows 8.1. Without the fixes mentioned in the article I linked above. I also tried transferring files using a beta version of Yosemite and it seems to work much better now. I still use the same network and infrastructure. So if you have SMB issues with your Mac and Windows computer. Maybe try upgrading…
  • 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. The post Looking for All About Apple? appeared first on All About Apple.
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  • Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2015

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:12 am
    Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference - WWDC 2015 would be starting on June 8 and the company would be showing some new exciting products at that time. Some of the highlights expected from rumours... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple Watch: Everything You Need to Know

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:19 am
    Details on Apple Watch Before Sale – April 24 At its recent `Spring Forward event’Apple had put the watch on display once again and provided some details on the Apple Watch before going on sale on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Asus Laptop for Professional Users

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    AsusTek Computer also known as Asus is one of the renowned producer as well as best seller of motherboards, tablet PCs, desktops, laptops, servers and mobile phones. Besides these, it also develops... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Here's What You Can Do On the Apple Watch without Your iphone

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Apple Watch – An iPhone Accessory The Apple Watch is an iPhone accessory, though there are a few things which the apple Watch can do without the iPhone in case one tends to leave the phone either at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Photo iPad Scanning Dock : Gadget Review

    18 Apr 2015 | 12:25 am
    Technology is ever evolving in itself and most of the time it leads to invention new remarkable products. Scanning had always been the tedious task in the past where an individual had to use large... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Spotlight on the Apple Watch

    Milana Rose
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:21 am
    Apple has an annoying habit of inventing something that you didn’t even know you needed. When they introduced their plans for the iPad, people spent too long laughing at the new name to realise that Apple had once again introduced […]
  • 5 Must-Have Accessories For A Laser Range Finder

    Chris Warren
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:33 am
    A laser range finder is a pretty nifty tool to have on hand, especially if you are in the business of construction or engineering. Even golfers, hunters, architects and military personnel can find some use for short and long range […]
  • Reasons for Hiring an Interior Designer

    Milana Rose
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:15 am
    The value of one’s flats for sale in Lucknow will get increased if it appears to be in a pleasing manner. If the house possesses an excellent look, then definitely the members belonging to those houses will feel proud for […]
  • Digitalis CPA App: The Best Medical App for Smart Phone Users!

    Milana Rose
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:24 pm
    The Digitalis CPD application is a top rated medical expert’s one-stop healthcare referral guide. In fact, it’s the leading healthcare app out there today! Anything that refers to the healthcare fields is right here in this app. From medicine and […]
  • Protecting Core Operator Networks Against Privacy and Fraud Attacks

    Milana Rose
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:49 am
    Developed in 1975, SS7 (Signalling System No.7) is, in simple terms, the technology that allows different mobile operators from around the world to communicate with one another. In slightly more detailed terms, it is a set of protocols that are […]
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    MacHow2

  • What’s Missing From Photos v iPhoto?

    MacHow2
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:48 am
    With the latest update to OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple has included in it the successor to iPhoto – Photos For Mac. However, be warned before upgrading. If you decide to upgrade to Photos.app and get rid of iPhoto completely, you should be aware of a few things that are missing from it. With the release of Photos, Apple has removed iPhoto from the App Store so if you uninstall iPhoto, there’s no way of getting it back unless you use Time Machine to backup your Mac. Note that if you’re a professional photographer expecting the kind of features you get in Aperture, you will be…
  • How To Send Documents To Kindle For Mac

    MacHow2
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:26 am
    If you want to send documents to Kindle For Mac then you need to use a free easy to use Amazon service called Send To Kindle. This works for any kind of document including those in .mobi format. Here’s how to send personal documents to Kindle on your Mac. How To Send Documents To Kindle For Mac 1. Download and install Send To Kindle For Mac (requires OS X 10.6+) 2. Enter your Amazon account details to register Send To Kindle: There are then three different ways to send documents to your Kindle: 1. Drag and drop them into the Send to Kindle app. You can also drag it into the Send To Kindle…
  • How To Run Android Apps On Mac

    MacHow2
    3 Apr 2015 | 6:41 am
    It’s now extremely easy to run Android Apps on Mac and Windows thanks to Google’s ARC Welder extension for Google Chrome. ARC Welder is a simple extension which allows you to easily run an Android app on your Mac or PC with no need for any other software. All you need is the Google Chrome browser. This means you can finally run Android apps on Mac without Bluestacks which is no longer supported on OS X. There’s also no need to install a virtual environment like Virtual Box and run an Android emulator within it because ARC Welder works straight off of Google Chrome.
  • How To Remove Flashmall Icon From Launchpad

    MacHow2
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:28 am
    If you can’t remove the Flashmall icon from your Mac’s Launchpad, then here’s a simple way to get rid of it. Flashmall is a type of adware that you must first remove from your system with AdwareMedic but the Launchpad icon is usually left behind. Normally you can click and hold on Launchpad items until they shake and then click the “x” that appears to delete them but this does not work with Flashmall. Using a simple tool called Launchpad manager however, you can complete the Flashmall removal process by using it to get rid of the Flashmall icon on your Mac too.
  • How To Get Internet Explorer On Mac OS X Yosemite

    MacHow2
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    There is a very easy and fast way to get Internet Explorer on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion. Ridiculous as it sounds, some websites such as corporate intranets, HR and banking sites still require Internet Explorer to access them and IE is no longer available for Mac. Of course, you can always trick sites into thinking you are using Internet Explorer on Mac but some sites can’t be fooled and it doesn’t work as well as running IE on a Mac. Here we show you an easy way to get Internet Explorer on any Mac using OS x 10.7 Lion or above which takes no more…
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    Appleitis

  • Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate Review

    Rob E.B.
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
    Since the discontinuation of iDVD, many Mac users have been looking for a new DVD Burning alternative for OSX. Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is one possible contender for the role so let’s take a look. Wondershare has three main features, converting, burning DVDs and downloading videos. The software is priced at $69. The layout is […] The post Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate Review appeared first on Appleitis.
  • App Review: Papers, Please

    Roger McAllister
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:20 am
    Papers, Please is a certified hit on the PC platform, and this gripping game is now available for you to enjoy on mobile devices, albeit as an iPad exclusive. One that has been flawlessly ported to the tablet. If you’re unfamiliar with the hit title, then read on. The idea is all about working on […] The post App Review: Papers, Please appeared first on Appleitis.
  • iPhone 6 Topped Google Searches In 2014

    Eric B. Nelson
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:17 am
    Google has just released its annual trending online searches for the year, and the iPhone 6 easily took the first position in the Consumer Electronics category. The Apple smartphone was followed by the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Nexus 6, the Moto G, the Samsung Note 4, the fan favorite LG G3 and the Xbox One […] The post iPhone 6 Topped Google Searches In 2014 appeared first on Appleitis.
  • Jony Ivy Has Not Worked On Apple Watch, Says Designer

    Tommy Battles
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:13 am
    A bit of an interesting twist. It appears that the new hire Marc Newson is responsible for how the Apple Watch looks and feels, not Jonathan Ivy, as many had believed. Jony Ivy as he is known is the one credit for almost all of Apple’s industrial designs. But according to this interview, the revered […] The post Jony Ivy Has Not Worked On Apple Watch, Says Designer appeared first on Appleitis.
  • Apple Closes Business In Russia As Ruble Falls By 19%

    Stephanie Williams
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:07 am
    Things just aren’t going well in Russia. Apple has temporarily closed business operations in the country, with company official confirming the move and apologizing to users. And the reason? The extreme fluctuations of ruble — the Russian currency just plummeted 19% today, and the value surpassed a ratio of 80:1 compared to the US dollar […] The post Apple Closes Business In Russia As Ruble Falls By 19% appeared first on Appleitis.
 
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    Apple World Today

  • AWT News Update: April 27, 2015

    Steven Sande
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    On today's AWT News Update:Apple annouces record financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarterApple has made 27 acquisitions over the past six quartersThe company is adding another $50 billion to its capital return programA research firm estimates 376,000 Apple Watch pre-orders were delivered over the weekendThree Made for iPhone hearing aids are now controllable from the Apple WatchThe full text version of the podcast script is available below. SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST Text VersionThis is Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update for April 27,…
  • Watch App Store -- First impressions of Third-Party Watch Apps

    Kelly Hodgkins
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The Apple Watch arrived last Friday, and the device has not left my wrist since I pulled it out of the box. I’ve used it continuously, so much that I’ve drained the battery dry each day. Besides checking out all the features of the Watch, I also spent a good deal of time browsing the Watch App Store. Read on to find out what I think about the Watch App Store and which apps landed on my device first. Watch App Store First Impressions My first impressions of the App Store are mixed. There are a lot of apps at launch and I enjyed browsing through them, but only a handful really interest me.
  • Apple: "Record Second Quarter Results"

    Steven Sande
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Photo by RomarioIen/iStock / Getty Images Apple announced the results of its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28, 2015 and as expected, the company once again reported record results.The company had quarter revenue of $58 billion with a quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion ($2.33 per diluted share). Those results compare to last year's second quarter favorably -- one year ago, those numbers were $45.6 billion with a net profit of $10.2 billion, or $1.66 per diluted share.So what was the fuel in this rocket? Record second quarter sales of iPhone and Mac, aided by record performance of…
  • Our sponsor this week: Juicy Bits WhereNotes for Apple Watch

    Steven Sande
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    It's with a great deal of pleasure that we are introducing our sponsor for this week, Juicy Bits. The team at Juicy Bits has been hard at work lately on their new app for iPhone and Apple Watch, WhereNotes (free with in-app purchase).Juicy Bits describes WhereNotes like this -- "...makes it easy to remember something somewhere and recall it when you return. It's like having your own private notebook at each place you visit." Use cases include being able to remember a favorite restaurant meal so you can order it next time, grabbing a photo of an item you want to buy at a store so it's visible…
  • Three days with the Apple Watch: What we think of the newest Apple device

    Steven Sande
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    Today the editors of Apple World Today -- or should we call it Apple Watch Today? -- are sharing their thoughts after three days of living with Apple's most personal device ever. If you also have a Watch and wish to share your thoughts or have any questions about the experience of using one, please let us know in the comments.Steve SandeLucky me, living in the Western U.S. I somehow got my Apple Watch before the rest of the crew and was able to do both an unboxing video and show how the pairing process looks from the standpoint of the iPhone. As fate would have it, the arrival of…
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    Six Colors

  • This is Tim: Apple's CEO in his own words

    Jason Snell
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Presented below, a transcript of what Tim Cook said on today’s call with analysts following Apple’s quarterly results…. Today we’re reporting our strongest march quarter ever, with 27 percent revenue growth and 40 percent earnings per share growth year over year. We’re seeing fantastic results for iPhone, with revenue growth of 55 percent year on year, and we’re seeing a higher rate of switchers than we’ve experienced in previous iPhone cycles. The success of iphone has been extremely strong in emerging markets, where unit sales were up 63 percent…
  • Apple quarterly results: More iPhones, more profits

    Jason Snell
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Apple financial results are out. In the second fiscal quarter covering the first three months of calendar-year 2015, Apple sold 61 million iPhones, 12.6 million iPads, 4.6 million Macs. Total revenue was $58 billion, with $13.6 billion in profit. Apple’s cash balance is now at $194 billion. More charts after the jump, and of course we’ll be liveblogging the analyst call at @sixcolorsevent on Twitter and also right below… Tweets by @sixcolorsevent
  • Apple financial results due this afternoon ↦

    Jason Snell
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am
    It’s that time of the three-month block of time where a young person’s heart turns toward corporate documents. Yes, Apple’s quarterly financials will be released this afternoon, followed by a sometimes-informative phone call between Apple execs and financial analysts! Thrill to hear Gene Munster try to get Tim Cook talk about a new Apple television set! Fear at the analyst requests for “more color” from execs! Snooze as the classical music plays before the call begins! We’ll cover them here and as always, you can get a blow-by-blow on the @sixcolorsevent…
  • RSS Sponsor: HoudahSpot

    Jason Snell
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:23 am
    This week Six Colors is brought to you by HoudahSpot, a powerful file search tool for Mac that extends the power of Spotlight. It will help you locate hard-to-find files and keep frequently used files within reach. HoudahSpot provides a clear and structured interface that focuses on file search. It looks and works the way you expect file search to work: Fill in a search form with the details of the files you want to find: name, text content, author, image dimensions, etc. and find the excat files you are looking for. The customizable results display, the smart info pane and file previews make…
  • Apple Watch weekend: My initial reactions

    Jason Snell
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:06 am
    My Apple Watch came Friday. Well, not my Apple watch. I ordered the space gray Apple Watch Sport with the black sport band, and it was back-ordered until mid-May. Fortunately, a friend of mine ordered a watch he didn’t want, and decided to let Six Colors purchase his Apple Watch Sport with a green sport band. After a quick exchange on a little street a couple of miles from my house, I was in business. I spent two and half days with the Apple Watch without writing a word about it. I was talking to my mother on the phone today, and she asked what I thought of it—and I told her I…
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    Cult of Mac

  • Apple plans to return $200 billion to shareholders by 2017

    Buster Hein
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Along with revealing last quarters monstrous profits, Tim Cook has announced that Apple is increasing its capital buyback program to the tune of $140 billion. Apple’s Board of Directors have authorized an increase of more than 50 percent to the…Read more ›
  • Apple posts monstrous Q2 2015 results with $58 billion in revenue

    Buster Hein
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Apple has released the numbers for its Q1 2015 financial results, and they’re monstrous. Not only did Apple manage to have the second most successful earnings in the company’s history, but it blew past Wall Street’s expectations with a monstrous…Read more ›
  • Sorry haters, Apple already owns Apple.sucks domain

    Luke Dormehl
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Apple sucks! Or at least it does according to its most recent purchase: the domain name Apple.sucks, which the company has shelled out the cash to acquire. Operated by the company Vox Populi, the .sucks suffix will cost users $2,499 per year…Read more ›
  • Liveblog: Apple looks to make history with Q2 2015 earnings call

    Buster Hein
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:57 pm
    In less than an hour, Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri will reveal whether iPhone 6 sales have continued to sail past Wall Street’s expectations. We’ll be on hand to liveblog all the action from the Q2 2015 Apple earnings…Read more ›
  • Instagram offers up new filters, emoji for hashtags

    David Pierini
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Instagram continues to play with the color wheel, introducing three new filters Monday the company says get inspiration from weekend outdoor adventures. In addition to the filters, named Lark, Reyes and Juno, Instagram now allows users to include emoji on…Read more ›
 
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