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  • Checking your Mac for viruses -- wait, what?

    Macworld
    27 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    As we talked about in last week’s Working Mac, you may have been led to believe that you don’t have to worry about computer viruses on your Mac. And, to some extent, there’s truth to that. While your Mac can definitely be infected with malware, Apple’s built-in malware detection and file quarantine capabilities are meant to make it less likely that you’ll download and run malicious software. Apple introduced malware detection to the Mac OS with Snow Leopard (Mac OS 10.6). This system consists of the quarantine of any app downloaded from the Internet, the use of Code Signing…
  • Twelve South HiRise for Apple Watch: Simply beautiful

    Apple World Today
    Steven Sande
    26 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Twelve South HiRise for Apple Watch. Photo ©2015, Steven Sande. All rights reserved. Over the past few weeks we’ve talked about some charging stands for the Apple Watch. Pad & Quill’s Timber Catchall is a solid wood beauty, the Duet Dock features a solid aluminum iPhone/Watch charging solution, as does the Night Stand Kickstarter project (which doesn’t appear to be making it into production...). Today I’m looking at the Twelve South HiRise for Apple Watch (US$49.99), a compact and sturdy Watch charging stand that’s now shipping.DesignThe design of the HiRise for Apple Watch…
  • New iOS Bug Crashing iPhones Simply by Receiving a Text Message [Includes Fix]

    MacRumors
    Juli Clover
    26 May 2015 | 8:34 pm
    A new bug has been discovered in the Messages app, allowing a string of characters sent to a person via iMessage or SMS to crash an iPhone and cause the Messages app to crash after being opened. The bug, which requires a specific string of symbols and Arabic characters to be sent, was first noticed on reddit earlier this afternoon and has been spreading around the Internet since then. Sending the string of characters to an iPhone results in an immediate respring, causing an iPhone to crash and quickly reboot. From there, if the Messages app was opened at a list view, the Messages app crashes…
  • Everything we know about Richard Howarth, Apple’s new ‘badass’ head of industrial design

    Cult of Mac
    Leander Kahney
    26 May 2015 | 11:54 am
    This is Richard Howarth, Apple’s newly appointed vice president of industrial design, and the man who has to fill Jony Ive’s (calf-leather) shoes. Ive has been promoted to chief design officer to do more “blue sky thinking,” leaving Howarth to…Read more ›
  • Wake up to the smell of money, not farts

    MacBlogz
    Daniel Cooper
    27 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    If we were rich, we'd pay gourmet baker Richard Bertinet to rouse us every day with the scent of his freshly baked bread. Unfortunately, we're not, which is why SensorWake's smell-based alarm clock is such an exciting prospect. Rather than waking use...
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    MacNN

  • Malicious Unicode Messages string responsible for iPhone crashing

    27 May 2015 | 6:10 am
    A new iOS bug has manifested itself, allowing for malicious senders to remotely crash an iPhone. A very specific string of Arabic text can be used, which triggers a flaw in unicode handling, which will lock up Messages, induce phone restarts if locked, and can cause Springboard to crash....
  • Crowdfunding Critic: Flare Audio headphones and earphones

    27 May 2015 | 5:52 am
    Welcome to Crowdfunding Critic, an occasional post that arises every so often, whenever we find something on one of the many crowdfunding efforts that may be worth your time, and possibly your money. None of the projects featured in this series of posts pay us for the attention, as we select them based on if they are interesting to us and potentially you. This time we're looking at the Flare Audio lineup of premium headphones and earphones....
  • Living with: Drafts 4 (iOS)

    27 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    Woke up one morning -- dah da dah duh -- with an entire short play in my head. As you do. I would like to tell you that I picked up my iPad, opened Drafts 4 and wrote the whole thing in one go because that is what I should have done. Instead, as much of a fan of Drafts on iOS as I am, I tried writing it in Final Draft instead....
  • Hands On: Edjing Pro 1.0.9 (iOS)

    27 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    DJs have been mixing their magic on turntables and large, expensive basement studio setups for decades at this point, bringing us incredible mashups and original songs. However, there's no reason that DJs should be chained to heavy, expensive equipment when a perfectly viable resource sits within their hands. Today we checked out Edjing Pro, a professional DJ mixing tool for the iPad and iPhone....
  • Hands On: iKlip Grip

    26 May 2015 | 3:28 pm
    While IK Multimedia is perhaps better known for the audio software it creates, the past few years has seen the company growing more and more into the mobile accessory space. Products like the iRig, iRig Mic HD, and iLoud have given the company a reputation for creating products that are not only well built, but also easy to use. Most recently, the company has announced the launch of the iKlip Grip, a new multifunction product aimed towards mobile photographers....
 
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    Office Blogs

  • How OneNote can evolve education

    OneNote Team
    26 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post on OneNote was written by Michael Williams, Social Science teacher at Weston Ranch High School, Manteca USD. I am a young educator who grew up in an educator family and have seen many movements to increase the amount of technology used in the classroom—but many of these were short term blips. Education has essentially been conducted in the same manner for thousands of years. A teacher passes on knowledge of a topic to the student and the student writes down the information. The student then studies the information to master the content. OneNote is the next technology step in…
  • Driving Yammer adoption, one business team at a time

    Guest Author
    26 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Andy Jankowski, founder and managing director for Enterprise Strategies, a Microsoft partner. When I first read Gartner’s prediction that,” Through 2015, 80 percent of social business efforts will fail to achieve the intended benefits due to an overemphasis on technology and inadequate leadership involvement*,” I laughed and then, I cried. For the last five years, my company, Enterprise Strategies has helped Fortune 500 organizations roll out enterprise social networks and establish a new, more social way of working. It all started when a group of…
  • How a Macedonian teacher incorporates mobile technologies and OneNote in her classroom

    OneNote Team
    26 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today post on OneNote was written by Marija Petreska and Hristo Uzunov from a primary school in Drugovo Macedonia. The one thing my students carry with them at all times is their phones, so I often think of ways they can be used in the service of education. My students use a lot of apps they aren’t aware that can be used for learning—like Instagram for sharing photos and videos, Tumblr for digital vocabulary walls, SoundCloud for building an audio library and finally Office Lens for streamlining class work. When I first installed Office Lens, I was already using Scannable and…
  • Announcing a new way to create connectors in Office 365

    Office 365 Team
    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Over the past few years, you’ve provided feedback on how we could improve the experience for creating connectors to set up mail flow in Office 365. We heard you loud and clear… Out with old, in with the new. We completely overhauled the connector experience in Office 365 to provide you with better guidance, a simplified user interface and an easier way to check that everything works as expected. This topic digs into all the details, but here are a couple highlights. No more guess work Setting up mail flow can be complex given the number of systems that can be involved on a mail…
  • OneNote welcomes three new partners—cloudHQ, Equil and WordPress

    OneNote Team
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Just over a year ago we launched the OneNote partner ecosystem and a new service for developers to connect their products to OneNote via an API (the technical pipeline between an app on your phone or tablet and a cloud service like OneNote). Since then, our ecosystem has grown to include a wide variety of complimentary partner experiences that extend the power of OneNote to a range of apps, devices and services, such as hardware and software scanners, mail apps, web clippers, news readers and tools. Heading into our second year, we’re excited to welcome three new partners into the fold,…
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    TidBITS

  • External Link: Charter Sets Its Sights on Time Warner

    26 May 2015 | 12:42 pm
    With regulators having nixed Comcast’s bid to purchase Time Warner Cable, rival Charter Communications has stepped in with a $56.7 billion bid. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year. While the acquisition will face regulatory scrutiny, it’s not expected to be as intense as that experienced by Comcast when it attempted to buy Time Warner. 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…
  • External Link: A Bit of Fry and Ive

    26 May 2015 | 12:39 pm
    British comedian and self-described Apple “fanboi” Stephen Fry got the rare chance to break some news from inside Apple: Jony Ive is being promoted to Chief Design Officer, with Richard Howarth serving under him as head of Industrial Design and Alan Dye serving as head of User Interface. Alongside the news, Fry toured the site of Apple’s new campus with Ive and CEO Tim Cook, and Fry shared a story about how he once annoyed Steve Jobs. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support…
  • External Link: Josh Centers Looks Ahead to Apple TV on the Tech Night Owl Live

    26 May 2015 | 7:38 am
    After spending a month with the Apple Watch, Managing Editor Josh Centers joined Tech Night Owl host Gene Steinberg to discuss his experience with it, as well as what he’s expecting from the rumored Apple TV update. Josh also discusses market interest in 4K television and his brief experience with AOL. 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…
  • “Photos for Mac: A Take Control Crash Course” Now Complete

    22 May 2015 | 2:33 pm
    We’ve now released the full “Photos for Mac: A Take Control Crash Course,” previously available in an abbreviated early-bird version. It helps you transition to Photos, walks you through importing photo libraries, explains the Photos interface and how you can organize your images, gets you going with the editing tools, assists you with syncing to iOS devices, and looks at creating slideshows and print products. 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…
  • LaunchBar 6.4

    21 May 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Adds Action Editor for easy creation and modification of actions. ($29 new, free update, 13.2 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
 
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    TUAW

  • Hot Topic is buying ThinkGeek

    Daniel Cooper
    27 May 2015 | 5:51 am
    High school is teenage tribalism, which is why the Lip Service kids aren't going to hang with the Forever 21 set in the lunch hall. Now, however, Hot Topic has realized that it's got plenty in common with ThinkGeek, and has decided to swallow the nic...
  • Argos opens its first 'digital stores' inside Sainsbury's supermarkets

    Jamie Rigg
    27 May 2015 | 5:44 am
    What better way to maximise footfall to your store than to set-up shop inside places people visit daily for tomorrow's bread and milk? Undoubtedly that's the thinking behind Argos' new batch of "digital stores," where tablets replace order slips and ...
  • Neato robot vacuums get better brushes for your filthy floor

    Roberto Baldwin
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Having a robotic vacuum scoot around your home sucking up filth isn't all that novel. But if your current rolling dust buster just isn't cutting it, Neato just updated its D-series line. The Botvac D75, D80 and D85 all sport the new spiral blade brus...
  • 'Evolve' simplifies the hunt with free deathmatch arena mode

    Nick Summers
    27 May 2015 | 4:07 am
    Evolve isn't a typical multiplayer shooter. The game pits four hunters against a quickly mutating monster, with the first task usually being to find and trap the player-controlled goliath. The experience can be a little bewildering for newcomers, so ...
  • 70,000 pictures make up this panorama of Mont Blanc

    Mariella Moon
    27 May 2015 | 3:13 am
    This is a photo of Mont Blanc, the tallest mountain in the European Union. But it's not just any photo: it's actually just a small part of a panorama comprised of 70,000 pictures and 365 gigapixels. In 2014, a team of photographers led by Filippo Ble...
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    MacRumors

  • Apple Surpasses Google to Reclaim Title of World's Most Valuable Brand

    Joe Rossignol
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Apple was named the most valuable global brand in market research firm Millward Brown's tenth annual BrandZ brand value report [PDF], seeing a 67% rise in brand value to $246.9 billion. The Cupertino-based company surpassed Google, which ranked first in the 2014 report, to reclaim the top ranking in the study for the fourth time in the past five years. See BrandZ's annual reports in 2011, 2012 and 2013 for reference."With a 67 percent rise in Brand Value to $247 billion, Apple returned to number one in the BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking. Success of the iPhone 6…
  • New iOS Bug Crashing iPhones Simply by Receiving a Text Message [Includes Fix]

    Juli Clover
    26 May 2015 | 8:34 pm
    A new bug has been discovered in the Messages app, allowing a string of characters sent to a person via iMessage or SMS to crash an iPhone and cause the Messages app to crash after being opened. The bug, which requires a specific string of symbols and Arabic characters to be sent, was first noticed on reddit earlier this afternoon and has been spreading around the Internet since then. Sending the string of characters to an iPhone results in an immediate respring, causing an iPhone to crash and quickly reboot. From there, if the Messages app was opened at a list view, the Messages app crashes…
  • Apple Replaces Problematic 'Discoveryd' Process With mDNSresponder in 10.10.4 Beta 4

    Juli Clover
    26 May 2015 | 3:06 pm
    In today's fourth OS X 10.10.4 beta, Apple made a significant behind-the-scenes change that could result in improved networking performance for some users -- the removal of the "discoveryd" process. As noted by MacRumors forum members and 9to5Mac, in OS X 10.10.4 beta 4, the discoveryd process has been replaced by mDNSresponder. Since OS X Yosemite debuted in October, there have been ongoing complaints about discoveryd consuming CPU resources, draining battery life, and causing issues with Wi-Fi. These problems have lingered for several months, even after multiple bug fixes and performance…
  • iOS 9's Upcoming Transit Addition to Maps May Be Limited in Scope at Launch

    Juli Clover
    26 May 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Apple has been working on adding mass transit routing information to its Maps application for several years, and while the feature appears to be ready to debut as part of iOS 9, it could be limited in scope at launch. The transit service may initially be available only in a small number of cities across the United States, Canada, Europe, and China when iOS 9 is released to the public, according to sources that spoke to 9to5Mac. San Francisco and New York are said to be two of the locations in the United States where transit directions will be available. Both major cities are known for their…
  • Apple Seeds Fourth OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite Beta to Developers, Public Beta Testers

    Juli Clover
    26 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    Apple today seeded the fourth beta of OS X 10.10.4 to developers, just over two weeks after releasing the third OS X 10.10.4 beta and a month after releasing the first OS X 10.10.4 beta. OS X 10.10.4 has been in testing since mid April, following the early April release of OS X 10.10.3 with the new Photos for OS X app. The new beta, build 14E26a, can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store or through the Mac Developer Center. OS X 10.10.3 brought several consumer-facing changes including the new Photos for OS X app, a redesigned emoji picker, and diversified…
 
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    Macworld

  • MacKeeper refund ads will run on Facebook as part of class-action lawsuit settlement

    27 May 2015 | 5:26 am
    A sizable Internet advertising campaign is planned to alert people to a proposed class-action settlement over MacKeeper, a security program for Macs accused of deceptive practices.MacKeeper’s developer, ZeoBit, was sued in May 2014 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Filed on behalf of Pennsylvania resident Holly Yencha, the class-action suit alleges MacKeeper was deceptively marketed and did not fully function as advertised.Under a proposed settlement, ZeoBit—a company started in Ukraine but now based in California—will put $2 million into a fund to…
  • Maybe the Mac is a typewriter after all

    27 May 2015 | 3:38 am
    Some of my colleagues still type on keyboards designed by Apple in the 1980s. What I’m saying is, some people really care about keyboards. But whether or not you have opinions about keyboards, they’re important tools to help us get written language into our digital devices.On Tuesday AppleInsider reported on an Apple patent for a multitouch keyboard that would, if implemented, allow the company to remove the trackpad entirely–because the keyboard would itself become a trackpad, with key caps as touch-sensitive surfaces. It’s a pretty wacky idea, and plenty of Apple’s patents never…
  • Checking your Mac for viruses -- wait, what?

    27 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    As we talked about in last week’s Working Mac, you may have been led to believe that you don’t have to worry about computer viruses on your Mac. And, to some extent, there’s truth to that. While your Mac can definitely be infected with malware, Apple’s built-in malware detection and file quarantine capabilities are meant to make it less likely that you’ll download and run malicious software. Apple introduced malware detection to the Mac OS with Snow Leopard (Mac OS 10.6). This system consists of the quarantine of any app downloaded from the Internet, the use of Code Signing…
  • Kokoon headphones monitor your brain waves to induce deep sleep

    27 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    A light sleeper's biggest nightmare is hearing a car alarm going off in the middle of the night. If you have problems going to sleep (and staying asleep), these wireless noise-canceling headphones might offer a new, innovative solution. The Kokoon headphones are the first to incorporate electroencephalogram (EEG) sensors to detect the electrical activity in your brain throughout your nightly sleeping ritual. It uses this information to determine which sleeping phase you’re experiencing and then functions accordingly. “We’re the first consumer device using EEG, the gold standard way of…
  • Review: Voyce is the wellness monitor for dogs that makes wearables vividly relevant

    27 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Even if you retired your Fitbit or Fuelband to a desk drawer long ago, you may still find room in your heart for another activity-tracking wearable. No, not for you—for your dog. The Voyce health and wellness monitor bypasses human biology entirely, and sets its sights on canis familiaris, a species with much less capricious technology habits.Yeah, it’s another canine wearable. But instead of merely recording pawsteps, the Voyce band also tracks resting heart and respiratory rates, two biometrics that can provide deep insights into a dog’s health. My border collie mix, Whiskey, has been…
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    MacTech News

  • iOS bug lets someone crash your iPhone with a text message

    dsellers
    27 May 2015 | 5:52 am
    There's an iOS bug that lets someone crash your iPhone by sending a text message from their own iPhone containing what appears to be a single line of seemingly innocuous Arabic script, according to AppleInsider (http://tinyurl.com/oa58zch). read more
  • Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 8.0.1 for FileMaker Pro 14

    dsellers
    27 May 2015 | 4:20 am
    Troi Automatisering has released Troi File Plug-in 8.0.1 for FileMaker Pro 14. The update of the file management plug-in fixes some problems and improves several functions. Troi File Plug-in is a very powerful tool for getting access to information outside the FileMaker Pro database. Any files or folders stored on the computer can be accessed through the functions of the plug-in. A fully functional demo version of Troi File Plug-in 8.0.1 is available for downloading at Troi's Web site (http://www.troi.com/software/fileplugin.html). read more
  • Maintain serves up Cocktail 8.4 (Yosemite Edition)

    dsellers
    27 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Maintain has served up Cocktail 8.4 (Yosemite Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X Yosemite. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Version 8.4 adds ability to clear applications (App Store, Automator, Contacts, Dashboard, Dictionary, Game Center, iBooks, iTunes, Maps, Photos, System Preferences, Xcode) caches and adds compatibility with OS X 10.10.4. It also contains updated Automator actions. read more
  • PDFKey Pro for OS X locks, unlocks password-protected PDF docs

    dsellers
    26 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    Briksoftware has announced PDFKey Pro 4.3 (http://pdfkey.com) for Mac OS X and Windows. It's an upgrade of the utility that locks and unlocks password-protected PDF documents. PDFKey Pro removes editing and printing passwords by creating exact copies of PDF documents, but without the password. It instantly removes viewing passwords, but only if said password is provided beforehand. You can lock PDF files by creating perfect copies, but protected with either, or both, a viewing password and a password to restrict usage permissions (printing and copying) to the files. read more
  • 24U Releases 24U SimpleFile Plug-In 3.0 for FileMaker 14

    dsellers
    26 May 2015 | 11:43 am
    24U Software (www.24usoftware.com/) has launched 24U SimpleFile Plug-In 3.0, an upgrade of the 24U SimpleFile Plug-In for managing files and folders directly from FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Server. The update adds new features, along with support for 64-bit FileMaker Pro 14 and FileMaker Server 12, 13, and 14. 24U SimpleFile Plug-In 3.0 brings support for running applications from the solution, compressing and decompressing files and folders, and introduces new options for file selection dialogs. read more
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    Touch Arcade

  • 'Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions' is Coming to iOS This Week, and We've Got Hands-On Impressions and Video

    Carter Dotson
    26 May 2015 | 5:31 pm
    If you're a fan of Geometry Wars, you might be living in a world of sadness now that Geometry Wars: Touch is no longer on the App Store. But boy do I have good news for you: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, the latest entry in the series, developed by Lucid Games, is coming to iOS this Thursday. And if you haven't played this latest entry in the dual-stick shooter series, you have a lot to get excited for. Check out some hands-on footage. The heart of the game is the familiar Geometry Wars gameplay. But structurally, Lucid has combined the structure of the Wii/DS Geometry Wars: Galaxies with the…
  • 'Stack Heroes' is a Fun Stacking Game Releasing Next Month

    Carter Dotson
    26 May 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Did you ever play The Blocks Cometh [$0.99] and want to control the blocks falling down? Well, Stack Heroes is kind of like that. While other games in the "stack and build a tower" quasi-genre do exist, like The Tower [Free], this one has you building towers of many blocks of different sizes as high as possible. You'll have to deal with single blocks, tall blocks, and wide blocks falling, trying to stack them up with some semblance of stability. The game is regulated by time, and there are milestones to hit where you can extend your game time. However, blocks that fall off the playing field…
  • Auroch Digital is Bringing Games Workshop's 'Dark Future' to Mobile

    Tasos Lazarides
    26 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Auroch Digital, the company behind the Chainsaw Warrior adaptations and responsible for the fascinating takes on warfare that was Narco Guerra and Endgame: Syria, is rebooting the Games Workshop cult classic boardgame, Dark Future, just in time for the upcoming global apocalypse. The boardgame was originally published in the 80s and has a very Mad Max vibe (which makes its reboot very appropriate since the Mad Max franchise is also undergoing the same process at the moment). The running and gunning took place in a world where corporations controlled high-tech gated communities while the rest…
  • 'MeatSlayer: Dash or Death' is a Game from Creators of 'theMeatly' Webcomic

    Carter Dotson
    26 May 2015 | 3:16 pm
    The folks at theMeatly are known among game-dev circles for their webcomics about game development, especially on mobile. Now, they're making a game of their very own in their distinct art style, called MeatSlayer: Dash or Death. You'll be controlling the MeatSlayer, an eyepatch-wearing, meat-eating little chap who runs and punches stuff, like giant, meat-tossing robots. Sounds interesting! Check out the stylish trailer below: It'll be interesting to see just how this one turns out, as the creators of the webcomics have a lot to say on game development, but now have to put their money where…
  • 'Traps n' Gemstones' and Dozens of Other Games Are on Sale Right Now

    Carter Dotson
    26 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    While there's lots of sales that happen before any big holiday, such as Memorial Day, there's still a few stragglers and even some new sales that have popped up after the fact. The big one is Traps n Gemstones [$0.99] which is on a sale down from $4.99 to $0.99 this week. It's a top-notch Metroidvania for mobile, from an unlikely source in Donut Games. There's still high score elements, but it's definitely something unique and really fun from them, with their unique art and feel to the game. A great pickup for a dollar. As well, there's some solid freebies, and big sales on some top-rated…
 
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • New OS X beta dumps discoveryd, restores mDNSResponder to fix DNS bugs

    Andrew Cunningham
    26 May 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Apple has fixed a bunch of OS X Yosemite's bugs since releasing it last fall, but one big one remained: the error-prone discoveryd DNS service was still present in 10.10.3, and it was still causing problems. Today, Apple released a new beta build of the OS X 10.10.4 update, and it turns out that Apple's fix for the problem was the same as ours: 9to5Mac reports that the discoveryd service is gone, and it's been replaced by the mDNSResponder service that handled DNS in Mavericks and older versions. That doesn't mean discoveryd is gone for good—Apple could try to fix its bugs and…
  • Jony Ive is Apple’s “Chief Design Officer,” steps away from daily management

    Andrew Cunningham
    26 May 2015 | 8:15 am
    Jony Ive's role at Apple is changing again. When Scott Forstall was pushed aside in 2012, Ive was promoted to oversee both hardware and software design at the company. Now he's being promoted again, according to a profile by Stephen Fry in The Telegraph. As Apple's Chief Design Officer, Ive will still oversee hardware and software design, but he'll hand off day-to-day management to Richard Howarth and Alan Dye, respectively. 9to5Mac also has an internal memo from CEO Tim Cook: Design is one of the most important ways we communicate with our customers, and our reputation for…
  • A quick review of Apple’s new iPhone Lightning Dock

    Iljitsch van Beijnum
    25 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Earlier this week, Apple released a new iPhone Dock. Back in the day, the third generation iPod came with a dock, and nearly two years ago Apple released iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C docks. Those old docks had a 30-pin or Lightning connector, respectively, as well as a 3.5mm line out connector. As I like to use my iPhone on my nightstand as a clock while it charges (Analog Digital Clock for the win!), I took a knife to my 5S Dock and managed to make it fit an iPhone 6. But I ended up using the dock fairly rarely because docking requires getting my iPhone out of its case—which I use religiously…
  • Great expectations: An Ars reader wishlist for iOS 9

    Andrew Cunningham
    23 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Last weekend we published a short wishlist of things we’d like to see in iOS 9. Some of it was fairly basic, some of it was more involved. Some wishes were new, and others have been around for years. Some things seemed like a safe bet, and others were more farfetched. But software is never done, and hey, we can dream. Many of you had desires beyond what we asked about, and we’ve gathered some of the most interesting and frequently requested features here. Like our original list, your requests are a mix of plausible and implausible, simple and complex. But all of them would be interesting…
  • Report: iOS 9 will be optimized for older devices, including iPhone 4S

    Andrew Cunningham
    22 May 2015 | 10:24 am
    We're just a few weeks out from WWDC, and new details about Apple's next-generation operating systems continue to surface. A new report from the well-sourced 9to5Mac details a handful of features, the most interesting of which is a note about support for older devices. We had assumed that Apple would include support for some devices based on its aging A5 SoC—the fifth-gen iPod Touch, original iPad Mini, and third-gen Apple TV are all still being sold, after all—but the report indicates that we can expect an update for out-of-production devices like the iPhone 4S (the iPad 2 isn't…
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    Digg

  • Can A Single Card Compete With Apple Pay?

    26 May 2015 | 2:09 am
    The question is whether consumers need one card for all their other cards in the age of Apple Pay.
  • Jony Ive Named Apple ’s Chief Design Officer

    25 May 2015 | 5:35 pm
    In the newly created position, Ive will “focus entirely on current design projects, new ideas and future initiatives,” according to a statement by Apple .
  • This Is One Way To Make Apple Powder

    7 May 2015 | 9:21 am
    Smashing an apple has pretty expected results: you end up with goopy bits of apple all over the place. But if you, like YouTuber Carsandwater, froze that apple first with some liquid nitrogen you just had laying around, you'd end up with some weird chalk-like apple dust. Yum!
  • Apple Has Plans For Your DNA

    7 May 2015 | 2:18 am
    The iPhone could become a new tool in genetic studies.  Apple is collaborating with US researchers to launch apps that would offer some iPhone owners the chance to get their DNA tested, many of them for the first time, according to people familiar with the plans.
  • How A Deaf, Blind Woman Uses The Apple Watch

    4 May 2015 | 3:57 am
    Molly Watt was born deaf and was registered blind at age 14. Here's how she uses's Apple 's latest product.
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    MacStories

  • Microsoft Bringing Cortana to iPhone Later This Year

    Federico Viticci
    26 May 2015 | 8:38 am
    In a blog post today, Microsoft announced a 'Phone Companion' app built into Windows 10 (which is coming out this summer) to easily transfer content (like documents and photos) to Android and iOS devices. They also revealed that Cortana, the company's voice assistant, will be released on iPhone “later this year”. The Cortana app can do most of the things Cortana does on your PC or on a Windows phone. You can have Cortana remind you to pick up milk the next time you’re at the grocery store, and then your phone will wake up and buzz with the reminder. You’ll be able to…
  • Napkin: Say It With a Picture, Skip the 1,000 Words [Sponsor]

    Federico Viticci
    26 May 2015 | 8:08 am
    Sometimes explaining something with an email or instant message is frustrating and slow. Miscommunication costs time and money. Use Napkin for OS X to effortlessly create an image that makes your point crystal clear and avoid all that confusion. Start by importing images or screenshots to your Napkin canvas. Sketch and type to create tasteful annotations such as arrows, shapes and text. Highlight a specific detail in an image by magnifying it with Napkin's unique call-outs. When you are done creating, share your result quickly with the sharing menu or a simple drag and drop export from the…
  • Jony Ive Promoted to ‘Chief Design Officer’

    Federico Viticci
    25 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Until now, Ive’s job title has been Senior Vice President of Design. But I can reveal that he has just been promoted and is now Apple’s Chief Design Officer. It is therefore an especially exciting time for him. Inside the fabled design studio (cloths over the long tables hiding the exciting new prototypes from prying eyes like mine) Jony has two people with him. They too have been promoted as part of Ive’s new role. In a profile at The Telegraph, Stephen Fry reveals Jony Ive's new role at Apple. Richard Howarth and Alan Dye (both profiled by Wired and The New Yorker earlier…
  • Virtual: Dragon Ball All the Things

    Federico Viticci
    23 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    This week Federico shares a personal story about Dragon Ball, before going on to talk about Lifeline, Mario Kart and Puzzle and Dragons with Myke. On this week's Virtual, I continue to cover Lifeline and reminisce about the good old days of Dragon Ball videogames (the 3D game I mention on the show was called Final Bout). You can listen here. Sponsored by: Hover: Simplified Domain Management. Use code 'KOOPA' for 10% off your first purchase. Igloo: An intranet you'll actually like, free for up to 10 people. ∞ Read this on MacStories
  • Revisions for Dropbox: Take Control of Your Dropbox History

    Brett Terpstra
    22 May 2015 | 7:51 am
    Revisions for Dropbox I was excited to discover Revisions For Dropbox, a Mac app for viewing a history of changes for any file or folder in your Dropbox account. I'd been looking for precisely this solution, and it didn't disappoint. Revisions is a menu bar app you can access at any time. When you connect your Dropbox account, it begins indexing the entire stored history for all of your files. Depending on the type of Dropbox account you have, this ranges from 30 days (free) to forever (business account). Of course, if your Dropbox account is anything like mine – a huge folder with a…
 
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  • Black Widow iPhone 6 Coming Soon!

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    If plain silver, space gray, or white doesn’t do anything for you, then the Black Widow iPhone 6 might just tickle your fancy, although Black Widow will probably do more than that. ColorWare, a maker of customized tech products, is releasing a limited edition Black Widow iPhone 6 very soon. You won’t see the face or silhouette of Natasha Romanoff, but the glossy, raised black spider web pattern and matte black panel plus a red border and Apple logo is (almost) just as good. There will only be 25 units of the Black Widow iPhone 6, each numbered uniquely. The phone is a real…
  • Are Apple Watch Sales Flagging?

    Kraig Becker
    25 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    There is no denying that the Apple Watch was a hot product upon release, selling out the initial stock in just a few minutes, and pushing shipping dates for early adopters back for weeks. In fact, sales were so brisk that the new device actually outsold all previous Android Wear models within hours of availability. But now that the initial rush to buy Apple’s latest gadget has died down, there are some indications that sales of the device have not been quite as impressive as we were once led to believe. This has prompted some analysts to cut their estimates on Apple Watch sales, and…
  • Epelican Will Give You Money for Your Unwanted Apple Watch

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    25 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s nothing new. Gadgets do get old, literally and figuratively, and their owners want to get rid of them at some point. The question is when. There are users who wait for the next model before selling their device. But there are also early adopters who find not too long after their purchase that they don’t want the gadget after all. You can always give your gadget to a friend or family member, but that means you don’t get any money back. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but if you need the cash, then selling is the best option. After all, there is a huge…
  • Is the iPhone 6S Coming in August?

    Kraig Becker
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Remember Ming Chi-Kuo? He’s the Apple analyst we told you about awhile back after he made some rather bold predictions about the iPhone 6S. He’s making headlines once again this week following a research note he wrote for KGI Securities, the investment firm that he works for. In the note, Kuo made what could be an even bolder prediction, this time saying that Apple’s next generation smartphone will be revealed in August, a full month ahead of when it is widely expected to debut. Kuo, who has a solid reputation for breaking news about Apple’s latest gadgets before…
  • 5 Paid iOS Apps Gone Free, May 22, 2015

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    22 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Let’s welcome the weekend with some paid iOS apps gone free once again. It’s Memorial Day weekend so there are bound to be more sales in the following days, but here are five apps that are already free. Apps that you will not only enjoy but find useful as well. Paid iOS apps gone free Skiing Yeti Mountain Why don’t we start with a game that will bring back memories of, funnily enough, the early days of Windows. I don’t know if you remember Ski Free, but I remember spending quite some time playing that game. Skiing Yeti Mountain is truly reminiscent of that game, but…
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  • Rumor: Next-gen iPhone to feature 12-megapixel Sony sensor with RGBW support

    Chris Barylick
    26 May 2015 | 8:13 am
    Tweet It’s a rumor, but it’s a rumor that could point towards an really nifty camera for the next-gen iPhone. A recent report states that the next-gen iPhone will arrive with a 12-megapixel Sony sensor that makes use of the firm’s RGBW technology to help with low-light photography. Sources downplayed the possibility of a dual-camera setup with wide-angle and telephoto lenses, but noted that RGBW means an alleged switch to smaller pixels won’t come at the expense of low-light imaging. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus both employ 8-megapixel sensors with larger-than-average…
  • Midas Touch Kickstarter project looks to bring DIY 24-karat gold kit to Apple Watch

    Chris Barylick
    26 May 2015 | 8:01 am
    Tweet If you don’t want to shell out US$10,000 or more for the 18 karat gold Apple Watch Edition, you can invest in a Kickstarter to be able to spend about US$100 to have the base model Apple Watch plated in 24 karat gold. The Midas Touch Kickstarter project, started by chemist Eric Knoll, offers a step-by-step kit for applying a 24K gold plating to your Apple Watch. The kit itself starts at just under US$100, and goes up to US$150 if you have a steel band to cover in addition to the watch casing itself. This works as a cheaper solution to sending your Apple Watch along to a company to…
  • Microsoft announces Cortana for iOS, Android devices, cites release date for later this year

    Chris Barylick
    26 May 2015 | 7:34 am
    Tweet If you were thinking of dropping Siri for another personal assistant, Microsoft has something on the way. Microsoft announced on Tuesday that its Cortana personal digital assistant will be available for iOS and Android devices later this year. Windows 10 will also feature a new “Phone Companion” app as a central place for PC users to install Cortana and other Windows-related apps for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone. Cortana was unveiled on Windows Phone 8.1 last April as the company’s answer to Siri and Google Now, and the company is also bringing the personal…
  • Happy Memorial Day from O’Grady’s PowerPage

    Chris Barylick
    25 May 2015 | 7:04 am
    Tweet Ladies and gentlemen, in honor of Memorial Day, the PowerPage staff will be spending time with friends and family. We’ll resume coverage of everything Mac and mobile tomorrow and bring you the most recent news as to everything that’s happening in the Mac/iOS universe. For the time being, put down the computers and the devices for a little while and have an amazing Memorial Day.
  • Fontstand lets Mac OS X users rent fonts for hours, days, months or buy them outright

    Chris Barylick
    25 May 2015 | 6:54 am
    Tweet This could be useful, especially if you only need as specific font for a short period of time. A new application called Fontstand allows Mac OS X users to rent or try fonts for free. Once a font is previewed, it can be activated for one hour or rented at 10 percent of its retail price per month. Users can own the font after renting it for 12 months and a font can be shared with a team for a fraction of its rental price. Fontstand’s pricing centers around European standards, a family of 10 styles of font generally retailing for around €67 (US$73.55) while a single font might…
 
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    AppleTell

  • Scosche debuts flatOUT LED Lightning charge/sync cable

    Kirk Hiner
    27 May 2015 | 4:21 am
    As accessory manufacturers continue to seek new and innovative ways to stand out from the competition, more are taking the LED indicator approach to charging your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Why? So you know when your device is done charging without having to wake it up or open its folio cover, of course…. Continue reading Scosche debuts flatOUT LED Lightning charge/sync cable Related posts: Scosche announces Lightning connector accessories Seen @ Macworld/iWorld 2013: Scosche boomSTREAM mini ChargeKey now available at BiteMyApple.co The post Scosche debuts flatOUT LED Lightning…
  • IK Multimedia iKlip Grip camera stand review

    Kirk Hiner
    26 May 2015 | 8:22 pm
    These kids these days and their selfie sticks, am I right? Always taking pictures of themselves and their friends? Why, when I was young, selfie sticks were called total strangers, and we gave them our disc cameras and explained for five minutes that the biggest button is always the only one they need to worry about, then got the film developed two weeks later to marvel at the glorious shot of our shoes. I guess critics of today’s youth never had such experiences, but it doesn’t matter here, because IK Multimedia’s iKlip Grip is only one part selfie stick. It’s also a camera…
  • Duet Display app turns iPad into second display for Mac and PC

    Charles Moore
    26 May 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Claimed to be the #1 iPad paid app in the U.S. and 11 other countries, Duet Display is an iOS app that allows you to use your iDevice in tandem as a second display for your Mac or PC. To set up, download and open Duet on your Mac or PC (for free) and in iOS (not free). Connect your iDevice to your Mac using a lightning or 30 pin cable. There’s no messing about with firewall settings or worries about Wi-Fi speed or your 802.11n network…. Continue reading Duet Display app turns iPad into second display for Mac and PC Related posts: The Festive Apple 2012: Christmas Trees for OS X, iOS,…
  • Hands-on with Quetzalcoatl for iPhone, iPad

    Jarrett Green
    26 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    I visit the App Store at least once a week. What am I in search of? I couldn’t tell you with any real specificity, just something exciting to rest my thumbs on for a short time. The App Store is a fickle entity, though; apps pour into its digital troughs hourly, easily consumed or wholly ignored by accident. It takes quite the savvy mobile connoisseur to find valuable game contributions in the constant cacophony. A good eye, or in some cases, just patience. This is this case with last week’s (May 15-21) app of the week, Quetzalcoatl. It’s been available for download since…
  • Zagg Pocket Keyboard for iPhone, Android review

    Paul Gazella
    26 May 2015 | 6:20 am
    Zagg is well known amongst Apple users for their line of screen protectors for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch. What some may not know is that they also offer a lineup of keyboards. One such keyboard is the recently released Zagg Pocket Keyboard for the iPhone and Android phones. With it, Zagg has come up with a very slim and very portable solution to provide the use of a true keyboard and not have to rely on touch typing on the screen. Design The Zagg Pocket Keyboard is a folding keyboard with stand and tray to hold your… Continue reading Zagg Pocket Keyboard for iPhone,…
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    MyMac.com

  • MyMac Podcast 558: A(pple)MD

    The MyMac Podcast
    27 May 2015 | 3:24 am
    Apple already designs their own ARM processors for their mobile devices, could they do the same for the Mac? The GMen have a bit of chat about this with lots of pre-show feedback from our listeners. The Macstock Expo is on the way and get $10 off the already silly price of $69 with this […]
  • Custom SLR AirStrap – Review

    Steve Hammond
    26 May 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Custom SLR AirStrap Price: $19.95 Company: Custom SLR Custom SLR released a new camera accessory last year named the Air Strap. It is a totally different iteration from their Glide One Strap I reviewed a few years ago. The new strap is composed of a shoulder pad built from fabric that provides adequate ventilation between […]
  • Apalon Apps Apple Watch Apps – Review

    Mike Edwards
    26 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Apalon Apps Apple Watch Apps NOAA Radar Pro : $1.99 Weather Live: $1.99 Speak & Translate: $9.99 The three Apalon Apps apple watch apps: Speak and translate; Weather Live; and NOAA Radar pro are some of the first released for the Apple Watch and highlight the Apple Watch’s utility for convenient interactions and useful notifications. With the […]
  • Macspiration Basics: Empty the trash

    Donny Yankellow
    25 May 2015 | 10:52 pm
    Are you running out of hard space on your computer? One of the problems is that the trash can might be overflowing. Putting something in the trash on your computer doesn’t remove it from your hard drive. It is taking up space until your empty the trash. To empty the trash go to the Finder […]
  • iKlip Grip – multi function iPhone/iPod stand

    John Nemerovski
    25 May 2015 | 10:50 pm
    iKlip Grip – multi function iPhone/iPod stand – Nemo Memo IK Multimedia $60 I nominate iKlip Grip from IK Multimedia for Most Innovative and Versatile iPhone/iPod Accessory of 2015. iKlip Grip is four products in one package at a reasonable price: table top tripod, selfie stick, extension handle, and tripod adapter, in order of probable […]
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    Cult of Mac

  • Unicode of Death got you down? Here’s how to fix it

    Evan Killham
    26 May 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Some iPhone users are getting a flashback to 2013 as a new version of the so-called “Unicode of Death” has returned to wreak havoc with their iMessages. The security exploit, which activates when someone sends you the message in the…Read more ›
  • World’s most spoiled dog scores two Apple Watch Editions

    Evan Killham
    26 May 2015 | 4:15 pm
    The son of China’s richest man has bought not one, but two gold Apple Watch Editions. For his dog. Wang Sicong’s father, real-estate magnate Wang Jianlin, is worth about $34 billion dollars, and the 27-year-old son officially has too much…Read more ›
  • Fire breaks out at Apple’s Arizona command center

    Rob LeFebvre
    26 May 2015 | 1:07 pm
    A fire of unknown origin broke out today in Apple’s command center in Mesa, Arizona. Local firefighters responded at around 11:30 Tuesday morning to the structure, which formerly held sapphire glass supplier GT Advanced Technologies. A Mesa fire spokesperson said…Read more ›
  • How to shoot stunning 60 fps video with your iPhone 6

    Rob LeFebvre
    26 May 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Clear, high definition video is all about a frame rate of 60 frames per second (fps). Luckily, your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus can shoot in this high-speed format that will smooth out your videos as well as make…Read more ›
  • Everything we know about Richard Howarth, Apple’s new ‘badass’ head of industrial design

    Leander Kahney
    26 May 2015 | 11:54 am
    This is Richard Howarth, Apple’s newly appointed vice president of industrial design, and the man who has to fill Jony Ive’s (calf-leather) shoes. Ive has been promoted to chief design officer to do more “blue sky thinking,” leaving Howarth to…Read more ›
 
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    MacInTouch

  • Report: Storage

    27 May 2015 | 12:03 am
    SSD vs. hard drive performance for Mac OS X 10.6 vs. OS X 10.10; external storage options (Thunderbolt, USB 3, FireWire 800) and issues; heat issues with computers and storage devices in parked cars
  • Report: Security

    27 May 2015 | 12:03 am
    ICANN DNS/WHOIS issues; iCloud Keychain and credit card URL change
  • Report: Apple

    27 May 2015 | 12:03 am
    Apple human interface design management; Migration Assistant
  • Report: MacBook Pro Retina

    27 May 2015 | 12:03 am
    tips on managing files to fit limited SSD space
  • Report: Applications

    27 May 2015 | 12:03 am
    Apple iWeb and Numbers; GPS track apps
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    MacNews Latest News

  • Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 8.0.1 for FileMaker Pro 14

    dsellers
    27 May 2015 | 4:20 am
    Troi Automatisering has released Troi File Plug-in 8.0.1 for FileMaker Pro 14. The update of the file management plug-in fixes some problems and improves several functions. Troi File Plug-in is a very powerful tool for getting access to information outside the FileMaker Pro database. Any files or folders stored on the computer can be accessed through the functions of the plug-in. A fully functional demo version of Troi File Plug-in 8.0.1 is available for downloading at Troi's Web site (http://www.troi.com/software/fileplugin.html). read more
  • Kool Tools: BetterZip 3 for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    27 May 2015 | 4:02 am
    MacItBetter's (http://macitbetter.com/) BetterZip 3, an archiving solution for Mac OS X, has been revved to version 3. The biggest new feature is the Direct Mode, which speeds up working with large archives by making archive preparation and recompression obsolete.The archive password manager helps you work with encrypted archives by collecting a list of archive passwords in your OS X keychain. These can be used automatically whenever you open  encrypted archives. BetterZip 3 adds a password generator which suggests strong passwords whenever you need them. read more
  • Maintain serves up Cocktail 8.4 (Yosemite Edition)

    dsellers
    27 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Maintain has served up Cocktail 8.4 (Yosemite Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X Yosemite. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Version 8.4 adds ability to clear applications (App Store, Automator, Contacts, Dashboard, Dictionary, Game Center, iBooks, iTunes, Maps, Photos, System Preferences, Xcode) caches and adds compatibility with OS X 10.10.4. It also contains updated Automator actions. read more
  • PDFKey Pro for OS X locks, unlocks password-protected PDF docs

    dsellers
    26 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    Briksoftware has announced PDFKey Pro 4.3 (http://pdfkey.com) for Mac OS X and Windows. It's an upgrade of the utility that locks and unlocks password-protected PDF documents. PDFKey Pro removes editing and printing passwords by creating exact copies of PDF documents, but without the password. It instantly removes viewing passwords, but only if said password is provided beforehand. You can lock PDF files by creating perfect copies, but protected with either, or both, a viewing password and a password to restrict usage permissions (printing and copying) to the files. read more
  • 24U Releases 24U SimpleFile Plug-In 3.0 for FileMaker 14

    dsellers
    26 May 2015 | 11:43 am
    24U Software (www.24usoftware.com/) has launched 24U SimpleFile Plug-In 3.0, an upgrade of the 24U SimpleFile Plug-In for managing files and folders directly from FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Server. The update adds new features, along with support for 64-bit FileMaker Pro 14 and FileMaker Server 12, 13, and 14. 24U SimpleFile Plug-In 3.0 brings support for running applications from the solution, compressing and decompressing files and folders, and introduces new options for file selection dialogs. read more
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    Daring Fireball

  • Vox Media Acquires Recode in All-Stock Deal

    John Gruber
    26 May 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, announcing the deal: We are thrilled to announce that Re/code’s parent company, Revere Digital, is being wholly acquired by the highly respected digital-native media company Vox Media. This is the next big step in our mission to bring you quality tech journalism, because our work will now be amplified and enhanced by Vox Media’s deep and broad skill set. We want to assure you that this combination is designed to bolster and enrich Re/code, and that we will continue to publish under the same name and leadership, with editorial independence. We will also…
  • Apple Drops discoveryd in Latest OS X Beta

    John Gruber
    26 May 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Benjamin Mayo, writing for 9to5Mac: Looking at Activity Monitor on OS X 10.10 seed 4, discoveryd is no longer loaded by the system — instead relying on mDNSResponder. The ‘new’ process is really the one Apple used to use pre-Yosemite and did not have these problems. It is still unclear why the change in the networking stack was ever made given that the old process worked so well and the new process had so many issues. There has been some speculation that the new stack is related to AirDrop and Handoff functionality although testing showed that these features still worked when the…
  • Filling the Green Circle

    John Gruber
    26 May 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Marco Arment: Ever since getting the Apple Watch, not only have I been getting more consistent exercise, but I’m pushing myself further. I take more walks, and I walk faster and further than ever before. I’ve been walking Hops around the same streets for four years, but now I’ve been discovering new streets and paths just to extend our walking distance and try to beat my previous walks. I’ve never cared before, but now, I care.  ★ 
  • Seth Weintraub on Jony Ive’s Move to Chief Design Officer

    John Gruber
    26 May 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Good take from Seth Weintraub: New position. Get two subordinates to handle the day-to-day operations and pack your bags? Not quite that easy. If Ive left Apple, he’d be betraying Steve Jobs and abandoning his power as the most influential designer in the world. But he also can’t run the iOS UI and hardware design teams over FaceTime. You simply can’t just ‘call in’ such an important role. So there’s this compromise. Ive gets two subordinates to run his two incredibly important programs, then gets to spend a reasonable amount of time in the UK with his kids who then aren’t…
  • The Reverse Crown

    John Gruber
    26 May 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Craig Hockenberry: Luckily, I had spent some time digging around in the settings in the Apple Watch app and remembered seeing some odd settings in General > Watch Orientation. The wrist selection is obvious enough, but being able to change the position of the digital crown had no obvious benefit. That is, until I tried it. I like the default position of the crown, but I can see why Craig (and others) prefer it reversed.  ★ 
 
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  • iMore's Peter Cohen and Ally Kazmucha will talk app discovery at AltConf 2015

    Rich Edmonds
    27 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    The alternative WWDC event, AltConf will take place in the AMC Metreon from June 8-12. Today, we're excited to confirm that our own Peter Cohen and Ally Kazmucha are on the speaker list. The crew from iMore will be discussing how developers can get their apps noticed by the media. The app stores (on all platforms, not just Apple) are battlegrounds for developers looking to get their apps and games accessed by the millions of consumers. Blogs and media outlets still prove to be valuable assets to have at hand. Peter and Ally will be joined by Jim Dalrymple, Victor Agreda and Neil Ticktin.
  • The advent and evolution of Apple's digital hub

    Stephen Hackett
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Like many people, the iPhone has replaced many consumer electronics in my home. I no longer own a point-and-shoot camera, camcorder, voice recorder or dedicated music player. My iPhone is all of those items — plus more — in one, sleek, powerful and pocketable device. In 2001, of course, the iPhone wasn't a thing yet, and many people had a whole shelf full of various dedicated devices. That year, Steve Jobs introduced the "Digital Hub" strategy, a cohesive plan to take all of those devices and make them more useful through the power of software. Here's how Jobs introduced his plan: We…
  • Best web browsers for iPhone

    Allyson Kazmucha
    27 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    If Safari just isn't your thing, here are some other great browsers to choose from. The iPhone's built-in browser, Safari, is perfect for many people. But it's not perfect for everyone. If you want or need something different, like Google account sync, Flash support, or night reading, the App Store has you covered. If you already know which browser you want, great! If not, and you want to try some alternatives, here are our favorites! Google Chrome For Googlers If you already use Google Chrome on your desktop computer, odds are you have lots of bookmarks and web history attached to them.
  • Mysterious SMS bug reboots your iPhone with a simple text message

    Rich Edmonds
    27 May 2015 | 2:25 am
    A bug has been discovered that causes the Messages app to crash. What causes this issue is receiving a certain SMS, which will trigger said behaviour. Interestingly, if the SMS is received while the phone is locked, it will not only crash the Messages app but also completely reboot the iPhone. This isn't the first time we've come across such a bug with Apple's Messenger app. A rather comforting thought is that you shouldn't experience this bug simply because the strand of text is so specific. Looking at some tweets published on Twitter, one can see numerous iPhone owners who have been…
  • Mac audio graphing tool FuzzMeasure updated to version 4 with over 50 new features

    Dan Thorp-Lancaster
    26 May 2015 | 6:55 pm
    FuzzMeasure, an audio and acoustic graphing tool for Mac, has been updated to version 4 with lots of new features. FuzzMeasure, a tool for audio professionals that allows them to produce detailed graphs of audio and acoustic measurements, has been updated to version 4 today with a new graphing system, new publishing features, and new licensing options. FuzzMeasure has picked up a ton of new features in version 4, but one of the big highlights is that the application will now let users combine graphs: FuzzMeasure 4 allows users to combine any of its 18 powerful graphs with any other—enabling…
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    Slashdot: Apple

  • Apple Design Guru Jony Ive Named Chief Design Officer

    samzenpus
    26 May 2015 | 2:39 am
    An anonymous reader writes: Jony Ive, Apple's senior VP of design has been promoted to the role of Chief Design Officer. Ive became Apple's chief of industrial design in 1997. Under Ive's direction, Apple's put out an impressive list of products including the iMac, iPod, and iPad. "In this new role, he will focus entirely on current design projects, new ideas and future initiatives," said chief executive Tim Cook in a memo. "Jony is one of the most talented and accomplished designers of his generation, with an astonishing 5,000 design and utility patents to his name."Read more of this story…
  • In 1984, Jobs and Wozniak Talk About Apple's Earliest Days

    timothy
    21 May 2015 | 8:11 am
    harrymcc writes: In 1984, Apple launched the Apple IIc computer. As part of its promotion, it produced a video with Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and other employees talking about company's founding and the creation of the Apple I and Apple II computers. Over at Fast Company, I've shared this remarkable, little-seen bit of history. It's full of goodies, from images of Jobs and Wozniak wearing remarkably Apple Watch-like timepieces to evocative photos of early computer stores.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • Why Apple Ditched Its Plan To Build a Television

    Soulskill
    19 May 2015 | 11:25 am
    Apple has been rumored to be developing their own line of HDTVs for years, but a new report from the Wall Street Journal (paywalled) says while those plans did exist, they've been abandoned. Apple began pondering the idea of jumping into the television market roughly a decade ago, as iTunes started hosting video content. The AppleTV made a foray into living rooms in 2007, and other devices reached the prototype stage. The company continued to do research and work on their ideas, but eventually gave up more than a year ago. Apple had searched for breakthrough features to justify building an…
  • Court of Appeals Says Samsung's Legal Payments To Apple Should Be Reduced

    samzenpus
    18 May 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Mark Wilson writes: Patent lawsuits in the world of technology are nothing new, and the case between Apple and Samsung resulted in one of the largest fines ever being handed down. Samsung was order to pay $930 million in damages after a court found that the company had violated Apple patents with its smartphone and tablet designs. Today the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned part of the original ruling, saying that the jury was wrong to say that Samsung infringed on Apple's trade dress intellectual property. The exact details of what this will mean are yet to come out, but…
  • Apple Acquires GPS Start-Up

    Soulskill
    18 May 2015 | 6:38 am
    An anonymous reader writes: Apple is still sprinting to catch up with Google with its navigation software — the company just acquired Coherent Navigation, a startup focused on GPS tech. Its navigation services are reportedly more precise than most commercial-grade systems. Their system "combines signals from the traditional mid-earth orbit GPS satellites with those from the low-earth satellites of voice and data provider Iridium to offer greater accuracy and precision, higher signal integrity, and greater jam resistance." They've already worked with Boeing and the U.S. Department of…
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  • Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 8.0.1 for FileMaker Pro 14

    dsellers
    27 May 2015 | 4:20 am
    Troi Automatisering has released Troi File Plug-in 8.0.1 for FileMaker Pro 14. The update of the file management plug-in fixes some problems and improves several functions. Troi File Plug-in is a very powerful tool for getting access to information outside the FileMaker Pro database. Any files or folders stored on the computer can be accessed through the functions of the plug-in. A fully functional demo version of Troi File Plug-in 8.0.1 is available for downloading at Troi's Web site (http://www.troi.com/software/fileplugin.html). read more
  • Kool Tools: BetterZip 3 for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    27 May 2015 | 4:02 am
    MacItBetter's (http://macitbetter.com/) BetterZip 3, an archiving solution for Mac OS X, has been revved to version 3. The biggest new feature is the Direct Mode, which speeds up working with large archives by making archive preparation and recompression obsolete.The archive password manager helps you work with encrypted archives by collecting a list of archive passwords in your OS X keychain. These can be used automatically whenever you open  encrypted archives. BetterZip 3 adds a password generator which suggests strong passwords whenever you need them. read more
  • Maintain serves up Cocktail 8.4 (Yosemite Edition)

    dsellers
    27 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Maintain has served up Cocktail 8.4 (Yosemite Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X Yosemite. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Version 8.4 adds ability to clear applications (App Store, Automator, Contacts, Dashboard, Dictionary, Game Center, iBooks, iTunes, Maps, Photos, System Preferences, Xcode) caches and adds compatibility with OS X 10.10.4. It also contains updated Automator actions. read more
  • PDFKey Pro for OS X locks, unlocks password-protected PDF docs

    dsellers
    26 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    Briksoftware has announced PDFKey Pro 4.3 (http://pdfkey.com) for Mac OS X and Windows. It's an upgrade of the utility that locks and unlocks password-protected PDF documents. PDFKey Pro removes editing and printing passwords by creating exact copies of PDF documents, but without the password. It instantly removes viewing passwords, but only if said password is provided beforehand. You can lock PDF files by creating perfect copies, but protected with either, or both, a viewing password and a password to restrict usage permissions (printing and copying) to the files. read more
  • 24U Releases 24U SimpleFile Plug-In 3.0 for FileMaker 14

    dsellers
    26 May 2015 | 11:43 am
    24U Software (www.24usoftware.com/) has launched 24U SimpleFile Plug-In 3.0, an upgrade of the 24U SimpleFile Plug-In for managing files and folders directly from FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Server. The update adds new features, along with support for 64-bit FileMaker Pro 14 and FileMaker Server 12, 13, and 14. 24U SimpleFile Plug-In 3.0 brings support for running applications from the solution, compressing and decompressing files and folders, and introduces new options for file selection dialogs. read more
 
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  • Apple Facility in Mesa, Arizona Catches Fire

    Joe Rossignol
    26 May 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Local news affiliate ABC 15 Arizona is reporting that Apple's facility in Mesa, Arizona, which it acquired through its ill-fated partnership with GT Advanced last year, caught fire this afternoon. While the second-alarm fire has since been extinguished on the rooftop, which is equipped with multiple solar panels, local firefighters and emergency crews remain on the scene and authorities are investigating the cause of the blaze. Apple confirmed in February that it plans to repurpose the GT Advanced facility as a $2 billion data center. The data center will reportedly act as a "global…
  • Apple Considering $1.6 Billion Bond Sale in Japan

    Joe Rossignol
    26 May 2015 | 10:29 am
    Apple is considering issuing about 200 billion yen ($1.62 billion) in bonds as early as June in Japan, in what would be the company's first fundraising activity in the country, according to Nikkei. The report claims that Apple plans to take advantage of low interest rates in Japan to procure the funds, which could be used to boost shareholder rewards and expand Japanese operations."Early this month, Apple started gauging potential demand for the yen-denominated bonds among regional banks, life insurers and other institutional investors," claims the Nikkei Asian Review. "The bonds will…
  • Apple Patents Hybrid Keyboard With Touch-Sensitive Mechanical Keys

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 May 2015 | 7:14 am
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today published a patent application filed by Apple in September 2011 (via AppleInsider), detailing a new keyboard that includes inputs for both traditional mechanical keystrokes along with a new touch-sensitive interface laid over each individual key. The so-called "Fusion keyboard" would be able to detect the traditional swipe and zoom inputs of a MacBook trackpad, simply spread across the touch-sensitive interface of individual keys. The keyboard - noted to be both an integrated or external accessory, meaning the feature could come to both iMac and…
  • Buyer's Guide: Deals on MacBook Air, Retina iMac, Apple Accessories, and More

    Juli Clover
    22 May 2015 | 3:19 pm
    It's nearly Memorial Day, which means there's a long three-day weekend coming up and some solid deals on Apple products from vendors who are cutting prices in the hopes of drawing customers into stores over the weekend. Best Buy's offering a can't-miss deal on the 13-inch MacBook Air and the high-end 27-inch Retina iMac is available for the lowest price we've seen. The 2014 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro is also being sold at low prices following this week's refresh. As always, we've also got some solid deals on Apple accessories and we've rounded up a list of apps you can get on the cheap. iPad…
  • Gene Munster Faces the Prospect of No Apple Television Set

    Mitchel Broussard
    19 May 2015 | 8:10 am
    Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster today confirmed that the asset management firm no longer expects an Apple-branded television set to launch in the future. The news comes courtesy of Munster's Company Note updates and follows yesterday's confirmation, out of The Wall Street Journal, that Apple ditched plans for such a television set over a year ago. Munster was well-known to tout beliefs that the Cupertino company would be launching an Apple television set in the near future, rumors that were reignited largely in part due to a direct quote from Steve Jobs in Walter Isaacson's biography of…
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  • iKlip Grip: iPhone Stand and Selfiestick with Bluetooth Shutter

    Bryan Chaffin
    26 May 2015 | 3:35 pm
    IK Multimedia announced iKlip Grip Tuesday, a single product with that can function as a desktop tripod, grip handle, monopod or tripod adapter. In other words, you can use it as a stand or a selfie stick, and it comes with a Bluetooth shutter button for remotely activating your camera. Its holder is designed to accommodate smartphones of most sizes, as well as cameras. It ships later this month for US$59.99.
  • ShowStoppers & MacTech Team Up for DevFocus at WWDC

    Dave Hamilton
    26 May 2015 | 3:09 pm
    ShowStoppers has long put on some of our favorite events at tradeshows (and beyond). They assemble great product and app creators, put them in a room where all the booths are roughly the same size (and not over-adorned with lights and glitz) and only allow media as attendees for a 2-to-4 hour event. Good news: this year it's happening for the first time at WWDC.
  • HiRise Apple Watch Stand is Beautiful, Well Engineered

    John Martellaro
    26 May 2015 | 12:40 pm
    The HiRise Apple Watch stand from Twelve South elevates the Apple Watch beautifully, integrates the inductive charger, and showcases the smartwatch for charging overnight. It works with any model Apple Watch and bands and is a step above the ordinary in design.
  • Firefighters Take on Blaze at Apple’s Former Sapphire Glass Factory [Update]

    Jeff Gamet
    26 May 2015 | 11:58 am
    Firefighters are working to contain a fire at the Mesa, Arizona building where GT Advanced Technologies had been making synthetic sapphire glass for the iPhone and Apple Watch. The blaze currently seems to be on the roof of the building, and may not have spread to the building's interior.The Mac Observer Spin: Apple has the worst luck with that building. It's like it was built on cursed ground.
  • Apple Watch Course: Go from Newbie to Pro and Build 14 Apps for $25

    Bryan Chaffin
    26 May 2015 | 11:02 am
    We have a deal on an Apple Watch developer course designed to take you from "newbie to pro." Over the course of 134 lectures and 12.5 hours of content, you'll build 14 different Apple Watch apps using Swift and WatchKit. It's a self-paced course that allows for new coders, while experienced developers can skip ahead as needed. This course retails for $199, but through our deal you can get it for $25.
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  • Apple Introduces 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch Trackpad and New $1999 iMac with Retina 5K Display

    19 May 2015 | 11:41 am
    Apple today updated the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with the new Force Touch trackpad, faster flash storage, longer battery life, and faster discrete graphics. Apple also introduced a new $1,999 configuration of the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display featuring a 14.7 million pixel display, quad-core processors, and AMD graphics, and lowered the price of the top-end iMac to $2,299. “The response to the new MacBook and updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has been amazing, and today we are thrilled to bring the new Force Touch trackpad, faster flash storage, and longer…
  • Apple Announces New Environmental Initiatives in China

    11 May 2015 | 11:37 am
    Apple today announced an expansion of its renewable energy and environmental protection initiatives in China, including a new multiyear project with World Wildlife Fund to significantly increase responsibly managed forests across China. The new program aims to protect as much as 1 million acres of responsibly managed working forests that provide fiber for pulp, paper, and wood products. “Forests, like energy, can be renewable resources,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environmental Initiatives. “We believe we can run on naturally renewable resources and ensure that we…
  • 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…
 
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  • Weekend Roundup for 24 May 2015

    Ricky Buchanan
    25 May 2015 | 3:32 am
    Here are the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of 24 May 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users. No pretty pictures this week, I ran out of energy – sorry! OS X New OS X audiogame! Audio Rally Racing is available – full version Monday Tech Tip: Clipboard Manager Copy’em Paste for OS X – I use this one myself – it’s handy! Digital reading focus card application for Mac OS X iOS How to Use Siri on iPhone and iPad Why accessibility should matter to iOS…
  • Atlas is learning to talk with Aacorn AAC

    Ricky Buchanan
    19 May 2015 | 8:39 pm
    This is a gorgeous video from the Aacorn Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app about a boy, Atlas, who has used their app on his iPad mini. Well worth watching… There should be a video here – if you can’t see it, try viewing the post on ATMac. Meet Atlas, a beautiful three year old boy diagnosed with expressive receptive language disorder at a young age, but whose progress with learning language should reassure anyone of the value of early intervention. Mom Elizabeth always knew her son had a lot more to say, and in this short video she discusses their journey…
  • Weekend Roundup for 17 May 2015

    Ricky Buchanan
    17 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    Here are the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of 17 May 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users. OS X The Blind Swordsman; a Self-Voicing Audio Game for Mac OS X Chrome add-on helps you see the web if you’re color-blind Been wanting to buy Dragon Dictate? Now is a great time to give your hands a break and get started with dictation. iOS AppleVis Unlimited: What’s New in Accessible Apps for April 2015 [Audio for VO users] How to unlock your Apple watch from the watch itself or…
  • iOS Switch Control for Vision Impaired Users

    Ricky Buchanan
    13 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    After getting a Tweet from someone who was trying out Switch Control with some blind users with CP, I decided to fire up the Speech function and try using it without sight. Here’s what happened… [Thanks to Christopher Hills for this awesome guest article! – Ricky] I have been using Switch Control on iOS since it came out in 2013. Being able to access a phone changed my life. I’ve demonstrated this with various videos on my YouTube channel and some presentations, but I have never talked about how the accessibility feature works for blind/low vision users. Because I don’t…
  • Weekend Roundup for 10 May 2015

    Ricky Buchanan
    9 May 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Here are the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of 10 May 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users. OS X Getting the most of Mac ID: Unlock your Mac with Touch ID and much more! iOS Can’t hear your doorbell ring, your kettle whistle, your fire alarm going off? There’s an app for that too! Are you ready for an assistive technology disaster? Do you have a plan and know how you’ll cope? It’s really important to regularly back up your iPad data – here’s…
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  • Solving Apple Pre-Order Problems

    Mike Flaminio
    26 May 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Jeremy Horwitz puts down some thoughts we've often discussed on the podcasts over time. Basically with all of Apple's resources over the years Apple should be able to figure things out to sufficiently improve the pre-order experience for its customers. I agree with #1 and #3, which is dropping the 12:01 PT pre-order launch. There's no reason to make customers jump through hoops for products like this, and if they don't get launch day delivery, dealing with problems in the middle of the night just makes the situation worse. #3 is connected I think in how Apple dishing out available inventory.
  • Ive named Chief Design Officer

    Mike Flaminio
    25 May 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Stephen Fry has a nice write up on some recent developments at Apple. He spoke with Cook, Ive, and toured the new under construction Apple HQ. A piece of news out of the article is a restructuring in the design team. Jony Ive has been moved to a new Chief Design Officer position while promoting Richard Howarth as the head of Industrial Design and Alan Dye as head of User Interface. Howarth was lead on the iPhone from the beginning and Alan with iOS 7 redesign and the Apple Watch. <blockquote class=quote>Jony will travel more, he told me. Among other things, he will bring his energies to…
  • Gold plate your Apple Watch at home

    Mike Flaminio
    25 May 2015 | 6:33 pm
    A Kickstarter campaign has a DIY solution to making your ordinary Apple Watch a gold plated Apple Watch. The kit will run you about $100 and you can do it yourself from home. A $139 kit is listed for those looking to plate both their Apple Watch and link band. The kits are supposed to start shipping in August. Interesting, for those who really want to rock the bling without emptying their wallets.
  • OWC announces Accelsior S PCIe mount for SSD drives

    Mike Flaminio
    25 May 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Other World Computing's Accelsior S is an expansion option for Mac Pros, Hackintoshes, or PCs to add SSD storage via a 4x PCIe expansion slot. The Accelsior S adds 6G SATA storage solution of up to 500MB/sec, which is handy for older Mac Pros with only 3G speeds. The Accelsior S is basically a PCIe card with a mount for a standard 2.5-inch SSD drive. Technically you could accomplish the same thing with a SATA PCIe card, but the Accelsior S also offers a mounting solution that won't take up a storage bay in your tower. The Accelsior S is sells for $58 and you can then add on your choice is SSD…
  • Speed tests on MacBook Pro SSD speeds

    Mike Flaminio
    21 May 2015 | 8:11 pm
    MacGeneration (Via MacRumors) posted some fresh benchmarks of SSD speeds on the new MacBook Pro. The latest revision released this week bump up throughput speeds on the storage using PCIe-based storage. According to the benchmarks, speeds are as good as advertised with up to 2.5 times faster than the flash storage in the previous generation. The new MacBook Pros show read speed of around 2 GB/sec and write of around 1.2 MB/sec.
 
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  • Wednesday News

    26 May 2015 | 8:04 pm
    This one is for the wireless geeks out there. 9to5Mac are reporting that in OS 10.10.4 Apple have dropped discoveryd and reverted to the previous methods used in prior versions of OS X. This change has followed from many complaints from developers about the poor networking performance under Yosemite. I know the network share issue identified in the story is something we see on our
  • Tuesday News

    25 May 2015 | 7:51 pm
    From left to right: Alan Dye, Jony Ive and Richard Howarth (Photo: Gabriela Hasbun for The Telegraph) Given it was a holiday in the US overnight; you might be forgiven for thinking that there might not be much news around. That is pretty much correct but there is one fairly significant piece of news. Apple has confirmed in an internal e-mail obtained by 9to5Mac, after Stephen Fry wrote about it in the London Telegraph, that Jony
  • Monday News

    24 May 2015 | 2:17 pm
    9to5Mac have continued their reveal of the expected upcoming iOS and OS X updates expected at WWDC. This time their sources are indicating that Apple is limiting new features in favour of a “big focus on quality”. It had previously been reported that this was the case with iOS 9 but the same approach is expected to be used with OS X 10.11. In both cases it seems there will be plenty of under the hood
  • Friday News

    21 May 2015 | 7:33 pm
    With WWDC fast approaching attention is beginning to turn to what we might see on the OS front revealed to developers. According to 9to5Mac we will see the new system font from the Apple Watch rolled out across the full Apple range. Now that may excite some, since it seems there is much angst at the use of Helvetica Neue and its focus on clean lines rather than readability. There could a
  • Meet the MacTalkers 2015 #3 - Nibbles

    20 May 2015 | 4:45 am
    Meet the MacTalkers Welcome to our much overdue next edition of 'Meet the MacTalkers'. Apologies for the delay with this one! The last MacTalker that we got to know was Lawrencium, so today we get to virtually meet his requested interviewee, Nibbles. Nibbles is one of Mactalk's moderators, who works hard to ensure Mactalk is a great site for everyone. So happy reading Mactalkers: Nibbles
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  • MacXDVD Toasts 5th Anniversary with Giveaway of MacX Video Converter Pro

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Chengdu, China – This May marks 5 years since the founding of MacXDVD Software, and its birthday promotion is in full swing, featuring 2 mega giveaways that will continue through June 9, 2015. The prizes include its ace products MacX Video Converter Pro and MacX iPhone iPad DVD ripper, underpinning all multimedia solutions of converting video and ripping DVD movies flawlessly. Plus, other full-function DVD video converters are on sale for as low as $29.95 (70% off). The giveaway event is launched officially worldwide on May 26 and will run through June 8, 2015. No purchase is necessary,…
  • MacXDVD Toasts 5th Anniversary with Giveaway of MacX Video Converter Pro

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Chengdu, China – This May marks 5 years since the founding of MacXDVD Software, and its birthday promotion is in full swing, featuring 2 mega giveaways that will continue through June 9, 2015. The prizes include its ace products MacX Video Converter Pro and MacX iPhone iPad DVD ripper, underpinning all multimedia solutions of converting video and ripping DVD movies flawlessly. Plus, other full-function DVD video converters are on sale for as low as $29.95 (70% off). The giveaway event is launched officially worldwide on May 26 and will run through June 8, 2015. No purchase is necessary,…
  • WaterField Refreshes its Versatile Gear Pouch – Updated Look, Features

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    San Francisco, California – WaterField Designs today is proud to announce its newly upgraded Gear Pouch, designed for the busy professional to easily stash and organize everything from tech or personal items to travel documents. Three sizes and four color choices allow users to organize all kinds of gear and to quickly identify contents. Compact and light, the Gear Pouch remains thin for easy packing, even when fully stuffed. “Always one of our most popular items, we thought it was time to give the Gear Pouch a refresh. We’ve essentially maintained the best features of each…
  • WaterField Refreshes its Versatile Gear Pouch – Updated Look, Features

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    San Francisco, California – WaterField Designs today is proud to announce its newly upgraded Gear Pouch, designed for the busy professional to easily stash and organize everything from tech or personal items to travel documents. Three sizes and four color choices allow users to organize all kinds of gear and to quickly identify contents. Compact and light, the Gear Pouch remains thin for easy packing, even when fully stuffed. “Always one of our most popular items, we thought it was time to give the Gear Pouch a refresh. We’ve essentially maintained the best features of each…
  • TextExpander 5 Suggests New Snippets; Syncs With Any Service

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    San Francisco, California – Smile, a developer of productivity applications for Mac, iPad and iPhone, is proud to announce the release of TextExpander 5, a major upgrade to the popular Mac typing shortcut tool. TextExpander 5 helps you type faster by making suggestions of frequently typed phrases to abbreviate and save time. It also helps to remind you of forgotten snippets as you type. Pick how to sync your snippets by using any sync folder on your Mac. This includes iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and other sync folders. In addition to a fresh Yosemite look, updated search lets…
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  • MacXDVD Toasts 5th Anniversary with Giveaway of MacX Video Converter Pro

    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    MacXDVD today commemorates the 5th anniversary of its founding in 2010 with the biggest-ever promotion over the course of the next 15 days, featuring a giveaway of MacX Video Converter Pro for free video converting, online video downloading, recording and editing. This anniversary event will culminate with a Facebook contest and up to 70% discount offer, continuing well into June 9, 2015. The giveaway event is launched officially worldwide on May 26 and will run through June 8, 2015.
  • WaterField Refreshes its Versatile Gear Pouch - Updated Look, Features

    27 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    WaterField Designs today announces its newly upgraded Gear Pouch, designed for the busy professional to easily stash and organize everything from tech or personal items to travel documents. Three sizes and four color choices allow users to organize all kinds of gear and to quickly identify contents. Each size of the new Gear Pouch features one main compartment with several internal pockets and an additional front pocket. Compact and light, the Gear Pouch remains thin for easy packing.
  • Language Learning App Mind the Gap Nominated for Best App Ever Awards

    27 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    The language learning App "Mind the Gap" by science-to-touch has been nominated in this years Best App Ever Awards in the category "Best Educational App". Mind the Gap is a new word game and English language learning app that focuses on a holistic approach to language. It challenges its users to reconstruct word fragments in authentic English texts. The iOS app crosses the borders of word game and language learning tool and help its user to gradually improve his or her language skills.
  • TextExpander 5 Suggests New Snippets; Syncs With Any Service

    27 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    California based Smile today releases TextExpander 5, a major upgrade to the popular Mac typing shortcut tool. TextExpander 5 helps you type faster by making suggestions of frequently typed phrases to abbreviate and save time. It also helps to remind you of forgotten snippets as you type. Version 5 adds support for JavaScript for Automation, and JavaScript which works in the iPad and iPhone version of TextExpander. The refreshed stats display shows you how much time TextExpander has saved you.
  • Mount Keeper - The Disk Drive Mounting Block Tool for Mac OS X

    27 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Beijing, China-based developer IN-SRC Studio has released Mount Keeper 1.0 for Mac, a straightforward and simple system utility that integrates itself in the System Preferences app and blocks disk mounts. Take full control of disks that are trying to mount on your system with this simple utility. Installed as a System Preferences pane, Mount Keeper then provides you with three options when disk devices are about to mount, namely refuse to mount, mount as read-only, and ask for choice.
 
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  • DragonVale: How to breed a Sorarian Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    6 May 2015 | 8:39 pm
    SORARIAN DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 45 hours BUY-IT Price: ? Gems HOW TO BREED: The Sorarian Dragon can only be bred using the Collaborative Breeding Cave, and using a Sorarian Dragon (yours, or a friends) and either another galaxy type dragon, or an epic dragon. *** NOTE: IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR DRAGONVALE FRIENDS TO SWAP […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Bizurian Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    6 May 2015 | 8:35 pm
    BIZURIAN DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 8 hours BUY-IT Price: ? Gems HOW TO BREED: The Bizurian Dragon can only be bred using the Collaborative Breeding Cave, and using a Bizurian Dragon (yours, or a friends) and either another galaxy type dragon, or an epic dragon. *** NOTE: IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR DRAGONVALE FRIENDS TO SWAP […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Arcturian Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    6 May 2015 | 8:31 pm
    ARCTURIAN DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 6 hours BUY-IT Price: ? Gems HOW TO BREED: The Arcturian Dragon can only be bred using the Collaborative Breeding Cave, and using a Arcturian Dragon (yours, or a friends) and either another galaxy type dragon, or an epic dragon. *** NOTE: IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR DRAGONVALE FRIENDS TO SWAP […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Antarian Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    6 May 2015 | 8:25 pm
    ANTARIAN DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 16 hours BUY-IT Price: ? Gems HOW TO BREED: The Antarian Dragon can only be bred using the Collaborative Breeding Cave, and using a Antarian Dragon (yours, or a friends) and either another galaxy type dragon, or an epic dragon. *** NOTE: IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR DRAGONVALE FRIENDS TO SWAP […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Polarian Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    6 May 2015 | 8:22 pm
    POLARIAN DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 28.5 hours BUY-IT Price: ? Gems HOW TO BREED: The Polarian Dragon can only be bred using the Collaborative Breeding Cave, and using a Polarian Dragon (yours, or a friends) and either another galaxy type dragon, or an epic dragon. *** NOTE: IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR DRAGONVALE FRIENDS TO SWAP […]
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  • OmniGraffle Pro 6.2.3 - Create diagrams, flow charts and more. (Demo)

    27 May 2015 | 6:01 am
    OmniGraffle Pro helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool. OmiGraffle Professional has all of the great features in 6.0, plus a powerful toolset for…
  • OmniGraffle 6.2.3 - Create diagrams, flow charts, and more. (Demo)

    27 May 2015 | 5:59 am
    OmniGraffle helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.Version 6.2.3: Stability Possibly fixed another prevalent crash on launch. Fixed an issue that could…
  • handyLock 1.2.8 - Locks your Mac automatically when you step away. (Free)

    27 May 2015 | 5:43 am
    handyLock is an application that locks your Mac screen when you move away from it. This way your Mac is safe and secured from unauthorized access. This is very convenient if you want to prevent access by kids, co-workers or others when you slip away to grab a coffee, a drink, or take a bathroom break. It accomplishes this by pairing a Bluetooth device like your iPhone with your Mac and sensing when this device is getting out of range. As a result your screen will be locked until you move back in range of your Mac. At that point it will unlock on its own. Almost magical! You don't have an…
  • Scroll Reverser 1.7.2 - Reverse the direction of scrolling on your Mac. (Free)

    27 May 2015 | 5:39 am
    Scroll Reverser is a free app for OS X that reverses the direction of scrolling. You can use it with OS X 10.5 and OS X 10.6 to make your scrolling match the 'natural scrolling' in OS X 10.7. You can also use it with OS X 10.7 to customise scrolling behaviour beyond what is possible in system preferences, for example to reverse the trackpad but not the mouse. Scroll Reverser is small, simple and efficient and works with all mice and trackpads with a scroll wheel or scroll gesture support, including MacBook trackpads, Magic Trackpad, Magic Mouse, and Mighty Mouse.Version 1.7.2: Fixes for bug…
  • OmniFocus 2.2 - GTD task manager with iOS companion app. (Shareware)

    27 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    OmniFocus helps you manage your tasks the way that you want, freeing you to focus your attention on the things that matter to you most. Capturing tasks and ideas is always a keyboard shortcut away in OmniFocus 2. Clip data from Mail, Safari, Messages, or third-party apps. Bring up Quick Entry to file away an idea before it drifts away; it's always at your fingertips, waiting for more. OmniFocus comes in two feature levels: Standard, available for $39.99; and Pro, available for $79.99.Version 2.2: Today Extension -- You can now customize OmniFocus’ Notification Center Widget! Pro Customers…
 
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    MacBlogz

  • Apple Surpasses Google to Reclaim Title of World's Most Valuable Brand

    Joe Rossignol
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Apple was named the most valuable global brand in market research firm Millward Brown's tenth annual BrandZ brand value report [PDF], seeing a 67% rise in brand value to $246.9 billion. The Cupertino-based company surpassed Google, which ranked first in the 2014 report, to reclaim the top ranking in the study for the fourth time in the past five years. See BrandZ's annual reports in 2011, 2012 and 2013 for reference."With a 67 percent rise in Brand Value to $247 billion, Apple returned to number one in the BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking. Success of the iPhone 6…
  • Oculus VR bought a firm that reconstructs 3D scenes in real time

    Timothy J. Seppala
    27 May 2015 | 2:02 am
    I'm willing to bet that one of the best things about having Facebook in your back pocket is that your pocketbook is likely bottomless. How's that? Well, Oculus has acquired yet another company on its path to a retail model. This time it's Surreal Vis...
  • Wake up to the smell of money, not farts

    Daniel Cooper
    27 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    If we were rich, we'd pay gourmet baker Richard Bertinet to rouse us every day with the scent of his freshly baked bread. Unfortunately, we're not, which is why SensorWake's smell-based alarm clock is such an exciting prospect. Rather than waking use...
  • Silk Road creator could spend decades behind bars

    Mariella Moon
    26 May 2015 | 11:04 pm
    Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht aka Dread Pirate Roberts will be an old man by the time he gets out of prison. The 31-year-old is already expected to serve a minimum of 20 years after being found guilty on seven charges, including money laundering an...
  • Cox is bringing VOD to select TiVo boxes in July

    Andrew Tarantola
    26 May 2015 | 8:54 pm
    Cox and TiVo have been making noise about joining forces and making the cable provider's extensive Video-On-Demand catalog available on retail TiVo set-tops for nearly five years now. Following a recent post by ZatzNotFunny, however, Cox confirmed ea...
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2015.05.21 - Dos Amigos

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek) & Victor Cajiao
    21 May 2015 | 12:10 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 526. This week a special Dos Amigos episode. I'm joined by Victor Cajiao (Artechulate) as we discuss the latest happenings in the world of Apple. In this episode we cover our experiences after a few weeks of using the Apple Watch. Apple's HomeKit and if it's still exciting without a release almost a year after it's announcement. Plus our thoughts on Apple's rumored media initiatives, Apple Music (the streaming music service) and a streaming Apple TV service. Things of the Week Periscope Letterpad Firewatch Special…
  • Maccast 2015.05.16

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    16 May 2015 | 11:15 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 525. Apple expands forest protection to China. iPad Pro rumors carry on. Apple Watch deliveries still slow. Music app redesigned in iOS 8.4. Rumors of iPhone 6s begin. HomeKit products arrive soon? Apple Pay at Trader Joe's. Correction on Time Machine and externals. Troubleshooting my Mac issues. Review: Apple Watch Stand S330. A different take on the Apple Watch. Turning on iCloud Photo Library. Photos Moments are Events. Thing of the moment: iTunes Artwork Finder. Special thanks to our sponsor: Warby Parker Shownotes…
  • Maccast 2015.05.08

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    8 May 2015 | 9:50 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 524. Apple Watch S1 Teardown. Taptic Engine blamed for slow Watch shipments. More Apple Watch Stuff. Apple Pay expands, contracts, then expands again. Will iPad Pro juice sales? Apple Media Services updates coming. How autonomous is the Apple Watch? Understanding Apple Watch movement. Apple Watch tips. Backing up an external iTunes Library. 'discoveryd' issues? Yeah, me too. Special thanks to our sponsors: lynda.com - Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video tutorials. Visit lynda.com/maccast to start your free…
  • Maccast 2015.04.28 - Apple Watch

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek), Ken Ray, Allison Sheridan, David Sparks, Veronica Belmont , and Erfon Elijah
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:54 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 523. I'm joined by a few friends to give our first impressions of the Apple Watch after a few days on our wrists. In this episode: Ken Ray (Mac OS Ken) Allison Sheridan (Nosillacast) David Sparks (Mac Power Users, Mac Sparky) Veronica Belmont (Sword & Laser, Vaginal Fantasy) Erfon Elijah (Cultcast, Cult of Mac) Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
  • 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
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    UKMac.net

  • How to Take Funny Travel Photos – The Right Way

    Scott Paterson
    16 May 2015 | 12:59 pm
    If you have a Facebook or Twitter account you can’t have missed seeing this article or one of the many variants reported all over the web in the last week or so. A Dutch food blogger named Sid Frisjes made the mistake of posting his failed attempt at the classic photo of himself pointing at the top of the Eiffel tower on Reddit and asking for some help to fix the original. The resulting stream of hilarious mickey takes quickly spread and was widely reported. If you want to avoid becoming the subject of world wide ridicule like Sid you might be advised to check out this article from…
  • Minimal Desk with iMac

    Scott Paterson
    16 May 2015 | 12:43 pm
    A nice simple use of trestle legs and a small section of worktop to make a smart minimal desk space. An iMac finishes off the combo !
  • Cablox Cable Organiser

    Scott Paterson
    13 May 2015 | 2:11 pm
      If you look at most of the images in my Mac Setups section one thing you will probably have spotted is a distinct lack of cables. The reality of a modern gadget lovers desk is that obtaining this completely minimal look is virtually impossible, even the most stripped down setups need at least a power lead. I have tried cable trays, sticky back ties, zip ties, blu-tack, insulating tape to name a few and generally end up re-cabling on a fairly regular basis to try to keep things neat and tidy. The Cablox Cable Organiser from fancy.com certainly looks like an interesting solution to the…
  • Gorgeous Tiny Office

    Scott Paterson
    12 May 2015 | 2:24 pm
    On first glance this looks like a pretty nice but otherwise ordinary Mac Setup picture but when you zoom out to see the full picture you see the why this setup is a little bit special ! Click here or on the image to go to the original article on Tiny House Swoon I have followed a number of Tiny House blogs for some time and really love the idea of being able to live comfortably in a couple of hundred square feet of space.  
  • Another Minimal Floating Desk

    Scott Paterson
    11 May 2015 | 3:01 pm
    I love the look and the idea of floating desks but wonder about the practicality ? First of all there has to be a fairly robust bracket to hold the potential weight without support from below. Then what about power ? Presumably to maintain the minimal look sockets would have to be embedded at the desktop level somehow ? Still, very pretty to look at….
 
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    Mac Tutorial Previews

  • 0504 - Photos - Part 4 - Faces & Projects [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    21 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Finishing my look at Photos, this week I examine Faces, Exporting and Projects.
  • 0503 - Photos - Part 3 - Keywords, Search & HoudahGeo [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    14 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Continuing my look at Photos, this week I examine Keywords and Searching. In addition, I also take a look at importing photos, and how to add GPS information to your photos before importing them.
  • 0502 - Fantastical 2 for Mac [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    7 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Fantastical 2 is a terrific calendaring app for the Mac, previously only available as a menu bar application. Now it has been re-vamped and relaunched as a powerful desktop application (and yet is still available from your menu bar). Todd Olthoff takes us through a tour of the enhanced and improved features of this new version of the application, a credible alternative to the OS X Calendar app.
  • 0501 - Photos for Mac - Part 2 - Using Photos [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Following on from last week, I continue my look at Photos. 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 second of a three part series, I take a look at some of the features of the Photos App itself.
  • 0500 - Photos for Mac - Part 1 - 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 three part series, I take a look at some of the preparation tasks required before migration, as well as the migration process itself.
 
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    Softpedia News > Apple

  • Newly Discovered iOS Bug Can Reboot iPhones by Crashing the Messages App

    Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)
    26 May 2015 | 9:47 pm
    It appears that there's a newly discovered bug in Apple's iOS mobile operating system related to the Messages app and the notification system used in iPhone and iPad devices. According to a Reddit user, who has recently reported the issue, when someone receives a certain text message (see the example below), it will turn their phone off. The bug has been found to work on both iPhone and iPad devices. The Messages app will start to crash continuously when the respective ... (read more)
  • New Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite Public Beta Now Available for Download

    Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)
    26 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Apple has just started seeding the third Public Beta and the fourth Beta for developers of the forthcoming Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite operating system to Macbook computers. Tagged as build 14E26a, this pre-release version of Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite comes two weeks after the second Public Beta version
  • Here’s What the iPhone Would Have Looked like If Apple Launched It 20 Years Ago

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    26 May 2015 | 5:13 am
    The first iPhone was released on the market on June 29, 2007, and since then Apple has consistently rolled out a new model every year. But what if Apple had launched a phone 20 years before the actual event happened? The phone would have certainly looked a lot more different. Wonder how much? The folks at Yanko Design want to give you an answer t... (read more)
  • 16GB iPhones Might Soon Become a Thing of the Past - Rumor

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    22 May 2015 | 5:43 am
    When Apple introduced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last year, we noticed a peculiarity: those wanting to purchase the 32GB models just couldn't anymore, as only the 16GB, 64GB or 128GB alternatives were offered for sale. But a new report coming from Trendforce suggests that Apple might be looking to ax the 16GB iPhone model this year. Which makes sense given t... (read more)
  • iOS 9 Could Finally Bring Split-Screen Multitasking to the iPad

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    22 May 2015 | 1:08 am
    Split-screen multitasking is a feature Apple has been rumored to make available on the iPad via iOS 8, but as we all know, this didn't happen. But according to the folks of 9to5Mac, we shouldn't lose hope of seeing the option come to iPads yet. Sources familiar with the matter have revealed that the feature was... (read more)
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    9to5Mac

  • Apple’s iOS 7/8 icons for App Store and Siri are now registered trademarks

    Ben Lovejoy
    27 May 2015 | 5:07 am
    Apple may have long ago given up on protecting ‘App Store‘ as a trademark, but it has now been granted a trademark for the iOS 7/8 icons for both the App Store and Siri. Patently Apple notes that the trademark categories are broad, spanning everything from sporting events to wine sommelier services, reflecting the hugely diverse range of content covered by the two services.Filed under: AAPL Company, Apps Tagged: App Store (iOS), Apple Inc, Apple trademarks, iOS, Siri, trademarks For more information about AAPL Company, Apps, and iOS continue reading at 9to5Mac.What do you think?
  • Millward Brown explains why Apple retook #1 slot as world’s most valuable brand

    Ben Lovejoy
    27 May 2015 | 4:14 am
    Millward Brown’s full report on its 10th annual brand equity ranking sheds light on why Apple regained its #1 ranking from Google. The company bases its rankings on the perceptions of more than 3M consumers across 50 countries. With a 67 percent rise in Brand Value to $247 billion, Apple returned to number one in the BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking. Success of the iPhone 6 and the related excitement surrounding the Apple brand drove the increase. Apple also led in the rate of brand value growth over 10 years – 1,446 percent. The company noted that Apple’s…
  • iOS bug causes Messages to crash, iPhone to reboot when a certain text is received

    Chance Miller
    26 May 2015 | 9:10 pm
    A newly found bug surrounding iOS and Messages has emerged this evening that causes the app to continuously crash when a certain text is received. If the text is received while the phone is on the lock screen, it also causes your iPhone to reboot without any notice or explanation. This isn’t the first time a bug like this has emerged, in fact it has happened several times in the past. Apple usually fixes the issue in a timely matter, but until it’s fixed it is a rather malicious problem. Thankfully, the ability to crash Messages and reboot someone’s iPhone is limited to…
  • Snapchat CEO says that holding down Snaps to View might go away

    Mark Gurman
    26 May 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Speaking at the Code Conference south of Los Angeles this evening, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel revealed that the key Snapchat feature of needing to hold down the display to view a photo or a video will go away in the future. Asked by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg about needing to hold down on the display to view content, Spiegel said that the feature was originally designed to circumvent the lack of a Screenshot API on the iPhone… Without developer access to the screenshot control, Snapchat used the holding down on the display mechanism to block people from being able to take screenshots…
  • Apple drops discoveryd in latest OS X beta following months of network issues

    Benjamin Mayo
    26 May 2015 | 2:07 pm
    After many complaints from the developer community about poor networking performance on Yosemite, the latest beta of OS X 10.10.4 has dropped discoveryd in favor of the old process used by previous versions of the Mac operating system. This should address many of the network stability issues introduced with Yosemite and its new networking stack. The discoveryd process has been subject to much criticism in recent months as it causes users to regularly drop WiFi access and causes network shares to list many times over, due to bugs. Many developers, such as Craig Hockenberry,…
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    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • Why You Should Avoid Buying Games From The Mac App Store

    Tim Brookes
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Mac App Store doesn’t hold a candle to the same store used by iPhone and iPad users to guzzle apps, games and in-app purchases. On a Mac, you’re not limited to one store, and if you’re into gaming you should take full advantage of that privilege. Despite being a relatively consumer-friendly way of discovering and installing apps, the Mac App Store is fraught with restrictions and drawbacks from a developer’s perspective. It’s thanks to these issues that we recommend buying your games elsewhere. Multiplayer Madness When a developer decides to put their…
  • 9 Mac System Preferences You Haven’t Tweaked Yet

    Justin Pot
    26 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Make your Mac your own, without third party software. Whether you’re new to OS X or a longtime user, there’s probably something in System Preferences you haven’t found yet. Here are nine things you might have missed. We’ve been digging into the Mac preferences for years, but to this day there are things we haven’t pointed out yet. To get started, click the Apple icon at top-left , then click System Preferences. That’s right: you don’t need to keep the System Preferences icon on your dock anymore (you can even launch it via Spotlight). And now that…
  • How to Keep Your Laptop Powered Even When the Battery Dies

    Dann Albright
    26 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Have you ever had your work interrupted by a dead laptop battery? It’s really frustrating and can put a big damper on your productivity. Taking steps to maintain your battery only gets you so far, so what else can you do about it? You could buy an additional battery capable of powering your laptop! Here are 6 devices that will help keep your laptop going even after the battery dies. BatteryBox ($200) Although it’s not a particularly sleek design, the BatteryBox has one of the best solutions to a problem faced by all external power sources: Apple’s patent on the MagSafe…
  • iCloud Sync Problems? Resolving Common Cloud Storage Issues

    Tim Brookes
    20 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Having problems getting iCloud to sync your data between two instances of the same app? You’re not alone, and many developers have expressed their frustration at the problems that have plagued iCloud since its introduction with iOS 5. Fortunately there are a lot of things you can try in order to get your Mac OS X and iOS apps syncing with Apple’s servers, so don’t be afraid to try them all. iCloud Drive Issues Apple recently upgraded iCloud from its previous incarnation as an invisible storage medium only used by developers and apps, to a fully-fledged cloud storage…
  • Turn Your iOS Device Into an Extra Monitor With Duet

    Mark O'Neill
    15 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    Everybody likes plenty of screens when working or browsing the Internet. It seems to be a geek’s rite of passage to brag about how many monitor screens they have (“you only have two?!”). But now those of you who own an iPad can use a simple app to expand your collection of screens, turning your $500 tablet into a small, portable monitor. It’s called Duet. How Does It Work? Duet is a cross-platform app that enables you to add another screen to your laptop or desktop, simply by connecting an iPad to either a Windows or a Mac OS X computer. It was made by…
 
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    The MacTrack - iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and Mac News

  • MacXDVD Toasts 5th Anniversary with Giveaway of MacX Video Converter Pro

    Richard
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Chengdu, China – This May marks 5 years since the founding of MacXDVD Software, and its birthday promotion is in full swing, featuring 2 mega giveaways that will continue through June 9, 2015. The prizes include its ace products MacX Video Converter Pro and MacX iPhone iPad DVD ripper, underpinning all multimedia solutions of converting video and ripping DVD movies flawlessly. Plus, other full-function DVD video converters are on sale for as low as $29.95 (70% off). The giveaway event is launched officially worldwide on May 26 and will run through June 8, 2015. No purchase is necessary,…
  • WaterField Refreshes its Versatile Gear Pouch – Updated Look, Features

    Richard
    27 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    San Francisco, California – WaterField Designs today is proud to announce its newly upgraded Gear Pouch, designed for the busy professional to easily stash and organize everything from tech or personal items to travel documents. Three sizes and four color choices allow users to organize all kinds of gear and to quickly identify contents. Compact and light, the Gear Pouch remains thin for easy packing, even when fully stuffed. “Always one of our most popular items, we thought it was time to give the Gear Pouch a refresh. We’ve essentially maintained the best features of each…
  • TextExpander 5 Suggests New Snippets; Syncs With Any Service

    Richard
    27 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    San Francisco, California – Smile, a developer of productivity applications for Mac, iPad and iPhone, is proud to announce the release of TextExpander 5, a major upgrade to the popular Mac typing shortcut tool. TextExpander 5 helps you type faster by making suggestions of frequently typed phrases to abbreviate and save time. It also helps to remind you of forgotten snippets as you type. Pick how to sync your snippets by using any sync folder on your Mac. This includes iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and other sync folders. In addition to a fresh Yosemite look, updated search lets…
  • Language Learning App Mind the Gap Nominated for Best App Ever Awards

    Richard
    27 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Munich, Germany – “Mind the Gap” is a new language learning app created by the German label science-to-touch. The app intentionally links two genres: word game and language learning app. It was nominated as a final nominee in the category “Best Educational App” in a public selection process for this year’s Best App Ever Awards. Since 2011 The Best App Ever Awards are organized by the popular app review site 148Apps and aim at selecting the best and most innovative apps in a number of categories. On the one hand “Mind the Gap” is a puzzle type…
  • Zadarma 5.1 released for iPhone – New VoIP app for the Virtual Office

    Richard
    26 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Edinburg, United Kingdom – Zadarma Project today is proud to announce the release of Zadarma 5.1 for iOS, their VoIP app that allows anyone to make outgoing calls and to receive incoming calls from landline number, or IP PBX. Nowadays almost each user of iPhone has application for VoIP. It allows to call on same applications and also on common phone numbers, to send and receive messages. Unfortunately, there are almost no applications that can receive calls from virtual phone numbers. It depends on features of iPhone: system doesn’t keep applications in memory in background mode.
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    The Loop

  • FuzzMeasure

    Jim Dalrymple
    26 May 2015 | 5:38 pm
    FuzzMeasure is an audio and acoustic measurement tool to produce, analyze, and publish beautiful graphs. It delivers a comprehensive suite of features for professionals in research, acoustics, live sound, room design, and pro audio. By combining sophisticated technology with an elegant user interface, FuzzMeasure offers an unparalleled experience.I’ve talked to the developer about FuzzMeasure quite a bit over the years. Great to see this update.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Amazon Prime an EcoCrime

    Jim Dalrymple
    26 May 2015 | 5:33 pm
    There was nothing unique about these items—they were puny in size and yet they arrived in a giant box bursting with air-filled packaging material. And I looked at that box with absolute and complete disgust, wondering, Is Amazon Prime actually an EcoCrime? Others on Twitter agreed with that take, which only reaffirmed my guilt for using Prime—for being an unwitting enabler of waste.I’m not a member of Amazon Prime, but I know a lot of people, like Om, that are. I can’t wait to hear the explanation for the oversized packaging from Amazon.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • The Apple Watch secretly gets you to exercise

    Dave Mark
    26 May 2015 | 7:36 am
    Marco Arment captures the spirit behind the Apple Watch as an exercise driver. Love this.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Great design: Shoes that will grow with your kid

    Dave Mark
    26 May 2015 | 7:22 am
    Take a look at these shoes. True, they are more sandals than shoes, but they are US$12 (in bulk) and are designed to last through many years of foot growth.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Force Touch is poised to rule all Apple devices

    Dave Mark
    26 May 2015 | 7:13 am
    M.G. Siegler asks: if there was no Apple Watch, would Apple have come up with Force Touch at all?My 2 cents: I don’t think Apple Watch was in anyone’s mind when Force Touch was patented.∞ Read this on The Loop
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • Google Chrome Latest Version Download For Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Mobile

    SK Mezanul Haque
    19 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 43 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest Google Chrome update, Chrome 43.0.2357.65 contains a number of fixes and improvements. You can see the official log about this update here. Chrome 43 includes 37 security fixes, thus making it a highly recommended update. Please see the Chromium security page for more information. If you already use Google Chrome you don’t need to worry about downloading the latest version manually. The web browser should download the update and install it automatically. Tip! Bookmark this page for…
  • Firefox 38 Comes With Digital Rights Management (DRM)

    SK Mezanul Haque
    13 May 2015 | 9:11 am
    Mozilla Firefox web browser now comes with built-in Digital Rights Management (DRM) so that users can play DRM-protected HTML5 video/audio without the need of any additional plug-ins. Before the release of Firefox 38, users were unable to play any DRM-protected HTML5 video and audio directly. Thus if a user for instance wanted to use a streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, they had to install the Adobe Flash or Silverlight extension. Now with built-in DRM support the installation of the additional plugins is unnecessary. To offer built-in DRM support Mozilla will use Adobe Primetime, a…
  • Download Firefox 33.1 Update, Features Forget Button, Enhanced Tiles, Privacy Tour, DuckDuckGo Search

    SK Mezanul Haque
    13 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    Mozilla has released the latest update of Firefox web browser. Firefox 38. With Firefox 38, Mozilla added DRM support enabling users to play DRM-protected HTML5 audio and video. If you are a Firefox web browser user it should have automatically updated itself. For automatic updates you need to have Mozilla Maintenance installed. If you like to update Firefox manually, click on the Open Menu button, then on the Question mark icon button. It will opening the About dialog box from the Help menu in the web browser. Firefox Update: What’s New? New tab-based preferences instead of a dialog…
  • 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,…
 
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    OS X Daily

  • How to Set Custom Quick Reply Messages on Apple Watch

    Paul Horowitz
    26 May 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Apple Watch offers quick and seamless communication methods, and one of the most used features for many users is the ability to instantly reply to inbound messages with quick pre-canned replies, emojis, or a dictated message. The quick replies in particular are very useful, and Apple Watch offers a variety of default replies for this ... Read More
  • OS X 10.10.4 Beta 4 Released for Testing

    Paul Horowitz
    26 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    Apple has released a new version of OS X 10.10.4 beta for those participating in the OS X Yosemite Public Beta program, and for registered Mac Developers. The new build arrives as 14E26a and aims to “improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac”. Mac users who are eligible and opted-in to receive the ... Read More
  • How to List All Applications on a Mac

    Paul Horowitz
    25 May 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Need to know what applications are on any Mac? OS X offers a variety of ways to list apps that are installed on a Mac, and we’ll cover three different approaches to this: a basic listing of installed Mac apps which is sufficient for most user needs, an intermediate and more thorough listing of apps ... Read More
  • Chat on WhatsApp from a Mac with WhatsMac

    Paul Horowitz
    25 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    WhatsApp is a popular messaging tool for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows phone users, but it has long been missing desktop clients… until now, anyway. For Mac users, you can now chat through WhatsApp directly from OS X by using a free app called WhatsMac. With WhatsMac you’ll be able to chat in WhatsApp as ... Read More
  • Allow Free App Downloads Without Password Entry in iOS

    Paul Horowitz
    24 May 2015 | 11:51 am
    You have likely noticed that downloading a free app from the iOS App Store triggers the ‘Enter Password’ dialog screen on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. While this is a valid precaution to prevent unauthorized users from installing apps onto an iOS device, it’s not always desired, particularly for shared iPads and iOS devices ... Read More
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  • Force Touch, iMessage, Apple Pay And Keyboard Features in iOS 9 and iPhone 6S

    Imran
    26 May 2015 | 12:05 pm
    iOS 9 would be shipping with support for Force Touch for the next generation iPhone, expected to be iPhone 6S. Along with improved stability, Rootless security system, better performance for older devices and brand new San Francisco font update, this is the latest of the leaks to come out of Cupertino, via 9to5mac. Apple Watch(...) Related posts: iOS 8.2 Beta 5 Now Available for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV Apple Launches iOS 4.2 for iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad! Download PwnageTool 4.1 To Jailbreak Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch Saurik Patches PDF Security flow, Fixes What Apple…
  • OS X 10.10.4 Beta 4 Released To Public Beta Users and Registered Mac Developers

    Imran
    26 May 2015 | 10:34 am
    Apple has rolled out the fourth beta version of OS X 10.10.4 for testing to public beta users as well as registered Mac developers. The new beta has the build number 14E26a and weighs around 1.04GB in file size. The focus ares for this release are listed as: Photos Migration Arabic and Hebrew It’s not(...) Related posts: Download Yosemite OS X 10.10.3 Public Beta Featuring the New Photos App Apple Makes iOS 5 Beta 5 Available For Download To Developers iOS 5 Beta 3 Released to Developers! Windows Live Wave 4 beta will be public soon BREAKING!! Apple Has Released iOS 4.3 Beta 1 Build 8F5148b…
  • iOS 9 To Bring Better Performance To Older iPhone and iPads

    Imran
    26 May 2015 | 10:14 am
    Apple is popularly criticised for making older iPhones and iPads slow and sluggish with each major release of iOS. Along with performance, even battery life takes a major hit with every OS update. This is linked to a theory that Apple does this intentionally to force users to upgrade to the latest iOS devices. But, this(...) Related posts: iOS 7.1 Released With UI Updates And Performance Improvements iOS 8.2 Beta 5 Now Available for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV Jobs says software update will solve the iPhone 3G performance issues Apple Makes iOS 5 Beta 5 Available For Download To Developers…
  • Iron Man Edition Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Is The Coolest Android Phone I Want

    Imran
    26 May 2015 | 8:07 am
    Samsung has really outdone themselves with the Galaxy S6 Edge. While it might seem like a gimmick to have the display curving on the sides, it actually looks amazing when using. I though that is the Android phone I would like to get but the Iron Man version of the same phone just blew my(...) Related posts: New 5.3” Samsung Galaxy Phone To Be Released [Rumor] How to Root Samsung Galaxy S with Android 2.2.1 Froyo How to Root Froyo Android 2.2 Beta JPH build on Samsung Galaxy S The Easiest Method to Root Samsung Galaxy S/Captivate and Vibrant on Android 2.1 [Video] How To Install Android…
  • Cortana for iOS and Android and Phone Companion App for Windows 10 Announced

    Imran
    26 May 2015 | 7:27 am
    Microsoft has announced the release of Cortana, their personal assistant solution for iPhone and Android. Cortana started off on Windows Phone and has been built into Windows 10 and Edge (browser) and as expected, would now be rolling out on the mobile platforms belonging to Microsoft’s competitors. The announcement was a part of the Phone(...) Related posts: Launcher WP8 Brings Windows Phone 8 Start Screen to Android Devices iOS Most Popular Operating System, Android Still Behind, Windows Phone Beats BlackBerry [Report] U.S. Army Currently Testing iPhone, Android and Windows Phone…
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  • Hows That Apple Post Earnings Buy and Hold Strategy Working For Ya?

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    6 May 2015 | 11:47 am
    On Monday, April 27th, Apple reported Q2 earnings which turned out to be the 2nd largest earnings report in US history. And look what happened to the stock post earnings. Here we are a full 10 days after Apple’s incredible showing, and the stock is more than 10 percent down. Hows that buy and hold strategy working for ya now? Were you enticed by the prospect of blowout earnings, and swayed into buying a few hundred or more shares of the best publicly traded company on the planet? If you were, then you are down big, I mean really big. Buy and hold just doesn’t work anymore in the…
  • How Did Apple’s Post Earnings Crash Affect You?

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    1 May 2015 | 8:26 am
    Be honest, I won’t tell. Did your brokerage account suffer a serious ding from that surprise post earnings crash? Who in their right mind would have ever thought that Apple’s stock price could fall more than 10 points after such blowout numbers? Look, we can expect this if there were missed numbers, like margins fell below expectations, or the top line was short of the whisper number, or even if the forward guidance wasn’t up to analysts’ expectations. But this was way out there. Apple beat most analysts expectations, provided very positive forward guidance, and…
  • Only 38 Days to Apple’s WWDC15

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    1 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference starts on Monday June 8th and ends on the following Friday, June 12th. We can expect a keynote speech from CEO Tim Cook, likely to occur at 10AM PST or 1PM EST. Tim will set the stage for Apple’s future. Why is this significant? It’s significant because Apple is maturing into something much bigger than what it has represented in the past. You can look at this next stage as the third stage in Apple’s development as a global conglomerate, leading and shaping the way we communicate and manage our lives. The first stage was the era…
  • Apple Auto Trader April Report

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    30 Apr 2015 | 11:55 am
    The Apple Auto Trader is a subscription service for systems traders. The system trades 3 diverse strategies, providing excellent return on equity, with exceptional risk management. The April report shows spectacular gains with all three systems in the green.
  • 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
 
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  • MacXDVD Toasts 5th Anniversary with Giveaway of MacX Video Converter Pro

    Richard
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Chengdu, China – This May marks 5 years since the founding of MacXDVD Software, and its birthday promotion is in full swing, featuring 2 mega giveaways that will continue through June 9, 2015. The prizes include its ace products MacX Video Converter Pro and MacX iPhone iPad DVD ripper, underpinning all multimedia solutions of converting video and ripping DVD movies flawlessly. Plus, other full-function DVD video converters are on sale for as low as $29.95 (70% off). The giveaway event is launched officially worldwide on May 26 and will run through June 8, 2015. No purchase is necessary,…
  • WaterField Refreshes its Versatile Gear Pouch – Updated Look, Features

    Richard
    27 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    San Francisco, California – WaterField Designs today is proud to announce its newly upgraded Gear Pouch, designed for the busy professional to easily stash and organize everything from tech or personal items to travel documents. Three sizes and four color choices allow users to organize all kinds of gear and to quickly identify contents. Compact and light, the Gear Pouch remains thin for easy packing, even when fully stuffed. “Always one of our most popular items, we thought it was time to give the Gear Pouch a refresh. We’ve essentially maintained the best features of each…
  • TextExpander 5 Suggests New Snippets; Syncs With Any Service

    Richard
    27 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    San Francisco, California – Smile, a developer of productivity applications for Mac, iPad and iPhone, is proud to announce the release of TextExpander 5, a major upgrade to the popular Mac typing shortcut tool. TextExpander 5 helps you type faster by making suggestions of frequently typed phrases to abbreviate and save time. It also helps to remind you of forgotten snippets as you type. Pick how to sync your snippets by using any sync folder on your Mac. This includes iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and other sync folders. In addition to a fresh Yosemite look, updated search lets…
  • Language Learning App Mind the Gap Nominated for Best App Ever Awards

    Richard
    27 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Munich, Germany – “Mind the Gap” is a new language learning app created by the German label science-to-touch. The app intentionally links two genres: word game and language learning app. It was nominated as a final nominee in the category “Best Educational App” in a public selection process for this year’s Best App Ever Awards. Since 2011 The Best App Ever Awards are organized by the popular app review site 148Apps and aim at selecting the best and most innovative apps in a number of categories. On the one hand “Mind the Gap” is a puzzle type…
  • Zadarma 5.1 released for iPhone – New VoIP app for the Virtual Office

    Richard
    26 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Edinburg, United Kingdom – Zadarma Project today is proud to announce the release of Zadarma 5.1 for iOS, their VoIP app that allows anyone to make outgoing calls and to receive incoming calls from landline number, or IP PBX. Nowadays almost each user of iPhone has application for VoIP. It allows to call on same applications and also on common phone numbers, to send and receive messages. Unfortunately, there are almost no applications that can receive calls from virtual phone numbers. It depends on features of iPhone: system doesn’t keep applications in memory in background mode.
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  • The Blue-Sky-Thinking Edition

    26 May 2015 | 6:33 am
    Summer BBQ (For Northern Hemisphere) An iPhone Controlled BBQ?? Are You Kidding????, by Pat Pilcher, NetGuide First things first, I downloaded the IOS Green Mountain Grills app to my iPhone. As crazy as using an iPhone App to drive a BBQ sounds, in use it proved invaluable. After connecting to the grills Wi-Fi network and entering in the BBQs network password I fired up the app. I then had control over temperature, as well as cooking programmes for different foods. We Also Design Things That Don't Have Screens When Stephen Fry Met Jony Ive: The Self-Confessed Tech Geek Talks To Apple's Newly…
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  • Great Values on Configure to Order 21-inch iMacs!

    Don Mayer
    18 May 2015 | 8:17 am
    We have only a handful of these configure-to-order 21-inch iMacs available. There are two configurations in stock and ready for immediate shipping. The first takes the stock 500MB hard drive and doubles it to 1 TB. This unit has the Intel 1.4GHz processor and 8GB of RAM, too. It is $1149 but if you couple that with AppleCare not only will you save $30 off the normal price of AppleCare, but you will also qualify for our Dads & Grads promotion and get a $50 Small Dog Gift card which you can use to add other peripherals to your order. I might suggest adding SafeWare Protection plan at $99…
  • Electronic Signing Made Easy

    Don Mayer
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:09 am
    I was at a customer's office the other day helping to set up their new Mac system. It was a busy construction company and they needed help getting wireless scanning operational. I noticed that they were using Adobe Reader for their PDF files, so I introduced them to "*Preview*":https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201740. Once I set the Finder to open PDF files with Preview instead of Reader, I showed them how to access the scanner to scan documents right from Preview. As I had them practice this, I noticed that much of their scanning needs were for documents that they would print out, sign,…
  • The Safety and Security of your Personal Information

    Jonathan Fenton
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    With all the headlines these days about data breaches, hackers, and spyware it is understandable that the safety of your information in cyberspace is on everyone’s mind these days. When we hear about companies such as TJ Maxx, Target and, most recently, TurboTax (hmm…companies that begin with the letter “t”…) getting hacked and potentially losing critical customer information, it can make consumers hesitant to use a lot of this brilliant new technology. Here are a few ways Apple ensures the safety of your information and a few tips on how to protect your…
  • Keeping Tabs on Friends & Family

    Rachel Narkewicz
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    Sometimes it’s important for loved ones and friends to know your location. Whether it is for safety reasons or just because you just like knowing where they might be while running errands, iOS 8 and your iPhone make it super-simple. There are two ways to let your friends know where you are at any given time with iOS 8 and an app you use every day: Messages. Simply launch the Messages app on your iPhone and tap into a conversation or create a new one. Once there, tap on the Details button in the upper right. Once you’re on the Details screen, you can send or share your location…
  • Keychain Access, an Essential Tool

    Don Mayer
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:59 pm
    I have been doing more onsite installations and lessons down here in Key West. So many times as I start to help a customer we run into the password roadblock. I was at a customer’s home yesterday and needed to set up her email and iCloud account. I asked for the administrator password for her Mac and she went to a little pile of sticky notes and tried to find the right one and the scene was repeated for each password we needed. I then proceeded to show her Keychain Access and I could see the light bulb hovering above her head as she understood the value of this app from Apple. Mac OS X…
 
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  • Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 8.0.1 for FileMaker Pro 14

    dsellers
    27 May 2015 | 4:20 am
    Troi Automatisering has released Troi File Plug-in 8.0.1 for FileMaker Pro 14. The update of the file management plug-in fixes some problems and improves several functions. Troi File Plug-in is a very powerful tool for getting access to information outside the FileMaker Pro database. Any files or folders stored on the computer can be accessed through the functions of the plug-in. A fully functional demo version of Troi File Plug-in 8.0.1 is available for downloading at Troi's Web site (http://www.troi.com/software/fileplugin.html). read more
  • Kool Tools: BetterZip 3 for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    27 May 2015 | 4:02 am
    MacItBetter's (http://macitbetter.com/) BetterZip 3, an archiving solution for Mac OS X, has been revved to version 3. The biggest new feature is the Direct Mode, which speeds up working with large archives by making archive preparation and recompression obsolete.The archive password manager helps you work with encrypted archives by collecting a list of archive passwords in your OS X keychain. These can be used automatically whenever you open  encrypted archives. BetterZip 3 adds a password generator which suggests strong passwords whenever you need them. read more
  • Maintain serves up Cocktail 8.4 (Yosemite Edition)

    dsellers
    27 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Maintain has served up Cocktail 8.4 (Yosemite Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X Yosemite. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Version 8.4 adds ability to clear applications (App Store, Automator, Contacts, Dashboard, Dictionary, Game Center, iBooks, iTunes, Maps, Photos, System Preferences, Xcode) caches and adds compatibility with OS X 10.10.4. It also contains updated Automator actions. read more
  • PDFKey Pro for OS X locks, unlocks password-protected PDF docs

    dsellers
    26 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    Briksoftware has announced PDFKey Pro 4.3 (http://pdfkey.com) for Mac OS X and Windows. It's an upgrade of the utility that locks and unlocks password-protected PDF documents. PDFKey Pro removes editing and printing passwords by creating exact copies of PDF documents, but without the password. It instantly removes viewing passwords, but only if said password is provided beforehand. You can lock PDF files by creating perfect copies, but protected with either, or both, a viewing password and a password to restrict usage permissions (printing and copying) to the files. read more
  • 24U Releases 24U SimpleFile Plug-In 3.0 for FileMaker 14

    dsellers
    26 May 2015 | 11:43 am
    24U Software (www.24usoftware.com/) has launched 24U SimpleFile Plug-In 3.0, an upgrade of the 24U SimpleFile Plug-In for managing files and folders directly from FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Server. The update adds new features, along with support for 64-bit FileMaker Pro 14 and FileMaker Server 12, 13, and 14. 24U SimpleFile Plug-In 3.0 brings support for running applications from the solution, compressing and decompressing files and folders, and introduces new options for file selection dialogs. read more
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  • Apple Daily: Jony Ive's New Title; More iOS 9 Rumors; Cortana Coming to iOS

    Leif Johnson
    26 May 2015 | 5:02 pm
    In today's Apple Daily, Apple design chief Jony Ive gets a spiffy new title and some new responsibilities. In other news, more rumors about what we'll see in iOS 9 are surfacing, and Microsoft's "Cortana" service is said to be coming to iOS sometime later this year.Jony Ive Named 'Chief Design Officer' at AppleFor years Jony Ive stuck to the shadows at Apple, to the point that most people outside the company only knew what he looked like from the same handful of publicity stills. Over the last couple of years, however, he's taken on a more visible role at the company, and he'll have a title…
  • The New Apple TV: What We Want

    Michael Simon
    26 May 2015 | 2:50 pm
  • RØDE iXY Lightning Review

    Steve Davis
    26 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    The iPhone’s microphone lacks high-quality audio for podcasts, reporting, or video projects. What you need is a stereo microphone, such as the iXY Lightning from RØDE, which connects to your phone through the Lightning connector (a 30-pin version is available too) — the improvement in recording quality is huge.The iXY’s satin gray metal frame fits firmly to your phone, and is then detected by your iPhone as the primary mic. The 1/2-inch cardioid condenser mics are fixed 90-degrees apart to dampen background noise, and the metal casing fends off interference, reducing hum. Together with…
  • Deals: Stream with Ease with the AirServer Mirroring Receiver

    MacLife Staff
    26 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]We've become so used to the screens on our phones, which can get us through the day, sometimes we forget about the truly impressive displays that we have in our homes. If you want to see your favorite apps, games, and content blown up to a size that you can enjoy, you need the AirServer Mirroring Receiver. It's on sale now in our Deals tab.The iPhone display is great for on the go entertainment, but at home you can go bigger with the AirServer Mirroring Receiver. Instead of looking at the small screen, you can blow up…
  • New App Recap 05/25/15: Memorial Day Edition

    J.R. Bookwalter
    25 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
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  • Refurbished Gadget Sale: iPad mini, $179; iPhone 5, $259; GoPro HERO4, $389

    the rocr
    26 May 2015 | 9:56 pm
    This edition of the Fairer Deal report is going a bit off reservation with the inclusion of third-party gadget deals, as well as refurbished Apple kit. Get best-in-class prices on refurbished gadgets from HTC, GoPro, Samsung and more! • Refurbished iPad ... The post Refurbished Gadget Sale: iPad mini, $179; iPhone 5, $259; GoPro HERO4, $389 appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • OS X 10.10.4 14E26a Focus Areas Include Photos, Migration

    the rocr
    26 May 2015 | 9:07 pm
    There was little to differentiate Apple’s three previous OS X 10.10.4 developer seeds. And, like the previous beta, Apple has asked devs and Apple Seeders to focus their OS X 10.10.4 14E26a testing on Photos and Migration, as well as ... The post OS X 10.10.4 14E26a Focus Areas Include Photos, Migration appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • DSLReports New HTML5-based Speed Test

    the rocr
    26 May 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Competition is a good thing™ and, whether you realized it or not, there is competition in the broadband speed test space. While most of you know about the FCC Speed Test App and Ookla’s SpeedTest.org there is also DSLReports broadband ... The post DSLReports New HTML5-based Speed Test appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Meet Jake, the iMac Aquarium Guy

    the rocr
    25 May 2015 | 9:11 pm
    So, why does a Nebraska guy craft aquariums, clocks and lamps from Apple’s original and classic iMac? Simple, says Jake Harms the iMac aquarium guy, “No one’s ever asked me to make an aquarium out of a Dell.” Burn. “They go everywhere. ... The post Meet Jake, the iMac Aquarium Guy appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Top 10 Mac Games of 2015 [so far]

    the rocr
    25 May 2015 | 11:31 am
    Wow, it’s not even June and would you believe that nearly 40 Mac games have shipped so far this year? Yep, the computer for the rest of us has serious game and here are the Top 10 Mac Games of ... The post Top 10 Mac Games of 2015 [so far] appeared first on FairerPlatform.
 
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  • iPhone 6C: Mysterious Updated iPhone Appears On Apple Store Website

    27 May 2015 | 5:49 am
    Mysterious Update on iPhone – Apple Store Website Apple seems to have leaked a picture on its own website of what could be the iPhone 6c, much ahead of the Worldwide Developer Conference – WWDC,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple Now Sells a Lightning Dock for Your iPhone

    20 May 2015 | 11:49 pm
    Apple Adds Lightning Dock for large iPhone  Apple had switched from 30 pin to Lightning way back in 2012 with the iPhone 5 and has finally added a dock for its new larger iPhone. While the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Reset a forgotten passcode on the Apple Watch

    17 May 2015 | 5:37 am
    Passcode – To Protect Information on Device The main purpose of passcode is to protect information on the device. Forgotten password is a common error committed by users and hence need to be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Movavi Screen Capture Studio for Mac

    17 May 2015 | 5:26 am
    Movavi Screen Capture Studio is the best software available for Mac for screen capturing as it provides the best services just in few minutes. With the help of Movavi Mac OS X screen Capture Studio... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s Social Networking Solutions – Brand New Streaming Music Service

    15 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    According to reports, Apple’s social networking solutions is said to be joined with a brand new streaming music service similar to Ping, the defunct iTunes features which enables artists in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • E3D-v6: Review of 6th Version of Original Hotend by E3D

    Milana Rose
    22 May 2015 | 3:47 am
    One of the main trends of this year in home and office 3D-printers is the usage of all-metal nozzles or so-called “hotends”. The E3D company from Great Britain released sixth version of its all-metal hotend in May 2014, giving their […]
  • 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 […]
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  • Top 10 Best Samsung Galaxy S6 Cases on Amazon

    Anup Kayastha
    14 May 2015 | 7:39 am
    The Samsung galaxy S6 is one of the hottest most powerful phones to come out in 2015. Packed with incredible new features, a powerful processor, and a high-quality premium screen, this phone is sure to be one of the most popular phones of the year. If you have purchased a S6 then you are going to need to get a case for it. A good case will protect your phone from damage and also be visually appealing and stylish too. There are literally hundreds of different cases available for this phone, and it can be downright confusing as to which one is best for you. We’ve done list for best iPhone…
  • 10 Best iPhone 6 Cases and Covers

    Dipesh Timilsina
    8 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    BendGate? Nope! iPhone 6 has only just launched and the case makers are already flooding the market with all kinds of iPhone 6 cases. All kind of cases are available for purchase but not every case will fit your needs. Some cases are designed to make your iPhone 6 look cool while others are designed to protect your iPhone during accidents. With so many options to choose from, at times, it becomes difficult to choose the best case. To make your work easy, we have created an ultimate list of best iPhone 6 cases among which you will surely like at least one. We’ve made best cases list for…
  • How to Sell Your Old iPhone for Cash

    Anup Kayastha
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    Sell your old iPhone So, you’ve finally decided to get your hands on the new iPhone 6, or even you’re planning to grab the new Samsung Galaxy S6 as soon as it comes out? You may probably planning to dump that old phone you have. What if you could sell that old phone and grab some money, and use it to grab the new one? It sounds way better than to keep that old phone at the corner of the cupboard unused and untouched. Apart from your plan of buying a brand new phone or not, you can still sell that ancient phone that has been in your cupboard for years. Just sell the old dead phone,…
  • 50 Cool iPhone 5 Cases That Fits Your Need

    Anup Kayastha
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    The Coolest iPhone 5 Cases There are varieties of iPhone 5 cases in the market that you can choose from. You may have spent hours finding the best case for your iPhone. You browse through Amazon and eBay, but you couldn’t find the one iPhone case you’re searching for. I know how tedious it is. We have collected the 10 cool iPhone cases. If you have the iPhone 4, iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s then don’t worry because most of the iPhone case in the list below has availability for iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s as well. Cool iPhone 5 Cases Browse through the iPhone 5 cases by its…
  • 10 Best iPad Air Cases That Matches Your Type

    Anup Kayastha
    17 Jan 2015 | 3:03 am
    Just the day after all-new iPad Air release, case makers are already making iPad Air cases available to purchase in 2014. The new iPad Air is features improved processing power, improved hardware and is as light as one pound. There’s already dozens of cases for iPad Air in the market, it’s quite hard to find the case that has all the features you want. So, we decided to list the best iPad Air cases that are loved by the users most. Have an iPhone 5? Here’s 50 cool iPhone 5 cases. In addition to Apple Smart Cover for iPad Air (costs $79), here we have listed up the best iPad…
 
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  • How To Fix Kindle For Mac Won’t Open Errors

    MacHow2
    14 May 2015 | 8:51 am
    If you’re finding that Kindle For Mac won’t open anymore, the solution is usually a case of reinstalling it via the Mac App Store. Sometimes after an update to OS X, you may find that the Kindle For Mac app bounces in the dock for a few seconds and then disappears without opening. Or you may get the following “Kindle quit unexpectedly” error message. The solution is simply to fully delete the Kindle app from your Dock and then reinstall Kindle for Mac from the Mac App Store. Don’t worry – you won’t lose your library of books or documents as they will…
  • The Best Flight Simulators For Mac

    MacHow2
    13 May 2015 | 5:56 am
    Microsoft Flight Simulator for Mac isn’t available but we’ve taken a look at the best flight simulators for Mac that bring you the most realistic flying experience possible on OS X. Although there aren’t as many flight sims on Mac as there are on Windows, nowadays there are some incredibly realistic aircraft simulators available. Note that in this article, we’ve focused on professional level realistic plane sims for armchair pilots – not arcade flight simulators for gamers. So strap yourself in and enjoy the trip as we take you through the best flight simulators…
  • The Best Accounting Software For Mac

    MacHow2
    6 May 2015 | 11:57 am
    If you’re running a small business, we’ve taken a look at the very best accounting software for Mac for businesses and freelancers. Dealing with invoices, payments, taxes and payrolls can be time consuming and stressful but accounting software can take the pain out of it. Although there are many Cloud based accounting solutions that you can use on Mac, almost all the software featured here is designed specifically for Mac. Note that if you’re just looking for something to manage your own personal finances better, we’ve covered the best financial software on Mac in our…
  • 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…
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    Apple World Today

  • AWT News Update: May 26, 2015

    Steven Sande
    26 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    We hope you had a nice Memorial Day (US) or Bank Holiday (UK) weekend. Here are some top stories for this Tuesday:Facebook adds restaurant reviews written by professional food critics to mobile Facebook Pages for thousands of restaurantsThe Apple facility in Mesa, AZ caught on fire today... but all damage seems to be limited to the roofMarriott has an Apple Watch app for check-ins and moreiOS 9 may include transit service routes and navigation in the Maps appA new Mac game offers auto racing for blind and low-vision usersThe full text of the podcast script follows the audio player! Subscribe…
  • Daily Deals for May 26, 2015, featuring Carbo

    Kelly Hodgkins
    26 May 2015 | 3:45 pm
    It’s time to save some of your hard-earned money with our Daily Deals, featuring highlighted deals for AWT readers, hardware discounts and our own handpicked iOS and OS X sales. All prices are USD and subject to change. Please check prices before you purchase as some deals may expire quickly. AWT Featured App Carbo - Handwriting in the Digital Age [$7.99 → $3.99] Carbo lets you capture and organize handwritten notes and sketches, bringing handwriting in the digital age, right on your iPhone and iPad. Hardware and Accessory Deals HP - x3000 Wireless Optical Mouse [Best Buy; On sale for…
  • Twelve South HiRise for Apple Watch: Simply beautiful

    Steven Sande
    26 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Twelve South HiRise for Apple Watch. Photo ©2015, Steven Sande. All rights reserved. Over the past few weeks we’ve talked about some charging stands for the Apple Watch. Pad & Quill’s Timber Catchall is a solid wood beauty, the Duet Dock features a solid aluminum iPhone/Watch charging solution, as does the Night Stand Kickstarter project (which doesn’t appear to be making it into production...). Today I’m looking at the Twelve South HiRise for Apple Watch (US$49.99), a compact and sturdy Watch charging stand that’s now shipping.DesignThe design of the HiRise for Apple Watch…
  • Feed the Line is a tricky precision game for iPhone, iPad

    Dave Caolo
    26 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Feed the Line (free, universal) is a precision game from Touchdown Games with one rule: push rising blocks into a line in the center of the screen before they reach the top. Sounds easy, but this game is kicking my backside. The game is played in landscape orientation, with the line bisecting the play area. There's are "fingers" on the far left- and right-hand sides, pointing towards the center. As you play, small, colorful blocks rise from the bottom on the screen. You must push them onto the line before they reach the top of the screen by tapping left or right to extend the fingers and give…
  • AWT Health Club: Keeping your brain sharp

    Steven Sande
    26 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Last week's Health Club topic was motivation; it appears that I needed some. My week was pathetically bad, with my excuses being that I had to move my parents back to their home after my Dad's stay at a local skilled nursing facility and that once again, it was rainy. On the plus side, this week is forecast to be sunnier, warmer and drier than last, and I will be able to devote more time to my health. Our topic this week is keeping your brain sharp. Work by scientists and the medical research community has shown that it should be possible for the brain to be “trained” to create new…
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    Six Colors

  • The paradox of Apple Watch choice

    Jason Snell
    26 May 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Henry Ford famously wrote, “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.” And so it was, for years, for buyers of Apple products. They were beige or gray or white or black, but each model had a look and that was that. Then some clever people1 decided that it might make sense to offer products in a variety of colors, so we got iMacs and iPods where you could choose your own color. Letting people choose colors is good. When Apple offered the MacBook in both black and white models, I paid the extra money and got the black one. In recent years,…
  • (Podcast) Upgrade #38: Titles Are Not Jobs

    Jason Snell
    26 May 2015 | 11:37 am
    This week on Upgrade, Myke Hurley and I discuss Jonathan Ive’s new title and what it means for Apple’s Chief Design Officer and the company as a whole. Then, in advance of Google I/O, we talk about how and why we use Google’s services on our Apple devices.
  • RSS Sponsor: OmniOutliner

    Jason Snell
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    This week Six Colors is brought to you by The Omni Group and their multi-platform writing app, OmniOutliner. OmniOutliner is the most comprehensive app for outlining, writing, and keeping track of all sorts of information for Mac and iOS. It’s easy to get started with simple documents, but grows when you need more power, more styling, or more exporting formats. Plus, work with your up-to-date outlines on any device with OmniPresence: trustworthy, built-in sync. Try it out with a 14-day trial on Mac, or buy, risk-free, with a 30-day guarantee on iOS. Designed specifically for Yosemite…
  • When Stephen Fry met Jony Ive ↦

    Jason Snell
    25 May 2015 | 8:52 pm
    Fry (left) at the Apple Event in September 2014. Writer/actor/comedian Stephen Fry is a huge Apple fan from way back—he and Douglas Adams claimed to have bought the first two original Macs ever sold in the UK, and I’ve seen him at two Apple events in the past few years. Now Fry’s making news with his interview with Jonathan Ive in the Telegraph, which reveals something interesting about Ive: Until now, Ive’s job title has been Senior Vice President of Design. But I can reveal that he has just been promoted and is now Apple’s Chief Design Officer. It is therefore…
  • How Google led an Android user back to the iPhone

    Derek Walter
    25 May 2015 | 8:12 am
    by Derek Walter[Derek Walter is a freelance writer who contributes to several sites, primarily about the intersection of technology and society.] Google Calendar was the last straw. There it was - another Google app that was once exclusive to Android waiting for me to download from the App Store. It would join Gmail, Chrome, Drive, Play Music, and Hangouts on my home screen, making my iPhone look similar to its Android counterpart. Despite my affinity for Android, there has at times been an internal struggle (admittedly a very first-world one) about loyalty to Google’s OS. Sure, all…
 
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    Cult of Mac

  • This nifty screen protector adds an Android-style ‘back’ button to your iPhone 6

    Luke Dormehl
    27 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    There is plenty that former Android-users won’t miss if they make the jump to iOS, but one thing they might is the iPhone’s lack of an Android-style “back” button — the result of Steve Jobs’ belief that everything about the…Read more ›
  • Unicode of Death got you down? Here’s how to fix it

    Evan Killham
    26 May 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Some iPhone users are getting a flashback to 2013 as a new version of the so-called “Unicode of Death” has returned to wreak havoc with their iMessages. The security exploit, which activates when someone sends you the message in the…Read more ›
  • World’s most spoiled dog scores two Apple Watch Editions

    Evan Killham
    26 May 2015 | 4:15 pm
    The son of China’s richest man has bought not one, but two gold Apple Watch Editions. For his dog. Wang Sicong’s father, real-estate magnate Wang Jianlin, is worth about $34 billion dollars, and the 27-year-old son officially has too much…Read more ›
  • Fire breaks out at Apple’s Arizona command center

    Rob LeFebvre
    26 May 2015 | 1:07 pm
    A fire of unknown origin broke out today in Apple’s command center in Mesa, Arizona. Local firefighters responded at around 11:30 Tuesday morning to the structure, which formerly held sapphire glass supplier GT Advanced Technologies. A Mesa fire spokesperson said…Read more ›
  • How to shoot stunning 60 fps video with your iPhone 6

    Rob LeFebvre
    26 May 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Clear, high definition video is all about a frame rate of 60 frames per second (fps). Luckily, your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus can shoot in this high-speed format that will smooth out your videos as well as make…Read more ›
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