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  • Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.201

    TidBITS
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Fixes a crash that occurred on Macs made between 2006 and 2008. (Free, 14.9 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.
  • How to share a Pages, Keynote, or Numbers file with iCloud

    iMore - The #1 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch blog
    Allyson Kazmucha
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:14 pm
    If you're using Pages, Keynote, or Numbers on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac you can easily share anything you create via Apple's online service, iCloud. The best part about sharing iWork documents via iCloud is that the person you share with doesn't need an iOS device or Mac to open or even collaborate on the documents with you. All they need is a web browser. How to share your Pages, Keynote, and Numbers files from iPhone and iPad Open the file in Pages, Numbers, or Keynote on your iPhone or iPad that you'd like to share. Tap on the Share button in the upper right hand corner. Choose Share Link…
  • External Link: How Siri Fares Against Google Now and Cortana

    TidBITS
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Gizmodo ran a side-by-side test of Apple’s Siri, Google Now, and Microsoft’s new Cortana virtual assistants. The results were neck and neck, with each having its own quirks, but the short video is fun to watch. 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…
  • Don’t Leave Sensitive Files Exposed, Hide Them With Hider 2 for Mac

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

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    David Temple
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Password Only provides a secure way to store all of the account information, passwords, and electronic IDs we use in our digital lives. The bonus is that it also provides a way to pass the information on to a trusted person if the need arises. The app is basically a sophisticated list of all the things to which you attach your identity. The list can store all of your accounts, credit card numbers, e-mail addresses, etc. and their corresponding passwords inside an app which requires, you guessed it, a password to open. This particular app boasts AES-256 encryption technology, and your…
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    MacNN

  • Briefly: Facebook's Paper, Skitch for iOS updated

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Facebook's Paper for iOS app has received its first major update since its release, adding notifications for birthdays and events. Paper allows users to view their Facebook News Feed as well as other content in a simplistic layout format. Users can tap on the globe icon to check notifications that now include important dates. Photo comments are also now featured, meaning that images can be inserted as part of a comment thread, with or without text. Other features within v1.1.0 are new story buttons, more article covers, accessibility features, and group updates. Paper is free to download…
  • Apple vs. Samsung, day eight: Pushing the judge's boundaries

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    The eighth full day of the Samsung-Apple patent trial went through another raft of witnesses as Samsung struggles to make its case inside its allotted limit of 25 hours -- a problem that hounded the company in the last trial as well. Lead attorney for Samsung John Quinn was forced to read transcripts of declarations to save time, hustle through witnesses and plead with Judge Lucy Koh for more time. An expert that the Galaxy S5 maker paid $1,000 an hour for refuted a colleagues' studies as "kind of biased."...
  • Nike fires entire wearables division, cuts planned FuelBand revision

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:42 pm
    In an unexpected move, Nike has opted to fire as many as 70 members of its Digital Sport division who were focused on hardware development and will not release a now-cancelled new version of the FuelBand fitness tracker that was expected this fall. The company will continue to support the existing FuelBand SE, but is otherwise planning to exit the wearables market just as it is gaining mainstream traction. The company plans to focus on software going forward -- possibly signalling a partnership with a hardware maker....
  • Apple now offering unclaimed WWDC tickets to developers

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Following the lapse of the deadline for Worldwide Developers Conference ticket lottery winners to pay for their entry, Apple has begun emailing other developers with a chance to purchase unclaimed tickets. The emails are likely also determined by lottery, though the company hasn't said. Reserved slots from the original lottery were held until April 14 at 5pm Pacific time, and it is thought that most of the lottery winners accepted the invitation to attend, which costs $1,600....
  • Apple adds 3D Flyovers of San Francisco East Bay, Berkeley to Maps app

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Apple has again expanded its Maps program for both iOS and OS X by adding 3D "Flyover" support for the east side of the San Francisco Bay Area, including the city of Berkeley and its University of California campus, which by happenstance is the birthplace of the original UNIX used as the foundation of both OS X and iOS. The 3d Flyover feature has generally been regarded as one of Maps' best features, alongside turn-by-turn driving navigation....
 
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    TidBITS

  • Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.201

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Fixes a crash that occurred on Macs made between 2006 and 2008. (Free, 14.9 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.
  • FunBITS: Boom for Mac Pumps up the Volume

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Global Delight’s Boom promises to turn your Mac’s speakers up to 11. Josh Centers takes a look at the utility, and finds an unexpected use for it. 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.
  • 24 Years of TidBITS and Stronger than Ever

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:46 pm
    It’s a little shocking to realize just how long we’ve been publishing TidBITS, but thanks to the revenue from several thousand TidBITS members, we’re publishing more and better content for you than ever before. Will you join us? 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…
  • External Link: How Siri Fares Against Google Now and Cortana

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Gizmodo ran a side-by-side test of Apple’s Siri, Google Now, and Microsoft’s new Cortana virtual assistants. The results were neck and neck, with each having its own quirks, but the short video is fun to watch. 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…
  • External Link: Josh Centers Talks Apple TV to the Northwest of Us User Group

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:09 pm
    TidBITS Managing Editor and “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers was invited to speak to The Northwest of Us Chicago-area user group. In this in-depth recorded session, Josh discussed some reasons why Apple users should consider the Apple TV, took audience questions, and speculated about the future of Apple TV. 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…
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    TUAW

  • A roundup of recent hardware reviews on TUAW

    Kelly Hodgkins
    20 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Last week, we reviewed a variety of hardware and accessories that'll complement your favorite iOS or OS X devices. Here's a quick roundup of recent hardware reviews that you may have missed: Booqpad: Combining iPad tech with good old...
  • A roundup of last week's popular and featured articles on TUAW

    Kelly Hodgkins
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Last week was a busy one with your favorite TUAW writers posting some excellent How-To guides, commentary and other useful articles. Here's a quick roundup of our recent feature worthy posts you may have missed: Apps We Actually Use: NotesTab Pro...
  • A roundup of last week's app reviews on TUAW

    Kelly Hodgkins
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Last week was a busy one for app news and announcements, giving your favorite TUAW writers a chance to post some great reviews of the apps that grace their home screens. Here's a quick roundup of our recent reviews -- and a few app roundups -- you...
  • How to port your Google Voice number to your iPhone

    TJ Luoma
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Earlier this week, I saw this post from @GrowlVoice: As of today, Google has officially shut off GrowlVoice's access to Google Voice as part of their integration of Google Voice into Hangouts. Google has also shut off 3rd-party access to Google...
  • Spoiler Shield is the first line of defense against spoilers

    John-Michael Bond
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Chances are good that if you've followed a big hit show -- say Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, or Scandal -- at some point the internet has ruined a big plot twist. You've got the episode DVR'd at home, waiting for you while you live your life. Then,...
 
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    MacRumors

  • First Generation Apple TVs Unable to Connect to iTunes

    Arnold Kim
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    Apple's first generation Apple TV have lost their ability to connect to iTunes and appears to be affecting users worldwide. A lengthy Apple Discussions page shows that the problem started on the 17th of April and has persisted for 1st generation Apple TV users. Forum poster georgevargas describes the issue:As of last night I had full access to the iTunes Store. Since this morning I was getting an Itunes Store Not Available message, and after unplugging the AppleTv the iTunes Store access completly disappeared except for movie trailers. Users have gone through the usual diagnostics, including…
  • Nike Fires Majority of FuelBand Team, Plans to Stop Making Wearables

    Husain Sumra
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Nike plans to cease making wearable hardware and it has fired the majority of the 80-person team responsible for the FuelBand fitness tracker. Instead, the company will focus its efforts on fitness software, according to an unnamed source that spoke to CNET. The shoemaker isn't throwing in the towel on technology. Rather, it's turning away from hardware and realigning its focus exclusively on fitness and athletic software, a strategic shift that would still benefit the company in the long run, analysts said. As the competition in the fitness wearable category has increased with entries from…
  • Apple Offering Some Developers Second Chance to Buy Unclaimed WWDC Tickets

    Jordan Golson
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Apple is offering some developers a chance to buy unclaimed WWDC tickets, according to a report from 9to5Mac and several Twitter users. Apple has emailed certain developers to offer them WWDC tickets, giving them 24 hours to pay the $1,599 ticket fee. This year, because of nearly immediate ticket sellouts in past years, Apple decided to offer WWDC tickets to registered, paid iOS and Mac developers through a lottery system. Developers who won the ticket lottery had until April 14 to complete their purchases. Now Apple is reportedly reaching out to developers who didn’t win the lottery…
  • Apple's Shazam Partnership Could Boost Advertising Efforts

    Juli Clover
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that Apple has plans to integrate song identification features into iOS 8 through a partnership with audio discovery platform Shazam, but as suggested by media professor Aram Sinnreich, Apple's ambitions may go beyond simple music recognition capabilities. Speaking with Computerworld, Sinnreich, a media professor at Rutgers University, points out that Apple could use Shazam's audio recognition abilities to gather information on the media that iPhone and iPad users are consuming, including music, television shows, movies, and more, for targeted…
  • Alleged iPad Air 2 Front Panel with Integrated Display Shown in New Photos

    Eric Slivka
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:05 am
    Following the leak of an alleged iPhone 6 front panel earlier this week, the iPad is now getting its turn with a pair of photos showing what is said to be a front panel for the next-generation iPad Air, shared by Dutch site One More Thing [Google Translate]. Notably, the part appears to include an integrated display in contrast to the separate panel and display parts used on the current model. A move to an integrated front panel/display would reduce overall thickness, potentially allowing Apple to further slim down the iPad Air or make room for other components such as a slightly larger…
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    Macworld

  • Incomparable

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    All of these things are not like the others. Not one of these things really does belong. To kick things off this week, we’ll look at two comparisons that are lost in time! Then another pundit doesn’t compare things at all—she just takes Apple in isolation. It’s easier to throw a fit that way. Finally, comparing XP to an easy-to-use tablet operating system? For real?Fails in comparison Writing for GottaBeMobile, Adam Mills knows just what to compare the just-released Galaxy S5 to. The iPhone 5s? No, no, no. Don’t be silly. He’s going to compare it to 2012’s iPhone 5. “Samsung…
  • The Week in iPad Cases: Big grip, small hands

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Big grip, small handsThere’s a big case in this week’s roundup that’s designed specifically for small hands, while others bring together materials, from plastics to natural woods, to keep your tablet safe from everyday accidents big and small.BigGripsThe Frame (all iPad models; $35) includes a case made from a soft, non-toxic rubber foam that keeps your tablet safe and makes it easy for the little ones to get ahold of it, as well as a compatible stand that safely holds up your iPad at multiple angles, in both landscape and portrait orientations.To read this article in full or to leave a…
  • Was Steve Jobs a jerk? Hiring case questions his character

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Tech workers suing over an alleged no-poaching agreement among Silicon Valley firms are fighting an attempt by defendants to ban evidence that might portray Steve Jobs as a bad guy. The case centers on alleged secret agreements struck among companies including Apple, Google and Adobe that they would not try to hire each others’ workers. The tech workers say that drove down their wages and restricted their mobility. In the pretrial period, plaintiffs referred to materials such as outside blog posts referencing Jobs and Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the former Apple chief.
  • Comic: IMAP incantations

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    Macworld and Rich Stevens of Diesel Sweeties present Multitouch Theater, a weekly cartoon about Macs, iOS, and everything in-between. This week: IMAP incantations. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls review: Expansion to popular adventure game checks all of the boxes on your wishlist

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    Diablo III () was a good-but-not-great dungeon crawler that managed to infuriate old fans and failed to satisfy critics clamoring for Blizzard to once again raise the bar. The game demonstrated the well-worn formula of dungeon crawling: you kill dozens of increasingly exotic enemies, find loot, sell it in town, and then repeat. Diablo III disappointed many because it didn’t push the genre in any new directions; it simply kept to its formula but did it very well.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
 
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    MacTech News

  • ooVoo 5.0 now available at the Mac App Store

    dsellers
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    ooVoo has released ooVoo 5.0 on the Mac App Store. The app is a integrated video and messaging tool. Version 5.0 sports a sleeker interface design that offers high-def, one-on-one calling; 12-way group video calls, voice calls, and screen sharing. This release also introduces an in-app purchase option for ooVoo Premium, which provides an ad-free version of the free app. ooVoo 5.0 is localized in 12 languages. The app is available in versions for Mac OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android. Go to http://www.oovoo.com/home.aspx for more info.
  • DEVONtechnologies updates all editions of DEVONthink

    dsellers
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:04 am
    DEVONtechnologies has released updates for all editions of its information and knowledge manager DEVONthink. Updates are also available for its notebook app DEVONnote and its smart Internet research assistant DEVONagent. The updates are free and recommended for all users. read more
  • Beamer 2.0 for Mac OS X released with redesigned interface and new features

    dsellers
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    Tupil has introduced Beamer 2.0, an update to their media streaming application for OS X. The app lets you stream any movie file from your Mac directly to an Apple TV using AirPlay. Beamer accepts all common formats, codecs and resolutions. Just open any movie file and press play. Version 2.0 brings a completely redesigned user interface and features such as playlists and better controls. read more
  • All MacTech Sites Restored after HostGator Outage

    neil
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    Yesterday, HostGator (one of MacTech's providers) experienced yet another long period outage that affected customers across their base. While HostGator stayed initially quiet on the outage, they continued to say throughout the outage that only a "small number" of customers ... given the number of complaints now posted, that was clearly not the case. Only MacTech's periphery sites were impacted, and those sites are now fully back up (if you continue to see a "Yeah, we know." page talking about the outage, please let us know. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Eyefi unveils Eyefi Cloud

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

  • The TouchArcade Show - 151 - Kepa Gets Banned From Everything

    Eli Hodapp
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    This week's episode is a little weird, as Jared had to leave super last minute before we started recording... So I grabbed Rocketcat Games' Kepa Auwae who apparently is fighting a vicious illness and was highly medicated. We don't really follow the typical show format with game and news discussion, and instead just chat about random stuff as it pertains to things that Kepa and his studio are working on, game design, and other stuff. We'll have a normal episode next week, I promise. Maybe I'll even know the correct episode number. Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback,…
  • TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Unpossible'

    Eli Hodapp
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:19 pm
    The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it…
  • Feeling Social? Head to a 'Hearthstone' Fireside Gathering Next Saturday, April 26th

    Eli Hodapp
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    This story just popped up on our radar, and it's pretty rad to see Blizzard trying to shift Hearthstone [Free (HD)] from a game you play in your basement wearing your pajamas to a game that you go somewhere to play with other people. (Optionally still wearing your pajamas, if Magic events are any indication.) Blizzard is calling them a "Fireside Gathering" and the first big one will be held next Saturday, April 26th. They've got a directory of venues up on their site, which is a little limited right now, but considering they only just announced this, I expect there will be many more in short…
  • 'Joe Dever's Lone Wolf' Review - A Unique Experience, But Not Without Problems

    Shaun Musgrave
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Even if you've never heard of the Lone Wolf series of gamebooks written by Joe Dever (with their sporadic publishing history I wouldn't blame you), Joe Dever's Lone Wolf [Free], a new adventure made specifically for mobile platforms, has got a lot of initial punch. While everything seems to start like any other gamebook you've played on iOS, as soon as you reach the first battle of the game, it's clear that this game has got some strong ideas about where to take gamebooks in the future. The 'Wow' factor of turning the page to an illustration that comes to life in full 3D can't be…
  • What 'Hearthstone' Class Do You Find Yourself Most Drawn To?

    Eli Hodapp
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:27 am
    Early this month, Blizzard's Hearthstone [Free (HD)] soft launched, but it wasn't until this past Wednesday afternoon that the iPad version hit worldwide. I'm not sure it surprised anyone that we loved it in our review, and it's safe to say that if you haven't at least tried the game (Which has been available on the PC and Mac for quite some time!) you really should give it a shot, regardless of what platform you're playing it on. I'm even starting to warm up to the game, as I slowly come to grips with my main criticism of it which seems to be that it's not Magic the Gathering. One of the…
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Google wins a game of “Escape from East Texas,” linking Rockstar to Apple

    Joe Mullin
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Ken Lund / flickr A federal judge issued an order today decreeing that Google's court battle against a "patent troll" owned by its competitors must be fought out in California, not in Texas. The ruling is a substantial victory for Google because venue matters in patent litigation. The search giant was facing the possibility of fighting a powerful trolling entity in the Eastern District of Texas, long considered a district friendly to patent holders. The patent owner in this case is the Rockstar Consortium, formed when Apple, Microsoft, Sony, Ericsson, and Blackberry teamed up to spend $4.5…
  • Yahoo’s strategy: Rebuild search, take share, win iOS from Google

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

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

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

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

  • Towards A Better App Store

    Federico Viticci
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    David Smith: For the last month I have been doing a series of episodes on Developing Perspective trying to unpack practical, actionable improvements that could be made to the App Store. I didn’t want to just whine about its shortcomings, I wanted to think of realistic ways to improve it. There are some great suggestions in David's article, and I agree with many of them. ∞ Read this on MacStories
  • Sloppy Swiping

    Federico Viticci
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am
    Josh Ginter on apps that implement sloppy swiping through loose gestures that can be activated anywhere on the screen: Stretching your thumbs to the topmost corner or having to swipe from off screen to go back is not natural in any way. Mobile phone users often find themselves in situations where the precision of pressing a specific button is both inefficient and aggravating. Swiping from off the screen can also be aggravating, especially when using the iPhone with your right hand when on the move. I actually find inaccuracies with swiping from off the screen to be more annoying than having…
  • Directional: Espresso Game Recap

    Federico Viticci
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:57 am
    This week Federico and Myke catch up on a bunch of follow up and listener mail, before discussing some upcoming games that have caught their interest over the last few weeks, like Tomodachi Life, Mario Kart 8, Below and Severed. A fun episode of Directional in which we catch up on some recent game announcements; don't miss the links in the show notes, and especially the Tomodachi Life video. Get the episode here. ∞ Read this on MacStories
  • The Prompt: The Problem And The Solution

    Federico Viticci
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:51 am
    This week, Stephen, Federico and Myke re-visit Carousel, Greg Christie’s departure from Apple and CarPlay. Then, Federico buys a shirt on the air and leads a discussion about boredom with apps, tinkering with setups and feature creep in apps and services. This week on The Prompt, we discuss a topic that I've been thinking about for a long time: can software become boring? Why do we always want “more” and “new” from apps? How can developers balance the tension between simplicity and feature additions? To be continued, for sure. Get the episode here. ∞ Read this…
  • Dropbox Acquires Loom

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

  • Brotens intros new Mac-only lighting CAD software ‘Illuminando’

    MacDailyNews
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am
    “An Italian software developer has introduced a brand new program called Illuminando, noted as the world’s most advanced lighting calculation program — built uniquely on OS X,” Anthony Frausto-Robledo reports for Architosh. “Brotens software has introduced Illuminando, a brand new OpenGL native Mac OS X based CAD software application for performing lighting calculations using 3D interactive tools,” Frausto-Robledo reports. “The company is claiming it is the most advanced lighting calculation application in the world.” “It’s not every day a…
  • Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, to stop making wearable hardware

    MacDailyNews
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:59 pm
    “Nike is gearing up to shutter its wearable-hardware efforts, and the sportswear company this week fired the majority of the team responsible for the development of its FuelBand fitness tracker, a person familiar with the matter told CNET,” Nick Statt reports for CNET. “”The company informed members of the 70-person hardware team — part of its larger, technology-focused Digital Sport division comprised of about 200 people — of the job cuts Thursday. About 30 employees reside at Nike’s Hong Kong offices, with the remainder of the team at Nike’s…
  • Samsung running out of time against Apple in court

    danielraynorris
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:29 am
    “With a little more than a week to go in the month-long patent trial between Apple and Samsung, time is running out quickly. Both sides get 25 hours each to call up, and cross-examine one another’s witnesses — and Samsung’s running low.” Josh Lowensohn reports for The Verge. “Samsung spent much of this week attempting to pick apart Apple’s argument it had copied features from iPhones, iPods, and iPads. That ultimately ended with Samsung’s chief attorney pleading (unsuccessfully) with the judge for more time to make its case,” Lowensohn reports.
  • How Apple dodged the Heartbleed bullet

    MacDailyNews
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:57 pm
    “In 2011, Apple told its developers that it would be deprecating OS X’s Common Data Security Architecture including OpenSSL, describing it as an outdated relic of the late 1990s,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider. “Nearly three years later, OpenSSL was hit by a severe flaw that affected a wide swath of vendors and their users, but not Apple.” “When it announced plans to deprecate OpenSSL in June 2011, Apple wasn’t aware of the Heartbleed flaw because it didn’t yet exist,” Dilger reports. “However, the company was aware of…
  • How many iPads did Apple sell last quarter?

    MacDailyNews
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    “Although the heyday of the iPad — when it basically owned the tablet computer market — may be over, the product line is still Apple’s second most important source of revenue, holding steady at roughly 20% of total sales,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune. “Nearly half of the 34 Apple analysts we’ve heard from so far — 21 Wall Street professionals and 13 amateurs — expect the company to report next week that unit sales in fiscal Q2 2014 declined year over year,” P.E.D. reports. “The consensus estimate, at 19.3 million,…
 
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  • Why it Doesn’t Pay to Jailbreak Your iPhone Any More

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

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

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

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

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

    Tom Hesser
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Do you ever feel like Siri is just not living up to its potential? Do you wish there was more that Siri could do? Well, you aren’t alone. Some students at the University of Pennsylvania felt the same way and decided to do something about it, and the result was Googolplex. The four students, Alex Sands, Ajay Patel, Ben Hsu and Gagan Gupta, entered their creation into a hackathon and won third place. So, how does this work? Keep reading and we’ll tell you. What does Googolplex do? In a nutshell, it allows you to use Siri to perform tasks that Apple has not programmed it for. For…
  • iPhone 6 mock-ups show up in Hong Kong

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

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

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

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

    David Temple
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Password Only provides a secure way to store all of the account information, passwords, and electronic IDs we use in our digital lives. The bonus is that it also provides a way to pass the information on to a trusted person if the need arises. The app is basically a sophisticated list of all the things to which you attach your identity. The list can store all of your accounts, credit card numbers, e-mail addresses, etc. and their corresponding passwords inside an app which requires, you guessed it, a password to open. This particular app boasts AES-256 encryption technology, and your…
  • Seen @ Macworld: ESET Cyber Security software

    Aaron Kraus
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    Seen @ Macworld is Appletell’s column highlighting great apps, accessories, and developers we met at the recent Macworld / iWorld Expo. It’s all the buzz, cool gadgets, and new gear you need to know about from the Expo! Security headaches used to be the exclusive concern of Windows users, but cybersecurity is now a growing concern to the Mac community. At the recent Macworld / iWorld Expo I sat down with the folks from ESET security, makers of the ESET Cyber Security and Cyber Security Pro software for a discussion of the threats that face Mac users, trends in the field, and how…
  • Seen @ Macworld: iBeacon developer Twocanoes

    Aaron Kraus
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
    Seen @ Macworld is Appletell’s column highlighting great apps, accessories, and developers we met at the recent Macworld / iWorld Expo. It’s all the buzz, cool gadgets, and new gear you need to know about from the Expo! I’ll start this off with a small prediction—in five years, iBeacon will be one of Apple’s most important iOS features. Haven’t heard of iBeacon yet? That’s because it wasn’t ever really given a big consumer-facing launch like the Touch ID, but Apple did give it some stage time at WWDC. There are two reasons for this soft intro: first, it’s really more of…
  • Pioneer bringing Apple CarPlay to the masses

    Kirk Hiner
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Let me guess…you just bought a new car, right before you discovered that Apple CarPlay is a thing. Or maybe you just don’t want one of the cars that will support CarPlay. No worries, because Pioneer has your back. Get a Pioneer in-dash car multimedia system, wait for the firmware update due this summer, and there you go: Apple CarPlay. Pioneer Corp. announced this week that they’ll have one of the first aftermarket in-dash car multimedia systems to provide Apple CarPlay… Continue reading Pioneer bringing Apple CarPlay to the masses Related posts: Apple CarPlay to provide safer,…
  • Review: Shiny Soap isn’t so clean

    Gary Coyne
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:27 pm
    As our computers get larger hard drives, their ability to hold more stuff increases. Some of this stuff is good (think of photos of your pets and loved ones) and some if it isn’t needed (like the legal information for your software written in Hungarian). How bad all this unnecessary stuff is might be up for debate, but it’s probably not necessary. And if it’s not necessary, you may as well get rid of it. Shiny Soap from Shinysoft has distilled their software down to the nitty-gritty to provide as simple an interface as one could have. However, sometimes too simple is too much lost.
 
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  • Noteology – Review

    Elisa Pacelli
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Noteology Company: RHP Multimedia Price: $4.99 Version: 1.0 Requires: iPad 2, 3, 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini Gen 1 and 2, iOS 6.0 or later One of the great things about going to Macworld is discovering new apps. With some, you think, why didn’t I think of that? Noteology is one of those apps. Noteology […]
  • Rdio Streaming Music Service – Review and Commentary

    John Nemerovski
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Rdio Streaming Music Service Price: $10/month (USA) for unlimited device single user plan Rdio is the best streaming music service you’ve never heard or seen. Album selections are plentiful, sound is very good, user interface experience is pleasant, and value for money is high. A free two-week trial is available to help potential customers experience […]
  • foxL DASH A Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Microphone – Review

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

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

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

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    new, enhanced dictation
  • Report: Applications

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    Adobe and alternatives
  • Report: Mac Pro

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    SSD + USB 3 PCIe card upgrade
  • Report: Security

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    more tips and information about Java; also, a malware app targeting jailbroken iOS devices, plus a phishing scam that is spreading via website ads from Google, Bing, etc.
  • Report: iPhone/iOS

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    IMAP/sync troubleshooting tips
 
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    Fortune Tech: Technology blogs, news and analysis from Fortune Magazine » Apple 2.0

  • How much revenue did iTunes generate for Apple last quarter?

    Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Estimates range from $4 billion to nearly $5 billion, but growth continues to slow. FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) No. 4 revenue stream -- after the iPhone, iPad and Mac -- is a line item the company calls iTunes, Software and Services. The category is something of a hodgepodge -- a grab bag where the company tosses, to quote from a footnote in its SEC filings, "revenue generated by sales on the iTunes Store, the App Store, the Mac App Store and the iBookstore, plus revenue from sales MORE
  • How many Macs did Apple sell last quarter?

    Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:26 am
    The estimates range from 3.7 million to 4.8 million. Average: 4 million, up 2.8% from 2013. FORTUNE -- Once Apple's (AAPL) biggest money maker, the Mac at 12% of total revenue is now No. 3 after the iPhone (52%) and iPad (20%). [No. 4 at 7.6% and climbing fast is the category Apple calls "iTunes, Software and Services."] The good news for the axis of Apple's digital hub strategy is that the year-over-year declines the Mac suffered for MORE
  • How many iPads did Apple sell last quarter?

    Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:57 am
    The analysts' estimates range from 15 million to nearly 22 million. Average: 19.3 million. FORTUNE --Although the heyday of the iPad -- when it basically owned the tablet computer market -- may be over, the product line is still Apple's (AAPL) second most important source of revenue, holding steady at roughly 20% of total sales. With growing competition and the rise of the phablet (mini-tablets that double as phones), nobody is expecting a repeat of MORE
  • How many iPhones did Apple sell last quarter?

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

    Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Remember those snarky TV spots mocking Apple customers waiting in line for an iPhone? FORTUNE -- Here's an interesting sequence of events, buried between the lines of a Samsung e-mail trail that Apple (AAPL) entered into evidence as part of its big patent infringement suit, now in its third week. -- Oct. 4, 2011: From Samsung's VP of U.S. sales Mike Pennington to Samsung America CEO Dale Sohn and chief marketing officer Todd Pendleton. "As you have shared MORE
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  • ooVoo 5.0 now available at the Mac App Store

    dsellers
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    ooVoo has released ooVoo 5.0 on the Mac App Store. The app is a integrated video and messaging tool. Version 5.0 sports a sleeker interface design that offers high-def, one-on-one calling; 12-way group video calls, voice calls, and screen sharing. This release also introduces an in-app purchase option for ooVoo Premium, which provides an ad-free version of the free app. ooVoo 5.0 is localized in 12 languages. The app is available in versions for Mac OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android. Go to http://www.oovoo.com/home.aspx for more info.
  • Kool Tools: Smoke 2015 for the Mac

    dsellers
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:51 am
    Autodesk's Smoke 2015, the latest version of its professional video editing software, adds new creative tools and performance enhancements. It will also be available soon as a desktop subscription so customers can use it on a pay-as-you-go basis. Smoke 2015 offers improved workflows with tools such as Final Cut Pro. It features 3D Tracker, a new Timeline FX workflow, added hardware support, and optimization for the new Mac Pro running Mac OS X Mavericks. Key features of the upgrade include: read more
  • DEVONtechnologies updates all editions of DEVONthink

    dsellers
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:04 am
    DEVONtechnologies has released updates for all editions of its information and knowledge manager DEVONthink. Updates are also available for its notebook app DEVONnote and its smart Internet research assistant DEVONagent. The updates are free and recommended for all users. read more
  • Beamer 2.0 for Mac OS X released with redesigned interface and new features

    dsellers
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    Tupil has introduced Beamer 2.0, an update to their media streaming application for OS X. The app lets you stream any movie file from your Mac directly to an Apple TV using AirPlay. Beamer accepts all common formats, codecs and resolutions. Just open any movie file and press play. Version 2.0 brings a completely redesigned user interface and features such as playlists and better controls. read more
  • All MacTech Sites Restored after HostGator Outage

    neil
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    Yesterday, HostGator (one of MacTech's providers) experienced yet another long period outage that affected customers across their base. While HostGator stayed initially quiet on the outage, they continued to say throughout the outage that only a "small number" of customers ... given the number of complaints now posted, that was clearly not the case. Only MacTech's periphery sites were impacted, and those sites are now fully back up (if you continue to see a "Yeah, we know." page talking about the outage, please let us know. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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  • Layout in Flipboard for Web and Windows

    John Gruber
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:18 am
    Charles Ying, describing how Duplo, Flipboard’s new JavaScript-based layout engine, works: Duplo starts in a similar way as Pages: A designer creates a set of layouts. From this set, Pages selects the layout that best fits the desired content. However, while Pages looks at about 20 candidate layouts, Duplo looks at anywhere between 2000 to 6000 candidates, searching for the best layout to fit the content.  ★ 
  • The Invention of the AeroPress

    John Gruber
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    Zachary Crockett, writing for Priceonomics, on Alan Adler, inventor of (among other things) the Aerobie flying disc and the AeroPress coffee maker: Adler says the mainstream toy industry has a tendency to push out new products every three years. “Parker Brothers, for instance, has a quota of ten new toys every year at the NY Toy Fair,” he tells us. Aerobie finds this practice counter-intuitive, and goes against the grain: “A lot of companies feel the need to release new products; they’ll release products that never really deserved to be sold! They’re just not that good. We don’t…
  • CNet: Nike Fires FuelBand Engineering Team; Set to Exit Wearable Hardware Market

    John Gruber
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Nick Statt, reporting for CNet: Nike is gearing up to shutter its wearable-hardware efforts, and the sportswear company this week fired the majority of the team responsible for the development of its FuelBand fitness tracker, a person familiar with the matter told CNET. […] There’s increasing competition in the market for wrist-worn fitness trackers, and Nike’s digital app ecosystem, Nike+, has grown less reliant on wearables as smartphone sensors have improved. In other words, it makes less and less sense for Nike to stay in the hardware race when its physical wearables are…
  • JetPens

    John Gruber
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    My thanks to JetPens, one of my favorite companies in the world, for sponsoring this week’s DF RSS feed. JetPens offers an incredible selection of the best pens, pencils, and office toys from around the world. A few of their latest items: An auto lead rotation mechanical pencil that always stays sharp A gel ink pen with heat-sensitive ink that erases by friction A pencil case that transforms into a pen holder My personal favorite for years now is the Zebra Sarasa 0.4mm retractable clip pen (in black, of course). Place an order $25 or more through this link and JetPens will include a…
  • Typekit Practice

    John Gruber
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    Tim Brown, Typekit: Fonts are great, but using them well can be hard. Volumes have been written about typography, yet every good designer will say there are no rules; there is no magic formula for success. Typography simply takes practice. Typography is a practice. So today, we’re launching a new website: Typekit Practice, a place where novices and experts alike can hone their typographic skills. We hope it will help students learn, help teachers teach, and help professionals stay sharp.  ★ 
 
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  • Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff: Top 10 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

    Allyson Kazmucha
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff strategy guide: Help Peter and all your favorite characters rebuild Quahog faster and better than ever! In Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, you're tasked with rebuilding Quahog after Peter and his chicken nemesis, Ernie, have destroyed it. In order to do so you'll have to help Peter clear the town of debris and find all the other characters. While coins are somewhat easy to come by, clams are not — unless of course you want to shell out some serious cash. That doesn't mean you have to though. If you've got a bit of patience and plan strategically, you and…
  • Original Apple TV currently unable to connect to iTunes

    Rene Ritchie
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Have an original Apple TV that's suddenly unable to connect to the iTunes Store? You're not alone. It looks like many, many people in many, many parts of the world are suffering from exactly the same outage. There's no word yet on what caused it, though there is speculation that it might be related to a recent security update on Apple's servers, perhaps to deal with the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability. There also doesn't seem to be anything that fixes it at the moment either, which is especially frustrating for people. Apple stopped selling the original, OS X-tiger based Apple TV in 2010…
  • What's on Richard's Mac dock right now!

    Richard Devine
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    The most frequently accessed apps on my Mac, and why they're there as of April, 2014 Unlike my iPhone and iPad which are used a lot for leisure purposes besides work, my Mac is predominantly work focused. It's where I spend most of my working days and so many of the apps that reside on my dock are those which I use the most. I'm not one for overloading my Mac dock, so the apps that are on there are genuinely the ones I need the most throughout the day. So, following on from other members of the iMore team, here's what's on my Mac dock and why. Firstly we'll cover off some of the stock OS X…
  • How to share a Pages, Keynote, or Numbers file with iCloud

    Allyson Kazmucha
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:14 pm
    If you're using Pages, Keynote, or Numbers on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac you can easily share anything you create via Apple's online service, iCloud. The best part about sharing iWork documents via iCloud is that the person you share with doesn't need an iOS device or Mac to open or even collaborate on the documents with you. All they need is a web browser. How to share your Pages, Keynote, and Numbers files from iPhone and iPad Open the file in Pages, Numbers, or Keynote on your iPhone or iPad that you'd like to share. Tap on the Share button in the upper right hand corner. Choose Share Link…
  • What would the Mac look like with Helvetica Neue as the new OS X system font?

    Rene Ritchie
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    OS X 10.10, code-named Syrah, us currently sprinting its way towards developer beta for WWDC 2014, which kicks off June 2. Syrah is rumored to be getting a Jony Ive-led interface refresh this year, like iOS 7 got last year. That makes a lot of sense, since part of the opportunity cost of iOS 7 getting all that attention was that there wasn't much left for OS X Mavericks. It shipped with a few rough edges, like stitched leather, shaved off but others, like green felt, remaining. 2014 should see a reversal of those fortunes, with iOS 8 getting refined but Syrah getting a more significant visual…
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  • Using Time Machine on unsupported volumes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Unknown Lamer
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:02 pm
    theodp (442580) writes "GeekWire reports that a Microsoft researcher's 1991 video could torpedo Apple's key 'slide to unlock' patent, one of 5 patents that the iPhone maker cited in its demand for $40 per Samsung phone. Confronted with what appears to be damning video evidence of prior art that pre-dates its 'invention' by more than a decade, Apple has reportedly argued that the sliding on/off switch demoed by Catherine Plaisant is materially different than the slide to unlock switch that its 7 inventors came up with. Apple's patent has already been deemed invalid in Europe because of similar…
 
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  • ooVoo 5.0 now available at the Mac App Store

    dsellers
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    ooVoo has released ooVoo 5.0 on the Mac App Store. The app is a integrated video and messaging tool. Version 5.0 sports a sleeker interface design that offers high-def, one-on-one calling; 12-way group video calls, voice calls, and screen sharing. This release also introduces an in-app purchase option for ooVoo Premium, which provides an ad-free version of the free app. ooVoo 5.0 is localized in 12 languages. The app is available in versions for Mac OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android. Go to http://www.oovoo.com/home.aspx for more info.
  • Kool Tools: Smoke 2015 for the Mac

    dsellers
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:51 am
    Autodesk's Smoke 2015, the latest version of its professional video editing software, adds new creative tools and performance enhancements. It will also be available soon as a desktop subscription so customers can use it on a pay-as-you-go basis. Smoke 2015 offers improved workflows with tools such as Final Cut Pro. It features 3D Tracker, a new Timeline FX workflow, added hardware support, and optimization for the new Mac Pro running Mac OS X Mavericks. Key features of the upgrade include: read more
  • DEVONtechnologies updates all editions of DEVONthink

    dsellers
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:04 am
    DEVONtechnologies has released updates for all editions of its information and knowledge manager DEVONthink. Updates are also available for its notebook app DEVONnote and its smart Internet research assistant DEVONagent. The updates are free and recommended for all users. read more
  • Beamer 2.0 for Mac OS X released with redesigned interface and new features

    dsellers
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    Tupil has introduced Beamer 2.0, an update to their media streaming application for OS X. The app lets you stream any movie file from your Mac directly to an Apple TV using AirPlay. Beamer accepts all common formats, codecs and resolutions. Just open any movie file and press play. Version 2.0 brings a completely redesigned user interface and features such as playlists and better controls. read more
  • All MacTech Sites Restored after HostGator Outage

    neil
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    Yesterday, HostGator (one of MacTech's providers) experienced yet another long period outage that affected customers across their base. While HostGator stayed initially quiet on the outage, they continued to say throughout the outage that only a "small number" of customers ... given the number of complaints now posted, that was clearly not the case. Only MacTech's periphery sites were impacted, and those sites are now fully back up (if you continue to see a "Yeah, we know." page talking about the outage, please let us know. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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  • Employees File Request to Include Steve Jobs Evidence in Anti-Poaching Lawsuit

    Kelly Hodgkins
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    Apple, Google and two other large technology companies should not be allowed to block evidence in an upcoming trial involving their participation in "no solicitation" agreements that date back to 2005. This request to expand the evidence presented in the trial was filed on behalf of tech workers who initiated the class action lawsuit in 2011, reports Reuters. In this latest filing, the tech workers argue that all evidence pertaining to the companies involved, including the "bullying" personality of Steve Jobs, the personal wealth of Google co-founder Sergey Brin and other information gleaned…
  • Former Apple CEO John Sculley: Forcing Steve Jobs Out Was a 'Mistake'

    Richard Padilla
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:52 am
    Former Apple CEO John Sculley states that he now regrets his decision to remove Steve Jobs from the company in 1985 and that the move to force the co-founder out was a "mistake," according to a new report from the Times of India. Steve Jobs (left) and John Sculley (right) in 1984 Sculley, who recently launched Obi, a low-cost smartphone brand for India, added that differences between he and Jobs began over the founder's desire to subsidize the Macintosh. Sculley said that he ultimately opposed the idea, feeling that there was no "merit" in lowering the cost of the computer. However, he still…
  • Image Editing App Pixelmator Half Off Ahead of 3.2 Update

    Juli Clover
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    Popular Photoshop alternative Pixelmator today announced that it is planning to introduce a new Repair Tool in an upcoming 3.2 "Sandstone" update, allowing users to remove dust, blemishes, and entire objects from images with "an unsurpassed level of precision and quality." To promote the future update, which will be available for free to existing Pixelmator users, the app is on sale for half off for the next week, dropping the price from $29.99 to $14.99. Pixelmator regularly updates its image editing software, with the future 3.2 update following its January 3.1 update, which added…
  • Apple Seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Build 13D43 to Developers

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

    Jordan Golson
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    The Social Network director David Fincher will not direct Sony's Steve Jobs biopic, both written by Aaron Sorkin, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Back in February, a report came out saying Fincher was in negotiations to direct the film. The report says Fincher was asking for $10 million in fees in addition to control over marketing the movie, with Sony saying his asking price was too high. It is possible that negotiations will proceed between the director and Sony. A source with ties to the studio says Fincher potentially could re-enter negotiations but that the fee he is seeking is…
 
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  • 3 Free iOS Apps To Unleash the Music In You

    Vern Seward
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Like making music? Vernon Seward points out 3 iOS app design to help you do just that in this week's Free on iTunes. Novations Launchkey, Gitar!, and Sing!
  • Yet Another 25 Tips for Mastering iPhone Photography

    Sandro Cuccia
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Sandro Cuccia continues his series on iPhone Photography mastery with yet another twenty-five awesome tips that are guaranteed to help you improve your own iPhone photography and go beyond simple silly selfies.
  • Look Out Apple Haters, Android’s Monopoly on Large Screens Will End

    Bryan Chaffin
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:25 pm
    For many Apple haters and even more reasonable Android fans, the rallying cry for the last couple of years has been that Android is the better platform because you can get a larger display. What will those partisans rely on for proof of Apple's lack of innovation when the company addresses this segment of the market later this year?
  • Why Apple Didn’t Try to Copy Google Glass

    John Martellaro
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Google Glass had a nifty sci-fi feel to it when the product first came out. Along the way, however, Google failed to both think about why the product exists and fully appreciate the social aspects of the device. Calls for Apple to quickly follow Google's lead now look silly.
  • Menu Bars Of The Stars

    Kelly Guimont
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    I admit, I really enjoy seeing what people have in their menu bars. Particularly speakers at conferences, or people I know who are super productive, because they tend to be a little fussier about what gets to take up some of that precious space. Recently both Brett Terpstra and Peter Cohen have posted the contents of their menu bars. Brett doesnât go into as much detail, but he does make sure to link in case you want to learn more. I loved reading both of these, itâs like seeing someoneâs iPhone home screen and learning about a super useful app that might help smooth out a…
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  • Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 2 in San Francisco

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ricky Buchanan
    30 Mar 2014 | 6:57 pm
    There are a lot of searches that find this blog using the phrases “speech to text” and “text to speech” or equivalents using words like “voice”, “speaking”, “typing”, and so on. It seems from the logs, that a lot of people aren’t sure what the difference is between “speech to text” and “text to speech” so I thought I’d clarify. “Text to speech” is where the computer speaks. The computer can speak anything and it’s still text to speech – it could speak what you’re…
  • iOS 7.1 Accessibility Update Roundup

    Ricky Buchanan
    23 Mar 2014 | 7:59 pm
    iOS 7.1 contains many changes that will be helpful to vision impaired users, as well as some relevant to VoiceOver users, switch users, and Siri users. The update was released about ten days ago now, and several helpful people have written about the accessibility changes in this release. VoiceOver and Low Vision Macworld has a great article by long-time accessibility writer Josh de Lioncourt about accessibility updates in iOS 7.1 with specific focus on changes relevant to blind and vision impaired users: Although primarily intended for low-vision users, iOS 7.1 improves features for blind…
 
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  • 13 Steve Jobs Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

    admin
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
    Pune, India – Max Secure Software is pleased to announce the release of Max Mobile Security for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Max Mobile Security is a complete security suite for all iOS devices. The app currently has Contact Backup, Anti-theft and Safe Browser. Contact Backup allows the user to keep the contacts safe and move them between different devices. The Safe Browser is a completely functional browser that blocks malicious and phishing websites. Users can also add websites in the blacklist. Also one of the newest features in the suite is the anti-theft. This feature protects…
  • Quincy for iOS Released

    admin
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    Rochester, New York – RoGame Software today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Quincy for iOS, a most unique music composition tool. Quincy is a tool for the creation of image-based, interactive, live music. Compositions can be looped and react to touch during play. They can also be shared via AirDrop, messaging and email. Quincy’s core engine is a full implementation of Conway’s Game of Life, capable of generating all possible Life variants including HighLife and Seeds. It comes with a Life editor, a large library of patterns, color mixer,…
  • Addictive Endless Puzzle Game Onkula Launched By Intemi Games

    admin
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Cupertino, California – The new application Onkula from Intemi Games is a matching puzzle game based on a hexagonal grid. Players must rotate the grid to obtain matching colors of hexagons and gain balance points. Every rotation causes the grid to recreate new opportunities and players can select a variety of modes with special shapes to be created. Onkula is a game for every age and everyone can play without getting bored, whilst dynamic features distinguish the gameplay from similar mobile puzzle games. The grid is divided two by an invisible line that creates left and right sides…
  • Bookmix Launches Easy Way for Writers to Create, Collaborate and Connect

    admin
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am
    Cupertino, California – Writers in search of a creative new way to create, collaborate and connect, can now download the brilliant new no-cost app Bookmix. Designed for both emerging and established writers alike, Bookmix empowers users to write anywhere from a few lines – to a few hundred pages – and share their unique creation with readers around the globe. Plus, users who are in the mood to collaborate can invite others to participate in writing their book, which can lead to a whole new world of fresh ideas and interesting developments. Other Bookmix special features…
  • Lift the Cows in the Sky with Lift me Up! on iOS

    admin
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    Saint Petersburg, Russia – Appkey, a leading mobile application and game developer, today has announced the launch of Lift Me up! for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. A cute new family friendly iOS game, Lift Me up! is a brand new game play that challenges players to help two cows meet each other in the air, lifting up and trying to reach the balance between the clouds using balloons. Lift Me up! features 3 exciting unlockable episodes as well as many uniquely challenging levels. The goal of the app is simple. Keep the balance enough to carry both cows on the same level and the…
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  • Ever Shaved Your Beard with your iPhone - With Funny Beards Now You Can

    20 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    nnovative Apps Corp is pleased to announce that their latest entertainment app, Funny Beards, is now available on the App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Featuring never seen before beard styles, the biggest beards' collection on the planet, and its whole new 3Dportrait(TM) album integration option. With Funny Beards, users can try on any of the most realistic beards styles and colors with just one tap. Users can spread the fun by sharing photos through email, MMS & social networks.
  • Billaboop releases vidibox for iPad, a real time video mashup app

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am
    Mobile audiovisual app creator Billaboop released today vidibox, a new and different video remixing app for the iPad that brings new avenues of creative expression to musicians, DJs, VJs, video and installation artists. Users simply drag and drop media to the play area to import it, and tap the drum pad to play it back. vidibox's automatic visual composition engine displays multiple videos at once, and users can choose from several different composition layouts.
  • Magzter Partners With Western Outdoor Interactive for Inflight Reading

    20 Apr 2014 | 12:44 am
    Magzter, the worlds fastest growing digital newsstand and store, announced a partnership with Western Outdoor Interactive, the leaders within the inflight entertainment sector to provide access to thousands of magazines from across the world. The relationship reinforces Magzter's position as the premier reading content provider to IFEs and is the first of its kind initiative in the industry. The tie-up will cater to regional titles from all over the world.
  • Peepme Launches Mobile Application to Expand The Reach of Social Network

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Entrepreneur Zeki Sever has released Peepme 1.2, a new phone application that unleashes the power of social networking to connect people from around the world. Peepme is a social network that allows users to share their lifestyle with other people. By registering for Peepme, users will have the opportunity to publish photographs of products and services they purchased and let everyone in their Facebook timeline know how much they spent.
  • IronCode releases Pahelika: Revelations - A Fantasy Adventure for iOS

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:09 pm
    IronCode Gaming has released Pahelika: Revelations HD 1.03 for iOS, a fantasy adventure game that lets you indulge your inner adventurer and quest in the magical lands of Dhara. Playing as Sudesh Budkoti, adventurer extraordinaire, embark on a quest that will culminate with a magical battle that will decide the fate of the world. Inscribe magic scrolls and cast spells, brew alchemical potions, answer philosophical riddles, explore exotic locations, repair ancient machinery and so much more.
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  • Civil War: 1862 Launched

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April 18, 2014 6:00 AMHunted Cow and Hexwar have announced that Civil War: 1862, the prequel to the strategy wargame Civil War: 1863, is now available. The OS X version of the iOS title includes all previously available DLC as well as iCloud saves. Civil War: 1862 features an 8 mission tutorial and 53 detailed missions across 7 campaigns. All missions can be played as both the Union and Confederates with the exception of the tutorial.Civil War: 1862 incorporates the detailed strategic gameplay of the original (Civil War: 1863) while adding major new features and improvements such as flank…
  • Defend The Realm In Towers Of Altrac

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April 18, 2014 6:00 AMTowers of Altrac from Cybertron Design Studios is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The tower defense title features 3 campaigns, a choice of 3 nations, hundreds of enemies to defeat, and the option for 2-4 player co-op play.Towers of Altrac brings new features of tower defense gameplay that will appeal to players of all skill levels. The lands of Altrac are invaded by the Morkul’al and it’s up to you to defense against the enemies. The lands are divided into three folks: The Dreoks, an engineering nation of humans. The Eldran, a forrest…
  • Lo Wang Returns In Shadow Warrior Classic Redux

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April 18, 2014 6:00 AMShadow Warrior Classic Redux from Devolver Digital is available now for purchase and download from Mac Game Store. The enhanced version of the classic shooter features remastered visuals and a remixed main theme. In addition to the Redux version the package also includes the Wanton Destruction and Twin Dragon expansion packs, as well as the original Shadow Warrior.The definitive version of the cult classic shooter, Shadow Warrior Classic Redux features remastered visuals and two massive expansion packs. Corporations rule every facet of life in a near-future Japan and…
  • SteamTRAIN 4.4 Released

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April 18, 2014 6:00 AMNostalgic Software has announced the release of SteamTRAIN 4.4. The latest incarnation of the 1800's era steam train simulation adds night lighting on the track-map, improves locomotive smoke, and smooths details with anti-aliasing.More about SteamTRAIN:Your train will travel between stations, up and down grades, negotiate curves, switch tracks, and couple/uncouple cars. Simple keyboard/mouse controls include the throttle, boiler pressure, traction sand, air brakes, manual couplers, and track switches. A mixed-weather option includes clear skies, rain, or snow plus…
  • Learn The Art Of Killing In Hitman: Absolution

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April 18, 2014 6:00 AMFeral Interactive recently released a new video showcasing elements from the upcoming Mac version of Hitman: Absolution - Elite Edition, a stealh action title which challenges players to perform assassinations in creative ways. Developed by Io-Interactive and published by Square Enix for PC and consoles, Hitman: Absolution - Elite Edition brings Hitman’s charismatic Agent 47 to the Mac platform for the first time. In Hitman: Absolution - Elite Edition there are hundreds of ways to make a kill, from poisoning a pizza, to shooting down a perilously-placed disco ball, to…
 
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  • Apple TV first-generation users cut off from iTunes content

    Adam Banks
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Users across the world are reporting a loss of access to the iTunes Store on their first-generation Apple TV units. While a few have said a restart fixed the problem, most of those discussing the problem on Apple’s support forums have found no solution. Many are speculating that Apple has deliberately disabled iTunes connectivity for the obsolete model, although the absence of any note on the device’s support landing page suggests the cutoff is accidental. The first-generation Apple TV was the only model with a built-in hard disk to store content. Users report that even playback…
  • Facebook’s version of Find My Friends launches as Nearby Friends

    Kenny Hemphill
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    Facebook has announced a new feature which will allow users who opt in to find Friends in nearby locations, in a similar manner to Apple’s Find My Friends. In a press release, Facebook explained: If you turn on Nearby Friends, you’ll occasionally be notified when friends are nearby, so you can get in touch with them and meet up. For example, when you’re headed to the movies, Nearby Friends will let you know if friends are nearby so you can see the movie together or meet up afterward. Nearby Friends offers granular control over who can see when you’re close by. You can set it…
  • Wireless industry commits to iOS-style anti-theft measures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dr. Macenstein
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:32 am
    Mmmm… 1000 watts… This Bluetooth boom box from Pyle Audio looks almost exactly like one I had in 1992 that I bought because I was young and thought it looked like a bazooka. Still the thing was crazy loud, and this looks similarly promising. The Street Blaster is a full range stereo speaker system offering […]
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    MacUpdate: Recent Mac OS X

  • Outlinely 1.0.4 - An outliner in the form of a text editor. (Commercial)

    20 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Outlinely is an outliner in the form of a text editor. It's a tool that helps you organize your plans, take notes, write a blog post, or keep a journal with ease and delight. Features: Create lists inside lists. Easy to organize the outline. Expand to reveal detail, collapse to hide detail. Add notes and links. Change font, make bold and italic text. Mark item as completed. Focus Mode: Focus on the specific details. Works like an text editor. Many color themes. Read and write OPML files (Outline Processor Markup Language). Export your outline to: OPML, PDF, Microsoft Word Document, RTF, HTML,…
  • iTubeDownloader 5.0.4 - Easily download any YouTube video. (Free)

    20 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    iTubeDownloader is a powerful-yet-simple YouTube downloader for the masses. Because it contains a proprietary browser, you can browse YouTube like you normally would. When you see something you want to download, just click the "Download" button - it just works. Features: Download virtually any YouTube Video including: Vevo videos, movie trailers, TV shows, and much more! Simple and clutter free UI International - Available in the following languages: English, Spanish, German, Japanese, Italian, and Chinese (Simplified). If your language is missing, contact us and we will include it as soon as…
  • Cookie Stumbler (5 Macs) 2.0.9 - Scan for ad and tracking cookies. (Shareware)

    20 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    We are also selling the Single User license of Cookie Stumbler for $9.95, that's 47% off! Cookie Stumbler eliminates Ad & Tracking cookies and allows you conveniently to maintain only the cookies on your computer which you really want to keep. This eliminates threats to your privacy and helps your web browsers to run faster. It will recognize known Ad/Tracking cookies via definitions which are updated frequently similar to anti-virus software and so far unidentified Ad/tracking cookies via an intelligent heuristics engine, which is built-in. Cookie Stumbler isn't dependent on advertising…
  • Taskmaster 3.17.1 - Task timer aimed at Leapforce search engine evaluators. (Shareware)

    20 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    Taskmaster is a full-featured task timer specifically for Leapforce search engine evaluators. It features a fully-configurable countdown timer that automatically calculates your productivity. You can easily track how long you've worked, what tasks you've done, and how much you've made. Start and stop times are recorded automatically, making invoicing a breeze. Now you can even upload your session times to Toggl for backup and to use their extensive reporting tools.Version 3.17.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated. OS X 10.7 or later Download Now
  • EG Chess 1.0.20 - 3D chess game. (Commercial)

    20 Apr 2014 | 10:44 am
    EG Chess is a complete 3D chess experience in HD. Rotate to adjust the board to any viewing angle. Watch as your Queen moves in real time to its destination and obliterates the opposing piece. Play online or locally against your friends, family and other chess enthusiasts. Features include: 3D board and pieces with the ability to rotate to any view Play against a computer opponent 2 player local mode Play online versus your friends Official FIDE (Elo) rating system 4 different 3D environments 2D piece set option for 2D mode 3D lock view button Undo Online leaderboard Multiplayer chat Online…
 
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  • Beautiful iPhone 6 Concepts With Stunning Edge To Edge Display

    Christopher Meinck
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    Using the schematics that showed up in a Japanese magazine and cases that are purportedly specific to the design, designer Martin Hajek (via nowhereelse.fr) has imagined the iPhone 6 with these absolutely stunning conceptual renders. The concepts show what an iPhone 6 could look like should Apple use an edge-to-edge display. It’s some serious eye candy that has us salivating in anticipation of September. Apple is reportedly considering two new iPhones, both of which would feature larger displays. The smaller of the two would come in at 4.7-inches and these renders are based on that…
  • Apple TV: 5 Things That Would Make It Awesome

    Christopher Meinck
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Looking at Apple’s product lines, the Apple TV stands out as one that has seen little in the way of major features. The user interface has remained the same and the UI design was far from stellar when it was first introduced. From a hardware design perspective, there’s not much you can do with a black box. For the most part, it serves its purpose, which is to get lost in a home entertainment center or mounted behind a television. We’ve seen a continuing stream of new channels and small feature upgrades like being able to hide channels. Having spent extensive time using a…
  • Hitman Go Brings Popular Franchise to iOS

    Christopher Meinck
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Square Enix Montréal have released an iOS version of their popular gaming franchise. Available today in the App Store, Hitman Go is a turn-based strategy game where you have to navigate to avoid enemies, take out targets and infiltrate well-guarded locations. You take on the role of Agent 47, a hired assassin who relies on causing distractions, using disguises and creating distractions. Of course, what good would any assassin be without being a skilled sniper. With each level, you have to decide whether your strategy will be to take it silently or with force. This may depend upon the…
  • Twitterrific Update Offers Edit Tweet Option

    Christopher Meinck
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:58 am
    The folks at IconFactory have updated Twitterrific to version 5.7.2, bring with it a new ‘edit tweet‘ option. For those thinking, this isn’t possible, you would be right in some respects. Twitter doesn’t currently offer the option to let users edit existing tweets. If you make a spelling or grammatical error, you can either live with your 140 character faux pas or delete your tweet and re-send. How Twitterrific is handling editing of tweets is subtle, but worth noting. The edit button brings up the existing tweet, allowing the user to make changes. Submitting the…
  • Apple Reportedly Considering Shazam Song Identification In iOS 8

    Christopher Meinck
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:23 pm
    For years, iPhone users have relied on Shazam to identify and match songs. According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple is working with Shazam to integrate song identification in iOS 8, making it easier for customers to identify and buy music. Although the app has been around for years, integration with iOS 8 would not require a customer download a separate app from the App Store. Song matching would be part of the core functionality, possilbly allowing for integration with Siri. Users could envoke Siri, ask what song is playing and allow Shazam technology to work behind the scenes to…
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  • Running Maintenance Scripts on Mac OS X using Terminal

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

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

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

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

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

  • Quick Print

    MacZOT
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Quick Print A handy utility that allows you to print in an incredibly quick way. Normally: $9.99 ZOT Price: $6.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Quick Print prints the Finder's selected items without opening the native application and prints the Clipboard. Currently it supports:   Images   Fonts   Text files   Web browser files   PDFs   Content of folders System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later and Intel Mac – Full Mavericks compatibility.
  • Mail Stationery

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

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

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

    MacZOT
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Output Factory Server Automate Adobe InDesign's output workflow with hot folders Normally: $699.95 ZOT Price: $349.95 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Automate InDesign's output with hot folders Output Factory Server is a powerful output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign, which automates printing and exporting by processing files from watched hot folders. Output Factory Server offloads output from InDesign to a central system leaving operator stations free from the output process.   KEY FEATURES Watched hot folders Print and export InDesign documents…
 
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  • Choosing the best cloud based music app on iOS for your CD music library

    Geoffrey Goetz
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Believe it or not, an awful lot of people still buy CDs. When digital music purchases surpassed physical music sales in 2011, one would have thought that the world had forever changed and no-one was buying CDs anymore. Then it was all about on-demand music services like Spotify, Rdio, Beats Music and Google Play’s All Access. When it was reported that digital music sales dropped in 2013, many thought this was the beginning of the end of digital music sales. Looking at the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s annual Digital Music Report for 2013, physical…
  • Nike has reportedly fired most of its FuelBand team and is getting out of the hardware business

    Mathew Ingram
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Nike has let go most of the members of its FuelBand wearables unit and will stop developing new versions of the device, according to a report by CNET. The tech news site quoted an unnamed person “familiar with the matter” as saying that the firm has laid off 70 to 80 percent of its 70-person hardware division and will not produce a new version of the FuelBand, but will continue to sell the existing version. Some industry observers believe Nike has decided to align itself with Apple, which is expected to launch an iWatch or other wearable device that might run Nike’s Fuel…
  • Citymapper raises $10M to help you navigate on buses and trains

    Kevin Fitchard
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    Citymapper, a mapping app that specializes in navigating the complexities of public transportation in big cities, has raised a $10 million Series A round led by Balderton Capital with participation from Connect Ventures, Index Ventures and Greylock Partners. The startup launched as Busmapper in its hometown of London back in 2011, but it’s been layering on other transportation options, from subway lines and trams to ferries and even taxis. Citymapper says it wants to be the daily destination app for any city commuter without a car, and it’s featured two prominent buttons in its…
  • Apple reportedly looks to integrate Shazam into Siri

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

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

  • Create Your Own Website With Your Photo Stream Images In iPhoto

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Hey, People take a lot of images, if it is with your iPhone or digital camera, or other image capture device. These images should be shared, and there is no better way to do that than within iCloud and iPhoto. You can take an image directly and then share it with the world using the iCloud service. You even get your own URL which you can share with friends and family. The result of this is that every time your share and image to the photo stream it is visible to anyone who knows the URL. Sharing Your Images Within iPhoto To share your images, open up iPhoto and select the image you want to…
  • Speeds Up Your Mac’s Desktop

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

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

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

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

  • A roundup of recent hardware reviews on TUAW

    Kelly Hodgkins
    20 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Last week, we reviewed a variety of hardware and accessories that'll complement your favorite iOS or OS X devices. Here's a quick roundup of recent hardware reviews that you may have missed: Booqpad: Combining iPad tech with good old...
  • A roundup of last week's popular and featured articles on TUAW

    Kelly Hodgkins
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Last week was a busy one with your favorite TUAW writers posting some excellent How-To guides, commentary and other useful articles. Here's a quick roundup of our recent feature worthy posts you may have missed: Apps We Actually Use: NotesTab Pro...
  • First Generation Apple TVs Unable to Connect to iTunes

    Arnold Kim
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    Apple's first generation Apple TV have lost their ability to connect to iTunes and appears to be affecting users worldwide. A lengthy Apple Discussions page shows that the problem started on the 17th of April and has persisted for 1st generation Apple TV users. Forum poster georgevargas describes the issue:As of last night I had full access to the iTunes Store. Since this morning I was getting an Itunes Store Not Available message, and after unplugging the AppleTv the iTunes Store access completly disappeared except for movie trailers. Users have gone through the usual diagnostics, including…
  • A roundup of last week's app reviews on TUAW

    Kelly Hodgkins
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Last week was a busy one for app news and announcements, giving your favorite TUAW writers a chance to post some great reviews of the apps that grace their home screens. Here's a quick roundup of our recent reviews -- and a few app roundups -- you...
  • Deals: Get Versatile Sound with the Monocle

    Mac|Life Staff
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:16 pm
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]You have a variety of audio needs. When you're at the gym or sitting at your desk, you'll want a nice set of headphones. When out and about, you want to kick out the jams with a speaker. And when you get an important call in the car, you want to go hands free with a speakerphone. You can get all of that out of the Monocle. It's on sale now in our Deals tab.The Monocle provides top not audio quality with the flexibility that your life requires. Built with a 40mm high quality audio driver, you know you'll be taking a fine sound…
 
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Mark
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    Sync your data with torrents instead of using the cloud like most services. Get access to documents from a sync folder in computers, phones or tablets. No size limits.
  • Skala Color

    Mark
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:19 am
    Colour picker works with formats for web, iOS, Android, and OS X development — Hex, CSS RGBA, CSS HSLA, UIColor, NSColor and more. It automatically recognises colours copied to the clipboard, presenting them as a swatch that can be applied with a click. Hue and opacity sliders let you target rough values, then fine tune them with precision.
  • Silverlock

    Mark
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:57 am
    Create strong, unique passwords for logins, services, and apps. Store website logins, notes with rich-text formatting, contacts, Wi-Fi passwords, files, software licenses and more behind a master password.
  • DEVONagent Lite

    Mark
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Places a web search field in the menu bar next to Spotlight. Uses all major search engines and many special ones, with results opening in your web browser. Can also create pre-fab search sets.
  • Doodle Hangman

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

  • 0448 - OneNote for Mac [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Collect your thoughts and ideas using OneNote from Microsoft. OneNote is a cross platform digital notebook with clients available for Mac, iPad, iPhone, PC and Android, as well as online access via your favourite browser and it's free! With 7GB of free online storage as well as seamless syncing, OneNote allows you to create notebooks, sections and pages and populate them with text, tables and images. All your data is stored online and synchronised between all of your computers and devices.
  • 0447 - Default Folder X [HD - Trailer]

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

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

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

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

  • Leaked iPad Air 2 Display Indicates Even Thinner Design

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:25 am
    The next-generation iPad Air might either be thinner or will pack a bigger battery, as Apple seems to be going with a new screen technology that will make more room inside the already-thin chassis of the hot-selling tablet computer.A leak from China suggests that the second-generation iPad Air will use a new screen technology that fuses together the LCD with the tablet’s cover glass, in what would open up more space inside the tablet’s case.Apple could either use the extra space to... (read more)
  • There’s Still a Chance to Win a WWDC14 Ticket

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:09 am
    The lottery ticket instated by Apple for purchasing WWDC tickets has yielded a few extra chances for unlucky developers who didn’t initially manage to nab a seat at the conference.The reason is that some of the luckier people who did manage to win a spot have failed to confirm their intentions to be present at the developer gathering, leaving those tickets open for re-sale.Apple has put these tickets back into circulation and is now reaching out to developers in a similarly-random manner... (read more)
  • Flickr 3.0 Gets Complete Overhaul on iOS Platforms

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    Yahoo has unveiled an all-new version of its photography app Flickr, which sports a fresh look and feel, new features – like advanced editing –, and helpful tips for everyone looking to capture the world in HD. “Welcome to Flickr 3.0! We have completely rebuilt and redesigned the app to make it simple, beautiful, and easy to use,” reads Yahoo’s promise. The redesigned app lets users capture everything much easier and store all photos in one place, complete with advanced edi... (read more)
  • GOG Announces New Mac Games, New Language Packs for D&D Titles

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    Gog.com has some great news for Mac gamers, including the fact that all classic Infinity Engine games from Hasbro are available for OS X. According to the digital distribution service, Mac owners can now play Baldur's Gate: The Original Saga, Baldur's Gate 2 Complete, Icewind Dale Complete, Icewind Dale 2 Complete, Planescape: Torment, and the D&D classic Temple of Elemental Evil. All of the titles enumerated above are getting additional language packs. “In total, we're adding over 50 ... (read more)
  • In All Likelihood, This Is What the iPhone 6 Will Look Like – Gallery

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    Based on the latest case leaks, Dutch designer Martin Hajek has released his new view of the upcoming iPhone 6, perhaps the most accurate one to date, including the purported blue and red cases shown in pictures lately. Hajek made a model of the rumored iPhone 6 based on the drawings leaked by MacFan last month. He tells us he also drew inspiration from the images published by Nowhereelse.fr featuring cases made by a third-party accessory maker for the upcoming handset (likely based on the sa... (read more)
 
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    9to5Mac

  • Users finding first-generation Apple TVs unable to connect to iTunes Store

    Mike Beasley
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    Some users of the first version of Apple’s set-top box are reporting that their devices are suddenly unable to connect to the iTunes Store, according to a 19-page discussion thread (via MacRumors) on Apple’s support website. A backend change is likely responsible for this problem, though Apple hasn’t yet clarified whether this is a permanent change or a temporary glitch. The issue was first reported three days ago, with new reports coming in every day since. Thus far no one has been able to find a remedy. At least one user in the thread notes that his Apple TV is working…
  • Review: Satechi’s 4, 7, & 10 port USB hubs compared

    Zac Hall
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:20 am
    Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to try out a number of Satechi’s USB hubs in my effort to combat my growing need to wire in more stuff to my Mac’s 4 USB ports. While wireless is often more convenient and downright necessary on laptops to have a good experience, I still enjoy the speed and reliability of a wired connection on my desktop setup. To have a completely ergonomic experience and avoid plugging and unplugging things, a USB hub of some sort is definitely needed. The challenge to buying the right hub for your needs is deciphering how each hub differs; it’s…
  • Apple adds rising star with background in FDA approvals & product testing to medical team

    Mark Gurman
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Apple has added Divya Nag, a rising star in the medical device community, to its in-house medical technology team, according to sources with knowledge of the hire. Nag made her entry into the medical technology world earlier this decade by co-founding Stem Cell Theranostics, a company that focuses on technologies for testing new medicines for the market and how the drugs will affect patients. Nag also founded the Stanford-based StartX, an “accelerator” for medical technology-focused startups. Nag was just recently recognized for her many accomplishments in the medical and…
  • Beats Music updated with subscriptions via in-app purchase, Facebook friend search, and a lot more

    Mike Beasley
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Beats Music for iOS was updated today to version 1.0.7, but don’t let the minor version number bump fool you: this update has a lot of new stuff, including an entirely new subscription model, packed in. The biggest news in this update is the option to purchase a subscription directly from the iTunes Store through an in-app purchase. Previously users had to add the Beats Music service to their carrier phone bill in order to enjoy the full feature set, such as on-demand streaming music and downloads. Also new in this update, the app now features thousands of new songs in “The…
  • FuelBand and other hardware discontinued, development team fired as Nike seeks to exit wearable tech market

    Mike Beasley
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Nike has decided to get out of the wearable technology market entirely, according to a brand-new report from CNET. The company is said to have come to the conclusion that fitness software has a more stable future at the company, leading to the discontinuation of the FuelBand and other wearable fitness products and the firing of most of the 70 employees currently working in that division. The move is interesting timing. Just a week ago, Nike launched Nike+Fuel Lab in San Francisco, a “new program to develop partnerships and products with NikeFuel” hundreds of miles south of its…
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    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • Don’t Leave Sensitive Files Exposed, Hide Them With Hider 2 for Mac

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

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

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

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

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

  • State Court Rules on Employee Restraining Order

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

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

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

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

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

  • Max Mobile Security launched for iOS devices

    Richard
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
    Pune, India – Max Secure Software is pleased to announce the release of Max Mobile Security for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Max Mobile Security is a complete security suite for all iOS devices. The app currently has Contact Backup, Anti-theft and Safe Browser. Contact Backup allows the user to keep the contacts safe and move them between different devices. The Safe Browser is a completely functional browser that blocks malicious and phishing websites. Users can also add websites in the blacklist. Also one of the newest features in the suite is the anti-theft. This feature protects…
  • VIDEO: Facebook Says ‘Paper’ Users Are Heavy Readers

    GrabPress
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Facebook says that users of its mobile newsreader app “Paper” are using it a lot. The social network on Friday said the average person who uses the app, which launched in January as the first product developed by its Creative Labs team, looks at a whopping 80 stories a day. But Facebook has given no indication of how many people have downloaded the app. Paper includes many of Facebook’s traditional features, like News Feed and messaging, but also acts as an aggregator. Thanks for checking us out. Please take a look at the rest of our videos and articles. To stay in the loop,…
  • Quincy for iOS Released

    Richard
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    Rochester, New York – RoGame Software today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Quincy for iOS, a most unique music composition tool. Quincy is a tool for the creation of image-based, interactive, live music. Compositions can be looped and react to touch during play. They can also be shared via AirDrop, messaging and email. Quincy’s core engine is a full implementation of Conway’s Game of Life, capable of generating all possible Life variants including HighLife and Seeds. It comes with a Life editor, a large library of patterns, color mixer,…
  • Addictive Endless Puzzle Game Onkula Launched By Intemi Games

    Richard
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Cupertino, California – The new application Onkula from Intemi Games is a matching puzzle game based on a hexagonal grid. Players must rotate the grid to obtain matching colors of hexagons and gain balance points. Every rotation causes the grid to recreate new opportunities and players can select a variety of modes with special shapes to be created. Onkula is a game for every age and everyone can play without getting bored, whilst dynamic features distinguish the gameplay from similar mobile puzzle games. The grid is divided two by an invisible line that creates left and right sides…
  • Bookmix Launches Easy Way for Writers to Create, Collaborate and Connect

    Richard
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am
    Cupertino, California – Writers in search of a creative new way to create, collaborate and connect, can now download the brilliant new no-cost app Bookmix. Designed for both emerging and established writers alike, Bookmix empowers users to write anywhere from a few lines – to a few hundred pages – and share their unique creation with readers around the globe. Plus, users who are in the mood to collaborate can invite others to participate in writing their book, which can lead to a whole new world of fresh ideas and interesting developments. Other Bookmix special features…
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    The Loop

  • British Pathé releases 85,000 films on YouTube, including vintage Beatles and Stones

    Dave Mark
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    I’m like a kid in a candy store here. Some fantastic vintage short subjects, including a boat load of old Beatles and Rolling Stones shorts. The films span the years from 1896 to 1976. Amazing. Here’s a link to the Pathé YouTube channel. Happy browsing. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • NY Times compares Samsung S5 to iPhone 5s

    Dave Mark
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    While there are probably some people who go out to shop for the best Android phone, I suspect that most people want to know which phone is best of all, whatever operating system it runs. In other words, how does the Galaxy S5 compare to the iPhone 5S, Apple’s six-month-old flagship device and the champion to beat? The answer: Not very well. I’ve been using the new Samsung for about three weeks, and while I do think it is the best Android phone you can buy, it sure isn’t the best phone on the market. By just about every major measure you’ll care about, from speed to design to ease of…
  • Backblaze: Backup your data online for $5 a month

    Jim Dalrymple
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Many thanks to Backblaze for sponsoring The Loop’s RSS feed this week. Back up all your data with Backblaze online backup. It’s unlimited, unthrottled, uncomplicated, and unexpensive. At just $5/month for all your data it’s a no-brainer. Don’t risk losing your music, photos, movies, code, docs and whatever else you’re working on or editing. Backblaze continuously and securely backs up all the data on your computer and external hard drives. Accessing and restoring files is easy. Quickly download and share files with the iPhone app. Need more of your data back? Use any web…
  • The design flaw that almost wiped out an NYC skyscraper

    Shawn King
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    Slate: When it was built in 1977, Citicorp Center was, at 59 stories, the seventh-tallest building in the world. You can pick it out of the New York City skyline by its 45 degree-angled top. But it’s the base of the building that really makes the tower so unique. The bottom nine of its 59 stories are stilts. This thing does not look sturdy. But it has to be sturdy. Otherwise they wouldn’t have built it this way. Right? I’ve been reading about this story for years and it’s a fascinating one of design, ethics and responsibility. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Friction free parking

    Dave Mark
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    Über succeeded by reducing the friction from the process of getting a taxi. You pick up your phone, tap a few times, your car is on its way. If you like, you can text or call your driver directly and watch the driver’s progress on a map built into the Über app. When you are done, leave your wallet in your pocket. The billing is done automatically with an electronic receipt arriving in email to complete the process. There have been a number of efforts at bringing that same friction reduction to the process of public parking. The linked article explores one system that shows how far…
 
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, Security, Software Reviews and more

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Find an Interesting Spot? Share a Maps Location with Someone Else from OS X

    Paul Horowitz
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    The Maps app in OS X makes it simple to share locations with others, even if the location isn’t defined and just in the middle of nowhere. This is a great trick for many reasons, whether to share a nice spot you found in the city, share with your partner where you left the car ... Read More
  • Forget to Update Your Mac Apps? Use Automatic Updates in OS X

    Paul Horowitz
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Many of us Mac users forget to update our installed apps to the latest versions, missing out on everything from newly added features, bug fixes, to important security improvements. Sure there are plenty of reasons for forgetting to update applications, whether because we’re too busy to remember, don’t know how to update, or simply don’t ... Read More
  • Mac Setups: The VP of Projects Office

    OSXDaily
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    This weeks featured Mac workstation is the awesome setup of Jody R., a VP of Projects. There’s a lot of great hardware in this office, with four Macs, a couple of iOS devices, and a ton of displays… let’s dive right in and learn a bit more! Quick note: the screen saver shown on the ... Read More
  • How to Disable IPv6 in Mac OS X

    Paul Horowitz
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    Some Mac users may wish to disable IPv6 networking support on their machines. This may be desirable to avoid certain networking conflicts, or to increase security for users in higher threat environments, since IPv6 has been found by researchers to be potentially vulnerable to man-in-the-middle and other network attacks. Though most users don’t use IPv6 ... Read More
  • Play & Manage iTunes Radio Stations with Siri

    Paul Horowitz
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    Many users know that Siri can interact with the standard iOS music app, but did you know that Siri can also play and manage iTunes Radio stations for you? That’s right, among the huge variety of Siri abilities, the virtual assistance can also command your iTunes Radio music stations. This is particularly helpful with Siri’s ... Read More
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    Geekword

  • Titanfall: Tips for building the best pilot loadout

    Mike Reed
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:50 am
    Titanfall, the multiplayer first-person shooter by Respawn Entertainment, has received positive reception from critics, winning over 70 awards. Eddie Makuch reported on Gamespot that the Xbox Live platform experienced its “biggest week in terms of users and usage” after the game’s release on March 14 this year. What is the best loadout for pilots in Titanfall? Well, as it turns out, that’s somewhat of a loaded question. The best loadout for one Titanfall player might actually end up being ineffective for another player who prefers a different playing style. Due to the game’s fast…
  • Dark Souls II guide: 5 essential tips for beginners

    Mike Reed
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:41 am
    The Souls series is unforgiving. That much, everybody knows. But newcomers shouldn’t let the daunting reputation of this stellar series keep them from experiencing one of the most satisfying games of this console generation. Get past the first few hours – which can admittedly be rough – and you’ll find that with enough patience and practice, any challenge can be overcome. This guide for new players aims to smooth the entry process for Dark Souls II. You won’t find any glamorous boss tips or secret weapons here – that stuff’s coming later – but what you will find is a series of…
  • Install Android 2.3.3 / Gingerbread on Nexus One

    Mike Reed
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:37 am
    Manually Install Gingerbread on Nexus One 25 Feb 2011 Muhammad Ali Don’t you just hate it when you have to wait for the OTA Android update to hit your handset? Well if you are a Nexus One user and are waiting for the Gingerbread update, which recently went live, to land on your handset, then the waiting days are over as the manual and speedy method of getting Android 2.3 on your Google Phone is listed after the jump. How to Manually Install Android 2.3.3 on Nexus One Disclaimer Please remember that you will be performing these steps at your own risk and we won’t be held responsible for…
  • Samsung demands to see iPhone 5 and iPad 3

    Mike Reed
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:37 am
    This has to be one of the wildest news I am yet to report in my blogging career. This is my next reports that Samsung through a motion has asked the court to order Apple to show their lawyers the yet to be announced iPad 3 and the iPhone 5. Why would Samsung lawyers ask for such a thing? Well the official reason behind this move is that the Samsung lawyers want to see if there are any similarities between the Apple products and Samsung products, and if there are they want to prepare for future lawsuit filings from the Cupertinos. It’s interesting to note that this request comes after…
  • PwnageTool is iPad jailbreak ready – Technology Blog

    Mike Reed
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:37 am
    PwnageTool can now jailbreak iPad 16 Oct 2010 Muhammad Ali We all know what MuscleNerd and the other members of the iPhone Dev Team intend to do this Sunday – roll out PwnageTool which will bring iOS 4.1/iOS 3.2.2 jailbreak for Mac based owners of iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. While Sunday is still a couple of days away, MuscleNerd has shared a teaser video of the PwnageTool in action which you can see after the jump. Here’s what the video is all about: Using geohot’s limera1n exploit to convince iTunes to restore iPad to pre-JB 3.2.2 from PwnageTool In simplistic terms PwnageTool is…
 
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  • Apple Trade Alerts Performance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Richard
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
    Pune, India – Max Secure Software is pleased to announce the release of Max Mobile Security for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Max Mobile Security is a complete security suite for all iOS devices. The app currently has Contact Backup, Anti-theft and Safe Browser. Contact Backup allows the user to keep the contacts safe and move them between different devices. The Safe Browser is a completely functional browser that blocks malicious and phishing websites. Users can also add websites in the blacklist. Also one of the newest features in the suite is the anti-theft. This feature protects…
  • VIDEO: Facebook Says ‘Paper’ Users Are Heavy Readers

    GrabPress
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Facebook says that users of its mobile newsreader app “Paper” are using it a lot. The social network on Friday said the average person who uses the app, which launched in January as the first product developed by its Creative Labs team, looks at a whopping 80 stories a day. But Facebook has given no indication of how many people have downloaded the app. Paper includes many of Facebook’s traditional features, like News Feed and messaging, but also acts as an aggregator. Thanks for checking us out. Please take a look at the rest of our videos and articles. To stay in the loop,…
  • Quincy for iOS Released

    Richard
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    Rochester, New York – RoGame Software today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Quincy for iOS, a most unique music composition tool. Quincy is a tool for the creation of image-based, interactive, live music. Compositions can be looped and react to touch during play. They can also be shared via AirDrop, messaging and email. Quincy’s core engine is a full implementation of Conway’s Game of Life, capable of generating all possible Life variants including HighLife and Seeds. It comes with a Life editor, a large library of patterns, color mixer,…
  • Addictive Endless Puzzle Game Onkula Launched By Intemi Games

    Richard
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Cupertino, California – The new application Onkula from Intemi Games is a matching puzzle game based on a hexagonal grid. Players must rotate the grid to obtain matching colors of hexagons and gain balance points. Every rotation causes the grid to recreate new opportunities and players can select a variety of modes with special shapes to be created. Onkula is a game for every age and everyone can play without getting bored, whilst dynamic features distinguish the gameplay from similar mobile puzzle games. The grid is divided two by an invisible line that creates left and right sides…
  • Bookmix Launches Easy Way for Writers to Create, Collaborate and Connect

    Richard
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am
    Cupertino, California – Writers in search of a creative new way to create, collaborate and connect, can now download the brilliant new no-cost app Bookmix. Designed for both emerging and established writers alike, Bookmix empowers users to write anywhere from a few lines – to a few hundred pages – and share their unique creation with readers around the globe. Plus, users who are in the mood to collaborate can invite others to participate in writing their book, which can lead to a whole new world of fresh ideas and interesting developments. Other Bookmix special features…
 
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  • Jobs’s 2011 Top 100 Meeting Agenda Draft

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

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

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

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

    JT
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:23 pm
    It had been rumored that Google was working on some form of “wearable” and today the company announced its intentions via its official blog in a format that has become Mountain View’s consumer electronics signature: a vaporware video. The Android Wear Developer Preview will allow the army of intrepid Android copyright and trademark-stomping hackers to port notifications to devices that Google will be releasing “later this year”. The partners include the usual cast of profit-neutral characters such as Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and…Samsung? I guess Samsung has…
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  • MAC TREAT #246: LOST

    Kali Hilke
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    Last week, I experienced a scare when I couldn’t find my right hand iPhone after a series of stops in Burlington. At the point at which semi-panic set in, I found myself digging through my car, desperately trying to locate it, for the better (nope) part of half an hour. To my dismay, it wasn’t there, and I had to plan my next steps. I made my way back to the S. Burlington store to get online to use Find My iPhone with the hope that it would show me exactly where it absconded to (sorry for ending this sentence with a preposition — I couldn’t resist the opportunity to…
  • Introducing Outdoor Tech

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

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

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

    Kali Hilke
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    For those of you out there storing files in iCloud, this is a handy tip to know. Apple’s iWork suite defaults to this option, and all three apps (Numbers, Keynote, and Pages) provide access to your iCloud storage within the apps themselves. But, if you’ve ever wanted easier access to these without having to open each individual app, you can view what’s stored via the Finder. Go to the [User] > Library* > Mobile Documents folder (Note: My Mobile Documents folder has a number extension on the end; I’m not sure why, but it doesn’t alter these directions) Type…
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  • ooVoo 5.0 now available at the Mac App Store

    dsellers
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    ooVoo has released ooVoo 5.0 on the Mac App Store. The app is a integrated video and messaging tool. Version 5.0 sports a sleeker interface design that offers high-def, one-on-one calling; 12-way group video calls, voice calls, and screen sharing. This release also introduces an in-app purchase option for ooVoo Premium, which provides an ad-free version of the free app. ooVoo 5.0 is localized in 12 languages. The app is available in versions for Mac OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android. Go to http://www.oovoo.com/home.aspx for more info.
  • Kool Tools: Smoke 2015 for the Mac

    dsellers
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:51 am
    Autodesk's Smoke 2015, the latest version of its professional video editing software, adds new creative tools and performance enhancements. It will also be available soon as a desktop subscription so customers can use it on a pay-as-you-go basis. Smoke 2015 offers improved workflows with tools such as Final Cut Pro. It features 3D Tracker, a new Timeline FX workflow, added hardware support, and optimization for the new Mac Pro running Mac OS X Mavericks. Key features of the upgrade include: read more
  • DEVONtechnologies updates all editions of DEVONthink

    dsellers
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:04 am
    DEVONtechnologies has released updates for all editions of its information and knowledge manager DEVONthink. Updates are also available for its notebook app DEVONnote and its smart Internet research assistant DEVONagent. The updates are free and recommended for all users. read more
  • Beamer 2.0 for Mac OS X released with redesigned interface and new features

    dsellers
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    Tupil has introduced Beamer 2.0, an update to their media streaming application for OS X. The app lets you stream any movie file from your Mac directly to an Apple TV using AirPlay. Beamer accepts all common formats, codecs and resolutions. Just open any movie file and press play. Version 2.0 brings a completely redesigned user interface and features such as playlists and better controls. read more
  • All MacTech Sites Restored after HostGator Outage

    neil
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    Yesterday, HostGator (one of MacTech's providers) experienced yet another long period outage that affected customers across their base. While HostGator stayed initially quiet on the outage, they continued to say throughout the outage that only a "small number" of customers ... given the number of complaints now posted, that was clearly not the case. Only MacTech's periphery sites were impacted, and those sites are now fully back up (if you continue to see a "Yeah, we know." page talking about the outage, please let us know. We apologize for the inconvenience.
 
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  • Deals: Learn to Create and Deploy Web Apps with Amazon Web Services

    MacLife Staff
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:54 pm
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]The web has evolved a lot over the past few years. Now it's not just for hosting websites--it's able to host applications that can be interacted with and process tons of information. If you want to learn how to build web apps and make them run efficiently, you'll love this cloud computing and web hosting video course. It's on sale in our Deals tab.With over five hours of content, this video course will teach you everything you need to know about building applications on the web and how to host them. It deals specifically with…
  • Deals: Troubleshoot Your WiFi Network with NetSpot Pro

    MacLife Staff
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:44 pm
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]There's nothing more infuriating as a spotty WiFi connection--especially in your own home. You pay good money for your internet and it doesn't seem like it's asking too much to have a consistent connection. Now you can make sure your WiFi is always functioning at its peak with NetSpot Pro. It's on sale in our Deals tab.Imagine if you culd visualize the flow of your internet connection. You could easily see where it's failing and figure out how to optimize it. That's exactly what NetSpot Pro allows you to do. The tool is built…
  • Deals: Get Versatile Sound with the Monocle

    MacLife Staff
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:16 pm
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]You have a variety of audio needs. When you're at the gym or sitting at your desk, you'll want a nice set of headphones. When out and about, you want to kick out the jams with a speaker. And when you get an important call in the car, you want to go hands free with a speakerphone. You can get all of that out of the Monocle. It's on sale now in our Deals tab.The Monocle provides top not audio quality with the flexibility that your life requires. Built with a 40mm high quality audio driver, you know you'll be taking a fine sound…
  • Deals: Stay Powered with the Slim and Stylish Bookmark Battery Backup

    MacLife Staff
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:36 pm
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]There's never a convenient time to run out of batter. You always want a fully charged device, but with the amount we ask our portable tech to do for is, it's unrealistic to expect them to last as long as we'd like. But you can give them a quick recharge with the equally portable Bookmark backup battery. It's on sale in our latest Deal.If you're on the go all day then you need your backup battery to be just as mobile as your smartphone or tablet. The Bookmark backup battery can come with you anywhere. It's the world's thinnest…
  • The Week's 10 Hottest Apple News Stories, April 18

    J Keirn-Swanson
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:30 pm
    If this week was notable for anything, it was a plethora of iPhone 6 rumors, leaks, potential leaks, and concepts. To think, last week we were all talking about the iWatch. Looks like the Apple rumor mill operating system isn't in any need of an update.
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  • Nike refutes reports of Nike FuelBand discontinuation

    EdibleApple
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    CNET reported yesterday that Nike laid off its entire Nike FuelBand team and that the company was planning to get out of the hardware business entirely in order to focus on software. The company informed members of the 70-person hardware team — part of its larger, technology-focused Digital Sport division comprised of about 200 people — of the job cuts Thursday. … Of those 70 employees, about 70 percent to 80 percent — or as many as 55 people — were let go. News of the layoffs naturally sparked debate as to the underlying cause. While the ostensible conclusion…
  • HTC reportedly hires the brain behind Samsung’s Galaxy brand

    EdibleApple
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    While Samsung and Apple remain the top two smartphone manufacturers on the planet, that hasn’t always been in the case. Indeed, it’s easy to forget amidst the deluge of Samsung advertising materials that appear at every step, but HTC, back in the early days of Android, used to be Apple’s stiffest competition. These days, HTC smartphones are highly regarded, even if they don’t happen to sell as briskly as their Samsung counterparts. That said, it’s rather interesting that HTC has reportedly hired Paul Golden, the man behind Samsung’s rather clever and…
  • Fifth-gen iPad slated for release in September

    EdibleApple
    8 Jul 2013 | 9:28 am
    AppleInsider reports: The details were relayed by the usual supply chain sources to DigiTimes, a Taiwanese tech industry publication frequently skewered for its track record. On Monday, the publication said that a new 9.7-inch iPad is planned to debut in September with a slimmer bezel, as has been rumored. In addition, the report said the number of LED tubes to backlight the Retina display has been reduced from two to one, and battery life of the device has also been improved. Pilot production of the device is allegedly already able to satisfy demand for the initial launch. As such,…
  • Is this Apple’s low cost iPhone?

    EdibleApple
    8 Jul 2013 | 9:22 am
    MacRumors has the scoop over here.
  • Apple moves away from Foxconn, Pegatron steps up

    EdibleApple
    13 May 2013 | 12:56 pm
    Cult of Mac reports via Reuters: Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn, has long been Apple’s biggest manufacturing partner, with around 60-70% of its revenue coming from the Cupertino company. But local rival Pegatron is hoping to change that. By offering Apple more competitive prices and sacrificing its profit margins, Pegatron appears to be securing iPhone and iPad assembly orders that would have normally gone straight to Foxconn. What’s more, it’s though that Pegatron will play a big part in manufacturing Apple’s rumored low-cost iPhone after the company announced…
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  • VLC for iOS 2.3 Adds Folder Org, Passworded Streams, etc

    the rocr
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    If you live within Apple’s walled garden, all the streams are strong, encoding rates good looking and quality of service above average. There are those, however, that indulge a taste for media found outside those walls and VideoLAN’s VLC for ... The post VLC for iOS 2.3 Adds Folder Org, Passworded Streams, etc appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • As FirstTech Fades, Mad Macs Adds Another Store

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

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

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

    the rocr
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    News of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard’s death were greatly exaggerated and here’s another bit of proof. Apple has released FaceTime 1.0.4, which addresses a bug in the version of the app that only runs on Snow Leopard. A month or ... The post FaceTime 1.0.4 Update for Snow Leopard appeared first on FairerPlatform.
 
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  • Why Apple wants to price iPhone 6 100 dollars more than 5S

    Alap Naik Desai
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Apple maybe surely gearing up to launch the iPhone 6 since the 5 has already been stretched into 5S. Fans on the other hand must surely be looking forward to an even thinner iPhone, with a slim possibility of a much larger screen. But according to the recent rumors and speculations, the Cupertino, California based […] The post Why Apple wants to price iPhone 6 100 dollars more than 5S appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • How Apple’s iron–hand policy allowed it to completely immunize itself against heartbleed

    Alap Naik Desai
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:40 pm
    The Heartbleed Bug is perhaps the biggest threat to the internet world. However, Apple’s policies helped it to completely circumvent the issues, threats and ramifications that arose out of popular sites being left vulnerable due to Heartbleed. Related: Can you get an iPhone, iPad or iPod virus? Apple had decided way back in the late 1990s […] The post How Apple’s iron–hand policy allowed it to completely immunize itself against heartbleed appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Hyundai says Azera is next in line for CarPlay, after Sonata

    Atb Levy
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    Hyundai has recently announced that it will bring Apple’s CarPlay to its 2015 Sonata models. Hyundai is the world’s fifth largest automaker selling many different car models. A source from Hyundai has said that Hyundai is planning to bring CarPlay to its Azera models. Azera will be the next Hyundai model to get the CarPlay […] The post Hyundai says Azera is next in line for CarPlay, after Sonata appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • There is something fake in the picture Tim Cook tweeted

    Atb Levy
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:17 am
    Apple has recently opened its first retail store in Turkey. Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted a picture of the opening with a message thanking the Turkish people. It seems however that the picture the Apple CEO tweeted is not as authentic as Apple wants us to believe. One of the store attendees was Gary Allen […] The post There is something fake in the picture Tim Cook tweeted appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Istanbul Apple Store reportedly had record number of visitors on opening day

    Atb Levy
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
    Apple has recently opened its first retail store in Turkey. The store had a little more than 14,000 visitors opening day, reports the Turkish Apple blog elmadergisi, citing insider sources from Apple Turkey. If this number is accurate, this is a new record number for the number of visitors to an Apple retail store on […] The post Istanbul Apple Store reportedly had record number of visitors on opening day appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
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  • Apple Incorporating System for Anti Theft Technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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