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  • American Express and Visa love Apple Pay

    MacDailyNews
    MacDailyNews
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    “Simplicity is Apple’s pitch as it leaps into mobile payments, which Forrester Research estimates will total $31 billion this year and $90 billion in 2017. So far Square, Google, and Softcard — a wallet app backed by the three largest U.S. wireless carriers — have struggled to prove to retailers that they have a winning system,” Tim Higgins and Elizabeth Dexheimer report for Bloomberg. “‘Most people that have worked on this have started by focusing on creating a business model that was centered on their self-interest instead of focusing on the user…
  • Security Update 2014-005 (Mountain Lion and Mavericks)

    TidBITS
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    Patches an SSL-related vulnerability and builds in the OS X Bash Update 1.0 patches. (Free updates, various sizes) 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.
  • Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

    Slashdot: Apple
    timothy
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    HughPickens.com writes Erik Karjaluoto writes that he recently installed OS X Yosemite and his initial reaction was "This got hit by the ugly stick." But Karjaluoto says that Apple's decision to make a wholesale shift from Lucida to Helvetica defies his expectations and wondered why Apple would make a change that impedes legibility, requires more screen space, and makes the GUI appear fuzzy? The Answer: Tomorrow. Microsoft's approach with Windows, and backward compatibility in general, is commendable. "Users can install new versions of this OS on old machines, sometimes built on a mishmash of…
  • Broken record: iPad naysaying from the usual suspects

    Macworld
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Were you people aware that Rob Enderle is still a thing? A thing that sometimes writes about Apple? The Macalope was astounded to find this out yet again. Every time he’s pointed to a piece by Enderle he does a double-take. How wrong can someone be time and time again and not simply wink out of existence? Turns out quite a lot! ”Tablet Wars: The iPad Drifts Toward Mediocrity” (indirect link with a tip o’ the antlers to Shawn King) Rob would know about tablet mediocrity, having previously touted the Dell Mini 5 because—and this is an actual quote—“You can put the Dell Mini in a…
  • Welcome Wi-Fi Changes under Yosemite’s Hood

    TidBITS
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Apple made a few minor tweaks to how Wi-Fi is used in Yosemite, some of which are useful and others of which finally shake off the past. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
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    MacNN

  • Pixelmator comes to iPad with touch controls, Photoshop support

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    Initially teased at Apple's iPad and iMac event last week, Pixelmator for the iPad has now been released. The app attempts to carry over many of the features of its desktop counterpart, including numerous brushes, effects, and adjustment options. Users can for instance control levels, curves, white balance, and hue and saturation. Individual sections of an image can be lightened, darkened, blurred, and repaired, or even distorted and transformed....
  • VisionTek unveils USB 3.0 Pocket SSD external drive

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    Accessory manufacturer VisionTek today announced the new VisionTek USB Pocket SSDline of thumb drive-sized SSDs. The USB 3.0 drive can be used with nearly any Windows, OS X, and Linux based system, with performance of up to 455MB/s read and 440MB/s write in a pocket-sized drive....
  • Foxconn looking to build $5.7B factory to win iPhone display orders

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Apple's chief assembly partner, Foxconn, is hoping to gain orders for iPhone displays by building a new factory in Zhengzhou, China, sources tell the Wall Street Journal. The company is allegedly in talks with Zhengzhou's government about getting financial help for the factory, which could cost up to 35 billion yuan, or about $5.7 billion. One of the topics under discussion is how much money local government would have to invest in the project....
  • iPhone Apps: Fantastical, MindNode, Sketch Club

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
  • GT Advanced confirms split with Apple, will repay $439 million

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    GT has confirmed its split with Apple via a press release, offering further details on the terms. "GT will be released from all exclusivity obligations under its various agreements with Apple," the statement explains. "GT will retain ownership of all production, ancillary and inventory assets located in Mesa [Arizona] and Apple is provided with a mechanism for recovering its $439 million pre-payment made to GT over a period of up to four years without interest, solely from a portion of the proceeds from ASF sales....
 
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    Office Blogs

  • Microsoft sponsors the Financial Modeling World Championships for Excel power users

    Excel Team
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    ModelOff, the Financial Modeling World Championships, is a fun and educational international competition for students and professionals who use Microsoft Excel. This year, Microsoft continues the tradition of sponsoring this exciting event. The contest starts Saturday October 25th, with online rounds making the competition accessible to anyone around the world. The event then culminates with a face-off between the 16 top finalists as they compete for the title of World Champion at new Microsoft Times Square offices. In addition to being known as an Excel rock star, there is over $100,000 of…
  • Three questions to ask when you work on Office documents in the web

    Sanjeevini Mittal
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Technology is the great enabler of creativity and productivity. So when you encounter technology that inhibits your ability to collaborate, you have to wonder what went wrong. To choose the right technology for collaborating on Office documents on the web, ask yourself these three questions: Do you use browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari? You don’t want to be constrained by your internet browser. After all, the browser is only a means to the end of being productive on the web. Office Online works consistently across all major browsers, including Internet Explorer (IE),…
  • Office 365 helps customers with IRS 1075 compliance

    Office 365 Team
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Vijay Kumar is a senior product manager and Shawn Veney is a principal architect on the Office 365 team. As part of Microsoft’s commitment to compliance, we strive to ensure that our cloud services, like Office 365, meet or exceed the breadth of regulations and standards our customers require. This is especially important for government agencies, which are investing more and more in moving to cloud productivity services, and require security-enhanced and scalable cloud solutions that address a range of constantly-evolving regulatory, compliance and policy requirements. Today, we are pleased…
  • The Garage Series for Office 365: Crash course in PowerShell for managing Office 365

    Jeremy Chapman
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    On this week’s show Jeremy Chapman is joined once again by scripting guy, Greg Stemp, to apply PowerShell to practical tasks within Office 365. Greg demonstrates how PowerShell can be used for automating bulk tasks, building advanced queries against data in the service, saving the results to a file for other processes to use and some things you just can’t do in the user interface. If you’ve been putting off learning PowerShell to manage your Office 365 environment, this is part two in a series to help you get started. Last week we kicked off a two-part series for using…
  • Henkel upgrades 40,000 users to Office 365 ProPlus in 5 months

    Office 365 Team
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    Today’s post was written by Markus Petrak, corporate director of Integrated Business Solutions, New Technologies / Office 365 for Henkel AG & Company.  Here at Henkel, we’ve been very busy modernizing our IT infrastructure. After upgrading our computers to get everyone on Windows 7, we decided to adopt Microsoft Office 365 for all of our productivity needs. Office 365 is a cloud-based productivity solution that includes Exchange Online, Lync Online, SharePoint Online, and the Office 365 ProPlus client. We had been using Lotus Notes and Office 2003 and felt we were not achieving…
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    TidBITS

  • Security Update 2014-005 (Mountain Lion and Mavericks)

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    Patches an SSL-related vulnerability and builds in the OS X Bash Update 1.0 patches. (Free updates, various sizes) 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.
  • Welcome Wi-Fi Changes under Yosemite’s Hood

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Apple made a few minor tweaks to how Wi-Fi is used in Yosemite, some of which are useful and others of which finally shake off the past. 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 Use Apple Pay

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    iOS 8.1 has brought the highly anticipated Apple Pay to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Managing Editor Josh Centers dives into Apple Pay to explain how to use 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.
  • SpamSieve 2.9.17

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    Adds support for Apple Mail in Yosemite ($30 new, free update, 14.1 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
  • Hazel 3.3

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    Adds support for matching multiple rules and using custom attributes defined in earlier conditions. ($29 new, free update, 8.9 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.
 
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    TUAW

  • Tim Cook says Apple plans to open 25 new retail stores in China within 2 years

    Yoni Heisler
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Tim Cook was in China recently where the Apple CEO took a stroll through Foxconn to check out the iPhone manufacturing process up close and personal. And oh yes, there was that small matter of meeting with Chinese authorities over alleged...
  • Confirmed: Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin penned biopic

    Yoni Heisler
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    It's confirmed, folks. Academy Award winning actor Christian Bale will be taking on the role of Steve Jobs in the upcoming Aaron Sorkin penned biopic on the Apple co-founder. Bloomberg confirmed the news early on Thursday, with Sorkin himself noting...
  • iFixit teardown of iPad Air 2 reveals 2GB of RAM, smaller battery

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    As soon as Apple's iPad Air 2 started landing in retail stores on Wednesday, the teardown experts at iFixit got a hold of Apple's newest tablet to examine its internal hardware. According to iFixit, the Air 2 sets a new bar for thinness with a 6.1mm...
  • Rumor Roundup: More questionable reports

    Chris Rawson
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Microsoft's pulse-tracking smartwatch rumored to land in time for holidays ahead of Apple Watch (9to5 Mac) Source: "People familiar with the matter" Chance it's true: Oh, it's too good not to be true. So here's the question: will this rumored...
  • HealthTap launches a live medical advice service that uses your iOS device

    Mel Martin
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    HealthTap+ today announced the launch of HealthTap Concierge, its pay-as-you-go medical consulting service. This is an addition to the current HealthTap services that can be delivered over the web to a computer or your iOS device. HealthTap...
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    MacRumors

  • Rite Aid Disables Apple Pay Support After Initially Accepting Payments

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    A growing number of Apple Pay users are angry with retailer Rite Aid following the reported disabling of the mobile payment service within the past 24 hours. Apple Pay should technically be compatible with any point-of-sale systems supporting NFC technology, but customers who made successful Apple Pay payments earlier this week have found their payments were being denied yesterday and today. Among the disgruntled users was Josh Hundall, who shared his experiences and his conclusions that Rite Aid is deliberately crippling its payment systems to prevent Apple Pay transactions. Today, Allison…
  • Nike CEO Hints at Continued Partnership With Apple to Develop Stylish Fitness Wearables

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    Nike CEO Mark Parker sat down with Bloomberg's Stephanie Ruhle to discuss the company's brand and product strategy (via The Guardian). During the 13-minute-long "Market Makers" segment, Parker confirmed that he is bullish on Apple and the wearables market, hinting at a continued partnership between the two companies at the 9:45 mark. Though Nike recently discontinued further development on its FuelBand fitness wearables, the sports and fitness company is not ready to abandon the wearables market, instead waiting for the market to mature beyond it current geeky status. "I think it’s going to…
  • GT Advanced Technologies Officially Announces Sapphire Settlement With Apple

    Eric Slivka
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    Earlier this week, it was revealed that Apple and its sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies had reached an agreement to effectively dissolve their partnership and allow GT to shut down operations at the Apple-owned sapphire production plant in Mesa, Arizona. Under the deal, GT will seek to sell off the over 2,000 sapphire furnaces currently installed at the facility, with the majority of the proceeds from those sales going to Apple to help repay $439 million in loans Apple made to help the operation get underway. GT has now officially announced the deal and published the full…
  • Christian Bale Hired for Steve Jobs Role in Sorkin Biopic Without Auditioning

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has confirmed in a Bloomberg interview that actor Christian Bale will indeed star as Steve Jobs in Sorkin's upcoming biopic based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography of the Apple co-founder. Bale, who was said last week to be in talks for the role, met with Sorkin but did not have to audition for the part. “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,” Sorkin told Bloomberg Television’s Emily Chang on a coming edition of “Studio 1.0.” “He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.” Shooting for the…
  • iFixit Tears Down iPad Air 2, Confirms Smaller Battery, A8X Chip, and 2GB RAM

    Juli Clover
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Now that the iPad Air 2 is being delivered to customers and showing up in retail Apple Stores, iFixit has acquired one of the new tablets and has begun one of its traditional teardowns to see just what's inside Apple's thinner, more powerful iPad Air 2. According to iFixit, the "gapless" front panel is more rigid than previous iPad models, and feels sturdier when it's being pried up with the company's proprietary iOpener. As with all iPads, the glued down display is the only access point to the tablet. As noted in reviews, the iPad Air 2 has a smaller battery than the original iPad Air,…
 
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    Macworld

  • Vintage Apple-1 computer sells for a record $905,000

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    This article originally appeared on Computerworld.com. A 38-year-old working Apple-1 personal computer sold Wednesday at auction for a record $905,000, almost double the auctioneer’s high-end estimate. The aged Apple-1—the first pre-assembled personal computer, although it lacked such amenities as power supply, keyboard or display—was sold by auction house Bonhams in New York to The Ford Foundation, which will put it on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. The final gavel price was $750,000, but including Bonhams’ commission of $175,000 and taxes, the total was…
  • Social media scheduler Buffer goes big with iOS 8 update optimized for iPads

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Social media addicts, self-promoters, and small businesses know the pain of managing various social networking accounts. There are various solutions for helping you schedule and stay on top of posting to your slew of accounts at perfect times throughout the day, but one reliable go-to for iOS users is Buffer. The service just got a big upgrade for iOS 8 that is finally (finally!) optimized for the iPad. Buffer's iOS 8 update takes advantage of Apple's new share extensions.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Broken record: iPad naysaying from the usual suspects

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Were you people aware that Rob Enderle is still a thing? A thing that sometimes writes about Apple? The Macalope was astounded to find this out yet again. Every time he’s pointed to a piece by Enderle he does a double-take. How wrong can someone be time and time again and not simply wink out of existence? Turns out quite a lot! ”Tablet Wars: The iPad Drifts Toward Mediocrity” (indirect link with a tip o’ the antlers to Shawn King) Rob would know about tablet mediocrity, having previously touted the Dell Mini 5 because—and this is an actual quote—“You can put the Dell Mini in a…
  • Papers, Please creator's new game invokes Mac Plus era

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Return of the Obra Dinn transports you to 1808. You're an insurance adjustor for the East India Company. And it's all done in 1-bit graphics.
  • Apple ending SSL 3.0 push notifications in wake of severe POODLE vulnerability

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    Apple will stop support next week for an encryption protocol found to contain a severe vulnerability, the company said on Wednesday. Support for SSL 3.0 will cease as of Oct. 29, it said. “Providers using only SSL 3.0 will need to support TLS as soon as possible to ensure the Apple Push Notification service continues to perform as expected,” according to a note to developers. “Providers that support both TLS and SSL 3.0 will not be affected and require no changes.” Google researchers revealed last week they found a flaw in SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) version 3.0, which was released…
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    MacTech News

  • NewerTech introduces the Snuglet for MagSafe 2 power connections

    dsellers
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    NewerTech (www.newertech.com) has introduced the Snuglet, a precision-manufactured ring designed to sit inside your MagSafe 2 connector port and provide a more snug fit to prevent your power cable from unintentional disconnections. The NewerTech Snuglet purportedly provides a greater magnetic hold, making the MagSafe 2 power connection stronger. It costs US$19 for a box of two Snuglets and one removal tool.
  • VisionTek introduces pocket-sized USB 3.0 solid state drives 

    dsellers
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    VisionTek Products has announced the new VisionTek USB Pocket SSD line of thumb drive-sized solid state drives for creative professionals, IT power users, and "performance enthusiasts." The line is compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux systems with a USB 3.0/2.0 interface. While it’s sized like an ordinary thumb drive sporting a USB 3.0 connector, the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD’s aircraft-grade aluminum housing contains a SSD featuring a LSI SandForce controller that purportedly delivers up to 455MB/s reads and up to 440MB/s writes. read more
  • PhatWare releases WritePad handwriting recognition SDK for iOS 8

    dsellers
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    PhatWare Corp. (http://tinyurl.com/k9kq7tb) has announced its WritePad Software Development Kit (SDK), a new version of the multiplatform, multilingual handwriting recognition for iOS 8. WritePad SDK enables app developers and OEMs [original equipment manufacturers] to leverage state-of-the-art handwriting recognition software updated for iOS 8. The new version of the SDK features improved handwriting recognition engine, updated dictionaries and new sample code that leverages new features found in iOS 8. read more
  • iOS Guides launches iPad Air 2 Guide

    dsellers
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    iOS Guides has introduced its latest eBook, the iPad Air 2 Guide (http://tinyurl.com/nbj9v8l). Available in the iBookstore it covers the technologies of Apple's latest tablet, including the Retina HD display, a camera that can capture video at 120 frames-per-second, and more. It also covers iOS 8. The iPad Air 2 Guide is 217 pages and costs US$3.99.
  • GT Advanced Technologies announces settlement agreement with Apple

    dsellers
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    GT Advanced Technologies and Apple have reached a settlement agreement under which GT will wind down its sapphire materials production in the company's Mesa, AZ and Salem, MA locations. The company indicated that it will exit from the market as a producer of sapphire materials and will refocus its business as an equipment supplier, manufacturing and developing sapphire growth systems and processes. read more
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    Touch Arcade

  • Foursaken Media Officially Announce 'Heroes and Castles 2'

    Jared Nelson
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Regular readers of our site know that we're big fans of Foursaken Media, and it's almost a running joke by now just how productive the team of four brothers is at pumping out new iOS games. It seems like just after they release a new game, they're right there the next day announcing their next game, and once THAT game releases, they announced yet another new game, and so on and so forth. The funny thing is, every time they're ready to announce a new game, there's a bunch of devoted fans in our forums hoping and praying that the new game will be Heroes and Castles 2, a sequel to the beloved…
  • NimbleBit Just Announced a New Mini Golf Game, 'Golfinity'

    Eli Hodapp
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    If you're tired of building towers, breeding frogs, managing planes and trains, collecting ice cream, or hosting disco parties in your zoo, the brothers Marsh at Nimblebit have a new game for you to get excited for. It's called Golfinity, and it looks pretty neat: All NimbleBit games are good, so that's not really worth speculating on... Rather, is Golfinity the direct result of absolutely every game developer I follow on Twitter getting completely obsessed with Desert Golfing [$1.99]? I'm going to say... Maybe. Stay tuned for more news on Golfinity as it hits.
  • 'Hitman GO' Updated with New Classic Level Pack and iCloud Integration, On Sale for $1.99

    Jared Nelson
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Square Enix's excellent Hitman-themed puzzle strategy game Hitman GO [$1.99] has just been updated with a new classic level pack and iCloud integration, and it's on sale again for just $1.99. The new chapter of levels is called "St. Petersburg Stakeout" and is based off of the same level from the 2002 console game Hitman 2: Silent Assassin. The new pack contains 8 levels, and if you remember that St. Petersburg Stakeout level from Hitman 2, you'll definitely recognize it here too. As mentioned, Hitman GO also now supports iCloud save syncing so you can keep your progressed synced if you play…
  • 'Wavefront' Review - The Challenge of Relaxation

    Carter Dotson
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    I found myself kind of curious about Wavefront [$0.99] when I saw that it was published by DeNA – and it wasn't a free-to-play game. It started out as Waveform on PC, and now has been brought to iOS under the new name, for unknown reasons. Curious. But it still doesn't answer why this was published by DeNA, as this game is paid without IAP at all, which is even odder given that it's, well, DeNA. Did I wake up in bizarro universe? Perhaps not, but Wavefront is an interesting enough puzzler worth checking out. The game is played by moving an orb along a waveform whose frequency and amplitude…
  • 'Fighting Fantasy: Caverns Of The Snow Witch' Review - It Keeps Going And Going And

    Shaun Musgrave
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    Look upon me, peasants and nobles alike. For it is I who have slain the mighty yeti, traversed the caverns of the Snow Witch and put her to her final rest, and helped fend off the orc hordes from the dwarven stronghold of Stonebridge. It is I who, after enduring countless deadly battles and outsmarting fatal traps, began to ascend the mountain where I would at last find my goal. It is I, the mighty hero, felled by the bite of a simple rattlesnake because my luck points ran out. So it goes in Fighting Fantasy: Caverns Of The Snow Witch [$5.99], the latest gamebook conversion from the prolific…
 
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Bluetooth-tracking beacon programs uncovered in LA, Chicago

    Casey Johnston
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The Logan Square stop on the Chicago Transit Authority blue line. Kumar McMillan A report from BuzzFeed News Wednesday suggests that the tracking beacons that cropped up in New York phone booths last year have spread to new cities, including Los Angeles and Chicago. The beacons have been sprinkled around transit centers, including Chicago Transit Authority rail stops and LA bus stops. The beacons, created by Gimbal, connect with devices like smartphones via Bluetooth and can harvest information like the device's Bluetooth address, as well as the date, time, and location of connection. The…
  • iOS 8.1 mini-review: Testing Apple Pay, SMS forwarding, and more

    Andrew Cunningham
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    iOS 5, 6, and 7 got many minor updates throughout their life cycles, but each received only one "major" update in their year or so as Apple's newest mobile operating system. iOS 5.1, 6.1, and 7.1 were all released several months after the initial release, and each update marked the point where the version became "mature." Apple is mixing things up with iOS 8. Version 8.1 is here just a month after the initial release, and plentiful evidence shows that both versions 8.2 and 8.3 are already in testing at Cupertino. It's a rapid-fire schedule more in line with iOS 4, a release in which bug…
  • Sapphire manufacturer and Apple agree to part ways “amicably”

    Megan Geuss
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Sapphire surfaces like those used on TouchID were not used for the screen on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Kārlis Dambrāns Today, synthetic sapphire manufacturer GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) and Apple announced their agreement [PDF] to dissolve their partnership amicably after GTAT filed a surprising bankruptcy claim earlier this month. The proceedings threatened to expose information about Apple's dealings with GTAT, something Apple desperately wanted to hide, as evidenced by court filings from Apple asking that its objection to GTAT's Chapter 11 proceedings be submitted in secret. Now it…
  • Early iPad Air 2 benchmark suggests tri-core CPU, 2GB of RAM

    Andrew Cunningham
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The iPad Air 2 in profile. Its new A8X chip is stacking up pretty well. Andrew Cunningham Apple's iPad Air 2 contains a new chip called the A8X, an SoC that's faster than the A7 in the original iPad Air or the iPad Mini 2 and 3 and the A8 in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Apple would only say that the chip's CPU is about 40 percent faster than the A7 and that it has a GPU that's 2.5 times faster. We haven't gotten our hands on an iPad Air 2 review unit yet, so we haven't been able to test out these claims. A test from Primate Labs' Geekbench Results Browser sheds an interesting light on the…
  • iFixit’s 2014 Mac Mini teardown shows a sealed, less-upgradeable redesign

    Andrew Cunningham
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    The 2014 Mac Mini has fewer internal components than before, which is good for Apple's manufacturing but bad for upgraders. iFixit A few months back, we weighed the pros and cons of shrinking Apple's Mac Mini. Shrinking the computer has the obvious benefits of making it smaller and thus easier to fit in more places, but we feared it would come at the cost of upgradeability and reparability. A smaller Mini would need to solder more parts to the motherboard to save space, and it could give up niceties like the second 2.5-inch drive bay that make it a nice mini-server. When Apple updated the…
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    Digg

  • Some Early Apple Pay Customers Double-Charged

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    About 1,000 Bank of America debit transactions made using  Apple 's new mobile-payment system were mistakenly duplicated.
  • Apple Launches 'Maps Connect,' Self-Service Local Listings Portal

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    Apple released a new self-service portal to add or edit local business listings: Apple Maps Connect. It’s intended for small business owners or their authorized representatives (though not agencies) to be able to quickly and easily add content directly into Apple Maps.
  • Here Are All The Places You Can Use Apple Pay

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Officially launching today, here are all the banks, apps and businesses that currently accept Apple Pay.
  • Leak Indicates Apple Pay Will Launch Next Week

    12 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    An internal memo addressed to Walgreens employees designed to prepare them for the upcoming launch of Apple Pay suggests that Apple 's new payments service might be going live on Saturday, October 18.
  • Apple Was Just Granted A Patent For A Digital Newspaper

    8 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    Apple just received a patent for what could be a revolutionary new device that they refer to as a digital periodical. The unit can also act as an advertising display for a retail store application and beyond. Apple reveals that the new device would use an advanced form of MMS to deliver the content to this new kind of device.
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    MacStories

  • Nuzzel for iPad

    Federico Viticci
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    I fell in love with Nuzzel earlier this year: I wanted an app to quickly understand what people I followed were talking about on Twitter, and I came across this simple utility to see popular links in my timeline. As I wrote in my original review: Nuzzel aggregates links shared by people you follow on Twitter over a specific period of time. Tweets containing the same link shared by multiple people are coalesced into a single article recommendation in the app, which displays the title, a brief excerpt, the source, and a count with the number of “friends” who shared the story…
  • Google Approaches Email in a New Way with Inbox

    Graham Spencer
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    Google yesterday unveiled Inbox, a new email client for Gmail that takes a different approach to email. Google frames Inbox as a product that recognises we now use email in very different ways today, but email (and email clients) have barely changed. Email started simply as a way to send digital notes around the office. But fast-forward 30 years and with just the phone in your pocket, you can use email to contact virtually anyone in the world…from your best friend to the owner of that bagel shop you discovered last week. With this evolution comes new challenges: we get more email now…
  • 24 Hours with Pixelmator for iPad

    Federico Viticci
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Announced and demoed last week on stage at Apple’s media event, Pixelmator for iPad is a powerful portable rendition of the popular (and award-winning) image editor for Mac. I’m no photographer, and I’m definitely no artist, but I wanted to get my hands (quite literally) on Pixelmator for iPad since I watched the demo video. As someone who works primarily from his iPad mini and is about to upgrade to a full-sized iPad Air 2 with faster hardware, I was eager to try this new portable version of Pixelmator for basic image editing and photo retouching needs. I’ve always…
  • Fantastical 2.2: Interactive Notifications, Share Extension, and Today Widget

    Federico Viticci
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    Fantastical, developed by Flexibits, has long been one of my favorite calendar apps for iOS. Since the app's first release over three years ago, I've come to expect my calendar to support natural language input; after the launch of version 2.0 for iPhone, Fantastical showed me why I wanted my todo list to be integrated with the calendar with excellent and seamless support for iCloud calendars and reminders in a unified experience. Reminders, however, turned out to be a problem for me as I switched to Todoist earlier this year: I've started using Sunrise – which is a great app – to…
  • Maps Connect: Apple’s Tool for Small Businesses to List on Apple Maps

    Graham Spencer
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    Greg Sterling of Search Engine Land has a great post that details how small businesses can use Apple's Maps Connect tool to add their business to the Apple Maps database. It isn't a completely new feature, as pointed out by Apple Spotlight, but new features have been added and Apple is now actively promoting the feature. This afternoon Apple notified us of a new self-service portal to add or edit local business listings: Apple Maps Connect. It’s intended for small business owners or their authorized representatives (though not agencies) to be able to quickly and easily add content…
 
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  • Apple Q414: Highest guidance error since Apple began new range-bound estimates

    MacDailyNews
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    “In Q3 2014 Apple’s revenues were 5.3% higher than the upper end of their guidance,” Horace Dediu reports for Asymco. “This is the highest error in guidance since the new range-bound reporting regime started two years ago.” “Since the newer, presumably more accurate method was introduced in 2012, the errors have decreased on average. As a result, for these two years, forecasting performance for Apple was no longer challenging,” Dediu reports. “The only questions for the analyst were how to allocate the revenues among products and to guess how many…
  • Apple orders whopping 50 million iPhone 6 units alone – not including iPhone 6 Plus – by year end

    MacDailyNews
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    “Strong demand for Apple’s iPhone 6 has boosted Pegatron Technology’s orders for 2014 and the maker is expected to ship close to 25 million units before the end of 2014, according to sources from the upstream supply chain,” Monica Chen and Joseph Tsai report for DigiTimes. “Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will also deliver about 25 million units during the period, bringing iPhone 6 overall shipments to 50 million units in 2014. These estimates do not include shipments of the iPhone 6 Plus,” Chen and Tsai report. “Compared to the US…
  • American Express and Visa love Apple Pay

    MacDailyNews
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    “Simplicity is Apple’s pitch as it leaps into mobile payments, which Forrester Research estimates will total $31 billion this year and $90 billion in 2017. So far Square, Google, and Softcard — a wallet app backed by the three largest U.S. wireless carriers — have struggled to prove to retailers that they have a winning system,” Tim Higgins and Elizabeth Dexheimer report for Bloomberg. “‘Most people that have worked on this have started by focusing on creating a business model that was centered on their self-interest instead of focusing on the user…
  • Why did IDC lowball Apple’s Mac sales by 9.7% last quarter?

    MacDailyNews
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune: For the record: • IDC estimated two weeks ago that Apple shipped 4.982 million Macs in calendar Q3 • Apple announced Monday that it actually sold 5.52 million Macs in that period “In percentage terms, IDC said Mac sales would grow 8.9% year over year in an industry that was shrinking by -1.7%,” P.E.D. reports. “As it turned out, Mac sales grew 18%.” Read more in the full article here. MacDailyNews Take: It’s interesting how these “research” outfits never seem to err by overestimating when it comes to…
  • Bank of America correcting glitch that caused 1,000 early Apple Pay transactions to be double charged

    MacDailyNews
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    According to a report from Re/code, Bank of America has identified and is correcting technical error on Bank of America’s part that caused about 1,000 Apple Pay transactions to be charged twice. Re/code cites “a person familiar with the matter.” “The company expects to have a fix in place today for the problem, which happened between the bank and at least one payment network and did not involve Apple, this person added,” Jason Del Rey reports for Re/code. Brief article in full here. MacDailyNews Take: We await CNN’s prominent retraction and apology to Apple…
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  • 4 Halloween Apps to Enjoy Any Time of the Year

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Looking for scary games? Here are several that you might find fun to play. Halloween Apps Ghostbusters Of course this Halloween app is the first on the list. What’s Halloween without ghosts, and what’s the first thing that comes to mind when it’s ghost time? You get to play as part of the Ghostbusters team…I ain’t afraid of no ghost! (Oh, and it’s free.) Five Nights at Freddy’s This sounds a tad scarier than Ghostbusters, doesn’t it? Well, according to Sammy Snyder of iPhoneFAQ, this Halloween game actually made him jump while playing it.
  • Why You Should Skip the iPad Mini 3

    Kraig Becker
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Photo courtesy of Apple Last week, Apple held a special event on its Cupertino campus to unveil several new products, including two new additions to the iPad family. At that event, both the iPad Air 2, and the iPad Mini 3 were shown off to the media for the first time, with one of those devices receiving an impressive update, while the other barely saw any significant changes at all. In fact, while it is easy to recommend the iPad Air 2 now looks like it just might be the best tablet available today, it is actually difficult to find a single good reason to recommend the Mini 3 to anyone. …
  • Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for the iPhone 6/6 Plus Available for Pre-order

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    Photography enthusiasts will be familiar with the Olloclip brand, which won the CEA Innovation Entrepreneur Award this year. With its range of products, Olloclip gave the iPhone and iPad (and Samsung, for that matter) the ability to take something different from run-of-the-mill photos. The company did so by bringing different lenses to the iPhone, lenses that are usually only available for digital cameras. With Olloclip’s success with the iPhone 4 lens, it is not surprising that they are launching a new product for the latest iPhones – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The Olloclip…
  • To the iPhone 6 Detractors: 4 Reasons Your Argument Is Invalid 

    Apple Gazette
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Editor’s note: This post was written by Jim Burch, born and raised near St. Louis. Jim developed an obsession for baseball and the Cardinals. College days brought him south to Kentucky, where he studied creative writing and journalism while working as an editor for the Murray State News. These days, he writes diverse and his specialties range from movies and television to consumer technology to health and fitness. Another year, another iPhone. Apple’s releases a new model every year around September, and this year it’s the iPhone 6, the most radical change in an Apple…
  • Apple’s Yosemite Spotlight Snoops on Your Location

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Here we go again with privacy issues, and advocates are already up in arms about the recently discovered problem that Yosemite’s Spotlight snoops on your location. That basically means that whatever search you do using Spotlight, your location data goes to Apple servers, which we know can be compromised. Source Worse, the very same data the Spotlight mines is also passed on to Microsoft. While Apple’s Terms of Service does mention this fact, I bet majority of users do not read the whole thing. TL;DR and all that. The good news is that there is a simple fix to this problem. Landon…
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  • Bank of America confirms double charges under Apple Pay, says fix is underway

    Chris Barylick
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    You can call it an Apple Pay startup glitch or an evil conspiracy, both statements would have merit. Per Re/code and 9to5Mac, some Bank of America account holders are now reporting that the new service is charging them twice for some transactions. It’s also been confirmed that Bank of America is in fact experiencing a technical error that is causing the double charges and is currently attempting to roll out a solution that will resolve the problem. The glitch was apparently the result of a miscommunication between the bank’s systems and an unnamed payment network and wasn’t…
  • BBEdit 11.0 released, adds new features, easy import for TextWrangler users

    Chris Barylick
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    You love BBEdit. And it just hit version 11. Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of BBEdit 11.0, a major upgrade to its professional strength HTML and text editor. BBEdit 11 builds on an extensively modernized foundation with newly overhauled systems for Find Differences, Clippings, and syntax coloring; and it adds dozens of enhancements and new features. The new Find Differences workflow provides a more efficient single-window presentation of results for both file and folder comparisons. A new sidebar for folder comparisons identifies mismatched files…
  • Apple announces end to SSL 3.0 notifications on October 29th in wake of POODLE vulnerability

    Chris Barylick
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:38 am
    Sometimes you’ve got to drop back and punt. Per the Apple developer web site and AppleInsider, Apple announced on Wednesday that it will be removing support for the SSL 3.0 protocol on its Apple Push Notification server. Apple will be switching off SSL 3.0 support in favor of the more secure transport layer security (TSL) protocol on Wednesday, Oct. 29, noting developers will have to build in support by that time to ensure uninterrupted push notification service continues. Apps currently using both SSL 3.0 and TSL will not be affected by the change, but those using just SSL 3.0 will…
  • iFixit completes teardown of iPad 2 Air, posts discoveries

    Chris Barylick
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    The cool cats at iFixit have torn down the iPad 2 Air and found some interesting stuff inside. Per iFixit and AppleInsider, the new tablet comes with a 9.7-inch laminated touch panel, A8X SoC, 8MP rear-facing camera, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Touch ID fingerprint reader. The shell was also redesigned, seeing the deletion of the orientation lock/mute button and minor aesthetic modifications to the speaker grille and volume control buttons. The teardown finally put a number on battery capacity, with the Air 2 sporting a 27.62 watt hour, 7,340mAh dual-cell unit, down from last year’s 32.9…
  • RapidWeaver 6 released for OS X

    Chris Barylick
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:37 pm
    On Tuesday, Realmac Software announced the release of RapidWeaver 6, a major new upgrade to the company’s long-established and hugely-popular website creation app. The new version includes more than a dozen major new features, is built exclusively for OS X Mavericks and OS X Yosemite, and a 64-bit app for the first time along with the following fixes and changes: - Built for Mavericks and Yosemite, and 64-bit - Redesigned user interface, including a Full Screen mode - Supercharged Publishing (up to 3x faster) - Five new user interface themes - New Addons Manager - Responsive Previews…
 
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  • MyMac Podcast 527: Apple Event (Mini Minimised)

    Tim Robertson
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Guy is enjoying himself somewhere in the State of Florida this week and just gives Gaz time to recompose himself, and a recent guest has kindly accepted the invitation back on. YAY TheMacMommy. Sad Face Gaz as he thinks this might be the last Mac Mini he buys, well we all know like that’s going […]
  • Self Standing Black iPad 4 Case – Review

    Steve Hammond
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Self Standing Black iPad 4 Case Price: $16.56 Company: EZ Buys Direct I was looking at a protecting case for my iPad with Retina Display (4th gen), I’ve been testing the Self Standing Black iPad 4 Case from EZ Buys Direct. The case is designed like Apple’s Smart Case series. The case is easy to […]
  • Painter 2015 – Review

    Donny Yankellow
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Painter 2015 Company: Corel Price: $429.99 Upgrade $229 I have had the pleasure of reviewing the past few releases of Corel Painter for MyMac.com and the one thing I always applauded Corel for was the fact that they didn’t release a new version every year, but they waited about two years. This allowed the software to […]
  • TechFan #182 – Been Too Long

    Tim Robertson
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Tim and David discuss the news from the Apple event this week, including the release of Yosemite, a new iMac and Mac mini, iPads, and much more. Plus, Tim has a new blog! Download and listen here RSS Feed for your podcast app Subscribe in iTunes Link: Not New Video Games (Tim’s new blog)
  • MyMac Podcast 526: Bose gets the hose on the nose

    The MyMac Podcast
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    Beats? Bose? Which one is better or right in this current cat fight? Audiophilles don’t care for either one but the GMen look at the issue and soon decide they wish they had talked about something else. Guy takes the long way home in upgrading a friend’s laptop and they both are very excited about […]
 
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  • Customizing Your Mac’s Trackpad

    Joe
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Tapping the track pad in order to click has become a very popular way for selecting application or texts when using a Macintosh. Its popularity comes from the convinces factor of not having to press down completely on the trackpad every time. However, tap to click tends to be annoying for new users, who may find themselves selecting texts or applications when not desired. Other than tap to click, the trackpad has many other potential capabilities like secondary click, zooming, rotating, and a multitude of gestures. To find these trackpad customizations locate your System Preferences…
  • Keyboard Shortcuts 101

    William Chung
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Mac has many keyboard shortcuts that help users save their time to complete various tasks. For example, command+c (Copy) and command+v (Paste), one of the most commonly used pair of shortcuts. However there are many other Shortcuts most users are not aware of. Here’s a few: Command + Control + Option + 8 (For Pranksters)  If you’re already aware of this shortcut, you’ve probably used this to prank your Mac user friends. Through this shortcut, you can invert the colors on your Mac screen. This shortcut was created to help those with visual impairments but it also provides a…
  • YouTube Going Beyond 1080p

    Joe
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    For any avid YouTube watchers, 1080p was what made the difference between a good video and a great one. But now YouTube has integrated video quality beyond measure. After 1080p comes 1440p and finally 2160p, also know as 4k, Ultra HD, and UHD. The upgrade to 4k seems great, but is it really? Although, the jump from 1080p to 2160p is noticeable, most people will not be able to experience the true clarity of 4k videos unless you have a retina display monitors or a 4k Display Monitors. Mixed in with the slower downloading speeds and older graphics cards not being able to support it. This brings…
  • For Those of You Who Have Trouble Sleeping

    Joe
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Having trouble sleeping at night? One problem might be that you are using your computer before you goto bed. Instead of going into the complex science of eye stimulation (which I do not quite understand myself), I will give you the brief over view. On f.lux’s website they explain it to us that the blue lights that your computer emit can keep you up late at night, so the purpose of f.lux was to eliminate these blue lights. They have done this by making your computers screen adapt to the time of the day. For example, on there website they state: “When the sun sets, it makes your…
  • Woodchuck Cases | Made in the USA

    Marshall
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Meet Woodchuck, where local craftsmanship, quality, and nature are blended together to produce high quality wood products to fit into your lifestyle in the form of cases and skins made out of Cedar, Bamboo, Mahogany, Walnut, and Birch just to name a few. Today we will be taking a look at the Woodchuck iPhone 5s Bamboo Wood Skin as well the Woodchuck MacBook Air Mahogany Wood Skin. In terms of style, you can’t beat Woodchuck. The look and feel of the wood surpasses most other wooden cases that I have come across in the past in both the Mahogany and Bamboo wood types. The edges were perfectly…
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  • VisionTek introduces pocket-sized USB 3.0 solid state drives 

    dsellers
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    VisionTek Products has announced the new VisionTek USB Pocket SSD line of thumb drive-sized solid state drives for creative professionals, IT power users, and "performance enthusiasts." The line is compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux systems with a USB 3.0/2.0 interface. While it’s sized like an ordinary thumb drive sporting a USB 3.0 connector, the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD’s aircraft-grade aluminum housing contains a SSD featuring a LSI SandForce controller that purportedly delivers up to 455MB/s reads and up to 440MB/s writes. read more
  • PhatWare releases WritePad handwriting recognition SDK for iOS 8

    dsellers
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    PhatWare Corp. (http://tinyurl.com/k9kq7tb) has announced its WritePad Software Development Kit (SDK), a new version of the multiplatform, multilingual handwriting recognition for iOS 8. WritePad SDK enables app developers and OEMs [original equipment manufacturers] to leverage state-of-the-art handwriting recognition software updated for iOS 8. The new version of the SDK features improved handwriting recognition engine, updated dictionaries and new sample code that leverages new features found in iOS 8. read more
  • iOS Guides launches iPad Air 2 Guide

    dsellers
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    iOS Guides has introduced its latest eBook, the iPad Air 2 Guide (http://tinyurl.com/nbj9v8l). Available in the iBookstore it covers the technologies of Apple's latest tablet, including the Retina HD display, a camera that can capture video at 120 frames-per-second, and more. It also covers iOS 8. The iPad Air 2 Guide is 217 pages and costs US$3.99.
  • GT Advanced Technologies announces settlement agreement with Apple

    dsellers
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    GT Advanced Technologies and Apple have reached a settlement agreement under which GT will wind down its sapphire materials production in the company's Mesa, AZ and Salem, MA locations. The company indicated that it will exit from the market as a producer of sapphire materials and will refocus its business as an equipment supplier, manufacturing and developing sapphire growth systems and processes. read more
  • AOC introduces 17-inch USB monitor designed as a laptop, desktop companion

    dsellers
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    AOC has debuted the AOC 17” USB Monitor (http://tinyurl.com/k2dbfq3), powered by DisplayLink Technology. It's designed for displaying visuals such as business presentations on a laptop or for adding a second monitor to your desktop for increased productivity. It's Mac and PC compatible. The widescreen monitor receives both power and signal via a single USB cable for plug-and-play connection so doesn't require a power cord or VGA cable. The monitor also comes with a foldable stand that goes from landscape to portrait view mode with auto-pivot. read more
 
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  • The Difference 30 Years Makes

    John Gruber
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Kent Akgungor: 80 of the original Macintosh displays fit within a single Retina 5K display.  ★ 
  • Gmail Inbox

    John Gruber
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Google at its best: a thorough reimagining of what email should be (along with some imitation-is-the-sincerest-form-of-flattery inspiration from Mailbox). There’s a lock-in element here, because this takes Gmail even further — a lot further — from the concepts of standard IMAP, but how can you improve email in big ways without changing email in big ways? Interesting too, that it requires a beta invitation and an altogether new app, separate from the regular Gmail app.  ★ 
  • ★ The iPad Air 2 (And a Few Cursory Words Regarding the iPad Mini 3)

    John Gruber
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:59 pm
    The relationship between the iPad and the iPhone, performance-wise, has been hard to predict. I often point out that Apple is a company of annual patterns, often predictable. There’s not much of a pattern with regard to how the iPad and iPhone relate to one another. Two years ago, when the original iPad Mini debuted, it was roughly a year behind its 9.7-inch sibling, the iPad 4. The original Mini had a non-retina display and A5 system-on-a-chip (SoC). In broad strokes, Apple took an iPad 2 and shrunk it to fit in a much smaller form factor. The iPad 4 had a retina display and an A6 SoC…
  • World Series Ballparks Are the First Pro Sports Venues to Support Apple Pay

    John Gruber
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    For the record, I’m rooting for Kansas City.  ★ 
  • The Ikealook Hotel

    John Gruber
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Speaking of Kubrick, Ikea has a little fun for Halloween.  ★ 
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    iMore - The #1 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch blog

  • Republique's third episode sneaks onto App Store

    Simon Sage
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    Republique, a beautiful stealth adventure game, has released its third episode called Ones and Zeroes. In it, you'll find new hacking abilities, a new weapon to defend yourself against the Prizrak guards, and some fantastic-looking new environments, not to mention the continuation of a superbly-written storyline. To celebrate, the first episode is now on a promotional price of $2.99, with each of the following available for $4.99 a pop, or $14.99 for the season pass, which also includes the two episodes yet to be released and developer commentary. We just did up a review of the…
  • Troubleshoot iCloud Photo Library: How to sync images from your computer or iPhoto

    Serenity Caldwell
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Apple has long had trouble balancing its iCloud sync service with manual iTunes syncing, to no one's surprise. Sync is hard, and when you offer users multiple ways to put data on their devices, something's bound to get borked in the process. iCloud Photo Library is no exception—the service isn't on the Mac yet, which means that if you want to use it on your iOS devices, it'll effectively wall off your iPhoto library from your mobile lifestyle. But we've got a few tricks to get those iPhoto images back onto your iPhone or iPad. iCloud photo limbo Normally, when you sync data via iCloud and…
  • How to turn off Find My iPhone remotely and bypass Activation Lock

    Allyson Kazmucha
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    If you're running iOS 7 or higher on your iPhone or iPad, Find My iPhone now comes with a feature called Activation Lock that prevents someone from wiping and using your device without your authorization. While it's a great theft deterrent, it can create a problem if you sell or get rid of a device before disabling Find My iPhone First. Most commonly the problem comes up with second hand iPhones that have been bought, sold, or traded. Luckily, the previous owner can deactivate Find My iPhone remotely which should then, in turn, allow you to bypass Activation Lock. What you need to know first…
  • iHeartRadio iPhone app update adds support for Apple CarPlay

    John Callaham
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    iHeartRadio has released an update to its iPhone app that adds support for Apple's CarPlay, allowing owners to use the app while they are driving with a car equipped with the company's connected car system. The iHeartRadio app allows users to access thousands of radio stations in the US via Internet streaming so having the app now support CarPlay will be a huge feature for commuters who don't want to listen to the same local radio stations time and time again. In addition to the CarPlay support, the new iHeartRadio app update adds some "OS 8 compatibility tweaks" along with a Today View…
  • How to use Family Sharing for iTunes and App Store accounts in iOS 8

    Allyson Kazmucha
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    Family Sharing is a new feature in iOS 8 that lets your entire family share purchases from both iTunes and the App Store without having to share the same Apple ID. More than that, parents require that younger children ask permission before purchasing content. You can then receive a request and either accept or deny it right from your own iPhone or iPad. To get started with Family Sharing, you'll need to perform a few steps in order to set it up. What you need to know about Family Sharing Family Sharing lets you add up to six family members. All the devices must be running iOS 8 or above in…
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    Slashdot: Apple

  • Apple 1 Sells At Auction For $905,000

    timothy
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    Dave Knott writes One of the few remaining examples of Apple Inc's first pre-assembled computer, the Apple 1, sold for $905,000 at an auction in New York on Wednesday. The final price outstrips expectations, as auction house Bonhams had said it expected to sell the machine, which was working as of September, for between $300,000 and $500,000. The buyer was The Henry Ford organization, which plans to display the computer in its museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Only 63 surviving authentic Apple 1's were listed in an Apple 1 Registry as of January out of the 200 that were built. The auctioned…
  • China Staging a Nationwide Attack On iCloud and Microsoft Accounts

    Soulskill
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:08 pm
    New submitter DemonOnIce writes: According to The Verge and an original report from the site that monitor's China's Great Firewall activity, China is conducting a large-scale attack on iCloud and Microsoft accounts using its government firewall software. Chinese users may be facing an unpleasant surprise as they are directed to a dummy site designed to look like an Apple login page (or a Microsoft one, as appropriate).Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • Barometers In iPhones Mean More Crowdsourcing In Weather Forecasts

    timothy
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    cryptoz (878581) writes Apple is now adding barometers to its mobile devices: both new iPhones have valuable atmospheric pressure sensors being used for HealthKit (step counting). Since many Android devices have been carrying barometers for years, scientists like Cliff Mass have been using the sensor data to improve weather forecasts. Open source data collection projects like PressureNet on Android automatically collect and send the atmospheric sensor data to researchers.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

    timothy
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
    fyngyrz (762201) writes It would seem that no matter how you configure Yosemite, Apple is listening. Keeping in mind that this is only what's been discovered so far, and given what's known to be going on, it's not unthinkable that more is as well. Should users just sit back and accept this as the new normal? It will be interesting to see if these discoveries result in an outcry, or not. Is it worse than the data collection recently reported in a test version of Windows?Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

    timothy
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    HughPickens.com writes Erik Karjaluoto writes that he recently installed OS X Yosemite and his initial reaction was "This got hit by the ugly stick." But Karjaluoto says that Apple's decision to make a wholesale shift from Lucida to Helvetica defies his expectations and wondered why Apple would make a change that impedes legibility, requires more screen space, and makes the GUI appear fuzzy? The Answer: Tomorrow. Microsoft's approach with Windows, and backward compatibility in general, is commendable. "Users can install new versions of this OS on old machines, sometimes built on a mishmash of…
 
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  • VisionTek introduces pocket-sized USB 3.0 solid state drives 

    dsellers
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    VisionTek Products has announced the new VisionTek USB Pocket SSD line of thumb drive-sized solid state drives for creative professionals, IT power users, and "performance enthusiasts." The line is compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux systems with a USB 3.0/2.0 interface. While it’s sized like an ordinary thumb drive sporting a USB 3.0 connector, the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD’s aircraft-grade aluminum housing contains a SSD featuring a LSI SandForce controller that purportedly delivers up to 455MB/s reads and up to 440MB/s writes. read more
  • PhatWare releases WritePad handwriting recognition SDK for iOS 8

    dsellers
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    PhatWare Corp. (http://tinyurl.com/k9kq7tb) has announced its WritePad Software Development Kit (SDK), a new version of the multiplatform, multilingual handwriting recognition for iOS 8. WritePad SDK enables app developers and OEMs [original equipment manufacturers] to leverage state-of-the-art handwriting recognition software updated for iOS 8. The new version of the SDK features improved handwriting recognition engine, updated dictionaries and new sample code that leverages new features found in iOS 8. read more
  • iOS Guides launches iPad Air 2 Guide

    dsellers
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    iOS Guides has introduced its latest eBook, the iPad Air 2 Guide (http://tinyurl.com/nbj9v8l). Available in the iBookstore it covers the technologies of Apple's latest tablet, including the Retina HD display, a camera that can capture video at 120 frames-per-second, and more. It also covers iOS 8. The iPad Air 2 Guide is 217 pages and costs US$3.99.
  • GT Advanced Technologies announces settlement agreement with Apple

    dsellers
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    GT Advanced Technologies and Apple have reached a settlement agreement under which GT will wind down its sapphire materials production in the company's Mesa, AZ and Salem, MA locations. The company indicated that it will exit from the market as a producer of sapphire materials and will refocus its business as an equipment supplier, manufacturing and developing sapphire growth systems and processes. read more
  • AOC introduces 17-inch USB monitor designed as a laptop, desktop companion

    dsellers
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    AOC has debuted the AOC 17” USB Monitor (http://tinyurl.com/k2dbfq3), powered by DisplayLink Technology. It's designed for displaying visuals such as business presentations on a laptop or for adding a second monitor to your desktop for increased productivity. It's Mac and PC compatible. The widescreen monitor receives both power and signal via a single USB cable for plug-and-play connection so doesn't require a power cord or VGA cable. The monitor also comes with a foldable stand that goes from landscape to portrait view mode with auto-pivot. read more
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  • Discarded Power Mac G5s 'Upcycled' Into Modern Office Furniture

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    Apple's Power Mac G5 has a distinctive aluminum design that was disruptive when it launched in 2003. Inspired by this milestone in design, designer Klaus Geiger has "upcycled" this aging Apple hardware into furniture because the machines are "simply too good to be disposed of." (via DesignBoom) As part of a project aptly titled "Benchmarc", Geiger has carefully created a sitting bench using a carved wooden plank that forms a bridge between two Power Mac G5 units. The machining on the wood is aligns the curve perfectly with the shape of the Power Mac chassis. Beyond benches, Geiger also has…
  • Apple to Open 25 New Stores in China Over Next Two Years, Says CEO Tim Cook

    Richard Padilla
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:58 am
    Apple will open 25 new Apple Stores in China over the next two years, according to CEO Tim Cook who spoke to Chinese news outlet Sina (via Reuters). The news comes as Cook was reported yesterday to be meeting with China's Vice Minister Ma Kai to discuss the security of user data. The CEO also tweeted a picture of himself in Zhengzhou, where he visited a Foxconn assembly factory. The Apple Store at the Hong Kong Plaza in Shanghai Apple opened its first location in China in 2008 with a store in Beijing, and has since built a number of other stores in other major areas like Shanghai, Shenzhen,…
  • Working Apple 1 Computer Sells for Record $905,000 at Auction

    Juli Clover
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    A rare working Apple 1 computer has sold for a record $905,000 at a Bonhams auction in New York, reports Reuters. Estimates suggested the motherboard might fetch between $300,000 and $500,000, but it ended up selling for far more. The motherboard is believed to be one of approximately 50 Apple 1 computers that were originally constructed by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs' garage for sale in The Byte Shop. The motherboard is numbered "01-0070." Few Apple 1 computers survive today, and the one sold at the New York auction has fetched the highest price seen yet. The…
  • Apple Opening Second Retail Store in Turkey This Saturday, October 25

    Richard Padilla
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:22 am
    Apple today confirmed on its website that it will be opening its second retail store in Turkey this Saturday, October 25. The store will be located in Istanbul's Akasya Shopping Mall, and follows the opening of the Zorlu Center Apple Store earlier this year which saw an appearance by Apple's manager of retail stores Steve Cano. Photos of the new location shared by Apple Toolbox earlier this month revealed that the store will be on one of the mall's middle floors. Apple's Zorlu Center store was noted for carrying a unique design when it opened this past April, as the company touted its cubic…
  • Apple Sells Record-Breaking 5.5 Million Macs in Q4 2014

    Richard Padilla
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Apple today announced during its earnings call that it sold 5.5 million Macs in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2014, which is the highest quarter ever for Mac sales. The 5.5 million Macs sold is up almost 1 million year-over-year and represents a 21% growth from 2013, creating $6.6 billion in sales. The company also noted that it sold a total of 19 million Macs for all of fiscal 2014, saying that sales were particularly strong for the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air. Apple launched updated models for nearly all of its Macs in 2014, aside from the redesigned Mac Pro which was released last…
 
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  • Pixelmator for iPad Hits Apple’s App Store

    Jeff Gamet
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Pixelmator for the iPad, first shown off during Apple's iPad Air 2 launch event earlier this month, hit the App Store Thursday morning. The image and photo editor has been available on the Mac for some time, but until now hasn't been an option on the iPad.The Mac Observer Spin: Pixelmator has the potential to out-Photoshop Photoshop on the iPad. That's pretty big.
  • Apple Wins GPNE Patent Lawsuit, Calls Company a Patent Troll

    Jeff Gamet
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    GPNE lost its patent infringement lawsuit against Apple on Wednesday,after which the iPhone and iPad maker promptly called the company a patent troll - a term it was barred from using during the trial. GPNE accused Apple of designing its mobile devices around its years-old pager patent and asked the court to bar the use of "patent troll" in the proceedings.The Mac Observer Spin: The only win GPNE got out of this trial was keeping Apple from calling it a patent troll in court. Turns out that was a pretty short lived victory.
  • Apple Dropping SSL 3.0 for Push Notifications in Wake of Poodle Security Flaw

    Jeff Gamet
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    Apple plans to drop support for SSL 3.0 for Push notifications following the discovery of the Poodle SSL 3.0 security flaw. The Mac, iPhone and iPad maker will transition to TLS on October 29, and is warning developers to update their apps to support the more secure protocol.The Mac Observer Spin: Heatbleed, Shellshock, and Poodle are all big security risks in SSL, so its good to see Apple and other companies actively moving away from supporting the older security protocol in favor of TLS.
  • Mark Zuckerberg Wows Chinese Crowd with 30 Minute Interview in Chinese

    Bryan Chaffin
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg went on a major charm offensive in China by giving a 30 minute interview where he answered everything in Mandarin Chinese. That was clever, for sure, but even more clever was posting a video of the interview to Facebook. The interview was at Tsinghua University in Beijing, where the university announced Mr. Zuckerberg was joining its School of Economics and Management Advisory Board. Again, clever. As noted by Wired, Facebook is banned in China-and boy, oh boy, did his Mandarin performance have this particular crowd wrapped around Mr. Zuckerberg's finger.
  • How to Use Yosemite’s New Batch-Renaming Feature

    Melissa Holt
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Yay, Yosemite's here! And Melissa Holt's all excited. For her first Quick Tip on this new version of OS X, she's chosen the new batch-renaming feature, which you can use to change a bunch of filenames at once in exactly the ways you specify. Isn't it nice when we get new abilities that were previously only available with third-party software?
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  • Apple Reports Fourth-Quarter Results

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $37.5 billion and net profit of $7.5 billion, or $1.18 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38 percent compared to 37 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $.47 per share of the…
  • Apple Introduces iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Apple has introduced iPad Air 2, the thinnest and most powerful iPad ever. The new iPad features an improved Retina display for enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colors, and better cameras for taking stunning photos and videos. Available in gold, silver, and space gray, iPad Air 2 and the new iPad mini 3 offer Touch ID and — in the U.S. — Apple Pay. “iPad is a magical piece of glass that runs more than 675,000 apps specifically designed for it, and is thin and light enough that you can comfortably hold it all day; the new iPad Air 2 is packed with amazing new innovations,…
  • Apple Pay Set to Transform Mobile Payments Starting October 20

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Apple has announced that customers can start making payments with the touch of a finger on October 20, when Apple Pay becomes available in the U.S. Apple Pay offers an easy, secure, and private way to pay using Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in stores and within apps. Users of the just-announced iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 will be able to use Touch ID on their devices for Apple Pay within apps. The new service will be enabled by a free software update to iOS 8. “Our team has worked incredibly hard to make Apple Pay private and secure, with the simplicity of a single touch of your…
  • OS X Yosemite Now Available as a Free Upgrade

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Apple has announced that OS X Yosemite, the latest major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free upgrade for Mac users from the Mac App Store. Yosemite delivers a fresh, modern look and introduces Continuity features that make it easy to hand off activities between Mac and iOS devices and even make and receive iPhone calls from your Mac. Yosemite also includes a new Today view, a redesigned Spotlight, and updated versions of Safari, Mail, Messages, and iTunes. “OS X Yosemite is the most advanced version of OS X we’ve ever built, with a…
  • Apple Introduces 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Apple has unveiled the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, featuring the world’s highest-resolution display — with 14.7 million pixels. At this resolution, text appears sharper than ever, videos are more lifelike, and you can see new levels of detail in photos. “Thirty years after the first Mac changed the world, the new iMac with Retina 5K display running OS X Yosemite is the most insanely great Mac we have ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With a breathtaking 14.7-million-pixel display, faster CPU and graphics, Fusion…
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  • iOS 8 Keyboards for Accessibility

    Ricky Buchanan
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:43 am
    Third-party custom keyboards were one of the accessibility enhancements that was most anticipated in iOS 8. Unfortunately the current implementation has significant bugs and built-in limitations that make it less useful than hoped in many cases. This article provides a general overview about what third-party keyboards can and can’t do and what bugs are currently present. Future articles in this series will examine specific custom keyboards for their accessibility features. Custom keyboards were one of the things that I was personally wishing hardest for in terms of iOS 8 accessibility,…
  • Weekend Roundup for 19 October 2014

    Ricky Buchanan
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Here are some of the best articles, links, and new products that I have spotted online in the past week or so which have some relevance to Apple products and disabled or chronically ill users … OS X Links Mac speech recognition users – make sure you’ve upgraded Dragon Dictate to 4.0.5 for Safari 7.1 Compatibility. Pretty much all of the OS X links for this week have been rolled up into the Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Accessibility Roundup. iOS Links Meet the new Connect Case for iPad – great for switch users! Connect iPad Case includes switch adapters and a speaker. nobiggi: A…
  • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Accessibility Roundup

    Ricky Buchanan
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    OS X 10.10 – Yosemite – was released today. As well as a lovely new design it’s major new drawcard is Continuity, the ability to switch between doing things on iOS devices and OS X devices seamlessly. Continuity in itself has a bunch of accessibility implications, and there are other specific accessibility advances in Yosemite as well as a bunch of general features which have accessibility implications. Continuity / Handoff Continuity is the ability to start a task on one device and easily switch to another device to finish it. The idea is that your iOS devices and OS X…
  • Stylus Options for iPad and iPhone Users: Do It Yourself

    Ricky Buchanan
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Directly touching the screen is a very easy access method for most people, and has many accessibility benefits, but for others it’s brought new accessibility challenges. This article is about custom and do-it-yourself options for styluses and pointers, including head pointers and mouth sticks. Articles in this series: Easy-grip Styluses Finger Pointers, Head Pointers, and Mouth Sticks Do-it-yourself and custom styluses and pointers The Need For Conductivity Making your own stylus isn’t too hard, but there’s one principle you need to understand first: iPhones and iPads and…
  • Weekend Roundup for 12 October 2014

    Ricky Buchanan
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Here are some of the best articles, links, and new products that I have spotted online in the past week or so which have some relevance to Apple products and disabled or chronically ill users … iOS Links Using the AAC apps list. Third Party Keyboards in iOS 8 – what’s good for accessibility? There are a lot of iOS 8 third party keyboards out now – which ones are best for accessibility? Flip Writer text-based AAC displays in two directions. Adaptxt Keyboard is a capable and free iOS 8 add-on. iOS 8 How-to: Have your iOS device read text for you. AssistiveWare’s…
 
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  • Thursday Morning News

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    We covered the Apple quarterly results yesterday, but there was a set of numbers that caught a lot of people’s eyes. Among them was TUAW who report that the total Mac sales of 5.5 million units for the quarter meant the Mac has now out sold the iPod for the first time since 2003. Whilst a bit sad for the iPod it is great news that Mac sales are growing at such a great rate. There has been quite a bit
  • Wednesday Morning News

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    After we posted the news yesterday, Apple posted it’s quarterly results. The Cupertino company posted a record Q4 profit, beat it’s own revenue forecasts and posted some impressive iPhone and Mac sales. Revenue for the quarter came in at US$42.1 Billion leading to a net profit of US$8.5 Billion. iPhone sales were 39.272 million units for the quarter (up 16.2%), Mac sales were 5.52 million (up 20.7%) and iTunes sales came in at US$4.208 Billion (yes Billions and up 8.2%). The only real down spot was iPad sales at a 12.316 million units, which was 12.5% down.
  • Tuesday Morning News

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Apple has released iOS 8.1 and you can grab it now from all the usual places. Whilst iOS 8.1 contains a host of bug fixes it is also a major update and brings iCloud iPhoto Library and is required to make continuity work between your Mac and you your iOS device. A feature many will welcome back with iOS 8.1 is the Camera Roll. With iOS 8.1 in the wild that also means Apple Pay is launched in the US, and whilst not all that exciting for us it is a big moment for Apple. So much so that Eddie Cue has told the WSJ that Apple “has a lot of work to do”.
  • Monday Morning News

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    At last the Mac Mini saw some love last week. MacRumors reports that it appears the new Mini has soldered RAM and is not user replaceable. That will be bad news for many potential users and we have already seen come reaction in various forum threads. However the good news is that the new iMac 27-inch Retina is user upgradable according
  • Friday Morning News

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Clearly the big news today is the new goodies from Apple announced at their Town Hall event overnight. You can get all the details on the new iPad’s, iMac and even the updated Mac Mini in our event summary here . As you would expect much of the news today in the Apple World is covered there but there are a few other scraps floating around, so lets get on with bringing you those.
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  • iPad Air 2 Guide – eBook released in time for launch of new device

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom – iOS Guides is today delighted to announce its latest eBook: iPad Air Guide 2. Brought to you by the expert team at iOS Guides, and written by best-selling technology author Tom Rudderham, iPad Air 2 Guide is packed with top tips and in-depth tutorials. You’ll discover the history of the iPad, how to use its magical apps, what to do if you ever have a problem with your iPad Air 2, plus a plethora of advanced tips that really enable you to make the most of your device. iPad Air is Apple’s most advanced mobile device to date. It’s packed with…
  • Introducing Pixelmator for iPad

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    London, United Kingdom – The Pixelmator Team today, is thrilled to announce Pixelmator for iPad, a groundbreaking image editor that gives everything you need to create, edit and enhance images. Pixelmator is loaded with powerful creative tools for painting, retouching, color adjustments, effects and many more. Designed from the ground up for iPad and engineered to harness the full power of 64-bit architecture, Pixelmator puts fast and powerful image editing tools right at your fingertips. Pixelmator is available from the App Store for just $4.99. “We are super excited to introduce…
  • Introducing Pixelmator for iPad

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    London, United Kingdom – The Pixelmator Team today, is thrilled to announce Pixelmator for iPad, a groundbreaking image editor that gives everything you need to create, edit and enhance images. Pixelmator is loaded with powerful creative tools for painting, retouching, color adjustments, effects and many more. Designed from the ground up for iPad and engineered to harness the full power of 64-bit architecture, Pixelmator puts fast and powerful image editing tools right at your fingertips. Pixelmator is available from the App Store for just $4.99. “We are super excited to introduce…
  • iOS app aims to reduce healthcare cost and decrease rate of suicide

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Brooklyn, New York – Available today, the ThriveTracker app offers gamified mood tracking for the iPhone and iPod touch. The ultimate goal of the app is to improve the mental health and well-being of individuals afflicted by mood disorders like Bipolar Disorder and Depression. Bipolar Disorder can cost $11,720 for a single manic episode or death for the 20% of patients that complete suicide. “I asked myself what community I would like to serve and turned inwards to reflect on my own challenges with learning to manage bipolar disorder over the past decade. ThriveTracker is our…
  • PhotoFlip! The Easiest Way to Add Notes to Photos – Pro Version released

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    New York, New York – PhotoFlip! Pro is now available! In addition to the simple, easy-to-use notation features of the free version, the Pro version adds Tagging, Multiple Selection for sharing, and Note/Tag Search. Now you can quickly and easily find any photo or group of photos based on tags you create! Can’t remember whether that statue was in Rome or Venice, or the name of the person you met last night? You need PhotoFlip! PhotoFlip! doesn’t just paste text onto your photo (but it can), it utilizes a smart database to associate a unique note with any photo in your current…
 
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  • No Macworld iWorld Expo This Year ? No Worries there's i.Business Expo

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    The i.Business Expo is designed for business professionals from all vertical markets to come out and see the latest business solutions for those using the iPad, iPhone, or Mac in their business environment. The Expo is a day full of keynote speakers, seminars, and round table discussions, as well as an Exhibitor Technology Fair with vendors from the industry showcasing their latest solutions. Shows are co-located on the floors of Major Small Business Expos & IT Conferences across North America.
  • iPad Air 2 Guide - eBook released in time for launch of new device

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    iOS Guides today introduces its latest eBook, iPad Air 2 Guide. Available in the iBookstore this brand new title by the expert team at iOS Guides is packed with the latest technologies, including the Retina HD display, a camera that can capture video at 120 frames-per-second, and much more. iPad Air 2 Guide is concise and jargon-free, enabling readers to become proficient with iOS 8 and the hardware in next to no time. It's also packed with large color images to explain tips and tutorials.
  • TEN Extends HIPZONE Partnership For Cloud-Based Software Platform

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    HIPZONE Inc. announced that it has extended its contract to TEN: The Enthusiast Network. The new agreement is unprecedented in its length for a cloud-based software product. TEN selected IMP due to the software's inherent support for this new, flexible approach to content development. TEN had previously been engaged with HIPZONE to license Integrated Media Planner (IMP) for two years. Integrated Media Planner has made "Content First" strategy possible for the publisher.
  • Introducing Pixelmator for iPad

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    UK based Pixelmator Team today, announces the release of Pixelmator for iPad, an image editor that gives everything you need to create, edit and enhance images. The app makes it easy to do precise or artistic color corrections and comes with a set of top-quality retouching tools so you can easily make every picture absolutely stunning. Designed from the ground up for iPad, Pixelmator puts powerful image editing tools right at your fingertips.
  • iOS app aims to reduce healthcare cost and decrease rate of suicide

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    ThriveStreams Inc. today introduces ThriveTracker 1.0.0, its new gamified mood tracking app for iPhone and iPod touch devices. Offering proactive management of Bipolar Disorder and Depression, ThriveTracker helps users to record key data points to improve the tracking and management of their mood. This simple and rewarding app collects self care data for meditation, exercise, and journaling. Users can easily track their mood, sleep, therapy and journal about their progress.
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  • Jagged Alliance: Flashback Officially Live

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    October 23, 2014 6:00 AMbitComposer and Full Control's Jagged Aliance: Flashback is now "officially live" and is available for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. Flashback is a reboot of the classic Jagged Alliance turn-based tactical action series. Like its predecessors, the game will put players in control of a squad of mercenaries and give them the chance to manage their activities both on and off the field of battle.We are proud to announce that we have finally left the confines of development. Most of you have been actively supporting our project - some even from day one. We really…
  • Warlock 2, Wrath Of The Nagas, And Spell Pack Released

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    October 23, 2014 6:00 AMParadox Interactive and InoCo have announced the release of Warlock 2: The Exiled for Mac, as well as the just launched Wrath of the Nagas expansion and Spectacular Spell Pack DLC. The fantasy turn-based strategy game challenges players to build a mighty army and wield spells and blades to defeat The United One and his four Vicars. Wrath of the Nagas pits players against the monstrous forces of the fearsome Nagas. The Spectacular Spell Pack combines five smaller spell packs, each with its own theme.Warlock 2: The ExiledThe worlds have been shattered, and you have been…
  • Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Fall Of The Samurai Coming This Fall

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    October 23, 2014 6:00 AMFeral Interactive has announced that the historical strategy game Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai will be released for Mac this Fall. Developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA for Windows, Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai is the standalone expansion pack for Total War: SHOGUN 2, brought to the Mac by Feral earlier this year.“In Fall of the Samurai, players will need ingenuity, skill and daring to ensure their battlefield tactics keep up with fast-advancing military technology," said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral…
  • Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Hits Macs This Fall

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    October 23, 2014 6:00 AMAspyr Media, in partnership with 2K and Firaxis Games, has announced that Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth will be launching on Steam for both Mac and Linux and on Apple’s Mac App Store this holiday season. The Mac and Linux versions will retain the same features and gameplay as the Windows PC version, while also offering cross-platform multiplayer via Steam. The new science fiction-themed entry in the award-winning Civilization franchise will send players on an expedition from Earth to explore and colonize an alien planet in the hope of creating a new…
  • Door Kickers Leaves Early Access Behind

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    October 23, 2014 6:00 AMKillHouse Games' Door Kickers has left Early Access and is available to purchase at Mac Game Store. Featuring a top down perspective Door Kickers puts the players in charge of planning routes, choosing equipment, coordinating movements, and executing the plan to save the hostages.Door Kickers moves on from Early Access. For those that actually play each version, what’s new? The Campaign is IN. You have 3 campaigns now, with more to come! We’ve also changed the way Single Missions count now - troopers deaths are no longer saved in those. Think of Single Missions as…
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  • Tim Cook meets Chinese vice premier following iCloud attacks

    Kenny Hemphill
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    Apple CEO Tim Cook flew to Beijing and met with Chinese vice premier Ma Kai today to discuss user privacy following reports that the Chinese government had been behind a phishing attack on iCloud users in China. According to Xinhuanet, the two men ‘exchanged views on protection of users’ information during their meeting in Zhongnanhai, the central authority’s seat.’ ‘They also exchanged views on strengthening cooperation in information and communication fields,’ it added. Apple confirmed yesterday that there had been an attempt to steal user data by using a…
  • Apple issues advice on avoiding phishing after attacks in China

    Kenny Hemphill
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Apple has published advice on its website on how users should protect themselves from phishing attacks after confirming that hackers had attempted to intercept traffic destined for iCloud.com. The phishing attack was first reported Great Fire, which monitors sites blocked by the Chinese government, and also by 9to5Mac. According to Great Fire, the Chinese government used its ‘great firewall,’ which filters internet traffic in China, to redirect requests for iCloud.com to another site, designed to look like Apple’s property. It then attempted to harvest user names and…
  • Bumper Mac sales help propel Apple to another record quarter

    Kenny Hemphill
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Apple reported another record-breaking financial quarter this evening and the Mac was the star of the show. Unit sales of 5.5m, a year-on-year increase of 21%, means that Mac sales continue to grow faster than the wider PC market. During a conference call with analysts following the announcement, CEO Tim Cook said that ‘winning’ the back to school quarter would mean the Mac recorded its highest market share since 1995. iPhone sales were up 16% year-on-year, better than Wall Street had predicted, but sales of the iPad disappointed again and were down 13% year-on-year. Cook…
  • iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 launched with iOS 8.1 due in Monday

    Kenny Hemphill
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Apple’s worst kept secret in several years was confirmed today when it announced it would start taking orders for two new additions to the iPad range tomorrow. The iPad Air 2 is thinner and lighter than its predecessor and, said Apple, has a display which has ‘enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colors.’ The Air 2 also has better cameras and the TouchID sensor on the Home button. It’s available in three colours, Space Gray, Silver, and Gold. And there are three storage capacities available; 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB. ‘iPad is a magical piece of glass that runs…
  • Apple announces Retina 27in iMac and updates Mac mini

    Kenny Hemphill
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Apple has announced a Retina display version of the iMac at its special event in California. The new iMac has what Apple called ‘the world’s highest resolution display with a breathtaking 14.7 million pixels.’ The resolution of that Retina display is 5120 x 2880, which means it has four times as many pixels as the regular 27in iMac, and 67% more than a 4K display, according to Apple. ‘Thirty years after the first Mac changed the world, the new iMac with Retina 5K display running OS X Yosemite is the most insanely great Mac we have ever made, said Phil Schiller, Apple’s…
 
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  • Apple’s iPad/iMac event – The Good, The Bad, and the Meh

    Dr. Macenstein
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    Hmmm. Apple’s iPhone 6/Apple Watch event was pretty amazing, so today’s iPad/iMac event has some pretty big shoes to fill in terms of surprises and perceived “WOW!” factor. Did it deliver? Well, let’s find out by examining what I found Good, Bad, and Meh about the iPad/iMac event. The Good The new iMac: It has […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Nosferatu Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    NOSFERATU DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 13 Hours BUY-IT Price: Can currently only be unlocked via completing the Candy Bash Challenge HOW TO BREED: Nosferatu and Nosferatu / Otherwise Can currently only be unlocked via completing the Candy Bash Challenge (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Ragnarok Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    RAGNAROK DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 39 Hours, 27 minutes Hours BUY-IT Price: 1,300 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Lava and Ruin / Blue Fire and Root / Watch and Mountain (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Mirror Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    MIRROR DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 14 Hours BUY-IT Price: 1,000 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Light and Metal / Palladium and Radiant (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to discover the latest […]
  • Release Siri’s Wild Side with Mouthy

    Dr. Macenstein
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Apple’s Siri has some cute little Easter Eggs built in to her programming that let you ask her all sorts of inappropriate questions and get back some mildly amusing, PG-13 answers. But what if you want to see what Siri would sound like all grown up? And drunk? Well, now you can, with Mouthy (free […]
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  • Peppermint 1.0 - The eco-friendly & versatile Code Editor. (Commercial)

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Peppermint is the freshest, eco-friendly Code Editor for your Mac. Features: 50+ different syntaxes supported 10+ different themes Lots of different plugins/tools for everything you need Instantly Run/Preview your code, without ever living Peppermint Include FTP/SFTP mapping support Live JavaScript console Fully customiseable & scriptable Advanced Editing: Snippets, Autocompletion, Multiple cursors Specs Supported: ActionScript, Ada, AppleScript, Assembly x86, Bash, C#, C++, C, COBOL, CSS, Clojure, CoffeeScript, ColdFusion, D, Erlang, Forth, Go, HTML, Haml, Haskell, Image, JSON, JSP, Java,…
  • Mach Desktop 2.05 - Use Quartz Compositions, videos, or Web pages as wallpaper. (Commercial)

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    Mach Desktop brings your desktop to life with Quartz Compositions, Quicktime Movies, or Web pages. Mach Desktop also comes built-in with over 20 stunning Quartz Compositions and over 5 beautiful Quicktime movies. You can, of course, choose your own Quartz Composition, Quicktime movie, or Web page to put on the desktop as well. Unlike all other desktop applications which only offer one of these three media types, Mach Desktop offers all three media types in a single convenient application. Mach Desktop also introduces a concept called the desktop utility, where you can have commonly used…
  • iMediaHUD 2.0.2 - Free multimedia file inspector. (Free)

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    iMediaHUD gives extended information about video and audio media files: just drag and drop media files or folders containing media files onto the main window. You can open as many info windows as you like in order to compare files easily.Version 2.0.2: - Fixed issue opening second window to compare. Updated to the latest Mediainfo version. OS X 10.7 or later Download Now
  • Lingo 2.0.1 - IRC chat client. (Free)

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Lingo is an IRC chat client designed with simplicity in mind that is ideal for both novice and expert users. It supports multi-server connections, notifications, auto completion, inline images, SSL encryption, ZNC, UTF-8 display, mIRC colours, colour preferences, themes, dark mode, customised CTCP replies, DCC Chat, DCC File Transfers, URL Catcher, AppleScript (commands and events), IRC URI Scheme, SOCKS and HTTP proxy servers, and much more.Version 2.0.1: Fixed issue with window position not being restored on startup Fixed issue with message count not showing as red on highlights Fixed issue…
  • Smart Scroll 4.0b12 - Scroll more smoothly, more quickly, and more comfortably (beta). (Shareware)

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    Smart Scroll makes scrolling smoother, faster, and more comfortable. Features: Scroll Wheel+ & Multi-Touch+: smoother, more comfortable and/or faster scrolling for your trackpad or mouse. Try it! Hover Scroll: just hover the cursor near the top or bottom of a window and relax, no need to keep scrolling! Auto Scroll: read more comfortably with automatic, hands-free scrolling! Grab Scroll: the best way to scroll with a graphics tablet or regular mouse! Scroll Keys: scroll from the keyboard with the same keys in all applications. Improves even the latest trackpads and mice! Other features…
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    World of Apple

  • Apple Announces Q414 Revenue of $42.1bn, FY14 Revenue Tops $182bn

    Alex Brooks
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Apple’s fiscal year revenue between 2000 and 2014 Apple today announced financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2014 which ran from July 1, 2014 until September 27. The quarter also marks the end of Apple’s financial year. For the quarter Apple posted revenue of $42.1 billion and net quarterly profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share (adjusted for stock split). These results compare to revenue of $37.5 billion and net profit of $7.5 billion, or $1.18 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. For the fiscal year Apple made a total of $182.79bn in revenue,…
  • A Look Ahead at Apple’s Q4 2014 Results, Is the iPad a Fad?

    Alex Brooks
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:28 pm
    On Monday Apple will report its Q4 2014 fiscal results, the quarter that ended on September 30 marks an important one as it takes in the majority of Apple’s back to school season. Notably the quarter only includes about a week and half of iPhone 6 sales, it’s unknown how much detail Apple will go into about the success of the launch so far—at last week’s media event the company failed to give any numbers. Let’s explore some elements of Apple’s results release; namely the ever slumping iPad sales number, the end of year total, and the analyst estimates. iFad?
  • Ahead of Apple’s iPad Event

    Alex Brooks
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:01 pm
    iPad Air 2 with Touch ID | Image from video of dummy model Unlike Apple’s September it sure feels like the October 16 event that Apple has planned has snuck up on us all. This has nothing to do with the fact that Tuesday this week has sailed past and the event is in fact being held on a Thursday, a very rare occasion indeed (Wednesday’s are common for iPad events, Monday the default for WWDC but Thursday I’ve never known). In fact it’s fair to say that neither the rumour mill or the general public is hyped up about tomorrow’s Apple event, so will they in fact…
  • Think 2021

    Alex Brooks
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Apple Watch announced on September 9, 2014. Showing all three editions: Watch, Watch Sport, and Watch Edition It was a day steeped in history, on the very stage where Steve Jobs originally announced the Macintosh in 1984, and the iMac in 1998, Tim Cook mentioned Steve on stage for the first time since his death two years ago. There were also glimpses and references to an Apple of the past; an image of the original mouse, a picture of the first iPhone, and of course a performance from U2. Of that history, 2007 springs to mind. When doing the rumour roundups ahead of Tuesday’s event I was…
  • Watch Out!

    Alex Brooks
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    Apple CEO, Tim Cook shows his Nike Fuelband at D11 As the age old saying goes, there is no smoke without fire—and my eyes sting because it’s really, really smoky round these parts. The last couple of months have reminded me of the lead up to January 2007, and maybe even more early 2010. The Apple rumour game, and arguably the world of technology were very different back then though. As I sat on the concrete floor outside a conference centre in San Francisco on a frigid January morning in 2007 I remember discussing what Steve Jobs would get up on stage and announce later that day, Digg…
 
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    macZOT!

  • Tenorshare Music Cleanup for Mac

    MacZOT
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Tenorshare Music Cleanup for Mac Clean up and organize your iTunes music library easily! Normally: $39.95 ZOT Price: $9.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Tenorshare Music cleanup for Mac is an excellent iTunes library cleaner which helps to clean up and organize your iTunes library. It does the job by deleting iTunes duplicates, fixing missing and mislabeled music info, like artist, album art, song name, genre, year, etc. It also cleans local music library by removing duplicates.   What Tenorshare iTunes Music Cleanup for Mac can do for you? Remove Duplicate Tracks on iTunes This…
  • 104 Awesome Halloween Vector Elements – For Just $10

    MacZOT
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    104 Awesome Halloween Vector Elements – For Just $10 Normally: $50.00 ZOT Price: $10.00 Click to macZOT!   DesignTNT is back with an awesome deal for the most awaited event of October: the spooky Halloween! I’m talking about a collection of 104 top-quality Halloween Vector Elements of great use, especially now, when this holiday is getting so close. With this set alone you will be able to create hundreds of unique, premium designs that will help you stand up in the crowd. You can use them for greeting cards, illustrations, flyers, product packaging, banners and…
  • Get 100 Halloween Vector Illustrations with an Extended License for Only $5.99

    MacZOT
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Get 100 Halloween Vector Illustrations with an Extended License for Only $5.99 Normally: $400.00 ZOT Price: $5.99 Click to macZOT!   We featured this deals a couple of days ago, but decided to bring it back for another week because a lot of people wanted to get it but didn’t manage to do it.  I’m talking about a set of 100 top-quality Halloween illustrations at an exceptional price – only $5.9! Yes, you heard me right: $5.9 for 100 vector illustrations that usually would cost you $400! They’ll be extremely useful when you lack time and need to finish a…
  • Declutter

    MacZOT
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Declutter Keep your desktop organized and clean! Normally: $14.99 ZOT Price: $7.49 Click to macZOT!   Declutter is an solution to Desktop Clutter, that every Mac user faces.Declutter helps you to create Smart folders with rules based on file names and extensions. It automatically keeps your desktop organized and clean. Beautiful Desktop We all love when we buy our new Mac. It is the face of the device. Declutter helps you to keep it that way and even makes it more beautiful. Smart Folders Declutters helps you to create beautiful and intelligent folders in your desktop. Each folder is…
  • Big Graphics Bundle

    MacZOT
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Big Graphics Bundle Over 6,400 awesome clipart graphics and textures Normally: $94.95 ZOT Price: $29.99 Click to macZOT!   Don't miss out on your best chance to stock up on our best graphics.  With the Big Graphics Bundle, you'll get: Over 6,400 premium graphics, clipart and backgrounds A huge variety of styles - nature, sports, people and all-purpose graphics for any occasion There are 5 completely unique graphic collections included in this bundle, which are perfect for almost any project.  Collections included are:   Nature Art  - 1,300+…
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    MacBlogz

  • Rite Aid Disables Apple Pay Support After Initially Accepting Payments

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    A growing number of Apple Pay users are angry with retailer Rite Aid following the reported disabling of the mobile payment service within the past 24 hours. Apple Pay should technically be compatible with any point-of-sale systems supporting NFC technology, but customers who made successful Apple Pay payments earlier this week have found their payments were being denied yesterday and today. Among the disgruntled users was Josh Hundall, who shared his experiences and his conclusions that Rite Aid is deliberately crippling its payment systems to prevent Apple Pay transactions. Today, Allison…
  • Confirmed: Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin penned biopic

    Yoni Heisler
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    It's confirmed, folks. Academy Award winning actor Christian Bale will be taking on the role of Steve Jobs in the upcoming Aaron Sorkin penned biopic on the Apple co-founder. Bloomberg confirmed the news early on Thursday, with Sorkin himself noting...
  • iFixit teardown of iPad Air 2 reveals 2GB of RAM, smaller battery

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    As soon as Apple's iPad Air 2 started landing in retail stores on Wednesday, the teardown experts at iFixit got a hold of Apple's newest tablet to examine its internal hardware. According to iFixit, the Air 2 sets a new bar for thinness with a 6.1mm...
  • Nike CEO Hints at Continued Partnership With Apple to Develop Stylish Fitness Wearables

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    Nike CEO Mark Parker sat down with Bloomberg's Stephanie Ruhle to discuss the company's brand and product strategy (via The Guardian). During the 13-minute-long "Market Makers" segment, Parker confirmed that he is bullish on Apple and the wearables market, hinting at a continued partnership between the two companies at the 9:45 mark. Though Nike recently discontinued further development on its FuelBand fitness wearables, the sports and fitness company is not ready to abandon the wearables market, instead waiting for the market to mature beyond it current geeky status. "I think it’s going to…
  • Rumor Roundup: More questionable reports

    Chris Rawson
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Microsoft's pulse-tracking smartwatch rumored to land in time for holidays ahead of Apple Watch (9to5 Mac) Source: "People familiar with the matter" Chance it's true: Oh, it's too good not to be true. So here's the question: will this rumored...
 
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2014.10.17 - Apple's 10.16.2014 Event

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:24 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 503. Apple's next event 10.16.2014. Updates on Apple Pay and the Apple Watch. Brand new iPads in the form of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. An awesome new Retina 5K iMac and the updated Mac mini. Plus, Kelly Guimont from The Mac Observer stops in to share her thoughts and the latest new tech from Apple. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsor: lynda.com - Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video tutorials. Visit lynda.com/maccast to start your free trial. Shownotes in: HTML…
  • Maccast 2014.10.06

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 502. Mac.BackDoor.iWorm. Next Apple Event this month. Details on the iPhone 6. Apple’s plans for Beats. Case for a $15K Apple Watch. Explaining the "Shellshock" vulnerability. Managing iOS 8 bugs. Removing photos from 'Recently Added'. Use Speak Screen in iOS 8. Limiting Apple Mail storage. 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 Shownotes in: HTML or OPML Subscribe to the Podcast Feed…
  • Maccast 2014.09.24 - Three Amigos

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek), David Sparks, and Ken Ray
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 501. This week a special Three Amigos episode. I'm joined by David Sparks (MacSparky) and Ken Ray (Mac OS Ken) as we discuss the latest happenings in the world of Apple. In this episode we cover the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, Bendgate, Apple Pay, and the upcoming Apple Watch. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Smile - smilesoftware.com MacPaw - CleanMyMac 2 Shownotes in: HTML or OPML Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
  • Maccast 2014.09.18 - Show 500!

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:37 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 500. Pre-ordering the iPhone. Same old experience. iPhone 6 in more countries soon. iOS 8 is out. Cools stuff and warnings. New iCloud pricing. In wake of 'nudegate' Apple beefs up iCloud security. Learning more about Apple Watch. U2 deal and fallout. What’s next for Apple? Your thoughts on Apple the Apple. Not all iPhone 6's seem to have 20 LTE bands. What happened to the Camera Roll? How will Apple Pay work? Battery, fan, or display issues? Reset your SMC. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks…
  • Maccast 2014.09.10 - Apple's 09.09.2014 Event

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 499. Apple just had their amazing 9.9.2014 event where we were able to hear about the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, Apple's new mobile payment system, Apple Pay, and the incredible new Apple Watch. This episode has your complete rundown of all the new stuff along with some things not revealed at the event and my own reactions as well as some of yours. 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…
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    Mac Tutorials - HD

  • 0473 - OS X 10.10 Yosemite Part 1 - Installation [HD - Free Tutorial]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    OS X Yosemite 10.10 is here! There's lots to cover in Apple's latest operating system but let's start at the beginning. In this episode we start off with the basics, preparing for OS X Yosemite and installation. The installation section covers both a standard upgrade as well as a fresh install.
  • 0472 - FileVault - Security Through Encryption [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If you have sensitive data stored on your Macbook, you may want to consider installing FileVault. FileVault is a encryption tool built into OSX. Rather than encrypting individual files or folders, FileVault encrypts the entire bootable volume, with the option to encrypt other volumes as well. Using a strong encryption password, you can prevent access to your data if your Macbook is lost or stolen.
  • 0471 - MoneyWell - Personal Finance Budgeting [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    MoneyWell is one of the most respected personal finance applications for the Mac. Using a unique approach of using "buckets" for your various budgets, it allows to to easily keep track of income and expenditure, ensuring you remain on budget.
  • 0470 - BetterTouchTool & Leap Motion Controller [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Gestures on the Magic TrackPad are all well and good, but they are a bit limited. In this episode, I take a look at creating custom gestures using BetterTouchTool (BTT). You're only limited by your imagination as BTT includes support for a wide range of actions as well as custom keyboard shortcuts. As well as the Magic TrackPad, you can also use it on your Magic Mouse, MacBook TrackPad or even the Leap Motion Controller. I also include a short video snippet of the leap Motion Controller in action, being controlled by BetterTouchTool gestures.
  • 0469 - Drop Shadow and AppDelete [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Two desktop utilities in this week's show: **Drop Shadow** - Create drop shadows, frames and borders with this simple to use utility, **App Delete** - Don't just delete the application, delete all the cruft that goes with it. AppDelete will search out all the hidden files that comprise an installed application and delete the lot. It will also allow you to delete and archive, allowing you to re-install the application at any time in the future.
 
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    MyAppleSpace: All Site Activity

  • Update by Brian

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    Brian created a new photo album Tim Cook with Government officials
  • Update by Brian

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:37 am
    Brian bookmarked Apple responds to Spotlight Suggestions 'backlash,' says personal data collection limited
  • Update by Daniel Black

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Daniel Black posted to the http://www.myapplespace.com/thewire/view/30117
  • Update by Brian

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:39 am
    Brian bookmarked Meet the World’s First Alternative to Dialing 911
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    19 Oct 2014 | 1:33 am
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    Softpedia News > Apple

  • iPad Air 2 Is the Fastest Tablet on the Market – Benchmarks

    Softpedia News (Cosmin Vasile)
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Some customers will always put specs over functionality, and in some cases even above their needs. Techies will always prefer the most powerful devices that are available on the market and will always wait for benchmarks before making their purchase. The same goes for the tablet market where competition is fierce between Android and iOS-powered slates. The fact that Apple and Google announced their new flagship tablets less than one week from each other says a lot about the importance both co... (read more)
  • Here Are the Apple Pay Apps Currently Available Today

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Apple has opened up a new category of apps on the iTunes App Store. Dubbed “Buy with Apple Pay,” this new section is home to but a handful of apps that support the new system, but we expect the list to grow as developers begin to support it. “Apple pay is the easy, secure, and private way to check out in apps using Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Discover apps that let you buy with Apple Pay and come back as more are added,” says Apple. Apps you can use today It isn’t clear why Appl... (read more)
  • Apple Addresses 7 New Vulnerabilities in iOS, Apple TV Software

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    iOS 8.1 arrived with a great deal of enhancements yesterday, but few people noticed that it also contained quite a few security fixes. Even less people noticed that a new Apple TV firmware had been released alongside that update, also containing patches for some recently found vulnerabilities. With the release of these two updates yesterday, Apple closed a total of seven holes discovered in recent weeks in the two OSes. iOS 8.1 patches five flaws, whereas Apple TV 7.0.1 mitigates only two. T... (read more)
  • Apple’s Best Mail App Ever, Now in OS X 10.10

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    With the release of Yosemite this month, Apple introduced a whole range of new features as well as updated apps. One of the apps that got a makeover in the process of developing Yosemite was Mail. I hear a lot of people prefer third-party solutions over Apple’s own Mail app. Personally, I love it. I won’t go into the details, but I will say that, thanks to Yosemite, I have yet another reason to stick by its side. Markup Mail in Yosemite comes with this awesome Markup feature that lets you a... (read more)
  • Apple Closer than Ever to Axing the iPod

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    It’s sad every time we hear that the iPod is slowly dying on us. Once a landmark of portable technology, the iconic media players are slowly falling into oblivion. The reason? Most likely, the iPhone. According to the latest conference call discussing Apple’s quarterly earnings, the iPod has again registered slender sales (if you can call 2.6 million a small number), about 24 percent lower than the year-ago-quarter. Mind you, this happens every quarter (albeit with some fluctuating numbers),... (read more)
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    9to5Mac

  • Facebook releases ‘Rooms’ for iPhone, a chat room app that lets you go anonymous

    Jordan Kahn
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    Facebook is today unveiling the latest app being released under the company’s Creative Labs project that recently released the new Paper, Slingshot, and Mentions apps. The new app, called Rooms, is described by Facebook as a meeting place inspired by early Internet chatrooms and web communities: Rooms lets you create places for the things you’re into, and invite others who are into them too. A room is a feed of photos, videos, and text – not too different from the one you have on Instagram or Facebook – with a topic determined by whoever created the room. Early users have…
  • Apple iPad mini 3 unboxing and first impressions (Video)

    Dom Esposito
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    Along with Apple’s iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 3 also hit store shelves during a silent weekday release. If you don’t currently own an iPad mini, it’s probably a better time than ever to pick one up, but I wouldn’t really recommend getting Apple’s latest and greatest. Let me tell you why… Inside of the iPad mini 3, you’ll find a dual-core Apple A7 chip clocked at 1.3GHz, 1GB of RAM, a quad-core PowerVR G6430 GPU, and a 6,470 mAh battery. The iPad mini’s Retina display is 7.9-inches with a resolution of 1,536 x 2,048 (324 ppi). On the back side…
  • Continuity Activation Tool enables Handoff/Instant Hotspot/AirDrop features on unsupported Macs

    Jordan Kahn
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Apple decided not to support all Bluetooth 4.0 capable Macs for its new Continuity features in OS X Yosemite for undisclosed reasons, but it is possible to get the feature up and running on some older, unsupported Macs. Previously it required a bit of manual tinkering, but now a utility called OS X Continuity Activation Tool makes the process much easier. It’s an all-in-one app to activate and diagnose OS X 10.10 Continuity (Handoff/Instant Hotspot/Airdrop iOS<->OSX) on older Mac configurations. I’ve been working on it for the past few weeks and tested it successfully on…
  • List of banks that will support Apple Pay in coming weeks/months

    Joe Rossignol
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    Visa has published a list of banks and financial institutions that will support Apple Pay in the United States “in the coming weeks,” while MasterCard has it’s own list of supported banks arriving in the coming months. The mobile payments service officially launched on Monday, October 20th and currently supports cards issued by Bank of America, Capital One, Citi Bank, Chase and Wells Fargo Bank. A full list of banks coming soon from Visa and Mastercard below: Visa: 1st Colonial Community Bank 1st Community Federal Credit Union A+ Federal Credit Union Actors Federal Credit…
  • iHeartRadio iPhone app updated w/ CarPlay support & Today widget

    Zac Hall
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    iHeartRadio, the Internet radio streaming app, is out with a new version for iPhone today adding a couple of new features for listeners. First up is support for Apple’s CarPlay feature for CarPlay-equipped vehicles. This presents an optimized version of the iPhone app on CarPlay equipped cars’ built-in screens when connected to the iPhone making it easier to navigate and control the app when driving. Apple has mentioned that iHeartRadio is a supported CarPlay app since the re-branded feature was introduced earlier this year, but support was not yet available when we reviewed…
 
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    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • What Is iCloud Drive & How Does It Work?

    Bakari Chavanu
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    If you have updated your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8, and your Mac to OS X Yosemite, then you’re ready for Apple’s iCloud Drive. But what is it, and why should use it? iCloud Drive is one of several ways to store, sync, and update data between your Apple (and even Windows) devices. Apple has now updated its cloud storage system to make it more visible and accessible to users and third-party developers. It’s time to see how iCloud Drive works. How to Set Up iCloud Drive If you’re a new user of Apple devices, and you have an Apple ID account, you...Read the full article:…
  • These Notification Centre Widgets Make Dashboard Irrelevant

    Justin Pot
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Replace all of your Mac’s Dashboard widgets using the new Today view in Yosemite. Here’s where to find Notification Centre widgets for sports scores, currency value, package tracking, and literally anything you can get by typing a Terminal command. The Dashboard is dying. Most users ignore it, and not many developers are building things for it. Apple knows this, and added an option to Yosemite to turn the Dashboard off altogether. Of course, there might be some Dashboard widgets you actually still use – I know there were for me. Which is where the new Today view in Notification…
  • What Does Continuity Mean for Yosemite & iOS 8?

    Matt Smith
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    OS X 10.10, better know as Yosemite, is a major Mac update that offers numerous features never seen before in an operating system. One of the most important is Continuity. While the name is slick and simple it actually represents a variety of interconnected features across the entire operating system that make using an iPhone or iPad alongside OS X easier than ever before. What does Continuity do, and does it work? Here’s what you need to know. Calls & Text Messages The most prominent feature of Continuity is its ability to turn your Mac running OS X Yosemite into an...Read the…
  • How To Install OS X Yosemite & Save The Installer

    Tim Brookes
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Hot on the heels of iOS 8 and a couple of new iPhones comes Apple’s latest release of OS X 10.10, codename “Yosemite”. As if that wasn’t enough, the company has also rewritten Christmas lists around the world by refreshing its iPad and iMac range too. OS X 10.10 Yosemite is free, comes with a brand new look, and is packed with features and security improvements over its predecessor, Mavericks. Here’s how to install it right now, as well as a look at the latest changes in Cupertino’s hardware line-up. OS X Yosemite Released We’ve taken a…
  • 5 Games From The 90s You Can Play On Your Mac Today

    Matthew Hughes
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ah, the 90s. They were wonderful, weren’t they? Nirvana released Nevermind. People started to get online. Everyone was sure the impending Y2K bug was going to bring Western civilization to its knees. Those were the days. You know what else was great? Games. The 90s produced some of the most cerebral, innovative games the world has ever seen. And many of them can be played on a modern Mac. Are you bored of endless rehashing Call of Duty? Want to play something interesting and fun? Here are 5 of the best you can play on your Mac, right now. Sid...Read the full article: 5 Games From The…
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    ifoAppleStore

  • Retail Financials Up, But To Be Reported No More

    Gary Allen
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Amid the announcement of very positive quarterly financials results for both Apple and its retail stores today, company executives revealed a major change in how retail profit and loss will be reported starting in fiscal 2015—the company will no longer break out the results separately. Instead, retail store financials will be reported within the company’s existing geographic segments, ending the 13-year practice of allowing investors and analysts to judge the figures and make quarterly comparisons. Executives did not explain why they decided to cloak its retail store financials,…
  • Planning Begins For Apple Store In Nordic Region

    Gary Allen
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Two years after pushing the boundaries of the Apple store region northward to include Sweden, the company is making plans to expand the chain into the adjacent country of Finland, the most sparsely-populated country in the European Union. In fact, with just 5.5 million residents, Finland would be the smallest country on earth with an Apple store among the 15 countries now being served. According to sources, Apple is taking steps to prepare its point-of-sale (POS), personnel scheduling, Concierge and EasyPay computer systems to operate in the country, including software translations into…
  • Apple Watch Makes Debut at Fashion Store

    Gary Allen
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
    In a unusual but understandable twist, the Apple Watch made its retail store debut not in one of Apple’s own stores, but under glass inside a Collette fashion store in Paris on Tuesday. The public event included invited guests from the world of fashion, Apple Sr. VP Design Jony Ive and newly-hired designer Marc Newson. It’s the first time the company has used another retailer to pre-promote a product and, significantly, was Apple’s first entrée into the world of fashion retailing. The Apple Watch won’t be available until early 2015, and there’s wide…
  • Book Reveals Genesis of Fifth Avenue Store

    Gary Allen
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:23 am
    The Fifth Avenue Apple store in New York City is arguably the most iconic retail space in the world, and a new book describes how it was the collaborative creation of two great—and sometimes contentious—personalities: George Macklowe representing real estate and Steve Jobs representing technology. The store’s success was nearly immediate, since it attracted 50,000 visitors a week after it opened in 2006, and generated $1 million in daily. Macklowe sparked the idea for an Apple store on the plaza of the General Motors Building on Fifth Avenue, and “pestered” former VP…
  • Store Approved, Now Debate Over The Trees

    Gary Allen
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:23 am
    After working 10 months to obtain construction permits for a landmark retail store in downtown San Francisco, Apple is now trying to convince the city that seven tulip trees need to be removed from the side of the building before construction can begin. But even with a company promise to eventually replace the trees after the store is finished, officials of the city’s Department of Public Works were skeptical of the proposal during a hearing earlier this week. Apple intends to demolish a large existing building on a corner parcel overlooking Union Square, and construct a huge,…
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  • iPad Air 2 Guide – eBook released in time for launch of new device

    Richard
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom – iOS Guides is today delighted to announce its latest eBook: iPad Air Guide 2. Brought to you by the expert team at iOS Guides, and written by best-selling technology author Tom Rudderham, iPad Air 2 Guide is packed with top tips and in-depth tutorials. You’ll discover the history of the iPad, how to use its magical apps, what to do if you ever have a problem with your iPad Air 2, plus a plethora of advanced tips that really enable you to make the most of your device. iPad Air is Apple’s most advanced mobile device to date. It’s packed with…
  • Introducing Pixelmator for iPad

    Richard
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    London, United Kingdom – The Pixelmator Team today, is thrilled to announce Pixelmator for iPad, a groundbreaking image editor that gives everything you need to create, edit and enhance images. Pixelmator is loaded with powerful creative tools for painting, retouching, color adjustments, effects and many more. Designed from the ground up for iPad and engineered to harness the full power of 64-bit architecture, Pixelmator puts fast and powerful image editing tools right at your fingertips. Pixelmator is available from the App Store for just $4.99. “We are super excited to introduce…
  • iOS app aims to reduce healthcare cost and decrease rate of suicide

    Richard
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Brooklyn, New York – Available today, the ThriveTracker app offers gamified mood tracking for the iPhone and iPod touch. The ultimate goal of the app is to improve the mental health and well-being of individuals afflicted by mood disorders like Bipolar Disorder and Depression. Bipolar Disorder can cost $11,720 for a single manic episode or death for the 20% of patients that complete suicide. “I asked myself what community I would like to serve and turned inwards to reflect on my own challenges with learning to manage bipolar disorder over the past decade. ThriveTracker is our…
  • PhotoFlip! The Easiest Way to Add Notes to Photos – Pro Version released

    Richard
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    New York, New York – PhotoFlip! Pro is now available! In addition to the simple, easy-to-use notation features of the free version, the Pro version adds Tagging, Multiple Selection for sharing, and Note/Tag Search. Now you can quickly and easily find any photo or group of photos based on tags you create! Can’t remember whether that statue was in Rome or Venice, or the name of the person you met last night? You need PhotoFlip! PhotoFlip! doesn’t just paste text onto your photo (but it can), it utilizes a smart database to associate a unique note with any photo in your current…
  • Flight Unlimited Helicopter for iOS hits the App Store

    Richard
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Los Angeles, California – Flight Systems LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Flight Unlimited Helicopter 1.0 for the iPhone and iPad. The game features console quality graphics and over 8 Helicopters to pilot. The game also features three detailed locations to fly. Soar past the bustling city of Las Vegas, experience the scenic views of the Grand Canyon, explore the vast city skyline of downtown Los Angeles. Las Vegas has been modeled with high resolution satellite imagery, detailed hotels, buildings, and streets. Fly past the Luxor hotel, land on…
 
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  • Top Tips for Choosing an iPad Stand for Your POS System

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:07 am
    You have decided to switch over to an iPad based POS system, which is a very wise decision. “Tablet-based POS systems are faster, simpler to use and affordable,” states Point of Sale. However, they are not without their problems. The tablet can withstand ordinary wear and tear, but dropping it can result in serious long-term damage. This is particularly true in the case of cashiers who are swiping thousands of items for several hundred customers each day. A sudden jolt or a jostled elbow could result in the cashier dropping the tablet or dinging it with some kind of can or…
  • 10 Beautiful Vintage iPad Wallpapers

    admin
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    Written by: Joan G. Lares What Vintage really is Vintage is a term that’s typically used to describe things that are between 20 and 100 years old, and is a word that is often applied to clothes, furniture, and more. Originally used to describe the year of an aged wine, vintage is now often referred to as “retro,” and rarely used to discuss wines, except amongst sommeliers. While vintage used to be used primarily for clothes and wine alone, vintage has taken on an entirely new culture over the past ten years. Now, “vintage” applies to everything from art to shoes, and is considered…
  • Why Use a Secure Video Conferencing Program

    admin
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:34 am
    When it comes to the question of security for video conferencing, one often comes across two extreme and opposing attitudes among managers. A lot of them truly undervalue the importance of secure video conferencing and believe that their business is too mundane and far beyond the scope of anyone outside their organization’s interest. This type of manager would not hesitate to use Skype or regular chat to hold meetings and share confidential company information. On the other hand, one just as often meets managers who are paranoid about conducting meetings of any importance online, who are…
  • 5 Essential Games for Your Mac

    admin
    7 Jan 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Written by Ronald Lye In recent years, thanks to the growing popularity of the Mac, the launch of the Mac App Store, and Steam’s availability on Mac, users have been inundated with brand new gaming options. Previously, most of the popular games were only released on Windows, and Mac users had to install virtual Windows environments that were inconvenient and frustrating. Developers have finally started to see Mac as a viable gaming platform, and have been releasing a stream of top rated games for Mac users. Here are some of those that we enjoy. Credits: OS X Daily FIFA 13 As far as sports…
  • Apple’s User Experience Strategy

    admin
    7 Jan 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Written by Ronald Lye Among technology-based companies, Apple is the undisputed leader when it comes to creating products and services with strong visual and emotional appeals. These qualities ensure that users enjoy memorable product experiences, which is the first and most important step in cultivating brand loyalty. They key to understanding customer experience is not simply having an aesthetically-pleasing user interface, but having a product which fulfils tangible consumer needs. Let’s have a look at some of Apple’s services, and how they manage to create magical user experiences.
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  • ∞ The most epic safety video ever made

    Shawn King
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    Air New Zealand: As the official airline of Middle-earth, Air New Zealand has gone all out to celebrate the third and final film in The Hobbit Trilogy – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies It very well may be the most expensive aircraft safety video ever made. And interesting to see some of the difference between the demonstrations we see on North American Airlines. But I’m sorry – I don’t believe for a second that Elijah Wood flies
  • Pixelmator for iPad [Sponsor]

    Jim Dalrymple
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Pixelmator for iPad is a powerful image editor that gives you everything you need to create, edit, and enhance your images. It lets you work seamlessly between Mac and iPad and even work effortlessly with Photoshop images. Packed with powerful creative tools and engineered to harness the full iOS and 64-bit architecture power, Pixelmator for iPad is a real image editor right at your fingertips. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Apple I goes under the hammer for world record price

    Dave Mark
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    Fascinating to watch the Apple I become such a collectors item. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • ∞ MasterCard adds a second Apple Pay Priceless Surprises ad

    Dave Mark
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    MasterCard expanded its Priceless Surprises advertising series with two news ads.
  • Uber now bringing flu shots on demand, today only

    Dave Mark
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    Uber is serious about this. They’ve teamed up with Vaccine Finder and will either bring a registered nurse to you or bring you to a clinic for a flu shot, all for free. This effort is today only and limited to Boston, New York and DC. ∞ Read this on The Loop
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  • Millions of DropBox Account Credentials Leaked Online, DropBox Denies of Being Hacked

    SK Mezanul Haque
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    Dropbox is one of the most popular online cloud storage provider. Last time the cloud service was a victim of hacking, it started offering two-factor authorization, also known as 2-step verification for better security. Late Monday, an anonymous person posted a series of posts on Pastebin, claiming to have in possession nearly seven million Dropbox accounts including passwords. To be exact, the poster claimed to have 6,937,081 of compromised Dropbox account credentials. As a proof, that hacker(s) posted Pastebin files with a few hundred username and password pairs as…
  • Latest Chrome Browser Update: Download Google Chrome 38

    SK Mezanul Haque
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 38 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest Google Chrome update is a major update bumping up the version number to 38.0.2125.101. It comes with a number of fixes and improvements to the web browser. The fixes and improvements includes a number of new apps, extension APIs and a lot of under the hood changes for stability and performance. If you are a Google Chrome user, the web browser should download the update and install it automatically. Tip! Bookmark this page for latest Google Chrome web browser updates. You can view the…
  • Keyboard Shortcuts in the Windows 10 Technical Preview

    SK Mezanul Haque
    4 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    Microsoft released Windows Technical Preview of Windows 10 operating system recently. After the announcement, much has been written and much will be written about it. Skipping Windows 9, as was the expected name for the successor of Windows 8 (or Windows 8.1), Windows 10 comes with a new Start Menu, custom user interface for different devices and more. Technical Preview of Windows 10 is available to everyone who wants to test the upcoming version of Windows operating and optionally help Microsoft by providing useful feedback. Many people may say that Microsoft is following the footsteps of…
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview Released, Download Now

    SK Mezanul Haque
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    Microsoft has released Windows 10 Technical Preview for testing. You can download Windows 10 Technical Preview now from the official website. Microsoft also launched its free Windows Insider Program. You need to sign up for free Windows Insider Program to give your feedback about the new Windows 10 Technical Preview. Since the operating system is a “Technical Preview” edition and not Windows 10 final edition, it is recommended to install it on a virtual machine. You can easily use any virtual machine software like Virtual Box or VMWare. Virtual Box is a freeware application but…
  • Everything You Need To Know About iOS 8: How to Install iOS 8 on iPhone, iPad, iPod?

    SK Mezanul Haque
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Apple on September 17, 2014 released iOS 8. The latest iOS is available worldwide for all iOS devices includes iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. Details of iOS 8 supported device is at the end of this post. Apple is marketing iOS 8 as the biggest iOS update released, since the launch of the App Stores. With literally hundreds of new features, that includes new Messages, Photos features, new QuickType keyboard that supports more languages, a new Health app, Family Sharing, iCloud Drive and more, iOS 8 is really the biggest update ever released. Apple has also fixed a lot of bugs and fixed…
 
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  • How to Show a Sidebar in iTunes 12

    Paul Horowitz
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    The iTunes sidebar has been a part of the media players functionality since the earliest days of the app, allowing users to quickly navigate around iTunes and their media, and also easily transfer things like music and movies to their iPhones, iPads, and iPods. The latest version of iTunes 12 has a different take on ... Read More
  • Increase Interface Contrast in OS X Yosemite to Improve Usability

    Paul Horowitz
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm
    The revised interface in OS X Yosemite makes heavy use of transparencies, flatness, white space, smaller and narrow fonts, and a dramatic lack of contrast with neutral shades of grey used for most text and many onscreen elements. Combined with the new system font choice of Helvetica Neue (the same font from iOS), the overall ... Read More
  • How to Downgrade OS X Yosemite Back to OS X Mavericks

    Paul Horowitz
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    For Mac users who have updated to OS X Yosemite and found it to be unbearable for whatever reason, you’ll be pleased to discover that downgrading back to OS X Mavericks may be a possibility for you. This is not specifically recommended, but if you’re absolutely set on reverting from Yosemite to the prior version ... Read More
  • How to Install Java in OS X Yosemite

    Paul Horowitz
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Mac users who require Java and who have installed OS X Yosemite may have discovered that a prior version of Java is no longer functioning under OS X 10.10, and that older installers don’t work to install Java in Yosemite. Additionally, a fresh install of Yosemite does not include Java at all. If your Mac ... Read More
  • Did iOS 8.1 Reduce Your Battery Life? This May Help

    Paul Horowitz
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Though the iOS 8.1 update includes many bug fixes that resolve some of the frustrating annoyances that popped up in earlier versions, a handful of users have experienced something else with iOS 8.1; quickly reducing battery life. No, we’re not talking about shaving a few minutes off how long your iPad or iPhone lasts, we’re ... Read More
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  • Carl Icahn on Bloomberg TV Says of Apple

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    Carl Icahn in his activist mode, reiterates view that high-yield market is a bubble. Says the Fed has given the economy, or the patient, “too much medicine.” Says market should not be shorted. He goes on to say that Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim is a “great CEO.” Says Apple pay has a great future. And that investment in Apple ‘no brainer’ SOURCE
  • Apple Analysts Don’t Have A Clue – They Just Follow

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Apple Analysts Top 10 Ranking – Philip Elmer-DeWitt If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, the paid financial analysts from the big banks and advisory firms aren’t worth the toilet paper I use to wipe my ass…no, one better, the used toilet paper. It’s as simple as that. Their job is clear…to misdirect, cause controversy, move the markets; all for the purpose of getting attention and spurring transactions for their employers. If you pay a fee to a big investment firm’s advisory service, and you pay attention to these leeches, then…
  • Apple Pay Getting Around

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    Last week I told you that my bank, Bank of America, was preparing us for Apple Pay with internal advertisements. This week, another bank, First Tennessee is announcing their intent to offer Apple Pay, and just this morning, TheFlyOnTheWall service reported that Whole Food Markets is going to offer Apple Pay at the checkout, also Home Depot! It’s only a matter of time before Apple Pay sweeps across the nation. I expect adoption to accelerate in the new year as mew money misappropriated by businesses. Early adopters will have a competitive advantage, and that will quickly drive further…
  • Another GT Advanced Exec Saw Apple Writing On the Wall and Cashes In

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    Who can blame a company executive, a principle share holder for dumping his stock when he knows it’s only a matter of time that his company is going bust, when your major client decides not to do business with you? It’s a rhetorical question for sure, the money is almost in the bank, all you have to do is deposit it, right? Well, that’s exactly what happened with both the CEO and COO of GT Advanced once they learned that their sapphire production did not meet Apple’s technical and financial goals. They ran to the teller window and cashed in their chips. Should they…
  • Credit Suisse Upgrades Apple Price Target – Sees Limited Growth

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Apple price target raised to $110 from $96 at Credit Suisse and materially raised estimates to reflect new iPhone forecasts. The firm maintains its Neutral rating based on limited upside. October 2014 AAPL Upgrades via analystratings.net
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  • iOS 8: Enable Guided Access to Limit Use and Keep Prying Eyes Out

    Chita Hunter
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
      Having children or even adults use your iDevice doesn’t have to be a scary notion. You can limit how long someone can use the iDevice and what app they have access to.      
  • Spotted! ApplePay!

    Chita Hunter
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    For whatever reason, this technology excites me! (I know, it’s not Thursday yet, but I’m sneaking in here.) I like the idea of ApplePay. Of not having to carry around those secure un-secure credit cards. At the same time, the futuristic ramifications are quite intriguing if not a bit scary, too. But, that’s with everything, I’m rolling with it. Yesterday, I spotted ApplePay at my local Whole Foods Market. Have you seen ApplePay in use outside of the Apple Store? If so, where?    
  • Upgrading? Backup First!

    Phyllis Evans
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    I’ve seen lots of discussions on the net this past week about upgrading to the latest Apple operating systems and most of them stress backing up first, but most of them don’t differentiate between types of backup. Is Time Machine enough? Should you have a bootable clone backup? Can you backup two machines to the same drive? Do I really need to do a backup? Call me paranoid, but I keep multiple backups of my main computer. Why? I’ve had backup drives fail, usually when I’m least prepared to deal with a failure. I’m not as fussy about my laptop, but it’s not…
  • My 10 Favorite Features in Mac OS X Yosemite

    Terry White
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    It’s hard to believe that we’re on the 11th major version of Mac OS X, but we’re here. Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite has been released and like its predecessor, it’s a FREE download if you have a compatible Mac. Also just like the last few versions of Mac OS X, Yosemite is more evolutionary than revolutionary. Although I update to stay up to date, I also look at each version to see “what will this new Mac OS X do for me?” There are usually hundreds of new features/tweaks. However, there are usually only a handful that impact my day to day use. Yosemite is no…
  • Have An Old Smartphone Collecting Dust?

    Phyllis Evans
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    So, now that you’ve updated to that new iPhone 6, or even upgraded from a 4S to a 5C or 5S, what are you going to do with the old phone? If you bought it through Sprint, Verizon or AT&T, they’ll buy back your old phone for about $100. You could probably sell it on eBay and you might get more, but might also get less. And it all takes time. Several weeks. And a few headaches with packing and shipping. My daughter just upgraded from her old 4S to a 5C through her AT&T account. AT&T would buy back her 4S for a $100 gift card, and it would be somewhere around 3 weeks to process…
 
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  • iPad Air 2 Guide – eBook released in time for launch of new device

    Richard
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom – iOS Guides is today delighted to announce its latest eBook: iPad Air Guide 2. Brought to you by the expert team at iOS Guides, and written by best-selling technology author Tom Rudderham, iPad Air 2 Guide is packed with top tips and in-depth tutorials. You’ll discover the history of the iPad, how to use its magical apps, what to do if you ever have a problem with your iPad Air 2, plus a plethora of advanced tips that really enable you to make the most of your device. iPad Air is Apple’s most advanced mobile device to date. It’s packed with…
  • Introducing Pixelmator for iPad

    Richard
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    London, United Kingdom – The Pixelmator Team today, is thrilled to announce Pixelmator for iPad, a groundbreaking image editor that gives everything you need to create, edit and enhance images. Pixelmator is loaded with powerful creative tools for painting, retouching, color adjustments, effects and many more. Designed from the ground up for iPad and engineered to harness the full power of 64-bit architecture, Pixelmator puts fast and powerful image editing tools right at your fingertips. Pixelmator is available from the App Store for just $4.99. “We are super excited to introduce…
  • iOS app aims to reduce healthcare cost and decrease rate of suicide

    Richard
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Brooklyn, New York – Available today, the ThriveTracker app offers gamified mood tracking for the iPhone and iPod touch. The ultimate goal of the app is to improve the mental health and well-being of individuals afflicted by mood disorders like Bipolar Disorder and Depression. Bipolar Disorder can cost $11,720 for a single manic episode or death for the 20% of patients that complete suicide. “I asked myself what community I would like to serve and turned inwards to reflect on my own challenges with learning to manage bipolar disorder over the past decade. ThriveTracker is our…
  • PhotoFlip! The Easiest Way to Add Notes to Photos – Pro Version released

    Richard
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    New York, New York – PhotoFlip! Pro is now available! In addition to the simple, easy-to-use notation features of the free version, the Pro version adds Tagging, Multiple Selection for sharing, and Note/Tag Search. Now you can quickly and easily find any photo or group of photos based on tags you create! Can’t remember whether that statue was in Rome or Venice, or the name of the person you met last night? You need PhotoFlip! PhotoFlip! doesn’t just paste text onto your photo (but it can), it utilizes a smart database to associate a unique note with any photo in your current…
  • Flight Unlimited Helicopter for iOS hits the App Store

    Richard
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Los Angeles, California – Flight Systems LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Flight Unlimited Helicopter 1.0 for the iPhone and iPad. The game features console quality graphics and over 8 Helicopters to pilot. The game also features three detailed locations to fly. Soar past the bustling city of Las Vegas, experience the scenic views of the Grand Canyon, explore the vast city skyline of downtown Los Angeles. Las Vegas has been modeled with high resolution satellite imagery, detailed hotels, buildings, and streets. Fly past the Luxor hotel, land on…
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  • Diagnosing & Treating Bash "Shellshock"

    Morgan Aldridge
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    OS X is a descendant of a long lineage of UNIX operating systems, from which it inherits its incredible stability and enhanced security. However, the past two weeks have uncovered numerous bugs in a core piece of software relied on by many UNIX operating systems, OS X included: bash (Bourne-again shell). It turns out that these bugs have been very long standing and can be exploited in numerous ways to provide unchecked access to a computer (in some cases remotely) with an afflicted version of bash installed. Due to the surprise and scope of this vulnerability, many have dubbed it…
  • SOAPBOX: The Failure of War

    Don Mayer
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    Start Soapbox Each night after dinner, my wife and I watch the national news. It has been so depressing lately that, even though I want to be informed, I can hardly stand watching. The constant news of war and people killing each other in the name of religion, territory or riches is simply senseless. You know that I have often predicted in my annual prognostications that this would be the year of confirmed alien contact. But let me tell you, if I was an intelligent alien, I would stay way, way away from this planet. War is barbaric, uncivilized and the case can be made that wars do not solve…
  • Internet Privacy, or Lack Thereof

    Kyle Simpkins
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    Something that has been in the news lately (or at least the online news articles) is the topic of privacy on the internet with regard to how government agencies and other commercial entities are trying to keep tabs on people’s browsing habits. Complete anonymity online is nearly impossible, as you are tagged by the address assigned to you by your internet service provider (ISP). Your browser is also being tracked by where you go, what sites you visit, and this information is being logged and sent to companies that track consumer habits to better advertise to those particular consumers.
  • Automatic Car Accessory

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

    Small Dog Sales
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    We have so many deals this month, we don’t have room for them! Click here to view our double-sided flyer with all of the specials you’ll need to see before heading back to school. Special In-Store Financing Go to any retail location to apply — the application process takes less than five minutes! 6 month offer (no required amount) 12 month offer (purchases of $499 or more) 18 month offer (purchases of $999 or more) Conditions apply; note that required Minimum Monthly Payments may or may not pay off purchase before the end of promotional period. See store for details and to…
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  • VisionTek introduces pocket-sized USB 3.0 solid state drives 

    dsellers
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    VisionTek Products has announced the new VisionTek USB Pocket SSD line of thumb drive-sized solid state drives for creative professionals, IT power users, and "performance enthusiasts." The line is compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux systems with a USB 3.0/2.0 interface. While it’s sized like an ordinary thumb drive sporting a USB 3.0 connector, the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD’s aircraft-grade aluminum housing contains a SSD featuring a LSI SandForce controller that purportedly delivers up to 455MB/s reads and up to 440MB/s writes. read more
  • PhatWare releases WritePad handwriting recognition SDK for iOS 8

    dsellers
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    PhatWare Corp. (http://tinyurl.com/k9kq7tb) has announced its WritePad Software Development Kit (SDK), a new version of the multiplatform, multilingual handwriting recognition for iOS 8. WritePad SDK enables app developers and OEMs [original equipment manufacturers] to leverage state-of-the-art handwriting recognition software updated for iOS 8. The new version of the SDK features improved handwriting recognition engine, updated dictionaries and new sample code that leverages new features found in iOS 8. read more
  • iOS Guides launches iPad Air 2 Guide

    dsellers
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    iOS Guides has introduced its latest eBook, the iPad Air 2 Guide (http://tinyurl.com/nbj9v8l). Available in the iBookstore it covers the technologies of Apple's latest tablet, including the Retina HD display, a camera that can capture video at 120 frames-per-second, and more. It also covers iOS 8. The iPad Air 2 Guide is 217 pages and costs US$3.99.
  • GT Advanced Technologies announces settlement agreement with Apple

    dsellers
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    GT Advanced Technologies and Apple have reached a settlement agreement under which GT will wind down its sapphire materials production in the company's Mesa, AZ and Salem, MA locations. The company indicated that it will exit from the market as a producer of sapphire materials and will refocus its business as an equipment supplier, manufacturing and developing sapphire growth systems and processes. read more
  • AOC introduces 17-inch USB monitor designed as a laptop, desktop companion

    dsellers
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    AOC has debuted the AOC 17” USB Monitor (http://tinyurl.com/k2dbfq3), powered by DisplayLink Technology. It's designed for displaying visuals such as business presentations on a laptop or for adding a second monitor to your desktop for increased productivity. It's Mac and PC compatible. The widescreen monitor receives both power and signal via a single USB cable for plug-and-play connection so doesn't require a power cord or VGA cable. The monitor also comes with a foldable stand that goes from landscape to portrait view mode with auto-pivot. read more
 
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  • Refurbished iPad Prices Trimmed, Now from $209

    the rocr
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    It happens very much like clockwork. Whenever Apple ships new iPads, previous generation model refurbished iPad prices get trimmed. And, forgive my bad self, but I love trim. While it can be a challenge keeping up with Apple’s sometimes weekly ... The post Refurbished iPad Prices Trimmed, Now from $209 appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Apple I Sells for $905K, Sets New Record

    the rocr
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:07 pm
    People were pretty surprised when another Apple I motherboard in working condition sold for $671,400 in May 2013. This particular Apple I, which was hand assembled by Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs’ garage in 1976, was expected to fetch $400,000. But, ... The post Apple I Sells for $905K, Sets New Record appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Apple to Devs: ‘We’re Dropping SSL 3 Due to Poodle’

    the rocr
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:03 pm
    While all of the major browser vendors have patched the Poodle SSL 3 vulnerability, the said same major browser vendors all agree that SSL 3 should no longer be used. Apple is doing its part, telling its developer partners that ... The post Apple to Devs: ‘We’re Dropping SSL 3 Due to Poodle’ appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • As Original iPod Turns 13, Apple Pushes iPod Aside

    the rocr
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    It was 13 years ago on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 that Steve Jobs introduced the original iPod and taught the world how to play music, again. But say “hello” one last time and now say “goodbye” to 1,000 songs in ... The post As Original iPod Turns 13, Apple Pushes iPod Aside appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • iMac Retina 5K vs Mac Pro: A Pretty Clear Choice

    the rocr
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Today’s iMac and Mac Pro challenge those old assumption that Mom stays home and dad goes out to work. Nope, now the lady rocking the mommy jeans brings home the artisanal reduced sodium organic hickory smoked bacon. Actually, no one need ... The post iMac Retina 5K vs Mac Pro: A Pretty Clear Choice appeared first on FairerPlatform.
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  • Want even more security? Try self-destructing drives

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

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

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

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

    Justin Esgar
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    We are super pleased to announce the launch of our San Francisco office. Virtua Computers now with offices in NYC and California becomes your “any-time I need help I can call” Apple consultants. Our SF offices are run by Nick McSpadden. Nicks prior experiences of working at a private school make him the perfect consultant for your business. Why? He’s probably seen every issue there could possibly be! Nick’s expertise in deployment, and IT management means he can help streamline your business. No more late nights wondering why your email isn’t working – Nick…
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  • Apple influences Chinese brand Meizu

    Roland Banks
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:58 am
    China is a huge opportunity for Apple China is home to a burgeoning smartphone market, partly due to the rise of the affluent middle classes. It’s also a vitally important market to Apple, as witnessed by the recent introduction of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on the 17th of October. In fact, initial sales have […] The post Apple influences Chinese brand Meizu appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • No personal hotspot option, fix

    Serhat Kurt
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:47 am
    The Personal Hotspot feature lets you use your iPhone’s or iPad’s cellular data connection to connect your computers or other devices to the Internet. Some users reported that after updating to iOS 8 (and 8.1), their Personal Hotspot settings disappeared. In this article, I will explain all possible reasons why you may not see the option for […] The post No personal hotspot option, fix appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Mail – How to Create Annotations in OS X Yosemite

    Roland Banks
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Now that the latest version of OS X (called Yosemite) has been officially released, many of you will be eager to discover and use all the new features. Almost every application on the Mac has been updated with a “flatter” look and hundreds of new features such as Continuity, iCloud Drive and the new Today sidebar. Mail has often been criticised as lacking features […] The post Mail – How to Create Annotations in OS X Yosemite appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • iOS 8.1 available, how to update

    Serhat Kurt
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    Apple released iOS 8.1 today. This update activates Apple Pay (iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus), supports all of the new continuity features (like SMS relay and instant hotspot), brings back the camera roll and fixes several bugs. If you want to update your device, here is how: Steps: Before installing, you may want to back […] The post iOS 8.1 available, how to update appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • iOS 8, Hey Siri not working on iPhone or iPad, fix

    Serhat Kurt
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
    The new iOS 8 “Hey Siri” feature allows users to ask Siri a question starting with “Hey Siri” without pressing the home button. Several users are reporting that they have been unable to use this feature. Are you saying “Hey Siri” but not getting any response from Siri? If you updated to iOS 8 and started experiencing […] The post iOS 8, Hey Siri not working on iPhone or iPad, fix appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
 
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  • Apple’s Touch ID – Fingerprint Passcode

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Fingerprint readers had been used on several enterprise level laptops from Toshiba, Lenovo and many others in the business world but were ignored by the consumers. The Touch ID was branded as a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop

    18 Oct 2014 | 1:01 am
    Recent reports reveal that Google has unveiled its latest version of Android known as Android Lollipop at its I/O Developer Conference in June this year. There seems to be a lot more with regards to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple TV – Hub of Digital Home with Twitter and Facebook Integration

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    Developer notes connected with the updated beta software for Apple TV relates to the device used to `test HomeKit with the help of iOS apps’, with implication that the Apple TV will now become the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Free up Memory Space on iPhone

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    Sometimes one may run out of space on iPhone and face difficulties in taking new photos or to install apps, download music and would want to install iOS 8 but may not have the 6GB memory storage for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • New iPad Air Leaks

    13 Oct 2014 | 8:05 pm
    New images displaying parts for the new full sized iPad have been leaked much ahead of its forthcoming Apple event, wherein photos re-published by apple.club.tw blog portrays a full logic board for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • iOS 8.0.2 Update Released with Bug Fixes for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch | OSX Daily

    FriendsofMac
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Apple has released iOS 8.0.2 for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users running iOS 8. The update includes multiple bug fixes, including resolutions to problems introduced by the failed iOS 8.0.1 launch. Full release notes for iOS 8.0.2 are included below.  Updating to iOS 8.0.2 with Over-the-Air Download The simplest way for users to update to iOS 8.0.2 is through the Over-the-Air update service offered directly on an eligible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The download is about 72MB and installs quickly. Be sure to backup your iOS device before installing this or any other software update.
  • How To: Install Custom Keyboards in iOS 8 | MacTrast

    FriendsofMac
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:42 pm
    With the debut of iOS 8, Apple’s mobile operating system now allows the installation of third-party keyboards such as offerings from Swype, SwiftKey, and Minuum.  Here’s how to install the keyboards as they become available. Once you download a keyboard from the App Store, you’ll need to go through a few steps to get it up and running on your device. (You’ll find a list of available keyboards at the end of this article.) To activate a new keyboard: Tap the icon of the keyboard app you downloaded to open it. Exit the app, and go into the iOS Settings Go to “General” ->…
  • Is This the New iWatch? | Friends of Mac

    FriendsofMac
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Could this be the 1st leaked video of Apple’s upcoming iWatch? Apple is holding it’s annual event on Tuesday, so maybe we’ll find out!
  • Is This the First Video Review of the iPhone 6? | 9to5mac

    FriendsofMac
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    Is this the first video review of the iPhone 6? The iPhone 6 leaks are coming fast and furious ahead of Tuesday’s event. This latest video is a supposed review of the iPhone 6 in Mandarin. We won’t know how legit it is for another 48 hours but it is certainly convincing. A brief translation from Stan1028 below: Just a brief translation: One is an iPhone 5s and the other is, I’m not sure what it is gonna be called, probably the iPhone 6. You guys might be curious if this phone that I am holding might be a knock off or fake, but it does have an Touch ID, I (you) don’t think so? Let’s…
  • Apple Has Discussed Charging ‘Around $400′ for its Wearable ‘iWatch’ | AppleInsider

    FriendsofMac
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:51 pm
    “iWatch” concept by Martin Hajek Apple’s anticipated “iWatch” may carry a price of around $400 when it goes on sale, though the wearable device is likely to be offered at a range of price points, according to a new report. The new details on Apple’s first wearable device were reported on Saturday by Re/code, which said sources at the company indicated executives “have discussed charging around $400″ for the so-called “iWatch.” But the report cautioned that pricing has yet to be finalized, and may not even be known by the…
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  • Where to Find Online Tech Deals

    Michael Wilson
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
    There are many sites that provide discounts, but only few sites really take the trouble to double check prices. With big discount sellers like Amazon it is pretty easy to find a good deal every day. Many companies will try […]
  • Great Educational Apps for School Students in 2014

    Michael Wilson
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Nowadays students who don’t have tablets or smartphones seem to be the exception, rather than the rule. It seems everyone has a device of one kind or another and this is partially owing to the constantly lowered price of these […]
  • Apple iPhone’s Most Noted Mishaps

    Samara Hayden
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Apple, the most expensive tech company in the world, has changed the way we compute, communicate, work and act. However, like any good tech company it’s had its fair share of mishaps along the way – plenty in fact. So, […]
  • iPhone to Big Button Phone – Why Sometimes Less Features Is More

    Milana Rose
    6 Sep 2014 | 12:21 am
    Can Everybody Benefit From Owning A Smartphone? The Apple iPhone is probably the most well known cellular phone on the planet. It can be seen used by people of all ages and cultural backgrounds, and is touted to be one […]
  • The Top Mistakes Web Design Companies Keep on Making

    Milana Rose
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    The large number of websites that are available online can mislead many into thinking designing a website an easy job. However, for a website to be effective and reach its intended target, it must be designed well to allow them […]
 
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  • iPhone 6 Plus VS Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Battle of the Titans

    Dipesh Timilsina
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:21 pm
    iPhone 6 Plus is eyeing for Phablet niche which Samsung created some years ago. But capitalizing in a niche Samsung masters isn’t going to be easy. Not easy, especially when Samsung has just outed their flagship phone of the year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Which one is superior of the two? Let’s find out! iPhone 6 Plus is Apple’s first phablet while the Note 4 is Samsung’s forth phablet.  Samsung has 4 years of experience when it comes to phablet innovation. Let us start our comparison with technical specs comparison. iPhone 6 Plus 5.5″ IPS LCD Display Full HD…
  • A New iCloud Tool Can Tell If You Are Using A Stolen iPhone

    Dipesh Timilsina
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:08 pm
    People buy and sell stolen iPhone all the time. Buyers who are unaware that the stolen iPhone they have bought from eBay suffer sooner or later thanks to “Where’s My iPhone” Activation Lock. The true owner of stolen iPhone can at any time remotely erase, lock and disable iPhone using iCloud service. Buying used iPhone has always been a risky task. Not so from now. Apple has just introduced a new iCloud tool which will let you check it the iPhone you are buying is stolen or not. The tool is simple to use. All you have to do is enter iPhone’s (or any Apple device with…
  • iPhone 6 Beats HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy S5 in Multi-Tasking With Only 1GB RAM

    Dipesh Timilsina
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    Specs of a phone means nothing and the video made by PhoneBuff proves it. Apple iPhone 6 comes with “mere” 1.4GHz Dual-Core Processor and 1 GB of RAM.  Its main competitors Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) both pack powerful Snapdragon 801 quad core CPU clocked at 2.5GHz and 2.3GHz respectively. Both have ample 2GB of RAM too.  As you might have guessed by now, iPhone 6 beats both Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) by quite a margin in video made by PhoneBuff. We agree that iPhone 6 having launched six month later than its competitor has its processing advantage. But the…
  • Apple iPad Air 2 Will Come With Gold Colour Option

    Dipesh Timilsina
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    Apple has been selling “Gold” coloured iPhone since last year. iPad till date is available in only two colour: Black and White. Thankfully, the new iPad (possibly iPad Air 2) will be available in Gold Colour too. This news comes from reliable source: Bloomberg and “various” other sources. According to Bloomberg, the new Apple iPad Air gold colour edition will go on sale along side grey and silver model. If this rumour turns out to be true, the new iPad will have same colour options as that of iPhone. iPad Air 2 is expected to launch along with iPad Air with…
  • Apple iOS 8.0.2 Live, Fixes All Issues

    Dipesh Timilsina
    27 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    Apple has started seeding iOS 8.0.2 to all supported iPhones. The new update fixes all the issues users reported in iOS 8.0.1. iOS 8.0.2 is second update Apple rolled out in less than a day due to major bug that hit its preceding firmware update. As you would have expected, all the issues have been resolved now. In addition to fixing network issues and Touch ID issues, the updates brings many new features to iPhone. The main feature that has made its way into the firmware update is Healthkit app. Other changes include bug fixes with third-party keyboard, bug which prevented app from accessing…
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