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  • Adobe Lightroom Updated With HDR and Panorama Merge, Facial Recognition and Filter Brushes

    MacRumors
    Juli Clover
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    Adobe today announced a major update to Lightroom CC (and the launch of the standalone Lightroom 6), its professional photo editing software for Mac users. The new update brings significant performance improvements and several new features like HDR merge, Panorama merge, facial recognition, improved slideshows, a filter brush, and more. One of the most impressive new organizational features in the updated version of Lightroom is facial recognition, which lets Lightroom users organize their photos by subject for the first time, in addition to organizing with tags, flags, and star ratings. Once…
  • SLIMCase Ultra Thin Polycarbonate Case for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus – Review

    MyMac.com
    Simon Parnell
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    SLIMCase Ultra Thin Polycarbonate Case for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Manufactured by: Designed by Many Price: $19.99 The SLIMCase from Designed by Many is a polycarbonate “ultra thin” snap on rear shell cover for the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. It is available in Space Gray, Gold, White, Black, Translucent Smoke and Clear Translucent. […]
  • Let’s hope Apple car is as sleek as this sci-fi Chevy

    Cult of Mac
    David Pierini
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    Chevrolet has a concept car that looks like something Bat Man would drive. Except he wouldn’t drive it the scene of the crime. The car would drive him. The FNR concept is a self-driving car that may never see the…Read more ›
  • Angela Ahrendts Updates Retail Employees on Apple Watch and MacBook Launch Situation

    MacRumors
    Juli Clover
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Angela Ahrendts today sent out a video to Apple retail employees, once again reiterating Apple's Apple Watch policies and explaining why the company has decided not to accept walk-in orders. In the video, shared by French site Mac4Ever [Google Translate], Ahrendts again told employees that the Apple Watch is only available online due to global demand exceeding supply. She also emphasized Apple's efforts to give customers the best possible ordering experience by restricting in-store orders and said there are no plans to change the current Apple Watch ordering process. It was not an easy…
  • Here's What You Can Do On the Apple Watch without Your iphone

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

  • Twitter updates abusive content policy, adds more anti-abuse tools

    21 Apr 2015 | 8:28 pm
    Twitter is making more changes to the way it deals with online harassment, including limiting how many people can see the messages of an abusive user. The microblogging and messaging service has also altered its policies relating to what is prohibited and how it deals with users posting policy-violating content, with a new tool able to help its staff more effectively monitor abusive tweets....
  • Apple Watch: developer draw, iWork update, new Ahrendts video

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:22 pm
    A new email being sent to developers from Apple is offering them the opportunity to buy a specific, single Apple Watch model -- and, importantly, guarantees shipping by April 28. The company is trying to ensure that developers either actively working on Apple Watch applications or are planning to develop apps for that platform have a test model they can use to confirm and troubleshoot their work. Apple is offering a single variation in the pitch to developers: a Sport model (42mm) with the aluminum casing and a blue sport band....
  • Forums: the new MacBook, disk rattling and more

    21 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
    With the new MacBook arriving in stores and in peoples homes, MacNN forum goers have been giving their first impressions of this latest addition to the Mac family in the thread titled "MacBook Returns". Late last week one Fresh-Faced recruit was looking for some help figuring out the cause of rattling noise they hear in their startup disk when they boot up....
  • Apple deals: up to 22 percent off MBA

    21 Apr 2015 | 12:31 pm
    At Apple's online store today, find savings of up to 22 percent off refurbished MacBook Air models. A $120 discount is offered on the 11.6-inch MacBook Air with a 1.4GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, now $679. The refurbished 11.6-inch MBA from June 2013 with a 1.3GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage has been reduced by $240 to $809....
  • Open-source networking flaw creates vulnerability in some iOS apps

    21 Apr 2015 | 12:26 pm
    A flaw in a popular older version of an open-source networking library used by a number of iOS apps could create an exploitable vulnerability, particularly for users who do not keep their apps up-to-date. The issue could allow a hacker to bypass HTTPS security and conceivably steal passwords or other personal data. While the library in question was patched to address the problem three weeks ago, apps which include the older library are still vulnerable. According to SourceDNA, at least 1,500 iOS apps are currently exposed....
 
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  • Evolving Data Loss Prevention in SharePoint Online/OneDrive for Business and Office applications

    Office 365 Team
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Shobhit Sahay, technical product manager for the Office 365 team. Everywhere your data exists, moves or is shared, we want to protect it. Office 365 has provided Data Loss Prevention (DLP) capabilities for email since Exchange 2013. As collaboration extends beyond email to sites and documents, we are extending the DLP capabilities to these services. Last year at TechEd Barcelona, we showed a quick glimpse of our vision for expanding DLP and today we are pleased to share more details on these capabilities. Announcing upcoming public preview of DLP for SharePoint…
  • Enhancing transparency and control for Office 365 customers

    Office 365 Team
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:50 am
    Today’s post was written by Rajesh Jha, corporate vice president for the Office 365 team. In running the Office 365 service globally, we know that security, privacy and compliance are imperatives for customers, and that’s why these remain unwavering priorities for us. We recognize as a cloud service provider that providing customers with visibility into actions taken on their content and control over access to their content in the cloud are essential to earning and maintaining their trust, and so transparency and control are ongoing focus areas for our security investments in Office 365.
  • Announcing the new Office 365 Management Activity API for security and compliance monitoring

    Office 365 Team
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:50 am
    Today’s post was written by Nagesh Pabbisetty, partner group program manager on the Office 365 Information Protection team. The IT landscape is rapidly evolving, with trends like BYOD access, accelerated migration to the cloud, and many enterprises working with multiple cloud providers. These trends heighten the importance for companies to monitor access to their data as part of their overall approach to IT security. Today within Office 365, there are a variety of ways for service administrators to obtain transactional information, with all of these methods providing a synthesized view…
  • Announcing Customer Lockbox for Office 365

    Office 365 Team
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:50 am
    This post was written by Vijay Kumar, senior product marketing manager, and Raji Dani, principal program manager for the Office 365 Security team. As a cloud services provider, we recognize that organizations understandably want to have full control over access to their content stored in cloud services. Today at RSA, we announced Customer Lockbox for Office 365, a new capability designed to provide customers with unprecedented control over their content in the service. Customer Lockbox gives customers explicit control in the very rare instances when a Microsoft engineer may need access to…
  • Teacher uses Office Mix to deliver lessons

    PowerPoint Team
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    We love when technology makes an impact on people’s lives—it’s really at the core of why we’re here! When we received word that an instructor used Office Mix to conduct a full week’s worth of blended classroom lectures so he could miss class to be with his wife and newborn daughter, we knew we had to share his heartwarming story. This story has a great ending but let’s start at the beginning. With class starting September 30th, Justin Harbin, an instructional designer at Lancaster Bible College was under a lot of pressure knowing his daughter could be born on that day, the next…
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    TidBITS

  • BusyCal 2.6.6

    21 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    Adds support for auto-filling matching tags for the Attendee and Contact fields from BusyContacts. ($49.99 new, free update, 10.3 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.
  • BusyContacts 1.0.3

    21 Apr 2015 | 8:58 am
    Brings several helpful additions to the contact manager, including support for a tag extension that auto-fills the Attendee and Contact fields in BusyCal. ($49.99 new, free update, 5.4 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.
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 20 April 2015

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Notable software releases this week include OS X Server 4.1, Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.1, OmniOutliner 4.2, Tinderbox 6.2, LaunchBar 6.3, Final Cut Pro X 10.2, Compressor 4.2, Motion 5.2, and OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Supplemental Update 1.0. 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…
  • ExtraBITS for 20 April 2015

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:29 pm
    In our latest ExtraBITS roundup, Apple has released its ResearchKit framework to the open-source community, developer Marco Arment calls for thicker Apple devices, Apple is getting into forestry, iOS 8.3 blocks third-party file managers, and Josh Centers discusses spider robots on The Tech Night Owl. 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…
  • External Link: Apple Releases ResearchKit

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:25 am
    As promised, Apple has released ResearchKit to the open-source community. ResearchKit is a development framework that can be used to create medical research apps. If you’re a developer interested in trying it out, grab the source code from GitHub. 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…
 
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    RoughlyDrafted

  • Apple, Inc to darken the sun in 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • Netflix wants to own its original shows

    Jon Fingas
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Despite all the "Netflix original" branding plastered over shows like House of Cards, it's not technically Netflix's content. That's a big reason why you've had access to some of it through TV providers, and even Amazon. The streaming giant plans to ...
  • Fox Sports and NBC come out against Verizon's custom TV plans

    Edgar Alvarez
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Not long after ESPN voiced its objection to Verizon's customizable FiOS TV packages, Fox Sports and NBC are following suit. Earlier today, both networks revealed they are also not on board with Verizon's new TV plans, which let customers pick channel...
  • Feds ask airlines to look for theoretical WiFi hacks

    Andrew Tarantola
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:55 pm
    The FBI and TSA have begun telling airlines to watch out for passengers attempting to access their planes' internal navigation networks, despite lacking evidence that anybody's ever actually tried to do so. The Feds are warning aircrews to look for p...
  • Vine makes it easier to share videos everywhere at once

    Jon Fingas
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:26 pm
    So you've discovered a catchy Vine video that you know your friends will instantly appreciate, but they're scattered across multiple social networks. Will you have to sit there diligently tapping the share button over and over again to make sure ever...
  • Aereo to pay broadcasters $950,000 for copyright claims

    Edgar Alvarez
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:59 pm
    As if the situation couldn't get worse for Aereo, the defunct TV streaming service is now set to make a payment to the broadcasters responsible for its downfall. And, all things considered, it's getting off quite easy. According to Bloomberg Business...
 
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    MacRumors

  • Apple Watch Sport's Ion-X Glass Display Cover Subjected to Scratch Test in New Video

    Juli Clover
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Earlier this month, a video surfaced showing the incredible scratch resistance of the sapphire crystal display cover used in the stainless steel and Edition Apple Watches, and now another video claims to show the scratch resistance of the Ion-X glass display cover used in the Apple Watch Sport. The video, from Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy, uses Ion-X glass covers sourced from Sonny Dickson, who has acquired parts from various pre-release devices in the past. The glass covers in the video are said to be the same Ion-X covers used in the Apple Watch Sport. Hilsenteger subjects the Ion-X…
  • Angela Ahrendts Updates Retail Employees on Apple Watch and MacBook Launch Situation

    Juli Clover
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Angela Ahrendts today sent out a video to Apple retail employees, once again reiterating Apple's Apple Watch policies and explaining why the company has decided not to accept walk-in orders. In the video, shared by French site Mac4Ever [Google Translate], Ahrendts again told employees that the Apple Watch is only available online due to global demand exceeding supply. She also emphasized Apple's efforts to give customers the best possible ordering experience by restricting in-store orders and said there are no plans to change the current Apple Watch ordering process. It was not an easy…
  • UPS Tracking Numbers Start Trickling Out to Apple Watch Customers

    Juli Clover
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:31 am
    As of yesterday afternoon, credit and debit cards have been charged and many Apple Watch pre-orders have begun shifting from "Processing Items" to "Preparing for Shipment" as Apple prepares to send out the first Apple Watch orders to customers who pre-ordered on Friday, April 10. Shipment emails have yet to go out from Apple, but a few lucky customers have gotten a heads up on their orders through UPS' "My Choice" opt-in emails, which lets people sign up to get notifications whenever a package is sent to their address. These emails suggest the first Apple Watch orders will indeed be arriving…
  • Apple Offers Developers a Chance to Buy Apple Watch Sport With Guaranteed April 28 Delivery Date

    Juli Clover
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    Apple today began sending out emails to iOS developers, offering them a chance to purchase a 42mm Apple Watch Sport with a Blue Sport Band that has a guaranteed shipment date of April 28, 2015, in order to get them a device to begin testing apps on. Quantities of the watch are limited, and developers eligible to purchase a watch will be chosen by random selection. We want to help give Apple developers the opportunity to test their WatchKit apps on Apple Watch as soon as it is available. You have the chance to purchase one (1) Apple Watch Sport with 42mm Silver Aluminum Case and Blue Sport…
  • Adobe Lightroom Updated With HDR and Panorama Merge, Facial Recognition and Filter Brushes

    Juli Clover
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    Adobe today announced a major update to Lightroom CC (and the launch of the standalone Lightroom 6), its professional photo editing software for Mac users. The new update brings significant performance improvements and several new features like HDR merge, Panorama merge, facial recognition, improved slideshows, a filter brush, and more. One of the most impressive new organizational features in the updated version of Lightroom is facial recognition, which lets Lightroom users organize their photos by subject for the first time, in addition to organizing with tags, flags, and star ratings. Once…
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    Macworld

  • Macworld’s May Digital Edition: hands-on with the Apple Watch

    21 Apr 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld Digital Edition. Available as single copies or with a yearlong subscription, the Digital Edition comes in two forms: Enhanced and PDF. The Enhanced Edition has all the news, analysis, product reviews, and how-to’s, along with interactive features, videos, and slideshows—customized for consumption on your iPad. The PDF Edition is designed for your mobile device’s touchscreen to allow pinch…
  • Apple offers expedited Apple Watch order lottery to developers

    21 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Apple Watches are both everywhere and nowhere. Beyoncé and Karl Lagerfeld have theirs already. The first reviews are in. But you can't get one at an Apple Store until June, and online orders quickly slipped to that timeframe too.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC 2015 review: New features and major performance gains

    21 Apr 2015 | 9:53 am
    Sometimes winning can be the worst outcome. With Aperture now effectively retired by Apple, and its successor Photos for OS X not up to the task of replacing it, the market for pro and enthusiast photo software is now led by Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. For the latest version, it would be easy for Adobe to add a few marketing-friendly features and coast into the future on its growing train of subscription revenue. Fortunately for existing and incoming Lightroom customers, that doesn’t seem to be the plan. The new Lightroom CC does add some new features, such as built-in HDR and panorama merge…
  • Apple starts charging Apple Watch buyers as it preps first Watch shipments

    21 Apr 2015 | 8:56 am
    If you managed to preorder an Apple Watch at 12 a.m. PT/3 a.m. ET on the dot on April 10, your Watch might actually arrive on Friday. Apple started charging buyers’ credit cards on Monday afternoon for a variety of different Watch models, not just the popular Sport. If a charge from Apple appears as pending on your card, check your Watch order status: It should have changed from “processing” to “preparing for shipment.” This was a welcome notification on Monday.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Microsoft backs Apple Watch with PowerPoint and OneDrive apps

    21 Apr 2015 | 8:56 am
    After giving lots of love to Android Wear, Microsoft is setting sights on Apple’s smartwatch with new PowerPoint and OneDrive apps.With the latest version of PowerPoint for iOS, Apple Watch users will be able to remotely control PowerPoint slideshows on the iPhone. The Watch app will show navigation controls, along with elapsed time, the current slide number, and the total number of slides.Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn’t included wrist controls for PowerPoint on other devices such as PCs and Macs, though it seems like an obvious feature to include down the road. In the meantime, users…
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    MacTech News

  • Ooppa Software releases PDF Studio 10 for the Mac

    dsellers
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Qoppa Software (http://www.qoppa.com/) has released PDF Studio 10, an all-in-one PDF editing software for Mac OS X. The new version adds PDF Optimization, Overlay Comparison and Conversion to HTML5. The Optimizer function provides options for users to reduce the file size of PDF documents before sharing or publishing them. Images can be downsized and compressed, unused and duplicate objects removed, and data streams compressed. read more
  • KeyCue for Mac OS X revved to version 7.5

    dsellers
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:34 am
    Ergonis Software has introduced KeyCue 7.5, an update to the cheat sheet for learning and remembering keyboard shortcuts. The upgrade allows you to omit keyboard shortcuts from the shortcut table. This is useful for shortcuts that you know already. The new version also improves the convenience of getting informed about and installing new versions. read more
  • Adobe updates its Creative Cloud Photography apps

    dsellers
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    Adobe has announced an update to its Creative Cloud Photography plan (https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html) with the release of an all-new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC that's faster and sports new tools to edit, enhance, organize and showcase photos. read more
  • Quark Software introduces procedure management solution for Global 2000

    dsellers
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:06 am
    Quark Software has introduced Quark Procedure Management, a new knowledge management solution that enables large enterprises to streamline the creation, management and publishing of policies and procedures. read more
  • FileMaker Go for iOS: over 1.5 million downloads and counting

    dsellers
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:52 am
    FileMaker Inc. (www.filemaker.com) says its FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone app has surpassed 1.5 million downloads from the Apple App Store. The FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone app is part of FileMakers lineup of desktop, server and iOS software for creating custom business solutions that run on iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and web browsers. The FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone app is downloadable for free from the Apple App Store. read more
 
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    Touch Arcade

  • iOS Classic 'Disc Drivin' Getting Three New Tracks in Upcoming Update

    Carter Dotson
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A long-time App Store favorite is getting updated once again with fresh content. Disc Drivin' [$2.99 / Free / $4.99 (HD)], the turn-based racing game where you slide discs around tracks, trying to finish first ahead of your opponents, is getting its first update in a year and a half. It's getting updated to support the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but the really exciting news? There's three new tracks getting added to the game. Here's one of them, a new ice track called Two Cool: Two other tracks, Jump Cut and Roundabout, will be added, too. The update's in Apple's hands right now, and should be…
  • 'GameLoading: Rise of the Indies' Documentary Available Now

    Carter Dotson
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:33 pm
    An interesting documentary about the indie gaming scene is out today, called GameLoading: Rise of the Indies. Unlike Indie Game: The Movie, it's meant to be covering the scene and the rise of independent development over the last few years. There's plenty of footage of individual stories and how things like the App Store opened things up for established developers to branch out on their own, for long-time indies to have a shot at prosperity, and for people new to video game creation to make and even find an audience for their games. While PC and console games dominate the proceedings, as they…
  • Incoming! - 'World of Tanks Blitz' 1.8 Update Arrives April 22nd

    Tasos Lazarides
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Tankers, prepare to roll those tanks out of the garage because World of Tanks Blitz [Free] is releasing its 1.8 Update around 5:30 pm PST tomorrow, April 22nd. As we described in a recent article, this update introduces Battle Missions, a new (and, hopefully, actually useful) Tutorial Mode, as well as a Demo Account System that allows new players to jump right into battle without wasting time creating a full account. As with previous updates, Wargaming.net is giving all players two free Premium days to celebrate and help with the grind. Premium gives you 50% more XP and credits from all…
  • Mobile Gaming Monetization: If You Aren't a Whale, You Might as Well Be Sleeping With the Fishes

    Tasos Lazarides
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:44 pm
    If you want to understand the current state of mobile gaming development and monetization, I have two words for you: Moby Dick. Why bring up Herman Melville's novel, you ask? Because at its core, iOS monetization is all about a bunch of people in small, rickety boats hunting whales. As the 2015 annual Swrve Monetization Report reveals, 64% of all revenues from IAPs in F2P games comes from a mere 0.2% of all players. This number reveals an increase from last year's report where only 50% of all revenues came from the top 10% of paying players. Further to the point, 60% of all payers (players…
  • 'Marvel Future Fight' Releasing Worldwide Right Before 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

    Carter Dotson
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Netmarble announced last month that they were bringing a Marvel action-RPG to mobile with Marvel Future Fight, and they've just announced that you'll be able to pick it up worldwide right ahead of the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, on April 30th. You'll be fighting with a series of Marvel heroes, turning corrupted heroes back to the side of good, and then fighting with them. The soft-launch forum thread has been remarkably active since it launched, with loads of people getting into this game and collecting the at-least 36 characters currently in the game, with the promise of more. How…
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Inside Apple’s ResearchKit

    John Timmer
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    LifeMap Solutions Performing large-scale medical studies has never been easy. Getting people to provide informed consent, respond to surveys, or (even worse) show up for testing has often led to high rates of attrition, unreliable information, or both. So it was intriguing to hear that Apple had decided to try to help out in this area. Smartphones have a number of significant advantages: people use them already, users already accept that phones can gather information on everything from our location to our fingerprints, and it's possible to develop sophisticated software that runs on the…
  • Apple offers developers a second chance at an early Apple Watch delivery

    Andrew Cunningham
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:35 pm
    To get an Apple Watch on or anywhere near the advertised April 24 availability date, you needed to place your order within minutes of its 3am pre-order launch on April 10. Orders placed today won't ship until May or June. If you're an app developer hoping to capture the interest of early adopters, this is especially inconvenient. Today Apple sent out an e-mail offering recourse to those developers: register now and you'll be entered for a chance to buy an Apple Watch Sport with a blue Sport Band that will be delivered to your door on April 28. Apple is using a WWDC-like lottery system to…
  • 1,500 iOS apps have HTTPS-crippling bug. Is one of them on your device?

    Dan Goodin
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    About 1,500 iPhone and iPad apps contain an HTTPS-crippling vulnerability that makes it easy for attackers to intercept encrypted passwords, bank-account numbers, and other highly sensitive information, according to research released Monday. An estimated two million people have installed the vulnerable apps, which include the Citrix OpenVoice Audio Conferencing, the Alibaba.com mobile app, Movies by Flixster with Rotten Tomatoes, KYBankAgent 3.0, and Revo Restaurant Point of Sale, according to analytics service SourceDNA. The weakness is the result of a bug in an older version of the…
  • Los Angeles school district’s iPad project subject of new SEC inquiry

    Megan Geuss
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:15 pm
    The Securities and Exchange Commission launched an informal investigation on Thursday into the details of the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) notorious $1.3 billion iPad project, which was supposed to give every child in the nation's second-largest school system an iPad loaded with Pearson curriculum. The Los Angeles Times said that a source inside LAUSD confirmed that the commission was asking questions about how the bond money that was set aside to fund the program was used. The iPad program met many roadblocks since its inception in 2013, and recent allegations of…
  • Memo: Apple Watches won’t be available in stores until at least June

    Andrew Cunningham
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:25 am
    Shipping dates for most Apple Watches have slipped into May or June at this point. According to an internal Apple Store memo obtained by The Telegraph, the high demand combined with Apple's initial supply will keep the watches from being sold in brick-and-mortar Apple stores until at least June. Apple will still allow customers to come into Apple Stores and try the watches on—we came away generally impressed by the experience last week—but the memo from Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts says that actual orders will need to be placed online "through the month of May." Because of the…
 
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    MacStories

  • WhatsApp Adds iOS 8 Share Extension

    Federico Viticci
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    With an update released today, WhatsApp has introduced free audio calling on iOS (previously launched on Android), improvements to how photos can be attached to conversations, and a new iOS 8 share extension to send content from other apps. VoIP calling is still rolling out to users worldwide and I'm not a heavy user of media sharing through WhatsApp (I prefer iMessage's higher quality settings), but I often share links and images downloaded from the web with WhatsApp, and I was curious to try the new extension. When sharing to WhatsApp from the extension, you'll be presented with a…
  • Managing Team Tasks with IFTTT, Slack, and Todoist

    Federico Viticci
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:49 am
    I recently decided that I wanted to overhaul the way I deal with email pitches (new apps, hardware accessories, web services, etc.) and I set out to find a solution that would allow me to broadcast an email to my team without having to forward more emails. The problem: Most email pitches are sent to my personal email address, which teammates can’t access; I can’t stop developers and PR people from sending messages to my personal address; I go through email every day, and I carefully handpick what I would like to see covered on MacStories; I used to forward every email to…
  • Betting Big on the Camera

    Federico Viticci
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:38 am
    Neil Cybart has some fascinating thoughts on the role of cameras in the modern age: _Interpretation. _While there is still plenty of innovation left with how we use cameras to communicate with others, the camera's most exciting role will be utilizing software to help us interact with and navigate the world. The camera will become an input device for software to interpret clues in various settings at home, the office, or school. The camera essentially becomes a pair of intelligent eyes that goes beyond simple image capture. Mobile cameras are outgrowing “taking pictures”. They're…
  • iOS 8.3 and Desktop File Managers

    Federico Viticci
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:57 pm
    I missed this when reports first came out last week: with iOS 8.3, file managers such as iMazing and iExplorer can no longer access the document libraries of iOS apps over a USB connection. Joe Rossignol writes: Apple has changed security settings in iOS 8.3 that prevent file managers and transfer utilities such as iFunBox, iTools, iExplorer, iBackupBot and PhoneView from gaining access to app directories on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The change breaks current versions of transfer utilities for OS X and Windows, forcing many developers to release new versions of their software with…
  • TextBar Puts Your Text into the Menu Bar

    TJ Luoma
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:23 pm
    TextBar is an awesome app which solves a problem that I have been struggling with for at least three years: “How can I put some text into the menu bar, such as the output of a shell script?” TextBar can do that, but it does it even better than I had hoped, because it also: Lets you configure multiple items Copies the item to the clipboard when you click it Easily enables/disables individual items Updates each item on its own time interval (some items might need to be updated every minute, some every 5, some 10, etc) Here are some ways that I have been using TextBar. My TextBar app…
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  • Why Settle for Plastic When You Can Have a Marble iPhone Case?

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Marble is beautiful. I think we can all agree on that; but real marble can’t be used as an iPhone case, can it? It will probably break at the slightest fall. Or maybe even when you try to put it on/take it off your phone. Think again. The guys at Native Union have found a way to take the natural beauty of marble, make it into an iPhone case, and ensure that the case is shatter resistant. Hard to believe, isn’t it? Dubbed the CLIC Marble, this marble iPhone case is designed for the iPhone 6. Its makers have amazingly made the case only 0.8mm thick; and to make sure it doesn’t…
  • 6 Great Apps for Travelers

    Kraig Becker
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    An iPhone can be one of the best tools that we can carry along with us when we travel. It is great for staying in touch with friends and family back home of course, and it can help you navigate around a foreign city with ease as well. It will also tell you where to find a good place to eat, help you book a hotel, and even allow you to check-in to your flight. But thanks to some creative and innovative app developers, Apple’s smartphone is capable of much more than that as well. Here are six great apps for travelers to have on their iPhone the next time they hit the road. PackPoint…
  • Who Wants FREE Pomodoro Time Pro Codes? [Giveaway]

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    The Pomodoro Technique has been a household name for a long time now, what with people wanting to make the most of their time. The method was developed by Francesco Cirillo back in the late 1980s, and since then, we’ve seen a host of products capitalizing on the technique. There is no doubt that the Pomodoro Technique in itself is effective, although it isn’t always for everyone. If you haven’t tried it, here’s a starting point: The Pomodoro Technique: Is It Right For You? Alternatively, why not just dive in and give it a try? Worst case scenario, you’ll find out…
  • Apple has Totally Botched the Apple Watch Launch

    Kraig Becker
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    We are now just one week away from the official launch of the Apple Watch, and by most accounts it seems that Apple has another hit product on its hands. In fact, some analysts are suggesting that the company has already sold more than 2.3 million units, which would make it far and away the best selling smartwatch to date. But the preorder process hasn’t gone as smoothly as we’ve seen in the past, and a surprising lack of supply has pushed delivery dates back into June. There is no denying that Apple has made some stumbles with the rollout of their new wearable, as the Apple…
  • Meet BOLT 2: the World’s Smallest 2.4A External Battery

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Battery life has always been an issue for iPhone users, and even with the improvements that are being made, the fact is that we still run out of juice some time during the day. Unless you’re always at a place where you can plug your phone into a wall socket, you probably rely heavily on your external battery. Whether it’s a battery pack/case or a separate device, an external battery is a necessity these days. I’m pretty sure I’m not wrong if I say most – if not all – of you have one. The thing with many external batteries is that they may not have enough…
 
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  • Recent job posting indicates Apple may be looking to include public transit data within Apple Maps

    Chris Barylick
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Tweet It’s the hiring that shows where a company’s going. A recent Apple job listing shows that the company is looking for a software engineer to help bring public transit information to Apple Maps. The listing reads as follows: “As a member of the Routing team, you will work on one of the most anticipated features of Apple Maps,” In the job requirements, the company directly asks for someone with “in-depth knowledge about public transit,” both as a rider and on a technical level. Until the iOS 6 version of Maps, transit directions were a popular integrated…
  • 31 additional banks and credit unions adopt Apple Pay, bringing total list to over 200 institutions

    Chris Barylick
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Tweet Apple Pay is growing. There’s no denying that. The payment method is now supported by an additional 31 banks and credit unions, bringing the total number of institutions now exceeds 200 banks and credit unions with active support, and some 2,000 banks have signed on to support the mobile payment system for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch in the future. The new banks and credit unions are as follows: AmeriCU Credit Union Bankers Trust Central Minnesota Credit Union Chrome Federal Credit Union City Employees Credit Union Consumers Cooperative Credit Union Coulee Dam Federal Credit…
  • PowerPoint for iOS updated to 1.8, allows Apple Watch to be used as a remote control

    Chris Barylick
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:56 am
    Tweet This is actually pretty interesting. The newest version of Microsoft PowerPoint for iOS includes a feature that allows you to manage your live presentation on your Apple Watch, progressing through each slide without having to pick up your smartphone, tablet or Mac or Windows PC. Some minor details like elapsed time, current slide number (as well as total number of slides) are also present on the wearable app. PowerPoint 1.8 for iOS is available for free and requires iOS 7.1 or later to install and run. Via iMore and App Store
  • Apple Watch orders statuses changing to “Preparing for Shipment” (Updated)

    Chris Barylick
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Tweet Your pre-ordered Apple Watch might be about to head out the door. A number of Apple Watch order statuses have begun changing from “Processing Items” to “Preparing for Shipment” as Apple gets ready to send out the first Apple Watch orders to customers who pre-ordered their devices on Friday, April 10th. The order statuses have shifted over to “Preparing for Shipment” for some buyers and are listing prospective delivery dates of April 24th to May 8th, while the first orders are expected to begin arriving on Friday, April 24th. The change to customer…
  • Apple could be changing supply and demand/data measurement model with Apple Watch

    Chris Barylick
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Tweet Even if you have something that looks like it’s going to be a hit, there’s always the risk of forecasting the wrong sales numbers and producing too many units. Noted analyst and longtime Apple watcher Carl Howe has stated that while he expects the Apple Watch became an overnight multi-billion-dollar business when preorders began earlier this month, he believes Apple will likely minimize its risks and produce units as it gauges demand. This could help handle the question as to which Apple Watch model will prove the most popular, while models might prove less popular and how…
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  • MyMac Podcast 553: Just a Quick One

    The MyMac Podcast
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    No Gaz this week as he deals with some family stuff (don;t worry, he’s OK), but Guy is joined by Peter Bird of the Deeper Look Podcast and they have a nice chat about why Guy is SO tired, WWDC,your thoughts, and feedback! So much cool stuff that it couldn’t be contained! Well, it was […]
  • SLIMCase Ultra Thin Polycarbonate Case for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus – Review

    Simon Parnell
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    SLIMCase Ultra Thin Polycarbonate Case for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Manufactured by: Designed by Many Price: $19.99 The SLIMCase from Designed by Many is a polycarbonate “ultra thin” snap on rear shell cover for the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. It is available in Space Gray, Gold, White, Black, Translucent Smoke and Clear Translucent. […]
  • Secūr Auto Emergency Tool & LED Flashlight

    Elisa Pacelli
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Secūr Auto Emergency Tool & LED Flashlight Company: Secūr Price: $29.99, less than $20 on Amazon at time of publication We’ve all seen the stories on the news: a vehicle is stranded and can’t signal for help; there’s a car accident and the driver is trapped in his car because the seat belt won’t unbuckle […]
  • TechFan #205 – A lot of Apple’s

    Tim Robertson
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:10 am
    Tim Robertson and David Cohen discuss the Apple Watch, NAB, Digital Camcorders, Virtual Pinball, the state of Apple’s Professional customers, buying Windows 7 to get a free copy of Windows 10, and much more. Download and listen here RSS Feed for your podcast app Subscribe in iTunes Links: Windows 10 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/about Infamous “podcasting patent” knocked […]
  • Newertech NuGuard Laptop Snap On Colour Covers – Review

    Simon Parnell
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    NuGuard Laptop Snap On Colour Covers  By: Newertech Price: Newertech $17.99 – $39.99 US Internet pricing $12.50 – $20.00 US Newertech NuGuard Laptop Snap On Colour Covers two part snap on covers. These are available for MacBook Airs and MacBook Pro Retina models. They come in a range of 11 colours plus clear and the […]
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  • Angela Ahrendts rallies the troops as Apple Watch launch looms

    Rob LeFebvre
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:58 pm
    In a video sent out to Apple retail employees, Apple’s senior vice president of retail Angela Ahrendts clarified that the Apple Watch will be arriving for many customers this Friday, but that online ordering was still the only way the…Read more ›
  • Never miss an iPhone call or alert again

    Rob LeFebvre
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    There are two different channels for audio on your iOS device: there are ringers and alert sounds and there are media sounds, like from the Music app or various games on your iPhone. The hardware volume buttons on the side…Read more ›
  • Apple gives devs chance to own Apple Watch before everyone else

    Alex Heath
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    If you’re an iOS developer itching to get your hands on an Apple Watch, it might be your lucky day. Apple is giving registered developers a chance to get an Apple Watch delivered by next week, which is much better…Read more ›
  • New Tomorrowland trailer surprises us with loads of sci-fi action

    Rob LeFebvre
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:35 am
    Disney’s has been showing us glimpses of its Brad Bird-helmed live action film for some time now, with the slow burn first trailer last October focusing on the young woman who gets a mysterious pin that transports her to an…Read more ›
  • Let’s hope Apple car is as sleek as this sci-fi Chevy

    David Pierini
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    Chevrolet has a concept car that looks like something Bat Man would drive. Except he wouldn’t drive it the scene of the crime. The car would drive him. The FNR concept is a self-driving car that may never see the…Read more ›
 
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    MacInTouch

  • Lightroom 6

    21 Apr 2015 | 10:28 am
    Adobe releases a new standalone version of Lightroom to fill the hole left by Apple's abandonment of Aperture. New features include face recognition, HDR and Panorama support.
  • Report: Apple

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:55 pm
    taxing empty boxes
  • Report: Yosemite

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Finder disk space bug; Core Storage issues and info; losing Calendar events
  • Report: Applications

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Quicken and alternatives (SEE Finance experiences, Account Edge); Apple's Photos app (lacks plug-in support) and abandonment of Aperture; future Macs and ARM vs. X86 hardware, size of iOS market vs. OS X market; new Mac Pro vs. old Mac Pro, and rack-mounting and more
  • Report: Hard Drives

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:55 pm
    USB3 external enclosure for Apple SSDs
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    On A Mac

  • What Do We Do In Social Media?

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

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

    dsellers
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Qoppa Software (http://www.qoppa.com/) has released PDF Studio 10, an all-in-one PDF editing software for Mac OS X. The new version adds PDF Optimization, Overlay Comparison and Conversion to HTML5. The Optimizer function provides options for users to reduce the file size of PDF documents before sharing or publishing them. Images can be downsized and compressed, unused and duplicate objects removed, and data streams compressed. read more
  • KeyCue for Mac OS X revved to version 7.5

    dsellers
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:34 am
    Ergonis Software has introduced KeyCue 7.5, an update to the cheat sheet for learning and remembering keyboard shortcuts. The upgrade allows you to omit keyboard shortcuts from the shortcut table. This is useful for shortcuts that you know already. The new version also improves the convenience of getting informed about and installing new versions. read more
  • Adobe updates its Creative Cloud Photography apps

    dsellers
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    Adobe has announced an update to its Creative Cloud Photography plan (https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html) with the release of an all-new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC that's faster and sports new tools to edit, enhance, organize and showcase photos. read more
  • Quark Software introduces procedure management solution for Global 2000

    dsellers
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:06 am
    Quark Software has introduced Quark Procedure Management, a new knowledge management solution that enables large enterprises to streamline the creation, management and publishing of policies and procedures. read more
  • FileMaker Go for iOS: over 1.5 million downloads and counting

    dsellers
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:52 am
    FileMaker Inc. (www.filemaker.com) says its FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone app has surpassed 1.5 million downloads from the Apple App Store. The FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone app is part of FileMakers lineup of desktop, server and iOS software for creating custom business solutions that run on iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and web browsers. The FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone app is downloadable for free from the Apple App Store. read more
 
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    Daring Fireball

  • Developers on Their ‘Biggest WatchKit Mistakes’

    John Gruber
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Speaking of Apple Watch developers, Realm has assembled some interesting lessons learned from WatchKit developers. E.g. this design lesson from Neil Kimmett: The biggest mistake we made with our WatchKit app was including lots of padding around text elements. When designing for desktop and for mobile, we’re used to nice big margins between the edges of our screens and any text written on those screens. However, in WatchKit, if you use a black background, the frame of the watch acts as a natural margin for your content. So butt that text right up against the edge of the screen! It’ll look…
  • Apple Offers Some Developers Opportunity to Place Expedited Order for Apple Watch Sport

    John Gruber
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Matthew Panzarino, writing for TechCrunch: Apple is sending out emails to developers, offering them a chance to purchase an Apple Watch Sport for delivery by April 28th. It’s doing this to encourage them to test and develop for the Watch, according to the text of an email sent to developers and shared with us. The email, pictured below, says that Apple wants to give developers the opportunity to test WatchKit apps on Apple Watch as soon as it’s available. It offers the ability to purchase one Apple Watch Sport with the 42mm silver casing and a blue sport band. The Watch is guaranteed to…
  • The Tullock Paradox

    John Gruber
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Re: the previous post on relatively low sums of money going a long way in political lobbying: The term Tullock paradox refers to the apparent paradox first observed by the public choice economist Gordon Tullock on the low costs of rent-seeking relative to the gains from rent-seeking. The paradox is basically that rent-seekers seeking political favors can usually bribe politicians to give them the favors at a cost much lower than the value of the favor to the rent-seeker. For instance, a rent seeker who hopes to gain a billion dollars from a particular political policy may need to bribe…
  • Report: Google Is Fifth-Biggest Spender in U.S. Lobbying

    John Gruber
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Hamza Shaban, reporting for BuzzFeed: Google ranked fifth in the amount spent on lobbying in the first quarter of 2015 among all organizations that lobbied Congress and federal agencies, according to an analysis by MapLight. The search giant spent $5,470,000; for context, that is more than four times the amount that Apple spent, and nearly $1 million more than Comcast did. While the amount itself may be eye-opening, it’s little surprise that Google has stepped up its lobbying efforts given the regulatory pressures it has faced. While the Federal Trade Commission ended its antitrust…
  • ★ Custom Watch Faces

    John Gruber
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:39 pm
    A weekend Twitter thread regarding custom watch faces for Android Wear and the prospects of custom faces for Apple Watch led me to FaceRepo, a repository of downloadable watch faces for Android Wear. Remember the sites with “skins” for SoundJam and Audion? Like that, but for Android Wear. A few thoughts that went through my mind after perusing the offerings: I don’t expect Apple to open up watch faces to arbitrary designs, even when the full Apple Watch SDK ships later this year. If they do allow third-party faces, I think it’ll be through design partners hand-selected…
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    iMore - The #1 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch blog

  • Vine update lets you share to multiple social networks at once

    Dan Thorp-Lancaster
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Vine has updated its iOS app today with a new share menu that makes sharing to your favorite social networks a much simpler process. In this latest update, Vine users now have the option to share their Vines to multiple social networks at once, rather than one at a time. Overall, the process is a fairly simple affair. Users simply pull up the share menu, tick off boxes next to their social networks of choice, then tap "share." Additionally, today's update added support for sharing to Tumblr. If you'd like to grab the update and get to sharing, you can do so now from the store link below. Free…
  • Microsoft's OneNote now lets you view and dictate notes from your Apple Watch

    Dan Thorp-Lancaster
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Microsoft has updated its note-taking app, OneNote, with support for the Apple Watch today. With OneNote on the Apple Watch, users will be able to bring up their notes on the wearable, which should help out with keeping track of lists as you go about your day. In addition, the app will allow you dictate notes right from your wrist. In addition to Apple Watch support, today's update also brings the requisite helping of bug fixes along for the ride. If you'd like to snag the update in preparation for your Apple Watch, you can grab it from the store link below. Free - Download Now
  • Apple posts workaround for Macs that stop responding during setup

    Dan Thorp-Lancaster
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:48 pm
    If you're having problems with the setup process hanging on your new MacBook, Apple has posted a support article today outlining a remedy. The support article addresses a fairly widespread problem where setup stops responding and displays the dreaded "beach ball" after one creates a user account. If you're experiencing the problem, Apple recommends you either wait about 30 minutes for setup to resume, or complete Setup Assistant without connecting to the internet. From Apple: If your MacBook stops responding and shows a spinning wheel after you create a user account in Setup Assistant, simply…
  • Angela Ahrendts issues an update on Apple Watch, MacBook launches to retail employees

    Dan Thorp-Lancaster
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Angela Ahrendts, Apple's SVP of Retail and Online Sales, sent out a video message to Apple employees today going over details around sales of the Apple Watch and new MacBook. In the video, Ahrendts says that customer feedback for both products has been "overwhelming." She then goes on to clarify some of the details around the decision to go with online-only orders for the inital launch of the Apple Watch. In the video message, published by French blog Mac4Ever, Arhendts says that the decision to go with an online-only ordering process for the Apple Watch was "not easy," but it was one that…
  • How to set up and use Force Click on the Mac

    Rene Ritchie
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Apple's new Force Touch Trackpad for the Mac comes with a new way to interact with OS X — Force Click. Force Click lets you not only click like you would on a traditional, mechanical trackpad, but press harder to engage a second click, or a range of additional click levels, that enable additional actions. For example, click on an icon and then Force Click to get a QuickLook, or click on a word and then Force Click to get a dictionary definition. All of this comes enabled by default on the new MacBook and on the 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro, but there are several options you can toggle and a…
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  • Swift Tops List of Most-Loved Languages and Tech

    samzenpus
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Nerval's Lobster writes Perhaps developers are increasingly overjoyed at the prospect of building iOS apps with a language other than Objective-C, which Apple has positioned Swift to replace; whatever the reason, Swift topped Stack Overflow's recent survey of the "Most Loved" languages and technologies (cited by 77.6 percent of the 26,086 respondents), followed by C++11 (75.6 percent), Rust (73.8 percent), Go (72.5 percent), and Clojure (71 percent). The "Most Dreaded" languages and technologies included Salesforce (73.2 percent), Visual Basic (72 percent), WordPress (68.2 percent), MATLAB…
  • Broken Beer Bottle Battle In Debate Over Merits of Android Over iPhone

    samzenpus
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:50 am
    HughPickens.com writes Lee Hutchinson writes at Ars Technica that platform loyalty is a powerful thing, as two roommates in Tulsa, Oklahoma stabbed each other with broken beer bottles in a debate over the relative merits of Android versus iPhones. Tulsa police were called to Evergreen Apartments at 1 a.m after a woman found a man covered in blood, stumbling around the parking lot and found that two roommates had been drinking and arguing over their mobile phones. The two men broke beer bottles and stabbed each other with them and one of the men smashed a bottle over the back of the other…
  • John Gruber On Third-party Apple Watch Apps: They Suck and Are Really Slow

    timothy
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:13 pm
    An anonymous reader writes During this week's episode of John Gruber's podcast, The Talk Show, Gruber sat down with Joanna Stern of the Wall Street Journal to talk all things Apple Watch. About two hours and 9 minutes into the podcast, both Gruber and Stern began lamenting the poor performance they saw with third-party Apple Watch apps. 'It makes me question whether there should be third party apps for it at all yet,' Gruber noted. The pair also took umbrage with what they perceived to be a poor design choice for the Apple Watch app screen, with both noting that the app icons were far too…
  • LA Schools Seeking Refund Over Botched iPad Plan

    Soulskill
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:38 am
    SternisheFan sends news that Los Angeles Unified School District is asking Apple for a refund of the district's effort to equip students with iPads. The project was budgeted at around $1.3 billion to equip its 650,000 students, though only about 120,000 iPads have been purchased so far. After the program went bad, the FBI launched an investigation into their procurement practices. The iPads weren't standalone education devices — they were supposed to work in conjunction with another device carrying curriculum from a company named Pearson. But the district now says the combined tech…
  • Chess Grandmaster Used iPhone To Cheat During Tournament

    Soulskill
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am
    SternisheFan sends this quote from the Washington Post: Gaioz Nigalidze's rise through the ranks of professional chess began in 2007, the year the first iPhone was released. In hindsight, the timing might not be coincidental. On Saturday, Nigalidze, the 25-year-old reigning Georgian champion, was competing in the 17th annual Dubai Open Chess Tournament when his opponent spotted something strange. "Nigalidze would promptly reply to my moves and then literally run to the toilet," Armenian grandmaster Tigran Petrosian said. "I noticed that he would always visit the same toilet partition, which…
 
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  • Ooppa Software releases PDF Studio 10 for the Mac

    dsellers
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Qoppa Software (http://www.qoppa.com/) has released PDF Studio 10, an all-in-one PDF editing software for Mac OS X. The new version adds PDF Optimization, Overlay Comparison and Conversion to HTML5. The Optimizer function provides options for users to reduce the file size of PDF documents before sharing or publishing them. Images can be downsized and compressed, unused and duplicate objects removed, and data streams compressed. read more
  • KeyCue for Mac OS X revved to version 7.5

    dsellers
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:34 am
    Ergonis Software has introduced KeyCue 7.5, an update to the cheat sheet for learning and remembering keyboard shortcuts. The upgrade allows you to omit keyboard shortcuts from the shortcut table. This is useful for shortcuts that you know already. The new version also improves the convenience of getting informed about and installing new versions. read more
  • Adobe updates its Creative Cloud Photography apps

    dsellers
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    Adobe has announced an update to its Creative Cloud Photography plan (https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html) with the release of an all-new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC that's faster and sports new tools to edit, enhance, organize and showcase photos. read more
  • Quark Software introduces procedure management solution for Global 2000

    dsellers
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:06 am
    Quark Software has introduced Quark Procedure Management, a new knowledge management solution that enables large enterprises to streamline the creation, management and publishing of policies and procedures. read more
  • FileMaker Go for iOS: over 1.5 million downloads and counting

    dsellers
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:52 am
    FileMaker Inc. (www.filemaker.com) says its FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone app has surpassed 1.5 million downloads from the Apple App Store. The FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone app is part of FileMakers lineup of desktop, server and iOS software for creating custom business solutions that run on iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and web browsers. The FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone app is downloadable for free from the Apple App Store. read more
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  • 7 iPhone security apps

    Josh Rotter
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Apple has removed a number of antivirus and anti-malware apps from the App Store, but that doesn't mean you should ignore all iOS security apps. These 7 are worth a look if you want extra protection.
  • Best indie games from GDC and SXSW 2015

    Tuong Nguyen
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Check out the top honorees at GDC's Independent Games Festival and SXSW's Gamer's Voice awards.
  • Spring-clean your smartphone

    Josh Rotter
    17 Mar 2015 | 12:52 pm
    11 apps that can improve your phone's performance.
  • 6 calendar apps that spring ahead

    Josh Rotter
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Find an iOS or Android calendar that meets your agenda.
  • Get Driver Booster 2 Pro for 30 percent off

    Tuong Nguyen
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    Easily download and update all of your device drivers and boost your performance from one elegant interface -- for only $19.99.
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  • YouTube App No Longer Available on Older Apple TV, iOS Devices

    Juli Clover
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:27 am
    YouTube today announced changes to its YouTube Data API, causing many older apps on various devices to stop functioning. On the second-generation Apple TV or older, the YouTube channel will no longer be accessible, and on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, iOS 7 or later is required for the YouTube app to function. Second-generation Apple TV users will have no way to watch YouTube videos on their devices after today, but iOS device owners with versions of iOS older than iOS 7 can use mobile YouTube in Safari to watch videos. YouTube is sharing the news via a discontinuation video that's being…
  • Steve Dowling's Role as Apple PR Chief Now Permanent

    Juli Clover
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:19 pm
    Longtime Apple public relations veteran Steve Dowling was today added to Apple's executive page, marking his official promotion to Vice President of Communications. The role has been open since Katie Cotton retired in 2014, but Steve Dowling has been serving as the interim head of public relations for several months now. His position was initially temporary as Apple searched for other high-profile external candidates, but it appears Apple could not find a suitable external candidate to fill the role. Following Katie Cotton's departure from Apple, Tim Cook was reportedly searching for a…
  • Former iOS Chief Scott Forstall Serving as Snapchat Advisor

    Juli Clover
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    After being forced out of Apple in 2012 following a major Maps debacle and clashes with other execs, former Apple Senior Vice President of iOS Software Scott Forstall has kept a low profile, largely staying out of the public eye. He hasn't taken on a major role at any company, but in late 2013, news surfaced suggesting he had been spending his time advising startups and becoming involved in philanthropical causes. As of today, news has leaked about one of the startups Scott Forstall is involved in -- Snapchat. A leaked email from the late 2014 Sony Pictures hack discovered by TechCrunch…
  • Apple Partners With SunPower Corporation to Build Two Solar Power Plants in China

    Mitchel Broussard
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    Environmentally conscious solar panel manufacturer SunPower Corporation today announced a partnership with Apple that will result in two solar power projects totaling 40 megawatts in the "environmentally-preserved" ABA Region of China's Sichuan Province. Currently under construction, the projects will be split across two sites both eventually totaling 20 megawatts each. The first site, located in Hongyuan, is already generating 2 megawatts of power thanks to technology that includes single-axis tracking with rows of parabolic mirrors that reflect light onto SunPower's "Maxeon" cells, "which…
  • Apple Partners With The Conservation Fund to Protect Working Forests, Ensure Paper Supplies

    Eric Slivka
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    The Conservation Fund today announced that it has partnered with Apple to acquire over 36,000 acres of working forest in Maine and North Carolina, a move that will ensure both the continued health of the forests and Apple's paper supplies.“Apple is clearly leading by example—one that we hope others will follow,” said Larry Selzer, president and CEO of The Conservation Fund. “By all accounts, the loss of America’s working forests is one of our nation’s greatest environmental challenges. The initiative announced today is precedent-setting.” The forests that Apple and The…
 
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  • Video Scratch Test for Ion-X Glass Shows High Scratch Resistance

    Bryan Chaffin
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:38 pm
    YouTuber Unbox Therapy has published a video showing several scratch tests for Ion-X glass, the material Apple is using on Apple Watch Sport. The tests were conducted on sample Ion-X material, rather than an actual Apple Watch Sport, and showed the material to handle a key, a knife, and steel wool. It didn't hold up to sandpaper, however, so make sure you don't rub your Apple Watch face with sandpaper. Sapphire will hold up to that sort of beating-or scraping-however, so if you're expecting some nasty run-ins with sandpaper-wielding vandals, or maybe some sort of horrific shop…
  • Keynote for iOS Updated to Support ‘Keynote Remote Apple Watch’ App

    Bryan Chaffin
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Apple updated Keynote for iOS to version 2.5.3 Tuesday. The update includes support for the "Keynote Remote Apple Watch" app. That app will allow users to control Keynote presentations directly from their Apple Watch.
  • Angela Ahrendts Explains Apple Watch Rollout in Employee Video

    Bryan Chaffin
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Apple Senior Vice President of Retail Angela Ahrendts sent a video to Apple Store retail employees explaining the decision to limit initial Apple Watch orders to online only. In the video, Ms. Ahrendts delivers a very personal address that goes deeper into points she made in a written memo earlier in April, and stresses that Apple launched two new products at one time, Apple Watch and MacBook.
  • Pay What You Want for the Back-End Developer Course Bundle

    Bryan Chaffin
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:37 pm
    We have a training bundle for back-end developers today, and you get to name your own price. It works like this: pay what you want-say a penny-and you get two training courses. There are Python, Ruby, and PHP training courses in the package. But if you pay more than the average, you get all eight courses, and as of this writing, the average price is just $9.85. Plus, 10 percent of what you pay goes to one of three charities-you choose. Get to it!
  • Randomly Selected Developers Offered Expedited Apple Watch Delivery

    Kelly Guimont
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Apple Watches are in short supply as indicated by current ship times. However, some developers are receiving emails with an opportunity to purchase a silver Apple watch with a blue Sport band that will ship by April 28, guaranteed.
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  • Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 8

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

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

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor with new features for motion graphics and key enhancements to accelerate video editing, packaging, and delivery. Final Cut Pro 10.2 introduces stunning 3D titles that are easy to use, improved masking for color grading and effects, native support for more camera formats, and GPU-accelerated RED RAW processing. Motion 5.2 extends the power of 3D titles with the ability to create custom materials and environments and instantly publish them to Final Cut Pro X. Compressor 4.2 makes it easy to package a movie for sale on the iTunes Store.
  • Apple Watch Available in Nine Countries on April 24

    9 Mar 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Apple today announced that Apple Watch will be available April 24 to customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK, and the U.S. Apple Watch brings an entirely new way to receive information at a glance and interact with the world through third-party apps designed specifically for the wrist. “Apple Watch begins a new chapter in the way we relate to technology and we think our customers are going to love it,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We can’t wait for people to start wearing Apple Watch to easily access information that matters, to interact with…
  • Apple Unveils All-New MacBook

    9 Mar 2015 | 3:09 pm
    Apple today unveiled the all-new MacBook, a thinner and lighter line of notebooks available in gold, silver, and space gray aluminum finishes. MacBook features a 12-inch Retina display; a full-size keyboard; the all-new Force Touch trackpad; a compact USB-C port for data transfer, video out, and charging in a single connector; and a new battery designed to deliver all-day life. “Apple has reinvented the notebook with the new MacBook, and at just 2 pounds and 13.1 millimeters, it’s the thinnest and lightest Mac ever,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide…
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  • Weekend Roundup for 19 April 2015

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

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

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

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

    Ricky Buchanan
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:13 pm
    April is Autism Acceptance Month, and Autism Acceptance Day is the 2nd of April each year. It has become customary for many companies who make apps used by people with autism to be discounted or made free for that day, or a longer period surrounding that day. Because premium apps for communication – AAC apps – are especially expensive due to their complexity, many people wait for this discounted day to purchase these apps. Here are a list of premium AAC apps that ATMac has been told will be discounted for WAAD in 2015… Please note that the prices we’re quoting here are…
 
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  • Ars: Inside Apple's ResearchKit

    Mike Flaminio
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:11 pm
    John Timmer: <blockquote class=quote>More generally, simply opening up a large fraction of the smartphone-using population has some significant implications for research. &quot;Typically, the number of participants in a clinical study are limited by geographical constraints and the cost of consenting and enrolling subjects in person,&quot; Bridges [CEO of LifeMap Solutions] told Ars. &quot;With ResearchKit, data can be captured in real time from a far larger, more geographically distributed, and more diverse subject pool at much lower cost.&quot; Bridges said that in the…
  • Apple VP Angela Ahrendts sends video message on Apple Watch to retail employees

    Mike Flaminio
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:09 pm
    I like the personalized video to help get messaging across, but it seems a little weird. To me, it seems perfectly natural Apple would launch the watch exclusively online. Given it's a new product and very constrained supply, guessing how to deploy inventory isn't in anyone's best interests. Apple I think is better off just shipping exactly what people want directly rather than making people stand in line for a model they don't want, or more likely, going home with nothing. I wonder if the Apple execs are feeling heat for the supply issues and long lead times? This might be a case of Apple…
  • Keynote, PowerPoint apps add support for Apple Watch

    Mike Flaminio
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Apple and Microsoft updated their presentation iOS apps to support the upcoming Apple Watch. The feature allows you to control your Keynote or PowerPoint slide deck from your watch, which is pretty neat. There have been a lot of app updates pushed to my phone the past week that feature Apple Watch functionality. Most updates seems to be basically remote screens and notifications for iPhone apps. In some cases these could be interesting, like when it's impractical to hold your phone, but I'm not seeing most of these early features really changing how I work. The updates for Keynote and…
  • How Apple Watch measures your heart rate

    Mike Flaminio
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Apple new support document details how the Apple Watch heart rate sensor works <blockquote class=quote>The heart rate sensor in Apple Watch uses what is known as photoplethysmography. This technology, while difficult to pronounce, is based on a very simple fact: Blood is red because it reflects red light and absorbs green light. Apple Watch uses green LED lights paired with light&amp;#8209;sensitive photodiodes to detect the amount of blood flowing through your wrist at any given moment. When your heart beats, the blood flow in your wrist -- and the green light absorption -- is…
  • AnandTech review of new MacBook

    Mike Flaminio
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Always excellent deep reviews from AnandTech bring up some of the key tradeoffs of the new MacBook design. Ryan Smith for AnandTech: <blockquote class=quote>From an end-user standpoint then the focus on the MacBook is going to be on its size, especially its thinness. It's how Apple is choosing to promote it and it's by far the laptop's most distinctive attribute. At the same time however is the story of how Apple got to this point, and what trade-offs and sacrifices they had to make to get a laptop into this form factor. The laws of physics enforce a pretty clear trade-off between size…
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  • Wednesday Morning News

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

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

    19 Apr 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Apple continues its push the Apple Watch with non other than Jony Ive showing the watch off at Milan’s Design week. As 9to5Mac noted what made it all the more interesting was that Jony appeared to have an exclusive collection of Sports band colours. Earlier the showcase had been launched by Phil Schiller and designer Marc Newson.
  • Friday Morning News

    16 Apr 2015 | 4:58 pm
    iPhone 6 Line Doncaster, day before by Shaun Garrity, on Flickr If you were planning on heading to your local Apple store on 24 April to try and score yourself an Apple Watch, sadly you won’t be doing that. Macrumors report that Apple has removed the reference to the 24th from its website and in a memo to staff Retail head Angela Ahrendts
  • Thursday Lunchtime News

    15 Apr 2015 | 11:36 pm
    We still don’t have any official word on how the launch on the Apple Watch has gone but people are stepping up to have a guess. The latest is KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who 9to5Mac report has estimated that pre-orders will be in excess of 2.3 million through May. He sees production running around 2.5 million a month and in part back solves the current production rate based on the delivery times so far. Meanwhile Apple itself is trying to find
 
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  • PDF Studio 10 – Powerful PDF Editor for Mac OS X – Now Available

    admin
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am
    Atlanta, Georgia – Qoppa Software, a leading producer of PDF software, today is proud to announce version 10 of PDF Studio, their powerful, easy to use PDF editor for Mac OS X. PDF Studio 10 adds a number of new features including PDF Optimization, Overlay Comparison, Conversion to HTML5. The new Optimizer function provides many options for users to reduce the file size of PDF documents before sharing or publishing them. Images can be downsized and compressed, unused and duplicate objects removed, and data streams compressed. It is possible to save custom optimizer profiles and even to…
  • PDF Studio 10 – Powerful PDF Editor for Mac OS X – Now Available

    admin
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am
    Atlanta, Georgia – Qoppa Software, a leading producer of PDF software, today is proud to announce version 10 of PDF Studio, their powerful, easy to use PDF editor for Mac OS X. PDF Studio 10 adds a number of new features including PDF Optimization, Overlay Comparison, Conversion to HTML5. The new Optimizer function provides many options for users to reduce the file size of PDF documents before sharing or publishing them. Images can be downsized and compressed, unused and duplicate objects removed, and data streams compressed. It is possible to save custom optimizer profiles and even to…
  • Izotx introduces Just a tip 1.0 for iOS and Apple Watch

    admin
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    Pensacola, Florida – Izotx is happy to announce the release of Just a tip 1.0, the latest product from the software development company. Just a tip is a tip calculator that lets anyone quickly and easily calculate the gratuity while dining in restaurants, stores, and more. The app was developed to work on two platforms: iOS compatible devices and also Apple Watch. The UI was designed to be as simple and usable as possible. You won’t find any unnecessary features or distractions. It has following features: * Three set percentage rates for easy calculations (15%, 18%, 20%) * Sliders…
  • CS Odessa Updates AWS Architecture Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw PRO

    admin
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    San Jose, California – CS Odessa’s newest addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park, “AWS Architecture Diagrams 2.4″ updates version 2.0 from the previous release. This collection of library objects, templates, and example drawings for ConceptDraw PRO makes short work of describing any business’ cloud implementation. The ConceptDraw PRO “AWS Architecture Diagrams” solution is available at no charge to users of ConceptDraw PRO v10 and ConceptDraw Office v3, via ConceptDraw Solution Park. ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw Office support the latest versions of…
  • CS Odessa Updates AWS Architecture Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw PRO

    admin
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    San Jose, California – CS Odessa’s newest addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park, “AWS Architecture Diagrams 2.4″ updates version 2.0 from the previous release. This collection of library objects, templates, and example drawings for ConceptDraw PRO makes short work of describing any business’ cloud implementation. The ConceptDraw PRO “AWS Architecture Diagrams” solution is available at no charge to users of ConceptDraw PRO v10 and ConceptDraw Office v3, via ConceptDraw Solution Park. ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw Office support the latest versions of…
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  • Can You Count to Nine? Count to Nine - A Race Against The Clock

    21 Apr 2015 | 12:43 pm
    The Tall Dwarves development team is proud to announce their second gaming release, Count to Nine. it's the perfect app for killing time when you're waiting on the bus, standing in line, or even in class. Just count to nine. Literally, that's it. Nine numbered dots appear, and you must tap them to clear them. The game is designed for quick plays, and rounds normally last roughly 30 seconds. Clear the dots fast enough and time keeps ticking! Run out of time or click the wrong dot, game over!
  • PDF Studio 10 - Powerful PDF Editor for Mac OS X - Now Available

    21 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    Qoppa Software today announces the availability of PDF Studio 10, an all-in-one, easy to use PDF editing software for Mac OS X that is offered at an unbeatable price. The new version adds PDF Optimization, Overlay Comparison and Conversion to HTML5. The Optimizer function provides many options for users to reduce the file size of PDF documents before sharing or publishing them. Images can be downsized and compressed, unused and duplicate objects removed, and data streams compressed.
  • Izotx introduces Just a tip 1.0 for iOS and Apple Watch

    21 Apr 2015 | 9:35 am
    Izotx introduces Just a tip 1.0 for iOS and Apple Watch, the latest product from the Florida based software development company. Just a tip is a tip calculator that lets anyone quickly and easily calculate the gratuity while dining in restaurants, stores, and more. With sliders that lets you choose a custom tip percentage and total, the UI was designed to be as simple and usable as possible. The app features colorful graphs that help to visualize just how much you are really paying.
  • CS Odessa Updates AWS Architecture Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw PRO

    21 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    CS Odessa today announces the AWS Architecture Diagrams solution, the latest addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park. This collection of library objects, templates, and example drawings for ConceptDraw PRO makes short work of describing any business' cloud implementation. The ConceptDraw PRO AWS Architecture Diagrams solution is available at no charge to users of ConceptDraw PRO v10 and ConceptDraw Office v3, via ConceptDraw Solution Park.
  • Sweet Treat rebranding to Sweetlicious - Find Desserts Near You

    21 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    App Viper today announced that Sweet Treat is rebranding to Sweetlicious for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Watch. Sweetlicious is a food navigation app that helps find decadent desserts near you. Locating a treat is as easy as pressing one of the dessert icons. Select a cupcake, cookie, cake, chocolate, donut or ice cream and Sweetlicious will locate these items and display them on an interactive map around your current location. Tap any result to get full details.
 
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  • DragonVale: How to breed a Midnight Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:28 am
    MIDNIGHT DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 12 hours BUY-IT Price: ? Gems HOW TO BREED: The Midnight Dragon can only be earned by completing the “Star Fall” spring event challenges. (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Monolith Dragon

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

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

    Dr. Macenstein
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    Well, it’s been an exciting couple of weeks leading up to Apple’s Spring Ahead Event! Haha, just kidding. I honestly could not be less interested in the Apple watch or this event in general, so let’s see if Apple was able to change my mind. Here’s my take on what was the Good, the Bad, […]
  • What level of support should a successful game developer be expected to offer?

    Dr. Macenstein
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:53 am
    I’ll admit upfront that I am writing this article out of personal frustration towards BackFlip studios, formerly one of my favorite iOS game developers, but my long-standing support issues with them raise a question that ALL successful developers should be asking themselves – namely, “How much support am I morally, ethically, and perhaps even LEGALLY supposed […]
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  • Retrospect 12.0.1.104 - Backup and recovery software. (Demo)

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Retrospect is the most trusted name in Mac backup and recovery, with more than two decades of field-tested expertise - protecting Macs and Windows PCs and servers worldwide from data loss due to user error, computer failure or site-wide disasters such as fire, theft or flood. Features: Protect servers, business-critical applications, desktops and notebooks with a single, easy to use product. Manage multiple backup servers remotely from a single screen, easing management for larger installations. New! Back up to and restore from offsite cloud storage. Use powerful filtering rules to allow…
  • Smart Home 1.4 - Home automation for your microcontroller. (Free)

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Smart Home lets you control any single-board computer, like an Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBoard, PandaBoard, or similar. Control lights, thermostat, devices, alarm system, blinds, and beamer screen by sending HTTP GET commands to your controller, with MySQL support to show live data like energy consumption and on/off status of your light switches and device power switches. User-configurable MySQL queries show updated status of power and light switches, power consumption, thermostat and temperature data, and alarm status. Everything is user configurable. Support for user-configurable…
  • Apple Numbers 3.5.3 - Apple's spreadsheet app from the iWork suite. (Commercial)

    21 Apr 2015 | 6:53 pm
    With Apple Numbers, sophisticated spreadsheets are just the start. The whole sheet is your canvas. Just add dramatic interactive charts, tables, and images that paint a revealing picture of your data. You can work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, and work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft Excel.Version 3.5.3: This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes. OS X 10.10 or later Download Now
  • LinkOptimizer 4.9.40 - Reduce InDesign link size, convert colors and formats, and more. (Demo)

    21 Apr 2015 | 6:51 pm
    LinkOptimizer is a workflow-automation solution for Adobe InDesign which works with Photoshop to reduce InDesign link size, perform essential image adjustments, and convert image formats. LinkOptimizer is a perfect solution for both print and electronic publishing. Reduce InDesign link size by eliminating excess image data: LinkOptimizer will automatically reduce the image resolution, scale and crop the images in Photoshop according to their dimensions in the InDesign document and the target resolution specified, and reimport them to InDesign at 100%. Perform essential image adjustments…
  • Table Caller 1.0.0 - Call tables to line up at large gatherings. (Free)

    21 Apr 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Table Caller helps when you have large gatherings and want to announce which table of people can line up (for food, etc.) without confusion. Table Caller can call tables in order or at random. Table Caller supports up to ninety-nine tables.Version 1.0.0: Initial releaseOS X 10.7 or laterDownload Now
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  • Logo Design Studio Super Bundle

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

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

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

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    26 Mar 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Paragon 4-in-1 Mac Bundle & Boot Camp Backup The bundle contains five must-have products for every Mac user: Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 – Paragon HFS for Windows 10 – Paragon ExtFS for Mac OS X 9 – Paragon Camptune X & Paragon Boot Camp Backup. They solve all incompatibility issues of Mac OS X and Windows! Normally: $79.80 ZOT Price: $29.95 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 Get full read and write access to Windows NTFS File System from your Mac® OS X! Using a Mac® is a wonderful experience – until you try to use a…
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    17 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Deliver Send files easily across Internet and local networks Normally: $19.95 ZOT Price: $9.98 Click to macZOT!   Send and share files easily across the Internet and local networks Deliver offers automatic e-mail notifications, hot folders, delivery to multiple destinations, support for major online services, detailed history and much more KEY FEATURES Send files across the Internet and locally Deliver supports all major online services: FTP, SFTP, Google Storage, Amazon S3, WebDAV, Secure WebDAV, AFP, SMB, as well as local destinations.   Automatic e-mail notifications Deliver…
 
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  • Feds ask airlines to look for theoretical WiFi hacks

    Andrew Tarantola
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:55 pm
    The FBI and TSA have begun telling airlines to watch out for passengers attempting to access their planes' internal navigation networks, despite lacking evidence that anybody's ever actually tried to do so. The Feds are warning aircrews to look for p...
  • Vine makes it easier to share videos everywhere at once

    Jon Fingas
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:26 pm
    So you've discovered a catch Vine video that you know your friends will instantly appreciate, but they're scattered across multiple social networks. Will you have to sit there diligently tapping the share button over and over again to make sure every...
  • Aereo to pay broadcasters $950,000 for copyright claims

    Edgar Alvarez
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:59 pm
    As if the situation couldn't get worse for Aereo, the defunct TV streaming service is now set to make a payment to the broadcasters responsible for its downfall. And, all things considered, it's getting off quite easy. According to Bloomberg Business...
  • WSJ: Google will roll out its wireless service starting tomorrow

    Nicole Lee
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:25 pm
    The Wall Street Journal has just reported that Google plans to launch its very own phone service starting tomorrow. The plan was first announced over a month ago at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but the WSJ has since unearthed more details abou...
  • Apple Watch Sport's Ion-X Glass Display Cover Subjected to Scratch Test in New Video

    Juli Clover
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Earlier this month, a video surfaced showing the incredible scratch resistance of the sapphire crystal display cover used in the stainless steel and Edition Apple Watches, and now another video claims to show the scratch resistance of the Ion-X glass display cover used in the Apple Watch Sport. The video, from Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy, uses Ion-X glass covers sourced from Sonny Dickson, who has acquired parts from various pre-release devices in the past. The glass covers in the video are said to be the same Ion-X covers used in the Apple Watch Sport. Hilsenteger subjects the Ion-X…
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2015.04.09

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

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

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:44 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 519. Speculating on Apple Watch numbers. May the Force Touch be with you. Analyzing the MacBook. ResearchKit starts strong. Hiding a 'Titan' in plain sight. Apple may launch streaming TV service. More iTunes management on laptops. iCloud free account limit. Shooting video on an iPhone. Thing of the Moment: CARROT Weather Special thanks to our sponsors: Smile - smilesoftware.com lynda.com - Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video tutorials. Visit lynda.com/maccast to start your free trial. Shownotes in: HTML or…
  • Maccast 2015.03.10 - Apple's 'Spring Forward' Event

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:55 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 518. My thoughts on Apple's 'Spring Forward' event. Apple TV HBO Now update. The Apple Watch. Apple's new 2015 MacBook. Apple releases iOS 8.2 with Apple Watch App. Fixing iCloud Contacts syncing. Managing large Mac OS X Photo Libraries Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Shownotes in: HTML or OPML Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
  • Maccast 2015.03.02

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:40 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 517. Apple Watch event coming. Apple likely developing a car. Touch ID coming to Mac? Apple will offer iOS Public Betas. Apple Pay in Europe mid-April? Apple acknowledges Macbook Pro Display issues. Consolidate iTunes Library on external. Cleaning up "On My iPhone" Contacts. Tracking sold iPhones in the Post. Thing of the Moment: Audio Technica AT2005USB. iPhone World Gallery Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: lynda.com - Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video…
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    Apple Inc. Press Releases

  • Apple Announces ResearchKit Available Today to Medical Researchers

    14 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    CUPERTINO, California—April 14, 2015—Apple® today announced ResearchKit™, a software framework designed for medical and health research that helps doctors, scientists and other researchers gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using mobile devices, is now available to researchers and developers. The first research apps developed using ResearchKit study asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, and have enrolled over 60,000 iPhone® users in just the first few weeks of being available on…
  • Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 8 at San Francisco’s Moscone West

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    CUPERTINO, California—April 14, 2015—Apple® today announced that it will hold its 26th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 8 through June 12 at San Francisco’s Moscone West, with more sessions than ever before streamed to developers. At WWDC, Apple’s renowned developer community will come together to learn about the future of iOS and OS X®, helping them continue to create the most innovative apps in the world. WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs to help developers integrate new…
  • Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    CUPERTINO, California—April 13, 2015—Apple® today updated Final Cut Pro® X, Motion and Compressor with new features for motion graphics and key enhancements to accelerate video editing, packaging and delivery. Final Cut Pro 10.2 introduces stunning 3D titles that are easy to use, improved masking for color grading and effects, and native support for more camera formats, as well as GPU-accelerated RED RAW processing. Motion 5.2 extends the power of 3D titles with the ability to create custom materials and environments and instantly publish them to Final Cut…
  • Apple Watch In-Store Preview & Online Pre-Order Begin Friday

    9 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    CUPERTINO, California—April 9, 2015—Apple Watch™, Apple’s most personal device yet, will be available for preview and pre-order on Friday, April 10. Customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US can try on and experience Apple Watch at their local Apple Store® or at Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Isetan in Tokyo, Selfridges in London, and select Apple Authorized Resellers in Japan and China. Customers can pre-order their Apple Watch through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) beginning April 10 at 12:01 a.m. PDT for…
  • Apple Updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display & MacBook Air

    9 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    SAN FRANCISCO―March 9, 2015―Apple® today updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro® with Retina® display with the all-new Force Touch trackpad, fifth generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Graphics 6100, two times faster flash and longer battery life, bringing even more performance and capabilities to our pro customers.* Apple also today updated the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air® with fifth generation Intel Core processors, Intel HD Graphics 6000, and Thunderbolt 2, and added up to two times faster flash to the 13-inch MacBook Air, making the perfect everyday notebooks…
 
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    thriftmac

  • Noizio

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

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

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

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

    Mark
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Panic’s app for Usenet newsgroups is no longer being developed, but one last free release promises to keep customers happy for awhile.
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    Mac Tutorial Previews

  • 0499 - BusyContacts - Part 2 [HD - Preview]

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

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

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

    ScreenCastsOnline
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Things 2 is a fully featured task manager application from Cultured Code. Since we last covered it, Things has had many new much requested features added, most importantly cross platform syncing. In this episode, Todd Olthoff brings us up to speed on the main features of Things 2 and explores some of the new features.
  • 0495 - HoudahSpot 4 [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Spotlight is great, but it could be better! Enter HoudahSpot 4 - the ultimate search utility for the Mac. Now re-written from the ground up, HoudahSpot is even faster and more fully featured than previous versions.
 
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    Softpedia News > Apple

  • iPhones Could Become the Device of Choice for Terrorists, Says DA

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

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

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Apple unveiled its latest MacBook laptop with Retina display during the “Spring Forward” event, a few weeks ago. The notebook proved to be quite a paradoxical product. First of all, the device comes with only one port of the USB Type-C variety. This all-in-one connector is actually a substitute for no less than five different connectors, including Power, USB, HDMI, VGA and Display ports. The caveat in the case of the new MacBook is that you can only use one function at a... (read more)
  • Goodbye #Bendgate, Next-Gen iPhones Could Feature Tougher 7000 Series Aluminum

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:14 am
    After going through the infamous #bendgate scandal with the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple probably doesn’t want to see the scenario repeat itself when it unveils the next-gen iPhones this year. A new report coming out of the Taiwanese website Economic Daily News claims that Cuper... (read more)
  • Apple Releases OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite Supplemental Update to Fix Startup Issues

    Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:56 pm
    Approximately one week after the release of the final version of OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite, Apple has pushed today a supplemental update to fix a startup issue related to video drivers and certain video capture applications. According to the App Store's release notes, Today's Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite Supplemental Update is h... (read more)
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    9to5Mac

  • Microsoft OneNote will now take dictation from Apple Watch, Calcbot will make it a 1985 Casio

    Chance Miller
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:35 pm
    As we near the April 24th launch for the Apple Watch, a pair of notable apps have received support for the device this evening. First off, Microsoft’s OneNote app has been updated to version 2.11.7 with support for the Apple Watch. A variety of features will be available from the Watch, including the ability to dictate new notes. Microsoft says that OneNote on Apple Watch will allow users to access their recently created notes, as well as create new ones via dictation. Evernote announced a similar functionality for Apple Watch earlier this month, as well. Microsoft’s full…
  • Apple Watch Sport’s ‘Ion-X’ glass gets put through scratch test (Video)

    Dom Esposito
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:21 pm
    If you’re still having trouble deciding between the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport, there’s a new video that may make it a bit easier. Not too long ago, a video was released that tested the scratch resistance of the Apple Watch’s sapphire glass panel, but today the Ion-X glass found on the Sport model gets put through the same treatment. Will it hold up against the torture? In the video below from YouTuber Unbox Therapy, the Ion-X glass from the Sport model gets tortured by keys, a knife, steel wool, and even sandpaper. It’s assumed that the Ion-X glass won’t…
  • Apple continues to block older Flash Player versions on OS X for security

    Chance Miller
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Apple today has confirmed that is updating its web plug-in blocking mechanism in OS X to disable all versions of Adobe Flash Player prior to the most recent, which is version 17.0.0.169. On older systems, all versions of Flash prior to 13.0.0.281 are blocked. Apple notes on its Support page that if you must run an older version of Flash in Safari, you can do so by using the Internet plug-in management option in the browser. With this option, you can choose to run the Flash Player plug-in in unsafe mode on websites that you trust. Apple cites security issues for its reasoning to block old…
  • Apple Retail SVP Ahrendts tackles Apple Watch/MacBook launch questions in new 5 minute employee video

    Mike Beasley
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:57 pm
    In a new video message to employees published by Mac4Ever, Apple retail boss Angela Ahrendts clarified some of the details of the Apple Watch and MacBook rollouts that are starting this week. The executive confirmed that for the time being, watch orders will only be available online due to extremely limited supply. Regarding the new products, Ahrendts says customer feedback is “overwhelmingly positive” and says the call to limit orders to online-only for the time being was “not an easy decision.” She also confirms that the first pre-order units will begin being…
  • WhatsApp Messenger adds free VoIP calling, new sharing extension, more

    Zac Hall
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:25 am
    WhatsApp Messenger, the popular cross-platform chatting service, released a major update to its iPhone app today introducing some long-rumored features and new ways to share content with friends and family… The latest version of WhatsApp for iPhone adds a new voice calling feature that allows you to talk to any WhatsApp user around the world for free. Similar to Skype or FaceTime Audio, WhatsApp Calling uses an Internet connection (VoIP) rather than cellular phone service to make calls. The feature has been expected to come to the app since shortly after Facebook acquired the service…
 
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    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • A Cleaner, Faster iPhoto: Upgrade to Photos for OS X Yosemite

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

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

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

    Dann Albright
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    If you saw Tim Cook’s keynote last month, you may have noticed that China came up a lot. The presentation even opened with a video from Hangzhou. Many commentators are saying that Apple’s focus is shifting from the US to China — but are they right? And what does it mean if they are? Signs of a Shift It’s not just Tim Cook’s presentation that gives us an idea that Apple is setting their sights on China. There are other signs. For example, the introduction of the gold iPhone and new gold MacBook. China has long been one of the major consumers of...Read the full…
  • How to Run Internet Explorer on Your Mac (and Why You Might Want To)

    Dan Price
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Choosing your Internet browser is not a decision to be taken lightly, yet it is an issue that very few users give careful consideration to. It’s an ironic fact that while Mac and Windows users will argue over many aspects of their operating systems, they both typically agree that the two default browsers are useless. Apple’s Safari and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer are frequently accused of being slow, unwieldy, and insecure, and these days most people who buy a new computer make a headlong dash to Google Chrome’s download page without further thought. We’ve…
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    ifoAppleStore

  • My Work Here is Done

    Gary Allen
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:19 pm
    After following Apple retail for 14 years, I’ve reached a happy ending, and am gracefully backing away from the crazy world of following the company and its stores. No more stories or analysis, or flying out to far-flung locations to join overnight crowds,waiting for the excitement of new store opening (NSO). I began this Web site as simply a way of celebrating the fun of grand openings and the close friendship of the people I met when I arrived in a new country or city. My first overnight camp-out was with my son Devin on the sidewalk in front of the epic Palo Alto store in…
  • Live Above An Apple Store—For a Price

    Gary Allen
    14 Mar 2015 | 2:26 am
    For the most-avid Apple store enthusiast, a most-extraordinary opportunity has arisen to purchase an apartment inside an Apple store building. No more driving—or even walking—to your Genius Bar appointment or to pick up an accessory. Just take a short elevator ride to the ground floor. For an offer over US$495,000 you might win the bidding to live above the Brisbane (Australia) store, in an historic building with amenities that include a fitness center, sauna, car park and swimming pool. The apartment just came on the market. It’s one of five known Apple store buildings that…
  • More Streams of People To Fill The Retail Stores

    Gary Allen
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:47 am
    Although Apple’s Monday special event was intended to formally present Apple Watch, it seemed to be more about the company’s retail stores, which will bear the brunt of additional inventory, sales and traffic handling tasks to get the product out to buyers. In fact, employees at some stores will struggle to handle 10 separate streams of people flooding into their stores after the watch debuts. The event began with CEO Tim Cook giving a quick retail segment review, and showing photos of the new West Lake (China) store and the Apple watch display table. He announced that the…
  • Latest Store Opening Generates Apple Enthusiasm

    Gary Allen
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:50 pm
    This video of the Zhongjie Joy City (Shenyang, China) Apple store grand opening on February 28th demonstrates the broad extent of the enthusiasm for Apple’s retail stores, and how it transcends cultures and international boundaries.
  • Neighbors Organize Protest Over Future Apple Store

    Gary Allen
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Despite the Apple stores’ award-winning architecture, their revenue generation and employment opportunities, a group of Manhattan (NYC) residents is circulating a petition to block the opening of the future Upper East Side Apple store, calling it “the wrong store in the wrong place.” The residents say the store will create a “serious disruption” for their quiet residential community, with long lines of customers on narrow sidewalks, overnight camp-outs for new products, delivery truck congestion and street vendor food carts crowding the area. They are pursuing a…
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    The MacTrack - iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and Mac News

  • PDF Studio 10 – Powerful PDF Editor for Mac OS X – Now Available

    Richard
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am
    Atlanta, Georgia – Qoppa Software, a leading producer of PDF software, today is proud to announce version 10 of PDF Studio, their powerful, easy to use PDF editor for Mac OS X. PDF Studio 10 adds a number of new features including PDF Optimization, Overlay Comparison, Conversion to HTML5. The new Optimizer function provides many options for users to reduce the file size of PDF documents before sharing or publishing them. Images can be downsized and compressed, unused and duplicate objects removed, and data streams compressed. It is possible to save custom optimizer profiles and even to…
  • Izotx introduces Just a tip 1.0 for iOS and Apple Watch

    Richard
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    Pensacola, Florida – Izotx is happy to announce the release of Just a tip 1.0, the latest product from the software development company. Just a tip is a tip calculator that lets anyone quickly and easily calculate the gratuity while dining in restaurants, stores, and more. The app was developed to work on two platforms: iOS compatible devices and also Apple Watch. The UI was designed to be as simple and usable as possible. You won’t find any unnecessary features or distractions. It has following features: * Three set percentage rates for easy calculations (15%, 18%, 20%) * Sliders…
  • CS Odessa Updates AWS Architecture Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw PRO

    Richard
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    San Jose, California – CS Odessa’s newest addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park, “AWS Architecture Diagrams 2.4″ updates version 2.0 from the previous release. This collection of library objects, templates, and example drawings for ConceptDraw PRO makes short work of describing any business’ cloud implementation. The ConceptDraw PRO “AWS Architecture Diagrams” solution is available at no charge to users of ConceptDraw PRO v10 and ConceptDraw Office v3, via ConceptDraw Solution Park. ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw Office support the latest versions of…
  • Sweet Treat rebranding to Sweetlicious – Find Desserts Near You

    Richard
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    New York, New York – App Viper today is pleased to announce that Sweet Treat is rebranding to Sweetlicious. Sweetlicious is a food navigation app that helps find decadent desserts near you. Locating a sweet treat is as easy as pressing the cupcake, cookie, cake, chocolate, donut or ice cream icon. The results closest to your current location are displayed on an interactive map. Tap any result to view detailed information including: name, address, photo, hours, phone number, and rating. Get point to point navigation, save to favorites or share with friends Twitter, Facebook, text…
  • Maintain Releases Cocktail 7.8.1 (Mavericks Edition)

    Richard
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    Ekero, Sweden – Maintain today is proud to announce the release of Cocktail 7.8.1 (Mavericks Edition), the latest maintenance update of Cocktail for users running OS X Mavericks 10.9. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail’s features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot mode that allows you to…
 
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    The Loop

  • Apple Watch custom faces

    Jim Dalrymple
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    John Gruber:I just can’t see Apple ever allowing these sort of watch faces for Apple Watch — that’ll be left for the jailbreak crowd. A few weeks ago I thought third-party watch faces would be like third-party apps were for the iPhone — something that wasn’t there at the launch, but which came sooner rather than later.That’s what I thought too. John has some interesting thoughts on custom watch faces and why we won’t see them.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Control what you see in Health app on iPhone

    Jim Dalrymple
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:54 am
    If you haven’t used the Health app on iPhone, it’s something you just consider doing. Here’s a good article on how to easily show the information you’re looking for without overwhelming you.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Apple details Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor

    Jim Dalrymple
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:46 am
    Learn how Apple Watch measures your heart rate, and get tips for a more accurate reading.Great information from Apple.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Adobe unveils Lightroom CC: speed boost, RAW HDR and pano, face finding, and more

    Shawn King
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:07 am
    Petapixel:Adobe today announced its latest version of Lightroom, called Lightroom CC. The update brings faster performance, some revamped tools, and a set of powerful new creation features. Here’s a look at the major new things found in Lightroom CC, which will also be sold as a standalone program called Lightroom 6.Now that Aperture has all but disappeared, Lightroom will be the only choice for most professional photographers. Luckily, it’s a very good app on its own and these new features add a lot to its abilities.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Bushel: Free easy-to-use cloud-based tool for Apple devices [Sponsor]

    Jim Dalrymple
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:38 pm
    For some people, IT is a task and not a career. Bushel is a simple-to-use cloud-based tool that anyone can leverage to manage the Apple devices in their workplace. Bushel allows you to easily set-up and protect all of the Apple devices that you distribute to your team, or those that your team already has. Provide access to company email accounts, automatically install work apps to every device all at once, and separate and protect your team’s personal data from company data. And if a device is ever lost or stolen, you can even remotely lock it or wipe company data completely. Do all of this…
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Paul Horowitz
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Photos app is a great app to manage and browse large collections of pictures on a Mac, but some users prefer to manually sort their pictures using the file system of OS X, which means that if you add those pictures into Photos app they will be copied into the Photos library. That’s the intended ... Read More
  • Make Console Easier to Read in OS X with PID, Icons, & Bold View Options

    Paul Horowitz
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:57 pm
    By default, the OS X Console app view is quite simple, displaying events and logs in nothing but plain text, which makes it not very different from viewing system logs from the command line on a Mac. There’s nothing wrong with that, but if you’re a Mac user who spends a fair amount of time ... Read More
  • Disconnect from Wi-Fi Network in Mac OS X Without Turning Off Wireless

    Paul Horowitz
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:41 am
    Mac users can quickly disconnect from a wi-fi network by using the wireless menu in OS X. This simple task is incredibly useful for managing and juggling multiple networks, whether for something as simple as using iPhone Wi-Fi Hotspot or even a more advanced task like packet sniffing. It’s important to note disconnecting is not ... Read More
  • How to Stop Suggested Apps Appearing on Lock Screen of iPhone

    Paul Horowitz
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:45 pm
    New versions of iOS offer an interesting featured called Suggested Apps, which uses your current location to recommend or suggest an app to use or download based on where you are and what you may be doing. For example, if you walk into a Starbucks, the Starbucks app could be recommended on the lock screen ... Read More
  • Mac Setup: Video Production Pro Workstation

    OSXDaily
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:49 am
    This weeks featured Mac setup is the awesome workstation of Spiros P., the owner of a production company who has a really great pro setup. Let’s jump in and learn a little bit more and see some more great setup pictures. Tell us a bit about what you do? I’m the owner of SpyVe Productions, ... Read More
 
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  • Make Safari for Mac Work Like Google Chrome With These Extensions and Tips

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

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

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

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

    Imran
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:32 am
    Google has announced the roll out of a new Google Contacts Preview with material design, new contact cards and recent conversations view across email and hangouts. Related posts: Google Chrome for Android Gets A Material Design Update Google Introduces Free Voice Calls From Hangouts on Android, iOS and the Web Google Rolls Out New Composing And Reply Interface for Gmail Google Now Updated With Gmail Integration, Stocks, Photo Spots, News And Much More Activate Inbox by Gmail for Google Apps For Work Google Contacts Preview With Material Design and Find Duplicates Feature Rolls Out was first…
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  • Apple Watch Aims To Change Our Behavior

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

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

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

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

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    14 Mar 2015 | 6:03 pm
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  • Creating Distressed Text using Adobe Illustrator CC 2014

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

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

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

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

    Terry White
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    I get this question all the time when I release a video tutorial or app review where I feature an iPhone or iPad or both. People want to know what technology I’m using to display my iPad or iPhone on my Mac. Originally I only had one way of doing it with Reflector. Now I’ve got another way to do it that’s built-in to Mac OS X 10.10 Mavericks. Check out my video to see how it’s done:
 
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  • PDF Studio 10 – Powerful PDF Editor for Mac OS X – Now Available

    Richard
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am
    Atlanta, Georgia – Qoppa Software, a leading producer of PDF software, today is proud to announce version 10 of PDF Studio, their powerful, easy to use PDF editor for Mac OS X. PDF Studio 10 adds a number of new features including PDF Optimization, Overlay Comparison, Conversion to HTML5. The new Optimizer function provides many options for users to reduce the file size of PDF documents before sharing or publishing them. Images can be downsized and compressed, unused and duplicate objects removed, and data streams compressed. It is possible to save custom optimizer profiles and even to…
  • Izotx introduces Just a tip 1.0 for iOS and Apple Watch

    Richard
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    Pensacola, Florida – Izotx is happy to announce the release of Just a tip 1.0, the latest product from the software development company. Just a tip is a tip calculator that lets anyone quickly and easily calculate the gratuity while dining in restaurants, stores, and more. The app was developed to work on two platforms: iOS compatible devices and also Apple Watch. The UI was designed to be as simple and usable as possible. You won’t find any unnecessary features or distractions. It has following features: * Three set percentage rates for easy calculations (15%, 18%, 20%) * Sliders…
  • CS Odessa Updates AWS Architecture Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw PRO

    Richard
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    San Jose, California – CS Odessa’s newest addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park, “AWS Architecture Diagrams 2.4″ updates version 2.0 from the previous release. This collection of library objects, templates, and example drawings for ConceptDraw PRO makes short work of describing any business’ cloud implementation. The ConceptDraw PRO “AWS Architecture Diagrams” solution is available at no charge to users of ConceptDraw PRO v10 and ConceptDraw Office v3, via ConceptDraw Solution Park. ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw Office support the latest versions of…
  • Sweet Treat rebranding to Sweetlicious – Find Desserts Near You

    Richard
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    New York, New York – App Viper today is pleased to announce that Sweet Treat is rebranding to Sweetlicious. Sweetlicious is a food navigation app that helps find decadent desserts near you. Locating a sweet treat is as easy as pressing the cupcake, cookie, cake, chocolate, donut or ice cream icon. The results closest to your current location are displayed on an interactive map. Tap any result to view detailed information including: name, address, photo, hours, phone number, and rating. Get point to point navigation, save to favorites or share with friends Twitter, Facebook, text…
  • Maintain Releases Cocktail 7.8.1 (Mavericks Edition)

    Richard
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    Ekero, Sweden – Maintain today is proud to announce the release of Cocktail 7.8.1 (Mavericks Edition), the latest maintenance update of Cocktail for users running OS X Mavericks 10.9. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail’s features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot mode that allows you to…
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  • The Speaking-Through-iPad Edition

    21 Apr 2015 | 6:11 am
    Change The World iPad Has Changed Youngster's Life, by Harriet Robinson, Hinckley Times The iPad uses an app called Grid 2, which allows users who cannot speak themselves to select words and sentences that can be played through the iPad’s speakers. Ian said: "It really is life changing for the children that need it. It’s so much more than just speech, it’s about be able to communicate with your friends, teachers, peers and family." Security Matters Finding Every Vulnerable App In The App Store, by SourceDNA Blog AFNetworking recently had a major security flaw. Due to lack of SSL cert…
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    MacNews Latest News

  • Ooppa Software releases PDF Studio 10 for the Mac

    dsellers
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Qoppa Software (http://www.qoppa.com/) has released PDF Studio 10, an all-in-one PDF editing software for Mac OS X. The new version adds PDF Optimization, Overlay Comparison and Conversion to HTML5. The Optimizer function provides options for users to reduce the file size of PDF documents before sharing or publishing them. Images can be downsized and compressed, unused and duplicate objects removed, and data streams compressed. read more
  • KeyCue for Mac OS X revved to version 7.5

    dsellers
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:34 am
    Ergonis Software has introduced KeyCue 7.5, an update to the cheat sheet for learning and remembering keyboard shortcuts. The upgrade allows you to omit keyboard shortcuts from the shortcut table. This is useful for shortcuts that you know already. The new version also improves the convenience of getting informed about and installing new versions. read more
  • Adobe updates its Creative Cloud Photography apps

    dsellers
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    Adobe has announced an update to its Creative Cloud Photography plan (https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html) with the release of an all-new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC that's faster and sports new tools to edit, enhance, organize and showcase photos. read more
  • Quark Software introduces procedure management solution for Global 2000

    dsellers
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:06 am
    Quark Software has introduced Quark Procedure Management, a new knowledge management solution that enables large enterprises to streamline the creation, management and publishing of policies and procedures. read more
  • FileMaker Go for iOS: over 1.5 million downloads and counting

    dsellers
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:52 am
    FileMaker Inc. (www.filemaker.com) says its FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone app has surpassed 1.5 million downloads from the Apple App Store. The FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone app is part of FileMakers lineup of desktop, server and iOS software for creating custom business solutions that run on iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and web browsers. The FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone app is downloadable for free from the Apple App Store. read more
 
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  • Apple Daily: Latest on Apple Watch and MacBook at Retail; Maps Update Coming?

    J.R. Bookwalter
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    With all eyes on Friday's launch of the Apple Watch, it's not surprising that much of this edition of the Apple Daily is focused squarely on Cupertino's first wearable. We've got updates on new product availability, developers being offered a chance to buy a Watch this week, and potentially good news for Maps fans looking forward to the return of public transit directions.Retail Boss Updates Employees on Watch, MacBook LaunchesFrench website Mac4Ever (via Google Translate) today shared a video intended for Apple employees around the world in which senior vice president of retail and…
  • Make Your Mac Go Faster: Top 10 Tips

    Kenny Hemphill
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Whether your Mac is new or old, you could probably always do with a little extra speed. Though there are lots of things you can do to improve the performance of your Mac, here are the top 10 tips that will have the biggest impact when it comes to making your Mac run faster.Keep your Mac's performance up by regularly shutting down apps you're not using.1. More RAM The more RAM you have, the better. One reason that Macs can run slowly is because apps and processes consume lots of RAM, leaving little for the others. But RAM is expensive, and adding it after you’ve bought a Mac is becoming…
  • Corel Painter Essentials 5.0 Review

    Cliff Joseph
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
    We were impressed by the natural-media painting tools in the recently released Painter 2015, but at over $429, it’s far too expensive for most people. Painter Essentials 5 is not only cheaper — just $49.99 — but has a simpler, more streamlined interface that is much easier for newcomers to work with.The welcome screen in Painter Essentials 5 offers two different modes for creating your artwork. Beginners can start with the automatic Photo Art mode, which allows you to import a photo and then sit back while the program paints over it using a variety of different brush styles, such as…
  • Deals: Get The iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit Bundle For 40% Off

    MacLife Staff
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]When your iPhone or MacBook encounters a problem and you're outside of the warranty period or just can't get the device to the Apple Store to have it fixed, you might have to take matters into your own hands. Luckily, if you have the iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit Bundle, you'll be equipped to make any repair yourself. You can get it on sale now from our Deals tab. Have you ever wondered what goes on inside your iPhone or computer? With the iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit bundle, you can dig into the inner-workings of your machine to…
  • Apple Daily: iPhone Survives 40-Story Fall; Apple Touts Environmental Efforts

    Leif Johnson
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:10 pm
    In today's Apple Daily, Apple releases a report detailing how much it's done to live up to its stated commitment to the environment and renewable energy. In other news, a photographer from Dubai had the misfortune of watching is iPhone plummet 40 stories down, and the camera was rolling the whole time.iPhone Survives 40-Story FallJust how tough are the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus? Photographer Catalin Marin found out in Dubai last week when he accidentally dropped his iPhone from 40 stories up. Marin's phone survived with only a slight dent. And even better, the camera was going the whole…
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  • Techtool Pro 8: More Sensors, More Control

    the rocr
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Apple recommends neither anti-virus nor maintenance software. However, there was a time when Apple not only recommended TechTool Pro, they actually bundled it with every Mac. In the here and now, Micromat has just released TechTool Pro 8, which builds ... The post Techtool Pro 8: More Sensors, More Control appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Refurbished Mac Pro from $2,549, Free Shipping

    the rocr
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:52 am
    What will you purchase with your tax refund? Whether you want to refurbished, new or used, Apple’s insanely great Mac Pro — aka trashcan Mac, Vader’s Helmut Pro — is a great value and prices are pretty darned reasonable. • [13] ... The post Refurbished Mac Pro from $2,549, Free Shipping appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Open Source Mac Top 10 Apps and Their Friends

    the rocr
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Do open source Mac apps still matter? Of course, the answer is, yes. However, now that Apple, Microsoft et al now “giveaway” their operating systems and many of their apps, the world has changed. Regardless, there is still a big ... The post Open Source Mac Top 10 Apps and Their Friends appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Get the Updated iOS 8.3 User Guides

    the rocr
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    Are you an iOS geek or perhaps even sys admin or mobile device trainer? You are going to need Apple’s freshly updated iOS 8.3 User Guides, which are now available on the iBooks Store. iPhone: iOS 8.3 User Guide Here’s everything you ... The post Get the Updated iOS 8.3 User Guides appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • VLC Player 2.2.1 Offers UI Fix + Codec, Demuxer Updates

    the rocr
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:15 pm
    You will find VLC Player for Mac on pretty much everybody’s Top 10 Open Source Mac app lists, including mine. One reason for that is the regular updates that keep this Swiss Army Knife for video up-to-speed and able to ... The post VLC Player 2.2.1 Offers UI Fix + Codec, Demuxer Updates appeared first on FairerPlatform.
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  • SMB error checking bug found in Yosemite

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hackintosh – Viable Long Term?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Here's What You Can Do On the Apple Watch without Your iphone

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

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

    18 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Even when you love your job, you can still feel burnout. The more you like your job, the harder and longer you’re willing to work, which can lead to burnout. Burnout is the physical and mental... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple Buys LinX

    15 Apr 2015 | 10:37 pm
    Apple Acquired Camera Technology Company - LinX According to CNBC, Apple has acquired camera technology company LinX that develops camera sensors using multi-aperture imaging together with image... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple Releases iOS 8.3 with 300 New Emoji

    11 Apr 2015 | 1:13 am
    iOS 8.3 Software Update of 300 New Emoji Apple has recently released new software update iOS 8.3for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, with the addition of over 300 new emoji characters together with a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    AppLecture: Apple News and Rumors

  • 5 Must-Have Accessories For A Laser Range Finder

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

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

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

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

    Milana Rose
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:14 am
    There are few reasons you might want to track your mobile phone location. Theft is one of the biggest concerns when it comes to smartphones, due to the amount of personal data being carried around in our pockets on a […]
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    MacHow2

  • What’s Missing From Photos v iPhoto?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate Review

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

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

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

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

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

  • AWT News Update: April 21, 2015

    Steven Sande
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    On today's AWT News Update:Early orders of Apple Watch are now showing that they're preparing for shipmentDevelopers are getting an opportunity to order an Apple Watch for early deliveryApple adds 31 new banks and credit unions to the growing list of over 200 financial institutions that support Apple PayNew study shows Apple Pay is more popular than other mobile payment systemsThe text version of the news update can be found below. subscribe to the podcast Text VersionThis is Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update for April 21, 2015. Our sponsor this…
  • Inateck MacBook Bohemian Canvas Case Bag merges style and substance

    Steven Sande
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Our friends at Inateck recently sent over a protective MacBook case that is definitely eye-catching and can keep your MacBook and other goodies protected while looking good. The Inateck MacBook Bohemian Canvas Case Bag (US$36.99, on sale at Amazon for $14.99) fits any  MacBook Air or MacBook Pro up to 13.3 inches in size, and is perfect for the new slimline 12-inch Retina MacBook.DesignThis bag is definitely fashion-forward, featuring a bright and cheerful exterior pattern over an off-white canvas bag. The canvas exterior hides an inside padded layer of Lycra and Neoprene, while the…
  • Still seeing this page every time you visit Apple World Today? You shouldn't be...

    Steven Sande
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Recently one of our readers pointed out that he kept seeing the Welcome to Apple World Today post each and every day when he visited the site. By clicking on the Apple World Today logo, he was able to visit the "correct" and current home page, but he was annoyed that this was happening. A quick look at our site metrics pointed out that the first post we put up on AWT on February 8, 2015 is still seeing a lot of traffic... so obviously something is wrong.The answer is simple -- on that first day of AWT's online life, you bookmarked the first post that's found…
  • 60-Second Tips: Subscribe to RSS feeds in Safari's Shared Links Tab

    Steven Sande
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:10 am
    Think that you need a separate RSS feed reader app or service to keep up with the latest from your favorite websites? You don't! Safari in OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8 features a way to subscribe to RSS feeds through Shared Links, which is normally used to see what links your friends are sharing on social networks. In this 60-second tip, we take you through the process for both OS X and iOS. The text version of this tip follows the video. Text VersionToday’s 60-second tip looks at a quick way to follow the news feeds for your favorite websites in Safari, without the need to use a separate…
  • iCloud fails and foibles that need to be addressed in iOS 9 and OS X 10.11

    Kelly Hodgkins
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    When we asked people to comment on what Apple products or services are causing them angst, the overwhelming winners in the negativity column were iCloud and other online services such as Messages. With Apple continuing to embrace these services, hopefully, some of the issues below will be remedied in iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, both of which may be unveiled at WWDC 2015. Below you will find your top five complaints -- and our responses -- about iCloud and Messages listed in no particular order. Messages don’t sync properly across devices or within groups iMessage is used extensively by iOS…
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    Six Colors

  • Homeward bound

    Jason Snell
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    I grew up a stone’s throw from Yosemite National Park, namesake of OS X 10.10, and for the next few days I’ll be in the park with a whole bunch of Apple people at Yosemite by Cocoaconf. So posts from me will be a little more sparse than normal this week, though Dan Moren is back from his journey to the Star Wars Celebration and will be peeking in from time to time as well. I hope CocoaConf keeps this event going—next year, in whatever code name Apple sees fit to bestow upon us at WWDC!
  • (Podcast) Upgrade #33: Personal Electronic Notebooks

    Jason Snell
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    This week on Upgrade I’m joined by special guest co-host Stephen Hackett. We talk about John Siracusa’s semi-retirement, online shopping, my theory about the future of the OS X brand name, Photos for Mac, the California drought, and Myke Hurley’s Kickstarted trip to Atlanta.
  • Feed Sponsor: Squarespace

    Jason Snell
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    This week Six Colors is brought to you by Squarespace. Squarespace is a website publishing platform that makes it easy to create beautiful websites, portfolios, blogs, and online stores without touching a line of code. Building a website used to require you to be a cross-trainer—or hire a bunch of people—to do the HTML, CSS, JavaScript, visual design, UX, server administration, and much more. Now Squarespace can take the effort out of things and give you the power to build the site you’re dreaming of. Squarespace’s Cover Pages let you create a single web presence in a…
  • (Podcast) Incomparable #243: Find My Lightsaber

    Jason Snell
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:21 pm
    It’s a very special episode of The Incomparable this week, as we break down the brand-new “Star Wars” trailer. Just hours after the new trailer dropped, I hopped on Skype with three of the biggest “Star Wars” fans I know: John Siracusa, Dan Moren, and Serenity Caldwell. And just as we did when the first teaser appeared, we have deconstructed this thing within an inch of its life.
  • 'Un-conventional' ↦

    Jason Snell
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    Many developers recording the Debug podcast at WWDC 2014. I wrote this week’s The Network column at iMore, talking about how Apple’s super-nerdy conference for developers has become the de facto annual meeting place for the Apple world. [Read on Six Colors.]
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    Cult of Mac

  • Angela Ahrendts rallies the troops as Apple Watch launch looms

    Rob LeFebvre
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:58 pm
    In a video sent out to Apple retail employees, Apple’s senior vice president of retail Angela Ahrendts clarified that the Apple Watch will be arriving for many customers this Friday, but that online ordering was still the only way the…Read more ›
  • Never miss an iPhone call or alert again

    Rob LeFebvre
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    There are two different channels for audio on your iOS device: there are ringers and alert sounds and there are media sounds, like from the Music app or various games on your iPhone. The hardware volume buttons on the side…Read more ›
  • Apple gives devs chance to own Apple Watch before everyone else

    Alex Heath
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    If you’re an iOS developer itching to get your hands on an Apple Watch, it might be your lucky day. Apple is giving registered developers a chance to get an Apple Watch delivered by next week, which is much better…Read more ›
  • New Tomorrowland trailer surprises us with loads of sci-fi action

    Rob LeFebvre
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:35 am
    Disney’s has been showing us glimpses of its Brad Bird-helmed live action film for some time now, with the slow burn first trailer last October focusing on the young woman who gets a mysterious pin that transports her to an…Read more ›
  • Let’s hope Apple car is as sleek as this sci-fi Chevy

    David Pierini
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    Chevrolet has a concept car that looks like something Bat Man would drive. Except he wouldn’t drive it the scene of the crime. The car would drive him. The FNR concept is a self-driving car that may never see the…Read more ›
 
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