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  • Search in Private with DuckDuckGo

    TidBITS
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    Apple is offering DuckDuckGo as a Safari search engine in the upcoming iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Learn more about this upstart search engine, why privacy lovers swear by it, and how it can save you time. 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…
  • Second-Generation iPad Air May Get Memory Boost to 2 GB

    MacRumors
    Juli Clover
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    Apple's second-generation iPad Air may get a memory upgrade, bumping it up to 2 GB of RAM instead of the 1 GB in the current-generation device, reports Taiwan's TechNews [Google Translate] (via iPhone in Canada). According to the site, the increased RAM will be limited to the iPad Air, as the second-generation Retina iPad mini is expected to continue to offer 1 GB of RAM. Apple began offering 1 GB of RAM with the third generation iPad, keeping the same amount of memory in the fourth-generation device and the fifth-generation iPad Air. With such a long span of time between memory upgrades,…
  • New Lightning Cable Will Have Reversible USB, Finally!

    Apple Gazette
    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    How many times have you won against the USB cable? I don’t know about you, but I hate it when I keep plugging the USB the wrong way round. And it happens all of the time (okay, most of the time). On a good day, I actually do get it right, but for sure, you’ve also have had this thought forever: “Why not just make a reversible USB?” Maybe our wish is going to come true finally. Known leaker Sonny Dickson recently tweeted a photo with the caption “Reversible USB port on the new Lightning cables!”. Reversible USB port on the new Lightning cables!
  • Latest OS X Yosemite beta enables screensharing via Messages

    MacNN
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    The sixth OS X Yosemite beta enables promised screensharing via Messages, a report notes. The feature requires simply that a person have an iMessage or Apple ID account. Some options include turning audio conversation on and off, pausing sharing, and blocking requests from a particular user....
  • Your fave apps will soon hail an Uber for you

    Cult of Mac
    Alex Heath
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Today Uber announced its official API, which means you’re going to start seeing a lot of apps integrating with the popular ride-summoning service. “As of today, we officially open—to all developers—access to many of the primitives that power Uber’s magical…Read more ›
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  • Apple updates Safari 7.1/6.2 beta, OS X Mavericks Server beta

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    On Wednesday, Apple released two betas for its Safari web browser, as well as a new beta for OS X Server. The Safari betas, 7.1 for Mavericks and 6.2 for Lion and later, add new features to WebKit, the rendering engine at the heart of the browser. In addition, Apple has asked testers to focus on general website compatibility in light of changes in some defaults, and tie-ins to forthcoming features in OS X and iOS. The new OS X Server beta requires the latest Mavericks (10.9.4)....
  • Twitter makes random tweets, favorites on timelines official feature

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Twitter users may have seen a number of items showing up in their feeds from users they don't follow for the last few weeks. In what was thought to be one of the company's experiments, tweets from users that aren't followed and random favorites from others were showing up in timelines. It appears that the feature is no longer in testing, as Twitter has added the new feature to its help page about timelines....
  • Briefly: FEMA's Spanish-language app, PopChar X 6.6 supports Unicode

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:18 pm
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has launched a free Spanish-language app that provides disaster-related information for families and communities. Key features of the app include preparation-related safety tips for events such as flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes and other disasters, and an emergency meeting location tool that allows users to plan primary, secondary and out of state meeting locations. Users can locate a disaster recovery center after a Major Disaster Declaration with Individual Assistance has been issued. The feature provides information about how to offer volunteer…
  • Heartbleed suspected to be point of entry for CMS records breach

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Security firm TrustedSec says that it learned how hackers were able to obtain records from Community Health Systems (CHS). According to a statement released by the firm yesterday, the initial attack occurred through an OpenSSL vulnerability. An anonymous source tied to the investigation told the company that Heartbleed, a vulnerability that has made headlines in recent history, is to blame for the breach....
  • Latest OS X Yosemite beta enables screensharing via Messages

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    The sixth OS X Yosemite beta enables promised screensharing via Messages, a report notes. The feature requires simply that a person have an iMessage or Apple ID account. Some options include turning audio conversation on and off, pausing sharing, and blocking requests from a particular user....
 
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    Office Blogs

  • Legal firm embraces cloud computing, wins case for mobile productivity

    Office 365 Team
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Lawyers at RTR, a criminal defense firm in Miami, Florida, had been using faxes, couriers, and an unreliable server—which impeded productivity. Then one of its lawyers introduced Microsoft Office 365, mobile devices, and smartphones. Now documents are stored online, lawyers access case files in court and at home, on any device, and they use simultaneous coauthoring to create briefs. Productivity is up by an estimated 25 percent. For more, read the RTR case study.   The post Legal firm embraces cloud computing, wins case for mobile productivity appeared first on Office Blogs.
  • Register now for October 8 Access Day in Denver, CO

    Kevin Bell
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Are you a developer or user of Microsoft Access, or know someone who is?  Interested in the new web capabilities in Access 2013 or how to improve your Access client applications? After successful one-day conferences in Bellevue and Irvine, J Street Technology is taking Access Day to Denver!  Join us Wednesday, October 8 inDenver, CO for the next Access Day, featuring internationally-respected presenters, including Access MVPs, book authors, and even a member of the Access development team at Microsoft. Access Day will include sessions by Kevin Bell, Alison Balter, Andy TabiszGeorge…
  • Integreon connects every part of its global business with the latest release of Microsoft Lync

    Lync Team
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Bob Gogel is CEO of Integreon. To provide our clients with highly scalable legal, research, and document support services from our 17 office locations around the world, we depend on fast, flexible communication technology.   For a number of years, we relied on separate software systems for voice, instant messaging, content sharing, and video conferencing that simply didn’t provide the ease of use that our people needed. Our employees found that constantly switching between productivity tools, email, and a separate web conferencing application was a hassle. They also felt tethered to…
  • Garage Series Under the Hood: Continually Safeguarding your Data in the Office 365 Service

    Jeremy Chapman
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    In this special edition of Garage Series Live Under the Hood, Jeremy Chapman goes deep on the operational side of information protection with lead engineer Matt Swann – from Office 365′s blue team – responsible for detecting and analyzing anomalies in the service. They discuss how the service is architected for security across physical, network, access and data vectors then Matt demonstrates how the cloud is used to protect the cloud with real intrusion and anomaly detection examples. Last week we concluded our Garage Series Road Trip with our final stop in Dubai, where we saw how…
  • Delivering improved handwriting capabilities, including OneNote for Android tablets

    OneNote Team
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Just in time for back to school, we are releasing OneNote for Android tablets with handwriting capabilities, along with several OneNote handwriting improvements for Windows 8 and partner devices. Even in the digital age, some folks still find handwriting more natural than typing. Beyond the benefits of comfort, The New York Times recently reported on research that suggests students are better able to generate ideas and retain information when they write versus type. We’ve made improvements for handwriting in OneNote that reflect our vision for how people can take advantage of software and…
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    TidBITS

  • Search in Private with DuckDuckGo

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    Apple is offering DuckDuckGo as a Safari search engine in the upcoming iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Learn more about this upstart search engine, why privacy lovers swear by it, and how it can save you time. 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…
  • PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.3.2

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Adds support for the upcoming OS X Yosemite. ($59.95/$99.95 new, free updates, 52.0/52.8 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.
  • PopChar X 6.6

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Adds support for Unicode 7.0. (€29.99 new, free update, 3.8 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.
  • External Link: In Defense of Email

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Email is far from hip these days. Pundits and investors salivate over ways to replace it with something more modern, but The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal argues that it’s still the best part of the Internet. Despite its many flaws, it’s universal, decentralized, and isn’t commercial. In fact, Madrigal argues that it may be users’ best hope of taking the Internet back from large tech firms. 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!
  • Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 11: Wiki Services

    18 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    For organizations large and small, wikis can be tremendously useful, since they make it so anyone (with permissions) can create and edit pages on a Web site without knowing HTML or needing special tools. In this chapter of “Take Control of OS X Server,” Charles Edge explains how to enable the Wiki service, create a wiki, and create and edit wiki pages. Plus, with the click of a single checkbox, any wiki created in OS X Server can have an associated blog. What’s not to like? Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet.
 
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    TUAW

  • Circle the Dot: A simple puzzle game that will make you scream

    John-Michael Bond
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I hate Circle the Dot, but just spent three hours playing it. This simple puzzle game gives you a grid full of orange dots and one lonesome blue dot. Your goal is to circle the blue dot with orange dots in as few moves as possible. Only the blue dot...
  • Premier Live: Football European Style

    John Emmert
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    American interest in soccer, or football as it is known in the rest of the world, reached an all time high during the recent World Cup in Brazil. More and more Americans are following the top European leagues. Rifra has five apps that will allow you...
  • World's largest Apple retail store may soon be built in Dubai

    Yoni Heisler
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Edgar Daily reports that an upcoming Apple retail store planned for the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai may prove to be Apple's largest yet. After regional media picked up on UAE-based job advertisements by the Californian company, we have insider...
  • Downloads for iOS is a decent file manager with limitations

    George Tinari
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Downloads - File Downloader & Manager is, as the name suggests, a universal app for iPhone and iPad that can download various types of files like documents, images, ZIP and RAR files. The app can then display certain (but not all) files you've...
  • Beautifully crafted Desktop Chair v2 has your iPad sitting pretty

    Steven Sande
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    There are a lot of ways to prop your iPad up without holding it in your hands. For example, just the other day we looked at the Ten One Design Magnus Air. Our iPad stand du jour is the Desktop Chair v2 (US$59.99), a design that was funded through...
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    MacRumors

  • Photo of Possible 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Rear Shell Surfaces

    Juli Clover
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:15 pm
    While we've seen dozens of part leaks for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, parts for the rumored 5.5-inch version of the device have thus far been scarce, possibly due to the fact that the larger iPhone 6 is said to have entered production later than the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. Photos depicting what might be the rear shell of the larger device have finally surfaced, however, and have been shared by Evasi0nJailbreak.com. According to the site, the photos have been sourced from "deep within Apple's supply chain in China," and may be only a prototype of the final rear shell. Outside of 5.5-inch iPhone 6 rear…
  • Second-Generation iPad Air May Get Memory Boost to 2 GB

    Juli Clover
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    Apple's second-generation iPad Air may get a memory upgrade, bumping it up to 2 GB of RAM instead of the 1 GB in the current-generation device, reports Taiwan's TechNews [Google Translate] (via iPhone in Canada). According to the site, the increased RAM will be limited to the iPad Air, as the second-generation Retina iPad mini is expected to continue to offer 1 GB of RAM. Apple began offering 1 GB of RAM with the third generation iPad, keeping the same amount of memory in the fourth-generation device and the fifth-generation iPad Air. With such a long span of time between memory upgrades,…
  • 'NFL Now' Launches on Apple TV With Breaking Football News and Highlights

    Kelly Hodgkins
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    The National Football League earlier this month officially launched its NFL Now service, its next-generation video streaming service that provides access to the largest digital library of NFL videos available online. The video content can be viewed on the iPhone, iPad, Mac (via a web browser) and other connected devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and as of today, the Apple TV channel that was leaked earlier in the month. The NFL Now service delivers historic videos, breaking news, game highlights and original programming from the NFL Now studios. Personalization is a key feature --…
  • Apple Dominates New EPEAT Tablet Registry After Nearly Withdrawing From Environmental List in 2012

    Kelly Hodgkins
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    After almost removing itself from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registry two years ago, Apple is now leading the charge into the program's new Tablets/Slates category. As of today, Apple's four iPad models account for 134 of the 135 tablets on the list, although the number of entries appear to be growing nearly by the minute. While Apple is represented by the various configurations of the iPad Air, the iPad mini, the iPad with Retina display and the iPad mini with Retina display, the sole non-iPad model currently on the list is the Dell Venue 11 Pro. In a blog…
  • Alleged Schematic Shows Protruding Camera Ring on 4.7-Inch iPhone 6

    Richard Padilla
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:08 am
    Throughout the past few months, a number of design drawings, physical mockups, and component leaks have hinted at a protruding camera ring camera on the iPhone 6. Initial rumors indicated that the physical feature would be exclusive to the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6, however recent photos of the 4.7-inch version's rear shell may indicate that it will also include a protruding camera ring. Now, an alleged schematic shared by Apple.club.tw (Google Translate, via G for Games) once again shows a protruding camera ring on the back of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, which is measured at 0.67-0.77 millimeters.
 
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    Macworld

  • Vine update for iOS adds the ability to import video clips

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Vine’s six-second videos just got a whole lot easier to make—for iOS users, anyway. The Twitter-owned company is rolling out an update to let iPhone users create Vines using already-shot footage in their Camera Roll. (The update is coming to Android later, according to a blog post by Vine engineer Richard Plom.) Until now, you could only shoot Vine footage inside the Vine app, which was fine at first. But when Instagram launched its own video feature six months later, that app leap-frogged Vine’s meager feature set with the ability to reshoot individual sections of your video, and add…
  • AT&T brings gigabit broadband to Silicon Valley, challenging Google Fiber's own plans

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    As Google decides whether or not to build out gigabit broadband in Silicon Valley, AT&T said Wednesday that it will jump in. AT&T said it will bring its AT&T GigaPower network to Cupertino, Calif. So far, however, the company has yet to say when. In April, AT&T said that it would bring its GigaPower network to up to 100 “candidate municipalities,” including other Silicon Valley cities such as Campbell, Mountain View, and San Jose. It has already committed to Houston and San Antonio, Tex., Jacksonville and Miami, Fla., Nashville, Tenn., Overland Park, Kan., and four…
  • Hands-on: Google Photo Sphere Camera for iOS

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    Google’s Street View software and now-infamous bubble trucks are nifty, but old hat when it comes to virtual mapping. The newest craze: mapping nifty spots on the globe yourself. The company created its 360-degree Photo Spheres panorama option back in October 2012 for stock Android phones; since then, it’s earned a place within the Google Play store and as of Tuesday, a spot on iOS. Naturally, we had to take Google’s new Photo Sphere Camera app for a spin; here are some early thoughts. Like many of Google’s other iOS app offerings, Photo Sphere Camera is sleek and speedy, mirroring…
  • Clockwise Podcast: Mobile disasters, social networks, and tech pet peeves

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    What social networks are good for (absolutely something?), mobile-device disasters, our biggest tech pet peeves, and what we'd like to change about Twitter. With guests Philip Michaels and Dan Miller.
  • Parallels Desktop 10 brings Yosemite support, better Windows-Mac integration

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    We’re all Mac users here, but every once in a while—much as we might hate to admit it—we need to run the odd Windows app. Not only will the latest version of Parallels Desktop, announced on Wednesday, continue to handle that kind of task, but it also brings a host of new features, including increased performance, better integration between guest and host OSes, and support for the forthcoming release of OS X Yosemite. Parallels has spent a lot of time fine-tuning performance in this newest version, yielding improvements like 30-percent more battery life for MacBook users, 60-percent…
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    MacTech News

  • Travelpro introduces National Geographic Explorer Cape Town, Leather brief Collections

    dsellers
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:37 am
    Travelpro (www.travelpro.com), the inventor of Rollaboard luggage, has partnered with National Geographic, one of the world's largest scientific and educational nonprofit organizations, to introduce the new National Geographic Explorer Cape Town and Leather Brief Collections. read more
  • Parallels announces Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac with OS X Yosemite integration

    dsellers
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    Parallels has launched Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac (www.parallels.com/upgradepd10) and Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Enterprise Edition, upgrades of the software for running Windows applications on Macs. read more
  • Preschool University updates Partners in Rhyme for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:47 am
    Preschool University (http://preschoolu.com) has launched Partners in Rhyme 1.4 for Mac OS X. It's an update of the app designed to help build strong phonemic awareness skills and develop foundational reading skills. Four learning games offer different fun ways to practice and learn rhyming for young children. Partners in Rhyme requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. It's free and available at the Mac App Store in the Education category.
  • PopChar X for Mac OS now supports version 7.0 of the Unicode standard

    dsellers
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:09 am
    Ergonis Software has announced PopChar X 6.6, an update to their tool for exploring fonts as well as finding and inserting special characters. The upgrade supports the version 7.0 of the Unicode standard. With the tool, you pop up the PopChar window, click the desired character, and the character appears in your current document right away. Version 6.5 introduces a new custom insertion technique, which leads to faster character insertion for many applications, and more. read more
  • Ephnic releases Ephnic Movie Maker for Mac 2.2.0

    dsellers
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    Ephnic Software has launched a new version (2.2) of its flagship application, Ephnic Movie Maker, for Mac OS X. The app helps users make home movies out of their favorite photos, video clips and music with transitions and theme effects. The new version comes with a interface and supports 64-bit CPUs. Now users can add two soundtracks and subtitle tracks for their movie and preview the whole project in full-screen mode. Ephnic Movie Maker is now available on Ephnic's website (http://tinyurl.com/lxhc29d) for US$29.99. A demo is available for download.
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    Touch Arcade

  • 'Zombie Highway 2' Details Spilling Out Like So Many Zombies' Entrails

    Carter Dotson
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Zombie Highway 2 is coming. Auxbrain's hit kill-zombies-with-a-car simulator was much beloved in its original Zombie Highway [$0.99 / Free] incarnation, and last year saw Zombie Highway: Driver's Ed [$0.99], not a true sequel but definitely a sign of things to come for the series. Zombie Highway 2 is coming this fall. Kevin Pazirandeh of Auxbrain recently did a Twitch stream covering what the game will have now: here's an archive of the whole thing: Certainly, the core game will be familiar to those who have played the past two games, with zombies still jumping on to the vehicle that need to…
  • Latest 'Table Tennis Touch' Update Removes All In-App Purchases

    Jared Nelson
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Back in May of this year, developer Yakuto released their first iOS game called Table Tennis Touch [$3.99]. It was a table tennis game, obviously, that featured incredible graphics along with gameplay that straddled the line between simulation and arcade. Yakuto totally nailed it with Table Tennis Touch, as it was a blast to play, had a lot of content and was very challenging. The game initially sold for four dollars and offered completely optional "Boosts" as in-app purchase items which would allow you to hit harder and add more spin to your shots. Or at least, Yakuto claimed they were…
  • 'Size DOES Matter' Review – Rhythm Without Rhythm

    Carter Dotson
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Size DOES Matter [$0.99] is the rhythm game that really isn't. It has levels set to music that feel somewhat tied in to the beat, but is it something like Rock Band? Not at all. It's a game that perhaps could have taken more structure from that series, but it's an interesting approach that's really more of a music-centric challenging arcade game. The goal is to move a block through gaps of different sizes with a block that can grow and shrink between three different sizes, with points earned and a multiplier increased for each gap passed through with the correct size. It turns out that size…
  • 'Football Heroes' Gets a Huge Update Adding Gold Tier Player Cards and Tons More

    Jared Nelson
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    With the Madden series faltering in the mobile space the past few years, there aren't a whole lot of options for gamers looking for an American football fix on the go. If you're not in the market for a simulation-style game, then developer Run Games' Football Heroes [Free] is one of the best football games out there. It's an extremely over-the-top, arcadey game of football, but the most important thing is that it's a heck of a lot of fun. It launched last November and has seen several updates in the months since, but Run Games had been hard at work on something big for Football Heroes, and…
  • 'Star Realms' Review - Fledgling Developer Delivers a Stellar Experience

    Andrew Fretz
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    The card and board game iOS port market is a land of titans these days. Blizzard and Playdek are monolithic beasts responsible for a huge resurgence of games that traditionally involve holding physical game pieces in your hand. A new star is rising that is edging it's way into this epic struggle. White Wizard Games has brought their Star Realms [Free] to the App Store to challenge deck building games like Ascension [Free]. With a co-creator of Ascension on their staff, White Wizard is on a very familiar playing field. While this single game may not completely dominate the entire landscape,…
 
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Parallels upgrade brings more Windows-on-Mac integration for $80

    Jon Brodkin
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    Windows 8.1 running on Parallels Desktop for Mac. Parallels Upgrades to software that let Mac users run Windows on OS X have become a yearly occurrence, as Parallels and VMware keep pace with new versions of the Apple and Microsoft desktop operating systems. This year is no exception, with Parallels Desktop 10 becoming available today. Users of the previous two versions can upgrade to version 10 immediately for $49.99. Everyone else can purchase the new software for $79.99 beginning August 26. A student edition will run for $39.99. VMware hasn’t yet announced when the new version of Fusion…
  • Rumor suggests Apple is working on its own reversible USB cable

    Andrew Cunningham
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    A strange new type of USB cable that aims to solve an age-old problem. Dianxinshouji.com.cn If reader reaction is any indication, most of you are looking forward to the new reversible USB Type-C connector spec that was finalized earlier this week. Some pictures snapped today by dianxinshouji.com.cn (and spotted by MacRumors) claim that Apple is already working on its own solution for its next-gen Lightning cables, a type of reversible connector that will fit into a USB Type-A port in either orientation. These cables would have this reversible USB Type-A plug on one end and the current…
  • Apple issues diversity report, but how do Apple Store numbers figure?

    Sam Machkovech
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    Apple's ethnicity numbers in the US may be more diverse than other giant tech companies, but today's charts don't explain how Apple Store employees fit into sub-categories like "tech" and "leadership." Apple On Tuesday, Apple joined a growing list of tech companies issuing diversity reports about hiring practices, and like its peers, Apple's report broke down ethnicity and gender percentages in the categories of "tech," "non-tech," and "leadership." Taken at face value, the report paints Apple as a company with a higher percentage of underrepresented groups among its tech and leadership…
  • $324.5 million anti-poaching settlement from Apple, Google rejected

    Megan Geuss
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    On Friday afternoon, a US district judge for the Northern District of California rejected a settlement proposed by four major tech companies—Google, Apple, Intel, and Adobe—in a class-action lawsuit over improper hiring practices. The four companies were accused of conspiring to keep each others' employees from being poached, thus limiting their employees' potential salaries and stunting job opportunities. A group of employees sued the four companies for this practice back in 2011, and in April of this year, the companies agreed to settle the case and pay back $324.5 million to more than…
  • China drops Apple from procurement list over “security” concerns

    Peter Bright
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    The latest procurement list used by the Chinese government has dropped Apple's products, including the iPad, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro, reports Bloomberg. Public money can no longer be used to buy Apple hardware due to "security concerns." The procurement list, created by the National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Finance, limits the purchasing of all government departments, ministries, and local governments in China. A draft created in June included the Apple products, but the final version from July omits them. Apple is in good company. Prior drafts of the list have…
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    MacStories

  • PlayStation Network and the App Store

    Federico Viticci
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    Matt Birchler compares Sony's PlayStation Network storefront to Apple's App Store: Everything you see when you load up the store has been hand-picked by someone. Of course, the PS4 store only has 147 items on the platform, so manually curating that content is easier than it would be for Apple with its 1+ million apps, but we’ll set that aside for today. Here’s what I have found when thinking about how I shop on the Playstation Network without any top lists to guid me. As he argues towards the end, Apple does a lot of editorial curation on the App Store – and they are going…
  • An FTP Client UI Written in Editorial

    Federico Viticci
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    Alex Guyot: In need of a project to learn on, I decided to take a Python script I wrote last year for connecting to a server and manipulating files over FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and build a User Interface for it. I continue to be amazed by the breadth and versatility of Editorial's UI module. I can't wait to see how iOS 8 and extensions will fit with Editorial's automation and workflow creation features. ∞ Read this on MacStories
  • Google Photo Sphere Comes to the iPhone

    Graham Spencer
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    Google yesterday launched a free iPhone app for their Photo Sphere Camera tool. Photo Sphere originally launched in October 2012 as an Android 4.2 feature, allowing people to create their own panoramic views that can be uploaded to Google Maps. The new iPhone app is simply a port of that original Android functionality and allows you to take your own 'Photo Spheres' with an iPhone (4S and above). Unfortunately you can't view other people's Photo Spheres in the app - just ones that you have made and two samples. It reminds me a lot of Microsoft's Photosynth which has had an iPhone app…
  • Mailbox Launches Public Beta for Mac

    Federico Viticci
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    Announced back in April, Mailbox for Mac is out today as a public beta for those who signed up to receive access. Ellis Hamburger has a preview for The Verge: Mailbox still has plenty of work to do, even on the homefront. There are lots of bugs in the Mailbox for Mac beta, and there are still more email services to add like Exchange and Yahoo, which Underwood says his team is thinking about. But, much as Sparrow did before it, Mailbox is paving the way towards a future where email works faster, syncs instantly between all your devices, and just acts more like the other modern communication…
  • Nuzzel for iPhone Lets You Catch Up on News from Twitter

    Federico Viticci
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    I've been using a free iPhone app called Nuzzel to catch up on interesting links and news shared on Twitter following a recommendation on Kottke and a tweet by Ben Thompson. I'm a fan of the underlying idea and the execution of filters in the app, but there are a few things that annoy me and that, I suppose, stem from this startup's need to track clicks on links and “user behaviors” as much as possible. Nuzzel aggregates links shared by people you follow on Twitter over a specific period of time. Tweets containing the same link shared by multiple people are coalesced into a single…
 
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  • Apple has no shame in pushing back product deadlines

    MacDailyNews
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:19 pm
    “One of the reasons Apple stopped attending Macworld [Expo] in an official capacity was because it grew weary of having to announce a grand new product on an artificial schedule set by conference organizers,” Yoni Heisler writes for TUAW. “Ironically, Apple with the success of the iPhone is now somewhat tied to announcing a next-gen device every 12 months or so.” “Nonetheless, Apple certainly has no problem in pushing back a product launch until things are just right. Recall that the iPhone 4s didn’t launch until October of 2011, a good 16 months after the…
  • Apple dominates new EPEAT tablet registry after nearly withdrawing from environmental list in 2012

    MacDailyNews
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:35 pm
    “After almost removing itself from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registry two years ago, Apple is now leading the charge into the program’s new Tablets/Slates category,” Kelly Hodgkins reports for MacRumors. “As of today, Apple’s four iPad models account for 134 of the 135 tablets on the list, although the number of entries appear to be growing nearly by the minute,” Hodgkins reports. “While Apple is represented by the various configurations of the iPad Air, the iPad mini, the iPad with Retina display and the iPad mini…
  • Apple’s next-gen iPad Air may get memory boost to 2GB, iWatch said to pack 512 MB with 8GB storage

    MacDailyNews
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:01 pm
    “Sources from Apple’s supply chain have informed the Taiwanese TechNews that Apple will use 2 GB of RAM in the iPad Air 2, fueling speculation about a split-screen multitasking feature,” István Fekete reports for iPhone in Canada. “On the other hand, Apple may stick with only 1 GB of RAM for the iPad mini 3 as it did with the iPad mini 2. The first-generation iPad mini packs only 512 MB of RAM,” Fekete reports. “The same sources spoke about the highly anticipated iWatch, as well. According to these supply chain whispers, the Apple smartwatch will incorporate…
  • Apple shares hit new all-time intraday and closing highs

    MacDailyNews
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) rose $0.04, or 0.04%, to close at $100.57, a new all-time closing high. Apple’s all-time closing high stood at $100.53, set yesterday, August 19, 2014.   Apple today also set a new all-time intraday high of $101.09. Apple’s previous all-time intraday high was $100.72, set during trading on September 21, 2012.   Apple’s 52-week low stands at $63.89.   Apple, the world’s most valuable company, currently has a market value of $602.20 billion.   The top five U.S. publicly-traded companies, based on market value: 1. Apple (AAPL)…
  • Verizon in talks to launch new Android app store

    MacDailyNews
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    “Verizon Communications Inc is planning to launch a mobile software store that could present a third alternative in a market long-dominated by Apple Inc and Google Inc, according to The Information,” Marina Lopes reports for Reuters. “Verizon, the largest U.S. wireless operator is leading discussions with other carriers and hardware manufacturers to launch an industry coalition to create the store,” Lopes reports. “The store, available on Android devices, would recommend applications to people based on their location and overall profile and would allow software…
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  • World’s Largest Apple Store Rumored to Be Built in Dubai

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:22 am
    There are consumer electronic stores. And then there are Apple Stores. Even non-Apple enthusiasts are drawn to these Apple Stores, not only because of the name, but due to design, among other things. And, we have to admit, Apple Stores have their own unique touch. Now rumors are going around that the world’s largest Apple Store is going to be built in the near future, and that it’s going to be in one of the most booming places in the world: Dubai, United Arab Emirates. EdgarDaily.com reports an “exclusive” about this rumor, starting with the declaration that Apple has…
  • 6 Ways to Change Up iOS7’s Appearance

    Brian Meyer
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    The move to iOS 7 brought with it some pretty wild changes in how our iPhone, iPads, and iPod Touches looked. So wild in fact that it was the single largest update to iOS since the inclusion of the App Store. While most have accepted these changes in appearance as-is, many people have issue with some of the default settings. From hard to see screens to text that’s too thin to see well; there’s definitely some changes that can be made. If you’re one of those who want iOS 7 to look a little better, check out the tips below to change up iOS 7’s appearance. RELATED: 5 Fun Terminal…
  • 21 New Acts Added to iTunes Festival 2014 [Lenny Kravitz Alert!]

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:31 am
    Apple announced the iTunes Festival 2014 in July, and we had a sneak preview of some of the performers including Pharrell Williams, Kylie, and Maroon 5.   Today, 21 new acts have been added to the lineup, with a couple of pretty big names – as can only be expected. The iTunes Festival 2014 official web site has been updated to include the new performers: Lenny Kravitz, The Script, Foxes, David Gray, Jenny Lewis, Clean Bandit, Robin Schulz, Charlie Simpson, Luke Sital-Singh, SOHN, Matthew Koma, Elbow, Paolo Nutini, Gregory Porter, Eric Whitacre, Jessie Ware, Rudimenta, Jess Glyne,…
  • New Lightning Cable Will Have Reversible USB, Finally!

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    How many times have you won against the USB cable? I don’t know about you, but I hate it when I keep plugging the USB the wrong way round. And it happens all of the time (okay, most of the time). On a good day, I actually do get it right, but for sure, you’ve also have had this thought forever: “Why not just make a reversible USB?” Maybe our wish is going to come true finally. Known leaker Sonny Dickson recently tweeted a photo with the caption “Reversible USB port on the new Lightning cables!”. Reversible USB port on the new Lightning cables!
  • Tim Cook and Phil Schiller Take the #IceBucketChallenge for Lou Gehrig’s Disease Awareness

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Ice Bucket Challenge has been one of the most talked about topics online in the past days, thanks to celebrities taking their part in promoting awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease, also known as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). ALS is “a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability…
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  • Leaked image hints at slightly protruding camera lens for iPhone 6

    Chris Barylick
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    Additional material has leaked about the iPhone 6, in this case a rendered image of a protruding main camera, which matches a feature seen on dummy units of the upcoming handset. Per GforGames and Taiwanese web site Apple Club, a leaked screenshot depicts some of the iPhone 6′s characteristics for the smaller, 4.7-inch model. Specifically, this leaked schematic suggests that the upcoming Apple flagship phone will have a 0.67 – 0.77 mm protruding camera. This could stand as Apple striving to create a thinner iPhone while allowing for a slight – and necessary – protrusion, as…
  • Video shows new, reversible USB cable for iPhone 6

    Tom Hesser
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Last week presented us with a look at a new cable rumored to be coming from Apple with the iPhone 6. This new USB to Lightning cable has a reversible USB connector, meaning you can insert it into an ordinary USB port in both orientations just like the Lightning end. Now MacRumors points us toward a video, posted by the same person as earlier photos, showing the cable being plugged in both ways. Ok, not super exciting to watch, but still interesting. The video appears to show the actual Apple retail box for the cable as well. Besides this, there are other rumored capabilities including the…
  • Rumor: Apple to incorporate 150Mbps Qualcomm modem into iPhone 6 handsets

    Chris Barylick
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    One does not sneeze at the idea of a 150 megabits per second cellular modem in the next-gen iPhone. Per AppleInsider and GeekBar, the latest component claimed to be from Apple’s next-generation iPhone is a Qualcomm MDM9625 modem, which would boost cellular download speeds to 150 megabits per second, which would be 50 percent faster than the modem found in the iPhone 5s. The modem, which features a third-generation LTE chipset, was first announced by Qualcomm in February of 2012 and began shipping later that year. A recent post on the GeekBar web site alleges that the LTE Advanced modem…
  • Rumor: Apple unlikely to sell sapphire display iPhones in 2014

    Chris Barylick
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    If you’re hankering for an iPhone 6 with a nigh-indestructible sapphire display, this may not be your year. Per AppleInsider, J.P. Morgan analyst Rod Hall has issued a note to investors, in which he reacted to a report from last week suggesting that sapphire display costs remain high. The source of that rumor was The Wall Street Journal, which made highly questionable claims that suggested Apple remains undecided about whether to use sapphire displays on its next iPhone, which is expected to be unveiled on Sept. 9. Hall noted that Apple’s sapphire partner, GT Advanced…
  • Leaked pictures purportedly show finished iPhone 6 handset

    Chris Barylick
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:12 am
    A new set of leaked photos apparently shows the final, finished and working iPhone 6 handset. With less than a month until its anticipated, TMZ was able to grab shots of the upcoming device. 5S. Per The Mac Observer, the photos landed in the hands of the tabloid site TMZ which said the iPhone in the shots was smuggled out of the Foxconn factory in China where it was assembled. The iPhone 6 in question was apparently snatched by an employee who used to work in Foxconn’s hardware department and was involved in designing the device’s outer case. Apple hasn’t confirmed the new…
 
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  • MyMac Podcast 518: Still need a Mac or PC?

    Tim Robertson
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    What do you use your Mac for? Or better yet, can an iPad do it as well? Guy and Gaz take a look at what most people use computers for and if they could do most of it on something simpler like an iPad. They also announce the winner of Boinx Software’s Fotomagico, Gaz’s use […]
  • TechFan #174 – TechFan United

    Tim Robertson
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    Manchester United, Premier League, Arcade Games, FotoMagic Contest Winner, Etherpad fail, and Tech-Ninjas! All that and more on TechFan Podcast 174 Download and listen hereRSS Feed for your podcast appSubscribe in iTunes Links:Klassic ArcadeManchester United bans tablets and laptops at home matchesPremier League warns about posting goal videos onlineFotoMagicoEtherPadWhiteD00r
  • Pako (the unwinnable game) – Review

    Guy Serle
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Pako Price: 99 cents Tree Men Games So here’s the premise. Take a car with no brakes and an accelerator stuck to the floor in a parking lot filled with obsticles. Now add insane police that have absolutely no sense of self-preservation when it comes down to their one goal…to get you. That’s the basics […]
  • iHome Lightning Clock Radio for iPhone and iPod – Review

    Vicki Stokes
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:50 pm
    iHome Lightning Clock Radio for iPhone and iPod Company: iHome Price: $69.99 The iHome Lightning Clock Radio features an FM clock radio with six preset channels, and a Lightning dock connector for iPhone/iPod allowing you to charge and play. You can wake up to FM radio or music from your iPhone playlist. The small footprint (4.81” […]
  • Take Control of Podcasting On The Mac – Book Review

    Elisa Pacelli
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Take Control of Podcasting On The Mac, 3rd Edition Author: Andy Affleck Publisher: TidBITS Ebook Price: $10 ISBN: 9781615424375 Beginning to produce a podcast can be a little intimidating. Which software do I use to record? How do I choose a mic? Should I use GarageBand, Audacity, or another program for editing? Those questions, and […]
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    Cult of Mac

  • Take quick a look at OS X Yosemite Beta 6 in action

    Stephen Smith
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Just a week after Beta 5 for OS X Yosemite was released, Beta 6 is already here. In today’s video we take a quick look at the latest changes to Yosemite in action as we draw ever closer to it’s…Read more ›
  • Parallels 10 arrives in time to bring Windows to OS X Yosemite

    Alex Heath
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Parallels, one of the most popular virtual machine programs out there, has a brand new version out for the Mac. Parallels 10 brings a number of noticeable performance improvements, new features for IT pros, and the ability to use OS…Read more ›
  • Your fave apps will soon hail an Uber for you

    Alex Heath
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Today Uber announced its official API, which means you’re going to start seeing a lot of apps integrating with the popular ride-summoning service. “As of today, we officially open—to all developers—access to many of the primitives that power Uber’s magical…Read more ›
  • New leak compares 5.5-inch iPhone 6 to 4.7-inch shell

    Alex Heath
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:20 pm
    A shell for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 has reportedly leaked right out of the Asian supply chain, and it has been compared with one of the 4.7-inch iPhone parts that have been making the rounds. The larger 5.5-inch shell looks very similar to its…Read more ›
  • Best Buy one-day sale shaves $75 off iPad Air

    Buster Hein
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Apple’s annual refresh of the iPad lineup is less than two months away, but for those who don’t mind getting last year’s model, Best Buy is slashing $75 off the price of all iPad Air models, but sale will only…Read more ›
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    MacInTouch

  • Report: Apple

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    software update issues and how security updates can lag behind app updates
  • Checkout

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    This point-of-sale (POS) system supports multiple Macs at a single location.
  • Report: Adobe

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    more about software-rental schemes, business models, document accessibility etc.
  • Report: Security

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    transcript of a call with Steve White from Windows, plus notes about spam and email address harvesting
  • Report: MacBook Pro

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    viewing issues, including a font-smoothing tip using the command line, a Firefox tip, more details about different eyeglasses, plus a classic piece of Mac software
 
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    The Real Mac Genius

  • YouTube Going Beyond 1080p

    Joe
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    For any avid YouTube watchers, 1080p was what made the difference between a good video and a great one. But now YouTube has integrated video quality beyond measure. After 1080p comes 1440p and finally 2160p, also know as 4k, Ultra HD, and UHD. The upgrade to 4k seems great, but is it really? Although, the jump from 1080p to 2160p is noticeable, most people will not be able to experience the true clarity of 4k videos unless you have a retina display monitors or a 4k Display Monitors. Mixed in with the slower downloading speeds and older graphics cards not being able to support it. This brings…
  • Keyboard Shortcuts 101

    William Chung
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    Mac has many keyboard shortcuts that help users save their time to complete various tasks. For example, command+c (Copy) and command+v (Paste), one of the most commonly used pair of shortcuts. However there are many other Shortcuts most users are not aware of. Here’s a few: Command + Control + Option + 8 (For Pranksters)  If you’re already aware of this shortcut, you’ve probably used this to prank your Mac user friends. Through this shortcut, you can invert the colors on your Mac screen. This shortcut was created to help those with visual impairments but it also provides a…
  • For All Writers: Mac writing applications you didn’t know about

    William Chung
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Ever since Microsoft Word was developed in the late 90’s, it seems like everyone has been using Word to do anything with writing. Despite the expensive price, Schools and even businesses have required people to use Word for the past two decades. However, powerful Microsoft Word could not satisfy all writer’s needs. Yet it was because they didn’t have to. There are dozens of Mac applications that people are probably not aware of that have its own special features for specific writing purposes. Therefore, we’ve picked out  few of the best writing applications available for various…
  • Woodchuck Cases | Made in the USA

    Marshall
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:30 am
    Meet Woodchuck, where local craftsmanship, quality, and nature are blended together to produce high quality wood products to fit into your lifestyle in the form of cases and skins made out of Cedar, Bamboo, Mahogany, Walnut, and Birch just to name a few. Today we will be taking a look at the Woodchuck iPhone 5s Bamboo Wood Skin as well the Woodchuck MacBook Air Mahogany Wood Skin. In terms of style, you can’t beat Woodchuck. The look and feel of the wood surpasses most other wooden cases that I have come across in the past in both the Mahogany and Bamboo wood types. The edges were perfectly…
  • How to use OS X Mavericks 101

    William Chung
    1 May 2014 | 7:28 am
          The latest version of OS X has brought even more comfort to Mac Users. The powerful OS X Mavericks has so many new features that you may miss some of them if you’re not careful. So to help you become a Mavericks expert, we’ve decided to provide you a few tips and tricks for more efficient use of the new operating system. Finder By pressing Command + T, now you can open tabs in your finder, a lot like browser tabs in Safari. Furthermore, the previous Mac OS X Lion Finder could label folders and files with various colors. Now with Mavericks, these color labels…
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  • Travelpro introduces National Geographic Explorer Cape Town, Leather brief Collections

    dsellers
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:37 am
    Travelpro (www.travelpro.com), the inventor of Rollaboard luggage, has partnered with National Geographic, one of the world's largest scientific and educational nonprofit organizations, to introduce the new National Geographic Explorer Cape Town and Leather Brief Collections. read more
  • Parallels announces Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac with OS X Yosemite integration

    dsellers
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    Parallels has launched Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac (www.parallels.com/upgradepd10) and Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Enterprise Edition, upgrades of the software for running Windows applications on Macs. read more
  • Preschool University updates Partners in Rhyme for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:47 am
    Preschool University (http://preschoolu.com) has launched Partners in Rhyme 1.4 for Mac OS X. It's an update of the app designed to help build strong phonemic awareness skills and develop foundational reading skills. Four learning games offer different fun ways to practice and learn rhyming for young children. Partners in Rhyme requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. It's free and available at the Mac App Store in the Education category.
  • Kool Tools: Xventure Golf accessories

    dsellers
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:11 am
    Bracketron’s new Xventure Golf (http://tinyurl.com/md49d58) gear aims to complement your favorite golf tech and swing analyzers to enhance your game. These new products, including the Click-iT remote, 360Vu for smartphones and Swing N Click Kit, let you mount your mobile device and view your golf footage immediately, so you can stay on top of your progress in real-time. read more
  • PopChar X for Mac OS now supports version 7.0 of the Unicode standard

    dsellers
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:09 am
    Ergonis Software has announced PopChar X 6.6, an update to their tool for exploring fonts as well as finding and inserting special characters. The upgrade supports the version 7.0 of the Unicode standard. With the tool, you pop up the PopChar window, click the desired character, and the character appears in your current document right away. Version 6.5 introduces a new custom insertion technique, which leads to faster character insertion for many applications, and more. read more
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  • Google’s Growth Since Its IPO

    John Gruber
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Speaking of Dan Frommer, he has a good post noting the 10-year anniversary of Google’s IPO.  ★ 
  • Twitter Now Officially Says Your Timeline Is More Than Just Tweets From People You Follow

    John Gruber
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Dan Frommer on Twitter’s updated definition of what goes into your timeline. This is a terrible decision on Twitter’s part, and I’ve seen nothing but complaints about it. That your timeline only shows what you’ve asked to be shown is a defining feature of Twitter. So far, these changes are only evident when using Twitter’s first-party clients, but it’s a bad sign even if you use a third-party client like Tweetbot or Twitterrific. However, tweets that you favorite using a third-party client might start showing up in the timelines of your followers who do use…
  • Sharp’s New Aquos Crystal Phone

    John Gruber
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Interesting new design from Sharp: a display that goes edge-to-edge on the left, right, and top. (I.e. it has no forehead, only a chin.)  ★ 
  • Policing by Consent

    John Gruber
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Jason Kottke on “The Nine Principles of Policing” that served to establish the Metropolitan Police of London in 1829: As police historian Charles Reith noted in 1956, this philosophy was radical when implemented in London in the 1830s and “unique in history and throughout the world because it derived not from fear but almost exclusively from public co-operation with the police, induced by them designedly by behaviour which secures and maintains for them the approval, respect and affection of the public”. Apparently, it remains radical in the United States in 2014.
  • Police Impunity in Ferguson

    John Gruber
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:18 pm
    One more on the police in Ferguson. Matt Yglesias: The other two men in the photograph, despite presumably being police officers, are not identifiable at this time. Unlike normal police officers, they are not wearing name tags or badges with visible numbers on them. When police arrested the Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery and the Huffington Post’s Ryan Reilly, they weren’t wearing badges or name tags either. Reasonable people can disagree about when, exactly, it’s appropriate for cops to fire tear gas into crowds. But there’s really no room for disagreement about…
 
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  • Captain America: The Winter Solider now on iTunes early release!

    Rene Ritchie
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier is now available on early release from iTunes. (It actually hit a few days ago but I was traveling and missed it!) Winter Solider is a sequel to both Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers, and a quasi tie-in to ABC's ongoing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D television series. It also riffs on Ed Brubaker's classic comic book arc of the same name and that it manages to weave all those threads together into a pretty entertaining movie is a testament to just how well Marvel/Disney has planned their cinematic universe. Winter Soldier is less superhero movie…
  • Hearthstone's final Curse of Naxxramas quarter opened

    Simon Sage
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    The final staged release of the first Hearthstone expansion, Curse of Naxxramas, went live today. The Curse of Naxxramas expansion introduced a series of single-player challenges, broken up into five sections, each unlockable with in-game currency or in-app purchases of $6.99, or $19.99 for the whole batch. This free-to-play card game has been massively popular among both casual and hardcore gamers, earning itself a spot on our best free iPad games list. For a deep dive, read our full Hearthstone review. Curse of Naxxramas offered many new cards for defeating the various undead-themed bosses.
  • Best iPad Air keyboard cases: For professionals on the go!

    Allyson Kazmucha
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    The iPad Air is thin, light, and ultra portable. This makes it a perfect productivity tool while on the go. Pair it with a great keyboard case and you may be surprised how much work you can get done without ever touching a desktop computer. Many App Store apps support Bluetooth keyboard shortcuts which makes it easier than ever to fly through our emails, calendars, task lists, and much more. We've taken a look at some of the most popular keyboard cases available for iPad Air and narrowed our recommendations down to just a few, and we're confident that no matter how you need to use your iPad…
  • Check out the new iMore commenting system!

    Rene Ritchie
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    As you may have noticed we've launched an all-new, all-awesome commenting system. I should start by saying this is just the beginning and we'll be adding many features to the new system in the weeks and months to come, but for right now there are three highlight — new design that matches our new header, up/down-voting so you can support the really insightful, productive comments. (And, you know, bury other kind...), and report a comment so you can flag spam and anything truly inappropriate. This is all part of a larger redesign that started with our new header last month and is going to…
  • NFL Now goes for a touchdown on Apple TV

    Joseph Keller
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    The Apple TV continues to expand it's sports lineup, today adding NFL Now. Just ahead of the new football season, the channel provides provides on-demand content from the National Football League, and works best if you have an NFL Now account. NFL Now lets you watch series and highlights from past games. Shows include Hard Knocks, America's Game, as well as the most popular videos on NFL Now. The Highlights section has a wealth of clips from the preseason, and will fill up with videos from the season as it continues. If you're a member of NFL Now, you can sign in to view your own personalized…
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    MacOSXHints.com

  • Setting Up an iOS 7 On-Demand VPN

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    I'm writing a detailed set of instructions for getting VPN 'on-demand' working with iOS 7. See Setting Up an iOS 7 On-Demand VPN for the details (it's way too much stuff to post via MacOSXHints, as much as I've been a fan of this site for many years). The complete set of instructions include: setting up an IPSec VPN with iOS setting up an OpenVPN with iOS setting up a managed iOS device with VPN 'on demand' capabilities (for both IPSec and OpenVPN). A few comments about this work: One of the primary objectives was to document a setup where the VPN-connected iOS devi ...
  • Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Mousecape is a new open source Mac App which is available on GitHub to finally allow you to create and use your own mouse cursors, or 'capes' as the app calls them. Once you download the app, there is a remastered version of the Svanslös cursor set created by Max Rudberg which is retina-screen ready. Mousecape is as non-instrusive as possible, never asking you for your password for anything. It works by using private APIs created by Apple to register system cursors so it has no performance hit at all. Capes, or cursor sets, are applied for as long as display state doesn't change, meaning…
  • Make iWork 09 the default and avoid update nagging

    18 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Many people continue to use iWork 09 apps, because they contain features missing in the newer versions. However, having the older apps on your system mean a constant nagging from Apple to update to the newer versions. If you do download the newer versions, then it is impossible to make the older apps the default for your documents. The old Get Info » Change All trick doesn't work. Here's what to do to remedy that. First, make a backup. Then install the latest iWork apps. Your older versions get moved to a subfolder called iWork 09. That's why you have the backup. Next, move the NEW apps…
  • 10.9: Update OS without creating a user on a new Mac

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    This is my take/an update on las_vegas' hint I found here awhile back for running OS updates without creating a user on a Mac. It is applicable to any system 10.5 and up. This can be helpful if you have a Time Machine backup that's on a newer OS than your install media, or if you're selling/donating your Mac as it saves the new user having to update things. First things first, wipe your drive (and zero it if you don't trust the end user of this computer) and reinstall your desired OS. Once your OS is installed, boot to your install media or the Recovery Partition if available. Open Terminal…
  • Name Faces in iPhoto efficiently

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    I've become somewhat obsessed with the faces feature in iPhoto. Currently, I have about 7000 unidentified faces in my library. I knock out a few hundred here and there. It's oddly satisfying, but I go to a lot of large events - events where a lot of people look familiar because they are regulars, but I don't know them. This makes finding faces rather cumbersome, especially since the method of ignoring faces requires the mouse. Everything else can be done with the keyboard. Plus, doesn't track repeatedly ignored faces, so the same faces keep showing up. Well, I've discovered a way to work…
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  • Xiaomi's Next OS Looks Strikingly Similar To iOS

    samzenpus
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    stephendavion writes Looks like Chinese device maker, Xiaomi, is taking its "Apple of the East" tag too literally. First, their CEO brazenly copies Steve Jobs' signature look, sitting cross-legged on the floor. And now, Xiaomi's latest version of Android shamelessly rips off iOS 7. MIUI 6, which is Xiaomi's upcoming edition of Android for its latest phones and tablets, looks almost exactly like Apple's operating system for iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch. It features the same bright color palette and a flat design. Heck, it even does away with Google's "app drawer" and puts all apps on your…
  • Apple Begins Storing Chinese User Data On Servers In China

    timothy
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:13 am
    An anonymous reader writes Reuters reported on Friday that Apple "has begun keeping the personal data of some Chinese users on servers in mainland China." Apple has claimed that the move is meant "to improve the speed and reliability of its iCloud service", but given China's track record with censorship and privacy, the explanation rings hollow for some skeptics. Nevertheless, Apple assures its Chinese users that their personal data on China Telecom is encrypted and that the encryption keys will be stored offshore. Only time will tell if Apple will be able to resist Chinese government…
  • Apple's App Store Needs a Radical Revamp; How Would You Go About It?

    timothy
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Nerval's Lobster (2598977) writes Given the hundreds of thousands of apps currently on offer, it's hard for any one app (no matter how well designed) to stand out on Apple's App Store, much less stay atop the bestseller charts for very long. In an August 10 blog posting, former Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassée offered Apple CEO Tim Cook some advice: Let humans curate the App Store. 'Instead of using algorithms to sort and promote the apps that you permit on your shelves, why not assign a small group of adepts to create and shepherd an App Store Guide,' he wrote. 'A weekly newsletter…
  • The Biggest iPhone Security Risk Could Be Connecting One To a Computer

    timothy
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    angry tapir (1463043) writes Apple has done well to insulate its iOS mobile operating system from many security issues, but a forthcoming demonstration shows it's far from perfect. Next Wednesday at the Usenix Security Symposium in San Diego, researchers with the Georgia Institute of Technology will show how iOS's Achilles' heel is exposed when devices are connected over USB to a computer or have Wi-Fi synching enabled. The beauty of their attack is that it doesn't rely on iOS software vulnerabilities, the customary way that hackers commandeer computers. It simply takes advantage of design…
  • Murder Suspect Asked Siri Where To Hide a Dead Body

    samzenpus
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:50 pm
    An anonymous reader writes A Florida man currently on trial for murder reportedly attempted to use Siri to garner ideas about where to bury the body of his dead roommate. According to police allegations, a University of Florida student named Pedro Bravo murdered his roommate via strangulation in late September of 2012 over a dispute involving Bravo's ex- girlfriend. According to a detective working the case, Bravo subsequently fired up Siri on his iPhone and asked it "I need to hide my roommate."Read more of this story at Slashdot.
 
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  • Travelpro introduces National Geographic Explorer Cape Town, Leather brief Collections

    dsellers
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:37 am
    Travelpro (www.travelpro.com), the inventor of Rollaboard luggage, has partnered with National Geographic, one of the world's largest scientific and educational nonprofit organizations, to introduce the new National Geographic Explorer Cape Town and Leather Brief Collections. read more
  • Parallels announces Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac with OS X Yosemite integration

    dsellers
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    Parallels has launched Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac (www.parallels.com/upgradepd10) and Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Enterprise Edition, upgrades of the software for running Windows applications on Macs. read more
  • Preschool University updates Partners in Rhyme for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:47 am
    Preschool University (http://preschoolu.com) has launched Partners in Rhyme 1.4 for Mac OS X. It's an update of the app designed to help build strong phonemic awareness skills and develop foundational reading skills. Four learning games offer different fun ways to practice and learn rhyming for young children. Partners in Rhyme requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. It's free and available at the Mac App Store in the Education category.
  • Kool Tools: Xventure Golf accessories

    dsellers
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:11 am
    Bracketron’s new Xventure Golf (http://tinyurl.com/md49d58) gear aims to complement your favorite golf tech and swing analyzers to enhance your game. These new products, including the Click-iT remote, 360Vu for smartphones and Swing N Click Kit, let you mount your mobile device and view your golf footage immediately, so you can stay on top of your progress in real-time. read more
  • PopChar X for Mac OS now supports version 7.0 of the Unicode standard

    dsellers
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:09 am
    Ergonis Software has announced PopChar X 6.6, an update to their tool for exploring fonts as well as finding and inserting special characters. The upgrade supports the version 7.0 of the Unicode standard. With the tool, you pop up the PopChar window, click the desired character, and the character appears in your current document right away. Version 6.5 introduces a new custom insertion technique, which leads to faster character insertion for many applications, and more. read more
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  • Star Apps: 3 Doors Down

    Josh Rotter
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    Singer Brad Arnold chats about the tour, leaving his wife for the road, and his favorite apps.
  • Star Apps: James C. Burns

    Josh Rotter
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:52 pm
    The Call of Duty and "Transformers" star soldiers up again for "Coldwater."
  • Star Apps: Jade Starling

    Josh Rotter
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    The Pretty Poison singer holds fans "Captive" with her new solo album.
  • 11 apps for surviving natural disasters

    Josh Rotter
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Prepare for, survive, and recover from the next major disaster.
  • Star Apps: Jeff Bridges

    Josh Rotter
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:36 pm
    The actor-musician is going cross-country with The Abiders and to a future dystopia with "The Giver."
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  • SEC and Longhorn Networks Added to 'WatchESPN' Apple TV Channel

    Eric Slivka
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    Alongside the new NFL Now channel on the Apple TV debuting today, ESPN has also expanded its WatchESPN channel to include support for college sports with the SEC Network and Longhorn Network. The SEC Network is a brand-new television network created through a partnership between the Southeastern Conference and ESPN. The network launched last week ahead of the 2014 college football season with plans to cover at least 1000 live events per year from the conference's 21 sports. The network consists of a standard SEC Network channel, which mirrors featured content from the SEC Network television…
  • Apple Updates Final Cut Pro, Compressor and Motion With Reliability Improvements, Bug Fixes

    Juli Clover
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Apple today updated its professional video editing software Final Cut Pro to version 10.1.3, adding reliability improvements and fixing several bugs. An issue that caused instability when burning a Blu-ray Disc has been fixed, and color corrections pasted between clips are now retained during Share. The reliability of automatic library backups has been improved, as has the stability of the software when skimming growing files in the browser. A full list of changes can be found below:What's new - Fixes reliability issues when burning a Blu-ray Disc or creating a Blu-ray disk image - Color…
  • Apple to Open New South Windsor, Connecticut Store on August 23

    Juli Clover
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Connecticut's sixth Apple Store location is set to open on Saturday, August 23 at The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor. Rumors of a new Apple Store at Evergreen Walk first popped up in February, after a black construction box showed up at the location, between Ann Taylor and the Clarks shoe store. The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk is an outdoor shopping area housing more than 50 different retail stores and eateries. The new Apple Store joins five other Connecticut locations in Danbury, Farmington, Greenwich, New Haven, and Stamford. The Evergreen Walk store in July,…
  • Apple Seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 Build 13F18 to Developers

    Juli Clover
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Apple today seeded Mavericks 10.9.5 build 13F18 to developers, just under a week after seeding the third OS X 10.9.5 beta, build 13F14, and more than a month after releasing OS X 10.9.4 to the public. The beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Mac Developer Center. It is unclear what improvements the 10.9.5 update will bring to Mavericks, but it is likely to include bug fixes and stability enhancements. Apple is asking developers to focus on USB, USB Smart Cards, Graphics, Safari, Thunderbolt, and Gatekeeper. Along with working on…
  • Mailbox for Mac Now Available via Public Beta Test, Offers New Snooze Features and Draft Support

    Juli Clover
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Popular email management app Mailbox for iOS is set to expand to the Mac, with the company making its desktop software available to the public through a beta test that begins today. Mailbox for Mac resembles the Mailbox app for iOS, with a simple, clean interface that aims to help users reach "inbox zero." It includes all of the features of the iOS version, like easy controls to archive and delete emails, along with snooze functionality and organizational lists. It supports swipe gestures and it includes several hotkeys to control specific functions within the app. The Mac email app also…
 
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  • Week Of Who, Day 3: Craigy Who and Mr Timey Pants

    Kelly Guimont
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Today's entry in the Week Of Who is near and dear to TMO Towers, for the Doctor Who fans around the Towers also enjoy The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Craig was a musician back in the day, and at one point he was in a band called The Dreamboys, with his friend Peter Capaldi who starts his reign as The Doctor August 23rd. Why does this matter? Because someone else who knew about this created a comic called Craigy Who and Mister Timey Pants which is lovely and silly and Capaldi Approved. And let's be honest, if it's Capaldi Approved, it's best you don't argue*. This…
  • ACM 268: Apple Copycats, Ad Agencies, and Steve Ballmer: Sports Mogul

    Jeff Gamet & Bryan Chaffin
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Copying isn't the same as innovating, but it seems plenty of people are confusing the two with Xiaomi. Jeff and Bryan explain why the electronics maker isn't China's Apple, plus they look at the future of Apple's marketing strategy, and note Steve Ballmer's retirement from Microsoft's board of directors so he can focus on the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Jeff Gamet, John Martellaro Talk Sci-Fi Tech on MacVoices

    TMO Staff
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:38 pm
    The Mac Observer's Jeff Gamet and John Martellaro paid a visit to Chuck Joiner's MacVoices this week to talk about how sci-fi tech has shaped out world, and what they expect from technological advances still to come. They also debate whether or not we expect too much from our technology, how technology may change our society, and how they want to interact with their computers in the future.
  • Limefuel Lite USB Battery Pack for Dual Charging: $34.99

    Bryan Chaffin
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:26 pm
    We have a last minute deal for you on the Limefuel Lite USB Battery Pack, a portable charger for iPhone and other portable devices. It features a 15,000mAh Lithium-ion battery, which is a lot of juice, and it has two USB ports so you can charge two devices at the same time. If that's not enough, it has a digital readout that tells you exactly how much power you have left. Through our deal, you can get the Limefuel Lite USB Battery Pack for $34.99, but there are only 6 more hours in this deal. If you want it, get on it.
  • Guest Pass for iOS 7 Allows Access to Your Wi-Fi Network Without Revealing the Password

    John Martellaro
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    The Guest Pass app page sums it up: "Do you share passwords with people to join your Wi-Fi network on a regular basis? Guest Pass makes this easy. Just fill out the simple questions in Guest Pass and e-mail the resulting Guest Pass without ever leaving the app. Users receive an attachment that they tap [iOS] or click [OS X], and the next time they are near your network, their iPhone, iPad, or Mac will automatically connect. You can also set expiration dates so the settings will be deleted [from] the device on the expiration date." The way it works is that a special, encrypted configuration…
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  • Apple Updates MacBook Pro with Retina Display

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Apple today updated MacBook Pro with Retina display with faster processors, double the memory in both entry-level configurations, and a new, lower starting price for the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook. Apple also lowered the starting price of the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro to $1,099. “People love their MacBook Pro because of the thin and light, aluminum unibody design, beautiful Retina display, all day battery life, and deep integration with OS X,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The MacBook Pro with Retina display gets even better…
  • Apple Reports Third Quarter Results

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 28, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $35.3 billion and net profit of $6.9 billion, or $1.07 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.4 percent compared to 36.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 59 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $.47 per share of the…
  • Apple Announces Eighth Annual iTunes Festival in London

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    Apple today announced that Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris, Chrissie Hynde, and many more of the world’s biggest artists will headline this year’s iTunes Festival. Returning to the UK for an eighth year, the festival will feature over 60 acts throughout September at the legendary Roundhouse. Performances can be watched live or on-demand on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, in iTunes on a computer, or in HD with Apple TV. “The iTunes Festival in London is back with another stunning line-up of world class performers…
  • “Alive Inside” Film Explores Power of Music to Restore Memory

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    Re/code writes about “Alive Inside,” a documentary that chronicles the experiences of Alzheimer’s patients who have been revitalized through music. The film follows social worker Dan Cohen, whose nonprofit works to bring iPods loaded with personalized playlists to elderly Alzheimer’s and dementia patients across the U.S. Re/code describes a scene from the movie where a 94-year-old dementia patient comes alive with joy as soon as he hears a song from his youth. “I had goosebumps over my whole body when he was waking up. I had tears in my eyes,” said filmmaker Michael…
  • Sue Wagner Joins Apple’s Board of Directors

    17 Jul 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Susan L. Wagner, founding partner and director of BlackRock, has been elected to Apple’s board of directors. Bill Campbell, the board’s longest-serving member, is retiring after 17 years. Wagner co-founded BlackRock in 1988 and helped it become one of the world’s most successful asset-management companies. “Sue is a pioneer in the financial industry and we are excited to welcome her to Apple’s board of directors,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We believe her strong experience, especially in M&A and building a global business across both developed and emerging markets, will be…
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  • How to Switch to Typing With Dvorak

    Ricky Buchanan
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    If you use a Mac computer and have trouble using the standard QWERTY keyboard layout, the Dvorak layout may be a good option for you. Dvorak layouts put the most frequently used keys right under your fingers, so you can type with less finger movements needed. Several years ago, I was having significant trouble with wrist and hand pain so I taught myself to use the Dvorak keyboard layout for touch typing. It was frustrating to do, but paid off handsomely in the end… here’s what I did and how you can do it too… Should You Switch? This is what the Dvorak keyboard layout looks…
  • Weekend Roundup for 17 August 2014

    Ricky Buchanan
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    Here are some of the best articles, links, and new products that I have spotted online in the past week or so which have some relevance to Apple products and disabled or chronically ill users … General Links iMore has been writing a lot about accessibility lately. Here’s a podcast from Tech Doctor about how founder Rene Ritchie became interested in accessibility. OS X Links How-to: Make accessible iBooks with iBooks Author. Beyond the basics: advanced Mac keyboard tricks. SeroTalk Podcast 207 includes a demo of iBlink Radio for Mac OS X. ZoomText Mac Tips & Tricks – Reading…
  • Sign a PDF with Mac OS X’s Preview application.

    Ricky Buchanan
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Preview is OS X’s default application for viewing PDF files. If you scan a document, it will probably turn up as a PDF file, so this is the application used most often for things scanned into the system. This Preview app has an awesome and almost hidden function – it allows you to scan a signature with your Mac’s camera, then store that signature and easily add it to any PDF file. This is handy for any user, but for those users who can’t easily manage a pen to sign physical documents it’s a really useful accessibility function too. Setting Up Setting up your…
  • Reader Question: Typing Math on a Mac

    Ricky Buchanan
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Typing can be a fantastic access method for those with Dysgraphia who find handwriting difficult, but how can you type math equations? Here are some OS X applications especially for inputting mathematics. Reader Robin emailed me to ask: My 16-year old son has Dysgraphia. Typing is a whiz for him and really allows him to express his written self with few barriers. The issue is math. Do you know of any math software programs that allow him to do higher math (Alegebra 2 and up)? Yes! The apps in this list will allow users to input math equations via keyboard, mouse, or tablet. Since you are…
  • Weekend Roundup for 10 August 2014

    Ricky Buchanan
    10 Aug 2014 | 3:54 am
    Here are some of the best articles, links, and new products that I have spotted online in the past week or so which have some relevance to Apple products and disabled or chronically ill users … There aren’t so many this week because my computer crashed halfway through the week and had to be sent to the computer shop for several days. There’s nothing like being without my assistive technology to make me feel disabled – and not much ATMac stuff got done this week. OS X Links How to set up continuous OS X Mavericks dictation. iOS Links Mobile Home from Beanco Technology adds…
 
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  • OS X Yosemite allows screen sharing over iMessage

    Mike Flaminio
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Mark Gurman for 9 to 5 Mac: <blockquote class=quote>In June, we noted that Apple is adding a handy new feature to the upcoming OS X Yosemite: the ability for iMessage/Apple ID users to screen share via the Messages app. Screen sharing was a hallmark of early versions of Apple's Mac "iChat" application, but it has always required an Aol Instant Messenger (AIM), Gmail, Jabber, or Yahoo account. With Yosemite, users can have the same screen sharing experience with just an iMessage/FaceTime/or Apple ID account. </blockquote> This is pretty nifty. There is also the option to have audio…
  • Final Cut Pro suite gets minor updates

    Mike Flaminio
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    Apple Tuesday issued updates for Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Compressor. The changes across the line involve a bug fix related to burning Bluray disks and images. Final Cut Pro specific improvements deal with color correction, minor UX fixes, and improved stability and performance. The updates are free to current users and bring Final Cut Pro to 10.1.3, Motion to 5.1.2, and Compressor to 4.1.3. Updates are available in the Mac App.
  • Visual history of Apple designs

    Mike Flaminio
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:27 pm
    A neat slideshow of decades of Apple designs. It starts out with the wood-encased Apple kit and goes through various computers and devices. One of my favorites, the eMate, is missing, I've had a version of almost each of these products, especially from the late 80's on. Not sure what that says about me, but a fun flashback.
  • Evernote Webclipper for Safari get big update

    Mike Flaminio
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    <blockquote class=quote>We have completely redesigned the Web Clipper to provide efficiency at each step. This update includes improved layout and annotation, as well as advanced options like highlighting and notebook selection.</blockquote> I'm a big Evernote fan and the Webclipper is a reason why. Over the years the clipper has evolved to simply a way to shuttle webpages into Evernote to adding in tools for markup, organizing, and tagging. All these new features let you clip and forget, rather than going back into Evernote to make edits or organize. <iframe…
  • Podcast: Looftlighter, Sapphire Glass, Robin Williams, Google Customer Service, plus more

    Mike Flaminio
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    <iframe width=&quot;640&quot; height=&quot;360&quot; src=&quot;//www.youtube.com/embed/w7h7WbWVJ3A&quot; frameborder=&quot;0&quot; allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • Thursday Morning News

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Apple Sydney store logo by Shaun Garrity, on Flickr It is not just iPhones that will be updated later this year, the iPad should get refreshed and the iPad Air leads us off this morning. A report from TEchNews.tw, via 9to5Mac, claims that the next iPad Air will
  • Wednesday Morning News

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Apple Store, Louvre by Dale Gillard, on Flickr With the latest beta of OS X Yosemite in the wild, you may be asking where is the iOS 8 beta? Beta 6 for iOS hasn’t been released to developers just yet, but Apple’s software
  • Tuesday Morning News

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:40 pm
    If you are taking part in the OS X Yosemite beta, then you have work this morning downloading the sixth developer preview. Reports indicate that there are some new icons in System preferences, new wallpapers and various other interface changes. Let us know once you have had a play over in the developer beta thread here. For those of you taking part in the Public beta, you will have to wait a bit longer as there is no updated version for
  • Monday Morning News

    17 Aug 2014 | 4:29 pm
    The iPhone 6 pictures just keep on coming. This time 9to5Mac has picked up pictures from the Hong Kong based Apple Daily website, that claim to show both of the new iPhones and also the larger battery of the 5.5-inch version. The battery in the photos is a massive 2915mAh as compared to the current iPhone 5s battery size of 1560mAh. As they note in the report, you shouldn’t assume that means longer battery life. Sporting a larger display and the expected A8
  • Friday Morning News

    14 Aug 2014 | 4:54 pm
    To sapphire screen or not to sapphire screen, that is the question for Apple it seems. Whilst not a official answer, the Wall Street Journal says yes but only in the two new larger screen iPhones and more expensive models. (Note the article is behind a paywall). The mention of the two new larger sizes seems to support the, well accepted, theory we will see 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models launched. If the WSJ is right then it may also only appear
 
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  • New type of educational game for toddlers

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Prague based TobiGames today announces Fantasy tidy up 1.3 for iOS, a new type of puzzle based game for kids and toddlers. The goal is to clean the rooms of famous fairy-tale characters. The game teaches kids where different objects in the room belong and also new vocabulary. The game contains more than 50 unique items, with each fairy-tale character having its own. The voices are done by combination of professional American actors and also TTS engine.
  • Fishy Feathers on iOS is a Bird Game You Can Actually Beat

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Toronto based Lucky Mask Games Inc. today introduces Fishy Feathers 1.0.0, its first game on iOS devices. Paying homage to great side-scrolling console games, Fishy Feathers begins chronicling Larry the Bird after the entire Earth is flooded. The only way for this little bird to survive is to move up the food chain by eating fish, picking up chips and traveling the world. Gamers will navigate through different worlds and collect a multitude of power-ups that will help them along the journey.
  • Function Space Brings Collaborative Scientific Learning to iOS

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    Function Space Labs Private Limited today introduces Function Space - Learn and Discuss Science 1.0, its new beautifully designed iOS app. The free app grants users access to the discussion-based community from anywhere on the globe, putting the power of knowledge right in your pocket. Function Space caters to individuals of all ages from high school students to professional engineers, and focuses on lifetime learning with content tailored to any skill level.
  • Pirates of Bollywood Now Available on iBooks

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Pirates of Bollywood, Dr. Kalyan's second legal thriller is now available for order on iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Gum Road. The book takes the reader on an adventurous journey of Arjun, a blind lawyer, and Helen, a committed cop, as they chase pirates in Mumbai. It packs court room drama, pirate emotions, film production challenges, and more in a nail biting narrative. Knowledge of copyright law, insight into affairs of the Indian film industry & more are packed in Pirates of Bollywood.
  • Gear Up to Go Back to School with Discounts on Boinx's Educational Apps

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    End of summer promotions on Mac and iOS apps from Boinx help you get back-to-school cool. An Editor's Choice Award for iStopMotion for iPad proves it's an A + app. Helping both students and teachers to get their creative juices flowing more powerfully than ever before is important. Boinx is offering special promotions on BoinxTV, iStopMotion for iPad and Mac, FotoMagico and Mousepose now through September 9th, making them a must-have on everyone's back-to-school shopping list.
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  • Freddi Fish Returns To Solve Mysteries

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    August 20, 2014 6:00 AMMac Game Store recently added seven new Freddi Fish titles to its list of games available for purchase and download. Tommo's re-released versions of the Humongous Entertainment edutainment titles were brought to modern machines with the help of Night Dive Studios. The Freddi Fish series gives children the task of helping Freddi and her partner Luther solve a variety of mysteries, encountering colorful characters and entertaining mini-games along the way.Here's a list of the Freddi Fish games available now at MGS:Freddi Fish and The Case of the Missing Kelp SeedsFreddi…
  • After The Zombie Apocalypse Humans Still Can't Get Along

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    August 20, 2014 6:00 AMSoldak Entertainment's Steven Peeler recently posted a new blog about the company's next title. Set in the world of Din's Curse and Depths of Peril the as yet unnamed game will focus on the fight for survival after a zombie apocalypse has brought down civilization. Featuring an isometric viewpoint, the new zombie themed experience will include elements fans of previous titles have come to expect from Soldak.Unfortunately, everyone else is in the same situation as you and they don't want to starve to death any more than you. With everyone fighting over the limited amount…
  • Age Of Fear: The Undead King Now At MGS

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    August 20, 2014 6:00 AMAge of Fear: The Undead King from KISS is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The fantasy turn-based strategy game features a unique battle system, two campaigns, multiplayer action, and a skirmish mode.Age of Fear: The Undead King is a fantasy turn-based strategy. The game features a novel battle system, two campaigns with solid fantasy stories and very flexible multi-player (recently added!) and skirmish modes. The story takes place in an untamed fantasy land, where three forces: the Human Kingdom, the Greenskins' Horde and the Undead Legion -…
  • Walk With The Spirits In Whispering Willows

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    August 20, 2014 6:00 AMNight Light Interactive's Whispering Willows is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The adventure title puts players in the role of Elena, a girl with the ability to travel outside her body in spirit form. Players will use the ability to traverse a terrifying old manor filled with specters and secrets.In Whispering Willows, the player takes on the role of Elena, a determined young girl with the extraordinary ability to project her spirit outside of her body. In her spectral form, Elena can interact with the benevolent spirits and wicked wraiths…
  • Diablo III Seasons Explained

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    August 20, 2014 6:00 AMBlizzard Entertainment recently posted a new preview of the upcoming 2.1.0 patch for its fantasy action RPG, Diablo III. The update will include a variety of changes and additions including Seasons, a new competitive gameplay mode which challenges players to create a new hero and race against other players to complete challenges and acquire new exclusive loot.Seasons - How Do They Work?So, you've logged in and you're ready to create your very first Seasonal hero. Where do you begin?Just like any new character, your first Seasonal hero will start their journey in the…
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  • Vine app for iPhone now imports video from other apps

    Kenny Hemphill
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Vine, the hugely popular video sharing app which limits footage to six seconds and loops it, has been updated on the iPhone to allow video recorded in other apps to be edited and shared. Previously, the Twitter-owned Vine only allowed users to share video recorded within the app. This limitation, together with the six-second maximum length has led to thousands of very creative videos being shared on the network. Now, however, Vine users can import video from the iPhone’s Camera Roll and edit them to six seconds before sharing them. ‘Every day, millions of people open Vine to share…
  • iTunes Festival: Lenny Kravitz, Ryan Adams, and Elbow confirmed

    Kenny Hemphill
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    Apple has confirmed several more acts for its iTunes Festival next month. Among them are Paolo Nutuni, Jesse Ware, and Gregory Porter. Luke Sital-Singh will support Robert Plant, and Elbow, Ryan Adams, and Lenny Kravitz have also been added to the bill for the month-long Festival. The iTunes Festival runs from 1-30 September at London’s Roundhouse. There will be one headline and line support act each night. Already announced are Blondie, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Kylie, and Chrissie Hynde. Tickets are free to anyone lucky enough to win a pair in the ballot. You can enter the ballot on…
  • Apple tipped to ship ‘reversible’ USB Lightning cable with iPhone 6

    Kenny Hemphill
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    Rumours about the size, shape, and features of Apple’s next-generation iPhone, widely assumed to be unveiled next month, continue to appear faster than even we can read them. One of the more interesting, and plausible, however is that Apple is readying a Lightning cable with a USB connector which would fit into a USB slot in both orientations. While a specification for a version of USB 3 which would do just that has already been published, it would require a re-design of USB ports and so wouldn’t work with existing computers, chargers, or anything else with a USB slot.
  • Apple goes public with supply chain ban on benzene and n-hexane

    Kenny Hemphill
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Apple has banned the use of two dangerous chemicals, benzene and n-hexane, from all of its suppliers manufacturing processes, according to it Regulated Substances Specification, published today. A letter from its environmental director, Lisa Jackson, which accompanied the Specification, explained: Recently, we received some questions about whether the chemicals benzene and n-hexane are used in the manufacturing of our products. Apple treats any allegations of unsafe working conditions extremely seriously. We took immediate investigative action, sending specialized teams into each of our 22…
  • Amazon’s new card reader unlikely to launch in the UK anytime soon

    Kenny Hemphill
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Amazon unveiled its latest attempt to entice businesses into its ecosystem today with the launch of its long-awaited credit card reader and payments app. Businesses can use the card reader, connected to an iOS or Amazon device, or one of a handful of Android smartphones and tablets, and the Amazon Local Register app to take payments from customers in-store. Unsurprisingly, given Amazon’s MO, it charges significantly less, initially at least, to process payments than either its nearest rival, Jack Dorsey’s Square, or PayPal. As Re/code put it: ‘Amazon is willing to lose money…
 
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    Macenstein

  • DragonVale: How to breed a Geode Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    GEODE DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 23 Hours BUY-IT Price: 675 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Mud and River / Water and Earth (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to discover the latest […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Leaf Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    LEAF DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 37 Hours BUY-IT Price: 1,350 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Swamp and Luminous / Meadow and Lotus (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to discover the latest […]
  • REVIEW: PhoneSuit Flex XT iPhone battery

    Dr. Macenstein
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    Ahh, June 12, 2013, the day I first reviewed PhoneSuit’s Flex iPhone charger… The little charger that could. I loved that thing, and with good reason. It was small (the smallest 2600mAh battery available), had great ergonomics, and could fully recharge an iPhone and then some. Well, fast forward a year and PhoneSuit has released […]
  • This guy seems to have a lot of info about the iPhone 6

    Dr. Macenstein
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Too bad I have no idea what he’s saying (something about a lizard sex satellite I think…). Oh well. It’s still the best iPhone 6 mockup video I’ve seen. thanks to faithful Macenstein reader Den for the tip!
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Prism Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    PRISM DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 48 Hours BUY-IT Price: 2,500 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Light and Water / Shimmer and Nectar (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to discover the latest […]
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    MacUpdate: Recent Mac OS X

  • Picasa 3.9.138 - Organize, edit, and share your photos. (Free)

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Picasa and Picasa Web Albums allows you to organize, edit, and upload your photos to the Web from your computer in quick, simple steps. Arrange your photos into folders and albums and erase their blemishes using powerful editing tools in Picasa. Then use Picasa Web Albums to share those perfected photos online with family, friends, and the world.Version 3.9.138: Note: The Download link still accesses version 3.9.137.163. Version 3.9.138 is currently only available via in-app update. AutoBackup for MacOS would sometimes get into a 100% CPU usage state. Proper display of Drive storage used when…
  • iStudiez Pro 1.2.5 - Student planner with iOS syncing. (Commercial)

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:21 pm
    iStudiez Pro is a student planner with iOS syncing. A student's life is a dizzying mix of activity and just plain craziness! Take charge of your schedule and put iStudiez Pro to work for you! Take advantage of iStudiez Pro easy navigation and never miss another course, lecture and lab, track tasks and deadlines, plan homework, arrange assignments and much more! Are you a student surviving high school, college or university epoch? Are you a teacher aiming to track down all the courses and classes you lead? Are you a parent trying to take care of your kids and to catch up while they are in…
  • Yate 2.7.7 - Tag and organize your audio files. (Demo)

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Yate was developed for people who are serious about tagging and organizing their audio files. The application was designed from the ground up for Mac users. It is a 100% Cocoa-written application and uses its own tagging library. Yate will tag mp3, m4a, aiff, flac, wav and dsf files. Yate has a long list of features; most importantly, an innovative scripting system called actions. Actions can be used to update all of an album's tags with a single operation. Yate also supports integration with Discogs, MusicBrainz, AcoustID and iTunes. All changes can be easily reverted and individual changes…
  • Power Manager 4.3.1 - Auto-start, shut down, or sleep your Mac. (Demo)

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Power Manager is the solution for reducing the energy costs of Mac computers. Use Power Manager to assert control over when your Macs are available and when they are switched off. Power Manager extends the scheduling functionality provided by OS X's Energy Saver. Unlike Energy Saver, Power Manager is aware of multiple users, offers unrestricted schedules, provides greater customisation, and supports a wider range of actions. Power Manager includes the ability to schedule applications, launch documents, and run scripts. Includes AppleScript support, Automator actions, command-line interface,…
  • RazorSQL 6.3.10 - Manage multiple databases from a single application. (Demo)

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:09 pm
    RazorSQL allows you to query, update, navigate, and manage all major databases from one database tool. With RazorSQL, an SQL query tool, SQL editor, and database navigator, you can run SQL scripts, visually edit, create, alter, and view tables, import and export data, build queries with a query builder tool, and navigate databases with the database navigator. It even comes with a built-in relational database engine that requires no configuration. The SQL programming editor has syntax highlighting for SQL, PL/SQL, TransactSQL, SQL PL, and Java, automatic function/method lookup, automatic…
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    World of Apple

  • An Open Letter to Tim Cook – Human Rights in UAE

    Alex Brooks
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Apple employees carry rainbow flags as they march in the San Francisco Gay Pride Festival in California June 29, 2014 | REUTERS/Noah Berger Tim, Apple is a company that has for decades inspired millions of young people to design the best they can design, to focus on the detail and create beautiful and functional products. Apple has stood at the forefront of amazing product design and changed the way humans interact with technology through its own passion for design. I, like many other people have watched on at Apple for years and looked up to the brand as a role model. Many years ago I would…
  • MacBook Pro Receives Minor Update, New Product Rumours Begin to Dominate, Dell and Blackberry Act Like Nothing Is Wrong, Are MacIntel’s Days Numbered?

    Alex Brooks
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display | Image courtesy of Apple Weekly summary of stories from across the World of Apple during the week commencing 28th July, 2014. An attempt to summarise the more interesting stories from the week and lace them in observation and comment. MacBook Pro Receives Minor Update The MacBook Pro with Retina display has marked the way for a flurry of updates across Apple’s product line as we head into busy season. The update is relatively minor and will act as a stop gap before Intel’s Broadwell processor platform hits the market in mid-2015.
  • Week Summary: Apple Shows Off Latest Green Initiative, Yosemite Beta Goes Public, Earnings Hold Steady. R&D Spend Soars, Newest Ad Continues to Show New Colours

    Alex Brooks
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:37 am
    OS X Yosemite running on MacBook Pro | Image courtesy of Apple Weekly summary of stories from across the World of Apple during the week commencing 21st July, 2014. An attempt to summarise the more interesting stories from the week and lace them in observation and comment. Apple Shows Off Solar Array Towards the end of the week Apple granted a bunch of journalists a tour of Apple’s latest green iniative, a huge solar array farm in Maiden, North Carolina. Capable of producing 20MW of energy, it allows Apple the peace of mind that it now outstrips its competitors with energy friendly…
  • Apple Announces Q314 Profit of $7.7 Billion on Revenue of $37.4 Billion

    Alex Brooks
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    iPad Unit sales (Quarterly Q310 – Q314) Apple today announced financial results for its third fiscal quarter of 2014 which ran from March 30, 2014 until June 30. Apple posted revenue of $37.4 billion and net quarterly profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share (adjusted for stock split). These results compare to revenue of $35.3 billion and net profit of $6.9 billion, or $1.07 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.4 percent compared to 36.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 59 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple…
  • What to Expect at WWDC 2014 – In Conversation

    Alex Brooks
    1 Jun 2014 | 8:54 am
    Moscone West in San Francisco ready for WWDC 2014 | Flickr Things may have been quiet around these parts (the pressures of life) but two things seemingly never change. The first is that I never stop loving the Apple rumour game (and the associated news cycle), and the second is that those that know me, both online and off, never lose the impression of me as the person to go to to find out the latest Apple gossip. It’s a bit like your friends discovering that you’re “that guy” that knows how to fix their Windows PC and never being able to step foot in a house without…
 
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    everythingiCafe

  • Apple Considering Sapphire Displays For iPhone 6

    Christopher Meinck
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Apple is reportedly considering using sapphire for displays on the its new iPhone due next month and the forthcoming wearable. Apple has been investing heavily in the material, working with GT Advanced Technologies, the company which runs operations at an Mesa, Arizona based manufacturing plant created by the two. Earlier this year, the two had equipped the facilities with the necessary equipment for large scale deployment of sapphire crystal parts. According to the Wall Street Journal, production of the new displays are expected to begin this month, possibly destined for the iPhone 6.
  • How to accept or send a calendar invite on iPhone or iPad

    Christopher Meinck
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:55 pm
    The Calendar app on your iOS device can be used to share calendars between family members or collaborating with a workgroup for business. These two forms of group calendars can often lead to your receiving event invitations or wanting to send your own. The Calendars app can make for a truly collaborative hub for organizing events, meetings and more. Here’s how to send or accept a calendar invite on iPhone or iPad using iOS 7/8.How to send a calendar invite on iPhone or iPadLet’s walk through the process of creating a new event and send an invite. Open up the Calendar app and…
  • Extreme Close-Ups Of iPhone 6 Parts Show Tapered Display, New Buttons

    Christopher Meinck
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Just weeks away from the official introduction of the next generation iPhone(s), new high resolution photos have emerged that provide a close-up look at the power button, mute switch, SIM card tray and display. Feld & Volk, a company that specializes in building custom designed iPhones, are the source of the new images. They have previously shared photos and video of the rear shell, which match up with the most recent iPhone 6 rear shell photos.The most revealing image is this close up of the display panel, which seems destined for the 4.7-inch model. It clearly shows the display having…
  • Best Look Yet At Purported iPhone 6 Rear Shell

    Christopher Meinck
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:55 pm
    New high resolution photos of the purported back shell of the iPhone 6 have been published on Twitter by reputed Apple leaker Sonny Dickson. The images were posted without comment, but follow a long trail of product mock-ups and part leaks, suggesting this may be the final design of the iPhone 6. Dickson’s track record is quite good and with the anticipated launch happening next month, it wouldn’t be surprising if it matched the design.The images show a back shell that looks extremely worn, scuffed and likely damaged. With security at Foxconn on high alert, perhaps the damage made…
  • How to edit and show birthdays on iPad and iPhone calendar

    Christopher Meinck
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:25 pm
    The Calendars can prove to be incredibly useful. In addition to helping to organize your busy schedule, the app can also help remind you of birthdays of family, friends and those in your life who are important. All of the information is stored in iCloud, so you’ll have access from any of your iOS devices. By setting up birthdays in iCloud, you’ll never forget to send good wishes to the ones you love. We’ll show you how to enable the birthdays calendar, how to turn on Facebook birthdays and how to make edits in iOS 7.How to show birthdays on iPad and iPhone calendarFirst…
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    macZOT!

  • Cisdem PDFConverter

    MacZOT
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Cisdem PDFConverter Accurately Convert PDF Files into Editable Documents on Mac Normally: $39.99 ZOT Price: $8.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Stop retyping PDF documents with complex layouts and graphics today. Use PDFConverter for Mac to Convert PDF files into Microsoft Word(.docx), PowerPoint(.pptx), ePub, RTFD, Text, HTML, Keynote, Pages, Images and more! — Complete with the most accurate fully-formatted text content, layouts, formatting, columns, tables, and graphics.    Convert PDF Files to 9+ Format Files * Change PDF to Microsoft Word (.docx) for flexible…
  • 131 Jaw-Dropping Photoshop Actions + Bonus for Just $19

    MacZOT
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    131 Jaw-Dropping Photoshop Actions + Bonus for Just $19 Normally: $251.00 ZOT Price: $19.00 Click to macZOT!   There isn’t anything better for adding a unique effect to an image than a well-adjusted Photoshop action. A single action can change the whole perception about an image, and transform it into a jaw-dropping piece of art. But creating such effect isn’t very fun and on top of that, you can waste lots of precious hours until you get that look you want. And time is something we all lack. That’s why lots of designers are buying or downloading free actions…
  • Leawo iTransfer Mac 66% Off Now

    MacZOT
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Leawo iTransfer Mac 66% Off Now Does More Than iTunes! Easily Transfer Data Among iOS Devices, iTunes and Mac Computers without Sync! Normally: $29.95 ZOT Price: $9.95 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Backup iPhone, iPad and iPod Files with Leawo iTransfer for Mac Leawo iTransfer for Mac is multifunctional iPad, iPod and iPhone transfer software, it is used for transferring files among iOS devices, iTunes and Mac computers. Leawo iTransfer for Mac also helps users to backup iPhone, iPad and iPod data to Mac computer with no effort. The software has very friendly user interface so that…
  • Quiroga Serif

    MacZOT
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Quiroga Serif A space saving serif typeface Normally: $149.00 ZOT Price: $19.00 Click to macZOT!   The main objective of this type is to count with the necessary signs for Latin America, this is to say, that has the set of characters used in official languages and in dialects. After accomplishing this goal we want to establish a new system of Latin American signs, and promote the use of dialects and languages so they don’t cease to exist.  Quiroga is a lightweight, space saving, and stylish typeface with many purposes. It is ideal for logos, website copy, titles, and more.
  • Flip PDF for Mac – Create Interactive Page Flipping Publications

    MacZOT
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Flip PDF for Mac – Create Interactive Page Flipping Publications Convert static PDFs Into Dynamic Page Flip Magazines, Catalogs, Brochures & eBooks. Normally: $99.00 ZOT Price: $29.90 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Flip PDF for Mac makes it easy and simple for web-designers, publishers, advertisers, entrepreneurs and trainers to create stunning page flipping publications and distribute via websites, email, iPad, smart phones and social networks. Flip PDF also comes with hundreds of templates and themes so you can create a unique media experience for your client, company or…
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    Apple

  • Apple and Google crush map patent in early test of Patent Office’s new appeal system

    Jeff John Roberts
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    There's another piece of good news on the patent troll front as a new Patent Office appeals system appears to be doing its job. This month, it agreed to invalidate a map-related patent challenged by Apple and Google. Apple and Google crush map patent in early test of Patent Office’s new appeal system originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • OnBeep snags $6.25M to push pretty, heads-up push-to-talk devices

    Barb Darrow
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    This is not your dad's walkie-talkie. OnBeep wants to produce beautiful wearable devices that will let consumers communicate with select colleagues without staring down at their phones OnBeep snags $6.25M to push pretty, heads-up push-to-talk devices originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Why it makes sense that the iPhone 6 could be thinner than its camera sensor

    Kevin C. Tofel
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    Fitting in with early pics of reported dummy cases for the iPhone 6, a schematic drawing suggests the iPhone 6 camera ring could slightly protrude outward: It's not easy to make a thin camera sensor with improved quality and lenses. Why it makes sense that the iPhone 6 could be thinner than its camera sensor originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Another possible iPhone 6 resolution discovered in iOS 8 files

    Kif Leswing
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:36 pm
    An effective resolution of 414 x 736 was discovered in a file describing the home screen in the latest iOS 8 SDK beta. This implies that the iPhone 6 could be packing a screen with a 828 x 1472 or even a 1242 x 2208 resolution. Another possible iPhone 6 resolution discovered in iOS 8 files originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Yet another Google app comes to iOS: Photo Sphere Camera for 360-degree pics

    Kevin C. Tofel
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Photo spheres aren't a type of picture you'd use on a regular basis but thanks to their immersive 360-degree imagery, they're handy for sharing a detailed view of nearly any location on the planet. And now you can snap them on an iPhone or iPad. Yet another Google app comes to iOS: Photo Sphere Camera for 360-degree pics originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
 
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    MacBlogz

  • Apple Rumored to Bump 'iPad Air 2' Up to 2GB of RAM

    Leif Johnson
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Rumors about the iPhone 6 have flowed like water over the last couple of weeks, but we've heard comparatively little about the so-called "iPad Air 2." That changed today with a report from Taiwan's TechNews.tw (via iPhoneInCanada), which states that the upcoming tablet will get a memory boost to 2GB, up from the current 1GB.Expecting the same kind of boost for the iPad mini with Retina display? It's not happening. According to the report, the next iteration of the diminutive unit will still only support 1GB of RAM. Cult of Mac suggests that the memory boost for the iPad Air 2 might allow for…
  • Circle the Dot: A simple puzzle game that will make you scream

    John-Michael Bond
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I hate Circle the Dot, but just spent three hours playing it. This simple puzzle game gives you a grid full of orange dots and one lonesome blue dot. Your goal is to circle the blue dot with orange dots in as few moves as possible. Only the blue dot...
  • Premier Live: Football European Style

    John Emmert
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    American interest in soccer, or football as it is known in the rest of the world, reached an all time high during the recent World Cup in Brazil. More and more Americans are following the top European leagues. Rifra has five apps that will allow you...
  • NFL Now Brings Premium Football Content to Apple TV

    Leif Johnson
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Football season just got a lot more interesting for Apple TV owners. Today the Cupertino company added NFL Now to the device's ever-expanding lineup of channels, which means that fans of American football now have access to a gold mine of on-demand video content associated with the popular sport.And just in time, too. Football season starts on September 4, and the new channel should allow easy access to game highlights, press conferences, and over 400 hours of footage from classic games. The channel also streams episodes from popular NFL series such as "Hard Knocks and "A Football…
  • Photo of Possible 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Rear Shell Surfaces

    Juli Clover
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:15 pm
    While we've seen dozens of part leaks for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, parts for the rumored 5.5-inch version of the device have thus far been scarce, possibly due to the fact that the larger iPhone 6 is said to have entered production later than the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. Photos depicting what might be the rear shell of the larger device have finally surfaced, however, and have been shared by Evasi0nJailbreak.com. According to the site, the photos have been sourced from "deep within Apple's supply chain in China," and may be only a prototype of the final rear shell. Outside of 5.5-inch iPhone 6 rear…
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2014.08.18

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:09 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 497. Rumor Different: Updated iPads. iPhone 6 might show some warts. Graphics issues for some 2011 Macbook Pro owners. Safari gets security patches. OS X Yosemite beta 6. Target Display Mode iMac only. Time Machine maintenance. Breaking up your iPhoto. Remove photos from Messages. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: SaneBox filters unimportant emails out of your Inbox and summarizes them in a digest. It works anywhere you read your email. Try it for free and get a $10 credit:…
  • Maccast 2014.08.07

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:10 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 496. Latest on the iPhone 6. Where’s the sapphire? Different processors in the 4.7-inch vs. 5.5-inch designs. Slightly refreshed MacBooks. Apple TV channels continue to expand. Production delays for iWatch. Use a PC with Target Display Mode. iTunes, NAS drives, and RAID. iOS Folders without a name. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Gazelle - The fast and easy place to get cash for your used iPhone, iPad, and other Apple gadgets Shownotes in: HTML or OPML Subscribe to the…
  • Maccast 2014.07.24

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:52 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 495. iPhone 6 launch Apple’s biggest? Apple’s 3Q earnings. OS X Yosemite Public Beta. Phone 6 Roulette with Ken Ray (Mac OS Ken), Paul Wheatley (British Tech Network), Jeff Gamet (The Mac Observer), Dan Benjamin (5by5), David Sparks (Mac Power Users), and Erfon Elijah (The Cultcast). Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. 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…
  • Maccast 2014.07.18

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:44 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 494. Intel delays impacting Macbook Updates. iPhone 6 leaks are less "fluid". Apple asked to do more for accessibility. - Finally you can get "Extras" on the Apple TV. iWatch delayed to later in 2014? Apple pushes further into Enterprise with IBM. Restore a missing Recovery Partition. How does "Find My" Work? Prevent iTunes Match uploads. TMO’s wi-fi tips. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: SaneBox filters unimportant emails out of your Inbox and summarizes them in a digest.
  • Maccast 2014.07.08 - Nerdtacular 2014

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek) & Friends
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:17 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 493. The very latest on the iPhone 6, plus the return of "What the App is That" from Nerdtacular. I take a look at a persons iOS device, locate an App or icon that I don't recognize and then interview them about it. It's a great way to discover new apps, plus we get to talk to really cool people like Scott Johnson, Tom Merritt, Brian Dunaway, Patrick Beja, Hammond Chamberlain, and Justin Robert Young. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Gazelle - The fast and easy place to get…
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    MacMost

  • Cleaning Up Your Contacts

    Gary Rosenzweig
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    It can be useful to remove unneeded contacts from your database every once in a while. Before deleting, you can export individual contacts as small VCF files. These can then be stored and accessed easily later if you need them. You also have a variety of other methods for exporting and archiving your contacts.
  • Translating Text and Web Pages

    Gary Rosenzweig
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    Many web sites feature multiple language options. If a site is not in the language you speak, try looking for a way to switch to another language inside the site. For sites that do not offer a translation in your language, you can use either Google or Bing to translate bits of text or entire […]
  • Using Mail Signatures

    Gary Rosenzweig
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    Learn the basic of using signatures in Apple Mail on your Mac. You can create multiple signatures and assign them to different email accounts. You can set a default signature for each account and also choose between signatures when you are composing an email message. You can also have a random signature appear each time. […]
  • Private Browsing With Safari

    Gary Rosenzweig
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am
    Learn about Safari’s private browsing mode. It will prevent pages you visit from being recorded in your search history, and erase cookies when you are done. But it will not hide your activity from your employer or ISP. It can be useful in some situations. Video Transcript (Click to Expand) Hi, this is Gary with […]
  • Menu Bar Basics and Tricks

    Gary Rosenzweig
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    The menu bar is the most basic part of any app’s user interface. But new Mac users may not look for commands there. More advanced users can use the Help menu to find menu items, and keyboard commands to navigate the menus without using the mouse or trackpad. Video Transcript (Click to Expand) Hi, this […]
 
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    Mac Tutorials - HD

  • 0465 - TotalSpaces2 & Screens [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Two desktop utilities in this week's show: TotalSpaces2 - Spaces are a way of organising your desktop and has been in OSX for many years. However, you may have given up on standard Spaces in Mavericks due to it's limitations and inflexibility. TotalSpaces2 could be said to be what Spaces should have been originally. TotalSpaces2 gives you back full control of managing your virtual desktops, with many useful configuration options. TotalSpaces2 finally makes desktop spaces usable! Screens - A neat solution to control and access your Mac desktops locally or remotely using both Macs and iOS…
  • 0464 - Ember & Pixa - Organise Your Images [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Two applications in this week's show - Ember and Pixa **Ember** is a beautiful application for creating and organising an image library. With iCloud (Mac App Store version only) and Dropbox syncing built in, it will sync your image library between other Macs and iOS devices. Full image annotation support as well as a unique subscription module that allows you to subscribe to the images in your favourite RSS services. **Pixa** is another image library manager with a slightly different focus. Auto tagging will sort your images by size and colour. No library sync, but Pixa has Live folders that…
  • 0463 - Launchbar 6 Update [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Launchbar has recently had a major update with the release of Launchbar V6. Primarily known as an "Application Launcher", Launchbar is actually much more complex, and much more capable than that. This episode is not a full review of Launchbar 6, but is intended to give a flavour of some of the new features, especially for Alfred users who are intrigued as to how Launchbar now differs from Alfred.
  • 0462 - Creating Documentation with Clarify 2 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Clarify 2 is the brand new version of the app designed to make producing screenshot based documentation a breeze. With built in screenshot tools and comprehensive annotation tools, making support documentation has never been easier. Whether it's to show friends, family or colleagues how to step through simple or complex processes, or even as a reminder to yourself, Clarify 2 takes away the friction of producing outstanding and easy to follow documentation.
  • 0461 - Podio - Building Collaborative Workflows - Part 2 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Following on from last week’s show, if you work with a group of people or need to collaborate on a project or task, Podio is for you! Podio is a free web based service that allows you to create Apps and Workflows to monitor and control collaborative working. Don't be put off by the terminology, it's actually more useful and less intimidating than it sounds. In this episode, I take a look at adding extra functionality to your Podio apps by adding App Workflows - a really easy way to create re-usable task lists to assign to people with a Podio “job”. I also take a look at accessing the…
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    Softpedia News - Apple

  • Google Launches Photo Sphere Camera on iOS – Video

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:23 pm
    There are plenty of apps in the App Store that will make a panorama or a 3D picture of your surroundings. Therefore, one could say Google is pretty late at this game with their app. Photo Sphere has been on Android for a while now, and it is making its way onto iPhone right now. There is no iPad version available, but it's not like there are too many people taking panorama photos with their tablet, anyway. Google is describing their new toy as an app that takes beautiful 360 degrees image... (read more)
  • Parallels Desktop 10 Makes Windows look as good as OS X Yosemite – Video

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Some users really need to use Windows on a Mac. Maybe they have special apps running on Windows, or they just want to have an easier transition from Windows to OS X and they wanna take it slow. Regardless of your reason to install Windows on a Mac, it's good to know that both Apple and 3rd party software developers make it easy to install Windows on your machine. If you do not want to boot separately, one of the best virtualization software available is Parallels. The new version 10 was j... (read more)
  • iOS 8 Shows Proof of Another Larger iPhone 6 Resolution

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    As expected, Apple is always testing new resolutions for their devices. The final, native one is set by iOS and it cannot be changed. Some new files that are part of iOS 8 Beta show the evidence: the next iPhone may have a new resolution.    According to 9to5mac, the files were discovered inside the latest Xcode 6 Software Development Kit (SDK) beta that was seeded to developers. The cited source explains how the files can be found in the iOS 8's Springboard application. The Springbo... (read more)
  • First Look at the Public Beta of Mailbox for Mac – Video, Gallery

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:05 am
    Mailbox is the way Mail.app should work on iOS and Mac. With only one problem. This is an app for email receivers, not email sorters or people using Mail for work.   When Mailbox was first released for iOS, it introduced the idea of "read later" or "deal with this later." Procrastination is one way to achieve Inbox Zero, but you still have to deal with that email later and that can get overwhelming if you have tons of emails.   Mailbox for iOS had a long waiting q... (read more)
  • MacBook Pro Surround Sound in the Works, Revealed in Apple Patent

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Every week, the US Patent and Trademark office publishes over 40 new patents for Apple. This week, the Cupertino tech giant has been granted some interesting ones. By far, the most revealing is the patent that covers a surround sound system in the MacBook Pro.    Apple wants to give their laptop users more sound quality. This patent was filed back in 2012, but it only came out yesterday. With more electronic devices becoming smaller, the sound is not as full and well-rounded as it us... (read more)
 
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  • Judge rules that Apple can’t recover $16M legal fees from Samsung in patent lawsuit, releases $2.6M bond

    Mike Beasley
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Judge Lucy Koh ruled earlier today that Apple would not be able to recover the roughly $16 million in legal fees incurred while suing Samsung for patent infringement, according to a new report. Apple would have had to prove to the court that the case was exception in order to recover the legal costs, which Koh said it had failed to do. Judge Koh rejects Apple bid for about $16 mln in legal fees from Samsung. A drop in the bucket for those attys.— Dan Levine (@FedcourtJunkie) August 21, 2014 While the patent lawsuits between these two companies still manage to make headlines every few…
  • OS X Server 3.2 developer preview, Safari 7.1 and 6.2 beta 3 now available for developers

    Mike Beasley
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Apple has released new beta builds of two coming versions of its Safari browser, versions 7.1 and 6.2. The two updates will be available for Mavericks and Mountain Lion users later this year, presumably. The update will introduce updates to the WebKit engine, including support for IndexedDB, Javascript Promies, and new CSS capabilities. The last seed for these updates was published nearly a month ago, while the first build of each was made available in early July. You can read the full seed notes below. The betas are available on Apple’s developer website. OS X Yosemite will ship with…
  • New photos claim to show 5.5-inch ‘iPhone 6L’ shell compared to smaller model

    Mike Beasley
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:46 pm
    New photos leaked online today claim to show the body of the upcoming 5.5-inch iPhone, recently dubbed the “iPhone 6L” in another leak. The parts in the images are said to have come directly from Apple’s supply chain, though that claim is obviously quite difficult to verify. The design of the body matches up with previous leaks (more photos below the break). Apple is reportedly working on two similar versions of the iPhone 6 for release this fall, likely following an announcement on September 9th. Each model will be larger than the current iPhone 5s, coming in at 4.7 and 5.5…
  • Report claims next-gen iPad Air will double RAM amount to 2GB

    Zac Hall
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    A new report from Asian site TechNews.tw claims information from the Apply supply chain points to the next generation iPad Air doubling up on RAM from 1GB to 2GB. The additional memory would benefit system performance, especially during multitasking, when more memory-intesive tasks like browsing multiple websites in Safari and using other apps requires more RAM to function smoothly. While most of the parts and component leaks out of the supply chain have centered around the next generation iPhone, which is expected to debut at an Apple event next month, the new report that the next…
  • Vine for iOS updated with new camera, packs a plethora of new capture tools

    Stephen Hall
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Vine for iOS is getting a big update today, packing a new camera that adds a feature that those who use Instagram to share video have had for quite some time: the ability to create posts using clips from your camera roll. The new camera does more than add this method of creating posts, though, and includes many new tools for editing these videos to make your posts exactly what you want them to be. The video import feature goes beyond what Instagram lets you do, with support for creating your post from more than one clip in your camera roll, and the ability to mix and match saved videos and…
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  • Calibrate & Maintain Your MacBook Battery For Best Performance

    Dann Albright
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    As your MacBook ages, your battery performance decreases — that’s just a fact of life. But if you correctly calibrate and maintain your battery, it’s possible to improve performance and put off replacing it for as long as possible. Calibrating Your MacBook Battery If you have a MacBook or a MacBook Pro, you should calibrate your lithium-ion battery once a month. According to Apple, MacBooks, MacBook Pros, and MacBook Airs released after mid-2009 are pre-calibrated and don’t require calibration. Other laptops, however, can benefit from a calibration. Batteries have…
  • How To Create A Keyboard Shortcut For Any Mac Menu Item

    Justin Pot
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Is there no keyboard shortcut for something you do regularly? That’s annoying, but here’s the good news: on your Mac you can add one easily, without the need for extra software. There’s not much you can do with your mouse that you can’t do faster with the right keyboard shortcut, but sometimes there simply isn’t one. If there’s a shortcut-less menu item you use every day, here’s how you can assign it some keystrokes and get stuff done faster. Creating A Keyboard Shortcut I’ll walk you through this simple process while creating a keyboard shortcut for that thing bloggers…
  • Remove DRM From iTunes Videos Quickly And Easily With M4VGear

    Dave LeClair
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Sometimes you need a piece of software to do one simple thing, and you need it to do it well. That’s exactly what M4VGear does. It simply takes DRM videos downloaded from iTunes and makes them DRM-free. This applies to rentals and purchases, so if you are having a problem playing any DRM content for one reason or another, M4VGear can make it DRM free without any loss in quality. Note: You are personally responsible for removing DRM from video files. MakeUseOf does not condone piracy. Why Would You Remove The DRM? Quite simply, iTunes movies cannot be played everywhere. Even...Read the…
  • A Detailed Look At The State Of Gaming On The Mac in 2014

    Matt Smith
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Apple’s operating system has always received the short end of the stick when it comes to games. There were several good reasons for this, but the switch from PowerPC to Intel a decade ago eliminated one major barrier and, as a result, Mac gaming has slowly improved over the last decade. But can players finally ditch Windows completely and use a Mac for work and play? Hardware’s Steady March Forward With the exception of the Mac Pro, which is powerful but also very expensive, nothing in the Mac lineup is specifically targeted towards extreme power users and nothing, including…
  • Some Of The Best Mac Software Comes Pre-Installed

    Mark O'Neill
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    When I got my Macbook Air back in 2012, I had great pleasure getting it out the box and exploring the Mac OS X system for the first time. Having been a Windows guy my whole computing life, it was fascinating to see what Mac OS X had to offer and to see first-hand what all the Mac fuss was about. In the two years since then, I have installed (and uninstalled) LOTS of software – it comes with the job. One thing I have found is that some of the Mac’s best software actually comes pre-installed, out of the box. While many Windows systems...Read the full article: Some Of The Best Mac…
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  • Email Address on Store Receipt Sparks Debate

    Gary Allen
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:47 pm
    A customer of the Pioneer Place (Ore.) Apple retail store who purchased some earbuds last month has set off a debate after he posted a Facebook entry claiming a store employee entered a slur in the place of his email address, and it printed on his purchase receipt. The Facebook posting generated Tweets, and eventually the attention of the Oregon Live Web site, whose stories attracted comments representing a wide range of opinions on how the slur might have been generated. Adam Catanzarite says the email address “f@g.com” appeared in the usual location under his name on his…
  • Charity Store T-Shirt Auction Raises $2,653

    Gary Allen
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:11 pm
    A former Apple retail store employee has used his famous name to spark eBay bidding on one of his old company T-shirts and his official business card, raising $2,653 for a local charity. Bidding closed this evening for the item auctioned by Sam Sung, who worked at the Pacific Centre (Vancouver) store. There were 78 official bids on the blue logo T-shirt, a white store lanyard and Sung’s business card, all autographed under glass in a dark wood frame. Bidding originally reached $80,200 over the 10-day auction, but Sung quickly noticed that many bidders had no prior history and…
  • Job Listings Reveal Future Middle East Store

    Gary Allen
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:24 am
    In a major move to bring retail stores to another significant region of the globe, Apple has posted retail job listings for the United Arab Emirates. There is no indication of exactly where the store will open in the country, but hiring schedules predict the store is already under construction and could open by February 2015. The UAE is a country of nine million residents along the Persian Gulf, and its economy and technical sophistication rank very high on a global scale. Up to 85 percent of the country’s residents are expatriates from other countries, and it hosts millions of…
  • 6 Store Employees Arrested, Inside Theft-Fraud Ring

    Gary Allen
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:53 pm
    The Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Police Department has arrested seven employees of an Apple and Best Buy store and charged them with stealing over $500,000 in merchandise by manipulating Apple’s product exchange procedures, allowing stolen and locked iPhones to be exchanged for refurbished ones. Six suspects were arrested yesterday and police have issued a warrant for the remaining suspect. Police say they were contacted by Apple’s loss prevention team, which had noticed an unusally high number of exchanges at the Galleria Mall store. During their investigation, police say they…
  • New Job Positions Clarify Apple’s Social Focus

    Gary Allen
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Several new job positions posted over the past two month are providing insights into Apple’s new focus on using social media to boost retail store interactions and sales, including a store event manager and world-wide loyalty manager. The new positions appear to supplement the position of Digital Marketing Director filled by former Nike-exec Musa Tariq last week, signaling the company’s expanded use of Twitter, Facebook and other social media to communicate with existing and potential customers. The Senior Event Manager is responsible for delivering, “an overarching brand…
 
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    The MacTrack - iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and Mac News

  • New type of educational game for toddlers

    Richard
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Prague, Czech Republic – TobiGames today is proud to announce the release of Fantasy tidy up 1.3 for iOS, a new type of puzzle based game for kids and toddlers. The goal is to clean the rooms of famous fairy-tale characters. The game teaches kids where different objects in the room belong and also new vocabulary. There are different sentences for each item in the game, one is for the situation kids places the item on the right place, multiple sentences are used if kid put the item on wrong place or when they just touch it. The game contains more than 50 unique items, each fairy-tale…
  • VIDEO: Watch Out For This Frighteningly Smart Malware That’s Infected Over 75,000 Jailbroken IPhones

    GrabPress
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    The malware protection that comes with Apple’s walled-off garden is only so good as long as you stay in that confined space, as otherwise hackers will be able to attack you with malicious programs. Specifically, jailbroken iPhones, which can install any iOS app whether it’s approved by Apple or not, are obviously susceptible to malware attacks, and a Virus Bulletin advisory notice details one such malicious program that has infected at least 75,000 iOS devices to date. Thanks for checking us out. Please take a look at the rest of our videos and articles. To stay in the loop, bookmark our…
  • Fishy Feathers on iOS is a Bird Game You Can Actually Beat

    Richard
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Toronto (ON) Canada – Lucky Mask Games Inc. today proudly announces the release of Fishy Feathers 1.0.0, its first game on iOS devices. Fishy Feathers begins chronicling Larry the Bird after the entire Earth is flooded. The only way for this little bird to survive is to move up the food chain by eating fish, picking up chips and traveling the world. Unlike the dozens of “bird” clones on the App Store, Fishy Feathers features beautiful graphics alongside its addictive, old-school appeal. Gamers will navigate through different worlds and collect a multitude of power-ups that…
  • Function Space Brings Collaborative Scientific Learning to iOS

    Richard
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    San Francisco, California – Today, Function Space, the most comprehensive social learning network for science, is announcing the launch of its iOS app. The free app grants users access to the discussion-based community from anywhere on the globe, putting the power of knowledge right in your pocket. Online learning is fragmented. Sites offer discussion, problem solving or general education through lectures and news, but never together on the same platform. Function Space, for the first time ever, is bringing together these compartmentalized facets of learning into a unified online…
  • Pirates of Bollywood Now Available on iBooks

    Richard
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Bangalore, India – Pirates of Bollywood, Dr. Kalyan’s second legal thriller is now available for order on iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Gum Road. Acclaimed a feast for thriller enthusiasts, Kalyan’s earlier work, a patent law thriller, Road Humps and Sidewalks had received great reviews. The said novel is also available on iBooks and other platforms for free download for the benefit of interested readers. Set in Bombay, the seat of Bollywood, the novel zooms in on the tussle between film producers, who use copyright as a money making machine, and pirates, who thrive on…
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  • 10 Beautiful Vintage iPad Wallpapers

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

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

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

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

    admin
    7 Jan 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Written by Ronald Lye Kickstarter is a company that utilises crowd funding to provide tools to raise funds for creative projects. It allows members to pledge a certain amount of money towards an idea in exchange for a reward or unique experience provided by the project creator. Types of endeavours funded by Kickstarter include music, film, comics, stage shows, and food-related projects. No monetary transactions are allowed, in favour of benefits like creative collaborations (backer makes an appearance in the creator’s project), creative experiences (a concert in the backyard, dinner with…
 
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    The Loop

  • Meet the hero designer who publicly shamed Showtime for asking him to work for free

    Shawn King
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:12 pm
    AdWeek: When Showtime invited Dan Cassaro to join a design “contest” he felt amounted to milking professionals for free work, he let the network—and the world—know how he felt about it. After sending an email response slathered in sarcasm (“I know that boxing matches in Las Vegas are extremely low-budget affairs”), Cassaro then posted the exchange to Twitter. Good for him! Far too many places want people to work for “exposure”. As soon as I can use exposure to pay my rent and buy food, I’ll work for it. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Seaworld’s most rewarding and traumatic job

    Shawn King
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    Outside: What follows are a series of surprising and shocking conversations in which the three talk about the rewarding and challenging sides of their jobs, from teaching a newborn orca how to eat to disposing of dead animals and witnessing dolphin mothers kill their calves. Despite the often difficult nature of the work, Horton, Payne, and Dodge were dedicated to caring for the animals. “Animal care is the one thing that SeaWorld can be proud of,” Horton says. “We were the unsung heroes.” Here are Horton, Payne, and Dodge in their own words. There are good and bad…
  • Steve Ballmer steps down from the Microsoft board

    Dave Mark
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    From Ballmer’s letter to Satya Nadella: Given my confidence and the multitude of new commitments I am taking on now, I think it would be impractical for me to continue to serve on the board, and it is best for me to move off. The fall will be hectic between teaching a new class and the start of the NBA season so my departure from the board is effective immediately. Understandable, and handled professionally. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • ∞ Apple pops the $100 barrier

    Dave Mark
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    Apple stock today popped through the $100 per share barrier for the first time since they split the stock 7-1. That makes for a pre-split price of $700 a share. An important psychological step for Apple investors.
  • ∞ Every Hitchcock cameo

    Dave Mark
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    [VIDEO] I’ve long been a fan of Alfred Hitchcock. Rear Window, North by Northwest, The 39 Steps, all great films, in my opinion. One of my favorite elements of Hitchcock’s filming was his Easter egg gift to his fans. He appeared in some form or another in every one of his movies. Usually, he was an extra in a scene with no lines. Sometimes, he was simply in a picture hanging on a wall. Here’s a multipage article laying out all of those cameos. But there’s no substitute for seeing this for yourself. Watch the video below for a nice sampling. No, these are not all of…
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • Microsoft Removes Windows 8.1 August Update For Causing Black Screen at Boot Error

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Microsoft released Windows 8.1 August Update (also called Windows 8.1 Update 2 or Windows 8.1 August 2014 Update) this month. August Update was stated to bring many new improvements and features to Windows 8.1 Update 1. Details about the new features and improvements are at the bottom of this post. But it seems all didn’t went well for some users who installed this update. After installing this update, some Windows 8.1 users complained of a Black Screen at Boot. Microsoft acknowledging the issue and withdrew all the four patches that were part of the August Update. The four patches…
  • Best Free Duplicate File Finder For Windows

    SK Mezanul Haque
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Duplicate files may seem harmless to many computer users. If only users knew that these files causes more trouble than good. They eat up hard disk space and system resources, further slowing down your computer. Before you will even know, your large 1 TB or more hard disk space gets filled up. All of these unneeded files causes chaos and increases disorganization in your computer system. Recently, I started facing this inevitable issue myself. My hard disks, (internal and external, which is more than 6 TB in total) got filled up with files. As happens to any user having tons of disk space, I…
  • Microsoft Windows 9 May Be Offered Free To Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP Users?

    SK Mezanul Haque
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    Earlier we heard the rumor about Microsoft offering Windows 9 (aka Windows Threshold) to Windows 8 users free of cost. Now another rumor is brewing about Windows 9, the successor of Windows 8.1. Rumor is, Microsoft may go as far as offering Windows 9 free upgrade to Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 users? Expected to land in spring 2015, Windows 9 is now one of the most anticipated Windows next edition. Microsoft is also expected to offer a minor update, dubbed Update 2 to all Windows 8.1 Update 1 users. According to a blog post by ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, Windows 8.1 Update 2 will be in…
  • How to Download Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Now

    SK Mezanul Haque
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    During WWDC 2014, Apple unveiled the next iteration of its Mac OS X operating system, OS X 10.10 codename OS X Yosemite. Apple also promised to release OS X Yosemite beta for everyone. Keeping its promise, Apple opened the doors of OS X Yosemite beta program. If you have a compatible Mac you can download and install OS X Yosemite Beta to test a preview of the operating system. How to get into the OS X Beta Program and download OS X Yosemite Beta now? To get into the OS X Beta Program, you need to first sign up through the official OS X Beta Program site. You will need a working Apple ID to…
  • SpeedyFox Review: Easily Boost Firefox, Chrome And More In One-Click

    SK Mezanul Haque
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    SpeedyFox is a free portable software available for both Windows and Mac OS X platforms. The developers of SpeedyFox claims to boost performance of Firefox, Chrome, third-party web browsers built on them and more. SpeedyFox eliminates fragmentation and compresses the databases to optimize applications it supports. Without much adieu, let’s see how this portable application works and if it really live up to its expectations. SpeedyFox Review Introduction In the big world of web browsers, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are the most popular browsers. They give the best web browsing…
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    OS X Daily

  • A Famous Steve Jobs Speech Is Hidden on Your Mac

    Paul Horowitz
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    Every Mac which has the Pages app for OS X installed includes a little Easter Egg that few know about; a famous Steve Jobs speech, tucked away in a little unassuming folder. Technically, it’s two different Steve Jobs speeches, the famous text from the Crazy Ones Think Different campaign, and arguably the even more famous ... Read More
  • Open a File from One App in Another Mac App with Proxy Icons

    Paul Horowitz
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    How often have you had a file open in one application on your Mac, only to need it opened in another OS X app instead? Fairly often, right? When confronted with that situation, most Mac users will do one of two things; go back to the Finder file system and re-open the file in the ... Read More
  • How to Pause Music & Podcasts on iPhone & iPod Touch Without Looking

    Paul Horowitz
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    Fiddling around with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad while driving or riding a bike is dangerous as it takes your eyes off an important task, which is why things like texting and driving are made illegal. Many of us use our iPhones and iPods in the car though for listening to podcasts and music ... Read More
  • Set a Keyboard Shortcut for “Save as PDF” in Mac OS X

    Paul Horowitz
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    Saving a file or document as a PDF is easily done from almost anywhere in Mac OS X by using the print to PDF feature, which is part of the Mac Printer service, but to trigger it you have to go to the Print menu and then specifically select to ‘print’ the file as a ... Read More
  • Get the New Beautiful Default OS X Yosemite Wallpapers

    Paul Horowitz
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
    We’ve already shared a few Yosemite themed wallpapers, but four beautiful new Yosemite wallpapers arrived along with OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 and you won’t want to miss these. You can get them now by clicking the thumbnail links below, even if you’re not running the developer preview build on your Mac. Somewhat curiously, ... Read More
 
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  • MEME – China Bans Government Purchases of Apple Products

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    Is it true, or is it not true? Do a Google search on “China Bans Apple” and be prepared to be blown away from the number of stories out there with all kinds of speculation and hysteria that somehow, tensions are rising, China is weary of foreign products infiltrating the nation without controls, and in particular that the US might be gaining too much influence. This is the government perspective, not the consumers. However, past campaigns by the government have swayed people’s opinion and perception of foreign products over time, and can materially affect sales. There is no…
  • PTT Research Analyst Matt Margolis Says Sapphire Being Stockpiled For iPhone 6

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:36 am
    There’s clear evidence that Apple is indeed intending to use sapphire for both models of the iPhone 6 (4.7 inch and 5.5 inch) based on how much a newly acquired Apple supplier is spending on production capacity. Matt Margolis, an analyst with PTT Research is convinced that not only will Apple use sapphire in place of Gorilla Glass but that it will offer it on both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models. His belief stems from a detailed look at the financials of GT Advanced Technology, the supplier Apple signed a $578 million deal with last November. SOURCE Forbes Margolis surmised that most…
  • Apple Brand Still Big with Chinese

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:03 pm
    The iPhone 6 should sell well in China, where consumers crave “awkwardly large smartphones,” according to Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White. I would add that there’s a huge segment that want Apple products. It’s not just big that they want, it’s status. Apple will announce the iPhone 6 at an event they recently announced on September 9th. Most believe it will include two different sizes, big at 4.7 inches, and phablet sized at 5.5 inches. Brian White thinks it is critical that Apple delivers both sizes this year, otherwise there will be hell to pay.
  • Apple and Samsung Hog All The Profits and then Some

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:50 pm
    I don’t really understand the math, but I think the reasoning is that since every other manufacturer is running an operating loss, then Apple and Samsung have a right to claim that as a gain…I think. Weird, new math…geez. According to Canaccord analyst Michael Walkley, who says, “Apple and Samsung once again dominated handset industry operating profits and combined to capture a remarkable 108% of Q2/14 handset industry profits as other leading OEMs such as BlackBerry, Nokia/Microsoft, and Sony posted operating losses or near breakeven results.”
  • iPhone 6 Upgrade Cycle will Eclipse All Others

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    The iPhone 6 is coming, and there’s pent up demand like no other time. According to Brian Marshall, there are 200 million people eligible to upgrade. This backlog will launch Apple to new heights.
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  • You Need MacTracker for all your Apple Gear!

    Terry White
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I remember the days when Apple used to name their Macs with very specific names. This way you knew exactly what you had. If you had a Mac LC. You knew you had an LC. If you had a IIci or IIsi, you knew what you had. Those days are long gone and to keep things “simple” Apple just names their Macs: MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini and Mac Pro. However, they introduce updates to these models all the time. Currently I have (actively in use) two MacBook Pros, a MacBook Air and a Mac mini. But which ones are they? As I get older I can’t keep in my head any more. I can’t…
  • Spritz for Browsers and ReadMe! App

    Chita Hunter
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    There’s Been A Great Update to the Text Streaming Spritz Technology This past March I blogged about a technology that I was looking forward to seeing reach the public eye. Spritz. A text streaming technology that allows you read faster. Click here to read that post: HERE That day has arrived and here’s my latest review of the updates, which consist of a new bookmarklet to add to your web browser and a new app, ReadMe!, available in the App Store for $1.99. Website: http://www.spritzinc.com Website: http://www.readmei.com  
  • Is your iPhone or iPad Backed Up?

    Terry White
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Actually I wrote a post a year ago called “Why I recommend iCloud backup to iPhone users”. Not much has changed since then. I still run into people all the time that have a mishap with their iPhone or iPad such as water damage, it gets lost or stollen or for some other reason they are forced to get a replacement device. Getting the replacement is usually as simple as heading to your local Apple Store and either getting a warranty replacement or buying a replacement. However, these same friends and relatives are shocked to find out that they lost key information from the iPhone or…
  • Amazon Is At It Again

    Phyllis Evans
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    I’m the first to admit that I spend a lot of money at Amazon. It’s my favorite source for ebooks. I know that Apple has iBooks, and most books are the same price from both sources, but try as I might, I’ve never been able to warm up to the iBooks app. Granted, the Kindle app has had a few glitches along the way, but it’s still a more pleasant reading experience for me. And yes, I also have a Kindle Paperwhite ereader. When Amazon started their Prime service, one of the incentives was to let you “borrow” one book a month from a select library. Last week they…
  • A Stand for My MacBook Pro

    Terry White
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    If the saying that “A clean desk is the sign of a sick mind” is true, then I must have the healthiest purest mind on the planet. My desk is rarely ever “clean.” When I’m working at my desk I’m working on a MacBook Pro connected to a Wacom Cintiq 24 HD display/tablet. I love this setup. Up until recently I was running my MacBook Pro “lid closed” and simply using the one big display on the Cintiq for everything. Although I knew my MacBook Pro could support multiple monitors and an extended desktop, I just never did it. That was until I spent some…
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  • New type of educational game for toddlers

    Richard
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Prague, Czech Republic – TobiGames today is proud to announce the release of Fantasy tidy up 1.3 for iOS, a new type of puzzle based game for kids and toddlers. The goal is to clean the rooms of famous fairy-tale characters. The game teaches kids where different objects in the room belong and also new vocabulary. There are different sentences for each item in the game, one is for the situation kids places the item on the right place, multiple sentences are used if kid put the item on wrong place or when they just touch it. The game contains more than 50 unique items, each fairy-tale…
  • VIDEO: Watch Out For This Frighteningly Smart Malware That’s Infected Over 75,000 Jailbroken IPhones

    GrabPress
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    The malware protection that comes with Apple’s walled-off garden is only so good as long as you stay in that confined space, as otherwise hackers will be able to attack you with malicious programs. Specifically, jailbroken iPhones, which can install any iOS app whether it’s approved by Apple or not, are obviously susceptible to malware attacks, and a Virus Bulletin advisory notice details one such malicious program that has infected at least 75,000 iOS devices to date. Thanks for checking us out. Please take a look at the rest of our videos and articles. To stay in the loop, bookmark our…
  • Fishy Feathers on iOS is a Bird Game You Can Actually Beat

    Richard
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Toronto (ON) Canada – Lucky Mask Games Inc. today proudly announces the release of Fishy Feathers 1.0.0, its first game on iOS devices. Fishy Feathers begins chronicling Larry the Bird after the entire Earth is flooded. The only way for this little bird to survive is to move up the food chain by eating fish, picking up chips and traveling the world. Unlike the dozens of “bird” clones on the App Store, Fishy Feathers features beautiful graphics alongside its addictive, old-school appeal. Gamers will navigate through different worlds and collect a multitude of power-ups that…
  • Function Space Brings Collaborative Scientific Learning to iOS

    Richard
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    San Francisco, California – Today, Function Space, the most comprehensive social learning network for science, is announcing the launch of its iOS app. The free app grants users access to the discussion-based community from anywhere on the globe, putting the power of knowledge right in your pocket. Online learning is fragmented. Sites offer discussion, problem solving or general education through lectures and news, but never together on the same platform. Function Space, for the first time ever, is bringing together these compartmentalized facets of learning into a unified online…
  • Pirates of Bollywood Now Available on iBooks

    Richard
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Bangalore, India – Pirates of Bollywood, Dr. Kalyan’s second legal thriller is now available for order on iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Gum Road. Acclaimed a feast for thriller enthusiasts, Kalyan’s earlier work, a patent law thriller, Road Humps and Sidewalks had received great reviews. The said novel is also available on iBooks and other platforms for free download for the benefit of interested readers. Set in Bombay, the seat of Bollywood, the novel zooms in on the tussle between film producers, who use copyright as a money making machine, and pirates, who thrive on…
 
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  • Samsung Revives the Spirit of 2012 with the Galaxy Alpha

    JT
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Because I’m a tech fan with a vested interest in keeping competition alive and well, about a year ago I offered Samsung some advice: start copying Apple again. Obviously Samsung are big fans of my work. At the time – and until recently – Samsung has been taking a beating by the reviewerati for a lack of…whatever the reviewerati thought Samsung had been contributing to the consumer electronics market before 2013. Disappointments included stifled yawns at the release its flagship Galaxy S shartphones and the Galaxy Gear series of wearable devices that no one knew they wanted,…
  • “Peak iPad” Is Inevitable, So Dry Your Eyes

    JT
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Apple announced its 3rd quarter earnings last night and despite posting the most aggressive earnings growth since 2012, your troll headlines center around the decline in iPad sales for the second consecutive quarter. I’m not going to say Apple wouldn’t want the 15 million unit sales every quarter, but the plateauing of the iPad is inevitable. The reasons are pretty straightforward. Smartphone : Necessity :: Tablet : Luxury For everything that’s great about iPads, they are still “tweener” devices, which is why a certain contingent of clueless tech pundits couldn’t…
  • Reaping What They Sowed: Samsung Continues Its Delicious Financial Free Fall

    JT
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I’m sure my readership is all broken up about Samsung’s latest earnings guidance, which is warning that the company’s operating profit has dropped 24% YoY to a 2 year low. Just in case you thought the anticipated $7.1 billion in operating profit was one of those “YoY anomalies”, that figure is also down 16% from the previous quarter. It appears that pundit-dubbed “innovation” combined with a budget-busting campaign of negative advertising and flagship BOGOs haven’t been enough to keep the bends from continuing to bubble up through the…
  • Google I/O 2014: Now with 42% Fewer Doorstops!

    JT
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:27 pm
    I realize this post is coming the day after Google’s 2014 I/O keynote, but I just woke up from it. I give Apple a little bit of shit for the way they trot out 26 3rd party developers during their keynotes, but Jesus Christ if Google did not just bore the shit out of people. So what did they announce? I think the most successful part of the presentation was what they didn’t announce, namely a Google-branded instant paperweight à la the Nexus Q or the Nexus 7. Then again, they did talk a lot about their current crop of shartwatches, but at least there’s a bit of distance…
  • Things That Got Lost in the Fire

    JT
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:04 pm
    The closest analogy I can come up with to describe the Amazon Fire Phone presentation is that it was like watching someone stroke a guitar perfectly tuned on 5 out of 6 strings. There was the inclusion of the genuinely-useful Mayday feature into the phone – and then there was the bizarre backstory behind the 4 camera head-tracking feature – complete with a video appearance by a creepy mannequin head. There was Firefly, which made 100 million objects identifiable by the phone - and then there was the $300 starting price. I was alternating between nodding for 10 minutes and…
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  • SOAPBOX: The Failure of War

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

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

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

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

    Jeremy Holt
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you’ve ever filled your iPhone to capacity, you may have suddenly noticed a gray section of stored data titled “Other” in iTunes. What could this mysterious data be? Well, there could be a couple things that could be contributing to it, but the most likely culprits are your apps. More specifically, one culprit: iMessage. You’re probably not aware of this, but every time you send or receive a file within an iMessage — whether it’s photos or various documents — your iPhone stores that data. If you are like millions of other users who enjoy sending…
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  • Travelpro introduces National Geographic Explorer Cape Town, Leather brief Collections

    dsellers
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:37 am
    Travelpro (www.travelpro.com), the inventor of Rollaboard luggage, has partnered with National Geographic, one of the world's largest scientific and educational nonprofit organizations, to introduce the new National Geographic Explorer Cape Town and Leather Brief Collections. read more
  • Parallels announces Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac with OS X Yosemite integration

    dsellers
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    Parallels has launched Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac (www.parallels.com/upgradepd10) and Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Enterprise Edition, upgrades of the software for running Windows applications on Macs. read more
  • Preschool University updates Partners in Rhyme for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:47 am
    Preschool University (http://preschoolu.com) has launched Partners in Rhyme 1.4 for Mac OS X. It's an update of the app designed to help build strong phonemic awareness skills and develop foundational reading skills. Four learning games offer different fun ways to practice and learn rhyming for young children. Partners in Rhyme requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. It's free and available at the Mac App Store in the Education category.
  • Kool Tools: Xventure Golf accessories

    dsellers
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:11 am
    Bracketron’s new Xventure Golf (http://tinyurl.com/md49d58) gear aims to complement your favorite golf tech and swing analyzers to enhance your game. These new products, including the Click-iT remote, 360Vu for smartphones and Swing N Click Kit, let you mount your mobile device and view your golf footage immediately, so you can stay on top of your progress in real-time. read more
  • PopChar X for Mac OS now supports version 7.0 of the Unicode standard

    dsellers
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:09 am
    Ergonis Software has announced PopChar X 6.6, an update to their tool for exploring fonts as well as finding and inserting special characters. The upgrade supports the version 7.0 of the Unicode standard. With the tool, you pop up the PopChar window, click the desired character, and the character appears in your current document right away. Version 6.5 introduces a new custom insertion technique, which leads to faster character insertion for many applications, and more. read more
 
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  • Apple Rumored to Bump 'iPad Air 2' Up to 2GB of RAM

    Leif Johnson
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Rumors about the iPhone 6 have flowed like water over the last couple of weeks, but we've heard comparatively little about the so-called "iPad Air 2." That changed today with a report from Taiwan's TechNews.tw (via iPhoneInCanada), which states that the upcoming tablet will get a memory boost to 2GB, up from the current 1GB.Expecting the same kind of boost for the iPad mini with Retina display? It's not happening. According to the report, the next iteration of the diminutive unit will still only support 1GB of RAM. Cult of Mac suggests that the memory boost for the iPad Air 2 might allow for…
  • NFL Now Brings Premium Football Content to Apple TV

    Leif Johnson
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Football season just got a lot more interesting for Apple TV owners. Today the Cupertino company added NFL Now to the device's ever-expanding lineup of channels, which means that fans of American football now have access to a gold mine of on-demand video content associated with the popular sport.And just in time, too. Football season starts on September 4, and the new channel should allow easy access to game highlights, press conferences, and over 400 hours of footage from classic games. The channel also streams episodes from popular NFL series such as "Hard Knocks and "A Football…
  • The 25 Best iOS Games

    MacLife Staff
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:14 pm
  • Deals: Become a App Developer with the Mammoth Xcode & Swift Developer Bundle

    MacLife Staff
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]As we approach the launch of iOS 8, it's time to think about all the exciting apps that are going to come out. Specifically, it's time to think about all the exciting apps that you can make. Get in on the ground floor of the latest iOS update and learn how to make apps with the Mammoth Xcode and Swfit Developer Bundle. It's on sale in our latest Deal.If you're looking to learn how to use Xcode and Swfit, look no further. These in-depth classes are full of information that will take you from beginner to expert in no time. With…
  • Deals: Stay Safe Online VPN Unlimited, Available for 70% Off the Retail Price

    MacLife Staff
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.] Staying safe online has never been more important. If you don't take the steps to protect yourself, you're putting yourself at risk to lose all of your valuable data and personal information. You can feel safe while browsing online when connected to VPN Unlimited. The 3-year Premium plan is on sale right now in our Deals tab. With the rash of compromised security systems and stolen user information that continues to happen online, you have every right to worry about the safety of your information. But you won't have…
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  • Pay TV Prices Rising as Roku Bundles Up, Slims Down

    the rocr
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    Never the twain shall meet. A recent survey shows pay TV prices are rising at twice the rate of inflation. Meanwhile, set top box maker Roku is integrating its over-the-top functionality into flat panel TVs, helping reduce cost. The IB Times, ... The post Pay TV Prices Rising as Roku Bundles Up, Slims Down appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Final Cut Pro 10.1.3, Motion 5.1.2, Compressor 4.1.3 Updates Bring Fixes

    the rocr
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor updates that all address, among other things, issues that affect the reliability of Blu-ray Disc creation. As these things go, a trio of workaday update if there ever were. Can we forgive Apple its ... The post Final Cut Pro 10.1.3, Motion 5.1.2, Compressor 4.1.3 Updates Bring Fixes appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • OS X 10.9.5 13F18 Pushed to Devs, AppleSeed Testers

    the rocr
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:20 pm
    For the second time in as many weeks, Apple has seeded a fresh Mavericks update beta, OS X 10.9.5 13F18, to developers. However, the company also pushed this prerelease build to AppleSeed testers (aka rank and file users), which is ... The post OS X 10.9.5 13F18 Pushed to Devs, AppleSeed Testers appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • OS X Yosemite Beta 6 Seeded to Devs

    the rocr
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    Right on schedule and right on the mark, or close enough for a developer seed. OS X Yosemite Beta 6 (aka build 14A3429f, Developer Preview 6, DP6) is available to devs Software Update and, though no major new features have ... The post OS X Yosemite Beta 6 Seeded to Devs appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Download Apple’s Five New Yosemite Wallpapers

    the rocr
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Today, Apple pushed OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 (aka build 14A3429f, Beta 6) which, among other things, brings five new Yosemite wallpapers installed inside the default OS X Desktop Picture folder. Not a big deal, but a very nice ... The post Download Apple’s Five New Yosemite Wallpapers appeared first on FairerPlatform.
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  • Aerial photos of Apple Campus 2 (update # 5)

    Serhat Kurt
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    This is our fifth update on the progress of Apple’s new campus. We took these photos yesterday. The aerial photos show quite a lot of construction activity is already underway. Our previous updates: Latest aerial photos reveal rapid progress at Apple Campus 2 construction site - June 24, 2014 Aerial photos of Apple Campus 2 (update # 3) […] The post Aerial photos of Apple Campus 2 (update # 5) appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple plans to open second store in Turkey (confirmed)

    Serhat Kurt
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:59 am
    Turkish Trade Registry announced that Apple applied to the Department of Istanbul Trade Registry for permission to open its second store in Istanbul, Turkey. Apple’s request was approved. The documents reveal that Apple is preparing to open a second store in a shopping mall called Akasya. Istanbul, located on both sides of the Bosphorus – […] The post Apple plans to open second store in Turkey (confirmed) appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Latest aerial photos reveal rapid progress at Apple Campus 2 construction site

    Serhat Kurt
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:20 am
    Construction at Apple’s new ‘spaceship’ campus is progressing rapidly, as our latest aerial photos show. Previously we have taken aerial photos of the campus in March, April and May. Our photos previously showed that all buildings had been demolished, and the land had been cleared. Our last photos that we took in May showed that […] The post Latest aerial photos reveal rapid progress at Apple Campus 2 construction site appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple and the FDA have discussed FDA regulations regarding possible new mobile products, sensors and a glucometer

    Serhat Kurt
    9 Jun 2014 | 11:24 am
    As reported before, Apple executives and FDA officials have met a few times in the past. The most recent meeting was in December, 2013. This last meeting excited many as they had speculated that the discussion may have been about iWatch. We were extremely curious to find out what exactly happened in this last meeting. […] The post Apple and the FDA have discussed FDA regulations regarding possible new mobile products, sensors and a glucometer appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • A few privileged in North Korea can now use Google Maps

    Serhat Kurt
    29 May 2014 | 12:32 pm
    North Korea is a dictatorship. It is highly centralized and the most closed society to the outside world.  Even though the majority of North Koreans do not drive or have access to the Internet and they do not own smart phones or other electronic devices, the elite minority who have access to those luxuries (cars, […] The post A few privileged in North Korea can now use Google Maps appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
 
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  • 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.
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  • Apple’s Reversible USB Cable Revealed

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    Apple is on its way with a reversible USB cable for its anticipated iPhone 6 and according to a video leaked by known Apple leaker Sonny Dickson, who has made a name for himself earlier by leaking... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Is There Actually A Need For An Airplane Mode And What Does It Really Do?

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    If you want to know the function of the Airplane mode, then it is used to disable the device’s Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and cellular radio in short the functions related to the wireless transmissions.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s iPhone 6 Improved LTE Networking

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    Announced originally in 2012 and feature support for speed up to 150 MBPS with improved LTE networking, the Category 4 chip would be an improved version over the Qualcomm MDM9615 chip which is found... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s Upcoming iPhone 6 with Sapphire Screens

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    It was reported by The Wall Street Journal recently, that the first sapphire screens for the upcoming iPhone 6 and the iWatch are likely to be expected this month from a Mesa, Arizona factory which... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple comes forth with innovative Force Sensor Mouse!

    17 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am
    With an Apple patent filing that was uncovered on last Thursday, it displays the latest and new kind of advanced mouse, which employs sensors that can measure the location plus the level of force... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • USB Type-C

    FriendsofMac
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
    There’s a new kid in town that could be just the cell phone cord solution we’ve been waiting for. It’s called USB Type-C. USB Type-C cables have several technical advantages over the current USB cables: Size: They are smaller than Micro-USB connectors Speed: 3x as fast (10Gbps) Power: 100 watt output That’s not even the best news. The new plug features matching rows of contacts on the top and bottom, much like Apple’s proprietary Lightning cables, meaning you can plug them into your device either direction (no more annoying flipping the cable over). Europe has…
  • Dont Freak Out About the Facebook Messenger App | Mashable

    FriendsofMac
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:31 pm
    You might hate being forced to use Facebook Messenger — but that doesn’t mean the app is invading your privacy or part of some vast conspiracy to track all of your actions. In the days since Facebook started requiring iPhone and Android users to download the stand-alone Facebook Messenger app to continue chatting with friends and family members, the backlash has been swift. As Facebook is well aware, its users do not like change (see News Feed, Beacon ads, Timeline, OpenGraph, the Instagram terms of service changes, and every design change in the company’s 10-year…
  • iPhone 6 ‘Leaked Photos’ Boxed and Ready for Sale| The Independent

    FriendsofMac
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:36 am
    The images, which cannot be independently verified, are certainly more convincing than some leaks we’ve seen in recent weeks. There’s not too long to go now until the anticipated iPhone 6 launch date of 9 September, and it is thought the device could then hit the shelves by 19 September. These latest images show the phone and its packaging, apparently as it will come when it is ready for retail. The appearance of both phone and box are not far removed from what we’ve seen with previous iPhones – but with the expected larger 4.7” or 5.5” screen. The images were provided to the…
  • Friends of Mac Episode 6 is Available for You

    FriendsofMac
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    Friends of Mac Episode 4 is now available for download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-of-mac/id891972073?mt=2 (or) http://friendsofmac.podomatic.com/entry/2014-08-09T07_59_11-07_00
  • Apple to Hold iPhone Event on September 9 | Mac Rumors

    FriendsofMac
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Apple will launch its next-generation iPhone 6 at an event on Tuesday, September 9, reports Re/code. The company has reportedly scheduled a big media event for that date and in the past, September has been a month reserved for the introduction of new iPhones. Following the September 9 introduction, the iPhone 6 will likely be available to customers on a corresponding Friday roughly a week and a half later, possibly September 19. 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models compared to iPhone 5sApple has scheduled a big media event for Tuesday, Sept. 9 — a date to which Apple numerologists will strain…
 
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  • 5 Home Improvement Apps You Must Know About

    Michael Wilson
    2 Aug 2014 | 1:45 am
    They say that technology is designed to make our lives easier. Today, we have applications for basically all the things that we do, even home remodeling! If you are currently tackling a home improvement project, here are some apps that […]
  • Top 10 Apps with Best Graphic Designs

    Milana Rose
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:16 am
    With a lot of apps being released these days, designers should really generate apps that are prominent. Mobile applications are even changing the manner people design anything these days. Graphic designers of mobile apps are moving forward to higher resolution […]
  • Top 5 Apps For Balloon Rides Enthusiasts

    Michael Wilson
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    Soaring high above the sky and experiencing the wonders of the world has never been at its best, thanks to the thrill and magnificence only hot air balloon rides offer. Not only that, hot air balloon enthusiasts have another reason […]
  • KiSSFLOW: Dont Go by Name – its a BPM Beast!

    Chris Warren
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:48 am
    KiSSFLOW can be considered to be a new approach in the world of business process owners, as it is the first workflow product built especially for Google Apps. By using this ingenious software you will be able to overcome the […]
  • Make a Stunning Book eCover by Your Own

    Milana Rose
    27 Jun 2014 | 1:21 am
    You just finished your book. It is fabulous and you simple know that. You have already imagined a reader’s stampede to a bookshop or tons of downloads of its e book version. You the man. The Writer. However, it seems […]
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  • 10 Best iPad Air Cases That Matches Your Type

    Anup Kayastha
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:03 am
    Apple’s official iPad Air cases Just the day after all-new iPad Air release, case makers are already making iPad Air cases available to purchase in 2014. The new iPad Air is features improved processing power, improved hardware and is as light as one pound. There’s already dozens of cases for iPad Air in the market, it’s quite hard to find the case that has all the features you want. So, we decided to list the best iPad Air cases that are loved by the users most. Have an iPhone 5? Here’s 50 cool iPhone 5 cases. In addition to Apple Smart Cover for iPad Air (costs $79),…
  • 10 Best iPad Mini Cases That You’ll Love to Use

    Anup Kayastha
    10 Aug 2014 | 2:57 am
    There are lots of cases for iPad Mini in the market to choose from. It could be difficult to choose the right case for your iPad Mini. So, we decided to round-up the top-selling and most used iPad Mini cases of 2014. We’ve also rounded up best cases for iPad Air and some cool cases for iPhone 5. Without having you to consume hours to search the best case for your iPad Mini, here are 10 best iPad Mini cases that have various features in each case. 10 best iPad Mini cases Snugg’s leather iPad Mini case Snugg iPad Mini Case Snugg’s leather case for iPad Mini is made of PU…
  • A Look at the new iOS8 and Expected Features in iPhones & iPads

    Anup Kayastha
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:46 am
    At the recently held Apple Worldwide Developer conference (WWDC), it was all about Apple’s new operating system. iOS 8, the latest version of the mobile OS, was revealed, explored and explained by Apple. However, there was nothing on the upcoming iPhones and iPads. Meanwhile, studying the release of iOS 8 can hint what can be expected from the next generation of iPhones and iPads. The secrecy with Apple products is known to all and the features of upcoming iPads and iPhones can only be predicted and not forecasted. In fact, Apple might have intended to hint at some of the features of future…
  • Apple iWatch Will Have 10+ Health And Fitness Sensors And Will Come In Different Sizes

    Qasim Zaib
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    According to a report published on the Wall Street Journal, Apple iWatch will contain over 10 health and fitness sensors and will also come in different sizes. iWatch is expected this fall. The iWatch is mainly focused on health and is expected to work with Apple’s upcoming Health application. Apple hired several noted professionals from the health industry to work on that app. “Apple aims to address an overarching criticism of existing smart watches that they fail to provide functions significantly different from that of a smartphone,” reporters Eva Dou and Lorraine Luk…
  • Adobe Launches Lightroom For iPhone; Photoshop Mix For iPad; Sketch, Line, Ink and Slide for iOS Devices

    Qasim Zaib
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:33 am
    Adobe on Wednesday launches Lightroom for iPhone, Photoshop Mix for iPad, Sketch, Line, Ink and Slide for all iOS devices along with the specialized stylus pen and ruler set for the iPad. This comes after the latest update to Adobe’s Creative Cloud that brought 14 new versions of CC desktop apps. Creative Cloud has over 2.3 million active subscribers and is one of the most successful media creation suites. “Our shift to Creative Cloud has given us a broad canvas on which to innovate like never before,” said Adobe’s senior vice president of digital media David Wadhwani.
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