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  • Apple to Unveil Wearable Device on September 9 Alongside iPhone 6

    MacBlogz
    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Apple has plans to unveil its upcoming wearable device in September, alongside the iPhone 6, reports Re/code. The site previously suggested Apple had planned to debut the device during an October event, but now says that plans have changed. Remember back in June when I said Apple hoped to schedule a special event in October to show off a new wearable device? Remember how I also said this: "Could things change between now and fall? That's certainly possible." Turns out that was a prescient hedge, because things have changed. Apple now plans to unveil a new wearable alongside the two…
  • What Is a Card?

    MacStories
    Federico Viticci
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Khoi Vinh has a great introduction to software cards for presentation and rich content: Even as the notion of cards as the next big software interaction paradigm continues to gain momentum, it hasn’t gotten much easier to explain to the uninitiated what, exactly, a card is. When asked this question, I find it hard not to ramble on at great length, and even harder to avoid using technical jargon, which usually produces diminishing returns in conversations with “normal people.” Make sure to check out his Pinterest board for screenshots of card UIs and see what they actually…
  • Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.4

    TidBITS
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    Small maintenance release alleviates frustrations for Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. (Free update, 113 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.
  • Apple Fires An Engineer For Leaking These iPhone 6 Pictures | Wonderfulengineering

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    FriendsofMac
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    By The Engineer – August, 22nd 2014 Apple is all set for the launch of its new iPhone 6 scheduled for 9th September with two variants; one coming with a screen size of 4.7” and the other with a screen size of 5.5”. Some new images have surfaced showing how the iPhone 6 will look like. According to some sources, Apple has fired the engineer who is believed to have leaked the pictures.  The name and identity of the engineer remains confidential due legal issues. We have been following up on news about iPhone 6 and, therefore, we had to show you new pictures of iPhone 6’s 4.7”…
  • Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X

    MacOSXHints.com
    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…
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    MacNN

  • California court denies Apple injunction against Samsung products

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    The US District Court for the Northern District of California has denied Apple a permanent injunction against Samsung products accused of violating three of its patents. Although the court and a jury found that Samsung did indeed infringe Apple IP -- including an infamous "slide to unlock" patent -- the judge in the case, Lucy Koh, explains that Apple couldn't show that an injunction was warranted. She rejects, for instance, an Apple assertion that claimed reputational harm didn't require showing a "causal nexus" stemming from patent infringement. "Even if harm will be done to Apple's…
  • Fifth OS X 10.9.5 beta goes out to developers

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:20 pm
    A little over a week after the last one, Apple has issued a new beta of OS X 10.9.5 to developers. The code is identified as build 13F24. Areas of testing focus remain unchanged, and include Safari, graphics, Thunderbolt support, and USB/USB smart cards....
  • T-Mobile adds six music streaming services to Music Freedom program

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    T-Mobile is expanding its Music Freedom program, almost doubling the number of music streaming services which can be used by subscribers without touching their LTE allowance. The seven existing music services, including iTunes Radio, Pandora, and Spotify, have been joined by another six, just two months after the carrier launched the initiative....
  • iWatch announcement due in September, not October, report says

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Apple is planning to announce the iWatch at its September 9th iPhone event, rather than in October as was originally anticipated, says Re/code's John Paczkowski. It's not clear whether Apple accelerated its schedule or if October was just a loose target. In any case, the watch is expected to exploit not just HealthKit -- Apple's health and fitness tracking platform -- but HomeKit, designed to hegemonize home automation technology....
  • Apple on Campus program no longer available in Belgium, Switzerland

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    The Apple on Campus program -- which lets students buy discounted Macs and accessories through their school -- has been halted in Belgium and Switzerland, according to Apple officials. "Yes, Apple on Campus was stopped. However, the Apple Education Store discounts are obviously still valid," says a spokesperson for Apple Switzerland. Those prices are not as cheap as those that were available through Apple on Campus, however. One exception to the discontinuations is a program in Switzerland known as Neptune....
 
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    Office Blogs

  • Search for sensitive content in SharePoint and OneDrive documents

    SharePoint Team
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Wesley Holley is a program manager on the Office 365 team and Shobhit Sahay is the technical product manager on the Office 365 team. Responsible organizations today use a variety of controls and policies to keep their data safe and secure. These controls become even more crucial if the data involved is sensitive information, which can range from industry-wide data (such as credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, or customer information) to proprietary information (such as patents or confidential documents). Protecting this sensitive data is important because it enables organizations to…
  • Operation Smile: Nonprofit changes lives with help from Office 365

    Office 365 Team
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Operation Smile provides free surgeries to correct facial deformities for thousands of children every year. The nonprofit organization wanted to expand the reach of its work, but it needed better technology tools to support growth. The organization adopted Microsoft Office 365 to remove technological barriers and streamline collaboration. Operation Smile can now put the pieces in place to significantly increase its number of surgeries each year and make a difference in the lives of even more children. For more on Office 365 at Operation Smile see the case study. The post Operation Smile:…
  • Operation Smile consolidates on OneDrive for Business

    Office 365 Team
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    “OneDrive for Business has allowed us to consolidate all sorts of products, like Box and Dropbox, and aggregate all our content into one easy, consistent location. There’s plenty of space, and we can control it.” —Frank Byrum, Chief Technology Officer at Operation Smile For more on Office 365 at Operation Smile see the case study. The post Operation Smile consolidates on OneDrive for Business appeared first on Office Blogs.
  • Visio webcasts are back! Register now for Visio Organizational Diagramming

    Visio Team
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Join us Tuesday, September 2nd, at 9:30 a.m. PT/12:30 p.m. ET to kick off the new Visio webcast series with a session all about organizational diagramming. This highly customizable session contains tools and techniques that can dramatically increase the understanding, efficiency, and productivity of Visio users, turning Visio generalists into true Visio power users. In this session, you will learn about the following critical features and common tasks: Understanding the OrgChart template OrgChart versus OrgChart wizard Manually creating an OrgChart Re-layout nodes Team frame Dotted-line…
  • Lync Mobile update–Gallery View on iPad and participant management on both iPad and iPhone

    Lync Team
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Barak Manor, product manager for Lync Mobile The Lync Mobile team continues to make the key investments that create value for meetings on the go. This update introduces the Gallery View for the iPad, Lobby Control and promote/demote participants for both iPad and iPhone. Gallery View Today we’re pleased to share that now we bring you not only one, but four video streams in a Lync Meeting on the iPad. Lync automatically detects and shows the video streams of the most active speakers in the meeting. With the new Gallery View on the iPad, and the four live video streams, you can now feel…
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    TidBITS

  • Dropbox Drops Pro Price, Adds Pro Features

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    To compete with pricing from Google Drive and OneDrive, Dropbox is now offering a single 1 TB tier of Dropbox Pro for $9.99 per month. More interesting for those who don’t need any more space are Dropbox Pro’s new features, including view-only permissions for shared folders, password protection and expiration dates for shared links, and remote wipe of Dropbox folders on lost devices. 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…
  • Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.4

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    Small maintenance release alleviates frustrations for Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. (Free update, 113 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.
  • BBEdit 10.5.12 and TextWrangler 4.5.10

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Updated code signing to ensure compatibility with OS X Yosemite. ($49.99/free new, free updates, 12.5/9.4 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
  • External Link: Marco Arment’s Mega Review of Portable, Closed Headphones

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Overcast developer Marco Arment is on a quest to find the perfect pair of headphones, and he has acquired and reviewed 19 pairs of portable, closed headphones to find the best in that category. Surprisingly, the often-derided Beats Studio, which Arment credits for popularizing high-end headphones, wasn’t the worst of the lot. The winner in both sound quality and comfort might surprise you, as it was one of the least expensive models he tested. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • LaunchBar 6.1

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    Adds new Staging superpower, which enables you to create multiple selections and initiate them at once. ($29 new, free update, 10.0 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
 
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    RoughlyDrafted Magazine

  • Radio: Samsung, Xiaomi, Google & Microsoft all trying to be Apple

    danieleran
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Samsung, Xiaomi (the Chinese Samsung) Microsoft and of course Google’s Android along with segments featuring Macworld’s Kirk McElhearn and Ben Williams of AdBlock Plus. You can tune into the live broadcast stream Saturday night from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM to […]
  • Radio: Apple & Google Android patent lawsuits, Microsoft Surface Pro 3

    danieleran
    24 May 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the iPhone patent wars, Microsoft Surface and of course Google’s Android along with segments featuring Dorothy Pomerantz of Forbes and USA Today’s Rob Pegoraro. You can tune into the live broadcast stream Saturday night from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM to […]
  • Radio: Google’s sneaky cookies, LG Smart TV spying & digital privacy

    danieleran
    24 Nov 2013 | 10:56 am
    Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the Google’s fine for bypassing Safari privacy settings, LG’s Smart TVs that watch you, and other aspects of digital privacy, along with segments featuring Dann Berg. NOW PLAYING! November 23, 2013 — Daniel Eran Dilger and Dann Berg You can tune into the […]
  • Radio: Apple iPhone 5c & 5s, Touch ID

    danieleran
    15 Sep 2013 | 3:08 pm
    Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the new iPhones, iOS 7, Microsoft Windows Phone and of course Google’s Android along with segments featuring Leith Speights of Insider Software and USA Today’s Rob Pegoraro. Warning: I get a little cranky. NOW PLAYING! September 14, 2014 — Daniel Eran Dilger, Leith […]
  • Radio: iOS 7, Samsung, Android & Strategy Analytics

    danieleran
    3 Aug 2013 | 11:09 pm
    Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about iOS 7, Samsung, Android & Strategy Analytics and of course Google’s Android along with segments featuring Jim Dalrymple of the Loop and Stephen Baker of NPD Group. NOW PLAYING! — August 3, 2013 — Daniel Eran Dilger, Jim Dalrymple, and Stephen Baker You […]
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    TUAW

  • Civilization: Beyond Earth for Mac has been postponed indefinitely

    John-Michael Bond
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    When Sid Meiser's Civilization: Beyond Earth was announced in April, Apple users rejoiced in the news that the game would be hitting Macs and PCs at the same time. Now with the game's release coming up on October 24, it appears that promise is a...
  • A nostalgic look at the Macintosh Portable, Apple's first laptop

    John-Michael Bond
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The Macintosh Portable, Apple's first laptop and the first consumer laptop to travel into space, was released in 1989. Groundbreaking in its day, the laptop was still a bulky travel companion, roughly the size of the phone book at four inches at its...
  • iOS users are the biggest porn hounds

    Mike Wehner
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Which smartphone users partake in mobile pornography the most? According to Pornhub's data, the majority of the site's smartphone traffic comes from Android users, who make up just over 48%. iOS, trails behind with a little over 40%, while the...
  • TimeTrack Free tracks time and handles invoices

    Andy J. Williams Affleck
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    TimeTrack Free is a full-featured time tracker and invoicing system for iOS. It packs a lot of power into a clean, clear user interface. As a freelancer myself, I am always on the hunt for a way to track my time spent for my clients. So, it was with...
  • The Apple robot

    Mike Wehner
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    If your old Mac is too busted, too slow, or too ancient to be repurposed or sold, what can you do with it? Turn it into a goofy robot, apparently. The Harman Kardon Soundsticks subwoofer as a head is a beautiful touch, I must say. [Photo credit:...
 
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    MacRumors

  • Apple to Unveil Wearable Device on September 9 Alongside iPhone 6

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Apple has plans to unveil its upcoming wearable device in September, alongside the iPhone 6, reports Re/code. The site previously suggested Apple had planned to debut the device during an October event, but now says that plans have changed. Remember back in June when I said Apple hoped to schedule a special event in October to show off a new wearable device? Remember how I also said this: "Could things change between now and fall? That's certainly possible." Turns out that was a prescient hedge, because things have changed. Apple now plans to unveil a new wearable alongside the two…
  • More Evidence of NFC Support for Both iPhone 6 Models

    Eric Slivka
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    Last week, Chinese repair firm GeekBar shared a claimed schematic for the iPhone 6 showing what was claimed to be the pinning diagram for the device's rumored near field communications (NFC) chip. The part addressed on the schematic, PN65V, was thought to be a version of NXP's PN65 NFC package currently used in several Android devices. The leak is one of several schematics shared by GeekBar over the past week and a half, and while some of the components have been misidentified, it is looking increasingly likely that the schematics themselves are legitimate. Seen in that light, it is worth…
  • Apple to Reportedly Launch Thinner MacBook by End of 2015

    Richard Padilla
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:42 am
    Apple will launch a thinner MacBook near the end of this year or sometime next year, according to a new report from Digitimes. Citing supply chain sources in Taiwan, the report notes that component production has already begun in small volumes. Apple will also reportedly cease production of the 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro by the end of 2014. A report last month claimed that Intel's continued delays of its Broadwell chip may cause Apple to push back the release of its 12-inch MacBook until late this 2014 or early 2015. The 12-inch MacBook is said to include a Retina display and may either…
  • Hands On With QuickBoard, a Quick Text Insertion Keyboard Coming to iOS 8

    Juli Clover
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    When iOS 8 is released to the public in the fall, iOS users will be able to take advantage of several new operating system features, including system wide third-party keyboards, which will bring fresh functionality to the default iOS keyboard. Third-party keyboards are available on Android devices and have been long-desired on iOS, so several popular keyboard developers announced plans to bring their software to iOS shortly after third-party keyboard integration was announced at WWDC. After iOS 8 launches, we'll be seeing new keyboards from well-known developers like Fleksy, Swype, SwiftKey,…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: Drop in iPad Sales Just a 'Speed Bump'

    Juli Clover
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Just before news of Apple's upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Pro was reported by Bloomberg, Re/Code's Walt Mossberg shared a snippet of an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook commenting on the recent state of the tablet market, which has been on the decline. According to Cook, the dip in iPad sales over the past two quarters is just a "speed bump" for Apple.In a brief interview about tablets I had this week with Apple CEO Tim Cook, he said, "We couldn't be happier with how we've done with the first four years of the iPad," and added that, "I'd call what's going on recently a speed bump, and I've seen…
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    Macworld

  • Report: Apple wearable on track for September debut

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    The big reveal for Apple’s first wearable device may be just a couple weeks away, according to one reporter with a strong track record for Apple product timing.Quoting no one in particular—not even unnamed sources—John Paczkowski at Re/code reports that Apple will announce the wearable on September 9, reportedly the same day that it’ll announce two new iPhones. Paczkowski previously claimed that Apple would reveal the device in October, but had warned that the company’s plans could change. In this case, it appears Apple has moved the reveal date forward. To read this article in…
  • Gear We Love: Rickshaw Commuter line takes the mess out of messenger bags

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    There’s a lot of gear out there for your Apple devices, but how do you know which are worth your time and what’s not worth your money? In our Gear We Love column, Macworld’s editors tell you about the products we’re personally using—and loving.As a general rule, I’m not a big fan of messenger-style bags—I’m a backpack guy. Besides preferring the ergonomics of a good backpack, I find that many a messenger bag is too floppy (that’s a technical term, folks), which makes it a hassle to access the bag’s contents, and the bag falls over when you set it down. Some leather…
  • The Week in IOS Accessories: Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Rock and Roll, Hoochie KooThis week's roundup of new gear for your iOS devices includes new ways to play both guitar and drums, as well as the usual array of cables, chargers, and more.BiteMyAppleYou know the tilt-shift effect on Instagram? The $70 Lensbaby lens for iPhone creates kind of an extreme version of that effect, letting you create dreamy pictures with a single point of focus, and surreal twisted lightscapes surrounding that point.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • You won't believe what we talk about on this week's podcast!!!

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Things have been a little quiet in Cupertino in the last week but that doesn’t mean the technology world has stopped spinning. In this week’s podcast we address issues including iPhone 5 battery replacements, John Gruber’s number crunching, Facebook as arbiter of worthy headlines, why Microsoft’s Surface 2 may be under water, and what TiVo is doing for cable cutters.Show notes Apple launches free iPhone 5 battery replacement program for defective units Conjecture Regarding Larger iPhone Displays (Daring Fireball) You’ll never believe how Facebook plans to fight click-bait Microsoft…
  • How to free up space on a packed hard drive

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Reader Donna Vincent has a lot of files and little remaining storage space. She writes: I’ve been a Mac user for a long time and am accustomed to having space for a lot of files. That’s changed now that my MacBook Air uses an SSD drive. I find that I’m running low on storage but don’t have a plan on how to free up space. Any advice? There are tried and true means for going about this. These techniques should help.Seek out large files In the old days the Finder didn’t allow you to search for files by size. Recent versions of the Mac OS make this possible. In the Finder just press…
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    MacTech News

  • Maintain serves up Cocktail 7.1 (Mavericks Edition)

    dsellers
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    Maintain (http://maintain.se/cocktail) has served up Cocktail 7.1 (Mavericks Edition). This version is a maintenance upgrade. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Mac. Its features are arranged into five categories designed to help you manage various aspects of your computer, including Disk, System, Files, Network and the OS X Interface. Cocktail (Mavericks Edition) requires OS X Mavericks to run. It costs US$19. A demo is available for download.
  • LaCie ships new Thunderbolt 2 storage solution

    dsellers
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    LaCie (www.lacie.com) is shipping the LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 in a 48TB capacity. The company says it's the "fastest, highest–capacity" Thunderbolt 2 storage solution on the market with speeds of up to 1330 MB/s and eight Seagate 6 TB 7200 RPM professional hard disks. Built with 4K video workflows in mind, it delivers enough bandwidth to support 10–bit, 4K footage. Videographers can work directly from RAW files in Apple Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere, get maximum quality from footage and see edits in real time. read more
  • G5's The Cursed Ship, Collector's Edition comes to the Mac

    dsellers
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    G5's The Cursed Ship, Collector's Edition (http://tinyurl.com/nu2s5pp) is now available for the Mac. It's being offered for US$4.99 through Aug. 29; the normal price is $6.99. Here's how the game is described: "The Ondine, the biggest and most luxurious cruise ship ever built, departed on her maiden voyage long ago. But her enormous pools, ornate casinos and grand ballroom were never seen again. Now the Trident Corporation has sent you to locate the ship and rescue its remains. During this dangerous mission, you lose all forms of contact and collide with the Ondine. read more
  • Brawlerz : Nitro for Mac and PC is now on Steam Greenlight

    dsellers
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    Bail! Enemy Jet and Rum Theory has announced their new Steam Greenlight project for Brawlers : Nitro. It's compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux systems. Here's how Brawlers : Nitro is described: "The game offers fast paced retro arcade style gameplay, RPG elements and multiplayer all rolled into one super slick package. Choose the car that suits your strategy: it's a reflection of your inner maniac. This isn't a death race or rally, it's a fight to the death, pure and simple! The game supports Mac, Linux and Windows computers. read more
  • GoodTimes update for Mac OS X focuses on weddings

    dsellers
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    TheKeptPromise (http://thekeptpromise.com/) has revved GoodTimes, its collage and layout app for Mac OS X, to version 1.3. The upgrade is focused exclusively on weddings, offering many wedding specific themes, objects and backgrounds. With GoodTimes, you can send "Thank You!" cards, post on Facebook and more. It provides tools for tool capture a photo gallery, preparing your frames and test driving your photos in them. GoodTimes 1.3 costs US$19.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category. It requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher.
 
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    Touch Arcade

  • 'Tiny Tower Vegas' Review - A Freemium Jackpot

    Eric Ford
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:21 pm
    NimbleBit has shown success across a variety of free-to-play titles, but Tiny Tower [Free] seems to take the cake as far as popularity is concerned. When Tiny Death Star [Free] came out last year, NimbleBit’s formula saw some nice improvements but overall we were left with mostly a sprite refresh with some heavy handed IAP incorporated on top of the base gameplay. With the launch of Tiny Tower Vegas [Free], NimbeBit has retaken the reigns back from Disney Mobile and has made what I consider to be the true sequel to its tower building title. Suffice to say, the mini-game improvements…
  • Ubisoft Clarifies Episodic Format for 'Valiant Hearts,' "No Comment" on Potential 'Child of Light' for Mobile

    Joseph Leray
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Earlier this month, Ubisoft announced the imminent release of a touch-friendly version of Valiant Hearts: The Great War for iOS. The announcement came with news that the game would would be "based on the episodic format allowing players to play the game they way they want, just like for comic books of TV series." That's not exactly the clearest description of an episodic game, so I asked Ubisoft to clarify. Over e-mail, a Ubisoft representative explained that players will be able to buy Valiant Hearts either in full or in "episodes." "Valiant Hearts on console was broken up into multiple…
  • Nimblebit's 'Tiny Tower Vegas' Now Available Worldwide

    Jared Nelson
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    The latest tower-building sim from the fine folks at Nimbebit is now available worldwide. Tiny Tower Vegas [Free] has been in the works for some time now, though it was only officially announced in late June. Then the game soft-launched in select territories about a month later, and now about a month after that, the game is out in all territories. If you're wondering what Tiny Tower Vegas is all about, well, think back to the original Tiny Tower where you add floors to an ever-growing building, put in a Vegas theme complete with gambling mini-games like poker and slots, and Bob's your uncle.
  • 'Asphalt 8: Airborne' Updated with New Dubai Track, 5 New Vehicles, and More

    Jared Nelson
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Gameloft's over-the-top arcade racer Asphalt 8 [Free] has just received a major update adding in a brand new track, some new vehicles, a new Season with 74 new events, and improved Twitch streaming integration. First off is the new track, set in the Middle Eastern city of Dubai. It features plenty of shiny skyscrapers, lots of interesting jumps, and no doubt some secret shortcuts to discover. Along with the new track are 5 new vehicles to race, including a Mercedes Benz Biome concept car and the Nissan GT-R NISMO. Here's a brand new trailer showing off the Dubai track and all the new cars.
  • 'Spellfall: Puzzle RPG' Review - Just Call Him The One Zap Chap

    Shaun Musgrave
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    I've played a lot of free-to-play RPGs, and they all tend to have the same strengths and weaknesses. That's probably due to most of them being inspired by the model used in the popular Puzzle & Dragons [Free], following its formula as closely as possible in hopes of achieving similar levels of success. Now, I like that game quite a bit, but even I'm getting a little tired of getting into a new game only to see the same old mechanics powering it. There must be other effective ways to monetize your puzzle RPG besides monster-collecting and stamina meters. Spellfall: Puzzle RPG [Free] takes…
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Apple’s wearable device will be revealed September 9, Re/code says

    Megan Geuss
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    A sixth-generation iPod Nano embedded in a watch band. Aaron Muszalski Re/code is reporting that Apple will introduce a wearable device on September 9 alongside two next-generation iPhones. Such a device from Apple has been highly anticipated since the wearable market received newcomers from Samsung, LG, and Motorola. Apple's entry into this market was originally expected sometime in October based on an earlier report from Re/code. The site has had a good track record of correctly predicting the timing of Apple product releases since the AllThingsD days. John Paczkowski, who reported the…
  • Rumors that just won’t die, gigantic iPad edition

    Andrew Cunningham
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Maybe two screen sizes aren't enough anymore? Andrew Cunningham Some rumors spring eternal, and today it's the one about the larger iPad. Sometimes dubbed the "iPad Pro" by Apple rumor sites, Bloomberg claims that a new 12.9-inch iPad could join the current 9.7- and 7.9-inch models at some point early next year. This rumor has been floating around for a while now, though information has generally been gleaned from disreputable sources like DigiTimes. The most credible report dates back to July of 2013, when the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was "testing" larger displays for the…
  • Los Angeles school district halts $1B plan to give every student an iPad

    Cyrus Farivar
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Jacqui Cheng The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second-largest school district in the United States, has halted its proposed $1 billion plan to provide iPads for every student. The abrupt change was announced late Monday evening after the Los Angeles Times reported that there were notable improprieties in the bidding process. This issue came amidst more fundamental questions about the efficacy and usefulness of the plan itself. As the Times reported: Read 3 remaining paragraphs | Comments
  • CarPlay introductions quietly slip back into 2015

    Jonathan M. Gitlin
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    CarPlay, Apple’s in-car iOS integration product, has shown up in flashy demos at various trade shows this year, but it will take a while before we see it on the roads, according to Lucas Mearian at Computerworld. Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, and Honda are all believed to be pushing back plans to include CarPlay in some of their new models until 2015. Apple’s influence on the automotive industry may have been unintentional at first, but the arrival of the iPod created an infotainment paradigm shift. iPod owners wanted their MP3 players to connect to their cars. Less than a decade later and even…
  • BlackBerry can pursue contempt of court charge against Ryan Seacrest’s Typo

    Megan Geuss
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    This BlackBerry keyboard clone has a celebrity in legal trouble. Typo Products In a court order on Thursday, a Northern California District Court judge ruled that BlackBerry can pursue a contempt of court charge against Typo, a company co-founded by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and CEO Laurence Hallier, which sells a small physical keyboard that attaches to an iPhone. BlackBerry initially sued Typo in January, claiming that Typo's keyboards look almost exactly like its own. Indeed, Seacrest told CNN in an interview that the Typo “came to fruition” because he wanted to put what he…
 
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  • Apple to Create 13 inch iPad

    kdollar
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Bloomberg has reported that Apple is set to launch a 13 inch iPad in the first quarter of 2015. This is a departure for them, the initial Pad had a 9.7 inch screen. Two years later, Apple released the iPad mini with a 7.9 inch screen but was quickly a favorite among Apple enthusiasts. With Apple’s tablet sales slowing, this could be a big boost for Apple. Offering 3 sizes would allow them to expand the market and hopefully turn the tide for iPad sales. Share This
  • Free Blackjack Game on iPod Touch, iPhone & iPad

    kdollar
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Play free blackjack on your iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad thanks to Ocean View Marketing. They have recently released Free Blackjack App on iTunes. The app allows you to bring vegas home with 3 different tables to develop your blackjack talent. Players start at Reno  and work up to Atlantic City and finally Las Vegasfor true high stakes blackjack action. You can also earn badges as well as compete on the leaderboard. Below is an in-game screenshot of the Free Blackjack Game.   Share This
  • Netflix Teases 1080p “retina” Streaming

    Steven Tweedie
    2 Apr 2012 | 9:11 pm
    So you just purchased a new iPad, and you are excited to try out the new Retina display. So what do you do? Open up your Netflix app, browse some nifty high-resolution artwork, click play and – what?! You’re looking at the same standard-definition video. So what’s up? Well, it seems Netflix is taking their sweet time in allowing HD streaming on the new iPad. So, in the mean time, they updated their artwork to appear nice and crisp, but left streaming untouched. Netflix tweeted that HD streaming is “on the way.” Netflix is already streaming 1080p content to the new Apple TV’s, but…
  • Where’s the “3″ in the new iPad?

    Steven Tweedie
    13 Mar 2012 | 11:30 pm
    So the new iPad isn’t called the “iPad 3” or “iPad HD”, what’s the big deal? Apple obviously had their reasons for severing the number from the name, but their timing is peculiar. Why make the decision with the third generation iPad when the iPhone is currently at iPhone 4S? The first possible answer is simple. Right now, Apple is releasing a new iPad each year, and at this rate, we would be at the iPad 6 in just three years. At that point, it’s getting a little excessive. According to Apple, the new iPad is breaking pre-order records already, and is on par to see…
  • Apple’s New iPad. The Rundown.

    Steven Tweedie
    11 Mar 2012 | 8:59 pm
    March 7th saw the announcement of Apple’s newest iPad, named simply “New iPad”. A departure from tradition, this marks Apple’s decision to discontinue a numerical model, instead focusing on refreshing the model on an assumed yearly basis. This is similar to the iPod line, where instead of numbers, the generation or year is used. Speculation has started that Apple may decide to introdudce this naming scheme for their newest iPhone. But enough on the name, what was all the hype about? The New iPad’s most striking feature is its Retina display, a crystal-clear 2048…
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  • What Is a Card?

    Federico Viticci
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Khoi Vinh has a great introduction to software cards for presentation and rich content: Even as the notion of cards as the next big software interaction paradigm continues to gain momentum, it hasn’t gotten much easier to explain to the uninitiated what, exactly, a card is. When asked this question, I find it hard not to ramble on at great length, and even harder to avoid using technical jargon, which usually produces diminishing returns in conversations with “normal people.” Make sure to check out his Pinterest board for screenshots of card UIs and see what they actually…
  • Smile Announces TextExpander Custom Keyboard for iOS 8, Public Beta Program

    Federico Viticci
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Smile, makers of popular snippet expansion utility TextExpander and PDF editing tool PDFpen, have announced today that TextExpander touch, the company's mobile version of the app for iPhone and iPad, will feature a custom keyboard on iOS 8, allowing users to expand snippets in any app. One of the big announcements from Apple's WWDC 2014, custom keyboard extensions will enable third-party apps to provide keyboards to install and use at a system-wide level; keyboards will be entirely managed in iOS' Settings, and they will offer privacy controls for keystrokes and other sensible information…
  • Introducing Perspective Icons 2

    Federico Viticci
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    Icons & Coffee – the side-project that I run with my girlfriend – has released a new icon set for OmniFocus 2 today. It's called Perspective Icons 2 and it's available here for an introductory price of $9.99. It contains 100 icons for custom perspectives in multiple colors and resolutions. Some background for MacStories readers: in Fall 2012, Silvia created an icon set for OmniFocus 1.x called Perspective Icons. Unlike other icon sets that people were adapting to OmniFocus, Perspective Icons was made specifically for the app with the needs of heavy OmniFocus users in mind. The…
  • Dropbox Launches New Pro Features, Cuts Pricing

    Federico Viticci
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    In a blog post, Dropbox announced changes to their paid tier today, cutting the price of Dropbox Pro to $9.99/month with 1 TB of storage and introducing new features for Pro users. We don’t want you to worry about choosing the right plan or having enough space. So today, we’re simplifying Dropbox Pro to a single plan that stays at $9.99/month, but now comes with 1 TB (1,000 GB) of space. Earlier this year, Google cut pricing for its Drive storage service, offering 1 TB at $9.99/month; with today's announcement, Dropbox matches the 1 TB offered by Google and is cheaper than…
  • Hyperlapse and Detached Utility

    Federico Viticci
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Earlier today, Instagram released Hyperlapse, a Universal app to create time-lapse videos and share them to Facebook and Instagram. You can read Wired's story on the creation of Hyperlapse and check out The Verge's test video. I've spent a few hours having fun with Hyperlapse and creating time-lapse videos around Viterbo, and I've come away impressed with the refreshing focus and simplicity of the app. Hyperlapse uses the iPhone's gyroscope and a clever algorithm to stabilize videos captured by the camera so that, once sped up for a time-lapse, they won't be shaky. However, when using…
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    MacDailyNews

  • Eric Schmidt: ‘Playing catch-up with the competition will never help you create something new’

    MacDailyNews
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    From the RUFKM (see tags) file: Playing catch-up with the competition can only ever help you make incremental gains. It will never help you create something new. – Eric Schmidt, August 26, 2014 Wait, what? Repeat that, please. Playing catch-up with the competition can only ever help you make incremental gains. It will never help you create something new. – Eric Schmidt, August 26, 2014 MacDailyNews Take: Wow. Just fscking wow. Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone: Here’s what cellphones looked like before and after…
  • Why Apple’s iPhone 6 will be a game changer

    MacDailyNews
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    “The new, upsized iPhone 6 is likely to usher in a new era for Apple this fall, giving the tech giant the boost it’s been needing, according to one expert,” CNBC reports. “‘It’ll be a game changer, since this will be the biggest design departure in years,’ said Mashable Tech Editor Pete Pachal.” “Bigger screens are an especially important update to Apple’s iPhone lineup, both in the United States and in Asia, where there’s a strong market for so-called ‘phablets,'” CNBC reports. “And Pachal dispels concerns…
  • With two weeks to go, used iPhones flood the market

    MacDailyNews
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    “The market for used iPhones is a funny thing,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune. “It hums along steadily most of the year until, just before the launch — or, more accurately, the expected launch — of a new model, things go nuts. This year, more than ever.” “According to a survey by Hanover Research, an unprecedented 48% of iPhone owners plan to trade up to whatever Apple has up its sleeve,” P.E.D. reports. “NextWorth saw average daily iPhone traffic jump 350% from the previous month. ‘That’s up from a lift of 182% last year, or…
  • Apple to unveil wearable device at September 9th special event

    MacDailyNews
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
    “Apple now plans to unveil a new wearable alongside the two next-generation iPhones we told you the company will debut on September 9,” John Paczkowski reports for Re/code. “The new device will, predictably, make good use of Apple’s HealthKit health and fitness platform,” Paczkowski reports. “It will also — predictably — make good use of HomeKit, the company’s new framework for controlling connected devices — though it’s not clear how broadly or in what way.” Read more in the full article here. MacDailyNews Take: Paczkowski is a very solid…
  • More evidence of NFC support for both iPhone 6 models

    MacDailyNews
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    “Last week, Chinese repair firm GeekBar shared a claimed schematic for the iPhone 6 showing what was claimed to be the pinning diagram for the device’s rumored near field communications (NFC) chip,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors. “The part addressed on the schematic, PN65V, was thought to be a version of NXP’s PN65 NFC package currently used in several Android devices.” “The leak is one of several schematics shared by GeekBar over the past week and a half, and while some of the components have been misidentified, it is looking increasingly likely…
 
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  • iPhone 6 – Could This Be Our First Meaty Hands-On Preview?

    Doug Kline
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Pretty much since the iPhone 5s was released last year, there has been speculation and rumors as to what the next iteration of the iPhone will look like and what features it will contain. Search YouTube and you’ll find a plethora of either intentionally mis-titled and deceptive “leaked” iPhone preview videos that, even if they are 6 minutes long, tell you absolutely nothing about the iPhone 6. Tech sites big and small have the same problem. They just drone on and on with educated guesses or pipe dream speculative fluff passing as stories. Why? Because no one really knows…
  • Like Lists and Grocery Shopping? Check Out Grocery App “Heap”

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I have a confession: I am addicted to the supermarket. Grocery shopping is my therapy, which may or may not be cheaper than actually seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist. Grocery apps are not always at the top of my list of apps to download, though, as I like roaming the aisles and just getting whatever I know think the pantry needs. Then again, that’s probably why I sometimes end up forgetting some things and having to go back the next couple of days (not intentional, seriously). And when I do use lists – for particularly important trips to the supermarket (don’t ask me…
  • How to Fix the Most Common iPhone Issues

    Brian Meyer
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    While most mobile contracts are up every two years, allowing you to get a new phone at a steep discount from full retail, it’s pretty common for the iPhone to hang around a little longer than these two years thanks to the array of apps and quality of the internals. While battery life can diminish over time, the longer you have your iPhone the more likely you’ll experience one of the common iPhone issues listed below. Before you give up and buy a new iPhone, check out the tips below and keep your iPhone running for as long as possible. Home Button Not Working The Home button on your iPhone…
  • Apple Launches iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s a good week for Apple users who have been experiencing hardware issues. Yesterday, we reported that you might be able to get your frayed lightning cable replaced without cost. Today, we hear about Apple’s iPhone 5 battery replacement program. As it usually is with these hardware defects, Apple issues an announcement about a recall and free replacement for affected units. In this case, in order to find out if your iPhone battery is eligible for the program, you need to visit the iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program web site. You just need to enter your phone’s serial…
  • Frayed Lightning Cable? You Might Get It Replaced for Free!

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Does your lightning cable look like this? Source You’re not alone, for countless iPhone and iPad users know that after a while, they get frayed lightning cables. Something that’s practically universally accepted, although unliked. Something that’s totally disappointing considering that Apple is a premium product. Of course, everything can be fixed with a little duct tape (or maybe more than a little, depending on how much damage there is).   So yeah, frayed lightning cables are an issue, and you can either do what I did above, or get a new one. Then again, there is the…
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  • Rumor: Apple to release thinner MacBook Air in late 2014, early 2015

    Chris Barylick
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    The MacBook Air could get even thinner by the end of 2014 or early 2015. Per MacRumors and DigiTimes, supply chain sources in Taiwan have noted that component production has already begun in small volumes. Apple will also reportedly cease production of the 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro by the end of 2014. A report last month claimed that Intel’s continued delays of its Broadwell chip may cause Apple to push back the release of its 12-inch MacBook until late this 2014 or early 2015. The 12-inch MacBook is said to include a Retina display and may either be a successor to the MacBook Air…
  • Leaked component image bolsters rumors of redesigned True Tone flash for iPhone 6

    Chris Barylick
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    A leaked image could possibly confirm rumors of a redesigned “True Tone’ flash unit for the iPhone 6 handset’s camera. Per AppleInsider, Chinese smartphone repair company ElekWorld posted pictures of newly stocked parts, including purported “iPhone 6″ power flex cables with round multi-colored flash assemblies. The cables, which are now available in both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variations, feature what appears to be a dual-LED flash assembly with “cool” and “warm” tints, a hallmark of Apple’s branded True Tone technology. Further, the…
  • Additional leaked details indicate iPhone 6 “Phosphorous” sensor may serve barometric function, not health-related function

    Chris Barylick
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    A few new details have surfaced about the apparent “Phosphorous” sensor mentioned yesterday. Per MacRumors, Weibo user GeekBar continued his leaks of claimed wiring schematics of iPhone 6 components with a new “Phosphorus” component that was interpreted as the next-generation version of Apple’s M7 co-processor. The M7 collects and tracks motion data from various sensors in the iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and Retina iPad mini, and with the iPhone 6 rumored to be including a number of new health- and fitness-related sensors, a more powerful version of the M7 seems…
  • Apple launches iPhone 5 battery replacement program for units experiencing poor battery life

    Chris Barylick
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    This could come in handy. Per Macworld, Apple is offering a second replacement program for iPhone 5 users after offering to replace the sleep/wake button on some models in April. Apple has stated that a “very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices” may be experiencing poor battery life, requiring users to charge the device more frequently. Affected devices were sold between September 2012 and January 2013 and are within a specific serial number range, Apple says. You can check your serial number on Apple’s site to see if your phone qualifies for a free battery replacement. If…
  • Analyst: Rumored display shortage will have “no impact” on iPhone 6 launch sales

    Chris Barylick
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    In as much as the sapphire display story’s been making the rounds, as have rumors that Apple won’t have enough available to meet demand for the iPhone 6, at least one Wall Street analyst is predicting that this won’t affect sales. Per AppleInsider, J.P. Morgan analyst Rod Hall wrote the following in a Monday morning note to investors: “We believe that initial supply could be slowed somewhat if there is any truth to this but we doubt that iPhone unit volumes in the fall are likely to be impacted.” Apple suppliers were “scrambling to get enough screens…
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  • What else does that iPhone 6 user guide leak reveal?

    Krisette Capati
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    Yesterday, we covered a new leak from Steve Hemmerstoffer, founder and editor of French blog Nowhereelse.fr, of the user guide for the upcoming iPhone 6. Nowhereelse.fr is known for featuring the latest leaks and rumors of iOS devices, and they have a track record that’s much better than with most rumor sites. Hemmerstoffer wrote in his blog post about how last year—just hours before the iPhone… Continue reading What else does that iPhone 6 user guide leak reveal? Related posts: Apple may launch only one iPhone this year, according to analyst Rumor: iPhone 6 Sapphire display…
  • Report: Apple prepping to launch a 12-inch iPad in 2015

    Arnold Zafra
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:47 am
    It looks like the rumored 12-inch iPad might be true after all. That is, of course, if you are counting on the credibility of Bloomberg, which just published a report saying Apple might launch the bigger iPad in 2015. Citing credible sources who don’t want to be known (for obvious reasons), the new iPad will have a 12.9-inch screen, to be exact. The new iPad will have… Continue reading Report: Apple prepping to launch a 12-inch iPad in 2015 Related posts: 12.9-inch “iPad Pro” looking more likely, but not until next year More iPad rumors, and a dip into the mailbag…
  • Madden NFL Mobile review – broken play for a 1st down

    Kirk Hiner
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Madden NFL is the only game in town when it comes to console football video games. But that’s not the case on mobile devices where there’s no shortage of football action appealing to all types of players. Perhaps this is why the Madden franchise has had some trouble finding its mobile identity. The new Madden NFL Mobile takes some firmer steps, but not everyone will be happy with the direction it’s going. The App Store description proudly proclaims that, “This is Madden NFL like you’ve never seen it on mobile,” and whether that’s good or bad will be determined…
  • JBL Synchros E50BT over-ear and E40BT on-ear wireless headphones review

    Gary Coyne
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Good headphones are a pleasure, and to not be tethered to a cord is even better. As such, JBL’s new series of headphones are good to very good. They’re easy to wear, offer great sound, have acceptable (rechargeable) battery length (rated at 18 hours), and provide standard controls on your music (pause, start, volume). You can even take calls with them if you’re paired to your phone. What’s missing are certain nuances on how to use them in the instruction manual. Design and physical attributes Both the JBL Synchros E40BT and the Synchros E50BT sport an industrial…
  • Instagram launches Hyperlapse time-lapse app for iOS devices

    Krisette Capati
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Brace yourself for a new mobile cinematic experience with Hyperlapse from Instagram. Hyperlapse allows users to create amazing time-lapse videos without the assistance of a tripod; shoot videos on the spot and then edit the speed up to 12x. Whether you’re walking, jumping, running, or… Continue reading Instagram launches Hyperlapse time-lapse app for iOS devices Related posts: Game Your Video for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch review Instablast alerts you when your favorite Instagrammers post new photos Instagram updated to v3.0 The post Instagram launches Hyperlapse time-lapse app…
 
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  • MyMac Podcast 519 – A Tangled Web We Weave

    Tim Robertson
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Guy and Gaz have a nice almost not crazy talk about easy to use website development tools, but before that Gaz gets wet and cold and Guy realizes after the fact that his ISP gave him a cheap slow router with not so good Wifi. Guy takes his son back to college and it costs […]
  • TechFan #175 – The Boob Tube

    Tim Robertson
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Owen Rubin joins Tim Robertson to discuss their favorite television series, SSD’s in Macs, and much more! Download and listen hereRSS Feed for your podcast appSubscribe in iTunes Links:The World of Owen Rubin
  • STM Sequel Bag – Review

    Simon Parnell
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    STM Sequel Small Laptop Bag STM Bags Online Price: approximately $80 US or £68 UK   I chose to test and review the STM Sequel Small Laptop Bag suitable for 12” to 14” laptops. A medium version designed for the 14” to 16” laptop is also available. I opted for the graphite coloured one and the […]
  • Sibelius 7.5 – Review

    Mark Sealey
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
      Sibelius 7.5 Company: Avid Price: $599.95 ($49.95/$89.95 upgrade) Avid has received a lot of criticism from Sibelius users of late. Two years ago the Finsbury Park, London, HQ of the Sibelius development team was closed, many developers laid off, and the suite’s coding and maintenance operation relocated to the Ukraine. Rumors of serious financial […]
  • Pi Dock-it Mini – Review

    Vicki Stokes
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Pi Dock-it Mini  Company: Parle Innovation Price: $59.00 Pi Dock-it Mini  is a iPad Mini case with a keyboard. The bluetooth keyboard has a battery life that is purported to be longer than most consumer-grade case and keyboard combinations. Dock-it Mini  is marketed for mobile users, educators, and students needing a light weight, productive, and protective solution for their […]
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  • Dad mows down video games and we can’t stop watching

    Rob LeFebvre
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    We’ve all heard it: “Turn that TV off or I’m gonna take it and toss it out the g*dd*mn window.” Chances are, if you’re a parent, you’ve even said such a thing (I know I have). That’s why after repeated…Read more ›
  • Rare Superman comic fetches record $3.2 million

    Rob LeFebvre
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    Earlier this week, a copy of the holy grail of comic book collecting, Action Comics No. 1 from 1938, sold on eBay for a record shattering sum of $3.2 million. This pristine copy of Superman’s first appearance in comic books…Read more ›
  • iWatch will debut alongside iPhone 6 on September 9th

    Buster Hein
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:48 am
    Apple will unveil it’s first foray into wearables at a special event in September, reports Recode’s John Paczkowski who previously reported that Apple had an October event scheduled for the iWatch, but the plans have changed. Rumors of production delays…Read more ›
  • The 12 best Hyperlapse videos on Instagram so far

    Buster Hein
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    Instagram’s decision to release Hyperlapse as a standalone app yesterday was a bit of surprise to users, but not adding the feature directly into Instagram certainly hasn’t seemed to hurt its rising popularity. Hyperlapse was only released 24 hours ago…Read more ›
  • Solve low battery issues with the Limefuel Lite USB Battery Pack [Deals]

    Allan Blocker
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    You trust your mobile device to keep you in touch with your business associates, friends, and family. It also stores your vital data and apps so you can access them whenever and where ever you need them. Your mobile device…Read more ›
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  • Report: Applications

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    Quicken issues and experiences; Postbox email app backup issue
  • Report: Security

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    update issues with Apple's AirPort system; domain name registration issues; Google Chrome security flaws; Epic Privacy Browser issues; and Cookie, an app for mitigating web tracking
  • Report: Apple

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    Mac App Store problems and tips; Mac Mini future
  • Report: Vision

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    A question about Retina displays expanded to include lots of information about eyeglasses of all types (including adjustable-focus glasses and mono vision contacts), cataract surgery and interocular lenses, perceptual adaptation by the brain, depth perception, experiences using retina vs. non-retina displays and more.
  • Report: iPhones

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    Apple repair programs for battery and button defects; tips on two products (a noise-reducing audio cable and an external battery), plus a location services glitch after moving from one house to another
 
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  • Maintain serves up Cocktail 7.1 (Mavericks Edition)

    dsellers
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    Maintain (http://maintain.se/cocktail) has served up Cocktail 7.1 (Mavericks Edition). This version is a maintenance upgrade. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Mac. Its features are arranged into five categories designed to help you manage various aspects of your computer, including Disk, System, Files, Network and the OS X Interface. Cocktail (Mavericks Edition) requires OS X Mavericks to run. It costs US$19. A demo is available for download.
  • LaCie ships new Thunderbolt 2 storage solution

    dsellers
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    LaCie (www.lacie.com) is shipping the LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 in a 48TB capacity. The company says it's the "fastest, highest–capacity" Thunderbolt 2 storage solution on the market with speeds of up to 1330 MB/s and eight Seagate 6 TB 7200 RPM professional hard disks. Built with 4K video workflows in mind, it delivers enough bandwidth to support 10–bit, 4K footage. Videographers can work directly from RAW files in Apple Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere, get maximum quality from footage and see edits in real time. read more
  • G5's The Cursed Ship, Collector's Edition comes to the Mac

    dsellers
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    G5's The Cursed Ship, Collector's Edition (http://tinyurl.com/nu2s5pp) is now available for the Mac. It's being offered for US$4.99 through Aug. 29; the normal price is $6.99. Here's how the game is described: "The Ondine, the biggest and most luxurious cruise ship ever built, departed on her maiden voyage long ago. But her enormous pools, ornate casinos and grand ballroom were never seen again. Now the Trident Corporation has sent you to locate the ship and rescue its remains. During this dangerous mission, you lose all forms of contact and collide with the Ondine. read more
  • Brawlerz : Nitro for Mac and PC is now on Steam Greenlight

    dsellers
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    Bail! Enemy Jet and Rum Theory has announced their new Steam Greenlight project for Brawlers : Nitro. It's compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux systems. Here's how Brawlers : Nitro is described: "The game offers fast paced retro arcade style gameplay, RPG elements and multiplayer all rolled into one super slick package. Choose the car that suits your strategy: it's a reflection of your inner maniac. This isn't a death race or rally, it's a fight to the death, pure and simple! The game supports Mac, Linux and Windows computers. read more
  • GoodTimes update for Mac OS X focuses on weddings

    dsellers
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    TheKeptPromise (http://thekeptpromise.com/) has revved GoodTimes, its collage and layout app for Mac OS X, to version 1.3. The upgrade is focused exclusively on weddings, offering many wedding specific themes, objects and backgrounds. With GoodTimes, you can send "Thank You!" cards, post on Facebook and more. It provides tools for tool capture a photo gallery, preparing your frames and test driving your photos in them. GoodTimes 1.3 costs US$19.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category. It requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher.
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  • Amazon Is Now Aggressively Going After Google’s Core Business

    John Gruber
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Dan Frommer: Amazon also is aggressively building out its advertising technology portfolio. The company is “developing its own software for placing ads online that could leverage its knowledge of millions of web shoppers,” the WSJ reports (paywall). Amazon supposedly has told potential partners that it could start testing a “new placement platform, dubbed Amazon Sponsored Links” this year. Amazon also recently debuted a new service that runs banner ads on other sites, called Amazon CPM Ads. (“CPM” is ad-industry jargon for “cost per thousand” ad impressions — referring…
  • Uber’s Playbook for Sabotaging Lyft

    John Gruber
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Casey Newton, reporting for The Verge: But one Uber contractor The Verge spoke with said Lyft’s complaint had merit. “What’s simply untrue is that not only does Uber know about this, they’re actively encouraging these actions day-to-day and, in doing so, are flat-out lying both to their customers, the media, and their investors,” the contractor said. Until now, the canceled Lyft rides have been understood as a kind of prank call designed to keep competitors’ drivers off the road. But interviews and internal documents suggest another reason: Uber’s recruitment program has…
  • Estimating Amazon Fire Phone Sales Through Web Usage Stats

    John Gruber
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Charles Arthur: Amazon famously never gives sales figures for any of the devices it sells, preferring to let its financial results do the talking. Analysts can make estimates of how many devices have been sold, based on their information from sales channels and any guidance the company might give. But it’s not as definitive as, say, the smartphone sales that Apple or BlackBerry include in their financial figures. (They are now the only two companies which give specific values for device sales in their financial results; Apple goes farther by giving the revenue from those sales too.) But we…
  • CocoaLove

    John Gruber
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    New iOS/Mac indie developer conference right here in Philadelphia, October 24-26. Great speaker lineup, including my Q Branch colleagues Dave Wiskus and Brent Simmons.  ★ 
  • New ‘Hyperlapse’ App From Instagram

    John Gruber
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    Very cool new video time-lapse/stabilization app for iOS from Instagram. I’d never heard of “hyperlapse” until that research paper from Microsoft a few weeks ago. But while Microsoft was publishing research, Instagram was building an app that will soon be in the hands of hundreds of thousands of people. From the profile by Cliff Kuang for Wired: By 2013, Dimson was at Instagram. That put him back in touch with Alex Karpenko, a friend from Stanford who had sold his start-up to Instagram in 2013. Karpenko and his firm, Luma, had created the first-ever image-stabilization…
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  • New, updated, and discounted apps: Asphalt 8, The Walking Dead Pinball, and more!

    Simon Sage
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got Google's newest app — a replacement for PowerPoint and Keynote, some cheap games, and a new password utility for the Mac! New iOS apps The Walking Dead Pinball: Undercut the heartwrenching tale of Telltale's zombie apocalypse game with all the wackiness of a pinball game. - $1.99 - Download now The Vogcast: A super-popular video game podcast just got its own iOS apps. - Free -…
  • The best Mac repair tools

    Peter Cohen
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    You have a Mac, or maybe you're responsible for taking care of them at your business. You need an toolkit of apps that help you get out of trouble when your Mac's not working right. This is my pick for the most indispensable Mac apps you can have. DiskWarrior 4 When it comes to rebuilding and recovering a hard drive that's not working right, Alsoft's DiskWarrior is peerless in the Mac realm. I don't know a single Mac IT professional worth their salt who doesn't swear by DiskWarrior, because it just works. DiskWarrior excels at rebuilding the directory structure of your Mac's hard drive, and…
  • TextExpander is the latest custom keyboard announced for iOS 8 launch

    Chuong H Nguyen
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    TextExpander has announced that its custom keyboard will be coming when iOS 8 gets publicly released. Tapping into Apple's new extensions, TextExpander allows you to quickly type information by entering shortcuts; essentially it's typing by shorthand. "TextExpander touch 3, coming on the heels of iOS 8 this fall, includes a TextExpander keyboard which can expand snippets in any app on the iPhone or iPad, including built-in apps such as Mail and Safari," the developer wrote in a blog post detailing the keyboard. For example, instead of typing your full name, title, company, and contact…
  • Endomondo Life app offers all-day fitness tracking

    Simon Sage
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Endomondo, which has long been doing fitness tracking through GPS and accelerometer readings, has released a new app exclusively for the iPhone 5s which aims to emulate a lot of what wearable fitness trackers do. The iPhone 5s has an M7 coprocessor which can quietly hum along all day with minimal battery impact while it's tracking movement, Endomondo life uses that in order to estimate how many calories are burned throughout the day. Endomondo Life will track how close you are to meeting daily goals, the ability go over the past week's data, and keep tabs on burned calories. Your performance…
  • TwistedRun takes your fingers on a marathon

    Chuong H Nguyen
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Though you may not be able to run as fast as Bruce Jenner in his glory days, TwistedRun hopes to transform your fingers so you can take on the race tracks with agility in this new virtual running game. The game is like an obstacle course where your fingers guide and control the runner through different tests and hurdles. The graphics are great and SplitCell, the creator of the game that's also known for [HexSweep](http://www.imore.com/tag/hexsweep, notes that the game is optimized to bring "blistering fast performance on all devices." Vault, jump, duck and sprint, but don't get knocked off…
 
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  • 10.8: Open a specific browser based on the URL

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Usually I want to open Gmail in Chrome and URLs pointing to my development server in Firefox. For everything else I use Safari. There is this nifty free app called LinCastor that enables you to register your own handler for an URL. Although it had beed designed to register your own non-standard URL schemes, it can intercept standard http and https as well. In LinCastor (which you need to double-click twice to fully open for editing): Add a new URL scheme Choose AppleScript handler Paste the following code in, (replacing the stub code at the bottom): on handle_url(args) if (|URL| of args…
  • 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…
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  • 3 Years In, a "B" For Tim Cook's Performance at Apple

    timothy
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    Cult of Mac has taken a look at the three years since Tim Cook began his job as Apple's CEO, and rates him a "solid B.". Cook might be neither as charismatic or volatile as Steve Jobs was, but he's made some interesting moves and statements. One factor (an area in which Cult of Mac gives Cook an A) is employee happiness, something for which Jobs was not always known: Cook’s highest “grade” on this hypothetical report card may come from Apple employees. Though the lanky 53-year-0ld is reportedly short on small talk, his people skills have earned him a 93 percent approval…
  • Apple CarPlay Rollout Delayed By Some Carmakers

    Soulskill
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:38 am
    Lucas123 writes: Some car makers are delaying the implementation of Apple's CarPlay iPhone interface for vehicle infotainment systems. The delays, which are prompting manufacturers such as Mercedes, Volvo and Honda to push their announcement from 2014 to 2015, appear to be related to a few snags in the integration process or in choosing which model cars should have the middleware. At the same time, many of the automakers rolling out CarPlay are also implementing Android Auto, which will provide a vehicle head unit user interface for Android smartphones. Analysts believe the addition of…
  • 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…
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  • Maintain serves up Cocktail 7.1 (Mavericks Edition)

    dsellers
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    Maintain (http://maintain.se/cocktail) has served up Cocktail 7.1 (Mavericks Edition). This version is a maintenance upgrade. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Mac. Its features are arranged into five categories designed to help you manage various aspects of your computer, including Disk, System, Files, Network and the OS X Interface. Cocktail (Mavericks Edition) requires OS X Mavericks to run. It costs US$19. A demo is available for download.
  • LaCie ships new Thunderbolt 2 storage solution

    dsellers
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    LaCie (www.lacie.com) is shipping the LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 in a 48TB capacity. The company says it's the "fastest, highest–capacity" Thunderbolt 2 storage solution on the market with speeds of up to 1330 MB/s and eight Seagate 6 TB 7200 RPM professional hard disks. Built with 4K video workflows in mind, it delivers enough bandwidth to support 10–bit, 4K footage. Videographers can work directly from RAW files in Apple Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere, get maximum quality from footage and see edits in real time. read more
  • G5's The Cursed Ship, Collector's Edition comes to the Mac

    dsellers
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    G5's The Cursed Ship, Collector's Edition (http://tinyurl.com/nu2s5pp) is now available for the Mac. It's being offered for US$4.99 through Aug. 29; the normal price is $6.99. Here's how the game is described: "The Ondine, the biggest and most luxurious cruise ship ever built, departed on her maiden voyage long ago. But her enormous pools, ornate casinos and grand ballroom were never seen again. Now the Trident Corporation has sent you to locate the ship and rescue its remains. During this dangerous mission, you lose all forms of contact and collide with the Ondine. read more
  • Brawlerz : Nitro for Mac and PC is now on Steam Greenlight

    dsellers
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    Bail! Enemy Jet and Rum Theory has announced their new Steam Greenlight project for Brawlers : Nitro. It's compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux systems. Here's how Brawlers : Nitro is described: "The game offers fast paced retro arcade style gameplay, RPG elements and multiplayer all rolled into one super slick package. Choose the car that suits your strategy: it's a reflection of your inner maniac. This isn't a death race or rally, it's a fight to the death, pure and simple! The game supports Mac, Linux and Windows computers. read more
  • GoodTimes update for Mac OS X focuses on weddings

    dsellers
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    TheKeptPromise (http://thekeptpromise.com/) has revved GoodTimes, its collage and layout app for Mac OS X, to version 1.3. The upgrade is focused exclusively on weddings, offering many wedding specific themes, objects and backgrounds. With GoodTimes, you can send "Thank You!" cards, post on Facebook and more. It provides tools for tool capture a photo gallery, preparing your frames and test driving your photos in them. GoodTimes 1.3 costs US$19.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category. It requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher.
 
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  • 5 labor-saving apps

    Josh Rotter
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Work smarter, not harder with these productivity picks.
  • Star Apps: Retro Futura Tour 2014

    Josh Rotter
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    Howard Jones, Tom Bailey, Midge Ure, Katrina, and China Crisis chat about summer's ultimate '80s outing and the era that inspired it.
  • Back-to-school tech deals

    Tuong Nguyen
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Stock up for the new school year with Download.com's grade-A tech deals.
  • Star Apps: Armin van Buuren

    Josh Rotter
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:35 pm
    The Dutch trance pioneer takes America by stage.
  • Star Apps: 'The One I Love'

    Josh Rotter
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Actor Mark Duplass and director Charlie McDowell chat about the most twisted movie of 2014 and the 10 apps they love.
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  • Apple Seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 Build 13F24 to Developers

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Apple today seeded Mavericks 10.9.5 build 13F24 to developers, just over a week after seeding the fourth OS X 10.9.5 beta, build 13F18, 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…
  • LaCie 8big Rack Now Available With Up to 48 TB Storage, Dual Thunderbolt 2 Ports

    Kelly Hodgkins
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    LaCie today announced the availability of its 8big Rack storage device. Unveiled earlier this year at the annual NAB trade show, the LaCie 8big Rack is the company’s first Thunderbolt 2 rackmount storage solution. The 8big Rack includes 48 terabytes of capacity with eight Seagate 6 TB 7200 RPM hard drives that deliver speeds up to 1330 MB/s. Geared towards 4K videographers and other professional media editors, the 8big Rack also features Raid 5/6 data redundancy and dual Thunderbolt 2 ports that expand the storage potential of the Mac Pro to 1.7 petabytes. The LaCie 8big Rack (48TB) is…
  • Dropbox Expands Pro Plan With Improved Security Controls, New 1TB/$10 Monthly Plan

    Kelly Hodgkins
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    Dropbox today announced changes to its Pro subscription, offering a single plan that provides up to 1 terabyte of storage for $9.99 a month or $99 per year. The new Pro plan also improves its sharing controls and adds new security options that make it easier and safer to share your data with friends, family and colleagues. The new Dropbox Pro makes it easier to secure your shared data with new password and expiration options. Pro plan users now can add a password to a shared link as well as set an expiration date that limits how long files are being shared. When sharing a folder,…
  • Seagate Announces First 8 TB Hard Drive for Enterprise Customers

    Juli Clover
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Seagate today announced the world's first eight terabyte hard drive, designed to provide high capacity storage for private and cloud-based data centers. The single 3.5-inch hard disk drive surpasses the storage capacity of previously available hard drives, including 6 TB HDDs from both Western Digital and Seagate itself. Unlike similar high-capacity offerings from Western Digital, Seagate does not use helium in either its 6 TB HDD or its new 8 TB offering. While Seagate has not released the details behind the 8 TB drive, it's likely the HDD uses Seagate's shingled magnetic recording…
  • Buyer's Guide: Discounts on MacBook Air, Mac Pro, Apple Accessories, and More

    Juli Clover
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    This Week's Buyer's Guide includes deals on the MacBook Air, the Mac Pro, the Retina MacBook Pro, and several different Apple accessories. There aren't many deals on the iMac, the iPad, the Retina iPad mini, or the 2014 Retina MacBook Pro this week, but make sure to check back next week for new discounts because prices tend to fluctuate on a week-to-week basis. MacBook Air A few sites are offering deals on the 2014 MacBook Air this week, dropping the price as much as $150. The 11.6-inch 1.4Ghz/4GB/128GB MacBook Air is available from B&H Photo and Adorama for $799, down from $899.
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  • How Duke Turned an iPod Giveaway into a University-Wide Digital Initiative

    Kelly Guimont
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:24 pm
    A decade ago, Duke University gave iPods to incoming freshmen. That idea evolved into the Duke Digital Initiative, a way to integrate emerging technology into courses. Kelly looks at how that initiative has grown and changed in the last ten years.
  • Text Expander iOS 8 Keyboard Replacement Goes to Public Beta

    Bryan Chaffin
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    Smile Software announced Wednesday that TextExpander touch 3 was being opened to a public beta. This will be a keyboard replacement for iOS 8 (via Apple's new keyboard extension) that allows you to use your TextExpander snippets in every iOS app-even Apple's own apps. Smile also said the keyboard will include full VoiceOver accessibility support. If you want to participate in the public beta, follow Smile's special Twitter account @SmileTEBeta.
  • Apple Reportedly Plans to Launch Wearables ‘Alongside’ iPhone

    Bryan Chaffin
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    Some hedge analysts might be saying that Apple is having to delay its foray into wearables (i.e. the "iWatch"), but Re/code's well-informed John Paczkowski said that Apple will unveil it "alongside" new iPhones at the September 9th media event he also broke. Bryan Chaffin says if it's true, it means the iWatch is being built in Arizona.
  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac: More Mobile Efficiency, More Ease of Use

    John Martellaro
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:40 am
    Parallels Desktop 10 for the Mac is now shipping. As with previous versions, Parallels has added some excellent new features that make the new version compelling and the upgrade price worthwhile. John Martellaro takes a closer look.
  • TMO Daily Observations: 2014-08-27

    Jeff Gamet
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    There's a new report claiming Apple plans to start building 12.9-inch display iPads in early 2015. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont and join Jeff Gamet to discuss what they think of a bigger format iPad, and they also take a look at what's happening at Duke University's technology program for students and faculty ten years after they started handing out iPods.
 
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  • Weekend Roundup for 24 August 2014

    Ricky Buchanan
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Here are some of the best articles, links, and new products that I have spotted online in the past week or so which have some relevance to Apple products and disabled or chronically ill users … I’ve had a rotten week health-wise, so this is late and sparse but I managed it! iOS Links ‘iPhone slow’ explained: do iOS updates really make old phones perform worse? How to enable mono audio for auditory accessibility on iPhone or iPad Here’s how to limit iPhone or iPad use by time using a passcode and iOS’s built-in timer: There should be a video here – if you…
  • 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… Step 1: Should You Switch? This is what the Dvorak keyboard layout…
  • 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 PDFs 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…
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  • August Smart Lock begins shipping

    Mike Flaminio
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    Last year the August Smart Lock was announced and began pre-orders. What was originally due to ship by end of year slipped repeatedly. Now the August Smart Lock appears ready to ship. In a blog post the company announced limited quantities would begins filling pre-orders over the coming months. The lock works by fitting over an existing dead-bolt door lock. The mechanism physically moves the lock when commanded via Bluetooth. It's priced at $250 for retail. Pre-orders were available for $200. I ordered one and a over a year later I'm not too sure why. Yeah, it's neat, but it's pricy for a…
  • iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program

    Mike Flaminio
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    Apple: <blockquote class=quote>Apple has determined that a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently. The affected iPhone 5 devices were sold between September 2012 and January 2013 and fall within a limited serial number range. If your iPhone 5 is experiencing these symptoms and meets the eligibility requirements noted below, Apple will replace your iPhone 5 battery, free of charge. </blockquote> The program is currently available in US and China, and after August 29th will be available world-wide.
  • Otterbox announces Alpha Glass screen protector

    Mike Flaminio
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    Otterbox this week launched a new glass screen protector. The company says Alpha Glass offers good protection from scratches and impact, but also good clarity. The product also offers easy bubble free installation. <blockquote class=quote>Lightly coat the glass with the provided alcohol wipe, clean the display with the included microfiber cleaning cloth to remove fingerprints and dust, and align the screen protector with the Alpha Glass application card. Gentle pressure safely secures the screen protector and pushes out any air for bubble-free coverage.</blockquote> I prefer the…
  • 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.
 
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  • Wednesday Morning News

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    The Glass Stairs by Shaun Garrity, on Flickr We start with a little bit of MacTalk house keeping this morning. After it’s recent relaunch we are seeking your feedback on the MacTalk Weekly e-mail newsletter. We want your thoughts on what should be in it and when it should be issued. Also we think
  • Tuesday Morning News

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    by Shaun Garrity, on Flickr Do you find yourself wondering what the next 4.7-inch iPhone 6 might look like against an iPhone 5? Well wonder no more, 9to5Mac are carrying shots from Yaya888 and Gizmobic. Not surprisingly it looks slightly bigger and slightly thinner.
  • Monday Morning News

    24 Aug 2014 | 4:13 pm
    It is no surprise I am sure that we are dominated by iPhone 6 leaks and rumours this morning. Cult of Mac leads off with some shots from French site iGen, which claim to show the engineering prototypes of the two new
  • Friday Morning News

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Are you taking part in the Yosemite public beta? Well start your download engines, as the public beta 2 has now been released. This will bring the public beta back into line with the developer preview, which was updated late last month. Of course if you are taking part, let us know how the new beta goes in the Yosemite Public Beta forum thread. If you are a user of iWorks, Pages for iPhone & iPad and Keynote for OS X have been updated. 9to5Mac has indicated
  • 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
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  • Addictive Game for iOS - Alien Storm from iApps Developement

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:36 pm
    UK based iApps Developement announces the release of Alien Storm for iOS devices. Get your fingers at the ready and prepare to shoot. Simply tap the screen to fire your laser, and shoot the little bug eyed monsters. With added Game Center, Alien Storm is even more interesting and challenging as you try harder to compete against the rest of the world. Can you become the "Gold Shooter" or will you just be the plain old "Basic Shooter"?
  • Lumy - The Ultimate Tool for Anyone Interested in Photography

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    The purpose of Lumy is to help photographers or any one interested in photography to take better photographs. It shows sunrise, sunset and magic hours along with essential weather informations like temperature and cloudiness. So, you can anticipate the lighting and get ready ahead of time to take advantage of it. Lumy can show all these information for current or for any major location around the world, there by helping you on planning your photographic trips.
  • Quotebook 3 Released on the iOS App Store

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Lickability today announces its new update Quotebook 3, is the best app for collecting quotes that matter. Curate, organize, and share the quotes from your library in an app designed for readability. In its third iteration, it has been entirely rewritten and redesigned for simplicity and usability, while adding important context and personality to quotes. Among all the enhancements, iCloud syncing has been fully redone to be more stable and reliable so that quotes are always safe.
  • Anime Wallpapers 2,000+ sheets for iPhone 5s/5c/5 (Free)

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Tokyo based developer, Dolice today announces the updated Anime Wallpapers 2,000 sheets for iPhone 5s/5c/5 (Free). Over 2,500 anime, game and other illustration wallpapers available for free download. The app is iPhone 5s/5c/5/4s/4 compatible. Wallpapers will be added and updated daily. Each wallpaper is made to be compatible with iOS 7's parallax effect. Save your favorite wallpapers and set them as your home screen or lock screen with the touch of a button.
  • War Head game for iOS - Destruction at the reach of your fingers

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    Paralagames Studios, in conjunction with A&A Games, announces War Head, a new game for the iOS platform with a great concept, very simple and effective story line. You are in control of cool and powerful weapons to settle down conflicts and destroy all reminiscent enemies. Tap and trigger your selected weapon to see destruction on your sight! Amazing gameplay that doesn't make you get tired of it! You will be able to play several levels from 3 different scenarios in a total of 63 levels.
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    Inside Mac Games

  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut Trailer & Details

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    August 27, 2014 6:00 AMHarebrained Schemes has revealed new details about and a new trailer for Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut, the stand-alone release of the RPG expansion. The Director's Cut will be available September 18 and will include new features, missions, and art. It will also be free to all original Kickstarter backers and owners of Dragonfall.Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director’s Cut is a standalone release of Harebrained Schemes' critically-acclaimed Dragonfall campaign, which first premiered as a major expansion for Shadowrun Returns. The Director's Cut adds a host of new…
  • Centauri Sector Announced

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    August 27, 2014 6:00 AMLone Wolf Games has announced Centauri Sector, an upcoming top down space combat game. Still in early development the game will give players the chance to pilot their flagship in 2D combat while managing systems like shields, power, and weapons capacitor. As they gain in rank they'll form a fleet, equip ships with a variety of modules and weapons, and issue commands to destroy enemies.Centauri Sector is an upcoming top down space combat game developed , powered by a dynamic campaign, character progression, fleet management and detailed ship management. As newly promoted…
  • Green City: Go South Available

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    August 27, 2014 6:00 AMViva Media LLC's Green City: Go South is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The city building sim focuses on constructing an eco-friendly community in a picturesque ocean setting. GC:GS features 48 missions of green building.Build your version of paradise in the middle of the ocean with eco-friendly materials in Green City – Go South, an environmentally conscious time management game. Continue to expand your real estate empire with an eye on sustainability and renewable resources.Promenades and other natural beauty features keep the people…
  • OOTP Developments Celebrates 15 Years Of OOTP Baseball

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    August 27, 2014 6:00 AMOut of the Park Developments has announced a partnership with Operation Sports to celebrate this year’s 15th anniversary of Out of the Park Baseball, which made its debut in 1999. Continuing through Sept. 1, each day one Facebook fan or Twitter follower will win a hat, shirt, or jersey of their choosing from Ebbets Vintage, makers of vintage gear that has been worn by David Letterman, Spike Lee, and other celebrities. The company also unveiled a new Quick Start for OOTP 15 which allows players to explore what might have happened if the 1994 strike hadn't…
  • In The Wasteland Even The Nuns Are Well Armed

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    August 27, 2014 6:00 AMInXile Entertainment recently revealed a new portrait from the company's upcoming Wasteland 2 RPG. The new visual created by Fallout art director Leonard Boyarsky depicts a mini-gun toting nun, one of the many denizens of the wasteland players may encounter during their travels. Much like its classic post-apocalyptic predecessor, the game will center around the exploits of a band of desert rangers struggling to keep order in a world recovering from disaster.So we managed to get the Fallout art director, Mr. Leonard Boyarsky, to pen one of the portraits for the game.
 
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    MacUser

  • Apple to announce wearable computing device next month

    Kenny Hemphill
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Apple’s regular September launch event is drawing ever nearer and with it, we assume, the start of what both Eddy Cue and Tim Cook have been hyping all year, the announcements of what Cue called ‘the best product pipeline that I’ve seen in my 25 years at Apple.’ Apple normally reserves the September event for the iPhone, having previously used it for the iPod, and this year will be no different, with two new and larger iPhones tipped to be unveiled. But, according to Re/code, we can also expect to catch the first sight of a product that is in danger of being the most…
  • Instagram makes ‘time-lapse’ movies a snap with iOS app

    Kenny Hemphill
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    Instagram, the photo-sharing network known for its low-fi photo filters has launched an iOS app which allows you to easily create videos which look like time-lapse movies. Called Hyperlapse, it allows you to record up to 45 minutes of video and these can be speeded up by a factor of twelve, allowing you to render and either save or upload videos up to four minutes long. In addition, Hyperlapse stabilises the video, using data from the iPhone’s gyroscopes and accelerometers to detect how much the device moved during filming. The effect is like a software steadicam. Using Hyperlapse is…
  • Google releases Slides app for iOS and updates Docs and Sheets

    Kenny Hemphill
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Google has made its mobile presentation creation app, Sheets available for iOS. Slides allows users to create and edit presentations on an iPhone or iPad and collaborate with colleagues on different devices. As with Sheets and Docs, Slides syncs with your Google account. Updates to Sheets and Docs mean that all three apps can now be used offline, with changes synced when the device reconnects to the Internet. The other addition in today’s update is the ability to edit Microsoft Office documents directly. Slides, Docs, and Sheets are available as free downloads from the App Store.
  • Apple patent describes how iPhone could locate a parked car

    Kenny Hemphill
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    A patent application filed by Apple and published today by the USPTO describes how an iPhone device could be used to locate a parked car. The patent describes how the iPhone would be used in conjunction with a compatible car and connected to it. Apple’s CarPlay allows an iPhone to be connected to a car using a Lightning cable so that it can use its dashboard screen and on-board controls. The patent application also describes how Bluetooth could be used as a connection method. Bluetooth isn’t yet supported by CarPlay. In the patent filing, Apple explains that the data connection…
  • 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…
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    Macenstein

  • DragonVale: How to breed a Daydream Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    DAYDREAM DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 29 Hours BUY-IT Price: 2,750 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Mirage and Hypnotic (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 dragon combos for you, […]
  • 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!
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    MacUpdate: Recent Mac OS X

  • ConceptDraw Pro 10.0 - Create flowcharts, timelines and more; part of ConceptDraw Office. (Demo)

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:24 pm
    ConceptDraw Pro is designed for professional flowcharting, diagramming and illustrating. Its flexible, handy tools help business and technical users quickly document complex structures, systems and processes. ConceptDraw V charts can be shared as a variety of graphics files and CAD documents, printed pages, presentations and Web pages. Owing to the advanced libraries of pre-drawn shapes, ConceptDraw V is perfect for most of the charting tasks including business, IT, project, UML and network diagrams . The built-in scripting language allows using ConceptDraw V to build enterprise-level…
  • Set for iWork Plus 1.0 - Professional templates for iWork. (Commercial)

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Set for iWork Plus is the perfect tool for users of iWork, providing you with over 1,250 unique designs for Pages documents (including 50 original scrapbook templates), 125 spreadsheet templates for Numbers, 90 top slideshow themes for Keynote, and 1,633 images for illustrating your various content. All templates are available in the US and international paper sizes.Version 1.0: Initial release OS X 10.6.6 or later Templates for Pages requires Pages '09 or later; Templates for Numbers requires Numbers '09 or later; Templates for Keynote requires Keynote '09 or later. Download Now
  • Sports Fan Widget 1.3.70 - Keep an eye on your favorite sports teams. (Free)

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Sports Fan Widget helps you keep an eye on your favorite sports teams by providing all the information you need in one small, user-friendly widget. Show the current scoreboard, full results from previous days, the upcoming schedule (game times are displayed in your local time), or current division and standings. The widget supports Baseball (MLB and minor leagues down to Class A), Basketball (NBA, WNBA and Men's NCAA College), Football (NFL and NCAA College), and Hockey (NHL). You can open multiple instances of the widget to track different sports or teams -- each instance of the widget will…
  • Reeder 2.5.1 - RSS reader. (Commercial)

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Reeder is a RSS reader, originally for iPhone, now available for the Mac.Version 2.5.1: Fixed: FeedHQ sync issuesFixed: Minimal Reader sync issues OS X 10.9 or later Download Now
  • Echoes 1.0.1 - Voice announcements made quick and easy. (Commercial)

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Echoes makes it easy to send quick voice announcements to other Macs running Echoes on your local network. Echoes is different from Skype, FaceTime, and other voice chat applications because it eliminates "dialing" or setting up connections with your recipients. Echoes puts an icon in your menu bar where you just choose "Announce" (or press a convenient keyboard shortcut), speak your announcement, and press return. Its fast and easy. Features: Announce to other users running Echoes on your local network Announce to everyone, groups of people you configure, or individuals Quickly reply to the…
 
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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!

  • Stellar Image Converter

    MacZOT
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Stellar Image Converter Convert your images across different popular formats Normally: $19.99 ZOT Price: $9.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   All-in-One Image Converter Stellar Image Converter supports conversion of almost all supported image file formats. Convert 34 Most Popular Image Formats The 34 image file formats are – JPEG, JPG, JP2, BMP, PSD, PNG, XPM, XBM, PPM, PBM, PGM, TIFF, GIF, TGA, 3FR, ARW, SRF, SR2, NEF, NRW, ORF, PEF, RAF, RAW, MOS, MRW, DCR, K25, KDC, DNG, ERF, CRW, CR2, and MEF. Convert to 14 Image Output Formats You can select the output image format from any…
  • LinkOptimizer 4 for InDesign

    MacZOT
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:26 pm
    LinkOptimizer 4 for InDesign Normally: $259.95 ZOT Price: $129.97 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Optimize InDesign links automatically: Reduce size • Fix images • Convert formats   LinkOptimizer 4 arrives with over 30 new powerful features and improvements, including revamped user interface, image format conversion, settings presets and processing logs. Glen Drake, Pindar NZ Publishing Group LinkOptimizer is a workflow automation solution for InDesign which works with Photoshop to: • reduce the size of images linked to InDesign document by eliminating excess image…
  • Adoreshare iMovie Video Converter for Mac

    MacZOT
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Adoreshare iMovie Video Converter for Mac Effortlessly Convert iMovie Videos to AVI, WMV or Any Format You Want Normally: $19.95 ZOT Price: $9.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Convert iMovie to Any Format This comprehensive iMovie video converter for Mac can convert iMovie MP4, MOV, DV videos to any video and audio formats you want. The output formats including: Standard Video: AVI(XviD), ASF, WMV, MPG, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, FLV (Flash Video), iMovie,3GP, 3GP-2, MOV (QuickTime), MKV, TS (MPEG-2), M4V, VOB, TP, TRP, NSV, RM, RMVB, NUT, DV, DVD-Video, etc. HD Video: HD MKV (H.264,…
  • Stellar Drive Monitor

    MacZOT
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Stellar Drive Monitor Monitor Your Mac Drive & Save Yourself From Sudden Disaster Normally: $29.00 ZOT Price: $14.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   S.M.A.R.T. Status The software has the ability to read SMART attributes to perform an overall health assessment of your hard disk. Measures Disk / Volume Performance The software incorporates a feature 'Drive Performance' to allow checking the performance levels of any selected disk or volume by the process of sequential read / write or sustained read / write. General Description of Disk / Volume The System Monitoring software…
  • Red Pill

    MacZOT
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Red Pill Simple, yet powerful image editor Normally: $27.04 ZOT Price: $16.23 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Red Pill provides the necessary tools to do high-quality image editing. It handles big images with ease — as fast as Photoshop.   Feature list: tools like magic wand, paint brush, paint bucket, clone stamp … transform, adjust filter paste into command, float/anchor selection unlimited undo resize, rotate, flip image quick save command, file manager batch processing smart fill (similar to content-aware fill, a major feature of PS CS5)   Red Pill is…
 
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    Apple

  • Will Apple unveil the iWatch at the same time as the iPhone 6?

    Kif Leswing
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    Apple is planning to launch its long-rumored wearable wrist device alongside the iPhone 6 on September 9, suggests a new report from Re/Code. Will Apple unveil the iWatch at the same time as the iPhone 6? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Ahead of the iPhone 6’s launch, T-Mobile discounts the 5s and 5c

    Kevin Fitchard
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    T-Mobile appears to be making some early preparations for the iPhone 6 launch this fall. It's discounting all of the current generation iPhone models by about $50 in a move likely intended to clear inventory. Ahead of the iPhone 6’s launch, T-Mobile discounts the 5s and 5c originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Apple adds AT&T Next iPhone buying option in the online Apple Store

    Kevin C. Tofel
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    After reports of adding carrier financing plan support in stores, Apple's online marketplace now lets you choose AT&T Next with zero down for your new iPhone. Wait, where is Verizon's Edge and T-Mobile's Jump plans? Apple adds AT&T Next iPhone buying option in the online Apple Store originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Box brings in new exec to make M&A moves

    Barb Darrow
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    Box brings on Villi Illtchev, a former Salesforce.com and Lifelock exec, to help make buying decisions. Box brings in new exec to make M&A moves originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Why it would make sense for Apple to debut a larger iPad in 2015

    Kevin C. Tofel
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    With iPad sales slowing, now might be a good time to boost them with a bigger iPad. The idea makes sense for several reasons and Bloomberg's sources peg early next year as the date for a 12.9-inch Apple tablet. Why it would make sense for Apple to debut a larger iPad in 2015 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
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    MacBlogz

  • Apple to Unveil Wearable Device on September 9 Alongside iPhone 6

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Apple has plans to unveil its upcoming wearable device in September, alongside the iPhone 6, reports Re/code. The site previously suggested Apple had planned to debut the device during an October event, but now says that plans have changed. Remember back in June when I said Apple hoped to schedule a special event in October to show off a new wearable device? Remember how I also said this: "Could things change between now and fall? That's certainly possible." Turns out that was a prescient hedge, because things have changed. Apple now plans to unveil a new wearable alongside the two…
  • Juniper says tablet gaming revenue to triple by 2019, top $13 billion

    Mike Wehner
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Want to see an industry triple its sales in just five years? Keep an eye on tablet gaming, because that's what Juniper Research is predicting will happen by 2019. The typically well-regarded research firm claims that this year's revenue figure for...
  • More Evidence of NFC Support for Both iPhone 6 Models

    Eric Slivka
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    Last week, Chinese repair firm GeekBar shared a claimed schematic for the iPhone 6 showing what was claimed to be the pinning diagram for the device's rumored near field communications (NFC) chip. The part addressed on the schematic, PN65V, was thought to be a version of NXP's PN65 NFC package currently used in several Android devices. The leak is one of several schematics shared by GeekBar over the past week and a half, and while some of the components have been misidentified, it is looking increasingly likely that the schematics themselves are legitimate. Seen in that light, it is worth…
  • Catalyst Case for iPhone 5 / 5s provides rugged, waterproof protection

    Matt Tinsley
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Last year I reviewed the now defunct Griffin Survivor + Catalyst iPhone case. This year, Catalyst Lifestyle is now a stand-alone company with an updated range of cases. I had the opportunity to try out the Catalyst Waterproof Stealth Black case for...
  • This ABC game is as easy as 123

    Jessica Buchanan
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    The ABC Song is a game made up of mini games to teach children their ABCs. Each mini game offers players different ways to learn the alphabet and make connections between letters and objects that represent that letter. The ABC Song is compatible with...
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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

  • Using Shapes In Pages

    Gary Rosenzweig
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    The Shape tool in Pages has many uses. You can put text or images in shapes. You can wrap text around shapes. You can also combine multiple shapes by grouping them together to create interesting graphic elements in your documents without needing to use a graphics program.
  • Document Title Bars and Proxy Icons

    Gary Rosenzweig
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am
    There are many things you can do in the title bar of a document window. You can rename and even move a file without ever having to switch to the Finder. You can also view the folder path to see the location of the file. With the proxy icon you can attach the file to […]
  • 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. Video […]
  • 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. […]
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  • 0466 - Scapple, AccessMenuBarApp, VideoGIF [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Three applications in this week's show: Scapple - Scapple is a great app from the makers of Scrivener - it's like a mind mapping tool but without the constraints of a fixed or hierarchical structure. Completely free form in its approach, Scapple is ideal for roughing out ideas on a huge canvas. AccessMenuBarApp - Is your laptop resolution causing menu bar icons to become hidden? AccessMenuBarApp allows you to show them all with a single keystroke or mouse gesture. VideoGIF - Create animated GIFs for support or just for fun. VideoGIF allows you to capture or convert any video clip into an…
  • 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.
 
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  • Byword for iOS Updated with Image-related Options

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Byword is one in the top 3 apps for iOS when it comes to a simple, elegant writing app. You have it on your Mac and it can successfully replace TextEdit, Notes, Word or any writing app for that matter. On iOS it works even better because of the way it displays text and the extra features included in the keyboard.  You can save everything and get the documents synchronized via iCloud or Dropbox and you can alternate between the light and dark theme in low light conditions for extra co... (read more)
  • iOS 8 opens the way for a TextExpander Custom Keyboard

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    Until now, the only way to have TextExpander work on your iOS device was for the developer of a writing app to include their SDK. That was cumbersome and new changes Apple introduced over the years broke the compatibility.  iOS 8 brings a new feature for developers. They can create a custom keyboard that replaces the system default one. Users will get novel text input methods and the ability to text in a language not supported in iOS. Apple's requirements for a custom keyboard are pr... (read more)
  • How an iPhone 6 Leak Should Be Done – Funny Video

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:11 pm
    The iPhone 6 announcement is just around the corner. With less than two weeks to go until the rumored Apple Keynote presentation, 3D artists and scam artists alike share their thoughts about Apple's next-generation device. Two of the videos that surfaced tonight have a big chance of going viral.    The first video is done by the great 3D artists at SET Solution. The Italian team has released several concepts so far for the iPhone 6 and even showed us what an iWatch may look like. The... (read more)
  • Hyperlapse, Instagram's New Awesome Time-Lapse Video App Arrives on the iPhone – Video

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Less than a month ago, Microsoft Research was showing a new way to create stabilized, time-lapse videos. It was only a demo and they said they would eventually release it as an app. Instagram totally blows Microsoft out of the water with their new app, that has been in the works for more than a year.   Hyperlapse was released today in the AppStore and for now it is an iPhone-only app. This app is using the motion info from the gyroscope and accelerometer built into the iPhone to get the n... (read more)
  • Design Patent Awarded for the Famous Glass Apple Store in New York City

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Apple's Fifth Avenue store is iconic. The New York City location has become a symbol for Midtown and a sign of modernism. The glass cube designed by Bohlin Cywinsky Jackson houses a cylindrical glass elevator and a glass spiral staircase to the underground store.   According to Patentlyapple, the Cupertino tech giant applied for a trademark for this store back in August of 2010. That trademark is still pending, but today Apple received a patent from the USPTO.    The structure o... (read more)
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  • Apple once again denied sales ban on Samsung devices in ongoing patent case

    Jordan Kahn
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Bloomberg reports that Apple has once again been denied a sales ban request on Samsung products that were already found to infringe its patents back in May. Apple Inc. (AAPL) failed again to win a sales ban on Samsung Electronics Co. (005930)products found to infringe its smartphone patents, even after requesting what it described as a more limited prohibition. According to the report, Apple had narrowed its request to focus on only certain smartphone models, but Koh still denied the sales ban despite Apple offering Samsung a period of time to implement workarounds for the infringing…
  • Instagram details the technology behind its new Hyperlapse app

    Zac Hall
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    As you can see above, Instagram’s new Hyperlapse app that debuted yesterday is one of the most simple apps on the surface. It does two things: shoots video in either portrait or landscape and changes speed from 1x to 12x for a time-lapse effect. There’s not very much other user interface aside from the record button and speed slider (and the share screen after you save a video), but under the hood there’s a lot of really smart stuff going on with Hyperlapse. For those interested in all the under-the-hood work that went in to Hyperlapse’s video stabilization and…
  • Apple seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 build 13F24 to developers

    Zac Hall
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    Apple has released yet another beta build of the upcoming OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 update. The current build number on today’s release is 13F24, while the previously build released to developers for testing came in at 13F18. Apple continues to ask developers to test USB, USB Smart Cards, Safari, Graphics, and Thunderbolt integration with 10.9.5. The update is available for developers running the previous 10.9.5 seed via Software Update in the Mac App Store.Filed under: Developers Tagged: Apple, Mac App Store, mavericks, Mavericks 10.9.5, OS X, Safari, Smart card, Thunderbolt, Universal…
  • Apple will reportedly unveil its wearable product alongside new iPhones next month

    Zac Hall
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    via @EA_Roa Last month Re/code’s John Paczkowski reported that Apple plans to introduce its new iPhone models at an event scheduled for next month, and today Re/code’s Paczkowski reports that Apple will also reveal its wearable product (i.e. iWatch/iBand) alongside the new iPhones: Apple now plans to unveil a new wearable alongside the two next-generation iPhones we told you the company will debut on September 9th. [...] The new device will, predictably, make good use of Apple’s HealthKit health and fitness platform. It will also — predictably — make good use of HomeKit,…
  • 9to5Toys Lunch Break: Retina iPad mini $320, Acer 27″ 2560×1440 monitor $300, Seagate 5TB HDD $160, more

    Dan DeSilva
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Apple iPad mini w/ Retina display 16GB WiFi: $320 shipped (Reg. $399) Acer 27-inch widescreen monitor $300 (orig. $450), LG 60-inch HDTV $800 (orig. $1300), more Storage: Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 desktop external hard drive: $160 shipped (orig. $250) 6TB Seagate internal SATA III Hard Drive: $193 shipped (40% off) LaCie is now shipping the fastest, highest-capacity Thunderbolt 2…
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  • Creating Bibliographies & Footnote Citations Is Easier With Bookends for Mac

    Bakari Chavanu
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    While it’s quite easy to footnote your sources and create a bibliography for your academic papers and manuscripts in Apple Pages or Microsoft Word, Sonny Software’s Bookends for Mac practically performs the research and citation formatting tasks for you. Bookends is for college level students, writers, and professional researchers who need to keep track of and cite dozens or even hundreds of books and documents in their manuscripts. Bookends is a powerful tool in any writing workflow and can both help you conduct research and manage reference metadata at the same time.
  • Partition & Use Your Time Machine Hard Drive To Store Files Too

    Tim Brookes
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Now that every Apple laptop ships with a solid state drive, many of us are learning to live with smaller storage capacities once more. At the same time, external hard drives are cheaper and roomier than ever – which means there’s often plenty of room for backups and file storage on the same drive. Everyone should backup their Mac with Time Machine, and ideally use offsite backup services just in case. If your Mac’s hard drive is small but your Time Machine hard drive is big, it might be worth using the drive for both backup and storage purposes. How Time Machine…
  • Work With Images? Here’s Why You Need BatchPhoto 4

    Matthew Hughes
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Photography, as we all know, is more than just taking pretty pictures and carrying an oversized camera. There’s a huge aspect of photography that we don’t often talk about. It’s not glamorous. It’s not sexy. It’s called post production. But there’s a better way. It’s called BatchPhoto 4, a fast photo editor that will make your pictures look better, without you having to do much. The latest version of this image editing suite has only been on the market for a few months, and comes with a number of refinements over earlier versions of the same…
  • Windows 3.Fun: Getting Really Old Software Running On A 64-Bit PC

    Justin Pot
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Bit by bit, Windows’ reverse compatibility is fading. Here’s how to fight that – and get incredibly old 16-bit software and games like Chip’s Challenge running. In case you didn’t know: 64-bit versions of Windows can’t run software from the 16-bit era. This isn’t going to be a problem for most people: Windows 3.1, the last 16-bit version of Windows, was released way back in 1992. But if you’ve got an ancient piece of software you want to run on a new computer, are you simply out of luck? Not completely. Let’s go through your options for running 16-bit…
  • 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…
 
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  • Lawsuit Reveals The Minutiae of Apple Stores

    Gary Allen
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:56 am
    In the legal battle over whether Apple has denied its retail store employees their breaks, a picture is emerging of the individual store personalities in California, along with photos of the some of the chain’s largest and most amusement-filled break rooms. In written declarations by store employees, store visitors were described as “upper class,” “very demanding” and “laid back,” and employees at the Palo Alto store said they had to stay on their toes for potential visits from headquarters staff. The lawsuit by former and current California store…
  • Apple Scouting New Location For Chicago Store

    Gary Allen
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:39 pm
    With its primary 10-year lease expired and its enclosed storefront blocking a view of the interior, the North Michigan Avenue (Chicago) store may be scheduled for replacement, according to city real estate sources. A story by Chicago Business says Apple’s real estate scouts are seeking a new location along the Magnificent Mile either to replace the existing store or to generate “leverage” in talks to extend the 10-year lease that expired last year. The two-level store opened in June 2003, and was the third high-profile store in the chain behind SoHo (NYC) and The Grove…
  • 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…
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  • Lumy – The Ultimate Tool for Anyone Interested in Photography

    Richard
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    Chennai, India – Appatakkars today is thrilled to announce the release and immediate availability of Lumy 1.0, a universal app for iPhone and iPad. We all know that light is the most important element in photography. While there are, many other aspects for great photography, if the light is wrong, nothing else will work! So, “What is the best light ?”. The best light is often soft, warm and directional. You might be thinking that it would be nice if you knew when you could expect such a light. Actually, there is a time when such light occurs – this time is known as the…
  • Quotebook 3 Released on the iOS App Store

    Richard
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Lickability today is pleased to introduce Quotebook 3, a universal app for iPhone and iPad, on the App Store. Quotebook is the best app for collecting quotes that matter. Curate, organize, and share the quotes from your library in an app designed for readability. In its third iteration, it has been entirely rewritten and redesigned for simplicity and usability, while adding important context and personality to quotes. “When we redesigned every screen in Quotebook, we put a huge emphasis on typography and the tiniest details and the results are absolutely…
  • Anime Wallpapers 2,000+ sheets for iPhone 5s/5c/5 (Free)

    Richard
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Tokyo, Japan – Dolice today is proud to announce the updated Anime Wallpapers 2,000+ sheets for iPhone 5s/5c/5 (Free). Over 2,500 anime, game and other illustration wallpapers available for free download. The app is iPhone 5s/5c/5/4s/4 compatible. Wallpapers will be added and updated daily. Each wallpaper is made to be compatible with iOS 7′s parallax effect. Save your favorite wallpapers and set them as your home screen or lock screen with the touch of a button. See all of the latest and most popular wallpapers. Access over 12 categories of wallpaper including Anime, Games, and…
  • War Head game for iOS – Destruction at the reach of your fingers

    Richard
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Kuwait – Paralagames Studios, in conjunction of A&A Games, is thrilled to introduce War Head, their new game for the iOS platform with a great concept, very simple and effective story line. You are in control of cool and powerful weapons to settle down conflicts and destroy all reminiscent enemies. Tap and trigger your selected weapon to see destruction on your sight! The game is a first person shoot (FPS) with fixed base. This mean the game has the player centered on the scenario, defending its position. It gives the player a great deal of smoothness and performance on the touch…
  • CS Odessa Introduces New Business Graphics Software – ConceptDraw PRO 10

    Richard
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    San Jose, California – CS Odessa announces the next highly anticipated iteration of our best-selling cross-platform business graphics and diagramming software, ConceptDraw PRO v10. The latest in the ConceptDraw product line comes right on the heels of the release of the new ConceptDraw Solution Browser, making ConceptDraw PRO v10 an intuitive and powerful tool that makes light work of any business graphics task. ConceptDraw PRO’s latest version boasts some new features that are inspired by customer feedback. Version 10 includes a native round-trip import and export of Visio 2013…
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    UsingMac.com

  • 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

  • Mastering the Van Halen power-shuffle

    Jim Dalrymple
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Hot For Teacher, I’m the One, The Full Bug, Ice Cream Man—all classics in the Van Halen catalog. Strap a jet engine to the tried-and-true blues shuffle and you get an uptempo sprint that defines the Van Halen sound. The fast and furious pace make these some of the most challenging rock songs to play on the guitar—unless you know the secrets! Alex Vollmer is a great guitarist and I really like his lessons—they’re professional, explained clearly and very detailed. You can preview and purchase this lesson on his Web site. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • REmatrix multilayer convolution plug-in

    Jim Dalrymple
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:14 pm
    REmatrix combines five individual IRs to create dense, complex and unique spaces. The reverb is then processed with an effects chain designed to add liveliness, create warmth, or even completely reshape decay and create a reverb character that cannot be obtained with any other tool. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • TextExpander touch 3 beta testers wanted

    Jim Dalrymple
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    TextExpander is a great app and the folks at Smile are among my favorite developers. If you want to help beta test the new version, you can contact them directly. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • One of the first Apple HomeKit-compatible devices ships

    Shawn King
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Re/code: August Smart Lock, an electronic lock that provides keyless entry into the home, started shipping in limited quantities this week to consumers who placed orders on the company’s website. The device…lets people unlock their doors using a smartphone app (instead of a key). The electronic lock replaces the interior portion of an existing deadbolt lock and opens whenever you, a house guest or the cleaner approaches with the right virtual key stored in the smartphone app. The second to last sentence in the piece might be even more important/interesting and I think it is the future…
  • Storytelling, comedy, comics, and film: A career spanning conversation with Berkeley Breathed

    Shawn King
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Comics Alliance: Ever since Bloom County became a sensation in the early ’80s, Berkeley Breathed has had an incredibly varied career. He followed Bloom County‘s initial success with two more popular comic strips, Outland and Opus; he won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning; he wrote and illustrated best-selling children’s books; he adapted his own stories into a pair of animated TV specials, and he provided art for various environmental and animal-welfare charities. …and last month, he made a rare convention appearance, playing to a packed room at San Diego Comic-Con.
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  • 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

  • Apple to Launch iWatch Wearable Device on September 9

    Paul Horowitz
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    Apple will unveil it’s new “wearable” device alongside the iPhone 6 on September 9, according to a new report from the well-sourced Re/Code. Commonly referred to as the “iWatch”, the Re/Code report calls it a “wearable” and mentions the new Apple product will make use of several iOS 8 features, including HealthKit and HomeKit. Re/Code ... Read More
  • Is This Hot Dog the New iPhone 6? [Humor]

    Paul Horowitz
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    With the official iPhone 6 unveiling just a few weeks away, rumors and hype surrounding the new phone are really heating up. Part leaks, mockups, conjecture, and overproduced videos showing off little alleged internal components that are entirely meaningless to the average human, are all part of the run-up to the new iPhone release, and ... Read More
  • Larger iPad with 12.9″ Display Coming in Early 2015

    Paul Horowitz
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Apple will release a larger iPad with a 12.9″ screen in early 2015, according to a new report from Bloomberg. “Apple Inc.’s suppliers are preparing to manufacture the company’s largest-ever iPad, with production scheduled to commence by the first quarter of next year, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The new iPad will ... Read More
  • How to Calibrate Mac Displays for the Best Picture & Color

    Paul Horowitz
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    Having an external monitor hooked up to a Mac can boost productivity significantly, and most users who get a secondary screen just hook it up and start using it – it works, so why mess around, right? But to get the best picture and color representation out of your external display, you’ll want to take ... Read More
  • Make Image Proof Sheets on a Mac Quickly with This Trick

    Paul Horowitz
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Aside from using apps like Photoshop, one of the best ways to make a contact sheet on the Mac is to use Automator to generate the thumbnail sheet as needed. But because Automator requires the usage of an OS X scripting utility, it’s beyond the comfort level of many users, and it also takes time ... Read More
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  • Apple Stock Is About To Explode

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    AAPL 3rd Wave Projection – Originally posted in March 2013 (click to enlarge) So you think Apple stock has been on a rocket ride these past few weeks…well, you ain’t seen nothing yet! Of course this is my personal opinion, but it is based on a big picture view that most analysts are missing because they are too steeped trying to compare Apple to every other tech company out there. Or, perhaps it’s because they forgot about Apple’s ability to create markets, or establish trends. The truth is, I almost forgot too. The new product category cycle that Apple…
  • 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.”
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  • Things to Consider When Upgrading

    Phyllis Evans
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    Within the next few weeks we should be seeing the release of OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8. I, for one, am looking forward to these releases. Apple has been slowly and steadily working toward making the interchange between iOS devices and full computers seamless. While I haven’t had the chance to work with the coming iOS 8, I have been working with Yosemite on my MacBook Air, and so far it has been a pleasant experience. I can only speak for my own set up (2011 11” Air with 256 GB SSD, 4 GB RAM), but I’ve seen a noticeable improvement in overall speed.  Like with any major upgrade, the…
  • Enjoy Shazam on your Mac too!

    Terry White
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I’ve enjoyed Shazam on my iPhone for years. Shazam is an iOS app that allows you to identify/tag music (and now TV shows) that is playing around you. You hear a song playing on the radio, in a restaurant, at an event, etc, and you say yourself “I like that song. I wonder what’s it called?” Just fire up Shazam and within a  few seconds the name of the song will pop up on the screen with the artist info and even a link to go buy it on the iTunes store if it’s available. I love it. Just the other day I opened up the Mac App Store app and Shazam was featured there…
  • Apps for D.C. Road Trip

    Chita Hunter
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:49 pm
    The Digital Experience On The Road While recently on a vacation road trip, I made an impromptu visit to the nations capitol, Washington D.C. The impromptu plan was to spend one whole day being a tourist, walking and visiting the many monuments and buildings on my wish list. And, while it’s a great ideal to get plenty of walking in—good for the body exercise, I found that in order to complete my list in an appreciative amount of time, it would have been better to get mobile for parts of the journey—to reach all my wish list destinations before nightfall. Maybe renting a bike, renting a…
  • 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  
 
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  • Lumy – The Ultimate Tool for Anyone Interested in Photography

    Richard
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    Chennai, India – Appatakkars today is thrilled to announce the release and immediate availability of Lumy 1.0, a universal app for iPhone and iPad. We all know that light is the most important element in photography. While there are, many other aspects for great photography, if the light is wrong, nothing else will work! So, “What is the best light ?”. The best light is often soft, warm and directional. You might be thinking that it would be nice if you knew when you could expect such a light. Actually, there is a time when such light occurs – this time is known as the…
  • Quotebook 3 Released on the iOS App Store

    Richard
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Lickability today is pleased to introduce Quotebook 3, a universal app for iPhone and iPad, on the App Store. Quotebook is the best app for collecting quotes that matter. Curate, organize, and share the quotes from your library in an app designed for readability. In its third iteration, it has been entirely rewritten and redesigned for simplicity and usability, while adding important context and personality to quotes. “When we redesigned every screen in Quotebook, we put a huge emphasis on typography and the tiniest details and the results are absolutely…
  • Anime Wallpapers 2,000+ sheets for iPhone 5s/5c/5 (Free)

    Richard
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Tokyo, Japan – Dolice today is proud to announce the updated Anime Wallpapers 2,000+ sheets for iPhone 5s/5c/5 (Free). Over 2,500 anime, game and other illustration wallpapers available for free download. The app is iPhone 5s/5c/5/4s/4 compatible. Wallpapers will be added and updated daily. Each wallpaper is made to be compatible with iOS 7′s parallax effect. Save your favorite wallpapers and set them as your home screen or lock screen with the touch of a button. See all of the latest and most popular wallpapers. Access over 12 categories of wallpaper including Anime, Games, and…
  • War Head game for iOS – Destruction at the reach of your fingers

    Richard
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Kuwait – Paralagames Studios, in conjunction of A&A Games, is thrilled to introduce War Head, their new game for the iOS platform with a great concept, very simple and effective story line. You are in control of cool and powerful weapons to settle down conflicts and destroy all reminiscent enemies. Tap and trigger your selected weapon to see destruction on your sight! The game is a first person shoot (FPS) with fixed base. This mean the game has the player centered on the scenario, defending its position. It gives the player a great deal of smoothness and performance on the touch…
  • CS Odessa Introduces New Business Graphics Software – ConceptDraw PRO 10

    Richard
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    San Jose, California – CS Odessa announces the next highly anticipated iteration of our best-selling cross-platform business graphics and diagramming software, ConceptDraw PRO v10. The latest in the ConceptDraw product line comes right on the heels of the release of the new ConceptDraw Solution Browser, making ConceptDraw PRO v10 an intuitive and powerful tool that makes light work of any business graphics task. ConceptDraw PRO’s latest version boasts some new features that are inspired by customer feedback. Version 10 includes a native round-trip import and export of Visio 2013…
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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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  • Maintain serves up Cocktail 7.1 (Mavericks Edition)

    dsellers
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    Maintain (http://maintain.se/cocktail) has served up Cocktail 7.1 (Mavericks Edition). This version is a maintenance upgrade. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Mac. Its features are arranged into five categories designed to help you manage various aspects of your computer, including Disk, System, Files, Network and the OS X Interface. Cocktail (Mavericks Edition) requires OS X Mavericks to run. It costs US$19. A demo is available for download.
  • LaCie ships new Thunderbolt 2 storage solution

    dsellers
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    LaCie (www.lacie.com) is shipping the LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 in a 48TB capacity. The company says it's the "fastest, highest–capacity" Thunderbolt 2 storage solution on the market with speeds of up to 1330 MB/s and eight Seagate 6 TB 7200 RPM professional hard disks. Built with 4K video workflows in mind, it delivers enough bandwidth to support 10–bit, 4K footage. Videographers can work directly from RAW files in Apple Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere, get maximum quality from footage and see edits in real time. read more
  • G5's The Cursed Ship, Collector's Edition comes to the Mac

    dsellers
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    G5's The Cursed Ship, Collector's Edition (http://tinyurl.com/nu2s5pp) is now available for the Mac. It's being offered for US$4.99 through Aug. 29; the normal price is $6.99. Here's how the game is described: "The Ondine, the biggest and most luxurious cruise ship ever built, departed on her maiden voyage long ago. But her enormous pools, ornate casinos and grand ballroom were never seen again. Now the Trident Corporation has sent you to locate the ship and rescue its remains. During this dangerous mission, you lose all forms of contact and collide with the Ondine. read more
  • Brawlerz : Nitro for Mac and PC is now on Steam Greenlight

    dsellers
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    Bail! Enemy Jet and Rum Theory has announced their new Steam Greenlight project for Brawlers : Nitro. It's compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux systems. Here's how Brawlers : Nitro is described: "The game offers fast paced retro arcade style gameplay, RPG elements and multiplayer all rolled into one super slick package. Choose the car that suits your strategy: it's a reflection of your inner maniac. This isn't a death race or rally, it's a fight to the death, pure and simple! The game supports Mac, Linux and Windows computers. read more
  • GoodTimes update for Mac OS X focuses on weddings

    dsellers
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    TheKeptPromise (http://thekeptpromise.com/) has revved GoodTimes, its collage and layout app for Mac OS X, to version 1.3. The upgrade is focused exclusively on weddings, offering many wedding specific themes, objects and backgrounds. With GoodTimes, you can send "Thank You!" cards, post on Facebook and more. It provides tools for tool capture a photo gallery, preparing your frames and test driving your photos in them. GoodTimes 1.3 costs US$19.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category. It requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher.
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  • Apple TV Starter Guide

    Chris Slate
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Thinking of getting an Apple TV? Good for you! It’s only $99 and you deserve it. My family and I have enjoyed using ours for years, and if the wife and kids had to choose, they’d probably ditch me before giving up the easy access to HBO GO, Netflix, and Disney Junior. (I don’t take it personally.) Setting up an Apple TV is dead easy, but I’ve whipped up this quick guide to make sure you get the most out of your little black box. Come meet the new star of your living room! Say hello to your little friend.APPLE TV IS a small (3.9"x3.9”), square box that uses an Internet…
  • iPhone 6 Features and Rumors: What We Know So Far

    Michael Simon
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:39 pm
    We all know the iPhone 6 is coming; it's just a question of when. Since 2008, Apple has unveiled an entirely new handset every two years, and all evidence indicates we're only a short time away from the eighth iteration of the iPhone — naturally, we're pretty stoked.We're sure Apple will have a few tricks up its sleeve on the big day, but there's a lot we already know about the new iPhone. Leaked schematics, pilfered parts, and substantiated rumors have been floating around the Internet for a while now, so it's not too hard to get a pretty clear picture of what it will look like. (Plus,…
  • Deals: Load Up on Backup Battery with Limefuel Lite USB Battery Pack

    MacLife Staff
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]There's nothing worse than a phone or tablet that is on it's last bit of battery. You want to use it, but you know you can't do any of the things that you really want to do for fear of draining it entirely too fast. What's worse is it always seems to happen when you're away from a charger. Never suffer through those tough times again with the Limefuel Lite USB Battery Pack. It's on sale in our latest Deal.How handy would it be to always have a backup power source right when you need it? That's what you'll have with the…
  • Morning Report: iPad Hits Speed Bump, V.BTTN, Thinner MacBook Rumors

    J.R. Bookwalter
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    While many pundits and analysts proclaim it's curtains for the tablet market, one of technology's more prominent voices says it's too early to write off such devices. Today's Morning Report also takes a look at rumors of a thinner MacBook for early next year, and a cute little programmable button that works with all of your devices. Read on for the details!Apple CEO Dismisses Tablet Sales Slump as "Speed Bump"You've seen the headlines: It's apparently game over for tablets, the market for such devices has crashed, and it was fun while it lasted. Thankfully, we have the far saner voice of…
  • Showtime Anytime Channel Comes to Apple TV

    Leif Johnson
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
    The big update to Apple TV may still be in the works, but in the meantime, everyone's favorite Cupertino company has expanded the device's current offerings with the addition of a Showtime Anytime channel. Notably, the channel acts as both an on-demand channel and way to view subscription content if you already have the channel through a cable provider.There's a good chance you can run the channel if you live in the States and have both a cable connection and a subscription to Showtime. Supported providers include AT&T U-Verse, Bright House Networks, Comcast Xfinity, Cox, DIRECTV,…
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  • Roamio OTA: Tivo Targets Aereo Customers

    the rocr
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:03 pm
    IPTV (internet protocol television) provider Aereo was well on its way to kicking the snot out of cable TV and satellite TV providers when the US Supreme Court killed Aereo. Regardless, the local broadcast TV + IPTV DVR business model ... The post Roamio OTA: Tivo Targets Aereo Customers appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • iPhone Killswitch: How to Enable Activation Lock

    the rocr
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:47 pm
    On Monday, California mandated that all smartphones ship with a killswitch installed and turned on by default. That’s very nice, but not as nice as Apple’s iPhone killswitch. For example every iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 7, which as ... The post iPhone Killswitch: How to Enable Activation Lock appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Toast DVD 2.0 Adds Blu-ray, Video_TS, FLV support

    the rocr
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Roxio got bought by Corel, but it’s most famous app — Toast — is now available in more ways than ever. Buy the full Toast 12 Titanium or Pro for $60 or $100, respectively, or get just the functionality you ... The post Toast DVD 2.0 Adds Blu-ray, Video_TS, FLV support appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • CloudKit Now Requires OS X Yosemite DP5, iOS 8 Beta 5

    the rocr
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:24 pm
    In just over two weeks, Apple will formally introduce the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 to public. Time is short. That said, Apple has sent an email to developers noting the following change: CloudKit requires OS X Yosemite DP5 and ... The post CloudKit Now Requires OS X Yosemite DP5, iOS 8 Beta 5 appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Music Evolution: 30 Years in One GIF

    the rocr
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:19 pm
    To love music is to hate music and you don’t really know music until you have lived it. Barring that, enjoy this simple yet devastatingly clear animated (hard “G”) GIF of music evolution. Back in 1983, music sales were divided pretty ... The post Music Evolution: 30 Years in One GIF 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 Awarded Patent – Electronic Devices with Flexible Displays

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
    Apple has been awarded a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, for `Electronic devices with flexible displays’, which controls mechanisms used with flexible displays to replace... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s Battery Replacement Program

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    Electronics is not without its fair share of failures and batteries bear the most brunt. And going by the record, Apple maintains a strict customer satisfaction first strategy for its line of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 ways to increase security and privacy of your iPhone, iPad and Mac

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    Apple products are known for not just their simple yet awe inspiring designs but also the hardware mechanism that makes them such useful devices. The Apple product owners have from little to no... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Resolution of the New iPhone 6 Calls for an Assured Askance

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:32 am
    The count of people holding their breath for the iPhone 6 is really high and ever increasing. Experts have brought up their words regarding the phone’s resolution and apple stands on a raised scale... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Coin – Connected Device for Credit/Debit/Membership/Loyalty Cards

    24 Aug 2014 | 1:43 am
    Coin is a connected device which has the capabilities to hold and behave like the card such as the debit, credit, gift, loyalty and membership cards and instead of carrying several cards, users can... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Apple Fires An Engineer For Leaking These iPhone 6 Pictures | Wonderfulengineering

    FriendsofMac
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    By The Engineer – August, 22nd 2014 Apple is all set for the launch of its new iPhone 6 scheduled for 9th September with two variants; one coming with a screen size of 4.7” and the other with a screen size of 5.5”. Some new images have surfaced showing how the iPhone 6 will look like. According to some sources, Apple has fired the engineer who is believed to have leaked the pictures.  The name and identity of the engineer remains confidential due legal issues. We have been following up on news about iPhone 6 and, therefore, we had to show you new pictures of iPhone 6’s 4.7”…
  • Looks Like the iPhone 6 Charger is Getting a Redesign | Cult of Mac

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    24 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    For years now, the tiny 5-watt charger that has shipped with the iPhone has gone more or less unchanged. But according to a new report out of China, this fall, Apple will ship a new, squatter charger with the release of the iPhone 6. Like an iPhone charger on junk food, leaked pics show that the new charger will no longer be a perfectly round square, but instead longer than it is tall, with indentations on each side to make it easier to push or pull out of a wall. As some commenters have already noticed, this new charger looks a lot like the Australian iPhone charger, except with U.S. prongs…
  • 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

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    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

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    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…
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  • The Top Mistakes Web Design Companies Keep on Making

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