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  • Why I wish I could charge my iPhone wirelessly

    Macworld
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    With new iPhone hardware just around the corner, this is the time of the year when everyone who follows the world of Apple’s mobile handset gets to create a mental wishlist of new features they’d like to see when Tim Cook walks onto stage on September 9. This year’s upcoming announcement has already been met in the press with a litany of expected improvements, from larger screens to all kinds of environmental sensors. But there is one particular feature that has been topping my wishlist for several years now: wireless charging.Fighting for USB Thanks to the nature of my job, my family…
  • Jettison is ready for OS X Yosemite's 'dark mode'

    MacTech News
    dsellers
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:03 am
     St. Clair Software has released Jettison 1.4.1 (http://tinyurl.com/kvonedl), an update to their Mac OS X application that automatically ejects external drives before your Mac goes to sleep. Jettison eliminates the hassle of manually ejecting Time Machine backup drives, network server volumes and flash drives. Just close the lid of your MacBook and Jettison does it for you. Version 1.4.1 improves the logic for ejecting and remounting all disks, with specific improvements for SD cards and flash drives. It also delivers user interface refinements and support for Yosemite's "dark mode." read…
  • September 9th: The beginning, or the beginning of the end, of Apple’s Tim Cook Era

    MacDailyNews
    MacDailyNews
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    “It’s going to be a big show in Cupertino September 9th. We’ll see at least one new phone,” Mark Sullivan writes for VentureBeat. “But most importantly we’ll see what could be called the first product of the Cook era, an Apple smartwatch.” “The unveiling will be held at the Flint Center in Cupertino, the same venue where the world got its first look at the Mac,” Sullivan writes. “Apple is already building a big new structure outside the venue — a big white box with something mysterious inside.” “The watch is the first wholly new…
  • Buyer's Guide: Labor Day Deals on the iPad Air, Retina iPad mini, Apps, and More

    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Mac Blog
    Juli Clover
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm
    There are quite a few deals on Apple products, apps, and accessories this week due to the upcoming Labor Day holiday in the United States. Retailers have discounted the iPad Air, Retina iPad mini, and more, and several app developers are cutting app prices. While there are few deals on Apple's lineup of Mac products, Apple's own back to school program is still ongoing until September 9, offering EDU customers a gift card with the purchase of a Mac, iPad, or iPhone. Best Buy is also continuing to offer EDU customers $100 off all MacBooks and the iMac. iPad Air Staples is offering $30…
  • Claim: compromising celebrity photos due to iCloud hack

    MacNN
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    A plethora of new celebrity nude images have surfaced on the Internet, along with claims that the photos and videos are the result of a hack of iCloud accounts. At least one of the victims of the leak has confirmed the images, but did not confirm the leak came from iCloud and added that the images now circulating were "deleted long ago," saying it would take a lot of "creepy effort" to obtain them....
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  • Chinese SAIC purports Microsoft anti-piracy measures are monopolistic

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) has questioned Microsoft Vice President Chen Shi regarding allegations of abuse of Microsoft's monopoly on operating systems, productivity software, and browsers in the country. As part of the questioning, Microsoft has been given 20 days to respond to complaints alleging that Microsoft's use of serialization of software may have violated China's anti-monopoly laws....
  • Claim: compromising celebrity photos due to iCloud hack

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    A plethora of new celebrity nude images have surfaced on the Internet, along with claims that the photos and videos are the result of a hack of iCloud accounts. At least one of the victims of the leak has confirmed the images, but did not confirm the leak came from iCloud and added that the images now circulating were "deleted long ago," saying it would take a lot of "creepy effort" to obtain them....
  • Tech reviewer Anand Lal Shimpi hired by Apple; Anandtech to continue

    31 Aug 2014 | 7:37 pm
    On Saturday night, well-regarded technology analyst and reviewer Anand Lal Shimpi, creator and owner of AnandTech, surprised readers with an announcement that he was retiring from the site and the tech publishing world. On Sunday, Apple confirmed that it had hired Shimpi, though it did not reveal what is job there would be. Shimpi, 32, originally started the site that became AnandTech on Geocities when he was 14 years old, and said that the site would continue without him....
  • Amazon battling on multiple fronts, Japanese publishers now protesting

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:13 pm
    In addition to its fight with publisher Hachette, Amazon is also battling a series of Japanese publishers. In the process of launching a new ranking system in the country, Amazon Japan is alienating publishers, giving higher rankings to sellers that pay a larger percentage of income back to Amazon, and also boosting search results of publishers that hold larger back catalogs for sale on the service....
  • Apple and AmEx rumored to team up for iPhone payments [u]

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    [Updated with claims of Visa, Mastercard deals] According to financial industry sources, credit card company American Express is teaming up with Apple on an iPhone payments system. The new offering is said to allow holders of an iPhone 6 to use the upcoming device in lieu of a physical card in retail shops with compatible hardware. It is not known if the feature will debut with the iPhone 6, or with a future software rollout....
 
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  • Office 365 news round-up

    Jake Zborowski
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    One great advantage of our Office 365 cloud-based productivity suite is that you no longer have to wait months or years, until a new version of Office is released to receive software updates and improvements. You get new features immediately, as part of your Office 365 subscription, as soon as they are available and ready to use. Microsoft developers are the source of those ongoing improvements and new features—and not only our internal developers. Office 365 is a platform as well as a product, and there is a growing community of developers who are building new applications for Office 365,…
  • Join us for Tuesday’s webinar: Archiving items in Outlook

    Doug Thomas
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Old emails can be wrapped up for safe keeping in Outlook. You can think of archiving as a way to clean up your inbox (especially if you’re running into limits) or as a backup. We’ll show you what you need to know about automatic and manual archiving in Outlook.  Join us for our Office 15-Minute Webinar at 9:15 am Pacific Time. There’s also a 20-minute Q&A afterwards. You will need to register for this webinar (it takes only a few seconds). Register and attend https://microsoft.eventbuilder.com/event2.asp?eventID=a2i6g93q Doors open at 9:00 am Pacific Time and we start…
  • Open sourcing Exchange Web Services (EWS) Java API

    Office 365 Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Victor Boctor is a principal architect on the Exchange team. Our last release of Exchange Web Services Java API was in January 2013 (see blog post). Since then, we’ve received feedback about several issues with our model for supporting the Java client APIs. These issues include: License is restrictive. It doesn’t allow sharing of source code modifications except with Microsoft. Hard to contribute. The project doesn’t utilize collaboration platforms like CodePlex or GitHub to facilitate the process for contributing bugs, reports, patches, and other kinds of contributions. Release cycle.
  • Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 013 with Chakkaradeep Chandran on Office 365 APIs in Visual Studio

    Office 365 Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    In episode 13, Jeremy Thake chats to Chakkaradeep Chandran about the Office 365 APIs in Visual Studio and some of his open source projects. http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP13_ChakkaradeepChandran.mp3 Download the podcast. Weekly updates Introduction to Office 365 Development training available on-demand from Microsoft Virtual Academy—for free on blogs.office.com Using the HttpClient Class with SharePoint 2013 REST API by Steve Curran Using the Exchange Online EWSs API with Office 365 API via Azure AD  by Jeremy Thake System update for SharePoint list items…
  • Expanding the classroom to global proportions with Office 365

    Office 365 Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Lindsay Parenteau, senior student, University of Massachusetts, shares her experience with Office 365. It wasn’t until my senior year as a biochemistry student at UMass that I experienced the potential of cloud computing. I had signed up for an elective course called Decision Making in the Age of Cloud Computing. It’s a combination of biology and business studies where we work with students from around the world to research the efficacy of different biotech companies. We used productivity tools to literally erase the geographical and time zone barriers of working with team members in…
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    TidBITS

  • External Link: Josh Centers and The Tech Night Owl on iPhone Batteries

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Managing Editor Josh Centers once again joined the Tech Night Owl podcast to discuss his recent odyssey to replace his iPhone 5 battery, his growing annoyance with planned obsolescence, and the one thing that will keep him from buying an iWatch. 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…
  • External Link: Anand Shimpi Goes to Apple

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    Anand Lal Shimpi of AnandTech is retiring from tech publishing at 32, but he’s far from done with the tech world. Shimpi is heading to Apple, but it’s not yet known in what capacity. AnandTech will continue on, with Ryan Smith as editor in chief. 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…
  • Find the Time, Worldwide, with the Time Zones App

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    It can be a challenge to coordinate all the people involved in the global TidBITS media empire, but a new iOS app makes it easier. 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: Google’s Secret Delivery Drones

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    Google has revealed its previously secret drone delivery program to Alexis Madrigal of The Atlantic. The program, dubbed Project Wing, has been in development for two years by the company’s Google X research lab. Google is “cautiously optimistic” that it will be able to work something out with regulators, who have so far shot down the idea of delivery drones, likely to preempt citizens from shooting down the actual drones. Regardless, Madrigal’s story is a fascinating look into the technical issues faced by Google and delivery drone programs from Amazon and others. Read the full…
  • FunBITS: Getting The Most Out Of Your iPhone’s Music With CanOpener

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    The powerful CanOpener app brings iPhone music to life with some clever sound-processing tricks. 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

  • Aplos is a very flawed, but beautiful new Twitter client

    George Tinari
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Aplos is a brand new Twitter app for iPhone that tries to shove important user features into a minimalistic design. Some highlights include a unified timeline for multiple accounts, web browsing reminiscent of Facebook's chat heads and intelligent...
  • Rumor Roundup: Schrödinger's iPhone

    Chris Rawson
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    More iPhone 6 component photos 'confirm' silver, gray and gold colors, depict larger internal speaker and new vibrator design (9to5 Mac) At least 9to5 Mac had the decency to put "confirm" in sarcastiquotes. These photos look like they were taken in...
  • Craaave is an app that finally makes music truly social

    George Tinari
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Making music social is a feat many have tried accomplishing but no one has quite nailed it. Spotify and Facebook came pretty close when they teamed up to share what Spotify users were listening to on their Facebook profiles. This worked for a little...
  • Flick Knights is flicktastic fun

    Jessica Buchanan
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Flick Knights is a turn-based strategy game where you play against others online or in local play. The goal of Flick Knights is to flick your characters into the opposing team's characters to cause enough damage to flick them out of the arena and...
  • See what time it is around the world with Time Zones + World Clock Time Converter

    Mel Martin
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Although the included Time app from Apple is useful enough, Time Zones + World Clock Time Converter (free with in-app purchase) goes Apple a few steps better. The attractive GUI features the ability to rename locations, so you can call a place "Mom...
 
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    MacRumors

  • Possible 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Rear Shell Showcased in New Video

    Kelly Hodgkins
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    A video showcasing what is claimed to be the rear shell of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 was published today by Nowhereelse.fr. While component leaks have been abundant for the 4.7-inch version, this is one of only a few leaks for the 5.5-inch iPhone, which is rumored to be entering production in September. The site's sources also claim Apple has selected "iPhone Air" as the name for this larger iPhone version. The metal frame in this latest leak is similar in appearance to a rear shell that appeared last month. Both shells have thick antenna breaks, a rounded opening for an updated True Tone flash,…
  • Apple Not Expected to Ship Reversible USB-Lightning Cable or New Adapter Alongside iPhone 6

    Richard Padilla
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:07 am
    Apple will likely not be shipping a new Lighting cable or redesigned USB power adapter alongside the iPhone 6, according to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via AppleInsider). Kuo notes that he doesn't expect either accessory to receive design changes when shipped alongside the iPhone 6, noting that"cost concerns" and"limited improvements to overall user experience" are preventing Apple from making such moves. Moca.co's prototype USB adapter and Lightning cable based on Apple's designs The report follows recent leaks of a revamped Lightning cable with a reversible USB…
  • Apple Hires Longtime Technology Journalist Anand Lal Shimpi

    Richard Padilla
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:27 pm
    After announcing his departure from AnandTech, veteran technology journalist Anand Lal Shimpi will join Apple in an undisclosed role, reports Re/code. A representative for Apple confirmed that Shimpi would be joining the company, but also declined to provide any further details. Image credit: Anandtech Shimpi launched AnandTech in 1997 and established the website's reputation around in-depth analysis and reviews on a number of topics from the world of technology, including posts on Apple's line of desktops, notebooks, iPhones, iPads, iPods, and accessories. In his farewell post on AnandTech…
  • Apple Partnering With American Express on iPhone Mobile Payments Initiative [Updated]

    Eric Slivka
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    Apple's rumored mobile payments initiative appears to be coming closer to launch, with Re/code reporting the company has reached a deal to partner with American Express.Apple has reached an agreement with American Express to work together on its new iPhone payments system, according to sources familiar with the talks. American Express is one of several partners Apple will need to sign up before it can launch its new payments plan, which sources say it plans to announce at its September 9 product event.Apple was previously reported to have been in negotiations with Visa over the effort, which…
  • Apple Reportedly Weighing $400 Price Range for Upcoming Wearable Device

    Eric Slivka
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
    In the latest of a string a reports regarding Apple's plans for its upcoming wearable device, Re/code reports company executives have "discussed" a rough price of $400 for the device. That is merely a range, however, with cheaper models perhaps also in the works.Apple executives have discussed charging around $400 for the company’s new wearable device. Pricing has yet to be finalized for the forthcoming product, which is expected to begin shipping next year. Sources say consumers should expect a range of prices for different models including lower priced versions.The report…
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    Macworld

  • Comic: Pizza phone payments

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Macworld and Rich Stevens of Diesel Sweeties present Multitouch Theater, a weekly cartoon about Macs, iOS, and everything in-between. This week: An oral history of Apple mice, part two. Previously on Multitouch Theater: A history of Apple mice, part two.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • The Week in Mac Accessories: Bags and bytes

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Bags and bytesIn our latest roundup of new Mac gear, we've got all kinds of ways to carry your MacBook, plus mega-storage, colorful mice, standing desks, and more.BooqThe $295 Cobra brief is a mid-sized laptop bag — it’ll fit a 15-inch MacBook Pro — with an extra pocket for your iPad, phone, or other small items. The laptop compartment is padded, the pockets are trimmed with leather, and the entire bag is outfitted with a waterproof nylon exterior, ensuring that your valuable electronics are safe from the elements.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Why I wish I could charge my iPhone wirelessly

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    With new iPhone hardware just around the corner, this is the time of the year when everyone who follows the world of Apple’s mobile handset gets to create a mental wishlist of new features they’d like to see when Tim Cook walks onto stage on September 9. This year’s upcoming announcement has already been met in the press with a litany of expected improvements, from larger screens to all kinds of environmental sensors. But there is one particular feature that has been topping my wishlist for several years now: wireless charging.Fighting for USB Thanks to the nature of my job, my family…
  • StorageStatus review: Be a little smarter about how you use your storage

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    StorageStatus Connected drives are the lifeblood of my workflow. No matter how much internal storage I have in my machine, I still keep an arsenal of external drives around for backups, music, videos, and anything else I don’t want bogging down my day-to-day. Once they’re plugged in, though, I tend to forget about them, to the point where I often pull them out without properly ejecting. StorageStatus’ (Mac App Store link) active menu bar icon didn’t just alleviate my absent-mindedness, it taught me to identify each drive’s cycles so to better maximize efficiency.To read this article…
  • Automate your Mac: four smart hacks for managing files

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:47 am
    Managing files and folders is one of the most obvious—and easiest—chores to automate on your Mac, thanks to specialized tools like Hazel, as well as generalists like AppleScript, Automator, and Keyboard Maestro.Clear the desktop Tool: Automator I’m one of those people who litters his desktop with files throughout the day. I’ve created an Automator workflow that moves these files to a Desktop Moved folder I’ve created within my Documents folder. To create, I opened Automator, and selected Calendar Alarm as the type of document. I then added the following actions, in order: Get…
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    MacTech News

  • Have a great Labor Day

    dsellers
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    Today is Labor Day in the U.S., so "MacNews" and "MacTech" will be closed. Have a great day with family and friends and be safe if you're traveling.
  • ArtRage for Mac OS X gets 64-bit support

    dsellers
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    ArtRage (www.artrage.com) is shipping now with faster 64-bit support. The upgrade of the painting software for Mac and Windows features a 64-bit engine for speed improvements, larger projects and canvases, and additional features listed below.   ArtRage 4.5 costs US$50 for new users. However, it's a free upgrade for ArtRage 4.x users and a $25 upgrade for owners of previous version, including OEM versions that came bundled with Wacom tablets worldwide.
  • Jettison is ready for OS X Yosemite's 'dark mode'

    dsellers
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:03 am
     St. Clair Software has released Jettison 1.4.1 (http://tinyurl.com/kvonedl), an update to their Mac OS X application that automatically ejects external drives before your Mac goes to sleep. Jettison eliminates the hassle of manually ejecting Time Machine backup drives, network server volumes and flash drives. Just close the lid of your MacBook and Jettison does it for you. Version 1.4.1 improves the logic for ejecting and remounting all disks, with specific improvements for SD cards and flash drives. It also delivers user interface refinements and support for Yosemite's "dark mode." read…
  • Billings Pro for Mac OS X, iOS revved to version 1.8

    dsellers
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Marketcircle has unveiled Billings Pro 1.8 (http://www.marketcircle.com/billingspro), an update to its time billing and invoicing solution for Mac OS X and iOS devices. It's a multi-user time tracking and invoicing application for for multi-user businesses, with a web interface for workers to track time. Version 1.8 is designed to maximize the capabilities of the iPhone and iPad to create a one-stop app for freelancers and working professionals to track their time, expenses, and mileage and to send invoices and track payments. read more
  • FabFilter releases FabFilter Pro-Q 2 equalizer plug-in

    dsellers
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    FabFilter has released FabFilter Pro-Q 2, an update to the Pro-Q equalizer plug-in. It sports new features such as full screen mode, natural phase processing, Aauto gain, spectrum gGrab, Gain-Q interaction, and slope support for all filter types. For Pro-Q 2, FabFilter has redesigned the internal filter engine from the ground up. It's also boosted by user interface innovations. read more
 
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    Touch Arcade

  • 'The Walking Dead Pinball' Review - I Missed, Lee

    Shaun Musgrave
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Having just finished my review of the final episode of The Walking Dead Season Two [$4.99], I thought it might be nice to decompress with a little pinball, as I often do after finishing a story-heavy game. Luckily for me, the developers behind Zen Pinball [Free] just released a thematically-appropriate new table as both a standalone app and an in-app purchase within the regular app. The Walking Dead Pinball [$1.99] follows most of the well-established trappings of Zen Studios's take on silverball, so it's hard to say if people burnt out on their offerings will be all that excited with it. For…
  • The TouchArcade Show - 170 - New 3DS, New iPhone, New Podcast Episode

    Eli Hodapp
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Just as we were about to record, Nintendo went and announced the "new" 3DS which is a lot like the old 3DS but with some more trigger buttons and an extra analog stick. So, we hit the record button and talked about the latest from big N before discussing the games of the week. From there, we spend a lot of time speculating what the new iPhone and iWatch (or whatever it ends up being) are going to be all about. We won't have long to wait, thankfully. Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em…
  • TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Bioshock'

    Jared Nelson
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:19 pm
    The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it…
  • Best iPhone and iPad Games of the Week: 8/29/14 - 'Dodo Master' and More

    Eli Hodapp
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    This week is lead by a surprisingly good game that I never would've expected to be as great as it turned out to be if I hadn't tried it. Dodo Master has a weird name and an icon that doesn't give you any idea what the game is about... But, that seems to be the way that most of the true App Store gems work out: Totally awesome games that you never expect. Here's the best games we reviewed this week: 5 Stars Dodo Master Pocket, $0.99 [HD] [Review] - As mentioned, these sorts of games are what make the App Store so awesome. Here we have the first game released by a (seemingly) new iOS developer…
  • 'Dodo Master' Review - Classic Platforming isn't Extinct

    Andrew Fretz
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    I don't usually find myself speechless after playing an iOS game, but Dodo Master [$0.99 / $0.99 (HD)] has given me pause. The game is so carefully crafted, and so well planned, and so well tested that I want to be certain that each word I write about it is equally well thought out. My completely uninformed guess is that Samir Selah comes from a long line of watch makers. Every bit and piece of this game fits perfectly together in a well paced harmony. With his debut iOS release he has struck gold, now its just up to us to go pick it up. Your Dodo finds herself trapped in a dungeon with her…
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Steve Jobs gets posthumous design patent on iconic NYC Apple store

    Joe Mullin
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    The original design of Apple's 5th Avenue NYC store, which stood from 2006 until 2011. Flodigrip / flickr The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs and several other Apple employees are listed as inventors on a newly granted design patent, which describes the design of the company's flagship New York City retail outlet. Jobs is listed as one of the seven co-inventors of the design, although he passed away about a year before the application was filed in October 2012. The company is an enthusiastic proponent of patenting and trademarking just about everything it can, and its retail stores are no…
  • Report: Next iPhone will use NFC for mobile wallet functionality

    Sam Machkovech
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    We heard it in 2011 and again the following year, but this time it's (maybe) true—the new iPhone will reportedly come equipped with a near field communication system that powers a brand-new payment platform. On Friday, Wired reported that "sources familiar with the matter" have confirmed that a mobile wallet will debut on the new iPhone and that its inclusion will be treated as a "hallmark feature" during the phone's reveal event on September 9. This news follows a report from The Information in July that linked Apple to credit card and payment processing companies, suggesting…
  • “Wish we could say more”: Apple makes the September 9 event official

    Andrew Cunningham
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    Apple The rumors were true: Apple has just sent out invitations for an event on September 9 at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in the company's hometown of Cupertino, California. Apple's invitations often include subtle hints or wink-and-a-nod references to whatever it is the company plans to announce—analyzing (and over-analyzing) these "clues" has become something of a joke among Apple writers—but this invitation is almost entirely unadorned. "Wish we could say more," it reads, as if to tease those who would hope to unlock its secrets. Of course we already have plenty of…
  • Apple can’t have an injunction against Samsung phones, court rules

    Megan Geuss
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Back in May of this year, a jury awarded Apple $120 million in damages in its second major patent trial against Samsung. Apple also asked the court to ban the sale of those Samsung phones that infringed on its three patents in question. But today, Northern California District Court Judge Lucy Koh ruled that Apple had not proven to the court that it deserves an injunction against infringing Samsung products. In a court ruling on Wednesday, Koh wrote: First and most importantly, Apple has not satisfied its burden of demonstrating irreparable harm and linking that harm to Samsung’s…
  • 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…
 
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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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  • Common App Rejections

    Federico Viticci
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:48 pm
    As noted by AppFigures on Twitter, Apple has posted a new webpage detailing common app rejections during the review process for the App Store. Before you develop your app, it’s important to become familiar with the technical, content, and design criteria that we use to review all apps. We’ve highlighted some of the most common issues that cause apps to get rejected to help you better prepare your apps before submitting them for review. At the bottom of the page, Apple lists the top reasons for app rejections in a seven-day period ending August 28, 2014. Unsurprisingly, apps that…
  • Choosing CloudKit

    Federico Viticci
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Greg Pierce, the developer of Drafts, Phraseology, and Terminology, has written a post with his reasons for choosing CloudKit instead of other sync providers in iOS 8: I’m glad choosing CloudKit removes the need for me to manage servers or engage another third party service to do so, but that is not why I chose it. I’m not afraid of servers. Why am I willing to make these trade-offs for CloudKit, despite it’s limitations? Because, ultimately, developer perspectives aside, I felt it was the right choice for my customers. If CloudKit will work as advertised, I, as a user, can…
  • UpTime Is an iPad Browser Built for Keyboard Users

    Federico Viticci
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    Developed by Steve Moser and released today on the App Store at $3.99, UpTime is a new web browser for iPad built around two key features: the ability to quickly open multiple links in background tabs and desktop-class keyboard shortcuts. On a basic level, UpTime is a rather simplistic browser with far less features than established third-party alternatives such as iCab Mobile: you can open tabs, create bookmarks, set your home page, and switch the search engine to DuckDuckGo. I appreciated the choice of turning Do Not Track on by default, and there's nothing particularly great or concerning…
  • Based on Launch Center Pro, Contact Center Simplifies Contact Shortcuts

    Federico Viticci
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    Contact Center is not for me. The latest product from Contrast, Contact Center is a simplified version of Launch Center Pro that brings a subset of its features to a free iPhone app supported by ads and aimed at a less geeky and power-user audience. I don't need Contact Center. But, at the same time, I recognize that it's a great idea from the Contrast team, cleverly executed in this 1.0 release. Over the years, I've documented the evolution of Launch Center Pro from innovative shortcut launcher to powerhouse of iOS automation. Launch Center Pro helped popularize the concept of URL schemes…
  • Apple Announces Media Event for September 9

    Federico Viticci
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    As first reported by Jim Dalrymple at The Loop, Apple today announced a media event for September 9, this time to be held at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino. The keynote will begin at 10 AM, and the invitation image shared by Apple shows the event's date with the "Wish we could say more" tagline. Apple is widely expected to introduce the next version of its iPhone at the event, with rumors suggesting that the company will introduce two new devices under the "iPhone 6" name, carrying larger screens than the current generation models. Apple is also expected to…
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  • September 9th: A new milestone in Tim Cook’s tenure as Apple’s CEO

    MacDailyNews
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    “This Labor Day weekend sits about midway between two anniversaries: Tim Cook assumed the CEO mantel a little over three years ago – and Steve Jobs left this world – too soon – early October 2011,” Jean-Louis Gassée writes for Monday Note. “” “And, in a few days, Apple will announce new products, part of a portfolio that caused one of Cook’s lieutenants, Eddy Cue, to gush Apple had the ‘best product lineup in 25 Years,'” Gassée writes. “Uttered at last Spring’s Code Conference, Cue’s saeta was so unusual it briefly disoriented Walt…
  • Apple hires tech blogger Anand Lal Shimpi

    MacDailyNews
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    “Anand Lal Shimpi, the editor and publisher of the well-regarded AnandTech site, is going to work at Apple,” John Paczkowski reports for Re/code. “An Apple rep confirmed that the company was hiring Shimpi, but wouldn’t provide any other details,” Paczkowski reports. “[On Friday], via a post on the site he founded in 1997, Shimpi said he was ‘officially retiring from the tech publishing world,’ but didn’t say what he was doing next.” Brief article in full here. Tagged: Anand Lal Shimpi, AnandTech, Apple
  • Apple’s iCloud not likely the source of leaked Jennifer Lawrence, other nude celebrity photos and videos

    MacDailyNews
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    “After naked photos of around 20 celebrities leaked online last night, the internet scrambled to try and figure out exactly how the images became public,” James Cook reports for Business Insdier. “In the original 4chan thread where the hacker first posted the images, the consensus was that Apple’s iCloud service was to blame. But how likely is it that Apple’s encrypted cloud service led to the mass hack, and what are the other ways that the nude photos could have emerged?” “The original leaker behind the celebrity photos claimed that they accessed the…
  • September 9th: The beginning, or the beginning of the end, of Apple’s Tim Cook Era

    MacDailyNews
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    “It’s going to be a big show in Cupertino September 9th. We’ll see at least one new phone,” Mark Sullivan writes for VentureBeat. “But most importantly we’ll see what could be called the first product of the Cook era, an Apple smartwatch.” “The unveiling will be held at the Flint Center in Cupertino, the same venue where the world got its first look at the Mac,” Sullivan writes. “Apple is already building a big new structure outside the venue — a big white box with something mysterious inside.” “The watch is the first wholly new…
  • Inside Apple’s spin machine: Understanding Apple’s mastery of the media

    MacDailyNews
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:29 am
    “Apple’s public relations (PR) department is probably the best in the world — certainly more impressive at shaping and controlling the discussion of its products than any other technology company,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac. “Before customers get their first chance to see or touch a new Apple product, the company has carefully orchestrated almost every one of its public appearances: controlled leaks and advance briefings for favored writers, an invite-only media debut, and a special early review process for a group of pre-screened, known-positive writers. Nothing…
 
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  • Pixlr for Desktop Is Here, and It’s Free!

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    Editing photos can be a pain, especially for people who don’t really have a touch for this kind of activity – people like me, to be honest. When working online, however, it is rather important that you know at least the basics so that you can manipulate images for your blog or site. Source And for that, I – together with countless users – have been mainly using the web interface of Pixlr, since it does pretty much all I need to do without requiring a lot of learning, and yes, it’s free. For the more advanced features, they charge a mere $2 per year, which is…
  • Apple Applies for iPhone “Superdock”

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    You know how sometimes you get a little too rough when plugging your iPhone into its dock or charger? Maybe you’ve had a glass of wine too much, or you’re just having a rough day. Doesn’t matter. If it happens too often, you might end up with a damaged iPhone – at least the contact which makes the charging possible. Apple realizes that – perhaps they’ve had one too many iPhones they’ve had to repair because of this – and they have applied for a patent that will make this a non-issue. Patently Apple reports: On August 28, 2014, the US Patent…
  • Will the Smartphone Kill Switch Mean Fewer Stolen iPhones?

    Brian Meyer
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    A newly signed bill in California is taking the act of smartphone theft seriously. In this bill is the requirement that any smartphone sold in the state must have antitheft technology installed into it. Originally introduced in February of this year, SB-692 requires smartphones to have a “kill switch” that can be either hardware or software-based, and must render the phone inoperable in the case of theft. The bill requires the kill switch to withstand downgrading, hard resets, and reactivation. Finally, this feature must be inherent in the original setup of the device and any engaging of…
  • The Smiley Alarm Clock App May Put the Good in Your Morning

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    This may or may not be the best app you’ll discover this week, but I just couldn’t resist. I’m not a morning person, although lately, I’ve been waking up way too early; and for the longest time, the default alarm clock on the iPhone has worked for me. The trick: set up multiple alarms. After a while I get ticked off enough to actually crawl out of bed. The Smiley Alarm Clock app puts a different twist to making that annoying alarm stop, and while it may sound silly, maybe in this case, silly is a good thing. Instead of having to swipe on the screen to stop the alarm,…
  • 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…
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  • Apple patent filing hints at NFC, digital wallet technologies

    Chris Barylick
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    Sometimes it’s the patent filings that really tell you what’s coming down the road. Per BusinessInsider, a newly public patent application from Apple describes a detailed backend architecture for a mobile wallet designed to hold digital credit, debit cards and coupons issued by a range of merchants and financial institutions. The filing describes the system as capable of powering mobile transactions conducted via QR codes, the cloud, and contactless NFC (near field communication). It’s also explicitly engineered to handle large bursts of traffic, “such as can occur on…
  • Apple announces September 9th media event

    Chris Barylick
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Even if only a fraction of the rumors about the upcoming Apple products are true, this one’s straight from the horse’s mouth. Apple has announced that it will be holding a press event on September 9, kicking off at 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. Eastern. Invitations dispatched to press on Thursday morning were even more cryptic than usual, with a white-on-white Apple logo, the date, and a message reading “Wish we could say more.” The event takes places at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, an unusual venue for the company, which either tends to use its own…
  • Leaked iPhone 6 component pictures show purported SIM card tray, Apple logo and speaker elements

    Chris Barylick
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    A series of new photos shows a variety of components that are said to be destined for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 handset. Per MacRumors and Nowhereelse.fr, images of the device’s SIM card trays, an embedded Apple logo and the internal speaker and vibrational motor have been leaked. The first set of images show SIM card trays and home buttons in a range of three different colors, which may indicate that the iPhone 6 will keep the same space grey, gold, and silver options from the iPhone 5s. This is in line with a previous leaks, including one from last month which also showed SIM…
  • Rumor: Apple to unveil iWatch alongside iPhone 6 at September 9th media event

    Chris Barylick
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    In spite of the rumors of delays, Apple’s “iWatch” may be introduced to the public sooner than expected. Per AppleInsider and the well-connected John Paczkowski of Re/code, who referred to the device as a “new wearable” that will be worn on the user’s wrist. He also reaffirmed claims that the device will tap into the new HealthKit and HomeKit functions of Apple’s forthcoming iOS 8 mobile operating system update. Paczkowski had previously reported in June that the “iWatch” event would be held in October, but said on Wednesday that plans…
  • 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…
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  • Ming-Chi Kuo: No reversible USB Lightning connector for iPhone 6

    Krisette Capati
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    The rumor mill spat out a report in mid-August that a reversible USB lightning connector was coming to the iPhone 6. It was published by the Chinese blog Dianxinshouji.com, but now, KGI Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, says it won’t be happening because of cost concerns. The leaked images kindled speculation that Apple will adopt this… Continue reading Ming-Chi Kuo: No reversible USB Lightning connector for iPhone 6 Related posts: Rumor: Apple’s iPhone 6 to sport 10 megapixel camera with f/1.8 Aperture Rumor: iPhone 6 to receive bezel-free display Apple may…
  • Appidemic: The Walking Dead Pinball for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

    Paul Gazella
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead TV show, you can skip this review and simply go watch it. But if you’re a fan of full depth graphics, pinball arcade action, cinematic scenes, and an urge to go after zombies, read on to find out why you want to have The Walking Dead Pinball game by Zen Studios Ltd. in your collection. What is it? Simply put, this is a pinball game with high detail given to graphics and animation, combined with various scenes from the popular television series: The Walking Dead. The game is optimized to take… Continue reading Appidemic: The Walking Dead Pinball…
  • Mac gamers, you need to play the Tomb Raider reboot

    Kirk Hiner
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:16 pm
    And no, not that Tomb Raider, although it’s a great game, too, of course. I mean the Tomb Raider reboot from Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix, which has been available for Mac from Feral Interactive since January of this year. We didn’t review it here at the Technology Tell Apple Channel. Specifically, I didn’t review it, since Tomb Raider tends to be my thing. Every iteration that has hit the Mac, I’ve played and reviewed, either here or over at Applelinks, dating all the way back to Tomb Raider II in 1999. Why? Conflicting reasons. First, because this is a reboot, and it…
  • Amazon iPhone trade-in program offers up to $400 in gift cards

    Kirk Hiner
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Apple is holding a September 9th media event, and that means new iPhones. In this case, it’ll likely be the iPhone 6 in two screen sizes. No matter which one you get, you won’t need your old one around anymore. We’ll cover some of your iPhone trade-in options over the next couple of weeks, and we’re going to start it off with Amazon. According to Weber Shandwick, iPhone trade-in submissions spike up to 4x in the first two weeks after a new product launch. If you want to beat the dropping market rate, you… Continue reading Amazon iPhone trade-in program offers up to $400 in gift…
  • Don’t miss the Nisus Back to school sale

    Kirk Hiner
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    If you’re already back at school (and well you should be), you likely already have some papers to write. In that case, I have two bits of wisdom for you. First, never type two spaces after a period. It’s the 21st century, and typography has moved on. Second, one of our favorite word processors for Mac has long been Nisus Writer, and the Nisus back to school sale… Continue reading Don’t miss the Nisus Back to school sale Related posts: Nisus releases updates for Mountain Lion Nisus Writer updated for OS X Mavericks Dear Mail Users, Nisus releases InfoClick email search program…
 
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  • Jony Ive The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products – Review

    Simon Parnell
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Jony Ive The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products Author: Leander Kahney Published by: Portfolio/Penguin ISBN: 978-1591846178 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-0241001776 (Paperback) Available from all good bookstores Online Price: Variable but in the region of $16.75US or £12.00UK Hardback / $12.75US or £9.99UK Softback Jony Ive The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products is a handsome, silver and […]
  • TechFan #176 – Overuse of Tech

    Tim Robertson
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    Tim Robertson and David Cohen return for a talk about VMWorld, which David is attending in San Francisco this week, as well as the overuse of technology, the SteelSeries Stratus iOS game controller, Tim’s new MAME cabinet, and more. Plus, Guardians of the Galaxy, Xbox Gold, and robot printers!Download and listen hereRSS Feed for your […]
  • 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 […]
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  • Save big on killer Mac apps like TextExpander, TuneUp, Flip PDF, and more! [Deals]

    Allan Blocker
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    Your Mac is a productive device. What makes it even more productive is having killer Mac apps that will open new doors and make your life better. Today, we feature 4 Mac apps that you just cannot live without. Check…Read more ›
  • Plane Finder now lets you track past flights back to April 2011

    Luke Dormehl
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    If you’re the type of person who enjoys/has a work-related need to track airplanes using their iPhone or iPad, you may want to download plane-tracking app Plane Finder, which has just received a brand new update — letting you watch…Read more ›
  • PAX cosplayers impress with passion, energy, and lots of effort

    Rob LeFebvre
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    SEATTLE, Washington — It’s like Halloween two months early at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX), with gamers and geeky fans of all stripe dressing up in costumes of varying quality and seriousness. Over 70,000 gamers converge each year in Seattle…Read more ›
  • Alleged iCloud hack sees nude celebrity selfies sold for Bitcoins

    Luke Dormehl
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    An alleged mass iCloud hack has seen a veritable who’s who of Hollywood nude selfies leaked onto the Internet. The photos – which include the likes of Avril Lavigne, Hayden Pannettiere, Kate Upton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Rihanna – appeared first on 4Chan, with an…Read more ›
  • Water way to charge your iPhone: Seoul installs hydroelectric charging points

    Luke Dormehl
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    While we don’t yet know what kind of battery life the iPhone 6 is going to have, it’s always good to have a way of charging your smartphone when you’re out and about. With that in mind, the city of Seoul…Read more ›
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  • Report: iPhones

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    defective battery replacement experiences
  • Report: Applications

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    Ripit and Toast; Quicken, Dropbox and sparsebundles; Acrobat Distiller question
  • Report: Mavericks

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    recovering from FireWire audio problems (MOTU 896)
  • Report: Yosemite

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    system requirements, beta experiences, bug management, etc.
  • Report: iCloud

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    advice wanted before updating Mac and iPhone
 
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  • Have a great Labor Day

    dsellers
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    Today is Labor Day in the U.S., so "MacNews" and "MacTech" will be closed. Have a great day with family and friends and be safe if you're traveling.
  • ArtRage for Mac OS X gets 64-bit support

    dsellers
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    ArtRage (www.artrage.com) is shipping now with faster 64-bit support. The upgrade of the painting software for Mac and Windows features a 64-bit engine for speed improvements, larger projects and canvases, and additional features listed below.   ArtRage 4.5 costs US$50 for new users. However, it's a free upgrade for ArtRage 4.x users and a $25 upgrade for owners of previous version, including OEM versions that came bundled with Wacom tablets worldwide.
  • Kool Tools: CrashPlan

    dsellers
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    Everyone needs a good back-up plan. CrashPlan from Code 42 makes backing up and security your data easy. Setting up CrashPlan is a breeze and can be implemented in three easy steps. Code 42 has three different ways of providing backup. You have the option to back up to local drives and computers, offsite drives and computers or online to CrashPlan Central. You can combine all three. read more
  • Jettison is ready for OS X Yosemite's 'dark mode'

    dsellers
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:03 am
     St. Clair Software has released Jettison 1.4.1 (http://tinyurl.com/kvonedl), an update to their Mac OS X application that automatically ejects external drives before your Mac goes to sleep. Jettison eliminates the hassle of manually ejecting Time Machine backup drives, network server volumes and flash drives. Just close the lid of your MacBook and Jettison does it for you. Version 1.4.1 improves the logic for ejecting and remounting all disks, with specific improvements for SD cards and flash drives. It also delivers user interface refinements and support for Yosemite's "dark mode." read…
  • Billings Pro for Mac OS X, iOS revved to version 1.8

    dsellers
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Marketcircle has unveiled Billings Pro 1.8 (http://www.marketcircle.com/billingspro), an update to its time billing and invoicing solution for Mac OS X and iOS devices. It's a multi-user time tracking and invoicing application for for multi-user businesses, with a web interface for workers to track time. Version 1.8 is designed to maximize the capabilities of the iPhone and iPad to create a one-stop app for freelancers and working professionals to track their time, expenses, and mileage and to send invoices and track payments. read more
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  • MailChimp

    John Gruber
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:36 pm
    My thanks to MailChimp for sponsoring this week’s DF RSS feed. More than 6 million people use MailChimp to create, send, and track email newsletters. Whether you’re self-employed, you manage projects for clients, or you work for a Fortune 500 company, MailChimp has features and integrations that will suit your email marketing needs. Create signup forms that match your brand’s look and feel, and send your subscribers product updates, event invitations, announcements, or editorial content. Use MailChimp’s reports to improve your campaigns and learn more about your…
  • Paczkowski: Apple Wearable Won’t Ship Until Next Year

    John Gruber
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:39 pm
    John Paczkowski: So that new wearable device Apple is introducing on September 9? It’s going to be a while before anyone is actually wearing it. Sources in position to know tell me it won’t arrive at market for a few months. “It’s not shipping anytime soon,” said one. So when does Apple plan to ship its eagerly anticipated wearable? That’s not clear, but my understanding is that we’re unlikely to see it at retail until after the holiday season — think early 2015. If true, why? I’m guessing something similar to why they pre-announced the original iPhone —…
  • Gizmodo Is Off Apple’s Shitlist

    John Gruber
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Brian Barrett, writing for Gizmodo: Apple has just sent out its invitations to an event on September 9th. You can expect at least one iPhone, and possibly an iWatch as well. And hey… we’ll be there! Some subtle changes so far in the post-Katie Cotton era. Gizmodo hasn’t been invited to an Apple event since the unpleasantness back in 2010. They’re holding the event at The Flint Center, a big venue the company hasn’t used in over a decade. And they sent the invitations out a week earlier than usual.  ★ 
  • Paczkowski: ‘Apple Plans to Announce Wearable in September’

    John Gruber
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    John Paczkowski, writing at Recode: 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 next-generation iPhones we told you the company will debut on September 9. (Funny “joke,” Gruber.) The new device will, predictably, make good use of Apple’s HealthKit health and fitness platform.
  • 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…
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  • Here helps you stay connected with your friends

    Joseph Keller
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    Here is a new app for iPhone that helps you stay connected to your friends. The apps lets you find the friends around you and broadcast your location to them. You can sign up with an email address or register with your Facebook account. Here either connects with your friends, and lets you tell them where you are. They'll receive your location in a feed, which helps for scheduling events and get-togethers. Location broadcasting is only done when you actively "Shout" your location to people. If none of your friends are around, you can always widen the search area, or expand to friends of…
  • Editor's desk: Massive celebrity nude photo theft and how you can protect yourself

    Rene Ritchie
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    Last night a massive amount of nude celebrity photos were posted onto the internet. To be clear, these weren't "leaks". These were crimes. They were thefts and illegal distributions and worse — violations of privacy and dignity. Dispassionately, it should absolutely be treated like credit card or banking or any other information being stolen. Passionately, we only need to imagine they were photos of us or our loved ones to put it in the proper human context. So, what happened, who can we trust, and how can we protect ourselves? What happened? People had their personal property stolen and…
  • New, updated, and discounted apps for Labor Day

    Simon Sage
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    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! With Labor Day going, there are a bunch of app sales running, so there's a little something for everyone. Be sure to check out app sales from last week, as many are still running. We've also got an ongoing Labor Day sale on iPhone and iPad accessories if you're looking to load up on gear. Updated iOS apps Modern Combat 5: This highly polished IAP-less first-person shooter received a bunch of…
  • Deal of the Day: Seidio LEDGER Flip Case for iPad Mini/Mini 2

    Brent Zaniewski
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    Today Only: Buy the Seidio LEDGER Flip Case for iPad Mini/Mini 2 and save 50% This Flip Case is a combination of an Italian polyurethane and a cloth-like texture to provide impact protection while giving your device a snazzy look. What's more is the case folds into a personal stand for two optional angles for typing and viewing media.
  • How to better protect your iPhone and iPad against hacks and other security and privacy risks

    Rene Ritchie
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Security and convenience are perpetually at war. There will always be errors, compromises, and oversights that put our privacy at risk. Old ones will get fixed but new ones will get discovered. So what can we do? Luckily, while some of the conveniences of iOS and OS X make our devices easier to use, there are also ways to remove those conveniences and make our devices even more secure. If your privacy is worth more to you than ease of use, here's how you can better lock down your iPhone and/or iPad, and any Mac it might connect to. IMPORTANT: These steps are not necessary for most people,…
 
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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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  • Apple Said To Team With Visa, MasterCard On iPhone Wallet

    samzenpus
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:04 pm
    An anonymous reader writes with news about a possible partnership between Apple and major credit card companies. Apple plans to turn its next iPhone into a mobile wallet through a partnership with major payment networks, banks and retailers, according a person familiar with the situation. The agreement includes Visa, MasterCard, and American Express and will be unveiled on Sept. 9 along with the next iPhone, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. The new iPhone will make mobile payment easier by including a near-field communication chip for the first…
  • Judge Lucy Koh Rejects Apple's Quest For Anti-Samsung Injunction

    timothy
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    The Associated Press, in a story carried by The Financial Express, reports that Federal Judge Lucy Koh has has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone. Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after a jury awarded Apple Inc. $119 million in damages for Samsung's infringements on technology used in the trend-setting iPhone. The amount was well below the $2.2 billion in damages that Apple had been seeking in the latest round of legal wrangling between the world's two leading smartphone makers since the tussle began…
  • 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-old 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…
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  • Have a great Labor Day

    dsellers
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    Today is Labor Day in the U.S., so "MacNews" and "MacTech" will be closed. Have a great day with family and friends and be safe if you're traveling.
  • ArtRage for Mac OS X gets 64-bit support

    dsellers
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    ArtRage (www.artrage.com) is shipping now with faster 64-bit support. The upgrade of the painting software for Mac and Windows features a 64-bit engine for speed improvements, larger projects and canvases, and additional features listed below.   ArtRage 4.5 costs US$50 for new users. However, it's a free upgrade for ArtRage 4.x users and a $25 upgrade for owners of previous version, including OEM versions that came bundled with Wacom tablets worldwide.
  • Kool Tools: CrashPlan

    dsellers
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    Everyone needs a good back-up plan. CrashPlan from Code 42 makes backing up and security your data easy. Setting up CrashPlan is a breeze and can be implemented in three easy steps. Code 42 has three different ways of providing backup. You have the option to back up to local drives and computers, offsite drives and computers or online to CrashPlan Central. You can combine all three. read more
  • Jettison is ready for OS X Yosemite's 'dark mode'

    dsellers
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:03 am
     St. Clair Software has released Jettison 1.4.1 (http://tinyurl.com/kvonedl), an update to their Mac OS X application that automatically ejects external drives before your Mac goes to sleep. Jettison eliminates the hassle of manually ejecting Time Machine backup drives, network server volumes and flash drives. Just close the lid of your MacBook and Jettison does it for you. Version 1.4.1 improves the logic for ejecting and remounting all disks, with specific improvements for SD cards and flash drives. It also delivers user interface refinements and support for Yosemite's "dark mode." read…
  • Billings Pro for Mac OS X, iOS revved to version 1.8

    dsellers
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Marketcircle has unveiled Billings Pro 1.8 (http://www.marketcircle.com/billingspro), an update to its time billing and invoicing solution for Mac OS X and iOS devices. It's a multi-user time tracking and invoicing application for for multi-user businesses, with a web interface for workers to track time. Version 1.8 is designed to maximize the capabilities of the iPhone and iPad to create a one-stop app for freelancers and working professionals to track their time, expenses, and mileage and to send invoices and track payments. read more
 
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  • Star Apps: Nervo

    Josh Rotter
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Mim and Liv Nervo take work hard, play hard to heart.
  • Friday Five

    Julie Wildhaber
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:04 pm
    The week's top five most interesting software releases.
  • Get MacBooster 2 for 35 percent off

    Tuong Nguyen
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Celebrate the release of MacBooster 2 by getting the popular Mac cleanup tool for just $25.97.
  • 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.
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  • New Aerial Video Shows Significant Construction Progress at Apple Campus 2

    Richard Padilla
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Apple appears to be making significant progress on its forthcoming "Spaceship" campus in Cupertino, as an aerial video shared by YouTube user jmcminn (via Apple Spotlight/9to5Mac) shows the site now featuring constructed walls, spots for buildings, and a more defined oval shape. Apple closed off sidewalks and built a number of privacy fences to keep the area hidden, but this latest video taken with a DJI Phantom 2 drone and GoPro camera goes above the site to show an assortment of vehicles and materials helping to build Apple's newest campus. Previous photos showed initial work on the site's…
  • Buyer's Guide: Labor Day Deals on the iPad Air, Retina iPad mini, Apps, and More

    Juli Clover
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm
    There are quite a few deals on Apple products, apps, and accessories this week due to the upcoming Labor Day holiday in the United States. Retailers have discounted the iPad Air, Retina iPad mini, and more, and several app developers are cutting app prices. While there are few deals on Apple's lineup of Mac products, Apple's own back to school program is still ongoing until September 9, offering EDU customers a gift card with the purchase of a Mac, iPad, or iPhone. Best Buy is also continuing to offer EDU customers $100 off all MacBooks and the iMac. iPad Air Staples is offering $30…
  • Google Launches First Beta Build of 64-Bit Chrome for Mac

    Juli Clover
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Google today announced the launch of the first beta build of 64-bit Chrome for Mac, following the public release of 64-bit Chrome for Windows. Earlier this month, Google added 64-bit support to Chrome Canary for OS X, the experimental build of its Chrome web browser, but with this new beta version, testers on the Beta channel will have access to 64-bit Chrome support. According to Google, 64-bit support for Chrome will bring several speed and security improvements to the browser, in addition to decreasing the amount of memory it uses.64-bit Chrome has become faster as a result of having…
  • Apple Granted Patent for Fifth Avenue Glass Cube Store Design

    Richard Padilla
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:51 am
    Apple has been granted a patent for the design of its iconic glass cube Fifth Avenue retail store, reports Patently Apple. The decision comes four years after Apple applied for a trademark related to the store's design, which is still currently pending. The panted granted today was originally filed on October 15, 2012 and credits eight inventors including former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Apple's Fifth Avenue store opened on May 19, 2006 and was designed by architectural firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Due to a structural overhaul that took place in 2011, the location currently uses 15 panes of…
  • 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…
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  • Happy Labor Day

    Jeff Gamet
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    In observance of Labor Day, a U.S. holiday, The Mac Observer will be taking the day off for a little outdoor fun with friends and family, and we hope you are, too. We'll resume our regular publishing schedule on Tuesday, September 2. Enjoy the holiday!
  • How to Use a FLIR Camera to Steal a PIN Code, and How to Stop It

    Bryan Chaffin
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:23 pm
    The FLIR One camera is a very cool personal thermal imaging camera that attaches to your iPhone. That's cool. I love this thing. It makes thermal imaging inexpensive and highly portable. It turns, out, however, that it also makes a long-known method of stealing a PIN code much more accessible, as shown in the video below. Mark Rober posted a detailed video to YouTube explaining and demonstrating the problem. Better still, he also shows you how to protect yourself against this method (touch all of the keys while you're entering your PIN). Show this to your friends and family and get…
  • Apple’s Spaceship Campus through a Drone’s Eye

    Bryan Chaffin
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Check out this very cool video of Apple's spaceship campus construction site, shot through a GoPro Hero 3+ Black edition mounted on a drone. We've seen several great photos from KCBS reporter Ron Cervi, but YouTube member jmcminn's high definition video is a feast for the Apple-obsessed eye. The video, which was shot on August 24th, shows more progress on the building's structure, including some slab work (or whatever futury thing Apple is doing for its foundation). Also, while we're here, think about the number of drones that could be flying over corporate HQ's…
  • Get Free Bitcoins with 45 Website Faucets that Really Pay [Update]

    Bryan Chaffin
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I've gathered 45 different Bitcoin "faucets"-websites that pay out free Bitcoins just for loading up a page full of ads-and tested them to make sure they actually pay out. I started off with eight sites, but this update adds several more and removes some faucets that have gone dark for a total of 41 different Bitcoin faucets that really pay, plus a Dogecoin faucet and a Litecoin faucet.
  • Level Up Contacts with Contact Center

    Kelly Guimont
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Everybody has their complaints about the iOS (and Mac OS) Contacts app. They're all different, but I don't know a single person who LIKES it, but we all grit our teeth and get by. Now Contrast, the folks behind Launch Center, are taking on the challenge of using contacts with a new app called Contact Center. It has shortcuts that can be customized per contact, making it easy to interact with your contacts in the ways that make sense for each of them. It's a free app in the US App Store now. I can't wait to spend some time with this, Launch Center is a wonderful utility so…
 
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  • Weekend Roundup for 31 August 2014

    Ricky Buchanan
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:40 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 … Good heavens it’s nearly September … how did that happen? OS X Links How to tweak the Mac’s display settings for visual impairments. iOS Links How to set the triple Home-click shortcut for accessibility on iPhone or iPad. Siri vs iOS Switch Control for hands free iPhone access. How to use parental controls on iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide. These have tons of accessibility uses!
  • iBeacons and Assistive Technology: A Primer

    Ricky Buchanan
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    Beacons are small smart devices that can give your phone or tablet a lot more information than they already have about where you are and what’s happening in the environment around you – it’s like giving your phone or tablet an extra sense. Their most common use, at least so far, is for retailers to give you information when you come close to specific products in their shops – called micro-targetted advertising – but there are a myriad of possibilities for assistive technology uses for beacons too. What’s an iBeacon? “iBeacon” is Apple’s…
  • 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…
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  • Podcast: Brown M&M, Apple event, wearable, tattoos, Dropbox vs iCloud + More

    Mike Flaminio
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:48 am
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  • That FLIR iPhone heat camera can steal PIN numbers

    Mike Flaminio
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Interesting. Basically you can decipher PIN numbers within a minute or so after it was entered, pending on the key pad.
  • Apple special event set for September 9

    Mike Flaminio
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    Simple invite of a piece of Apple's logo, 9.9.2014 and the tagline "Wish we could say more." What does it all mean???? Probably nothing. What is interesting is the event will be at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino. Apple hasn't held an event there for quite a while and perhaps the people at Apple are feeling nostalgic. The Flint Center is where Apple launched the original Mac 30 years ago.
  • Dropbox changes to a single 1 TB Pro plan

    Mike Flaminio
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    Dropbox announced this week an overhaul of its paid storage options. The company is replacing its old tiers of storage plans with a single 1 TB option. Pricing is $10/mo or $99. On the old plan that would have bought you just 100 GB, so this is a significant boost. Other new features are available to Pro customers. New sharing options let you assign passwords and expiration dates to shared links. Also you can share folders as view-only. One really cool feature is the ability to remotely wipe your sync'd data from devices. This is handy if you lose access to your computer and are concerned…
  • 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…
 
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  • Monday Morning News

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Embossed Apple logo by Marcin Wichary, on Flickr The first day of spring, that can only mean footy finals are in the air and an Apple event just over a week away. Needless to say much of the news is focused on what we are likely to see at the 9 September keynote. The new iPhones are pretty much locked
  • Friday Morning News

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Yes it is now official, overnight Apple has issued the press with invites to an event on September 9. The tag line “Wish we could say more”. What does that mean, who knows but you can speculate away in the thread started by Oldmacs. The event will be held at the Flint Center, which has been used before, and it seems Apple is adding its own touch to the site. The Loop has posted photo’s showing
  • Thursday Morning News

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:10 pm
    The big news this morning is the report from John Paczkowski at Re/code, who is making the call that the Apple wearable will be unveiled at the rumoured upcoming September 9 event. This would see the iWatch shown alongside the expected two new iPhones. Paczkowski was the person who made the original call on September 9 and had previously expected the wearable to be shown in October. He does still believe there will
  • 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.
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  • Answers – Making Help Documents Just Got Easier

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Rochester, New York – Help documents are vital to customer support, and making them is no easy task. Answers, the new app from Tim Parnell, makes creating and organizing your help documents simple. By allowing you to focus on your content, not the code, you can quickly create everything from software help books to website FAQs. Answers uses a content-based approach to enable users to create better documents faster. Users no longer have to maintain links, create a design, or organize files to share documents. Answers handles these difficult parts, so the user can help their customers.
  • Word Mess goes Back To School – Over 25,000 Copies used in Classrooms

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ahmedabad, India – Masala Games announced today that over 25,000 copies of their game Word Mess have been sold to schools at a 50% educational discount. To celebrate Back To School week, the game will be on sale with a price drop at $0.99 (usually $2.99) for the first week of September. Word Mess is fun for word enthusiasts of all ages. Find words in beautifully designed word clouds. Improve your visual scanning abilities and vocabulary through engaging and fun gameplay. Word Mess was specifically developed for middle school kids to help them boost spelling, word recognition and general…
  • New Folx downloader with torrent client functionality is released

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Frankfurt, Germany – Eltima Software today releases a new version of their Folx download manager that includes much anticipated torrents downloading features. The new Folx is expected to suit better the needs of those who extensively use torrent trackers to find and download new data. The free version of the application offers basic torrent client options, while the PRO version allows users to search through the vast list of torrents without leaving the application. Folx is a popular download manager and torrent client for Mac. The application is available as a free and PRO version.
  • The Iddly Widdly Piddly Pop-off blasts into the app store

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:50 am
    Brighton, United Kingdom – Box of Frogs Media are delighted to announce the launch of The Iddly Widdly Piddly Pop-off, an infectious tale that follows a barn full of animals plagued by a pongy pop-off that has dangerous consequences. It’s not just a simple case of whoever smelt it dealt it – in the story kids are taken on a deliriously hilarious journey to discover who’s at the bottom of the stinky fart attack! Author Daniel Corcoran’s brilliant and bold characters are vividly brought to life by the zany narration from Dave Benson Philips (Get your Own Back and…
  • SMS Export for iPhone – Backup SMS to Excel file using SMS Export Plus

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:25 am
    Hyderabad, India – mTouchLabs today is proud to announce the release of SMS Export Plus 1.6, their productivity app exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch. The texts on your iPhone are now one of your most important forms of communication with your friends, family, loved ones. Maybe a friend sent you a funny joke that you want to save or maybe you need to make a backup of a text for legal purposes or may be running low on storage space?. Whatever the reason, SMS Export Plus lets you access and save your iPhone’s messages on your Mac or PC in most widely used excel format. No need…
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  • Bigfish Publications Sees Big Wins With TruEdit

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    Managing Editor Inc. announced that it is providing the workflow software for Bigfish Publications, the publisher of multiple trade magazines in the luxury leisure market. As a cloud-based workflow solution for content creators, MEI's TruEdit is ideally suited for Bigfish Publications. TruEdit provides a shared, central location for teams to manage projects and digital assets from start to finish using three key components.
  • Create Innovative Photo Albums and Organize Them on Your iPad

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Appsicum introduces Photos to Albums for the iPad. This app comprises all features that you expect from any photo album app. This app is the most unique and advanced photo book and album making app. You can then share your pictures on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, & more. From now, whenever you are on a tour and clicking some photos via your iPad, then you can create albums easily, add borders and layers to albums, add a tag on albums and more just via one app named as Photos to Albums.
  • The best women's fitness app is out for iOS - Women Workout

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Kalrom Systems Ltd recently released the original Women Workout for the iPhone and iPad. With Women Workout you can exercise is a new smart, dynamic and flexible way; you can set your goal and free time you have to workout at the moment and the app will start to guide you through with vocal instructions and localization to 8 languages. In addition, you have the freedom to skip an exercise if it is too hard or you just don't like it.
  • DJs Remix Queen Releases own Song with Inspiration from Hip Hop Artists

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    Matchbox Recordings announces the release of Devyn Rose and her new single Falling 4 U. Devyn Rose, previously known as Tanya T6 for her mixes, which earned her the nickname The Remix Queen from various top DJs, unleashes her eccentric, new generation mix of pop, r&b, alternative, and hip hop with a single Falling 4 U, already predicted to be a hit by online music industry distributors. Devyn Rose's latest single is now available on the iTunes Store.
  • Face for Facebook - Best Facebook App for Mac

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Idea2Inspire announces a new app, Face for Facebook, for the Mac App Store. Face for Facebook is a very simple app that allows you to connect with your friends and family on Facebook in an instant. You can easily switch between desktop and mobile version of Facebook through this app. Users can open multiple windows for the same account and have quick access from menu bar. Face for Facebook is the easiest and fastest way one can log in in Facebook in Mac.
 
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    Inside Mac Games

  • Portal 2 Comes To MGS

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    September 1, 2014 6:00 AMMac Game Store has added Valve's Portal 2 first person action puzzler to its list of titles available for purchase and download. The game introduces a new cast of characters to the single player storyline, new puzzle elements, and a two player cooperative modePortal 2 draws from the award-winning formula of innovative gameplay, story, and music that earned the original Portal over 70 industry accolades and created a cult following. The single-player portion of Portal 2 introduces a cast of dynamic new characters, a host of fresh puzzle elements, and a much larger set…
  • Take Up The Sword Of The Samurai Again

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    September 1, 2014 6:00 AMAnother retro-classic game title from Tommo, Sword of the Samurai is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The game gives players the chance to return to ancient Japan for a role-playing, action-adventure simulation of combat, statesmanship, and intrigue.Enter Japan in the Age of Warring States. At the center of this role-playing, action-adventure simulation of combat, statesmanship and intrigue, you are a samurai warrior struggling for Honor. More important than life itself, Honor is crucial to achieving your ultimate goal: unifying the country…
  • Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition 1.3.2053 Released

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    September 1, 2014 6:00 AMOverhaul Games recently released version 1.3.2053 of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, with the Mac App Store version of the patch to reach players as soon as it is approved by Apple. The update offers over 200 bug fixes and improvements including adjustable font sizes and the introduction of a Quickloot feature.A modified version of Bioware's fantasy role playing game set in the Forgotten Realms, BGEE features an enhanced version of the Infinity Engine, the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack, new adventures, new party members, and new character kits.Crash…
  • Experience The Punic Wars In Ancient Battles: Hannibal

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    September 1, 2014 6:00 AMAncient Battle: Hannibal from Hunted Cow Studios Ltd is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The strategy war game includes multiple campaigns that allow players to fight the battles of the Second Punic War between Carthage and Rome.Ancient Battle: Hannibal is the newest edition to the Ancient Battles series. Experience the magnificence of the Punic Wars, as you follow Hannibal on his crucial campaign against Rome. Based upon, and a major upgrade to, the game system developed for Ancient Battle: Rome, a game that was the No.1 strategy game on the…
  • IMG Previews World Of Warcraft: Warlords Of Draenor

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    September 1, 2014 6:00 AMInside Mac Games' Ted Bade has posted a new preview of Blizzard Entertainment's upcoming expansion for its popular fantasy MMO World of Warcraft. Scheduled for a November 11 release Warlords of Draenor, the fifth expansion for the game, will send players to Draenor "at a pivotal moment in history to fight against and alongside legends from Warcraft’s brutal past."Here's an excerpt:Your garrison becomes an alternative home base for you. It has a flight point, an Inn, a command center, and various profession and other vendors, and all the stuff of a small town. You…
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    MacUser

  • Apple may finally be ready to adopt NFC with next iPhone

    Kenny Hemphill
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    Apple has, until now at least, steadfastly avoided putting NFC (near field communications) chips in its mobile devices, despite its apparent popularity with Android manufacturers. NFC has been at the ‘early adopter’ stage for a few years and Apple’s reluctance to join the party was thought to be down to a combination of NFC’s drain on battery power, the fact that it’s maximum range is 20cm (though its most effective under 4cm), and that it offers little that can’t be achieved with Bluetooth 4. Indeed, Apple’s Bluetooth-based iBeacon had been assumed…
  • 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…
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    Macenstein

  • DragonVale: How to breed a Sunstruck Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:48 am
    SUNSTRUCK DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 32 Hours BUY-IT Price: 2,000 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Mirage and Heat (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 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 […]
 
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    MacUpdate: Recent Mac OS X

  • Answers 1.0 - Create help documents and FAQs quickly and easily. (Shareware)

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    Answers makes the challenge of writing help documents simple and easy. Using a content-based approach, you can make a beautiful Help Book or FAQ in a just few minutes. Create your text, then select a sleek theme to stylize your help. Choose from six build types to suit your exact needs. Answers takes care of the hard part, maintaining all those links, pages, and files for you. Just enter your content, build, and go!OS X 10.7 or laterDownload Now
  • HTML Mailer 3.20 - Newsletter and marketing email designer. (Demo)

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    HTML Mailer is a powerful newsletter and marketing email designer. Create and send professional emails using our drag-and-drop editor, or code your own HTML email from scratch! Create and send emails with stylish fonts, Web hyperlinks, and photos... hyper link text boxes and photos embed HTML code snippets make a bigger impact by adding colours and photos to your emails use beautiful fonts choose from over 100 gorgeous colors and shades zero coding, easy to use drag-and-drop designer instantly generates rich email designs into HTML to provide formatting and semantic markup capabilities in…
  • SyncTwoFolders 2.0.4 - Syncs two user-specified folders. (Free)

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    SyncTwoFolders simply synchronizes two folders. It supports synchronization across mounted network drives and it is a possibility to run a simulation showing in a log what will be done. Please visit author's website for other version (Carbon or Cocoa) and old versions (PPC, previous systems, etc.).Version 2.0.4: Corrected a bug on launch. Internal changes in drag-and-drop for adding TextTrash. OS X 10.7 or laterDownload Now
  • QMidi Pro 2.4 - MIDI and Karaoke player for the Mac. (Shareware)

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    QMidi Pro is the ultimate MIDI/Karaoke player for the Mac. It can organize and play many types of media files, including MP3, movies and CD+G, and allows easy text editing/synchronization. It features real time pitch shifting, time stretching and the ability to display karaoke and movie content in full screen mode, even on a second monitor. Pro-only Features: Play audio/video and MIDI in sync (requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later). MTC (MIDI Time code) sync. Key Features: Supports MIDI formats 0 and 1 and any audio/video format supported by OS X Core Audio or QuickTime. Native support for FLAC…
  • WineBottler 1.7.25 - Bottle Windows apps as Mac application bundles. (Free)

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:58 am
    WineBottler allows users to bottle Windows applications as Mac apps. Wine has always been popular among Linux users for running Windows programs, but Wine is available for Mac, too - and now, free utility WineBottler can "bottle" Windows programs into separate application bundles that run as standalone Mac apps. In other words, WineBottler is a tool similar to codeweavers' Crossover, where separate prefixes are created per app. However, WineBottler 'wraps' or 'bottles' the separate prefixes in an application bundle. WineBottler allows standalone (i.e., not requiring wine to be installed)…
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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 $400 Starting Price For Range Of Wearable Devices

    Christopher Meinck
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:52 pm
    According to a new report from re/code, Apple executives are said to be discussing price points for their forthcoming wearable device, giving consideration to $400 as the cost for the entry level model. The new wearable, unofficially dubbed the iWatch, might make its debut at the upcoming September 9th event. It will share a very big stage at the Flint Center, alongside the iPhone 6. A sale price of $400 for Apple’s new wearable would be for the entry-level model, one of several models.Though Apple’s new wearable is slated to be introduced in a matter of weeks, it won’t be…
  • Apps of the Week, Hyperlapse, Bioshock, Contact Center and more!

    Christopher Meinck
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:12 am
    As the summer draws down and the back to school rush begins, pens, pencils and backpacks shouldn’t be the only thing on your shopping lists. This week, we get our Gordon Gekko on, walk with the dead, rick-roll our friends with a single tap and welcome a veritable classic to our stable of iOS games. It’s time for the everythingiCafe apps of the week for August 29th, 2014.Hyperlapse from InstagramThe über popular social photo share site wants to help you create stunning videos and they’ve got just the app to help you. Hyperlapse puts the power of breathtaking video-making in…
  • Apple Plans Wearable Intro On Sept 9th, Shipping 2015

    Christopher Meinck
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    There has been no shortage of speculation regarding Apple’s now official September 9th event. While the event is widely expected to be the formal introduction of the iPhone 6, it will also mark the introduction of Apple’s wearable device, which most have dubbed the iWatch. Whether it takes the form of a traditional watch remains to be seen. As for its unveiling, that will come at the Apple event taking place next month at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California. Though it will be introduced at the event, sources have told the reliable John Paczkowski not to expect on shelves…
  • Apple Invites Sent For September 9th Event

    Christopher Meinck
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    Apple has sent invites for an event on September 9th, as previously rumored. The invite reads, “Wish we could say more.” The event will take place at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino at 10:00 a.m. PST. Those lucky enough to be in attendance need to arrive by 8:00 a.m. and the invite suggests they arrive early.The event should end almost a year of speculation regarding Apple’s new iPhone. It is highly anticipated that Apple will use the event on September 9th to introduce at least one new iPhone 6, which will include big changes to the size of the…
  • Bloomberg: Apple Preparing 12.9-inch iPad for 2015

    Christopher Meinck
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:38 pm
    With Apple expected to introduce a much larger iPhone next month, the rumors have rightly shifted to the iPad. Amidst reports of sluggish tablet sales, Apple is reportedly prepared to have its suppliers begin production on a 12.9-inch iPad. Continuing the trend of going big, this new larger iPad is slated for an early 2015 release, according to Bloomberg sources.Apple currently ships the iPad in two sizes. The iPad Air features a 9.7-inch display. Introduced last year, it was a reboot of sorts for the larger form factor. It was announced alongside the second generation iPad mini with…
 
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    macZOT!

  • Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac Only $1 (98% Off) Now!

    MacZOT
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac Only $1 (98% Off) Now! All-in-one HD Movie Player Offers Mac Movie Fans the Best HD Movie Watching Experience! Normally: $59.95 ZOT Price: $1.00 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Watching Blu-ray movies on a Mac computer is not as easy as on a Windows computer. Macs have never supported Blu-ray since Steve Jobs declared Blu-ray a "bag of hurt". But now thanks to Leawo’s Mac Blu-ray Player software, you can freely play back Blu-ray movies on your iMac or MacBook effortlessly, with assistance of an internal or external Blu-ray drive.   Just…
  • Infographics

    MacZOT
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:41 am
    Infographics Quality visualization tools to add that special touch to any presentation Normally: $19.99 ZOT Price: $9.99 Click to macZOT!   Illustrate Your Point Infographics is an extensive collection of data visualization images for your Keynote slideshows. Whether you want your presentation to focus on a particular country, explain the intricacies of an industry, or demonstrate annual financial results, Infographics has a go-to supply of quality visualization tools.   Infographics contains: • 23 chart themes with 10 charts each • 41 themes of data visualization elements…
  • The Big Voilabits Bundle

    MacZOT
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The Big Voilabits Bundle DVDCreator + DVDRipper: Simple, Fast and Powerful! It's only $16.99!!! Normally: $74.98 ZOT Price: $16.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Expecting to get the greatest app with lowest price? Voliabits DVD Bundle, providing you with the best DVD Creator and DVD Ripper for Mac, is now making a sales promotion for the first time since it opened to public with the utmost preferential price. DON'T MISS OUT on this tremendous opportunity?   ————————————————-…
  • Stills

    MacZOT
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Stills Give your audience something to remember! Normally: $18.99 ZOT Price: $9.50 Click to macZOT!   Stills is an ultimate set of 1733 illustrations appropriate for any Pages or Keynote document that requires color, texture and authenticity.   View Samples->>   STILLS CONTAINS:  100 high-quality clipart images,  417 high-quality photos (1024 x 768 pixels),  200 photo items with transparent backgrounds,  300 People Clipart, 100 high-quality illustrations, 399 realistic objects rendered in 3D, 217 high-quality traffic signs images.      …
  • 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…
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    Apple

  • Apple said to be working with MasterCard and Visa for mobile wallet

    Stacey Higginbotham
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    Apple is reportedly in talks with Mastercard, Visa and American Express to use NFC as the foundation for a mobile payments platform. Are we finally close to settling on a mobile payments standard? Apple said to be working with MasterCard and Visa for mobile wallet originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Apple hires prominent tech blogger Anand Lal Shimpi

    David Meyer
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am
    Apple has hired Anand Lal Shimpi, the founder of hardcore nuts-and-bolts tech website AnandTech. Shimpi announced his retirement from tech publishing on the weekend, 18 years after he began blogging at age 14 – Ryan Smith is the new editor in chief at AnandTech, a publication […] Apple hires prominent tech blogger Anand Lal Shimpi originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • A fun exercise in speculation: Would I buy Apple’s rumored products?

    Mark Crump
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Apple's upcoming September 9th event is likely to introduce as many as three new types of Apple products. Based on the rumors and reports, which ones would I buy? A fun exercise in speculation: Would I buy Apple’s rumored products? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Two reasons now might finally be the right time for iPhone to gain NFC

    Kevin C. Tofel
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    Every year, we hear the rumor that the next iPhone will get NFC support and this year is no exception. However, there are two important differences that could mean the time is right for NFC in the iPhone 6. Two reasons now might finally be the right time for iPhone to gain NFC originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • It’s official: Apple is holding a launch event on September 9

    Kif Leswing
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    After months of speculation, Apple sent out invites on Thursday to a event on September 9. The event will take place at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, which is the same venue where Steve Jobs unveiled the original Macintosh back in 1984. We’re expecting new […] It’s official: Apple is holding a launch event on September 9 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
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    MacBlogz

  • Aplos is a very flawed, but beautiful new Twitter client

    George Tinari
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Aplos is a brand new Twitter app for iPhone that tries to shove important user features into a minimalistic design. Some highlights include a unified timeline for multiple accounts, web browsing reminiscent of Facebook's chat heads and intelligent...
  • Rumor Roundup: Schrödinger's iPhone

    Chris Rawson
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    More iPhone 6 component photos 'confirm' silver, gray and gold colors, depict larger internal speaker and new vibrator design (9to5 Mac) At least 9to5 Mac had the decency to put "confirm" in sarcastiquotes. These photos look like they were taken in...
  • Possible 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Rear Shell Showcased in New Video

    Kelly Hodgkins
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    A video showcasing what is claimed to be the rear shell of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 was published today by Nowhereelse.fr. While component leaks have been abundant for the 4.7-inch version, this is one of only a few leaks for the 5.5-inch iPhone, which is rumored to be entering production in September. The site's sources also claim Apple has selected "iPhone Air" as the name for this larger iPhone version. The metal frame in this latest leak is similar in appearance to a rear shell that appeared last month. Both shells have thick antenna breaks, a rounded opening for an updated True Tone flash,…
  • Apple Not Expected to Ship Reversible USB-Lightning Cable or New Adapter Alongside iPhone 6

    Richard Padilla
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:07 am
    Apple will likely not be shipping a new Lighting cable or redesigned USB power adapter alongside the iPhone 6, according to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via AppleInsider). Kuo notes that he doesn't expect either accessory to receive design changes when shipped alongside the iPhone 6, noting that"cost concerns" and"limited improvements to overall user experience" are preventing Apple from making such moves. Moca.co's prototype USB adapter and Lightning cable based on Apple's designs The report follows recent leaks of a revamped Lightning cable with a reversible USB…
  • Craaave is an app that finally makes music truly social

    George Tinari
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Making music social is a feat many have tried accomplishing but no one has quite nailed it. Spotify and Facebook came pretty close when they teamed up to share what Spotify users were listening to on their Facebook profiles. This worked for a little...
 
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2014.08.30

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 498. Apple event confirmed for September 9th. iWatch to be announced, but not delivered. iPhone 6 rumors solidifying. What about the other stuff? Bad iPhone 5 battery? Get a free replacement. New iAds in your apps soon. Thinner MacBook Pros. Apple’s OS X Yosemite public beta. Details and workarounds for Macbook Pro GFX issues. Getting iMessage SPAM? Block it. Upgrading iPhone via SIM Swap. Jobs tribute hidden in Pages for Mac. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Smile -…
  • 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.
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    MacMost

  • Opening Documents With Specific Applications

    Gary Rosenzweig
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    Most documents have a default application that will launch if you open that document. You can also specify an application if you wish to open a document with something else. You can do this with drag and drop, or by using the context menu. You can permanently change which application is used to open a […]
  • 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. Video Transcript (Click to Expand) Hi, this is […]
  • 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 […]
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  • Pixlr

    Mark
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Crop, resize and rotate images, adjust colour and contrast, apply red-eye reduction, or just use the “auto-fix” button. Pixlr includes dozens of filters, overlays, borders, effects and stickers.
  • MacDown

    Mark
    13 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Open source markdown editor for OS X, released under the MIT license, heavily influenced by Chen Luo’s Mou. Features highly customisable markdown rendering, syntax highlighting in fenced code blocks, sophisticated auto-completion.
  • Stand

    Mark
    22 Jun 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Get your Feedly RSS news feeds in a popdown from the menu bar. App can be refreshed and searched. Sign in with your Feedly account.
  • LiteIcon

    Mark
    8 Jun 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Change your system icons by dragging new ones onto the ones you want to replace, then click Apply Changes. Restore icons by dragging the new ones out.
  • OneNote

    Mark
    5 Jun 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Digital notebook from Microsoft lets you take notes (including pictures), share them and collaborate with others across multiple devices.
 
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    Mac Tutorials - HD

  • 0467 - WordPress Publishing Platform - Part 1 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    WordPress is an extremely powerful web publishing platform. Previously acknowledged as the premier blogging tool, WordPress has been extended and enhanced to allow WordPress to be much more than just a blog. In this episode, I take a look at setting up Wordpress on a self hosted website using a low cost Siteground account. I also cover some of the basic features of creating and managing blog posts and a brief look at themes to change the overall look of the website. In next week's episode I'll cover plugins and some additional advanced features.
  • 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.
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    Softpedia News - Apple

  • Tech Blogger Anand Shimpi of Anandtech Joins Apple

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:57 pm
    The tech blogging world has never seen better written reviews and technical descriptions of products like the ones on Anandtech. The site founded by Anand Lal Shimpi was the gold standard in covering tech down to the nitty-gritty. Anand wrote a short article yesterday about how he was ready to move on and leave tech blogging for good, while his website would continue to stay alive with the help of his former team.    A day after his post, the news broke on Re/Code: Anand Lal Shimpi... (read more)
  • iTunes Festival Starts Today. deadmau5 Opens the First Night

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Do you know who Joel Zimmerman is? Sure you don't! Have you heard of deadmau5? Yes, we're talking about the exact same person. This famous DJ is the opening act for Apple's London iTunes Festival. He will go up on the stage at Roundhouse on September 1 at 11:30PM.    iTunes has turned it into a full time ad for this show and deadmau5 is the first artist to be described, promoted and sold in a special page. Zimmerman got famous after the release of his track called "Fixing Berlin... (read more)
  • How to Steal Money with Your iPhone and Prevent That from Happening to You – Video

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:51 pm
    We've talked about the FLIR One, the thermal imaging case for your iPhone. It's the perfect way to test if your house has energy leaks. However, not a month has passed and the same case is being used as a way to steal money. At least, it can be if you believe the following video. Good thing about it? The guy also explains how to make sure nobody gets the PIN from your Credit Card.   First of all, let's remember how cool the FLIR One case is. This new case has been promoted by the guys tha... (read more)
  • Apple Is Ready to Enter the Payments Market, Partners American Express, Visa, and MasterCard

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:17 pm
    The iPhone 6 is about 2 weeks away and the rumors say it will feature an NFC chip so you can do all your mobile payments quickly and easily. Apple's first foray into the mobile payments market has been a late one, but they usually do that just because they want to control everything and make sure all the little issues are cleared out before the big release.   A mobile payment method using NFC will not work unless Apple gets a formal approval from the big guys in this area. And they did.&n... (read more)
  • Skylock, the iPhone Controlled Bike Lock of the Future – Video, Gallery

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    If you have a bike, you know how cumbersome it is to have a lock that works for you. Some of them are too heavy, others require special keys and take a little bit to unlock. Skylock looks like a regular U-lock for your bike, but it brings something extra.    Imagine you could be leaving your bike outside a shop, and when someone tempers with it, you will be immediately notified. Sure, cheaper movement sensors are on the market, but what they usually do is run off a 9-volt battery and... (read more)
 
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    9to5Mac

  • New hands-on footage claims to show 5.5-inch ‘iPhone Air’ (Video)

    Stephen Hall
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    As the days go by leading up to next week’s September 9th event, the part leaks for Apple’s next flagship handsets keep streaming in. The 5.5-inch model in particular has been getting a lot of attention lately, with multiple sources leaking photos of its casing and supposed components. Today’s offering, courtesy of French site Nowhereelse.fr, is another look at the shell of what the publication is calling the “iPhone Air.” Apple is reportedly working on two models of the next iPhone for release this fall, both rumored to be getting the spotlight at a special…
  • PSA: Don’t be surprised (or worried) if AAPL stock dips after iPhone 6 launch …

    Ben Lovejoy
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:33 am
    If there’s one thing as certain as the hype when Apple launches a new iPhone, it’s the “Apple is doomed” messages when the new model(s) fail to meet every single analyst prediction, no matter how crazy. Apple could add a matter transporter function to the iPhone 6 and some analyst would be complaining that it only operates on WiFi when they were expecting it to use LTE. Business Insider pointed to a set of CNN charts which show that, typically, the AAPL stock price is down a month after a new iPhone launch. But any similar dip we might see after the launch of the…
  • Vulnerability in Find My Phone service and weak passwords may explain alleged celebrity photo leaks

    Ben Lovejoy
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    The Next Web is reporting that a vulnerability in the Find My Phone service may have allowed attackers to brute-force passwords in order to access the iCloud accounts of celebrities. The vulnerability allegedly discovered in the Find my iPhone service appears to have allowed attackers to use this method to guess passwords repeatedly without any sort of lockout or alert to the target. Once the password has been eventually matched, the attacker can then use it to access other iCloud functions freely. A tool to exploit the weakness was uploaded to Github, where it remained for two days before…
  • Analyst says not to expect reversible USB Lightning connector to ship with iPhone 6

    Benjamin Mayo
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:32 am
    In a new report, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said not to expect the redesigned Lightning connector or power adaptor to feature as part of the iPhone 6’s package, quoting cost reasons. The new Lightning connector was intriguing in that it was reversible on both ends, including a specially-designed USB connector so that it could be inserted both ways up. The power adaptor was admittedly less exciting, and mirrored the form factor of the chargers seen in Australia. As the components were widely leaked, it led to speculation that Apple was producing them to debut…
  • Countless celebrity nude photo leaks being blamed on supposed iCloud hack

    Stephen Hall
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:58 pm
    A plethora of reports are swirling around the internet that countless private celebrity photos have leaked (no, we’re not going to link you), and—what are as of right now baseless—rumors claim that someone found a vulnerability in Apple’s iCloud platform and exploited it to obtain the images. Of the celebrities reportedly involved are Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Avril Livigne, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Mary Kate Olsen, Hillary Duff, and many others. News of the leaked images first started spreading on a 4chan /b/ thread earlier today, where many users have made claims that…
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    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • Get Even Closer To The Cinema Experience With Plex Movie Trailers

    Simon Slangen
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Plex finally added one of its most requested features: movie trailers. With the latest release of Plex Media Server and Plex Home Theater, general trailer and extras support was rolled out to Plex users on most platforms. These extras can cover anything you’d usually find on a DVD or Blu-Ray disk, including interviews, deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes content. More impressive features were released exclusively to Plex Pass users (Plex’ premium subscription service). This latest update brings functionality a lot of users have been waiting for. Trailers and Extras Trailer…
  • Mac Users: Is There Any Good Reason To Ever Reinstall OS X?

    Justin Pot
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Do you need to reinstall OS X regularly to keep your Mac running well? No. Are there times when doing so might be a good idea? Possibly. Here’s when. It’s a truism among Windows users: you should re-install your operating system every year, if not every six months, to keep things running smoothly. This was probably more true of Windows XP than it is of Windows 8, or even 7 – but it’s still something users of Microsoft’s operating system hear, and act on, regularly. Should Mac users do the same thing? If your Mac is running well, move along...Read the full article: Mac Users: Is…
  • What Is The Oldest Piece Of Computer Software You Still Use? [We Ask You]

    Dave Parrack
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Newer isn’t always better. Just look at Windows 8, which most people agree is a step backwards from the thoroughly enjoyable-to-use Windows 7. The mess Microsoft made with its latest operating system led many of us to stick with what we know, despite the older operating system losing its shiny luster. Is the same true of old software too? We’re confident that plenty of you reading this are using old software that is well past its prime. And yet something draws you to carry on using it. We want to hear your story of using old software for this week’s...Read the full article:…
  • 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…
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  • SoCal Developer In Discussions For Apple Store

    Gary Allen
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:14 pm
    A southern California mall developer has posted a tenant map that includes a space labeled “Apple,” along with the notation “in discussion,” indicating a possible future store northwest of Los Angeles. The map appears in the leasing brochure for The Collection at Riverpark (Oxnard), a 650,000 square-foot mall is along State Highway 101, the main coastal link between Los Angeles and San Francisco. If the new store becomes a reality, it would fill in coverage north of the existing The Oaks and Simi Valley Town Center stores, and south of the State Street (Santa…
  • 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…
 
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    The MacTrack - iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and Mac News

  • AlphaDigits Top Rated Apps August 2014

    Richard
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Long Island, New York – Mobile app review publisher, AlphaDigits has named the top rated apps for August 2014. AlphaDigits names five top class mobile apps every month based on the reviews published in the website during the particular month. This website has now released the names of top rated mobile apps for the month of August. Shadow Fight 2 (5/ 5): Fans of Shadow Fight looking for the next adventure need look no further. Last month, the creative minds at Nekki, who gave us Shadow Fight and Vector, released Shadow Fight 2, a sequel to Shadow Fight, offering the familiar scene of…
  • Answers – Making Help Documents Just Got Easier

    Richard
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Rochester, New York – Help documents are vital to customer support, and making them is no easy task. Answers, the new app from Tim Parnell, makes creating and organizing your help documents simple. By allowing you to focus on your content, not the code, you can quickly create everything from software help books to website FAQs. Answers uses a content-based approach to enable users to create better documents faster. Users no longer have to maintain links, create a design, or organize files to share documents. Answers handles these difficult parts, so the user can help their customers.
  • Word Mess goes Back To School – Over 25,000 Copies used in Classrooms

    Richard
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ahmedabad, India – Masala Games announced today that over 25,000 copies of their game Word Mess have been sold to schools at a 50% educational discount. To celebrate Back To School week, the game will be on sale with a price drop at $0.99 (usually $2.99) for the first week of September. Word Mess is fun for word enthusiasts of all ages. Find words in beautifully designed word clouds. Improve your visual scanning abilities and vocabulary through engaging and fun gameplay. Word Mess was specifically developed for middle school kids to help them boost spelling, word recognition and general…
  • New Folx downloader with torrent client functionality is released

    Richard
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Frankfurt, Germany – Eltima Software today releases a new version of their Folx download manager that includes much anticipated torrents downloading features. The new Folx is expected to suit better the needs of those who extensively use torrent trackers to find and download new data. The free version of the application offers basic torrent client options, while the PRO version allows users to search through the vast list of torrents without leaving the application. Folx is a popular download manager and torrent client for Mac. The application is available as a free and PRO version.
  • The Iddly Widdly Piddly Pop-off blasts into the app store

    Richard
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:50 am
    Brighton, United Kingdom – Box of Frogs Media are delighted to announce the launch of The Iddly Widdly Piddly Pop-off, an infectious tale that follows a barn full of animals plagued by a pongy pop-off that has dangerous consequences. It’s not just a simple case of whoever smelt it dealt it – in the story kids are taken on a deliriously hilarious journey to discover who’s at the bottom of the stinky fart attack! Author Daniel Corcoran’s brilliant and bold characters are vividly brought to life by the zany narration from Dave Benson Philips (Get your Own Back and…
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    The Loop

  • ∞ Plácido Domingo to close out iTunes Festival London

    Jim Dalrymple
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Apple announced on Monday that Plácido Domingo will be the closing act for iTunes Festival London. Apple’s choice of Domingo to close out the festival shows the true diversity of iTunes Festival with headliners ranging from Rock, Electronic, and Opera/Classical. [...]
  • AnandTech’s namesake heading to Apple

    Dave Mark
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    AnandTech CEO and Editor-in Chief Anand Lal Shimpi is retiring from the tech publishing world and moving on to Apple to rejoin AnandTech colleague Brian Klug, who left for Apple earlier this year. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Alleged iCloud security leak patched by Apple

    Dave Mark
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
    Twitter user @hackappcom posted a proof of concept, called iBrute, to GitHub on Saturday, that took advantage of an alleged hole in Find My iPhone… ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • This is how you hire a good technical person

    Dave Mark
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    Though this article is focused on hiring developers, it applies to any technical hire, anyone who needs to be able to grasp a complex topic and become useful in that area relatively quickly. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Major hurdles remain for Google’s self-driving cars

    Dave Mark
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:24 am
    From MIT’s Technology Review: Among other unsolved problems, Google has yet to drive in snow, and Urmson says safety concerns preclude testing during heavy rains. And much more. ∞ Read this on The Loop
 
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • Hyperlapse App Let’s You Create Amazing Time-Lapse Video Masterpiece

    SK Mezanul Haque
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Hyperlapse is a time-lapse video recording app from the makers of the popular smartphone app and social network Instagram. Instagram app itself supports video recording and sharing. For Instagram, launching another app for video recording and sharing may sound confusing. You don’t have to wonder anymore. We will here clear your confusions about Hyperlapse app. Hyperlapse app is not your boring video recording app, it does more than just recording videos. Hyperlapse app lets you easily create professional looking time-lapse videos without any complex settings or expensive camera. It will…
  • 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…
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    OS X Daily

  • Mac Setup: The Portable Workstation of a Sound Engineer

    OSXDaily
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    This week we’re featuring the Mac Setup of Csucsu Z., a sound engineer from Hungary who has a portable setup of Apple gear that goes on the road. Let’s jump right in and learn a bit more: What hardware is included in your Mac setup? The Apple gear I have includes the following: MacBook Pro ... Read More
  • How to Get Current Screen Resolution from Command Line in Mac OS X

    Paul Horowitz
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:40 am
    Typically Mac users will retrieve the screen resolution of connected displays through the Displays system preference panel in OS X. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that approach, it’s easy and quick, but because it uses the graphical interface of OS X it’s not necessary helpful for scripting purposes or remote management through Remote Login and ... Read More
  • How to Uninstall Apps from iPhone & iPad in Seconds

    Paul Horowitz
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    Installing apps to iOS is easily done through the App Store, but uninstalling apps from the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is probably even easier. Yes, many users will know how to do this, but it always surprises me how many people don’t know how to remove an app from their iOS device. Fortunately, Apple ... Read More
  • Video Shows Supposedly Assembled iPhone 6 Stuck in Recovery Mode

    Paul Horowitz
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    A purported iPhone 6 with what looks to be a 4.7″ display has been assembled from leaked parts, and the device even turns itself on, but is seemingly stuck on the familiar “Connect to iTunes” recovery mode screen. Two separate videos of the iPhone are embedded below for viewing (and this time it’s not a ... Read More
  • Apple Wearable Device Shipping Date Could Be Early 2015

    Paul Horowitz
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    The wearable device that Apple is expected to announce on September 9 will likely not ship until sometime next year, according to a new report from ReCode. Specifically, the well-sourced ReCode speaking of the wearable gadget that “we’re unlikely to see it at retail until after the holiday season — think early 2015″, and “it ... Read More
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    AppleInvestor

  • 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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  • Finding Content With A “Saved Search”

    Chita Hunter
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Even The Most Diligent Organized Person Can Have Trouble Finding a File… Mac OS X “Saved Search” gives you a smart feature way to help keep track of files and bring them to you at the click of a mouse. As long as your newly created or existing files contain the saved criteria, they will show up in the Saved Search without you having to take any extra measures.    
  • 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…
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  • AlphaDigits Top Rated Apps August 2014

    Richard
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Long Island, New York – Mobile app review publisher, AlphaDigits has named the top rated apps for August 2014. AlphaDigits names five top class mobile apps every month based on the reviews published in the website during the particular month. This website has now released the names of top rated mobile apps for the month of August. Shadow Fight 2 (5/ 5): Fans of Shadow Fight looking for the next adventure need look no further. Last month, the creative minds at Nekki, who gave us Shadow Fight and Vector, released Shadow Fight 2, a sequel to Shadow Fight, offering the familiar scene of…
  • Answers – Making Help Documents Just Got Easier

    Richard
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Rochester, New York – Help documents are vital to customer support, and making them is no easy task. Answers, the new app from Tim Parnell, makes creating and organizing your help documents simple. By allowing you to focus on your content, not the code, you can quickly create everything from software help books to website FAQs. Answers uses a content-based approach to enable users to create better documents faster. Users no longer have to maintain links, create a design, or organize files to share documents. Answers handles these difficult parts, so the user can help their customers.
  • Word Mess goes Back To School – Over 25,000 Copies used in Classrooms

    Richard
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ahmedabad, India – Masala Games announced today that over 25,000 copies of their game Word Mess have been sold to schools at a 50% educational discount. To celebrate Back To School week, the game will be on sale with a price drop at $0.99 (usually $2.99) for the first week of September. Word Mess is fun for word enthusiasts of all ages. Find words in beautifully designed word clouds. Improve your visual scanning abilities and vocabulary through engaging and fun gameplay. Word Mess was specifically developed for middle school kids to help them boost spelling, word recognition and general…
  • New Folx downloader with torrent client functionality is released

    Richard
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Frankfurt, Germany – Eltima Software today releases a new version of their Folx download manager that includes much anticipated torrents downloading features. The new Folx is expected to suit better the needs of those who extensively use torrent trackers to find and download new data. The free version of the application offers basic torrent client options, while the PRO version allows users to search through the vast list of torrents without leaving the application. Folx is a popular download manager and torrent client for Mac. The application is available as a free and PRO version.
  • The Iddly Widdly Piddly Pop-off blasts into the app store

    Richard
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:50 am
    Brighton, United Kingdom – Box of Frogs Media are delighted to announce the launch of The Iddly Widdly Piddly Pop-off, an infectious tale that follows a barn full of animals plagued by a pongy pop-off that has dangerous consequences. It’s not just a simple case of whoever smelt it dealt it – in the story kids are taken on a deliriously hilarious journey to discover who’s at the bottom of the stinky fart attack! Author Daniel Corcoran’s brilliant and bold characters are vividly brought to life by the zany narration from Dave Benson Philips (Get your Own Back and…
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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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  • Have a great Labor Day

    dsellers
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    Today is Labor Day in the U.S., so "MacNews" and "MacTech" will be closed. Have a great day with family and friends and be safe if you're traveling.
  • ArtRage for Mac OS X gets 64-bit support

    dsellers
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    ArtRage (www.artrage.com) is shipping now with faster 64-bit support. The upgrade of the painting software for Mac and Windows features a 64-bit engine for speed improvements, larger projects and canvases, and additional features listed below.   ArtRage 4.5 costs US$50 for new users. However, it's a free upgrade for ArtRage 4.x users and a $25 upgrade for owners of previous version, including OEM versions that came bundled with Wacom tablets worldwide.
  • Kool Tools: CrashPlan

    dsellers
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    Everyone needs a good back-up plan. CrashPlan from Code 42 makes backing up and security your data easy. Setting up CrashPlan is a breeze and can be implemented in three easy steps. Code 42 has three different ways of providing backup. You have the option to back up to local drives and computers, offsite drives and computers or online to CrashPlan Central. You can combine all three. read more
  • Jettison is ready for OS X Yosemite's 'dark mode'

    dsellers
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:03 am
     St. Clair Software has released Jettison 1.4.1 (http://tinyurl.com/kvonedl), an update to their Mac OS X application that automatically ejects external drives before your Mac goes to sleep. Jettison eliminates the hassle of manually ejecting Time Machine backup drives, network server volumes and flash drives. Just close the lid of your MacBook and Jettison does it for you. Version 1.4.1 improves the logic for ejecting and remounting all disks, with specific improvements for SD cards and flash drives. It also delivers user interface refinements and support for Yosemite's "dark mode." read…
  • Billings Pro for Mac OS X, iOS revved to version 1.8

    dsellers
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Marketcircle has unveiled Billings Pro 1.8 (http://www.marketcircle.com/billingspro), an update to its time billing and invoicing solution for Mac OS X and iOS devices. It's a multi-user time tracking and invoicing application for for multi-user businesses, with a web interface for workers to track time. Version 1.8 is designed to maximize the capabilities of the iPhone and iPad to create a one-stop app for freelancers and working professionals to track their time, expenses, and mileage and to send invoices and track payments. read more
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  • Deals: Save on VPN, iOS 8 Courses, a Backup Battery, and More in the Deals of the Week

    MacLife Staff
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]There's only one thing we love more than adding new pieces of tech to our arsenal of awesome, and that is saving money while doing it. We love a good deal, which is why we bring you the best offers around every chance we get. If you feel like you've been missing out, check out our best deals of the week from our Deals tab and see what you can save.If there's an image you need, odds are good DepositPhotos has it on file. Their extensive library of stock photography contains over 25 million images, all ready for you to put to…
  • Deals: Get $1000 Worth of Stock Photography for Just $99

    MacLife Staff
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]For designers, stock photography is an extremely helpful resource. It provides the perfect basis for a project or expresses the information that needs to be conveyed in a visual way. If your design work is getting a little stale and you need to add new stock images to your collection, check out this great offer on stock images from DepositPhotos, on sale now in our Deals tab.If there's an image you need, odds are good DepositPhotos has it on file. Their extensive library of stock photography contains over 25 million images,…
  • The Week's 10 Hottest Apple News Stories, August 30

    J Keirn-Swanson
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    Well, we're entering the home stretch of the last few weeks before the release of the iPhone 6. Have the spate or articles and leaks and so on dampened enthusiasm or stoked it? Guess we'll find out soon enough. At the very least, this week's been heavy on the iPhone 6 "news" so let's see what we have in the hopper for Labor Day weekend.
  • Shares of Apple Stock Close at All-Time High

    Leif Johnson
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:10 pm
    With only a few days left before Apple's big iPhone event, the tech world is expecting great things from Apple. Wall Street, too, is caught up in all the excitement generated by rumors and leaked parts, and today the fervor pushed the Cupertino company's to its all-time high.The final stock price for the day was $102.50, and the intraday stock price (also representing a record) was $102.90. Such numbers mark the continuation of the impressive trend we reported back on August 19, when the company's stock price sat at $100.53. Apple recently split its stock, and these "record" numbers account…
  • Russian Team Reportedly Makes Working 'iPhone 6' from Leaked Parts

    Leif Johnson
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:11 pm
    We've heard endless stories about leaked parts for the iPhone 6 over the last couple of weeks, but the Feld & Volk team in Russia apparently took these leaks to the next logical step and built their own iPhone 6 with them. Something about the audaciousness of the project seems more exciting than finding a iPhone 4 in a Redwood City bar.You can watch the full video made by Feld & Volk via the YouTube link below. Specifically, the team used a leaked case, a logic board, a display, a true-tone flash and camera, and they then hooked up the finished creation to a Mac to see what would…
 
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  • Drone’s Eye View of Apple Campus 2

    the rocr
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Everybody and their brothers have a camera equipped drone these days and they’re all posting the pics and videos. This time ’round the difference being that the caption reads, “Apple’s Campus 2 under construction in Cupertino. Video shot on August ... The post Drone’s Eye View of Apple Campus 2 appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Refurbished Mac mini $509; MBA, $719; MBP, $929; iMac, $1,049

    the rocr
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Looking for the best deal on an iMac, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air? Given that Apple refreshed those lines weeks and months ago, we are already looking at minimum refurbished Mac prices for those products. C’est la vie, these refurbished Mac ... The post Refurbished Mac mini $509; MBA, $719; MBP, $929; iMac, $1,049 appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Modbook Pro X: Touchable Mac Tablet Comes to Kickstarter

    the rocr
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Goodbye, Axiotron. Hello, Modbook Pro X and behold “The ultimate, all-in-one portable content creation tool.” That is the hype and here is the plan to bring the world’s one and only after-market modification that turns an 15-inch MacBook Pro into ... The post Modbook Pro X: Touchable Mac Tablet Comes to Kickstarter appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Simply Mac Opening in Portage, MI

    the rocr
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Yes, Apple continues to open new Apple Stores in the US. However, if you live in a provincial town, you either have a Best Buy or nothing at all. Simply Mac is changing that. Simply Mac is an Apple Authorized Reseller ... The post Simply Mac Opening in Portage, MI appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • 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.
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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 Granted Patent – Iconic Cube Design-NYC

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    According to reports by 9to5Mac, Apple has now been granted a U.S. patent for its iconic cube design, its New York flagship and the patent is for the design of above ground glass cube of 32 foot tall... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • iPhone 6 Coming in Gold, Silver and Grey Colours

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Apple’s iPhone 6 in Three Shades –Gold/Silver/Grey A French website, NowhereElse has recently posted images of the leaked iPhone 6’s Sim card trays indicating that the model would be available in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • iPhone Apps Initiating Forced To Place Expensive Calls

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Privacy has been the top most reason that encourages anyone to invest in a smart phone. If you have been in a delusion that you are safe and spying is limited to another area, then beware. iPhone one... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s Largest iPad – 12.9 Inch

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:05 am
    Apple Inc.’s suppliers are gearing to manufacture one of the company’s largest iPad, boosting the screen size and the production is scheduled to begin by the first quarter of next year. The new iPad... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
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  • Apple Has Discussed Charging ‘Around $400′ for its Wearable ‘iWatch’ | AppleInsider

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

    FriendsofMac
    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

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