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  • 5+ Frustrating Things in iOS 8 and What To Do About Them

    OS X Daily
    Paul Horowitz
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:04 pm
    iOS 8 is a really great improvement for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with a lot of changes, some big and some small, but let’s face it, there are a few things that are a little annoying too. Whether you just got a brand spanking new iPhone 6 and moved your stuff over, or ... Read More
  • iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S5

    Daring Fireball
    John Gruber
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Side-by-side comparison from The Onion.  ★ 
  • iCloud for Windows update means PCs can use iCloud Drive before Macs can

    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop
    Andrew Cunningham
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    iCloud Drive is now available on Windows, but not OS X. Andrew Cunningham Apple officially released iCloud Drive yesterday as part of the iOS 8 update, but it came with a caveat: turning it on disables the "old" way of iCloud syncing, but OS X doesn't yet support iCloud Drive and won't until OS X Yosemite is released later this fall. If you use iCloud to sync application data between your phone, tablet, and desktop, this means you'll need to keep living with the more limited version of iCloud until Yosemite is out (or roll the dice and give the Public Beta a try). If you're a Windows user…
  • iFixit tears new iPhones apart, finds they’re pretty easy to fix

    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop
    Andrew Cunningham
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    The iPhone 6 Plus, exploded. iFixit When you want to know more about the stuff inside your phone without actually taking it apart, you can count on iFixit to make the sacrifice for you. Late last night, the site began (and eventually completed) its teardowns of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, revealing slightly more detailed information about the insides of both devices, as well as how difficult to repair they'll be if you happen to break them. Like the iPhone 5 and 5S, the first step toward dismantling an iPhone 6 is to remove a pair of Pentalobe screws flanking the Lightning port,…
  • U2 Giveaway Shows We’ve Entered The Age of Digital Consent

    TidBITS
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    When is a gift not really a gift? Who really owns your phone? What makes music so important to us? Josh Centers ponders the backlash against Apple’s free gift of a U2 album and concludes that it could have been handled far better, though perhaps that wouldn’t have served the promotional needs of either U2 or Apple. 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…
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    MacNN

  • Google petitions FCC for NM desert testing of broadcast-capable drones

    20 Sep 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Google has filed a plan to test broadcast drones in the skies of New Mexico. A filing with the US Federal Communications Commission, one of the regulatory agencies that needs to be involved with such an endeavor, points to a test site south of Santa Fe, NM and south of Las Vegas. The tests are likely a practical test of remote Internet delivery technologies, and some of the largest tests that Google has run yet, utilizing Titan Aerospace's technology....
  • Home Depot transaction security reportedly ramshackle since 2008

    20 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Following the revelation that 56 million credit card transactions were stolen by miscreants, more information is coming out about the hack and the company's reportedly long-term lackadaisical security. According to employees familiar with the situation, the company was warned as early as 2008 that security would be a problem, and that the company was excruciatingly slow to respond to threats and often took no action agains perceived attacks or dangers....
  • Former NBA star arrested for $14,000 theft through Apple EasyPay

    20 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Former Phoenix Suns professional basketball player Rex Chapman was arrested on Friday and accused of shoplifting $14,000 in Apple merchandise using Apple's EasyPay self-checkout system. Apple store employees reported the player, after recognizing him "based on his previous celebrity status as an NBA basketball player," according to Scottsdale, AZ police....
  • New Oculus Rift 'Crescent Bay' headset shown, 'massive leap' over DK2

    20 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Today at the Oculus Connect conference, Oculus Vice President of Product Nate Mitchell not only showed the third version of the Oculus Rift, the "Crescent Bay," but also revealed that the nascent platform is now a Unity 5 build target, opening up the device to a wide range of developers and potentially additional host platforms beyond Windows and OS X. Additionally, the company announced that it has licensed the RealSpace3D audio technology for future versions of the hardware and software....
  • Apple, HP slam patent troll with $3.6 million each in attorney fees

    20 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    Northern District of California Court Judge Claudia Wilken has ruled that non-practicing entity Linex Technologies must pay Apple, Aruba, Meru, Ruckus, and HP millions in attorney fees after pursuing a patent case that it knew was destined for failure. Apple and HP are seeking $3.6 million each, with the other three companies seeking $3.8 million -- the ruling puts the patent troll on the hook for $18.6 million, an amount it may not have....
 
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    Office Blogs

  • Launch documents and get started right away with the new Office 365 home page

    Office 365 Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Starting something new. We’ve all been there. The first day of school, starting a new job, or even moving to a new town. As we become familiar with the new surroundings, buildings, new faces and personalities, schedules, and rhythms we start with a home base from which to explore. Using technology is no different. It’s important to have a home base where you can start, a place where you can access all of your services, downloads and settings and launch into new experiences, applications and adventures to expand your possibilities. Today we’re announcing a new home page experience in…
  • Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 016 with Andrew Connell on SharePoint workflow

    Office 365 Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    In episode 14, Jeremy Thake chats to Andrew Connell, a SharePoint MVP, about SharePoint workflow with regards to versioning and calling remote web services. http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP16_AndrewConnell.mp3 Download the podcast. Weekly update Deploy Workflows to Host Web with Integrated Workflow Apps by Vardhaman Deshpande Developing Apps against the Office Graph by Richard Dizerega O365AngularLearning by Steven Follis Angular Learning by James Cunningham Dev.office.com Code Samples Show notes Authoring Markdown – What, Why, How by Andrew Connell…
  • Building a global brand with local flavor  

    Office 365 Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post about Office 365 was written by Anders Munck, enterprise architect with the Carlsberg Group.   The past 14 years have been some of the most tumultuous in Carlsberg’s 167-year history of manufacturing beer. We used to license our beer to other breweries, but when our competitors started buying them up, we had to change our business model. So we began acquiring our own breweries. We’ve grown from serving four small markets in 2000 to successfully reinventing ourselves as a global beer brand. Becoming the fourth-largest brewer in the world brought with it a huge…
  • OneNote announces the Share extension for iOS 8

    OneNote Team
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Today’s post on OneNote was written by Avneesh Kohli, program manager on the OneNote team.  Today, we’re announcing the OneNote Share extension update for your iPad and iPhone, making it easier than ever to send content from your favorite apps to OneNote. All you need is an iPhone or iPad running iOS 8, the new operating system. Get started by downloading OneNote for iPad or OneNote for iPhone for free from the App Store. If you already have OneNote installed, simply open the App Store and get the latest version from the Updates tab available. As soon as your phone updates to iOS 8,…
  • Office 365 APIs Starter Project for Windows

    Office Dev
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:29 pm
    We’re building a set of starter projects that are intended to help you become familiar with the different Office 365 client libraries on the platforms you care about. In each project, we’ll show you how to use the client libraries to integrate your users’ Office 365 data into your app. Using the Office 365 client libraries can simplify your life greatly as you code against the Office 365 APIs from your app. Here are just a few  examples: Use the client libraries’ authentication business logic for getting the client access token. This means you don’t have to implement the…
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    TidBITS

  • U2 Giveaway Shows We’ve Entered The Age of Digital Consent

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    When is a gift not really a gift? Who really owns your phone? What makes music so important to us? Josh Centers ponders the backlash against Apple’s free gift of a U2 album and concludes that it could have been handled far better, though perhaps that wouldn’t have served the promotional needs of either U2 or Apple. 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…
  • FunBITS: A Minecraft Crash Course

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:39 am
    Microsoft just paid $2.5 billion to acquire a single game. Read on to find out what makes Minecraft so special to warrant such a high price, along with a “brief” primer on how to survive your first day in Minecraft. 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…
  • Security Update 2014-004 (Mountain Lion and Lion)

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    Patches numerous security vulnerabilities in Mountain Lion and Lion, many of the same found in the 10.9.5 Mavericks update. (Free updates, various sizes) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
  • Safari 7.1

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    Adds the option to select DuckDuckGo as your default search engine. (Free) 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: Bloomberg Businessweek Profiles Tim Cook

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    Bloomberg Businessweek has published an exhaustive profile of Apple CEO Tim Cook (be sure to check out the cover of the issue). The chief focus is how Cook handled taking over from Steve Jobs, and the challenges he faced. It also includes a brief foray into SVP of Design Jony Ive’s process behind creating the Apple Watch. 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…
 
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    TUAW

  • Stay organized and creative with the free version of NoteLedge

    Regina Lizik
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:30 pm
    The NoteLedge iPad app, free in the App Store with in-app purchases, is built around inspiring creativity, not staying organized. Of course, it's great for that too. Unfortunately, NoteLedge gives a bad first impression. It immediately prompts you...
  • Sorry Samsung, report indicates that Apple's new A8 processor is being manufactured at TSMC

    Yoni Heisler
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    After nearly three years of reports, rumors, and scoops which never panned out, it's been confirmed that Apple's new A8 processor is in fact being manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC). Latest news from @Chipworks: The A8 processor was...
  • Start the 2014-2015 PGA Tour season with the Golf Channel app

    John Emmert
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    The PGA Tour just held its tour championship event and the Ryder Cup is in late September, but we are only three weeks away from the start of the 2014-2015 PGA season. To get fans off to a good start The Golf Channel has launched a completely...
  • Belkin WeMo Smart LED Bulbs take on Philips hue lux in smart lightbulb market

    Steven Sande
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The home automation market keeps heating up, and one of the biggest players in that market -- Belkin, with its WeMo line -- has added a new product that may be the entry into home control for a lot of new customers. The WeMo LED Lighting Starter Kit...
  • TunnelBear VPN lets you surf, securely

    Andy J. Williams Affleck
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    TunnelBear VPN is a simple app that works beautifully to let you securely surf online using your iPhone or iPad (and there's a Mac version as well). A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is an encrypted connection to a server that permits you to be online...
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    MacRumors

  • Simultaneous Voice/Data, HD Voice Now Available to Verizon iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Users

    Juli Clover
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Verizon began rolling out its Advanced Calling service earlier this week, enabling voice over LTE (VoLTE) capabilities for select devices that support the service, which includes the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Numerous iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users are reporting that the VoLTE service is now functional, allowing Verizon iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users to use simultaneous voice and data capabilities for the first time when connected to a 4G LTE or Wi-Fi network. MacRumors has confirmed that VoLTE is indeed working, enabling users to browse the web or access apps while on a voice call. In addition…
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Use 20-Nanometer A8 Processor From TSMC

    Juli Clover
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Apple's 20-nanometer A8 processor in the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was fabricated by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), according to Chipworks (via iFixit). Chipworks has been analyzing the various parts in the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 plus following its release today. While the iPhone 5s used a 28-nanometer processor, the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus have a 20-nanometer processor, as has been widely rumored. According to TSMC, its 20-nanometer process technology can result in speeds that are much higher than its 28-nanometer chips. The 20-nanometer process also results in a…
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Successfully Survive Second Drop Test

    Juli Clover
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were subjected to their first drop test yesterday after the two devices went on sale in Australia. While the 6 and 6 Plus fared well when dropped on their backs, the screens did see significant shattering when dropped face down on the concrete. A second drop test conducted today saw somewhat different results. Android Authority dropped the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus in several different ways, including face down, and the two devices saw little damage aside from scuffs. Even when dropped on their faces with a decent amount of force from waist high, the screens…
  • Tim Cook Helps Kick Off iPhone 6 Sales at Palo Alto Retail Store

    Eric Slivka
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    With Apple's retail stores beginning sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus today, customers have been lining up to either pick up their pre-ordered devices or take their chances on launch-day supplies without reservations. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster conducted his annual line count at Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan and found a record 1,880 people in line at 8:00 AM, an increase of 33% over last year's line. Tim Cook at final employee meeting before opening doors of Palo Alto store (via @CNBCnow) Apple executives are also getting into the spirit of the iPhone launch, with…
  • First Impressions of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: Sleek Look, Great Display, Unoptimized Apps Blurry, Loud Vibration

    Eric Slivka
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    While the official reviews of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were published several days ago, with the devices now making their way into customers' hands we are starting to see broader first impressions of the larger iPhones. Case from MacRumors giveaway, based on rumored design specs (Photo by @adam_moreno) Several posters in our forums have highlighted the high-quality "Retina HD" displays on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but have observed that apps yet to be optimized for the larger displays appear "quite blurry" or "'big' and disgusting" due to scaling issues. Photo by jchiou Another aspect being…
 
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    Macworld

  • The Week in iPad Cases: A diamond is forever

    20 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    A diamond is foreverThis week’s roundup of new iPad cases comes with a great selection of everything from the fashionable to the practical—proof positive that a even a new crop of iPhones can’t stop the onslaught of great protective accessories for your tablet.Ashine GalaxyThe Bling (iPad Air; $74) sports a fashionable Apple logo made of diamond-like crystals.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Standard reactions

    20 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    There are certain standard reactions that occur when Apple makes big announcements. The first is to explain how those announcements doom Apple (even if that explanation completely contradicts an argument you'd made previously). The second is to throw a bunch of religious references into your piece. Everyone loves those. The third is to just write some clickbait.Bigger. Bigger. Nope, too big. You guys. You guys. Hey, you guys. You're not going to believe this. Business Insider has made an astonishing discovery. It turns out (turns out) that larger phones are... Are you sitting down? ...LARGER.
  • Get to know iOS 8: Customize your Notification Center with handy new widgets

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Among iOS 8's many new features are some cool ways to let you interact with your apps without actually having to open them. Interactive notifications are one example, and another is the brand-new widgets available in Notification Center. Apple is a little late to this game—Android has had widgets for years, and users can put them right on their home screens—but at least what we have is both elegant and functional. Getting started takes a little bit of setup, but once you have it down you will be relying less on the grid of icons and swiping right into your favorite widget for quickly…
  • You Should Play: Pako

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    With crashes, high-speed chases, and hairpin turns, Pako is not just your average endless runner. It is an endless getaway game, where escape is impossible—how long until your car chase ends in a crash depends upon your skill. Pako has five different maps to choose from with different vehicles and obstacles, but your goal is always the same: Drive to stay alive.If the twist on a classic style of gameplay isn’t enough to interest you, here are three other reasons why you should check it out:Look Ma, no brakes!: The object of the game is to survive for as long as you can. You’ll try to…
  • Got an iPhone 6? Do these 10 things first

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    It’s here! Your iPhone is here! Did you hug the UPS man? Thing Zero to do as you rip it out of the box is to not drop it, whatever you do. (Did you see that poor Australian kid? Ouch. Well, at least it didn’t shatter on him.) We’ve got a fully comprehensive setup guide if you need step-by-step assistance—think of this as the Cliffs Notes version. These are the 10 things you should do first.1. Back up your old phone I forgot to do this first, so once I’d turned my new iPhone on and it asked if I wanted a new phone or a restored backup, I had to sadly put the phone down and pick up my…
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    MacTech News

  • Logoist for Mac OS X gets group management feature, more

    dsellers
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    Synium Software (www.syniumsoftware.com) has updated Logoist, its vector drawing app, to version 2.0. The upgrade comes with a layer group management feature, Boolean operations, a vector export feature, a preset assistant, new filters, new presets and more. Logoist 2 is designed for both home and professional users. Its interface provides access to features ranging from combined pixel and vector-based effects to group management tools, including arbitrary Boolean operations. read more
  • Punch-BD is new Mac compatible bass drum virtual instrument

    dsellers
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Virtual instrument and effects plug-in developer, Rob Papen Soundware, has released Punch-BD, a bass drum virtual instrument for Mac (OS X 10.6 or higher) and Windows (Vista, 7, and 8). It's based around the BD module of the company's Punch drum synthesis/sampler software instrument and is designed to enable users to create the "biggest-sounding bass drums around." read more
  • HoudahGeo is ready for Mac OS X Yosemite

    dsellers
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:26 am
    Houdah Software (http://www.houdah.com/) has updated HoudahGeo, a geocoding solution for the Mac, to version 4. The new version adds support for the upcoming Mac OS X Yosemite. HoudahGeo costs US$29 for a single-user license for new users. Version 4 is a free update for registered users. HoudahGeo requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher.
  • IK Multimedia's T-RackS Custom Shop now features three classic American EQs IK Multi

    dsellers
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    IK Multimedia has added the EQ P50A, EQ P50B and EQ P60G to the T-RackS Custom Shop lineup (www.t-racks.com). With them in the mix, the Custom Shop now features over 30 virtual emulations of some of mixing and mastering gear. read more
  • MyScript Stack, MyScript Stylus bring handwriting input method to iOS 8

    dsellers
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:12 am
    MyScript, which specializes in handwriting recognition and digital ink management technology, has announced two input panel applications that offer user-friendly alternatives to keyboard entry. Both applications run on any iOS 8 device, regardless of size. read more
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    Touch Arcade

  • The TouchArcade Show - 173 Side A - We Got Phones

    Eli Hodapp
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:15 pm
    The original plan for this podcast was to talk about our day playing iOS games on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus... Then the reality of just how long it takes to set up a new iPhone hit. Late in the day, and with nothing really left to talk about that we didn't already post in first impressions pieces, we record a quick podcast on our experience in line and similar. Once we have more time to spend over the weekend gaming on the new devices, we'll record the second side of this podcast... I just wanted to have something in the feed so people weren't wondering what happened. Don't forget to…
  • TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Goat Simulator'

    Jared Nelson
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:54 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 Game of the Week: 9/19/14 - 'FOTONICA'

    Eli Hodapp
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:53 pm
    This week we're dropping the "s" from the title as we only reviewed one really great game this week. But, this was a week filled with iPhone news, a major iOS release, new phones, and all the junk that comes with that so you can't really blame us with being a little preoccupied with stuff other than game reviews. Hopefully next week returns to normal, and we see more than a half dozen games get released. Fingers crossed, anyway. FOTONICA, $2.99 [Review] - There's been a bazillion runners of all shapes and sizes on the App Store, but Fotonica manages to feel totally fresh through its first…
  • TGS 2014: Hands-On With 'Chaos Rings 3'

    Shaun Musgrave
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:28 pm
    The kids are back in school and the temperatures are cooling down, and in Japan that means it's the time of the year for the annual Tokyo Game Show. I got hands-on time with a bunch of cool upcoming games, but I figured you guys might be interested in hearing about this one first. Square Enix had a huge booth at the show this year, and while a lot of that was for their console and handheld games, mobile had a major presence as well. There were a handful of playable titles, but I went right for Chaos Rings 3. It's one of my most anticipated games, so I was eager to see if it lived up to my…
  • Gaming on the iPhone 6: First Impressions

    Jared Nelson
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Now that my previous iPhone's backup has been transferred over to my new iPhone 6, I've finally had a chance to (briefly) diddle around with some games on the new device and offer up my thoughts. Similarly to my first impressions of the iPhone 6 hardware itself compared to Eli's impressions of the much larger iPhone 6 Plus, gaming on the 4.7-inch model of iPhone isn't drastically different than normal. The iPhone 6 Plus is just so much larger that I think it's a more impactful change compared to the iPhone 6, which for the most part is just like gaming on my iPhone 5s but slightly larger.
 
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • iFixit tears new iPhones apart, finds they’re pretty easy to fix

    Andrew Cunningham
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    The iPhone 6 Plus, exploded. iFixit When you want to know more about the stuff inside your phone without actually taking it apart, you can count on iFixit to make the sacrifice for you. Late last night, the site began (and eventually completed) its teardowns of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, revealing slightly more detailed information about the insides of both devices, as well as how difficult to repair they'll be if you happen to break them. Like the iPhone 5 and 5S, the first step toward dismantling an iPhone 6 is to remove a pair of Pentalobe screws flanking the Lightning port,…
  • Apple releases OS X 10.9.5 with fixes, new code signing requirements [Updated]

    Andrew Cunningham
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Yesterday evening Apple released OS X 10.9.5 to the general public, the fifth major update for OS X Mavericks. As usual, the update comes with a handful of fixes for user-facing features as well as a small pile of security updates. Many of these security patches are also available for OS X 10.7.5 and 10.8.5 in separate updates. Like OS X 10.9.4, the update focuses on smaller problems that affect a subset of Macs. The new features include Safari 7.0.6, improved "reliability for VPN connections that use USB smart cards for authentication," and better reliability for connecting to file servers…
  • iCloud for Windows update means PCs can use iCloud Drive before Macs can

    Andrew Cunningham
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    iCloud Drive is now available on Windows, but not OS X. Andrew Cunningham Apple officially released iCloud Drive yesterday as part of the iOS 8 update, but it came with a caveat: turning it on disables the "old" way of iCloud syncing, but OS X doesn't yet support iCloud Drive and won't until OS X Yosemite is released later this fall. If you use iCloud to sync application data between your phone, tablet, and desktop, this means you'll need to keep living with the more limited version of iCloud until Yosemite is out (or roll the dice and give the Public Beta a try). If you're a Windows user…
  • Apple expands data encryption under iOS 8, making handover to cops moot

    Cyrus Farivar
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Tim Cook unveils iOS 8 at WWDC 2014. Megan Geuss Apple has updated its privacy policy as part of the rollout of iOS 8, announcing that devices with the latest version of the operating system installed can no longer be accessed by the company itself. Previously, as we reported in May 2014, if law enforcement came to Apple with a seized device and a valid warrant, it was able to access a substantial portion of the data already on an iPad or iPhone. But under the latest version of iOS, even that will be impossible. "On devices running iOS 8, your personal data such as photos, messages (including…
  • iOS 8 and the Apple TV: Flattening the living room

    Andrew Cunningham
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Andrew Cunningham The old Apple TV setup screen. Note the glassy button and its blue glow. 27 more images in gallery The Apple TV's interface is only vaguely similar to the one on your iPhone or iPad, but inside the set-top box is the same hardware and software that runs the rest of the iDevices. Alongside iOS 8, Apple today introduced "Apple TV Software version 7.0," a fancy name for "the Apple TV's version of iOS 8." The Apple TV's software was never as skeuomorphic and texture-soaked as iOS 6 was on the iPhone and iPad, but the old interface still used thicker fonts and glassy buttons. The…
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    iPod Touch Hacks

  • 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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  • iOS 8 Extensions and Widgets I’m Trying This Weekend

    Federico Viticci
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:11 pm
    A lot of new and updated apps have landed on the App Store since the launch of iOS 8 earlier this week. While we tried to be as prepared as possible by covering notable releases here at MacStories, we couldn’t possibly hope to always have articles for every single new app we like. Therefore, I’ve decided to run down a few personal picks for new iOS 8 extensions and widgets I’m going to try over the weekend. Due to the abundance of widgets, extensions, and custom keyboards that have been launched this week, I don’t expect all of these apps to stick around on my devices…
  • The iPhone 6 Plus Is Not an iPad nano

    Federico Viticci
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Jason Snell, writing at his new website, Six Colors: When Apple announced the iPhone 6 Plus on Sept. 9, I entertained the idea that it might be a replacement for my iPad mini. At last, the promise of a single device small enough to fit in my pocket, but big enough to satisfy my productivity needs. Then I used the iPhone 6 Plus. And while it will have its fans—in fact, I’ll wager that the iPhone 6 Plus will have rabid fans—it’s just not for me, because I wasn’t seeking a bigger iPhone. I was seeking an iPad nano, and that’s not something the iPhone 6 Plus is…
  • Twitter for iPhone Gets Redesigned Profiles, Interactive Notifications on iOS 8

    Federico Viticci
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    In an update released today, Twitter has introduced redesigned profiles in its iPhone app as well as interactive notifications for users on iOS 8. Profiles have been refreshed with a focus on bio and on making it easier to switch between tweets, photos, and favorites. The change is interesting, as photos and favorites used to be available in a scrollable strip and a tab, respectively; now, Twitter is promoting them to more prominent timelines. You'll be able to switch between these three sections through tabs at the top of a profile, which "snap" to the upper part of the screen as you scroll…
  • Connected: Nothing Was Sacred

    Federico Viticci
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    This week, Federico and Stephen discuss iOS 8 and some of their favorite things developers are doing with it. If you'd like a spoken version of my thoughts on iOS 8 that includes a great conversation with Stephen, Connected #5 is here. Sponsored by: Squarespace (use code WORLD for 10% off) PDFpen Scan+ Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation ∞ Read this on MacStories
  • On Location in Iceland with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

    Federico Viticci
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    This is an incredible collection of photos by Austin Mann for The Verge. Make sure to check out the Focus Pixels and Slo-Mo videos – the difference is stunning. I loved this bit about the iPhone as a camera: I really enjoy the challenge and spontaneity of capturing powerful images without directing them. I love to explore, see a moment coming, line up the shot and capture it as it passes. The great thing about carrying the iPhone as my primary shooting device is it’s simple yet so powerful: it's ready to capture virtually any scenario I encounter. It enables images like this in a…
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  • Chinese scalpers and publicity seekers replace Apple fans in iPhone 6 queues

    MacDailyNews
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    “You probably have a certain image of someone who would wait in line for an iPhone: mid-20s, scruffy beard, white earbuds playing some gentle indie music,” Daniel Howley reports for Yahoo Tech. “” “In New York, however, that representation wasn’t quite accurate. Gone were the bustling groups of hipsters and college students, replaced by startup hustlers looking for publicity, Chinese entrepreneurs in the reselling business, and, surprisingly, large families, many with elderly members, playing cards and sitting on small wooden stools,” Howley reports.
  • Apple, HP slam patent troll Linex Technologies with $3.6 million each in attorney fees

    MacDailyNews
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    “Northern District of California Court Judge Claudia Wilken has ruled that non-practicing entity Linex Technologies must pay Apple, Aruba, Meru, Ruckus, and HP millions in attorney fees after pursuing a patent case that it knew was destined for failure,” Electronista reports. “Apple and HP are seeking $3.6 million each, with the other three companies seeking $3.8 million — the ruling puts the patent troll on the hook for $18.6 million, an amount it may not have.” “In April, the US Supreme Court allowed for ‘fee shifting’ in a revision of the…
  • Massive iPhone 6/Plus demand challenges Apple assembler Foxconn

    MacDailyNews
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    “The iPhone 6 seems to be running into the same old story — not enough supply to meet demand,” Lance Whitney reports for CNET. Apple supplier Foxconn has brought more factory workers on board to make the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus at its plant in Zhengzhou, China. But the complexities of manufacturing both phones appear to be taking their toll, the Wall Street Journal said Wednesday, citing the usual ‘people familiar with the matter.'” “More than 200,000 Foxconn workers are stationed at the Zhengzhou factory with the sole job of assembling the new…
  • Cupertino, we have a problem: iPhone 6 lines and the Chinese mafia

    MacDailyNews
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    By Lucas Tamborelli Casey Neistat has produced the video (below), “iPhone 6 Lines and the Chinese Mafia,” which details an iPhone line outside Apple Store SoHo in New York City. Neistat’s YouTube description states the situation rather concisely, “This entire experience was disheartening.” Apple faces a public relations problem here. In person and via email, we’ve heard from many, many people who lined up hours early at their local Apple Retail Stores for iPhones on launch day only to find the place besieged by busloads of Chinese-speaking people who seemed…
  • iPads everywhere! United Airlines’ Apple-flavored airport upgrade

    MacDailyNews
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    “United Continental Holdings announced plans this week that should make its passengers’ time at Newark Liberty International Airport more efficient and appealing, while generating more sales for airport vendors,” Casey Kelly-Barton reports for The Motley Fool. “The key ingredient is lots of Apple iPads.” “United and its remodeling partner, airport restaurant developer OTG, plan to install nearly 6,000 iPads in Newark’s Terminal A as part of an overhaul that will add 10,000 charging outlets and bring in dozens of new eateries,” Kelly-Barton…
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  • Apple Promises to Keep User Data Secure and Out of the Government’s Reach

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Data security has been one of the biggest issues in the past years, especially with all the information about the government spying on people via tech and requisitioning obtaining user data from companies such as Apple, Google, and Facebook. Source With the latest iOS update, Apple promises to keep user data secure and out of the government’s hands – even if the police come knocking on their door with a warrant. How is this possible? I mean, if the police have a warrant, isn’t Apple obliged by law to give what the police is asking for? The answer lies in the technology…
  • The Best and the Worst of iOS 8

    Brian Meyer
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:25 am
    In case you’ve been hiding in a Faraday cage without Internet access for the past 24 hours or more, you probably already know that iOS 8 has been released into the wild for all of us to download in all of its glory. Even though it’s somewhat of an overstatement that this update is what Apple calls “the biggest release since the launch of the App Store,” there’s still a lot going on in iOS 8 and most of it is pretty great. Just like anything else though, there’s some bad to go along with it. Overall though, iOS 8 seems to have trimmed the fat from iOS 7 and made it sleeker and more…
  • 1Password Is FREE for iOS!

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Remembering so many different passwords is such a pain, and that is why a lot of people just use one password or similar passwords – so they won’t forget. But we all know that that practice is a huge no-no. Knowing and doing – those two are totally different creatures, though. Thank God for apps like 1Password, which lightens your burden and “makes” you remember only ONE password: your master 1Password password. For everything else, there’s MasterCard 1Password’s vault which will remember all your usernames and associated passwords. You might already…
  • Will Emerging Markets Get Their Own iPhone?

    Brian Meyer
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    It’s common to walk down almost any street in a country like the United States and see more than one iPhone. Whether it’s used for simple phone calls or checking Twitter, the iPhone is the definition of pervasive technology in developed countries. While this is true for nations like the United States and many European countries, emerging markets like Brazil, Russia, India and China are just starting to have the characteristics of a fully developed market, which means there can be quite the disparity between classes. This, in turn, makes the standard pricing and features found on the…
  • The Truth About 9:41 or 9:42 Displayed on iOS Devices

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Have you ever wondered why iPhones and iPads always have 9:41 or 9:42 as the displayed time in advertising material? Take the iPhone 6 displayed on Apple’s home page. And also look at the iPads. Source If you’ve been following each keynote ever since Steve Jobs first introduced the iPhone, then you probably already know the answer. For those of you who may not have noticed, or simply have not asked the question, the answer is rather simple but very Apple-esque. A thread on Quora tackles this topic and highlights the fact that when it comes to marketing, Apple rarely does anything…
 
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  • iPhone 6 launches to enthusiastic crowds

    Chris Barylick
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    At long last, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets are out. Down at the Apple Store location on University Avenue in Palo Alto, the line attendees, led by Abdul Karim of Fremont, California, were more than ready. Karim, who had set up a lawn chair outside the Apple Store early Tuesday afternoon, appeared relaxed and ready the day before the iPhone 6 launch, spending time camping out in the line with his brother, Faz. First in line attendee Abdul Karim at the Apple Store iPhone 6 launch in Palo Alto. “We could have pre-ordered it, but it’s just time bonding with my brother, my cousin’s here…
  • Repair firms perform first teardowns of iPhone 6, 6 Plus handsets, report initial findings

    Chris Barylick
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    As per usual, the cool cats at iFixit performed a full teardown of Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus handsets only hours after getting their hands on them at the first launches around the world. Over in another corner of the woods, Japanese blog Mac Otakara performed its own teardown of the smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 6 handset. Per AppleInsider, the Mac Otakara teardown revealed an intricately designed interior with all-new components squeezing into a slightly revamped layout. As seen in the video below, Apple was forced to make concessions in designing the ultra thin handset. For example, the…
  • Samsung takes swipe at iPhone 6 Plus in snarky web video

    Jason O'Grady
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:53 pm
    If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at the web video that Samsung posted on its YouTube channel. The video trolls Apple for coming out with a 5.5-inch iPhone (the fabled iPhone 6 Plus) two years after it released the Galaxy Note 2 in 2012. The video highlights early negative reviews of the Galaxy Note (the WSJ said it “looks like you’re talking into a piece of toast,” Mashable called the Note “an unwieldy beast”). It then shows a recent BGR post from September 9, 2014 titled “The truth hurts, Apple fans: You can thank Samsung for your big new…
  • iPhone 6 lines shape up in Australia, around the world

    Chris Barylick
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    With the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets being released tomorrow, long lines have been reported around the world. Per MacRumors, a photo taken by Guardian Australia writer Bethanie Blanchard shows many customers lining up outside the Apple Store Doncaster, as the line is said to have started at 6 AM and stretches around the entire length of the shopping center. In addition to Australia, Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in the US, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK starting Friday, with Apple Retail Stores beginning sales at 8…
  • Apple releases OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks update

    Chris Barylick
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    In the midst of the iPhone 6 hype and hoopla, a major operating system update just hit. Late Wednesday, Apple released OS X 10.9.5, which includes the following fixes and changes: – Safari version 7.0.6. – Fix for VPN-related vulnerability. – Fix for file access from SMB servers. – Fix for the reliability of virtual private network connections that use USB Smart Cards as IDs. Per Safari 7.0.6, the new version includes a patch for a WebKit vulnerability that allows for termination of arbitrary code after a user visits a malicious website. Mac users can download OS X…
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  • iPhone 6 case spotlight: Speck

    Kirk Hiner
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:23 pm
    If there’s one thing we learned from our iPhone 6 case spotlights leading up to the iPhone 6 launch, it’s that our readers want to know about the cases available to them. As such, Technology Tell is continuing our look at the iPhone 6 case lineup from manufacturers whose products we have reviewed for previous iPhone models. Check back each day as we help you determine which cases you should buy (or wait for) to protect your new mobile device. Speck Releases New CandyShell Cases and Introduces MightyShell for iPhone 6 I don’t imagine it’s possible to have been an iPhone…
  • Win one of 5 free downloads of Tomb Raider for Mac

    Kirk Hiner
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    At the end of last month, we told you Mac gamers that you need to play the Tomb Raider reboot. We were serious. So is Feral Interactive, the publisher of the Macintosh version, and that’s why they’ve given us five Steam codes for Tomb Raider. As described on Steam: Tomb Raider explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a young woman to a hardened survivor. Armed only with raw… Continue reading Win one of 5 free downloads of Tomb Raider for Mac Related posts: Tomb Raider reboot rebooting on the Mac Tomb Raider gets its Mac reboot January 23rd Mac…
  • Has Apple’s A8 SoC enough power to stay competitive?

    Charles Moore
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    HotHardware’s Paul Lilly suggested last week that while iPhones and iPads received impressive performance boosts with Apple’s release of the world’s first 64-bit mobile device processor A7 System-on-Chip (SoC)—claiming it had brought desktop-class performance to the iPhone 5s and the iPad Air and mini—we shouldn’t be anticipating a commensurate performance boost with this year’s A8 upgrade for the iPhone 6 and second-generation Air. Lilly notes that last year’s A7 chip dominated HotHardware’s benchmark runs, and consistently outperformed previous generation iPhone…
  • Sluggish iOS 8 uptake likely attributable to a constellation of factors

    Charles Moore
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:52 am
    Early indications are that Apple iDevice users are significantly less enthusiastic about upgrading to iOS 8 than was the case a year ago with iOS 7. Or perhaps uptake is slower because fewer users are able to upgrade due to objective factors, like their device isn’t supported by version 8, or there is not enough free space left on the storage drives of the large cohort of users with Apple’s relatively stingy 8 GB (iPhone 5c) and 16 GB (most everything iElse) base configurations. For example, iOS 8 supports only the iPhone 4s and newer, and iPad 2 or newer. Also, owners of older…
  • SwiftKey racks up one million downloads in 24 hours

    Hammad
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:51 am
    Apple’s latest operating system finally introduces support for third-party keyboards, and SwiftKey made a quick jump right after the launch of iOS 8. The developers have now announced Swiftkey has received a positive response from the iOS… Continue reading SwiftKey racks up one million downloads in 24 hours Related posts: SwiftKey Keyboard app coming with iOS 8 iOS 8 Healthbook screenshots surface Apple releases rules for HealthKit, HomeKit apps The post SwiftKey racks up one million downloads in 24 hours appeared first on AppleTell.
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  • TechFan #178 – Self-Flushing Podcast

    Tim Robertson
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    Tim and David discuss iOS 8, the lines of people waiting to buy an iPhone, and the craziness surrounding Apple pushing the new U2 album out to every iTunes user. Microsoft shuts down their Silicon Valley research lab, Tim does a mini review of the Braven 705, and we have feedback from Andre, Peter, and […]
  • MyMac Podcast 522: Shawn King just takes the fun out of everything

    The MyMac Podcast
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    Guy can’t leave well enough alone and has (yet again) changed his recording setup. This was nearly a disaster which means that even MORE changes are afoot (so give him a hand…gold clap). Shawn King comes on to talk to the GMen about all the new Apple stuff, the death of Macworld as a print […]
  • The problem with wearables

    Guy Serle
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
      My fundamental issue with all these wearables is that for more than really basic functionality (or less than that) you need it to be tied to a phone. Apple’s watch is no different in that regard. So how can it be better? From the mind that said Apple should stop making Macs and let others clone and that […]
  • Smartwatches and the Classroom

    Donny Yankellow
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    With the wearable tech market on the rise, and now that Apple is definitely entering the market, there is one place that I can see the smartwatch being a real problem- the classroom. Teachers already have it hard fighting the battle against cell phone and texting in class (of course texting can happen on computers […]
  • Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver – User Report Review

    John Nemerovski
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver Audioengine $189 Bluetooth audio has arrived for serious music listeners. Connect Audioengine’s new B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver to your home stereo unit or other system and enjoy the best wireless music signal available. Use your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Macintosh to stream audio to B1. Your music never sounded this good […]
 
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  • iCloud Drive comes to Windows before the Mac

    Alex Heath
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Steve Jobs once said that iTunes on Windows was like giving someone ice water in hell. Now Windows users are getting the latest version of iCloud before the Mac faithful. Apple has already rolled out iCloud Drive, its new cloud…Read more ›
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus finally allow for simultaneous voice and data on Verizon

    Alex Heath
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    One of the cons of owning a smartphone on Verizon has been the inability to make a call and use data at the same time. The old restriction is finally going away with the introduction of Voice over LTE (VoLTE)…Read more ›
  • Apple raises repair costs for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

    Alex Heath
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    With every new iPhone purchase, it’s important to weigh the cost of repairs against the value of Apple’s extended warranty. This year, Apple has raised repair costs for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Here’s the complete cost breakdown for…Read more ›
  • Deals ending soon on Mac apps, gear, and more! [Deals]

    Allan Blocker
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    Cult of Mac Deals is dedicated to bringing you the best in new tech gadgets, software, and services at rock bottom prices. As we continually introduce new products, we also have to say goodbye to the ones that have been…Read more ›
  • How to use iOS 8 like a boss

    Lewis Wallace
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    You don’t need a new iPhone to enjoy the awesome power of iOS 8. Loaded with new features and built-in apps, Apple’s latest mobile OS is its most powerful yet. As intuitive as it is, there are plenty of tips…Read more ›
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  • Report: Apple

    20 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    NFC-capable tablets with "supercomputer" GPU; OS X 10.7 Terminal scrollback (and iTerm alternative); swollen MacBook batteries
  • Report: Photography

    20 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    future Photos app vs. Aperture and iPhoto; Capture One
  • Report: Virtualization

    20 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    running Mac OS X 10.4 on virtual machines; Epson 9600
  • Report: Yosemite

    20 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    user interface notes, Apple feedback, printing, etc.
  • Report: iPhone 6 and iOS 8

    20 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    WiFi calls (on T-Mobile); switching from ATT to T-Mobile; VoLTE (simultaneous voice and data on Verizon); different iPhone 6 models; cell contracts, costs, compatibility and activation; multi-device call routing; iPhone chip analysis; iOS 8 performance issues with older devices; free space issues; forced passcodes; undeletable Apple apps (Podcasts); Family Sharing questions; Apple's change to its own content distribution network and more
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  • Logoist for Mac OS X gets group management feature, more

    dsellers
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    Synium Software (www.syniumsoftware.com) has updated Logoist, its vector drawing app, to version 2.0. The upgrade comes with a layer group management feature, Boolean operations, a vector export feature, a preset assistant, new filters, new presets and more. Logoist 2 is designed for both home and professional users. Its interface provides access to features ranging from combined pixel and vector-based effects to group management tools, including arbitrary Boolean operations. read more
  • Punch-BD is new Mac compatible bass drum virtual instrument

    dsellers
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Virtual instrument and effects plug-in developer, Rob Papen Soundware, has released Punch-BD, a bass drum virtual instrument for Mac (OS X 10.6 or higher) and Windows (Vista, 7, and 8). It's based around the BD module of the company's Punch drum synthesis/sampler software instrument and is designed to enable users to create the "biggest-sounding bass drums around." read more
  • Kool Tools: Soba by Bluelounge cable organizer

    dsellers
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:42 am
    Like most Mac users, you probably suffer from cable clutter with various cables and cords littering your workspace. The US$24.95 Soba (http://tinyurl.com/q4u25cr) by Bluelounge can help alleviate the problem. Soba zips loose cables up and consolidates them into a single tube that you can route and affix along walls, under desks, and just about anywhere. You use the Vortex zipper in a sliding motion to open and route cables. Once the zipper passes, Vortex technology will auto-coil the tube, bundling the cables inside. read more
  • HoudahGeo is ready for Mac OS X Yosemite

    dsellers
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:26 am
    Houdah Software (http://www.houdah.com/) has updated HoudahGeo, a geocoding solution for the Mac, to version 4. The new version adds support for the upcoming Mac OS X Yosemite. HoudahGeo costs US$29 for a single-user license for new users. Version 4 is a free update for registered users. HoudahGeo requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher.
  • IK Multimedia's T-RackS Custom Shop now features three classic American EQs IK Multi

    dsellers
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    IK Multimedia has added the EQ P50A, EQ P50B and EQ P60G to the T-RackS Custom Shop lineup (www.t-racks.com). With them in the mix, the Custom Shop now features over 30 virtual emulations of some of mixing and mastering gear. read more
 
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  • iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S5

    John Gruber
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Side-by-side comparison from The Onion.  ★ 
  • Igloo

    John Gruber
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    My thanks to Igloo, the intranet you’ll actually like, for sponsoring this week’s DF RSS feed. Igloo is built with easy-to-use apps, like blogs, calendars, file sharing, forums, microblogs (think: private Twitter), task management and wikis. It’s everything you need to work better together, in one very configurable cloud platform. With Igloo’s responsive design, your intranet already handles a range of devices: iOS, Android, even BlackBerry, and it will work on your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus right from the start. Igloo is free to use with up to ten of your favorite co-workers. Sign…
  • iPhone 6 Slow Motion Wine Pour

    John Gruber
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Watch this beautiful footage, then think about how far we’ve come, so fast. The original iPhone’s camera didn’t even shoot video at all.  ★ 
  • Six Colors

    John Gruber
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:40 pm
    And speaking of Jason Snell, this week he launched his new post-Macworld home: the perfectly named Six Colors. So good. Instant RSS subscription. The whole Macworld thing is still a bit of a shock, but I think it’ll all work out for the best in the end. This gets Jason back to what he does best: writing.  ★ 
  • ‘Orson Welles of the Genre’

    John Gruber
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Also speaking of podcasts, Horace Dediu, Jason Snell, and yours truly were the guests on the latest episode of Moisés Chiullan’s Electric Shadow, talking about Apple and their use of cinema and cinematic techniques.  ★ 
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  • Here's how the new battery usage monitor works in iOS 8

    Rene Ritchie
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:11 pm
    iOS 8 brings something similar to OS X Mavericks-style battery usage — aka battery shaming — to the iPhone and iPad. Located in the Settings, General, Usage section, it tells you which apps and system services are using power, and how much. Obviously the ones using the most power are doing something wrong and should be shut down, right? Wrong. Like many things, the answer is far more complex and nuanced than simple power bad, quit good. So, what does iOS 8 battery usage really mean and how should you use it? Battery usage is best thought of as a sanity check. It lists each app (or…
  • Best iPhoneography of the week

    Michelle Haag
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Every day, millions of photos are taken around the world, and a good chunk of those are taken on an iPhone. It's no wonder why — the iPhone is super portable, has an amazing iSight camera and an incredibly easy to use Camera app. Combine that with the ability to share photos instantly via Twitter, Instagram and other social networks, and you have the perfect solution for capturing and publishing any moment imaginable. So, each week we're going to scour the social networks for uplifting, inspiring, touching, and all around amazing photos using #iphone #iphoneography #vscocam and similar…
  • Best custom keyboards for iOS 8: Customize how you communicate!

    Allyson Kazmucha
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Now that you've got iOS 8 installed, one of the very first things you should do is try out some new keyboards, right? However, with the flurry of App Store updates that are happening, that's a task in itself. So if you're only interested in the best iPhone and best iPad keyboard apps currently available, follow along for our top recommendations! SwiftKey SwiftKey is one of the best selling Android apps of all time, and for good reason. Not only does SwiftKey come complete with a great text prediction engine, SwiftKey Flow on the iPhone lets you swipe your way through words in a snap. And if…
  • From iPhone to iPhone 6 Plus — In pictures!

    Rene Ritchie
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are here, and they build on the design foundation Apple has laid since the original shipped in 2007. From then, to the rounded plastic iPhone 3 and iPhone 3GS, to the glass backed iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s, to the taller unibody iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s, to the bigger, rounder, thinner models shipped this year, here's how they all look stacked together. Enjoy!
  • Having trouble with Wi-Fi calls and Handoff calls? Read this!

    Peter Cohen
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Handoff and Wi-Fi calling are two new features of iOS 8 (and the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus). Unfortunately they don't play very well together. If you've run into problems getting Handoff to work right after trying Wi-Fi calling, here's how to fix it. Handoff is a new set of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite integration tools that let your Mac and iOS devices to work better together. Handoff is what makes it possible for you to start typing an email on your iPad and finish it on your Mac without missing a beat. Handoff also what will allow you to make and receive phone calls using your iPad or Mac…
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  • Apple Watch

    patrick
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:19 pm
    See more at Mac Sage I’m excited about Apple’s new iPhone 6. I will probably upgrade my iPhone 4s in a few weeks when they become available. I’m not sure about the iPhone 6 Plus. I don’t think I want to be carrying around a small iPad mini in pocket. I am especially excited about the new 8MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture and the ability to capture 1080p HD and 60-fps and 240-fps for slow motion video. (I wish the 240-fps worked at 1080p, but sadly it’s only at 720p.) I am also eager to see how well the video stabilization works. The disappointment for me today…
  • How To Fix Startup Problems on Your Mac

    patrick
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    See more at Mac Sage I’m getting more and more calls and emails from friends and family regarding startup problems with their Macs. This seems to be especially true for the iMacs. So I’ve put together a list of the best ways to fix these problems. If your Mac hangs on a white screen or just won’t start up normally, there are a number of things you can do to try to fix the problem. It should be noted that if you have a hardware problem (e.g., bad hard drive, bad memory, bad power supply, etc.) these fixes won’t help. If you have a hardware problem, the best course of…
  • Animation on the iPad with iStopMotion

    patrick
    20 Jun 2014 | 2:08 pm
    See more at Mac Sage I remember fondly my first animation class when I was eight years old. There was the excitement of creating a story with inanimate objects and bringing them to life with a Super-8mm camera. I also remember how agonizing it was to wait for the film to be developed so I could view the fruits of my labor. If only I had an iPad and iStopMotion back then… iStopMotion ($9.99) is a well-design app for the iPad 2 and third-generation iPad. The interface is simple and intuitive, allowing young and old animators alike to get to the task at hand. You can use either the front…
  • Mac Sage Redesign

    patrick
    5 May 2014 | 10:55 am
    See more at Mac Sage It’s finally happening! I can no longer neglect the very real need for this website to be redesigned. I have always been a big fan of very simple and clean design that puts an emphasis on the content. I still have this belief. However, I am also a big fan of beauty. I think this website could be more beautiful. So, over the next week or so, you’ll be seeing the transformation of MacSage.com in terms of the design and usability. You may also notice that the content subject areas will be broadened over the next year. I will still bring you great posts on Apple…
  • How Much Does A Website Cost?

    patrick
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    See more at Mac Sage “So, how much does a website cost?” I get this question all the time. It’s a perfectly valid question, but there are many variables which determine the answer to this seemingly simple question. It’s a little like asking: “So, how much does a house cost?” Website Pricing The difficulty in providing a simple answer to website pricing arises because there are so many elements and factors involved. To give you an idea, I have quickly listed some of these factors here: The Client- I’ll be very honest here. The nature of the client will…
 
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  • Getting Java client apps to run the way you want

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I sometimes find the Java setup on my various Apple devices to be a mystery. Recently, I was trying to get a Java applet to run in the same way on 2 iMacs and my MacBook Air. The applet is a simple vpn client from Juniper that lets me access a Citrix Desktop from any Mac that I can install the Citrix receiver client on so I can work on 'Company stuff' from a large screen iMac when I'm sat at home or from my MacBook when I'm on the road (it works fine over 3/4G). The first thing is that you have to do some configuring of both Java and Safari to get the applet to run at all. Once that was all…
  • Siri: workaround Content Not Available error

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    A few weeks ago, a number of people started reporting having trouble with Siri. Phrases like 'Call my wife' or 'Tell my dad' stopped working. Siri knew who those people were but proclaimed 'Uh oh, I don't have a phone number for Jane Isa Doe." and beneath, there's a message: "Content Not Available." I debugged this for over an hour and on a hunch, found a workaround that seems to work for nearly everyone who has tried it. All you have to do is delete the middle name of the person in *your* contact card where it is stored as a relationship. I'm not sure why that works; it shouldn't, but it…
  • Older browser behavior changes in Google search

    4 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    As of August 29, 2014, Google has decided to intentionally break old browsers. They say it's not a bug, it's by design here, even though Google's support page says it accepts Safari 4 as a fully supported browser. If you want Google searches to go back to the modern style, you need to change your User-Agent string. For Safari, enable the Develop Window and use an option in there that works. Internet Explorer 9 (Windows) works, for example. [crarko adds: I don't have an older system active at the moment to try this. It's inevitable that older software becomes obsolete, the same way older…
  • 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 ...
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  • Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

    timothy
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    HughPickens.com writes Medium reports that although many startups want to design something that mimics the fit and finish of an Apple product, it's a good way to go out of business. "What happened when Apple wanted to CNC machine a million MacBook bodies a year? They bought 10k CNC machines to do it. How about when they wanted to laser drill holes in MacBook Pros for the sleep light but only one company made a machine that could drill those 20 m holes in aluminum? It bought the company that made the machines and took all the inventory. And that time when they needed batteries to fit into a…
  • Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

    timothy
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    Lucas123 writes When the iPhone 5 was launched two years ago, the base $199 (with wireless plan) model came with 16GB of flash memory. Fast forward to this week when the iPhone 6 was launched with the same capacity. Now consider that the cost of 16GB of NAND flash has dropped by more than 13% over the past two years. So why would Apple increase capacity on its $299 model iPhone 6 to 64GB (eliminating the 32GB model), but but keep the 16GB in the $199 model? The answer may lie in the fact that the 16GB iPhone is, and has been, by far the best selling model. IHS analyst Fang Zhang believes…
  • U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

    Soulskill
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:35 am
    Squiff writes U2 and Apple are apparently collaborating on a new, "interactive format for music," due to launch in "about 18 months." (A direct interview is available at Time, but paywalled.) Bono said the new tech "can't be pirated" and will re-imagine the role of album artwork. Marco Arment has some suitably skeptical commentary: "Full albums are as interesting to most people today as magazines. Single songs and single articles killed their respective larger containers. ... This alleged new format will cost a fortune to produce: people have to take the photos, design the interactions, build…
  • Inside Shenzen's Grey-Market iPhone Mall

    samzenpus
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:03 am
    jfruh writes Despite being largely manufactured in China, iPhones are still too expensive for most Chinese to afford — new ones, anyway. That's why thousands come to a bustling marketplace in Shenzen that specializes in older grey-market iPhones. Many of them are damaged phones that have been refurbished by enterprising merchants. From the story: "Reselling iPhones can be a lucrative business. The Shenzen mall, called Open World Communication City, is based in the Huaqiangbei district, which attracts buyers from around the world who come here to shop for cheap devices and components.
  • Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died

    samzenpus
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:34 pm
    HughPickens.com writes When Apple published its first Transparency Report on government activity in late 2013, the document contained an important footnote that stated: "Apple has never received an order under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act. We would expect to challenge such an order if served on us." Now Jeff John Roberts writes at Gigaom that Apple's warrant canary has disappeared. A review of the company's last two Transparency Reports, covering the second half of 2013 and the first six months of 2014, shows that the "canary" language is no longer there suggesting that Apple is now…
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  • Logoist for Mac OS X gets group management feature, more

    dsellers
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    Synium Software (www.syniumsoftware.com) has updated Logoist, its vector drawing app, to version 2.0. The upgrade comes with a layer group management feature, Boolean operations, a vector export feature, a preset assistant, new filters, new presets and more. Logoist 2 is designed for both home and professional users. Its interface provides access to features ranging from combined pixel and vector-based effects to group management tools, including arbitrary Boolean operations. read more
  • Punch-BD is new Mac compatible bass drum virtual instrument

    dsellers
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Virtual instrument and effects plug-in developer, Rob Papen Soundware, has released Punch-BD, a bass drum virtual instrument for Mac (OS X 10.6 or higher) and Windows (Vista, 7, and 8). It's based around the BD module of the company's Punch drum synthesis/sampler software instrument and is designed to enable users to create the "biggest-sounding bass drums around." read more
  • Kool Tools: Soba by Bluelounge cable organizer

    dsellers
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:42 am
    Like most Mac users, you probably suffer from cable clutter with various cables and cords littering your workspace. The US$24.95 Soba (http://tinyurl.com/q4u25cr) by Bluelounge can help alleviate the problem. Soba zips loose cables up and consolidates them into a single tube that you can route and affix along walls, under desks, and just about anywhere. You use the Vortex zipper in a sliding motion to open and route cables. Once the zipper passes, Vortex technology will auto-coil the tube, bundling the cables inside. read more
  • HoudahGeo is ready for Mac OS X Yosemite

    dsellers
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:26 am
    Houdah Software (http://www.houdah.com/) has updated HoudahGeo, a geocoding solution for the Mac, to version 4. The new version adds support for the upcoming Mac OS X Yosemite. HoudahGeo costs US$29 for a single-user license for new users. Version 4 is a free update for registered users. HoudahGeo requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher.
  • IK Multimedia's T-RackS Custom Shop now features three classic American EQs IK Multi

    dsellers
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    IK Multimedia has added the EQ P50A, EQ P50B and EQ P60G to the T-RackS Custom Shop lineup (www.t-racks.com). With them in the mix, the Custom Shop now features over 30 virtual emulations of some of mixing and mastering gear. read more
 
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  • Star Apps: Amy Acker

    Josh Rotter
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:02 pm
    The "Person of Interest" star chats about the show and the apps that most interest her.
  • Star Apps: Dan Stevens

    Josh Rotter
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:56 pm
    The "Downton Abbey" actor plays against type and proper etiquette in his latest film, "The Guest."
  • Star Apps: 'Sixteen Candles'

    Josh Rotter
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Actors Gedde Watanabe, Debbie Pollack, and Justin Henry reminisce about the classic '80s film.
  • Apple's new iPhones, Watches, and apps

    Julie Wildhaber
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm
    The essential info on Apple's latest electronics and software.
  • Star Apps: Julie Newmar

    Josh Rotter
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:45 pm
    The actress formerly known as Catwoman reminisces about the iconic drag film named after her, watching Robin Williams work, and her favorite apps.
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  • Apple TV Updated With Beats Music Channel, Revamped Design, iOS 8 Feature Support

    Juli Clover
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    Along with iOS 8, Apple has also released the new Apple TV software update that's been in development for the last few months. The updated software includes new icons, which are designed to resemble the icons in iOS 7, taking on a flatter, less glossy look. Several icons, like Music, Computers, and TV shows have new colors, and the on-screen fonts have been updated as well. The update includes support for several features that have been built into iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, like Family Sharing and iCloud Photo Support. With Family Sharing, families of up to six people with iTunes accounts that…
  • Both Parts of Tim Cook's Interview with Charlie Rose Available Online

    Husain Sumra
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:49 pm
    The second half of Tim Cook's extensive interview with Charlie Rose has been released online, which means that both parts are now viewable for those who haven't seen it. Both interviews are available on Hulu and Charlie Rose's website (via Daring Fireball). However, Hulu limits the interviews to those in the United States. The first half of the interview, has Cook speaking about Steve Jobs, the acquisition of Beats as well as Apple's interest in television alongside some thoughts on management from the Apple CEO. The second half of the interview, has Cook talking about privacy and how the…
  • Netflix Launches in Germany, Including on Apple TV

    Eric Slivka
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    Netflix today officially launched [Google Translate] its subscription movie and TV show service in Germany, and as noted by ifun.de [Google Translate], the launch includes day-one support on the Apple TV. Apple has significantly expanded content offerings on the Apple TV over the past year or two, but many of the additions have been limited to the United States. The Netflix channel has, however, been available in many of the markets served by Netflix, which has included the U.S., Latin America, and a number of countries in Europe. As a result, it is unsurprising that the channel has expanded…
  • MacUpdate Offers 10 Apps for $49.99, Including Toast 12 Titanium and NoteBook 4

    Marianne Schultz
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    A few times a year, MacRumors partners with MacUpdate to promote a Mac app bundle deal. MacUpdate's current bundle, which was released this morning and is priced at $49.99, features 10 apps with a total retail value of $480 if purchased individually. MacUpdate has created a video providing an overview of all of the apps included in the bundle: The full list of apps included is as follows: - Toast 12 Titanium ($99.99) - NoteBook 4 ($49.95) - Tonality Pro ($69.99) - Scrivener 2.5 ($44.95) - Bookends 12 ($59.99) - Mac DVDRipper Pro 5 ($24.95) - NetShade 6…
  • Buyer's Guide: Deals on 2014 Retina MacBook Pro, Bolt Battery Charger, Dragon Dictate 4, and More

    Juli Clover
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    This week's Buyer's Guide has deals on the 2013/2014 Retina MacBook Pro, the 2013 MacBook Air, the Mac Pro, and several Apple accessories. The deals on Macs aren't as significant as they have been in past weeks, and with Apple's back to school program over, prospective buyers may have to do some shopping around to get a good discount. Best Buy, however, is continuing to offer EDU customers $100 off all MacBooks and the iMac plus $50 off the iPad Air or iPad mini with Retina display. Retina MacBook Pro There are a few deals 2014 Retina MacBook Pro this week, including the 13-inch…
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  • Fun Rant about Those Who Claim Apple is the Copier

    Bryan Chaffin
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:27 pm
    I got a tip Saturday about a new blog called Tim Cook's Id, with the subheading "what Tim Cook id is really thinking." I'm not sure if that's the case, but the inaugural rant is a beauty about those claiming Apple is the real copier in the mobile world. It's titled, "Anyone saying Apple copied Samsung/Google with a big screen phone is a $%&# idiot," which cuts to the chase. It's also invective-filled and spewy, but it's a solid assessment of the mental gyrations necessary to come to such a conclusion. TCI takes aim at Android fans, Apple haters, Judge Lucy Koh,…
  • How to Make Your iPhone 6 Work with Your AT&T MicroCell

    Jeff Gamet
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    If you bought an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus only to find it doesn't connect to your AT&T MicroCell, you aren't alone. There's a fix for that, but it takes a few steps. Read on to learn how to get your iPhone 6 up and running with a MicroCell.
  • iOS 8 App Store Bundles Explained

    Kelly Guimont
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:51 pm
    As part of the iOS 8 rollout, the iTunes App Store has seen a few updates. One of them is App Bundles, a new way to purchase multiple apps. Kelly talked to Denys Zhadanov of Readdle to get a behind-the-scenes look at those Bundles.
  • WSJ Lines Up Tim Cook to Kick Off Inaugural WSJDLive Conference

    Bryan Chaffin
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:23 pm
    The Wall Street Journal announced Friday that Apple CEO Cook would headline its inaugural WSJDLive conference, the apparent successor to D, the conference that was headed by tech journalist luminaries Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. Mr. Cook will be interviewed at the event, which takes place from October 27-29 at the Montage in Laguna Beach, CA.
  • Learn Apple’s New Swift Programming Language for $19

    Bryan Chaffin
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    We have a great deal for developers wanting to learn Apple's new Swift programming language. For $19, you get 95 lectures and more than four hours of video training that will help you understand the basics of Swift, know how to use Operators, Strings, Characters and Collection, understand how to evolve from Objective C, how the control flow in Swift works, and how to work with Xcodeâs new .playground file. The regular price on this training package is $99.
 
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  • Apple Unveils Apple Watch — Apple’s Most Personal Device Ever

    9 Sep 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Apple has unveiled Apple Watch — its most personal device ever — featuring revolutionary new technologies and a pioneering user interface with a beautiful design that honors the rich tradition of precision watchmaking. Apple Watch introduces a specially designed and engineered Digital Crown that provides an innovative way to scroll, zoom, and navigate. Apple Watch will enable you to communicate in new ways right from your wrist and will include comprehensive health and fitness apps. The watch comes in three distinct collections — Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition…
  • Apple Announces iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus — the Biggest Advancements in iPhone History

    9 Sep 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Apple has announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, featuring two new models with stunning 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, and packed with innovative technologies in an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design. Both phones include the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture, advanced iSight and FaceTime HD cameras, ultrafast wireless technologies, iOS 8, and Apple Pay. “iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the biggest advancements in iPhone history,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The iPhone is the…
  • Apple Announces Apple Pay

    9 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Apple has announced Apple Pay, a new category of service that will transform mobile payments with an easy, secure, and private way to pay. Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus through a groundbreaking NFC antenna design, a dedicated chip called the Secure Element, and the security and convenience of Touch ID. Apple Pay is easy to set up, so hundreds of millions of users can simply add their credit or debit card on file from their iTunes Store account. Apple Pay will also work with the newly announced Apple Watch, extending Apple Pay to over 200 million owners of iPhone 5, iPhone…
  • Apple Announces iOS 8 Available September 17

    9 Sep 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Apple has announced that iOS 8, the biggest release since the launch of the App Store, will be available starting September 17 to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users as a free software update. iOS 8 delivers a simpler, faster, and more intuitive user experience with new Messages and Photos features, predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType keyboard, and Family Sharing. iOS 8 also includes the new Health app, giving you a clear overview of your health and fitness data and iCloud Drive, so you can store files and access them from anywhere. “We’re excited for hundreds of millions of users to…
  • Apple and U2 Release Album Exclusively for iTunes Store Customers

    9 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Apple, Universal Music Group, and legendary rock band U2 have announced the release of the album “Songs of Innocence,” which Apple is gifting to iTunes Store customers around the world, making it the largest album release ever with over half a billion copies distributed. The album features 11 new songs from the band and charts their earliest influences from ’70s rock and punk rock to early ’80s electronica and soul. The album is free for iTunes Store account holders in 119 countries and is available exclusively on iTunes until October 13.
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  • iOS 8 Accessibility Roundup

    Ricky Buchanan
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    Welcome to the brand new iOS 8, which became generally available just yesterday. As always, users who are champing at the bit for new features have upgraded right away, and users who are more conservative and risk-averse are waiting for 8.0.1, which is sure to have less bugs. This is always true of any large upgrade of any software, and iOS is no exception. But if you’re eager to try out new features, here’s what you can expect in iOS 8 in terms of accessibility … General Articles Fantastically, there are several people writing knowledgeably about accessibility so I shall…
  • How To Prepare For An Assistive Technology Disaster

    Ricky Buchanan
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    If a businessman loses his iPad it’s frustrating, but if an AAC user loses their iPad they have lost their voice. If an able-bodied person’s computer breaks down they can borrow and use another computer, but if a piece of assistive technology breaks down there probably isn’t a spare one available to borrow. Everything fails eventually! So the question isn’t “if”, but “when” it will happen. Here’s how can you best prepare for assistive technology disasters… Joe Kissell wrote an article in Macworld recently, How to prepare for a Mac…
  • Weekend Roundup for 14 September, 2014

    Ricky Buchanan
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    Wow, what a huge week for Apple! Here are some of the best articles, links, and new products that I have spotted online in the past week or so which have some relevance to Apple products and disabled or chronically ill users … OS X Links Playing Chess on the Mac – written and audio tutorial for VoiceOver users. The best Mac apps for reading ebooks. Smart Scroll for Mac OS X – Offers smooth and easy iPhone-like scrolling, smart scrolling, and hover scrolling. Lots of options! Podcast from Brian Smart about OS X VoiceOver latency (slowness), its causes, comparisons, and what to…
  • What Would Accessible Gesture Controls Look Like?

    Ricky Buchanan
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    If the world included a perfectly accessible gesture/multitouch recognition system, what would that system look like? What accessibility features might it have? Here are fifteen user needs which the developer of a hypothetically perfect system should be aware of … Recently I was introduced to the Ractiv Touch+ system, which promises to turn any surface into “multitouch and more”. It uses a pair of cameras and computer vision technology to recognise gestures on or above a surface. It is immediately apparent that this technology has potential to help many people with…
  • Accessibility Implications of iPhone 6 Apple Watch Event

    Ricky Buchanan
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Today Apple announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the Apple Watch, and a brand new ApplePay tap-to-pay system to replace credit cards. Separately and together there are enormous accessibility implications for these announcements, here’s what I’ve put together … Firstly, I’m not going to list everything that was announced – for that you can watch the recording of the lifestream or read The 15 Most Important Announcements From The Apple Watch iPhone 6 Event. I’m just going to talk about the things that are relevant to accessibility in some way……
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  • Podcast - iPhone pre-orders, iOS 8, Tim Cook Interview + More

    Mike Flaminio
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    <iframe width=&quot;640&quot; height=&quot;360&quot; src=&quot;//www.youtube.com/embed/fF5rlWdoFk8&quot; frameborder=&quot;0&quot; allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 1Password 5 now available for iOS w/ extensions, touch ID support

    Mike Flaminio
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:46 am
    <blockquote class=quote>- App Extensions - Use 1Password to log into a growing list of your favorite apps and even update your passwords--all with just a tap! - Safari + 1Password - You read that right. Just like our in-app 1Browser, you can now fill 1Password Logins directly within Safari! Ooh, speaking of thumbs... - Unlock with Touch ID - After unlocking with your Master Password, get back into your vault in 1Password, Safari, and your favorite apps with just your thumb on devices with Touch ID. Check Settings > Security to learn how this works and pick your auto-lock time. - Sync…
  • iCloud data gets 2-step verification, new app-specifc passwords

    Mike Flaminio
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    <blockquote class=quote>Starting today, in addition to protecting your Apple ID account information, two-step verification also protects all of the data you store and keep up to date with iCloud. For more information, read the Two-Step Verification FAQ.</blockquote> Also: <blockquote class=quote>If you use iCloud with any third party apps, such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or BusyCal, you can generate app-specific passwords that allow you to sign in securely, even if the app you're using doesn't support two-step verification. Using an app-specific password also…
  • Apple posts Android switcher guide

    Mike Flaminio
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    <blockquote class=quote>Ready to make the switch to iPhone? Here are some tips for moving your photos, music, documents, and more from your Android phone to iPhone.</blockquote> Similar to Apple's early efforts to woo Windows users to the Mac, Apple has posted a user-friendly guide for those looking to move from Android to iOS.
  • Charlie Rose Tim Cook Interview

    Mike Flaminio
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    A two part interview is now available online. There are four clips highlighting some comments from Cook. The first is on the Apple TV and in general the things Apple choses its focus. <iframe width=&quot;640&quot; height=&quot;360&quot; src=&quot;//www.youtube.com/embed/oBMo8Oz9jsQ?list=UUwBUwaTxztTPuSzIi2cjimw&quot; frameborder="1&quot; allowfullscreen></iframe> Another clips highlights comments on Steve Jobs where Cook said he thinks about him every day. Cook said his office has gone untouched and his name is still on the door. <iframe…
 
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  • Atrticle: iOS8 on the iPad 2: the iPad that just won't die.

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    iOS 8 on the iPad 2 The iPad that just won’t die: Back in 2011, Steve Jobs took to the stage to announce the iPad 2. Few would have imagined that over 3 and a half years later, it would still be relevant. Almost no one would have guessed it would have had a shelf life of 3 years. Arguably, the iPad 2 was the first tablet to really define the market expectations. When it was introduced, it didn’t really have one ground breaking feature specifically. Sure it was thinner, lighter, faster and had two Cameras. It was the combination of these features that combined to make a great iPad…
  • iPhone 6 Day News

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:48 pm
    iPhone Line 6 Doncaster, day before by Shaun Garrity, on Flickr I am just going to pretend you are not all in lines for iPhones or madly waiting for the courier, and do a normal daily news. It seems from early reports lines are moving well, stocks are dwindling fast and couriers are being run off their feet.
  • Thursday Morning News

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:24 pm
    There is really only one place to start the news today, iOS 8 has been released and is ready for download. One thing that will trip many of us up, it did me on my iPad Air, is you need quite a bit of storage to do the upgrade. In my case on the Air I need 6.9GB of free storage. So the rest of my morning will be trying to trim down my iPad. Once again a warning not to upgrade to iCloud Drive when asked during the upgrade, which requires Yosemite on your mac to allowing syncing between your iDevice and computer. So just opt to do that later
  • Wednesday Morning News

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:47 pm
    We bought you part one of the Charlie Rose interview with Tim Cook on Monday. Today we bring you part two, the final part of the interview. In it Cook discusses privacy, U2 and his thoughts on what comes after the Internet. iOS 8 is due for release sometime
  • Tuesday Morning News

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Did you mange to get an opening day iPhone 6 order in? Well congratulations, you are one of over 4 million pre-orders on the first day according to an Apple press release. Apple says that the pre-orders in excess of 4 million units are a record for the iPhone and exceeded the pre-order supply levels. As a result some phones will be delivered in October. Apple did however make the point in the press release that stock would available to walk in customers when the units go on sale Friday. In case you are interested in the press release Apple also updated its company description
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  • Upgrading to new iPhone? Backup your SMS using SMS Export Plus app

    admin
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    Hyderabad, India – SMS Export Plus 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 to worry about loosing important messages of your iPhone. By using SMS export…
  • iOS Region releases iCheckMate 1.6 for iOS – Classic Board Game

    admin
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Yerevan, Armenia – iOS Region is pleased to announce the release of iCheckMate 1.6, an update to their popular chess game developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. iCheckMate offers a rich experience of this popular board game. There are levels for beginners and masters. The game supports both 1 player and 2 player gameplay, so you can play against friends or test your skills against a challenging computer opponent. Featuring superb graphic and great design with sound effects, iCheckMate is sure to please serious as well as casual players alike. Chess has always been considered…
  • ebb App for iOS reinvents private image sharing

    admin
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Los Angeles, California – The privacy of our online images has been in the news recently. And the news has not been good. As society is becoming increasingly concerned about online privacy, ebb reinvents private image sharing. When meeting in person, sharing with a friend happens “in the moment”; only memories of that conversation remain. Why should our online interactions be any different? Do we really want all online interactions to stay online forever? ebb lets users recapture the magic of sharing a picture during a chance encounter with a friend. ebb recognizes that many…
  • Impossibly fun frog jump starts the iPhone 6

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Plantation, Florida – The iPhone 6 is coming out and people are asking, what will be the killer game for this new phone? One developer thinks he has the answer and it’s name is Impossible Frog. Impossible Frog from Eilean Design is a game that combines the new and old seamlessly to create a new but familiar feel. Consisting of an endless path of lily pads the player has to keep pace with a constantly advancing screen. A simple tap on the left side of the screen sends the frog forward and to the left and a tap on the right side goes forward and right. While it sounds simple it is…
  • Impossibly fun frog jump starts the iPhone 6

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Plantation, Florida – The iPhone 6 is coming out and people are asking, what will be the killer game for this new phone? One developer thinks he has the answer and it’s name is Impossible Frog. Impossible Frog from Eilean Design is a game that combines the new and old seamlessly to create a new but familiar feel. Consisting of an endless path of lily pads the player has to keep pace with a constantly advancing screen. A simple tap on the left side of the screen sends the frog forward and to the left and a tap on the right side goes forward and right. While it sounds simple it is…
 
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    prMac

  • SNS Mobile Games and Syrrax Services Announce the Launch of Quantum Golf

    21 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    SNS Mobile Games, in cooperation with Syrrax Services, has announced Quantum Golf 1.2 for iOS and Android, a new mobile app for kids of all ages. Quantum Golf blends mini-golf with the basics of quantum physics, creating an epic mini-golf course throughout the cosmos. Quantum Golf will capture your imagination with its calming music and beautiful graphics as you putt your way through the galaxies. With more than 50 levels, it'll take real talent to conquer the galaxies.
  • Dreams get sweeter with Say Goodnight Update

    21 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    Indie developer, Puppet Life has released Say Goodnight 1.2, an update to their popular children's bedtime app for iiOS devices. Before going to sleep, the main character wishes goodnight to the animals on the farm and in the forest with the help of "Asleep mode." As every well-behaved child it completes its going-to-bed routines like putting the toys away, putting on pajamas, washing the face, combing the hair and brushing the teeth. Version 1.2 offers many new features.
  • Adivinando the most addictive game in the world available now in Spanish

    20 Sep 2014 | 7:24 pm
    EOCodes has released Adivinando 1.0, their new game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Adivinando is an fun game in Spanish with over 10 different categories and over 800 words tp guess. You can create your own categories and words to guess. It allows you to record your game while you're guessing the word along to your friends. After the game, you can share a video and the score of the guessed words with your friends on Facebook or Twitter.
  • GatorAttack! - One-handed play, FPS Universal iOS 7 game for all ages

    20 Sep 2014 | 4:49 pm
    California based IFinancials has introduced GatorAttack! Rev. 1.00, our new game title for the Apple iOS platform. GatorAttack! is the amazing new Free First Person Shooter game that gives you tons-of-fun in as little as 10 seconds of play, while standing in the checkout line, in-between classes, or during a TV commercial, to get a Quick Jolt of Fun! GatorAttack! is a defensive game, using high-resolution graphics, 16-bit stereo sound, and was designed to be easily played with just one-hand.
  • Upgrading to new iPhone? Backup your SMS using SMS Export Plus app

    20 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Those of you who are purchasing the new iPhone, and want to transfer or preserve all your precious messages from your old iPhone, SMS Export Plus is the best option to backup all SMS/iMessages from iPhone to excel file. You can sort your messages based on multiple criteria, leveraging the sorting feature of a tabular format. With SMS Export Plus, you can now save your messages rather than delete them to free up some memory on your iOS devices.
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    Inside Mac Games

  • Spacecom Released

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    September 19, 2014 6:00 AM11 bit studios, developer of games such as This War of Mine and the Anomaly series, has announced the release of Spacecom. The star fleet command game has a heavy focus on multiplayer and favors those with a grasp of tactics and strategy. Spacecom allows up to six players per campaign.A strategic-to-the-bone, starfleet command game with a heavy focus on multiplayer. Spacecom is a battle of strategists in which deception, smart movement, and choices to battle decide victory or defeat.No coincidence, no luck. Spacecom pushes your ability to strategize with a focus on…
  • Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Teaser Trailer Released

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    September 19, 2014 6:00 AMPositech Games has released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Gratuitous Space Battles 2. The original GSB space battle simulation focused on spectacular space battles, allowing players to design ships, arrange them into fleets, and jump into the action. The sequel will stay true to the formula, adding an improved engine, multiple monitor support, and 3 new classes of ship.GSB2 is a continuation of my fantasy of making this come to life. There are various questions answered on the placeholder website here, but let me summarize. GSB2 will be bigger, bolder, better…
  • Discover Horror Through Doorways: The Underworld

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    September 19, 2014 6:00 AMDoorways: The Underworld from Saibot Studios is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The episodic survival horror game is the third chapter in the series and once again casts players as special agent Thomas Foster, a man on the trail of a missing psychopath.Doorways: The Underworld is a first person horror adventure, featuring a complex story and deep atmosphere. It will challenge you with its fast-paced gameplay and breathtaking visuals and sounds, so prepare to immerse yourself in a terrifying psychological experience. The Underworld is the…
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut Launched

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    September 19, 2014 6:00 AMHarebrained Schemes has announced the release of Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut, a stand alone game based on an expansion for Shadowrun: Returns. The Director's Cut includes new features, missions, and art. It is free to all original Kickstarter backers and owners of the Dragonfall expansion, and $14.99 for newcomers.For all of you existing Dragonfall DLC owners and Shadowrun Returns Backers, the Director’s Cut should now automagically* be present in your Steam, GoG or Humble library. You’ve been great supporters to our small studio and you’ve already…
  • Victory At Sea Sets Sail From Mac Game Store

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    September 19, 2014 6:00 AMEvil Twin Artworks' Victory at Sea is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. Players enter the sea battles of World War II in the real time strategy wargame which offers battles in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Mediterranean. They will climb from captain of a destroyer to admiral of a vast fleet.About the GameEngage in epic Real Time Strategy warfare across the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean, this is naval warfare on a global scale. It is World War II and the age of the dreadnoughts has passed and naval warfare is being dominated by Aircraft…
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    MacUser

  • Apple takes a dig at Google as it publishes privacy statement

    Kenny Hemphill
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am
    Apple CEO Tom Cook has published an open letter on the company’s website, outlining its philosophy on the privacy of its customers and the steps it takes to protect it. While most of the letter is straightforward in its explanation of what Apple does and doesn’t do, one paragraph implicitly criticises companies such as Google who provide free online services where, in Cook’s words, ‘you’re not the customer. You’re the product.’ ‘Our business model is very straightforward: We sell great products. We don’t build a profile based on your email content or…
  • Apple readying next big product release for mid-October

    Kenny Hemphill
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    Apple is preparing for another major product launch in mid-October, according to AppleInsider. While it’s likely that a special event will be the setting for the next version of the iPad Air and iPad mini, it could also be the platform for other releases. ‘A person familiar with the company’s pre-launch logistics says Apple has set internal project and marketing deadlines of mid-October, ahead of the planned unveiling of major new products during the second half of the month. That would align with an anticipated media event previously rumored to be held at some point during…
  • Apple locks third parties out of iPhone 6 NFC chip for now

    Kenny Hemphill
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Apple may have finally added an NFC chip to its iPhone last week, with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but it’s not ready to embrace the short-range wireless technology completely just yet. According to Cult of Mac, the NFC chip in the iPhone will only be used for Apple Pay and won’t be available to third party apps. ‘Sources at Apple have confirmed to Cult of Mac that the NFC chip on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will only be used for Apple Pay when it launches this week,’ reported Cult of Mac. ‘Like Touch ID on the iPhone 5s, Apple is keeping NFC closed…
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders top four million on day one

    Kenny Hemphill
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    Apple has announced that pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, announced last week, exceeded four million, setting a new record. The company added that though pre-orders would start to ship on Friday and continue throughout September, demand had exceed supply and some wouldn’t ship until October. There will be additional supply available to walk-in customers at Apple retail stores on Friday, and the company said customers should ‘arrive early,’ though it didn’t advise how many days early customers should start to queue. In addition, Apple is taking orders on…
  • iCloud customers can keep existing plans at reduced annual fee

    Kenny Hemphill
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:56 am
    Apple has introduced new storage plans for iCloud and they came into effect yesterday. While you still get 5GB free of charge, if you need more you’ll need to pay a monthly subscription for 200GB (£2.99/month); 500GB (£6.99/month); or 1TB (£14.99/month). Existing customers, however, are offered the option to keep their existing plan and pay annually, at a significant reduction on last year’s price. 25GB, for example, now costs £7.99/ year, instead of the £28 it cost last year. In addition, Apple has told users it will refund part of the cost their current subscription pro…
 
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    Macenstein

  • How To: turn off predictive text in iOS 8

    Dr. Macenstein
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    I’m usually pretty good about giving Apple’s “new way” of doing things a chance. Whether it was the dual scroll arrow on the bottom of Finder windows, or the inverse scrolling on the MacBook’s touchpad, my motto has always been, “Well, Apple must have researched this, so let’s see if this is as good, better, […]
  • But how did you remove it back then?

    Dr. Macenstein
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    I guess you just threw it away… Thanks to faithful Macenstein reader Sean for the tip! via the Retroist
  • Model sues Apple over naked photos in iCloud hack

    Dr. Macenstein
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    Last month’s highly publicized celebrity iCloud hacking got quite a bit of press, but Apple itself came out of the affair relatively unscathed (at least legally), blaming user error and weak password for the leaks, as well as the victims’ choosing not to implement iCloud’s 2-step log-in method (you know, the one no one uses). […]
  • Review: Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100

    Dr. Macenstein
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:01 pm
    If there was any doubt as to whether or not the audio industry is still catering to Apple users, the recent glut of wireless AirPlay enabled speakers on the market should put your mind at ease. It was not all that long ago that you couldn’t find a speaker system without a built-in iPod dock, […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Leathery Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    LEATHERY DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 36 Hours BUY-IT Price: 1,250 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Firefly and Mountain / Cotton and Arctic / Sakura and Hail (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 […]
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    MacUpdate: Recent Mac OS X

  • Teleprompt+ 3.0 - Professional teleprompter for your Mac. (Commercial)

    20 Sep 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Teleprompt+ is the most advanced and full-featured professional teleprompter for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch is now available for the Mac! This is no simple port from iOS. Rather, it's a complete rewrite of the app just for OS X. Available for Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard with full screen support in both versions. Control the teleprompter running on your Mac with your iPhone, iPod, iPad, or another Mac! Teleprompt+ is a simple yet powerful professional teleprompter for your Mac. Perfect for presenters, lecturers, students, teachers, broadcasters, podcasters, filmmakers,…
  • Battle Nations 4.1.0 - Epic war strategy game. (Free)

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Battle Nations Battle Nations is an epic and addictive combat strategy game filled with exciting adventures and lovable characters. Train your troops, battle your friends, build your Outpost, and defeat powerful villains! You're in command of the Imperial Army and must complete missions across the great Frontier. Assemble an army of lethal troops and vehicles, as you gather precious resources to build a resourceful and efficient Outpost. With the help of Sgt. Ramsey, Lt. Morgan, Floyd, Zoey, Perkins, and more, you'll keep the Empire safe from treachery. Features: Over 500 missions, with more…
  • Airfoil 4.8.9 - Send audio from any app to AirPort Express/Apple TV and more. (Demo)

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Airfoil allows you to send any audio to AirPort Express units, Apple TVs, and even other Macs and PCs, all in sync! It's your audio - everywhere. With Airfoil you can take audio from any application and send to your AirPort Express units, as well as Apple TVs, and even other Macs and PCs running Airfoil Speakers! Transmit audio from RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, and other media players. Send audio from web-based applications like Pandora, Last.fm, and other to the AirPort Express. You can even stream audio from audio devices like RadioSHARK, XM and Sirius radios, around…
  • iFFmpeg 4.6.2 - Convert multimedia files between formats. (Shareware)

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:59 pm
    iFFmpeg is a graphical front-end for FFmpeg, a command-line tool used to convert multimedia files between formats. The command line instructions can be very hard to master/understand, so iFFmpeg does all the hard work for you. This allows you to use FFmpeg without detailed command-line knowledge.Version 4.6.2: Added Pixel format 'ARGB' Fixed issue when enabling 'Start encoding after adding files' Fixed issue escaping certain characters for subtitle files OS X 10.6 or later Working FFmpeg OS X binary (available here) Download Now
  • Transmit 4.4.8 - Excellent FTP/SFTP client. (Shareware)

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Transmit is an excellent FTP (file transfer protocol), SFTP, S3 (Amazon.com file hosting) and iDisk/WebDAV client that allows you to upload, download, and delete files over the internet. With the most Mac-like interface available, Transmit makes FTP as simple, fun, and easy as it can possibly be.Version 4.4.8: Fixes a problem syncing via iCloud. Added toggle fullscreen menu item. New tabs no longer push the status bar off the bottom of the screen in full screen mode. OS X 10.6.8 or later Download Now
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    World of Apple

  • Think 2021

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

    Alex Brooks
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    Apple CEO, Tim Cook shows his Nike Fuelband at D11 As the age old saying goes, there is no smoke without fire—and my eyes sting because it’s really, really smoky round these parts. The last couple of months have reminded me of the lead up to January 2007, and maybe even more early 2010. The Apple rumour game, and arguably the world of technology were very different back then though. As I sat on the concrete floor outside a conference centre in San Francisco on a frigid January morning in 2007 I remember discussing what Steve Jobs would get up on stage and announce later that day, Digg…
  • iPhone 6 – A Complete-Ish Guide

    Alex Brooks
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    iPhone 6 Compared to Existing iOS Devices September has arrived and in the world of Apple that can only mean one thing, the new iPhone is due to turn up. Not to mention a plethora of other devices and software updates; as we lead up to the holiday season September is undoubtedly Apple’s action packed month. This is by no means a detailed run down of iPhone 6 rumours, but it is aimed at giving a picture of what to expect. Rumours about the iPhone 6 have swirled since the before the current iPhone hit the market but in recent months, as ever, rumours have reached fever pitch. And as with…
  • 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.
 
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    everythingiCafe

  • iPhone 6 Plus Too Big, Here’s What You Can Do

    Christopher Meinck
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    Did you just got your ‘bigger than bigger’ iPhone 6 Plus and feeling a bit of buyer’s remorse? Or maybe the smaller iPhone 6 is not small enough. Regret is not something that often goes hand in hand with buying a new iPhone. A Samsung phone, maybe. In all seriousness, these days are filled with joy and at worst, minor complaints about battery life. This year is different. Since the first iPhone release, changes to our beloved iPhones were often improvements that didn’t drastically change how we hold or use our phones. Software has certainly impacted usability, but the…
  • How to set up your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus

    Christopher Meinck
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    Just get your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus? Whether this is your first iPhone or your transitioning from an older model, setting up as new is a great way to start fresh and get the best, problem-free experience from your new iPhone. Some users prefer the convenience associated with restoring from an existing backup, which can yield similar results, and we’ll certainly cover transferring data from your old iPhone to your new iPhone 6 in an upcoming article. If you are completely new to iPhone, you want start fresh, this tutorial will guide you through everything you need to setup your…
  • 6 Cheap iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Cases You Can Buy Today

    Christopher Meinck
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Regardless of which iPhone 6 you’ve bought, it’s going to be a big time upgrade from your old iPhone with its dainty, but cute 4-inch or less screen. These phones have massive displays, which should provide for a more immersive experience. This being the year where Apple has made major changes to the iPhone, some case makers are a bit behind, so your favorite case manufacturer may not have cases available on day one, when you first crack the plastic and unbox your new phone. While you wait for a Speck CandyShell, LifeProof, (insert your favorite case), you may be inclined to tempt…
  • Q & A: Upgraded to iOS 8 and cannot find Camera Roll and Photo Stream photos?

    Christopher Meinck
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    The release of any major update to an operating system can be jarring and iOS 8 is no different. While it’s certainly doesn’t possess the polarizing aspects associated with the move from iOS 6 to iOS 7, there are instances where changes aren’t always welcome. One such change appears to be the new Photos app. It has folks asking, “where did camera roll and Photo Stream go in iOS 8?” We’ll cover the changes and provide a few less than ideal workarounds. Upgraded to iOS 8 and cannot find my photos in Camera Roll?You’re not alone, which is a good thing.
  • Not Enough Storage Space To Install iOS 8?

    Christopher Meinck
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:24 pm
    iOS 8 is out and many folks are rushing to download Apple’s last software release of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It’s caused Apple servers to slow to grind, something which should speed up over time. A number of users are attempting to upgrade to iOS 8, only to be informed that they do not have sufficient storage space to complete the upgrade. When people purchase new iPhones, storage concerns usually revolve around how many apps, how much music, video and documents you plan to carry with you. Last year’s iOS 7 update, which Apple’s CEO Tim Cook proclaimed as the…
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    macZOT!

  • Any MP3 Downloader

    MacZOT
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Any MP3 Downloader Search and Download Tons of MP3 Songs for Free Normally: $19.99 ZOT Price: $9.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Any MP3 Downloader is aiming at bringing people an efficient and legitimate method to search and download MP3 songs. The program features a user-friendly and attractive interface, you simply input the artist or song name, hit the search button, and view results that are immediately displayed, then you can download desired songs with just one click. Any MP3 Downloader lets you listen to the music before downloading, high quality is provided. >>User…
  • iSpeedup

    MacZOT
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    iSpeedup Speed Up your Mac by Removing unnecessary Junks, Internet & Logs Files Normally: $14.99 ZOT Price: $7.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   The Operating System generates temporary files to store the data and procedures when the users perform various activities on their system. These temporary unwanted files are stored in the memory and utilize the system resources every time, which in turn degrades the performance of system. iSpeedUp scans the system volumes and removes these junk files, clears cache memory, refreshes RAM. Apart from this, the software avails the users to…
  • Togethershare Data Recovery for Mac

    MacZOT
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Togethershare Data Recovery for Mac The Most Popular and Reliable Mac Data Recovery Software Normally: $89.99 ZOT Price: $29.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Your Mac Data Rescuer, Fast, Safe and Reliable! Recover lost photos, video, documents, emails and archive files from any Mac-based hard drive or external hard drive, iPod, USB drive, SD card, digital camera, mobile phone, and MP3/MP4 player, due to accidental deleting, formatting, virus infection, improper operation, unexpected power failure, and other unknown reasons. With the free trial, you can preview all your recovered…
  • 100 Professional Photoshop Text Styles for $29

    MacZOT
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    100 Professional Photoshop Text Styles for $29 See Lite Version in the Zotshop! Normally: $542.00 ZOT Price: $29.00 Click to macZOT!   Let’s face it – a customer will always appreciate the results a lot more than the effort. That’s why if you want to stand out as a designer, you must come up with top-quality designs in the fastest time possible. And that’s a lot tougher than it sounds. But this is why InkyDeals is here – to bring you deals that will help you save precious hours without charging you a fortune. And this deal is no exception. We’ve…
  • 100 Professional Photoshop Text Styles for Just $19

    MacZOT
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    100 Professional Photoshop Text Styles for Just $19 Normally: $150.00 ZOT Price: $19.00 Click to macZOT!   Let’s face it – a customer will always appreciate the results a lot more than the effort. That’s why if you want to stand out as a designer, you must come up with top-quality designs in the fastest time possible. And that’s a lot tougher than it sounds. But this is why DesignTNT is here – to bring you deals that will help you save precious hours without charging you a fortune. And this deal is no exception. We’ve partnered with the guys…
 
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  • Deals: Save on Headphones and Mac Apps with these Offers that are About to End

    Mac&#124;Life Staff
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]You're always on the lookout for a great deal. Any opportunity to snatch up an awesome item for an affordable price gets you excited. Well, then you'll love our Deals tab. There are always great offers available, and new ones being added regularly. But they're only around for a limited time--like these great deals that are about to end.Hit record with TwistedWave and let it capture the audio around you, whether it's for a podcast or it's the sounds of a concert. Then enjoy the amazing editing tools, available on desktop or…
  • iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Review

    Chris Slate
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:01 pm
    There are countless other reviews of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus online, many of which laboriously compare each and every tech spec to all the other phones on the market. If you’d like to delve into an especially thorough point-by-point examination, I recommend this 11-page opus from our sister site TechRadar. In light of that, I’m going to skip the tech talk and get straight to the point: iPhone 6 is awesome. Shocker, huh? Wait, I’ve got another one for you: it’s the best iPhone ever made. Gasp!Neither statement should come as a surprise, since every iPhone has been better than…
  • The Week's Hottest Apple News Stories, September 19

    J Keirn-Swanson
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    It was release week and that means we've got a round up of stories that are all about two things: new iPhones and new iOS. So let's not waste any more time. If you want a quick rundown of the who, what, where, and when, this is the tasty place to be.
  • Simultaneous Voice/Data, HD Voice Now Available to Verizon iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Users

    Juli Clover
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Verizon began rolling out its Advanced Calling service earlier this week, enabling voice over LTE (VoLTE) capabilities for select devices that support the service, which includes the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Numerous iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users are reporting that the VoLTE service is now functional, allowing Verizon iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users to use simultaneous voice and data capabilities for the first time when connected to a 4G LTE or Wi-Fi network. MacRumors has confirmed that VoLTE is indeed working, enabling users to browse the web or access apps while on a voice call. In addition…
  • Stay organized and creative with the free version of NoteLedge

    Regina Lizik
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:30 pm
    The NoteLedge iPad app, free in the App Store with in-app purchases, is built around inspiring creativity, not staying organized. Of course, it's great for that too. Unfortunately, NoteLedge gives a bad first impression. It immediately prompts you...
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2014.09.18 - Show 500!

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

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 499. Apple just had their amazing 9.9.2014 event where we were able to hear about the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, Apple's new mobile payment system, Apple Pay, and the incredible new Apple Watch. This episode has your complete rundown of all the new stuff along with some things not revealed at the event and my own reactions as well as some of yours. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Gazelle - The fast and easy place to get cash for your used iPhone, iPad, and other Apple…
  • 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…
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    MacMost

  • Using Predictive Text in iOS 8

    Gary Rosenzweig
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    Predictive text, also called QuickType, is a way to complete words when typing on an iPhone or iPad. The device tries to predict which word you are typing and gives you three possible options to tap to finish the word. In some situations, like in the Messages app, you’ll get good suggestions even before you […]
  • Creating Simple Websites With Keynote

    Gary Rosenzweig
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    You can use Keynote to build a simple multi-page website. When you export as HTML, the resulting files can be uploaded to a web host. To make a presentation behave like a website, you need to create buttons and link them to other slides. You can also turn off regular presentation navigation and add other […]
  • Apple Unveils iPhone 6, Apple Pay, Apple Watch

    Gary Rosenzweig
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    In a big media event today Apple announced the latest version of the iPhone and a new product called the Apple Watch. The iPhone 6 and 6 plus will both be larger than their predecessors and feature camera and processor upgrades. They will also both allow for a new Apple payment system that is expected […]
  • Printable Mac Keyboard Shortcut Page For Yosemite

    Gary Rosenzweig
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    There are hundreds of keyboard shortcuts for Mac users. There are Mission Control shortcuts, Finder shortcuts, system shortcuts, application shortcuts and more. Many you can find by just looking through the menu bar for that application. You can find system ones by looking in the System Preferences under Keyboard. But some keyboard shortcuts are more […]
  • Using Finder List View

    Gary Rosenzweig
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    One of the types of file views you have in the Finder is the List View. This displays more information about each file than either the Column or Icon view. You can sort files by any attribute, and change which attributes are displayed. You can also group files by date, size and other things. You […]
 
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    thriftmac

  • 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

  • 0470 - BetterTouchTool & Leap Motion Controller [HD - Trailer]

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

    ScreenCastsOnline
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Two desktop utilities in this week's show: **Drop Shadow** - Create drop shadows, frames and borders with this simple to use utility, **App Delete** - Don't just delete the application, delete all the cruft that goes with it. AppDelete will search out all the hidden files that comprise an installed application and delete the lot. It will also allow you to delete and archive, allowing you to re-install the application at any time in the future.
  • 0468 - WordPress Publishing Platform - Part 2 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Following on from Episode SCOM0467 I continue taking a look at WordPress. 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 week's episode, I cover plugins and some additional advanced features.
  • 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…
 
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    Softpedia News > Apple

  • Apps with TouchID integration on iOS 8 – Gallery

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:37 pm
    iOS 8 brings a new option for developer. Anyone can have access to the TouchID fingerprint sensor. In iOS 7 and iPhone 5s Apple was using the TouchID home button only to unlock the phone and purchases in AppStore and iTunes. Now they have opened that to anyone interested. Despite the initial interest coming from developers and users alike, there are only a handful of apps using this feature to unlock content. One of the most awaited apps to include TouchID functionality is 1Password and its d... (read more)
  • Pocket learns some new tricks for iOS 8

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Instapaper may be the most elegant choice for reading later on iOS, but Pocket has some cool tricks too. This was the first app of that kind to be free on iPhone and iPad and they are still the only ones that feature an app for your Mac.  Pocket is used by over 12 million people and they have some good reasons: the app is free, it has great functionality and it just learned new tricks with the arrival of iOS 8. The developer made sure to include a new Save to Pocket extension. This feature i... (read more)
  • How much does it cost to replace the iPhone 6 screen?

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Did you break the screen of your new iPhone 6? The bad news is you're gonna have to pay for it. The good news is that Apple's fee is lower than for every other iPhone around.  Fixing the iPhone 6 Plus and even older models like iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c will set you back $129 (€100.15). The screen replacement for an iPhone 6 will only cost $109 (€84.63). There's also a $6.95 (€5.40) shipping fee.  Where can you fix it? Apple has published their Repair & Service prices and procedure. Basically,... (read more)
  • iPhone 6 Plus is over $8,000 on eBay; iPhone 6, available for "just" $3,500

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    We have always seen prices go crazy for new Apple devices on eBay, but this time, those who don't want to wait in line pay a hefty premium. There are people who stay in lines to get their hands on brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models and then sell them online for ridiculous amounts of money.  But, then again, the demand is pretty high.  Interestingly enough, the best selling new iPhone models are the 64GB iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. An eBay user sells an iPhone 6 Plus for $8073.95 (€6... (read more)
  • Apple's "War Room" for iOS 8 solves problems for users

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    We knew about Apple setting up a team that had only one mission: to seek iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus problems as they arise around the world and minimize impact for other users by asking for hardware fixes or software updates.  It appears the same is available for iOS 8 too. As noted by TUAW, a Reddit User had a problem with Family Sharing. He tweeted about that and out of the blue he was contacted by an Apple employee who managed to solve the problem in no time.  Just a twitter post The use... (read more)
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    9to5Mac

  • How to create nested folders in iOS 8 (Video)

    Dom Esposito
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
    Keeping your home screen organized can sometimes be a difficult task. Folders are great, but what if you’re looking for a deeper level of order? Luckily, we’ve seen a few glitches over time that have helped. Hidden in iOS 8 is a glitch that allows you to nest folders within folders. This can be helpful if you’d like to sub-categorize apps within folders or hide various stock apps in iOS 8 (because there are a lot of them). Nesting folders on iOS 8 is easy to do and completely reversible… At this moment, we’ve tested the nested folders glitch on iPhone 6, iPhone 6…
  • The seamy underbelly of the Chinese Mafia and Apple Store lines in New York City on iPhone launch days [video]

    Seth Weintraub
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    Casey Neistat’s latest video isn’t really news to anyone nor does it appear that Apple can or will do anything about the problem but perhaps this years delayed launch in China has exacerbated it even more.  What can Apple do in this situation? Another video of the 5th Avenue line below: My new movie. it's hard to watch and makes me very sad — iPhone 6 Lines and the Chinese Mafia – https://t.co/KnS8KAYrwE — Casey Neistat (@CaseyNeistat) September 20, 2014 Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Apple, china, Dave, Hong Kong, iPhone, Smartphone, Tories, YouTube…
  • Former NBA player stole $14,000 in Apple Store merchandise by pretending to checkout with EasyPay

    Mike Beasley
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Image via KTVK Former NBA player Rex Chapman was arrested today on nine counts of organized retail theft and five counts of trafficking stolen property after police discovered that he had stolen over $14,000 worth of merchandise from a Scottsdale, Arizona Apple Store, according to CBS Sports. According to police, Chapman managed to get away with so much loot by pretending he was using the iPhone-based EasyPay system, which allows customers to check themselves out through the Apple Store application without the assistance of an employee. Except Chapman wasn’t actually scanning or paying…
  • iOS 8 How-to: Take a time-lapse video

    Sarah Guarino
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:44 pm
    New in iOS 8 you have the ability to record time-lapse photography right from the Camera app. Time-lapse photography is a type of photography that happens when the frame rate is lower than what is used to view the sequence. When the photo is played at normal speed, time looks to be faster. However, not everything would make a great time-lapse subject. Good time-lapse subjects include cloudscapes, celestial motion, plants growing, cars driving on a busy intersection and of crowds. In this how-to I will discuss how to make a time-lapse photographs. When opening up the Camera app, by default it…
  • Analytics data shows Apple is delivering far more iPhone 6 units than 6 Plus

    Mike Beasley
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:37 pm
    New data released by mobile analytics firm MixPanel (via TechCrunch) has revealed a trend in adoption rates of the 4.7-inch iPhone versus the 5.5-inch model. According to the report, the smaller model appears to be outperforming the larger one is deliveries today, and by no small margin. While the larger model has claimed about .30% of hits in MixPanel’s survey, the smaller version has achieved an impressive 2.46%. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean the 4.7-inch version is outselling its counterpart by such a large gap, if at all. It’s entirely possible (though…
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    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • Droool Brings Social Media Photos To Your Mac Desktop

    Bakari Chavanu
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Droool ($9.99) is a one-of-a-kind social experience for OS X that allows you to view recent Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, RSS and Finder images in a single location. Any content posted without an image to these networks won’t appear in your Droool feed. Droool is available for a free 14-day trial via a limited version on the Mac App Store. Let’s see why you might want to upgrade to the full version. How It Works While image files are viewable in other social network applications like Twitter’s own TweetDeck, Droool appears to be the only application that allows for…
  • 7 Handy Tasks QuickTime Player Performs for Free

    Mark O'Neill
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    When it comes to the wide variety of apps and tools available on a Mac, QuickTime Player is often overlooked. It can’t hold a candle to VLC’s usefulness and is usually opened by mistake when you click on a .MOV file. You’ve probably changed the file association so QuickTime never gets used, so you’ve probably overlooked its bounty of useful features. QuickTime is better than you think, and performs many tasks you’d expect from premium software for free. You might think differently about this bundled freebie once you’ve seen what it can do!
  • A Quick Guide To Using A Mac For Windows Users

    Tim Brookes
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    There are times in life when you find yourself having to use something other than your first choice out of necessity. This is true for computer operating systems too. Most Windows users will probably come into contact with Mac OS X at some point in their lives, and most of them will never have used it before. Luckily we’ve put together a quick start guide for any Windows users daunted by the sight of an Apple operating system. Basic Differences Mac OS X doesn’t have a Start menu (or screen), but instead uses a dock that by default runs along the bottom edge of the…
  • Beautify Your Emails With Apple’s Mail Stationery

    Bakari Chavanu
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Take your emails from plain text to personal. Apple’s Mail includes often-overlooked attractive Stationery templates for making your messages stand out. Stationery has been a feature of Mail for several years now, but unless you’re a die-hard Mac user you might not know it exists. Like the greeting card and photo book features in iPhoto, Stationery allows you to spruce up and personalize your email messages using professionally designed templates and personal photos. Fortunately, Stationery will remain a fixture with the release of OS X Yosemite, so here’s how to…
  • Reminder: You Can Make Greeting Cards With iPhoto

    Bakari Chavanu
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    When it comes to greeting cards, iPhoto makes it easy to create your own using one or more photos and your own unique message. Though over the years iPhoto has grown beyond a simple publishing tool, creating a greeting card is a bit like laying out and publishing a photo book with iPhoto. While Apple has announced that iPhoto will be discontinued and replaced by a new photo editing application, iPhoto will still be the go-to image management application when OS X Yosemite lands soon. So in the meantime, let’s take a look at how you can create your own personal greetings for the…
 
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    ifoAppleStore

  • iPhone 6 Creates Long Lines, A Different Demographic

    Gary Allen
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    The days of enthusiastic overnight lines for the opportunity to buy one of Apple’s new products now seems overwhelmed by line-sitters hoping to buy iPhones and turn them into instant cash. This year’s debut of the two iPhone 6 models created overwhelming crowds, with hundreds in line at smaller stores and almost 1,900 people by one count at the high-profile Fifth Avenue (NYC) store. The lines were divided by store staffers into two camps: those who had purchased on-line and came to pick up their iPhone 6, or walk-ins. That latter category, supplied with cash by mystery men,…
  • Documents Detail Stores’ Product Debut Complexity

    Gary Allen
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    It may be all anticipation and excitement for customers in-line for this Friday’s debut of the iPhone 6 models, but leaked documents reveal publicly for the first time how meticulously Apple plans such events to create a superior purchase experience. Screenshots of Apple’s plans posted by 9to5mac.com show there will be two lines: one for walk-in and another for Personal Pickup, both greeted by employees who are required to have taken the “Engaging Customers in Line” training class. Walk-in customers will receive an electronic Reservation Pass for their iPhone…
  • New iPhones, Apple Watch Will Rely On Stores

    Gary Allen
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Apple’s annual product announcement this morning included products and features that will impact the company’s retail stores, including a larger iPhone with mobile payment features, and an Apple Watch that will require stocking and display space for 34 different configurations. Both products will rely heavily on the retail stores to demonstrate their adaptability to customers’ hands and wrists, much like the iPad required hands-on use when it debuted. The much anticipated event in Cupertino was attended by over 2,500 people representing the media, Apple employees and…
  • Future Scotland Store Caught In Infinite Loop

    Gary Allen
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    One month after construction on the future Princes Street (Edinburgh) Apple retail store seemed to be finished and the entire staff was hired, sources say the process is nearly back to square one. Instead of holding its grand opening in time for the city’s annual Festival, Apple’s traditional white grand opening barricade erected on July 10th still surrounds the store, with graphics that had to be replaced once because of weather damage during the delay. According to insiders, as of late Wednesday evening the interior of the city’s first Apple store was under major…
  • 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…
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    The MacTrack - iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and Mac News

  • Upgrading to new iPhone? Backup your SMS using SMS Export Plus app

    Richard
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    Hyderabad, India – SMS Export Plus 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 to worry about loosing important messages of your iPhone. By using SMS export…
  • iOS Region releases iCheckMate 1.6 for iOS – Classic Board Game

    Richard
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Yerevan, Armenia – iOS Region is pleased to announce the release of iCheckMate 1.6, an update to their popular chess game developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. iCheckMate offers a rich experience of this popular board game. There are levels for beginners and masters. The game supports both 1 player and 2 player gameplay, so you can play against friends or test your skills against a challenging computer opponent. Featuring superb graphic and great design with sound effects, iCheckMate is sure to please serious as well as casual players alike. Chess has always been considered…
  • ebb App for iOS reinvents private image sharing

    Richard
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Los Angeles, California – The privacy of our online images has been in the news recently. And the news has not been good. As society is becoming increasingly concerned about online privacy, ebb reinvents private image sharing. When meeting in person, sharing with a friend happens “in the moment”; only memories of that conversation remain. Why should our online interactions be any different? Do we really want all online interactions to stay online forever? ebb lets users recapture the magic of sharing a picture during a chance encounter with a friend. ebb recognizes that many…
  • Impossibly fun frog jump starts the iPhone 6

    Richard
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Plantation, Florida – The iPhone 6 is coming out and people are asking, what will be the killer game for this new phone? One developer thinks he has the answer and it’s name is Impossible Frog. Impossible Frog from Eilean Design is a game that combines the new and old seamlessly to create a new but familiar feel. Consisting of an endless path of lily pads the player has to keep pace with a constantly advancing screen. A simple tap on the left side of the screen sends the frog forward and to the left and a tap on the right side goes forward and right. While it sounds simple it is…
  • Sailing School Appeals to Seafarers with Educational Content

    Richard
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    Riga, Latvia – The love of the open sea is universal among mariners, whether they’re sailing beginners, motorboat captains or working seamen. That’s why Sailing School, available now for just $4.99, appeals to seafarers of all kinds with its videos, animations, questions, and other safety and education content. This latest version 2.0.1 includes the same impressive content from Nautica SIA, a Latvian business in the seaport city of Riga. But Sailing School, reduced for a limited time from its price at $49.99, now is in a smoother and bug-free mobile app featuring full HD…
 
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    The Loop

  • ∞ iPhone 6 and 6 Plus teardowns

    Dave Mark
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    [VIDEO] Per tradition, every major Apple product release is followed quickly by a teardown video from iFixit. I love taking things apart and fixing them myself and I am very happy with the improvements Apple has made to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus construction, making it much easier to replace the display and battery. As you watch the video, note the use of the iSclack tool, a kind of pliers with a pair of facing suction cups designed to grab onto the front and back of the iPhone. Once you’ve removed the iPhone screws, you place the ISClack, press on the suction cups, squeeze the ISClack…
  • Early data suggests iPhone 6 outselling 6 Plus by a significant margin

    Dave Mark
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:25 am
    As of 4 PM Pacific, the iPhone 6 accounts for about 2.45% of the devices MixPanel is seeing in use. The iPhone 6 Plus, meanwhile, makes up just 0.31%. Everything else (that is, every previous generation of iPhone MixPanel still sees in the wild) makes up the other 97.24%. Why is this? Here’s one take. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Tour of third party iOS 8 keyboards

    Dave Mark
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:03 am
    iOS 8 allows you to select a third party keyboard to replace Apple’s built-in keyboard. The linked article takes a look at three of these, SwiftKey, Swype, and Fleksy, comparing them to the default iOS 8 keyboard. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • A brief visual history of Apple’s home page tabs

    Dave Mark
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    A walk down memory lane for the Apple home page. Amazing how much has changed over the years and how much has stayed the same. Remember iCards? iTools? ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • ∞ Fighting gravity

    Dave Mark
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    [VIDEO] Two dancers rappel a short distance down the side of Oakland’s City Hall, then do an incredible gravity-defying dance on the side of the building.
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • Everything You Need To Know About iOS 8: How to Install iOS 8 on iPhone, iPad, iPod?

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

    SK Mezanul Haque
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    Web browsers are the window to the open world of Internet. It doesn’t matter which operating system you are using, web browser is your most used application. Today’s cloud centric approach towards everything makes browsers a necessary. That’s one reason cyber-criminals loves your browser so much. They try to manipulate browser settings in many ways. Sometimes, it’s a pesky toolbar that doesn’t go away easily. Sometimes they change browser settings, your browser home page or tabs that redirects you to a malicious website of their choice. Almost all popular web…
  • 5 Million Google Accounts Reported Compromised, Was Your Account In The List? Here’s How To Tell, Protect Yourself

    SK Mezanul Haque
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Nearly, 5 million Gmail accounts is reported compromised. Was your Gmail account (aka Google Account) in the list? Was your account hacked? Here’s how to find out if your Gmail account is safe. Also, what steps you should take to protect your account. Earlier, on Wednesday, a report published on a Russian news website. The report claimed that around 5 million (exactly 4929090) Gmail accounts were compromised. The data of all Gmail usernames and passwords were published to a Russian Bitcoin forum. The poster, tvskit, claimed that 60% of the accounts are valid and the passwords are…
  • Windows 8.1 Update 2 (aka August Update) Available for Download Again

    SK Mezanul Haque
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    Microsoft recently removed August Update (aka Windows 8.1 Update 2) files because of multiple issues that occurred after users installed them. Users went to Microsoft Community forum complaining various issues. Issues including Black Screen of Boot error, BSOD, font rendering issues, etc. Initially Microsoft had very little to offer users a solution to fix the issues. Microsoft has now released Windows 8.1 August Update again to all Windows 8.1 Update 1 users. Now that Microsoft has re-released the update its obvious that the company have fixed the issues. Windows 8.1 August Update download…
  • Update Google Chrome: Latest Google Chrome 37 Download Links

    SK Mezanul Haque
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Google Chrome Team has released Google Chrome 37 to the Stable channel of Google Chrome. The latest Chrome update is a minor update bumping up the version number to 37.0.2062.103 is now available for Windows. Chrome web browser should pick the update and install it automatically. Bookmark this page for latest Google Chrome web browser updates. This update addresses some user feedback related to how Chrome renders text when display scaling is set to 125% or lower. If you found a bug or face an issue while using Chrome browser, you can report them at crbug.com. How To Manually Update…
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    OS X Daily

  • 5+ Frustrating Things in iOS 8 and What To Do About Them

    Paul Horowitz
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:04 pm
    iOS 8 is a really great improvement for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with a lot of changes, some big and some small, but let’s face it, there are a few things that are a little annoying too. Whether you just got a brand spanking new iPhone 6 and moved your stuff over, or ... Read More
  • Mac Setup: The Beautiful Home Desk of a Police Officer

    OSXDaily
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    This weeks featured Mac setup is the absolutely beautiful nearly minimalist home workstation of Poyan P., a police officer. Not only will you find some great modern hardware, but there’s a bit of retro goodness too. Let’s jump right in and take a peak at this great Apple setup: What Apple hardware is in your ... Read More
  • News Flash: Don’t Drop Your iPhone 6 [Videos]

    Paul Horowitz
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:56 pm
    If you were planning on dropping your beautiful new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus onto concrete or another hard surface, you may want to reconsider your plans, or perhaps buy a case. Why, might you ask? Well, and this may come as a shock so brace yourself, but it turns out that dropping an ... Read More
  • How to Migrate Everything from an Old iPhone to iPhone 6

    Paul Horowitz
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now in the wild, so whether you got yours from an Apple Store, retailer, or a UPS delivery truck, you’re probably looking to move everything from your old phone to the shiny new one. That means all of your apps, pictures, movies, settings, and customizations that are ... Read More
  • Reply to Messages Quicker Than Ever with iOS 8 Interactive Notifications

    Paul Horowitz
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    If you’re tired of opening the Messages app just to send a quick reply to an incoming text message, you’ll be thrilled to discover the new Interactive Notifications feature brought to iOS with version 8. This means you can respond to a Message without stopping what you’re currently doing and without leaving the currently active ... Read More
 
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    iThinkDifferent

  • Likes App Lets You Download Your Favorite Instagram Photos and Videos on iPhone

    Imran Hussain
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Likes app for iPhone allows users to download their favorite Instagram photos and videos directly to their iPhones, via a pretty graphical user interface.  Instagram is one of the hottest photo and video sharing social network nowadays but it does not allow users to download any content, even if it is their own. Likes makes(...)
  • Google Introduces Free Voice Calls From Hangouts on Android, iOS and the Web

    Imran Hussain
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    Google has finally begin migrating Google Voice to Hangouts by introducing free (and paid) voice calls on Android, iOS and the web. Google already had the calling feature available on their old Google talk interface but this feature took ages to appear in the new Hangouts apps and interface. The new calling feature in Hangouts(...)
  • iOS 8 Final Version Released To Developers. Install Now On Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

    Imran Hussain
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:32 am
    Apple has released iOS 8 final version to developers, for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. iOS 8 improves on iOS 7 by polishing the user interface and bringing much needed performance and feature improvements. Some of the major features in iOS 8 include feature additions to Messages, a new Health and Fitness App, improved QuickType(...)
  • WhatsApp For iPhone Gets A Major Update with Improved Media Sharing and More

    Imran Hussain
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:09 am
    WhatsApp has gotten one of its biggest updates recently with improvements to media sharing, editing and much more. Even though it’s a minor version upgrade, there are a number of features included.  Facebook had bought WhatsApp back in February 19, 2014 but has not yet integrated it in anyway with its popular social network or(...)
  • Watch Live Video Stream of Apple’s 9th September iPhone 6 Launch Event

    Imran Hussain
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:13 am
    Apple is all set to announce two new iPhone 6 models and an iWatch, if the rumors and leaks are correct, at a special event on 9th September in California. Apple does not always provide a live video stream of their events but have started to do so now.   If you are interested in(...)
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  • Unboxing the Apple iPhone 6

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    The UPS delivery person just dropped it off a few minutes ago…YAY! It feels very solid, very responsive, easier to hold in the hand than the iPhone 5.
  • Do You Trust Apple Over Google?

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    This is an open letter from Tim Cook, designed to keep the trust with Apple. There are a few veiled digs directed at Google. What do you think? A few years ago, users of Internet services began to realize that when an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product. -Tim Cook Submit a Question for the AskErnie Podcast
  • Apple Wins China Regulatory Approval, But…

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    According to Xinhua, China’s official news agency, Apple has passed another hurdle to getting iPhones on the shelves and in the hands of Chinese customers. But Apple is not quite at the finish line, as they still have to get a network access license to get on mainland China. Meanwhile back at the ranch, I noticed an inordinate number of Chinese people in line waiting for an iPhone 6. My guess is that some of them are paid to wait in line, and then send the phones back to China for those willing to pay an extreme premium for being the first with an iPhone 6. Just my guess, no other…
  • Mysterious iPad Feature Revealed in New Case

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    On October 21st, Apple is going to announce some new iPads, as well as announce the release of OS X Yosemite. The new iPads are expected to expand the iPad Air lineage with the inclusion of iOS 8 and an upgrade in power with the new A8 chip, Touch ID and faster wireless, like the iPhone. There’s wide speculation that the camera will get a significant upgrade as well. This mysterious hole in the new case may lead one to believe it has something to do with the new camera, but it’s square shape is quite odd. Some Chinese reports suggest the cut-out could be for an integrated flash,…
  • More Apple Goodness On the Way

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Click the Apple Timer Tim Cook said this would be a big year for Apple product releases, and so you have to take him at his word, and he’ll back those words up with more great stuff…and believe me, I don’t think this is the end of it. We’re in for a “Super Cycle” making up for the lull over the past couple years. On October 21st Apple is planning to hold its next event, where it will unveil at least two new iPads, most likely with the A8 chip, and announce the release of OSX Yosemite, the next version of the Mac operating system that Tim Cook previewed at…
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  • Beware of the Scammers

    Phyllis Evans
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    It seems like there is always someone out there trying to scam the honest guy. Sadly, you know that some people are being taken in, otherwise these low-life characters would move on to something else. The ‘Microsoft tech’ scammers have been around for a long time now, but their phone calls seem to be escalating. I’ve been getting 4 or 5 calls a week from them. Their scam is to tell you that your ‘Windows’ computer is infected and is sending out malware, but they can fix it if you just follow their instructions. Sure I will. If you follow their instructions, you…
  • Apple lowers the price for iCloud storage

    Terry White
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Everybody gets 5GB of FREE iCloud storage just by creating an account. For most people this is plenty of space for the few documents and applications they use that sync to iCloud as well as for backing up an iOS device such as an iPhone. However, if you have LOTS of images and other data on your iOS device or have more than one iOS device that you’d like to backup or you wish to take advantage of the NEW iCloud Drive, then 5GBs probably isn’t going to cut it. I had upgraded from 5GB of iCloud storage to 25GB of iCloud storage (5GB free plus 20GB of paid storage) which was costing…
  • Sometimes It’s The Simple Things — Again

    Phyllis Evans
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    A few days ago my Magic Trackpad started misbehaving. Had some ultra cheap batteries in it, so they got the blame. New Eveready Golds in place, it seemed to be okay – for a while. Turned off Bluetooth, then turned it back on using my Wacom tablet. Completely rebooted my iMac. Trackpad was finally okay, but now my Logitech K750 solar keyboard was misbehaving. Turned it off, then back on. Checked the settings. F-keys wouldn’t work at all. Worse yet, it was like the down-arrow was stuck. Open a window in Safari and it wanted to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page. ?????
  • How I Upgrade To a New Mac

    Terry White
    7 Sep 2014 | 9:13 pm
    I get a new work MacBook Pro every couple of years. My last one was the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 model and I just got the current MacBook Pro Mid 2014 model. Apple makes it very easy to upgrade from one Mac to another via the Migration Assistant. The great thing about the Migration Assistant is that (by default) it brings over everything from your old Mac and sets up your new Mac exactly like you had your old one. The bad thing about the Migration Assistant is that (by default) it brings over everything from your old Mac and sets up your new Mac exactly like you had your old one. Yes the…
  • 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.    
 
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  • Upgrading to new iPhone? Backup your SMS using SMS Export Plus app

    Richard
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    Hyderabad, India – SMS Export Plus 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 to worry about loosing important messages of your iPhone. By using SMS export…
  • iOS Region releases iCheckMate 1.6 for iOS – Classic Board Game

    Richard
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Yerevan, Armenia – iOS Region is pleased to announce the release of iCheckMate 1.6, an update to their popular chess game developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. iCheckMate offers a rich experience of this popular board game. There are levels for beginners and masters. The game supports both 1 player and 2 player gameplay, so you can play against friends or test your skills against a challenging computer opponent. Featuring superb graphic and great design with sound effects, iCheckMate is sure to please serious as well as casual players alike. Chess has always been considered…
  • ebb App for iOS reinvents private image sharing

    Richard
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Los Angeles, California – The privacy of our online images has been in the news recently. And the news has not been good. As society is becoming increasingly concerned about online privacy, ebb reinvents private image sharing. When meeting in person, sharing with a friend happens “in the moment”; only memories of that conversation remain. Why should our online interactions be any different? Do we really want all online interactions to stay online forever? ebb lets users recapture the magic of sharing a picture during a chance encounter with a friend. ebb recognizes that many…
  • Impossibly fun frog jump starts the iPhone 6

    Richard
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Plantation, Florida – The iPhone 6 is coming out and people are asking, what will be the killer game for this new phone? One developer thinks he has the answer and it’s name is Impossible Frog. Impossible Frog from Eilean Design is a game that combines the new and old seamlessly to create a new but familiar feel. Consisting of an endless path of lily pads the player has to keep pace with a constantly advancing screen. A simple tap on the left side of the screen sends the frog forward and to the left and a tap on the right side goes forward and right. While it sounds simple it is…
  • Sailing School Appeals to Seafarers with Educational Content

    Richard
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    Riga, Latvia – The love of the open sea is universal among mariners, whether they’re sailing beginners, motorboat captains or working seamen. That’s why Sailing School, available now for just $4.99, appeals to seafarers of all kinds with its videos, animations, questions, and other safety and education content. This latest version 2.0.1 includes the same impressive content from Nautica SIA, a Latvian business in the seaport city of Riga. But Sailing School, reduced for a limited time from its price at $49.99, now is in a smoother and bug-free mobile app featuring full HD…
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  • The Apple Watch: Cupertino’s Tour de Force of Technological Interaction

    JT
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    I admit that I’ve been cooly analytical about most of Apple’s recent product announcement. Part of that may stem from the fact that it’s usually pretty clear what Apple will be announcing based on their refresh cycle; part of it may be that every detail of Apple’s upcoming products are called out by intrepid bloggers months ahead of time. The end result is that there are usually few surprises remaining by the time Tim or Phil take the stage for the official announcement. Yesterday, Cook’s “One more thing” brought back a feeling I haven’t felt watching an Apple event in a…
  • 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…
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  • Logoist for Mac OS X gets group management feature, more

    dsellers
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    Synium Software (www.syniumsoftware.com) has updated Logoist, its vector drawing app, to version 2.0. The upgrade comes with a layer group management feature, Boolean operations, a vector export feature, a preset assistant, new filters, new presets and more. Logoist 2 is designed for both home and professional users. Its interface provides access to features ranging from combined pixel and vector-based effects to group management tools, including arbitrary Boolean operations. read more
  • Punch-BD is new Mac compatible bass drum virtual instrument

    dsellers
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Virtual instrument and effects plug-in developer, Rob Papen Soundware, has released Punch-BD, a bass drum virtual instrument for Mac (OS X 10.6 or higher) and Windows (Vista, 7, and 8). It's based around the BD module of the company's Punch drum synthesis/sampler software instrument and is designed to enable users to create the "biggest-sounding bass drums around." read more
  • Kool Tools: Soba by Bluelounge cable organizer

    dsellers
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:42 am
    Like most Mac users, you probably suffer from cable clutter with various cables and cords littering your workspace. The US$24.95 Soba (http://tinyurl.com/q4u25cr) by Bluelounge can help alleviate the problem. Soba zips loose cables up and consolidates them into a single tube that you can route and affix along walls, under desks, and just about anywhere. You use the Vortex zipper in a sliding motion to open and route cables. Once the zipper passes, Vortex technology will auto-coil the tube, bundling the cables inside. read more
  • HoudahGeo is ready for Mac OS X Yosemite

    dsellers
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:26 am
    Houdah Software (http://www.houdah.com/) has updated HoudahGeo, a geocoding solution for the Mac, to version 4. The new version adds support for the upcoming Mac OS X Yosemite. HoudahGeo costs US$29 for a single-user license for new users. Version 4 is a free update for registered users. HoudahGeo requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher.
  • IK Multimedia's T-RackS Custom Shop now features three classic American EQs IK Multi

    dsellers
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    IK Multimedia has added the EQ P50A, EQ P50B and EQ P60G to the T-RackS Custom Shop lineup (www.t-racks.com). With them in the mix, the Custom Shop now features over 30 virtual emulations of some of mixing and mastering gear. read more
 
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  • Deals: Save on Headphones and Mac Apps with these Offers that are About to End

    MacLife Staff
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]You're always on the lookout for a great deal. Any opportunity to snatch up an awesome item for an affordable price gets you excited. Well, then you'll love our Deals tab. There are always great offers available, and new ones being added regularly. But they're only around for a limited time--like these great deals that are about to end.Hit record with TwistedWave and let it capture the audio around you, whether it's for a podcast or it's the sounds of a concert. Then enjoy the amazing editing tools, available on desktop or…
  • iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Review

    Chris Slate
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:01 pm
    There are countless other reviews of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus online, many of which laboriously compare each and every tech spec to all the other phones on the market. If you’d like to delve into an especially thorough point-by-point examination, I recommend this 11-page opus from our sister site TechRadar. In light of that, I’m going to skip the tech talk and get straight to the point: iPhone 6 is awesome. Shocker, huh? Wait, I’ve got another one for you: it’s the best iPhone ever made. Gasp!Neither statement should come as a surprise, since every iPhone has been better than…
  • The Week's Hottest Apple News Stories, September 19

    J Keirn-Swanson
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    It was release week and that means we've got a round up of stories that are all about two things: new iPhones and new iOS. So let's not waste any more time. If you want a quick rundown of the who, what, where, and when, this is the tasty place to be.
  • Chipworks Confirms A8 iPhone 6 Processor From TSMC, Not Samsung

    J.R. Bookwalter
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    With patent lawsuits flying back and forth between Apple and Samsung, it was probably only a matter of time until Cupertino reduced its reliance on components from the Korean manufacturer — and that day seems to have arrived with the iPhone 6.Chipworks has spent the day poring over components extracted from the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and has discovered that Apple's new smaller, more powerful A8 processor has actually been fabricated by someone other than Samsung.While the Korean electronics giant (and frequent Apple patent foe) has indeed manufactured previous-generation chips…
  • Drop Your iPhone 6 — It Will (Probably) Survive

    J.R. Bookwalter
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    As you may have heard, the first iPhone 6 purchased from a retail store in Perth, Australia tumbled right out of its owner's hands this morning — but judging from the sheer number of drop tests being performed on Apple's latest smartphone, it's all good.PhoneBuff became the first to purchase the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Friday morning with the intention of dropping them on the concrete to test their durability, and posted the video evidence on YouTube earlier this morning.In what has become an annual ritual, bloggers raced to be the first to buy the hottest iPhone only to torture…
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  • Apple’s Watch ads are steamier than usual

    EdibleApple
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    If you pop on over to Apple’s Watch pages on the company website and start browsing around, you’ll notice the interstitial ads are a bit more sultry, dare we say steamier, than usual. I can just see the tagline now — “Don’t kiss me yet. First, send me your heartbeat.” With no release date nailed down for Apple’s newest product category, we’re going to have to wait a while, presumably, before we see any commercials for the Apple Watch start hitting the airwaves. But if the above is any indication, Apple’s adverts are poised to go down an…
  • Even Brad Pitt wants to know what’s in Apple’s mysterious 3-story white structure

    EdibleApple
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:02 pm
    It’s the calm before the storm, folks. Tomorrow promises to be one of the most important dates in Apple history. Well, either that or Apple has done an incredibly stupid job of hyping up an event with no pay off. But seriously, the avalanche of evidence suggesting that Apple has some stellar announcements tomorrow is ginormous. Now one of the many reasons folks are so curious about what Apple has in store for us is that they’ve put up a three story structure adjacent to the Flint Convention Center — a curious move considering the Flint Convention Center can hold a sizeable…
  • Joy of Tech depicts the typical Apple fan during the iWatch unveiling

    EdibleApple
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Apple’s media event tomorrow will have the entire tech world at attention, watching and listening to Tim Cook and co.’s every word. In addition to the introduction of two new iPhones, tomorrow will likely see the unveiling of Apple’s first new product category since the iPad was unveiled four years ago. Suffice it to say, anyone with even a passing interest in tech will have their eyes glued to their computer screens tomorrow. Illustrating the immense interest in tomorrow’s event, the talented and ever-hilarious folks over at Geek Culture today released the following…
  • Nike refutes reports of Nike FuelBand discontinuation

    EdibleApple
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    CNET reported yesterday that Nike laid off its entire Nike FuelBand team and that the company was planning to get out of the hardware business entirely in order to focus on software. The company informed members of the 70-person hardware team — part of its larger, technology-focused Digital Sport division comprised of about 200 people — of the job cuts Thursday. … Of those 70 employees, about 70 percent to 80 percent — or as many as 55 people — were let go. News of the layoffs naturally sparked debate as to the underlying cause. While the ostensible conclusion…
  • HTC reportedly hires the brain behind Samsung’s Galaxy brand

    EdibleApple
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    While Samsung and Apple remain the top two smartphone manufacturers on the planet, that hasn’t always been in the case. Indeed, it’s easy to forget amidst the deluge of Samsung advertising materials that appear at every step, but HTC, back in the early days of Android, used to be Apple’s stiffest competition. These days, HTC smartphones are highly regarded, even if they don’t happen to sell as briskly as their Samsung counterparts. That said, it’s rather interesting that HTC has reportedly hired Paul Golden, the man behind Samsung’s rather clever and…
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  • WhatRoute 1.13.0 Tested OS X Yosemite Ready

    the rocr
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    Of course, developer Bryan Christianson doesn’t use the words “Yosemite ready.” However, he’s recompiled WhatRoute with Xcode 6 and tested it on OS X Yosemite Beta. That, in his understated language means WhatRoute 1.13.0 is pretty much good to go ... The post WhatRoute 1.13.0 Tested OS X Yosemite Ready appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Cable Modems: Comcast Milks You Like a Cow [u]

    the rocr
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Why do nine out of 10 of Comcast customers rent a cable modem from the company when just buying cable modem at a local retailer or online could save them hundreds dollars? An industry analyst did the math and then ... The post Cable Modems: Comcast Milks You Like a Cow [u] appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Tech Fuel Fill Up: Free Coffee at Mickey D’s ’til Sept 29

    the rocr
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    McDonald’s gets a lot hate, some of it deserved, but the American fast food chain is an oasis, especially for tech types on the go. Blah, blah, blah… part of balanced diet? Meh, eat the occasional Big Mac for whatever ... The post Tech Fuel Fill Up: Free Coffee at Mickey D’s ’til Sept 29 appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • New in Safari 7.1: DuckDuckGo, Yahoo Encrypts, Security Patches…

    the rocr
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Safari 7.1 is just a point update, right? Yes, but there is more than a little going on in what is likely to be the last Safari 7 update to add new features. What is Safari 7.1 about? Mostly about ... The post New in Safari 7.1: DuckDuckGo, Yahoo Encrypts, Security Patches… appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Security Update 2014-004 for OS X Lion, Mountain Lion

    the rocr
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:54 am
    Tick tock. When it comes to Mac security, time is always against us because the hackers are invariably a step ahead. Though Apple hasn’t yet posted the details, best install Security Update 2014-004 for OS X Lion and OS X ... The post Security Update 2014-004 for OS X Lion, Mountain Lion appeared first on FairerPlatform.
 
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  • How to Back Up Data to New iPhone 6

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    Apple’s latest entry, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now available to consumers and one of the first options for these owners would be to move all their contents to their new device. Apple has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple's iOS 8 Released With New Features

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    Provision with Tips & Tricks for iPhone/iPad Apple has granted access to Touch ID with its latest iOS with third party apps such as 1Password which could take advantage over the fingerprint... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple and U2 to Team up for the Launch of Free U2 Album

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    It was reported that Apple and U2 planned to team up for the launch of Songs of Innocence with Apple’s recent product launch event and announcement of the new iPhone, the Apple Watch and a free U2... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple Pay – Transaction Secured and Easy

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    Apple’s next focus on how we pay for things, end number of times, is aiming on cash and credit cards as well as online shopping. Apple Pay utilises NFC – near field chip to correlate with payment... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tim Cook’s Interview with Charlie Rose

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:02 pm
    In a recent interview with Charlie Rose, Tim Cook, Apple CEO discussed several current product lineup of the company like Apple TV, Beats and Steve’s legacy and hinted at latest products of which no... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • How To: Install Custom Keyboards in iOS 8 | MacTrast

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dipesh Timilsina
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Apple is all set to launch it’s very first wearable, the Apple Watch. Coming early 2015, Apple Watch will be available in three distinctive forms — Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition. Apple Watch will be available in different sizes with multiple bands to choose from. The bands Apple watch uses is proprietary which means you won’t be able to use third-party bands. But the selection Apple offers you is just incredible. There is a lot to know about Apple Watch as it is a completely new device running all new custom OS. So, let’s get to it! LOOK AND…
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Pre-Orders Exceed 4 Million Sales in 24 Hours

    Dipesh Timilsina
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus which were unveiled on September 12th are being pre-ordered like hotcakes. Apple says 4 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were pre-ordered in the first 24 hours. This is a new record for Apple. The pre-order count of iPhone 5s along with iPhone 5c combined was just 2.2 million in the first day. This news is not good for everyone, though. As the demand is much more than expected, not everyone will be getting their iPhone 6 on time. While many will get their handsets in September, others will have to wait till October. Both the models of iPhone 6 will…
  • 10 Best iPhone 6 Cases and Covers

    Dipesh Timilsina
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    iPhone 6 has only just launched and the case makers are already flooding the market with all kinds of iPhone 6 cases. All kind of cases are available for purchase but not every case will fit your needs. Some cases are designed to make your iPhone 6 look cool while others are designed to protect your iPhone during accidents. With so many options to choose from, at times, it becomes difficult to choose the best case. To make your work easy, we have created an ultimate list of best iPhone 6 cases among which you will surely like at least one. We’ve made best cases list for iPad Air,…
  • Apple Releases iPhone 6, Comes in 4.7″ & 5.5″ Screen Sizes

    Dipesh Timilsina
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:22 pm
    The wait is finally over. Apple has just announced their flagship phone for 2014. They have not only released one but two flagship phones this time around. Dubbed iPhone 6, the phone will be available in two different sizes : 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch. The 5.5 incher has a bigger 2915 mAh battery and a higher resolution screen. Apart from these details, the two models are extremely identical.  Introduction The 4.7″ iPhone will simply be known as iPhone 6 while the 5.5″ iPhone will be called iPhone 6 Plus. The earlier which suggested that 5.5″ iPhone will be called iPhone Air…
  • 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),…
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  • Best iPhone 6 Cases and Covers That You’ll Love

    admin
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is already here and with starting price from $199 you’ll want to keep your new smartphone safe. There so many cases available for purchase and it’s hard to find the right one which will fit perfectly your needs. Here, we’ve gathered together some of the best iPhone 6 cases we’ve seen so far to help your choice. OtterBox Defender case Otterbox is well known maker of rugged cases for the iPhone and with this new case for the iPhone 6 they show again one ultra rugged case . This robust, 3-layer protective polycarbonate case will protect your…
  • The Secrets of Emoji on iOS Revealed

    admin
    17 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    Emoji are very lovable icons and talking global language in our chat text. Using Emoji you can make your messages more colorful and funny. Before iOs 5 you should download third-party apps for that. It’s not more the case . We already have built-in keyboard , but unfortunately it’s not showing by default. Follow these easy steps to unlock the hidden emoji keyboard. 1. Open Settings .Tap on “General” 2. Select “Keyboard” . Tap on the “Keyboards” submenu on the screen. 3. Select “Add New Keyboard” . From the the list of available…
  • ‘Redeeming the Amazon’ is today’s free eBook from Amazon

    admin
    2 Jun 2014 | 6:18 am
    Get today’s free eBook from Amazon – Redeeming the Amazon (Den of Sin). The book has 4.5 out of 5 stars . In the book the story follows the rocky romance of a former super model after a lost marriage, a double mastectomy, and there have a lot of heartbreak: ” Most come to The Beaudelaire Hotel a few times a year merely to indulge in sexual fantasy, but the stakes are higher for Karen Freeman and Paul Beaudelaire. Karen is nine years post-op from a double mastectomy, and her vain ex-husband hadn’t agreed with her decision to remove her remaining good breast or to eschew…
  • Best iPhone Screen Protector Review

    admin
    5 May 2014 | 8:43 am
    Every smartphone needs from good protection, but the usual cases can be very expensive and unnecessary for our daily job. Do you really need from bulletproof iPhone case capable of surviving a 1,000-foot plunge ? Well, for most of us the answer should be not. If you just need from simple iphone screen protector providing high levels of defense check out our top picks for the best iPhone 5 and 5S screen protectors . They will successful protect your iphone from key nicks, scratches on the screen or sun heat . Cheap Screen Protector under $15 1) Halo Screen Protector Film HD ( $4.95) With price…
  • iWatch – The ultimate combination of form, function and fashion

    admin
    30 Mar 2014 | 8:28 am
          The dream of wearing an Apple device is not a new one. From iPod armbands to nano bracelets, there have been plenty of solutions over the years if you don’t want to be sat at a desk or reaching into your pocket all day long. But few of them are fashionable. And none have Apple’s ingenuity.   The smartwatch market has been active for a while now, but all we’ve had as a result are clunky, inelegant products that are neither stylish nor smart. All that could change in a few months. Jony Ive has undoubtedly rejected dozens of prototypes that looked a bit too much…
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