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  • External Link: Marvel Unlimited Discounted to 99 Cents through July 29th

    TidBITS
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    To celebrate the San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel is offering the Marvel Unlimited subscription service for $0.99 for the first month, after which it will auto-renew at the usual $9.99 per month unless you cancel. Use promo code SDCC14 when signing up through 29 July 2014. Although our in-house comic expert Josh Centers has called out issues with Marvel Unlimited’s iOS app and selection, he still believes that a subscription service makes the most sense for comic reading and this is a great opportunity to give it a try. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • Yosemite public beta launch doubles presence in web traffic

    MacNN
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Though the increase is insignificant in the larger picture of overall global Mac web traffic, new numbers from GoSquared suggest that the release yesterday of the Yosemite (OS X 10.10) public beta, limited to a pool of one million Apple ID holders already running Mavericks, doubled the number of people using the forthcoming new update on the web literally overnight. According to GoSquared's live analytics page, use of Yosemite jumped from 0.26 percent on Thursday to 0.57 percent on Friday....
  • Apple shares hit new 52-week closing high

    MacDailyNews
    MacDailyNews
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) rose $0.64, or 0.66%, to close at $97.67, a new 52-week closing high. Apple’s intraday 52-week high stands at $97.88, set on July 23, 2014.   Apple’s previous 52-week closing high was $97.19, set on July 23th. Apple’s all-time high stands at $100.72, set during trading on September 21, 2012.   Apple’s 52-week low stands at $62.05.   Apple, the world’s most valuable company, currently has a market value of $588.92 billion.   The top five U.S. publicly-traded companies, based on market value: 1. Apple (AAPL) –…
  • Forums: Why isn't anyone excited about Yosemite?

    MacNN
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    This week in the MacNN forums, Mac Elite "PeterParker" asks "Why isn't anyone excited about Yosemite?", to which a variety of answers ranging from "I'm ecstatic" to "Yosemite is...eh" have been provided. Dedicated MacNNer "gregfripp" is trying to fix something in his dock, but is unable to do so, and has turned to the forums looking for advice....
  • Analyst Says Apple Could Be Obsolete in Three Years

    Apple Gazette
    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    WTF? Yup. That’s exactly how the BGR reacted as well, calling this prediction “WTF of the week“. I suppose we should establish what obsolete really means – just covering our bases, you know. Merriam-Webster says: a : no longer in use or no longer useful b : of a kind or style no longer current : old-fashioned Well I suppose that we can say that some Apple products are already obsolete even now, but what is this analyst talking about? The analyst, Pedro de Noronha, managing partner at hedge fund Noster Capital, was featured in a CNBC segment where he said that Apple…
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    MacNN

  • Yosemite public beta launch doubles presence in web traffic

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Though the increase is insignificant in the larger picture of overall global Mac web traffic, new numbers from GoSquared suggest that the release yesterday of the Yosemite (OS X 10.10) public beta, limited to a pool of one million Apple ID holders already running Mavericks, doubled the number of people using the forthcoming new update on the web literally overnight. According to GoSquared's live analytics page, use of Yosemite jumped from 0.26 percent on Thursday to 0.57 percent on Friday....
  • Apple buys book analytics site BookLamp to aid iBookstore discovery

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:04 pm
    On Friday, Apple revealed that it had purchased book analytics and discovery company BookLamp for an undisclosed sum, though TechCrunch estimated the sale between $10-15 million. While it acknowledged the deal, the iPhone maker's only comment on the deal was its standard "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans" line. The company is likely to use BookLamp technology in its iBookstore to help readers discover new content....
  • Report: Apple bought back another $5 billion in stock in June quarter

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Regulatory have revealed that Apple spent another $5 billion during the June quarter as part of its share-repurchase program to retire an additional 58 million shares of stock at an average (split-adjusted) price of $85.23 per share, still well below the current trading average, and about the same price per share as well CEO Tim Cook first announced the buyback plan just over two years ago. The recent expenditure is less aggressive than seen in quarters where the share price was lower, signalling reduced buyback activity....
  • Cellphone unlocking bill without bulk unlock ban passed by House

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm
    In an unexpected move, and avoiding a potential fight, the House of Representatives has passed bill S517, aiming to make cellphone unlocking legal. The amended bill, passed by the Senate last week, was passed with no changes -- a controversial clause of the bill previously passed by the House, prohibiting bulk unlocking by companies, has been removed from the final passed version....
  • Forums: Why isn't anyone excited about Yosemite?

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    This week in the MacNN forums, Mac Elite "PeterParker" asks "Why isn't anyone excited about Yosemite?", to which a variety of answers ranging from "I'm ecstatic" to "Yosemite is...eh" have been provided. Dedicated MacNNer "gregfripp" is trying to fix something in his dock, but is unable to do so, and has turned to the forums looking for advice....
 
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    Office Blogs

  • Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 008 with Brian Jones

    Office 365 Team
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:38 pm
    In episode 8, Jeremy Thake chats to Brian Jones, Group Program Manager for the Office 365 Developer Platform. As an Office 365 Developer you would have most recently seen Brian speak at the SharePoint Conference 2014 alongside his lead Rob Lefferts, Director of PM, about the future of Office 365 development. In this show, Brian talks about his career at Microsoft and the journey he’s had in Office evolving the development experience with his team. This includes talking about the Open XML SDK, App Model and Office 365 APIs. He shares some great stories of the old world of three year release…
  • OneNote available for Kindle Fire and Fire phone

    OneNote Team
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today OneNote is available at the Amazon Appstore for Android, delivering on our promise to bring OneNote to every device that matters to you. If you have a Kindle Fire or a Fire phone, you can now use OneNote to capture or access thoughts, ideas and to-do’s while on the go.     OneNote is a free download and can also be used on Android phones and tablets running Android OS 4.0 and up. We’re excited that people will be able to use OneNote on their brand new Fire phone and Kindle Fire, and we’re committed to improving the app with regular updates. Please send us…
  • Retaining a competitive advantage: Why staying current with UC matters

    Lync Team
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Jennifer Yust is a senior marketingmanager on the Lync team. It’s no secret—an organization that runs well internally is better positioned to adapt to changing market conditions, shorten project timelines, and add more value for its customers. That’s why MWH Global, a “wet infrastructure” engineering firm that handles huge water-related projects, has embraced each new version of Microsoft unified communications (UC) solutions as it is released. As Gregory Tornrose, the firm’s Global Director of IT Operations, puts it, “Our strategy is to simplify our technology tools and…
  • The Garage Series for Office 365: What’s new in the world of apps for Office?

    Jeremy Chapman
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    This week hosts Jeremy Chapman and Richard diZerega explore what’s new in the new world of apps for Office. They look at the top 5 new features including amazing content apps for PowerPoint, Excel APIs for formatting, content apps for Access, mail APIs for body and attachments and compose mail apps. Watch as Richard masterfully demonstrates all of this along the way. Last week we caught up with Jeremy Thake to talk about the apps for Office model itself and what is new, different and better versus the more traditional extensibility options in Office, SharePoint and Exchange. This week…
  • Let’s get cooking! Collecting recipes in OneNote just got better

    OneNote Team
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    OneNote is a great place to catalog your recipes. And now adding them to OneNote is a piece of cake (pun intended) with the OneNote web clipper or the email clipper (me@onenote.com). When you use the OneNote web clipper or email clipper (me@onenote.com) to clip a recipe, we’ll simplify the page down to just the steps, ingredients, and key pieces of information you need most, giving your recipes a simpler, cleaner format in OneNote. Our goal is to help you collect just the information you want, boiled down (see what I did there?), free of distraction, in a clean and consistent…
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    TidBITS

  • External Link: LiveCode Crowdfunding HTML5 Web App Deployment

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    The cross-platform development environment LiveCode, perhaps the most successful of HyperCard’s successors, can deploy apps to Mac OS X, iOS, Windows, Android, and several flavors of Unix. LiveCode’s developer, RunRev, raised nearly $840,000 via Kickstarter in February 2013 to make an open source edition of LiveCode, and now the company is turning to the crowdfunding approach again. This time the goal is to enable LiveCode developers to write apps that can be deployed as HTML5 Web apps and run in a browser. It’s a compelling promise, but they’re not quite even halfway with five days…
  • External Link: Marvel Unlimited Discounted to 99 Cents through July 29th

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    To celebrate the San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel is offering the Marvel Unlimited subscription service for $0.99 for the first month, after which it will auto-renew at the usual $9.99 per month unless you cancel. Use promo code SDCC14 when signing up through 29 July 2014. Although our in-house comic expert Josh Centers has called out issues with Marvel Unlimited’s iOS app and selection, he still believes that a subscription service makes the most sense for comic reading and this is a great opportunity to give it a try. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • Amazon Fire Phone Too Limited and Gimmicky

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    The Fire Phone smartphone is Amazon’s latest foray into consumer hardware, after its Kindle Fire tablets and Fire TV streaming video box. Phone buyers seeking maximum device versatility and flexibility should just get an iPhone or Android handset, though, because the Fire has too many limitations and pointless razzle-dazzle. 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…
  • Upgrade Your Print Books to Ebooks with BitLit

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
    BitLit and HarperCollins pilot program offers low-cost ebook versions of paper books you already own. Does that make any sense? 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.
  • “Take Control of Beta Testing Yosemite” Says It All

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    With months still remaining before the final release of OS X Yosemite, members of the public can now install a beta version. Joe Kissell explains why this is cool and why he wrote an unusually priced book about it! 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…
 
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    TUAW

  • Cell phone unlocking bill passes Congress on the way to the White House

    Kelly Hodgkins
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Today, the House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation that would legalize the process of unlocking a smartphone to use on another carrier, reports the LA Times. The bipartisan bill passed through the Senate earlier this year and will...
  • Stuff I really, really hate

    Mel Martin
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I'm 'Mister Apple'. Mr. Mac. Mr. iOS. A tech writer, a 'help desk' for friends and family. But that doesn't mean I give everything my favorite fruit company does a pass. There's stuff in my 'digital life' that drives me bonkers. Some of it is from...
  • The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for July 25, 2014

    Steven Sande
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's...
  • eBay sold almost $2 billion in Apple products last year alone

    John-Michael Bond
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Apple just announced its earning results for the third quarter of their 2014 fiscal year, but it is not the only one raking in cash via sales of its products. According to information acquired by Computer World, eBay also is profiting, selling almost...
  • Inateck MacBook Protect felt sleeves are classy, inexpensive

    Steven Sande
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    If you're looking for protection for a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, but don't want to spend a lot of money, you usually end up with some generic-looking bag from OfficeMaxStaplesDepot. Wouldn't it be nice to get protection that's classy-looking, yet...
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    MacRumors

  • Apple Reportedly Acquired 'Pandora for Books' Startup BookLamp In April

    Juli Clover
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Apple has acquired BookLamp, a "Pandora for books" startup that aimed to provide personalized book recommendations to readers via specialized algorithms, reports TechCrunch. BookLamp first shut down in April. BookLamp was known for its Book Genome project, a book discovery engine that analyzed the text of books to break them down by various themes and variables to let readers search for books similar to books they liked. For example, analyzing The Da Vinci Code, the search engine would break it down to elements of 18.6% Religion and Religions Institutions, 9.4% Police & Murder…
  • U.S. House Approves Bill Making Smartphone Unlocking Legal, Obama Pledges to Sign it Into Law

    Juli Clover
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    We're one step closer to being able to legally unlock smartphones again, as the United States House of Representatives today passed legislation that legalizes cell phone unlocking, unanimously voting in favor of the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. The Act was approved by the Senate last week, which means the final step is presidential approval. Obama has long supported making cell phone unlocking legal again, and today pledged to sign the bill into law. I applaud Members of Congress for passing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. Last year, in…
  • Bose Sues Beats for Patent Infringement Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones

    Juli Clover
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    Bose today filed a lawsuit against Beats Electronics, accusing Beats of infringing on a number of patents related to noise cancellation and other audio technologies (via TechCrunch). The lawsuit accuses Beats Studio and Studio Wireless branded headphones, which advertise "Adaptive Noise Cancellation," of violating five separate Bose patents in the United States. In the filing, Bose points towards the 50 years of research, engineering, and development of noise cancellation techniques that went into the creation of its QuietComfort line of noise-cancelling headphones, which use the technology…
  • OS X Yosemite's Share of Mac Traffic Doubles Following Public Beta Launch

    Juli Clover
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    Following the launch of yesterday's public beta for OS X Yosemite, the operating system's share of global Mac traffic has nearly doubled according to installation numbers from GoSquared. The site has been tracking the usage of OS X Yosemite in real time since its initial developer launch on June 2. Yesterday, ahead of the beta launch, Yosemite accounted for 0.26 percent of all Mac traffic globally and as of today, that number has crept up to 0.49 percent. In just over 24 hours, the number of Yosemite users has doubled, and those numbers will likely grow even further today and over the weekend…
  • OS X Yosemite Beta Failing to Download for Some Users

    Kelly Hodgkins
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    After announcing its OS X beta program at WWDC in June, Apple yesterday released the first beta version of the operating system to the public amid favorable reviews. For a growing number of people, the early impressions of OS X have not been positive due to a downloading issue that has prevented the installation of the OS. Users in MacRumors forums, Apple support forums and on Reddit have complained about not being able to download OS X Yosemite from the Mac App Store. These users have successfully redeemed a promo code and initiated the installation, only to have it fail during the download…
 
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    Macworld

  • Phone unlocking bill clears US House, next step is president's signature

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    The bill reverses a 2013 decision that phone unlocking by consumers ran afoul of copyright laws.
  • Bose sues Beats over headphone patents

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Headphone maker Bose has launched a patent-infringement lawsuit against rival Beats Electronics, which Apple recently agreed to acquire in a $3 billion dollar deal. In its complaint, Bose alleges that the “active noise cancellation” system in Beats Studio and Studio Wireless headphones infringes on five of its patents that relate to digital audio processing, compression and noise cancellation technology. They are U.S. patents 6,717,537; 8,073,150; 8,073,151; 8,054,992; and 8,345,888. In addition to the suit, which was filed in Delaware, the company also lodged a complaint with the U.S.
  • The Week in iPhone Cases: Fixing a flat

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Fixing a flatThis week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features lots of gemstone—both real and printed—and a pouch that lies flat whenever you need to fix a flat.AdoptedThe Lens (iPhone 5 and 5s; $30) features a hard shell finished with a high-gloss protective coating.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • How to get photos from your digital camera to Instagram in 3 easy steps

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Instagram may be designed for smartphones, but you've probably noticed that the best photos have a distinctly non-camera-phone vibe to them. Savvy Instagrammers post high-quality DSLR or point-and-shoot photos instead. You can create a high-quality Instagram feed, too, with a little help from Dropbox and your iOS or Android device.Step One: Transfer and pre-process your images The goal is to get the photo off your camera and onto a phone or mobile device with the Instagram app installed. The first step starts with your camera. Importing your photos Transferring your photos to your computer…
  • How to revert to Mavericks from the Yosemite public beta

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    The OS X Yosemite public beta gives us some insight into Apple’s next-generation operating system, but it is a beta release—a version of the Mac OS that will have problems and will not be compatible with some of your existing software. If you’ve leapt aboard the beta without thinking carefully about what this would mean for day-to-day use, and you now wish you had Mavericks (OS X 10.9) back, we’re here to help. Unlike with iOS—where Apple generally doesn’t let you revert to previous versions of the operating system—you can reinstall a previous version of the Mac OS any time you…
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    MacTech News

  • Ear Teacher launched for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Adium Software has released Ear Teacher (http://www.earteacher.com), a music education product for the Mac. It provides an integrated, audiovisual course on music theory and aural skill development. The Ear Teacher curriculum consists of nine progressively challenging grades of rhythm, melody, and harmony material. Hands-on exercises follow each topic, and frequent tests reinforce knowledge. Intelligent Practice automatically selects areas for students to practice on a regular basis. read more
  • Flux V for Mac OS X gets new user interface, more

    dsellers
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    The Escapers have announced Flux V (http://www.theescapers.com/flux/), an update to their flagship web design application for Mac OS X. The software can work with everything from a modern site using HTML5 and CSS3 to legacy sites built on older technologies. Version 5 comes with a totally redesigned user interface, fully 64-bit, ARC-compliant and multi-threaded, brand new Master Elements system, crowd sourced Code and more. It's also now now fully 64-bit, fully ARC-compliant and multi-threaded. read more
  • Output Factory for Adobe InDesign now supports EPUB fixed layout

    dsellers
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:55 am
    Zevrix Solutions (http://www.zevrix.com) has announced Output Factory 1.5.6, an update to its professional solution to automate output from Adobe InDesign. The new version lets users export documents to fixed layout version of EPUB in InDesign CC 2014. Output Factory automates printing, exporting and post-processing from InDesign and offers batch output, variable file names, layer versioning, preflighting, detailed history and more. The new version lets users output specific alternate layouts and export them as single pages by including layout names directly in page range string. read more
  • Wolfram SystemModeler revved to version 4

    dsellers
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    Wolfram has rolled out Wolfram SystemModeler 4 (http://tinyurl.com/o4swmo4), which expands support for modeling libraries, adds standardized deployment of models to other simulation tools, and deepens integration with Mathematica. The software — available on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux platforms — is a modeling and simulation environment for cyber-physical systems. read more
  • New 'heads up display' announced for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

    dsellers
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
    Blackmagic Design has unveiled Camera 1.9 software that includes "heads up display" on screen metering that provides customers with histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Camera 1.9 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website (www.blackmagicdesign.com). read more
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    Touch Arcade

  • The TouchArcade Show - 165 - Hi (Mike's) Mom!

    Eli Hodapp
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:03 pm
    We're down one Mike Meade on this podcast, but it's still an awesome episode. Or… Maybe that's why it's an awesome episode. Either way, Jared and I rock out for a solid 90 minutes chatting about all the huge releases this week and the subsequent drama they caused- Because, you know, video games and internet drama go hand in hand. Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, even if they don't make it into the podcast. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like…
  • TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Traps n' Gemstones'

    Jared Nelson
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:30 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…
  • 'Big Action Mega Fight!' Earned More in a Week as a Paid Title than Six Months as a Free to Play One

    Jared Nelson
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm
    It's been just over a month since Double Stallion's Big Action Mega Fight! [$2.99], or BAMF! for short, switched from being a free to play game and rejiggered itself to be a pay-once game with no in-app purchases. According to a recent interview with Pocketgamer, it looks like that decision is working out for the best. BAMF!'s designer Nicolas Barrière-Kucharski tells Pocketgamer "On a business level, during our $1.99 launch week June 25th to July 1st, revenue from the premium version of game across all versions surpassed lifetime revenue up to that point." That means in that in just that…
  • Slitherine's Latest iPad Strategy Title 'Commander the Great War' Now Available

    Jared Nelson
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    It rolled out a bit later than the rest of this week's releases, but yesterday Slitherine unleashed their latest iPad strategy game Commander the Great War [$19.99 (HD)] onto the masses. Like most of Slitherine's games, this one is centered around war, specifically World War I or The Great War as the title implies. The game consists of five different campaigns that span the globe, each taking place during a different year of the war. The campaigns are based on the real history of the war, but there are opportunities to diverge from the historical timelines and enter into alternate histories…
  • 'Paint it Back' Has New Picross Puzzles to Solve in 'The Archives' Bonus Room

    Carter Dotson
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    We loved Paint it Back [Free] when it came out last year. After all, who doesn't love Picross? Only a complete monster. So, I have good news for you quality members of society: Paint it Back has new levels. The new levels come in a bonus room called The Archives. These levels are meant for advanced players who have torn through most of the game's rooms already, requiring 100 medals to unlock. Complete all of The Archives, and you'll unlock the Basement Dweller achievement. For those who haven't played, it's available as part of the game's third level pack. The game is free to download and…
 
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • PSA: Download the OS X Yosemite public beta now

    Andrew Cunningham
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    You, too can Yosemite-ize your desktop. Just proceed with caution. Andrew Cunningham If you didn't sign up for the OS X Yosemite public beta after reading our preview yesterday, you should do it sooner rather than later. Apple has just released the software to its Beta Program site, and people who have signed up should be receiving their notification e-mails now if they haven't gotten them already. Beta testers will receive a Mac App Store redemption code for the software, at which point they can download it as they would a standard OS X installer. Since this build of Yosemite is beta…
  • Old apps, new faces: More stuff that looks different in OS X Yosemite

    Andrew Cunningham
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    In our preview of the OS X Yosemite beta today, we focused mostly on the OS-wide changes to the user interface and the new features of a few built-in apps. As happened in the transition from iOS 6 to iOS 7, though, there are plenty of other applications in Yosemite that still work like they did in Mavericks, just with a fresh coat of paint. We've collected a few different representative examples in the photo gallery below—some of these designs completely rethink the way the original application looked (Game Center). Some of them look basically the same but compress the UI or move buttons to…
  • Apple files patent for smartwatch

    Sam Machkovech
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    What time is it? According to the US Patent and Trademark Office, it's iTime! As the smartwatch market has grown with entries from Qualcomm, Samsung, and Google, Apple has remained remarkably mum on the concept, in spite of long-standing rumors hinting at a wristwatch in the works in Cupertino. On Sunday, iWatch's hopes grew further with the unveiling and approval of a new smartwatch patent filed by Apple in July, 2011. As reported by Wired UK, the US patent describes a "wrist-worn electronic device and methods therefor," and its description certainly resembles the features users have come to…
  • Apple documents previously undocumented services that can leak user data

    Dan Goodin
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    Four days after a forensics expert warned that undocumented functions in iOS could leak personal user data, Apple has documented three services it says serve diagnostic purposes. "iOS offers the following diagnostic capabilities to help enterprise IT departments, developers, and AppleCare troubleshoot issues," the support article published Tuesday stated. "Each of these diagnostic capabilities requires the user to have unlocked their device and agreed to trust another computer. Any data transmitted between the iOS device and trusted computer is encrypted with keys not shared with Apple. For…
  • Preview: A closer look at OS X Yosemite, just in time for the public beta

    Andrew Cunningham
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is Yosemite. Andrew Cunningham It's not difficult to get your hands on pre-release Apple software. For a mere $198 a year ($99 each for OS X and iOS) you can download beta versions of operating systems from Apple's developer site even if you've never written a line of code in your life. This year, Apple is taking things a step further. The new public beta program for OS X Yosemite officially launches Thursday, taking software that has traditionally been protected from the public by a $99 paywall and distributing it to the first million users who sign up on Apple's site. It's a very…
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    MacStories

  • FiftyThree Releases SDK for Their Pencil Stylus

    Graham Spencer
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    The FiftyThree SDK has been implemented by Procreate, allowing it to fully support the Pencil Stylus FiftyThree, the company behind the popular 'Paper' sketching app, have today released an SDK for their 'Pencil' stylus which is now available internationally. The SDK incorporates advanced features enabled by the Pencil that were previously limited to FiftyThree's own Paper app. In preparation for today's release, FiftyThree has worked with the developers of Procreate, Noteshelf, and Squiggle which will offer full support for the FiftyThree SDK. With the FiftyThree SDK, developers worldwide…
  • Apple Q3 2014 Results: $37.4 Billion Revenue, 35.2 Million iPhones, 13.3 Million iPads Sold

    Graham Spencer
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Apple has published their Q3 2014 financial results for the quarter that ended June 28. The company posted revenue of $37.4 billion. The company sold 13.3 million iPads, 35.2 million iPhones, and 4.4 million Macs, earning a quarterly net profit of $6.9 billion. “Our record June quarter revenue was fueled by strong sales of iPhone and Mac and the continued growth of revenue from the Apple ecosystem, driving our highest EPS growth rate in seven quarters,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We are incredibly excited about the upcoming releases of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, as…
  • Stickers Are Front and Center in Apple’s New MacBook Air Ad

    Graham Spencer
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Apple today posted a new ad for the MacBook Air, and it has a very different style to what we've seen in recent MacBook ads. Titled 'Stickers', this short and simple ad, filmed mostly with stop-motion, focuses on the back of the MacBook Air's display where it is covered in dozens of different stickers. The ad features music from Hudson Mohawke and ends with the slogan "The notebook people love". You can view the full advert below, on Apple's website or on their YouTube channel.
  • Marked Released On Mac App Store, Discounted, and Updated

    Federico Viticci
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    Marked, developed by Brett Terpstra, is my must-have utility to convert MultiMarkdown to HTML on my Mac. Whenever I need to publish an article from OS X rather than my iPad (usually because I need to record and include GIFs or screencasts), I rely on Marked to handle conversion to valid HTML with a keyboard shortcut. And yet, as we've shown before, there is so much that Marked can do, such as printing to a variety of formats, keyword and readability analysis, and more. Today, Brett released version 2.3 of Marked and made it available on the Mac App Store as well. Both versions of the app…
  • The Eighth Annual iTunes Festival Returns to London This September

    Graham Spencer
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Apple today announced that their annual iTunes Festival will once again return to London's iconic Roundhouse for the eighth year. The month long festival will happen throughout September and will feature Maroon 5, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, 5 Seconds of Summer, Chrissie Hynde and many more of the world’s biggest artists. “The iTunes Festival in London is back with another stunning line-up of world class performers and tremendous new acts,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “These…
 
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  • Apple shares hit new 52-week closing high

    MacDailyNews
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) rose $0.64, or 0.66%, to close at $97.67, a new 52-week closing high. Apple’s intraday 52-week high stands at $97.88, set on July 23, 2014.   Apple’s previous 52-week closing high was $97.19, set on July 23th. Apple’s all-time high stands at $100.72, set during trading on September 21, 2012.   Apple’s 52-week low stands at $62.05.   Apple, the world’s most valuable company, currently has a market value of $588.92 billion.   The top five U.S. publicly-traded companies, based on market value: 1. Apple (AAPL) –…
  • Bill legalizing iPhone unlocking approved by U.S. House of Representatives

    MacDailyNews
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    “After the decision last year to make unlocking smartphone and tablet devices illegal, the US House of Representatives today voted yes to allow the practice to become legal once again,” Alex Allegro reports for 9to5Mac. “This is already the second time the government has voted on this issue, as just a few weeks ago the US Senate approved the legislation to move on to the House.” Allegro reports, “The final step in getting the law approved is the President’s signature, which should come with little delay as he has already spoken out in favor of the bill.”…
  • OS X Yosemite’s share of Mac traffic doubles following public beta launch

    MacDailyNews
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
    “Following the launch of yesterday’s public beta for OS X Yosemite, the operating system’s share of global Mac traffic has nearly doubled according to installation numbers from GoSquared,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors. “The site has been tracking the usage of OS X Yosemite in real time since its initial developer launch on June 2,” Clover reports. “Yesterday, ahead of the beta launch, Yosemite accounted for 0.26 percent of all Mac traffic globally and as of today, that number has crept up to 0.49 percent.” “Last year, OS X Mavericks…
  • Bose sues Apple’s Beats over noise-canceling patents

    MacDailyNews
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    “Bose has filed a lawsuit against headphone-maker Beats Eletronics, alleging patent infringements centered around noise-canceling technology,” Jason Abbruzzese reports for Mashable. “The lawsuit claims that Beats has infringed on five ideas patented by Bose having to do with noise-canceling headphones, in particular the Beats ‘Studio’ and ‘Studio Wireless,’” Abbruzzese reports. “Bose has been a long-time player in the high-end headphone market, focusing on quality over style. Beats grew as quite the opposite — with flashy, stylized and…
  • The Wall Street Journal reviews Amazon Fire Phone: A gimmicky mess

    MacDailyNews
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    “The big idea in Amazon’s first smartphone is that you can control the screen just by moving your head. Amazon’s Fire phone promises to draw you into a 3-D world where things happen without a touch,” Geoffrey A. Fowler writes for The Wall Street Journal. “But in reality, the Fire is the grown-up equivalent of a 9-year-old riding a bike with his hands in the air. ‘Look, Ma, no hands!’ It’s a neat gimmick, but it won’t get you very far.” “The $199 phone is packed with a number of such technological bells and whistles that seem…
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  • Analyst Says Apple Could Be Obsolete in Three Years

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    WTF? Yup. That’s exactly how the BGR reacted as well, calling this prediction “WTF of the week“. I suppose we should establish what obsolete really means – just covering our bases, you know. Merriam-Webster says: a : no longer in use or no longer useful b : of a kind or style no longer current : old-fashioned Well I suppose that we can say that some Apple products are already obsolete even now, but what is this analyst talking about? The analyst, Pedro de Noronha, managing partner at hedge fund Noster Capital, was featured in a CNBC segment where he said that Apple…
  • New Samsung Galaxy S5 Ad Makes Fun of the iPhone 6

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    Even before the iPhone 6 has been launched! Do you smell that? The reek of desperation emanating from Samsung… Yeah, okay, maybe I went a little overboard fangirling with those statements, but seriously! The new Samsung Galaxy S5 ad was released on YouTube this week, all while speculation about the iPhone 6 is still rife. Then again, I guess if you’re a Samsung fan, you’d be making fun of how Apple fans get all excited about the newest iPhone and how we speculate like nothing else. Samsung just doesn’t want to stop taking potshots at the iPhone. It wasn’t that…
  • The OS X Yosemite Beta is Open to the Public Today

    Brian Meyer
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    Apple recently opened up their beta testing program to the public, but until now it’s only been good for getting small updates a few days earlier than everyone else. Today that’s about to change, as Apple’s opening up the beta of OS X Yosemite to everyone that signed up to get early access to beta releases. They’re only taking the first 1 million people, so check this post out to see how to get signed up for it now, before it’s too late. Ready to get your hands dirty with OS X Yosemite? Better read on to see what you need to do first, then go have some beta-fueled fun. OS X Yosemite…
  • 5 New iOS Games in 2014 You’ll Want to Install

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    My iPad is one heck of a gaming machine, and that’s all I basically use it for. If you’re like me, then you probably have the usual gaming suspects that are always installed. You may not always play these games, but you’ll keep coming back to them at some point. Then there are those games that you sometimes uninstall – in all likelihood due to lack of space – but again, at some point, you’ll reinstall them. However, the chances are that you’re always on the lookout for a new awesome game to come along and sweep you off your feet. With mobile gaming…
  • Forensics Expert Says Apple May Have Admitted to iOS Backdoor

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The security of operating systems has always been a touchy subject, and with leaks sprouting front, back, and center, security and privacy issues have become even more controversial. Apple has repeatedly said that they have stringent security measures in place, although doubts have been raised about that. In a recent report, iOS author and former hacker – add forensics expert to that – Jonathan Zdziarski claims that Apple may have “inadvertently” admitted to having created an iOS backdoor. Source He shares his analysis in the document Identifying Back Doors, Attack…
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  • Rumor: Next-gen iOS devices to see delays, only 4.6-inch iPhone 6 to make September debut

    Chris Barylick
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    You may have to wait a little longer for the cool nw iOS-based devices that you’re hankering for. Per Taiwanese newspaper UDN and GforGames, a current rumor suggests that only one of Apple’s next-generation handsets — the 4.7-inch “iPhone 6″ — will be ready for launch at the company’s anticipated September media event, as the larger 5.5-inch model will allegedly not even enter production until that month. This marks the latest in a string of rumors that sum up a delayed launch for Apple’s larger “phablet”-sized iPhone 6, which is said to…
  • Rumor: Apple working on e-wallet, could debut technology alongside iPhone 6

    Chris Barylick
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    It probably won’t come as a surprise, but Apple may be working on its own e-wallet technology that could debut alongside the iPhone 6 this fall. Per The Information, anonymous sources close to the store claim that Apple is accelerating work on a mobile payments system, or digital wallet, that could be ready by this fall, allowing customers to pay for physical goods with their iPhone instead of a credit card or cash. The report states that Apple is in talks with partner companies to launch a Google Wallet competitor as soon as this fall, with some saying the service may roll out with the…
  • Apple posts support document detailing iOS “backdoor” allegations

    Chris Barylick
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    The timing’s a bit strange, but Apple seems to be trying to explain what its assortment of “backdoor” services are doing on its iOS devices only days after forensic scientist Jonathan Zdziarski disclosed the services during a speech at a hacker convention. Per AppleInsider, a recently published support document on Apple’s web site. In what appears to be a response to allegations of installing “backdoor” services with the intent to harvest data from iOS devices, Apple on Tuesday posted to its website an explanation of three diagnostics capabilities built in…
  • Apple removes Macbook Air firmware updater after reports of problems

    Tom Hesser
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:29 am
    After a day of user complaints of problems applying the Macbook Air 2.9 EFI firmware update after its release, Apple has finally pulled the update from the App Store. As we reported yesterday, threads like this one, started reporting that attempts to apply the update would run and fail to actually update the firmware, or that it would “brick” their laptop leaving it unusable. Those that weren’t left with a non-working Macbook Air also reported that after attempting the failed update, the App Store app would show the update as installed with an additional entry showing that…
  • Apple opens up OS X 10.10 Yosemite public beta to one million test users via Appleseed program

    Chris Barylick
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Get on the Appleseed email list and there’s a good chance you’ll be able to snag the public beta of OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Per iMore, beginning Thursday, Apple will be sending out invitations to test out the next version of OS X. The invites will be going out to the first million people that are signed up through the Appleseed public beta program. Apple says that the beta should be available for download starting at 1PM Eastern time. If you haven’t signed up yet, you still can. There’s no guarantee those million spots haven’t already been filled, but that also…
 
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  • Your weekend GOG.com promo is all about Daedalic

    Kirk Hiner
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:47 pm
    GOG.com supports Linux now. Yeah, I don't care much either. I mean, I'm happy for Linux users—I like when people of all walks of life get to play the games—but I'm more interested in what GOG.com has to offer Mac gamers. This week, that offering is of particular interest to adventure games; from now through Tuesday, July 29th, GOG.com is offering up to 90% off select adventure games from Daedalic.Continue reading Your weekend GOG.com promo is all about Daedalic Related posts: GOG is overflowing with sales of classic Mac games this weekend Your last GOG DRM-free sale of the year has Mac…
  • Google Drive integration comes to Gmail iOS app

    Jonathan Pena
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Google has launched a new software update for their free Gmail app for Apple's iPhone and iPad. This update brings deeper integration with Google cloud services like Google Drive, allowing users to view, share and attach files within email messages. In addition to Google Drive on Gmail, users will also be able to upload files to the cloud right from within the mobile app, avoiding the need to multitask between applications.Continue reading Google Drive integration comes to Gmail iOS app Related posts: Google Drive iOS app now available Gmail app for iOS updated with new features Google…
  • The Best Free iOS Apps for July 25, 2014

    Jake Gaecke
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles… turtles in the half shell, Turtle Power! If you can’t hear that theme song in your head right now, your childhood may not have been as great as mine. This week’s best free iOS apps include the latest TMNT game, called Rooftop Run. It’ll have you running and fighting through New York saving the day as only a group of adolescent mutated turtles can. Revolution 60 is a new game made with the Unreal Engine. The main character, Holiday, is tasked with regaining control of an orbital weapons platform. Think you can handle that? The latest from Konami is called…
  • Review: Scosche RHYTHM+ Armband Heart Rate Monitor

    Jake Gaecke
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    A heart rate monitor can help you determine whether you’re pushing yourself hard enough while working out. But are all heart rate monitors the same? Not exactly. The Scosche RHYTHM+ breaks from the usual chest strap and instead wants to hang out on your forearm. The RHYTHM+ measures your heart rate without hugging you to death by optically measuring blood flow. Sounds pretty cool, right? The Scosche RHYTHM+ armband is everything you’d expect an armband to be. It’s IP67 waterproof, which means it can be up to 1 meter deep in your sweat. It’s also wireless, supporting both Bluetooth…
  • Touchscreen input with an AluPen Twist, reviewed

    Kirk Hiner
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    Just Mobile, of course, knows a thing or two about stylus input for touchscreen devices; their classic AluPen is one of the most popular ever made. But that doesn’t mean they’re about just rest on their laurels. And so we have the Just Mobile AluPen Twist, a dual-purpose stylus for touchscreens and paper. Unlike the AluPen, which looks like something made specifically for your iPad, the AluPen Twist is more reminiscent of a traditional paper pen. It has a pocket clip, for example, and when you twist one end of it, a Schmidt D1 pen extends from the bottom. If you twist the…
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  • TechFan #171 – CGI

    Tim Robertson
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Tim and David announce the winners of the Feral Interactive LEGO Marvel Super Heroes giveaway! If you have ever thought of Podcasting, this is the episode to listen to as Tim discusses what the Stoplight Network is, the different types of shows there, and how he want’s to see YOU podcasting. FotoMagico 4 by Boinx […]
  • Zabius M Earphones – Review

    Curt Blanchard
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Zabius M Mobile Gaming Headset Manufacturer: Genius MSRP: $49.99 (Internet price: $35.24) Zabius M Zabius M is a great sounding pair of earphones. They are packaged in a black box with shooting flames, acetate windows, and a red scorpion logo. Inside, the earphones have flat black and red cables with chrome accents. They are contained […]
  • Creative Sound Blaster SR20 ROAR Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – Review

    John Nemerovski
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Sound Blaster SR20 ROAR Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – Review Company: Creative Price: $150 This new and remarkable portable speaker from Creative Technology changes everything. For $150, Creative Sound Blaster SR20 ROAR is the best wireless (or wired) one-piece speaker ever. It is no exaggeration to state that SR20 is comparable to a $350 or $400 speaker, […]
  • Brydge + Keyboard with Speakers – Review

    Russ Walkowich
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:59 am
    Brydge + Keyboard with speakers for iPad 2, 3, 4 Company: Brydge Price: $99.00 MSRP   The Brydge keyboard series has an interesting background. Begun over two years ago with a KickStarter campaign, the Brydge keyboard initially received favorable reviews by both consumers and reviewers. However, supply problems arose with the company and things faltered. […]
  • Adobe Lightroom mobile iPad photo editor is really good – Nemo Memo

    John Nemerovski
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Adobe Lightroom mobile iPad photo editor is really good – Nemo Memo Adobe’s Creative Cloud just got more creative and less cloudy. You can perform all essential image edits on an iPad easily on photos from the iOS Camera Roll, Photo Stream, and other sources. Lightroom mobile was developed to be a companion to the […]
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  • AHOY takes the concept of Yo to the next level

    Alex Heath
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Yo went from being what was considered a dumb joke to an amazing success basically overnight. The app’s idea dead simple: let the user send only the word “Yo” to a friend in a push notification. Now there’s an API for…Read more ›
  • Apple employees sue, iWatch prank and the rest of this week’s hottest news

    Joshua Smith
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Watch today’s Cult of Mac news roundup for details on a lawsuit filed by Apple employees. Plus, you’ll get info on the latest Apple software updates, a look at the Starbucks app’s new capabilities and Jimmy Kimmel’s hilarious iWatch prank.…Read more ›
  • Prepare for throttling: Verizon to curb unlimited data this fall

    Alex Heath
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Verizon has announced that it will begin throttling customers still on an unlimited data plan beginning this fall. Until now, Verizon has only throttled 3G data usage, but the new policy will also apply to LTE usage in congested network areas. While Verizon won’t…Read more ›
  • Unlocking your iPhone is finally going to be legal in the U.S.

    Alex Heath
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Today the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that lets customers legally unlock their cell phones and switch carriers. The same bill was passed in the Senate last week, and now President Obama is expected to sign it…Read more ›
  • Bose sues Beats over noise-cancelling headphone patents

    Buster Hein
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    Beats just launched a legal assault against Chinese copy cats earlier this month, but it looks like the company just got hit with a legal bomb for copying another headphone maker itself. Bose Corporation has filed a lawsuit against Beats for allegedly infringing…Read more ›
 
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  • Manico

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am
    Get the Ubuntu Unity desktop Super key feature on your Mac.
  • FinderPop

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    Get more from the Finder, and its contextual menus, with this plug-in enhancement for Macs running Mac OS X 10.4 and up.
  • Beamer

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Play all kinds of video and movie files from your Mac over AirPlay to an Apple TV, with support for 1080p, subtitles, queues and the Apple TV remote.
  • BeaTunes

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    This music app uses special analysis algorithms to detect duplicates, clean up metadata, create special playlists and offer "semantic navigation" during playback (e.g. skipping the intro, finding the chorus, etc.).
  • ClearDay

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    This free app for OS X and iOS shows weather details and maps for locations around the world.
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  • For All Writers: Mac writing applications you didn’t know about

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

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

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

    Joe
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Spark is working to make strides to revolutionize the consumption of news. The new app allows users to share and read articles posted by friends from sources such as The New York Times and Medium.com. Spark’s aesthetically pleasing interface takes a minimalist approach allowing the user to focus on the content and easily navigate through the application. This application divides articles into timelines (home, spark, fire) promoting articles within the network of users followed as well as trending articles. Users are encouraged to post intriguing articles, the more likes and comments…
  • iPhone 6 Rumor Roundup (Screen)

    Marshall
    11 Feb 2014 | 8:00 am
    With the release date coming around the corner in Fall 2014, Apple’s next innovation has analysts guessing as to what features Apple will end up implementing in the iPhone 6.  Here we will look together at some of the most popular rumors surrounding the screen on the upcoming iPhone:  Screen Size: Reports expect a larger screen. Ranging from 4.5 inches to 5.7 inches, rumors speculate that the screen size must be upgraded in order to compete with other top smart phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S4.  If the screen is to be bumped up to size of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (5.7 inch…
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  • Ear Teacher launched for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Adium Software has released Ear Teacher (http://www.earteacher.com), a music education product for the Mac. It provides an integrated, audiovisual course on music theory and aural skill development. The Ear Teacher curriculum consists of nine progressively challenging grades of rhythm, melody, and harmony material. Hands-on exercises follow each topic, and frequent tests reinforce knowledge. Intelligent Practice automatically selects areas for students to practice on a regular basis. read more
  • Flux V for Mac OS X gets new user interface, more

    dsellers
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    The Escapers have announced Flux V (http://www.theescapers.com/flux/), an update to their flagship web design application for Mac OS X. The software can work with everything from a modern site using HTML5 and CSS3 to legacy sites built on older technologies. Version 5 comes with a totally redesigned user interface, fully 64-bit, ARC-compliant and multi-threaded, brand new Master Elements system, crowd sourced Code and more. It's also now now fully 64-bit, fully ARC-compliant and multi-threaded. read more
  • Output Factory for Adobe InDesign now supports EPUB fixed layout

    dsellers
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:55 am
    Zevrix Solutions (http://www.zevrix.com) has announced Output Factory 1.5.6, an update to its professional solution to automate output from Adobe InDesign. The new version lets users export documents to fixed layout version of EPUB in InDesign CC 2014. Output Factory automates printing, exporting and post-processing from InDesign and offers batch output, variable file names, layer versioning, preflighting, detailed history and more. The new version lets users output specific alternate layouts and export them as single pages by including layout names directly in page range string. read more
  • Kool Tools: FontAgent Pro 6.2

    dsellers
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Insider Software's FontAgent Pro has always been a useful professional font manager for the Mac, as it integrates diagnostics, repair, font selection, font book creation, and design tools. Version 6.2 makes it even better as it delivers auto-activation plug-ins for QuarkXPress 10 and Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 applications Photoshop, InDesign, InCopy and Illustrator. 
The new release also supports Insider's line of font server products, including TeamServer for workgroups, FontAgent Pro Enterprise Server with replicatiofail-over and FontAgent Pro CloudServer. read more
  • Wolfram SystemModeler revved to version 4

    dsellers
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    Wolfram has rolled out Wolfram SystemModeler 4 (http://tinyurl.com/o4swmo4), which expands support for modeling libraries, adds standardized deployment of models to other simulation tools, and deepens integration with Mathematica. The software — available on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux platforms — is a modeling and simulation environment for cyber-physical systems. read more
 
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  • Continuity and Gratification

    John Gruber
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Mark Sigal on Apple’s Q3 results: While others may see a company that can’t possibly keep selling more devices, quarter after quarter after quarter, I see a company that has continually avoided the gratification of going for market share and sales at all costs (i.e., at the price of margins, profits and cash flow). This is no small task when one considers that investors, the media and virtually every pundit in the blogosphere is not so adept at delaying gratification.  ★ 
  • Number Games

    John Gruber
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Jon Bell: Which brings me to Chromecast. All Google will say is they’ve sold “millions” of the $35, (presumably) break-even device. But recently they announced 400 million “sessions”. Sounds impressive! A recent headline states “Chromecast turns one: why this small streaming stick became such a big deal” and the subheads are “So cheap, and so different”, “400 million cast sessions”, “Competitors are getting the streaming stick fever”, and “Why Chromecast continues to be disruptive”. So kudos to Google for an enormous number, and for getting great press from it.
  • Bezos Alarms Amazon Investors With Spending Pace as Loss Widens

    John Gruber
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Bloomberg: Jeff Bezos is testing the patience of investors after Amazon.com Inc. missed analysts’ estimates for a second straight quarter, sending the shares tumbling 11 percent. The world’s largest online retailer yesterday reported a second-quarter loss of $126 million, more than double what was predicted, even as sales climbed 23 percent to $19.3 billion. Expenses jumped 24 percent to $19.4 billion. […] The loss in the latest period was the biggest since the third quarter of 2012, when Amazon posted a $274 million loss. Looking ahead, Amazon projected sales of $19.7 billion to…
  • Another Xiaomi Shocker

    John Gruber
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Here’s a beautiful photograph of a young girl by Javi Inchusta Gonzalez, posted to Flickr. Note that it was taken with a Nikon D700 SLR, and that its licensing is set to “Copyright, All Rights Reserved”. Now go back to our old friend, the Xiaomi Mi 3 “Features” page. Scroll down to where they show the Android photo gallery app, and look at the first image, labeled as a shot from the device’s camera roll. (Screenshot.) So Xiaomi: Ripped off a copyright photo. (I’ll eat my hat if they obtained permission to use this photo from Gonzalez.) Is passing off…
  • Putting IBM MobileFirst in (Apple’s Enterprise) Context

    John Gruber
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    Andrew Laurence, writing for TidBITS: Since the iPhone, Apple has developed a subtle enterprise strategy, so subtle that many pundits miss it. Instead of pursuing business sales directly, Apple has quietly worked to remove barriers that might impede usage of its products, including in enterprises. This approach enables Apple to pursue design and user experience while also making its devices more useful to business and fitting enterprise concerns better.  ★ 
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  • Deal of the Day: Amzer Soft Gel TPU Gloss Skin for iPhone 5/5S

    Brent Zaniewski
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today Only: Buy the Amzer Soft Gel TPU Gloss Skin for iPhone 5/5S and save 67% The Soft Gel TPU gloss finish abridges your iPhone's subtle contours, giving you the sleek look of a hard case and the shock absorption of a soft case. This case is fashioned from multiple thermoacrylics forming a case that is highly elastic and highly resistant to oil, corrosion and abrasions. Colors include black, blue, pink, clear and green.
  • NSFW: Naysayers, Yosemite Public Beta and You

    Peter Cohen
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Editor's note: NSFW is a new weekly feature we're trying on iMore starting today. It's an editorial soapbox; I'll be sharing thoughts that may or may not have anything to do with the technology you read about the rest of the week here on iMore. Hope you enjoy! A busy week in Apple news, what with Yosemite Public Beta's introduction and Apple's quarterly earnings report. I was really happy with the Mac numbers for this past quarter; the Mac is continuing to truck along nicely despite the PC's continued decline. While I'll cop to at least a bit of schadenfreude in knowing that PC sales suck, I…
  • Apple reportedly acquired BookLamp startup earlier this year for $10-15 Million

    Chris Parsons
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:33 pm
    When it comes to acquiring smaller companies, Apple has a bit of a history of trying to make it all happen as quiet as possible. Sometimes it works and other times, well it doesn't work out so well at all and folks spill the beans on them well before Apple is ready. In the case of BookLamp, otherwise known as 'Pandora For Books' it seems they might have once again had their cover blown. Although the report from TechCrunch notes it happened earlier this year, if the report is correct that secrecy has finally come to an end. TechCrunch has learned that Apple has made another acquisition, one…
  • U.S. House clears legislation to make unlocking cellphones legal

    Chris Parsons
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Although most people generally don't think of it when they go to unlock their cellphone for another carrier, the process of doing so in the U.S. has been a topic of much debate involving consumers, the House of Representatives, and even the President of the United States. For those unfamiliar, service providers like AT&T and Verizon typically lock their devices so they can only be used with their service. If unlocked, phones can be taken over to other carriers. This is hugely important for promoting healthy competition and empowering consumer choice, not to mention being very useful for…
  • Iterate 72: Jeremy Olson on Hours

    Rene Ritchie
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Iterate brings together the best designers and app producers in the business to talk user interface, human interaction, icon design, and user experience from concept to implementation. On this episode, Jeremy Olson of Tapity joins Marc, Seth, and Rene to talk about his latest app, Hours, how he got into design, his process, and the important of knowing some code. Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in RSS Download directly Follow on Twitter Show notes Hours How Hours became a top grossing app Tapity blog Guests Jeremy Olson of Tapity Hosts Marc Edwards of Bjango Seth Clifford of Nickelfish Rene…
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    Mac Sage

  • 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…
  • Sharing Internet Connection With An iMac

    patrick
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:34 pm
    See more at Mac Sage This post is really an update of a post ( Using Your Mac As A Wireless Router ) I made back in 2007. I’ve had many emails from folks pointing out that the screenshots are not the same on their OSX. Since OSX has changed some since 2007, I will show how to do the same thing using Lion (OSX 10.7.4). (Since many of you will probably have a wireless modem/router, this may not be as useful.) First, here’s the basic idea. To configure internet sharing on you iMac, go into System Preferences and click on Sharing.   In the Sharing window, click next to Internet…
 
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  • Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X

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

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

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

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

    27 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    I should have stumbled on this one years ago but I have just realised typing in Safari's address bar and unconsciously doing Ctrl+a to go to the start of my query, that it works. We recall these life saving Unix text editing shortcuts: 'Ctrl+a' : go to start of the line 'Ctrl+e' : go to the eol 'Ctrl+k' : delete all chars to the right of the cursor I have tested those with success in various standard Dialog Boxes, TextEdit windows andin Safari's address bar; it seems to be a relatively system wide standard. Of course no luck with MS apps, they use their non-standard Alt+arrows (when most…
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  • Chromebooks Are Outselling iPads In Schools

    Unknown Lamer
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Nate the greatest (2261802) writes Apple thrilled investors earlier this week when they revealed that they had sold 13 million iPads to schools and claimed 85% of the educational tablet market, but that wasn't the whole story. It turns out that Apple has only sold 5 million iPads to schools since February 2013, or an average of less than a million tablets a quarter over 6 quarters. It turns out that instead of buying iPads, schools are buying Chromebooks. Google reported that a million Chromebooks were sold to schools last quarter, well over half of the 1.8 million units sold in the second…
  • Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

    Unknown Lamer
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    New submitter David Hames (3763525) writes Would you like to test drive the newest release of the Macintosh operating system? Apple is opening up the beta for Mac OS X Yosemite starting Thursday to the first million people who sign up. Beta users won't be able to access such promised Yosemite features such as the ability to make or receive your iPhone calls or text messages on your Mac, turn on your iPhone hotspot feature from your Mac, or "Handoff" the last thing you were doing on your iOS 8 device to your Mac and vice versa. A new iCloud Drive feature is also off-limits, while any Spotlight…
  • CNN iPhone App Sends iReporters' Passwords In the Clear

    Unknown Lamer
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    chicksdaddy (814965) writes The Security Ledger reports on newly published research from the firm zScaler that reveals CNN's iPhone application transmits user login session information in clear text. The security flaw could leave users of the application vulnerable to having their login credential snooped by malicious actors on the same network or connected to the same insecure wifi hotspot. That's particularly bad news if you're one of CNN's iReporters — citizen journalists — who use the app to upload photos, video and other text as they report on breaking news events. According…
  • How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

    samzenpus
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    First time accepted submitter Gamoid writes This past school year, the Coachella Valley Unified School District gave out iPads to every single student. The good news is that kids love them, and only 6 of them got stolen or went missing. The bad news is, these iPads are sucking so much bandwidth that it's keeping neighboring school districts from getting online. Here's why the CVUSD is considering becoming its own ISP.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • Researcher Finds Hidden Data-Dumping Services In iOS

    samzenpus
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:28 am
    Trailrunner7 writes There are a number of undocumented and hidden features and services in Apple iOS that can be used to bypass the backup encryption on iOS devices and remove large amounts of users' personal data. Several of these features began as benign services but have evolved in recent years to become powerful tools for acquiring user data. Jonathan Zdziarski, a forensic scientist and researcher who has worked extensively with law enforcement and intelligence agencies, has spent quite a bit of time looking at the capabilities and services available in iOS for data acquisition and found…
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  • Ear Teacher launched for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Adium Software has released Ear Teacher (http://www.earteacher.com), a music education product for the Mac. It provides an integrated, audiovisual course on music theory and aural skill development. The Ear Teacher curriculum consists of nine progressively challenging grades of rhythm, melody, and harmony material. Hands-on exercises follow each topic, and frequent tests reinforce knowledge. Intelligent Practice automatically selects areas for students to practice on a regular basis. read more
  • Flux V for Mac OS X gets new user interface, more

    dsellers
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    The Escapers have announced Flux V (http://www.theescapers.com/flux/), an update to their flagship web design application for Mac OS X. The software can work with everything from a modern site using HTML5 and CSS3 to legacy sites built on older technologies. Version 5 comes with a totally redesigned user interface, fully 64-bit, ARC-compliant and multi-threaded, brand new Master Elements system, crowd sourced Code and more. It's also now now fully 64-bit, fully ARC-compliant and multi-threaded. read more
  • Output Factory for Adobe InDesign now supports EPUB fixed layout

    dsellers
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:55 am
    Zevrix Solutions (http://www.zevrix.com) has announced Output Factory 1.5.6, an update to its professional solution to automate output from Adobe InDesign. The new version lets users export documents to fixed layout version of EPUB in InDesign CC 2014. Output Factory automates printing, exporting and post-processing from InDesign and offers batch output, variable file names, layer versioning, preflighting, detailed history and more. The new version lets users output specific alternate layouts and export them as single pages by including layout names directly in page range string. read more
  • Kool Tools: FontAgent Pro 6.2

    dsellers
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Insider Software's FontAgent Pro has always been a useful professional font manager for the Mac, as it integrates diagnostics, repair, font selection, font book creation, and design tools. Version 6.2 makes it even better as it delivers auto-activation plug-ins for QuarkXPress 10 and Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 applications Photoshop, InDesign, InCopy and Illustrator. 
The new release also supports Insider's line of font server products, including TeamServer for workgroups, FontAgent Pro Enterprise Server with replicatiofail-over and FontAgent Pro CloudServer. read more
  • Wolfram SystemModeler revved to version 4

    dsellers
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    Wolfram has rolled out Wolfram SystemModeler 4 (http://tinyurl.com/o4swmo4), which expands support for modeling libraries, adds standardized deployment of models to other simulation tools, and deepens integration with Mathematica. The software — available on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux platforms — is a modeling and simulation environment for cyber-physical systems. read more
 
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  • Software week in review, July 25

    Julie Wildhaber
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:03 pm
    A recap of the latest news from Apple, Microsoft, Google, and the front lines of security and privacy.
  • Star Apps: Michael Pitt

    Josh Rotter
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:36 pm
    The "I Origins" star dissects scientists, spirituality, and software.
  • Star Apps: Michel Gondry

    Josh Rotter
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:29 pm
    The "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" director returns to his native tongue with "Mood Indigo."
  • Star Apps: Wiz Khalifa

    Josh Rotter
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:09 pm
    The hip-hop leader keeps his followers under the influence with his current tour and new album "Blacc Hollywood."
  • Capture and share your screen with HyperCam 3

    Tuong Nguyen
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    Perfect for creating stylish presentations, informative tutorials, and demos to share with friends and colleagues, HyperCam is now half off.
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  • Buyer's Guide: Discounts on MacBook Air, Retina MacBook Pro, AppleCare, and Apple Accessories

    Juli Clover
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:35 pm
    This week's Buyer's Guide includes deals on the MacBook Air, the Retina MacBook Pro, and AppleCare, as well as an array of Apple-related accessories that are currently on sale. MacBook Air Apple's MacBook Air is currently available for up to $150 off at Best Buy, with Adorama, Amazon, and B&H Photo offering similar deals on some models. The entry-level 11-inch MacBook Air with 128 GB of storage can be purchased for $799 from Best Buy, Adorama, or B&H Photo. The higher-end 11-inch MacBook Air with increased storage is available for $949 from Best Buy and Amazon. The entry-level…
  • Apple Seeds New Builds of Safari 7.1 and Safari 6.2 to Developers

    Richard Padilla
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Apple has seeded developers with new versions of Safari 7.1 for OS X Mavericks and Safari 6.2 for OS X Mountain Lion as works continues on OS X Yosemite. In its release notes for both betas, Apple is asking developers to test AutoFill for passwords and credit cards as well as general website compatibility and extension compatibility. Focus Areas - Please focus testing on the following areas: - Please test password and credit card AutoFill. - Please test general website compatibility. - Please test extension compatibility. Apple also once again touts support for WebGL, which was included in…
  • Apple to Open New Wuxi, China Retail Store on August 2

    Husain Sumra
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Apple has announced on its official Chinese website that it will open its new retail store in Wuxi, China at Wuxi Hang Lung Plaza, which is about an hour's train ride from Shanghai, on Saturday, August 2 at 10 AM. Photo of Wuxi, China retail store before opening. Last week, Apple announced that its new Chongqing store is set to open this Saturday, July 26. New Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts plans to have a focus on furthering Apple's business in China, expecting to oversee the opening of 20 stores in the country through 2016. The moves are a part of Apple's larger effort to grow its…
  • Apple's EFI Firmware 2.9 Update for 2011 MacBook Airs Appears Buggy, Some Users Unable to Install

    Juli Clover
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Apple's recent EFI Firmware 2.9 update for 2011 MacBook Air models appears to be causing trouble for several MacBook Air users, according to a thread on the Apple Support Communities. Released on July 15 to fix sleep/wake issues and a bug that caused fans to run at full speed after waking from sleep, the EFI update has caused some MacBook Air machines to shut down completely for several hours and on other machines, the update is still listed in the App Store after being installed. Multiple users have said their machines turned off and did not reboot for several hours after attempting to…
  • FXNOW Channel With Simpsons World Content Coming to Apple TV

    Juli Clover
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:37 pm
    The Apple TV may gain a new FXNOW channel that includes Simpsons World content, according to TV writer Jason Lynch who tweeted the news yesterday (via iLounge). Lynch said the FXNOW channel will come to the Apple TV, Roku, and other devices within the next 12 months. FXNOW is the on-demand portion of the FX, FXX, and FXM television channels, all of which are owned by the Fox Entertainment Group. The FXNOW Apple TV channel will reportedly include content from The Simpsons, branded Simpsons World, which offers all 552 episodes of The Simpsons along with additional content. Simpsons World,…
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    The Mac Observer

  • 3 Free iOS Apps To Help You Find Something To Watch

    Vern Seward
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Looking for something to watch? Vern Seward points out 3 iOS apps that'll help in this week's Free on iTubes. Yidio, Frequency, and Fan TV.
  • 9 Swift Resources for iOS 8 Developers

    Kelly Guimont
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:57 pm
    If you're interested in Apple's new programming language announced at WWDC, there are a variety of resources available online now. Kelly Guimont gathered up nine resources to help you get going.
  • OS X and iOS Application Compatibility Table

    Kelly Guimont
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:39 pm
    If you are waiting to install a new OS (such as the Yosemite Public Beta) because you are worried about compatibility issues, check out the Application Compatibility Table over at RoaringApps. There are compatibility charts from Snow Leopard up to Yosemite, and from iOS 5 up to iOS 8. If you don't see an app listed there and you know its status, you can submit it to the list. It's a great resource that is easily searchable if you need to determine what does and doesn't work.
  • Best News in the Verse: Firefly Cast Reuniting for Firefly Online

    Bryan Chaffin
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Browncoats everywhere are celebrating the news that the full cast of Joss Whedon's Firefly are reuniting for Firefly Online (site down as of this writing). io9 reported the news from San Diego Comicon Friday that Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, and Ron Glass will all be contributing voice acting to the game reprising their characters in the most successful failed show of all time. Alan Tudyk will be doing additional characters, as well, and Michael Fairman will be reprising his role as Niska. As a teaser, the…
  • Bose Sues Apple Acquisition Beats for Patent Infringement

    Bryan Chaffin
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Bose Corporation filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Friday accusing Beats Electronics of willfully infringing on five patents. Bose also launched a parallel lawsuit. Beats is in the process of being acquired by Apple, and Bose has accused the company of violating its patents in Beats Studio and Beats Studio Wireless headphones.
 
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  • Apple Reports Third Quarter Results

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

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

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

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

    15 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Apple and IBM have announced an exclusive partnership that teams the market-leading strengths of each company to transform enterprise mobility through a new class of business apps, bringing IBM’s big-data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad. IBM MobileFirst for iOS will feature a new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions including native iPhone and iPad apps; unique IBM cloud services optimized for iOS; new AppleCare service and support offerings tailored to the needs of the enterprise; and new packaged offerings from IBM for device activation, supply, and…
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  • Quicksilver

    Ricky Buchanan
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Quicksilver is difficult to describe – it’s a keyboard-controlled launching utility, or perhaps a keyboard-operated graphical shell. It can be immensely helpful to anyone who uses keyboarding as their main type of computer input – including switch users and voice input users. This program is not something that I use personally and even people who know it very well have a hard time describing it in a single paragraph. It’s pretty much something that’s aimed at very geeky or somewhat technically inclined users. The Quicksilver website says: An introduction to…
  • Weekend Roundup for 20 July 2014

    Ricky Buchanan
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Here are some of the best articles, links, and new products that I have spotted online in the past week or so which have some relevance to Apple products and disabled or chronically ill users … OS X Links Debunking Common Myths about VoiceOver on the Mac – AppleVis takes down some old myths that are still hanging around. How to rip DVDs on OS X and get movies onto your Mac media server – Their top two tools are the ones I use myself. Configuring voice over on Mac OS without going through settings is a great audio tutorial by Victor Tsaran. Packal is a repository of themes and…
  • How To Use OS X VoiceOver in Languages Other than English

    Ricky Buchanan
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    At the present time VoiceOver in OS X includes built-in voices that speak over 30 languages! This article explains how to select the voices you’d like to have available to you, and how to switch from one voice to another while using VoiceOver. To customise the languages which are available to you, open the VoiceOver Utility. If you are using VoiceOver you can press VO-F8 to do this, otherwise navigate to the Applications > Utilities folder and you will find the VoiceOver Utility application there. Inside the VoiceOver utility, press command-F3 to navigate to the Speech category. Using…
  • Get fully hands-free iPhone activation with iOS 7 and BlueAnt S4 Speakerphone

    Paul Natsch
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:14 pm
    At the recent World Wide Developers Conference Apple had a lot to say about the upcoming iOS 8. There are many exciting enhancements coming with iOS 8 and one of them is the ability to use Siri completely hands-free without having to press the physical home button or the virtual one in AssistiveTouch. A simple “Hey, Siri” will bring up your favorite virtual assistant ready to take your requests as long as your iOS device is plugged in (subject to change hopefully). But you don’t have to wait for iOS 8 to have that capability… For quite some time now a Bluetooth…
  • Weekend Roundup for 13 July 2014

    Ricky Buchanan
    12 Jul 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Here are some of the best articles, links, and new products that I have spotted online in the past week or so which have some relevance to Apple products and disabled or chronically ill users … OS X Links Getting VoiceOver Help on Your Mac – Great resource for those starting to learn VoiceOver on OS X 5 handy shortcuts that will make using your Mac painless BlueLounge’s Jimi USB Extension gives your iMac a USB port on the front BlueLounge’s Jimi USB port extender for iMac. iOS Links Review: Rugged Folio keyboard case for iPad mini, can detach keyboard when needed 1Password…
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  • Podcast: Walkie-talkies, iOS 8 betas, CES and much more

    Mike Flaminio
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
    This week we reminisce about Walkie-talkie adventures, iOS 8 betas, lack of new Apple products, and CES.
  • FLIR One Thermal iPhone case goes on pre-order

    Mike Flaminio
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:07 am
    The FLIR One was one of the more interesting Apple-related things I saw at this year's CES. The product is a case for the iPhone 5/5s that adds thermal optics to the phone. It was a pretty cool demo. The FLIR One is available now for pre-order for $349. It's expected to ship starting August 7th. The only down side I think is the timing with a potential new iPhone. Before dropping $350 on an accessory, you might want to consider whether or not you plan to upgrade to the next iPhone, which will almost certainly have a new form factor. <iframe width=&quot;640&quot;…
  • New MacBook Air stickers ad

    Mike Flaminio
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    <iframe width=&quot;640&quot; height=&quot;360&quot; src=&quot;//www.youtube.com/embed/7PzntWQ-sVY&quot; frameborder="1&quot; allowfullscreen></iframe> Whoever is selling MacBook stickers is probably going to have a good week.
  • A detailed look at Yosemite and iOS 8 Continuity features

    Mike Flaminio
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    Andrew Cunningham for Ars Technica: <blockquote class=quote>First, as with the phone call feature, any devices you want to use with Handoff need to be signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID, which also happens to pair them via Bluetooth. ... Once you've signed in to the same iCloud account, our old friend Bluetooth 4.0 is responsible for keeping each of your devices informed about what the others are doing. Open a webpage on your iPad, and it will let any paired devices nearby know that they can open that page. Start writing an e-mail, and it will let those devices know that you're…
  • Maroon 5, Pharrel Williams, Beck headline iTunes Festival

    Mike Flaminio
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    Apple announced Monday its 8th annual iTunes Festival in London. This year's concert festival will feature performances by Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris, Chrissie Hynde. <blockquote class=quote>iTunes Festival will feature over 60 acts throughout September at the legendary Roundhouse. iTunes performances can be watched live or on-demand by millions of iOS users around the world on their iPhone�, iPad� or iPod touch and iTunes on their computer or in stunning HD with Apple TV. Tickets are free for…
 
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  • Friday Morning News

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Shanghai Pudong Apple store by kwramm, on Flickr As expected the public beta of OS X Yosemite was released overnight. It looks like there have been some issues with redemption codes, though Orestes tells us has managed it download
  • Thursday Morning News

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Macintosh OS 9 on an iPhone by sighmon, Mactalk Member on Flickr If you signed up for the public beta of Yosemite today will be a big day. It has been widely reported that Apple will release the
  • Wednesday Morning News

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Logo, Apple Store Sydney by Dale Gillard, on Flickr Apple has released its Q3 quarterly results this morning. The headline numbers were US$37.4b in revenue for a US$7.7b profit with 35.2m iPhones sold,
  • Tuesday Morning News

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:43 pm
    MacBook Air by Antonio Tajuelo, on Flickr We move closer to the release of the next generation of Apple’s operating systems with the release of OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 4 and
  • Monday Morning News

    20 Jul 2014 | 4:25 pm
    by Shaun Garrity, on Flickr Western Australia may be about to get its third Apple store, with news that one will open in the redeveloped Joondalup Shopping Centre. The report at Cult of Mac suggests a possible early 2015 opening. Still we
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  • Mr. Painter Takes Users on a Unique Journey of Mystery and Fun

    admin
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Cupertino, California – After much anticipation, the inventive and creative developers at Those Pixels have released Mr. Painter in the App Store, and unleashed a unique new world of curiosity, discovery, mystery and fun. Unlike anything that the app world has ever seen before, Mr. Painter is partly game, partly puzzle, and 100% addictive. Users must help Jepegu Painter (a.k.a. Mr. Painter) travel through five spectacular game worlds, each with its own unique quirks and patterns. In total, there are a whopping 1500 patterns to unlock, including some that the folks at Those Pixels…
  • Stupid Pigeon Is Back On iOS With Raider Of The Lost Egg

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    25 Jul 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Cupertino, California – French social and mobile gaming studio Adictiz unveils Stupid Pigeon 2: Raider of The Lost Egg on iOS, 4 years after the stunning launch of the first episode of Stupid Pigeon on Facebook. It’s All About The – Crazy – Pitch: It is on a bright sunny morning that Stupid Pigeon discovers his paternity. Then, the most predictable happens: Stupid Pigeon loses his newborn baby egg, being too busy setting a trap for his favorite victim Gary! Things later turn from bad to worse when Stupid Pigeon blows up the entire plastic egg factory where Gary is…
  • Documentary Explores the Evolution, Proliferation, and Art of Apps

    admin
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Long Beach, California – There is no doubt you’re reading this press release on a software application. It’s safe to say that apps are transforming the way we live. Filmmakers Jedidiah Hurt and Jake Schumacher have taken a step to uncovering different sides to the cultural awareness of apps with the launch of their documentary, “App: The Human Story”. “Since the first computer, humanity has been fashioning digital tools to extend our capabilities and augment our reality. Thanks to these digital applications, mankind has surged forward in understanding of…
  • Top 10 Classic Children’s Stories Features 10 Stories Lovingly Retold

    admin
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Cupertino, California – Parents of young children who want to turn bedtime from a difficult task into a wonderful experience – or who want to make “quiet time” something that children look forward to, instead of try their best to avoid – can now head to the App Store or Google Play and download the phenomenal new no-cost app Top 10 Classic Children’s Stories from Foundry Works Pty Ltd. Designed for iPad and Android-enabled tablets, Top 10 Classic Children’s Stories contains 10 timeless fairy tales that have been vetted by a qualified child educator to…
  • Flux V – Available Immediately

    admin
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    Melbourne, Australia – It’s with enormous pleasure that The Escapers release the very long-awaited Flux V. Flux V follows on from the most successful version of Flux yet, Flux 4. Flux V has been in development for nearly 2 years, and faced many challenges along that path. During that development period The Escapers moved from London, UK to sunny Melbourne, Australia and while we tried to minimise the impact on development, delays were inevitable. However, the time has come now to release Flux V to not only our loyal users but also to newcomers to Flux too. Flux V comes with a…
 
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  • Serif unveils its first ever product for the Mac

    26 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    Serif has announced it will imminently release its first ever product for Mac OS X - Affinity Designer. A vector drawing application, Affinity Designer is the first in a new range of professional creative software for the Mac. The Affinity suite takes full advantage of native OS X technologies and is fully optimized for 64-bit and multi-core processors. Affinity Photo and Affinity Publisher will complete the suite over the next 12 months.
  • Digiarty Holds Positive Attitude towards DVD Ripping Legalization in UK

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Digiarty Software holds a positive attitude towards the CD/DVD ripping legalization in UK and hopes it can soothe British citizens with detailed media format shifting solutions on Mac and PC after the decriminalization of ripping DVDs to MP4/AVI/WMV/MOV videos. WinX DVD Ripper for Mac helps users rip legally owned DVDs to their hard drive in the file extensions of avi, mp4, wmv, mpg, mts, mov, flv, etc., or to the video file types playable on iPhone 5S, iPad Air, iPad Mini, Apple TV and more.
  • FinBuddy Offers Investment Intelligence and Insight for Investors

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:12 pm
    The new free IOS app, FinBuddy 1.0.3 has represented a real breakthrough for investors. FinBuddy helps self-directed investors make smarter investment decisions quickly and effectively with simple stock and portfolio analysis, personalized investment ideas and collaboration with trusted friends and experts. Users enter their portfolio details and based on their risk tolerance the app provides a portfolio quality score, similar to a credit score, that everyone is familiar with.
  • InPreflight Pro for Adobe InDesign Improves Font Collection in CC 2014

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Zevrix Solutions has announced InPreflight Pro 2.11.10, a maintenance update to its document preparation solution for Adobe InDesign. InPreflight is an all-in-one solution to check InDesign documents for errors, batch collect files for output and ship them to final destination. InPreflight helps graphics and print professionals prevent costly mistakes, save disk space and reduce production time. The new version improves font collection process and raster EPS resolution reporting in InDesign CC 2014.
  • SuperPlayPost Easily Creates Customized Video Collages for Sharing

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:12 pm
    SuperPlayPost from developer Bich Tran is loaded with sophisticated features, including image output, full 1080p HD resolution, 6 customized videos per project, 60 adjustable frames, 400 background patterns and images, 36 image filters, 64 video filters an intuitive "drag & drop" interface and more. There is also zero waiting time to apply edits, and sharing to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more is quick and easy.
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    Inside Mac Games

  • Trine Enchanted Edition Coming To Macs

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    July 25, 2014 6:00 AMFrozenbyte recently announced the release of The Trine Enchanted Edition for Windows PCs, promising OS X and Linux versions will be released as well. The updated edition of the original Trine will give players the chance to experience the game in a new mode using the more advanced Trine 2 engine. Other updates will include features like multiplayer support, updated visuals, and improved gameplay.The Enchanted Edition is a free update for the owners of the PC version of Trine. There are added features, most importantly online multiplayer and mid-level saving. The updated…
  • Control Command Escape Reviews Castle Of Illusion

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    July 25, 2014 6:00 AMControl Command Escape has posted a new review of Castle Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, scheduled for release today by Feral Interactive. The fairytale platforming game is a re-imagining of the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive game of the same name and gives players the chance to take the role of Mickey as he sets off to save the kidnapped Minnie Mouse from her captor, the evil witch Mizrabel.The levels are 2.5D, and look absolutely stunning, but this does mean that occasionally you'll have to move Mickey along the depth axis. Although the controls are a little less fluid in…
  • Restart Time In Solitaire Mystery: Four Seasons

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    July 25, 2014 6:00 AMSolitaire Mystery: Four Seasons from Playrix is available now to purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The game combines familiar solitaire card mechanics with an adventure. Players must solve puzzles and conquer a variety of solitaire levels to save the City of Magic Cards from its time locked state.Time has stopped in the City of Magic Cards. This curse is the eery punishment, imposed by the wise Nature for greed and avidity of the city inhabitants. Now it is always Autumn in the rainy neighborhood of Spades. Clubs are frozen by the never-ending Winter. Hearts have…
  • Gods Will Be Watching You Point And Click

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    July 25, 2014 6:00 AMDeconstructeam and Devolver Digital have released Gods Will Be Watching. Available for Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs, the "minimalistic point and click thriller" challenges players to solve narrative puzzles and moral dilemmas in a story involving an intense interstellar conflict.Gods Will Be Watching is a minimalistic "point and click thriller" centered on despair, commitment, and sacrifice as players face narrative puzzles and moral dilemmas that will affect both the lives of your team and the people you’re are sworn to protect. Set against the backdrop of an…
  • Spend Some Majestic Nights Enjoying Conspiracy

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    July 25, 2014 6:00 AMEpiphany Games has announced the debut season of its RPG series Majestic Nights will launch sometime later this year. The episodic role-playing-thriller is set in an alternate 1980s where all conspiracy theories, past and present, are true. Players help Cardholder and Cal unravel the secrets layered within a shadowy world of conspiracy.“What people don’t understand about the moon landing is that all the conspiracy theorists are totally correct,” said Morgan Lean, CEO of Epiphany Games. “People walk around knowing all the facts and yet not seeing the Truth. So if…
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  • Apple component purchases point to iPhone 6 and iWatch within weeks

    Kenny Hemphill
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    A recent Apple filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission shows a significant increase in spending on manufacturing and components, according to Morgan Stanley analyst, Katy Huberty. The company’s expenditure on ‘off balance sheet commitments’ for third party contractors and components rose 22% in the quarter which ended on 30 June, compared to the previous three months. Business Insider said that the total for the commitments, $21bn is the highest ever for an Apple June quarter. Huberty believes the high expenditure means two things: that Apple is betting on…
  • Yosemite public beta now available from Mac App Store

    Kenny Hemphill
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:56 am
    The public beta of OS X Yosemite, the next release of Apple’s Mac OS, is now available on the Mac App Store. Users who applied take part in the public beta program on Apple’s website and who received a redemption code from Apple can now use that code to download the beta. Apple has asked users to use their Mac as normal and provide feedback through Feedback Assistant. At the same time, it recommends that users install Yosemite on a secondary Mac, as it is a pre-release and so could be prone to bugs. The public beta is one build older than the version currently available to…
  • Strong Mac and iPhone sales drive another record quarter for Apple

    Kenny Hemphill
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:13 am
    Apple posted another record-breaking set of quarterly results yesterday, helped along by some impressive sales numbers for the Mac and iPhone. Net profit rose to $7.7bn from $6.9bn in the same quarter last year, while sales rose to $37.4bn from $35.2bn. Gross margin, a number on which investors keep a very close eye, rose to 39.4% from 36.9%. iPhone sales rose to 35.2m from 31.2m, an increase of 13% year-on-year, while Mac sales were up 18%, to 4.4m from 3.8m. The one blot on the balance sheet was a second successive year-on-year drop in iPad sales, which fell by 9%, to 13.3m from 14.6m.
  • iTime patent grant signals Apple smart watch is on the way

    Kenny Hemphill
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:32 am
    Apple was granted a patent yesterday that provides comprehensive details of the workings of a wrist-worn computer which incorporates sensors and other circuitry and which connects to other devices such as iPhones, iPads, and personal computers. In one illustration (above) the patent calls the device ‘iTime.’ Much of the patent description refers to fitting a sixth-generation iPod nano to a wrist strap, and describes how the nano could be attached and removed from a specially-constructed strap that included sensors including accelerometers, GPS modules, and haptic feedback systems.
  • Apple announces eighth annual iTunes Festival

    Kenny Hemphill
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:57 am
    Apple has announced that its iTunes Festival of live music will again take place in September at London’s Roundhouse. Featured acts include Blondie, Robert Plant, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Kylie, and Chrissie Hynde. As usual, all performances will be streamed live to a dedicated iOS app and will also be available on Apple TV. Apple promised 60 acts in total during the course of September and said that as well as applying for a ballot through iTunes, tickets would be available through media partners which include the London Evening Standard and Global Radio. ‘The iTunes Festival in…
 
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  • DragonVale: How to breed a Prism Dragon

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

    Dr. Macenstein
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    DUSK DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 30 seconds BUY-IT Price: —- GEMS HOW TO BREED: Can only be obtained through completing the Firefly challenge (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to discover […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Dawn Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm
    DAWN DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 30 seconds BUY-IT Price: —- GEMS HOW TO BREED: Can only be obtained through completing the Firefly challenge (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to discover […]
  • Happy 4th of July from Macenstein!

    Dr. Macenstein
    4 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    Here’s some Apple-themed 4th of July fireworks courtesy of Playboy Playmate Iryna Ivanova, along with some behind the scenes video courtesy of photographer Mark Kuta. Enjoy! Playboy Playmate Iryna Ivanova – The Babe Spot by thebabespot Twitter:https://twitter.com/IrynaIvanova Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playmateirynaivanova IinstaGram: playmateiryna PHOTOS by the talented: Mark Kuta Model Mayhem / Facebook (Be sure to follow […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Hydra Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    HYDRA DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 34 Hours BUY-IT Price: 2150 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Quake and Current (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to discover the latest dragon combos for you, […]
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  • Sound Siphon 1.1.0 - Capture your Mac's audio in any app. (Shareware)

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    Sound Siphon is a software package that makes your Mac’s audio output available as an audio input device. It enables you to send audio from one application to another where it can be processed, streamed, or recorded. It's as simple as selecting a microphone in your favorite app. Sound Siphon works with Core Audio to provide this capability to all of your audio apps. As such, it easily integrates into any existing audio production environment. Features: Capture all of your Mac's audio Capture specific application audio Independently adjust the levels of each application Capture application…
  • GrandTotal 3.2.2 - Create invoices and estimates. (Demo)

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    GrandTotal is an application to create invoices and estimates based on your own templates. The built-in template editor allows you to adjust your layout to fit your company's corporate design. GrandTotal works great in conjunction with TimeLog.Version 3.2.2: Added: Currency to export dialog Added: Custom fields of clients to export dialog Added: Scale of items now can be changed Added: Japanese Translation Improved: Timings 2 compatibility Improved: Printing multiple items in overview allows now to print them as "Copy" Improved: UI on Max OS X 10.10 Fixed: Separator line was not shown when an…
  • Dropbox 2.10.3 - Cloud synchronization tool with Finder integration; free 2GB account. (Free)

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:33 am
    Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keep them up-to-date between systems. Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox. The Dropbox application is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux. A video on the site explains more.Version 2.10.3: Prevents Finder crash on update. See following note.... If you are experiencing a Finder crash when opening the Dropbox folder. Please run the following command in a Terminal: rm ~/Dropbox/.DS_Store (You may have to change the path if…
  • Flip4Mac Player 3.3.1.3 - Multi-format video player with advanced options. (Demo)

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
    Flip4Mac Player is a free multi-format video player from leading video software developer Telestream. With Flip4Mac Windows Media Components for QuickTime, you can play Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly in QuickTime Player and view Windows Media content on the Internet using a web browser. With advanced features, you can import Windows Media files for editing and create Windows Media files for distribution. There are four versions of the Flip4Mac Player: Flip4Mac Player: Basic media player with standard Flip4Mac feature set. ($5.95) Flip4Mac Player Pro: All Player features, along…
  • Bugzilla 4.4.5 - Bug reporting system from Mozilla.org. (Free)

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:20 am
    Bugzilla is a database for bugs. It lets people report bugs and assigns these bugs to the appropriate developers. Developers can use bugzilla to keep a to-do list as well as to prioritize, schedule and track dependencies.Version 4.4.5: This release fixes a security issue. See the Security Advisory for details. OS X 10.1 or later MySQL 4.0.14 or later Download Now
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    World of Apple

  • Apple Announces Q314 Profit of $7.7 Billion on Revenue of $37.4 Billion

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

    Alex Brooks
    1 Jun 2014 | 8:54 am
    Moscone West in San Francisco ready for WWDC 2014 | Flickr Things may have been quiet around these parts (the pressures of life) but two things seemingly never change. The first is that I never stop loving the Apple rumour game (and the associated news cycle), and the second is that those that know me, both online and off, never lose the impression of me as the person to go to to find out the latest Apple gossip. It’s a bit like your friends discovering that you’re “that guy” that knows how to fix their Windows PC and never being able to step foot in a house without…
  • Apple Announces Q214 Profit of $10.2 Billion, Revenue of $45.6 Billion

    Alex Brooks
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Apple’s Quarterly Earnings until Q214 Apple today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter of 2014 which ran from January 1, 2014 until March 29. Apple posted revenue of $45.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $43.6 billion and net profit of $9.54 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.3 percent compared to 37.5 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 66 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple reported the following…
  • A Tale of Two Giants

    Alex Brooks
    27 Jan 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Today Apple announced the results of its fiscal first quarter of 2014, the period of time running from October to the end of December. This is historically Apple’s largest quarter, obviously because it incorporates the massive holiday shopping season, and this one didn’t disappoint. Apple breached more records than normal; setting record quarterly revenue, record iPhone sales, and record iPad sales. However it isn’t all up and up, and what about Samsung, how are they fairing? Apple today announced quarterly revenue of $57.6 billion, on earnings per share of $14.50. That…
  • Apple Posts Q114 Revenue of $57.6bn, Profit $13.1bn

    Alex Brooks
    27 Jan 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Apple’s actual quarterly revenue and lower bound estimates Apple today announced financial results for its first fiscal quarter of 2014 which ran from October 1, 2013 until December 31. Apple posted revenue of $57.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $13.1 billion, or $14.50 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $54.5 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion, or $13.87 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 37.9 percent compared to 38.6 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 63 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple…
 
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    everythingiCafe

  • WSJ: Apple Places Order For 70-80 Million iPhones With Bigger Displays

    Christopher Meinck
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:36 pm
    According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple has asked suppliers to manufacture anywhere from 70 million to 80 million of the upcoming iPhone. The production number includes two models. One will be the often discussed 4.7-inch model and there will indeed be a larger 5.5-inch model. This production estimate is through December 30th, but still incredibly ambitious, representing the largest production run in the companies history. Apple is betting that customers will have a higher interest in upgrading due to the new hardware, notably the much larger screens. The last change…
  • Apple Releases iOS 8 Beta 4 To Developers

    Christopher Meinck
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    Apple today released the fourth installment of the iOS 8 beta. Developers can download iOS 8 beta 4 from the developer portal. For those who have previously installed iOS 8, an over-the-air option is available. The update is 300MB, yet requires 3GB free on either your iPhone or iPad.For continuing discussion on all things having to do with the new release, please stop by and take part in our iOS 8 discussion forums. Source: AppleApple Releases iOS 8 Beta 4 To Developers is an article by everythingiCafe.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and <a…
  • Apps of the Week, Overcast, Hours and more!

    Christopher Meinck
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Nothing beats the feel of sand between your toes, warm sunshine and hot new apps in the App Store. This week, we rekindle of love for podcasts, track our time, brush up on our ninja skills and look at an all inclusive pregnancy app. It’s time for the everythingiCafe apps of the week for July 19th, 2014.OvercastDeveloped by Marco Arment, of Instapaper fame, Overcast enters a crowded field of podcast apps for the iPhone. In development for what seems like an eternity, it made its debut on the App Store to rave reviews. In addition to his developer prowess, Arment is also a podcaster…
  • How to make a calendar public in iOS

    Christopher Meinck
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:51 pm
    When you create a calendar using the Calendars app, it becomes accessible on all of your iOS devices, a PC or Mac and the Internet. This means that access is not restricted to owning an iPhone, iPad or an Apple product for that matter. Any web browser will do, provided they have an iCloud account (free) and that allows for more robust sharing options beyond friends and family who carry iOS devices. If you are dealing with a small group, whether your family or colleagues, it makes sense to use the method we described for sharing a calendar. It’s easy enough for folks to understand and…
  • 4.7-inch iPhone 6 To Enter Mass Production Next Week, 5.5-Inch In Mid-August

    Christopher Meinck
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    According to various media, Reuters is reporting that Apple’s next generation 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will enter mass production during the third week of July. This news comes according to the Taiwan Economic Daily News, who failed to provide any source for the information. They also share that a second, larger 5.5-inch model is still in the cards, with production of that device to start in the middle of August. News of July production for the iPhone 6 was previously reported by Bloomberg last month. They expect both models to be available at launch, though supply issues may plague the larger…
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    macZOT!

  • Leawo Blu-ray Copy Mac 55% Off Now!

    MacZOT
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Leawo Blu-ray Copy Mac 55% Off Now! Superb Blu-ray/DVD Backup Tool – Leawo Blu-ray Copy for Mac Normally: $44.95 ZOT Price: $19.95 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Leawo Blu-ray Copy for Mac is a Mac based Blu-ray copier software tool that helps Mac users easily copy and backup Blu-ray/DVD movies onto Mac computer hard drive or blank discs with high quality. This Blu-ray copy software will work on Mac OS 10.6 and later versions. All Blu-ray and DVD movies, in disc, folder or ISO files, can be backed up by Leawo Blu-ray Copy for Mac.   1:1 disc to disc duplication Leawo…
  • Cisdem DuplicateFinder

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    24 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Cisdem DuplicateFinder Find and Remove Duplicate Files Fast and Accurately Normally: $29.99 ZOT Price: $1.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Don't you hate seeing the same photos, documents, spreadsheets, MP3s, etc. in your hard drive? Duplicate File Finder Mac helps you find duplicate files that have identical content, regardless of name and display them in an easy to understand report. The program ensures 100% accuracy and will ensure you'll keep at least one instance of each duplicated item for sake of safety. With this Mac duplicate file finder, you don't need a bigger…
  • Dazzle

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    22 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Dazzle Recover countless gigabytes of lost storage! Last chance to get TopXNotes in the ZotShop! Normally: $50.00 ZOT Price: $24.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Unparalleled Power Dazzle is the product of thousands of hours of intense research and development. It meticulously scans all of the nooks and crannies of a computer for unnecessary junk that can take up huge amounts of disk space!   Because of this, Apps in Dazzle are also uninstalled correctly, catching the numerous logs, caches, plugins, and other resources left behind versus simply dragging them to the Trash.  …
  • Retro & Vintage Design Mega Kit: $521 worth of Premium Resources for Just $29

    MacZOT
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Retro & Vintage Design Mega Kit: $521 worth of Premium Resources for Just $29 Normally: $521.00 ZOT Price: $29.00 Click to macZOT!   Nowadays you can see retro and vintage stuff pretty much everywhere. And that’s for one good reason – besides the fact that they look magnificent, they never go out of style. You can use a set of vintage vectors over and over again and they’ll still look great even many years from now.  In this kit you will find everything you’ll need to create marvelous pieces of art, from vectors and vector illustrations, to seamless…
  • ArcSoft Portrait+ for Mac

    MacZOT
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    ArcSoft Portrait+ for Mac Always get perfect portraits with Portrait+ Normally: $249.99 ZOT Price: $99.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   As the ultimate, high-performing portrait retoucher, Portrait+ produces impressive portraits in seconds, no Photoshop skills needed. You either upload one or thousands of portraits, it auto-detects all faces and presents perfect natural portraits with your self-defining idea with an adjustable range of blemish removal, skin smoothing and even facial features can be manipulated. The smart auto-retouching feature and customized workflow serves all…
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    Apple

  • Bose sues Beats over patents for noise-canceling headphones

    Jeff John Roberts
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    Bose just fired a major shot across the bow of Apple-owned headphone-maker Beats, accusing it of infringing on five patents related to noise-reduction. Bose sues Beats over patents for noise-canceling headphones originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • AWS in fight of its life as customers like Dropbox ponder hybrid clouds and Google pricing

    Barb Darrow
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    AWS doesn't have the public cloud to itself anymore. It faces two gigantic competitors trying to poach reference customers and growing adoption of hybrid cloud. AWS in fight of its life as customers like Dropbox ponder hybrid clouds and Google pricing originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Visa invests in wireless credit card maker LoopPay

    Kevin Fitchard
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    LoopPay’s digital credit card has attracted the attention of credit card titan Visa, which may be just be looking for alternatives to plastic. LoopPay said on Thursday that Visa has made a strategic investment in the company of an undisclosed sum. LoopPay makes programmable keychain fobs […] Visa invests in wireless credit card maker LoopPay originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • For $40, CaseCam lets you be in that group picture taken on your iPhone

    Kevin C. Tofel
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Need a combination tripod and timed or remote shutter for your iPhone? Consider the CaseCam, which uses a mirror that doubles as a stand, along with special software that can snap a pic from another iPhone or after a certain amount of time. For $40, CaseCam lets you be in that group picture taken on your iPhone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Why slowing iPad sales didn’t surprise Apple and shouldn’t surprise you

    Kevin C. Tofel
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    Apple's slowing iPad sales met Apple's own expectations but nobody else's apparently. Sure, slowing growth rates aren't necessarily a good thing but there are several reasons to explain why iPad sales have slowed. Why slowing iPad sales didn’t surprise Apple and shouldn’t surprise you originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
 
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    MacBlogz

  • Apple Reportedly Acquired 'Pandora for Books' Startup BookLamp In April

    Juli Clover
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Apple has acquired BookLamp, a "Pandora for books" startup that aimed to provide personalized book recommendations to readers via specialized algorithms, reports TechCrunch. BookLamp first shut down in April. BookLamp was known for its Book Genome project, a book discovery engine that analyzed the text of books to break them down by various themes and variables to let readers search for books similar to books they liked. For example, analyzing The Da Vinci Code, the search engine would break it down to elements of 18.6% Religion and Religions Institutions, 9.4% Police & Murder…
  • Bose Files Lawsuit Against Beats, Citing Five Patent Infringements

    Leif Johnson
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Now that the dust has settled in the wake of Apple's widely publicized announcement of its acquisition of Beats Electronics (which still has yet to close), the Cupertino company's starting to learn that it brought some unexpected baggage with it. Bose today filed a lawsuit against Beats, claiming that the company infringed on five of the company's patents.As reported by TechCrunch, Bose alleges that Beats' headphones, many of which claim to support "Adaptive Noise Cancellation," draw heavily from Bose's more than 50 years of research into the design of its QuietComfort noise-cancellation…
  • Unlocking iPhones (to Switch Carriers) May Soon Be Legal in U.S.

    Leif Johnson
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:06 pm
    The controversies associated with unlocking one's iPhone have dogged the smartphone since its origins, but now at last (with some qualifications), it looks like the practice will at last gain some legitimacy. The bill in question only covers the right to switch from one carrier to another, but it's a step forward, and the bill has only one more step to take before it becomes law.The bill, Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy reports, is called the "Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act" and the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the bill today. (See? At least Congress…
  • eBay sold almost $2 billion in Apple products last year alone

    John-Michael Bond
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Apple just announced its earning results for the third quarter of their 2014 fiscal year, but it is not the only one raking in cash via sales of its products. According to information acquired by Computer World, eBay also is profiting, selling almost...
  • Inateck MacBook Protect felt sleeves are classy, inexpensive

    Steven Sande
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    If you're looking for protection for a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, but don't want to spend a lot of money, you usually end up with some generic-looking bag from OfficeMaxStaplesDepot. Wouldn't it be nice to get protection that's classy-looking, yet...
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  • Maccast 2014.07.24

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:52 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 495. iPhone 6 launch Apple’s biggest? Apple’s 3Q earnings. OS X Yosemite Public Beta. Phone 6 Roulette with Ken Ray (Mac OS Ken), Paul Wheatley (British Tech Network), Jeff Gamet (The Mac Observer), Dan Benjamin (5by5), David Sparks (Mac Power Users), and Erfon Elijah (The Cultcast). Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Smile - smilesoftware.com lynda.com - Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video tutorials. Visit lynda.com/maccast to start your free trial. Shownotes…
  • Maccast 2014.07.18

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

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek) & Friends
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:17 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 493. The very latest on the iPhone 6, plus the return of "What the App is That" from Nerdtacular. I take a look at a persons iOS device, locate an App or icon that I don't recognize and then interview them about it. It's a great way to discover new apps, plus we get to talk to really cool people like Scott Johnson, Tom Merritt, Brian Dunaway, Patrick Beja, Hammond Chamberlain, and Justin Robert Young. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Gazelle - The fast and easy place to get…
  • Maccast 2014.06.22

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    22 Jun 2014 | 10:39 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 492. Handoff Bluetooth LE only. Samsung zombies want Siri’s brains. Recent rumors on the iWatch. Recent rumors on the iPhone 6. New iOS and OS X betas out to developers. New "low end" iMac released. Your cheap cable is killing your iPhone. The case of the stolen hard drive, continued. Split Screen tablet users. Timezone Timer bug. iTunes displaying Chinese. CalDigit Thunderbolt Station review. Get a 2D "Yosemite" dock in OS X Mavericks. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Smile…
  • Maccast 2014.06.14

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    14 Jun 2014 | 11:30 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 491. More iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite features. iWatch predicted to be huge. iPhone 6 rumors continue. Apple cracking down on "bad" App behavior. 2013 MacBook Air SMC update. Apple allows for Lighting Headphones. Apple expands iTunes Radio "radio" stations. New iMacs next week? Apple replaces iPhone charges in Europe. A little WWDC feedback. SSD upgrade in my Macbook Pro. The case of the missing SSD. No floating time zone in Reminders. Memory "vampires". Configure an older Airport in OS X Mavericks Want more Maccast?
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  • Quoting Text In Mail Replies

    Gary Rosenzweig
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    When you reply to a message in Mail, you can quote the original message to make your reply clearer. You can quote the entire message, but it usually make more sense to only quote a portion of it. You can also edit the quotes and place your reply between portions of quoted text. Learning how […]
  • Using Full Screen Mode

    Gary Rosenzweig
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Full screen mode allows you to concentrate on a single document or window and maximize your screen space. You can easily enter and leave full screen mode, and also switch between apps in full screen mode and others on your desktop. Apps can even have some windows in full screen mode and others in regular […]
  • Using AppleScript To Automate In Numbers

    Gary Rosenzweig
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    The latest version of Numbers restores our ability to use AppleScript to automate some actions in your spreadsheets. You can use AppleScript to create new commands in Numbers and do things that could be difficult or impossible to do otherwise. Take a look at some simple examples that populate cells with random numbers and modify […]
  • Using Enhanced Dictation On Your Mac

    Gary Rosenzweig
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Enhanced Dictation feature in OS X allows you to dictate text anywhere you find a text cursor, like TextEdit, Pages or Mail. It is an offline version of OS X dictation that allows you to mix typing and speaking for a better experience. It uses context to figure out which words make the most […]
  • Scheduling Note: Summer Break

    Gary Rosenzweig
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:59 am
    We’ll be taking a two-week break from posting new tutorials while everyone enjoys their summer vacation time. Feel free to browse the more than 1000 MacMost video tutorials by clicking on videos, or using the search box at the top of the site. We will return with new tutorials on July 14th, 2014. The next […]
 
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  • 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.
  • Remote Mouse

    Mark
    5 Jun 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod into a wireless remote control for your Mac or PC — just like working with a real mouse and keyboard. Useful for presentations.
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    Mac Tutorials - HD

  • 0462 - Creating Documentation with Clarify 2 [HD - Trailer]

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

    ScreenCastsOnline
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Following on from last week’s show, if you work with a group of people or need to collaborate on a project or task, Podio is for you! Podio is a free web based service that allows you to create Apps and Workflows to monitor and control collaborative working. Don't be put off by the terminology, it's actually more useful and less intimidating than it sounds. In this episode, I take a look at adding extra functionality to your Podio apps by adding App Workflows - a really easy way to create re-usable task lists to assign to people with a Podio “job”. I also take a look at accessing the…
  • 0460 - Podio - Building Collaborative Workflows - Part 1 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If you work with a group of people or need to collaborate on a project or task, Podio is for you! Podio is a free web based service that allows you to create Apps and Workflows to monitor and control collaborative working. Don't be put off by the terminology, it's actually more useful and less intimidating than it sounds. Since mentioning Podio as the as the tool I use to manage my ScreenCastsOnline workflow on the recent Mac Power Users podcast, I've been inundated to give an overview on how it works. You can use Podio to manage virtually anything, from projects, business processes,…
  • 0459 - Keyboard Maestro - Part 2 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    4 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Keyboard Maestro takes away all the limitations of system based keyboard shortcuts, and provides you with a mechanism to automate anything from the simplest action to the most complex macro you can imagine. You're not just limited to keyboard shortcuts either, Keyboard Maestro allows you to configure a whole range of different "triggers" to initiate your actions or macros. In the second of a two part series, Todd Olthoff takes you through some of the switcher functionality of Keyboard Maestro, and takes a look at some of the more advanced features.
  • 0458 - Alfred Refresher & 9 Killer Workflows [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Something different this week, a live episode of ScreenCastsOnline! Direct from MacMania17, I've included one of the live sessions as this week's Mac show, covering a refresher on Alfred, as well as a look at 9 killer workflows to boost your productivity. Take a look at the video page for a full list of links to the workflows.
 
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    Softpedia News - Apple

  • Bose Sues Beats after Apple Takeover

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:11 pm
    With $3 billion coming in the bank, Beats' owners must be the happiest people in tech. Unless they lose some of that to Bose for infringing their patents.  Two months ago, Beats was acquired by Apple. The big decision was announced by Tim Cook in a Press Release and on stage at Apple's 2014 World Wide Developers Conference.  Just a week ago, Beats was suing all the manufacturers and sellers of fake Beats headphones because they were stealing their Intellectual Property. The... (read more)
  • Great Free Apps for iPhone and iPad, Curated by AppStore Staff

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Apple knows how to promote Free Apps, but it doesn't hurt to get the new or established ones and put them together on a short list for iOS users. The new curated list is called "Great FREE Apps" and it may stay here for a while Browsing the AppStore becomes easier day by day. The left column with Top Paid, Top Free and Top Grossing Apps is the first thing you may want to check when you want to download the latest hits. There are also some cool collections on the first page of th... (read more)
  • Sense, the System That Pairs with Your iPhone to Help You Sleep Better – Video

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    Sense looks like a beautiful desk lamp with some intricate electronics and sensors inside it. This device showed up on Kickstarter and made over seven times his pledge goal.   Sense is described as a system that tracks your sleep behavior, monitors the environment in your bedroom and reinvents the alarm. The device itself would be nothing without the companion iPhone app that tells you everything about your sleep patterns and helps you make sense of that and get better nights.   ... (read more)
  • New "Comics" Selection in AppStore to Challenge Your Imagination

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:14 am
    Sure you like comics. You may not be an avid collector of magazines, but you can always go ahead and read a few pages or glance over the nice graphics.   If you don't know where to start, the AppStore editor have curated a great collection of comics-related apps and games. You are invited to embark on an adventure with your favorite heroes, read fantastic com books and graphic novels, learn how to draw like the pros and create comic book-style collages using your own photos.    ... (read more)
  • Competitive Online Gaming Highlighted in App Store

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:19 am
    App Store editors want you to challenge your friends this weekend and engage into some cool action games. The Category features some of the best games out there and most of them are free.   Online multiplayer games are your thing? Then you must love this new Selection of games that the App Store staff has put together. The "Competitive Online Gaming" category features just 18 games. That should be enough to keep you and your friends busy over the weekend.    First one ... (read more)
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    9to5Mac

  • Apple acquired BookLamp startup for $10-15 million earlier this year (update: confirmed)

    Mike Beasley
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Apple acquired a company called BookLamp earlier this year for somewhere between $10-15 million, according to information uncovered by TechCrunch. The Idaho-based startup created what was referred to as “Pandora for books,” including a system known as the Book Genome Project that could recommend books based on analysis of the text and previous ratings of other books by users (very similar to Pandora’s Music Genome Project, which does the same thing for musical analysis). According to TechCrunch, several of BookLamp’s employees have moved to California since the startup…
  • Bill allowing smartphone unlocking approved by the House of Representatives, set to become law

    Alex Allegro
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:27 pm
    After the decision last year to make unlocking smartphone and tablet devices illegal, the US House of Representatives today voted yes to allow the practice to become legal once again. This is already the second time the government has voted on this issue, as just a few weeks ago the US Senate approved the legislation to move on to the House. The final step in getting the law approved is the President’s signature, which should come with little delay as he has already spoken out in favor of the bill. If you’re unclear as to what exactly this means for you, unlocking a phone allows…
  • Verizon to begin throttling certain unlimited 4G LTE customers

    Alex Allegro
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    Verizon has been throttling unlimited 3G data subscribers for years now, but never 4G LTE users. Until today, when they announced this morning that beginning October 1st, the top 5% of 4G LTE data users who coincidentally meet a series of other factors will get throttled. According to DroidLifea recent report showed that over 20% of Verizon data users were still on an unlimited data plan, so it’s no surprise that Verizon would want to push these users to a tiered data plan. Verizon doesn’t want to call the change “throttling”, rather, they refer to as “Network…
  • Bose files lawsuit against Beats Electronics over noise-cancelling technology patent

    Zac Hall
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    Update: Statement from Bose regarding the complaint below the fold… Bose has filed a legal complaint against Beats Electronics over the use of noise-cancelling technology used in their headphones, according to CNBC. Apple, of course, announced earlier this year plans to acquire the headphones maker in a $3 billion deal, which it expects to gain regulatory approval for by the end of September. BREAKING: Bose sues Apple's Beats over noise-canceling headphone patents. (via @CNBCJosh) $AAPL—   (@CNBC) July 25, 2014 Re/code reports that Bose has filed a request with the…
  • iOS 8′s iPhoto to Photos app transition to ditch Journals, Books, and Slideshows

    Michael Steeber
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
    Starting in iOS 8 beta 4, which was released this past Monday to developers, Apple has begun notifying users of the soon-to-be-defunct iPhoto for iOS to migrate their iPhoto data to the totally revamped Photos app in iOS 8, as part of Apple’s new photo strategy being rolled out this fall and early next year. While photo data can be migrated out of iPhoto, Apple warns that Journals, Slideshows and Book layouts will no longer be available going forward. Right now, Apple’s “Learn More” link appears to be dead. Starting in iOS 8 beta 1, users were prompted that projects…
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    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • Rip Your DVDs & Blu-Rays With Absolute Ease With MakeMKV [Cross-Platform]

    Mark O'Neill
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    A while ago, I began a huge project to rip my DVDs and Blu-Rays, and make a media center on my computer. The digital copies would also serve as a backup, in case the original disk was damaged, stolen, or lost. The MakeUseOf lawyers, who had a collective seizure reading this article, have asked me to insert the following to cover my ass. In my view, if you legally bought the disk, it’s yours to do with, as you please. If you want, you can make as many digital copies as you want. I have been asked to refer to Exhibit...Read the full article: Rip Your DVDs & Blu-Rays With Absolute…
  • Google Wants To Map Your DNA, Download OS X Yosemite Now, And More… [Tech News Digest]

    Dave Parrack
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Also, Google has (probably) acquired Twitch for $1 billion, the Destiny beta is now open to everyone, Oyster comes to browsers, watching Sharknado 2 will affect your Philips Hue, and Apple fanboys are easily fooled. Google Defines Typical Healthy Human How many times a day does a healthy human being google themselves? — Will McAvoy (@WillMcAvoyACN) May 20, 2014 Google has begun a new project aiming to define what constitutes a healthy human being. The project, called Baseline Study, is being run by the Google X research arm, previously responsible for Google Glass, Google’s…
  • Apple Rolls Out 2-Step Verification Worldwide, Protect Your Account Now

    Mark O'Neill
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Apple has finally rolled out 2-step verification worldwide, so secure your Apple ID by enabling it right now. The security feature also known as 2-factor authentication uses two forms of ID – something you know and something you have in your possession (like your iPhone) – to prove your identity before granting access to your account. Those with an Apple account will know how valuable it is to them. Aside from the fact that your personal details and credit card information is in there, access to your account means access to your music, movies, TV shows, and apps too. Lose your…
  • Add Beautiful Widgets To Your Mac Desktop With Übersicht

    Justin Pot
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Übersicht aims to replace the likes of Geektool, letting you add the output of any console command to your desktop – formatted with HTML5. We’ve shown you how Geektool, can help you make your Mac truly your own by adding command-based widgets to your desktop. We’ve also covered Nerdtool, an easy to use alternative to Geektool. With these options, why bother with Übersicht at all? Because Übersicht is so much easier to work with. Even better: if you know how to write HTML – or are confident enough to copy, paste and tweak code until it works the way you want – it’s...Read the…
  • The Best Free & Cheap Audio Editors For Mac OS X

    Tim Brookes
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    There are a healthy number of free or budget video editors available for Mac OS X, but what if you only need to edit audio? The selection might not be quite as hearty, but if you need to slice up a WAV or merge a couple of MP3 files then you’re in luck. Considering Apple’s media-savvy approach with free apps like iMovie, it’s surprising that there’s not a simple audio editor bundled with OS X. We’ve found a few that won’t break the bank. Audacity (free) If you’re looking for a completely free audio editor that eats uncompressed audio for breakfast,…
 
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  • Scammer Arrested, Used Credit Card Validation Trick

    Gary Allen
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    The U.S. Secret Service has arrested a Florida man for federal wire fraud related to $309,000 in credit card transactions at Apple retail store that exploited a procedural vulnerability and the willingness of employees to complete a sale. According to the criminal complaint, Sharron L. Parrish Jr., 24, also attempted to charge another $51,000 on his Chase and SunTrust credit cards, but the transactions were either declined or interrupted. Parrish was arrested in Tampa on July 17th and agreed to forego bail until his trial. He is being held at the Pinellas County jail, and will be…
  • Q3 Financials Completely Ignored The Retail Stores

    Gary Allen
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:22 pm
    For the first time in recent history, Apple’s announcement of its quarterly financial results did not include details about the retail stores, and a one-hour conference call made absolutely no mention of the chain at all. It also appears the company will no longer report the number of store visitors–the figure was missing from the financial filing for the second quarter in a row. Significantly, Apple said it will open just 20 new stores during fiscal 2014, the lowest number since 2002, the second year of the chain. Two-thirds of those stores will be outside the United States. During…
  • Apple Updates Retail ‘Learn’ Web Page

    Gary Allen
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:47 am
    In the on-going attempt to simplify and speed up the process of making retail store training reservations, Apple has reconfigured how Web visitors interact with the “Learn” Web page, including an interactive map of the stores and revised session descriptions. The changes make the process more logical and integrates workshops, Youth Programs and One to One training more fully into the Concierge reservation system. The previous Web page required visitors to read through a description of the various sessions titled “Discover Your Mac/iPhone/iPad” and “OSX…
  • Rendering Sparks Speculation on Future Apple Store

    Gary Allen
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:35 am
    A huge new shopping mall is under construction in a suburb of Lucerne (Switzerland), and if renderings of the future mall are correct, it will host an Apple retail store. The Mall of Switzerland will span 785,000 square-feet in the small town of Ebikon when it opens in 2017, including 120 shops, a cinema, hotel, apartments and public areas. Earlier this year several renderings were posted on-line, and one showed a hallway lined with retail stores. One of those stores was outfitted with typical Apple wood product display tables, back-lit wall graphics and stainless steel structural columns.
  • 3rd Apple Store Spotted for Western Australia

    Gary Allen
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Nearly two years after Apple’s real estate scouts were spotted walking the hallways of the Lakeside Joondalup (Australia) shopping mall, sources say Apple has finally signed a lease there and has started to recruit new employees. The store would be the third along the western coast of the country, an outpost of Apple stores about 1,300 miles away from the next-nearest stores. The timing of the new store is understanable—the mall is undergoing a renovation and expansion that will make it the largest shopping center in Western Australia. The work will free up existing spaces and…
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    The MacTrack - iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and Mac News

  • VIDEO: Bose Suing Beats Over Noise-Canceling Headphones Patent

    GrabPress
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:57 pm
    On Friday electronics maker Bose announced a lawsuit against Beats Electronics, claiming the company infringed on noise-canceling headphone patents. Thanks for checking us out. Please take a look at the rest of our videos and articles. To stay in the loop, bookmark our homepage.
  • Mr. Painter Takes Users on a Unique Journey of Mystery and Fun

    Richard
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Cupertino, California – After much anticipation, the inventive and creative developers at Those Pixels have released Mr. Painter in the App Store, and unleashed a unique new world of curiosity, discovery, mystery and fun. Unlike anything that the app world has ever seen before, Mr. Painter is partly game, partly puzzle, and 100% addictive. Users must help Jepegu Painter (a.k.a. Mr. Painter) travel through five spectacular game worlds, each with its own unique quirks and patterns. In total, there are a whopping 1500 patterns to unlock, including some that the folks at Those Pixels…
  • Stupid Pigeon Is Back On iOS With Raider Of The Lost Egg

    Richard
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Cupertino, California – French social and mobile gaming studio Adictiz unveils Stupid Pigeon 2: Raider of The Lost Egg on iOS, 4 years after the stunning launch of the first episode of Stupid Pigeon on Facebook. It’s All About The – Crazy – Pitch: It is on a bright sunny morning that Stupid Pigeon discovers his paternity. Then, the most predictable happens: Stupid Pigeon loses his newborn baby egg, being too busy setting a trap for his favorite victim Gary! Things later turn from bad to worse when Stupid Pigeon blows up the entire plastic egg factory where Gary is…
  • VIDEO: Amazon Rolls Out A YouTube-Like “Video Shorts” Section On Instant Video

    GrabPress
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    Amazon’s Instant Video service has traditionally been thought of as both a rival to iTunes and Netflix, in terms of offering movies and TV shows for rent, purchase or for free streaming via the company’s Amazon Prime membership program. But now YouTube has joined that list of would-be competitors, as Amazon has now introduced a new section to Instant Video focused on short-form, YouTube-like content called “Video Shorts.”

 Thanks for checking us out. Please take a look at the rest of our videos and articles. To stay in the loop, bookmark our homepage.
  • Documentary Explores the Evolution, Proliferation, and Art of Apps

    Richard
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Long Beach, California – There is no doubt you’re reading this press release on a software application. It’s safe to say that apps are transforming the way we live. Filmmakers Jedidiah Hurt and Jake Schumacher have taken a step to uncovering different sides to the cultural awareness of apps with the launch of their documentary, “App: The Human Story”. “Since the first computer, humanity has been fashioning digital tools to extend our capabilities and augment our reality. Thanks to these digital applications, mankind has surged forward in understanding of…
 
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    The Loop

  • BlackBerry, Dell aren’t worried about Apple, IBM deal

    Jim Dalrymple
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:23 pm
    And this is why BlackBerry and Dell can’t do anything right. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Bose sues Beats over noise-cancelling headphones

    Jim Dalrymple
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Bose alleges that Beats has infringed on 50 years’ worth of research, development and engineering of noise cancelling tech, and that its current lineup of these devices incorporates “at least 36 U.S. patents and applications,” broken down into 22 granted patents and 14 applications currently undergoing review. Beats products named as having infringed upon Bose’s IP include the Beats Studio line, which include the new Studio Wireless Bluetooth headphones. I wonder if Apple and Beats saw this coming? ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • ∞ Things cats do that’d be creepy if you did them

    Jim Dalrymple
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    I laughed out loud several times.
  • iOS app contests parking tickets for you

    Jim Dalrymple
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Headquartered in San Francisco, which also serves as its debut market, Fixed first launched this January, allowing residents to snap photos of their tickets using an iOS device. Afterwards, Fixed checks for common errors before proceeding to write a customized contest letter on your behalf, which is sent to the city. Seems the city of San Francisco are being dicks about this. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • How to create a bootable install drive of the Yosemite public beta

    Dave Mark
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    If you are considering signing up for the Yosemite beta, first make sure you make a complete backup of your hard drive, then take a few minutes and read this excellent walk-through by Macworld’s Dan Frakes that’ll take you through the process of creating a bootable install drive of the Yosemite beta. You did backup your hard drive first, right? ∞ Read this on The Loop
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • SpeedyFox Review: Easily Boost Firefox, Chrome And More In One-Click

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

    SK Mezanul Haque
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:23 pm
    iOS 7.1.2 update is now available for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. When a new iOS update releases, people who are new to the iOS world, wonders how to install iOS update. So, here we are with a simple tutorial that will help you out. There are three ways to install iOS update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device. The easiest way is to install iOS update via over-the-air (OTA). The next procedure allows you to install update using iTunes. This is useful if you fail to install the update via OTA. The third method involves using a IPSW file to update your…
  • Download iOS 7.1.2 Update For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    SK Mezanul Haque
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Apple released a new update for all compatible iOS devices. iOS 7.1.2 is now available for download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. iOS 7.1.2 is the second minor update to iOS 7.1. It comes after more than two months of iOS 7.1.1 release. The latest iOS update brings with it bug fixes and security updates. The official change log highlights fixes for iBeacon, data transfer and mail attachment encryption. iOS 7.1.2 Update Change log The latest update improves iBeacon connectivity and stability. Fixes a bug related to data transfer for third-party accessories and bar code scanners. iOS…
  • Windows 9 May Be Offered As Free Upgrade For Windows 8.1 Users

    SK Mezanul Haque
    26 Jun 2014 | 5:49 pm
    The websphere is buzzing aloud with the rumor that Microsoft may offer the next version of Windows, Windows 9 as a free upgrade (or at a discounted price) for Windows 8.1 Update 2 consumers. Although nothing is announced officially but according to WZOR (a Russian group which is popular for leaks related to Microsoft products), Windows 9 may be released as free upgrade. This move (if Microsoft makes) may be similar to what its competitor Apple has adopted. The move makes sense in the present scenario of release and distribution of operating systems. Almost all competitors is now offering…
  • How To Find Out If My Windows 8.1 Is Running Windows 8.1 Update 1

    SK Mezanul Haque
    14 Jun 2014 | 2:30 am
    Microsoft for Patch Tuesday this month released 66 patches. Most of these patches are for Internet Explorer. It fixes a lot of undisclosed security issues in the web browser. But you may not receive this update if you don’t have Windows 8.1 Update 1 installed on Windows 8.1. Microsoft always delivers security patches and bug fixes via Windows Update. Good way to keep Windows updated but not for everyone especially Windows 8 or 8.1 users. They may be missing the updates if they don’t have Windows 8.1 Update installed. Microsoft already warned 8.x users saying they will not receive…
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  • How to Make a Bootable OS X Yosemite Beta USB Install Drive

    Paul Horowitz
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    Now that the OS X Yosemite Beta is available to the public (you can still sign up and download it if you’re interested in running the beta release on your Mac), you might be wanting to make a bootable installer drive out of an external USB flash disk to make installation easier. Sure, you can ... Read More
  • Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite Beta 1 Download Errors & Problems

    Paul Horowitz
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    With the OS X Yosemite public beta now available to download, some users are experiencing a handful of issues when trying to actually download and install the release. First I’ll state the obvious: this is a beta with tremendous interest, so many of these errors are caused simply by the huge number of download attempts. ... Read More
  • OS X Yosemite Public Beta Now Available to Download

    Paul Horowitz
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    As expected, Apple has released the first version of OS X Yosemite Public Beta. Individuals who signed up to be a part of the public beta program for OS X 10.10 are now able to download the first Public Beta build, which is essentially the same version as the recently seeded OS X Yosemite Developer ... Read More
  • Unlock the iPhone 5S with a Fingerprint & Touch ID, Reliably

    Paul Horowitz
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Touch ID and the iPhone fingerprint reader has been around for a while now, but a great feature that seems to not get much use is the ability to unlock an iPhone with a touch and a fingerprint – that means not having to enter the passcode when you want to unlock the iPhone. Instead, ... Read More
  • OS X Yosemite Public Beta Release is Tomorrow, Here’s How to Prepare

    Paul Horowitz
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    Tomorrow, Apple will release the first Public Beta version of OS X Yosemite to Mac users who have registered with the open beta program. The first public beta build of OS X 10.10 will apparently be the same as Yosemite Developer Preview 4, and is aimed at soliciting feedback from non-developer Mac users, according to ... Read More
 
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  • Useful Keyboard Shortcuts and Extensions for Google Chrome

    Haras
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    Chances are that you already use Google Chrome as your primary browser due to its snappiness and speed. Over time you probably became aware of the plethora of the neat usability features that Chrome comes with, such as the ability to add extensions, tricks with the omnibar and the infamous incognito mode. However, not all(...)
  • Google Maps Update Brings Offline Maps Lists, Lane Guidance and More to iOS and Android

    Imran Hussain
    6 May 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Google Maps app for iOS and Android has gotten an major update with enhancements to offline maps, navigation, search filters, location sharing, contacts and more. Download now. http://www.newtontips.com/google-maps-3-0-for-ios-and-android-brings-offline-maps-lane-guidance-search-results-filters-and-more/
  • Tumblr iOS App Updated To Lets Users Customize Their Blog

    Imran Hussain
    6 May 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Tumblr’s app for iPhone and iPad now lets users customize their blog form within the app. Users can play around with accents, header images and background color to get the right look that they want. http://www.newtontips.com/tumblr-for-ios-update-lets-users-customize-their-blog-from-the-app/
  • Download Authy App To Access Two-Factor Authentication Tokens From Your Computer

    Imran Hussain
    6 May 2014 | 7:07 am
    Access two-factor authentication tokens from services like Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Twitter and more by installing Authy. Works on Google Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux http://www.newtontips.com/authy-app-lets-you-access-two-factor-authentication-tokens-from-you-computer/
  • Control Center for Mac Brings iOS 7 Control Center Functionality To OS X

    Imran Hussain
    5 May 2014 | 8:40 am
    Get the iPhone and iPad’s iOS 7 Control Center on Mac OS X by downloading this app. http://www.newtontips.com/control-center-for-mac-replicates-ios-7-control-center-functionality-for-os-x/
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  • Amazon Is At It Again

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

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

    Phyllis Evans
    24 Jun 2014 | 12:01 am
    Seems like more and more media streamer boxes are becoming available. The two biggies are the Apple TV and Roku. So, which is best for you? Depends on what you want to do with it. I’ve had an Apple TV for a couple of years now. I use it mainly for Netflix, HBO-Go and streaming video content from my iMac. I recently added a Roku Streaming Stick, since my latest TV has 3 HDMI ports. My favorite thing with the Roku? Free Italian language channels. The Apple TV is a solid performer, and if you want to stream from your Apple computer or iPad or iPhone, it’s the logical choice, but the…
  • The Power of InDesign Style Sheets

    Chita Hunter
    20 Jun 2014 | 9:10 am
    I spend a lot of time using InDesign…and I love it! I love working in InDesign because the creative possibilities are endless. It is never dull. As a software trainer there are a lot of features that I see users not using. The reasons vary, either users don’t know the features are there or they don’t (can’t) take the time to learn them due to work deadlines. I beg to differ with those who say they don’t have the time to learn the features. If you learn the features, imagine the time you save period and also in meeting your deadlines. InDesign automates many of…
  • 5 Ways To Improve Your iPhone or iPad Battery Life

    Terry White
    8 Jun 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I love all the services available in iOS 7 for my iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. However, left unmanaged means you’ll be making more trips to the charger. Your iPhone and iPad are very location aware, but this can be a drain on your battery and while I usually have most of these services on, if I’m trying to stretch out my battery life then adjusting a few of these (even if temporarily) will help quite a bit. Let’s start with that big beautiful display – Reduce your brightness I recently noticed how bright my iPhone was because it was set to auto brightness. I’ve…
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  • VIDEO: Bose Suing Beats Over Noise-Canceling Headphones Patent

    GrabPress
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:57 pm
    On Friday electronics maker Bose announced a lawsuit against Beats Electronics, claiming the company infringed on noise-canceling headphone patents. Thanks for checking us out. Please take a look at the rest of our videos and articles. To stay in the loop, bookmark our homepage.
  • Mr. Painter Takes Users on a Unique Journey of Mystery and Fun

    Richard
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Cupertino, California – After much anticipation, the inventive and creative developers at Those Pixels have released Mr. Painter in the App Store, and unleashed a unique new world of curiosity, discovery, mystery and fun. Unlike anything that the app world has ever seen before, Mr. Painter is partly game, partly puzzle, and 100% addictive. Users must help Jepegu Painter (a.k.a. Mr. Painter) travel through five spectacular game worlds, each with its own unique quirks and patterns. In total, there are a whopping 1500 patterns to unlock, including some that the folks at Those Pixels…
  • Stupid Pigeon Is Back On iOS With Raider Of The Lost Egg

    Richard
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Cupertino, California – French social and mobile gaming studio Adictiz unveils Stupid Pigeon 2: Raider of The Lost Egg on iOS, 4 years after the stunning launch of the first episode of Stupid Pigeon on Facebook. It’s All About The – Crazy – Pitch: It is on a bright sunny morning that Stupid Pigeon discovers his paternity. Then, the most predictable happens: Stupid Pigeon loses his newborn baby egg, being too busy setting a trap for his favorite victim Gary! Things later turn from bad to worse when Stupid Pigeon blows up the entire plastic egg factory where Gary is…
  • VIDEO: Amazon Rolls Out A YouTube-Like “Video Shorts” Section On Instant Video

    GrabPress
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    Amazon’s Instant Video service has traditionally been thought of as both a rival to iTunes and Netflix, in terms of offering movies and TV shows for rent, purchase or for free streaming via the company’s Amazon Prime membership program. But now YouTube has joined that list of would-be competitors, as Amazon has now introduced a new section to Instant Video focused on short-form, YouTube-like content called “Video Shorts.”

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  • Documentary Explores the Evolution, Proliferation, and Art of Apps

    Richard
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Long Beach, California – There is no doubt you’re reading this press release on a software application. It’s safe to say that apps are transforming the way we live. Filmmakers Jedidiah Hurt and Jake Schumacher have taken a step to uncovering different sides to the cultural awareness of apps with the launch of their documentary, “App: The Human Story”. “Since the first computer, humanity has been fashioning digital tools to extend our capabilities and augment our reality. Thanks to these digital applications, mankind has surged forward in understanding of…
 
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  • “Peak iPad” Is Inevitable, So Dry Your Eyes

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

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

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

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

    JT
    3 Jun 2014 | 7:58 am
    Did you see the WWDC keynote yesterday? Such a disappointment. No new hardware – Apple’s presentation even had a guy onstage coding. The market took notice too, shaving a total of $7 off the share price by the time the yawning stopped. Above is the impression you’d get about the presentation from much of the mainstream tech press. Those people are idiots. Yesterday’s announcements, in my opinion, mark the most important in WWDC’s history. I’d further argue that this keynote was one of the most important Apple has ever put out. My reasons, in order of…
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  • Dog Days of Summer Specials

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

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

    Small Dog Sales
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    Local Vermonters, we encourage you to head out to Centennial Field tonight for some baseball and Ballpark Bingo with the Lake Monsters! We’re sponsors of Friday Night Ballpark Bingo, and it’s your chance to try your luck and win some great prizes. Tonight, you’ll have a chance to win a Chill Pill Audio Chill Box ($100 value) and the first 500 kids into the stadium get a free Lake Monsters baseball! Check out the schedule here and enjoy a nice summer night at the park!
  • Testimony | Steelie Car Mount

    Will Frascella
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Recently, I’ve written about RokForm, the Just Mobile Deluxe Car Kit and Belkin’s Car Tune in Kibbles & Bytes as solutions to mount your iPhone in the car. However, I found that like most accessories, it’s all about what fits the user and in this case, your vehicle. While manufacturers list most accessories as being universally compatible, we all know with the way cars are set up, that just isn’t the case. Some cars’ cigarette/DC power ports are no longer openly accessible, but rather, tucked away in the center console. The suction cup on the Just Mobile is great, but not for…
  • iPod touch Gets an Update

    Stephanie Farrell
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Today, Apple announced an update to their iPod touch. Nothing too major — those announcements are usually saved for their Keynote presentations — but it may excite some of you out there. A while back you may recall they released a 16GB touch that was pretty much a dumbed-down version of their 32GB and 64GB versions — no rear-facing camera, only came in silver, etc. However, now every 16GB iPod touch comes in all colors (pink, blue, yellow, black and silver), iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording, 4-inch Retina display, A5 chip, and FaceTime camera. The 16GB will come…
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  • Ear Teacher launched for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Adium Software has released Ear Teacher (http://www.earteacher.com), a music education product for the Mac. It provides an integrated, audiovisual course on music theory and aural skill development. The Ear Teacher curriculum consists of nine progressively challenging grades of rhythm, melody, and harmony material. Hands-on exercises follow each topic, and frequent tests reinforce knowledge. Intelligent Practice automatically selects areas for students to practice on a regular basis. read more
  • Flux V for Mac OS X gets new user interface, more

    dsellers
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    The Escapers have announced Flux V (http://www.theescapers.com/flux/), an update to their flagship web design application for Mac OS X. The software can work with everything from a modern site using HTML5 and CSS3 to legacy sites built on older technologies. Version 5 comes with a totally redesigned user interface, fully 64-bit, ARC-compliant and multi-threaded, brand new Master Elements system, crowd sourced Code and more. It's also now now fully 64-bit, fully ARC-compliant and multi-threaded. read more
  • Output Factory for Adobe InDesign now supports EPUB fixed layout

    dsellers
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:55 am
    Zevrix Solutions (http://www.zevrix.com) has announced Output Factory 1.5.6, an update to its professional solution to automate output from Adobe InDesign. The new version lets users export documents to fixed layout version of EPUB in InDesign CC 2014. Output Factory automates printing, exporting and post-processing from InDesign and offers batch output, variable file names, layer versioning, preflighting, detailed history and more. The new version lets users output specific alternate layouts and export them as single pages by including layout names directly in page range string. read more
  • Kool Tools: FontAgent Pro 6.2

    dsellers
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Insider Software's FontAgent Pro has always been a useful professional font manager for the Mac, as it integrates diagnostics, repair, font selection, font book creation, and design tools. Version 6.2 makes it even better as it delivers auto-activation plug-ins for QuarkXPress 10 and Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 applications Photoshop, InDesign, InCopy and Illustrator. 
The new release also supports Insider's line of font server products, including TeamServer for workgroups, FontAgent Pro Enterprise Server with replicatiofail-over and FontAgent Pro CloudServer. read more
  • Wolfram SystemModeler revved to version 4

    dsellers
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    Wolfram has rolled out Wolfram SystemModeler 4 (http://tinyurl.com/o4swmo4), which expands support for modeling libraries, adds standardized deployment of models to other simulation tools, and deepens integration with Mathematica. The software — available on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux platforms — is a modeling and simulation environment for cyber-physical systems. read more
 
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  • The Week's 10 Hottest Apple News Stories, July 25

    J Keirn-Swanson
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:10 pm
    As we get closer to the fall, the news is starting to move to details of the Yosemite OS and possible new features that might show up with the iPhone 6 in iOS. And there's also good news on the horizon for iPhone users who want to switch carriers. Meanwhile, is that a patent filing regarding the iWatch? Let's take a look inside, shall we?
  • Bose Files Lawsuit Against Beats, Citing Five Patent Infringements

    Leif Johnson
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Now that the dust has settled in the wake of Apple's widely publicized announcement of its acquisition of Beats Electronics (which still has yet to close), the Cupertino company's starting to learn that it brought some unexpected baggage with it. Bose today filed a lawsuit against Beats, claiming that the company infringed on five of the company's patents.As reported by TechCrunch, Bose alleges that Beats' headphones, many of which claim to support "Adaptive Noise Cancellation," draw heavily from Bose's more than 50 years of research into the design of its QuietComfort noise-cancellation…
  • Unlocking iPhones (to Switch Carriers) May Soon Be Legal in U.S.

    Leif Johnson
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:06 pm
    The controversies associated with unlocking one's iPhone have dogged the smartphone since its origins, but now at last (with some qualifications), it looks like the practice will at last gain some legitimacy. The bill in question only covers the right to switch from one carrier to another, but it's a step forward, and the bill has only one more step to take before it becomes law.The bill, Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy reports, is called the "Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act" and the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the bill today. (See? At least Congress…
  • Ask: Merge iPhoto Libraries

    Cory Bohon
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Got an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question? We have the answer. In this week's installment of Ask, we'll tell you how to combine multiple iPhoto libraries into one.Question: Somehow I’ve created many iPhoto libraries, some of which are nested within other iPhoto libraries. How do I make it so that I have just one iPhoto library? I get the feeling there is more to it than just dragging the contents of one into the other.Answer: You are correct — this process is a little more complicated than simply copying one iPhoto library into another. You can do it manually, but it’s usually error-prone…
  • Price Drop: The Weekend's Best App Deals, July 25

    J Keirn-Swanson
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    We've got some serious games in here for you, along with a big-name productivity app on the half-price shelf, so it's a good day to get yourself to the App Store!
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  • Mac Firmware: EFI Update for Mid-2011 MBAs

    the rocr
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Have an older MacBook Air, specifically a mid-2011 model? Yep, Apple has released a Mac firmware update that address an issue in mid-2011 MacBook Air models that causes them to take longer to wake from sleep than expected. Does that have ... The post Mac Firmware: EFI Update for Mid-2011 MBAs appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Refurbished iMac 27″, $1,129; MBP, $999; Mac mini, $509

    the rocr
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
    And, yes, shipping is free. Shipping is always free on Apple Certified Factory Refurbished iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. Today’s sweet deal is a 27-inch refurbished iMac for just $1,129 — more than $500 off the ... The post Refurbished iMac 27″, $1,129; MBP, $999; Mac mini, $509 appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • MacBook Air Stickers Ad: It’s About Love

    the rocr
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
    When I first saw Apple’s new “Stickers” MacBook Air TV commercial, one of my first thoughts was, “Steve would never have allowed that!” Which is, of course, a very silly thought. Perhaps the silliest thing is that people are still ... The post MacBook Air Stickers Ad: It’s About Love appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • New in OS X Yosemite: Mail 8 with Mark Up, Big Attachments, etc

    the rocr
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Here is a quick look at Apple’s official “What’s new in Mail 8″ overview, which can be found inside the latest beta of Mail 8, which shipped with OS X Yosemite Beta 4. • Mark up attachments — Use Markup to add ... The post New in OS X Yosemite: Mail 8 with Mark Up, Big Attachments, etc appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • OS X Yosemite Beta 4 Delivers iTunes 12, Improved Dark Mode, etc

    the rocr
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    It’s round four of Apple Summer o’ 2014 desktop operating system sweepstakes. OS X Yosemite Beta 4 (aka Developer Preview 4, Build 14A298i) shows Cupertino’s software simians in top form with a iTunes 12, more Dark Mode functionality and Jony ... The post OS X Yosemite Beta 4 Delivers iTunes 12, Improved Dark Mode, etc appeared first on FairerPlatform.
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  • How to use your email – Infographic

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

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

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

    Justin Esgar
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    We are super pleased to announce the launch of our San Francisco office. Virtua Computers now with offices in NYC and California becomes your “any-time I need help I can call” Apple consultants. Our SF offices are run by Nick McSpadden. Nicks prior experiences of working at a private school make him the perfect consultant for your business. Why? He’s probably seen every issue there could possibly be! Nick’s expertise in deployment, and IT management means he can help streamline your business. No more late nights wondering why your email isn’t working – Nick…
  • Am I in the Cloud?

    Justin Esgar
    5 Mar 2014 | 7:53 am
    The concept of the “Cloud” is a very confusing one. There are so many different interpretations of the cloud, so todays post is about explaining the different cloud options that are out there. When discussing the cloud, the only thing they all have in common is that there is some sort of internet component. This doesn’t mean that all of it is on the internet, but there is a part that involves the internet. Let’s look at some examples: iCloud – Apples cloud technology. iCloud allows wireless syncing of things like your contacts and your calendars between your Macs…
 
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  • Apple plans to open second store in Turkey (confirmed)

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

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

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

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

    Serhat Kurt
    29 May 2014 | 1:47 am
    According to a recent rumor, Apple is working on smart home features for its iOS devices. Apple reportedly will unveil this at the Worldwide Developer Conference on June 2nd. In line with this rumor, Apple’s new patent application titled “integrated home service network” describes a system, referred to as a ‘home controller’, to facilitate the integration of […] The post Apple’s new ‘smart home’ patent appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
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    All About Apple

  • Complained about Apple Hold Music, Tim Cook fixed it.

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

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

  • Apple’s First Beta of OS X Yosemite

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Apple’s first public beta of its forthcoming OS X 10.10 software update known as Yosemite will be available for download on July 24th this year for testing in advance of its schedule release till... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s New Swift Programming Language

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    As disclosed to analysts, Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive informed that the company’s new Swift programming language would be a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem and an excellent contributing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple Granted Patent for Wrist Worn Wearable

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    Apple has been working on a smartwatch device and the Cupertino Company has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the wrist worn wearable electronic device with strap... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What on Earth did we do on the Internet Before Youtube?!

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:51 am
    The internet has really grown quickly and things have changed so fast over the last few years. Have you ever thought about the fact that Youtube has only existed since 2005? What did we do to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s Latest Mac with AppleCare Protection Plan

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    Apple insider has been teaming with Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama as part of its continuous effort in delivering the lowest price on its Apple Macs and iOS devices with a 3 Year AppleCare... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • FOM Podcast Episode 4 is Available for Download | FOM

    FriendsofMac
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    Friends of Mac Episode 4 is now available for download: iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-of-mac/id891972073?mt=2 or Podomatic http://friendsofmac.podomatic.com/entry/2014-07-06T18_10_47-07_00
  • Share the gift of Podcast!!! | FOM

    FriendsofMac
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    If you love our podcast, share it!!! On iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-of-mac/id891972073?mt=2 On PodOMatic: http://www.podomatic.com/profile/brunnecc?public=1 Thanks, Chris
  • The Secrets of Emoji on iOS Revealed | OverBidMe

    FriendsofMac
    22 Jun 2014 | 11:23 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 keyboards select “Emoji” That’s it !
  • First Leaked Display Part from the 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 – Mac Rumors

    FriendsofMac
    22 Jun 2014 | 10:31 am
    The first alleged parts from the larger 5.5″ iPhone 6 have been shared by 9to5Mac. The image shows the front and back of an LCD backlight panel that measures ~14 centimeters or ~5.5 inches diagonally. The site claims this represents a part for the 5.5″ iPhone 6 which has been rumored to be launching later this year. Apple is also expected to produce a 4.7″ model as well. We’ve already seen some possible part leaks for the 4.7″ model, but this is the first part leak for the 5.5″ model. Reports had originally suggested the 5.5″ model would be released…
  • Apple Just Ended the Era of Paid Operating Systems | Wired Business | Wired.com

    FriendsofMac
    23 Oct 2013 | 10:22 pm
    The desktop operating system is dead as a major profit center, and Apple just delivered the obituary.Amid a slew of incremental improvements to its iPad tablets and MacBook laptops, Apple today announced some landmark news about its oldest surviving operating system: It will not charge for the latest big upgrade, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, breaking from a tradition that goes back 16 years and shining a light on a long-unfolding reversal in how tech profits are made. Eighteen years ago, the tech industry’s dominant company made nearly half its revenue selling OS licenses. Now, as Apple just…
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  • Top 10 Apps with Best Graphic Designs

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

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

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

    Milana Rose
    27 Jun 2014 | 1:21 am
    You just finished your book. It is fabulous and you simple know that. You have already imagined a reader’s stampede to a bookshop or tons of downloads of its e book version. You the man. The Writer. However, it seems […]
  • Use Content Marketing As An Effective Promotion Tool

    Milana Rose
    13 Jun 2014 | 1:33 am
    Whether you own a small beauty therapy clinic or operate a chain of nationwide clinics, content marketing should form the core element of your online marketing strategy. As a beauty therapist, you have a wealth of knowledge regarding several elements […]
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    AllTimeMac

  • A Look at the new iOS8 and Expected Features in iPhones & iPads

    kooolabhi4u
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:46 am
    At the recently held Apple Worldwide Developer conference (WWDC), it was all about Apple’s new operating system. iOS 8, the latest version of the mobile OS, was revealed, explored and explained by Apple. However, there was nothing on the upcoming iPhones and iPads. Meanwhile, studying the release of iOS 8 can hint what can be expected from the next generation of iPhones and iPads. The secrecy with Apple products is known to all and the features of upcoming iPads and iPhones can only be predicted and not forecasted. In fact, Apple might have intended to hint at some of the features of future…
  • Apple iWatch Will Have 10+ Health And Fitness Sensors And Will Come In Different Sizes

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

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

    Qasim Zaib
    17 Jun 2014 | 5:45 am
    Parallels on Tuesday updates its subscription based Remote Desktop App Parallels Access which is now available on iPhone. Parallels Access iPhone app also features new gestures and controls to support orientation on smartphones. Parallels Access allows iPad (and now iPhone) users to access their Mac or Windows PCs on their tablets and smartphones remotely. “Parallels Access received a tremendously positive reception from iPad users, and now we are extending our solution to millions of Android and iPhone users. While traditional remote desktop products are trying to show a large desktop on a…
  • Apple Adds ESPN And Over 40 Local NPR Stations To iTunes Radio

    Qasim Zaib
    10 Jun 2014 | 12:52 pm
    ESPN Radio and over 40 local National Public Radio (NPR) stations around the U.S. can now be streamed live on iTunes Radio. The new stations are accessible from both the iOS app and the desktop computers via searching. iTunes Radio is a music streaming service similar to Rdio, Spotify and Pandora launched with the iOS 7 and offers great competition to its rivals. The ESPN Radio station on the iTunes Radio streams the same content that is available through ESPN radio affiliates. The program schedule can be found on the ESPN website. The ESPN channel will broad special events such as the…
 
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