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  • Apple launches Maps Connect to let businesses add details to their Maps listing

    MacBlogz
    John-Michael Bond
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Apple Maps has experienced some growing pains over the years, but with time the app has become a useful GPS solution. Of course there's always room for improvement, which is why Apple has launched Maps Connect. Maps Connect is a new service for small...
  • Apple to drop support of SSL 3.0 due to POODLE vulnerability

    MacNN
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:55 pm
    In a note to developers, Apple has announced that due to a serious security flaw in SSL version 3.0, the company will be dropping support for the protocol beginning Wednesday, October 29 for all of its push notifications, which are delivered through Apple's own servers. The company will switch to Transport Layer Security (TSL) for the service, and notes that developers will need to build in support for TSL in their apps to ensure uninterrupted push notification compatibility if they haven't already....
  • Addressing Mac OS X Yosemite's most annoying "features"

    TUAW
    Steven Sande
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Mac OS X Yosemite has been in the wild for about a week now, just long enough for tech bloggers and many users to find things that frankly drive them nuts about the new OS. Longtime Macworld writer and fellow ailurophile Kirk McElhearn toted up his...
  • Apple avoids $94M patent infringement suit leveled by patent troll GPNE

    AppleInsider - Frontpage News
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Apple on Wednesday came out unscathed from a patent suit leveled by non-practicing entity GPNE, which claimed the Cupertino tech giant infringed on mobile technology properties with its iPhone and iPad products.
  • How to Use Apple Pay

    TidBITS
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    iOS 8.1 has brought the highly anticipated Apple Pay to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Managing Editor Josh Centers dives into Apple Pay to explain how to use 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 Apple-related products.
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    MacNN

  • Apple to drop support of SSL 3.0 due to POODLE vulnerability

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:55 pm
    In a note to developers, Apple has announced that due to a serious security flaw in SSL version 3.0, the company will be dropping support for the protocol beginning Wednesday, October 29 for all of its push notifications, which are delivered through Apple's own servers. The company will switch to Transport Layer Security (TSL) for the service, and notes that developers will need to build in support for TSL in their apps to ensure uninterrupted push notification compatibility if they haven't already....
  • Tim Cook posts photo from latest China visit

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Apple CEO Tim Cook has posted a picture from his latest trip to China on Twitter, showing him sharing a laugh with a factory worker named Zhang Fan, who helps assemble the iPhone 6 at a factory in Zhengzhou. While Foxconn's factories manufacture equipment for a wide variety of technology firms including Google, Microsoft and others, Cook is the only CEO to routinely visit the facilities and personally investigate conditions and safety at the plants. He called the meeting with Zhang "an early highlight" of the trip....
  • Twitter introduces Digits, a new way to log into applications

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Twitter started putting the pieces into place to distance users from password requirements with the announcement of Digits. The company unveiled the new platform at its first mobile developer conference in San Francisco today as a part of its Fabric suite of development tools. Rather than relying on a username and password for every app, Digits uses a telephone number and text messages to confirm identities instead....
  • Apple found not guilty of infringing on expired GPNE patents

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Non-practicing entity GPNE, which had tried to sue Apple over alleged infringement of expired pager-related 3G wireless patents, has come away completely empty-handed after a jury exonerated Apple of all charges. The firm, which has attempted to sue or sued most other big-name tech firms over the same or similar patents, had sought $94 million in damages (which Apple had referred to as an "attempt to extort money" from the iPhone maker), but was awarded nothing....
  • AT&T reveals third quarter earnings, falls short of estimates

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:11 pm
    AT&T's quarterly results fell short of industry projections when the company announced $32.9 billion in revenue for the third quarter of 2014. The resulting earnings per share (EPS) was $0.63, missing the projected $0.64 EPS on $33.25 billion in revenue. While the company may have missed projections, it announced that it picked up more than 2 million mobile and broadband customers....
 
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    Office Blogs

  • Office 365 helps customers with IRS 1075 compliance

    Office 365 Team
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Vijay Kumar is a senior product manager and Shawn Veney is a principal architect on the Office 365 team. As part of Microsoft’s commitment to compliance, we strive to ensure that our cloud services, like Office 365, meet or exceed the breadth of regulations and standards our customers require. This is especially important for government agencies, which are investing more and more in moving to cloud productivity services, and require security-enhanced and scalable cloud solutions that address a range of constantly-evolving regulatory, compliance and policy requirements. Today, we are pleased…
  • The Garage Series for Office 365: Crash course in PowerShell for managing Office 365

    Jeremy Chapman
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    On this week’s show Jeremy Chapman is joined once again by scripting guy, Greg Stemp, to apply PowerShell to practical tasks within Office 365. Greg demonstrates how PowerShell can be used for automating bulk tasks, building advanced queries against data in the service, saving the results to a file for other processes to use and some things you just can’t do in the user interface. If you’ve been putting off learning PowerShell to manage your Office 365 environment, this is part two in a series to help you get started. Last week we kicked off a two-part series for using…
  • Henkel upgrades 40,000 users to Office 365 ProPlus in 5 months

    Office 365 Team
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    Today’s post was written by Markus Petrak, corporate director of Integrated Business Solutions, New Technologies / Office 365 for Henkel AG & Company.  Here at Henkel, we’ve been very busy modernizing our IT infrastructure. After upgrading our computers to get everyone on Windows 7, we decided to adopt Microsoft Office 365 for all of our productivity needs. Office 365 is a cloud-based productivity solution that includes Exchange Online, Lync Online, SharePoint Online, and the Office 365 ProPlus client. We had been using Lotus Notes and Office 2003 and felt we were not achieving…
  • Toggle between Outlook.com, OneDrive and Office Online with the new app launcher

    James Shields
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today, when you log in to Outlook.com, OneDrive.com, or Office Online, you may notice something new. We have updated our header to create a consistent and simple way to switch between your Microsoft services—the app launcher. Last week we announced a new way to organize and launch apps in Office 365 for business. Today, we’re introducing the new app launcher, which offers a single point of access to the personal services you use daily: Outlook.com, People, Calendar, OneDrive and Office Online.  We’re excited to say that launching apps is now the same, whether you’re using…
  • Click to launch, click to switch

    Office Team
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Matt Gauthier, senior program manager with the Office Online team. Click to launch apps Last week we announced a new way to organize and launch apps in Office 365 for business cloud-based services. Today, we’re starting to roll out the new app launcher for our consumer services—namely Office Online, Outlook.com and OneDrive.  Outlook.com users have been switching apps this way for quite some time, so today’s change represents a small visual change. However, the exciting news is that now launching apps is the same whether you’re working or tending to…
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    TidBITS

  • Welcome Wi-Fi Changes under Yosemite’s Hood

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Apple made a few minor tweaks to how Wi-Fi is used in Yosemite, some of which are useful and others of which finally shake off the past. 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.
  • How to Use Apple Pay

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    iOS 8.1 has brought the highly anticipated Apple Pay to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Managing Editor Josh Centers dives into Apple Pay to explain how to use 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 Apple-related products.
  • SpamSieve 2.9.17

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    Adds support for Apple Mail in Yosemite ($30 new, free update, 14.1 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
  • Hazel 3.3

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    Adds support for matching multiple rules and using custom attributes defined in earlier conditions. ($29 new, free update, 8.9 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
  • How Spotlight Suggestions Handles Privacy

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    In iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite Spotlight now searches the Internet, not just your local device, for the information you are looking for. Going beyond Apple’s documentation, Security Editor Rich Mogull digs into how Apple provides relevant results, while still managing your privacy.  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…
 
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    TUAW

  • Apple launches Maps Connect to let businesses add details to their Maps listing

    John-Michael Bond
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Apple Maps has experienced some growing pains over the years, but with time the app has become a useful GPS solution. Of course there's always room for improvement, which is why Apple has launched Maps Connect. Maps Connect is a new service for small...
  • Siri can guess sports odds and thinks the Royals will win the World Series

    John-Michael Bond
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Siri has another neat trick you may not have known about -- gambling speculation. If you ask Siri "who is going to win the World Series?" it will tell you exactly who is currently predicted to win. In this case Siri thinks the Royals are going to...
  • Google's new app Inbox brings Google Now styled filters to your email

    John-Michael Bond
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Google has debuted a new email filtering app called Inbox which compiles pieces of information from your Gmail account and groups them together for faster access. It allows you to quickly find travel plans, photos, documents, or event information...
  • Addressing Mac OS X Yosemite's most annoying "features"

    Steven Sande
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Mac OS X Yosemite has been in the wild for about a week now, just long enough for tech bloggers and many users to find things that frankly drive them nuts about the new OS. Longtime Macworld writer and fellow ailurophile Kirk McElhearn toted up his...
  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Kelly Hodgkins
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Cycloramic for iPhone...
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    MacRumors

  • iFixit Tears Down iPad Air 2, Confirms Smaller Battery, A8X Chip, and 2GB RAM

    Juli Clover
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Now that the iPad Air 2 is being delivered to customers and showing up in retail Apple Stores, iFixit has acquired one of the new tablets and has begun one of its traditional teardowns to see just what's inside Apple's thinner, more powerful iPad Air 2. According to iFixit, the "gapless" front panel is more rigid than previous iPad models, and feels sturdier when it's being pried up with the company's proprietary iOpener. As with all iPads, the glued down display is the only access point to the tablet. As noted in reviews, the iPad Air 2 has a smaller battery than the original iPad Air,…
  • iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 Now Available In Stores via Personal Pickup

    Juli Clover
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Apple's new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 have begun hitting retail stores, as we reported earlier, and the tablets are now available for in-store pickup for a limited number of retail locations that have received shipments. It appears that in-store availability is limited to Wi-Fi only tablets at this time. Many stores on the east coast of the United States are showing wide availability of both tablets as stores receive shipments and unpack boxes. Availability on the west coast is still limited as it is earlier in the day and stores are not yet prepared to begin retail sales. Apple store…
  • Apple Encouraging Chrome and Firefox Users to Try Safari After Installing Yosemite

    Juli Clover
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Chrome and Firefox users that install OS X Yosemite are receiving notifications suggesting they give Safari a try, according to multiple reports on Twitter (via Tom Davenport). After upgrading to Yosemite, Apple is sending popups that read "Try the new Safari. Fast, energy efficient, and with a beautiful new design." The interactive notification comes with "Later" and "Try Now" options, and it seems that users may be receiving the messages when opening Chrome or Firefox for the first time after installing the operating system update. Apple made several updates to Safari in OS X Yosemite,…
  • Apple Pay Glitch Causes Bank of America Customers to Be Charged Twice for Purchases

    Juli Clover
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    With Apple Pay positioned as a brand new service that requires banks, credit card companies, and vendors to all work together, it seems that some glitches in the system are inevitable. Some Bank of America customers have been running into a serious problem when using Apple Pay to make purchases, with two charges showing up on their credit card statements. A CNN report from this morning first suggested that multiple Bank of America customers had been double charged, which Bloomberg later confirmed. Hundreds of customers are said to be affected. A Bank of America representative contacted by CNN…
  • MasterCard Airs 'Priceless Surprises' World Series Ads Featuring Apple Pay

    Eric Slivka
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    Earlier this week, Major League Baseball and MasterCard announced a partnership that has seen Apple Pay support roll out at concession stands at ballparks in San Francisco and Kansas City for the World Series. As part of its World Series promotional push, MasterCard also debuted a pair of television ads during last night's Game 1, featuring Apple Pay and the company's "Priceless Surprises" program that has seen cardholders surprised with various rewards. One spot features former New York Yankees star Mariano Rivera and longtime Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, while the second…
 
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    Macworld

  • The Week in iOS Accessories: New products for new iPads

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    New products for new iPadsThis week's roundup of iOS accessories includes a number of new items to accompany Apple's latest generation of iPads.BelkinBelkin is updating its QODE line of keyboard cases to fit the iPad Air 2. Devices include the $150 QODE Ultimate Pro (pictured); the $130 QODE Ultimate; and the $100 Slim Style Keyboard Case for both the iPad Air and iPad Air 2. All of these devices will be available to ship in December.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Some Bank of America customers double-charged with Apple Pay

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Some Bank of America customers have been double-charged for purchases made with Apple Pay, the payment system Apple launched on Monday. Roughly 1,000 transactions made with Apple Pay were logged twice in customer accounts, said Tara Burke, a spokeswoman with Bank of America, which is one of the largest U.S. banks and was an Apple Pay launch partner. “We apologize for the inconvenience and are correcting the problem,” said Burke. The duplicate transactions should be removed by the end of Wednesday. Apple Pay utilizes a secure chip inside Apple’s new iPhone 6 that enables the phone to…
  • Twitter brings log-in via phone number to wider app landscape with 'Fabric' platform

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Twitter is opening its nest to more mobile developers, with a new service for easier app sign-ins.The company on Wednesday began rolling out “Digits,” an alternative tool mobile developers can use to let people sign in to their apps instead of using their email or other social account credentials.It’s one of a range of new features included in “Fabric,” a new platform for app developers designed to help them build, grow and monetize their apps, which Twitter also announced Wednesday.Fabric was developed from some services Twitter has already made available for developers, like its…
  • 10 iPad Air 2 reviews in 10 quintessential quotes

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    Apple’s just-announced tablets, the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, haven’t hit store shelves yet, but the early reviews are in. After four days with the devices, most outlets were impressed by the slimmed-down iPad Air 2 but would recommend it only to owners of early-generation iPads. The iPad mini 3’s slight update—a new gold option and Touch ID—weren’t enough to win a ringing endorsement from any expert. We’ll be weighing in with our in-depth analysis and test results on both tablets, but until then, we picked out some of the best insights from our fellow journalists around the…
  • Google unveils Inbox, a new Gmail app that reorganizes and reformats your mail

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    Starting with an invite-only beta, Inbox brings the intelligence of Google Now to your Google mail.
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    MacTech News

  • Elixir releases Tesla Pro theme for RapidWeaver 6

    dsellers
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    Elixir Graphics has announced Tesla Pro (http://tinyurl.com/k3ajw6w), an US$24.95 "elegant, responsive theme" for RapidWeaver 6, Realmac Software's web development tool. According to Adam Shiver, owner of Elixir Graphic, some of its most notable features are: extra stock banners; the ability to use your own images as banners; two ExtraContent areas; a lightbox for photo album images; and the "Blog Entry topper."
  • The Nova BLOX is a new power pack for smartphones, tablets, other devices

    dsellers
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    Juno Power has launched the Nova BLOX, a 4,000 mAh power pack packed in a five-ounce aluminum case with a 2.1A USB output. It charges smartphones, tablets, cameras and any other 5V device. The palm-sized Nova BLOX is equipped with a high-powered LED flashlight. It's offered in three tints of gold, grey and silver. The power bank purportedly provides up to 20 hours of additional talk time for the iPhone 5, 12 hours for the Samsung Galaxy series and 18 hours for the Moto X. The Nova BLOX is currently available at JunoPower.com and Amazon.com for $24.99.
  • Pyle Audio presents the Street Vibe Portable Bluetooth Speaker System

    dsellers
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Pyle Audio (www.pyleaudio.com) has introduced the US$149.99 Street Vibe Portable Bluetooth Speaker System, a classic boom box system that allows instant wireless music streaming through Bluetooth utilization. Additionally, the Street Vibe uses NFC (Near Field Communication) to connect with Android devices. The Street Vibe is built in the retro boom box mold, but with a LCD display and USB/Micro SD memory card readers. It boasts two 2.5-inch stereo speakers, a built-in rechargeable battery (2200 mAh), a FM radio and sleep timer function, EQ presets, and touch button controls.
  • Bike2Power introduces the MountCase Kit for the iPhone 6

    dsellers
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Bike2Power (www.bike2power.com) has introduced the MountCase Bike Kit for iPhone 6, and the BikeCharge Dynamo, a compact and mountable device with an integrated bicycle dynamo. The US$49.95 MountCase Bike Kit comes equipped with a RainGuard and MountCase, converting from an everyday case to a bike-mounting system. It's build of polycarbonate plastic and weighs less than two ounces. The RainGuard lays over the MountCase protecting the device from rain, snow, dust and dirt. read more
  • ScreenFlow 5.0 adds support for iOS recording, more

    dsellers
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Telestream has released ScreenFlow 5.0, the latest version of the company's screencasting and video editing software for the Mac. The upgrade adds such features as direct recording from iOS devices, enhanced ease of use, improved media management, and new publishing capabilities. read more
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    Touch Arcade

  • Out Now: 'NHL 2K', 'Tilt to Live: Gauntlet's Revenge', 'Puzzle to the Center of the Earth', 'Mmm Fingers', 'Ghostbusters Pinball' and Much More

    Jared Nelson
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Here we go folks, another Wednesday night/almost Thursday morning and another huge batch of new iOS games have hit the US App Store. This week is particularly strong, with a new game from Foursaken Media, a new entry in the classic Tilt to Live series, a desperately-needed NHL hockey game for mobile, and just so much more. Make sure you take your time looking through the entire list below and checking out impressions in the forum threads, and as always let us know what you're picking up in the comments below. The Arrow Game iTunes Description Guide a flying arrow through skyscrapers and city…
  • 'Final Fantasy 5' Updated with iCloud Save Syncing and MFi Controller Support

    Jared Nelson
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Ahoy hoy retro RPG enthusiasts, here's some very welcoming news: Square Enix has just updated their iOS port of Final Fantasy V [$15.99] with iCloud save syncing and MFi game controller support. As the update descriptions says, "Game data saved with iCloud can now be shared across devices! At home or away, on your iPhone or iPad, pick the play style that's best for you." Neat! The update description also mentions now supporting the Logitech PowerShell Controller specifically, but as was the case with a similar update to Final Fantasy VI, the game does indeed work with a Steel Series Stratus…
  • Huge 'Junk Jack X' Halloween Update Now Available

    Jared Nelson
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    As fans of Pixbits' Junk Jack X [$4.99] are well aware, the developers of the 2D crafting adventure game are always on top of holiday-themed and seasonal content updates. With Halloween approaching at the end of this month, Pixbits has pushed out their latest update for Junk Jack X, and it's stuffed like a scarecrow with all sorts of spooky new goodies. There's a new Halloween biome, new mobs like a Zombie Witch and Black Cat, spiders that will drop from trees (yuck), new Halloween cooking recipes, and lots more. Along with the Halloween stuff, Terra has been changed to not be summer-themed…
  • Now You Can Win Real Money by Playing 'Big Buck Hunter Pro Tournament Edition'

    Carter Dotson
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Have you ever played Big Buck Hunter and thought "I'm so good at this game, they should pay me to play it?" Well, there are the Big Buck Hunter World Championships in Minneapolis on October 24th, which I have just learned are a thing and are sponsored by both Old Milwaukee beer and Twitch, which is an amzing combination of sponsors. You can actually watch the tournament being streamed on Twitch this weekend. But I fear it might be a bit late to enter for this year's tournament. But the good news is that the iOS Big Buck Hunter Pro Tournament Edition [Free] is trying to make your dreams of…
  • 'Train Conductor 3' Resurrects The Voxel Agents' 2010 Train Puzzler

    Carter Dotson
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Voxel Agents have announced that they are working on Train Conductor 3, the latest in their series, of, well, train conducting games. Apparently Australians don't mess around with the names of games. Look at Fruit Ninja [$0.99 / Free], or Jetpack Joyride [Free], both games that accurately describe what they are. So goes Train Conductor. The third entry in the series, the first since Train Conductor 2: USA [$1.99], which came out in 2010 but was recently updated for the iPhone 6/+, takes the train action to Europe and the Golden Age of steam trains, helping to get trains to their…
 
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Bluetooth-tracking beacon programs uncovered in LA, Chicago

    Casey Johnston
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The Logan Square stop on the Chicago Transit Authority blue line. Kumar McMillan A report from BuzzFeed News Wednesday suggests that the tracking beacons that cropped up in New York phone booths last year have spread to new cities, including Los Angeles and Chicago. The beacons have been sprinkled around transit centers, including Chicago Transit Authority rail stops and LA bus stops. The beacons, created by Gimbal, connect with devices like smartphones via Bluetooth and can harvest information like the device's Bluetooth address, as well as the date, time, and location of connection. The…
  • iOS 8.1 mini-review: Testing Apple Pay, SMS forwarding, and more

    Andrew Cunningham
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    iOS 5, 6, and 7 got many minor updates throughout their life cycles, but each received only one "major" update in their year or so as Apple's newest mobile operating system. iOS 5.1, 6.1, and 7.1 were all released several months after the initial release, and each update marked the point where the version became "mature." Apple is mixing things up with iOS 8. Version 8.1 is here just a month after the initial release, and plentiful evidence shows that both versions 8.2 and 8.3 are already in testing at Cupertino. It's a rapid-fire schedule more in line with iOS 4, a release in which bug…
  • Sapphire manufacturer and Apple agree to part ways “amicably”

    Megan Geuss
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Sapphire surfaces like those used on TouchID were not used for the screen on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Kārlis Dambrāns Today, synthetic sapphire manufacturer GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) and Apple announced their agreement [PDF] to dissolve their partnership amicably after GTAT filed a surprising bankruptcy claim earlier this month. The proceedings threatened to expose information about Apple's dealings with GTAT, something Apple desperately wanted to hide, as evidenced by court filings from Apple asking that its objection to GTAT's Chapter 11 proceedings be submitted in secret. Now it…
  • Early iPad Air 2 benchmark suggests tri-core CPU, 2GB of RAM

    Andrew Cunningham
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The iPad Air 2 in profile. Its new A8X chip is stacking up pretty well. Andrew Cunningham Apple's iPad Air 2 contains a new chip called the A8X, an SoC that's faster than the A7 in the original iPad Air or the iPad Mini 2 and 3 and the A8 in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Apple would only say that the chip's CPU is about 40 percent faster than the A7 and that it has a GPU that's 2.5 times faster. We haven't gotten our hands on an iPad Air 2 review unit yet, so we haven't been able to test out these claims. A test from Primate Labs' Geekbench Results Browser sheds an interesting light on the…
  • iFixit’s 2014 Mac Mini teardown shows a sealed, less-upgradeable redesign

    Andrew Cunningham
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    The 2014 Mac Mini has fewer internal components than before, which is good for Apple's manufacturing but bad for upgraders. iFixit A few months back, we weighed the pros and cons of shrinking Apple's Mac Mini. Shrinking the computer has the obvious benefits of making it smaller and thus easier to fit in more places, but we feared it would come at the cost of upgradeability and reparability. A smaller Mini would need to solder more parts to the motherboard to save space, and it could give up niceties like the second 2.5-inch drive bay that make it a nice mini-server. When Apple updated the…
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    Digg

  • Some Early Apple Pay Customers Double-Charged

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    About 1,000 Bank of America debit transactions made using  Apple 's new mobile-payment system were mistakenly duplicated.
  • Apple Launches 'Maps Connect,' Self-Service Local Listings Portal

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    Apple released a new self-service portal to add or edit local business listings: Apple Maps Connect. It’s intended for small business owners or their authorized representatives (though not agencies) to be able to quickly and easily add content directly into Apple Maps.
  • Here Are All The Places You Can Use Apple Pay

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Officially launching today, here are all the banks, apps and businesses that currently accept Apple Pay.
  • Leak Indicates Apple Pay Will Launch Next Week

    12 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    An internal memo addressed to Walgreens employees designed to prepare them for the upcoming launch of Apple Pay suggests that Apple 's new payments service might be going live on Saturday, October 18.
  • Apple Was Just Granted A Patent For A Digital Newspaper

    8 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    Apple just received a patent for what could be a revolutionary new device that they refer to as a digital periodical. The unit can also act as an advertising display for a retail store application and beyond. Apple reveals that the new device would use an advanced form of MMS to deliver the content to this new kind of device.
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    MacStories

  • Fantastical 2.2: Interactive Notifications, Share Extension, and Today Widget

    Federico Viticci
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    Fantastical, developed by Flexibits, has long been one of my favorite calendar apps for iOS. Since the app's first release over three years ago, I've come to expect my calendar to support natural language input; after the launch of version 2.0 for iPhone, Fantastical showed me why I wanted my todo list to be integrated with the calendar with excellent and seamless support for iCloud calendars and reminders in a unified experience. Reminders, however, turned out to be a problem for me as I switched to Todoist earlier this year: I've started using Sunrise – which is a great app – to…
  • Maps Connect: Apple’s Tool for Small Businesses to List on Apple Maps

    Graham Spencer
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    Greg Sterling of Search Engine Land has a great post that details how small businesses can use Apple's Maps Connect tool to add their business to the Apple Maps database. It isn't a completely new feature, as pointed out by Apple Spotlight, but new features have been added and Apple is now actively promoting the feature. This afternoon Apple notified us of a new self-service portal to add or edit local business listings: Apple Maps Connect. It’s intended for small business owners or their authorized representatives (though not agencies) to be able to quickly and easily add content…
  • How One Boy With Autism Became BFF With Apple’s Siri

    Federico Viticci
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    For most of us, Siri is merely a momentary diversion. But for some, it’s more. My son’s practice conversation with Siri is translating into more facility with actual humans. Yesterday I had the longest conversation with him that I’ve ever had. Admittedly, it was about different species of turtles and whether I preferred the red-eared slider to the diamond-backed terrapin. This might not have been my choice of topic, but it was back and forth, and it followed a logical trajectory. I can promise you that for most of my beautiful son’s 13 years of existence, that has not…
  • iStat Mini

    Federico Viticci
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Bjango's iStat Menus has been one of my must-have Mac apps for the past four years, but I have to admit that I don't use all of its features. I don't need iStat Menus' comprehensive set of tools to monitor my CPU, fan temperature, or network usage – mostly because I don't understand that data and just want to know how much free memory and storage I have. iStat Mini, released last week on the Mac App Store, takes iStat Menus' most popular features and puts them in Yosemite's Today view with a compact widget that's always a swipe away. iStat Mini will show you CPU, memory, and disk…
  • Rdio Launches High-Quality Streams, Interactive Notifications on iOS 8

    Federico Viticci
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Last week, Rdio addressed one of my longstanding criticisms of the service by launching high-quality AAC streams with a 320 kbps option for Unlimited users: Today we’re happy to announce we’ve converted our entire catalog of over 30 million songs to high-quality AAC audio. Listeners around the world now have four sound quality settings to choose from across iOS, Android, and the web. All Rdio users can choose between data-efficient 64 kbps all the way up to 192 kbps. Rdio Unlimited subscribers now also have the option of listening in pristine-quality 320 kbps. Plus individually…
 
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  • Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray buys each starting offensive linemen new Apple iMacs

    MacDailyNews
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
    “The NFL’s leading rusher who is having a historic start to the season helped spread the love Wednesday in the Dallas Cowboys locker room,” Brandon George reports for The Dallas Morning News. “Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray bought new iMac desktop computers for each of the five starting offensive linemen and had them delivered to their lockers at Valley Ranch on Wednesday,” George reports. “Murray leads the NFL with 913 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns on 187 carries through the first seven games. Murray has rushed for 100 or more yards in each…
  • Apple promptly calls out ‘patent troll’ after trial win

    MacDailyNews
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:40 pm
    “Apple Inc., barred at a trial from calling its opponent a ‘patent troll,’ did exactly that less than an hour after jurors found in favor of the iPhone-maker and rejected claims for $93.7 million in damages,” Joel Rosenblatt reports for Bloomberg. “The federal jury in San Jose, California, arrived at its decision in its second day of deliberations. GPNE Corp. claimed as many as nine Apple products, including the iPhone 5, the iPad 3 and iPad Mini, infringe its patents covering wireless data communication in pagers,” Rosenblatt reports. “GPNE, based in…
  • Apple’s Mac surge: 2015 could be even bigger

    MacDailyNews
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    “The massive iPhone sales that Apple announced this week as part of its quarterly earnings are impressive but not shocking,” Michael Endler writes for InformationWeek. “But best-ever Mac sales? In a quarter in which the PC market shrank overall? That was a surprise.” “Macs supplanted iPads to move up to number two, behind iPhones, in Apple’s revenue chain. Granted, iPad sales slid 12.5% relative to last year — but Apple still sold 12.32 million tablets during the quarter, a sum that exceeds the quarterly PC sales of all but the top two vendors, Lenovo…
  • U.S. Government approves Samsung Galaxy devices for classified use

    MacDailyNews
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Samsung Electronics announced its solutions have been approved by the United States government as the first NIAP-validated consumer mobile devices to handle the full range of classified information. After completing ten Memoranda of Agreements (MOAs), the government added the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition), Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Tab S 8.4, Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and the Galaxy IPSEC Virtual Private Network (VPN) Client to the Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) Program Component List. This accomplishment is the direct…
  • Apple and GT Advanced settlement: Ending the madness

    MacDailyNews
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    “Although not a great deal of information has come out of the GT Advanced Technologies bankruptcy proceedings, Philip Elmer-Dewitt recently reported a settlement between Apple and GTAT that calls for the selling off of 2,036 furnaces that GTAT built in Mesa,” Mark Hibben writes for Seeking Alpha. “With benefit of hindsight, the construction of such a large number of furnaces seems monumentally stupid, if not madness. The settlement is in effect an acknowledgment by Apple that there was plenty of blame to go around for this debacle.” “More than anything else, I…
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  • Why You Should Skip the iPad Mini 3

    Kraig Becker
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Photo courtesy of Apple Last week, Apple held a special event on its Cupertino campus to unveil several new products, including two new additions to the iPad family. At that event, both the iPad Air 2, and the iPad Mini 3 were shown off to the media for the first time, with one of those devices receiving an impressive update, while the other barely saw any significant changes at all. In fact, while it is easy to recommend the iPad Air 2 now looks like it just might be the best tablet available today, it is actually difficult to find a single good reason to recommend the Mini 3 to anyone. …
  • Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for the iPhone 6/6 Plus Available for Pre-order

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    Photography enthusiasts will be familiar with the Olloclip brand, which won the CEA Innovation Entrepreneur Award this year. With its range of products, Olloclip gave the iPhone and iPad (and Samsung, for that matter) the ability to take something different from run-of-the-mill photos. The company did so by bringing different lenses to the iPhone, lenses that are usually only available for digital cameras. With Olloclip’s success with the iPhone 4 lens, it is not surprising that they are launching a new product for the latest iPhones – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The Olloclip…
  • To the iPhone 6 Detractors: 4 Reasons Your Argument Is Invalid 

    Apple Gazette
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Editor’s note: This post was written by Jim Burch, born and raised near St. Louis. Jim developed an obsession for baseball and the Cardinals. College days brought him south to Kentucky, where he studied creative writing and journalism while working as an editor for the Murray State News. These days, he writes diverse and his specialties range from movies and television to consumer technology to health and fitness. Another year, another iPhone. Apple’s releases a new model every year around September, and this year it’s the iPhone 6, the most radical change in an Apple…
  • Apple’s Yosemite Spotlight Snoops on Your Location

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Here we go again with privacy issues, and advocates are already up in arms about the recently discovered problem that Yosemite’s Spotlight snoops on your location. That basically means that whatever search you do using Spotlight, your location data goes to Apple servers, which we know can be compromised. Source Worse, the very same data the Spotlight mines is also passed on to Microsoft. While Apple’s Terms of Service does mention this fact, I bet majority of users do not read the whole thing. TL;DR and all that. The good news is that there is a simple fix to this problem. Landon…
  • Is Apple Selling Too Many Products?

    Kraig Becker
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, he found the once-proud tech giant in complete disarray. Over the previous decade, profits had plummeted to the point that the company was operating in the red, and many insiders felt that it had just weeks – perhaps even days – to live. But Jobs had a plan to turn Apple around, and it included slashing the product line down to a few core items, and focusing on making those items “insanely great.” That intense focus directly contributed to Apple’s comeback, which resulted in the success we see from the company today. But it…
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  • RapidWeaver 6 released for OS X

    Chris Barylick
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:37 pm
    On Tuesday, Realmac Software announced the release of RapidWeaver 6, a major new upgrade to the company’s long-established and hugely-popular website creation app. The new version includes more than a dozen major new features, is built exclusively for OS X Mavericks and OS X Yosemite, and a 64-bit app for the first time along with the following fixes and changes: - Built for Mavericks and Yosemite, and 64-bit - Redesigned user interface, including a Full Screen mode - Supercharged Publishing (up to 3x faster) - Five new user interface themes - New Addons Manager - Responsive Previews…
  • Rumor: A8X processors allegedly feature three cores, 2GB of RAM

    Chris Barylick
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    While Apple has yet to reveal the exact specifications of its A8X processor, it seems to feature some sexy tech traits. Per AppleInsider and Gizmobic, a new benchmark purports to show the horsepower of the CPU, revealing a triple-core processor with 2 gigabytes of RAM. The purported details on the A8X chip claimed to show a new “iPad5,4″ model. Based on Apple’s IPSW files available to developers, that model would be a LTE-capable iPad Air 2. A separate test focused on RAM speed also appears to show that the iPad Air 2 has a full 2 gigabytes of RAM. In contrast, the A8 CPU…
  • Apple replies to negative commentary over iPad sales, states that market “isn’t saturated”

    Chris Barylick
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    Apple posted great numbers across the board in yesterday’s fourth quarter financial statement, but there may be concerns about the iPad’s growth. Per AppleInsider, Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook explained why he remains “very bullish” about iPads de spite the tablet’s sales not maintaining the growth rates of iPhones or Macs in every region. In the September quarter, Apple sold 12.3M iPads, versus 14.1M in the year ago quarter. While lower than last year, iPad sales were slightly above Wall Street’s expectations. Apple continues to sell more iPads…
  • iFixit tears down late-2014 Mac mini, offers positive and negative findings

    Chris Barylick
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    The grand masters of the hardware teardown have cracked open Apple’s new Mac mini and found both positive negative things about it. Per 9to5Mac, the mighty iFixit has completed a teardown of the new Mac mini and confirmed something that’s been a point of contention: the RAM is soldered into the logic board and can’t be upgraded, so you’ll have to pay Apple’s price when you initially purchase the machine. Getting access to the inside of the new Mac mini is more difficult than it used to be … The twist-off bottom cover of the previous model is gone, with a new…
  • Apple posts Q4 2014 results, reports profit of $8.5 billion

    Chris Barylick
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Apple’s fourth quarter revenues came in today and they’re everything investors could have asked for The Company posted quarterly revenue of US$42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion. These results compare to revenue of $37.5 billion and net profit of $7.5 billion, or $1.18 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of US$.47 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on November 13, 2014, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 10, 2014. “Our fiscal 2014…
 
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    MyMac.com

  • MyMac Podcast 527: Apple Event (Mini Minimised)

    Tim Robertson
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Guy is enjoying himself somewhere in the State of Florida this week and just gives Gaz time to recompose himself, and a recent guest has kindly accepted the invitation back on. YAY TheMacMommy. Sad Face Gaz as he thinks this might be the last Mac Mini he buys, well we all know like that’s going […]
  • Self Standing Black iPad 4 Case – Review

    Steve Hammond
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Self Standing Black iPad 4 Case Price: $16.56 Company: EZ Buys Direct I was looking at a protecting case for my iPad with Retina Display (4th gen), I’ve been testing the Self Standing Black iPad 4 Case from EZ Buys Direct. The case is designed like Apple’s Smart Case series. The case is easy to […]
  • Painter 2015 – Review

    Donny Yankellow
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Painter 2015 Company: Corel Price: $429.99 Upgrade $229 I have had the pleasure of reviewing the past few releases of Corel Painter for MyMac.com and the one thing I always applauded Corel for was the fact that they didn’t release a new version every year, but they waited about two years. This allowed the software to […]
  • TechFan #182 – Been Too Long

    Tim Robertson
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Tim and David discuss the news from the Apple event this week, including the release of Yosemite, a new iMac and Mac mini, iPads, and much more. Plus, Tim has a new blog! Download and listen here RSS Feed for your podcast app Subscribe in iTunes Link: Not New Video Games (Tim’s new blog)
  • MyMac Podcast 526: Bose gets the hose on the nose

    The MyMac Podcast
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    Beats? Bose? Which one is better or right in this current cat fight? Audiophilles don’t care for either one but the GMen look at the issue and soon decide they wish they had talked about something else. Guy takes the long way home in upgrading a friend’s laptop and they both are very excited about […]
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    Cult of Mac

  • Iron Man takes on the Hulk in leaked Age of Ultron trailer

    Rob LeFebvre
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    It’s hard not to contain our excitement for the upcoming Joss Whedon joint, Avengers: Age of Ultron, especially with this new leaked trailer. It’s not the high-quality one you’ll likely see when Marvel Studios puts the official trailer up on…Read more ›
  • Museum pays record-breaking $905,000 for Apple-1

    Luke Dormehl
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    An ultra-rare working 1976 Apple-1 computer — thought to be one of the first 50 ever produced — has sold at auction for an incredible $750,000, around twice the expected asking price. The computer was part of Bonhams History of…Read more ›
  • The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are now available at Apple Stores

    Buster Hein
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Apple announced its newest lineup of iPads last week without giving a specific launch date, but if you didn’t get in on the pre-order action you can just go to your local Apple Store and pick up a new unit…Read more ›
  • Meet Inbox: Google tries to reinvent email yet again

    Rob LeFebvre
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Google’s got a new way to manage email: Inbox. It’s a refinement of Google’s already pretty rad Gmail service, and it’s headed up by the folks, like Jim Denis, who used to work for Sparrow, a fantastic Mac email app…Read more ›
  • Apple might have snatched up Pin Drop team to boost Maps

    Alex Heath
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    Apple appears to have acquihired the small team behind Pin Drop, a location-bookmarking app set to close down at the end of the month. Based on redacted information, Cult of Mac has reason to believe that at least some members of…Read more ›
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    MacInTouch

  • Epic

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    The "privacy browser" gets an update to the latest version of Chromium, along with a block for "canvas image data (which could be used to fingerprint users)."
  • Report: Mavericks

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Mac App Store download tip: old apps/volumes; hybrid drive performance?
  • Report: Yosemite Experiences

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    WiFi problems; a Terminal patch for bugs in sharing and Markup; compatibility notes; user interface comments; Apple ID issues with used Mac; Apple Mail problems; and more
  • Report: iMac Retina

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Target Display Mode vs. Target Disk Mode; Thunderbolt; migration tips; benchmarks
  • Report: Yosemite Questions

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Set Startup and Snow Leopard disk issue; enabling TRIM for SSDs; wake-up issues; user interface comments etc.
 
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    The Real Mac Genius

  • Customizing Your Mac’s Trackpad

    Joe
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Tapping the track pad in order to click has become a very popular way for selecting application or texts when using a Macintosh. Its popularity comes from the convinces factor of not having to press down completely on the trackpad every time. However, tap to click tends to be annoying for new users, who may find themselves selecting texts or applications when not desired. Other than tap to click, the trackpad has many other potential capabilities like secondary click, zooming, rotating, and a multitude of gestures. To find these trackpad customizations locate your System Preferences…
  • Keyboard Shortcuts 101

    William Chung
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Mac has many keyboard shortcuts that help users save their time to complete various tasks. For example, command+c (Copy) and command+v (Paste), one of the most commonly used pair of shortcuts. However there are many other Shortcuts most users are not aware of. Here’s a few: Command + Control + Option + 8 (For Pranksters)  If you’re already aware of this shortcut, you’ve probably used this to prank your Mac user friends. Through this shortcut, you can invert the colors on your Mac screen. This shortcut was created to help those with visual impairments but it also provides a…
  • YouTube Going Beyond 1080p

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

    Joe
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Having trouble sleeping at night? One problem might be that you are using your computer before you goto bed. Instead of going into the complex science of eye stimulation (which I do not quite understand myself), I will give you the brief over view. On f.lux’s website they explain it to us that the blue lights that your computer emit can keep you up late at night, so the purpose of f.lux was to eliminate these blue lights. They have done this by making your computers screen adapt to the time of the day. For example, on there website they state: “When the sun sets, it makes your…
  • Woodchuck Cases | Made in the USA

    Marshall
    30 Sep 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…
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    MacNews Latest News

  • Elixir releases Tesla Pro theme for RapidWeaver 6

    dsellers
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    Elixir Graphics has announced Tesla Pro (http://tinyurl.com/k3ajw6w), an US$24.95 "elegant, responsive theme" for RapidWeaver 6, Realmac Software's web development tool. According to Adam Shiver, owner of Elixir Graphic, some of its most notable features are: extra stock banners; the ability to use your own images as banners; two ExtraContent areas; a lightbox for photo album images; and the "Blog Entry topper."
  • The Nova BLOX is a new power pack for smartphones, tablets, other devices

    dsellers
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    Juno Power has launched the Nova BLOX, a 4,000 mAh power pack packed in a five-ounce aluminum case with a 2.1A USB output. It charges smartphones, tablets, cameras and any other 5V device. The palm-sized Nova BLOX is equipped with a high-powered LED flashlight. It's offered in three tints of gold, grey and silver. The power bank purportedly provides up to 20 hours of additional talk time for the iPhone 5, 12 hours for the Samsung Galaxy series and 18 hours for the Moto X. The Nova BLOX is currently available at JunoPower.com and Amazon.com for $24.99.
  • Pyle Audio presents the Street Vibe Portable Bluetooth Speaker System

    dsellers
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Pyle Audio (www.pyleaudio.com) has introduced the US$149.99 Street Vibe Portable Bluetooth Speaker System, a classic boom box system that allows instant wireless music streaming through Bluetooth utilization. Additionally, the Street Vibe uses NFC (Near Field Communication) to connect with Android devices. The Street Vibe is built in the retro boom box mold, but with a LCD display and USB/Micro SD memory card readers. It boasts two 2.5-inch stereo speakers, a built-in rechargeable battery (2200 mAh), a FM radio and sleep timer function, EQ presets, and touch button controls.
  • Bike2Power introduces the MountCase Kit for the iPhone 6

    dsellers
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Bike2Power (www.bike2power.com) has introduced the MountCase Bike Kit for iPhone 6, and the BikeCharge Dynamo, a compact and mountable device with an integrated bicycle dynamo. The US$49.95 MountCase Bike Kit comes equipped with a RainGuard and MountCase, converting from an everyday case to a bike-mounting system. It's build of polycarbonate plastic and weighs less than two ounces. The RainGuard lays over the MountCase protecting the device from rain, snow, dust and dirt. read more
  • ScreenFlow 5.0 adds support for iOS recording, more

    dsellers
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Telestream has released ScreenFlow 5.0, the latest version of the company's screencasting and video editing software for the Mac. The upgrade adds such features as direct recording from iOS devices, enhanced ease of use, improved media management, and new publishing capabilities. read more
 
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    Daring Fireball

  • The Difference 30 Years Makes

    John Gruber
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Kent Akgungor: 80 of the original Macintosh displays fit within a single Retina 5K display.  ★ 
  • Gmail Inbox

    John Gruber
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Google at its best: a thorough reimagining of what email should be (along with some imitation-is-the-sincerest-form-of-flattery inspiration from Mailbox). There’s a lock-in element here, because this takes Gmail even further — a lot further — from the concepts of standard IMAP, but how can you improve email in big ways without changing email in big ways? Interesting too, that it requires a beta invitation and an altogether new app, separate from the regular Gmail app.  ★ 
  • ★ The iPad Air 2 (And a Few Cursory Words Regarding the iPad Mini 3)

    John Gruber
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:59 pm
    The relationship between the iPad and the iPhone, performance-wise, has been hard to predict. I often point out that Apple is a company of annual patterns, often predictable. There’s not much of a pattern with regard to how the iPad and iPhone relate to one another. Two years ago, when the original iPad Mini debuted, it was roughly a year behind its 9.7-inch sibling, the iPad 4. The original Mini had a non-retina display and A5 system-on-a-chip (SoC). In broad strokes, Apple took an iPad 2 and shrunk it to fit in a much smaller form factor. The iPad 4 had a retina display and an A6 SoC…
  • World Series Ballparks Are the First Pro Sports Venues to Support Apple Pay

    John Gruber
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    For the record, I’m rooting for Kansas City.  ★ 
  • The Ikealook Hotel

    John Gruber
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Speaking of Kubrick, Ikea has a little fun for Halloween.  ★ 
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    iMore - The #1 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch blog

  • Tim Cook meets the people who assemble Apple's iPhone in latest trip

    Chuong H Nguyen
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Tim Cook made a quick stop at a Foxconn factory in China, getting to see the iPhone 6 assembled himself. Calling it an early highlight of his China trip, Cook even posed for a photo with a worker and posted it to Twitter. The Apple CEO will also be meeting with the Vice Premier of China as part of the trip. Great to meet talented people like Zhang Fan, who helps make iPhone 6 in Zhengzhou. An early highlight of this trip. pic.twitter.com/ALo5d3SiSZ— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) October 23, 2014 What do you think of Cook's efforts to get to know the workers of Foxconn? Source: Twitter
  • Ford Museum snags Woz-built Apple-1 for $905,000 at auction

    Dan Thorp-Lancaster
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:56 pm
    While us peasants are busy snatching up Apple's latest offerings this week, The Henry Ford museum is busy snagging a piece of Apple history. Going for $905,000 at auction, an Apple-1 hand-built by Steve Wozniak, was sold to the museum today. The machine was initially expected to sell for between $300,000 and $500,000, but the final bid clearly blew those expectations out of the water. There's no doubt that this is a monumental piece of history, as the Apple-1 was arguably what started the world of computing on its path to ubiquity. Therefore, it is both fitting and reassuring that the machine…
  • Which iPad should you get?

    Rene Ritchie
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Apple's 2014 iPad lineup is jam-packed. At the top end there's the brand new iPad Air 2. Then there's the updated iPad mini 3, last year's iPad Air and last year's iPad mini 2, and at the lower-than-ever bottom end, the original iPad mini. There are different features, different screen sizes, different capacities, and different price points to consider. In other words, there's a lot to choose from. So do you go with big or small, old or new, cost or value? Which iPad should you get? iPad models and price points Apple's spring 2014 iPad lineup consists of 4 different models, the iPad Air,…
  • iPad Air 2 tear down reveals A8X processor, 2 GB RAM, smaller battery

    Chuong H Nguyen
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Apple's latest iPad Air 2 has been torn down to reveal the slim tablet's internals. With Apple shaving 18 percent of the thickness from last year's iPad Air model, the new Air comes with a smaller battery. Given that the company is still advertising the same 10-hour battery life, Apple has made considerable improvements to the software and other hardware components to make the iPad Air 2 efficient. Along with the slimmer battery, we also see the Apple A8X processor alongside 2 GB of RAM. Apple claims the same 10-hour battery life as the original Air, so more efficient power use seems to be on…
  • AT&T boasts strong growth but misses earnings estimate

    Sam Sabri
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:46 pm
    AT&T has just shared their earnings report for the third quarter. The company was able to gain two million new customers, but missed their earnings estimate. Shares of AT&T are down in after-hours trading following the earnings report. Highlights from AT&T's earnings report: More than 2 million new wireless and wireline high-speed broadband connections added Postpaid net adds of 785,000, more than double the year-ago quarter; more than 2.4 million postpaid net adds year to date Best-ever third-quarter postpaid churn of 0.99 percent Wireless data billings up nearly 24 percent…
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    Slashdot: Apple

  • China Staging a Nationwide Attack On iCloud and Microsoft Accounts

    Soulskill
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:08 pm
    New submitter DemonOnIce writes: According to The Verge and an original report from the site that monitor's China's Great Firewall activity, China is conducting a large-scale attack on iCloud and Microsoft accounts using its government firewall software. Chinese users may be facing an unpleasant surprise as they are directed to a dummy site designed to look like an Apple login page (or a Microsoft one, as appropriate).Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • Barometers In iPhones Mean More Crowdsourcing In Weather Forecasts

    timothy
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    cryptoz (878581) writes Apple is now adding barometers to its mobile devices: both new iPhones have valuable atmospheric pressure sensors being used for HealthKit (step counting). Since many Android devices have been carrying barometers for years, scientists like Cliff Mass have been using the sensor data to improve weather forecasts. Open source data collection projects like PressureNet on Android automatically collect and send the atmospheric sensor data to researchers.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

    timothy
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
    fyngyrz (762201) writes It would seem that no matter how you configure Yosemite, Apple is listening. Keeping in mind that this is only what's been discovered so far, and given what's known to be going on, it's not unthinkable that more is as well. Should users just sit back and accept this as the new normal? It will be interesting to see if these discoveries result in an outcry, or not. Is it worse than the data collection recently reported in a test version of Windows?Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

    timothy
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    HughPickens.com writes Erik Karjaluoto writes that he recently installed OS X Yosemite and his initial reaction was "This got hit by the ugly stick." But Karjaluoto says that Apple's decision to make a wholesale shift from Lucida to Helvetica defies his expectations and wondered why Apple would make a change that impedes legibility, requires more screen space, and makes the GUI appear fuzzy? The Answer: Tomorrow. Microsoft's approach with Windows, and backward compatibility in general, is commendable. "Users can install new versions of this OS on old machines, sometimes built on a mishmash of…
  • Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

    timothy
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Apple has long sold Bose headphones and speakers in its retail stores, including in the time since it acquired Bose-competitor Beats Audio, and despite the lawsuit filed by Bose against Apple alleging patent violations on the part of Beats. That's come to an end this week, though: Apple's dropped Bose merchandise both in its retail locations and online, despite recent news that the two companies have settled the patent suit.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
 
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  • Elixir releases Tesla Pro theme for RapidWeaver 6

    dsellers
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    Elixir Graphics has announced Tesla Pro (http://tinyurl.com/k3ajw6w), an US$24.95 "elegant, responsive theme" for RapidWeaver 6, Realmac Software's web development tool. According to Adam Shiver, owner of Elixir Graphic, some of its most notable features are: extra stock banners; the ability to use your own images as banners; two ExtraContent areas; a lightbox for photo album images; and the "Blog Entry topper."
  • The Nova BLOX is a new power pack for smartphones, tablets, other devices

    dsellers
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    Juno Power has launched the Nova BLOX, a 4,000 mAh power pack packed in a five-ounce aluminum case with a 2.1A USB output. It charges smartphones, tablets, cameras and any other 5V device. The palm-sized Nova BLOX is equipped with a high-powered LED flashlight. It's offered in three tints of gold, grey and silver. The power bank purportedly provides up to 20 hours of additional talk time for the iPhone 5, 12 hours for the Samsung Galaxy series and 18 hours for the Moto X. The Nova BLOX is currently available at JunoPower.com and Amazon.com for $24.99.
  • Pyle Audio presents the Street Vibe Portable Bluetooth Speaker System

    dsellers
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Pyle Audio (www.pyleaudio.com) has introduced the US$149.99 Street Vibe Portable Bluetooth Speaker System, a classic boom box system that allows instant wireless music streaming through Bluetooth utilization. Additionally, the Street Vibe uses NFC (Near Field Communication) to connect with Android devices. The Street Vibe is built in the retro boom box mold, but with a LCD display and USB/Micro SD memory card readers. It boasts two 2.5-inch stereo speakers, a built-in rechargeable battery (2200 mAh), a FM radio and sleep timer function, EQ presets, and touch button controls.
  • Bike2Power introduces the MountCase Kit for the iPhone 6

    dsellers
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Bike2Power (www.bike2power.com) has introduced the MountCase Bike Kit for iPhone 6, and the BikeCharge Dynamo, a compact and mountable device with an integrated bicycle dynamo. The US$49.95 MountCase Bike Kit comes equipped with a RainGuard and MountCase, converting from an everyday case to a bike-mounting system. It's build of polycarbonate plastic and weighs less than two ounces. The RainGuard lays over the MountCase protecting the device from rain, snow, dust and dirt. read more
  • ScreenFlow 5.0 adds support for iOS recording, more

    dsellers
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Telestream has released ScreenFlow 5.0, the latest version of the company's screencasting and video editing software for the Mac. The upgrade adds such features as direct recording from iOS devices, enhanced ease of use, improved media management, and new publishing capabilities. read more
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  • Working Apple 1 Computer Sells for Record $905,000 at Auction

    Juli Clover
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    A rare working Apple 1 computer has sold for a record $905,000 at a Bonhams auction in New York, reports Reuters. Estimates suggested the motherboard might fetch between $300,000 and $500,000, but it ended up selling for far more. The motherboard is believed to be one of approximately 50 Apple 1 computers that were originally constructed by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs' garage for sale in The Byte Shop. The motherboard is numbered "01-0070." Few Apple 1 computers survive today, and the one sold at the New York auction has fetched the highest price seen yet. The…
  • Apple Opening Second Retail Store in Turkey This Saturday, October 25

    Richard Padilla
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:22 am
    Apple today confirmed on its website that it will be opening its second retail store in Turkey this Saturday, October 25. The store will be located in Istanbul's Akasya Shopping Mall, and follows the opening of the Zorlu Center Apple Store earlier this year which saw an appearance by Apple's manager of retail stores Steve Cano. Photos of the new location shared by Apple Toolbox earlier this month revealed that the store will be on one of the mall's middle floors. Apple's Zorlu Center store was noted for carrying a unique design when it opened this past April, as the company touted its cubic…
  • Apple Sells Record-Breaking 5.5 Million Macs in Q4 2014

    Richard Padilla
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Apple today announced during its earnings call that it sold 5.5 million Macs in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2014, which is the highest quarter ever for Mac sales. The 5.5 million Macs sold is up almost 1 million year-over-year and represents a 21% growth from 2013, creating $6.6 billion in sales. The company also noted that it sold a total of 19 million Macs for all of fiscal 2014, saying that sales were particularly strong for the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air. Apple launched updated models for nearly all of its Macs in 2014, aside from the redesigned Mac Pro which was released last…
  • OWC Announces RAM Upgrade Kits for New Retina iMac, Up to 32GB for $399

    Juli Clover
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Following yesterday's launch of the new iMac with Retina 5K display, Other World Computing has announced RAM upgrade kits for the machines. These kits were previously available for the 2013 iMac, but they are also compatible with the 2014 machines. OWC is offering three separate 1600MHz DDR3L kits to upgrade the Retina iMac's memory to up to 32GB at prices lower than Apple offers. The 8GB kit, priced at $101.99, will increase the RAM of a base Retina iMac configuration from 8GB to 16GB. The 16GB kit, priced at $197.99, will increase the RAM of a base Retina iMac configuration from 8GB…
  • Apple Updates iLife Apps and Aperture for Yosemite

    Husain Sumra
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:50 pm
    After releasing OS X Yosemite and updating its iWork suite of apps for the new operating system, Apple has now begun updating its iLife suite of apps alongside Aperture and Apple Configurator for Yosemite, as well as other new features. While iPhoto and Aperture only received compatibility updates for Yosemite, Garageband, Configurator and iMovie received numerous new features. Garageband now allows users to build their own bass rigs and includes a new Voice Template for fast and easy vocal recordings. iMovie received a brand new design inspired by the look of OS X Yosemite and other…
 
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  • Mark Zuckerberg Wows Chinese Crowd with 30 Minute Interview in Chinese

    Bryan Chaffin
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg went on a major charm offensive in China by giving a 30 minute interview where he answered everything in Mandarin Chinese. That was clever, for sure, but even more clever was posting a video of the interview to Facebook. The interview was at Tsinghua University in Beijing, where the university announced Mr. Zuckerberg was joining its School of Economics and Management Advisory Board. Again, clever. As noted by Wired, Facebook is banned in China-and boy, oh boy, did his Mandarin performance have this particular crowd wrapped around Mr. Zuckerberg's finger.
  • How to Use Yosemite’s New Batch-Renaming Feature

    Melissa Holt
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Yay, Yosemite's here! And Melissa Holt's all excited. For her first Quick Tip on this new version of OS X, she's chosen the new batch-renaming feature, which you can use to change a bunch of filenames at once in exactly the ways you specify. Isn't it nice when we get new abilities that were previously only available with third-party software?
  • How to Make Calls from Yosemite the Geeky Way

    Kelly Guimont
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:59 pm
    With iOS and Yosemite installed, you can finally do things you saw in the WWDC Keynote like make phone calls from your Mac. Sure there's the regular ways to do it, but if you want to dial up your phone call game, Kelly has some alternate methods to help you show off.
  • Continuity Keypad Makes Calling From Yosemite Easier

    Kelly Guimont
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    With Yosemite and iOS 8, Handoff and Continuity are finally a reality. This means you can take calls using your Mac, and with a utility called Continuity Keypad, you can make them easily too.
  • The Name Your Own Price Game Design Bundle

    Bryan Chaffin
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    We have a great developer training bundle today called the Name Your Own Price Game Design Bundle. As with our other Name Your Own Price (NYOP) deals, you can pay what you want-even a penny-and get Engage Your Customers With Gamification and Learn To Craft "Hand-Painted" Textures, two training course with 54 lectures and more than 16 hours of video content. If you beat the average price-which is just $6.24 as of this writing-you also get Make Real Games: Become A Unity 3D Power User and Get Schooled: Professional Video Game Art School, which have another 343 lectures and 102 hours (!!) of…
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  • Apple Reports Fourth-Quarter Results

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $37.5 billion and net profit of $7.5 billion, or $1.18 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38 percent compared to 37 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $.47 per share of the…
  • Apple Introduces iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Apple has introduced iPad Air 2, the thinnest and most powerful iPad ever. The new iPad features an improved Retina display for enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colors, and better cameras for taking stunning photos and videos. Available in gold, silver, and space gray, iPad Air 2 and the new iPad mini 3 offer Touch ID and — in the U.S. — Apple Pay. “iPad is a magical piece of glass that runs more than 675,000 apps specifically designed for it, and is thin and light enough that you can comfortably hold it all day; the new iPad Air 2 is packed with amazing new innovations,…
  • Apple Pay Set to Transform Mobile Payments Starting October 20

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Apple has announced that customers can start making payments with the touch of a finger on October 20, when Apple Pay becomes available in the U.S. Apple Pay offers an easy, secure, and private way to pay using Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in stores and within apps. Users of the just-announced iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 will be able to use Touch ID on their devices for Apple Pay within apps. The new service will be enabled by a free software update to iOS 8. “Our team has worked incredibly hard to make Apple Pay private and secure, with the simplicity of a single touch of your…
  • OS X Yosemite Now Available as a Free Upgrade

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Apple has announced that OS X Yosemite, the latest major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free upgrade for Mac users from the Mac App Store. Yosemite delivers a fresh, modern look and introduces Continuity features that make it easy to hand off activities between Mac and iOS devices and even make and receive iPhone calls from your Mac. Yosemite also includes a new Today view, a redesigned Spotlight, and updated versions of Safari, Mail, Messages, and iTunes. “OS X Yosemite is the most advanced version of OS X we’ve ever built, with a…
  • Apple Introduces 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Apple has unveiled the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, featuring the world’s highest-resolution display — with 14.7 million pixels. At this resolution, text appears sharper than ever, videos are more lifelike, and you can see new levels of detail in photos. “Thirty years after the first Mac changed the world, the new iMac with Retina 5K display running OS X Yosemite is the most insanely great Mac we have ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With a breathtaking 14.7-million-pixel display, faster CPU and graphics, Fusion…
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  • iOS 8 Keyboards for Accessibility

    Ricky Buchanan
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:43 am
    Third-party custom keyboards were one of the accessibility enhancements that was most anticipated in iOS 8. Unfortunately the current implementation has significant bugs and built-in limitations that make it less useful than hoped in many cases. This article provides a general overview about what third-party keyboards can and can’t do and what bugs are currently present. Future articles in this series will examine specific custom keyboards for their accessibility features. Custom keyboards were one of the things that I was personally wishing hardest for in terms of iOS 8 accessibility,…
  • Weekend Roundup for 19 October 2014

    Ricky Buchanan
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:23 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 Mac speech recognition users – make sure you’ve upgraded Dragon Dictate to 4.0.5 for Safari 7.1 Compatibility. Pretty much all of the OS X links for this week have been rolled up into the Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Accessibility Roundup. iOS Links Meet the new Connect Case for iPad – great for switch users! Connect iPad Case includes switch adapters and a speaker. nobiggi: A…
  • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Accessibility Roundup

    Ricky Buchanan
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    OS X 10.10 – Yosemite – was released today. As well as a lovely new design it’s major new drawcard is Continuity, the ability to switch between doing things on iOS devices and OS X devices seamlessly. Continuity in itself has a bunch of accessibility implications, and there are other specific accessibility advances in Yosemite as well as a bunch of general features which have accessibility implications. Continuity / Handoff Continuity is the ability to start a task on one device and easily switch to another device to finish it. The idea is that your iOS devices and OS X…
  • Stylus Options for iPad and iPhone Users: Do It Yourself

    Ricky Buchanan
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Directly touching the screen is a very easy access method for most people, and has many accessibility benefits, but for others it’s brought new accessibility challenges. This article is about custom and do-it-yourself options for styluses and pointers, including head pointers and mouth sticks. Articles in this series: Easy-grip Styluses Finger Pointers, Head Pointers, and Mouth Sticks Do-it-yourself and custom styluses and pointers The Need For Conductivity Making your own stylus isn’t too hard, but there’s one principle you need to understand first: iPhones and iPads and…
  • Weekend Roundup for 12 October 2014

    Ricky Buchanan
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:37 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 … iOS Links Using the AAC apps list. Third Party Keyboards in iOS 8 – what’s good for accessibility? There are a lot of iOS 8 third party keyboards out now – which ones are best for accessibility? Flip Writer text-based AAC displays in two directions. Adaptxt Keyboard is a capable and free iOS 8 add-on. iOS 8 How-to: Have your iOS device read text for you. AssistiveWare’s…
 
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  • Thursday Morning News

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    We covered the Apple quarterly results yesterday, but there was a set of numbers that caught a lot of people’s eyes. Among them was TUAW who report that the total Mac sales of 5.5 million units for the quarter meant the Mac has now out sold the iPod for the first time since 2003. Whilst a bit sad for the iPod it is great news that Mac sales are growing at such a great rate. There has been quite a bit
  • Wednesday Morning News

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    After we posted the news yesterday, Apple posted it’s quarterly results. The Cupertino company posted a record Q4 profit, beat it’s own revenue forecasts and posted some impressive iPhone and Mac sales. Revenue for the quarter came in at US$42.1 Billion leading to a net profit of US$8.5 Billion. iPhone sales were 39.272 million units for the quarter (up 16.2%), Mac sales were 5.52 million (up 20.7%) and iTunes sales came in at US$4.208 Billion (yes Billions and up 8.2%). The only real down spot was iPad sales at a 12.316 million units, which was 12.5% down.
  • Tuesday Morning News

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Apple has released iOS 8.1 and you can grab it now from all the usual places. Whilst iOS 8.1 contains a host of bug fixes it is also a major update and brings iCloud iPhoto Library and is required to make continuity work between your Mac and you your iOS device. A feature many will welcome back with iOS 8.1 is the Camera Roll. With iOS 8.1 in the wild that also means Apple Pay is launched in the US, and whilst not all that exciting for us it is a big moment for Apple. So much so that Eddie Cue has told the WSJ that Apple “has a lot of work to do”.
  • Monday Morning News

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    At last the Mac Mini saw some love last week. MacRumors reports that it appears the new Mini has soldered RAM and is not user replaceable. That will be bad news for many potential users and we have already seen come reaction in various forum threads. However the good news is that the new iMac 27-inch Retina is user upgradable according
  • Friday Morning News

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Clearly the big news today is the new goodies from Apple announced at their Town Hall event overnight. You can get all the details on the new iPad’s, iMac and even the updated Mac Mini in our event summary here . As you would expect much of the news today in the Apple World is covered there but there are a few other scraps floating around, so lets get on with bringing you those.
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  • DSS 1.0 Released on the iBookstore

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:25 am
    London, United Kingdom – Independent developer, Philip Page is proud to announce the release of DSS 1.0 (v1.3.3), an update to his popular Drum Syllabus Series for iPad. Designed for drummers of all ages and abilities, Drum Syllabus is able to be used by a teacher in both a one on one and classroom setting as well as the self taught student. Version 1.3.3 includes song breakdown updates with a few minor corrections. DSS 1.0 is the first digital textbook from The Drum Syllabus Series. This iBook takes aspiring drummers right from the very beginning, through every aspect of learning the…
  • Doctor Spin Reinvents Apps with Hilarious Content and Device-Spinning

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    Cupertino, California – iPhone users who are tired of wading through the App Store in search of something unique, exciting, challenging and fun, can now get more than they possibly imagined by downloading Code Delivery Boy’s phenomenal new game, Doctor Spin. Designed to have users shrieking in horror and laughing with delight at the same time, Doctor Spin is unlike anything the mobile gaming world has seen before. All the action unfolds in the castle of the app’s namesake, Doctor Spin, who – as one might expect from a mad scientist of his ilk – is conducting some…
  • PhatWare Releases WritePad Handwriting Recognition SDK for iOS 8

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Spokane, Washington – PhatWare Corporation, leading professional software and application developer, is pleased to announce today the immediate availability of WritePad Software Development Kit (SDK), a new version of its multiplatform, multilingual handwriting recognition for iOS 8. The WritePad SDK 4.5 for iOS is now optimized for the latest version of iOS 8, supporting arm7, arm7s, and arm64 architectures, and features improved handwriting recognition engine, updated dictionaries, and vastly improved sample code updated for Xcode 6 and iOS 8. WritePad SDK enables application…
  • XChange US announces free seminar in New York for 2imagine

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    Carson City, Nevada – XChange US is excited to announce a free seminar in New York City for 2imagine’s browser-based, WYSIWYG editor for Adobe(TM) InDesign(TM) and Illustrator(TM) documents which gives users total control over every page element, typeface, style and color. The seminar is free but space is limited – users should take this opportunity to register now. Companies can’t afford to miss this educational event! When: * November 11, 2014, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM * Refreshments and lunch will be provided during the seminar Where * The New York Times Building *…
  • Elixir releases Tesla Pro theme for Realmac Software’s New RapidWeaver 6

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Orlando, Florida – Elixir Graphics is proud to announce Tesla Pro, a simple, but elegant, responsive theme for RapidWeaver 6 that provides you a clean, crisp canvas to build your portfolio, blog or small business site on. When Realmac Software set out to include some beautifully crafted new themes in RapidWeaver v6, they approached Elixir to be one of the few who would have the honor of having their work included. “Building a brand-new theme for RapidWeaver 6 was a ton of fun, and we’re super excited to have it included in the app along with lots of other great…
 
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  • Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player Fully Compatible with OS X Yosemite

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    Macgo International Limited announces that its Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player is now fully compatible with OS X Yosemite which is released as the official version at Apple's last special event of 2014. The newest version was improved to a more stable Blu-ray media software on all Mac operating systems according to the latest user feedback information. The Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player supports the playback of more Blu-ray discs, such as X-Man Days of Future Past, Leap Year, Wall Street, and more.
  • DSS 1.0 Released on the iBookstore

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:25 am
    Independent developer, Philip Page announces the Drum Syllabus Series. The app takes aspiring drummers right from the very beginning, through every aspect of learning the drums. DSS 1.0 includes many great features: interactive widgets containing full audios at two tempos, detailed descriptions of every exercise and more. The updated version fixed DSS 2.0 upload issue and widget updates and improvements. DSS 1.0 is a must for anybody looking to learn the drums.
  • Doctor Spin Reinvents Apps with Hilarious Content and Device-Spinning

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:10 am
    Doctor Spin 1.0 from Code Delivery Boy, LLC challenges gamers to spin their device in order to collect "Zetas," which are used to fuel the sinister creation process of the mad scientist. The brilliantly unique game features stunning artwork, rapid gameplay and unforgettable characters. Offering fast-paced gameplay and a variety of maddening challenges to keep gamers engaged, the game features a cast of horrifying, yet hilarious creatures and more.
  • PhatWare Releases WritePad Handwriting Recognition SDK for iOS 8

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Spokane based PhatWare Corporation today announces its WritePad Software Development Kit (SDK), a new version of the multiplatform, multilingual handwriting recognition for iOS 8. WritePad SDK enables app developers and OEMs to leverage state-of-the-art handwriting recognition software updated for iOS 8. The new version of the SDK features improved handwriting recognition engine, updated dictionaries and new sample code that leverages new features found in iOS 8.
  • Direct Remote iPhone App Updated For iOS 8

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Independent developer, David Likosar, has announced Direct Remote 1.8, an update to his popular remote control utility for iOS devices. The Direct Remote app offers a new way to control DirecTV receivers connected to your home network. The app features quick tuning using up to 65 favorites and allows control of your receiver using intuitive gestures or a more traditional touch control. The 1.8 release adds support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
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    Inside Mac Games

  • Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Fall Of The Samurai Coming This Fall

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    October 22, 2014 6:00 AMFeral Interactive has announced that the historical strategy game Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai will be released for Mac this Fall. Developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA for Windows, Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai is the standalone expansion pack for Total War: SHOGUN 2, brought to the Mac by Feral earlier this year.“In Fall of the Samurai, players will need ingenuity, skill and daring to ensure their battlefield tactics keep up with fast-advancing military technology," said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral…
  • Warlock 2, Wrath Of The Nagas, And Spell Pack Released

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    October 22, 2014 6:00 AMParadox Interactive and InoCo have announced the release of Warlock 2: The Exiled for Mac, as well as the just launched Wrath of the Nagas expansion and Spectacular Spell Pack DLC. The fantasy turn-based strategy game challenges players to build a mighty army and wield spells and blades to defeat The United One and his four Vicars. Wrath of the Nagas pits players against the monstrous forces of the fearsome Nagas. The Spectacular Spell Pack combines five smaller spell packs, each with its own theme.Warlock 2: The ExiledThe worlds have been shattered, and you have been…
  • Build A Defense HQ In Tropico 5: Generalissimo

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    October 22, 2014 6:00 AMKalypso Media Digital recently released Tropico 5: Generalissimo, the latest DLC for the popular simulation which gives players the chance to try their hand at running a dictatorship. Generalissimo adds a new scenario, a new Defense HQ for training elite commandos, the Madre de Dios sandbox map, the impressive General's Hat avatar accessory, and a new music track.Is the Cold War over yet? Far from it! As history is repeating itself with the Tropican Missile Crisis! In ‘Generalissimo’, the latest DLC for Tropico 5, El Presidente is preparing for all-out invasion and…
  • Crossing Over: Daikatana

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    October 22, 2014 6:00 AMInside Mac Games has posted the latest article in Justin Ancheta's continuing series of guides. The articles offer detailed instructions for running Windows versions of game titles which either never made it to Macs, or have Mac versions incompatible with recent OS releases. This time Justin turned his attention to John Romero's Daikatana.Here's an excerpt:Despite the bad AI and painfully linear level design, it's not a really bad game, by any stretch of the imagination. We've all played worse first-person shooters: Games saddled with bad AI, hamstrung by boring and…
  • Paradox Grand Strategy Collection Now At MGS

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    October 22, 2014 6:00 AMParadox Interactive's Paradox Grand Strategy Collection is available now for purchase at Mac Game Store. The collection includes a set of signature hits from Paradox Development Studio: Crusader Kings II, Europa Universalis II, Hearts of Iron III, and the Windows version of Victoria II.The Paradox Grand Strategy Collection contains the following titles:Crusader Kings IIEuropa Universalis IIHearts of Iron IIIVictoria II (PC only)Requirements:Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later2 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac2 GB RAM1 GB VRAMVideo:AMD Radeon HD 6750MNVIDIA GeForce 320MRequires Steam and a…
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  • Tim Cook meets Chinese vice premier following iCloud attacks

    Kenny Hemphill
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    Apple CEO Tim Cook flew to Beijing and met with Chinese vice premier Ma Kai today to discuss user privacy following reports that the Chinese government had been behind a phishing attack on iCloud users in China. According to Xinhuanet, the two men ‘exchanged views on protection of users’ information during their meeting in Zhongnanhai, the central authority’s seat.’ ‘They also exchanged views on strengthening cooperation in information and communication fields,’ it added. Apple confirmed yesterday that there had been an attempt to steal user data by using a…
  • Apple issues advice on avoiding phishing after attacks in China

    Kenny Hemphill
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Apple has published advice on its website on how users should protect themselves from phishing attacks after confirming that hackers had attempted to intercept traffic destined for iCloud.com. The phishing attack was first reported Great Fire, which monitors sites blocked by the Chinese government, and also by 9to5Mac. According to Great Fire, the Chinese government used its ‘great firewall,’ which filters internet traffic in China, to redirect requests for iCloud.com to another site, designed to look like Apple’s property. It then attempted to harvest user names and…
  • Bumper Mac sales help propel Apple to another record quarter

    Kenny Hemphill
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Apple reported another record-breaking financial quarter this evening and the Mac was the star of the show. Unit sales of 5.5m, a year-on-year increase of 21%, means that Mac sales continue to grow faster than the wider PC market. During a conference call with analysts following the announcement, CEO Tim Cook said that ‘winning’ the back to school quarter would mean the Mac recorded its highest market share since 1995. iPhone sales were up 16% year-on-year, better than Wall Street had predicted, but sales of the iPad disappointed again and were down 13% year-on-year. Cook…
  • iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 launched with iOS 8.1 due in Monday

    Kenny Hemphill
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Apple’s worst kept secret in several years was confirmed today when it announced it would start taking orders for two new additions to the iPad range tomorrow. The iPad Air 2 is thinner and lighter than its predecessor and, said Apple, has a display which has ‘enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colors.’ The Air 2 also has better cameras and the TouchID sensor on the Home button. It’s available in three colours, Space Gray, Silver, and Gold. And there are three storage capacities available; 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB. ‘iPad is a magical piece of glass that runs…
  • Apple announces Retina 27in iMac and updates Mac mini

    Kenny Hemphill
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Apple has announced a Retina display version of the iMac at its special event in California. The new iMac has what Apple called ‘the world’s highest resolution display with a breathtaking 14.7 million pixels.’ The resolution of that Retina display is 5120 x 2880, which means it has four times as many pixels as the regular 27in iMac, and 67% more than a 4K display, according to Apple. ‘Thirty years after the first Mac changed the world, the new iMac with Retina 5K display running OS X Yosemite is the most insanely great Mac we have ever made, said Phil Schiller, Apple’s…
 
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  • Apple’s iPad/iMac event – The Good, The Bad, and the Meh

    Dr. Macenstein
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    Hmmm. Apple’s iPhone 6/Apple Watch event was pretty amazing, so today’s iPad/iMac event has some pretty big shoes to fill in terms of surprises and perceived “WOW!” factor. Did it deliver? Well, let’s find out by examining what I found Good, Bad, and Meh about the iPad/iMac event. The Good The new iMac: It has […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Nosferatu Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    NOSFERATU DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 13 Hours BUY-IT Price: Can currently only be unlocked via completing the Candy Bash Challenge HOW TO BREED: Nosferatu and Nosferatu / Otherwise Can currently only be unlocked via completing the Candy Bash Challenge (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Ragnarok Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    RAGNAROK DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 39 Hours, 27 minutes Hours BUY-IT Price: 1,300 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Lava and Ruin / Blue Fire and Root / Watch and Mountain (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 […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Mirror Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    MIRROR DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 14 Hours BUY-IT Price: 1,000 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Light and Metal / Palladium and Radiant (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 […]
  • Release Siri’s Wild Side with Mouthy

    Dr. Macenstein
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Apple’s Siri has some cute little Easter Eggs built in to her programming that let you ask her all sorts of inappropriate questions and get back some mildly amusing, PG-13 answers. But what if you want to see what Siri would sound like all grown up? And drunk? Well, now you can, with Mouthy (free […]
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  • Inky 2.2 - Pull together all your personal and work email accounts into one place. (Free)

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Inky is an app for all your email featuring smart views, a unified inbox, relevance sorting, cloud-enabled functionality, and more. Inky works with any IMAP or POP account. Forget about complicated port numbers and server names. Adding any number of accounts is a breeze with Inky's automatic account discovery. Get Organized with Smart Views Focus on mail from personal contacts without the distraction of social notifications, daily deals, and other newsletters. Inky automatically categorizes your incoming mail so you don't have to. Sort By Relevance Inky's unique relevance sorting lets you…
  • Arduino 1.0.6 - Open-source IDE for Arduino. (Free)

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:35 pm
    The open-source Arduino environment makes it easy to write code and upload it to the I/O board. It runs on Windows, OS X, and Linux. The environment is written in Java and based on Processing, avr-gcc, and other open-source software.Version 1.0.6: avr: Improved USB-CDC write speed (Justin Rajewski) avr: Improved USB-CDC read code (Paul Brook) avr: Fixed race condition in USB-CDC transmit (Paul Brook) avr: Added replacement stub for cstdlib atexit() funciton (Christopher Andrews) Fixed wrong NULL pointer handling in Stream class (Amulya Kumar Sahoo) Backported String class from IDE 1.5.x (Matt…
  • Pneumatic Image Converter 3.1.0 - Batch convert image files. (Commercial)

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Pneumatic Image Converter does the following: Batch convert multiple supported image files into other formats from any combination. Supported image files include BMP, GIF, JPG, JP2, PDF, PNG, PSD, and TIFF. Converted image files retain their original name automatically. Filters out unsupported image files, simplifying the procedure. User selected destination for converted image files. Original image files remain unmodified. Fast conversion. Version 3.1.0: Updated to work with OS X 10.10 OS X 10.9 or laterDownload Now
  • Joystick Mapper 1.1.3 - Map keys and mouse movements to your gamepads. (Commercial)

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Joystick Mapper Joystick Mapper is an application that allows you to configure your joysticks or gamepads to simulate keyboard keys/mouse movement/mouse click/mouse scroll, so you can control any app or game using them, even the ones without built-in support. A very good companion for First Person Shooters, Flash Games, Media Players, for example. Works great with a variety of gamepads, including (but not limited to) Xbox 360 and Ps3. Features: Use any axis, dpads or buttons on your joystick to simulate keyboard and mouse Map any of the 4 directions from an Analog Stick independently Smooth…
  • Sim Daltonism 1.2 - Simulate color blindness on your Mac. (Free)

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Sim Daltonism is a color-blindness simulator for OS X. It filters in real-time the area around the mouse pointer and displays the result - as seen by a color blind person - in a floating palette.Version 1.2: Protanopia (most common color blindness) is now selected by default OS X 10.6 or laterDownload Now
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    World of Apple

  • Apple Announces Q414 Revenue of $42.1bn, FY14 Revenue Tops $182bn

    Alex Brooks
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Apple’s fiscal year revenue between 2000 and 2014 Apple today announced financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2014 which ran from July 1, 2014 until September 27. The quarter also marks the end of Apple’s financial year. For the quarter Apple posted revenue of $42.1 billion and net quarterly profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share (adjusted for stock split). These results compare to revenue of $37.5 billion and net profit of $7.5 billion, or $1.18 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. For the fiscal year Apple made a total of $182.79bn in revenue,…
  • A Look Ahead at Apple’s Q4 2014 Results, Is the iPad a Fad?

    Alex Brooks
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:28 pm
    On Monday Apple will report its Q4 2014 fiscal results, the quarter that ended on September 30 marks an important one as it takes in the majority of Apple’s back to school season. Notably the quarter only includes about a week and half of iPhone 6 sales, it’s unknown how much detail Apple will go into about the success of the launch so far—at last week’s media event the company failed to give any numbers. Let’s explore some elements of Apple’s results release; namely the ever slumping iPad sales number, the end of year total, and the analyst estimates. iFad?
  • Ahead of Apple’s iPad Event

    Alex Brooks
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:01 pm
    iPad Air 2 with Touch ID | Image from video of dummy model Unlike Apple’s September it sure feels like the October 16 event that Apple has planned has snuck up on us all. This has nothing to do with the fact that Tuesday this week has sailed past and the event is in fact being held on a Thursday, a very rare occasion indeed (Wednesday’s are common for iPad events, Monday the default for WWDC but Thursday I’ve never known). In fact it’s fair to say that neither the rumour mill or the general public is hyped up about tomorrow’s Apple event, so will they in fact…
  • Think 2021

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

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

  • Tenorshare Music Cleanup for Mac

    MacZOT
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Tenorshare Music Cleanup for Mac Clean up and organize your iTunes music library easily! Normally: $39.95 ZOT Price: $9.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Tenorshare Music cleanup for Mac is an excellent iTunes library cleaner which helps to clean up and organize your iTunes library. It does the job by deleting iTunes duplicates, fixing missing and mislabeled music info, like artist, album art, song name, genre, year, etc. It also cleans local music library by removing duplicates.   What Tenorshare iTunes Music Cleanup for Mac can do for you? Remove Duplicate Tracks on iTunes This…
  • 104 Awesome Halloween Vector Elements – For Just $10

    MacZOT
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    104 Awesome Halloween Vector Elements – For Just $10 Normally: $50.00 ZOT Price: $10.00 Click to macZOT!   DesignTNT is back with an awesome deal for the most awaited event of October: the spooky Halloween! I’m talking about a collection of 104 top-quality Halloween Vector Elements of great use, especially now, when this holiday is getting so close. With this set alone you will be able to create hundreds of unique, premium designs that will help you stand up in the crowd. You can use them for greeting cards, illustrations, flyers, product packaging, banners and…
  • Get 100 Halloween Vector Illustrations with an Extended License for Only $5.99

    MacZOT
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Get 100 Halloween Vector Illustrations with an Extended License for Only $5.99 Normally: $400.00 ZOT Price: $5.99 Click to macZOT!   We featured this deals a couple of days ago, but decided to bring it back for another week because a lot of people wanted to get it but didn’t manage to do it.  I’m talking about a set of 100 top-quality Halloween illustrations at an exceptional price – only $5.9! Yes, you heard me right: $5.9 for 100 vector illustrations that usually would cost you $400! They’ll be extremely useful when you lack time and need to finish a…
  • Declutter

    MacZOT
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Declutter Keep your desktop organized and clean! Normally: $14.99 ZOT Price: $7.49 Click to macZOT!   Declutter is an solution to Desktop Clutter, that every Mac user faces.Declutter helps you to create Smart folders with rules based on file names and extensions. It automatically keeps your desktop organized and clean. Beautiful Desktop We all love when we buy our new Mac. It is the face of the device. Declutter helps you to keep it that way and even makes it more beautiful. Smart Folders Declutters helps you to create beautiful and intelligent folders in your desktop. Each folder is…
  • Big Graphics Bundle

    MacZOT
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Big Graphics Bundle Over 6,400 awesome clipart graphics and textures Normally: $94.95 ZOT Price: $29.99 Click to macZOT!   Don't miss out on your best chance to stock up on our best graphics.  With the Big Graphics Bundle, you'll get: Over 6,400 premium graphics, clipart and backgrounds A huge variety of styles - nature, sports, people and all-purpose graphics for any occasion There are 5 completely unique graphic collections included in this bundle, which are perfect for almost any project.  Collections included are:   Nature Art  - 1,300+…
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    MacBlogz

  • Apple launches Maps Connect to let businesses add details to their Maps listing

    John-Michael Bond
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Apple Maps has experienced some growing pains over the years, but with time the app has become a useful GPS solution. Of course there's always room for improvement, which is why Apple has launched Maps Connect. Maps Connect is a new service for small...
  • Siri can guess sports odds and thinks the Royals will win the World Series

    John-Michael Bond
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Siri has another neat trick you may not have known about -- gambling speculation. If you ask Siri "who is going to win the World Series?" it will tell you exactly who is currently predicted to win. In this case Siri thinks the Royals are going to...
  • iFixit Tears Down iPad Air 2, Confirms Smaller Battery, A8X Chip, and 2GB RAM

    Juli Clover
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Now that the iPad Air 2 is being delivered to customers and showing up in retail Apple Stores, iFixit has acquired one of the new tablets and has begun one of its traditional teardowns to see just what's inside Apple's thinner, more powerful iPad Air 2. According to iFixit, the "gapless" front panel is more rigid than previous iPad models, and feels sturdier when it's being pried up with the company's proprietary iOpener. As with all iPads, the glued down display is the only access point to the tablet. As noted in reviews, the iPad Air 2 has a smaller battery than the original iPad Air,…
  • iFixit Tears Down iPad Air 2, Confirms Smaller Battery, A8X Chip, and 2GB RAM

    Juli Clover
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Now that the iPad Air 2 is being delivered to customers and showing up in retail Apple Stores, iFixit has acquired one of the new tablets and has begun one of its traditional teardowns to see just what's inside Apple's thinner, more powerful iPad Air 2. According to iFixit, the "gapless" front panel is more rigid than previous iPad models, and feels sturdier when it's being pried up with the company's proprietary iOpener. As with all iPads, the glued down display is the only access point to the tablet. As noted in reviews, the iPad Air 2 has a smaller battery than the original iPad Air,…
  • Google's new app Inbox brings Google Now styled filters to your email

    John-Michael Bond
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Google has debuted a new email filtering app called Inbox which compiles pieces of information from your Gmail account and groups them together for faster access. It allows you to quickly find travel plans, photos, documents, or event information...
 
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2014.10.17 - Apple's 10.16.2014 Event

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:24 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 503. Apple's next event 10.16.2014. Updates on Apple Pay and the Apple Watch. Brand new iPads in the form of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. An awesome new Retina 5K iMac and the updated Mac mini. Plus, Kelly Guimont from The Mac Observer stops in to share her thoughts and the latest new tech from Apple. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsor: lynda.com - Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video tutorials. Visit lynda.com/maccast to start your free trial. Shownotes in: HTML…
  • Maccast 2014.10.06

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 502. Mac.BackDoor.iWorm. Next Apple Event this month. Details on the iPhone 6. Apple’s plans for Beats. Case for a $15K Apple Watch. Explaining the "Shellshock" vulnerability. Managing iOS 8 bugs. Removing photos from 'Recently Added'. Use Speak Screen in iOS 8. Limiting Apple Mail storage. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Gazelle - The fast and easy place to get cash for your used iPhone, iPad, and other Apple gadgets Shownotes in: HTML or OPML Subscribe to the Podcast Feed…
  • Maccast 2014.09.24 - Three Amigos

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek), David Sparks, and Ken Ray
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 501. This week a special Three Amigos episode. I'm joined by David Sparks (MacSparky) and Ken Ray (Mac OS Ken) as we discuss the latest happenings in the world of Apple. In this episode we cover the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, Bendgate, Apple Pay, and the upcoming Apple Watch. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Smile - smilesoftware.com MacPaw - CleanMyMac 2 Shownotes in: HTML or OPML Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
  • Maccast 2014.09.18 - Show 500!

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

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

  • 0473 - OS X 10.10 Yosemite Part 1 - Installation [HD - Free Tutorial]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    OS X Yosemite 10.10 is here! There's lots to cover in Apple's latest operating system but let's start at the beginning. In this episode we start off with the basics, preparing for OS X Yosemite and installation. The installation section covers both a standard upgrade as well as a fresh install.
  • 0472 - FileVault - Security Through Encryption [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If you have sensitive data stored on your Macbook, you may want to consider installing FileVault. FileVault is a encryption tool built into OSX. Rather than encrypting individual files or folders, FileVault encrypts the entire bootable volume, with the option to encrypt other volumes as well. Using a strong encryption password, you can prevent access to your data if your Macbook is lost or stolen.
  • 0471 - MoneyWell - Personal Finance Budgeting [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    MoneyWell is one of the most respected personal finance applications for the Mac. Using a unique approach of using "buckets" for your various budgets, it allows to to easily keep track of income and expenditure, ensuring you remain on budget.
  • 0470 - BetterTouchTool & Leap Motion Controller [HD - Trailer]

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

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

  • Update by Brian

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    Brian created a new photo album Tim Cook with Government officials
  • Update by Brian

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:37 am
    Brian bookmarked Apple responds to Spotlight Suggestions 'backlash,' says personal data collection limited
  • Update by Daniel Black

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Daniel Black posted to the http://www.myapplespace.com/thewire/view/30117
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    20 Oct 2014 | 3:39 am
    Brian bookmarked Meet the World’s First Alternative to Dialing 911
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    19 Oct 2014 | 1:33 am
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    Softpedia News > Apple

  • iPad Air 2 Is the Fastest Tablet on the Market – Benchmarks

    Softpedia News (Cosmin Vasile)
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Some customers will always put specs over functionality, and in some cases even above their needs. Techies will always prefer the most powerful devices that are available on the market and will always wait for benchmarks before making their purchase. The same goes for the tablet market where competition is fierce between Android and iOS-powered slates. The fact that Apple and Google announced their new flagship tablets less than one week from each other says a lot about the importance both co... (read more)
  • Here Are the Apple Pay Apps Currently Available Today

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Apple has opened up a new category of apps on the iTunes App Store. Dubbed “Buy with Apple Pay,” this new section is home to but a handful of apps that support the new system, but we expect the list to grow as developers begin to support it. “Apple pay is the easy, secure, and private way to check out in apps using Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Discover apps that let you buy with Apple Pay and come back as more are added,” says Apple. Apps you can use today It isn’t clear why Appl... (read more)
  • Apple Addresses 7 New Vulnerabilities in iOS, Apple TV Software

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    iOS 8.1 arrived with a great deal of enhancements yesterday, but few people noticed that it also contained quite a few security fixes. Even less people noticed that a new Apple TV firmware had been released alongside that update, also containing patches for some recently found vulnerabilities. With the release of these two updates yesterday, Apple closed a total of seven holes discovered in recent weeks in the two OSes. iOS 8.1 patches five flaws, whereas Apple TV 7.0.1 mitigates only two. T... (read more)
  • Apple’s Best Mail App Ever, Now in OS X 10.10

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    With the release of Yosemite this month, Apple introduced a whole range of new features as well as updated apps. One of the apps that got a makeover in the process of developing Yosemite was Mail. I hear a lot of people prefer third-party solutions over Apple’s own Mail app. Personally, I love it. I won’t go into the details, but I will say that, thanks to Yosemite, I have yet another reason to stick by its side. Markup Mail in Yosemite comes with this awesome Markup feature that lets you a... (read more)
  • Apple Closer than Ever to Axing the iPod

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    It’s sad every time we hear that the iPod is slowly dying on us. Once a landmark of portable technology, the iconic media players are slowly falling into oblivion. The reason? Most likely, the iPhone. According to the latest conference call discussing Apple’s quarterly earnings, the iPod has again registered slender sales (if you can call 2.6 million a small number), about 24 percent lower than the year-ago-quarter. Mind you, this happens every quarter (albeit with some fluctuating numbers),... (read more)
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    9to5Mac

  • Apple wins lawsuit over expired pager patents, dubs opponent ‘patent troll’ in email

    Mike Beasley
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Apple was accused of using patented technology originally created for this high-tech device GPNE Corp, a Honolulu company that licenses technology patents, took Apple to court recently over a few patents the company claimed were violated in several of Apple’s iOS products. The technology in question was originally patented for pagers (remember those? yeah, me neither) and the patents have since expired. Apple regularly takes on so-called “patent trolls” looking to profit from technology patents for widely used tech, but it’s not every day the company comes out and…
  • Apple iPad Air 2 first look: Unboxing, benchmarks, and camera performance (Video)

    Dom Esposito
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Today we’re taking a look at Apple’s fastest and thinnest tablet to date. The iPad Air 2 is more than just a pretty shell. This tablet packs some decent performance over its predecessor. While we haven’t had enough time with it to put together a full review, there are some main points we wanted to go over. First up, this thing is crazy thin. Apple wasn’t exaggerating when claiming that it was thinner than a pencil. It’s 18 percent thinner than the iPad Air measuring a mere 6.1mm in thickness. This may not be a good thing for everyone, but for the most part it was…
  • Tim Cook pays a visit to Zhengzhou iPhone factory during trip to China

    Mike Beasley
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Tim Cook paid a visit to a Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou, China during a trip across the country. The Apple executive tweeted the photo above with one of the workers assembling an iPhone. Cook will meet with Chinese Apple employees later for a special Q&A session where he will answer questions from workers across the world. The CEO is also scheduled to meet with the Vice Premier of China following recent reports that the nation’s government was engaging in iCloud phishing attacks. Great to meet talented people like Zhang Fan, who helps make iPhone 6 in Zhengzhou. An early highlight…
  • Apple dropping support for SSL 3.0 on push notification servers, requiring TLS by October 29th

    Mike Beasley
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Apple has announced to developers that it will be dropping support for SSL 3.0 on its push notification service on October 29th in order to mitigate a vulnerability discovered in the software recently. Developers who currently support both TLS and SSL 3.0 on their push servers will not be impacted by the change, but those using SSL 3.0 exclusively will need to switch to TLS before next Wednesday to ensure there is no disruption in their service. Apple has provided a way for developers to test compatibility with the updated system: October 22, 2014 The Apple Push Notification service will be…
  • Apple begins selling iTunes gift cards in United Arab Emirates ahead of first Apple Store opening

    Mike Beasley
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Apple has started selling iTunes gift cards in electronics retailers throughout the United Arab Emirates, according to photos sent by 9to5Mac readers. This is the first time these cards have been available in this market. The change is part of a larger move into the region by Apple’s retail arm, which began hiring for an upcoming Apple Store in Dubai several months ago. Some are saying that the upcoming Dubai store could become the largest in the world as Apple continues its push into new territories.Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Apple Store, United Arab Emirates Continue reading…
 
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    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • These Notification Centre Widgets Make Dashboard Irrelevant

    Justin Pot
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Replace all of your Mac’s Dashboard widgets using the new Today view in Yosemite. Here’s where to find Notification Centre widgets for sports scores, currency value, package tracking, and literally anything you can get by typing a Terminal command. The Dashboard is dying. Most users ignore it, and not many developers are building things for it. Apple knows this, and added an option to Yosemite to turn the Dashboard off altogether. Of course, there might be some Dashboard widgets you actually still use – I know there were for me. Which is where the new Today view in Notification…
  • What Does Continuity Mean for Yosemite & iOS 8?

    Matt Smith
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    OS X 10.10, better know as Yosemite, is a major Mac update that offers numerous features never seen before in an operating system. One of the most important is Continuity. While the name is slick and simple it actually represents a variety of interconnected features across the entire operating system that make using an iPhone or iPad alongside OS X easier than ever before. What does Continuity do, and does it work? Here’s what you need to know. Calls & Text Messages The most prominent feature of Continuity is its ability to turn your Mac running OS X Yosemite into an...Read the…
  • How To Install OS X Yosemite & Save The Installer

    Tim Brookes
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Hot on the heels of iOS 8 and a couple of new iPhones comes Apple’s latest release of OS X 10.10, codename “Yosemite”. As if that wasn’t enough, the company has also rewritten Christmas lists around the world by refreshing its iPad and iMac range too. OS X 10.10 Yosemite is free, comes with a brand new look, and is packed with features and security improvements over its predecessor, Mavericks. Here’s how to install it right now, as well as a look at the latest changes in Cupertino’s hardware line-up. OS X Yosemite Released We’ve taken a…
  • 5 Games From The 90s You Can Play On Your Mac Today

    Matthew Hughes
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ah, the 90s. They were wonderful, weren’t they? Nirvana released Nevermind. People started to get online. Everyone was sure the impending Y2K bug was going to bring Western civilization to its knees. Those were the days. You know what else was great? Games. The 90s produced some of the most cerebral, innovative games the world has ever seen. And many of them can be played on a modern Mac. Are you bored of endless rehashing Call of Duty? Want to play something interesting and fun? Here are 5 of the best you can play on your Mac, right now. Sid...Read the full article: 5 Games From The…
  • Apple Updates iPad & iMac, Anonabox Faces Backlash, And More… [Tech News Digest]

    Dave Parrack
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Also, Twitpic fails, PS4 & Xbox One updates, free Steam weekend, retro Casio watches, and the Netflix musical. Apple Unveils New iPads, New iMac Apple has unveiled new iPads and a new iMac at a press event in Cupertino, California. These aren’t totally new devices, but just updates on existing product lines. Which means the endless press coverage and consumer excitement seen after the September keynote — when the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch were all announced — is much more subdued this time around. The iPad Air 2 is a super-thin (6.1 mm) iPad with a...Read…
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    ifoAppleStore

  • Retail Financials Up, But To Be Reported No More

    Gary Allen
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Amid the announcement of very positive quarterly financials results for both Apple and its retail stores today, company executives revealed a major change in how retail profit and loss will be reported starting in fiscal 2015—the company will no longer break out the results separately. Instead, retail store financials will be reported within the company’s existing geographic segments, ending the 13-year practice of allowing investors and analysts to judge the figures and make quarterly comparisons. Executives did not explain why they decided to cloak its retail store financials,…
  • Planning Begins For Apple Store In Nordic Region

    Gary Allen
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Two years after pushing the boundaries of the Apple store region northward to include Sweden, the company is making plans to expand the chain into the adjacent country of Finland, the most sparsely-populated country in the European Union. In fact, with just 5.5 million residents, Finland would be the smallest country on earth with an Apple store among the 15 countries now being served. According to sources, Apple is taking steps to prepare its point-of-sale (POS), personnel scheduling, Concierge and EasyPay computer systems to operate in the country, including software translations into…
  • Apple Watch Makes Debut at Fashion Store

    Gary Allen
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
    In a unusual but understandable twist, the Apple Watch made its retail store debut not in one of Apple’s own stores, but under glass inside a Collette fashion store in Paris on Tuesday. The public event included invited guests from the world of fashion, Apple Sr. VP Design Jony Ive and newly-hired designer Marc Newson. It’s the first time the company has used another retailer to pre-promote a product and, significantly, was Apple’s first entrée into the world of fashion retailing. The Apple Watch won’t be available until early 2015, and there’s wide…
  • Book Reveals Genesis of Fifth Avenue Store

    Gary Allen
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:23 am
    The Fifth Avenue Apple store in New York City is arguably the most iconic retail space in the world, and a new book describes how it was the collaborative creation of two great—and sometimes contentious—personalities: George Macklowe representing real estate and Steve Jobs representing technology. The store’s success was nearly immediate, since it attracted 50,000 visitors a week after it opened in 2006, and generated $1 million in daily. Macklowe sparked the idea for an Apple store on the plaza of the General Motors Building on Fifth Avenue, and “pestered” former VP…
  • Store Approved, Now Debate Over The Trees

    Gary Allen
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:23 am
    After working 10 months to obtain construction permits for a landmark retail store in downtown San Francisco, Apple is now trying to convince the city that seven tulip trees need to be removed from the side of the building before construction can begin. But even with a company promise to eventually replace the trees after the store is finished, officials of the city’s Department of Public Works were skeptical of the proposal during a hearing earlier this week. Apple intends to demolish a large existing building on a corner parcel overlooking Union Square, and construct a huge,…
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  • DSS 1.0 Released on the iBookstore

    Richard
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:25 am
    London, United Kingdom – Independent developer, Philip Page is proud to announce the release of DSS 1.0 (v1.3.3), an update to his popular Drum Syllabus Series for iPad. Designed for drummers of all ages and abilities, Drum Syllabus is able to be used by a teacher in both a one on one and classroom setting as well as the self taught student. Version 1.3.3 includes song breakdown updates with a few minor corrections. DSS 1.0 is the first digital textbook from The Drum Syllabus Series. This iBook takes aspiring drummers right from the very beginning, through every aspect of learning the…
  • Doctor Spin Reinvents Apps with Hilarious Content and Device-Spinning

    Richard
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    Cupertino, California – iPhone users who are tired of wading through the App Store in search of something unique, exciting, challenging and fun, can now get more than they possibly imagined by downloading Code Delivery Boy’s phenomenal new game, Doctor Spin. Designed to have users shrieking in horror and laughing with delight at the same time, Doctor Spin is unlike anything the mobile gaming world has seen before. All the action unfolds in the castle of the app’s namesake, Doctor Spin, who – as one might expect from a mad scientist of his ilk – is conducting some…
  • PhatWare Releases WritePad Handwriting Recognition SDK for iOS 8

    Richard
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Spokane, Washington – PhatWare Corporation, leading professional software and application developer, is pleased to announce today the immediate availability of WritePad Software Development Kit (SDK), a new version of its multiplatform, multilingual handwriting recognition for iOS 8. The WritePad SDK 4.5 for iOS is now optimized for the latest version of iOS 8, supporting arm7, arm7s, and arm64 architectures, and features improved handwriting recognition engine, updated dictionaries, and vastly improved sample code updated for Xcode 6 and iOS 8. WritePad SDK enables application…
  • VIDEO: How Apple’s OS X Yosemite tracks you

    GrabPress
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Apple’s increased location tracking in its newest operating system, OS X Yosemite, has alarmed many Mac users. Security expert Ashkan Soltani explains the updated Spotlight search function and the privacy concerns. 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.
  • XChange US announces free seminar in New York for 2imagine

    Richard
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    Carson City, Nevada – XChange US is excited to announce a free seminar in New York City for 2imagine’s browser-based, WYSIWYG editor for Adobe(TM) InDesign(TM) and Illustrator(TM) documents which gives users total control over every page element, typeface, style and color. The seminar is free but space is limited – users should take this opportunity to register now. Companies can’t afford to miss this educational event! When: * November 11, 2014, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM * Refreshments and lunch will be provided during the seminar Where * The New York Times Building *…
 
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  • Top Tips for Choosing an iPad Stand for Your POS System

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:07 am
    You have decided to switch over to an iPad based POS system, which is a very wise decision. “Tablet-based POS systems are faster, simpler to use and affordable,” states Point of Sale. However, they are not without their problems. The tablet can withstand ordinary wear and tear, but dropping it can result in serious long-term damage. This is particularly true in the case of cashiers who are swiping thousands of items for several hundred customers each day. A sudden jolt or a jostled elbow could result in the cashier dropping the tablet or dinging it with some kind of can or…
  • 10 Beautiful Vintage iPad Wallpapers

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

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

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

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

    Shawn King
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Thanks to my friend Sly for sending me this video and thanks to the American hockey fans who honoured all Canadians by singing our National Anthem and showing their respect on this awful day. Tears and chills.
  • Original Mac 128K screen laid on the new iMac Retina 5K display

    Dave Mark
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    This is just delicious. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Yosemite and iOS 8.1: What photographers need to know

    Dave Mark
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    A must read for photographers, but well worth your time, even if the most you do is take the occasional snapshot. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, died yesterday at 93

    Dave Mark
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    Ben Bradlee was a towering figure on journalism, guiding the Washington Post as it challenged the US federal government over the right to publish the Pentagon Papers and was a driving force in uncovering the Watergate scandal that ultimately unseated US President Richard M Nixon. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Apple will sell its billionth iOS device this quarter

    Dave Mark
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    I remember thinking, when the iPhone was first announced, what an accomplishment it would be if Apple could sell 10 million of them. A billion iOS devices is simply astonishing. ∞ Read this on The Loop
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  • Millions of DropBox Account Credentials Leaked Online, DropBox Denies of Being Hacked

    SK Mezanul Haque
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    Dropbox is one of the most popular online cloud storage provider. Last time the cloud service was a victim of hacking, it started offering two-factor authorization, also known as 2-step verification for better security. Late Monday, an anonymous person posted a series of posts on Pastebin, claiming to have in possession nearly seven million Dropbox accounts including passwords. To be exact, the poster claimed to have 6,937,081 of compromised Dropbox account credentials. As a proof, that hacker(s) posted Pastebin files with a few hundred username and password pairs as…
  • Latest Chrome Browser Update: Download Google Chrome 38

    SK Mezanul Haque
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 38 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest Google Chrome update is a major update bumping up the version number to 38.0.2125.101. It comes with a number of fixes and improvements to the web browser. The fixes and improvements includes a number of new apps, extension APIs and a lot of under the hood changes for stability and performance. If you are a Google Chrome user, the web browser should download the update and install it automatically. Tip! Bookmark this page for latest Google Chrome web browser updates. You can view the…
  • Keyboard Shortcuts in the Windows 10 Technical Preview

    SK Mezanul Haque
    4 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    Microsoft released Windows Technical Preview of Windows 10 operating system recently. After the announcement, much has been written and much will be written about it. Skipping Windows 9, as was the expected name for the successor of Windows 8 (or Windows 8.1), Windows 10 comes with a new Start Menu, custom user interface for different devices and more. Technical Preview of Windows 10 is available to everyone who wants to test the upcoming version of Windows operating and optionally help Microsoft by providing useful feedback. Many people may say that Microsoft is following the footsteps of…
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview Released, Download Now

    SK Mezanul Haque
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    Microsoft has released Windows 10 Technical Preview for testing. You can download Windows 10 Technical Preview now from the official website. Microsoft also launched its free Windows Insider Program. You need to sign up for free Windows Insider Program to give your feedback about the new Windows 10 Technical Preview. Since the operating system is a “Technical Preview” edition and not Windows 10 final edition, it is recommended to install it on a virtual machine. You can easily use any virtual machine software like Virtual Box or VMWare. Virtual Box is a freeware application but…
  • Everything You Need To Know About iOS 8: How to Install iOS 8 on iPhone, iPad, iPod?

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

    Paul Horowitz
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm
    The revised interface in OS X Yosemite makes heavy use of transparencies, flatness, white space, smaller and narrow fonts, and a dramatic lack of contrast with neutral shades of grey used for most text and many onscreen elements. Combined with the new system font choice of Helvetica Neue (the same font from iOS), the overall ... Read More
  • How to Downgrade OS X Yosemite Back to OS X Mavericks

    Paul Horowitz
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    For Mac users who have updated to OS X Yosemite and found it to be unbearable for whatever reason, you’ll be pleased to discover that downgrading back to OS X Mavericks may be a possibility for you. This is not specifically recommended, but if you’re absolutely set on reverting from Yosemite to the prior version ... Read More
  • How to Install Java in OS X Yosemite

    Paul Horowitz
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Mac users who require Java and who have installed OS X Yosemite may have discovered that a prior version of Java is no longer functioning under OS X 10.10, and that older installers don’t work to install Java in Yosemite. Additionally, a fresh install of Yosemite does not include Java at all. If your Mac ... Read More
  • Did iOS 8.1 Reduce Your Battery Life? This May Help

    Paul Horowitz
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Though the iOS 8.1 update includes many bug fixes that resolve some of the frustrating annoyances that popped up in earlier versions, a handful of users have experienced something else with iOS 8.1; quickly reducing battery life. No, we’re not talking about shaving a few minutes off how long your iPad or iPhone lasts, we’re ... Read More
  • How to Show the Full Website URL in Safari for OS X Yosemite

    Paul Horowitz
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:24 pm
    The newest version of Safari in OS X Yosemite defaults to only displaying the domain name of the website you are visiting, rather than the complete URL that many users have long been accustomed to seeing. Some users won’t notice the change, but for many of us, this is unnecessary and annoying as it hides ... Read More
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  • Carl Icahn on Bloomberg TV Says of Apple

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    Carl Icahn in his activist mode, reiterates view that high-yield market is a bubble. Says the Fed has given the economy, or the patient, “too much medicine.” Says market should not be shorted. He goes on to say that Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim is a “great CEO.” Says Apple pay has a great future. And that investment in Apple ‘no brainer’ SOURCE
  • Apple Analysts Don’t Have A Clue – They Just Follow

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Apple Analysts Top 10 Ranking – Philip Elmer-DeWitt If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, the paid financial analysts from the big banks and advisory firms aren’t worth the toilet paper I use to wipe my ass…no, one better, the used toilet paper. It’s as simple as that. Their job is clear…to misdirect, cause controversy, move the markets; all for the purpose of getting attention and spurring transactions for their employers. If you pay a fee to a big investment firm’s advisory service, and you pay attention to these leeches, then…
  • Apple Pay Getting Around

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    Last week I told you that my bank, Bank of America, was preparing us for Apple Pay with internal advertisements. This week, another bank, First Tennessee is announcing their intent to offer Apple Pay, and just this morning, TheFlyOnTheWall service reported that Whole Food Markets is going to offer Apple Pay at the checkout, also Home Depot! It’s only a matter of time before Apple Pay sweeps across the nation. I expect adoption to accelerate in the new year as mew money misappropriated by businesses. Early adopters will have a competitive advantage, and that will quickly drive further…
  • Another GT Advanced Exec Saw Apple Writing On the Wall and Cashes In

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    Who can blame a company executive, a principle share holder for dumping his stock when he knows it’s only a matter of time that his company is going bust, when your major client decides not to do business with you? It’s a rhetorical question for sure, the money is almost in the bank, all you have to do is deposit it, right? Well, that’s exactly what happened with both the CEO and COO of GT Advanced once they learned that their sapphire production did not meet Apple’s technical and financial goals. They ran to the teller window and cashed in their chips. Should they…
  • Credit Suisse Upgrades Apple Price Target – Sees Limited Growth

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Apple price target raised to $110 from $96 at Credit Suisse and materially raised estimates to reflect new iPhone forecasts. The firm maintains its Neutral rating based on limited upside. October 2014 AAPL Upgrades via analystratings.net
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  • iOS 8: Enable Guided Access to Limit Use and Keep Prying Eyes Out

    Chita Hunter
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
      Having children or even adults use your iDevice doesn’t have to be a scary notion. You can limit how long someone can use the iDevice and what app they have access to.      
  • Spotted! ApplePay!

    Chita Hunter
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    For whatever reason, this technology excites me! (I know, it’s not Thursday yet, but I’m sneaking in here.) I like the idea of ApplePay. Of not having to carry around those secure un-secure credit cards. At the same time, the futuristic ramifications are quite intriguing if not a bit scary, too. But, that’s with everything, I’m rolling with it. Yesterday, I spotted ApplePay at my local Whole Foods Market. Have you seen ApplePay in use outside of the Apple Store? If so, where?    
  • Upgrading? Backup First!

    Phyllis Evans
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    I’ve seen lots of discussions on the net this past week about upgrading to the latest Apple operating systems and most of them stress backing up first, but most of them don’t differentiate between types of backup. Is Time Machine enough? Should you have a bootable clone backup? Can you backup two machines to the same drive? Do I really need to do a backup? Call me paranoid, but I keep multiple backups of my main computer. Why? I’ve had backup drives fail, usually when I’m least prepared to deal with a failure. I’m not as fussy about my laptop, but it’s not…
  • My 10 Favorite Features in Mac OS X Yosemite

    Terry White
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    It’s hard to believe that we’re on the 11th major version of Mac OS X, but we’re here. Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite has been released and like its predecessor, it’s a FREE download if you have a compatible Mac. Also just like the last few versions of Mac OS X, Yosemite is more evolutionary than revolutionary. Although I update to stay up to date, I also look at each version to see “what will this new Mac OS X do for me?” There are usually hundreds of new features/tweaks. However, there are usually only a handful that impact my day to day use. Yosemite is no…
  • Have An Old Smartphone Collecting Dust?

    Phyllis Evans
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    So, now that you’ve updated to that new iPhone 6, or even upgraded from a 4S to a 5C or 5S, what are you going to do with the old phone? If you bought it through Sprint, Verizon or AT&T, they’ll buy back your old phone for about $100. You could probably sell it on eBay and you might get more, but might also get less. And it all takes time. Several weeks. And a few headaches with packing and shipping. My daughter just upgraded from her old 4S to a 5C through her AT&T account. AT&T would buy back her 4S for a $100 gift card, and it would be somewhere around 3 weeks to process…
 
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  • DSS 1.0 Released on the iBookstore

    Richard
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:25 am
    London, United Kingdom – Independent developer, Philip Page is proud to announce the release of DSS 1.0 (v1.3.3), an update to his popular Drum Syllabus Series for iPad. Designed for drummers of all ages and abilities, Drum Syllabus is able to be used by a teacher in both a one on one and classroom setting as well as the self taught student. Version 1.3.3 includes song breakdown updates with a few minor corrections. DSS 1.0 is the first digital textbook from The Drum Syllabus Series. This iBook takes aspiring drummers right from the very beginning, through every aspect of learning the…
  • Doctor Spin Reinvents Apps with Hilarious Content and Device-Spinning

    Richard
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    Cupertino, California – iPhone users who are tired of wading through the App Store in search of something unique, exciting, challenging and fun, can now get more than they possibly imagined by downloading Code Delivery Boy’s phenomenal new game, Doctor Spin. Designed to have users shrieking in horror and laughing with delight at the same time, Doctor Spin is unlike anything the mobile gaming world has seen before. All the action unfolds in the castle of the app’s namesake, Doctor Spin, who – as one might expect from a mad scientist of his ilk – is conducting some…
  • PhatWare Releases WritePad Handwriting Recognition SDK for iOS 8

    Richard
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Spokane, Washington – PhatWare Corporation, leading professional software and application developer, is pleased to announce today the immediate availability of WritePad Software Development Kit (SDK), a new version of its multiplatform, multilingual handwriting recognition for iOS 8. The WritePad SDK 4.5 for iOS is now optimized for the latest version of iOS 8, supporting arm7, arm7s, and arm64 architectures, and features improved handwriting recognition engine, updated dictionaries, and vastly improved sample code updated for Xcode 6 and iOS 8. WritePad SDK enables application…
  • VIDEO: How Apple’s OS X Yosemite tracks you

    GrabPress
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Apple’s increased location tracking in its newest operating system, OS X Yosemite, has alarmed many Mac users. Security expert Ashkan Soltani explains the updated Spotlight search function and the privacy concerns. 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.
  • XChange US announces free seminar in New York for 2imagine

    Richard
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    Carson City, Nevada – XChange US is excited to announce a free seminar in New York City for 2imagine’s browser-based, WYSIWYG editor for Adobe(TM) InDesign(TM) and Illustrator(TM) documents which gives users total control over every page element, typeface, style and color. The seminar is free but space is limited – users should take this opportunity to register now. Companies can’t afford to miss this educational event! When: * November 11, 2014, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM * Refreshments and lunch will be provided during the seminar Where * The New York Times Building *…
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  • Diagnosing & Treating Bash "Shellshock"

    Morgan Aldridge
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    OS X is a descendant of a long lineage of UNIX operating systems, from which it inherits its incredible stability and enhanced security. However, the past two weeks have uncovered numerous bugs in a core piece of software relied on by many UNIX operating systems, OS X included: bash (Bourne-again shell). It turns out that these bugs have been very long standing and can be exploited in numerous ways to provide unchecked access to a computer (in some cases remotely) with an afflicted version of bash installed. Due to the surprise and scope of this vulnerability, many have dubbed it…
  • SOAPBOX: The Failure of War

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

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

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

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

    dsellers
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    Elixir Graphics has announced Tesla Pro (http://tinyurl.com/k3ajw6w), an US$24.95 "elegant, responsive theme" for RapidWeaver 6, Realmac Software's web development tool. According to Adam Shiver, owner of Elixir Graphic, some of its most notable features are: extra stock banners; the ability to use your own images as banners; two ExtraContent areas; a lightbox for photo album images; and the "Blog Entry topper."
  • The Nova BLOX is a new power pack for smartphones, tablets, other devices

    dsellers
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    Juno Power has launched the Nova BLOX, a 4,000 mAh power pack packed in a five-ounce aluminum case with a 2.1A USB output. It charges smartphones, tablets, cameras and any other 5V device. The palm-sized Nova BLOX is equipped with a high-powered LED flashlight. It's offered in three tints of gold, grey and silver. The power bank purportedly provides up to 20 hours of additional talk time for the iPhone 5, 12 hours for the Samsung Galaxy series and 18 hours for the Moto X. The Nova BLOX is currently available at JunoPower.com and Amazon.com for $24.99.
  • Pyle Audio presents the Street Vibe Portable Bluetooth Speaker System

    dsellers
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Pyle Audio (www.pyleaudio.com) has introduced the US$149.99 Street Vibe Portable Bluetooth Speaker System, a classic boom box system that allows instant wireless music streaming through Bluetooth utilization. Additionally, the Street Vibe uses NFC (Near Field Communication) to connect with Android devices. The Street Vibe is built in the retro boom box mold, but with a LCD display and USB/Micro SD memory card readers. It boasts two 2.5-inch stereo speakers, a built-in rechargeable battery (2200 mAh), a FM radio and sleep timer function, EQ presets, and touch button controls.
  • Bike2Power introduces the MountCase Kit for the iPhone 6

    dsellers
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Bike2Power (www.bike2power.com) has introduced the MountCase Bike Kit for iPhone 6, and the BikeCharge Dynamo, a compact and mountable device with an integrated bicycle dynamo. The US$49.95 MountCase Bike Kit comes equipped with a RainGuard and MountCase, converting from an everyday case to a bike-mounting system. It's build of polycarbonate plastic and weighs less than two ounces. The RainGuard lays over the MountCase protecting the device from rain, snow, dust and dirt. read more
  • ScreenFlow 5.0 adds support for iOS recording, more

    dsellers
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Telestream has released ScreenFlow 5.0, the latest version of the company's screencasting and video editing software for the Mac. The upgrade adds such features as direct recording from iOS devices, enhanced ease of use, improved media management, and new publishing capabilities. read more
 
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  • Morning Report: Cook Talks iCloud in China, iPad Air 2 Reviews, GT's Apple Split

    J.R. Bookwalter
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    Did you preorder an iPad Air 2 last week? If so, it's probably already on the way to you, and now the critics have weighed in with their own thoughts, and our Wednesday Morning Report has pulled the best quotes so you don't have to read them all. We've also got details of Tim Cook's latest trip to China, and a settlement between Apple and GT Advanced over the latter's abrupt trip to bankruptcy court.Apple CEO Tim Cook in China to Diffuse iCloud HackingReuters today reported that Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook was on hand for a discussion on user data security with members of the…
  • Apple May Launch Rumored Apple Pay Loyalty Program in Time for Holidays

    Leif Johnson
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Apple made us wait a while for Apple Pay, but now that the service is out of the gate, a new rumor suggests that the company is already preparing to release the loyalty rewards program that was reportedly scheduled for a late 2015 release. According to Bank Innovation, we could see it in time for the holiday shopping season.The details of the rumored rewards program itself are nebulous, although most sources tend to agree that it will allow retailers use iBeacons to pass along more data than what you'd get through a simple NFC connection. The service would thus generate special offers based…
  • Apple Pay Works for Overseas iPhone Owners Using U.S.-Based Credit Cards

    Leif Johnson
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Apple might be focusing its efforts with Apple Pay on the United States at the moment, but reports compiled by MacRumors demonstrate that you can use the service overseas if you have a U.S.-based credit card attached to your Apple Pay account. This isn't just true for Americans; it also allows some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners from other countries to join in on the fun in the right circumstances.One user on the Whirlpool forums going by the name of deeemporium reported success in using it in Australia with a Citi credit card, for instance, and blogger Beau Giles helped relay the news to…
  • How to Create a Quiz on Your Mac

    Nick Peers
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Improving your Numbers skillset can take some effort, but with this tutorial we can have a little fun at the same time. We’re going to design an interactive quiz you can use just for kicks or for educational purposes, then share it with friends and family — and it'll let you brush up on some spreadsheet techniques as well.Our basic quiz lets you ask a series of questions — some with accompanying sounds, photos or even movie clips — so you can invite players to select the correct answer from a drop-down menu. If they answer correctly they score a point, and a final tally (along with a…
  • Review: WinZip 3

    Richard Cobbett
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    It’s rare to find an archiving tool worth paying for these days. WinZip makes a better case than most, though, with an excellent interface and some handy features.The main interface fills a gap that the built-in OS X archiver and its many alternatives miss, allowing ZIPs to be updated by dragging and dropping files, rather than treating the archive as a fixed thing to simply be created or extracted. WinZip is able to extract from ZIP, LHA, RAR and 7Z files and archive as ZIP, ZIPX and LHA, though it prefers its own format. One-click unzipping is available from the context menu, though…
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    FairerPlatform

  • Apple I Sells for $905K, Sets New Record

    the rocr
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:07 pm
    People were pretty surprised when another Apple I motherboard in working condition sold for $671,400 in May 2013. This particular Apple I, which was hand assembled by Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs’ garage in 1976, was expected to fetch $400,000. But, ... The post Apple I Sells for $905K, Sets New Record appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Apple to Devs: ‘We’re Dropping SSL 3 Due to Poodle’

    the rocr
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:03 pm
    While all of the major browser vendors have patched the Poodle SSL 3 vulnerability, the said same major browser vendors all agree that SSL 3 should no longer be used. Apple is doing its part, telling its developer partners that ... The post Apple to Devs: ‘We’re Dropping SSL 3 Due to Poodle’ appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • As Original iPod Turns 13, Apple Pushes iPod Aside

    the rocr
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    It was 13 years ago on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 that Steve Jobs introduced the original iPod and taught the world how to play music, again. But say “hello” one last time and now say “goodbye” to 1,000 songs in ... The post As Original iPod Turns 13, Apple Pushes iPod Aside appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • iMac Retina 5K vs Mac Pro: A Pretty Clear Choice

    the rocr
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Today’s iMac and Mac Pro challenge those old assumption that Mom stays home and dad goes out to work. Nope, now the lady rocking the mommy jeans brings home the artisanal reduced sodium organic hickory smoked bacon. Actually, no one need ... The post iMac Retina 5K vs Mac Pro: A Pretty Clear Choice appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • iMac Touch: ‘Not All That Interested in Building One’

    the rocr
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    Still waiting for the iPhone nano? Me, too, sort of. However, like an Apple branded Blu-Ray player, the iMac touch is a zombie rumor that you can quite safely lay to rest. Yes, you can get an iMac touch right now, ... The post iMac Touch: ‘Not All That Interested in Building One’ appeared first on FairerPlatform.
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    Virtua Computers

  • Want even more security? Try self-destructing drives

    Justin Esgar
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Yeah I’m not kidding. You read that title correctly. SecureDrives of the United Kingdom now sells an SSD drive that has the ability to be destroyed in case the laptop is stolen or tampered with. With built-in GSM (free for the first year, 29 british pounds each year thereafter), you can remotely destroy your hard drive. There are some failsafes, but if your corporate documents are of upmost important, simply call in your special text code and much like Mission Impossible, the information on the drive will be destroyed in 5…..4……3…..2….1…boom. Standard…
  • 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…
 
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  • No personal hotspot option, fix

    Serhat Kurt
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:47 am
    The Personal Hotspot feature lets you use your iPhone’s or iPad’s cellular data connection to connect your computers or other devices to the Internet. Some users reported that after updating to iOS 8 (and 8.1), their Personal Hotspot settings disappeared. In this article, I will explain all possible reasons why you may not see the option for […] The post No personal hotspot option, fix appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Mail – How to Create Annotations in OS X Yosemite

    Roland Banks
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Now that the latest version of OS X (called Yosemite) has been officially released, many of you will be eager to discover and use all the new features. Almost every application on the Mac has been updated with a “flatter” look and hundreds of new features such as Continuity, iCloud Drive and the new Today sidebar. Mail has often been criticised as lacking features […] The post Mail – How to Create Annotations in OS X Yosemite appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • iOS 8.1 available, how to update

    Serhat Kurt
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    Apple released iOS 8.1 today. This update activates Apple Pay (iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus), supports all of the new continuity features (like SMS relay and instant hotspot), brings back the camera roll and fixes several bugs. If you want to update your device, here is how: Steps: Before installing, you may want to back […] The post iOS 8.1 available, how to update appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • iOS 8, Hey Siri not working on iPhone or iPad, fix

    Serhat Kurt
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
    The new iOS 8 “Hey Siri” feature allows users to ask Siri a question starting with “Hey Siri” without pressing the home button. Several users are reporting that they have been unable to use this feature. Are you saying “Hey Siri” but not getting any response from Siri? If you updated to iOS 8 and started experiencing […] The post iOS 8, Hey Siri not working on iPhone or iPad, fix appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • How to use Siri to identify songs from over 100 countries

    Serhat Kurt
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Users running iOS 8 (and later) on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch can now find out what song is playing with Siri. Here is how: 1.Start playing the song you want to identify (a song on the same device such as iPhone / iPad or on a different device such as radio, TV, CD player […] The post How to use Siri to identify songs from over 100 countries appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
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    MacMyth

  • Apple’s Touch ID – Fingerprint Passcode

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Fingerprint readers had been used on several enterprise level laptops from Toshiba, Lenovo and many others in the business world but were ignored by the consumers. The Touch ID was branded as a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop

    18 Oct 2014 | 1:01 am
    Recent reports reveal that Google has unveiled its latest version of Android known as Android Lollipop at its I/O Developer Conference in June this year. There seems to be a lot more with regards to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple TV – Hub of Digital Home with Twitter and Facebook Integration

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    Developer notes connected with the updated beta software for Apple TV relates to the device used to `test HomeKit with the help of iOS apps’, with implication that the Apple TV will now become the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Free up Memory Space on iPhone

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    Sometimes one may run out of space on iPhone and face difficulties in taking new photos or to install apps, download music and would want to install iOS 8 but may not have the 6GB memory storage for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • New iPad Air Leaks

    13 Oct 2014 | 8:05 pm
    New images displaying parts for the new full sized iPad have been leaked much ahead of its forthcoming Apple event, wherein photos re-published by apple.club.tw blog portrays a full logic board for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Friends of Mac

  • iOS 8.0.2 Update Released with Bug Fixes for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch | OSX Daily

    FriendsofMac
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Apple has released iOS 8.0.2 for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users running iOS 8. The update includes multiple bug fixes, including resolutions to problems introduced by the failed iOS 8.0.1 launch. Full release notes for iOS 8.0.2 are included below.  Updating to iOS 8.0.2 with Over-the-Air Download The simplest way for users to update to iOS 8.0.2 is through the Over-the-Air update service offered directly on an eligible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The download is about 72MB and installs quickly. Be sure to backup your iOS device before installing this or any other software update.
  • How To: Install Custom Keyboards in iOS 8 | MacTrast

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

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

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

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

  • Where to Find Online Tech Deals

    Michael Wilson
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
    There are many sites that provide discounts, but only few sites really take the trouble to double check prices. With big discount sellers like Amazon it is pretty easy to find a good deal every day. Many companies will try […]
  • Great Educational Apps for School Students in 2014

    Michael Wilson
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Nowadays students who don’t have tablets or smartphones seem to be the exception, rather than the rule. It seems everyone has a device of one kind or another and this is partially owing to the constantly lowered price of these […]
  • Apple iPhone’s Most Noted Mishaps

    Samara Hayden
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Apple, the most expensive tech company in the world, has changed the way we compute, communicate, work and act. However, like any good tech company it’s had its fair share of mishaps along the way – plenty in fact. So, […]
  • iPhone to Big Button Phone – Why Sometimes Less Features Is More

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

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

  • iPhone 6 Plus VS Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Battle of the Titans

    Dipesh Timilsina
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:21 pm
    iPhone 6 Plus is eyeing for Phablet niche which Samsung created some years ago. But capitalizing in a niche Samsung masters isn’t going to be easy. Not easy, especially when Samsung has just outed their flagship phone of the year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Which one is superior of the two? Let’s find out! iPhone 6 Plus is Apple’s first phablet while the Note 4 is Samsung’s forth phablet.  Samsung has 4 years of experience when it comes to phablet innovation. Let us start our comparison with technical specs comparison. iPhone 6 Plus 5.5″ IPS LCD Display Full HD…
  • A New iCloud Tool Can Tell If You Are Using A Stolen iPhone

    Dipesh Timilsina
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:08 pm
    People buy and sell stolen iPhone all the time. Buyers who are unaware that the stolen iPhone they have bought from eBay suffer sooner or later thanks to “Where’s My iPhone” Activation Lock. The true owner of stolen iPhone can at any time remotely erase, lock and disable iPhone using iCloud service. Buying used iPhone has always been a risky task. Not so from now. Apple has just introduced a new iCloud tool which will let you check it the iPhone you are buying is stolen or not. The tool is simple to use. All you have to do is enter iPhone’s (or any Apple device with…
  • iPhone 6 Beats HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy S5 in Multi-Tasking With Only 1GB RAM

    Dipesh Timilsina
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    Specs of a phone means nothing and the video made by PhoneBuff proves it. Apple iPhone 6 comes with “mere” 1.4GHz Dual-Core Processor and 1 GB of RAM.  Its main competitors Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) both pack powerful Snapdragon 801 quad core CPU clocked at 2.5GHz and 2.3GHz respectively. Both have ample 2GB of RAM too.  As you might have guessed by now, iPhone 6 beats both Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) by quite a margin in video made by PhoneBuff. We agree that iPhone 6 having launched six month later than its competitor has its processing advantage. But the…
  • Apple iPad Air 2 Will Come With Gold Colour Option

    Dipesh Timilsina
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    Apple has been selling “Gold” coloured iPhone since last year. iPad till date is available in only two colour: Black and White. Thankfully, the new iPad (possibly iPad Air 2) will be available in Gold Colour too. This news comes from reliable source: Bloomberg and “various” other sources. According to Bloomberg, the new Apple iPad Air gold colour edition will go on sale along side grey and silver model. If this rumour turns out to be true, the new iPad will have same colour options as that of iPhone. iPad Air 2 is expected to launch along with iPad Air with…
  • Apple iOS 8.0.2 Live, Fixes All Issues

    Dipesh Timilsina
    27 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    Apple has started seeding iOS 8.0.2 to all supported iPhones. The new update fixes all the issues users reported in iOS 8.0.1. iOS 8.0.2 is second update Apple rolled out in less than a day due to major bug that hit its preceding firmware update. As you would have expected, all the issues have been resolved now. In addition to fixing network issues and Touch ID issues, the updates brings many new features to iPhone. The main feature that has made its way into the firmware update is Healthkit app. Other changes include bug fixes with third-party keyboard, bug which prevented app from accessing…
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