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  • AOL Reportedly Shutting Down TUAW Next Week in Larger Restructuring Move

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    Joe Rossignol
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    AOL will soon be shutting down The Unofficial Apple Weblog, a long-running Apple blog better known as TUAW, according to The Verge. TUAW will reportedly close next Monday, February 2, just a few months after celebrating its tenth anniversary. The website currently has 11 staff on its editorial team. TUAW has been providing Apple news, reviews, how-tos and other content about the Cupertino-based company since December 2004. AOL gained ownership of the website through its acquisition of Weblogs Inc. in 2005. The company has three other flagship media properties in The Huffington Post,…
  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    MacBlogz
    Kelly Hodgkins
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 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 Zero Age [iOS Universal...
  • Apple Remote Desktop admin tool is updated for the first time in forever

    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop
    Andrew Cunningham
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    There was one other Apple software update that came out yesterday, though it got lost in the shuffle between OS X and iOS system updates and record-breaking financial results. The venerable Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) application has been bumped from version 3.7.2 to version 3.8. Version 3.7.2 was a relatively minor update issued in March of 2014, and version 3.7 goes all the way back to October of 2013. ARD is pretty far off the beaten path, but the short version is that it's an administrative tool used primarily by IT people to manage large numbers of Macs. It can do standard remote…
  • iTunes 12.1 adds widget, changes Info window

    Macworld
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    Apple has released iTunes 12.1, an update that adds an optional Notification widget, improves syncing with iOS devices, and tweaks the look of the app’s Info windows. The iTunes Notification widget. To add the Notification widget in OS X, open Notification Center, scroll to the bottom, and click the Edit button. To the right you’ll see an iTunes entry. Click the Plus (+) button next to it to add the widget.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • What Happens If Apple Drops Google From Its Browser?

    Digg
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:12 am
    When Google reports its fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, one subject that is almost guaranteed to come up is the prospect that Apple could replace Google as the default search engine on Safari, the basic browser on all of its devices. The search contract between the companies is believed to be up for renewal this year.
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    MacNN

  • Twitter launches Vine Kids app for iPhone

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:26 am
    Twitter has released a new iPhone app linked to its Vine video-sharing network, Vine Kids. The app offers a curated selection of videos "appropriate for a young audience," and further removes the core client's ability to record new material. Animated characters guide kids through clips....
  • Amazon, Apple, Google reach deal with Italy on 'free-to-play' apps

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:07 am
    Major app store operators Amazon, Apple, and Google -- as well as French publisher Gameloft -- have reached a deal with Italy's Antitrust and Competition Authority that will let them avoid fines for misleading people about so-called "free-to-play" or "freemium" apps. The Wall Street Journal...
  • Apps: Comic Life, DEVONthink Pro, Cyberduck

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
  • Friday Deals: 60-inch LG TV, Silicon Power SSDs, PlayStation TV

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:19 am
    It's the end of the working week, and that means it is just two days until a major sporting event involving football. It's also the time we publish Friday Deals, the post where we collect together deals and offers from around the Internet for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. Just as always, deals may change or end in the future, but are correct at the time of posting, so check beforehand, and come back over the weekend as more deals will be posted later....
  • Hands On: Tengami (OS X, Windows)

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:38 am
    When it comes to video games, the puzzle genre may very well be the most varied kind. There are the match-3s, the codebreakers, the word games, and the classic puzzle-adventure. Popularized by games like Myst and Monkey Island, the genre has been a long standing fixture of gaming. We took a look at newcomer Tengami, a point-and-click adventure game by developer Nyamyam....
 
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    Office Blogs

  • How data encryption works in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online

    SharePoint Team
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Have you ever wanted to know how your data in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online is stored and protected with the latest encryption technology? When you store your data in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online, it’s safeguarded with the strongest encryption and detection technologies available. For example, when your data is in transit, it is encrypted as data moves between you and the datacenter and between the server and the datacenter, which uses 2048 bit keys. However, the encryption technology applies not only when the data is moving between servers or datacenters, but…
  • Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 031 on Application Lifecycle Management with Vesa Juvonen

    Office Dev
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    In episode 31, Jeremy Thake speaks to Vesa Juvonen about Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with Office 365 Development. Vesa shares what they have been doing with the Office 365 Patterns & Practices initiative with regard to ALM as well as what his core customers that he works with are doing. He also talks about different options for dev/test/prod environments for Office 365 too. http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP31.mp3 Download the podcast. Weekly updates Microsoft HoloLens SharePoint REST API Batching Made Easy by Steve Curran To brand or not to brand,…
  • The future of mobile email—how much can you accomplish in 24 seconds?

    Javier Soltero
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Today Microsoft released new Outlook apps for iOS and Android, which is both the culmination of several years’ of work and the first step in a greater journey to bring a true Outlook email experience to every mobile platform. With roots back to the mid-1960s, email has been part of the fabric of the Internet since the beginning. Its foundation of open standards means that a message sent from an iPhone today can still be theoretically read on a Commodore 64. It is one of the most open, available communications technologies on Earth. That fact goes a long way toward explaining why, even with…
  • The Office you love is now on your Android tablet

    Kirk Koenigsbauer
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    At Microsoft, we are working hard to reimagine the Office experience for a cloud-first, mobile-first world. On January 21st we previewed versions of Office for Windows 10 fully optimized for touch and mobile devices. Today, we are proud to announce the general availability of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android tablets. Similar to Office for Windows 10, Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android tablets are built from the ground up for touch and are perfect for mobile productivity. Consider a pharmaceutical sales rep on a train in Chicago, updating her monthly budgets in Excel. Or a student in…
  • A deeper look at Outlook for iOS and Android

    Outlook Team
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Today, we announced the release of Outlook for iOS and a preview of Outlook for Android. If you have an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet, chances are that you’re using the built-in email and calendaring capabilities of your device. Why use the new Outlook app instead? We’re glad you asked! Despite the smartphone becoming a primary screen for reading email, most of us perform only basic email triage on the phone, delaying the rest to deal with on the computer. Activities like sorting through large amounts of email, managing your calendar, and sharing files require too…
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  • External Link: AOL Gives Up on TUAW

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    More bad news for the Apple press: AOL is closing the door on The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW). TUAW was founded in 2004 by Weblogs, Inc., which was purchased by AOL the following year. AOL is also pulling the plug on its gaming site, Joystiq. We wish the staff of both publications the best. 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…
  • External Link: Wired on the iPad’s Slump

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:36 am
    The iPad’s sales continue to decline, leaving many analysts to theorize why it’s happening. Wired’s Kyle Vanhemert probably has the best explanation so far. The iPhone is getting larger, making the iPad less necessary for content. At the same time, the battery life of the MacBook Pro is growing ever longer, making the iPad’s long battery life less appealing. As the iPad is squeezed from both ends of Apple’s product line, it’s becoming an increasingly niche device. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To…
  • Audio Hijack 3.0.1

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
    Maintenance release with a few critical fixes for the recently updated audio recording utility. ($49 new, free update, 14.3 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.
  • Audio Hijack 3 Bumps Up the Volume

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:15 am
    The latest revision of an audio-workflow tool for Mac OS X dramatically overhauls audio capture. 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.
  • iTunes 12.1

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Adds Notification Center playback widget. (Free, 207 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
 
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    TUAW

  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Kelly Hodgkins
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    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 App for Instagram - Ins...
  • AAPL reaches an all-time high share price

    Steven Sande
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Not all the news is gloomy today; shares in Apple reached an all-time new high today on analysts at Argus raised their price target to $135 per share with a "buy" rating. The share price peaked at 120.00 at one point this morning, and is currently wa...
  • Yahoo updates its news and lifestyle app with more interactive features

    Mel Martin
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Yahoo has a bunch of apps for iOS, including Yahoo Mail, Weather, Finance and others. The primary Yahoo app (free) is what has just received an update. This app features a blend of news with Yahoo's interactive lifestyle magazines. The Yahoo app has...
  • Daily Deals for January 30, 2015, The Beats by Dre Giveaway

    Kelly Hodgkins
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly....
  • Flickr Find: It's Apple Time!

    Kelly Hodgkins
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    What better way to use an old G5 tower than to grab a panel from the old machine and toss it into a homemade clock? This unique wall piece was created by Flickr user Chris Sasse, who uses the clock to tick off the hours in his office....
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    MacRumors

  • AOL Reportedly Shutting Down TUAW Next Week in Larger Restructuring Move

    Joe Rossignol
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    AOL will soon be shutting down The Unofficial Apple Weblog, a long-running Apple blog better known as TUAW, according to The Verge. TUAW will reportedly close next Monday, February 2, just a few months after celebrating its tenth anniversary. The website currently has 11 staff on its editorial team. TUAW has been providing Apple news, reviews, how-tos and other content about the Cupertino-based company since December 2004. AOL gained ownership of the website through its acquisition of Weblogs Inc. in 2005. The company has three other flagship media properties in The Huffington Post,…
  • Apple Releases iTunes 12.1 With New Yosemite Notification Center Widget

    Juli Clover
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Apple today released iTunes 12.1 for OS X Yosemite, introducing a new iTunes widget for the Notification Center. With the widget, it's possible to see what song is playing, skip ahead, and favorite. When listening to iTunes Radio, there's an option to purchase the song that's being played, right within the widget. Today's update also includes performance improvements when syncing an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iTunes. iTunes 12.1 can be downloaded via the Software Update Mechanism in the Mac App Store. This update introduces a new iTunes widget for Notification Center in OS X Yosemite. See…
  • Possible Third-Party 'iPad Pro' Case Shown in New Photo

    Juli Clover
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Ahead of any major product release, we often see part leaks and case molds, which give us hints on the sizing, features, and design of the forthcoming product, and the "iPad Pro" is no exception. We've previously seen what's said to be an iPad Pro dummy model for Apple's upcoming large-screened tablet, and today, French site Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate] has shared an image of a case that may be designed for the device. According to the site, the image of the case originated from a reliable source that the site has been in contact with "for many years." Though the case in the photo is not…
  • iTunes Connect Issue Causing Developers to Be Logged Into Wrong Accounts [Updated]

    Joe Rossignol
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    A number of iTunes Connect developers have turned to Twitter and tipped us off about an ongoing issue where users are being shown someone else's session after attempting to login into their own account. Instead of seeing their own apps, iTunes Connect is mismatching users and displaying other apps from completely different developers. MacRumors has been able to duplicate this issue, which appears to be widespread and has been going on since at least 8 AM Pacific. Most definitely was auto logged in to a blackberry account on iTunes connect somehow... This isn't mine!
  • Apple and Samsung Tied as World's Largest Smartphone Makers in Q4 2014 [Updated]

    Joe Rossignol
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:28 pm
    The latest numbers from Strategy Analytics reveal that Apple tied Samsung during Q4 2014 to become the world's largest smartphone maker based on global shipments. According to the report, both Apple and Samsung shipped 74.5 million smartphones during the three-month period of October through December. Apple's number is an official figure from its financial results, while Samsung's number is an estimate since the company stopped reporting smartphone shipments a few years ago. The research firm adds that Apple and Samsung were last tied in smartphone market share in Q4 2011. Apple experienced a…
 
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    Macworld

  • The Week in iOS Apps: Outlook lands on iOS, TurboTax reminds you about tax season, and more

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Be more productive!This week's roundup contains new and better ways to organize your email, your calendar, and even your flight schedule. Don't worry: There's a game or two in there as well.Adobe PaintCanThe folks at Adobe want you to know that this experimental app for iPad is not just for placing a paint-effect overlay on your photographs—rather, it lets you paint using photographs as a base. The developers explain: “PaintCan helps you paint, with smart brushes that configure themselves based on the image you are painting on.” Take pictures of your real world and make them a little…
  • Facebook edges into Foursquare territory with place tips on iOS

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:28 am
    Foursquare transformed itself last year into a hyper-local concierge always running in the background of your phone—and your life. Now Facebook is taking a cue from the recommendation app with a new location-based place tips feature for iOS. Facebook will soon start showing you tips about places at the top of your News Feed. Unlike Foursquare, Facebook won’t show you tips about places in the neighborhood, just the spot you’re at. The new feature won’t clog up your feed—the option to view tips appears in an unintrusive bar at the top, and you have to tap through to see more…
  • How to play 'Louie Louie' on your Mac

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
    If you’re of an age—somewhere between 2 and 81—you’re familiar with The Kingsmen’s seminal frat-rock hit, “Louie Louie.” And if you’ve ever aspired to stand in front of crowds of the inebriated, making a load of racket, it’s one of the very first songs you attempted to play. This lesson is not for you. Rather, it’s for those who’ve been denied the pleasure of banging out this three-chord marvel. Equipped with only a Mac and copy of GarageBand 10, all this can be yours. Here’s how to start rockin’.Drums first Launch GarageBand and from the project chooser window…
  • iTunes 12.1 adds widget, changes Info window

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    Apple has released iTunes 12.1, an update that adds an optional Notification widget, improves syncing with iOS devices, and tweaks the look of the app’s Info windows. The iTunes Notification widget. To add the Notification widget in OS X, open Notification Center, scroll to the bottom, and click the Edit button. To the right you’ll see an iTunes entry. Click the Plus (+) button next to it to add the widget.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • How to trim a bloated Keynote presentation

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Reader Eric Cantrell suffers from overstuffed Keynote presentations. He writes: I routinely create Keynote presentations for work and when I insert images and movies, the resulting files are so huge that I can’t send them via email. Is there some way that I can trim them down? I can offer a couple of suggestions. First, examine the file format and resolution of your movies and images. If you’re using standard QuickTime .mov files and large resolutions (1080p, for example) you should instead encode your movies in H.264 at a lower resolution. Likewise, if you can get away with JPEG images…
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    MacTech News

  • WidgeTunes 1.0 released for OS X

    dsellers
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    Georgios Trigonakis has introduced WidgeTunes 1.0 (http://tinyurl.com/pznjnax), a new Notification Center widget for Mac OS X. WidgeTunes lets you view all your iTunes playlists, create a list with your favorite playlists and choose a playlist to play. With control buttons directly on the widget itself, users can navigate through songs of the current playlist. The widget can also work as a menu bar popup app; just press the WidgeTunes icon on OS X's menu bar to view WidgeTunes in a popup window. read more
  • Apple releases iTunes 12.1 for Mac OS X Yosemite

    dsellers
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Apple has released iTunes 12.1 for Mac OS X Yosemite. It introduces a new iTunes widget for the Notification Center that lets you see what song is playing, skip ahead, and favorite. Also, when listening to iTunes Radio, you can purchase the song that's being played within the widget. Additionally, iTunes 12.1 promises performance improvements when syncing an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. iTunes 12.1 can be downloaded via the Software Update Mechanism in the Mac App Store.
  • Easy Markdown for Mac OS X revved to version 1.5

    dsellers
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:32 am
    Tension Software (www.tensionsoftware.com) has released Easy Markdown 1.5, an update of the Mac OS X tool that lets you create web pages by writing plain text. It's optimized for Mac OS X Yosemite. Version 1.5 let you copy HTML in a click of the body, full page or full page with CSS embedded. It also has improved internal functionalities and various bug fixes. Easy Markdown costs US$4.99. It's available at the MacApp Store only.
  • All editions of DEVONthink, DEVONnote for Mac OS X get upgrades

    dsellers
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:28 am
    DEVONtechnologies has updated all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink as well as the smart notebook DEVONnote. DEVONthink and DEVONnote are designed to help users classify and organize documents effortlessly with unique artificial intelligence. Free and recommended for all users, version 2.8.3 now allows users to select and copy text from Quick-Look-based views, and brings even better artificial intelligence accuracy as well as further improvements and bug fixes. read more
  • InfoLogic releases MathMagic Lite 9.0 for the Mac

    dsellers
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:24 am
     InfoLogic has announces MathMagic Lite 9.0, an update to their free equation editor for Mac OS X. MathMagic Lite was developed specifically to help both mobile, and desktop users write and share mathematical expressions and technical information more easily and quickly. Version 9.0 supports user configurable Vertical Fences, Horizontal Fences, Over and Under Bars, more Frame types, adjustable fence height and width, and more. MathMagic Lite 9.0 requires Mac OS X 10.6. It's available for download from the MathMagic website (www.mathmagic.com).
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    Touch Arcade

  • The Uber-Stylish 'Hyper Maze Arcade' Releases on February 4th

    Carter Dotson
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    A month ago, we brought Hyper Maze Arcade to your attention, a game that looked pretty spiffy just based on seeing it in motion alone. Well, good news if you've wanted to check it out for yourself, as you'll be able to do so soon: the game releases for free next week on February 4th. The game also has a new trailer showing off the game in motion with its effects and music, check it out: How the game works is that you swipe to move from one junction to the next, constantly trying to make your way upward and through the generated mazes. Thus, the challenge becomes to constantly be looking for…
  • 'Craft the World - Pocket Edition' Review - Another Clever Minecraft-like

    Andrew Fretz
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Craft the World - Pocket Edition[$9.99] is a sandbox crafting game from Devokir Entertainment very much in the vein of Terraria[$4.99] and Starbound. The side view perspective works amazingly well and with multiple characters to control, it very much resembles an interactive any colony. The thing that makes CtW unique is that you don't directly control your character most of the time. You actually get a team of dwarves that carry out your commands and are AI controlled. The default control scheme will have you tapping resources to harvest and enemies to attack. You will also have materials,…
  • Developer PSA: Check Out This Spreadsheet For Translating Common Words and Phrases Used in iOS Games

    Eli Hodapp
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:52 am
    The App Store is a global market, and one of the first tips I hear developers give each other is to make sure your game is localized in all major markets. It makes sense, as how much would it suck if your game could have been a massive hit in China but people just had no idea going on because it's only in English? The problem a lot of the time, particularly in the indie world, games are built with razor thin budgets, or often no budget at all beyond the initial $99 a year iOS developer fee. Paying for translation services is expensive, and just running your text through Google translate…
  • Sega Shutting Down Flagship San Francisco Office

    Eli Hodapp
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    It's a sad state of things that in the last few years the words that often follow "Sega" in headlines are "Shuts down" or "Shutting down," but, here we are. You may remember back in 2012 Sega shut down both their European and Australian offices to "focus on digital." Well, now in 2015, they're shutting down their San Francisco office to relocate to Southern California, axe anywhere between 120-300 jobs, and focus on "smartphone and PC online gaming." It's sad to see Sega dwindle so terribly in recent years, as anyone in their mid-30's or later likely had the rivalry between Sega and Nintendo…
  • 'Blood Brothers 2' Review - Drawing Blood From A Stone

    Shaun Musgrave
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I have a confession to make to all of you. About a month and a half ago, I started playing Final Fantasy: Record Keeper, and I've been hooked ever since. I'm in deep, playing every day to open up new chapters from the games and unlock new characters. For a Final Fantasy fan, it's almost the best case you could imagine for a free-to-play social RPG. A lot of that is because it understands that you have to give people some of what they want or you're going to lose them right away. It's not as strategic as Terra Battle [Free], and it certainly has some pay boundaries when you get several hours…
 
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • iTunes Connect bug logs developers in to other developers’ accounts at random [Updated]

    Andrew Cunningham
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    This morning, a number of developers signed in to Apple's iTunes Connect service only to be greeted by a list of apps that didn't belong to them. TechCrunch has a good roundup of tweets from affected developers—it seems that whenever developers signed in with their credentials, they were being granted access to other developers' accounts at random. As of about noon Eastern today, Apple took the service down to resolve the problem. It also looks like developers won't be able to submit new apps or invite new testers to TestFlight while iTunes Connect is down. Affected developers can check…
  • Acompli-based Outlook for iOS, Android promises to do more in 24 seconds

    Peter Bright
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Microsoft has updated its Outlook clients for iOS and Android today. The clients—a stable release for iOS, a preview for Android—work with Exchange, Outlook.com, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, as well as standards-based mail. Redmond has had Outlook clients for the mobile platforms before, but these have been front-ends for the Outlook Web App, Microsoft's HTML front-end to Exchange. The client is something new: it's based on the Acompli e-mail and calendaring client. Microsoft bought the then 18-month-old Acompli late last year for an estimated $200 million. Announcing the app's availability,…
  • Apple Remote Desktop admin tool is updated for the first time in forever

    Andrew Cunningham
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    There was one other Apple software update that came out yesterday, though it got lost in the shuffle between OS X and iOS system updates and record-breaking financial results. The venerable Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) application has been bumped from version 3.7.2 to version 3.8. Version 3.7.2 was a relatively minor update issued in March of 2014, and version 3.7 goes all the way back to October of 2013. ARD is pretty far off the beaten path, but the short version is that it's an administrative tool used primarily by IT people to manage large numbers of Macs. It can do standard remote…
  • Tim Cook: The Apple Watch ships in April

    Andrew Cunningham
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped a rare bit of product news on the company's Q1 2015 earnings call: the Apple Watch begins shipping in April. The Apple Watch will start at $349 for the aluminum Apple Watch Sport model, though starting prices for the more expensive stainless steel and gold models haven't yet been revealed. To use the watches, you'll need an iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6, or 6 Plus, and the watch's NFC chip will enable Apple Pay support for the phones that don't support it natively. A new update to iOS, version 8.2, will also be required to use the watch—it's currently in its fourth…
  • Apple’s Q1 2015: Ridiculously high iPhone sales, 18% drop in iPad sales [Updated]

    Andrew Cunningham
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Apple's earnings report for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 is here, and as usual the numbers for the holiday quarter are looking pretty good. iPhone sales are way up, and account for over two-thirds of Apple's revenue. Macs continue their more modest but still impressive growth, while iPads have seen their sharpest year-over-year decline. Let's get the numbers out of the way first. Apple broke quarterly records with $18 billion in profit and $74.6 billion in revenue, compared to $13.1 billion in profit and $57.6 billion in revenue in Q1 of 2014. It maintained a healthy profit margin of…
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    Digg

  • What Happens If Apple Drops Google From Its Browser?

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:12 am
    When Google reports its fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, one subject that is almost guaranteed to come up is the prospect that Apple could replace Google as the default search engine on Safari, the basic browser on all of its devices. The search contract between the companies is believed to be up for renewal this year.
  • Apple Watch To Ship In April

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:04 pm
    During Apple 's quarterly conference call on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook said Apple Watch development is on track and expects to launch the device in April, coming in just under the company's "early 2015" promise.
  • Today Is The Anniversary Of Apple 's Legendary 1984 Ad

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Some of us are still bowing down before our PC overlords, yet others have embraced the freedom that is Apple . Full disclosure: this was written on a Mac and it felt great.
  • Apple Watch Battery Life Targets Revealed

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Sources tell us that battery life has remained a source of concern for Apple over the past year, and was a contributing factor for Apple pushing back the retail launch from an originally planned late 2014 to early 2015.
  • An Apple Juice Bottle That Sounds Astonishingly Like An Apple When You Bite Into It

    21 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    We'd suggest only doing this trick with the plastic bottles. Do not bite glass.
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    MacStories

  • Igloo: An Intranet You’ll Actually Like [Sponsor]

    Federico Viticci
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:26 am
    Why invest in the latest, sleekest devices if you are going to use them to stare at an intranet website that looks like it was built in the 90’s? Not only can Igloo be customized to look exactly like your brand, but with its responsive design, it’s automatically optimized for almost any device you’re using, including the latest iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. And just like your favourite Apple devices, Igloo helps you do your best work. Share files, coordinate calendars, provide status updates and manage projects. Igloo’s not just for your traditional intranet stuff like HR…
  • Microsoft Releases Outlook for iOS

    Graham Spencer
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
    Microsoft today released an iPhone and iPad version of Outlook, their well-known email app from the Office suite of productivity apps. The app is free and does not require a subscription to Office 365. Outlook for iOS supports email accounts from Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com, iCloud, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail - but does not yet support custom IMAP accounts. Interestingly, the app also directly connects to online storage services such as OneDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive so you can easily attach and send files. Outlook makes it simple to share files stored in the cloud. With just a…
  • Andy Baio on The Internet Archive

    Federico Viticci
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Andy Baio writes about a topic that is dear to me: The Internet Archive and software preservation. The Internet Archive is a chaotic, beautiful mess. It’s not well-organized, and its tools for browsing and searching the wealth of material on there are still rudimentary, but getting better. But this software emulation project feels to me, like the kind of thing Google would have tried in 2003. Big, bold, technically challenging, and for the greater good. Read the post, then go listen back to episode 13 of Connected if you missed it. ∞ Read this on MacStories
  • Slack to Add Voice, Video, and Screen Sharing

    Federico Viticci
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Today, Slack announced they have acquired Screenhero, a real-time collaboration service with support for video and audio. Their technology will allow Slack to integrate voice, video, and screen sharing in the main Slack apps. Around the same time we started building Slack, another team began building their vision; a service specializing in voice, video and screen sharing that would allow people working remotely to work as if they were in the same room, and people in the same room to work better than ever. That team was Screenhero. And the more we got to know them, the more we liked the cut of…
  • #MacStoriesDeals – ‘Get Productive’ Sale

    MacStories Team
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:36 am
    We've collected the best #MacStoriesDeals for January 28, 2015, so be quick and get them! Today, a lot of productivity-related iOS and OS X apps went on sale in what appears to be an organized promotion across the App Store. If new deals become available, we'll include them at the top of each section. For more deals, you can find us as @MacStoriesDeals on Twitter. Update, January 29: Apple has confirmed the App Store sale with a special section called 'Get Productive'. iOS Apps Awesome Calendar: $4.99 -> $2.99 Calendars 5: $6.99 -> $2.99 CARROT To-Do - Talking Task List: $2.99 ->…
 
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  • Apple’s inimitable iPhone may be starting to steal Android’s lower-income users

    MacDailyNews
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    “When I was working in Tajikistan, a desperately poor country, my driver had an iPhone. He’d saved extensively to afford it, and prized it as a status symbol,” Rob Price writes for Business Insider. “And when things got tight, he didn’t save it for a cheaper, equivalent model — he traded it in for an older iPhone.” “Apple has begun clawing back market share from Android,” Price writes. “For a long time, iPhone was the phone of the most wealthy consumers, and Android served everyone else. But Apple’s record-breaking iPhone sales suggest…
  • Open thread: Would you trade iPhone thinness for crazy battery life?

    MacDailyNews
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:13 am
    Apple is fairly obsessed with thinness. iPhone models’ depth (thickness) and weight: • Original iPhone:s 11.6 mm (0.46 in), 135 g (4.8 oz) • iPhone 3G: 12.3 mm (0.48 in), 133 g (4.7 oz) • iPhone 4: 9.3 mm (0.37 in), 137 g (4.8 oz) • iPhone 5: 7.6 mm (0.30 in), 112 g (3.95 oz) • iPhone 6 Plus: 7.67 mm (0.302 in), 172 g (6.1 oz) • iPhone 6: 6.9 mm (0.27 in), 129 g (4.6 oz) We just pulled an original iPhone out of a drawer. It’s not insanely thick feeling. It feels as nice in the hand as it always did – and the weight’s just fine, too. We have a simple…
  • Apple shares hit new all-time intraday high

    MacDailyNews
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    Today in Nasdaq trading, shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) rose $1.10 to hit a new all-time intraday high of $120.00.   Apple’s 52-week low stands at $70.51.   Apple, the world’s most valuable company, currently has a market value of $696.37 billion.   The top five U.S. publicly-traded companies, based on market value: 1. Apple (AAPL) – $696.37B 2. Exxon Mobil (XOM) – $369.34B 3. Google (GOOG) – $362.76B 4. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) – 349.28B 5. Microsoft (MSFT) – $337.30B Selected companies’ current market values: • Walmart (WMT)…
  • Super Bowl recipes for your iPhone and iPad

    MacDailyNews
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    Super Bowl Sunday is about football and food. If you’re looking for something different this year, something delicious to make your superbowl party rock, check out the Game Day Dishes on Foodie Recipes. The Foodie Recipes app, designed for both iPhone and iPad is celebrating the Superbowl with 27 game day recipes. We tried some and, “Wow!” Now, a few of these are not “quick meals,” some do require time and effort, but the app provides photos, clear, step-by-step instructions along with prep and cook times. We found one of the easiest recipes, Shrimp and Grits, to be…
  • Apple puts the big hurt on Samsung

    MacDailyNews
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    “Things are not looking so good for Samsung in the smartphone market, especially as it faces its Apple nemesis,” Matt Hamblen reports for Computerworld. “Samsung is likely to see Apple iPhones rise to the top spot in 2015, pushing Samsung and its Galaxy and other smartphone models into second place,” Hamblen reports. “What’s more, Apple is releasing in April its first Apple Watch, which could knock the wind out of smartwatch competitors including Samsung, which already has several models on the market. ‘No question, 2015 is going to be a challenging…
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  • How to Browse iCloud Drive Files in Time Machine

    Kraig Becker
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Earlier this week Apple released the latest update for OS X Yosemite, bring Mac users up to version 10.10.2 of the operating system. This long-awaited update to the OS delivered a number of important bug fixes and security patches, many of which users felt were long overdue. For instance, the software patch not only addresses lingering issues with wireless connectivity, but it also improves performance with Spotlight, Safari, VoiceOver, and a number of other key apps as well. Lost amongst the release notes for the update was a new feature that many will find useful very useful. Apple has…
  • Sundance Hit, Tangerine, Shot Using the iPhone 5S

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: for many people, the iPhone has taken the place of dedicated digital cameras. Go out, and you’ll see more people using iPhones (or tablets) to take photos and videos compared to digital cameras. But making an entire film using the iPhone 5S is a totally different story. Not to mention the fact that the film has the distinction of being a huge hit at the Sundance festival. Yes, Tangerine, a Sundance hit, was shot using an iPhone 5S. One could say that many people do that everyday – use their iPhones to take videos, but is it…
  • The Truffol Station 5 USB Charger Combines Beauty and Function

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    You know just how much we dislike having a mess of cables, and while this is inevitable in some parts of the house, if one can employ solutions like Quirky’s, then we’re all for it! While I am a huge fan of Quirky, there is something to be said about wooden accessories. This is especially significant if your furniture – speakers, entertainment table, etc. – is made of wood. Enter the Truffol 5 USB charger. Isn’t that a beauty? Here is the dock seen from different angles. This charger is nothing less than handmade, using genuine natural wood, and it also comes in…
  • 6 Ways to Improve Battery Life on iPhone 6

    Kraig Becker
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Battery life has always been a primary concern for smartphone owners, many of whom struggle to make it through a single day without needing to recharge their devices. With the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple has made significant strides in improving the overall battery life of their phones, but there are times when we still find ourselves perilously low on power at an inopportune moment. If you find that your iPhone struggles to make it through a day on a single charge, here are some tips that can help you to improve performance and stretch that precious power just a bit further. …
  • Prynt Case: the iPhone Polaroid

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    Remember those cameras which allowed you to instantly print photos that you’ve just taken? Of course you do! Polaroids are still being made and sold today, but at a ‘nice’ price. If you use your iPhone as your main camera, and you want something Polaroid-y, then you’ll want to have the Prynt Case. It can aptly be dubbed the iPhone Polaroid since it basically does the same thing: print your digital photos instantly. How does it work? Plug your phone into the case, take a selfie photo, and the photo will be printed out in seconds. More than that, with the use of…
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  • Starwood announces near-term plans for keyless check-in, Apple Watch support

    Chris Barylick
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:44 am
    This might qualify as “nifty” depending on your travel needs. Starwood has reached out and stated that the hotel chain will begin supporting the following in 2015 and 2016: - Mobile, Keyless Check-In: Starwood finally unlocked the nirvana of keyless check-in at hotels by bringing SPG Keyless to market, available in hotels around the world; Marriott, Hilton, and others announced plans to follow in 2015 & 2016 meanwhile by the end of the year keyless access will be available in 30,000 doors across Starwood properties. - Apple Watch: Developing on emerging, wearable technology…
  • Some users experiencing Wi-Fi-related issues after OS X 10.10.2, iOS 8.1.3 updates

    Chris Barylick
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    If you’re slamming your head against a nearby object about your Wi-Fi performance after the OS X 10.10.2 and/or iOS 8.1.3 updates, you’re not alone. Per Macworld, a second OS X 10.10 update, labeled 10.10.2, was publicly released Tuesday. Leading off the improvements offered in the update was “resolves an issue that might cause Wi-Fi to disconnect,” according to the release notes. Despite this claim, Apple’s support forum was filled with tales of frustrated users who upgraded to 10.10.2 and still had weak or nonexistent Wi-Fi connections and trouble using Wi-Fi with…
  • Apple releases iTunes 12.1 update

    Chris Barylick
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    It’s not the biggest change in the world, but it’s still worth snagging. On Thursday, Apple released version 12.1 of its iTunes media software. The new version, a 216.6 megabyte download, which can be directly download or installed via the Software Update feature in OS X and adds the following fixes and changes: - This update introduces a new iTunes widget for Notification Center in OS X 10.10 Yosemite. See what’s playing, skip ahead, and even buy songs while listening to iTunes Radio — right from Notification Center. - This update also improves performance when syncing…
  • Jobs biopic cast list finalized, published

    Chris Barylick
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:24 am
    The cast list has been finalized and the Hollywood machine is in motion on the Steve Jobs biopic. Per AppleInsider the movie, which was penned by Aaron Sorkin, is set to take place backstage at three product launches, ending with the iMac’s debut in 1998. The screenplay was adapted for the screen from Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography. As previously reported, Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) will play the title role, while Seth Rogen (The Interview, Pineapple Express) is to take on company cofounder Steve Wozniak. Other notables include Jeff…
  • In spite of lower year-over-year iPad sales, Tim Cook says not to worry

    Chris Barylick
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:38 am
    iPad sales may be on the decline, albeit Apple CEO Tim Cook says not to worry. Per 9to5Mac and Macworld, Apple’s recent financial report noted “all-time record revenue from iPhone and Mac sales as well as record performance of the App Store,” while remaining silent on iPad sales. With year-on-year sales down 18%, and a reduction in average selling price meaning revenue was down 22%. Tim Cook acknowledges that the switch to larger-screened iPhones mean the iPad is being squeezed from both sides. “There’s probably some level of cannibalization that’s going on, with the Mac…
 
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  • The Best Free Apps for January 30, 2015

    Jake Gaecke
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:59 am
    This is the week Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 came to iOS. Yes, now you can sync all of your toy box content to your iOS devices and play anywhere. The game is free to play, but it comes at a pretty steep storage cost: 4.4GB! If you’d rather be productive, then you might be interested in trying out Microsoft Outlook as your email app. If you’re a desktop user, this would definitely unify your email experience. And if that isn’t productive enough, you can get started on your taxes right away with the newest TurboTax app. The Best Free iOS Apps: Disney Infinity: Toy Box 2.0 – The wait is…
  • Would you buy branded products from within a game?

    Kirk Hiner
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:41 am
    Now, before you get all righteous on me, I’m not talking about coins, energy or extra lives to get the advantage over your opponents (or just more play time), I’m talking about actual physical products. For example, I’m huge into Terra Battle right now, as you may have noticed, a game which has been all about download incentives. Let’s say one of those incentives was a Bahamut T-shirt or a Daiana coffee mug. Does it make sense for the developers to sell that product from directly within the game? Would it bug you if they did, or would you be more likely to buy it right after…
  • Review: The SureFit Classic Folio iPad Case is a good one

    Gary Coyne
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:59 am
    The SureFit Classic Folio iPad case has a very good design as long as portrait view is not critical in your work. The case is easy to work with once you’ve set it up a couple of times to understand the origami of its design. It supports and protects your iPad with non-slip functionality on your lap. Now, if they can only do something with the colors… Despite the many values and benefits of iPads, one of the detriments has been how to hold the device. If I’m sitting on the couch, I’ve got my left hand holding my iPad while my right hand is busy tapping away with one finger. If I…
  • The Kickstarter is gonna Goetia

    Kirk Hiner
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:39 pm
    In my best Vincent Price… Imagine that you get back to your family manor after over 40 years, to discover the mystery from the past, that had forever changed your life and the lives of your loved ones. Imagine that you’re all alone in an old, abandoned house that you used to know so well. Imagine that you’re looking for clues, trying to figure out what led to the downfall of Blackwood Manor. And the only problem is…that you are dead. Actually, if you’re looking for clues in an abandoned… Continue reading The Kickstarter is gonna Goetia Related posts: Kickstarter Find: Jagged…
  • Yet it Moves now moving on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

    Kirk Hiner
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Yet it Moves not only has the distinction of being one of the best-named video games of our time, it now also has the distinction of being available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. DeNA and Broken Rules have announced that the 2D puzzle platformer, based on… Continue reading Yet it Moves now moving on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Related posts: Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade coming to iOS and Android Isolani is a sci-fi shooter for iPhone and iPad Transformers: Age of Extinction dawns on iOS and Android The post Yet it Moves now moving on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch appeared first on…
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  • TechFan #195 – Placement

    Tim Robertson
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    Extra-long show this week with Tim, David, and Owen discussing the shut down of TUAW and Joystiq by AOL, paid product placement, SEGA pulling out of PC gaming, Dave and Busters, AlienWare Alpha, Comcast, the FCC, Amazon, and more on Carbon Copy Cloner. Plus feedback from Donny, Tom, Erick, and Peter! Download and listen here […]
  • What comes first? The chicken or the egg?

    Guy Serle
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:04 am
      Don’t you just LOVE nonsensical phrases? Especially when it comes to tech. I mean, what could eggs and chicken and the order in which they appeared in nature have to do with technology outside of a certain Colonel’s automated deep fryer? Well my little chickadees, I’m here to tell you and it won’t be […]
  • SmartScore NoteReader – Review

    Mark Sealey
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    SmartScore NoteReader Company: Musitek Price: Free (in-app purchase)  Optical Character Reading (OCR) software is tricky. Although it’s come a long way from the unreliable and inaccurate offerings of the 1980s (when it first became available for personal computers) if it doesn’t present you with a usable digital representation of your (scanned) hard copy which is […]
  • Jackie Richards Tribute

    John Nemerovski
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:05 pm
    MyMac contributor Jackie Richards died recently. She was a close friend to Suzé, Nemo, and many of our friends and family members. Jackie contributed to more than 20 of our articles and podcasts, including a major two-part feature on Adobe InDesign. Jackie was the original geeky lady. She purchased and devoured techie gear sooner and […]
  • MyMac Podcast 541: Private Matters

    Tim Robertson
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Gaz and Guy are in rare form this time around…or maybe not, who can tell? They go into some of the buzz surrounding various governments talking about safe keys to private messaging because we all know that there’s no way if they could do it that no one else could…right? Right? Download the show here […]
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    Cult of Mac

  • How to stream the Super Bowl for free to your iPad or iPhone

    Alex Heath
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:17 am
    This year’s Super Bowl will be streamed for free over the internet in full HD, no cable subscription required. Completely unbundling the big game is an effort on NBC’s part to promote its TV Everywhere service, which ironically requires a…Read more ›
  • 13 hot new Superbowl commercials getting their game on right now

    Rob LeFebvre
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    It used to be that you had to wait until Sunday to see the hot, out-of-this-world-expensive Superbowl ads on television during the big game each year. In our modern always-connected age of internet and sneak-peek over-indulgence, you can actually skip…Read more ›
  • Jay Z takes aim at Dr. Dre with his own high-def music streamer

    Buster Hein
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:44 am
    Dr. Dre became the first billionaire of hip-hop thanks to Apple’s $3 billion acquisition of Beats Music and its accompanying over-priced headphone brand. Jay Z is pretty much the only big name rapper that hasn’t imitated Dre by slapped his…Read more ›
  • Set the mood from your iPhone with the Revogi Bluetooth Smart Lightbulb [Deals]

    Cult of Mac Deals
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    Interior lighting, say ‘hello’ to the 21st century. Introducing the Revogi Bluetooth Smart Lightbulb, one of the cool new products featured at CES 2015 and available at Cult of Mac Deals for a limited time. The Revogi Bluetooth Smart Lightbulb…Read more ›
  • ‘Satellite selfies’ are a thing now

    David Pierini
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:34 am
    If a selfie stick can’t help you get everyone in your group photo, use a satellite. Of course you would have to build, own and launch your own, which was no problem for Israel Aerospace Industries, whose employees this week…Read more ›
 
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  • Waterfox

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    This Firefox-based browser, which is 64-bit only (including plug-ins), claims superior performance.
  • Vivaldi

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    People who created the Opera web browser are working on a new browser, currently available in "technical preview" form.
  • Firefox

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Mozilla's free web browser gets fixes for some crashing bugs.
  • LibreOffice

    30 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
    The free, full-featured alternative to Microsoft Office gets a bunch of new features.
  • Lexmark drivers

    30 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    Apple posts updated Lexmark printer/scanner drivers for OS X 10.7 and up.
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    The Real Mac Genius

  • What is Photostream

    Joe
    11 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo stream is a great way to privately share your photos with friends from computer to computer and iPhone to iPhone. The way photo stream works is by wirelessly sending photos to designated devices using iCloud. Before we get started on using photo stream make sure you have all of the requirements: IOS 6.0 or later on all iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches, iPhoto 9.4, and an iCloud account. Now getting started is very simple, go into Settings (System Preferences) > iCloud > select photo steam On. For personal photo syncing, remember to use the same iCloud account for all devices…
  • Woodchuck Cases | Made in the USA

    Marshall
    5 Jan 2015 | 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…
  • Keyboard Shortcuts 101

    William Chung
    12 Dec 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…
  • How To: Input AutoFill Information for Safari

    Joe
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:33 pm
    AutoFill enhances a users efficiency and overall saves a lot of time. Whether you are ordering something from amazon, or signing up for a new account, AutoFill will make your life much easier. AutoFill can automatically fill in your name, shipping address, login information, or even credit card information. How To: Input AutoFill Information for Safari First make sure that the application Safari is open Click on “Safari” in the Menu Bar, and select “Preferences” Then select the AutoFill pane From here you will be able to edit your personal information Click the edit…
  • 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…
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  • WidgeTunes 1.0 released for OS X

    dsellers
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    Georgios Trigonakis has introduced WidgeTunes 1.0 (http://tinyurl.com/pznjnax), a new Notification Center widget for Mac OS X. WidgeTunes lets you view all your iTunes playlists, create a list with your favorite playlists and choose a playlist to play. With control buttons directly on the widget itself, users can navigate through songs of the current playlist. The widget can also work as a menu bar popup app; just press the WidgeTunes icon on OS X's menu bar to view WidgeTunes in a popup window. read more
  • Apple releases iTunes 12.1 for Mac OS X Yosemite

    dsellers
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Apple has released iTunes 12.1 for Mac OS X Yosemite. It introduces a new iTunes widget for the Notification Center that lets you see what song is playing, skip ahead, and favorite. Also, when listening to iTunes Radio, you can purchase the song that's being played within the widget. Additionally, iTunes 12.1 promises performance improvements when syncing an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. iTunes 12.1 can be downloaded via the Software Update Mechanism in the Mac App Store.
  • Kool Tools: The Grange for the Kontakt Player platform

    dsellers
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:44 am
    Spitfire Audio's The Grange is a sample-based virtual instrument for Native Instruments’ Kontakt Player platform, that captures three legendary drummers: Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith; Queen’s Roger Taylor; and session stalwart Andy Gangadeen (Massive Attack and many more). read more
  • Easy Markdown for Mac OS X revved to version 1.5

    dsellers
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:32 am
    Tension Software (www.tensionsoftware.com) has released Easy Markdown 1.5, an update of the Mac OS X tool that lets you create web pages by writing plain text. It's optimized for Mac OS X Yosemite. Version 1.5 let you copy HTML in a click of the body, full page or full page with CSS embedded. It also has improved internal functionalities and various bug fixes. Easy Markdown costs US$4.99. It's available at the MacApp Store only.
  • All editions of DEVONthink, DEVONnote for Mac OS X get upgrades

    dsellers
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:28 am
    DEVONtechnologies has updated all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink as well as the smart notebook DEVONnote. DEVONthink and DEVONnote are designed to help users classify and organize documents effortlessly with unique artificial intelligence. Free and recommended for all users, version 2.8.3 now allows users to select and copy text from Quick-Look-based views, and brings even better artificial intelligence accuracy as well as further improvements and bug fixes. read more
 
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  • Daring Fireball RSS Feed Sponsorship Openings

    John Gruber
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:49 pm
    The next few weeks on the DF RSS feed sponsorship schedule are open. If you have a product or service that you’d like to promote to Daring Fireball readers, get in touch. And if you’re on the fence, may I humbly direct your attention to this piece by recent two-time sponsor John Saddington: “Does Sponsoring Daring Fireball Actually Work?”  ★ 
  • 50 Years of James Bond in Black Tie

    John Gruber
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Matt Spaiser, writing for his excellent site, The Suits of James Bond: I’ve created an infographic that breaks down James Bond’s 28 black tie outfits by every part of the outfit. All illustrations are based on examples from the James Bond films. As he quotes Vesper Lynd, “There are dinner jackets and dinner jackets; this is the latter.”  ★ 
  • The Matte Paintings of the Original Star Wars Trilogy and Their Creators

    John Gruber
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:07 pm
    It feels weird linking to a Jesus Diaz post with nothing but joy in my heart.  ★ 
  • Comcast Apologizes for Changing Name of Customer to ‘Asshole’

    John Gruber
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:04 pm
    The Daily What: A man in Spokane, Washington was surprised to find out that Comcast had changed his name from Ricardo Brown to “Asshole” Brown on his most recent bill. He and his wife Lisa had been trying to cancel their cable subscription with the company, which should have been a very simple process.  ★ 
  • ‘Now We’re Cooking With Gas. Stupid, Stinky Gas.’

    John Gruber
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:03 pm
    The Macalope, on how Apple’s purchase of Authentec for $350 million back in 2012 turned into this Gizmodo headline: “Your Nexus 6’s Lack of Fingerprint Sensor Is Apple’s Fault”.  ★ 
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  • How to view WebM video on your iPhone or iPad

    Serenity Caldwell
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Google's WebM video file format has become nichely popular in the years since its debut. As a royalty-free alternative to H.264 standard, it's used for high-quality-but-low-bandwidth videos on sites like YouTube, Reddit, 4chan, and the like. I'm not going to get into the reasons why people might prefer WebMs to gifs, MP4s, MKVs, or FLVs; frankly, I see it as a personal/site-specific preference. But here's the thing: those people who desperately want to view WebMs on their iPhone? They run into a bit of a snag when using a mobile web browser. Because Apple's QuickTime player codec doesn't…
  • Vine Kids serves up child-friendly entertainment six seconds at a time

    Joseph Keller
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:05 am
    Vine has released a kid-friendly video app called Vine Kids for iPhone. Developed by two engineers during Vine's Hack Week, Vine Kids does away with most of the elements of the original Vine app, showing only videos that are appropriate for children. Vine Kids does not allow users to record video. Instead, you simply swipe left and right through a curated set of Vines presented by colorful characters. Tapping the screen while watching a Vine will cause different sounds to play. Vine Kids is available for download right now in the App Store. Free - Download Now Source: Vine
  • How to upload a non-square photo to Instagram

    Allyson Kazmucha
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Ever take a really awesome photo on your iPhone only to find out it doesn't translate well to Instagram as a square photo? Yeah, we've all been there. While you could always settle for a cropped version, you don't have to. With the help of another App Store app you can post your photos to Instagram in their original aspect ratio. There are lots of App Store apps that allow you to add borders and upload non-square photos to Instagram photos. My favorite is InstaSize because it's easy to use. Also: it's free. There are ads but if you like it enough, you can remove them forever for a nominal IAP…
  • Major carriers partner to bring LTE to Chicago's subways

    Joseph Keller
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:45 am
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced that the city has reached a deal with Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile to bring 4G LTE from all four carriers to the Chicago Transit Authority's subway system. The network, which will replace the decade-old system currently in Chicago's subways, will provide continuous coverage for 22 miles. Mayor Emanuel expressed his hope that this upgrade will help make Chicago a more competitive city in the official announcement: "By adding 4G wireless service all throughout the CTA, we are bringing 21st century technology to every rider on every line of our…
  • Case Scenario's Pantone Universe gives your iPhone a swatch of color protection

    Serenity Caldwell
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    I'll be frank: I hate putting cases on my iPhone. They take away the fit and feel of the device in your hand, they can be overly bulky or clunky, and they almost always get dirty. But after breaking my iPhone 6's screen, I resigned myself to using some sort of cover — no caseless fit and feel is worth a broken glass screen. Luckily, I've found quite a few awesome iPhone 6 cases in the months since I've started rocking one, the latest of which is Case Scenario's Pantone Universe Cover + Bumper. It's stylish, quirky, and — best of all — super-comfortable to use in-hand. The thing that…
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  • The iPhone 6 After Four Months

    patrick
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:37 am
    See more at Mac Sage I’ve now had my iPhone 6 four months and I’m ready to give a balanced review. First, it should be noted that 4 months ago I upgraded from an iPhone 4s. My philosophy with Apple products in general has evolved from a “got to have the latest” mentality into a “I will upgrade when the improvements are significant” mentality. In the past 5-8 years, Apple has provoked me to upgrade it’s products on roughly a ever-other-generation schedule. And the trend seems to be towards an ever-widening gap between upgrades. The Hardware The jump…
  • Apple Watch

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

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

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

    patrick
    5 May 2014 | 10:55 am
    See more at Mac Sage It’s finally happening! I can no longer neglect the very real need for this website to be redesigned. I have always been a big fan of very simple and clean design that puts an emphasis on the content. I still have this belief. However, I am also a big fan of beauty. I think this website could be more beautiful. So, over the next week or so, you’ll be seeing the transformation of MacSage.com in terms of the design and usability. You may also notice that the content subject areas will be broadened over the next year. I will still bring you great posts on Apple…
 
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  • The iPad Is 5 Years Old This Week, But You Still Don't Need One

    Soulskill
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:22 am
    HughPickens.com writes: Five years ago, Steve Jobs introduced the iPad and insisted that it would do many things better than either a laptop or a smartphone. Will Oremus writes at Future Tense that by most standards, the iPad has been a success, and the tablet has indeed emerged as a third category of computing device. But there's another way of looking at the iPad. According to Oremus, Jobs was right to leave out the productivity features and go big on the simple tactile pleasure of holding the Internet in your hands. But for all its popularity and appeal, the iPad never has quite cleared…
  • Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

    Soulskill
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:37 am
    jmcbain writes: Yesterday, Apple reported its financial results for the quarter ending December 27, 2014. The company posted $18 billion in profit (on $74 billion in revenue), the largest quarterly profit by any company, ever. The previous record was $16 billion by Russia's Gazprom (the largest natural gas extractor in the world) in 2011. Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones last quarter, along with 5.5 million Macs and 21.4 million iPads.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • Apple Agrees To Chinese Security Audits of Its Products

    samzenpus
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    itwbennett writes According to a story in the Beijing News, Apple CEO Tim Cook has agreed to let China's State Internet Information Office to run security audits on products the company sells in China in an effort to counter concerns that other governments are using its devices for surveillance. "Apple CEO Tim Cook agreed to the security inspections during a December meeting in the U.S. with information office director Lu Wei, according to a story in the Beijing News. China has become one of Apple’s biggest markets, but the country needs assurances that Apple devices like the iPhone and…
  • Researchers Use Siri To Steal Data From iPhones

    samzenpus
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:03 pm
    wiredmikey writes "Using Apple's voice-activated Siri function, security researchers have managed to steal sensitive information from iOS smartphones in a stealthy manner. Luca Caviglione of the National Research Council of Italy and Wojciech Mazurczy of the Warsaw University of Technology warn that malicious actors could use Siri for stealthy data exfiltration by using a method that's based on steganography, the practice of hiding information. Dubbed "iStegSiri" by the researchers, the attack can be effective because it doesn't require the installation of additional software components and…
  • Why Run Linux On Macs?

    timothy
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:27 am
    jones_supa writes Apple has always had attractive and stylish hardware, but there are always some customers opting to run Linux instead of OS X on their Macs. But why? One might think that a polished commercial desktop offering designed for that specific lineup of computers might have less rough edges than a free open source one. Actually there's plenty of motivations to choose otherwise. A redditor asked about this trend and got some very interesting answers. What are your reasons?Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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  • WidgeTunes 1.0 released for OS X

    dsellers
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    Georgios Trigonakis has introduced WidgeTunes 1.0 (http://tinyurl.com/pznjnax), a new Notification Center widget for Mac OS X. WidgeTunes lets you view all your iTunes playlists, create a list with your favorite playlists and choose a playlist to play. With control buttons directly on the widget itself, users can navigate through songs of the current playlist. The widget can also work as a menu bar popup app; just press the WidgeTunes icon on OS X's menu bar to view WidgeTunes in a popup window. read more
  • Apple releases iTunes 12.1 for Mac OS X Yosemite

    dsellers
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Apple has released iTunes 12.1 for Mac OS X Yosemite. It introduces a new iTunes widget for the Notification Center that lets you see what song is playing, skip ahead, and favorite. Also, when listening to iTunes Radio, you can purchase the song that's being played within the widget. Additionally, iTunes 12.1 promises performance improvements when syncing an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. iTunes 12.1 can be downloaded via the Software Update Mechanism in the Mac App Store.
  • Kool Tools: The Grange for the Kontakt Player platform

    dsellers
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:44 am
    Spitfire Audio's The Grange is a sample-based virtual instrument for Native Instruments’ Kontakt Player platform, that captures three legendary drummers: Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith; Queen’s Roger Taylor; and session stalwart Andy Gangadeen (Massive Attack and many more). read more
  • Easy Markdown for Mac OS X revved to version 1.5

    dsellers
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:32 am
    Tension Software (www.tensionsoftware.com) has released Easy Markdown 1.5, an update of the Mac OS X tool that lets you create web pages by writing plain text. It's optimized for Mac OS X Yosemite. Version 1.5 let you copy HTML in a click of the body, full page or full page with CSS embedded. It also has improved internal functionalities and various bug fixes. Easy Markdown costs US$4.99. It's available at the MacApp Store only.
  • All editions of DEVONthink, DEVONnote for Mac OS X get upgrades

    dsellers
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:28 am
    DEVONtechnologies has updated all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink as well as the smart notebook DEVONnote. DEVONthink and DEVONnote are designed to help users classify and organize documents effortlessly with unique artificial intelligence. Free and recommended for all users, version 2.8.3 now allows users to select and copy text from Quick-Look-based views, and brings even better artificial intelligence accuracy as well as further improvements and bug fixes. read more
 
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  • Apple Shares Reach New High Point Following Record-Breaking Quarter

    Mitchel Broussard
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    After opening Friday morning, shares of Apple stock briefly grazed the $120 per share mark, setting a new record high for the company in the market (via AppleInsider). AAPL is currently trading around the $119 mark as of writing, giving the iPhone maker a nearly $700 billion market cap. Apple announced its earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2015 on Tuesday, reporting $74.6 billion revenue and 74.5 million iPhones sold on the strength of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Apple shares previously almost hit today's record high, with a $119.75 price per share, in November…
  • New Photos of Chongqing Apple Store Set to Open Tomorrow

    Mitchel Broussard
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:41 am
    Preparing to open its doors around 10 AM local time in Jiefangbei Square in Chongqing, China tomorrow, Apple has allowed a few members of the Chinese press inside the new store before the grand opening (via MacX). Bearing a strong resemblance to the Pudong store in Shangai and the Fifth Avenue store in New York, the majority of the new Chongqing location resides under street level, with a massive glass structure, featuring the Apple logo, hiding a staircase down to lower levels. The company is timing the new location's opening, and a handful of others, to coincide with the Chinese New Year…
  • MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro: Which Apple Notebook to Choose

    Roman Loyola
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    From Apple's Mac lineup, the company sells many more laptops than desktop computers, part of a trend that has been in place for years. Apple's laptops are well made, they offer more than enough performance for a majority of users, and you can take the laptop with you wherever you go. Apple's laptop lineup consists of two models: the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air. There are some obvious and nuanced differences between the two models that you need to consider while shopping for a Mac laptop. In this guide, we'll take a look at the specifics, the differences, and the performance of the MacBook…
  • Apple Launches Annual 'Back to School' Promotion in Australia and New Zealand

    Joe Rossignol
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:18 am
    Apple's annual "Back to School" promotion has returned to Australia and New Zealand, as spotted by 9to5Mac. The sale offers an Apple gift card worth between $25 to $100 to university students, students accepted to a university, parents buying for a university student and faculty that purchase a qualifying Mac, iPad or iPhone. The list of qualifying products includes the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Eligible customers can combine the Back to School promotion with Apple…
  • Apple China Posts Video Showing Creation of Mural for New Chongqing Store

    Richard Padilla
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:09 am
    Apple has posted a video on its Chinese retail website showing off an art collaboration between international photographer Navid Baraty and artist Yangyang Pan to design a mural for the company's upcoming Jiefangbei store in Chongqing. The video shows Baraty discussing his work in taking photos of Chongqing, while Pan shares her role in painting the mural that covers the location. Last week, Apple posted a video on the website showing calligrapher Wang Dongling creating a mural for Apple's new West Lake store in Hangzhou, China which opened last week. Earlier this month, Apple retail chief…
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  • FiftyThree’s Pencil Stylus for iPad goes Gold

    Jeff Gamet
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    FiftyThree, the company behind the popular Paper drawing app for the iPad and the Pencil pressure sensitive stylus, is adding gold to its lineup. The Pencil is already available with a walnut finish (my favorite) or graphite, and come February 3 it'll be available in gold, too. The color matches Apple's gold iPad Air 3, and it offers the same pressure sensitivity and blending features as the other models. The gold version is priced the same as the walnut model at US$59.95, and you can pre-order yours now. The Pencil is one of my favorite styluses, and it's pretty cool to see it…
  • How to Enable the iTunes Notification Center Widget in OS X Yosemite

    Jeff Gamet
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:48 am
    You updated to iTunes 12.1 on your Mac to use the fancy new Notification Center widget in OS X Yosemite, but it's not there. Not to worry, because you just need to enable it, which is pretty easy to do. Read on to learn how.
  • iTunes gets OS X Yosemite Notification Widget

    Jeff Gamet
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    Apple rolled out iTunes 12.1 on Thursday with a new feature just for OS X Yosemite users: a Notification Center widget. The widget lets iTunes users play and pause songs from their personal music library or from iTunes Radio, skip ahead, and purchase streaming songs from the iTunes Store.
  • Apple Tied Samsung for Global Smartphone Units in Q4

    Bryan Chaffin
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Apple is running neck and neck with Samsung in global smartphone sales. Though Samsung was once the king of smartphone numbers-though never the king of smartphone profits-Apple closed the gap in the December quarter, according to Strategy Analytics.
  • Wall Street Continues Apple Love Fest as $AAPL Closes at $118.90

    Bryan Chaffin
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Shares of Apple Inc. ended Thursday at US$118.90 per share, just shy of its all-time closing high of $119.75 set on November 25th, 2014. Investors continued to pile on the love for the company two after its December quarter earnings report, giving the company a market capitalization of $692.6 billion.
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  • Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter ended December 27, 2014. The company posted record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and record quarterly net profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $57.6 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion, or $2.07 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.9 percent compared to 37.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 65 percent of the quarter’s revenue. The results were fueled by all-time record revenue from iPhone and Mac sales…
  • App Store Rings in 2015 with New Records

    8 Jan 2015 | 11:06 am
    The first week of January set a new record for billings from the App Store. Apple customers worldwide spent nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases, and New Year’s Day 2015 marked the single biggest day ever in App Store sales history. These milestones follow a breakthrough 2014, in which billings rose 50 percent and apps generated over $10 billion in revenue for developers. “This year is off to a tremendous start after a record-breaking year for the App Store and our developer community,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and…
  • Developers Start Designing Apps for Apple Watch

    18 Nov 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Apple has announced the availability of WatchKit, software that gives developers a set of tools to easily create experiences designed specifically for Apple Watch. Developers can now begin developing WatchKit apps before the watch becomes available. “Apple Watch is our most personal device ever, and WatchKit provides the incredible iOS developer community with the tools they need to create exciting new experiences right on your wrist,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With the iOS 8.2 beta SDK, developers can now start using WatchKit to…
  • Apple Reports Fourth-Quarter Results

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:22 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 | 1:04 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,…
 
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  • Lanyards and Straps for iPhones and iPod Touches

    Ricky Buchanan
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:32 am
    There are not a lot of ways to permanently attach a strap or lanyard to your iPhone or iPod Touch – but there are probably more than you think there are. Here are our best suggestions. I became aware of the problem when Carol from OTsWithApps posted about clients who needed an iPod Touch with a lanyard for work environments: Recent evaluations of individuals with disabilities transitioning to employment situations have resulted in recommendations for an iPod Touch […] What has been difficult is finding a sturdy, hands free case for protection and securing the device from loss.
  • Weekend Roundup for 25 January 2015

    Ricky Buchanan
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:15 am
    Here are some of the best articles, links, and new products that I have spotted online in the past week or so which have some relevance to Apple products and disabled or chronically ill users … OS X MacID: Unlock your Mac with Touch ID – great if typing is hard for you! OrbiTouch Keyless Keyboard – Great for people with fine motor problems. iOS iOS Access for All edition for iOS 8 has now been released Doxie Go Wi-Fi: Computer-free scanning goes wireless You can now take every Interactive Khan Academy course via the iPad too – Great for all learners, especially those who…
  • Supercharge your Trackpad

    Ricky Buchanan
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:58 am
    Trackpads are an awesome alternative to a mouse for Mac users. Trackpads require less energy and less force to move around, and they don’t need a flat smooth surface to operate on. You can also configure them to do much more than you expected. Here’s how… If you have an Apple laptop there’s one built in of course, and desktop users can purchase Apple’s Magic Trackpad which is wireless and works like a charm with MultiTouch and VoiceOver. Get Your Ergonomics Right Even for those with a laptop, right in the middle between your hands is not the most ergonomic…
  • Weekend Roundup for 18 January 2015

    Ricky Buchanan
    18 Jan 2015 | 3:54 am
    Here are some of the best articles, links, and new products that I have spotted online in the past week or so which have some relevance to Apple products and disabled or chronically ill users … OS X Links Hands-free computer access with the TrackerPro’ mouse alternative AppleVis Golden Apples of 2014 – Best accessible apps for blind and low vision iOS and Mac users. Quick Tip: Quick Access To The Extras Menu On Your Mac Using The VoiceOver Trackpad Commander A hypersensitive joystick made from Mojo 2 device and strain gauges. MoJo Sensor Development – ultra-light-touch…
  • Apple Watch Accessibility Details Revealed

    Ricky Buchanan
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:56 pm
    A new article from 9to5Mac has begun to reveal some specific details about key accessibility features that will be available in the forthcoming Apple Watch. The 9to5Mac article discusses details from a leaked iPhone app “Companion”, which contains many Apple Watch settings. There’s always a chance that leaked apps like this aren’t real (though that’s unlikely), or that Apple will make significant changes before release date, but these are the best form of information we have right now. From the screenshots we can tell: Apple Watch will include VoiceOver and…
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  • Podcast: TV/Movie Reboots, Apple makes some money, IBM, CoD

    Mike Flaminio
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    This week somehow we got into reboot of our favorite TV shows and movies from the 80's. And then we discussed Apple's recent financials, flashback on IBM, and the new Call of Duty Havoc expansion pack
  • Microsoft rolls out new Outlook app for iOS

    Mike Flaminio
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:24 am
    Microsoft this week launched a new Outlook app for their suite of iOS Office solutions. The app works with Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com, iCloud, Gmail, and Yahoo. So, it's not an exclusive Microsoft client and gives users another option for dealing with email. Most powerful, however, may be the Exchange, Office 365, and Outlook.com compatibility. While iOS Mail support Exchange, it may not be fully compatible depending on the enterprise configuration. Microsoft has offered their OWA app and it appears the new Outlook app is a significant improvement there. Along with email, the…
  • Otterbox ships Resurgence battery backup case for iPhone 6

    Mike Flaminio
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:17 am
    Otterbox announced this week Resurgence Power Case for iPhone 6 shipped. The battery backup case offers 2600 mAh battery in addition to drop protection. The polycarbonate materials offer protection for your device and Otterbox says Resurgence has been tested to successfully protect phones for up to 4 foot drops. Resurgence Power Case has an MSRP of $99.95 and comes in black, gray/white glacier, red/gray cardinal, and green/white mint ice.
  • Tim Cook: Apple Watch in April

    Mike Flaminio
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:04 pm
    In Tuesday financial conference call Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the upcoming Apple Watch will ship in April. Previous rumors suggested March, so a guess could be earlier rather than later in the month. This news is the latest nfo since Apple said it would be released in early 2015. Pricing will start out at $349 with more expensive models to be available. The Apple Watch will require an iPhone 5/5c/5S/6/6+.
  • Apple�s Q1 Earnings

    Mike Flaminio
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:42 pm
    <blockquote class=quote>Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter ended December 27, 2014. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and record quarterly net profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $57.6 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion, or $2.07 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.9 percent compared to 37.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 65 percent of the quarter's revenue.</blockquote> Apple sold over 74 million…
 
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  • Friday Morning News

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    With it being back to school time here in Australia and New Zealand, Apple has once again rolled out a back to school promotion. This year qualifying purchases will receive an Apple Store gift card, rather than the iTunes card used last year. Also on the Australian news front, Goodbye pointed out in yesterdays Morning News post that the latest Apple TV update added Ten Play to the channel listings in Australia.
  • Thursday Morning News

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Apple reported its record financial results for Q1 2015 and it is fair to say they were an impressive set of numbers. Sales of US$74.6 billion and net profit was US$18 billion. The breakdown in sales was also some impressive numbers lead by the iPhones, which saw 74.5 million units sold during the quarter. iPad sales were 21.4 million units while Mac sales were 5.5 million units. “We’d like to thank our
  • Wednesday Morning News

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:59 am
    Looking down at the logo by Shaun Garrity, on Flickr Macrumors have picked up the fact that iCloud.com Photos app was updated over the weekend. The app picked up a new zoom option in the toolbar. In addition
  • Article: 2015 Apple Predictions

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Let's face it, Apple is a pretty secretive company. We might get a major leak from time to time, but even most ‘analysts’ and Apple experts have no more of an idea what Apple is going to do than you or I. With that in mind, I thought I would put together a bit of a timeline and prediction of what I think Apple will be doing over the next year. Timeline: February - Apple Watch is released, iOS 8.2 comes out. iOS 8.3 seeded. April - iPad Centric event: iPad mini 4 released, 12 inch iPad Pro released, iPad Nano released and new smart covers and iOS 8.3 released. WWDC - New Apple TV and…
  • Tuesday Morning News

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:51 am
    Walking on air by Dale Gillard, on Flickr I hope you all had a great Australia Day long weekend MacTalkers? With the Monday off it is a bumper news morning this Tuesday. We kick off with what are purported to be the first pictures of the
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  • Canada’s Adore Noir partners with Magzter to expand its digital presence

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:35 am
    New York, New York – Adore Noir is a fine art photography magazine that celebrates black and white photography and has recently became a part of the world’s largest and fastest growing digital cross-platform digital newsstand and magazine store, Magzter. Crafted to inspire you, each issue of Adore Noir features six photographers ranging from world renowned professionals to those just getting started in the field. The bi-monthly magazine, launched in the spring of 2001, has a focused audience following comprised of collectors, gallerists and photographers. The magazine’s…
  • Canada’s Adore Noir partners with Magzter to expand its digital presence

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:35 am
    New York, New York – Adore Noir is a fine art photography magazine that celebrates black and white photography and has recently became a part of the world’s largest and fastest growing digital cross-platform digital newsstand and magazine store, Magzter. Crafted to inspire you, each issue of Adore Noir features six photographers ranging from world renowned professionals to those just getting started in the field. The bi-monthly magazine, launched in the spring of 2001, has a focused audience following comprised of collectors, gallerists and photographers. The magazine’s…
  • Total Destruction blasts on to iOS

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Kiev, Ukraine – New mobile game from AppMania takes players on an exciting world tour of demolition fun. A mix of puzzles and powerful explosions, Total Destruction is a challenge to anyone who has ever dreamed of being a demolition man. The game features: * Incredible demolition action, with fully destructible levels that challenge players to obliterate everything they can; * “One more go” challenges: players must plan their strategy using five types of explosives, to get the highest scores and progress to the next stage * Great graphics, adapted for all iOS devices * Lots…
  • Twocanoes Launches Bleu Meetings Solution for Smartphones

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Naperville, Illinois – Twocanoes Labs today is delighted to announce the launch of Bleu Meetings, an online service to send timely meeting information right to the lock screen of participants’ smartphones. Meeting organizers can create and send smartphone passes, update meeting information instantaneously and send lock screen notifications to smartphones automatically when near a beacon. Bleu Meetings raises the participant engagement from initial invitation and on-site check-in through closing sessions. Participants receive an email invitation and one-tap to install the pass to…
  • Twocanoes Launches Bleu Meetings Solution for Smartphones

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Naperville, Illinois – Twocanoes Labs today is delighted to announce the launch of Bleu Meetings, an online service to send timely meeting information right to the lock screen of participants’ smartphones. Meeting organizers can create and send smartphone passes, update meeting information instantaneously and send lock screen notifications to smartphones automatically when near a beacon. Bleu Meetings raises the participant engagement from initial invitation and on-site check-in through closing sessions. Participants receive an email invitation and one-tap to install the pass to…
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  • AutoMailer 2.2 allows sending personalised emails to multiple addresses

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:32 am
    Tension Software announces AutoMailer 2.2 for Mac OS X. The application allows users to send personalised emails to multiple addresses, in text or web format, each merged with data from an internal database. AutoMailer is document based and allows one to prepare and send an unlimited quantity of emails with a single click, each with custom contents depending of each recipient. AutoMailer is a flexible tool to manage your mailing list directly from your Mac.
  • 1st Game Studio releases Ropeman for iOS

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    1st Game Studio announces Ropeman for iOS devices. Players climb the rope making sure the bar is full and avoiding the knots. The game includes two modes; Slide and Tap, levels in both modes and different scoring modes. Get ready to embark on a brand new adventure with a retro pixel game style which is the most popular game style of recent times. Ropeman includes Game Center integration, sharing in social medias and is free on the App Store.
  • U&Me Messenger - New App on Mobile Stores

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    In a span of two months, over 260,000 downloads have secured U&Me Messenger as a pioneer for any industry willing to secure its data ranging from banks to, hospitals, insurance to universities and more that form large pools of communities. The app was created by U&Me Communication. It provides real time audio, video calls and messaging with a file data transfer that can be customized and connected to any Cloud Storage provider (DropBox, SkyDrive, g+ act).
  • The Little Thief - Cute Strategy Game

    30 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    Prague based ZYX Labs introduces The Little Thief for iOS devices. Help the little thief find a path to rob all houses. Players don't want him to be caught, so never let him visit a house twice. Think fast, because the clock is ticking! Guide the little thief through different towns and train your brain beyond imagination. Each level requires logic, skill, and a quick mind. The Little Thief is easy and fun to play but impossible to master. Can you take the little thief to Blackland?
  • Canada's Adore Noir partners with Magzter to expand its digital presence

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:35 am
    Adore Noir is a fine art photography magazine that celebrates black and white photography and has recently became a part of the world's largest and fastest growing digital cross-platform digital newsstand and magazine store, Magzter. Each issue of Adore Noir features six photographers ranging from world renowned professionals to those just getting started in the field. Adore Noir's digital availability on Magzter will now see this fan following expand into several other parts of the world.
 
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    MacUser

  • MacUser 1985-2015

    Adam Banks
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:31 am
  • Statement from Dennis Publishing about MacUser

    Kenny Hemphill
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:59 am
    Dennis Publishing is sad to announce the closure of MacUser magazine after nearly 30 years. Since its launch in 1985 MacUser has provided its readers with authoritative buying advice, world exclusive reviews, breaking news and practical features. Inspired by the late Felix Dennis’ purchase of an Apple Lisa in 1983, the magazine started life as a bi-monthly magazine but soon upped its frequency to fortnightly as readers and advertisers poured in. The magazine was launched in the USA in late 1985 where similar success followed. Ian Westwood, Group MD of Dennis Publishing, said: “MacUser has…
  • Apple adding one million iBooks users a week

    Kenny Hemphill
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:19 am
    Apple’s iBooks business is growing at the rate of a million new users a week according to the company’s iBooks director, Keith Moerer. Speaking at the Digital Book World Conference today, Moerer explained that the decision to make iBooks a default app in iOS 8, along with new features like Family Sharing and the larger screen on the iPhone 6 an d6 Plus had helped increase iBook’s popularity. ‘We are seeing more of our book sales starting to come from the phone,’ Moerer told the conference. Until iOS 8, iBooks had to be downloaded from the App Store, adding it as…
  • Samsung makes $7.5bn bid for BlackBerry

    Kenny Hemphill
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Samsung wants BlackBerry’s patent portfolio and is prepared to pay $7.5bn for it, according to Reuters. The South Korean electronics manufacturer made a bid for the ailing smartphone firm ‘recently,’ and ‘proposed an initial price range of $13.35 to $15.49 per share, representing a premium of 38 percent to 60 percent over BlackBerry’s current trading price,’ said Reuters. Shares in BlackBerry jumped 30% on the news that representatives from the two companies had met to discuss the bid. It’s not clear whether the BlackBerry board was receptive to the…
  • Cameron under fire over plans to ban encrypted communication

    Kenny Hemphill
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    Prime Minister David Cameron has been castigated over comments made during a speech yesterday in which he appeared to suggest that, if elected, a Conservative government would ban encrypted communication. Security expert Graham Cluley told The Guardian that ‘Cameron is living in cloud cuckoo land if he thinks that this is a sensible idea, and no it wouldn’t be possible to implement properly.’ Writing on BoingBoing, Cory Doctorow was scathing. Explaining that what Cameron was in effect proposing was a back-door to encrypted communication services, to allow the security services…
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    Macenstein

  • DragonVale: How to breed a Frostbite Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:34 pm
    FROSTBITE DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 4 Hours BUY-IT Price: 750 Gems HOW TO BREED: (Any combination of Dark and Cold) Dark and Cold / Ruin and Crypt (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 […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed an Aurora Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:48 am
    AURORA DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 54 Hours BUY-IT Price: 3250 Gems HOW TO BREED: (Any combination of ALL 4 elements) Flower and Mountain / Swamp and Blazing / Fog and Lava (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 […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Snowflake Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:12 am
    SNOWFLAKE DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 3 Hours BUY-IT Price: ?? Gems HOW TO BREED: Can only be unlocked as a reward via the Season of Goodie Winter event (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 […]
  • Review: Kenu Airframe Plus

    Dr. Macenstein
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:58 am
    I drive a Camry. I’m not proud of it. I’m not embarrassed. It’s fine. That’s what owning a Camry is. However, there IS one thing that Camry owners have had to deal with, and that is horrible AC power outlet placement and no large suction-cup-able flat surfaces for mounting our iDevices. All solutions that I […]
  • Review: Seidio iPhone cases are pretty sweet, but pricey

    Dr. Macenstein
    30 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Given how many iPhone case manufacturers there are out there, I guess it’s not too surprising that I hadn’t heard of Seidio until a few of their iPhone 6 and 6 plus cases showed up here at the lab for review, but I must say I am impressed, particularly with their Surface cases. But let’s […]
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    MacUpdate: Recent Mac OS X

  • FlowVella 1.2 - Device-independent presentations with cloud-based storage (was Flowboard). (Commercial)

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    FlowVella (was Flowboard) allows you to create beautiful interactive presentations that bring your ideas to life on Mac, iPad, and the Web. FlowVella is a re-imagining of presentation software. It is simple, elegant, fast, and has been designed specifically for OS X and iOS. Presentations can be viewed by anyone, on any device! FlowVella uses cloud-based storage and comes with free 500mb/month upload quota. There are a couple of premium features that can be purchased to bring additional functionality to this app including expanded analytics, increased cloud upload quota, and…
  • Memoir 1.3.1 - Relive and share your photos. (Free)

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:41 am
    Memoir syncs all your Mac’s photos in your Memoir! It is now the best way to see and relive your interesting memories from the past right from your Mac. You’ll be able to relive your photos and memories from over the years from your camera, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Swarm, and Mac. To see your photos and memories on the go, download our iOS app! And if you already have our iOS app, add in your old photos from your Mac to make your Memoir even richer. Version 1.3.1 (2.0.9): Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated. Note: The version available for download is 1.3.1.
  • Popup Window 1.6 - Quickly organize and access your files. (Commercial)

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:56 am
    Popup Window is a folder system designed to stick to the edges of your screen and pop up when you tap the tab. Keep your screen in order and your files tidy and together with Popup Window. You can watch the demonstration video here: https://vimeo.com/60885101 Note: The demo version is the same as the paid version except it has a restriction on total window count.Version 1.6: Added new modifier key options to activate hidden tabs. OS X 10.9 or later (purchase) OS X 10.7.3 or later (demo) Download Now
  • avast! Free Antivirus 10.4 - Antivirus app with on-demand scanning. (Free)

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    Avast free antivirus for Mac offers three shields and on-demand scanning. Our Web Shield and Mail Shield combine to check the vast majority of incoming data from the Internet, while File Shield scans all programs stored and executed from your hard drive. Everything is packed in a brand new GUI. Features On-screen alerts On-demand scanning Web Shield, Mail Shield, File Shield Automatic virus definition updates Please note that Avast will not run properly if you have other antivirus software installed.Version 10.4: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated. OS X 10.6.8 or…
  • Erockus Arcade 1.1 - Front-end for SDLMAME. (Free)

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Erockus Arcade is designed to simplify the use of SDLMAME. It's an interface (front-end) app for SDLMAME. It does not actually play games. Erockus Arcade is not supported nor endorsed by the people behind SDLMAME, and it may not work with all versions of SDLMAME.Version 1.1: Updated database for SDLMAME .158 Updated mame.ini file generator for SDLMAME .158 Some code clean up OS X 10.4 or later SDLMAME Download Now
 
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    World of Apple

  • Apple Announces Record Revenue of $74.6 Billion for Q115

    Alex Brooks
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:39 pm
    iPhone Unit Sales (Up to Q115) Apple today announced financial results for its first fiscal quarter of 2015 which ran from the end of September, 2014 until December end. Notably the quarter is the first to feature complete coverage of iPhone 6 sales. For the quarter Apple posted revenue of $74.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share (adjusted for stock split). These results compare to revenue of $57.6 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion, or $14.50 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 37.9 percent compared to 37.9 percent in the…
  • Apple Set to Break Records, but All Eyes on March

    Alex Brooks
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:07 pm
    iPhone 6 – Apple’s biggest phone yet? On Tuesday January 27th, Apple will announce the results of its fiscal first quarter of 2015. Way back in October 2014, Apple told investors to expect total sales somewhere in the range of $63.5 to $66.5 billion—representing, at the midpoint, 15% growth from fiscal Q1 2014. But that seems conservative according to some analysts. Onlookers have been pining over the iPhone sales numbers, which with a full quarter of iPhone 6 sales seem to be mind blowing—but who really knows? In addition, we know iPad sales are likely to continue a decline…
  • My Apps of 2014

    Alex Brooks
    2 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    Inspired by M.G. Siegler, here’s an end of 2014 summary of the apps I’ve been using during the year. At the end of 2015 I’ll do another, and so on. Unlike a lot of individuals who follow Apple and therefore are very interested in new apps, I rarely change my home screen on my iPhone. The apps have largely been static for 12-18 months, but every so often a better version of an app comes along so I’ll do a replacement or the app will update and I’ll move it off the homescreen because I don’t enjoy it anymore or it no longer serves the original purpose…
  • 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?
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    macZOT!

  • Cisdem AppCrypt for Mac

    MacZOT
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Cisdem AppCrypt for Mac Password Protect Mac OS X Apps from Unauthorized Access. Normally: $24.99 ZOT Price: $5.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Are you sharing your Mac with your family, friends or colleagues? Whether it is Uncle Ted wanting to watch your movie collection or colleague Sam wanting to edit a report on your Mac, or you are using Adium and don't want your children seeing every text message you send and receive. Stop worrying about sharing your Mac with family members, by using Cisdem AppCrypt to password protect individual applications and keep others from playing…
  • Voilabits Mini Bundle

    MacZOT
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Voilabits Mini Bundle PhotoWatermark for Mac + PhotoResizer for Mac = $7.99 Normally: $34.98 ZOT Price: $7.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   You take tons of photos with your families, friends or colleagues to preserve happy memories or special occasions in your life. And you may want to add a date-stamp or special symbols on the photo to make a simple card, or resize the photo for better sharing online. Now, with Voilabits PhotoWatermerk and PhotoResizer, it's as simple as a piece of a cake. So, why don't have a try right now? Here are the free trial versions of these…
  • FoldersSynchronizer 4.2 Super Offer

    MacZOT
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:01 pm
    FoldersSynchronizer 4.2 Super Offer The best way to Sync & BackUp on Mac Normally: $40.00 ZOT Price: $20.00 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   FoldersSynchronizer is an nifty and popular utility for OS X which synchronizes and backs-up files, folders and disks. The user can choose one or more pairs of files, folders or disks and then they will be synchronized or backed-up exactly.   FS lets you organize your sync and backup in several sessions you can save to a file for a later reuse. On each session you can apply special options like Timers, Multiple Folders, Filters,…
  • Stellar Phoenix Video Repair

    MacZOT
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:06 pm
    Stellar Phoenix Video Repair Facilitates Easy and Quick Repair of Video Files   jAlbum is available in the ZotShop! Normally: $69.00 ZOT Price: $35.00 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Full Video Repair 'Video Repair' enables you to rebuild and fix corrupt video files including MOV file format supported by QuickTime Repair Multimedia Files Stellar Phoenix Video Repair allows you to add video files of different formats with a single click. Allows Preview Latest Video Repair allows you to preview the files after the repair is done. Save at desired location With Stellar…
  • Keynote And PowerPoint Templates from Slidevana

    MacZOT
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Keynote And PowerPoint Templates from Slidevana Quickly create presentations that impress and inspire your audience.  Normally: $199.00 ZOT Price: $89.00 Click to macZOT!   "There's a template for nearly everything I need to say." Brad Rosen, Founder of Drync   - This product is huge. We can't show it all here…   Take a Tour »   You get the Light and Dark Versions for PowerPoint and Keynote. Mac or Windows.                    Click any of the four images below to get more info……
 
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    MacBlogz

  • AOL Reportedly Shutting Down TUAW Next Week in Larger Restructuring Move

    Joe Rossignol
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    AOL will soon be shutting down The Unofficial Apple Weblog, a long-running Apple blog better known as TUAW, according to The Verge. TUAW will reportedly close next Monday, February 2, just a few months after celebrating its tenth anniversary. The website currently has 11 staff on its editorial team. TUAW has been providing Apple news, reviews, how-tos and other content about the Cupertino-based company since December 2004. AOL gained ownership of the website through its acquisition of Weblogs Inc. in 2005. The company has three other flagship media properties in The Huffington Post,…
  • Flickr Find: It's Apple Time!

    Kelly Hodgkins
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    What better way to use an old G5 tower than to grab a panel from the old machine and toss it into a homemade clock? This unique wall piece was created by Flickr user Chris Sasse, who uses the clock to tick off the hours in his office....
  • Learn the mental part of defense with Baseball Academics

    John Emmert
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    Growing up I learned to play baseball the same way millions of youngsters have learned and continue to learn, by playing the game. The most difficult part of learning the game was the mental part. Hitting, catching, and throwing the ball are physical...
  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Kelly Hodgkins
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 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 Zero Age [iOS Universal...
  • Apple Daily: Apple Tied With Samsung Shipments, Ampere Wireless Charging Case

    Leif Johnson
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Analysts and pundits are still realizing the larger implications of Apple's insanely profitable quarter, and new reports reveal how the Cupertino company has caught up with Samsung in a key race. In other news, there's a cool new wireless iPhone charging case in the works on Kickstarter.Report: Apple Shipped As Many Phones As Samsung Last QuarterMore news about the wider significance of Apple's record-breaking quarter continues to roll in, this time from Security Analytics, who claims that Apple tied with rival Samsung to dominate smartphone shipments for the quarter.According to the report,…
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2015.01.18 - iOS Board Games

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek), Dave Caolo, and Dan Patriss
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:21 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 513. A special episode of the Maccast featuring iOS board games. I've invited Dave Caolo from the Board Games Weekly podcast and Dan Patriss from the Geek All-Stars podcast to talk about our favorite tabletop titles that are also available in iOS versions. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsor: Smile - smilesoftware.com Shownotes in: HTML or OPML Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
  • Maccast 2015.01.11

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    11 Jan 2015 | 1:19 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 512. Remember iBeacons? Possible Apple Watch release date. Possible first look at iPad Pro. In 2015 Apple goes to 12. Unlocked iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Spotlight may tell emailers too much. Apple Customer Sat. iCloud Photo App returned. Excited about HomeKit. OS X Yosemite maximize button change. Finding missing disk space. iTunes Power Search. 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…
  • Maccast 2015.01.02

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    2 Jan 2015 | 2:33 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 511. Beats wants exclusives in 2015. More on Apple Pay expansion. Apple wins holiday activations. Thunderbolt hardware hack. Battle for A9 production. Photos beta removed from iCloud.com. iOS Alarm app. Resorting to hardware hack to fix a Mac. Sending delayed email. Go home iOS 8 you’re drunk. Things of the moment: Audio Engine B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver and Crossy Road by Hipster Whale Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsor: lynda.com - Learn at your own pace from expert-taught…
  • Maccast 2014.12.26

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    26 Dec 2014 | 7:46 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 510. BBC shines harsh light on Apple supplier. iPhone sales boom over holidays. Apple TV Watch ABC. Apple Pay continues winning consumers. Apple patches NTP security issue. Dealing with adware. Setting a silent alarm in iOS. Duplicate iTunes "gifts". Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Drobo - Save $90 off the purchase of a Drobo gen3, 5D, or 5N at drobostore.com using code 'HOLIDAYADAM' Smile - smilesoftware.com Shownotes in: HTML or OPML Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the…
  • Maccast 2014.12.18

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:08 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 509. Next gen A9 chip production. Apple about faces on App rejections. New 'Made for i’ guidelines. 2015 the year of HomeKit? Apple wins iPod anti-trust case. Apple Pay gears for Expansion. TouchID and 5th Amendment. Mac network service order. Does turning off iCloud have to be frightening? Changing Mail swipe gestures. Fixing a Safari pop-up DOS. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: lynda.com - Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video tutorials. Visit lynda.com/maccast…
 
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    Mac Tutorial Previews

  • 0488 - App Updates - PDFpen, Reeder & Evernote [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Three of our favourite apps have had recent updates - PDFpen, Reeder & Evernote This week's show brings you up to speed on updates to these three excellent applications.
  • 0487 - ClamXav AntiVirus [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Something often asked is "Should I run an AntiVirus app on my Mac?" There is still no definitive answer, but this week's show covers a free, easy to install and minimal impact anti virus application - ClamXav.
  • 0486 - ScreenFlow v5 - Part 5 [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Following on from the previous ScreenFlow episode, this week it's the final Screenflow v5 tutorial - phew! Finishing off with a look at adding and manipulating text and graphics in your project, as well as some more advanced features such as adding closed captions or subtitles. I also take a look at the various exporting and publishing your project once completed.
  • 0485 - ScreenFlow v5 - Part 4 [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Following on from the previous ScreenFlow episode, this week I take a further look at manipulating and adjusting video and audio clips using the properties panels, as well as adding annotations and using the new Touch callout features. ScreenFlow v5 allows you to capture, edit, export and distribute video, all from a single application. Although primarily optimised for screencasts, ScreenFlow can handle most types of video projects.
  • 0484 - Path Finder 7 [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    1 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Path Finder is a file manager and potential Finder replacement. Acknowledged as a heavy weight in the field of Mac utilities, its reputation is further enhanced with the introduction of Path Finder v7, and the inclusion of many new features.
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    Softpedia News > Apple

  • Apple Is Retiring the iPod, and They’re Not Afraid to Show It

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:56 am
    The last time Apple filed a quarterly earnings report, the company said it would take its dwindling iPod sales and mash them together with the rest of the stuff that’s no longer hot and / or doesn’t generate insane amounts of cash. This week, Apple made good on its promise and took out the iPod figures from its quarterly earnings report, placing the media players in the bucket of “other products,” alongside things like accessories and the Apple TV. In short, you can no longer find out how man... (read more)
  • Apple Starts Offering Deals on Student Macs and iDevices in Australia and NZ

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
    In usual fashion, Apple has kicked off its Back to School promo in Australia and New Zealand offering gift cards valued between $25 and $125 for purchases like iPad, MacBook Air, and even iPhone. The promo is basically the same thing that United States customers get around summer. Apple sometimes offers discounts, but generally it prefers (and has preferred for the past few years) to offer gift cards instead. These can be used to buy either additional hardware or additional software in the iO... (read more)
  • iTunes 12 Remains a Visual Mess

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:57 am
    This week, Apple launched new versions of iTunes for Mac and Windows, delivering a few improvements here and there, but nothing in the GUI department. I’ve said this time and time again: iTunes is a complete disaster from a usability standpoint. It looks awesome from afar, but start using it and you’ll soon realize it’s not exactly delivering the it-just-works promise boasted by Apple for years. How to use iTunes 12 To its credit, Apple bundles a handy visual guide comprised of 8 screenshot... (read more)
  • First Apple Watch Spotted in the Wild, Some Are Already Using It

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    Tim Cook has confirmed this week that Apple plans to debut its revolutionary smart-watch in April, but at least some people are already using the gizmo in the wild. Mark Sullivan says he was riding the train to work on Thursday when he noticed a person wearing the much hyped (and currently-unavailable to the masses) Apple Watch. “No, it wasn’t one of the knockoffs they were selling at CES,” he writes. “This thing looked like a luxury item, and it had the now familiar ‘bubbles’ Watch user int... (read more)
  • Jony Ive to Marissa Mayer: "I’m Tormented by the Weather App, Marissa"

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:10 am
    In 2013, Apple design guru Jony Ive confessed to Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer that he was jealous, and that it was a feeling he didn’t usually get. The reason? Yahoo’s all-new weather app. In his book “Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!,” author Nicholas Carlson reveals that Ive and Mayer bumped into each other at an industry event. The Apple designer decided to let something off his chest. The following excerpt reveals what that was: “Ive sidled up to Mayer and, in a confiding tone, told h... (read more)
 
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    9to5Mac

  • 9to5Toys Lunch Break: iTunes Free App of the Week, Omaker 10000mAh power bank $17, SSD deals, more

    Dan DeSilva
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:06 am
    Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: iTunes Free App of the Week: ProCam 2 ($1.99 value) Omaker 10,000mAh Dual 2.1A USB Batteries with 1W flashlight: $17 Prime shipped, (+ 5200mAh battery: $30 shipped) 2.5-inch SATA III SSDs: Samsung 850 250GB $110 (Reg. $150), Crucial MX100 256GB $90 (Reg. $128) Apple discounts nearly forty of the most popular productivity apps for iOS and Mac Apple 13-inch…
  • Review: Cellulon’s PicoPro is an iPhone 6 Plus-sized, battery-powered HD projector

    Jeremy Horwitz
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:28 am
    I grew up with a front-projector TV the size of a coffee table, later owned a rear-projection TV that was somewhat larger than an adult bicycle, and have since tested projectors shaped like DVD players, Mac minis, and iPhone cases. Pico projectors — generally small enough to fit in pockets — typically struggle the most to prove their practicality. Projectors generally need big, powerful lightbulbs to be seen in anything but the dimmest of rooms, and the smaller they are, the worse they tend to be, particularly as they move further from the surfaces they’re protecting on. Korean…
  • AAPL shares reach new record high of $120 following Apple’s record Q1 earnings report

    Zac Hall
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:10 am
    Apple’s stock soared the day after the company reported its record breaking quarter with over $74 billion in revenue and more than 74 million iPhones sold, and now Apple’s stock has reached a new all-time high during trading. The company briefly touched on $120/share during trading this morning and is on track to break its previous record closing high soon.AAPL set its previous record high of $119.75 in late November after the announcements of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in September alongside the reveal of the Apple Watch; the company also released new iPads in October.
  • Report: AOL’s TUAW closing Feb. 2

    Seth Weintraub
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:28 am
    The long-rumored news comes from The Verge: TUAW.com is closing as of Feb 2. I didn’t like all of what they did there, but there was a solid group of writers and people that I will miss reading. AOL is shutting down The Unofficial Apple Weblog, better known as TUAW, sources familiar with the situation tell The Verge. The company — which is also shutting down its gaming site Joystiq — is in the midst of a major reorganization, and is cutting back on media properties it deems as underperforming.TUAW’s run comes to an end on February 2nd. TechCrunch, which originally reported the…
  • Chongqing Apple Store unveiled as mural removed ahead of tomorrow’s opening

    Ben Lovejoy
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:56 am
    We recently saw the mural Apple commissioned for one of its five new Apple Stores in China, and today the mural is down revealing the glass cylinder entrance of its Chongqing store, an apparent clone of its Shanghai store design. The store opens at 10am tomorrow. The photos were posted on Taisy and appear to have originated from MacX. The interior of the store is very reminiscent of the spiral staircase in the iconic glass cube store on Fifth Avenue in New York (photo below) … We can also see the continuation of Apple’s focus on art in one of the wall images visible in the…
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    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • Too Much Screen Space? 6 Ways To Use Your Multiple Monitor Mac Setup

    Justin Pot
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    So you set your Mac up with a second monitor, which was really exciting – but now you’ve no idea what to do with all that space. It’s a first world problem, sure, but if you’re wondering how to get more out of your multi-monitor setup here are a few thoughts and ideas Research On One Screen, Output On The Other Most of us have jobs that require us to, at some point, gather information and act on it – it’s just part of what working on a computer means. Once upon a time this meant having a paper information source...Read the full article: Too Much Screen Space? 6…
  • Apple Tax: Why Do Macs Hold Their Resale Value?

    Justin Pot
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    You’ve probably heard it before: Macs may cost more, but they hold their value. You get more of the up-front cost back by selling your Mac. Is this true, and if so why? Jeff Trachsel, the CMO of electronics reseller NextWorth, says Mac fans aren’t just crazy: the trend is real. “Apple products are generally worth about twice as much as other devices at the same period in their lifecycle,” he said in a Gizmodo article published back in 2013. Some Quick, Unscientific Research This intrigued me, so I quickly did some research. I turned to eBay, looking only at…
  • Get Some Work Done: The Best Writing Environments for Mac OS X

    Bakari Chavanu
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    When tackling writing projects, you need the best writing environment possible to get the job done. Fortunately for Mac users, there’s no shortage of writing tools available for long and short form writing projects. A good writing environment provides cross-platform access, collaboration features, and multi-format support. In addition, you may want to use a program that can assist you with all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming, drafting, to final edit. Scrivener ($45) For long form writing projects, such as manuals, research papers, and books, I prefer to work…
  • Install Mac Software From Terminal With Homebrew

    Justin Pot
    23 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Install (almost) any free Mac app by typing four words and hitting “Enter”. With Homebrew for Mac you can install thousands of programs with just a few keystrokes, and update them all with just a few more. If you’ve spent any time looking into cool things to do with the Mac Terminal, you know that your Mac is missing a bunch of the commands many Linux distros come with out-of-the-box: WGet, for example. If you’ve tried to download and install these commands, you know that it can get… complicated. Your options are to find a binary that may or may not be…
  • Mac OS X Yosemite, From The Perspective Of A Linux User

    Danny Stieben
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s been a while since Mac OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” has been released into the wild, so we have a pretty good idea of how it performs. Mac OS X is also sometimes used as the poster child for a clean and elegant interface (most of the time, anyways). As a Linux writer, it’s my duty to make comparisons not only amongst Linux distros, but also against the competition. With Yosemite out and a new wave of distro releases out, it’s time to make the comparison between Yosemite and and these new releases. Which performs better? Which looks better? What can...Read the full…
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  • China Retail Store Expansion At Full Steam

    Gary Allen
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:40 pm
    After four years of promises to increase the number of retail stores in China, Apple has turned serious, announcing today that there will be 40 stores open in the country by mid-2016, an unprecedented level of expansion in any of the countries where Apple has stores. During a financial conference call today, CEO Tim Cook also announced that the next big step in retailing for Apple will arrive in April—the Apple Watch. But for the first time, the company didn’t separately report financial results for the retail stores, but rather lumped their revenue, profit and other metrics into…
  • Apple Offered Ahrendts Strong Incentives To Join

    Gary Allen
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:08 pm
    A new financial filing shows that Apple made extraordinary financial offers to Sr. VP Angela Ahrendts last year, hoping she would quit her job at Burberry, move back to the United States and take control of the company’s most visible operations, the on-line and retail stores. At the time, Apple says that Ahrendts was among the highest-paid executives in the UK, and so they assembled a combination of Apple stock grants, an annual salary and bonus, relocation expenses and even an unusual severance package to lure her to the company. Ahrendts joined Apple May 1, 2014 to provide the…
  • Ahrendts Confirms China Openings, Staffing

    Gary Allen
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Apple will be opening four China retail stores in rapid succession over the next five weeks, according to the company’s Sr. vice-president for retail, including the West Lake (Hangzhou) store that is now covered with an expansive poem created by a noted calligraphy artist. Angela Ahrendts told China news agency Xinhua that the stores will open by Chinese New Year on February 19th, and will bring the total number of stores in the country to 20. A fifth store already opened January 10th at MixC Zhengzhou, while the West Lake store will open January 24th. Ahrendts said four of the…
  • New Window Display Creates An iPad Mystery

    Gary Allen
    10 Jan 2015 | 4:31 pm
    A new display window appeared first at the Regent Street (London) Apple store shows a simple line-up of iPads set on a thin white counter. What makes the display so mesmerizing for passersby is how the Smart Covers open and close, all without any visible connection to a mechanical device. The video was taken at the Valley Fair Think “magnets.”
  • Second Glass Cylinder Entrance Unveiled in China

    Gary Allen
    6 Jan 2015 | 2:08 pm
    In a unique duplication of a high-profile store design, Apple is reusing the glass cylinder entrance architecture of the Pudong (Shanghai) store for the Guotai Plaza store now under construction in Chongqing (China). Last month workers dismantled the huge steel structure that has been covering the entrance for nearly the past year, revealing a 30-foot tall glass structure that will lead to the underground store. The entrance is set in a plaza and surrounded by tall buildings, a setting similar to the Pudong store, but on a smaller scale. The architecture was first revealed by IFO in July…
 
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    The MacTrack - iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and Mac News

  • Canada’s Adore Noir partners with Magzter to expand its digital presence

    Richard
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:35 am
    New York, New York – Adore Noir is a fine art photography magazine that celebrates black and white photography and has recently became a part of the world’s largest and fastest growing digital cross-platform digital newsstand and magazine store, Magzter. Crafted to inspire you, each issue of Adore Noir features six photographers ranging from world renowned professionals to those just getting started in the field. The bi-monthly magazine, launched in the spring of 2001, has a focused audience following comprised of collectors, gallerists and photographers. The magazine’s…
  • Total Destruction blasts on to iOS

    Richard
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Kiev, Ukraine – New mobile game from AppMania takes players on an exciting world tour of demolition fun. A mix of puzzles and powerful explosions, Total Destruction is a challenge to anyone who has ever dreamed of being a demolition man. The game features: * Incredible demolition action, with fully destructible levels that challenge players to obliterate everything they can; * “One more go” challenges: players must plan their strategy using five types of explosives, to get the highest scores and progress to the next stage * Great graphics, adapted for all iOS devices * Lots…
  • Twocanoes Launches Bleu Meetings Solution for Smartphones

    Richard
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Naperville, Illinois – Twocanoes Labs today is delighted to announce the launch of Bleu Meetings, an online service to send timely meeting information right to the lock screen of participants’ smartphones. Meeting organizers can create and send smartphone passes, update meeting information instantaneously and send lock screen notifications to smartphones automatically when near a beacon. Bleu Meetings raises the participant engagement from initial invitation and on-site check-in through closing sessions. Participants receive an email invitation and one-tap to install the pass to…
  • GiGalaxy releases PopGem HD 2.0 for iOS/Android – Fun Block Puzzle Game

    Richard
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Hanoi, Viet Nam – GiGalaxy today is proud to announce the release of PopGem HD 2.0, an update to their simple and fun block puzzle game for iOS and Android devices. Developed specifically for easy and simple gameplay, users need only one finger to play PopGem. Touch more than 2 blocks of gems with the same color to crush them, then pop into lucky colorful stars. The more blocks that pop at same time, the more stars and points you get. This fun game features three addicting game modes: * Classic: You must take care of every move to pass unlimited levels * Time: Crush as much gems as you…
  • WidgeTunes 1.0 released for OS X – Easily Navigate Your Playlists

    Richard
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:15 am
    Athens, Greece – Independent developer, Georgios Trigonakis today is proud to announce the release of WidgeTunes 1.0, a new Notification Center widget for Mac OS X. WidgeTunes lets you view all your iTunes playlists, create a list with your favorite playlists and choose a playlist to play. WidgeTunes is also a now playing widget that displays the Title, Artist, Album and artwork of now playing song on iTunes. With control buttons available directly on the widget itself, the user can easily navigate through songs of the current playlist. WidgeTunes can also work as a menu bar popup app;…
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    The Loop

  • Jeff Williams, Apple’s secret ops superstar

    Dave Mark
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:18 am
    Great piece from Above Avalon on Jeff Williams’ role in keeping the Apple machine running smoothly, and a great piece from John Gruber on CEO succession.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • The developer iTunes connect snafu

    Dave Mark
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    Dave Verwer, writing for iOS Dev Weekly:From what I can determine from the tweets, there was about a 30-45 minute period when people logging in to iTunes Connect were seeing other random accounts instead of their own.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • ∞ The thing Apple and Microsoft do not get about Gmail

    Dave Mark
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Every time I hear about a new email client that will support multiple services, I get excited. Is this finally the one that will free me from gmail’s native iOS app? And time after time, I am disappointed, all because of one missing feature.
  • Exploding Kittens is the most backed Kickstarter ever

    Dave Mark
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:07 am
    If you are into board/card games, this looks like a lot of fun, and the drawings are all done by The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman. Great idea.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • AOL shutting down TUAW (The Unofficial Apple Weblog)

    Dave Mark
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:56 am
    I get that it’s all about business performance, but still, this is sad.∞ Read this on The Loop
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • Latest Google Chrome Version Download For Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

    SK Mezanul Haque
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 40 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest Google Chrome update is a minor update towards the major update 40.0.2214.91, bumping up the version number to 40.0.2214.93. You can see the official log about this minor update here. The major version released before this minor update came with a number of fixes and improvements. The notable ones are: Updated info dialog for Chrome app on Windows and Linux. A new clock behind/ahead error message. If you already use Google Chrome you don’t need to worry about downloading…
  • Sticky Password Premium Review

    SK Mezanul Haque
    25 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Sticky Password is one of the most popular platform independent password manager available. It supports all major platforms including Windows, Mac OS X, iOS (iPhone, iPad), Android. The password manager also supports BlackBerry OS10, Amazon Kindle Fire, Nokia X too. In the first week December, Lamantine Software released a major update of the password manager. Sticky Password 8 features many new and improved functions. Sticky Password is not a new name for My Technology Guide’s regular readers. We have been testing out all the major versions of the password manager since Sticky Password…
  • iOS 8.1.1 Update Details With IPSW Download Links

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    Apple released iOS 8.1.1 for all supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. iOS 8.1.1 (build 12B435, build 12B436) includes many bug fixes and general performance enhancements to improve the overall stability of iOS 8. As said earlier, iOS 8.1.1 update is mostly about bug fixes and stability enhancements. It includes performance enhancements for old iOS devices (iPad 2 and iPhone 4s). If your iOS device is running iOS, you can download iOS 8.1.1 either via OTA (Over The Air) or using iTunes. If you are an advance user, you can use the IPSW file (links at the end of this post) to update…
  • Download OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update: Fixes Bugs, Security Issues, Stability Issues

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    Apple released the first major update for OS X Yosemite 10.10 for Mac bumping the version number to OS X 10.10.1. OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update is a recommended update that includes a huge list of bug fixes, stability enhancements, and security updates. According to the change log, some major bugs like WiFi reliability issues, Mail app problems, Time Machine backup issues are fixed with this update. If you are running OS X Yosemite, you should download and install OS X 10.10.1 update. If you have set your Mac to install updates automatically, your Mac must have already updated. If you want to…
  • Five Best Alternative Web Browsers For Windows, You Never Know Existed

    SK Mezanul Haque
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:12 pm
    The world is progressing towards “everything on cloud” phase, making web browsers the most used application for anyone and everyone. It now doesn’t matter much which platform you are using. Be it Windows, OS X, Linux or cloud based operating system such as Chromium, you always need a web browser to access the Internet. The omnipresent presence of web browsers in our day-to-day life has made it such, we never give it a second thought. Anyone accessed the world-wide web ever is already familiar with web browsers. Popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox,…
 
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    OS X Daily

  • How to Enable the iTunes Notification Center Widget in OS X

    Paul Horowitz
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    Mac users who are running the newest version of iTunes in OS X Yosemite can choose to enable an optional iTunes widget in Notification Center. Despite being the primary change to iTunes 12.1, the widget is not enabled or shown by default on any of the Macs I’ve updated, which is likely to be the ... Read More
  • iTunes 12.1 Released for OS X Yosemite

    Paul Horowitz
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Mac users can find iTunes 12.1 available if they are running OS X Yosemite. The update is said to include some performance improvements for syncing an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iTunes, and may include bug fixes as well. Perhaps the most notable change to iTunes 12.1 is the addition of an optional widget ... Read More
  • Detect & Remove Adware from Mac OS X Easily with AdwareMedic

    Paul Horowitz
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:44 am
    Adware is generally something most Mac users won’t have to worry about, but that doesn’t mean that OS X is entirely immune to the potential nuisance, and nobody likes it when their browser has been hijacked by that type of junk. If you’re at all concerned about adware impacting your Mac and web browsing, you ... Read More
  • Forgot a Mac Firmware Password? Don’t Panic, Here’s What To Do

    Paul Horowitz
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Users who require higher than usual security measures often set a firmware password on a Mac, which requires that a password be entered before the typical OS X boot sequence begins. While these low level passwords are quite secure, but that higher security also means a forgotten firmware password can be a significant problem. Nonetheless, ... Read More
  • Apple Watch Release Set for April

    Paul Horowitz
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
    The Apple Watch will start shipping to customers in April, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Though Apple Watch has always been said to launch sometime in “early 2015″, this is the first mention of a specific release month when the device will become available. The release timeline was announced by Tim Cook during the ... Read More
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    AppleInvestor

  • Apple Volatility is on the Plate for 2015

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    5 Jan 2015 | 5:50 am
    Happy New Year, and What a great year 2014 was for the Apple Auto Trader! This past year was the first full year with a substantial subscriber base, and it was a marvelous success. The Apple Auto Traders beat the buy and hold strategy by a whopping 75 percent, even with Apple’s record gains of nearly 40 percent this past year! Now the question is, what will 2015 have in store for Apple? Will we experience another 40 percent gain? Will volatility return now that the Fed has ceased quantitative easing? Will investment fund managers start reinvesting in equities again? Will the relentless…
  • 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…
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  • MacGroup-Detroit Meeting Dates – Revised

    Chita Hunter
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:18 am
      “MacGroup-Detroit meeting dates are now back to the third Sunday of the month where they have been for years.” Make sure to refresh your Calendar or subscribe to it from the MacGroup Detroit web site. Dates February 15, 2015 March 15, 2015 April 26, 2015 May 17, 2015 Starts early at 2PM ends and out at 4PM afterglow at 4PM June 28, 2015 July 19, 2015 August 16, 2015 September 13, 2015 Could not be changed, Temple conflict. October 18, 2015 November 15, 2015 December 20, 2015   See You There!
  • Happy New Year!

    Chita Hunter
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    From MacGroup-Detroit!    
  • One Time Machine Backup Is Not Enough

    Terry White
    28 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    That’s my brand new Late 2014 MacBook Pro above and on December 22nd at around 8:30PM I got a spinning beach ball cursor. It happens sometimes. However, it seemed that more than just the current app was having issues so I did a force reboot and that pretty blue display you see above is all I saw from that moment forward. Normally in a case of system corruption you can hold down a variety of keys to bypass the internal drive and boot up either from the built-in recovery partition or an external/network drive. However, none of the usual keys worked. Holding down Option, D, R, etc. did…
  • Merry Christmas!

    Chita Hunter
    24 Dec 2014 | 10:42 pm
    From MacGroup-Detroit to You!
  • The Season for Giving

    Phyllis Evans
    23 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    At the latest meeting of MacGroup Detroit, I was reminded that some of our members donated a bunch of used computers to a number of private schools in the area more than a decade ago. I was amazed to find that many of those “antiques” are still in use by pre-schoolers in a couple of local private schools, and they are learning from them. It says something for our Apple technology. That said, many of us will be getting new computers or iPads or iPods for the Holidays. What will you do with the old ones? Think about passing that “old” iMac on to a youngster who could…
 
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  • Canada’s Adore Noir partners with Magzter to expand its digital presence

    Richard
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:35 am
    New York, New York – Adore Noir is a fine art photography magazine that celebrates black and white photography and has recently became a part of the world’s largest and fastest growing digital cross-platform digital newsstand and magazine store, Magzter. Crafted to inspire you, each issue of Adore Noir features six photographers ranging from world renowned professionals to those just getting started in the field. The bi-monthly magazine, launched in the spring of 2001, has a focused audience following comprised of collectors, gallerists and photographers. The magazine’s…
  • Total Destruction blasts on to iOS

    Richard
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Kiev, Ukraine – New mobile game from AppMania takes players on an exciting world tour of demolition fun. A mix of puzzles and powerful explosions, Total Destruction is a challenge to anyone who has ever dreamed of being a demolition man. The game features: * Incredible demolition action, with fully destructible levels that challenge players to obliterate everything they can; * “One more go” challenges: players must plan their strategy using five types of explosives, to get the highest scores and progress to the next stage * Great graphics, adapted for all iOS devices * Lots…
  • Twocanoes Launches Bleu Meetings Solution for Smartphones

    Richard
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Naperville, Illinois – Twocanoes Labs today is delighted to announce the launch of Bleu Meetings, an online service to send timely meeting information right to the lock screen of participants’ smartphones. Meeting organizers can create and send smartphone passes, update meeting information instantaneously and send lock screen notifications to smartphones automatically when near a beacon. Bleu Meetings raises the participant engagement from initial invitation and on-site check-in through closing sessions. Participants receive an email invitation and one-tap to install the pass to…
  • GiGalaxy releases PopGem HD 2.0 for iOS/Android – Fun Block Puzzle Game

    Richard
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Hanoi, Viet Nam – GiGalaxy today is proud to announce the release of PopGem HD 2.0, an update to their simple and fun block puzzle game for iOS and Android devices. Developed specifically for easy and simple gameplay, users need only one finger to play PopGem. Touch more than 2 blocks of gems with the same color to crush them, then pop into lucky colorful stars. The more blocks that pop at same time, the more stars and points you get. This fun game features three addicting game modes: * Classic: You must take care of every move to pass unlimited levels * Time: Crush as much gems as you…
  • WidgeTunes 1.0 released for OS X – Easily Navigate Your Playlists

    Richard
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:15 am
    Athens, Greece – Independent developer, Georgios Trigonakis today is proud to announce the release of WidgeTunes 1.0, a new Notification Center widget for Mac OS X. WidgeTunes lets you view all your iTunes playlists, create a list with your favorite playlists and choose a playlist to play. WidgeTunes is also a now playing widget that displays the Title, Artist, Album and artwork of now playing song on iTunes. With control buttons available directly on the widget itself, the user can easily navigate through songs of the current playlist. WidgeTunes can also work as a menu bar popup app;…
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  • Travel in Style

    Will Frascella
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    We’ve added a great new brand to our line up: Welcome Osprey! Osprey is known for their passion for the outdoors and for making some of the best bags available for any use, including lugging your Apple gear and accessories. We are happy to have their new line of electronic/iPad specific products in-stock. Their Port series features a laptop compartment for up to a 15 inch MacBook Pro Retina as well as a Port for your iPad. This Port is a clear plastic panel that allows you to use the iPad while still in the compartment. Great for the constant traveler, several compartments/pockets allow…
  • There's an App for That!

    Rachel Narkewicz
    16 Jan 2015 | 10:07 am
    As the poet said: “There’s an app for that!” Sure there are LOTS of apps out there but which one should you choose? Since Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend is a big weekend for getting out on the slopes, I’ve decided to focus on some of the most popular ski and snow apps out there. I can’t take all the credit as we have quite a few outdoor pups here at Small Dog headquarters. Keep an eye out if you’re at Sugarbush this weekend as that is where we like to go play. If you’re planning on staying right here in Vermont Ski Vermont has highlighted some…
  • AppleCare + is an Essential Value

    Don Mayer
    2 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    You may have received an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch for the holidays. These devices all come with a 1-year warranty and 90 days of free phone support from Apple. AppleCare+ is more than an extended warranty and it would be a good New Year’s gift to yourself. AppleCare+ extends the 1-year Apple warranty to 2 years but the protection does not stop there. You also receive 2 years of free technical support which includes answers to your questions on Apple software including iOS, iCloud, wireless network setup and Apple-branded Apps. AppleCare+ adds one more important feature for your mobile…
  • Small Dog Gift Guide - Part 2 - 2014

    Rachel Narkewicz
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    We’ve asked a few of our employees what their favorite gifts are this season – either to get or to give, of course – and we have highlighted a few of the best! Don, President and Top Dog: The Nest smart thermostat is a great holiday gift! I use them in my home and am saving money daily as the Nest learns my habits, turns the heat (or AC) down when I am away and back up when I get home. It learns that I like it cool when I sleep and warm in the morning. It reduces your carbon footprint by only providing heat or cooling when you need it. While it is super easy to install and…
  • Small Dog Gift Guide - Part 1

    Rachel Narkewicz
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    We’ve asked a few of our employees what their favorite gifts are this season – either to get or to give, of course – and we have highlighted a few of the best! Joe, Key West Retail Store Manager My favorite product is the Chill Pill Chillbox. It has great sound from its aluminum case and is so portable and lightweight. The battery seems to never die and the price is hard to beat. Every member of my family has one and I feel this gift would be great for anyone. And right now as part of our Mac The Halls holiday sale you get a free Chillbox with the purchase of any MacBook…
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  • WidgeTunes 1.0 released for OS X

    dsellers
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    Georgios Trigonakis has introduced WidgeTunes 1.0 (http://tinyurl.com/pznjnax), a new Notification Center widget for Mac OS X. WidgeTunes lets you view all your iTunes playlists, create a list with your favorite playlists and choose a playlist to play. With control buttons directly on the widget itself, users can navigate through songs of the current playlist. The widget can also work as a menu bar popup app; just press the WidgeTunes icon on OS X's menu bar to view WidgeTunes in a popup window. read more
  • Apple releases iTunes 12.1 for Mac OS X Yosemite

    dsellers
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Apple has released iTunes 12.1 for Mac OS X Yosemite. It introduces a new iTunes widget for the Notification Center that lets you see what song is playing, skip ahead, and favorite. Also, when listening to iTunes Radio, you can purchase the song that's being played within the widget. Additionally, iTunes 12.1 promises performance improvements when syncing an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. iTunes 12.1 can be downloaded via the Software Update Mechanism in the Mac App Store.
  • Kool Tools: The Grange for the Kontakt Player platform

    dsellers
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:44 am
    Spitfire Audio's The Grange is a sample-based virtual instrument for Native Instruments’ Kontakt Player platform, that captures three legendary drummers: Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith; Queen’s Roger Taylor; and session stalwart Andy Gangadeen (Massive Attack and many more). read more
  • Easy Markdown for Mac OS X revved to version 1.5

    dsellers
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:32 am
    Tension Software (www.tensionsoftware.com) has released Easy Markdown 1.5, an update of the Mac OS X tool that lets you create web pages by writing plain text. It's optimized for Mac OS X Yosemite. Version 1.5 let you copy HTML in a click of the body, full page or full page with CSS embedded. It also has improved internal functionalities and various bug fixes. Easy Markdown costs US$4.99. It's available at the MacApp Store only.
  • All editions of DEVONthink, DEVONnote for Mac OS X get upgrades

    dsellers
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:28 am
    DEVONtechnologies has updated all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink as well as the smart notebook DEVONnote. DEVONthink and DEVONnote are designed to help users classify and organize documents effortlessly with unique artificial intelligence. Free and recommended for all users, version 2.8.3 now allows users to select and copy text from Quick-Look-based views, and brings even better artificial intelligence accuracy as well as further improvements and bug fixes. read more
 
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  • Price Drop: The Weekend's Best App Deals, January 30

    J Keirn-Swanson
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:56 am
    We've got a couple of dueling top-shelf calendar apps on sale this week, so pick your team and run with it if you want something that puts Apple's stock calendar app to shame. But wait, there's more! We've also got dueling price chops on to-do apps, note taking apps that let you write on the screen, and even competing maps of the constellations. It's an ultimate app price drop showdown this week, so to arms, to arms! And to the App Store!
  • Deals: Save on the NFC Compatible Sleek and Slim IconQ Speaker

    MacLife Staff
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]Your music can come with you anywhere thanks to your iPhone and great streaming services. But sometimes, when you really want to rock out, you need some speakers capable of broadcasting your tunes at top-quality. That's where the Boundless S3 Bluetooth Speaker comes in. It's on sale now in our Deals tab.When you hear your music come through the Boundless S3 Bluetooth Speaker, you'll think it's your very own home theater system. It's hard to believe it's a wireless, portable speaker that you can take anywhere. With 6 hours of…
  • Apple Daily: Apple Tied With Samsung Shipments, Ampere Wireless Charging Case

    Leif Johnson
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Analysts and pundits are still realizing the larger implications of Apple's insanely profitable quarter, and new reports reveal how the Cupertino company has caught up with Samsung in a key race. In other news, there's a cool new wireless iPhone charging case in the works on Kickstarter.Report: Apple Shipped As Many Phones As Samsung Last QuarterMore news about the wider significance of Apple's record-breaking quarter continues to roll in, this time from Strategy Analytics, who claims that Apple tied with rival Samsung to dominate smartphone shipments for the quarter.According to the report,…
  • New iOS Games 1/29/15: Indigo Prophecy, Yet It Moves, and more!

    Giancarlo Saldana
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:32 pm
  • The Week's Best Deals for Your Mac and iOS Device, January 29

    J Keirn-Swanson
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    We're gonna leave behind the MacBook Air line and the lower powered 1.4GHz processors and focus on just the more powerful models in the world of refurbed Macs. This week, we're all about speed and power and just crushing it. So let's get right into these big beautiful Macs — and we'll see what kind of a hook up we can give you in the accessory category too.
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    FairerPlatform

  • iTunes 12.1 Update: Improves Notification Support, Quashes Bugs

    the rocr
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:10 am
    OS X Yosemite users have another software update to apply this week. iTunes 12.1 brings improved Notification Center support for iTunes Radio, as well as iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sync performance. As shown above, after installing iTunes Radio 12.1 Update ... The post iTunes 12.1 Update: Improves Notification Support, Quashes Bugs appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Comcast Customer Service Calls Customer an ‘A-Hole’ in Print

    the rocr
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Wow, just wow. Comcast customer service is back in the news once again for all the wrong reasons. That is, a customer tried to drop Comcast and Comcast Customer Service put them through hell. The crowing moment? The Comcast customer ... The post Comcast Customer Service Calls Customer an ‘A-Hole’ in Print appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Spectacular MacBook Growth Outstrips PC Competition

    the rocr
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    The world economy is just limping along and PC sales have been, at best, in the doldrums for several years running. Apple and its Macbook laptop product line are, however, enjoying speculator grow, up by nearly half last quarter. Apple’s Mac ... The post Spectacular MacBook Growth Outstrips PC Competition appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Cord Cutting: Netflix vs Popcorn Time

    the rocr
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:37 pm
    Everything is about perspective. While the world is focused on the battle for online dominance and streaming eyeballs between Netflix and HBO, the real war is happening elsewhere. Yes, we’re talking about Netflix vs Popcorn Time. Yes, Netflix and its rapidly ... The post Cord Cutting: Netflix vs Popcorn Time appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Jobs Biopic Cast Named: From Avie to Chrisann, Hertzfeld to Scully

    the rocr
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:34 pm
    What begins with the launch of the Macintosh and ends with the launch of the iMac? Actually, that’s the timeframe — actually three discreet product launches — we’ll be seeing in Universal Pictures’ presentation of the Steve Jobs Biopic. And, ... The post Jobs Biopic Cast Named: From Avie to Chrisann, Hertzfeld to Scully appeared first on FairerPlatform.
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  • Apple applies for orientation-based audio patent, possibly related to rumoured iPad Pro

    Roland Banks
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:42 am
    Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a patent application from Apple that describes a method of automatically routing audio to different speakers on an electronic device, based upon its orientation. This may be used in the long-rumoured iPad Pro which is said to include additional speakers on the sides of the device. The patent, […] The post Apple applies for orientation-based audio patent, possibly related to rumoured iPad Pro appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple awarded patent for strengthened glass displays

    Roland Banks
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:09 am
    Apple has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today for methods of improving the strength of glass covers on electronics devices such as the iPhone. Strengthened glass screen The patent describes systems and methods for improving strength of a thin glass cover for an electronic device. In one example, […] The post Apple awarded patent for strengthened glass displays appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple invents a new Home Button which also functions as a Joystick

    Roland Banks
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    Apple filed a patent today with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) which describes a unique Home Button invention that can be used either as a regular button or as a gaming joystick. The patent demonstrates that Apple is considering ways to improve on the design of the Home Button to be a more […] The post Apple invents a new Home Button which also functions as a Joystick appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • iPhone 6 gets hot, fix

    Serhat Kurt
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:56 am
    Several users have reported an issue in which users feel that their iPhone 6 (and iPhone 6 Plus) sometimes get hot. Do you think that your idevice is overheating? This article explains why your iPhone is getting hot and how you can troubleshoot the problem. The first thing we should mention is that it is […] The post iPhone 6 gets hot, fix appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple granted patent for display based speakers

    Roland Banks
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:56 am
    Apple has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today for flexible display-based speaker structures that can be used to produce audio from the screens of its iDevices. The patent relates in general to electronic devices, and outlines methods for display-based speaker structures for such devices. How do the display based speakers work? According […] The post Apple granted patent for display based speakers appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
 
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    MacMyth

  • How to Move iPhoto Library to External Hard Drive

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:28 am
    With the latest digital cameras and advanced smartphones such as iPhone 6, users have the opportunities of getting amazing photos and moving a part or your entire photo library to an external hard... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s `Be My Eyes’ App for the Blind

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    According to the National Federation of the Blind, Apple has done more for accessibility than any company has done and with the aid of a new app, iPad and iPhone users could go still further. `Be my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple Eyes Way to Leave Fingerprints in the Cloud

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:13 am
    Apple’s Patent – Finger Biometric Sensor Data Synchronization in the Cloud The US Patent and Trademark Office recently has published a patent filing known as `Finger biometric sensor data... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Marsh Supermarkets and Inmarket Launching First Ibeacon Platform for iWatch

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:34 am
    iBeacon Platform for Apple’s Wearable Product Marsh, one of the first retailer using UPC Barcode scanners in 1974, will now be extending the iBeacon platform beyond smartphones to Apple Watch in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 3 Ways Apple Could Push Maps Forward With iOS 9 in 2015

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Revamped Maps App – 2015 Three years after Apple evicted Google Maps from iOS, the company’s own mapping and navigation offering seems to have some critical weaknesses and the company is focusing on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Trust Movavi Screen Capture To Record Voice On Your Mac Device

    Milana Rose
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    Do you need to record online streaming audio on your Mac device? It could be that you have to record system alerts or apps or save streaming audio from internet or need to capture voice from the microphone. Well, whatever […]
  • 6 Best Investment Apps to Manage and Grow Your Financial Portfolio

    Milana Rose
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    Making good investment can be a great challenge for investors and this is not some kind of a secret which is never revealed before, thus, everyone knows about it. Since it is greatly challenging, one has to be very wise […]
  • Android vs iOS: Highlighting Some Major User Differences

    Chris Warren
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:32 am
    With Android and iPhone being two of the majorly used mobile operating platforms, it is interesting to note that the coming years will witness app developers investing their time and efforts on building apps that can run on Apple’s iOS […]
  • How to Integrate Outdoor Advertising With Social Media Advertising

    Milana Rose
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:20 am
    Social media advertising is hot. There’s no doubt about it. With the ability to hyper-target demographics, advertisers are buying up social media ads to the tune of tens of billions of dollars a year. Just look at the revenue growth […]
  • 6 Ways to Make Money on Your iPhone

    Michael Wilson
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    Smartphones have changed our lives in little over half a decade and everyday a new smartphone arrives on the market. In fact, in the UK we’re soon expecting smartphones to account for 75% of the phones in use. Now, even […]
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  • 50 Cool iPhone 5 Cases That Fits Your Need

    Anup Kayastha
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    The Coolest iPhone 5 Cases There are varieties of iPhone 5 cases in the market that you can choose from. You may have spent hours finding the best case for your iPhone. You browse through Amazon and eBay, but you couldn’t find the one iPhone case you’re searching for. I know how tedious it is. We have collected the 10 cool iPhone cases. If you have the iPhone 4, iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s then don’t worry because most of the iPhone case in the list below has availability for iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s as well. Cool iPhone 5 Cases Browse through the iPhone 5 cases by its…
  • 10 Best iPad Air Cases That Matches Your Type

    Anup Kayastha
    17 Jan 2015 | 3:03 am
    Just the day after all-new iPad Air release, case makers are already making iPad Air cases available to purchase in 2014. The new iPad Air is features improved processing power, improved hardware and is as light as one pound. There’s already dozens of cases for iPad Air in the market, it’s quite hard to find the case that has all the features you want. So, we decided to list the best iPad Air cases that are loved by the users most. Have an iPhone 5? Here’s 50 cool iPhone 5 cases. In addition to Apple Smart Cover for iPad Air (costs $79), here we have listed up the best iPad…
  • 10 Best iPhone 6 Cases and Covers

    Dipesh Timilsina
    5 Jan 2015 | 10:20 am
    BendGate? Nope! iPhone 6 has only just launched and the case makers are already flooding the market with all kinds of iPhone 6 cases. All kind of cases are available for purchase but not every case will fit your needs. Some cases are designed to make your iPhone 6 look cool while others are designed to protect your iPhone during accidents. With so many options to choose from, at times, it becomes difficult to choose the best case. To make your work easy, we have created an ultimate list of best iPhone 6 cases among which you will surely like at least one. We’ve made best cases list for…
  • iPhone 6 Plus VS Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Battle of the Titans

    Dipesh Timilsina
    9 Dec 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…
 
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    MacHow2

  • Review: Lucidchart – Goodbye Visio?

    MacHow2
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:07 am
    We’ve already taken an in-depth look at The Best Alternatives to Visio on Mac but here we review one of them more closely – Lucidchart. Since Visio isn’t available on Mac, Lucidchart has positioned itself as one of the top contenders to fill that void. Unlike Visio, Lucidchart functions entirely in the cloud meaning there’s nothing to download but this doesn’t make it any less powerful than desktop software (although for Google Chrome users, Lucidchart also has a plugin which allows you to work offline too). Lucidchart allows you to do almost everything you can do…
  • Top Free OCR For Mac Software

    MacHow2
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    You generally get what you pay for and there is very little free OCR for Mac software that works well but there are a few apps worth trying. If you plan to scan regularly and need good accuracy, then we highly recommend our article on The Best OCR For Mac Software. The two main drawbacks of free OCR software is that the scanning accuracy is usually lower and it doesn’t preserve the formatting of the original document very well. However, if you’re in a hurry, don’t want to splash any cash or have the time to manually correct both the formatting and text of the result,…
  • OmniPlan For Mac Review

    MacHow2
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:24 pm
    OmniPlan for Mac is a powerful Project Management tool for professionals and and we’ve taken a closer look at what it can do in our OmniPlan for Mac review. If you’ve recently switched to Mac and are looking for a serious alternative to MS Project, OmniPlan is an excellent option. Omni Group have a good track record with OmniGraffle – their popular alternative to Visio on Mac – and OmniPlan is cut from the same cloth. OmniPlan is an advanced project management tool which helps you visualize projects and collaborate on them with colleagues in real time. It includes all the features…
  • The Best Freecell For Mac Games

    MacHow2
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:11 pm
    One of the most popular games on PC remains Freecell which is included in all versions of Windows but Freecell for Mac isn’t included in OS X. Mac users have to either play it online or download a version of it. The question is, which one to go for? There are several versions of Freecell for Mac available and we’ve taken a look at the best ones for OS X. Some of these are Freecell only while some of them are part of a collection of card games including games such as Klondike, Vegas Solitaire and Forty Thieves so you’re sure to find at least one that you like, and maybe a few other car…
  • Top 5 NotePad For Mac Alternatives

    MacHow2
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:07 am
    NotePad for Mac does not exist but if you’ve just switched to Mac from PC and need a NotePad equivalent, there are several alternatives for OS X. The most obvious choice is TextEdit which is the default text editing app for Mac. It’s free with any version of OS X but is very basic and there are other free and paid options out there with a few more advanced features. We’ve tried to focus on basic NotePad text editors here and avoided dedicated HTML editors for programmers. Here then are the top 5 alternatives NotePad for Mac alternatives. Top 5 Alternatives To NotePad on Mac Note that…
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