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  • Twocanoes Releases Boot Runner 2.2 with Windows 10 Compatibilit

    MacTech News
    dsellers
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:13 am
    Twocanoes Software has announced Boot Runner 2.2, an upgrade of the dual-boot startup manager for Mac. It adds Windows 10 compatibility. Boot Runner puts you in control of startup of native and virtual operating systems running on Mac computers. Boot Runner 2.2 also offers a customizable system selection screen and remote boot control, ensuring Windows running on the Mac is available to receive critical security updates. The update is free to all current Boot Runner 2 customers. read more
  • iPhone 7 Could Have 4K Video Camera And Special Recording Modes

    MacMyth
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:47 pm
    Next iPhone – An Ungraded Camera/New Recording Modes According to leaked information, the next iPhone of Apple features an upgraded camera together with new recording modes which will utilise the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Filmmakers fighting “Happy Birthday” copyright find their “smoking gun”

    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop
    Joe Mullin
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:32 pm
    It's been two years since filmmakers making a documentary about the song "Happy Birthday" filed a lawsuit claiming that the song shouldn't be under copyright. Now, they have filed (PDF) what they say is "proverbial smoking-gun evidence" that should cause the judge to rule in their favor. The "smoking gun" is a 1927 version of the "Happy Birthday" lyrics, predating Warner/Chappell's 1935 copyright by eight years. That 1927 songbook, along with other versions located through the plaintiffs' investigations, "conclusively prove that any copyright that may have existed for the song…
  • Move your old blinds into the connected future

    CNET Reviews - Most Recent Reviews
    Andrew Gebhart
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:21 pm
    With Move's Bluetooth enabled motor, you can bring retrofit automation to your window shades.
  • Magic Mouse With Multi-Touch (Mini-Review)

    All About Apple
    bjokib
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Apple always want to redefine things and the way we use computers so they have the Magic Mouse with Multi-Touch capabilities. Instead of using mechanical buttons or a physical scroll wheel, the entire surface is touch sensitive just like your iPhone. Apple was one of the first computer companies in the world having a mouse. It was Xerox that originally created the technology, but it was Steve Jobs and Apple that was able to re design the mouse, reduce the price and use it for the Mac. The rest is history. The multi-touch surface on the Magic Mouse makes it possible to do different things…
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    MacNN

  • Opinion: The trouble with the Apple Music app for iOS

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:35 am
    In response to Jim Dalrymple's troubles with Apple Music and its problematic integration with iTunes, Marco Arment wrote a piece recently that provided a good explanation of why this seems to have reached a tipping point. While Arment highlighted a range of issues, one that he said he didn't want to get "started on" was the Apple Music iOS app. In the absence of Arment's views, I have put forward what my issues with the Apple Music app for iOS are here....
  • Introducing two books from MacNN writers

    2 Aug 2015 | 1:03 am
    If you've been following our Wednesday Pointers column over the last nine weeks, you'll know that the column on that day was devoted to documenting the process of writing a book, and then turning that manuscript into a real, buyable, out-in-the-world e-book and paperback. That book, William Gallagher's The Blank Screen: Blogging, is now available -- and an e-book version of the columns has also been created....
  • Pointers: the iOS troubleshooting and device maintenance guide

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Today's Pointers column was inspired by a real-life incident in which an acquaintance asked me for help in picking out a new iPad. Knowing that they had a fourth-generation iPad -- not far removed from the iPad Air 2 that I have -- I asked why. "Doesn't work anymore," they grumbled resentfully. "Lots of crashes, some apps don't even launch now." I asked if it had ever been turned off. "Every night," they said. I said, "no, not put to sleep -- turned off." "You can do that?!" they exclaimed....
  • Pointers: the iOS troubleshooting and device maintenance guide

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Today's Pointers column was inspired by a real-life incident in which an acquaintance asked me for help in picking out a new iPad. Knowing that they had a fourth-generation iPad -- not far removed from the iPad Air 2 that I have -- I asked why. "Doesn't work anymore," they grumbled resentfully. "Lots of crashes, some apps don't even launch now." I asked if it had ever been turned off. "Every night," they said. I said, "no, not put to sleep -- turned off." "You can do that?!" they exclaimed....
  • Daily Deals: Toshiba external drive, Onkyo headphones, Harry Potter

    31 Jul 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the staff of MacNN searches online retailers for offers, bundles, sales, and discounts on hardware, software, games, and gadgets for you, the discerning reader. Still-active deals from yesterday are accompanied by a new wave of offers, including Onkyo headphones for $60, an external Toshiba 1TB hard drive and Wi-Fi adapter for $65, and all of the Harry Potter movie franchise films in various formats....
 
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    Office Blogs

  • Episode 056 on building products on top of SharePoint Online with Doug Ware—Office 365 Developer Podcast

    Office Dev
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    In this episode, Jeremy Thake and Richard DiZerega talk to Doug Ware about his experience building products on top of SharePoint Online using our APIs called IQAppStudio. http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP56_DougWare.mp3 Download the podcast. Weekly updates Office Tools for Visual Studio 2013 November 2014 update—Visual Studio 2013 April 2015 update breaks Add Connected Service Getting all Apps from your Tenant App Catalog using the Office 365 (CSOM) API JSOM Provisioning: Creating SharePoint artifacts without declarative XML STOP using SPDisposeCheck (or…
  • Office Mobile apps for Windows 10 are here!

    Kirk Koenigsbauer
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office Client Applications and Services team. It’s a big day for Microsoft and we are excited to be part of it! Today, we’re pleased to announce the availability of the Office Mobile apps on Windows 10—bringing us one step closer to our vision of reinventing productivity. Customers can immediately download and install the apps from the new Windows Store in 190 countries. The Office Mobile apps—Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote—are built from the ground up for touch, offer the familiar experience…
  • Windows 10 updates for Office 365 admins

    Office 365 Team
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    What capabilities in Windows 10 will benefit Office 365 admins? During the Microsoft Ignite conference in May, we invited Michael Niehaus—veteran Windows deployment and management expert—to present updates for managing Windows 10. Many of these updates accrue to and leverage the work people are doing to implement Office 365 and broader Microsoft Cloud services. In this week’s Office Mechanics, we describe three areas where IT admins can benefit from Windows, Office and Azure Active Directory integration: Joining Windows 10 to Azure Active Directory for single sign-on (SSO) to Office 365…
  • Adventist Health System boosts productivity with Office 365 ProPlus while complying with HIPAA

    Guest Author
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today’s Office 365 ProPlus post was written by Todd Frantz, senior technologist for Adventist Health System As a healthcare organization, we have a great responsibility to protect the personal data of our patients. This concern for patient privacy has often meant that we take a measured approach to technology adoption. We want to deliver the latest capabilities to our users so they can work however they want to, whether that means with increased mobility or easier collaboration, but we can never sacrifice security to get there. Finding a comfort level Because Microsoft understands our need…
  • Using OneNote and Windows tablets in a classroom for students with autism

    OneNote Team
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Alexis Parker, special education teacher at a K–5 school in Florida. I am a special education teacher for kindergarten through 5th-grade students who are highly impacted with autism. While every person with autism has a variety of talents and challenges, many of the students in my classroom face similar challenges—specifically in the areas of behavior, communication and fine motor skills. Six of my students exhibit behavioral challenges when presented with tasks they don’t want to do. Seven are either non-verbal or have limited verbal skills. A few of my…
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    TidBITS

  • External Link: Watch Adam and Tonya’s Çingleton 2014 Talk

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Late last year, at the Çingleton 2014 conference, Adam and Tonya gave a talk entitled “Through the Lens of a Boutique Publisher.” It’s a 35-minute tour through the past, present, and future of TidBITS and Take Control, with lots of personal anecdotes and photos mixed in as they talk about what it’s like to be a publisher. Çingleton may be no more, but you can at least see what the last one was like (other talks are linked at the top of the Vimeo page). Highly recommended. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet.
  • External Link: Four iOS Interface Patterns That Work Badly

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:02 pm
    User experience company Nielsen Norman Group has posted an article pointing out problems with four official iOS interface patterns: page control dots, form submission links at the top, the plus icon, and the move icon. The authors aren’t speaking theoretically — these design patterns fail in actual usability testing — and they both give specific examples of each criticism and offer alternative approaches. In other words, if you’ve had trouble with an app that uses these interface controls, it’s not just you. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • iTunes and the 80-20 Rule

    31 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    The ongoing iTunes feature creep regularly evokes calls for its simplification, with the “80-20 rule” often being used as support for such calls. But what is that rule, and is it a rule at all?  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…
  • How to Avoid Data Overage Charges When Traveling to Canada

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:08 pm
    After getting hit with a data overage charge while on vacation in Ottawa, Adam Engst decided to get serious about working within a small international data cap for his next trip to Canada. Here are his tips. 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…
  • External Link: How iTunes Fails Classical Music Fans

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    Over at The Atlantic, Robinson Meyer explains how iTunes, and even the MP3 format, fails fans of classical music. It began with a lack of a composer tag in the MP3 format, which was only added to iTunes in 2004. Furthermore, Meyer says Apple Music offers slim pickings for classical fans, as well as a number of library-wrecking bugs. 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…
 
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    TUAW

  • Hitchhiking robot lasts just two weeks in the US

    Jon Fingas
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:26 am
    Hitchbot might have made it across Canada, but it appears that the US wasn't quite so kind to this mechanical traveler. The hitchhiking robot's American journey has ended after a mere two weeks thanks to a vandal attack in Philadelphia. While th...
  • Honda looks to developers to make its robotic stool useful

    Roberto Baldwin
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Honda has always been more than a car company. In addition to its car and motorcycle business, it also manufacturers marine vehicles, generators, a weird robot and even planes. To keep that spirit of just making as much stuff as possible alive it i...
  • IndyCar racers use LEDs to show their positions in real-time

    Jon Fingas
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    It's sometimes hard to keep track of positions in an IndyCar race, especially if you're in the stands and don't have the luxury of a broadcaster or data stream to point things out. Never fear, though: as of this weekend, the league's cars are carry...
  • The After Math: Stupid-fast storage and what's in a Windows number?

    Mat Smith
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Already immersing yourself in Windows 10? Trying to block out the not-so-favorable memories of Windows 8? Good for you. This week involved a new smartphone from a new challenger, and several new smartphone from a once-dominant player. And we don't...
  • Inhabitat's Week in Green: Facebook drones and giant slides

    Inhabitat
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Tesla's Model S got a lot of press when Elon Musk unveiled a "Ludicrous" upgrade that goes from 0-60 in 2...
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    MacRumors

  • Claimed 'iPhone 6s' Display Assembly Revealed in New Photos

    Eric Slivka
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:44 am
    Chinese phone repair company GeekBar has shared a series of three photos today (via Nowhereelse.fr) showing what is claimed to be a display assembly for the upcoming "iPhone 6s". While the photos do not confirm that the device will be equipped with Force Touch sensing as has been rumored, they do appear slightly different from the corresponding parts for the iPhone 6. Meanwhile, M.I.C Gadget shares a few photos of what it says is a prototype version of the iPhone 6s. The device is not shown turned on and the photos themselves do not reveal any differences compared to the iPhone 6, but the…
  • Apple Supplier Numbers Suggest Apple Watch Sales Are Below Analyst Expectations

    Juli Clover
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:25 pm
    We're all curious about how many Apple Watches Apple has sold, but with the company opting not to break out its Apple Watch sales numbers, all we have to go on are analyst guesses, information distilled from third-party sources, and tidbits of data that Apple has provided. The latest data that hints at how the Apple Watch has fared comes from The Wall Street Journal, citing shipment information provided by analyst Mark Li from Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) most recent earnings call. ASE is the company that builds the S1 package housing the many chips and sensors used…
  • IBM to Purchase Up to 200,000 Macs Annually, With 50-75% of Employees Ultimately Switching From Lenovo

    Eric Slivka
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:53 pm
    A year after teaming up with Apple on an enterprise partnership to push iOS devices and apps for business users, IBM is moving forward with plans to rapidly move its own employees onto Apple's platforms, MacRumors has learned. While IBM announced in an internal memo several months ago that it was planning to purchase up to 50,000 MacBooks for employees by the end of 2015, chief information officer Jeff Smith has revealed in a new internal video released to employees yesterday that he believes IBM could actually end up purchasing 150,000-200,000 Macs annually. In the video, Smith relates a…
  • Apple, BMW Could Resume Talks Over Possible Apple Car Partnership 'At a Later Stage'

    Juli Clover
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Earlier this month, rumors suggested Apple had been in talks with BMW about potentially using the body of the electric BMW i3 as the basis for its Apple Car, but those talks did not progress into a deal. Reuters has now spoken with some inside sources at BMW, giving us more insight into what the two companies discussed and where their relationship might lead in the future. Apple CEO Tim Cook and other senior executives visited the BMW factory in Leipzig, Germany in 2014 to look into how the i3 is manufactured. According to Reuters' source, Apple left the talks without reaching a deal with BMW…
  • Elgato's 'Eve' Smart Home Accessories Are Useful, But Hampered by Buggy HomeKit Platform

    Juli Clover
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:51 am
    Elgato, with its Eve line of smart home products is one of the first companies to come out with home accessories that integrate with Apple's HomeKit home automation platform, and it's the very first company to produce a Bluetooth-enabled HomeKit product. The Eve system, which consists of a weather station, an indoor room monitor, a door/window sensor, and a smart outlet, is one of five HomeKit-compatible products that became available for purchase in June. With the Eve components just now shipping out to customers, Elgato invited us to review the lineup to get a feel for what's possible with…
 
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    Macworld

  • Supplier woes suggest Apple Watch sales aren't great

    2 Aug 2015 | 11:46 am
    How well is the Apple Watch selling? Apple isn’t saying much, but that hasn’t kept Bernstein Research anaylist Mark Li from trying to find out.  According to the Wall Street Journal, a subsidiary of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and one of Apple’s suppliers for the Watch told investors that it fell short of a “break-even” number of shipments of its Apple Watch components during the second quarter, and it expects to fall short again in the third quarter. According to Li, it’s very rare for a company to fall short of “break-even” shipments in the third quarter, given…
  • The wheel of fortune: Sometimes you’re hot, sometimes you’re not

    1 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Let us now harken back, if you will, all the way to those heady days of the spring of 2014. Val Kilmer was the Ice Man, college dorm rooms were grooving to the sounds of Peter Gabriel’s So and the entire country was soon to be mesmerized by the baby stuck in a well.Wait, that was 1986. Sorry, it just seems so long ago that we were being told how Xiaomi was going to kill Apple in China, the United States and, eventually, the off-world colonies. Because it’s just obvious that everyone wants cheap phones and they care about literally nothing else. This much we can all agree on.To read this…
  • The week in Apple news: Apple TV, Apple Watch at Best Buy, new Apple campus, Steve Jobs photos, and more

    1 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Apple headlines for the week ending July 31, 2015Want to see the Apple Watch in person, but the closest Apple Store is too far away? Head on over to your nearest Best Buy. That’s one of the headlines in this week’s news review. You can see all the important headlines here in this slideshow. Want to get more details on a story? Click on the link.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Report: Apple and BMW started talking about an iCar collaboration last year

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:18 pm
    The Apple Car is taking another lap on the rumor circuit, with a new report from Reuters that Apple execs visited BMW last year to find out more about how BMW makes the (very cool) i3 electric car. “Apple executives were impressed with the fact that we abandoned traditional approaches to car making and started afresh. It chimed with the way they do things too,” an unnamed source at BMW told Reuters.  According to the report, Tim Cook visited BMW’s headquarters in 2014 and asked the carmaker’s board members very detailed questions about production of its i3 electric vehicles, which…
  • Wi-Fi sensibility: Not really risky, but not really needed

    31 Jul 2015 | 11:33 am
    Windows 10—bear with me—has shipped, but this column isn’t about the new operating system, which has received generally positive reviews from our friends at PCWorld and elsewhere. Rather, it’s about a feature that started receiving attention a few weeks before release and more on the ship date: Wi-Fi Sense. Wi-Fi Sense allows Windows 10 users to connect automatically to open Wi-Fi networks, as well as to share access to Wi-Fi networks for which they have passwords. The former isn’t controversial at all: iOS allows carriers to set up automatic connections to networks they run or…
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    MacTech News

  • Rogue Amoeba revs Audio Hijack for Mac OS X to version 3.2

    dsellers
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:34 am
    Rogue Amoeba (www.rogueamoeba.com) has updated Audio Hijack, the Mac OS X tool for recording and enhancing audio, to version 3.2. With the utility, audio from individual applications like Safari or Skype, hardware audio devices like microphones and mixers, and even the entire system audio output, can all be saved. In version 3.2, Time Shift Block now features a popover that can be made to float above other windows for easy access from any application. As well, global hotkeys enable access to Time Shift's controls without even using the mouse. read more
  • Apple releases sixth beta of Mac OS X El Capitan for developers

    dsellers
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:08 am
    Apple has made available the fifth beta of Mac OS X El Capitan to developers for testing purposes. It's available through the Software Update section of the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center (https://developer.apple.com). The new beta focuses on bug fixes, not new features. OS X 10.11 El Capitan is currently available to both registered developers and public beta testers. Apple plans to release El Capitan to the public in the fall.
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition comes to the Mac

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    Feral Interactive today announced that the open-world action adventure game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition is out now on Mac and Linux via Steam, and will be released on the Mac App Store by early August. read more
  • Apple's 'spaceship campus' to have a visitor's center

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    Apple's upcoming "spaceship" campus will have a visitor's center complete with a store and viewing platform, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal (http://tinyurl.com/qd9uz8p). The company’s 2013 approvals for the massive project included the ability for Apple to build a visitor’s center, but a detailed project description had not been submitted until April. The project will "give visitors of Apple Campus 2 the opportunity to see the Main Building from the rooftop observation deck," Apple wrote in a planning document. read more
  • Twocanoes Releases Boot Runner 2.2 with Windows 10 Compatibilit

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:13 am
    Twocanoes Software has announced Boot Runner 2.2, an upgrade of the dual-boot startup manager for Mac. It adds Windows 10 compatibility. Boot Runner puts you in control of startup of native and virtual operating systems running on Mac computers. Boot Runner 2.2 also offers a customizable system selection screen and remote boot control, ensuring Windows running on the Mac is available to receive critical security updates. The update is free to all current Boot Runner 2 customers. read more
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    TouchArcade

  • We're Streaming iOS Games Live on Mobcrush [Currently Offline]

    Eli Hodapp
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:30 pm
    We're streaming live on Mobcrush right now. There's a couple different ways you can watch the stream, and they all work equally well and it's really just a matter of personal preference as to which method you prefer. The easiest way to watch is just watching the embedded player right here on TouchArcade. In the interest of being polite, we mute the audio. If you're somewhere you can listen, be sure to turn it back up- the controls for that are in the lower right corner of the video stream. Alternatively, if you're on a mobile device, visit mobcrush.com/beta and download the free Mobcrush app.
  • The TouchArcade Show - 216 - Listener/Reader Feedback Frenzy

    Eli Hodapp
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:59 pm
    If what you love about our podcast is random discussions about things related to the mobile industry, you're going to love this episode. We got an obscene amount of email from listeners and readers this week, and we go through all of it. It takes most of the episode, but we hit on things like the history of the App Store, ancient rumors of a "premium" App Store, how weirdly irrelevant the new iPod touch feels, and much, much more. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the show this week with your emails, iTunes reviews, and other random feedback. It means the world to us. If you want to be…
  • TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Operation Dracula'

    Jared Nelson
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:35 pm
    The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it…
  • 'Warhammer: Arcane Magic' Review - a Premium Experience Worth Checking Out

    Andrew Fretz
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Games Workshop is no stranger to iOS. You could be forgiven if you thought that they were just cranking out one app after the other with little forethought. Much like the army, however, there is the right way, the wrong way, and the Games Workshop way to make a game. Warhammer: Arcane Magic [$9.99] definitely follows the GW script and if you like some of the other titles they have put out, especially the gold standard Warhammer Quest [$4.99], I think you'll like this one. Arcane Magic is a turn based strategy game on a square grid. You are in command of a squad of wizards who have access to…
  • Quirky Space Sim 'Cosmonautica' Hits the App Store

    Jared Nelson
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:10 pm
    In September of last year, developer Chasing Carrots released their humorous space simulation game Cosmonautica [$6.99] onto Steam Early Access. It had been in development for more than a year prior to that, and spent all that time in Early Access getting fine-tuned based on player feedback. We reported back in May that the game was shooting for release in late June and that it would be heading to mobile at the same time. Today the day has finally arrived that Cosmonautica is officially out of Early Access, and along with that the game has arrived on iOS. Check out the launch trailer to get…
 
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Report: New Apple TV and SDK due in September, maybe for real this time

    Andrew Cunningham
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:15 pm
    One of the things Apple was supposed to announce at WWDC in June was a new version of the Apple TV, the company's now more than three-year-old set-top box. Days before the keynote, though, the New York Times reported that those plans had been postponed at the last minute because "the product was not ready." Today, a report from Buzzfeed, the same outlet that originally reported on the WWDC plans, says that a refined version of the same box will actually be coming out in September alongside Apple's next-generation iPhones and the final version of iOS 9. The basic hardware sounds pretty much…
  • Apple Music exempted from T-Mobile’s data limits and throttling

    Jon Brodkin
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    Apple's new music streaming service will no longer count against T-Mobile's limits on high-speed data. T-Mobile announced the expansion of "Music Freedom" today, which in total exempts 33 music services from data limits imposed on certain customers. "Apple Music has become the single most requested new addition to Music Freedom and counts for a full 80% of the requests coming in via Twitter. I heard every one of them, so it’s happening right now!" T-Mobile US CEO John Legere wrote today. T-Mobile today also said that customers who buy the iPhone 6 this summer under its so-called "JUMP! On…
  • Filmmakers fighting “Happy Birthday” copyright find their “smoking gun”

    Joe Mullin
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:32 pm
    It's been two years since filmmakers making a documentary about the song "Happy Birthday" filed a lawsuit claiming that the song shouldn't be under copyright. Now, they have filed (PDF) what they say is "proverbial smoking-gun evidence" that should cause the judge to rule in their favor. The "smoking gun" is a 1927 version of the "Happy Birthday" lyrics, predating Warner/Chappell's 1935 copyright by eight years. That 1927 songbook, along with other versions located through the plaintiffs' investigations, "conclusively prove that any copyright that may have existed for the song…
  • They grow up fast: Apple quietly bulks up Swift and Xcode in year two

    John Timmer
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    While most people tune in to Apple's WWDC keynote to figure out what's coming in the next version of the company's operating systems, the event is a developer's conference. Apple genuinely uses WWDC to introduce a lot of new technologies that end users will never experience directly. So with the exception of big news like Swift, the company generally does this in later, non-public talks and through the software released via its Developer Connection. This year was no exception. While some things, like app thinning, found their way into the keynote, most technical details were buried for…
  • Bug in latest version of OS X gives attackers unfettered root privileges

    Dan Goodin
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:34 am
    A bug in the latest version of Apple's OS X gives attackers the ability to obtain unfettered root user privileges, a feat that makes it easier to surreptitiously infect Macs with rootkits and other types of persistent malware. The privilege-escalation bug, which was reported in a blog post published Tuesday by security researcher Stefan Esser, is the type of security hole attackers regularly exploit to bypass security protections built into modern operating systems and applications. Hacking Team, the Italian malware-as-a-service provider that catered to governments around the world, recently…
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    MacStories

  • Apple Music and DJ Apps

    Federico Viticci
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Allen Pike, one of the developers behind WeddingDJ and the excellent Party Monster, has written on the new issues introduced with Apple Music for third-party media apps: According to our latest stats, 17% of Party Monster users have been unable to play a song in their iTunes library, and 22% of WeddingDJ users have tried to cue a playlist that has so many unplayable tracks that we need to display a warning. While it’s a miracle that we’ve been able to maintain a 4 star rating through all of this, it’s not going to last if we stay the course. Given all of this, we have a…
  • Virtual: Great Taste

    Federico Viticci
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:34 pm
    This week Federico and Myke discuss Nintendo's Q1 results, Dragon Quest coming to the Nintendo NX, and why Angry Birds 2 makes them so mad about free-to-play games. If you've been curious to know my take on Angry Birds 2 (released this week on the App Store), today's episode of Virtual is for you. You can listen here. Sponsored by: Igloo: An intranet you'll actually like, free for up to 10 people. ∞ Read this on MacStories
  • Connected: The Edition Episode

    Federico Viticci
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    On the golden anniversary of Connected, the crew sits down to talk about Apple Pay in the UK, Apple News and RSS before sharing a little about how they write articles and prepare for podcasts. It seems crazy to me that we've already done 50 episodes of Connected. This week's episode is a good one, as Stephen and I talk about our writing process and Myke takes us behind the scenes of Relay FM. You can listen here. Sponsored by: Todoist: The task management app that's with you everywhere. Fracture: Photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Use code 'CONNECTED' to get 15% off Igloo: An…
  • Reeder 3 for Mac Enters Public Beta

    Federico Viticci
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:40 pm
    Speaking of public betas, Silvio Rizzi launched a public beta of Reeder 3 for Mac earlier today. The updated app is built for Yosemite, has some new themes and a private browsing mode, and it's also an Instapaper client. If you're running El Capitan, the beta already supports San Francisco and Split View. Plus, it will be a free update when it launches. ∞ Read this on MacStories
  • Pocket Launches Public Beta with Recommendations

    Federico Viticci
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Pocket wants to build a save button for the Internet, and with over 2 billion items saved to the service the company is now turning to personalization as a way to entice users to save more to get more out of it. Today, Pocket founder Nate Weiner has announced a public beta of Pocket for iOS, Android, and the web, featuring a new Recommendations feature to receive new items similar to what has been saved in the main list. As Weiner writes: Recommendations live alongside your List, and will surface the top content from the billions of items saved to Pocket, based on what you already save, read,…
 
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    Apple Gazette

  • Quelling Your Apple Watch Worries

    Justin McGee
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    It seems like we’ve been talking about the Apple Watch for years (some of us actually have), and now it’s finally here and on the wrists of some of Apple’s most devoted fans. But many of you are still waiting on the Apple Watch sidelines, waiting for Apple to work out some of the bugs or a second generation device. We’ve assembled some of the biggest Apple Watch worries that potential buyers have. The screen will get scratched. Yes, indeed, the screen will get scratched, but is that really a surprise? If you’re used to wearing watches, you know that everyday wear and tear does…
  • 5 Ways Apple Can Improve the iPhone

    Kraig Becker
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    With its fast and efficient processor, beautiful Retina display, outstanding camera, and svelte design, the iPhone is without question one of the best smartphones available today. It’s no secret that consumers love the iconic gadget, as millions are sold each quarter and new models are always highly anticipated. But as good as the iPhone is now, there are still ways that Apple could make it better. Here are five suggestions for things that I’d like to see in future generations of the device. Better Battery Life I think it is safe to say that improved battery life is on…
  • Paid iOS Apps Gone Free, July 31, 2015

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    This week, we’ve got paid iOS apps gone free for you to welcome the weekend once again. This week’s apps are a mix of practical tools and games. Paid iOS apps gone free toDo+ Here’s another To-Do app, and while you may feel that you’ve had enough of these apps, toDo+ is worth taking a look at. It has an intuitive and functional interface that makes the app appealing to use. Features: It’s very easy. – Slide right to complete – Slide left to delete – Slide down to add new item Manage the tasks quickly with widget. – Task completion,…
  • Keep Earbuds In Place With GTEAR

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Just yesterday, I wrote about wishing for Apple wireless earbuds that stay in place, and while it may not come true anytime soon, an affordable alternative might just be around the corner. Called GTEAR, this device is a simple add-on to the existing Apple earbuds. With the GTEAR on, the earbuds are firmly placed inside the ear, keeping the earbuds in place without having to be careful of your movements. It isn’t wireless, but it does help solve the annoyance of having to keep pushing your earbuds back in place while walking, running, jogging, or working out. GTEAR is made of two…
  • Top 5 Time-Saving Apple Watch Tricks

    Justin McGee
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    The Apple Watch truly sets a new standard for wearable technology, both in form and function. This watch was designed to look great on your arm, but it was also designed to save you time. When you have your Apple Watch strapped to your wrist, you minimize the amount of time you need to spend on your iPhone. The watch frees you from constantly reaching down into your pocket to fish out your iPhone. In some respects, the Apple Watch replacing your iPhone for certain tasks seem strange, but the Apple Watch really complements the phone and makes it that much more easy to use. It does a great job…
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    O'Grady's PowerPage

  • Rumor: Apple to launch fourth-gen Apple TV, updated App Store this fall

    Chris Barylick
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:50 am
    Tweet We’ve been around this rumor before, but it seems to be picking up steam again. A new report says that a fourth-generation Apple TV, App Store and all the trimmings will arrive in September. The new Apple TV will be unveiled along with the latest iPhones, and sport Apple’s A8 chip along with a slimmer look. The new Apple TV will reportedly feature a control with a touchpad input, and feature Siri on board. However, Apple’s long-awaited streaming TV service, will not launch along with the device. Instead, Apple will be pushing the App Store SDK to encourage developers to…
  • This is Nifty: YourMoji allows for custom emoji creation from any image file

    Chris Barylick
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    Tweet Jason pointed this out and it looks interesting. ScStan LLC’s YourMoji allows users to create and edit emojis and stickers directly from your iOS device. Once created, the emojis can be sent via any social media and messaging app, including iMessage, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter. A cut out tool lets you make emojis from existing images while a background tool allows for custom background creation and multiple emojis can be combined together as needed. YourMoji is available for free and requires iOS 8.0 or later to install and run. If you’ve…
  • Apple releases third public beta of OS X El Capitan operating system

    Chris Barylick
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:09 am
    Tweet If you’re feeling brave of heart, the new public beta of OS X El Capitan has been released and is ready for you to download and play with. Apple on Wednesday seeded the third beta of OS X El Capitan to public beta testers, one week after seeding the second beta and just under three weeks after first providing the OS X El Capitan beta to the public for testing purposes. The third public beta, which features no outward-facing changes, is thought to be an under-the-hood update with bug fixes and performance improvements. Beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing…
  • Google Translate app update, now supports 27 languages

    Chris Barylick
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    Tweet A nifty thing just got a hefty upgrade. The Google Translate app, which previously allowed you to visually translate printed text in seven languages, has now been updated to 20 more languages, for a total of 27. The app also allows for real-time voice translations with greater fluidity. The app now supports English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish and users can now translate to and from English and Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish and…
  • Yahoo releases LiveText app, looks to add video to text-based conversations

    Chris Barylick
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    Tweet This is pretty interesting. Yahoo has released its LiveText app, an app that streams video without audio and allows you to send text, icons and emoji. The thought behind this is that the expressiveness of the video makes the conversation more authentic and adds to the nuances that may be missing from a standard text-based conversation via a device. The LiveText app has been tested in the Hong Kong, Taiwan and Ireland markets and is being released in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany and France. LiveText is available for free in the App Store and Google Play Store and requires iOS 8.0 or…
 
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    MyMac.com

  • iRig Mic Cast – An Ultralightweight, Portable Podcasting Microphone – Review

    Mark Chappell
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:36 am
    iRig Mic Cast iK MultiMedia MRSP €39.99 – $39.99 / $23.44 (Amazon) / £24.00 (Amazon)   Being on the road and trying to keep up a schedule of recording a semi daily podcast with above average sound quality was proving a challenge, until the iRig Mic Cast landed on the doormat. An ultra compact, lightweight and […]
  • MyMac Podcast 567: Bad Press

    Tim Robertson
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:46 am
    Gaz is off walk-about so Karl Madden from the Mac and Forth podcast joins Guy to keep the UK perspective going. Guy is supposed to keep Karl from Ranting, but nobody seems to be able to stop Guy from doing the same as they discuss the typical coverage for Apple news in the world today. […]
  • Macspiration Basics: Force Quit

    Donny Yankellow
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Have you ever had a Mac App stop responding? Usually this leads to the spinning “beach ball.” If this has happened to you, there is a quick and easy way to fix it. It is called “Force Quit.” To “Force Quit” an app go to the Menu in the top left of your screen with the […]
  • Lucidpress is top Publisher for Mac alternative

    Sponsor Post
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:05 am
    Replacing Microsoft Publisher for Mac isn’t easy. You could download something expensive like InDesign, but it’s not nearly as straightforward to use. We suggest you try a web app called Lucidpress instead. It’s intuitive, Mac-friendly, and there’s even a free option. Lucidpress employs drag-and-drop technology, which makes it simple to design posters, business cards, brochures, […]
  • TechFan #218 – Hacking

    Tim Robertson
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:34 am
    Fire TV Stick, evernote, onenote, RCSAndroid, Plexconnect, Microsoft, Google, Apple Music, and much more are discussed by Tim Robertson and David Cohen Download and listen here RSS Feed for your podcast app Subscribe in iTunes
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    Cult of Mac

  • Save up to 50% on some of our favorite MFi-certified lightning cables [Deals]

    Doug Bierend
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:15 am
    Let’s face it – your stock, rubberized Lightning cable often comes up short and just doesn’t last very long. Whatever the gripe, the durable, extra-long and versatile alternatives in this roundup will meet your mobile-charging needs. Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable – 28% off There’s no such thing as ‘too tough’ when it comes to your charging cable, but […]
  • Cult of Mac Magazine: Welcome to the new site, plus Apple TV’s big update

    Lewis Wallace
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:45 pm
    We have the technology. We can make the Cult of Mac website better than it was. Better, stronger, faster. We can and we did (and it didn’t cost us $6 million, either). In this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine for iPhone and iPad, you’ll get the scoop on our website’s redesign, plus updates […]
  • Worms 3, Guerilla Filmmaker, and other awesome apps of the week

    Luke Dormehl
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s the weekend, which means it’s time for Cult of Mac to run down the week’s best apps. From guerrilla filmmaking to guerrilla warfare, and silent messaging apps to RSS readers, we’ve got something for everyone. Check out our picks below: Guerilla Filmmaker From Bentley commercials to Sundance indie movies, it’s not exactly a secret […]
  • iPad Pro hopes, Woz fears Skynet, and British bar fights on The CultCast

    Erfon Elijah
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    This week: why we might be in for big iPad upgrades this year; our expectations for the iPhone 6C; the one feature we hope iPhone 6S will get (but probably won’t); Woz is worried about Skynet again; and… is Apple building a machine for time travel? You’ll have to press play to find out… Our […]
  • These deals on useful gear and gadgets end soon [Deals]

    Cult of Mac Deals
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:15 am
    This week’s soon-to-end deals have got something for everybody. Whether you want to tell animated stories, guard your online and physical wallets, or keep your groove going at the gym, these are all offers worth jumping on before it’s too late. Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger – 80% off This sleek 3-port USB charging hub keeps […]
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    MacInTouch

  • Report: Backup

    1 Aug 2015 | 10:20 am
    special feature of sparsebundle disk images
  • Report: Security

    1 Aug 2015 | 10:20 am
    OS X network volume automount password; El Capitan, Messages and two-step authentication; Windows 10 wifi password problem
  • Report: Applications

    1 Aug 2015 | 10:20 am
    text-substitution utilities; Usenet; Growly Write as Word 5 replacement
  • Report: Help Please

    1 Aug 2015 | 10:20 am
    audio problem tied to user account; gray blocks on Retina MacBook Pro screen
  • Report: iPhone/iOS Platform

    1 Aug 2015 | 10:20 am
    Apple Pay; recent call issue; email autofill question
 
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    MacNews Latest News

  • Rogue Amoeba revs Audio Hijack for Mac OS X to version 3.2

    dsellers
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:34 am
    Rogue Amoeba (www.rogueamoeba.com) has updated Audio Hijack, the Mac OS X tool for recording and enhancing audio, to version 3.2. With the utility, audio from individual applications like Safari or Skype, hardware audio devices like microphones and mixers, and even the entire system audio output, can all be saved. In version 3.2, Time Shift Block now features a popover that can be made to float above other windows for easy access from any application. As well, global hotkeys enable access to Time Shift's controls without even using the mouse. read more
  • Apple releases sixth beta of Mac OS X El Capitan for developers

    dsellers
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:08 am
    Apple has made available the fifth beta of Mac OS X El Capitan to developers for testing purposes. It's available through the Software Update section of the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center (https://developer.apple.com). The new beta focuses on bug fixes, not new features. OS X 10.11 El Capitan is currently available to both registered developers and public beta testers. Apple plans to release El Capitan to the public in the fall.
  • Kool Tools: MacClean for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:04 am
    iMobie's MacClean (http://tinyurl.com/ozc2otk) is a free cleaner app made to keep Mac computers running "right and light." It's designed to allow you to free up disk space, enhance your browsing experience, and more. And it's a useful maintenance solution before upgrading to OS X EI Capitan this fall. As Apple says, at least 8 GB free space is needed for a major OS X update, but usually it requires 15GB to 20GB because users need to allow some room for temporary files. read more
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition comes to the Mac

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    Feral Interactive today announced that the open-world action adventure game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition is out now on Mac and Linux via Steam, and will be released on the Mac App Store by early August. read more
  • Apple's 'spaceship campus' to have a visitor's center

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    Apple's upcoming "spaceship" campus will have a visitor's center complete with a store and viewing platform, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal (http://tinyurl.com/qd9uz8p). The company’s 2013 approvals for the massive project included the ability for Apple to build a visitor’s center, but a detailed project description had not been submitted until April. The project will "give visitors of Apple Campus 2 the opportunity to see the Main Building from the rooftop observation deck," Apple wrote in a planning document. read more
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    Daring Fireball

  • Web Designer News: Curated Stories for Designers

    John Gruber
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:19 pm
    My thanks to Web Designer News for sponsoring this week’s DF RSS feed. It’s a great news site, sourced by designers for designers. Topics include tools and apps, case studies, code demos, inspiration, videos, and more. Sign up for their newsletter for daily updates, or create an account and archive your favorite posts. Web Designer News has a clean, simple design and great content. Perusing their home page today, I see a bunch of posts that are right down the alley for DF readers, like this piece from Brand New on the merged Kraft Heinz Company’s “fugly” new…
  • Switching for Security

    John Gruber
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, who covers the security beat for Motherboard: I’ve been antagonistic with Apple products ever since I was a teenager, when Apple used to try to shove its apps down my throat (cough iTunes cough) whenever I just wanted to watch a movie trailer on Quicktime. I never liked Apple’s walled garden and “we-control-everything” approach, and I particularly disliked Apple fanboys’ dumb “oh my god there’s a new iThing coming out” reverence and hysteria. So when the original iPhone came out a few years ago, I swore in multiple heated discussions with friends…
  • Reuters: ‘Apple, BMW in Courtship’

    John Gruber
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Edward Taylor and Julia Love, reporting for Reuters: Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook went to BMW’s headquarters last year and senior Apple executives toured the carmaker’s Leipzig factory to learn how it manufactures the i3 electric car, two sources familiar with the talks told Reuters. The dialogue ended without conclusion because Apple appears to want to explore developing a passenger car on its own, one of the sources said. […] During the visit, Apple executives asked BMW board members detailed questions about tooling and production and BMW executives signaled readiness to…
  • Mapping the United Swears of America

    John Gruber
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Fuck is bicoastal, but shit and pussy are East Coast swears. (Via Kottke.)  ★ 
  • Safari vs. Chrome: Power Consumption

    John Gruber
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:20 pm
    BatteryBox: Averaging data from all websites tested, Safari won first place with 6 hours 21 minutes of total usage, Firefox second with 5 hours 29 minutes of usage, and Chrome last with 5 hours 8 minutes of usage. Basically, if you simply switch to using Safari instead of Chrome, on average you could get an extra 1 hour of usage from your battery life. This exemplifies what the “Safari Is the New IE” crowd doesn’t get — Apple’s priorities for Safari/WebKit are very different from Google’s for Chrome/Blink. Innovation and progress aren’t necessarily…
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    iMore - The #1 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch blog

  • Save 50% today on this 2-pack of screen protectors for iPhone 6 Plus

    iMore.com
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:24 am
    Shield your display from annoying fingerprints and scratches while preventing glare at the same time with these precision cut protectors. Including two per package, they're simple to apply and leave absolutely no sticky residue when removed. Available today for $4.95!
  • Mobile Nations Weekly: Moto X, Windows 10, Teslas, and more!

    Derek Kessler
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Welcome to Mobile Nations Weekly: your window into the week in mobile tech and life. You can expect this to hit every week: the latest and greatest from the past week in technology and mobile life from across Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, Windows Central, and more! If there was any week to get this started, this week was the one it — we've got major releases of hardware and software from multiple manufacturers. All of this is setting the stage for the coming months (and in some cases years) in mobile technology, so it's an exciting time for fans of smartphones, tablets,…
  • If you care about battery life, use Safari instead of Chrome

    Rene Ritchie
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:55 pm
    There have been numerous reports, including our own anecdotal ones, about how much better Safari is than Chrome when it comes to battery life on MacBooks. Here's another on, this time from Battery Box: Averaging data from all websites tested, Safari won first place with 6 hours 21 minutes of total usage, Firefox second with 5 hours 29 minutes of usage, and Chrome last with 5 hours 8 minutes of usage. Basically, if you simply switch to using Safari instead of Chrome, on average you could get an extra 1 hour of usage from your battery life. Not innovating anymore, WebKit's ass. Via: The Loop
  • Making a podcast about making a band, all made on the Mac

    Rene Ritchie
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Something new and interesting: A podcast from iOS designers about an album they're making, all produced on the Mac. From Airplane Mode: Dave Wiskus and Joe Cieplinski tell the story of how they moved to New York City and started a band. They're using Logic Pro X not just for the music but for the podcast, and they even experimented with Apple Music's Connect to share work-in-progress. Files get slung back and forth over the internet, from raw recordings to finished tracks. When you think back to how hard it was produce music in the old days, never mind distribute it, it's amazing to see how…
  • How would you change iTunes?

    Rene Ritchie
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:54 am
    iTunes has an impossible job. What started as a music player has grown into stores for entertainment and apps, into a sync solution for iPods, iPhones, and iPads, and now into full blown subscription streaming service as well. That means iTunes has to handle everything media and device management not only on the Mac but ported to Windows as well. Given all of that, what could Apple do to make it better for you? Saying "simplify!" is easy, but no one wants to give up the features they use and love best, and a lot of people use a lot of different features. Saying "break it up!" is also easy,…
 
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    Mac Sage

  • Beware of iOS 8.4

    patrick
    8 Jul 2015 | 9:44 am
    See more at Mac Sage One of the biggest reasons I never apply an OS update from Apple as soon as it is released is because I don’t want to lose functionality. Sometimes an Apple update just breaks things. This has happened often enough to make me wait until it’s discovered and fixed. But increasingly, Apple has secretly eliminated features or functionality in order gain a financial benefit. It appears this has happened again with the iOS 8.4 release. Home Sharing has been quietly cut from iOS 8.4. If you update, you will no longer have the ability to stream audio from iTunes from…
  • 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…
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    Slashdot: Apple

  • Apple and Nike Settle FuelBand Lawsuit

    samzenpus
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:11 am
    An anonymous reader writes: Nike and co-defendant Apple have reached an agreement to settle a class action suit that alleged false advertising from the two companies indicating that the FuelBand fitness watch had capabilities to track health. The two companies agreed that Nike would pay $2.4 million out to customers who purchased a FuelBand between January 19, 2012 and June 17, 2015. Apple was a co-defendant in the case, but only Nike has been found liable for falsely advertising the wristband.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • A Tweet-Sized Exploit Can Get Root On OS X 10.10

    timothy
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    vivaoporto writes: The Register reports a root-level privilege-escalation exploit that allows one to gain administrator-level privileges on an OS X Yosemite Mac using code so small that fits in a tweet. The security bug, documented by iOS and OS X guru Stefan Esserwhich, can be exploited by malware and attackers to gain total control of the computer. This flaw is present in the latest version of Yosemite, OS X 10.10.4, and the beta, version 10.10.5 but is already fixed in the preview beta of El Capitan (OS X 10.11) Speaking of exploits: Reader trailrunner 7 notes that "HP’s Zero Day…
  • Apple Watch Still Waiting On App Developers

    Soulskill
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:46 am
    An anonymous reader writes: It's been almost three months since the Apple Watch launched, and the tiny device hasn't taken people's wrists by storm. That's not to say it's a failure — experts estimate Apple has sold between three and five million of them, and we may get more detailed sales information during their earnings call, tomorrow. But many major app developers are still missing from the Watch's catalog, and Apple doesn't have a good way of roping them into the new section of its ecosystem. "I don't know if we could get it all in there in a way that feels good and works well,"…
  • Apple Patents Bank Account Balance Snooping Tech

    samzenpus
    19 Jul 2015 | 9:43 am
    An anonymous reader writes: Apple's latest patent filings shows that the company is looking into displaying advertising based on your available bank balance. If Apple moves forward with this type of technology it would be a complete 360 on its previous direction to not monetize everything they know about customers. Tim Cook has even said multiple times that companies are targeting consumers on multiple fronts and that he's completely against using customer information in this manner and it's not the kind of company he wants Apple to be.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • Silicon Valley Still Wrestling With Diversity Issues

    Soulskill
    19 Jul 2015 | 5:25 am
    An anonymous reader writes: As major tech companies come under increased scrutiny over the diversity of their workforces, many of them are focusing solely on the "pipeline" of workers educated in a computer-related field. They're pouring resources into getting kids to code, setting up internships, and even establishing mentoring programs for underrepresented groups. But experts say they're still failing to root out their own internal biases when making hiring decisions. "That bias shows up in recruiting, with companies drawing from the same top universities, where black and Hispanic graduates…
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    MacNews Latest News

  • Rogue Amoeba revs Audio Hijack for Mac OS X to version 3.2

    dsellers
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:34 am
    Rogue Amoeba (www.rogueamoeba.com) has updated Audio Hijack, the Mac OS X tool for recording and enhancing audio, to version 3.2. With the utility, audio from individual applications like Safari or Skype, hardware audio devices like microphones and mixers, and even the entire system audio output, can all be saved. In version 3.2, Time Shift Block now features a popover that can be made to float above other windows for easy access from any application. As well, global hotkeys enable access to Time Shift's controls without even using the mouse. read more
  • Apple releases sixth beta of Mac OS X El Capitan for developers

    dsellers
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:08 am
    Apple has made available the fifth beta of Mac OS X El Capitan to developers for testing purposes. It's available through the Software Update section of the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center (https://developer.apple.com). The new beta focuses on bug fixes, not new features. OS X 10.11 El Capitan is currently available to both registered developers and public beta testers. Apple plans to release El Capitan to the public in the fall.
  • Kool Tools: MacClean for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:04 am
    iMobie's MacClean (http://tinyurl.com/ozc2otk) is a free cleaner app made to keep Mac computers running "right and light." It's designed to allow you to free up disk space, enhance your browsing experience, and more. And it's a useful maintenance solution before upgrading to OS X EI Capitan this fall. As Apple says, at least 8 GB free space is needed for a major OS X update, but usually it requires 15GB to 20GB because users need to allow some room for temporary files. read more
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition comes to the Mac

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    Feral Interactive today announced that the open-world action adventure game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition is out now on Mac and Linux via Steam, and will be released on the Mac App Store by early August. read more
  • Apple's 'spaceship campus' to have a visitor's center

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    Apple's upcoming "spaceship" campus will have a visitor's center complete with a store and viewing platform, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal (http://tinyurl.com/qd9uz8p). The company’s 2013 approvals for the massive project included the ability for Apple to build a visitor’s center, but a detailed project description had not been submitted until April. The project will "give visitors of Apple Campus 2 the opportunity to see the Main Building from the rooftop observation deck," Apple wrote in a planning document. read more
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Mac Blog

  • New Aerial Video Shows Ongoing Apple Campus 2 Construction

    Juli Clover
    1 Aug 2015 | 11:07 am
    Construction workers in Cupertino are making slow but steady progress on Apple's spaceship-shaped second campus, according to a new aerial video shot by drone pilot Duncan Sinfield and shared with MacRumors. Shot just this morning, Sinfield's video offers an updated look at the current state of construction. The foundation of the ring-shaped building has been completed for several months now, with multi-level structural components now going up. Work on the parking structures is progressing, and the auditorium, where Apple will host events, is also taking shape. Much of the auditorium and the…
  • Buyer's Guide: Discounts on Retina iMac, MacBook Air, Apple Accessories, and More

    Juli Clover
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:39 pm
    As Back to School approaches, we may see major retailers dropping the prices on Macs and tablets in an effort to draw people into stores. This week, there are no standout deals on iPads or iPhones, but there are a few Macs that are available for reasonable prices, including the 27-inch 3.3GHz Retina iMac, available for $1,799, the lowest price we've seen on that machine yet. Last week, Apple launched its Back to School program. Instead of offering gift cards for the iTunes Store or Apple Store as it has done in years past, any Mac purchase through September 18 will net you a free pair of…
  • Apple Expands Into San Francisco With New Office Building Lease

    Juli Clover
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
    Apple has offices located around the Bay Area, in Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, and San Jose, but for the first time, the company is planning to expand into San Francisco. According to the San Francisco Business Times, Apple has leased 76,000 square feet of office space in the popular South of Market neighborhood (SoMa) in San Francisco. Many startups and major tech companies are located in San Francisco, in the very neighborhood Apple is moving into. It is not clear what Apple plans to do with the office space, but Beats Music leases office space in San Francisco, so it's possible Apple…
  • Apple Campus 2 Visitor Center Will Include Cafe, Store and Rooftop Observation Deck

    Juli Clover
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Apple is planning to build a visitor's center on its new "spaceship" campus, which will include a rooftop observation deck that overlooks the main building, a cafe, and a 10,114 square-foot store where visitors will be able to "view and purchase the newest Apple products." Click for larger The structure, like many of Apple's retail stores, will be made of glass with a carbon fiber roof and large skylights. Stairs and elevators will take visitors up to the viewing deck, where the ring-shaped building housing Apple employees will be visible. Apple's current campus included a now-closed store…
  • Apple Releases FaceTime Camera Driver Update for All 2015 MacBooks

    Joe Rossignol
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    Apple has released a FaceTime Camera Driver Update for all 2015 MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks that improves FaceTime camera compatibility with Windows. Apple recommends that all Boot Camp users install the software update (1.4MB) from the Apple Support website. The software update was released for the following notebooks: - MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015) - MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) - MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015) - MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015) - MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) Languages supported include English, French, German, Dutch,…
 
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  • MGG 564: Wave a Minty Fresh Rubber Chicken Over It

    John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:02 am
    Answering your questions and sharing your tips is top priority in this week's Mac Geek Gab episode. iCloud Photo Library, Mastered for iTunes, Sleepless Macs, Folder Syncing and much more are included. Download today and enjoy!
  • Rachio Iro - The Smart Sprinkler Controller

    Juan Collao
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    Think home automation can only be used inside your home? Juan Collao explains how watering your lawn is one area you absolutely must automate in a smart, connected way. He has the device to do it with, too: Iro from Rachio.
  • Apple Has Starring Role in New Crypto War

    Bryan Chaffin
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    It seems safe to say a new round of the Crypto Wars is in full gear. In fact, let's officially call it Crypto Wars 2.0, because proxy parties are keeping the fight simmering in the background between full on salvos from the main parties involved. Meanwhike, Apple maintains its starring role in the fight due to end-to-end encryption built into iOS and OS X.
  • How to Create Signatures in Mail.app in iOS and OS X

    Nancy Gravley
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Apple users can add personal signatures to their emails on both their Macs and their iOS devices. They can promote a cause or a product. Let everyone know how they feel about a particular topic, or just make the recipient smile. It's easy to set up, and Nancy Carroll Gravley shows you how.
  • The Reason Why No Company Can Duplicate Apple’s iPhone Appeal

    John Martellaro
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Competitors to Apple's iPhone spend billions in development and advertising. Sometimes a competing smartphone will actually have a nifty operational or design feature the iPhone lacks. Then why is it so fundamentally difficult to compete with Apple for mindshare and profits amongst those highly desirable, affluent customers? John Martellaro delves into the Apple not-so-secret sauce.
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  • Apple Reports Record Third Quarter Results

    21 Jul 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 third quarter ended June 27. The company posted quarterly revenue of $49.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $37.4 billion and net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.7 percent compared to 39.4 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 64 percent of the quarter’s revenue. The growth was fueled by record third-quarter sales of iPhone and Mac, all-time record revenue from…
  • Apple Introduces Best iPod touch Yet

    15 Jul 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Apple has introduced the best iPod touch yet and unveiled a new lineup of colors for all iPod models, including space gray, silver, gold, pink, and blue. The iPod touch features a new 8-megapixel iSight camera, an improved FaceTime HD camera, the Apple-designed A8 chip, and even better fitness tracking with the M8 motion coprocessor. “iPod touch gives customers around the world access to Apple Music, the App Store, and iOS, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, starting at just $199,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone, iPod, and iOS Product Marketing.
  • Introducing Apple Music — All The Ways You Love Music. All in One Place.

    8 Jun 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Apple today unveiled Apple Music, a single, intuitive app that combines the best ways to enjoy music — all in one place. Apple Music is a streaming music service, a worldwide live radio station broadcasting 24 hours a day, and a new way for music fans to connect with their favorite artists. Apple Music combines the largest and most diverse collection of music with the expertise of world-class experts who have programmed playlists for your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, Apple TV, and Android phones. Apple Music will be available starting June 30 in over 100 countries. “We love music,…
  • Apple Previews iOS 9

    8 Jun 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Apple today unveiled iOS 9, giving a preview of new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch software that will be available this fall. In this upcoming release, iOS devices become more intelligent and proactive with powerful search and improved Siri features — all without compromising users’ privacy. New multitasking features designed specifically for iPad allow you to work with two apps simultaneously, side-by-side, or with the new Picture-in-Picture feature, to keep watching a video while browsing the web, composing email, or using any other app. “iOS 9 is packed with more intelligence…
  • Apple Announces News App for iPhone and iPad

    8 Jun 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Apple today unveiled an all-new News app delivering the best news reading experience on any mobile device. Available with iOS 9 this fall for iPhone and iPad, News combines the visually rich layout of a magazine with the immediacy and customization of digital media. News follows over a million topics and pulls relevant stories based on your specific interests that can be easily shared or saved for later. News is powered by the new custom-designed Apple News Format, a digital publishing format that allows publishers to create beautiful layouts. “News seamlessly delivers the articles you want…
 
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  • Friday news

    16 Jul 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Clearly the place to start today is the new range of iPods, which were released yesterday. An advantage in reporting on them today is that the tech sites have had a chance to play with them. The biggest update is to the iPod Touch, which sees a big processor jump and also an increase in its maximum size to a 128GB model. As you might expect now the device sports the same A8 chip as the iPhone 6,
  • Wednesday News

    14 Jul 2015 | 7:45 pm
    It seems Apple was not the only party caught unawares by the Taylor Swift blog post about Apple Music. Speaking at a Fortune Brainstorm Tech Conference, an executive from her label said he was unaware of the post from Swift until it went live, but he had already been talking to Apple about the situation in the days leading up to that. Whilst Swift asked him not to be mad he let her know that her timing actually could not have been better. As we now know that Swift Tumbler post quickly led to Apple reversing
  • Tuesday News

    13 Jul 2015 | 7:28 pm
    It has been talked about for a long time now but it seems the latest rumours suggest the iPad Pro might be arriving later this year. Digitimes has reported that Apple component makers are said to be due to start supplying parts from mid September and the device is then expected to launch around mid November. The report also claims that Apple is being very cautious in its ordering with initial shipments volumes believed to below supply chain expectations. At the other
  • Monday News

    12 Jul 2015 | 7:26 pm
    Leading us off this morning is the news that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is said to be looking into the way Apple charges rival music services, following the launch of Apple Music. Reuters reports that of particular focus is said to be the fact that Apple charges competitors 30% of all sales via the App store, making it very hard for them to compete with the US$9.99 a month price for Apple Music. Seems whilst it is being looked at it is
  • Friday News

    9 Jul 2015 | 3:37 pm
    If you are one of the brave, or some may say lucky, ones to be part of the Apples public beta programs you can expect to get your hands on OS X El Capitan and iOS 9 at some point today. Reports suggest they have both now been released. Good luck! That public release comes on the heels of the developers getting updated versions of both yesterday and also an update on Apple Watch OS 2 beta. If you were blown away by the sales numbers posted by the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last year, you might be knocked over by what seems to be Apple’s projections for
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  • Great update for Mac version of legendary Toy Defense 2 game

    admin
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Seattle, Washington – Melesta Games today is happy to announce Toy Defense 2, an amazing update of the Mac version of its popular WWII tower defense game. Set in World War II, Toy Defense 2 combines elements of strategy, simulation, and classic tower defense for a completely unique experience. Now Mac users will build up their army of toy soldiers and defend their bases against advancing waves of enemy attacks in the most epic and decisive battles of World War II during new game mode – PvP. Toy Defense 2 fans can test their strength against other commanders all over the world.
  • Farm Car 1.1 released for iOS – Fun Free Arcade Game

    admin
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:40 am
    Los Altos, California – Barone Develop today is proud to announce the release of Farm Car 1.1, an update to their fun-to-play arcade game developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Farmer John has gone to town and left the garage open – full of his Farm Cars. Grab a Farm Car, jump the obstacles and lets ride! Players will unlock a farm car, and speed along the farm while avoiding snorting steer, crazy hen-driven tractors, overhead bomb birds and deep land pits: * Hold the down-arrow longer to activate the drop-escape * Unlock all 10 farm cars as you earn coins maneuvering…
  • First Class Flurry HD released for iOS and featured as a Best New Game

    admin
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Bangkok, Thailand – Viqua Games today is excited to announce that First Class Flurry HD has been released for iOS as a Universal app and has been featured as one of the Best New Games by Apple. In First Class Flurry HD players take the role of Claire, Starlink Airline’s #1 flight attendant. They must help Claire make sure all passengers have a wonderful flight by: * Serving meals, drinks, toys and other fun things * Taking care of passenger safety during the flight * Tucking passengers in for a good nap before landing The game supports iPhones and iPads running iOS 7 or newer and…
  • First Class Flurry HD released for iOS and featured as a Best New Game

    admin
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Bangkok, Thailand – Viqua Games today is excited to announce that First Class Flurry HD has been released for iOS as a Universal app and has been featured as one of the Best New Games by Apple. In First Class Flurry HD players take the role of Claire, Starlink Airline’s #1 flight attendant. They must help Claire make sure all passengers have a wonderful flight by: * Serving meals, drinks, toys and other fun things * Taking care of passenger safety during the flight * Tucking passengers in for a good nap before landing The game supports iPhones and iPads running iOS 7 or newer and…
  • Yikes! Spikes! for iOS and Android – Hard and Frustrating New Game

    admin
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Rauma, Finland – Indie game developer Nico Rosvall a.k.a. NipaDidIt today is excited to announce the immediate release of his latest game, Yikes! Spikes!, for iOS and Android devices. Yikes! Spikes! is a hard and frustrating game, where you try to dodge spiked blocks in order to finish the 51 increasingly hard levels. In every level there is a star you can collect. The stars are very hard to get, but when you get enough of them, you are able to unlock new characters and themes to use in the game. The game has a very simple one finger controls, and it’s very easy to pick up and…
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    prMac

  • Great update for Mac version of legendary Toy Defense 2 game

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Seattle based Melesta Games today announces a great update to the Mac version of its popular game Toy Defense 2, the sequel to the legendary tower defense game Toy Defense. Now Mac users will build up their army of toy soldiers and defend their bases against advancing waves of enemy attacks in a new game mode - PvP. The most epic and decisive battles of World War II are concentrated in this game. Toy Defense 2 for Mac is now available on the Mac App Store!
  • Driftaway Coffee for iOS - The App for Coffee Discovery

    1 Aug 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Driftaway Coffee announces the release of Driftaway Coffee 1.0, their new coffee app for iOS devices. The app offers users the ability to explore the world of coffee through a unique approach to taste-matching. Users can easily input their taste preferences, create tasting notes about the coffee they've tried, and easily log-in to manage their account details. This profile will be used to send future coffee shipments from Driftaway Coffee, perfectly matched to the user's individual taste.
  • Game of Loot 1.0 Now Available for iOS and Android

    1 Aug 2015 | 5:40 am
    Super Ultra Hyper announces the release of Game of Loot 1.0, a new take on the classic dungeon crawler meets popular puzzle tile gameplay, for iOS and Android devices. Players will battle through dungeons inspired by match 3 and collapse games that have been blended with item crafting abilities and an RPG inventory. Search for loot, craft items, and outfit raiders with the best equipment possible. Players are bound to enjoy this original blend of tile puzzle gameplay with an RPG twist.
  • Frozen Pepper Proudly Presents its Latest Creation: Drone GP!

    1 Aug 2015 | 4:57 am
    FrozenPepper announces the release of Drone GP 1.0 for iOS devices. In Drone GP, players will learn how to become a master of this new amazing sport, flying through the third dimension and learning new trajectories, all while trying to maintain control of a super fast race drone. Players will grow as a pilot in this new adrenaline-packed sport, competing through various difficulty levels and breathtaking scenarios. Play online multiplayer, or against advanced AI players.
  • PhotoScissors 2.1 Brings in Instant Image Background Replacement

    1 Aug 2015 | 3:06 am
    TeoreX announces the release of PhotoScissors 2.1, an important update for the cross-platform photo editing tool for Mac OS X and Windows. PhotoScissors easily removes unnecessary or rubbish backgrounds from photos with just a few mouse gestures. The app interacts with a user in the most intuitive way imaginable and delivers nice and nearly perfect results. The update enables an option to add a new background in place of the removed one, enhances picture edges and improves the shadow effect.
 
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    Macenstein

  • DragonVale: How to breed a Midday Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    17 Jul 2015 | 11:23 am
    MIDDAY DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 8 Hours BUY-IT Price: ??? Gems HOW TO BREED: Currently only available by using tickets earned in the Great Dragon Faire event. A 2nd may be bred with another Sun Type (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Jasper Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:36 pm
    JASPER DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 35 Hours BUY-IT Price: 1,750 Gems HOW TO BREED: Malachite and Hypnotic (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to discover the latest dragon combos for you, […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Procyon Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:23 pm
    PROCYON DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 16 hours BUY-IT Price: ? Gems HOW TO BREED: The Procyon Dragon can only be bred using the Collaborative Breeding Cave, and using a Procyon Dragon (yours, or a friends) and either another galaxy type dragon, or an epic dragon. *** NOTE: IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR DRAGONVALE FRIENDS TO SWAP […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Andromedan Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:21 pm
    ANDROMEDAN DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 16 hours BUY-IT Price: ? Gems HOW TO BREED: The Andromedan Dragon can only be bred using the Collaborative Breeding Cave, and using a Andromedan Dragon (yours, or a friends) and either another galaxy type dragon, or an epic dragon. *** NOTE: IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR DRAGONVALE FRIENDS TO SWAP […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Delirium Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    18 Jun 2015 | 12:59 pm
    DELIRIUM DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 11 Hours BUY-IT Price: 2,750 Gems HOW TO BREED: Hypnotic and Dream / Delirium and Dream / Delirium and Hypnotic (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations […]
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  • Project Planner 1.6.2 - Makes it easy to keep track of multiple projects and tasks. (Commercial)

    2 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Project Planner is a project and task planning application that makes it easy to keep track of multiple projects and tasks. Project Planner is the Mac version of popular iOS applications Project Planner and Project Planner HD. Project Planner allows you manage your projects. In every project you can add many tasks grouped in phases and finished by milestone. You can view your project on Gantt chart in hours, days, weeks or months scale. Features: Viewing your tasks as a list and Gantt Chart Editing task directly from Gantt Chart Creating dependencies between tasks Updating progress of task to…
  • AnkiApp Flashcards 2.2.0 - Simple, efficient, flashcards that let you study at your pace. (Free)

    2 Aug 2015 | 11:56 am
    AnkiApp Flashcards is a simple, efficient, flashcard app that lets you study at your own pace, whenever you have time. It works on your phone and tablet too, and synchronizes automatically between all your devices. AnkiApp Flashcards fully supports OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Features Prioritizes your flashcards, automatically, based on how well you know them. Has you spend the most time on flashcards you know least well, for maximum time efficiency. Bite-sized study sessions let you make progress in under a minute. Gives you percentage and letter grades based on your performance, so you can watch…
  • Chatty for Facebook 1.6.1 - Lightweight Facebook chat app. (Commercial)

    2 Aug 2015 | 11:47 am
    Chatty for Facebook is a lightweight, but fully functional app for chatting with your Facebook friends. It is a whole new way of keeping in touch with your buddies. Features Designed for OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Supports Retina display. Choose the appearance that fits for you for the best experience. Compact mode - to make chatting more comfortable on smaller screens. Manage your messages, friend requests and the rest of your activities from menu bar. Get built-in notifications instantly to stay up to date with requests, likes, comments and so on. Send replies from the notifications. Search in…
  • XtoCC 1.1.65 - Translates Final Cut Pro X projects to other formats (was Xto7 for Final Cut Pro). (Commercial)

    2 Aug 2015 | 11:39 am
    XtoCC (was Xto7 for Final Cut Pro) is the all-in-one tool to move a Final Cut Pro X Event or Project to Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, FCP 7 and beyond! This app translates Final Cut Pro X Library XML (fcpxml) and converts it for import into Adobe's Creative Cloud apps, Final Cut Pro 6 or 7, or other applications. Your Final Cut Pro Event or Project XML is ready for: After Effects Audition DaVinci Resolve or Color Final Cut Pro 7 and then to: Soundtrack Pro OMF output for ProTools, etc. Print to tape and Edit to tape Premiere Pro other Final Cut Pro 7 XML workflow tools Version…
  • Kodi 15.1.rc1 - Powerful media center tool for Mac or Apple TV (was XBMC) (release candidate). (Free)

    2 Aug 2015 | 11:29 am
    Kodi (was XBMC) is an award-winning free and open-source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet. Note: To install Kodi on OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later, you need to right-click the application after it has been installed and select "Open" from the list (this need only be done once).
 
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    World of Apple

  • Apple Sets New Third Quarter Record With $49.6 Billion in Revenue

    Alex Brooks
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:41 pm
    iPhone Unit Sales through to Q315 Apple today announced financial results for its third fiscal quarter of 2015 which ran from the end of March until June end.For the quarter Apple posted revenue of $49.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $37.43 billion and net profit of $7.748 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.7 percent compared to 39.36 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 64 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple reported the…
  • Will the iPad Continue to Slide?

    Alex Brooks
    19 Jul 2015 | 3:44 am
    iPad Quarterly Sales (Q112 – Q215) On Tuesday Apple will announce the results of its third fiscal quarter of 2015. Apple’s third quarter is traditionally the weakest throughout the year as the back to school period looms and so do the iOS device lineup refreshes. As with any results out of Apple, there are questions to be asked—many of which we may not get direct answers for. As a quick reminder, in fiscal Q314 Apple had revenue of $37.4 billion and net income of $7.74 billion. Net income represented year over year growth of 12.29%. Apple has predicted for Q315 that revenue will…
  • Apple Sets New Second Quarter Record With $58 Billion in Revenue

    Alex Brooks
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Quarterly iPhone Unit Shipments (up to Q215) Apple today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter of 2015 which ran from the end of December, 2014 until March end.For the quarter Apple posted revenue of $58 billion and net quarterly profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $45.6 billion and net profit of $10.2 billion, or $1.67 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.3 percent compared to 39.3 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 69 percent of the quarter’s revenue. 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…
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  • Deals: Get Yourself a Lightning Cord that Will Last from our Deals Tab

    Mac|Life Staff
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]How many Lightning cables do you go through in a year? The answer is too many. Instead of buying low-quality replacements, get the top notch ones you need for a great price from our Deals tab.Instead of dealing with frayed cords and broken chargers, you can count on the Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable to stay strong and always be ready when you need it. Built tough and wrapped in two layers of industrial-grade steel, this is one cord you won't have to replace. Grab it on sale from our Deals tab for 28%…
  • IndyCar racers use LEDs to show their positions in real-time

    Jon Fingas
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    It's sometimes hard to keep track of positions in an IndyCar race, especially if you're in the stands and don't have the luxury of a broadcaster or data stream to point things out. Never fear, though: as of this weekend, the league's cars are carry...
  • The After Math: Stupid-fast storage and what's in a Windows number?

    Mat Smith
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Already immersing yourself in Windows 10? Trying to block out the not-so-favorable memories of Windows 8? Good for you. This week involved a new smartphone from a new challenger, and several new smartphone from a once-dominant player. And we don't...
  • Inhabitat's Week in Green: Facebook drones and giant slides

    Inhabitat
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Tesla's Model S got a lot of press when Elon Musk unveiled a "Ludicrous" upgrade that goes from 0-60 in 2...
  • Amazon lets anyone put Alexa voice control in their devices

    Mariella Moon
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:03 am
    Amazon released the Alexa Appkit last month in hopes that developers will create cool new features for the voice technology that powers the Echo. This time, the e-commerce giant is offering the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) itself as a developer previe...
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2015.07.28 - Amigos on Apple Music

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek), David Sparks, Ken Ray, and Victor Cajiao
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:21 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 535. This week, a special Three Amigos episode by listener request. I'm joined by David Sparks (MacSparky), Ken Ray (Mac OS Ken) and Victor Cajiao (Artechulate) and we chat about our thoughts on and experiences with Apple Music. Special thanks to our sponsor: TunnelBear - TunnelBear is a really simple VPN app to browse privately and get around blocked websites. Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
  • Maccast 2015.07.23

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:09 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 534. Apple Q3 2015 is good. iPhone 6 series A9 Chips enter production. What else is next? New iPod Touch details. New rounds of OS Betas. Why we’re still Homekitless? Apple Music connection issues. iCloud App Specific Passwords. Manage Apple Music Subscription and renewal. Thing of the Moment: HeadsUp - Webcam Viewer (App Store). 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 2015.07.15

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    15 Jul 2015 | 11:55 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 533. Apple updates iPod line. Some find the Apple Watch irritating. Apple Music Television. Apple gets most of the Smartphone profits. iPad Pros may arrive in November. Apple Pay finally in the UK. Apple Music and iTunes Match. Migrating from Android to iOS. Adjusting MailDrop Threshold. Making Apple Music Yours. Thing of the Moment: Anker 40W 5-Port Family-Sized Desktop USB. Special thanks to our sponsor: Bushel - You can get Bushel for free up to 3 devices when you sign up at www.bushel.com/maccast Shownotes in: HTML…
  • Maccast 2015.07.09

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:27 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 532. iPhone 6s leaks continue. Apple Pay UK invasion. A Homogenized Apple Store. Home Sharing coming back. Apple Watch sales perspectives. Apple public betas hit the streets. Clarify the Apple Music DRM scare. Apple Music in Russia. Fixing car podcast playback. Theories on two iPhone lenses. How does "brute force" hacking work? Rise of Scareware. Thing of the Moment: Monoprice Bluetooth Wireless On-Ear Headphones with Microphone. Special thanks to our sponsor: Gazelle - The fast and easy place to get cash for your used…
  • Maccast 2015.07.01

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:48 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 531. What we think we know about what’s next. Recent Apple software updates. Apple Watch coming to more countries. Apple Music Drops. Apple Music rate correction. Even more on passwords. Using external boot SSDs. Podcast car integration trouble. Asking Siri to do the impossible. Special thanks to our sponsor: TunnelBear - TunnelBear is a really simple VPN app to browse privately and get around blocked websites. Shownotes in: HTML or OPML Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
 
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    UKMac.net

  • Apple Music has 10M new subscribers but will they stay ?

    Scott Paterson
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:19 pm
    According to many popular sites it is being reported that Apple Music has already reached 10 million subscribers ( Appleinsider ). This is of course an artificial number as none of those customers have yet to pay a penny for the service as it is free for the first three months of use. The question I guess then is how many people will pay to use it beyond the trial period. My own experience so far is that I will continue to use it as I am finding the new music recommendations far superior to Spotify and the fact that the whole family can use it at the same time ( for a small increase in cost )…
  • How do you backup your digital data ?

    Scott Paterson
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Unless you have a background in IT the chances are that the only time you have ever considered backups of your information was just after you found out you had lost something precious ? Perhaps it was a bunch of irretrievable photos lost when your hard drive suddenly and inexplicably died ? Or maybe it was your lifetimes collection of music or movies, carefully downloaded and collated onto that 4TB external hard drive connected to your desktop computer that you hadn’t noticed had been accidentally deleted ? Whichever it was, when the day arrives and you suffer that unrecoverable data…
  • “For You” Disappearing from iTunes after recent update

    Scott Paterson
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:14 am
    Last night my MacBook’s iTunes was updated with the latest release ( 12.2.1.16 ) and when it restarted I was prompted with the invitation to Join Apple Music trial. As I had already signed up I ignored this prompt and clicked through to iTunes assuming it was some sort of error, however what I noticed then was the For You and New sections at the top of the iTunes window were now missing. Restarting iTunes didn’t resolve this, nor did logging out of the the Store and back in again. After a number of attempts to recover the missing sections I went into the iTunes Store and clicked…
  • Infinite Loop – Lovely Relaxing Game for iOS

    Scott Paterson
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Infinite Loop is my latest go to iPhone game for instant gratification or the gamers equivalent of meditation. Jonas Lekevicious has created a beautiful puzzle game that requires no instructions and is suitable for young and old. Whats more he has created an iPhone and Android version so everyone can play. Grab it now its free to play. The post Infinite Loop – Lovely Relaxing Game for iOS appeared first on UKMac.net.
  • How to Access Magazines on Zinio for Free

    Scott Paterson
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:22 am
    In the days before the Internet I was a regular magazine subscriber and the shelves in my home office used to groan under the weight of all those glossy pages. My magazine buying days have long since gone, replaced by a diet of online news delivered first by USENET followed by online forums, web sites and most recently RSS feeds read through services like Feedly.com or apps like Flipboard. Earlier this year I started a volunteer role at my local library to show local residents how to use the library computers or if they prefer their own devices to get more out of the Internet and PC and…
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    thriftmac

  • Awareness

    Mark
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Maybe you really are spending too much time on the computer. With the sound of a Tibetan singing bowl marking every hour of continuous computer use, you’ll know. Also keep track of how long you’ve been using your computer without a break in the menu bar.
  • Kapow

    Mark
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Keep track of your hours for one project or many. Clock in and out with a start/stop button like you would with a punch clock. A checkbox helps you keep track of billing.
  • Tomighty

    Mark
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:26 pm
    A desktop timer designed for the Pomodoro Technique — a simple and effective time management method that helps you focus on tasks that require long periods of concentration.
  • Flashlight

    Mark
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Make Spotlight do more than you ever dreamed possible with a set of plug-ins that covers web searches, creating notes and reminders, sending messages, plus hundreds of other things.
  • QuickShot

    Mark
    12 Jul 2015 | 10:21 am
    Find all your screenshots from the menubar. Drag and drop to use the one you want. You can also open the screenshots in Preview, show them in the Finder, copy them to the clipboard and share via email, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and email.
 
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    Mac Tutorial Previews

  • 0514 - Google Photos on the Mac [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Not long after Apple launched Photos on the Mac and iOS, Google launched Google Photos.  Google Photos is a similar service allowing you to store all your photos and videos on the web, and have them accessible on all your devices. 
  • 0513 - Webcam Settings & iStat Menus [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Two great utilities for your Mac. This week, Allison Sheridan takes us through two of her favourite utilities for the Mac - WebCam Settings & iStat Menus.
  • 0512 - Managing Multiple Macs - Updated [HD - Free Tutorial]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Managing multiple Macs is so much easier than it used to be. Whether you're swapping between a couple of desktops or a desktop and a laptop, there are numerous cloud based services that will synchronise your files and information.  In this episode, I demonstrate the various services I use to enable me to swap between using my Mac Pro and Macbook as seamlessly as possible, either at home or on the road.
  • 0511 - iBank 5 - Personal Finance Manager [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    9 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    iBank 5 is a personal finance app from IGG Software.  Update and maintain all your accounts, investments and manage your budgets on your Mac, iPhone or iPad.
  • 0510 - ?MUSIC & iTunes 12.2 [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    MUSIC is here!  MUSIC is is the latest offering from Apple combining three new services - a new music streaming service, a new global Radio channel and Connect - a new way for fans to follow and interact with artists. Launched just a few short days ago, this episode brings you up to speed with installing and configuring this new service. 
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    Softpedia News > Apple

  • Safari Beats Chrome and Firefox to Get More Out of MacBook Batteries

    Softpedia News (Catalin Cimpanu)
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:39 am
    We've all wondered what browser uses less battery at one point or another, but few of us have the technical capabilities to run our own tests to find out. Not the BattteryBox team though, a company that produces portable batteries for MacBooks and iPhones. After observing that one of their staff member was consistently getting more juice out of his MacBook laptop, and listening to him brag about how changing to Safari has allowed him to do so, the team decided to create ... (read more)
  • Mac OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite Beta 2 Is Now Available for Download

    Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Immediately after announcing the release of the second Beta build of the upcoming iOS 8.4.1 mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, Apple started seeding the OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite Beta 2 build to Mac users enrolled in its Apple Developer Program. Just like in the case of iOS 8.4.1 Beta 2, there are no... (read more)
  • Apple Seeds the Second Beta Build of iOS 8.4.1 to Developers

    Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Apple has announced earlier that the second Beta build of the upcoming iOS 8.4.1 mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices is now available for all users enrolled in the Apple Developer Program for iOS and OS X. iOS 8.4.1 Beta 2 is now available for download as IPSW images for any iOS app developer willing to install it on their testing devices. Unfortunately, Apple does not pr... (read more)
  • The Third Public Beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan Is Now Available

    Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Following the release of the fifth Beta build of OS X 10.11 El Capitan for developers, Apple has started seeding the third Public Beta build of the forthcoming computer operating system for Mac hardware to users worldwide. As usual, the new Public Beta build of Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11 does not come with any c... (read more)
  • Apple Seeds the Fifth Beta Build of Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan to Developers

    Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Today, July 27, Apple has started seeding the fifth Beta build of the anticipated Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan computer operating system to developers enrolled in the Apple Developer Program. The OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta 5 build is available through the usual channels, from your Member Center in your Apple Developer account, or directly from the Mac App Store application. "This is a pr... (read more)
 
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    9to5Mac

  • Mac version of Taig iOS 8.4 jailbreak tool now available

    Mike Beasley
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:03 am
    The team behind the Taig jailbreaking app for iOS 8.4 has finally released the long-awaited Mac version of their software. Previously only a Windows version of the app was available, forcing users on Macs to need to rely on other apps or use Boot Camp to tweak their iOS devices. If, like me, you’re still looking to jailbreak your phone to get a few tweaks that Apple hasn’t yet “sherlocked,” you’ve now got one more way to do so. You can download the free Taig tool from the team’s website. It supports everything from iOS 8.1 and up.Filed under: iOS Tagged:…
  • Dr Dre announces first new album in fifteen years on his Beats 1 show, now available for preorder on iTunes

    Benjamin Mayo
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:19 am
    Dr. Dre joined Apple as part of the Beats acquisition last year. Dre’s contribution to (aside from branding) is questioned by critics but fans of his work will be pleased to know he announced his first new album in fifteen years, entitled Compton A Soundtrack. The album can be preordered on iTunes now ready for release on August 7th. Dre announced his long-awaited new release on his Beats 1 radio show yesterday with rapper and former colleague, Ice Cube. The album will be exclusive to Apple, available to buy on iTunes or stream on Apple Music.   My grand finale.
  • After hiatus, iPhone lands back on Virgin Mobile shelves w/$100 discount in tow

    Cam Bunton
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:35 pm
    After dropping the iPhone from its lineup completely in February, it seems Virgin Mobile USA has had something of a change of heart. Not only is it now offering the latest two iPhone models, it’s also slashed $100 off the full retail price. You can snag a 16GB iPhone 6 from Virgin Mobile’s online store for $549.99, a hefty discount on the usual full retail price of $649.99. Likewise, the 16GB iPhone 6 Plus is just $649 (down from $749). For those wanting an even cheaper way to get an iPhone, the 8GB white iPhone 5c is available to buy from Virgin Mobile for $299. Interestingly,…
  • Pixelmator keyboard by Editors Keys review: A no-brainer for Pixelmator users

    Cam Bunton
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:15 am
    Pixelmator is one of the best Photoshop alternatives available on the Mac App Store. I’ve been using it for quite some time now, but mostly just using a trackpad or mouse to manipulate layers, access tools and edit functions. There are tons of keyboard shortcuts. And if I had the time or patience to learn them all, I would have. Needless to say, I didn’t. So when I got the chance to check out EditorsKeys keyboard specifically designed for Pixelmator, I jumped at it. To cut it down to the very basics – This is essentially a wired Apple keyboard with numeric keypad. Except it has…
  • Tim Cook greets customers in Istanbul as Apple Watch launches in 3 new countries

    Chance Miller
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:12 pm
    As expected, Apple Watch launched today in three new countries. Starting today, Apple’s wearable is available in Turkey, Russia, and New Zealand. This expansion comes after a launch in seven new countries earlier this month. Apple CEO Tim Cook was in Istanbul, Turkey to celebrate the launch and took to his Twitter account to share his experience. Cook tweeted that the company saw a great turnout for the launch of Apple Watch in Turkey and shared an image of an Apple Store worker helping a customer try-on the device. In Turkey, Apple Watch starts at 1.249,00 TL for the Sport model and…
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    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • 15 Popular Sites for the Best MacBook Decals & Stickers

    Mihir Patkar
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Apple prides itself on the great design of its devices, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a little pizzazz yourself. The easiest and best-looking way to express yourself without affecting the device’s aesthetics is to apply a decal or sticker to your MacBook. Let’s find out where you can buy one. A decal or sticker is basically a design you apply on the MacBook’s top, either on the glowing Apple logo itself, in a small part of the top, or completely across the cover. And before you think that Apple wouldn’t want you to do this, the company itself...Read…
  • How to Use Photos for OS X With Photoshop, Pixelmator and Other Image Editors

    Andy Betts
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Apple’s new Photos app for OS X and iOS is being pitched as being the only photography app you might ever need. It enables you to manage your library, edit your images, and then share them to common online services. It’s also fully integrated with iCloud, so you can access all your images on all your Apple devices. For most users, and in most use cases, it’s pretty good. But for more advanced users it falls short in a few areas, not least in its lack of support for external image editors like Photoshop and Pixelmator. Fortunately, there is a workaround...Read the full article: How to…
  • 15 Must-Have Apps for Those Who Spend All Day on a Mac

    Akshata
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Our list of the best Mac apps already caters to all kinds of users, but today we have a set of apps aimed squarely at those who are glued to their MacBooks and iMacs all day. These powerful utilities are designed to enhance your everyday Mac OS X experience. They’ll make your digital workflow not just more productive, but also more comfortable and pleasant. We have saved applications like office suites, image editors, and outliners for another day. For Protecting Your Eyes f.lux (free) Whether you’re working insane hours to meet a deadline or bingeing on YouTube…
  • Monitor Your Mac’s Vital Signs With These Third Party System Monitors

    Mark O'Neill
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Activity Monitor is a window to the innermost workings of your Mac. It monitors all of the running programs and processes, let you know where all your processing power and RAM is going, and provides enough useful information to diagnose many problems your Mac may be having. But as useful as Activity Monitor is, there are many more monitoring apps made by third-party developers that can be of use to the discerning Mac user. Each has something to make it stand out from the rest. Some are free, some are not. Here’s the cream of the crop. The Free Ones MenuMeters The first thing I…
  • How to Install Emulators & Homebrew on Your iPhone or iPad (No Jailbreak Required)

    Tim Brookes
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    There’s been a lot of excitement surrounding the iOS emulation scene over the last year or so, recently culminating in the discovery that Apple’s next version of Xcode will allow the installation of unsigned apps compiled from source. While that might sound like a scary mouthful of developer speak, it’s actually a pretty straightforward process that can be accomplished with free tools and a bit of patience. Today we’ll be showing you how to install emulators and other homebrew on your iOS device, no jailbreak required. Android users fret not, there are plenty of…
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    The MacTrack - iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and Mac News

  • Great update for Mac version of legendary Toy Defense 2 game

    Richard
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Seattle, Washington – Melesta Games today is happy to announce Toy Defense 2, an amazing update of the Mac version of its popular WWII tower defense game. Set in World War II, Toy Defense 2 combines elements of strategy, simulation, and classic tower defense for a completely unique experience. Now Mac users will build up their army of toy soldiers and defend their bases against advancing waves of enemy attacks in the most epic and decisive battles of World War II during new game mode – PvP. Toy Defense 2 fans can test their strength against other commanders all over the world.
  • Farm Car 1.1 released for iOS – Fun Free Arcade Game

    Richard
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:40 am
    Los Altos, California – Barone Develop today is proud to announce the release of Farm Car 1.1, an update to their fun-to-play arcade game developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Farmer John has gone to town and left the garage open – full of his Farm Cars. Grab a Farm Car, jump the obstacles and lets ride! Players will unlock a farm car, and speed along the farm while avoiding snorting steer, crazy hen-driven tractors, overhead bomb birds and deep land pits: * Hold the down-arrow longer to activate the drop-escape * Unlock all 10 farm cars as you earn coins maneuvering…
  • First Class Flurry HD released for iOS and featured as a Best New Game

    Richard
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Bangkok, Thailand – Viqua Games today is excited to announce that First Class Flurry HD has been released for iOS as a Universal app and has been featured as one of the Best New Games by Apple. In First Class Flurry HD players take the role of Claire, Starlink Airline’s #1 flight attendant. They must help Claire make sure all passengers have a wonderful flight by: * Serving meals, drinks, toys and other fun things * Taking care of passenger safety during the flight * Tucking passengers in for a good nap before landing The game supports iPhones and iPads running iOS 7 or newer and…
  • Yikes! Spikes! for iOS and Android – Hard and Frustrating New Game

    Richard
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Rauma, Finland – Indie game developer Nico Rosvall a.k.a. NipaDidIt today is excited to announce the immediate release of his latest game, Yikes! Spikes!, for iOS and Android devices. Yikes! Spikes! is a hard and frustrating game, where you try to dodge spiked blocks in order to finish the 51 increasingly hard levels. In every level there is a star you can collect. The stars are very hard to get, but when you get enough of them, you are able to unlock new characters and themes to use in the game. The game has a very simple one finger controls, and it’s very easy to pick up and…
  • FmPro Migrator 7.58 Adds FileMaker 14 Merge Database Automation

    Richard
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Fremont, California – .com Solutions Inc. has released FmPro Migrator Developer Edition 7.58 with support for FileMaker Pro Advanced 14 merge database projects. This release supports FileMaker Pro Advanced 11,12,13,14 on Mac OS X and Windows. FileMaker developers can use the Merge Database/Table Consolidation process to upgrade older multi-file solutions into easier to maintain FileMaker Pro 14 single file solutions. Upgrading to FileMaker Pro 14 also offers developers the opportunity to take advantage of the latest design, development and security features included with FileMaker Pro…
 
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    The Loop

  • 50 Books | 50 Covers

    Jim Dalrymple
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:31 pm
    This is very cool. Great find by Tina Roth Eisenberg.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • ∞ Ringo!

    Dave Mark
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:44 am
    This is the video they showed as an homage to Ringo Starr in his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. Just great.
  • ∞ Pink Floyd: “Mother”

    Jim Dalrymple
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:02 pm
    I love this song.
  • In defense of pessimism

    Jim Dalrymple
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Brett Terpstra:My point is, optimism is not the shining light of the enlightened human being. I’m tired of reading “inspirational” quotes on Facebook about how optimism is a goal we should all strive toward. Optimism and pessimism are not light and dark sides, they’re complementing halves of the same token. We need each other, you and I.Interesting read.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Van Halen’s “Panama” Isolated Guitar

    Jim Dalrymple
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Eddie is just such a great player.∞ Read this on The Loop
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • How to Download Windows 10 Now and Install/Upgrade Manually

    SK Mezanul Haque
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    Microsoft Windows 10 is finally available for everyone, but you are worried you may not get it. Just because you don’t see the Windows 10 free copy icon on your taskbar doesn’t mean you can’t get Windows 10. Basically, now that Windows 10 is officially available, you don’t even need the Windows 10 free copy […] How... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at http://www.mytechguide.org/contact/
  • Microsoft Started Rolling Out Windows 10 via Windows Update

    SK Mezanul Haque
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:51 am
    The final countdown has begun as Microsoft is preparing for the big release of its most anticipated operating system upgrade, Windows 10, at 12 AM ET on July 29th. Reports on various social network and blogosphere suggests that the software giant has already started sending Windows 10 via Windows Update to Windows 7 and Windows 8 (Windows 8.1)... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at http://www.mytechguide.org/contact/
  • Google Chrome Latest Version Download for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Mobile

    SK Mezanul Haque
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 44 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. A partial list of changes in the latest Google Chrome update, Chrome 44.0.2403.107, is available here. If you already use Google Chrome you don’t need to worry about downloading the latest version manually. The web browser should download... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at http://www.mytechguide.org/contact/
  • Apple iOS 9 Public Beta Is Available for Testing, Here’s How to Get Started With It

    SK Mezanul Haque
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Apple has released the iOS 9 public beta for everyone willing to test the beta version on their iPad or iPhone. Apple’s upcoming mobile operating system for iPad, iPhone, version iOS 9, is out for beta test. Apple released the public beta version of iOS 9 a day after seeding iOS 9 beta 3 to […] Apple iOS 9 Public Beta Is Available for... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at http://www.mytechguide.org/contact/
  • Mozilla Firefox for Windows 10 Officially Confirmed, Will Be Fully Compatible With the OS

    SK Mezanul Haque
    8 Jul 2015 | 3:48 am
    Mozilla has officially announced Firefox for Windows 10 on the foundation’s official blog. The official release of Windows 10 is set on July 29, 2015. With the new operating system Microsoft is shipping its brand new Microsoft Edge web browser. The upcoming Edge web browser is already getting a lot of publicity thanks to the... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at http://www.mytechguide.org/contact/
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    OS X Daily

  • Jailbreaking iOS 8.4 Possible with TaiG for Mac OS X

    Paul Horowitz
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:25 am
    The TaiG jailbreak group has released a Mac version of their popular jailbreaking utility, allowing OS X users to jailbreak any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 8.4. Jailbreaking allows users to run unofficial software and tweaks on iOS devices, but is generally only recommended for advanced users who understand the potential issues that ... Read More
  • Make a Speakerphone Call with Siri from iPhone

    Paul Horowitz
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:22 pm
    You certainly know that Siri can make phone calls from the iPhone with voice commands, but with new versions of iOS you have another great option; you can make calls that are automatically set to be on speaker mode. This is particularly useful with “Hey Siri” voice activation, since you can make calls entirely hands ... Read More
  • How To Hide Apple Music in iTunes & iOS, If You Don’t Use It

    Paul Horowitz
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:39 pm
    If you’re not using Apple Music or listening to the subscription service, with no plans to pay for it after the free trial period, you can choose to hide Apple Music from iTunes on a Mac and from the Music app on an iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Hiding Apple Music is perhaps most useful ... Read More
  • OS X 10.10.5 Beta 2 Available for Developers

    Paul Horowitz
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:10 am
    Mac developers choosing to run OS X Yosemite will find OS X 10.10.5 beta 2 available to download. The new build arrives as 14F19a and appears to focus primarily on bug fixes and improvements to the Mac operating system. Those developers eligible to download the second beta of 10.10.5 can find it available now from ... Read More
  • Release & Renew DHCP from the Command Line with ipconfig

    Paul Horowitz
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    If you need to release and renew DHCP from the command line on a Mac, the helpful ipconfig utility is able to do so quickly. Do keep in mind that for most OS X users, renewing a DHCP lease from the Mac System Preferences is the best approach because it’s user friendly and just as ... Read More
 
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    iThinkDifferent

  • How To Implement AdSense’ New User Consent Policy Mechanism

    Imran
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:23 pm
    AdSense has introduced a new user consent policy which requires publishers to ask permissions from users to use their data. This is to comply with European Union data protection policy so that users from from any of the EU countries are greeted with a permission mechanism on their first visit. Google’s T&C for publishers requires(...) Related posts: Google Cloud Print Beta Available for Mobile Gmail and Documents Users Google provides browser add-on to opt-out of Google Analytics Download Google Chrome Offline Installer For Multiple User Accounts On A Computer Google stops investigating…
  • Enable Download Notification and Pause/Resume Features in Chrome

    Imran
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Google regularly includes new features in the development build of their Chrome browser. One of the latest and useful features that has been found in the dev/Canary channels on Chrome is downloads notifications and option to pause or resume downloads. The new download features are hidden in the flags for Chrome browser, version 46 in(...) Related posts: How To: Enable Instant Pages In Google Chrome 13 How to download the latest Dev or Beta build of Chrome Google Chrome gets Jumplists in Windows 7 with the latest Dev update Download Google Chrome Offline Installer For Multiple User Accounts On…
  • Watch Netflix Over The Internet With Your Friends Using Showgoers

    Imran
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Netflix is the most beloved movies and tv shows streaming service around. It has really taken over the Internet and is a common activity for people to get together and watch movies on it. However, it’s not always possible to do that due to distances. Keeping this unique scenario in mind, a developer has created(...) Related posts: Netflix app for iPad Official Netflix App for Windows 8 Now Available in Windows Store Netflix App Updated – Finally works on iPhone and iPod Touch Official Netflix app coming soon to Android according to Job Listing Netflix App for iPhone Updated with Video…
  • Fix Partition Issues in Mac OS X When Disk Utility Doesn’t Help

    Imran
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Mac OS X has a pretty solid disk utility for scenarios where you might want to create, resize or delete or modify new or existing partitions. However, in rare cases, the utility might not be as helpful as it should be. Such an experience happened recently with yours turly. I had installed Windows 10 Insider(...) Related posts: How To: Install OS X Lion on a Separate Partition FIX: OS X Lion Install Error “This disk cannot be used to start up your computer” Apple Releases OSX Lion Recovery Disk Assistant! Apple’s Boot Camp Software updated to 3.2 for Windows MacKeeper Frees…
  • Get rid of the Java Runtime Environment Pop Up in OS X 10.10. and 10.11

    Imran
    25 Jul 2015 | 12:50 pm
    In you are using OS X 10.10 Yosemite or OS X 10.11 El Capitan, you would have come face to face with the aboslutly annoying pop up that appears out of no where and asks you to install the Java Runtime Environment. This happens when you installed an app that requires Java to execute. But,(...) Related posts: Apple may Discontinue Java Installation Packages for Mac OS X Apple releases a much awaited fix for a Java security hole in OS X Apple to ‘Open’ OS X Beginning With Lion? No New Macs Are Being Shipped Until Lion’s Release! Apple Employees told to not assist customers with…
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    AppleInvestor

  • Trading Apple Earnings

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:50 am
    This is one of the most popular questions I get; “How should I trade Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) during earnings?” So, how I read this is, how do I trade AAPL leading up to, and post earnings? What should my strategy be based on the earnings outcome? What are the historic results post earnings should Apple report well, or report poorly, or even neutral. Is there a way to gauge how the stock will react? The answer to all the questions regard how AAPL might react post earnings is…no one knows. There’s no statistically significant pattern in any of the cases. Also, it’s…
  • Did Taylor Swift Strong Arm Apple?

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Apple Music will be here soon, and Taylor Swift is using her popularity to strong arm Apple into giving more to music artists. On June 21st, Taylor Swift wrote an open letter to Apple from her Tumblr blog expressing her dismay that Apple wouldn’t be paying artists during customers trial of the service. In true Taylor style, she was elegant and made a forceful and compassionate argument on behalf of all artists. Let’s face it, Warner, Sony, Universal and EMI have been sticking it to artists for years. And as big as Apple is, the company is supportive of the little guy. Well, just…
  • Trading Multiple Strategies

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    5 Jun 2015 | 6:50 am
    The AppleInvestor AutoTrader service is patterned after successful hedge fund strategies. The main premise is to employ multiple non-correlated strategies on a variety of stocks from low-correlated markets. This has the effect of a hedge, while each system individually is a solid performer. The effect is a smooth equity curve, with minimal drawdowns, and consistent performance under a variety of market conditions. The equity curve below shows the combined performance of four strategies and four stocks (AAPL, FB, NFLX, TSLA), for a total of 16 systems. The dollar risk is distributed equally…
  • Hows That Apple Post Earnings Buy and Hold Strategy Working For Ya?

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    6 May 2015 | 11:47 am
    On Monday, April 27th, Apple reported Q2 earnings which turned out to be the 2nd largest earnings report in US history. And look what happened to the stock post earnings. Here we are a full 10 days after Apple’s incredible showing, and the stock is more than 10 percent down. Hows that buy and hold strategy working for ya now? Were you enticed by the prospect of blowout earnings, and swayed into buying a few hundred or more shares of the best publicly traded company on the planet? If you were, then you are down big, I mean really big. Buy and hold just doesn’t work anymore in the…
  • How Did Apple’s Post Earnings Crash Affect You?

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    1 May 2015 | 8:26 am
    [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Be honest, I won’t tell. Did your brokerage account suffer a serious ding from that surprise post earnings crash? Who in their right mind would have ever thought that Apple’s stock price could fall more than 10 points after such blowout numbers? Look, we can expect this if there were missed numbers, like margins fell below expectations, or the top line was short of the whisper number, or even if the forward guidance wasn’t up to analysts’ expectations. But this was way out there. Apple beat most analysts…
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  • Great update for Mac version of legendary Toy Defense 2 game

    Richard
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Seattle, Washington – Melesta Games today is happy to announce Toy Defense 2, an amazing update of the Mac version of its popular WWII tower defense game. Set in World War II, Toy Defense 2 combines elements of strategy, simulation, and classic tower defense for a completely unique experience. Now Mac users will build up their army of toy soldiers and defend their bases against advancing waves of enemy attacks in the most epic and decisive battles of World War II during new game mode – PvP. Toy Defense 2 fans can test their strength against other commanders all over the world.
  • Farm Car 1.1 released for iOS – Fun Free Arcade Game

    Richard
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:40 am
    Los Altos, California – Barone Develop today is proud to announce the release of Farm Car 1.1, an update to their fun-to-play arcade game developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Farmer John has gone to town and left the garage open – full of his Farm Cars. Grab a Farm Car, jump the obstacles and lets ride! Players will unlock a farm car, and speed along the farm while avoiding snorting steer, crazy hen-driven tractors, overhead bomb birds and deep land pits: * Hold the down-arrow longer to activate the drop-escape * Unlock all 10 farm cars as you earn coins maneuvering…
  • First Class Flurry HD released for iOS and featured as a Best New Game

    Richard
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Bangkok, Thailand – Viqua Games today is excited to announce that First Class Flurry HD has been released for iOS as a Universal app and has been featured as one of the Best New Games by Apple. In First Class Flurry HD players take the role of Claire, Starlink Airline’s #1 flight attendant. They must help Claire make sure all passengers have a wonderful flight by: * Serving meals, drinks, toys and other fun things * Taking care of passenger safety during the flight * Tucking passengers in for a good nap before landing The game supports iPhones and iPads running iOS 7 or newer and…
  • Yikes! Spikes! for iOS and Android – Hard and Frustrating New Game

    Richard
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Rauma, Finland – Indie game developer Nico Rosvall a.k.a. NipaDidIt today is excited to announce the immediate release of his latest game, Yikes! Spikes!, for iOS and Android devices. Yikes! Spikes! is a hard and frustrating game, where you try to dodge spiked blocks in order to finish the 51 increasingly hard levels. In every level there is a star you can collect. The stars are very hard to get, but when you get enough of them, you are able to unlock new characters and themes to use in the game. The game has a very simple one finger controls, and it’s very easy to pick up and…
  • FmPro Migrator 7.58 Adds FileMaker 14 Merge Database Automation

    Richard
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Fremont, California – .com Solutions Inc. has released FmPro Migrator Developer Edition 7.58 with support for FileMaker Pro Advanced 14 merge database projects. This release supports FileMaker Pro Advanced 11,12,13,14 on Mac OS X and Windows. FileMaker developers can use the Merge Database/Table Consolidation process to upgrade older multi-file solutions into easier to maintain FileMaker Pro 14 single file solutions. Upgrading to FileMaker Pro 14 also offers developers the opportunity to take advantage of the latest design, development and security features included with FileMaker Pro…
 
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  • The Misery-All-Around Edition

    2 Aug 2015 | 3:59 am
    This App Tells You How Your Town Will Look After Decades Of Climate Change, by Heather Dockray, Good Tsunamis. Earthquakes. Hot summers. Cold summers. In short: misery all around. Climate change is already here and well on its way to making life on earth that much more difficult in the upcoming century—unless huge interventions are taken. A new app called ‘Free Notes’ hopes to make the consequences that much clearer to people across the globe. Simply download the app, input your town, and Free Notes will tell you how climate change will affect it, after decades of global warming. Can't…
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  • Rogue Amoeba revs Audio Hijack for Mac OS X to version 3.2

    dsellers
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:34 am
    Rogue Amoeba (www.rogueamoeba.com) has updated Audio Hijack, the Mac OS X tool for recording and enhancing audio, to version 3.2. With the utility, audio from individual applications like Safari or Skype, hardware audio devices like microphones and mixers, and even the entire system audio output, can all be saved. In version 3.2, Time Shift Block now features a popover that can be made to float above other windows for easy access from any application. As well, global hotkeys enable access to Time Shift's controls without even using the mouse. read more
  • Apple releases sixth beta of Mac OS X El Capitan for developers

    dsellers
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:08 am
    Apple has made available the fifth beta of Mac OS X El Capitan to developers for testing purposes. It's available through the Software Update section of the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center (https://developer.apple.com). The new beta focuses on bug fixes, not new features. OS X 10.11 El Capitan is currently available to both registered developers and public beta testers. Apple plans to release El Capitan to the public in the fall.
  • Kool Tools: MacClean for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:04 am
    iMobie's MacClean (http://tinyurl.com/ozc2otk) is a free cleaner app made to keep Mac computers running "right and light." It's designed to allow you to free up disk space, enhance your browsing experience, and more. And it's a useful maintenance solution before upgrading to OS X EI Capitan this fall. As Apple says, at least 8 GB free space is needed for a major OS X update, but usually it requires 15GB to 20GB because users need to allow some room for temporary files. read more
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition comes to the Mac

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    Feral Interactive today announced that the open-world action adventure game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition is out now on Mac and Linux via Steam, and will be released on the Mac App Store by early August. read more
  • Apple's 'spaceship campus' to have a visitor's center

    dsellers
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    Apple's upcoming "spaceship" campus will have a visitor's center complete with a store and viewing platform, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal (http://tinyurl.com/qd9uz8p). The company’s 2013 approvals for the massive project included the ability for Apple to build a visitor’s center, but a detailed project description had not been submitted until April. The project will "give visitors of Apple Campus 2 the opportunity to see the Main Building from the rooftop observation deck," Apple wrote in a planning document. read more
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  • Deals: Get Yourself a Lightning Cord that Will Last from our Deals Tab

    MacLife Staff
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]How many Lightning cables do you go through in a year? The answer is too many. Instead of buying low-quality replacements, get the top notch ones you need for a great price from our Deals tab.Instead of dealing with frayed cords and broken chargers, you can count on the Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable to stay strong and always be ready when you need it. Built tough and wrapped in two layers of industrial-grade steel, this is one cord you won't have to replace. Grab it on sale from our Deals tab for 28%…
  • Deals: Grab Huge Savings on Password Protection and More Before These Deals are Gone

    MacLife Staff
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]You're always on the lookout for a great deal. Any opportunity to snatch up an awesome item for an affordable price gets you excited. Well, then you'll love our Deals tab. There are always great offers available, and new ones being added regularly. But they're only around for a limited time--like these great deals that are about to end.The convenience of a USB charger in your car is enhanced by a slick style as it charges up three of your devices at the same time, meaning you'll never have to deal with a dead battery. The Mpow…
  • 15 Promising Mac and iOS Games Coming in the 2nd Half of 2015 and Beyond

    Chris Hoffman
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:52 pm
  • Apple Daily: IBM May Buy 200K Macs; Force Touch for iPhone 6s; Apple and BMW End Talks

    Leif Johnson
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:44 pm
    In today's Apple Daily, IBM hints in an employee video that the majority of its worksforce could end up using Macs. In other news, the Force Touch components for the next iPhones are apparently already in mass production, and BMW reportedly ends its talks with Apple.IBM May Buy Up to 200,000 Macs from Apple Per YearThe times, they really are a changin'. Today, IBM chief information officer Jeff Smith said in a video to employees that he believes IBM might end up buying as many as 150,000 to 200,000 Macs from Apple per year (via MacRumors). That marks a far cry from the days when IBM and Apple…
  • Pillars of Eternity Review

    Richard Cobbett
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Pillars of Eternity is a game for heroes whose glory days were sometime around 1998 — those who fought the battles of Baldur’s Gate. If you aren’t one of these role-playing veterans, it’s happy to let you join the quest. Be warned though, it will expect you to know what you’re doing — wasting little time on niceties like explaining how to play, and being quick to insist you take control of whole parties in combat while still working out what each character does.Provided you can conquer the difficulty curve, though, it’s an amazing game — very Dungeons & Dragons in style…
 
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  • Refurbished MacBook Pro: Two Great Ways to Buy, from $719

    the rocr
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Here is the tale of two identical refurbished MacBook Pros with very different prices and value propositions. Whereas buying Apple Certified Factory Refurbished gets you free shipping and a full + extendible AppleCare warranty for $879 However, the Mac of All ... The post Refurbished MacBook Pro: Two Great Ways to Buy, from $719 appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Apple Seeds OS X 10.10.5 14F19a to Devs

    the rocr
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Although everyone’s attention is focussed firmly on the iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan betas, Apple is still very much working on Yosemite. That said, the company has release OS X 10.10.5 14F19a, the second beta for what is ... The post Apple Seeds OS X 10.10.5 14F19a to Devs appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Raspberry Pi Hacker: Get the Training, Get the Gear

    the rocr
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Would like to be Raspberry Pi hacker? Want your kids to understand hardware and programming basics? Then you need to get with the program! Get the Raspberry Pi Hacker Bundle and the hardware, from basic board to full kits, you ... The post Raspberry Pi Hacker: Get the Training, Get the Gear appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Public Testers Get Third OS X El Capitan Beta

    the rocr
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:19 pm
    On Monday, Apple seeded OS X 10.11 [15A235d] to developers. And, although the release notes were almost completely barren of any useful information, it certainly seemed to clear up general stability and performance issues, aka malaise. Now, Apple’s public El ... The post Public Testers Get Third OS X El Capitan Beta appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Sprint Returns Fire at T-Mobile, Sweetens Family Plan

    the rocr
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:43 pm
    T-Mobile CEO John Legere made quite a splash with iPhone owners by offering free Apple Music streaming and a free iPhone 6s upgrade for iPhone 6s owners. Now, rival Sprint is firing back with a family plan that offers more ... The post Sprint Returns Fire at T-Mobile, Sweetens Family Plan appeared first on FairerPlatform.
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  • BMW: i3 for Apple’s car project is speculation

    Serhat Kurt
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:26 am
    Earlier this week news reports stated that Apple and BMW were in talk to use BMW’s i3 vehicles as a basis for apple’s own car project, code named Titan. Further, various reports said that Apple CEO Tim Cook and some Apple executives recently visited BMW’s i3 production plant in German. We contacted BMW regarding this […] The post BMW: i3 for Apple’s car project is speculation appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • The voice behind Turkish Siri: I am worried

    Serhat Kurt
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:58 am
    iOS 8.3 adds several new languages for Siri: Russian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and English for India. Today, Turkish press identified the Turkish voice behind Siri. The voice belongs to Yelda Ugurlu, a radio programmer and voice-over actress from Turkey. Ugurlu revealed that she worked in a recording studio for four weeks in  2012. She said she […] The post The voice behind Turkish Siri: I am worried appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple patent improves access to emergency contacts and medical records

    Roland Banks
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a patent application today from Apple that describes enhanced techniques to show emergency contact information and medical records on a locked device. The patent, entitled “EMERGENCY INFORMATION ACCESS ON PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES” describes improved techniques for facilitating emergency access to one or more contacts stored on a portable electronic device, where […] The post Apple patent improves access to emergency contacts and medical records appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • 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.
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    All About Apple

  • How To Activate TRIM in OS X

    bjokib
    8 Jul 2015 | 2:41 am
    If you have a third party SSD in your Mac it is now possible to activate TRIM support for that drive. It is built into the OS natively from Apple (from 10.10.4) but it comes with an warning: This tool force-enables TRIM for all relevant attached devices, even though they have not been validated for data integrity while using that functionality. By using this tool to enable TRIM, you agree that Apple is not liable for any consequences that may result, including but not limited to data loss or corruption So make sure you have that time machine backup done. Ok? This is how you activate it: Start…
  • Hackintosh – Viable Long Term?

    bjokib
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    You may have heard about the Hackintosh community. A place where tech interested people come together to get their home built computer rigs running the latest and greatest operating system from Apple. It certainly requires some know-how about computers and how they work, but it is a lot easier today compared to just a few years ago. Much with the help of sites like tonymacx86. Communities like this help each other out and can recommend what parts to buy like motherboards and graphic cards so you won’t have to do a lot of customization. They also have special tools that will help you…
  • Magic Mouse With Multi-Touch (Mini-Review)

    bjokib
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Apple always want to redefine things and the way we use computers so they have the Magic Mouse with Multi-Touch capabilities. Instead of using mechanical buttons or a physical scroll wheel, the entire surface is touch sensitive just like your iPhone. Apple was one of the first computer companies in the world having a mouse. It was Xerox that originally created the technology, but it was Steve Jobs and Apple that was able to re design the mouse, reduce the price and use it for the Mac. The rest is history. The multi-touch surface on the Magic Mouse makes it possible to do different things…
  • Yosemite fixes SMB problems?

    bjokib
    17 Aug 2014 | 2:57 pm
    I have had some issues with Windows file sharing between a desktop Windows 8.1 based PC and a Mavericks equipped Mac. I even wrote an article about it on another site: Fixing Windows & OS X Filesharing Slowness (SMB2). Since then I have reinstalled the desktop PC with a fresh install of Windows 8.1. Without the fixes mentioned in the article I linked above. I also tried transferring files using a beta version of Yosemite and it seems to work much better now. I still use the same network and infrastructure. So if you have SMB issues with your Mac and Windows computer. Maybe try upgrading…
  • Complained about Apple Hold Music, Tim Cook fixed it.

    bjokib
    12 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Here is a story originating from reddit. Apparently a guy was calling Apple to setup an repair. While being on hold the music quality was horrible and in low quality. So he sent of an e-mail to Tim Cook as any of us would do right? Complaining about the music sound quality while being on hold. To his surprise a woman from Cupertino called him up and said that Tim Cook had called himself and agreed on the bad sound quality promising a fix.  When Steve Jobs was alive he some times answered e-mails from customers. Apparently Tim is also doing that to some extent. I think it is good that the…
 
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  • Apple Release Beta Version of iOS 9 to the Public for the First Time

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    After a lot of speculation over the last few months Apple has finally released its latest iteration of iOS version 9 in Beta version. Apple releasing of new iOS update signifies two important... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple Eyes Remote Control Personalized Via Fingerprint, Retinal Scan

    26 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
      Apple’s Remote Control – Fingerprint/Retina sensorAs proposed by Apple/USPTP, future remote controls can now sport a fingerprint sensor and the company intends a TV remote which could... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Enable the iCloud Drive App on iOS 9

    24 Jul 2015 | 4:30 pm
      An Updated iCloud Drive - Hidden App in iOS 9An updated iCloud Drive setting in iOS 9 allows a hidden app that helps in managing the entire file library. Users could go to Settings... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • iPhone 7 Could Have 4K Video Camera And Special Recording Modes

    21 Jul 2015 | 10:47 pm
    Next iPhone – An Ungraded Camera/New Recording Modes According to leaked information, the next iPhone of Apple features an upgraded camera together with new recording modes which will utilise the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Free Upgrade

    17 Jul 2015 | 10:48 pm
     Microsoft’s Free Upgrades – Windows 10Microsoft has recently announced that they will be offering free upgrades to Windows 10, the next version of its operating system, first for Windows 8.1... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • The Advantages of Changing to iPad Hospitality EPOS Systems

    Chris Warren
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:29 am
    Along with everything else in the commercial world, technologies are fast evolving to be more efficient, smaller, neater, more aesthetically pleasing and basically, just better. As a business, following and keeping up with these new trends and evolvements is vital […]
  • Lessons I Learned: Building My First Android App

    Chris Warren
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:09 am
    You may have heard of many stories about successful startups that launched android apps. Many people do not know that a lot more startup fail while trying this. Developing Android app is not a tough job but most of the […]
  • 1 Click to Backup and Restore iPhone Files Without iTunes

    Michael Wilson
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Get the “can’t backup” error when you try to backup iPhone with iTunes? Still looking for a useful tool to fix iPhone issues when iTunes can’t work? iTunes can be one of the best backup and restore tool for iPhone. […]
  • Expense Tracker 2.0: Powerful Mobile App Which Can Protect You from Unwanted Expenses!

    Milana Rose
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:22 am
    We have come halfway down 2015 while having a resolution in mind at the dawn of the new-year. According to University of Scranton psychology study, an estimate of 75% maintain their resolution only through the first week while only 46% […]
  • Restore Data from Mac Trash Using EaseUS Data Recovery for Mac

    Milana Rose
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:24 am
    For Apple Macintosh users, data recovery is kind of a difficult job. For the restrictions Mac OS has imposed, retrieving lost data off a hard drive is sometimes quite difficult if the user is not much proficient in operating the […]
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  • 10 Best iPad Inventory Management Apps for Business

    Anup Kayastha
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:34 am
    Are you an SEM (Small and Medium Enterprise)? How do you manage the inventory of your business? Do you still follow the traditional way? If yes, your business is not following the smartness of technology. There’s lot of apps available on your mobile and tablet and you need to really take help of those to grow out of the small shell. Here, in this article we will discuss top 10 such inventory management software available on Apple’s iPad device. Below are those. ALSO READ: 5 Best FaceTime Alternative Apps for Video Calling on iPhone and iPad Retail Inventory The developer has made…
  • How to Add Credit Card Autofill in Safari iOS 7 on iPhone, iPad & iPod

    Anup Kayastha
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:11 am
    iOS 7 has many useful features that saves you lots of time — option to auto fill credit card information on websites is one of them. If you’re one of those who does a lot of online purchases and pay bills, this feature will come very handy. The feature comes with a security option that prevents other users from misusing your credit card information. Here’s how to securely add credit card autofill feature in Safari: Open Settings app and tap on Safari Tap on Passwords & AutoFill under GENERAL. At the bottom, turn ON the Credit cards option. If you have not set up passcode on…
  • How to Set a Custom Alarm Tone on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

    Anup Kayastha
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:25 am
    There might always have been a time when you were waken up in the morning wishing you were waking up to your favorite or a relaxing song instead of that classic beeping tone. Thankfully, your iPhone can do it. You can set a custom alarm tone in your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 7 or higher. We are going to show you how to set up custom alarm tone in your iOS devices. It works on iOS 7, iOS 8 and iOS 9. Here’s how to set up a song or an audio track as the alarm tone on your iPhone or iPad: Open the Clock app on your iPhone Select Alarm from the bottom menu Tap on…
  • 5 Best FaceTime Alternative Apps for Video Calling on iPhone and iPad

    Anup Kayastha
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    Most iPhone and iPad users tend to gravitate towards FaceTime for all their video calling needs. After all, why wouldn’t they? FaceTime is fast, easy to use, and native to iOS. However it does have one drawback: It won’t allow you to video chat with people on other platforms. If you’re looking for an alternative app that is more universal, here are 5 great alternatives that you should try. Of course — they’re all free, for video calls at least. DON’T MISS: iPhone 6S News and Rumors Skype Over the years, Skype has grown to be synonymous with video calls — and is arguably…
  • 10 Best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Camera Accessories of 2015

    Anup Kayastha
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:48 am
    With the right set of accessories you could tap into a vastly improved photography experience with your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. From lenses to stands and lights, these accessories could transform your iPhone from a casual snapper to a more professional photography tool. Related: Check out our best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus accessories and the best iPhone 6 cases. While the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6’s are the smartphones with best cameras, which beats other competitors in the market, there is always a way to improve your photography experience using some additional accessories. Here…
 
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  • Flowcharts For Mac: The Best Software

    MacHow2
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    Although there aren’t as many options available as there are on PC, there are some excellent flowchart for Mac applications out there. Flowcharts are useful for all types of tasks whether its organizational structures, brainstorming, workflows and many other types of work. On PC there are many different types of established flowchart software such as Smartdraw which isn’t available for Mac. However, there are actually many great flowchart applications for Mac to help you outline your ideas and plans. We have already looked at diagramming software on general in our article on The…
  • Best Microsoft Project Viewer For Mac

    MacHow2
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:53 am
    We’ve already looked at the Best Alternatives to Microsoft Project For Mac but what happens if you simply want to view an MS Project file on your Mac? Fear not because there are a couple of Microsoft Project viewers for Mac which allow you to open and view MPP files on your Mac absolutely free – Project Viewer 365 and MOOS Project Viewer. Here we take a closer look at both. Project Viewer 365 (Free Mac App Store) Project Viewer 365 allows you to view Microsoft Project files on your Mac for free. The nice thing about Project Viewer 365 is that it can open files directly from…
  • Best Alternatives To Microsoft Project For Mac

    MacHow2
    11 Jun 2015 | 8:06 am
    Microsoft Project For Mac does not exist but we’ve taken a look at the very best alternatives to MS Project on Mac. Project planning is essential for businesses large or small if they are to succeed and fortunately there are some excellent project management software alternatives on Mac. The good news is that most project management software on Mac is both easier to use and generally much better looking than Microsoft Project for Windows. Even better, many of them allow you to import and edit MPP files meaning it’s no longer necessary to struggle installing Windows on your Mac…
  • How To Fix Kindle For Mac Won’t Open Errors

    MacHow2
    14 May 2015 | 8:51 am
    If you’re finding that Kindle For Mac won’t open anymore, the solution is usually a case of reinstalling it via the Mac App Store. Sometimes after an update to OS X, you may find that the Kindle For Mac app bounces in the dock for a few seconds and then disappears without opening. Or you may get the following “Kindle quit unexpectedly” error message. The solution is simply to fully delete the Kindle app from your Dock and then reinstall Kindle for Mac from the Mac App Store. Don’t worry – you won’t lose your library of books or documents as they will…
  • The Best Flight Simulators For Mac

    MacHow2
    13 May 2015 | 5:56 am
    Microsoft Flight Simulator for Mac isn’t available but we’ve taken a look at the best flight simulators for Mac that bring you the most realistic flying experience possible on OS X. Although there aren’t as many flight sims on Mac as there are on Windows, nowadays there are some incredibly realistic aircraft simulators available. Note that in this article, we’ve focused on professional level realistic plane sims for armchair pilots – not arcade flight simulators for gamers. So strap yourself in and enjoy the trip as we take you through the best flight simulators…
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  • What to play this weekend: Splendor

    Dave Caolo
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    You're a renaissance merchant with an eye on the jewel trade. A shrewd business person, you buy and sell precious gems like so many Big Macs. A ruby the size of your fist? Pfft. That's nothing to you. You invest in mines, recruit artisans and develop trade routes. Your work attracts the attention of nobles and royalty, and your prestige soars.Such is the theme of Splendor ($6.99, universal) by Days of Wonder, a great tabletop game that has made its way to the iPhone and iPad. I've played the tabletop version several times and after spending several days with the iOS version, I find it a…
  • AWT News Update: July 30, 2015

    Steven Sande
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Apple Campus 2 Visitor's Center, image via Silicon Valley Business Journal We have an extra goodie in the AWT News Update today. Not only do you have today's news, but Apple World Today accessibility editor Alex Jurgensen provided us with a tip for Think Different Thursday:Apple is leasing space in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhoodThe "Spaceship" headquarters building being constructed in Cupertino right now will have a visitor's centerUSB Type-C is on its way to being more widely acceptedThink Different Thursday: Mono AudioThe written version of the news can be found below! Subscribe to the…
  • DODOcase teams up with Cleveland Motley on new Urban Backpack and more

    Steven Sande
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    DODOCASE URBAN BACKPACK. IMAGE VIA DODCASE. Those who read AWT or read TUAW in the past know that we've had a long history with DODOcase, the San Francisco company that took a struggling book bindery and turned it into a iPhone/iPad case powerhouse. Their book-like cases are legendary, and they've expanded into accessory bags, Apple Watch charging stands, and more. Now, just in time for Back to School, DODOcase has teamed up with a popular San Francisco designer on the DODOcase Urban Backpack ($220.00).The designer is Cleveland Motley, who has been creating and making sturdy…
  • Android security vulnerabilities and why it's a good thing to be an iOS user

    Steven Sande
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    Apple World Today has broached the topic of operating system fragmentation before. iOS is an example of a mobile operating system that doesn’t suffer from fragmentation, as the vast majority of the devices in the field run either iOS 8 (85 percent) or iOS 7 (13 percent). In the world of Android, only 12.4 percent of users are using the most recent versions known as “Lollipop”. Why the difference in operating system uptake? Android handset manufacturers are loath to change the loaded OS version since that will affect the “bloatware” apps that they install. Some recently discovered…
  • Stay on top of your favorite YouTube channels with Tube Alert

    Dave Caolo
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    If you want to know precisely when your favorite YouTube channels post a new video -- and I mean the very second -- Tube Alert (free with in-app purchase to remove ads) is for you. Tube Alert is a stand-alone app that lets you subscribe to your favorite providers and receive a notification whenever they publish something new. When you watch a video on Tube Alert, you can comment, like and share just as you do with the YouTube app. When you do thinks like comment and share, you earn "Tube Points," which is a virtual in-app currency that can be spent in the Tube Alert Store (still in beta). As…
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  • (Podcast) Incomparable #257: Raptor Sipping Tea

    Jason Snell
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:12 am
    The Incomparable’s Comic Book Club reconvenes to discuss “Runaways,” the 2003-2004 comic series by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona. This is a Marvel Comic that’s also an original creation, and we’re tackling the 18 issues of the first volume, which form a self-contained story. How does the book alienate its teenage protagonists? Does the plot twist make sense? And why isn’t this a Marvel movie or TV show? My guests this week are Lisa Schmeiser, Shannon Sudderth, Dan Moren, and Tony Sindelar.
  • Sponsor: Twelve South ↦

    Jason Snell
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:51 am
    My thanks to Twelve South for sponsoring Six Colors this week. For six years, Twelve South has been making stands and other accessories for Apple devices. They’ve got a huge selection, with more than 10 different stands to chose from. I bought one of the original BookArcs for my MacBook and there are now two of them in my house. Twelve South also makes stands for iOS devices and the Apple Watch, and even makes stands and accessories that work with desktop Macs. To celebrate the sixth anniversary of Twelve South, the company has released a set of dual-screen wallpapers that can really…
  • The joy of regex

    Jason Snell
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:39 pm
    This week the Internet’s Dr. Drang wrote a song of praise to Patterns, a clever $3 utility that I reviewed for Macworld early last year. Patterns is a regular-expression utility, and Dr. Drang’s post is as good as an excuse as any for me to once again sing the praises of regular expressions, or regex, also known as pattern matching. Put simply, I have saved hundreds of hours of drudgery in the years since I read Mastering Regular Expressions by Jeffrey E.F. Friedl and learned how to use regular expressions to search and replace text. As Dr. Drang put it: If you’re not…
  • Apple Music doesn't care what's in your files ↦

    Jason Snell
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:36 am
    Kirk McElhearn, the iTunes Guy, shows how Apple Music has regressed from the days of iTunes Match: If you’ve used iTunes Match in the past, you may know that it matches music using acoustic fingerprinting, which means that iTunes scans the music, and matches it to the same music. It doesn’t matter what tags files have: you could have, say, a Grateful Dead song labeled as a song by 50 Cent, and iTunes Match will match the Grateful Dead song correctly. Apple Music, however, works differently. It does not use the more onerous (in time and processing power) acoustic fingerprinting…
  • New Apple TV to arrive, this time for sure ↦

    Jason Snell
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:20 am
    “Hey! Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!” “Again? That trick never works.” “This time for sure! Nothin’ up my sleeve… PRESTO!” This time for sure, says John Paczkowski. And now it’s time for something we hope you really like. [Read on Six Colors.]
 
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  • Save up to 50% on some of our favorite MFi-certified lightning cables [Deals]

    Doug Bierend
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:15 am
    Let’s face it – your stock, rubberized Lightning cable often comes up short and just doesn’t last very long. Whatever the gripe, the durable, extra-long and versatile alternatives in this roundup will meet your mobile-charging needs. Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable – 28% off There’s no such thing as ‘too tough’ when it comes to your charging cable, but […]
  • Cult of Mac Magazine: Welcome to the new site, plus Apple TV’s big update

    Lewis Wallace
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:45 pm
    We have the technology. We can make the Cult of Mac website better than it was. Better, stronger, faster. We can and we did (and it didn’t cost us $6 million, either). In this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine for iPhone and iPad, you’ll get the scoop on our website’s redesign, plus updates […]
  • Worms 3, Guerilla Filmmaker, and other awesome apps of the week

    Luke Dormehl
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s the weekend, which means it’s time for Cult of Mac to run down the week’s best apps. From guerrilla filmmaking to guerrilla warfare, and silent messaging apps to RSS readers, we’ve got something for everyone. Check out our picks below: Guerilla Filmmaker From Bentley commercials to Sundance indie movies, it’s not exactly a secret […]
  • iPad Pro hopes, Woz fears Skynet, and British bar fights on The CultCast

    Erfon Elijah
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    This week: why we might be in for big iPad upgrades this year; our expectations for the iPhone 6C; the one feature we hope iPhone 6S will get (but probably won’t); Woz is worried about Skynet again; and… is Apple building a machine for time travel? You’ll have to press play to find out… Our […]
  • These deals on useful gear and gadgets end soon [Deals]

    Cult of Mac Deals
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:15 am
    This week’s soon-to-end deals have got something for everybody. Whether you want to tell animated stories, guard your online and physical wallets, or keep your groove going at the gym, these are all offers worth jumping on before it’s too late. Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger – 80% off This sleek 3-port USB charging hub keeps […]
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