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  • How Apple, Inc. went thermonuclear on Samsung, erasing Android's primary profit center

    AppleInsider - Frontpage News
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:19 pm
    After failing to do much more than embarrass Samsung Electronics in years-long legal battles over patent infringement, Apple has rapidly obliterated Samsung's mobile division profitability, rendering it as barrenly unprofitable as every other Android or Windows licensee with razor thin margins in the phone, PC and tablet market.
  • Russian politician says Apple CEO Tim Cook ‘should be banned for life’ from country after coming out as gay

    MacDailyNews
    MacDailyNews
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:04 pm
    “Hours after Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly addressed his sexuality for the first time, a St Petersburg politician has called for him to be banned from Russia,” Kashmira Gander reports for The Independent. “According to a translation by Buzzfeed, anti-LGBT campaigner Vitaly Milonov, a member of the Legislative Assembly of St Petersburg, drew on stereotypes of homosexuals to suggest Tim Cook could bring ‘Aids and gonorrhea’ to Russia,” Gander reports. “He told the FlashNord website: ‘what could he [Cook] bring us? The Ebola virus, Aids, gonorrhea?
  • Apple Pay fans tears down CurrentC’s App Store rating, MCX suggests possible switch to NFC technology

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    Chris Barylick
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    The most recent volley in the NFC payment war between Apple Pay and the MCX consortium’s CurrentC mobile payment service has been fired. And it has a lot to do with app reviews. Per 9to5Mac, a number of users have expressed their displeasure with the CurrentC app, at the time of writing, the app having accumulated 2,856 1-star reviews against a total of just 30 reviews giving it 2 stars or more … The movement to boycott merchants who are members of the MCX consortium also seems to be growing in popularity, gaining a Boycott MCX website with a full list of members. When you click on…
  • Two coasts, 10 days: Macworld’s thorough field test of Apple Pay

    Macworld
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Apple Pay’s eventful early days were full of highs and lows. Excited iPhone users rushed to test the mobile payment service on day one and found it super seamless. Cashier confusion, Bank of America’s double-charging foul-up, and the NFC block at Rite Aid and CVS marred the rollout, but a major product launch is never smooth. And who knew CurrentC, a QR code-based app that isn’t even on the market yet, would turn into such a huge thing?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Apple iPhone’s Most Noted Mishaps

    AppLecture: Apple News and Rumors
    Samara Hayden
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Apple, the most expensive tech company in the world, has changed the way we compute, communicate, work and act. However, like any good tech company it’s had its fair share of mishaps along the way – plenty in fact. So, […]
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  • Giveaways: Trick or Treat

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:19 am
    Come trick or treating with MacNN and Electronista, and enter for a chance to win one of many prizes that are being handed out from the goodie bag. Reader beware, there are some tricks in the bag as well!
  • Giveaway: come trick or treating with MacNN and Electronista all day!

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Now that Halloween is in full swing (presumably swinging from a noose) it's time for all the little ghosts, goblins, ware-wolves and witches to come out of hiding. It's time for tricks, and it's time for treats, but most of all it's time for a little fun. So this year come trick or treat with MacNN and Electronista because we have a big bag full of Halloween treats (and some tricks) to give to our readers. Check back here throughout the day as the list below will be refreshed when each new treat (or trick) is announced. Have fun everyone!...
  • Apple adds 15-inch 2014 Retina MacBook Pros to refurb store

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:59 am
    Apple stocked its refurb store with 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros on Thursday, offering discounts on the brand-new models just three months (to the day) after their debut of up to $570 off the current retail price. A wide range of configurations is available at this writing, ranging from a 2.2GHz Core i7 with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage selling for $1,700 (15 percent off) up to a quad-core i7 model at 2.8GHz, 16GB RAM, a 1TB SSD and a Nvidia GeForce GT 750M for $2,719, the most deeply-discounted model....
  • Giveaway: Trick or Treat! Win a box full of new Mac Pro computers!

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:37 am
    Last night as we were leaving work we stumbled upon a great big box of brand new custom Mac Pro computers just sitting by the dumpster behind MacNN headquarters. We know it doesn't sound possible, quite unbelievable really, as a matter of fact we hardly believe it ourselves. Since none of us need a new Mac Pro we couldn't think of anything better to do than to give them away to our loyal readers. Instead of wasting time handing them out one at a time, we're just going to give the whole box of them to one lucky winner. Find out how you can enter to win!...
  • Review: Tablo DVR

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    With over-the-top content options growing past Hulu and Netflix, consumers may be finding it harder to justify paying a monthly fee for cable. An unfortunate casualty of severing these ties is the loss of convenient technology and local channels, keeping some television viewers from making the final leap. Thankfully, new options have hit the market for those that have access to an antenna and a USB storage device. The Tablo is one such digital video recorder (DVR) that captures free, over-the-air broadcasts, allowing people to watch their favorite time shifted shows through a tablet or…
 
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    Office Blogs

  • New Outlook for Mac available to Office 365 customers

    Office 365 Team
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today we are announcing the new Outlook for the Mac, which delivers improved performance and reliability and a fresh look and feel that is unmistakably Microsoft Office. This release offers a more familiar and consistent experience between Outlook on the PC, Outlook on the web and Outlook Web App (OWA) for iPad, iPhone and Android devices. The new Outlook for Mac includes: Better performance and reliability as a result of a new threading model and database improvements. A new modern user interface with improved scrolling and agility when switching between Ribbon tabs. Online archive support…
  • Apps for Outlook.com—extending the developer opportunity

    Outlook Team
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Pretish Abraham, principal program manager lead for the Outlook team. Yesterday, at Inbox Love, we announced an exciting new opportunity for developers: Apps for Outlook.com. Next spring, Outlook.com will support third-party apps that will allow users to be more productive than ever, and will allow developers to share their app with our 400 million active customers. The best part, you can start building your apps now—for Outlook Web App—and they’ll work with Outlook.com come spring 2015. So what exactly do we mean by Apps for Outlook.com? Last March, we…
  • Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 021 about our announcements at TechEd Europe

    Office 365 Team
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    In this episode, Jeremy Thake talks with Brian Jones about all the announcements we made this week at TechEd Europe. http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP21_BrianJones.mp3 Download the podcast.  Show Notes New Office 365 extensibility for Windows, iOS, Android and web developers API Sandbox Example Mail API documentation with “TRY” button Office Dev – Getting Started Office Dev – Training Got questions or comments about the show? Join the O365 Dev Podcast on the Office 365 Technical Network. The podcast RSS has been submitted to all the stores and…
  • New Lync for Mac adds Media Resiliency, Conversation History and OS X Yosemite support

    Lync Team
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Barak Manor is a product manager for the Lync team I’m pleased to say that we’ve just released our latest update to Lync for Mac, and it is available for download on Microsoft Support. This release adds new two features; Media Resiliency and Conversation History, as well as  additional support for Apple OS X Yosemite. Media Resiliency No network is perfect, of course, and we all want the best possible experience when hiccups happen. This update adds Media Resiliency for peer-to-peer calls and Lync Meetings, which does two important things. First, if a network disconnect occurs, Lync…
  • Protecting you against the SSL 3.0 vulnerability

    Office 365 Team
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    As we announced yesterday, driving innovations in security capabilities of Office 365 is a top priority. We understand that the security of your data is important and we’ll continue to be transparent about our approach. To that end, we wanted to share details around Security Advisory 3009008. This advisory provides guidance related to a vulnerability in Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 3.0 which could allow information disclosure. This is an industry-wide vulnerability that affects the protocol itself and is not specific to Microsoft’s implementation. To help protect our customers further, we…
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    TidBITS

  • External Link: Apple CEO Tim Cook: “I’m proud to be gay.”

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    In a first-person piece posted on Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook writes, “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay.” He goes on to explain why he decided to make this fact public. “I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of others. So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their…
  • Apple Demands Removal of PCalc’s Today View Widget

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Apple has arbitrarily demanded the removal of one of iOS 8’s coolest Today view widgets. If Apple wants developer trust, it needs to lay out the rules clearly. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
  • External Link: How to Revert to iTunes 11

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    If you hate iTunes 12 and long for the relatively halcyon days of iTunes 11, then Macworld’s Chris Breen has your back. Borrowing a tip from Jacqui Cheng, formerly of Ars Technica, Breen has outlined seven steps for going back to the previous version of iTunes. 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…
  • External Link: Backblaze on OS X 10.10 Yosemite Versus Windows 8 Adoption

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:54 am
    Cloud backup service Backblaze is back with more analysis, this time favoring operating system upgrades over hard drive statistics. Backblaze’s Adam Nelson found that it took four days for 21 percent of Backblaze users to adopt Yosemite, while it took a whole two years for the same amount of users to upgrade to Windows 8. Nelson posits a few theories for the disparity, including locked-down corporate computers, a lukewarm reception for Windows 8, and the fact that Yosemite is free. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • External Link: The Highlights of Tim Cook’s WSJD Live Interview

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    Apple CEO Tim Cook made an appearance at the WSJD Live conference, and Apple Spotlight has listed some of the most interesting tidbits from that interview. Cook said that Apple Pay activated over one million credit cards in the first 72 hours, that Apple stopped making the iPod Classic because it could no longer obtain the parts for it, and he again hinted at future TV plans by comparing the current TV experience to living in the 1970s. Not mentioned in the summary was Cook’s hint at an Apple Pay partnership with the e-commerce giant Alibaba. Read the full article at TidBITS, the…
 
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    TUAW

  • Droplr is back with new features and Yosemite support

    Mel Martin
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    I reviewed Droplr a couple of years ago and found it to be an easy method of transferring large files. The Mac application is back with a spanking new interface and new features that are likely to appeal to people who share screen shots, screen...
  • This Apple 3.0 poster is a must-have for every Apple fan

    Kelly Hodgkins
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    When I spotted he Insanely Great History of Apple 3.0 poster over at Pop Chart Lab, it jumped out at me as being the best gift ever for the Apple fan, especially for one who already has every Apple gadget under the sun. The 28" x 42" print includes...
  • Add some flash to your sports photos with Winz

    John Emmert
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    The next time you are at a game or watching a game on TV or out with friends you can improve your photos of the event with Winz, a free universal app that enhances the sports photos you share through social media outlets. Winz requires iOS 7.0. Open...
  • Beware two-factor authentication using SMS forwarding

    David Gluckman
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Continuity features, and SMS Relay in particular, are my favorite part of Yosemite so far. Using my iMac as a giant speakerphone is beyond awesome, and group texts in Messages can finally include the one BlackBerry-toting holdout among my...
  • Seth Rogen set to play Woz in upcoming Steve Jobs biopic

    Yoni Heisler
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Seth Rogen has been tapped to play the role of Steve Wozniak in Aaron Sorkin's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, Variety reports. The 32-year-old actor, known for his roles in films such as 40 Year Old Virgin and Pineapple Express, will star alongside...
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    MacRumors

  • Seth Rogen to Star as Steve Wozniak in Sony's Steve Jobs Biopic

    Juli Clover
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Seth Rogen will play Steve Wozniak alongside Christian Bale, who has been cast in the role of Steve Jobs in Sony's upcoming Jobs biopic, reports Variety. Rogen will have the opportunity to get advice directly from Wozniak, who is working as a consultant on the film. Rogen is a popular actor who has starred in movies like Neighbors, 22 Jump Street, and This Is the End. While Rogen often stars in comedic films, he has demonstrated his ability to do more serious work in movies like Take This Waltz and 50/50. Image courtesy of Variety After several months of limbo after writer Aaron Sorkin…
  • Some OS X Yosemite Users Plagued With Wi-Fi Connection Issues

    Juli Clover
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Since OS X Yosemite's October 16 launch, MacRumors has been receiving a number of complaints from users who have been experiencing Wi-Fi issues. Extensive threads about Wi-Fi problems have surfaced on both the MacRumors forums and on Apple's own Support Communities as well, suggesting there are quite a few users who are seeing Wi-Fi connection issues after installing Yosemite. According to the complaints, Wi-Fi connections are sometimes extremely slow, resulting in long loading times, and in some cases, users are seeing their Wi-Fi connections disconnect continually after just a few minutes…
  • Apple Reverses Course on iOS 8 Notification Center Calculators

    Juli Clover
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Yesterday, Apple told PCalc developer James Thomson that the Notification Center widget portion of his popular calculator app PCalc would need to be removed, as Notification Center widgets "cannot perform any calculations." Following significant media coverage of the issue, Apple has now reversed course on the decision and according to an Apple spokesperson that spoke to TechCrunch, both PCalc and its Notification Center widget will be allowed to remain in the App Store, along with all other apps that contain calculator widgets. The initial decision to remove Pcalc's widget was reportedly the…
  • Apple's Lead in Tablet Market Share Shrinks as Consumer Satisfaction Slips Slightly

    Kelly Hodgkins
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
    Apple continues to rank among the world's top tablet manufacturers both in customer satisfaction and shipments, according to reports released today by J.D Power and IDC, although the company is showing some signs of weakness as lower-cost competitors gain momentum and consumers look for more innovation in Apple's tablet lineup. Apple fell slightly behind Amazon in J.D. Power's semiannual customer satisfaction survey, while the company's lead in worldwide tablet shipping volume continues to shrink. Worldwide tablet shipments in 3Q14 in millions of units (Source: IDC) According to IDC's…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Publicly Comes Out as Gay in Letter Declaring Support for Equality

    Richard Padilla
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    In a letter written for Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly come out as gay while declaring his support for equality. Cook, who has typically kept a low profile on his personal life, says that his decision to publicly acknowledge his sexuality was done to "bring comfort to anyone who feels alone" and to "inspire people to insist on their equality." I’ll admit that this wasn’t an easy choice. Privacy remains important to me, and I’d like to hold on to a small amount of it. I’ve made Apple my life’s work, and I will continue to spend virtually all of my waking time…
 
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    Macworld

  • How to avoid deleting messages when swiping your iPad too briskly

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Reader Nancy Hilton has an iOS issue that she’d like me to take a swipe at. She writes: I upgraded my iPad mini to iOS 8, and suddenly an accidental left swipe mysteriously wipes out an email message. A gentle left-swipe displays More, Flag, and Trash options, but a quicker swipe produces a brief narrow red line, and poof! the message is gone into cyberspace. Can you help? I can. As you’ve rightly deduced, this is a behavior introduced with iOS 8, and it works across iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches. It was a notion Apple introduced with the idea that it’s an easy way to quickly delete…
  • Two coasts, 10 days: Macworld’s thorough field test of Apple Pay

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Apple Pay’s eventful early days were full of highs and lows. Excited iPhone users rushed to test the mobile payment service on day one and found it super seamless. Cashier confusion, Bank of America’s double-charging foul-up, and the NFC block at Rite Aid and CVS marred the rollout, but a major product launch is never smooth. And who knew CurrentC, a QR code-based app that isn’t even on the market yet, would turn into such a huge thing?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Seth Rogen will play Steve Wozniak in the next Steve Jobs biopic

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Freaks and Geeks alum Seth Rogen is set to play the Mac community’s favorite ubergeek Steve Wozniak in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic (no, not that one, the other one), alongside Christian Bale as Steve Jobs. Hopefully it won’t be Superbad. (Sorry.)The news comes from Variety, which also reported that “Jessica Chastain is being eyed for an unspecified role.” Perhaps that’ll be a composite character of every woman in Jobs’s orbit—after all, last year’s Jobs (the one starring Ashton Kutcher) was seriously bereft of women actors who weren’t playing Steve’s mother, wife, or…
  • The Week in iOS Apps: Old timey pictures in TinType, Bitstrips meets emoji, and more

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Old timey pictures in TinTypeThis week’s app roundup includes TinType, an app that tries to reproduce the look of photos taken before your grandparents were born.BitmojiIf you want your emoji to be more personalized expressions of your feelings, well, here’s your chance. Bitmoji lets you create a cartoon avatar of yourself, then choose from a library of moods and comic scene, which can then be used in a number of messaging apps.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Flipboard 3.0 is both more and less personal than before

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    A new update for Flipboard aims to make the popular reading app more personal—but not all the time. Flipboard 3.0 lets users add new magazines on more than 30,000 topics, from broad ones like “art” and “food” to highly specific ones like “optical illusions” and “human geography.” When launching the app, Flipboard presents a massive list of potential topics to select, along with a search bar for finding exactly what you want. As before, Flipboard sources its stories from around the Web and presents them in a magazine-like format. For those who don’t want to drill down into…
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    MacTech News

  • Business Card Shop 6 for Mac OS X adds over 15 new features

    dsellers
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    Chronos has announced Business Card Shop 6, an upgrade to its business card software for OS X. The new version requires Mac OS X Yosemite and includes 3D headlines and QR Codes to increase the impact and effectiveness of cards. In all, over 15 new features have been added. Business Card Shop supports 700+ card stocks including those from Avery, PaperDirect, NEATO, and more. It comes with over 195 pre-designed templates for over 195 different professions. It also comes with a collection of artwork (over 1.4 GB in size) from artists all over the world.   read more
  • LinkOptimizer optimized for Mac OS X Yosemite

    dsellers
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:28 am
    Zevrix Solutions (www.zevrix.com) has announced LinkOptimizer 4.9.28, a maintenance update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer lets you reduce the size of InDesign links and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data, performing essential image adjustments and converting file formats. The new version delivers Mac OS X Yosemite compatibility. read more
  • Cocktail (Yosemite Edition) revved to version 8.0.1

    dsellers
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    Maintain has served up Cocktail 8.0.1 (http://cocktail.maintain.se), a new version of its Mac OS X utility that's compatible with Yosemite. It addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to clear DNS cache, fixes compatibility issues with EtreCheck and contains other bug fixes and improvements. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. Its features are arranged into five categories that help you manage various aspects of your computer. read more
  • Seth Rogen to play Steve 'Woz' Wozniak

    dsellers
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Seth Rogen will play Steve Wozniak alongside Christian Bale, who has been cast in the role of Steve Jobs in Sony’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, reports "Variety" (http://bit.ly/1vltQvl). The film is based on Walter Isaacson’s book and adapted by Aaron Sorkin, writer of "West Wing," "The Social Network," and more.  Steve Jobs will be the second film based on the life of the late Apple co-founder and CEO. Open Road’s 2011 film, "Jobs," starring Ashton Kutcher in the title role, was critically drubbed and made only US$35 million worldwide.
  • Native Instruments releases Traktor Kontrol S8 all-in-one DJ system

    dsellers
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    Native Instruments (www.native-instruments.com) has released Traktor Kontrol S8, an US$1,199, all-in-one DJ system with touch-sensitive controls and full-color displays. The S8, designed for use with a laptop, also features a 4-channel standalone mixer, extensive audio interface, and enhanced performance decks for integration of Trakator Pro 2’s Remix Decks. Performance tools such as Freeze Mode take a snapshot of a running track and enable detailed slicing for instant live improvisation and an element of spontaneity. read more
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    Touch Arcade

  • RPG Reload File 012 - 'Costume Quest'

    Shaun Musgrave
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we put metaphorical cardboard boxes on our heads and pretend we're knights. Each week, we play an RPG from the App Store's past to do a little deep diving. It's a chance to revisit and reflect on some great games from years gone by, and an opportunity to expand beyond the usual scope of our reviews here at TouchArcade. Like a particularly cunning trick-or-treater, I've carefully planned my schedule, so as to cover a wide variety of RPGs, but if you guys know of any houses that are handing out full-size Snickers…
  • 'Wave Wave' 2.0 Update is a Complete Overhaul

    Carter Dotson
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Thomas Jansson doesn't believe in the saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" philosophy, clearly. His game Wave Wave [$2.99] has gotten a complete makeover in style and structure this week, with a 2.0 update that changes just about everything but the very core of the gameplay. The immediate change is the visual style, going from a contrasting black-white with triangular visuals to one that is based around specific colors, with text that's got very chunky pixels. The original version borrowed a lot with its menus from Super Hexagon [$2.99] – while an update changed things, this is…
  • 'Surgeon Simulator' Gets iPhone Support, and More Unintentional-yet-Hilarious Mishaps?

    Carter Dotson
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    For far too long, Surgeon Simulator [$5.99] fans who have wanted to play the game on the go have had to deal with the tyranny of playing on the iPad, and not on their phones. Well no more must you iPhone owners who want to transplant alien organs while sitting on the bus have to suffer! Bossa Studios has today made Surgeon Simulator universal, adding iPhone support to the previous iPad exclusive app. Certainly, any game going universal is a welcome sight, but given how this game is really based on precise actions, this might be better on bigger screens. Of course, half the fun of the game is…
  • 'Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation' for iPad Now Available Worldwide

    Jared Nelson
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    It was just about a week ago that Konami soft-launched their Yu-Gi-Oh! card battling game, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation [Free (HD)], but already it appears the game has launched worldwide, popping up in the US App Store earlier today. Based on the original, physical Yu-Gi-Oh! card game, Duel Generation features over 6,000 cards, online multiplayer, and special weekly events. Perhaps most importantly, it allows you to play offline against a computer AI and features a single-player campaign, which is a nice feature for those who don't always have internet access. Impressions have been rolling into…
  • Reminder: You've Got Two Days to Get Your October 'Hearthstone' Card Back

    Eli Hodapp
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    "DAMN IT," is what I said when I posted this last story and realized I hadn't taken the insignificant amount of time it takes to reach level 20 in Hearthstone [Free (HD)] in September, thus missing out on the pirate card back. I'm in a bit of a Hearthstone lull currently, waiting for the next expansion, but it's still important to get those collectable items in Blizzard games because… reasons? If you don't have the itch, I'm not sure I can explain it. It's the same feeling you get when you miss out on an easy to get time limited title in World of Warcraft proper. So, consider this your…
 
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Why is the new iMac 5K instead of 4K? It’s all about the video, baby

    Lee Hutchinson
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    My gamut measurement of the Retina iMac's screen. Unfortunately, the 1931 CIE diagram produced by our measuring software is "non-uniform and obsolete." I originally wanted to devote at least one story to a qualitative analysis of the Retina iMac’s screen, including a list of physical measurements (gamut, gamma, intensity, and anything else I could measure). However, although I measured like a crazy fiend, my hopes of a constructive analysis were dashed when my expert—Dr. Ray Soneira of DisplayMate—told me that the data gathered was mostly unusable. Primarily, it's due to my choice of…
  • Scare your neighbors with a spooky Halloween network name

    Lee Aylward
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Spoooooooky! Earlier today, Ars IT editor Sean Gallagher was doing some scary things with wireless when he discovered someone probing for a Wi-Fi network with a name that appeared to be something un-parseable. I theorized that it was actually something in Unicode that Wireshark wasn't parsing properly. "So someone has a Unicode SSID?" Gallagher asked, incredulous. That's the strangest SSID I've ever seen. Sean Gallagher I was inspired. I wanted a Unicode SSID—one that could match the season and give my network name a seasonal gothic flare. So I set out to see if I could do it with my own…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook writes: “I’m proud to be gay”

    Casey Johnston
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    Apple CEO Tim Cook speaking during a September 2012 media event. Nathan Mattise / Ars Technica After years of speculation and debate about the seemingly open secret of Apple CEO Tim Cook's sexuality, Cook himself finally addressed the matter in an editorial in Bloomberg Businessweek Thursday. "I’ve come to realize that my desire for personal privacy has been holding me back from doing something more important. That’s what has led me to today," Cook wrote. "While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be…
  • Class-action suit alleges 2011 Apple MacBook Pros were defective

    Megan Geuss
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Some 2011 MacBook Pros with AMD GPUs are experiencing graphical corruption issues. Apple Support Communities poster abelliveau Last week three men filed a class action lawsuit in Northern California District Court alleging that Apple's 2011 MacBook Pro laptops were defective and that Apple did not take proper steps to compensate customers whose hardware broke. The lawsuit specifically addresses 15” and 17” MacBook Pros from 2011, which the plaintiffs claim suffered from “random bouts of graphical distortion, system instability, and system failures.” The plaintiffs also assert that the…
  • A week with Apple Pay

    Megan Geuss
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Megan Geuss Back in 2011 when I worked for PC World, Google gave me a Sprint Nexus S 4G review unit with the brand-new Google Wallet app on it. I set up a pre-paid card and took the phone around to a handful of retailers around downtown San Francisco, testing to see how paying with a phone worked in the real world. The results were mixed: some interactions were fast and simple, but I went to a Peet's Coffee and an Office Depot where the terminals just didn't work. A few days after the article went up, I went to a Whole Foods where the terminal wasn't even plugged in, and the cashier directed…
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  • A Week With Apple Pay

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:09 am
    Further Reading Not because Apple is a huge and influential company, but because the timing is right.
  • Why So Many American Retailers Are Fighting To Freeze Out Apple Pay

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    MCX — the coalition of retailers at the heart of recent decisions to block Apple Pay — says it could eventually embrace that technology that drives Apple ’s brand new payments service. But it seems that coalition will continue to freeze out Apple Pay.
  • ​The Horrible No Good Apple Pay War No One Signed Up For

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Earlier this week, we walked you through the stridently awful Apple Pay alternative being cooked up by Walmart, CVS, Best Buy, and more.
  • Apple Eyes New Uses For NFC Beyond iPhone Payments

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Consumers are just starting to use Apple Pay to make purchases at cash registers and online stores. But Apple representatives have also talked to potential partners about using the technology behind Apple Pay for other sorts of transactions, including building security access and accepting tickets at public transit turnstiles.
  • Apple Once Loved Unknown Bands, What Changed?

    26 Oct 2014 | 1:02 pm
    But that September, Apple released its most impactful ad since it unveiled the Macintosh .
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  • Nintendo, One Year Later

    Federico Viticci
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
    Lukas Mathis, checking back after a year on the idea that Nintendo should drop consoles and make games for iOS: Now, one year later, Nintendo just announced that it made a quarterly profit of 24.2 billion yen (about 224 million US$). Ars Technica notes that this is mainly due to strong sales of its first-party titles, mostly on the 3DS. However, even the Wii U is starting to show sustainable game sales numbers. So far, Mario Kart 8 sold roughly 3 million copies on the Wii U, and it continues to sell well. At 60 US$ a piece, it’s not clear to me that Nintendo could make the same amount…
  • Apple No Longer Rejecting iOS 8 Calculator Widgets

    Federico Viticci
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    According to TechCrunch, Apple has changed its mind on calculator widgets for iOS 8 following yesterday's PCalc news: But now we’re hearing that Apple is changing its course. The PCalc app and widget will remain in the App Store, and all calculator-type widgets will be allowed as well, an Apple spokesperson has confirmed to us. From our understanding, the calculator use case was not one that Apple had anticipated, which is why an App Store reviewer originally explained to Thomson that he would need to adjust the app, or risk being pulled from the App Store. James Thomson still hasn't…
  • Spotify Brings New Design, Your Music to iPad App

    Federico Viticci
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    Spotify updated their iPad app this morning, bringing a long-awaited design refresh in line with iOS 7 and the company's iPhone app, which received a drastic redesign back in April. On top of visual changes, Spotify also brought the service's music collection feature, called Your Music, to the iPad. The new Spotify for iPad keeps the app's split-pane navigation (introduced in 2012 and highly reminiscent of Twitter's original iPad app), allowing you to see multiple columns with lists of albums, artists, or songs at the same time. The app's graphical assets have been updated to drop 3D effects,…
  • Tim Cook: I’m Proud to be Gay

    Graham Spencer
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    Tim Cook, in an op-ed for Bloomberg Businessweek: Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day. It’s made me more empathetic, which has led to a richer life. It’s been tough and uncomfortable at times, but it has given me the confidence to be myself, to follow my own path, and to rise above adversity and bigotry. It’s also given me the skin of a rhinoceros, which comes in handy when you’re the CEO of Apple. A powerful and courageous…
  • Apple Asks PCalc Developer to Remove iOS 8 Widget

    Federico Viticci
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    As tweeted by PCalc developer James Thomson today, he will be forced to remove the app's iOS 8 widget. Following an approval that saw PCalc 3.3 launch alongside iOS 8 and a feature in Apple's “Great Apps for iOS 8” App Store section, the company has informed Thomson that “Notification Center widgets on iOS cannot perform any calculations”. Curious app rejections aren't new to the App Store, but being forced to remove a feature that was approved, featured by the App Store team, and appreciated by thousands of users is a different story. As Thomson tweeted, he invested…
 
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  • Apple Watch starts countdown on face off with Swiss industry

    MacDailyNews
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    “Forty years ago, the Swiss watch industry nearly died. The advent of Japanese quartz watches, cheaper and more accurate than their mechanical Swiss rivals, drove many traditional watchmakers out of business,” James Shotter and Tim Bradshaw report for The Financial Times. “Two generations on, a new question is occupying the country’s watch industry: will Apple’s new smartwatch be the prelude to a similar upheaval?” “‘I am sure that these devices represent a new market segment, and that, in the medium term, this segment will have more value than the…
  • Goldman Sachs CEO: Apple’s Tim Cook coming out as gay ‘will resonate powerfully’

    MacDailyNews
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    “Tim Cook’s declaration on Thursday that ‘I’m proud to be gay’ made him the first publicly gay chief executive of a Fortune 500 company,” James B. Stewart reports for The New York Times. “But Mr. Cook isn’t just any chief executive. And Apple isn’t any company. It’s one of the most profitable companies in the Fortune 500 and ranks No. 1 on the magazine’s annual ranking of the most admired companies.” “As Lloyd Blankfein, the chief executive of Goldman Sachs, put it, ‘He’s chief executive of the Fortune One. Something has…
  • How Apple, Inc. went thermonuclear on Samsung, erasing Android’s primary profit center

    MacDailyNews
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    “After failing to do much more than embarrass Samsung Electronics in years-long legal battles over patent infringement, Apple has rapidly obliterated Samsung’s mobile division profitability, rendering it as barrenly unprofitable as every other Android or Windows licensee with razor thin margins in the phone, PC and tablet market,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider. MacDailyNews Take: An iPhone with a larger screen option will hurt Samsung immeasurably more than myriad, unending traipses through the legal morass. – MacDailyNews, May 2, 2014 “While…
  • Russian politician says Apple CEO Tim Cook ‘should be banned for life’ from country after coming out as gay

    MacDailyNews
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:04 pm
    “Hours after Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly addressed his sexuality for the first time, a St Petersburg politician has called for him to be banned from Russia,” Kashmira Gander reports for The Independent. “According to a translation by Buzzfeed, anti-LGBT campaigner Vitaly Milonov, a member of the Legislative Assembly of St Petersburg, drew on stereotypes of homosexuals to suggest Tim Cook could bring ‘Aids and gonorrhea’ to Russia,” Gander reports. “He told the FlashNord website: ‘what could he [Cook] bring us? The Ebola virus, Aids, gonorrhea?
  • Apple supplier Cirrus Logic forecasts strong holiday quarter anticipating strong iPhone 6/Plus sales

    MacDailyNews
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    “Cirrus Logic Inc. which makes audio chips for Apple Inc., forecast much better-than-expected revenue for the current holiday quarter in anticipation of strong iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales,” Anya George Tharakan reports for Reuters. “The company’s shares rose as much as 6.4 percent in extended trading on Wednesday,” Tharakan reports. “Cirrus, which gets about three quarters of its revenue from Apple, forecast third-quarter revenue of $265 million to $285 million, much higher than the average analyst estimate of $216.8 million, according to Thomson Reuters…
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  • ‘Run Sackboy! Run!’ Reunites Us With LittleBigPlanet’s Hero

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Remember that little knitted creature in the popular game LittleBigPlanet? The game’s name is so apt because as little as the creatures may seem, the game became quite big it had 3 versions for the PlayStation plus other versions. If you’ve been playing more on your iPhone or iPad, and you were a big fan of LittleBigPlanet, we have some good news for you! PlayStation Mobile Inc. just released an iOS game featuring LittleBigPlanet’s knitted hero: Run Sackboy! Run! It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what the game is all about: running through a world full…
  • Don’t Expect WhatsApp Voice Calls Till Early 2015

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Aside from “normal” texting and iMessage, my go-to messaging app is WhatsApp. Since it has basically all the features that other messaging apps have, my main reason is that it was the first one I tried, and that most of my contacts use it. The only gripe I have about WhatsApp is that you can’t make voice calls, unlike with Viber. As can be expected, WhatsApp has been rumored to be working on the voice calling feature. Earlier this year, the rumor mill said that we’d have WhatsApp voice calls by the second half of 2014. We’re nearing the end of the year, and it…
  • Apple Pay Must Overcome Corporate Politics and Greed in Order to Succeed

    Kraig Becker
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In the early days of Apple Pay’s existence, it has already becoming abundantly clear that it will need to overcome corporate politics and greed, rather than wide-scale adoption by the public, if it hopes to succeed. The new NFC-enabled, contactless payment service from Apple, has only been available for a little more than a week, and already it has received both strong support, and faced serious opposition to its use. As perhaps the most secure method of making purchases available today, credit card companies and banks have been quick to embrace the service. Meanwhile, corporate…
  • Want to Cure Your Phone Addiction? Meet Mr Offlime!

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Mobile phone addicts, if you want to deal with your problem, and you have gone past the first stage of acceptance, then there’s an app for you. That’s no typo up there, because there really is an app for that: the Mr Offlime cure iPhone addiction app. Ironic as it may seem, Mr Offlime has to be installed on your phone to work. It’s a gamified app tracks how much time you spend doing things on your phone such as playing Bejeweled Blitz, Game of War, Clash of Clans, Diner Dash, or whatever floats your boat. Developed by a Japanese team comprised of a programmer, designer, and…
  • 3 iPhone 6 Accessories for the Fitness Buff

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    So you have the new iPhone, and you’re worried about bending, dropping, or scratching it. You run regularly, or go to the gym daily. Of course you’re going to be concerned about sweat and dirt ruining your phone! The good news is that iPhone accessory makers are always quick on the ball. Even before a new iPhone is released, we already get leaks based on the iPhone cases. If you’re looking for iPhone 6 accessories that will meet the needs of a fitness buff, here are 3 of the best out there. iPhone 6 Accessories for the Fitness Buff OtterBox iPhone 6 Case – Defender…
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  • AT&T admits to testing “unique tracker” on smartphones, offers opt-out option

    Chris Barylick
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    This isn’t the best news. According to Forbes, wireless carriers Verizon and AT&T have ceded that they’re tagging their customers with unique codes that are visible to third parties, making smartphone users far easier to track on the Web than they’ve ever been before, targeted advertising being that much easier to create as a result of this. After the findings by researchers, AT&T admitted it’s “testing” a new way of tracking its customers for ad display purposes. “There’s nothing ready to announce,” said AT&T spokesperson Mark Siegel. “We’re still…
  • Apple Pay fans tears down CurrentC’s App Store rating, MCX suggests possible switch to NFC technology

    Chris Barylick
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    The most recent volley in the NFC payment war between Apple Pay and the MCX consortium’s CurrentC mobile payment service has been fired. And it has a lot to do with app reviews. Per 9to5Mac, a number of users have expressed their displeasure with the CurrentC app, at the time of writing, the app having accumulated 2,856 1-star reviews against a total of just 30 reviews giving it 2 stars or more … The movement to boycott merchants who are members of the MCX consortium also seems to be growing in popularity, gaining a Boycott MCX website with a full list of members. When you click on…
  • Hours after citing capable security, CurrentC announces unauthorized access of users’ email accounts

    Chris Barylick
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Hubris, anyone? Just hours after publishing a blog post answering some questions about its upcoming CurrentC mobile payments system and touting the security of its cloud-based storage of sensitive information, the company behind the effort, Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) has alerted users of unauthorized access to their email addresses. Per MacRumors, the company released the following statement: Thank you for your interest in CurrentC. You are receiving this message because you are either a participant in our pilot program or requested information about CurrentC. Within the last 36 hours,…
  • IHS iSuppli completes iPad Air 2 teardown, estimates slightly higher manufacturing and component costs

    Chris Barylick
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    As is customary, the new iPad Air has been torn down to get an approximate fix on his much its component pieces retailed for. The answer for the iPad Air 2 is about US$275. Per MacRumors and Re/code, research firm IHS iSuppli has torn down the new iPad Air 2 in an attempt to estimate Apple’s component costs for the device. According to IHS iSuppli’s estimates, the 16 GB iPad Air 2 costs Apple roughly US$275 to build, just one dollar more than last year’s iPad Air. The report unsurprisingly points out that Apple benefits from stronger profit margins as users move to higher…
  • Microsoft releases updated Office 365 APIs, iOS SDKs to development community

    Chris Barylick
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    Not that the competition between Apple and Microsoft will ever truly go away, but this could herald in slightly better relations between the two companies, especially given how long it took Microsoft Office to come to iOS. Per The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Microsoft has released a new series of tools for developers looking to improve integration between their apps and the company’s Office 365 service. For iOS users and developers, the main point of interest will be the new 365 APIs for mail, files, calendar, and contacts. There is currently more than 400 petabytes of data stored via…
 
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  • “If only…” thoughts on iOS

    Curt Blanchard
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Opinion by Curt Blanchard If only…#1. Here’s a iPhone contradiction. One of the common complaints about the iPhone is that its battery doesn’t allow heavy users to get through a long day without recharging. Yet with each iteration, Apple makes the phone thinner. I think there is room in Apple’s line-up to make, let’s call […]
  • Triple Charging FM Clock Radio – Review

    Curt Blanchard
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Triple Charging FM Clock Radio Manufacturer: iHome Model: iDL 100 MSRP: $149.95 iHome iDL 100 Remember when we all had clock radios beside our beds? The iPhone has all but replaced the need for these nearly quaint devices. iHome has just introduced a product that updates the old standby: a bedside radio that charges your […]
  • Domke Chronicle Camera Bag – Review

    Sam Negri
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Domke Chronicle Camera Bag Tiffen Price: $317-$350 The Domke Chronicle is a rectangular camera bag made of heavy duty canvas. It comes with three detachable inserts than can be configured in a number of ways to accommodate a Digital Single Lens Reflex camera (DSLR) and a couple of lenses. It also has four expandable pockets, […]
  • MyMac Podcast 528: Apple’s Cash Machine

    The MyMac Podcast
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Guy’s still in Florida? No probe for Gaz as he gets Karl Madden from the Mac & Forth Podcast to join him. They talk about Apple’s fiscal year and their seemingly unstoppable cash generating machine Download the show here RSS Feed for your podcast app Subscribe in iTunes Links: Gaz’s Tip: ctrl + eject brings […]
  • iHome iBN6 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker + Speakerphone – Review

    John Nemerovski
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    iBN6 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker + Speakerphone iHome Audio Price: $99 This versatile and compact one-piece speaker from iHome Audio has the potential to be a holiday and summertime success, in spite of a few unfortunate design elements. Sound performance is acceptably loud and midrange-focused for personal or small group indoor and outdoor listening. Bluetooth […]
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  • This app uses iOS 8 HealthKit to tell you when you’re going to die

    John Brownlee
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    HealthKit’s supposed to make it easier to stay healthy. This app doesn’t care about your health. It wants you to die, and it’s going to tell you exactly when that will happen. The app is called Deadline, and it’s not…Read more ›
  • Avoid the snooze button with Withings’ Aura smart sleep system

    Staff Writer
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    This post is brought to you by Withings, creator of the Withings Aura smart sleep system. Do you hit the snooze button every morning when you wake up? You’re not the only one. According to surveys, over half Americans do. And…Read more ›
  • Cops can force you to use Touch ID, but not your passcode

    Luke Dormehl
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    One of the big pluses of iOS 8 has been the security measures Apple has taken, meaning that the company can no longer bypass security passwords to access your data if it’s requested by law enforcement. While viewed as a…Read more ›
  • ICYMI: Tim Cook’s proudest moment

    Rob LeFebvre
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s been a full week here at Cult of Mac, so we’ve once again put together a special Newsstand issue — all of the best news stories and features compiled in one place to read through easily on your iPad…Read more ›
  • Apple loses title of best tablet maker to Amazon in latest J.D. Power rankings

    John Brownlee
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    Back in May, Apple’s iPad regained its illustrious titles as the top tablet according to the J.D. Power’s U.S. Tablet Satisfaction survey. Fast forward five months, and Apple’s lost the title… to Amazon, of all companies. Is this even real…Read more ›
 
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  • Customizing Your Mac’s Trackpad

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

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

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

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

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

    John Gruber
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:51 pm
    This is a shame, because I was really looking forward to Taibbi’s Racket, which he envisioned as a modern-day Spy magazine. But it’s no wonder Taibbi bristled under these First Look guys: Taibbi and other journalists who came to First Look believed they were joining a free-wheeling, autonomous, and unstructured institution. What they found instead was a confounding array of rules, structures, and systems imposed by Omidyar and other First Look managers on matters both trivial — which computer program to use to internally communicate, mandatory regular company-wide meetings,…
  • Tim Cook: ‘I’m Proud to Be Gay’

    John Gruber
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    Tim Cook, writing in Businessweek: We’ll continue to fight for our values, and I believe that any CEO of this incredible company, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation, would do the same. And I will personally continue to advocate for equality for all people until my toes point up. When I arrive in my office each morning, I’m greeted by framed photos of Dr. King and Robert F. Kennedy. I don’t pretend that writing this puts me in their league. All it does is allow me to look at those pictures and know that I’m doing my part, however small, to help others. We pave the sunlit…
  • ‘Still’

    John Gruber
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Sephko on Google conquering the world.  ★ 
  • Assessing the Damage Caused by Credit Card Rewards

    John Gruber
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Ron Lieber, writing for the NYT back in 2010: Life might be simpler and more efficient if retailers could levy a surcharge that covers their costs to accept cards and let consumers figure out whether to pay it. But the card companies don’t allow that, and Congress hasn’t yet forced their hand, though this is now how things work in Australia (where some retailers charge excessive fees, alas). So what’s an American consumer to do in the meantime? For help answering that, I turned to Dave Hanson. Mr. Hanson, a Spokane, Wash., resident, is one of the savviest card users I know. He also…
  • Yahoo Finance: ‘Apple Pay Sides With Credit Card Industry Over Consumer Interests’

    John Gruber
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Aaron Pressman, writing for Yahoo Finance: Apple has regularly delighted its customers with cool products on its way to becoming the most valuable company in the United States. But it hasn’t always stood up for its customers’ best economic interests. Take the case of Apple Pay. Apple partnered with the three major credit card networks, Visa, Mastercard and American Express and the big bank card issuers such as JP Morgan Chase. That is likely a smart move from a business perspective, because so many Apple customers are frequent credit card users and prior mobile payment services have had…
 
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  • BBM update will bring Message Retraction, Timed Messages and more

    DJ Reyes
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    BlackBerry's instant messaging service BBM will be seeing an update across all OS platforms in the next few days. It has been available through BlackBerry Beta Zone for some users from a few weeks now and it now ready for everyone. The most notable new feature is Timed Messages which allows users to send a 'secret' message to a contact for a pre-set duration of time. You will also be able to retract any accidentally sent messages. We've all been there, so that may be a handy addition. New BBM features include: Timed Messages: Set how long contacts have access to messages and pictures shared…
  • How to pair the Microsoft Band with the iPhone

    Mark Guim
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    What makes the Microsoft Band really cool is that it supports multiple platforms. It works with iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. If you have an iPhone, then we're here to show you how to set up the Band with it. We'll run you through it in the video up top, but read on for step-by-step instructions. Connect the magnetic charging connector on the USB charging cable to the charging port on the band and plug the USB end of the cable into a powered USB port (USB 2.0 or greater). This should wake up the Microsoft Band. On your iPhone, install Microsoft Health from the App Store. On your Microsoft…
  • Court rules that cops can compel you to surrender your fingerprint to unlock iPhone

    Chuong H Nguyen
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:07 pm
    A Virginia Beach Circuit Court judge ruled that law enforcement officials can compel you to unlock your smartphone with a fingerprint, but that they can't force you to enter in your passcode or password to unlock your device. Judge Steven Frucci says that obtaining a fingerprint is like obtaining a DNA sample or a physical key, things that would have to be surrendered in an investigation anyways. Passcodes would be considered knowledge, and not a physical object, so they deserve more protection under the law. The ruling arose from a case surrounding Emergency Medical Services tech David…
  • Banks exploring their own solutions to compete with Apple Pay

    Chuong H Nguyen
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:53 pm
    It looks like major banks are working on their own mobile payment app that would rival Apple Pay and other solutions on the market today, like Google Wallet and Softcard/ISIS. A MasterCard executive stated that banks are beginning to explore technology that would allow it to offer their own solution. MasterCard SVP for mobile and emerging payments James Anderson said: Banks all around the world are working on this right now. Banks would leverage software, rather than hardware, to increase adoption, according to PC World: The most likely way will be through a technology called host card…
  • iMore show 428: Continuity Konami code

    Rene Ritchie
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:57 pm
    The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode — We've got the new iPad Air 2 and we share our thoughts about the display, performance, and camera. Tim Cook made us proud. The App Store rejected then re-accepted calculator widgets — why? Pixelmator should charge more, and how to get Continuity to work. With Serenity Caldwell, Ally Kazmucha, and Rene Ritchie. Support the iMore show: Go to Squarespace.com use the offer code iMORE to get 10% off. Go to getsworl.com and use offer code iMORE for a 20% discount. Subscribe in…
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  • How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

    timothy
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Nerval's Lobster writes Apple design chief Jony Ive has spent the past several weeks talking up how the Apple Watch is an evolution on many of the principles that guided the evolution of timepieces over the past several hundred years. But the need to recharge the device on a nightly basis, now confirmed by Apple CEO Tim Cook, is a throwback to ye olden days, when a lady or gentleman needed to keep winding her or his pocket-watch in order to keep it running. Watch batteries were supposed to bring "winding" to a decisive end, except for that subset of people who insist on carrying around a…
  • Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

    timothy
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    An anonymous reader writes Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly come out as gay. While he never hid his sexuality from friends, family, and close co-workers, Cook decided it was time to make it publicly known in the hopes that the information will help others who don't feel comfortable to do so. He said, "I don't consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I've benefited from the sacrifice of others. So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their…
  • Tech Giants Donate $750 Million In Goods and Services To Underprivileged Schools

    Soulskill
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    mrspoonsi sends news that a group of major tech companies has combined to donate $750 million worth of gadgets and services to students in 114 schools across the U.S. Apple is sending out $100 million worth of iPads, MacBooks, and other products. O'Reilly Media is making $100 million worth of educational content available for free. Microsoft and Autodesk are discounting software, while Sprint and AT&T are offering free wireless service. This is part of the ConnectED Initiative, a project announced by the Obama Administration last year to bring modern technology to K-12 classrooms. The FCC…
  • Here's Why Apple Rejected Your iOS App

    samzenpus
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    Nerval's Lobster writes Everybody knows that Apple runs a tight ship when it comes to approving iOS apps for its App Store, rejecting software because it features porn, allows gambling, installs types of executable code, etc. But Apple also denies apps for some pretty esoteric reasons, many of which are only just coming to light. Want to have an App that uses GPS to automatically control a real-world aircraft or automobile? Sorry, that's not allowed, presumably because Apple doesn't want iOS to serve as a drone controller. (Imagine the liability issues.) Also, apps that report your location…
  • Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

    samzenpus
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    An anonymous reader writes CVS and Rite Aid have reportedly shut off the NFC-based contactless payment option at point of sale terminals in thousands of stores. The move will make it impossible to pay for products using Apple Pay or Google Wallet. Rite Aid posted at their stores: "Please note that we do not accept Apple Pay at this time. However we are currently working with a group of large retailers to develop a mobile wallet that allows for mobile payments attached to credit cards and bank accounts directly from a smart phone. We expect to have this feature available in the first half of…
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  • Business Card Shop 6 for Mac OS X adds over 15 new features

    dsellers
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    Chronos has announced Business Card Shop 6, an upgrade to its business card software for OS X. The new version requires Mac OS X Yosemite and includes 3D headlines and QR Codes to increase the impact and effectiveness of cards. In all, over 15 new features have been added. Business Card Shop supports 700+ card stocks including those from Avery, PaperDirect, NEATO, and more. It comes with over 195 pre-designed templates for over 195 different professions. It also comes with a collection of artwork (over 1.4 GB in size) from artists all over the world.   read more
  • LinkOptimizer optimized for Mac OS X Yosemite

    dsellers
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:28 am
    Zevrix Solutions (www.zevrix.com) has announced LinkOptimizer 4.9.28, a maintenance update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer lets you reduce the size of InDesign links and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data, performing essential image adjustments and converting file formats. The new version delivers Mac OS X Yosemite compatibility. read more
  • Cocktail (Yosemite Edition) revved to version 8.0.1

    dsellers
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    Maintain has served up Cocktail 8.0.1 (http://cocktail.maintain.se), a new version of its Mac OS X utility that's compatible with Yosemite. It addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to clear DNS cache, fixes compatibility issues with EtreCheck and contains other bug fixes and improvements. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. Its features are arranged into five categories that help you manage various aspects of your computer. read more
  • Kool Tools: BBEdit 11.0

    dsellers
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    Bare Bones Software's BBEdit 11.0, an upgrade to its professional strength HTML and text editor, builds on a modernized foundation with newly overhauled systems for Find Differences, Clippings, and syntax coloring. Plus, it adds dozens of enhancements and new features. read more
  • Seth Rogen to play Steve 'Woz' Wozniak

    dsellers
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Seth Rogen will play Steve Wozniak alongside Christian Bale, who has been cast in the role of Steve Jobs in Sony’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, reports "Variety" (http://bit.ly/1vltQvl). The film is based on Walter Isaacson’s book and adapted by Aaron Sorkin, writer of "West Wing," "The Social Network," and more.  Steve Jobs will be the second film based on the life of the late Apple co-founder and CEO. Open Road’s 2011 film, "Jobs," starring Ashton Kutcher in the title role, was critically drubbed and made only US$35 million worldwide.
 
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  • Star Apps: Daniel Ash

    Josh Rotter
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Today Love and Rockets' former front man is more comfortable behind the decks.
  • 5 frightening indie games

    Tuong Nguyen
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Spend Halloween in a funhouse of horror with our favorite spine-chilling indie games.
  • Star Apps: Yelle

    Josh Rotter
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    The French electropop artist chats about her new album, "Complètement Fou," and the apps she's completely crazy about.
  • Star Apps: The Madden Brothers

    Josh Rotter
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Good Charlotte founders and brothers Benji and Joel Madden return to their pop-rock roots on "Greetings From California."
  • Get Avast Internet Security 2015 for 25 percent off

    Tuong Nguyen
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    Get superior antivirus protection from one of the most trusted names in the industry for just $37.49.
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  • Apple Opening New Retail Store in Lille, France Soon

    Richard Padilla
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    Apple today unveiled its traditional black barriers around its forthcoming store in Lille, France, indicating that is construction is winding down as a grand opening is imminent, reports MacGeneration (Google Translate). The store will contain two levels and span 1400 square meters (roughly 15000 square feet). MacGeneration notes that the store will likely be opened by the end of November, which would mark Apple's eighteenth store in France following the iconic Apple Store Opéra and other locations in cities like Lyon. Apple noted in its earnings conference call last week that it expects to…
  • Refurbished 2014 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Now Available in Apple's Online Store

    Juli Clover
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Apple today added several new models of the current 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro to its online store for refurbished products, marking their first availability at a lower cost since their July 2014 launch date. There are six different models available, which are currently mistakenly listed under the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro section, an error that should be corrected soon. While one machine displays a shipping estimate of 24 hours, the rest offer shipping estimates of three to five days. Discounts of more than $400 are available on some models, with prices that are approximately 15 percent…
  • Twelve South Launches Horizontal BookArc Stand for Mac Pro

    Mitchel Broussard
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    Twelve South today announced a new horizontal stand designed specifically for the new model of Mac Pro. Unlike most of Twelve South's product line, the BookArc for Mac Pro is made of a shinier chrome plate that offsets the deep black colors of the Mac Pro itself. The specially designed stand allows Mac Pros to be placed horizontally, saving vertical space in cabinets and on shelves. Earlier in the year Apple confirmed horizontal placement of the Mac Pro unit was safe and operable, under certain guidelines. The beautiful, arc-shaped stand holds a Mac Pro horizontally, cutting the vertical…
  • Buyer's Guide: Discounts on Original iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, MacBook Air, and Apple Accessories

    Juli Clover
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Now that Apple's iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are available, retailers have been offering discounts on the original iPad Air and the iPad mini 2. There are quite a few deals on previous-generation higher capacity cellular and Wi-Fi iPads, and this week also sees some discounts on remaining 2013 Retina MacBook Pro inventory and deals on some Apple accessories. MacBook Air Best Buy is offering the current 13.3-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB MacBook Air for $849 ($150 off), which is the lowest price that we've seen on that particular machine. iPad Air (last year's model) The iPad Air has seen…
  • Discarded Power Mac G5s 'Upcycled' Into Modern Office Furniture

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    Apple's Power Mac G5 has a distinctive aluminum design that was disruptive when it launched in 2003. Inspired by this milestone in design, designer Klaus Geiger has "upcycled" this aging Apple hardware into furniture because the machines are "simply too good to be disposed of." (via DesignBoom) As part of a project aptly titled "Benchmarc", Geiger has carefully created a sitting bench using a carved wooden plank that forms a bridge between two Power Mac G5 units. The machining on the wood is aligns the curve perfectly with the shape of the Power Mac chassis. Beyond benches, Geiger also has…
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    The Mac Observer

  • Yosemite: Maximizing Windows & the Green “Stoplight” Button

    Melissa Holt
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Have you noticed that the green "stoplight" button that appears in the upper-left corner of your windows is somewhat different in Yosemite? It used to toggle your window's size, and now it's forcing you into full-screen mode-but only sometimes! What the heck is going on?! Luckily, that's what this Quick Tip is here to tell us.
  • Meijer, the CurrenctC/MCX Member Who Refuses to Block Apple Pay

    Bryan Chaffin
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Meet Meijer, the 213-store retailer that is a member of the MCX/CurrentC wannabe hegemony. Like Rite Aid and CVS, Meijer has NFC-equipped payment terminals that support Apple Pay. Unlike Rite Aid and CVS, Meijer, has no intention of blocking Apple Pay and is listed as an Apple Pay supporter by Apple.
  • Get Free Bitcoins with 52 Website Faucets that Really Pay [Update]

    Bryan Chaffin
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    I've gathered 52 different Bitcoin "faucets"-websites that pay out free Bitcoins just for loading up a page full of ads-and tested them to make sure they actually pay out. I started off with eight sites, but this update adds several more and removes some faucets that have gone dark for a total of 52 different Bitcoin faucets that really pay, plus a Dogecoin faucet and a Litecoin faucet.
  • Last Chance for The Bluetooth Shower Speaker: $39

    Bryan Chaffin
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The Blue Bluetooth Shower Speaker has been a very popular deal with our readers, but there's just four days left. For $39, you can get a water-resistant speaker built for your shower. That means music or podcasts or whatever sound floats your boat while you bathe, without worrying about wrecking your iPhone. Huzzah! It has a rechargable battery, works up to ten meters from the source, and connects to your iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac, PC, or Android device via Bluetooth.
  • CES Rebrands iLounge Pavilion as iProducts, Hopes to Attract Macworld Expo Exhibitors

    Bryan Chaffin
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    CES announced Thursday a major rebranding of the Apple-centric show-within-a-show that takes place in January. The company said it was changing the name from the iLounge Pavilion to the iProducts Marketplace. The change comes in the wake of Macworld/iWorld going on hiatus, and CES made it clear they want to snag as many vendors from its erstwhile competitor as possible.
 
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  • Apple Reports Fourth-Quarter Results

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

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

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

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

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

    Ricky Buchanan
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:24 am
    Third-party custom keyboards were one of the accessibility enhancements that was most anticipated in iOS 8. One of the most popular third-party keyboards is a tap-typing keyboard called Fleksy which boasts a super-accurate autocorrect and many other features. Description from Fleksy’s own website: Tap-typing reinvented. Fleksy is the Fastest Keyboard in the World. It makes typing fast, accurate, and so easy you can even type without looking. Fleksy is available for both iPhone and iPad. It costs $0.99, with an additional in-app purchase $0.99 for premium themes. A note about the…
  • Weekend Roundup for 26 October 2014

    Ricky Buchanan
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Here are some of the best articles, links, and new products that I have spotted online in the past week or so which have some relevance to Apple products and disabled or chronically ill users … OS X Links Still a bunch of articles about Yosemite – the new version of Mac OS X – which was released last week. Don’t forget to take a look at our Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Accessibility Roundup. Top 10 Hidden Features of OS X Yosemite Customizing Yosemite for a Low Vision User (Yosemite Accessibility Overview) ‘OK, Mac': Using Automator’s Dictation Commands, new in Yosemite…
  • Fiona is Learning to Communicate

    Ricky Buchanan
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    When your family starts using AAC for a young child it can seem like an endless and frightening process. There’s a wonderful post this week from Star In Her Eye about how Fiona, age three, is starting to use her iPad purposefully for communication. This is from Fiona’s mother: Petra is playing with a ball on the floor. Fiona’s on the couch with me. I hit “ball” on the talker. I ask Fiona, “Do you want to play with Petra?” I hit “play” and “with” and “Petra.” She shakes her head, starts jabbing her thumb at the screen. It takes her sometimes ten hits to get…
  • iOS 8 Keyboards for Accessibility

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

    Ricky Buchanan
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Here are some of the best articles, links, and new products that I have spotted online in the past week or so which have some relevance to Apple products and disabled or chronically ill users … OS X Links Mac speech recognition users – make sure you’ve upgraded Dragon Dictate to 4.0.5 for Safari 7.1 Compatibility. Pretty much all of the OS X links for this week have been rolled up into the Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Accessibility Roundup. iOS Links Meet the new Connect Case for iPad – great for switch users! Connect iPad Case includes switch adapters and a speaker. nobiggi: A…
 
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  • Friday Morning News

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Tim Cook has spoken out often about equality and gay rights, indeed earlier this week we linked to the video of his acceptance speech on that topic at the Alabama Academy of Honor. He has now written a piece for Bloomberg Business Week, in which he announced “I’m proud to be gay” and what lead to him deciding to make that fact public. As he noted he has not hidden this in the past but neither had he publicly acknowledged it. It is a well written
  • Thursday Morning News

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    It doesn’t really impact us yet but Apple Pay is dominating the Apple news at the moment. From people filming themselves buying a banana to retailers deciding to not support it. During his time at Wall Street D yesterday, Tim Cook said over a million cards had ben activated. Meanwhile Wall Mart was forced to say why it doesn’t support Apple Pay. In addition retailers who use the rival MXC system have moved to drop Apple Pay. Sadly for them MXC hasn’t stood all that firmly behind them. It has denied that its terms prevent them using a competing
  • Wednesday Morning News

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Photo WSJ.D Live In the clash of events we had two senior Apple executives speaking on stage overnight at the WSJ.D live and the Code/Mobile conference. WSJ.D Live had the really big name with Apple CEO Tim Cook appearing at their event. Cook covered quite a bit of ground during his time on stage. He touched on interest in a potential partnership with Chinese technology firm Alibaba and will be meeting with their head Jack Ma later this week to discuss it.
  • Tuesday Morning News

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:17 pm
  • Monday Morning News

    26 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    We have been living with OS X Yosemite for just over a week now. As you settle in with the new OS, you might be wondering how it is performing. Slightly better than Mavericks according analytics firm Chitika. 9to5Mac report that according to Chitika Yosemite is installed on 12.8% of Macs against 12.4% for Mavericks at the same time. Macworld meanwhile is reporting that
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  • Kdan’s PDF Reader 6 Premium Packs More Punch

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    State College, Pennsylvania – Software developer Kdan Mobile is set to release PDF Reader 6 Premium, the latest generation of the company’s flagship PDF Reader app. Compatible with the latest Apple’s mobile operation system, iOS 8, PDF Reader 6 Premium features a stunning new user interface, and key upgrades and additions such as such as iCloud Drive, Touch ID, auto rectangle detection, and photo sharing extension. Also, in a move much anticipated by users, this latest version of PDF Reader is specially designed as a universal app, so that with one purchase PDF Reader 6…
  • Fly to stars and examine the Solar System with Explorium-Space for Kids

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Minsk, Belarus – Puppet Life is pleased to introduce the second app of Explorium-Space for Kids for iOS and Android devices. The app is a family-friendly educational app that engages children in space exploration providing curious encyclopedic facts and brainy mini-games. Explorium-Space for Kids gives children a unique opportunity to examine our Solar System and discover its wonders. Together with Alex and Alice little space heroes travel through the Universe, learn planets, stars and constellations, play challenging mini-games and collect space objects to decorate their own planet.
  • MailShot Pro released for iOS – Top-selling Group Email App Goes Large

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom – Soluble Apps today is proud to announce the release of MailShot Pro 3.6, the latest update to its popular group email application for iOS devices. MailShot Pro creates unique group contacts which can be used like a regular contact from other apps, including the standard Mail app. Over quarter of a million people now use MailShot to send their email to groups. This update adds support for iOS 8, and for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus’s larger screens, and works around an issue Apple introduced in iOS8 for non-english characters. “MailShot…
  • The Cutest Nursery Rhymes Entertain Kids on iPhone and iPad

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Mumbai, India – Touchzing Media, an app developer company, today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Cute Nursery Rhymes & Songs For Kids 1.0, a sing-along app for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android devices. With lots of interactive elements and sounds, toddlers will love these nursery rhymes and songs. The app is free to download and try out. The scenes are artistically drawn and painted and are fun for babies to use. There are five favorite kids songs in the app: Humpty Dumpty, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Jack and Jill, Itsy Bitsy Spider and It’s…
  • MacXDVD Steps up with iPad Air 2/Mini 3 Support in DVD Video Converter

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:50 am
    Chengdu, China – MacXDVD, the multimedia software development pioneer, is proud to announce a major update in all mainstream products, which are now perfectly paired with Apple’s newly released iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. It means that even the unfriendly HD videos and DVD movies can be converted for playing on iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3’s high resolution screens with the aid of the latest versions of DVD rippers and video converters. Besides, its flagships MacX DVD Ripper Pro and MacX Video Converter Pro can produce better compatibility with Yosemite due to the great boost…
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  • Kdan's PDF Reader 6 Premium Packs More Punch

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Kdan Mobile is set to release PDF Reader 6 Premium for Apple's iOS, the most recent generation of the company's flagship PDF Reader app. Compatible with iOS 8, PDF Reader 6 Premium features a new user interface and exclusive features such as iCloud Drive, Touch ID, auto rectangle detection, and photo sharing extension. Also, this latest version of PDF Reader is specially designed as a universal app, so that with one purchase PDF Reader 6 Premium can be downloaded to both iPad and iPhone.
  • Fly to stars and examine the Solar System with Explorium-Space for Kids

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    Puppet Life is thrilled to announce its new game Explorium series - Space for Kids for iOS and Android devices. It is especially designed for kids from 4 to 8 years old and available in 5 languages (English, Russian, German, French and Spanish). The app gives children a unique opportunity to examine our Solar System and discover its wonders. Explorium-Space for Kids also provides an effective memory and attention training, challenges logic skills, and more.
  • PFiddlesoft Releases UI Actions 2.3.0

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    PFiddlesoft releases UI Actions 2.3.0, an update to its AppleScript utility, bringing "universal attachability" to AppleScript on Mac OS X. From then on, the script will be triggered automatically every time the user performs the actions you specify in the target application. A UI action script can respond to all manner of user actions, such as opening or closing a window, selecting a menu and many others. This version adds support for new accessibility features, minor improvements and more.
  • The Cutest Nursery Rhymes Entertain Kids on iPhone and iPad

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Touchzing Media today introduces Cute Nursery Rhymes & Songs For Kids 1.0, a sing-along app for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android devices. With lots of interactive elements and sounds, toddlers will love these nursery rhymes and songs. The scenes are artistically drawn and painted and are fun for babies to use. Featuring five favorite kids songs, toddlers have a lot to play with, as all the characters and things on the screen do actions or make sounds on touching them.
  • MailShot Pro released for iOS - Top-selling Group Email App Goes Large

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    UK based Soluble Apps today announces MailShot Pro 3.6, the latest update to its popular group email application for iOS devices. MailShot Pro creates unique group contacts which can be used like a regular contact from other apps. MailShot is the only app which can build group emailing right into the standard Mail app. This update adds support for iOS 8, and for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus's larger screens, and works around an issue Apple introduced in iOS8 for non-english characters.
 
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  • Start Your Alchemy Quest At MGS

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    October 30, 2014 6:00 AMAlchemy Quest from Rokapublish is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. In the game players must help the wizard Calen rebuild his alchemy laboratory by completing 100 levels of Match-3 action. Explosive magic fun! In this magical match-3 adventure you must help the wizard Calen rebuild his alchemy laboratory. When the sleepy wizard picked the wrong ingredient during a magic potion experiment, his latest creation promptly blew up in his face. That wasn’t enough to stop him, though: Calen immediately set out on a quest for new ingredients for his…
  • The Future Of Basilisk Games

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    October 30, 2014 6:00 AMBasilisk Games recently posted an update on the status of the company following the release of Eschalon: Book III, the final title in its fantasy RPG trilogy. Despite selling more copies of the third Eschalon game than its predecessor the company did not gain enough revenue to immediately begin work on a new RPG series. Instead, Basilisk has entered an agreement with an investor to develop other games before continuing with its RPG plans.First, Book 3 has sold very well! However, what has sold well is the number of copies- we've sold far more copies of Book 3 than we…
  • Control Command Escape Reviews Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    October 30, 2014 6:00 AMControl Command Escape has posted a new review of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel from Gearbox Software and Aspyr Media. The prequel to the popular story based shooter gives players the chance to discover the story behind the villainous Handsome Jack in an adventure on the moon.To this day, Borderlands 2 is the game in my Steam library that I've put the most hours into (there are actually other games that I've probably invested more time into overall, but they're on console, or at least, not on Steam). Most of that is due to the vast amount of DLC that got put out in the…
  • Fun With Dangerous Relics In The Shopkeeper

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    October 30, 2014 6:00 AMverse publications and Mastertronic have announced the release of The Shopkeeper, a new point-and-click interactive adventure available now for Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs. Taking place in an ordinary antique shop filled with extraordinary curiousities, the game offers short adventures and multiple playthroughs.Andy Payne, CEO, Mastertronic, says, “Can’t wait for people to discover the hidden delights of The Shopkeeper. Its quirky narrative and charming graphics will keep players on their toes as the story twists and turns to uncover more sinister endings. This…
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  • Tim Cook: I’m proud to be gay

    Kenny Hemphill
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    Apple CEO Tim Cook, writing on Business Week, has spoken about his sexuality and about the conflict between maintaining the privacy he holds dear and doing what he believes to be the right thing. Citing Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy as influences, Cook said: ‘I’ve come to realize that my desire for personal privacy has been holding me back from doing something more important. That’s what has led me to today.’ Cook explained that his sexuality had neither been a secret nor an issue at Apple and added ‘While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly…
  • Google Fit stumbles as third-party services wait to get up and running

    Kenny Hemphill
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Google launched its long-anticipated fitness tracking app for Android today. Called Google Fit, the app uses sensors in smartphones to track health and fitness data and log it. It’s also supposed to work with third party apps, hardware, and services according to the company. ‘You can also connect your favourite fitness devices and apps like Strava, Withings, Runtastic, Runkeeper and Noom Coach to Google Fit and we’ll surface all of the relevant data in one spot, giving you a clear and complete view of your fitness,’ said Google Fit director Sabrina Ellis in a blog post. It…
  • Tim Cook on Watch: ‘We think you’re going to end up charging it daily’

    Kenny Hemphill
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    Tim Cook has confirmed that Apple’s Watch, due to ship next year, will need to be charged daily, according to The Verge. The battery life of the Watch has been a subject of much discussion, in part due to the wide variation in the lives of batteries in existing smartwatches. Cook was appearing on stage at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJD Live event in California yesterday. The Apple CEO explained that the company was still trying to understand usage patterns for the Watch because ‘there’s no history,’ but added: ‘I think given my own experience, and others…
  • Leaked screen grabs show next Outlook for Mac

    Kenny Hemphill
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Screen grabs leaked on a website in China, appear to show an as yet unreleased version of Outlook for OS X, with A Yosemite-style user interface, complete with translucency. ‘The email client (and its dock icon) are now fully optimized for Retina displays, according to the report, and Outlook also supports Apple’s native pop-up alerts and Notification Center,’ explained the Verge. It also appears from the screen shots that Office 365, Microsoft’s subscription service for Office, and cloud synchronisation will play a bigger role in the next version. Microsoft…
  • Christian Bale confirmed as Steve Jobs in Sony movie

    Kenny Hemphill
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Aaron Sorkin, who’s writing the screenplay for Sony’s upcoming movie about Steve Jobs, has confirmed that Christian Bale will play the lead role. ‘We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,’ Sorkin told Bloomberg’s Emily Chang. ‘He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.’ Sorkin, who also wrote the screenplay for David Fincher’s movie about the early days of Facebook, The Social Network, is adapting parts of Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs for the big screen. The movie’s…
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  • DragonVale: How to breed a Nightmare Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    NIGHTMARE DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 36 hours 29 minutes BUY-IT Price: 2,600 Gems HOW TO BREED: Howl and Abyss (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 […]
  • Review: Protect your BIG Investment with these 5 Griffin iPhone 6 Plus cases

    Dr. Macenstein
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    My transition from an iPhone 5S to an iPhone 6 Plus has gone relatively smoothly – I would say it took about 5 days to become so accustomed to its larger size that my old 5S now seems toylike in my hand. However, while I may be used to its size, that doesn’t mean it’s dainty, […]
  • Apple’s iPad/iMac event – The Good, The Bad, and the Meh

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

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

    Dr. Macenstein
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    RAGNAROK DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 39 Hours, 27 minutes Hours BUY-IT Price: 1,300 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Lava and Ruin / Blue Fire and Root / Watch and Mountain (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my […]
 
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    MacUpdate: Recent Mac OS X

  • Python 3.4.2 - Object-oriented programming language. (Free)

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language. It is often compared to Tcl, Perl, Scheme, or Java. Python combines remarkable power with very clear syntax. It has modules, classes, exceptions, very high level dynamic data types, and dynamic typing. There are interfaces to many system calls and libraries, as well as to various windowing systems (X11, Motif, Tk, Mac, MFC). New built-in modules are easily written in C or C++. It is also usable as an extension language for applications that need a programmable interface.Version 3.4.2: Library distutils register and…
  • Fone Rescue 4.2 - Recover lost data from your iOS device. (Shareware)

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Fone Rescue helps you recover data lost or accidentally deleted from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. It is capable of recovering up to 12 different file types containing information like SMS, contacts, photos, videos, notes, and social media. By using Fone Rescue, you can easily get erased files back from any situation, such as jailbreak, iOS update, or iDevice damage. Recover Data from iOS Devices Directly or iTunes Backup Files Provides two methods of recovery: recover deleted files from your iOS device directly or retrieve data from previous iTunes backup files. With Fireebok's upscaling…
  • EtreCheck 2.0.8 - For troubleshooting your Mac; displays important system details. (Free)

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    EtreCheck is a simple little app to display the important details of your system configuration and allow you to copy that information to the Clipboard. It is meant to be used with Apple Support Communities to help people help you with your Mac. EtreCheck automatically removes any personally identifiable information from the output.Version 2.0.8: Reduces information about Safari extensions due to Apple software errors Minor bug fixes and localization updates OS X 10.6 or later Download Now
  • Sidekick 4.2.5 - Easy way to change network locations (was Network Location). (Demo)

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Sidekick (was NetworkLocation) is an application that automatically updates your laptop settings based on where you are. Just install the app, configure the places that you frequent, (home, work, a coffee shop, etc.) and never fuss with your settings again!Version 4.2.5: Fixed issue that caused crashes in OS X 10.7 Added support for, and fixed an issue that caused the Apple Mail Checking Frequency action not to work on, OS X 10.10 Yosemite Switched crash reporting servers Fixed issue that could make it difficult to add multiple network profiles for a place. OS X 10.7 or later Download Now
  • LyX 2.1.2.1 - Simplified front end for LaTeX. (Free)

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    LyX is a fully fuctional WYSIWYM (what you see is what you mean) frontend for LaTeX wnich allows users with no programming knowledge to get the full benefits of LaTeX. It differs from products such as TeTeX as one needs to know no code and can simply write and mark any text as a footnote of chapter heading etc., and then hit the PDF button to get a perfectly formatted output.Version 2.1.2.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated. OS X 10.6 or later LaTeX installation like MacTeX Download Now
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    World of Apple

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sugar Skulls Giga Set: 180 Jaw-Dropping Vectors for Just $29

    MacZOT
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    Sugar Skulls Giga Set: 180 Jaw-Dropping Vectors for Just $29 Normally: $130.00 ZOT Price: $29.00 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Sugar Skulls Vector Pack 36: 12 items worth $10   Sugar Skulls Vector Pack 37: 14 items worth $10   Sugar Skulls Vector Pack 38: 14 items worth $10   Sugar Skulls Vector Pack 39: 12 items worth $10   Sugar Skulls Vector Pack 40: 18 items worth $10   Sugar Skulls Vector Pack 41: 14 items worth $10   Sugar Skulls Vector Pack 42: 18 items worth $10   Sugar Skulls Vector Pack 43: 18 items worth $10   Sugar Skulls Vector…
  • Cisdem PDFConverterOCR

    MacZOT
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Cisdem PDFConverterOCR Convert normal/scanned PDF and images to 15 popular document formats like Word, Excel, PPT, Keynote, Pages, etc. Normally: $59.99 ZOT Price: $14.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Need to rework a PDF document, but all you have is a scanned PDF file or Image? No problem. Use the best PDF OCR Converter for Mac to view and convert any scanned PDF into editable and well-formatted Word, Text, PowerPoint, Excel, Rtfd, ePub, HTML, Keynote, Pages, etc. and create editable text files from image-only PDFs. With Up to 49 languages supported for text recognition, it is the…
  • Tenorshare Music Cleanup for Mac

    MacZOT
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Tenorshare Music Cleanup for Mac Clean up and organize your iTunes music library easily! Normally: $39.95 ZOT Price: $9.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Tenorshare Music cleanup for Mac is an excellent iTunes library cleaner which helps to clean up and organize your iTunes library. It does the job by deleting iTunes duplicates, fixing missing and mislabeled music info, like artist, album art, song name, genre, year, etc. It also cleans local music library by removing duplicates.   What Tenorshare iTunes Music Cleanup for Mac can do for you? Remove Duplicate Tracks on iTunes This…
  • Get 100 Halloween Vector Illustrations with an Extended License for Only $5.99

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

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

  • Apple Reverses Position on iOS 8 Calculator Widgets, Lets PCalc Stay on iTunes

    Leif Johnson
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    As we mentioned this morning, Apple attracted some unwanted attention yesterday when it informed James Thompson, the developer behind calculator PCalc, that he'd have to remove the app's iOS 8 widget if he expected the popular app to remain on the app store. Supporters of the app rallied in favor of Thompson not long after, and in the face of such an overwhelming response, the Cupertino company called Thompson personally to announce that it had reversed its decision.A report from TechCrunch claims that Apple hadn't anticipated that the Notification Center widgets could be used in the way…
  • New iOS Games This Week: October 30, 2014

    Andrew Hayward
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:22 pm
  • Seth Rogen Likely to Play Steve 'Woz' Wozniak in New Steve Jobs Biopic

    Leif Johnson
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    According to a report by Variety, actor Seth Rogen will likely be playing Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic starring Christian Bale. There's a touch of iffiness about the claim as TheWrap notes that Rogen doesn't have a deal in place, but most sources agree that Rogen is at least in talks for the role.Rogen will reportedly get to work with Woz himself for advice on the role, which is based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of Jobs. The screenplay itself, written by Aaron Sorkin of The Social Network fame, consists of three lengthy scenes…
  • Price Drop: The Weekend's Best App Deals, October 30

    J Keirn-Swanson
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Could it be Apple's refresh of the Mac mini that has these beloved little boxes back in refurb-land, ready for you to snatch up at deal prices? Hmm, could be. All we know for sure is that we'r not complaining and you shouldn't either, just hop on board these awesome deals.
  • Seth Rogan set to play Woz in upcoming Steve Jobs biopic

    Yoni Heisler
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Seth Rogan has been tapped to play the role of Steve Wozniak in Aaron Sorkin's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, Variety reports. The 32-year-old actor, known for his roles in films such as 40 Year Old Virgin and Pineapple Express, will star alongside...
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2014.10.30

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:34 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 504. Apple rocks the quarterly results. New iMac and Mac mini torn down and benchmarked. iOS 8.1 better, but still some rough edges. The battle over Apple Pay begins. iPad Air 2 specs revealed. That GT Advanced thing. Hacking Continuity on older Macs. Fix for iTunes 12 manual music sync. OS X Mavericks gone from App Store. iOS Keyboards not allowed for Safari passwords. Startup Items not working in OS X Yosemite. OS X Yosemite’s batch re-name feature. Managing OS X Mail Attachments. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast…
  • Maccast 2014.10.17 - Apple's 10.16.2014 Event

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

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

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

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

  • Using Spotlight Search

    Gary Rosenzweig
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Want to know more about Spotlight Search? Apple has a useful overview and some more information about narrowing your file search.
  • Using Mail Markup

    Gary Rosenzweig
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
  • RSS Subscriptions In Safari

    Gary Rosenzweig
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
  • Using iCloud Drive

    Gary Rosenzweig
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
  • The Video Guide To Yosemite

    Gary Rosenzweig
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    We thought that instead of writing a beginners book on Yosemite, why not do what we do best and create videos! So we’ve created The Video Guide To Yosemite. We put together 20 videos with about 2 hours of instruction, and made it super-easy to get by putting it in the Mac App Store. This... Read more »
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    Mac Tutorials - HD

  • 0475 - OS X 10.10 Yosemite Part 3 - Updates to Apps [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Onwards and upwards as we cover even more new features in OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Many of the standard applications have had a tweak, not just cosmetically, but functionally with the addition of some cool new features.
  • 0474 - OS X 10.10 Yosemite Part 2 - UI Changes & iCloud Drive [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Enough with the installation! Time to start exploring the new features of OS X Yosemite. In this week's episode I take a look at some of the significant changes to the user interface in Yosemite as well as the brand new iCloud Drive.
  • 0473 - OS X 10.10 Yosemite Part 1 - Installation [HD - Free Tutorial]

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

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

    ScreenCastsOnline
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    MoneyWell is one of the most respected personal finance applications for the Mac. Using a unique approach of using "buckets" for your various budgets, it allows to to easily keep track of income and expenditure, ensuring you remain on budget.
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    MyAppleSpace: All Site Activity

  • Update by Brian

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Brian bookmarked Will Samsung Suddenly Become Gay Too ?
  • Update by Brian

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    Brian added a video Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine interview from Code Conference (Video)
  • Update by Brian

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    Brian added a video Navdy - iPhone GPS instructions via laser projector
  • Update by Brian

    26 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    Brian commented on a bookmark Apple responds to Spotlight Suggestions 'backlash,' says personal data collection limited
  • Update by Joseph Barney

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Joseph Barney joined the space Apple Cafe 8
 
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    Softpedia News > Apple

  • Apple Employees Can’t Even Be Bothered to Talk About Cook’s Sexuality, They Simply Don’t See It as a Topic

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    A good chunk of the news stories circling the world today are focused on Tim Cook’s October 30 op-ed where he openly revealed he was gay, coupled with an analysis of what it means to be part of this minority today. The stories are getting quite some traction, and justifiably so. In a world where only Hollywood celebs can afford to make such bold statements without fear of losing their jobs, the essay on Businessweek inspired many to embrace LGBT people as normal human beings, rather than anom... (read more)
  • Tim Cook Could Have Single Handedly Saved “Countless Lives” with His Op-Ed

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Chad Griffin has released a statement to applaud Apple’s CEO for coming out in an essay published by Bloomberg Businessweek, opining that Cook’s announcement “will save countless lives.” The HRC is the largest LGBT civil rights advocacy group in the United States, with more than 1.5 million members and supporters. Only hours after Apple’s CEO came out as gay in his op-ed for Businessweek, the human rights organization published the following statement, si... (read more)
  • Politician Wants to Ban Tim Cook from Russia for Being Gay

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:17 am
    In what some would consider blind fear, Russian anti-LGBT lawmaker Vitaly Milonov has openly expressed his opinion that Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, should be banned for life from the country for being gay. Cook yesterday drew massive attention from the media, the tech industry, and everyone in between after coming out as gay in a striking essay published by Bloomberg Businessweek. In his plea for equality, Cook said, “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it... (read more)
  • Untethered iOS 8 Jailbreak + Cydia Now Available for Download

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:27 am
    iOS 8 users anxiously awaiting for a Cydia-enabled jailbreak can finally download Pangu and install the jailbreak-centric app store on their iDevices without too much hassle. That is, provided that they understand Chinese (and have the language enabled on their computers). Sadly, an English-supported version is yet to become available, but we hear it’s coming any minute now. Untethered jailbreak + Cydia now possible The Pangu jailbreak for iOS 8 has been available for a while now, but this ... (read more)
  • Documents Finally Reveal How Apple Caused GTAT to Go Bankrupt

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    A court filing signed Daniel Squiller, COO of GT Advanced, reveals one side of the Apple & GTAT story that makes one pity the Arizona-based sapphire manufacturer and hate the iPhone maker in California. The media got its hands on some interesting information from Squiller this week, information suggesting that Apple has been a control freak throughout the duo’s collaboration to produce sapphire for its iDevices, causing GTAT to imminently fail at fulfilling its obligations. We finally hear G... (read more)
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    9to5Mac

  • Apple releases OS 10.10 Yosemite Open Source Darwin code

    Seth Weintraub
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    As pointed out by Tonymacx86, Apple has released the Open Source code of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, otherwise known as Darwin 10.10.0. This includes the xnu-2782.1.97 kernel. The update occurred last night and is available to anyone who wants to root around Apple’s open source code. Darwin is an open sourceUnix-like computer operating system released by Apple Inc. in 2000. It is composed of code developed by Apple, as well as code derived from NeXTSTEP, BSD, and other free software projects. Darwin forms the core set of components upon which OS X and iOS are based. It is mostly POSIX…
  • U.S. court rules that phone passcodes are protected by the 5th Amendment, but fingerprints aren’t

    Ben Lovejoy
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    While Touch ID makes sense for most of us as a secure and convenient way to protect our phones, there is one group of people who may want to stick to good old-fashioned passcodes: criminals. A Virginia District Court has ruled that while phone passcodes are protected by the 5th Amendment, which says that those accused of crimes cannot be compelled to incriminate themselves, there is no such protection against using a suspect’s fingerprint to unlock a phone …  The ruling was reported by Hampton Roads in the case of David Baust, an EMS captain accused of trying to strangle his…
  • Large Apple Store in Lille, France expected to open next month

    Ben Lovejoy
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    French site MacG reports that a new Apple Store in Lille, northern France, looks set to open next month. Apple has put up the black hoardings that usually appear in the final weeks of preparing a new retail store for opening …  The store, located on rue Faidherbe, will be a relatively large one for France, with two floors totalling a little over 15,000 square feet. The Lille store will be the 18th Apple Store in France, but the first in the region. It is also close enough to the Belgian border to make it a convenient option for those in locations in the west of the country, like…
  • 9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Air 2 $460, 27-inch iMac w/ Retina 5K display $150 off, iTunes Free App of the Week, more

    Dan DeSilva
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Apple iPad Air 2 16GB WiFi (Gold, Silver, Space Gray) $460 shipped (Reg. $499) Apple 27-inch iMac w/ Retina 5K display 3.5GHz/8GB/1TB $2,349 shipped (Reg. $2,499) iTunes Free App of the Week: PAC-MAN Friends ($3.99 value) Amazon’s countdown to Black Friday kicks off November first with thousands of Lightning Deals The thinnest iPhone 6/Plus cases we’ve found so far and some that are just thick…
  • Report: Seth Rogen will play Steve Wozniak in upcoming Steve Jobs film

    Zac Hall
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Variety reports that actor Seth Rogen has been cast to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic from Sony: Seth Rogen has been set to star as Steve Wozniak opposite Christian Bale in Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic. We learned earlier this month that Christian Bale, who starred in the recent Batman trilogy, will portray Steve Jobs in the Aaron Sorkin directed film. Sorkin later confirmed the report adding that Christian Bale didn’t have to audition for the role in the film. While the Sony-backed film is being written by Aaron Sorkin, Danny Boyle will be…
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    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • 10 Useful OS X Yosemite Features You Might Have Missed

    Mark O'Neill
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Ever since OS X Yosemite came out, everyone has been looking to see if they can find all of the hidden features not so widely reported by Timmy up on his stage.  So I decided to go a-hunting and see what I could find. After much hunting, here are the that I personally found useful, in no particular order. I have highlighted the word “useful” because I have missed ones out that I think are not useful. Because “useful” is what we’re all about here at MakeUseOf. Spotlight Replaces Alfred (Almost) One of my favourite Mac apps is Alfred, and I didn’t…
  • Blogo 2 Is The Mac Blogging App You’ve Been Looking For

    Matthew Hughes
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    One thing I’ve noticed Windows switchers complain about about is a lack of a solid OS X blogging client. Sure, there’s Mars Edit, but it’s ugly, expensive, and lacks the finesse and polish of Windows Live Writer. But that’s all about to change – Blogo 2 is out, and it’s very, very good. Produced by a Rio-based team, Blogo 2 runs on OS X 10.8 or later, and costs $29.99 from the Mac app store. I first got my hands on Blogo 2 two months ago, when it was first released. It was glitchy and unfinished, and I left it alone for...Read the full article: Blogo 2 Is The…
  • Record Your iPhone or iPad Screen Over Lightning With Your Mac

    Matt Smith
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Recording an iPhone or iPad’s screen has long been an incredibly difficult task. YouTube’s gigabytes of blurry, glare-filled and out-of-focus video attest to this fact – slamming a camera in front of an iPad and recording was never ideal, but it’s always been the easiest option. Now Apple has made recording easier with a “hidden” feature to OS X Yosemite that lets users stream their iPhone or iPad display to a Mac. The company hasn’t spent much time talking about this addition, but don’t worry; it’s rather easy to use. You can start…
  • What Is iCloud Drive & How Does It Work?

    Bakari Chavanu
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    If you have updated your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8, and your Mac to OS X Yosemite, then you’re ready for Apple’s iCloud Drive. But what is it, and why should use it? iCloud Drive is one of several ways to store, sync, and update data between your Apple (and even Windows) devices. Apple has now updated its cloud storage system to make it more visible and accessible to users and third-party developers. It’s time to see how iCloud Drive works. How to Set Up iCloud Drive If you’re a new user of Apple devices, and you have an Apple ID account, you...Read the full article:…
  • These Notification Centre Widgets Make Dashboard Irrelevant

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

    Gary Allen
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:15 pm
    A French government privacy agency has warned Apple to adjust the video surveillance systems at four of its retail stores, saying they are too intrusive by constantly watching employees beyond the public retail space. The Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) said if the company doesn’t comply, it could be subject to fines. The involved stores are Opéra, Rosney 2, Bordeaux and Parly 2 stores. Every Apple store around the world has a video surveillance system to protect the company’s assets and employees. The systems routinely cover the…
  • Retail Financials Up, But To Be Reported No More

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

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

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

    Gary Allen
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:23 am
    The Fifth Avenue Apple store in New York City is arguably the most iconic retail space in the world, and a new book describes how it was the collaborative creation of two great—and sometimes contentious—personalities: George Macklowe representing real estate and Steve Jobs representing technology. The store’s success was nearly immediate, since it attracted 50,000 visitors a week after it opened in 2006, and generated $1 million in daily. Macklowe sparked the idea for an Apple store on the plaza of the General Motors Building on Fifth Avenue, and “pestered” former VP…
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  • Kdan’s PDF Reader 6 Premium Packs More Punch

    Richard
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    State College, Pennsylvania – Software developer Kdan Mobile is set to release PDF Reader 6 Premium, the latest generation of the company’s flagship PDF Reader app. Compatible with the latest Apple’s mobile operation system, iOS 8, PDF Reader 6 Premium features a stunning new user interface, and key upgrades and additions such as such as iCloud Drive, Touch ID, auto rectangle detection, and photo sharing extension. Also, in a move much anticipated by users, this latest version of PDF Reader is specially designed as a universal app, so that with one purchase PDF Reader 6…
  • Fly to stars and examine the Solar System with Explorium-Space for Kids

    Richard
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Minsk, Belarus – Puppet Life is pleased to introduce the second app of Explorium-Space for Kids for iOS and Android devices. The app is a family-friendly educational app that engages children in space exploration providing curious encyclopedic facts and brainy mini-games. Explorium-Space for Kids gives children a unique opportunity to examine our Solar System and discover its wonders. Together with Alex and Alice little space heroes travel through the Universe, learn planets, stars and constellations, play challenging mini-games and collect space objects to decorate their own planet.
  • MailShot Pro released for iOS – Top-selling Group Email App Goes Large

    Richard
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom – Soluble Apps today is proud to announce the release of MailShot Pro 3.6, the latest update to its popular group email application for iOS devices. MailShot Pro creates unique group contacts which can be used like a regular contact from other apps, including the standard Mail app. Over quarter of a million people now use MailShot to send their email to groups. This update adds support for iOS 8, and for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus’s larger screens, and works around an issue Apple introduced in iOS8 for non-english characters. “MailShot…
  • The Cutest Nursery Rhymes Entertain Kids on iPhone and iPad

    Richard
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Mumbai, India – Touchzing Media, an app developer company, today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Cute Nursery Rhymes & Songs For Kids 1.0, a sing-along app for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android devices. With lots of interactive elements and sounds, toddlers will love these nursery rhymes and songs. The app is free to download and try out. The scenes are artistically drawn and painted and are fun for babies to use. There are five favorite kids songs in the app: Humpty Dumpty, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Jack and Jill, Itsy Bitsy Spider and It’s…
  • MacXDVD Steps up with iPad Air 2/Mini 3 Support in DVD Video Converter

    Richard
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:50 am
    Chengdu, China – MacXDVD, the multimedia software development pioneer, is proud to announce a major update in all mainstream products, which are now perfectly paired with Apple’s newly released iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. It means that even the unfriendly HD videos and DVD movies can be converted for playing on iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3’s high resolution screens with the aid of the latest versions of DVD rippers and video converters. Besides, its flagships MacX DVD Ripper Pro and MacX Video Converter Pro can produce better compatibility with Yosemite due to the great boost…
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  • Top Tips for Choosing an iPad Stand for Your POS System

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

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

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

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

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

    Dave Mark
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    There’s been a lot of discussion about the legal implications of the recent move by CVS and Rite Aid to drop support for Apple Pay. A little more light is shining on this issue.
  • Mark Zuckerberg to host live Facebook Q&A

    Dave Mark
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Want to ask Mark Zuckerberg a question? Here’s your chance. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Apple has a huge TV opportunity thanks to proposed FCC rule change

    Dave Mark
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    Earlier this week, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed a far reaching rule change (detailed in this blog post) that would level the playing field and give non-traditional video suppliers access to programming that is currently only available to cable and satellite providers. This would open up a huge opportunity for Apple. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2014

    Shawn King
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2014 – Timelapse Short Film from Knate Myers on Vimeo. Vimeo: Every year the city of Albuquerque host the largest hot air balloon event in the world, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. This festival is on my “Great Places to Shoot Photos” bucket list. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Class-action suit alleges 2011 Apple MacBook Pros were defective

    Shawn King
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Ars Technica: Last week three men filed a class action lawsuit in Northern California District Court alleging that Apple’s 2011 MacBook Pro laptops were defective and that Apple did not take proper steps to compensate customers whose hardware broke. The lawsuit specifically addresses 15” and 17” MacBook Pros from 2011, which the plaintiffs claim suffered from “random bouts of graphical distortion, system instability, and system failures.” The plaintiffs also assert that the problem is widespread, with an online survey conducted by the plaintiffs receiving over 3,000 responses…
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  • Millions of DropBox Account Credentials Leaked Online, DropBox Denies of Being Hacked

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

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

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

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

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

  • How to Use Handoff Between a Mac with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1

    Paul Horowitz
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Handoff is a really great feature of iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite that allows a Mac user to pass off or resume an app session to their iPhone or iPad, or vice versa. For example, you can start typing an email on your iPhone, then pass it off to your Mac and finish writing ... Read More
  • How to Hide Photos on iPhone & iPad with the iOS Hidden Album

    Paul Horowitz
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Everyone likely has a few photos sitting on their iPhone they’d rather nobody else see, whether it’s embarrassing selfies, poorly filtered or edited pics, a picture of a receipt or personal paperwork, or anything else in the realm of private photos. Those pictures can make showing someone another picture on your iPhone (or iPad) an ... Read More
  • Get a 3D Dock Again in OS X Yosemite (or a Transparent Dock too)

    Paul Horowitz
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    The Dock is just one of a variety of aspects of the Mac OS X interface that was overhauled and flattened in Yosemite. Gone are the days of the 3D Dock, the new Yosemite Dock defaults to looking like a flatter version, much like the iOS Dock. If you long for the Dock with some ... Read More
  • 2 Possible Fixes for Mail SMTP Sending Errors in OS X Yosemite

    Paul Horowitz
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Some Mac users who updated OS X to Yosemite have found Mail app to experience errors or problems when trying to send email. Typically this is in the form of an SMTP server connection error, a mailbox that’s seemingly stuck offline, a repeated request for a password from Mail app (a fairly common issue which ... Read More
  • Set Up Apple Pay on iPhone

    Paul Horowitz
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Apple Pay is a contactless payment platform that is newly available to iPhone 6 users. It works well and is incredibly simple; once you’ve added a card to Apple Pay, you just need to wave your iPhone over an Apple Pay compatible NFC payment terminal to pay for whatever you’re buying. The iPhones built-in TouchID ... Read More
 
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  • The Curious Case Of Microsoft’s Ever Changing Brand Names

    Imran Hussain
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    Whether you are a Microsoft fan or not, you can not deny that they are one of the top companies in the tech industry that has changed the landscape of computing through decades of innovation. Although difficult to believe, yours truly, is one of the long term Microsoft fans who have kept an eye on(...)
  • Likes App Lets You Download Your Favorite Instagram Photos and Videos on iPhone

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

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

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

    Imran Hussain
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:09 am
    WhatsApp has gotten one of its biggest updates recently with improvements to media sharing, editing and much more. Even though it’s a minor version upgrade, there are a number of features included.  Facebook had bought WhatsApp back in February 19, 2014 but has not yet integrated it in anyway with its popular social network or(...)
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  • Carl Icahn on Bloomberg TV Says of Apple

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

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

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

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

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Apple price target raised to $110 from $96 at Credit Suisse and materially raised estimates to reflect new iPhone forecasts. The firm maintains its Neutral rating based on limited upside. October 2014 AAPL Upgrades via analystratings.net
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  • Assign Ringtones for Contacts in Yosemite

    Terry White
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I’m a fan of assigning ringtones to my contacts. However, this task is one that until now always had to be done on the iPhone itself. To make matters worse Apple buried the Ringtone assignment under the Edit button instead it being a pop-up menu like it used to be (in iOS 5 or 6). Also since Apple still won’t let us assign ringtones to groups of contacts, it’s still very much a “manual” one-by-one process. With Mac OS X Yosemite it gets a little easier. Because of the new continuity/hand-off features between iOS 8 and Yosemite, your Mac will now ring when your…
  • iOS 8: Enable Guided Access to Limit Use and Keep Prying Eyes Out

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

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

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

    Terry White
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    It’s hard to believe that we’re on the 11th major version of Mac OS X, but we’re here. Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite has been released and like its predecessor, it’s a FREE download if you have a compatible Mac. Also just like the last few versions of Mac OS X, Yosemite is more evolutionary than revolutionary. Although I update to stay up to date, I also look at each version to see “what will this new Mac OS X do for me?” There are usually hundreds of new features/tweaks. However, there are usually only a handful that impact my day to day use. Yosemite is no…
 
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  • Kdan’s PDF Reader 6 Premium Packs More Punch

    Richard
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    State College, Pennsylvania – Software developer Kdan Mobile is set to release PDF Reader 6 Premium, the latest generation of the company’s flagship PDF Reader app. Compatible with the latest Apple’s mobile operation system, iOS 8, PDF Reader 6 Premium features a stunning new user interface, and key upgrades and additions such as such as iCloud Drive, Touch ID, auto rectangle detection, and photo sharing extension. Also, in a move much anticipated by users, this latest version of PDF Reader is specially designed as a universal app, so that with one purchase PDF Reader 6…
  • Fly to stars and examine the Solar System with Explorium-Space for Kids

    Richard
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Minsk, Belarus – Puppet Life is pleased to introduce the second app of Explorium-Space for Kids for iOS and Android devices. The app is a family-friendly educational app that engages children in space exploration providing curious encyclopedic facts and brainy mini-games. Explorium-Space for Kids gives children a unique opportunity to examine our Solar System and discover its wonders. Together with Alex and Alice little space heroes travel through the Universe, learn planets, stars and constellations, play challenging mini-games and collect space objects to decorate their own planet.
  • MailShot Pro released for iOS – Top-selling Group Email App Goes Large

    Richard
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom – Soluble Apps today is proud to announce the release of MailShot Pro 3.6, the latest update to its popular group email application for iOS devices. MailShot Pro creates unique group contacts which can be used like a regular contact from other apps, including the standard Mail app. Over quarter of a million people now use MailShot to send their email to groups. This update adds support for iOS 8, and for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus’s larger screens, and works around an issue Apple introduced in iOS8 for non-english characters. “MailShot…
  • The Cutest Nursery Rhymes Entertain Kids on iPhone and iPad

    Richard
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Mumbai, India – Touchzing Media, an app developer company, today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Cute Nursery Rhymes & Songs For Kids 1.0, a sing-along app for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android devices. With lots of interactive elements and sounds, toddlers will love these nursery rhymes and songs. The app is free to download and try out. The scenes are artistically drawn and painted and are fun for babies to use. There are five favorite kids songs in the app: Humpty Dumpty, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Jack and Jill, Itsy Bitsy Spider and It’s…
  • MacXDVD Steps up with iPad Air 2/Mini 3 Support in DVD Video Converter

    Richard
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:50 am
    Chengdu, China – MacXDVD, the multimedia software development pioneer, is proud to announce a major update in all mainstream products, which are now perfectly paired with Apple’s newly released iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. It means that even the unfriendly HD videos and DVD movies can be converted for playing on iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3’s high resolution screens with the aid of the latest versions of DVD rippers and video converters. Besides, its flagships MacX DVD Ripper Pro and MacX Video Converter Pro can produce better compatibility with Yosemite due to the great boost…
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    TheMacAdvocate

  • Merchants Following Walmart in Snubbing Apple Pay Risk Walking into an Early Grave

    JT
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    Whenever Apple makes creates a bridge that joins average people and advanced technology, there’s usually a coalition of asshats more than willing to dig in their heels against it, a move almost always motivated by a healthy dose of self-interest. On the surface, that’s what the members of the Merchants Customer Exchange (MCX) are looking to do to Apple Pay. The motive, which has some legitimacy for the member businesses (more on this misconception below), is that Apple Pay is stingy with customer information while the MCX allows merchants to “Protect and leverage…
  • The Apple Watch: Cupertino’s Tour de Force of Technological Interaction

    JT
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    I admit that I’ve been cooly analytical about most of Apple’s recent product announcement. Part of that may stem from the fact that it’s usually pretty clear what Apple will be announcing based on their refresh cycle; part of it may be that every detail of Apple’s upcoming products are called out by intrepid bloggers months ahead of time. The end result is that there are usually few surprises remaining by the time Tim or Phil take the stage for the official announcement. Yesterday, Cook’s “One more thing” brought back a feeling I haven’t felt watching an Apple event in a…
  • Samsung Revives the Spirit of 2012 with the Galaxy Alpha

    JT
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Because I’m a tech fan with a vested interest in keeping competition alive and well, about a year ago I offered Samsung some advice: start copying Apple again. Obviously Samsung are big fans of my work. At the time – and until recently – Samsung has been taking a beating by the reviewerati for a lack of…whatever the reviewerati thought Samsung had been contributing to the consumer electronics market before 2013. Disappointments included stifled yawns at the release its flagship Galaxy S shartphones and the Galaxy Gear series of wearable devices that no one knew they wanted,…
  • “Peak iPad” Is Inevitable, So Dry Your Eyes

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Small Dog Sales
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    We have so many deals this month, we don’t have room for them! Click here to view our double-sided flyer with all of the specials you’ll need to see before heading back to school. Special In-Store Financing Go to any retail location to apply — the application process takes less than five minutes! 6 month offer (no required amount) 12 month offer (purchases of $499 or more) 18 month offer (purchases of $999 or more) Conditions apply; note that required Minimum Monthly Payments may or may not pay off purchase before the end of promotional period. See store for details and to…
 
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  • Business Card Shop 6 for Mac OS X adds over 15 new features

    dsellers
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    Chronos has announced Business Card Shop 6, an upgrade to its business card software for OS X. The new version requires Mac OS X Yosemite and includes 3D headlines and QR Codes to increase the impact and effectiveness of cards. In all, over 15 new features have been added. Business Card Shop supports 700+ card stocks including those from Avery, PaperDirect, NEATO, and more. It comes with over 195 pre-designed templates for over 195 different professions. It also comes with a collection of artwork (over 1.4 GB in size) from artists all over the world.   read more
  • LinkOptimizer optimized for Mac OS X Yosemite

    dsellers
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:28 am
    Zevrix Solutions (www.zevrix.com) has announced LinkOptimizer 4.9.28, a maintenance update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer lets you reduce the size of InDesign links and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data, performing essential image adjustments and converting file formats. The new version delivers Mac OS X Yosemite compatibility. read more
  • Cocktail (Yosemite Edition) revved to version 8.0.1

    dsellers
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    Maintain has served up Cocktail 8.0.1 (http://cocktail.maintain.se), a new version of its Mac OS X utility that's compatible with Yosemite. It addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to clear DNS cache, fixes compatibility issues with EtreCheck and contains other bug fixes and improvements. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. Its features are arranged into five categories that help you manage various aspects of your computer. read more
  • Kool Tools: BBEdit 11.0

    dsellers
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    Bare Bones Software's BBEdit 11.0, an upgrade to its professional strength HTML and text editor, builds on a modernized foundation with newly overhauled systems for Find Differences, Clippings, and syntax coloring. Plus, it adds dozens of enhancements and new features. read more
  • Seth Rogen to play Steve 'Woz' Wozniak

    dsellers
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Seth Rogen will play Steve Wozniak alongside Christian Bale, who has been cast in the role of Steve Jobs in Sony’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, reports "Variety" (http://bit.ly/1vltQvl). The film is based on Walter Isaacson’s book and adapted by Aaron Sorkin, writer of "West Wing," "The Social Network," and more.  Steve Jobs will be the second film based on the life of the late Apple co-founder and CEO. Open Road’s 2011 film, "Jobs," starring Ashton Kutcher in the title role, was critically drubbed and made only US$35 million worldwide.
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  • Morning Report: Ripple Effect for Irish Taxes, Apple Hits Samsung Where It Hurts

    J.R. Bookwalter
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Happy Halloween! There's nothing too spooky about our final Morning Report for the month of October, unless you're an Apple shareholder or Samsung — in which case our Friday edition is likely to be full of ghosts and goblins guaranteed to keep you up late tonight. Enter our haunted house of tech news, if you dare!Irish Tax Structure Could Bring Change, Apple Warns ShareholdersThe Wall Street Journal today reported that Apple appears to be bracing for increased tax rates in the future as part of a recent European Commission decision to buckle down on generous shelters in countries like…
  • Apple Reverses Position on iOS 8 Calculator Widgets, Lets PCalc Stay on iTunes

    Leif Johnson
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    As we mentioned this morning, Apple attracted some unwanted attention yesterday when it informed James Thompson, the developer behind calculator PCalc, that he'd have to remove the app's iOS 8 widget if he expected the popular app to remain on the app store. Supporters of the app rallied in favor of Thompson not long after, and in the face of such an overwhelming response, the Cupertino company called Thompson personally to announce that it had reversed its decision.A report from TechCrunch claims that Apple hadn't anticipated that the Notification Center widgets could be used in the way…
  • New iOS Games This Week: October 30, 2014

    Andrew Hayward
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:22 pm
  • Seth Rogen Likely to Play Steve 'Woz' Wozniak in New Steve Jobs Biopic

    Leif Johnson
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    According to a report by Variety, actor Seth Rogen will likely be playing Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic starring Christian Bale. There's a touch of iffiness about the claim as TheWrap notes that Rogen doesn't have a deal in place, but most sources agree that Rogen is at least in talks for the role.Rogen will reportedly get to work with Woz himself for advice on the role, which is based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of Jobs. The screenplay itself, written by Aaron Sorkin of The Social Network fame, consists of three lengthy scenes…
  • Price Drop: The Weekend's Best App Deals, October 30

    J Keirn-Swanson
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Could it be Apple's refresh of the Mac mini that has these beloved little boxes back in refurb-land, ready for you to snatch up at deal prices? Hmm, could be. All we know for sure is that we're not complaining and you shouldn't either, just hop on board these awesome deals.
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  • Tim Cook comes out: “I’m proud to be gay”

    EdibleApple
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Apple CEO Tim Cook today penned a heartwarming letter for BloombergBusinessweek where he publicly acknowledged, for the first time, that he is gay. The letter reads in part: For years, I’ve been open with many people about my sexual orientation. Plenty of colleagues at Apple know I’m gay, and it doesn’t seem to make a difference in the way they treat me. Of course, I’ve had the good fortune to work at a company that loves creativity and innovation and knows it can only flourish when you embrace people’s differences. Not everyone is so lucky. While I have never denied my sexuality, I…
  • Apple’s Watch ads are steamier than usual

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

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

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

    EdibleApple
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    CNET reported yesterday that Nike laid off its entire Nike FuelBand team and that the company was planning to get out of the hardware business entirely in order to focus on software. The company informed members of the 70-person hardware team — part of its larger, technology-focused Digital Sport division comprised of about 200 people — of the job cuts Thursday. … Of those 70 employees, about 70 percent to 80 percent — or as many as 55 people — were let go. News of the layoffs naturally sparked debate as to the underlying cause. While the ostensible conclusion…
 
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  • Time Warner Cable Revenue Rises as 183K Cut Cord

    the rocr
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Make more money while losing bleeding customers due to industry worst customer satisfaction? That is a pretty neat trick and exactly what Time Warner Cable said it accomplished in the third quarter of 2014. Naturally, the secret to their ... The post Time Warner Cable Revenue Rises as 183K Cut Cord appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Handoff Ready Apps for iOS 8, OS X Yosemite

    the rocr
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Apple’s Continuity + Handoff functionality unites apps and functionality across OS X Yosemite to iOS 8 and back again. The simple idea with Handoff being, “start it here, finish it there,” seamlessly. Are you familiar with iCloud Tabs, introduce in 2013’s ... The post Handoff Ready Apps for iOS 8, OS X Yosemite appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Broadband Only Homes Surge 60% Since 2011

    the rocr
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Back in 2008, at the beginning of the great recession and the Fairer Platform family dropped cable TV, people didn’t know what “cord cutter” meant. These days, however, cord cutting is all the rage and broadband only homes, like ours, ... The post Broadband Only Homes Surge 60% Since 2011 appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Whoa! Refurbished iPod touch, from $89

    the rocr
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    What kind of refurbished iPod do you need? An $89 iPod touch that does the internet and takes decent pictures or a $99 iPod nano that does FM Radio? Choice, it’s a good thing and, as always, shipping is free. Apple ... The post Whoa! Refurbished iPod touch, from $89 appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Greg Joswiak Steps Up, Talks Quality vs Market Share

    the rocr
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Out and about. Apple Vice President iPhone Product Marketing Greg Joswiak did a sit down with Walt Mosberg and Ina Fried. Yes, he was well rehearsed and didn’t make any notable faux pas, but it’s nonetheless good to hear a ... The post Greg Joswiak Steps Up, Talks Quality vs Market Share appeared first on FairerPlatform.
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  • How to create an Instant Hotspot in iOS 8

    Roland Banks
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:59 am
    What is an Instant Hotspot Sometimes, especially when travelling and you don’t have access to reliable Wi-Fi, the only way to get online with your Mac is to connect to the Internet through your iPhone’s cellular data connection. The iPhone already has a built in Personal Hotspot feature, which basically turns your iPhone into a Wi-Fi hotspot that can […] The post How to create an Instant Hotspot in iOS 8 appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi problems, fix

    Serhat Kurt
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Several iPad Air owners have reported a variety of wireless network (Wi-Fi) connectivity issues, ranging from slow Wi-Fi to dropping connections. If you are having Wi-Fi connectivity problems while using your iPad Air, here is how you can troubleshoot: Related: iOS 8: Wi-Fi not working, fix 1.Restart your iPad. To do so, simply press and hold the […] The post iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi problems, fix appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple SIM – Japanese mobile networks skeptical

    Roland Banks
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:58 am
    Japanese mobile operator KDDI unsure when Apple SIM will be supported If you saw the Apple keynote a few weeks ago where new iPads and Macs were unveiled, you probably didn’t notice the Apple SIM which was quietly slipped in under the radar. Completely avoided at the event, the Apple SIM is a carrier neutral SIM which […] The post Apple SIM – Japanese mobile networks skeptical appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Second Turkish Apple store opens (444th Apple Store)

    Serhat Kurt
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Apple opened its second retail store in Istanbul Turkey today, located in the Akasya Shopping Mall. This is Apple’s 444th store in 16 countries. This store employs around 80 people. This store also offers customer service in 10 different languages, including Turkish, Spanish, German, and Bulgarian. Related: Apple set to open second retail store in Turkey The post Second Turkish Apple store opens (444th Apple Store) appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple influences Chinese brand Meizu

    Roland Banks
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:58 am
    China is a huge opportunity for Apple China is home to a burgeoning smartphone market, partly due to the rise of the affluent middle classes. It’s also a vitally important market to Apple, as witnessed by the recent introduction of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on the 17th of October. In fact, initial sales have […] The post Apple influences Chinese brand Meizu appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
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  • Apple's Family Sharing Feature

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Apple’s latest update to iOS has now made it possible to share music, apps as well as books with family at no cost wherein a family need not buy additional copies of the Beatles’ catalogue. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s iPhone – Advanced Car Remote Control

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    Recently published patent application called `Accessory control with geo-fencing’ by the US Patent and Trademark office, imagines virtual field or boundary surrounding a car which is called a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple to Drop SSL 3.0 Support

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:26 am
    Apple has recently announced its developers that it will be dropping support for SSL 3.0 on October 29th on its push notification service to mitigate a discovered vulnerability in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s Touch ID – Fingerprint Passcode

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

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

    Michael Wilson
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:22 am
    New game for iPad and iPhones – MeowMix has original gameplay, you never seen before – a mixture of classical lovely games: Tetris and Match 3. Player controls falling shapes and chooses which to delete. And this shapes consist from […]
  • Make the Most of Your A-Level Chemistry Course With These Apps

    Hans Melter
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    Chemistry is a fantastic subject that offers a whole host of fantastic opportunities after school. Luckily for students there are a whole host of iPad apps that can be a great accomplice to learning and we’re going to take a […]
  • Where to Find Online Tech Deals

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

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

    Samara Hayden
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Apple, the most expensive tech company in the world, has changed the way we compute, communicate, work and act. However, like any good tech company it’s had its fair share of mishaps along the way – plenty in fact. So, […]
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    AllTimeMac

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Mac “MacHow2” How
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Adware on Mac can be a real pain. If you’re being plagued by popup ads or unusual browser behavior you probably need an adware removal tool. There is very little specific software to detect adware on Macs because it’s still relatively rare but there are a few tools that deal with the specific task of cleaning adware. Symptoms of spyware or adware on your Mac include annoying popup ads, changed default home pages and even browser crashes. Note that the following software is for Max adware removal only – it’s not antivirus software. It’s also highly recommended to backup your…
  • Skype for Mac 7.0 makes big improvement to instant messaging

    Mac “MacHow2” How
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:48 am
    Ahead of the expected release of OS X 10.10 Yosemite on 16th October, Skype for Mac has been significantly improved with a new instant messaging interface bringing it closer to Skype for iPhone. Microsoft has updated the app with a much improved chat bubble interface with thumbnail pictures of your contacts that looks very similar to the mobile version. It’s also now easy to see when files have been inserted into conversations and shared between participants such as Word document, PowerPoint presentations, MP3s etc. Microsoft has also made it easier in the Mac version to switch between…
  • Best restaurant POS for Mac software reviewed

    Mac “MacHow2” How
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:52 am
    If you’re running a bar or restaurant and are looking for restaurant POS for Mac software, then we’ve taken a look at the best restaurant POS for Mac software on the market. Restaurant Point of Sales software for Mac isn’t that common but there are a growing number of solutions that deal specifically with the needs of restaurants on a Mac. Using Apple devices such as Macs and iPads gives your restaurant a modern, professional touch and moving to a computerized POS system also pays for itself in the long-run through savings in efficiency and organization. Before deciding on which…
  • Kindle for Mac troubleshooting guide

    Mac “MacHow2” How
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:49 am
    You can read Kindle books on your Mac thanks to Amazon’s Kindle for Mac App but there are some common problems with it that you might encounter. We’ve taken a look at the most common problems Kindle users have on Mac and answered your questions. How to see Kindle for Mac page numbers It depends on whether the book you are reading has page numbers as a feature. Not all Kindle books do. You can check if the book has the page number feature by checking the product detail page on the Amazon website where under Length, it will indicate whether the book has real pages with a note such as:…
  • How to run SolidWorks on Mac

    Mac “MacHow2” How
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    SolidWorks is a powerful Windows only CAD application and is not available for Mac but there is a way to install SolidWorks on Mac. First, you’ll need to install Windows on your Mac either by using Parallels or Boot Camp. You’ll find full instructions for installing Windows on Mac using Parallels here and installing Windows using Bootcamp here. In the case of SolidWorks, we highly recommend using Boot Camp which is not only free but allows you to devote all of your Mac’s resources to the high technical demands of a CAD application such as SolidWorks. Note: If you just need to view…
 
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