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  • Using iCloud Drive

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    Gary Rosenzweig
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    With OS X Yosemite you can use iCloud Drive as a place to store your files. iCloud Drive syncs between Macs and the files can also be accessed by the appropriate apps in iOS 8 on the iPhone and iPad. You can also create your own folders in iCloud Drive on Yosemite and access files […]
  • Apple Pay: How to activate and use it outside of the U.S.A.

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    MacDailyNews
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:28 pm
    “Apple Pay launched on Monday with iOS 8.1, allowing iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners to make contactless payments via NFC with Touch ID for authentication,” Kelly Hodgkins reports for MacRumors. “Though the initial launch is occurring in the United States where Apple has focused its efforts on getting credit card companies, banks, and retailers on board, international iPhone owners can also take advantage of Apple Pay if they have a supported U.S.-based credit card, as documented in Whirlpool forums and pointed out by Australian Beau Giles,” Hodgkins reports. “Users…
  • Apple says it's aware of Chinese iCloud hijacks, servers not affected

    MacNN
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Apple is aware of "intermittent organized network attacks" against people trying to sign into iCloud.com, says Dow Jones. It insists however that iCloud servers haven't been breached, and that people using iOS or the latest version of OS X -- Yosemite -- should be unaffected. The company doesn't specifically mention China, which is where the browser hijacks are taking place....
  • Woodchuck Cases | Made in the USA

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    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…
  • Briefly: Alpine Headphones, iDevices iShower2

    MacNN
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:22 pm
    A new set of consumer headphones was released by Alpine Electronics that sets out to bring the concert experience to users in order to "feel their music." The patented TKR3 full frequency immersion technology attempts to recreate the sensation of a live show with a "unique sound field expansion." The Bluetooth headphones feature 40mm drivers, programmable audio processing, powered digital amplifiers, and a lithium battery for up to 10 hours of play. The Alpine Headphones can be used with the Alpine Level Play app for iOS, which creates playlists based on the "energy level" of the songs on…
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  • GT Advanced, Apple strike deal to 'amicably' part ways

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:08 pm
    After much bickering in court during bankruptcy proceedings that took Apple and Wall Street by surprise, former sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies has worked out an agreement with the iPhone maker that will let it pursue its plan of winding down operations at its Mesa, Arizona plant and laying off nearly 700 employees. Though Apple had initially said it would work to preserve the jobs involved, the deal instead offers incentives to certain employees to help wind down the plant, and provides a way for GT to pay back the money it owes Apple....
  • Briefly: Alpine Headphones, iDevices iShower2

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:22 pm
    A new set of consumer headphones was released by Alpine Electronics that sets out to bring the concert experience to users in order to "feel their music." The patented TKR3 full frequency immersion technology attempts to recreate the sensation of a live show with a "unique sound field expansion." The Bluetooth headphones feature 40mm drivers, programmable audio processing, powered digital amplifiers, and a lithium battery for up to 10 hours of play. The Alpine Headphones can be used with the Alpine Level Play app for iOS, which creates playlists based on the "energy level" of the songs on…
  • Apple says it's aware of Chinese iCloud hijacks, servers not affected

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Apple is aware of "intermittent organized network attacks" against people trying to sign into iCloud.com, says Dow Jones. It insists however that iCloud servers haven't been breached, and that people using iOS or the latest version of OS X -- Yosemite -- should be unaffected. The company doesn't specifically mention China, which is where the browser hijacks are taking place....
  • Briefly: Civilization Beyond Earth data, Total War: Shogun 2 expansion

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    The latest installment of the Civilization franchise from developer Firaxis Civilization: Beyond Earth, today has a slightly narrowed release date for OS X as well as declared hardware and OS requirements. While the PC release is imminent on October 24, the Mac version will ship in time for holiday 2014. Civilization: Beyond Earth, will require OS X 10.10 Yosemite, an Intel Core i3 processor or greater, running at 2.2GHz or more, and 4GB of RAM. Minimum GPU specs are the Nvidia GeForce 640M, ATI Radeon HD 5750, or Intel Iris Graphics with 256 MB....
  • Apple Pay loyalty program may be coming in time for holidays

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    A loyalty program for Apple Pay may be ready to go in time for the holidays, says Bank Innovation. Some retail sources had previously suggested this was unlikely, in part because of doubt about the prospects of a large shift in customer behavior happening right before the holiday season. Real-world market demand may be pushing up the timetable for a loyalty offering, however....
 
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  • Performance and scale improvements to Project Online

    Project Team
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Chris Boyd is a senior program manager lead on the Project Engineering team and Krishna Mamidipaka is a senior product marketing manager on the Project Product Marketing team. To provide a delightful user experience and better support the scale at which some of our largest customers operate, we have started to roll out performance enhancements to Project Online tenants worldwide. While some of these changes will be visually evident to the user, others could be more latent. Here are a few common things that will feel much snappier as a result of these investments: Project Center—In…
  • Office Mix makes it easier

    Office 365 Team
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    We’re thrilled to share new features in Office Mix that make it easier to create, share, and find online interactive lessons and presentations.  Haven’t tried it yet?  Then go to OfficeMix.com to check it out! Live mixing Office Mix is a great way to build an “on-demand” version of your presentation.  Many of you have told us that you love using Office Mix, but also wish you could build your mixes live, while you were actually giving your presentation. In response, we’ve improved Office Mix to let you create and record while presenting, which we call “live mixing.”  In the…
  • Webinar: A new way to PowerPoint with Office Mix

    Doug Thomas
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    The webinar is over. The video will be available in a few few days along with Anoop’s Office Mix. Office Mix allows you to turn your PowerPoint decks into interactive online lessons or presentations. It adds functionality to PowerPoint 2013 so you to record audio or video of yourself presenting, write on your slides as you speak to them, insert quizzes, polls, online videos, and more. We will be joined by Microsoft Distinguished Scientist Anoop Gupta, the Office Mix godfather, who sold the concept to Steve Ballmer before a line of code was written and also leads the team who has built…
  • Announcing the Lync Online client devices report

    Lync Team
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Yanzhao Zhang is a program manager on the Lync team. We are delighted to announce the release of new Lync Online client devices report, which tells you how many users in your organization have used one specific type of device to take part in peer-to-peer or conference in a specified month. The metrics in this report are available through PowerShell Cmdlet: Get-CsClientDeviceReport, RESTFul WebService API: CsClientDeviceMonthly as well as a graphical report in Office 365 admin center for client devices. New metrics covered in the report Currently the report covers users on Windows PC devices,…
  • Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 020 about Open XML SDK

    Office Dev
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    In episode 20, Jeremy Thake chats to Doug Mahugh, Eric White and Chris Rae about the Open XML SDK. http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP20_OpenXMLSDK.mp3 Download the podcast. Weekly Update Understanding the Office 365 Discovery Service API Flow by Scot Hillier on ITUnity Find out in which Office rich client your Office APP is opened by Elio Struyf SharePoint health check (1): Auditing the SharePoint farm by Matthias Einig Building solutions with the Office Graph by Waldek Mastykarz Create Delve clone using Content Search Web Part by Mikael Svenson Four steps to…
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    TidBITS

  • How Spotlight Suggestions Handles Privacy

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    In iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite Spotlight now searches the Internet, not just your local device, for the information you are looking for. Going beyond Apple’s documentation, Security Editor Rich Mogull digs into how Apple provides relevant results, while still managing your privacy.  Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 20 October 2014

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0.2, Things 2.5, Coda 2.5, Parallels Desktop 10.1, Airfoil 4.8.10, Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.5, Scrivener 2.6, DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.1, DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.8.2, SuperDuper 2.7.3, Apple Configurator 1.7, GarageBand 10.0.3, iMovie 10.0.6, LaunchBar 6.1.3, 1Password 5.0, and KeyCue 7.3. 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…
  • ExtraBITS for 20 October 2014

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    This week in ExtraBITS, Adam Engst helps say goodbye to Macworld Expo on the British Tech Network, Apple gives Bose the boot from its stores, John Siracusa reviews OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and developer Marco Arment wonders if the new iMac with Retina 5K display is a better machine than the Mac Pro for most professionals. 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…
  • External Link: Adam Engst Eulogizes Macworld Expo on BTN’s The Mac Show

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Joining Paul Kent, Chris Breen, Adam Christianson, and host Ewen Rankin on the British Tech Network’s The Mac Show podcast, Adam Engst discussed the demise of Macworld Expo before going on to talk through Apple’s recent announcements, including the iPad Air 2, the new iMac with 5K Retina display, and OS X 10.10 Yosemite. 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…
  • Take Control of Yosemite Upgrades, New Features, and Sharing

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    On the same day Apple released OS X 10.10 Yosemite, we published three Take Control books to help readers upgrade successfully, get the most out Yosemite’s new features, and learn how to share nearly anything in nearly every imaginable situation. 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…
 
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    TUAW

  • Apple Pay works in overseas (if you pretend you're in America)

    John-Michael Bond
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Beau Giles is a web developer and blogger based out of Sydney, Australia who wanted to know if he'd be able to use the new Apple Pay system in his home country's NFC payment points. After a little bit of expiring he discovered that Apple Pay does...
  • Cirqle for iPhone offers social photo sharing

    Dave Caolo
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Social and photography are two very crowded markets in the App Store. Getting noticed is the first trick; gathering a following is the next. The developers of Cirqle for iPhone (free) are hoping their combination of communal photo streams, or...
  • T-Mobile offering iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 for $0 down

    John-Michael Bond
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    T-Mobile has announced it will begin to take pre-orders of the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 starting on Wednesday, October 22. Using T-Mobile's Simple Choice plan T-Mobile customers will be able to get a 16GB model of either device for $0 down and...
  • What's Apple doing with the iPad Mini 3?

    Yoni Heisler
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    To say that Apple glossed over the iPad Mini 3 last week would be putting it mildly. All told, Apple spent exactly 35 seconds discussing the device. And with good reason, the iPad Mini 3 is essentially the same device as the iPad Mini 2, the lone...
  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Kelly Hodgkins
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Pro Reader - PDF, DJVU,...
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    MacRumors

  • Apple and GT Advanced Reach Deal to End Partnership, GT to Sell Furnaces to Pay Debt

    Juli Clover
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:07 pm
    GT Advanced and Apple have reached a deal that will see the two companies dissolving their partnership, according to documents submitted to the court earlier today, reports The Wall Street Journal. According to GT Advanced attorney Luc Despins, the agreement between the two companies marks an "amicable parting of the ways." Under the terms of the deal, GT Advanced will sell off more than 2,000 sapphire furnaces, with some of the proceeds going to Apple as repayment for the $440 million loan the company gave GT to purchase the sapphire equipment. Mr. Despins said the proposed settlement…
  • iPad Air 2 Up to 55% Faster Than iPhone 6, Up to 68% Faster Than iPad Air

    Eric Slivka
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    A short time ago, we highlighted a new benchmark appearing to show an iPad Air 2 device carrying an A8X chip with a triple-core 1.5 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM. While we mentioned that the enhanced specs have led to huge performance gains compared to the A8 chip found in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Primate Labs has now published a nice pair of charts showing just how dramatic this improvement really is, making the iPad Air 2 far and away the fastest iOS device ever. The most striking improvement comes in the multi-score benchmarks, where the A8X with its three cores of processing power blows…
  • iPad Air 2 Benchmark Points to A8X Chip With Triple-Core 1.5 GHz CPU, 2 GB RAM

    Eric Slivka
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    While Apple touted the power of the new A8X chip used in the iPad Air 2 at the company's media event last week, the company as usual opted not to disclose exact specifications on the part, leaving the details up to rumor and speculation until the device starts making its way into the hands of users and teardown experts. But with Apple shipping out orders to customers for delivery as soon as tomorrow, it appears that at least one user has already gotten his or her hands on the iPad Air 2 and run a Geekbench 3 benchmarking test on it (via Gizmobic). If the result is genuine, and Primate Labs…
  • High-End Retina 5K iMac Benchmarked Faster Than Low-End Mac Pro

    Eric Slivka
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    Yesterday, Primate Labs highlighted some Geekbench 3 benchmarking results for the new 3.5 GHz 27-inch Retina 5K iMac, unsurprisingly showing the machine performing better than slower-clocked Core i5 chips in non-Retina models but below that of high-end Core i7 chips also available in the machines since their late 2013 introduction. Primate Labs' John Poole noted that once benchmarks for the high-end Retina 5K iMac with Intel's 4.0 GHz Core i7-4790K chip started appearing, they could show the new iMac outperforming the low-end Mac Pro, and that is indeed the case as revealed today and…
  • Apple Aware of iCloud Login Harvesting in China, Launches Browser Security Guide

    Juli Clover
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    Earlier this week, web censorship blog Great Fire suggested that hackers aligned with Chinese authorities were using man-in-the-middle attacks in order to harvest Apple ID information from Chinese users that visited Apple's iCloud.com website. In a newly released support document (via The Wall Street Journal), Apple has confirmed that it is aware of the "intermittent organized network attacks" on iCloud users, but says that its own servers have not been compromised.Apple is deeply committed to protecting our customers' privacy and security. We're aware of intermittent organized network…
 
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    Macworld

  • Vine gets an iOS 8 update as its stars head off to Hollywood

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Vine’s last major iOS update finally let you upload clips from your Camera Roll, which was a major functional improvement. The video-sharing app, which lets you shoot six-second loops, dropped version 3.0 on Tuesday: An iOS 8 update that takes full advantage of Apple’s new tools. Vine's latest update fills up larger iPhone displays with more clips.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth coming to Mac, Linux this holiday season

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Are you sad because you wanted to become a mass-murdering space general in Civilization: Beyond Earth but your fancy Mac or Linux machine wasn't approved for faster-than-light travel? Chin up, Space Patton—today 2K announced you're go for launch. Well, not immediately. While PC users get to play Beyond Earth starting October 24, a blog post from 2K and partner Aspyr Media only promises Mac and Linux versions for "this holiday season." Upon launch the game will be available for Mac and Linux through Steam, as well as through the Mac App Store. The Mac App Store version is oddly hamstrung,…
  • Apple says Yosemite’s Spotlight Suggestions don’t violate your privacy

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Apple’s Spotlight feature got a tune-up for OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. The search function now scours the Internet as well as your hard drive when you type queries into the Spotlight bar (with a little help from Bing). But privacy watchdogs accused Apple on Monday of being a little too helpful by automatically collecting your location data and search terms and sharing that data with Bing.Apple’s response: That’s not exactly how Spotlight works.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • New Mac mini restricts RAM and storage upgrades, but hints at PCIe SSD possibilities

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    Mac mini fans recently rejoiced after Apple updated the storied compact Mac after two years without a major overhaul. But for DIY types, the new Mac mini is a mixed bag offering both heartache and promise. The teardown experts over at iFixit recently took apart the base model 2014 Mac Mini with a 500GB hard drive and 1.4GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 processor. The DIY site found that upgrading the Mac mini’s RAM is now pretty much impossible, but adding an internal SSD at a later date just might be doable.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Hands-on with Homeboy: This could be the best home-security camera yet

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you’re looking for an IP camera for home security, you'll want to know about Homeboy. It remedies almost every drawback I’ve seen in security cameras. It doesn’t cost a fortune. And you’ll be able to buy one soon—without having to participate in a crowd-funding campaign.If Homeboy looks familiar, it's because it built on the intellectual property developed for the Hive camera that garnered a lot of attention about two years ago, but that was ultimately never brought to market.I spent some hands-on time last week with a production-level Homeboy and a beta version of the iPhone app…
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    MacTech News

  • Bowers & Wilkins launches the T7 portable wireless speaker

    dsellers
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Bowers & Wilkins (www.bwgroup.com) has released the T7, a portable speaker that combines Bluetooth wireless streaming with a compact size. It's the company's first Bluetooth speaker. The T7 uses two (patent-pending) force-canceling high-output bass radiators to extend low frequencies and sports two optimized two-inch drive units. It's the most portable standalone speaker Bowers & Wilkins has ever produced. The size of a hardcover book, it’s designed to be picked up and carried with you. T7’s rechargeable battery purportedly lasts up to10 hours at normal listening levels. read more
  • Satechi launches Mac compatible wireless gaming mouse

    dsellers
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Satechi has launched the Edge Wireless Gaming Mouse, which is equipped with seven function buttons. read more
  • Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai is coming to the Mac

    dsellers
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Feral Interactive (www.feralinteractive.com) says the historical strategy game Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai will be released for Mac this fall. Developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA for Windows, Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai is a standalone expansion pack for Total War: Shogun 2, brought to the Mac by Feral earlier this year. read more
  • Output Factory updated for Mac OS X Yosemite

    dsellers
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    Zevrix Solutions (http://www.zevrix.com) has announced Output Factory 1.511, compatibility update to its professional solution to automate output from Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates printing, exporting and post-processing from InDesign and offers batch output, variable file names, layer versioning, preflighting, detailed history and more. The new version makes Output Factory compatible with the recently released Mac OS X Yosemite and is offered as a free update to current users. read more
  • Hazel is ready for Mac OS X Yosemite

    dsellers
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    Noodlesoft has released Hazel 3.3 for Mac OS X support for Yosemite. Using Hazel's rule engine, you can create workflows that keep your files organized automatically. Hazel also features options for managing your Trash and includes an intuitive application uninstaller. Hazel 3.3 adds the ability to have files match multiple rules. The new expanded preview interface allows users to how files match up against specific rules and also adds QuickLook support. read more
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  • Khans of Tarkir Pro Tour: 'Magic 2015' is Getting an Expansion, a Payment Model Adjustment, and 'Magic Online' (Still) Could be Coming to iPad

    Eli Hodapp
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    The weekend before last I attended the Khans of Tarkir Pro Tour in Honolulu, Hawaii, which as a life-long Magic player was an incredible experience by every measure. A lot of what I talked about with Wizards while I was there was under embargo, so instead of teasing what I was doing or why I was there, I figured I'd just wait until I can talk about everything. Let's get on with the actual concrete news first, then we'll wander down speculation alley before taking a turn down Pro Tour road. Magic 2015 [Free (HD)] is getting an expansion titled "Garruk's Revenge" on November 5th which Wizards…
  • 'Puzzle to the Center of the Earth' from Foursaken Media Drops on Thursday

    Carter Dotson
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Foursaken Media's Puzzle to the Center of the Earth is coming out this Thursday, October 23rd. You've played puzzle platformers before, but this is quite literally a puzzle platformer, where making matches of at least three blocks is necessary to move the protagonist around the levels, with a limited number of matches able to be made per level, and secrets to help dig up. As well, certain formulas of matches can be made in order to do things like blow up a whole heap of blocks at once. And all this is in order to find secrets and get to the bottom of the level in one piece. While Spelunky has…
  • 'Tilt to Live: Gauntlet's Revenge' Releases on Thursday

    Carter Dotson
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Tired of being teased by Tilt to Live: Gauntlet's Revenge these past few months, and are finally ready to play it yourself? Well, you don't have to wait much longer, as the game is finally releasing this Thursday, October 23rd. The plan is for it to be $2.99 with no IAP, and will be an iOS exclusive, so you can tell your Android nerd friends to just go and deal with that. This is a sort of full game expansion of the Gauntlet mode from the original Tilt to Live [$2.99 / Free (HD) / Free], mixed with the Tilt to Live 2 [$2.99] core. There are three gauntlets of various difficulty to take on,…
  • 'Hearthstone' Set to Hit iPhone "Early Next Year"

    Eli Hodapp
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    If you're one of the many people who always races to the comments of any Hearthstone [Free (HD)] story to post the requisite "WTF BLIZZ" in regards to when in the world the game is coming to the iPhone, we got a half-answer today in part of a development update by Blizzard. There's a pretty slick infographic and the following relevant tidbit: We’re also close to having Hearthstone out to our iPhone and Android phone users, but it’s become clear that we need a little more time to get that version right. While we have a build up and running internally, it needs a bit more work, and we…
  • The World Series Starts Today, and 'R.B.I. Baseball 14' is On Sale to Celebrate

    Jared Nelson
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Game 1 of the MLB World Series between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants kicks off today, and to celebrate the MLB-developed R.B.I. Baseball 14 [$1.99] is on sale for the first time since its release back in April, down to just $1.99. The original R.B.I. Baseball series was a mainstay of the sports genre on 8- and 16-bit game systems, but had laid dormant since its last entry in 1995. This year, MLB's in-house development studio Major League Baseball Advanced Media looked to resurrect the series with a modern coat of paint, while keeping the gameplay simple and arcadey as a…
 
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Early iPad Air 2 benchmark suggests tri-core CPU, 2GB of RAM

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

    Andrew Cunningham
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    The 2014 Mac Mini has fewer internal components than before, which is good for Apple's manufacturing but bad for upgraders. iFixit A few months back, we weighed the pros and cons of shrinking Apple's Mac Mini. Shrinking the computer has the obvious benefits of making it smaller and thus easier to fit in more places, but we feared it would come at the cost of upgradeability and reparability. A smaller Mini would need to solder more parts to the motherboard to save space, and it could give up niceties like the second 2.5-inch drive bay that make it a nice mini-server. When Apple updated the…
  • Apple: Beginning February 2015, App Store submissions need to be 64-bit

    Andrew Cunningham
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Apple's A7 was its first 64-bit chip. Now, the company is ready to mandate 64-bit support. iFixit Apple released iOS 8.1 to the public today, but it delivered something else to developers too. As of February 1, 2015 Apple will require all App Store submissions to include 64-bit support and to be built with the iOS 8 SDK. If you've got an older iPhone or iPad (anything with an Apple A5 or A6 chip in it) this announcement means nothing to you. Like their OS X counterparts, 64-bit iOS apps can be distributed as universal binaries that support both 32- and 64-bit processors. 9to5Mac also…
  • iPads fall for third consecutive quarter, iPhones and Macs boost Apple’s Q4 [Updated]

    Andrew Cunningham
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Apple rode the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to a record quarter. Andrew Cunningham Apple has just released the data for the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2014, and the story is the same as it's been for most of the year: iPhone sales are up, iPad sales are down-to-flat, Mac sales are up a little and continue to beat the growth rate of the wider PC market, and iPods have fallen off a cliff. Apple's fourth quarter runs from the beginning of July to the end of September, so it includes the new iPhone launch but not the new iPads and Macs announced last week. First, some hard numbers: Apple made a record…
  • Liveblog: Apple’s Q4 2014 earnings call may feature record sales

    Lee Hutchinson
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Apple View Liveblog2014-10-20T16:00:00-05:00 It’s that time again: time for Andrew Cunningham and me to press our headphones tight against our ears and type up the rapid-fire financial chatter of Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri as they walk us through Apple’s latest quarterly earnings. Today, Apple will be releasing the results of the last quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, and pre-call expectations are that the call will feature some big numbers. Analyst expectations are for Apple to hit just a smidgen under $40 billion in revenue, on the back of guidance for between $37 billion…
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  • Here Are All The Places You Can Use Apple Pay

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Officially launching today, here are all the banks, apps and businesses that currently accept Apple Pay.
  • Fitbit Decides Not To Integrate With HealthKit, Apple Decides To Stop Selling Fitbits

    15 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    It’s unclear exactly why Apple will no longer sell the devices, which track steps and other health metrics, in its retail stores. But the move comes a week after Fitbit issued a statement saying it was still “evaluating integration with HealthKit,”  Apple ’s new software application that acts as a central repository for health and fitness data on iPhones.
  • This Is How Apple Pay Will Work

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
    The launch of Apple Pay, Apple ’s NFC and Touch ID-based mobile payment solution, is upon us.
  • Leak Indicates Apple Pay Will Launch Next Week

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

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

  • How One Boy With Autism Became BFF With Apple’s Siri

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

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

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

    Federico Viticci
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    Beau Giles figured out a way to use Apple Pay, currently limited to the US, in Australia. Essentially, given the right settings and card, Apple Pay will treat the user as an American tourist in another country, with an obvious consequence: Unfortunately, as you’re essentially paying with a card from the US, you’ll be paying currency conversion fees for anything you buy in Australia with Apple Pay. I have tried this myself, and I could show the Apple Pay setup screen in Italy, but I don't have a compatible American credit card. It's too bad, because the MasterCard Nearby app shows…
  • iTunes 12′s New Interface

    Federico Viticci
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    I find iTunes 12 to be one of the most confusing UIs Apple has ever shipped (it's up there with the Health app for iOS 8). I don't listen to all my music in iTunes, but I like to think that I'm not completely ignorant about the app either. I use it for iTunes Match, I am a regular iTunes Radio listener, and, of course, I have a huge library of apps in it. Lately, I've even been using it to listen to podcasts because I wanted to try iCloud sync. I don't understand most of the changes that went into the iTunes 12 interface: from the lack of a sidebar to the new tabs for navigation and…
 
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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘My own judgment is that iPad has a great future’

    MacDailyNews
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:06 pm
    The following is a transcription of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s statements regarding iPad from yesterdays Q414 conference call with analysts, verbatim: I’d take a step back on iPad. I know that there’s a lot of negative commentary in the markets on this, but I have a little different perspective on it. Here’s my simple perspective: Instead of looking at this thing each 90 days, if you back up and look at it, we’ve sold 237 million in just over four years. That’s about twice the number of iPhones that we sold over the first four years of iPhone. If you look at the…
  • Apple Pay: How to activate and use it outside of the U.S.A.

    MacDailyNews
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:28 pm
    “Apple Pay launched on Monday with iOS 8.1, allowing iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners to make contactless payments via NFC with Touch ID for authentication,” Kelly Hodgkins reports for MacRumors. “Though the initial launch is occurring in the United States where Apple has focused its efforts on getting credit card companies, banks, and retailers on board, international iPhone owners can also take advantage of Apple Pay if they have a supported U.S.-based credit card, as documented in Whirlpool forums and pointed out by Australian Beau Giles,” Hodgkins reports. “Users…
  • Wall Street Journal reviews Apple iMac Retina 5K: ‘Oh boy, will you want one’

    MacDailyNews
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    “I love using a desktop computer to write, surf and create, but I’ve had a nagging suspicion that they’re going away. Who needs a desktop in a world with laptops, tablets and even phones that are just as capable?” Geoffrey A. Fowler writes for The Wall Street Journal. “Last week Apple introduced a new kind of desktop iMac that changed my mind. The new computer is similar in shape and capability to last year’s iMac, except for one amazing feature: It packs four times the resolution into its 27-inch Retina screen. Because it has so many pixels—14.7 million, in…
  • Ars Technica reviews OS X Yosemite: A great victory for the newly collaborative Apple

    MacDailyNews
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    “Yosemite and iOS 8 are the first great victories for the newly collaborative Apple,” John Siracusa writes for Ars Technica. “The visual coherence between the products blessedly obsoletes the former one-way mimicry and reflects a deeper technological unity. Features like Handoff that require cooperation in all stages of development, from conceptualization to execution, are evidence of an Apple that puts the needs of its customers ahead of departmental divisions.” “The political and technical battles inherent in the former two-track development strategy for OS X…
  • Digital Photography Review: Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus offers a very good smartphone camera

    MacDailyNews
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
    “We’ve considered every aspect of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera, with the photographer in mind. We examined the user interface of the native camera app and its special features,” Lars Rehm writes for Digital Photography Review. “We experimented with the camera’s performance when taking stills and video, and had a play with the device’s many special feature modes.” “The large display is gorgeous and great for video and image viewing alike. In terms of the camera app Apple does what it has always done: instead of offering lots of features it…
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  • Apple’s Yosemite Spotlight Snoops on Your Location

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

    Kraig Becker
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, he found the once-proud tech giant in complete disarray. Over the previous decade, profits had plummeted to the point that the company was operating in the red, and many insiders felt that it had just weeks – perhaps even days – to live. But Jobs had a plan to turn Apple around, and it included slashing the product line down to a few core items, and focusing on making those items “insanely great.” That intense focus directly contributed to Apple’s comeback, which resulted in the success we see from the company today. But it…
  • Apple Pay Launches Today, But It Won’t Be an Overnight Success

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The long-awaited new payment system, Apple Pay, is finally being rolled out today. This is certainly a huge thing for Apple, who has long resisted including NFC in its phones; but with the newest iPhones, it is now possible to use your mobile phone as a means of paying for your purchases. And, yes, at some point Apple Pay will change your life. Source With the Apple Pay launch, you can now use your iPhone to pay for your Big Mac (large fries with that, please). You can also use your phone to make purchases at Whole Foods and Walgreen, along with about 220,000 stores nationwide. However, many…
  • Cutest Paw App – For Animal Lovers

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    I suppose that growing up with a menagerie has something to do with my love for animals. I remember having rabbits (lots of them, and yes, the breed like nothing else), sheep, huge chickens, turkeys, pigeons, and dogs. As an adult, I had fish and a turtle, as my condo was a tiny shoebox unfit for other pets. If you can’t get enough of cute animals – perhaps Grumpy Cat included – then here’s something for you: the Cutest Paw app. Now, I don’t normally suggest apps like these, but looking at their Facebook page, I think that the Cutest Paw app will catch your…
  • Apple’s October Event Delivers Hits and Misses

    Kraig Becker
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Apple just held its much-anticipated October event during which it unveiled a host of new products, including refreshed iPads, an upgraded Mac Mini, and the first iMac with a Retina display. On the surface, there is a lot to get excited about from these new gadgets, and it is tough to not get caught up in the marketing blitz that comes out of Cupertino. But a closer look at these products also reveals that not everything is as impressive as it first seems, and Apple didn’t quite deliver everything we could have hoped for. The Good Clearly the best products to be announced yesterday…
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  • Rumor: A8X processors allegedly feature three cores, 2GB of RAM

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

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

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

    Chris Barylick
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Apple’s fourth quarter revenues came in today and they’re everything investors could have asked for The Company posted quarterly revenue of US$42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion. These results compare to revenue of $37.5 billion and net profit of $7.5 billion, or $1.18 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of US$.47 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on November 13, 2014, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 10, 2014. “Our fiscal 2014…
  • Apple to release iOS 8.1, launch Apple Pay today

    Chris Barylick
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    It’s October 20th. It’s also the day iOS 8.1 is released to millions upon millions of iOS device users. Per The Mac Observer, Apple will be releasing iOS 8.1 later today. The update, which could be fairly large and take some time to download using an over-the-air update or iTunes, will also include the much-anticipated Apple Pay feature, which can be used as a payment option both in brick and mortar stores and using apps or within websites. With iOS 8.1, in-store payment is available on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus only. Within apps or on websites, the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 will…
 
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  • MyMac Podcast 527: Apple Event (Mini Minimised)

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

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

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

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

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

    Buster Hein
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Apple is in the market for a new sapphire supplier. GT Advanced Technologies and Apple have reached an agreement that will see the two companies amicably parting ways, after the sapphire supplier filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this month.…Read more ›
  • Turn your game audio up to 11 with these Bluetooth cans

    Rob LeFebvre
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    I typically try out a new product for review without reading any of the documentation or media relations stuff that the folks who send us such things want us to look at. I want to have as pristine an experience…Read more ›
  • Apple explains how to keep yourself safe from phishing hacks on the web

    Alex Heath
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Recent reports of iCloud phishing attempts in China illustrate just how important it is always verify that you’re logging into legitimate websites before you enter your precious passwords. To help, Apple today outlined how users can protect themselves from phishing…Read more ›
  • Apple Pay’s innovative loyalty program could supercharge holiday shopping

    Buster Hein
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Apple Pay is set to completely change the way we pay for things at the register, and to reward early adopters’ use of the new mobile payments system, Apple is planning to launch a new Apple Pay loyalty program in…Read more ›
  • BBC’s fact-tastic data-dicing tool puts your tiny life in perspective

    Rob LeFebvre
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    Wondering how many solar eclipses there have been since the day you were born? How about when your next birthday on Mercury is? Perhaps you want to know how much Earth’s population has changed since your very special day. You…Read more ›
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    MacInTouch

  • Report: iTunes

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    iTunes 12 and user interface issues...
  • Report: iMac Retina

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Thunderbolt experiences and comments
  • Report: Apple Pay

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    initial experiences and issues with Apple Pay...
  • Report: iPhone/iOS

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Apple Pay; iOS 8.1 bluetooth changes; hotspots and more
  • Report: Security

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    iCloud hacking and Apple's response; Yosemite privacy and security issues; POODLE problems for online banking; a Staples customer data breach; NSA issues and more
 
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    The Real Mac Genius

  • Customizing Your Mac’s Trackpad

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bowers & Wilkins launches the T7 portable wireless speaker

    dsellers
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Bowers & Wilkins (www.bwgroup.com) has released the T7, a portable speaker that combines Bluetooth wireless streaming with a compact size. It's the company's first Bluetooth speaker. The T7 uses two (patent-pending) force-canceling high-output bass radiators to extend low frequencies and sports two optimized two-inch drive units. It's the most portable standalone speaker Bowers & Wilkins has ever produced. The size of a hardcover book, it’s designed to be picked up and carried with you. T7’s rechargeable battery purportedly lasts up to10 hours at normal listening levels. read more
  • Satechi launches Mac compatible wireless gaming mouse

    dsellers
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Satechi has launched the Edge Wireless Gaming Mouse, which is equipped with seven function buttons. read more
  • Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai is coming to the Mac

    dsellers
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Feral Interactive (www.feralinteractive.com) says the historical strategy game Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai will be released for Mac this fall. Developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA for Windows, Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai is a standalone expansion pack for Total War: Shogun 2, brought to the Mac by Feral earlier this year. read more
  • Output Factory updated for Mac OS X Yosemite

    dsellers
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    Zevrix Solutions (http://www.zevrix.com) has announced Output Factory 1.511, compatibility update to its professional solution to automate output from Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates printing, exporting and post-processing from InDesign and offers batch output, variable file names, layer versioning, preflighting, detailed history and more. The new version makes Output Factory compatible with the recently released Mac OS X Yosemite and is offered as a free update to current users. read more
  • Kool Tools: the Cobra slim laptop bag

    dsellers
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    The US$195 Cobra slim from Booq (www.booqbags.com) is a laptop bag for fashion conscious professionals. It's constructed of Bionic fabric, a patented method that transforms recycled beverage bottles into high-performance yarn. read more
 
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    Daring Fireball

  • World Series Ballparks Are the First Pro Sports Venues to Support Apple Pay

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

    John Gruber
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Speaking of Kubrick, Ikea has a little fun for Halloween.  ★ 
  • BFI Releases New Trailer for ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

    John Gruber
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Well done. I’m curious, though, whether they needed the Kubrick estate’s permission to cut this. (Someone should have flagged those botched small caps on the quote attributions.) Also: Why is this film being re-released in cinemas in the UK but not here in the US?  ★ 
  • Siri, a ‘Sidekick’ for the Autistic

    John Gruber
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Wonderful story by Judith Newman, on her 13-year-old autistic son’s relationship with Siri: It’s not that Gus doesn’t understand Siri’s not human. He does — intellectually. But like many autistic people I know, Gus feels that inanimate objects, while maybe not possessing souls, are worthy of our consideration. I realized this when he was 8, and I got him an iPod for his birthday. He listened to it only at home, with one exception. It always came with us on our visits to the Apple Store. Finally, I asked why. “So it can visit its friends,” he said. Don’t miss this…
  • Some Research on iOS’s Mysterious Storage-Consuming ‘Other’

    John Gruber
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    Kevin Hamm: Many people have had problems updating their iOS device to iOS 8 because they don’t have enough space. The weird thing is that many of us have plenty of space, except there’s a mysterious padding of yellow marked “Other” that is, well, unknown. This has been going on for quite a while, and after some prodding from Wave and Gruber, I figured it was time to do some research. So, in pictures, here’s what I found. Update: Fireballed; cached at fireballed.org.  ★ 
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  • What color iPad should you get: Silver, gold, or space gray?

    Rene Ritchie
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:21 pm
    The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 come in a wider variety of colors — or metallic finishes — than ever before. Now, in addition to space gray and silver, you can also get both the new iPads in gold. The space gray still comes with a black faceplate and the gold, like the silver, comes with a white faceplate. With greater choice in colors, however, comes a harder choice — which one should you get? Fading black vs. whiting out The silver and the gold iPad Air and Retina iPad mini have white faceplates, which means you'll see a white border around the screen any and every time to use it. For…
  • GT Advanced to sell off Sapphire furnaces as partnership with Apple ends

    Chuong H Nguyen
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:41 pm
    In its bankruptcy settlement, it appears that GT Advanced Technologies, which would have been an Apple sapphire display partner, had struck an amicable deal with Apple. As part of its settlement, GT Advanced would sell its furnaces at the Mesa, Arizona facility to pay back Apple as well as surrender all claims and not disparage Apple. In an interview with the WSJ, GT Advanced Technologies attorney Luc Despin said: ...The proposed settlement allows GT Advanced to try to sell the furnaces at the Mesa, Ariz. sapphire-manufacturing facility, and give the money to Apple, which financed the…
  • Best apps with Apple Pay support: tap away bills

    Simon Sage
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Apple Pay is officially here, and developers are coming out of the woodwork with different ways to buy stuff with your fingerprint. There are a lot of big names already updated, and no doubt many more are on the way. If you've got an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, and you're itching to put NFC and Touch ID to work, get downloading these apps. Uber Uber helps you find a private driver when you need one while skipping the taxi line. Not only can you request a ride with the Uber app, you can also track the progress of your driver and know exactly when they'll arrive, and check on customer reviews so…
  • Hands on with Apple Pay

    Serenity Caldwell
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Apple Pay is a strange sort of wonderful magic—the kind of tech that makes you feel like you're living in the future. Our Android brethren have had NFC-enabled solutions for years in the form of Google Wallet, but compatible terminals were far and few between. That's changed: Apple Pay, at launch, is supported in over 220,000 stores and by 34 brands, with more launching by the end of the year. And it's not just random boutique shops and Apple Stores, either—there are big-name retailers and grocery stores on the master launch list. Earlier today, I hit up the Apple Store, Walgreens, and…
  • How to set up and troubleshoot Apple Pay

    Serenity Caldwell
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Apple Pay is here. The Cupertino company's official venture into the mobile payments space launched on Monday with dozens of in-store and online partners, and if you have an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, it's easy to start ditching your wallet for your device. Here's what you need to know. What banks and credit cards support Apple Pay? At launch, Apple Pay supports credit and debit cards from most of the major issuers, including American Express, Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, Citi, and Wells Fargo, with support for Barclaycard, the Navy Federal Credit Union, PNC, USAA, and USBank coming later in…
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    Slashdot: Apple

  • China Staging a Nationwide Attack On iCloud and Microsoft Accounts

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

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

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

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

    timothy
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Apple has long sold Bose headphones and speakers in its retail stores, including in the time since it acquired Bose-competitor Beats Audio, and despite the lawsuit filed by Bose against Apple alleging patent violations on the part of Beats. That's come to an end this week, though: Apple's dropped Bose merchandise both in its retail locations and online, despite recent news that the two companies have settled the patent suit.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
 
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  • Bowers & Wilkins launches the T7 portable wireless speaker

    dsellers
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Bowers & Wilkins (www.bwgroup.com) has released the T7, a portable speaker that combines Bluetooth wireless streaming with a compact size. It's the company's first Bluetooth speaker. The T7 uses two (patent-pending) force-canceling high-output bass radiators to extend low frequencies and sports two optimized two-inch drive units. It's the most portable standalone speaker Bowers & Wilkins has ever produced. The size of a hardcover book, it’s designed to be picked up and carried with you. T7’s rechargeable battery purportedly lasts up to10 hours at normal listening levels. read more
  • Satechi launches Mac compatible wireless gaming mouse

    dsellers
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Satechi has launched the Edge Wireless Gaming Mouse, which is equipped with seven function buttons. read more
  • Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai is coming to the Mac

    dsellers
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Feral Interactive (www.feralinteractive.com) says the historical strategy game Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai will be released for Mac this fall. Developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA for Windows, Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai is a standalone expansion pack for Total War: Shogun 2, brought to the Mac by Feral earlier this year. read more
  • Output Factory updated for Mac OS X Yosemite

    dsellers
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    Zevrix Solutions (http://www.zevrix.com) has announced Output Factory 1.511, compatibility update to its professional solution to automate output from Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates printing, exporting and post-processing from InDesign and offers batch output, variable file names, layer versioning, preflighting, detailed history and more. The new version makes Output Factory compatible with the recently released Mac OS X Yosemite and is offered as a free update to current users. read more
  • Kool Tools: the Cobra slim laptop bag

    dsellers
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    The US$195 Cobra slim from Booq (www.booqbags.com) is a laptop bag for fashion conscious professionals. It's constructed of Bionic fabric, a patented method that transforms recycled beverage bottles into high-performance yarn. read more
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  • Apple Opening Second Retail Store in Turkey This Saturday, October 25

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

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

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

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

    Juli Clover
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Earlier this year, Apple announced that it was ending development on Aperture in order to work on an upcoming Photos app for OS X that will replace both Aperture and iPhoto. At the time, Adobe, the company behind popular photo editing software Lightroom, promised to make a tool to allow Aperture users to import their photos into Lightroom 5, and today Adobe released its Aperture Import Plugin for Lightroom 5. The free plugin, which can be downloaded from Adobe's site, will make it simple for Aperture users to migrate their libraries into Lightroom, a task that takes quite a bit of time to do…
 
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  • GTAT Announces ‘Amicable Parting’ of Ways with Apple

    Bryan Chaffin
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) announced an "amicable parting of the ways" with Apple. GTAT announced the deal in court filings, though Apple itself has yet to comment.The Mac Observer Spin: Apple appears to be going to great lengths to keep the terms of its agreement with GTAT-terms the sapphire maker called "oppressive and burdensome"-secret. It would seem that Apple cut this new deal with GTAT solely to keep those documents sealed after the judge overseeing the bankruptcy told Apple he was inclined to unseal everything.
  • How I Came to Own and Sell a TAM Probably Owned by Jony Ive

    Bryan Chaffin
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
    This story starts several years ago. I want to say 2004, but I don't remember for sure. A friend of a friend worked at Apple, and he heard I was looking for a TAM. It turns out it was probably owned by Jony Ive, and this is how I found out.
  • Adobe KnowHow: Learn Photography From The Best for $29.99

    Bryan Chaffin
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    We have a training package for photographers today called Adobe Know-How. It contains more than 200 lectures with over 27 hours of content, and it's designed to teach both photography techniques and Photoshop CC skills. Courses include EasyDSLR Beginners Photography Course, The Art Of Black & White Photography, Night Photography Unlocked Video Course, and Mastering Adobe Photoshop CC: A Definitive Course. All that for $29.99. There's more information on the deal page.
  • How To Get Ready For iOS 8.1 [Update]

    Bryan Chaffin
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    If you're brave and intrepid, you probably already installed iOS 8.1. If you're the more cautious type, Kelly Guimont put together a quick guide for preparing your iOS devices for the new operating system to ensure a smooth upgrade.
  • Chuck La Tournous and Chris Breen to Speak at NJMUG’s 30th Anniversary Tuesday

    Chuck La Tournous
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous will speak at the New Jersey Macintosh User Group's (NJMUG) 30th Anniversary tonight. Macworld Senior Editor Chris Breen will be the featured speaker for the event. The group will celebrate its 30th anniversary at a special meeting at the Meadowlands Quality Inn in Lyndhurst, NJ from 7-10 p.m.
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  • Apple Reports Fourth-Quarter Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ricky Buchanan
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Here are some of the best articles, links, and new products that I have spotted online in the past week or so which have some relevance to Apple products and disabled or chronically ill users … iOS Links Using the AAC apps list. Third Party Keyboards in iOS 8 – what’s good for accessibility? There are a lot of iOS 8 third party keyboards out now – which ones are best for accessibility? Flip Writer text-based AAC displays in two directions. Adaptxt Keyboard is a capable and free iOS 8 add-on. iOS 8 How-to: Have your iOS device read text for you. AssistiveWare’s…
 
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  • Wednesday Morning News

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

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

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

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Clearly the big news today is the new goodies from Apple announced at their Town Hall event overnight. You can get all the details on the new iPad’s, iMac and even the updated Mac Mini in our event summary here . As you would expect much of the news today in the Apple World is covered there but there are a few other scraps floating around, so lets get on with bringing you those.
  • Apple releases new Retina 5K iMac, iPad Air 2, OS X Yosemite

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
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  • PaigeeWorld Releases Newest Version of Social Network App

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Vancouver, Canada – PaigeeDraw Inc., an independent software development company formed by Paige Rohrick, is thrilled to announce the release of PaigeeWorld 2.4, an update to its very popular social media art app for iOS and Android devices. This release has been timed with the release of PaigeeWorld Android 1.0. Version 2.4 sports a new look for Paigeeworld, and also introduces a new Discover feature for iPad. With over a half of a million downloads on the App Store, PaigeeWorld is becoming one of the fastest growing social network for artists and art enthusiasts. PaigeeWorld is a…
  • Magzter Diwali Dhamaka – up to 90% Off on digital magazines

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    New York, New York – The World’s largest and fastest growing global digital multi-platform newsstand and magazine store, Magzter continues to delight readers everywhere with irresistible deals to usher in Diwali; the festival of lights which is celebrated by Indians all over the world. Magzter announced special discounts on its extensive range of digital magazines going up to 90% off! Readers can choose their favorite reads from categories spanning Entertainment, Lifestyle, Sports, Women’s Interest, Automobiles, Men’s Interest, Home and so much more and delight in the…
  • Major Milestone: CS Odessa Makes 2014 Software Magazine 500 for 6th Time

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    San Jose, California – In 2009 CS Odessa made the “Software Magazine” 500 for the first time. From 2009 to the present CS Odessa has shown a steady increase in sales year over year. During 2013 CS Odessa saw a 10% annual growth rate over 2012. CS Odessa is proud to be ranked in Software Magazine’s listing of the top 500 software companies worldwide. This marks CS Odessa’s sixth consecutive year on the list, the result of continued commitment to customer service and satisfaction. Gregory Zhukov, CEO at CS Odessa, states, “This recognition affirms our…
  • PaintCode 2.2 adds Smart Symbols

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    San Francisco, California – PixelCut today released PaintCode 2.2 with Smart Symbols, a powerful new feature for prototyping user interface designs. PaintCode is a unique vector drawing app that generates Objective-C or Swift code in real time, acting as a bridge between developers and graphic designers. With PaintCode, developers can create an app that is truly resolution-independent, using code (instead of a large number of image assets) to draw a user interface. Smart Symbols allow designers to draw something on one canvas, then reuse it as a Symbol on other canvases in the document.
  • Yummy Software Releases Yummy FTP 10th Birthday Upgrade

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Verwood, United Kingdom – Yummy Software celebrates 10 years of Yummy FTP with an upgrade that’s brimming with new user-requested features, a UI overhaul designed with Apple’s newest OS X 10.10 Yosemite in mind, and even faster transfers. Yummy FTP v1.10: * Now Even Faster New multi-file transfers implementation for transfers so fast you’ll be blown away * New Queue New queue view for clear and easy management of schedules & transfers * New Preview New built-in preview viewer for movies, mp3s, images, text (including direct editing) * New Split Browser New split…
 
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  • PaigeeWorld Releases Newest Version of Social Network App

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Vancouver based PaigeeDraw Inc. today announces PaigeeWorld 2.4, an update to its very popular social media art app for iOS and Android devices. With over a half of a million downloads on the App Store, PaigeeWorld is becoming one of the fastest growing social network for artists and art enthusiasts. This release has been timed with the release of PaigeeWorld Android 1.0. Version 2.4 sports a new look for Paigeeworld, and also introduces a new Discover feature for iPad.
  • Magzter Diwali Dhamaka - up to 90% Off on digital magazines

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    Magzter continues to delight readers everywhere with irresistible deals to usher in Diwali; the festival of lights which is celebrated by Indians all over the world. Magzter announced special discounts on its extensive range of digital magazines going up to 90% off! Readers can choose their favorite reads from categories spanning Entertainment, Lifestyle, Sports, Women's Interest, Automobiles, Men's Interest, Home and so much more and delight in the super-savings from these deals.
  • Major Milestone: CS Odessa Makes 2014 Software Magazine 500 for 6th Time

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    California based CS Odessa is proud to be ranked in Software Magazine's listing of the top 500 software companies worldwide. This marks CS Odessa's sixth consecutive year on the list, the result of continued commitment to customer service and satisfaction. The company continues to attract customers with its innovative approach to knowledge organization and project planning. As CS Odessa charges ahead, it remains committed to further improving every aspect of the ConceptDraw brand.
  • PaintCode 2.2 adds Smart Symbols

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    PixelCut today released PaintCode 2.2 with Smart Symbols, a powerful new feature for prototyping user interface designs. Symbols in PaintCode are resizable and parametric, which means PaintCode has the best support for Symbols of any drawing app on Mac. PaintCode is a unique vector drawing app that generates Objective-C or Swift code in real time, acting as a bridge between developers and graphic designers. With PaintCode, developers can create an app that is truly resolution-independent.
  • Yummy Software Releases Yummy FTP 10th Birthday Upgrade

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    UK based Yummy Software celebrates 10 years of Yummy FTP with an upgrade that's brimming with new user-requested features, a UI overhaul designed with Apple's newest OS X 10.10 Yosemite in mind, and even faster transfers. Yummy FTP is an FTP + SFTP + FTPS file transfer client which focuses on speed, reliability and productivity. Its highly tuned multi-connection file transfer engine is coupled with an intelligent recovery system to automatically handle most file transfer issues.
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  • Build A Defense HQ In Tropico 5: Generalissimo

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    October 20, 2014 6:00 AMKalypso Media Digital recently released Tropico 5: Generalissimo, the latest DLC for the popular simulation which gives players the chance to try their hand at running a dictatorship. Generalissimo adds a new scenario, a new Defense HQ for training elite commandos, the Madre de Dios sandbox map, the impressive General's Hat avatar accessory, and a new music track.Is the Cold War over yet? Far from it! As history is repeating itself with the Tropican Missile Crisis! In ‘Generalissimo’, the latest DLC for Tropico 5, El Presidente is preparing for all-out invasion and…
  • Paradox Grand Strategy Collection Now At MGS

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    October 20, 2014 6:00 AMParadox Interactive's Paradox Grand Strategy Collection is available now for purchase at Mac Game Store. The collection includes a set of signature hits from Paradox Development Studio: Crusader Kings II, Europa Universalis II, Hearts of Iron III, and the Windows version of Victoria II.The Paradox Grand Strategy Collection contains the following titles:Crusader Kings IIEuropa Universalis IIHearts of Iron IIIVictoria II (PC only)Requirements:Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later2 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac2 GB RAM1 GB VRAMVideo:AMD Radeon HD 6750MNVIDIA GeForce 320MRequires Steam and a…
  • Fill And Cross Trick Or Treat 2 Now At MGS

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    October 20, 2014 6:00 AMFill and Cross Trick or Treat 2 from 8 Floor Games is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The Halloween themed "Griddlers" game features 120 unique levels, 6 locations, 25 trophies to collect and more than 10 hours of gameplay. Trick or treat? No tricks! 120 new Halloween-themed levels is a real treat for griddlers fans on Halloween! Boo! Today you have a unique opportunity to remember Halloween night! Are you afraid of ghosts? Can you get a lot of tasty candies faster than your friends? 120 unique levels, 6 locations and more than 10 hours of…
  • Solitaire Game Halloween Deals A Spooky Hand

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    October 20, 2014 6:00 AMSolitaire Game Halloween from 8 Floor Games is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The Halloween infused card game features 120 spook filled levels of solitaire fun spanning 12 mystical locations, and featuring a variety of achievements and trophies to collect.Trick or treat? No tricks! 120 new Halloween-themed levels is a real treat for solitaire fans on Halloween!Boo! Today you have a unique opportunity to remember Halloween night! Are you afraid of ghosts? Can you get a lot of tasty candies faster than your friends?12 mystical locations and…
  • Reassemble Carved Up Photos In Holiday Jigsaw Halloween 2

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    October 20, 2014 6:00 AM8 Floor Games' Holiday Jigsaw Halloween 2 is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The spooky jigsaw game features 500 unique high-quality photos to divide up and attempt to reassemble. HJH2 features convenient controls, hints, custom pieces, and a variety of trophies to collect. Trick or treat? No tricks! 500 new unique high-quality photos is a real treat for jigsaw fans on Halloween!Boo! Today you have a unique opportunity to remember Halloween night! Are you afraid of ghosts? Can you get a lot of tasty candies faster than your friends?Enjoy high…
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  • Apple issues advice on avoiding phishing after attacks in China

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

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

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

    Kenny Hemphill
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Apple has announced a Retina display version of the iMac at its special event in California. The new iMac has what Apple called ‘the world’s highest resolution display with a breathtaking 14.7 million pixels.’ The resolution of that Retina display is 5120 x 2880, which means it has four times as many pixels as the regular 27in iMac, and 67% more than a 4K display, according to Apple. ‘Thirty years after the first Mac changed the world, the new iMac with Retina 5K display running OS X Yosemite is the most insanely great Mac we have ever made, said Phil Schiller, Apple’s…
  • Apple accidentally ‘confirms’ iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

    Kenny Hemphill
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:09 pm
    A rare slip-up in Cupertino has all but confirmed that the iPad Air and iPad mini are due for an update tomorrow. The mistake, first reported by 9to5Mac appeared in screenshots for the iOS 8.1 user guide which appeared briefly in the iBooks section of the App Store today. ‘The screenshots confirm that both new tablets will include nearly identical designs to their predecessors and the addition of Touch ID sensors in the Home button. Another new feature confirmed by this leak is a new Burst Mode (first introduced with the iPhone 5s) for the iPad Air 2,’ said 9to5Mac. The leak also…
 
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  • Apple’s iPad/iMac event – The Good, The Bad, and the Meh

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

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

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

    Dr. Macenstein
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    MIRROR DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 14 Hours BUY-IT Price: 1,000 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Light and Metal / Palladium and Radiant (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to discover the latest […]
  • Release Siri’s Wild Side with Mouthy

    Dr. Macenstein
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Apple’s Siri has some cute little Easter Eggs built in to her programming that let you ask her all sorts of inappropriate questions and get back some mildly amusing, PG-13 answers. But what if you want to see what Siri would sound like all grown up? And drunk? Well, now you can, with Mouthy (free […]
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  • Smart Scroll 4.0b11 - Scroll more smoothly, more quickly, and more comfortably (beta). (Shareware)

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Smart Scroll makes scrolling smoother, faster, and more comfortable. Features: Scroll Wheel+ & Multi-Touch+: smoother, more comfortable and/or faster scrolling for your trackpad or mouse. Try it! Hover Scroll: just hover the cursor near the top or bottom of a window and relax, no need to keep scrolling! Auto Scroll: read more comfortably with automatic, hands-free scrolling! Grab Scroll: the best way to scroll with a graphics tablet or regular mouse! Scroll Keys: scroll from the keyboard with the same keys in all applications. Improves even the latest trackpads and mice! Other features…
  • Splice 1.4.23 - Cloud platform for music creation, collaboration, and sharing (beta). (Free)

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Splice is a cloud platform for music creation, collaboration, and sharing. The Splice desktop app syncs all of your projects, samples, and presets with the cloud. Get notified of changes in a music project and instantly load any save to view and even comment on progress.Version 1.4.23: Yosemite dark mode support. OS X 10.7.5 or later Download Now
  • Findings 1.1 - Lab notebook app for scientists. (Demo)

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Findings is a notebook app for scientists. When running experiments in a lab, it is crucial to keep track of what one is doing, to be able to later reproduce the results, assemble and publish them. This is what lab notebooks are for. For as long as science has existed, lab notebooks have been made of paper. There is something great about paper, and the freedom and flexibility it affords. But in 2014, paper starts to show its limits in other areas where computers have taken over: storing results, analyzing data, searching, replicating, sharing, preserving, and more. Findings ambition is…
  • iExplorer 3.5.1.2 - View and transfer all the files on your iOS device or iPod. (Demo)

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    iExplorer is an iPhone browser for Mac lets you view the files on your iOS device. By using a drag and drop interface, you can quickly copy files and folders between your Mac and your iPhone or iTouch. It works with both jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones and works quickly with a standard USB cable. Features: All the best technology from Phone to Mac, Phone Disk, and iExplorer 2, and then some One-click recovery of music and videos straight to iTunes Explore and export photos and videos (even from older iPods) Mount any folder or category, including playlists and photo albums, then browse…
  • SimpleImage 6.1.3 - Media cataloging and viewing utility. (Demo)

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    SimpleImage is a full-featured media viewing, cataloguing and slide show application, updated to take full advantage of Mac OS X.Version 6.1.3: New look for the Find panel Image selection overlays no longer draw outside the image bounds Fixed a bug that caused rendering artifacts when displaying large images on Macs with certain graphics hardware Fixed controls in some panels not drawing with the correct appearance in Yosemite OS X 10.9 or later QuickTime 7.2 or later 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!

  • 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…
  • Declutter

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

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

    MacZOT
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Voilabits MediaConverterUltimate Whatever video conversion, downloading, DVD burning or video editing, all-in-one Media Converter for Mac can do it! Normally: $49.99 ZOT Price: $19.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   How wonderful it is that any media treatment can get achieved in one tool! This all-round Media Converter Ultimate for Mac can do almost any of the video tasks. It can be used as 5 apps including video converter, video downloader, video editor, DVD ripper and DVD burner. Don't hesitate to embrace this amazing program, and now it's only $19.99!!! Just get it and…
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    MacBlogz

  • Apple and GT Advanced Reach Deal to End Partnership, GT to Sell Furnaces to Pay Debt

    Juli Clover
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:07 pm
    GT Advanced and Apple have reached a deal that will see the two companies dissolving their partnership, according to documents submitted to the court earlier today, reports The Wall Street Journal. According to GT Advanced attorney Luc Despins, the agreement between the two companies marks an "amicable parting of the ways." Under the terms of the deal, GT Advanced will sell off more than 2,000 sapphire furnaces, with some of the proceeds going to Apple as repayment for the $440 million loan the company gave GT to purchase the sapphire equipment. Mr. Despins said the proposed settlement…
  • iPad Air 2 Up to 55% Faster Than iPhone 6, Up to 68% Faster Than iPad Air

    Eric Slivka
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    A short time ago, we highlighted a new benchmark appearing to show an iPad Air 2 device carrying an A8X chip with a triple-core 1.5 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM. While we mentioned that the enhanced specs have led to huge performance gains compared to the A8 chip found in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Primate Labs has now published a nice pair of charts showing just how dramatic this improvement really is, making the iPad Air 2 far and away the fastest iOS device ever. The most striking improvement comes in the multi-score benchmarks, where the A8X with its three cores of processing power blows…
  • What's Apple doing with the iPad Mini 3?

    Yoni Heisler
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    To say that Apple glossed over the iPad Mini 3 last week would be putting it mildly. All told, Apple spent exactly 35 seconds discussing the device. And with good reason, the iPad Mini 3 is essentially the same device as the iPad Mini 2, the lone...
  • iPad Air 2 Benchmark Points to A8X Chip With Triple-Core 1.5 GHz CPU, 2 GB RAM

    Eric Slivka
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    While Apple touted the power of the new A8X chip used in the iPad Air 2 at the company's media event last week, the company as usual opted not to disclose exact specifications on the part, leaving the details up to rumor and speculation until the device starts making its way into the hands of users and teardown experts. But with Apple shipping out orders to customers for delivery as soon as tomorrow, it appears that at least one user has already gotten his or her hands on the iPad Air 2 and run a Geekbench 3 benchmarking test on it (via Gizmobic). If the result is genuine, and Primate Labs…
  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Kelly Hodgkins
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Pro Reader - PDF, DJVU,...
 
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2014.10.17 - Apple's 10.16.2014 Event

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

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

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

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

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

  • Using iCloud Drive

    Gary Rosenzweig
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    With OS X Yosemite you can use iCloud Drive as a place to store your files. iCloud Drive syncs between Macs and the files can also be accessed by the appropriate apps in iOS 8 on the iPhone and iPad. You can also create your own folders in iCloud Drive on Yosemite and access files […]
  • The Video Guide To Yosemite

    Gary Rosenzweig
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    We thought that instead of writing a 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 than 2 hours of instruction, and made it super-easy to get by putting it in the Mac App Store. Plus, […]
  • What’s New In Mac OS X Yosemite

    Gary Rosenzweig
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    Check out the major new features of Mac OS X Yosemite. There are some major new features like iCloud Drive, Notification Center widgets, app extensions and iOS 8 continuity functions. Also be sure to check out the Video Guide to Yosemite available now in the Mac App Store. Video Transcript (Click to Expand) Hi, this […]
  • Using iOS 8 Notification Center Widgets

    Gary Rosenzweig
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    With iOS 8 you can add widgets to Notification Center for easy access to information and documents inside of apps. Learn how to add widgets and use them. You can view your recent files in DropBox, jump to a book in the Kindle app, perform calculations with PCalc, and get detailed weather and other information. […]
  • Using Spotlight Search in iOS 8

    Gary Rosenzweig
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The basic search function in iOS has been expanded in iOS 8 to include useful suggestions. You’ll see Wikipedia entries, movie times, map locations and items in the App and iTunes Stores. You can also adjust what you see in a Spotlight Search in the Settings app, removing items and setting their order. Video Transcript […]
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    Mac Tutorials - HD

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Here Are the Apple Pay Apps Currently Available Today

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

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

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

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    It’s sad every time we hear that the iPod is slowly dying on us. Once a landmark of portable technology, the iconic media players are slowly falling into oblivion. The reason? Most likely, the iPhone. According to the latest conference call discussing Apple’s quarterly earnings, the iPod has again registered slender sales (if you can call 2.6 million a small number), about 24 percent lower than the year-ago-quarter. Mind you, this happens every quarter (albeit with some fluctuating numbers),... (read more)
  • Apple Orders Developers to Support iOS 8, 64-Bit Chips Starting February 1, 2015

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    A terse but very clear message directed at registered developers has been sent out this week from Cupertino: all app submissions from February 1 forth must support 64-bit architectures and iOS 8. No ifs or buts. Apple is making it clear, albeit using very mild vocabulary, that it will no longer accept non-iOS 8 submissions starting early next year. The reasons are obvious: to reduce fragmentation in the ecosystem. Apple’s message The memo was posted on the News and Announcements area on App... (read more)
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    9to5Mac

  • Apple launches new service allowing local businesses to get listed on Apple Maps, solicits indoor mapping partners

    Mike Beasley
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Apple has launched a new web service called Maps Connect that allows small business owners to manage their listings on Apple Maps along with a tool for setting up indoor positioning in select areas. Companies can enter their own listings and verify via a phone call or email address. The iBeacon-powered indoor mapping tool allows businesses to setup interior views of their businesses on Apple Maps to help guide users through their venues. This tool is currently limited only to locations that meet specific criteria, such as Wi-Fi throughout the building and at least 1 million visitors per year.
  • First iPad Air 2 deliveries begin in Australia

    Mike Beasley
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:34 pm
    The iPad Air 2 only recently started shipping with delivery dates of October 22nd and 23rd, and it appears the first devices have been delivered to Australian owners over the past few hours, as several 9to5Mac readers have tipped us. At least one device in the wild was tested on Geekbench recently, revealing some interesting undisclosed facts about Apple’s A8X processor. iPad Air 2 buyers in the United States and other launch countries should expect to start seeing deliveries tomorrow. If you haven’t already ordered yours, you can get it on Apple.com today. Thanks, tipsters!
  • iPhone 6 Plus and Nexus 6 compared: is Google’s bigger display really that much of an advantage?

    Mike Beasley
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:19 pm
    TechCrunch TechCrunch went hands-on with Google’s newest smartphone, the Nexus 6, and took some time to compare it to the iPhone 6 Plus. In the photo above, you’ll see that the two phones share near identical dimensions, though the Nexus still manages to pack a larger 6.22-inch display space into the same body. The Nexus is actually a bit bigger than it looks in the photo, though the perspective makes it a little hard to tell. When compared spec-for-spec, the Nexus comes in at 6mm taller, 5mm wider, and 3mm thicker than the iPhone. It’s not a huge difference, but the Nexus…
  • Triple-core iPad Air 2 pegged as 55% faster than any other iOS device, Retina 5K iMac top score beats low-end Pro

    Mike Beasley
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Geekbench results for the iMac with Retina 5K Display have hit the web and show that when it comes to 64-bit processing, the 4.0 GHz model of the new all-in-one comes out ahead of the lowest-end (3.7 GHz) Mac Pro. Of course, the rest of the Mac Pro family handily beats the iMac in the same category. The extra power is almost certainly dedicating to keeping things running smoothly on the impressive new 5K display. Meanwhile, on the mobile side, new benchmarks for the iPad Air 2 have revealed some very interesting data regarding the new A8X system-on-a-chip. According to Geekbench, the new…
  • 9to5Toys Last Call: SanDisk 64GB iOS Flash Drive $68, Belkin Bluetooth car kit $28, Intel 120GB SSD $60, more

    Dan DeSilva
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:46 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: SanDisk Connect Wireless iOS Flash Drive: 64GB for $68 (Reg. $100) and 32GB for $45 (Reg. $60) Add Bluetooth to your car – Belkin Hands-Free Bluetooth Car Kit: $27.58 AC shipped 2.5-inch Solid-State Drives: Intel 530 Series 120GB $60 (orig. $150), Crucial m4 256GB (refurb) $85 (orig. $300) Apple’s former Director of Industrial Design is behind the new Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight Civilization: Beyond…
 
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    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • 5 Games From The 90s You Can Play On Your Mac Today

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

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

    Dave LeClair
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Are you finding that your Mac isn’t running as smoothly as it once was? After having spent over $1,000 on a computer, poor performance shouldn’t be tolerated. The best option for boosting the speed of your Mac permanently is to upgrade its hardware, as nothing will speed up a computer like more RAM, a better processor, or an SSD. However, that’s not a practical solution in all cases, and that’s where software like MacBooster 2 comes into play. The important question is: does MacBooster 2 actually speed up an ailing Apple computer, or is it just a bunch of unnecessary…
  • Save 96% On 8 Mac Apps, OS X & Web Development Courses For $29.99; Limited Time Offer

    Dave LeClair
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    You like to save money, right? Of course you do, saving money is fantastic. You end up owning something awesome, and you spend far less money than you would have otherwise. It’s the very definition of a win-win. Well, if you use a Mac and want to get some awesome software at a staggering 96% discount, you need to check out Mac To The Future Bundle from StackSocial. It comes with eight high-end Mac apps along with access to 25 OS X and web development courses. It would normally sell for $961, but thanks to the bundle, you can snag it all...Read the full article: Save 96% On 8 Mac Apps,…
  • Want Windows 10 Features? Buy A Mac Today!

    Matt Smith
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Windows 10 looks exciting. It reintroduces real desktop search, includes multiple desktops and adds a start menu with live tile “widgets”. Unfortunately it’s not scheduled for release until the middle of 2015 at the earliest, but Microsoft fans need not worry. You can have all these features and more right now if you swallow your pride and buy a Mac instead. Why View Tasks When You Can Control Missions? In 2003 an awesome feature called Exposé was added to Mac OS X Panther. Its announcement was met with cheers, and for good reason; finally, someone had figured out how to…
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  • Retail Financials Up, But To Be Reported No More

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

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

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

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

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

    Richard
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Vancouver, Canada – PaigeeDraw Inc., an independent software development company formed by Paige Rohrick, is thrilled to announce the release of PaigeeWorld 2.4, an update to its very popular social media art app for iOS and Android devices. This release has been timed with the release of PaigeeWorld Android 1.0. Version 2.4 sports a new look for Paigeeworld, and also introduces a new Discover feature for iPad. With over a half of a million downloads on the App Store, PaigeeWorld is becoming one of the fastest growing social network for artists and art enthusiasts. PaigeeWorld is a…
  • Magzter Diwali Dhamaka – up to 90% Off on digital magazines

    Richard
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    New York, New York – The World’s largest and fastest growing global digital multi-platform newsstand and magazine store, Magzter continues to delight readers everywhere with irresistible deals to usher in Diwali; the festival of lights which is celebrated by Indians all over the world. Magzter announced special discounts on its extensive range of digital magazines going up to 90% off! Readers can choose their favorite reads from categories spanning Entertainment, Lifestyle, Sports, Women’s Interest, Automobiles, Men’s Interest, Home and so much more and delight in the…
  • Major Milestone: CS Odessa Makes 2014 Software Magazine 500 for 6th Time

    Richard
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    San Jose, California – In 2009 CS Odessa made the “Software Magazine” 500 for the first time. From 2009 to the present CS Odessa has shown a steady increase in sales year over year. During 2013 CS Odessa saw a 10% annual growth rate over 2012. CS Odessa is proud to be ranked in Software Magazine’s listing of the top 500 software companies worldwide. This marks CS Odessa’s sixth consecutive year on the list, the result of continued commitment to customer service and satisfaction. Gregory Zhukov, CEO at CS Odessa, states, “This recognition affirms our…
  • PaintCode 2.2 adds Smart Symbols

    Richard
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    San Francisco, California – PixelCut today released PaintCode 2.2 with Smart Symbols, a powerful new feature for prototyping user interface designs. PaintCode is a unique vector drawing app that generates Objective-C or Swift code in real time, acting as a bridge between developers and graphic designers. With PaintCode, developers can create an app that is truly resolution-independent, using code (instead of a large number of image assets) to draw a user interface. Smart Symbols allow designers to draw something on one canvas, then reuse it as a Symbol on other canvases in the document.
  • Yummy Software Releases Yummy FTP 10th Birthday Upgrade

    Richard
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Verwood, United Kingdom – Yummy Software celebrates 10 years of Yummy FTP with an upgrade that’s brimming with new user-requested features, a UI overhaul designed with Apple’s newest OS X 10.10 Yosemite in mind, and even faster transfers. Yummy FTP v1.10: * Now Even Faster New multi-file transfers implementation for transfers so fast you’ll be blown away * New Queue New queue view for clear and easy management of schedules & transfers * New Preview New built-in preview viewer for movies, mp3s, images, text (including direct editing) * New Split Browser New split…
 
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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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    The Loop

  • Definitive guide to beer glasses

    Shawn King
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Digg: A nicely crafted beer is a thing of beauty, but if you’re pouring it into just any old grimy pint glass, you’re not letting that brew reach its true potential. The right glass is key to getting every last boozy drop of pleasure.​ A lot of people don’t realize that the shape of the glass you drink your beer out of can affect the way it tastes. In general, beer glasses are designed to enhance the kinds of beers inside. Always drives me nuts when I go to a bar and ask for a specialized beer and it comes in the “wrong” glass. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • ∞ Insane CGI

    Dave Mark
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    [VIDEO] Just no words to describe this video. It’s incredibly creepy, yet compelling. Amazing CGI work.
  • Chinese carrier offers pocket enlargement to iPhone 6 Plus customers

    Dave Mark
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    Yup, it’s China Unicom, the second largest mobile carrier in China. Because marketing. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • ∞ Apple’s fourth quarter results press release

    Dave Mark
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    Apple’s release, plus links to the webcast recording of the call and to the call transcript.
  • Apple Pay and NFC spoofing

    Dave Mark
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Why NFC spoofing might work with other wallet mechanisms, but not with Apple Pay. ∞ Read this on The Loop
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  • Millions of DropBox Account Credentials Leaked Online, DropBox Denies of Being Hacked

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Paul Horowitz
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:24 pm
    The newest version of Safari in OS X Yosemite defaults to only displaying the domain name of the website you are visiting, rather than the complete URL that many users have long been accustomed to seeing. Some users won’t notice the change, but for many of us, this is unnecessary and annoying as it hides ... Read More
  • iOS 8.1 Download Released with Apple Pay, Camera Roll, Wi-Fi Fix, Bug Fixes, etc

    Paul Horowitz
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    Apple has released iOS 8.1 for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The update offers a variety of new features for mobile devices, and also resolves some of the bugs and issues that existed with prior versions of iOS 8. The iOS 8.1 update is recommended for all users to install on their ... Read More
  • How to Delete an iCloud Account from an iPhone / iPad

    Paul Horowitz
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    For those of us who juggle between multiple iCloud accounts (which is really not recommended), you may need to remove an iCloud account associated with an iPhone or iPad some times. This is typically for situations where you need to swap in a different account, create a new iCloud login for some reason, or just ... Read More
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  • 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
  • Bank of America Readying Customers for Apple Pay

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    I was checking my online account with Bank of America and was presented with this advertisement for Apple Pay. It seems that BofA is well on their way to implementing the service. There was a complete explanation of how Apple Pay works, from a layman’s point of view, and assurance that it is secure and convenient.
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  • Upgrading? Backup First!

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

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

    Phyllis Evans
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    So, now that you’ve updated to that new iPhone 6, or even upgraded from a 4S to a 5C or 5S, what are you going to do with the old phone? If you bought it through Sprint, Verizon or AT&T, they’ll buy back your old phone for about $100. You could probably sell it on eBay and you might get more, but might also get less. And it all takes time. Several weeks. And a few headaches with packing and shipping. My daughter just upgraded from her old 4S to a 5C through her AT&T account. AT&T would buy back her 4S for a $100 gift card, and it would be somewhere around 3 weeks to process…
  • iOS 8 Modifying Spotlight Search on iDevice

    Chita Hunter
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
     Less can be more… The new iOS 8 features added to Spotlight allow you to search more content. And, I found myself doing a little more scrolling in the search results than I cared for. Like me, sometimes you may find that this is a lot more than you need to search for. Luckily, you can trim down the search results and reorder the search categories to better fit your needs.
  • EasyEnvelopes for your envelope printing needs

    Terry White
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Label or Envelope? I have a Brother Color Laser Printer and a Dymo LabelWriter. I love both devices, but when it comes to mailing something in an envelope I could either print a label or print right on the envelope. As with a lot things, i’m usually in need of one or the other as I’m walking out the door. I think for a minute, which is going to be the fastest and take the least amount of setup. The Dymo definitely wins for packages, but an envelope could go either way. Also it’s cheaper and less wasteful to print on the envelope. I remembered the good ole days of Mac OS 9…
 
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  • PaigeeWorld Releases Newest Version of Social Network App

    Richard
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Vancouver, Canada – PaigeeDraw Inc., an independent software development company formed by Paige Rohrick, is thrilled to announce the release of PaigeeWorld 2.4, an update to its very popular social media art app for iOS and Android devices. This release has been timed with the release of PaigeeWorld Android 1.0. Version 2.4 sports a new look for Paigeeworld, and also introduces a new Discover feature for iPad. With over a half of a million downloads on the App Store, PaigeeWorld is becoming one of the fastest growing social network for artists and art enthusiasts. PaigeeWorld is a…
  • Magzter Diwali Dhamaka – up to 90% Off on digital magazines

    Richard
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    New York, New York – The World’s largest and fastest growing global digital multi-platform newsstand and magazine store, Magzter continues to delight readers everywhere with irresistible deals to usher in Diwali; the festival of lights which is celebrated by Indians all over the world. Magzter announced special discounts on its extensive range of digital magazines going up to 90% off! Readers can choose their favorite reads from categories spanning Entertainment, Lifestyle, Sports, Women’s Interest, Automobiles, Men’s Interest, Home and so much more and delight in the…
  • Major Milestone: CS Odessa Makes 2014 Software Magazine 500 for 6th Time

    Richard
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    San Jose, California – In 2009 CS Odessa made the “Software Magazine” 500 for the first time. From 2009 to the present CS Odessa has shown a steady increase in sales year over year. During 2013 CS Odessa saw a 10% annual growth rate over 2012. CS Odessa is proud to be ranked in Software Magazine’s listing of the top 500 software companies worldwide. This marks CS Odessa’s sixth consecutive year on the list, the result of continued commitment to customer service and satisfaction. Gregory Zhukov, CEO at CS Odessa, states, “This recognition affirms our…
  • PaintCode 2.2 adds Smart Symbols

    Richard
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    San Francisco, California – PixelCut today released PaintCode 2.2 with Smart Symbols, a powerful new feature for prototyping user interface designs. PaintCode is a unique vector drawing app that generates Objective-C or Swift code in real time, acting as a bridge between developers and graphic designers. With PaintCode, developers can create an app that is truly resolution-independent, using code (instead of a large number of image assets) to draw a user interface. Smart Symbols allow designers to draw something on one canvas, then reuse it as a Symbol on other canvases in the document.
  • Yummy Software Releases Yummy FTP 10th Birthday Upgrade

    Richard
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Verwood, United Kingdom – Yummy Software celebrates 10 years of Yummy FTP with an upgrade that’s brimming with new user-requested features, a UI overhaul designed with Apple’s newest OS X 10.10 Yosemite in mind, and even faster transfers. Yummy FTP v1.10: * Now Even Faster New multi-file transfers implementation for transfers so fast you’ll be blown away * New Queue New queue view for clear and easy management of schedules & transfers * New Preview New built-in preview viewer for movies, mp3s, images, text (including direct editing) * New Split Browser New split…
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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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  • Bowers & Wilkins launches the T7 portable wireless speaker

    dsellers
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Bowers & Wilkins (www.bwgroup.com) has released the T7, a portable speaker that combines Bluetooth wireless streaming with a compact size. It's the company's first Bluetooth speaker. The T7 uses two (patent-pending) force-canceling high-output bass radiators to extend low frequencies and sports two optimized two-inch drive units. It's the most portable standalone speaker Bowers & Wilkins has ever produced. The size of a hardcover book, it’s designed to be picked up and carried with you. T7’s rechargeable battery purportedly lasts up to10 hours at normal listening levels. read more
  • Satechi launches Mac compatible wireless gaming mouse

    dsellers
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Satechi has launched the Edge Wireless Gaming Mouse, which is equipped with seven function buttons. read more
  • Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai is coming to the Mac

    dsellers
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Feral Interactive (www.feralinteractive.com) says the historical strategy game Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai will be released for Mac this fall. Developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA for Windows, Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai is a standalone expansion pack for Total War: Shogun 2, brought to the Mac by Feral earlier this year. read more
  • Output Factory updated for Mac OS X Yosemite

    dsellers
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    Zevrix Solutions (http://www.zevrix.com) has announced Output Factory 1.511, compatibility update to its professional solution to automate output from Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates printing, exporting and post-processing from InDesign and offers batch output, variable file names, layer versioning, preflighting, detailed history and more. The new version makes Output Factory compatible with the recently released Mac OS X Yosemite and is offered as a free update to current users. read more
  • Kool Tools: the Cobra slim laptop bag

    dsellers
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    The US$195 Cobra slim from Booq (www.booqbags.com) is a laptop bag for fashion conscious professionals. It's constructed of Bionic fabric, a patented method that transforms recycled beverage bottles into high-performance yarn. read more
 
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    Mac|Life - All Articles

  • Apple May Launch Rumored Apple Pay Loyalty Program in Time for Holidays

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

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

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

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

    MacLife Staff
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]No one knows gamers like Look Crate does. Receiving a box full of game-related goodies at your front door every month will make you feel like you got a 1Up mushroom in life. Score the mystery assortment of geeky goodness from Loot Crate and save when you purchase the latest deal in our Deals tab.When you're a Loot Crate subscriber, it's like Christmas arrives at your doorstep every month. There's no telling what you'll get, but you're guaranteed to love it. You'll score exclusive items, out of the ordinary collectibles,…
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    FairerPlatform

  • iMac Retina 5K vs Mac Pro: A Pretty Clear Choice

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

    the rocr
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    Still waiting for the iPhone nano? Me, too, sort of. However, like an Apple branded Blu-Ray player, the iMac touch is a zombie rumor that you can quite safely lay to rest. Yes, you can get an iMac touch right now, ... The post iMac Touch: ‘Not All That Interested in Building One’ appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Here Comes 10Gbps Fiber Broadband, Says SK Telecom

    the rocr
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:14 am
    No one is on the verge of rolling out 10Gbps fiber broadband just yet, but South Korea’s SK Telecom has joined Bell Labs and Google Fiber in talking about über fast internet. That said, SK will join Bell Labs in ... The post Here Comes 10Gbps Fiber Broadband, Says SK Telecom appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Free eBooks on Apple’s iBooks: Pretty Little Liars, Private, More

    the rocr
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    In addition to the fact that eBooks save trees, the next best thing about iBooks is that there are so many truly awesome free eBooks available on the iBooks Store. From classics, like Jane Austina’s Pride & Prejudice, to today’s ... The post Free eBooks on Apple’s iBooks: Pretty Little Liars, Private, More appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Apple Patches Poodle SSL in Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion

    the rocr
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Poodle, would a rat dog, often really big ones, by any other name be less psychotic? The world’s Secure Socket Layer (SSL) problems* just won’t stay fixed and Mac security is affected. Apple has issued a Poodle patch for OS ... The post Apple Patches Poodle SSL in Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion appeared first on FairerPlatform.
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  • Want even more security? Try self-destructing drives

    Justin Esgar
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Yeah I’m not kidding. You read that title correctly. SecureDrives of the United Kingdom now sells an SSD drive that has the ability to be destroyed in case the laptop is stolen or tampered with. With built-in GSM (free for the first year, 29 british pounds each year thereafter), you can remotely destroy your hard drive. There are some failsafes, but if your corporate documents are of upmost important, simply call in your special text code and much like Mission Impossible, the information on the drive will be destroyed in 5…..4……3…..2….1…boom. Standard…
  • How to use your email – Infographic

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

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

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

    Justin Esgar
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    We are super pleased to announce the launch of our San Francisco office. Virtua Computers now with offices in NYC and California becomes your “any-time I need help I can call” Apple consultants. Our SF offices are run by Nick McSpadden. Nicks prior experiences of working at a private school make him the perfect consultant for your business. Why? He’s probably seen every issue there could possibly be! Nick’s expertise in deployment, and IT management means he can help streamline your business. No more late nights wondering why your email isn’t working – Nick…
 
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  • iOS 8.1 available, how to update

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

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

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

    Serhat Kurt
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    Apple Turkey announced today that it is set to open its second retail store in Turkey. This new store will be located in at the Akasya Shopping Center. Apple opened its first retail store in Turkey last April. The post Apple set to open second retail store in Turkey appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • New in iOS 8: View desktop version of websites on iPhone / iPad

    Serhat Kurt
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
    Many web sites are optimized for mobile devices (e.g. iPhone and iPad). Although mobile versions of websites can be great, usually these optimized versions offer less functionalities and simpler design layouts than the full (desktop) versions. iOS 8 now lets users request a desktop version of a mobile site. Here is how you can request the […] The post New in iOS 8: View desktop version of websites on iPhone / iPad appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
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    MacMyth

  • Apple’s Touch ID – Fingerprint Passcode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Where to Find Online Tech Deals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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