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  • Here are some leaked images of the iPhone 6 with its display on

    AppleTell
    Hammad
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    Apple has scheduled a media event on September 9th, when the company is expected to launch the iPhone 6, possibly alongside the iWatch. We’ve seen numerous leaked images of the new iPhone, but they aren’t done. Some more… Continue reading Here are some leaked images of the iPhone 6 with its display on Related posts: Rumor: Pegatron to manufacture half of Apple’s iPhone 6 orders Possible iPhone 6 prototype images surface Rumor: Apple to launch 5.6″ and 4.7″ iPhones later this year The post Here are some leaked images of the iPhone 6 with its…
  • 7 Tips for Better Mac Security

    Apple Gazette
    Brian Meyer
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:24 am
    It’s tough to disagree with the fact that Macs are amazingly secure machines. They are affected by only a small fraction of the number that infect PCs, and are far more difficult to add keyloggers and other spy software onto. This doesn’t mean that your Mac is perfectly secure however. Without a password, it’s still open to access from anyone walking past, and with all the sync services available with Apple products, this could be serious issues. What’s really needed is better Mac security so your machine is as safe as possible on your side of the screen. Don’t take the risk and…
  • Review: SilverFast Archive Suite 8 for OS X

    AppleTell
    Gary Coyne
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:40 pm
    If you’ve been taking photographs for more than then years, you probably have a number of photos, slides, and negatives lying in drawers and boxes, and maybe a few on the walls in frames. If you’ve been taking photos within the past ten years, you probably have a hard drive with a bunch of images (which may or may not be organized, but that’s a different issue). I’m in the category of having thousands of slides in boxes, and since I typically do not bring out my slide projector on a regular basis, I almost never see these images. SilverFast (R) Archive Suite means to…
  • And you wonder why Apple bought Beats...

    MacBlogz
    Yoni Heisler
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats caught almost everyone off guard. Not only was the purchase price drastically higher than what Apple typically spends for acquisitions, but Apple's interest in Beats in and of itself was the source of much...
  • Apple Fires An Engineer For Leaking These iPhone 6 Pictures | Wonderfulengineering

    Friends of Mac
    FriendsofMac
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    By The Engineer – August, 22nd 2014 Apple is all set for the launch of its new iPhone 6 scheduled for 9th September with two variants; one coming with a screen size of 4.7” and the other with a screen size of 5.5”. Some new images have surfaced showing how the iPhone 6 will look like. According to some sources, Apple has fired the engineer who is believed to have leaked the pictures.  The name and identity of the engineer remains confidential due legal issues. We have been following up on news about iPhone 6 and, therefore, we had to show you new pictures of iPhone 6’s 4.7”…
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    MacNN

  • Some AppleSeed testers gain access to new iCloud for Windows beta

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Selected AppleSeed public testers are being contacted by Apple via email and being offered the opportunity to download and test a new beta seed of iCloud for Windows, which was announced earlier this summer at Apple's Worldwide Developers' Conference. Candidates need to have a PC running Windows 7 or later, and will gain access to the forthcoming advanced features of iCloud such as iCloud Drive and iCloud Photo Library....
  • Apple opens 'Product Integrity Inclusion and Diversity' scholarship

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Apple has launched a new "Product Integrity Inclusion and Diversity" scholarship, according to the company's job listings page. The program is named after Apple's Product Integrity group, and offers successful minority applicants up to $10,000 towards a technology education. "To be eligible, applicants must be women, black/African American, Hispanic, or Native American students who are attending an accredited U.S. university and continuing their education in Fall 2015," the company writes....
  • AT&T complains about unfairness of municipal broadband to FCC

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Given the opportunity to petition against the expansion of municipal broadband expansion in Chattanooga, TN and Wilson, NC, AT&T has taken the opportunity to remind the government of its role in the state of Internet connectivity in the US. In its filing with the US Federal Communcations Commission, the telecom giant lays out its case against why local broadband, or "Government Owned Networks" (GON), shouldn't be allowed....
  • Atlanta to get Cumberland Mall Apple Store on Saturday

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Apple has announced plans to launch a new US store this Saturday, this time in Atlanta, Georgia's Cumberland Mall. The shop will open at 10AM that day, and in keeping with regular hours operate until 9PM. The only exception is on Sundays, when hours will span noon to 6PM....
  • Google Enterprise services rebranding as 'Google for Work'

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Google is rebranding its efforts for enterprise. In a blog post heralding the change Chairman Eric Schmidt noted that the business focused offerings from the search engine giant will now be known as Google for Work, with no other changes made to the products other than the name. Encompassed under the new nomenclature are Gmail and Hangouts, plus Google Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Groups, News, Play, Sites, and Vault....
 
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    Office Blogs

  • What’s new: August 2014

    Office 365 Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:27 pm
    OneNote has had a busy month with new features across Windows, Windows Phone, Android, and OneNote Online, this means you now have more options for capturing your notes, in higher fidelity, across all of your devices. SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business have been listening to your feedback by adding a simpler admin UI, a new pooled storage model, searching for sensitive content, and OneDrive for Business support on Android. Leave us a comment to let us know what your favorite new feature is. If you missed last month’s updates, see What’s New: July 2014.   Office 365 Personal,…
  • Office for iPad now supports monthly subscriptions

    Office 365 Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    As we continue to bring Microsoft Office to all platforms and devices, it’s important for customers to manage their Office 365 subscription—easily and on the go. You asked for more flexibility in signing up for Office 365 subscriptions on iPad. So starting today, you can buy a monthly subscription to Office 365 from within Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad. You can choose between Office 365 Personal and Office 365 Home. Office 365 Personal is designed to help individuals who want to use Office on one PC or Mac and one tablet, while Office 365 Home is for households with up to…
  • Win 15 computers for your school with Office Mix

    Office 365 Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    With the Back to School season in full swing, we’re excited to announce some cool news and great new features for Office Mix. In case you missed us over the summer, Office Mix is an easier way to make your Microsoft PowerPoint lessons more engaging and share them online. You can record your lectures while you write and draw on slides, and add video, assessments, and labs. Store them in the cloud to share them with your students, who can play them on nearly any device. See analytics for every student, quiz, and slide. And it’s all free if you have PowerPoint 2013. Win 15 Surface Pro 3’s…
  • Personalize your Office 365 experience by selecting themes

    Office 365 Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Lawrence Chiu is a senior product marketing manager for the admin experience on Office 365. Who we are has always been important to both organizations as well as individuals. As organizations, we want to reaffirm our brand and foster positive relationships with our customers. As individuals, we want to show our personalities and preferences. Office 365 will now support your ability to both customize and personalize your Office 365 experience by using themes. Rolling out over the next few weeks, two types of themes will become available. As an Office 365 admin, you will have the ability to…
  • Office 365 news round-up

    Jake Zborowski
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    One great advantage of our Office 365 cloud-based productivity suite is that you no longer have to wait months or years, until a new version of Office is released to receive software updates and improvements. You get new features immediately, as part of your Office 365 subscription, as soon as they are available and ready to use. Microsoft developers are the source of those ongoing improvements and new features—and not only our internal developers. Office 365 is a platform as well as a product, and there is a growing community of developers who are building new applications for Office 365,…
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    TidBITS

  • iCloud Flaw Not Source of Celebrity Photo Leak

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    A reported Find My iPhone security flaw wasn’t responsible for the recent theft of celebrity photos, but iCloud may still be the source of the images. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
  • External Link: Why Apple Rejected Your App

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    Apple has released a list of the most common reasons apps are rejected from the App Store. Typical culprits include: broken links, crashes, placeholder content, misleading or inaccurate descriptions, and substandard user interfaces. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take…
  • Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 13: Backup

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    Backup is essential, both when it comes to backing up your server and backing up your users’ data. In this chapter from Charles Edge’s “Take Control of OS X Server,” he talks briefly about how best to back up your server data before going into more detail about enabling and running the Time Machine service. 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…
  • Chapter 13 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    Do you want to ensure that your users are backing up? A great way to do that is to enable OS X Server’s Time Machine service and have them back up to your server. That’s where Charles Edge focuses his attention in this chapter of “Take Control of OS X Server.” He also talks briefly about what’s involved in backing up the server in general. 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,…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 1 September 2014

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.4, BBEdit 10.5.12 and TextWrangler 4.5.10, and LaunchBar 6.1. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
 
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    RoughlyDrafted Magazine

  • Radio: Samsung, Xiaomi, Google & Microsoft all trying to be Apple

    danieleran
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Samsung, Xiaomi (the Chinese Samsung) Microsoft and of course Google’s Android along with segments featuring Macworld’s Kirk McElhearn and Ben Williams of AdBlock Plus. You can tune into the live broadcast stream Saturday night from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM to […]
  • Radio: Apple & Google Android patent lawsuits, Microsoft Surface Pro 3

    danieleran
    24 May 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the iPhone patent wars, Microsoft Surface and of course Google’s Android along with segments featuring Dorothy Pomerantz of Forbes and USA Today’s Rob Pegoraro. You can tune into the live broadcast stream Saturday night from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM to […]
  • Radio: Google’s sneaky cookies, LG Smart TV spying & digital privacy

    danieleran
    24 Nov 2013 | 10:56 am
    Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the Google’s fine for bypassing Safari privacy settings, LG’s Smart TVs that watch you, and other aspects of digital privacy, along with segments featuring Dann Berg. NOW PLAYING! November 23, 2013 — Daniel Eran Dilger and Dann Berg You can tune into the […]
  • Radio: Apple iPhone 5c & 5s, Touch ID

    danieleran
    15 Sep 2013 | 3:08 pm
    Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the new iPhones, iOS 7, Microsoft Windows Phone and of course Google’s Android along with segments featuring Leith Speights of Insider Software and USA Today’s Rob Pegoraro. Warning: I get a little cranky. NOW PLAYING! September 14, 2014 — Daniel Eran Dilger, Leith […]
  • Radio: iOS 7, Samsung, Android & Strategy Analytics

    danieleran
    3 Aug 2013 | 11:09 pm
    Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about iOS 7, Samsung, Android & Strategy Analytics and of course Google’s Android along with segments featuring Jim Dalrymple of the Loop and Stephen Baker of NPD Group. NOW PLAYING! — August 3, 2013 — Daniel Eran Dilger, Jim Dalrymple, and Stephen Baker You […]
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    TUAW

  • Slices of Apple episode 4: Customer Service part 2

    Victor Agreda Jr
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Apple Stores in Los Angeles see an influx of demanding customers. Apple has been a part of entertainment for years, and even has a group assigned to making sure Apple products appear in TV and movies. In this episode of Slices of Apple, I talk to the...
  • Lenka for iOS creates stunning black and white images

    Mel Martin
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Lenka (US$2.99) is a simple app to help you create dramatic black and white images. The app was developed by famed photographer Kevin Abosch and it's starkly simple. To begin with, you frame your photo, which is visible in black and white in real...
  • Inateck Portable USB 3.0 Hub with SD card reader is fast, light and versatile

    Steven Sande
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    A lot of the USB 3.0 hubs we see here at the TUAW Labs have two things in common -- they're fairly good sized and they can only be used as a USB 3.0 hub. Accessory manufacturer Inateck has released the Portable USB 3.0 Hub Model HB4008 (US$39.99, but...
  • And you wonder why Apple bought Beats...

    Yoni Heisler
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats caught almost everyone off guard. Not only was the purchase price drastically higher than what Apple typically spends for acquisitions, but Apple's interest in Beats in and of itself was the source of much...
  • Radiohead releases new music through PolyFauna app

    John-Michael Bond
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    This past February, Radiohead released their first iOS app, an experimental music and art project called PolyFauna. Using music from their King of Limbs recording session as the background for abstract and evolving visuals, the app was equal parts...
 
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    MacRumors

  • Apple Discussing Mobile Payments Partnership With Nordstrom

    Juli Clover
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Nordstrom may be one of Apple's first merchant partners when Apple launches its upcoming mobile payment initiative, reports Bank Innovation. Apple is said to be in talks with Nordstrom about its payments service, suggesting Nordstrom could be one of the first retailers to support payments via iPhone.The "talks" Nordstrom and Apple have been engaged are related to payments -- but the extent of those talks is unclear. Apple was looking for a clothing brand with a large physical reach, our source said, but also with an established and high-end brand. With a strong brick-and-mortar presence, but…
  • Pre-Launch Adoption of OS X Yosemite 33 Times Higher Than for Mavericks

    Juli Clover
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Adoption of OS X Yosemite is steadily increasing ahead of its fall launch, due to both a system-wide redesign and the introduction of a public beta for the first time. As of August, Yosemite was installed on approximately 2.6 million machines or 3.3 percent of all Macs, according to new numbers from Net Applications (via Computerworld). For August, Yosemite powered 3.3% of all Macs, according to metrics vendor Net Applications. That was 33 times the user share of its predecessor, OS X Mavericks, in September 2013, one month before its official launch, and nearly one-third of Mavericks' share…
  • Celebrity iCloud Accounts Compromised by Weak Passwords, Not iCloud Breach

    Juli Clover
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    A breach of Apple's iCloud and Find My iPhone service was not involved in the recent hacking incident that saw the private photos and videos of several celebrities leaked onto the Internet, according to a press release just issued by Apple. Instead, celebrity iCloud accounts were compromised by a targeted attack on user names, passwords, and security questions. We wanted to provide an update to our investigation into the theft of photos of certain celebrities. When we learned of the theft, we were outraged and immediately mobilized Apple's engineers to discover the source. Our customers'…
  • Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 7

    Juli Clover
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    Apple today released a new version of OS X Yosemite to developers, two weeks after releasing the sixth Developer Preview and three months after unveiling the new desktop operating system at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The update, build 14A343f, can be downloaded from the Mac App Store and through the Mac Developer Center. There's also a new version of Xcode 6, an OS X Server 4.0 Developer Preview, and an updated version of Apple Configurator 1.7. OS X Yosemite brings a flatter, more modern look to OS X, with an emphasis on translucency and redesigned dock, windows, and more.
  • Prototype 2,915 mAh Battery for 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Once Again Shown in Photos

    Kelly Hodgkins
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    New photos shared by Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate] once again claim to show a 2,915 mAh capacity battery from the 5.5-inch model of the iPhone 6. These details follow an earlier Nowhereelse.fr report that showcased a claimed rear shell from the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model. The battery in these latest photos appears identical to one detailed in a leak last month from Chinese site Apple Daily, down to the March 2014 manufacturing date. The authenticity of either part is unconfirmed, but both batteries have markings similar to other Apple batteries and appear to be sized for a larger…
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    Macworld

  • One more time: Use two-factor authentication on iCloud, even if there's a waiting period

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Celebrities probably aren’t used to proving they are who they say they are. People recognize them wherever they go. Your online accounts should not treat you like a celebrity. Forget about remembering you from last time—even just giving your username and password shouldn’t be enough to get you through the door. Two-factor authentication is the way to go, especially for cloud storage services, where you might be storing all kind of private data you don’t want hackers to find.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Apple says iCloud flaw not at root of celebrity photo hack

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Addressing a widespread hack of celebrities’ photos, Apple on Tuesday issued an update on its investigation into the incident and said that it was continuing to work with law enforcement on the matter. According to the company, more than 40 hours of investigation from the company’s engineers has established that the accounts that were compromised were the subjects of a “very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions.” While previous reports suggested that a flaw in iCloud was responsible for the hack, Apple says that none of the cases it has looked into were tied…
  • Automate your Mac: The smart way to handle repetitive Mac chores

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    Smart Mac users know that taking a little time to figure out a faster way to do something pays off in the long run. That’s why they take advantage of tools like Automator, AppleScript, Keyboard Maestro, TextExpander, Hazel, If This Then That, and others—tools that let you automate little tasks you perform frequently, so you make them happen with single keystrokes (or other quick triggers) instead of running through each step every time.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • A City Sleeps hands-on: This musical shoot-em-up will give you nightmares

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    Rock Band creator Harmonix has another new game and this time it's an ultra-hard shoot-em-up. Plus it comes out in October. We got a chance to try it out at PAX.
  • Why Apple’s mobile-payments system might actually work

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    Rumors have been flying about Apple launching a payment system next week, and Dan Frommer lays out the reasons while the time may finally be ripe. (qz.com)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    MacTech News

  • Sample Logic introduces Cinematic Keys

    dsellers
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    Sample Logic has announced Cinematic Keys (http://tinyurl.com/pxkl9wv), a collection of collection of 850+ traditional and mutilated Instruments and Multis derived entirely from recordings of keyboard instruments. It will ship Sept. 8; it's available for pre-order now at an introductory price of US$275 (it's normally $349.99) read more
  • MAXON introduces Cinema 4D Release 16

    dsellers
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
     Maxon has introduced Cinema 4D Release 16 (R16), the next generation release of the 3D software. In addition to workflow enhancements, Cinema 4D R16 delivers new features including a modeling PolyPen "super tool," a Motion Tracker for integrating 3D content within live footage and a Reflectance material channel for multi-layered reflections and specularity. read more
  • OWC's ThunderBays now available with up to 24TB of capacity

    dsellers
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    OWC (http://tinyurl.com/mo3x2xn) says its ThunderBay 4 (pictured) and ThunderBay 4 RAID 5 Edition are now available with up to 24TB of capacity. With their larger capacity option, combined with "ultra-quiet" cooling technology, they're targeted to today’s workstations where having a quiet desktop drive with ample storage is important. Equipped with dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, the ThunderBay 4 delivers speeds with sustained data rates up to 1,342 MB/s RAID 0 and up to 675 MB/s RAID 5. Capacities range from 4TB to 24TB. read more
  • Native Instruments announces Komplete 10, Komplete 10 Ultimate

    dsellers
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    Native Instruments (http://www.native-instruments.com) has announced the next generation of their production suites. Komplete 10 and Komplete 10 Ultimate come with six brand-new instruments – Rounds, Kontour, Polyplex, and the three new sampled pianos that comprise The Definitive Piano Collection. Komplete 10 now includes 39 instruments and effects. Komplete 10 Ultimate includes all 75 current Komplete Instruments and Effects at the time of release and over 440 GB of content. The prices of these bundles remain the same. read more
  • New QuarkXPress 10 XTensions available

    dsellers
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Quark Software has announced a variety of new XTensions for QuarkXPress 10. XTensions are software applications from Quark and third-party developers that allow companies to customize QuarkXPress with features that address specific design and workflow needs. XTensions now available for QuarkXPress 10 include: ° ArabicXT by Layout, which transforms QuarkXPress into an Arabic desktop publishing solution; ° AutoCorrect by AthenaSoft, which enables "as-you-type" spell checking and auto corrections; read more
 
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    Touch Arcade

  • More 'Super Meat Boy Forever' Details Revealed

    Carter Dotson
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Super Meat Boy Forever was finally announced over the past weekend by Team Meat, with it being the mobile edition of the game that's been long-promised by the studio. Well, we now know a lot more about the game, how it plays, and when it's expected to release. First off, it was known that the game features an auto-running Meat Boy, but whether the game was structured as endless or not was not. Well, the answer is complicated. The core game features 6 chapters, with levels that are randomly-generated, so things will change with every death. But, there's also an endless mode that will…
  • 'Space Colors' Creator Trent Polack Working on Follow-Up 'Superchroma' and Spin-Off 'Gravity Blot

    Carter Dotson
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Space Colors [$0.99], the space-shooter with roguelike elements and colorful explosions, is barely a month released into the world, but if you want more of it: good news, there's a couple of new games coming that will deliver more space and/or more explosions. First up is the sequel to Space Colors, currently titled Superchroma. The idea behind this is that where Space Colors wound up being more like a roguelike, Superchroma is meant to be more of an open-world action/RPG game, according to creator Trent Polack. The inspiration is games like Armada and Subspace, with a large,…
  • Cartoon Network Shows Off New 'Adventure Time' and 'Steven Universe' Games at PAX

    Carter Dotson
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Cartoon Network was demoing games at PAX Prime this past weekend, and there's a pair of particularly intriguing titles from interesting developers that are coming to iOS in the future. Adventure Time Game Wizard is a game-creation tool that's being made by Pixel Press, and Steven Universe: Attack the Light is an RPG from Grumpyface, who have made some good games for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim Games in the past couple of years. Adventure Time Game Wizard is made by Pixel Press, who created Pixel Press Floors [Free], which released a few months ago. This game is based on the same…
  • 'Smarter Than You' from the Creator of '10000000' Launches This Month

    Carter Dotson
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Luca Redwood, creator of 10000000 [$2.99], has been working on a new game besides 10000000 sequel You Must Build a Boat, the asynchronous multiplayer game Smarter Than You. And soon, the world will get to play the game against each other and potentially take on the AI character M_E_T_I_S, as a release date has been announced for September 25th. For those unaware, the game is a take on rock-paper-scissors, but with a communication aspect that modifies the moves in play. Each of the three moves (arrow, attack, and counter) has a random damage amount at the start of each round. Then, by forming…
  • Blizzard is Working on a New 'Hearthstone' Expansion, This Time Released via Packs of Cards

    Eli Hodapp
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    If you remember all of our coverage of Hearthstone [Free (HD)] and its Curse of Naxxramas expansion (Here's the review!) you'd remember how much we loved the buy-once-get-everything pricing structure behind it. But, a lot of people didn't. So, if you were among the folks out there who for some reason wish you could endlessly buy packs over just flopping out a $20, I've got some great news. According to some details from PAX last weekend, the next Hearthstone expansion is going to be "over 100 additional cards" which are going to be sold as their own type of card pack. The writing on the wall…
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Apple explains why your iOS app keeps getting rejected

    Andrew Cunningham
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    Apple If you've ever developed an app for the iPhone or iPad, you've had to deal with Apple's App Store Review Guidelines. The lengthy list of rules encompasses many different areas, and Apple has just published a new page to explain what rules are broken the most often—and what developers can do to avoid rejection. Apple's graph (which reports app rejections for the week leading up to August 28) shows that "incomplete information" is the most frequent reason for rejection—this includes providing demo account credentials for apps that require an account, failure to adequately explain any…
  • AnandTech founder Anand Shimpi retires from journalism to work at Apple

    Andrew Cunningham
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    AnandTech In case you missed it over the long weekend, Anand Shimpi, founder and editor-in-chief of hardware site AnandTech, retired from his position on Saturday evening. His farewell post doesn't mention what his next project will be, but Re/code later reported that he had been hired by Apple, a fact that Apple confirmed without divulging more specifics. Shimpi (along with former mobile editor Brian Klug, who has also reportedly left for Apple and hasn't been active on AnandTech since January of this year) has been the primary source of information about Apple's mobile SoC architectures…
  • Steve Jobs gets posthumous design patent on iconic NYC Apple store

    Joe Mullin
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    The original design of Apple's 5th Avenue NYC store, which stood from 2006 until 2011. Flodigrip / flickr The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs and several other Apple employees are listed as inventors on a newly granted design patent, which describes the design of the company's flagship New York City retail outlet. Jobs is listed as one of the seven co-inventors of the design, although he passed away about a year before the application was filed in October 2012. The company is an enthusiastic proponent of patenting and trademarking just about everything it can, and its retail stores are no…
  • Report: Next iPhone will use NFC for mobile wallet functionality

    Sam Machkovech
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    We heard it in 2011 and again the following year, but this time it's (maybe) true—the new iPhone will reportedly come equipped with a near field communication system that powers a brand-new payment platform. On Friday, Wired reported that "sources familiar with the matter" have confirmed that a mobile wallet will debut on the new iPhone and that its inclusion will be treated as a "hallmark feature" during the phone's reveal event on September 9. This news follows a report from The Information in July that linked Apple to credit card and payment processing companies, suggesting…
  • “Wish we could say more”: Apple makes the September 9 event official

    Andrew Cunningham
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    Apple The rumors were true: Apple has just sent out invitations for an event on September 9 at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in the company's hometown of Cupertino, California. Apple's invitations often include subtle hints or wink-and-a-nod references to whatever it is the company plans to announce—analyzing (and over-analyzing) these "clues" has become something of a joke among Apple writers—but this invitation is almost entirely unadorned. "Wish we could say more," it reads, as if to tease those who would hope to unlock its secrets. Of course we already have plenty of…
 
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    iPod Touch Hacks

  • Apple to Create 13 inch iPad

    kdollar
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Bloomberg has reported that Apple is set to launch a 13 inch iPad in the first quarter of 2015. This is a departure for them, the initial Pad had a 9.7 inch screen. Two years later, Apple released the iPad mini with a 7.9 inch screen but was quickly a favorite among Apple enthusiasts. With Apple’s tablet sales slowing, this could be a big boost for Apple. Offering 3 sizes would allow them to expand the market and hopefully turn the tide for iPad sales. Share This
  • Free Blackjack Game on iPod Touch, iPhone & iPad

    kdollar
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Play free blackjack on your iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad thanks to Ocean View Marketing. They have recently released Free Blackjack App on iTunes. The app allows you to bring vegas home with 3 different tables to develop your blackjack talent. Players start at Reno  and work up to Atlantic City and finally Las Vegasfor true high stakes blackjack action. You can also earn badges as well as compete on the leaderboard. Below is an in-game screenshot of the Free Blackjack Game.   Share This
  • Netflix Teases 1080p “retina” Streaming

    Steven Tweedie
    2 Apr 2012 | 9:11 pm
    So you just purchased a new iPad, and you are excited to try out the new Retina display. So what do you do? Open up your Netflix app, browse some nifty high-resolution artwork, click play and – what?! You’re looking at the same standard-definition video. So what’s up? Well, it seems Netflix is taking their sweet time in allowing HD streaming on the new iPad. So, in the mean time, they updated their artwork to appear nice and crisp, but left streaming untouched. Netflix tweeted that HD streaming is “on the way.” Netflix is already streaming 1080p content to the new Apple TV’s, but…
  • Where’s the “3″ in the new iPad?

    Steven Tweedie
    13 Mar 2012 | 11:30 pm
    So the new iPad isn’t called the “iPad 3” or “iPad HD”, what’s the big deal? Apple obviously had their reasons for severing the number from the name, but their timing is peculiar. Why make the decision with the third generation iPad when the iPhone is currently at iPhone 4S? The first possible answer is simple. Right now, Apple is releasing a new iPad each year, and at this rate, we would be at the iPad 6 in just three years. At that point, it’s getting a little excessive. According to Apple, the new iPad is breaking pre-order records already, and is on par to see…
  • Apple’s New iPad. The Rundown.

    Steven Tweedie
    11 Mar 2012 | 8:59 pm
    March 7th saw the announcement of Apple’s newest iPad, named simply “New iPad”. A departure from tradition, this marks Apple’s decision to discontinue a numerical model, instead focusing on refreshing the model on an assumed yearly basis. This is similar to the iPod line, where instead of numbers, the generation or year is used. Speculation has started that Apple may decide to introdudce this naming scheme for their newest iPhone. But enough on the name, what was all the hype about? The New iPad’s most striking feature is its Retina display, a crystal-clear 2048…
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  • IFTTT Introducing Paid Features “Soon”

    Federico Viticci
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    Reported last week, IFTTT has raised $30 million in funding. In the NYT article covering the news, Mike Isaac included a mention of paid features coming soon to the service: The company also plans to soon introduce its first revenue streams, and will offer a paid version of its product for users who want to connect different accounts to the service. A social media manager for a company, for example, could connect multiple Twitter accounts to IFTTT and set up recipes specific to each account. IFTTT has become a service that I rely upon for tasks that would waste several minutes every day. I…
  • PARC Scientist Larry Tesler Recalls Jobs’ Famous Xerox Visits

    Federico Viticci
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    Larry Tesler, one of the Xerox PARC scientists that gave the first demoes of the graphical user interface to Steve Jobs, recalls Apple's original visits to PARC and Jobs' reactions to what he saw. Fortune writes: This six-minute excerpt is part of a 100-minute panel discussion hosted by Paul Freiberger at San Jose’s Churchill Club in November 2011. It’s one of hundreds of tributes to Jobs’ legacy recorded in the weeks after his death, which may explain why I missed it the first time around and why fewer than 40,000 people in the world know about it. You can watch the full…
  • Automatic: Your Smart Driving Assistant on Your Smart Phone [Sponsor]

    Federico Viticci
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    Automatic is a smart driving assistant that plugs into your car's data port and lets you connect your smartphone (either iPhone or Android) with your car. By  talking to your car’s onboard computer and using your smartphone’s GPS and data plan to upgrade your car's capabilities, Automatic will allow you to easily diagnose your engine light, never forget where you parked your car, and save hundreds of dollars on gas. Automatic learns your driving habits and gives you suggestions through subtle audio cues to drive smarter and stop wasting gas. Thanks to a map view…
  • Common App Rejections

    Federico Viticci
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:48 pm
    As noted by AppFigures on Twitter, Apple has posted a new webpage detailing common app rejections during the review process for the App Store. Before you develop your app, it’s important to become familiar with the technical, content, and design criteria that we use to review all apps. We’ve highlighted some of the most common issues that cause apps to get rejected to help you better prepare your apps before submitting them for review. At the bottom of the page, Apple lists the top reasons for app rejections in a seven-day period ending August 28, 2014. Unsurprisingly, apps that…
  • Choosing CloudKit

    Federico Viticci
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Greg Pierce, the developer of Drafts, Phraseology, and Terminology, has written a post with his reasons for choosing CloudKit instead of other sync providers in iOS 8: I’m glad choosing CloudKit removes the need for me to manage servers or engage another third party service to do so, but that is not why I chose it. I’m not afraid of servers. Why am I willing to make these trade-offs for CloudKit, despite it’s limitations? Because, ultimately, developer perspectives aside, I felt it was the right choice for my customers. If CloudKit will work as advertised, I, as a user, can…
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  • Celeb nudes: Comprehensive review of forum posts reveals no mention of ‘Find My iPhone’ brute force technique

    MacDailyNews
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:13 pm
    “A number of personal and private nude images from high profile celebrities started appearing on online image boards and forums – most notably on anon-ib, 4chan and reddit,” Nik Cubrilovic blogs. “At least a dozen celebrities were affected by the photo dumps, with over 400 individual images and videos. A list of celebrity names published anonymously, and serving as something akin to a sales brochure, suggests that over 100 have had their personal data compromised.” “In reviewing months worth of forum posts, image board posts, private emails, replies for…
  • Apple’s iCloud is secure; weak passwords and gullible users are not

    MacDailyNews
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    “The week before a crucial launch of its new iPhone, Apple Inc said intimate photos of celebrities including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence were leaked online through the apparent hacking of individual iCloud accounts,” Edwin Chan and Christina Farr report for Reuters. “Apple rushed to restore confidence in its systems’ security, saying the celebrity photo scandal that also ensnared swimsuit model Kate Upton, actress Kirsten Dunst and possibly dozens more was the result of targeted attacks on accounts storing personal data and not a direct breach of Apple…
  • How to get Apple’s new iPhone 6 for free

    MacDailyNews
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    “Apple is expected to unveil details of the new iPhone 6 at an event on Sept. 9. Resale sites have reported a surge in trade-ins of old iPhones ahead of the announcement,” Quentin Fottrell writes for MarketWatch. “Though prices offered for trade-ins will start dropping closer to the big day, consumers can still lock in high enough prices to break even — or earn a profit — by trading in their old gadget and upgrading to a new phone.” “The resale market became more lucrative for consumers with the added competition last year after Apple and Wal-Mart…
  • Apple’s ‘spaceship’ campus filmed by drone

    MacDailyNews
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    A Bay Area photographer used his DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with Zenmuse H3-3D 3-Axis Gimbal for GoPro video camera to take aerial footage of Apple’s new corporate campus in Cupertino, Calif. on Aug. 24,” Bloomberg TV reports. “The campus is still under construction.” Apple’s new campus, on a site totaling 175 acres, is planned to house up to 13,000 employees in one central four-storied circular building of approximately 2.8 million square feet. On June 7, 2011, Apple CEO Steve Jobs presented to Cupertino City Council details of the architectural design, saying,…
  • Apple shares hit new all-time intraday and closing highs

    MacDailyNews
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) rose $0.80, or 0.78%, to close at $103.30, a new all-time closing high. Apple’s previous all-time closing high stood at $102.50, set on August 29, 2014.   Apple today also set a new all-time intraday high of $103.74. Apple’s previous all-time intraday high was $102.90, also set during trading on August 29, 2014.   Apple’s 52-week low stands at $63.89.   Apple, the world’s most valuable company, currently has a market value of $618.55 billion.   The top five U.S. publicly-traded companies, based on market value: 1. Apple (AAPL)…
 
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  • 7 Tips for Better Mac Security

    Brian Meyer
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:24 am
    It’s tough to disagree with the fact that Macs are amazingly secure machines. They are affected by only a small fraction of the number that infect PCs, and are far more difficult to add keyloggers and other spy software onto. This doesn’t mean that your Mac is perfectly secure however. Without a password, it’s still open to access from anyone walking past, and with all the sync services available with Apple products, this could be serious issues. What’s really needed is better Mac security so your machine is as safe as possible on your side of the screen. Don’t take the risk and…
  • Apple’s Top Reasons for App Rejection

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    This one’s for developers. Whether you’re working on your first app, thinking about making an app, or you’ve been at it for a while, you know that app rejection is one of the things you have to worry about. Apple has never been easy when it comes to approving apps for its Store, and now, they have released the top reasons for app rejection. As can be expected, the onus is on developers to make sure their apps get approved and doesn’t get thrown in the app rejection bucket. The page, titled Common App Rejections, starts off with the goal: to highlight some of the most…
  • Pixlr for Desktop Is Here, and It’s Free!

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    Editing photos can be a pain, especially for people who don’t really have a touch for this kind of activity – people like me, to be honest. When working online, however, it is rather important that you know at least the basics so that you can manipulate images for your blog or site. Source And for that, I – together with countless users – have been mainly using the web interface of Pixlr, since it does pretty much all I need to do without requiring a lot of learning, and yes, it’s free. For the more advanced features, they charge a mere $2 per year, which is…
  • Apple Applies for iPhone “Superdock”

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    You know how sometimes you get a little too rough when plugging your iPhone into its dock or charger? Maybe you’ve had a glass of wine too much, or you’re just having a rough day. Doesn’t matter. If it happens too often, you might end up with a damaged iPhone – at least the contact which makes the charging possible. Apple realizes that – perhaps they’ve had one too many iPhones they’ve had to repair because of this – and they have applied for a patent that will make this a non-issue. Patently Apple reports: On August 28, 2014, the US Patent…
  • Will the Smartphone Kill Switch Mean Fewer Stolen iPhones?

    Brian Meyer
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    A newly signed bill in California is taking the act of smartphone theft seriously. In this bill is the requirement that any smartphone sold in the state must have antitheft technology installed into it. Originally introduced in February of this year, SB-692 requires smartphones to have a “kill switch” that can be either hardware or software-based, and must render the phone inoperable in the case of theft. The bill requires the kill switch to withstand downgrading, hard resets, and reactivation. Finally, this feature must be inherent in the original setup of the device and any engaging of…
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  • Apple reveals top 10 reasons for App Store rejections

    Chris Barylick
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    If you ever wondered why your app was rejected from Apple’s App Store, now there’s something of an explanation. Apple’s infamously persnickety standards have been made a bit more transparent via a new page on its developer site explaining the top 10 reasons for App Store rejections. The page includes the following common criteria for rejection from Apple’s perspective: - Crashes and Bugs - Substandard User Interface - Broken Links - Placeholder Content - Advertisements - Misleading Users - Not Enough Lasting Value While the page doesn’t go into explicit detail in…
  • Purported photo of 2,500 mAh battery for 5.5-inch iPhone 6 handset surfaces

    Chris Barylick
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    With a week to go before Apple’s September 9th media event and the purported announcement of the next-gen iPhone, a leaked photo of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 battery has surfaced. Per AppleInsider and French web site Nowhereelse.fr, the pictured component — bearing an advertised 2,915 mAh capacity — is show as having been manufactured by Chinese firm Desay Battery, a supplier long rumored to have won contracts for the “iPhone 6″ lineup. French blog NWE indicated only that the part was sourced from China. A similar battery was included in a list of parts that leaked from…
  • Happy Labor Day from O’Grady’s PowerPage!!!

    Chris Barylick
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    Ladies and gentlemen, it’s Monday, it’s Labor Day and with that in mind, the staff of the PowerPage will be taking the day off to spend it with friends and family. You should too and there’s arguably some fast barbecue that needs to be prepared and/or consumed in the presence of friends, family and loved ones on this most awesome of end-of-summer holidays. We’ll be back tomorrow with full coverage of everything Mac and mobile and rest assured, we’ll be on the Apple September 9th media event next week, bringing you every detail possible about whatever may be en…
  • Apple patent filing hints at NFC, digital wallet technologies

    Chris Barylick
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    Sometimes it’s the patent filings that really tell you what’s coming down the road. Per BusinessInsider, a newly public patent application from Apple describes a detailed backend architecture for a mobile wallet designed to hold digital credit, debit cards and coupons issued by a range of merchants and financial institutions. The filing describes the system as capable of powering mobile transactions conducted via QR codes, the cloud, and contactless NFC (near field communication). It’s also explicitly engineered to handle large bursts of traffic, “such as can occur on…
  • Apple announces September 9th media event

    Chris Barylick
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Even if only a fraction of the rumors about the upcoming Apple products are true, this one’s straight from the horse’s mouth. Apple has announced that it will be holding a press event on September 9, kicking off at 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. Eastern. Invitations dispatched to press on Thursday morning were even more cryptic than usual, with a white-on-white Apple logo, the date, and a message reading “Wish we could say more.” The event takes places at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, an unusual venue for the company, which either tends to use its own…
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  • Review: SilverFast Archive Suite 8 for OS X

    Gary Coyne
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:40 pm
    If you’ve been taking photographs for more than then years, you probably have a number of photos, slides, and negatives lying in drawers and boxes, and maybe a few on the walls in frames. If you’ve been taking photos within the past ten years, you probably have a hard drive with a bunch of images (which may or may not be organized, but that’s a different issue). I’m in the category of having thousands of slides in boxes, and since I typically do not bring out my slide projector on a regular basis, I almost never see these images. SilverFast (R) Archive Suite means to…
  • More Terra Battle details unveiled by Mistwalker

    Kirk Hiner
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:34 am
    We’ve been following the development of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle since it was first unveiled, and this morning they provided us with the best glimpse yet of what we can expect from the game, due out in October for iOS and Android. Gameplay trailers are now available, but the Download Starter Campaign is of most interest. If you haven’t yet heard of it, Terra Battle is a tactical role playing game developed by Mistwalker and scored by famed composer Nobuo Uematsu. The game follows a group of warriors who embark on a journey to the center of… Continue reading More Terra…
  • Here are some leaked images of the iPhone 6 with its display on

    Hammad
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    Apple has scheduled a media event on September 9th, when the company is expected to launch the iPhone 6, possibly alongside the iWatch. We’ve seen numerous leaked images of the new iPhone, but they aren’t done. Some more… Continue reading Here are some leaked images of the iPhone 6 with its display on Related posts: Rumor: Pegatron to manufacture half of Apple’s iPhone 6 orders Possible iPhone 6 prototype images surface Rumor: Apple to launch 5.6″ and 4.7″ iPhones later this year The post Here are some leaked images of the iPhone 6 with its…
  • Celebrities: Here’s an iCloud alternative for your nude photos

    Kirk Hiner
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Apple has come under fire in the past 24 hours as their iCloud online storage service was apparently hacked and a good number of nude celebrity photos were stolen. In a report at Business Insider, the number of celebrities affected is quite large, and includes Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Kate Upton, Aubrey Plaza, Avril Lavigne, Brie Larson… Now, I’m not here to pass judgment on anyone. Granted, I’ve gone my whole life without taking a single nude photo of myself to store online, but that’s largely because I’m no hot female celebrity; the blackmail market…
  • Appidemic: Touch Racing 2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

    David Temple
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:54 am
    Gentlemen: Start your tiny little engines and grab your remote controllers. Touch Racing 2 is ready to be your simulation of a simulation of a race on your iPhone. What is it? Touch Racing 2 puts you behind the remote controls for three types of radio controlled vehicles: standard track car, off-road car, and racing boat. The goal is simple—win the race. As you rack… Continue reading Appidemic: Touch Racing 2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Related posts: Appidemic: Wurdy for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Appidemic: Elenints for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Appidemic: Andromedub for iPhone…
 
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  • ThinkTank Airport Roller Derby – Review

    Sam Negri
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Airport Roller Derby ThinkTank Photo Price: $389.75 There are several rolling suitcase-like camera packs on the market, but I’ve yet to see one that can match the Airport Roller Derby for smoothness and durability. The pack is slim enough to roll through the aisle in an airplane and will easily fit into most overhead compartments. […]
  • Jony Ive The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products – Review

    Simon Parnell
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Jony Ive The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products Author: Leander Kahney Published by: Portfolio/Penguin ISBN: 978-1591846178 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-0241001776 (Paperback) Available from all good bookstores Online Price: Variable but in the region of $16.75US or £12.00UK Hardback / $12.75US or £9.99UK Softback Jony Ive The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products is a handsome, silver and […]
  • TechFan #176 – Overuse of Tech

    Tim Robertson
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    Tim Robertson and David Cohen return for a talk about VMWorld, which David is attending in San Francisco this week, as well as the overuse of technology, the SteelSeries Stratus iOS game controller, Tim’s new MAME cabinet, and more. Plus, Guardians of the Galaxy, Xbox Gold, and robot printers!Download and listen hereRSS Feed for your […]
  • MyMac Podcast 519 – A Tangled Web We Weave

    Tim Robertson
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Guy and Gaz have a nice almost not crazy talk about easy to use website development tools, but before that Gaz gets wet and cold and Guy realizes after the fact that his ISP gave him a cheap slow router with not so good Wifi. Guy takes his son back to college and it costs […]
  • TechFan #175 – The Boob Tube

    Tim Robertson
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Owen Rubin joins Tim Robertson to discuss their favorite television series, SSD’s in Macs, and much more! Download and listen hereRSS Feed for your podcast appSubscribe in iTunes Links:The World of Owen Rubin
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  • Apple looks to partner with Nordstrom on new mobile payments platform

    Buster Hein
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:38 pm
    The iPhone 6 is gearing up to replace your wallet and as part of the initiative to get its upcoming mobile payments system off to a head start, Apple is reportedly in talks with Nordstrom regarding a potential payments partnership.…Read more ›
  • Meet the police forensic tool pervs used to steal celebrity iCloud nude photos

    Buster Hein
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Blame for the flood of celebrity nude photos that hit the Internet has been rotating from the pervy hackers that ripped the pics, to Apple, to the creator of iBrute, but while the FBI and Apple continue to investigate the…Read more ›
  • Radiohead’s trippy app delivers unexpected new tunes

    Rob LeFebvre
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:14 pm
    UK-based rock band Radiohead just updated their Polyfauna app, originally released at the end of this past January, with all new audio and visual content. The What’s New section of the iTunes description says, simply, “Entirely new.” If you’re a…Read more ›
  • OS X Yosemite looks better than ever in beta 7

    Alex Heath
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Today Apple released the seventh update to its developer build of OS X Yosemite. With the public release of Yosemite expected to arrive around October, Apple is polishing some of the finer details to get the OS ready for prime…Read more ›
  • Reddit or not, here comes the official Ask Me Anything app

    Luke Dormehl
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Reddit AMAs (Ask Me Anythings) are everywhere, attracting even the likes of President Obama (who answered his questions on a MacBook) to respond to questions fielded by users from around the globe. Up until now there have been some pretty great…Read more ›
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  • Keycodes

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    See key code, Unicode value and modifiers for whatever keys you press on your keyboard with this free utility.
  • PopChar X

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    This utility helps you find, manage and use unusual characters - HTML special characters, Unicode, even characters that have no keyboard equivalents.
  • FastFox

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    This keyboard shortcut, macro and text-expansion utility runs on Mac OS X 10.3 and up.
  • ClickToPlugin

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    The free Safari security and performance plug-in gets a minor update.
  • BetterTouchTool

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    This free app lets you configure additional gestures for Apple's input devices (as well as keyboard shortcuts and actions for normal mice and the Apple Remote). A companion iOS app lets you control a Mac running BetterTouchTool from an iDevice.
 
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  • Sample Logic introduces Cinematic Keys

    dsellers
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    Sample Logic has announced Cinematic Keys (http://tinyurl.com/pxkl9wv), a collection of collection of 850+ traditional and mutilated Instruments and Multis derived entirely from recordings of keyboard instruments. It will ship Sept. 8; it's available for pre-order now at an introductory price of US$275 (it's normally $349.99) read more
  • MAXON introduces Cinema 4D Release 16

    dsellers
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
     Maxon has introduced Cinema 4D Release 16 (R16), the next generation release of the 3D software. In addition to workflow enhancements, Cinema 4D R16 delivers new features including a modeling PolyPen "super tool," a Motion Tracker for integrating 3D content within live footage and a Reflectance material channel for multi-layered reflections and specularity. read more
  • OWC's ThunderBays now available with up to 24TB of capacity

    dsellers
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    OWC (http://tinyurl.com/mo3x2xn) says its ThunderBay 4 (pictured) and ThunderBay 4 RAID 5 Edition are now available with up to 24TB of capacity. With their larger capacity option, combined with "ultra-quiet" cooling technology, they're targeted to today’s workstations where having a quiet desktop drive with ample storage is important. Equipped with dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, the ThunderBay 4 delivers speeds with sustained data rates up to 1,342 MB/s RAID 0 and up to 675 MB/s RAID 5. Capacities range from 4TB to 24TB. read more
  • Native Instruments announces Komplete 10, Komplete 10 Ultimate

    dsellers
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    Native Instruments (http://www.native-instruments.com) has announced the next generation of their production suites. Komplete 10 and Komplete 10 Ultimate come with six brand-new instruments – Rounds, Kontour, Polyplex, and the three new sampled pianos that comprise The Definitive Piano Collection. Komplete 10 now includes 39 instruments and effects. Komplete 10 Ultimate includes all 75 current Komplete Instruments and Effects at the time of release and over 440 GB of content. The prices of these bundles remain the same. read more
  • New QuarkXPress 10 XTensions available

    dsellers
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Quark Software has announced a variety of new XTensions for QuarkXPress 10. XTensions are software applications from Quark and third-party developers that allow companies to customize QuarkXPress with features that address specific design and workflow needs. XTensions now available for QuarkXPress 10 include: ° ArabicXT by Layout, which transforms QuarkXPress into an Arabic desktop publishing solution; ° AutoCorrect by AthenaSoft, which enables "as-you-type" spell checking and auto corrections; read more
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  • Notes on the Celebrity Data Theft

    John Gruber
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Comprehensive piece by Nik Cubrilovic on the celebrity photo theft: After this story broke I spent some time immersed in the crazy, obsessive subculture of celebrity nudes and revenge porn trying to work out what they were doing, how they were doing it and what could be learned from it. What we see in the public with these hacking incidents seems to only be scratching the surface. There are entire communities and trading networks where the data that is stolen remains private and is rarely shared with the public. The networks are broken down horizontally with specific people carrying out…
  • Rich Mogull on the iCloud Celebrity Photo Leak

    John Gruber
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Rich Mogull, writing for TidBITS: But Apple, like all major cloud providers, needs to step up its game, especially since it wants to store our photos, biometric information, and possibly even payment information in the cloud. These kinds of attacks are only going to increase, and online services need to make it easier for users to implement a higher level of security, without destroying the user experience. It’s the kind of challenge well-suited to Apple’s strengths, now it’s time for them to move up to the next level. But what is the next level? I’m not sure two-factor is it, or…
  • Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 7

    John Gruber
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    This is a pretty strong sign that Yosemite isn’t going to ship until October — the same schedule Mavericks was on last year. Yosemite seems like it’s in good shape, but it’s not that close to feeling like a GM release. Craig Hockenberry and I talked about this on The Talk Show this week — Craig thought Yosemite would have to ship alongside iOS 8 because of all the new “Continuity” features that require new versions of both OSes. But that was true for iCloud Keychain last year, and it didn’t ship until iOS 7.0.3, after the October 22 event for…
  • S’Long, Jeet

    John Gruber
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Roger Angell, eloquent as always, on Derek Jeter’s final days in uniform: Jeter has just about wound up his Mariano Tour — the all-points ceremonies around home plate in every away park on the Yankees’ schedule, where he accepts gifts, and perhaps a farewell check for his Turn 2 charity, and lifts his cap to the cheering, phone-flashing multitudes. He does this with style and grace — no one is better at it — and without the weepiness of some predecessors. His ease, his daily joy in his work, has lightened the sadness of this farewell, and the cheering everywhere has…
  • [Sponsor] Pixate

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    2 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
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  • Reminder: Enter now for a chance to win $500 towards your iPhone 6!

    Michelle Haag
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Leave an awesome comment on our contest post for your chance to win $500 towards your iPhone 6! Apple is expected to be announcing the next generation iPhone — call it iPhone 6 — on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 and iMore is going to be the absolute best place to get everything you need to know!. Seriously, have you seen our incredibly in-depth iOS 8: Explained series? Yeah, STILL only the beginning! We don't want you to miss anything, so to help encourage you to follow us, be it on App Store, RSS, Twitter, App.net, Facebook, Google+iMore, YouTube, or iTunes, we're going to hold a massive,…
  • Apple broadens diversity efforts with new scholarships

    Chuong H Nguyen
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Citing that diversity would help Apple build better products, the Cupertino, California iPhone-maker announced that it will be awarding two $10,000 scholarships to minority students pursuing a technology education in universities. In addition to the financial award, the recipients would also be considered for Apple's internship program. The Product Integrity Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship offered by Apple is open to women, black/African American, Hispanic, or Native American university students who would be at least a sophomore in a bachelor's program in the fall of 2015. The…
  • Nordstrom latest rumored to join Apple's iPhone 6 mobile wallet

    Chuong H Nguyen
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:24 pm
    After reports speculating that American Express, Visa, and MasterCard may be joining Apple's September announcement in announcing a new mobile payments wallet for the iPhone 6, it is now said that Nordstrom may also be joining the camp. In addition to Nordstrom, a report suggests that Apple may also be in talks with other retailers for the initiative to allow customers to pay for physical goods at retail stores with their iPhone. Talks with Nordstrom are said to "be in the early stages" so there is still a lot of uncertainty if Nordstrom will appear as a launch partner in time for Apple's…
  • Boost Mobile boosts plans with double data and lower prices

    Chuong H Nguyen
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Sprint prepaid subsidiary Boost Mobile is running a promotion from September 3 to November 3 that will give customers discounted plans with double the usual data. As long as customers sign up during this period and keep their accounts active, then they can keep their promotional plan. Now, with a $5 discount, the starting $35 plan will give customers unlimited talk and text with unlimited data, though only the first 1 GB will be at high speed. Moving to the $45 plan with discount will give users 5 GB of high speed data, though there won't be overages if you exceed, just throttling. Similarly,…
  • Last chance to save 20% on iPhone and iPad accessories!

    Brent Zaniewski
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Labor Day is now behind us but the opportunity to still save 20% on any iPhone and iPad accessory surely isn't! It's back to the daily grind. But, it's not all bad: There's still time left to get your orders in for cases, chargers, batteries, screen protectors and more here at iMore. You'll want to get any unfinished shopping done today, though, because after midnight tonight this awesome discount will no longer apply. So, take advantage of coupon code: 14LD upon checkout and enjoy the savings! Take me shopping! What's hot at iMore:
 
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  • 10.8: Open a specific browser based on the URL

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Usually I want to open Gmail in Chrome and URLs pointing to my development server in Firefox. For everything else I use Safari. There is this nifty free app called LinCastor that enables you to register your own handler for an URL. Although it had beed designed to register your own non-standard URL schemes, it can intercept standard http and https as well. In LinCastor (which you need to double-click twice to fully open for editing): Add a new URL scheme Choose AppleScript handler Paste the following code in, (replacing the stub code at the bottom): on handle_url(args) if (|URL| of args…
  • Setting Up an iOS 7 On-Demand VPN

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    I'm writing a detailed set of instructions for getting VPN 'on-demand' working with iOS 7. See Setting Up an iOS 7 On-Demand VPN for the details (it's way too much stuff to post via MacOSXHints, as much as I've been a fan of this site for many years). The complete set of instructions include: setting up an IPSec VPN with iOS setting up an OpenVPN with iOS setting up a managed iOS device with VPN 'on demand' capabilities (for both IPSec and OpenVPN). A few comments about this work: One of the primary objectives was to document a setup where the VPN-connected iOS devi ...
  • Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Mousecape is a new open source Mac App which is available on GitHub to finally allow you to create and use your own mouse cursors, or 'capes' as the app calls them. Once you download the app, there is a remastered version of the Svanslös cursor set created by Max Rudberg which is retina-screen ready. Mousecape is as non-instrusive as possible, never asking you for your password for anything. It works by using private APIs created by Apple to register system cursors so it has no performance hit at all. Capes, or cursor sets, are applied for as long as display state doesn't change, meaning…
  • Make iWork 09 the default and avoid update nagging

    18 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Many people continue to use iWork 09 apps, because they contain features missing in the newer versions. However, having the older apps on your system mean a constant nagging from Apple to update to the newer versions. If you do download the newer versions, then it is impossible to make the older apps the default for your documents. The old Get Info » Change All trick doesn't work. Here's what to do to remedy that. First, make a backup. Then install the latest iWork apps. Your older versions get moved to a subfolder called iWork 09. That's why you have the backup. Next, move the NEW apps…
  • 10.9: Update OS without creating a user on a new Mac

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    This is my take/an update on las_vegas' hint I found here awhile back for running OS updates without creating a user on a Mac. It is applicable to any system 10.5 and up. This can be helpful if you have a Time Machine backup that's on a newer OS than your install media, or if you're selling/donating your Mac as it saves the new user having to update things. First things first, wipe your drive (and zero it if you don't trust the end user of this computer) and reinstall your desired OS. Once your OS is installed, boot to your install media or the Recovery Partition if available. Open Terminal…
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  • Apple Reveals the Most Common Reasons That It Rejects Apps

    timothy
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    mrspoonsi writes One of the great mysteries of the App Store is why certain apps get rejected and why others don't. Apple has let a surprising number of ripoffs and clones through the store's iron gates, yet some developers face rejection for seemingly innocent apps. "Before you develop your app, it's important to become familiar with the technical, content, and design criteria that we use to review all apps," explains Apple on a new webpage called "Common App Rejections." Rejections include: Apple and our customers place a high value on simple, refined, creative, well thought through…
  • Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

    samzenpus
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    swinferno writes with news about the leak of hundreds of private celebrity photos over the weekend. Hundreds of revealing pictures of female celebrities were leaked overnight after being stolen from their private collections. Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, and pop star Ariana Grande were among the celebrities apparently shown in the pictures, which were posted on infamous web forum 4chan. It's unclear how the images were obtained, but anonymous 4chan users said that they were taken from celebrities' iCloud accounts. The accounts are designed to allow iPhone, iPad, and…
  • Apple Said To Team With Visa, MasterCard On iPhone Wallet

    samzenpus
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:04 pm
    An anonymous reader writes with news about a possible partnership between Apple and major credit card companies. Apple plans to turn its next iPhone into a mobile wallet through a partnership with major payment networks, banks and retailers, according a person familiar with the situation. The agreement includes Visa, MasterCard, and American Express and will be unveiled on Sept. 9 along with the next iPhone, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. The new iPhone will make mobile payment easier by including a near-field communication chip for the first…
  • Judge Lucy Koh Rejects Apple's Quest For Anti-Samsung Injunction

    timothy
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    The Associated Press, in a story carried by The Financial Express, reports that Federal Judge Lucy Koh has has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone. Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after a jury awarded Apple Inc. $119 million in damages for Samsung's infringements on technology used in the trend-setting iPhone. The amount was well below the $2.2 billion in damages that Apple had been seeking in the latest round of legal wrangling between the world's two leading smartphone makers since the tussle began…
  • 3 Years In, a "B" For Tim Cook's Performance at Apple

    timothy
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    Cult of Mac has taken a look at the three years since Tim Cook began his job as Apple's CEO, and rates him a "solid B." Cook might be neither as charismatic or volatile as Steve Jobs was, but he's made some interesting moves and statements. One factor (an area in which Cult of Mac gives Cook an A) is employee happiness, something for which Jobs was not always known: Cook’s highest “grade” on this hypothetical report card may come from Apple employees. Though the lanky 53-year-old is reportedly short on small talk, his people skills have earned him a 93 percent approval…
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  • Sample Logic introduces Cinematic Keys

    dsellers
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    Sample Logic has announced Cinematic Keys (http://tinyurl.com/pxkl9wv), a collection of collection of 850+ traditional and mutilated Instruments and Multis derived entirely from recordings of keyboard instruments. It will ship Sept. 8; it's available for pre-order now at an introductory price of US$275 (it's normally $349.99) read more
  • MAXON introduces Cinema 4D Release 16

    dsellers
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
     Maxon has introduced Cinema 4D Release 16 (R16), the next generation release of the 3D software. In addition to workflow enhancements, Cinema 4D R16 delivers new features including a modeling PolyPen "super tool," a Motion Tracker for integrating 3D content within live footage and a Reflectance material channel for multi-layered reflections and specularity. read more
  • OWC's ThunderBays now available with up to 24TB of capacity

    dsellers
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    OWC (http://tinyurl.com/mo3x2xn) says its ThunderBay 4 (pictured) and ThunderBay 4 RAID 5 Edition are now available with up to 24TB of capacity. With their larger capacity option, combined with "ultra-quiet" cooling technology, they're targeted to today’s workstations where having a quiet desktop drive with ample storage is important. Equipped with dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, the ThunderBay 4 delivers speeds with sustained data rates up to 1,342 MB/s RAID 0 and up to 675 MB/s RAID 5. Capacities range from 4TB to 24TB. read more
  • Native Instruments announces Komplete 10, Komplete 10 Ultimate

    dsellers
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    Native Instruments (http://www.native-instruments.com) has announced the next generation of their production suites. Komplete 10 and Komplete 10 Ultimate come with six brand-new instruments – Rounds, Kontour, Polyplex, and the three new sampled pianos that comprise The Definitive Piano Collection. Komplete 10 now includes 39 instruments and effects. Komplete 10 Ultimate includes all 75 current Komplete Instruments and Effects at the time of release and over 440 GB of content. The prices of these bundles remain the same. read more
  • New QuarkXPress 10 XTensions available

    dsellers
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Quark Software has announced a variety of new XTensions for QuarkXPress 10. XTensions are software applications from Quark and third-party developers that allow companies to customize QuarkXPress with features that address specific design and workflow needs. XTensions now available for QuarkXPress 10 include: ° ArabicXT by Layout, which transforms QuarkXPress into an Arabic desktop publishing solution; ° AutoCorrect by AthenaSoft, which enables "as-you-type" spell checking and auto corrections; read more
 
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  • Star Apps: Nervo

    Josh Rotter
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Mim and Liv Nervo take work hard, play hard to heart.
  • Friday Five

    Julie Wildhaber
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:04 pm
    The week's top five most interesting software releases.
  • Get MacBooster 2 for 35 percent off

    Tuong Nguyen
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Celebrate the release of MacBooster 2 by getting the popular Mac cleanup tool for just $25.97.
  • 5 labor-saving apps

    Josh Rotter
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Work smarter, not harder with these productivity picks.
  • Star Apps: Retro Futura Tour 2014

    Josh Rotter
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    Howard Jones, Tom Bailey, Midge Ure, Katrina, and China Crisis chat about summer's ultimate '80s outing and the era that inspired it.
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  • Apple Begins Inviting AppleSeed Members to Test iCloud for Windows Beta

    Juli Clover
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Apple today began sending out invitations to AppleSeed members, inviting them to test the iCloud for Windows beta, which includes access to iCloud Drive. An iOS 8/Yosemite feature, iCloud Drive allows users to store any document in iCloud. Content stored in iCloud Drive can be accessed from any iOS device, Mac, or PC, via the new iCloud for Windows beta. AppleSeed testers receiving invites to the iCloud for Windows beta must be running Windows 7 or later, and Apple does not recommend installing the pre-release software on "personal-critical and/or business-critical systems." Ahead of offering…
  • Apple to Open New Retail Store in Atlanta on Saturday, September 6

    Juli Clover
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    Georgia is set to gain its sixth Apple retail location this Saturday, with the grand opening of the new Apple Store at Atlanta's Cumberland Mall. Located in the Cumberland district of Atlanta, the two-story mall houses more than 100 retail stores and restaurants. The new Cumberland Mall location is the third Apple Store in Atlanta, joining two other retail stores at Lenox Square and Perimeter Mall. There are also stores in Augusta, Buford, and Alpharetta. Apple's Cumberland Mall store will open at 10 a.m. local time on Saturday, September 6. As is common with new store openings, employees…
  • New Aerial Video Shows Significant Construction Progress at Apple Campus 2

    Richard Padilla
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Apple appears to be making significant progress on its forthcoming "Spaceship" campus in Cupertino, as an aerial video shared by YouTube user jmcminn (via Apple Spotlight/9to5Mac) shows the site now featuring constructed walls, spots for buildings, and a more defined oval shape. Apple closed off sidewalks and built a number of privacy fences to keep the area hidden, but this latest video taken with a DJI Phantom 2 drone and GoPro camera goes above the site to show an assortment of vehicles and materials helping to build Apple's newest campus. Previous photos showed initial work on the site's…
  • Buyer's Guide: Labor Day Deals on the iPad Air, Retina iPad mini, Apps, and More

    Juli Clover
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm
    There are quite a few deals on Apple products, apps, and accessories this week due to the upcoming Labor Day holiday in the United States. Retailers have discounted the iPad Air, Retina iPad mini, and more, and several app developers are cutting app prices. While there are few deals on Apple's lineup of Mac products, Apple's own back to school program is still ongoing until September 9, offering EDU customers a gift card with the purchase of a Mac, iPad, or iPhone. Best Buy is also continuing to offer EDU customers $100 off all MacBooks and the iMac. iPad Air Staples is offering $30…
  • Google Launches First Beta Build of 64-Bit Chrome for Mac

    Juli Clover
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Google today announced the launch of the first beta build of 64-bit Chrome for Mac, following the public release of 64-bit Chrome for Windows. Earlier this month, Google added 64-bit support to Chrome Canary for OS X, the experimental build of its Chrome web browser, but with this new beta version, testers on the Beta channel will have access to 64-bit Chrome support. According to Google, 64-bit support for Chrome will bring several speed and security improvements to the browser, in addition to decreasing the amount of memory it uses.64-bit Chrome has become faster as a result of having…
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  • MGG 517: Random Access Gab

    John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Two geeks. Your question. Answers. Tips. How can you go wrong? You can't, unless you don't listen! Wanna learn the best way to swap an SSD in - and when it's not necessary? Want to learn how to backup your massive iMovie library? Having battery woes? Lightning connector not working properly? All this and more in this week's Mac Geek Gab! Download, press play and let the cogitation commence!
  • Cartoon Network Turns to iOS App Maker Pixel Press For Draw-Your-Own-Game

    Kelly Guimont
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Pixel Press Floors has partnered with Cartoon Network to create an Adventure Time themed Pixel Press Floors-style game, titled Adventure Time: Game Wizard. This will allow anyone to draw a level of the game and guide characters from Adventure Time through it.
  • Last Chance for 8 Award-Winning Mac Apps for $39.99

    Bryan Chaffin
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    It's the last day for the Award-Winning MacLovin' Bundle, eight award-winning Mac apps with a retail price of $861 that you can get for $39.99. Those apps are: Cinemagraph Pro, djay, NetSpot Pro, Keyboard Maestro, Hype 2, Dropzone 3, Moom, and Boom. Those are all high quality pieces of software, and they have all earned at least one award from magazine. If that's not enough, this bundle deal also includes a developer training course called The OS X App Masterclass. There's a lot of value in this bundle, but there's just six hours left as of this writing. Get on it!
  • Apple’s Deal with Major Credit Cards Companies Has Hidden Value

    John Martellaro
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It's one thing for a company that makes great hardware to move into wearables. It's quite another to delve into mobile payments. But the two are linked in ways we don't yet appreciate.
  • Samsung Taps David Hasselhoff, Knight Rider, and K.I.T.T.4 for Smart Home Ad

    Bryan Chaffin
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Samsung released on Tuesday a rather entertaining commercial for its (lolbecauseapplehomekit) smart home effort. I'm not sure what exactly the commercial is pushing, but it features David Hasselhoff and his Knight Rider legacy, as well as William Daniels, reprising his role as the voice of K.I.T.T., Mr. Hasselhoff's "smart car." Of particular enjoyment is Mr. Hasselhoff's attempt to smooth talk a hot young member of the crew, who is plainly unimpressed and mentions her father might have talked about Knight Rider. Maybe. As I said above, it's very entertaining. One other note:…
 
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  • iTunes Festival kicks off in London

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    iTunes Festival kicked off 30 nights of performances with a show on September 1 headlined by deadmau5. Other acts set to perform in London’s historic Roundhouse during the month include Tony Bennett, Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran, and Placido Domingo. You can experience the festival for free on iTunes or with Apple TV.
  • Apple Updates MacBook Pro with Retina Display

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Apple today updated MacBook Pro with Retina display with faster processors, double the memory in both entry-level configurations, and a new, lower starting price for the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook. Apple also lowered the starting price of the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro to $1,099. “People love their MacBook Pro because of the thin and light, aluminum unibody design, beautiful Retina display, all day battery life, and deep integration with OS X,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The MacBook Pro with Retina display gets even better…
  • Apple Reports Third Quarter Results

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 28, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $35.3 billion and net profit of $6.9 billion, or $1.07 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.4 percent compared to 36.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 59 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $.47 per share of the…
  • Apple Announces Eighth Annual iTunes Festival in London

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    Apple today announced that Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris, Chrissie Hynde, and many more of the world’s biggest artists will headline this year’s iTunes Festival. Returning to the UK for an eighth year, the festival will feature over 60 acts throughout September at the legendary Roundhouse. Performances can be watched live or on-demand on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, in iTunes on a computer, or in HD with Apple TV. “The iTunes Festival in London is back with another stunning line-up of world class performers…
  • “Alive Inside” Film Explores Power of Music to Restore Memory

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    Re/code writes about “Alive Inside,” a documentary that chronicles the experiences of Alzheimer’s patients who have been revitalized through music. The film follows social worker Dan Cohen, whose nonprofit works to bring iPods loaded with personalized playlists to elderly Alzheimer’s and dementia patients across the U.S. Re/code describes a scene from the movie where a 94-year-old dementia patient comes alive with joy as soon as he hears a song from his youth. “I had goosebumps over my whole body when he was waking up. I had tears in my eyes,” said filmmaker Michael…
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  • iBeacon Accessibility Projects

    Ricky Buchanan
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Beacons are small smart devices that can give your phone or tablet a lot more information than they already have about where you are and what’s happening in the environment around you – it’s like giving your phone or tablet an extra sense. Their most common use, at least so far, is for retailers to give you information when you come close to specific products in their shops – called micro-targetted advertising – but there are a myriad of possibilities for assistive technology uses for beacons too. This article lists some projects using iBeacons to help people who have…
  • Weekend Roundup for 31 August 2014

    Ricky Buchanan
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:40 am
    Here are some of the best articles, links, and new products that I have spotted online in the past week or so which have some relevance to Apple products and disabled or chronically ill users … Good heavens it’s nearly September … how did that happen? OS X Links How to tweak the Mac’s display settings for visual impairments. iOS Links How to set the triple Home-click shortcut for accessibility on iPhone or iPad. Siri vs iOS Switch Control for hands free iPhone access. How to use parental controls on iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide. These have tons of accessibility uses!
  • iBeacons and Assistive Technology: A Primer

    Ricky Buchanan
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    Beacons are small smart devices that can give your phone or tablet a lot more information than they already have about where you are and what’s happening in the environment around you – it’s like giving your phone or tablet an extra sense. Their most common use, at least so far, is for retailers to give you information when you come close to specific products in their shops – called micro-targetted advertising – but there are a myriad of possibilities for assistive technology uses for beacons too. What’s an iBeacon? “iBeacon” is Apple’s…
  • Weekend Roundup for 24 August 2014

    Ricky Buchanan
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:04 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 … I’ve had a rotten week health-wise, so this is late and sparse but I managed it! iOS Links ‘iPhone slow’ explained: do iOS updates really make old phones perform worse? How to enable mono audio for auditory accessibility on iPhone or iPad Here’s how to limit iPhone or iPad use by time using a passcode and iOS’s built-in timer: There should be a video here – if you…
  • How to Switch to Typing With Dvorak

    Ricky Buchanan
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    If you use a Mac computer and have trouble using the standard QWERTY keyboard layout, the Dvorak layout may be a good option for you. Dvorak layouts put the most frequently used keys right under your fingers, so you can type with less finger movements needed. Several years ago, I was having significant trouble with wrist and hand pain so I taught myself to use the Dvorak keyboard layout for touch typing. It was frustrating to do, but paid off handsomely in the end… here’s what I did and how you can do it too… Step 1: Should You Switch? This is what the Dvorak keyboard layout…
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  • My iCloud security tips

    Mike Flaminio
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    The biggest tip from my setup is I have a dedicated email address for iCloud that's separate from my iTunes account. This sort of happened by accident, but over the years I've come to appreciate the advantages. One big problem with iCloud security is it's difficult to have a long and complex password on mobile devices. While TouchID makes big strides here, it's still a real pain to keep typing in a quality password. And you do need a quality password for an account holding important things such as your device backup, phone location data, calendars, device kill switch, and of course photo…
  • Podcast: Brown M&M, Apple event, wearable, tattoos, Dropbox vs iCloud + More

    Mike Flaminio
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:48 am
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  • That FLIR iPhone heat camera can steal PIN numbers

    Mike Flaminio
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Interesting. Basically you can decipher PIN numbers within a minute or so after it was entered, pending on the key pad.
  • Apple special event set for September 9

    Mike Flaminio
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    Simple invite of a piece of Apple's logo, 9.9.2014 and the tagline "Wish we could say more." What does it all mean???? Probably nothing. What is interesting is the event will be at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino. Apple hasn't held an event there for quite a while and perhaps the people at Apple are feeling nostalgic. The Flint Center is where Apple launched the original Mac 30 years ago.
  • Dropbox changes to a single 1 TB Pro plan

    Mike Flaminio
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    Dropbox announced this week an overhaul of its paid storage options. The company is replacing its old tiers of storage plans with a single 1 TB option. Pricing is $10/mo or $99. On the old plan that would have bought you just 100 GB, so this is a significant boost. Other new features are available to Pro customers. New sharing options let you assign passwords and expiration dates to shared links. Also you can share folders as view-only. One really cool feature is the ability to remotely wipe your sync'd data from devices. This is handy if you lose access to your computer and are concerned…
 
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  • Wednesday Morning News

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:14 pm
    As an update on the celebrity photo scandal, Apple overnight released a media advisory providing an update on the investigation. The update states “after more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack o user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the internet. None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone.”
  • Tuesday Morning News

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Apple has been in the news in a bad way in the last day or so, with reports linking a possible iCloud breach with the celebrities photo scandal. Whilst not confirming the breach, Apple has told Re/code it is “actively investigating” the possible violations of some iCloud accounts. As Re/code note, the possible breach comes shortly after the recent presentation at a security conference in St Petersburg of
  • Monday Morning News

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Embossed Apple logo by Marcin Wichary, on Flickr The first day of spring, that can only mean footy finals are in the air and an Apple event just over a week away. Needless to say much of the news is focused on what we are likely to see at the 9 September keynote. The new iPhones are pretty much locked
  • Friday Morning News

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Yes it is now official, overnight Apple has issued the press with invites to an event on September 9. The tag line “Wish we could say more”. What does that mean, who knows but you can speculate away in the thread started by Oldmacs. The event will be held at the Flint Center, which has been used before, and it seems Apple is adding its own touch to the site. The Loop has posted photo’s showing
  • Thursday Morning News

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:10 pm
    The big news this morning is the report from John Paczkowski at Re/code, who is making the call that the Apple wearable will be unveiled at the rumoured upcoming September 9 event. This would see the iWatch shown alongside the expected two new iPhones. Paczkowski was the person who made the original call on September 9 and had previously expected the wearable to be shown in October. He does still believe there will
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  • TastyApps announces Vortex 1.3

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – TastyApps today officially announces Vortex 1.3, continuing the productivity Vortex beta introduced to the Mac, with a new streamlined stable interface and more customizing options. Vortex brings a new level productivity to the Mac. Dozens of Actions for the things you do most are instantly available via Drag N Drop or shortcut keys. You can quickly convert image or audio files, translate text or emails, add images and files to emails, compress or uncompress archives, and uninstall applications. With Vortex you can locate and download music and video files,…
  • Hexagonal! from The SlideFactory

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    Arroyo Grande, California – The SlideFactory today is thrilled to release its first mobile game for iPhone(R) and iPod touch(R), Hexagonal! A beautiful and minimalist game with a simple goal, Hexagonal! challenges players to fill in and complete an arrangement of colored Hexagons before their time runs out. Featuring a simple design, fast-paced gameplay, and subtle strategic elements, Hexagonal! Is targeted at gamers who enjoy both casual and puzzle based games. With unlimited combinations and multiple challenging achievements, Hexagonal! is a deceptively simple and addictive game that…
  • Distil Union simplifies your everyday carry with new Wally Jr

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Charleston, South Carolina – Distil Union is excited to introduce Wally Jr, their newest – and smallest – member of the Wally pull-tab wallet family. Designed to help minimize what smartphone users carry everyday, Wally Jr is a stick-on pocket that stretches to hold up to 8 cards, folded cash or other must-have items like earbuds or a charging cable. Features: * Slim – Stretches to securely carry 2-8 cards and other must-haves * Smart – 3M(TM) Alternahesive adheres to most phones and cases * Secret – Pull-tab action reveals your hidden contents * Universal…
  • DCI Launches E-Book: How to Gain Millions of Users for Your Gaming App

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    New York, New York – Dot Com Infoway (DCI), a globally renowned provider of mobile application, IT and online marketing solutions, has announced the release of its new e-book titled “How to Gain Millions of Users for Your Gaming App.” The e-book provides developers with valuable information as well as guidelines for success in the app marketplace. Developers know that the current market is saturated with millions of different gaming apps that are all vying for gamer attention. DCI recognized the challenges that come with differentiating and marketing new games to help them…
  • Zoomed in! – Close Up Pics! for iOS from iPrado

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    Obninsk, Russian Federation – iPrado is thrilled to introduce Zoomed in! – Close Up Pics! their new game for the iOS platform. The game will show you a “zoomed in” picture of an object and your task is to figure out what it is! This sounds easy, but some puzzles can be tricky. If you like picture word games like What’s the Pic?, 4 Pics 1 Word, you’ll love this new family game! New: * Hundreds of new levels will permanently kill your boredom * Multiple zoom levels give you new ways to solve puzzles * New hints and helps Tricky Puzzles. Every Zoomed In photo…
 
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    prMac

  • Bubble Beat Music Game from WOD Studios

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Musical games have been a very popular game category for a long time, and there are a lot of music games out there on App Store, so why is Bubble Beat special? Because Bubble Beat is simple, pure and easy to start. Players like the game when they actually play with the music, and Bubble Beat will provide players: fast play, easy to start, really big song collection, and free to expand song collection. With player's songs, a player can play Bubble Beat at any time, any where with any song.
  • Location Alerts - An App To Trigger Events Based on Location

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    Location Alerts from Appsicum is the ultimate solution for scheduling a call or message according to location. Whenever a user needs to inform their contacts about a particular location or want to connect a call after crossing a particular location, it is possible with the scheduling task of the app. Location Alerts is a simple and handy tool which makes your life simple by alerts, reminders and activities which are automatically triggered according to your current location.
  • TastyApps announces Vortex 1.3

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    TastyApps today announces Vortex 1.3, an update to their popular productivity app for OS X. Vortex brings a new level productivity to the Mac. Dozens of Actions for the things you do most are instantly available via Drag N Drop or shortcut keys. You can quickly convert image or audio files, translate text or emails, add images and files to emails, compress or uncompress archives, and uninstall applications. Version 1.3 introduces a new streamlined stable interface and more customizing options.
  • Hexagonal! from The SlideFactory

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    The SlideFactory today released Hexagonal!, its first mobile game for iPhone and iPod touch. A beautiful & minimalist game with a simple goal, Hexagonal! challenges players to fill in and complete an arrangement of colored hexagons before their time runs out. Hexagonal! is targeted at gamers who enjoy both casual & puzzle based games. With unlimited combinations & multiple challenging achievements, Hexagonal! is a deceptively simple & addictive game that will keep players entertained for hours.
  • Distil Union simplifies your everyday carry with new Wally Jr

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Distil Union introduces Wally Jr, their newest - and smallest - member of the Wally pull-tab wallet family. Designed to help minimize what smartphone users carry everyday, Wally Jr is a stick-on pocket that stretches to hold and hide up to 8 cards, folded cash or other must-have items like earbuds or charging cable. Wally Jr works with iPhone, Samsung, HTC, Nexus, Sony, LG and more - including cases, essentially combining both wallet and cellphone into one pocket-friendly solution.
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    Inside Mac Games

  • Portal 2 Comes To MGS

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    September 1, 2014 6:00 AMMac Game Store has added Valve's Portal 2 first person action puzzler to its list of titles available for purchase and download. The game introduces a new cast of characters to the single player storyline, new puzzle elements, and a two player cooperative modePortal 2 draws from the award-winning formula of innovative gameplay, story, and music that earned the original Portal over 70 industry accolades and created a cult following. The single-player portion of Portal 2 introduces a cast of dynamic new characters, a host of fresh puzzle elements, and a much larger set…
  • Take Up The Sword Of The Samurai Again

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    September 1, 2014 6:00 AMAnother retro-classic game title from Tommo, Sword of the Samurai is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The game gives players the chance to return to ancient Japan for a role-playing, action-adventure simulation of combat, statesmanship, and intrigue.Enter Japan in the Age of Warring States. At the center of this role-playing, action-adventure simulation of combat, statesmanship and intrigue, you are a samurai warrior struggling for Honor. More important than life itself, Honor is crucial to achieving your ultimate goal: unifying the country…
  • Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition 1.3.2053 Released

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    September 1, 2014 6:00 AMOverhaul Games recently released version 1.3.2053 of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, with the Mac App Store version of the patch to reach players as soon as it is approved by Apple. The update offers over 200 bug fixes and improvements including adjustable font sizes and the introduction of a Quickloot feature.A modified version of Bioware's fantasy role playing game set in the Forgotten Realms, BGEE features an enhanced version of the Infinity Engine, the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack, new adventures, new party members, and new character kits.Crash…
  • Experience The Punic Wars In Ancient Battles: Hannibal

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    September 1, 2014 6:00 AMAncient Battle: Hannibal from Hunted Cow Studios Ltd is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The strategy war game includes multiple campaigns that allow players to fight the battles of the Second Punic War between Carthage and Rome.Ancient Battle: Hannibal is the newest edition to the Ancient Battles series. Experience the magnificence of the Punic Wars, as you follow Hannibal on his crucial campaign against Rome. Based upon, and a major upgrade to, the game system developed for Ancient Battle: Rome, a game that was the No.1 strategy game on the…
  • IMG Previews World Of Warcraft: Warlords Of Draenor

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    September 1, 2014 6:00 AMInside Mac Games' Ted Bade has posted a new preview of Blizzard Entertainment's upcoming expansion for its popular fantasy MMO World of Warcraft. Scheduled for a November 11 release Warlords of Draenor, the fifth expansion for the game, will send players to Draenor "at a pivotal moment in history to fight against and alongside legends from Warcraft’s brutal past."Here's an excerpt:Your garrison becomes an alternative home base for you. It has a flight point, an Inn, a command center, and various profession and other vendors, and all the stuff of a small town. You…
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    MacUser

  • Apple ‘actively investigating’ iCloud celebrity photo hack

    Kenny Hemphill
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Apple has said that it is ‘actively investigating’ the theft of photos from iCloud accounts belonging to celebrities. Company spokeswoman, Natalie Kerris told Re/code today ‘We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report.’ Photographs belonging to around 100 celebrities are reported to have been stolen. A list of the names of the owners of the accounts which were hacked, along with some of the photos, were shared on the 4Chan community and have since been shared on social media sites and on the web. Hunger Games actress Jennifer…
  • Apple may finally be ready to adopt NFC with next iPhone

    Kenny Hemphill
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    Apple has, until now at least, steadfastly avoided putting NFC (near field communications) chips in its mobile devices, despite its apparent popularity with Android manufacturers. NFC has been at the ‘early adopter’ stage for a few years and Apple’s reluctance to join the party was thought to be down to a combination of NFC’s drain on battery power, the fact that it’s maximum range is 20cm (though its most effective under 4cm), and that it offers little that can’t be achieved with Bluetooth 4. Indeed, Apple’s Bluetooth-based iBeacon had been assumed…
  • Apple to announce wearable computing device next month

    Kenny Hemphill
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Apple’s regular September launch event is drawing ever nearer and with it, we assume, the start of what both Eddy Cue and Tim Cook have been hyping all year, the announcements of what Cue called ‘the best product pipeline that I’ve seen in my 25 years at Apple.’ Apple normally reserves the September event for the iPhone, having previously used it for the iPod, and this year will be no different, with two new and larger iPhones tipped to be unveiled. But, according to Re/code, we can also expect to catch the first sight of a product that is in danger of being the most…
  • Instagram makes ‘time-lapse’ movies a snap with iOS app

    Kenny Hemphill
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    Instagram, the photo-sharing network known for its low-fi photo filters has launched an iOS app which allows you to easily create videos which look like time-lapse movies. Called Hyperlapse, it allows you to record up to 45 minutes of video and these can be speeded up by a factor of twelve, allowing you to render and either save or upload videos up to four minutes long. In addition, Hyperlapse stabilises the video, using data from the iPhone’s gyroscopes and accelerometers to detect how much the device moved during filming. The effect is like a software steadicam. Using Hyperlapse is…
  • Google releases Slides app for iOS and updates Docs and Sheets

    Kenny Hemphill
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Google has made its mobile presentation creation app, Sheets available for iOS. Slides allows users to create and edit presentations on an iPhone or iPad and collaborate with colleagues on different devices. As with Sheets and Docs, Slides syncs with your Google account. Updates to Sheets and Docs mean that all three apps can now be used offline, with changes synced when the device reconnects to the Internet. The other addition in today’s update is the ability to edit Microsoft Office documents directly. Slides, Docs, and Sheets are available as free downloads from the App Store.
 
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    Macenstein

  • DragonVale: How to breed a Sunstruck Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:48 am
    SUNSTRUCK DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 32 Hours BUY-IT Price: 2,000 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Mirage and Heat (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to discover the latest dragon combos for you, […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Daydream Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    DAYDREAM DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 29 Hours BUY-IT Price: 2,750 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Mirage and Hypnotic (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to discover the latest dragon combos for you, […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Geode Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    GEODE DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 23 Hours BUY-IT Price: 675 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Mud and River / Water and Earth (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 […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Leaf Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    LEAF DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 37 Hours BUY-IT Price: 1,350 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Swamp and Luminous / Meadow and Lotus (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 […]
  • REVIEW: PhoneSuit Flex XT iPhone battery

    Dr. Macenstein
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    Ahh, June 12, 2013, the day I first reviewed PhoneSuit’s Flex iPhone charger… The little charger that could. I loved that thing, and with good reason. It was small (the smallest 2600mAh battery available), had great ergonomics, and could fully recharge an iPhone and then some. Well, fast forward a year and PhoneSuit has released […]
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    MacUpdate: Recent Mac OS X

  • Quicken 2015 2.0.3 - Complete personal finance solution. (Commercial)

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Quicken 2015 helps you manage all your personal finances in one place, so you can see where you're spending and where you can save. Quicken automatically categorizes your financial transactions, helps you stay on top of bills and set goals so you can save more. You can even access your data on the go. Features: View All Your Accounts in One Place - See all your bank, credit card, investment and retirement accounts in one place, so you know exactly where you stand. Quicken 2015 downloads your income and expenses from your accounts, so you don't have to enter transactions manually and avoid the…
  • DYMO Stamps 2.14.4 - Print USPS postage right from your desk. (Free)

    31 Dec 1969 | 4:00 pm
    DYMO Stamps provides users with a quick and simple way to print postage right from their desks. Skip time-consuming trips to the Post Office, and get back to business. Convenience Print complete, professional U.S. Postal Service(R) postage right from your PC or Mac with no monthly fees. Use the application the way you want--download the software or print stamps online. Efficiency Save time and eliminate trips to the Post Office to mail your reminders, invoices, or packages. Increase productivity, and let the software manage the latest postage requirements. Save Money Avoid long-term contracts…
  • Endicia 2.14.4 - USPS postage and mailing label generator. (Demo)

    31 Dec 1969 | 4:00 pm
    Endicia helps you fulfill orders -- and customer expectations -- with useful features designed to save you money and improve your service. Cut your costs with discounts on insurance and delivery confirmation. Impress your customers with professional shipping labels, online package tracking, and pre-paid return labels. Use stealth postage to hide your handling fees and avoid customer complaints. With the great rates and global reach of the USPS at your fingertips, fulfillment has never been easier. Plans start at $15.95/mo.Download Now
  • OneShot 1.0 - The missing sharing tool of Dropbox (beta). (Free)

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    OneShot allows you to upload your screenshots, drag and drop links, files or directories to any Dropbox folders, then use Google URL Shortener to make shorter share link to them directly. You can choose to use your own domain if you know how to setup your DNS. Video Tutorial Like OneShot on Facebook! Check out this page for beta login Apple ID: See this page before you start.Version 1.0 (Public Beta 19): Update with Xcode 6 beta 7 and OS X 10.10 DP7 SDK. OS X 10.9 or later Download Now
  • Breeze 1.5.11 - Simple window manager. (Demo)

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Breeze gives you simple window management on Mac OS X through a concept called "window states". When you save a window state, Breeze remembers the relative size and position of the focused window. At any point, you can apply that state (size and position) like a template to any other focused window. Breeze comes with some handy default window states for Fullscreen and Splitscreen Left or Right.Version 1.5.11: Improved compatibility with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. OS X 10.5.8 or laterDownload Now
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    World of Apple

  • iPhone 6 – A Complete-Ish Guide

    Alex Brooks
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    iPhone 6 Compared to Existing iOS Devices September has arrived and in the world of Apple that can only mean one thing, the new iPhone is due to turn up. Not to mention a plethora of other devices and software updates; as we lead up to the holiday season September is undoubtedly Apple’s action packed month. This is by no means a detailed run down of iPhone 6 rumours, but it is aimed at giving a picture of what to expect. Rumours about the iPhone 6 have swirled since the before the current iPhone hit the market but in recent months, as ever, rumours have reached fever pitch. And as with…
  • An Open Letter to Tim Cook – Human Rights in UAE

    Alex Brooks
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Apple employees carry rainbow flags as they march in the San Francisco Gay Pride Festival in California June 29, 2014 | REUTERS/Noah Berger Tim, Apple is a company that has for decades inspired millions of young people to design the best they can design, to focus on the detail and create beautiful and functional products. Apple has stood at the forefront of amazing product design and changed the way humans interact with technology through its own passion for design. I, like many other people have watched on at Apple for years and looked up to the brand as a role model. Many years ago I would…
  • MacBook Pro Receives Minor Update, New Product Rumours Begin to Dominate, Dell and Blackberry Act Like Nothing Is Wrong, Are MacIntel’s Days Numbered?

    Alex Brooks
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display | Image courtesy of Apple Weekly summary of stories from across the World of Apple during the week commencing 28th July, 2014. An attempt to summarise the more interesting stories from the week and lace them in observation and comment. MacBook Pro Receives Minor Update The MacBook Pro with Retina display has marked the way for a flurry of updates across Apple’s product line as we head into busy season. The update is relatively minor and will act as a stop gap before Intel’s Broadwell processor platform hits the market in mid-2015.
  • Week Summary: Apple Shows Off Latest Green Initiative, Yosemite Beta Goes Public, Earnings Hold Steady. R&D Spend Soars, Newest Ad Continues to Show New Colours

    Alex Brooks
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:37 am
    OS X Yosemite running on MacBook Pro | Image courtesy of Apple Weekly summary of stories from across the World of Apple during the week commencing 21st July, 2014. An attempt to summarise the more interesting stories from the week and lace them in observation and comment. Apple Shows Off Solar Array Towards the end of the week Apple granted a bunch of journalists a tour of Apple’s latest green iniative, a huge solar array farm in Maiden, North Carolina. Capable of producing 20MW of energy, it allows Apple the peace of mind that it now outstrips its competitors with energy friendly…
  • Apple Announces Q314 Profit of $7.7 Billion on Revenue of $37.4 Billion

    Alex Brooks
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    iPad Unit sales (Quarterly Q310 – Q314) Apple today announced financial results for its third fiscal quarter of 2014 which ran from March 30, 2014 until June 30. Apple posted revenue of $37.4 billion and net quarterly profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share (adjusted for stock split). These results compare to revenue of $35.3 billion and net profit of $6.9 billion, or $1.07 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.4 percent compared to 36.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 59 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple…
 
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    everythingiCafe

  • Apple Considering $400 Starting Price For Range Of Wearable Devices

    Christopher Meinck
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:52 pm
    According to a new report from re/code, Apple executives are said to be discussing price points for their forthcoming wearable device, giving consideration to $400 as the cost for the entry level model. The new wearable, unofficially dubbed the iWatch, might make its debut at the upcoming September 9th event. It will share a very big stage at the Flint Center, alongside the iPhone 6. A sale price of $400 for Apple’s new wearable would be for the entry-level model, one of several models.Though Apple’s new wearable is slated to be introduced in a matter of weeks, it won’t be…
  • Apps of the Week, Hyperlapse, Bioshock, Contact Center and more!

    Christopher Meinck
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:12 am
    As the summer draws down and the back to school rush begins, pens, pencils and backpacks shouldn’t be the only thing on your shopping lists. This week, we get our Gordon Gekko on, walk with the dead, rick-roll our friends with a single tap and welcome a veritable classic to our stable of iOS games. It’s time for the everythingiCafe apps of the week for August 29th, 2014.Hyperlapse from InstagramThe über popular social photo share site wants to help you create stunning videos and they’ve got just the app to help you. Hyperlapse puts the power of breathtaking video-making in…
  • Apple Plans Wearable Intro On Sept 9th, Shipping 2015

    Christopher Meinck
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    There has been no shortage of speculation regarding Apple’s now official September 9th event. While the event is widely expected to be the formal introduction of the iPhone 6, it will also mark the introduction of Apple’s wearable device, which most have dubbed the iWatch. Whether it takes the form of a traditional watch remains to be seen. As for its unveiling, that will come at the Apple event taking place next month at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California. Though it will be introduced at the event, sources have told the reliable John Paczkowski not to expect on shelves…
  • Apple Invites Sent For September 9th Event

    Christopher Meinck
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    Apple has sent invites for an event on September 9th, as previously rumored. The invite reads, “Wish we could say more.” The event will take place at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino at 10:00 a.m. PST. Those lucky enough to be in attendance need to arrive by 8:00 a.m. and the invite suggests they arrive early.The event should end almost a year of speculation regarding Apple’s new iPhone. It is highly anticipated that Apple will use the event on September 9th to introduce at least one new iPhone 6, which will include big changes to the size of the…
  • Bloomberg: Apple Preparing 12.9-inch iPad for 2015

    Christopher Meinck
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:38 pm
    With Apple expected to introduce a much larger iPhone next month, the rumors have rightly shifted to the iPad. Amidst reports of sluggish tablet sales, Apple is reportedly prepared to have its suppliers begin production on a 12.9-inch iPad. Continuing the trend of going big, this new larger iPad is slated for an early 2015 release, according to Bloomberg sources.Apple currently ships the iPad in two sizes. The iPad Air features a 9.7-inch display. Introduced last year, it was a reboot of sorts for the larger form factor. It was announced alongside the second generation iPad mini with…
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    macZOT!

  • PicGIF for Mac

    MacZOT
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    PicGIF for Mac Create incredible GIFs quickly from pictures, videos and GIFs with easy steps. Normally: $19.99 ZOT Price: $9.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   PicGIF for Mac is a powerful yet easy-to-use GIF maker which allows you to make awesome animated GIFs from your photos and videos on Mac OS X quickly and easily. You can simply re-edit your existing GIFs as well.   You can full control your GIF by customizing the Size, Sequence, Frame Delay, or adding overlays of texts and stickers, etc. After a satisfying GIF is done, you can share the GIF with your friends via E-Mail,…
  • Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac Only $1 (98% Off) Now!

    MacZOT
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac Only $1 (98% Off) Now! All-in-one HD Movie Player Offers Mac Movie Fans the Best HD Movie Watching Experience! Normally: $59.95 ZOT Price: $1.00 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Watching Blu-ray movies on a Mac computer is not as easy as on a Windows computer. Macs have never supported Blu-ray since Steve Jobs declared Blu-ray a "bag of hurt". But now thanks to Leawo’s Mac Blu-ray Player software, you can freely play back Blu-ray movies on your iMac or MacBook effortlessly, with assistance of an internal or external Blu-ray drive.   Just…
  • Infographics

    MacZOT
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:41 am
    Infographics Quality visualization tools to add that special touch to any presentation Normally: $19.99 ZOT Price: $9.99 Click to macZOT!   Illustrate Your Point Infographics is an extensive collection of data visualization images for your Keynote slideshows. Whether you want your presentation to focus on a particular country, explain the intricacies of an industry, or demonstrate annual financial results, Infographics has a go-to supply of quality visualization tools.   Infographics contains: • 23 chart themes with 10 charts each • 41 themes of data visualization elements…
  • The Big Voilabits Bundle

    MacZOT
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The Big Voilabits Bundle DVDCreator + DVDRipper: Simple, Fast and Powerful! It's only $16.99!!! Normally: $74.98 ZOT Price: $16.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Expecting to get the greatest app with lowest price? Voliabits DVD Bundle, providing you with the best DVD Creator and DVD Ripper for Mac, is now making a sales promotion for the first time since it opened to public with the utmost preferential price. DON'T MISS OUT on this tremendous opportunity?   ————————————————-…
  • Stills

    MacZOT
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Stills Give your audience something to remember! Normally: $18.99 ZOT Price: $9.50 Click to macZOT!   Stills is an ultimate set of 1733 illustrations appropriate for any Pages or Keynote document that requires color, texture and authenticity.   View Samples->>   STILLS CONTAINS:  100 high-quality clipart images,  417 high-quality photos (1024 x 768 pixels),  200 photo items with transparent backgrounds,  300 People Clipart, 100 high-quality illustrations, 399 realistic objects rendered in 3D, 217 high-quality traffic signs images.      …
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    Apple

  • A just-granted Apple patent looks like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 radial menu

    Kevin C. Tofel
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    Given the prior litigation between Samsung and Apple, it's interesting that the latter has patents on the radial menu design used by the former. Let's see if the Galaxy Note 4 keeps the same interface or if Samsung decides to make a change. A just-granted Apple patent looks like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 radial menu originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • In praise of a subscription plan on your smart home and wild Apple speculation

    Stacey Higginbotham
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    What will Apple launch for the internet of things market on Sept. 9? And what is Lowe's plan for the smart home going forward? One of these questions will be answered in this week's podcast. In praise of a subscription plan on your smart home and wild Apple speculation originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Apple said to be working with MasterCard and Visa for mobile wallet

    Stacey Higginbotham
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    Apple is reportedly in talks with Mastercard, Visa and American Express to use NFC as the foundation for a mobile payments platform. Are we finally close to settling on a mobile payments standard? Apple said to be working with MasterCard and Visa for mobile wallet originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Apple hires prominent tech blogger Anand Lal Shimpi

    David Meyer
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am
    Apple has hired Anand Lal Shimpi, the founder of hardcore nuts-and-bolts tech website AnandTech. Shimpi announced his retirement from tech publishing on the weekend, 18 years after he began blogging at age 14 – Ryan Smith is the new editor in chief at AnandTech, a publication […] Apple hires prominent tech blogger Anand Lal Shimpi originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • A fun exercise in speculation: Would I buy Apple’s rumored products?

    Mark Crump
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Apple's upcoming September 9th event is likely to introduce as many as three new types of Apple products. Based on the rumors and reports, which ones would I buy? A fun exercise in speculation: Would I buy Apple’s rumored products? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
 
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    MacBlogz

  • Apple Discussing Mobile Payments Partnership With Nordstrom

    Juli Clover
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Nordstrom may be one of Apple's first merchant partners when Apple launches its upcoming mobile payment initiative, reports Bank Innovation. Apple is said to be in talks with Nordstrom about its payments service, suggesting Nordstrom could be one of the first retailers to support payments via iPhone.The "talks" Nordstrom and Apple have been engaged are related to payments -- but the extent of those talks is unclear. Apple was looking for a clothing brand with a large physical reach, our source said, but also with an established and high-end brand. With a strong brick-and-mortar presence, but…
  • And you wonder why Apple bought Beats...

    Yoni Heisler
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats caught almost everyone off guard. Not only was the purchase price drastically higher than what Apple typically spends for acquisitions, but Apple's interest in Beats in and of itself was the source of much...
  • Radiohead releases new music through PolyFauna app

    John-Michael Bond
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    This past February, Radiohead released their first iOS app, an experimental music and art project called PolyFauna. Using music from their King of Limbs recording session as the background for abstract and evolving visuals, the app was equal parts...
  • Pre-Launch Adoption of OS X Yosemite 33 Times Higher Than for Mavericks

    Juli Clover
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Adoption of OS X Yosemite is steadily increasing ahead of its fall launch, due to both a system-wide redesign and the introduction of a public beta for the first time. As of August, Yosemite was installed on approximately 2.6 million machines or 3.3 percent of all Macs, according to new numbers from Net Applications (via Computerworld). For August, Yosemite powered 3.3% of all Macs, according to metrics vendor Net Applications. That was 33 times the user share of its predecessor, OS X Mavericks, in September 2013, one month before its official launch, and nearly one-third of Mavericks' share…
  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Kelly Hodgkins
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 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 Red Clock - The Minimal...
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2014.08.30

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 498. Apple event confirmed for September 9th. iWatch to be announced, but not delivered. iPhone 6 rumors solidifying. What about the other stuff? Bad iPhone 5 battery? Get a free replacement. New iAds in your apps soon. Thinner MacBook Pros. Apple’s OS X Yosemite public beta. Details and workarounds for Macbook Pro GFX issues. Getting iMessage SPAM? Block it. Upgrading iPhone via SIM Swap. Jobs tribute hidden in Pages for Mac. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Smile -…
  • Maccast 2014.08.18

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:09 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 497. Rumor Different: Updated iPads. iPhone 6 might show some warts. Graphics issues for some 2011 Macbook Pro owners. Safari gets security patches. OS X Yosemite beta 6. Target Display Mode iMac only. Time Machine maintenance. Breaking up your iPhoto. Remove photos from Messages. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: SaneBox filters unimportant emails out of your Inbox and summarizes them in a digest. It works anywhere you read your email. Try it for free and get a $10 credit:…
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    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:10 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 496. Latest on the iPhone 6. Where’s the sapphire? Different processors in the 4.7-inch vs. 5.5-inch designs. Slightly refreshed MacBooks. Apple TV channels continue to expand. Production delays for iWatch. Use a PC with Target Display Mode. iTunes, NAS drives, and RAID. iOS Folders without a name. 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…
  • Maccast 2014.07.24

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:52 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 495. iPhone 6 launch Apple’s biggest? Apple’s 3Q earnings. OS X Yosemite Public Beta. Phone 6 Roulette with Ken Ray (Mac OS Ken), Paul Wheatley (British Tech Network), Jeff Gamet (The Mac Observer), Dan Benjamin (5by5), David Sparks (Mac Power Users), and Erfon Elijah (The Cultcast). Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Smile - smilesoftware.com lynda.com - Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video tutorials. Visit lynda.com/maccast to start your free trial. Shownotes…
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    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:44 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 494. Intel delays impacting Macbook Updates. iPhone 6 leaks are less "fluid". Apple asked to do more for accessibility. - Finally you can get "Extras" on the Apple TV. iWatch delayed to later in 2014? Apple pushes further into Enterprise with IBM. Restore a missing Recovery Partition. How does "Find My" Work? Prevent iTunes Match uploads. TMO’s wi-fi tips. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: SaneBox filters unimportant emails out of your Inbox and summarizes them in a digest.
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  • Opening Documents With Specific Applications

    Gary Rosenzweig
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    Most documents have a default application that will launch if you open that document. You can also specify an application if you wish to open a document with something else. You can do this with drag and drop, or by using the context menu. You can permanently change which application is used to open a […]
  • Using Shapes In Pages

    Gary Rosenzweig
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    The Shape tool in Pages has many uses. You can put text or images in shapes. You can wrap text around shapes. You can also combine multiple shapes by grouping them together to create interesting graphic elements in your documents without needing to use a graphics program. Video Transcript (Click to Expand) Hi, this is […]
  • Document Title Bars and Proxy Icons

    Gary Rosenzweig
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am
    There are many things you can do in the title bar of a document window. You can rename and even move a file without ever having to switch to the Finder. You can also view the folder path to see the location of the file. With the proxy icon you can attach the file to […]
  • Cleaning Up Your Contacts

    Gary Rosenzweig
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    It can be useful to remove unneeded contacts from your database every once in a while. Before deleting, you can export individual contacts as small VCF files. These can then be stored and accessed easily later if you need them. You also have a variety of other methods for exporting and archiving your contacts. Video […]
  • Translating Text and Web Pages

    Gary Rosenzweig
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    Many web sites feature multiple language options. If a site is not in the language you speak, try looking for a way to switch to another language inside the site. For sites that do not offer a translation in your language, you can use either Google or Bing to translate bits of text or entire […]
 
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  • Pixlr

    Mark
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Crop, resize and rotate images, adjust colour and contrast, apply red-eye reduction, or just use the “auto-fix” button. Pixlr includes dozens of filters, overlays, borders, effects and stickers.
  • MacDown

    Mark
    13 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Open source markdown editor for OS X, released under the MIT license, heavily influenced by Chen Luo’s Mou. Features highly customisable markdown rendering, syntax highlighting in fenced code blocks, sophisticated auto-completion.
  • Stand

    Mark
    22 Jun 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Get your Feedly RSS news feeds in a popdown from the menu bar. App can be refreshed and searched. Sign in with your Feedly account.
  • LiteIcon

    Mark
    8 Jun 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Change your system icons by dragging new ones onto the ones you want to replace, then click Apply Changes. Restore icons by dragging the new ones out.
  • OneNote

    Mark
    5 Jun 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Digital notebook from Microsoft lets you take notes (including pictures), share them and collaborate with others across multiple devices.
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  • 0467 - WordPress Publishing Platform - Part 1 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    WordPress is an extremely powerful web publishing platform. Previously acknowledged as the premier blogging tool, WordPress has been extended and enhanced to allow WordPress to be much more than just a blog. In this episode, I take a look at setting up Wordpress on a self hosted website using a low cost Siteground account. I also cover some of the basic features of creating and managing blog posts and a brief look at themes to change the overall look of the website. In next week's episode I'll cover plugins and some additional advanced features.
  • 0466 - Scapple, AccessMenuBarApp, VideoGIF [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Three applications in this week's show: Scapple - Scapple is a great app from the makers of Scrivener - it's like a mind mapping tool but without the constraints of a fixed or hierarchical structure. Completely free form in its approach, Scapple is ideal for roughing out ideas on a huge canvas. AccessMenuBarApp - Is your laptop resolution causing menu bar icons to become hidden? AccessMenuBarApp allows you to show them all with a single keystroke or mouse gesture. VideoGIF - Create animated GIFs for support or just for fun. VideoGIF allows you to capture or convert any video clip into an…
  • 0465 - TotalSpaces2 & Screens [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Two desktop utilities in this week's show: TotalSpaces2 - Spaces are a way of organising your desktop and has been in OSX for many years. However, you may have given up on standard Spaces in Mavericks due to it's limitations and inflexibility. TotalSpaces2 could be said to be what Spaces should have been originally. TotalSpaces2 gives you back full control of managing your virtual desktops, with many useful configuration options. TotalSpaces2 finally makes desktop spaces usable! Screens - A neat solution to control and access your Mac desktops locally or remotely using both Macs and iOS…
  • 0464 - Ember & Pixa - Organise Your Images [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Two applications in this week's show - Ember and Pixa **Ember** is a beautiful application for creating and organising an image library. With iCloud (Mac App Store version only) and Dropbox syncing built in, it will sync your image library between other Macs and iOS devices. Full image annotation support as well as a unique subscription module that allows you to subscribe to the images in your favourite RSS services. **Pixa** is another image library manager with a slightly different focus. Auto tagging will sort your images by size and colour. No library sync, but Pixa has Live folders that…
  • 0463 - Launchbar 6 Update [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Launchbar has recently had a major update with the release of Launchbar V6. Primarily known as an "Application Launcher", Launchbar is actually much more complex, and much more capable than that. This episode is not a full review of Launchbar 6, but is intended to give a flavour of some of the new features, especially for Alfred users who are intrigued as to how Launchbar now differs from Alfred.
 
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  • OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 7 is Out. Here's What's New

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:07 pm
    When everyone thought Apple is going to release OS X Yosemite along with iOS 8, here comes a new beta of the Mac operating system. It is an unexpected Developer Preview 7 and it brings some more cosmetic changes to the OS.  The new beta came two weeks after the previous one and it seems to be closer to the final product, but still not a Gold Master version. Developers have jumped on DP 7 and here are some of their finds: There are some new icons in the System Preferences app and the ... (read more)
  • Get Ready for Day 3 of iTunes Festival. David Guetta is On

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Have you seen Beck last night in the second night of iTunes Festival? His show was pretty good and old classics like "Loser" electrified the audience in London's Roundhouse and all around the world via iPhone, iPad or Apple TV. The third night of this music extravaganza brings two big DJs and a band. The main name of the night is David Guetta. The show will start at 7:30pm GMT with Robin Schulz. He was described as a hypnotic craftsman of propulsive soul-inflected dance music. A... (read more)
  • Apple Says iCloud was not Breached, Celebrity Accounts were Targeted

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Apple came out with the first official explanation for what happened a few days ago when private photos of celebrities leaked online. Their first conclusion: the hackers targeted user names, passwords and security questions and iCloud is still safe.  The Cupertino, California-based tech giant explains in a short Media Advisory the results of the first 40 hours of investigation. Apple says they have immediately mobilized their engineers to discover the source of the celebrities photo ... (read more)
  • Amazing iWatch Concept Takes Design Cues from the iPhone 6 – Gallery

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:48 pm
    We pretty much know what the iPhone 6 will look like. We know its size and the way the screen and the back panel looks like. It's not like we're going to have any major surprises on September 9.  However, the iWatch is still a big unknown thing. We have no idea what the UI will look like, if it is going to get a square or a round screen, what kind of bracelet is going to hold it around our arm and whether Apple is even going to release it after all.  Designer Martin Hajek t... (read more)
  • Apple Granted a Second Patent for a Radial Menu – Gallery

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:39 am
    We know Samsung has the habit of "borrowing" design and ideas from Apple, but did you know the radial menu they have released a year ago is based on an Apple patent, too?   Initially, Apple filed for a patent in Europe and Korea for such a menu for their Mac products. Now, the Cupertino, California-based tech giant has been granted a new patent in the United States. The US Patent and Patent Office approved Apple's documentation for a Moving Radial Menu for Macs and iDevices.&nbs... (read more)
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    9to5Mac

  • McDonald’s to begin rolling out NFC-enabled mobile payments on September 15th

    Mike Beasley
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:57 pm
    An internal memo sent to McDonald’s franchises this week indicates that the fast food chain is preparing to roll out a mobile payment platform on September 15th. According to the notice, employees are required to be trained on the systems by Monday the 15th and the hardware, which has already started arriving at some locations, must be installed and tested before that date. It doesn’t seem likely that this is Apple’s upcoming iPhone-exclusive payment system, which the the Cupertino tech firm is already partnering with retailers to roll out, but will instead be a…
  • Apple reportedly discussing mobile payment partnership with Nordstrom

    Mike Beasley
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Apple is reportedly in talks with department store Nordstrom to join as a partner for the company’s mobile payment system, as noted by Bank Innovation. As has been previously reportedly, Apple is also in talks with several other retailers about the possibility of accepting iPhone-based payments, and has deals in place with MasterCard and American Express as well as Chinese payment processor UnionPay to support the feature. According to the Bank Innovations report, people familiar with Nordstrom’s systems have confirmed that the company’s current point-of-sale hardware is…
  • Apple sends out first beta of iCloud for Windows to AppleSeed users

    Mike Beasley
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Image via MacRumors Apple has started sending out invitations to AppleSeed users inviting them to take advantage of a new beta seed for Windows, as shown in the screenshot above. The beta will enable features that would normally be reserved for OS X Yosemite or iOS 8, such as iCloud Drive, on the Microsoft-built operating system. Developers were previously able to download this software for testing, but this is the first time that non-developer users have been granted access. Only a limited number of applicants have been added to this program so far, it seems. iCloud for Windows was…
  • Apple announces $10K Product Integrity Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship for minorities in tech

    Jordan Kahn
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Continuing a number of recent initiatives related to promoting diversity at the company, Apple is now offering a new Product Integrity Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship offering “women, black/African American, Hispanic, or Native American university students” an opportunity to win a $10,000 scholarship to help pay for their education in tech. The scholarship is named for Apple’s Product Integrity group that includes Hardware Reliability, Product Safety, Environmental Technologies, and Hardware and Software Test Engineering. The Product Integrity Inclusion and Diversity…
  • Apps & updates: Yahoo Screen adds Vevo, Amazon Cloud Drive adds AirPlay, eBay updates UI and more

    Benjamin Mayo
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:38 pm
    In a flurry of updates today, Amazon Cloud Drive and Sony’s Music Unlimited service have received updates for their respective streaming services. Amazon Cloud Drive adds AirPlay support for photo and video streaming to Apple TV, as well as exposing more metadata information in the UI. You can now also rename albums, although this is iPhone only for reasons unknown. Sony has given its Music Unlimited app a big overhaul. The app has been modernized with iOS 7’s aesthetics, featuring sharp imagery and flat iconography. The team have also dedicated significant time in…
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    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • Pixlr For Desktop Is A Powerful & Free Creative Editor For Your Photos

    Saikat Basu
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    The bad thing about a desktop photo editing app is – well, you can’t access it from anywhere. The good thing is that you can work offline and open high resolution images without a stutter. The popular Pixlr from Autodesk started off as a cloud photo editor. It has now launched Pixlr for Desktop. Windows and Mac users can spare a few megabytes for its fun and powerful tools. Handling high-resolution images isn’t the only thing you can do with it. Pixlr for Desktop is not for the serious Photoshop crowd. It is even positioned differently to Autodesk’s more…
  • Get Even Closer To The Cinema Experience With Plex Movie Trailers

    Simon Slangen
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Plex finally added one of its most requested features: movie trailers. With the latest release of Plex Media Server and Plex Home Theater, general trailer and extras support was rolled out to Plex users on most platforms. These extras can cover anything you’d usually find on a DVD or Blu-Ray disk, including interviews, deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes content. More impressive features were released exclusively to Plex Pass users (Plex’ premium subscription service). This latest update brings functionality a lot of users have been waiting for. Trailers and Extras Trailer…
  • Mac Users: Is There Any Good Reason To Ever Reinstall OS X?

    Justin Pot
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Do you need to reinstall OS X regularly to keep your Mac running well? No. Are there times when doing so might be a good idea? Possibly. Here’s when. It’s a truism among Windows users: you should re-install your operating system every year, if not every six months, to keep things running smoothly. This was probably more true of Windows XP than it is of Windows 8, or even 7 – but it’s still something users of Microsoft’s operating system hear, and act on, regularly. (Author’s note: I intended to make it clear that Windows users don’t need to reinstall...Read the full…
  • What Is The Oldest Piece Of Computer Software You Still Use? [We Ask You]

    Dave Parrack
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Newer isn’t always better. Just look at Windows 8, which most people agree is a step backwards from the thoroughly enjoyable-to-use Windows 7. The mess Microsoft made with its latest operating system led many of us to stick with what we know, despite the older operating system losing its shiny luster. Is the same true of old software too? We’re confident that plenty of you reading this are using old software that is well past its prime. And yet something draws you to carry on using it. We want to hear your story of using old software for this week’s...Read the full article:…
  • Creating Bibliographies & Footnote Citations Is Easier With Bookends for Mac

    Bakari Chavanu
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    While it’s quite easy to footnote your sources and create a bibliography for your academic papers and manuscripts in Apple Pages or Microsoft Word, Sonny Software’s Bookends for Mac practically performs the research and citation formatting tasks for you. Bookends is for college level students, writers, and professional researchers who need to keep track of and cite dozens or even hundreds of books and documents in their manuscripts. Bookends is a powerful tool in any writing workflow and can both help you conduct research and manage reference metadata at the same time.
 
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  • SoCal Developer In Discussions For Apple Store

    Gary Allen
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:14 pm
    A southern California mall developer has posted a tenant map that includes a space labeled “Apple,” along with the notation “in discussion,” indicating a possible future store northwest of Los Angeles. The map appears in the leasing brochure for The Collection at Riverpark (Oxnard), a 650,000 square-foot mall is along State Highway 101, the main coastal link between Los Angeles and San Francisco. If the new store becomes a reality, it would fill in coverage north of the existing The Oaks and Simi Valley Town Center stores, and south of the State Street (Santa…
  • Lawsuit Reveals The Minutiae of Apple Stores

    Gary Allen
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:56 am
    In the legal battle over whether Apple has denied its retail store employees their breaks, a picture is emerging of the individual store personalities in California, along with photos of the some of the chain’s largest and most amusement-filled break rooms. In written declarations by store employees, store visitors were described as “upper class,” “very demanding” and “laid back,” and employees at the Palo Alto store said they had to stay on their toes for potential visits from headquarters staff. The lawsuit by former and current California store…
  • Apple Scouting New Location For Chicago Store

    Gary Allen
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:39 pm
    With its primary 10-year lease expired and its enclosed storefront blocking a view of the interior, the North Michigan Avenue (Chicago) store may be scheduled for replacement, according to city real estate sources. A story by Chicago Business says Apple’s real estate scouts are seeking a new location along the Magnificent Mile either to replace the existing store or to generate “leverage” in talks to extend the 10-year lease that expired last year. The two-level store opened in June 2003, and was the third high-profile store in the chain behind SoHo (NYC) and The Grove…
  • Email Address on Store Receipt Sparks Debate

    Gary Allen
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:47 pm
    A customer of the Pioneer Place (Ore.) Apple retail store who purchased some earbuds last month has set off a debate after he posted a Facebook entry claiming a store employee entered a slur in the place of his email address, and it printed on his purchase receipt. The Facebook posting generated Tweets, and eventually the attention of the Oregon Live Web site, whose stories attracted comments representing a wide range of opinions on how the slur might have been generated. Adam Catanzarite says the email address “f@g.com” appeared in the usual location under his name on his…
  • Charity Store T-Shirt Auction Raises $2,653

    Gary Allen
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:11 pm
    A former Apple retail store employee has used his famous name to spark eBay bidding on one of his old company T-shirts and his official business card, raising $2,653 for a local charity. Bidding closed this evening for the item auctioned by Sam Sung, who worked at the Pacific Centre (Vancouver) store. There were 78 official bids on the blue logo T-shirt, a white store lanyard and Sung’s business card, all autographed under glass in a dark wood frame. Bidding originally reached $80,200 over the 10-day auction, but Sung quickly noticed that many bidders had no prior history and…
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  • VIDEO: Microsoft Partners Said To Test Windows 9 Ahead Of Public Release

    GrabPress
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Microsoft is expected to release a technical preview of Windows 9 on September 30th. According to NeoWin’s Brad Sams, Microsoft is currently providing some partners with access to the operating system ahead of the public. That’s not too surprising, but it does lend credibility to current expectations that the operating system should touch down, in one form or another later this month. Thanks for checking us out. Please take a look at the rest of our videos and articles. To stay in the loop, bookmark our homepage.
  • TastyApps announces Vortex 1.3

    Richard
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – TastyApps today officially announces Vortex 1.3, continuing the productivity Vortex beta introduced to the Mac, with a new streamlined stable interface and more customizing options. Vortex brings a new level productivity to the Mac. Dozens of Actions for the things you do most are instantly available via Drag N Drop or shortcut keys. You can quickly convert image or audio files, translate text or emails, add images and files to emails, compress or uncompress archives, and uninstall applications. With Vortex you can locate and download music and video files,…
  • Hexagonal! from The SlideFactory

    Richard
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    Arroyo Grande, California – The SlideFactory today is thrilled to release its first mobile game for iPhone(R) and iPod touch(R), Hexagonal! A beautiful and minimalist game with a simple goal, Hexagonal! challenges players to fill in and complete an arrangement of colored Hexagons before their time runs out. Featuring a simple design, fast-paced gameplay, and subtle strategic elements, Hexagonal! Is targeted at gamers who enjoy both casual and puzzle based games. With unlimited combinations and multiple challenging achievements, Hexagonal! is a deceptively simple and addictive game that…
  • DCI Launches E-Book: How to Gain Millions of Users for Your Gaming App

    Richard
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    New York, New York – Dot Com Infoway (DCI), a globally renowned provider of mobile application, IT and online marketing solutions, has announced the release of its new e-book titled “How to Gain Millions of Users for Your Gaming App.” The e-book provides developers with valuable information as well as guidelines for success in the app marketplace. Developers know that the current market is saturated with millions of different gaming apps that are all vying for gamer attention. DCI recognized the challenges that come with differentiating and marketing new games to help them…
  • Distil Union simplifies your everyday carry with new Wally Jr

    Richard
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Charleston, South Carolina – Distil Union is excited to introduce Wally Jr, their newest – and smallest – member of the Wally pull-tab wallet family. Designed to help minimize what smartphone users carry everyday, Wally Jr is a stick-on pocket that stretches to hold up to 8 cards, folded cash or other must-have items like earbuds or a charging cable. Features: * Slim – Stretches to securely carry 2-8 cards and other must-haves * Smart – 3M(TM) Alternahesive adheres to most phones and cases * Secret – Pull-tab action reveals your hidden contents * Universal…
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  • 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.
  • 10 Awesome Kickstarter Projects for Apple Products

    admin
    7 Jan 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Written by Ronald Lye Kickstarter is a company that utilises crowd funding to provide tools to raise funds for creative projects. It allows members to pledge a certain amount of money towards an idea in exchange for a reward or unique experience provided by the project creator. Types of endeavours funded by Kickstarter include music, film, comics, stage shows, and food-related projects. No monetary transactions are allowed, in favour of benefits like creative collaborations (backer makes an appearance in the creator’s project), creative experiences (a concert in the backyard, dinner with…
 
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    The Loop

  • An algorithm to figure out your gender

    Shawn King
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:19 pm
    BoingBoing: Twitter opened its analytics platform to every user on August 27, allowing all of us — not just verified users and those with advertising accounts — to track how many people viewed and acted upon our tweets. But the “Followers” section, revealing demographics, provoked the most discussion. Alongside breakdowns in followers’ interests and location is a gender bar that splits followers into male and female. How can Twitter offer this information when it doesn’t ask for you to indicate a gender when you sign up for an account? My Twitter account is 86%…
  • ∞ What a perfect game of Snooker looks like

    Shawn King
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:15 pm
    This is remarkable to watch. Unlike traditional “pub pool”, Snooker play is very specific – you have to sink a red ball and then a coloured one and then a red and so on. In a perfect game, you sink a red then the black, then a red then the black until all the reds are gone. Then you sink the colored balls in order. A perfect game in Snooker is an example of amazing ball control and skill.
  • The Campfire Project podcast

    Jim Dalrymple
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:23 pm
    I spent an hour on Sunday speaking with Matt Dusenbury and Chris Domico about Web publishing and a few other topics. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Slash talks about his new album

    Jim Dalrymple
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Whereas the prior album “Apocalyptic Love” was recorded live with virtually no overdubs, “World on Fire” is a layered slab of Marshall riffs, acoustic and electric 12-strings and even a rare slide performance. On songs like the title track, “Stone Blind” and “Too Far Gone,” Slash brings down the hammer with huge guitar riffs while on “Bent to Fly” and “Battleground” he picks clean guitars over the most haunting melodies Kennedy has ever sung. I love that Slash is willing to try anything to make a great song. He is a…
  • Inspecting Yosemite icons

    Jim Dalrymple
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    There is a lot more to the new icons than just a fresh coat of paint — the visual language extends far beyond just the gradients. Fascinating article by Nick Keppol as he takes an in-depth look at Apple’s new OS X icons. ∞ Read this on The Loop
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  • Hyperlapse App Let’s You Create Amazing Time-Lapse Video Masterpiece

    SK Mezanul Haque
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Hyperlapse is a time-lapse video recording app from the makers of the popular smartphone app and social network Instagram. Instagram app itself supports video recording and sharing. For Instagram, launching another app for video recording and sharing may sound confusing. You don’t have to wonder anymore. We will here clear your confusions about Hyperlapse app. Hyperlapse app is not your boring video recording app, it does more than just recording videos. Hyperlapse app lets you easily create professional looking time-lapse videos without any complex settings or expensive camera. It will…
  • Microsoft Removes Windows 8.1 August Update For Causing Black Screen at Boot Error

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Microsoft released Windows 8.1 August Update (also called Windows 8.1 Update 2 or Windows 8.1 August 2014 Update) this month. August Update was stated to bring many new improvements and features to Windows 8.1 Update 1. Details about the new features and improvements are at the bottom of this post. But it seems all didn’t went well for some users who installed this update. After installing this update, some Windows 8.1 users complained of a Black Screen at Boot. Microsoft acknowledging the issue and withdrew all the four patches that were part of the August Update. The four patches…
  • Best Free Duplicate File Finder For Windows

    SK Mezanul Haque
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Duplicate files may seem harmless to many computer users. If only users knew that these files causes more trouble than good. They eat up hard disk space and system resources, further slowing down your computer. Before you will even know, your large 1 TB or more hard disk space gets filled up. All of these unneeded files causes chaos and increases disorganization in your computer system. Recently, I started facing this inevitable issue myself. My hard disks, (internal and external, which is more than 6 TB in total) got filled up with files. As happens to any user having tons of disk space, I…
  • Microsoft Windows 9 May Be Offered Free To Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP Users?

    SK Mezanul Haque
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    Earlier we heard the rumor about Microsoft offering Windows 9 (aka Windows Threshold) to Windows 8 users free of cost. Now another rumor is brewing about Windows 9, the successor of Windows 8.1. Rumor is, Microsoft may go as far as offering Windows 9 free upgrade to Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 users? Expected to land in spring 2015, Windows 9 is now one of the most anticipated Windows next edition. Microsoft is also expected to offer a minor update, dubbed Update 2 to all Windows 8.1 Update 1 users. According to a blog post by ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, Windows 8.1 Update 2 will be in…
  • How to Download Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Now

    SK Mezanul Haque
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    During WWDC 2014, Apple unveiled the next iteration of its Mac OS X operating system, OS X 10.10 codename OS X Yosemite. Apple also promised to release OS X Yosemite beta for everyone. Keeping its promise, Apple opened the doors of OS X Yosemite beta program. If you have a compatible Mac you can download and install OS X Yosemite Beta to test a preview of the operating system. How to get into the OS X Beta Program and download OS X Yosemite Beta now? To get into the OS X Beta Program, you need to first sign up through the official OS X Beta Program site. You will need a working Apple ID to…
 
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  • How to Remove Red Eye from Photos on iPhone & iPad

    Paul Horowitz
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Red Eye happens sometimes in photography, often if you’re shooting a subject while using the camera flash, or when a bright light is shining in their eyes. The appearance is striking and usually undesirable, with the subjects eyes literally glowing red. You may run into the red eye effect when taking pictures with any camera, ... Read More
  • OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 7 Released

    Paul Horowitz
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    Apple has released the 7th developer preview of OS X Yosemite. The update arrives as build 14A343f, and includes bug fixes and feature enhancements, making it recommended for all Mac developers to install. As usual, those registered with the Mac Developer Program can either download the update through the Mac App Store, or redeem a ... Read More
  • Change the Number of Apps in the iOS Dock to Get Minimal

    Paul Horowitz
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:38 pm
    The iOS Dock sits at the bottom of our iPhone, ipod touch, and iPad home screen, intended to hold the most commonly used apps for quicker launching. While it’s well known that you can customize the apps that are contained within the Dock, what’s lesser known is that you can actually reduce the number of ... Read More
  • Classic Western Art Modernized with iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks

    Paul Horowitz
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    What if the Edvard Munch expressionist classic The Scream was really a reaction to a broken iPhone screen? What if A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte was modernized for the 21st century, what would that Sunday afternoon look like now? What if The Card Players were actually just two guys staring ... Read More
  • Forget Your Plastic, The New iPhone Will Be A Digital Wallet

    Paul Horowitz
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    The iPhone will soon serve as a true mobile wallet, working with Visa, MasterCard, or an American Express card, and able to make secure mobile payments without whipping out your old fashioned plastic credit card, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Specifically, Bloomberg says that Apple has entered into partnerships with major payment networks, ... Read More
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  • Apple Stock Is About To Explode

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    AAPL 3rd Wave Projection – Originally posted in March 2013 (click to enlarge) So you think Apple stock has been on a rocket ride these past few weeks…well, you ain’t seen nothing yet! Of course this is my personal opinion, but it is based on a big picture view that most analysts are missing because they are too steeped trying to compare Apple to every other tech company out there. Or, perhaps it’s because they forgot about Apple’s ability to create markets, or establish trends. The truth is, I almost forgot too. The new product category cycle that Apple…
  • MEME – China Bans Government Purchases of Apple Products

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    Is it true, or is it not true? Do a Google search on “China Bans Apple” and be prepared to be blown away from the number of stories out there with all kinds of speculation and hysteria that somehow, tensions are rising, China is weary of foreign products infiltrating the nation without controls, and in particular that the US might be gaining too much influence. This is the government perspective, not the consumers. However, past campaigns by the government have swayed people’s opinion and perception of foreign products over time, and can materially affect sales. There is no…
  • PTT Research Analyst Matt Margolis Says Sapphire Being Stockpiled For iPhone 6

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:36 am
    There’s clear evidence that Apple is indeed intending to use sapphire for both models of the iPhone 6 (4.7 inch and 5.5 inch) based on how much a newly acquired Apple supplier is spending on production capacity. Matt Margolis, an analyst with PTT Research is convinced that not only will Apple use sapphire in place of Gorilla Glass but that it will offer it on both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models. His belief stems from a detailed look at the financials of GT Advanced Technology, the supplier Apple signed a $578 million deal with last November. SOURCE Forbes Margolis surmised that most…
  • Apple Brand Still Big with Chinese

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:03 pm
    The iPhone 6 should sell well in China, where consumers crave “awkwardly large smartphones,” according to Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White. I would add that there’s a huge segment that want Apple products. It’s not just big that they want, it’s status. Apple will announce the iPhone 6 at an event they recently announced on September 9th. Most believe it will include two different sizes, big at 4.7 inches, and phablet sized at 5.5 inches. Brian White thinks it is critical that Apple delivers both sizes this year, otherwise there will be hell to pay.
  • Apple and Samsung Hog All The Profits and then Some

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:50 pm
    I don’t really understand the math, but I think the reasoning is that since every other manufacturer is running an operating loss, then Apple and Samsung have a right to claim that as a gain…I think. Weird, new math…geez. According to Canaccord analyst Michael Walkley, who says, “Apple and Samsung once again dominated handset industry operating profits and combined to capture a remarkable 108% of Q2/14 handset industry profits as other leading OEMs such as BlackBerry, Nokia/Microsoft, and Sony posted operating losses or near breakeven results.”
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  • Finding Content With A “Saved Search”

    Chita Hunter
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Even The Most Diligent Organized Person Can Have Trouble Finding a File… Mac OS X “Saved Search” gives you a smart feature way to help keep track of files and bring them to you at the click of a mouse. As long as your newly created or existing files contain the saved criteria, they will show up in the Saved Search without you having to take any extra measures.    
  • Things to Consider When Upgrading

    Phyllis Evans
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    Within the next few weeks we should be seeing the release of OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8. I, for one, am looking forward to these releases. Apple has been slowly and steadily working toward making the interchange between iOS devices and full computers seamless. While I haven’t had the chance to work with the coming iOS 8, I have been working with Yosemite on my MacBook Air, and so far it has been a pleasant experience. I can only speak for my own set up (2011 11” Air with 256 GB SSD, 4 GB RAM), but I’ve seen a noticeable improvement in overall speed.  Like with any major upgrade, the…
  • Enjoy Shazam on your Mac too!

    Terry White
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I’ve enjoyed Shazam on my iPhone for years. Shazam is an iOS app that allows you to identify/tag music (and now TV shows) that is playing around you. You hear a song playing on the radio, in a restaurant, at an event, etc, and you say yourself “I like that song. I wonder what’s it called?” Just fire up Shazam and within a  few seconds the name of the song will pop up on the screen with the artist info and even a link to go buy it on the iTunes store if it’s available. I love it. Just the other day I opened up the Mac App Store app and Shazam was featured there…
  • Apps for D.C. Road Trip

    Chita Hunter
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:49 pm
    The Digital Experience On The Road While recently on a vacation road trip, I made an impromptu visit to the nations capitol, Washington D.C. The impromptu plan was to spend one whole day being a tourist, walking and visiting the many monuments and buildings on my wish list. And, while it’s a great ideal to get plenty of walking in—good for the body exercise, I found that in order to complete my list in an appreciative amount of time, it would have been better to get mobile for parts of the journey—to reach all my wish list destinations before nightfall. Maybe renting a bike, renting a…
  • You Need MacTracker for all your Apple Gear!

    Terry White
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I remember the days when Apple used to name their Macs with very specific names. This way you knew exactly what you had. If you had a Mac LC. You knew you had an LC. If you had a IIci or IIsi, you knew what you had. Those days are long gone and to keep things “simple” Apple just names their Macs: MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini and Mac Pro. However, they introduce updates to these models all the time. Currently I have (actively in use) two MacBook Pros, a MacBook Air and a Mac mini. But which ones are they? As I get older I can’t keep in my head any more. I can’t…
 
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  • VIDEO: Microsoft Partners Said To Test Windows 9 Ahead Of Public Release

    GrabPress
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Microsoft is expected to release a technical preview of Windows 9 on September 30th. According to NeoWin’s Brad Sams, Microsoft is currently providing some partners with access to the operating system ahead of the public. That’s not too surprising, but it does lend credibility to current expectations that the operating system should touch down, in one form or another later this month. Thanks for checking us out. Please take a look at the rest of our videos and articles. To stay in the loop, bookmark our homepage.
  • TastyApps announces Vortex 1.3

    Richard
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – TastyApps today officially announces Vortex 1.3, continuing the productivity Vortex beta introduced to the Mac, with a new streamlined stable interface and more customizing options. Vortex brings a new level productivity to the Mac. Dozens of Actions for the things you do most are instantly available via Drag N Drop or shortcut keys. You can quickly convert image or audio files, translate text or emails, add images and files to emails, compress or uncompress archives, and uninstall applications. With Vortex you can locate and download music and video files,…
  • Hexagonal! from The SlideFactory

    Richard
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    Arroyo Grande, California – The SlideFactory today is thrilled to release its first mobile game for iPhone(R) and iPod touch(R), Hexagonal! A beautiful and minimalist game with a simple goal, Hexagonal! challenges players to fill in and complete an arrangement of colored Hexagons before their time runs out. Featuring a simple design, fast-paced gameplay, and subtle strategic elements, Hexagonal! Is targeted at gamers who enjoy both casual and puzzle based games. With unlimited combinations and multiple challenging achievements, Hexagonal! is a deceptively simple and addictive game that…
  • DCI Launches E-Book: How to Gain Millions of Users for Your Gaming App

    Richard
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    New York, New York – Dot Com Infoway (DCI), a globally renowned provider of mobile application, IT and online marketing solutions, has announced the release of its new e-book titled “How to Gain Millions of Users for Your Gaming App.” The e-book provides developers with valuable information as well as guidelines for success in the app marketplace. Developers know that the current market is saturated with millions of different gaming apps that are all vying for gamer attention. DCI recognized the challenges that come with differentiating and marketing new games to help them…
  • Distil Union simplifies your everyday carry with new Wally Jr

    Richard
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Charleston, South Carolina – Distil Union is excited to introduce Wally Jr, their newest – and smallest – member of the Wally pull-tab wallet family. Designed to help minimize what smartphone users carry everyday, Wally Jr is a stick-on pocket that stretches to hold up to 8 cards, folded cash or other must-have items like earbuds or a charging cable. Features: * Slim – Stretches to securely carry 2-8 cards and other must-haves * Smart – 3M(TM) Alternahesive adheres to most phones and cases * Secret – Pull-tab action reveals your hidden contents * Universal…
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  • Samsung Revives the Spirit of 2012 with the Galaxy Alpha

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

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

    JT
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I’m sure my readership is all broken up about Samsung’s latest earnings guidance, which is warning that the company’s operating profit has dropped 24% YoY to a 2 year low. Just in case you thought the anticipated $7.1 billion in operating profit was one of those “YoY anomalies”, that figure is also down 16% from the previous quarter. It appears that pundit-dubbed “innovation” combined with a budget-busting campaign of negative advertising and flagship BOGOs haven’t been enough to keep the bends from continuing to bubble up through the…
  • Google I/O 2014: Now with 42% Fewer Doorstops!

    JT
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:27 pm
    I realize this post is coming the day after Google’s 2014 I/O keynote, but I just woke up from it. I give Apple a little bit of shit for the way they trot out 26 3rd party developers during their keynotes, but Jesus Christ if Google did not just bore the shit out of people. So what did they announce? I think the most successful part of the presentation was what they didn’t announce, namely a Google-branded instant paperweight à la the Nexus Q or the Nexus 7. Then again, they did talk a lot about their current crop of shartwatches, but at least there’s a bit of distance…
  • Things That Got Lost in the Fire

    JT
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:04 pm
    The closest analogy I can come up with to describe the Amazon Fire Phone presentation is that it was like watching someone stroke a guitar perfectly tuned on 5 out of 6 strings. There was the inclusion of the genuinely-useful Mayday feature into the phone – and then there was the bizarre backstory behind the 4 camera head-tracking feature – complete with a video appearance by a creepy mannequin head. There was Firefly, which made 100 million objects identifiable by the phone - and then there was the $300 starting price. I was alternating between nodding for 10 minutes and…
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  • Sample Logic introduces Cinematic Keys

    dsellers
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    Sample Logic has announced Cinematic Keys (http://tinyurl.com/pxkl9wv), a collection of collection of 850+ traditional and mutilated Instruments and Multis derived entirely from recordings of keyboard instruments. It will ship Sept. 8; it's available for pre-order now at an introductory price of US$275 (it's normally $349.99) read more
  • MAXON introduces Cinema 4D Release 16

    dsellers
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
     Maxon has introduced Cinema 4D Release 16 (R16), the next generation release of the 3D software. In addition to workflow enhancements, Cinema 4D R16 delivers new features including a modeling PolyPen "super tool," a Motion Tracker for integrating 3D content within live footage and a Reflectance material channel for multi-layered reflections and specularity. read more
  • OWC's ThunderBays now available with up to 24TB of capacity

    dsellers
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    OWC (http://tinyurl.com/mo3x2xn) says its ThunderBay 4 (pictured) and ThunderBay 4 RAID 5 Edition are now available with up to 24TB of capacity. With their larger capacity option, combined with "ultra-quiet" cooling technology, they're targeted to today’s workstations where having a quiet desktop drive with ample storage is important. Equipped with dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, the ThunderBay 4 delivers speeds with sustained data rates up to 1,342 MB/s RAID 0 and up to 675 MB/s RAID 5. Capacities range from 4TB to 24TB. read more
  • Native Instruments announces Komplete 10, Komplete 10 Ultimate

    dsellers
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    Native Instruments (http://www.native-instruments.com) has announced the next generation of their production suites. Komplete 10 and Komplete 10 Ultimate come with six brand-new instruments – Rounds, Kontour, Polyplex, and the three new sampled pianos that comprise The Definitive Piano Collection. Komplete 10 now includes 39 instruments and effects. Komplete 10 Ultimate includes all 75 current Komplete Instruments and Effects at the time of release and over 440 GB of content. The prices of these bundles remain the same. read more
  • New QuarkXPress 10 XTensions available

    dsellers
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Quark Software has announced a variety of new XTensions for QuarkXPress 10. XTensions are software applications from Quark and third-party developers that allow companies to customize QuarkXPress with features that address specific design and workflow needs. XTensions now available for QuarkXPress 10 include: ° ArabicXT by Layout, which transforms QuarkXPress into an Arabic desktop publishing solution; ° AutoCorrect by AthenaSoft, which enables "as-you-type" spell checking and auto corrections; read more
 
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  • Apple Inviting AppleSeed Members to Test iCloud Drive for Windows

    Leif Johnson
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:45 pm
    There's a good chunk of the world that still hasn't bought a Mac for various reasons despite their love of iOS devices, but Apple is taking steps to make sure they remain connected to their Apple files regardless of which machines they're forced to use. Today, the Cupertino company sent out invitations to members of AppleSeed (Apple's pre-release software-testing program) to try out the beta iCloud for Windows, which includes access to iCloud Drive.The great thing about this for those of us who have to use a Windows machine for day-to-day work is that it means that Apple files will now be…
  • New App Recap: September 2, 2014

    J.R. Bookwalter
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
  • Celebrity iCloud Leaks the Fault of Weak Passwords, Apple Says

    Leif Johnson
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:16 pm
    The essentially spotless reputation of Apple's widely used iCloud service was dealt a serious blow this weekend when word emerged that several celebrities discovered that private photos of themselves had made their way onto the Internet at large. Word emerged yesterday via NBC News that Apple is working closely with the FBI to investigate the leaks, but this morning the Cupertino company claimed the leaks weren't really iCloud's fault. Instead, it was the fault of weak passwords.Apple outlined its findings in a press release. It reads: "We wanted to provide an update to our…
  • Review: MacBook Air (mid-2014)

    Ian Osborne
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:11 pm
    The MacBook Air has really come into its own with later revisions and price cuts, which is why, despite being an amazing computer, it’s mildly disappointing that the mid-2014 model is a very minor refresh, with just two significant changes. The processors are a mere 0.1GHz faster: now 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 CPUs are used throughout the range, replacing the 1.3GHz chips inside the mid-2013 models.Perhaps more significantly, the prices are down by $100 across the range, including both the entry-level 11-inch and 13-inch models, and the high-end versions that boast 256GB of storage.
  • Easy Mac Hacks: 5 Keyboard Shortcuts that Will Change Your Life

    Cory Bohon
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using built-in OS X utilities such as Terminal, Apple’s command line application. These easy hacks can make life better and simpler, and don’t require any knowledge of coding — all you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!The Mac prides itself on keyboard shortcuts. For almost every command, there is an equal keyboard shortcut that can provide an action faster. Being familiar with the keyboard shortcuts on your Mac will help you navigate and work faster. In this how-to, we present to you five commands that will change your life…
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  • El Gato Intros Eve HomeKit Ready Automation Gear

    the rocr
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    Apple’s September Media Event is still a week away, but El Gato is taking advantage of the calm before the storm to pre-announce its Eve home automation product line. And, yes, these peripherals and apps are Apple HomeKit compatible. The full ... The post El Gato Intros Eve HomeKit Ready Automation Gear appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • 2014 Mac mini: A Wish List

    the rocr
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Apple’s lowest-cost computer was last updated on October 23, 2012. So, the current entry-level model provides only Intel Ivy Bridge chip tech paired with a bare bones configuration of RAM, storage and graphics. The 2014 Mac mini should be so ... The post 2014 Mac mini: A Wish List appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Drone’s Eye View of Apple Campus 2

    the rocr
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Everybody and their brothers have a camera equipped drone these days and they’re all posting the pics and videos. This time ’round the difference being that the caption reads, “Apple’s Campus 2 under construction in Cupertino. Video shot on August ... The post Drone’s Eye View of Apple Campus 2 appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Refurbished Mac mini $509; MBA, $719; MBP, $929; iMac, $1,049

    the rocr
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Looking for the best deal on an iMac, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air? Given that Apple refreshed those lines weeks and months ago, we are already looking at minimum refurbished Mac prices for those products. C’est la vie, these refurbished Mac ... The post Refurbished Mac mini $509; MBA, $719; MBP, $929; iMac, $1,049 appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Modbook Pro X: Touchable Mac Tablet Comes to Kickstarter

    the rocr
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Goodbye, Axiotron. Hello, Modbook Pro X and behold “The ultimate, all-in-one portable content creation tool.” That is the hype and here is the plan to bring the world’s one and only after-market modification that turns an 15-inch MacBook Pro into ... The post Modbook Pro X: Touchable Mac Tablet Comes to Kickstarter appeared first on FairerPlatform.
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  • Aerial photos of Apple Campus 2 (update # 5)

    Serhat Kurt
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    This is our fifth update on the progress of Apple’s new campus. We took these photos yesterday. The aerial photos show quite a lot of construction activity is already underway. Our previous updates: Latest aerial photos reveal rapid progress at Apple Campus 2 construction site - June 24, 2014 Aerial photos of Apple Campus 2 (update # 3) […] The post Aerial photos of Apple Campus 2 (update # 5) appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple plans to open second store in Turkey (confirmed)

    Serhat Kurt
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:59 am
    Turkish Trade Registry announced that Apple applied to the Department of Istanbul Trade Registry for permission to open its second store in Istanbul, Turkey. Apple’s request was approved. The documents reveal that Apple is preparing to open a second store in a shopping mall called Akasya. Istanbul, located on both sides of the Bosphorus – […] The post Apple plans to open second store in Turkey (confirmed) appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Latest aerial photos reveal rapid progress at Apple Campus 2 construction site

    Serhat Kurt
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:20 am
    Construction at Apple’s new ‘spaceship’ campus is progressing rapidly, as our latest aerial photos show. Previously we have taken aerial photos of the campus in March, April and May. Our photos previously showed that all buildings had been demolished, and the land had been cleared. Our last photos that we took in May showed that […] The post Latest aerial photos reveal rapid progress at Apple Campus 2 construction site appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple and the FDA have discussed FDA regulations regarding possible new mobile products, sensors and a glucometer

    Serhat Kurt
    9 Jun 2014 | 11:24 am
    As reported before, Apple executives and FDA officials have met a few times in the past. The most recent meeting was in December, 2013. This last meeting excited many as they had speculated that the discussion may have been about iWatch. We were extremely curious to find out what exactly happened in this last meeting. […] The post Apple and the FDA have discussed FDA regulations regarding possible new mobile products, sensors and a glucometer appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • A few privileged in North Korea can now use Google Maps

    Serhat Kurt
    29 May 2014 | 12:32 pm
    North Korea is a dictatorship. It is highly centralized and the most closed society to the outside world.  Even though the majority of North Koreans do not drive or have access to the Internet and they do not own smart phones or other electronic devices, the elite minority who have access to those luxuries (cars, […] The post A few privileged in North Korea can now use Google Maps appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
 
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  • Yosemite fixes SMB problems?

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

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

    bjokib
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    Hi there, All about Apple was moved a few years ago to another domain. It is hosted here now: http://bjokib.com I have some plans for this site but time is not something that is easy to come by. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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  • Apple to Partner with American Express – Payment System

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Apple, according to some sources is said to have reached a deal to partner with American Express and has come in agreement with them to work together on its latest iPhone payment system and American... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple Granted Patent – Iconic Cube Design-NYC

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    According to reports by 9to5Mac, Apple has now been granted a U.S. patent for its iconic cube design, its New York flagship and the patent is for the design of above ground glass cube of 32 foot tall... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • iPhone 6 Coming in Gold, Silver and Grey Colours

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Apple’s iPhone 6 in Three Shades –Gold/Silver/Grey A French website, NowhereElse has recently posted images of the leaked iPhone 6’s Sim card trays indicating that the model would be available in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • iPhone Apps Initiating Forced To Place Expensive Calls

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Privacy has been the top most reason that encourages anyone to invest in a smart phone. If you have been in a delusion that you are safe and spying is limited to another area, then beware. iPhone one... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s Largest iPad – 12.9 Inch

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:05 am
    Apple Inc.’s suppliers are gearing to manufacture one of the company’s largest iPad, boosting the screen size and the production is scheduled to begin by the first quarter of next year. The new iPad... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Apple Has Discussed Charging ‘Around $400′ for its Wearable ‘iWatch’ | AppleInsider

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    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…
  • Apple Fires An Engineer For Leaking These iPhone 6 Pictures | Wonderfulengineering

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    24 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    By The Engineer – August, 22nd 2014 Apple is all set for the launch of its new iPhone 6 scheduled for 9th September with two variants; one coming with a screen size of 4.7” and the other with a screen size of 5.5”. Some new images have surfaced showing how the iPhone 6 will look like. According to some sources, Apple has fired the engineer who is believed to have leaked the pictures.  The name and identity of the engineer remains confidential due legal issues. We have been following up on news about iPhone 6 and, therefore, we had to show you new pictures of iPhone 6’s 4.7”…
  • Looks Like the iPhone 6 Charger is Getting a Redesign | Cult of Mac

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    24 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    For years now, the tiny 5-watt charger that has shipped with the iPhone has gone more or less unchanged. But according to a new report out of China, this fall, Apple will ship a new, squatter charger with the release of the iPhone 6. Like an iPhone charger on junk food, leaked pics show that the new charger will no longer be a perfectly round square, but instead longer than it is tall, with indentations on each side to make it easier to push or pull out of a wall. As some commenters have already noticed, this new charger looks a lot like the Australian iPhone charger, except with U.S. prongs…
  • USB Type-C

    FriendsofMac
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
    There’s a new kid in town that could be just the cell phone cord solution we’ve been waiting for. It’s called USB Type-C. USB Type-C cables have several technical advantages over the current USB cables: Size: They are smaller than Micro-USB connectors Speed: 3x as fast (10Gbps) Power: 100 watt output That’s not even the best news. The new plug features matching rows of contacts on the top and bottom, much like Apple’s proprietary Lightning cables, meaning you can plug them into your device either direction (no more annoying flipping the cable over). Europe has…
  • Dont Freak Out About the Facebook Messenger App | Mashable

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    11 Aug 2014 | 6:31 pm
    You might hate being forced to use Facebook Messenger — but that doesn’t mean the app is invading your privacy or part of some vast conspiracy to track all of your actions. In the days since Facebook started requiring iPhone and Android users to download the stand-alone Facebook Messenger app to continue chatting with friends and family members, the backlash has been swift. As Facebook is well aware, its users do not like change (see News Feed, Beacon ads, Timeline, OpenGraph, the Instagram terms of service changes, and every design change in the company’s 10-year…
 
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  • 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 […]
  • 5 Home Improvement Apps You Must Know About

    Michael Wilson
    2 Aug 2014 | 1:45 am
    They say that technology is designed to make our lives easier. Today, we have applications for basically all the things that we do, even home remodeling! If you are currently tackling a home improvement project, here are some apps that […]
  • Top 10 Apps with Best Graphic Designs

    Milana Rose
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:16 am
    With a lot of apps being released these days, designers should really generate apps that are prominent. Mobile applications are even changing the manner people design anything these days. Graphic designers of mobile apps are moving forward to higher resolution […]
  • Top 5 Apps For Balloon Rides Enthusiasts

    Michael Wilson
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    Soaring high above the sky and experiencing the wonders of the world has never been at its best, thanks to the thrill and magnificence only hot air balloon rides offer. Not only that, hot air balloon enthusiasts have another reason […]
  • KiSSFLOW: Dont Go by Name – its a BPM Beast!

    Chris Warren
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:48 am
    KiSSFLOW can be considered to be a new approach in the world of business process owners, as it is the first workflow product built especially for Google Apps. By using this ingenious software you will be able to overcome the […]
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  • 10 Best iPad Air Cases That Matches Your Type

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

    Anup Kayastha
    10 Aug 2014 | 2:57 am
    There are lots of cases for iPad Mini in the market to choose from. It could be difficult to choose the right case for your iPad Mini. So, we decided to round-up the top-selling and most used iPad Mini cases of 2014. We’ve also rounded up best cases for iPad Air and some cool cases for iPhone 5. Without having you to consume hours to search the best case for your iPad Mini, here are 10 best iPad Mini cases that have various features in each case. 10 best iPad Mini cases Snugg’s leather iPad Mini case Snugg iPad Mini Case Snugg’s leather case for iPad Mini is made of PU…
  • A Look at the new iOS8 and Expected Features in iPhones & iPads

    Anup Kayastha
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:46 am
    At the recently held Apple Worldwide Developer conference (WWDC), it was all about Apple’s new operating system. iOS 8, the latest version of the mobile OS, was revealed, explored and explained by Apple. However, there was nothing on the upcoming iPhones and iPads. Meanwhile, studying the release of iOS 8 can hint what can be expected from the next generation of iPhones and iPads. The secrecy with Apple products is known to all and the features of upcoming iPads and iPhones can only be predicted and not forecasted. In fact, Apple might have intended to hint at some of the features of future…
  • Apple iWatch Will Have 10+ Health And Fitness Sensors And Will Come In Different Sizes

    Qasim Zaib
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    According to a report published on the Wall Street Journal, Apple iWatch will contain over 10 health and fitness sensors and will also come in different sizes. iWatch is expected this fall. The iWatch is mainly focused on health and is expected to work with Apple’s upcoming Health application. Apple hired several noted professionals from the health industry to work on that app. “Apple aims to address an overarching criticism of existing smart watches that they fail to provide functions significantly different from that of a smartphone,” reporters Eva Dou and Lorraine Luk…
  • Adobe Launches Lightroom For iPhone; Photoshop Mix For iPad; Sketch, Line, Ink and Slide for iOS Devices

    Qasim Zaib
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:33 am
    Adobe on Wednesday launches Lightroom for iPhone, Photoshop Mix for iPad, Sketch, Line, Ink and Slide for all iOS devices along with the specialized stylus pen and ruler set for the iPad. This comes after the latest update to Adobe’s Creative Cloud that brought 14 new versions of CC desktop apps. Creative Cloud has over 2.3 million active subscribers and is one of the most successful media creation suites. “Our shift to Creative Cloud has given us a broad canvas on which to innovate like never before,” said Adobe’s senior vice president of digital media David Wadhwani.
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