Macintosh

  • Most Topular Stories

  • 10 free Mac apps you should be using

    thriftmac
    Mark
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:28 pm
    They say the best things in life are free. And that’s certainly the case with many Mac apps. If you want the best you often don’t have to pay a cent. This entire site is devoted to free Mac apps, but we’ve compiled a list of the 10 we think should be on every Mac user’s computer.
  • AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.3

    TidBITS
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Secures AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac from the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability. (Free) 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.
  • Security Update 2014-002 (Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion)

    TidBITS
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
    Numerous security fixes focused on Mavericks, but with some also affecting Mountain Lion and Lion. (Free updates, various sizes) 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.
  • Apple's New 'Powerful' iPhone 5s Micro-Site Profiles Apps from Latest TV Ad

    MacBlogz
    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    Apple today unveiled a new section on its website dedicated to the "Powerful" ad that made its prime time television premiere on Tuesday. The commercial promotes the message that with the capabilities of the iPhone 5s "You're more powerful than you think." The accompanying website continues this "Powerful" theme that promotes the iPhone 5s as having the power "to create, shape, and share your life. The power to do everyday things in extraordinary ways, and to do extraordinary things every day." The new page includes both a high-definition version of the television commercial as well as links…
  • iPhone 101: Troubleshooting iTunes error codes

    MacBlogz
    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Have you ever encountered a weird error code when you connect your iPad or iPhone to your Mac? These may pop up when you are updating your iOS device software or backing up your iPad or iPhone to your Mac. Below you will find a list of these errors,...
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacNN

  • Review: Samsung Galaxy S 5 on Verizon

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    The Samsung Galaxy S5 might be the phone that Android users have been craving for some time. Information coming out of Mobile World Congress painted the phone to be the next leap in innovation spearheaded by Samsung to breathe life back into their smartphones. From changes in the camera and adding pieces of technology to aid a healthy lifestyle, on top of a powerful set of internals, the phone has been set up by Samsung marketing to be the next must have phone for consumers at all levels. But is Samsung creating a phone that will indeed work for everyone, or are they stretching themselves…
  • Catcher technology pegged as supplying metal casings for iPhone 6

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    Analysts for two financial firms, Barclays and Morgan Stanley, are contending that Taiwanese firm Catcher Technology will supply metal casings for the next-generation iPhone. Both firms in fact expect Catcher's share of iPhone 6 casings to top 10 million units this year. Much of the argument is based on Catcher's existing involvement in the Apple supply chain; the firm is thought to produce casings for both the MacBook Pro and the iPhone 5s, to the degree that 40 percent of its revenue stems from Apple orders....
  • Google Maps adds option to view older Street View image collections

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    Google has updated its online Maps service by adding the option to view earlier Street View imagery. Users of Google Maps can, in a number of locations, use previously-collected Street View photographs to explore an area, and be able to compare recent shots of the location with those from the same place dated from as far back as 2007....
  • Reviews: Samsung Galaxy S 5

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Samsung Galaxy S5 might be the phone that Android users have been craving for some time. Information coming out of Mobile World Congress painted the phone to be the next leap in innovation spearheaded by Samsung to breathe life back into their smartphones. From changes in the camera and adding pieces of technology t ......
  • iPhone Apps: Movies by Flixster, Path, TextExpander

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    TidBITS

  • External Link: Apple Is Broadening Its Trademarks to Include Jewelry and Watches

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am
    Apple has been filing new trademark applications worldwide to broaden its trademark to include Class 14 items — “precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewelry, precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments” — reports Eric Slivka of MacRumors. The new filings add fuel to the iWatch rumor fire, but it should be noted that some of Apple’s trademarks had already included Class 14 items. This could just be an attempt by the company to tidy its trademarks. Read the full article at TidBITS, the…
  • AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.3

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Secures AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac from the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability. (Free) 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.
  • Paprika 2.0.3

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am
    Small update for the popular recipe manager. ($19.99 new, free update, 3.5 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
  • Security Update 2014-002 (Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion)

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
    Numerous security fixes focused on Mavericks, but with some also affecting Mountain Lion and Lion. (Free updates, various sizes) 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: Apple Opens Mac OS X Betas to All

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    Apple is no longer restricting Mac OS X betas to paying developers. As of today, anyone with an Apple ID (which is, let’s face, essentially every Apple user at this point) can sign up for the OS X Beta Seed Program to test unreleased versions of the operating system. You have to agree to Apple’s OS X Beta Seed and Confidentiality Agreement and install the Beta Access Utility to view betas in the Mac App Store. After WWDC, we’ll see if this applies to major releases of OS X, or just minor updates. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    TUAW

  • Daylite 5 adds refinements to the business management app

    Steven Sande
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Marketcircle's Daylite has been around for a number of years, pulling in Best of Show awards at Macworld/iWorld and kudos from happy users. The application, which comes in Mac, iPhone and iPad versions, is a full-featured system for keeping track of...
  • Apple patches Heartbleed for base stations and more news for April 23, 2014

    Dave Caolo
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    A stunning new iPhone 5s campaign and safer AirPort base stations are in the news today. Apple has created a fantastic new iPhone film and accompanying micro-site. Entitled "Powerful," it features six impressive apps being used on the iPhone 5s:...
  • Apple releases "Powerful" new iPhone 5s ad

    Yoni Heisler
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Apple yesterday released a new iPhone 5s ad dubbed "Powerful." Set to the Pixies song "Gigantic", the ad shuffles through a variety of vignettes which showcase the myriad of interest ways consumers are using the iPhone 5s. The tagline appropriately...
  • iPhone 101: Troubleshooting iTunes error codes

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Have you ever encountered a weird error code when you connect your iPad or iPhone to your Mac? These may pop up when you are updating your iOS device software or backing up your iPad or iPhone to your Mac. Below you will find a list of these errors,...
  • YouTube Find: Animals go insane over the iPad

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    We all know how much cats love the iPad, but did you know that dogs, birds and lizards love it, too? Check out this entertaining compilation video below showcasing our furry and not-so-furry friends enjoying some quality time with everyone's favorite...
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacRumors

  • GameStop Expanding Beyond Video Games with Aggressive Growth Plans for Simply Mac Stores

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    Major video game retailer GameStop is making a significant push to broaden its business, expanding its retail operations with new brands and stores that will focus on Apple gear and AT&T Mobility products, reports The Star-Telegram. While the diversification will include a move into AT&T mobile services through GameStop's acquisition of Spring Mobile, of more interest for Apple users is GameStop's plans for Simply Mac, a chain of authorized Apple resale and repair shops that focuses on smaller markets where Apple has not shown interest in opening its own stores. Founded in 2006 in Utah,…
  • References to Siri for Apple TV Found in iOS 7.1 Code

    Eric Slivka
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    Amid persistant rumors that Apple is developing a revamped Apple TV set-top box, new code appearing in iOS 7.1 indicates that the company is indeed working on building in support for Siri voice input on the Apple TV, as highlighted by 9to5Mac. The references are included in both iOS 7.1 and iOS 7.1.1, but not in earlier releases such as iOS 7.0.6. The file is a supporting property-list resource for Assistant (Apple's internal name for Siri), containing information about the feature. The UIDeviceFamily array declares what platforms are compatible with the feature. As shown by Apple’s…
  • Apple's New 'Powerful' iPhone 5s Micro-Site Profiles Apps from Latest TV Ad

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    Apple today unveiled a new section on its website dedicated to the "Powerful" ad that made its prime time television premiere on Tuesday. The commercial promotes the message that with the capabilities of the iPhone 5s "You're more powerful than you think." The accompanying website continues this "Powerful" theme that promotes the iPhone 5s as having the power "to create, shape, and share your life. The power to do everyday things in extraordinary ways, and to do extraordinary things every day." The new page includes both a high-definition version of the television commercial as well as links…
  • Sprint to Make All Devices Launched After February 11, 2015 Unlockable

    Richard Padilla
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    In an updated unlocking FAQ found on its website (via Android Police), Sprint has stated that it will make all of its devices released after February 11, 2015 unlockable for use on other domestic networks such as AT&T or T-Mobile. The move is a part of the agreement that the five major U.S. wireless carriers and the Federal Communications Commission signed in December in order to allow customers to unlock their devices and switch carriers if they wish. I've been told by another carrier that Sprint needs to unlock my SIM slot in order to use my phone on the other carrier's network. For…
  • Apple Fixes FaceTime on Older Versions of OS X, iOS 6 Still Not Working

    Richard Padilla
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Apple tonight released an update for FaceTime on OS X [Direct Link], which resolves connections issues and is recommended for all FaceTime users currently running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. The connection issues are presumably related to the problems reported last week which affected both older versions of OS X and iOS 6 versions of FaceTime. Apple, however, has not yet addressed the problems with FaceTime that are in iOS 6. While it is encouraging that Apple released an update for FaceTime for OS X 10.6, Apple support's recommendations for iOS 6 users has been to upgrade to iOS 7. One user has…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Macworld

  • Live Coverage: Apple's 2Q 2014 earnings briefing

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Gross margins, net income, financial analysts—oh my! It’s time once again for the quarterly ritual known as the “Apple earnings report.” As always, we’ll have live coverage of the conference call from Apple CEO Tim Cook as it comes in. We’ll be back around 1:30 p.m. PT/4:30 p.m. ET to cover the second quarter results as they come in, followed by a blow-by-blow account of the call itself, starting at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET. See you then.  To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Reading List: Green machine

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    There’s plenty of news out there, and if you don’t slow down once in a while, you might miss it. Here are a few of the bigger stories making the rounds this Wednesday.iOS 7.1.1 Now Labels Apps with ‘In-App Purchases’ in Top Charts and Featured SectionsIf you’ve been browsing through the App Store in iOS 7.1.1, you may have noticed a minor change: Free apps with in-app purchases now list that fact in Top Charts and elsewhere. The change is no doubt in part spurred by the settlement that the company made with the U.S. government over unauthorized in-app purchases; hopefully, it’ll…
  • Skip the gym and enjoy quick workouts with the FitStar app

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Where once the gym reigned supreme, the iOS app has snuck in to play. More and more athletically-inclined people are opting to skip the showers and grimy mats in lieu of workouts in their own homes. It’s less time and less hassle, but (hopefully) produces similar results.I’ve been testing a wide variety of these fitness apps for Macworld, but I wanted to highlight my personal favorite so far (and the only one I’ve continued to use): FitStar.Like many other fitness apps, FitStar aims to help you improve your personal fitness and stamina with not much more than your own body weight. It…
  • Podcast: Green Day

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this week’s podcast we ponder and cogitate on a variety of issues including the goodness of more Apple TV content and the not-so-goodness of an increasingly cumbersome Apple TV interface, technology of the future that’s a little bit icky, Tim Cook (and Apple) as sincere tree huggers, game exclusives at the iTunes and Google Play stores, and OH WOW NIKE KILLING FUELBAND THAT CAN MEAN ONLY ONE THING IWATCH IWATCH IWATCH!!!To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Troubleshooting Yahoo/AT&T password issues

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Reader Henry Ingram has a new problem with an old email account. He writes:What with all the security breaches going on I’ve been changing passwords. The problem is that I have an old email account that was taken over by AT&T a few years ago but is now run by Yahoo. I’ve had a heck of a time changing the password plus my iPad won’t accept the new one. Is there a way out of this misery? I’ve been in a similar situation and quite honestly the AT&T/Yahoo relationship in regard to account settings is a nightmare. You go to Yahoo to do something as simple as change your password…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacTech News

  • VisionTek announces mSATA mini enclosure

    dsellers
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:53 am
    VisionTek Products has announced the VisionTek mSATA mini Enclosure. The USB 3.0 bus-powered device is a plug and play solution for re-tasking an existing mSATA Solid State Drive after upgrading the SSD in a notebook or for adding a new mSATA SSD to create a portable external drive. Smaller than a business card and weighing 0.30 ounces, the mSATA mini Enclosure sports a USB 3.0/2.0 interface and a bus-powered design. An AC adapter isn't needed. It comes in a scratch-resistant aluminum housing. read more
  • Revi Charger is new battery, phone cable/charger

    dsellers
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    Revi Charger is a new, credit card-sized back-up battery and phone cable/charger. Its 2.5mm frame packs a 550 mAh battery. About the thickness of two credit cards, the Revi Charger fits into a wallet. With its flexible, built-in cable design, there's no need to carry extra cables. The Revi Charger can simultaneously charge its own battery and a smart phone when plugged into a USB port. It comes in micro USB and Lightning cable versions. It's available for pre-order at www.ReviCharger.com with pricing starting at US$25.
  • Prong delivers power solution/case for the iPhone

    dsellers
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    Prong has announced the PWR Case for the iPhone 5/5s. It's a combination case and power solution. The PWR Case includes a detachable backup battery and integrated plugs for charging in any outlet. The battery can be removed and recharged without any additional accessories while you still use your Apple smartphone in the inner, protective bumper. The Prong PWR Case — available in black, white, blue-grey and white-pink — will ship this summer. The presage price is US$60. Go to www.prong.com for more info.
  • Movavi introduces audio converter for OS X

    dsellers
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    Movavi has introduced Movavi Audio Converter for Mac OS X. It offers support for just about every type of music file, including Apple Audio and multi-channel tracks. Movavi Audio Converter also provides encoding, editing, audio extraction from video, track merging, and more. It's designed specifically for music lovers and provides a toolkit for managing digital music collections. read more
  • eMedia Music expands their Guitar Lab DVD series

    dsellers
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    eMedia Music, a publisher of music tutorial CDs and DVDs, will release three new titles in its Guitar Lab line of guitar instruction DVDs this month. The 50 Essential Bebop Licks, 50 Soul Jazz Licks, and 50 Right Hand Techniques You Must Know DVDs will be available April 30. They'll cost US$24.95 each. 
The Guitar Lab DVD series includes over 30 titles from beginner to advanced guitar and bass instruction. All feature Picture-in-Picture videos, a manual, standard notation, tab, Guitar Pro 6 files, practice rhythm tracks, and addition bonus material. Go to eMediaMusic.com for more info.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Touch Arcade

  • Coming Tonight: 'Wayward Souls', 'Horde of Heroes', 'Tiny Dice Dungeon' and Loads More

    Eli Hodapp
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    Hey guys, it's Wednesday again which means exactly one thing for iOS gamers: A whole heap of new games. Rocketcat Games' Wayward Souls is leading the charge, as it's easily the most anticipated game we've seen in a while. The thread in our upcoming games forum has been off the chain for quite a while now, crazier yet, it was originally posted all the way back in 2011 not long after the "original" Mage Gauntlet [$2.99] was released. So, like previous weeks, all of these games will be available at 11:00 PM Eastern, or potentially way earlier if you're in a European or Asian iTunes region.
  • 'Fable Age' Review - Robin Hood, Aladdin, And Snow White Walk Into A Bar Together

    Shaun Musgrave
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    With our present knowledge of how well puzzles mix together with dragons, it's almost tragic that it took gaming so long to bring the two together. Fortunately, if there's one thing the video game business is good at, it's making up for lost time. The brilliant mash-up of puzzle and RPG in Puzzle Quest was pounded into a more specific shape by Puzzle & Dragons [Free], and with that game's success, the floodgates opened. Generally, games following that blueprint tend to come in with either a variation or replacement of the puzzle element, or an interesting new theme. Occasionally, you get…
  • 'Savant - Ascent' Updated with Two New Soundtracks and Game Center, but Be Wary of a Language Bug

    Jared Nelson
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Savant - Ascent [$1.99], D-Pad Studio's slick little arena shooter themed after the electronic artist Savant, has just received a brand new update. The update includes two new soundtracks so you can blast away at bad guys while bumping to some more Savant tunes, as well as Game Center leaderboard integration which is crucial in a high-score-focused game like this. In addition, there's now support for Japanese language, but this comes with a problem: the updated version of the game defaults to Japanese, which means after you update and fire up the game you might find yourself a little lost.
  • TA Plays Live: Unlocking Basic Cards in 'Hearthstone'

    Eli Hodapp
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    I played sooooo much Hearthstone before the beta wipe, that it sort of killed me when I lost all my progress. I've got the Mage, Warlock, and Priest fully unlocked. Three down, six to go. Hopefully we can go through one, maybe two today? Maybe? Fingers crossed, playing ranked without all the cards! There's three ways you can watch the stream: 1. Scroll up to the top of the page here and watch it embedded right here on TouchArcade. By default the volume is set to 0%, so be sure to crank that slider up if you're in a place where you can have sound. 2. Actually heading over to Twitch and viewing…
  • Multiplayer Announced for 'Injustice: Gods Among Us' on Mobile

    Jared Nelson
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    I talked fairly recently about my unexpected obsession with Injustice: Gods Among Us [Free] on mobile, and the game has proven incredibly popular ever since its launch just over a year ago. NetherRealm Studios has been wonderful about updating Injustice with new features and characters, but ever since its release fans have been clamoring for one major new feature: multiplayer. Well, today it was announced that multiplayer is indeed coming to Injustice on mobile, along with a ton of new characters. You can see the very first look of Injustice multiplayer in this DC All Access video recorded…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Liveblog: Apple’s Q2 2014 earnings call happens at 5pm EDT today

    Andrew Cunningham
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    This was the first full quarter of availability for the new Mac Pro, but it's hardly Apple's biggest product. Dave Girard Here we go again: Apple will be reporting its Q2 2014 financial results this afternoon at 2pm PDT (5pm EDT), and the company's earnings call will follow. Senior Reviews Editor Lee Hutchinson and I will be on hand to liveblog, provide handy charts, and hope against hope that Apple decides to drop a mind-blowing product announcement in there somewhere to shake things up. So far, it's been a quiet year for Apple. Its biggest releases have been software updates for existing…
  • Apple opens OS X beta program to the public for 10.9.3

    Andrew Cunningham
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Apple's "OS X Beta Seed Program" is offering an early build of the OS X 10.9.3 update to anyone with an Apple ID who signs up. Apple Apple does most of its hardware and software development behind closed doors, rarely giving public previews or commenting on rumors before it's ready to make an announcement. Today, the company made one small step in the other direction with the OS X Beta Seed Program, through which anyone with an Apple ID and a Mac can download and run the latest developer build of OS X 10.9.3. Apple usually only offers these betas to limited test audiences or to registered…
  • iPhones and Macs get fix for extremely critical “triple handshake” crypto bug

    Dan Goodin
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:46 pm
    ShellyS Apple has patched versions of its iOS and OS X operating systems to fix yet another extremely critical cryptography vulnerability that leaves some users open to surreptitious eavesdropping. Readers are urged to install the updates immediately. The flaw resides in the secure transport mechanism of iOS version 7.1 and earlier for iPhones and iPads and the Mountain Lion 10.8.5 and Mavericks 10.9.2 versions of Mac OS X, according to advisories here and here. The bug makes it possible to bypass HTTPS encryption protections that are designed to prevent eavesdropping and data tampering by…
  • Apple releases iOS 7.1.1 with further Touch ID, keyboard improvements

    Andrew Cunningham
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    Apple has just posted iOS 7.1.1, the first minor update to iOS 7.1 following its release in March. As usual with these small updates, it fixes just a few minor problems—there are further improvements to the Touch ID fingerprint recognition in the iPhone 5S. It "fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness" and another bug affecting Bluetooth keyboard usage while the VoiceOver feature is enabled. The Touch ID fingerprint sensor was also a focus area for iOS 7.1.1; the update aims to address complaints that the sensor was inaccurate or that it "faded" over time. Current rumors…
  • Next-gen Thunderbolt doubles speeds but changes the connector

    Andrew Cunningham
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:16 am
    The leaked slide that purports to out the next-generation Thunderbolt controller. VR-Zone Thunderbolt 2 just started showing up in devices late last year, but a new slide leaked by VR-Zone is giving us our first glimpse at what the next version is going to look like. Dubbed "Alpine Ridge," the new Thunderbolt controllers will double Thunderbolt 2's bandwidth from 20Gbps to 40Gbps, will reportedly support PCI Express 3.0, and will reduce power usage by 50 percent compared to current controllers. The downside is that the new version will require the use of a new connector—it supports charging…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacStories

  • Apple Debuts New ‘Powerful’ iPhone 5s Advert

    Graham Spencer
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:56 am
    Apple last night debuted a new advert for the iPhone 5s on US television networks and YouTube. Dubbed ‘Powerful’, the advert features the song Gigantic by the Pixies amongst a montage of scenes that shows the iPhone 5s accomplishing a myriad of tasks. There is no narration in this advert, but it does end with the slogan “You’re more powerful than you think”, which aptly sums up many of the more unique uses of the iPhone 5s that are shown. For example, the iPhone is used as a heart rate monitor, a remote to launch miniature rockets, as well as both an instrument…
  • 1Password 4.5 Brings iOS 7 Redesign, Better 1Browser, Support For Multiple Vaults

    Federico Viticci
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    1Password 4 for iOS, first released in December 2012, was a major update to AgileBits' popular password manager that introduced a new design, a powerful built-in browser to manage logins inside the app, and a variety of other features that were later ported to and expanded on OS X with 1Password 4 for Mac. 1Password 4.5, available today on the App Store, brings a complete redesign for iOS 7 and several other changes and feature additions that make 1Password officially optimized for the modern OS, further narrowing the gap between the mobile and desktop versions. 1Password 4.5 doesn't…
  • Apple Tries to Clean Up Its Carbon-Spewing Ways With New Data Centers

    Graham Spencer
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    It’s an unusual trip in that its point is to give a reporter exposure to the way Apple works, a departure from the company’s usual maniacal secrecy. But when it comes to the environment, Apple consciously carves out an exception to its standard opacity. Part of the motive, of course, is generating a halo effect from good works. But Apple also hopes to inspire other companies and organizations to embark on similar ecologically helpful enterprises. Though it may not have always been the case, Apple has a good Earth Day story to tell. Here’s that story: Apple is close to its goal of…
  • Unread 1.2 Adds Image Viewer, New Gestures, And More

    Federico Viticci
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Originally released in February, Jared Sinclair's Unread is an elegant and polished RSS reader for iPhone that made me switch from Reeder. As I concluded in my review: For me, Unread provides a better reading, syncing, and sharing experience than Reeder. While it lacks some of the features that Reeder gained over the years, Unread’s debut shows an app with focus, flexibility, attention to iOS 7, and the capability of scaling from dozens of unread items to several hundreds articles. Some people will complain about the lack of a compact mode to disable article previews in the main list;…
  • Towards A Better App Store

    Federico Viticci
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    David Smith: For the last month I have been doing a series of episodes on Developing Perspective trying to unpack practical, actionable improvements that could be made to the App Store. I didn’t want to just whine about its shortcomings, I wanted to think of realistic ways to improve it. There are some great suggestions in David's article, and I agree with many of them. ∞ Read this on MacStories
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacDailyNews

  • Why fret about iPad numbers when there’s no such thing as the Android tablet?

    MacDailyNews
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    “If you haven’t seen it yet, you almost certainly will,” James Kendrick writes for ZDNet. “Apple’s big WWDC is approaching and, before that, its current financial disclosures. Analysts are already lamenting the “poor” iPad sales numbers. They especially like pointing out that Android tablet sales are happening at a faster clip than iPad sales. It’s doom and gloom if you look around the web. The problem is, it doesn’t make much sense to compare Android tablet sales to those of the iPads.” “The reason for this is that the Android…
  • Apple working on Siri for future Apple TV device, iOS 7.1 code reveals

    MacDailyNews
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    “Code found within the iOS 7.1 SDK suggests that Siri is headed to the Apple TV in [the] future,” Benjamin Mayo reports for 9to5Mac. “Pierre Blazquez first found the reference on Friday.” “9to5Mac has since confirmed that the code does exist in both iOS 7.1 and iOS 7.1.1′s files,” Mayo reports. “The reference does not exist in 7.0.6.” Mayo reports, “Although this particular finding is not evidence of new hardware, it seems likely that Apple will not bring Siri to the current generation of Apple TV, which lacks microphone input.”…
  • Amazon Prime lands deal for old HBO TV shows

    MacDailyNews
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:57 am
    “Non-HBO subscribers will soon be able to watch some of the network’s old TV shows, like ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘The Wire,’ on Amazon Prime’s streaming video service,” Brian Stelter reports for CNNMoney. “Amazon described the deal as a first for HBO, which has a reputation for being tightfisted with its library of hit shows — even ones that stopped airing years ago.” “The deal draws a bright line between old and new,” Stelter reports. “The seasons of ‘Girls,’ ‘The Newsroom’ and…
  • Samsung bought two patents just to use in Apple trial, say attorneys

    MacDailyNews
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    “After weeks of playing defense against five Apple patents, Samsung this week went after Apple with two of its own patents: one it says is infringed when people make FaceTime calls, and another that covers the photo gallery feature found on iPhones, iPads, and some iPods,” Josh Lowensohn reports for The Verge. “In the case of the video patent, Samsung says it’s being infringed every time iOS users begin a FaceTime call over cellular networks, or if they send video messages to one another through the Mail and messaging ap,” Lowensohn reports.
  • The cloud price war has high stakes for the Internet

    MacDailyNews
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    “This week, our tech reporting team is exploring cloud computing — the big business of providing computing power and data storage that companies need, but which happens out of sight, as if it’s ‘in the cloud,’” Elise Hu reports for NPR. “It’s a timely topic, since there’s a price war going on as tech titans aim to control the cloud market. Amazon Web Services, an arm of the e-commerce giant, is the reigning king of large-scale cloud services. If you’ve ever watched streaming TV on Netflix, clicked on a Pinterest pin, or listened to music…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Apple Gazette

  • New Apple iPhone 5s Ad Is Awesome – If You Like the Pixies

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Actually, even if you’re not particularly into the Pixies, the new Apple iPhone 5s ad is pretty cool. Called “Powerful”, the ad does pack a punch, not only because of the music, but also the visuals. I like how the ad showcases the band members making use of their iPhones for various tasks – as musicians. It doesn’t stop there, though, as other “gigantic” and “powerful” activities are showcased. Take a look. The best part? The last line: “You’re more powerful than you think.” Yeah, I am a sucker for what Apple copywriters…
  • How to Set Default Accounts for Mail, Contacts, and Calendars on iOS

    Brian Meyer
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:25 am
    It’s pretty likely that if you use iOS on a regular basis that you have more than one account loaded for email, contact, and calendar syncing. If you’re running more than one account it’s easy to get things confused and save the wrong account as default. Check out the steps below to set the default account for mail, contacts, and calendars and keep yourself on track. Mail Even though most of us have multiple email accounts, there’s usually one account that we send from on a regular basis. You can set that frequently used account as default so every time you open mail on your iPad or…
  • Apple to Launch Recycling Program Globally

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    What do you do with old, unused Apple products? If you’re like me, working devices usually go through the hand-me-down process. There’s always someone who can use a secondhand iPhone, laptop, or iPad. But what if the device no longer works? How do you get rid of it in an environmentally-conscious manner? Apple is launching a recycling program, which applies to all Apple Stores around the world. Obviously part of the company’s effort to lessen its carbon footprint, the recycling program is open to devices, reusable or not. Image source For devices that can be reused, you can…
  • Why it Doesn’t Pay to Jailbreak Your iPhone Any More

    Brian Meyer
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:25 am
    Before getting started, I’m a huge fan of Jailbreaking and tweaking just about every setting on my iPhone.  I’ve jailbroken every Apple device I’ve ever owned, including the original iPod Touch that I had to SSH into to jailbreak it manually. I love making little changes like adding a flashing Apple logo instead of the stock loading wheel and giving the signal strength meter a color makeover. Even though I love all of these tweaks and changes that make my iPhone different and unique, my need to jailbreak has diminished over time, as more and more features are included in new iOS…
  • iPhone Alarm Lets You “Wake Up With the World”

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    The alarm goes off. Your hand flops around looking for your iPhone so you can hit snooze. What seems like a minute later, the alarm goes off again, and your hand moves on its own accord once again. Repeat. Rinse. Repeat. Isn’t that the usual scenario every morning? Maybe Eric Rieper, a Pratt Institute MFA student, has had the same experience one time too many, that’s why he decided to create an app that makes waking up a little more interesting. His app, “Wake Up With the World”, does not really deal with that irritating experience of waking up when you still want to…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    O'Grady's PowerPage - Publishing Apple Goodness since 1995

  • Apple launches Beta Seed Program for consumers

    Tom Hesser
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Apple is trying something new with its prerelease versions of OS X, it’s letting everyone take a crack at it. Tuesday, Apple launched the Beta Seed Program which allows anyone with an Apple ID to download and try out beta versions of OS X. A complete FAQ for the program can be found here. According to AppleInsider; “It appears Apple has been quietly working to implement the new open beta policy for at least a couple of months via a “Feedback Assistant” that turned up in build 13D38 OS X 10.9.3 earlier this month. At the time, the standalone app’s purpose was…
  • iOS updated to 7.1.1

    Tom Hesser
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Apple released the latest update to iOS for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The update is 26.1 MB and requires 1.2 GB of available space to install it on your device.   WHAT’S NEW Version 7.1.1: Further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition Fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness Fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled REQUIREMENTS Version 7.1.1 supports: iPhone 5c / 5s iPad Air / iPad 2 / new iPad iPad mini / iPad mini with Retina Display iPod touch 5th gen    
  • Apple celebrates Earth Day with modified logo

    Tom Hesser
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:11 am
    April 22nd is Earth Day, and for the first time in eight years, Apple is acknowledging it by modifying its logo for the day. Some stores, such as the Nanjing East store in Shanghai, have updated the store’s traditional logo to one with a green leaf, which we can see thanks to Instagram user Znnina who posted a photo of the store’s updated logo. As part of the celebration, select stores will be giving employees special Earth Day shirts to wear. Apple has also posted a new “Better” video highlighting its environmental initiatives. It was just in the news recently that…
  • Older versions of OS X to lose AIM iChat login support

    Tom Hesser
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    In a new support article, Apple has indicated its intention to remove the ability to use a mac.com or me.com ID to login to the AIM service via iChat on OS X systems older than 10.7.2 as of June 30th, 2014. To continue using the service, the article recommends either updating to 10.7.5 if you wish to continue using Lion, otherwise update to Mavericks using these instructions. If you can’t upgrade OS X, you can choose one of these methods to create a new AIM ID; Creating a new AIM ID Create a new AIM ID from the AOL website. Add this new account to iChat by following the instructions…
  • Nike axes the FuelBand and most of its development team

    Tom Hesser
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    It looks like there will be one less company competing in the wearables market with the iWatch. According to CNET, Nike is closing down its wearable hardware development, which includes the FuelBand, in order to focus on its software efforts. As a result, the 70 employees on the FuelBand team are being let go, with a handful staying on until May. The team members were split between Nike’s Hong Kong offices, with the remainder of the team at Nike’s Beaverton, Ore., headquarters. On the bright side, other departments within Nike will have an opportunity to recruit some of the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    AppleTell

  • Rapoo releases wireless touchpad keyboards

    Kirk Hiner
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Rapoo announced two new wireless touchpad keyboards today: the E9080 and E9180. Both keyboards feature a sleek, aluminum exterior, scissor key structure, and integrated touchpads to offer a comfortable, cable-free typing experience. And with the E9080, users will also get the convenience of a number bad. The E9080 Wireless Touchpad Keyboard not only… Continue reading Rapoo releases wireless touchpad keyboards Related posts: Logitech’s Wireless Solar Powered Keyboard K750 for Mac, in five colors Macintosh Cyber Monday deals [updated] ROCCAT Kone XTD now compatible with OS X The…
  • It’s bird vs. bird with Secrets of Raetikon for Mac, PC and Linux

    Kirk Hiner
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:44 am
    Broken Rules has announced that Secrets of Raetikon is now available via Humble, Steam and the Mac App Store. What’s more, it’s on sale. Normally $9.99, the open-world, 2D action-adventure game featuring “ruthless bird versus bird action” can be picked up for only $7.99. In the game… You find yourself alone in the mountains of the Alps. Discover strange… Continue reading It’s bird vs. bird with Secrets of Raetikon for Mac, PC and Linux Related posts: Secrets of Raetikon flying to OS X, Windows, and Linux Trine 2: Goblin Menace coming to Mac/PC September 6th Civilization…
  • Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within comes with a free table

    Kirk Hiner
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:18 am
    I don't celebrate May the Fourth; I prefer blasters over simple tricks and nonsense, I guess. But I do celebrate pinball, so if the fine folks at Zen Studios want to use May the Fourth as an excuse to include a free table in Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within, then consider me a Jedi for a day!Continue reading Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within comes with a free table Related posts: Angry Birds Star Wars available now for iOS and Mac Star Wars Pinball for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch review Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is now iPhone compatible, on sale The post Star Wars Pinball: Heroes…
  • Review: SteelSeries Stratus wireless game controller for iOS

    Kirk Hiner
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:26 pm
    I have a feeling it’s going to be a lot of run reviewing the many iPhone and iPad game controllers that will be heading our way very soon. I’ve long been envious of our Android cousins and their ability to use third-party gamepads to play tablet games, which is why I was thrilled to see Apple finally roll that ability into iOS 7. I’m equally thrilled to report that the first controller I’ve tried, the SteelSeries Stratus, is pretty much everything you’d want in a wireless game controller…except for maybe girth. The SteelSeries Stratus has all of the buttons you’d want and…
  • Review: Bolt external battery and charger

    Aaron Kraus
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Here’s a great idea: why don’t you lug around a separate battery and a different cable to prevent having a dead iPhone, and also make sure you charge up the battery before you head out of the house? No, wait, that’s actually not a great idea, yet it’s pretty much par for the course when it comes to external or supplemental batteries designed for your iDevices. Enter the Bolt by Fluxmob, a Kickstarted project that’s now available in the Bite My Apple store. Bolt replaces your iPhone charger and augments it with a built-in battery in one convenient package, making it easy to…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MyMac.com

  • HeartMath Inner Balance Lightning Sensor – Review

    Larry Grinnell
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    HeartMath Inner Balance Lightning Sensor Company: HeartMath Made for iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad (4th generation and newer), iPad mini, iPod touch (5th generation). Sensors available in 30-pin and Lightning connectors. Android devices in development. Price: $129.00 I’m hardly the kind of fellow who could be accused of being a new-age sensitive guy. […]
  • MyMac Podcast #502 – Winner Winner! Chicken Dinner!

    The MyMac Podcast
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:11 am
    Sponsored by OWCBack to a regularly scheduled kind of show. Apple’s Home Sharing works great except when it doesn’t and Guy is more hopeful about his sound quality this week. We finally announce the winners of the Bumper contest (see below) and is Apple’s CarPlay hardware the next big thing that Apple doesn’t actually make? […]
  • I got your innovation…right HERE!

    Guy Serle
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    People say Apple hasn’t innovated in a long time (mostly non-Apple users and analysts looking for page views) but maybe they have and most people just haven’t caught on yet. Continuing on their strengths as a mobile platform, Apple’s iOS is getting ready to take the mobile audio world by storm and doing it in […]
  • TechFan #158 – In-App Podcast

    Tim Robertson
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    Tim and David spend a lot of time on iOS gaming, in-app purchasing, and more. Amazon is also rumored to be on the cusp of releasing an “Amazon Phone”, and the guys try to decide if that’s a good idea or not. Finally, Tim is sick of the allergies, so if you have a remedy, […]
  • Seagate’s Excellent New USB3 Hard Drives – Nemo Memo

    John Nemerovski
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Seagate’s Excellent New USB3 Hard Drives — Nemo Memo When considering an external hard drive to purchase for backing up and archiving, what do you need to know? Capacity, price, and warranty are most important, followed by speed, design, and physical size. Whether you are looking for 2GB, or 4GB bus-powered USB 3 external backup […]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Cult of Mac

  • ‘Keep Calm And Breathe On’ And Try Not To Cough Too Much

    Evan Killham
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    Every once in a while, I find an app that shows me just how much I need it. This time, it’s Keep Calm and Breathe On, which offers you seven guided breathing exercises (based on cycles per minute). The goal…Read more ›
  • Featherweight Burds Is Mercifully Short [Review]

    Evan Killham
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    There’s nothing inherently wrong with Burds, and yet I’ve never been so confused about why I continued to play a game. Burds by Tiny Marble Category: iOS Games Works With: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Price: Free It’s a little heavy…Read more ›
  • The iPod Touch Is Responsible For More Web Traffic Than Windows Phone and Blackberry Combined

    John Brownlee
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Earlier today, we said that the iPod was a dying business. But ‘dying’ businesses for Apple are still busineses that the competition would kill to have. Apple’s iPod business, for example, is still worth $5 billion to the company. Here’s…Read more ›
  • Apple Fixes: Paving The Way To A Smoother Work Day

    Adam Rosen
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    The workplace can be stressful enough, without adding computer snafus to the mix. As an IT consultant, I hear about a lot of them, usually after disaster has struck. Here’s how to deal with some of the more common workplace…Read more ›
  • Amazon’s Gesture-Controlled iPhone Killer Sounds Kind Of Stupid

    John Brownlee
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:12 am
    Last month, we reported that always reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was predicting that when Amazon finally gets into the smartphone business, it challenge the iPhone with a smartphone with as many as six different cameras. Kuo predicted that at least…Read more ›
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacInTouch

  • iWork iOS 2.2.1

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:40 am
    Apple updates its iOS iWork apps to Version 2.2.1 with "stability improvements and bug fixes."
  • GardenCal

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    Keep track of gardening dates.
  • Mortgage Calculator

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    Calculate and compare financial details for various mortgages.
  • TikiToki

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    Create multimedia timelines.
  • Timeline

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    This time-tracking app for freelancers and others is designed to be unobtrusive and efficient.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Fortune Tech: Technology blogs, news and analysis from Fortune Magazine » Apple 2.0

  • All eyes on Apple Inc.

    Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:34 am
    With today's earnings expected to be ho-hum, does Apple have a surprise up its sleeve? FORTUNE -- On Tuesday, Re/code's Walt Mossberg joined the parade of Apple (AAPL) watchers wondering whether the company has lost its innovative magic. To Mossberg's credit, he points out that there was a six-year gap between the iPod and the iPhone, and that it's only been four years since Steve Jobs -- knowing his end was near -- pushed out the iPad. Still, the operative metaphor of Mossberg's piece MORE
  • Grand tour of the Apple retail palaces of Europe: Amsterdam

    Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:15 am
    Dutch royalty once shopped in the century-old fashion house where Apple now sells iPads. FORTUNE -- Queen Emma of The Netherlands, who in 1879 married a man once described as "the greatest debauchee of the age," used to buy her gowns in the building that now houses Apple's (AAPL) retail presence in Amsterdam. So did her daughter, Queen Wilhelmina. And so did Wilhelmina's daughter, Queen Juliana. In its heyday, the building Leo Hirsch erected on the Leidseplein to MORE
  • Spreadsheet of the day: Final estimates for Apple's FQ2 2014

    Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:17 am
    The average forecast of 40 analysts: Earnings up 2.4% year over year, revenue down 0.2%. FORTUNE -- With one day to go before Apple (AAPL) is scheduled to report its earnings for the March quarter — Q2 in Apple's fiscal year -- the expectations of the analysts polled for Fortune's quarterly round-up are not high. In fact, they're either flat or down across the board according to the 40 analysts we've heard from so far. MORE
  • Video: How green is Apple?

    Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Tim Cook responds to criticism from environmentalists with a video message of his own. FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) continues to come under pressure from environmentalists and human rights groups to clean up its act. Currently making the rounds on college campuses is filmmaker Heather White's Who Pays the Price, a 9:30-minute video that begins in the style of a soft-voiced Apple promo ("This is what matters. The experience of a product. Will it make life better...") but quickly MORE
  • Handicapping Apple's quarterly earnings and revenue: Q2 2014

    Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:22 am
    Average estimate: $10.32 per share on sales of $43.5B. Apple's guidance: $42 to $44B. FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) share price got clobbered in after-hours trading three months ago when the company announced its earnings for the Christmas quarter. The problem was not the record sales of Macs, iPads and iPhones -- although the iPhone numbers came in a bit lighter than expected. No, what knocked nearly $45 billion off Apple's market cap that night was MORE
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacNews Latest News

  • VisionTek announces mSATA mini enclosure

    dsellers
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:53 am
    VisionTek Products has announced the VisionTek mSATA mini Enclosure. The USB 3.0 bus-powered device is a plug and play solution for re-tasking an existing mSATA Solid State Drive after upgrading the SSD in a notebook or for adding a new mSATA SSD to create a portable external drive. Smaller than a business card and weighing 0.30 ounces, the mSATA mini Enclosure sports a USB 3.0/2.0 interface and a bus-powered design. An AC adapter isn't needed. It comes in a scratch-resistant aluminum housing. read more
  • Revi Charger is new battery, phone cable/charger

    dsellers
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    Revi Charger is a new, credit card-sized back-up battery and phone cable/charger. Its 2.5mm frame packs a 550 mAh battery. About the thickness of two credit cards, the Revi Charger fits into a wallet. With its flexible, built-in cable design, there's no need to carry extra cables. The Revi Charger can simultaneously charge its own battery and a smart phone when plugged into a USB port. It comes in micro USB and Lightning cable versions. It's available for pre-order at www.ReviCharger.com with pricing starting at US$25.
  • Prong delivers power solution/case for the iPhone

    dsellers
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    Prong has announced the PWR Case for the iPhone 5/5s. It's a combination case and power solution. The PWR Case includes a detachable backup battery and integrated plugs for charging in any outlet. The battery can be removed and recharged without any additional accessories while you still use your Apple smartphone in the inner, protective bumper. The Prong PWR Case — available in black, white, blue-grey and white-pink — will ship this summer. The presage price is US$60. Go to www.prong.com for more info.
  • Movavi introduces audio converter for OS X

    dsellers
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    Movavi has introduced Movavi Audio Converter for Mac OS X. It offers support for just about every type of music file, including Apple Audio and multi-channel tracks. Movavi Audio Converter also provides encoding, editing, audio extraction from video, track merging, and more. It's designed specifically for music lovers and provides a toolkit for managing digital music collections. read more
  • eMedia Music expands their Guitar Lab DVD series

    dsellers
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    eMedia Music, a publisher of music tutorial CDs and DVDs, will release three new titles in its Guitar Lab line of guitar instruction DVDs this month. The 50 Essential Bebop Licks, 50 Soul Jazz Licks, and 50 Right Hand Techniques You Must Know DVDs will be available April 30. They'll cost US$24.95 each. 
The Guitar Lab DVD series includes over 30 titles from beginner to advanced guitar and bass instruction. All feature Picture-in-Picture videos, a manual, standard notation, tab, Guitar Pro 6 files, practice rhythm tracks, and addition bonus material. Go to eMediaMusic.com for more info.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Daring Fireball

  • Matthew Carter: ‘My Life in Typefaces’

    John Gruber
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
    Matthew Carter, speaking at TED, on constraints and compromise in design.  ★ 
  • iOS 7.1.1 Now Labels Apps With ‘In-App Purchases’ in Top Charts and Featured Sections

    John Gruber
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Sort of like putting a (deserved) asterisk after the word “free”.  ★ 
  • OS X Beta Seed Program

    John Gruber
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    New program from Apple: Join the OS X Beta Seed Program and help make OS X even better. Install the latest pre-release software, try it out, and submit your feedback. Previously, you had to be a registered developer to get access to OS beta seeds. Update: I was wrong. The Apple Seed Program for non-developers isn’t new — it’s been around as long as Mac OS X has. What’s new is that it’s now open for anyone to join. Until now, it was by invitation only.  ★ 
  • Greg Christie on the Creation of the Original iPhone

    John Gruber
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Speaking of Greg Christie, I neglected to link to this fascinating piece by Daisuke Wakabayashi for the WSJ last month. It’s a very rare behind-the-scenes look at Apple’s design process. My favorite tidbit: they simulated the iPhone’s performance by using a then-years-old G3 Mac to run the software while it was in development. Apple made Christie available to Steve Henn of NPR’s All Things Considered, too. To me, that Apple chose Christie for these profiles is a telling sign that his upcoming retirement from Apple is on nothing but the best of terms. The intention was…
  • This Week on The Talk Show: Mark Gurman

    John Gruber
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
    Special guest Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac joins me on my podcast for a discussion of Apple journalism, rumors surrounding upcoming Apple products, and UI design chief Greg Christie’s upcoming retirement. Brought to you by: Lynda.com Backblaze Online Backup PDFpen Scan+  ★ 
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    iMore - The #1 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch blog

  • How to save disk space on your Mac by selectively syncing Dropbox folders

    Peter Cohen
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:34 am
    Try this tip to keep unnecessary Dropbox files from cluttering up your Mac Like many of you, I rely on Dropbox to share files with friends, family and coworkers. When it comes to my coworkers, we have a lot of files we share, and some of them are quite sizable photos and graphics files. I use a MacBook Pro with flash storage, so space is at a premium. While having access to those shared files is helpful, I don't need all of them taking up valuable storage space locally on my Mac. Fortunately Dropbox has considered this. There's a Selective Sync feature that enables you to specify which…
  • iMore show Apple earnings wrap-up LIVE tonight at 3pm PT, 6pm ET, 11pm BST

    Rene Ritchie
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    Right after Apple finishes their Q2 2014 conference call tonight Peter and I will be spinning up a special edition of the iMore show to talk about all the numbers and all the news. Join us! 3pm PT, 6pm ET, 11pm BST. Be here! Want to be part of the show? Join us live right here at 1pm PT, 4pm ET, 9pm BST Email us at podcast@imore.com Tweet us @imore with hashtag #askimore
  • How can Apple excite investors beyond Q2 FY14's boring quarterly report?

    Chris Umiastowski
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    Today after the market closes AAPL will report Q2 fiscal 2014 results. Expectations are for a boring (read: very profitable, but no growth) quarter. Analysts forecast $43.5 billion in revenue and $10.18 in earnings per share (EPS), which is pretty much a repeat of last year's numbers. Unless Apple surprises us with something, the focus isn't going to be on the results, or even the guidance for next quarter. Apple investors want to know what's coming next. We all want to know — what will Apple do to become a growth company again? I'm not much of a believer in smart watches, and even if Apple…
  • iOS 7.1 code suggests Siri coming to the Apple TV

    Simon Sage
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    Digging around the iOS 7.1 software developer kit has revealed that we may be seeing Siri integration with Apple TV. The code refers to Assistant, which is Apple's internal name for Siri, in relation to device family 3, which is Apple TV.
  • SwiftKey Note gets landscape mode for all and notebook creation in latest update

    Richard Devine
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    SwiftKey Note hasn't been with us all that long on iOS but we're already getting the first round of new features. Based on user feedback, from today's update SwiftKey Note will have the following new goodies to make your experience just a little bit better: Landscape mode now supported on all devices Create, edit and delete Notebooks and Tags Tap the viewing panel of a Note to edit on iPad Search your Notes using text in both the title and body text Landscape mode in particular will be welcomed by many Note users. SwiftKey is also promising that this is just the beginning and that lots more…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacOSXHints.com

  • Create a Fusion Drive with a Recovery Partition

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    There are many step-by-step guides on the internet that explain how to add an SSD to an existing Mac, and create a 'Fusion Drive' that has the speed of an SSD, but also the capacity of a Hard Drive. All these guides fall short in one way that was important to me. Creating the Fusion Drive the way these walkthroughs say (including OWC's exceptional guides), destroys the Recovery Partition that exists on the drive. Without a Recovery Partition, you cannot enable FileVault2, and will need some other external boot drive if you ever need to perform maintenance on your internal drives. For a laptop…
  • Using Time Machine on unsupported volumes

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    I wanted to use Time Machine on my exFAT hard drive, but turns out that these volumes aren't supported from Time Machine! There is a very simple way to use Time Machines on unsupported hard drives, as long as you follow these instructions carefully you shouldn't have any issues at all. First, connect the unsupported volume (in this case, an exFAT external hard drive.) When it mounts, open the Terminal and type these commands, substituting 'My External HDD Name' for the name of the unsupported volume. cd /Volumes cd 'My External HDD Name' Next, type this code, substituting for your needs:…
  • 10.8: AppleScript to close iCal Alerts

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    I'd just installed OS X 10.8, and booted to find the right side of my screen covered in Birthday and Calendar notifications! Since installing I've clicked 'Close' on way too many iCal notification alerts. Here's a script to close them all for you in one fell swoop. Since I still want iCal to popup a Notification alert for event alarms I've set, I don't want to simply disable all the iCal notifications (or set them to temporary banner alerts). However, it still occurs that sometimes a small pile of alerts have accrued while I was away from the computer, and I really hate hitting 'Close' a…
  • Create very unique signatures in Preview

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    You can make signatures in Preview that are pen and ink style drawings. I don't know if this has been posted yet, or if it is generally known, but I stumbled upon a neat feature of signatures in Preview.app. When you create a signature, if you you don't hold up a piece of paper with a signature on it, and simply smile for a mug shot, Preview will create a signature that is a neat pen and ink style image of yourself, or whatever is in front of the camera. I've created several, that for the right client, can be used as a humorous alternative to an actual signature. I also used a screen capture…
  • Custom margins in TextEdit

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    There is already an old hint about this topic, but it doesn't really explain it very clearly, only in the comments. Here's how you can change the margins in TextEdit to your favourite size, so that you can use, for example, the whole space on a sheet of paper when printing. First, save your document first as a Rich Text file (.rtf), if you have not already done this. To see the effect directly in your document, open it and enable under the Format menu the setting Wrap to Page for your document. Next open up the TextEdit preferences, switch to the tab Open and Save and check on the option…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Slashdot: Apple

  • You Can Now Run Beta Versions of OS X—For Free

    Unknown Lamer
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    redletterdave (2493036) writes "Apple on Tuesday announced the OS X Beta Seed Program, which allows anyone to download and install pre-release Mac software for the sake of testing and submitting feedback before the public launch. Until Tuesday, Apple charged users $99 a year to test out new OS X software—doing so required a paid-up developer account. (Testing new iPhone software still requires a separate developer account for another $99 a year.) Now, much the same way new OS X software is now totally free to download, it's also free to try out. All you need is an Apple ID to sign…
  • How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off

    Soulskill
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:12 pm
    alphadogg writes: "Apple is making a billion dollar bet on sapphire as a strategic material for mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad and perhaps an iWatch. Exactly what the company plans to do with the scratch-resistant crystal – and when – is still the subject of debate. Apple is creating its own supply chain devoted to producing and finishing synthetic sapphire crystal in unprecedented quantities. The new Mesa, Arizona plant, in a partnership with sapphire furnace maker GT Advanced Technologies, will make Apple one of the world's largest sapphire producers when it reaches…
  • Apple Fixes Major SSL Bug In OS X, iOS

    Soulskill
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Trailrunner7 writes: "Apple has fixed a serious security flaw present in many versions of both iOS and OS X and could allow an attacker to intercept data on SSL connections. The bug is one of many the company fixed Tuesday in its two main operating systems, and several of the other vulnerabilities have serious consequences as well, including the ability to bypass memory protections and run arbitrary code. The most severe of the vulnerabilities patched in iOS 7.1.1 and OSX Mountain Lion and Mavericks is an issue with the secure transport component of the operating systems. If an attacker was…
  • Apple, Google Vying For Mobile Game Exclusivity

    samzenpus
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:18 am
    An anonymous reader writes "Here's an interesting look at the battle for mobile video game money between Google and Apple. 'Last August, for the launch of "Plants Vs. Zombies 2," a highly anticipated sequel to a popular zombie-survival strategy game, publisher Electronic Arts Inc. struck a deal with Apple, which promoted the game prominently in its App Store, according to people familiar with the matter. In exchange, one of these people said, EA agreed to give Apple about a two-month window of exclusivity for the title, which wasn't released on Google's Android software until October.'"Read…
  • How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

    Soulskill
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Velcroman1 writes: "Car stereo salesmen and installers around the country are hoping Apple's CarPlay in-car infotainment system will have a big presence in the aftermarket car stereo industry. The Nikkei Asian Review reports that Alpine is making car stereo head units for between $500 – $700 that will run the iOS-like system Apple unveiled last month, and Macrumors added Clarion to the list of CarPlay supporters. Pioneer is also getting into the game, with support said to be coming to existing car stereo models in its NEX line ($700 – $1400) via firmware update, according to…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacNews Latest News

  • VisionTek announces mSATA mini enclosure

    dsellers
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:53 am
    VisionTek Products has announced the VisionTek mSATA mini Enclosure. The USB 3.0 bus-powered device is a plug and play solution for re-tasking an existing mSATA Solid State Drive after upgrading the SSD in a notebook or for adding a new mSATA SSD to create a portable external drive. Smaller than a business card and weighing 0.30 ounces, the mSATA mini Enclosure sports a USB 3.0/2.0 interface and a bus-powered design. An AC adapter isn't needed. It comes in a scratch-resistant aluminum housing. read more
  • Revi Charger is new battery, phone cable/charger

    dsellers
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    Revi Charger is a new, credit card-sized back-up battery and phone cable/charger. Its 2.5mm frame packs a 550 mAh battery. About the thickness of two credit cards, the Revi Charger fits into a wallet. With its flexible, built-in cable design, there's no need to carry extra cables. The Revi Charger can simultaneously charge its own battery and a smart phone when plugged into a USB port. It comes in micro USB and Lightning cable versions. It's available for pre-order at www.ReviCharger.com with pricing starting at US$25.
  • Prong delivers power solution/case for the iPhone

    dsellers
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    Prong has announced the PWR Case for the iPhone 5/5s. It's a combination case and power solution. The PWR Case includes a detachable backup battery and integrated plugs for charging in any outlet. The battery can be removed and recharged without any additional accessories while you still use your Apple smartphone in the inner, protective bumper. The Prong PWR Case — available in black, white, blue-grey and white-pink — will ship this summer. The presage price is US$60. Go to www.prong.com for more info.
  • Movavi introduces audio converter for OS X

    dsellers
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    Movavi has introduced Movavi Audio Converter for Mac OS X. It offers support for just about every type of music file, including Apple Audio and multi-channel tracks. Movavi Audio Converter also provides encoding, editing, audio extraction from video, track merging, and more. It's designed specifically for music lovers and provides a toolkit for managing digital music collections. read more
  • eMedia Music expands their Guitar Lab DVD series

    dsellers
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    eMedia Music, a publisher of music tutorial CDs and DVDs, will release three new titles in its Guitar Lab line of guitar instruction DVDs this month. The 50 Essential Bebop Licks, 50 Soul Jazz Licks, and 50 Right Hand Techniques You Must Know DVDs will be available April 30. They'll cost US$24.95 each. 
The Guitar Lab DVD series includes over 30 titles from beginner to advanced guitar and bass instruction. All feature Picture-in-Picture videos, a manual, standard notation, tab, Guitar Pro 6 files, practice rhythm tracks, and addition bonus material. Go to eMediaMusic.com for more info.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    CNET Blogs

  • Star Apps: Semi Precious Weapons

    Josh Rotter
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:07 pm
    The rock band on the rise talks about "Aviation," its new sound, and favorite apps.
  • Star Apps: Linkin Park

    Josh Rotter
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Linkin Park's Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda chat about the #LinkinSpark fan contest, their new album, the upcoming tour with Thirty Seconds to Mars and AFI, and their favorite apps.
  • Digital Deal: Up to 50 percent off EA/Origin games

    Tuong Nguyen
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
    Origin is launching its Gigabytes of Deals sale today. Users can save up to 50 percent on top-selling titles, including the Battlefield 4 Bundle, Sim City, The Sims 3, and more.
  • Star Apps: Adult

    Josh Rotter
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Adult's Adam Lee Miller talks Moogfest, current and classic albums, recording software, and favorite mobile apps.
  • 6 security tips for using public Wi-Fi

    Julie Wildhaber
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    Public hotspots leave your computer and your online accounts wide open. Here's how to use Wi-Fi wisely.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Mac Blog

  • Steve Jobs' Infamous Temper Lives on at Apple in Bug-Wrangler Kim Vorrath

    Jordan Golson
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Steve Jobs was infamous for his temper, with a famous story about him blowing up at the MobileMe team following a rocky rollout of that service in 2008. However, Jobs isn't the only employee at Apple with a short fuse. A profile in The Information studies Kim Vorrath, Apple's vice president in charge of "program management" for both iOS and OS X. She supervises Apple's thorough testing process to discover bugs and is the final arbiter of deadlines to ensure that software updates come out on time. One story in particular, relayed by Business Insider, tells of Vorrath's displeasure when she…
  • Apple Releases AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule Firmware Update 7.7.3 With Heartbleed Fix

    Juli Clover
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Apple today released AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule Firmware Update 7.7.3 for AirPorts with 802.11ac. The update includes security improvements related to SSL/TLS. AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.3 Available for: AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac Impact: An attacker in a privileged network position may obtain memory contents Description: An out-of-bounds read issue existed in the OpenSSL library when handling TLS heartbeat extension packets. An attacker in a privileged network position could obtain information from process memory. This…
  • ElevationLab Debuts Aluminum Elevation Stand for iMac and Apple Displays

    Juli Clover
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:57 pm
    ElevationLab today launched a new Kickstarter project for the Elevation Stand, an aluminum stand designed for the iMac and Apple displays. Aimed at improving posture, the Elevation Stand is milled from a single piece of aluminum to match the seamless look of the iMac and Apple’s displays. According to ElevationLab, the Elevation Stand has the smallest footprint of available iMac stands, along with a minimalistic design that hides extras like hard drives, USB hubs, cables, and more. It raises the monitor by 68mm, encouraging users to sit up straighter. The company is also debuting the…
  • First Generation Apple TVs Once Again Able to Connect to iTunes

    Juli Clover
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Over the weekend, Apple's first-generation Apple TVs were unable to access iTunes, an issue that affected Apple TV owners worldwide. It appears that Apple has resolved the problem as of Tuesday, with many first-generation Apple TV owners reporting on Apple's Support Communities that their Apple TVs are once again able to access iTunes. Some iOS users have speculated that the Apple TV downtime, along with the downtime for FaceTime on iOS 6, could be caused by internal communication upgrades related to the Heartbleed security issue, but Apple denied that any of its “key services” were…
  • Apple Releases OS X Security Update for Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion Users

    Juli Clover
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:19 am
    Alongside iOS 7.1.1, Apple today released Security Update 2014–002 for Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion users. The update includes fixes for several operating system vulnerabilities, detailed on Apple's support page. Apple recommends that all users download the update, which can be acquired via the Software Update tool in the Mac App Store or through the following links: - Security Update 2014–002 (Mavericks) (80.5 MB) - Security Update 2014–002 (Mountain Lion) (135.9 MB) - Security Update 2014–002 (Lion) (126.9 MB) - Security Update 2014–002 Server (Lion) (177.2 MB)
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Mac Observer

  • Why 4K Streaming Isn’t Really 4K

    John Martellaro
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    Apple's Tim Cook has said that TV is "a market we have an intense interest in." All the tech giants are selling small devices to deliver custom 1080p content (for now) on the Internet, but the TV industry is moving steadily to 4K Ultra HDTVs. What are the realistic prospects for streaming decent 4K TV on the Internet? John Martellaro tells you what you need to know.
  • The Golden Age of Mac Upgrades is (Once Again) Upon Us

    Dave Hamilton
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:40 am
    Years ago we Mac users enjoyed the ability to spend a little bit of money to upgrade our admittedly-expensive computers. It may seem like those days are behind us, but the reality is that we're truly in the thick of a new golden age of upgrades.
  • Apple Debuts ‘Powerful’ Spot Featuring iPhone 5s

    Kelly Guimont
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    Apple's new ad debuted last night on television, titled "Powerful" and featuring both the iPhone 5s and the song "Gigantic" by The Pixies.The Mac Observer Spin: Kelly loves the Pixies, so this ad was already a winner for her before the iPhone entered into it.
  • Nanotips Liquid Turns Any Gloves into Touchscreen Gloves

    Bryan Chaffin
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Nanotips is a great idea. This is a liquid you apply to the fingertips of your favorite pair of gloves to turn them into touchscreen gloves. It was originally funded on Kickstarter, but is now available for sale through REIGN23. There are two formulas: the first is called Nanotips Blue and is designed for cloth gloves. The second is Nanotips Black, which is designed everything else, including leather, rubber, and nylon. In the original Kickstarter video below, the creators demonstrate its versatility by using Nanotips Black to coat a Sharpie pen and using it as a stylus. A bottle is priced at…
  • Sponsor: Other World Computing (OWC)

    Dave Hamilton
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    It is my distinct pleasure to welcome Other World Computing back as this week's sponsor here at TMO. OWC has been making upgrades and other benefits available to Mac users since 1988, and their commitment to quality and customer service stands for itself. Read on for some great ideas about how to upgrade your Mac from them.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Apple Hot News

  • Apple Outlines Progress of Environmental Efforts

    21 Apr 2014 | 3:57 pm
    To coincide with Earth Day, Apple has launched an entirely new version of its Environmental Responsibility website. The site outlines how the company is reducing its impact on climate change, using greener materials, and conserving resources. A video narrated by Apple CEO Tim Cook explains that the philosophy behind the company’s green efforts is the same thing that drives everything Apple does — the desire to do better. In a letter on the site, Lisa Jackson, Apple’s Vice President of Environmental Initiatives, concludes, “At Apple, we continue to put nature at the center of our…
  • Next-Generation Hearing Aids Tune In to iPhone

    21 Apr 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Re/code writes about the benefits of Made for iPhone hearing aids for people such as 29-year-old Dusty Dorey, who enjoys visiting his local pub where his hearing aid automatically compensates for the noise levels inside. The article describes the built-in accessibility features in iOS that allow people with hearing loss to enjoy listening to music or conversing with Siri. Dorey tells Re/code, “I didn’t think about it until I turned on turn-by-turn navigation and it started going into my hearing aids. Having it pipe directly into your ears is awesome.”
  • Using Tablets to Reach Kids With Autism

    21 Apr 2014 | 3:47 pm
    CNN describes how iPad devices are helping autistic children learn communication and social skills. The article features an app called Flummox & Friends, created by Christa Dahlstrom, who was inspired by her autistic son to create a fully scripted TV show for iPad that “aims to educate children by being entertaining, not condescending.” Dahlstrom notes, “We’ve really started to see children’s media migrate from the TV screen to the iPad.” CNN also highlights a speech therapist who uses iPad to help kids connect socially and a parent whose son uses iPad in a way that helps him…
  • Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 2 in San Francisco

    3 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    Apple has announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference June 2 through June 6 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. At the conference, developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X. WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs to help developers integrate new technologies and fine-tune their apps, as well as the Apple Design Awards, which showcase the best apps from the past year. Developers can apply for tickets via the WWDC website now through Monday, April 7 at 10 a.m. PDT, and tickets…
  • Apple Leads Shift Toward Cleaner Internet

    2 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    A Greenpeace study shows that Apple leads the way in making the Internet greener and more sustainable, according to The Telegraph. Greenpeace’s “Clicking Clean” report looked at 19 major tech companies and concluded that Apple — with all its data centers powered by energy from sustainable sources — is the most aggressive in reaching the goal of 100 percent renewable energy. Apple’s shift to clean energy “made it clear why it’s one of the world’s most innovative and popular companies,” said Gary Cook, senior IT analyst at Greenpeace.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ATMac

  • Text-to-Speech isn’t VoiceOver

    Ricky Buchanan
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:36 pm
    I have noticed in several places now that some people are confused about what’s “VoiceOver” and what’s “Text to Speech” in terms of Mac OS X. This post is to attempt to clarify what each one is and why it’s important to know which one you’re talking about if you’re asking for help. “Text to Speech” is any time your computer is converting typed words into spoken ones. If you highlight a paragraph in TextEdit and then use control-click -> Speech -> Start Speaking to get the computer to talk to you, that’s text to…
  • Alternative Keyboard Layouts

    Ricky Buchanan
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Virtually all computer keyboards in English speaking countries are arranged so that the letter keys, if you read from the top-left, start off with Q W E R T Y. This layout is known by those first six letters – The “QWERTY” (pronounced like “k-were-tee”) layout. Most people aren’t aware of the fact, but there are alternatives to this arrangement of letters and punctuation and the alternatives can be very useful for assistive technology. This article doesn’t go into the technical details of how to use alternative keyboard layouts with a Mac computer.
  • How To Speak to Your iPhone or iPad

    Ricky Buchanan
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Did you know that your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch has no less than three different ways built in for you to speak to it? They are: Voice Control Siri Dictation Each system has its own uses, advantages and disadvantages. Voice Control The Voice Control system was first introduced in iOS 3.2 on the iPhone 3GS and was the earliest form of voice control available on iDevices. Voice Control uses the device itself for voice processing which means it can be quite slow – especially on older devices – but also means it works in places where there is no fast internet connection available.
  • Solving iOS Battery Drain

    Ricky Buchanan
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:21 pm
    There is a really great article by Scotty Loveless today about solving iOS battery drain. Scotty’s worked as an Apple Genius for two years so he really knows what he’s talking about, and all of his recommendations mirror suggestions that I frequently make to people which is nice and reassuring! Even for those of us who don’t have a problem, per se, with battery drain this could be a good read. Why? When you use your iPhone or iPad for something assistive you probably use it a lot. Especially when the devices are used for communication (AAC) I’m guessing they’re…
  • Text-to-Speech or Speech-to-Text?

    Ricky Buchanan
    30 Mar 2014 | 6:57 pm
    There are a lot of searches that find this blog using the phrases “speech to text” and “text to speech” or equivalents using words like “voice”, “speaking”, “typing”, and so on. It seems from the logs, that a lot of people aren’t sure what the difference is between “speech to text” and “text to speech” so I thought I’d clarify. “Text to speech” is where the computer speaks. The computer can speak anything and it’s still text to speech – it could speak what you’re…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Insanely Great Mac

  • Apple opens OS X betas to everyone

    Mike Flaminio
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    <blockquote class=quote>The OS X Beta Seed Program gives users the opportunity to run pre-release software. Test-drive beta software and provide quality and usability feedback that will help make OS X even better. Join the OS X Beta Seed Program and accept the Beta Seed and Confidentiality Agreement. Apple will provide a Beta Access Utility for your Mac, which gives you access to pre-release versions of OS X in the Mac App Store Updates panel. </blockquote> Basically anyone could do this, but they had to pay $99 a year to get access to the developer builds. So, now everyone can…
  • Apple patches triple handshake, other vulnerabilities

    Mike Flaminio
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    Apple Tuesday pushed out security fixes for iOS and OS X that address a number of security bugs and vulnerabilities. One of the bigger issues is dubbed &quot;triple handshake." Apple describes it in its security bulletin that covers OS X 10.8 and later, iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, and iPod touch 5G and later. <blockquote class=quote>An attacker with a privileged network position may capture data or change the operations performed in sessions protected by SSL Description: In a 'triple handshake' attack, it was possible for an attacker to establish two connections which had…
  • Apple TV ad Powerful shows off iPhone 5s prowess

    Mike Flaminio
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Tagged More Powerful than You Think, Apple's new iPhone 5s ad touts a number of great apps that enhances the iPhones capabilities. <iframe width=&quot;640&quot; height=&quot;360&quot; src=&quot;//www.youtube.com/embed/ODmfmUWqlSA&quot; frameborder=&quot;1&quot; allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 1Password gets significant updates to iOS, OS X

    Mike Flaminio
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    <blockquote class=quote>1Password 4.3 for the Mac App Store is a *massive update* that includes all the features from our v4.2 update for our website version. There's great new stuff here that you've been asking for, such as: updating existing items right in the browser when you change passwords, editing items right in 1Password mini, lots of new keyboard shortcuts, USB drive support, sync improvements, and much more!</blockquote> These updates follow right on the heels of the massive Heartbleed vulnerability. I've been a big fan of 1Password for years and Heartbleed exemplified…
  • Proposed Thunderbolt standard promises to support dual 4K displays

    Mike Flaminio
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    Andrew Coningham for Ars: <blockquote class=quote>Doubling the available bandwidth will enable next-generation Thunderbolt controllers to drive two 4K displays simultaneously, where current controllers can only drive one. The new controllers will allegedly be compatible with a variety of other protocols as well, including DisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.0, and HDMI 2.0.</blockquote> This info comes on leaked slides from Intel. This could all change, but offers a window into what could be in the works. One would assume Apple would adopt any new standards as it's pretty invested in…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Macmegasite

  • Award-Winning Productivity App NoteSuite is $0.99 for One Week Only

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Minneapolis, Minnesota – Theory.io announces today that NoteSuite for iPad, which debuted in June 2013 as the No. 1-selling iPad and Mac productivity app, is now available for only $0.99 for one week only – its lowest price ever. Normally priced at $4.99, NoteSuite for iPad will be available for this special price until April 30, 2014. NoteSuite for Mac remains at its regular price of $4.99. NoteSuite is the winner of multiple Editor’s Choice awards, including being named one of the “Best of Mac App Store 2013″ by Apple, and has been acclaimed by publications…
  • America’s Favorite Puzzle Celebrates 60 years with New Just Jumble App

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    Chicago, Illinois – Adveractive, Inc. and Tribune Content Agency, LLC announce the launch of Just Jumble(R), a free app that introduces millions of fans of the iconic daily Jumble(R) brainteaser to a new game twist on mobile and tablet devices. Just Jumble launched today, April 23, in the Apple App Store. Just Jumble is a fast playing, challenging new variant of the daily Jumble(R) currently syndicated to over 600 newspapers, magazines and web sites. This app is utterly simple to play and fun for players of any age. These are the humorous puzzles that people have loved for 60 Years…
  • Northern Tale 2 released on Mac

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    Klaipeda, Lithuania – Realore, today, is pleased to announce the release of its award-winning resource management game Northern Tale 2 for Macs. The second installment in the series continues the story of mighty king of the Vikings Ragnar and his friends – the Druid and the Exorcist. In Northern Tale part one Ragnar saved his daughters from the evil witch Gesta and cleansed his kingdom of her curse. Victorious, he returned home hoping to live a happy life bringing prosperity to his kingdom. Little did he know that Gesta was alive and already weaving a plot to destroy the peace…
  • SnapShape hits the App Store; Photo and Video has a new unique App

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Melbourne, Australia – SnapShape allows users to snap photos & videos through shapes. Create a beautiful silhouette or simply frame a perfect memory with an ideal shape to never forget. Taking photos & videos is such an important part of everyone’s memories. With SnapShape this memory can now be even more special by adding your own unique interpretation. A simple, clean and user friendly app that allows for beautiful photos & videos. There are over 30 amazing shapes you can use to snap your photos or videos through. It is great fun for all ages – simply pick your…
  • ZipGrade Grades 1,000,000 Paper Multiple Choice Tests

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Chicago, Illinois – Since ZipGrade was released at the start of the school year, it has graded over 1,000,000 papers. At 18,021 papers, the busiest day was April 21, 2014. ZipGrade has saved teachers countless hours of hand grading while offering immediate feedback to students in the classroom. To use ZipGrade, a teacher chooses from a 20, 50 or 100 question form on the website. All forms are free to download, print, and customize. Within the app, the teacher defines a key for each test or scans a known good paper. From there, to grade a paper a teacher merely aligns the paper in the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    prMac

  • Award-Winning Productivity App NoteSuite is $0.99 for One Week Only

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Minneapolis based Theory.io today announces an 80-Percent Markdown NoteSuite for iPad. NoteSuite helps users stay organized by capturing their notes, to-dos and documents in one organized place. It is the only mobile app to combine full-featured note taking, to-do management, PDF annotation, web clipping, drawing and document organization together in one app. NoteSuite for Mac automatically syncs with NoteSuite for iPad via iCloud and combines note-taking, to-do management and more.
  • America's Favorite Puzzle Celebrates 60 years with New Just Jumble App

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    The new, free Just Jumble app is out! Jumble: That Scrambled word game is played by millions of people every day. Invented in 1954, Jumble(R) is syndicated to more than 600 newspapers, magazines and web sites. Just Jumble is a fast playing, entertaining new variant of the daily Jumble with over 240 fun and punny creations by puzzle masters David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek. Just Jumble, the first-ever free Jumble app, will delight word puzzle lovers all over the globe.
  • Northern Tale 2 released on Mac

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Realore, today, announces the release of its award-winning resource management game Northern Tale 2 for Macs. In Northern Tale part one Ragnar saved his daughters from the evil witch Gesta and cleansed his kingdom of her curse. Victorious, he returned home hoping to live a happy life bringing prosperity to his kingdom. Little did he know that Gesta was alive and already weaving a plot to destroy the peace brought to the lands of the Vikings.
  • SnapShape hits the App Store; Photo and Video has a new unique App

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    SnapShape allows users to snap photos & videos through Shapes. Simply pick your favorite shape and take your photo or video through it. Create a beautiful silhouette or simply frame a perfect memory with an ideal shape to never forget. A simple, clean and user friendly app that allows for beautiful photos & videos. The app makes creating unique photos & videos a breeze. You can also add music and create a personalized watermark. Create your special memories with SnapShape today.
  • Kickstarting 'Freya' - A Women's Calendar For 21st Century

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Following the positive reception of CircleTime, its creators decided to take the new round calendar a notch further - by combining the circular format with a calendar for women. The calendar will let you track the menstrual and fertility cycles with a circle. From this idea was born Freya, a calendar app that the HedgeHog team plans to implement for Apple iOS devices. They decided to seek support on Kickstarter. The fundraising campaign is expected to be launched in May 2014.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Inside Mac Games

  • Conquer The Last Federation At Mac Game Store

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April 23, 2014 6:00 AMArcen Games' The Last Federation is now available for purchase and download from Mac Game Store. The sci-fi turn-based strategy game features up to 5 factions competing at once, eight unique races, multiple difficulty levels, and a deep simulation of an entire solar system and its billions of inhabitants.From the creators of AI War: Fleet Command comes an all-new grand strategy title with turn-based tactical combat, set in a deep simulation of an entire solar system and its billions of inhabitants. You are the last of a murdered race, determined to unify or destroy the 8…
  • Beat'em Up Puzzle Solving On The Way In Bazalth

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April 23, 2014 6:00 AMHelium Games, a new indie game studio based in Belgium, has announced the development of its first game, Bazalth: Don't trust the signs. The one player action adventure game will combine action/beat'em up phases with more quiet puzzle solving moments. Helium plans to release the game in late 2014.Fight evil with evilBazalth: Don’t trust the sign is the story of the crazy promise from a strange old man to the Gloupsys, some peaceful and innocent creatures who’ve been persecuted by powerful demons for too long!Bazalth, a demon child, is the unique hope of an entire…
  • IMG Reviews Syberia

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April 23, 2014 6:00 AMInside Mac Games' Ted Bade has posted a new review of Syberia from Anuman Interactive and Microïds. The adventure game follows the exploits of Kate Walker, a young New York lawyer whose assignment to sell an automaton factory in Europe leads her on an unexpected journey.Here's an excerpt:You play the part of a New York Lawyer named Kate Walker. She has been tasked with going to a remote village in the French Alps to complete the sale of a local toy company to a larger U.S. firm. Kate arrives to find that the owner has passed away, and that she has left a letter…
  • Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure Available May 7

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April 23, 2014 6:00 AMAtlas U.S.A. and Big Finish Games have announced a delay in the release of Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure, revealing it will now debut on May 7. The game is the first installment in the Tex Murphy adventure game series since it was brought back to life in a successful Kickstarter campaign. Players will take the role of the private investigator in a post-apocalyptic San Francisco, once again searching for clues, solving puzzles, and investigating crimes.Tex Murphy wakes up – disoriented and head pounding – on the fire escape outside his office atop the Ritz…
  • Millie Comes To MGS

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April 23, 2014 6:00 AMForever Entertainment's Millie is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The maze puzzle puts players in control of a millipede seeking to become a pilot. To succeed they will need to complete more than 90 levels spanning 3 unique environments.You've always dreamt of flying. Roaming high in the clouds, free from all worries. Just gliding through air like a bird. Unfortunately, you were born as a millipede, and your best chance of launching to the sky is probably in some crows mouth... or is it?Rumor has it that the local Aviation School is accepting…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacUser

  • Apple marks Earth Day with swipe at Samsung as it displays green cred

    Kenny Hemphill
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Apple has marked Earth Day with a full-page advert in some UK newspapers in which it takes a playful swipe at Samsung with the headline ‘There are some ideas we want you to copy.’ Those ideas all relate to measures Apple has taken to reduce its impact on the environment. The advert features an image of a solar farm, presumably one of the ones Apple built to power one of its data centres, and in the copy beneath, the company says ‘There’s one area where we actually encourage others to imitate us, because when everyone makes the environment a priority, we all…
  • Google and Apple fight to woo developers for app exclusivity

    Kenny Hemphill
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:16 am
    Ever wondered how a particular app finds itself in that coveted Editor’s Choice slot on the App Store? A report in the Wall Street Journal may have at least part of the answer. According to the WSJ, Apple and Google are fighting to persuade developers of high-profile apps to put them on iOS and Android respectively, without making them available on the other platform, at least for a limited time. Among the ‘perks’ offered in return for exclusivity is priority placement on the App Store. The Journal claims that this is exactly what was offered to Cut the Rope developer,…
  • Apple TV first-generation users cut off from iTunes content

    Adam Banks
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Users across the world are reporting a loss of access to the iTunes Store on their first-generation Apple TV units. While a few have said a restart fixed the problem, most of those discussing the problem on Apple’s support forums have found no solution. Many are speculating that Apple has deliberately disabled iTunes connectivity for the obsolete model, although the absence of any note on the device’s support landing page suggests the cutoff is accidental. The first-generation Apple TV was the only model with a built-in hard disk to store content. Users report that even playback…
  • Facebook’s version of Find My Friends launches as Nearby Friends

    Kenny Hemphill
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    Facebook has announced a new feature which will allow users who opt in to find Friends in nearby locations, in a similar manner to Apple’s Find My Friends. In a press release, Facebook explained: If you turn on Nearby Friends, you’ll occasionally be notified when friends are nearby, so you can get in touch with them and meet up. For example, when you’re headed to the movies, Nearby Friends will let you know if friends are nearby so you can see the movie together or meet up afterward. Nearby Friends offers granular control over who can see when you’re close by. You can set it…
  • Wireless industry commits to iOS-style anti-theft measures

    Kenny Hemphill
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    Several manufacturers of mobile phones and tablets, including Apple, as well as the networks which carry data have made a commitment to introduce anti-theft measures by the middle of next year, according to Re/code. Along with Apple, Google, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia and Samsung have signed the agreement and they’ve been joined by the five largest wireless carriers in the US. Re/code reported: Those signing the pledge agree that devices going on sale after July 2015 will have the ability to remotely wipe data and be rendered inoperable, if the user chooses, to prevent the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Macenstein

  • Apple’s latest campaign further encourages people to be that asshole that videos stuff with their iPad

    Dr. Macenstein
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    Anyone with kids old enough to require that you show up at some sort of recital or school concert knows that it is nearly impossible to get decent video of that event. In the old days, the parents who cared would actually bring a video camera to the event. Only 1/3 of those parents knew […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed an Ovalith Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:05 pm
    OVALITH DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 30 seconds BUY-IT Price: ?? GEMS HOW TO BREED: Gem Dragon – must be earned by redeeming Magic Eggs (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 […]
  • How to: Get your 30-inch Apple Display to work with your new Mac Pro

    Dr. Macenstein
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    What’s another $100 when you’ve already spent $10,000 on a Mac Pro, am I right? Here’s another tip from my “this might only affect me but I’ll throw it out there anyway” department (and I suppose this could also be filed under “First-World-Problems” too)… So after over 2 months of waiting, I finally received my […]
  • Pretty sure SelfieBot could raise $4 million in one day on KickStarter

    Dr. Macenstein
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
    If there’s one thing I hate, it’s April Fool’s Day, but if there’s one thing I LOVE, it’s well made, clever videos that show us how ridiculous, self-centered, and technology-dependant we humans have become! And yes, I want one. via the geniuses at gosphero
  • This looks cool: Pyle’s Street Blaster

    Dr. Macenstein
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:32 am
    Mmmm… 1000 watts… This Bluetooth boom box from Pyle Audio looks almost exactly like one I had in 1992 that I bought because I was young and thought it looked like a bazooka. Still the thing was crazy loud, and this looks similarly promising. The Street Blaster is a full range stereo speaker system offering […]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacUpdate: Recent Mac OS X

  • SnapGene Viewer 2.3.4 - View richly annotated sequence files. (Free)

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    SnapGene Viewer is a versatile tool for creating and sharing richly annotated sequence files. It opens many common file formats.Version 2.3.4: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.OS X 10.5 or laterDownload Now
  • MovieSherlock Pro 5.3.4 - Download and convert videos from the Web. (Demo)

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:39 am
    MovieSherlock Pro captures videos playing in your browser or downloads them directly from YouTube, Vimeo, and DailyMotion. MovieSherlock Pro's powerful conversion engine creates high-quality copies in seconds! Whether or not you have the URL of the video you want to download, MovieSherlock Pro is an ideal media-capture solution. Capture video streams directly from your browser window. With the click of a button MovieSherlock Pro can detect, download, and convert many videos streaming in your browser automatically. If you know the URL, simply launch MovieSherlock Pro, paste the address, and…
  • Smart Notes 3.13 - Simple note app with iCloud syncing. (Demo)

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:37 am
    Smart Notes is a very simple and easy-to-use notes application with a minimalist design. It uses iCloud technologies for notes-syncing between your iPhones, iPads, and Macs. It doesn't do many of the things that other notes apps do, however it executes its few functions with grace: Multiple categories for your notes Manual categories sorting order Plain text for your notes Sort notes by modification date or alphabetically Full text search Share notes via email AirPrint support iCloud support Native iPhone, iPhone 5, iPad, and Mac minimalist interfaces Automatic notes backup Version 3.13:…
  • Audulus 2.7 - Minimalist modular audio processor. (Commercial)

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    Audulus is a minimalist modular audio-processing application. With Audulus, you can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio. All with low-latency, real-time processing suitable for live performance. Audulus's user interface is clean, simple, and easy to learn, allowing you to focus on sound. Features: Audio Unit hosting - use your favorite plugins Fluid interface - smooth animated interaction MIDI control - use your control surface or MIDI keyboard Presets - quickly change between settings Unlimited history - everything you do is stored Polyphony - process multiple voices…
  • VidBas 3.3.3 - Easily capture almost any video from your web browser. (Demo)

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    VidBas lets you download almost any video you can view in your browser. Features: Automatic capturing: just launch VidBas, open video in browser and see how its automatically downloads! Multi-browser support: support for Safari, FireFox, Chrome and any other browser. Unlimited concurrent download: catch as many videos concurrently as there are in the world. iTunes integration: add downloads to iTunes library downloads and copy them to any of your devices such as: iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. Save videos as MP3 or as MP4. Fast download: 15x faster than real time! Version 3.3.3: Release notes were…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    everythingiCafe

  • New ‘Powerful’ iPhone 5s TV Ad Features ‘Gigantic’ By The Pixies

    Christopher Meinck
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Apple debuted a new commercial on prime time TV tonight that featured a song from the Pixies. The ad featured a new version of ‘Gigantic’, a song that debuted on the 1988 Surfer Rosa album, credited for being an influential album that help spawn the alternative rock scene including Nirvana and Pearl Jam. The upbeat commercial shows how the iPhone 5s being used to film, record music and play games. There is also a nod to health apps, with a blood pressure app, something that could see a big push in iOS 8. It’s a long spot, spanning a minute and thirty seconds. The commercial…
  • Apple Opens Mac OS X Beta Program To Everyone

    Christopher Meinck
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Apple has announced major changes to their Mac OS X beta software program, allowing non-developers to sign up for new pre-release software releases. This is a major shift in strategy for Apple, who had previously required a developer account to trial unreleased software. This should be a further blow to what’s left of Apple’s software NDA, at least as it applies to their desktop software. Users interested in taking part in testing beta software are encouraged to join the OS X Beta Seed Program. For now, this is limited to Mac OS X Mavericks. Apple is likely going to announce a…
  • Apple Releases iOS 7.1.1 Software Update, Apps With In-App Purchases Labeled

    Christopher Meinck
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Apple today has released iOS 7.1.1, a minor update that includes improvements to Touch ID, bug fixes and security updates. According to the changelog, the following are included in iOS 7.1.1. Further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition Fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness Fixes and issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled Update: One of the more notable changes is in the App Store. When viewing apps in either the Top Charts or Featured sections, applications that include in-app purchases are now labeled. While iOS 7.1 was a rather big…
  • Sony In Talks With Danny Boyle To Direct Jobs Film, Leo DiCaprio Could Star

    Christopher Meinck
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Following earlier reports that David Fincher could not reach an agreement with Sony Pictures, they are said to be in negotiations with David Boyle to direct the Steve Jobs biopic. Known for his work on “The Beach”, Boyle is rumored to have spoken with Leonardo DiCaprio regarding the leading role. Last month, there were reports that David Fincher had demanded Christian Bale be cast as Jobs or he would pass. Sony appears prepared to go in a different direction. Sony’s Jobs movie is based on the Walter Isaacson book and written by Aaron Sorkin, known for his work on The Social…
  • Mailbox 2.0 Adds Dropbox Sync and Auto-swipe

    Christopher Meinck
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Dropbox has dropped version 2.0 of Mailbox, the popular third-party mail app which continues to see a steady stream of updates. The newest release brings with it support for syncing preferences across your iOS devices using Dropbox. This gains importance thanks to Auto-swipe, also introduced today. Auto-swipe was part of a slew of announcements made by Dropbox earlier this month. Mailbox learns from your swipes and snoozes to automate common actions. For example, if you snooze work messages over the weekend, route all social messages to a list, Mailbox learns your habits and will do this…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    macZOT!

  • The Enolsoft Bundle

    MacZOT
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The Enolsoft Bundle PDF Compressor ($29) + PDF Password Remover ($29) = $5.99! Normally: $58.00 ZOT Price: $5.99 Click to macZOT!   This bundle is a combination of Enolsoft PDF Compressor and PDF Password Remover that will help to reduce PDF file size according to your needs and remove passwords for encrypted PDF files with ease. This is the first time this bundle has been offered, don't miss out!   What you get: PDF Compressor for Mac: Compresses and reduces PDF file size by optimizing the resolution and compression method of images, removing unused…
  • The Ginormous Bundle

    MacZOT
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The Ginormous Bundle $4505 worth of Premium Resources – Only $79 Normally: $4505.00 ZOT Price: $79.00 Click to macZOT!   This bundle is a combination of premium resources from Designious, Vectorious and DesignTNT that will cover all your needs for projects that are due this spring, the upcoming summer and the rest of the year. You will find here a HUGE collection of top-quality design resources which will help you save precious time and huge amounts of money!   What you get: Vectors: - 800 Vector Illustrations worth $3320 - 345 Vectors worth $340 - 10 T-shirt Designs worth…
  • Quick Print

    MacZOT
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Quick Print A handy utility that allows you to print in an incredibly quick way. Normally: $9.99 ZOT Price: $6.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Quick Print prints the Finder's selected items without opening the native application and prints the Clipboard. Currently it supports:   Images   Fonts   Text files   Web browser files   PDFs   Content of folders System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later and Intel Mac – Full Mavericks compatibility.
  • Mail Stationery

    MacZOT
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Mail Stationery Once in a while, plain words are just not enough. Normally: $19.99 ZOT Price: $9.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial     Jumsoft presents the Mail Stationery collection of 150 high-quality templates for Apple's Mail, divided into 9 categories. Our professional designers have produced not only visually attractive but also highly functional designs to enhance your emails. Most of the templates come with up to eight extra color themes or design variations, which will maximize your available choices for creative solutions. You can explore these by simply clicking…
  • SixtyFour for Mac

    MacZOT
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    SixtyFour for Mac Reduce Memory Overhead by Opening Apps in 32-Bit Mode. SixtyFour presents a list of 64-bit apps that can open in 32-bit mode and facilitates the setting of a preference to force a listed app to open in 32-bit mode. Normally: $2.99 ZOT Price: $0.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   SixtyFour, a Memory Optimizer for Mac Not all Macs are created equal. Not every Mac comes with the RAM needed to open and run a dozen RAM-hungry Mac apps.   If your Mac is older, or short on RAM, there’s a system utility to help you reduce memory usage and start up apps faster. All…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Apple

  • Another day, another ridiculous cloud storage deal

    Barb Darrow
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    It isn’t free, but it’s pretty darn close. iDrive is now offering iPhone and iPad users 100GB of storage for 99 cents per year. Apple iCloud users get 5GB for free, but Apple charges $100 for 50GB a year. The small print is that this deal is good for in-app purchase only. The company already offered a free tier of storage, up to 5GB, for its regular (not-necessarily-mobile) users. The next tier after that is $34.75 per year for up to 300 GB of storage. This is just the latest in what seems to be a race to the bottom in cloud storage and file-share pricing. Google Drive and…
  • Viber launches new polished apps for iOS 7 and BlackBerry 10

    Kevin Fitchard
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    The popular texting and VoIP calling service Viber is overhauling its app for iOS 7, bringing the operating system’s characteristic clean, flat look to its user interface as well as several new features. Viber also created a version of its app for BlackBerry’s newest operating system BlackBerry 10. The iPhone enhancements include the ability to send multiple photos and videos at the same time, send lengthier videos and to create block lists of unwanted numbers or contacts. Viber’s new multi-photo feature on the iPhone (source: Viber) The BlackBerry 10 app will support all of the core…
  • Truecaller brings universal caller ID to iOS through a workaround

    Kif Leswing
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Truecaller, the Swedish reverse-lookup phone directory, has expanded its Live Caller ID feature to its iOS app, allowing users to quickly look up unknown numbers from the home screen, the company announced on Tuesday. While Truecaller’s Live Caller ID feature has been available on Android since 2010, it’s much more difficult to integrate on iOS because Apple’s platform does not let apps intercept calls. This means Truecaller had to find a workaround, but it’s a fairly innocuous one: When you receive a phone call from a number you don’t recognize, you simply…
  • Why can Nike dump the Fuelband? With friends like Apple, it doesn’t need its own hardware

    Kif Leswing
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:55 pm
    If you want to track your fitness with Nike software, you’re probably going to have to use Apple products. The news that Nike had laid off a majority of its digital sport hardware engineering team last week meant the reported end of Nike’s FuelBand, the oldest of the current generation of wearable fitness trackers. Nike will still be a player in the wearable space, but it will no longer be producing hardware, according to reports from CNET and Recode. If Nike exits the physical wearable market, as now seems likely, Apple will be the primary sensor maker for Nike’s future…
  • First generation Apple TVs unable to connect to iTunes store since Thursday

    Kif Leswing
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:51 am
    First generation Apple TVs have lost their ability to connect to iTunes, according to a 25-page-long thread on Apple’s support forum. Users report they cannot connect to the iTunes store to download or stream movies, TV shows and podcasts, although most internet functions, such as Youtube, are working. The issue appears to be widespread and worldwide, implying an issue on Apple’s backend. Users first noticed the issue last Thursday. Apple has yet to state whether this is a temporary glitch or an intentional change to functionality. The first generation Apple TV was released…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Mac Tricks And Tips

  • Solve Pinch To Zoom Not Working In Safari

    admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
    Hey, One of the many features of Safari is the ability to use the pinch to zoom feature on track pads and the magic mice. This is useful for zooming in on image and webpages. If, however, you don’t seem to have this ability all of a sudden with the latest version of Safari or Mavericks there is a solution to this problem. It turns out after a lot of digging and searching the implementation of Adblock causes this ability to be disabled. However by restarting the extensions within Safari this problem is solved. To enable pinch to zoom within Safari open up the extensions preferences pane.
  • Create Your Own Website With Your Photo Stream Images In iPhoto

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Hey, People take a lot of images, if it is with your iPhone or digital camera, or other image capture device. These images should be shared, and there is no better way to do that than within iCloud and iPhoto. You can take an image directly and then share it with the world using the iCloud service. You even get your own URL which you can share with friends and family. The result of this is that every time your share and image to the photo stream it is visible to anyone who knows the URL. Sharing Your Images Within iPhoto To share your images, open up iPhoto and select the image you want to…
  • Speeds Up Your Mac’s Desktop

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    Hey, Today we have a quick tip for those that are experiencing a slow desktop when on your Mac. Due to the functionality of  your desktop, your Mac wants to render videos and images. This is so it can generate a thumbnail for your desktop. This, in some circumstances, can slow your Mac down. Although using a tool such as CleanMyMac, helps with keeping your Mac in tip top shape, there are other methods. The quickest method in speeding up your desktop is to delete the icon, however there are alternatives. Having videos on the desktop can slow your Mac down. Speeding Up Your Desktop Icons Other…
  • Navigate Your Life More Efficiently By Syncing With Apple Maps

    admin
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    Hey, Todays post is going to discuss some of the rather cool things you can do with the Apple Maps app on your Mac and the method in which you can push places and cool locations to your iDevices. This allows you to set up locations and routes on your Mac, using the app and then send these routes to your mobile. I think it is a quick may to setup these locations on your Mac, sometimes I find using the Map app a little slow. Find Your Location If you haven’t used the Maps app yet it is located within the applications folder on your Mac. Open this app and then find the location your want…
  • Adjust The Notification Centre Banner Time

    admin
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    Hey, I came across a rather interesting post today on the various newsgroups on the web, it was a discussion in changing the length of time in which a notification banner persists within the left hand side of the screen. These are the ones that appear when your get a new mail message, iTunes track, or a variety of other messages. With a nifty terminal trick you can change the length of time in which this message is displayed. Adjust the time in which these little notifications are displayed. Changing The Length Of Time The time in which a notification banner is present is dependant on the a…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacBlogz

  • GameStop Expanding Beyond Video Games with Aggressive Growth Plans for Simply Mac Stores

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    Major video game retailer GameStop is making a significant push to broaden its business, expanding its retail operations with new brands and stores that will focus on Apple gear and AT&T Mobility products, reports The Star-Telegram. While the diversification will include a move into AT&T mobile services through GameStop's acquisition of Spring Mobile, of more interest for Apple users is GameStop's plans for Simply Mac, a chain of authorized Apple resale and repair shops that focuses on smaller markets where Apple has not shown interest in opening its own stores. Founded in 2006 in Utah,…
  • iPhone 101: Troubleshooting iTunes error codes

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Have you ever encountered a weird error code when you connect your iPad or iPhone to your Mac? These may pop up when you are updating your iOS device software or backing up your iPad or iPhone to your Mac. Below you will find a list of these errors,...
  • References to Siri for Apple TV Found in iOS 7.1 Code

    Eric Slivka
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    Amid persistant rumors that Apple is developing a revamped Apple TV set-top box, new code appearing in iOS 7.1 indicates that the company is indeed working on building in support for Siri voice input on the Apple TV, as highlighted by 9to5Mac. The references are included in both iOS 7.1 and iOS 7.1.1, but not in earlier releases such as iOS 7.0.6. The file is a supporting property-list resource for Assistant (Apple's internal name for Siri), containing information about the feature. The UIDeviceFamily array declares what platforms are compatible with the feature. As shown by Apple’s…
  • YouTube Find: Animals go insane over the iPad

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    We all know how much cats love the iPad, but did you know that dogs, birds and lizards love it, too? Check out this entertaining compilation video below showcasing our furry and not-so-furry friends enjoying some quality time with everyone's favorite...
  • Apple's New 'Powerful' iPhone 5s Micro-Site Profiles Apps from Latest TV Ad

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    Apple today unveiled a new section on its website dedicated to the "Powerful" ad that made its prime time television premiere on Tuesday. The commercial promotes the message that with the capabilities of the iPhone 5s "You're more powerful than you think." The accompanying website continues this "Powerful" theme that promotes the iPhone 5s as having the power "to create, shape, and share your life. The power to do everyday things in extraordinary ways, and to do extraordinary things every day." The new page includes both a high-definition version of the television commercial as well as links…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2014.04.20

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:32 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 485. Sick of Heartbleed? Me too, but… Latest iPhone 6 rumors. Latest iWatch rumors. Carplay for the rest of us. Yahoo wants search on iOS. Office may still suck, but support doesn’t. Clear the dynamic link editor (dyld) cache. iWork’s connection to Google Docs. File formats and the future. Time Machine dual monitor bug. 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…
  • Maccast 2014.04.06 - Macworld/iWorld 2014 (day 3)

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    6 Apr 2014 | 2:11 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 484. A special episode of the Maccast with the third day of interviews from the expo floor at Macworld/iWorld 2014. Interviews with: - Core Brands: Korus - Rogue Amoeba - Flashback - Lightricks: Facetune - Refurb.me - Henge Docks - Optrix - BusyMac: BusyContacts Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsor: Gazelle - The fast and easy place to get cash for your used iPhone, iPad, and other Apple gadgets Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
  • Maccast 2014.04.03 - Macworld/iWorld 2014 (day2)

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 483. A special episode of the Maccast with the second day of interviews from the expo floor at Macworld/iWorld 2014. Interviews with: - Smile - Petcube - Readdle - Olloclip - Macpaw - Hider 2 - e3 Software - Direct Mail - macphun Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
  • Maccast 2014.03.28 - Macworld/iWorld 2014 (day1)

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    28 Mar 2014 | 9:40 am
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 482. A special episode of the Maccast with interviews from the expo floor at Macworld/iWorld 2014. Interviews with: - Drobo - iSkelter - Twocanoes - Livescribe - BearExtender Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Everweb - A fully featured, drag and drop website builder for Mac OS X. lynda.com - Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video tutorials. Visit lynda.com/maccast to start your free trial. Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
  • Maccast 2014.03.17

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek) & Erfon Elijah
    17 Mar 2014 | 11:59 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 481. Latest iPhone 6 rumors. Let the iOS 8 rumors begin. iTunes Radio is popular, but not most. Interview with Erfon Elijah from Cult of Mac's The Cultcast. 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 Smile - smilesoftware.com Shownotes in: HTML or OPML Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacMost

  • Creating Photo Slideshows With Keynote

    Gary Rosenzweig
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    While you can use a variety of tools to create basic slideshows, Keynote may be the most powerful tool for quickly creating interesting photo slideshows. You can instantly create a slideshow by dragging and dropping photos from the Finder into the thumbnail list in Keynote. You can then add transitions, text, shapes and other objects […]
  • Using Text Columns In Pages

    Gary Rosenzweig
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    You can set your text to appear in one, two or more columns. Using multiple columns can make it easier to include elements like photos in your documents. You can flow your text between different numbers of columns on a single page, but it can be trickily to implement. Video Transcript (Click to Expand) Hi, […]
  • Using Autofill In Numbers

    Gary Rosenzweig
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:52 am
    Numbers can automatically fill in cells for you if you want to repeat a value, or create a sequence. You can use Autofill to add a set of sequential numbers or dates to cells. You can also have the cells follow a pattern. If you are using tables properly, formulas included in cells will repeat […]
  • Creating Professional End Credits In iMovie

    Gary Rosenzweig
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:15 am
    Once you have created your video masterpiece, you may want to put some professional-looking credits at the end. You can do this with the Scrolling Credits title effect in iMovie. But with a little work, you can make the credits look even better by moving them over and adding images that appear to the left […]
  • Searching For Files With the Finder

    Gary Rosenzweig
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
    You can use the Finder’s search function to find files by content or name. You can further narrow the field by adding more search criteria, like file type and date. You can also save searches as Smart Folders that will automatically update to show you the latest results for specific criteria as the files on […]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    thriftmac

  • Sublime Text

    Mark
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    Sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose has a slick user interface and features goto anything, multiple selections, a command palette, distraction-free mode, split editing and instant project switch. A licence is required for continued use, but there is no time limit for evaluation.
  • 10 free Mac apps you should be using

    Mark
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:28 pm
    They say the best things in life are free. And that’s certainly the case with many Mac apps. If you want the best you often don’t have to pay a cent. This entire site is devoted to free Mac apps, but we’ve compiled a list of the 10 we think should be on every Mac user’s computer.
  • Th-MakerX

    Mark
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    Drag and drop one image, many images or a folder of images to be resized and output as jpeg or png. Options for margin, canvas, destination, resolution, watermark and more.
  • Quinn

    Mark
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
    Blocks of various shapes fall and you rotate them into place. Fill a row and they are eliminated. Sound familiar? Still works after all these years.
  • BitTorrent Sync

    Mark
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    Sync your data with torrents instead of using the cloud like most services. Get access to documents from a sync folder in computers, phones or tablets. No size limits.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Mac Tutorials - HD

  • 0448 - OneNote for Mac [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Collect your thoughts and ideas using OneNote from Microsoft. OneNote is a cross platform digital notebook with clients available for Mac, iPad, iPhone, PC and Android, as well as online access via your favourite browser and it's free! With 7GB of free online storage as well as seamless syncing, OneNote allows you to create notebooks, sections and pages and populate them with text, tables and images. All your data is stored online and synchronised between all of your computers and devices.
  • 0447 - Default Folder X [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    OSX is great, but some things could be better! Case in point is the File Open and File Save dialogue boxes. Yes, you can open and save files, but sometimes it would be really useful to do more than that, without having to switch to the Finder. And wouldn't it be great if you could assign a "default folder" to save or open files on an App by App basis? Well you can do all this and more with the indispensable utility - Default Folder X
  • 0446 - Picturelife - Photo Sharing and Backup - Part 2 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Following on from last week, Part 2 of our Picturelife tutorial. Picturelife is a web service that allows you to backup and share your photos and videos. As well as automatically uploading your photos and videos from iPhoto or Aperture, Picturelife will integrate with many of the other online services such as Flickr and FaceBook, allowing you to collect all your precious images and videos in a single place. Add in a gorgeous web app to update and view your images, as well as a fully featured iOS app to access your online libraries from your iPad or iPhone, Picturelife has become my Photo…
  • 0445 - Picturelife - Photo Sharing and Backup - Part 1 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    27 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Picturelife is a web service that allows you to backup and share your photos and videos. As well as automatically uploading your photos and videos from iPhoto or Aperture, Picturelife will integrate with many of the other online services such as Flickr and FaceBook, allowing you to collect all your precious images and videos in a single place. Add in a gorgeous web app to update and view your images, as well as a fully featured iOS app to access your online libraries from your iPad or iPhone, Picturelife has become my Photo sharing service of choice. It even has built in editing tools so you…
  • 0444 - OmniOutliner 4 - Part 2 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    20 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    OmniOutliner is the premier outlining application for the Mac and iPad, and has recently had a major update on both the Mac and iPad. In this episode, Tim Stringer will take us through some of the more advanced features including using multiple columns, importing and exporting data and OmniPresence. One of the strengths of the latest versions of OmniOutliner is the cross platform compatibility, so you can freely exchange documents with both the Mac and iPad. OmniPresence allows for the syncing of documents without relying on iCloud. If you're not an existing ScreenCastsOnline member, you can…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Softpedia News - Apple

  • Apple Sends Memo to Developers Regarding New Content Rating System

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    Registered Apple developers today received an email from the mother-ship informing them of several recent changes that impact the content rating of their apps, in an effort to “give users more information about your apps and help ensure legal compliance.” Apple enumerates App Content Descriptions like Medical/Treatment Information, Gambling and Contests, and Unrestricted Web Access. The last example is “for apps that permit navigating and viewing web pages, for example with ... (read more)
  • If Apple Launched an iPhone 6c, This Is What It Would Probably Look Like

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Apple has not reported plans to perpetuate the “unapologetically plastic” heritage of the iPhone 5c, and going by the recorded sales numbers, neither should it. But designer Martin Hajek (along with the Frenchies at Nowehreelse.fr) thought it would be fun to envision the iPhone 6c nonetheless. And so the renderings above and below were born. Based on Apple’s current iPhone lineup, which includes a model encased in aluminum and one encased in polycarbonate plastic, Hajek thou... (read more)
  • Apple Kickstarts New iPhone Ad Campaign – Video

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:19 am
    A new iPhone commercial is available from Apple featuring the tagline “You’re more powerful than you think.” The company demos a handful of apps that take advantage of the iPhone’s core features along a catchy pop-rock score. The ad has its own web page on Apple.com, which begins with an inspiring message from the Cupertino giant (below), in what suggests that Apple has kickstarted an all-new campaign. “You’re more powerful than you think. You have the pow... (read more)
  • Apple Releases FaceTime 1.0.5 Update to Address Connectivity Issues

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    One week after releasing a maintenance update meant to alleviate FaceTime connectivity issues, Apple offers a similar firmware upgrade that hopes to patch any connection issues you may be experiencing once and for all. The patch targets Snow Leopard users. Offered exclusively to desktop users running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, FaceTime 1.0.5 is another maintenance update that contains connectivity fixes. Apple says, “This update resolves connection issues in FaceTime, and is recommended fo... (read more)
  • Apple Patches Heartbleed Bug with AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.3

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:57 am
    Despite letting out a statement that said “key Web-based services were not affected” by the Heartbleed bug, Apple today offers a firmware update for AirPort base stations, incorporating a patch meant to specifically address the OpenSSL flaw. In a statement provided to Re/code earlier this month, a company spokesperson said, “Apple takes security very seriously. IOS and OS X never incorporated the vulnerable software and key Web-based services were not affected.” Admit... (read more)
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    9to5Mac

  • Apple giving employees company-branded, reusable water bottles for Earth Day

    Zac Hall
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    As Apple continues to observe Earth Day this year with its new Tim Cook-narrated “Better” film and detailed environmental report card site, the Cupertino company is issuing Apple-branded reusable water bottles to both corporate and retail employees to promote responsible. In its message to employees, Apple says that 16,420 plastic bottles can be saved through reusable water bottle use, and Apple employees alone can save 22 tons of plastic waste per year (that’s 44,000 pounds) using a reusable water bottle. Each water bottle features an Apple logo as well as a colored band…
  • 9to5Toys Lunch Break: WD Passport Slim 2TB portable HDD $90, MEElectronics BT headphones $40, Apple TV $80, more

    Dan DeSilva
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed,Facebook, Google+ and subscribe to the new Safari push notifications feature. Today’s can’t miss deals: WD My Passport Slim 2TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive $90 shipped (Reg. $150) MEElectronics Air-Fi AF32 Bluetooth headphones (multiple colors): $40 shipped (Reg. $100) Apple TV 3rd gen 1080p streaming media player $80 shipped (Reg. $99) JLab Crasher Portable Bluetooth Speaker w/ USB charging port (multiple colors) $30 Shipped (Reg. $100) iPads: Apple iPad 4th Gen. 128GB…
  • GameStop’s Simply Mac Apple Specialist stores adding 50 new locations next year

    Zac Hall
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
    As video game retailer GameStop continues to diversify its retail portfolio, the company says it will dramatically expand its Apple product-focused Simply Mac retail locations throughout 2015, the Star-Telegram reports. Raines said GameStop’s confidence in rapid growth at the small chains, acquired for about $110 million last year, is buoyed by their strong ties to industry leaders AT&T and Apple. Steve Bain and Jason Ellis, the executives who built Simply Mac and Spring Mobile, continue to run the operations for GameStop and see strong growth opportunities. After opening 23 stores…
  • iOS 7.1 code indicates Apple working on Siri for Apple TV

    Benjamin Mayo
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    Code found within the iOS 7.1 SDK suggests that Siri is headed to the Apple TV in future. Pierre Blazquez first found the reference on Friday. 9to5Mac has since confirmed that the code does exist in both iOS 7.1 and iOS 7.1.1′s files. The reference does not exist in 7.0.6. The file is a supporting property-list resource for Assistant (Apple’s internal name for Siri), containing information about the feature. The UIDeviceFamily array declares what platforms are compatible with the feature. As shown by Apple’s documentation, ’1′ and ’2′…
  • Latest iPhone 6 concepts incorporate the more persistent rumored features

    Ben Lovejoy
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Martin Hajek has been busy again, following his earlier iPod Nano-inspired and schematic-prompted concepts for the iPhone 6. Commissioned by French site NWE, his latest designs incorporate the more persistent rumors: a rounded profile, power button moved from the top to the right (for easier use with a larger, near edge-to-edge screen) and rectangular volume controls … The main iPhone 6 concept (oddly labelled the 6S) is an extremely thin metal-cased handset; the iPhone 6c render shows a thicker, plastic-cased phone without Touch ID. Both are shown in the existing iPhone colors.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • Apple Free Recycling Program Now Covers Every Retail Store Around The Globe

    Saikat Basu
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Apple has just reiterated that it is committed to its green initiative and recycling. The company announced that every Apple retail store around the world will take back Apple products for recycling. Apple also has a gift card program for used iPhones, iPads and Macs deemed good enough to be resold (as determined by the PowerOn reseller service) in the U.S. Products that couldn’t be re-used didn’t get the gift cards, but were instead responsibly recycled for free. Apple also took in computers from other brands under this scheme. Now, in the latest update, Apple has covered all…
  • Hide & Find Any File On Mac OS X

    Tim Brookes
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    There’s no straightforward way to quickly hide or reveal hidden files on Mac OS X as there is on Windows – but hide and seek on a Mac is not a particularly hard game to play. Using a few simple Terminal commands you can quickly hide secrets and reveal system files, as well as seeing what other hidden files and folders have been cluttering up your Mac over the years. It’s Terminal time. Marking Files As Hidden On Windows, you can simply right click on a file and check a box to hide it. This is easily defeated by forcing...Read the full article: Hide & Find Any File On Mac OS…
  • New Twitter Profiles, Lytro Illum DSLR, Aereo Hearing, OS X Beta Testing [Tech News Digest]

    Dave Parrack
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Today in Tech News Digest, new Facebook-like Twitter profiles for all, the Lytro Illum DSLR, #myNYPD hashtag fails, the Aereo hearing concludes, OS X beta testing free for all, and a sauce bottle cap fix by students. New Twitter Profiles Available To All Soo now my twitter profile looks like facebook… How original. — Lax (@BryanJoL) April 23, 2014 The new Twitter profiles first unveiled a couple of weeks ago are now available to everybody using the Web version of the social networking site. As previously noted, the new profiles make Twitter look a lot more like Facebook than it...Read…
  • Don’t Leave Sensitive Files Exposed, Hide Them With Hider 2 for Mac

    Bakari Chavanu
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Mac OS X comes with a powerful drive encryption tool known as FileVault, but if you’d like to hide and encrypt your private files from plain sight, an app like Hider 2 ($19.99) makes it easy. If your Mac is shared or openly available to other people, it’s not a good idea to leave all documents exposed for prying eyes. If your MacBook is stolen, there are undoubtedly files you would rather an intruder did not access. Hide and encrypt the lot with Hider 2. Hider 2 Hider 2 is the name given to the completely overhauled and redesigned MacPaw...Read the full article: Don’t Leave…
  • How To Configure Android USB Tethering on Mac OS X

    Simon Slangen
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Most modern smartphones are equipped with Wi-Fi tethering, which allows you to share your phone’s data connection with a computer over Wi-Fi (yes, even Windows Phones). Theoretically, Android phones can also be tethered over USB instead of Wi-Fi. This has a number of advantages; you won’t get interference from other wireless devices, and the difference in latency is remarkable. On Windows this usually works as advertised, but Mac OS X is missing some essential USB network drivers. Without those drivers, Android USB tethering is essentially unusable. This incompatibility is rarely…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ifoAppleStore

  • Logos Turning Green For Earth Day

    Gary Allen
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Apple is turning its world-wide retail store logos green—at least partially—to observe April 22nd as Earth Day, one day before the company is expected to announce that over 120 of its U.S. stores are now using only renewable energy, and on the same day the company announced retail stores will now recycle all Apple products. The initiatives are part of the company’s overall environmental strategy intended to reduce greenhouse gases and leave a smaller carbon footprint on the earth. The first green retail store logos were spotted in China, but tinted logo leaves soon began to…
  • State Court Rules on Employee Restraining Order

    Gary Allen
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:17 pm
    The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the issuance of a restraining order requested by Apple against a retail store employee who was fired for poor job performance, saying the lower court correctly determined the woman had a history of mental illness, and that she posed an immediate threat of violence to Apple store employees. However, the court said the terms of the restraining order were overly broad, and ordered the lower court to redefine the conditions to meet state law. The decision runs parallel to a lawsuit that Catherine Danforth has filed against Apple for violations of the…
  • Retail Job Listings, Web Page Get Make-Over

    Gary Allen
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm
    In the latest iteration of Apple’s employment Web page, the company has re-organized the retail store listings and revised individual position job descriptions. The main text of the page has also been revised, along with different photos and more white space, à la the iOS 7 redesign. The changes improve the organization and display of the job listings, but don’t seem to make any substantive changes to the job descriptions, duties or responsibilities. Apple did add one new position to the listings, and another listing has disappeared. The job listings remain in a two-column,…
  • New Connecticut Store Pops Up on Radar

    Gary Allen
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    A black construction barricade is usually quickly spotted by Apple retail store enthusiasts as an indication of a future location, but one store has evaded confirmation until just recently. Now insiders confirm that construction work for an Apple store has been underway for several months at The Promenade at Evergreen Walk (Conn.) shopping mall and will open soon. The mall is near I-84 northeast of Hartford (Conn.), and is designed as a New England village, with several separate buildings covering 375,000 square-feet. It has a relatively-few 60 retailers, including the state’s…
  • Curious Crowd Fills First Istanbul Store Waiting Line

    Gary Allen
    6 Apr 2014 | 2:13 am
    There was continuous waiting line for six hours after the Zorlu Center (Istanbul) held its grand opening on Saturday, but visitors were happy to wait up to an hour to finally inspect the store’s long-mysterious design and get their hands on Apple’s products. The Foster + Partners design includes the most glass of any store in the chain, and relies heavily on the rectangular proportion of the glass panes for its design elements in the ceiling, floor and even shelving design. The overnight waiting line started at 9 p.m. Friday when Mustafa and Mert formed up with bicycle fencing…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The MacTrack - iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and Mac News

  • Award-Winning Productivity App NoteSuite is $0.99 for One Week Only

    Richard
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Minneapolis, Minnesota – Theory.io announces today that NoteSuite for iPad, which debuted in June 2013 as the No. 1-selling iPad and Mac productivity app, is now available for only $0.99 for one week only – its lowest price ever. Normally priced at $4.99, NoteSuite for iPad will be available for this special price until April 30, 2014. NoteSuite for Mac remains at its regular price of $4.99. NoteSuite is the winner of multiple Editor’s Choice awards, including being named one of the “Best of Mac App Store 2013″ by Apple, and has been acclaimed by publications…
  • Northern Tale 2 released on Mac

    Richard
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    Klaipeda, Lithuania – Realore, today, is pleased to announce the release of its award-winning resource management game Northern Tale 2 for Macs. The second installment in the series continues the story of mighty king of the Vikings Ragnar and his friends – the Druid and the Exorcist. In Northern Tale part one Ragnar saved his daughters from the evil witch Gesta and cleansed his kingdom of her curse. Victorious, he returned home hoping to live a happy life bringing prosperity to his kingdom. Little did he know that Gesta was alive and already weaving a plot to destroy the peace…
  • SnapShape hits the App Store; Photo and Video has a new unique App

    Richard
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Melbourne, Australia – SnapShape allows users to snap photos & videos through shapes. Create a beautiful silhouette or simply frame a perfect memory with an ideal shape to never forget. Taking photos & videos is such an important part of everyone’s memories. With SnapShape this memory can now be even more special by adding your own unique interpretation. A simple, clean and user friendly app that allows for beautiful photos & videos. There are over 30 amazing shapes you can use to snap your photos or videos through. It is great fun for all ages – simply pick your…
  • Kickstarting ‘Freya’ – A Women’s Calendar For 21st Century

    Richard
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ljubljana, Slovenia – Following the positive reception of CircleTime – the first round perpetual calendar in the world, its creators decided to take the new round calendar a notch further – by combining the circular format with a calendar for women. This means that the calendar will let you track the menstrual and fertility cycles in a much more sensible manner – with a circle. From this idea was born Freya, a calendar app that the HedgeHog team plans to implement for Apple iOS devices, and for which they decided to seek support on the popular crowdfunding platform…
  • ZipGrade Grades 1,000,000 Paper Multiple Choice Tests

    Richard
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Chicago, Illinois – Since ZipGrade was released at the start of the school year, it has graded over 1,000,000 papers. At 18,021 papers, the busiest day was April 21, 2014. ZipGrade has saved teachers countless hours of hand grading while offering immediate feedback to students in the classroom. To use ZipGrade, a teacher chooses from a 20, 50 or 100 question form on the website. All forms are free to download, print, and customize. Within the app, the teacher defines a key for each test or scans a known good paper. From there, to grade a paper a teacher merely aligns the paper in the…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Loop

  • Incredibly useful, interactive Game of Thrones map

    Dave Mark
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    Fan of Game of Thrones? Either the series or the books? Check out this map. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Apple patents technique to prevent texting while driving

    Dave Mark
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    Clearly, this is worthwhile stuff. I think this will be incredibly difficult to implement, but I applaud the effort. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Apple fixes Heartbleed bug in Airport Extreme and Time Capsule

    Dave Mark
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:17 am
    Have an Airport Extreme or Time Capsule? Grab the firmware updates and apply them. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Apple’s new “Powerful” ad

    Dave Mark
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:07 am
    [VIDEO] I love the construction of this video (embedded in the original post). Lots of little pieces, all tied together to support Gigantic, by The Pixies. So well done. Be sure to check out Apple’s Powerful iPhone 5s web page, which showcases some of the apps used in the video. Yum. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • ∞ iTunes Radio adds new “First Plays” and “Ones to Watch 2014″

    Jim Dalrymple
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:33 pm
    iTunes Radio is bulking up its content. On Tuesday the company added First Play’s of Ray LaMontagne’s new album “SUPERNOVA” and the new Damon Albarn album “Everyday Robots.” The new “Ones to Watch 2014” station has many acts including Betty Who, The 1975, Wild Cub, Mø, London Grammar, Courtney Barnett, Chet Faker, and SOHN. [...]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, Security, Software Reviews and more

  • iOS 7.1.1 Update Available For Download, Brings Touch ID Improvements, Bug Fixes

    SK Mezanul Haque
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    Apple today released iOS 7.1.1 (build 11D201) for all compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Compared to the major update iOS 7.1, which we saw about a month and a half ago, iOS 7.1.1 is basically a minor update. The latest iOS software update focuses mainly on fixing bugs, Touch ID improvements and patching a number of […] You are reading: iOS 7.1.1 Update Available For Download, Brings Touch ID Improvements, Bug Fixes which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to receive daily updates whenever we…
  • Fix On The Way For Windows Phone 8.1 DP Update Installation Failure with Error 80188309

    SK Mezanul Haque
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Microsoft recently released the most anticipated Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview for all compatible Windows Phone devices. This update is available for developers to update their personal Windows Phone “dev” smartphones under the Windows Phone Preview for Developers program. If you are not a developer you have to wait until Microsoft releases Windows Phone 8.1 final version. Windows Phone […] You are reading: Fix On The Way For Windows Phone 8.1 DP Update Installation Failure with Error 80188309 which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul…
  • Windows 8.1 Update Problems: Failed To Install Update Due To Errors 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f

    SK Mezanul Haque
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Update 1 (KB2919355 or Windows 8.1 Update) as scheduled. The Windows 8.1 Update 1 installation experience wasn’t smooth for every Windows 8.1 users. When users tried to update Windows 8.1 by installing Windows 8.1 Update, a number of problems occurred (like 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f). Because of these problems, the installation of […] You are reading: Windows 8.1 Update Problems: Failed To Install Update Due To Errors 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to…
  • CCleaner Android App Review With Download Instructions

    SK Mezanul Haque
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    CCleaner Android app is finally here for Android platform. Piriform, the parent software developer company behind the popular CCleaner application, has released CCleaner for Android as a beta test application. This means, you cannot download CCleaner Android app as a regular Android application until its available to everyone. But you don’t need to worry about that. If you want […] You are reading: CCleaner Android App Review With Download Instructions which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to…
  • Windows 8.1 Update 1: Microsoft Announces Windows Update At BUILD 2014

    SK Mezanul Haque
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Microsoft’s BUILD 2014 conference started on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. At the BUILD 2014, Microsoft shared details about Windows 8.1 Update (earlier known as Spring Update or Windows 8.1 Update 1). The Windows 8.1 update brings in a few good changes to the Windows operating system. The update brings in a unified experience for non-touch […] You are reading: Windows 8.1 Update 1: Microsoft Announces Windows Update At BUILD 2014 which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to receive daily updates whenever we…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    OS X Daily

  • Apple Runs New iPhone 5S TV Ad “Powerful”

    Paul Horowitz
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    Apple has started airing a new commercial for the iPhone 5S, titled “Powerful.” The commercial starts off with musicians using various apps on their iPhones to prepare to play, and then segues into from a music theme to a broader usage of iPhone apps for a variety of tasks, ranging from filming video to translating ... Read More
  • Want to Beta Test Mac OS X? Now Anyone Can with Apple’s Beta Seed Program

    Paul Horowitz
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Apple has expanded the availability of beta OS X system software to all Mac users, allowing potentially anyone to run the latest pre-release beta builds of the operating system for trials and feedback. Dubbed the OS X Beta Seed Program, this is the first time since the initial release of OS X that Apple has ... Read More
  • Security Update 2014-002 1.0 for OS X Released for Mac

    Paul Horowitz
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    Apple has released a series of security updates for OS X, with support for OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, and Lion Server. The update is simply labeled as Security Update 2014-002 and includes Safari 7.0.3, and is now widely available through the App Store or by downloading the updater dmg directly from Apple. The ... Read More
  • iOS 7.1.1 Released with Bug Fixes [IPSW Download Links]

    Paul Horowitz
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    Apple has released iOS 7.1.1, a bug fix update aimed at resolving several issues with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update is said to fix keyboard responsiveness – presumably addressing the keyboard lag issue that has annoyed some users – improves fingerprint recognition for devices with Touch ID, and also resolves a problem ... Read More
  • Resize Photos from iPhone by Mailing Them to Yourself

    Paul Horowitz
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:10 pm
    The Photos app of on the iPhone and iPad is lacking a direct resize tool for now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t resize pictures from iOS. While there are a variety of third party apps out there to complete the task, another simple option is to just rely on the photo reducing tools that ... Read More
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Geekword

  • Titanfall: Tips for building the best pilot loadout

    Mike Reed
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:50 am
    Titanfall, the multiplayer first-person shooter by Respawn Entertainment, has received positive reception from critics, winning over 70 awards. Eddie Makuch reported on Gamespot that the Xbox Live platform experienced its “biggest week in terms of users and usage” after the game’s release on March 14 this year. What is the best loadout for pilots in Titanfall? Well, as it turns out, that’s somewhat of a loaded question. The best loadout for one Titanfall player might actually end up being ineffective for another player who prefers a different playing style. Due to the game’s fast…
  • Dark Souls II guide: 5 essential tips for beginners

    Mike Reed
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:41 am
    The Souls series is unforgiving. That much, everybody knows. But newcomers shouldn’t let the daunting reputation of this stellar series keep them from experiencing one of the most satisfying games of this console generation. Get past the first few hours – which can admittedly be rough – and you’ll find that with enough patience and practice, any challenge can be overcome. This guide for new players aims to smooth the entry process for Dark Souls II. You won’t find any glamorous boss tips or secret weapons here – that stuff’s coming later – but what you will find is a series of…
  • Install Android 2.3.3 / Gingerbread on Nexus One

    Mike Reed
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:37 am
    Manually Install Gingerbread on Nexus One 25 Feb 2011 Muhammad Ali Don’t you just hate it when you have to wait for the OTA Android update to hit your handset? Well if you are a Nexus One user and are waiting for the Gingerbread update, which recently went live, to land on your handset, then the waiting days are over as the manual and speedy method of getting Android 2.3 on your Google Phone is listed after the jump. How to Manually Install Android 2.3.3 on Nexus One Disclaimer Please remember that you will be performing these steps at your own risk and we won’t be held responsible for…
  • Samsung demands to see iPhone 5 and iPad 3

    Mike Reed
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:37 am
    This has to be one of the wildest news I am yet to report in my blogging career. This is my next reports that Samsung through a motion has asked the court to order Apple to show their lawyers the yet to be announced iPad 3 and the iPhone 5. Why would Samsung lawyers ask for such a thing? Well the official reason behind this move is that the Samsung lawyers want to see if there are any similarities between the Apple products and Samsung products, and if there are they want to prepare for future lawsuit filings from the Cupertinos. It’s interesting to note that this request comes after…
  • PwnageTool is iPad jailbreak ready – Technology Blog

    Mike Reed
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:37 am
    PwnageTool can now jailbreak iPad 16 Oct 2010 Muhammad Ali We all know what MuscleNerd and the other members of the iPhone Dev Team intend to do this Sunday – roll out PwnageTool which will bring iOS 4.1/iOS 3.2.2 jailbreak for Mac based owners of iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. While Sunday is still a couple of days away, MuscleNerd has shared a teaser video of the PwnageTool in action which you can see after the jump. Here’s what the video is all about: Using geohot’s limera1n exploit to convince iTunes to restore iPad to pre-JB 3.2.2 from PwnageTool In simplistic terms PwnageTool is…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    AppleInvestor

  • LIVE Trader Hangout and Market News Show All This Week 9am to 4pm EST

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Imagine an interactive TV show for traders. Well that’s exactly what the AppleInvestor is putting on for traders over the next couple weeks. Ernie Varitimos, a.k.a. the AppleInvestor and Dave the News Unit, will  broadcast live during stock market hours providing technical analysis and news updates, from opening to closing bell. The show is the first of its kind. Not only will it be live, but the audience can request on the spot analysis of their favorite stock, market or economic situation. And if you really want to get involved, you are invited to join the Trader Hangout, through the…
  • Robot Trades Apple – Watch it Live

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Trading stocks isn’t for everyone, in fact there are studies that show most trading accounts go bust within the first year they are opened. Some say as many as 90 percent of all traders lose money, but most brokers will tell you it’s far less, they claim 75 percent, which is still a big number, I suspect it’s somewhere in between those two numbers. No matter how you look at it, the odds are against people becoming profitable traders. Many of us that invest in Apple, wish there was a reliable way to trade around our account, to keep a core position and protect that core by…
  • Apple Trade Alerts Performance

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:45 pm
    More info, and Sign-up click here
  • Apple Auto Trader Service – Win Rate Over 75% Profit Factor Over 4.0

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:42 pm
    More info, and sign-up page click here
  • Apple Store Cranking During Snow Storm – Legacy Place Dedham MA

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    17 Feb 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Middle of the afternoon on a Friday, during a snowstorm, who would expect that I would be shoulder to shoulder in an Apple store? You think this is an unusual occurrence? No sir! Apple is cranking! There was at least 120 people in there, and it’s a relatively small store. I was there to get a battery replaced in my iPhone 5, it didn’t like the cold weather and would stop working when the temp got below 30…weird huh? I made an appointment with the Genius Bar, and even with this unbelievable crowd, they took me on time and fixed my phone in under 20 minutes. Amazing!
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacGroup-Detroit

  • Oh, Those Sticky Hard Drives

    Phyllis Evans
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    Ever have a hard drive that refused to spin up? A drive that has critical files with no duplicates anywhere? Shame on you for not having a backup. But seriously, there may be a way to retrieve those files if it’s just a matter of “sticktion.” Drives can die for a couple of reasons. If it’s a controller module gone bad, putting it in a new enclosure should bring it back to life. If the drive mechanism is frozen, actually freezing it in your freezer may cure it at least long enough to retrieve those files. It’s simple physics. Extreme cold causes the components to…
  • I’m Tired of Poor Quality 3rd Party Lightning Cables

    Terry White
    30 Mar 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Making the switch to iPhone 5 (then iPhone 5s) and iPad Air meant replacing all my 30 pin cables with Lightning cables. The problem is that Apple only makes two Lightning cables one 1m ($19) and the other one 2m ($29). They do make a relatively expensive 30 pin to Lightning Adapter ($29), but I’d rather not have to buy those adapters for all my existing cables. This meant buying 3rd party Lightning cables if I wanted something longer than 2m or shorter than 1m. I’ve had the best luck with the 10 foot cables from Monoprice.com. However, the problem is that over time the Lightning…
  • Where’d I Put Those Keys? (Call Your Tile!)

    Chita Hunter
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Ever Lost, Misplaced, or Have Your Belongings Misappropriated? We can all answer yes to at least one of those questions. We have heard about the successes or have even used “Find My iPhone” to locate our iPhones, iPads, and laptops. This technology is extremely helpful in locating your lost, stolen or misplaced Mac/iOS device. But unfortunately works only for those devices. Wouldn’t it be nice to enable this type of technology for anything you own, like your backpack, purse, wallet, jacket, briefcase, tool bag, bike…you name it? Sure it would. Being able to find your items, whether in…
  • Running On Empty

    Jack Beckman
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:01 am
    I have a 1 TB SSD as my main drive in my desktop machine. And just like everyone who buys a “big” disk drive I figured I would’t ever fill it up (I remember thinking that about my 5 MB hard drive, the first one I ever owned…). And just like everyone else, I proceeded to fill it up. Recently I took a look and I noticed I had about 100 GB free. Only 10%! Where did all that disk go? Well, when I have questions like that, I turn to OmniDiskSweeper, a free (always a good price) program from the Omni Group (when I first got it, it was paid software, but the Omni Group…
  • Reading Faster Just Got A Little Faster: Velocity

    Chita Hunter
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:01 pm
     Text Streaming (And Hopefully, A Warm Welcome To The First Day Of Spring) Last week I wrote about the “Spritz” technology, HERE. It aids in helping you read faster. I love it and am hooked. But as of right now, that technology is not available to iOS. A big to that. So, in the meantime, I went searching for technology that is available now. What I found was a serious contender, Velocity. After spending time on the Spritz site, I can see how the Spritz technology (more than just RSVP (Rapid Serial Visual Presentation) is what I would want to use IF it were available now. Their…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The MacTrack - iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and Mac News

  • Award-Winning Productivity App NoteSuite is $0.99 for One Week Only

    Richard
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Minneapolis, Minnesota – Theory.io announces today that NoteSuite for iPad, which debuted in June 2013 as the No. 1-selling iPad and Mac productivity app, is now available for only $0.99 for one week only – its lowest price ever. Normally priced at $4.99, NoteSuite for iPad will be available for this special price until April 30, 2014. NoteSuite for Mac remains at its regular price of $4.99. NoteSuite is the winner of multiple Editor’s Choice awards, including being named one of the “Best of Mac App Store 2013″ by Apple, and has been acclaimed by publications…
  • Northern Tale 2 released on Mac

    Richard
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    Klaipeda, Lithuania – Realore, today, is pleased to announce the release of its award-winning resource management game Northern Tale 2 for Macs. The second installment in the series continues the story of mighty king of the Vikings Ragnar and his friends – the Druid and the Exorcist. In Northern Tale part one Ragnar saved his daughters from the evil witch Gesta and cleansed his kingdom of her curse. Victorious, he returned home hoping to live a happy life bringing prosperity to his kingdom. Little did he know that Gesta was alive and already weaving a plot to destroy the peace…
  • SnapShape hits the App Store; Photo and Video has a new unique App

    Richard
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Melbourne, Australia – SnapShape allows users to snap photos & videos through shapes. Create a beautiful silhouette or simply frame a perfect memory with an ideal shape to never forget. Taking photos & videos is such an important part of everyone’s memories. With SnapShape this memory can now be even more special by adding your own unique interpretation. A simple, clean and user friendly app that allows for beautiful photos & videos. There are over 30 amazing shapes you can use to snap your photos or videos through. It is great fun for all ages – simply pick your…
  • Kickstarting ‘Freya’ – A Women’s Calendar For 21st Century

    Richard
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ljubljana, Slovenia – Following the positive reception of CircleTime – the first round perpetual calendar in the world, its creators decided to take the new round calendar a notch further – by combining the circular format with a calendar for women. This means that the calendar will let you track the menstrual and fertility cycles in a much more sensible manner – with a circle. From this idea was born Freya, a calendar app that the HedgeHog team plans to implement for Apple iOS devices, and for which they decided to seek support on the popular crowdfunding platform…
  • ZipGrade Grades 1,000,000 Paper Multiple Choice Tests

    Richard
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Chicago, Illinois – Since ZipGrade was released at the start of the school year, it has graded over 1,000,000 papers. At 18,021 papers, the busiest day was April 21, 2014. ZipGrade has saved teachers countless hours of hand grading while offering immediate feedback to students in the classroom. To use ZipGrade, a teacher chooses from a 20, 50 or 100 question form on the website. All forms are free to download, print, and customize. Within the app, the teacher defines a key for each test or scans a known good paper. From there, to grade a paper a teacher merely aligns the paper in the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    TheMacAdvocate

  • Jobs’s 2011 Top 100 Meeting Agenda Draft

    JT
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:09 am
    We probably won’t get a better look into how Apple operates than through the filings submitted as part of the company’s legal battles against Android OEMs. One of the latest windows is a Jobs draft itinerary for Apple’s super-secret 2011 Top 100 meeting strategy retreat. I found the part about the Magic Wand particularly interesting, especially since I think they already have the template for a product. Jobs’s 2011 Top 100 Meeting Agenda Draft originally appeared on TheMacAdvocate on April 8, 2014.
  • The Top 10 Google Glass Myths: The Google Doth Protest Too Much, Methinks

    JT
    21 Mar 2014 | 7:23 am
    Google Glass has been taking quite the beating lately, and if you’re an obnoxious bar-goer wearing a pair in the Bay Area, chances are you’ve recently taken a literal beating. The reason underscores the fundamental problem with Glass – and Google more broadly: they just don’t grok social boundaries. So what does a company having a perception problem with one of their products do? Why post a list of 10 misconceptions about Glass and call them “Urban Myths”, as in “you obviously don’t understand our product, let us explain why you’re wrong.” Google’s attempt to dispel…
  • Motorola Has Reinvented Time Itself

    JT
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:11 am
    Yesterday, Motorola announced its first entry in the wearable device genre – as well as its first major product announcement since being ejected from the Googleplex like a batch of Norovirus-infested potato salad. To hear the folks still employed there talk about the Moto 360, you’d think it’s a pretty big deal. Jim Wicks, Head of Consumer Experience Design, says “This is all about reinvention of the modern day timepiece.” Leslie Hicks, who leads Design Trends and Materials, says “The Moto 360 begs to be killed worn.” Product Engineer Shakil Barkat…
  • The Worst Apple Analyst Has Just Upped His Game

    JT
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:13 am
    I made a link reference to Trip Chowdhry as “the worst Apple analyst on the planet” after his appearance on CNBC. The venerable Philip Elmer-DeWitt has taken a couple of shots at his particular brand of analysis, including my personal favorite ”How wrong-headed can one Apple analyst be?” Apparently, Chowdhry took the title of that piece as some sort of challenge, because his latest note to investors is a tour de force of anti-analysis. It’s captivating in a “The Counselor” kind of way, except people expected that movie to be good, whereas anyone…
  • Come See What Unrealistic Things Google Has Up Its Sleeve!

    JT
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:23 pm
    It had been rumored that Google was working on some form of “wearable” and today the company announced its intentions via its official blog in a format that has become Mountain View’s consumer electronics signature: a vaporware video. The Android Wear Developer Preview will allow the army of intrepid Android copyright and trademark-stomping hackers to port notifications to devices that Google will be releasing “later this year”. The partners include the usual cast of profit-neutral characters such as Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and…Samsung? I guess Samsung has…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Barkings!

  • Hacking: The Other Side of Computer Security

    Scott Markoski
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    Hopefully by now, most people have heard about Heartbleed. No need to panic (click here for steps to take if you haven’t already), but it was a serious issue in the tech world. If nothing else, it’s really shone a light on all sorts of computing security practice vulnerabilities. Many experts have suggested now is a great time to update passwords you use online. When I started studying computer science in college, the older students often talked about this “hacking challenge” that one of the professors liked to do in his course on operating systems. It didn’t…
  • MAC TREAT #246: LOST

    Kali Hilke
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    Last week, I experienced a scare when I couldn’t find my right hand iPhone after a series of stops in Burlington. At the point at which semi-panic set in, I found myself digging through my car, desperately trying to locate it, for the better (nope) part of half an hour. To my dismay, it wasn’t there, and I had to plan my next steps. I made my way back to the S. Burlington store to get online to use Find My iPhone with the hope that it would show me exactly where it absconded to (sorry for ending this sentence with a preposition — I couldn’t resist the opportunity to…
  • Introducing Outdoor Tech

    Will Frascella
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Spring is here, and although last night was in the 20s, it quickly warmed up to 60 during the day. Ah, spring in the Valley! As the snow melts and mud season begins, it was time to dust off the bike equipment, put the skis away and make the transition. As I got my bike equipment out, I thought back to all the good times I had last year — I got a new cross bike for the dirt roads around here and used a new app called Strava to track my rides. As we all prepare to get back outside, I thought that there was no better time to bring in a company called Outdoor Tech. As their name suggests,…
  • Heartbroken About Heartbleed? Don't Be! Here's What You Need to Know.

    Scott Markoski
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    The internet may not actually be a series of tubes, but it still is a complex layering of protocols, software, hardware and people. One of those protocols that we rely on heavily is SSL/TLS (Secure Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security). This protocol is what allows your data to pass securely between your computer or device and the sites you visit. It does this by encrypting the data end-to-end. For example, you might notice that Smalldog.com’s shopping cart URL has an “https” at the beginning. This signals that you’re viewing a secured page. Any information you enter…
  • AppleCare: Because WE Care!

    Jamie Willis
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    It happens regularly…technology breaks. Nothing is perfect, and in the age of constant change, that statement is truer than ever. It forces us to ask the age old question, “What is AppleCare and why do I want it?” Well, I can personally attest to the fact that AppleCare is a NECESSITY for anyone with an Apple product. To insure your computer is to ensure your future happiness with everything Apple.  Apple’s product quality speaks for itself, but just like any piece of technology, regular wear and tear can (and will) take its toll at some point. One can understand the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacNews Latest News

  • VisionTek announces mSATA mini enclosure

    dsellers
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:53 am
    VisionTek Products has announced the VisionTek mSATA mini Enclosure. The USB 3.0 bus-powered device is a plug and play solution for re-tasking an existing mSATA Solid State Drive after upgrading the SSD in a notebook or for adding a new mSATA SSD to create a portable external drive. Smaller than a business card and weighing 0.30 ounces, the mSATA mini Enclosure sports a USB 3.0/2.0 interface and a bus-powered design. An AC adapter isn't needed. It comes in a scratch-resistant aluminum housing. read more
  • Revi Charger is new battery, phone cable/charger

    dsellers
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    Revi Charger is a new, credit card-sized back-up battery and phone cable/charger. Its 2.5mm frame packs a 550 mAh battery. About the thickness of two credit cards, the Revi Charger fits into a wallet. With its flexible, built-in cable design, there's no need to carry extra cables. The Revi Charger can simultaneously charge its own battery and a smart phone when plugged into a USB port. It comes in micro USB and Lightning cable versions. It's available for pre-order at www.ReviCharger.com with pricing starting at US$25.
  • Prong delivers power solution/case for the iPhone

    dsellers
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    Prong has announced the PWR Case for the iPhone 5/5s. It's a combination case and power solution. The PWR Case includes a detachable backup battery and integrated plugs for charging in any outlet. The battery can be removed and recharged without any additional accessories while you still use your Apple smartphone in the inner, protective bumper. The Prong PWR Case — available in black, white, blue-grey and white-pink — will ship this summer. The presage price is US$60. Go to www.prong.com for more info.
  • Movavi introduces audio converter for OS X

    dsellers
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    Movavi has introduced Movavi Audio Converter for Mac OS X. It offers support for just about every type of music file, including Apple Audio and multi-channel tracks. Movavi Audio Converter also provides encoding, editing, audio extraction from video, track merging, and more. It's designed specifically for music lovers and provides a toolkit for managing digital music collections. read more
  • eMedia Music expands their Guitar Lab DVD series

    dsellers
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    eMedia Music, a publisher of music tutorial CDs and DVDs, will release three new titles in its Guitar Lab line of guitar instruction DVDs this month. The 50 Essential Bebop Licks, 50 Soul Jazz Licks, and 50 Right Hand Techniques You Must Know DVDs will be available April 30. They'll cost US$24.95 each. 
The Guitar Lab DVD series includes over 30 titles from beginner to advanced guitar and bass instruction. All feature Picture-in-Picture videos, a manual, standard notation, tab, Guitar Pro 6 files, practice rhythm tracks, and addition bonus material. Go to eMediaMusic.com for more info.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Mac|Life - All Articles

  • Hitman GO Review

    Joseph Leray
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:09 am
    “Stealth board game” isn’t exactly a common genre, but it’s the best way to describe Hitman GO, the debut project from Square Enix’s new Montreal studio. It strips down and repurposes classic stealth mechanics from the popular console and computer assassination game series, and the result is a novel experience that’s perfectly suited for the App Store.Hitman GO takes place on a series of game boards with a grid overlay, populated by security guards, night watchmen, and unwitting police officers. The iconically chrome-domed Agent 47 must sneak his way through each diorama, one…
  • Deals: The Name Your Own Price Mac Bundle 5.0

    MacLife Staff
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:03 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]There's never a bad time to add new applications to your Mac. Grabbing new tools to put to use on your favorite computer can help you master new skills, get more done, or just have a little bit of fun. You can add nine amazing apps to your Mac plus a video course to check out from the Name Your Own Price Mac Bundle 5.0, on sale now in our Deals tab.Think of something you'd like to be able to do on your Mac. No matter what you've thought of, there's an app in the Name Your Own Price Mac Bundle 5.0 that can get it done. Get your…
  • Garden Plan Pro Review

    Michael Simon
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    Gardening may look easy, but there's a subtle art to it. Even if you're just growing herbs on your windowsill, each plant needs careful management, and the slightest deviation in your watering or fertilizing schedule can result in withered leaves and small, undernourished stalks. Garden Plan Pro thinks it can help. With a comprehensive strategy that maps every square inch of your plot of plants, the app doesn't just keep track of your seedlings—it offers tips and guidance that promise to get your garden off the ground.Freshly redesigned with a clean iOS 7 aesthetic, the app's interface…
  • Google Steps Out of Shadows in Latest Apple v. Samsung Patent Suit

    J.R. Bookwalter
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:59 am
    The latest courtroom battle between Apple and Samsung took an interesting turn this week as an attorney for Android maker Google finally took the stand to confirm the search giant is lending its biggest original equipment manufacturer a helping hand.Re/code reported Tuesday that Samsung may not be entirely on the hook if the Korean manufacturer should lose its latest courtroom tussle with Apple, thanks to Google picking up at least some of the liability.According to testimony from Google lawyer James Maccoun, the Android maker "agreed to provide partial or full indemnity" for Samsung and even…
  • Overnight Recap: BlueLounge Jimi, Mr. Reader 3.1, AT&T Plans Hulu Rival

    J.R. Bookwalter
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:28 am
    Tuesday delivered a bevy of Apple updates as well as OS X Mavericks beta access for non-developers, but the real story might be the Susquehanna Financial Group analyst who is predicting that Cupertino may eventually kiss the iPod as we know it goodbye and roll its functionality into the fabled iWatch — a prognostication that makes a lot of sense when you think about it. But you won't have to twist your mind to find out what else went down yesterday, because we've got it all right here...BlueLounge Debuts Jimi USB Port Extension for iMacAn iMac is one of the best personal computers you could…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Edible Apple

  • Nike refutes reports of Nike FuelBand discontinuation

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

    EdibleApple
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    While Samsung and Apple remain the top two smartphone manufacturers on the planet, that hasn’t always been in the case. Indeed, it’s easy to forget amidst the deluge of Samsung advertising materials that appear at every step, but HTC, back in the early days of Android, used to be Apple’s stiffest competition. These days, HTC smartphones are highly regarded, even if they don’t happen to sell as briskly as their Samsung counterparts. That said, it’s rather interesting that HTC has reportedly hired Paul Golden, the man behind Samsung’s rather clever and…
  • Fifth-gen iPad slated for release in September

    EdibleApple
    8 Jul 2013 | 9:28 am
    AppleInsider reports: The details were relayed by the usual supply chain sources to DigiTimes, a Taiwanese tech industry publication frequently skewered for its track record. On Monday, the publication said that a new 9.7-inch iPad is planned to debut in September with a slimmer bezel, as has been rumored. In addition, the report said the number of LED tubes to backlight the Retina display has been reduced from two to one, and battery life of the device has also been improved. Pilot production of the device is allegedly already able to satisfy demand for the initial launch. As such,…
  • Is this Apple’s low cost iPhone?

    EdibleApple
    8 Jul 2013 | 9:22 am
    MacRumors has the scoop over here.
  • Apple moves away from Foxconn, Pegatron steps up

    EdibleApple
    13 May 2013 | 12:56 pm
    Cult of Mac reports via Reuters: Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn, has long been Apple’s biggest manufacturing partner, with around 60-70% of its revenue coming from the Cupertino company. But local rival Pegatron is hoping to change that. By offering Apple more competitive prices and sacrificing its profit margins, Pegatron appears to be securing iPhone and iPad assembly orders that would have normally gone straight to Foxconn. What’s more, it’s though that Pegatron will play a big part in manufacturing Apple’s rumored low-cost iPhone after the company announced…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    FairerPlatform

  • Apple Delivers AirPort Base Station Heartbleed Fix

    the rocr
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:05 pm
    If you have an 802.11ac AirPort Extreme or Airport Time Capsule base station, then you might need to get Apple’s freshly minted Heartbleed fix. Folks with 802.11n (2012) or earlier Airport Extreme base stations needn’t apply this patch. AirPort Base Station ... The post Apple Delivers AirPort Base Station Heartbleed Fix appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Mac Security: Updates for OS X 10.7 and Up Now Available…

    the rocr
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    Boys and girls, get your Mac security updates for Mavericks, Mountain Lion and/or Lion right here. Sadly, Apple has not, at least as of this writing, a security update for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. • Mavericks Security Update 2014-002 (download) ... The post Mac Security: Updates for OS X 10.7 and Up Now Available… appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Mac Gaming: Is 2014 a Turning Point?

    the rocr
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:09 am
    Of the challenges facing Mac gaming, OpenGL is perhaps the most important single problem/opportunity. For example, Microsoft hasn’t released a major DirectX update in five years and, as exemplified by the Xbox One launch, Redmond is well off top form ... The post Mac Gaming: Is 2014 a Turning Point? appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • OS X 10.9.3 13D45a: Ah, the Aroma

    the rocr
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:05 pm
    This week on Apple’s Test Kitchen (hear the chord changes in your head), the latest Mavericks update takes two baby build steps closer to release. Peeking through the over door window, we see OS X 10.9.3 13D45a has a toasty ... The post OS X 10.9.3 13D45a: Ah, the Aroma appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Safari Extension: ReMap: Open Map Links in Apple Maps

    the rocr
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    Safari Extensions were gonna change the world. In fact, Safari Extensions did change the world, a little bit, and, well, that’s done. Nevertheless, new extensions come to market from time to time and ReMap 1.0 is a good one. Google Maps ... The post Safari Extension: ReMap: Open Map Links in Apple Maps appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Virtua Computers

  • Virtua Computers is now bi-coastal!

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

    Justin Esgar
    5 Mar 2014 | 7:53 am
    The concept of the “Cloud” is a very confusing one. There are so many different interpretations of the cloud, so todays post is about explaining the different cloud options that are out there. When discussing the cloud, the only thing they all have in common is that there is some sort of internet component. This doesn’t mean that all of it is on the internet, but there is a part that involves the internet. Let’s look at some examples: iCloud – Apples cloud technology. iCloud allows wireless syncing of things like your contacts and your calendars between your Macs…
  • How to protect your iPhone in case its stolen!

    Justin Esgar
    12 Feb 2014 | 12:02 pm
    In NYC we have no choice but to ride the subways to get from place to place. When you are down there, since we have no signal most people end up pulling out their cell phones to play games, play music, or skim through already downloaded emails. Many people don’t realize how unsafe it is to have your iPhone out in the open like that. It would take very little effort for someone to come, snatch your phone and get off the train before you could react. Here are two tips, when used together, to help protect your iPhone in case it is stolen (or goes missing). First tip: Put a passcode on your…
  • App Nap in 10.9 slowing down designers

    Justin Esgar
    30 Jan 2014 | 9:32 am
    With the release of OS X 10.9, Mavericks, Apple introduced a new technology called App Nap. From Apple’s support page on Activity Monitor here is a snippet of the description of App Nap: “App Nap allows supported apps to consume very little energy when they are open but not being used. For example, App Nap might be used if an app is open on a desktop that you are not currently viewing, or if an app is hidden under other windows.” Sounds great right? Except for when it’s not! If you are a designer, you are no stranger to the world of fonts. Fonts are the bane of so many…
  • Mavericks is great – but don’t upgrade yet!

    Justin Esgar
    4 Nov 2013 | 3:29 pm
    My job as an Apple consultant is to make sure you and your business are running at its best. Business continuity is so important in this day that making one small mistake can massive issues. This is why I’m advising my clients to not upgrade to Apples newest operating system. On October 22nd Apple released OS X 10.9. They rocked the world when they announced that it would be free, causing a frenzy in the business world. OS X 10.9, codename Mavericks, comes with massive updates but at the same time can cause a horrible effect on your work. For starters, not all applications that worked…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Apple Toolbox

  • Here’s why Apple will retain 326 PPI screen density for iPhone 6

    Alap Naik Desai
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    Apple, unlike Google has always been very particular with the Screen Resolutions. Though the next iteration of the iPhone may feature a larger screen, the question lingers what is Apple’s choice about the Screen Resolution and of course the Pixel Density. There have been consistent rumors with alleged images that show Apple may launch a […] The post Here’s why Apple will retain 326 PPI screen density for iPhone 6 appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • iOS 7.1.1 available, how to update

    Atb Levy
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:05 am
    Apple released iOS 7.1.1 to the public, meaning you can update your iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod touch). According to Apple, iOS 7.1.1 includes improvements, bug fixes and security updates: Further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition Fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness Fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver […] The post iOS 7.1.1 available, how to update appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Is Apple peddling tickets to its WWDC?

    Alap Naik Desai
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) has always been a madly anticipated event and tickets have been picked up within moments of them going online. But the company has been apparently pushing unsold tickets to developers, indicating a completely reverse trend for this year’s WWDC 2014. In what could only be described as a strange turn […] The post Is Apple peddling tickets to its WWDC? appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple tussles with Google for exclusive game titles, but won’t offer monetary rewards

    Alap Naik Desai
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    Apple Inc. is apparently fighting an interesting war with Google regarding game titles. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, there is increasing competition between Apple and Google to secure exclusive game titles for their respective Mobile Operating Systems. Game developers have been approached with special incentives in lieu of ensuring they develop […] The post Apple tussles with Google for exclusive game titles, but won’t offer monetary rewards appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • What is the best thing that can happen to an app to increase sales by 8000%?

    Atb Levy
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    The best thing that can happen to an app to increase its sales by 8000 percent, arguably, includes two steps: Step one is to be featured on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon that is watched by millions of people, and step two requires Apple CEO Tim Cook to notice the show, to be impressed […] The post What is the best thing that can happen to an app to increase sales by 8000%? appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacMyth

  • Apple Stores Now offer Free Recycling of Old Apple Products

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:38 am
    In continuation of its environment conscious announcement, Apple has revealed a new plan in accepting all used products of Apple for free, to cut down on pollution which is being caused by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s Refurbished iPad Mini with Retina Display

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    The wait for Apples refurbished models of its latest Retina display equipped iPad has now ended as the tablet’s Wi-Fi variants are being offered with double digit discounts from the off the shelf... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple Incorporating System for Anti Theft Technology

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:39 am
    A section of Smartphone industry segment which includes Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft have signed a voluntary program spearheaded by the U.S. wireless industry which seems to incorporate a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s New CarPlay Infotainment

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:55 am
    Users are looking forward for some option in taking advantage on Apple’s new CarPlay infotainment which is being offered without the purchase of a new vehicle. It was reported that the aftermarket... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s Plan for Clean Energy

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Apple is planning an expansion on its use of clean energy in order to power its iCloud data centers by using the facility of its company’s Prineville, Oregon which has now been connected by a small... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    AppLecture: Apple News and Rumors

  • Mobile Casino App for iOS-Powered Devices

    Michael Wilson
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:59 am
    The recently upgraded mobile casino app from renowned gaming operator 888casino has been fully optimized for the iPhone 5. It is fully compatible with all other iOS smartphones and tablets, including the iPod Touch and iPad. Version 1.0.6 is 47.1 ...
  • Converting a Dynamic Disk into a Basic Disk

    Michael Wilson
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Basic as well as dynamic are hard disks of two types installed in your computer. Basic disks utilize primary type of partitions along with extended partitions as well as logical partitions in order to organize the information and data in ...
  • Unlock iPhone 5 without Jailbreaking

    Chris Warren
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:15 am
    Few days back, I was looking for iPhone factory unlock services but to my surprise, almost every service provider refused to unlock my gadget by saying that I have purchased the gadget from wrong network. I started thinking that all ...
  • NFC ID Badges Integration

    Chris Warren
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:42 am
    The idea of integrating identification badges into smartphones is so tempting that many commentators wonder why this has not happened yet in a large scale. ID badges seem to make a perfect blend with modern smartphones but for some reason ...
  • Free Music Transfer – Move Your Music Cross PC, iTunes, PSP, USB

    Michael Wilson
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:15 am
    In the age of Tablets, iPad proved to be a phenomenon in the recent times. It’s as good as other iOS devices – portability and versatility wise. But when it comes to transferring of files from iPad to PC, the ...
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    AllTimeMac

  • Microsoft Announces ‘Age Of Empires: World Domination’ For iOS

    Qasim Zaib
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Microsoft announces Age of Empires: World Domination for iOS devices to make it the first Age of Empires title to land on the iOS platform. Developed by KLab, the game is releasing this summer. Age of Empires is a real time strategy game that focuses on real events through time. The mobile port has been in rumors since last summers. World Domination lets the players choose between Celts, Vikings, Franks or the Huns race. Reportedly, this game is not a port of a previous Age of Empires game but is an entirely new game made exclusively for mobile devices. This title comes under…
  • 12 Top-Rated iPhone And iPad Apps On Sale With The ‘StackUp iOS Bundle’

    Qasim Zaib
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    9To5Toys brings 12 top-rated iPhone and iPad apps on sale of up to 83%. The StackUp iOS Bundle consists of 12 award winning apps for the iOS devices mainly the iPhone and iPad and iPod Touch. Several apps in the StackUp iOS Bundle including Printer Pro, Scanner Pro, iDownloader Pro, Day One and FX Photo Studio are among the top 10 in their respective categories. Though the name says ‘bundle’, you can buy an individual app on sale too with the offer. A complete list of apps along with their description and discounted prices are as under [Source: 9To5Mac]: Parallels Access: $15…
  • Apple iWatch Release Planned For Q3 2014; Includes UV Light Exposure Sensor

    Qasim Zaib
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Taiwan’s Economic Daily News reports that the Apple iWatch Release is planned for Q3, 2014. The iOS enabled device comes with a UV exposure sensor to monitor heart/pulse rate and blood oximetry levels. Quanta Computer is reported to manufacture the first batch of 65 million iWatch units by the end of 2014. Ricktek Technology and TPK are supplying chips and sapphire touch panels, respectively while the processor is to be developed by Apple with chip prouction being outsourced to Samsung. There have been several replacements and changes made in the parts’ suppliers over the years…
  • 10 Best iPad Air Cases That Matches Your Type

    Anup Kayastha
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:03 pm
    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. The new iPad Air is features improved processing power, improved hardware and is as light as one pound. There’s already dozens of cases for iPad Air in the market, it’s quite hard to find the case that has all the features you want. So, we decided to list the best iPad Air cases that are loved by the users most. Have an iPhone 5? Here’s 50 cool iPhone 5 cases. In addition to Apple Smart Cover for iPad Air (costs $79), here we…
  • Istanbul Apple Store Opens To Public

    Qasim Zaib
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    The long awaited Istanbul Apple Store opens to public as the first Eastern Europe/Asia Minor Apple Store. Located as the Zorlu Center, the store is mostly subterranean with a glass upward protrusion. The store is 4 large panes of glass covered by a white roof with darker Apple logo surrounded by a fountain. The 20,000 square-foot store located in the heard of Istanbul’s Zorlu Shopping Center features a breathtaking all-glass exterior as shown in photos. Apple CEO Tim Cook and the Turkish President Abdullah Gul were not in attendance at the inauguration but both expressed their remarks…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Top technology products : iPad Air, iPhone, Smartphones, Tablets , Cameras and Apps

  • Top iPad cases with keyboard

    admin
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    The on-screen keyboard is not exactly what you looking for when you’re want to get actual work done. For productivity, you must have good external keyboard . You can buy a standard add-on Bluetooth keyboard, but before do that check our list with the best ipad keyboard covers as combination between case, stand and keyboard which also will protect your iPad in transport . Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air One of the best iPad keyboard on the market. Ultrathin keyboard Cover add a discrete, yet comfortable with Built-in Bluetooth keyboard in a slick aluminum package. Also…
  • iWatch – The ultimate combination of form, function and fashion

    admin
    30 Mar 2014 | 8:28 am
          The dream of wearing an Apple device is not a new one. From iPod armbands to nano bracelets, there have been plenty of solutions over the years if you don’t want to be sat at a desk or reaching into your pocket all day long. But few of them are fashionable. And none have Apple’s ingenuity.   The smartwatch market has been active for a while now, but all we’ve had as a result are clunky, inelegant products that are neither stylish nor smart. All that could change in a few months. Jony Ive has undoubtedly rejected dozens of prototypes that looked a bit too much…
  • Locate a lost device

    admin
    23 Mar 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Set up the free Find My iPhone service to keep tabs on any device That moment you realise you’ve misplaced your phone, tablet or laptop can be a nightmare. But, with Apple’s Find My iPhone service (it’s called that, but it works on iPad and Mac too), you can – in most cases – track down where it is. Using Wi-Fi networks for all devices, and phone signal and GPS data for mobile devices, your Apple gadgets can pinpoint their location almost anywhere in the world, and report it back to you, so long as they can connect to the internet in some way. You can look up your device’s…
  • Hidden iPhone Tricks you didn’t know!

    admin
    12 Mar 2014 | 11:29 am
    Could you control your iPhone by turning your head? Or just shake to undo typos ? Apple added hundreds of features with each major update and that include the last one – iOS 7 .Here are just a few of the things you’ve likely missed along the way. 1) Control your phone with a head turn With this new feature called Switch Control you can use a special control option that lets you use tilts of your head to perform various functions. Switch Control is designed to help users with limited motor function. It’s very easy to use and once the feature’s set up you can use it to…
  • Top 5 Fm car Transmitter for iPhone and iPod

    admin
    26 Feb 2014 | 5:36 am
    With FM transmitters you can connect easy your iPhone or iPod into your car and transmits the audio to car stereo through a FM signal . If you already went through 5-6 FM transmitters and still looking for a FM transmitter with superb sound quality check out our list with best fm transmitters. GOgroove FlexSMART X2 This is one of the best selling FM transmitters for the iPhone. It using bluetooth connection to your phone rather than a cord. Also have volume control, play settings, and phone controls. The sound quality for music seems to be very good and automatically finds clearest the FM…
Log in