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  • Apple Launches Retina MacBook Pros with Faster Haswell Processors, More RAM Standard

    MacRumors
    Richard Padilla
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    As indicated over the weekend and yesterday, Apple today launched refreshed 13-inch and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros.The new notebooks feature faster versions of Intel's Haswell processors, as all 13-inch models now come with 8GB of RAM standard while all 15-inch models now feature 16GB of RAM. The high end 15-inch model also received a $100 price cut, going from $2599 to $2499. New models include: 13-inch: - $1299: 2.6 GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB flash storage - $1499: 2.6 GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB flash storage - $1799: 2.8 GHz…
  • Florida man scams Apple retail stores out of $309,768

    TUAW
    Yoni Heisler
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a rather offbeat and somewhat bizarre crime story, a Tampa Bay man was arrested earlier this month after managing to scam Apple out of $309,768. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 24-year old Sharron Laverne Parrish Jr. frequented Apple retail...
  • iPhone 101: How to request a refund from the App Store for mistaken purchases

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    Kelly Hodgkins
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    We've all done it -- you are browsing through the App Store and inadvertently purchase an app that you really didn't intend to buy. It's one of those costly fat finger moments that you wish you could take back. Thankfully, Apple provides a way to...
  • Apple Refreshes Retina MacBook Pro With Faster Processor, Doubled RAM on Two Models

    MacStories
    Graham Spencer
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    Apple this morning refreshed their MacBook Pro with Retina display models with the latest generation of Intel's Haswell processors. All things considered, it's a minor update with each of the five base models receiving a 0.2GHz processor speed bump. All that means is the base model goes from 2.4GHz to 2.6GHz, whilst the most powerful preconfigured model goes from 3.5GHz to 3.7GHz. The other notable hardware change is the doubling of RAM for the base model 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (from 4GB to 8GB) and base model 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (from 8GB to 16GB). Finally, the 15-inch 2.5GHz…
  • Apple’s Mac is en route to dominance

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    MacDailyNews
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    Last week, “Apple announced an incredible quarter with strong revenue growth being driven by the iPhone and, yes indeed, the Mac,” Sean Chandler writes for Seeking Alpha. “I believe that the Mac is a highly underestimated product at Apple, and previously, I have even written about the Mac’s potential in dominating the PC market. Mac revenue grew 13% annually and is now right on the iPad’s tail, as it trails around 6% lower, a figure that was 30% lower one year ago.” “For Apple’s third quarter, fiscal year 2014, it announced that the Mac…
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  • Trouble at TPK may hint at iWatch production issues

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    Changes in profit forecasts at TPK may signal delays in iWatch production, reports suggest. Taiwanese publication UDN notes that TPK -- thought to be making touch modules for the iWatch -- has pushed back a predicted third-quarter profit surge into the next quarter. Since suppliers often experience such surges in association with Apple orders, it could mean that iWatch production has suffered setbacks. TPK also provides touch components for devices like the iPhone and iPad, however....
  • MOTU ships trio of Thunderbolt audio interfaces, AVB Ethernet switch

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    Audio device manufacturer MOTU has announced three new Thunderbolt audio interfaces with 48-channel mixing, DSP effects and AVB Ethernet audio networking for system expansion. Based on a new, shared technology platform, the 1248, 8M and 16a use ESS Sabre32 Ultra converters, and provide low analog latency, with round trip performance of only 32 samples (0.66 ms) at 48 kHz....
  • CNBC, Fox Now added to US Apple TV lineup

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    Apple has added a pair of new app channels to the Apple TV, CNBC and Fox Now. The former is NBC's business network, while the latter offers access to shows like Glee, Family Guy, and The Following. In both cases, viewers must have a cable subscription to unlock the full range of content. Otherwise, people are limited to a much smaller selection of clips and episodes....
  • Briefly: Total War: Shogun 2, SilhouetteFX 5.2

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    Feral Interactive has announced that historical strategy game, Total War: Shogun 2 for Mac is due for release in the coming weeks. Total War: Shogun 2 features real-time battle tactics and turn-based political strategy, set in 16th century Japan. Players play as the leader of one of nine competing clans as to attempt to dominate Japan and become shogun....
  • Refurbished Retina MacBook Pros drop below $1,000 mark

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
    In addition to launching new MacBook Pros, Apple has also updated prices for refurbished models. The cheapest Retina option is now a $999 October 2012 system, with a 13.3-inch screen and a 2.5GHz dual-core Core i5 processor. That signals the first time a refurbished Retina machine has been below $1,000....
 
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    Office Blogs

  • OneNote for Mac and iOS get dressed for business and school

    OneNote Team
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    We are thrilled to announce today four major updates for OneNote for Mac, OneNote for iPad and OneNote for iPhone. Building on our recent updates in May, these enhancements make OneNote the best choice for taking notes and staying organized at work or school. Addressing customers top requests, we added several new features in this release including the ability to: Access your work or school notebooks on your Mac stored on OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online (on Office 365). Open and insert files, including PDF files, into your notebook pages. View your password protected sections.
  • New Office 365 admin tools

    Office 365 Team
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Lawrence Chiu is a senior product marketing manager for the admin experience on Office 365. On our journey in simplifying the Office 365 admin experience, we’ve introduced new features over the past few months. These include: streamlining commonly used administrative tasks, proactive DNS records checks and more detailed reports  and continuous enhancements to Message Center so that you can stay up to date with Office 365 service communications. Today, we’re providing Office 365 admins with more ways to stay informed with Office 365 service communications. You can now receive Office 365…
  • Introduction to Office 365 Development: attend this Live webinar Q&A event August 8

    Office 365 Team
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    On August 8, 2014, Microsoft Virtual Academy site will host a series of sessions introducing Office 365 development. During each live session, the Office 365 Developer Platform engineering team and technical product managers will answer your questions in a live Q&A chat. Register now for this live event. The Introduction to Office 365 Development course includes these sessions: Overview of Office 365 development This session will introduce you to the Office 365 development platform. It covers the two main approaches to developing: using the App Model to make your customizations appear in…
  • Webinar: Busting myths about Office 365 and your small business

    Doug Thomas
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    The webinar is over. Check back in a few days to watch or share the video. Is Office 365 Small Business just an online version of Office? Why do I want to store stuff in the cloud? Can I share docs with those outside the business? Guest host Tom Werner will lay out how Office 365 can help small businesses like yours and answer your questions. At Tuesday’s webinar, you’ll learn How to think about cloud storage Get a rundown of features your business can get right now Learn how to sign in and share docs Tour the Office 365 setup center References for this webinar Small Business setup…
  • Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 008 with Brian Jones

    Office 365 Team
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:38 pm
    In episode 8, Jeremy Thake chats to Brian Jones, Group Program Manager for the Office 365 Developer Platform. As an Office 365 Developer you would have most recently seen Brian speak at the SharePoint Conference 2014 alongside his lead Rob Lefferts, Director of PM, about the future of Office 365 development. In this show, Brian talks about his career at Microsoft and the journey he’s had in Office evolving the development experience with his team. This includes talking about the Open XML SDK, App Model and Office 365 APIs. He shares some great stories of the old world of three year release…
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    TidBITS

  • Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 8: Mail Services

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    In this chapter of “Take Control of OS X Server,” Charles Edge tries to persuade readers not to turn on OS X Server’s mail services, not because they’re difficult, but because doing so means non-stop battle against a constant onslaught of spam and malware. But if you do wish to venture into the breach, Charles provides the necessary background and instructions. 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…
  • Chapter 8 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:16 am
    If you want to run your own mail server using OS X Server, Charles Edge explains… why you really don’t want to do that. But if you insist, this chapter of “Take Control of OS X Server” provides the necessary background and instructions. 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…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 28 July 2014

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    Notable software releases this week include TinkerTool 5.3, Default Folder X 4.6.8, Audio Hijack Pro 2.11.0, Nicecast 1.11.0, Airfoil 4.8.7, Piezo 1.2.5, and Marked 2.3. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free 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.
  • ExtraBITS for 28 July 2014

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    Apple has acquired the BookLamp book recommendation service, Adam Engst appeared on The Tech Night Owl to talk about Apple’s Q3 financial results and the IBM deal, LiveCode is seeking funding to enable the cross-platform development environment to create HTML5 Web apps, and the Marvel Unlimited comic subscription service has been discounted to 99 cents through 29 July 2014. 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…
  • External Link: Apple Acquires BookLamp Recommendation Service

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    TechCrunch has uncovered the fact that Apple bought the book recommendation company BookLamp earlier this year for somewhere between $10 and $15 million. Although Apple’s only comment was “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” it seems likely that Apple was interested in BookLamp’s employees and Book Genome Project technology for improving recommendations within the iBooks Store and the App Store. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet.
 
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    TUAW

  • Sharknado: The Video Game is horrible, and it costs $2.99

    Mike Wehner
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    SyFy's Sharknado made-for-TV movie became a social media sensation (and the target of endless mockery) in part because it was intentionally cheesy and low-budget; chances are Sharknado 2: The Second One, which premieres this Wednesday on SyFy, will...
  • iPhone 101: How to request a refund from the App Store for mistaken purchases

    Kelly Hodgkins
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    We've all done it -- you are browsing through the App Store and inadvertently purchase an app that you really didn't intend to buy. It's one of those costly fat finger moments that you wish you could take back. Thankfully, Apple provides a way to...
  • As Apple enters the health tracking game, medical apps are causing doctors unwanted stress

    Mike Wehner
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Doctors spend years learning about various ailments, equipment, and medications before ever being allowed near a patient, so it's no surprise that the glut of health tracking apps available today is giving them fits. As Wired reports, the complete...
  • Facebook to remove messaging from iOS app, directs users to new Messenger app

    Yoni Heisler
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Facebook yesterday alerted users of its plans to remove the messaging feature from the company's iOS app. Mobile Facebook messaging functionality will live on, albeit via the company's standalone Messenger app. An email sent out to users yesterday...
  • Florida man scams Apple retail stores out of $309,768

    Yoni Heisler
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a rather offbeat and somewhat bizarre crime story, a Tampa Bay man was arrested earlier this month after managing to scam Apple out of $309,768. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 24-year old Sharron Laverne Parrish Jr. frequented Apple retail...
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    MacRumors

  • Rumored iWatch Supplier TPK's Q3 Forecast Falls Flat Amid Reports of Production Issues

    Kelly Hodgkins
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Details discussed during a recent earnings conference call by Apple supplier TPK Holdings suggest the production of the iWatch is behind schedule, reports UDN via GforGames. According to earlier rumors, the iWatch may debut in late 2014 with the latest report claiming it will launch alongside the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. Based on reports from Asian sources, TPK executives spent a portion of the company's Q3 2014 earning conference call explaining why it sees poorer than expected financial projections for the current quarter. TPK is allegedly supplying Apple with flexible displays that use silver…
  • Apple TV Updated with CNBC and FOX NOW Channels

    Eric Slivka
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    Apple today added two more channels to the Apple TV, delivering financial news channel CNBC and network FOX NOW to the platform. CNBC offers access to a live stream of the financial channel, as well as on-demand clips from news segments and full episodes of the channels "Prime" content original series. Viewing requires authentication with one of a number of cable and Internet providers. Notable cable companies not available for authentication include Time Warner and Charter. FOX NOW includes on-demand access to a number of shows from the network, including 24: Live Another Day, Cosmos: A…
  • Apple Launches Retina MacBook Pros with Faster Haswell Processors, More RAM Standard

    Richard Padilla
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    As indicated over the weekend and yesterday, Apple today launched refreshed 13-inch and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros.The new notebooks feature faster versions of Intel's Haswell processors, as all 13-inch models now come with 8GB of RAM standard while all 15-inch models now feature 16GB of RAM. The high end 15-inch model also received a $100 price cut, going from $2599 to $2499. New models include: 13-inch: - $1299: 2.6 GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB flash storage - $1499: 2.6 GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB flash storage - $1799: 2.8 GHz…
  • Hilton to Adopt Digital Check-In, Smartphone-Based Room Keys Worldwide

    Juli Clover
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    Hilton Worldwide, a company that operates thousands of hotels around the globe, today announced plans to roll out new mobile-based check-in and room selection tools, as well as digital smartphone-based room keys. Hilton guests will be able to select their rooms online using their smartphones, which will be able to display floor plans for each available room. Guests will also be able to check-in/check-out using their smartphones, as well as purchase upgrades and make special requests for item deliveries. Room selection: At 6 a.m. the day before a booked stay, Hilton HHonors members can sign…
  • Bare Logic Boards for 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Compared in New Photos

    Eric Slivka
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    Following the publication of several photos over the weekend showing what was claimed to be the bare logic board for the upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6, Nowherelse.fr now shares [Google Translate] a new set of photos showing the same part reportedly from the even larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model. The photos include side-by-side comparisons of the part from both iPhone 6 models and the iPhone 5s, and while it does not appear to be confirmed which iPhone 6 logic board is for which device size, there are now clearly two distinct parts larger than the current iPhone 5s logic board. Logic board fronts…
 
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    Macworld

  • The Week in Mac Accessories: Bountiful bags

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Bountiful bagsThis week's roundup of new Mac gear includes new options for carrying your MacBook, as well as a way to protect it from spilled milk.BlueloungeThe $18 Kickflip is a hinge that elevates the back edge of your Macbook, if you prefer a raised-back typing angle. The hinge is attached using an adhesive, though the company says that the adhesive leaves no residue if you want to remove or reposition the hinge. The Kickflip comes in two sizes: one each for 13- and 15-inch MacBooks.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • The Week in Mac Apps: Quacks like a … file

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Quacks like a … fileIn this week’s Mac app roundup, you’ll find a duck that likes to move your data around, a phone that doesn’t need dusting, and a tower that knows what happened to all your files.Cyberduck 4.5.1Developer David Kocher’s $24 Cyberduck is a Swiss Army knife of utilities for transferring your files over the Internet.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Asana brings its teamwork features to iPhones and iPads

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Asana, one of the older and most full-featured web-based teamwork tools, is launching an iOS app that promises almost all the functionality of the full-blown desktop browser service. Expected to be live this morning in the iTunes App Store, the new iOS app replaces one that had only limited functionality. Asana executives say the new app makes it easy for users on the go to add projects and tasks, capture ideas on the fly, and modify meeting agendas. Asana's new iOS app replicates nearly all the features of its desktop browser.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click…
  • Fox, CNBC, others now streaming on Apple TV

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    The Apple TV might not yet rival the hundreds of channels on your cable box, but that’s not to say they aren’t getting close. On Tuesday morning, the company added a few more options to its set-top streaming box, including some aimed at specific countries. Two new major networks dominate the offerings, at least in the U.S. First is a CNBC channel, which streams programs from the business network in real time, as well as providing access to on demand clips of its many shows. The second is Fox Now, which offers full episodes from the network’s broadcast shows, including the likes of…
  • Not-so-smartphone

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Writing for The Telegraph, Matthew Sparkes tells us of the phone that’s so cheap, you can’t afford to not buy it! Unless you want a phone that’s not a complete piece of crap. That would be the one drawback to this phone. Being a complete piece of crap. “Should the £26 Indian smartphone worry Apple?” (tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody). Oh, here, let the Macalope help you with that: NO. There. Is it clear now?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    MacTech News

  • Parliant announces new Mac voice messaging product

    dsellers
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Parliant has announced Echoes (http://www.echoes-app.com), a new Mac voice messaging product. It's different from Skype, FaceTime, and other voice chat applications because it eliminates "dialing" or setting up connections with your recipients. Echoes puts an icon in your menu bar where you just choose "Announce" (or press a keyboard shortcut), speak your announcement, and press return. Echoes lets you: ° Announce to other users running Echoes on your local network; ° Announce to everyone, groups of people you configure, or individuals; read more
  • iShowU Studio for Mac OS X adds more editing features

    dsellers
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
    shinywhitebox (http://shinywhitebox.com) has launched iShowU Studio 1.1.0, an update to their screen casting solution for Mac OS X. Aimed at the consumer and beginner prosumer market, iShowU Studio focuses on providing easy post-recording editing and publishing of captured footage. Version 1.1.0 provides more editing features and better text placement and presentation features. iShow U Studio requires Mac OS X 10.9 or later. It costs US$89.95, though version 1.1.0 is a free update for registered users.
  • Roxio Toast 12 offers new Live Screen Capture, HD Video Burning

    dsellers
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:57 am
    Roxio has introduced two new additions to its Toast family: Roxio Toast 12 Titanium and Roxio Toast 12 Pro. They provide: support for popular social media platforms and devices; capture, copy, convert and share capabilities; enhanced HD burning options and new Live Screen Capture. read more
  • X-BizTracker for Mac OS X updated to version 4.13

    dsellers
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    Excelisys has announced The eX-BizTracker 4.13, an update of the eX-File business productivity template for small- to medium-sized businesses. read more
  • Sonnet ships new xMac Pro Server 

    dsellers
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Sonnet (www.sonnettech.com) is shipping its new xMac Pro Server with a Thunderbolt 2-to-PCI Express (PCIe) expansion system and 4U rackmount enclosure for the latest generation of Mac Pro computers. It securely mounts the computer horizontally inside a specially designed 4U modular enclosure, connects three PCIe 2.0 slots via Thunderbolt 2 technology, and provides space to install additional equipment in two 5.25-inch mobile rack bays. read more
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    Touch Arcade

  • First Trailer Released for Foursaken Media's Next Game 'Phantom Rift'

    Jared Nelson
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    Foursaken Media originally announced their next project (well, one of their next projects) via a Tweet way back in May. At this time the name of the game wasn't even known, but Foursaken described it as "a mix of Bastion and Mega Man Battle Network with tons of equipment, abilities and customization." Foursaken fans in our forums quickly made a discussion thread based off this limited information, and shortly after Foursaken joined in to reveal some more tidbits on the game. First off was its name, Phantom Rift. It's described as an action RPG where you play as a wizard who's caught in a…
  • 'Dragon Raiders' Review - Flying High Again

    Carter Dotson
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Dragon Raiders [$0.99] is not your typical endless runner. It may seem like Temple Run [Free] with dragons on the surface, but what lies beneath is a clever game with a bit more to it. This is a level-based auto-runner that effectively uses two-dimensional movement: the dragon can move between horizontal lanes, and go into vertical lanes horizontally to collect coins and glyphs. And those glyphs serve as the clever hook of the game. See, there's a bonus for collecting chains of them in a row: 3, 4, and 5 are worth additional points in a row. Now, here's the wrinkle: it's not always possible…
  • 'Hearthstone' Curse of Naxxramas Expansion Plague Quarter Opens Tonight, Here's the Six Cards You'll Unlock

    Eli Hodapp
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    If you're wild about Hearthstone [Free (HD)], you're going to be in for a late night tonight. Blizzard just announced the time that the new Plague Quarter is going to be unlocking, and for those of us in the US market it'll happen at 11:59 PM Pacific tonight. Other regions get theirs a bit earlier, so if you're curious about all the fights, it might not be a bad idea to find someone with an Asian account streaming on Twitch this afternoon. Anyway, just like the Arachnid Quarter, the Plague Quarter is home to three boss fights and two class challenges which will reward six new cards. Hopefully…
  • Kairosoft's Latest Simulation Game, 'Kairobotica', Releases on App Store

    Carter Dotson
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Oh hey, here's a pleasant surprise on a Tuesday morning: the latest Kairosoft game has just hit the App Store worldwide: Kairobotica [$4.99]. Yes, this is another simulation game from the company that are masters of the simulation genre, that they became known for with Game Dev Story [$4.99]. And this one? Well, they're going meta by making it about their company mascot, the Kairobot. This time, the premise is to take command of a space station, helping to build Kairobots – a reference to the yellow robotic mascot of Kairosoft – with the goal being to help protect other planets from…
  • 'Mad Bullets' Review - Take Down Mad Dogs And Wild Gunmen In The Old West

    Shaun Musgrave
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    As a medium moves forward, it's often the case that things that were important and indeed integral in its early days become obsolete or out of vogue. I've talked about this a bit before with regards to shoot-em-ups, adventure games, and belt-scrolling beat-em-ups, but one genre I haven't mentioned yet perhaps represents some of the earliest and most important roots of the hobby of electronic gaming. Chances are, if you're old enough, you've got memories connected with light gun shooters in some form or another. Both in the arcades and at home, light gun games enjoyed quite a long period of…
 
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Supreme Court’s new rules on abstract patents hit Apple v. Samsung

    Joe Mullin
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    Oyvind Solstad When the US Supreme Court decided the Alice v. CLS Bank case last month, it was a signal that courts should be throwing out a lot more patents for being too abstract to be legally valid. Groups seeking patent reform and tech companies rejoiced, hoping the decision would knock out more of the patents wielded by so-called "patent trolls," whose only business is litigation. The fallout from this year's biggest patent decision is still taking shape, and it won't be affecting just fly-by-night patents owned by trolls. Defendants in corporate patent battles are hoping to use the…
  • Retina MacBook Pros get faster CPUs, more RAM, and a few price cuts

    Andrew Cunningham
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:11 am
    The 2013 Retina MacBook Pro is getting a minor refresh. Andrew Cunningham 2014 has been a lackluster year for new Mac hardware refreshes—the year is half gone, and all we've gotten is a MacBook Air that's a little cheaper and a tiny bit faster and an iMac that's a little cheaper and a lot slower. Now the Retina MacBook Pro line is getting in on the kind-of-refreshed fun with some mild spec bumps that don't radically change the models released back in 2013. Let's begin with the 15-inch models. The base prices remain the same across the board for these, but you now get the maximum 16GB of…
  • Bose accuses Beats of using patented noise-cancelling tech

    Tiffany Kelly
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Bose Corp. filed a lawsuit on Friday that accuses popular headphone maker Beats Electronics of infringing upon several of its patents. The suit claims that Bose lost sales because Beats—which Apple announced it would acquire for $3 billion in May—used patented noise-cancelling technology in its Studio and Studio Wireless headphone lines. Beats’ products that allegedly use the technology “can also be used for noise cancellation when no music is played, a feature that Beats also advertises,” the suit states. “Thus, Beats specifically encourages users to use the infringing…
  • PSA: Download the OS X Yosemite public beta now

    Andrew Cunningham
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    You, too can Yosemite-ize your desktop. Just proceed with caution. Andrew Cunningham If you didn't sign up for the OS X Yosemite public beta after reading our preview yesterday, you should do it sooner rather than later. Apple has just released the software to its Beta Program site, and people who have signed up should be receiving their notification e-mails now if they haven't gotten them already. Beta testers will receive a Mac App Store redemption code for the software, at which point they can download it as they would a standard OS X installer. Since this build of Yosemite is beta…
  • Old apps, new faces: More stuff that looks different in OS X Yosemite

    Andrew Cunningham
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    In our preview of the OS X Yosemite beta today, we focused mostly on the OS-wide changes to the user interface and the new features of a few built-in apps. As happened in the transition from iOS 6 to iOS 7, though, there are plenty of other applications in Yosemite that still work like they did in Mavericks, just with a fresh coat of paint. We've collected a few different representative examples in the photo gallery below—some of these designs completely rethink the way the original application looked (Game Center). Some of them look basically the same but compress the UI or move buttons to…
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    MacStories

  • Apple Refreshes Retina MacBook Pro With Faster Processor, Doubled RAM on Two Models

    Graham Spencer
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    Apple this morning refreshed their MacBook Pro with Retina display models with the latest generation of Intel's Haswell processors. All things considered, it's a minor update with each of the five base models receiving a 0.2GHz processor speed bump. All that means is the base model goes from 2.4GHz to 2.6GHz, whilst the most powerful preconfigured model goes from 3.5GHz to 3.7GHz. The other notable hardware change is the doubling of RAM for the base model 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (from 4GB to 8GB) and base model 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (from 8GB to 16GB). Finally, the 15-inch 2.5GHz…
  • A Candid Look at Unread’s First Year

    Graham Spencer
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Unread for iPhone has earned a total of $32K in App Store sales. Unread for iPad has earned $10K. After subtracting 40 percent in self-employment taxes and $350/month for health care premiums (times 12 months), the actual take-home pay from the combined sales of both apps is: $21,000, or $1,750/month. Considering the enormous amount of effort I have put into these apps over the past year, that’s a depressing figure. I try not to think about the salary I could earn if I worked for another company, with my skills and qualifications. It’s also a solid piece of evidence that shows…
  • What Makes a Name in the App Store?

    Graham Spencer
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:26 pm
    I looked at the top 200 apps in each category for both paid and free iPhone apps, 8400 apps in total. Although some developers use up to 49 words (and all 255 characters), the majority are around 4-5 words (24-35 characters). Around one third of apps use a delimiter / separator like 'Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine'. Stuart Hall takes a brief but interesting look at what exactly makes a name for apps in the App Store. Specifically, he is talking about the full app store name such as 'Wish - Shopping Made Fun'. Whilst Apple allows a name with as many as 255 characters (remember a tweet is…
  • FiftyThree Releases SDK for Their Pencil Stylus

    Graham Spencer
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    The FiftyThree SDK has been implemented by Procreate, allowing it to fully support the Pencil Stylus FiftyThree, the company behind the popular 'Paper' sketching app, have today released an SDK for their 'Pencil' stylus which is now available internationally. The SDK incorporates advanced features enabled by the Pencil that were previously limited to FiftyThree's own Paper app. In preparation for today's release, FiftyThree has worked with the developers of Procreate, Noteshelf, and Squiggle which will offer full support for the FiftyThree SDK. With the FiftyThree SDK, developers worldwide…
  • Apple Q3 2014 Results: $37.4 Billion Revenue, 35.2 Million iPhones, 13.3 Million iPads Sold

    Graham Spencer
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Apple has published their Q3 2014 financial results for the quarter that ended June 28. The company posted revenue of $37.4 billion. The company sold 13.3 million iPads, 35.2 million iPhones, and 4.4 million Macs, earning a quarterly net profit of $6.9 billion. “Our record June quarter revenue was fueled by strong sales of iPhone and Mac and the continued growth of revenue from the Apple ecosystem, driving our highest EPS growth rate in seven quarters,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We are incredibly excited about the upcoming releases of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, as…
 
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  • Is Apple preparing to challenge Amazon’s book business?

    MacDailyNews
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:29 am
    “Apple looks to be stepping up its battle to win book customers from Amazon by purchasing Booklamp, a startup trying to deliver better book recommendations for readers,” Daniel Kline writes for The Motley Fool. “BookLamp’s best-known product, the Book Genome Project, scans the writing style of books a customer likes and suggests novels or authors with a similar feel,” Kline writes. “It could also break down plot themes and content, allowing for better search and discovery, TechCrunch reported. According to a source from the technology news site,…
  • Apple’s iPhone 6 looms as world moves to large-screen smartphones

    MacDailyNews
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    “Consumers are increasingly moving towards larger smartphones, according to a new global survey from Netbiscuits, which should be welcomed news for Apple and its upcoming iPhone,” Gary Krakow writes for TheStreet. “According to the Q2 Global Web Trends report, U.K.-based Netbiscuits found the average physical size of mobile phone screens in use has been increasing worldwide. All segments over 4 inches increased share compared to last quarter,” Krakow writes. “The survey shows the fastest growth came in the 6-inch and larger category which, it concludes, is a good…
  • Android ‘Fake ID’ bug lets criminals gain access to Android users’ credit card data

    MacDailyNews
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    “An Android flaw has been uncovered that lets malware insert malicious code into other apps, gain access to the user’s credit card data and take control of the device’s settings,” Leo Kelion reports for BBC News. “BlueBox Labs said it was particularly concerning as phone and tablet owners did not need to grant the malware special permissions for it to act.” “The company added it had alerted Google to the problem in advance to allow it to mend its operating system. Google confirmed it had created a fix,” Kelion reports. “However, the many…
  • Apple TV updated with FOX NOW, CNBC channels; FX NOW with ‘The Simpsons’ coming

    MacDailyNews
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    “Apple has rolled out some new channel additions to the Apple TV set-top box this morning. Both FOX NOW and CNBC have joined the Apple TV lineup,” Zac Hall reports for 9to5Mac. “Both channels appear to require a cable subscription to unlock the content within. However, some episodes and clips are available without providing subscription credentials.” “The CNBC channel supports viewing live broadcasts from the business-focused station as well as viewing previously aired shows and content,” Hall reports. “The FOX NOW channel features popular shows from…
  • Apple’s Mac is en route to dominance

    MacDailyNews
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    Last week, “Apple announced an incredible quarter with strong revenue growth being driven by the iPhone and, yes indeed, the Mac,” Sean Chandler writes for Seeking Alpha. “I believe that the Mac is a highly underestimated product at Apple, and previously, I have even written about the Mac’s potential in dominating the PC market. Mac revenue grew 13% annually and is now right on the iPad’s tail, as it trails around 6% lower, a figure that was 30% lower one year ago.” “For Apple’s third quarter, fiscal year 2014, it announced that the Mac…
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  • Pre-order a 24-karat Gold iPhone 6

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Everyone’s got an iPhone these days, and if you don’t like the idea of having what everyone else has, then BRIKK has something for you: a 24-karat gold iPhone 6. Because a regular iPhone 6 is not good enough. BRIKK’s web site says that the gold iPhone 6 will be available in September or October and has a thick layer of 24k yellow gold, which covers the entire surface of the unit. Each unit is polished by hand, plated, and assembled in Los Angeles. The site gives additional details about the gold iPhone 6, which may also give us information about the regular iPhone: 4.7-inch…
  • How Tim Cook is Changing Apple’s Image for the Better

    Brian Meyer
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    In the days of Steve Jobs, Apple was transformed from a small, quirky company that made great computers, but also made oddities like the Newton, which was far too ahead of its time, into the powerhouse of a corporation that it is today. Much of this success can be placed squarely on the shoulders of the cofounder, mostly due to his intense attention to detail, adherence to strict secrecy, and above all, a true eye for what people will want, instead of what they already want. With the passing of Steve Jobs in 2011, the company has been trusted to the leadership of the then-COO, Tim Cook. As…
  • Stream Movie Torrents Directly to Apple TV Via TorrenTV

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you torrent, that is. Not that we’re advocating downloading movies via torrenting, but we’re not so naive to think that no one does it. Why else would The Pirate Bay still be alive and kicking? If you have an Apple TV and torrent movies, then you can now stream movie torrents directly to your device via a cross-platform movie streaming app called TorrenTV. TorrenTV is an open-source app similar in some ways to the popular Popcorn Time, but it has some significant differences which make it more attractive. Don’t expect an index of movies which you can choose from. Instead,…
  • Analyst Says Apple Could Be Obsolete in Three Years

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    WTF? Yup. That’s exactly how the BGR reacted as well, calling this prediction “WTF of the week“. I suppose we should establish what obsolete really means – just covering our bases, you know. Merriam-Webster says: a : no longer in use or no longer useful b : of a kind or style no longer current : old-fashioned Well I suppose that we can say that some Apple products are already obsolete even now, but what is this analyst talking about? The analyst, Pedro de Noronha, managing partner at hedge fund Noster Capital, was featured in a CNBC segment where he said that Apple…
  • New Samsung Galaxy S5 Ad Makes Fun of the iPhone 6

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    Even before the iPhone 6 has been launched! Do you smell that? The reek of desperation emanating from Samsung… Yeah, okay, maybe I went a little overboard fangirling with those statements, but seriously! The new Samsung Galaxy S5 ad was released on YouTube this week, all while speculation about the iPhone 6 is still rife. Then again, I guess if you’re a Samsung fan, you’d be making fun of how Apple fans get all excited about the newest iPhone and how we speculate like nothing else. Samsung just doesn’t want to stop taking potshots at the iPhone. It wasn’t that…
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  • Apple releases updated MacBook Pro lineup with slight speed boosts, lower prices on some models

    Chris Barylick
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:59 am
    You can’t argue with a speed bump and a lower price on the notebook you want. Per Macworld, Apple on Tuesday released it’s upgraded line of professional MacBook Pro notebooks, the intro-level and mid-range 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros going from a 2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with a Turbo Boost of up to 2.9GHz to a 2.6GHz dual-core i5 with a Turbo Boost of up to 3.1GHz; the high-end 13-inch meanwhile goes from a 2.6GHz dual-core i5 to a 2.8GHz dual-core i5 (its Turbo Boost, which previously reached 3.1GHz, now gets up to 3.3GHz). The entry-level 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro also…
  • Rumors of 5.5 inch iPhone 6 logic board with photos

    Tom Hesser
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Amid the many MANY iPhone 6 rumors comes this one from a Chinese repair company called GeekBar, who posted these pictures of what is supposedly the new logic boards for a 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch iPhone 6. The boards do not have components attached, but some Chinese sources say that the new device will sport a next-generation “A8″ CPU, and have faster 802.11ac wireless networking chips as well as NFC hardware. Expectations of NFC (Near Field Communication) hardware in the iPhone have been around for some time, but Apple’s direction has clearly favored BlueTooth LE technology…
  • Rumor: New MacBook Pro notebooks with faster CPUs, 16 GB of RAM to surface Tuesday

    Chris Barylick
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    Maybe it’s a good thing that my mid-2011 MacBook Pro was stolen on Friday. Per AppleInsider, Apple is rumored to be launching both new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks on Tuesday. The new models are said to feature faster CPUs and a meaty 16 GB of RAM. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is said to be identified as model “J44a,” according to French website MacG, which cited “confirmation” from a reliable source. The new 15-inch model is said to be identified as “J45a.” No other information on the new high-end MacBook Pro models was…
  • Rumor: Next-gen iOS devices to see delays, only 4.6-inch iPhone 6 to make September debut

    Chris Barylick
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    You may have to wait a little longer for the cool nw iOS-based devices that you’re hankering for. Per Taiwanese newspaper UDN and GforGames, a current rumor suggests that only one of Apple’s next-generation handsets — the 4.7-inch “iPhone 6″ — will be ready for launch at the company’s anticipated September media event, as the larger 5.5-inch model will allegedly not even enter production until that month. This marks the latest in a string of rumors that sum up a delayed launch for Apple’s larger “phablet”-sized iPhone 6, which is said to…
  • Rumor: Apple working on e-wallet, could debut technology alongside iPhone 6

    Chris Barylick
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    It probably won’t come as a surprise, but Apple may be working on its own e-wallet technology that could debut alongside the iPhone 6 this fall. Per The Information, anonymous sources close to the store claim that Apple is accelerating work on a mobile payments system, or digital wallet, that could be ready by this fall, allowing customers to pay for physical goods with their iPhone instead of a credit card or cash. The report states that Apple is in talks with partner companies to launch a Google Wallet competitor as soon as this fall, with some saying the service may roll out with the…
 
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  • Sharknado game storms its way onto iOS

    Kirk Hiner
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    The press release for Sharknado: The Video Game says it’s based on the “cult classic.” I’m not sure I’d go quite that far just yet, but SyFy is sure working hard to get it there, so I’ll let them have their fun with success while you have your fun the game. Developed by the appropriately named Other Ocean, in partnership with the inappropriately named Majesco Entertainment Company, Sharknado: The… Continue reading Sharknado game storms its way onto iOS Related posts: Sharknado won’t leave us alone Hit your friends with the Lie Swatter, now on iOS Mr. Runner 2:…
  • Logitech offers Protection+ for iPhone 5/5s, reviewed

    Kirk Hiner
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    The Logitech Protection+ is a deceptive case. It doesn’t look to be as protective as it is. It adds noticable weight to your iPhone 5 or 5s, and it does make it thicker, but when you consider it exceeds exceeds military drop standards (MIL STD 810 G)—tested at drops from 1.8 meters—it’s actually pretty svelte for protection it provides. This comes from the “ultra-protective outer shell” which fully encases the sides and back of your iPhone. There’s a camera opening, of course, and openings at the bottom for the headphone jack,… Continue reading Logitech…
  • Apple has paid its App Store developers over $20 billion

    Seth Fitzgerald
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri have provided some fascinating details about the company’s business, chief of which was the revelation that Apple has paid over $20 billion to its App Store developers. What is truly surprising is how nearly half of the enormous revenue was earned by developers in only the last twelve… Continue reading Apple has paid its App Store developers over $20 billion Related posts: Apple announces App Store Volume Purchasing for Business Apple implements new app age ratings system Apple releases schedule for iOS 7 Tech Talks The post Apple has paid its App…
  • MacBook Pro with Retina Display gets updated

    Erica Marceau
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    The MacBook Pro with Retina display laptops have been officially refreshed with more memory, faster processors, more upgrade options, and a cheaper price. As has been rumored, the 15-inch model now comes with 16GB memory standard, along with a 1TB flash drive upgrade option.Continue reading MacBook Pro with Retina Display gets updated Related posts: Apple releases 13″ MacBook Pro Retina display The 13″ MacBook Pro’s value shortfall Apple offering refurbished 15″ MacBook Pro Retina Display models The post MacBook Pro with Retina Display gets updated appeared first on…
  • Chart hints at launch of upgraded 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pros

    Seth Fitzgerald
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:22 am
    A photo of an Apple Store chart has surfaced that suggests the company may have plans to launch a slightly modified line of 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros that will come with 16GB of RAM standard, as well as faster Haswell processors. The photo purportedly comes from Apple’s Chongqing store in China. The chart displays two configurations. The first… Continue reading Chart hints at launch of upgraded 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pros Related posts: Rumor: Apple to end non-Retina 13-inch Macbook Pro production Rumor: Speculations on the Thunderbolt Mac Pro iPhone rumors continue as…
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  • MyMac Podcast 515: Apple’s Fading Secrecy

    The MyMac Podcast
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    Gaz is off doing fun family things and Guy managed to grab Karl Madden on to talk about Apple’s policy of secrecy surrounding their upcoming products. They also talk about Apple’s last financial quarter but more importantly, who were the winners of the Feral Interactive Lego Marvel Super Heroes give-away! Download the show hereRSS Feed […]
  • Decibullz Custom Molded Earphones – Review

    Curt Blanchard
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Decibullz Custom Molded Earphones Manufacturer: Decibullz MSRP: $59.00 (extra molds are available for $19.99) Apple’s earbuds don’t stay securely in my ears. Many people have fitting problems with earbuds/earphones and many ears differ between left and right. Decibullz has a clever fitting solution—mold your own. Custom-molding offers a big advantage over most in-ear phones. They […]
  • TechFan #171 – CGI

    Tim Robertson
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Tim and David announce the winners of the Feral Interactive LEGO Marvel Super Heroes giveaway! If you have ever thought of Podcasting, this is the episode to listen to as Tim discusses what the Stoplight Network is, the different types of shows there, and how he want’s to see YOU podcasting. FotoMagico 4 by Boinx […]
  • Zabius M Earphones – Review

    Curt Blanchard
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Zabius M Mobile Gaming Headset Manufacturer: Genius MSRP: $49.99 (Internet price: $35.24) Zabius M Zabius M is a great sounding pair of earphones. They are packaged in a black box with shooting flames, acetate windows, and a red scorpion logo. Inside, the earphones have flat black and red cables with chrome accents. They are contained […]
  • Creative Sound Blaster SR20 ROAR Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – Review

    John Nemerovski
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Sound Blaster SR20 ROAR Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – Review Company: Creative Price: $150 This new and remarkable portable speaker from Creative Technology changes everything. For $150, Creative Sound Blaster SR20 ROAR is the best wireless (or wired) one-piece speaker ever. It is no exaggeration to state that SR20 is comparable to a $350 or $400 speaker, […]
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  • Spotify added a neat equalizer to its iOS app

    Buster Hein
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
    Equalizers haven’t been a fashionable tech feature since Boomboxes went out of style in the 90′s, but Spotify just released a major update to its iOS app and I can’t stop playing with its fun new equalizer. Spotify’s 1.1 update…Read more ›
  • Last chance to get an amazing price on The GripGo and NoteBook 4 [Deals]

    Allan Blocker
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    Now is your last chance to take advantage of two amazing offers: The GripGo Universal Car Mount to make your travels safer while keeping the communication lines open; and NoteBook 4, the ultimate note-taking and organizing software. Both are available…Read more ›
  • Apple TV adds CNBC and Fox Now channels

    Buster Hein
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    Apple added two new channels to Apple TV for customers in the U.S. on Tuesday, along with a few other additions for countries around the world. Starting today, Apple TV users can access the new CNBC and Fox Now channels…Read more ›
  • Apple investigating FaceTime hardware for the enterprise market

    Luke Dormehl
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:36 am
    Could Apple be working on a higher-resolution version of FaceTime for use in enterprise? A new patent published Tuesday suggests that it’s at least something the company is looking at, as it describes a multi-view video conferencing camera system that…Read more ›
  • The NPR One app is like Pandora for public radio

    John Brownlee
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    Can’t get enough of NPR? Literally? Have we got an app for you. It’s called NPR One, and it’s an infinite stream of personalized radio stories that will keep you going all day long. NPR One is basically a curated…Read more ›
 
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  • Iridient Developer

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:25 am
    This image (raw and other) processing app features advanced algorithms, specific support for more than 500 cameras, high bit-depth support, batch processing and more.
  • Acorn

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    This full-featured, layer-based, reasonably-priced image editor gets a bunch of bug fixes and even more features in the latest version.
  • Roxio Toast

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    The CD/DVD authoring app can capture video from camcorders, discs, web and screen, author blu-ray discs, clean up media and more,
  • iTunes Producer

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    Apple updates its content prep tool for uploading stuff to the iTunes Store, App Store, iBook Store, etc.
  • Report: Security

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    LinkedIn abuses; HIPAA issues and questions
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  • Keyboard Shortcuts 101

    William Chung
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    Mac has many keyboard shortcuts that help users save their time to complete various tasks. For example, command+c (Copy) and command+v (Paste), one of the most commonly used pair of shortcuts. However there are many other Shortcuts most users are not aware of. Here’s a few: Command + Control + Option + 8 (For Pranksters)  If you’re already aware of this shortcut, you’ve probably used this to prank your Mac user friends. Through this shortcut, you can invert the colors on your Mac screen. This shortcut was created to help those with visual impairments but it also provides a…
  • For All Writers: Mac writing applications you didn’t know about

    William Chung
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Ever since Microsoft Word was developed in the late 90’s, it seems like everyone has been using Word to do anything with writing. Despite the expensive price, Schools and even businesses have required people to use Word for the past two decades. However, powerful Microsoft Word could not satisfy all writer’s needs. Yet it was because they didn’t have to. There are dozens of Mac applications that people are probably not aware of that have its own special features for specific writing purposes. Therefore, we’ve picked out  few of the best writing applications available for various…
  • Woodchuck Cases | Made in the USA

    Marshall
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:30 am
    Meet Woodchuck, where local craftsmanship, quality, and nature are blended together to produce high quality wood products to fit into your lifestyle in the form of cases and skins made out of Cedar, Bamboo, Mahogany, Walnut, and Birch just to name a few. Today we will be taking a look at the Woodchuck iPhone 5s Bamboo Wood Skin as well the Woodchuck MacBook Air Mahogany Wood Skin. In terms of style, you can’t beat Woodchuck. The look and feel of the wood surpasses most other wooden cases that I have come across in the past in both the Mahogany and Bamboo wood types. The edges were perfectly…
  • How to use OS X Mavericks 101

    William Chung
    1 May 2014 | 7:28 am
          The latest version of OS X has brought even more comfort to Mac Users. The powerful OS X Mavericks has so many new features that you may miss some of them if you’re not careful. So to help you become a Mavericks expert, we’ve decided to provide you a few tips and tricks for more efficient use of the new operating system. Finder By pressing Command + T, now you can open tabs in your finder, a lot like browser tabs in Safari. Furthermore, the previous Mac OS X Lion Finder could label folders and files with various colors. Now with Mavericks, these color labels…
  • Spark: The Social News Network

    Joe
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Spark is working to make strides to revolutionize the consumption of news. The new app allows users to share and read articles posted by friends from sources such as The New York Times and Medium.com. Spark’s aesthetically pleasing interface takes a minimalist approach allowing the user to focus on the content and easily navigate through the application. This application divides articles into timelines (home, spark, fire) promoting articles within the network of users followed as well as trending articles. Users are encouraged to post intriguing articles, the more likes and comments…
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  • Roxio Toast 12 offers new Live Screen Capture, HD Video Burning

    dsellers
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:57 am
    Roxio has introduced two new additions to its Toast family: Roxio Toast 12 Titanium and Roxio Toast 12 Pro. They provide: support for popular social media platforms and devices; capture, copy, convert and share capabilities; enhanced HD burning options and new Live Screen Capture. read more
  • X-BizTracker for Mac OS X updated to version 4.13

    dsellers
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    Excelisys has announced The eX-BizTracker 4.13, an update of the eX-File business productivity template for small- to medium-sized businesses. read more
  • Sonnet ships new xMac Pro Server 

    dsellers
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Sonnet (www.sonnettech.com) is shipping its new xMac Pro Server with a Thunderbolt 2-to-PCI Express (PCIe) expansion system and 4U rackmount enclosure for the latest generation of Mac Pro computers. It securely mounts the computer horizontally inside a specially designed 4U modular enclosure, connects three PCIe 2.0 slots via Thunderbolt 2 technology, and provides space to install additional equipment in two 5.25-inch mobile rack bays. read more
  • Apple revs MacBook Pro line with faster Haswell processors

    dsellers
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:48 am
    Apple has updated its MacBook Pro with faster Haswell processors but no Broadwell processors. All 13-inch models now come with 8GB of RAM standard, all 15-inch models now feature 16GB of RAM. The new 13-inch models include: ° $1299: 2.6 GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB flash storage; ° $1499: 2.6 GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB flash storage; ° $1799: 2.8 GHz dual-core i7 processor, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB flash storage; The new 13-inch models include: ° $1999: 2.2 GHz quad-core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB flash storage; read more
  • Kool Tools: NAS storage offerings

    dsellers
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:21 am
    WD has expanded its WD Red line of SATA hard drives for home and small office NAS (network attached storage) systems with the release of a 5TB and first-to-market 6TB capacity for NAS-specific storage and the introduction of WD Red Pro hard drives that address the medium to large business NAS market. WD Red 3.5-inch hard drives are now shipping in 1TB to 6TB capacities. The new WD Red Pro 3.5-inch hard drives are available in 2TB to 4TB capacities. read more
 
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  • Where Are the iOS Indie Developers?

    John Gruber
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Brent Simmons: I think my point still stands — pure iOS indies are fairly rare. I can easily come up with a bigger list of pure Mac indies, even though iOS developers in general outnumber Mac developers.  ★ 
  • A Candid Look at Unread’s First Year

    John Gruber
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    Jared Sinclair: Despite all of these circumstances, Unread still only earned $42K in sales ($21K after taxes and expenses) and is on a course that doesn’t promise much growth. I conclude from all this that anyone who wants to make a satisfying living as an independent app developer should seriously consider only building apps based on sustainable revenue models. I suspect this means through consumable in-app purchases, like those in Candy Crush Saga or Clash of Clans, or through recurring subscription charges, like those in WhatsApp. Furthermore, I have grave doubts that any solo developer…
  • Apple TV Updated With CNBC and Fox Now Channels

    John Gruber
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:36 am
    One hole in these Apple TV “channels”: they each require you to authenticate through your cable provider separately. Seems like something a future Apple TV update should allow you to do once, at the system level, and then allow all these channels to just work.  ★ 
  • MacBook Pro Speed Bumps and Minor Price Cuts

    John Gruber
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Minor updates, including a nice bump in the default RAM for the entry-level machines.  ★ 
  • ‘App: The Human Story’ — Kickstarter Final Stretch

    John Gruber
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    Speaking of Jed Hurt and Jake Schumacher and their documentary, their Kickstarter campaign is coming down the wire. They’re close to their funding goal, with just under three days to go as I type this. I can’t say enough about how good this movie looks so far, what a pleasure it was to participate in it, and how glad I am that they’re making it. As Craig Hockenberry wrote: By funding this project, you’re also giving your future self a rare gift. […] You’re going to look back at this time in your career fondly and wish you remembered more about it.” It just…
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  • Best flowchart apps for iPad: Create diagrams and charts easier than ever!

    Allyson Kazmucha
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    Looking for the best iPad apps to help you turn mindmapping and creating charts and diagrams into less of a headache? If you're giving a presentation or just in the beginning stages of starting a project, flowcharts and diagrams can be immensely useful when it comes to conveying and sharing ideas with others. And since most people benefit from visual cues, flowcharts can be a great way to help people make decisions. There are lots of App Store apps up for the task, but what flowchart apps for iPad are the best? Mindnode Mindnode is an easy to use diagramming and flow chart app that smartly…
  • Echoes is a modern take on the PA system

    Joseph Keller
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:32 am
    Echoes is a new take on voice announcements using your Mac. The app lets you send voice announcements to other computers on your local network without any fuss. To get started, select the menu bar icon. From there, you can announce to all connected computers, or select which individual recipients should receive your message. After clicking Announce, capture your message with the simple recording interface. When you're finished, hit Send, and your message will play for all intended recipients. The menu item also lets you mute announcements, cancel a current one, or resend your last if you need…
  • OneNote for iPhone and iPad updated with new file insert feature and more

    John Callaham
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Microsoft has a new and major update for its OneNote note taking app for iPhone and iPad users, allowing people to insert files into notes and more. The new 2.3 version of OneNote for iOS has the following change log: Insert Files - You asked, we listened. Now you can insert files into your notes, open them with a double-tap, and easily share them using AirDrop. Protected Sections - Now you can lock or unlock password-protected sections created in OneNote for Windows. PDF Printouts - Add a PDF printout to any notebook page, then add your own notes. Organize Notebooks - Now you can move and…
  • Asana for iPhone and iPad gets massive UI update

    Simon Sage
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:21 am
    Asana's group collaboration and task management app for iOS has been totally revamped in an impressive way. It still lets users work together on shared projects, monitor deadlines, assign tasks, and fling related files back and forth, but the experience has changed a fair bit. There's now a home screen that gives you a quick, at-a-glance view of what tasks are on your plate for the day. Searching across all of your projects and team members is more readily accessible, and tasks can be easily reordered and prioritized by drag and drop. The update isn't available just yet, but keep an eye out…
  • Retina MacBook Pros get mild processor bump and pricing change; will Mac users keep buying?

    Peter Cohen
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    A bit more than a week ago, Intel offered new Core i5 and Core i7 chips to augment its line of "Haswell"-era microprocessors. Apple wasted no time getting the new chips into its own production; on Tuesday the company introduced refreshed Retina MacBook Pros containing the new processors. Are Apple's tweaks to the MacBook Pro line enough to keep people buying them? Mild performance boost For people interested in performance bumps, this is a pretty mild change — a 200 MHz frequency increase across the product line: 2.4 and 2.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processors on the 13-inch Retina…
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  • Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X

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

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

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

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    I've become somewhat obsessed with the faces feature in iPhoto. Currently, I have about 7000 unidentified faces in my library. I knock out a few hundred here and there. It's oddly satisfying, but I go to a lot of large events - events where a lot of people look familiar because they are regulars, but I don't know them. This makes finding faces rather cumbersome, especially since the method of ignoring faces requires the mouse. Everything else can be done with the keyboard. Plus, doesn't track repeatedly ignored faces, so the same faces keep showing up. Well, I've discovered a way to work…
  • 10.9: Terminal text shortcuts still work in Safari

    27 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    I should have stumbled on this one years ago but I have just realised typing in Safari's address bar and unconsciously doing Ctrl+a to go to the start of my query, that it works. We recall these life saving Unix text editing shortcuts: 'Ctrl+a' : go to start of the line 'Ctrl+e' : go to the eol 'Ctrl+k' : delete all chars to the right of the cursor I have tested those with success in various standard Dialog Boxes, TextEdit windows andin Safari's address bar; it seems to be a relatively system wide standard. Of course no luck with MS apps, they use their non-standard Alt+arrows (when most…
 
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  • A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

    timothy
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    redletterdave (2493036) writes "Sharron Laverne Parrish Jr., 24, allegedly scammed Apple not once, but 42 times, cheating the company out of more than $300,000 — and his scam was breathtakingly simple. According to a Secret Service criminal complaint, Parrish allegedly visited Apple Stores and tried to buy products with four different debit cards, which were all closed by his respective financial institutions. When his debit card was inevitably declined by the Apple Store, he would protest and offer to call his bank — except, he wasn't really calling his bank. So he would…
  • Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations

    timothy
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Bose has taken issue with some of the technology embodied in products in Apple's newly acquired Beats line of headphones. As Ars Technica reports, Bose is suing Apple, claiming that the Beats products violate five Bose patents, covering noise cancellation and signal processing Although Bose never mentions Apple in the 22-page complaint, the acquisition price of the private company may have played a part in spurring Bose to sue. The suit doesn't include a specific damage demand. Bose has also filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission against Beats over the same infringement…
  • Apple Acquires "Pandora For Books" Booklamp For $15 Million

    timothy
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Nate the greatest (2261802) writes with news made public Friday that Apple has acquired a little known ebook company called Booklamp, a small Idaho-based ebook startup which is best known for the Book Genome Project. First shown off to the world in 2008, this project was conceived by Booklamp founder and CEO Aaron Stanton as a way of analyzing a book's pacing, dialog, perspective, genre, and other details in order to identify a book's unique DNA. Booklamp has been using the tech to sell various services to publishers, tech companies, and the like, but Booklamps's existing contracts were…
  • Private Data On iOS Devices Not So Private After All

    timothy
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    theshowmecanuck (703852) writes with this excerpt from Reuters summarizing the upshot of a talk that Jonathan Zdziarski gave at last weekend's HOPE conference: Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company acknowledged this week. The same techniques to circumvent backup encryption could be used by law enforcement or others with access to the 'trusted' computers to which the devices have been connected, according to the security expert who prompted Apple's admission.
  • Chromebooks Are Outselling iPads In Schools

    Unknown Lamer
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Nate the greatest (2261802) writes Apple thrilled investors earlier this week when they revealed that they had sold 13 million iPads to schools and claimed 85% of the educational tablet market, but that wasn't the whole story. It turns out that Apple has only sold 5 million iPads to schools since February 2013, or an average of less than a million tablets a quarter over 6 quarters. It turns out that instead of buying iPads, schools are buying Chromebooks. Google reported that a million Chromebooks were sold to schools last quarter, well over half of the 1.8 million units sold in the second…
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  • Roxio Toast 12 offers new Live Screen Capture, HD Video Burning

    dsellers
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:57 am
    Roxio has introduced two new additions to its Toast family: Roxio Toast 12 Titanium and Roxio Toast 12 Pro. They provide: support for popular social media platforms and devices; capture, copy, convert and share capabilities; enhanced HD burning options and new Live Screen Capture. read more
  • X-BizTracker for Mac OS X updated to version 4.13

    dsellers
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    Excelisys has announced The eX-BizTracker 4.13, an update of the eX-File business productivity template for small- to medium-sized businesses. read more
  • Sonnet ships new xMac Pro Server 

    dsellers
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Sonnet (www.sonnettech.com) is shipping its new xMac Pro Server with a Thunderbolt 2-to-PCI Express (PCIe) expansion system and 4U rackmount enclosure for the latest generation of Mac Pro computers. It securely mounts the computer horizontally inside a specially designed 4U modular enclosure, connects three PCIe 2.0 slots via Thunderbolt 2 technology, and provides space to install additional equipment in two 5.25-inch mobile rack bays. read more
  • Apple revs MacBook Pro line with faster Haswell processors

    dsellers
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:48 am
    Apple has updated its MacBook Pro with faster Haswell processors but no Broadwell processors. All 13-inch models now come with 8GB of RAM standard, all 15-inch models now feature 16GB of RAM. The new 13-inch models include: ° $1299: 2.6 GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB flash storage; ° $1499: 2.6 GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB flash storage; ° $1799: 2.8 GHz dual-core i7 processor, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB flash storage; The new 13-inch models include: ° $1999: 2.2 GHz quad-core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB flash storage; read more
  • Kool Tools: NAS storage offerings

    dsellers
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:21 am
    WD has expanded its WD Red line of SATA hard drives for home and small office NAS (network attached storage) systems with the release of a 5TB and first-to-market 6TB capacity for NAS-specific storage and the introduction of WD Red Pro hard drives that address the medium to large business NAS market. WD Red 3.5-inch hard drives are now shipping in 1TB to 6TB capacities. The new WD Red Pro 3.5-inch hard drives are available in 2TB to 4TB capacities. read more
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  • Star Apps: Chicago and REO Speedwagon

    Josh Rotter
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Two Midwestern monsters of rock tear it up in one must-see tour.
  • Software week in review, July 25

    Julie Wildhaber
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:03 pm
    A recap of the latest news from Apple, Microsoft, Google, and the front lines of security and privacy.
  • Star Apps: Michael Pitt

    Josh Rotter
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:36 pm
    The "I Origins" star dissects scientists, spirituality, and software.
  • Star Apps: Michel Gondry

    Josh Rotter
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:29 pm
    The "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" director returns to his native tongue with "Mood Indigo."
  • Star Apps: Wiz Khalifa

    Josh Rotter
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:09 pm
    The hip-hop leader keeps his followers under the influence with his current tour and new album "Blacc Hollywood."
 
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  • Thieves Target Durham, North Carolina Apple Store in Smash-and-Grab Robbery

    Kelly Hodgkins
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Thieves last night stole an unknown number of MacBooks in a smash-and-grab theft at the Apple Store located in the Southpoint Mall in Durham, North Carolina. The MacBook units reportedly were display models situated in the front section of the store. The Apple Store is part of The Streets at Southpoint, a shopping destination that includes both an indoor mall and an outdoor shopping pavilion. The Apple store is located in an outdoor section of the complex, making it an easier target for an overnight theft. The store is currently closed following the break-in. Smash-and-grab robberies are not…
  • New SSD-Equipped Drobo Mini Boosts Speed of Drobo's Portable Storage Lineup

    Kelly Hodgkins
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:22 am
    Connected Data today launched an updated version of its Drobo Mini that includes Solid State Disk (SSD) drives (Via ZDNet). The new model offers an 80 percent performance improvement over a similar Drobo Mini equipped only with hard disk drives. The new Drobo Mini with SSDs is a portable storage solution designed for photographers, videographers and other on-the-go media professionals who require fast drive performance they can fit in their bag. "The core benefits that any user receives when using a Drobo are still tremendous value. Being able to start with the capacity you need today and…
  • European Commission Approves Apple's $3 Billion Acquisition of Beats

    Kelly Hodgkins
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    The European Commission has approved Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music (Via Engadget). The Commission concluded that merger posed no threat to competition as "the combined market share of Apple and Beats Electronics is low." In its decision, the Commission noted that the Apple and Beats merger would not negatively effect either the headphone or the streaming music market in the European Union. "The Commission concluded that the combination of the two businesses did not raise competition concerns because the combined market share of Apple and Beats Electronics is low. In…
  • Apple Stores to Adjust Genius Bar Appointments, Set to Train Employees on New Initiative

    Richard Padilla
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Apple is planning to make a number of changes at its retail stores ahead of the upcoming holiday season, which include adjustments to Genius Bar appointments and training for its employees on a new initiative, according to 9to5Mac. The report notes that Apple will do away with the suggested 15 minute time limit for Genius Bar appointments in favor of a system that allows customers to book sessions with time limits based on how many issues they have. A few Apple Retail Stores have already started training for the new measures, as a full rollout of the new policy is expected to take place in…
  • Buyer's Guide: Discounts on MacBook Air, Retina MacBook Pro, AppleCare, and Apple Accessories

    Juli Clover
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:35 pm
    This week's Buyer's Guide includes deals on the MacBook Air, the Retina MacBook Pro, and AppleCare, as well as an array of Apple-related accessories that are currently on sale. MacBook Air Apple's MacBook Air is currently available for up to $150 off at Best Buy, with Adorama, Amazon, and B&H Photo offering similar deals on some models. The entry-level 11-inch MacBook Air with 128 GB of storage can be purchased for $799 from Best Buy, Adorama, or B&H Photo. The higher-end 11-inch MacBook Air with increased storage is available for $949 from Best Buy and Amazon. The entry-level…
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  • TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-29

    Jeff Gamet
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    The future for magazines looked promising thanks to the iPad, but not everyone is pleased with how that worked out. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about how the digital magazine has been something of a disappointment, and why John is planning on going back to print. They also offer up their take on companies like Facebook splitting features across multiple apps.
  • Apple TV Adds Fox Now, CNBC Channels

    Jeff Gamet
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    Fox Now and CNBC joined the Apple TV channel lineup on Tuesday, giving viewers access to shows like Cosmos, 24: Live Another Day, live CNBC content, and more. Unfortunately, the content you get is limited unless you also have a cable subscription.The Mac Observer Spin: More content is great for Apple TV owners, but continuing to leave most of it stuck behind cable pay walls isn't much of a help to viewers who don't want to shell out the money for full subscription packages.
  • Apple Drops Samsung Patent Appeal, Ends Injunction Push

    Jeff Gamet
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    Apple is throwing in the towel on its efforts to get an injunction blocking the sale of several Samsung smartphones related to their first patent infringement trial. Apple told the court on Monday that it is dropping its cross appeal in the case and now will instead focus on winning an injunction in their second mobile device infringement trial.The Mac Observer Spin: It seems that -- at least on some level -- both Apple and Samsung are getting tired of their ongoing patent infringement fight, although not tired enough to find some sort of agreement. For Samsung, giving up doesn't make…
  • Retina MacBook Pro gets Faster Processors, More RAM

    Jeff Gamet
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    Apple confirmed the Retina MacBook Pro update rumors on Tuesday when it rolled out new models with faster processors and more RAM. The new 13-inch and 15-inch models look just like the versions they replace, but with more power under the hood.The Mac Observer Spin: With today's Retina MacBook Pro refresh, that leaves only the Mac mini waiting for an update.
  • Beats Music Adds More User Controls to iOS App, Including ‘Tune Your Taste’

    Bryan Chaffin
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Beats Music, the music streaming service being acquired by Apple, released a new version of its iOS app that adds several user controls. Beats Music 2.2.0 includes a "Tune Your Taste" control that allows you change your "Just For You" recommendations. The service has also begun verifying user profile for the famous and well-to-do.
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  • Apple Reports Third Quarter Results

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

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

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

    17 Jul 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Susan L. Wagner, founding partner and director of BlackRock, has been elected to Apple’s board of directors. Bill Campbell, the board’s longest-serving member, is retiring after 17 years. Wagner co-founded BlackRock in 1988 and helped it become one of the world’s most successful asset-management companies. “Sue is a pioneer in the financial industry and we are excited to welcome her to Apple’s board of directors,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We believe her strong experience, especially in M&A and building a global business across both developed and emerging markets, will be…
  • Apple and IBM Forge Global Partnership to Transform Enterprise Mobility

    15 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Apple and IBM have announced an exclusive partnership that teams the market-leading strengths of each company to transform enterprise mobility through a new class of business apps, bringing IBM’s big-data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad. IBM MobileFirst for iOS will feature a new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions including native iPhone and iPad apps; unique IBM cloud services optimized for iOS; new AppleCare service and support offerings tailored to the needs of the enterprise; and new packaged offerings from IBM for device activation, supply, and…
 
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  • Maya Finds Her Voice

    Ricky Buchanan
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Dana Nieder has put together a fantastic video showing very clearly her daughter Maya’s progressive mastery of AAC systems and devices, and how much the “system” around them failed to support this. This is a really hopeful video from the perspective of Maya, whose intelligence and mastery of communication methods really shines through… Dana notes that this video, for time reasons, does not include many of the parts of Maya’s story such as use of sign language and other things which were less successful. She has also helpfully listed the technology you see in the…
  • Weekend Roundup for 27 July 2014

    Ricky Buchanan
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:03 am
    Here are some of the best articles, links, and new products that I have spotted online in the past week or so which have some relevance to Apple products and disabled or chronically ill users … iOS Links How to use zoom for visual accessibility on your iPhone or iPad Unable to touch the screen on a mobile device? Learn how the Tecla Shield switch interface can help give you access. iOS 7 has its own switch interface of course but Tecla offers slightly different options which some people may need or prefer. Open sesame: How iOS 8 will unlock Touch ID’s power. Eyes on Success podcast:…
  • Quicksilver

    Ricky Buchanan
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Quicksilver is difficult to describe – it’s a keyboard-controlled launching utility, or perhaps a keyboard-operated graphical shell. It can be immensely helpful to anyone who uses keyboarding as their main type of computer input – including switch users and voice input users. This program is not something that I use personally and even people who know it very well have a hard time describing it in a single paragraph. It’s pretty much something that’s aimed at very geeky or somewhat technically inclined users. The Quicksilver website says: An introduction to…
  • Weekend Roundup for 20 July 2014

    Ricky Buchanan
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Here are some of the best articles, links, and new products that I have spotted online in the past week or so which have some relevance to Apple products and disabled or chronically ill users … OS X Links Debunking Common Myths about VoiceOver on the Mac – AppleVis takes down some old myths that are still hanging around. How to rip DVDs on OS X and get movies onto your Mac media server – Their top two tools are the ones I use myself. Configuring voice over on Mac OS without going through settings is a great audio tutorial by Victor Tsaran. Packal is a repository of themes and…
  • How To Use OS X VoiceOver in Languages Other than English

    Ricky Buchanan
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    At the present time VoiceOver in OS X includes built-in voices that speak over 30 languages! This article explains how to select the voices you’d like to have available to you, and how to switch from one voice to another while using VoiceOver. To customise the languages which are available to you, open the VoiceOver Utility. If you are using VoiceOver you can press VO-F8 to do this, otherwise navigate to the Applications > Utilities folder and you will find the VoiceOver Utility application there. Inside the VoiceOver utility, press command-F3 to navigate to the Speech category. Using…
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  • MacBook Pro lineup gets Haswell CPU bump, more memory

    Mike Flaminio
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    Tuesday morning a refreshed line up for the MacBook Pro appeared on Apple's online site. Changes include speed bumped processors utilizing recently released Haswell chips from Intel. New stock CPUs now go up to 2.5 GHz quad-core i7 in the 15-inch version and 2.8 GHz dual-core i5 in the 13-inch. The 15-inch also got upgraded to 16 GB of memory across the board. Build to order options allow for 2.8 GHz quad-core Core i7 in the 15 inch with up to 1 TB flash storage. On the 13-inch, customers can add on a 3.0 GHz quad-core i7, 16 GB of memory, and the same 1 TB storage options.
  • Podcast: Walkie-talkies, iOS 8 betas, CES and much more

    Mike Flaminio
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
    This week we reminisce about Walkie-talkie adventures, iOS 8 betas, lack of new Apple products, and CES.
  • FLIR One Thermal iPhone case goes on pre-order

    Mike Flaminio
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:07 am
    The FLIR One was one of the more interesting Apple-related things I saw at this year's CES. The product is a case for the iPhone 5/5s that adds thermal optics to the phone. It was a pretty cool demo. The FLIR One is available now for pre-order for $349. It's expected to ship starting August 7th. The only down side I think is the timing with a potential new iPhone. Before dropping $350 on an accessory, you might want to consider whether or not you plan to upgrade to the next iPhone, which will almost certainly have a new form factor. <iframe width=&quot;640&quot;…
  • New MacBook Air stickers ad

    Mike Flaminio
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    <iframe width=&quot;640&quot; height=&quot;360&quot; src=&quot;//www.youtube.com/embed/7PzntWQ-sVY&quot; frameborder="1&quot; allowfullscreen></iframe> Whoever is selling MacBook stickers is probably going to have a good week.
  • A detailed look at Yosemite and iOS 8 Continuity features

    Mike Flaminio
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    Andrew Cunningham for Ars Technica: <blockquote class=quote>First, as with the phone call feature, any devices you want to use with Handoff need to be signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID, which also happens to pair them via Bluetooth. ... Once you've signed in to the same iCloud account, our old friend Bluetooth 4.0 is responsible for keeping each of your devices informed about what the others are doing. Open a webpage on your iPad, and it will let any paired devices nearby know that they can open that page. Start writing an e-mail, and it will let those devices know that you're…
 
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  • Tuesday Morning News

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:57 pm
    We lead off this morning with further talk of a MacBook Pro with Retina refresh, as early as tomorrow. Building on the report from a Chinese site the French site MacG has cited reliable sources as confirming the refresh, which will see a base 16GB and possibly 1TB SSD drives become standard on some of the range. There will also be a slight speed bump. Will the next
  • Monday Morning News

    27 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
    by Shaun Garrity, on Flickr Welcome to a new week of MacTalk daily news. Kicking off the new week is a rumour that the iPhone 6 will have NFC. Of course NFC is something
  • Friday Morning News

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Shanghai Pudong Apple store by kwramm, on Flickr As expected the public beta of OS X Yosemite was released overnight. It looks like there have been some issues with redemption codes, though Orestes tells us has managed it download
  • Thursday Morning News

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Macintosh OS 9 on an iPhone by sighmon, Mactalk Member on Flickr If you signed up for the public beta of Yosemite today will be a big day. It has been widely reported that Apple will release the
  • Wednesday Morning News

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Logo, Apple Store Sydney by Dale Gillard, on Flickr Apple has released its Q3 quarterly results this morning. The headline numbers were US$37.4b in revenue for a US$7.7b profit with 35.2m iPhones sold,
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  • WaterField Unveils 15-inch Solo and 13-inch Indy for New Apple Laptops

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    San Francisco, California – WaterField Designs, a leading San Francisco manufacturer of custom-fitted laptop sleeves, bags and cases for digital gear, unveils a new 15-inch Outback Solo to fit the larger upgraded MacBook Pro Retina and a new 13-inch Indy leather satchel to fit the smaller Retina. The Outback Solo sports a rugged look, combining waxed canvas with premium leather. The Indy’s soft high-grade leather develops a rich patina over time. Both look professional enough for business meetings and fashionable enough for anywhere else. “Mac users are style connoisseurs…
  • Vanguard Custom Software Announces Upcoming Experience Design Training

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    New York, New York – Vanguard Custom Software today announced the next Design Studio training seminar for software developers on November 3-5, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET in New York City. This immersive three-day learning experience, held at the Basha Studio 34, will be led by veteran FileMaker Developer’s Conference speaker, Dr. Don Levan, president of Vanguard Custom Software. The Design Studio agenda is as follows: Day 1: Discovery & Specification Creating project briefs Conducting design research Deriving requirements from personas and scenarios Day 2: Framework…
  • Excelisys Releases The eX-BizTracker 4.13

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    South Bend, Indiana – Excelisys, Inc., announced the release of the eX-BizTracker 4.13, the next iteration of the popular flagship eX-File business productivity template for small- to medium-sized businesses. The eX-BizTracker 4.13 maximizes the latest innovations in FileMaker Pro® 13, resulting in a more feature-rich tool and adding more value to an already incredible “Jump-Start” FileMaker Pro template.  The new features developed in the eX-BizTracker 4.13 take advantage of FileMaker’s aggressive leap into the web and iOS/Mobile platform deployment…
  • Available on Magzter Books – Balance Sheet- a Tale of Asset & Liability

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    New York, New York – Bestsellers18 brings Vishal Thakkar’s new book, Balance Sheet: The Tale of Asset & Liability to the world’s largest and fastest global digital newsstand and book store, Magzter. Making sure to garner the attention and attend to the reading needs of its digital subscribers, Magzter adds a new book on accounting to its book store. ‘Balance Sheet- The Tale of Asset & Liability’ aims to allay any apprehensions one has on accounting; in this case balance sheets. It tells the story of any business transaction and you will find that this…
  • Aquafadas Wave App Pushes Boundaries of Digital Publishing Technology

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    Montpellier, France – Aquafadas, developer of digital publishing solutions, recently released its own app, Aquafadas Wave. A knowledge base and source of inspiration, Wave offers publishers and their design teams a visual guide to get the most out of their Aquafadas Digital Publishing System. Publishers can download the free iOS app from the App Store and quickly discover how to create highly sophisticated, interactive content directly from InDesign. Watch the promo video below. Wave offers a wealth of useful advice on how to jump right into digital publishing, covering how publishers…
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  • WaterField Unveils 15-inch Solo and 13-inch Indy for New Apple Laptops

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    On the heels of Tim Cook's MacBook Pro Retina refresh announcement, WaterField Designs unveils new custom sizes of two popular laptop bags; the 15-inch Outback Solo and 13-inch Indy; quality and style converge in these svelte carriers. The Outback Solo sports a rugged look, combining waxed canvas with premium leather. The Indy's soft high-grade leather develops a rich patina over time. Both look professional enough for business meetings and fashionable enough for anywhere else.
  • My CheckList - A Beautiful ToDo Mac App from Idea2Inspire

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Idea2Inspire announces their new productivity app, My Checklist for OSX. It has all the tools you need in a ToDo manager. Users can add tasks, event or anything they want to get reminded of in the future. It has a beautiful layout and it's very easy to use. You can customize the app the way you want with its huge options. It gives you weather updates so that plans can be made accordingly. Create different categories and add notes, memos, and tasks with My Checklist.
  • Vanguard Custom Software Announces Upcoming Experience Design Training

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Vanguard Custom Software today announced the next Design Studio training seminar for software developers on November 3-5, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET in New York City. This immersive three-day learning experience, held at the Basha Studio 34, will be led by veteran FileMaker Developer's Conference speaker, Dr. Don Levan, president of Vanguard Custom Software. Participants will learn how to develop scenarios, find design patterns, sketch to develop ideas, prototype, test ideas and much more.
  • Excelisys Releases The eX-BizTracker 4.13

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Excelisys, Inc. today announces eX-BizTracker 4.13, the next iteration of the popular flagship eX-File business productivity template for small- to medium-sized businesses. eX-BizTracker 4.13 maximizes the latest innovations in FileMaker Pro 13, resulting in a more feature-rich tool & adding more value to an already incredible "Jump-Start" FileMaker Pro template. New features in version 4.13 take advantage of FileMaker's aggressive leap into the web and iOS/Mobile platform deployment strategies.
  • Available on Magzter Books - Balance Sheet- a Tale of Asset & Liability

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Bestsellers18 brings Vishal Thakkar's new book, Balance Sheet: The Tale of Asset & Liability to the world's largest and fastest global digital newsstand and book store, Magzter. 'Balance Sheet- The Tale of Asset & Liability' aims to allay any apprehensions one has on accounting; in this case balance sheets. It tells the story of any business transaction and you will find that this digital version serves as a great aid to understand how you can make the most of your financial statements.
 
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    Inside Mac Games

  • Third Season Of The Walking Dead Game Confirmed

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    July 29, 2014 6:00 AMTelltale Games has officially confirmed there will be a third season of The Walking Dead, its popular game incarnation of Robert Kirkman's graphic novel series. The Walking Dead: Season 3 will likely continue the story of survivors of an undead apocalypse, struggling to cope with a world gone mad and the difficult decisions they must make to survive.Head over to the links below for more.The Walking Dead 3 ConfirmedTelltale GamesThe Walking DeadThe Walking Dead: Season Two
  • Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Announced

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    July 29, 2014 6:00 AMIn a new blog post Positech Games officially announced work on Gratuitous Space Battles 2. The original GSB space battle simulation focused on spectacular space battles, allowing players to design ships, arrange them into fleets, and jump into the action. The sequel will stay true to the formula, adding an improved engine, multiple monitor support, and 3 new classes of ship.GSB2 is a continuation of my fantasy of making this come to life. There are various questions answered on the placeholder website here, but let me summarize. GSB2 will be bigger, bolder, better and…
  • Battle Fleet 2 Now At MGS

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    July 29, 2014 6:00 AMCapital j Media has announced the launch of Battle Fleet 2 for Mac, iOS, Android, and Windows, with cross platform multiplayer across all devices. In the game players select a fleet of warships, arm them with a variety of weapons, assign captains to each vessel, and set forth to destroy the enemy fleet.Welcome to the Pacific Admiral! Your mission is to select a fleet of warships, arm them by selecting their weapons, assign captains and destroy the enemy fleet. You'll have complete control of this mission, all the way down to what angle and how much power should be put…
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director's Cut To Debut This September

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    July 29, 2014 6:00 AMHarebrained Schemes has celebrated the first anniversary of its successful launch of the Shadowrun Returns RPG with the announcment of an expanded stand-alone version of the Shadowrun: Dragonfall expansion. The Director's Cut of the expansion is planned for release in September and will include new features, missions, and art. It will also be free to all original Kickstarter backers and owners of Dragonfall. We’re excited to announce Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director’s Cut. Inspired by other passionate, community-focused developers like CD Projekt RED (who continued to…
  • F18 Carrier Landing II Pro Takes Flight

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    July 29, 2014 6:00 AMRortos has announced the Mac release of F18 Carrier Landing II Pro. The flight sim sequel features graphics improvements, an improved flight engine, as well as a new and extended campaign. Players get the chance to take to the skies in ten unique aircraft for 30 missions spanning 5 settings.A new release for a real experience, with new settings for a worldwide challenge. F18 Carrier Landing II by Rortos, the sequel to the most advanced landing simulator ever made, has finally arrived for OS X. The Ferrari of the flight has come back for a new landing experience. The…
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  • Apple updates MacBook Pro with faster processors and price cuts

    Kenny Hemphill
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    Apple today refreshed its MacBook Pro line-up with modest improvements in processor speed, upgraded RAM in some models, and price cuts across the board. The non-Retina 13in MacBook Pro is down from £999 to £899 and retains the same specification in what is surely a last hurrah for non-Retina Apple notebooks. The three Retina 13in models have been bumped up to 2.6GHz in the least expensive two models and 2.8GHz in the top end machine. RAM is now 8GB in all models and storage remains at 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB respectively. Prices were cut by £100 in the top and bottom of the range notebooks…
  • Apple acquisitions point to better Podcasts and iBooks discovery

    Kenny Hemphill
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    Apple has acquired two companies which specialised in making it easy for customers to discover new things to listen to and to read. The most recent acquisition, Swell, is an app available on the US App Store which was described by Re/code as ‘Pandora-for-talk-radio.’ The app compiled lists of podcasts and radio shows and put them together in personalised lists for users. As part of the deal with Apple, the app will no longer be available. And the team which worked on Sell is expected to join Apple. Apple could use Swell technology to improve its Podcasts app, or integrate it into…
  • Apple component purchases point to iPhone 6 and iWatch within weeks

    Kenny Hemphill
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    A recent Apple filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission shows a significant increase in spending on manufacturing and components, according to Morgan Stanley analyst, Katy Huberty. The company’s expenditure on ‘off balance sheet commitments’ for third party contractors and components rose 22% in the quarter which ended on 30 June, compared to the previous three months. Business Insider said that the total for the commitments, $21bn is the highest ever for an Apple June quarter. Huberty believes the high expenditure means two things: that Apple is betting on…
  • Yosemite public beta now available from Mac App Store

    Kenny Hemphill
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:56 am
    The public beta of OS X Yosemite, the next release of Apple’s Mac OS, is now available on the Mac App Store. Users who applied take part in the public beta program on Apple’s website and who received a redemption code from Apple can now use that code to download the beta. Apple has asked users to use their Mac as normal and provide feedback through Feedback Assistant. At the same time, it recommends that users install Yosemite on a secondary Mac, as it is a pre-release and so could be prone to bugs. The public beta is one build older than the version currently available to…
  • Strong Mac and iPhone sales drive another record quarter for Apple

    Kenny Hemphill
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:13 am
    Apple posted another record-breaking set of quarterly results yesterday, helped along by some impressive sales numbers for the Mac and iPhone. Net profit rose to $7.7bn from $6.9bn in the same quarter last year, while sales rose to $37.4bn from $35.2bn. Gross margin, a number on which investors keep a very close eye, rose to 39.4% from 36.9%. iPhone sales rose to 35.2m from 31.2m, an increase of 13% year-on-year, while Mac sales were up 18%, to 4.4m from 3.8m. The one blot on the balance sheet was a second successive year-on-year drop in iPad sales, which fell by 9%, to 13.3m from 14.6m.
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    Macenstein

  • DragonVale: How to breed a Prism Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    PRISM DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 48 Hours BUY-IT Price: 2,500 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Light and Water / Shimmer and Nectar (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to discover the latest […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Dusk Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    DUSK DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 30 seconds BUY-IT Price: —- GEMS HOW TO BREED: Can only be obtained through completing the Firefly challenge (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to discover […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Dawn Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm
    DAWN DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 30 seconds BUY-IT Price: —- GEMS HOW TO BREED: Can only be obtained through completing the Firefly challenge (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to discover […]
  • Happy 4th of July from Macenstein!

    Dr. Macenstein
    4 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    Here’s some Apple-themed 4th of July fireworks courtesy of Playboy Playmate Iryna Ivanova, along with some behind the scenes video courtesy of photographer Mark Kuta. Enjoy! Playboy Playmate Iryna Ivanova – The Babe Spot by thebabespot Twitter:https://twitter.com/IrynaIvanova Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playmateirynaivanova IinstaGram: playmateiryna PHOTOS by the talented: Mark Kuta Model Mayhem / Facebook (Be sure to follow […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Hydra Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    HYDRA DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 34 Hours BUY-IT Price: 2150 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Quake and Current (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to discover the latest dragon combos for you, […]
 
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    MacUpdate: Recent Mac OS X

  • RazorSQL 6.3.9 - Manage multiple databases from a single application. (Demo)

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am
    RazorSQL allows you to query, update, navigate, and manage all major databases from one database tool. With RazorSQL, an SQL query tool, SQL editor, and database navigator, you can run SQL scripts, visually edit, create, alter, and view tables, import and export data, build queries with a query builder tool, and navigate databases with the database navigator. It even comes with a built-in relational database engine that requires no configuration. The SQL programming editor has syntax highlighting for SQL, PL/SQL, TransactSQL, SQL PL, and Java, automatic function/method lookup, automatic…
  • Gamma Control 4.0.1 - Adjust the gamma curve of your screen. (Shareware)

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:10 am
    Gamma Control is an application that gives you the possibility to adjust the gamma correction curve of the screen. Use the application to calibrate the screen for new ambiant conditions without having to use the ColorSync Calibration Assistant. You can save your multiple settings in documents and retrieve them when needed. The settings you change are not saved into the current ColorSync profile and are restored when you quit Gamma Control.Version 4.0.1: Fixed an issue where some preferences would not work in the English version of the app. Added saving and opening setting files in the menu…
  • AudioMate 2.0.4 - Easy audio control for the Mac. (Free)

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    NEW AudioMate is now open-source! For more details, please check http://www.audiomateapp.com. AudioMate lets you control all your audio devices from the status bar, receive system notifications when relevant events happen on your audio devices, and more! AudioMate features: Status bar: See your favorite device's master output volume, sample rate or clock source at any time from the status bar. System notifications (1): Be notified when devices are added or removed or the master output volume, sample rate, or clock source changes. User control: Change the master output volume, sample rate,…
  • MiJournal 1.3.1 - Feature-rich journaling application. (Demo)

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    MiJournal gives you a feature-rich set of options for organizing your daily record of occurrences, experiences, or observations. MiJournal is much like the paper journals from days of old, except that you can back it up, drag-and-drop photos and videos into your entries, password protect it, and encrypt it. Plus, you will never run out of journal entry pages! MiJournal makes it easy to add photos and videos to your journal entries. If a picture is worth a thousand words, this will save you some typing! Just drag and drop images, videos, sound clips - even links to emails and iCal items into…
  • FoneLab 8.0.8.26798 - iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch data recovery software. (Demo)

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    FoneLab is a data recovery utility for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch. It helps you recover the lost or deleted data due to jailbreak, iOS upgrade, etc. from iTunes and iOS devices directly. Features: Support iOS 7.1 and the latest iPhone 5s/5c, iPad Air/mini 2 Retrieve and backup 19 types of data from iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4 Recover and export 8 types of data from newer iOS device models Get back data from iTunes backup on Mac Restore lost data from iCloud backup files quickly Version 8.0.8.26789: More recoverable file formats New recovery mode - Recover from iCloud Backup Files New…
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    World of Apple

  • Week Summary: Apple Shows Off Latest Green Initiative, Yosemite Beta Goes Public, Earnings Hold Steady. R&D Spend Soars, Newest Ad Continues to Show New Colours

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

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

    Alex Brooks
    1 Jun 2014 | 8:54 am
    Moscone West in San Francisco ready for WWDC 2014 | Flickr Things may have been quiet around these parts (the pressures of life) but two things seemingly never change. The first is that I never stop loving the Apple rumour game (and the associated news cycle), and the second is that those that know me, both online and off, never lose the impression of me as the person to go to to find out the latest Apple gossip. It’s a bit like your friends discovering that you’re “that guy” that knows how to fix their Windows PC and never being able to step foot in a house without…
  • Apple Announces Q214 Profit of $10.2 Billion, Revenue of $45.6 Billion

    Alex Brooks
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Apple’s Quarterly Earnings until Q214 Apple today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter of 2014 which ran from January 1, 2014 until March 29. Apple posted revenue of $45.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $43.6 billion and net profit of $9.54 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.3 percent compared to 37.5 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 66 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple reported the following…
  • A Tale of Two Giants

    Alex Brooks
    27 Jan 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Today Apple announced the results of its fiscal first quarter of 2014, the period of time running from October to the end of December. This is historically Apple’s largest quarter, obviously because it incorporates the massive holiday shopping season, and this one didn’t disappoint. Apple breached more records than normal; setting record quarterly revenue, record iPhone sales, and record iPad sales. However it isn’t all up and up, and what about Samsung, how are they fairing? Apple today announced quarterly revenue of $57.6 billion, on earnings per share of $14.50. That…
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    everythingiCafe

  • WSJ: Apple Places Order For 70-80 Million iPhones With Bigger Displays

    Christopher Meinck
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:36 pm
    According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple has asked suppliers to manufacture anywhere from 70 million to 80 million of the upcoming iPhone. The production number includes two models. One will be the often discussed 4.7-inch model and there will indeed be a larger 5.5-inch model. This production estimate is through December 30th, but still incredibly ambitious, representing the largest production run in the companies history. Apple is betting that customers will have a higher interest in upgrading due to the new hardware, notably the much larger screens. The last change…
  • Apple Releases iOS 8 Beta 4 To Developers

    Christopher Meinck
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    Apple today released the fourth installment of the iOS 8 beta. Developers can download iOS 8 beta 4 from the developer portal. For those who have previously installed iOS 8, an over-the-air option is available. The update is 300MB, yet requires 3GB free on either your iPhone or iPad.For continuing discussion on all things having to do with the new release, please stop by and take part in our iOS 8 discussion forums. Source: AppleApple Releases iOS 8 Beta 4 To Developers is an article by everythingiCafe.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and <a…
  • Apps of the Week, Overcast, Hours and more!

    Christopher Meinck
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Nothing beats the feel of sand between your toes, warm sunshine and hot new apps in the App Store. This week, we rekindle of love for podcasts, track our time, brush up on our ninja skills and look at an all inclusive pregnancy app. It’s time for the everythingiCafe apps of the week for July 19th, 2014.OvercastDeveloped by Marco Arment, of Instapaper fame, Overcast enters a crowded field of podcast apps for the iPhone. In development for what seems like an eternity, it made its debut on the App Store to rave reviews. In addition to his developer prowess, Arment is also a podcaster…
  • How to make a calendar public in iOS

    Christopher Meinck
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:51 pm
    When you create a calendar using the Calendars app, it becomes accessible on all of your iOS devices, a PC or Mac and the Internet. This means that access is not restricted to owning an iPhone, iPad or an Apple product for that matter. Any web browser will do, provided they have an iCloud account (free) and that allows for more robust sharing options beyond friends and family who carry iOS devices. If you are dealing with a small group, whether your family or colleagues, it makes sense to use the method we described for sharing a calendar. It’s easy enough for folks to understand and…
  • 4.7-inch iPhone 6 To Enter Mass Production Next Week, 5.5-Inch In Mid-August

    Christopher Meinck
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    According to various media, Reuters is reporting that Apple’s next generation 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will enter mass production during the third week of July. This news comes according to the Taiwan Economic Daily News, who failed to provide any source for the information. They also share that a second, larger 5.5-inch model is still in the cards, with production of that device to start in the middle of August. News of July production for the iPhone 6 was previously reported by Bloomberg last month. They expect both models to be available at launch, though supply issues may plague the larger…
 
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    macZOT!

  • CosCulture Responsive Bundle

    MacZOT
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    CosCulture Responsive Bundle   Make your web pages stand out by using the following responsive stacks for your RapidWeaver web site:   Responsive Table Responsive Lightbox Responsive Layout Grid   Normally: $30.51 ZOT Price: $15.00 Click to macZOT!   Responsive web pages can cater to both computers and mobile devices by resizing to fit different screen sizes. Responsive Table Create Tables That Look Good on Multiple Devices Sometimes, content is best presented using a table. But what looks neat and ordered on a computer becomes hard to view on tablets and smart…
  • Leawo Blu-ray Copy Mac 55% Off Now!

    MacZOT
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Leawo Blu-ray Copy Mac 55% Off Now! Superb Blu-ray/DVD Backup Tool – Leawo Blu-ray Copy for Mac Normally: $44.95 ZOT Price: $19.95 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Leawo Blu-ray Copy for Mac is a Mac based Blu-ray copier software tool that helps Mac users easily copy and backup Blu-ray/DVD movies onto Mac computer hard drive or blank discs with high quality. This Blu-ray copy software will work on Mac OS 10.6 and later versions. All Blu-ray and DVD movies, in disc, folder or ISO files, can be backed up by Leawo Blu-ray Copy for Mac.   1:1 disc to disc duplication Leawo…
  • Cisdem DuplicateFinder

    MacZOT
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Cisdem DuplicateFinder Find and Remove Duplicate Files Fast and Accurately Normally: $29.99 ZOT Price: $1.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Don't you hate seeing the same photos, documents, spreadsheets, MP3s, etc. in your hard drive? Duplicate File Finder Mac helps you find duplicate files that have identical content, regardless of name and display them in an easy to understand report. The program ensures 100% accuracy and will ensure you'll keep at least one instance of each duplicated item for sake of safety. With this Mac duplicate file finder, you don't need a bigger…
  • Dazzle

    MacZOT
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Dazzle Recover countless gigabytes of lost storage! Last chance to get TopXNotes in the ZotShop! Normally: $50.00 ZOT Price: $24.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Unparalleled Power Dazzle is the product of thousands of hours of intense research and development. It meticulously scans all of the nooks and crannies of a computer for unnecessary junk that can take up huge amounts of disk space!   Because of this, Apps in Dazzle are also uninstalled correctly, catching the numerous logs, caches, plugins, and other resources left behind versus simply dragging them to the Trash.  …
  • Retro & Vintage Design Mega Kit: $521 worth of Premium Resources for Just $29

    MacZOT
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Retro & Vintage Design Mega Kit: $521 worth of Premium Resources for Just $29 Normally: $521.00 ZOT Price: $29.00 Click to macZOT!   Nowadays you can see retro and vintage stuff pretty much everywhere. And that’s for one good reason – besides the fact that they look magnificent, they never go out of style. You can use a set of vintage vectors over and over again and they’ll still look great even many years from now.  In this kit you will find everything you’ll need to create marvelous pieces of art, from vectors and vector illustrations, to seamless…
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    Apple

  • Apple’s Retina MacBook Pros get updates with doubled RAM and slightly faster processors

    Kif Leswing
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Apple has doubled the RAM in its Retina MacBook Pros across the entire line, while also adding slightly improved processors and price cuts for select models. Apple’s Retina MacBook Pros get updates with doubled RAM and slightly faster processors originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Mobile apps testing startup Leanplum scores $4.8M; adds marketing automation

    Barb Darrow
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    Startup will use funds to branch out to add mobile marketing automation to its mix of A/B testing, content management and analytics, said Co-Founder Momchil Kyurkchiev. Mobile apps testing startup Leanplum scores $4.8M; adds marketing automation originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Bose sues Beats over patents for noise-canceling headphones

    Jeff John Roberts
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    Bose just fired a major shot across the bow of Apple-owned headphone-maker Beats, accusing it of infringing on five patents related to noise-reduction. Bose sues Beats over patents for noise-canceling headphones originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • AWS in fight of its life as customers like Dropbox ponder hybrid clouds and Google pricing

    Barb Darrow
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    AWS doesn't have the public cloud to itself anymore. It faces two gigantic competitors trying to poach reference customers and growing adoption of hybrid cloud. AWS in fight of its life as customers like Dropbox ponder hybrid clouds and Google pricing originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Visa invests in wireless credit card maker LoopPay

    Kevin Fitchard
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    LoopPay’s digital credit card has attracted the attention of credit card titan Visa, which may be just be looking for alternatives to plastic. LoopPay said on Thursday that Visa has made a strategic investment in the company of an undisclosed sum. LoopPay makes programmable keychain fobs […] Visa invests in wireless credit card maker LoopPay originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
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    MacBlogz

  • iPhone 101: How to request a refund from the App Store for mistaken purchases

    Kelly Hodgkins
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    We've all done it -- you are browsing through the App Store and inadvertently purchase an app that you really didn't intend to buy. It's one of those costly fat finger moments that you wish you could take back. Thankfully, Apple provides a way to...
  • Rumored iWatch Supplier TPK's Q3 Forecast Falls Flat Amid Reports of Production Issues

    Kelly Hodgkins
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Details discussed during a recent earnings conference call by Apple supplier TPK Holdings suggest the production of the iWatch is behind schedule, reports UDN via GforGames. According to earlier rumors, the iWatch may debut in late 2014 with the latest report claiming it will launch alongside the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. Based on reports from Asian sources, TPK executives spent a portion of the company's Q3 2014 earning conference call explaining why it sees poorer than expected financial projections for the current quarter. TPK is allegedly supplying Apple with flexible displays that use silver…
  • As Apple enters the health tracking game, medical apps are causing doctors unwanted stress

    Mike Wehner
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Doctors spend years learning about various ailments, equipment, and medications before ever being allowed near a patient, so it's no surprise that the glut of health tracking apps available today is giving them fits. As Wired reports, the complete...
  • Facebook to remove messaging from iOS app, directs users to new Messenger app

    Yoni Heisler
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Facebook yesterday alerted users of its plans to remove the messaging feature from the company's iOS app. Mobile Facebook messaging functionality will live on, albeit via the company's standalone Messenger app. An email sent out to users yesterday...
  • Apple TV Updated with CNBC and FOX NOW Channels

    Eric Slivka
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    Apple today added two more channels to the Apple TV, delivering financial news channel CNBC and network FOX NOW to the platform. CNBC offers access to a live stream of the financial channel, as well as on-demand clips from news segments and full episodes of the channels "Prime" content original series. Viewing requires authentication with one of a number of cable and Internet providers. Notable cable companies not available for authentication include Time Warner and Charter. FOX NOW includes on-demand access to a number of shows from the network, including 24: Live Another Day, Cosmos: A…
 
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2014.07.24

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:52 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 495. iPhone 6 launch Apple’s biggest? Apple’s 3Q earnings. OS X Yosemite Public Beta. Phone 6 Roulette with Ken Ray (Mac OS Ken), Paul Wheatley (British Tech Network), Jeff Gamet (The Mac Observer), Dan Benjamin (5by5), David Sparks (Mac Power Users), and Erfon Elijah (The Cultcast). Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Smile - smilesoftware.com lynda.com - Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video tutorials. Visit lynda.com/maccast to start your free trial. Shownotes…
  • Maccast 2014.07.18

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:44 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 494. Intel delays impacting Macbook Updates. iPhone 6 leaks are less "fluid". Apple asked to do more for accessibility. - Finally you can get "Extras" on the Apple TV. iWatch delayed to later in 2014? Apple pushes further into Enterprise with IBM. Restore a missing Recovery Partition. How does "Find My" Work? Prevent iTunes Match uploads. TMO’s wi-fi tips. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: SaneBox filters unimportant emails out of your Inbox and summarizes them in a digest.
  • Maccast 2014.07.08 - Nerdtacular 2014

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek) & Friends
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:17 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 493. The very latest on the iPhone 6, plus the return of "What the App is That" from Nerdtacular. I take a look at a persons iOS device, locate an App or icon that I don't recognize and then interview them about it. It's a great way to discover new apps, plus we get to talk to really cool people like Scott Johnson, Tom Merritt, Brian Dunaway, Patrick Beja, Hammond Chamberlain, and Justin Robert Young. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Gazelle - The fast and easy place to get…
  • Maccast 2014.06.22

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    22 Jun 2014 | 10:39 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 492. Handoff Bluetooth LE only. Samsung zombies want Siri’s brains. Recent rumors on the iWatch. Recent rumors on the iPhone 6. New iOS and OS X betas out to developers. New "low end" iMac released. Your cheap cable is killing your iPhone. The case of the stolen hard drive, continued. Split Screen tablet users. Timezone Timer bug. iTunes displaying Chinese. CalDigit Thunderbolt Station review. Get a 2D "Yosemite" dock in OS X Mavericks. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Smile…
  • Maccast 2014.06.14

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    14 Jun 2014 | 11:30 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 491. More iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite features. iWatch predicted to be huge. iPhone 6 rumors continue. Apple cracking down on "bad" App behavior. 2013 MacBook Air SMC update. Apple allows for Lighting Headphones. Apple expands iTunes Radio "radio" stations. New iMacs next week? Apple replaces iPhone charges in Europe. A little WWDC feedback. SSD upgrade in my Macbook Pro. The case of the missing SSD. No floating time zone in Reminders. Memory "vampires". Configure an older Airport in OS X Mavericks Want more Maccast?
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    MacMost

  • Travel Apps

    Gary Rosenzweig
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Before traveling it is worth thinking about adding some apps to your iPhone or iPad. You can download maps apps, language apps, apps with reviews and suggestions and also travel books. While in Tokyo, Gary gives some suggestions of the types of apps to look for and add to your devices before leaving home.
  • Quoting Text In Mail Replies

    Gary Rosenzweig
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    When you reply to a message in Mail, you can quote the original message to make your reply clearer. You can quote the entire message, but it usually make more sense to only quote a portion of it. You can also edit the quotes and place your reply between portions of quoted text. Learning how […]
  • Using Full Screen Mode

    Gary Rosenzweig
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Full screen mode allows you to concentrate on a single document or window and maximize your screen space. You can easily enter and leave full screen mode, and also switch between apps in full screen mode and others on your desktop. Apps can even have some windows in full screen mode and others in regular […]
  • Using AppleScript To Automate In Numbers

    Gary Rosenzweig
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    The latest version of Numbers restores our ability to use AppleScript to automate some actions in your spreadsheets. You can use AppleScript to create new commands in Numbers and do things that could be difficult or impossible to do otherwise. Take a look at some simple examples that populate cells with random numbers and modify […]
  • Using Enhanced Dictation On Your Mac

    Gary Rosenzweig
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Enhanced Dictation feature in OS X allows you to dictate text anywhere you find a text cursor, like TextEdit, Pages or Mail. It is an offline version of OS X dictation that allows you to mix typing and speaking for a better experience. It uses context to figure out which words make the most […]
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    thriftmac

  • MacDown

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

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

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

    Mark
    5 Jun 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Digital notebook from Microsoft lets you take notes (including pictures), share them and collaborate with others across multiple devices.
  • Remote Mouse

    Mark
    5 Jun 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod into a wireless remote control for your Mac or PC — just like working with a real mouse and keyboard. Useful for presentations.
 
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    Mac Tutorials - HD

  • 0462 - Creating Documentation with Clarify 2 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Clarify 2 is the brand new version of the app designed to make producing screenshot based documentation a breeze. With built in screenshot tools and comprehensive annotation tools, making support documentation has never been easier. Whether it's to show friends, family or colleagues how to step through simple or complex processes, or even as a reminder to yourself, Clarify 2 takes away the friction of producing outstanding and easy to follow documentation.
  • 0461 - Podio - Building Collaborative Workflows - Part 2 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Following on from last week’s show, if you work with a group of people or need to collaborate on a project or task, Podio is for you! Podio is a free web based service that allows you to create Apps and Workflows to monitor and control collaborative working. Don't be put off by the terminology, it's actually more useful and less intimidating than it sounds. In this episode, I take a look at adding extra functionality to your Podio apps by adding App Workflows - a really easy way to create re-usable task lists to assign to people with a Podio “job”. I also take a look at accessing the…
  • 0460 - Podio - Building Collaborative Workflows - Part 1 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If you work with a group of people or need to collaborate on a project or task, Podio is for you! Podio is a free web based service that allows you to create Apps and Workflows to monitor and control collaborative working. Don't be put off by the terminology, it's actually more useful and less intimidating than it sounds. Since mentioning Podio as the as the tool I use to manage my ScreenCastsOnline workflow on the recent Mac Power Users podcast, I've been inundated to give an overview on how it works. You can use Podio to manage virtually anything, from projects, business processes,…
  • 0459 - Keyboard Maestro - Part 2 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    4 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Keyboard Maestro takes away all the limitations of system based keyboard shortcuts, and provides you with a mechanism to automate anything from the simplest action to the most complex macro you can imagine. You're not just limited to keyboard shortcuts either, Keyboard Maestro allows you to configure a whole range of different "triggers" to initiate your actions or macros. In the second of a two part series, Todd Olthoff takes you through some of the switcher functionality of Keyboard Maestro, and takes a look at some of the more advanced features.
  • 0458 - Alfred Refresher & 9 Killer Workflows [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Something different this week, a live episode of ScreenCastsOnline! Direct from MacMania17, I've included one of the live sessions as this week's Mac show, covering a refresher on Alfred, as well as a look at 9 killer workflows to boost your productivity. Take a look at the video page for a full list of links to the workflows.
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    Softpedia News - Apple

  • Wunderlist 3 is Coming out July 31st - Gallery

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:27 am
    The long due Wunderlist 3 is ready for prime time. Designer Jan Martin presented the brand new icon today on dribble. The app will feature a redesigned interface for iOS, Mac and all the other Operating systems it currently works on. The old Wunderlist Icon for iOS used to have a wood textured frame, lined paper and a shadowy bookmark draw on top of that. The new one keeps the elements but removes all the texture. It is a cleaner, more flat version of the old one and it looks like it is g... (read more)
  • How to Make the Most of Your Mac's WiFi

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    It is very seldom that the WiFi on your Mac is acting up. The networking capabilities and settings on a MacBook Pro or iMac are pretty straightforward and easy to use. However, there are advanced settings that can help users get something extra from the same settings.    Alf Watt, a former Apple WiFi engineer, has been interviewed by the Mac Observer on this topic and he has revealed some interesting bits that may help advanced Mac users.    He shares four tips that will ma... (read more)
  • Apple Is Readying New Technologies for Maps App to Help You Get There Faster – Gallery

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    Apple's Maps app is still way behind Google Maps, so if it cannot win with the maps features themselves, Apple wants to get some new technology in the app. A new patent filing opens the way for smart navigation routing and crowd-sourced stop light pattern recognition.   The United States Patent and Trademark Office has published a new patent filed by Apple on Tuesday, as noted by Appleinsider.    The new patent explains how a mobile device can transmit traffic information to a s... (read more)
  • Pre-Order Your iPhone 6 in Pink Gold with Diamonds for $8,395 (€6,247) – Gallery

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    Making sure they get the next-generation iPhone 6 in time is a problem that can send some in Apple Store queues for days in a row. Even before Apple announces the future iPhone you can pre-order yours and you can even turn it into a really expensive gold-plated toy.   A company from Los Angeles has published their new line of customized iPhone 6 phones. They do not guarantee the look and feel of the device, but that doesn't mean they can’t cover it in pink gold and adorn the Apple logo wi... (read more)
  • New Retina MacBook Pro Computers Are Now in the Store

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:43 am
    The rumors were true. Apple released new Retina MacBook Pro laptops today. The new computers appeared on the online Apple Store just a few minutes ago and they are available to ship within 24 hours.    The new models look the same as the old ones, so the big difference is internal. The 15-inch models, for example, benefit from a speed bump. The default RAM is now 16GB 1600MHz. The low-end model features a 2.2GHZ quad-core Intel Core i7 that can be turbo boosted up to 3.4GHz and also ... (read more)
 
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    9to5Mac

  • Ford will distribute 6,000 iPhones to employees over the next 2 years

    Zac Hall
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    Ford’s recently departed CEO and President Alan Mulally may have just joined Google’s Board of Directors, but the automobile company is handing its smartphone allegiance over to Apple. A Ford spokesperson tells Bloomberg the automobile manufacturer is positioned to replace its employee BlackBerry smartphones with company-issued iPhones to be used by its global workforce. “We are going to get everyone on iPhones,” Tatchio said. “It meets the overall needs of the employees because it is able to serve both our business needs in a secure way and the needs we have in our…
  • Skype says free group video calling coming in the future to more platforms

    Mark Gurman
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:11 am
    Earlier this month, Microsoft-owned Skype rolled out a group video calling feature to Windows tablets. The free video calling allows for calls with up to ten people, and integrates with Skype on the desktop, which has supported group video calling since April. Today, Skype tells us that the group video calling feature will be coming to all of its mobile platforms in the future, which likely includes iOS and Android: We’re excited about Skype group video calling and are working to bring it to more of our platforms. In the future, we’ll be enabling group video calling for all our users…
  • Apple & Samsung lose share to smaller Chinese OEMs in Q2 smartphone shipment numbers

    Jordan Kahn
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    Following releasing its second quarter data for tablet shipments worldwide, IDC today released its Q2 2014 report for smartphone shipments during the three month period that ended in June. The numbers line up with Apple’s fiscal Q3 earnings call that took place earlier this month where the company reported iPhone sales of 35.1 million units for the quarter. With 295.3 million units shipped total during Q2, and consumers anticipating a new iPhone this fall, IDC notes that both Samsung and Apple lost share to the smaller Chinese manufacturers: Emerging markets supported by local vendors are…
  • Apple acquisition of Swell appears complete as website and app shut down

    Mark Gurman
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    Apple’s acquisition of talk-radio service Swell appears to now be a done deal: the start-up’s App Store app and website shut down this morning. The website now provides the following message: Thank you for using Swell over the past year. We wanted to let you know that the Swell service is no longer available. We’ve been inspired by the opportunity to create quality products that positively impact users’ lives, and we are grateful to all our listeners. Thank you everyone for your support!  Of course, the website does not outright state that the company was acquired by Apple,…
  • 9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple TV $85, UE Mini Boom BT speaker $79, Samsung EVO SSD 500GB $225, more

    Justin Kahn
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
    Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Apple Deals: 13.3-inch MacBook Pro w/ Retina (ME864LL/A): $1099.99 shipped (orig. $1,299) Apple TV (3rd generation): $84.99 shipped (Reg. $99) Retina iPad mini 32GB WiFi: $429.99 shipped (Reg. $499) iPad mini 64GB WiFi: $349.99 shipped (orig. $529) Head over to our latest roundup for more Ultimate Ears MINI BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker/Speakerphone (Red/Black): $79 shipped (Reg. $100) Samsung Solid…
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    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • Xcode 6 Beta With Swift Now Available Free, Here’s Why This Matters

    Matthew Hughes
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Apple has released the latest beta of its Xcode development environment to the general public, and with it Swift, the company’s latest innovation in programming. The Beta of Xcode 6 is the first to be released to users without a premium, paid-for Apple Developer Account. It features a number of significant changes to the development experience, including (for the first time) a REPL (Read Eval Print Loop) and other visual enhancements that make development easier. The most significant enhancement to Xcode is something called Playgrounds, which make it possible for you to easily…
  • OS X Yosemite Public Beta Now Available, Here’s How To Install It

    Bakari Chavanu
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    If you’re eager to get your hands on OS X Yosemite, Apple has released its upcoming operating system as a free beta for the first million downloaders. Though Yosemite has been available to registered members of the Mac Developer Program since June, Apple has for the first time in its history decided to give customers a taste of the upcoming software in. The public beta should be stable enough for most regular users, but issues are bound to arise and some third-party programs may not yet work. To download OS X Yosemite you will need a valid Apple ID, and your Mac should already…
  • StatusDuck Replaces Your Mac’s Dock With Menubar Icons

    Justin Pot
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Love your Mac, but not the dock? Replace it with something smaller. StatusDuck ($15, free trial) lets you manage your open applications completely from the menubar. The dock is an iconic Mac feature – one many Windows users attempt to copy – but that doesn’t mean every Mac user loves it. It takes up a lot of space, unless it’s hidden; if you hide it, you can’t see at a glance which applications are currently open. If you’d like another option, and don’t mind adding more icons to your menubar, check out StatusDuck. Is your menubar so cluttered you can’t even...Read the…
  • Atraci Offers 60 Millions Songs For Free Without Ads

    Justin Pot
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Can’t find a particular song on Spotify or Rdio? Try Atraci, a Windows, Mac and Linux music player powered by YouTube. With it you can stream over 60 million songs – Spotify offers “over 20 million” songs. There are no ads, and no need to sign up for an account. When it comes to streaming services, there’s a lot of choice out there. We’ve already compared Spotify and Rdio, frequently considered the two best commercial options. These subscriptions services both provide ad-supported free versions, but some find their musical offerings to be limited. If…
  • Rip Your DVDs & Blu-Rays With Absolute Ease With MakeMKV [Cross-Platform]

    Mark O'Neill
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    A while ago, I began a huge project to rip my DVDs and Blu-Rays, and make a media center on my computer. The digital copies would also serve as a backup, in case the original disk was damaged, stolen, or lost. The MakeUseOf lawyers, who had a collective seizure reading this article, have asked me to insert the following to cover my ass. In my view, if you legally bought the disk, it’s yours to do with, as you please. If you want, you can make as many digital copies as you want. I have been asked to refer to Exhibit...Read the full article: Rip Your DVDs & Blu-Rays With Absolute…
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    ifoAppleStore

  • Scammer Arrested, Used Credit Card Validation Trick

    Gary Allen
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    The U.S. Secret Service has arrested a Florida man for federal wire fraud related to $309,000 in credit card transactions at Apple retail stores that exploited a procedural vulnerability and the willingness of employees to complete a sale. According to the criminal complaint, Sharron L. Parrish Jr., 24, also attempted to charge another $51,000 on his Chase and SunTrust credit cards, but the transactions were either declined or not completed. Parrish was arrested in Tampa on July 17th and agreed to forego bail until his trial. He is being held at the Pinellas County jail, and is represented…
  • Q3 Financials Completely Ignored The Retail Stores

    Gary Allen
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:22 pm
    For the first time in recent history, Apple’s announcement of its quarterly financial results did not include details about the retail stores, and a one-hour conference call made absolutely no mention of the chain at all. It also appears the company will no longer report the number of store visitors–the figure was missing from the financial filing for the second quarter in a row. Significantly, Apple said it will open just 20 new stores during fiscal 2014, the lowest number since 2002, the second year of the chain. Two-thirds of those stores will be outside the United States. During…
  • Apple Updates Retail ‘Learn’ Web Page

    Gary Allen
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:47 am
    In the on-going attempt to simplify and speed up the process of making retail store training reservations, Apple has reconfigured how Web visitors interact with the “Learn” Web page, including an interactive map of the stores and revised session descriptions. The changes make the process more logical and integrates workshops, Youth Programs and One to One training more fully into the Concierge reservation system. The previous Web page required visitors to read through a description of the various sessions titled “Discover Your Mac/iPhone/iPad” and “OSX…
  • Rendering Sparks Speculation on Future Apple Store

    Gary Allen
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:35 am
    A huge new shopping mall is under construction in a suburb of Lucerne (Switzerland), and if renderings of the future mall are correct, it will host an Apple retail store. The Mall of Switzerland will span 785,000 square-feet in the small town of Ebikon when it opens in 2017, including 120 shops, a cinema, hotel, apartments and public areas. Earlier this year several renderings were posted on-line, and one showed a hallway lined with retail stores. One of those stores was outfitted with typical Apple wood product display tables, back-lit wall graphics and stainless steel structural columns.
  • 3rd Apple Store Spotted for Western Australia

    Gary Allen
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Nearly two years after Apple’s real estate scouts were spotted walking the hallways of the Lakeside Joondalup (Australia) shopping mall, sources say Apple has finally signed a lease there and has started to recruit new employees. The store would be the third along the western coast of the country, an outpost of Apple stores about 1,300 miles away from the next-nearest stores. The timing of the new store is understanable—the mall is undergoing a renovation and expansion that will make it the largest shopping center in Western Australia. The work will free up existing spaces and…
 
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    The MacTrack - iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and Mac News

  • WaterField Unveils 15-inch Solo and 13-inch Indy for New Apple Laptops

    Richard
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    San Francisco, California – WaterField Designs, a leading San Francisco manufacturer of custom-fitted laptop sleeves, bags and cases for digital gear, unveils a new 15-inch Outback Solo to fit the larger upgraded MacBook Pro Retina and a new 13-inch Indy leather satchel to fit the smaller Retina. The Outback Solo sports a rugged look, combining waxed canvas with premium leather. The Indy’s soft high-grade leather develops a rich patina over time. Both look professional enough for business meetings and fashionable enough for anywhere else. “Mac users are style connoisseurs…
  • Vanguard Custom Software Announces Upcoming Experience Design Training

    Richard
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    New York, New York – Vanguard Custom Software today announced the next Design Studio training seminar for software developers on November 3-5, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET in New York City. This immersive three-day learning experience, held at the Basha Studio 34, will be led by veteran FileMaker Developer’s Conference speaker, Dr. Don Levan, president of Vanguard Custom Software. The Design Studio agenda is as follows: Day 1: Discovery & Specification Creating project briefs Conducting design research Deriving requirements from personas and scenarios Day 2: Framework…
  • Excelisys Releases The eX-BizTracker 4.13

    Richard
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    South Bend, Indiana – Excelisys, Inc., announced the release of the eX-BizTracker 4.13, the next iteration of the popular flagship eX-File business productivity template for small- to medium-sized businesses. The eX-BizTracker 4.13 maximizes the latest innovations in FileMaker Pro® 13, resulting in a more feature-rich tool and adding more value to an already incredible “Jump-Start” FileMaker Pro template.  The new features developed in the eX-BizTracker 4.13 take advantage of FileMaker’s aggressive leap into the web and iOS/Mobile platform deployment…
  • Available on Magzter Books – Balance Sheet- a Tale of Asset & Liability

    Richard
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    New York, New York – Bestsellers18 brings Vishal Thakkar’s new book, Balance Sheet: The Tale of Asset & Liability to the world’s largest and fastest global digital newsstand and book store, Magzter. Making sure to garner the attention and attend to the reading needs of its digital subscribers, Magzter adds a new book on accounting to its book store. ‘Balance Sheet- The Tale of Asset & Liability’ aims to allay any apprehensions one has on accounting; in this case balance sheets. It tells the story of any business transaction and you will find that this…
  • Aquafadas Wave App Pushes Boundaries of Digital Publishing Technology

    Richard
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    Montpellier, France – Aquafadas, developer of digital publishing solutions, recently released its own app, Aquafadas Wave. A knowledge base and source of inspiration, Wave offers publishers and their design teams a visual guide to get the most out of their Aquafadas Digital Publishing System. Publishers can download the free iOS app from the App Store and quickly discover how to create highly sophisticated, interactive content directly from InDesign. Watch the promo video below. Wave offers a wealth of useful advice on how to jump right into digital publishing, covering how publishers…
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    The Loop

  • ∞ Apple TV updated with new channels

    Jim Dalrymple
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    Apple on Tuesday updated Apple TV with a number of new channels from around the world. [...]
  • BlaBlaCar is building a global transportation network out of empty car seats

    Dave Mark
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    Unlike Uber and Lyft, which use disruption sitting on top of a for-profit model, BlaBlaCar doesn’t require a specific revenue model for success. Like Airbnb, they make their money on fees. This is an innovative form of disruption. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Google woos select developers with Startup Launch

    Dave Mark
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    Google has created a new, invitation-only program that gives selected developers access to: • Mentorship from our Google Developer Experts and Developer Relations • Exclusive invitation to networking events • Access to free training, startup bootcamps and resources • Featuring in our spotlight section Think Apple should do something like this? ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Apple refreshes retina MacBook Pro, drops price

    Dave Mark
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
    ZDNet: Prior to this upgrade the base version of the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display featured a 2560-by-1600 resolution at 227 pixels per inch retina display, 2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 CPU, 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3L RAM, and 128GB of PCIe-based flash storage, and it had a price tag of $1,299. For the same price this model now comes with a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 chip and 8GB of memory. The base version of the beefier 15.4-inch with Retina display model came with a 2880-by-1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch display, 2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L RAM, and…
  • Hilton to let you use your iPhone as your room key

    Dave Mark
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
    Bluetooth locks have been available for your front door for quite a while. Now they are making the leap to one of the largest hotel chains in the world. ∞ Read this on The Loop
 
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • How to Download Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Now

    SK Mezanul Haque
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    During WWDC 2014, Apple unveiled the next iteration of its Mac OS X operating system, OS X 10.10 codename OS X Yosemite. Apple also promised to release OS X Yosemite beta for everyone. Keeping its promise, Apple opened the doors of OS X Yosemite beta program. If you have a compatible Mac you can download and install OS X Yosemite Beta to test a preview of the operating system. How to get into the OS X Beta Program and download OS X Yosemite Beta now? To get into the OS X Beta Program, you need to first sign up through the official OS X Beta Program site. You will need a working Apple ID to…
  • SpeedyFox Review: Easily Boost Firefox, Chrome And More In One-Click

    SK Mezanul Haque
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    SpeedyFox is a free portable software available for both Windows and Mac OS X platforms. The developers of SpeedyFox claims to boost performance of Firefox, Chrome, third-party web browsers built on them and more. SpeedyFox eliminates fragmentation and compresses the databases to optimize applications it supports. Without much adieu, let’s see how this portable application works and if it really live up to its expectations. SpeedyFox Review Introduction In the big world of web browsers, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are the most popular browsers. They give the best web browsing…
  • How To Install iOS Update On iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    SK Mezanul Haque
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:23 pm
    iOS 7.1.2 update is now available for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. When a new iOS update releases, people who are new to the iOS world, wonders how to install iOS update. So, here we are with a simple tutorial that will help you out. There are three ways to install iOS update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device. The easiest way is to install iOS update via over-the-air (OTA). The next procedure allows you to install update using iTunes. This is useful if you fail to install the update via OTA. The third method involves using a IPSW file to update your…
  • Download iOS 7.1.2 Update For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    SK Mezanul Haque
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Apple released a new update for all compatible iOS devices. iOS 7.1.2 is now available for download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. iOS 7.1.2 is the second minor update to iOS 7.1. It comes after more than two months of iOS 7.1.1 release. The latest iOS update brings with it bug fixes and security updates. The official change log highlights fixes for iBeacon, data transfer and mail attachment encryption. iOS 7.1.2 Update Change log The latest update improves iBeacon connectivity and stability. Fixes a bug related to data transfer for third-party accessories and bar code scanners. iOS…
  • Windows 9 May Be Offered As Free Upgrade For Windows 8.1 Users

    SK Mezanul Haque
    26 Jun 2014 | 5:49 pm
    The websphere is buzzing aloud with the rumor that Microsoft may offer the next version of Windows, Windows 9 as a free upgrade (or at a discounted price) for Windows 8.1 Update 2 consumers. Although nothing is announced officially but according to WZOR (a Russian group which is popular for leaks related to Microsoft products), Windows 9 may be released as free upgrade. This move (if Microsoft makes) may be similar to what its competitor Apple has adopted. The move makes sense in the present scenario of release and distribution of operating systems. Almost all competitors is now offering…
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    OS X Daily

  • Retina MacBook Pro Models Updated with Faster CPU and More RAM

    Paul Horowitz
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    Apple has updated the entire Retina MacBook Pro lineup with spec bumps, including faster processors and more RAM as standard options. 8GB of RAM is now standard for all 13″ Retina MacBook Pro models, which come with dual-core i5 CPU’s starting at 2.6 GHz, while 16GB of RAM is now standard for the Retina 15″ ... Read More
  • Don’t Like Something in OS X Yosemite? Let Apple Know with Feedback Assistant

    Paul Horowitz
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Now that OS X Yosemite is in open public beta and generating considerable interest from Mac users, a fair amount of complaints or frustrations have surfaced both in our comments and around the web on forums. Whether it’s a pestering bug, a beloved feature that has gone missing or that was tweaked in Yosemite, something ... Read More
  • Make Your Own iPhone Speakers with a Paper Towel Roll & Two Keg Cups

    Paul Horowitz
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Don’t have any iPhone or iPod speakers handy, but really want to boost the volume of the music or audio coming from your iOS device? If you have a paper towel roll and two plastic cups, you’re good to go with this goofy and sort of effective DIY iPhone speaker solution. Precision crafted by Twitter ... Read More
  • Where Mac System Icons & Default Icons Are Located in OS X

    Paul Horowitz
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    The system icons of Mac OS X decorate nearly everything found within the Finder and desktop, ranging from default folder icons, to the default icons of hard disks, network machines, even the Finder sidebar items, and some toggles found throughout OS X. If you’ve ever wanted to access the full size original resources for these ... Read More
  • Mac Setup: The Mac Mini Workstation of a Music Composer

    OSXDaily
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    It’s time for another featured Mac setup! This week we’re sharing the workstation of James C., a professional music composer who uses a Mac Mini with an iPad to produce tracks and music scores for everything from commercials to video games. Let’s learn a bit more: Tell us a bit about what you do, and ... Read More
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    iThinkDifferent

  • Useful Keyboard Shortcuts and Extensions for Google Chrome

    Haras
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    Chances are that you already use Google Chrome as your primary browser due to its snappiness and speed. Over time you probably became aware of the plethora of the neat usability features that Chrome comes with, such as the ability to add extensions, tricks with the omnibar and the infamous incognito mode. However, not all(...)
  • Google Maps Update Brings Offline Maps Lists, Lane Guidance and More to iOS and Android

    Imran Hussain
    6 May 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Google Maps app for iOS and Android has gotten an major update with enhancements to offline maps, navigation, search filters, location sharing, contacts and more. Download now. http://www.newtontips.com/google-maps-3-0-for-ios-and-android-brings-offline-maps-lane-guidance-search-results-filters-and-more/
  • Tumblr iOS App Updated To Lets Users Customize Their Blog

    Imran Hussain
    6 May 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Tumblr’s app for iPhone and iPad now lets users customize their blog form within the app. Users can play around with accents, header images and background color to get the right look that they want. http://www.newtontips.com/tumblr-for-ios-update-lets-users-customize-their-blog-from-the-app/
  • Download Authy App To Access Two-Factor Authentication Tokens From Your Computer

    Imran Hussain
    6 May 2014 | 7:07 am
    Access two-factor authentication tokens from services like Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Twitter and more by installing Authy. Works on Google Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux http://www.newtontips.com/authy-app-lets-you-access-two-factor-authentication-tokens-from-you-computer/
  • Control Center for Mac Brings iOS 7 Control Center Functionality To OS X

    Imran Hussain
    5 May 2014 | 8:40 am
    Get the iPhone and iPad’s iOS 7 Control Center on Mac OS X by downloading this app. http://www.newtontips.com/control-center-for-mac-replicates-ios-7-control-center-functionality-for-os-x/
 
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  • WEBINAR – How To Trade Apple Like a Machine

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:47 pm
    The webinar is on Tuesday at 8PM EST…here’s the link to register: http://aapl-investor.com/webinar
  • Apple Trader and Workshop Bundle Until July 4th

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:34 pm
    If you trade Apple, there is no better way to do it than with an expert trading system providing you entries and exits. This way you can concentrate on perfecting your execution skills and not get bogged down in the analysis. Now you can get the expert system, and until July 4th you’ll get execution training along with it at no extra cost, in fact you’ll get a discount over the normal price!
  • WEBINAR: How To Define Your Risk with AAPL Trade Strategies

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    4 Jun 2014 | 6:24 am
    When: June 5th 8PM EST – There are huge advantages to trading with AAPL algorithmic traders. That’s where you follow trade signals generated from a computer that trades a tested and proven strategy. The biggest advantage is that it removes many of the reasons we humans fail at trading. It removes the bad decisions and lack of discipline. But that is only half the equation to being a successful trader, there are still a couple things you must do the complete the equation, and they are: Skilled Execution of the Trade Ability to define your risk The skill to execute is…
  • Closed AAPL Trade with 26th Consecutive Winner Using the OTW P2P Pattern

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    14 May 2014 | 4:33 am
    AAPL OTW system show 26 consecutive winning trades (click to enlarge) The OTW trade is a strategy that is part of a family of trading patterns that I call P2P, or Point to Point. That means the strategy opens a trade at a specific point in time and closes the trade at a specific future point in time. The premise of the strategy is that there are recurring market forces that make an impression upon a stock, that cause price to move in one direction or another, on average, between these points in time. Typically such patterns happen on a weekly or monthly basis. There are intraday patterns,…
  • Apple Automated Trader Streak In Peril?

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    11 May 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Apple Trade Alerts Keep Winning! I know this streak won’t last forever, eventually it will give up a few trades, but every time that has happened in the past, the trader goes on another huge run… and winners are twice as big as losers! No Risk to You. Try it out, there’s no risk, you’ll get the first two weeks free. Watch it for another month, and if you don’t feel it’s for you, then I’ll give your money back. That’s 45 days of zero risk!
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    MacGroup-Detroit

  • Is your iPhone or iPad Backed Up?

    Terry White
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Actually I wrote a post a year ago called “Why I recommend iCloud backup to iPhone users”. Not much has changed since then. I still run into people all the time that have a mishap with their iPhone or iPad such as water damage, it gets lost or stollen or for some other reason they are forced to get a replacement device. Getting the replacement is usually as simple as heading to your local Apple Store and either getting a warranty replacement or buying a replacement. However, these same friends and relatives are shocked to find out that they lost key information from the iPhone or…
  • Amazon Is At It Again

    Phyllis Evans
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    I’m the first to admit that I spend a lot of money at Amazon. It’s my favorite source for ebooks. I know that Apple has iBooks, and most books are the same price from both sources, but try as I might, I’ve never been able to warm up to the iBooks app. Granted, the Kindle app has had a few glitches along the way, but it’s still a more pleasant reading experience for me. And yes, I also have a Kindle Paperwhite ereader. When Amazon started their Prime service, one of the incentives was to let you “borrow” one book a month from a select library. Last week they…
  • A Stand for My MacBook Pro

    Terry White
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    If the saying that “A clean desk is the sign of a sick mind” is true, then I must have the healthiest purest mind on the planet. My desk is rarely ever “clean.” When I’m working at my desk I’m working on a MacBook Pro connected to a Wacom Cintiq 24 HD display/tablet. I love this setup. Up until recently I was running my MacBook Pro “lid closed” and simply using the one big display on the Cintiq for everything. Although I knew my MacBook Pro could support multiple monitors and an extended desktop, I just never did it. That was until I spent some…
  • Which Media Streamer?

    Phyllis Evans
    24 Jun 2014 | 12:01 am
    Seems like more and more media streamer boxes are becoming available. The two biggies are the Apple TV and Roku. So, which is best for you? Depends on what you want to do with it. I’ve had an Apple TV for a couple of years now. I use it mainly for Netflix, HBO-Go and streaming video content from my iMac. I recently added a Roku Streaming Stick, since my latest TV has 3 HDMI ports. My favorite thing with the Roku? Free Italian language channels. The Apple TV is a solid performer, and if you want to stream from your Apple computer or iPad or iPhone, it’s the logical choice, but the…
  • The Power of InDesign Style Sheets

    Chita Hunter
    20 Jun 2014 | 9:10 am
    I spend a lot of time using InDesign…and I love it! I love working in InDesign because the creative possibilities are endless. It is never dull. As a software trainer there are a lot of features that I see users not using. The reasons vary, either users don’t know the features are there or they don’t (can’t) take the time to learn them due to work deadlines. I beg to differ with those who say they don’t have the time to learn the features. If you learn the features, imagine the time you save period and also in meeting your deadlines. InDesign automates many of…
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  • WaterField Unveils 15-inch Solo and 13-inch Indy for New Apple Laptops

    Richard
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    San Francisco, California – WaterField Designs, a leading San Francisco manufacturer of custom-fitted laptop sleeves, bags and cases for digital gear, unveils a new 15-inch Outback Solo to fit the larger upgraded MacBook Pro Retina and a new 13-inch Indy leather satchel to fit the smaller Retina. The Outback Solo sports a rugged look, combining waxed canvas with premium leather. The Indy’s soft high-grade leather develops a rich patina over time. Both look professional enough for business meetings and fashionable enough for anywhere else. “Mac users are style connoisseurs…
  • Vanguard Custom Software Announces Upcoming Experience Design Training

    Richard
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    New York, New York – Vanguard Custom Software today announced the next Design Studio training seminar for software developers on November 3-5, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET in New York City. This immersive three-day learning experience, held at the Basha Studio 34, will be led by veteran FileMaker Developer’s Conference speaker, Dr. Don Levan, president of Vanguard Custom Software. The Design Studio agenda is as follows: Day 1: Discovery & Specification Creating project briefs Conducting design research Deriving requirements from personas and scenarios Day 2: Framework…
  • Excelisys Releases The eX-BizTracker 4.13

    Richard
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    South Bend, Indiana – Excelisys, Inc., announced the release of the eX-BizTracker 4.13, the next iteration of the popular flagship eX-File business productivity template for small- to medium-sized businesses. The eX-BizTracker 4.13 maximizes the latest innovations in FileMaker Pro® 13, resulting in a more feature-rich tool and adding more value to an already incredible “Jump-Start” FileMaker Pro template.  The new features developed in the eX-BizTracker 4.13 take advantage of FileMaker’s aggressive leap into the web and iOS/Mobile platform deployment…
  • Available on Magzter Books – Balance Sheet- a Tale of Asset & Liability

    Richard
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    New York, New York – Bestsellers18 brings Vishal Thakkar’s new book, Balance Sheet: The Tale of Asset & Liability to the world’s largest and fastest global digital newsstand and book store, Magzter. Making sure to garner the attention and attend to the reading needs of its digital subscribers, Magzter adds a new book on accounting to its book store. ‘Balance Sheet- The Tale of Asset & Liability’ aims to allay any apprehensions one has on accounting; in this case balance sheets. It tells the story of any business transaction and you will find that this…
  • Aquafadas Wave App Pushes Boundaries of Digital Publishing Technology

    Richard
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    Montpellier, France – Aquafadas, developer of digital publishing solutions, recently released its own app, Aquafadas Wave. A knowledge base and source of inspiration, Wave offers publishers and their design teams a visual guide to get the most out of their Aquafadas Digital Publishing System. Publishers can download the free iOS app from the App Store and quickly discover how to create highly sophisticated, interactive content directly from InDesign. Watch the promo video below. Wave offers a wealth of useful advice on how to jump right into digital publishing, covering how publishers…
 
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  • “Peak iPad” Is Inevitable, So Dry Your Eyes

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

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

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

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

    JT
    3 Jun 2014 | 7:58 am
    Did you see the WWDC keynote yesterday? Such a disappointment. No new hardware – Apple’s presentation even had a guy onstage coding. The market took notice too, shaving a total of $7 off the share price by the time the yawning stopped. Above is the impression you’d get about the presentation from much of the mainstream tech press. Those people are idiots. Yesterday’s announcements, in my opinion, mark the most important in WWDC’s history. I’d further argue that this keynote was one of the most important Apple has ever put out. My reasons, in order of…
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  • Automatic Car Accessory

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

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

    Jeremy Holt
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you’ve ever filled your iPhone to capacity, you may have suddenly noticed a gray section of stored data titled “Other” in iTunes. What could this mysterious data be? Well, there could be a couple things that could be contributing to it, but the most likely culprits are your apps. More specifically, one culprit: iMessage. You’re probably not aware of this, but every time you send or receive a file within an iMessage — whether it’s photos or various documents — your iPhone stores that data. If you are like millions of other users who enjoy sending…
  • Small Dog Ballpark Bingo at the Lake Monsters

    Small Dog Sales
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    Local Vermonters, we encourage you to head out to Centennial Field tonight for some baseball and Ballpark Bingo with the Lake Monsters! We’re sponsors of Friday Night Ballpark Bingo, and it’s your chance to try your luck and win some great prizes. Tonight, you’ll have a chance to win a Chill Pill Audio Chill Box ($100 value) and the first 500 kids into the stadium get a free Lake Monsters baseball! Check out the schedule here and enjoy a nice summer night at the park!
  • Testimony | Steelie Car Mount

    Will Frascella
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Recently, I’ve written about RokForm, the Just Mobile Deluxe Car Kit and Belkin’s Car Tune in Kibbles & Bytes as solutions to mount your iPhone in the car. However, I found that like most accessories, it’s all about what fits the user and in this case, your vehicle. While manufacturers list most accessories as being universally compatible, we all know with the way cars are set up, that just isn’t the case. Some cars’ cigarette/DC power ports are no longer openly accessible, but rather, tucked away in the center console. The suction cup on the Just Mobile is great, but not for…
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  • Roxio Toast 12 offers new Live Screen Capture, HD Video Burning

    dsellers
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:57 am
    Roxio has introduced two new additions to its Toast family: Roxio Toast 12 Titanium and Roxio Toast 12 Pro. They provide: support for popular social media platforms and devices; capture, copy, convert and share capabilities; enhanced HD burning options and new Live Screen Capture. read more
  • X-BizTracker for Mac OS X updated to version 4.13

    dsellers
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    Excelisys has announced The eX-BizTracker 4.13, an update of the eX-File business productivity template for small- to medium-sized businesses. read more
  • Sonnet ships new xMac Pro Server 

    dsellers
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Sonnet (www.sonnettech.com) is shipping its new xMac Pro Server with a Thunderbolt 2-to-PCI Express (PCIe) expansion system and 4U rackmount enclosure for the latest generation of Mac Pro computers. It securely mounts the computer horizontally inside a specially designed 4U modular enclosure, connects three PCIe 2.0 slots via Thunderbolt 2 technology, and provides space to install additional equipment in two 5.25-inch mobile rack bays. read more
  • Apple revs MacBook Pro line with faster Haswell processors

    dsellers
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:48 am
    Apple has updated its MacBook Pro with faster Haswell processors but no Broadwell processors. All 13-inch models now come with 8GB of RAM standard, all 15-inch models now feature 16GB of RAM. The new 13-inch models include: ° $1299: 2.6 GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB flash storage; ° $1499: 2.6 GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB flash storage; ° $1799: 2.8 GHz dual-core i7 processor, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB flash storage; The new 13-inch models include: ° $1999: 2.2 GHz quad-core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB flash storage; read more
  • Kool Tools: NAS storage offerings

    dsellers
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:21 am
    WD has expanded its WD Red line of SATA hard drives for home and small office NAS (network attached storage) systems with the release of a 5TB and first-to-market 6TB capacity for NAS-specific storage and the introduction of WD Red Pro hard drives that address the medium to large business NAS market. WD Red 3.5-inch hard drives are now shipping in 1TB to 6TB capacities. The new WD Red Pro 3.5-inch hard drives are available in 2TB to 4TB capacities. read more
 
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  • Deals: These Offers are About to Run Out, So Get them While You Can

    MacLife Staff
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]You're always on the lookout for a great deal. Any opportunity to snatch up an awesome item for an affordable price gets you excited. Well, then you'll love our Deals tab. There are always great offers available, and new ones being added regularly. But they're only around for a limited time--like this pair of deals that are about to end.The first step to getting organized is to give yourself the tools to do it. NoteBook 4 is one of the best apps you could equip yourself with to aid in the process of becoming organized. You can…
  • Morning Report: MacBook Pro Spec Bump, iPhone 6 Logic Board Components

    J.R. Bookwalter
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    Could it be? Will the next iPhone finally include NFC (near-field communication) features? That's the latest rumor based on a leaked photo of the device's internal components. Plus, we've got the details on the newly updated MacBook Pro with Retina display, a report on AppleCare+, and news on Facebook Messenger in Tuesday's Morning Report.MacBook Pro with Retina Display Receives Rumored RefreshRight on cue, the Apple Online Store has been updated overnight Monday with refreshed MacBook Pro with Retina Display models, exactly as rumored over the weekend. The 13-inch and 15-inch notebook models…
  • British Hospital Switches to iDevices for Patient Monitoring, Claims Lower Mortality Rate

    Leif Johnson
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Over in the United Kingdom, the word is that iPads and iPods are saving lives. Not through the power of their magic Apple logo, of course — as doctors and nurses Middlesbrough’s James Cook University Hospital claim (via the Gazette Live), the Cupertino company's easily portable units allow the hospital to sideline the hassle of paper notes and focus on the information that demands immediate attention.Using the iPod touch, for instance, medical personnel can monitor their patients' health through the help of specialized apps that produce immediate reports on a person's vitals and deliver…
  • Hilton iOS App Will Double As Room Key Starting in 2015

    Leif Johnson
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Hotels often make a big deal about how much their premises make you feel "at home," but according to the Wall Street Journal, Hilton's upcoming app will let you walk straight up to your room after your arrival like you own the place. No more of that nasty socializing with the folks behind the counter business; you'll be able to bypass human interaction altogether.We've covered this kind of stuff before, but it's always been for comparatively small regional chains or tests before wider rollouts. (Back in January, for instance, Starwood Hotels and Resorts implemented a similar program for two…
  • New App Recap: July 28, 2014

    J.R. Bookwalter
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:08 pm
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    FairerPlatform

  • Refurbished MacBook Pro Now from $929

    the rocr
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    Yep, it is a very good day to buy a refurbished MacBook Pro. Say what? Apple just released updated 2014 MacBook Pro models, which means the company just cut refurbished MacBook Pro prices. So, get a refurb’d MacBook Pro with ... The post Refurbished MacBook Pro Now from $929 appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Toast 12 Titanium, Pro Now Shipping

    the rocr
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    We are well into the Post-PC era and Apple ships only one not long for this world Mac with an internal optical drive. Surprise, surprise, surprise that Roxio not only hasn’t killed Toast, but actually released Toast 12 Titanium and ... The post Toast 12 Titanium, Pro Now Shipping appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Cord Cutter: Cable Broadband vs Cable TV Inflection Nears

    the rocr
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Dirty little cord cutter secret is that cable TV is out, but cable broadband is on the rise. Yes, the Fairer Platform family has cut the TV cord, but still pays Time Warner for cable broadband every month. And, lots of ... The post Cord Cutter: Cable Broadband vs Cable TV Inflection Nears appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Acorn 4.5: Int’l Paper Sizes, New Crop, New AppleScript

    the rocr
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Flying Meat — read the story behind the name — has released a major point update for their flagship Acorn 4 image editor. There is a long list of new features, tweaks and bug fixes. • Acorn 4.5 (MAS, $29.99) — New international ... The post Acorn 4.5: Int’l Paper Sizes, New Crop, New AppleScript appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Mac Tips: Improve Dashboard Performance

    the rocr
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    If it runs on your Mac, chances are there is an associated cache. Use over time often results in degraded performance as those caches file and/or become less efficient. Ditto that for OS X Dashboard, but here’s a quick and ... The post Mac Tips: Improve Dashboard Performance appeared first on FairerPlatform.
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  • Apple plans to open second store in Turkey (confirmed)

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

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

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

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

    Serhat Kurt
    29 May 2014 | 1:47 am
    According to a recent rumor, Apple is working on smart home features for its iOS devices. Apple reportedly will unveil this at the Worldwide Developer Conference on June 2nd. In line with this rumor, Apple’s new patent application titled “integrated home service network” describes a system, referred to as a ‘home controller’, to facilitate the integration of […] The post Apple’s new ‘smart home’ patent appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
 
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  • Complained about Apple Hold Music, Tim Cook fixed it.

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

    bjokib
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    Hi there, All about Apple was moved a few years ago to another domain. It is hosted here now: http://bjokib.com I have some plans for this site but time is not something that is easy to come by. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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  • Apple’s MacBook Pro with 16 GB RAM

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:58 pm
    It was recently rumoured that Apple’s MacBook Pro line-up is likely to receive an update and a leak suggesting that all 15 inch models will be standard with a 16 gigabytes of RAM.  As per... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s First Beta of OS X Yosemite

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Apple’s first public beta of its forthcoming OS X 10.10 software update known as Yosemite will be available for download on July 24th this year for testing in advance of its schedule release till... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s New Swift Programming Language

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    As disclosed to analysts, Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive informed that the company’s new Swift programming language would be a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem and an excellent contributing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple Granted Patent for Wrist Worn Wearable

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    Apple has been working on a smartwatch device and the Cupertino Company has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the wrist worn wearable electronic device with strap... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What on Earth did we do on the Internet Before Youtube?!

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:51 am
    The internet has really grown quickly and things have changed so fast over the last few years. Have you ever thought about the fact that Youtube has only existed since 2005? What did we do to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • FOM Podcast Episode 4 is Available for Download | FOM

    FriendsofMac
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    Friends of Mac Episode 4 is now available for download: iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-of-mac/id891972073?mt=2 or Podomatic http://friendsofmac.podomatic.com/entry/2014-07-06T18_10_47-07_00
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    FriendsofMac
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    If you love our podcast, share it!!! On iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-of-mac/id891972073?mt=2 On PodOMatic: http://www.podomatic.com/profile/brunnecc?public=1 Thanks, Chris
  • The Secrets of Emoji on iOS Revealed | OverBidMe

    FriendsofMac
    22 Jun 2014 | 11:23 am
    Emoji are very lovable icons and talking global language in our chat text. Using Emoji you can make your messages more colorful and funny. Before iOs 5 you should download third-party apps for that. It’s not more the case . We already have built-in keyboard , but unfortunately it’s not showing by default.Follow these easy steps to unlock the hidden emoji keyboard. 1. Open Settings .Tap on “General” 2. Select “Keyboard” . Tap on the “Keyboards” submenu on the screen. 3. Select “Add New Keyboard” . From the the list of available keyboards select “Emoji” That’s it !
  • First Leaked Display Part from the 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 – Mac Rumors

    FriendsofMac
    22 Jun 2014 | 10:31 am
    The first alleged parts from the larger 5.5″ iPhone 6 have been shared by 9to5Mac. The image shows the front and back of an LCD backlight panel that measures ~14 centimeters or ~5.5 inches diagonally. The site claims this represents a part for the 5.5″ iPhone 6 which has been rumored to be launching later this year. Apple is also expected to produce a 4.7″ model as well. We’ve already seen some possible part leaks for the 4.7″ model, but this is the first part leak for the 5.5″ model. Reports had originally suggested the 5.5″ model would be released…
  • Apple Just Ended the Era of Paid Operating Systems | Wired Business | Wired.com

    FriendsofMac
    23 Oct 2013 | 10:22 pm
    The desktop operating system is dead as a major profit center, and Apple just delivered the obituary.Amid a slew of incremental improvements to its iPad tablets and MacBook laptops, Apple today announced some landmark news about its oldest surviving operating system: It will not charge for the latest big upgrade, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, breaking from a tradition that goes back 16 years and shining a light on a long-unfolding reversal in how tech profits are made. Eighteen years ago, the tech industry’s dominant company made nearly half its revenue selling OS licenses. Now, as Apple just…
 
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  • Top 10 Apps with Best Graphic Designs

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

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

    Chris Warren
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:48 am
    KiSSFLOW can be considered to be a new approach in the world of business process owners, as it is the first workflow product built especially for Google Apps. By using this ingenious software you will be able to overcome the […]
  • Make a Stunning Book eCover by Your Own

    Milana Rose
    27 Jun 2014 | 1:21 am
    You just finished your book. It is fabulous and you simple know that. You have already imagined a reader’s stampede to a bookshop or tons of downloads of its e book version. You the man. The Writer. However, it seems […]
  • Use Content Marketing As An Effective Promotion Tool

    Milana Rose
    13 Jun 2014 | 1:33 am
    Whether you own a small beauty therapy clinic or operate a chain of nationwide clinics, content marketing should form the core element of your online marketing strategy. As a beauty therapist, you have a wealth of knowledge regarding several elements […]
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  • 10 Best iPad Air Cases That Matches Your Type

    Anup Kayastha
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    Apple’s official iPad Air cases Just the day after all-new iPad Air release, case makers are already making iPad Air cases available to purchase. 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…
  • A Look at the new iOS8 and Expected Features in iPhones & iPads

    kooolabhi4u
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:46 am
    At the recently held Apple Worldwide Developer conference (WWDC), it was all about Apple’s new operating system. iOS 8, the latest version of the mobile OS, was revealed, explored and explained by Apple. However, there was nothing on the upcoming iPhones and iPads. Meanwhile, studying the release of iOS 8 can hint what can be expected from the next generation of iPhones and iPads. The secrecy with Apple products is known to all and the features of upcoming iPads and iPhones can only be predicted and not forecasted. In fact, Apple might have intended to hint at some of the features of future…
  • Apple iWatch Will Have 10+ Health And Fitness Sensors And Will Come In Different Sizes

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

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

    Qasim Zaib
    17 Jun 2014 | 5:45 am
    Parallels on Tuesday updates its subscription based Remote Desktop App Parallels Access which is now available on iPhone. Parallels Access iPhone app also features new gestures and controls to support orientation on smartphones. Parallels Access allows iPad (and now iPhone) users to access their Mac or Windows PCs on their tablets and smartphones remotely. “Parallels Access received a tremendously positive reception from iPad users, and now we are extending our solution to millions of Android and iPhone users. While traditional remote desktop products are trying to show a large desktop on a…
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