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  • Four Things to Know When Buying a Second-Hand Mac

    MacMyth
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    Mac computers have many benefits over PC brands, not to mention the fact that there are plenty of fun things you can do with them. If you are looking for a new Mac computer, chances are you are aware... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to send and receive SMS messages on OS X Yosemite

    Apple Toolbox
    Roland Banks
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:54 am
    SMS messages with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1 For anyone that uses OS X Yosemite and also has an iPhone, it is now possible to use your Mac to send and receive SMS messages as part of a feature which Apple calls Continuity. In older versions of OS X, you could only send iMessages to people with an […] The post How to send and receive SMS messages on OS X Yosemite appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Mr. iPhone, meet Mr. Coffee

    MacBlogz
    Steven Sande
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    You know what's been missing in our lives? An Internet-connected, app-controlled coffeemaker. And that's why the good folks at Belkin and appliance manufacturer Jarden Corporation have teamed up to bring the world the Mr. Coffee 10-cup Smart Optimal...
  • Apple Quietly Patches 15 Security Holes in iOS 8, OS X 10.10, Apple TV Software 7

    Softpedia News > Apple
    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    A rundown of this week’s software updates from Cupertino, California reveals that Apple has quietly patched a total of 15 flaws in its mobile, desktop, and TV software. These seemingly unimportant updates are actually must-have for users who take security matters seriously. Released unceremoniously as part of the three major updates deployed this week, the 15 vulnerabilities addressed in Apple’s software are actually important flaws that got overlooked by the media. Sifting through the advis... (read more)
  • Apple will pay $450M—or, maybe just $70M—to settle e-book claims

    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop
    Joe Mullin
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:52 pm
    More details are now public about the deal Apple reached in June to settle claims that it engaged in price-fixing in the e-book market. That settlement was approved by a federal judge on Friday. It's an unusual one, in which Apple essentially bets the outcome in its class-action lawsuit on the outcome of another case. In 2011, Apple got sued in a class-action case, where a class of e-book buying consumers was ultimately joined by attorneys general of various states. The Department of Justice also came after Apple for price-fixing, and the government won that case in 2013. Apple has…
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    MacNN

  • Yahoo acquires photo-aggregation application developer Cooliris

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Another acquisition by Yahoo was announced late last week, building on a long string of pick-ups under the leadership of CEO Marissa Mayer. The newest company coming into the Yahoo fold is Cooliris, a developer known for its mobile photo-aggregator application Cooliris for Mobile and the recently launched BeamIt Messenger....
  • Xiaomi looking to overtake Apple, Samsung in the next 10 years

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Last week, Xiaomi CEO Jun Lei said that he expects the smartphone manufacturer to take the number one sales spot in the next decade. Lei had a chance to emphasize his belief at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen China, taking to a panel to accentuate the company's growth in smart devices. To do so, the Chinese company will need to overtake the number one and two companies Samsung and Apple, something that Apple Senior Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs Bruce Sewell believes won't be so "easy."...
  • Target claims no responsibility for 'Black Friday' data theft in court

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    Five banks are suing retailer Target over the infamous "Black Friday" data breach in a federal lawsuit. In a hearing yesterday before US District Judge Paul Magnuson, Target claimed that the bank's losses weren't the retailer's fault, as it happened at the point of sale in many stores that it claims it was not responsible for, as opposed to a central failure in corporate data services, so the Minnesota and US Plastic Card Security Act provisions don't apply....
  • FCC Chairman sees Net Neutrality lawsuits by 'big dog' ISPs coming

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    US Federal Communications Commission head Tom Wheeler said that there is a specific reason why the regulatory group is taking its time with the net neutrality discussion. Speaking at a meeting on Friday, the chairman said that caution was prudent, and that the agency needs to "make sure that we understand what is going on here." Referring to Verizon, AT&T, and the other major Internet providers, he added that "the big dogs are going to sue regardless of what comes out."...
  • Hands On: Carrot Talking Task List (iOS)

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:33 pm
    For those who would welcome robot overlords, Carrot, by Grailr, promises to keep you on task! We've all been there; those days when absolutely nothing seems to get done. But what if there was a to-do list that actually encouraged the act of doing things. Wouldn't that be helpful? After all, most to-do lists are little more than polite and easily forgotten suggestions of what should be done. Supposing, however, that there was an app that actually pushed people to get out there and do them? Well, as it turns out, there is....
 
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    Office Blogs

  • Office 365 news round-up

    Jake Zborowski
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been reminded how essential Office 365 has become to leading organizations in many different fields. In higher education, universities are using tools such as Excel and Power Bi for Office 365 to make data-driven decisions that can improve performance and competitiveness, help with funding, and support accreditation. Healthcare organizations are using Office 365 to transform their cultures, improve collaboration, and increase customer satisfaction. And the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Labor are the most recent…
  • Introducing a new feature in Access 2013 web apps—Download in Excel

    Access Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    It’s just the nature of shipping software in a services world with Office 365—when we hear your feedback, we can respond with new features that fill your needs. In the case of Access 2013 web apps, one of the most frequent feature requests we heard from customers was the need for an easier way to view their web app data in Excel. Currently, the process for viewing your Access web app data within Excel involves many steps. We’re proud to announce that a new feature called, “Download in Excel” is available to all of our Access 2013 Office 365 customers, which makes this process much…
  • Help shape the Microsoft Ignite event

    Office Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    When we announced Microsoft Ignite last month, we told you it will bring together the best of our past events for Exchange, SharePoint, Lync and Project—and then take it to the next level, based on what our customers and partners have asked for. Now we are asking for your feedback so we can deliver on that promise. What do you want to see at Microsoft Ignite? Help us provide you with better content by taking this quick online anonymous survey on the sessions you want to see; Call for Topics. We’re holding a series of TweetJams on Twitter so we can hear more about what you want to see at…
  • Office 365 offers greater privacy, security and regulatory compliance

    Office 365 Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Malavika Rewari is a Product Marketing Manager with the Office 365 team. Trust is the foundation of every good relationship. That’s as true in business as it is in friendship. Today, more than 1.2 billion people worldwide trust Microsoft Office to provide a reliable productivity solution with commericial-grade privacy, security and compliance features to keep their data secured. With more organizations moving to the cloud, and more people using cloud-based services such as Office 365 to work anywhere, anytime, and across multiple devices, trust has never been more important. In the last 12…
  • Office 365 receives FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO) from HHS OIG

    Office 365 Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Bill Birkholz is the principal program manager for the Office 365 Trust team and Vijay Kumar is the senior product manager for the Office 365 team. We are pleased to announce that Microsoft Office 365 has been granted FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO) by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS OIG). Office 365 is a multi-tenant cloud that includes government specific instances of services such as Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online.  Government-specific instances of Office 365 services are designated for use solely by U.S federal,…
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    TidBITS

  • How to Batch Rename Files in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    In Yosemite, you no longer need third-party tools to rename multiple files at once. Josh Centers explains how. 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.
  • Keeping Up with the Snoops 7: Too Many Snoops

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    Josh Centers brings you up to date with all of the latest surveillance news, including a setback to NSA reform, fake cell towers in airplanes, and some unusual legal opinions. 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.
  • Evernote 6.0

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    Redesigns the user interface and brings the new Work Chat feature to the Mac App Store edition. (Free, 61.8 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
  • First Apple Watch Apps Will Only Skim the Surface

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    Apple released the first beta of its software development kit for the Apple Watch to developers this week, and it looks like we’ll have to wait a while longer before we see Office for the Apple Watch. 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…
  • External Link: Which Network Powers Which Service in OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    With Continuity, OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8 can share all sorts of information, but it can be confusing to know which network drives which service: a local Wi-Fi connection, a general Internet connection, or Bluetooth? Ars Technica has a detailed explanation of how AirDrop, AirPlay, Handoff, Instant Hotspot, SMS and phone forwarding, and other features work. 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…
 
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    TUAW

  • A roundup of recent hardware reviews on TUAW

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Last week, we reviewed a variety of hardware and accessories that'll complement your favorite iOS or OS X devices. Here's a quick roundup of recent hardware reviews that you may have missed: Mr. iPhone, meet Mr. Coffee XVIDA iPhone/iPad...
  • All the best app reviews last week on TUAW

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Last week was a busy one for apps in the iOS App Store, giving your favorite TUAW writers a chance to post some great reviews of the apps that grace their home screens. Here's a quick roundup of our recent reviews -- and a few app roundups -- you may...
  • Mr. iPhone, meet Mr. Coffee

    Steven Sande
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    You know what's been missing in our lives? An Internet-connected, app-controlled coffeemaker. And that's why the good folks at Belkin and appliance manufacturer Jarden Corporation have teamed up to bring the world the Mr. Coffee 10-cup Smart Optimal...
  • Swipe N Clean: A low-cost and efficient iOS photo editor

    Mel Martin
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Swipe N Clean (US$0.99) is a new full-featured photo editor for iOS that is easy to use and can be a one-stop app for many iOS photographers. The app contains 75 filters, tools for cropping, adding text and emoticons, and basic controls for...
  • Caturday... or is it Bunday?

    Steven Sande
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    What's neither a cat for Caturday or a dog for the Dog Days of Summer? If you're John-Paul and Nicole Clough of Oxford, England, it's a rabbit for "Bunday"! John-Paul says: Just sending this on the off-chance, as you seem to have been a bit short of...
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    MacRumors

  • A8 Chip in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Capable of Playing 4K Video

    Juli Clover
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:27 pm
    The dual-core A8 chip powering Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus appears to be capable of handling 4K video playback, despite the fact that the two iPhones have native resolutions of 1334 x 750 and 1920 x 1080 pixels, respectively. 4K video playback on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was first discovered by the developers behind WALTR, a Mac app that's designed to make it easy to upload and convert any music or video file to an iPad or iPhone for native playback, and reported by TUAW. Image via iFixitThe discovery was made by the developers of WALTR, a great Mac app that allows users to quickly upload…
  • OS X Yosemite Users Experiencing Issues With YouTube Videos in Safari [Updated]

    Juli Clover
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The latest update to OS X Yosemite, 10.10.1, appears to be causing some users to be unable to play YouTube videos in Safari. According to threads on the Apple Support forums and Google's Product forums, some users that attempt to play YouTube videos are seeing only black screens with audio clipping or are experiencing problems loading videos. Other users are able to play videos, but are seeing a brief error message before a video begins to play, and still other users are getting complete browser crashes when attempting to watch a video. For some users, the problems just started a few hours…
  • Microsoft Pits Cortana Against Siri in New Ad Showcasing Contextual Reminders, Traffic Alerts

    Juli Clover
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    Microsoft today launched a new video advertisement that compares its Cortana virtual assistant to Apple's own digital assistant, Siri, showcasing Cortana's contextual reminders and traffic alerts, two functions that Siri does not have. In the ad, entitled "Siri vs. Cortana: Bigger," Cortana and Siri have a "conversation" where Cortana queries Siri about her new abilities in the iPhone 6 and Siri continually responds that she just "got bigger." Cortana: Hi Siri, looks like you're in a new phone. Congratulations. Siri: Yes, I got bigger. Cortana: Oh, are you more like me now? Can you give…
  • iCloud.com Photos App Gains New Uploading Capabilities

    Juli Clover
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:46 am
    Following two weeks of testing on the iCloud beta site for developers, the consumer-facing iCloud.com site has gained support for uploading images to iCloud Photo Library (via iFun.de [Google Translate]). Before the addition of the new uploading tool, the standard iCloud.com site allowed users to view all of their iCloud Photo Library images, as well as download and delete them, but it did not have a tool to allow users to upload photos captured with non-Apple devices. New toolbar with upload support on iCloud.com site at top, previous iCloud.com toolbar on bottom The new uploading feature on…
  • Square Announces Plans to Begin Accepting Apple Pay in 2015

    Kelly Hodgkins
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    Speaking with CNN, Square founder Jack Dorsey confirmed that the payment processing service will support Apple Pay in the coming months, bringing Apple Pay to small business owners. In the interview, Dorsey reiterates his opinion that he does not view Apple Pay as a competitor and wants to add the mobile payments service as an available option for Square users."We're not building a credit card. We're not building a payment device. We're building a [cash] register, and this register accepts all these forms of payments," Dorsey told CNN in an interview. While the existing Square Reader can…
 
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    Macworld

  • You Should Play: Monster Strike is a delightful mashup of monster battles and pinball

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:45 pm
    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.Until the Pokémon Company actually releases the kind of Pokémon game for iOS that fans have been begging for, other developers will keep making games that try to approximate the addictive qualities of the massive monster-battling franchise on the mobile platform.Monster Strike obviously owes a great deal to the Japanese franchise: the game tasks you with…
  • The Week in iPad Cases: Extra storage, ultra rugged, and everything in between

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    Extra storage, ultra rugged, and everything in betweenThis week's roundup of new iPad cases comes with a collection of great options for those who want ruggedized protection—and a few classic alternatives for everyday use.EncaseThe Leather-Style Doodle (iPad Air 2; $27) makes your tablet stand out with a trendy doodle design engraved right on its cover.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Apple's $450 million e-books settlement gets final approval

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    A federal judge in New York has given final approval to a settlement in which Apple will pay $450 million for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices for ebooks. Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan called the settlement “fair and reasonable.” It requires Apple to pay $400 million to consumers who bought certain books between 2010 and 2012, as well as $50 million in attorneys’ fees. Although the settlement is final, Apple only has to pay that amount if it loses its appeal of a 2013 price-fixing ruling. If the appeal is successful, Apple will pay only $50 million to…
  • A broken Watch: This Apple Watch reporting isn't even right twice a day

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Macalope is sure there are kinds of reporting that Business Insider is good at. He’s drawing a complete blank on what they might be, but they probably exist. Right? Farm production reporting? Cat up a tree? Dog bites man? Dog bites man because the man’s a Business Insider writer and screw that guy? Well, whatever it is, it’s not the reporting of technical details. “The Apple Watch Seems Alarmingly Complicated” (indirect link and tip o’ the antlers to weid1) Remember before the iPhone came out how a whole bunch of people were saying it was never going to work? No? OK, then…
  • The Week in iPhone Cases: American flags, Adidas, leather pouches, and more

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Flags, pockets, and pouchesThis week's roundup of new iPhone cases features patriotic themes and elegant leather solutions for your favorite handset.Fine Art AmericaThe Washington Crossing (all iPhone models; $40) immortalizes painter Emanuel Leutze’s Washington crossing the Delaware on a hardshell case.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    MacTech News

  • Acrosync announces an rsync client for Mac OS X that supports auto upload

    dsellers
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    Acrosync has released Acrosync for Mac, a new rsync client with a graphical user interface (GUI) that also supports Dropbox-like automatic upload and Time Machine style incremental backups. Acrosync for Mac is a folder synchronization tool based on the rsync protocol, so it can sync with any computer or device that has rsync installed, such as Mac and Linux computers, NAS boxes, and VPS or dedicated servers, or even rsync storage providers. Users may connect via SSH or Rsyncd and much more. read more
  • Chronos updates Greeting Card Shop for Yosemite to version 2.0

    dsellers
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    Chronos has released Greeting Card Shop 2.0, an update of the app that lets you create greeting cards, invitations, and accompanying envelopes on Mac OS X Yosemite. read more
  • DEVONthink and DEVONnote updated with iCloud Drive support

    dsellers
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:10 am
    DEVONtechnologies has updated all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink, as well as the smart notebook DEVONnote. Version 2.8.2 of all editions of DEVONthink fully supports indexing files and folders stored in iCloud Drive. An additional script indexes all user-generated folders on iCloud Drive without manually adding folders or documents to the database. Users can install it with a single click from the built-in Support Assistant. read more
  • The latest iOS apps for Nov. 20

    dsellers
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Here are some of the latest apps available at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. B-interaktive has announced Full Ahead! It's an US$0.99 deep sea, casual adventure game with a comic steampunk design. Phoenix Online Publishing has released The Last Door: Collector's Edition, a $3.99, retro-themed horror adventure with puzzles, scenes, and stories. Microids has rolled out Garfield Kart Fast & Furious. The racing game is free, but does tout in-app purchases. read more
  • Satechi releases 10-port USB 3.0 hub

    dsellers
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Satechi has released the US$59.99, 10-Port USB 3.0 Aluminum Hub for Mac OS X and Windows systems. The hub features seven SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports to connect devices and transfer data to a computer as well as three additional charging ports to provide power to smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The additional ports on the hub include one 5V 2.1A port and two 5V 1A ports for charging tablets and smartphones efficiently. The 10-Port USB 3.0 Premium Aluminum Hub boasts a slim, strip-shape design. read more
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    Touch Arcade

  • The TouchArcade Show - 182 - Earlier Than Usual

    Eli Hodapp
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:30 pm
    We recorded a bit earlier than we usually do today, which means it's just me and Jared as Mike fell asleep in a pile of Ritz crackers. That's alright though, as we have a great conversation about side scrolling racing games, iOS controllers, and a bunch of other cool stuff. Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, even if they don't make it into the podcast. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in…
  • TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Crossy Road'

    Jared Nelson
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it…
  • Best iPhone and iPad Games of the Week: 11/21/14 - 'Crossy Road', 'Vainglory', 'XCOM', and 'Crystal Siege'

    Eli Hodapp
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    This week it seems like we're handing out five star reviews like it's going out of style, but all of these games are great and two of them won't even cost you a penny to play, basically ever. That's pretty awesome, right? Anyway, it's probably safe to get used to weeks like this, at least for the next couple weeks, as the end of the year is almost fully upon us. Crossy Road - Endless Arcade Hopper, Free [Review] - Crossy Road is a simple game, but there's clearly a lot of work that went into making it one of the best 'simple' experiences that can be enjoyed. This is already the kind of game…
  • 'Crystal Siege HD' for iPad Review - Tower Defense Ain't Dead Yet

    Carter Dotson
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Certainly, tower defense is a genre where it's difficult to really rock the boat too much, especially since the genre's evolution was accelerated by the fact that it was a great fit for mobile, and everyone and their mother decided to apply their take on the genre. But hey, the games are still pretty fun, and there's still the occasional title with a clever twist on the proceedings. Crystal Siege [$4.99 (HD)] from Carrot Games and FDG Entertainment tries to apply an action-RPG take on tower defense, without drifting too much into the action-RPG side of things, like Dungeon Defenders [$2.99]…
  • 'XCOM: Enemy Within' Review - Killing Aliens? Check. With Huge Robots? Check. Instabuy? Check.

    Andrew Fretz
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Sequels get a bad wrap. When you consider the benefits a prime iteration of a game or movie has going for it, its no wonder the follow up that lacks the initial reveal often disappoints. Luckily you don't have to worry about disappointment if you pick up 2k's XCOM: Enemy Within[$12.99]. Enemy Within has packed on a ton of features that dovetail seamlessly with it's successor. Just in case you are new to the party, this franchise started back in 1994 and got a ridiculously fantastic reboot in 2012. A year later Enemy Within launched and now its here to monopolize the free time of the iOS…
 
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Apple will pay $450M—or, maybe just $70M—to settle e-book claims

    Joe Mullin
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:52 pm
    More details are now public about the deal Apple reached in June to settle claims that it engaged in price-fixing in the e-book market. That settlement was approved by a federal judge on Friday. It's an unusual one, in which Apple essentially bets the outcome in its class-action lawsuit on the outcome of another case. In 2011, Apple got sued in a class-action case, where a class of e-book buying consumers was ultimately joined by attorneys general of various states. The Department of Justice also came after Apple for price-fixing, and the government won that case in 2013. Apple has…
  • iOS 8.1.1, iPhone 4S, and iPad 2: A little faster, kind of, sometimes

    Andrew Cunningham
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:30 pm
    It took a lot of work to find the promised performance and stability improvements in iOS 8.1.1 for Apple A5 devices like the iPhone 4S, the iPad 2, the iPad Mini, and the iPod Touch. Andrew Cunningham It would be a stretch to say that iOS 7.1 made the iPhone 4 feel fast, but the update improved the phone's performance as much as could reasonably be expected for then-three-and-a-half-year-old hardware. It took what had been a disappointing update and made it usable. Jump ahead to iOS 8, an update which did pretty much the same thing to the iPhone 4S, the iPad 2, and other hardware based on…
  • Cisco expects to pay $188M to Rockstar, the Apple-owned patent licensor

    Joe Mullin
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Cisco is preparing to dole out a serious chunk of cash to settle its patent lawsuit with Rockstar, a patent-holding company created out of the ashes of Nortel, a Canadian telecom. The $188-million pre-tax charge was revealed in CIsco's most recent earnings call, and first reported on Monday by the IAM Blog. Rockstar, which was created by a group of big tech companies including Apple, first sued Google and its customers in October 2013. In January, it sued several cable companies, saying their cable modems infringed Rockstar patents by using the DOCSIS standard. Cisco intervened in…
  • Beefed up iPhone crypto will lead to a child dying, DOJ warned Apple execs

    Dan Goodin
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The No. 2 official at the Justice Department recently warned top Apple executives that stronger encryption protections added to iPhones would lead to a horrific tragedy, such as a child dying, because police couldn't access a suspect's device, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The beefed up protections, Apple recently disclosed, mean that even when company officials are served with a court order, they will be unable to retrieve potentially crucial evidence such as photos, messages, or contacts stored on iPhones and iPads. Instead, the data can be accessed only by people who know the…
  • Report: Beats Music will become a default iOS app in 2015

    Sam Machkovech
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    Beats' original announcement image when it was acquired in May. Let's call this the next episode, we suppose. Beats Audio On Wednesday, the Financial Times reported that Apple will make a major move to push its newly acquired Beats Music app to all iOS users starting "early next year." Citing "people familiar with the situation," the report (subscription required) claims the Beats Music subscription service will become a pre-installed app in an iOS update, and such a software update could happen "as early as March" of next year. If true, this move would be the first major Apple-branded…
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    Digg

  • Settlement In Apple Case Over E-Books Is Approved

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
    A federal judge on Friday approved a settlement in which Apple could begin paying $400 million to as many as 23 million consumers related to charges that it violated antitrust law by conspiring with publishers to raise e-book prices and thwart efforts by Amazon.
  • Apple Finally Releases A Tool That Deregisters Phone Numbers From iMessage

    9 Nov 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Apple has quietly released a new tool to make switching between iOS and other smartphones a bit easier. The new web tool lets you instantly deregister your phone number from Apple 's iMessage system.
  • A Week With Apple Pay

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:09 am
    Further Reading Not because Apple is a huge and influential company, but because the timing is right.
  • Apple Eyes New Uses For NFC Beyond iPhone Payments

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

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

  • Apple Launches (RED) App Store Promotion, Donating Proceeds to Fight AIDS

    Federico Viticci
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Apple has launched a (RED) promotion on the App Store, featuring GarageBand and several third-party apps and games such as FIFA, Monument Valley, Clear, and Paper. In the campaign – which has yet to be announced with a press release by Apple – apps have been updated with a special red icon and, for a limited time, all proceeds will be donated to RED’s fight against AIDS. The promotion seems to be running until December 7, as until this date the company will offer a new GarageBand In-App Purchase discounted at $0.99. New content in GarageBand (called (GarageBand)RED Loop…
  • iTunes Connect Shutting Down December 22 to December 29

    Federico Viticci
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:52 pm
    In an email sent to iBooks publishers last night, Apple confirmed that iTunes Connect will shut down for a week from December 22 through December 29. While the email has been sent to registered iBooks Store publishers, Apple's annual iTunes Connect holiday shutdown will also affect iOS and OS X developers, who during that time won't be able to access iTunes Connect. From the email: From Monday, December 22, through Monday, December 29, 2014, iTunes Connect, iTunes Producer, and iTunes Connect for iOS will be unavailable. During this time, you will not be able to access iTunes Connect, submit…
  • Longtime Indies on the iOS App Store

    Federico Viticci
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    Last week, I asked on Twitter for examples of individual developers who have been making and maintaining iOS apps for the past five years. What are examples of iOS apps made by a single developer that have been around for 5+ years? I can think of PCalc. — Federico Viticci (@viticci) November 15, 2014 I was thinking about the App Store market for indie developers, and I was particularly interested in knowing for how long a single person can keep working on the same app. Is it because the same app makes for a good business even after several years? Is this commitment related to respecting…
  • Virtual: I Love the Noise That the Chicken Makes

    Federico Viticci
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:41 pm
    This week Federico and Myke talk about the upcoming Majora's Mask remake, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, Fantasy Life, Monument Valley, Sunset Overdrive, Shovel Knight, Crossy Road and Vain Glory. We talked about a lot of games this week, but expect even more in the next few weeks between Super Smash Wii U, amiibo, and Pokémon ORAS. Get the episode here. Side note: The original Nintendo DS came out 10 years ago today. To celebrate, you can read this beautiful post at TinyCartridge and go listen to the Nintendo DS keynote retrospective we did when the show was called Directional.
  • More on WatchKit

    Federico Viticci
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    Following the release of WatchKit earlier this week, I've been reading through the documentation and listened to what developers had to say about it. Here's my original roundup of links and tweets. Below, other interesting reads from around the web. Serenity Caldwell has an excellent overview of Apple's announcements at iMore: Tapping and swiping continue to be the primary way of interacting with all iOS apps, Apple Watch included. The watch has a few new swipe gestures, including a left edge swipe (to return to the previous screen) and a swipe up from the bottom (which activates Glances).
 
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  • FCC hopes its rules for so-called ‘net neutrality’ survive inevitable litigation

    MacDailyNews
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    “The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said Friday the agency is moving ‘with dispatch’ to write rules on how broadband Internet providers treat traffic on their networks, while attempting to ensure that the rules can stand up in court,” Gautham Nagesh reports for The Wall Street Journal. Obama “has urged the FCC to reclassify broadband providers as a utility or common carrier, and then ban them from blocking, slowing down or speeding up individual websites,” Nagesh reports. “Mr. Wheeler had been reluctant to use the common carrier…
  • Apple delivers another Yosemite beta as vexing Wi-Fi issues persist

    MacDailyNews
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    “Apple has come out with a second beta of Mac OS X Yosemite for developers, but it’s not clear whether this latest build will address the Wi-Fi problems that continue to affect an undetermined but apparently substantial number of users,” Juan Carlos Perez reports for IDG News Service. “With this build, labeled 10.10.2 (14C68k), Apple didn’t identify any specific problem areas it would like developers to focus on as they test the OS, according to multiple reports from news outlets and individuals with access to the release notes,” Perez reports. “When…
  • The secret life of passwords

    MacDailyNews
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:01 am
    “With so little privacy, passwords may soon be tomorrow’s eight-track player, quaintly described to our grandchildren,” Ian Urbina writes for The New York Times. “In recent years, there has been a push for machines to identify us not by passwords but by things we possess, like tokens and key cards, or by scanning our eyes, voices or fingerprints,” Urbina writes. “iPhones have come equipped with fingerprint scanners for more than a year now. And yet passwords continue to proliferate, to metastasize. Every day more objects — thermostats, car consoles, home…
  • EU parliament ‘poised to call’ for Google’s breakup

    MacDailyNews
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    “The European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google, in one of the most brazen assaults so far on the technology group’s power,” Henry Mance, Alex Barker and Murad Ahmed report for The Financial Times. “The gambit increases the political pressure on the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, to take a tougher line on Google, either in its antitrust investigation into the company or through the introduction of laws to curb its reach,” Mance, Barker and Ahmed report. “A draft motion seen by the Financial Times says that ‘unbundling…
  • Two months later, there’s still a wait to buy the Apple’s iPhone 6/Plus

    MacDailyNews
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:01 am
    “iPhone day, that time of the year when Apple fans must wait in line to get their hands on the newest product, is turning into iPhone season,” Mark Milian reports for Bloomberg. “The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus came out on Sept. 19 in the U.S. and seven other countries, and there are still lines at Apple Stores filled with people who want to buy them.” “‘Two months after the product release, it’s still not widely available,’ Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray, said on Bloomberg West,” Milian reports. “‘The supply has been tight,…
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  • Black Friday Apple Sales Bring Serious Saving for the Holidays

    Kraig Becker
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    We are now just one week a way from Black Friday, the annual post-Thanksgiving Day shopping extravaganza that officially kicks off the holiday frenzy. As usual, there are some amazing deals to be had on Apple products, including iPads, Macs, iPhones, and related accessories. At this point, most of the major retail outlets have let slip their plans for the big day of shopping. Here are all of great deals you can expect to find, provided you are bold enough to venture out into the crowds next week.  Walmart $489 16GB iPad Air 2 with $100 Walmart gift card $179 iPhone 6 with two-year contract…
  • With the Release of WatchKit, Apple Begins to Remove Veil of Secrecy Around Apple Watch

    Kraig Becker
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    On Tuesday of this week, Apple released the beta version of iOS 8.2 to developers, and along with it the first version of WatchKit, the set of system tools that will govern how apps are made for the Apple Watch. This software gives developers a set of guidelines that will assist them in bringing their creations over to Apple’s next device, and it gives the rest of us some insight into how the Watch will function. Of course, as with all things Apple, there is some controversy surrounding the new gadget, even months before its release.  Perhaps the most interesting nuggets of…
  • Why Apple is Poised to Become the $1 Trillion Company

    Kraig Becker
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you’ve been paying attention to Apple’s stock price lately, you’ve probably noticed that it is at an all time high. Following its 7-for-1 stock split earlier this year, AAPL is now trading above $115 per share. That gives the tech giant a market capitalization near $670 billion, easily making it the most valuable company in the world. On Monday of this week, Wall Street analysts delivered even more good news to investors by describing Apple as “undervalued,” and saying that the company is on track to eventually be worth more than $1 trillion. Here’s…
  • Why the Holiday Season Will be a Major Test for Apple Pay

    Kraig Becker
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    By most accounts, Apple Pay is off to a modest start, with some consumers already embracing the NFC payment system even as Apple rushes to add more retailers and banks to the service. But the fledgeling payment system will face a major test this holiday season, when shoppers flock to retail outlets searching for the perfect gift for friends and family. While Apple Pay won’t be available in some major retail outlets – most notably Walmart and Target – its performance over the next few weeks could have a major impact on the service, and determine just how successful it will…
  • How to Fix the Most Common Printing Issues in OS X

    Kraig Becker
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    One of the best features of OS X has always been its ability to make installing and using printers incredibly easy. Apple’s operating system has built-in support for hundreds of printers from dozens of manufacturers, which means most of the time they work simply by plugging them into our Mac. As powerful and robust as these printing subsystems are however, problems can still arise from time to time. Here are some common printing issues in OS X, and how to solve them.  Documents Don’t Print Perhaps the most common printer related issue that Mac users face is a failure for a…
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  • iPhone 6 shipping times improve from 10 to 7 days ahead of holiday shopping season

    Chris Barylick
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    It may be a bit easier to get your hands on an iPhone 6 for Christmas. Per MacRumors, a number of readers have reported improved shipping times for the iPhone 6 handset, with the 16GB iPhone 6 Plus in all colors and from all carriers now carrying a shipping estimate of 7 to 10 days in the United States. Shipping estimates for the 64GB iPhone 6 Plus in all colors and from all carriers have also seen improvement, going from 3 to 4 weeks to 2 to 3 weeks. While shipping estimates for the 16GB and 64GB iPhone 6 Plus have improved, shipping estimates for the harder-to-find 128GB iPhone 6 Plus…
  • Google Chrome for OS X goes 64-bit

    Chris Barylick
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:40 pm
    If you were hankering for a 64-bit version of Google Chrome for OS X, it’s finally arrived. Safari has been 64-bit since OS X 10.6 (August 2009) and Firefox has been 64-bit since version 4 (2011). Incidentally, a 64-bit web browser is required to run Oracle Java on OS X. Per Google’s Chrome Releases Blog, the Chrome team promoted v.39 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Google Chrome 39.0.2171.65 contains a number of fixes and improvements, including 64-bit support for Mac, a number of new apps/extension APIs, lots of under the hood changes for stability and…
  • Sony Pictures drops upcoming Sorkin-led Steve Jobs movie, Universal shows interest in taking over

    Chris Barylick
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    This is probably just part of the Hollywood process. Per MacRumors and Deadline, despite Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs movie being in the casting process and moving towards full fledged production, Sony Pictures has dropped the movie and put it “in turnaround”, which allows another large studio to purchase the movie and take over. The report also notes that Universal Studios is the likely landing destination for the film. In a shocking development, the Aaron Sorkin-scripted film about Apple genius Steve Jobs has been put in turnaround by Sony Pictures, and Universal Pictures is…
  • Apple adds 10 new providers to help feed Apple Maps data to users

    Chris Barylick
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    It’s been two years since Apple Maps first launched. You may have mixed feelings about it, but the general consensus is that it’s gotten better over time. Per 9to5Mac and Apple Maps Marketing, Apple has continued its recent efforts to improve its mapping service by partnering with several new data providers, according to Apple Maps Marketing. The company has historically partnered with companies like TomTom, as well as its own in-house mapping data and others for its information. These new companies don’t yet appear on the list of map data attributions, Apple is recommending…
  • T-Mobile adjusts Simple Choice plan, allows for additional international calling options

    Chris Barylick
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    While the wireless carrier wars wage on, this might be a decent plan if you’re traveling. According to iMore, T-Mobile has modified its Simple Choice calling plan to provide some cheaper options for international calls. Starting today, they can sign up to get unlimited calling from the US to landlines in over 70 countries for just US$5 a month per account, up to 10 lines, with the updated Stateside International Talk option. It’s also offering the same plan, plus unlimited calling to mobile phones in over 30 countries and 1,000 minutes to mobile phones in Mexico, for just US$10 a…
 
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  • BitTorrent Sync file transfer software – Review

    Ian Scott-Parker
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
    Caption: All images and graphics are courtesy of the BitTorrent GetSync website. BitTorrent Sync: a first look at an alternative to file sharing in the cloud Publisher: BitTorrent, Inc. GetSync Price: FREE download Commonly abbreviated to BTSync, BitTorrent Sync is software that implements file sharing across computer networks using the peer-to-peer protocol. This means each […]
  • MyMac Podcast 531: But it involves goats!

    The MyMac Podcast
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Goats? Yes…goats. We’re not “kidding”. Deal with it. Most of the past technical issues seems to be dealt with, though we’ve all thought that before haven’t we? The GMen give a lecture on what NOT to do when updating and how to clean up iTunes after CERTAIN people who may or may not be on […]
  • PageMeUp – Review

    Simon Parnell
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    PageMe Up Desktop Publishing and HTML design and layout application Softobe Price: $24 USD PageMeUp describes itself as designed for print documents and websites. At the price it is pitched against applications like Pages, SwiftPublisher, and iStudio Publisher rather than the big guns like Adobe InDesign and QuarkXpress. In order to write this review I […]
  • MyMac Podcast 530: Next Week will be AMAZING!

    Tim Robertson
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Guy updates to Yosemite which turns out to NOT be a great idea since his recording layout got hosed. Gas is in top form however and teases Guy about his lack of having SoundBoard by using…well…SoundBoard. They talk about Microsoft 365 and options available free or otherwise and it turns out that the more expensive […]
  • Biologic Bike Mount Weathercase for iPhone 5 and 6 – Review

    Sam Negri
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Biologic Bike Mount Weathercase Biologic Price: $34.95   The Biologic Bike Mount Weathercase allows you to safely carry and view your iPhone on your bike’s handlebars. If you already have your iPhone in a case, you’ll have to remove it. My iPhone 5S lives in an Otterbox case that is too large to fit into […]
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    Cult of Mac

  • Best deals of the week: Sleek Panther Drone, NYOP Learn to Code Bundle, more [Deals]

    Allan Blocker
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Killer deals on ultra cool stuff is what Cult of Mac Deals is all about. Today we feature four of the best deals that were offered this week. Each is available for a limited time only, so act now before you miss…Read more ›
  • Why iPhone 6s could get a massive camera upgrade, this week on The CultCast

    Erfon Elijah
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    This week: the next iPhone might feature a massively improved camera; Uber’s super bro culture gets bad press, but we want to party with their brogrammers; why we’re not so jazzed on Apple Watch apps; Steve Jobs drowns the first…Read more ›
  • Hot deals ending soon: NetSpot Pro, Smart Travel Router, MIGHTY Speaker, more [Deals]

    Allan Blocker
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    There are dozens of killer bargains on some of the best tech the internet has to offer at Cult of Mac Deals. The deals are so good, they can only be offered for a limited time. Today we put the…Read more ›
  • Release your inner iPhone 6 artist with Paper Camera app

    Jim Merithew
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Paper Camera is just plain fun. Plenty of photo apps let you apply filters after the fact, but this one performs its manipulative magic inside your camera, transforming your images in real-time before your dazzled eyes. The filters are robust,…Read more ›
  • Dirty emoji make sexting simple (NSFW)

    Jim Merithew
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:58 pm
    With packages of dirty emoji filed under group headings like Teen Dream and Fetish 101, the artistically perverted designers at Flirtmoji are ready to help the masses up their sexting game. Anatomically correct emoji, plus classic icons of the sexual…Read more ›
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    MacInTouch

  • Report: Security

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Apple Software Update issues (and the XProtect malware blocker); a FaceTime/AppleID glitch; "Regin" advanced malware; Google Chrome update problems; health data and more
  • Report: Mac Pro

    23 Nov 2014 | 1:55 pm
    boot troubleshooting; Bluetooth upgrades
  • Report: Yosemite

    23 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    audio routing options; Java; SSD TRIM support issues; user interface changes; Xerox Phaser printers and more
  • Report: Help Please

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    troubleshooting video problems with websites
  • Report: Backup

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Time Machine and network volumes / file-sharing
 
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    The Real Mac Genius

  • How To: Input AutoFill Information for Safari

    Joe
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:33 pm
    AutoFill enhances a users efficiency and overall saves a lot of time. Whether you are ordering something from amazon, or signing up for a new account, AutoFill will make your life much easier. AutoFill can automatically fill in your name, shipping address, login information, or even credit card information. How To: Input AutoFill Information for Safari First make sure that the application Safari is open Click on “Safari” in the Menu Bar, and select “Preferences” Then select the AutoFill pane From here you will be able to edit your personal information Click the edit…
  • Customizing Your Mac’s Trackpad

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

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

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

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

    John Gruber
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:35 am
    My thanks to John Saddington for sponsoring this week’s DF RSS feed to promote Desk, his blogging app for the Mac. Saddington has been blogging for more than a decade, but never found a blogging app that stuck. So, he built one for himself, focused on what matters most: writing. It’s called Desk, and it’s exclusively for OS X. (And it has one of the best app icons I’ve ever seen — perfect metaphor, beautifully rendered.) Desk has a simple, writing-focused UI. It supports both Markdown (of course) and WYSIWYG for editing, and has direct posting support for a slew…
  • The Secret Life of Passwords

    John Gruber
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Terrific feature by Ian Urbina for the NYT Magazine: Several years ago I began asking my friends and family to tell me their passwords. I had come to believe that these tiny personalized codes get a bum rap. Yes, I understand why passwords are universally despised: the strains they put on our memory, the endless demand to update them, their sheer number. I hate them, too. But there is more to passwords than their annoyance. In our authorship of them, in the fact that we construct them so that we (and only we) will remember them, they take on secret lives. Many of our passwords are suffused…
  • Stewart Butterfield on Slack

    John Gruber
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Stewart Butterfield, in an interview with Rachel Metz for MIT Technology Review: I try to instill this into the rest of the team but certainly I feel that what we have right now is just a giant piece of shit. Like, it’s just terrible and we should be humiliated that we offer this to the public. Not everyone finds that motivational, though. I love that attitude. Rather than be satisfied with Slack’s growth and success, he’s focused on how to make it way better, not just a little better.  ★ 
  • Craig Hockenberry on WatchKit

    John Gruber
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Craig Hockenberry: Bluetooth Low Energy must be really low power: the design of WKInterfaceObject means it’s going to be on a lot. Every interaction with the watch has the potential to move actions and data between your pocket and wrist using the radio. But more importantly, this API design gives Apple a simple way to put a cap on power consumption. We saw this approach in the early days of the iPhone and that worked out pretty well, didn’t it? One final thought about the API design: your code never runs on the watch.  ★ 
  • NY Post: Amazon Planning an Ad-Based Streaming-Video Service

    John Gruber
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Claire Atkinson, reporting for the NY Post: The e-commerce giant will roll out a new ad-supported streaming offering early next year that will be separate from its $99-a-year Prime membership, which includes a video service, sources said. The ad-supported option — part of an overhaul of its media offerings — poses a serious challenge to streaming rivals such as Hulu and Netflix, analysts said. When TiVo came out 15 years ago, we began using computers to let us skip past commercials. Now, with streaming, we’re using computers to present un-skippable ads.  ★ 
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  • GarageBand gets limited edition (RED) makeover for a good cause

    Chuong H Nguyen
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:41 pm
    A limited-time update to GarageBand will help benefit the (Product) RED charity. As part of the promotion, Apple is introducing a new (GarageBand) RED Loop Pack, available as a $0.99 in-app purchase (IAP) where all the proceeds will go towards (RED)'s fight against AIDS. The promotion will run through December 7, 2014. According to Apple's update, for $0.99, you'll get: An exclusive collection of 300 guitar, bass, synth, and drum loops in a variety of genres. $4.99 - Download now
  • Monument Valley Forgotten Shores: Levels 1-4 walkthrough

    Allyson Kazmucha
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    In Monument Valley, you're tasked with guiding Ida, the silent princess, through strange and beautiful lands by solving challenging puzzles. The new expansion pack, Forgotten Shores features seven brand new appendixes for you to explore and work your way through. To find solutions and outsmart the mischievous Crow People, however, you'll have to learn to look at things differently. If you get stuck, that's where iMore comes in. Follow along for a step by step walkthrough of the first four chapters of the Forgotten Shores expansion pack. Monument Valley tips, hints, and cheats If you'd rather…
  • Tilt your way through a magical forest in Poppets

    Joseph Keller
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:53 am
    Poppets is a new tilt game from Lisa Bettany, co-founder of popular photo app Camera+. Poppets takes you through a number of forest locals, as your character floats through them with balloons. The game has a unique art style, with your characters taking the form of little animated puppet animals. To move through the levels, tilt your phone. Steer your character towards the hearts, which will keep your three balloons full. Be careful of obstacles, which will pop a balloon each time your run into one. You have a limited number of attempts before you either exit to the map and start the level…
  • Add some color to your iPhone 5/5S with these transparent skin cases—only $3.95 today!

    Brent Zaniewski
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    This iPhone 5 skin case is made from a stretchable TPU that features argyle patterns on a glossy exterior and openings for the display, camera, speakers and charging port. It's slim in design and extremely easy to install around your device! Get yours in smoke, blue or pink today and save 74%
  • How to share Photo Streams with people who don't use iPhones, iPads, or Macs

    Allyson Kazmucha
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:37 pm
    iCloud Photo Sharing not only lets you share Photo Streams with other iPhone and iPad owners, but also gives you a way to share a batch of photos with virtually anyone through iCloud.com. Once you choose to share your photos on iCloud, you'll be given a link, send it on to whomever you like, and they can view them with any browser on any computer they like. How to share a Photo Stream with people not using an iPhone, iPad, or Mac Launch the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad. Tap on the Shared tab in the bottom navigation. Tap on Sharing at the top to return to all your streams, since iCloud…
 
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  • Notice: Mac OS X Hints is now a read-only site

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    We respect its storied history, and value the contributions of its many readers, but we can no longer support it at the level it deserves. There’s a wealth of great information here that many will find useful, so we've elected to maintain it in a read-only form. Thanks for your many years of attention and everything you've done to make the site such a valuable resource.
  • Getting Java client apps to run the way you want

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I sometimes find the Java setup on my various Apple devices to be a mystery. Recently, I was trying to get a Java applet to run in the same way on 2 iMacs and my MacBook Air. The applet is a simple vpn client from Juniper that lets me access a Citrix Desktop from any Mac that I can install the Citrix receiver client on so I can work on 'Company stuff' from a large screen iMac when I'm sat at home or from my MacBook when I'm on the road (it works fine over 3/4G). The first thing is that you have to do some configuring of both Java and Safari to get the applet to run at all. Once that was all…
  • Siri: workaround Content Not Available error

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    A few weeks ago, a number of people started reporting having trouble with Siri. Phrases like 'Call my wife' or 'Tell my dad' stopped working. Siri knew who those people were but proclaimed 'Uh oh, I don't have a phone number for Jane Isa Doe." and beneath, there's a message: "Content Not Available." I debugged this for over an hour and on a hunch, found a workaround that seems to work for nearly everyone who has tried it. All you have to do is delete the middle name of the person in *your* contact card where it is stored as a relationship. I'm not sure why that works; it shouldn't, but it…
  • Older browser behavior changes in Google search

    4 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    As of August 29, 2014, Google has decided to intentionally break old browsers. They say it's not a bug, it's by design here, even though Google's support page says it accepts Safari 4 as a fully supported browser. If you want Google searches to go back to the modern style, you need to change your User-Agent string. For Safari, enable the Develop Window and use an option in there that works. Internet Explorer 9 (Windows) works, for example. [crarko adds: I don't have an older system active at the moment to try this. It's inevitable that older software becomes obsolete, the same way older…
  • 10.8: Open a specific browser based on the URL

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

  • Judge Approves $450M Settlement For Apple's Ebook Price Fixing

    Soulskill
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    An anonymous reader writes: On Friday a U.S. federal judge approved a settlement in the Apple ebook price-fixing case that could see the technology giant paying $450 million. $400 million of that would go to the roughly 23 million consumers thought to be affected by the price fixing, and the rest would go to lawyers. Though the case is now settled, the dollar amount is not necessarily final — an appeals court still has to rule on a previous verdict. If the appeals court finds in Apple's favor, then the total settlement drops to only $70 million. If they find against Apple, then it's the…
  • Apple Swaps "Get" Button For "Free" To Avoid Confusion Over In-App Purchases

    timothy
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    New submitter lazarus (2879) writes Apple is falling in line with the European Commission's request that app sellers do more to stop inadvertent in-app purchases. Following Google's lead, Cupertino has removed all instances of the word "free" within its iOS and Mac app stores (with the exception of its own apps, like iMovie), and replaced them with the term "Get." The new label clarifies what users can expect when downloading an app. Apps previously labeled as "Free" will now have a "Get" label. If those apps include in-app purchases, a small gray "In-App Purchase" label will appear below the…
  • Apple Disables Trim Support On 3rd Party SSDs In OS X

    timothy
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    MojoKid (1002251) writes One of the disadvantages to buying an Apple system is that it generally means less upgrade flexibility than a system from a traditional PC OEM. Over the last few years, Apple has introduced features and adopted standards that made using third-party hardware progressively more difficult. Now, with OS X 10.10 Yosemite, the company has taken another step down the path towards total vendor lock-in and effectively disabled support for third-party SSDs. We say "effectively" because while third-party SSDs will still work, they'll no longer perform the TRIM garbage collection…
  • GTK+ Developers Call For Help To Finish Cross-Platform OpenGL Support

    timothy
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    jones_supa writes OpenGL support under GTK is getting into good shape for providing a nice, out-of-the-box experience by default on key platforms for the GTK+ 3.16 / GNOME 3.16 release in March. For a few weeks now within mainline GTK+ has been native OpenGL support and as part of that a new GtkGLArea widget for allowing OpenGL drawing within GTK applications. Since that initial work landed, there's been more GTK+ OpenGL code progressing that right now primarily benefits Linux X11 and Wayland users. While good progress is being made and improvements still ongoing to the GNOME toolkit, GNOME…
  • US Gov't Issues Alert About iOS "Masque Attack" Threat

    timothy
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:45 pm
    alphadogg writes Three days after security company FireEye warned of an iPhone/iPad threat dubbed "Masque Attack", the U.S. government has issued a warning of its own about this new risk by malicious third-party apps to Apple iOS devices. US-CERT warned: "This attack works by luring users to install an app from a source other than the iOS App Store or their organizations' provisioning system. In order for the attack to succeed, a user must install an untrusted app, such as one delivered through a phishing link." Revelations of Masque came on the heels of a related exploit (that also threatens…
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  • Acrosync announces an rsync client for Mac OS X that supports auto upload

    dsellers
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    Acrosync has released Acrosync for Mac, a new rsync client with a graphical user interface (GUI) that also supports Dropbox-like automatic upload and Time Machine style incremental backups. Acrosync for Mac is a folder synchronization tool based on the rsync protocol, so it can sync with any computer or device that has rsync installed, such as Mac and Linux computers, NAS boxes, and VPS or dedicated servers, or even rsync storage providers. Users may connect via SSH or Rsyncd and much more. read more
  • Chronos updates Greeting Card Shop for Yosemite to version 2.0

    dsellers
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    Chronos has released Greeting Card Shop 2.0, an update of the app that lets you create greeting cards, invitations, and accompanying envelopes on Mac OS X Yosemite. read more
  • DEVONthink and DEVONnote updated with iCloud Drive support

    dsellers
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:10 am
    DEVONtechnologies has updated all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink, as well as the smart notebook DEVONnote. Version 2.8.2 of all editions of DEVONthink fully supports indexing files and folders stored in iCloud Drive. An additional script indexes all user-generated folders on iCloud Drive without manually adding folders or documents to the database. Users can install it with a single click from the built-in Support Assistant. read more
  • Kool Tools: Epson WorkForce DS-520 scanner

    dsellers
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    Epson's US$399.99 WorkForce DS-520 sheet-fed scanner (www.epson.com) boasts speeds of up to 30 ppm/60 ipm, so is a fine solution for business users. The compact scanner features a robust software package, including Epson Document Capture Pro, advanced color and image adjustment capabilities and OCR. In addition, TWAIN and ISIS drivers allow for compatibility with the document management software users prefer. The WorkForce DS-520 scans both sides of one sheet in just one pass and holds up to 50 pages with its built-in ADF. read more
  • The latest iOS apps for Nov. 20

    dsellers
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Here are some of the latest apps available at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. B-interaktive has announced Full Ahead! It's an US$0.99 deep sea, casual adventure game with a comic steampunk design. Phoenix Online Publishing has released The Last Door: Collector's Edition, a $3.99, retro-themed horror adventure with puzzles, scenes, and stories. Microids has rolled out Garfield Kart Fast & Furious. The racing game is free, but does tout in-app purchases. read more
 
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  • 'WALTR' for Mac Lets Users Upload Any Media File to an iOS Device for Native Playback

    Juli Clover
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    WALTR is a new Mac app from Softorino that's designed to make it easy to upload and convert any music or video file to an iPad or iPhone format for native playback. It supports a huge variety of media file types, including MP3, MP4, AVI, CUE, WMA, M4R, AAC, M4V, M4A, FLAC, ALAC, MKV, and more. It even supports file types that are not normally compatible with iOS, including MKV, AVI, FLAC, and CUE, allowing them to be played in the native Music and Movie apps on iOS. Using WALTR is simple. After closing iTunes, a user just needs to plug an iPhone or iPad into a Mac and open the WALTR app. The…
  • Adobe Launches Lightroom 5.7 with Built-In Migration Tool for Aperture and iPhoto

    Richard Padilla
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:04 am
    Adobe today updated Lightroom to version 5.7, bringing a number of new features including a built-in importer tool for users migrating their content from Aperture and iPhoto. The update follows the release of a separate plugin last month which contained similar functionality. The update also allows users to view comments and feedback from collections on Lightroom's web interface and contains bug fixes. Adobe has also updated its Camera Raw plugin to version 8.7, bringing RAW file format support in Photoshop and Lightroom for cameras like the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Fujifilm X100T, and the…
  • Chrome for Mac Gains 64-Bit Support in Latest Chrome 39 Update

    Juli Clover
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Back in August, Google launched a beta build of 64-bit Chrome for Mac, following the public release of 64-bit Chrome for Windows. After several months of testing, Google today launched Chrome 39, its first stable-release 64-bit browser for OS X. As Google said when it launched a beta version of 64-bit Chrome for Mac, 64-bit support will bring several speed and security improvements to the browser, in addition to decreasing the amount of memory that it uses.Chrome 64-bit Chrome has become faster as a result of having access to a superior instruction set, more registers, and a more efficient…
  • OWC Opens Pre-Orders for New 12-Port Thunderbolt 2 Dock

    Kelly Hodgkins
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    Other World Computing (OWC) today announced the upcoming availability of its new Thunderbolt 2 dock. The OWC Thunderbolt 2 dock includes twelve ports, allowing for the connectivity of up to 78 direct and daisy-chained devices through a single Thunderbolt connection. Designed with Apple hardware aesthetics, the dock is compatible with Thunderbolt-equipped Macs in both form and function. Available expansion connections include two Thunderbolt 2 ports, five USB 3.0 ports, 3.5mm audio in/out and one port each for Firewire 800 devices, Gigabit Ethernet, and HDMI 1.4b with support for 4K displays.
  • OWC Introduces New ThunderBay 4 Mini Portable Storage With RAID 5 Option

    Kelly Hodgkins
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:22 am
    OWC today expanded its ThunderBay lineup of storage devices with the new ThunderBay 4 mini and ThunderBay 4 mini RAID 5 Edition. These new portable RAID devices are designed for 2K and 4K video editing with fast Thunderbolt 2 performance and SSD support."Our new ThunderBay 4 mini is perfect for mobile workflows involving demanding applications and large mission-critical files," said Jen Soulé, OWC President. "The combination of RAID-ready capabilities and Thunderbolt 2 technology makes working with large 2K and 4K files easier, faster, and more flexible and affordable than ever before. Now…
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  • iPhoneography 101: Essential iPhone Camera Apps

    Vern Seward
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Shooting iPhone pix? iPhoneography 101 is a new column from Vern Seward offering up some of the lessons he's learned taking photos with his iPhone. In this installment, he shows us some of the essential iPhone camera apps and why you should use them.
  • Apple Makes ‘Things for iPad’ Free for a Week

    Bryan Chaffin
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Apple made Things for iPad from Culture Code free for a week starting now. Things is a task manager/todo organizer, and it's become quite popular since we gave it an Editors' Choice Award in 2009. Things for iPad 2.5 was recently released and brought a ton of new features. Apple liked it enough to make it the free app of the week, so grab it while you can. It's normally priced at $19.99.
  • Judge Approves Apple iBooks $450 Million Antitrust Settlement

    Bryan Chaffin
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Judge Denise Cote gave final approval to a settlement between Apple and class-action plaintiffs over antitrust claims regarding iBooks. Under the terms of the settlement, Apple will pay the class $400 million in damages for price fixing in the ebook market, while lawyers get $50 million.The Mac Observer Spin: And meanwhile, the company that actually has more than 60 percent market share of the online retail book market and ebook market rolls on. Nice work, DoJ/Judge Cote.
  • 100 AA and 52 AAA Duracell Batteries for $59.99 [Extended]

    Bryan Chaffin
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:54 pm
    If you're giving or getting stuff for the holidays, you're going to need batteries. Enter today's deal, because you can get 100 AA and 52 AAA Duracell batteries for $59.99. That's enough batteries for every remote in the house-even the ones you have no idea what they go to. Every toy, every gadget, and every laser pointer. With this deal, you can power them all. The retail price on this pack is $160, but the deal ends later today. So, you know, giddy up! [Update: this deal rolls over to a new seven day counter once it expires. - Bryan]
  • Use a PDF to See How Big Apple Watches Really Are

    Kelly Guimont
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Craig Hockenberry of the Iconfactory spent some time with WatchKit, the developer environment for working with Apple Watch elements. He wrote up his impressions on it, and some of the non-programming sections were just as interesting as the development parts.
 
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  • Developers Start Designing Apps for Apple Watch

    18 Nov 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Apple has announced the availability of WatchKit, software that gives developers a set of tools to easily create experiences designed specifically for Apple Watch. Developers can now begin developing WatchKit apps before the watch becomes available. “Apple Watch is our most personal device ever, and WatchKit provides the incredible iOS developer community with the tools they need to create exciting new experiences right on your wrist,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With the iOS 8.2 beta SDK, developers can now start using WatchKit to…
  • Apple Reports Fourth-Quarter Results

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $37.5 billion and net profit of $7.5 billion, or $1.18 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38 percent compared to 37 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $.47 per share of the…
  • Apple Introduces iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Apple has introduced iPad Air 2, the thinnest and most powerful iPad ever. The new iPad features an improved Retina display for enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colors, and better cameras for taking stunning photos and videos. Available in gold, silver, and space gray, iPad Air 2 and the new iPad mini 3 offer Touch ID and — in the U.S. — Apple Pay. “iPad is a magical piece of glass that runs more than 675,000 apps specifically designed for it, and is thin and light enough that you can comfortably hold it all day; the new iPad Air 2 is packed with amazing new innovations,…
  • Apple Pay Set to Transform Mobile Payments Starting October 20

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Apple has announced that customers can start making payments with the touch of a finger on October 20, when Apple Pay becomes available in the U.S. Apple Pay offers an easy, secure, and private way to pay using Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in stores and within apps. Users of the just-announced iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 will be able to use Touch ID on their devices for Apple Pay within apps. The new service will be enabled by a free software update to iOS 8. “Our team has worked incredibly hard to make Apple Pay private and secure, with the simplicity of a single touch of your…
  • OS X Yosemite Now Available as a Free Upgrade

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Apple has announced that OS X Yosemite, the latest major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free upgrade for Mac users from the Mac App Store. Yosemite delivers a fresh, modern look and introduces Continuity features that make it easy to hand off activities between Mac and iOS devices and even make and receive iPhone calls from your Mac. Yosemite also includes a new Today view, a redesigned Spotlight, and updated versions of Safari, Mail, Messages, and iTunes. “OS X Yosemite is the most advanced version of OS X we’ve ever built, with a…
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  • Weekend Roundup for 23 November 2014

    Ricky Buchanan
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:04 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 … OS X Links Updated Bookshare Web Reader Now Lets You Read using Safari for Mac! iOS Links Ever wanted a way to set your iPhone/iPad volume so the user can’t change it? Volume Sanity may help. Miss T9 texting on your iPhone? There’s an app for that Smart Apps For Special Needs: Top apps to teach/support following directions! Put down the turkey … 10 best social story apps + tips to help…
  • Screen Protectors for Your iPhone And iPad

    Ricky Buchanan
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:07 am
    Screen protectors – films or sheets that fit over the screen on your phone – used to be a necessity for iPhone users. Are they as necessary for new phones? Here are the accessibility advantages and disadvantages of screen protectors, and a run-down on what’s available. Advantages of Screen Protectors Glare from screens can be a problem if you use your phone anywhere there’s direct sun or bright light and this can be a much bigger issue for those with some types of low vision and eye problems, as well as neurological issues such as dyslexia. Anti-glare screen protectors…
  • iOS 8 Keyboard Review: Keedogo and Keedogo Plus

    Ricky Buchanan
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:55 am
    Third-party custom keyboards were one of the accessibility enhancements that was most anticipated in iOS 8. Keedogo and Keedogo Plus from AssistiveWare are excellent for beginning typers and those who need a simple and colourful interface. These reviews are generally just a single keyboard at a time but Keedogo and Keedogo Plus are significantly similar so I am reviewing them together. Thanks to AssistiveWare’s David Niemeijer for answering my many questions! Description from AssistiveWare’s own website: Keedogo is designed for children and young students who just started to read,…
  • Weekend Roundup for 16 November 2014

    Ricky Buchanan
    16 Nov 2014 | 3:28 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 Audio: Making calls on your Mac via iPhone using iOS 8.1 and Yosemite with VoiceOver OS X Yosemite How-to: Enable Dark Mode Still a bunch of articles about Yosemite – the new version of Mac OS X. Don’t forget to take a look at our Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Accessibility Roundup. OS X Yosemite: Let’s Make Some Phone Calls! Audio: Exploring The Improved Accessibility Of iBooks On…
  • Keyboard Skins for Macbooks and Apple Keyboards

    Ricky Buchanan
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:51 am
    Are you familiar with keyboard skins? These cover your keyboard with a thin skin made from flexible silicone to help protect the keyboard as you use it. A protector won’t make your keyboard completely waterproof but they’ll help protect it from spilled drinks, drool, crumbs, pet hair, etc. Keyboard skins are sometimes translucent but may be coloured or even printed with attractive designs to personalise your keyboard similarly to how iPhone cases personalise your device. Skins are also usually overprinted with keyboard layouts, including commonly used layouts like QWERTY and less…
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  • Podcast: App Store Get vs Free, Pappy Van Winkle, CoD, Plus More!

    Mike Flaminio
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    iTunes stops calling apps free and instead calls them get. We also talk about the latest Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. And we crack open a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle.
  • New Twelve South adjustable HiRise Deluxe matches your device

    Mike Flaminio
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    Twelve South Tuesday announced a new edition of their HiRise stand. The stand fits the iPhone, iPad Air, and iPad mini. The Deluxe model introduces an improved adjustment design that includes a dial to change its depth. The HiRise Deluxe also is also available in gold, in addition to black and silver. Along with matching designs for the iPhone and iPad, the HiRise Deluxe also includes a color-matched Lightning cable. The HiRise Deluxe has a suggested retail price of $59.99. The original HiRise is still available for $34.99.
  • Apple�s Eddie Cue goes shopping with Apple Pay

    Mike Flaminio
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    KTLA did a segment with Apple's Eddie Cue using Apple Pay. Cue and the station's Rich Dumuro went to a Santa Monica mall. They stated at Panera for breakfast, then went shopping at Bloomingdales, a Disney Store, and of course an Apple Store. The segment is basically a commercial for Apple. They go through the pros of Apple Pay, but even more important, they highlight retailers who are participating in Apple's new payment system. I actually didn't know you can order via the Panera App, pay, and then just walk into the store to pick up. That's neat. It's also interesting that Apple is working…
  • OWC announces ThunderBay 4 mini portable Thunderbolt 2 RAID

    Mike Flaminio
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:26 am
    Other World Computing Monday announced a smaller 2.5-inch RAID solution utilizing Thunderbolt 2. While a portable solution, the drive still requires external power, so we're really looking at a smaller, quieter footprint for external storage. There are two flavors of the ThunderBay 4 mini with either SSD or HDD options. Each enclosure can house 4 disks, whether you're prioritizing speed or capacity. The HDD configuration supports up to 8 TB of data and sustained speeds of up to 531 MB/sec. The SSD configuration goes up to 4 TB and impressive sustained speeds of up to 1284 MB/sec. Both…
  • Video: Did you know your Mac is tracking all your downloads? Here's how to fix that.

    Mike Flaminio
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    This blew me away that OS X maintains a log of every file downloaded regardless of browser. This tip video shows up to clear that log and also how to automate the process to be done regularly.
 
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  • Monday Morning News

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:47 am
    Whilst there has been a bit of talk about the next generation A9 chip in recent weeks, not everyone has taken their eyes of the current A8 chip in the iPhone 6 models. TUAW have picked an interesting discovery by app maker WALTR. Since their app allows users to upload video files to iPhones, they take a lot of interest in the video side of the iPhone. That has led them to discover that the A8 chip in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus can actually play 4K video.
  • Friday Morning News

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Whilst the studying of patent applications is interesting and can reveal some pretty cool ideas, not many of them get to become products. So whilst we might never see this, a recent patent application by Apple over an iDevice smoke detector is interesting. 9to5Mac have studied the application and report that it indicates that on detecting smoke the device would sound an audible alarm, call 911 (000 for us), activate sprinklers if installed and locate building occupants.
  • Thursday Morning News

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:21 pm
    The big news in the world of Apple today is the online store has had a fairly major redesign. Among the the changes is the push for gift ideas for the upcoming Christmas season. Given the placing of the iPads directly below that promotion, one assumes Apple are hoping we all give our loved ones lots of iPads. With that work out the way the team at Apple can get on with celebrating their 100% score, for the thirteenth year in a row, in the Human Rights Campaign Equality Index. Tom Cook was so proud of the achievement he even tweeted about it.
  • Wednesday Morning News

    18 Nov 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Apple hoped that the release of OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 would help address the wi-fi issues a large number of users had been reporting. Sadly it seems it hasn't quite achieved that with many reporting the issue still exists. With the release of iOS 8.1.1 done and dusted Apple has wasted no time in hitting developers up with iOS 8.2. This is not all that surprising as reports a little while back had indicated that Apple in fact had 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 in the pipeline and being worked on. Right alongside the beta
  • Tuesday Morning News

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:29 pm
    It is download Tuesday for Australian MacTalk readers. Overnight saw the release of OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 and iOS 8.1.1. A major feature of the Yosemite update is said to be wi-fi performance, which will be great news to anyone who has been suffering from the widely reported wi-fi problems. On the iOS 8 side of things the update is said to improve performance on the iPad 2 and iPhone 4 in particular. For those brave souls, I am looking at you Oldmacs, who dived in and updated their older devices that should be a welcome piece of news.
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  • Cool Wallpapers HD 6,000+ sheets for iPhone 6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5 (Free)

    admin
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Tokyo, Japan – Dolice today is proud to announce the updated Cool Wallpapers HD 6,000+ sheets for iPhone 6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5, and iPod. There’s no reason you need to settle for a standard-looking lock screen or home screen on your mobile device when instead you could customize it. The Cool Wallpapers HD 6,000+ sheets app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone to completely change up how your device looks. Use these on your lock and/or home screen and what’s really cool is that the app is updated daily with new exciting choices. A Huge Selection of Free Options: This…
  • WDW Souvenir Spotter iPhone app now available from Sugar Coded Apps

    admin
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Louisville, Kentucky – Sugar Coded Apps, maker of Crochet Decoder and over 20 other popular iOS apps, today releases its newest creation just in time for those holiday trips to Disney World! WDW Souvenir Spotter is the brainchild of Sugar Coded Apps’ owner Eric Blanton’s own Disney World trips where he was constantly taking photos and using his notepad to try and remember the great items he had come across, where he saw them, and who he wanted to buy it for. Designed for iPhone and iOS, WDW Souvenir Spotter offers a great way to keep all those cool merchandise finds…
  • WDW Souvenir Spotter iPhone app now available from Sugar Coded Apps

    admin
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Louisville, Kentucky – Sugar Coded Apps, maker of Crochet Decoder and over 20 other popular iOS apps, today releases its newest creation just in time for those holiday trips to Disney World! WDW Souvenir Spotter is the brainchild of Sugar Coded Apps’ owner Eric Blanton’s own Disney World trips where he was constantly taking photos and using his notepad to try and remember the great items he had come across, where he saw them, and who he wanted to buy it for. Designed for iPhone and iOS, WDW Souvenir Spotter offers a great way to keep all those cool merchandise finds…
  • Shoplog 2.0 Advanced Integration of Shopping Assistance Services

    admin
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Springmoon Apps have Updated the Shoplog application to version 2.0, one step further to become the ultimate shopping companion. Previously in the older version shoppers were able to build their own databases for any item they are interested in buying it,”The more expensive it is, the more time users need to take buying decision, the bigger database they need to make to check all options”. In version 2.0 we are trying to close the buying decision loop between the Consumer & the store. There is countless times where consumers didn’t buy…
  • Mozzarello to release GoPhrazy – The first-ever Phrase Puzzle Game

    admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    Denver, Colorado – GoPhrazy, the first ever Phrase Puzzle game is going to launch on the Apple iTunes Store on November 26th. The original and simple Match the Phrase gameplay mixed with cherry picked quotes and sentences is already getting people addicted in the test markets. There’s few things as addictive for many people as word puzzle games. Not only are they fun, they challenge the mind and may even help a person with their reading comprehension ability. GoPhrazy, challenges in a new way. You have to form phrases instead of words, revealing famous quotes from historical…
 
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  • Car Manager Pro 1.0 is the app to manage your car for iPhone and iPad

    23 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    Tension Software announces its new app, Car Manager Pro 1.0. It is the app to manage one's car on your iPhone and iPad. Users can manage as many cars as they like. For many operations one can set schedules, based on mileage or time and have the app inform one it's time to perform a determined operation. A coloured badge indicates when an operation is required. Car Manager Pro is useful for drivers who often forget to execute all the required checks on time.
  • Cool Wallpapers HD 6,000+ sheets for iPhone 6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5 (Free)

    23 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Tokyo based developer, Dolice today announces the updated Cool Wallpapers HD 6,000+ sheets for iPhone 6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5, and iPod. This app provides you with more than 8,000 free wallpapers that you can download and then save to your device. What's great is that it has also been optimized to work with iOS 7 and iOS 8's parallax effect. There are 14 categories of wallpapers to choose from, which also makes it easy to find what you're looking for.
  • WDW Souvenir Spotter iPhone app now available from Sugar Coded Apps

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sugar Coded Apps today introduces WDW Souvenir Spotter 1.1 for iOS, a brand new app perfect for Walt Disney World fanatics. Shopping is big part of any trip to Walt Disney World and this app takes souvenir shopping to the next level. WDW Souvenir Spotter is handy for keeping track of all the great items you discover on your trip, and potently might want to purchase. The app uses your device GPS to drop a pin in a handy map of your finds, complete with notes, a photo, price and more.
  • Shoplog 2.0 Advanced Integration of Shopping Assistance Services

    23 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    Springmoon today announces Shoplog 2.0 for iOS, developed to help shoppers during shopping seasons and general shopping occasions to maximize their shopping experience. When users find something that they like, they Snap it, Log it, Compare it and Buy it. All these actions are the main ingredients to the Shoplog application. ShopLog represents a new system for comparison shopping engines, and originated from the passion of the shopping hunt for the perfect cloth, or the missing furniture.
  • Smart Player - Video Player for Mac

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:07 am
    Idea2Inspire announces the release of its newest app for the Mac, Smart Player. This is a video player application that plays most of the popular video and audio codecs. Users will be able to customize the aspect ratio of any video for comfortable viewing. Shortcuts are also available to toggle between options to play the video on desktop, front or in status bar. Get Smart Player installed in your Mac today and watch your favorite videos without any hassle.
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  • Weird Worlds: Return To Infinite Space Back On Macs

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    November 21, 2014 5:00 AMDigital Eel has announced the return of Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space to current Macs. The new version brings the game up to date with the Windows release and runs on OS X 10.9 or higher. Weird Worlds is a unique sci-fi roguelike which gives players the chance to explore the depths of outer space.The long awaited day has finally arrived. Digital Eel is pleased to announce that Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space is available once again for the Mac. This release brings the Mac version up to date with the PC version, and it runs on OS X 10.9 Mavericks or…
  • Surprise Attack Of Particulars At MGS

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    November 21, 2014 5:00 AMParticulars from Surpise Attack is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The unique fusion of arcade action and puzzle solving features the story of Alison, a young physicist with a troubled past, and places players in control of a single quark as they struggle to negotiate the fundamental forces of the universe.Particulars is a game with a unique combination of arcade-action and puzzle gameplay, set in the mysterious world of subatomic particles.Taking control of a single quark, you must negotiate the fundamental forces of the universe. Other…
  • This War Of Mine At MGS

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    November 21, 2014 5:00 AMMac Gamer HQ has posted a new gameplay video showcasing the recently released This War of Mine from 11 bit studios. The adventure game provides a unique perspective in war games, following the struggles of a group of civilians in a war torn city rather than the exploits of elite soldiers.This War of Mine puts you in the shoes of a few survivors trapped within a city shredded by an ongoing civil war. For once you’re not a super soldier capable of killing hundreds of enemies per mission. Here you can actually feel the desperation and hopelessness that only war could…
  • Fill And Cross World Contest & Royal Riddles Available

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    November 21, 2014 5:00 AMFill and Cross World Contest and Fill and Cross Royal Riddles are now available for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. Both games feature more than 100 unique puzzles set in a variety of colorful locations and more than 4 hours of gameplay to enjoy.Fill and Cross World ContestGuess all the pictures and win the world contest!Solve 120 unique puzzles in 6 elegant locations in the most prestigious casinoFeatures:The game in the genre of nonograms120 unique levelsMore than 4 hours of gameplaySpectacular trophiesMagnificent casino hallsFill and Cross Royal…
  • Harness The Power Of Synonyms In Synonymy

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    November 21, 2014 5:00 AMSynonymy from JarvisFilms is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The unique puzzler challenges players to find paths between random words through a network of synonyms connecting them. Synonymy supports multiplayer and offers weekly challenges in which users can compete against other players around the world. Synonymy is a game of finding the paths between random words through their network of synonyms. By taking the synonym of a word, and then a synonym of that synonym, and so on, you can ultimately arrive at any other word in the English…
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  • Evernote overhauled for Yosemite with added Context

    Kenny Hemphill
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Evernote 6 for Mac popped up on the App Store earlier today in what the company said is a complete re-write of the note-management application. As well has being given an interface refresh to make it fit with the Yosemite UI, translucent panels and all, Evernote notes can now be searched in Spotlight, images re-sized within the application, and tables re-configured where they sit. In addition, search results are now ordered by relevance, checkboxes have been re-designed, and you can now share notes, send messages and chat to colleagues from within the application. Presentation mode has also…
  • Adobe releases Lightroom 5.7 with iPhoto and Aperture import tool

    Kenny Hemphill
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    Adobe has released version 5.7 of Lightroom, it’s image management tool for professional photographers. Among the new features, according to AppleInsider is a tool which allows users to import photographs from iPhoto and Aperture, the Apple apps which have been discontinued, to be replaced by Photos next year. The company released a plug-in version of the importer last month. In addition to the built-in import tool, Lightroom 5.7 allows users to view comments and feedback on shared collections on the web version of Lightroom. Adobe also updated Adobe Camera Raw, adding support for 24…
  • Apple announces WatchKit iOS developer tools for Watch

    Kenny Hemphill
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:16 am
    Apple has released WatchKit, a set of tools which it said gave developers ‘a set of tools to easily create experiences designed specifically for Apple Watch.’ Among the features that developers can use for their apps is notifications, which allow wearers to respond directly from Watch. Apple cited examples such as turning off the lights after leaving the house, accessing flight details, and making changes to travel arrangements when a train or bus is late. Developers can also use Glances, which present key information such as news headlines or sports scores. ‘Apple Watch is…
  • Apple releases updates of OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 to fix bugs

    Kenny Hemphill
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Apple has released OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 with bug fixes and improvements in performance. Most significantly, 10.10.1 promise to fix the wifi issues which have plagued some users of Apple’s latest Mac OS. Additionally, Apple said that the latest update fixes problems with Mail and Microsoft Exchange. Other problems fixed in the update include difficulties connecting with Back to my Mac, issues with Notification Centre, and a bug in Time Machine which meant in some instances it failed to display older backups. The update is available via the updates section of the Mac App Store. iOS 8.1.1…
  • Jony Ive talks Apple Watch at London Design Museum

    Kenny Hemphill
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Jony Ive was at the London Design Museum last night and gave a wide-ranging talk covering everything from the state of education in design schools to the Apple Watch. Talking to Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic in front of an audience which included Ive’s sometime collaborator Marc Newson and Terence Conran, Ive said: ‘So many of the designers that we interview don’t know how to make stuff, because workshops are expensive and computers are cheaper.’ ‘That’s just tragic, that you can spend four years of your life studying the design of three-dimensional…
 
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  • DragonVale: How to breed a Gourd Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:17 pm
    GOURD DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 30 Hours 52 Minutes BUY-IT Price: 1,250 Gems HOW TO BREED: Pepper and Root (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 […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Berry Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    BERRY DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 16 hours BUY-IT Price: 1,500 Gems HOW TO BREED: Salamander and Light / Coral and Light / Ember and Water (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 […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Bicentennial Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    4 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    BICENTENNIAL DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 20 hours BUY-IT Price: 2,014 Gems HOW TO BREED: Blazing and Lightning / Scorch and Sandstorm / Firefly and Air (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 […]
  • This Week in Apple: Christian Bale, Gay Stuff, and Streaming in the sky!

    Dr. Macenstein
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    iPhone Statue on Russian university campus honoring Steve Jobs taken down after Tim Cook announces he’s Gay Just one day after Apple CEO Tim Cook’s “coming out” essay was published in Bloomberg Businessweek, a statue honoring the late Steve Jobs, which stood in the courtyard of a St. Petersburg campus since January of 2013, has […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Nightmare Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    NIGHTMARE DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 36 hours 29 minutes BUY-IT Price: 2,600 Gems HOW TO BREED: Howl and Abyss (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to discover the latest dragon combos […]
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    MacUpdate: Recent Mac OS X

  • OneFocus 1.0 - Blocks distracting websites and apps. (Shareware)

    23 Nov 2014 | 1:06 pm
    OneFocus boosts your productivity by blocking distracting websites and apps. Here's how it works: Pick allowed apps / websites. Enter time period and start. OneFocus blocks distractions. Not only can OneFocus help you to build super productive habits but it's also great for parenting purposes.Version 1.0: Initial release OS X 10.10 or later Download Now
  • Tresorit 2.0.278.250 - Secure, end-to-end encrypted cloud storage and sharing. (Free)

    23 Nov 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Tresorit is an end-to-end encrypted, secure cloud storage and file sharing solution designed to store, sync and share confidential data. Simply turn any folder to a Tresor and place a file into it and they will automatically sync with every devices connected to the same account. Encryption is performed before the data gets uploaded to the cloud. Decryption is only possible with permission from the owner and already encrypted contents can be shared without re-encryption, but in a 100 percent secure way. To prove the security of Tresorit, the company initiated a bounty of $50,000 and invited…
  • TimeSlice 4.7.5 - Record billable time tasks. (Demo)

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:58 pm
    TimeSlice is an easy-to-use time-tracking & billing application for consultants, attorneys, graphic and Web designers, or anyone who bills for time, or just wants to keep track of time events. TimeSlice has been helping people track time since 1994, when it was first sold as TimeTracker. Features: Easy-to-use. Click a button to start tracking, click another to stop. Budgets, Statistics, Summary, Invoice and Expense reports. Assign categories, clients, projects, tasks, colors, and more. All data are stored to a fast-access SQLite database. Define Filters to allow displaying only the data of…
  • Tumblr 1.0.1 - The official Tumblr app. (Free)

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    The official Tumblr app does two things: It goes to Tumblr and only to Tumblr. You can even make it full screen, so that your computer displays 0% non-Tumblr content. It lets you post to Tumblr from almost anywhere on your Mac. If a window has a share button, you can share things from that window to Tumblr. Version 1.0.1: Fixed things: Copy and paste work now. Welcome back your two favorite Edit menu commands. The app window remembers where you put it. OS X 10.10 or later Download Now
  • Ready-Set-Do! 1.6 - Workflow-focused organizer for your files and apps. (Demo)

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Ready-Set-Do! is simple, reliable workflow on a Mac. It comprehensively integrates all of your files and programs into David Allen's GTD ("Getting Things Done") workflow without locking you into a particular program.Version 1.6: Fixed a bug where the Get Clear on Projects script would continue to cycle if there were unfiled project components at the main level of the project. OS X 10.4 or later Download Now
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    macZOT!

  • CD/DVD Label Maker for Mac

    MacZOT
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    CD/DVD Label Maker for Mac Create your Mac CD/DVD labels, CD jewel cases, and print direct to CD with the ultimate in ease and flexibility! Normally: $34.95 ZOT Price: $20.95 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   iWinSoft Mac CD/DVD Label Maker is a fast, easy to use, intuitive CD and DVD labeler for Mac OS X lets you make great-looking Covers, jewel cases and labels for CDs and DVDs. Create your Mac CD/DVD labels, CD jewel cases, and print direct to CD with the ultimate in ease and flexibility! If you're sick of guessing which songs are on which CD, get the CD label software that…
  • The PS Mock-Ups Super Bundle with 65 Top-Quality Mock-Ups – Only $44

    MacZOT
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The PS Mock-Ups Super Bundle with 65 Top-Quality Mock-Ups – Only $44 Normally: $480.00 ZOT Price: $44.00 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   We have an awesome super premium mockups bundle prepared for you guys! Actually it’s a combination between MockupZilla and MockupZilla 2, but with an extra discount! In this set you will find some of the most used types of mockups, such as: stationery templates, magazines, branding, business cards and not only!   This entire collection is valued at a whapping $480, but you can purchase it for just…
  • Voilabits VideoEditor for Mac

    MacZOT
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Voilabits VideoEditor for Mac A handy tool that lets you edit videos easily and quickly! Normally: $39.99 ZOT Price: $9.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Voilabits VideoEditor is a cool handy tool featured with piles of interesting functions. It's designed for Mac users to create professional looking movies, just like a filmmaker. It is very easy to cut favorite clips and merge into a new video in just moments. You'll get pleasant video effects when using editing treatments. No matter what your player device is, it can save in any format including ones for sharing to YouTube,…
  • TimeTracker

    MacZOT
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:31 pm
    TimeTracker Track your time and understand where you spend your time! InPreflight Pro is in the ZotShop for one day! Normally: $14.99 ZOT Price: $7.50 Click to macZOT! Download Trial         Quick and Easy Tracking Just select the activity you are working on and click start. You can also manually edit the timer if you missed to note the start. Quickly Add Activities Your life is full of activities of various types. TimeTracker helps you to capture each and every one of them along with an icon and has them ready when you want to track. Clear Activity Types TimeTracker…
  • InPreflight Pro

    MacZOT
    2 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    InPreflight Pro Document preparation and delivery solution for InDesign Bundled with FREE Graphic Inspector ($39.95 value) Normally: $99.95 ZOT Price: $49.98 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   InPreflight is a powerful all-in-one solution to check InDesign documents, collect them for output and ship to final destination InPreflight is delightfully simple to use and does its job well.                                                          …
 
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    MacBlogz

  • A roundup of recent hardware reviews on TUAW

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Last week, we reviewed a variety of hardware and accessories that'll complement your favorite iOS or OS X devices. Here's a quick roundup of recent hardware reviews that you may have missed: Mr. iPhone, meet Mr. Coffee XVIDA iPhone/iPad...
  • All the best app reviews last week on TUAW

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Last week was a busy one for apps in the iOS App Store, giving your favorite TUAW writers a chance to post some great reviews of the apps that grace their home screens. Here's a quick roundup of our recent reviews -- and a few app roundups -- you may...
  • Deals: Best Deals Of The Week Including Panther Spy Drone, Learn To Code Courses, Pocket Kick, Kick Light

    Mac|Life Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]There's never a shortage of awesome offers available in our Deals tab. But, they're only around for so long. We'd have to have you miss out on great savings for items that we know you're after, so we've rounded up some of the deals that are about to end. Take advantage of big discounts and get these great products before they shoot back up to retail price.The Pocket Kick Speaker is the punch you need when you need to fill your day with amazing audio no matter where you are. It's as portable as they come, but it packs an…
  • Mr. iPhone, meet Mr. Coffee

    Steven Sande
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    You know what's been missing in our lives? An Internet-connected, app-controlled coffeemaker. And that's why the good folks at Belkin and appliance manufacturer Jarden Corporation have teamed up to bring the world the Mr. Coffee 10-cup Smart Optimal...
  • Swipe N Clean: A low-cost and efficient iOS photo editor

    Mel Martin
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Swipe N Clean (US$0.99) is a new full-featured photo editor for iOS that is easy to use and can be a one-stop app for many iOS photographers. The app contains 75 filters, tools for cropping, adding text and emoticons, and basic controls for...
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2014.11.20

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:19 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 506. Mythical iPad Pro has production delays. iOS 8 adoption nears 60 percent. Digging deeper into the A8X. Reports of delays in Retina iMac Shipments. iOS 8.1.1 and OS X 10.10.1. HomeKit devices coming. Apple Watch details come with WatchKit. Odds and ends. Peer to Peer AirPlay. Clearing up Handoff vs. Continuity. Is AppleCare worth it for iOS devices? OS X Yosemite, SSD, and TRIM. Using Grab for Screenshots. Shutdown your Mac with Spotlight. New music "We the Mighty" by The Young Dubliners (on iTunes) Want more…
  • Maccast 2014.11.09

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    9 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 505. Apple’s Beats work goes on. Rumors of iPad Pro continue. Getting closer to an Apple Watch. OS X sends unsaved docs to iCloud. iOS 8.1.1 beta out to devs. Apple numbers up for Phones and macs. Camera Roll crashing bug. iPhone 6 glass. iOS photo filter effects don’t transfer. Interview: Developing iPhone apps with Ditty Labs makers of Top Word. OS X Yosemite Quick Tip. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Gazelle - The fast and easy place to get cash for your used iPhone,…
  • Maccast 2014.10.30

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

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

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

  • Pastebox [1]

    Mark
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:54 am
    Get access to the last 20 items you copied in a list from the menu bar. Supports various clipboard types, including plain text, rich text and images. Displays the colour of hex strings. Shows images that have been copied.
  • Unison

    Mark
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Panic’s app for Usenet newsgroups is no longer being developed, but one last free release promises to keep customers happy for awhile.
  • Pixlr

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

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

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

  • 0478 - Pixelmator 3.3 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Time for another ScreenCastsOnline favourite! Pixelmator has long been a viable alternative to Photoshop for the rest of us. With the latest release - 3.3 - Pixelmator has been updated for OS X Yosemite. Now with a beautiful new redesign, support for iCloud Drive and Continuity, as well as integration with the brand new Pixelmator for iPad, Pixelmator has never been as powerful.
  • 0477 - RapidWeaver 6 - Part 1 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Rapidweaver is acknowledged as a fantastic replacement for the long abandoned iWeb. Now with the release of RapidWeaver 6, it's now even easier to create and publish your own stunning websites. We've covered RapidWeaver before, but a refresher is well overdue so Todd Olthoff takes us through some of the basics of RapidWeaver 6.
  • 0476 - OS X 10.10 Yosemite Part 4 - Continuity [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Continuity is a new feature in OS X and iOS that integrates features and blurs the line between both operating systems. In this episode I take a look at Handoff, Instant Hotspot, Phone Relay and SMS Relay.
  • 0475 - OS X 10.10 Yosemite Part 3 - Updates to Apps [HD - Trailer]

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

    ScreenCastsOnline
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Enough with the installation! Time to start exploring the new features of OS X Yosemite. In this week's episode I take a look at some of the significant changes to the user interface in Yosemite as well as the brand new iCloud Drive.
 
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    Softpedia News > Apple

  • Apple Quietly Patches 15 Security Holes in iOS 8, OS X 10.10, Apple TV Software 7

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    A rundown of this week’s software updates from Cupertino, California reveals that Apple has quietly patched a total of 15 flaws in its mobile, desktop, and TV software. These seemingly unimportant updates are actually must-have for users who take security matters seriously. Released unceremoniously as part of the three major updates deployed this week, the 15 vulnerabilities addressed in Apple’s software are actually important flaws that got overlooked by the media. Sifting through the advis... (read more)
  • Apple Software Updates of the Week – November 23, 2014

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:43 am
    Apple this week rolled out an unusually large amount of updates for this time of the year, targeting both customers and developers alike. In the paragraphs to follow, we’ll be taking you on a fast-forward journey of this week’s updates, so keep an eye out for anything you might have missed from Monday ‘till Friday. The week started off with Apple rolling out two highly anticipated maintenance updates for OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. The rollout was widely reported as it promised to address numero... (read more)
  • iPads Keep Crashing Post iOS 8.1.1, Customers Upset

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:17 am
    It is becoming increasingly apparent that Apple’s new software update for iDevices is heavily flawed and fails to address many of the ongoing problems for old-generation users. A thread on Apple Support Communities that has been viewed some 20,000 times (at the time of this writing) indicates that iOS 8.1.1 fails to correct crashes and freezes associated with the new OS on old-generation iPads, including second- and third-generation tablets. Not just iPad 2, but iPad 3 as well A user identi... (read more)
  • Wi-Fi Problems Persist After iOS 8.1.1

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:57 am
    Despite rolling out an update packing only fixes for old-generation devices, reports regarding crippled Wi-Fi connections keep trickling in, drawing the media’s attention. As this week draws to a close, reports are beginning to emerge that the iOS 8.1.1 release on Monday has failed to address ongoing problems with the new OS, including Wi-Fi connectivity issues. Apple promised stability and performance The release notes for iOS 8.1.1 clearly state that the update is meant solely for old-gen... (read more)
  • OS X 10.10.1 Breaks YouTube for Some Users

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:13 am
    A number of Mac users writing over at the Apple Support Communities forum are suggesting that OS X 10.10.1 has delivered some bugs along with the promised fixes. Safari users, for instance, can’t seem to be able to play YouTube content properly following the update. The problem does appear to be widespread, with 4,000 views currently attributed to this post, and 78 replies at the time of writing. Safari has a small market-share, and this is probably not the only place on the web where this is... (read more)
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    9to5Mac

  • HandBrake Open Source video transcoder v0.10 released with hundreds of new features including H.265 and VP8 encoding

    Seth Weintraub
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:24 pm
    The developers of Handbrake just announced the 0.10 update to their extremely popular and useful Open Source video transcoding product. Originally focused on ripping DVDs, the product now can be used for transcribing many different types of files/codecs to almost any other. Today’s headliner updates include H.265 and VP8 encoding. The LibAV AAC encoder is now the default as FAAC has been removed. This encoder is adequate for most, but until it improves a bit further, we have enabled support for the FDK-AAC encoder also. This FDK option is a temporary measure until the LibAV encoder…
  • GarageBand, Star Walk, Threes and more apps go (RED) until December 7th, all proceeds going to charity

    Benjamin Mayo
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:22 pm
    A range of apps have been updated today with limited-time promotions, in aid of the (RED) charity. Apple has participated in the event with an update to GarageBand, offering a limited-edition In-App Purchase that makes over 300 new drum, guitar, synth and bass loops available as an In-App Purchase. All proceeds from the sale of this expansion pack go directly to the (RED) charity, which sends the money to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The In-App Purchase, which is priced at $0.99, will be available until December 7th. Other notable developers are also…
  • iOS 8 How-to: Print wirelessly from iOS device

    Sarah Guarino
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sometimes you may need to print something from your iOS device. In this how-to article I will discuss how to wirelessly print from your iOS device. First of all you need an AirPrint compatible printer. Apple does not make printers. Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, Samsung, and Zink offer a variety of AirPrint printers differing on printer speed, printer resolution, type of cartridge and functionality. For a complete list of AirPrint compatible printers, visit Apple’s support page. You also need to make sure that your iOS device is connected to the…
  • Review: Jawbone UP 24, a smart fitness band that gets you up 24/7

    Sarah Guarino
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:29 pm
    The Jawbone UP bracelet has been on the market for three years receiving improvements every year. The Jawbone UP 24 received a major update: Bluetooth LE. Initially to sync the data onto the phone, the user had to plug the band into the phone’s headphone jack and wait, typically about fifteen seconds, for the data to sync into the app. Now, since the UP 24 has Bluetooth LE capabilities, it is compatible with the iPhone 4S and later, the fifth generation iPod Touch, the third generation iPad and newer as well as the iPad Minis. Jawbone has made the UP 24 to be compatible with Android…
  • Apple’s A8 processor found in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus can reportedly handle 4K video playback

    Mike Beasley
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:47 pm
    When Apple debuted the A8 processor that would be used in its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it appears the company decided to omit one big detail: the chip, according to a new discovery by the developers behind the app WALTR. Using that app, they found that it was possible to load 4K videos onto an iPhone 6. Not only that, but the device managed to play it back without any issues. Of course, there’s not much of a reason to actually load such high-res video onto an iOS device at this time. Neither iPhone 6 has a high enough resolution to actually display the full quality image, and the…
 
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    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • Solve Your Mac OS X Clipboard Management Problems With iClip

    Bakari Chavanu
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Anyone who does a lot of copying and pasting of text on a computer knows how essential a clipboard manager is. I’ve used quite a few over the years, and while there are several great solutions, Irradiated’s iClip ($18.99, free trial) rises above them all. Over a year ago, I included iClip in a review of Mac clipboard managers, and at the time Clips was as my clipboard manager of choice. Clips, however, became unstable and was rarely updated. After trying a few other clipboard managers, I reopened iClip several months ago and discovered a few features I had previously…
  • How To Add Absolutely Anything To Yosemite’s Notification Center

    Justin Pot
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Add anything to Yosemite’s Notification Center – all it takes is the right command. If there’s a piece of information you wish you could check regularly, you need to know about Today Scripts (download). This simple Mac app gives you the ability to add practically anything to the new Notification Center in Yosemite. If you’re like most Mac users, you’re still exploring all the new features in OS X Yosemite. My personal favourite is the new, expanded Notification Center – which comes complete with Today Widgets, just like on iOS. It’s pretty clear Apple…
  • Telegram Provides A Secure & Fast-Growing Alternative To WhatsApp

    Dann Albright
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Earlier this year we detailed some secure alternatives to WhatsApp, and one option was Telegram. Since then, it has seen a lot of growth — fuelled in part by Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp and receiving a further five million signups during a four-hour WhatsApp outage in February. Telegram is becoming a serious contender for the title of best free messaging app, but what sets it apart from other apps and why are more users picking it up? Security The app’s website states that it’s “taking back our right to privacy,” and the security specs show that…
  • Chat Outside The Browser With Current, A Facebook App For Mac

    Justin Pot
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sick of opening Facebook in your browser, just to use chat? Current for Facebook is a Mac app that brings your favourite social network to the OS X desktop. Once installed your chats live in their own windows, notifications can be explored from the menubar and media can pop-out from your timeline into its own dedicated window. Put simply, this the closest thing out there to a complete Facebook client for Mac. Twitter offers a Mac client; Facebook doesn’t. Current’s unofficial offering isn’t a direct analogue for Twitter’s desktop app – browsing your Timeline, for…
  • Forget USB: 8 Thunderbolt Accessories For Your Mac

    Simon Slangen
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Thunderbolt is the flagship interface on Apple computers. It’s an interface that’s codeveloped by Apple and Intel and heavily outperforms even USB 3.0. With the amazing bandwidth and opportunity for daisy-chaining, it’s Thunderbolt that deserves all the spotlight. About Daisy-Chaining Most peripherals in the store will only need a small fraction of the speed and throughput that Thunderbolt has to offer. Daisy-chaining is a technique to use this remainder and connect several devices to a single Thunderbolt port. Daisy-chaining starts by connecting a single Thunderbolt…
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    ifoAppleStore

  • Apple Seeking Better Customer, Employee Insights

    Gary Allen
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Job announcements for two new positions within Apple’s corporate retail team indicates the company is sharpening its focus on relationships with customers and employees, to include updating the existing Net Promoter and other survey programs. The position descriptions don’t provide any clues why Apple has become more interested in customer and employee feedback. However, employee discontent with wages and working conditions is well known, and customer complaints about Genius Bar wait times and obstacles to making purchases are documented daily on social media Web sites. The two…
  • Downtown LA May Host Flagship Store

    Gary Allen
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Even with 22 stores in the greater Los Angeles area, Apple’s retail team has been on the search for the perfect flagship store location for years, and now they may have found it. Incredibly, a tipster says the company has signed a lease for “several hundred thousand square-feet” of space inside the historic Broadway Trade Center in the city’s downtown, which lately has been blooming with redevelopments. The Downtown Examiner Web site says the leased space will constitute an Apple “campus” with offices, residential space and retail areas for both Apple…
  • Inside Store Employee Culture: The Clap-Out

    Gary Allen
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    It may be difficult to understand—or even believe—that there is close-knit employee culture beyond the shiny products on wood tables inside the Apple stores. But in fact, there is. The hiring, training and management of employees stresses a team structure, and tends to create a close group of workplace colleagues, if not outside-work friends. So when an employee decides to leave the job, it’s a significant event, if only because he/she is moving on to a higher-paying job. This video appeared on YouTube showing the last exit for an unnamed employee at the Rio Shopping (Spain) Apple…
  • Apple Unifies Support, Filtering Genius Bar Seekers

    Gary Allen
    8 Nov 2014 | 12:29 am
    Apple has taken the next step to merge its on-line and retail store customer support systems, apparently hoping to filter out unnecessary Genius Bar appointments for trivial and non-Apple problems, but without solving the on-going congestion caused by walk-ins without appointments. According to insiders, as much as 30 percent of store visitors are bound for the Genius Bar, where 350 appointments are managed daily at typical mid-sized stores. As outlined by 9to5Mac, under the new support system, when you visit the main “Support” Web page and navigate pages of advice and…
  • France Stores Run Afoul of Video Privacy Rules

    Gary Allen
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:15 pm
    A French government privacy agency has warned Apple to adjust the video surveillance systems at four of its retail stores, saying they are too intrusive by constantly watching employees beyond the public retail space. The Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) said if the company doesn’t comply, it could be subject to fines. The involved stores are Opéra, Rosney 2, Bordeaux and Parly 2 stores. Every Apple store around the world has a video surveillance system to protect the company’s assets and employees. The systems routinely cover the…
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  • Cool Wallpapers HD 6,000+ sheets for iPhone 6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5 (Free)

    Richard
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Tokyo, Japan – Dolice today is proud to announce the updated Cool Wallpapers HD 6,000+ sheets for iPhone 6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5, and iPod. There’s no reason you need to settle for a standard-looking lock screen or home screen on your mobile device when instead you could customize it. The Cool Wallpapers HD 6,000+ sheets app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone to completely change up how your device looks. Use these on your lock and/or home screen and what’s really cool is that the app is updated daily with new exciting choices. A Huge Selection of Free Options: This…
  • WDW Souvenir Spotter iPhone app now available from Sugar Coded Apps

    Richard
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Louisville, Kentucky – Sugar Coded Apps, maker of Crochet Decoder and over 20 other popular iOS apps, today releases its newest creation just in time for those holiday trips to Disney World! WDW Souvenir Spotter is the brainchild of Sugar Coded Apps’ owner Eric Blanton’s own Disney World trips where he was constantly taking photos and using his notepad to try and remember the great items he had come across, where he saw them, and who he wanted to buy it for. Designed for iPhone and iOS, WDW Souvenir Spotter offers a great way to keep all those cool merchandise finds…
  • Shoplog 2.0 Advanced Integration of Shopping Assistance Services

    Richard
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Springmoon Apps have Updated the Shoplog application to version 2.0, one step further to become the ultimate shopping companion. Previously in the older version shoppers were able to build their own databases for any item they are interested in buying it,”The more expensive it is, the more time users need to take buying decision, the bigger database they need to make to check all options”. In version 2.0 we are trying to close the buying decision loop between the Consumer & the store. There is countless times where consumers didn’t buy…
  • Mozzarello to release GoPhrazy – The first-ever Phrase Puzzle Game

    Richard
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    Denver, Colorado – GoPhrazy, the first ever Phrase Puzzle game is going to launch on the Apple iTunes Store on November 26th. The original and simple Match the Phrase gameplay mixed with cherry picked quotes and sentences is already getting people addicted in the test markets. There’s few things as addictive for many people as word puzzle games. Not only are they fun, they challenge the mind and may even help a person with their reading comprehension ability. GoPhrazy, challenges in a new way. You have to form phrases instead of words, revealing famous quotes from historical…
  • Discover a wonderfully unique and creative app for the Holidays

    Richard
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Paris, France – Les Trois Elles, the creator of the award-winning Easy Studio, is proud to announce today the release of Easy Song Studio, an innovative app that allows children to create their own Christmas song, add fun voice effects and learn vocabulary at the same time. Designed by Montessori teachers, Easy Song Studio is unique because it offers an effortless way to learn and memorize English words using beautifully animated images. Children choose among more than 100 words the ones they want to use in their song; they see the image and hear the pronunciation. For those who…
 
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  • Finding the Best iPad Stands for Your Mobile Billing Stations

    admin
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:09 pm
    There is nothing more irritating than having to hold your smartphone continuously for an hour or so while you read or watch a movie. Yes, smartphones are multifunctional and they can be used in a personal setting and in almost every commercial setting possible. In fact, in the last two years, Apple has managed to push iPads and iPhones as mobile billing stations for small and large businesses. Walk into a large store like McDonalds and there is a good chance that roving staff will bill you with an iPad or iPhone. They aren’t the only ones as large stores like Nike, Dominoes and even Pizza…
  • Top Reasons Why Video Conferencing On Mac Should Be The Future Of Your Company

    admin
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The need to meet with colleagues and clients is ever increasing, and the methods of holding such meetings are evolving. Face to face, meetings are the best, since people can freely express themselves and develop a better relationship. However, with distance between the parties, covering the distance will cost them time and eventually money. Video conferencing is the solution to the above problem. However, a Mac infrastructure is the way to go for the best video conferencing outcome. Here are a few reasons why Mac is the way to go. You get speed with Mac Every development in the business world…
  • Top Tips for Choosing an iPad Stand for Your POS System

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

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

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

    Dave Mark
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Verge:Over the next 18 months OTG will install 6,000 iPads on tables, bars, and stations near waiting areas throughout United Airline’s terminal at Newark. Flashing your boarding pass in front of the iPad’s camera pulls up your United profile, with flight information, travel updates, and frequent flier miles. The program, which is opt-in, learns your preferences from your past purchases and recommends things it thinks you might want to buy. If you never buy the orange juice, it will start showing you other options; if you keep buying steak frites, it will show you steak…
  • Raising the bar on lavish perks and worker happiness

    Dave Mark
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:46 am
    Wall Street Journal:At companies hoping to be the next big thing and older ones trying to keep up, the role of office manager has transformed into a so-called workplace coordinator, who often leads a staff of aim-to-please specialists.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • ∞ Yet another reason to appreciate Canada

    Dave Mark
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:27 am
    This is a perfect example of Canadian awesomeness. Always willing to lend a hand to a neighbor in need.
  • FoundSounds for iPhone

    Jim Dalrymple
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:25 pm
    My sincere thanks to FoundSounds for sponsoring The Loop’s RSS feed this week.FoundSounds is a unique new mobile app blurring the line between a social network and a collaborative art project. The premise is simple: if you find a sound you like, record it and share it with the world. Recordings are geotagged, and you can browse them by scrolling through a timeline or exploring a map. You can also construct sound collages that create intriguing sonic geographies. If enough sounds have been recorded in your area, consider taking a sound walk, which allows you to listen to recordings made…
  • ∞ MythBusters’ brilliant take on Gorilla Glass

    Dave Mark
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    Watch as MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take on Gorilla Glass, the super strong glass that protects your mobile phone.
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  • iOS 8.1.1 Update Details With IPSW Download Links

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    Apple released iOS 8.1.1 for all supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. iOS 8.1.1 (build 12B435, build 12B436) includes many bug fixes and general performance enhancements to improve the overall stability of iOS 8. As said earlier, iOS 8.1.1 update is mostly about bug fixes and stability enhancements. It includes performance enhancements for old iOS devices (iPad 2 and iPhone 4s). If your iOS device is running iOS, you can download iOS 8.1.1 either via OTA (Over The Air) or using iTunes. If you are an advance user, you can use the IPSW file (links at the end of this post) to update…
  • Latest Google Chrome Version Download For Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 39 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest Google Chrome update is a major update bumping up the version number to 39.0.2171.65. It comes with a number of fixes and improvements to the web browser. The fixes and improvements includes 64-bit support for Mac, a number of new apps/extension APIs, lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance. If you are a Google Chrome user, the web browser should download the update and install it automatically. Tip! Bookmark this page for latest Google Chrome web browser updates. You…
  • Download OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update: Fixes Bugs, Security Issues, Stability Issues

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    Apple released the first major update for OS X Yosemite 10.10 for Mac bumping the version number to OS X 10.10.1. OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update is a recommended update that includes a huge list of bug fixes, stability enhancements, and security updates. According to the change log, some major bugs like WiFi reliability issues, Mail app problems, Time Machine backup issues are fixed with this update. If you are running OS X Yosemite, you should download and install OS X 10.10.1 update. If you have set your Mac to install updates automatically, your Mac must have already updated. If you want to…
  • Five Best Alternative Web Browsers For Windows, You Never Know Existed

    SK Mezanul Haque
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:12 pm
    The world is progressing towards “everything on cloud” phase, making web browsers the most used application for anyone and everyone. It now doesn’t matter much which platform you are using. Be it Windows, OS X, Linux or cloud based operating system such as Chromium, you always need a web browser to access the Internet. The omnipresent presence of web browsers in our day-to-day life has made it such, we never give it a second thought. Anyone accessed the world-wide web ever is already familiar with web browsers. Popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox,…
  • Download Firefox 33.1 Update, Features Forget Button, Enhanced Tiles, Privacy Tour, DuckDuckGo Search

    SK Mezanul Haque
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Mozilla has released the latest update of Firefox web browser. Firefox 33.1. Along with the update Mozilla added four new features (listed below). If you are a Firefox web browser user it should have automatically updated itself. For automatic updates you need to have Mozilla Maintenance installed. If you like to update Firefox manually, click on the Open Menu button, then on the Question mark icon button. It will opening the About dialog box from the Help menu in the web browser. Firefox Update: What’s New? New Forget Button added Enhanced Tiles Privacy tour introduced Adding…
 
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  • Don’t Want to Update your Mac to OS X Yosemite? Hide the Update from the App Store

    Paul Horowitz
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    While many Mac users have updated to OS X Yosemite, a notable amount have chosen to stay on OS X Mavericks or Mountain Lion for a variety of reasons, and some have even had to downgrade due to frustrations or incompatibilities that were experienced with the new version of OS X. Whatever the reason, if ... Read More
  • A Solution for MacBook Pro Booting to a Black Screen

    Paul Horowitz
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Rarely, a Mac may encounter some peculiar issue during system boot that can cause quite a bit of panic, like booting to a completely black screen. It would be easy to interpret that as a potential hardware problem, and in some particularly rare situations that may be the case, but it’s more often a software ... Read More
  • Access the Two Different Mini-Players in iTunes 12

    Paul Horowitz
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:56 am
    If you’d rather your iTunes player take up less screen real estate, iTunes has two alternative player appearance options available, the album cover player, and the popular mini player. These are not new features to iTunes 12, but like many other things which have been switched up in the latest version, accessing them has changed ... Read More
  • Delete Specific Pages from Safari History in iOS

    Paul Horowitz
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:03 am
    Safari in iOS has always had the ability to clear all browser history on the iPhone and iPad, but up until the latest versions of iOS, it was either delete all history or nothing. That has changed however, and if you would rather selectively delete individual pages from history instead of clearing out all browser ... Read More
  • OS X 10.10.2 Beta 1 Available to Developers

    Paul Horowitz
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Apple has released the first developer beta of OS X 10.10.2, arriving as build version 14C68K. The notes attached to the OS X Update Seed 10.10.2 download don’t specify any particular focus areas, but presumably the update aims to address bugs and issues that have gone unresolved after the recent OS X 10.10.1 update. Developers ... Read More
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    iThinkDifferent

  • Moto 360 Gets New Watch Faces, Custom Face Designer and More with Motorola Connect Update

    Imran Hussain
    8 Nov 2014 | 1:36 am
    Moto 360 is one of the, if not the best, Android Wear smart watches available in the market. Given the infancy of Android Wear as a wearable operating system, no watch is perfect at the moment but in terms of design and usability, Moto 360 ranks at the very top. Motorola has shown strong commitment(...)
  • The Curious Case Of Microsoft’s Ever Changing Brand Names

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

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

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

    Imran Hussain
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:32 am
    Apple has released iOS 8 final version to developers, for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. iOS 8 improves on iOS 7 by polishing the user interface and bringing much needed performance and feature improvements. Some of the major features in iOS 8 include feature additions to Messages, a new Health and Fitness App, improved QuickType(...)
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  • Accessing iCloud.com Files Pre-iCloud Drive Update

    Chita Hunter
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
     I hadn’t yet updated to iCloud Drive But, even though I hadn’t yet updated to iCloud Drive… I found that after updating to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, I could not see any of my iWork (Page, Keynote, Numbers) files on iCloud.com. So after working through a few methods, here’s what seemed to be the most straight-forward and easiest solution I came up with to access my files.          
  • A New Microsoft Attitude?

    Phyllis Evans
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    This past week Microsoft updated Word, Excel and Powerpoint for the iPad and iPhone and gave everyone a nice bonus. When they first introduced the Office apps for iPad and iPhone, you needed a paid Microsoft Office 365 subscription to do anything other than view documents on your iDevice. Sorry, I don’t need the upgrade to Office 365. My Microsoft Office 2011 works just fine, thanks. Along with the new updates, Microsoft dropped the 365 subscription requirements and added support for Dropbox. You still need a free Microsoft account, but that’s not a big deal. Start a document on…
  • If You have an Apple TV, you don’t need a Chromecast

    Terry White
    9 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    One of the things that Apple TV has been used for a lot is to mirror the display of a late model Mac or iOS Device. I was actually curious about the Chromecast when it came out, so I ordered one. The idea behind it was that once you connected it to your HDTV you could display any tab/window from the Chrome browser on your TV. There are a couple of advantages to this approach. You could keep working on your laptop in other tabs or applications while the content from that one tab streamed to your TV. It didn’t dawn upon at the time that I actually already had this capability with my Apple…
  • Assign Ringtones for Contacts in Yosemite

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

    Chita Hunter
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
      Having children or even adults use your iDevice doesn’t have to be a scary notion. You can limit how long someone can use the iDevice and what app they have access to.      
 
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  • Cool Wallpapers HD 6,000+ sheets for iPhone 6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5 (Free)

    Richard
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Tokyo, Japan – Dolice today is proud to announce the updated Cool Wallpapers HD 6,000+ sheets for iPhone 6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5, and iPod. There’s no reason you need to settle for a standard-looking lock screen or home screen on your mobile device when instead you could customize it. The Cool Wallpapers HD 6,000+ sheets app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone to completely change up how your device looks. Use these on your lock and/or home screen and what’s really cool is that the app is updated daily with new exciting choices. A Huge Selection of Free Options: This…
  • WDW Souvenir Spotter iPhone app now available from Sugar Coded Apps

    Richard
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Louisville, Kentucky – Sugar Coded Apps, maker of Crochet Decoder and over 20 other popular iOS apps, today releases its newest creation just in time for those holiday trips to Disney World! WDW Souvenir Spotter is the brainchild of Sugar Coded Apps’ owner Eric Blanton’s own Disney World trips where he was constantly taking photos and using his notepad to try and remember the great items he had come across, where he saw them, and who he wanted to buy it for. Designed for iPhone and iOS, WDW Souvenir Spotter offers a great way to keep all those cool merchandise finds…
  • Shoplog 2.0 Advanced Integration of Shopping Assistance Services

    Richard
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Springmoon Apps have Updated the Shoplog application to version 2.0, one step further to become the ultimate shopping companion. Previously in the older version shoppers were able to build their own databases for any item they are interested in buying it,”The more expensive it is, the more time users need to take buying decision, the bigger database they need to make to check all options”. In version 2.0 we are trying to close the buying decision loop between the Consumer & the store. There is countless times where consumers didn’t buy…
  • Mozzarello to release GoPhrazy – The first-ever Phrase Puzzle Game

    Richard
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    Denver, Colorado – GoPhrazy, the first ever Phrase Puzzle game is going to launch on the Apple iTunes Store on November 26th. The original and simple Match the Phrase gameplay mixed with cherry picked quotes and sentences is already getting people addicted in the test markets. There’s few things as addictive for many people as word puzzle games. Not only are they fun, they challenge the mind and may even help a person with their reading comprehension ability. GoPhrazy, challenges in a new way. You have to form phrases instead of words, revealing famous quotes from historical…
  • Discover a wonderfully unique and creative app for the Holidays

    Richard
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Paris, France – Les Trois Elles, the creator of the award-winning Easy Studio, is proud to announce today the release of Easy Song Studio, an innovative app that allows children to create their own Christmas song, add fun voice effects and learn vocabulary at the same time. Designed by Montessori teachers, Easy Song Studio is unique because it offers an effortless way to learn and memorize English words using beautifully animated images. Children choose among more than 100 words the ones they want to use in their song; they see the image and hear the pronunciation. For those who…
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  • Merchants Following Walmart in Snubbing Apple Pay Risk Walking into an Early Grave

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

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

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

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

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

    dsellers
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    Acrosync has released Acrosync for Mac, a new rsync client with a graphical user interface (GUI) that also supports Dropbox-like automatic upload and Time Machine style incremental backups. Acrosync for Mac is a folder synchronization tool based on the rsync protocol, so it can sync with any computer or device that has rsync installed, such as Mac and Linux computers, NAS boxes, and VPS or dedicated servers, or even rsync storage providers. Users may connect via SSH or Rsyncd and much more. read more
  • Chronos updates Greeting Card Shop for Yosemite to version 2.0

    dsellers
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    Chronos has released Greeting Card Shop 2.0, an update of the app that lets you create greeting cards, invitations, and accompanying envelopes on Mac OS X Yosemite. read more
  • DEVONthink and DEVONnote updated with iCloud Drive support

    dsellers
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:10 am
    DEVONtechnologies has updated all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink, as well as the smart notebook DEVONnote. Version 2.8.2 of all editions of DEVONthink fully supports indexing files and folders stored in iCloud Drive. An additional script indexes all user-generated folders on iCloud Drive without manually adding folders or documents to the database. Users can install it with a single click from the built-in Support Assistant. read more
  • Kool Tools: Epson WorkForce DS-520 scanner

    dsellers
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    Epson's US$399.99 WorkForce DS-520 sheet-fed scanner (www.epson.com) boasts speeds of up to 30 ppm/60 ipm, so is a fine solution for business users. The compact scanner features a robust software package, including Epson Document Capture Pro, advanced color and image adjustment capabilities and OCR. In addition, TWAIN and ISIS drivers allow for compatibility with the document management software users prefer. The WorkForce DS-520 scans both sides of one sheet in just one pass and holds up to 50 pages with its built-in ADF. read more
  • The latest iOS apps for Nov. 20

    dsellers
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Here are some of the latest apps available at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. B-interaktive has announced Full Ahead! It's an US$0.99 deep sea, casual adventure game with a comic steampunk design. Phoenix Online Publishing has released The Last Door: Collector's Edition, a $3.99, retro-themed horror adventure with puzzles, scenes, and stories. Microids has rolled out Garfield Kart Fast & Furious. The racing game is free, but does tout in-app purchases. read more
 
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  • Deals: Best Deals Of The Week Including Panther Spy Drone, Learn To Code Courses, Pocket Kick, Kick Light

    MacLife Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]There's never a shortage of awesome offers available in our Deals tab. But, they're only around for so long. We'd have to have you miss out on great savings for items that we know you're after, so we've rounded up some of the deals that are about to end. Take advantage of big discounts and get these great products before they shoot back up to retail price.The Pocket Kick Speaker is the punch you need when you need to fill your day with amazing audio no matter where you are. It's as portable as they come, but it packs an…
  • Deals: Amazing Offers on NetSpot Pro, Smart Travel Router, Cyber Security Apps, and More Are Almost Gone

    MacLife Staff
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:00 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 these great deals that are about to end.Ever have issues with your WiFi connection? Stop messing around with slower speeds and bad connections. Fix your wireless network and make sure you're getting the speed that you need with the…
  • The Week's Hottest Apple News Stories, November 21

    J Keirn-Swanson
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:16 pm
    We're getting pre-pre-Black Thursday action going on here, so we know the deals long in advance. Meanwhile, Yosemite and iOS 8 have been updated, and there's new Apple Watch news. But what's the latest happening in Arizona? And that Steve Jobs picture no one wants the title part for? Looks like it's gone the way of the original click wheel iPod. 
  • Judge Approves Apple's $450 Million E-book Settlement

    Leif Johnson
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm
    After months of waiting, the class action lawsuit alleging that Apple played foul with its iBooks customers by fixing the price of e-books may at least be coming to an end. Today U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote accepted Apple's $450 million proposal to settle the suit, although she expressed concern regarding the timing of the proposal.According to Reuters, Judge Cote thought the document Apple submitted was an "unusually structured settlement, especially for one arrived at on the eve of trial." Apple originally submitted the settlement back in July, after all the parties involved…
  • iWork for iCloud Updated to Support Eight New Languages, 50 New Fonts, and More

    Leif Johnson
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:45 pm
    iWork for iCloud just got a little more useful today after Apple updated the software with several new features, uncluding support for eight new languages and the addition of more than 50 new fonts to the existing collection. Generally the changes affect Apple's cloud-based productivity suite across the board, and you can find them in iWork's cloud versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.There is a small exception; Arabic and Hebrew language support is only available on Pages, although French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Brazilian Portuguese can now be found across all three major…
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    Edible Apple

  • Tim Cook comes out: “I’m proud to be gay”

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bumper Crop o’ Refurbished MacBook Airs, from $679; MBP, $929; iMac, $929

    the rocr
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:57 am
    Weekends are usually quiet on the Weekends are usually quiet on the Apple Store’s special deals section, but this morning there is a bumper crop o’ refurbished MacBook Air configurations. Best of all, prices start at just $679, which includes ... The post Bumper Crop o’ Refurbished MacBook Airs, from $679; MBP, $929; iMac, $929 appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Mac Gaming Deals: Modern Warfare Franchise Bundles, Five for Fighting!

    the rocr
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    How much Mac gaming is too much Mac gaming or is such a thing just the figment of some hyperactive helicopter parent’s fevered nightmares? Put the notion to the test with these awesome Modern Warfare and Call of Duty bundles ... The post Mac Gaming Deals: Modern Warfare Franchise Bundles, Five for Fighting! appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Amazon Planning ‘Free’ OTT Streaming Service

    the rocr
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    Cord cutters know that free over-the-air (OTA) digital broadcast is the best deal in TV. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get free, advertising supported over-the-top (OTT) streaming video? Amazon thinks so, too. One of the smartest things I’ve done ... The post Amazon Planning ‘Free’ OTT Streaming Service appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • OS X 10.10.2 [14C68k] Brings Safari 8.0.2, Mail 8.2 Updates

    the rocr
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Hey, Mac dev guys and gals, there is no rest for the wicked! On Monday, Apple shipped OS X 10.10.1 and, now, they’re asking outside devs to begin testing a new incremental Yosemite update. OS X 10.10.2 14C68K is now ... The post OS X 10.10.2 [14C68k] Brings Safari 8.0.2, Mail 8.2 Updates appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • OS X 10.10.1 Fixes Dropbox Crash Issue

    the rocr
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:25 pm
    While your humble reporter meets his limited file mobility needs with Evernote, lots of people rely on Dropbox — viva le Mac, viva la difference! However, the arrival Yosemite has caused issues, think crashing, for some Dropbox users. Good news, ... The post OS X 10.10.1 Fixes Dropbox Crash Issue appeared first on FairerPlatform.
 
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    Apple Toolbox

  • AirDrop – how to share files between a Mac and iOS

    Roland Banks
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:48 am
    What is AirDrop? AirDrop was first introduced to the Mac in OS X Lion, as an easy way to share files between computers without having to use email or even an USB drive. It makes sending files between devices extremely quick and simple. AirDrop was also available on iOS from iOS 7 but unfortunately wasn’t compatible with OS X. Thankfully, with […] The post AirDrop – how to share files between a Mac and iOS appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple patent application for dynamic translucency

    Roland Banks
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:18 am
    On Thursday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a patent application by Apple for a method of dynamically varying the translucency of windows in a desktop OS, suggesting that more extensive and innovative use of transparency may appear in future versions of OS X. The patent application discovered today by Apple Toolbox, entitled “GRADUATED VISUAL AND MANIPULATIVE TRANSLUCENCY […] The post Apple patent application for dynamic translucency appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Transparent display patent awarded to Apple

    Roland Banks
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a transparent electronic device. Apple may be seeking to enhance its current product lineup, or use the invention for entirely new product categories, as CEO Tim Cook recently suggested Apple is working on products that “haven’t been rumoured about yet”. How will Apple use its transparent […] The post Transparent display patent awarded to Apple appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple Watch S1 chip to be made by Taiwanese Powertech

    Roland Banks
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:59 am
    Apple Watch may be soon enter production with manufacturing slated to be handled by Taiwanese electronics company Powertech. Apple Toolbox today discovered a story by Taiwanese online publication EMS One (which itself sourced the news from Taiwanese economic newspaper “Industrial and Commercial Times”), that says leading Taiwanese semiconductor company Powertech will be handling CPU manufacturing for next year’s […] The post Apple Watch S1 chip to be made by Taiwanese Powertech appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • How to send and receive SMS messages on OS X Yosemite

    Roland Banks
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:54 am
    SMS messages with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1 For anyone that uses OS X Yosemite and also has an iPhone, it is now possible to use your Mac to send and receive SMS messages as part of a feature which Apple calls Continuity. In older versions of OS X, you could only send iMessages to people with an […] The post How to send and receive SMS messages on OS X Yosemite appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
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    MacMyth

  • Apple Just Revealed Lots More Info About the Apple Watch

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Apple Reveals Details on Wearable Apple, who had refrained from disclosure on details about its first wearable, has now revealed some of the secrets of the apple Watch. The company which will be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s Two Lens System – Next Generation iPhone

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
    At the Daring Fireball’s John Grubers’ most recent episode of The Talk Show podcast, it was revealed that Apple has been working on a two lens system, incorporating it in the next generation iPhone. ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Next iPhone Killer Camera Will Come with 21MP Image Sensor Made by Sony

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:39 am
    Apple Supplier Sony Unveils Updated Stacked CMOS Image Sensor AppleSupplier Sony, has recently unveiled an updated stacked CMOS image sensor for smartphones, featuring 32 effective megapixels,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple Adds UnionPay Payment Option for App Store Customers

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    Apple has recently announced that App Store has now linked UnionPay debitor credit cards to Apple IDs as payment option for customers in China. UnionPay in China is the most popular payment card... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Four Things to Know When Buying a Second-Hand Mac

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    Mac computers have many benefits over PC brands, not to mention the fact that there are plenty of fun things you can do with them. If you are looking for a new Mac computer, chances are you are aware... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    AppLecture: Apple News and Rumors

  • 6 Ways to Make Money on Your iPhone

    Michael Wilson
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    Smartphones have changed our lives in little over half a decade and everyday a new smartphone arrives on the market. In fact, in the UK we’re soon expecting smartphones to account for 75% of the phones in use. Now, even […]
  • Smart Marketers Magazine – Reveal The Real Secret To Business Secret

    Michael Wilson
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:20 am
    Smart Marketers Magazine is a monthly publication written by digital marketers for digital marketers. With their new app, they aim to bring you all the industry news to fit to print in one easy location. Enjoy reading the best articles […]
  • MeowMix – First Game Made by Cats

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

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

    Michael Wilson
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
    There are many sites that provide discounts, but only few sites really take the trouble to double check prices. With big discount sellers like Amazon it is pretty easy to find a good deal every day. Many companies will try […]
 
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    MacHow2

  • The Best PowerPoint Templates for Mac

    MacHow2
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:42 am
    PowerPoint remains the presentation tool of choice for most Mac users so we’ve taken a look at the best PowerPoint templates for Mac. Microsoft Office doesn’t include many decent default templates so here are some ways to spice-up your presentations with a variety of different paid and free PowerPoint templates for Mac downloads. Note that these PowerPoint templates for Mac work on Windows as well so they’re also suitable for PC users. Most of these PowerPoint templates you simply drag into your Microsoft Office Templates folder and they’re then ready to use whether…
  • The Best CAD Software For Mac

    MacHow2
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:46 am
    Macs are excellent computers for CAD so we’ve taken an in-depth look at the very best CAD software for Mac. Although there is still considerably less CAD software on Mac than PC, the tide is slowly changing. Macs have traditionally been more popular for Desktop Publishing Software than CAD but there’s plenty available now and the main problem you’ll have is choosing the best CAD software for your Mac to fit your needs. Sure, Mac CAD programs still lack some of the functionality of Windows software but the differences are now minor. There are many options out there but…
  • How To Remove Adware On Macs

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

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

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