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  • Daily Deals: Pixelmator, 1080p Acer projector, 128GB PNY flash drive

    MacNN
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    Welcome to Daily Deals, our usual look at the discounts and offers retailers hold in their online and offline stores, where we list the better deals for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista readers. As well as a recap of this week's still-active deals, the new list includes 50 percent off Pixelmator, a 128GB flash drive, and a 1080p Acer projector....
  • AT&T bid to kill FTC lawsuit based on common carrier status denied

    MacNN
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:25 am
    Judge Edward Chen from the Northern California District Court has rejected AT&T's argument that its news status as a common carrier exempts itself from US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) actions, and shut the door for further interpretation. In the ruling, the Judge called out AT&T for both throttling as well as maintaining unlimited "grandfathered" plans for company benefit, as well as affirming that the new Title II oversight doesn't strip the FTC of any of its regulatory powers....
  • UK Diverted Profits Tax in effect today; $1B to flow into UK coffers

    MacNN
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:23 pm
    As previously reported, the Diverted Profits Tax, also known as the "Google Tax," has come into effect in the United Kingdom today with very few changes to the proposed law. The tax law requires companies to list revenue and profit from other countries, aiding officials to determine if profits are being transferred elsewhere against UK tax code and making them subject to the tax....
  • The maker of 'Eve' is betting big on VR and it might pay off

    MacBlogz
    Aaron Souppouris
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    It's been a very rough 18 months for the makers of Eve Online, CCP. The company has lost money, canceled the long-delayed World of Darkness MMO, laid off well over 100 employees and said goodbye to two high-profile execs. It also hasn't released any ...
  • 1Password 5.3 Improves iOS 8 Extension

    MacStories
    Federico Viticci
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:34 am
    With version 5.3 of 1Password for iOS, the team at AgileBits has shipped considerable improvements to the app's action extension, launched alongside iOS 8 back in September. In the updated app, the extension is now almost on par with the browser extension found in 1Password for desktop computers, which means I'll no longer wish for the “real” 1Password extension whenever I'm logging into websites or setting up new logins on my iPhone and iPad. With the update, the 1Password extension can now fill identities, credit cards, create new logins, and access all logins in Safari and…
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    MacNN

  • Sonnet reveals Thunderbolt 2 to PCIe load balancing expansion chassis

    1 Apr 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Sonnet today announced the Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Card Expansion Edition, the latest addition to the the company's line of Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe card expansion systems. The new chassis is an accessory for Sonnet's xMac Pro Server and Echo Express III-R rackmount expansion systems, and is a self-contained three-slot PCI Express (PCIe) expansion system that mounts inside the xMac Pro's or III-R's enclosure and can connect to two Thunderbolt 2 buses on a Mac Pro computer simultaneously....
  • UK Diverted Profits Tax in effect today; $1B to flow into UK coffers

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:23 pm
    As previously reported, the Diverted Profits Tax, also known as the "Google Tax," has come into effect in the United Kingdom today with very few changes to the proposed law. The tax law requires companies to list revenue and profit from other countries, aiding officials to determine if profits are being transferred elsewhere against UK tax code and making them subject to the tax....
  • Daily Deals: Pixelmator, 1080p Acer projector, 128GB PNY flash drive

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    Welcome to Daily Deals, our usual look at the discounts and offers retailers hold in their online and offline stores, where we list the better deals for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista readers. As well as a recap of this week's still-active deals, the new list includes 50 percent off Pixelmator, a 128GB flash drive, and a 1080p Acer projector....
  • AT&T bid to kill FTC lawsuit based on common carrier status denied

    1 Apr 2015 | 10:25 am
    Judge Edward Chen from the Northern California District Court has rejected AT&T's argument that its news status as a common carrier exempts itself from US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) actions, and shut the door for further interpretation. In the ruling, the Judge called out AT&T for both throttling as well as maintaining unlimited "grandfathered" plans for company benefit, as well as affirming that the new Title II oversight doesn't strip the FTC of any of its regulatory powers....
  • Hands On: Todoist 10 (iOS)

    1 Apr 2015 | 9:42 am
    If you're already a Todoist user online, on Mac, iPhone or iPad, then add this task right now: download the new Todoist 10 for iOS. If you're not using it, get it anyway to have a look, because this new version is a pleasure to use -- and even its free version is powerful enough to become your regular To Do app....
 
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    Office Blogs

  • Let them use OneNote—it could change their lives

    OneNote Team
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Becky Keene, national board certified teacher for the Kent School District, Microsoft expert educator and master trainer. When I talk to people about the power of OneNote, I have a real reason for my passion. I call OneNote, “The best app in all of education.” In the spring of 2005, I was preparing a group of students to present what they learned over the past school year to a group of about 100 families who were interesting in applying for our public school academy program. One student, who I’ll call Tony, volunteered to speak at the presentation. I was…
  • What’s new in Skype for Business and how you can take control of updates

    Skype for Business Team
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    With April’s Office update, Lync will become Skype for Business, with a new user interface (UI) in the Windows desktop application. On today’s show, we take a look the new Skype for Business desktop application for Windows. BJ Haberkorn joins Jeremy Chapman to demonstrate what’s new and explain what’s coming. With April’s update from Lync to Skype for Business around the corner, Jeremy also demonstrates how you can control what your users will see. On March 16th we announced how you can get ready for Skype for Business and get started with the Skype for Business technical preview.
  • Air Canada employees use the cloud to learn, share, develop ideas and collaborate

    Office 365 Team
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today’s post about Office 365 was written by Lise Fournel, senior vice president and chief information officer for Air Canada.  Air Canada has been voted Best Carrier in North America for five straight years in the Skytrax World Airline Awards, and we’re now focused on aggressive international expansion with our new 787 aircraft. The smart use of technology will be instrumental in achieving our goals. We have spent billions of dollars modernizing our fleet, upgrading airport lounges and enhancing the customer experience. This includes offering the latest digital services for customers,…
  • Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online now available from datacenters in Australia

    Office 365 Team
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Today, we are pleased to announce the general availability of Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online from Australian datacenters. In addition, Microsoft Office 365 has just completed a formal security assessment for Unclassified Sensitive government data via Australian Government’s Independent Registered Assessors Program (IRAP). These announcements will help ensure that customer data will be protected, easily managed and compliant—all from trusted foundations in private clouds, hybrid clouds and public clouds. Microsoft Office 365 is the first cloud productivity service to provide…
  • Buckman finds the right communications chemistry by switching to Office 365

    Office 365 Team
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Buckman is a specialty chemical company based in Memphis, TN, which produces chemistries for water treatment and for the paper and leather industries. With people, factories and customers all over the world, Buckman communicates across geographies, teams and time zones all the time. It recently swapped a complex multi-vendor communications and collaboration toolset for Microsoft Office 365. The result has been smoother, more effective collaboration among the company’s 1,700 associates, higher reliability, lower costs and tighter control over email and data. We recently sat down with Tim…
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    TidBITS

  • IRS Offers iTunes Credit for Tax Refunds

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:08 am
    U.S. taxpayers expecting a small-to-medium refund this year can opt to receive it in the form of iTunes credit (with some qualifications). 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.
  • TidBITS Online to Bolster Membership Revenues

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:07 am
    We’re pleased to announce TidBITS Online, our latest experiment to find new revenue streams. Give it a try and tell us what you think! Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
  • Apple Watch to Act as Lie Detector

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:06 am
    Thanks to a Twitter slip from Apple Watch tester Christy Turlington, we’ve learned that the Apple Watch can use its pulse tracking sensors in conjunction with a private API to work as a simple lie detector. 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…
  • Mac micro Redefines Desktop Mac Sizing

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:05 am
    Apple continues to reduce the size of Mac components in its drive to produce smaller and more energy-efficient Macs. The little-heralded Mac mini is the latest to wander into the beam of Apple’s shrink ray, emerging as the Apple TV-sized Mac micro. 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…
  • Early Look: Eight Custom Apple Watch Bands

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:04 am
    Apple may have bands for the Apple Watch in a variety of styles, materials, and colors, but that’s not stopping creative accessory makers from going even further. Here are eight bands that bring new capabilities to 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…
 
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    RoughlyDrafted

  • Apple, Inc to darken the sun in 2017

    danieleran
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Daniel Eran Dilger Apple’s increasing reliance on solar energy to power its data centers and other facilities will coincide with an extensive darkening of the sun in the United States within two years, scientists say. The company has hinted at such plans in its coded marketing messages ever since it began taking over the smartphone […]
  • Inside iCloud: Apple Inc has quietly doubled its Reno, Nevada data center site

    danieleran
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    Apple has greatly expanded its data center near Reno, Nev., about four hours east of Silicon Valley. However, it appears that the company’s aggressive growth in iCloud server capacity is only just getting started, with massive room for expansion surrounding the facilities. The initial facilities at Apple’s data center within the new Reno Technology Park […]
  • Site cleared for Apple’s new flagship retail store at San Francisco’s Union Square

    danieleran
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Daniel Eran Dilger Apple’s efforts to build a large new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco have nearly completed the demolition of the existing building on the site, where little remains apart from a concrete foundation, steps and a folk art fountain that will be relocated as part of the construction project. . […]
  • Apple Inc Campus 2 Spaceship Ring tops out cafeteria segment (video)

    danieleran
    21 Mar 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Daniel Eran Dilger The grand, expansive dining area portal of the center “Spaceship” Ring in Apple’s Campus 2 mega-project has reached its ceiling, with a steel structure now only barely visible over the construction barrier from the street, but clearly discernible from the air. Apple Campus 2 Gates, from the street . The current view […]
  • Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple in Shenzhen

    danieleran
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Daniel Eran Dilger Apple has singled out Greater China–including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan–as a primary growth center. AppleInsider took a trip to learn more, starting with a week exploring Taiwan followed by a week in Hong Kong and a week in Guangdong Province in the People’s Republic of China. Futian District, Shenzhen. River […]
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    TUAW

  • Tiny geolocators track birds flying 1,600 miles across the Atlantic

    Jon Fingas
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    It's easy to prove that big birds like gulls will cross oceans when they migrate, but tiny birds are another matter -- the trackers you need are usually enormous in comparison. The Vermont Center for Ecostudies wasn't daunted, though. It successfully...
  • TweetDeck for Mac finally gets features the web version already has

    Billy Steele
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Over the past few months, Twitter has added a load of useful features to TweetDeck on the web, leaving the desktop app to age. Well, the Mac version of the 140-character social network software is finally getting some of those tools. With an update t...
  • Crashing this 80-megapixel drone camera is a $60K mistake

    Andrew Tarantola
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Phase One has debuted what it's calling "the world's smallest" 80-megapixel medium format camera. The Phase One iXU 180 weighs just two pounds and its body is barely bigger than the Schneider-Kreuznach lense it's attached to. That means the entire ri...
  • The maker of 'Eve' is betting big on VR and it might pay off

    Aaron Souppouris
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    It's been a very rough 18 months for the makers of Eve Online, CCP. The company has lost money, canceled the long-delayed World of Darkness MMO, laid off well over 100 employees and said goodbye to two high-profile execs. It also hasn't released any ...
  • Facebook Riff has you making videos with your friends' help

    Jon Fingas
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:19 am
    No, Facebook isn't done experimenting with mobile apps yet -- meet Riff, a just-launched app for Android and iOS that has you building collaborative videos. You start by recording a short clip (under 20 seconds) and giving it a topic. After that, you...
 
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    MacRumors

  • New Retina MacBook Appears in Early Unboxing Video

    Mitchel Broussard
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:31 am
    With the official launch of the new ultra-slim 12-inch MacBook with Retina display still over a week away on April 10, Vietnamese site Tinhte.vn has managed to get its hands on the brand-new silver MacBook and has shared an unboxing video and photos. The entirety of the video is in Vietnamese, of course, but is still worth a watch to check out the design of the new MacBook, the USB-C adapter, and the edge-to-edge keyboard in someone's hands outside the confines of Apple's media event last month. Additional photos from the unboxing can be found on the Tinhte.vn official website, with the full…
  • Happy April Fools' Day 2015: HiRise Toast, Pets Unleashed and More

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:22 am
    As happens every year on April 1, today is April Fools' Day, and readers should be wary of hoaxes and claims at both news and rumor sites. Today also represents Apple's 39th anniversary, with their partnership having officially been founded on this day in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. As has become tradition, a number of today's pranks have focused on Apple and tech, and here are a few of the more interesting ones to surface so far today. Keep in mind that some hoaxes may be mildly NSFW, so turning down your volume or watching later may be best if you are at work or in a…
  • Pandora CFO Calls Apple a 'Frenemy,' Says Music Service is Coming to CarPlay and Apple Watch

    Juli Clover
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    When Apple's CarPlay feature launched last year, Apple partnered with several music services to offer a variety of listening choices on the platform, including Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Rdio, and more. Noticeably absent from CarPlay was Pandora, but that appears to be set to change. Pandora CFO Mike Herring spoke to Fox Business Network yesterday and said Pandora will "definitely be in CarPlay" and integrated into the Apple Watch as well. Though Herring did not provide a timeline for the possible launch of a Pandora CarPlay app, his statement to Fox is the closest Pandora's come to…
  • Verizon Wireless Lets Customers Opt Out of Tracking 'Perma-Cookies'

    Juli Clover
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Last year, Verizon and AT&T made headlines when researchers discovered they had been engaging in some unsavory customer tracking techniques, using unique identifier numbers or "perma-cookies" to track the websites that customers visited on their cellular devices to deliver targeted advertisements, a practice called "Relevant Advertising." Following customer backlash, AT&T stopped using the hidden web tracking codes to keep tabs on the websites that its customers visited, but Verizon continued on with its Relevant Advertising program, which it's been using for approximately two years. While…
  • HBO CEO: We Partnered With Apple for HBO NOW Based on HBO GO Popularity

    Juli Clover
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Apple and HBO recently inked a deal that will see Apple becoming the exclusive launch partner for HBO's upcoming "HBO Now" web-based streaming service, and in an interview with CNBC, HBO CEO Richard Plepler explained why the company chose to partner Apple. According to Plepler, the main reason why HBO opted to team up with Apple was due to the success of its existing cable-based service, HBO GO. 60 percent of HBO GO traffic comes from Apple devices, including the Apple TV, Macs, and the iPhone and the iPad. HBO GO apps have been available on iOS devices since 2011 and the service has been…
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    Macworld

  • Podcast: Join our 'Becoming Steve Jobs' book club

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:24 am
    The newest Steve Jobs biography wasn't authorized by Steve Jobs himself, but it does come with the blessing of many of Apple's top brass, and includes plenty of insights from its subject, as he had participated in interviews with coauthor Brent Schlender for years. Glenn and Susie, along with our special guests, Macworld's associate managing editor Leah Yamshon, and frequent contributor Jeff Carlson, discuss what this book taught them about working with Steve, and how he applied the lessons learned from his early failures to his later projects. If Walter Isaacson's official authorized Steve…
  • The 10 Mac games you need to play from March 2015

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:45 am
    A month of Mac gaming to savorMarch’s selection of intriguing new releases serves as a testament to how strong Mac gaming has become. It’s a wide selection of experiences—large and small—spanning a nice array of genres: City building, role-playing, strategy, simulation, action, puzzle, and more. And what’s especially great is that almost every game on this list launched at the same time as on other platforms—waiting for ports is much less of a concern on Mac these days.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • The best iOS services for tackling your taxes

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    Hooray! It’s tax time again: Another year, another opportunity to step into the IRS income confessional and spill the details of your personal financial life. Luckily, if you own an iOS device, it may be all you need to settle up with the taxman. H&R Block, Intuit’s TurboTax, and TaxACT all offer apps or mobile web experiences that, depending on your needs, will do the job and do it well. Although the ability to file taxes on a mobile device is not a new concept, the programs are better than ever this year. “Will you look at those morons? I paid my taxes over a year ago!”To read…
  • How to stream Major League Baseball games to all your favorite devices

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Major League Baseball has an impressive streaming package, but make sure you're aware of its pesky blackout rules.
  • Survey: A majority of Apple Pay users encounter problems

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Apple Pay is coming up short for many people who attempt to use the mobile payment service at the register. A survey from research firm Phoenix Marketing International found that 68 percent of respondents who have used Apple Pay had encountered an issue when making an in-store purchase. The leading compliant made by nearly half of respondents was that retailers’ sales terminals took too long to record a transaction. Other problems: employees who didn’t know how to process sales with the mobile wallet (42 percent); errors in how the sale posted (36 percent), like a transaction appearing…
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    MacTech News

  • Sonnet enhances xMac Pro Server with additional PCIe card expansion option

    dsellers
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    Sonnet ( www.sonnettech.com) has announced the Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit – Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Card Expansion Edition, the latest addition to their line of Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe card expansion systems. The new chassis is an accessory for Sonnet's xMac Pro Server and Echo Express III-R rackmount expansion systems, and is itself a self-contained three-slot PCI Express (PCIe) expansion system that mounts inside the xMac Pro's or III-R's enclosure and can connect to a second 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 bus on a Mac Pro computer. read more
  • Scholarships announced for FileMaker DevCon 2015

    dsellers
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:11 am
    Molly Connolly of Thorsen Consulting and Cris Ippolite of iSolutions have announced a new scholarship opportunity available to FileMaker developers. The scholarships have been established to encourage FileMaker developers wishing to take advantage of the many professional training and networking opportunities at DevCon (http://www.filemaker.com/learning/devcon/). The scholarship will cover the cost of a full conference pass to DevCon 2015. Connolly and Ippolite will select two developers for the award. read more
  • AKVIS announces new Easter Pack for ArtSuite

    dsellers
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:27 am
    AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has announced a new frame pack for AKVIS ArtSuite, which lets you decorate their photos with frames and effects. Extra frame packs can be installed to the program to increase its functionality. The new Easter Pack includes 50 designs. They include eggs, chicks and bunnies, and blooming flowers. You can use these frames to decorate your photos, prepare postcards, and more. Note that the frame packs can only be used in the AKVIS ArtSuite Standalone program. To add a frame pack to ArtSuite, copy it into a folder selected in the program's preferences. read more
  • HoudahSpot 4.0 also available in a German version

    dsellers
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    Houdah Software (www.houdah.com) has added a German localization to HoudahSpot 4.0, a file search tool for Mac OS X. The utility builds upon Spotlight and is designed to make it both more powerful and easier to use. You can set up the search criteria, locations, sort order, result display options, etc. and save these settings as defaults for new searches. Version 4.0 has been completely reimagined for OS X Yosemite. read more
  • Yummy FTP update for Mac OS X reduces transfer fimes

    dsellers
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:37 am
    Yummy Software has released Yummy FTP 1.10.2, an update to their FTP + SFTP + FTPS file transfer client for Mac OS X. Yummy FTP focuses on speed, reliability and productivity. Its highly tuned multi-connection file transfer engine is coupled with an intelligent recovery system to automatically handle most all file transfer issues and more. Among other improvements, version 1.10.2 reduces transfer times in tests against popular rivals. read more
 
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    Touch Arcade

  • 'Gamebook: Pocket RPG' Review - At Least The Pocket Part Checks Out

    Shaun Musgrave
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Generally speaking, I am very reluctant to get into the discussion of what is or isn't a game. Any such talk typically requires a great deal of presumption on the part of the person drawing invisible lines in the sand. Being a big fan of gamebooks, text adventures, experience games, and so on, it's a conversation that all too often ends with some titles I greatly enjoy being branded 'non-games'. Then people start getting cranky, someone asks what the definition of an RPG is anyway, another person throws off their gloves and helmet, and the whole party is ruined. No, I'm not going to do that.
  • Freebie Alert: Stylish 'Monument Valley'-Esque Puzzler 'Back to Bed' is Free Today

    Carter Dotson
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Do you like artsy, vaguely-Escherian puzzle games, like Monument Valley [$3.99]? Then you will want to check out Back to Bed [Free], which is currently free. You must help a sleepy wanderer get his way back to his bed through a series of ever-crazier dreamscapes. Here's what our Andrew Fretz had to say in his review: The premier feature of this game is most definitely the visual presentation. Borrowing largely from M.C. Esher's Relativity and Dali's The Persistence of Memory, Back to Bed firmly establishes its ambiance before you finish your first level. With an intriguing take on audio…
  • 'Bean Dreams' Gets New Levels and...Metal Support?!

    Carter Dotson
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:32 am
    There are some games where I think that they would look better with the iOS 8 graphics library, Metal. Bean Dreams [$2.99] was not necessarily one of those games. As a 2D pixel art platformer, it certainly isn't ugly, but it certainly isn't a game where I think "you know what would make this look better? Metal." Well, Kumobius thought "you know what would make this look better? Metal." So they added Metal visual effects to the game. Some of them are quite subtle, but they include an aurora borealis, per-drop rain effects, and new shaders. This is all without affecting performance on the old…
  • 'Solforge' Expands - New Cards from the Reign of Varna Set Released

    Tasos Lazarides
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    'Tis the season to be expanding, apparently. Just like Hearthstone with its upcoming Blackrock Mountain Adventure, Stoneblade's Solforge [Free] has just released a mini expansion. For Solforge's last few expansions, Stoneblade has decided to eschew large card releases for smaller and more frequent ones. The latest 8-card expansion is called Reign of Varna: Darkness Rising, and the cards look like they're going to create some fun and, possibly, dominating decks. The first card is Windspark Elemental, a Tempys Legendary Creature that's bound to stir up a lot of trouble and cause your…
  • 'Crossy Road' Adds New British, Irish, and Llamaish Characters in Latest Update

    Carter Dotson
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:47 am
    Crossy Road [Free] has just gotten another big update adding in more characters with special features. There's 17 new characters who pop up in this update, and they're mostly based on the British Isles. Want to play as a chimney sweep in a dark and rainy landscape with double-decker buses? You can do that now in this update, which includes three secret characters. One of them is a Doctor Who reference, of course. Because why not. There's also a couple of characters who have been added in timely fashion after making it to an Android update. There's a llama and #TheDress, which is based off of…
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Gold Apple Watch Edition comes with a buying experience worthy of the 1%

    Andrew Cunningham
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    You probably already know if you're going to shell out $10,000 or more for the Apple Watch Edition—aside from being made of gold, it isn't going to do anything that the $349 Apple Watch Sport or the $549 Apple Watch can't do. However, buying and getting support for the five-figure watches will apparently be substantially different, according to a report from 9to5Mac. It begins with the buying experience itself. The cheaper Apple Watches will reportedly be sold using five- to ten-minute demo sessions at tables set up throughout Apple Stores, but the Apple Watch Edition will be demoed in…
  • Yes, the 2015 MacBook Air supports 4K displays at 60Hz

    Andrew Cunningham
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    When the new MacBook Pros and Airs were announced, we reported that both systems were capable of driving 4K displays at a refresh rate of 60Hz. In our head-to-head comparison of the two systems, we did it again. But in the last few days a number of readers have pointed out that Apple’s tech specs page for the new MacBook Airs claims a maximum resolution of 2560×1600. Apple's support page the new MacBook Air doesn't support 4K, but rest assured: it does. Apple We were fairly sure that Apple’s spec page was incorrect, but to get a definitive answer we dove into the still-nascent 4K display…
  • Chrome for Mac no longer crashes when loading strings that can’t be named

    Dan Goodin
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Users of Google Chrome for Mac are no longer vulnerable to strings of foreign-language characters that for more than six weeks triggered crashes each time the browser attempted to render them. The forbidden three-character string was reported in February on Google's official Chromium developer site. To prevent her Mac-based version of Chrome from crashing before the bug report could be posted, the author uploaded the enigmatic string here. Sure enough, when opened with most versions of Chrome for OS X, the characters caused the tab to crash and display the familiar "Aw, Snap!" error message.
  • Review: The 2015 MacBook Air’s once-trailblazing design is showing its age

    Andrew Cunningham
    22 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The current design of the MacBook Air was a big deal when it was unveiled back in 2010. Its construction and design were a major improvement over previous Airs, it was Apple's first Mac to go with solid-state storage across the lineup, and it came with a price drop that made them palatable to people who otherwise would have just bought a vanilla MacBook. The MacBook Pro soon imitated the Air by getting thinner, moving to standard SSDs, and dumping stuff like FireWire and the optical drive. And the new MacBook takes the qualities of the Air—thin, light, minimalist—to their logical…
  • Report: Apple plans a new Apple TV box with an app store and SDK

    Andrew Cunningham
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:32 am
    Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple is working on a streaming-only TV service for the Apple TV that involves channels from ABC, CBS, Fox, and a handful of others. Today, a report from Buzzfeed's John Paczkowski indicates that we may finally see a new Apple TV set-top box this summer at the Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference and that the upgraded hardware will ship with a new app store and SDK that will let developers do more with the device. As is often the case with Apple rumors, people have been talking about the possibility of an Apple TV app store for…
 
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    MacStories

  • Apple Opens Watch App Submissions for All Developers

    Federico Viticci
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:57 am
    After approving Watch apps from select developers last week, Apple has begun accepting submissions for Watch apps from all registered iOS developers. From the company's developer blog: It’s time. Apple Watch will be in the hands of customers on April 24. Get your WatchKit apps ready and submit them for review now. Apple has also created a new webpage titled 'Preparing Your App Submission for Apple Watch' with details on what developers should do before submitting an Apple Watch app to the App Store. There are some interesting tidbits on this page, such as limitations for app previews,…
  • Todoist 10 Brings Intelligent Input, Themes, and New Gestures

    Federico Viticci
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Last November, I wrote about my decision to switch from iCloud Reminders to Todoist as my task management app of choice. I concluded: Todoist strikes a good balance of powerful features and clever implementation that doesn’t push me to customize everything all the time. I’m not writing scripts for task management, I’m not changing icons and themes – I set up a few filters and I’m just focusing on doing stuff. The Todoist app for iOS integrates well with iOS 8, and, overall, I’m thoroughly satisfied with my decision to switch from Reminders to a…
  • Automatic: Your Smart Driving Assistant on Your Smartphone [Sponsor]

    Federico Viticci
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    There’s a mountain of data inside your car waiting to be unleashed, and all you have to do is plug in a quick little connector and download a mobile application. Automatic is a smart driving assistant that plugs into your car's data port and lets you connect your smartphone (either iPhone or Android) with your car. By  talking to your car’s onboard computer and using your smartphone’s GPS and data plan to upgrade your car's capabilities, Automatic will allow you to easily diagnose your engine light, never forget where you parked your car, and save hundreds of…
  • ‘How My App Ended up in an Apple Ad’

    Federico Viticci
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Robleh Jama is the founder of Tiny Hearts, an indie iOS development company that ended up having one of their apps, Quick Fit, featured in an Apple commercial (this one). In an article for Fast Company, he shares some details of the selection process as well as good advice for developers. I liked this bit about localization (which is reflected in the app's performance in international markets): One of the best decisions we made early on was to support multiple languages with Quick Fit and Wake Alarm. We focused on the key regions Apple recommends in its internationalization guidelines. Apps…
  • 1Password 5.3 Improves iOS 8 Extension

    Federico Viticci
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:34 am
    With version 5.3 of 1Password for iOS, the team at AgileBits has shipped considerable improvements to the app's action extension, launched alongside iOS 8 back in September. In the updated app, the extension is now almost on par with the browser extension found in 1Password for desktop computers, which means I'll no longer wish for the “real” 1Password extension whenever I'm logging into websites or setting up new logins on my iPhone and iPad. With the update, the 1Password extension can now fill identities, credit cards, create new logins, and access all logins in Safari and…
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  • The FREAK OpenSSL Flaw: What You Need to Know

    Apple Gazette
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    In early January 2015, OpenSSL released a security update that gained little worldwide attention. Buried within the list of threats, with a severity rated “Low,” was this short blurb: “An OpenSSL client will accept the use of an RSA temporary key in a non-export RSA key exchange cipher suite. A server could present a weak temporary key and downgrade the security of the session.” Two months later, European researchers and Microsoft revealed that one third of all Web servers were vulnerable to this flaw, which they christened FREAK — factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT keys. The…
  • Why Apple is Betting Big on Force Touch

    Kraig Becker
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    One of the more interesting new technologies that Apple developed while designing the Apple Watch is Force Touch. This is the ability of the Watch’s touch screen to sense just how much pressure is being applied to it and respond with different options accordingly. Press lightly for instance to make menu selections or launch an app. But press more firmly and you’ll instantly gain access to a host of different options that weren’t easily accessible before. Force Touch promises to revolutionize the way we interact with our devices, and Apple believes in the technology so much…
  • Meet the Zero G Case, AKA Spiderman iPhone Case

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    We’ve seen our fair share of weird – and some ugly – iPhone cases, but there are a lot of good ones, too. The Zero G case is something we ran across today on Kickstarter, and it does have some potential. Also dubbed the Spiderman iPhone case, the Zero G case stands out because of its use of nano-suction to stick to flat, smooth surfaces; well, most of them. While a comment of the makers of the case turns me off (“Hands free selfies and much more.”), the idea of being able to use your iPhone totally hands-free without the need for separate mounts is appealing.
  • Do We Have an iPhone 6C Leak?

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Rumors of an iPhone 6 with a 4-inch screen have been going around, but they didn’t really have much to stand on. Now, new photos of a supposedly iPhone 6C leak have surfaced, and while we don’t exactly know just how real these photos are, they do provide some interesting points to consider. The first of photos from Future Supplier shows the rear of the iPhone 6C, together with the iPhone 5C for comparison. …and we’re back to plastic! The rear of this iPhone 6C leak shows one major difference: the elongated camera flash. It also seems that the iPhone 6C’s camera…
  • How to Print iPhone Photos Without Any Hassle

    Apple Gazette
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:50 pm
    I bet all your recent photos are in digital format. You’re probably struggling with your iPhone storage because of all the photos you’ve taken. You can always upgrade iCloud, or use Flickr or some other similar service. On another note, while it’s always nice to have photos at your fingertips anytime, anywhere, there is something to be said about having special pictures printed out. The good old fridge photo display is still a thing, not to mention photos in picture frames. Then there are photobooks, which are easily replacing the traditional photo albums back when we had to…
 
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  • Apple aiming for “full jewelry counter experience” with Apple Watch customers, is encouraging appointments

    Chris Barylick
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Tweet Apple’s apparently trying to create the snazziest, most “jewelry counter-style” experience for Apple Watch buyers. As such, sources are saying that the appointment-only process will accommodate walk-ins using a system similar to one recently instituted at Genius Bars worldwide. Back in February, Apple rolled out a new Genius Bar “customer journey” aimed at enhancing the experience for customers walking in without appointments. Instead of just being left to wait around for one’s name to be called, Genius Bar walk-in customers are now asked for their…
  • Pandora CFO points towards upcoming CarPlay integration

    Chris Barylick
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    Tweet Apple and Pandora could be teaming up where CarPlay is concerned. As part of a wide ranging interview with FOX Business Network on Tuesday, Pandora’s chief financial officer Mike Herring broke the silence on upcoming compatibility with Apple’s in-car infotainment solution, saying the streaming service will “definitely be in CarPlay.” While Herring failed to produce a timeline of availability, he is the first company official to comment on Pandora’s CarPlay plans. Pandora was a glaring omission when Apple announced CarPlay one year ago, and the streaming…
  • Apple invites Apple Watch submissions from all third-party developers

    Chris Barylick
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Tweet If you were planning on writing a function for the Apple Watch, now’s the time to begin. Apple has officially invited all third party developers to submit Watch apps to the App Store. This means any of the 1.2 million apps can now submit updates including Watch apps (using the WatchKit framework), beyond the select partners Apple rolled out last week. As a reminder, Watch apps come bundled as extensions inside normal iOS apps. This means customers can update the apps in the iPhone ready for the Watch’s release on the 24th. Apple is pointing developers to the submission reference…
  • Recent wave of Apple hiring may point to effort to improve iOS device batteries

    Chris Barylick
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    Tweet It’s the hiring cycles that show where a company’s going. Apple has been looking to make significant additions to its battery technology team since the beginning of March, with a special emphasis on iOS devices, newly listed positions available at the company reveal. At least nine listings posted within the last month are directly connected to battery technology. Some examples include openings for a hardware manager, a firmware development manager, a battery pack engineering manager, a cell engineer, and an electrical engineer. While some of the positions may be linked to…
  • Apple to hold Q2 earnings on Monday, April 27th

    Chris Barylick
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    Tweet Apple’s most recent profit report will take place on Monday, April 27th. The Q2 earnings report will take place at 2 PM PST/5 PM EST, and audio from the call will be streamed on Apple’s website. In Apple’s previous Q1 earnings call, CEO Tim Cook detailed a record holiday quarter for the company with iPhone sales breaking the 74 million unit mark driven by the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Additionally, last quarter saw another milestone as Apple shipped its one billionth iOS device, and the company saw over US$74 billion in revenue. Stay tuned for the full report as it…
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  • Three April Fools Apple products that should be real

    Kirk Hiner
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Every year on April Fools, we get many press releases aimed to amuse. That’s all well and good, especially when the delivery is so good that the products look like actually may be real. That’s not say they could be real—practically or technologically—but that they’re products that could serve a purpose if they actually existed. Or, they just look great. Either way. Here are some of the favorite April Fools Apple products we received this year. Kameleon Kloak: The First Chameleon-Powered iPhone 6 Case Moshi makes many of our favorite Apple accessories, and it…
  • HBO CEO explains partnership with Apple for HBO Now

    Seth Fitzgerald
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:42 am
    The CEO of HBO has explained the company’s new partnership with Apple for the launch of HBO Now, a streaming service. While talking with CNBC, CEO Richard Plepler said the decision to partner with Apple came from the popularity of HBO Go on Apple devices. Right now, around 60% of HBO Go streaming traffic comes from Apple devices including iPhones,… Continue reading HBO CEO explains partnership with Apple for HBO Now Related posts: HBO and Apple to debut standalone streaming service next month HBO Now will be cable-free, Apple drops price of Apple TV Apple seeds iOS 7.1 and Apple TV betas…
  • Physics puzzler Gunpowder moseys onto iPad

    Jarrett Green
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:35 am
    The west was pretty wild, once upon a time; so much so, that exceedingly wealthy and malicious tycoons could just trot into desert towns and manipulate people without anyone batting an eye. Except the occasional brave hero, who’d risk life and limb for justice and vengeance. If this sounds like the sort of world you could live in, allow Rogue Rocket Games’ new puzzler,… Continue reading Physics puzzler Gunpowder moseys onto iPad Related posts: Free Apps Roundup for December 14, 2012 Free Apps Roundup for February 8, 2013 Free Apps Roundup for October 25, 2013 The post Physics puzzler…
  • Review: DiRT 3: Complete Edition for Mac

    David Temple
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:26 am
    While the game’s settings may say morning sun, this is not your typical morning commute. Feral Interactive is ready to set you loose on the road, gravel, snow, and (as advertised) dirt. There will likely be some accidents along the way, but at least the repair bill is as virtual as the car. DiRT 3 may be set at venues all over the world, but the racing-feel is more Euro style rally. You get to start in Finland, but don’t let that intimidate you too much; the people (AI) you are racing against are not all Fins. You also get to set the difficulty level so you can warm up to the game.
  • Apple Pay hurt by checkout growing pains

    Seth Fitzgerald
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:07 am
    Apple Pay may be the most popular NFC-based mobile contactless payment system, but its growth has been hindered by problems at checkout. Phoenix Marketing International conducted a survey in February and found payment terminals not functioning correctly and cashiers not knowing how to accept Apple Pay hurt the… Continue reading Apple Pay hurt by checkout growing pains Related posts: Apple Pay transactions to be dominated by in-app purchases Apple Pay grows to support 90% of US credit cards Apple Pay reaching gas stations in 2015 The post Apple Pay hurt by checkout growing pains…
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  • MyMac Podcast 550: TV and Bumpers

    Tim Robertson
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:37 am
    Yes, FINALLY Gaz and Guy get to all the great bumpers you people made and pick their favorites. They give a bit on the AppleTV and potential changes for everyone (eventually) in picking the shows and channels you watch, and Guy gets a Drobo while Gaz is done moving his pics around. Download the show […]
  • Tonality, Black & White Photo Editor – Review

    Bob Wood
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Tonality Manufacturer: Macphun MSRP: $14.99 Available in the Mac App Store There is a long history of monochromatic images created by humans. Chauvet Cave in France is credited with having some of the earliest, dating back 30,000 years or more. Tonality by Macphun works to bring this longstanding artistic practice forward into the current century. […]
  • TechFan #203 – Meerkat

    Tim Robertson
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Tim and David test out Meerkat while recording this weeks TechFan Podcast. They also have a new Twitter account, and one email address for contacting the show! Is TxK ripping off T2K? Why such a disparity between Xbox One and 360 in free games? Amazon updates the Fire TVs! All that, and your feedback on […]
  • Cases for your iPhone 6 Plus

    Rich Lefko
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Here are a couple of cases for iPhone 6 Plus owners. One is quite stylish, while the other provides great protection.
  • So there’s the thing called the Maltese Cube

    Guy Serle
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:35 pm
    OK, in the VERY FIRST thing I wrote for my site the oldmanlion.com for my eventual new book, I mentioned a story I wrote called the Maltese Cube and that I wasn’t particularly proud of it. Meanwhile back in the real world, I now have it in Apple’s iBook Store, in Amazon’s Kindle eBook Store, and […]
 
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  • Enterprise-ing 3D artist honors Leonard Nimoy with Mr. Spock bust

    David Pierini
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:44 pm
    To best honor the man beloved for playing Mr. Spock, Phi Vu did what comes most logical to him. He used his talents as a 3D artist to create a bust of the late Leonard Nimoy. The result is a…Read more ›
  • HBO is coming soon to Sling TV

    Buster Hein
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    Dish has reached a new agreement with Turner Broadcasting to keep TBS, TNT, and CNN on its Sling TV service. That’s great news for cord-cutters, but according to a new report, the company might be about to unleash even bigger…Read more ›
  • Stolen iPhone leads blogger to China, stardom and unlikely bromance

    Rob LeFebvre
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:04 am
    Matt Stopera had his iPhone stolen last February from his favorite bar in New York City. Like most of us, he was upset, but not overly so. Matt got a new phone and went about his life. A year later,…Read more ›
  • Meet the 8 new Apple + IBM enterprise apps introduced today

    Buster Hein
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:34 am
    Apple’s partnership with IBM has birthed eight new enterprise apps that the companies announced today on Apple’s Business apps page. The new MobileFirst apps focus mostly on healthcare by providing hospital techs and nurses new methods to access patients records,…Read more ›
  • Apple’s gorgeous new MacBook gets unboxed early

    Luke Dormehl
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    Apple’s new MacBook won’t go on sale for another week-and-a-half. But if you want to get an advance glimpse of the next-gen notebook, you can check out a new unboxing video, which shows off the device’s ultra-thin form factor for…Read more ›
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  • Nikon ViewNX-i and Capture NX-D

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:34 am
    Nikon provides image and video browsing, transfer, editing, etc. with new apps.
  • MacInTouch Redesign

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    MacInTouch today unveils the all-new MacInTouch Home Page, featuring a stunning, Apple-inspired redesign for a gorgeous new experience on desktop and mobile platforms.
  • Firefox 37

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:28 am
    Mozilla's free web browser gets security enhancements and feature improvements.
  • Report: Security

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    disturbing reports from identity theft victims, involving tax returns and Intuit's tax applications
  • Report: Yosemite

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    user interface absurdity; fonts; Snow Leopard-Yosemite dual boot questions; Apple Mail issues and alternatives
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  • Apps For Blackberry Storm You Shouldn’t Move Without

    Rolland
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
    The thunderstorm that is blackberry is becoming one of the best telephones of Blackberry’s over the previous few years and new programs have been being released left and right. There are thousands and thousands of apps daily, available for the Rim Surprise. You’d be surprised what phones can perform today due to the app growth. Some apps are amusing, useful, enjoyable , business related, and games. The most important apps even hook you up to all of your friends via social networking, locate nearby businesses, help you arrange, and can help you conserve time on your own drive. Some…
 
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  • For Those of You Who Have Trouble Sleeping

    Joe
    16 Mar 2015 | 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…
  • How To: Input AutoFill Information for Safari

    Joe
    15 Mar 2015 | 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…
  • For All Writers: Mac writing applications you didn’t know about

    William Chung
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Ever since Microsoft Word was developed in the late 90’s, it seems like everyone has been using Word to do anything with writing. Despite the expensive price, Schools and even businesses have required people to use Word for the past two decades. However, powerful Microsoft Word could not satisfy all writer’s needs. Yet it was because they didn’t have to. There are dozens of Mac applications that people are probably not aware of that have its own special features for specific writing purposes. Therefore, we’ve picked out  few of the best writing applications available for various…
  • Keyboard Shortcuts 101

    William Chung
    12 Feb 2015 | 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…
  • What is Photostream

    Joe
    11 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo stream is a great way to privately share your photos with friends from computer to computer and iPhone to iPhone. The way photo stream works is by wirelessly sending photos to designated devices using iCloud. Before we get started on using photo stream make sure you have all of the requirements: IOS 6.0 or later on all iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches, iPhoto 9.4, and an iCloud account. Now getting started is very simple, go into Settings (System Preferences) > iCloud > select photo steam On. For personal photo syncing, remember to use the same iCloud account for all devices…
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  • Sonnet enhances xMac Pro Server with additional PCIe card expansion option

    dsellers
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    Sonnet ( www.sonnettech.com) has announced the Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit – Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Card Expansion Edition, the latest addition to their line of Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe card expansion systems. The new chassis is an accessory for Sonnet's xMac Pro Server and Echo Express III-R rackmount expansion systems, and is itself a self-contained three-slot PCI Express (PCIe) expansion system that mounts inside the xMac Pro's or III-R's enclosure and can connect to a second 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 bus on a Mac Pro computer. read more
  • Scholarships announced for FileMaker DevCon 2015

    dsellers
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:11 am
    Molly Connolly of Thorsen Consulting and Cris Ippolite of iSolutions have announced a new scholarship opportunity available to FileMaker developers. The scholarships have been established to encourage FileMaker developers wishing to take advantage of the many professional training and networking opportunities at DevCon (http://www.filemaker.com/learning/devcon/). The scholarship will cover the cost of a full conference pass to DevCon 2015. Connolly and Ippolite will select two developers for the award. read more
  • AKVIS announces new Easter Pack for ArtSuite

    dsellers
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:27 am
    AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has announced a new frame pack for AKVIS ArtSuite, which lets you decorate their photos with frames and effects. Extra frame packs can be installed to the program to increase its functionality. The new Easter Pack includes 50 designs. They include eggs, chicks and bunnies, and blooming flowers. You can use these frames to decorate your photos, prepare postcards, and more. Note that the frame packs can only be used in the AKVIS ArtSuite Standalone program. To add a frame pack to ArtSuite, copy it into a folder selected in the program's preferences. read more
  • HoudahSpot 4.0 also available in a German version

    dsellers
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    Houdah Software (www.houdah.com) has added a German localization to HoudahSpot 4.0, a file search tool for Mac OS X. The utility builds upon Spotlight and is designed to make it both more powerful and easier to use. You can set up the search criteria, locations, sort order, result display options, etc. and save these settings as defaults for new searches. Version 4.0 has been completely reimagined for OS X Yosemite. read more
  • Yummy FTP update for Mac OS X reduces transfer fimes

    dsellers
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:37 am
    Yummy Software has released Yummy FTP 1.10.2, an update to their FTP + SFTP + FTPS file transfer client for Mac OS X. Yummy FTP focuses on speed, reliability and productivity. Its highly tuned multi-connection file transfer engine is coupled with an intelligent recovery system to automatically handle most all file transfer issues and more. Among other improvements, version 1.10.2 reduces transfer times in tests against popular rivals. read more
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  • Amazon Dash Button

    John Gruber
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Feels like Amazon meets Philip K. Dick: free little logo-branded dinguses Amazon will give you to stick around your house, and click when you need to re-order more of whatever it’s for. A Bounty paper towel button in your kitchen, a Tide detergent button in your laundry room, Gatorade and Izze soda buttons on your fridge — you get the idea. I’m not sure whether this is genius, or the stupidest thing Amazon has tried yet. Update: A bunch of people are convinced this is a prank for Internet Jackass Day, but Amazon confirmed to The New York Times that it’s a real product.
  • Verizon Wireless Customers Can Now Opt Out of ‘Supercookies’

    John Gruber
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Brian X. Chen, reporting for the NYT: “As the mobile advertising ecosystem evolves, and our advertising business grows, delivering solutions with best-in-class privacy protections remains our focus,” Ms. Lewis said. “As a reminder, we never share information with third parties that identifies our customers as part of our advertising programs.” Translation from corporate jargon to plain English: We were forced to do this because of public scrutiny. To disable the header tracking, users can opt out of the program called Relevant Mobile Advertising. When that happens, Verizon stops…
  • Microsoft’s New Atom-Based $499 Surface 3

    John Gruber
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:55 pm
    Mary Jo Foley, reporting for ZDNet: The new Surface 3 is a 64-bit Intel Atom x7 (Cherry Trail)-based tablet that’s the new little sister to Microsoft’s flagship Surface Pro 3. A Surface 3 tablet with 2 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, minus the add-on keyboard, starts at $499. It ships with Windows 8.1, but will freely upgradable by consumers to Windows 10 for one year following Windows 10’s general availability (a period which will start some time this summer). The Surface 3 will begin shipping on May 5 through a variety of retailers and resellers in 26 markets worldwide.
  • New Chrome OS Devices

    John Gruber
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:29 pm
    Clever idea: a $100 cigar-sized HDMI stick from ASUS — plug it into any HDMI display and you’ve got a Chrome OS computer.  ★ 
  • Facebook ‘Tracks All Visitors, Breaching EU Law’

    John Gruber
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:23 pm
    Samuel Gibbs, reporting for The Guardian: The report, from researchers at the Centre of Interdisciplinary Law and ICT (ICRI) and the Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography department (Cosic) at the University of Leuven, and the media, information and telecommunication department (Smit) at Vrije Universiteit Brussels, was commissioned after an original draft report revealed Facebook’s privacy policy breaches European law. The researchers now claim that Facebook tracks computers of users without their consent, whether they are logged in to Facebook or not, and even if they are not…
 
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  • HBO to be added to Sling TV's lineup in time for new season of Game of Thrones

    John Callaham
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:40 am
    Dish will add HBO to its Sling TV Internet-based television service, sometime before the new season of HBO's hit show Game of Thrones begins April 12. Sling TV first launched in early February with a selection of cable TV channels for as low as $20 a month, with more channels available for extra fees. That will certainly be the case for HBO. Customers will have to pay $15 a month extra to get connected to the premium cable channel. HBO's launch on Sling TV is part of a deal that was reached between Dish and Time Warner, according to The Wall Street Journal. The deal will also allow Dish…
  • Facebook's new Riff app creates a chain of videos centered on a specific topic

    John Callaham
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:43 am
    Facebook has launched a new stand-alone app called Riff, which allows a string of videos to be made and connected together that are based on a specific subject. Riff started as a side project by an app team at Facebook, who wanted to create an easy way for anyone to collaborate on videos. The company stated: Anyone can start by creating a video. All you have to do is give it a topic, like #AprilFools, then your friends can view it and choose to add their own clips on that topic. Once a friend adds a clip to your video, your friend's friends will also be shown the video in Riff and will be…
  • TweetDeck for Mac updated with multi-photo uploads, group messages, and more

    Joseph Keller
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    TweetDeck for Mac has been updated with support for tweets with multiple photos, group direct messages, and account sharing. Twitter has added a number of new capabilities to TweetDeck. You can now use the app to tweet up to four photos in a single message. You can also now participate in group direct messages. For the full set of changes, check out the list below. Share access to your accounts safely & securely with Teams Keep the conversation going with Group DMs Add up to 4 images with every Tweet GIFs and Videos now play in-line Share a Tweet via Direct Message to a group of friends…
  • Cricket Wireless begins selling prepaid GSM SIM cards on Amazon

    Jared DiPane
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
    Cricket looks to make purchasing their prepaid GSM SIM cards even easier by making it available through Amazon. In an effort to get their SIM cards in the hands of more users, Cricket Wireless has announced that they are now working with Amazon to make the ordering process even easier. The prepaid GSM SIM kit from Cricket sells for only $9.99, which gets you one Nano SIM card, one Mini SIM card tray adapter, and one Micro SIM card tray adapter, allowing it to fit in any GSM device. By selling the kit on Amazon, Cricket hopes leverage on Amazon's customer base to show off their products. "Like…
  • Fast Fishing brings its line-casting action to the Mac

    Joseph Keller
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:50 am
    Long-time Mac and iOS developer Strange Flavour has brought their game Fast Fishing to the Mac. One of our must-play games for iOS has made the leap to the Mac. Fast Fishing lets you cast your line across 22 levels in six different areas. Each level has different kinds of fish, with some types being more difficult to catch than others. To help you catch all of these fish, you can upgrade your rod, reel, and gizmos. The game features in-app purchases that will net you coins that you can spend on upgrades, leveling the playing field between you and the fish. You can grab Fast Fishing on the Mac…
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  • Apple Extends Its Trade-In Program

    samzenpus
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    Mark Wilson writes "Earlier in the month it was reveal that Apple was about to start offering gift cards as part of a trade-in program for people buying new a new iPhone. The updated program has now gone live so you can take your old Apple device, or non-Apple smartphone to an Apple store, or mail it in to receive credit. The credit can be used in store or online against the purchase of a new Apple device, and this program expansion is the latest move from Apple to try to tempt users away from other platforms. You can check online to see how much you can expect to receive for your existing…
  • If You Want To Buy an Apple Watch In-Store, You'll Need a Reservation

    samzenpus
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:34 am
    An anonymous reader writes "Good news for those of you thinking of buying an Apple watch but were concerned the experience wouldn't feel exclusive enough. According to MacRumors there will be no walk-in sales the first few weeks of launch. Instead, you'll have to call the store and make reservations. From the article: "Apple will begin offering online pre-sales of the Apple Watch starting on April 10th, with the first deliveries occurring on April 24th, the official Apple Watch launch date. During those two weeks, customers will be able to have hands-on 'try-on' appointments at Apple retail…
  • Is the Apple Watch a Useful Medical Device? (Video)

    Roblimo
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    Let's kill the suspense right away by answering the title question, 'Probably not.' For one thing, according to interviewee Alfred Poor, the Apple Watch is in no way linked to the Apple Research Kit. Dr. Poor is editor of the Health Tech Insider website, so he follows this kind of thing more carefully than most people. And the Apple watch is not the only device mentioned in this video (or transcript, if you prefer reading to listening). If you want to ruminate about the possibility of direct mind control, for instance, you need to know about the Thync, whose vendor calls it 'A groundbreaking…
  • Developers and the Fear of Apple

    Soulskill
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    An anonymous reader writes: UI designer Eli Schiff has posted an article about the "climate of fear" surrounding Apple in the software development community. He points out how developers who express criticism in an informal setting often recant when their words are being recorded, and how even moderate public criticism is often prefaced by flattery and endorsements. Beyond that, the industry has learned that they can't rely on Apple's walled garden to make a profit. The opaque app review process, the race to the bottom on pricing, and Apple's resistance to curation of the App Store are…
  • Apple Doubles MacBook Pro R/W Performance

    samzenpus
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Lucas123 writes Benchmark tests performed on the 2015 MacBook Pro revealed it does have twice the read/write performance as the mid-2014 model. Tests performed with the Blackmagic benchmark tool revealed read/write speeds of more than 1,300MBps/1,400MBps, respectively. So what's changed? The new MacBook Pro does have a faster Intel dual-core i7 2.9GHz processor and 1866MHz LPDDR3) RAM, but the real performance gain is in the latest PCIe M.2 flash module. The 2014 model used a PCIe 2.0 x2 card and the 2015 model uses a PCIe 3.0 x4 (four I/O lanes) card. Twice the lanes, twice the speed. While…
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  • Sonnet enhances xMac Pro Server with additional PCIe card expansion option

    dsellers
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    Sonnet ( www.sonnettech.com) has announced the Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit – Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Card Expansion Edition, the latest addition to their line of Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe card expansion systems. The new chassis is an accessory for Sonnet's xMac Pro Server and Echo Express III-R rackmount expansion systems, and is itself a self-contained three-slot PCI Express (PCIe) expansion system that mounts inside the xMac Pro's or III-R's enclosure and can connect to a second 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 bus on a Mac Pro computer. read more
  • Scholarships announced for FileMaker DevCon 2015

    dsellers
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:11 am
    Molly Connolly of Thorsen Consulting and Cris Ippolite of iSolutions have announced a new scholarship opportunity available to FileMaker developers. The scholarships have been established to encourage FileMaker developers wishing to take advantage of the many professional training and networking opportunities at DevCon (http://www.filemaker.com/learning/devcon/). The scholarship will cover the cost of a full conference pass to DevCon 2015. Connolly and Ippolite will select two developers for the award. read more
  • AKVIS announces new Easter Pack for ArtSuite

    dsellers
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:27 am
    AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has announced a new frame pack for AKVIS ArtSuite, which lets you decorate their photos with frames and effects. Extra frame packs can be installed to the program to increase its functionality. The new Easter Pack includes 50 designs. They include eggs, chicks and bunnies, and blooming flowers. You can use these frames to decorate your photos, prepare postcards, and more. Note that the frame packs can only be used in the AKVIS ArtSuite Standalone program. To add a frame pack to ArtSuite, copy it into a folder selected in the program's preferences. read more
  • HoudahSpot 4.0 also available in a German version

    dsellers
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    Houdah Software (www.houdah.com) has added a German localization to HoudahSpot 4.0, a file search tool for Mac OS X. The utility builds upon Spotlight and is designed to make it both more powerful and easier to use. You can set up the search criteria, locations, sort order, result display options, etc. and save these settings as defaults for new searches. Version 4.0 has been completely reimagined for OS X Yosemite. read more
  • Yummy FTP update for Mac OS X reduces transfer fimes

    dsellers
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:37 am
    Yummy Software has released Yummy FTP 1.10.2, an update to their FTP + SFTP + FTPS file transfer client for Mac OS X. Yummy FTP focuses on speed, reliability and productivity. Its highly tuned multi-connection file transfer engine is coupled with an intelligent recovery system to automatically handle most all file transfer issues and more. Among other improvements, version 1.10.2 reduces transfer times in tests against popular rivals. read more
 
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  • 7 iPhone security apps

    Josh Rotter
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Apple has removed a number of antivirus and anti-malware apps from the App Store, but that doesn't mean you should ignore all iOS security apps. These 7 are worth a look if you want extra protection.
  • Best indie games from GDC and SXSW 2015

    Tuong Nguyen
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Check out the top honorees at GDC's Independent Games Festival and SXSW's Gamer's Voice awards.
  • Spring-clean your smartphone

    Josh Rotter
    17 Mar 2015 | 12:52 pm
    11 apps that can improve your phone's performance.
  • 6 calendar apps that spring ahead

    Josh Rotter
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Find an iOS or Android calendar that meets your agenda.
  • Get Driver Booster 2 Pro for 30 percent off

    Tuong Nguyen
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    Easily download and update all of your device drivers and boost your performance from one elegant interface -- for only $19.99.
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  • Upcoming São Paulo Retail Store Gains Apple-Decorated Barricades as Opening Approaches

    Juli Clover
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Over the course of the last several weeks, Apple has been hiring new employees for its upcoming Apple Store in São Paulo, Brazil, and as of this week, barriers decorated with Apple logos have gone up around the store, suggesting the store's official launch is growing closer. Shared by Brazilian site Blog do iPhone [Google Translate], the barricades feature an Apple logo surrounded by dots in varying sizes in silver, gold, and space gray, the colors of the iPhone, the iPad, and the upcoming MacBook. The words on the walls read "Apple Store Morumbi. Em Breve," which translates to "Coming…
  • TweetDeck for Mac Updated With Teams, Group DMs, In-Line GIFs and More

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:07 am
    TweetDeck for Mac on Wednesday received its first significant update since August 2014, gaining several new features that have been long overdue for the standalone OS X app. The new features include support for TweetDeck Teams, group direct messages, the ability to add up to four images with every tweet, in-line GIF and video playback, the option to share a tweet via direct message to a group of friends and more. The update also contains a number of bug fixes and improvements to the overall performance of TweetDeck for Mac, and Dataminr subscribers can now add columns and receive…
  • EA Launches 'Get To Work' Expansion for 'The Sims 4'

    Mitchel Broussard
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:22 am
    EA today announced the first major expansion for The Sims 4, called "Get To Work", launching today. The expansion is aimed at introducing a handful of new interactive career options for Sims to explore alongside an update that allows users to create and run their own retail business. The three new careers included in the expansion are Doctor, Detective, and Scientist, with each providing interactive experiences with fellow coworkers, the ability to work up the promotional hierarchy, or, of course, the choice to "wreak havoc on the workplace." Doctors will make house calls, perform surgeries,…
  • Apple to Announce Q2 2015 Earnings on April 27

    Juli Clover
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Apple updated its investor relations page today to note that it will announce its earnings for the second fiscal quarter (first calendar quarter) of 2015 on Monday, April 27. The quarterly earnings statement will be released sometime 1:30 PM Pacific/4:30 PM Eastern, with a conference call to discuss the report taking place at 2:00 PM Pacific/5:00 PM Eastern. The earnings release will provide a look at sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus during the period following Apple's record-breaking first quarter as well as iPad and Mac sales throughout the first few months of 2015. For the first quarter of…
  • How to Use iTunes Match

    Lory Gil
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:31 pm
    For $24.99 per year, or about two dollars per month, iTunes Match keeps all of your music in iCloud so you can access any song at any time from any device instead of picking and downloading your favorite playlists every time you sync your device. Plus, Apple will provide you with high quality playback using 256 Kbps AAC DRM free versions of your music, even if your original copy was lower quality. Some users may not be entirely familiar with how the service works, so we've put together this tutorial that explains the process of how to subscribe to and use iTunes Match on your computer and…
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  • Join Dr. Mac for Cool Tech and Pizza at Chicago Apple User Group Wednesday

    Bryan Chaffin
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:28 pm
    ZOMG! Have you heard the news? Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus is presenting at the Chicago Apple User Group (CAUP) tonight! That's Wednesday, April 1st, only we're not foolin'. After the meeting there's going to be pizza, too, so you should totally be there.
  • HBO Coming to Sling TV Ahead of Game of Thrones Launch

    Jeff Gamet
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Apple TV isn't the only set top box getting HBO in time for season 5 of Game of Thrones because now it's coming to Sling TV, too. Unlike Apple TV's HBO Now channel, however, HBO on Sling TV will part of the "Best of Live TV" core subscription package instead of a stand-alone subscription channel.The Mac Observer Spin: Apple may have an exclusive deal for HBO Now, but that's not going to matter for plenty of cord cutters who already have a Roku TV, Xbox One, or Amazon Fire TV, this will likely be enough to keep them from jumping to Apple TV.
  • GoGroove SonaVERSE BX Portable Stereo Speaker System w/ Rechargeable Battery

    Bob LeVitus
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:05 pm
    My buddy Trevor over at Accessory Power alerted me to another outstanding deal - this time on a little non-Bluetooth rechargeable speaker called GOgroove SonaVERSE BX Portable Stereo Speaker System. While I didn't actually test this one (I've got way too many portable speakers already), I expect it to sound pretty darn good for its size and price based on hundreds of positive reviews and its 4.1 star Amazon.com rating. The best part is: That price has never been lower-with an SRP of $64.99, you can have one of your very own for a mere $14.99, and shipping is free. Design features…
  • The (New) Mouse of Dr. Mac’s Dreams

    Bob LeVitus
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:40 pm
    This week in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves #116, I tell you about my latest infaturation -- Logitechâs just-released MX Master mouse, which includes the best speed-adaptive scroll wheel Iâve ever used. That alone would be worth the price of admission to me, but the new MX Master mouse has much more to love. For example...
  • TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-01: Understanding the Apple Watch In-store Purchase System

    Jeff Gamet
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    Apple's system for dealing with Apple Watch try-ons and purchases is pretty slick, and TMO found out how it's going to work. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to explain how the Apple Watch try-on and purchase appointment system will work, and talk about how this is good for customers, Apple, and other shops in the area of your local Apple Store.
 
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  • Apple Watch Available in Nine Countries on April 24

    9 Mar 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Apple today announced that Apple Watch will be available April 24 to customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK, and the U.S. Apple Watch brings an entirely new way to receive information at a glance and interact with the world through third-party apps designed specifically for the wrist. “Apple Watch begins a new chapter in the way we relate to technology and we think our customers are going to love it,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We can’t wait for people to start wearing Apple Watch to easily access information that matters, to interact with…
  • Apple Unveils All-New MacBook

    9 Mar 2015 | 3:09 pm
    Apple today unveiled the all-new MacBook, a thinner and lighter line of notebooks available in gold, silver, and space gray aluminum finishes. MacBook features a 12-inch Retina display; a full-size keyboard; the all-new Force Touch trackpad; a compact USB-C port for data transfer, video out, and charging in a single connector; and a new battery designed to deliver all-day life. “Apple has reinvented the notebook with the new MacBook, and at just 2 pounds and 13.1 millimeters, it’s the thinnest and lightest Mac ever,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide…
  • Apple Updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and MacBook Air

    9 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display and the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air. “Today, the popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, 11-inch MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Air all received significant upgrades,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The 13-inch MacBook Pro has been updated with the latest processors, more powerful graphics, faster flash, longer battery life, and the all-new Force Touch trackpad. We’re also bringing the latest processors and graphics and faster Thunderbolt 2 to the 11-inch and…
  • Apple Introduces ResearchKit, Giving Medical Researchers New Tools

    9 Mar 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Apple today announced ResearchKit, an open-source software framework designed for medical and health research that can help doctors and scientists gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using iPhone apps. World-class research institutions have already developed apps with ResearchKit for studies on asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease. “iOS apps already help millions of customers track and improve their health. With hundreds of millions of iPhones in use around the world, we saw an opportunity for Apple to have an even…
  • HBO NOW Premiering in April; Subscription Available to Apple Customers

    9 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Apple and HBO today announced HBO NOW is premiering next month, making an HBO subscription available directly to Apple customers for the first time ever. iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV users can purchase HBO NOW directly in-app as a standalone service to watch HBO’s original programming, Hollywood hit movies, documentaries, sports, and comedy specials for $14.99 a month. “HBO NOW offers a new generation of HBO fans many of the best TV programs in the world without a cable or satellite subscription,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and…
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  • App Discounts for World Autism Day 2015

    Ricky Buchanan
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:13 pm
    April is Autism Acceptance Month, and Autism Acceptance Day is the 2nd of April each year. It has become customary for many companies who make apps used by people with autism to be discounted or made free for that day, or a longer period surrounding that day. Because premium apps for communication – AAC apps – are especially expensive due to their complexity, many people wait for this discounted day to purchase these apps. Here are a list of premium AAC apps that ATMac has been told will be discounted for WAAD in 2015… Please note that the prices we’re quoting here are…
  • Weekend Roundup for 29 March 2015

    Ricky Buchanan
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:06 am
    Here are the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of 29 March 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users. No pictures today – I am struggling mightily with crappy health and other things. Sorry! OS X Force Touch is going to do incredible things for accessibility [Audio] Quick tip demo of print to a pdf file from Safari for VoiceOver users How to use Windows PC peripherals on your new Mac – This can be important if you have expensive accessibility equipment! Most will work on Macs as…
  • Weekend Roundup for 22 March 2015

    Ricky Buchanan
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Here are the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of 22 March 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users. OS X Top 15 hidden Force Click features on the new 2015 MacBook There should be a video here – if you can’t see it, try viewing the post on ATMac. HeadMouse Extreme iOS Here are the 5 Apple ResearchKit apps you can start using now Tip of the Day: Setting Different Calendar Alert Types in iOS 8 – Understand your reminder options! Use these wallpapers to remind you to spend…
  • Straps for iPad and iPad Mini – Part 1

    Ricky Buchanan
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    There are not a lot of ways to permanently attach a strap or lanyard to your iPad or iPad mini – but there are probably more than you think there are. Here are our best suggestions. You might also like the other article in this series: Lanyards and Straps for your iPhone and iPod Touch. Think First! What are your needs? These are some questions to help you clarify what you are looking for: What is the device you need the strap for? You’ll need to know if it’s an iPad or iPad Mini and exactly what model you have as cases are often specific to a single model. Do you want a…
  • Weekend Roundup for 15 March 2015

    Ricky Buchanan
    15 Mar 2015 | 4:03 am
    Here’s the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of 15 March 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users. OS X Another Great Resource for learning VoiceOver and the Mac Been wanting to buy Dragon Dictate? Nuance’s 50% off downloads expires 18 March. Hurry! I Used Dictation and Voice Control for a Week. Here’s What Happened How to create text shortcuts in OS X Yosemite Mad About Mice – all your pointer controlling options including mice, trackpads, and more iOS Jane Farrall…
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  • Report: The how, the where, and the when for the Apple Watch ordering

    Mike Flaminio
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:17 pm
    9 to 5 Mac has a nice compilation of details on the Apple Watch. The Apple watch is going to be quite a bit different than other Apple product launches. I'm curious about making a try-on appointment starting April 10th. It sounds like you can make an appointment to check out the watches at an Apple retail store, and then pre-order your preference. Ideally, that's the way to go, but I wonder at what point they cut off deliveries for launch day? There will also be a new reservation system where you can pre-order your watch and pick it up in store. That part isn't completely new, but what is…
  • Apple retail tracking site ifoapplestore calls it quits

    Mike Flaminio
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:03 pm
    Gary Allen is ending his project tracking Apple's retail stores at iifoapplestore. Over the years the site has been a great resource for the happenings with Apple's retail arm, especially in the early years. Covering Apple retail has been a passion as he has visited over 140 stores around the world as most unique tourist. Gary cited mainstream coverage of Apple retail as he no longer is serving an obscure niche. Anyway, I appreciate his parting words of advice: <blockquote class=quote>My final advice is: don't overthink Apple. Instead, remember Steve Jobs and his boundless enthusiasm…
  • Session with Becoming Steve Jobs authors available on iTunes

    Mike Flaminio
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:39 pm
    A 49 minute video and audio podcast is available on iTunes with the new biography of Steve Jobs. A passage from the book was read by one of the authors and that was followed with Q/A about the book. <blockquote class=quote>Co-authors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli talk about their book Becoming Steve Jobs. The book sheds new light on the colorful and compelling figure who became one of the most famous CEOs in history. Moderated by John Gruber of Daring Fireball. Becoming Steve Jobs is available on iBooks.</blockquote>
  • MacBook's USB-C Connector, Meerkat, Super Troopers, + More

    Mike Flaminio
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    9:00 - New MacBook and USB-C 35:30 - Periscope &amp; Meerkat 45:00 - Enlight 50:30 - One Shot 53:00 - Super Troopers 2 This week we debate the new USB-C connector on the latest MacBook. Also a bunch of apps have caught our eye including Meerkat, Enlight, Periscope, and OneShot.
  • TED comes to Apple TV

    Mike Flaminio
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:19 pm
    MacRumors: <blockquote class=quote>Apple added three new TV channels to the Apple TV set-top box on Tuesday in the United States: TED, Tastemade and Young Hollywood. The three new channels bring non-profit TED Talks and a wide selection of premium food, travel and celebrity programming to the Apple TV and should be available beginning today. </blockquote> Steady drip of new content for Apple TV.
 
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  • Wednesday Morning News

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:02 pm
    There has been a lot of talk about iPad sales and the fact that they declined last year. They are about to come under a bit more pressure today with Microsoft announcing pre-orders for a new version of its Surface tablet called the Surface 3. Why is it such a danger to the iPad? Price my friends, the device will debut starting at $699 in Australia. That puts it much more in the iPad market than
  • Tuesday Morning News

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Many had hoped for a 4-inch iPhone 6 at last years launch. Their patience may be rewarded with pictures emerging of what is claimed to be the back shell of a 4-inch iPhone 6C. The shots were posted by someone called Future Supplier and were picked up by 9to5Mac. Of course there is no way of knowing if the photo’s are real but they do tend to support some recent rumours about a smaller iPhone being released this year. If you have an Android
  • Monday Morning News

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    There has been a lot of discussion about the Apple Watch edition, from it’s price to what that means about the people who buy it. Some of you might be wondering for that sort of coin do you get anything else? According to 9to5Mac the answer is yes. Mark Gurman reports that a customer interested in the Apple Watch Edition will be given access to a dedicated expert, with no wait, to provide a personalised “journey” for
  • MacTalk Review - Logitech Keys-to-go

    28 Mar 2015 | 1:12 am
    Let me start by saying, no I do not have a thing for keyboards. Yes I have done a couple of reviews already, and yes I may have purchased a Logitech keyboard cover from another MacTalker but that does not mean I have thing for keyboards. It just means that I continue my search for a solution to the conundrum of wanting a keyboard with my iPad Mini whilst not giving up its fantastic size and weight advantages. Now as you will know from my
  • Thursday Morning News

    25 Mar 2015 | 2:33 pm
    If you are a member of the UK Parliament, ok unlikely any of them are reading my daily news, then rejoice you are about to get a free iPad Air 2. The Telegraph reported on the announcement from the House of Commons Commission, which noted that they required a secure sim enabled device, good life expectancy and capable of supporting future upgrades. iPad Air 2 met those requirements whilst being competitive
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  • Scholarships Announced for FileMaker DevCon 2015

    admin
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Chicago, Illinois – Molly Connolly of Thorsen Consulting and Cris Ippolite of iSolutions are pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity available to FileMaker developers. The scholarship will cover the cost of a full conference pass to DevCon 2015; a $1600 value. Connolly and Ippolite will select two developers for the award. The scholarships have been established to encourage FileMaker developers wishing to take advantage of the many professional training and networking opportunities at DevCon, according to Thorsen and Ippolite. “We understand that when you’re first…
  • Scholarships Announced for FileMaker DevCon 2015

    admin
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Chicago, Illinois – Molly Connolly of Thorsen Consulting and Cris Ippolite of iSolutions are pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity available to FileMaker developers. The scholarship will cover the cost of a full conference pass to DevCon 2015; a $1600 value. Connolly and Ippolite will select two developers for the award. The scholarships have been established to encourage FileMaker developers wishing to take advantage of the many professional training and networking opportunities at DevCon, according to Thorsen and Ippolite. “We understand that when you’re first…
  • Kitty Mini Adventure for iOS blends elements of RPG and endless runners

    admin
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    Trabuco Canyon, California – Pulse Code today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Kitty Mini Adventure 1.02 for iOS, a casual game that blends basic role playing game elements such as experience and skills with an endless runner. Jump your way through a colorful and mysterious world to find the one item you have been searching for. Can you reach the ultimate goal? On its surface, Kitty Mini Adventure is very simple and kid friendly. The game shows its depth as you unlock skills and new areas as you play and gain experience points. New skills such as flying…
  • Kitty Mini Adventure for iOS blends elements of RPG and endless runners

    admin
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    Trabuco Canyon, California – Pulse Code today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Kitty Mini Adventure 1.02 for iOS, a casual game that blends basic role playing game elements such as experience and skills with an endless runner. Jump your way through a colorful and mysterious world to find the one item you have been searching for. Can you reach the ultimate goal? On its surface, Kitty Mini Adventure is very simple and kid friendly. The game shows its depth as you unlock skills and new areas as you play and gain experience points. New skills such as flying…
  • AlphaDigits Top Rated Apps March 2015

    admin
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Long Island, New York – Mobile app review publisher AlphaDigits has named the top rated apps for March 2015. AlphaDigits names five top class mobile apps every month based on the reviews published in the website during the particular month. This website has now released the names of top rated mobile apps for the month of March. Bingo Bash (10 /10): The gaming app, Bingo Bash provides a special way of enjoying game-play to Low Maturity users and above. Through it, you get to join many millions of enthusiasts and have the chance to make enormous wins. It features more than 350 levels as…
 
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  • Scholarships Announced for FileMaker DevCon 2015

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Molly Connolly of Thorsen Consulting and Cris Ippolite of iSolutions are pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity available to FileMaker developers. The scholarships have been established to encourage FileMaker developers wishing to take advantage of the many professional training and networking opportunities at DevCon. The scholarship will cover the cost of a full conference pass to DevCon 2015. Connolly and Ippolite will select two developers for the award.
  • Kitty Mini Adventure for iOS blends elements of RPG and endless runners

    1 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    California based Pulse Code today introduces Kitty Mini Adventure 1.02, its new casual game title for iOS devices. Made for for kids of all ages, Kitty Mini Adventure is an easy, non-violent game that takes you on a journey of discovery and skill building. Jump your way through time and space in a delightful game that blends basic role playing game elements such as experience and skills with an endless runner. Get experience, gain levels, and learn new skills like double jump and flying.
  • d-Studio LLC introduces RecApp 1.0 for iOS - Professional Voice Recorder

    1 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Ukrainian software development company, d-Studio LLC today introduces RecApp 1.0 for iOS, its new voice recorder designed for professional use. Perfect for journalists, bloggers, musicians and students alike, RecApp contains a wide set of features that can be of value for professional voice recorder users. Easily add comments to records during the recording as well as playback, open audio files from cloud storage as well as other sharing options, iOS 8 Widget, SoundCloud support and more.
  • Think Shapes Puzzle App Brings Families Together for Fun And Challenges

    1 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    SoftUps, LLC today introduces Think Shapes 1.0, its free and unique puzzle game for iOS and Android devices. Extremely easy to learn yet difficult to master, players work to stack, color and rotate various shapes to match the goal before running out of moves. Featuring over 270 challenging levels, this free puzzle game sharpens thinking skills, increases spatial sense and strengthens brain age all while having fun. Players can log in through Facebook to invite and challenge friends and family.
  • AlphaDigits Top Rated Apps March 2015

    1 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    AlphaDigits names five top class mobile apps based on the reviews during the month of March 2015. Bingo Bash provides a special way of enjoying game-play to Low Maturity users and above. Bingo Dab is an app meant to improve your speed and accuracy by your bingo tapping. In Lab Squab, your job is to navigate Scab out of his mess and set him free. Local Snaps gives people access to photos from different parts of the world. If you love to create, MyBrushes Pro is the app for you.
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  • DragonVale: How to breed a Monolith Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    17 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    MONOLITH DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 3 hours for v 1&2, 25 hours for v3&4 BUY-IT Price: ? Gems HOW TO BREED: The first two Monolith dragons can only be earned by completing the “Epic Egg Hunt” Easter event. Those first two Monoliths can be bred to get the 3rd and 4th Monoliths (as well as extra […]
  • Review: Seidio’s OBEX Waterproof iPhone case

    Dr. Macenstein
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:04 am
    I’ve has a standalone waterproof Canon camera for years, and while it has certainly allowed me to get shots with the kids out in the ocean that I would be too scared to attempt with my SLR or my iPhone, I never loved that camera. The display was hard to see, especially with sunglasses, the […]
  • Apple’s Spring Ahead event: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh

    Dr. Macenstein
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    Well, it’s been an exciting couple of weeks leading up to Apple’s Spring Ahead Event! Haha, just kidding. I honestly could not be less interested in the Apple watch or this event in general, so let’s see if Apple was able to change my mind. Here’s my take on what was the Good, the Bad, […]
  • What level of support should a successful game developer be expected to offer?

    Dr. Macenstein
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:53 am
    I’ll admit upfront that I am writing this article out of personal frustration towards BackFlip studios, formerly one of my favorite iOS game developers, but my long-standing support issues with them raise a question that ALL successful developers should be asking themselves – namely, “How much support am I morally, ethically, and perhaps even LEGALLY supposed […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Thorn Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    THORN DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 7 Hours BUY-IT Price: ??? Gems HOW TO BREED: The Thorn Dragon can only be unlocked by redeeming roses in the Gathering of Roses Event (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 […]
 
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  • iconStiX 3.2 - Combine and attach images to desktop items. (Shareware)

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:29 pm
    iconStiX is an easy-to-use, fundamental icon tool that allows users to combine and attach images to desktop items. iconStiX is a simple program to combine images and attach composition as custom icon to desktop items such as folder. It is cooperated with the Finder's services, so that you can select "Open iconStiX" in the Finder's contextual menu to start the program. It supports basic functions such as adding multiple objects (image, shape and text) and overviewing them in a table moving, resizing, rotating, skewing, coloring and shadowing objects attaching/removing custom icons saving…
  • Debookee 4.2.0 - Analyze the information being sent over your network. (Demo)

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Debookee is a packet-capture tool and network analyzer that allows you to see what your devices are sending over the network. Features: Intercept traffic from any device on your network: iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, PC, Mac, etc. Now you can analyze the traffic of devices that can't support packet capture, such as mobile, tablets, etc. Real-time packet capture analysis: extraction of requests details such as: HTTP, HTTPS, DNS, TCP, DHCP. LanScan Pro integrated: To perform an initial scan of your network, a version of LanScan Pro is integrated in Debookee. Wifi connection details:…
  • Bitcasa 3.0.0 - Infinite cloud storage accesible from anywhere; free 10 GB account. (Free)

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Bitcasa is the personal app that integrates infinite storage, sync, backup, and share into your desktop and across all your devices. Store everything you own With Bitcasa, you can store all your data, including entire external drives, and never have to worry about storage again. Bitcasa is safe Bitcasa encrypts your data before storing it in cloud. You can now safely store all your memories without ever having to worry about them getting into the wrong hands. Access from anywhere Once you've stored your data in Bitcasa, you can access it from any device. Your data is intelligently streamed…
  • SalesX 1.0.2 - Reach your iTC sales reports (beta). (Demo)

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:24 pm
    SalesX is the simplest way to reach your iTC sales reports. It has support for multiple accounts.Version 1.0.2: Fix can't refresh new data bugFix bug with no app accountFix units display bugFix bug that can login twice using one account Fix no notification when new data arrivesIncrease main window size The feature of displaying IAP data is under development OS X 10.10. or later Download Now
  • A Better Finder Attributes 5.30 - Change file creation and modification dates. (Shareware)

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:23 pm
    A Better Finder Attributes is the ultimate file-tweaking tool for OS X. It combines photo-shooting date and file date changing along with a few unique tricks of its own. Change EXIF Timestamps at Will A Better Finder Attributes 5 allows you to manipulate JPEG, CR2, NEF, ARF CRW and CIFF EXIF timestamps at will by setting them to specific times or batch adjusting them by adding and removing time (useful for correcting the timestamps of images taken with a digital camera with a incorrectly set clock and to compensate for timezone changes). Correct Finder Sorting for JPEG EXIF and RAW Photo A…
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    macZOT!

  • The Super Premium Photoshop Mock-Ups Collection

    MacZOT
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:22 pm
    The Super Premium Photoshop Mock-Ups Collection Normally: $350.00 ZOT Price: $24.00 Click to macZOT! Download Trial     One of the best ways to show somebody a design or to convince a client that your idea is the best is by showing a mock-up of a certain product. It’s the closest you can get to a real product, but without spending money on the product itself. No matter how you take it, mock-ups are a win-win situation. Some of the most used types of mock-up templates nowadays are stationaries and magazines, because – let’s face it – there are a lot of…
  • Paragon 4-in-1 Mac Bundle & Boot Camp Backup

    MacZOT
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Paragon 4-in-1 Mac Bundle & Boot Camp Backup The bundle contains five must-have products for every Mac user: Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 – Paragon HFS for Windows 10 – Paragon ExtFS for Mac OS X 9 – Paragon Camptune X & Paragon Boot Camp Backup. They solve all incompatibility issues of Mac OS X and Windows! Normally: $79.80 ZOT Price: $29.95 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 Get full read and write access to Windows NTFS File System from your Mac® OS X! Using a Mac® is a wonderful experience – until you try to use a…
  • Deliver

    MacZOT
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Deliver Send files easily across Internet and local networks Normally: $19.95 ZOT Price: $9.98 Click to macZOT!   Send and share files easily across the Internet and local networks Deliver offers automatic e-mail notifications, hot folders, delivery to multiple destinations, support for major online services, detailed history and much more KEY FEATURES Send files across the Internet and locally Deliver supports all major online services: FTP, SFTP, Google Storage, Amazon S3, WebDAV, Secure WebDAV, AFP, SMB, as well as local destinations.   Automatic e-mail notifications Deliver…
  • 74 Amazing PS Actions + Bonus for Just $16 (Save $175)

    MacZOT
    17 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    74 Amazing PS Actions + Bonus for Just $16 (Save $175) Normally: $191.00 ZOT Price: $16.00 Click to macZOT!   Take a look at what you get:                                   Bonus: Photoshop Make-Up Artist Kit System Requirements: - Files are delivered as an instant download. – These files are compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS3+ or any similar application which supports .ASL, .ATN and .PSD formats . – Files can be used in an unlimited number of personal or commercial projects. ? Reselling,…
  • Intego Family Protector X8

    MacZOT
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:15 pm
    Intego Family Protector X8 Powerful Mac Parental Control Software Normally: $49.99 ZOT Price: $24.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Intego Family Protector helps parents manage Internet access for their children by setting up customizable profiles, monitoring online activity, and restricting them from accessing inappropriate content. It gives kids freedom to enjoy their favorite areas of the Internet while keeping them protected and safe from online threats. Do You Know Where Your Kids Are Going? As a parent, you want to give your children enough freedom to explore the world while…
 
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  • Tiny geolocators track birds flying 1,600 miles across the Atlantic

    Jon Fingas
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    It's easy to prove that big birds like gulls will cross oceans when they migrate, but tiny birds are another matter -- the trackers you need are usually enormous in comparison. The Vermont Center for Ecostudies wasn't daunted, though. It successfully...
  • TweetDeck for Mac finally gets features the web version already has

    Billy Steele
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Over the past few months, Twitter has added a load of useful features to TweetDeck on the web, leaving the desktop app to age. Well, the Mac version of the 140-character social network software is finally getting some of those tools. With an update t...
  • Crashing this 80-megapixel drone camera is a $60K mistake

    Andrew Tarantola
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Phase One has debuted what it's calling "the world's smallest" 80-megapixel medium format camera. The Phase One iXU 180 weighs just two pounds and its body is barely bigger than the Schneider-Kreuznach lense it's attached to. That means the entire ri...
  • The maker of 'Eve' is betting big on VR and it might pay off

    Aaron Souppouris
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    It's been a very rough 18 months for the makers of Eve Online, CCP. The company has lost money, canceled the long-delayed World of Darkness MMO, laid off well over 100 employees and said goodbye to two high-profile execs. It also hasn't released any ...
  • Facebook Riff has you making videos with your friends' help

    Jon Fingas
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:19 am
    No, Facebook isn't done experimenting with mobile apps yet -- meet Riff, a just-launched app for Android and iOS that has you building collaborative videos. You start by recording a short clip (under 20 seconds) and giving it a topic. After that, you...
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2015.03.31

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:12 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 520. Will Apple Watch supplies be low? More on the Apple Watch buying experience. New Apple TV hardware soon? Apple acquisitions points to Cloud. OS X 10.10.3 beta and iOS 8.3 beta updates. Macbook Air upgrade has surprises. Apple revamped Beats headed by Reznor. Updated 4-inch iPhone model. Thanks ifo Apple Store. Choosing an Apple Watch band. Damages Macbook Pro screens. Interview: Michael Simmons from Flexibits on Fantastical 2 for Mac Quick Tip: iOS 'CHOCKLOCK' trick. Special thanks to our sponsor: lynda.com -…
  • Maccast 2015.03.21

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:44 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 519. Speculating on Apple Watch numbers. May the Force Touch be with you. Analyzing the MacBook. ResearchKit starts strong. Hiding a 'Titan' in plain sight. Apple may launch streaming TV service. More iTunes management on laptops. iCloud free account limit. Shooting video on an iPhone. Thing of the Moment: CARROT Weather Special thanks to our sponsors: Smile - smilesoftware.com lynda.com - Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video tutorials. Visit lynda.com/maccast to start your free trial. Shownotes in: HTML or…
  • Maccast 2015.03.10 - Apple's 'Spring Forward' Event

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:55 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 518. My thoughts on Apple's 'Spring Forward' event. Apple TV HBO Now update. The Apple Watch. Apple's new 2015 MacBook. Apple releases iOS 8.2 with Apple Watch App. Fixing iCloud Contacts syncing. Managing large Mac OS X Photo Libraries Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Shownotes in: HTML or OPML Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
  • Maccast 2015.03.02

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:40 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 517. Apple Watch event coming. Apple likely developing a car. Touch ID coming to Mac? Apple will offer iOS Public Betas. Apple Pay in Europe mid-April? Apple acknowledges Macbook Pro Display issues. Consolidate iTunes Library on external. Cleaning up "On My iPhone" Contacts. Tracking sold iPhones in the Post. Thing of the Moment: Audio Technica AT2005USB. iPhone World Gallery Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: lynda.com - Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video…
  • Maccast 2015.02.18 - The Amigos Show

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek), David Sparks, and Victor Cajiao
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:35 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 516. This week a special Three Amigos episode. I'm joined by David Sparks (MacSparky) and Victor Cajiao (Artechulate) as we discuss the latest happenings in the world of Apple. In this episode we cover our excitement over the upcoming Apple Watch release, discuss what Apple may (or may not) be doing with cars, and chat about Tim Cook's greening of Apple. That and a whole bunch more. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Smile - smilesoftware.com lynda.com - Learn at your own pace…
 
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  • Noizio

    Mark
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Collection of ambient sounds to soothe your soul and drown out the harsher realities of life. Sounds include October Rain, Paris Café, Thunderstorm, Campfire, Winter Wind, Sea Waves, River Stream, Summer Night, Sunny Day and Deep Space. Create mixes and control volumes.
  • Skala Color

    Mark
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Add another tab to your Mac’s built-in colour picker. This one is aimed a developers who deal with hex, CSS RGBA, CSS HSLA, UIColor, NSColor and other formats. Allows for fine-tuning and random selections.
  • Handy Calculator

    Mark
    15 Feb 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Calculator with easy-to-see numbers fades from view when not in use. You can input complete formulas, including parentheses, before hitting the equal sign. Handles copy and paste.
  • Pastebox [2]

    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.
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    Mac Tutorial Previews

  • 0496 - Things 2 for OS X [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Things 2 is a fully featured task manager application from Cultured Code. Since we last covered it, Things has had many new much requested features added, most importantly cross platform syncing. In this episode, Todd Olthoff brings us up to speed on the main features of Things 2 and explores some of the new features.
  • 0495 - HoudahSpot 4 [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Spotlight is great, but it could be better! Enter HoudahSpot 4 - the ultimate search utility for the Mac. Now re-written from the ground up, HoudahSpot is even faster and more fully featured than previous versions.
  • 0494 - Garageband on the Mac - Part 3 [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    12 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The third and final episode covering the new features of GarageBand for the Mac. In this episode, I take a look at using the built in keyboards and connecting external keyboard controllers. I also cover organising your tracks and using track automation to control volume, pans and much more. Finishing off with a look at the various ways you can export your finished masterpiece. As a special bonus, I also include a section on using your iPad to control Garageband on your Mac - pretty cool!
  • 0493 - Audio Hijack 3 [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Take a great application and make it even better! That's what Rogue Amoeba have done with their flagship Audio application - Audio Hijack 3. Now renamed as simply Audio Hijack, the "Pro" label has been dropped as the application should really be considered as an all purpose tool, rather than a Pro tool. Further to this, they've simplified the user interface and included a number of presets for different project types to get you up and running quickly.
  • 0492 - Garageband on the Mac - Part 2 [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Continuing on from last week, I take a look at some of the new features of GarageBand for the Mac. This episode explores the brand new Drummer feature, as well as recording live instruments such as Guitar and Bass. I also take a look at how you can fix sloppy or problematic recordings using Flex Time and Groove Matching.
 
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    Softpedia News > Apple

  • Apple Might Use Selfies to Unlock Your Next-Gen iPhone

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:07 am
    Apple has been rumored to unveil three new smartphones this year, including the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone 6C, a successor to the lower-cost iPhone 5C launched in 2013. Now, a new patent shows that an interesting feature might be making its way into some versions of the new iPhone (probably the high-end ones). A recently surfaced patent reveals that the Cupertino tech giant is working on a new biometric unlocking system for future iPhone models. Face re... (read more)
  • Apple Under Investigation by the US Trade Commission, After Ericsson Infringement Accusations

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:42 am
    The ongoing feud between Apple and Ericsson seems to be escalating to new heights. Back in January, Apple filed a lawsuit against the telecom gear maker over royalty disputes involving LTE (4G) wireless technology licensed by the latter per-device-sold. A month later, Ericsson also filed nine complaints against Apple and made a disquieting request with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) asking for the ban of Apple products including the all popular iPhone and iPad ... (read more)
  • Apple iPad Pro Allegedly Leaks in Images, Shows Possible USB Type-C Port

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:40 pm
    A giant new iPad is said to be coming out of Apple this year and we've been hearing rumors regarding the model for quite a while. No one knows for sure when the Cupertino tech giant plans to release the device on the market, but the leaks regarding it have been abundant over the past few months, meaning that the launch will happen sooner or later. In the past, we saw a bunch of images showing third-party cases for the tablet and the alleged casing for the device. But to... (read more)
  • Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite Beta 6 Now Available for Testing

    Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Today, March 30, Apple has started seeding the sixth and most probably the last Public Beta build of the soon-to-be-released Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite operating system for Macintosh computers. Now we can only assume that Apple plans to release the final version of Mac OS X 10.10.3 in the coming weeks. When the fifth Beta release of the forthcoming Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite operating system was announced a couple of weeks ago, we said that it was the last on... (read more)
  • Alleged iPhone 6C Rear Cover Leaks Out, Gets Compared to iPhone 5C

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    A few days ago, a report came in saying that Apple was prepping not just two iPhone models this year, but three. According to sources familiar with the matter, the Cupertino tech giant will be unleashing the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and surprise, the iPhone 6C with a 4-inch display. It seems that a market for low-cost, less premium smartphones still exists, so Apple has finally set up plans to refresh the model which made its debut in 2013. The iPhone 6C is poised ... (read more)
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    9to5Mac

  • Apple offers ‘For Educators’ collection of App Store, iBooks, & iTunes U educational resources

    Jordan Kahn
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Apple today published a new iTunes section that recommends apps, books iTunes U courses and other Apple educational content to educators using iOS devices. The new online resource includes suggestions for teachers on apps from the App Store, books from iBooks, and courses from Apple’s iTunes U service. In addition to organizing Apple’s content aimed specifically at educators in one place, it also provides other resources and editor’s picks for lesson ideas, courses, and links to content based on subject and curriculum level. The new collection of content for educators is accessible…
  • Happy Hour Podcast 008 | iPhone 6c rumors, Jay-Z’s Beats Music killer, and more exclusive Apple Watch details

    Dom Esposito
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:40 pm
    New iPhone 6c rumors have begun as an alleged plastic housing surfaces, but is there room for a new model? Also, Jay-Z is coming after Beats Music with some hi-fi competition. Along with that, we discuss exclusive Apple Watch details that you don’t want to miss out on. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed… Click here to subscribe on iTunes or listen to the episode embedded above. New episodes of Happy Hour are available every Wednesday. As mentioned, you can download this podcast via iTunes or plug in our RSS feed link into…
  • Opinion: Why iPod nano’s three-week battery life is and isn’t a fair benchmark for Apple Watch longevity

    Jeremy Horwitz
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Over the past month, I spent several weeks testing the battery of an Apple watch. Not the Apple Watch, of course, but the first product Apple released with the option of being worn like one: the sixth-generation iPod nano. Back in 2010, Steve Jobs mentioned during the “instantly wearable” nano’s introduction (video at 26:30) that one of Apple’s directors planned to use it a watch. That brief aside directly inspired the creation of nano watchband makers Lunatik and Hex, as well as simple, cheap bands from Apple accessory specialists…
  • Latest Apple service outage affecting App Store & iTunes Store “due to scheduled maintenance” (Update: Restored)

    Zac Hall
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    Update: The maintenance lasted about half an hour and is now complete with all services restored according to the system status dashboard. Apple’s system status dashboard is reporting an ongoing service disruption for multiple store services “due to scheduled maintenance.” Apple’s message says service unavailability may affect all users. Specifically, the maintenance is impacting the App Store, Apple TV, iBooks Store, iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Store, and Mac App Store services. Unlike recent Apple service outages, the service disruption is intentional as part of…
  • 9to5Toys Lunch Break: Pixelmator for Mac $15, 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $31, free $10 gift card w/ Apple TV, more

    Dan DeSilva
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:03 am
    Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Pixelmator – the best photo editor for Mac – cuts its price in half to $15 (Reg. $30) PNY Turbo 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $31 shipped (Orig. $70) Buy Apple TV for $69 and get a free $10 Target gift card, more savings for REDcard holders Aukey 3600mAh power bank + free Lightning cable $16 Prime shipped ($26 value), more Small States Review: TM1985’s…
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    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • How To Write and Publish Your First iBook Using iBooks Author

    Bakari Chavanu
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    As the self-publishing industry grows larger, Apple’s iBooks Author (free) exists as a unique tool for publishing e-books than can reach a large audience of iPad, iPhone and Mac users. The iBooks format is also useful for showcasing and distributing content independent of the iBooks Store. Apple first released iBooks Author back in 2012, and it was and still is largely geared to the textbook and education community. iBooks has introduced many ways to present and display content, with an audience of over 800 million iPad users across the world. It’s been reported that since…
  • Should the New MacBook’s Single Port Scare You Away?

    Dann Albright
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Apple recently revealed the new MacBook, and it’s a jaw-dropper. Available in silver, gold, and space gray, the new machine features a full-width keyboard, a modern 12″ chassis, a new Force Touch trackpad and a glorious Retina screen while being lighter than an 11″ MacBook Air. But it also has only a single port. Was this a blunder? Or a sign of the future? USB-C Interestingly, the port that Apple chose to include on the MacBook is USB-C, the most recent iteration of the venerable connection technology. Before the new MacBook, Macs (and pretty much everything else)…
  • 5 Sites to Become an ASCII Art Master

    Justin Pot
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Does your friend always seem to have the perfect ASCII art for any situation? From table flipping  to bears, from cats to banners made up of smaller characters, she’s always got something up her sleeve. Is she a genius? Possibly, but she also probably knows where to find such things – quickly. And now, so will you. Today, Cool Websites and Apps brings you five little-known places to find and create ASCII masterpieces. Bookmark these pages, and get your clipboard ready. Hexascii (Web): Database of Simple ASCII Faces and Shapes Our first site offers galleries of one-line ASCII art.
  • 10 Intriguing Ideas to Help Apple Find Its Mojo

    Dave Parrack
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:30 pm
    In terms of money, Apple is on top of the world right now, pulling in more cold, hard cash from punters than ever before. But money isn’t the be-all and end-all, even for companies who live and die by the amount of profit they make. Apple in particular has built its business on the back of innovating, and it’s in danger of losing its reputation as being the company that goes into areas where others fear to tread. Tim Cook and co. need some fresh ideas. And we’re to help. Innovative Ideas For Apple Apple has become rather boring of...Read the full article: 10 Intriguing Ideas…
  • Get Ready for Apple Watch with These 5 Sites

    Justin Pot
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Excited about the Apple Watch? Here are the best sites where you can find out more about it. Preview the apps, design a custom watch band, or update your iPhone app so it works with the device. Whether you’re planning to buy an Apple Watch, or want to learn more before committing, the following five sites are essential to check out. Let’s get started. AppWatchList: List of Apps That Are Watch-Ready Are you wondering which apps support Apple Watch right now? AppWatchList is a site you can scroll through to find out. If an app you love is supported, you’ll...Read the full…
 
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  • My Work Here is Done

    Gary Allen
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:19 pm
    After following Apple retail for 14 years, I’ve reached a happy ending, and am gracefully backing away from the crazy world of following the company and its stores. No more stories or analysis, or flying out to far-flung locations to join overnight crowds,waiting for the excitement of new store opening (NSO). I began this Web site as simply a way of celebrating the fun of grand openings and the close friendship of the people I met when I arrived in a new country or city. My first overnight camp-out was with my son Devin on the sidewalk in front of the epic Palo Alto store in…
  • Live Above An Apple Store—For a Price

    Gary Allen
    14 Mar 2015 | 2:26 am
    For the most-avid Apple store enthusiast, a most-extraordinary opportunity has arisen to purchase an apartment inside an Apple store building. No more driving—or even walking—to your Genius Bar appointment or to pick up an accessory. Just take a short elevator ride to the ground floor. For an offer over US$495,000 you might win the bidding to live above the Brisbane (Australia) store, in an historic building with amenities that include a fitness center, sauna, car park and swimming pool. The apartment just came on the market. It’s one of five known Apple store buildings that…
  • More Streams of People To Fill The Retail Stores

    Gary Allen
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:47 am
    Although Apple’s Monday special event was intended to formally present Apple Watch, it seemed to be more about the company’s retail stores, which will bear the brunt of additional inventory, sales and traffic handling tasks to get the product out to buyers. In fact, employees at some stores will struggle to handle 10 separate streams of people flooding into their stores after the watch debuts. The event began with CEO Tim Cook giving a quick retail segment review, and showing photos of the new West Lake (China) store and the Apple watch display table. He announced that the…
  • Latest Store Opening Generates Apple Enthusiasm

    Gary Allen
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:50 pm
    This video of the Zhongjie Joy City (Shenyang, China) Apple store grand opening on February 28th demonstrates the broad extent of the enthusiasm for Apple’s retail stores, and how it transcends cultures and international boundaries.
  • Neighbors Organize Protest Over Future Apple Store

    Gary Allen
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Despite the Apple stores’ award-winning architecture, their revenue generation and employment opportunities, a group of Manhattan (NYC) residents is circulating a petition to block the opening of the future Upper East Side Apple store, calling it “the wrong store in the wrong place.” The residents say the store will create a “serious disruption” for their quiet residential community, with long lines of customers on narrow sidewalks, overnight camp-outs for new products, delivery truck congestion and street vendor food carts crowding the area. They are pursuing a…
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    The MacTrack - iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and Mac News

  • Scholarships Announced for FileMaker DevCon 2015

    Richard
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Chicago, Illinois – Molly Connolly of Thorsen Consulting and Cris Ippolite of iSolutions are pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity available to FileMaker developers. The scholarship will cover the cost of a full conference pass to DevCon 2015; a $1600 value. Connolly and Ippolite will select two developers for the award. The scholarships have been established to encourage FileMaker developers wishing to take advantage of the many professional training and networking opportunities at DevCon, according to Thorsen and Ippolite. “We understand that when you’re first…
  • Kitty Mini Adventure for iOS blends elements of RPG and endless runners

    Richard
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    Trabuco Canyon, California – Pulse Code today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Kitty Mini Adventure 1.02 for iOS, a casual game that blends basic role playing game elements such as experience and skills with an endless runner. Jump your way through a colorful and mysterious world to find the one item you have been searching for. Can you reach the ultimate goal? On its surface, Kitty Mini Adventure is very simple and kid friendly. The game shows its depth as you unlock skills and new areas as you play and gain experience points. New skills such as flying…
  • Think Shapes Puzzle App Brings Families Together for Fun And Challenges

    Richard
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Foxboro, Massachusetts – Today, SoftUps announced the launch of Think Shapes, a unique puzzle game that requires a sharp, skillful mind full of imagination. Throughout this addicting game, players of all ages work to stack, color and rotate various shapes to match the goal before running out of moves. Think Shapes integrates learning, concentration and fun all in one app. The game was not just created for the young minds out there, Think Shapes was designed to help “shape” grown-ups’ minds as well. “Our team wanted to create an innovative game that was fun for…
  • d-Studio LLC introduces RecApp 1.0 for iOS – Professional Voice Recorder

    Richard
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Kyiv, Ukraine – d-Studio LLC today is proud to announce the release of RecApp 1.0 for iOS, its new voice recorder designed for professional use. Perfect for journalists, bloggers, musicians and students alike, RecApp contains a wide set of features that can be of value for professional voice recorder users. “During the development process, our marketers interviewed roughly 20 journalists, bloggers and musicians, the very people who use voice recorders in their professional life,” explained Rustam Gumerov, software project manager at d-Studio, Ltd. “We discovered…
  • AlphaDigits Top Rated Apps March 2015

    Richard
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Long Island, New York – Mobile app review publisher AlphaDigits has named the top rated apps for March 2015. AlphaDigits names five top class mobile apps every month based on the reviews published in the website during the particular month. This website has now released the names of top rated mobile apps for the month of March. Bingo Bash (10 /10): The gaming app, Bingo Bash provides a special way of enjoying game-play to Low Maturity users and above. Through it, you get to join many millions of enthusiasts and have the chance to make enormous wins. It features more than 350 levels as…
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  • Homeless Canadians brought to tears by the mean things people say about them

    Shawn King
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:40 pm
    CBC:Usually a “mean tweets” video ends in laughter, but this one ends in tears. A new campaign by the non-profit organization Raising the Roof features people dealing with homelessness reading the mean things people have said about them on social media aloud. The goal? To get people to see that those who have nowhere to live are human beings too.Having been homeless myself for a period of time, I felt the pain these people went through as they read these cruel and pointless tweets. If you can help, please do. If you can’t, leave these people alone.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Apple’s Lisa Jackson on the company’s green initiatives

    Jim Dalrymple
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:08 pm
    For almost two years, Apple Inc. ’s efforts to go green have been the responsibility of Lisa Jackson, who was hired to oversee the company’s sustainability initiatives after she stepped down as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.She sat down with Jeffrey Ball, contributing editor at The Wall Street Journal and scholar-in-residence at Stanford University’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, to discuss Apple’s commitment to renewable energy and why a recently announced solar deal is a good one for shareholders.Apple is one of the few companies that is…
  • WSJ likes Samsung Galaxy 6 more than iPhone 6

    Jim Dalrymple
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:31 am
    Joanna Stern:A better camera, sharper display and faster charging put Samsung’s new flagship phones ahead in the smartphone race.Since the dawn of the smartphone wars, there have been basic truths about Samsungs: They’re made of flimsy plastic, their cameras can’t keep up with the iPhone’s, and their modified Android software is ugly and intolerably cluttered.With the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, which arrive at U.S. carriers on April 10, none of that is true anymore. I am not afraid to say it: I love Samsung’s new phones, maybe even more than my own iPhone 6. Like a child who just found…
  • The Beast of Turin awakens and it’s very, very angry

    Shawn King
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    Autoweek:This unbelievable Fiat S76, the so-called Beast of Turin, is the one surviving example of a pair of speed-record contenders the Italian automaker built before WWI. Its gargantuan 28.5-liter inline-four was capable of providing an impressive 300 hp — enough to propel the car to 116 mph, and a one-mile land speed record, in 1911. Plus, it spits hellfire and sounds meaner than anything an army of 10,000 Carlo Abarths could have ever dreamed up. Watch the video above if you don’t believe us.First of all, turn your volume down.I posted about this back in December when they had…
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    Dave Mark
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:12 am
    Google really did it this time. They broke the internet.
 
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  • Windows 10 Build 10049 Available For Download, Includes Spartan Web Browser

    SK Mezanul Haque
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    Great news for all Windows Insiders! Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 10049. The latest build that bundles the most anticipated feature, the Spartan web browser. Finally, the wait is over. Windows Insider users can now download the latest Windows 10 build 10049 to test the new web browser. Spartan web browser will replace the now default Internet Explorer web browser. Except the inclusion of Spartan, Windows 10 build 10049 comes with a few bug fixes and improvements. It still does have a few bugs though, which is expected in a test build. With the inclusion of Spartan in build 10049,…
  • Windows 10 Minimum System Requirements

    SK Mezanul Haque
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Microsoft will officially release Windows 10 to the public this summer. Windows 10 will be released in 190 countries and 111 languages. Before the general availability (GA) of Windows 10, Microsoft will release Windows 10 RTM (Released To Manufacturing) for download this summer, probably in June. Almost always in the past, Microsoft released Windows in October but with Windows 10 everything is changing. Windows 10 will be released any date between July and September, not in October. Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users for one year. As the time of…
  • Download Windows 10 Build 10041

    SK Mezanul Haque
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    Microsoft recently released Windows 10 build 10041 to users testing Windows 10. The latest Windows 10 build 10041 is more stable than before. This build features a transparent Start Menu and other small visual enhancements. The new visual enhancements includes new login screen, new icons, new network fly out. All these visual enhancements makes Windows 10 look much prettier than before. If you are wondering if build 10041 comes with Spartan web browser, you will be disappointed to know it isn’t. May be in the future build, Microsoft will include Spartan browser. Download Latest Windows…
  • Windows 10 Release Date: Windows 10 Launching This Summer

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    Microsoft has officially confirmed that Windows 10 will release this summer. Windows 10 will be available in 190 Countries and 111 Languages. At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft Windows’s chief Terry Myerson announced the launch of the new operating system. According to him, Windows 10, the PC version and Windows 10 for Phones, the mobile version of its operating system, will be launched in the same time frame. Microsoft still yet to announce the exact release date of Windows 10. In the announcement, Myerson said, “we…
  • Microsoft Spartan Web Browser Coming In Next Windows 10 Preview Release

    SK Mezanul Haque
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Microsoft will kill Internet Explorer web browser in the next upcoming preview release of Windows 10. The new modernized web browser codenamed Project Spartan will replace Internet Explorer. With the final release of Windows 10, users will be finally able to say goodbye to the omnipresent Internet Explorer. Until Windows 8.1, Internet Explorer came bundled with every Windows, released by Microsoft. Along with the development of the Windows 10, Microsoft is also working on a new modern web browser called Project Spartan. The name of the new web browser is not finalized yet, so we will here…
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  • Two Stupid April Fools Jokes for iPhone

    Paul Horowitz
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:48 pm
    It’s April Fools, so why not have a little fun and play a prank or two on some iPhone (or iPad) users? We’ve got two super simple tricks that are completely harmless yet amusing enough to be worth while. Have fun out there. 1: Set a Screen Shot as the Lock Screen This is easy ... Read More
  • How to Clear & Flush DNS Cache on iPhone & iPad

    Paul Horowitz
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:21 pm
    If you ever need to set custom DNS or change the DNS settings on iOS devices for using an alternate domain name server or a faster one, you’ll probably want the DNS changes to take effect immediately, which requires the flushing of DNS caches on the iPhone or iPad. There are actually several ways to ... Read More
  • How to Stop Messages Sound Effects Playing in Mac OS X

    Paul Horowitz
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    With Messages app on the Mac now able to send and receive SMS texts messages alongside iMessages from the iPhone, amongst other configured chat protocols, it’s easy to stay in touch, but it’s also easy get overwhelmed or annoyed by the sound of incoming messages while you’re trying to do other work on the computer. ... Read More
  • OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Beta 6 Available Now for Testing

    Paul Horowitz
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Apple has released the sixth beta version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. The new build arrives as 14D127a and is available for those participating in the Public Beta test program and users who are registered as a Mac Developer. Users who are eligible to receive the OS X Update Seed will find the download available ... Read More
  • How to Connect to Invisible Wi-Fi SSID Networks from Mac OS X

    Paul Horowitz
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:47 am
    A fair amount of wireless routers choose not to broadcast their identity (called an SSID) as a simple security precaution, thus knowing how to join an invisible network from a Mac is important. To connect to one of these hidden networks in OS X is easy enough, but to join you will need to know ... Read More
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  • Get Notified When Someone Types You An iMessage on iOS or Mac

    Imran
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    TypeStatus is a new tweak which lets users be notified when someone starts typing an iMessage to them, whether it is from iOS or a Mac. The tweak also works on both platforms so you can get the notification no matter which iMessage supporting Apple device you use. Related posts: Voice Notifications Cydia Tweak for iOS Lets You Set Your Own Phrases As Notifications iMessage For Mac OS X Lion Concept [VIDEO] UISettings HD Theme: How To Install [Tutorial] This Cydia Tweak Lets You Clear iOS App Badges Easily – BadgeClear Show Album Art in App Switcher on iOS with this Cydia Tweak
  • Gmail for iOS Updated With Quick Actions For Notifications and Share Sheet Support

    Imran
    7 Mar 2015 | 7:47 am
    Gmail for iOS 4.0 get new features including reply or archive mail via the notification, support for iOS 8 specific features, including share sheet and 'open with'. Related posts: With Google Drive Powered Gmail Attachments, Google Wants You To Stop Downloading Files Facebook App for iOS and Android Updated with Sharing, Emoticons Support and Improved Friends Tagging Flickr App for iPhone Updated to Support iOS 4 Multitasking Facebook Messenger Gains iOS 8 Share Extension Support In Latest Update Twitter Apps for iOS and Android Get Updated Discover Tab, Improved Search and Account Management
  • Steel Version of Pebble Time Announced – Looks Just Like Apple Watch

    Imran
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    Pebble Time Steel has been announced, just a few days after the original Pebble Time. The steel variant gets a few additional benefits such as better build quality and 10 days of battery life. Related posts: Pebble Time Smartwatch – What It Does And Does Not Do Moto 360 Gets New Watch Faces, Custom Face Designer and More with Motorola Connect Update iPod Nano can be used as an iWatch–Just Clip it on a Watch Strap Appstore for Pebble Smartwatch Ships With SDK 2.0 Beta 6 Watch the iPad 2 Keynote on Apple’s Website or YouTube
  • Google Contacts Preview With Material Design and Find Duplicates Feature Rolls Out

    Imran
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:32 am
    Google has announced the roll out of a new Google Contacts Preview with material design, new contact cards and recent conversations view across email and hangouts. Related posts: Google Chrome for Android Gets A Material Design Update Google Introduces Free Voice Calls From Hangouts on Android, iOS and the Web Google Rolls Out New Composing And Reply Interface for Gmail Google Now Updated With Gmail Integration, Stocks, Photo Spots, News And Much More Activate Inbox by Gmail for Google Apps For Work
  • Vittici’s Fight Against Cancer And How The iPhone Helped

    Imran
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Federico Vittici, of MacStories, is one of my favorite Apple bloggers. He writes passionately about Apple and its products, and his extremely detailed articles are always a must read. He has been through a major fight with cancer and came out on the winning side, and he has written a piece on it which takes you through(...) Related posts: Steve Jobs answers about iPhone Wi-Fi Syncing, Macs, and iPhone 4 Scratches Apple warns; Operate iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS within acceptable operating temperatures iPhone tracking bug fixed in iOS 4.3.3 Apple To Launch Both iPhone 4S & iPhone 5 In…
 
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  • Economic Collapse is Imminent – Embrace the Fear

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
  • The Apple MOAX Automated Trader

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    16 Mar 2015 | 4:37 am
    This is the latest addition to the automated trading systems in the Apple Auto Trader service. The MOAX system has been in production for over 6 months, after being in test for more than 2 years. The equity chart you see below is the trader’s performance since January of 2006. And it’s spectacular with a maximum drawdown of only 5 percent since its inception, and net profit as a percentage of drawdown of nearly 1600 percent; we call that the magic number, as any system that exceeds 1000 percent is considered exceptional. The system stays in trades 9.5 days on average, with about…
  • Market Setting Up for a Big Fall

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    14 Mar 2015 | 6:03 pm
  • Apple Joins the Dow

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    6 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
  • Apple Volatility is on the Plate for 2015

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    5 Jan 2015 | 5:50 am
    Happy New Year, and What a great year 2014 was for the Apple Auto Trader! This past year was the first full year with a substantial subscriber base, and it was a marvelous success. The Apple Auto Traders beat the buy and hold strategy by a whopping 75 percent, even with Apple’s record gains of nearly 40 percent this past year! Now the question is, what will 2015 have in store for Apple? Will we experience another 40 percent gain? Will volatility return now that the Fed has ceased quantitative easing? Will investment fund managers start reinvesting in equities again? Will the relentless…
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  • Weather Live! – A Brilliant Weather App for your Mac

    Terry White
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:09 pm
    I like knowing what the current temperature is outside. Sure I could go to a website and look or even look in the Notification Center. However, what if there was a way to check at a glance without even taking your hands off your keyboard/mouse or leaving the current application you’re in. There is! Weather Live is a weather app for Mac OS and iOS. As you might have guessed by the name it’s a live weather feed for your Mac. Best of all it shows the current temperature right in your Menubar. Whenever I’m curious of how hot or cold it is outside I can just glance up at my…
  • Adobe Illustrator Shape Builder Tool and Width Tool

    Chita Hunter
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Adobe Illustrator allows to you to create a more complex shape out of basic shapes and lines, as well as taking a basic line and enhancing it. Take a look at this tutorial on how to use the Shape Builder Tool and the Width Tool using Adobe Illustrator CC 2014. The Shape Builder Tool and Width Tool are also available in earlier versions of Adobe Illustrator.  
  • Apple TV Remote missing?

    Phyllis Evans
    17 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    My home office is a disaster area and I freely admit it. I can lose things on my desk faster than anything you’ve ever seen. I could blame it on old age, but it would be a lie. Truth be told, I’m just a tech packrat. Sitting on one shelf with my DVDs is a set of instructional DVDs for Adobe InDesign 2. Not InDesign CS 2 which was released in May 2005, but InDesign 2 which was release in January 2002. Get the picture? If I ever find the time, I’m going to have to get tough and trash a bunch of stuff. Anyway, it seems that the little silver remote for my Apple TV decided to go…
  • How To Display your iPhone or iPad on your Mac

    Terry White
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    I get this question all the time when I release a video tutorial or app review where I feature an iPhone or iPad or both. People want to know what technology I’m using to display my iPad or iPhone on my Mac. Originally I only had one way of doing it with Reflector. Now I’ve got another way to do it that’s built-in to Mac OS X 10.10 Mavericks. Check out my video to see how it’s done:
  • A Different Kind of Backup Plan

    Chita Hunter
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
      When Technology Fails This past weekend Meijer locations throughout the Midwest were hit with a technology glitch. Their credit card readers stopped functioning for periods of time on Friday and Saturday. I happened to be shopping at a Meijers when the glitch occurred on Saturday. Maybe just 5 minutes prior, I would have been out the door successfully, because the announcements didn’t start happening until I’d been all rung up and was swiping my credit card. Gee, what timing. I’d been shopping for about an hour, picking up things I needed for a family gathering set to start 3…
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  • Scholarships Announced for FileMaker DevCon 2015

    Richard
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Chicago, Illinois – Molly Connolly of Thorsen Consulting and Cris Ippolite of iSolutions are pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity available to FileMaker developers. The scholarship will cover the cost of a full conference pass to DevCon 2015; a $1600 value. Connolly and Ippolite will select two developers for the award. The scholarships have been established to encourage FileMaker developers wishing to take advantage of the many professional training and networking opportunities at DevCon, according to Thorsen and Ippolite. “We understand that when you’re first…
  • Kitty Mini Adventure for iOS blends elements of RPG and endless runners

    Richard
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    Trabuco Canyon, California – Pulse Code today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Kitty Mini Adventure 1.02 for iOS, a casual game that blends basic role playing game elements such as experience and skills with an endless runner. Jump your way through a colorful and mysterious world to find the one item you have been searching for. Can you reach the ultimate goal? On its surface, Kitty Mini Adventure is very simple and kid friendly. The game shows its depth as you unlock skills and new areas as you play and gain experience points. New skills such as flying…
  • Think Shapes Puzzle App Brings Families Together for Fun And Challenges

    Richard
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Foxboro, Massachusetts – Today, SoftUps announced the launch of Think Shapes, a unique puzzle game that requires a sharp, skillful mind full of imagination. Throughout this addicting game, players of all ages work to stack, color and rotate various shapes to match the goal before running out of moves. Think Shapes integrates learning, concentration and fun all in one app. The game was not just created for the young minds out there, Think Shapes was designed to help “shape” grown-ups’ minds as well. “Our team wanted to create an innovative game that was fun for…
  • d-Studio LLC introduces RecApp 1.0 for iOS – Professional Voice Recorder

    Richard
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Kyiv, Ukraine – d-Studio LLC today is proud to announce the release of RecApp 1.0 for iOS, its new voice recorder designed for professional use. Perfect for journalists, bloggers, musicians and students alike, RecApp contains a wide set of features that can be of value for professional voice recorder users. “During the development process, our marketers interviewed roughly 20 journalists, bloggers and musicians, the very people who use voice recorders in their professional life,” explained Rustam Gumerov, software project manager at d-Studio, Ltd. “We discovered…
  • AlphaDigits Top Rated Apps March 2015

    Richard
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Long Island, New York – Mobile app review publisher AlphaDigits has named the top rated apps for March 2015. AlphaDigits names five top class mobile apps every month based on the reviews published in the website during the particular month. This website has now released the names of top rated mobile apps for the month of March. Bingo Bash (10 /10): The gaming app, Bingo Bash provides a special way of enjoying game-play to Low Maturity users and above. Through it, you get to join many millions of enthusiasts and have the chance to make enormous wins. It features more than 350 levels as…
 
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  • Electronic Signing Made Easy

    Don Mayer
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:09 am
    I was at a customer's office the other day helping to set up their new Mac system. It was a busy construction company and they needed help getting wireless scanning operational. I noticed that they were using Adobe Reader for their PDF files, so I introduced them to "*Preview*":https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201740. Once I set the Finder to open PDF files with Preview instead of Reader, I showed them how to access the scanner to scan documents right from Preview. As I had them practice this, I noticed that much of their scanning needs were for documents that they would print out, sign,…
  • The Safety and Security of your Personal Information

    Jonathan Fenton
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    With all the headlines these days about data breaches, hackers, and spyware it is understandable that the safety of your information in cyberspace is on everyone’s mind these days. When we hear about companies such as TJ Maxx, Target and, most recently, TurboTax (hmm…companies that begin with the letter “t”…) getting hacked and potentially losing critical customer information, it can make consumers hesitant to use a lot of this brilliant new technology. Here are a few ways Apple ensures the safety of your information and a few tips on how to protect your…
  • Keeping Tabs on Friends & Family

    Rachel Narkewicz
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    Sometimes it’s important for loved ones and friends to know your location. Whether it is for safety reasons or just because you just like knowing where they might be while running errands, iOS 8 and your iPhone make it super-simple. There are two ways to let your friends know where you are at any given time with iOS 8 and an app you use every day: Messages. Simply launch the Messages app on your iPhone and tap into a conversation or create a new one. Once there, tap on the Details button in the upper right. Once you’re on the Details screen, you can send or share your location…
  • Keychain Access, an Essential Tool

    Don Mayer
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:59 pm
    I have been doing more onsite installations and lessons down here in Key West. So many times as I start to help a customer we run into the password roadblock. I was at a customer’s home yesterday and needed to set up her email and iCloud account. I asked for the administrator password for her Mac and she went to a little pile of sticky notes and tried to find the right one and the scene was repeated for each password we needed. I then proceeded to show her Keychain Access and I could see the light bulb hovering above her head as she understood the value of this app from Apple. Mac OS X…
  • App Review: Tetris Blitz

    Michael Duplessis
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:47 pm
    2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the most important technological development of all time: Tetris. There are probably many of you out there that will insist that the Macintosh computer was the most important tech release of 1984, and I will grant that it is a close second, but I am still standing behind the classic tile-matching puzzle video game. For those of you who don't know, Tetris is a very simple game in which any of seven different blocks, which are every possible combination of four smaller square blocks that have adjoining sides, fall from above and your job is to move them…
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  • Sonnet enhances xMac Pro Server with additional PCIe card expansion option

    dsellers
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    Sonnet ( www.sonnettech.com) has announced the Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit – Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Card Expansion Edition, the latest addition to their line of Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe card expansion systems. The new chassis is an accessory for Sonnet's xMac Pro Server and Echo Express III-R rackmount expansion systems, and is itself a self-contained three-slot PCI Express (PCIe) expansion system that mounts inside the xMac Pro's or III-R's enclosure and can connect to a second 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 bus on a Mac Pro computer. read more
  • Scholarships announced for FileMaker DevCon 2015

    dsellers
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:11 am
    Molly Connolly of Thorsen Consulting and Cris Ippolite of iSolutions have announced a new scholarship opportunity available to FileMaker developers. The scholarships have been established to encourage FileMaker developers wishing to take advantage of the many professional training and networking opportunities at DevCon (http://www.filemaker.com/learning/devcon/). The scholarship will cover the cost of a full conference pass to DevCon 2015. Connolly and Ippolite will select two developers for the award. read more
  • AKVIS announces new Easter Pack for ArtSuite

    dsellers
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:27 am
    AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has announced a new frame pack for AKVIS ArtSuite, which lets you decorate their photos with frames and effects. Extra frame packs can be installed to the program to increase its functionality. The new Easter Pack includes 50 designs. They include eggs, chicks and bunnies, and blooming flowers. You can use these frames to decorate your photos, prepare postcards, and more. Note that the frame packs can only be used in the AKVIS ArtSuite Standalone program. To add a frame pack to ArtSuite, copy it into a folder selected in the program's preferences. read more
  • HoudahSpot 4.0 also available in a German version

    dsellers
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    Houdah Software (www.houdah.com) has added a German localization to HoudahSpot 4.0, a file search tool for Mac OS X. The utility builds upon Spotlight and is designed to make it both more powerful and easier to use. You can set up the search criteria, locations, sort order, result display options, etc. and save these settings as defaults for new searches. Version 4.0 has been completely reimagined for OS X Yosemite. read more
  • Yummy FTP update for Mac OS X reduces transfer fimes

    dsellers
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:37 am
    Yummy Software has released Yummy FTP 1.10.2, an update to their FTP + SFTP + FTPS file transfer client for Mac OS X. Yummy FTP focuses on speed, reliability and productivity. Its highly tuned multi-connection file transfer engine is coupled with an intelligent recovery system to automatically handle most all file transfer issues and more. Among other improvements, version 1.10.2 reduces transfer times in tests against popular rivals. read more
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  • The Art of Fielding: April Audiobook of the Month

    the rocr
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    If you missed Chad Harbach’s best seller on sale back in 2012, here’s your second chance. Yes, The Art of Fielding: A Novel is the April Audiobook of the Month and on sale for just $5.95, but time is quite ... The post The Art of Fielding: April Audiobook of the Month appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • FCC Carves Out 150MHz for Citizens Broadband

    the rocr
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:14 am
    That is, 150MHz in the 3.5GHz band. The FCC started promoting the citizens broadband idea last year around this time when it first floated ideas on how to redistribute radio spectrum no longer needed by the US military. “It provides an ... The post FCC Carves Out 150MHz for Citizens Broadband appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • OS X 10.10.3 14D127a Pushed to Devs, Apple Seeders

    the rocr
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:05 pm
    For those of you keeping score at home, this is the sixth developer beta and the third week in a row Apple has pushed fresh OS X 10.10.3 build to devs et al. And, like last week, there’s also an ... The post OS X 10.10.3 14D127a Pushed to Devs, Apple Seeders appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • ifo Apple Store Declares Victory, [All But] Closes

    the rocr
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:05 pm
    For well over a decade, the go-to website for Apple Store news, updates and information has been Gary Allen’s ifo Apple Store. It was perhaps the first and certainly the longest running Apple Store focused site, but now it’s closing ... The post ifo Apple Store Declares Victory, [All But] Closes appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Get ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ for Free

    the rocr
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:33 pm
    Have you read Becoming Steve Jobs yet? If not, it’s available for cheap, at finer electronic bookstores everywhere, and for free from one of our favorite companies. Yes, the Becoming Steve Jobs is huge and overwhelmingly positive. There have been many books ... The post Get ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ for Free appeared first on FairerPlatform.
 
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  • Hackintosh – Viable Long Term?

    bjokib
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    You may have heard about the Hackintosh community. A place where tech interested people come together to get their home built computer rigs running the latest and greatest operating system from Apple. It certainly requires some know-how about computers and how they work, but it is a lot easier today compared to just a few years ago. Much with the help of sites like tonymacx86. Communities like this help each other out and can recommend what parts to buy like motherboards and graphic cards so you won’t have to do a lot of customization. They also have special tools that will help you…
  • Magic Mouse With Multi-Touch (Mini-Review)

    bjokib
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Apple always want to redefine things and the way we use computers so they have the Magic Mouse with Multi-Touch capabilities. Instead of using mechanical buttons or a physical scroll wheel, the entire surface is touch sensitive just like your iPhone. Apple was one of the first computer companies in the world having a mouse. It was Xerox that originally created the technology, but it was Steve Jobs and Apple that was able to re design the mouse, reduce the price and use it for the Mac. The rest is history. The multi-touch surface on the Magic Mouse makes it possible to do different things…
  • Yosemite fixes SMB problems?

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

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

    bjokib
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    Hi there, All about Apple was moved a few years ago to another domain. It is hosted here now: http://bjokib.com I have some plans for this site but time is not something that is easy to come by. Sorry for the inconvenience. The post Looking for All About Apple? appeared first on All About Apple.
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    MacMyth

  • Dedicated Apps for Creating GIF in Mac

    29 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    GifGrabber – An Application for Mac – GIF Animation  We normally see gestures and blows, in videos which deserve a GIF. GifGrabber is an application for Mac which enables the user to convert a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • iFusion – Integrated Communication Docking Station

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:31 am
    The iFusionis an integrated communication docking station for the Apple iPhone with capabilities of several top selling iPhone accessories in a single device. The iFusion uses built-in Bluetooth... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • All About Power Bank Devices

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:18 am
    In our digital world of today, individuals are too dependent on their devices which are in constant use by them and there could be instances when the device could be low or even empty on battery.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Airlines Embrace Apple Watch with Upcoming Apps

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Apple Watch with Upcoming Apps Apple had highlighted several apps which would be available on the Apple Watch including the app from American Airlines at its Apple Watch event recently, which would... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How the iPad is Changing the Way We Learn

    22 Mar 2015 | 9:37 pm
    iPad – Learning more Personalized  With the iPad, classroom contents could go way beyond the classroom with the provision of over 80,000 app appropriate for education, virtual tours, and videos... [[ 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

  • Digitalis CPA App: The Best Medical App for Smart Phone Users!

    Milana Rose
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:24 pm
    The Digitalis CPD application is a top rated medical expert’s one-stop healthcare referral guide. In fact, it’s the leading healthcare app out there today! Anything that refers to the healthcare fields is right here in this app. From medicine and […]
  • Protecting Core Operator Networks Against Privacy and Fraud Attacks

    Milana Rose
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:49 am
    Developed in 1975, SS7 (Signalling System No.7) is, in simple terms, the technology that allows different mobile operators from around the world to communicate with one another. In slightly more detailed terms, it is a set of protocols that are […]
  • GPS Tracking Apps

    Milana Rose
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:14 am
    There are few reasons you might want to track your mobile phone location. Theft is one of the biggest concerns when it comes to smartphones, due to the amount of personal data being carried around in our pockets on a […]
  • What Technologies Are Impacting On The Future Of Retail?

    Chris Warren
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:47 am
    The 21st century is widely referred to as the “technology era” and for a good reason, given the fact that everything is computer-based nowadays. Gadgets make our lives a lot easier, and they have impacted every single industry so far: […]
  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac Free

    Milana Rose
    15 Mar 2015 | 1:50 am
    Everyone working on computers is aware of the panic caused due to erasing of all data from their devices. Data can be lost due to human errors, system failures and various other unexpected reasons. Whether you own a Mac or […]
 
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    AllTimeMac

  • 10 Best iPhone 6 Cases and Covers

    Dipesh Timilsina
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:20 am
    BendGate? Nope! iPhone 6 has only just launched and the case makers are already flooding the market with all kinds of iPhone 6 cases. All kind of cases are available for purchase but not every case will fit your needs. Some cases are designed to make your iPhone 6 look cool while others are designed to protect your iPhone during accidents. With so many options to choose from, at times, it becomes difficult to choose the best case. To make your work easy, we have created an ultimate list of best iPhone 6 cases among which you will surely like at least one. We’ve made best cases list for…
  • Top 10 Best Samsung Galaxy S6 Cases on Amazon

    Anup Kayastha
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:39 am
    The Samsung galaxy S6 is one of the hottest most powerful phones to come out in 2015. Packed with incredible new features, a powerful processor, and a high-quality premium screen, this phone is sure to be one of the most popular phones of the year. If you have purchased a S6 then you are going to need to get a case for it. A good case will protect your phone from damage and also be visually appealing and stylish too. There are literally hundreds of different cases available for this phone, and it can be downright confusing as to which one is best for you. We’ve done list for best iPhone…
  • How to Sell Your Old iPhone for Cash

    Anup Kayastha
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    Sell your old iPhone So, you’ve finally decided to get your hands on the new iPhone 6, or even you’re planning to grab the new Samsung Galaxy S6 as soon as it comes out? You may probably planning to dump that old phone you have. What if you could sell that old phone and grab some money, and use it to grab the new one? It sounds way better than to keep that old phone at the corner of the cupboard unused and untouched. Apart from your plan of buying a brand new phone or not, you can still sell that ancient phone that has been in your cupboard for years. Just sell the old dead phone,…
  • 50 Cool iPhone 5 Cases That Fits Your Need

    Anup Kayastha
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    The Coolest iPhone 5 Cases There are varieties of iPhone 5 cases in the market that you can choose from. You may have spent hours finding the best case for your iPhone. You browse through Amazon and eBay, but you couldn’t find the one iPhone case you’re searching for. I know how tedious it is. We have collected the 10 cool iPhone cases. If you have the iPhone 4, iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s then don’t worry because most of the iPhone case in the list below has availability for iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s as well. Cool iPhone 5 Cases Browse through the iPhone 5 cases by its…
  • 10 Best iPad Air Cases That Matches Your Type

    Anup Kayastha
    17 Jan 2015 | 3:03 am
    Just the day after all-new iPad Air release, case makers are already making iPad Air cases available to purchase in 2014. The new iPad Air is features improved processing power, improved hardware and is as light as one pound. There’s already dozens of cases for iPad Air in the market, it’s quite hard to find the case that has all the features you want. So, we decided to list the best iPad Air cases that are loved by the users most. Have an iPhone 5? Here’s 50 cool iPhone 5 cases. In addition to Apple Smart Cover for iPad Air (costs $79), here we have listed up the best iPad…
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    MacHow2

  • How To Remove Flashmall Icon From Launchpad

    MacHow2
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:28 am
    If you can’t remove the Flashmall icon from your Mac’s Launchpad, then here’s a simple way to get rid of it. Flashmall is a type of adware that you must first remove from your system with AdwareMedic but the Launchpad icon is usually left behind. Normally you can click and hold on Launchpad items until they shake and then click the “x” that appears to delete them but this does not work with Flashmall. Using a simple tool called Launchpad manager however, you can complete the Flashmall removal process by using it to get rid of the Flashmall icon on your Mac too.
  • How To Get Internet Explorer On Mac OS X Yosemite

    MacHow2
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    There is a very easy and fast way to get Internet Explorer on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion. Ridiculous as it sounds, some websites such as corporate intranets, HR and banking sites still require Internet Explorer to access them and IE is no longer available for Mac. Of course, you can always trick sites into thinking you are using Internet Explorer on Mac but some sites can’t be fooled and it doesn’t work as well as running IE on a Mac. Here we show you an easy way to get Internet Explorer on any Mac using OS x 10.7 Lion or above which takes no more…
  • How To Fix Problems In Office 2016 For Mac

    MacHow2
    13 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    We’ve taken a look at what’s new in our Office 2016 for Mac review but there are various problems that keep cropping-up for users. One thing you can guarantee with Microsoft software on Mac is that there will always be glitches and problems, particularly when it comes to a huge office suite like Office. At the moment, most of them regard Outlook 2016 for Mac. We’ve attempted to address the most common ones but if we’ve missed anything here, let us know and we’ll try to help. Note that Office 2016 for Mac only works with OS X 10.10 Yosemite or higher – it…
  • Promotion: Get 5 Apps Free With Parallels

    MacHow2
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:58 am
    UPDATE: THIS PROMOTION HAS NOW ENDED Parallels is currently offering 5 apps for free worth $189.87 if you purchase the latest version of Parallels 10 for $79.99. The offer is for the next 6 days only and the bundle consists of the excellent password manager 1Password and screen capture tool SnagIt along with Kaspersky anti-virus, useful iOS file conversion tool Waltr and remote cloud file management tool Parallels Access. We recommend Parallels as the best way to run Windows on your Mac as it allows you to switch between OS X and Windows at the same time although if you need Windows for…
  • Review: Office 2016 For Mac Beta – It’s Getting There

    MacHow2
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:24 am
    Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 is the first update to Microsoft Office for Mac since 2011 and we’ve taken an in-depth look at what’s new in Office for Mac 2016 Beta. The release date of the final version is expected to be summer 2015 but you can download Microsoft Office For Mac 2016 Preview for free now. Note that it’s only available to OS X 10.1o Yosemite users – OS X 10.9 Mavericks users or lower are out of luck. Installing this preview version of Office 2016 will not delete or copy over your current version of Office as it installs into a completely different…
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  • Accessible Apple: April Newsletter

    Alex Jurgensen
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    ===Accessible Apple=== By: Alex Jurgensen Hello, and welcome to a new edition of the Accessible Apple newsletter. For those of us in the blind community, I have to sadly report that our cry for equal access to the new Mac OS and Newton has gone unanswered for yet another month. What's up with that, Apple? Well, I guess that wasn't a surprise. I mean, it was them after all that changed APIs so much that the Alva Access Group decided not to update Outspoken (1). I'm really beginning to lose hope that someone will write a screen reader for the new Mac OS. At this point, the only way I could see…
  • A quick April Fools' product roundup

    Steven Sande
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    While we are staying true to our journalistic integrity today, that's not keeping us from having at least a little fun. Some of the manufacturers and developers that we work with have a good sense of humor, so we thought we'd share some of their April Fools' Day goodies.Twelve South: Introducing HiRise Toast CLICK TO ENLARGE UberDo you miss the SkyMall catalogs you used to see "the seat pocket in front of you" while flying? Never fear -- Uber introduces its new Uber Car Shop! BetabrandThe same company that brings you such great (and real) fashion items as the Suitsy (a business suit…
  • Pandora CFO confirms Apple Watch integration, says Apple is "frenemy"

    Kelly Hodgkins
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    With more than 81 million active users, Pandora is a heavyweight in the music streaming industry. It is bigger than Spotify, which has 60 million active users, and iTunes Radio, a less popular streaming service that Apple introduced alongside iOS 6. With Apple now owning Beats Music and reportedly working to revamp the service, the competition in the streaming music business is now more intense than it has ever been. Speaking to Fox Business, Pandora CFO Mike Herring said that, despite their rival relationship, the company still is a close partner with Apple. Pandora, which owes part of its…
  • Wearables Wednesday: TrackR bravo

    Steven Sande
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    This week on Wearables Wednesday I'm doing a review of the second iteration of a tracking device that works with an iOS (and Android) app to help you find lost items. Back in the TUAW days, I reviewed the first version of TrackR; now TrackR bravo is available for pre-order (US$29.99). I had an opportunity to test a pre-release version of TrackR bravo, and I still have some reservations about this entire class of “wearable”… Read on for details.Specifications Diameter: 31mm Thickness: 3.5mm Battery Life: 1 year Battery Type: Replaceable CR1616 Battery Device Ringer Volume: 85dB…
  • Thank you to our patrons

    Dave Caolo
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    Another month comes to end and it's time to thank our fantastic patrons on Patreon. You folks keep the lights on, the pirate flag flying and the best news, reviews and original content we can make in your RSS reader. The following supporters backed us at the less-than-five-dollar level: that's all it takes to get a special thank-you right here on AWT. Our gratitude goes out to:AdrianDragosArthur P. JohnsonRichard MorseMarkAndrea SuhakaPatrice Brend'amourJurijRosemary ArceJohn GoodwinScottie WylieMirko BautzSteve NicholsonDan MosquedaDavid GrevinkDon CarlsonBradTobyBob…
 
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    Six Colors

  • Fun times with Brother Orange ↦

    Jason Snell
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    Matt Stopera of BuzzFeed tells the amazing tale “I Followed My Stolen iPhone Across The World, Became A Celebrity In China, And Found A Friend For Life.” The story starts with his iPhone being stolen and ends with him having taken an emotional journey through China with a man he calls Brother Orange. In between, it gets crazier. A great read. [Read on Six Colors.]
  • Apple's emoji lives long and prospers

    Jason Snell
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
    The latest betas of OS X and iOS add support for a single new emoji symbol: Raised Hand with Part Between Middle and Ring Finger. That symbol is just one of a very large number of new emoji introduced as a part of Unicode 7.0. But of the dozens of new symbols defined by that update, only a single one has been added in recent Apple OS builds. (It’s viewable in the system but does not appear in the emoji keyboard.) I assume this is a tribute to Leonard Nimoy, and it’s wonderful. No doubt someone at Apple is dutifully working on all these new emoji symbols, and they’ll…
  • 1Password's brand new extension goes further ↦

    Dan Moren
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:59 am
    by Dan Moren Calling myself a 1Password zealot might be overselling it a tad: I love the app, though I’m sure I don’t even take advantage of half of the features it has. However, the iOS app does have an absolutely killer extension that makes filling in passwords on Safari a breeze.1 AgileBits just added a bunch more features that kick the extension up a notch, including filling in personal information, filling in credit cards, and creating a new login for the site you’re on, if for example you’re signing up for a new service. (That’s a screenshot of the…
  • Notes and podcasts from Ireland

    Jason Snell
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:20 am
    Busy day today at the Úll conference, and the Úll talk show—hosted by Guy English and yours truly in an encore performance from a year ago—is yet to come. Busy day. Also today, Myke Hurley and I recorded and released a new episode of Upgrade that discusses our reactions to the first half of the new Steve Jobs book, the value of meeting people in person, and whether I’m embracing the iPhone 6 Plus during my extended use of it in my travels in this part of the world. So if you’re missing my voluminous writing on the site, listen to my voluminous talking instead.
  • RSS Sponsor: Mighty Deals and Amberlight

    Jason Snell
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    This week’s Six Colors Sponsor is Mighty Deals, a deals site focused on web professionals. Their highlighted deal is Amberlight for Mac or PC, a $30 tool to create stunning swirling patterns and light trails that’s on sale for only $9.
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    Cult of Mac

  • Enterprise-ing 3D artist honors Leonard Nimoy with Mr. Spock bust

    David Pierini
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:44 pm
    To best honor the man beloved for playing Mr. Spock, Phi Vu did what comes most logical to him. He used his talents as a 3D artist to create a bust of the late Leonard Nimoy. The result is a…Read more ›
  • HBO is coming soon to Sling TV

    Buster Hein
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    Dish has reached a new agreement with Turner Broadcasting to keep TBS, TNT, and CNN on its Sling TV service. That’s great news for cord-cutters, but according to a new report, the company might be about to unleash even bigger…Read more ›
  • Stolen iPhone leads blogger to China, stardom and unlikely bromance

    Rob LeFebvre
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:04 am
    Matt Stopera had his iPhone stolen last February from his favorite bar in New York City. Like most of us, he was upset, but not overly so. Matt got a new phone and went about his life. A year later,…Read more ›
  • Meet the 8 new Apple + IBM enterprise apps introduced today

    Buster Hein
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:34 am
    Apple’s partnership with IBM has birthed eight new enterprise apps that the companies announced today on Apple’s Business apps page. The new MobileFirst apps focus mostly on healthcare by providing hospital techs and nurses new methods to access patients records,…Read more ›
  • Apple’s gorgeous new MacBook gets unboxed early

    Luke Dormehl
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    Apple’s new MacBook won’t go on sale for another week-and-a-half. But if you want to get an advance glimpse of the next-gen notebook, you can check out a new unboxing video, which shows off the device’s ultra-thin form factor for…Read more ›
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