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  • Rumor: Apple begins manufacturing of next-gen iPhone, will include Force Touch systems in all models

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    Chris Barylick
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:39 am
    Tweet Whatever the next-gen iPhone is packing for features, they’re apparently building it right now. This is the rumor, as Apple has started early production of its next-generation iPhone models that will retain 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch form factors and integrate Force Touch technology. A Bloomberg article has sources close to Apple suppliers stating that they’re in the midst of an early manufacturing run of the company’s next iPhone models, which will bring pressure-sensitive Force Touch technology to the device. The Force Touch feature was first deployed with the Apple Watch…
  • Windows 10 preview build comes with Microsoft Edge and WiFi

    MacBlogz
    Mariella Moon
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Microsoft's giving you the chance to try out its Edge browser before Windows 10 drops on July 29th, along with other new features that will come with the platform. You'll have to download Windows 10's latest preview build for PCs to take it for a spi...
  • Toast 14 Titanium and Toast 14 Pro

    TidBITS
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Major new release for digital media suite with new DVD burning software and audio import features. ($99.99/$149.99 new, $59.99/$99.99 upgrade) 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.
  • Europe to scrap roaming charges, protect net neutrality

    MacBlogz
    Nick Summers
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:32 am
    It's been a long time coming, but we finally know when roaming charges will be scrapped in Europe: June 15th, 2017. The European Commission had been pushing for an earlier implementation, but ultimately relented in order to win support from the Europ...
  • Designers beef up farming tech with wearables for cows

    Cult of Mac
    Evan Killham
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Design firm Cambridge Industrial Design herd that dairy farmers might want to track their cows’ moo-vements, so they went ahead and developed some udderly clever smart collars to help keep an eye on the beasts. That’s right: Even cattle are…Read more ›
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    MacNN

  • Hands On: Wolfram Words 1.2 (iOS)

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:01 am
    Wolfram Alpha is a website and a service that works like a search engine that thinks. Ask it questions and it doesn't just return a search result pulled from a stodgy database, it calculates the answer. Usually we use it for things like 'how many working days between now and 27 November" and usually we then go off on a rabbit hole of exploring other facts and answers. What we've perhaps never used it for is anything to do with words and now Wolfram Words 1.2 wants to correct that....
  • Briefly: Sprint Direct 2 You in more cities, Amazon Prime Now in UK

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:34 am
    Sprint is bringing its Direct 2 You home delivery and set-up service to two new markets. The latest major expansion of the service, Sprint will now be delivering smartphones and transferring files and user settings between old and new devices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Denver. This brings the total number of cities covered by Direct 2 You to 28, with it expected to roll out to more locations throughout the rest of this year....
  • The MacNN Podcast, episode 21: Writing your app in (Taylor) Swift

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Episode 21 of The MacNN Podcast is now available! Join us for a very speedy hour as we talk about a great new contest where you can win a 5K Retina 27-inch iMac, the licensing kerfuffle with Apple Music that features a happy ending, more troubles for MacKeeper, the plaudits and perils of e-publishing, the trauma of having to send in a Mac for repair, and our picks for App(s) of the Week! Show notes after the jump....
  • Uber executives detained in France following French taxi strike

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Two executives of Uber have been taken into police custody in France, days after the country-wide strikes held by traditional taxi service operators upset over Uber's continued operations in the region. The detained company management is being questioned by the authorities over the legality of the service, specifically concerning the taxes and social charges Uber allegedly avoids dealing with, due to the nature of how it operates....
  • One Musical Group crowd funding MFi Smart Piano, Light Keyboard

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Purveyor of musical instrument learning technology One Musical Group announces today the North American launch of its piano product line: The One Light keyboard and The One Smart Piano which the company claims is the worlds first MFi-certified upright piano. Both devices are already in production and with a US launch bering funded on Indiegogo....
 
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    Office Blogs

  • Enhancing mail flow security for Exchange Online

    Office 365 Team
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Protecting your incoming and outgoing emails is a top priority for us, which is why we are always working to mail flow encryption. With the new security vulnerabilities constantly being uncovered, and communication privacy being in the spotlight now more than ever, we seek to upgrade our service to only use the most secure Transport Layer Security (TLS)-based encryption available. In the last year, we have made various changes to our service, and your mail has never been more secure. You can find out more about how we use TLS to secure your emails by reading, “How Exchange Online uses TLS…
  • An early look at Cortana integration with Office 365

    Office 365 Team
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Office 365 is about helping you be more productive so you can make the most of every moment. We believe the future of productivity involves technology that is truly personal and can work on your behalf. This belief is a driving force behind Microsoft’s personal digital assistant Cortana, which is coming to PCs and tablets, with Windows 10. Cortana learns your preferences to provide relevant recommendations, fast access to information, and important notifications. Cortana in Windows 10 can help you at home, at work and on the go. We’re pleased to announce the ability to integrate Cortana…
  • Now available for public preview—OneNote Class Notebook with LMS integration via LTI

    OneNote Team
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Just nine months ago the OneNote team released the OneNote Class Notebook app, which has already had a huge impact in classrooms around the world. The app allows instructors to quickly set up a personal section for each student, a content library for handouts and a collaboration space for lessons and creative activities—all within one powerful notebook. Since then, we’ve continued to listen to your feedback and continued to improve the OneNote Class Notebook experience so we can best serve teachers needs when and where they need it in the classroom to organize and collaborate with…
  • Learning adventures with the new Mystery Skype OneNote Notebook

    Guest Author
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Anne Mirtschin, teacher at Hawkesdale P12 College, a small rural prep school where students are culturally and geographically isolated. Anne is an active Skype Master Teacher. Picture the ideal classroom where there is fun, frequent laughter, intense concentration, powerful research, dedicated learning, lots of questions posed, and thinking in different ways. Students are pushed outside their comfort zones, confidence is being instilled, valuable 21st century communication skills are learned in a collaborative work environment. Deep, powerful learning is taking…
  • Angela Maiers and Choose2Matter, Inc. collaborate with Microsoft for authentic, passion-driven learning

    OneNote Team
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today Choose2Matter, a social movement founded by educator Angela Maiers, announced that it is collaborating with Microsoft to bring authentic, passion-driven learning to classrooms and communities around the world. Microsoft is excited to help accelerate Angela Maiers’ work to advance passion-based learning in schools and to celebrate the unique genius of every individual. This work has already had a profoundly positive impact on so many students and educators. “I have been incredibly impressed by Microsoft’s commitment to understanding the needs of educators and students and…
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    TidBITS

  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 29 June 2015

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:24 am
    Notable software releases this week include ClamXav 2.8.1, Toast 14 Titanium and Toast 14 Pro, and iMovie 10.0.9. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
  • ExtraBITS for 29 June 2015

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:24 am
    In this week’s ExtraBITS, Josh Centers and Joe Kissell chatted with the Tech Night Owl, Apple expanded its AppleCare+ battery coverage and banned the Confederate battle flag from the App Store, and Google debuted a virtual climb up El Capitan. 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…
  • External Link: Josh Centers and Joe Kissell Discuss Conspiracies, Backups with the Tech Night Owl

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:16 am
    Our own Josh Centers and Joe Kissell were this week’s guests on The Tech Night Owl podcast. Josh talked about Apple Music, including a conspiracy theory about Taylor Swift, the Apple TV’s future, and the possibility of ARM-based Macs. Joe Kissell recounted the 11 stupid backup strategies from his recent TidBITS article, and explained why you should avoid them. 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…
  • ClamXav 2.8.1

    29 Jun 2015 | 3:28 am
    Update transitions the Mac virus scanner from a free title to a commercial product. ($29.95 new, free update, 20.9 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
  • Toast 14 Titanium and Toast 14 Pro

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Major new release for digital media suite with new DVD burning software and audio import features. ($99.99/$149.99 new, $59.99/$99.99 upgrade) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
 
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    TUAW

  • Falcon 9 disaster messes up SpaceX's launch schedule

    Mariella Moon
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:35 am
    SpaceX is still trying to unravel the cause of Falcon 9's unfortunate explosion on Sunday. Until it figures things out, the company's putting future missions on hold for a few months, according to Parabolic Arc. It originally had seven launches left ...
  • Apple Music in the UK: what you need to know

    Matt Brian
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:15 am
    After months of waiting, Apple Music is finally upon us. The company is now ready to take the wraps off its new streaming service, which will deliver millions of tracks on demand, host a free 24-hour radio station with slots from some of the world's ...
  • Microsoft is launching a site to help teachers master 'Minecraft'

    Nick Summers
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:05 am
    Minecraft has proven to be an invaluable tool for educators and students. Not only is the game popular with children and adults, but its open, customisable nature means it can be used for all sorts of different purposes. Like learning to code, unders...
  • BBC Trust backs plan to make BBC Three online-only

    Matt Brian
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:01 am
    After months of waiting, the BBC Trust appears to have finally driven the knife into the back of BBC Three, or at least as we know it. As part of its "public value assessment" of the BBC's planned television changes, the Trust says it sees "clear lon...
  • PIQ golf sensor marries swing tracking with game analysis

    Steve Dent
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    There are golf sensors out there that track your swing and others that give you yardage and stats, but wouldn't it be nice to have one that did both? That's the theory behind the PIQ golf sensor, which comes equipped with NFC, GPS, Bluetooth and a 13...
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    MacRumors

  • Apple Music First Impressions: Convenient All-in-One Experience With Overwhelming Design

    Mitchel Broussard
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:44 am
    As Apple Music gears up to launch in the next few hours this morning -- 9 AM Pacific to be exact, following iOS 8.4 at around 8 AM Pacific -- a few publications have posted some detailed first impressions of the the music streaming service. Getting to mess around with the app for the first time, Mashable, Re/code, The Loop and Rolling Stone came away with largely positive reactions to Apple's first foray into the music streaming game, although the large consensus hanging over it all was a tentative negativity regarding the app's overwhelming amount of content and the somewhat confusing UI…
  • Apple Retail Announces 2015 Interactive Summer Camps for Kids

    Joe Rossignol
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Apple has opened registration for its annual Apple Camp three-day workshops where kids aged 8 to 12 can visit a retail store and learn how to make movies or create interactive books using software such as GarageBand, iBooks Author and iMovie on iPad and Mac. This year's two free workshops are called "Stories in Motion with iMovie" and "Interactive Storytelling with iBooks." Apple's summer workshops will be hosted between 11 AM and 12:30 PM local time, on various dates from July 20 to August 7, in the United States, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain,…
  • AppleCare for Mac Now Covers Batteries Retaining Less Than 80% Capacity

    Joe Rossignol
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Just a few days after updating the terms of its AppleCare+ Protection Plan for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple Watch to cover batteries that retain less than 80% of their original capacity within the extended warranty period, Apple has extended the same policy to the AppleCare Protection Plan for the MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Apple previously only replaced defective batteries under the old terms of the AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac, but a support page updated today now outlines that the company will also replace a MacBook's battery at no charge if it retains less than 80% of its…
  • Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' Also Available Exclusively on Apple Music

    Juli Clover
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:06 am
    One of the ways Apple will draw customers to Apple Music is through exclusive content that's unavailable on other music services. Pharrell will release his new single "Freedom" exclusively on the platform, Taylor Swift has already promised to make her 1989 album available on Apple Music, and now Apple has confirmed that Dr. Dre's album The Chronic will also make its streaming music debut on the service. Released in 1992, The Chronic has never before been made available on any streaming music service, including the hip hop star's own Beats Music service. As outlined by Rolling Stone, the site…
  • Apple Watch Sport's Display With Ion-X Glass Outperforms Sapphire Models in Bright Lighting

    Mitchel Broussard
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:17 am
    Although there has been much comparison of the scratch-resistance and weight differences between the two Apple Watch display cover options -- sapphire crystal and Ion-X glass -- not much has been scientifically tested regarding each model's reflectiveness. A new report by DisplayMate out today, however, shows just how much lower reflectivity and higher contrast there is on the Apple Watch Sport's Ion-X glass compared to the higher-end Apple Watch models with sapphire. As DisplayMate points out, the two models have identical OLED displays internally, but thanks to the different outer…
 
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    Macworld

  • Think Retro: An iPhone in Newton's clothing?

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:47 am
    Last week, the vice president of design for Lenovo, the company which a decade ago bought IBM’s computer division, floated the idea of creating a computer which is both thoroughly modern and yet which “embraces the original design details [of 1992’s 700c] in the strongest way possible.” Basically, he wants to make a retro ThinkPad with modern guts, and he wants to know if you’d buy it. Unsurprisingly, this idea appeals to me a great deal, and it got me thinking about one of my favorite bits of Apple hardware, the Newton MessagePad. Christopher PhinTo read this article in full or to…
  • How Square aims to bring Apple Pay into mom-and-pop shops

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
    You can use Apple Pay at more than 700,000 retail locations across the U.S., but good luck trying to pay with your phone at your neighborhood coffee shop or favorite food truck. While national chains and big-box stores are working to upgrade their systems to accept contactless payments and chip-and-pin cards, small businesses have been much slower to join the mobile payment party. When Cupertino took the wraps off Apple Pay last fall, some predicted that Apple would crush smaller mobile payment companies like Square. Now it’s clear that Apple needs Square to reach the millions of…
  • Get your Snapchat fix with Facebook's new silly photos

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Pretty soon you’ll start thinking that Snapchat has somehow invaded your Facebook feed. But don’t worry, it’s just that photos posted to Facebook are now getting quirkier. Facebook has updated its iOS photo uploader to make it easier to spruce up your photos right from the app. Now you can overlay text, emojis, and stickers to your photos, as well as choose from different “swipeable” filters that you can preview instantly. TechCrunch notes that the Facebook app has been testing overlaid stickers and filters since February, but now these options also include text and emojis. Facebook…
  • DisplayMate: Less reflective Apple Watch Sport is easier to read in bright sunlight

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:25 am
    The Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition have sapphire crystal covering their displays, but the lower-cost Apple Watch Sport uses Ion-X glass instead. Both were chosen for durability, but they also reflect different amounts of light. After having previously analyzed the OLED display used in all three watch models, Dr. Raymond Soneira at DisplayMate just published a detailed shootout comparing the display performance of an Apple Watch to an Apple Watch Sport. While both the watches tested (42mm Apple Watch versus 42mm Apple Watch Sport) use the same OLED screen, they appear different in ambient…
  • Sonos and Apple will make beautiful music together by year-end

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:12 am
    Apple Music won’t be tuning out Sonos after all, with support for the whole-home speakers coming by year-end. Apple confirmed the plans in a statement to BuzzFeed’s John Packowski, saying “we’re working together to make Apple Music available on Sonos before the end of the year.” (Sonos’s PR director, Fiede Schillmoeller, also tweeted the same thing.) Apple’s new service, which streams millions of songs on-demand for $10 per month, launches on Tuesday for iOS and desktop web browsers with a free three-month trial. Support for Android and Apple TV is coming this fall.To read this…
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    MacTech News

  • Typinator 6.6 for Mac OS X handles smart substitutions even smarter

    dsellers
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:37 am
    With the release of version 6.6, Ergonis Software (www.ergonis.com) celebrates the 10th anniversary of Typinator, their text expander. Along with this release, Ergonis Software has published two new Typinator sets for easy access to the symbols in the new Apple Color Emoji font introduced in OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. To celebrate the anniversary, Ergonis Software is offering a 25% discount on new purchases before July 15. The offer is good for all Ergonis products, including PopChar and KeyCue. read more
  • InPreflight for Adobe InDesign now supports Creative Cloud 2015

    dsellers
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:03 am
    Zevrix Solutions has launched InPreflight Pro 2.11.17, a compatibility update to its document preparation solution for Adobe InDesign. InPreflight is an all-in-one solution to check InDesign documents for errors, automatically collect multiple files for output and ship them to final destination. The new version makes InPreflight compatible with the 2015 release of InDesign CC featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. read more
  • Autodesk announces Autodesk Design Academy iTunes U

    dsellers
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Autodesk has announced the new Autodesk Design Academy iTunes U course. Developed by educators and industry experts across the globe, the Autodesk Design Academy (http://academy.autodesk.com) provides hundreds of standards-aligned class projects to support design-based disciplines, while using Autodesk’s 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. iTunes U is the world’s largest catalog of free education content. The Autodesk Design Academy features a growing collection of lessons, projects and courses that help educators support students as they develop technical skills. read…
  • Soundtrap announces online collaborative music recording studio

    dsellers
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:20 am
    Soundtrap has launched what it says is the first online music and audio recording studio where users can find and collaborate with people from all over the world on a multitude of devices across iOS, Android, Chrome OS, Mac OS X,and Windows platforms. It lets users record a tune or podcast by accessing a browser across multiple platforms.  Coming out of beta, Soundtrap has also announced US$1 million in seed funding and the commercial availability of its platform.  read more
  • Tablet shipments experience largest decline since 2009 category inception

    dsellers
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:10 am
    For branded tablets, the year 2015 is off to a rocky start. For the first time since inception, the popular consumer item experienced its largest QoQ [quarter-over-quarter] decline to date of 35%. In addition, tablets experienced its largest YoY [year-over-year] decline of 16%. According to marketing intelligence firm ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com), there is no denying the market is losing its momentum and leading vendors are feeling the squeeze. Apple and Samsung have been key market players and continue to dominate a significant majority of the tablet market. read more
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    Touch Arcade

  • Bethesda Discusses How They Prevented a Revolt Over 'Fallout Shelter', and the Game's Future

    Carter Dotson
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:43 pm
    I recently wrote about Fallout Shelter [Free] in my latest column for The Carter Crater, and discussed why I thought it was a game that had an intelligent launch, and should inspire other publishers in their mobile efforts. Coincidentally, GamesIndustry.biz did an interview with Bethesda vice president of marketing Pete Hines, and he seems to be aware that they had to be careful with how they launched Fallout Shelter: If we tried to do this last year without announcing what Bethesda Game Studios was doing [Fallout 4 for consoles and PC] and said, 'Oh we're doing a game and it's on mobile and…
  • 'Splendor', The Award-Winning Board Game, is Coming to iOS on July 9th

    Tasos Lazarides
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:18 pm
    We haven't had a good board game port on iOS for a few months now, and I've been itching to get my hands on one. Apparently, the board game gods have decided to heed my request and will drop Splendor on the App Store very soon. Splendor, developed by Days of Wonder, first released in 2014 and has become quite popular in board game circles. It has received the 2014 Golden Geek "Board Game and Family Game of the Year" from Board Game Geek, the Best Board Game 2014 from the UK Game Expo, and nominations for the German Spiel des Jahres and the French As d'OR. The game is a chip-collecting and…
  • Godzilab Soft-Launches New Game 'Pirate Power' in Canadian App Store

    Jared Nelson
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Godzilab put their name on the map early in the App Store's life with the excellent physics puzzler iBlast Moki, followed by the online multiplayer basketball shooting game StarDunk, and finally the adorable town-builder Happy Street. Now they're readying the release of their next project called Pirate Power, and they've just soft-launched the game in the Canadian App Store. Godzilab describes Pirate Power as a mixture of all their previous games. You'll build up your own pirate ship and battle against other players in PvP in a similar way to StarDunk, and explore lands that look like they…
  • 'Terminal Velocity' Review - Nearly a Classic

    Chris Carter
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Terminal Velocity [$2.99] is one of those games I vaguely remember playing from my childhood. It's something my uncle may have brought over once, and ended up leaving in my PC, allowing me to play it for an extended period of time. But even after all that gametime, it sort of went in and out of my memory banks, and after playing it recently on a mobile device, I can see why. It's not that Terminal Velocity is a bad game by any means, it's just not as memorable as some other classics of the time, such as Descent, which arrived in the exact same year in the US. It's a tried and true arcade…
  • Mojang is Ceasing Development on Card Battler 'Scrolls', iOS Version Pretty Doubtful Now

    Jared Nelson
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Mojang's card-battler Scrolls has had a turbulent existence, to say the least. Originally announced way back in 2011, Scrolls wouldn't even enter a beta period until June of 2013. Then, that beta period went on for a looong time, finally ending with the game's official release on desktop and Android in December of last year. Oh, and in the middle of all that Bethesda sued Mojang over the use of the word "Scrolls" thinking it might create confusion with their long-running The Elder Scrolls series. (That lawsuit made a whole lot more sense after Bethesda announced their own card-battler called…
 
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Apple Music supports iTunes Match-like song uploads, 100k song limit in iOS 9

    Andrew Cunningham
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:20 am
    We've known most of the big details about Apple Music since Apple officially announced it at WWDC earlier this month: it launches on June 30, it costs $10 per month or $15 per month for families of up to six people, and it comes with a three-month free trial that up until recently was causing some grief for Taylor Swift and other independent artists. But questions about how it would interact with other paid Apple services, most notably iTunes Match, remained. Apple software and services SVP Eddy Cue took to Twitter to answer some questions yesterday, and now we know more: Apple Music will…
  • Report: Apple looks to reinstate some iOS apps that use Confederate flag

    Kyle Orland
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:47 am
    Apple seems to be partially walking back its recent efforts to remove all apps and games featuring the Confederate battle flag from the iOS App Store. Reports and public statements from Apple suggest the company is working to reinstate games that use the flag in an "educational or historical" context. Apple's full statement on the matter, issued to many press outlets, reads as follows: We have removed apps from the App Store that use the Confederate flag in offensive or mean-spirited ways, which is in violation of our guidelines. We are not removing apps that display the Confederate flag for…
  • OS X El Capitan beta references possible 4K Mac with quad-core Broadwell

    Andrew Cunningham
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:37 am
    The 27-inch 5K iMac was introduced in October and got a price cut in May, but it still hasn't been joined by a smaller, cheaper 4K iMac. According to references found in the latest OS X El Capitan developer beta, we may have one coming soon, and it could be using the quad-core Intel Broadwell processors that were introduced earlier this month. A tipster pointed 9to5Mac toward the relevant text strings. One shows an Apple-made display with a resolution of 4096×2304, and another shows a reference to Broadwell's Iris Pro 6200 GPU. Most outlets, 9to5Mac included, have assumed that this is some…
  • Apple bars Civil War games from App Store over Confederate flag imagery [Updated]

    Kyle Orland
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:26 am
    Update: Apple has indicated it may be walking back some of these removals. Original Story The renewed debate over the Confederate battle flag is bleeding further into the digital realm this morning. As Touch Arcade reports, Apple seems to be removing many games that feature the flag's image from the iOS App Store, including a number of war simulations that use the flag primarily to mark historical context. Read 9 remaining paragraphs | Comments
  • The three-year journey to multitasking and resolution-independence in iOS 9

    Andrew Cunningham
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:18 am
    iOS 9 is giving the iPad some of the attention it needs, especially if you’re the kind of person who’s using it as a laptop replacement. The software keyboard is better. Support for physical keyboards is better. And, most importantly, we’ll be able to use that big screen to look at more than one app at a time. This may feel like a big change for the platform, but in reality, Apple has been laying the groundwork for multitasking apps since at least iOS 6. Developers have had to change their apps a lot in the last two years, between iOS 7’s new aesthetic and the introduction of the…
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    MacStories

  • Early Impressions of Apple Music from Re/code and Mashable

    Graham Spencer
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:48 am
    Apple Music and the Beats 1 radio station launch today in just a few short hours. But Apple yesterday gave Re/code and Mashable an early look at the new service and they've just published their first impressions. Walt Mossberg at Re/code writes: Apple has built a handsome, robust app and service that goes well beyond just offering a huge catalog of music by providing many ways to discover and group music for a very wide range of tastes and moods. But it’s also uncharacteristically complicated by Apple standards, with everything from a global terrestrial radio station to numerous…
  • Apple Watch and the Killer App Crisis

    Federico Viticci
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Smart take by Ken Segall on Apple Watch: Well, here’s the stark reality: The Apple Watch has no killer app. And it will never have a killer app. But anyone who hinges the success of the device on the idea of a killer app is living far, far in the past. If you need any proof, just look at the iPhone. We can all agree it started one of the biggest technology revolutions of our time. So … what’s the killer app? This is exactly how I look at the iPad, too. I have a feeling Apple Watch will follow the same path – especially after watchOS 2. ∞ Read this on MacStories
  • Igloo: An Intranet You’ll Actually Like [Sponsor]

    Federico Viticci
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:38 am
    Igloo is a social intranet. It’s built with easy-to-use apps, like shared calendars, task management, file sharing and more. It’s everything you need to work better together, in one very configurable cloud platform. With Igloo’s responsive design, your intranet already handles a range of devices, it will even work on your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus right from the start. It’s customizable, responsive, and lets teams work better together. Sharing files, coordinating calendars, providing status updates, and managing projects — almost everything you can do on your desktop,…
  • Twitterrific Adds Facial Detection

    Federico Viticci
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:09 am
    With an update released last night, Twitterrific has gained a new facial recognition feature that properly frames people's faces in timeline photos. The Iconfactory's Gedeon Maheux writes: By far the coolest of these improvements is the use of Apple’s facial recognition APIs to improve image previews. What does that mean exactly? It means that as Twitterrific displays media thumbnails in the timeline (pictures, videos, etc), the app tries to detect faces and frame the thumbnail so faces are always showing. In short, if Twitterrific sees a face in a tweet, it tries to make sure you see…
  • What’s New in iTunes U 3.0

    Federico Viticci
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:29 pm
    The iTunes U release cycle is long - too long, I would argue - but it does tend to bring good results when releases do arrive. iTunes U 2.0 brought us Course Manager on iPad. iTunes U 3.0 brings us a whole new document submission and grading workflow that is easily as good as anything that currently exists. Good overview of iTunes U 3.0 by Fraser Speirs (who knows a thing or two about iPads in the classroom). ∞ Read this on MacStories
 
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  • The Apple Watch as a Classic Pocket Watch

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:26 am
    The classic, old-fashioned pocket watch is something that every man recognizes. It used to be (or maybe still is the case) that such watches were handed down from generation to generation – something that the son looks forward to as a validation of honor from his father. And yeah, it looks solidly good. So what happens when you turn an Apple Watch into a pocket watch? That’s probably what was in Tom Ford‘s head as he conceptualized the Apple Watch Pocket Watch. Tom Ford’s design was reported to be first seen by a New York Times reporter in the London Collections: Men…
  • How Apple Music Plans to Win the Streaming War

    Kraig Becker
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Starting tomorrow, music lovers everywhere will finally get a chance to try out Apple’s much-ballyhooed new streaming music service Apple Music. The long-rumored service is now set to go online at long last as the tech giant makes a bid to challenge the likes of Pandora, Spotify, and Rdio. Apple is the newcomer to the streaming audio wars however, and it has a lot ground to make up before it can becomes a true player in this aspect of the music industry. But Tim Cook and company have mapped out a path that they hope will lead to success, and rumors suggest they are targeting more…
  • 4 Paid iOS Apps Gone Free

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    There’s quite a bunch of apps that have dropped their prices this week, but if you don’t feel like spending a single cent, here are our four choices of paid iOS apps gone free. They are a mix of productivity tools and fun apps. OfficeSuite Pro – PDF + office documents There is more to the iPad than a gaming machine. Some people actually use it for work (even if only occasionally), and if you’re one of them, you’ll want to take advantage of this app. OfficeSuite Pro is a powerful tool that allows you to create, edit, and store various document types easily. It has…
  • Emmazed, an Awesome Gallery of Photos Taken With an iPhone 6

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    One of the things that people raved about the iPhone 6 when it first came out was its camera, and indeed Apple showcases photos shot on iPhone 6. Today, I discovered a professional photographer on Reddit who describes his iPhone 6 as his daily camera. In his post, he shares: I carry two to three phones on me. When I see a scene I’m interested in capturing the iPhone 6 is the first camera I pick up. Why? Because its predictable. I instinctively know what image the iPhone is going to produce, how the iPhone will handle the dynamic range, and am never worried if the subject will be in…
  • Don’t Have the Guts to Break Up With Your Partner? Yes, There’s an App for That.

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s one of those apps that either make one shake their head in disbelief or laugh – in disbelief. Today, I ran across this app called Binder, and, believe it or not, it’s a breakup app. You know, to break up with your boyfriend or girlfriend. Or, if you’re a total a$$, with your spouse. (Not that there’s much of a difference between boy/girlfriend or spouse in this case.) The premise is simple: breaking up is difficult, so why not let technology do it for you? That way, you do not have to have face-to-face interaction. You can just disappear into thin air. Think…
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    O'Grady's PowerPage

  • Rumor: Apple begins manufacturing of next-gen iPhone, will include Force Touch systems in all models

    Chris Barylick
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:39 am
    Tweet Whatever the next-gen iPhone is packing for features, they’re apparently building it right now. This is the rumor, as Apple has started early production of its next-generation iPhone models that will retain 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch form factors and integrate Force Touch technology. A Bloomberg article has sources close to Apple suppliers stating that they’re in the midst of an early manufacturing run of the company’s next iPhone models, which will bring pressure-sensitive Force Touch technology to the device. The Force Touch feature was first deployed with the Apple Watch…
  • DisplayMate runs full comparison between glass, sapphire Apple Watch displays

    Chris Barylick
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:12 am
    Tweet Dr. Raymond Soneira went bananas yet again, this time pulling out all the stops and testing the Apple Watch glass and sapphire displays. The testing seeks to answer the question as to whether there’s a visual difference between a watch that uses sapphire versus glass? If the two were held up side by side, the one with a glass crystal would be about 20 percent brighter than the one with sapphire (due to fundamental principles of optics that reduce its light transmission), so it appears somewhat darker and duller, particularly because the light has to pass through the crystal twice.
  • Apple employees’ chatter, posts, confirm Tuesday, 8 AM release date for iOS 8.4, Apple Music launch

    Chris Barylick
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:37 am
    Tweet Apple’s employees have gotten a bit chatty over the imminent release of Apple Music. Former Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers, who now works as a Senior Director of Apple Music, blogged about the product’s launch. The company will reportedly be releasing iOS 8.4 at 8 AM on June 30th which includes the newly revamped Music app to support Apple Music. This is slightly earlier than the usual 10 AM release window. The change in scheduling seems to be in service of Beats 1, Apple’s worldwide radio station, which will start streaming from 9 AM on the same day. In a series of recent tweets,…
  • Some iPhone users on T-Mobile U.S. network reporting random “blue screen of death” errors

    Chris Barylick
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:35 am
    Tweet This is a bit weird. In the past few weeks, a growing number of iPhone owners on the T-Mobile U.S. network have been impacted by seemingly random crashes and reboots, without any clear indication as to why or how to solve the problem. The problem seems to manifest itself with an iPhone briefly flashing a blue screen before resetting, according to reports. This can happen as frequently as every 10 to 30 minutes, even if a phone isn’t actively in use. Some users have reported that disabling Wi-Fi Calling can fix the so-called “blue screen of death,” while others have…
  • Apple Watch to go on sale in the Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand on July 17th

    Chris Barylick
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:54 am
    Tweet Come July 17th, you’ll be able to snag an Apple Watch in the Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand. Apple made the reveal quietly via updates to its official Dutch, Swedish, and Thai websites. The 38-millimeter Apple Watch Sport will start at €419 (US$468) in The Netherlands, 3,995kr (US$481) in Sweden, and ฿13,500 (US$399) in Thailand. The announcements came on the same day that Apple kicked off its second wave of Watch launches, bringing the wearable to Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan. An estimated 2.79 million Apple Watch units have sold…
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    AppleTell

  • Learn touch typing for free with Typist for Mac

    Charles Moore
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:52 am
    A few years back, my wife decided to put her winter layoff time to productive use by learning how to touch type. She used a little free Mac App called TypeTrainer4Mac as her tutor, stuck with it, and within a couple of months was able to say goodbye to looking at the keys while she types. She now puts non touch typists like…ahem… me to shame in both speed and accuracy, and can also type in the dark, which stops me in my tracks. I keep telling myself that one day I’ll find the time to learn to type properly, but then again, I actually do a large proportion of my typing these days on…
  • The best 4th of July fireworks apps for iOS

    Max Covill
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:51 pm
    It wouldn’t be Independence Day without some BBQ, great music, and a spectacular fireworks show. Whether you plan to see a fireworks display or stay home, there’s plenty of opportunity to celebrate our nation’s freedom. Even your iPhone or iPad can be used to blast off some fireworks without dealing with crowds or the dangers of actually lighting them. Listed below are some of the… Continue reading The best 4th of July fireworks apps for iOS Related posts: 4th of July iOS app app and sale roundup [updated] Dragon Dictation 2.0 free dictation for iOS review Appletell examines apps…
  • LEGO Minifigures Online launches cross-platform

    Alex Martinet
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:21 pm
    LEGO® Minifigures Online has ended its short stint in beta, and is now available on PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and select Android devices. The title features cross-platform support allowing you to continue the action on your platform of choice. In the beta, Lego Minifigures was a free-to-play experience for PC user. At release, the title can be picked up for a one time purchase that varies depending upon your platform of choice. The title has new gameplay content featuring timed events, cinematics, and a new campaign. CEO Rui Casais said in the announcement that…
  • designed by m is Kickstarting the Simple Station Dock

    Kirk Hiner
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    More Apple devices means more Apple accessories, and managing them can become quite a chore, or at least get a bit messy. iPhone accessories aren’t hard to come by, but how about for the early Apple Watch adopters? How about for the many of you who have both? That’s were designed by m’s latest Kickstarter campaign factors into the conversation. The Simple Station Dock is CNC sculpted from a single block of aerospace aluminum to house an Apple Watch (38mm/42mm) and any iPhone… Continue reading designed by m is Kickstarting the Simple Station Dock Related posts: Review:…
  • Appidemic: Spirit of War: The Great War for iOS

    David Temple
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:01 am
    While war in general may not be great, there was one called The Great War. Now you can play it on your iPhone, as Sprit of War: The Great War puts WWI in the palm of your hand. What is it? This game renders WWI equipment and tactics on a hex grid for a board game feel with some nice graphics. Consider carefully and place your troops, build new… Continue reading Appidemic: Spirit of War: The Great War for iOS Related posts: Appidemic: Runaway: A Twist of Fate – Part 1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Appidemic: Runaway: A Road Adventure for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Appidemic:…
 
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  • Macspiration Basics: EJECT!

    Donny Yankellow
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Whenever you have a disk in your drive, a USB thumbdrive, or any other external drive or media connected to your Mac, you can’t just pull it out. If you do you will get an error telling you could cause damage to your device. Here’s four methods to avoid that annoying error message. 1. Go to your […]
  • ThinkTank Photo Trifecta 10 DSLR Backpack – Review

    Sam Negri
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:29 pm
    ThinkTank Photo Trifecta 10 DSLR Backpack Think Tank Photo Price: $159 U. S. Every ThinkTank Photo pack I’ve looked at in the past has been remarkable for attention to design, function and workmanship. The Trifecta 10 is no exception. This backpack is designed with serious amateur photographers and professionals in mind. It’s sleek and it’s […]
  • Backing Up Your Mac – Book Review

    Elisa Pacelli
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Backing Up Your Mac Author: Joe Kissell Publisher: Joe On Tech Price: $9.99 Ebook, $14.99 paperback 202 pages You’ve heard it time and time again: backup, backup, backup. Updating software? Backup first. Installing a new hard drive? Backup first. Sounds simply enough, but how many of us are really doing it, or if we are […]
  • MyMac Podcast 563: LIVE! From Barry’s House

    Tim Robertson
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:10 am
    Faucets! BBQ! Kittehs! The after party from Barry Fulk’s house from Macstock 2015 was amazing! So many people there and even severe thunderstorms and heavy rain couldn’t dampen (see what I did there?) people’s spirits. The GMen have a talk with lots of people and a particularly long conversation with Pilot Pete from the awesome […]
  • TechFan 214 – Edited on the iPad

    Tim Robertson
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:47 am
    This week, Tim is traveling for work again, so David takes the opportunity to break our normal podcast workflow by attempting to do the show completely on his iPad. Topics under discussion include the poor management decisions made by some Tech companies, and a retro look at the Alphasmart Neo. Download and listen here RSS […]
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    Cult of Mac

  • Designers beef up farming tech with wearables for cows

    Evan Killham
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Design firm Cambridge Industrial Design herd that dairy farmers might want to track their cows’ moo-vements, so they went ahead and developed some udderly clever smart collars to help keep an eye on the beasts. That’s right: Even cattle are…Read more ›
  • Apple Camp returns to teach tech to kids

    Evan Killham
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Parents looking to keep their creative kids busy this summer might want to look into Apple Camp, a free, three-day workshop at select Apple retail stores. As in previous years, sessions will occur throughout July and August and will guide…Read more ›
  • Apple wins over more customers than Samsung, report says

    Evan Killham
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:15 pm
    You can call it customer loyalty, brand stickiness, or whatever other terms the cool marketing kids are using these days, but it all means the same thing in this case: Apple is doing a better job than Samsung of retaining…Read more ›
  • That future where we fly around with jetpacks will arrive soon

    David Pierini
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:52 pm
    We’ve been promised jetpacks since the 1950s and dreaming about them even longer. Just hang on a couple more years. Plenty of time to save the $150,000 it will cost to buy the Martin Jetpack, which promises to be the…Read more ›
  • Everything you need to know ahead of Apple Music’s launch tomorrow

    George Tinari
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Apple Music makes its big debut tomorrow, June 30, at 8 a.m. PST. It’s going to be a very big day for the music industry, and for us listeners. It’s the day streaming goes truly mainstream. From tomorrow on, it’s officially…Read more ›
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    MacInTouch

  • Report: Apple

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:14 pm
    secret car project draining resources
  • Report: Security

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Google's stealth microphone monitoring code; adware mutations and crapware bundling from unexpected sources; Google search result manipulation; Firefox/Mozilla password issues; and ClamXav's change from free to fee
  • Report: Applications

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Apple application issues and obtuse interfaces; DNS tips
  • Report: Backup

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:14 pm
    backup and disaster protection in remote locations
  • Report: Hard Drives

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:14 pm
    DriveDX experience; hard drive reliability; Dell version of Samsung SSD
 
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  • Kool Tool: NewerTech Wireless Aluminum Keypad

    dsellers
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:15 am
    NewerTech's Wireless Aluminum Keypad (http://www.newertech.com/keypad/) complements the look and feel of Apple keyboards even as it offers a, as the name implies, keypad — something missing from Apple's Wireless Keyboard. The Wireless Aluminum Keypad pairs with your Mac, PC or iOS device via Bluetooth and reconnects automatically when the computer or device is awakened or restarted. It’s designed for finance professionals, including accountants and analysts, as well as students, teachers, administrators, programmers, and more. read more
  • Typinator 6.6 for Mac OS X handles smart substitutions even smarter

    dsellers
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:37 am
    With the release of version 6.6, Ergonis Software (www.ergonis.com) celebrates the 10th anniversary of Typinator, their text expander. Along with this release, Ergonis Software has published two new Typinator sets for easy access to the symbols in the new Apple Color Emoji font introduced in OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. To celebrate the anniversary, Ergonis Software is offering a 25% discount on new purchases before July 15. The offer is good for all Ergonis products, including PopChar and KeyCue. read more
  • InPreflight for Adobe InDesign now supports Creative Cloud 2015

    dsellers
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:03 am
    Zevrix Solutions has launched InPreflight Pro 2.11.17, a compatibility update to its document preparation solution for Adobe InDesign. InPreflight is an all-in-one solution to check InDesign documents for errors, automatically collect multiple files for output and ship them to final destination. The new version makes InPreflight compatible with the 2015 release of InDesign CC featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. read more
  • Autodesk announces Autodesk Design Academy iTunes U

    dsellers
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Autodesk has announced the new Autodesk Design Academy iTunes U course. Developed by educators and industry experts across the globe, the Autodesk Design Academy (http://academy.autodesk.com) provides hundreds of standards-aligned class projects to support design-based disciplines, while using Autodesk’s 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. iTunes U is the world’s largest catalog of free education content. The Autodesk Design Academy features a growing collection of lessons, projects and courses that help educators support students as they develop technical skills. read…
  • Soundtrap announces online collaborative music recording studio

    dsellers
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:20 am
    Soundtrap has launched what it says is the first online music and audio recording studio where users can find and collaborate with people from all over the world on a multitude of devices across iOS, Android, Chrome OS, Mac OS X,and Windows platforms. It lets users record a tune or podcast by accessing a browser across multiple platforms.  Coming out of beta, Soundtrap has also announced US$1 million in seed funding and the commercial availability of its platform.  read more
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    Daring Fireball

  • ‘Between Kickstarter’s Frauds and Phenoms Live Long-Delayed Projects’

    John Gruber
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Really enjoyed this feature by Casey Johnston for Ars Technica on Kickstarter projects that fall far behind schedule: By this point, fairy-tales about successful funding and horror stories of projects that end in abject failure or corruption have led most of us to recognize the volatility of any Kickstarter project. But lost between these two extremes is a long, sometimes confusing road that is invisible, and sometimes even inaccessible, to the mildly interested passersby. In today’s Kickstarter Web storefronts, projects appear so singular to their backers that any unplanned activity…
  • Uber Acquires Part of Bing’s Mapping Assets, Will Absorb Around 100 Microsoft Employees

    John Gruber
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Alex Wilhelm, reporting for TechCrunch: Uber will acquire assets from Microsoft Bing, including roughly 100 employees focused on the product’s image collection activities. In short, Uber is absorbing data-collection engineers from Microsoft to bolster its own mapping work. The companies confirmed the transaction with TechCrunch, but each declined to name the terms of the agreement. Microsoft handing Uber part of its operating expenses is minor, given the financial scale of the firms. The technology transfer is far more interesting. Interesting in light of my discussion with Horace Dediu…
  • Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Speaker

    John Gruber
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Apple: Apple has determined that, in rare cases, the battery in the Beats Pill XL Speaker may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. This product has been sold worldwide since January 2014 by Beats, Apple, and other retailers. Customer safety is always a top priority at both Apple and Beats, and we have voluntarily decided to recall this product. If you have a Beats Pill XL Speaker, please stop using it and follow the process below to send it to Apple. In exchange, we will provide you with an Apple Store credit or electronic payment in the amount of $325 USD or approximate equivalent in local…
  • [Sponsor] Meet Nest Cam

    Daring Fireball Department of Commerce
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:03 pm
    When Nest bought Dropcam last year, it changed things. We weren’t just reinventing unloved things like thermostats and smoke alarms anymore. We were giving you a window into your home. And now that window is 1080p HD, with better alerts, better Night Vision, and a stand that can go anywhere. Meet the new Nest Cam.
  • This Week’s Mac Power Users

    John Gruber
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:40 am
    Speaking of podcasts, Katie Floyd and David Sparks were kind enough to have me as their guest on Mac Power Users this week: Katie and David sit down with John Gruber of Daring Fireball to discuss the origins of his site, how he finds and publishes the news, and how he uses his Mac and iOS.  ★ 
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    iMore - The #1 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch blog

  • Everyone should try Apple Music. But should you subscribe?

    Serenity Caldwell
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    We all get three months free starting Tuesday. Will Apple Music be worth the $10 on month four? Apple Music has consumed my thoughts lately—in part, because I spent most of the last week writing an epic Apple Music FAQ on the service. The more I learn about it, the more I get excited. But like any service that depends on both the cloud and outside participation, there are potential pitfalls in the road. So like any neurotic list-maker, I put together a pros-and-cons overview of what's really exciting me to subscribe after that three-month trial—and what still gives me pause. (And then,…
  • Cue, Iovine, Reznor talk Apple Music advantages

    Rene Ritchie
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:02 am
    Just hours before Apple Music goes live, several interviews have been posted with executives Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine, and Trent Reznor on the service in general, and the unique nature of Beats 1 and Connect in specific. The key focus, as you might expect, is on the humanity—curated playlists, real DJs discovering real music, and a direct connection between artists and fans. With Jim Dalrymple of The Loop: "One of the things we wanted with Apple Music was depth, said Cue. "We wanted you to be immersed in it when you started using it. Jimmy, Trent, myself, and others would go in a room—we…
  • Europe agrees to scrap roaming charges altogether by 2017, introduces net neutrality rules

    Rich Edmonds
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:32 am
    Europe has agreed a final proposal to scrap roaming charges altogether across the continent, as well as new rules on net neutrality. The extra charges applied to your account for using your mobile phone abroad will be scrapped by June 2017, although a fair use policy will be put in place. To help soften the blow before the charges are scrapped, said fees will be capped at five cents per MB of data, calls and two cents per SMS from April 2016. The EU has decided not to follow the US and apply stricter rules on net neutrality. Instead, the EU will allow specialized services (such as streaming…
  • Amazon brings its Prime Now one-hour delivery service to London

    Rich Edmonds
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:31 am
    Amazon has unveiled Prime Now to the UK. Starting in London, consumers will be able to take advantage of Prime membership to enjoy one-hour delivery on over 10,000 products. Whether you're in dire need of some nappies, or need a games console to ramp up your home entertainment options, Amazon will deliver supported items within the hour. Unfortunately, it's only covering London for the time being. Should you be rocking Amazon Prime, download the official Prime Now App (available on iOS and Android) to find eligible postcodes. You can even request notification as to when the service becomes…
  • Sprint teams up with David Beckham to launch its new 'All-in' unlimited plans

    Rich Edmonds
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:56 am
    Sprint has kicked off a new marketing campaign with football superstar David Beckham, launching not only digs at competitors in the US, but also highlighting the network's new "All-in" plans. The company hopes that the new plans will offer a simpler option for consumers, making it clear exactly how much the smartphone and accompanied plan will set them back. The "All-in" plans cover not only the handset, but unlimited calls, SMS and data with a single fee. It's noted by Sprint that for the iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy S6, the All-in plans start at $80 per month. And for $60 (plus $20 for the…
 
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    Slashdot: Apple

  • iPhone 6S New Feature: Force Touch

    timothy
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:48 pm
    New submitter WarJolt writes: Apple is adding Force Touch to their iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. I'm not sure if Force Touch enough to convince an Android user like myself to switch, but there are definitely some interesting possibilities for app developers. A challenge for App developers will be to make apps compatible with both Force Touch iPhones and non-force touch iPhones. (Here's the Bloomberg report Forbes draws from.)Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • AppleCare+ Now Covers Batteries That Drop To 80%

    timothy
    27 Jun 2015 | 6:22 am
    Mark Wilson writes with news that Apple's AppleCare+ plan has been updated to address one of the biggest worries that people have about products with non-removeable batteries, and that become very expensive paperweights when the juice runs out. From BetaNews: "Previously, the extended warranty only covered batteries that would hold 50 percent charge or less. Now this has been updated so that you can request a free replacement within the coverage period if your device's battery is only able to hold 80 percent of full charge. The new terms to no apply to everyone — it all depends on when…
  • Google, Apple, and Others Remove Content Related To the Confederate Flag

    Soulskill
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:59 am
    davek writes with news that Google is removing results related to the Confederate Flag from Google Shopping, the company's online marketplace. They're also blocking advertisements involving the flag. They say, "We have determined that the Confederate flag violates our Ads policies, which don't allow content that's generally perceived as expressing hate toward a particular group." At the same time, Apple is removing from the App Store any games or other software featuring the Confederate Flag. This, of course, follows the recent shooting in South Carolina, which triggered a nationwide debate…
  • Apple To Pay Musicians For Free Streams, After All

    Soulskill
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:53 am
    vivaoporto writes: As reported on Re/code, Apple media boss Eddy Cue appears to have capitulated and Apple Music will be paying music owners for streaming even during customers's free trial period. He says Taylor Swift's letter, coupled with complaints from indie labels and artists, did indeed prompt the change. Cue says Apple will pay rights holders for the entire three months of the trial period. He explains that it can't be at the same rate that Apple is paying them after free users become subscribers, since Apple is paying out a percentage of revenues once subscribers start paying.
  • Taylor Swift: Apple's Disdain For Royalties Is 'Shocking, Disappointing'

    timothy
    21 Jun 2015 | 8:24 am
    Mark Wilson writes to note that Apple Music, yet unlaunched, already faces resistance on several fronts. From the BetaNews article: It's not just smaller, independent labels that are complaining about Apple's refusal to pay artists any royalties during the initial three month free trial period. Taylor Swift has added her voice to the growing number of complainants, writing an open letter to Apple in which she says she will withhold her new album "1989" from the service. In the letter, entitled "To Apple, Love Taylor," the singer says that the company's decision not to make royalty payments is…
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  • Kool Tool: NewerTech Wireless Aluminum Keypad

    dsellers
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:15 am
    NewerTech's Wireless Aluminum Keypad (http://www.newertech.com/keypad/) complements the look and feel of Apple keyboards even as it offers a, as the name implies, keypad — something missing from Apple's Wireless Keyboard. The Wireless Aluminum Keypad pairs with your Mac, PC or iOS device via Bluetooth and reconnects automatically when the computer or device is awakened or restarted. It’s designed for finance professionals, including accountants and analysts, as well as students, teachers, administrators, programmers, and more. read more
  • Typinator 6.6 for Mac OS X handles smart substitutions even smarter

    dsellers
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:37 am
    With the release of version 6.6, Ergonis Software (www.ergonis.com) celebrates the 10th anniversary of Typinator, their text expander. Along with this release, Ergonis Software has published two new Typinator sets for easy access to the symbols in the new Apple Color Emoji font introduced in OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. To celebrate the anniversary, Ergonis Software is offering a 25% discount on new purchases before July 15. The offer is good for all Ergonis products, including PopChar and KeyCue. read more
  • InPreflight for Adobe InDesign now supports Creative Cloud 2015

    dsellers
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:03 am
    Zevrix Solutions has launched InPreflight Pro 2.11.17, a compatibility update to its document preparation solution for Adobe InDesign. InPreflight is an all-in-one solution to check InDesign documents for errors, automatically collect multiple files for output and ship them to final destination. The new version makes InPreflight compatible with the 2015 release of InDesign CC featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. read more
  • Autodesk announces Autodesk Design Academy iTunes U

    dsellers
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Autodesk has announced the new Autodesk Design Academy iTunes U course. Developed by educators and industry experts across the globe, the Autodesk Design Academy (http://academy.autodesk.com) provides hundreds of standards-aligned class projects to support design-based disciplines, while using Autodesk’s 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. iTunes U is the world’s largest catalog of free education content. The Autodesk Design Academy features a growing collection of lessons, projects and courses that help educators support students as they develop technical skills. read…
  • Soundtrap announces online collaborative music recording studio

    dsellers
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:20 am
    Soundtrap has launched what it says is the first online music and audio recording studio where users can find and collaborate with people from all over the world on a multitude of devices across iOS, Android, Chrome OS, Mac OS X,and Windows platforms. It lets users record a tune or podcast by accessing a browser across multiple platforms.  Coming out of beta, Soundtrap has also announced US$1 million in seed funding and the commercial availability of its platform.  read more
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Mac Blog

  • Apple to Announce Q3 2015 Earnings on July 21

    Husain Sumra
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Apple updated its investor relations page today to mention that it will announce its earnings for the third fiscal quarter (second calendar quarter) of 2015 on Tuesday, July 21. The quarterly earnings statement will be released around 1:30 PM Pacific / 4:30 PM Eastern while a conference call to discuss the earnings report will take place at 2:00 PM Pacific / 5:00 PM Eastern. The earnings report will provide another look at iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales during a period following another record-breaking quarter for the devices. It will also provide a look at both Mac sales, which were up…
  • MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Twist Plus+ World Charging Station for Mac and iOS Devices

    Juli Clover
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:01 pm
    For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with OneAdaptr to offer 12 MacRumors readers a chance to win a Twist Plus+ World Charging Station. Priced at $45, the Twist Plus is a very handy charging solution that lets you charge your Mac and multiple iOS devices at the same time. Because it attaches to any MacBook Power Adapter by replacing the attached plug, it works with many different Mac models. Its included four USB ports can charge iOS devices at the same time, and it even works with Apple's newest devices, the Retina MacBook and the Apple Watch. In addition to charging multiple Apple…
  • Buyer's Guide: Discounts on iMac, Retina MacBook Pro, Apple Accessories, and More

    Juli Clover
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:21 am
    With the Fourth of July approaching, Best Buy is offering some holiday discounts on Macs, dropping its prices on iMacs and on the 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB Retina MacBook Pro. There are a few minor deals on iPads as usual, but if you can hold out on purchasing, you might be able to get a better deal later this month. We've rounded up some deals on Apple accessories, including several Apple Watch stands, and we've got list of apps and games that are on sale this week. iPad Air 2 B&H Photo is offering a small discount on most of its iPad Air 2 models, dropping prices by $30 to $50. With…
  • SanDisk Dual USB Drive Type-C Review: No-Hassle File Transfers for Apple's New MacBook

    Mitchel Broussard
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Known for providing a variety of storage solutions for desktop and mobile devices, SanDisk continues its trend of easy-to-use storage devices supporting multiple connector standards with its new Dual USB Drive Type-C. Taking aim at the growing use of USB-C in the tech industry, the Dual USB Drive includes connectors for both USB-A 3.0 and USB-C that allow users to transfer files between a traditional USB-supporting computer and a machine like Apple's new 12-inch Retina MacBook that uses the new USB-C standard. While similar to the company's iXpand Flash Drive line -- which pairs a USB…
  • Apple Named Promoter Member of Bluetooth SIG

    Joe Rossignol
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:25 am
    Apple has become a promoting member of the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) alongside existing promoters Ericsson, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Nokia, and Toshiba, giving the company the ability to vote on Bluetooth SIG corporate matters and allowing the iPhone maker to hold a continual seat on the SIG Board of Directors. “Apple has long been a key participant in the Bluetooth ecosystem,” said Toby Nixon, chairman of the Bluetooth SIG Board of Directors. “Since 2011, the company has provided guidance and knowledge to the Bluetooth SIG through its participation as an Associate Board…
 
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  • Apple to Announce Q3 Results July 21st

    Bryan Chaffin
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Apple on Monday scheduled its fiscal 3rd quarter earnings announcement for July 21st. The company will release its earnings report after the closing bell, and then hold its conference call with analysts at 5:00 PM EDT/2:00 PM PDT. Apple will stream that call to the public.
  • MGG 559: Connecting Networks Together, Photos on NAS & Upgrade Snapshots

    John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:18 pm
    A simple network is simple, but what happens when you need to do a little more? What are the potential pitfalls of storing Photos and iTunes libraries on your network drive? Want to make snapshots before you upgrade? All of this and more on today's Mac Geek Gab with Dave Hamilton, John F. Braun and Pilot Pete!
  • Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ Will Stream Exclusively on Apple Music

    Bryan Chaffin
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Dr. Dre's The Chronic will stream exclusively on Apple Music, according to Rolling Stone magazine. Dr. Dre works for Apple these days, and is a part of the company's Apple Music team. The album was Dr. Dre's first solo effort after leaving N.W.A., and it was released in 1992. The rapper turned media mogul won the digital rights for the album from his former record label, Death Row Records, in 2011. Since then, it has not been available on streaming services since that time. The Chronic joins Taylor Swift's 1989 as exclusive streaming titles for Apple Music.
  • 8 Years After Launch, It’s an iPhone World

    Bryan Chaffin
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Apple shipped the first iPhone eight years ago today. It was June 29th, 2007. That's not so long ago, and yet it feels like forever because Apple has made this into an iPhone world.
  • How the USB-C Port on the New MacBook Helps the Battery Life

    John Martellaro
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:30 pm
    There have been vociferous complaints about Apple's new MacBook thanks to its single USB-C port. However, it turns out that having only one port helps the MacBook in a very important way. How's that? John Martellaro explains.
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  • Introducing Apple Music — All The Ways You Love Music. All in One Place.

    8 Jun 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Apple today unveiled Apple Music, a single, intuitive app that combines the best ways to enjoy music — all in one place. Apple Music is a streaming music service, a worldwide live radio station broadcasting 24 hours a day, and a new way for music fans to connect with their favorite artists. Apple Music combines the largest and most diverse collection of music with the expertise of world-class experts who have programmed playlists for your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, Apple TV, and Android phones. Apple Music will be available starting June 30 in over 100 countries. “We love music,…
  • Apple Previews iOS 9

    8 Jun 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Apple today unveiled iOS 9, giving a preview of new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch software that will be available this fall. In this upcoming release, iOS devices become more intelligent and proactive with powerful search and improved Siri features — all without compromising users’ privacy. New multitasking features designed specifically for iPad allow you to work with two apps simultaneously, side-by-side, or with the new Picture-in-Picture feature, to keep watching a video while browsing the web, composing email, or using any other app. “iOS 9 is packed with more intelligence…
  • Apple Announces News App for iPhone and iPad

    8 Jun 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Apple today unveiled an all-new News app delivering the best news reading experience on any mobile device. Available with iOS 9 this fall for iPhone and iPad, News combines the visually rich layout of a magazine with the immediacy and customization of digital media. News follows over a million topics and pulls relevant stories based on your specific interests that can be easily shared or saved for later. News is powered by the new custom-designed Apple News Format, a digital publishing format that allows publishers to create beautiful layouts. “News seamlessly delivers the articles you want…
  • Apple Announces OS X El Capitan

    8 Jun 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Apple today announced OS X El Capitan, a new version of OS X that refines the Mac experience and improves system performance. Building on last year’s release of OS X Yosemite, El Capitan introduces enhancements to window management, built-in apps, and Spotlight search, and makes everyday activities faster and more responsive. Metal, Apple’s breakthrough graphics technology, is integrated into El Capitan, delivering systemwide performance gains and enabling games and pro apps to tap into the full power of Mac graphics processors. “OS X delivers unparalleled integration between Mac…
  • Apple Previews New Apple Watch Software

    8 Jun 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Apple today previewed watchOS 2, the first major software update for Apple Watch, giving developers the tools to build faster and more powerful apps running natively on Apple Watch. Starting today, developers can take advantage of innovative hardware features of Apple Watch including the Digital Crown, Taptic Engine, and heart rate sensor, along with software APIs to build new app experiences. Available to Apple Watch users this fall, watchOS 2 also includes new watch faces, third-party app information as watch face complications, and new communication capabilities in Mail, Friends, and…
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  • Apple/Assistive Tech Roundup for 7 June 2015

    Ricky Buchanan
    7 Jun 2015 | 3:04 am
    Here are the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links up to 7 June 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users. OS X Quick Tip: how to rewind or fastforward speech when using the voiceover say all command on Mac OS X Getting it All Done with ZoomText Mac and CamReader Getting to grips with the new Photos for Mac: A Take Control Crash Course A new eBook from Take Control: Getting to grips with the new Photos for Mac: A Take Control Crash Course iOS Best travel accessories for iPhone, iPad, and Mac AAC and Medical…
  • Dear Apple Accessibility Team: Requests from Switch Users

    Ricky Buchanan
    28 May 2015 | 3:34 am
    This week, OneSwitch.org.uk posted a video which is both a thank you to Apple for their work in switch accessibility and a request for something more… Thanks to Barrie Ellis for giving me permission to repost this eloquent video: There should be a video here – if you can’t see it, try viewing the post on ATMac. A “fixed point mode” would make it easier for switch users to use switches to repeatedly activate the same point on the screen – the same effect as touching the same spot on the screen. As the video shows, there are many situations where a user might…
  • Weekend Roundup for 24 May 2015

    Ricky Buchanan
    25 May 2015 | 3:32 am
    Here are the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of 24 May 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users. No pretty pictures this week, I ran out of energy – sorry! OS X New OS X audiogame! Audio Rally Racing is available – full version Monday Tech Tip: Clipboard Manager Copy’em Paste for OS X – I use this one myself – it’s handy! Digital reading focus card application for Mac OS X iOS How to Use Siri on iPhone and iPad Why accessibility should matter to iOS…
  • Atlas is learning to talk with Aacorn AAC

    Ricky Buchanan
    19 May 2015 | 8:39 pm
    This is a gorgeous video from the Aacorn Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app about a boy, Atlas, who has used their app on his iPad mini. Well worth watching… There should be a video here – if you can’t see it, try viewing the post on ATMac. Meet Atlas, a beautiful three year old boy diagnosed with expressive receptive language disorder at a young age, but whose progress with learning language should reassure anyone of the value of early intervention. Mom Elizabeth always knew her son had a lot more to say, and in this short video she discusses their journey…
  • Weekend Roundup for 17 May 2015

    Ricky Buchanan
    17 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    Here are the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of 17 May 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users. OS X The Blind Swordsman; a Self-Voicing Audio Game for Mac OS X Chrome add-on helps you see the web if you’re color-blind Been wanting to buy Dragon Dictate? Now is a great time to give your hands a break and get started with dictation. iOS AppleVis Unlimited: What’s New in Accessible Apps for April 2015 [Audio for VO users] How to unlock your Apple watch from the watch itself or…
 
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  • Ken Segall on Apple Watch's killer app

    Mike Flaminio
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:09 pm
    <blockquote class=quote>Further, what you consider to be killer probably existed previously on your laptop or camera. Which means that the killer part of iPhone really isn't an app -- it's the concept of the phone itself. One device that does all that stuff, and fits neatly into your pocket. The same can be said of iPad. The things you do on iPad can be done elsewhere, but the tablet's form factor and interface make it far more portable and usable than the desktops and laptops that came before.</blockquote> He argues the iPhone doesn't have a single killer app, but at its launch…
  • Video: FLIR One thermal camera w/ Lightning Connector for iOS (Second Generation)

    Mike Flaminio
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:25 am
    The FLIR One is a thermal imaging camera for the iOS that links to your device via a Lightning dock. This is the second generation FLIR One.
  • Second gen FLIR One thermal cam with Lightning connector now available

    Mike Flaminio
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:56 pm
    The FLIR One is a follow-up to last year's iPhone 5/5s case from FLIR. The new FLIR One uses a Lightning connector to attach to a compatible iOS device, so this time it's not limited to a specific model. The FLIR One basically has two cameras, one for thermal imaging and another to provide image definition. It has an internal rechargeable battery so it can operate without drawing down the device battery. It can be used to take still or video images. The FLIR One is available now for MSRP of $249.99. I played around with the FLIR One at CES earlier this year and it looks pretty neat.
  • Report: How free apps are changing ad-supported content

    Mike Flaminio
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:16 pm
    An interesting report at Mac Rumors looks the changing dynamics of apps sales on mobile platforms. Conventionally, major publishers dish out a lot of marketing money to bring awareness to their software. Discovery on the App Store is strongly driven by sales charts, so if you can pay to get enough downloads, your title will gain critical mass and rise the charts for even more downloads. <blockquote class=quote>This has given birth to an entirely new method of performance-based marketing known as user acquisition. In 2015's App Store, games typically aren't promoted through advertising…
  • iOS 9 looks to free up space for OS upgrades

    Mike Flaminio
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Mike Beasley: <blockquote class=quote>A new iOS 9 feature added in beta 1 was only discovered when users attempted to update to beta 2 earlier today. This new feature will allow the operating system to intelligently delete applications if you don't have enough free space to perform a software update. Once the update is complete, the apps will automatically be reinstalled and your data will remain intact.</blockquote> This is a novel approach to a problem. I've got a 16 GB iPad for the kids and I always have to delete some apps to do even modest delta updates of iOS. Sounds like…
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  • Monday News

    28 Jun 2015 | 7:44 pm
    The next iPhone is a focus of a number of articles today, from what it might include, when it will be manufactured and some patents around Touch ID. We start off with a Bloomberg report that production of the next iPhones has begun. Production is said to include the addition of Force Touch, in line with previous rumours, and the phone is said to be being produced in the same size as the current
  • Thursday News

    24 Jun 2015 | 8:04 pm
    It is pretty hard to get away from Apple Music at the moment, ahead of the launch of the new service sometime early next week. The latest news is that, following the decisions to reverse on not paying anyone during the free trial period Apple has at last landed a number of high profile indie labels. Billboard is reporting that Apple has now reached agreement with Beggars Group and Merlin to appear on the Apple Music service.
  • Tuesday News

    22 Jun 2015 | 7:52 pm
    If you ever doubted the power of Taylor Swift you may need to adjust your thinking. Within hours of Swift posting her Tumbler post on Apple not paying artists during the three month trial period for Apple Music, Apple reversed course. Apple will now pay artists, though the actual payment details are not known, during the time users are taking up the free trial period. The change was first announced on Twitter by Eddy Cue and then backed up when he spoke with Re/code.
  • Monday News

    21 Jun 2015 | 7:40 pm
    Products come and go but it is always a little sad when one ends its life as a product in the Apple Store. That is sadly the case for the original iPad Mini, which has been removed from the Apple Store. So if you were in the market for an iPad Mini best to hit up a third party seller or you might be lucky and find one at the refurb store for a little while yet. There are some up at the Australian refurb store at the time of writing. Now I don’t expect to
  • Friday News

    19 Jun 2015 | 12:32 am
    We are going to be spending a bit of time today talking about the Apple Watch. In fact we will be talking about the current version and the latest rumours about what the next version might include. For now though lets stay with the current version. Apple has not really made any comment about how many Apple Watches it has sold, other than saying it is happy etc. We have reported before on the data from a company called Slice Intelligence, who track receipts in inboxes. Reuters is reporting them as now saying that
 
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  • Tap Tap Squirrel is now available on the App Store and Google Play

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Birmingham, United Kingdom – The Happy Mongoose Company today officially released Tap Tap Squirrel for iOS and Android devices. The app is a platforming arcade game, where the aim is to help George The Squirrel negotiate a variety of environments to reach his home. To do so safely, he will need to jump across platforms, collect acorns and power ups, and leap over hazards like water and spikes. The way home is also blocked by George’s enemies and it conceals secret rooms and bonuses to discover. The game features a range of hand crafted levels filled with over a hundred missions to…
  • Reggie Ashworth announces VidConvert 1.6 – Video Conversion made Easy

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Anaheim, California – Independent software developer, Reggie Ashworth today is proud to announce the release of VidConvert 1.6, an All-New Yosemite (and El Capitan beta) update to his popular video converter for Mac OS X. VidConvert is a video converter designed to make converting your videos simple and easy. VidConvert will convert just about any type of video into one of the many popular formats of today. Creating videos for your iPhone or iPad, for your Mac or TV, or formats such as DivX and MPEG are just a click away with VidConvert. You do not need to be an expert to use…
  • Eddy Cloud: personal Music streaming service for the major cloud drives

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:50 am
    Odessa, Ukraine – CapableBits today is proud to introduce Eddy’s major update to version 2.1. Eddy is an advanced and smart cloud music player for iOS devices. With Eddy, users can put multiple accounts of any Cloud Drive services like SoundCloud, Dropbox, GoogleDrive, box, OneDrive, Yandex.Disk and WebDAV into one music library. Eddy has the most advanced streaming technologies inside. Over one million of users confirmed that Eddy is outstanding app for music lovers. And now Eddy have become even more powerful with version 2.1. Now Eddy Cloud Music supports SoundCloud, so you can…
  • Mimic: The Game for Apple Watch and iPhone is Fun and Addictive

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:35 am
    Cupertino, California – Thirty-seven years before the iPhone arrived, in 1978 a hand-held game called Simon was introduced, and within weeks of its release millions of people around the world – from young children to senior citizens – had fallen in love with the simple, hugely addictive gameplay: mimic a random pattern displayed by colored buttons. Well, fast-forward nearly four decades, and MFX Studios has recaptured that spirit of addictive fun and modernized it for the mobile world with the new, no-cost release Mimic: The Game. Designed for Apple Watch and iPhone., Mimic:…
  • Mimic: The Game for Apple Watch and iPhone is Fun and Addictive

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:35 am
    Cupertino, California – Thirty-seven years before the iPhone arrived, in 1978 a hand-held game called Simon was introduced, and within weeks of its release millions of people around the world – from young children to senior citizens – had fallen in love with the simple, hugely addictive gameplay: mimic a random pattern displayed by colored buttons. Well, fast-forward nearly four decades, and MFX Studios has recaptured that spirit of addictive fun and modernized it for the mobile world with the new, no-cost release Mimic: The Game. Designed for Apple Watch and iPhone., Mimic:…
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  • Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesign Now Supports CC 2015

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:40 am
    Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory Server 1.2.1, a compatibility update to its output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory Server automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from hot folders. The software offloads output tasks to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process. The new version makes Output Factory Server compatible with the 2015 release of InDesign CC featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Anton Pantalon Episode 3 for iOS - Time Machine Invented

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:15 am
    Osteria Design Studio announces the release of the long awaited third episode of the shocking 2014 game series Anton Pantalon for iOS devices. Anton Pantalon is a famous romantic character. Every episode is a stunner! In the previous episode Anton's plane crashed after an enemy attack. Anton was in danger but he survived using his parachute, shotgun, and his courage. Anton is lost in space and time, but he is back on track. His next mission is to build bridges to his native land.
  • Tap Tap Squirrel is now available on the App Store and Google Play

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Happy Mongoose Company today officially releases Tap Tap Squirrel 1.6, its new platforming arcade game for iOS and Android devices. In Tap Tap Squirrel, players help George The Squirrel negotiate a variety of environments to reach his home. To do so safely, he will need to jump across platforms, collect acorns and power ups, and leap over hazards like water and spikes. The game features a range of hand crafted levels filled with over a hundred missions to complete.
  • Tropical Software releases iAddressX 3.6 for OS X

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Florida based Tropical Software today announced that after a 2-month public beta, the iAddressX 3.6 full release is available. Use iAddressX to navigate contacts from a small icon in the system menu, and to initiate various tasks including printing of Dymo labels, dialing regular and Skype calls, sending SMS messages to Skype pals or friend's cell phones, and more. Interested users can visit Tropical's website to try reliable iAddressX 3.6 for free today!
  • Reggie Ashworth announces VidConvert 1.6 - Video Conversion made Easy

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Independent software developer, Reggie Ashworth today releases VidConvert 1.6, an All-New Yosemite (and El Capitan beta) update to his popular video converter for Mac OS X. VidConvert is a video converter designed to make converting your videos simple and easy. VidConvert will convert just about any type of video into one of the many popular formats of today. Creating videos for your iPhone or iPad, for your Mac or TV, or formats such as DivX and MPEG are just a click away with VidConvert.
 
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  • DragonVale: How to breed a Delirium Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    18 Jun 2015 | 12:59 pm
    DELIRIUM DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 11 Hours BUY-IT Price: 2,750 Gems HOW TO BREED: Hypnotic and Dream / Delirium and Dream / Delirium and Hypnotic (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Halo Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    11 Jun 2015 | 12:41 pm
    HALO DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 12 Hours BUY-IT Price: 350 Gems HOW TO BREED: Light and Air / Wind and Hypnotic (any mix of Air and Light dragons) (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing […]
  • Apple’s 2015 WWDC: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh

    Dr. Macenstein
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    Well, we made it through another Apple Music event, or was it a Developer’s conference? I’m not sure, but the whole things seemed a bit confused and unorganized… Let’s take a quick look at was was Good, Bad, and Meh about Apple’s 2015 WWDC! The Good Apple Music (Maybe – We’ll have to wait and […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed an Elysium Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    28 May 2015 | 11:15 am
    ELYSIUM DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 48 hours BUY-IT Price: 3000 Gems HOW TO BREED: Gold Olympus and Dream (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to discover the latest dragon combos for […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Sorarian Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    6 May 2015 | 8:39 pm
    SORARIAN DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 45 hours BUY-IT Price: ? Gems HOW TO BREED: The Sorarian Dragon can only be bred using the Collaborative Breeding Cave, and using a Sorarian Dragon (yours, or a friends) and either another galaxy type dragon, or an epic dragon. *** NOTE: IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR DRAGONVALE FRIENDS TO SWAP […]
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  • LibreOffice 4.4.4.3 - Free, open-source office suite. (Free)

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:23 am
    LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and maintenance of this OpenOffice.org fork. Many different language versions are available here.Version 4.4.4.3: please start LibreOffice at least once before installing a languagepack (tdf#89704) languagepacks are unsigned and require to use "Open" from the contextmenu while pressing the "Option" key (tdf#89561) to make use of dictionaries shipped with a languagepack, please see tdf#90298 OS X 10.8 or later…
  • Posterino 3.2 - Create posters, collages, calendars, and postcards. (Shareware)

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:11 am
    Posterino offers enhanced customization and flexibility including a variety of new, stylish templates featuring grids of identical or odd-sized image boxes. You can customize the size and shape of these boxes at any time. And with a single click, the application will automatically fill those boxes with random images drawn from the photos you uploaded. If you prefer to manually select images, you can simply drag and drop images into the template. Sharing your photos is quick and simple as well. You can directly upload your completed collages to your Facebook, Twitter or Flickr account from…
  • Jaikoz 8.2.4 - Powerful MP4 and MP3 tag editor. (Shareware)

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:37 am
    Jaikoz allows you to organize, edit, and correct thousands of songs with ease. It currently supports MP4, M4P, MP3, WMA, FLAC, and OggVorbis audio formats. Jaikoz uses MusicBrainz, an online database of over 10 million songs. MusicBrainz is a community-based database with contributions by over 200,000 people, and its system of moderation ensures the data is extremely accurate. Many of these songs also have associated acoustic IDs provided by MusicIP, allowing a song to be identified by the actual music, so it can do a match even if if you have no metadata. But no identification system is 100%…
  • iHash 2.0.1 - Verify files downloaded from internet. (Free)

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:29 am
    Simply drop a file into iHash to obtain the hash of the file. This app is great for check file integrity that downloaded from the internet. It's easy, it's fast and it works. You can drop big files. It allows you to verify that downloaded files are not corrupted or otherwise unusable before you burn them to disc or host them on your file server. Supported algorithms: MD2 MD4 MD5 SHA1 SHA224 SHA256 SHA384 SHA512 You can verify file downloaded from internet. Before you send file to someone else, you can calculate the file hash code, and then publish, so that others can verify received file is…
  • Microsoft OneNote 15.11.2 - Free digital notebook from Microsoft. (Free)

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:23 am
    OneNote is your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can capture that flash of genius, that moment of inspiration, or that list of errands that's too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office or on the go, your notes travel with you. And you can share your notes and collaborate with others, across multiple devices! Here are some more ideas on how to use OneNote: Capture rich notes for classwork, meetings, or research Keep track of your shopping list and mark items off wherever you are Create an itinerary and keep track of your travel plans for your next big vacation…
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  • Mojang retires its card battle game, offers one more year of playtime

    Mat Smith
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:48 am
    Mojang means Minecraft. But that's not the only thing the Microsoft-owned developer tinkers away at. Scrolls was another project: an online card-based battle game that's available across PC, Mac and tablets. Unfortunately, the title has reached the e...
  • Amazon brings one-hour Prime deliveries to London

    Matt Brian
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:35 am
    When it comes to new services, Amazon is a predictable beast: it'll launch something in the US first and then bring it over to the UK once it's ironed out all of the creases. That's exactly what's happening with Prime Now, the company's one-hour deli...
  • Europe to scrap roaming charges, protect net neutrality

    Nick Summers
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:32 am
    It's been a long time coming, but we finally know when roaming charges will be scrapped in Europe: June 15th, 2017. The European Commission had been pushing for an earlier implementation, but ultimately relented in order to win support from the Europ...
  • Windows 10 preview build comes with Microsoft Edge and WiFi

    Mariella Moon
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Microsoft's giving you the chance to try out its Edge browser before Windows 10 drops on July 29th, along with other new features that will come with the platform. You'll have to download Windows 10's latest preview build for PCs to take it for a spi...
  • Google Translate gets more conversational

    Mariella Moon
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Google Translate is notorious for spewing out either oddly worded or overly formal results, but the company says it's getting better thanks to people's help. Mountain View's online translator is now more adept at figuring out informal speech -- for i...
 
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  • Maccast 2015.06.24

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:35 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 530. Apple Music will pay artists during free trial period. Apple Vans confirmed to be for Maps. Apple Watch APIs good. Devs want more. XARA, do we need to worry? Apple Watch sales and margins. 27-inch iMac hard drive replacement program Better passwords with XKPasswd.net. What I’m excited about from WWDC. How will Apple Music work? Using External SSD as boot volume. Enable scroll gestures in the Dock. Routing FaceTime Audio Calls. Thing of the Moment: Audio-Technica ATH-M40x. Special thanks to our sponsor: Smile -…
  • Maccast 2015.06.14 - Photos with David Sparks

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek) & David Sparks
    14 Jun 2015 | 10:53 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 529. I'm just getting back from vacation and trying to wade through everything that happened at WWDC while I was away. As I work on that I thought it would be a good time to deep dive into Apple's Photos app with my friend David Sparks (MacSparky). David literally wrote the guide to OS X Photos, so he was the prefect person to ask about transitioning to Photos, understanding the changes, learning about the new editing tools, using iCloud Photo Library, and more. Special thanks to our sponsor: lynda.com - Learn at your…
  • Maccast 2015.06.07

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    7 Jun 2015 | 3:44 am
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 528. Apple’s Music & TV streaming services. UEFI Attack surfaces. Thunderbolt 3 is USB-C friendly. Home Kit part of Apple TV. Apple Watch finally hits retail. Recent Apple numbers. Why retailers say their snubbing Apple Pay. Covered app for media artwork. Better password storage and security. Apple Watch feedback. Thing of the Moment: Spark by Readdle Special thanks to our sponsor: Gazelle - The fast and easy place to get cash for your used iPhone, iPad, and other Apple gadgets Shownotes in: HTML or OPML Subscribe to…
  • Maccast 2015.05.31

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    31 May 2015 | 4:12 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 527. New iMac config and 15-inch Macbook Pro update. Apple Watch Updates and SDK. Apple’s Live TV service plans. iOS 9 with more HomeKit. Transit coming to Apple Maps. Jony Ive now "Chief Design Officer". mDNSresponder to save us from discoveryd. Color shift in Photos migrated from iPhoto. Unicode bug and crash iOS. Add Digital time to analog Apple Watch face. Throttle a stuck Apple Watch install. When Accessibility Attacks. Special thanks to our sponsors: lynda.com - Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video…
  • Maccast 2015.05.21 - Dos Amigos

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek) & Victor Cajiao
    21 May 2015 | 12:10 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 526. This week a special Dos Amigos episode. I'm joined by Victor Cajiao (Artechulate) as we discuss the latest happenings in the world of Apple. In this episode we cover our experiences after a few weeks of using the Apple Watch. Apple's HomeKit and if it's still exciting without a release almost a year after it's announcement. Plus our thoughts on Apple's rumored media initiatives, Apple Music (the streaming music service) and a streaming Apple TV service. Things of the Week Periscope Letterpad Firewatch Special…
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    UKMac.net

  • Inifinite Loop – Lovely Relaxing Game for iOS

    Scott Paterson
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Infinite Loop is my latest go to iPhone game for instant gratification or the gamers equivalent of meditation. Jonas Lekevicious has created a beautiful puzzle game that requires no instructions and is suitable for young and old. Whats more he has created an iPhone and Android version so everyone can play. Grab it now its free to play.
  • How to Access Magazines on Zinio for Free

    Scott Paterson
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:22 am
    In the days before the Internet I was a regular magazine subscriber and the shelves in my home office used to groan under the weight of all those glossy pages. My magazine buying days have long since gone, replaced by a diet of online news delivered first by USENET followed by online forums, web sites and most recently RSS feeds read through services like Feedly.com or apps like Flipboard. Earlier this year I started a volunteer role at my local library to show local residents how to use the library computers or if they prefer their own devices to get more out of the Internet and PC and…
  • Super Minimal Mac Pro Setup

    Scott Paterson
    21 Jun 2015 | 2:29 pm
    This super minimal dual screen setup does a great job of creating a work space in what looks like an opening in a corridor.
  • Say no to Pakisaurus – Hilarious Rant by Guzzy Bear

    Scott Paterson
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:47 am
    UPDATE: I should apologise in advance for the non-Appleiness of this post, it seems I am in a sharing mood today ! I have a friend who shall remain nameless who constantly sends me awful Youtube clips but today he out did himself when he sent me this one ! This is an hilarious rant by Youtuber Guzzy Bear Oh Yeh! about a section of the new Jurassic World film that somehow got through editing without anyone spotting the fairly obvious racist connotations ! In case you wondered the friend who sent me this is asian… Watch this, I was in stitches.
  • Calls To 0800 Numbers Free From Mobiles Starting 1st July (UK)

    Scott Paterson
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:14 am
    I just happened across this tidbit and though its not really Mac or Apple related I thought it was worth posting a quick note about it because I expect many people in the UK may not be aware of the forthcoming changes to telephone call charges that come into force on 1st July 2015. All the information you need can be found at http://ukcalling.info. There are a range of changes being made to make the charges for 08 numbers clearer to UK residents amongst which is the change that makes 0800 and 0808 calls free to mobiles as well as landlines. Good news for many people I would think.
 
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    thriftmac

  • Vivaldi

    Mark
    12 Jun 2015 | 12:11 pm
    The former CEO and co-founder of Opera has started a new project — “an advanced browser made with the power user in mind.” As of this writing, it’s considered a technical preview, but innovative promises include the ability to organize your tabs into stacks, display pages side by side, write notes on the go, and a keyboard command palette.
  • AdwareMedic

    Mark
    12 Jun 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Remove all known adware from your Mac in less than a minute. Just click the Scan for Adware button, and remove anything that is detected. Includes the ability to take a system snapshot that can help find possible sources for the problem. Created by The Safe Mac, a long-time Mac security advocate.
  • MediaHuman Lyrics Finder

    Mark
    12 Jun 2015 | 7:35 am
    Find and add missing lyrics to songs in your music library. Won’t overwrite current lyrics. Drag and drop tracks from your favorite music player (e.g. iTunes) and the app does the rest.
  • FlySketch

    Mark
    11 Jun 2015 | 12:08 pm
    A drawing window appears above all other windows you have open. Change the transparency of the canvas, and you can trace, draw over, highlight, and capture just about anything that shows up behind FlySketch. Captures can be sent in an email.
  • FreshBatch

    Mark
    11 Jun 2015 | 10:10 am
    Batch rename files and extensions — just tell it what folder you want to modify, what about the filename you need to change, and what you want to change it to.
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    Mac Tutorial Previews

  • 0509 - iCloud Family Sharing on OS X [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    iCloud Family Sharing is a great way to both reduce and manage the costs of buying Apps, Music, Videos and iBooks. Up to six Family Members can pool their current purchases and share access with each other. With the iCloud Family Sharing “Organiser” in place, all purchases can be made with a single credit card, and if you have kids, you can authorise all requested purchase with “Ask To Buy”. With the soon to be launched MUSIC App, you’ll also be able to get a Family membership plan - six individual accounts for just $14.99. You may have been putting it off, but now might be a…
  • 0508 - SaneBox Email Management - Part 2 [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Following on from looking at the basic features of SaneBox last week, I take a look at even more features designed to allow you to manage your email overload effectively.
  • 0507 - SaneBox Email Management - Part 1 [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    11 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Email can rapidly become overwhelming, unless you put steps and processes in place to manage it effectively. Wouldn’t it be great if someone stepped in and started to organise your email automatically, allowing only important emails into your Inbox. Even better, imagine someone constantly monitoring how you process email, learning as it goes and stepping in to help you out. That’s exactly what SaneBox does for you. 
  • 0506 - Backing Up Photos [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    4 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    It’s great having your Photos stored in the cloud, but you still need a backup! If you rely on just a single cloud service to keep copies of your photos, it’s not a complete solution. Without a secondary backup, either locally or on another cloud service, you may find deleted photos are permanently gone.  In this episode I look at some solutions for implementing secondary local and remote backups for your precious photos.
  • 0505 - Command-C & PDF Toolkit + [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    28 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Allison Sheridan takes us through two of her favourite utilities - Command-C and PDF Tookit+ Command-C is a great utility that allows you to transfer the contents of your clipboard between your Mac and iOS devices both ways. PDF ToolKit + allows you to manipulate PDFs easily and quickly - remove pages, extract images and compress your PDFs to allow for smaller file sizes. 
 
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    Softpedia News > Apple

  • Apple iPhone 7 Concept with Bezeless Display Looks Super Sleek

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Some of the most anticipated smartphones set to arrive this summer are undoubtedly Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. And recently, we have seen most of the specs related to the upcoming handsets leak out into the wild. So, much of what we’re going to see Cupertino uncover in a few months won’t come as a big surprise to many. That’s why some folks now choose to focus their attention on the iPhone that's bound to come out next year - the iPhone 7. It’s the case of a certa... (read more)
  • El Capitan Beta OS from Apple Hints at 4K 21.5-Inch iMac

    Softpedia News (Horia Despa)
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:27 am
    Although not especially rich in consumer-facing features, the latest version of the OS X El Capitan beta for developers gives small details of a future 4K 21.5-inch iMac. Alongside this 4K iMac, it appears another 5K model could also come later this year, Apple bringing for the first time the big guns, read 4K Retina Display, to a market already saturated with UHD and 4K monitors,
  • T-Mobile iPhones Plagued by “Blue Screen of Death” Issues

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:53 am
    It seems that iPhone users under T-Mobile are being confronted with an obnoxious problem, as of late. Owners of the said phone have taken to Facebook, Twitter and forums to complain about frequent restarts on their devices running iOS 8. The issue seems to be limited only to... (read more)
  • Telegram Messenger 3.0 for iOS Adds Apple Watch Support

    Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Telegram LLC has published earlier today version 3.0 of their Telegram Messenger app for Apple's iOS mobile operating system used on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, which adds initial support for Apple Watch. According to the release notes, Telegram Messenger 3.0 for iOS is here to add a brand-new bot API (Application Programming Interface) that allows engineers to create bots for games, as well as services and integrations. The API is free for everyone. Moreover, ... (read more)
  • Curved iPhones Could Arrive on the Market by 2018

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:38 am
    Rumors about Apple releasing an iPhone with a flexible display have been going around since before the advent of the iPhone 6. At some point, a video leaked out showcasing an iPhone with a curved, flexible glass panel. But as we all know, the iPhone 6 turned out to be a “regular” phone. However, as a new report coming... (read more)
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    9to5Mac

  • Depth, breadth and music knowledge will be the key to the success of Apple Music, say Eddy Cue & Jimmy Iovine

    Ben Lovejoy
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:23 am
    In an interview with The Loop, Apple SVP Eddy Cue and Beats founder Jimmy Iovine said that depth, breadth and musical knowledge would allow Apple Music to succeed in a market where all streaming services offer access to the same 30M songs. “One of the things we wanted with Apple Music was depth, said Cue. “We wanted you to be immersed in it when you started using it.” I had one of the most fascinating meetings ever today. — Jim Dalrymple (@jdalrymple) June 29, 2015 Iovine pointed out that playlists generated by algorithms tended to be predictable, while those curated by…
  • The reviews are in: Apple Music is ‘deep, overwhelming, exciting…’

    Seth Weintraub
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:15 am
    Apple Music makes its debut in a few short minutes and if you want to spend that time reading about what early reviewers thought (after migrating your playlists), we’ve got a list of Apple’s selected journalists who’ve played with the app and listened to the music with a few choice words: Re/Code’s Dean of Apple reviews Walt Mossberg said he would pay for the service but found the UI overly complicated for Apple… My first impression of Apple Music is that it’s the most full-featured streaming music app I’ve seen — and heard — and the first I’d consider…
  • Updated iOS app lets you see the music your favorite artists are Shazamming (Video)

    Ben Lovejoy
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:54 am
    If you’ve been following your favorite artists on Shazam, you can now find out what music they are checking out using the service. An update to the iOS app due to roll out today lets you see which tracks they are identifying via Shazam. Shazam says that the feature is available for hundreds of artists, including Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Shakira, Adam Lambert, Fifth Harmony, Clean Bandit, Maroon 5, Nick Jonas and Jason Derulo. Don’t expect to catch any of them Shazamming anything terminally uncool, however: artists have the option of keeping individual…
  • Apple Camp enrollment now open with sessions focused on iBooks and iMovie production

    Chance Miller
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:46 pm
    Apple today has opened enrollment for its annual Apple Camp program. For those unfamiliar, Apple Camp is a series of three-day workshops that Apple holds in its retail stores for kids ages 8 through 12. Apple Camp is designed to encourage the kids to explore technology and learn how to use it to be successful and creative. The two workshops this year are called “Stories in Motion with iMovie” and “Interactive Storytelling with iBooks.” The workshops will be held from 11 AM to 12:30 PM in Apple Stores throughout the United States, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong…
  • AC/DC will be available on Apple Music, ending its streaming service holdout

    Chance Miller
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:20 pm
    The New York Times reports that AC/DC’s catalog of music will be available on Apple Music starting on launch day tomorrow. In addition to Apple Music, the band’s music will also be available on services such as Spotify and Rdio starting as early as Tuesday. AC/DC to date has never offered its music on streaming services and only joined iTunes 3 years ago in late-2012. Earlier toady, it was announced that Dr. Dre’s classic album The Chronic will be available exclusively via Apple Music, a digital first for the hip-hop record. Taylor Swift’s popular 1989 record will also…
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    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • Fastest Ways to Transfer Files Between PCs and Mobile Devices

    Joel Lee
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Remember when files had to be split between multiple floppy disks to move them between computers? Or the inconvenience of burning data to rewritable CDs? Thank goodness we’ve moved on from those primitive methods. The truth is, file transfers have never been faster than they are today. Yet, to many of us, transfer speeds still seem like they inch along and take forever to complete. It’s funny how inconvenient it can be finding a quick and easy way to move data between devices. Fortunately, we have you covered. Never again will you have trouble with cross-device file transfers.
  • Fix Your Own Mac: A Troubleshooting Guide

    Dann Albright
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Apple is known for having great customer service and repair technicians, but if you’re no longer under warranty that expertise doesn’t come cheap. You can easily pay several hundred dollars for anything more than a minor problem! Why not try troubleshooting your own Mac first next time? Here’s what you need to know. But First: Backup If things on your Mac aren’t quite running like they should and you’re about to embark on a journey of resolution, you should first ensure your data is safe before something goes wrong by backing up your Mac. You should already be…
  • Sleep Mode vs. Hibernate Mode: Which Power-Saving Mode Should You Use?

    Andy Betts
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    You won’t always turn your computer off when you’re done using it. More often than not, you’ll just close the lid of your laptop, or maybe you’ll leave it to complete a task overnight while you sleep. In both cases you know that it will — immediately, or eventually – switch into Sleep mode. It’ll use less power, and also start up instantly when you return. But what exactly does Sleep mode do? How is it different from Hibernate mode, which is an extra option on Windows computers? Which should you choose, and are there downsides to using them?
  • 8 Ways To Sign A PDF From Windows, Mac & Mobile Platforms

    Mark O'Neill
    18 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    In the era of paper, when men were men, and the Internet was still a twinkle in Tim Berner-Lee‘s eye, signing something like a letter or a contract was as simple as getting a pen and scribbling your name. But then the Internet came along, and of course, like everything else, signing papers went online. But when you get that contract via email, what do you do? You have to print the last page, sign it, scan it, and email it back. How terribly inconvenient. Surely MakeUseOf, there must be a better way? Adobe Reader There’s a chance that when you...Read the full article: 8 Ways To…
  • 9 Tools to Easily Rip Your DVDs & Blu-Rays to Your Computer

    Mark O'Neill
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    It’s becoming very common these days for people to “back up” their DVDs and Blu-Rays onto their computer. This despite the fact that the exact legality for making backups is murky at best. But my own personal opinion is that “if you own it, you can do what you want with it”. Watch it, burn it, eat it, use it as a frisbee in the park, whatever. But how do you do it? Which programs are the best at ripping those disks? Which ones eat copy protection for breakfast? Here are nine free tools to consider. MakeMKV Intuitive cross-platform tool to rip...Read the full…
 
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    The MacTrack - iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and Mac News

  • Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesign Now Supports CC 2015

    Richard
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:40 am
    Toronto (ON) Canada – Zevrix Solutions today is delighted to announce the release of Output Factory Server 1.2.1, a compatibility update to its solution to automate printing, exporting and post-processing from Adobe InDesign. Developed originally for a major magazine publisher in the United States to free up their operator computers from outputting InDesign files, the software automates InDesign workflow by processing files from watched hot folders. The new version makes Output Factory Server compatible with the recently announced 2015 release of InDesign CC, featured as part of Adobe…
  • Tap Tap Squirrel is now available on the App Store and Google Play

    Richard
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Birmingham, United Kingdom – The Happy Mongoose Company today officially released Tap Tap Squirrel for iOS and Android devices. The app is a platforming arcade game, where the aim is to help George The Squirrel negotiate a variety of environments to reach his home. To do so safely, he will need to jump across platforms, collect acorns and power ups, and leap over hazards like water and spikes. The way home is also blocked by George’s enemies and it conceals secret rooms and bonuses to discover. The game features a range of hand crafted levels filled with over a hundred missions to…
  • Reggie Ashworth announces VidConvert 1.6 – Video Conversion made Easy

    Richard
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Anaheim, California – Independent software developer, Reggie Ashworth today is proud to announce the release of VidConvert 1.6, an All-New Yosemite (and El Capitan beta) update to his popular video converter for Mac OS X. VidConvert is a video converter designed to make converting your videos simple and easy. VidConvert will convert just about any type of video into one of the many popular formats of today. Creating videos for your iPhone or iPad, for your Mac or TV, or formats such as DivX and MPEG are just a click away with VidConvert. You do not need to be an expert to use…
  • Tropical Software releases iAddressX 3.6 for OS X

    Richard
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Atlantic Beach, Florida – Tropical Software today announced that after a 2-month public beta the iAddressX 3.6 full release is available. Use iAddressX to navigate contacts from a small icon in the system menu, and to initiate various tasks including printing of Dymo labels, dialing regular and Skype calls, sending SMS messages to Skype pals or friend’s cell phones, and more. Menubar Convenience and iAddressX: From the first release of Macintosh computers main menu bar, also called the system menu, has been a main Mac feature. iAddressX has now returned to the Mac system menu as a…
  • Eddy Cloud: personal Music streaming service for the major cloud drives

    Richard
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:50 am
    Odessa, Ukraine – CapableBits today is proud to introduce Eddy’s major update to version 2.1. Eddy is an advanced and smart cloud music player for iOS devices. With Eddy, users can put multiple accounts of any Cloud Drive services like SoundCloud, Dropbox, GoogleDrive, box, OneDrive, Yandex.Disk and WebDAV into one music library. Eddy has the most advanced streaming technologies inside. Over one million of users confirmed that Eddy is outstanding app for music lovers. And now Eddy have become even more powerful with version 2.1. Now Eddy Cloud Music supports SoundCloud, so you can…
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    The Loop

  • ∞ Talking to Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine about Apple Music

    Jim Dalrymple
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:59 am
    On Monday afternoon, I went to Apple’s campus to meet with Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, and Beats Founder, Jimmy Iovine, to talk about Apple Music. [...]
  • ∞ First Look: Apple Music

    Jim Dalrymple
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:59 am
    I sat down yesterday with Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, and Beats Founder Jimmy Iovine to talk about Apple Music. I also started using the new service myself, so I wanted to give you my thoughts on what I found so far, good and bad. [...]
  • Release Notes Conference early bird tickets end tomorrow

    Jim Dalrymple
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Release Notes, which bills itself as “A Conference About Building Businesses,” is ending its early bird ticket sales tomorrow. If you want in on the sale pricing, go today and pick them up. I’ll be at the conference, so I hope to see you there.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • A new website for designers and developers [Sponsor]

    Jim Dalrymple
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:27 pm
    A new and exciting website has recently been launched for web designers and developers.You likely spend hours every morning browsing through hundreds of posts on your RSS feeds, hoping to stumble across relevant stories. Designer News was built to provide web designers and developers with a single location to discover the latest and most significant stories on the Web.They search through hundreds of posts on blogs, social media, and news channels, to deliver the most essential stories of the day. The content covers quality news, fresh tools and apps, case studies, code demos, inspiration…
  • Apple Music is coming to Sonos by the end of the year

    Shawn King
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
    The Verge:Sonos let its fans know weeks ago that the company’s multi-room, wireless speakers would not support Apple Music at launch. But there is some good news: we now know that Apple and Sonos are trying to make it a reality. A Sonos spokesperson has confirmed to The Verge that the two companies are working together to bring Apple Music support “before the end of the year.”I’ve never used the Sonos system but those I know who have rave about it. Good to see they and Apple are going to work together. Also interesting to see Apple confirm this “rumor”.∞…
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • Samsung Galaxy A8: The Slimmest Android Smartphone Model Yet

    Mari Saito
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Anyone who has ever owned a Samsung smartphone knows that the company isn’t really known for its slim designs. However, according to recent spec leaks, it looks like Samsung’s breaking with their own traditions. Though its predecessors the Galaxy S6 and A7 are both quite svelte-looking, it seems that Samsung’s newest model, the... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at http://www.mytechguide.org/contact/
  • AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition Review, Download

    SK Mezanul Haque
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Performing any tasks related to hard disk is a daunting task for majority of computer users. All operating systems are equipped with a built-in disk management software that provides basic functions like creating new partitions or deleting existing ones. Microsoft Windows is no exception here. The flagship operating system by Microsoft comes... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at http://www.mytechguide.org/contact/
  • Microsoft’s Switch to Windows Phone App allows Android users to move from Android to Windows Phone

    SK Mezanul Haque
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:59 am
    Microsoft has released a new smartphone app titled “Switch to Windows Phone” for Android users. This new application will allow Android users to easily move from Android to Windows Phone platform. The software giant is all set to launch Windows 10 on July 29, 2015. Unlike the desktop version of the operating system, Windows 10 Mobile... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at http://www.mytechguide.org/contact/
  • Google Chrome Latest Version Download For Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Mobile

    SK Mezanul Haque
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:30 am
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 43 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. A partial list of changes in the latest Google Chrome update, Chrome 43.0.2357.130, is available here. If you already use Google Chrome you don’t need to worry about downloading the latest version manually. The web browser should download the update... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at http://www.mytechguide.org/contact/
  • Microsoft Edge replaces Project Spartan in the latest Windows 10 Preview Build

    SK Mezanul Haque
    20 Jun 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Microsoft will officially replace “Project Spartan” with Microsoft Edge in the next upcoming Windows 10 build. The next build will be first available to Windows Insiders who are in the Fast ring. When Microsoft announced the successor of Internet Explorer, they officially titled the new web browser as Project Spartan. As the release... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at http://www.mytechguide.org/contact/
 
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    OS X Daily

  • How to Install Apps on Apple Watch

    Paul Horowitz
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:33 pm
    The Apple Watch allows apps to be installed onto the device, but unlike the iPhone, iPad, or Mac, there isn’t really an App Store specific to Apple Watch with the traditional ‘get’ and ‘buy’ download buttons. Instead, installing apps onto Apple Watch is handled through the paired iPhone, which makes sense given that most Apple ... Read More
  • Annotate eMail Attachments with MarkUp in Mail for Mac OS X

    Paul Horowitz
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:42 am
    The modern versions of Mac Mail app support an easy to use image and PDF annotation feature called MarkUp. MarkUp allows users to quickly perform annotation tasks like drawing on an image, adding a note, or even adding a signature, it’s essentially the Preview apps editing tools suite but available instantly in Mail for OS ... Read More
  • Mac Setup: Triple Display Retina iMac Workstation

    OSXDaily
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:33 pm
    This weeks featured Mac office setup is the triple-display workstation of a Software Development Manager Craig H. Let’s dive right in to learn more about the hardware and apps put to use: What hardware makes up your Mac setup? My current setup at my office includes: iMac 27″ with Retina 5K Display (Late 2014) – ... Read More
  • Next iPhone with Force Touch Displays Under Production

    Paul Horowitz
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Apple has started production of the next generation iPhone models which are to be equipped with Force Touch screen features, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Force Touch is able to detect differences in the amount of pressure placed on the display, offering different interactions as a result. The Bloomberg report appears to confirm ... Read More
  • How to Update WatchOS on Apple Watch

    Paul Horowitz
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Updating an Apple Watch to a new version of watchOS is very easy, but if you’ve never done it before you may find it to be different from other Apple devices like updating iOS and OS X. The primary difference is that updating WatchOS is not done on the Apple Watch itself, instead, it’s started ... Read More
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    iThinkDifferent

  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Ships with 1.26GB Free Space on 8GB Storage

    Imran
    8 Jun 2015 | 1:56 am
    As the old saying goes, there are lies, damned lies, and advertised internal storage capacities for mobile devices. Manufacturers misrepresenting usable space on devices is a trick with a long and storied history, but Sony’s Xperia M4 Aqua is the most shameless fakery I’ve ever seen. As spotted by XperiaBlog, the 8GB version of the(...) Related posts: PlayStation Mobile Launches for Sony and HTC Android Phones and PlayStation Vita Preview: Xperia Play PlayStation Phone – Not by Sony though Difference between Windows 7 and Vista storage space usage Sony Ericsson Xperia Play UK…
  • Watch Live Video Stream of Apple’s WWDC 2015 on June 8

    Imran
    3 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    Apple has setup the live stream video page for WWDC 2015, which would be taking place in Moscone West in San Francisco on June 8. The live stream will be available on all Apple products, including OS X, iOS and Apple TV. The events channel for Apple TV has also started appearing for users. Apple(...) Related posts: Watch Google I/0 2015 Live Video Stream on YouTube Watch Live Video Stream of Apple’s 9th September iPhone 6 Launch Event Apple Announces ‘Spring Forward’ Event On 9th March, Will Be Streamed Live Follow Official Live Video Stream of Apple’s September 1 Event Watch…
  • Windows 10 Gets Official Launch Date: July 29 (PCs and Tablets only)

    Imran
    1 Jun 2015 | 7:40 am
    Windows 10 has finally gotten an official launch date by Microsoft which is July 29th, 2015. The release will be for PCs and tablets, while the Windows 10 Mobile release date is yet to be announced.    Windows 10 will ship with brand new and must needed design updates, Cortana personal assistant, Edge (Microsoft’s new(...) Related posts: It’s official! Windows 7 will RTM during the last 2 weeks of July Official Netflix App for Windows 8 Now Available in Windows Store Pre-Orders Begin for Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Copies, Windows 8 PCs and Tablets Windows 7 RTM to be completed on 13th…
  • Apple Watch Heart Rate Monitoring Bug is A Feature Update

    Imran
    1 Jun 2015 | 1:54 am
    WatchOS 1.0.1 issue, which effected the heart rate monitoring after every 10 minutes to work only at random intervals, is not a bug, says Apple. Apple’s updated support page, spotted by 9to5mac, says that it is not an issue and intentional behaviour. Heart rate monitoring only works when the arm or hand are not moving.(...) Related posts: WatchOS 1.0.1 Has Messed Up Apple Watch Heart Rate Readings First Major Update for Apple Watch To Get Health And Third Party Apps Improvements Watch the new Apple Watch Ads Titled Us, Up and Rise Apple Watch Tips And Tricks That You Might Not Know Apple…
  • GA.TODAY is a Must Have Google Analytics Widget for iPhone Users With Websites

    Imran
    29 May 2015 | 8:06 am
    GA.TODAY is a simplistic but extremely useful Google Analytics widget for iOS notification center. For website or blog owners nowadays, it is important to stay on top of analytics to keep a check on the traffic to their web properties and GA.TODAY serves this need perfectly to provide quick and live updates on current statistics.(...) Related posts: Google Shows New Widget for Weather Search Results for iPhone and Android Users UISettings: iOS 5 Notification Center Widget Released, Download Now! Google provides browser add-on to opt-out of Google Analytics How To: Install Twitter Widget For…
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  • Did Taylor Swift Strong Arm Apple?

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Apple Music will be here soon, and Taylor Swift is using her popularity to strong arm Apple into giving more to music artists. On June 21st, Taylor Swift wrote an open letter to Apple from her Tumblr blog expressing her dismay that Apple wouldn’t be paying artists during customers trial of the service. In true Taylor style, she was elegant and made a forceful and compassionate argument on behalf of all artists. Let’s face it, Warner, Sony, Universal and EMI have been sticking it to artists for years. And as big as Apple is, the company is supportive of the little guy. Well, just…
  • Trading Multiple Strategies

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    5 Jun 2015 | 6:50 am
    The AppleInvestor AutoTrader service is patterned after successful hedge fund strategies. The main premise is to employ multiple non-correlated strategies on a variety of stocks from low-correlated markets. This has the effect of a hedge, while each system individually is a solid performer. The effect is a smooth equity curve, with minimal drawdowns, and consistent performance under a variety of market conditions. The equity curve below shows the combined performance of four strategies and four stocks (AAPL, FB, NFLX, TSLA), for a total of 16 systems. The dollar risk is distributed equally…
  • Hows That Apple Post Earnings Buy and Hold Strategy Working For Ya?

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    6 May 2015 | 11:47 am
    On Monday, April 27th, Apple reported Q2 earnings which turned out to be the 2nd largest earnings report in US history. And look what happened to the stock post earnings. Here we are a full 10 days after Apple’s incredible showing, and the stock is more than 10 percent down. Hows that buy and hold strategy working for ya now? Were you enticed by the prospect of blowout earnings, and swayed into buying a few hundred or more shares of the best publicly traded company on the planet? If you were, then you are down big, I mean really big. Buy and hold just doesn’t work anymore in the…
  • How Did Apple’s Post Earnings Crash Affect You?

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    1 May 2015 | 8:26 am
    [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Be honest, I won’t tell. Did your brokerage account suffer a serious ding from that surprise post earnings crash? Who in their right mind would have ever thought that Apple’s stock price could fall more than 10 points after such blowout numbers? Look, we can expect this if there were missed numbers, like margins fell below expectations, or the top line was short of the whisper number, or even if the forward guidance wasn’t up to analysts’ expectations. But this was way out there. Apple beat most analysts…
  • Only 38 Days to Apple’s WWDC15

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    1 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference starts on Monday June 8th and ends on the following Friday, June 12th. We can expect a keynote speech from CEO Tim Cook, likely to occur at 10AM PST or 1PM EST. Tim will set the stage for Apple’s future. Why is this significant? It’s significant because Apple is maturing into something much bigger than what it has represented in the past. You can look at this next stage as the third stage in Apple’s development as a global conglomerate, leading and shaping the way we communicate and manage our lives. The first stage was the era…
 
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  • Throwback Thursday! MacGroup Detroit February 2002!

    Chita Hunter
    10 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Stuff Happens, in this Throwback Thursday! No matter what the time, day, week, season or year, stuff happens. With computers and electronics when problems occur, most can be solved. But, at those times when things aren’t working quite right, you have to endure if the expense to replace is more than you can afford, ferret-out the problem if you are sure it’s something that you can fix, or surrender and let it go when you can’t and buy new. In this post of Throwback Thursday! I revisit a very humorous experience “That little green light…” that took me…
  • Throwback Thursday! MacGroup Detroit January 2000!

    Chita Hunter
    3 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    It’s amazing how fast time flies! It’s amazing to me that I’ve been  member of MacGroup-Detroit since 1993. Where did all of those years go? I don’t know when I started writing for MGD, but I know that it has always been a labor of love. Recently, I came across some of the old MacNews PDF files from before MacNews went all digital-online. It is really fun and funny reading some of the articles about the state of computers, software and stuff of that time, and seeing photos from ‘way-back-then.’ Boy, if I knew then what I know now…you know the rest.
  • Mobile Device Scanner Apps: ScannerApp and Scanbot

    Chita Hunter
    27 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
      Mobile Device Scanner Apps Have Become Pretty Handy For business use, school use, or for personal use, you might find that having the ability to scan business cards, documents, sketches, notes, or whatever your need, with your mobile device can come in quite handy. Then add in the ability to sync or upload to your cloud storage, and it gets even better. First you should define what scanning app or apps will be best for you. What features are a must? Features like: scanning resolution quality, edge detection, multi-page scanning capability, password protection, OCR. Do you want these…
  • Creating Distressed Text using Adobe Illustrator CC 2014

    Chita Hunter
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    A favorite design technique is to create what is called Distressed Text. You can use just about any image of texture (bark, paneling, grass, sand, concrete, etc.) as a background to create the effect. In the following video, I take you through creating Distressed Text using Adobe Illustrator CC 2014, though you can pull this off using earlier versions of Adobe Illustrator as well. Using Illustrator has several benefits: The art object remains vector The art object is scalable without losing integrity The art object is resolution independent Enjoy!
  • 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…
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  • Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesign Now Supports CC 2015

    Richard
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:40 am
    Toronto (ON) Canada – Zevrix Solutions today is delighted to announce the release of Output Factory Server 1.2.1, a compatibility update to its solution to automate printing, exporting and post-processing from Adobe InDesign. Developed originally for a major magazine publisher in the United States to free up their operator computers from outputting InDesign files, the software automates InDesign workflow by processing files from watched hot folders. The new version makes Output Factory Server compatible with the recently announced 2015 release of InDesign CC, featured as part of Adobe…
  • Tap Tap Squirrel is now available on the App Store and Google Play

    Richard
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Birmingham, United Kingdom – The Happy Mongoose Company today officially released Tap Tap Squirrel for iOS and Android devices. The app is a platforming arcade game, where the aim is to help George The Squirrel negotiate a variety of environments to reach his home. To do so safely, he will need to jump across platforms, collect acorns and power ups, and leap over hazards like water and spikes. The way home is also blocked by George’s enemies and it conceals secret rooms and bonuses to discover. The game features a range of hand crafted levels filled with over a hundred missions to…
  • Reggie Ashworth announces VidConvert 1.6 – Video Conversion made Easy

    Richard
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Anaheim, California – Independent software developer, Reggie Ashworth today is proud to announce the release of VidConvert 1.6, an All-New Yosemite (and El Capitan beta) update to his popular video converter for Mac OS X. VidConvert is a video converter designed to make converting your videos simple and easy. VidConvert will convert just about any type of video into one of the many popular formats of today. Creating videos for your iPhone or iPad, for your Mac or TV, or formats such as DivX and MPEG are just a click away with VidConvert. You do not need to be an expert to use…
  • Tropical Software releases iAddressX 3.6 for OS X

    Richard
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Atlantic Beach, Florida – Tropical Software today announced that after a 2-month public beta the iAddressX 3.6 full release is available. Use iAddressX to navigate contacts from a small icon in the system menu, and to initiate various tasks including printing of Dymo labels, dialing regular and Skype calls, sending SMS messages to Skype pals or friend’s cell phones, and more. Menubar Convenience and iAddressX: From the first release of Macintosh computers main menu bar, also called the system menu, has been a main Mac feature. iAddressX has now returned to the Mac system menu as a…
  • Eddy Cloud: personal Music streaming service for the major cloud drives

    Richard
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:50 am
    Odessa, Ukraine – CapableBits today is proud to introduce Eddy’s major update to version 2.1. Eddy is an advanced and smart cloud music player for iOS devices. With Eddy, users can put multiple accounts of any Cloud Drive services like SoundCloud, Dropbox, GoogleDrive, box, OneDrive, Yandex.Disk and WebDAV into one music library. Eddy has the most advanced streaming technologies inside. Over one million of users confirmed that Eddy is outstanding app for music lovers. And now Eddy have become even more powerful with version 2.1. Now Eddy Cloud Music supports SoundCloud, so you can…
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  • The Happy-Pride Edition

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:38 am
    Great to celebrate with over 8,000 Apple employees, friends and families. Happy Pride everyone! #applepride pic.twitter.com/2A9YD9z95B— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) June 29, 2015 Selfie Appropriate use of a selfie stick. pic.twitter.com/jRNjTmerhw— James Glynn (@jamesglynn) June 29, 2015 Stuff. MindNode 2 Review: Makes Mac Brainstorming A Breeze, by J.R. Bookwalter, Macworld Version 2.0 introduces popover notes as a way to add more comprehensive information without additional screen clutter, while the new text outline option displays a more traditional breakdown alongside the mind map.
 
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  • Kool Tool: NewerTech Wireless Aluminum Keypad

    dsellers
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:15 am
    NewerTech's Wireless Aluminum Keypad (http://www.newertech.com/keypad/) complements the look and feel of Apple keyboards even as it offers a, as the name implies, keypad — something missing from Apple's Wireless Keyboard. The Wireless Aluminum Keypad pairs with your Mac, PC or iOS device via Bluetooth and reconnects automatically when the computer or device is awakened or restarted. It’s designed for finance professionals, including accountants and analysts, as well as students, teachers, administrators, programmers, and more. read more
  • Typinator 6.6 for Mac OS X handles smart substitutions even smarter

    dsellers
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:37 am
    With the release of version 6.6, Ergonis Software (www.ergonis.com) celebrates the 10th anniversary of Typinator, their text expander. Along with this release, Ergonis Software has published two new Typinator sets for easy access to the symbols in the new Apple Color Emoji font introduced in OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. To celebrate the anniversary, Ergonis Software is offering a 25% discount on new purchases before July 15. The offer is good for all Ergonis products, including PopChar and KeyCue. read more
  • InPreflight for Adobe InDesign now supports Creative Cloud 2015

    dsellers
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:03 am
    Zevrix Solutions has launched InPreflight Pro 2.11.17, a compatibility update to its document preparation solution for Adobe InDesign. InPreflight is an all-in-one solution to check InDesign documents for errors, automatically collect multiple files for output and ship them to final destination. The new version makes InPreflight compatible with the 2015 release of InDesign CC featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. read more
  • Autodesk announces Autodesk Design Academy iTunes U

    dsellers
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Autodesk has announced the new Autodesk Design Academy iTunes U course. Developed by educators and industry experts across the globe, the Autodesk Design Academy (http://academy.autodesk.com) provides hundreds of standards-aligned class projects to support design-based disciplines, while using Autodesk’s 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. iTunes U is the world’s largest catalog of free education content. The Autodesk Design Academy features a growing collection of lessons, projects and courses that help educators support students as they develop technical skills. read…
  • Soundtrap announces online collaborative music recording studio

    dsellers
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:20 am
    Soundtrap has launched what it says is the first online music and audio recording studio where users can find and collaborate with people from all over the world on a multitude of devices across iOS, Android, Chrome OS, Mac OS X,and Windows platforms. It lets users record a tune or podcast by accessing a browser across multiple platforms.  Coming out of beta, Soundtrap has also announced US$1 million in seed funding and the commercial availability of its platform.  read more
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  • Taylor Swift vs Apple Music: Joy of Tech Nails It

    the rocr
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:48 am
    Apple Music launches on Tuesday, June 30 at 8am and you will be able to stream Taylor Swift’s smash 1989 album. But, it almost didn’t happen — would you believe that Taylor Swift is actually a hammer throwing super hero? Yeah, ... The post Taylor Swift vs Apple Music: Joy of Tech Nails It appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Google Fiber Is ‘THE’ Engine Driving Gigabit Broadband?

    the rocr
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:02 pm
    People, Americans especially, are fond of labelling things as either good or bad, success or failure. Usually, however, reality is significantly more nuanced and, quite frankly, more interesting. The example of gigabit broadband, specifically Google Fiber, is instructive. Technology Review is ... The post Google Fiber Is ‘THE’ Engine Driving Gigabit Broadband? appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Acorn 4.5.5 Brings OS X Yosemite Share Extension

    the rocr
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:06 pm
    Otherwise, Acorn 4.5.5 is mostly about bug fixes, including some that affects at least several developers testing OS X El Capitan. And, yes, Photos sharing is a biggish deal. • Acorn 4.5.5 (MAS, $29.99) — Acorn now comes with a share extension ... The post Acorn 4.5.5 Brings OS X Yosemite Share Extension appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Mac Game Sale: BioShock, XCOM, More

    the rocr
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:45 am
    Over the hills and through the woods — a long boring drive and visit — to grandma’s house we go. Not this year, because you will be forearmed with fun titles from the 2K Mac game sale! Save 50 percent ... The post Mac Game Sale: BioShock, XCOM, More appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • iPhone Owners Prefer Soups n’ Smoothies

    the rocr
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:22 pm
    And, our Android friends definitely skew toward cheeseburgers, wings and fries. What does you choice of smartphone say about your dietary habits? Maybe nothing at all. Regardless, the good people at NPD Group have surveyed iPhone owners and Android users ... The post iPhone Owners Prefer Soups n’ Smoothies appeared first on FairerPlatform.
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  • Google and Apple Battle for Dashboard Dominance

    26 Jun 2015 | 12:11 am
    CarPlay & Android Auto – Snuggled in Dashboard of Car Test Cars have now become the new battleground for consumer internet companies and at the Consumer Electronics Show, held at Las Vegas,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple Flashed Big Moves, Big Releases at WWDC15

    25 Jun 2015 | 12:32 am
    Wait. Anticipation. Rumour. Leak. Excitement. Surprise. Innovation. Beauty. All these above mentioned words are being used to describe Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) for so many... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple plans FaceTime camera

    21 Jun 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Apple Watch 2 – Video Camera/New Wireless System for iPhone It has been revealed by sources that two months after its initial launch of Apple Watch and a day following the device’s debut at its... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple is setting itself Up For a Giant iPad

    17 Jun 2015 | 9:44 pm
    Apple’s larger Version 12.9 Inch iPad It has been rumoured that Apple had be working on a 12.9 inch iPad for years.Some report that the company would be unveiling its bigger tablet at the Apple... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple is Going to Kill the Home Screen

    14 Jun 2015 | 1:27 am
    Revealed - Home Screen – Centre of iPhone to Move on The home screen is the centre of the iPhone experience and it has been revealed by Apple at WWDC that they are moving on. From birth, the home... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Skype Updated for Apple Watch | iDownloadBlog

    FriendsofMac
    3 Jun 2015 | 6:19 am
    Microsoft-owned Skype today issued an update to its free-of-charge iPhone application in the App Store, adding a few enhancements related to chatting on both your handset and the Apple Watch. Web link previews are now available in your chat, courtesy of Skype 5.13 for iPhone. When you paste a URL into the chat window, the mobile application will now provide a preview of the website similar to Facebook. Previews are available when you send or receive a web link and support video content, blogs, news websites and many other types of web content. Skype’s iPhone app already includes a…
  • iOS 8.0.2 Update Released with Bug Fixes for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch | OSX Daily

    FriendsofMac
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Apple has released iOS 8.0.2 for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users running iOS 8. The update includes multiple bug fixes, including resolutions to problems introduced by the failed iOS 8.0.1 launch. Full release notes for iOS 8.0.2 are included below.  Updating to iOS 8.0.2 with Over-the-Air Download The simplest way for users to update to iOS 8.0.2 is through the Over-the-Air update service offered directly on an eligible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The download is about 72MB and installs quickly. Be sure to backup your iOS device before installing this or any other software update.
  • How To: Install Custom Keyboards in iOS 8 | MacTrast

    FriendsofMac
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:42 pm
    With the debut of iOS 8, Apple’s mobile operating system now allows the installation of third-party keyboards such as offerings from Swype, SwiftKey, and Minuum.  Here’s how to install the keyboards as they become available. Once you download a keyboard from the App Store, you’ll need to go through a few steps to get it up and running on your device. (You’ll find a list of available keyboards at the end of this article.) To activate a new keyboard: Tap the icon of the keyboard app you downloaded to open it. Exit the app, and go into the iOS Settings Go to “General” ->…
  • Is This the New iWatch? | Friends of Mac

    FriendsofMac
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Could this be the 1st leaked video of Apple’s upcoming iWatch? Apple is holding it’s annual event on Tuesday, so maybe we’ll find out!
  • Is This the First Video Review of the iPhone 6? | 9to5mac

    FriendsofMac
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    Is this the first video review of the iPhone 6? The iPhone 6 leaks are coming fast and furious ahead of Tuesday’s event. This latest video is a supposed review of the iPhone 6 in Mandarin. We won’t know how legit it is for another 48 hours but it is certainly convincing. A brief translation from Stan1028 below: Just a brief translation: One is an iPhone 5s and the other is, I’m not sure what it is gonna be called, probably the iPhone 6. You guys might be curious if this phone that I am holding might be a knock off or fake, but it does have an Touch ID, I (you) don’t think so? Let’s…
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  • Expense Tracker 2.0: Powerful Mobile App Which Can Protect You from Unwanted Expenses!

    Milana Rose
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:22 am
    We have come halfway down 2015 while having a resolution in mind at the dawn of the new-year. According to University of Scranton psychology study, an estimate of 75% maintain their resolution only through the first week while only 46% […]
  • Restore Data from Mac Trash Using EaseUS Data Recovery for Mac

    Milana Rose
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:24 am
    For Apple Macintosh users, data recovery is kind of a difficult job. For the restrictions Mac OS has imposed, retrieving lost data off a hard drive is sometimes quite difficult if the user is not much proficient in operating the […]
  • Current Condition of Accountant Jobs in Mumbai

    Milana Rose
    3 Jun 2015 | 6:32 am
    Accounting is the process of record keeping of a person or company’s financial transactions to calculate profit/loss. An individual who specializes in this field is known as an accountant. Finance is a process of providing advice to person or company […]
  • E3D-v6: Review of 6th Version of Original Hotend by E3D

    Milana Rose
    22 May 2015 | 3:47 am
    One of the main trends of this year in home and office 3D-printers is the usage of all-metal nozzles or so-called “hotends”. The E3D company from Great Britain released sixth version of its all-metal hotend in May 2014, giving their […]
  • Spotlight on the Apple Watch

    Milana Rose
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:21 am
    SPONSORED BY Superserp.com Apple has an annoying habit of inventing something that you didn’t even know you needed. When they introduced their plans for the iPad, people spent too long laughing at the new name to realise that Apple had […]
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  • 12 Best New iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Accessories of 2015

    Anup Kayastha
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:09 am
    Every year hundreds if not thousands of new accessories for the iPhone emerge on the market. Some of these may be improvements on earlier designs, but many others break new ground and open up exciting new options for iPhone aficionados. So far, 2015 has been a particularly good year — with tons of amazing new accessories already released, and a few more looking really close to doing so. Here and now, you can go over the 12 best accessories for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that have managed to grab the attention of iPhone users this year. Related: Check out our list of best iPhone 6 cases and…
  • iPhone 6S Release Date, Rumors, Price, Specs in Details

    Anup Kayastha
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:36 am
    As you probably well know, the ‘S’ version of the iPhone normally comes with a smattering of minor upgrades. That may not be the case with the iPhone 6S though — and based on what’s being said so far, it is going to make many key improvements across the board. The probable features that are going to be included are so amazing that many are wondering whether Apple may be ‘skipping’ the 6S entirely and moving straight to the iPhone 7. DON’T MISS: Apple iPad Pro Rumors, Price, Specs, Release Date In Details Current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6S…
  • Next-Gen iPhone To Equip Force Touch, Apple Starts Production

    Anup Kayastha
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:23 am
    In one of the latest reports on Apple and its products, Bloomberg writes the next-gen iPhone to come with Force Touch technology. The iDevice giant has begun with its early production of the flagship smartphone. Force Touch technology allows users to press the screen harder to get more options and it was first unveiled with Apple Watch, Retina MacBook pros and 12-inch MacBooks. DON’T MISS: How Force Touch Could Transform the Way You Use Your iPhone In the MacBooks the feature works on the trackpad similar to that it works on smartwatch screen. It is also claimed by next month Apple may…
  • 10 Best Apple Watch Bands and Straps Available Today

    Anup Kayastha
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Not only is the Apple Watch a powerful smartwatch that is filled to the brim with the latest technology, but as has become evident ever since it was released — it is also a powerful fashion statement. The demand for cool and classy bands is certainly there, though the solid gold bands that are showing up on the wrists of celebrities may be a little bit out of reach for regular Joes. Don’t worry though; the good news is that there are a lot of really cool Apple Watch bands available today that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. DON’T MISS: iPad Pro Rumors, Price, Specs, Release…
  • Next iPhone To Ditch Physical Home Button, and Here’s How it Might Look Like

    Anup Kayastha
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:45 pm
    In past six generations of Apple’s iPhone we have seen several changes, but the physical home button remained the same, always. Now, we are just couple of months away from the next version of this flagship mobile, it is rumored wildly this too will be changed to a digital version. It is said the iDevice giant is thinking over ditching the physical home button in its upcoming iPhone and it will be replaced with a new digital option. DON’T MISS: iPhone 6S Release Date, Rumors, Price, Specs in Details Tech website DigiTimes writes Apple is working on a new “touch and display…
 
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  • Best Microsoft Project Viewer For Mac

    MacHow2
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:53 am
    We’ve already looked at the Best Alternatives to Microsoft Project For Mac but what happens if you simply want to view an MS Project file on your Mac? Fear not because there are a couple of Microsoft Project viewers for Mac which allow you to open and view MPP files on your Mac absolutely free – Project Viewer 365 and MOOS Project Viewer. Here we take a closer look at both. Project Viewer 365 (Free Mac App Store) Project Viewer 365 allows you to view Microsoft Project files on your Mac for free. The nice thing about Project Viewer 365 is that it can open files directly from…
  • Best Alternatives To Microsoft Project For Mac

    MacHow2
    11 Jun 2015 | 8:06 am
    Microsoft Project For Mac does not exist but we’ve taken a look at the very best alternatives to MS Project on Mac. Project planning is essential for businesses large or small if they are to succeed and fortunately there are some excellent project management software alternatives on Mac. The good news is that most project management software on Mac is both easier to use and generally much better looking than Microsoft Project for Windows. Even better, many of them allow you to import and edit MPP files meaning it’s no longer necessary to struggle installing Windows on your Mac…
  • How To Fix Kindle For Mac Won’t Open Errors

    MacHow2
    14 May 2015 | 8:51 am
    If you’re finding that Kindle For Mac won’t open anymore, the solution is usually a case of reinstalling it via the Mac App Store. Sometimes after an update to OS X, you may find that the Kindle For Mac app bounces in the dock for a few seconds and then disappears without opening. Or you may get the following “Kindle quit unexpectedly” error message. The solution is simply to fully delete the Kindle app from your Dock and then reinstall Kindle for Mac from the Mac App Store. Don’t worry – you won’t lose your library of books or documents as they will…
  • The Best Flight Simulators For Mac

    MacHow2
    13 May 2015 | 5:56 am
    Microsoft Flight Simulator for Mac isn’t available but we’ve taken a look at the best flight simulators for Mac that bring you the most realistic flying experience possible on OS X. Although there aren’t as many flight sims on Mac as there are on Windows, nowadays there are some incredibly realistic aircraft simulators available. Note that in this article, we’ve focused on professional level realistic plane sims for armchair pilots – not arcade flight simulators for gamers. So strap yourself in and enjoy the trip as we take you through the best flight simulators…
  • The Best Accounting Software For Mac

    MacHow2
    6 May 2015 | 11:57 am
    If you’re running a small business, we’ve taken a look at the very best accounting software for Mac for businesses and freelancers. Dealing with invoices, payments, taxes and payrolls can be time consuming and stressful but accounting software can take the pain out of it. Although there are many Cloud based accounting solutions that you can use on Mac, almost all the software featured here is designed specifically for Mac. Note that if you’re just looking for something to manage your own personal finances better, we’ve covered the best financial software on Mac in our…
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  • AWT Health Club: Ahoy there, mateys!

    Steven Sande
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    MS NAUTICA AT ANCHOR IN NUUK, GREENLAND. PHOTO ©2015 Steven Sande, All Rights reserved. This is my first Health Club post in a while. Between some family issues and then going on vacation, it’s been difficult to get the time to write about health-related apps and topics. I’m currently on a cruise, which is usually considered the antithesis of a healthy vacation. We have a few days at sea (I’m currently between Greenland and Iceland…) so it’s the perfect time to talk about staying healthy while traveling.As I mentioned, a luxury cruise isn’t the best place to think about living…
  • Apple to increase iTunes Match limit to 100,000 songs

    Dave Caolo
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:15 am
    Apple's Eddy Cue has revealed that Apple is "working to" raise iTunes Match's limit to 100,000 for the release of iOS 9. When responding to a question on Twitter, Cue responded:"25k for launch and working to get to 100k for iOS 9."Our take on the news:If Apple pulls this off it'll mean good news for those who want matching in Apple Music but not iTunes Match, as it'll save them $25 per year. 
  • iOS 8.4 launches at 8 AM PT on 6/30, Beats 1 an hour later

    Steven Sande
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Eric Slivka at MacRumors notes that Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers made a revealing blog post this weekend, announcing the launch times for iOS 8.4 and the Beats 1 "radio station" on Tuesday, June 30. iOS 8.4 is expected to show up at 8 AM PT, with Beats 1 going live an hour later at 9 AM PT.Rogers discussed his life in music in the post, saying then that "Tuesday morning we’ll be unveiling the next chapter. Please make a note to upgrade to iOS 8.4 at 8am PT Tuesday, June 30th and listen to the first Beats 1 broadcast at 9am PT. Here’s a Facebook invite to make it easy for you to…
  • MacIT Conference: Only a few more days to get a discount on registration

    Steven Sande
    27 Jun 2015 | 3:30 pm
    The MacIT Conference is scheduled for July 14-16, 2015 in Santa Clara, California, and if you’d like to attend at a bit of a discount, you have through June 30 to pay just US$795 for your conference registration. Of course, you can use our special promo code and take another $200 off of that fee. MacIT is the conference for IT professionals who are in the business of supporting and deploying Apple technology in the enterprise. Over 70 speakers will share their knowledge with attendees at over 40 sessions, covering:Directory ServicesConsultingEnterprise Services; VirtualizationNetwork…
  • Caturday: MacPaw's Purr-Driven Development

    Steven Sande
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Fixel and Hoover. Photo by Zyafa via Instagram We already know that cats rule the Internet; now we're beginning to find that they're behind the scenes in a growing number of OS X and iOS software development companies. Julia Petryk from MacPaw sent us not only a wonderful email about office cats Fixel and Hoover but links to a bunch of fantastic photos, too! Here's her email:You’d think that work at a progressive IT company takes some serious tech skills. But MacPaw, an app development company, has successfully proven this theory wrong. In MacPaw, you don’t even have to be human, let…
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  • (Podcast) Upgrade #43: Haptic Skeptic

    Jason Snell
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:16 pm
    It’s a big week, so Myke Hurley and I spend a lot of time on the latest Upgrade discussing tomorrow’s launch of Apple Music and Beats One, along with the ugliness of music industry negotiations. Plus I talk about using the iOS 9 beta on an iPad Air 2, we provide our entirely unqualified legal opinions, fight off questionable attacks on Taylor Swift, and I praise “Mr. Robot.”
  • Seven years on, a MacBook Pro prepares for El Capitan

    Chip Sudderth
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:25 pm
    by Chip Sudderth On June 8, 2015, at 1:12 p.m. Eastern Time, Apple senior vice president of software Craig Federighi announced the latest update to OS X, El Capitan. At that moment, my annual ritual began. I broke out into a sweat and began refreshing the liveblogs, looking for two magic words: system requirements. The life of a beloved Mac hung in the balance. A couple of hours later, I got the good news: Yet again, the first unibody MacBook Pro (“Late 2008,” also known as MacBookPro5,1) had been spared. I would be able to upgrade it to El Capitan. For another year, I was able to…
  • Twitterrific adds facial recognition ↦

    Jason Snell
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:33 am
    The Iconfactory’s iOS Twitter app, Twitterrific, keeps getting better. The company recently added support for Twitter’s official tweet-quoting format, making it a pleasure to read. And the latest update uses Apple’s facial recognition API to improve the display of images in your timeline: As Twitterrific displays media thumbnails in the timeline (pictures, videos, etc), the app tries to detect faces and frame the thumbnail so faces are always showing. In short, if Twitterrific sees a face in a tweet, it tries to make sure you see it too! Twitterrific’s been my favorite…
  • Sponsor: Automatic ↦

    Jason Snell
    27 Jun 2015 | 3:41 pm
    My thanks to Automatic for sponsoring Six Colors this week (and for the rest of this month). Automatic is a small “connected car adapter” that you plug into your car’s diagnostic port. (Automatic works with most gas and hybrid cars released since 1996.) I installed it in one of our cars this week, and was struck by how thoughtful the setup procedure is. The Automatic app on my iPhone walked me through the process—even providing a flashlight button just in case I needed some extra light while finding where the diagnostic port was in my car. Once Automatic was installed,…
  • Welcome to Macintosh 5: Rumors ↦

    Jason Snell
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:28 pm
    The fifth and final episode of the first season of Mark Bramhill’s excellent, thoughtful podcast Welcome to Macintosh sprouted from a conversation Mark and I had at the end of recording our interview for the episode he did about Macworld. We were talking about Apple rumors, and Mark—who despite his NPR-ready voice is only 20 years old(!)—didn’t realize that the Apple rumor mill didn’t start with Mark Gurman or even MacRumors and Apple Insider, but back in the prehistory of print media and MacWEEK. I got Mark in touch with my old boss Rick LePage, who worked at…
 
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  • Designers beef up farming tech with wearables for cows

    Evan Killham
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Design firm Cambridge Industrial Design herd that dairy farmers might want to track their cows’ moo-vements, so they went ahead and developed some udderly clever smart collars to help keep an eye on the beasts. That’s right: Even cattle are…Read more ›
  • Apple Camp returns to teach tech to kids

    Evan Killham
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Parents looking to keep their creative kids busy this summer might want to look into Apple Camp, a free, three-day workshop at select Apple retail stores. As in previous years, sessions will occur throughout July and August and will guide…Read more ›
  • Apple wins over more customers than Samsung, report says

    Evan Killham
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:15 pm
    You can call it customer loyalty, brand stickiness, or whatever other terms the cool marketing kids are using these days, but it all means the same thing in this case: Apple is doing a better job than Samsung of retaining…Read more ›
  • That future where we fly around with jetpacks will arrive soon

    David Pierini
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:52 pm
    We’ve been promised jetpacks since the 1950s and dreaming about them even longer. Just hang on a couple more years. Plenty of time to save the $150,000 it will cost to buy the Martin Jetpack, which promises to be the…Read more ›
  • Everything you need to know ahead of Apple Music’s launch tomorrow

    George Tinari
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Apple Music makes its big debut tomorrow, June 30, at 8 a.m. PST. It’s going to be a very big day for the music industry, and for us listeners. It’s the day streaming goes truly mainstream. From tomorrow on, it’s officially…Read more ›
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