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  • This guy seems to have a lot of info about the iPhone 6

    Macenstein
    Dr. Macenstein
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Too bad I have no idea what he’s saying (something about a lizard sex satellite I think…). Oh well. It’s still the best iPhone 6 mockup video I’ve seen. thanks to faithful Macenstein reader Den for the tip!
  • Freeway Pro

    MacInTouch
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:20 am
    The designer-friendly website creation app gets an update for Yosemite and other improvements.
  • Stuck in Yosemite with OS X Installer Drive and a Missing OS X Mavericks Partition? Here’s the Fix

    OS X Daily
    Paul Horowitz
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Some Mac users who partitioned their Macs to dual boot between the beta OS X Yosemite builds and stable OS X Mavericks releases have discovered a disconcerting issue; their Mavericks partition seems to have vanished and been replaced by an “OS X Installer” partition, forcing them to be stuck in OS X Yosemite. The obvious ... Read More
  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    TUAW
    Kelly Hodgkins
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Cooking Academy 2:...
  • A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

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

  • NetShade 6 adds KeyShade password manager, UI improvements

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    Rayner Software has released Netshade 6, an update of its proxy/VPN client for the Mac. The main addition is actually KeyShade, a tool for storing passwords, notes, and bank and credit card info. Data is encrypted using AES-256, and synced across devices. Rayner says that a standalone version of KeyShade will be "coming soon" to Mac and iOS, but that for now it's tied to NetShade....
  • Briefly: Wunderlist, Indiegogo apps; Typo 2 keyboard in pre-order

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:02 am
    To-do app Wunderlist has reached version 3.0, and is celebrating with fresh, iOS 7-inspired look, among other changes. The biggest changes users would immediately notice are the design, the real-time sync and a new option to make a list public. Users can also share lists with selected other Wunderlist users (such as family) across nearly any mobile or desktop platform, with instant updating....
  • Briefly: Roam Mobility's new low rate plans, iKlip Stage app

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Roam Mobility, a Canadian independent roaming SIM replacement provider, has announced its new unlimited roaming plans for travellers while in the US. Upon purchasing a one-time upgrade to the network ($2), users with one of the company's SIMs and an unlocked device can access Roam Mobility's new Text+Data plan ($2 per day) offering unlimited texting and 2G data; plans that include 4G LTE data, flex scheduling, a Snowbird incremental option, and more are also available at generally lower rates than before. Roam Mobility can be purchased from major retailers across Canada, such as London…
  • Reviews: SMS Audio Sync Sport on-ear headphones

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    When hitting the gym or going out for a trail run, headphones can cause a number of problems. From the ear buds getting slimy with sweat or the ear cups not holding onto the user's head tightly enough, there are a bunch of inconveniences that occur. This isn't even considering the cords that can get in the way, resulting in headphones flying off someone's head or a plug being yanked from a devi ......
  • Review: SMS Audio Sync Sport on-ear wireless headphones

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    When hitting the gym or going out for a trail run, headphones can cause a number of problems. From the ear buds getting slimy with sweat or the ear cups not holding onto the user's head tightly enough, there are a bunch of inconveniences that occur. This isn't even considering the cords that can get in the way, resulting in headphones flying off someone's head or a plug being yanked from a device. Is there a set of headphones that can put active people at ease when wearing them? Perhaps, as SMS Audio, the company led by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, has released an active version of its Sync…
 
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    Office Blogs

  • Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 009 with Vesa Juvonen and Steve Walker

    Office 365 Team
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    In this episode, Jeremy Thake chats with Vesa Juvonen and Steve Walker about the Office 365 Developer Patterns & Practices initiative, which is the re-launched Office App Model Samples project that went live on Monday, July 28. They talk about their roles on the Office 365 CAT team and why the Patterns & Practices initiative came about.   http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP09_VesaJuvonen.mp3 Download the podcast here directly Weekly updates SharePoint Provider-Hosted App Side Loading by Frank Marasco What’s new in the world of Apps for Office on…
  • Office for iPad: now with Presenter View, Pivot Table interaction, Export to PDF, and more top-requested features

    Office 365 Team
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Four months ago we released Office for iPad—the world’s best productivity experience reimagined for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Since then millions of you have had the chance to use Office for iPad and provide feedback, and we’ve been hard at work delivering updates for the things you’ve asked for the most. Today we’re sharing the next wave of updates to Office for iPad. We’ve done a ton of work and we hope you like it. PowerPoint: Presenter View, audio and video playback, and more With this release, you can enable Presenter View when projecting to another screen, so that…
  • Try it out: Insert Space

    OneNote Team
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    No matter how hard you try, you’ll inevitably run into a situation where you’ll want to write something in between existing content. Maybe you’re a student whose professor forgot to mention an important point earlier in the lecture. Or you are an artist who needs more space to draw. While you could add the content to the bottom of the page or along the side, this isn’t always ideal. Thankfully, OneNote makes it easy to quickly add more room using the Insert Space tool. The Insert Space tool, found on the Insert tab of OneNote 2013’s ribbon, lets you effectively split the content on…
  • Office 365 Development Patterns & Practices launched

    Office 365 Team
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Office 365 Development Patterns & Practices team shipped the new open source repository today to GitHub.com/OfficeDev. This marks the transition from the Office App Model Samples (Office AMS) project, which was an internal Microsoft initiative, to a broader open source community vision. Background The Office AMS team shipped three main releases in the last year that focused on common customer scenarios. Many existing SharePoint developers were extremely familiar with how to build these scenarios with SharePoint Full Trust Code solutions and Office VSTO/COM add-ins, but didn’t know…
  • OneNote for Mac and iOS get dressed for business and school

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

  • “Take Control of FileVault” Dispels FileVault Misconceptions

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:56 am
    You can do only so much to prevent your Mac from being stolen, but with the FileVault encryption technology built into Mac OS X since 10.7 Lion, you can ensure that your confidential data — email, photos, financial information — is kept away from the prying eyes of a thief or anyone who comes into possession of your Mac. 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…
  • External Link: Apple’s CDN Is Live

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
    Apple has completed the CDN, or content delivery network, it began building last year. A CDN distributes content among multiple servers and datacenters in order to spread out the load and better serve demand. Dan Rayburn of StreamingMediaBlog.com has spoken to ISPs and discovered that Apple’s CDN is capable of handling ten times the capacity the company currently uses — which will come in handy for the releases of iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite, plus upcoming features like iCloud Drive, iCloud Photo Library, and any possible expansions to its streaming media services. To ensure smooth…
  • Four Smartwatches Reviewed: Cookoo, Martian, MetaWatch, i’m Watch

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    Jeff Porten covers his arm from wrist to elbow with smartwatches to see how they match up to each other, to the Pebble, and to his expectations of what feature an ideal smartwatch would provide. 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…
  • ChronoSync 4.5.2

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Large assortment of fixes for the synchronization and backup app. ($40 new, free update, 41.6 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.
  • Mellel 3.3.6

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:53 am
    Adds support for Traditional Chinese DOS encoding and fixes the “mysterious” systemParStyle paragraph style bug. ($39 new, free update, 101 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.
 
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    TUAW

  • Apple gives Beats a big ol' public hug

    Mike Wehner
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Anyone with even a casual interest in the tech world, Apple products, or personal audio knows that Apple and Beats are BFFs now, but for everyone else, Tim Cook and company have now made it official with what the kids would call a public display of...
  • Tonality for Mac is a powerful black and white image editor

    Mel Martin
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    I used to think that my photos needed color to be compelling, but a good black-and-white image can be very powerful. Of course, producing a monochrome image from a color one is not as simple as removing the color information. Talented photographers...
  • Russian government requests Apple source code

    John-Michael Bond
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The recent revelations that Apple has included backdoors into iOS devices may have lead to an interesting development in the company's relationship with Russia. According to Reuters the Russian government has asked Apple Inc to turn over its source...
  • Timeful is a new calendar app that reinvents how you organize your time

    Mel Martin
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Timeful (free) has launched today after a long development and beta phase. The app tries to capture everything that vies for your precious time and stores it in one place. It can import and sync your current calendars from iCloud, Google, Yahoo or...
  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Kelly Hodgkins
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Cooking Academy 2:...
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    MacRumors

  • Apple Welcomes Beats to the Family as Beats Electronics Closes Its Online Store

    Kelly Hodgkins
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    Apple today updated its website with a new page celebrating its acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music.Today we are excited to officially welcome Beats Music and Beats Electronics to the Apple family. Music has always held a special place in our hearts, and we’re thrilled to join forces with a group of people who love it as much as we do. Beats cofounders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre have created beautiful products that have helped millions of people deepen their connection to music. We’re delighted to be working with the team to elevate that experience even further. And we can’t…
  • Home Button and Sensor Flex Cables From 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Shown in New Photos

    Kelly Hodgkins
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate] has published several high-resolution images purportedly showing flex cables from both the 4.7-inch and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. These latest images add to the growing number of flex cables and other internal components for the iPhone 6 that have surfaced in the past few months. These images include a possible look at the home button cables from both iPhone 6 models. The photos show two different designs for the part, each with a square section for the Touch ID sensor but distinct from the iPhone 5s part. While Apple's iPads are also rumored to be gaining Touch…
  • Initial iWatch Shipments May Be Limited Due to Sapphire Issues, Half of Devices May Use Glass Displays

    Juli Clover
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Echoing his earlier iWatch predictions, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today suggested (via AppleInsider) that Apple's iWatch will be available in limited quantities in 2014, with only three million devices hitting store shelves before the end of the year. Kuo says that while market predictions point towards shipments between 5 and 10 million smart watches before the end of 2014, his own prediction based on supply chain checks is at three million units due to the iWatch's late production date. Traditional watch-style iWatch concept by Gábor Balogh Earlier this month, Kuo released a…
  • Microsoft's Office for iPad Apps Gain New Picture Tools, Third-Party Fonts, and Ability to Send Files as PDFs

    Juli Clover
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    Microsoft's Office for iPad apps, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint received a major update today that adds several new user-requested features to each app. All three apps have gained the ability to export files as PDFs, and each one has also gained new Picture Tools that let users crop to focus on the right part of an image. Third-party fonts have also been added to each app. Excel now includes improved external keyboard support to make the experience of using Excel on the iPad more like a desktop usage experience. There are more print options available, and a new "Flick to Select"…
  • Apple's Content Delivery Network Now Live, Making Faster OS X/iOS Downloads Possible

    Kelly Hodgkins
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:21 am
    Apple's content delivery network is now live in the US and Europe, reports analyst Dan Rayburn of Frost & Sullivan (Via ArsTechnica). The CDN may deliver multiple terabits of data per second, allowing Apple to more efficiently to distribute software updates and other content to its customers. Apple's CDN apparently went live recently as current trace routes provided by Rayburn show that OS X downloads are piped directly from Apple to internet service providers, such as Comcast. Apple is paying for this direct route in order to avoid congestion and other issues during times of high volume…
 
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    Macworld

  • Comic: Nothing old can stay

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Macworld and Rich Stevens of Diesel Sweeties present Multitouch Theater, a weekly cartoon about Macs, iOS, and everything in-between. This week: Not everyone is singing the praises of the Yosemite Beta. Previously on Multitouch Theater: I'm worried about the Mac mini.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • The Week in iPhone Cases: Icons and symbols

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Icons and SymbolsThis week's roundup of new iPhone cases brings you beautiful 3-D printing, a wavy case inspired by sports, and see-through protection.3DLTThe 3D Printed Diamonds (iPhone 5 and 5s; $31) features a 3-D-printed diamond pattern that covers the back of your phone.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Message to IT from Mac users: Tread lightly

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Reader Anthony Lanier wishes to have a cordial conversation with his IT department. He writes:The division I work in uses Macs but we’ve recently been told that our computers and devices will soon be run by the company IT department, which is very Microsoft and Windows-centric. They’ve solicited our feedback before proceeding but I honestly don’t know what to suggest. Any ideas? Before I embark on what may appear to be attacks on IT, let me say from the outset that working in IT is a thankless job. They hear from the people they’re trying to help only when those people have a problem,…
  • Don't worry, be snappy: Stop complaining about your digital camera

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    When one has done something long enough (and, for the sake of this particular argument, let’s say living can be reasonably counted among them) there’s a tendency to take the long view—we have some notion of where we’ve been as well as how things are now. Recent complaints about the state of Apple and photography have compelled me to take a journey down the historical highway in the hope of gaining some perspective on just where we stand in regard to taking and making images with our cameras.Divine digital Unfair though it may be to compare yesterday’s picture-snapping process to…
  • Light Up review: Put a spotlight on your photos and slide presentations

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words—and that’s why creative professionals of all stripes like to communicate their ideas in the form of an image. As it turns out, however, a thousand words can be a few too many when you’re trying to draw attention to a small detail. Light Up 1.0.3 solves this problem by allowing you to load up an image from a file and blocking it out with a mask whose darkness you can customize to your heart’s content. You can then selectively “carve” sections out of the mask, allowing specific portions of the underlying image to be…
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    MacTech News

  • Apple reportedly rolls out its own content delivery system

    dsellers
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    Apple’s own CDN (content delivery network) has gone live in the U.S. and Europe, reports Seeking Alpha (http://tinyurl.com/ls3z3hg). The company is now delivering some of their own content such as new releases of Mac OS X and iOS directly to consumers. What's more, Apple has interconnect deals in place with multiple ISPs, including Comcast and others, and has paid to get direct access to their networks, says Seeking Alpha. As a result the company has more than 10x the capacity it had previously. read more
  • iDraw 2.4.1 adds Swift language export and support for plug-ins

    dsellers
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    Indeeo has released iDraw 2.4.1 (www.indeeo.com/idraw/), an update to the Mac graphic design and illustration application. A new Swift language export feature can be used to convert app design mockups, buttons, and icons directly into native Swift drawing code, useable in both Mac and iOS projects. Version 2.4.1 also adds the ability to create and run custom plug-in scripts. iDraw 2.4.1 is available for purchase at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/pckr9e5) for US$24.99. Version 2.4.1 is a free update for existing users who purchased previous versions of iDraw on the Mac App Store.
  • Fireebok Studio floats out iCloud Extractor for the Mac

    dsellers
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Fireebok Studio has released iCloud Extractor 1.0.0, a Mac application that allows users to download and extract their photos, videos, contacts, call history, notes, calendar events and reminders, as well as bookmarks from the iCloud backup file. read more
  • Adobe announces Lightroom 5.6 and Camera Raw 8.6

    dsellers
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    Adobe has announced the availability of Lightroom 5.6 and Camera Raw 8.6 as final releases on both Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6. This release corrects issues reported in earlier versions of Lightroom 5 and Camera Raw 8. In addition, raw file format support is added for three new cameras: the Nikon D810, Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4 and Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000.   read more
  • Native Instruments releases second 'The Future of DJing' installment

    dsellers
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    Native Instruments continues the #futureofdjing discussion started in the first video with MK, aimed at exploring how technological innovation plays a role in shaping the future of DJ culture. The second in "The Future of DJing" video series features Berlin techno giants Pan-Pot describing how live remixing has transformed their sound and the importance of using technology to develop a personal style. The #futureofdjing discussion continues in the coming weeks over social media with more opinions and topics. read more
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    Touch Arcade

  • '80 Days' Review - This Adventure Is More Than Just Hot Air

    Shaun Musgrave
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    If it's not enough that developers inkle turned gamebooks on their heads with their wonderfully creative adaptation of Steve Jackson's Sorcery! [$4.99], they're now trying to out-adventure Jules Verne in his own story. 80 Days [$4.99], based on the classic Verne novel Around The World In 80 Days, takes the nearly-perfect premise of the book and uses it as a launching point for one of the most interesting tales I've come across in the interactive fiction genre. This isn't the kind of game that is going to get people to cross lines if they don't like this genre, but if you do, 80 Days is pretty…
  • 'Marvel Pinball' Goes Free to Celebrate the Arrival of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" Table

    Jared Nelson
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:09 pm
    During Comic-Con this past weekend, Marvel announced that both Marvel Pinball [Free] and Zen Pinball [Free] would be getting a new Guardians of the Galaxy table to coincide with the movie releasing tomorrow. Earlier today, an update went live which added that new Guardians of the Galaxy table to both games, and to celebrate the Marvel Pinball app is now free for the first time ever. Here's a video of the new Guardians of the Galaxy table in action. Like all of the licensed IP tables in Marvel Pinball and Zen Pinball, the Guardians of the Galaxy table will run you $1.99 to download. If you…
  • Noodlecake Announces Their Latest Published Title, a Puzzler Called 'Joinz'

    Carter Dotson
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Noodlecake Games has just announced their latest published title, a casual puzzle game from Gamebra.in, a studio that comes from the Will.i.am school of naming, called Joinz. They're describing this as Tetris meets Threes [$1.99]. The idea is that this is an endless puzzle game, where blocks must be moved around to form the required shapes that are shown on the top of the game board. Each move that doesn't make a match spawns a new block on the board. But sure, making shapes from random blocks on a board sounds simple enough. But Gamebra.in threw in a wrinkle: there are multiple colors of…
  • 'Hearthstone' Curse of Naxxramas Guide: Free to Play Decks to Beat the Heroic Plague Quarter

    Eli Hodapp
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    As promised earlier today, we're back again with the totally free to play deck lists to beat the heroic Plague Quarter. Keep in mind, this quarter is hard with good decks that cheese enemy health using Alexstraza… And is downright brutal with decks that only use cards that you get for free without buying any packs. But, it can be done. At this point though, you would've had to pay for this Hearthstone [Free (HD)] expansion, either with real-world money or a substantial amount of in-game gold, so I'd think you would have better cards to play with. But, hey, if you like a challenge, try these…
  • 'Godfire: Rise of Prometheus' Gets New Combat Update, On Sale for $2.99

    Jared Nelson
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Vivid Games have just released the first content update for their Greek mythology-based hack 'n slash game Godfire: Rise of Prometheus [$2.99]. While a free update with new content is always a welcome sight, this particular update, dubbed the Combat Update, seems to be sort of a mixed bag. First off, as the name implies, the combat has been significantly tweaked and in turn, according to Vivid, "the combat is now more dynamic, controls more responsive, animations more fluid, and finishers more vicious than before." Neat. The other big portion of this update is a new Survival arena called…
 
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Office for iPad updates add PDF exports, better keyboard and font support

    Andrew Cunningham
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Exporting to PDF from Excel for iPad. All four Office apps can do this now. Andrew Cunningham Microsoft at long last released Office for the iPad in March, in keeping with CEO Satya Nadella's "cloud first, mobile first" approach to competitors' platforms. OneNote had already been available for some time, but it was the first time Word, Excel, or PowerPoint had been available as native iPad apps. Today Microsoft updated all four applications, following the hasty addition of printer support about a month after the initial release. All four apps can now export files as PDFs, crop…
  • Report: No new Apple TV coming this year after all

    Andrew Cunningham
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Apple Those hoping for a refreshed Apple TV box this year might need to keep on waiting, according to a new report from The Information (subscription required). Apple reportedly wants to launch new hardware with a revamped user interface that gives users access to both broadcasts and streaming content. However, the company's efforts to procure this additional content are apparently being held up by "cable companies 'dragging their heels'," the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, and other external factors. The Information's sources say that Apple engineers are now being told…
  • Modbook’s next project is the convertible MacBook Apple won’t make

    Andrew Cunningham
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Modbook Pro X would be an expensive entry in a crowded niche. Modbook Inc. Before the iPad, people who wanted an Apple tablet could buy something called the "Modbook" from a company named Axiotron. For $2,279, the company would take a regular white plastic MacBook, take it apart, and reassemble it inside a purpose-built tablet case with a Wacom digitizer and stylus installed. After some financial trouble and the launch of an actual Apple tablet, Axiotron became Modbook Inc., and the company launched the Modbook Pro, which did for the 13-inch MacBook Pro what the Modbook did for the…
  • “Mac Mini (Mid 2014)” briefly appears in Apple support document

    Andrew Cunningham
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Proof of a new Mac Mini or simple misprint? Apple's not saying. Andrew Cunningham An interesting development today for people watching for an update to Apple's Mac Mini desktop: Apple's support document for its Boot Camp drivers and software for Windows briefly listed a heretofore unannounced "Mac Mini (Mid 2014)." 9to5Mac first spotted the entry after it was added to the page yesterday, and we were able to grab our own screenshot to confirm before it was removed earlier today. If the entry points to a real system and is not simply mistyped, we could see a new Mac Mini any day between now…
  • Supreme Court’s new rules on abstract patents hit Apple v. Samsung

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

  • Yep, Apple’s ‘Stickers’ Ad Gave MacBook Sticker Sellers a Huge Boost

    Graham Spencer
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:13 am
    When Apple published their new 'Stickers' ad for the MacBook Air last week, I presumed it would be a boon for sellers of MacBook stickers and decals. So earlier this week I decided to reach out to a few sellers of MacBook stickers and decals to see what kind of impact the ad from Apple has had on their store visits and sales. Now this was not an in-depth investigation and the result is probably what you would have guessed: visits and sales rose dramatically last week when Apple's ad was released. It was the universal reaction I got from the sellers I talked to. One of the sellers that was…
  • Apple Refreshes Retina MacBook Pro With Faster Processor, Doubled RAM on Two Models

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

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

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

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

    MacDailyNews
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    Apple today officially welcomed Beats Music and Beats Electronics to the Apple family: Today we are excited to officially welcome Beats Music and Beats Electronics to the Apple family. Music has always held a special place in our hearts, and we’re thrilled to join forces with a group of people who love it as much as we do. Beats cofounders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre have created beautiful products that have helped millions of people deepen their connection to music. We’re delighted to be working with the team to elevate that experience even further. And we can’t wait to hear what’s…
  • Apple’s content delivery network now live; paid interconnect deals with ISPs, massive capacity in place

    MacDailyNews
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    “Since last year, Apple’s been hard at work building out their own CDN and now those efforts are paying off,” Dan Rayburn reports for Streaming Media. “Recently, Apple’s CDN has gone live in the U.S. and Europe and the company is now delivering some of their own content, directly to consumers. In addition, Apple has interconnect deals in place with multiple ISPs, including Comcast and others, and has paid to get direct access to their networks. Doing trace routes on OS X downloads from multiple ISPs now shows them coming from directly from Apple’s CDN.”…
  • Apple iPhone display supplier Sharp boosts operating profit

    MacDailyNews
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    “Japan’s Sharp Corp said it expected revenue from Chinese smartphone makers to increase fivefold in the six months to September after a jump in smartphone panel orders helped boost operating profit by 55 percent in the first quarter,” Sophie Knight reports for Reuters. “Sharp, which supplies panels for Apple Inc’s iPhone, said increased demand from major customers led it to earn an operating profit of 2.1 billion yen (12 million pounds) in its LCD panel business after posting a 9.5 billion yen loss on the unit in the same quarter last year.” “A big…
  • Apple buys Vivendi’s 13% stake in Beats Electronics for $404 million

    MacDailyNews
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    “Vivendi SA sold its stake in Beats Electronics LLC to Apple Inc. for $404 million as part of the iPhone maker’s takeover of the headphone company,” Kristen Schweizer reports for Bloomberg. “The stake was about 13 percent, Paris-based Vivendi said today, and was held by the company’s Universal Music Group, the world’s largest record label,” Schweizer reports. “The investment almost doubled in value from an estimate of $214 million in September, said Conor O’Shea, an analyst at Kepler Cheuvreux in Paris.” “Apple agreed to buy Beats for $3…
  • Apple Retail Stores to start iPhone sales via AT&T Next, T-Mobile JUMP, and Verizon Edge

    MacDailyNews
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    “Apple is preparing a significant expansion of its iPhone sales capabilities in its official retail stores, according to sources,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac. “Late in August, many Apple Stores in the United States will kick off a pilot program for customers to be able to purchase a new iPhone via the latest carrier upgrade programs: AT&T Next, T-Mobile JUMP, and Verizon Edge,” Gurman reports. “Currently, iPhones bought at Apple Stores must either be purchased on a two-year deal, or at full-price (unlocked) with no contract.” Gurman reports,…
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  • Gain Better iPhone Privacy with These 5 Settings

    Brian Meyer
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    Smart phones are great because they allow us to basically carry our entire lives with us wherever we go. From bank accounts to family pictures, the iPhone has a little bit of it all. While this is helpful to you, it’s a treasure trove for anyone looking to steal your data. From using a better lock code to turning off location awareness for ads, follow the five tips below to get better iPhone privacy. Use Find my iPhone Easily one of the best features your iPhone comes with is the ability to remotely locate and even wipe your data to keep prying eyes off your data. The first step is to…
  • How to Install OS X Yosemite Beta to an External Drive

    Brian Meyer
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    With the recent release of OS X Yosemite Beta, Mac users that signed up for the Beta Seed Program are running to get their own copy. While this is great, most of us don’t have a second Mac that is new enough to run OS X Yosemite, and with being a beta version, it’s not recommended to be installed on your main Mac. While you can install the beta to a second partition, there have been some complaints about the Yosemite beta not playing nice with partitions. To keep your Mac safe while still getting to see the new OS, your best bet is to install the OS X Yosemite beta on an external drive.
  • Pre-order a 24-karat Gold iPhone 6

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

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

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you torrent, that is. Not that we’re advocating downloading movies via torrenting, but we’re not so naive to think that no one does it. Why else would The Pirate Bay still be alive and kicking? If you have an Apple TV and torrent movies, then you can now stream movie torrents directly to your device via a cross-platform movie streaming app called TorrenTV. TorrenTV is an open-source app similar in some ways to the popular Popcorn Time, but it has some significant differences which make it more attractive. Don’t expect an index of movies which you can choose from. Instead,…
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  • Images of possible iPhone 6 Home button surface

    Chris Barylick
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    This could be what the upcoming iPhone 6 Home button will look like in both its 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch incarnations. Per French web site nowhereelse.fr and AppleInsider, a pair of parts claimed to be for both Apple’s anticipated 4.7- and 5.5-inch “iPhone 6″ models were posted online Friday, showing very different designs not only from each other, but from the current iPhone 5s. The images suggest that while the iPhone 5s home button cable looped around with a 180-degree turn, the 4.7-inch “iPhone 6″ version will be a straight cable, while the 5.5-inch version may…
  • Apple releases first OS X 10.9.5 beta, Safari seeds, to developer community

    Chris Barylick
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    The first beta for OS X 10.9.5 as well as the new Safari builds are out the door. Per AppleInsider, Apple on Wednesday pushed out to developers the first beta of the upcoming OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks maintenance update alongside new builds of Safari 7.0.6 and 6.0.6. The new OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks seed, build number 13F7, comes one month to the day after Apple released OS X 10.9.4 to the public in June, which brought fixes for Wi-Fi connectivity and wake-from-sleep bugs. With the new seed, Apple is asking developers to focus on Safari, USB, USB Smart Cards and graphics. Previous updates, like beta…
  • Rumor: Apple to launch iPhone 6 handset on October 14th amid “incredibly busy” month

    Chris Barylick
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    The current iPhone 6 rumor mill is now pointing towards a specific release date of October 14th, one month after an unveiling in September. Per MacRumors, a source with knowledge of an Apple Store meeting has indicated that Apple is planning to announce the next-generation iPhone 6 at an event scheduled for September 16th, to be followed by an initial rollout on October 14th. The source notes that a senior Store Leader mentioned October 14th as being an “immense” day for Apple, adding that the whole month of October would be very busy for stores and the company itself. Apple is…
  • Apple posts new MacBook Air EFI update 2.9.1

    Tom Hesser
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
    As we reported last week, there were numerous problems with the MacBook Air firmware update released earlier in the week. Users reported symptoms as innocuous as the update simply not being applied, to preventing the laptop from rebooting. In most cases, performing multiple SMC resets on the computer fixed the booting problem, but the update was still not installed. A few users found that even though the System Information application reported that the firmware was not updated, afterwards their MacBook Airs began suffering some of the problems that the 2.9 update was supposed to fix. Some of…
  • Facebook to remove messaging from iOS, Android apps, push users toward Messenger app

    Chris Barylick
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    You’re going to have to start using Facebook’s Messenger app. Per TechCrunch, Facebook has announced that the service will stop allowing messaging in its main iPhone and Android apps, and force all their users around the world to download its standalone Messenger app. Facebook first started requiring users in Europe to use Messenger back in April, but after seeing “positive results” in terms of engagement, has begun rolling out the plan to its entire user base. The company has stated that people on Messenger reply about 20% faster, and not supporting multiple version of mobile…
 
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  • Appidemic: Moshling Rescue! for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

    Erica Marceau
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    What is it? Moshling Rescue! is a match-3 game where you swap tiles to put three of the same kind next to each other either in a row or column. When you get stuck and need help, there are power-ups and bonuses that you can buy with real money or earn by completing objectives. How does it work? If you’ve played other match-3 games, there is a lot that will be familiar to you, such as having to make matches to clear stuff from the board or making matches next to blocks that can’t be swapped or needing to make required matches. Some of the tiles have special properties and can…
  • Apple to fire 200 Beats employees following acquisition

    Seth Fitzgerald
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    Apple’s acquisition of Beats this past May means many Beats employees will eventually find themselves joining Apple’s workforce. However, not everybody will be making the transition; hundreds, in fact, may find their positions marked redundant. As reported by Bloomberg, the restructuring process will shift a majority of Beats’… Continue reading Apple to fire 200 Beats employees following acquisition Related posts: Apple employees now getting their free iPhones Apple offers 50GB of iCloud storage for its employees Apple hires Burberry CEO, Angela Ahrendts, as new SVP of Retail and…
  • Kickstarter Find: Modbook Pro X conversion for 15″ Retina MacBook Pro

    Seth Fitzgerald
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Modbook, the company that creates Mac-like tablets, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to support the new Modbook Pro X that is based on the 15-inch Retina Macbook Pro. The $150,000 campaign will enable users to send their own machines to the company so they can be converted for $1,999. Alternatively, for $3,999, customers can make reservations for complete systems coming directly from… Continue reading Kickstarter Find: Modbook Pro X conversion for 15″ Retina MacBook Pro Related posts: The 13″ MacBook Pro’s value shortfall Where is the Haswell MacBook Pro? October 22nd…
  • Office for iPad updated with a plethora of new features, including export to PDF

    Arnold Zafra
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Four months after its initial release, Office for iPad finally gets its first major update with several new features that will make using Word, Excel and Powerpoint on your iPad easier. Foremost among these is the ability to export your Word file, Excel Spreadsheets and Powerpoint slides into PDF. Aside from the send to PDF feature, Office for iPad also… Continue reading Office for iPad updated with a plethora of new features, including export to PDF Related posts: Office for iPad update adds printing, SmartGuides, more Microsoft Office for iPad is big news…for some…
  • Apple releases OS X v10.9.5 beta to developers

    Jonathan Pena
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Apple released OS X 10.9.4 to the public about a month ago, and has since been working on their next beta of OS X Mavericks. That was released to developers yesterday, when the company began to seed the OS X v10.9.5 beta (with built number 13F7) through the Mac Dev Center. Apple has asked OS X developers to focus on different aspects of the operating system, including graphics, Safari, USB, and USB smart cards.Continue reading Apple releases OS X v10.9.5 beta to developers Related posts: OS X Mavericks available today for free OS X Mavericks bullet point impressions The power of free: OS X…
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  • STM Drifter Medium Laptop Backpack – Review

    Russ Walkowich
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    STM Drifter Medium Laptop Backpack Company: STM Price: $139.95 MSRP It seems that the backpack is now becoming the favorite means of carrying one’s laptop and other electronic devices around, be it to work or while traveling. Once you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Besides carrying your laptop, you still have enough room […]
  • MyMac Podcast 515: Apple’s Fading Secrecy

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

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

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

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

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Microsoft updates its iPad Office apps for customers with Office 365 subscriptions.
  • VideoDrive

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    This video conversion utility includes Growl support, watch folders and support for iTunes tagging and metadata.
  • VidConvert

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    This drag-and-drop video converter offers simple and advanced modes and DVD authoring.
  • VLC Streamer

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    Stream video over WiFi from a Mac or PC to iOS devices.
  • Freeway Pro

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:20 am
    The designer-friendly website creation app gets an update for Yosemite and other improvements.
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  • YouTube Going Beyond 1080p

    Joe
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    For any avid YouTube watchers, 1080p was what made the difference between a good video and a great one. But now YouTube has integrated video quality beyond measure. After 1080p comes 1440p and finally 2160p, also know as 4k, Ultra HD, and UHD. The upgrade to 4k seems great, but is it really? Although, the jump from 1080p to 2160p is noticeable, most people will not be able to experience the true clarity of 4k videos unless you have a retina display monitors or a 4k Display Monitors. Mixed in with the slower downloading speeds and older graphics cards not being able to support it. This brings…
  • Keyboard Shortcuts 101

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

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

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

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

    dsellers
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    Apple’s own CDN (content delivery network) has gone live in the U.S. and Europe, reports Seeking Alpha (http://tinyurl.com/ls3z3hg). The company is now delivering some of their own content such as new releases of Mac OS X and iOS directly to consumers. What's more, Apple has interconnect deals in place with multiple ISPs, including Comcast and others, and has paid to get direct access to their networks, says Seeking Alpha. As a result the company has more than 10x the capacity it had previously. read more
  • Kool Tools: ParaSync for iPad mini, iPad Air

    dsellers
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:18 am
    Parat Solutions's (http://www.paratsolutions.com) ParaSync for the iPad mini and iPad Air is a cable-free docking system licensed by Apple and is especially designed to charge and synchronize institutional deployments of Apple tablets. Every ParaSync dock automatically comes bundled with protective cases made of impact-resistant ABS and shock-absorbing silicone. The iPad mini case is available in two versions: standard, with the Home button exposed, or as a "Museum Case" with the Home button covered (with pinhole access) and a neck lanyard included.  read more
  • iDraw 2.4.1 adds Swift language export and support for plug-ins

    dsellers
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    Indeeo has released iDraw 2.4.1 (www.indeeo.com/idraw/), an update to the Mac graphic design and illustration application. A new Swift language export feature can be used to convert app design mockups, buttons, and icons directly into native Swift drawing code, useable in both Mac and iOS projects. Version 2.4.1 also adds the ability to create and run custom plug-in scripts. iDraw 2.4.1 is available for purchase at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/pckr9e5) for US$24.99. Version 2.4.1 is a free update for existing users who purchased previous versions of iDraw on the Mac App Store.
  • Fireebok Studio floats out iCloud Extractor for the Mac

    dsellers
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Fireebok Studio has released iCloud Extractor 1.0.0, a Mac application that allows users to download and extract their photos, videos, contacts, call history, notes, calendar events and reminders, as well as bookmarks from the iCloud backup file. read more
  • Adobe announces Lightroom 5.6 and Camera Raw 8.6

    dsellers
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    Adobe has announced the availability of Lightroom 5.6 and Camera Raw 8.6 as final releases on both Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6. This release corrects issues reported in earlier versions of Lightroom 5 and Camera Raw 8. In addition, raw file format support is added for three new cameras: the Nikon D810, Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4 and Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000.   read more
 
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  • Daring Fireball: T-Shirts

    John Gruber
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:14 pm
    On sale now through tomorrow.  ★ 
  • The Best Argument Yet for Net Neutrality Comes From Major League Baseball

    John Gruber
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Quartz: Earlier this month, BAM quietly submitted its own letter to the FCC, where it was equally scathing about internet fast lanes[…]. It’s a shame that BAM’s comments have been overlooked, because they amount to one of the most coherent arguments in favor of net neutrality we have come across.  ★ 
  • ‘To Hell With the Actual Numbers’

    John Gruber
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Philip Elmer-Dewitt talks to a former IDC researcher regarding how they draw their market share figures.  ★ 
  • Microsoft’s Long, Slow Decline

    John Gruber
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Yours truly, getting lucky five years ago: Apple’s strong growth in this segment is a sign that the market is turning against Windows. If for no other reason than that Apple has never entered the low-cost computer market, it’s always been the case that the most budget-conscious computer buyers were Windows users. But the converse wasn’t true — not all Windows users were cheapies. Today, though, Microsoft is increasingly left only with customers whose priority is price.  ★ 
  • ‘The Apple iTime Is Destined to Fail’

    John Gruber
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:34 pm
    If John C. Dvorak were still alive, we’d see more articles like this one. Wait. What?  ★ 
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  • Deal of the Day: 50% off Seidio SURFACE Case for iPhone 5/5S

    Brent Zaniewski
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    Today Only: Buy the Seidio SURFACE Case for iPhone 5/5S for just $14.95! The SURFACE Case is the ultimate low-profile iPhone hard case; combining a super-slim design with a protective outer shell. The interior also has a soft padding that ensures the back of your device stays safe from wear.
  • Apple officially welcomes Beats to the family

    Joseph Keller
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    Apple has officially taken ownership of Beats, and is welcoming them to the company with a small section of the Apple website. The words "Welcome to the Family" are followed by a paragraph stating Apple's excitement on bringing Beats into the fold, and looking forward to the future. From the Apple.com: Today we are excited to officially welcome Beats Music and Beats Electronics to the Apple family. Music has always held a special place in our hearts, and we're thrilled to join forces with a group of people who love it as much as we do. Beats cofounders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre have created…
  • Stream movies and TV at 30,000 feet with Fly Delta for iPhone and iPad

    Joseph Keller
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:33 am
    Delta has just updated their Fly Delta iPhone and iPad apps to give passengers the ability to stream movies and TV shows through the app when connected to in-flight Wi-Fi. Streaming is done through the Delta Studio section of the apps. Delta Studio lets travelers watch movies and TV, including live satellite TV, HBO, Showtime, and previously-run episodes from a number of networks. For instance, this month Delta will be showing Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Vikings, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and more . Now, instead of watching through the screens built into the plane, you can watch all of these and more…
  • HP, Gilt, and Michael Bastian partner for stylish new smartwatch

    Derek Kessler
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
    HP's rushing to pre-empt the iWatch with a smartwatch partnership with designer Michael Bastian and online luxury retailer Gilt. Details of this smartwatch will do are slim, but we do know that they're aiming to have it work with iOS and Android — nope, it's not Android Wear — and that there will be companion apps for both platforms that allow users to customize the watch's interface. The partnership with Bastian is meant to make a smartwatch that looks as good as it's likely to cost, though HP's going to have a lot of competition in that space, including but not limited to the Pebble…
  • Black login screen on your Mac? Here's the fix!

    Peter Cohen
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    You restarted your Mac, and now you can't log in. The Apple boot screen appears and pinwheels for a few moments, then the screen goes black. You can still see a cursor, but you can't log in and get any further. Don't panic! We have the fix! Print these instructions out or save them to an iOS device and read them from there — I'll walk you through how to recover. What's likely happened is that a system preference called a plist file has gotten corrupted or damaged somehow. The file is called com.apple.loginwindow.plist. In order to recover, you'll need to delete the file. There's a catch,…
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  • Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X

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

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

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

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

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

    Soulskill
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:47 pm
    A recent post by Instapaper's Marco Arment suggests that design flaws in Apple's App Store are harming the app ecosystem, and users are suffering because of it. "The dominance and prominence of 'top lists' stratifies the top 0.02% so far above everyone else that the entire ecosystem is encouraged to design for a theoretical top-list placement that, by definition, won’t happen to 99.98% of them." Arment notes that many good app developers are finding continued development to be unsustainable, while scammy apps are encouraged to flood the market. "As the economics get tighter, it becomes…
  • A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

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

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

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

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

    dsellers
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    Apple’s own CDN (content delivery network) has gone live in the U.S. and Europe, reports Seeking Alpha (http://tinyurl.com/ls3z3hg). The company is now delivering some of their own content such as new releases of Mac OS X and iOS directly to consumers. What's more, Apple has interconnect deals in place with multiple ISPs, including Comcast and others, and has paid to get direct access to their networks, says Seeking Alpha. As a result the company has more than 10x the capacity it had previously. read more
  • Kool Tools: ParaSync for iPad mini, iPad Air

    dsellers
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:18 am
    Parat Solutions's (http://www.paratsolutions.com) ParaSync for the iPad mini and iPad Air is a cable-free docking system licensed by Apple and is especially designed to charge and synchronize institutional deployments of Apple tablets. Every ParaSync dock automatically comes bundled with protective cases made of impact-resistant ABS and shock-absorbing silicone. The iPad mini case is available in two versions: standard, with the Home button exposed, or as a "Museum Case" with the Home button covered (with pinhole access) and a neck lanyard included.  read more
  • iDraw 2.4.1 adds Swift language export and support for plug-ins

    dsellers
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    Indeeo has released iDraw 2.4.1 (www.indeeo.com/idraw/), an update to the Mac graphic design and illustration application. A new Swift language export feature can be used to convert app design mockups, buttons, and icons directly into native Swift drawing code, useable in both Mac and iOS projects. Version 2.4.1 also adds the ability to create and run custom plug-in scripts. iDraw 2.4.1 is available for purchase at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/pckr9e5) for US$24.99. Version 2.4.1 is a free update for existing users who purchased previous versions of iDraw on the Mac App Store.
  • Fireebok Studio floats out iCloud Extractor for the Mac

    dsellers
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Fireebok Studio has released iCloud Extractor 1.0.0, a Mac application that allows users to download and extract their photos, videos, contacts, call history, notes, calendar events and reminders, as well as bookmarks from the iCloud backup file. read more
  • Adobe announces Lightroom 5.6 and Camera Raw 8.6

    dsellers
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    Adobe has announced the availability of Lightroom 5.6 and Camera Raw 8.6 as final releases on both Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6. This release corrects issues reported in earlier versions of Lightroom 5 and Camera Raw 8. In addition, raw file format support is added for three new cameras: the Nikon D810, Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4 and Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000.   read more
 
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  • Vox Music Player Updated With SoundCloud Integration, New Organizational Features

    Juli Clover
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    Coppertino today updated its popular Vox music player to version 2.1, adding SoundCloud integration and new options for organizing music. Vox now has the ability to stream HQ/FLAC/Lossless music from SoundCloud, giving users a way to listen to high quality music uploaded to SoundCloud. According to Coppertino founder Ivan Ablamskiy, Vox is the only third-party music player that allows users to access and play original lossless files from SoundCloud. Along with SoundCloud integration, Vox has also gained some new interface updates that make it easier to access and create playlists within the…
  • Apple Launches New EFI Update 2.9.1 For 2011 MacBook Air to Solve Installation Problems

    Juli Clover
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Apple today re-released its EFI Firmware 2.9 update for 2011 MacBook Air models after the original EFI update appeared to be causing trouble for many MacBook Air users. The update, originally released on July 15 to address sleep/wake issues, caused some MacBook Air machines to shut down completely for several hours. On other machines, the update simply refused to install. Today's re-released software, labeled 2.9.1, presumably fixes these issues, allowing the update to be properly installed. The MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.9.1 is available in the Mac App Store for 2011 MacBook Airs and…
  • Apple Reminding Shoppers of Upcoming 'Sales Tax Holiday' Discounts

    Kelly Hodgkins
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    As spotted by iClarified, Apple is now reminding customers of upcoming "sales tax holidays" that allow residents in several US states to purchase select Apple gear without paying an additional sales tax charge. Customers potentially could save hundreds of dollars by purchasing high-priced items like MacBooks during this annual discount opportunity. If your state offers a tax holiday this summer, you can buy select Apple products without paying sales tax.* When shopping online, sales tax will appear during checkout, but you’ll see the correct tax amount on your email order confirmation. The…
  • OWC Shares Mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro Unboxing, SSD Tests

    Juli Clover
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Following this morning's release of Retina MacBook Pros with improved Haswell processors, OWC has procured both the entry-level 13-inch and and the entry-level 15-inch 2014 Retina MacBook Pro and provided a gallery of unboxing photos featuring the new devices. As expected, the packaging on the updated versions is the same as previous-generation Retina MacBook Pros. The site did a quick teardown as well, revealing the internals of the new machines, which also appear unchanged. Internal view of the mid-2014 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro OWC also conducted some speed tests on the solid state drives…
  • Thieves Target Durham, North Carolina Apple Store in Smash-and-Grab Robbery

    Kelly Hodgkins
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Thieves last night stole an unknown number of MacBooks in a smash-and-grab theft at the Apple Store located in the Southpoint Mall in Durham, North Carolina. The MacBook units reportedly were display models situated in the front section of the store. The Apple Store is part of The Streets at Southpoint, a shopping destination that includes both an indoor mall and an outdoor shopping pavilion. The Apple store is located in an outdoor section of the complex, making it an easier target for an overnight theft. The store is currently closed following the break-in. Smash-and-grab robberies are not…
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  • Apple Buys Vivendi’s Stake in Beats for $404M

    Jeff Gamet
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    Apple hasn't completed its Beats purchase, but is already a part owner in the company. Vivendi sold its 13 percent stake in Beats to Apple for US$404 million as part of the iPhone and iPad maker's plan to complete its $3 billion purchase of the company some time this quarter.The Mac Observer Spin: It isn't a big surprise that Vivendi sold its stake in Beats to Apple. The deal lets Apple have total control over Beats, and it lets Vivendi offload more more of its side business ventures to focus on its core goals.
  • OS X: Configuring FileVault

    Melissa Holt
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    For today's article, Melissa Holt is going to cover one of the most powerful security tools on your Mac-FileVault. She'll discuss why you need it, how you'll turn it on, and a really easy way you could lose access to all of the files on your computer. (Don't do that last thing, OK?)
  • U.S. Appeals Court Rules Microsoft Must Turn Over Email Hosted in Ireland

    Kelly Guimont
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:43 pm
    An appeals court ruled on Friday that Microsoft must turn over email sought in a U.S. warrant, even though the customer's email is being hosted on servers in Ireland, not the U.S. Microsoft argued the US warrant has no jurisdiction in Ireland, but the court disagreed.The Mac Observer Spin: This is a big deal. It must be to put Verizon and AT&T on the same side as Microsoft and Apple.
  • T-Mobile Q2 Earnings Suggest Uncarrier Model Works

    Kelly Guimont
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:27 pm
    T-Mobile has announced earnings for the second quarter of 2014, and those earnings are promising, with over seven billion dollars in revenue. This was also the fifth consecutive quarter T-Mobile added over one million new customers.The Mac Observer Spin: With numbers like these, it's hard to figure out how Sprint thinks they can buy out T-Mobile.
  • That Time the iPhone Owner Punched His Mugger in the Face

    Bryan Chaffin
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:41 pm
    A drawn out attempt at "Apple" picking on Wednesday in Madison, Wisconsin, was thwarted when the would-be victim punched his would-be mugger in the face. Bryan Chaffin finds something satisfying in the way things worked out.
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  • Apple Updates MacBook Pro with Retina Display

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Apple today updated MacBook Pro with Retina display with faster processors, double the memory in both entry-level configurations, and a new, lower starting price for the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook. Apple also lowered the starting price of the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro to $1,099. “People love their MacBook Pro because of the thin and light, aluminum unibody design, beautiful Retina display, all day battery life, and deep integration with OS X,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The MacBook Pro with Retina display gets even better…
  • Apple Reports Third Quarter Results

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

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

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

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

    Ricky Buchanan
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Siri personal assistant gets more useful with every iOS upgrade – she can probably do more things than you expect she can. She can be useful for everyone but especially useful for people whose disability makes manual use of their iPhone difficult, slow, or painful. I especially recommend that new users start with How to set up, secure, and start using Siri which will walk you through initial one-off setup and configuration for Siri. Siri has so many functions now that to list all of them is virtually impossible – iMore has done a pretty good job though, and frequently upgrade…
  • Maya Finds Her Voice

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

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

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

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

  • Lightning dockStubz connector helps solve problem of docking with a case

    Mike Flaminio
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    CableJive recently released a lightning version of its dockStubz line of adapters. The adapter is essentially a male/female pass-through spacer using Apple's Lightning connector. The adapter allows users to dock their iPhone 5/5s/5c even with the most bulky of cases. So, for example, if you have a speaker dock, you can dock the phone with say an Otterbox Defender or a waterproof case. I've been playing around with the adapter and it seems a good solution. The dockStubz for Lightning comes with the adapter and an additional spacer. This allows for some flexibility for the specific case used.
  • iPassword offering extension for third party iOS 8 apps

    Mike Flaminio
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:02 pm
    AgileBits announced support for third party developers to link into iPassword. Basically app developers can hook into iPassword for user credentials. iOS 8 for the first time allows app to talk to each other, which will greatly simplify keeping strong credentials for apps and services. <iframe src=&quot;//player.vimeo.com/video/102142106&quot; width=&quot;500&quot; height=&quot;1032&quot; frameborder=&quot;0&quot; webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a…
  • MacBook Pro lineup gets Haswell CPU bump, more memory

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

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

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

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Apple Store, Chadstone by Dale Gillard, on Flickr A little MacTalk house keeping leads off the news today. Yesterday we launched the new FileMaker
  • Thursday Morning News

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Yesterday it was an unknown Mac Mini listed on an Apple page. Today it is an unknown iMac that has been sighted on a support page. 9to5Mac reports that French site MacPlus noticed the listing before Apple updated the Bootcamp support page. The model in question was a 27-inch mid 2014 iMac. The recent iMac refresh was only applied to the 21-inch model. It may indicate that a low end 27-inch is on it’s way. Or it may again just be human error or
  • Wednesday Morning News

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:25 pm
    As predicted, overnight the MacBook Pro with Retina lineup got a small spec bump. The lineup got a small processor update of 200 MHz across the range. In addition the 15-inch models now come with 16 GB of RAM and the base 13-inch model now starts out life with 8 GB RAM. However the suggestions that the internal storage would get a upgrade proved wrong, with the SSD configurations staying the same. You can check out the shiny new offerings in the Australian Apple Store. You can also discuss the
  • Tuesday Morning News

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

    27 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
    by Shaun Garrity, on Flickr Welcome to a new week of MacTalk daily news. Kicking off the new week is a rumour that the iPhone 6 will have NFC. Of course NFC is something
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  • Pocket Watch, LLC. Releases ActivePrint Cloud Server For Easy Printing

    admin
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Beaumont, Texas – Since releasing ActivePrint on the popular Apple iOS platform, a huge community of ActivePrint users has been created who are interested in printing from their iPads and iPhones without being limited to a select few models of printers from just one brand. This community has been a great resource for developing the new ActivePrint Cloud Server. The ActivePrint Cloud Server is a small standalone box that is about the size of a couple of iPhones stacked together and runs on less electricity than most energy efficient lightbulbs. Despite its small size it has a lot of…
  • Taxonomy 2 update – File sorting utility for Mac

    admin
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Moscow, Russian Federation – Vostok company today is proud to announce the release of Taxonomy 2 for Mac OS X. Taxonomy is an application for file sorting. It was specially designed to make file sorting quick and easy. The application shows the contents of the sortable folder file by file with preview and panel with storage folders. It takes nothing but to press a key to put a file to the storage folder or to delete it. And you see the next file in folder. Taxonomy version 2.0 has a number of new features, which makes file sorting more fast and easy. File arrangement options allows the…
  • Boj – Musical Mayhem acclaimed book app now available on iPhone

    admin
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:40 am
    Brighton, United Kingdom – Box of Frogs Media are pleased to announce the iPhone release of Boj Muscial Mayhem, part of the acclaimed Boj book app series read by Jason Donovan. Boj is a free-spirited bilby – a rare bandicoot from the Australian Outback, full of creativity and messy fun! Since popping up as the new kid in Giggly Park, Boj has made a load of new buddies. Everyone loves his zest for life and adventurous spirit. The Boj series is a celebration of childhood. Boj shows us all how to loosen up, be free-thinking, creative, pro-active and resourceful – and ultimately…
  • Philly Game Studio FishPotato Games Reveals Disco Dogs: Coming in August

    admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – FishPotato Games, a Philadelphia based independent game developer, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of “Disco Dogs.” This is a matching puzzle adventure game that follows four unlikely heroes – Max, Cece, S.P. and Johnny – as they try to light up the dance floor and become the ultimate disco champions. Along the way, they will encounter fun puzzles, timed challenges, blocked tiles, bombs and more as they attempt to light up the night and thwart the plans of an unknown adversary. “This is a game unlike any I’ve…
  • Jet Privilege and Magzter award flyers with 2000* JetPrivilege Miles

    admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    New York, New York – The successful JetPrivilege and Magzter partnership continues to grow stronger with its newest initiative. The world’s largest and fastest growing global digital newsstand and book store, Magzter, extends its reading experience further with more benefits to Jet’s Privilege members. Subscribing to or purchasing your favorite digital magazines on Magzter for INR 2500 will fetch you a whopping 2000 JetPrivilege Miles. To sweeten the deal, 20 lucky winners chosen, will win 1500 Bonus JPMiles each. How the JP Miles will be awarded: * Double you JPMiles- Spend…
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  • Pocket Watch, LLC. Releases ActivePrint Cloud Server For Easy Printing

    1 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Texas based Pocket Watch, LLC. announced today the release of the ActivePrint Cloud Server. With this small standalone box almost any USB printer or available network printer will become compatible with iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. This is done by making each printer available through AirPrint, ActivePrint Cloud Print, and Google Cloud Print services simultaneously. Simply plug the ActivePrint Cloud Server in to an internet connected router or a Cable/DSL modem and it is ready to go.
  • Taxonomy 2 update - File sorting utility for Mac

    1 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Moscow based developer, Vostok today announces Taxonomy 2, the fast and easy-to-use tool for file sorting on Mac OS X. Useful for sorting docs, photos and media, this app allows quick and easy sorting of folders and storing them in order. Taxonomy is indispensable when it is time to clean out the Downloads folder, the Desktop or arrange projects or media. This update contains number of new features like multiple files operations, undo, file renaming and more.
  • Boj - Musical Mayhem acclaimed book app now available on iPhone

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:40 am
    Box of Frogs Media today announces Boj - Musical Mayhem 1.2, part of the acclaimed Boj book app series read by Jason Donovan. Boj is a free-spirited bilby, a rare bandicoot from the Australian Outback, full of creativity and messy fun. Everyone loves his zest for life and adventurous spirit. The Boj series is a celebration of childhood. Boj shows us all how to loosen up, be free-thinking, creative, pro-active and resourceful - and ultimately how to put aside our differences and all get along.
  • Chester & Flop's Flying Numbers Adventure for iPad and iPhone Updated

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Educational Gaming Company, Blue Moon Learning has announced the addition of Chinese support to Chester & Flop's Flying Numbers Adventure for iPad and iPhone, a challenging and fun adventure game that teaches integers, decimals, and fractions to children ages 6-9. With pristine graphics, memorable music, and enchanting animated characters, Chester & Flop's Flying Numbers Adventure offers children around the world a delightful and engaging way to expand their knowledge of numbers in Chinese.
  • Next Is Great Launches Sequel To Award-Winning Love To Count App

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Next Is Great has introduced Love to Count 2. Times Tables and Fractions 1.0 for iOS, the sequel to their award-winning Love to Count series. Love to Count 2. Times Tables and Fractions is designed to help children understand the concept of times tables, division & fractions through medieval-themed activities. Knights, princesses, merchants, even dragons and unicorns help to keep children engaged & active. Recognition of even, odd, primary numbers and also multiples of numbers from 3 up to 12.
 
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  • Defeat The Boar Invaders In Battle Ranch

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    July 31, 2014 6:00 AMBattle Ranch from Playboom is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The game places players in charge of defending a ranch from an invading troop of evil boars. Using a variety of plant weapons they will struggle to conquer the game's more than 200 levels Your ranch is in danger. A big sounder of evil boars is coming to steal your livestock. You must defend your ranch and drive away the wild boars by collecting and using the plant weapons.Led by their big boss, a troop of evil boars is attacking. Their varied types and great skills make them highly…
  • Total War: SHOGUN 2 Enters The Battlefield July 31

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    July 31, 2014 6:00 AMFeral Interactive has announced that the historical strategy game Total War: SHOGUN 2 for Mac will be released via Steam on July 31st, with the Mac App Store version scheduled for release in early August. Developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA for Windows, this is the latest installment in the critically acclaimed Total War series to be brought to the Mac by Feral, following Rome, Empire and Napoleon.Total War: SHOGUN 2 places the series’ celebrated gameplay elements of real-time battle tactics and turn-based political strategy against the dramatic…
  • Fight For Freedom In Space Farmers

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    July 31, 2014 6:00 AMSpace Farmers from KISS is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The co-op only game challenges a two player team to destroy a horde of hungry robots to escape imprisonment on an alien space station.Grab a friend, grab a gadget, grab a gun and get ready. Space Farmers is the most fun you'll ever have in a co-op game. You're trapped on an alien space station and forced to share your secret British agriculture secrets. With no means of escape or tea making facilities this is all very uncivilized! Luckily a hoard of hungry robots are attacking the…
  • Pandora: Eclipse Of Nashira Announced

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    July 31, 2014 6:00 AMSlitherine and Proxy-Studios have announced Pandora: Eclipse of Nashira. Scheduled for release later this year the expansion to the sci-fi 4X turn-based strategy game introduces a new faction, covert warfare, deployable minefields, and the chance to expand beyond coastlines.Pandora: First Contact had lot to offer to 4X fans at its release, late 2013. Thanks to patches and a free expansion, the game has become even deeper and more entertaining. Now Proxy-Studios wants to transform Pandora into a darker and secret battlefield; a place where espionage and diplomacy can…
  • Drive Extreme Roads USA At MGS

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    July 31, 2014 6:00 AMExtreme Roads USA from UIG Entertainment is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The trucking simulator challenges players to haul a variety of goods across demanding types of road terrain.Off you go! Get ready for trucking challenges that will keep you on the edge of your seat as you hitch up and haul your way across the ‘extreme roads’ of this massive map and unforgiving terrain. Accept your assignments, select your trucks, and transport all sorts of goods along the toughest routes on their matching trailers.Earned cash can be spent on new…
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  • Microsoft updates Office for iPad with host of new features

    Kenny Hemphill
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Microsoft has released v1.1 of Office for iPad and added several requested features. The most significant addition is the ability to send Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files as PDFs. Other new features include support for third party fonts, cropping images in all three apps, adding and editing hyperlinks in PowerPoint, and flicking a cell’s selection handle in Excel to select all the data in a row or column. PowerPoint gains the ability to insert video from your Camera Roll, and to play back music, sound effects, and video during a presentation. Excel has improved support for external…
  • Apple updates MacBook Pro with faster processors and price cuts

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

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

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

    Kenny Hemphill
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:56 am
    The public beta of OS X Yosemite, the next release of Apple’s Mac OS, is now available on the Mac App Store. Users who applied take part in the public beta program on Apple’s website and who received a redemption code from Apple can now use that code to download the beta. Apple has asked users to use their Mac as normal and provide feedback through Feedback Assistant. At the same time, it recommends that users install Yosemite on a secondary Mac, as it is a pre-release and so could be prone to bugs. The public beta is one build older than the version currently available to…
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  • This guy seems to have a lot of info about the iPhone 6

    Dr. Macenstein
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Too bad I have no idea what he’s saying (something about a lizard sex satellite I think…). Oh well. It’s still the best iPhone 6 mockup video I’ve seen. thanks to faithful Macenstein reader Den for the tip!
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Prism Dragon

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

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

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

    Dr. Macenstein
    4 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    Here’s some Apple-themed 4th of July fireworks courtesy of Playboy Playmate Iryna Ivanova, along with some behind the scenes video courtesy of photographer Mark Kuta. Enjoy! Playboy Playmate Iryna Ivanova – The Babe Spot by thebabespot Twitter:https://twitter.com/IrynaIvanova Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playmateirynaivanova IinstaGram: playmateiryna PHOTOS by the talented: Mark Kuta Model Mayhem / Facebook (Be sure to follow […]
 
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  • iPod.iTunes 4.9.30 - Two-direction adding-syncing for iPods. (Demo)

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    iPod.iTunes has been designed to make it super-simple to copy content from iPhones, iPads, and iPods to any iTunes library. iPod.iTunes’ user interface makes it incredibly obvious what’s on your device and what's missing in iTunes. For example, to copy all missing content (without duplicates), just press Command-A and click the Transfer button. That’s all! You can of course also copy only desired media and/or playlists.Version 4.9.30: Compatibility for the beta version of OS X 10.10 Yosemite Tested with the beta version of iTunes 12 Tested with iOS 7.1.2 OS X 10.6 or later iTunes,…
  • Adobe Camera Raw 8.6 - Adds support for many new cameras. (Updater)

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    The Adobe Camera Raw plug-in became the latest must-have tool for professional photographers when it was released in February 2003. This powerful plug-in has been frequently updated to support more cameras and include more features and is available as part of Adobe Photoshop CS6. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software is built upon the same powerful raw processing technology that is available in the Camera Raw plug-in.Version 8.6: Added support for: Nikon D810 Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4 Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 OS X 10.7 or later Creative Cloud or Photoshop CC or later Download Now
  • Adobe DNG Converter 8.6 - Digital negative converter update. (Free)

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    Adobe DNG Converter is a free utility that converts files from more than 75 cameras to Digital Negative (DNG), enables you to easily convert camera-specific RAW files to a more universal DNG RAW file. Visit the Camera RAW page for a complete list of supported cameras.Version 8.6: Added support for: Nikon D810 Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4 Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 OS X 10.7 or laterDownload Now
  • Adobe Lightroom 5.6 - Import, develop, and showcase volumes of digital images. (Demo)

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    Adobe Lightroom software helps you bring out the best in your photographs, whether you're perfecting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands. Create incredible images that move your audience. Experiment fearlessly with state-of-the-art nondestructive editing tools. Easily manage all your images. And showcase your work in elegant print layouts, slide shows, and Web galleries, as well as on popular photo-sharing sites. All from within one fast, intuitive application.Version 5.6: Support for new cameras and lenses. Corrections for issues introduced in previous…
  • Plex Media Server 0.9.9.13 - Seamlessly connect your Plex clients with your local media. (Free)

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    Plex Media Server seamlessly connects your Plex clients with all of your local and online media. The combination of centralized library management, streaming of online content, and powerful transcoding functionality provides an unrivaled level of flexibility and ease of use. Plex Media Server runs on your Mac, PC, or compatible NAS device and serves your media to all of your Plex clients including Plex-enabled mobile devices and 2011 LG Smart TVs. Features: Effortlessly organize your media into a versatile library Native Cocoa and web-based versions provide local and network access to…
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    World of Apple

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Next generation Apple TV won’t launch until 2015

    Christopher Meinck
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Despite rumors to the contrary, the next generation Apple TV won’t make its way to living rooms until sometime in 2015. According to The Information (subscription), Apple’s plans to include access to broadcast content required deals with major cable companies, who thus far have yet to show interest in hammering out a deal.Earlier this year, reports had Time Warner negotiating with Apple on such a deal. Shortly after, the cable company was acquired by Comcast, which could have impacted the status of the negotiations.Changes to the fourth generation Apple TV are said to include a…
  • Hilton To Turn Your Smartphone Into Room Key, Let You Select Your Room

    Christopher Meinck
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:25 pm
    A major initiative is being rolled out by Hilton, investing over $550 million into a new program that will let guests do most everything from their smartphones, which will include unlocking doors. Hilton is scheduled to announce the new program sometime this week, with plans to introduce the technology at all of its 4,200 properties.The use of smartphones for services won’t be anything new at Hilton, with guests able to check-in or check-out from their smartphones or using a hotel provided tablet. The new technology, rolling out later this summer will go much further. Guests will be…
  • WSJ: Apple Places Order For 70-80 Million iPhones With Bigger Displays

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

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

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

  • Focusky Presentation Maker for Mac

    MacZOT
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Focusky Presentation Maker for Mac Make your presentation fun and stand out from the competition. Normally: $99.00 ZOT Price: $30.00 Click to macZOT! Download Trial     Rich pre-designed templates and themes   Focusky offers a rich set of beautiful templates and themes with pre-designed frames, which can be used to build different styles of presentations for diverse purposes. No design capacity required, simply insert your content! An engaging animated presentation comes out easily and quickly with Focusky templates and themes.   Zoom and Slide Based Presenting Rather than…
  • CosCulture Responsive Bundle

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

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

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

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

    Kif Leswing
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    Apple's content delivery network is starting to push OS X updates, and reportedly has multiple terabits per second of capacity. Apple’s content delivery network is reportedly live and it’s huge originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Yes, your pre-schooler can program too

    Barb Darrow
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    ScratchJr is a programming language customized to help very young kids build interactive games and storage. Now a new iPad app brings it to that audience. Yes, your pre-schooler can program too originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • FreedomPop starts selling tablets with free data and voice plans

    Kevin Fitchard
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    FreedomPop today started selling the iPad mini and the Samsung Tab 3, offering the same free voice and data plans available to its smartphone users. FreedomPop starts selling tablets with free data and voice plans originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Unless somebody made a typo, Apple may be planning a 2014 refresh of the Mac Mini

    Kif Leswing
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    An Apple support page for Boot Camp mentions a 2014 Mac Mini model. If Apple does release a Mac Mini refresh, it would be the system's first update in two years. Unless somebody made a typo, Apple may be planning a 2014 refresh of the Mac Mini originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Apple’s Retina MacBook Pros get updates with doubled RAM and slightly faster processors

    Kif Leswing
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Apple has doubled the RAM in its Retina MacBook Pros across the entire line, while also adding slightly improved processors and price cuts for select models. Apple’s Retina MacBook Pros get updates with doubled RAM and slightly faster processors originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
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  • Apple Welcomes Beats to the Family as Beats Electronics Closes Its Online Store

    Kelly Hodgkins
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    Apple today updated its website with a new page celebrating its acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music.Today we are excited to officially welcome Beats Music and Beats Electronics to the Apple family. Music has always held a special place in our hearts, and we’re thrilled to join forces with a group of people who love it as much as we do. Beats cofounders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre have created beautiful products that have helped millions of people deepen their connection to music. We’re delighted to be working with the team to elevate that experience even further. And we can’t…
  • Home Button and Sensor Flex Cables From 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Shown in New Photos

    Kelly Hodgkins
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate] has published several high-resolution images purportedly showing flex cables from both the 4.7-inch and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. These latest images add to the growing number of flex cables and other internal components for the iPhone 6 that have surfaced in the past few months. These images include a possible look at the home button cables from both iPhone 6 models. The photos show two different designs for the part, each with a square section for the Touch ID sensor but distinct from the iPhone 5s part. While Apple's iPads are also rumored to be gaining Touch…
  • Tonality for Mac is a powerful black and white image editor

    Mel Martin
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    I used to think that my photos needed color to be compelling, but a good black-and-white image can be very powerful. Of course, producing a monochrome image from a color one is not as simple as removing the color information. Talented photographers...
  • Russian government requests Apple source code

    John-Michael Bond
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The recent revelations that Apple has included backdoors into iOS devices may have lead to an interesting development in the company's relationship with Russia. According to Reuters the Russian government has asked Apple Inc to turn over its source...
  • Timeful is a new calendar app that reinvents how you organize your time

    Mel Martin
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Timeful (free) has launched today after a long development and beta phase. The app tries to capture everything that vies for your precious time and stores it in one place. It can import and sync your current calendars from iCloud, Google, Yahoo or...
 
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2014.07.24

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

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

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

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

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

  • Creating Bullet Lists In Pages

    Gary Rosenzweig
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    You can create both bullet lists and numbered lists in Pages. Bullets can be many different characters or even images. Numbered lists can use a variety of numbering systems. You can mix and match list types and even create your own styles.
  • Travel Apps

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

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

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

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

  • MacDown

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

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

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

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

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

  • 0463 - Launchbar 6 Update [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Launchbar has recently had a major update with the release of Launchbar V6. Primarily known as an "Application Launcher", Launchbar is actually much more complex, and much more capable than that. This episode is not a full review of Launchbar 6, but is intended to give a flavour of some of the new features, especially for Alfred users who are intrigued as to how Launchbar now differs from Alfred.
  • 0462 - Creating Documentation with Clarify 2 [HD - Trailer]

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

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

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

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

  • Cook Your Best Recipes with These iOS Apps

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    What are you going to eat today? If that question comes up more than twice a week, then it is time to think about getting a system in place. Using a cooking app is not just for master chefs. You can find great ideas for a little party or just stay organized when it comes to supplies.    The new selection in the AppStore features nine different categories: Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Drinks, Desserts, Create Your Own Cookbook, Meal Planning, Tools & Shopping, Reference, and Magazine... (read more)
  • What You Need to Know If You Have Kids with iOS Devices

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Apple has been involved in several high-cost lawsuits and they may have learned from their mistakes. Really expensive in-app purchases have pushed Apple to explain everything in layman terms and make it easier for parents to guard their kids’ iOS Device.    The first rule every parent needs to know before they hand out a new iPod touch to their kids is how to harness the in-app purchases. There are literally millions of apps that are free but offer in-app purchases as goods and... (read more)
  • Wikipedia and Indiegogo – From Webpages to iOS Apps

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:50 pm
    There was a time when Apple used to encourage websites to create their own webapps – apps running in the browser. The company even had a special section on their website promoting such webapps. Times have changed and more websites are now creating their own native iOS apps, complete with the iOS look and feel.    The newest apps come from the social backing site Indiegogo and the huge elephant in the room, Wikipedia.    With Indiegogo (this is Kickstarter's biggest rival) y... (read more)
  • Music-Making Apps for Mac Users

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Mixing, playing the guitar, drums and base, or just using your voice to record that song you always wanted to? The Mac App Store has got you covered. The staff has curated a new selection of great apps suited to making music;.   There are no more than 23 apps that made it on the list, but that should be enough for most of you, even the professionals.    Talking about making music sounds great, and the first app that comes to mind is Apple's own Logic Pro X. For $199 (€148.6... (read more)
  • Selfie Time in AppStore

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    A new app selection created for the iPhone and iPad users is live in the AppStore. Sharing Selfies is all about snapping that perfect picture of oneself and sending it to everyone.    This list has three main categories: Snap and Share, Quick Fixes, and Fun with Stickers and there are a total of 34 apps presented here. The best thing is that over 95 percent of them are free, so you can try all of them.   Let's talk about taking that perfect selfie. The app store is the perfect p... (read more)
 
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    9to5Mac

  • Apple formally takes ownership of 13 percent of Beats from Vivendi/Universal Music Group

    Ben Lovejoy
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    Apple’s $3B acquisition of Beats was never going to be completed overnight, and it’s only today that Apple actually completed its purchase of the 13 percent of the company that was owned by Vivendi/Universal Music Group, the world’s largest record label. In a one-sentence press release, Vivendi announced that the sale of its shares had been completed for a total of $404M. It was expected that Apple would have acquired all of the Beats shares by the end of September, but based on the formal welcome message, it appears this may complete the sale. While Wall Street may have…
  • Apple officially welcomes Beats to the family as Beats moves online sales to Apple’s site

    Zac Hall
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    Apple has updated its homepage to include a new microsite officially welcoming the Beats Electronics and Beats Music team to the company. The new site marks the first official mention on Apple.com of the Beats acquisition since the initial press release describing the deal. Welcome to the family. Today we are excited to officially welcome Beats Music and Beats Electronics to the Apple family. Music has always held a special place in our hearts, and we’re thrilled to join forces with a group of people who love it as much as we do. Beats cofounders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre have created…
  • Delta’s iPad app now allows passengers to stream movies & TV shows during flights

    Ben Lovejoy
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    Delta Air Lines has updated its Fly Delta iPad app to allow passengers to stream movies and TV shows from the onboard wifi network. Using wifi to stream movies to iPads was first trialled back in 2011 by Qantas, followed by Hawaiian Airlines almost a year ago and introduced as a standard service by United back in May. The Delta Studio service provides all streaming content free of charge to international, First Class and Economy Comfort passengers, while domestic Economy customers get some content free with ‘premium content’ being chargeable …  The app also allows you…
  • The 12 reasons Apple employees love working for the company

    Ben Lovejoy
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Business Insider did some trawling through the employee reviews site Glassdoor to find out what Apple employees love about working for the company. Perhaps unsurprisingly in a company co-founded by a man who saw his mission as changing the world, the feeling that you have a chance to do just that topped the list. It’s the philosophy reflected in the memo Apple gave to new employees on their first day, saying that people who join the company want their work “to add up to something … something big … something that couldn’t happen anywhere else.”  Getting to…
  • The Typo iPhone keyboard is back again after lawsuit, but maybe not for long

    Ben Lovejoy
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:32 am
    Seacrest’s Typo, the BlackBerry-like physical keyboard for the iPhone, didn’t last long the first time around. BlackBerry sued, describing it as “a blatant infringement against BlackBerry’s iconic keyboard,” and succeeded in getting an injunction against the $99 accessory. Seacrest – the company co-founded by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest – responded by redesigning the keyboard and is now taking pre-orders for the Typo 2. The new model features a backlight, battery indicator and lock key, but otherwise looks strikingly similar to the original.
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    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • What Makes ListBook for Mac & iOS A Better Reminders App?

    Bakari Chavanu
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Trying to live a paperless lifestyle? ListBook for Mac ($6.99) and iOS ($2.99) transforms boring old to-do and task lists into attractive and practical digital versions. You might even prefer it over Apple’s default Reminders application. Developers Noidenity recently released a Mac version of ListBook, which gives both Evernote and the OS X Reminders app a run for their money when it comes to list-making. With ListBook you don’t need to hunt through folders or notes to locate your lists, and the software provides a few thoughtful features not found in the similar to-do…
  • Dropzone 3 Turbocharges Your Mac With Drag & Drop Actions

    Bakari Chavanu
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    You could waste time putting your files and folders to use the traditional way, or you could save time and do everything directly from your menu bar using Dropzone ($9.99, free trial download). Last year we chose the drag and drop application, Dropzone, as one of our ten top productivity applications. Essentially, Dropzone performs various types of computer tasks that can be carried out from your menu bar. For example, you can select file on your desktop and drag onto a Dropzone action that can or copy the file to a designated folder in your Finder. Other actions allow you to drop and…
  • Xcode 6 Beta With Swift Now Available Free, Here’s Why This Matters

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

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

    Justin Pot
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Love your Mac, but not the dock? Replace it with something smaller. StatusDuck ($15, free trial) lets you manage your open applications completely from the menubar. The dock is an iconic Mac feature – one many Windows users attempt to copy – but that doesn’t mean every Mac user loves it. It takes up a lot of space, unless it’s hidden; if you hide it, you can’t see at a glance which applications are currently open. If you’d like another option, and don’t mind adding more icons to your menubar, check out StatusDuck. Is your menubar so cluttered you can’t even...Read the…
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    ifoAppleStore

  • Scammer Arrested, Used Credit Card Validation Trick

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

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

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

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

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

  • Taxonomy 2 update – File sorting utility for Mac

    Richard
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Moscow, Russian Federation – Vostok company today is proud to announce the release of Taxonomy 2 for Mac OS X. Taxonomy is an application for file sorting. It was specially designed to make file sorting quick and easy. The application shows the contents of the sortable folder file by file with preview and panel with storage folders. It takes nothing but to press a key to put a file to the storage folder or to delete it. And you see the next file in folder. Taxonomy version 2.0 has a number of new features, which makes file sorting more fast and easy. File arrangement options allows the…
  • Boj – Musical Mayhem acclaimed book app now available on iPhone

    Richard
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:40 am
    Brighton, United Kingdom – Box of Frogs Media are pleased to announce the iPhone release of Boj Muscial Mayhem, part of the acclaimed Boj book app series read by Jason Donovan. Boj is a free-spirited bilby – a rare bandicoot from the Australian Outback, full of creativity and messy fun! Since popping up as the new kid in Giggly Park, Boj has made a load of new buddies. Everyone loves his zest for life and adventurous spirit. The Boj series is a celebration of childhood. Boj shows us all how to loosen up, be free-thinking, creative, pro-active and resourceful – and ultimately…
  • Philly Game Studio FishPotato Games Reveals Disco Dogs: Coming in August

    Richard
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – FishPotato Games, a Philadelphia based independent game developer, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of “Disco Dogs.” This is a matching puzzle adventure game that follows four unlikely heroes – Max, Cece, S.P. and Johnny – as they try to light up the dance floor and become the ultimate disco champions. Along the way, they will encounter fun puzzles, timed challenges, blocked tiles, bombs and more as they attempt to light up the night and thwart the plans of an unknown adversary. “This is a game unlike any I’ve…
  • Jet Privilege and Magzter award flyers with 2000* JetPrivilege Miles

    Richard
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    New York, New York – The successful JetPrivilege and Magzter partnership continues to grow stronger with its newest initiative. The world’s largest and fastest growing global digital newsstand and book store, Magzter, extends its reading experience further with more benefits to Jet’s Privilege members. Subscribing to or purchasing your favorite digital magazines on Magzter for INR 2500 will fetch you a whopping 2000 JetPrivilege Miles. To sweeten the deal, 20 lucky winners chosen, will win 1500 Bonus JPMiles each. How the JP Miles will be awarded: * Double you JPMiles- Spend…
  • Readdle celebrates its 7th Birthday with up to 70% Sale

    Richard
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:25 am
    Odessa, Ukraine – Readdle, a leading iOS app developer, celebrates its 7th birthday with a huge sale. Today Readdle celebrates 7 years of providing great productivity apps for iPad and iPhone. In 2007 Readdle co-founders, pioneers in iOS app development, launched the first document reader for iPhone, one year prior to the official iTunes App Store launch. Later, in 2009 the company has revolutionized the mobile apps industry with its unique business app – Scanner Pro, creating the whole app category of document scanning with a mobile device. Readdle continues to innovate and just…
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    The Loop

  • Apple’s “Stickers” ad gives MacBook sticker sellers a huge boost

    Dave Mark
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    An unscientific survey, but interesting nonetheless. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Microsoft releases Office for iPad update with PDF exporting, presenter view, third party fonts, more

    Dave Mark
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    There’s plenty here to like, but the ability to send a Word and Excel files as PDFs is a real boon for me, personally. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Game about squares

    Dave Mark
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    This is a fun little game, a puzzle challenge that requires you to move squares around on your screen using a simple set of rules, getting them to rest on a preset position. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • What privacy settings tell you about the profound differences between Google and Apple

    Dave Mark
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    Quartz: When you install an app on an Android smartphone or tablet, it asks for access to data such as your location or address book. If you say no, you can’t install the app. Apple handles things differently. On its mobile operating system, iOS, apps don’t ask permission when they’re installed. Instead, iOS takes some permissions as a given—internet access for instance—but for more sensitive data, such as your photos or location, the app has to ask for access when you use it. That more closely relates the decision to grant access to the reason for asking for it. That there should…
  • Hate your ISP? Maybe you need community fiber

    Dave Mark
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    The primary issue faced by most US consumers is a lack of competition. The pie is very large and there is little opportunity for customers to protest poor service with their wallets. There’s just nowhere to run. Community fiber is typically run by a local power utility, one with customer service infrastructure already built in. ∞ Read this on The Loop
 
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • How to Download Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Now

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

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

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

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

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

  • How to Completely Remove Apps & Software in Mac OS X by Manual Terminal Uninstall

    Paul Horowitz
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Most apps in Mac OS X can be uninstalled easily by dragging them into the Trash from the /Applications/ folder, and many others come with accompanying uninstall applications that will clean house and completely remove the apps too. Additionally, there are third party utilities for OS X that can make total removal of apps as ... Read More
  • Stuck in Yosemite with OS X Installer Drive and a Missing OS X Mavericks Partition? Here’s the Fix

    Paul Horowitz
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Some Mac users who partitioned their Macs to dual boot between the beta OS X Yosemite builds and stable OS X Mavericks releases have discovered a disconcerting issue; their Mavericks partition seems to have vanished and been replaced by an “OS X Installer” partition, forcing them to be stuck in OS X Yosemite. The obvious ... Read More
  • Translate Words & Phrases from Foreign Languages with iPhone & Word Lens

    Paul Horowitz
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Have you ever been somewhere with something written in a foreign language and wondered what the heck it said in your own language? Or, have you ever looked at a sign, book, or printed text somewhere, and wished you could instantly translate that something into the language of your choice? With your iPhone and the ... Read More
  • How to Install New Screen Savers in Mac OS X

    Paul Horowitz
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Adding a new screen saver to Mac OS X that you’ve obtained from a third party source isn’t as easy as it used to be, but that doesn’t mean it’s particularly complicated. Though Gatekeeper has made things slightly more challenging to improve security, you’ll find that installing any screensaver to the Mac is still pretty ... Read More
  • Advanced Mac OS X Diagnostics & Troubleshooting with sysdiagnose

    Paul Horowitz
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    Mac users who are dealing with particularly complex or troublesome issues with OS X can turn to an advanced diagnostics tool available from the command line in Mac OS X. The tool, called sysdiagnose, offers detailed technical analysis and reports of a huge variety of components of OS X and the Mac hardware, making it ... Read More
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    iThinkDifferent

  • Useful Keyboard Shortcuts and Extensions for Google Chrome

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

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

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

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

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

  • WEBINAR – How To Trade Apple Like a Machine

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

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

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

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

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

    Chita Hunter
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    There’s Been A Great Update to the Text Streaming Spritz Technology This past March I blogged about a technology that I was looking forward to seeing reach the public eye. Spritz. A text streaming technology that allows you read faster. Click here to read that post: HERE That day has arrived and here’s my latest review of the updates, which consist of a new bookmarklet to add to your web browser and a new app, ReadMe!, available in the App Store for $1.99. Website: http://www.spritzinc.com Website: http://www.readmei.com  
  • Is your iPhone or iPad Backed Up?

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

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

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

    Phyllis Evans
    24 Jun 2014 | 12:01 am
    Seems like more and more media streamer boxes are becoming available. The two biggies are the Apple TV and Roku. So, which is best for you? Depends on what you want to do with it. I’ve had an Apple TV for a couple of years now. I use it mainly for Netflix, HBO-Go and streaming video content from my iMac. I recently added a Roku Streaming Stick, since my latest TV has 3 HDMI ports. My favorite thing with the Roku? Free Italian language channels. The Apple TV is a solid performer, and if you want to stream from your Apple computer or iPad or iPhone, it’s the logical choice, but the…
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  • Taxonomy 2 update – File sorting utility for Mac

    Richard
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Moscow, Russian Federation – Vostok company today is proud to announce the release of Taxonomy 2 for Mac OS X. Taxonomy is an application for file sorting. It was specially designed to make file sorting quick and easy. The application shows the contents of the sortable folder file by file with preview and panel with storage folders. It takes nothing but to press a key to put a file to the storage folder or to delete it. And you see the next file in folder. Taxonomy version 2.0 has a number of new features, which makes file sorting more fast and easy. File arrangement options allows the…
  • Boj – Musical Mayhem acclaimed book app now available on iPhone

    Richard
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:40 am
    Brighton, United Kingdom – Box of Frogs Media are pleased to announce the iPhone release of Boj Muscial Mayhem, part of the acclaimed Boj book app series read by Jason Donovan. Boj is a free-spirited bilby – a rare bandicoot from the Australian Outback, full of creativity and messy fun! Since popping up as the new kid in Giggly Park, Boj has made a load of new buddies. Everyone loves his zest for life and adventurous spirit. The Boj series is a celebration of childhood. Boj shows us all how to loosen up, be free-thinking, creative, pro-active and resourceful – and ultimately…
  • Philly Game Studio FishPotato Games Reveals Disco Dogs: Coming in August

    Richard
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – FishPotato Games, a Philadelphia based independent game developer, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of “Disco Dogs.” This is a matching puzzle adventure game that follows four unlikely heroes – Max, Cece, S.P. and Johnny – as they try to light up the dance floor and become the ultimate disco champions. Along the way, they will encounter fun puzzles, timed challenges, blocked tiles, bombs and more as they attempt to light up the night and thwart the plans of an unknown adversary. “This is a game unlike any I’ve…
  • Jet Privilege and Magzter award flyers with 2000* JetPrivilege Miles

    Richard
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    New York, New York – The successful JetPrivilege and Magzter partnership continues to grow stronger with its newest initiative. The world’s largest and fastest growing global digital newsstand and book store, Magzter, extends its reading experience further with more benefits to Jet’s Privilege members. Subscribing to or purchasing your favorite digital magazines on Magzter for INR 2500 will fetch you a whopping 2000 JetPrivilege Miles. To sweeten the deal, 20 lucky winners chosen, will win 1500 Bonus JPMiles each. How the JP Miles will be awarded: * Double you JPMiles- Spend…
  • Readdle celebrates its 7th Birthday with up to 70% Sale

    Richard
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:25 am
    Odessa, Ukraine – Readdle, a leading iOS app developer, celebrates its 7th birthday with a huge sale. Today Readdle celebrates 7 years of providing great productivity apps for iPad and iPhone. In 2007 Readdle co-founders, pioneers in iOS app development, launched the first document reader for iPhone, one year prior to the official iTunes App Store launch. Later, in 2009 the company has revolutionized the mobile apps industry with its unique business app – Scanner Pro, creating the whole app category of document scanning with a mobile device. Readdle continues to innovate and just…
 
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  • “Peak iPad” Is Inevitable, So Dry Your Eyes

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

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

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

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

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

    Kyle Simpkins
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    Something that has been in the news lately (or at least the online news articles) is the topic of privacy on the internet with regard to how government agencies and other commercial entities are trying to keep tabs on people’s browsing habits. Complete anonymity online is nearly impossible, as you are tagged by the address assigned to you by your internet service provider (ISP). Your browser is also being tracked by where you go, what sites you visit, and this information is being logged and sent to companies that track consumer habits to better advertise to those particular consumers.
  • Automatic Car Accessory

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

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

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

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

    dsellers
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    Apple’s own CDN (content delivery network) has gone live in the U.S. and Europe, reports Seeking Alpha (http://tinyurl.com/ls3z3hg). The company is now delivering some of their own content such as new releases of Mac OS X and iOS directly to consumers. What's more, Apple has interconnect deals in place with multiple ISPs, including Comcast and others, and has paid to get direct access to their networks, says Seeking Alpha. As a result the company has more than 10x the capacity it had previously. read more
  • Kool Tools: ParaSync for iPad mini, iPad Air

    dsellers
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:18 am
    Parat Solutions's (http://www.paratsolutions.com) ParaSync for the iPad mini and iPad Air is a cable-free docking system licensed by Apple and is especially designed to charge and synchronize institutional deployments of Apple tablets. Every ParaSync dock automatically comes bundled with protective cases made of impact-resistant ABS and shock-absorbing silicone. The iPad mini case is available in two versions: standard, with the Home button exposed, or as a "Museum Case" with the Home button covered (with pinhole access) and a neck lanyard included.  read more
  • iDraw 2.4.1 adds Swift language export and support for plug-ins

    dsellers
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    Indeeo has released iDraw 2.4.1 (www.indeeo.com/idraw/), an update to the Mac graphic design and illustration application. A new Swift language export feature can be used to convert app design mockups, buttons, and icons directly into native Swift drawing code, useable in both Mac and iOS projects. Version 2.4.1 also adds the ability to create and run custom plug-in scripts. iDraw 2.4.1 is available for purchase at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/pckr9e5) for US$24.99. Version 2.4.1 is a free update for existing users who purchased previous versions of iDraw on the Mac App Store.
  • Fireebok Studio floats out iCloud Extractor for the Mac

    dsellers
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Fireebok Studio has released iCloud Extractor 1.0.0, a Mac application that allows users to download and extract their photos, videos, contacts, call history, notes, calendar events and reminders, as well as bookmarks from the iCloud backup file. read more
  • Adobe announces Lightroom 5.6 and Camera Raw 8.6

    dsellers
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    Adobe has announced the availability of Lightroom 5.6 and Camera Raw 8.6 as final releases on both Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6. This release corrects issues reported in earlier versions of Lightroom 5 and Camera Raw 8. In addition, raw file format support is added for three new cameras: the Nikon D810, Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4 and Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000.   read more
 
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  • Morning Report: iWatch Predictions Cut Short, Modbook Pro X, Printworks

    J.R. Bookwalter
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Have your heart set on an iWatch later this year? Analysts have been keeping a close eye on Apple's supply chain lately, and it seems production issues may keep the wearable from shipping in significant numbers before the end of the year. Elsewhere on the web, you can now convert a MacBook Pro into a tablet, and a new desktop publishing application hits the Mac App Store in today's Morning Report.Analyst: Apple May Only Ship 3M iWatches This YearAppleInsider reported Thursday the "well-connected" analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is backing off earlier claims of a massive iWatch launch later this year. In…
  • Apple's Content Delivery System Reportedly Live for OS X; Faster Downloads Expected

    Leif Johnson
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:17 pm
    The next time you download an Apple software update for OS X, expect it to run a little more smoothly. As Ars Technica reports, segments of Apple's long-awaited content delivery system are apparently live at last in the U.S. and Europe, and the new service will allow the Cupertino company to delivery content updates and related downloads more easily.Apple hasn't released any official statements yet, but analyst Dan Rayburn of the firm Frost and Sullivan found evidence of it by studying trace routes for OS X. Some of the routes now allow 10x Apple's former capacity with Comcast, thus allowing…
  • Apple Stores to Start Replacing Broken iPhone 5s Displays on Site

    Leif Johnson
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Apple users have long waited for the day when the Cupertino company would start providing iPhone 5s screen replacements inside its retail stores, and according to 9to5Mac, that day is Monday. Unfortunately, as with so many things from the folks in Cupertino, it won't come cheap.But at least it's cheaper. The whole initiative reportedly marks another step in Apple's ongoing quest to reduce repair costs, and the shift to repairing the screen in-house will drop the fee down to $150 (if you don't have AppleCare). In the past, you'd have to pay $229, send the device to an off-site repair center,…
  • New iOS Games This Week: July 31, 2014

    Andrew Hayward
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:28 pm
  • Deals: Make Your Mobile Presence Felt with the Lifetime Moably Pro Plan

    MacLife Staff
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]More and more traffic on the web is coming from mobile devices. The last thing you want potential fans or customers to see when they look up your site on their smartphone is an unnavigable and unoptimized mess. Make sure they have something to smile about by getting the lifetime Moably Pro plan. It's on sale in our latest Deal.Making your website mobile friendly doesn't have to be complicated or require hours of coding. All you need is Moably Pro. This web application allows anyone to create their very own mobile website with…
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  • Cording Cutting Hits European Pay TV

    the rocr
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    Cord cutting is definitely a thing and not just on this side of the pond. New data covering European pay TV shows that cable and satellite subscriptions are on the decline and that is a good thing™. A fresh IHS Technology ... The post Cording Cutting Hits European Pay TV appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • 2014 iMac Update: Still More Coming?

    the rocr
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
    Disappointed with Apple’s initial 2014 iMac makeover? You are not alone. However, if this latest rumor comes true, Apple isn’t done tweaking its all-in-one desktop computer line — here’s hoping there’s more meat on the table this time around. On June ... The post 2014 iMac Update: Still More Coming? appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Freeway 7 Adds Media, CSS, Meta Actions, OS X Yosemite Ready

    the rocr
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    OS X Mavericks was relatively disruptive vis-a-vis third party apps. OS X Yosemite? Not so much. That said, Softpress Freeway 7 is here and, among other new features, it’s Yosemite ready. • Freeway 7 (free trial) — Added support for media ... The post Freeway 7 Adds Media, CSS, Meta Actions, OS X Yosemite Ready appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Mid 2014 Mac mini: Coming Soon?

    the rocr
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Apple last updated its entry-level headless desktop Mac in October 2012. Needless to say, an update is overdue. However, given that the middle of the year won’t last forever, you have got to wonder when Apple plans to release the ... The post Mid 2014 Mac mini: Coming Soon? appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Refurbished MacBook Pro Now from $929

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    bjokib
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    Hi there, All about Apple was moved a few years ago to another domain. It is hosted here now: http://bjokib.com I have some plans for this site but time is not something that is easy to come by. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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  • Apple in Talk with Swell - Spotify Style Streaming App

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:04 pm
    It is believed that Apple is in talks to buy Swell, a Spotify style streaming app for talk radio in a $30 million deal to stir up traditional broadcasting. Swell, whose headquarters is in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s Mid 2014 Mac Mini to Support Documents

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Apple has added another unannounced reference to mid-2014 Mac mini in order to support documents with regards to Boot Camp drivers as well as software for Windows compatibility suggesting that the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Yelp’s Amazing Features – An Update to its iOS

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:41 am
    Recently, Yelp has come up with an update to its iOSapp which would now enable users in uploading short video clip of duration of 12 seconds long together with written reviews and pictures. Yelp has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s MacBook Pro with 16 GB RAM

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

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Apple’s first public beta of its forthcoming OS X 10.10 software update known as Yosemite will be available for download on July 24th this year for testing in advance of its schedule release till... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • FOM Podcast Episode 4 is Available for Download | FOM

    FriendsofMac
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    Friends of Mac Episode 4 is now available for download: iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-of-mac/id891972073?mt=2 or Podomatic http://friendsofmac.podomatic.com/entry/2014-07-06T18_10_47-07_00
  • Share the gift of Podcast!!! | FOM

    FriendsofMac
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    If you love our podcast, share it!!! On iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-of-mac/id891972073?mt=2 On PodOMatic: http://www.podomatic.com/profile/brunnecc?public=1 Thanks, Chris
  • The Secrets of Emoji on iOS Revealed | OverBidMe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Anup Kayastha
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    Apple’s official iPad Air cases Just the day after all-new iPad Air release, case makers are already making iPad Air cases available to purchase. The new iPad Air is features improved processing power, improved hardware and is as light as one pound. There’s already dozens of cases for iPad Air in the market, it’s quite hard to find the case that has all the features you want. So, we decided to list the best iPad Air cases that are loved by the users most. Have an iPhone 5? Here’s 50 cool iPhone 5 cases. In addition to Apple Smart Cover for iPad Air (costs $79), here we…
  • A Look at the new iOS8 and Expected Features in iPhones & iPads

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

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

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

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