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  • 8 Tips to Help Your Mac Run More Efficiently

    Apple Gazette
    Kraig Becker
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Today’s Macintosh computers are unquestionably the very best that Apple has ever made, combining elegant design with impressive technology under the hood. When paired with the latest version of OS X, a Mac is not only easy to use, but extremely powerful and productive too. But from time to time, even the best computers can become slow and unresponsive. Here are 8 tips for helping your Mac run more efficiently.  Restarting It may seem like a no-brainer, but restarting your computer on a regular basis can do wonders for how well it performs. Sure, the modern Mac hardware and operating…
  • iOS 8.2 Could See Public Release Next Week, Two More Betas of iOS 8.3 to Come

    MacBlogz
    Juli Clover
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:23 am
    Apple may be planning to release iOS 8.2 to the public as early as next Monday, reports BGR. iOS 8.2 has been in testing since November and notably contains support for the Apple Watch. The March release date has been rumored for several weeks now, but earlier information pointed towards a launch a bit later in the month, possibly during the second week of March. A Monday, March 2 release date for iOS 8.2 would mean the software would be released to consumers a full week ahead of Apple's scheduled March 9 "Spring Forward" media event, where the company is expected to divulge additional…
  • Hands On: Magnifico (iOS)

    MacNN
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:55 am
    When boardgames make the leap from physical to digital, there's often a lot of anticipation about how well they'll translate from one medium to the next. There's something lost between the physical world and the digital, but the convenience of carrying a game wherever you wish to play without lengthy setup times is often enough of an advantage. Games like Small World have seen considerable success when making the leap to digital, proving that they can provide tons of fun if they are done well. We took a look at Magnifico, by Slitherine, a digital adaptation of a board game of the same…
  • A-Shirt launches with Apple-inspired t-shirts

    MacTech News
    dsellers
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Following a successful launch on the French speaking market, A-Shirt (https://a-shirt.club/) is launching in the English speaking market and is inviting all Apple fans to join the club, which specializes in Apple inspired t-shirts. "Following the successful launch in the French speaking market last December, we are happy to invite all Apple addicts out there to join the A-Shirt Club," says co-founder Cyril Pavillard. "Its aim is to unite Apple fans from around the world on one platform and allow them to show their love for Apple products in a unique, sleek and stylish way." read more
  • This 3-in-1 Laptop Stand Will Change the Way You Work

    Apple Gazette
    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    As handy as laptops are, being on one constantly does bring about health problems over time. I’m probably preaching to the choir here, but I’ve recently had problems with my left pinkie of all things! I never really thought that the reason could be that I always worked from the sofa, so the position of the laptop was not really ideal. A month or so ago, when I could barely bear the pain, I decided to use a table. Lo and behold, the pain is practically gone! What has this got to do with a 3-in-1 laptop stand? Everything, actually, but here are a couple of essential considerations.
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    MacNN

  • Hands On: AG Drive (iOS)

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Fittingly enough for a racing game, let's get this out front: AG Drive ($4) is a Wipeout clone. That isn't a strike against it – the developer admits it, the Wipeout series has plenty of fans, and many worthy titles have followed the same template. But a game can hew close to that template or build a unique identity, and execution, ultimately, is everything....
  • Forums: trouble pasting text into mail, cleaning App cookies and more

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:58 am
    Recently one Fresh-Faced Recruit turned to the MacNN forums looking for help figuring out why they were having trouble pasting text into Mail. A solution has yet to be found. A discussion about how to clear out cookies that are generated by iPhone Apps is under way in the thread titled "cleaning iPhone App cookies" that was started last week....
  • Apple deals: retina MacBook Pros from $999

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:57 am
    At Apple's online store today, take advantage of discounts on refurbished MacBook Pro models that start as low as $999 for the 13.3-inch Retina MacBook Pro with a 2.4GHz processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage. A $290 discount is offered on the refurbished 13.3-inch Retina MacBook Pro with a 2.6GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of flash storage, now $1,409....
  • Hands On: Magnifico (iOS)

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:55 am
    When boardgames make the leap from physical to digital, there's often a lot of anticipation about how well they'll translate from one medium to the next. There's something lost between the physical world and the digital, but the convenience of carrying a game wherever you wish to play without lengthy setup times is often enough of an advantage. Games like Small World have seen considerable success when making the leap to digital, proving that they can provide tons of fun if they are done well. We took a look at Magnifico, by Slitherine, a digital adaptation of a board game of the same…
  • Apple may release iOS 8.2 as early as Monday, report claims

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:38 am
    Ending an unusual scenario where two iOS betas were being tested by developers simultaneously, a new report suggests that iOS 8.2 is likely to be released next week, possibly as early as Monday. Apple has been testing both iOS 8.2 and the forthcoming iOS 8.3, the latter of which is now on its own second beta version. While Apple released a total of five betas for iOS 8.2, the same report claims that iOS 8.3 will only have a maximum of four betas....
 
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    Office Blogs

  • Next on Modern Workplace—cybersecurity

    Office 365 Team
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    The number of detected cyberattacks in 2014 almost doubled from the year before, leaving many organizations with significant financial losses and elevating cybersecurity from a server room issue to a boardroom issue. With ever-evolving cyber threats, businesses need to know how to develop strategies to address their vulnerabilities and keep their data accessible, yet safe, in today’s digital world. Register now to watch Modern Workplace live on March 3rd and hear directly from cybersecurity experts about what you can do to protect your organization from a hacker’s touch. Plus, find out…
  • Office Mix, e-Learning and SCORM

    PowerPoint Team
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Office Mix was originally created to help educators implement new teaching methods, using the simplicity of PowerPoint. Today, we’re proud to announce that Office Mix brings the same benefits to the professional e-Learning community, with support for SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model), the industry standard for packaging of digital learning content. Superpowers for PowerPoint Office Mix enables you to create interactive online videos using PowerPoint. With Office Mix, you can use PowerPoint to record audio or video using a webcam and microphone, and add digital ink to your…
  • OneNote for Teachers interactive guides now translated for global classrooms

    OneNote Team
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    In case you haven’t visited OneNoteforTeachers.com yet, we encourage you to do so and see how this new site, developed exclusively for educators, is helping new OneNote users become “OneNote Ninjas” without any cost to them or their school—in about an hour. Since launching this training-focused website, we have heard feedback from global educators about the need to have the guides in their own native language. So due to popular demand from our worldwide teachers, we have now translated the 10 interactive guides on found on OneNoteForTeachers.com into 5 common languages: Spanish,…
  • Catching a comet with Excel Power Map

    Excel Team
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Thomas Nhan, program manager on the Excel team. The recent news that the Rosetta spacecraft made the closest approach ever to the Comet 67P/Churymov-Gerasimenko  (Comet 67P), inspired the Excel Power Map team. Rosetta was launched on March 2, 2004 to reach Comet 67P by following the Comet’s path from the outer edge back to Sun. And although Power Map is widely used to map Earth-bound geographical data, we used the custom map feature to plot the trajectory of Earth, Mars, Comet 67P and Rosetta, by visualizing their paths through time (well, since 2004). And…
  • Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 035 on OneDrive consumer APIs with Ryan Gregg

    Office Dev
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    In this episode Jeremy Thake talks to Ryan Gregg about the new announcements around the OneDrive Consumer API. http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP35.mp3 Download the podcast.  Weekly updates New C# support in API Sandbox Office 365 Discovery Service Sample with Cache implementation Developing Native iOS Apps using the Office 365 SDK for iOS by Richard DiRezega Opening a document with Office Mobile from your own application by Stephane Cordonnier  Show notes Blog post about the news Get started at the OneDrive Developer Center aka.ms/onedriveapi Try out the…
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    TidBITS

  • Apple Opens iWork Web-only Access to All

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Everyone, even those who don’t own an Apple device, can now get free access to the Web version of Apple’s iWork apps — Pages, Numbers, and Keynote — along with 1 GB of iCloud storage. 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…
  • Net Neutrality Passes, Eliminating Broadband Restrictions

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:57 am
    The FCC has voted in favor of Title II net neutrality regulations and to overturn some state municipal broadband restrictions. But we don’t yet know exactly what was voted for. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
  • Keeping Up with the Snoops 8: Snoop Harder

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:13 am
    Just when he thought it was over, Josh Centers is pulled back into the spy game, giving you the latest on the Patriot Act’s renewal, hard drive malware, SIM card encryption key theft, and how to find out if you’re being watched. 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…
  • External Link: Google Teaming Up with Carriers on Payments

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Google has agreed to a deal with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon that will make Google Wallet more competitive with Apple Pay. All three carriers will pre-install the Wallet app on Android phones, and Google will gain intellectual property from the carrier-owned payment service Softcard. Google beat Apple to mobile payments by several years, but in many cases, the carriers prevented Google Wallet from accessing the NFC chip in Android phones. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support…
  • How Much Gold Will the Apple Watch Edition Consume?

    24 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
    If rumored production numbers of the Apple Watch Edition are true, Apple may be about to make a bigger dent in the universe than anyone could have ever anticipated. Or maybe the numbers are a tad high. 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…
 
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    TUAW

  • So long, and thanks for all the fish

    Steven Sande
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:55 pm
    As you may have heard, TUAW is being archived by its parent company AOL. The 10+ years of content that our talented team of writers and editors have crafted are due be folded into our sister site Engadget, where you'll be able to check out the archiv...
  • There's magic everywhere

    Victor Agreda Jr
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The past couple of articles I've written about Apple may paint the company in a negative light. One might misinterpret those posts as saying "Apple is doomed." I think given profitability, cash on hand and product pipeline, that is a ridiculous state...
  • Realmac's Typed.com Indiegogo campaign: Building a sustainable blogging service

    Steven Sande
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Back in the early days of December 2014, TUAW ran a review of Typed (US$19.99), a very minimalist blogging app for OS X from Realmac Software that works with a number of blogging platforms including WordPress and Blogger. Now the company has launched...
  • The end of an era

    Michael Jones
    3 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    The news that TUAW is being shut down came as quite a shock to me, having missed some of the rumors floating around the Internet about AOL's possible plans. Those of you who pay attention to author's bylines on posts will probably notice that I ha...
  • Mac 101: Option-select those columns

    Michael Rose
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    It's fitting that this is my last Mac 101 tip for TUAW, because it's one of the first "whoa, how did you do that?" tricks I learned as a desktop publishing newbie way, way back in the day. Like, Word and PageMaker on System 5, 1988-vintage back in th...
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    MacRumors

  • iOS 8.2 Could See Public Release Next Week, Two More Betas of iOS 8.3 to Come

    Juli Clover
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:23 am
    Apple may be planning to release iOS 8.2 to the public as early as next Monday, reports BGR. iOS 8.2 has been in testing since November and notably contains support for the Apple Watch. The March release date has been rumored for several weeks now, but earlier information pointed towards a launch a bit later in the month, possibly during the second week of March. A Monday, March 2 release date for iOS 8.2 would mean the software would be released to consumers a full week ahead of Apple's scheduled March 9 "Spring Forward" media event, where the company is expected to divulge additional…
  • Tim Cook in London to Talk Apple Watch and Visit Covent Garden Retail Store

    Joe Rossignol
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:17 am
    Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday made an unannounced visit to the iconic Apple Store in Covent Garden, a popular shopping and tourist location in London, according to The Telegraph. The chief executive also sat down for an interview with the British publication to discuss the Apple Watch, providing a few more interesting details about the device ahead of Apple's highly-anticipated "Spring Forward" media event on March 9. Cook claimed that the Apple Watch will have several features that go beyond timekeeping and health and fitness, such as the ability to replace large car key fobs that come with…
  • Apple Faces Ericsson Lawsuit After Refusing Licensing Deal

    Joe Rossignol
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:52 am
    Apple faces further legal action from Ericsson this week after refusing to accept a licensing deal for its patented LTE technologies, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Swedish networking company on Friday said it is suing Apple for infringing 41 wireless-related patents that it believes are critical to the functionality of products such as the iPhone and iPad.“By refusing Ericsson’s fair and reasonable licensing offer for patented technology used in Apple smartphones and tablets, Apple harms the entire market and reduces the incentive to share innovation,” the company said in a…
  • 'Click' Aims to Introduce Apple Watch Band Adapter in Upcoming Crowdfunding Campaign

    Juli Clover
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Ahead of the Apple Watch's launch, accessory makers are already hoping to create solutions that will allow the device to be used with a wide array of existing watch bands. Click, for example, is an upcoming watchband adapter that will slide into the band slots of the Apple Watch, allowing the Apple Watch casing to be used with any existing 24mm watchband. According to Click's creators, the adapter is a spring bar that will attach to a watchband, which will then fit into the Apple Watch's grooves, much like one of Apple's own watch bands. It appears to use the pin that comes with an existing…
  • FCC Votes in Favor of Net Neutrality Rules, Classifies Broadband Service as a Utility

    Joe Rossignol
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted in favor by a 3-to-2 decision to enforce net neutrality rules that it claims will help protect freedom of expression and innovation on the Internet, reports Ars Technica. The FCC ruling classifies broadband service as a utility and prevents Internet providers from blocking or throttling traffic or offering prioritized service through so-called Internet "fast lanes" for payment."The Internet is the most powerful and pervasive platform on the planet. It is simply too important to be left without rules and without a referee on the…
 
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    Macworld

  • White House privacy proposal aims to give you control over your data

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:48 pm
    U.S. businesses that collect personal data would be required to describe their privacy and security practices and give consumers control over their personal information under a proposed privacy bill of rights released Friday by President Barack Obama’s administration.The proposal would also require companies and nonprofit groups to collect and retain only the personal data they need to operate.However, the proposal allows industry groups to submit their own codes of conduct to the Federal Trade Commission and shields companies that follow those codes from FTC enforcement actions.To read…
  • The Week in iOS Apps: Vine and YouTube launch apps for kids

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Vine and YouTube launch apps for kidsThis week’s roundup includes two new video apps for children, plus a couple of new offerings more suited to adults. And if you’re somewhere in between, that’s OK! We’ve got stuff for you too.After DarkThe free After Dark app is, uh, for adults only, prepared to captalize on the whole “50 Shades of Grey” craze. “After Dark offers an adult reading experience curated for fans of romance and erotica, with thousands of free eBooks for all passions and persuasions.” Not the sort of thing we’d feature, but it’s getting lots of mainstream media…
  • Apple Watch will start your car one day, Tim Cook says

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:33 am
    While we count down the days until the Apple Watch is (presumably) revealed at Apple’s “Spring forward” event March 9, more details about the much-anticipated wearable continue to dribble out. For instance, the smartwatch was designed to be able to replace your car keys—though it’s unlikely that functionality will be turned on at launch. Apple CEO Tim Cook told The Telegraph that when it ships, Apple Watch will let you filter messages, give you credits for meeting exercise goals, and accompany you in the shower. Cook also said the battery life will last all day and will take less…
  • The FCC's net neutrality rules: 5 things you need to know

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:18 am
    The FCC voted in favor of net neutrality on Thursday, but what does it all mean?
  • Swiss luxury watchmakers reveal the horological smartwatch, a direct response to gadgety wearable crap

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:24 am
    The Apple Watch may emerge in a cloud of narcotic pixie dust on March 9, but the Swiss watch industry has some fancy new tricks of its own. At a chi-chi Thursday launch event, a trio of unbearably urbane manufacturers revealed MMT (Manufacture Modules Technologies), a platform that will power what the Swiss call “horological smartwatches”—beautiful, analog-display timepieces loaded with the same activity-tracking features offered by the Jawbone UP.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    MacTech News

  • Wordaux is new data mining app for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    Mac-Chi has released Wordaux 1.0 (http://www.wordaux.com), a data extraction tool for Mac OS X with integrated one-click user actions. The app recognizes selected text, Clipboard, files, and webpages as data sources. From these sources it extracts seven data types for names, email addresses, phone numbers, postal addresses, urls, dates, and a user supplied custom regex. Designed to empower Mac users to leverage data as they encounter it, Wordaux can be used by sales executives, students doing research, or just the generally curious. read more
  • RealVNC releases Mac compatible VNC product

    dsellers
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:43 am
    RealVNC (www.realvnc.com) has released its flagship VNC product for the Raspberry Pi, enabling users to connect to their Pi from any Mac, Windows, or Linux computer. Once VNC has been downloaded to the Pi users can apply a free license or, for an enhanced set of features, a personal or enterprise license. Raspberry Pi users will also be able to connect to their Pi from an iPad, iPhone, Android or Chrome device by downloading RealVNC’s free VNC Viewer app, which is available in the Apple App Store, Google Play or the Chrome web store. read more
  • QuartzCode 1.2 for OS X adds unified timeline panel, improved masking

    dsellers
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:19 am
    Wan Ahmad Lutfi has released QuartzCode 1.2, an update to his code generation tool for Mac OS X. It's a lightweight animation tool that turns vector drawing and animation into Objective C and Swift code, bridging the gap between developer, designer and animator. Version 1.2 introduces a new unified timeline panel, which now show animations from all layers, instead of only one layer. read more
  • A-Shirt launches with Apple-inspired t-shirts

    dsellers
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Following a successful launch on the French speaking market, A-Shirt (https://a-shirt.club/) is launching in the English speaking market and is inviting all Apple fans to join the club, which specializes in Apple inspired t-shirts. "Following the successful launch in the French speaking market last December, we are happy to invite all Apple addicts out there to join the A-Shirt Club," says co-founder Cyril Pavillard. "Its aim is to unite Apple fans from around the world on one platform and allow them to show their love for Apple products in a unique, sleek and stylish way." read more
  • A Druid's Duel for OS X launches on Steam

    dsellers
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Surprise Attack Games and ThoughtShelter Games have announced that A Druid's Duel is now available on Steam ( http://store.steampowered.com/app/333970/) for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux systems. It's being offered at 20% off for a limited time: US$7.99 instead of the $9.99. Here's how the game is described: "Welcome to the Realm of Six Seasons, where the predictable cycle of nature's seasons has turned constantly since time began. But now, something is wrong. Something (or someone) is tampering with the precious Seasons, making a complete mess of the Realm. read more
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    Touch Arcade

  • 'Badland' Update #23 Brings New Co-Op Levels, Achievements, and Missions

    Carter Dotson
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:32 pm
    The Badland [$3.99] update train keeps rolling along! Update #23 for the hit platformer is out now, and it brings the levels added to the Daydream level pack earlier to the game's co-op mode, so up to four players can go through those levels together. While those levels were free at one point in time, they can now be had for $0.99, along with the Doomsday level pack. Even if you've already played the levels, you can now collect 4 new achievements and play 30 new missions in the game. Badland has been regularly updated since its initial release, and there's nothing to suggest that more content…
  • Original 'Final Fantasy' Receives Minor Bug Fix Update that Hit the Japanese Version Earlier this Month

    Jared Nelson
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:41 pm
    A few weeks back, our crack Japan-based reporter Shaun Musgrave wrote about a new update for the iOS version of the original Final Fantasy [$8.99]. It was the first update to the game in more than two years. While the game didn't receive true widescreen support, it did get some lovely border art to fill in the dreaded "black bars" when playing the game on any of the widescreen iPhone devices. Similarly, the previous iPhone-only version of the game became Universal, though its scaling was a bit weird on iPad devices. Strangely, some of the long-standing bugs in the game didn't get fixed with…
  • PopCap Updates 'Plants vs. Zombies 2' and 'Peggle Blast' with New Levels and Characters

    Carter Dotson
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    EA and PopCap have just put out a couple of updates for their free-to-play offerings on iOS, Plants vs. Zombies 2 [Free] and Peggle Blast [Free]. PvZ2 has a new level pack with Frostbite Caves Part 2. Here, you play more of the icy levels introduced in part 1, with 16 new levels in total in the new pack. 3 new plants are available, with several new enemies to fight, including Dr. Zomboss and his Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC, which would also be a sweet band name. As well, you have a new endless Icebound Battleground to play, and a Luck O' The Zombie event to enjoy March 10th-19th. Peggle Blast…
  • Baseball Simulator 'MLB Manager 2015' Coming Next Month, 'iOOTP Baseball 2014' Currently Free

    Carter Dotson
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:18 pm
    The iOOTP series of baseball simulators goes legit in March as the franchise gets its MLB license with MLB Manager 2015, featuring real players along with the actual MLB franchises that they're on. Out of the Park Developments has released the first details and screenshots of the game. They show a similar interface as previous versions, but there's new features inbound. The game will launch with each team's 40-man roster with 20-25 of their prospects, with an update down the road that will include official Opening Day rosters. You can shop players to other teams to help find trades, simulate…
  • Get on Board the 'Downwell' Hype Train!

    Carter Dotson
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:15 am
    Japanese developer Moppin is working on a game called Downwell, which is about controlling a little fellow with gun boots, as he fights off enemies, collects that sweet, sweet treasure, spending it at the occasional shops that pop up. Sure, that all sounds neat, but you need to see this game in motion, because it looks utterly fantastic, with a black, white, and red color scheme, and animation feedback that makes me want to play this game right stinking now. pewboom pewboom boom! pic.twitter.com/8sQcCGnZvA — moppin (@moppin_) December 29, 2014 Also, you need to check out the new site…
 
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Apple invites us to “spring forward” at its March 9 event

    Andrew Cunningham
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:16 am
    Apple will be hosting an event on March 9 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts theater in San Francisco. The invitation invites attendees to "spring forward," and given the reference to the beginning of Daylight Saving Time on March 8 and the proximity to April, it's a fair bet that the event will involve the Apple Watch. Expect to hear final details about the Apple Watch, including more about its software, its battery life, and pricing for more models and bands. Apple often announces more than one product at these events, so some new Broadwell Macs could also be fair game. The event…
  • Company with no product wins $533M verdict vs. Apple, says it’s no “patent troll”

    Joe Mullin
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Smartflash LLC is a company that operates out of a tiny office suite in Tyler, Texas. It has no employees or products and no assets except for a handful of patents—but it may be getting a whole lot of cash. A jury verdict (PDF) that came out late yesterday orders Apple to pay the company $533 million for infringing three of its patents. The company is no "patent troll," its lawyer insisted in e-mail and telephone discussions with Ars. He says that term doesn't apply because the company is part-owned by founder Patrick Racz, who's the named inventor on the three patents found to be…
  • Pointer Events finalized, but Apple’s lack of support still a deal breaker

    Peter Bright
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:55 pm
    The Pointer Events specification, an API for Web developers to handle touch, mouse, and pen inputs in Web applications, has been published as a Recommendation by the World Wide Web Consortium. This is the Web standards group's final, mutually agreed on version of the spec. Pointer Events was first proposed by Microsoft as an alternative to another specification, Touch Events. Touch Events was born from Apple's initial work to touch-enable Safari on the iPhone. W3C moved to standardize it without Apple's involvement, and at one point during Touch Events' development, it looked as if the spec…
  • OS X 10.10.3 and iOS 8.3 betas point toward better emoji diversity [Updated]

    Andrew Cunningham
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Update (2/23/2015): New beta releases of OS X 10.10.3 and iOS 8.3 have filled in previously empty placeholder icons with new emoji, as seen above. Faces and body parts that were previously light-skinned are now a Simpsons-esque shade of yellow by default, but if you keep your finger on the screen the emoji picker will offer up five different skin tones for you to choose from. Original story: Photos for OS X is the biggest change introduced in the first beta build of OS X 10.10.3, but the folks at MacRumors have discovered another: preliminary support for better diversity in emoji. The…
  • After iPad initiative failure, school supe says LA can’t buy computers for all

    Megan Geuss
    21 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Speaking to a group of reporters on Friday, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) superintendent Ramon C. Cortines said that the city can't afford to buy a computer for every student. The statement comes after intense controversy over a $1.3 billion initiative launched by Cortines' predecessor, former superintendent John Deasy, in which every student was supposed to be given an iPad loaded with content from educational publisher Pearson. "I don’t believe we can afford a device for every student,” Cortines told the Los Angeles Times, “Education shouldn’t become the gimmick of…
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    Digg

  • ​Why You Won't Be Able To Buy An Apple Car

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Apple probably isn't getting into the car business. At least not in the way we know it today. It's getting into the mobility business, where you dial up a ride on your smartphone, Uber-style, get to where you're going and move on with your life.
  • Google And Apple Fight For The Car Dashboard

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:38 pm
    In the coming months, dealerships around the country will begin selling vehicles capable of running Android- and Apple -compatible dashboard systems.
  • Tesla, Google, Apple : Is Silicon Valley The Future Of The US Car?

    23 Feb 2015 | 4:22 am
    Apple remains silent on the project, but the reports were partially backed up by a lawsuit filed against the tech giant.
  • Apple Wants To Start Producing Cars As Soon As 2020

    19 Feb 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Apple , which has been working secretly on a car, is pushing its team to begin production of an electric vehicle as early as 2020, people with knowledge of the matter said.
  • How Apple Reinvented Premium

    18 Feb 2015 | 9:18 pm
    By definition, Apple products are premium because they cost more. But what needs to be recognized is that Apple has reinvented what premium means, and this reinvention is as profound as the innovation of the products they sell.
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    MacStories

  • Vesper for iPad

    Federico Viticci
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    When I reviewed the original Vesper in June 2013, I noted how the lack of sync and an iPad app were problematic for my workflow. Vesper was an elegant and fast note-taking app that combined images and text; finding this combination in a lightweight utility can still be surprisingly difficult today. I started following the development of Vesper 2.0 with sync, and today the app has been updated with full support for iPad and iPhone landscape mode. I've been testing this new version of Vesper, and I've found myself using it a lot more thanks to its native iPad version (big surprise, I'm sure).
  • Connected: The Color of Myke’s Eyes

    Federico Viticci
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:55 pm
    This week, the boys discuss the iOS setup process and the possibly-confusing nature of the Apple Watch’s multiple variations before Stephen and Federico share their thoughts on the iPhone 6 Plus. This week's Connected has some of my early thoughts about the iPhone 6 Plus I'm trying (plus the usual follow-up and news commentary goodness). You can listen to the episode here. Sponsored by: Warby Parker: Glasses should not cost as much as an iPhone. Sanebox: Clean up your inbox and spend less time on email. Harry's: An exceptional shave at a fraction of the price. Use code CONNECTED for $5…
  • Virtual: Alto’s Adventure, with Ryan Cash

    Federico Viticci
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:37 pm
    This week Federico and Myke get excited for some upcoming game releases, and speak with Ryan Cash, from Snowman, about their game 'Alto's Adventure'. On this week's episode of Virtual, we interview Ryan Cash of Snowman about the excellent Alto's Adventure (my review) – the making of the game from concept to early demos, pricing, player feedback, and more. You can listen to the episode here. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Build it Beautiful. Use code INSERTCOIN for 10% off ∞ Read this on MacStories
  • Tapbots Relaunches Website, Working on Tweetbot 4.0 for iOS

    Federico Viticci
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:28 pm
    The fine folks at Tapbots have relaunched their website today, focusing on the apps they're currently selling on the App Store as well as details on upcoming updates. From their blog post: Welcome to the new tapbots.com! We hope this long overdue refresh is a better place to stay up to date with our apps. Our goal this year is to not only ship updates on a more regular basis, but also provide more insight into what we are currently working on. So lets get on to the important bits of information. With the refresh, Tapbots has pulled Convertbot from the App Store (its core functionality is…
  • Apple to Live Stream March 9 Event

    Federico Viticci
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    With an update on their website, Apple has confirmed that they will offer a live stream of the March 9 event, rumored to focus on Apple Watch. Join us on March 9 at 10 a.m. PDT for our special event. Watch the live video and follow every moment on apple.com/live. In November, Apple released WatchKit, a set of developer tools to allow developers to make apps for the Watch, which will be bundled inside iOS software on the App Store. Apple is expected to show off Watch apps from launch partners at the March 9 event. This wouldn't be the first time Apple has live streamed an Apple Watch…
 
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  • Apple files for new “QuickBoard” trademark in Europe and China

    MacDailyNews
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:25 pm
    “Today the Trademark Offices in both Europe and China have published Apple’s new trademark filing for ‘QuickBoard,'” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “Did Apple acquire QuickBoard the keyboard app (now called Kuaiboard – see the video below)?” Purcher wonders. “Did they acquire the app called QuickBoard which is a paste board management application?” Purcher asks, “Or is Apple’s new trademark being reserved for something completely new for Apple Watch?” Read more in the full article here. Tagged: Apple, QuickBoard,…
  • How mighty Apple lost $533 million to an 8th-grade dropout patent troll

    MacDailyNews
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Earlier this week Apple Inc. “was ordered to pay $532.9 million to Smartflash LLC for willful infringement of three U.S. patents,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune. “You don’t have to love the U.S. patent system or non-practicing entities (A.K.A. patent trolls) to wonder: How the hell did Apple lose this case?” P.E.D. reports. “I wasn’t able to reach Apple’s attorneys, but I did have a chat with Brad Caldwell, the Dallas-based patent infringement specialist who represented Smartflash. He tells a curious story.” “Apple, he says,…
  • Tim Cook shouldn’t be telling people what the Apple Watch can do

    MacDailyNews
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:26 pm
    “Allister Heath’s account Friday in the Telegraph of Tim Cook’s visit to an Apple Store in London reminds me of the free advice Above Avalon’s Neil Cybart gave last month about how to sell the Apple Watch,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt writes for Fortune. This will be just like the iPhone: people wanted it and bought for a particular reason, perhaps for browsing, but then found out that they loved it for all sorts of other reasons. – Apple CEO Tim Cook “People are overthinking it, he says. This talk about monitoring heart rates or opening car doors — two things Cook…
  • Apple’s music streaming secret weapon: Genius

    MacDailyNews
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:01 pm
    “I was out taking a walk this afternoon. I had my iPhone, and my headphones, and I was listening to music. When I do this, I listen to music in different ways, depending on my mood. Sometimes I pick an album and listen to it in order. Sometimes I shuffle all my songs,” Kirk McElhearn writes for Kirkville. “And sometimes, like today, I shuffle songs until I find one I like, then I create a Genius playlist from it and listen to that.” “Apple’s Genius examines the music in your iTunes library and compares it with the libraries of others to create playlists of…
  • On heels of $532.9 million verdict, Apple hit with second lawsuit from Smartflash

    MacDailyNews
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:28 pm
    “Fresh off a $532.9 million jury win against Apple Inc., a Texas company is again suing the tech giant, this time over the same patents’ use in devices introduced after the original case was underway,” Andrew Chung reports for Reuters. “Smartflash LLC aims to make Apple pay for using the patent licensing firm’s technology without permission in devices not be included in the previous case, such as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and the iPad Air 2,” Chung reports. “The trial covered older Apple devices.” “The new complaint was filed on Wednesday…
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  • 8 Tips to Help Your Mac Run More Efficiently

    Kraig Becker
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Today’s Macintosh computers are unquestionably the very best that Apple has ever made, combining elegant design with impressive technology under the hood. When paired with the latest version of OS X, a Mac is not only easy to use, but extremely powerful and productive too. But from time to time, even the best computers can become slow and unresponsive. Here are 8 tips for helping your Mac run more efficiently.  Restarting It may seem like a no-brainer, but restarting your computer on a regular basis can do wonders for how well it performs. Sure, the modern Mac hardware and operating…
  • This 3-in-1 Laptop Stand Will Change the Way You Work

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    As handy as laptops are, being on one constantly does bring about health problems over time. I’m probably preaching to the choir here, but I’ve recently had problems with my left pinkie of all things! I never really thought that the reason could be that I always worked from the sofa, so the position of the laptop was not really ideal. A month or so ago, when I could barely bear the pain, I decided to use a table. Lo and behold, the pain is practically gone! What has this got to do with a 3-in-1 laptop stand? Everything, actually, but here are a couple of essential considerations.
  • What Happens When You Torch an iPhone 6

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Some people really have way too much time on their hands, not to mention money. I guess unless they’re doing these ridiculous things for a living and/or have sponsors who pay for their shenanigans. Remember the dude who boiled an iPhone in Coke?  He’s back. This time with an acetylene torch. You know, that thing they use to cut metal and tough materials… If you’ve seen that post, then you know where this is going. If not, read about the iPhone boiled in Coke. TechRax, the guy behind these iPhone stunts took it upon himself to torch an iPhone 6. What for? Well, do…
  • The Best Apple Watch Apps to Look Out For

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:43 pm
    The much awaited Apple Watch is set to ship on April according to Tim Cook himself, and naturally, analysts have thrown in their thoughts about how many units will be made available (among tons of other predictions). One equities research expert has focused on apps, which is what most users are looking at, and he has predicted that there will be 100,000 apps from the get go. That’s an eye-popping number, but it seems that this particular expert is not pulling numbers out of thin air, having been present in a number of Apple WatchKit hacking events. Whether his right or not, though,…
  • How to Use Markup in OS X Yosemite

    Kraig Becker
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Markup is one of the more under utilized features of OS X Yosemite. So much so, that many users don’t even know that it even exists. The Markup functionality exists within the OS X Mail app, allowing you to make simple edits and annotations to image files and PDF documents that are sent your way as attachments. The toolset is fairly simple to use, and once you get a grasp of how things operate, they can save you time and make you more productive. Here’s how it works.  Activate Markup The Markup functionality should be turned on be default, but before you start using it you should…
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  • Rumor: iOS 8.2 could arrive next week with iOS 8.3 close behind

    Chris Barylick
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Tweet iOS could be out the door as early as next week with iOS 8.3 not far behind it. The rumor mill has it that iOS 8.2 could become available as soon as Monday. However, the report did qualify that “last minute problems” could delay the release until the following week. A total of five betas of iOS 8.2 have been provided to developers, though the most recent one was a month ago. Unsurprisingly, not far behind iOS 8.2 will be iOS 8.3, as Apple has already provided developers with two betas of that release even before 8.2 becomes public. Sources reportedly said that Apple plans to…
  • iWork for iCloud out of beta, now available to all users

    Chris Barylick
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:15 am
    Tweet What a difference a name change makes. Well, that and taking something out of its beta cycle. Apple removed the “beta” tag to its online suite of iWork apps on Thursday. The move means that anyone with an iCloud account can use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on their browser. The service entered beta in 2014, and required iCloud users to sign up for it. On Thursday, however, all visitors to iCloud.com were greeted with the message that, “Now anyone can use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iCloud.” iCloud is a free service from Apple, and that includes the iWork for…
  • iOS hits 73% of enterprise market share in Q4 2014 report

    Chris Barylick
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    Tweet It never hurts to have decent market share in the enterprise space. And that’s what Apple appears to be doing. iOS gained another 4 percentage points, growing to 73 percent of global device activations in Q4 2014. Android device activations, meanwhile, dropped the same amount to 25 percent of total activations last quarter. The latest findings come from Good Technology‘s Mobility Index Report. Windows Phone activations remain consistent with the seven previous quarters: flat at 1 percent. Since BlackBerry devices use BlackBerry Enterprise Server for corporate email access, Good…
  • Apple announces March 9th “Spring Forward” special event

    Chris Barylick
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:18 am
    Tweet This could provide all the Apple Watch details you’ve been hankering for. Apple said it will hold a “special event” for March 9 that is likely to be a coming-out party for Apple Watch. Apple has said the watch will go on sale in April. The event will start at 10 a.m. at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch in September when it also showed off its new iPhones and Apple Pay, its mobile-payment service. On March 9, Apple is expected to delve deeper into the various features of the watch. The presentation aims to answer the…
  • Rumor: Tim Cook vouches for shower-safe, waterproof nature of upcoming Apple Watch

    Chris Barylick
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    Tweet Well, there’s gotta be a nugget of truth in here somewhere. The rumor mill currently has Apple CEO Tim Cook telling Apple Store employees in Berlin that he wears his Apple Watch everywhere, “even in the shower.” Apple has not officially designated the Apple Watch as either waterproof or water resistant. If Mr. Cook actually said he wears his in the shower, it could indicate that Apple will market the device as one or the other. This is all just hearsay at this point, there could have been some translation issues and it could be a joke, so it’s hard to know how…
 
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  • The Best Free Apps for February 27, 2015

    Jake Gaecke
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:37 am
    Remember when you were a kid? Perhaps you still are one. Chances are you loved watching cartoons and videos that explored the world around you. Maybe you liked learning with Sesame Street or just watching your favorite animated characters and their awesome adventures. Google remembers, which is why they’ve developed YouTube Kids. It’s an app specifically designed for kids. It’s filled with age appropriate content that parents can trust, and it’s super easy to navigate. While you’re at it being a kid, why don’t you pretend to be a Wizard in Wizard for Hire? This game has you…
  • Tim Cook making world tour ahead of Apple Watch

    Max Covill
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    Image via @danielwarner01 Apple CEO Tim Cook has been busy touring the world ahead of the launch of the Apple Watch. He has already traveled to Germany, Belgium, Israel, and London. On Monday, Cook… Continue reading Tim Cook making world tour ahead of Apple Watch Related posts: Apple to announce Q1 2012 earnings January 24th Appletell’s product predictions for Apple in 2014 Apple Watch may launch in spring 2015 The post Tim Cook making world tour ahead of Apple Watch appeared first on AppleTell.
  • Review: ExoLens Exo 6 camera lenses for iPhone 6

    Bill Stiteler
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:38 am
    The iPhone 6 has an amazing camera, all the more remarkable for its small size. But that size also means sacrifice in terms of lens size, flexibility, and lack of a physical zoom like you find in a point-and-shoot or full DSLR. But for users willing to sacrifice the iPhone’s slim profile, there is the newly-released ExoLens photography kit. The ExoLens is made up of a machined aluminum bracket fitted to the iPhone 6, a 3x telephoto lens, a 165º wide angle lens, a telephoto lens hood, lens covers, and a small microfiber pouch. The lenses screw on to the bracket (positioned…
  • Europe could get Apple Pay in mid-April

    Seth Fitzgerald
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:18 am
    An expansion to Europe is the next logical step for Apple Pay, and that step may be taken within the next two months. Visa Europe has just revealed it is going to have contactless payment terminals in place throughout Europe by mid-April. Those terminals are what Apple Pay needs to run in… Continue reading Europe could get Apple Pay in mid-April Related posts: The pros and cons of Apple Pay Apple Pay rewards program may launch this year Job listing suggests Apple Pay to expand to more regions The post Europe could get Apple Pay in mid-April appeared first on AppleTell.
  • Review: iRig Pads MIDI controller from IK Multimedia

    Jake Gaecke
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:17 pm
    iOS devices are amazingly adaptable; there really does seem to be an app for just about everything. What’s missing, though, is a tactile experience. You can put virtual buttons all over the screen, but you’ll always, at least subconsciously, want real buttons, knobs, and sliders. IK Multimedia has an accessory called the iRig Pads that does just that. It’s a MIDI controller with an array of 16 velocity sensitive pads, a few buttons, two knobs, a rotary encoder, and a slider. It’ll make it that that much easier to create music on your iOS devices, Mac, and PC with many of the apps you…
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    MyMac.com

  • TechFan #199 – The Dan Lizette Show

    Tim Robertson
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:33 am
    Dan Lizette from The Podcast Digest show joins Tim and David to discuss a variety of topics, including the FCC’s new rules on Net Neutrality, what tech companies are doing with all those profits, and ends the show with a discussion, finally, of the Apple Car rumors. Download and listen here RSS Feed for your […]
  • MyMac Podcast 545: It’s all about me (Well Guy at least)

    Tim Robertson
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:19 am
    We’re doing the NosillaCast Podcast for Allison on the 15th of March! How will it go? Anyone’s guess, but the smart money is on funny train-wreck. Apple’s instructions for the iBook Store still confuses Guy, but what doesn’t? Gas is super excited about the new Photos app still. Somehow or another a discussion off air […]
  • TechFan #198 – Arcade Audiophile

    Tim Robertson
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    Tim, David, and Owen discuss the new ploy by Sony to milk audiophiles out of more money. Square Enix is in hot water with some of their customers. Owen has a major Mac problem the guys try to fix to start the show. And the featured tech for the week is a 25 year old […]
  • Tales from Video Hell

    Rich Lefko
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:19 am
    The equation: Add a long marriage, plus three kids, then divide by a video camera and you come up with a whole mess of video on tape. Then the question becomes what do you do with all of that tape?
  • History in the (re) making

    Guy Serle
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
      John Sculley former CEO of Apple says he regrets “The Apple Board” removing Steve Jobs from the company over the direction the company was going. Looking at history, how different would things be today if somehow Steve Jobs had been able to curb his (at the time) MASSIVE ego and continue to work in a […]
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    Cult of Mac

  • Chinese Android phone takes copying Apple to another level

    Alex Heath
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Forget Comcast, ZTE takes the cake with the most blatant Apple-ripoff-of-the-month award. The Chinese company’s latest handset, the Blade S6, is clearly… inspired by the iPhone. While it doesn’t have the identical chamfered edges of Samsung’s upcoming phone, it does…Read more ›
  • Crystal Baller: Rewind this week’s wildest Apple Watch rumors

    Buster Hein
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:56 am
    We get slammed 24/7 with new Apple rumors. Some are accurate, most are not. To give you a clue about what’s really coming out of Cupertino in the future, we’re busting out our rumor debunker each week to blow up…Read more ›
  • Last chance to Pay What You Want for the Learn to Design Bundle [Deals]

    Cult of Mac Deals
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:15 am
    Cult of Mac Deals is proud to offer the Pay What You Want: Learn to Design Bundle, a package of elite level web design courses valued at $840, for one shockingly low price. Hurry though, this offer expires tomorrow night! With…Read more ›
  • Apple Watch will eventually replace your car keys

    Alex Heath
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:31 am
    During his whirlwind tour of the Middle East and Europe, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been leaving little breadcrumbs of Apple Watch revelations. There was the confirmation that the Watch will be showerproof in Germany, and now Cook has said it…Read more ›
  • Monohm’s circular smartphone is designed to look like a pocket watch

    Cult of Android
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:22 am
    Samsung’s three-sided display may make the Galaxy S6 Edge a little different, but it won’t be the most unique smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. Monohm, a company based in Berkeley, California, that makes “heirloom electronics,” will…Read more ›
 
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  • Report: Yosemite

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    performance issues, including Spotlight problems, plus FileVault 2 (performance and best practices), hard drive failures, troubleshooting ghost network connections, screen size glitches and more
  • Report: Help Please

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:14 pm
    troubleshooting tips for bank access problem
  • Report: Security

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:14 pm
    criminal credit card account takeover attempt via Apple Pay, where the victim did not have an Apple Pay account, plus notes on the Epic browser, WordPress security problems and SSL/certificate problems and dangerous "adware"/malware mechanisms
  • Report: Hard Drives

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:14 pm
    USB3 interference with Bluetooth and WiFi; performance boost from upgrading hard drive to SSD
  • Report: iPhone/Touch Platform

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:14 pm
    car audio problems; Health app; headphone glitch
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  • Wordaux is new data mining app for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    Mac-Chi has released Wordaux 1.0 (http://www.wordaux.com), a data extraction tool for Mac OS X with integrated one-click user actions. The app recognizes selected text, Clipboard, files, and webpages as data sources. From these sources it extracts seven data types for names, email addresses, phone numbers, postal addresses, urls, dates, and a user supplied custom regex. Designed to empower Mac users to leverage data as they encounter it, Wordaux can be used by sales executives, students doing research, or just the generally curious. read more
  • RealVNC releases Mac compatible VNC product

    dsellers
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:43 am
    RealVNC (www.realvnc.com) has released its flagship VNC product for the Raspberry Pi, enabling users to connect to their Pi from any Mac, Windows, or Linux computer. Once VNC has been downloaded to the Pi users can apply a free license or, for an enhanced set of features, a personal or enterprise license. Raspberry Pi users will also be able to connect to their Pi from an iPad, iPhone, Android or Chrome device by downloading RealVNC’s free VNC Viewer app, which is available in the Apple App Store, Google Play or the Chrome web store. read more
  • Kool Tools: Records for Mac

    dsellers
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:36 am
    Push Popcorn's (http://pushpopcorn.com) Records 1.0 for Mac OS X is a personal database tool built around a WYSIWYG [what you see is what you get] Visual Editor. No prior database knowledge is required and you don't have to write a single line of code. read more
  • QuartzCode 1.2 for OS X adds unified timeline panel, improved masking

    dsellers
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:19 am
    Wan Ahmad Lutfi has released QuartzCode 1.2, an update to his code generation tool for Mac OS X. It's a lightweight animation tool that turns vector drawing and animation into Objective C and Swift code, bridging the gap between developer, designer and animator. Version 1.2 introduces a new unified timeline panel, which now show animations from all layers, instead of only one layer. read more
  • A-Shirt launches with Apple-inspired t-shirts

    dsellers
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Following a successful launch on the French speaking market, A-Shirt (https://a-shirt.club/) is launching in the English speaking market and is inviting all Apple fans to join the club, which specializes in Apple inspired t-shirts. "Following the successful launch in the French speaking market last December, we are happy to invite all Apple addicts out there to join the A-Shirt Club," says co-founder Cyril Pavillard. "Its aim is to unite Apple fans from around the world on one platform and allow them to show their love for Apple products in a unique, sleek and stylish way." read more
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  • TypeSnippets

    John Gruber
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Clever new iOS 8 keyboard from Nice Mohawk. You get a “keyboard” listing the snippets of text you type most frequently (e.g. your email address, frequently pasted URLs, etc.). Free to try with up to three snippets, upgrade to unlimited snippets for just $2.99. I’ve been beta testing TypeSnippets for a few weeks, and it works like a charm.  ★ 
  • Brace Yourselves

    John Gruber
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:59 am
    Citigroup analyst Jim Suva on Apple Watch: We expect Apple to give specifics on the launch time, price, and geographic locations, which we estimate as: Launch date: April 16th; Price points: $350, $550 and $950; with a launch limited to the U.S., followed by Europe and Asia in the subsequent months. That pricing makes no sense. People who believe this are going to shit their pants when Edition pricing is announced.  ★ 
  • Leonard Nimoy Dies at 83

    John Gruber
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:54 am
    What a remarkable career. His final tweet from a few days ago is poignant.  ★ 
  • The Best Tesla Model S Easter Egg

    John Gruber
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:42 pm
    So great, I don’t want to spoil it.  ★ 
  • A-Rod Issues Hand-Written Letter of Apology to Fans

    John Gruber
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Alex Rodriguez returns to spring training: I served the longest suspension in the history of the league for PED use. The Commissioner has said the matter is over. The Players Association has said the same. The Yankees have said the next step is to play baseball. I’m ready to put this chapter behind me and play some ball.  ★ 
 
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  • TypeSnippets offers visual text expansion for iPhone and iPad

    Joseph Keller
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:39 pm
    TypeSnippets is a new keyboard for iOS 8 that makes text expansion visual. Instead of typing your email address or phone number over and over again, TypeSnippets lets you create shortcuts that you only need to tap to activate. Where tools like TextExpander allow you to simplify text entry by creating small, text-based snippets for commonly-used phrases or pieces of information, TypeSnippets takes that simplicity a step further by making your snippets visual and tappable. You can build your snippets in the TypeSnippets app. Tap Create a Snippet to get started, then add things like your name,…
  • InstaPDF for iOS and Mac updated to 4.0 with new features to improve your workflow

    Dan Thorp-Lancaster
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:26 pm
    InstaPDF, the popular Mac and iOS app that lets you easily scan documents and pictures as PDFs and upload them to the cloud, has been updated to version 4.0 on both platforms, bringing a number of nifty new features along for the ride. With version 4.0, InstaPDF for Mac has scored some new features to make managing your files a tad easier. Firstly, users can now easily drag and drop documents between their InstaPDF account and their computer. Additionally, the app has picked up a number of keyboard shortcuts, as well as single-click management for bundles. It's important to note, however,…
  • Great March break projects and apps for the family!

    Rene Ritchie
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:09 pm
    For many families, next week is March break, when the schools close and the kids come home. If they're coming home to iPhones and iPads, there's a lot to keep them busy — and learning! Whether you're going on vacation or enjoying a much-deserved staycation, there are plenty of apps both built-into the iPhone and iPad and available on the App Store to help pass the time and make the most of it. If you're looking for some projects to get creative with, we originally filmed these for the summer, but they work just as well for the spring. Learn a new language with Duolingo on your iPhone or…
  • Military Masters launches its real-time vehicle combat on iPhone and iPad

    Joseph Keller
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Military Masters is a new battle tactics game for iPhone and iPad that centers on tactical vehicular combat. You'll build a collection of land, sea, and air vehicles to help you take on your friends in real-time PVP combat. Military Masters lets you assemble and upgrade a massive stable of vehicles. Each vehicle has special abilities that can turn the tide of battle if deployed wisely. You'll take these tanks, boats, and planes and more into real-time battle against other players. As part of the multiplayer, you're able to team up with others. Clans can be created with up to a dozen other…
  • Microsoft Health iPhone app update released for Microsoft Band owners

    John Callaham
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:51 pm
    iPhone owners who also have a Microsoft Band can now download an update to the Microsoft Health app for iOS. The update bring a number of features to the app. Here's the change log for the new version: Bike Tile: Lets you track your heart rate and calorie burn. Outdoor rides will also track speed, distance, and elevation. Quick Read: Helps you read text, email, and other notifications quickly. A large font size and the rapid succession of words enable you to read messages while in motion and without having to scroll. MapMyFitness Integration: Effortlessly save and upload your workout data to…
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    Slashdot: Apple

  • It's Official: NSA Spying Is Hurting the US Tech Economy

    samzenpus
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    An anonymous reader writes China is backing away from U.S. tech brands for state purchases as NSA revelations, according to Reuters, which confirms what many US technology companies have been saying for the past year: the activities by the NSA are harming their businesses in crucial growth markets, including China. From the article: "A new report confirmed key brands, including Cisco, Apple, Intel, and McAfee -- among others -- have been dropped from the Chinese government's list of authorized brands, a Reuters report said Wednesday. The number of approved foreign technology brands fell by a…
  • Jury Tells Apple To Pay $532.9 Million In Patent Suit

    Soulskill
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:21 am
    An anonymous reader writes: Smartflash LLC has won a patent lawsuit against Apple over DRM and technology relating to the storage of downloaded songs, games, and videos on iTunes. Apple must now pay $532.9 million in damages. An Apple spokesperson did not hesitate to imply Smartflash is a patent troll: "Smartflash makes no products, has no employees, creates no jobs, has no U.S. presence, and is exploiting our patent system to seek royalties for technology Apple invented. We refused to pay off this company for the ideas our employees spent years innovating and unfortunately we have been left…
  • Google Teams Up With 3 Wireless Carriers To Combat Apple Pay

    samzenpus
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:20 pm
    HughPickens.com writes AP reports that in an effort to undercut Apple's hit service Apple Pay, Google is teaming up with three wireless carriers by building its payment service into Android smartphones sold by AT&T Inc., Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA. Besides trying to make it more convenient to use Wallet, Google also is hoping to improve the nearly 4-year-old service. Toward that end, Google is buying some mobile payment technology and patents from Softcard, a 5-year-old venture owned by the wireless carriers. Financial terms weren't disclosed but Apple Pay's popularity probably…
  • Apple To Invest $2B Building Green Data Centers In Ireland and Denmark

    samzenpus
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    stephendavion writes Amid deeper investigations into how Apple may be using its operations in Ireland as a means for tax avoidance on tens of billions of dollars in profit, the iPhone maker has announced that it will spend nearly $2 billion (€1.7 billion) to develop two new 100% renewable energy data centers in Europe. The centers — which will use wind power and other green fuel sources — will be located in Athenry, Ireland, and Viborg, Denmark. Apple said that they will power services such as apps in the App Store, Siri and iMessage. Both locations will run on 100 percent…
  • Apple Will Let Users Test iOS Beta Versions For the First Time

    timothy
    21 Feb 2015 | 10:18 am
    9to5 Mac reports that In an effort to eliminate bugs from upcoming iOS versions ahead of their general releases, Apple plans to launch the first-ever public beta program for the iOS operating system, according to multiple people briefed on the plans. Following the successful launch of the OS X Public Beta program with OS X Yosemite last year, Apple intends to release the upcoming iOS 8.3 as a public beta via the company’s existing AppleSeed program in mid-March, according to the sources. The article goes on to say Like the early iOS 8 developers builds, the public betas will include a…
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  • Wordaux is new data mining app for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    Mac-Chi has released Wordaux 1.0 (http://www.wordaux.com), a data extraction tool for Mac OS X with integrated one-click user actions. The app recognizes selected text, Clipboard, files, and webpages as data sources. From these sources it extracts seven data types for names, email addresses, phone numbers, postal addresses, urls, dates, and a user supplied custom regex. Designed to empower Mac users to leverage data as they encounter it, Wordaux can be used by sales executives, students doing research, or just the generally curious. read more
  • RealVNC releases Mac compatible VNC product

    dsellers
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:43 am
    RealVNC (www.realvnc.com) has released its flagship VNC product for the Raspberry Pi, enabling users to connect to their Pi from any Mac, Windows, or Linux computer. Once VNC has been downloaded to the Pi users can apply a free license or, for an enhanced set of features, a personal or enterprise license. Raspberry Pi users will also be able to connect to their Pi from an iPad, iPhone, Android or Chrome device by downloading RealVNC’s free VNC Viewer app, which is available in the Apple App Store, Google Play or the Chrome web store. read more
  • Kool Tools: Records for Mac

    dsellers
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:36 am
    Push Popcorn's (http://pushpopcorn.com) Records 1.0 for Mac OS X is a personal database tool built around a WYSIWYG [what you see is what you get] Visual Editor. No prior database knowledge is required and you don't have to write a single line of code. read more
  • QuartzCode 1.2 for OS X adds unified timeline panel, improved masking

    dsellers
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:19 am
    Wan Ahmad Lutfi has released QuartzCode 1.2, an update to his code generation tool for Mac OS X. It's a lightweight animation tool that turns vector drawing and animation into Objective C and Swift code, bridging the gap between developer, designer and animator. Version 1.2 introduces a new unified timeline panel, which now show animations from all layers, instead of only one layer. read more
  • A-Shirt launches with Apple-inspired t-shirts

    dsellers
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Following a successful launch on the French speaking market, A-Shirt (https://a-shirt.club/) is launching in the English speaking market and is inviting all Apple fans to join the club, which specializes in Apple inspired t-shirts. "Following the successful launch in the French speaking market last December, we are happy to invite all Apple addicts out there to join the A-Shirt Club," says co-founder Cyril Pavillard. "Its aim is to unite Apple fans from around the world on one platform and allow them to show their love for Apple products in a unique, sleek and stylish way." read more
 
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  • Case Logic Video Review: Hands-On With the Ibira MacBook Backpack

    Juli Clover
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    Case Logic is known its line of backpacks, cases, and other storage accessories, all of which are priced affordably, making it quite popular with people looking for inexpensive but quality solutions for carrying around their devices. We met up with Case Logic at CES this year, where the company had a large booth showcasing all of its products, including the Ibira backpack, one of its newest offerings. We went hands-on with the Ibira backpack in our latest video review, so check it out to see what we thought. The Ibira is a lightweight, slim backpack but we were impressed with what it was able…
  • Apple's iTunes Team Seeking Expertise in 'Music Journalism' Ahead of Rumored Revamp

    Mitchel Broussard
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:26 am
    Earlier in the month, Apple's London-based iTunes team posted a job listing describing an "Editorial Producer" who would have past experience reporting on pop culture, with specific background in music journalism (via Music Ally). While far from definitive, the job post could be hinting at some editorial-related expansions coming to the revamped Beats/iTunes merger set to launch later in the year. Set to be split between editorial and producing duties, the full-time job would require the applicant to write, edit, and oversee a group of various freelance writers covering content from music to…
  • Mac Pro Buyer's Guide: Which Model to Choose

    Roman Loyola
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Apple's Mac Pro is quite an impressive machine. It doesn't look like any other computer; it's a work of art with its sleek, cylindrical body. It's fast, fast, fast. And it's expensive. The Mac Pro isn't for everybody, and not just because it's Apple's highest-priced computer. It is made to excel with a certain type of app: professional software that uses multiple processing cores, like software commonly used by videographers, photographers, animators, designers, scientists, and musicians. If that describes what you do on a daily basis, then you'll benefit from a Mac Pro -- you'll make your…
  • Buyer's Guide: Deals on iMac, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, Apple Accessories, and More

    Juli Clover
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Following Valentine's Day, deals are a bit sparse, but there are still some discounts to be had on the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3. Best Buy is also continuing to offer discounts on its stock of now-discontinued higher-capacity iPad Air and iPad mini 2 models, and several sites have cut the prices on the Retina MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air. We've also got some discounts on Apple accessories, including an exclusive discount on iPad, iPhone, and MacBook skins from SkinIt for MacRumors readers. iPad Air 2 B&H Photo is offering up to $60 off its entire stock of iPad Air 2 models,…
  • Photoshop Celebrates 25th Anniversary With 'Top 25 Under 25' Artist Showcase

    Mitchel Broussard
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:42 am
    Popular image editing tool Adobe Photoshop turns 25 years old today and plans to celebrate by showcasing a collection of artists, all under 25, who use its comprehensive suite of tools in new and unique ways. Released on February 19, 1990 with a handful of basic editing features, the software has seen massive updates and overhauls throughout the years, with over a dozen major installments to its software since its first launch. As pointed out by Adobe, the source of the company's continued success in the ever-changing modern world is its "constantly evolving capabilities" that allow its…
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  • What to Expect During Apple’s March 9 Media Event

    John Martellaro
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Two of the best minds that follow Apple got together and worked out what we can expect to see during Apple's March 9 media event. Jeff Gamet and Kelly Guimont (with some inspiration from Chris Breen), take their best shot at predicting what else we might see besides a major Apple Watch palooza.
  • TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-27: Apple Watch Media Event Smackdown

    Jeff Gamet
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:09 am
    Not everyone has the same expectations for Apple's March 9 media event. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to duke it out over what announcements we may get along with more Apple Watch news on the 9th, including John's prediction for a gold Retina Display MacBook Air.
  • Ericsson Sues Apple after Failing to Reach Patent License Agreement

    Jeff Gamet
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    Ericsson has decided to give up on its efforts to renew patent licensing agreements over technology used in the iPhone and iPad and instead is taking its case to federal court. The two companies had been negotiating terms to renew a 2008 licensing agreement that expired last month, but so far haven't been able to find terms agreeable to both.The Mac Observer Spin: Like I've said before, even when companies try to negotiate patent licensing terms they just can't seem to stay out of court.
  • Analyst: Apple Watch Edition to Cost $950

    Jeff Gamet
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:01 am
    Citigroup analyst Jim Suva weighed in with his expectations for Apple Watch pricing following the news that Apple is hosting a media event on March 9. Apple already announced pricing will start at US$349-presumably for the Apple Watch Sport-and he thinks Apple Watch will cost $550 while the Apple Watch Edition will be priced at $950. He's also pegging April 16 as the smartwatch's official release date.The Mac Observer Spin: Mr. Suva's $950 price point for the gold Apple Watch Edition is surprisingly low compared to the general consensus that it won't start below $5,000 and…
  • QuickTime & Yosemite: Recording Your iPhone or iPad Screen with iOS 8

    Melissa Holt
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:55 am
    Did you know that you can use your Mac to record a video of your iOS device's screen, making it easy to show an inexperienced user how to access an app or change a setting? That's the subject of today's Quick Tip, and we think it's a pretty darned cool feature of Yosemite. We're happy to do anything we can to make you seem more like a wizard to your friends and family!
 
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  • A New Take on Feature Film Post-Production

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:34 am
    After researching several workflows, directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra decided to edit “Focus” — a major new Warner Bros. film starring Will Smith — entirely in Final Cut Pro X. The results were even better than they’d expected. Final Cut Pro X helped them deliver the movie on time and under budget, and it played and looked just as they’d envisioned it. “I’ve cut on all the other systems, and I can easily say I’m three times faster on Final Cut Pro X,” says Ficarra.
  • Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter ended December 27, 2014. The company posted record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and record quarterly net profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $57.6 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion, or $2.07 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.9 percent compared to 37.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 65 percent of the quarter’s revenue. The results were fueled by all-time record revenue from iPhone and Mac sales…
  • App Store Rings in 2015 with New Records

    8 Jan 2015 | 11:06 am
    The first week of January set a new record for billings from the App Store. Apple customers worldwide spent nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases, and New Year’s Day 2015 marked the single biggest day ever in App Store sales history. These milestones follow a breakthrough 2014, in which billings rose 50 percent and apps generated over $10 billion in revenue for developers. “This year is off to a tremendous start after a record-breaking year for the App Store and our developer community,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and…
  • Developers Start Designing Apps for Apple Watch

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

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $37.5 billion and net profit of $7.5 billion, or $1.18 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38 percent compared to 37 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $.47 per share of the…
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  • Weekend Roundup for 22 February 2015

    Ricky Buchanan
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:10 am
    Here’s the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of 22 February 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users. OS X Setting up VoiceOver to automatically speak incoming Messages on Mac OS X Some movies from the iTunes Store come with multiple languages and subtitles. Everything you need to know about ripping DVDs with subtitles Using Text Replacement so you can type less Cool AT Tools: Programs Simplify Text, Reads It Aloud To Keep Learners Current with Curriculum Content – Great for…
  • Do Button Simplifies Your Home Automation Interface

    Ricky Buchanan
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:48 am
    The guys who brought us that endlessly handy web service IFTTT have created a new trio of apps: Do Button, Do Note and Do Camera. They’re all quite handy but Do Button has immediate use for home automation users who need a simplified interface. Do Button empowers you to create your own personalized button with just a tap. Save time and control the world around you with Recipes that connect your button to Philips Hue, Google Drive, Nest Thermostat, and hundreds of Channels you use every day. I have a fairly simple home automation set up – I have a set of Phillips Hue globes split…
  • 4 Great iOS Math Apps

    Ricky Buchanan
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:50 am
    Most people find math to be hard, but what if you couldn’t write anything down as you were working out equations? Or what if you reversed digits and minus signs while you were doing it? Some disabilities make learning math harder than ever. Here are four iPad apps which even the playing field for disabled math students… Panther Math Paper (for iPad) Panther Math Paper Panther Math Paper lets users lay out and solve math equations themselves. For users with severe motor challenges it has many options to help prevent mis-hits and does a fairly good job of putting the cursor where…
  • Weekend Roundup for 15 February 2015

    Ricky Buchanan
    15 Feb 2015 | 4:12 am
    Here’s the best Apple assistive technology and accessibility links for the week of 15 February 2015. Everything from around the web that’s relevant to disabled, aged, and chronically ill Apple users. OS X 1Keyboard – Type on your iPhone and iPad from your Mac’s keyboard – It hurts me to type on the iPhone more than a tiny bit, so this might be handy! Wrise – AssistiveWare’s new super-accessible wordprocessing app for Mac introductory price is ending soon. Wrise is an accessible word processor designed to support reading comprehension and text…
  • The Real Cost of “Free” Apps

    Ricky Buchanan
    13 Feb 2015 | 4:05 am
    Of the hundred apps dominating the iTunes Top Grossing list most days, nearly all are “free”. How can they be generating the most income when nobody has to pay to download them? Tactus Therapy has written a great article detailing The Real Cost of Free Apps. Their article focusses on apps relevant to speech therapy, but it is equally relevant any app store app with or without a relevance to special needs. All apps require work to create, so why would some developers not charge for their work? There are many reasons why an app might be free. Tactus go over eight different types of…
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    Insanely Great Mac

  • Apple event scheduled for March 9th

    Mike Flaminio
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Apple announced a "Spring Forward" event for Monday March 9th. Spring Forward is obviously a reference to both time and daylight savings switch over. As usual the topic wasn't announced, but the title and timing obviously suggest Apple will launch the Apple Watch. We all can tune in and watch the live stream at 10 AM PDT.
  • Pebble announces follow-up Time watch

    Mike Flaminio
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Pebble Tuesday announced its second smart watch, the Pebble Time. Like the original Pebble, Pebble Time is a Kickstarter project to pre-order and fund production. Pebble Time will feature a color e-paper display and up to 7 hours of battery life. It also features fitness tracking, notifications, and music control, The campaign is scheduled for 31 days and is expected to start shipping in May. The retail price for Pebble Time will be $199.
  • Report: Apple retooling in-store genius bar appointments

    Mike Flaminio
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Mark Gurman for 9 to 5 Mac: <blockquote class=quote>Multiple Apple employees have called the new feature one of the most significant changes to Apple Store operations in several years, as it allows customers to request support on the spot, shop elsewhere inside of the mall, and then return when the store is ready to service them. This will likely reduce crowding in the Apple Store and possibly fatigue from waiting customers.</blockquote> The report says customers will be able to roll up and request an appointment from a staff person. They will enter the customer request into…
  • YouTube launches family-friendly app for kids

    Mike Flaminio
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:39 pm
    <blockquote class=quote>Today, we're introducing the YouTube Kids app, the first Google product built from the ground up with little ones in mind. The app makes it safer and easier for children to find videos on topics they want to explore, and is available for free on and the in the U.S.</blockquote> This seems pretty cool. YouTube obviously contains endless hours of content and a lot of it is about world. Recently my kids have been interested in volcanos and apparently bunnies eating things. YouTube is a cool way to show on-demand how the world works. This app seems to give…
  • Apple announces two new data centers in Europe

    Mike Flaminio
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Apple Monday announced it will build two new data centers serving European customers. The data centers will be located in Ireland and Denmark. Both will be powered by 100-percent renewable energy from the start. In the release, Apple emphasized the number of direct and indirect jobs Apple and the App Store represent with in Europe. Also a lot of emphasis on the environmental benefits of the data center projects: <blockquote class=quote>The two data centres, each measuring 166,000 square metres, are expected to begin operations in 2017 and include designs with additional benefits for…
 
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  • Friday Morning News

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:44 pm
    It is time to set your alarms and get excited MacTalkers. Apple has announced an event for 9 March titled “Spring forward”. At this stage the Apple Watch is likely to be the focus. It is possible that we may also get a look at the rumoured 12-inch Retina MacBook Air at the event. As has been the case with the last few events, Apple will be live streaming it all right from their website. Of course whilst we might see a whole lot more of the watch at the March event, we won’t actually be able to buy it that day. On that front Macrumors is claiming that it will
  • Thursday Morning News

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:56 pm
    As part of the pre-launch hype for the Apple Watch the device is featured in multi page spread in Vogue Magazine. Now I am sure you all have a copy of that right next to you, in fact many of you were reading it no doubt before you started on this fine piece of writing. An interesting feature of the ads is that the pictures of the Watch are actual size, so if do can get your hands on a copy it may be the first time to see what it looks like on your wrist!
  • Wednesday Morning News

    24 Feb 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac has been hitting his sources up again and this time has an exclusive on upcoming changes to the Genius bar and the way it works for appointments. The high level overview is that walk up customers will now have their issue logged and assigned a priority. They will then provide a phone number and be contacted on. The customer will receive three texts,
  • Tuesday Morning News

    23 Feb 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Yesterday saw reports that the iOS beta program will be opened up the public. Whilst that might be the case, it won’t be with beta 2 of iOS 8.3, which went live to developers overnight. In addition to the iOS beta Apple also issued a beta update for the Apple TV. On top of the iOS and Apple TV releases, developers also received the latest OS X beta, being 10.10.3. Both the iOS and OS X betas feature new Emoji’s among other updates. The hiring wars continue, with Apple now being said to be
  • Monday Morning News

    22 Feb 2015 | 12:54 pm
    We start a new week of morning news with the story that Apple may be about to adopt a public beta for future iOS updates. The report comes from 9to5Mac and is said to be part of a move to eliminate bugs before general release of iOS updates. We have of course seen the public beta used for OS X in the recent Yosemite upgrade. The beta will be handled by the public AppleSeed program and is expected to launch in mid-March. The possible Apple Car continues
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  • Mac-Chi Announces Wordaux 1.0 – Easy-To-Use Basic Data Mining for OS X

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Austin, Texas – Mac-Chi is proud to announce Wordaux, a data extraction tool with integrated one-click user actions for Apple’s Calendar, Contacts, Maps, Notes, Pages, Reminders, Safari, and TextEdit as well as Microsoft’s Excel, Outlook 2011, and Word. Designed to empower Mac users to leverage data as they encounter it, Wordaux can be used by sales executives, students doing research, or just the generally curious. Examples of usage include: creating contacts from spreadsheet data, augmenting existing spreadsheets with web data, building a note base for research papers, and…
  • Mac-Chi Announces Wordaux 1.0 – Easy-To-Use Basic Data Mining for OS X

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Austin, Texas – Mac-Chi is proud to announce Wordaux, a data extraction tool with integrated one-click user actions for Apple’s Calendar, Contacts, Maps, Notes, Pages, Reminders, Safari, and TextEdit as well as Microsoft’s Excel, Outlook 2011, and Word. Designed to empower Mac users to leverage data as they encounter it, Wordaux can be used by sales executives, students doing research, or just the generally curious. Examples of usage include: creating contacts from spreadsheet data, augmenting existing spreadsheets with web data, building a note base for research papers, and…
  • MADFINGER games announces UNKILLED – a new thrilling zombie shooter

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    Brno, Czech Republic – MADFINGER Games continues to uphold its legendary status through consistent critical acclaim and the high ranking of its games in app communities. “Unkilled continues in the tradition of the best from MADFINGER Games, who has employed visual quality, entertainment and diverse gameplay to capture the imaginations of over 80 million gamers,” clarifies game design and project leader, Tomas Stepanek, with regard to the development of the game. “Unkilled will offer each player the possibility to experience what it is like to get caught up in the chaos…
  • MADFINGER games announces UNKILLED – a new thrilling zombie shooter

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    Brno, Czech Republic – MADFINGER Games continues to uphold its legendary status through consistent critical acclaim and the high ranking of its games in app communities. “Unkilled continues in the tradition of the best from MADFINGER Games, who has employed visual quality, entertainment and diverse gameplay to capture the imaginations of over 80 million gamers,” clarifies game design and project leader, Tomas Stepanek, with regard to the development of the game. “Unkilled will offer each player the possibility to experience what it is like to get caught up in the chaos…
  • Tasty Candy Jelly That Will Leave You Hungry for More and Hours of Fun

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Beverly Hills, California – The Sugar Jelly Crush app goes viral on the popular social networks sites like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. California based independent developer, Beverly Hills, LLC introduces Sugar Jelly Crush Free on the App Store, a fun, challenging, and entertaining game of matching candy and jelly. The role is to tap and drag finger to connect three or more jelly dots horizontally, vertically or diagonally to clear them. The objective is to rack up as many points as possible in 60 seconds. This app game allows users to challenge themselves and battle their…
 
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  • Transport Map App Version 6.0 - New and improved features

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
    OnDemandWorld releases a step-change in their highly popular Transport Maps series. Building on a route planner that suggested optimum journey routes, the app has been updated to allow users to now interactively engage with the app to find nearby cafes, places of interest, the closest subway station and plan the quickest route. This gives users the ultimate experience in subway traveling and should be a must for anyone exploring a new city.
  • MADFINGER games announces UNKILLED - a new thrilling zombie shooter

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    Unkilled brings a new level of fun with MADFINGER Games' characteristic breathtaking graphics and addictive gameplay. Gamers will experience an exciting adventure played out in New York CIty, supported by a complex storyline clearly illustrated on the game map, a well-stocked weapon shop, many upgrades for weapon leveling and much more. Long periods of sustained fun are guaranteed by an attractively designed map displaying hundreds of missions. Available in June 2015.
  • Tasty Candy Jelly That Will Leave You Hungry for More and Hours of Fun

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Tasty candy jelly that will leave you hungry for more and hours of fun! Sugar Jelly Crush app, free goes viral on the popular social networks sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Take on these deliciously sweet levels of Sugar Jelly Crush from Beverly Hills, LLC. Connect matching delicious candy with jelly slime to create a flow. These tasty delicious candy and beautiful graphics make this app game brilliant, fun, challenging and unique. Sugar Jelly Crush is an addictive candy match game.
  • HOLA! Philippines is now available on Magzter

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:15 am
    La Revista Publications Inc. brings Asia's hot favorite HOLA! Philippines to Magzter, the world's largest and fastest growing digital cross-platform newsstand and magazine. HOLA! Philippines is a monthly celebrity lifestyle magazine that features high society, show business industry and fashion. Designed as a universally accepted family magazine, it focuses on the glamorous and leisurely activities of monarchs, socialites, and celebrities in both local and international setting.
  • Deliver Express 2.4.6 Improves File Transfer to SFTP Servers

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:10 am
    Toronto based Zevrix Solutions today announces Deliver Express 2.4.6, a maintenance update to its solution to automatically send files across the Internet and locally from watched hot folders. Deliver Express can serve multiple users on a network, offers automatic variable email notifications, and supports FTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV, Google Storage, AFP, SMB and other services. The new version fixes an issue in which automatic date-based subfolders could not be created on SFTP servers.
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  • A New Inside Mac Games

    14 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    February 14, 2015 3:24 PMInside Mac Games as it was is no longer, but out of the ashes will rise a new site focused on the community forums, populated with news and articles from volunteers. In the days and months ahead changes will be coming to IMG as the work of transitioning continues.If you'd like to help build the new Inside Mac Games please visit the forums at the link below.Also, thank you to all those who've visited the site and participated in the forum discussions over the years. I've been working at IMG for over a decade now, first as a news gatherer and later as editor. In that…
 
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  • What level of support should a successful game developer be expected to offer?

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

    Dr. Macenstein
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    THORN DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 7 Hours BUY-IT Price: ??? Gems HOW TO BREED: The Thorn Dragon can only be unlocked by redeeming roses in the Gathering of Roses Event (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support […]
  • Review: Audioengine’s B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver

    Dr. Macenstein
    8 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    I’m about to try to make a case for why you should want the $189 Audioengine’s B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver . It won’t be easy, as for that price you could get TWO Airport expresses that could also wirelessly stream music, or for $10 more you could have an Airport Extreme, which boasts a bunch […]
  • DragonVale: How to breed a Seed Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    6 Feb 2015 | 12:09 pm
    SEED DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 18 Hours BUY-IT Price: 1,350 Gems HOW TO BREED: (Any combination of Water, Cold and Light) Phantom and Water / Ice and Light / Lotus and Cold (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to […]
  • Review: Divoom Airbeat-10 Wireless Bluetooth Water Resistant Speaker

    Dr. Macenstein
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:08 pm
    I’ve reviewed so many compact bluetooth speakers over the years that I feel I have written “Sounds great for it’s size” over a hundred times. And it’s true. Even $30 speakers sound pretty damn good these days, and if you take into account that they are the size of a deck of playing cards AND […]
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  • VLC Media Player 2.2.0 - Popular multimedia player. (Free)

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:43 pm
    VLC Media Player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, OGG, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.Version 2.2.0: VLC automatically detects rotated videos and rotates them using hardware acceleration (on compatible platforms)! This is supported for MP4/MOV, MKV and raw H264. Resume playback where you left off. Supported on all the mobile versions of VLC for quite some time, it is now…
  • SSPX 5.4 - Calculate strain/strain rate from displacement/velocity data. (Commercial)

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:43 pm
    SSPX is a program to calculate strain/strain rate from displacement/velocity data in two and three dimensions. SSPX is a full fledged inverse modeling program to calculate best fitting deformation tensors given displacement or velocity vectors at a minimum of three points in two dimensions, or four points in three dimensions. SSPX works equally well on small deformation problems such as computing strain rates from Global Positioning System (GPS) data, and large deformation problems such as computing the strain in a highly deformed discrete element model (DEM). SSPX was made for geologists,…
  • Yandex.Disk 1.3.3 - Cloud-based file sharing. (Free)

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Yandex.Disk is a free service that lets you store your photos, videos and documents online and access them from any corner of the globe. Disk lets you keep your important files secure and effortlessly share them with your friends and colleagues. With Disk you can: Ensure you never lose an important document ever again, even if you lose your computer Start working with a file in the office and continue where you left off back at home Share files from your computer even if you only have your smartphone to hand Wirelessly transfer files from your phone or tablet to your computer Easily swap…
  • Spillo 1.5 - Take full control over your bookmarks on Pinboard. (Commercial)

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Spillo is a powerful, beautiful and amazingly fast Pinboard client. Spillo lets you browse and organize your bookmarks in a stunning modern interface. Spillo also makes creating a bookmark from anywhere on your Mac as convenient as possible. A beautiful interface: Spillo has a beautiful modern interface that feels just right at home on your Mac. Spillo uses all the latest technologies that you would expect from a modern OS X application. Easily organize your bookmarks: Spillo allows you to create powerful collections by specifying a number of rules. Don't limit yourself to Pinboard's default…
  • Duplicate Annihilator 5.7.3 - Find and delete duplicates in iPhoto. (Shareware)

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Duplicate Annihilator takes on the time-consuming task of comparing the images in your iPhoto library using effective algorithms to make sure that no duplicate escapes. Duplicate Annihilator detects: Duplicates Imported thumbnails Imported thumbnails of faces Missing image files Corrupt JPEGs Version 5.7.3: Improved error handling and logging OS X 10.6 or later iPhoto 5 or later Download Now
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    macZOT!

  • The User Interface Giga Set: Hundreds of Premium Items + Bonus for Just $24

    MacZOT
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:42 pm
    The User Interface Giga Set: Hundreds of Premium Items + Bonus for Just $24 Normally: $190.00 ZOT Price: $24.00 Click to macZOT!   If you’re into web design you probably know that User Interface and User Experience are serious stuff, especially now when the trends are changing every couple of months. Sure, the basic things are the same, but the consumers are changing, and it’s tougher and tougher to keep them on a website for more than a couple of seconds.   Knowing how difficult it is, we wanted to help you save precious hours by coming up with this huge User Interface…
  • RWmultitool for RapidWeaver 6

    MacZOT
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:29 pm
    RWmultitool for RapidWeaver 6 The Rapidweaver® tool for creative minds! Normally: $20.05 ZOT Price: $9.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Image Editor forRapidweaver® themes       RWmultitool is ready for RapidWeaver® 6 This tool has been designed to edit the images of RapidWeaver® graphic themes. With this tool you can modify theme graphics or add new images easily and without any specific knowledge of graphic design, Just drag your picture in RWmultitool and you're done! Now, editing your theme graphics is a simple and funny game. This is…
  • LoveZilla: Super Premium Love Mega Set with an Extended License & Bonus – Only $29

    MacZOT
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    LoveZilla: Super Premium Love Mega Set with an Extended License & Bonus – Only $29 Normally: $300.00 ZOT Price: $29.00 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Take a look at what you get. Click on the images for a full preview:         Bonus: 345 Graphic Styles   Download a free sample with 32 typography elements, badges and vectors! All you need to do is press the download button for an instant download.   So what are you waiting for? Get this awesome deal now! System Requirements: - All these files are suitable for both Windows and Mac OS…
  • Graphics

    MacZOT
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Graphics Enrich your works with beautiful illustrations. Use everywhere! Last chance for promotional prices on DeltaWalker in the ZOTshop! Normally: $19.99 ZOT Price: $9.99 Click to macZOT!     Graphics the ultimate set of illustrations suitable for any iWork document that requires color, texture, and authenticity. You will definitely find the right illustration among the 1,010 high-quality images. Consists of categories: -262 Flat Icons -131 Illustrations -200 Clipart -300 People Clipart -217 Traffic Signs    
  • Cisdem AppCrypt for Mac

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    27 Jan 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Cisdem AppCrypt for Mac Password Protect Mac OS X Apps from Unauthorized Access. Normally: $24.99 ZOT Price: $5.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Are you sharing your Mac with your family, friends or colleagues? Whether it is Uncle Ted wanting to watch your movie collection or colleague Sam wanting to edit a report on your Mac, or you are using Adium and don't want your children seeing every text message you send and receive. Stop worrying about sharing your Mac with family members, by using Cisdem AppCrypt to password protect individual applications and keep others from playing…
 
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    MacBlogz

  • Ask: Sharing Monitors between Computers

    Mac&#124;Life Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
    Got an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question? Here's the answer. In this edition of Ask, we'll explain what to do when you're having trouble sharing monitors between your Mac and another computer.QuestionI have two computers and two monitors: a Mac Pro (running Mavericks) with a 27-inch Dell monitor connected using DisplayPort, and a Windows 8 PC with another Dell monitor that’s shared between the PC and the Mac Pro over DVI on the PC. Sometimes I want to use both monitors on the Mac, but if I unplug the monitor from the PC and connect it to the Mac Pro, the Mac recognises the new display, but…
  • Price Drop: The Weekend's Best App Deals, February 27

    J Keirn-Swanson
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:54 am
    Well, it's a good day if you're a fan of children's books, because in honor of the great Dr. Seuss, there is an abundance of apps on sale featuring his signature work. Or if you'd rather game or learn or get productive, we've got that on for size for you too. So let's see what we can see, but unlike Dr. Seuss' character, let's not try to read with our eyes shut, shall we?
  • iOS 8.2 Could See Public Release Next Week, Two More Betas of iOS 8.3 to Come

    Juli Clover
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:23 am
    Apple may be planning to release iOS 8.2 to the public as early as next Monday, reports BGR. iOS 8.2 has been in testing since November and notably contains support for the Apple Watch. The March release date has been rumored for several weeks now, but earlier information pointed towards a launch a bit later in the month, possibly during the second week of March. A Monday, March 2 release date for iOS 8.2 would mean the software would be released to consumers a full week ahead of Apple's scheduled March 9 "Spring Forward" media event, where the company is expected to divulge additional…
  • Deals: Last Chance Pay What You Want Learn To Design Bundle

    Mac&#124;Life Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]Have you ever dreamed of creating your designs for the web or mobile devices? It's an art in its own right, creating interfaces and designs that are equa parts visually appealing and functional. If you want to bring your design dreams to life, then you should grab the Learn to Design Bundle. You can pick the price in our Deals tab.What you'll find in the Learn to Design Bundle is the starter kit to your design career. It's packed with the know-how that you'll need asa you start on your journey to create your own web creations.
  • Tim Cook in London to Talk Apple Watch and Visit Covent Garden Retail Store

    Joe Rossignol
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:17 am
    Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday made an unannounced visit to the iconic Apple Store in Covent Garden, a popular shopping and tourist location in London, according to The Telegraph. The chief executive also sat down for an interview with the British publication to discuss the Apple Watch, providing a few more interesting details about the device ahead of Apple's highly-anticipated "Spring Forward" media event on March 9. Cook claimed that the Apple Watch will have several features that go beyond timekeeping and health and fitness, such as the ability to replace large car key fobs that come with…
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2015.02.18 - The Amigos Show

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek), David Sparks, and Victor Cajiao
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:35 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 516. This week a special Three Amigos episode. I'm joined by David Sparks (MacSparky) and Victor Cajiao (Artechulate) as we discuss the latest happenings in the world of Apple. In this episode we cover our excitement over the upcoming Apple Watch release, discuss what Apple may (or may not) be doing with cars, and chat about Tim Cook's greening of Apple. That and a whole bunch more. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Smile - smilesoftware.com lynda.com - Learn at your own pace…
  • Maccast 2015.02.11

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:12 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 515. Apple’s New Green Initiatives. Apple preps retail for Apple Watch. iOS 8 and OS X updates continue to roll. The Apple Van Mystery. More on Apple’s return to Samsung. Apple’s plans for Beats Music. Hints at Apple Event Updates Soon. Lost iPhone mode and activation locks. Blank Apple support screens. Unrecoverable iTunes purchases. Downloading SD movies on iPad. Exporting Slow Motion iOS video. A sane Mac antivirus discussion. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsor:…
  • Maccast 2015.02.01

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    1 Feb 2015 | 10:07 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 514. Apple’s Quarterly Windfall. Latest Apple Watch rumors. Apple TV HomeKit Hub. Will Samsung drive A9 production? Apple 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3 updates. Does Apple Pay have a security problem? iOS’s "Other" problem. Does Siri know too much? Siri, won’t "listen" to me. Update needed on login screen. Thing of the moment: Satechi 10 Port USB Hub Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: lynda.com - Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video tutorials. Visit lynda.com/maccast to…
  • Maccast 2015.01.18 - iOS Board Games

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek), Dave Caolo, and Dan Patriss
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:21 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 513. A special episode of the Maccast featuring iOS board games. I've invited Dave Caolo from the Board Games Weekly podcast and Dan Patriss from the Geek All-Stars podcast to talk about our favorite tabletop titles that are also available in iOS versions. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsor: Smile - smilesoftware.com Shownotes in: HTML or OPML Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
  • Maccast 2015.01.11

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    11 Jan 2015 | 1:19 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 512. Remember iBeacons? Possible Apple Watch release date. Possible first look at iPad Pro. In 2015 Apple goes to 12. Unlocked iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Spotlight may tell emailers too much. Apple Customer Sat. iCloud Photo App returned. Excited about HomeKit. OS X Yosemite maximize button change. Finding missing disk space. iTunes Power Search. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsor: lynda.com - Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video tutorials. Visit lynda.com/maccast to start…
 
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    thriftmac

  • Handy Calculator

    Mark
    15 Feb 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Calculator with easy-to-see numbers fades from view when not in use. You can input complete formulas, including parentheses, before hitting the equal sign. Handles copy and paste.
  • Pastebox [1]

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

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

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

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

  • 0492 - Garageband on the Mac - Part 2 [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Continuing on from last week, I take a look at some of the new features of GarageBand for the Mac. This episode explores the brand new Drummer feature, as well as recording live instruments such as Guitar and Bass. I also take a look at how you can fix sloppy or problematic recordings using Flex Time and Groove Matching.
  • 0491 - Garageband on the Mac - Part 1 [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A long overdue show, this week I return to Garageband on the Mac. It's been quite a while (can you believe 2008!) since I looked at Garageband on the Mac and since then the app has had a complete re-write. It may have lost Podcast support, but with a new user interface and some stunning new features, it's still an extremely powerful and impressive application.
  • 0490 - Archiving Email [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    If you're like me and find it difficult to delete emails, you'll end up with hundreds of not thousands of emails slowing down your mail application. In this episode, Todd Olthoff demonstrates four different solutions to archiving your emails.
  • 0489 - Chrome Remote Desktop & 4K Downloader [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    5 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Two applications to cover this week. Chrome Remote Desktop - A free cross platform way to access Macs via your Chrome browser - either locally or remotely. 4K Downloader - A simple way to download 4K (or any other resolution) from YouTube or Vimeo.
  • 0488 - App Updates - PDFpen, Reeder & Evernote [HD - Preview]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Three of our favourite apps have had recent updates - PDFpen, Reeder & Evernote This week's show brings you up to speed on updates to these three excellent applications.
 
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    Softpedia News > Apple

  • iOS 8.2 Will Arrive Next Week, iOS 8.3 Coming Soon

    Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:03 pm
    According to BGR, Apple plans to release the iOS 8.2 software update for its iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices ahead of the “Spring Forward” event on March 9, where the Cupertino company will reveal more details about the highly anticipated Apple Watch smartwatch. The next major update of the powerful iOS mobile operating system, version 8.2... (read more)
  • Ericsson Wants to Ban Apple from Selling iPhones in the US As Legal Battle Escalates

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:42 am
    Apple and Ericsson have been involved in legal litigation for quite some time. Back in January, Apple filed a lawsuit against the telecom gear maker over royalty disputes involving LTE (4G) wireless technology licensed by the latter per-device-sold. The Cupertino tech giant has been paying to use patented technologies that are necessary for 2G and 4G/LTE telecom standards, but felt the fees are too high. Their deal with the Stockholm-based mobile solution provider expire... (read more)
  • Download Apple’s Spring Forward Event Wallpaper Right Here

    Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:48 am
    Now that we’ve announced that Apple will hold an event this spring, on March 9, most probably related to its highly anticipated Apple Watch device or maybe the rumored Apple Car. It is time for all you Apple fans out there to download the wallpaper inspired by Apple’s “Spring Forward” event invite image received by selected members of the press the other day. Here’s the original image! ... (read more)
  • iPad Plus Might Arrive Later This Year with a 12.9-Inch Screen, as a Microsoft Surface Rival

    Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Today we have some very good news for all Apple fans out there, as it appears the Apple will launch a gargantuan iPad model that will boast a large 12.9-inch screen and a 2K resolution, called Apple iPad Plus, according to FoxNews. Apparently, the 7mm thin device will sport a powerful 11,000 mAh Li-Ion battery and will weigh approximately 700g.... (read more)
  • Interview: Lead iOS Developer Reveals How ToDoist for iOS Gets Made

    Softpedia News (Adrian Boioglu)
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:44 pm
    ToDoist is one of the great apps for iOS. A clean interface, a well-thought workflow and an impressive suite of integrations with 13 different platforms make ToDoist the perfect app for a busy schedule. According to the developers, ToDoist is currently used by over 2 million people around the world.  The App has been featured in major tech magazines and blogs. You can get the free version and that has most of the things you need. The developers have added new functionality ... (read more)
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    9to5Mac

  • MLB At Bat app redesigned, updated with new features for Spring Training

    Jordan Kahn
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:17 am
    The MLB.com At Bat app for iPhone and iPad gets a big update today in time for Spring Training bringing Spanish language support, new features, and all the details on what content will be available. Most of the app has also been redesigned including all new UI’s for team pages, scoreboards, and the newsreader. Also new in the app for version 8.0.0 and 2015: • New UI for all 30 team pages & the league-wide scoreboard (iPhone only) • Player search expanded to include all active and historical MLB player cards (iPhone only) • Re-designed UI for the newsreader (iPhone & iPad)…
  • Review: Sengled’s Pulse system combines LED lights and JBL-powered Bluetooth speakers (Video)

    Dom Esposito
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    Sengled’s Pulse LED light system is definitely a product I never thought would be a thing. The Pulse series is a system of LED lights with built-in speakers. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s something I never thought would need to exist. That being said, because it was so unique I figured it would be worth checking out and to my surprise, it’s actually pretty cool… The Pulse system comes as a starter kit which includes a master bulb and a satellite bulb. This alone will allow you to have a stereo speaker system, but you can connect up to seven satellite bulbs…
  • Vesper note-taking app adds first iPad version, landscape support for iPhone

    Zac Hall
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:39 am
    Q Branch is out with a big update to Vesper, the alternative note-taking app for iOS. Vesper 2.005 adds landscape support to the app for iPhone so you can now browse, manage, and create notes outside of portrait orientation. The 2.005 update also includes Vesper for iPad, the first time the note-taking app has been available with a version optimized for the tablet. Vesper for iPad features the same support for landscape use as the iPhone, and Q Branch’s syncing feature keeps notes between both apps up-to-date. Vesper, which first launched in 2013 with the help of Apple blogger John…
  • VLC for iOS back on the App Store, OS X app updated alongside massive cross-platform release

    Stephen Hall
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:28 am
    VideoLAN has today launched several updates to VLC across its apps on iOS, Android, OS X, and every other platform where the app is available, marking the first time that the company has pushed such a massive coordinated release and the re-release of the iOS app. The new versions (with the main app numbered 2.2.0), include several features across the various platforms, and VLC says it took more than a year of volunteer work to put them together… Among many others, one of the headlining features in this version is that VLC now automatically detects vertical videos and rotates them…
  • CyClip is an Apple Watch bike handlebar mount arriving April 30th

    Jordan Kahn
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
    An upcoming product called CyClip will act as a bicycle handlebar mount for the Apple Watch. Currently in development by a company called Var out of Michigan, the team plans to launch the product shortly after Apple launches the Apple Watch in April. CyClip provides a simple and elegant solution to a simple problem. Just install and then click in your watch module. Taking it off is also easy, just push in the release mechanism and then remove the watch… We use all metal die-cast parts that meet the demand of the road. The adapter secures to your handlebar using hardware compatible with…
 
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    MakeUseOf » Mac OS X

  • Everything You Need to Know about Your Mac’s Dock

    Tim Brookes
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The dock is to OS X what the Start menu is to Windows (though that comparison worked a lot better four years ago). It’s the primary way many users interact with Mac OS X, but a lot of people still don’t know some of the most basic and useful things the dock is capable of. That’s why we have decided to compile everything you need to know about your Mac OS X dock into one compendium of multi-tasking mastery. You’ll probably know how to do many of these things, but you might also be surprised at what you’ve been missing for all these years. A Dock of Two…
  • Automate Mac Settings Depending On Your Location With ControlPlane

    Justin Pot
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    You use your Mac differently at home than you do at work. What if it knew the difference between these contexts, and set itself up accordingly? That’s idea behind Control Plane, a free Mac app you can use to teach your Mac all sorts of tricks. You could, for example, set your Mac up to automatically: Mute the system’s volume when you’re at the library, so you don’t accidentally bother anyone. Set a different default printer at work than at home. Wake up your Mac without a password at home, but require one when you’re somewhere else (the way Android...Read the…
  • Turn Your NAS Or Windows Share Into A Time Machine Backup

    Justin Pot
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    Use your NAS, or any network share, for backing up your Mac with Time Machine. Apple’s backup software officially only works with supported devices, but with a little work you can trick it into backing up to any network drive! In 2011, James showed you how to back up your Mac to a homemade time capsule. Any alternative to Apple’s $300 wireless backup unit is welcome, but this method doesn’t work any more. Happily, there is a way around this for Macs running OS X Yosemite. To summarize, we’re going to do four things: Create a sparse image – a virtual...Read the full…
  • Customise Your Mac OS X Dock With These Hidden Terminal Commands

    Tim Brookes
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    So you already know everything there is to know about your Mac’s dock, but what if you want to change it? Luckily there are a number of tweaks you can apply to change the way the dock behaves. From simple tweaks like adding hidden stacks for recent items, to only displaying the currently open applications – there’s a lot you can do to make Mac OS X your own. All of these tweaks are built into OS X by default but hidden from view, so you’ll need to use the Terminal in order to make use of them. Using Terminal to Customise Your Dock...Read the full article: Customise…
  • Type on Your iPhone or iPad Using Your Mac Keyboard

    Mihir Patkar
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Your iPhone’s tiny screen doesn’t make for a great keyboard. Fortunately, you can use your MacBook or Apple keyboard to type on your iPhone or iPad, without wrestling with the touchscreen. With iOS 8, Apple finally introduced third-party keyboards for iPhones and iPads. And no doubt, they do make typing easier. But it still doesn’t match up to the experience of typing on your MacBook. What we are looking for here is a seamless shift between typing on your computer and typing on your phone or tablet. And they should work with any Mac keyboard, like some of the best…
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    ifoAppleStore

  • Neighbors Organize Protest Over Future Apple Store

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

    Gary Allen
    14 Feb 2015 | 7:05 pm
    In typical Apple fashion, customer service trumped the scheduled 10 p.m. closing time of the Oakridge (N. Calif.) retail store last night, the last of nine mini-stores that debuted in 2004 and introduced the now-familiar stainless steel interior design. All of the other stores have moved to larger spaces, and now so has Oakridge. Store employees allowed a family to finish their purchase before lowering the security grating at 10:19 p.m. There were hugs among about 55 current and and past store employees in front of the store as it closed. They were joined by other Apple staffers and…
  • Historic Genius Bar Logos Are Being Removed

    Gary Allen
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:34 am
    An original and significant element of Apple’s retail stores is disappearing. Over the past month workers have been removing the “atom” symbol that has pinpointed the Genius Bars since the first store opened in 2001, and they are replacing it with wall graphics to match those recently installed in back-lit wall displays. The Corte Madera (N. Calif.) store was the latest to make the change. The symbol was based on the chemistry depiction of an atom, meant to signify “genius.” It has gone through several revisions over the years to match the various interior…
  • Apple Expanding Green Energy To More Stores

    Gary Allen
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Apple announced today that it’s signed an $848 million contract to purchase solar electricity that will convert all 52 of its California stores, its headquarters and a data center to green power by the end of 2016. Speaking at a San Francisco financial conference, CEO Tim Cook said, “Our view is that the time for talk is past and the time for action is now.” He said the company has signed a 25-year lease with First Solar Inc. for 130 megawatts of electricity. The deal will help Apple save money, Cook said, but only as a secondary goal. “We’re doing…
  • Store Employees Indicted, Gift Card Fraud Ring

    Gary Allen
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:59 pm
    The Manhattan (NYC) district attorney announced indictments today against four former Apple retail store employees and a dental office receptionist, accusing them of defrauding Barclays Bank of of $700,000 through fraudulently-obtained Apple gift cards. The alleged scheme included employees from stores in New York state and New Jersey, and originated with stolen personal information from over 250 dental patients. The personal information was used to obtain instant on-line credit from Barclays which, in turn, was used to purchase Apple gift cards, ultimately used to buy Apple products at…
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    The MacTrack - iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and Mac News

  • Mac-Chi Announces Wordaux 1.0 – Easy-To-Use Basic Data Mining for OS X

    Richard
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Austin, Texas – Mac-Chi is proud to announce Wordaux, a data extraction tool with integrated one-click user actions for Apple’s Calendar, Contacts, Maps, Notes, Pages, Reminders, Safari, and TextEdit as well as Microsoft’s Excel, Outlook 2011, and Word. Designed to empower Mac users to leverage data as they encounter it, Wordaux can be used by sales executives, students doing research, or just the generally curious. Examples of usage include: creating contacts from spreadsheet data, augmenting existing spreadsheets with web data, building a note base for research papers, and…
  • MADFINGER games announces UNKILLED – a new thrilling zombie shooter

    Richard
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    Brno, Czech Republic – MADFINGER Games continues to uphold its legendary status through consistent critical acclaim and the high ranking of its games in app communities. “Unkilled continues in the tradition of the best from MADFINGER Games, who has employed visual quality, entertainment and diverse gameplay to capture the imaginations of over 80 million gamers,” clarifies game design and project leader, Tomas Stepanek, with regard to the development of the game. “Unkilled will offer each player the possibility to experience what it is like to get caught up in the chaos…
  • Tasty Candy Jelly That Will Leave You Hungry for More and Hours of Fun

    Richard
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Beverly Hills, California – The Sugar Jelly Crush app goes viral on the popular social networks sites like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. California based independent developer, Beverly Hills, LLC introduces Sugar Jelly Crush Free on the App Store, a fun, challenging, and entertaining game of matching candy and jelly. The role is to tap and drag finger to connect three or more jelly dots horizontally, vertically or diagonally to clear them. The objective is to rack up as many points as possible in 60 seconds. This app game allows users to challenge themselves and battle their…
  • HOLA! Philippines is now available on Magzter

    Richard
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:15 am
    New York, New York – La Revista Publications Inc., from Makati City Philippines, brings Asia’s hot favorite HOLA! Philippines, to the world’s largest and fastest growing digital cross-platform newsstand and magazine Magzter. Following the tremendous responses that its sister editions HELLO! Middle East and HELLO! Thailand received on Magzter, HOLA! Philippines becomes the next international edition from the premier Spanish publishing brand to join the newsstand. The magazine firmly adheres to a philosophy based on traditional family values – positivity, trust, respect…
  • Deliver Express 2.4.6 Improves File Transfer to SFTP Servers

    Richard
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:10 am
    Toronto (ON) Canada – Zevrix Solutions today announces Deliver Express 2.4.6, a maintenance update to its automated solution to send and share files easily across the Internet and local networks. Deliver Express processes files automatically from watched hot folders and supports FTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV, AFP and other remote and local services. The software can run absolutely unattended and offers variable e-mail notifications, delivery to multiple destinations, file compression and encryption, and much more. The new version ensures that the app automatically creates date-based folder…
 
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    The Loop

  • Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ dies at 83

    Shawn King
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
    New York Times:Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.He was a wonderful actor in many roles but will obviously always be known for the iconic Spock. A very sad loss.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • 12 of the most famous songs no one’s ever heard

    Shawn King
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:46 am
    Mic:Some of the most mythic songs in history have never before been heard. Music has long played an integral role in literature and myth — forms that imperfectly captured the sounds described. What follows is a list of some of the most compelling songs that no living being has ever heard. These are songs that, without any music, testify to the true power of the art formWhen I first read the headline, I thought it was poorly written but upon reading the story I realized they were right – there are many famous “songs” we’ve never actually heard.∞ Read this on The…
  • All-Apple Modern Family episode on line now

    Dave Mark
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:17 am
    I watched this all-Apple episode of Modern Family with low expectations. I loved it. So very well done.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Apple ranked first as fastest and most most efficient online retailer

    Dave Mark
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:08 am
    Apple Insider:In its first ever quarterly study, customer service analytics firm StellaService ranked Apple as the fastest and most most efficient online retailer in terms of shipments for the fourth quarter of 2014, taking an average of 2.5 days to send out orders.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Tim Cook to give commencement address to George Washington students on National Mall

    Dave Mark
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:04 am
    Read the announcement but, more importantly, be sure to watch the video showing the invitation process. It is well worth it.∞ Read this on The Loop
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • Google Inbox: The Revolutionary Intelligent Way to Email

    SK Mezanul Haque
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:34 am
    Google Inbox is the new intelligent way to email. If you have never heard about Google Inbox, well, Inbox is a new service that transforms the way you used to use email, traditionally. Inbox runs on Gmail and it transforms everything from your Gmail account for you in Inbox. At this moment, to access Inbox, you need to ask Google for an invite. More information about how to request for Google Inbox is at the end of this post. Once accepted, you will be able to use it on all supported devices and platforms. Google Inbox App 101: Functions, Features, Enhancements, More… Once you receive…
  • Latest Google Chrome Version Download For Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

    SK Mezanul Haque
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 40 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest Google Chrome update is a minor update towards the major update 40.0.2214.91, bumping up the version number to 40.0.2214.111. You can see the official log about this minor update here. The major version released before this minor update came with a number of fixes and improvements. The notable ones are: Updated info dialog for Chrome app on Windows and Linux. A new clock behind/ahead error message. If you already use Google Chrome you don’t need to worry about downloading the latest…
  • Sticky Password Premium Review

    SK Mezanul Haque
    25 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Sticky Password is one of the most popular platform independent password manager available. It supports all major platforms including Windows, Mac OS X, iOS (iPhone, iPad), Android. The password manager also supports BlackBerry OS10, Amazon Kindle Fire, Nokia X too. In the first week December, Lamantine Software released a major update of the password manager. Sticky Password 8 features many new and improved functions. Sticky Password is not a new name for My Technology Guide’s regular readers. We have been testing out all the major versions of the password manager since Sticky Password…
  • iOS 8.1.1 Update Details With IPSW Download Links

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    Apple released iOS 8.1.1 for all supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. iOS 8.1.1 (build 12B435, build 12B436) includes many bug fixes and general performance enhancements to improve the overall stability of iOS 8. As said earlier, iOS 8.1.1 update is mostly about bug fixes and stability enhancements. It includes performance enhancements for old iOS devices (iPad 2 and iPhone 4s). If your iOS device is running iOS, you can download iOS 8.1.1 either via OTA (Over The Air) or using iTunes. If you are an advance user, you can use the IPSW file (links at the end of this post) to update…
  • Download OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update: Fixes Bugs, Security Issues, Stability Issues

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    Apple released the first major update for OS X Yosemite 10.10 for Mac bumping the version number to OS X 10.10.1. OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update is a recommended update that includes a huge list of bug fixes, stability enhancements, and security updates. According to the change log, some major bugs like WiFi reliability issues, Mail app problems, Time Machine backup issues are fixed with this update. If you are running OS X Yosemite, you should download and install OS X 10.10.1 update. If you have set your Mac to install updates automatically, your Mac must have already updated. If you want to…
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  • Simple Tips to Improve Battery Life for Macs with OS X Yosemite

    Paul Horowitz
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:54 am
    Some Mac users have noted that MacBook Air and MacBook Pro battery life has took a downturn with their Macs running OS X Yosemite. While this doesn’t impact all users, and much of the perception of diminished battery is likely due to usage and various features, there are some easy settings changes that users can ... Read More
  • Enjoy a “Spring Forward” Wallpaper Inspired by Upcoming Apple Event

    Paul Horowitz
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    The invitation for the upcoming Apple Spring Forward event features an aesthetically pleasing image as the background, which happens to make a great wallpaper for your Mac and iOS devices too. If you’re feeling creative, you can get the original image sized at 2560×812 below and make something of it yourself, otherwise the large 3384×3384 ... Read More
  • Apple to Host Livestreamed “Spring Forward” Media Event on March 9

    Paul Horowitz
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:50 am
    Apple will host a media event on March 9, 2015 at 10AM PST. The event is to be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California, but Apple is planning on livestreaming the occasion as well. The official invite from Apple, shown above courtesy of MacRumors, has the tagline “Spring ... Read More
  • Can’t Open a Specific File in OS X? Search the Mac App Store Quickly to Find an App That Can

    Paul Horowitz
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    If you’ve ever come across a file that you can’t open on your Mac, or perhaps that doesn’t open as you may expect it to in a particular OS X app, maybe rendering poorly or like a bunch of gibberish after forcing it, this quick trick can help find a more appropriate application to open ... Read More
  • Visit Open Web Pages on Other Devices with iCloud Tabs

    Paul Horowitz
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:41 pm
    Safari iCloud Tabs are a great feature that allow you to visit and access any actively opened web page in Safari on another iPhone, iPad, or Mac. This is really handy if you found something interesting on your iPhone but you’d rather read it on your iPad or Mac, or vice versa, and in some ... Read More
 
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  • VLC Player 22.0 Out for Multiple Platforms With Extensions, Resume Playback And More

    Imran
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:49 am
    VLC player version 22.0 is now available as a major release for multiple platforms with new features including playback resume support, UltraHD codecs, automatic video rotation, extensions, operating system specific user interface updates and much more. VLC player 22.0, codenamed WeatherWax is available for both desktop and mobile platforms which include Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS,(...)
  • Tweetbot Update For Yosemite and for iPad Coming Soon, Announce Tapbots

    Imran
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Tweetbot is the best Twitter app for iOS and Mac platforms. Infact, the best Twitter app when compared to even competing apps on other platforms. However, Tapbots, the makers of Tweetbot have been slow to update the Mac and iPad versions. Good news is, that is about to change. Tapbots have revamped their website with(...)
  • Google Maps for iOS Gets Events, Business Look Up and Quick Facts Updates

    Imran
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    Google has updated their Maps for iOS with some new updates which include helpful information discovery, Local Guides badges and events details. Here is the complete change log from Google for version 4.3.0: • See businesses nearby when looking up an address • Get quick facts on popular points of interest • See a list(...)
  • Apple Announces ‘Spring Forward’ Event On 9th March, Will Be Streamed Live

    Imran
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Apple has announced an event for March 9 titled ‘Spring Forward’, which will be streamed live on their website. As always, there are no details as to what exactly the event would be about, but rumors point to Apple Watch launch. Scheduled for 10 am PDT, the event will take place at Yerba Buena Center(...)
  • Pebble Time Smartwatch – What It Does And Does Not Do

    Imran
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:46 am
    Pebble Time is a new color e-paper smartwatch with the same 7 day battery life and apps that users love. Pebble has also added a microphone and a new timeline interface to the watch to make it more useful. Pebble is one of the most experienced players in the smartwatch market right now. Arriving in(...)
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  • Satechi 7-Port USB Hub

    Chita Hunter
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Just as you can’t have enough power when it comes to your computing device, you also can’t have enough ports that connect to that computing device. I needed wanted a new USB port. The Belkin unit that I had, and most of the ones I came across had ports on all sides of the unit, basically looking like an octopus by the time I was done plugging into the ports. While this served the purpose, and was acceptable years back when I first purchased the hub, now functionality was trumping form. I’d restructured my work area, and was now looking for a hub with ports only on one side. So, I was…
  • MacGroup-Detroit Meeting Dates – Revised

    Chita Hunter
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:18 am
      “MacGroup-Detroit meeting dates are now back to the third Sunday of the month where they have been for years.” Make sure to refresh your Calendar or subscribe to it from the MacGroup Detroit web site. Dates February 15, 2015 March 15, 2015 April 26, 2015 May 17, 2015 Starts early at 2PM ends and out at 4PM afterglow at 4PM June 28, 2015 July 19, 2015 August 16, 2015 September 13, 2015 Could not be changed, Temple conflict. October 18, 2015 November 15, 2015 December 20, 2015   See You There!
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    Chita Hunter
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
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  • One Time Machine Backup Is Not Enough

    Terry White
    28 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    That’s my brand new Late 2014 MacBook Pro above and on December 22nd at around 8:30PM I got a spinning beach ball cursor. It happens sometimes. However, it seemed that more than just the current app was having issues so I did a force reboot and that pretty blue display you see above is all I saw from that moment forward. Normally in a case of system corruption you can hold down a variety of keys to bypass the internal drive and boot up either from the built-in recovery partition or an external/network drive. However, none of the usual keys worked. Holding down Option, D, R, etc. did…
  • Merry Christmas!

    Chita Hunter
    24 Dec 2014 | 10:42 pm
    From MacGroup-Detroit to You!
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  • Mac-Chi Announces Wordaux 1.0 – Easy-To-Use Basic Data Mining for OS X

    Richard
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Austin, Texas – Mac-Chi is proud to announce Wordaux, a data extraction tool with integrated one-click user actions for Apple’s Calendar, Contacts, Maps, Notes, Pages, Reminders, Safari, and TextEdit as well as Microsoft’s Excel, Outlook 2011, and Word. Designed to empower Mac users to leverage data as they encounter it, Wordaux can be used by sales executives, students doing research, or just the generally curious. Examples of usage include: creating contacts from spreadsheet data, augmenting existing spreadsheets with web data, building a note base for research papers, and…
  • MADFINGER games announces UNKILLED – a new thrilling zombie shooter

    Richard
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    Brno, Czech Republic – MADFINGER Games continues to uphold its legendary status through consistent critical acclaim and the high ranking of its games in app communities. “Unkilled continues in the tradition of the best from MADFINGER Games, who has employed visual quality, entertainment and diverse gameplay to capture the imaginations of over 80 million gamers,” clarifies game design and project leader, Tomas Stepanek, with regard to the development of the game. “Unkilled will offer each player the possibility to experience what it is like to get caught up in the chaos…
  • Tasty Candy Jelly That Will Leave You Hungry for More and Hours of Fun

    Richard
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Beverly Hills, California – The Sugar Jelly Crush app goes viral on the popular social networks sites like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. California based independent developer, Beverly Hills, LLC introduces Sugar Jelly Crush Free on the App Store, a fun, challenging, and entertaining game of matching candy and jelly. The role is to tap and drag finger to connect three or more jelly dots horizontally, vertically or diagonally to clear them. The objective is to rack up as many points as possible in 60 seconds. This app game allows users to challenge themselves and battle their…
  • HOLA! Philippines is now available on Magzter

    Richard
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:15 am
    New York, New York – La Revista Publications Inc., from Makati City Philippines, brings Asia’s hot favorite HOLA! Philippines, to the world’s largest and fastest growing digital cross-platform newsstand and magazine Magzter. Following the tremendous responses that its sister editions HELLO! Middle East and HELLO! Thailand received on Magzter, HOLA! Philippines becomes the next international edition from the premier Spanish publishing brand to join the newsstand. The magazine firmly adheres to a philosophy based on traditional family values – positivity, trust, respect…
  • Deliver Express 2.4.6 Improves File Transfer to SFTP Servers

    Richard
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:10 am
    Toronto (ON) Canada – Zevrix Solutions today announces Deliver Express 2.4.6, a maintenance update to its automated solution to send and share files easily across the Internet and local networks. Deliver Express processes files automatically from watched hot folders and supports FTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV, AFP and other remote and local services. The software can run absolutely unattended and offers variable e-mail notifications, delivery to multiple destinations, file compression and encryption, and much more. The new version ensures that the app automatically creates date-based folder…
 
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  • Keeping Tabs on Friends & Family

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

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

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

    Rachel Narkewicz
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:19 am
    Every year after one of the most masculine days of the year (Super Bowl Sunday), we have Valentine’s Day to maintain balance in the world. That’s right it’s that time of year again. If you’re an extremely prepared individual, you most likely have every aspect planned out for a extraordinarily romantic Valentine’s Day. However, if you are like many of us, you just realized you still have nothing planned: no card, flowers, dinner reservations… Keep reading, because we are here to help! You’re just a few taps and swipes away from making it look like you…
  • Black History Month - The Underground Railroad

    Don Mayer
    9 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    The Underground Railroad was a huge network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and to Canada. It was not run by any single organization or person. Rather, it consisted of many individuals — many whites but predominently black — who knew only of the local efforts to aid fugitives and not of the overall operation. Yet, it effectively moved hundreds of slaves northward each year — according to one estimate, the South lost 100,000 slaves between 1810 and 1850. An organized system to assist runaway slaves seems to have begun towards the end of the 18th…
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  • Wordaux is new data mining app for Mac OS X

    dsellers
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    Mac-Chi has released Wordaux 1.0 (http://www.wordaux.com), a data extraction tool for Mac OS X with integrated one-click user actions. The app recognizes selected text, Clipboard, files, and webpages as data sources. From these sources it extracts seven data types for names, email addresses, phone numbers, postal addresses, urls, dates, and a user supplied custom regex. Designed to empower Mac users to leverage data as they encounter it, Wordaux can be used by sales executives, students doing research, or just the generally curious. read more
  • RealVNC releases Mac compatible VNC product

    dsellers
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:43 am
    RealVNC (www.realvnc.com) has released its flagship VNC product for the Raspberry Pi, enabling users to connect to their Pi from any Mac, Windows, or Linux computer. Once VNC has been downloaded to the Pi users can apply a free license or, for an enhanced set of features, a personal or enterprise license. Raspberry Pi users will also be able to connect to their Pi from an iPad, iPhone, Android or Chrome device by downloading RealVNC’s free VNC Viewer app, which is available in the Apple App Store, Google Play or the Chrome web store. read more
  • Kool Tools: Records for Mac

    dsellers
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:36 am
    Push Popcorn's (http://pushpopcorn.com) Records 1.0 for Mac OS X is a personal database tool built around a WYSIWYG [what you see is what you get] Visual Editor. No prior database knowledge is required and you don't have to write a single line of code. read more
  • QuartzCode 1.2 for OS X adds unified timeline panel, improved masking

    dsellers
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:19 am
    Wan Ahmad Lutfi has released QuartzCode 1.2, an update to his code generation tool for Mac OS X. It's a lightweight animation tool that turns vector drawing and animation into Objective C and Swift code, bridging the gap between developer, designer and animator. Version 1.2 introduces a new unified timeline panel, which now show animations from all layers, instead of only one layer. read more
  • A-Shirt launches with Apple-inspired t-shirts

    dsellers
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Following a successful launch on the French speaking market, A-Shirt (https://a-shirt.club/) is launching in the English speaking market and is inviting all Apple fans to join the club, which specializes in Apple inspired t-shirts. "Following the successful launch in the French speaking market last December, we are happy to invite all Apple addicts out there to join the A-Shirt Club," says co-founder Cyril Pavillard. "Its aim is to unite Apple fans from around the world on one platform and allow them to show their love for Apple products in a unique, sleek and stylish way." read more
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  • Ask: Sharing Monitors between Computers

    MacLife Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
    Got an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question? Here's the answer. In this edition of Ask, we'll explain what to do when you're having trouble sharing monitors between your Mac and another computer.QuestionI have two computers and two monitors: a Mac Pro (running Mavericks) with a 27-inch Dell monitor connected using DisplayPort, and a Windows 8 PC with another Dell monitor that’s shared between the PC and the Mac Pro over DVI on the PC. Sometimes I want to use both monitors on the Mac, but if I unplug the monitor from the PC and connect it to the Mac Pro, the Mac recognises the new display, but…
  • Price Drop: The Weekend's Best App Deals, February 27

    J Keirn-Swanson
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:54 am
    This week's Price Drop has a bit of something for everybody: we've got photography, health, cooking, productivity, art, and — in honor of his Mar. 2 birthday — interactive children's books from the great Dr. Seuss. So let's see what we can see, but, unlike Dr. Seuss's character, let's not try to read with our eyes shut, shall we?
  • Deals: Last Chance Pay What You Want Learn To Design Bundle

    MacLife Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]Have you ever dreamed of creating your designs for the web or mobile devices? It's an art in its own right, creating interfaces and designs that are equa parts visually appealing and functional. If you want to bring your design dreams to life, then you should grab the Learn to Design Bundle. You can pick the price in our Deals tab.What you'll find in the Learn to Design Bundle is the starter kit to your design career. It's packed with the know-how that you'll need asa you start on your journey to create your own web creations.
  • Apple Daily: March 9 Media Event; iCloud & Apple Maps Updates

    Leif Johnson
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:46 pm
    Apple has finally sent out invitations for its next media event, which will likely focus on pricing and peripherals for the upcoming Apple Watch. In other news, Apple has at last opened its iWork for iCloud to everyone, and the Cupertino company is adding spiffy little cosmetic features to Apple Maps.Apple to Hold Media Event on March 9; Apple Watch Set for AprilApple's next big media event will take place on Monday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time, according to invitations that the Cupertino company sent out this morning. The event will be held at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for…
  • The Best New iOS Games: HeavenStrike Rivals, Overkill 3, and More!

    Giancarlo Saldana
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
 
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  • OS X 10.10.3 14D87h Still All About Photos

    the rocr
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:56 pm
    With the upcoming release of OS X 10.10.3, the world — or at least the parts that matter — will get their hands on Apple’s iPhoto + Aperture replacement Photos, as well as a bunch o’ new and improved emojis, ... The post OS X 10.10.3 14D87h Still All About Photos appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Life Is What Happens When Planning a Funeral

    the rocr
    14 Feb 2015 | 3:33 pm
    As only a few of you know, my wife Regina has been wrestling with stage 4 lung cancer with brain mets for over two years. While we always knew the outcome, with the help of some rather magic/toxic drugs, she ... The post Life Is What Happens When Planning a Funeral appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Toast 12.1 Titanium Update Brings Speed, Stability, Bug Fixes

    the rocr
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Wanna share a movie with grandma? Chances are you’ll need to burn a DVD. Have MRI, X-ray, CT or PET Scan images and need copies? Yep, you’re gonna need to burn some disks. Thankfully, Toast 12 Titanium is available and ... The post Toast 12.1 Titanium Update Brings Speed, Stability, Bug Fixes appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Target Ticket: Another Streamer Biting the Dust

    the rocr
    11 Feb 2015 | 1:26 pm
    The video streaming service sweepstakes has yet to name a winner, but the list of losers continues to grow. Like Redbox Instant before it, Target Ticket is shutting down for good on March 7. Industry sources say Target launched Target Ticket ... The post Target Ticket: Another Streamer Biting the Dust appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • The Dovekeepers: February Audiobook of the Month

    the rocr
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:21 pm
    From the “made with real truth” section of the iTunes Audiobook Store comes The Dovekeepers: A Novel, the February audiobook of the month. It’s a retelling of the Mosada epic (70 CE) through the lives of two women and five ... The post The Dovekeepers: February Audiobook of the Month appeared first on FairerPlatform.
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  • Apple patent improves access to emergency contacts and medical records

    Roland Banks
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a patent application today from Apple that describes enhanced techniques to show emergency contact information and medical records on a locked device. The patent, entitled “EMERGENCY INFORMATION ACCESS ON PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES” describes improved techniques for facilitating emergency access to one or more contacts stored on a portable electronic device, where […] The post Apple patent improves access to emergency contacts and medical records appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple applies for orientation-based audio patent, possibly related to rumoured iPad Pro

    Roland Banks
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:42 am
    Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a patent application from Apple that describes a method of automatically routing audio to different speakers on an electronic device, based upon its orientation. This may be used in the long-rumoured iPad Pro which is said to include additional speakers on the sides of the device. The patent, […] The post Apple applies for orientation-based audio patent, possibly related to rumoured iPad Pro appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple awarded patent for strengthened glass displays

    Roland Banks
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:09 am
    Apple has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today for methods of improving the strength of glass covers on electronics devices such as the iPhone. Strengthened glass screen The patent describes systems and methods for improving strength of a thin glass cover for an electronic device. In one example, […] The post Apple awarded patent for strengthened glass displays appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple invents a new Home Button which also functions as a Joystick

    Roland Banks
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    Apple filed a patent today with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) which describes a unique Home Button invention that can be used either as a regular button or as a gaming joystick. The patent demonstrates that Apple is considering ways to improve on the design of the Home Button to be a more […] The post Apple invents a new Home Button which also functions as a Joystick appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • iPhone 6 gets hot, fix

    Serhat Kurt
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:56 am
    Several users have reported an issue in which users feel that their iPhone 6 (and iPhone 6 Plus) sometimes get hot. Do you think that your idevice is overheating? This article explains why your iPhone is getting hot and how you can troubleshoot the problem. The first thing we should mention is that it is […] The post iPhone 6 gets hot, fix appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
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  • Apple Patent Outlines Mobile App Data Sharing and Collaboration Over Facetime

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:17 pm
    Apple’s U.S. Patent for `Interactive Application Sharing’ Though screen sharing for collaboration is a popular function on desktops, it is yet to make its way to mobile devices and as assigned by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple Adds Two-Step Authentication to iMessage and FaceTime

    24 Feb 2015 | 10:46 pm
    Security of FaceTime & iMessage App Apple,it is said has made improvement in the security of FaceTime and iMessage, its voice/video together with multimedia chat communication tools and has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple Gears Up to Challenge Tesla in Electric Cars

    15 Feb 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Creation of Apple Branded Electric Vehicle The Cupertino California Company has revolutionized phones and music and is now focusing at bigger target – the automobiles, as reported by Daisuke... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple's Strikes Biggest Solar Power Deal

    12 Feb 2015 | 8:26 pm
    Apple In Partnership with Arizona Based – First Solar Inc.  Apple – the Computer giant has recently signed a 25 year power purchase agreement for 130 MW in partnership with Arizona based, First... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Corning Unveils 'Project Phire' Super Scratch-Resistant Glass

    9 Feb 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Project Phire – Ultra-Scratch Resistance  According to recent CNET report, Corning has unveiled a new material that it had been working on, which combines the strength of its prevailing Gorilla... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Things to Do with Your Old Phones

    Milana Rose
    21 Feb 2015 | 6:44 am
    Do you know that we’re creating over 19.000 tons of electronic waste every year? Over 50% of that electronic waste are actually smartphones; old smartphones that are thrown away by their owners. Throwing away old phones is never a good […]
  • 7 iPhone Trends in 2015 to Watch Out For

    Milana Rose
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    The iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones on the planet, and as Apple has released more and more iterations of its flagship device, the specifications have grown, the features have grown more diverse, and Apple aficionados and technology […]
  • Trust Movavi Screen Capture To Record Voice On Your Mac Device

    Milana Rose
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    Do you need to record online streaming audio on your Mac device? It could be that you have to record system alerts or apps or save streaming audio from internet or need to capture voice from the microphone. Well, whatever […]
  • 6 Best Investment Apps to Manage and Grow Your Financial Portfolio

    Milana Rose
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    Making good investment can be a great challenge for investors and this is not some kind of a secret which is never revealed before, thus, everyone knows about it. Since it is greatly challenging, one has to be very wise […]
  • Android vs iOS: Highlighting Some Major User Differences

    Chris Warren
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:32 am
    With Android and iPhone being two of the majorly used mobile operating platforms, it is interesting to note that the coming years will witness app developers investing their time and efforts on building apps that can run on Apple’s iOS […]
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    AllTimeMac

  • How to Sell Your Old iPhone for Cash

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

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

    Anup Kayastha
    17 Jan 2015 | 3:03 am
    Just the day after all-new iPad Air release, case makers are already making iPad Air cases available to purchase in 2014. The new iPad Air is features improved processing power, improved hardware and is as light as one pound. There’s already dozens of cases for iPad Air in the market, it’s quite hard to find the case that has all the features you want. So, we decided to list the best iPad Air cases that are loved by the users most. Have an iPhone 5? Here’s 50 cool iPhone 5 cases. In addition to Apple Smart Cover for iPad Air (costs $79), here we have listed up the best iPad…
  • 10 Best iPhone 6 Cases and Covers

    Dipesh Timilsina
    5 Jan 2015 | 10:20 am
    BendGate? Nope! iPhone 6 has only just launched and the case makers are already flooding the market with all kinds of iPhone 6 cases. All kind of cases are available for purchase but not every case will fit your needs. Some cases are designed to make your iPhone 6 look cool while others are designed to protect your iPhone during accidents. With so many options to choose from, at times, it becomes difficult to choose the best case. To make your work easy, we have created an ultimate list of best iPhone 6 cases among which you will surely like at least one. We’ve made best cases list for…
  • iPhone 6 Plus VS Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Battle of the Titans

    Dipesh Timilsina
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:21 pm
    iPhone 6 Plus is eyeing for Phablet niche which Samsung created some years ago. But capitalizing in a niche Samsung masters isn’t going to be easy. Not easy, especially when Samsung has just outed their flagship phone of the year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Which one is superior of the two? Let’s find out! iPhone 6 Plus is Apple’s first phablet while the Note 4 is Samsung’s forth phablet.  Samsung has 4 years of experience when it comes to phablet innovation. Let us start our comparison with technical specs comparison. iPhone 6 Plus 5.5″ IPS LCD Display Full HD…
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    Apple World Today

  • MLB At Bat gets an update just in time for Spring Training

    Steven Sande
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Photo for Apple World Today © 2015, Steven Sande All rights reserved Pitchers and catchers are already warming up in anticipation of the start of Major League Baseball Spring Training on Tuesday, March 3 2015, which means it's time for another spring tradition -- the update of the MLB At Bat app.According to the release notes, MLB At Bat 8.0 includes these new features: New UI for all 30 team pages & the league-wide scoreboard (iPhone only)Player search expanded to include all active and historical MLB player cards (iPhone only)Re-designed UI for the newsreader (iPhone &…
  • Tim Cook reveals Apple Watch may replace key fobs, offer exercise rewards

    Kelly Hodgkins
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Ahead of the expected Apple Watch announcement next month, Apple CEO Tim Cook talked to the Telegraph's Allister Heath about the Watch and how it will change people's lives once it is launched. "This will be just like the iPhone: people wanted it and bought for a particular reason, perhaps for browsing, but then found out that they loved it for all sorts of other reasons."Cook expects the Watch to kick off an explosion of innovation as developers and other companies develop novel ways of using the wrist-worn device. There will be lots of other potentially revolutionary…
  • A first look at Avatron Software's Air Display 3.0

    Steven Sande
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Avatron Software's Air Display iOS app has been around since 2010, providing a way for Mac and PC users to use an iPhone or iPad as a second screen over a Wi-Fi connection. That method of connection was fine... although there was a bit of lag due to network latency and the connection sometimes outright failed. In January of 2015, a competitor -- Duet Display (US$7.99) --  hit the scene, and immediately captured the minds and wallets of a lot of users simply because it used a fast Lightning connection rather than Wi-Fi, allowing instantaneous updates with no lag. Avatron has…
  • Vogue Paris profiles the Apple Watch, calling it a "small revolution"

    Kelly Hodgkins
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    Apple is beginning to court the fashion world with a two-page spread in the French edition of Vogue magazine, Vogue Paris. Spotted by French site Mac4Ever and PomPomComedy (Via AppleInsider), the article profiles the Watch, calling it "a small revolution." Apple's Watch also recently graced the cover of women's lifestyle magazine Self, and reportedly is slated for a 12-page advertisement push in the March issue of Vogue US. Our take on the news: Apple realizes that it needs to have the blessing of the fashion press for the Watch to be accepted by a whole different type of consumer. We expect…
  • Apple to live stream its March 9th special event

    Kelly Hodgkins
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    After sending out invitations to its March 9th "Spring Forward" event, Apple updated its Events web page with details about the live stream of the event. Apple will be streaming the entire presentation starting at 10AM PDT on March 9th. Similar to previous events, the stream will require you to watch via Apple TV or Safari for the Mac or iOS. Our take on the news: Apple is expected to announce the final launch details for the Watch, so this will be an event you shouldn't miss. We will watching (no pun intended) and blogging the event, so join us for real-time news and commentary.
 
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    Six Colors

  • Contacts on iOS can't merge, but it can link

    Dan Moren
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    by Dan Moren Yesterday, I decried the lack of certain features in iOS’s Contacts app, but a Twitter follower pointed out that I wasn’t quite correct about one of those. It turns out there is a way to “merge” contacts via iOS. I put “merge” in quotes, because unlike the OS X feature, the contacts in question don’t seem to permanently meld together; the feature simply unites the cards as one for the purposes of viewing. Unlike OS X’s solution, iOS’s solution is non-destructive; you can separate the records at any time. Hence why it’s…
  • Leonard Nimoy dies at 83

    Jason Snell
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:24 am
    Leonard Nimoy died today. There is no single creative work that more influenced me as a child than “Star Trek.” Not only can I not remember life before “Star Trek,” I can’t remember life before knowing every episode of “Star Trek” by heart. I really do believe that Spock, and Leonard Nimoy, was the biggest single reason for the show’s success—in the ’60s and through all the reruns that I saw in the ’70s. As Marc Cushman and Susan Osborn’s remarkable “Star Trek” history “These Are The Voyages” makes…
  • TypeSnippets: Visual text expansion for iOS ↦

    Jason Snell
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Nice Mohawk’s new app, TypeSnippets, was released today. It’s a clever-but-simple keyboard extension for iOS 8 that lets you send commonly typed phrases by picking them out of a list. There are other utilities that speed text input on iOS, such as TextExpander, and iOS itself has a text shortcut feature, but they require you to type in a key phrase that’s expanded out into something much greater. TypeSnippets’s approach is different because it’s visual—you pick the snippet you want to appear, rather than typing the right characters to trigger an expansion.
  • Spring forward: Apple event coming March 9

    Jason Snell
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
    On Thursday Apple invited members of the media to an event at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater on Monday, March 9 at 10 a.m. The invitation, headed with colorful petal-shaped images, is titled “Spring forward.” Six Colors will be on hand to report from the event and send you all the details.
  • Wish List: Contact management on iOS

    Dan Moren
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:46 am
    by Dan MorenPersonally, I find Apple’s Contacts app on iOS a necessary, well, if not “evil,” then at least a necessary “meh.” It syncs with my Mac, it stores contact data, and is accessible systemwide and to third-party apps. All great, but the Contacts app itself needs some work. There are two places in particular where I think Contacts falls down, but both those features can be grouped loosely under one heading: contact management. If you want to access contact information on iOS, it’s easy enough: search via Spotlight or the app’s internal search,…
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