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  • 3 Professional iPhone Camera Features that You Probably Don’t Know About

    Apple Gazette
    Brian Meyer
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:25 am
    The camera in the iPhone 5 as well as the updated version in the iPhone 5S both have some pretty great features that take the iPhone’s camera from a simple smartphone camera into a device that rivals today’s point-and-shoot models. This doesn’t mean your iPhone 5S is going to replace your DSLR any time soon, but by using these iPhone camera features, you can get the most out of the camera that’s always in your pocket. AE/AF Lock Before showing you how this works, it’s worth noting what AE/AF lock actually is. Your iPhone’s camera is pretty smart. It automatically judges where it…
  • Why carry a big power brick when you can tote the world’s smallest laptop adapter?

    Apple
    Kevin C. Tofel
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    It’s not unheard of for a laptop review to ding the product for a surprising reason: A bulky power adapter. What’s the point of carrying a light slim laptop if you also have to tote a near-brick sized power adapter for it? A new Kickstarter project aims to rid laptops of their bulky bricks: Enter the Dart, touted as the world’s smallest laptop power adapter. Dart is shockingly small but provides 65 watts of power to a connected laptop. That’s plenty of juice for most notebook computers although you’ll have to pay more for Dart if you use an Apple laptop because…
  • Macworld gems: The Roost MacBook stand, iMacompanion USB port

    MacNN
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Continuing our look at some of the more interesting devices and services we ran across at Macworld in San Francisco last month, MacNN and Electronista staffers will periodically write about items and vendors that caught our eye at the show that we thought our readers would like to know about. Today's focus is on two successfully-funded Kickstarter campaigns: The Roost stand for notebooks, and the iMacompanion USB port from Wiplabs....
  • Another Alleged iPhone 6 Case Surfaces with Cutouts for Moved Power Button, New Volume Controls

    MacRumors
    Richard Padilla
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    New photos showing what appears to be another case for Apple's larger-screen iPhone 6 have been posted by Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate]. While details about the case's exact length are unknown, the images are said to have come from a Chinese accessory maker and show a case designed for the next-generation iPhone, similar to cases pictured last week and those on display at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair yesterday. The case feature slightly rounded edges, similar to the design of the iPhone 5c and consistent with design drawings said to be for the iPhone 6. Like other cases and in line with…
  • ITbits: Mac Remote Desktop Software Roundup

    TidBITS
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
    David Koff shares an in-depth look at the state of today’s best remote desktop applications, the technologies on which they are built, and recommendations on the best titles to choose for various scenarios. 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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    MacNN

  • Eyefi launches cloud storage service for Mobi Wi-Fi memory cards

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:17 am
    Eyefi is expanding the usefulness of its Wi-Fi-equipped SD memory cards, by launching its own cloud storage service. The Mobi SD card, released last year, will now not only wirelessly transfer photographs taken by a digital camera to a mobile device, but it will also provide the option of automatically uploading it to the Eyefi Cloud....
  • Macworld gems: The Roost MacBook stand, iMacompanion USB port

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Continuing our look at some of the more interesting devices and services we ran across at Macworld in San Francisco last month, MacNN and Electronista staffers will periodically write about items and vendors that caught our eye at the show that we thought our readers would like to know about. Today's focus is on two successfully-funded Kickstarter campaigns: The Roost stand for notebooks, and the iMacompanion USB port from Wiplabs....
  • Briefly: Text expander Typinator 5.9, PDFpen 6.2 released

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Productivity software developer Ergonis has announced the release of Typinator 5.9, a maintenance update for its text expander. Released prior to the launch of the next major version 6, Typinator v5.9 incorporates several minor bug fixes, and improves compatibility with third-party applications, such as Aperture, MacGiro, Mellel and more. Requiring OS X 10.5.8 or later, Typinator 5.9 is a free upgrade for anyone who owns a valid license for Typinator 5, and costs $35.50 for new customers....
  • Report: Apple to partner with Shazam for song recognition in iOS 8

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Citing unnamed sources "with knowledge of the product," Bloomberg is reporting that Apple may enter into a partnership with song-identifying app Shazam to bring the music-matching feature to iOS 8. Users could, for example, ask Siri "what song is playing?" as they listen to iTunes Radio or other streaming music services, with the voice assistant enlisting Shazam's services to return an answer after a short identifying pause. This in turn would produce a link to the song on iTunes....
  • Mayer: Yahoo should be Apple's default search engine

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who has worked diligently to turn around the veteran search engine's fortunes with some success, is planning on appealing to Apple to make Yahoo's search engine the default choice on the Mac and iOS. Currently Apple offers Yahoo as a option for search, but uses Google as a default (and Bing to power Siri inquiries). Mayer may seen an opportunity to advance Yahoo's already-friendly relationship with Apple, given its fight with Google over Android and patents....
 
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    TidBITS

  • External Link: LaCie Credit Card Information Exposed

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:24 pm
    French hardware maker LaCie, best known for its Mac-centric hard drives and accessories, has acknowledged that a security breech on its online store exposed customer credit card numbers and contact information for much of the past year. Seagate, which now owns LaCie, denied any breech until 14 April 2014, when it confirmed to security journalist Brian Krebs that an attacker had gained access to “name, address, email address, payment card number and card expiration date for transactions made between March 27, 2013 and March 10, 2014.” Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.2

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    Adds a number of new features, in addition to bug fixes and refinements. ($59.95/$99.95 new, free update, 55.2/56 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
  • Keyboard Maestro 6.4.1

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    Fixes a number of bugs but adds no new features. ($36 new, free update, 24.4 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
  • ITbits: Mac Remote Desktop Software Roundup

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
    David Koff shares an in-depth look at the state of today’s best remote desktop applications, the technologies on which they are built, and recommendations on the best titles to choose for various scenarios. 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…
  • Typinator 5.9

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    The text expansion tool from Ergonis fixes a number of bugs. (€24.99 new, free update, 5.6 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.
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    TUAW

  • The transparent Mac trick

    Mike Wehner
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Usually these wallpapers don't work well with desktops, but this is a big exception. [Photo credit: Thomas Huxley]...
  • The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for April 16, 2014

    Steven Sande
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's...
  • How to create your own coiled iPhone charging cord

    Mike Wehner
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Apple's official iPhone and iPad charging cords are nothing special. Like any straight wires, they have a tendency to tangle in a bag and they don't look particularly neat laying across your desk or nightstand. But there's a way to give your official...
  • TUAW TV Live: Form factors and other delights

    Steven Sande
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:55 pm
    All the talk these days about forthcoming Apple devices seems to focus on one thing -- form factors, AKA "how big the screen is". With the iPhone, there's a lot of talk about a larger display, and despite the fact that the iPad already comes in two...
  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Kelly Hodgkins
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Geared for iPad [iPad;...
 
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    MacRumors

  • Apple Working With Shazam on Song Identification Capabilities for iOS 8

    Juli Clover
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Apple is working on a song identification feature as a new addition to iOS 8, reports Bloomberg. The company has plans to partner with music discovery service Shazam to offer users a way to discover a song that is playing on the radio or from another source, such as a TV, using a small music clip.The company is planning to unveil a song-discovery feature in an update of its iOS mobile software that will let users identify a song and its artist using an iPhone or iPad, said two people with knowledge of the product, who asked not to be identified because the feature isn’t public. Apple is…
  • Yahoo Wants to Be Apple’s Default iOS Search Engine

    Jordan Golson
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Yahoo is working on two internal projects to optimize its mobile search and monetization in order to convince Apple to make Yahoo the default search engine on iOS reports Re/code. The WSJ reported last year that Apple and Yahoo had been in discussions of how to integrate Yahoo's services more prominently in iOS, beyond powering the Weather and Stocks apps. The report says Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is preparing detailed presentations to present to Apple executives showing what its new mobile search product could look like. There are a pair of internal projects, code-named "Fast Break" and…
  • Google's 'Project Tango' Smartphone Uses Apple's PrimeSense Technology

    Juli Clover
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:59 am
    Earlier this year, Google unveiled "Project Tango," an experimental smartphone that incorporates 3D sensors to allow users to map indoor and outdoor environments. Reports suggested that the smartphone's 3D capabilities were powered by the Movidius Myriad 1 3D-sensing chip, but as it turns out, Project Tango is also powered by Apple technology. Alongside two Myriad 1 vision co-processors, Project Tango utilizes a PrimeSense Capri PS1200 3D imaging system-on-a-chip [PDF], technology that Apple acquired when it purchased PrimeSense late last year. The unexpected PrimeSense chip was discovered in…
  • Hyundai Bringing CarPlay to 2015 Sonata Models Later This Year

    Kelly Hodgkins
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Hyundai today announced that it will bring Apple's CarPlay technology to its Sonata automobile lineup starting next year. This introduction makes Hyundai the first volume automobile manufacturer to bring CarPlay to the market and leaves Honda as the only one of five brands featured by Apple as launching CarPlay support in 2014 yet to make a specific announcement. The first Hyundai automobiles to offer the voice-driven system will be the company's popular Sonata line. Models that are equipped with the CarPlay-compatible navigation systems will debut later in the 2015 model year. Hyundai’s…
  • Another Alleged iPhone 6 Case Surfaces with Cutouts for Moved Power Button, New Volume Controls

    Richard Padilla
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    New photos showing what appears to be another case for Apple's larger-screen iPhone 6 have been posted by Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate]. While details about the case's exact length are unknown, the images are said to have come from a Chinese accessory maker and show a case designed for the next-generation iPhone, similar to cases pictured last week and those on display at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair yesterday. The case feature slightly rounded edges, similar to the design of the iPhone 5c and consistent with design drawings said to be for the iPhone 6. Like other cases and in line with…
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    Macworld

  • Name Mangler review: The file renamer for Mac power users

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you deal with lots of files (and who doesn’t?), there are surely times when you have to rename a whole bunch of them at the same time. (A classic example: a bunch of image files with less-than-helpful names such as IMG_0001.jpg, IMG_0002.jpg, IMG_0003.jpg, and so on.) Plenty of Mac utilities exist that’ll help you rename files in batches—for example, we reviewed A Better Finder Rename a little while ago. But we haven’t looked at one of our favorites, Name Mangler from Many Tricks, since version 2 back in 2008. Name Mangler is now up to version 3.3, and it’s changed quite a bit.To…
  • Double jeopardy

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Despite all evidence to the contrary, The New York Times’s Joe Nocera apparently still thinks it is acceptable for him to keep writing about Apple (tip o’ the antlers to Daring Fireball).We’ve been over this, Joe. It’s just not OK with us. So they’re at it again … Who’s at it again? Cats and dogs? Romulans and Klingons? David Tennant Whovians and Matt Smith Whovians? … Apple and Samsung, fighting over patents in a courtroom in San Jose, Calif.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • 33 great tips and tricks for iOS 7

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Whether it’s the first time you’ve picked up an iPad or the seventeenth time you’ve pulled out your iPhone today, there are probably still some iOS 7 features and functionality that you’re not familiar with. Don’t sweat it: We’re here to help. We’ve collected some of our favorite and most useful tips and compiled them here, just for you.Make iOS 7 look nicer There are several settings you can change to make iOS 7 easier on the eyes.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Hands-on: Eyefi Cloud offers unlimited photo storage through a Wi-Fi SD card

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Wireless storage card maker Eyefi (formerly Eye-Fi) unveiled Eyefi Cloud, an unlimited photo storage service, on Thursday morning. The service, which will cost $49 per year, receives photos captured by a camera to Eyefi's own Wi-Fi enabled SD card. The card uploads them to the cloud using a paired, Internet-connected smartphone or tablet as the conduit.  Eyefi Cloud competes with multiple cloud services, including those from Apple, Google and Microsoft, which automatically upload photos taken with mobile devices. Many of these services are free, including Yahoo’s Flickr, which offers a…
  • Travel gear, HBO, Passbook, and Amazon buys some comics

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Amazon buys yet another company, the changing world of travel tech, using Apple services on non-Apple devices, and HBO's "Silicon Valley." With guests Susie Ochs and Dan Frakes.
 
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    MacTech News

  • Native Instruments introduces RISE & HIT

    dsellers
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am
    Native Instruments has released RISE & HIT, an instrument dedicated to creating tension and suspense with build-ups and climatic hits. It uses a range of over 8GB of recorded and studio-produced sounds. The RISE & HIT interface offers editing with integrated effects and mastering tools for sound design capabilities. It includes an extensive sample library of produced sounds. 
RISE & HIT runs in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER. It cots US$149 and is available at www.native-instruments.com/riseandhit .
  • Hyundai brings Apple CarPlay into the 2015 Sonata

    dsellers
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    Hyundai says it will bring Apple CarPlay functionality to the 2015 Sonata. CarPlay is an automobile-oriented interface that gives iDevice users a way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch. It also features Siri voice control. You can read more about it at http://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/ . read more
  • 9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek comes to the Mac

    dsellers
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am
    G5 and Serpent Creek have teamed up to bring 9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek to the Mac. It's available on the Mac App Store. Here's how the game is described: "Your closest friend, journalist Helen Hunter, traveled to the coastal town of Serpent Creek to report on the Serpent Festival. Now she's missing, and the last phone call she made was to you. As a paranormal private investigator, Helen wanted you to weigh in on some frightening things she'd discovered. She asked you to come immediately.   read more
  • CS Odessa announces addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park

    dsellers
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:33 am
    CS Odessa has announced a new ConceptDraw Solution Park addition for ConceptDraw PRO v9.5 and greater. It's a set of libraries that provide a range of graph and chart types to support documentation and graphics that deal with statics and data. The new addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park is a free item for current users of ConceptDraw PRO. read more
  • DB-Text for Mac OS X revved to version 1.4

    dsellers
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    Tension Software (www.tensionsoftware.com) has revved DB-Text, its general use tool for opening and editing CSV and TSV files on Mac OS X — to version 1.4. DB-Text can enlarge or shrink all the columns in a single step from the toolbar. It allows you to move and adjust columns as you need. In version 1.4, the import function now has the ability to auto-detect the file encode format. Plus, there are new file encode formats for text files to import: nine accepted formats such as (UTF8, ASCII, UTF16, UTF32, OLD MAC OS 9) and others. read more
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    Touch Arcade

  • Out Now: 'Hodappy Bird', 'Hitman GO', 'Unpossible', 'Yomi', 'Rogue Heroes' and More

    Jared Nelson
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:13 pm
    It's Wednesday evening, which means a whole batch of new iOS games have just hit the US App Store. Normally I might mention a few of the games out of this week's selection that have caught my interest, but honestly, what's the point? Hodappy Bird is out today, and it's poised to change the face of gaming as we know it, rendering other games null and void in its wake. Oh, some game called Hearthstone came out today too. It's by some hobbyist developer named… Hurricane? Snow Storm? Something like that. Anyway, you might want to check that out too, I heard it's pretty good or whatever. Asphalt…
  • 'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' for iPad Review - Shuffling for Zul'jin

    Chris Carter
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Blizzard Entertainment has a long line of releases with serious stories, usually focusing on the fate of the world or racial warfare. The Warcraft franchise has a few nods to comedy here and there with creatures like the Murlocs and the Pandaren, but for the most part, big bads like the Lich King still run the show. Comparatively, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft [Free (HD)] is a card game where you can summon an angry chicken and peck your enemies to death. As you can imagine, it's a ton of fun. Let's start with the giant elephant in the room -- Hearthstone is free-to-play. Don't get your…
  • 'Frozen Synapse' for iPad Receives "Red" Expansion Pack, On Sale for a Dollar

    Clement Renaudin
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Frozen Synapse [$0.99 (HD)] just got a huge update. This brilliant strategy game was already filled with content but if you want more you can buy the Red expansion pack which adds an entire single player campaign, a new multiplayer mode called Upload, a new unit with a riot shield and you can even play against the AI with a friend in the brand new co-op missions. You can now also play the game in Red instead of blue hence the name of the expansion back. See it in action with this trailer from the PC version: You can buy the expansion for $1.99. This update also adds Game Center achievements…
  • TA Plays Live: Tomorrow's Games Today - 'Hodappy Bird', 'Unpossible', 'Hitman Go' and More

    Eli Hodapp
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    When I rolled over at a little after 5:00 AM Central time to check the New Zealand releases, I wasn't sure we were going to have much to be excited about today... Then all these games hit. Here's what we'll be streaming today: Asphalt Rush (by Digital Melody) Attack the Ark (Raft Runner) - (by Mobage, Inc.) Bike Assault (by Daniel Vilchez Carpio) Dark Slash (by Jason Saxon) Froggy Jump 2 (by Namco Bandai) Hitman Go (By Square Enix) Hodappy Bird (By Madgarden) Icarush (by Pixelfrost) iOOTP Baseball 2014 Edition (by Out of the Park Developments) Jumping Jaxx (by Copenhagen Creators) Stunt Guy…
  • Blizzard's 'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' is Now Available Worldwide

    Jared Nelson
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:46 am
    After a fairly brief soft-launch period, Blizzard's Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft [Free (HD)] has finally arrived in the US App Store. Hearthstone is a card battling game set in the Warcraft universe. It was announced at PAX East last year, and went through a rather lengthy beta testing period on desktop. That beta test was eventually opened up to include anyone, and last month the beta finally ended and Hearthstone was released on desktop. Earlier this month Hearthstone officially soft-launched for iPad in select regions, and it was assumed it would be at least a month or two before it was…
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    Ars Technica » Infinite Loop

  • Pioneer to upgrade 5 existing consoles for CarPlay, no new hardware required

    Andrew Cunningham
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Pioneer's $700 AVH-4000NEX is on sale today and will get a CarPlay-compatible firmware update early this summer. Pioneer Yesterday, Alpine Electronics announced plans to release a new in-car display compatible with Apple's CarPlay. It was the first announcement we'd heard about adding CarPlay support to an existing vehicle rather than buying an all-new one, but it will require the purchase of all-new hardware—as far as we know, Alpine's existing in-car displays won't be upgraded to support the feature. Today, the Pioneer Corporation is doing Alpine one better: it will be upgrading five of…
  • Apple, Samsung, mobile carriers to debut anti-theft kill switch in 2015

    Cyrus Farivar
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Nathan Borror Rather than waiting for pending legislation to mandate an anti-theft kill switch, the leading mobile phone manufacturers and service providers—including Apple, Samsung, Huawei, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint—came together Tuesday to impose their own solution. The new “Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment” stipulates that new phones made after July 2015 will have a “preloaded or downloadable” anti-theft tool. Two months ago, Mark Leno, a California state senator introduced a bill in response to the rise of smartphone theft. More than 50 percent of all…
  • iPad-friendly Office 365 subscription now available for $70

    Peter Bright
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am
    The newest addition to Microsoft's range of Office 365 subscriptions is now available. For $6.99 a month, or $69.99 a year, Office 365 Personal lets you use Office on one PC or Mac and one Windows tablet or iPad. The Personal plan slots in below the Home plan (formerly known as Home Premium), which costs $9.99 a month, or $99.99 a year, which supports five PCs or Macs and five tablets in the same house. Both subscriptions also include 20GB of OneDrive storage and 60 minutes of global Skype calls per month. Both are also licensed only for "home" use, with "business" use requiring different…
  • Aftermarket CarPlay console coming this fall, costs between $500 and $700

    Andrew Cunningham
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    Soon, you'll be able to use Apple's CarPlay without buying a whole new car. Apple So far, consoles compatible with Apple's CarPlay feature have only been integrated into a handful of high-end cars. If you want to use the feature without buying an entirely new vehicle, Alpine Electronics will soon be able to hook you up—Nikkei reports that the company will begin selling a standalone CarPlay console in the US and Europe this fall. The console is "likely" to have a 7-inch display and will reportedly cost between $500 and $700. Alpine already sells a lineup of entertainment and navigation…
  • Founding iOS designer to retire following alleged clashes with Jony Ive

    Andrew Cunningham
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:35 pm
    The nondescript meeting room in which Steve Jobs, Greg Christie, and others discussed the first iPhone prototypes. Apple via the WSJ The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple's Greg Christie, head of the iOS human interface team and one of the earliest employees to work on the original iPhone, will be retiring from the company after 18 years. Christie's former team, which currently reports to software engineering SVP Craig Federighi, will begin reporting to design chief Jony Ive instead. Christie originally joined Apple in 1996 to work on the Newton, an ill-fated early digital…
 
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    MacStories

  • Bjango Releases Skala Color, Free Color Picker For OS X

    Federico Viticci
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Skala for Mac isn’t ready for its public debut yet, but Bjango, makers of Skala Preview and iStat, have today released Skala Color, a free plugin for the OS X Color Picker that comes with useful options for designers and developers and that offers a glimpse of features that will be included in the final Skala app. Skala Color is a standard OS X color picker, so it works with most Mac apps. Skala Color is free, to help spread the word about Skala, our upcoming design tool. Once installed, Skala Color adds a special color picker tab to the system-wide OS X color panel, which has…
  • What Fruit Is Left Hanging For iOS In Education?

    Graham Spencer
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:10 am
    There are very legitimate uses of IAP that make sense from both a developer and customer standpoint, but it’s not usable in education deployments. When my art teacher saw Paper by FiftyThree, she immediately wanted it. The problem is that it’s a free app and you can unlock needed extras by using IAP. If you are using either Managed Distribution or redeemable spreadsheets from the VPP store, there is simply no way to deploy these upgrades using MDM or Apple Configurator. I’ve e-mailed a couple of developers asking them to release paid versions of their apps as education…
  • Editorial 1.1 Teaser

    Federico Viticci
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
    In post published yesterday on the Editorial forums, developer Ole Zorn shared more details on Editorial 1.1, announcing some features he's been working on for the update, such as the ui module, which will allow users to create custom interfaces inside Editorial: It's not just a module, there's also an integrated visual editor for setting things up without code, and in Editorial there's also a way to build UIs around workflows, without having to write Python at all (though you can also mix and match). Before you get the wrong idea: This is in no way a complete wrapper around…
  • Pioneer To Add CarPlay To Five Of Their Existing Aftermarket Consoles

    Graham Spencer
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    Update [April 17]: 9to5Mac has noticed that Apple has updated their CarPlay website with a section highlighting that Pioneer and Alpine will also support CarPlay. This confirms previous reports that Alpine will also begin selling a CarPlay compatible console later this year. Pioneer has announced that it will bring Apple’s CarPlay to five of its existing aftermarket dash consoles via a firmware update. The update will be available early this summer, making Pioneer the first manufacturer to offer CarPlay on an aftermarket console system. Pioneer’s years of expertise integrating…
  • Apple Is Not Here To Entertain You

    Federico Viticci
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Jason Snell offers a great take on the tech press' obsession with an Apple iWatch: So in the end, why do we want Apple to make an iWatch? Because it’s fun to see new products from Apple. Because we want to try one out and see if we like it. Because we like to buy new gadgets. Because we want to complain about how Apple got it wrong. Or because we’re residents of the financial sector and see everything in the context of growth, like a predator that can’t see the prey standing still right in front of it. ∞ Read this on MacStories
 
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    MacDailyNews

  • Marissa Mayer working to get Apple to dump Google, default to Yahoo for mobile search

    MacDailyNews
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:36 pm
    “Wall Street gave Yahoo stock a big boost today — largely due to the stellar quarterly performance of China’s Alibaba, in which the Silicon Valley Internet giant has a big stake,” Kara Swisher reports for Re/code. “While a lot of the chatter about Yahoo’s latest financials seems focused on increasing display advertising sales — which went up two percent in Yahoo’s first quarter — sources inside the company say the big focus for truly turbocharging revenue will be an aggressive effort being led by CEO Marissa Mayer and Adam Cahan, its SVP of mobile and emerging…
  • Apple to integrate Shazam into iOS 8 for Siri-activated song-IDs; mulls standalone iTunes Radio app, sources say

    MacDailyNews
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:03 pm
    “Apple is planning to unveil a song-discovery feature in an update of its iOS mobile software that will let users identify a song and its artist using an iPhone or iPad, said two people with knowledge of the product, who asked not to be identified because the feature isn’t public,” Adam Satariano reports for Bloomberg. “Apple is partnering with Shazam Entertainment Ltd., whose technology can quickly spot what’s playing by collecting sound from a phone’s microphone and matching it against a song database,” Satariano reports. “Apple is set to preview the…
  • Gruber: Apple’s true goal in pounding Samsung with lawsuits

    MacDailyNews
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    “It was inevitable that competitors would follow the iPhone’s lead, and it was inevitable that Apple would feel wronged when it happened. What I wonder about is whether it was inevitable that Apple would sue,” John Gruber writes for Daring Fireball. “Are they pursuing Samsung in court because Samsung is so clearly their most successful rival in the handset industry, or is it because Samsung so clearly copied — not merely followed but gratuitously copied — so much from Apple? I suspect it’s both — that it was the combination of Samsung’s blatant copying and…
  • Verizon to give discounts to customers with off-contract phones

    MacDailyNews
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    “Verizon is finally going to give you a discount for off-contract phones,” Derek Kessler reports for iMore. “” “Starting April 17th, customers of Big Red are going to be able to bring their own off-contract devices onto shared MORE Everything plans at a discount,” Kessler reports. “No longer will they have to pay a subsidy fee for a subsidy they’re not using.” “Plans at or under 8GB will see a smartphone add-on reduction of $10 (bringing the fee to $30/month), while those with data allotments of 10GB or higher will see their fee…
  • Hyundai brings Apple CarPlay into the new 2015 Sonata

    MacDailyNews
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Hyundai will bring Apple’s CarPlay functionality to the 2015 Sonata. CarPlay is the smarter, safer and easier way to use iPhone in the car and gives iPhone users the features they want while allowing them to stay focused on the road. Hyundai’s latest Audio Video Navigation (AVN) systems feature a vivid eight-inch touchscreen that will integrate CarPlay for an experience that iPhone users will instantly recognize. A Sonata equipped with CarPlay, lets drivers have the ability to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages. With CarPlay, Siri provides drivers an eyes-free…
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  • iPhone Alarm Lets You “Wake Up With the World”

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    The alarm goes off. Your hand flops around looking for your iPhone so you can hit snooze. What seems like a minute later, the alarm goes off again, and your hand moves on its own accord once again. Repeat. Rinse. Repeat. Isn’t that the usual scenario every morning? Maybe Eric Rieper, a Pratt Institute MFA student, has had the same experience one time too many, that’s why he decided to create an app that makes waking up a little more interesting. His app, “Wake Up With the World”, does not really deal with that irritating experience of waking up when you still want to…
  • The G-PAD Will Turn Your iPhone Into a Gameboy

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Every gamer today (of the right age) remembers the glory days of mashing buttons on the Gameboy and being the star of his peers. The fact, however, is that today, mobile gaming is done mostly on the iPhone or iPad (or other smartphones and tablets). There is, of course, something to be said about retro gaming, hence all the accessories and simulators available. Sometimes, though, it’s the actual mashing of real buttons that make the experience, and that’s what Indiegogo project G-PAD is out to do. the G-PAD is an iPhone, iPod, and iPad Mini accessory that’s made of ilicone…
  • 3 Professional iPhone Camera Features that You Probably Don’t Know About

    Brian Meyer
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:25 am
    The camera in the iPhone 5 as well as the updated version in the iPhone 5S both have some pretty great features that take the iPhone’s camera from a simple smartphone camera into a device that rivals today’s point-and-shoot models. This doesn’t mean your iPhone 5S is going to replace your DSLR any time soon, but by using these iPhone camera features, you can get the most out of the camera that’s always in your pocket. AE/AF Lock Before showing you how this works, it’s worth noting what AE/AF lock actually is. Your iPhone’s camera is pretty smart. It automatically judges where it…
  • Which Is Tougher: Samsung Galaxy S5 or the Apple iPhone 5s?

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    We’d love to say, off the bat, that the Apple iPhone 5s is the tougher of the two, and without hard facts supporting this, it’s not really that illogical to think so, is it? After all, one of the things that the iPhones have going for them is that they are made of aluminum (except some models we’re not going to name). Still, every iPhone owner rues the day that his device inadvertently slips from his hand and crashes to the floor – especially if it’s naked. So, SquareTrade, a company specializing in protection plans for all sorts of gadgets and devices, has…
  • What Kind of People Use the iPhone?

    Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    A person’s choice of gadgets is probably not the most accurate measure of character or personality, there just might be something in there. In any case, we cannot deny the fact that many people have a perception about gadgets being a status symbol – at least in certain societies. I found this interesting post on iPhone News Updated, wherein the author did some research on his own to determine what sort of people prefer the iPhone over other smartphones – Android-based, in particular.   Here is a rundown of the characteristics of “iPhone people”: iPhone…
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  • BlackBerry stifles sale of Typo keyboard case

    Tom Hesser
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Originally announced last December, Ryan Seacrest’s Typo keyboard case for iPhone 5/5S hit a snag in January right before its planned launch as CES when BlackBerry decided the Typo’s keyboard infringed on its own keyboard designs. Typo was finally forced to halt sales of the keyboard case when an injunction took effect on Tuesday that bans it from being imported to the U.S. According to Macworld UK, the injunction is part of a patent lawsuit filed by BlackBerry and was triggered when BlackBerry put up a US$500,000 bond with the court. The money is to be used to compensate Typo…
  • Apple sends out latest 10.9.3 seed to developers

    Tom Hesser
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:20 pm
    On Tuesday, Apple released the latest build of OS X 10.9.3, designated ‘Build 13D43′. For this build, developers are being asked to focus their efforts on testing Graphics Drivers, Audio, Mail, Contacts and Calendar sync over USB in iTunes, and Safari. 10.9.3 also adds support for 4K displays, which offers improved readability and 60Hz output from a Retina display MacBook Pro. Build releases are appearing closer together now, this one only a week after the previous seed. This is typically a sign that Apple is close to locking the update down in preparation for its release,…
  • Apple’s data centers to be powered by water? [update]

    Tom Hesser
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    I don’t think Greenpeace can say that Apple isn’t trying. Apple’s huge data center in North Carolina, which powers iCloud, uses huge amounts of power, and until recently has been utilizing available sources of energy which are primarily coal-burning sources such as those supplied by companies such as North Carolina’s Duke Energy. This is something about which Apple has been catching flak from environmentalists, but late last year, Apple took control of a project built by Earth By Design (EBD), a Oregon-based developer of green energy, that uses small Kaplan turbines…
  • Update Rundown for April 14th, 2014

    Tom Hesser
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Every so often we like to post info on updates of some of our favorite software along with some high profile apps that are pretty essential to anyone on a Mac. This information is brought to you by updates I get from developers, but mostly by MacUpdate, although not officially, because that is what I use to keep all my apps up to date. I also like to add some value by throwing in some extra notes from my experiences. So let’s get to it! TaskTime4 5.1.5 This app for tracking your time and printing invoices has been my goto for my freelance work for years. It’s inexpensive ($20) and…
  • Amazon grabs a new demographic…comic book readers

    Tom Hesser
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you love comic books and love reading on your iPad, you’ve probably heard of comiXology. The company (and app) are responsible for bringing comic books into the digital age of online purchasing and reading content on a mobile device. So it was only a matter of time before it attracted the eye of the largest online source for purchasing reading material. ComiXology’s CEO, David Steinberger, posted the news on their web site Thursday afternoon that they had been purchased by Amazon.   Since 2007, comiXology has been partnering with comic book publishers to bring titles to…
 
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  • Kickstarter Find: The Feeling Skin iPhone Case

    Aaron Kraus
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:44 am
    Got emotions? Got an iPhone? A recently-launched Kickstarter campaign by a French development team for the Feeling Skin iPhone case aims to give you a non-verbal way to express and share your mood with your close friends. A Single Green Light The Feeling Skin uses a companion app to get mood information from your friends and to let you share your mood with those friends. Rather than represent the full spectrum of human emotion, you simply indicate whether you’re feeling up or feeling down, and the app captures a short video for context. That mood is then shared to other friends running…
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft available for iPad

    Erica Marceau
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:54 am
    Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a fast-paced card game now available for the iPad, in addition to OS X and Windows. Choose from nine heroes from the Warcraft games and create a deck of 30 cards from hundreds, including minions, spells, traps, secrets, weapons, and more to crush your opponents. Don’t know anything about [easyazon-link asin=”B00009ECGK”… Continue reading Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft available for iPad Related posts: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft making its way to PC/Mac/iPad Blizzard’s Hearthstone in open beta for OS X and Windows iPhone Appidemic:…
  • TwelveSouth launches first wooden MacBook stand: BookArc möd

    Aaron Kraus
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:28 pm
    The gratuitous umlaut is an appropriate addition for TwelveSouth’s foray into wooden MacBook Stands (the company’s previous stands are all gorgeous slabs of steel or ethereal acrylic affairs). The BookArc möd is designed to blur the line between furniture and office equipment, and depending on what color you like, it can channel either Ikea post-modernism or ’50s Danish modern. Whether your office features a luxurious Eames lounger chair or some garage-sale [easyazon-link keywords=”Poang chair armchair… Continue reading TwelveSouth launches first wooden MacBook stand: BookArc möd…
  • 2015 Hyundai Sonata will support Apple CarPlay technology

    Krisette Capati
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Hyundai has announced that the 2015 Sonata will come with Apple CarPlay technology for easy and smart use of the iPhone device while driving. CarPlay is equipped with features that will allow drivers to make calls, navigate Maps, listen to music and access messages. Hyundai is one of the many automobile manufacturers launching CarPlay into the market. Hyundai’s… Continue reading 2015 Hyundai Sonata will support Apple CarPlay technology Related posts: Apple CarPlay to provide safer, more fun way to use iPhone in the car Apple files for “Snow Leopard” trademark Apple offers 50GB…
  • Temple Run 2 gets Easter Eggs…literally

    Kirk Hiner
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:13 am
    Temple Run 2 (a game of which you may have heard) has been updated with some notable new features, the biggest of which has to be cloud support for iOS devices (Android/Windows will get their update next week). There's also a new Save Me Wheel and some fun Easter artifacts.Continue reading Temple Run 2 gets Easter Eggs…literally Related posts: Temple Run 2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch review Temple Run Oz is another great spin-off the popular endless running game Usain Bolt available as in-app purchase in Temple Run 2 The post Temple Run 2 gets Easter Eggs…literally appeared…
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  • foxL DASH A Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Microphone – Review

    John Nemerovski
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    foxL DASH A Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Microphone Soundmatters Price in USA: $149 online (new product; shop for competitive pricing) This premium thin, versatile micro-soundbar goes everywhere and does everything. Bluetooth wireless connectivity with Apple and other devices is quick and secure. Music sounds good within DASH A’s midrange-focused sonic spectrum. Hands-free phone, Skype, and […]
  • MyMac Podcast #501 – Mittens

    Tim Robertson
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    Sponsored by OWC No Gaz this week as he gets his revenge on Guy for being gone for MacWorld. Or something like though it may actually just be spending time with the family someplace fun and not about Guy at all. Speaking of run on sentences, Owen joins Guy and they talk about Macworld (though […]
  • Capturing Light: The Heart of Photography – Book Review

    Sam Negri
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Capturing Light: The Heart of Photography by Michael Freeman Focal Press Price: $20 to $30 in USA (Internet and retail) In this exhaustive analysis of different types of natural light, the British photographer Michael Freeman illuminates essential principles that will have you looking for photographic subjects in a different way. His thesis in this lavishly […]
  • Macro 3-in-1 Lens kit for iPhone 5/5s – Review

    Curt Blanchard
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Macro 3-in-1 Lens kit for iPhone 5/5s Manufacturer: olloclip MSRP: $69.99 Macro 3-in-1 Lens The folks at olloclip have developed a wide assortment of precision lenses that clip onto your iPhone or iPod Touch. There are telephoto, fisheye, macro, and wide angle lenses in a variety of strengths as well as 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 combo […]
  • TechFan #157 – The Techfan Soldier

    Tim Robertson
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    David and Tim discuss OWC Radio launching next week, leadership in tech companies, the lack of history in the computer industry, the Samsung S5, Apple history, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, feedback from listener Michael Breed, and more on Office on the iPad. Download and listen here RSS Feed for your podcast app Subscribe in […]
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    Cult of Mac

  • How Google Swiped Apple’s Hot New PrimeSense 3-D Tech For Project Tango

    John Brownlee
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:34 am
    In November 2013, Apple acquired PrimeSense, a 3-D technology sensing company that could hint at the ability for future iPhones, iPads and Macs to have a Kinect-like ability to sense where users are and react to their movements. Given the…Read more ›
  • iOS 8 Will Let Users Ask Siri ‘What Song Is Playing?’ [Rumor]

    Luke Dormehl
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:57 am
    Want to be able to ask Siri ‘What song is playing?’ and get a definitive answer? In iOS 8 you may be able to, according to a new report. Apple will reportedly partner with Shazam for a song recognition feature…Read more ›
  • Marissa Mayer Wants Yahoo To Be Safari’s Default Search Engine

    Luke Dormehl
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:06 am
    Having seen its shares jump recently, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has another plan she hopes will continue her company’s turnaround: convincing Apple to adopt Yahoo as the default search engine for Safari on iOS. Yahoo has reportedly been working on…Read more ›
  • iPhone 6 Mockup Might Show iPhone 6c [Rumor]

    Truman Au
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:18 am
    First reported by Japanese blog Mac Otakara, these case mockups from Hong Kong allegedly show the design of the forthcoming iPhone 6. However another report — citing “industry insiders” — points to another possible suspect. According to a Chinese tech…Read more ›
  • Would You Wear This Rugged iWatch Design? [Concept]

    Luke Dormehl
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:50 am
    With so much buzz about the possibility of Apple’s expansion into the wearables sector, it’s no surprise that we’re not exactly short of iWatch concept designs. The folks behind the universal CircleTime app have added another one to the pile, though —…Read more ›
 
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    MacInTouch

  • Cocoa Packet Analyzer

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    Capture and view network packets with your Mac.
  • TCPBlock

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    Control how and whether applications on your Mac can connect via networks to other systems.
  • Cryptocat

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    Get secure, private instant messaging from your web browser, Mac, or iOS device with this free, open-source software.
  • CheckSite

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    This Java-based website checker uses the W3C Validator plus some "tribal knowledge."
  • Abyss Web Server

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    This web server is compact and efficient while providing a wealth of features, available in a fully-functional free version or in a paid "pro" version with additional capabilities.
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    Fortune Tech: Technology blogs, news and analysis from Fortune Magazine » Apple 2.0

  • How many iPhones did Apple sell last quarter?

    Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:02 pm
    The analysts' estimates range from 34 million to nearly 43 million. Average: 38.2 million. FORTUNE -- In the analysts' notes to investors leading up to Apple's (AAPL) quarterly earnings report next week, the iPhone is topic No. 1. And with good reason. iPhone sales remain the company's single biggest source of revenue -- 52.6% of total revenues, to be specific, at this time last year. In a note issued Wednesday, Bernstein's Toni Sacconaghi rattled off a list MORE
  • Samsung okayed Apple attack ads 2 days after Steve Jobs died

    Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Remember those snarky TV spots mocking Apple customers waiting in line for an iPhone? FORTUNE -- Here's an interesting sequence of events, buried between the lines of a Samsung e-mail trail that Apple (AAPL) entered into evidence as part of its big patent infringement suit, now in its third week. -- Oct. 4, 2011: From Samsung's VP of U.S. sales Mike Pennington to Samsung America CEO Dale Sohn and chief marketing officer Todd Pendleton. "As you have shared MORE
  • Why isn't Apple suing Google?

    Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:11 am
    Samsung's argument that Apple attacked the wrong company could resonate with the jury. FORTUNE -- Watching Apple's (AAPL) patent infringement trial from afar -- today, it's from Prague -- I can't tell if the jury got as clear an explanation of where Apple's so-called "quick link" software came from as the one Daniel Eran Dilger posted Sunday on AppleInsider (How Samsung & Google teamed up to steal Apple Data Detectors for Android). But reading Dilger's deep dive into the history of the technology I'm MORE
  • Joe Nocera's thing about Apple

    Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    13 Apr 2014 | 2:12 am
    The New York Times Op-Ed columnist does it again. FORTUNE -- As I said the last time I wrote about him, I've met Joe Nocera and he seems like a nice guy. He's had a distinguished career as a business journalist -- including more than a decade at Fortune -- he's done some first-rate work on Apple (AAPL). "The Second Coming of Steve Jobs," a profile for Esquire of the entrepreneur at age 31, may be the best MORE
  • Apple docs: Samsung misled investors about Galaxy Tab sales

    Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:08 am
    A "top secret" internal report shows Samsung sold half as many Galaxy Tabs as it claimed. FORTUNE -- We were skeptical in January 2011 when Strategy Analytics reported -- based on a vague comment made to investors by a Samsung vice president -- that the company had already shipped 2 million Galaxy Tabs, reducing Apple's (AAPL) market share to 75% from 95% in less than six weeks. Nearly two dozen news outlets went with the report, including MORE
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    MacNews Latest News

  • Kool Tools: HitFilm plug-ins

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    FXHome's VFX, compositing, motion graphics, and grading effects have finally come to Final Cut Pro X, as well as Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, and Apple Motion. They take the effects present in HitFilm 2 Ultimate to multiple platforms. read more
  • Native Instruments introduces RISE & HIT

    dsellers
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am
    Native Instruments has released RISE & HIT, an instrument dedicated to creating tension and suspense with build-ups and climatic hits. It uses a range of over 8GB of recorded and studio-produced sounds. The RISE & HIT interface offers editing with integrated effects and mastering tools for sound design capabilities. It includes an extensive sample library of produced sounds. 
RISE & HIT runs in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER. It cots US$149 and is available at www.native-instruments.com/riseandhit .
  • Hyundai brings Apple CarPlay into the 2015 Sonata

    dsellers
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    Hyundai says it will bring Apple CarPlay functionality to the 2015 Sonata. CarPlay is an automobile-oriented interface that gives iDevice users a way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch. It also features Siri voice control. You can read more about it at http://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/ . read more
  • 9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek comes to the Mac

    dsellers
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am
    G5 and Serpent Creek have teamed up to bring 9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek to the Mac. It's available on the Mac App Store. Here's how the game is described: "Your closest friend, journalist Helen Hunter, traveled to the coastal town of Serpent Creek to report on the Serpent Festival. Now she's missing, and the last phone call she made was to you. As a paranormal private investigator, Helen wanted you to weigh in on some frightening things she'd discovered. She asked you to come immediately.   read more
  • CS Odessa announces addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park

    dsellers
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:33 am
    CS Odessa has announced a new ConceptDraw Solution Park addition for ConceptDraw PRO v9.5 and greater. It's a set of libraries that provide a range of graph and chart types to support documentation and graphics that deal with statics and data. The new addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park is a free item for current users of ConceptDraw PRO. read more
 
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    Daring Fireball

  • Siri Honors Jackie Robinson

    John Gruber
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Classy.  ★ 
  • Samsung Launches Website Highlighting ‘Meaningful’ Design

    John Gruber
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:26 pm
    You can’t make this stuff up.  ★ 
  • Apple, Samsung, and Intel

    John Gruber
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Matt Richman argues that Intel is a natural fit to manufacture ARM CPUs for Apple: This arrangement would benefit both companies in a number of ways. Apple would no longer depend upon Samsung, its biggest competitor, to produce the chips at the heart of its most successful products. (This is analogous to America asking China to build its most advanced missiles and hoping the country won’t use any of the top-secret technology it learns about for its own benefit when it’s clearly in China’s best interest to do so.) And because Intel has manufacturing capabilities that other companies…
  • Chris Ware on Apple

    John Gruber
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Speaking of Chris Ware, I’m deeply intrigued by his thoughts on Apple, from a 2012 interview with Christopher Irving for Graphic NYC: “I really admire Apple’s design, and feel that the general idea and driving principle behind it almost since their inception is to make information tactile. They’re finally getting to this point now where one can manipulate information with the hands and the body. As designers, they’re also so sensitive in ways that I don’t think any other computer makers understand, as their chief designer knows it has to do with very measured, combined…
  • BGR on Amazon’s Upcoming Smartphone

    John Gruber
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Zach Epstein: The most novel aspect of Amazon’s upcoming smartphone is its 3D software interface and the hardware mechanism that enables it. Our sources state that the new Amazon phone includes a total of six cameras. Can’t wait to see this 3D stuff. In the meantime, though, I can’t help but think of this.  ★ 
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    iMore - The #1 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch blog

  • Prepare to annihilate your targets in Hitman Go for iOS

    Rich Edmonds
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:24 am
    Square Enix has launched Hitman Go on iOS, a puzzle-based mobile game from the popular Hitman series of video games. It's unlike other titles in the franchise as Agent 47 is limited to movement via a grid and there's more emphasis on puzzle solving, rather than adventure and action. Don't let that fool you into thinking Hitman Go isn't worth checking out as this title will surely put your mind to the test.
  • Apple allegedly teaming up with Shazam for song-identification feature in iOS 8

    Derek Kessler
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Come iOS 8, you might soon be able to ask your iPhone what song is playing and get an answer. Apple is reportedly prepping an update to Siri that will enable music identification. Instead of rolling their own music ID software and library, however, Apple is doing as they've done with many Siri features and partnering with an existing force in the space — in this case, music ID powerhouse Shazam.
  • Skala Color brings awesome, elegant color picker to the Mac

    Rene Ritchie
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Skala, Bjango's next generation interface design tool for Mac, is still under development but a component of it, Skala Color, has just launched — and it's free for everyone. Skala Color is pretty much everything you want in a color picker. From Bjango: Skala Color is a compact and feature-rich OS X color picker that works with a huge variety of formats, covering everything you're likely to need for web, iOS, Android and OS X development — Hex, CSS RGBA, CSS HSLA, UIColor, NSColor and more. It also automatically recognises colors copied to the clipboard, presenting them as a swatch that…
  • Yahoo really really wants to be the default search engine for iPhones and iPads

    Sam Sabri
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Fire up Safari on your iPhone or iPad today and you'll most likely find Google as the default search engine — but if Yahoo has their way that might change. Users have the option to change from Google to other search providers such as Bing or Yahoo, but Google's had the default spot locked down for some time thanks to the handsome sum they've been paying Apple for the privilege. But Microsoft's Bing is the default search used in Siri, so count that as a win for Redmond. Yahoo isn't too happy that Google holds the crown jewel default search in Safari, and they're apparently aiming to convince…
  • Weekly photo contest: Shadows!

    Allyson Kazmucha
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Shadows are something all of us have, as do all the objects around us. Not only are they something we see every day, but they can add a whole new creative perspective to your photos. So that's your task this week, snap a killer photo that just wouldn't be the same without shadows. The contest begins today and ends Tuesday, April 22nd at 6 p.m. Eastern time. Good luck! It's also time to announce the winner of our last photo contest! And the winner is... The above panorama was snapped by forum member buxna with an iPhone 5s. The photo was then edited with Snapseed. The thing that really caught…
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    MacOSXHints.com

  • 10.8: AppleScript to close iCal Alerts

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    I'd just installed OS X 10.8, and booted to find the right side of my screen covered in Birthday and Calendar notifications! Since installing I've clicked 'Close' on way too many iCal notification alerts. Here's a script to close them all for you in one fell swoop. Since I still want iCal to popup a Notification alert for event alarms I've set, I don't want to simply disable all the iCal notifications (or set them to temporary banner alerts). However, it still occurs that sometimes a small pile of alerts have accrued while I was away from the computer, and I really hate hitting 'Close' a…
  • Create very unique signatures in Preview

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    You can make signatures in Preview that are pen and ink style drawings. I don't know if this has been posted yet, or if it is generally known, but I stumbled upon a neat feature of signatures in Preview.app. When you create a signature, if you you don't hold up a piece of paper with a signature on it, and simply smile for a mug shot, Preview will create a signature that is a neat pen and ink style image of yourself, or whatever is in front of the camera. I've created several, that for the right client, can be used as a humorous alternative to an actual signature. I also used a screen capture…
  • Custom margins in TextEdit

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    There is already an old hint about this topic, but it doesn't really explain it very clearly, only in the comments. Here's how you can change the margins in TextEdit to your favourite size, so that you can use, for example, the whole space on a sheet of paper when printing. First, save your document first as a Rich Text file (.rtf), if you have not already done this. To see the effect directly in your document, open it and enable under the Format menu the setting Wrap to Page for your document. Next open up the TextEdit preferences, switch to the tab Open and Save and check on the option…
  • Low-power mode for Maps.app

    4 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    It's possible to save power when using Maps to navigate in a car. It's an obvious trick once you know about it, and easy too. When you're navigating with the Maps app, you're probably used to it chewing through battery life. Even on a full charge my iPhone 5 doesn't last more than 2-3 hours when navigating. To eke out extra life, just press the Sleep button (top of the phone), once you're on your way and are on a long stretch before the next turn/navigation point (i.e. on a freeway for 50 miles). The screen will blank, but the navigation will continue. The phone will briefly wake 10 miles…
  • Hiding Software Updates

    2 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Since the introduction of Lion the system's Software Opdate mechanism has been integrated into App Store.app and the Software Update Preference Pane has been removed and substituted with "App Store". If you constantly are being reminded to install software updates you don't really want to install, you can right-click (Control+click) the name of the update and hide it, eliminating the reminder. [crarko adds: I think this is probably known already to many of you, but if it's not it can be a handy trick. I find the whole App Store method for Software Update a lot less pleasant than the old Snow…
 
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  • How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

    Soulskill
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Velcroman1 writes: "Car stereo salesmen and installers around the country are hoping Apple's CarPlay in-car infotainment system will have a big presence in the aftermarket car stereo industry. The Nikkei Asian Review reports that Alpine is making car stereo head units for between $500 – $700 that will run the iOS-like system Apple unveiled last month, and Macrumors added Clarion to the list of CarPlay supporters. Pioneer is also getting into the game, with support said to be coming to existing car stereo models in its NEX line ($700 – $1400) via firmware update, according to…
  • Apple's Spotty Record of Giving Back To the Tech Industry

    samzenpus
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    chicksdaddy (814965) writes "Given Apple's status as the world's most valuable company and its enormous cash hoard, the refusal to offer even meager support to open source and industry groups is puzzling. From the article: 'Apple bundles software from the Apache Software Foundation with its OS X operating system, but does not financially support the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) in any way. That is in contrast to Google and Microsoft, Apple's two chief competitors, which are both Platinum sponsors of ASF — signifying a contribution of $100,000 annually to the Foundation. Sponsorships…
  • Wi-Fi Problems Dog Apple-Samsung Trial

    timothy
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:54 pm
    alphadogg (971356) writes "There's a new sign on the door to Courtroom 5 at the federal courthouse in San Jose, the home to the Apple v. Samsung battle that's playing out this month: 'Please turn off all cell phones.' For a trial that centers on smartphones and the technology they use, it's more than a little ironic. The entire case might not even be taking place if the market wasn't so big and important, but the constant need for connectivity of everyone is causing problems in the court, hence the new sign. The problems have centered on the system that displays the court reporter's real-time…
  • Apple, Google, and Amazon's Quest For One Remote Control Is Futile

    Soulskill
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    smaxp writes: "If the cable and satellite live television providers were to comment on the latest Amazon Fire TV or reports of the new Google Android and Apple TVs, it would likely be in the voice and character of Charlton Heston: 'We will give up our remotes when they are pried from our cold dead hands.' Amazon's Fire TV and the rumored Google Android and Apple TVs excite and then disappoint. At first glance, it looks like cable and satellite television are about to be outflanked and the eternal struggle with the TV remote and set-top box will be solved with an intuitive interface to search…
  • Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior Art?

    Unknown Lamer
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:02 pm
    theodp (442580) writes "GeekWire reports that a Microsoft researcher's 1991 video could torpedo Apple's key 'slide to unlock' patent, one of 5 patents that the iPhone maker cited in its demand for $40 per Samsung phone. Confronted with what appears to be damning video evidence of prior art that pre-dates its 'invention' by more than a decade, Apple has reportedly argued that the sliding on/off switch demoed by Catherine Plaisant is materially different than the slide to unlock switch that its 7 inventors came up with. Apple's patent has already been deemed invalid in Europe because of similar…
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  • Kool Tools: HitFilm plug-ins

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    FXHome's VFX, compositing, motion graphics, and grading effects have finally come to Final Cut Pro X, as well as Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, and Apple Motion. They take the effects present in HitFilm 2 Ultimate to multiple platforms. read more
  • Native Instruments introduces RISE & HIT

    dsellers
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am
    Native Instruments has released RISE & HIT, an instrument dedicated to creating tension and suspense with build-ups and climatic hits. It uses a range of over 8GB of recorded and studio-produced sounds. The RISE & HIT interface offers editing with integrated effects and mastering tools for sound design capabilities. It includes an extensive sample library of produced sounds. 
RISE & HIT runs in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER. It cots US$149 and is available at www.native-instruments.com/riseandhit .
  • Hyundai brings Apple CarPlay into the 2015 Sonata

    dsellers
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    Hyundai says it will bring Apple CarPlay functionality to the 2015 Sonata. CarPlay is an automobile-oriented interface that gives iDevice users a way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch. It also features Siri voice control. You can read more about it at http://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/ . read more
  • 9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek comes to the Mac

    dsellers
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am
    G5 and Serpent Creek have teamed up to bring 9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek to the Mac. It's available on the Mac App Store. Here's how the game is described: "Your closest friend, journalist Helen Hunter, traveled to the coastal town of Serpent Creek to report on the Serpent Festival. Now she's missing, and the last phone call she made was to you. As a paranormal private investigator, Helen wanted you to weigh in on some frightening things she'd discovered. She asked you to come immediately.   read more
  • CS Odessa announces addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park

    dsellers
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:33 am
    CS Odessa has announced a new ConceptDraw Solution Park addition for ConceptDraw PRO v9.5 and greater. It's a set of libraries that provide a range of graph and chart types to support documentation and graphics that deal with statics and data. The new addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park is a free item for current users of ConceptDraw PRO. read more
 
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  • Apple Seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Build 13D43 to Developers

    Juli Clover
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Apple today seeded build 13D43 of OS X 10.9.3 to developers, just under a week after releasing the sixth OS X beta, build 13D38, and a little over a month after the first 10.9.3 beta. The beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store as well as through the Mac Dev Center. Apple continues to ask developers to focus on Graphics Drivers and Audio, and Safari. As was discovered with the first beta, 10.9.3 adds new support for 4K displays, offering “Retina” resolutions that improve readability along with support for 60Hz output from the Retina MacBook Pro.
  • 'Social Network' Director David Fincher Will Not Helm Steve Jobs Movie

    Jordan Golson
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    The Social Network director David Fincher will not direct Sony's Steve Jobs biopic, both written by Aaron Sorkin, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Back in February, a report came out saying Fincher was in negotiations to direct the film. The report says Fincher was asking for $10 million in fees in addition to control over marketing the movie, with Sony saying his asking price was too high. It is possible that negotiations will proceed between the director and Sony. A source with ties to the studio says Fincher potentially could re-enter negotiations but that the fee he is seeking is…
  • Photos of New Building at Apple's European Headquarters Show Glass Exterior, Spacious Interior

    Richard Padilla
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Photos of Apple’s new "Building 4" office building located at its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland have surfaced on the website of Bennett Construction. The images show off the location’s glass exterior and spacious interior that features multiple office floors, a cafeteria with kitchen, a conference room equipped with large monitors, and a lounge-type area. Apple’s European headquarters opened in 1980 as the company’s first location outside of the United States. In April 2012, it was reported that Apple would be adding 500 new jobs at the location, bringing the…
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth Coming to Mac This Fall

    Richard Padilla
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:20 pm
    2K Games today announced that Civilization: Beyond Earth, the next entry in the popular Civilization strategy game franchise, is coming to the Mac alongside releases Windows and Linux this fall. Set in a science-fiction-themed future, the game will allow players to select one of eight different expedition sponsors that are looking to colonize alien planets in order to establish a new civilization. Similar to previous titles in the series, gameplay will center around building large armies and structures as well as researching advanced technologies. Civilization: Beyond Earth also features an…
  • Branding Agency CEO Karl Heiselman to Join Apple's Marketing Team

    Juli Clover
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Karl Heiselman, Global CEO of branding agency Wolff Olins is set to leave his position to join Apple in a marketing communications role, reports Ad Age. The move comes as Apple works to double the size of its in-house creative design team as competition from Samsung and Android heats up. Mr. Heiselman confirmed by email that he accepted "an exciting new role at Apple after 14 fantastic years at Wolff Olins," but referred further questions to Apple. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.Wolff Olins describes itself as a "brand and innovation firm for the future," specializing in helping…
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  • ACM 250: Apple’s iPhone Pricing, Samsung’s Fudging, Amazon’s Ambition

    Bryan Chaffin & Jeff Gamet
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Apple is rumored to want $100 more for a larger screen iPhone 6 than iPhones past. Bryan and Jeff say, "Well, duh!" They also take a look at Samsung getting caught fudging its tablet sales and Amazon's hardware ambitions. Come on, let's hear it! Who's been waiting anxiously for an Amazon smartphone? That's right, no one.
  • Yahoo! Reportedly Wants to Replace Google for iOS Default Search

    Bryan Chaffin
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer has her sights set on Apple's mobile Safari. According to online reports, Ms. Mayer wants to replace Google as the default search option for Apple's mobile devices.
  • Hearthstone: Heroes Of Warcraft Released Free on iPad

    Kelly Guimont
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Blizzard has released an iOS (specifically iPad) port of the Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft card game. It's a free with IAP game, and looks great on the iPad retina display.
  • T-Mobile Unveils Three Days Of ‘Uncarrier’ which Is Good for Customers

    Kelly Guimont
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:15 pm
    T-Mobile's CEO John Legere is making some crazy moves over at the fourth-place carrier under the company's "Un-Carrier" label. So crazy in fact, they're actually good moves for consumers.
  • What it’s REALLY Like to Work For Apple

    John Martellaro
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Working for Apple is the experience of a lifetime. Most everyone who has had that privilege looks back with affection on the experience - if one ignores the reason for leaving. But a recent article, without having spoken to any former Apple employees, looks only at the downsides from a few whiners. It was a one sided, deceptive picture.
 
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  • Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 2 in San Francisco

    3 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    Apple has announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference June 2 through June 6 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. At the conference, developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X. WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs to help developers integrate new technologies and fine-tune their apps, as well as the Apple Design Awards, which showcase the best apps from the past year. Developers can apply for tickets via the WWDC website now through Monday, April 7 at 10 a.m. PDT, and tickets…
  • Apple Leads Shift Toward Cleaner Internet

    2 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    A Greenpeace study shows that Apple leads the way in making the Internet greener and more sustainable, according to The Telegraph. Greenpeace’s “Clicking Clean” report looked at 19 major tech companies and concluded that Apple — with all its data centers powered by energy from sustainable sources — is the most aggressive in reaching the goal of 100 percent renewable energy. Apple’s shift to clean energy “made it clear why it’s one of the world’s most innovative and popular companies,” said Gary Cook, senior IT analyst at Greenpeace.
  • San Francisco Giants Hope iBeacon Hits a Home Run with Fans

    28 Mar 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Starting this baseball season, the San Francisco Giants are adopting Apple’s iBeacon technology to send offers and alerts directly to fans’ iOS 7 devices while they’re at AT&T Park, reports Engadget. This is the first year Major League Baseball has begun using the technology, and it will appear in 20 of the 30 MLB ballparks. The Giants believe that iBeacon technology can help fans have a better time at the ballpark. “Mobile and digital experiences are paramount to our fan experience,” says the team’s Chief Information Officer Bill Schlough. “It opens up a world of…
  • iPad Writes a New Game Plan for Concussions

    25 Mar 2014 | 1:57 pm
    To help diagnose sports-related concussions, Cleveland Clinic in Ohio is using an iPad app that can measure and monitor symptoms moments after an athlete gets hurt. With iPad and the C3 Logix app, trainers can visualize an injury’s effect on cognitive and motor performance, making it easier to spot a concussion. “In the past, evaluating a concussed athlete involved a lot of guesswork,” says athletic trainer Jason Cruickshank, whose team is part of a program using this new technology. “iPad and the C3 Logix app have taken that subjectivity out of the process.” And injury assessments…
  • NPR Shows and Newscasts Now Available on iTunes Radio

    24 Mar 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and other shows are now available via a new 24-hour NPR streaming station on iTunes Radio. And later this spring, NPR is planning to expand the station to include streams of member stations in the U.S. “What you hear today is just the start of what’s to come,” said Zach Brand, NPR’s vice president of digital media.
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  • Alternative Keyboard Layouts

    Ricky Buchanan
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Virtually all computer keyboards in English speaking countries are arranged so that the letter keys, if you read from the top-left, start off with Q W E R T Y. This layout is known by those first six letters – The “QWERTY” (pronounced like “k-were-tee”) layout. Most people aren’t aware of the fact, but there are alternatives to this arrangement of letters and punctuation and the alternatives can be very useful for assistive technology. This article doesn’t go into the technical details of how to use alternative keyboard layouts with a Mac computer.
  • How To Speak to Your iPhone or iPad

    Ricky Buchanan
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Did you know that your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch has no less than three different ways built in for you to speak to it? They are: Voice Control Siri Dictation Each system has its own uses, advantages and disadvantages. Voice Control The Voice Control system was first introduced in iOS 3.2 on the iPhone 3GS and was the earliest form of voice control available on iDevices. Voice Control uses the device itself for voice processing which means it can be quite slow – especially on older devices – but also means it works in places where there is no fast internet connection available.
  • Solving iOS Battery Drain

    Ricky Buchanan
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:21 pm
    There is a really great article by Scotty Loveless today about solving iOS battery drain. Scotty’s worked as an Apple Genius for two years so he really knows what he’s talking about, and all of his recommendations mirror suggestions that I frequently make to people which is nice and reassuring! Even for those of us who don’t have a problem, per se, with battery drain this could be a good read. Why? When you use your iPhone or iPad for something assistive you probably use it a lot. Especially when the devices are used for communication (AAC) I’m guessing they’re…
  • Text-to-Speech or Speech-to-Text?

    Ricky Buchanan
    30 Mar 2014 | 6:57 pm
    There are a lot of searches that find this blog using the phrases “speech to text” and “text to speech” or equivalents using words like “voice”, “speaking”, “typing”, and so on. It seems from the logs, that a lot of people aren’t sure what the difference is between “speech to text” and “text to speech” so I thought I’d clarify. “Text to speech” is where the computer speaks. The computer can speak anything and it’s still text to speech – it could speak what you’re…
  • iOS 7.1 Accessibility Update Roundup

    Ricky Buchanan
    23 Mar 2014 | 7:59 pm
    iOS 7.1 contains many changes that will be helpful to vision impaired users, as well as some relevant to VoiceOver users, switch users, and Siri users. The update was released about ten days ago now, and several helpful people have written about the accessibility changes in this release. VoiceOver and Low Vision Macworld has a great article by long-time accessibility writer Josh de Lioncourt about accessibility updates in iOS 7.1 with specific focus on changes relevant to blind and vision impaired users: Although primarily intended for low-vision users, iOS 7.1 improves features for blind…
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  • 13 Steve Jobs Quotes

    Mike Flaminio
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    A little inspiration to get your week going.
  • Twelve South launches wooden Macbook stand in BookArc m�d

    Mike Flaminio
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    <blockquote class=quote> Inspired by mid-century modern classics like the Eames Lounge Chair and Cherner Armchair, the elegant BookArc m�d features hardwoods and finishes chosen to complement almost any home or studio.</blockquote> The BookArc m�d is new version of the company's laptop holder. The idea is the BookArc is a place to either store your MacBook vertically when not in use or to keep it there while connected to an external monitor and keyboard. It's a pretty stylish system for those who like a place for everything. The BookArc is kit that includes silicone inserts to…
  • Alpine planning after market CarPlay head units

    Mike Flaminio
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    MacRumors: <blockquote class=quote>Car electronics manufacturer Alpine will begin selling a standalone aftermarket console that will support Apple's CarPlay vehicle integration feature, reports Japanese business newspaper Nikkei. Alpine's offering, which will likely be the first aftermarket device to support CarPlay, is said to hit the United States and Europe this year with a cost of around $500 to $700. </blockquote> I think there's a lot of interest in after-market car upgrades to support CarPlay simply because the only other alternative is to buy a new car. This no doubt will…
  • Linking Apple TV with IFTTT for evergreen screen saver photos

    Mike Flaminio
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Graham Spencer: <blockquote class=quote>For example, for the last few months I've been using a combination of Flickr, IFTTT and Instagram to create an Apple TV screen saver that cycles through images that I have liked on Instagram and it is far better than seeing the same old National Geographic photos (as great as they are) over and over again.</blockquote> Cool idea. Basically you can link multiple photo sources to Flickr using IFTTT, and then link that Flickr account to Apple TV as a source for screen saver photos. Right now I use iCloud Photo Stream which basically serves the…
  • Funny Samsung sales numbers and the analysts who reported them

    Mike Flaminio
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    And not ha-ha funny. Some new internal Samsung documents came to light in the whole Apple-Samsung legal grudge match. The documents reveal sales figures that grossly overstate sales of devices and seriously call into question the ethics of so-called industry analysts. Daniel Eran Dilger for Apple Insider pulls out the sharp sticks: <blockquote class=quote>It also calls into question why IDC, Gartner and Strategy Analytics seem to carefully avoid mention of U.S. market share figures that would provide valuable insight into the domestic market for mobile apps and accessories and…
 
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  • Komaneko – A New Ebook App, Brings Life to Malaysian Edutainment

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:05 am
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Big Tent Entertainment Sdn Bhd launches its latest interactive E-Learning Book from their educational-entertainment line, Kideo. The E-Book follows the story of the beloved cat Komaneko, who has been capturing hearts since her introduction in Japan eleven years ago. This sweet little cat has starred in several films and Komaneko: The First Step, was nominated as a finalist for the Melbourne International Animation Festival, The London International Animation Festival and the Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival. Created by Tsuneo Goda, who also…
  • Paul Rabbit and the Painting Contest – Easter Story with Coloring Tool

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:50 am
    Vienna, Austria – Artcue today is proud to announce the release of Paul Rabbit and the Painting Contest 1.0.1, its new interactive storybook for the iOS platform. The storybook features 54 pages with original illustrations in a unique watercolor style and comes with professional English and German narration. The Easter theme correlates with the season of its release and is geared toward very young readers. The app is also a great educational tool for children who are just learning how to read. It comes with text highlighting which is synced with the narration, and the more than 1,500…
  • Pixite LLC launches Union, a photo blending app for intuitive editing

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    San Diego, California – The all-star Pixite LLC photo app suite gets an impressive boost this week with the launch of Union, a pioneering photo enhancement app designed for intuitive, high-level image stacking, editing and masking. A natural extension of Pixite’s established photo editing apps, Fragment and Tangent, Union lets users quickly and easily replace backgrounds and combine photos in unique and creative ways. Union’s design appeals to professional photographers and hobbyists alike, featuring a clean, intuitive interface and the latest technologies in mobile graphic…
  • Spring updates: DEVONthink, DEVONnote, DEVONagent

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – DEVONtechnologies, LLC today releases updates for all editions of its information and knowledge manager DEVONthink. Updates are also available for its notebook app DEVONnote and its smart Internet research assistant DEVONagent. The updates are free and recommended for all users. Markdown has become a popular way for adding simple formatting to text without relying on platform-specific file formats. DEVONthink already supported plain Markdown. Starting with version 2.7.5 it now renders MultiMarkdown, too. With the update we have also improved the tagging and…
  • PaigeeWorld for iOS – The Social Network for Artists gets a New Look

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Vancouver, Canada – PaigeeDraw Inc. today is thrilled to announce the release and immediate availability of PaigeeWorld 2.1, an update to its very popular social media art app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. PaigeeWorld is a veritable playground for people who love manga and anime and art in general. Users can create profiles, upload their own artwork, “follow” and “like” other artists and collect points that can be used to unlock drawing tutorials. It is an app that is engaging, educational and highly entertaining. Version 2.1 has a brand new look! Part…
 
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  • Komaneko - A New Ebook App, Brings Life to Malaysian Edutainment

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
    Big Tent Entertainment Sdn Bhd launches Kideo, its latest interactive E-Learning Book from their educational entertainment line. The Komaneko ebook app is a complete, interactive 34 page book that enables children to become familiar with 500 English words, 500 Malay words, and more than 600 Chinese characters through readable text. Utilizing the company's innovative and unique personalisation tools, children are able to truly immerse themselves in the world of Komaneko.
  • Paul Rabbit and the Painting Contest - Easter Story with Coloring Tool

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    The Austrian app developer, Artcue today announces Paul Rabbit and the Painting Contest 1.0.1, its new interactive storybook for the iOS platform. In this charming and easy-to-follow Easter story, your child will help out Paul Rabbit, a furry farmer who needs lots of eggs for the egg painting contest. The storybook features 54 pages with original illustrations in a unique watercolor style and comes with professional English & German narration. Children can also read the story without narration.
  • Pixite LLC launches Union, a photo blending app for intuitive editing

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Pixite LLC today introduces Union for iOS, a pioneering photo enhancement app designed for intuitive, high-level image stacking, editing and masking. A natural extension of Pixite's established photo editing apps, Union lets anyone quickly and easily replace backgrounds and combine photos in unique & creative ways. Union artists can create superimposed, silhouetted, and double-exposure edits from their iPhones or iPads by combining images for surreal & sometimes radically creative compositions.
  • Spring updates: DEVONthink, DEVONnote, DEVONagent

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    DEVONtechnologies, LLC today releases updates for all editions of its information and knowledge manager DEVONthink. Updates are also available for its notebook app DEVONnote and its smart Internet research assistant DEVONagent. The updates are free and recommended for all users. Organize and work with all your documents in one place, regardless where they originated. No other document management app on the Mac gives its users so much flexibility and control over their data.
  • Charming puzzler Knight Saves Queen hits the App Store

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Brisbane based indie developer, Dobsoft Studios today introduces Knight Saves Queen 1.0.1 for iOS, the latest game in its growing portfolio. Knight Saves Queen borrows elements of chess to create a brand new, challenging puzzle game. Players can expect an engaging and formidable adventure. Combined with charming visuals, an orchestral soundtrack and 100 levels to conquer at release, the free-to-download app presents a compelling package for puzzle fans.
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  • Buy The Aspyr Fantastic 3 Bundle And Get A $5 Coupon

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April 16, 2014 6:00 AMA new bundle of games, The Aspyr Fantastic 3 Bundle, is now available for a limited time at the Mac Game Store for $19.95. The compilation includes BioShock Infinite, Sid Meier's Civilization V, and Borderlands 2, as well as a $5 coupon toward the purchase of any Aspyr game.Learn more at the links below.Aspyr Fantastic 3 BundleMGS SpecialsAspyr Media
  • Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April 16, 2014 6:00 AM2K and Firaxis Games have announced that Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth, a new science fiction-themed entry in the award-winning Civilization franchise, is currently in development by Firaxis Games for Windows-based PCs. The game will also be coming to Mac and Linux via Aspyr Media. Scheduled for release this fall, Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth will send players on an expedition from Earth to lead their people into a new frontier to explore and colonize an alien planet, and create a new civilization.Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth will…
  • Save A Bundle In The LEGO Easter Sale At MGS

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April 16, 2014 6:00 AMMac Game Store and Feral Interactive have teamed up to offer Easter savings of up to 75% on LEGO titles. Games like LEGO Batman, LEGO Indiana Jones 2, and LEGO The Lord Of The Rings are on sale now.Titles in the MGS Easter LEGO sale:LEGO Batman LEGO Batman 2: DC Super HeroesLEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure ContinuesLEGO Star Wars III: The Clone WarsLEGO Star Wars: The Complete SagaLEGO The Lord of the RingsCheck out the links below for more information.MGS Easter LEGO SaleMGS SpecialsMac Game StoreFeral…
  • The Countdown Begins For Baldur's Gate

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April 16, 2014 6:00 AMOverhaul Games and Beamdog recently updated their Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition website with a countdown timer set to end in a couple of days. Representatives of the company have previously suggested downloadable content for BGEE and BG2EE was part of the plan, but fans can only speculate on what will be revealed at the end of the countdown.Click over to the site below to check out the timer.Baldur's Gate CountdownBeamdogOverhaul GamesBaldur's Gate: Enhanced EditionBaldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition
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  • Wireless industry commits to iOS-style anti-theft measures

    Kenny Hemphill
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    Several manufacturers of mobile phones and tablets, including Apple, as well as the networks which carry data have made a commitment to introduce anti-theft measures by the middle of next year, according to Re/code. Along with Apple, Google, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia and Samsung have signed the agreement and they’ve been joined by the five largest wireless carriers in the US. Re/code reported: Those signing the pledge agree that devices going on sale after July 2015 will have the ability to remotely wipe data and be rendered inoperable, if the user chooses, to prevent the…
  • Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal with iPad apps

    Kenny Hemphill
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    Microsoft has announced a new subscription plan for Office 365 which allows access from one Mac or PC and one tablet. Subscribers can download the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to one Mac (or PC) instead of the five allowed on Home Premium. They can also download and use the iPad versions of the same three apps on one tablet. The Personal subscription is priced at £5.99/ month or £59.99/ year compared to £7.99/ month or £79.99/ year for Home Premium. ‘An Office 365 Personal subscription allows for one PC or Mac, and one tablet (including iPad) to be connected to the service, and is…
  • US company Alpine to sell after-market CarPlay kits

    Kenny Hemphill
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    Alpine, a US company which specialises in manufacturing electronics equipment for cars will start selling CarPlay units in the Autumn, according to 9to5 Mac. Several car manufacturers have already announced plans to build CarPlay units into the dashboards of new cars, but Alpine is the first to offer a separate device which can be fitted to existing cars and will allow anyone with a compatible iOS device to use CarPlay features such as Siri- controlled calls, voicemail, and Maps. Little else is known about the units, including when or if they will be available in the UK. They are expected to…
  • Heartbleed: the lowdown and what you should do now

    Kenny Hemphill
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    A huge number of apparently secure websites and Internet services, perhaps hundreds of thousands, have been vulnerable to attack since 2011, according to numerous reports. A vulnerability in one implementation of SSL (secure sockets layer), the cryptographic protocol which adds the ‘s’ to ‘https’ means that the sites and services could have been leaking data for three years. The implementation, OpenSSL, is believed to be in use on hundreds of thousands of servers, including those operated by Yahoo, Eventbrite, and the FBI. Heartbleed, as the vulnerability has been…
  • Adobe launches Lightroom Mobile for iPad

    Kenny Hemphill
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    Adobe has launched an iPad app for its Lightroom RAW image editing tool. Intended as a companion app to Lightroom 5, although it can be used on its own, Lightroom Mobile syncs photo collections via Creative Cloud, allowing to make edits on the iPad and see them on the Mac or PC application. Whilst Lightroom Mobile is shorn of many of its desktop sibling’s features, it includes many of its key tools. You can adjust exposure, colour temperature, highlights, shadows, and saturation, for example. And you can also crop, straighten and choose from built-in tone presets. Lightroom Mobile is…
 
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  • DragonVale: How to breed an Ovalith Dragon

    Dr. Macenstein
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:05 pm
    OVALITH DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 30 seconds BUY-IT Price: ?? GEMS HOW TO BREED: Gem Dragon – must be earned by redeeming Magic Eggs (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to […]
  • How to: Get your 30-inch Apple Display to work with your new Mac Pro

    Dr. Macenstein
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    What’s another $100 when you’ve already spent $10,000 on a Mac Pro, am I right? Here’s another tip from my “this might only affect me but I’ll throw it out there anyway” department (and I suppose this could also be filed under “First-World-Problems” too)… So after over 2 months of waiting, I finally received my […]
  • Pretty sure SelfieBot could raise $4 million in one day on KickStarter

    Dr. Macenstein
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
    If there’s one thing I hate, it’s April Fool’s Day, but if there’s one thing I LOVE, it’s well made, clever videos that show us how ridiculous, self-centered, and technology-dependant we humans have become! And yes, I want one. via the geniuses at gosphero
  • This looks cool: Pyle’s Street Blaster

    Dr. Macenstein
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:32 am
    Mmmm… 1000 watts… This Bluetooth boom box from Pyle Audio looks almost exactly like one I had in 1992 that I bought because I was young and thought it looked like a bazooka. Still the thing was crazy loud, and this looks similarly promising. The Street Blaster is a full range stereo speaker system offering […]
  • Macenstein’s Mac Chick of the Month March 2014: Amanda Ellis

    Dr. Macenstein
    26 Mar 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Welcome to Macenstein‘s “Mac Chick of the Month”. Each month we feature a different die-hard, Mac-loving girl who is (almost) as well designed as the Apple products they love. This month we have the lovely Amanda Ellis, an Atlanta Nurse, and of course, a die hard Mac Chick! Name: Amanda Ellis Location: Hot-lanta, Georgia Place […]
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    MacUpdate: Recent Mac OS X

  • Tresorit 1.0.109.173 - Secure, end-to-end encrypted cloud storage and sharing. (Free)

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:37 am
    Tresorit is an end-to-end encrypted, secure cloud storage and file sharing solution designed to store, sync and share confidential data. Simply turn any folder to a Tresor and place a file into it and they will automatically sync with every computers connected to the same account. An encryption is performed before the data gets uploaded to the cloud. Decryption is only possible with permission from the owner and already encrypted contents can be shared without re-encryption, but in a 100 percent secure way.Version 1.0.109.173: Sending files via encrypted links Opportunity of changing password…
  • Nodes 2.0 - Generative motion graphics. (Demo)

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am
    Note: The Download link downloads the free FxFactory, which is the plug-in-management application for Nodes and other FxPlugs. Nodes must be downloaded from within FxFactory. Nodes offers unprecedented power to create connected motion graphics and abstract particle universes. Nodes is used by leading artists to create high-end screen graphics in motion pictures like The Avengers, Planet of the Apes, and Ender's game. Yanobox Nodes offers a unique work-flow to combine text , images and graphics. This plugin provides comprehensive interface to produce a large palette of Motion Graphics…
  • WebsitePainter 2.3 - WYSIWYG Web editor. (Demo)

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:43 am
    WebsitePainter is a Web editor for creating professional looking Websites, without HTML knowledge and programming. With a few clicks it is possible to create Web pages with elements like Web2.0 buttons, gradients, round borders, hover effects, transparencies, continuous text and more.Version 2.3: Improved website code generation speed and memory usage Added ability to use huge and complex tables Updated translations Various small bug fixes OS X 10.4 or laterDownload Now
  • DEVONagent Pro 3.8 - Maximize Web search efficiency. (Demo)

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:39 am
    DEVONagent Pro helps you search more efficiently on the web. It searches multiple sources, frees you from hunting for the really relevant results, and gives you power tools for your research. Filters bad results so you don't have to Shows results the way you want Creates reports in many formats Saves searches so you can continue later Your personal meta search engine DEVONagent Pro is not a simple Google interface. It knows how to talk to search engines, and how to squeeze the best out of them. DEVONagent connects to as many search engines as you want, collects the data, and weeds out the…
  • DEVONagent Express 3.8 - Web search from the menu bar. (Demo)

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:34 am
    DEVONagent Express brings Web search directly to your menu bar. Just like Spotlight searches your computer, DEVONagent Express searches the Web and presents the results directly in its menu. A great selection of top-notch search engines and large tool tips with preview pictures and summaries let you find the right page before you open it in your Web browser. You can even query all three major Web search engines all at the same time or use pre-fab collections such as a thumbnail gallery search set. Your search assistant: While the 'express' mode just collects the results the 'agent' mode does…
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    everythingiCafe

  • Apple Among Consortium Of Manufacturers, Wireless Carriers Supporting Anti-Theft Commitment

    Christopher Meinck
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Announced by the CTIA Wireless Association today, Apple is among a large group of smartphone manufacturers and wireless carriers who will support the ‘Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment‘. The move comes as politicians have started to lobby aggressively for ‘kill switch’ technology, in an effort to curb smartphone theft. Apple joins a list of manufacturers that includes Google, Samsung, HTC, Motorola and Nokia. U.S. Wireless carriers have also signed on in support include AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular and T-Mobile. The move is a victory for customers,…
  • Google Helpouts for iPhone Puts Expert Video Help At Your Fingertips

    Christopher Meinck
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Google Helpouts is a new iOS app that lets you easily find help experts across a wide variety of topics. If you have every used YouTube to seek out expert advice on a topic, that’s exactly what Google aims to do with this new service, but it goes one step further. You’ll find teachers, counselors, doctors, home repair specialists, personal trainers, hobby enthusiasts, and more. Helpouts can be either free or paid. The key difference between Google Helpout and other video sharing sites is that you can interact directly with the expert. If you are taking a guitar lessons, the…
  • Pioneer To Offer Aftermarket CarPlay Options This Summer

    Christopher Meinck
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Pioneer is the second aftermarket car audio manufacturer to pledge support for Apple’s CarPlay, which brings iOS in the car, making it easy and safe for iPhone owners to access commonly used features. Pioneer will release a firmware update for five of the 2014 NEX model in-dash receivers. Plans are for the update will get pushed early this summer, allowing consumers a chance to experience CarPlay, without having to purchase a new car. Pioneer says that the AVIC-8000NEX, AVIC-7000NEX , AVIC-6000NEX, AVIC-5000NEX and AVH-4000NEX are currently available now at authorized installers.
  • Microsoft Offering Lower-Cost Office 365 Personal Subscription

    Christopher Meinck
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    Launched to much fanfare, the suite of Office apps for iPad continue to be among the most downloaded apps in the App Store. Be it curiousity or a genuine interest in having access to the ubiquitous productivity suite, there is no denying the popularity of Excel, Word and PowerPoint becoming available on the iPad. While the free apps are great for viewing, the need for an Office 365 subscription had made for a costly upgrade. Starting today, Microsoft is offering a lower-cost option. The ‘Personal Subscription’ is just that, perfect for individuals with a single computer and…
  • Photo Of Alleged iPhone 6 Front Display Looks To Be 4.7-inch Model

    Christopher Meinck
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:44 am
    Rumors persist surronding Apple’s iPhone 6 and a move to bigger screens. Now in addition to rumored reports, we have what is alledgedly a front display for the new iPhone. Based on comparisons to the existing 4-inch display of the iPhone 5s, this would appear to be the 4.7-inch model. The images surfaced on Weibo, a Chinese social network, and reported on by iPhon.fr (Google Translate). The height would come in around 4.1-inches, with a widgth of 2.35-inches. This comes on the heels of reports of rumored molds for the new iPhone. Reports that Apple wold consider larger screens date…
 
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    Mac Amour

  • Running Maintenance Scripts on Mac OS X using Terminal

    Vishal
    23 Mar 2014 | 8:58 pm
    You must have been a fan of graphics and performance of your Mac machine right from the day when you purchased it. Most likely, you purchased a Mac because you find the Mac OS X full of features,... Blog about Mac Computers, Apple Product and Design (from Photography, to Architecture). Embedded videos, apple commercials, photos, news, download links, a lot of tips and tricks, tutorials. Anything you need to make your Macintosh experience UNIQUE!
  • What Causes MOV File to Go Corrupt?

    Vishal
    9 Feb 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Apple has been introducing many interesting applications; QuickTime media software is one of them and allows users to save video clips and movies on the hard drive. The software uses .mov file format... Blog about Mac Computers, Apple Product and Design (from Photography, to Architecture). Embedded videos, apple commercials, photos, news, download links, a lot of tips and tricks, tutorials. Anything you need to make your Macintosh experience UNIQUE!
  • Stellar Partition Manager for Mac: A Tutorial Guide

    Vishal
    6 Jan 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Overview Stellar Partition Manager is a one-stop solution for managing partitions on Mac hard drives. The application is a complete package with capabilities for adding, deleting, hiding/revealing,... Blog about Mac Computers, Apple Product and Design (from Photography, to Architecture). Embedded videos, apple commercials, photos, news, download links, a lot of tips and tricks, tutorials. Anything you need to make your Macintosh experience UNIQUE!
  • What it takes to fix “Invalid B-Tree Node Size” Error?

    Vishal
    14 Nov 2013 | 10:13 pm
    It does not really matter whether the Mac drive has multiple volumes or a single volume to store data. Does it? Well, yes! In fact, the data storage approach you follow matters a lot in reference to... Blog about Mac Computers, Apple Product and Design (from Photography, to Architecture). Embedded videos, apple commercials, photos, news, download links, a lot of tips and tricks, tutorials. Anything you need to make your Macintosh experience UNIQUE!
  • Solving read-only conditions for OS X external Hard Drives

    Hedi Regaya
    20 Oct 2013 | 1:06 pm
    Being a multiuser operating system, OS X sets up access permissions for all files and folders on the system, including external drives, which are merely accessed as a folder once attached and... Blog about Mac Computers, Apple Product and Design (from Photography, to Architecture). Embedded videos, apple commercials, photos, news, download links, a lot of tips and tricks, tutorials. Anything you need to make your Macintosh experience UNIQUE!
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    macZOT!

  • Mail Stationery

    MacZOT
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Mail Stationery Once in a while, plain words are just not enough. Normally: $19.99 ZOT Price: $9.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial     Jumsoft presents the Mail Stationery collection of 150 high-quality templates for Apple's Mail, divided into 9 categories. Our professional designers have produced not only visually attractive but also highly functional designs to enhance your emails. Most of the templates come with up to eight extra color themes or design variations, which will maximize your available choices for creative solutions. You can explore these by simply clicking…
  • SixtyFour for Mac

    MacZOT
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    SixtyFour for Mac Reduce Memory Overhead by Opening Apps in 32-Bit Mode. SixtyFour presents a list of 64-bit apps that can open in 32-bit mode and facilitates the setting of a preference to force a listed app to open in 32-bit mode. Normally: $2.99 ZOT Price: $0.99 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   SixtyFour, a Memory Optimizer for Mac Not all Macs are created equal. Not every Mac comes with the RAM needed to open and run a dozen RAM-hungry Mac apps.   If your Mac is older, or short on RAM, there’s a system utility to help you reduce memory usage and start up apps faster. All…
  • Cantiga

    MacZOT
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Cantiga Your new "Swiss army knife" typeface Normally: $44.00 ZOT Price: $15.99 Click to macZOT!   Cantiga is an all new quality typeface from Isaco Type on Fontbundlr. Cantiga is intended to be used in a variety of applications and styles. It is ideal for large titles as well as body text. The many styles of Cantiga make it ideal for websites, logos, business cards, and more!   - A workhorse typeface Each "big" family of Cantiga (Normal & Condensed) has 11 versions with its respective italics, totaling 44 fonts for all purposes.   - Impressive details…
  • Output Factory Server

    MacZOT
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Output Factory Server Automate Adobe InDesign's output workflow with hot folders Normally: $699.95 ZOT Price: $349.95 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   Automate InDesign's output with hot folders Output Factory Server is a powerful output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign, which automates printing and exporting by processing files from watched hot folders. Output Factory Server offloads output from InDesign to a central system leaving operator stations free from the output process.   KEY FEATURES Watched hot folders Print and export InDesign documents…
  • Leawo Video Converter Pro for Mac 75% Off Now!

    MacZOT
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Leawo Video Converter Pro for Mac 75% Off Now! The world’s best combined and fasted Video Converter software and DVD Ripper software for Mac users! Normally: $39.95 ZOT Price: $9.95 Click to macZOT! Download Trial   For most people, especially movie fans, watching movies on Mac computer is not an easy task as Mac computer gets quite few media player software apps to play movies in various formats. For example, if you want to play WMV movies or RMVB movies on QuickTime, you might get stuck for the format incompatibility. Leawo Video Converter Pro for Mac offers the best solution for…
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  • Apple brings low-cost 8 GB iPhone 5c to more countries

    Kevin C. Tofel
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    Apple expanded availability of the 8 GB iPhone 5c to several new countries on Wednesday. The expansion was first noted by 9to5 Mac, and Mac Rumors reports the low-cost model is now on sale in the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, Czech Republic, Ireland, Portugal, Austria, Spain, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Switzerland. While prices vary by location, customers can expect roughly a €50 discount for the 8 GB model as compared to the original 16 GB version. The lower-cost iPhone 5c with less storage was a bit of a surprise when Apple initially announced it: The company…
  • Judge says 33 states can seek Apple ebook money, report cites “much work to do” on antitrust

    Jeff John Roberts
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    New court reports this week suggest Apple is sinking ever deeper into legal quicksand, as the company fights a court judgment over ebook price-fixing that could ultimately cost it close to $1 billion dollars. In the latest bit of bad news for Apple, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote on Tuesday confirmed that 33 state attorneys general can proceed with a lawsuit to seek triple damages for “injury inflicted on their economies and their citizens.” (Consumers in the other 17 states who overpaid for ebooks will be represented by class action lawyers, who obtained class certification…
  • Windows Phone 8.1 works with Apple Passbook data (but for how long?)

    Kevin C. Tofel
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Although I covered many of the newest features of Windows Phone 8.1 in my review earlier today, I apparently missed one. In my defense, Microsoft hasn’t announced it. It’s only because of The Verge’s Tom Warren that we know about Windows Phone 8.1 working with Apple’s Passbook files. Warren tweeted out the following on Monday morning, showing that he has a boarding pass in his phone’s Microsoft Wallet app. Windows Phone 8.1 supports Apple's Passbook natively. I've been using it for flights. Works perfectly http://t.co/MFScqvEVU7— Tom Warren…
  • Why carry a big power brick when you can tote the world’s smallest laptop adapter?

    Kevin C. Tofel
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    It’s not unheard of for a laptop review to ding the product for a surprising reason: A bulky power adapter. What’s the point of carrying a light slim laptop if you also have to tote a near-brick sized power adapter for it? A new Kickstarter project aims to rid laptops of their bulky bricks: Enter the Dart, touted as the world’s smallest laptop power adapter. Dart is shockingly small but provides 65 watts of power to a connected laptop. That’s plenty of juice for most notebook computers although you’ll have to pay more for Dart if you use an Apple laptop because…
  • Hands on with Adobe Lightroom Mobile for iOS

    Mark Crump
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    In my quest to make 2014 the Year of the iPad, a professional photo editing program that interfaces with my Lightroom-based workflow was a big gap. This week Adobe released Lightroom Mobile (Free, but subscription required) and I took a look how it could help my photo workflow. Lightroom Mobile allows you to perform basic editing and photo culling features. It can also sync with your Adobe Lightroom 5.4 desktop client. There is, however, a huge gotcha for that. Pricing The biggest thing that annoys me about Lightroom Mobile is the pricing. It requires either a Creative Cloud license or at…
 
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    Mac Tricks And Tips

  • Speeds Up Your Mac’s Desktop

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    Hey, Today we have a quick tip for those that are experiencing a slow desktop when on your Mac. Due to the functionality of  your desktop, your Mac wants to render videos and images. This is so it can generate a thumbnail for your desktop. This, in some circumstances, can slow your Mac down. Although using a tool such as CleanMyMac, helps with keeping your Mac in tip top shape, there are other methods. The quickest method in speeding up your desktop is to delete the icon, however there are alternatives. Having videos on the desktop can slow your Mac down. Speeding Up Your Desktop Icons Other…
  • Navigate Your Life More Efficiently By Syncing With Apple Maps

    admin
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    Hey, Todays post is going to discuss some of the rather cool things you can do with the Apple Maps app on your Mac and the method in which you can push places and cool locations to your iDevices. This allows you to set up locations and routes on your Mac, using the app and then send these routes to your mobile. I think it is a quick may to setup these locations on your Mac, sometimes I find using the Map app a little slow. Find Your Location If you haven’t used the Maps app yet it is located within the applications folder on your Mac. Open this app and then find the location your want…
  • Adjust The Notification Centre Banner Time

    admin
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    Hey, I came across a rather interesting post today on the various newsgroups on the web, it was a discussion in changing the length of time in which a notification banner persists within the left hand side of the screen. These are the ones that appear when your get a new mail message, iTunes track, or a variety of other messages. With a nifty terminal trick you can change the length of time in which this message is displayed. Adjust the time in which these little notifications are displayed. Changing The Length Of Time The time in which a notification banner is present is dependant on the a…
  • How To Vertically Select Text Within TextEdit

    admin
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am
    Hey, This is a neat trick that I found the other day. If you use TextEdit for writing down notes you can vertically select characters from the body of text. For example, if you have a list of items that is well organised and neatly lined up, a mini table or sorts, you can select all of the items within a column. This is a great way to edit items that are directly underneath each other. To edit these items simple hold down the option key (between control and command) and then select vertically. Vertically select text for easy editing. You have to be a little bit careful in the way you select…
  • Guest Post: How to Sync Your Files On Your Mac Using Mozy

    admin
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:40 am
    Hey, We have a new guest post today. Discussing in detail Mozy, a backup and cloud storage solution. They do everything from personal storage all the way up to enterprise level storage. The guys at Mozy have written this short post to explain their product in a little bit more detail. I have written about Mozy and other backup solutions a long time ago, so there is a bit of history with this company. Guest Post Mozy claims it will make your life easier by enabling you to sync all your files between your home and work computers, smartphones and tablets. Newbies to this type of service might…
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    MacBlogz

  • Apple Working With Shazam on Song Identification Capabilities for iOS 8

    Juli Clover
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Apple is working on a song identification feature as a new addition to iOS 8, reports Bloomberg. The company has plans to partner with music discovery service Shazam to offer users a way to discover a song that is playing on the radio or from another source, such as a TV, using a small music clip.The company is planning to unveil a song-discovery feature in an update of its iOS mobile software that will let users identify a song and its artist using an iPhone or iPad, said two people with knowledge of the product, who asked not to be identified because the feature isn’t public. Apple is…
  • The transparent Mac trick

    Mike Wehner
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Usually these wallpapers don't work well with desktops, but this is a big exception. [Photo credit: Thomas Huxley]...
  • The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for April 16, 2014

    Steven Sande
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's...
  • Yahoo Wants to Be Apple’s Default iOS Search Engine

    Jordan Golson
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Yahoo is working on two internal projects to optimize its mobile search and monetization in order to convince Apple to make Yahoo the default search engine on iOS reports Re/code. The WSJ reported last year that Apple and Yahoo had been in discussions of how to integrate Yahoo's services more prominently in iOS, beyond powering the Weather and Stocks apps. The report says Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is preparing detailed presentations to present to Apple executives showing what its new mobile search product could look like. There are a pair of internal projects, code-named "Fast Break" and…
  • Anki Drives Expands Its Robotic Car Game with New Tracks, Cars, and Races

    Leif Johnson
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Anki Drive turned heads last June when it took the stage at Apple's WWDC 2013 with its iOS-compatible toy race cars powered by a form of artificial intelligence. As of today, Anki has expanded the lineup, offering new cars, new tracks, and a new race mode.The concept seems similar to slot cars, with the difference that the AI involved allows for cars with their own racing strengths and personalities. You can race against friends using the Anki Drive's iOS app, or you can simply race against the AI for the cars. But here's the thing--the experience gets better. Over time, your car evolves to…
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    MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks

  • Maccast 2014.04.06 - Macworld/iWorld 2014 (day 3)

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    6 Apr 2014 | 2:11 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 484. A special episode of the Maccast with the third day of interviews from the expo floor at Macworld/iWorld 2014. Interviews with: - Core Brands: Korus - Rogue Amoeba - Flashback - Lightricks: Facetune - Refurb.me - Henge Docks - Optrix - BusyMac: BusyContacts Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsor: Gazelle - The fast and easy place to get cash for your used iPhone, iPad, and other Apple gadgets Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
  • Maccast 2014.04.03 - Macworld/iWorld 2014 (day2)

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 483. A special episode of the Maccast with the second day of interviews from the expo floor at Macworld/iWorld 2014. Interviews with: - Smile - Petcube - Readdle - Olloclip - Macpaw - Hider 2 - e3 Software - Direct Mail - macphun Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
  • Maccast 2014.03.28 - Macworld/iWorld 2014 (day1)

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    28 Mar 2014 | 9:40 am
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 482. A special episode of the Maccast with interviews from the expo floor at Macworld/iWorld 2014. Interviews with: - Drobo - iSkelter - Twocanoes - Livescribe - BearExtender Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Everweb - A fully featured, drag and drop website builder for Mac OS X. lynda.com - Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video tutorials. Visit lynda.com/maccast to start your free trial. Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
  • Maccast 2014.03.17

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek) & Erfon Elijah
    17 Mar 2014 | 11:59 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 481. Latest iPhone 6 rumors. Let the iOS 8 rumors begin. iTunes Radio is popular, but not most. Interview with Erfon Elijah from Cult of Mac's The Cultcast. Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member. Special thanks to our sponsors: Gazelle - The fast and easy place to get cash for your used iPhone, iPad, and other Apple gadgets Smile - smilesoftware.com Shownotes in: HTML or OPML Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC
  • Maccast 2014.03.11

    Adam Christianson (Mac Geek)
    11 Mar 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 480. iPad sales up, marketshare down. Oppenheimer set to retire. Apple’s CarPlay and Blackberry. Apple avoids Aussie tax liability. Is this TSMC’s year? Maybe, but maybe not. iOS 7.1 released, Apple TV other updates follow. OS X 10.9.3 out to developers. Fix Mavericks FW drives not spinning down. Bento replacement, Tap Forms the winner. Smart Playlist for iTunes Match items on on the current Mac. Keyboard unresponsive after iOS upgrade. Force Siri to listen. Make your devices ready for your demise. Add 'Any Font'…
 
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    MacMost

  • Using Autofill In Numbers

    Gary Rosenzweig
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:52 am
    Warning: include(/home/macmost/public_html/videoitems/1093.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/macmost/public_html/wp-content/plugins/exec-php/includes/runtime.php(42) : eval()’d code on line 1 Warning: include(): Failed opening ‘/home/macmost/public_html/videoitems/1093.php’ for inclusion (include_path=’.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php’) in /home/macmost/public_html/wp-content/plugins/exec-php/includes/runtime.php(42) : eval()’d code on line 1
  • Creating Professional End Credits In iMovie

    Gary Rosenzweig
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:15 am
    Once you have created your video masterpiece, you may want to put some professional-looking credits at the end. You can do this with the Scrolling Credits title effect in iMovie. But with a little work, you can make the credits look even better by moving them over and adding images that appear to the left […]
  • Searching For Files With the Finder

    Gary Rosenzweig
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
    You can use the Finder’s search function to find files by content or name. You can further narrow the field by adding more search criteria, like file type and date. You can also save searches as Smart Folders that will automatically update to show you the latest results for specific criteria as the files on […]
  • Capturing the Screen On Your Mac

    Gary Rosenzweig
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    You can use keyboard shortcuts to easily capture your Mac’s screen, or a portion of the screen. Different shortcuts indicate whether you want to save the capture to a file or to the clipboard to paste into a document. You can also use the Grab tool for timed captures, and QuickTime Player for video captures. […]
  • Using Hyperlinks To Create Complex Presentations In Keynote

    Gary Rosenzweig
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:02 am
    You can use text hyperlinks to create complex navigation between slides in Keynote. In this example, we’ll create a quiz that links answers to different slides. You can export this type of presentation as HTML, or use it in Keynote with settings to lock out other types of navigation. Video Transcript (Click to Expand) Hi […]
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    thriftmac

  • Doodle Hangman

    Mark
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:36 am
    Getting hanged is half the fun with this animated version of the classic hangman word game.
  • Ouistee

    Mark
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    Create a personal database using a drag-and-drop interface. Elements include rating, photo, text with label, select menu, link, email, check boxes and more.
  • KeePass

    Mark
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    Cross-platform software saves user names, passwords, urls, attachment and more in a single database. Entries are sorted in customizable groups, and there is an integrated search function.
  • Ultrastar Deluxe

    Mark
    13 Apr 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Karaoke game similar to SingStar by Sony, but allows users to create their own songs. Source code allows you to customize all aspects of the game. Create your own themes or download content, such as plugins, free songs or extended features. Party mode allows up to 12 players to sing along and score points.
  • Alpine Crawler

    Mark
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    Prove your skills as you take a cross country vehicle on the mountainsides of the Alps. Your car can be damaged and your driver hurt if you are not careful. Control speed and brakes; move forward or backward.
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    Mac Tutorials - HD

  • 0447 - Default Folder X [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    OSX is great, but some things could be better! Case in point is the File Open and File Save dialogue boxes. Yes, you can open and save files, but sometimes it would be really useful to do more than that, without having to switch to the Finder. And wouldn't it be great if you could assign a "default folder" to save or open files on an App by App basis? Well you can do all this and more with the indispensable utility - Default Folder X
  • 0446 - Picturelife - Photo Sharing and Backup - Part 2 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Following on from last week, Part 2 of our Picturelife tutorial. Picturelife is a web service that allows you to backup and share your photos and videos. As well as automatically uploading your photos and videos from iPhoto or Aperture, Picturelife will integrate with many of the other online services such as Flickr and FaceBook, allowing you to collect all your precious images and videos in a single place. Add in a gorgeous web app to update and view your images, as well as a fully featured iOS app to access your online libraries from your iPad or iPhone, Picturelife has become my Photo…
  • 0445 - Picturelife - Photo Sharing and Backup - Part 1 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    27 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Picturelife is a web service that allows you to backup and share your photos and videos. As well as automatically uploading your photos and videos from iPhoto or Aperture, Picturelife will integrate with many of the other online services such as Flickr and FaceBook, allowing you to collect all your precious images and videos in a single place. Add in a gorgeous web app to update and view your images, as well as a fully featured iOS app to access your online libraries from your iPad or iPhone, Picturelife has become my Photo sharing service of choice. It even has built in editing tools so you…
  • 0444 - OmniOutliner 4 - Part 2 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    20 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    OmniOutliner is the premier outlining application for the Mac and iPad, and has recently had a major update on both the Mac and iPad. In this episode, Tim Stringer will take us through some of the more advanced features including using multiple columns, importing and exporting data and OmniPresence. One of the strengths of the latest versions of OmniOutliner is the cross platform compatibility, so you can freely exchange documents with both the Mac and iPad. OmniPresence allows for the syncing of documents without relying on iCloud. If you're not an existing ScreenCastsOnline member, you can…
  • 0443 - OmniOutliner 4 - Part 1 [HD - Trailer]

    ScreenCastsOnline
    13 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Give structure and clarity to any task. OmniOutliner will help you to focus on the important things and not waste time on endless formatting, locating the notes from last week or remembering great ideas that seemed to be so tangible, yet just vanish the next day. OmniOutliner assumes the job of collecting, organizing and structuring the information you provide, so that you can concentrate on the essence of your work. People from many various disciplines can benefit from this tool, helping them to be productive and organised. In this first of a two part series, Tim Stringer takes us through…
 
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    Softpedia News - Apple

  • Download Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for iPad, Now Available Worldwide

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:35 am
    The deceptively-simple yet difficult to master Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now officially available worldwide on iPad. The game is free to download and play, but it may require additional micro-transactions inside the app for additional features. “Pick up your cards and throw down the gauntlet! In Hearthstone, you play the hero in a fast-paced, whimsical card game of cunning strategy,” says Blizzard Entertainment, the studio behind the massively popular World of Warcraft an... (read more)
  • Apple Confirms Plans to Deploy Aftermarket CarPlay Integration via Alpine, Pioneer

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:56 am
    Apple has confirmed through its CarPlay web site that more cars will be able to use the infotainment system via aftermarket solutions soon to be sold by audio makers Alpine and Pioneer. The CarPlay lineup currently includes Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo, and future partners feature BMW Group, Chevrolet, Ford, Jaguar, KIA, Land Rover, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Opel, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Subaru, Suzuki, and Toyota. Not all upcoming cars from these vendors will bring C... (read more)
  • MediaFire Released for iPad, 1TB Storage Offered for Just $2.50 (€1.80)/Month

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:07 am
    Available today as a universal update, MediaFire for iPhone and iPad now includes optimized video streaming performance and a Retina-optimized user interface designed specifically for tablet owners. Similar to Dropbox, Box, and MEGA, MediaFire is an online storage service focused on giving people a complete and easy-to-use solution for managing their lives. Available for iOS and OS X, Windows, Android and, of course, web browsers, “MediaFire is the only online storage solution to offer... (read more)
  • iOS 8 to Include Song ID Feature Powered by Shazam [Bloomberg]

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:35 am
    At its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple plans to unveil its next-generation mobile OS with Shazam technology built inside the software, in a new attempt to strengthen its music business in the face of rising competition from Pandora, Spotify, and even YouTube. People with knowledge of Apple’s plans are telling Bloomberg that “The company is planning to unveil a song-discovery feature in an update of its iOS mobile software that will let users identify a song and its ... (read more)
  • Marissa Mayer Wants Default iPhone Search to Be Yahoo

    Softpedia News (Filip Truta)
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:04 am
    It’s no mystery that Apple and Google still have their “Holy War” unfolding, despite also sharing a bed together in iOS search. Yahoo thinks it can break them up. CEO Marissa Mayer has a bold plan to set the default iOS search engine to Yahoo, and some believe she stands a very good chance at succeeding. Re/code has it on file from several sources that “the lodestone of two internal projects aimed at building a viable mobile search engine and monetization platform is t... (read more)
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    9to5Mac

  • 3D imaging system that might be destined for future Apple television spotted in Google prototype

    Ben Lovejoy
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:10 am
    A 3D imaging system-on-a-chip made by PrimeSense, a company acquired by Apple last year, has been spotted inside the prototype of a Google device. Project Tango is an Android phone that uses highly-sensitive 3D motion-tracking and measurement to create automatic maps of interior locations. After taking apart one of the 200 prototypes, iFixit later identified one of the chips as a PrimeSense-made Capri PS1200 3D imaging SoC. PrimeSense is the company who created the technology behind the Microsoft Kinect system. We first heard whispers that Apple was considering acquiring the company back in…
  • Apple website confirms aftermarket CarPlay installations coming soon from Alpine, Pioneer

    Zac Hall
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Update: Pioneer has updated with a CarPlay Microsite Apple has quietly added a line on its CarPlay microsite acknowledging that it will indeed support the feature in existing cars through aftermarket systems. Specifically, Alpine and Pioneer are listed under the line “And you’ll soon be able to add CarPlay to your current car with an aftermarket system.” The companies announced earlier this week plans to update existing in-dash display systems with CarPlay compatibility through firmware updates. While the announcements had the full weight of credibility, Apple recognizing…
  • Apple and Shazam planning to team up for music identification feature built into iOS

    Mike Beasley
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Apple and Shazam are teaming up to build a music identification feature natively into iOS, according to a Bloomberg report. The feature will allow users to find the name and artist of a song that’s playing, likely with the option to download the song from the iTunes Store or create an new iTunes Radio station. Unlike some of Apple’s other music-releated features (such as Podcasts and iTunes U), the system will be built into the OS directly rather than require a separate download. So far there isn’t any confirmation of whether this feature will appear in iOS 8 or a later…
  • Marissa Mayer planning to push Apple to make Yahoo! the default iOS search engine

    Mike Beasley
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Jony Ive and Marissa Mayer (right) eat pizza with other industry executives Re/code reports that Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is planning an attempt at persuading Apple to switch its default iOS search engine from Google to her company’s own offering. According to Re/code’s sources, Mayer has built what she hopes will be a convincing arguement in favor of the change. Yahoo! current powers the weather and stocks apps and Notification Center widgets found in iOS 7 as well as a few Siri functions, such as sports, but lost out on the chance to power Siri’s web search to…
  • Fandango 6.0 for iPhone & iPad adds colorful new icon, Facebook & Google+ sign in, more

    Zac Hall
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:43 am
    Fandango 6.0 for iPhone and iPad is out now with a colorful new orange and blue icon replacing the previous white and red version. It also brings the Spotlight carousel to both iPad, a feature previously limited to the iPhone, which lets you swipe through poster-style cards of movies being promoted. Signing in is easier now as well with support for both Facebook and Google+ to log in to your Fandango account. The movie trailer and ticket buying app is available on both iPhone and iPad on the App StoreFiled under: Apps Check out 9to5Mac for more breaking coverage of Apps.What do you think?
 
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  • Don’t Leave Sensitive Files Exposed, Hide Them With Hider 2 for Mac

    Bakari Chavanu
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Mac OS X comes with a powerful drive encryption tool known as FileVault, but if you’d like to hide and encrypt your private files from plain sight, an app like Hider 2 ($19.99) makes it easy. If your Mac is shared or openly available to other people, it’s not a good idea to leave all documents exposed for prying eyes. If your MacBook is stolen, there are undoubtedly files you would rather an intruder did not access. Hide and encrypt the lot with Hider 2. Hider 2 Hider 2 is the name given to the completely overhauled and redesigned MacPaw...Read the full article: Don’t Leave…
  • How To Configure Android USB Tethering on Mac OS X

    Simon Slangen
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Most modern smartphones are equipped with Wi-Fi tethering, which allows you to share your phone’s data connection with a computer over Wi-Fi (yes, even Windows Phones). Theoretically, Android phones can also be tethered over USB instead of Wi-Fi. This has a number of advantages; you won’t get interference from other wireless devices, and the difference in latency is remarkable. On Windows this usually works as advertised, but Mac OS X is missing some essential USB network drivers. Without those drivers, Android USB tethering is essentially unusable. This incompatibility is rarely…
  • Quick Look Plugins Make File Browsing On OS X Even Better

    Justin Pot
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Bolster your Mac’s Quick Look function with better file support. If there’s a format you wish you could preview, there’s probably a plugin for the job. It’s one of those Mac features you come to depend on, once you notice it. In Finder you can highlight any file, and then press space to preview it. It’s a great way to get an overview of an image, document or even a media file. It’s called Quick Look, and it’s wonderful – if it supports the file you’re looking at. If you’re finding yourself looking at icons instead of file contents,…
  • 100+ Reasons PopClip Can Help You Become a Mac Power User

    Bakari Chavanu
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    If you want to reduce the number of clicks you make on your Mac, a very useful application called PopClip should probably live in your menu bar. PopClip ($4.99) made our list of recommended productivity applications last year, and has continued to help us be productive. Since we first reviewed PopClip as a giveaway application two years ago, over a hundred actions (technically called extensions) have been developed for the utility. You might be surprised by what you can get done when simply selecting text on your Mac. What Does PopClip Do? PopClip is simple to use: when you select a piece…
  • Reeder For Mac Returns; Download The Free Public Beta Now

    Justin Pot
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Reeder for Mac is back! You can download the free beta right now right now. The popular desktop RSS reader, called the best Mac RSS reader by this and other prominent websites, stopped working when Google Reader shut down last summer. A new version has been in development ever since, with numerous delays. That’s over now: a characteristically minimalistic tweet announced a free public beta last week. ? http://t.co/9jF5ZW7nFE — Reeder (@reederapp) April 11, 2014 The app itself is everything you remember Reeder to be, but with support for more services. The interface gets a few…
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    ifoAppleStore

  • State Court Rules on Employee Restraining Order

    Gary Allen
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:17 pm
    The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the issuance of a restraining order requested by Apple against a retail store employee who was fired for poor job performance, saying the lower court correctly determined the woman had a history of mental illness, and that she posed an immediate threat of violence to Apple store employees. However, the court said the terms of the restraining order were overly broad, and ordered the lower court to redefine the conditions to meet state law. The decision runs parallel to a lawsuit that Catherine Danforth has filed against Apple for violations of the…
  • Retail Job Listings, Web Page Get Make-Over

    Gary Allen
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm
    In the latest iteration of Apple’s employment Web page, the company has re-organized the retail store listings and revised individual position job descriptions. The main text of the page has also been revised, along with different photos and more white space, à la the iOS 7 redesign. The changes improve the organization and display of the job listings, but don’t seem to make any substantive changes to the job descriptions, duties or responsibilities. Apple did add one new position to the listings, and another listing has disappeared. The job listings remain in a two-column,…
  • New Connecticut Store Pops Up on Radar

    Gary Allen
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    A black construction barricade is usually quickly spotted by Apple retail store enthusiasts as an indication of a future location, but one store has evaded confirmation until just recently. Now insiders confirm that construction work for an Apple store has been underway for several months at The Promenade at Evergreen Walk (Conn.) shopping mall and will open soon. The mall is near I-84 northeast of Hartford (Conn.), and is designed as a New England village, with several separate buildings covering 375,000 square-feet. It has a relatively-few 60 retailers, including the state’s…
  • Curious Crowd Fills First Istanbul Store Waiting Line

    Gary Allen
    6 Apr 2014 | 2:13 am
    There was continuous waiting line for six hours after the Zorlu Center (Istanbul) held its grand opening on Saturday, but visitors were happy to wait up to an hour to finally inspect the store’s long-mysterious design and get their hands on Apple’s products. The Foster + Partners design includes the most glass of any store in the chain, and relies heavily on the rectangular proportion of the glass panes for its design elements in the ceiling, floor and even shelving design. The overnight waiting line started at 9 p.m. Friday when Mustafa and Mert formed up with bicycle fencing…
  • Istanbul Store Design Is Fully Revealed

    Gary Allen
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:56 am
    The architecture and full glory of the new Zorlu Center (Istanbul, Turkey) Apple retail store has been revealed, and it includes a huge white roof with the iconic Apple logo, visible from the heights of the surrounding apartment buildings. The compact, two-level store itself is entirely under the plaza, but is topped by a first-ever rectangular “lantern” composed of four single panes of glass and a white roof. Portions of the store are visible through the windows from the plaza level. The store’s two glass staircases are also visible through huge glass panes over the top of…
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    The MacTrack - iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and Mac News

  • Komaneko – A New Ebook App, Brings Life to Malaysian Edutainment

    Richard
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:05 am
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Big Tent Entertainment Sdn Bhd launches its latest interactive E-Learning Book from their educational-entertainment line, Kideo. The E-Book follows the story of the beloved cat Komaneko, who has been capturing hearts since her introduction in Japan eleven years ago. This sweet little cat has starred in several films and Komaneko: The First Step, was nominated as a finalist for the Melbourne International Animation Festival, The London International Animation Festival and the Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival. Created by Tsuneo Goda, who also…
  • Paul Rabbit and the Painting Contest – Easter Story with Coloring Tool

    Richard
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:50 am
    Vienna, Austria – Artcue today is proud to announce the release of Paul Rabbit and the Painting Contest 1.0.1, its new interactive storybook for the iOS platform. The storybook features 54 pages with original illustrations in a unique watercolor style and comes with professional English and German narration. The Easter theme correlates with the season of its release and is geared toward very young readers. The app is also a great educational tool for children who are just learning how to read. It comes with text highlighting which is synced with the narration, and the more than 1,500…
  • Pixite LLC launches Union, a photo blending app for intuitive editing

    Richard
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    San Diego, California – The all-star Pixite LLC photo app suite gets an impressive boost this week with the launch of Union, a pioneering photo enhancement app designed for intuitive, high-level image stacking, editing and masking. A natural extension of Pixite’s established photo editing apps, Fragment and Tangent, Union lets users quickly and easily replace backgrounds and combine photos in unique and creative ways. Union’s design appeals to professional photographers and hobbyists alike, featuring a clean, intuitive interface and the latest technologies in mobile graphic…
  • Spring updates: DEVONthink, DEVONnote, DEVONagent

    Richard
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – DEVONtechnologies, LLC today releases updates for all editions of its information and knowledge manager DEVONthink. Updates are also available for its notebook app DEVONnote and its smart Internet research assistant DEVONagent. The updates are free and recommended for all users. Markdown has become a popular way for adding simple formatting to text without relying on platform-specific file formats. DEVONthink already supported plain Markdown. Starting with version 2.7.5 it now renders MultiMarkdown, too. With the update we have also improved the tagging and…
  • Charming puzzler Knight Saves Queen hits the App Store

    Richard
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Brisbane, Australia – Indie developer Dobsoft Studios today is proud to announce the App Store release of Knight Saves Queen, the latest game in its growing portfolio. Knight Saves Queen borrows elements of chess to create a brand new, challenging puzzle game. Combined with charming visuals, an orchestral soundtrack and 100 levels to conquer at release (with more to come), the free-to-download app presents a compelling package for puzzle fans with an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Players of Knight Saves Queen assume the role of the heroic Knight from chess and battle enemies across 100…
 
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    The Loop

  • Google revenue misses Wall Street targets

    Jim Dalrymple
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Google Inc’s first-quarter revenue fell short of Wall Street targets and margins narrowed as the price of its ads continued to decline, pushing its shares sharply lower. As much as I’d love to take the opportunity to make a smartass comment like “expect more ads,” I really can’t. Like I say about Apple, it’s hard to say it’s a bad quarter when the company is making billions. Having said that, expect more ads soon. ∞ Read this on The Loop
  • ∞ AC/DC: Highway to Hell

    Jim Dalrymple
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Seriously, one of the best songs ever.
  • Anki Drive adds new cars, tracks, and an old-school racing mode

    Shawn King
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    The Verge: Anki Drive, the real-world racing game that uses your iPhone as the controller, is expanding its lineup today to include new cars, tracks, and Anki Drive is finally getting an old-school racing mode to go along with its existing battle mode. In an unusual twist, players who buy Corax will not be able to play as him until they defeat the car in battle with the artificial intelligence set to “medium.” “You have to earn that right by first beating him in battle mode,” says Mark Palatucci, Anki’s co-founder and chief product officer. I bought (and…
  • How to put a Mustang on top of the Empire State Building

    Shawn King
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    Wired: Thursday is the Mustang’s 50th anniversary. To mark the occasion, Ford plopped a 2015 Mustang GT convertible onto the observation deck of the Empire State Building. Ford pulled the same stunt with the original Mustang, but five decades of technological advancements haven’t made it any easier to pull off. The deck is 1,000 feet up, so using a crane is out of the question. And the building’s tall spire rules out lowering the car from a helicopter. That leaves the freight elevator. The Observation Deck of the Empire State Building is one of those places you have to go to when you…
  • Tips for better password security

    Jim Dalrymple
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    We all know that we should be better with passwords, but we don’t always do it. I use 1Password. ∞ Read this on The Loop
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, Security, Software Reviews and more

  • Windows 8.1 Update Problems: Failed To Install Update Due To Errors 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f

    SK Mezanul Haque
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Update 1 (KB2919355 or Windows 8.1 Update) as scheduled. The Windows 8.1 Update 1 installation experience wasn’t smooth for every Windows 8.1 users. When users tried to update Windows 8.1 by installing Windows 8.1 Update, a number of problems occurred (like 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f). Because of these problems, the installation of […] You are reading: Windows 8.1 Update Problems: Failed To Install Update Due To Errors 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to…
  • CCleaner Android App Review With Download Instructions

    SK Mezanul Haque
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    CCleaner Android app is finally here for Android platform. Piriform, the parent software developer company behind the popular CCleaner application, has released CCleaner for Android as a beta test application. This means, you cannot download CCleaner Android app as a regular Android application until its available to everyone. But you don’t need to worry about that. If you want […] You are reading: CCleaner Android App Review With Download Instructions which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to…
  • Windows 8.1 Update 1: Microsoft Announces Windows Update At BUILD 2014

    SK Mezanul Haque
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Microsoft’s BUILD 2014 conference started on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. At the BUILD 2014, Microsoft shared details about Windows 8.1 Update (earlier known as Spring Update or Windows 8.1 Update 1). The Windows 8.1 update brings in a few good changes to the Windows operating system. The update brings in a unified experience for non-touch […] You are reading: Windows 8.1 Update 1: Microsoft Announces Windows Update At BUILD 2014 which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to receive daily updates whenever we…
  • Windows Update: Enable or Disable Automatic System Reboot

    SK Mezanul Haque
    30 Mar 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Microsoft on second Tuesday of every month releases new patches (popularly known as “Patch Tuesday“) for Windows, which sometimes needs a system reboot. We have earlier shown ways to shutdown Windows without applying Windows updates. That quick tip was handy if you are in an emergency and you need to shutdown Windows quickly. Although the software giant is trying to make the […] You are reading: Windows Update: Enable or Disable Automatic System Reboot which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in…
  • Download Microsoft Office For iPad

    SK Mezanul Haque
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:05 pm
    The wait is finally over! Microsoft Office for iPad is finally here. Using Microsoft’s touch version of the Office productivity suite on your iPad you can now do your work while you are on the move. Well, for editing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files you need to have Office 365 subscription, viewing Office documents and playing […] You are reading: Download Microsoft Office For iPad which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to receive daily updates whenever we publish new content. © Copyright…
 
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    OS X Daily

  • Search the Web for Selected Words & Phrases from Almost Anywhere in iOS

    Paul Horowitz
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    On the Mac, you may know that a right-click on just about anything can bring up a “Search the web” feature. When chosen, the selected term or phrase, whether from an app or from another web browser, gets quickly searched for using your default browser. This is great if you’re reading something and you want ... Read More
  • 3 Super Simple Finder Keystroke Tips Every Mac User Must Know

    Paul Horowitz
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    The Finder offers the primary means of navigating the file system of Mac OS X, and though most users will rely entirely on clicking, dragging, and dropping, there are no shortage of keyboard shortcuts to make things even better. If you’re not going to learn them all (and let’s face it, just about nobody does), ... Read More
  • Make iOS Settings Toggles a Bit More Obvious (and Geeky) with Binary On & Off Labels

    Paul Horowitz
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Earlier versions of iOS used to make it very obvious when a Settings toggle was enabled or disabled by showing “ON” and “OFF” text within the button switch itself. While new versions of iOS have removed those word based cues in favor of color indicators (green for on, white for off), there remains an option ... Read More
  • How to Disable iMessage on the iPhone Completely

    Paul Horowitz
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    iMessage is the fantastic free messaging service from Apple that lets iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac users send each other endless free text messages, pictures, and videos. Because iMessage skips the standard SMS/text protocol from cellular carriers and relies on data transmission instead, it can often help you reduce your phone bill by cutting ... Read More
  • How to Turn Off the Frequent Locations Feature on iPhone

    Paul Horowitz
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Frequent Locations is an intelligent feature on the iPhone that allows the device to track where you go and learn what places are frequently visited. Once the iPhone has determined some locations that are most common, say your home or work, the iPhone will then report to you some personalized data about that location, like ... Read More
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    Geekword

  • Heartbleed bug strikes Canadian tax agency

    Colin Rabyniuk
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    The Canadian Revenue Agency has fallen victim to the Heartbleed bug as hackers have stolen the private information of about 900 people, the tax agency announced Monday. Hackers made away with social insurance numbers – used for employment purposes and accessing government benefits –  and possibly other data. The agency, which shut down access to its online services last week after learning it was vulnerable to the Heartbleed Bug, reopened to the public on Monday. Government security authorities told the CRA the attack happened during a brief six-hour period. Heartbleed works to…
  • Facebook to shut off mobile app messaging, forcing switch to Messenger

    Colin Rabyniuk
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    Facebook is turning off the messaging feature in its mobile app, forcing users to download the standalone Facebook Messenger app. For those in Europe, the shut down will take place in two weeks time, with the rest of the world following in the near future. According to the Verge, the Messages button will remain in the app, but will simple boot users over to Messenger. A Facebook spokesperson told the Verge that there will be exceptions to the shut down. Those with low-end Android phones, Windows Phone users, and those on tablets will still be able to message in the Facebook app itself. In an…
  • U.S. Air Force testing Google Glass

    Colin Rabyniuk
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    The U.S. Air Force is testing Google Glass for potential use in the battlefield, Venture Beat reported on Tuesday. Possible applications for the headset include air controllers on the ground guiding and communicating with aircraft, search and rescue missions, supply operations, and more. Dr. Gregory Burnett, chief engineer on the project, told Venture Beat he’s pleased with what he’s seen so far. “Google is pushing the boundaries,” Burnett said. “The question is, during the chaos of war, how will the technology perform?” The testing is being done by the Air Force’s BATMAN…
  • Internal Apple slides show why bigger iPhone is coming

    Colin Rabyniuk
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    “Customers want what we don’t have,” Apple executives have been telling themselves. What is it they want exactly? A smartphone bigger than 4-inches and that costs less than $300. All smartphone growth of late has come from phones that fit those criteria, according to slides shared in court on Friday during Apple’s lawsuit against Samsung. Originally shown during a planning meeting in April 2013, the slides show a grim picture of stalling iPhone sales, a stark admission among Apple executives that its smartphone strategy is struggling. Rumours have spread in recent…
  • Google working on set-top-box Android TV

    Colin Rabyniuk
    5 Apr 2014 | 3:21 pm
    On the heels of Amazon’s Fire TV announcement, Google is preparing to launch a new set-top-box called Android TV, according to documents obtained by the Verge. Google has major app providers focused on building “extremely simple TV apps for an extremely simple set-top-box interface,” wrote the Verge’s Sean Hollister. So far there is no launch date set. “Android TV is an entertainment interface, not a computing platform,” writes Google. “It’s all about finding and enjoying content with the least amount of friction.” It will be “cinematic, fun, fluid, and…
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  • Apple Trade Alerts Performance

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:45 pm
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  • Apple Auto Trader Service – Win Rate Over 75% Profit Factor Over 4.0

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:42 pm
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  • Apple Store Cranking During Snow Storm – Legacy Place Dedham MA

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    17 Feb 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Middle of the afternoon on a Friday, during a snowstorm, who would expect that I would be shoulder to shoulder in an Apple store? You think this is an unusual occurrence? No sir! Apple is cranking! There was at least 120 people in there, and it’s a relatively small store. I was there to get a battery replaced in my iPhone 5, it didn’t like the cold weather and would stop working when the temp got below 30…weird huh? I made an appointment with the Genius Bar, and even with this unbelievable crowd, they took me on time and fixed my phone in under 20 minutes. Amazing!
  • AAPL Moving Higher on $14B Buyback

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    8 Feb 2014 | 4:53 am
    Apple is moving higher on news that the $60 billion buyback program is in full effect. The most recent deposit is a whopping $14 billion! There’s no doubt that a company buying back their own outstanding shares is a mark of confidence, if not somewhat opportunistic, and a lot of people were wondering when Apple was going to initiate this program…and what better time to do it than after a sever market beating? The value is incredible, Apple gets to buy back a much larger chunk of the company, thereby increasing the value of the outstanding shares that much more. There will be those…
  • Apple Slammed for Weak Outlook and Margins

    ernie@apple-investor.com (Ernie Varitimos)
    28 Jan 2014 | 7:15 am
    Here’s a question…can a company be summed up by focusing on a single metric, a metric that paints an incomplete picture at best? This of course is a rhetorical question, because the answer is obviously NO! Yet that is what has happened with Apple after a bitter sweet earnings call. The all things i-Maker breaks all kinds of sales and revenue records, yet because they come slightly under anal-ists expectations, it gets a 9 percent haircut. But the market has spoken. And price is the ultimate truth. No matter what you think Apple should be trading at, it makes no difference. The…
 
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  • Oh, Those Sticky Hard Drives

    Phyllis Evans
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    Ever have a hard drive that refused to spin up? A drive that has critical files with no duplicates anywhere? Shame on you for not having a backup. But seriously, there may be a way to retrieve those files if it’s just a matter of “sticktion.” Drives can die for a couple of reasons. If it’s a controller module gone bad, putting it in a new enclosure should bring it back to life. If the drive mechanism is frozen, actually freezing it in your freezer may cure it at least long enough to retrieve those files. It’s simple physics. Extreme cold causes the components to…
  • I’m Tired of Poor Quality 3rd Party Lightning Cables

    Terry White
    30 Mar 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Making the switch to iPhone 5 (then iPhone 5s) and iPad Air meant replacing all my 30 pin cables with Lightning cables. The problem is that Apple only makes two Lightning cables one 1m ($19) and the other one 2m ($29). They do make a relatively expensive 30 pin to Lightning Adapter ($29), but I’d rather not have to buy those adapters for all my existing cables. This meant buying 3rd party Lightning cables if I wanted something longer than 2m or shorter than 1m. I’ve had the best luck with the 10 foot cables from Monoprice.com. However, the problem is that over time the Lightning…
  • Where’d I Put Those Keys? (Call Your Tile!)

    Chita Hunter
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Ever Lost, Misplaced, or Have Your Belongings Misappropriated? We can all answer yes to at least one of those questions. We have heard about the successes or have even used “Find My iPhone” to locate our iPhones, iPads, and laptops. This technology is extremely helpful in locating your lost, stolen or misplaced Mac/iOS device. But unfortunately works only for those devices. Wouldn’t it be nice to enable this type of technology for anything you own, like your backpack, purse, wallet, jacket, briefcase, tool bag, bike…you name it? Sure it would. Being able to find your items, whether in…
  • Running On Empty

    Jack Beckman
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:01 am
    I have a 1 TB SSD as my main drive in my desktop machine. And just like everyone who buys a “big” disk drive I figured I would’t ever fill it up (I remember thinking that about my 5 MB hard drive, the first one I ever owned…). And just like everyone else, I proceeded to fill it up. Recently I took a look and I noticed I had about 100 GB free. Only 10%! Where did all that disk go? Well, when I have questions like that, I turn to OmniDiskSweeper, a free (always a good price) program from the Omni Group (when I first got it, it was paid software, but the Omni Group…
  • Reading Faster Just Got A Little Faster: Velocity

    Chita Hunter
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:01 pm
     Text Streaming (And Hopefully, A Warm Welcome To The First Day Of Spring) Last week I wrote about the “Spritz” technology, HERE. It aids in helping you read faster. I love it and am hooked. But as of right now, that technology is not available to iOS. A big to that. So, in the meantime, I went searching for technology that is available now. What I found was a serious contender, Velocity. After spending time on the Spritz site, I can see how the Spritz technology (more than just RSVP (Rapid Serial Visual Presentation) is what I would want to use IF it were available now. Their…
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  • Komaneko – A New Ebook App, Brings Life to Malaysian Edutainment

    Richard
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:05 am
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Big Tent Entertainment Sdn Bhd launches its latest interactive E-Learning Book from their educational-entertainment line, Kideo. The E-Book follows the story of the beloved cat Komaneko, who has been capturing hearts since her introduction in Japan eleven years ago. This sweet little cat has starred in several films and Komaneko: The First Step, was nominated as a finalist for the Melbourne International Animation Festival, The London International Animation Festival and the Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival. Created by Tsuneo Goda, who also…
  • Paul Rabbit and the Painting Contest – Easter Story with Coloring Tool

    Richard
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:50 am
    Vienna, Austria – Artcue today is proud to announce the release of Paul Rabbit and the Painting Contest 1.0.1, its new interactive storybook for the iOS platform. The storybook features 54 pages with original illustrations in a unique watercolor style and comes with professional English and German narration. The Easter theme correlates with the season of its release and is geared toward very young readers. The app is also a great educational tool for children who are just learning how to read. It comes with text highlighting which is synced with the narration, and the more than 1,500…
  • Pixite LLC launches Union, a photo blending app for intuitive editing

    Richard
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    San Diego, California – The all-star Pixite LLC photo app suite gets an impressive boost this week with the launch of Union, a pioneering photo enhancement app designed for intuitive, high-level image stacking, editing and masking. A natural extension of Pixite’s established photo editing apps, Fragment and Tangent, Union lets users quickly and easily replace backgrounds and combine photos in unique and creative ways. Union’s design appeals to professional photographers and hobbyists alike, featuring a clean, intuitive interface and the latest technologies in mobile graphic…
  • Spring updates: DEVONthink, DEVONnote, DEVONagent

    Richard
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – DEVONtechnologies, LLC today releases updates for all editions of its information and knowledge manager DEVONthink. Updates are also available for its notebook app DEVONnote and its smart Internet research assistant DEVONagent. The updates are free and recommended for all users. Markdown has become a popular way for adding simple formatting to text without relying on platform-specific file formats. DEVONthink already supported plain Markdown. Starting with version 2.7.5 it now renders MultiMarkdown, too. With the update we have also improved the tagging and…
  • Charming puzzler Knight Saves Queen hits the App Store

    Richard
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Brisbane, Australia – Indie developer Dobsoft Studios today is proud to announce the App Store release of Knight Saves Queen, the latest game in its growing portfolio. Knight Saves Queen borrows elements of chess to create a brand new, challenging puzzle game. Combined with charming visuals, an orchestral soundtrack and 100 levels to conquer at release (with more to come), the free-to-download app presents a compelling package for puzzle fans with an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Players of Knight Saves Queen assume the role of the heroic Knight from chess and battle enemies across 100…
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  • Jobs’s 2011 Top 100 Meeting Agenda Draft

    JT
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:09 am
    We probably won’t get a better look into how Apple operates than through the filings submitted as part of the company’s legal battles against Android OEMs. One of the latest windows is a Jobs draft itinerary for Apple’s super-secret 2011 Top 100 meeting strategy retreat. I found the part about the Magic Wand particularly interesting, especially since I think they already have the template for a product. Jobs’s 2011 Top 100 Meeting Agenda Draft originally appeared on TheMacAdvocate on April 8, 2014.
  • The Top 10 Google Glass Myths: The Google Doth Protest Too Much, Methinks

    JT
    21 Mar 2014 | 7:23 am
    Google Glass has been taking quite the beating lately, and if you’re an obnoxious bar-goer wearing a pair in the Bay Area, chances are you’ve recently taken a literal beating. The reason underscores the fundamental problem with Glass – and Google more broadly: they just don’t grok social boundaries. So what does a company having a perception problem with one of their products do? Why post a list of 10 misconceptions about Glass and call them “Urban Myths”, as in “you obviously don’t understand our product, let us explain why you’re wrong.” Google’s attempt to dispel…
  • Motorola Has Reinvented Time Itself

    JT
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:11 am
    Yesterday, Motorola announced its first entry in the wearable device genre – as well as its first major product announcement since being ejected from the Googleplex like a batch of Norovirus-infested potato salad. To hear the folks still employed there talk about the Moto 360, you’d think it’s a pretty big deal. Jim Wicks, Head of Consumer Experience Design, says “This is all about reinvention of the modern day timepiece.” Leslie Hicks, who leads Design Trends and Materials, says “The Moto 360 begs to be killed worn.” Product Engineer Shakil Barkat…
  • The Worst Apple Analyst Has Just Upped His Game

    JT
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:13 am
    I made a link reference to Trip Chowdhry as “the worst Apple analyst on the planet” after his appearance on CNBC. The venerable Philip Elmer-DeWitt has taken a couple of shots at his particular brand of analysis, including my personal favorite ”How wrong-headed can one Apple analyst be?” Apparently, Chowdhry took the title of that piece as some sort of challenge, because his latest note to investors is a tour de force of anti-analysis. It’s captivating in a “The Counselor” kind of way, except people expected that movie to be good, whereas anyone…
  • Come See What Unrealistic Things Google Has Up Its Sleeve!

    JT
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:23 pm
    It had been rumored that Google was working on some form of “wearable” and today the company announced its intentions via its official blog in a format that has become Mountain View’s consumer electronics signature: a vaporware video. The Android Wear Developer Preview will allow the army of intrepid Android copyright and trademark-stomping hackers to port notifications to devices that Google will be releasing “later this year”. The partners include the usual cast of profit-neutral characters such as Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and…Samsung? I guess Samsung has…
 
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  • Introducing Outdoor Tech

    Will Frascella
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Spring is here, and although last night was in the 20s, it quickly warmed up to 60 during the day. Ah, spring in the Valley! As the snow melts and mud season begins, it was time to dust off the bike equipment, put the skis away and make the transition. As I got my bike equipment out, I thought back to all the good times I had last year — I got a new cross bike for the dirt roads around here and used a new app called Strava to track my rides. As we all prepare to get back outside, I thought that there was no better time to bring in a company called Outdoor Tech. As their name suggests,…
  • Heartbroken About Heartbleed? Don't Be! Here's What You Need to Know.

    Scott Markoski
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    The internet may not actually be a series of tubes, but it still is a complex layering of protocols, software, hardware and people. One of those protocols that we rely on heavily is SSL/TLS (Secure Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security). This protocol is what allows your data to pass securely between your computer or device and the sites you visit. It does this by encrypting the data end-to-end. For example, you might notice that Smalldog.com’s shopping cart URL has an “https” at the beginning. This signals that you’re viewing a secured page. Any information you enter…
  • AppleCare: Because WE Care!

    Jamie Willis
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    It happens regularly…technology breaks. Nothing is perfect, and in the age of constant change, that statement is truer than ever. It forces us to ask the age old question, “What is AppleCare and why do I want it?” Well, I can personally attest to the fact that AppleCare is a NECESSITY for anyone with an Apple product. To insure your computer is to ensure your future happiness with everything Apple.  Apple’s product quality speaks for itself, but just like any piece of technology, regular wear and tear can (and will) take its toll at some point. One can understand the…
  • MAC TREAT #245: Localize Files in the Cloud

    Kali Hilke
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    For those of you out there storing files in iCloud, this is a handy tip to know. Apple’s iWork suite defaults to this option, and all three apps (Numbers, Keynote, and Pages) provide access to your iCloud storage within the apps themselves. But, if you’ve ever wanted easier access to these without having to open each individual app, you can view what’s stored via the Finder. Go to the [User] > Library* > Mobile Documents folder (Note: My Mobile Documents folder has a number extension on the end; I’m not sure why, but it doesn’t alter these directions) Type…
  • It's Back Baby! iPad with Retina Display

    Stephanie Farrell
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:13 am
    Earlier this week, Apple sent out an email announcing the reintroduction of the iPad with Retina display (4th Gen). (See the press release here.) As you may remember, when the iPad Air was announced, the iPad 4 was taken off the market. Well, it’s back baby! The iPad featuring the Retina display will replace the iPad 2 and will provide a great upgrade in power, performance, and value. The iPad with Retina display (4th Gen) features the Lightning connector, meaning that this replacement spells the end of 30-pin Dock Connector usage on any iPad or iPhone model. (Note that the iPod classic…
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  • Kool Tools: HitFilm plug-ins

    dsellers
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    FXHome's VFX, compositing, motion graphics, and grading effects have finally come to Final Cut Pro X, as well as Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, and Apple Motion. They take the effects present in HitFilm 2 Ultimate to multiple platforms. read more
  • Native Instruments introduces RISE & HIT

    dsellers
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am
    Native Instruments has released RISE & HIT, an instrument dedicated to creating tension and suspense with build-ups and climatic hits. It uses a range of over 8GB of recorded and studio-produced sounds. The RISE & HIT interface offers editing with integrated effects and mastering tools for sound design capabilities. It includes an extensive sample library of produced sounds. 
RISE & HIT runs in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER. It cots US$149 and is available at www.native-instruments.com/riseandhit .
  • Hyundai brings Apple CarPlay into the 2015 Sonata

    dsellers
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    Hyundai says it will bring Apple CarPlay functionality to the 2015 Sonata. CarPlay is an automobile-oriented interface that gives iDevice users a way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch. It also features Siri voice control. You can read more about it at http://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/ . read more
  • 9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek comes to the Mac

    dsellers
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am
    G5 and Serpent Creek have teamed up to bring 9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek to the Mac. It's available on the Mac App Store. Here's how the game is described: "Your closest friend, journalist Helen Hunter, traveled to the coastal town of Serpent Creek to report on the Serpent Festival. Now she's missing, and the last phone call she made was to you. As a paranormal private investigator, Helen wanted you to weigh in on some frightening things she'd discovered. She asked you to come immediately.   read more
  • CS Odessa announces addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park

    dsellers
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:33 am
    CS Odessa has announced a new ConceptDraw Solution Park addition for ConceptDraw PRO v9.5 and greater. It's a set of libraries that provide a range of graph and chart types to support documentation and graphics that deal with statics and data. The new addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park is a free item for current users of ConceptDraw PRO. read more
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  • Anki Drives Expands Its Robotic Car Game with New Tracks, Cars, and Races

    Leif Johnson
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Anki Drive turned heads last June when it took the stage at Apple's WWDC 2013 with its iOS-compatible toy race cars powered by a form of artificial intelligence. As of today, Anki has expanded the lineup, offering new cars, new tracks, and a new race mode.The concept seems similar to slot cars, with the difference that the AI involved allows for cars with their own racing strengths and personalities. You can race against friends using the Anki Drive's iOS app, or you can simply race against the AI for the cars. But here's the thing--the experience gets better. Over time, your car evolves to…
  • Microsoft Excel for iPad Review

    J.R. Bookwalter
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Wherever Word travels, Excel cannot be far behind—and at long last, Microsoft has allowed the number crunching favorite to follow the money trail straight into the App Store with a touchscreen version built just for iPad. Microsoft Excel for iPad ends years of suffering with less-powerful third-party solutions that have been all too happy to encroach in Redmond’s absence. Like Word, Excel for iPad is in most respects a superior effort over the venerable Mac application, offering an impressively clean user interface that doesn’t skimp on features.In particular, the iPad touchscreen is…
  • R.B.I. Baseball 14 Review

    Andrew Hayward
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Nearly six years into the life of the App Store and we’re just now getting a realistic, licensed Major League Baseball simulation—but R.B.I. Baseball 14 doesn’t resemble the feature-crammed, richly complex affairs seen on home systems. Instead, it pulls both inspiration and its moniker from a popular ‘80s/‘90s console franchise, and grounds its gameplay in the simplicity of that era while modernizing only the visuals. The result is expectedly very accessible and easy to get into, but also skimps on a lot of things that make baseball video games enjoyable and worth playing more than…
  • David Review

    Richard Moss
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:23 pm
    David doesn’t pull any punches. Its blissful, serenely sparse world is populated by multitudes of terrifying two-dimensional shapes, all hell-bent on snuffing the life out of your little box-shaped hero. All you have in your defense are wits and agility, along with a special projectile ability that takes a few seconds to charge. David’s physics-driven rumination on the struggles of life feels almost poignant at times, and its abstract design works mostly in its favor—but the game is also extremely difficult and not for the easily frustrated.Each of the eight main levels—and another…
  • Deals: Grab Eight Mac Apps to Supercharge Your Life with the Mac Variety Bundle 6.0

    MacLife Staff
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    [This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]One of the best parts of being a Mac owner is having access to all of the awesome apps out there designed for OS X. If you want to load up your computer with great tools and applications, look no further then the Mac Variety Bundle 6.0. It's on sale right now in our Deals tab.There's an app made for you no matter what you're looking for waiting in the Mac Variety Bundle 6.0. If you're after tools to up your productivity, you'll love options like TextSoap and CopyPaste Pro. For organization, Raskin and Spotdox have file…
 
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  • As FirstTech Fades, Mad Macs Adds Another Store

    the rocr
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:38 pm
    The only certainties in life are taxes and Apple doom. Which is to say that all news about Apple is bad news, one way or another. But not really. For example, as we mark the passing of the world’s first ... The post As FirstTech Fades, Mad Macs Adds Another Store appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • OS X 10.9.3: Faster Beta Releases, Fewer Visible Changes

    the rocr
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    What’s new in the seventh beta seed of Apple’s OS X 10.9.3 [13D43]? Honestly, it is hard to say and perhaps it’s easier to talk about what hasn’t changed. For example, two apps listed as testing focus areas haven’t been updated ... The post OS X 10.9.3: Faster Beta Releases, Fewer Visible Changes appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • A Case of Inspiration: 24 Great Steve Jobs Quotes

    the rocr
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
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  • FaceTime 1.0.4 Update for Snow Leopard

    the rocr
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    News of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard’s death were greatly exaggerated and here’s another bit of proof. Apple has released FaceTime 1.0.4, which addresses a bug in the version of the app that only runs on Snow Leopard. A month or ... The post FaceTime 1.0.4 Update for Snow Leopard appeared first on FairerPlatform.
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth Mac to Arrive Day and Date with PC, Linux

    the rocr
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Mac games come and mostly go. Sid Meier’s Civilization arrived in 1991 and has kept coming ever since. And, later this year, Civilization Beyond Earth Mac will take the franchise, and humanity, to new worlds. Civilization: Beyond Earth Mac will ... The post Civilization: Beyond Earth Mac to Arrive Day and Date with PC, Linux appeared first on FairerPlatform.
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  • FaceTime is not working for some users

    Atb Levy
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:31 pm
    We are currently receiving a lot of user complaints that FaceTime is not functioning properly. Users are reporting connection problems and call failing problems leaving them unable to make video calls. As of now, Apple’s system status page shows that FaceTime is not down. However if you are having issues, please see our troubleshooting articles: […] The post FaceTime is not working for some users appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Mercedes-Benz wants to integrate CarPlay and Google ‘s Android system into its cars

    Atb Levy
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:38 pm
    In January 2014, Google launched the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA). Google stated that the OAA’s aim is to bring the Android platform to cars in 2014. Currently the OAA is supported by Audi, General Motors, Honda and Hyundai. Even though Mercedes Benz is not currently a partner in the OAA, Mercedes-Benz announced their support: Mercedes-Benz […] The post Mercedes-Benz wants to integrate CarPlay and Google ‘s Android system into its cars appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • What will smartphone Anti-Theft voluntary agreement bring to Apple devices?

    Atb Levy
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    Yesterday Re/code reported that major smartphone manufacturers including Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Google, Motorola and HTC have agreed to include anti-theft technology on all new smartphones manufactured after July, 2015. Also important to note that network carriers AT&T, Sprint, T Mobile, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular are also participating in this agreement. We obtained the agreement document […] The post What will smartphone Anti-Theft voluntary agreement bring to Apple devices? appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • FaceTime for Mac not working, fix

    Atb Levy
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    This article describes basic troubleshooting tips for fixing FaceTime for Mac if it is not working properly. Via FaceTime you place video calls or receive calls from other iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod) or OSX (Mac) users via Wi-FI or cellular networks. The tips we describe here will help you address the most common problems, such as: FaceTime […] The post FaceTime for Mac not working, fix appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
  • Apple helped Turkish users evade the Twitter ban

    Atb Levy
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Turkey began blocking access to Twitter in March. To show its support for the Turkish public, one of Apple’s official Twitter accounts (@AppleStoreTUR) retweeted Twitter’s official tweet informing its Turkish users how they could get around the ban by sending tweets via SMS: Avea ve Vodafone’dan 2444′e, Turkcell’den 2555′e START mesajı göndererek SMS üzerinden Twitter kullanmaya […] The post Apple helped Turkish users evade the Twitter ban appeared first on Apple Toolbox.
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  • Apple’s New CarPlay Infotainment

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:55 am
    Users are looking forward for some option in taking advantage on Apple’s new CarPlay infotainment which is being offered without the purchase of a new vehicle. It was reported that the aftermarket... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s Plan for Clean Energy

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Apple is planning an expansion on its use of clean energy in order to power its iCloud data centers by using the facility of its company’s Prineville, Oregon which has now been connected by a small... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • MakerBot's iOS-connected 5th generation of 3D

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:14 am
    3D Animation for Mac and Windows PC The technology behind 3D printing has been improving with market leaders like MakerBot making headway to expand its lineup of devices in enhancing its... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple offer hi-res 24-bit tracks on iTunes

    13 Apr 2014 | 2:34 am
    Apple’s Major Overhaul of iTunes Following a report, Apple is considering a major overhaul of iTunes and the company is making plans to enter into the high definition music industry with 24-bit... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple Unlikely To Utilize Custom iPhone Baseband Chip

    12 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    Apple’s in-house Baseband Processor Design & Production It was revealed to investors from reports received by Appleinsider about the silicon firm Broadcom’s recent struggle in producing an LTE... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Unlock iPhone 5 without Jailbreaking

    Chris Warren
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:15 am
    Few days back, I was looking for iPhone factory unlock services but to my surprise, almost every service provider refused to unlock my gadget by saying that I have purchased the gadget from wrong network. I started thinking that all ...
  • NFC ID Badges Integration

    Chris Warren
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:42 am
    The idea of integrating identification badges into smartphones is so tempting that many commentators wonder why this has not happened yet in a large scale. ID badges seem to make a perfect blend with modern smartphones but for some reason ...
  • Free Music Transfer – Move Your Music Cross PC, iTunes, PSP, USB

    Michael Wilson
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:15 am
    In the age of Tablets, iPad proved to be a phenomenon in the recent times. It’s as good as other iOS devices – portability and versatility wise. But when it comes to transferring of files from iPad to PC, the ...
  • Different Types of Cloud Systems

    Michael Wilson
    15 Mar 2014 | 8:16 am
    If you have so much as opened a web browser in the past couple of years, chances are that you have heard about cloud computing and the changes that it is already making as well as those that it is ...
  • Use Instagram to Promote Your Business

    Michael Wilson
    15 Mar 2014 | 8:12 am
    Instagram is one of the hottest apps on Internet. You just simply can’t find a phone or tablet without it, and this is the main reason small business companies in all industries are trying to capitalize through its success and ...
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  • Microsoft Announces ‘Age Of Empires: World Domination’ For iOS

    Qasim Zaib
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Microsoft announces Age of Empires: World Domination for iOS devices to make it the first Age of Empires title to land on the iOS platform. Developed by KLab, the game is releasing this summer. Age of Empires is a real time strategy game that focuses on real events through time. The mobile port has been in rumors since last summers. World Domination lets the players choose between Celts, Vikings, Franks or the Huns race. Reportedly, this game is not a port of a previous Age of Empires game but is an entirely new game made exclusively for mobile devices. This title comes under…
  • 12 Top-Rated iPhone And iPad Apps On Sale With The ‘StackUp iOS Bundle’

    Qasim Zaib
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    9To5Toys brings 12 top-rated iPhone and iPad apps on sale of up to 83%. The StackUp iOS Bundle consists of 12 award winning apps for the iOS devices mainly the iPhone and iPad and iPod Touch. Several apps in the StackUp iOS Bundle including Printer Pro, Scanner Pro, iDownloader Pro, Day One and FX Photo Studio are among the top 10 in their respective categories. Though the name says ‘bundle’, you can buy an individual app on sale too with the offer. A complete list of apps along with their description and discounted prices are as under [Source: 9To5Mac]: Parallels Access: $15…
  • Apple iWatch Release Planned For Q3 2014; Includes UV Light Exposure Sensor

    Qasim Zaib
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Taiwan’s Economic Daily News reports that the Apple iWatch Release is planned for Q3, 2014. The iOS enabled device comes with a UV exposure sensor to monitor heart/pulse rate and blood oximetry levels. Quanta Computer is reported to manufacture the first batch of 65 million iWatch units by the end of 2014. Ricktek Technology and TPK are supplying chips and sapphire touch panels, respectively while the processor is to be developed by Apple with chip prouction being outsourced to Samsung. There have been several replacements and changes made in the parts’ suppliers over the years…
  • 10 Best iPad Air Cases That Matches Your Type

    Anup Kayastha
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Apple’s official iPad Air cases Just the day after all-new iPad Air release, case makers are already making iPad Air cases available to purchase. The new iPad Air is features improved processing power, improved hardware and is as light as one pound. There’s already dozens of cases for iPad Air in the market, it’s quite hard to find the case that has all the features you want. So, we decided to list the best iPad Air cases that are loved by the users most. Have an iPhone 5? Here’s 50 cool iPhone 5 cases. In addition to Apple Smart Cover for iPad Air (costs $79), here we…
  • Istanbul Apple Store Opens To Public

    Qasim Zaib
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    The long awaited Istanbul Apple Store opens to public as the first Eastern Europe/Asia Minor Apple Store. Located as the Zorlu Center, the store is mostly subterranean with a glass upward protrusion. The store is 4 large panes of glass covered by a white roof with darker Apple logo surrounded by a fountain. The 20,000 square-foot store located in the heard of Istanbul’s Zorlu Shopping Center features a breathtaking all-glass exterior as shown in photos. Apple CEO Tim Cook and the Turkish President Abdullah Gul were not in attendance at the inauguration but both expressed their remarks…
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  • Top iPad cases with keyboard

    admin
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    The on-screen keyboard is not exactly what you looking for when you’re want to get actual work done. For productivity, you must have good external keyboard . You can buy a standard add-on Bluetooth keyboard, but before do that check our list with the best ipad keyboard covers as combination between case, stand and keyboard which also will protect your iPad in transport . Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air One of the best iPad keyboard on the market. Ultrathin keyboard Cover add a discrete, yet comfortable with Built-in Bluetooth keyboard in a slick aluminum package. Also…
  • iWatch – The ultimate combination of form, function and fashion

    admin
    30 Mar 2014 | 8:28 am
          The dream of wearing an Apple device is not a new one. From iPod armbands to nano bracelets, there have been plenty of solutions over the years if you don’t want to be sat at a desk or reaching into your pocket all day long. But few of them are fashionable. And none have Apple’s ingenuity.   The smartwatch market has been active for a while now, but all we’ve had as a result are clunky, inelegant products that are neither stylish nor smart. All that could change in a few months. Jony Ive has undoubtedly rejected dozens of prototypes that looked a bit too much…
  • Locate a lost device

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    23 Mar 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Set up the free Find My iPhone service to keep tabs on any device That moment you realise you’ve misplaced your phone, tablet or laptop can be a nightmare. But, with Apple’s Find My iPhone service (it’s called that, but it works on iPad and Mac too), you can – in most cases – track down where it is. Using Wi-Fi networks for all devices, and phone signal and GPS data for mobile devices, your Apple gadgets can pinpoint their location almost anywhere in the world, and report it back to you, so long as they can connect to the internet in some way. You can look up your device’s…
  • Hidden iPhone Tricks you didn’t know!

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    12 Mar 2014 | 11:29 am
    Could you control your iPhone by turning your head? Or just shake to undo typos ? Apple added hundreds of features with each major update and that include the last one – iOS 7 .Here are just a few of the things you’ve likely missed along the way. 1) Control your phone with a head turn With this new feature called Switch Control you can use a special control option that lets you use tilts of your head to perform various functions. Switch Control is designed to help users with limited motor function. It’s very easy to use and once the feature’s set up you can use it to…
  • Top 5 Fm car Transmitter for iPhone and iPod

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    26 Feb 2014 | 5:36 am
    With FM transmitters you can connect easy your iPhone or iPod into your car and transmits the audio to car stereo through a FM signal . If you already went through 5-6 FM transmitters and still looking for a FM transmitter with superb sound quality check out our list with best fm transmitters. GOgroove FlexSMART X2 This is one of the best selling FM transmitters for the iPhone. It using bluetooth connection to your phone rather than a cord. Also have volume control, play settings, and phone controls. The sound quality for music seems to be very good and automatically finds clearest the FM…
 
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