MACTECH NEWS

  • newAdobe launches Comp CC for the iPad

    Adobe launches Comp CC for the iPad

    Adobe has released Adobe Comp CC, a free iPad app that enables the rapid creation of layout concepts for mobile, Web and print projects. It's available at the Apple App Store.With Comp CC, designers…
    - 8 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 4:59pm -
  • newFuddruckers serves up Apple Pay

    Fuddruckers serves up Apple Pay

    Seventy-two of Fuddruckers (http://www.fuddruckers.com) company-owned fast casual restaurants throughout the country are now accepting Apple Pay, a new category of service that transforms mobile payme…
    - 8 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 4:51pm -
  • newGoodTask 2 has been updated for Mac OS X Yosemite

    GoodTask 2 has been updated for Mac OS X Yosemite

    Haha Interactive has released GoodTask 2 (http://goodtaskapp.com/mac), an update to their to-do/task manager application for Mac OS X. GoodTask works on top of Apple's stock Reminders app. Completely…
    - 11 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 1:29pm -
  • Micron, Intel unveil new 3D NAND flash memory advancements

    Micron, Intel unveil new 3D NAND flash memory advancements

    Micron Technology (www.micron.com) and Intel (www.intel.com) have announced the availability of their 3D NAND technology, the world's highest-density flash memory. read more
    - 3 days ago 27 Mar 15, 4:51pm -
  • Synium Software releases CleanApp 5

    Synium Software releases CleanApp 5

    Synium Software has announced CleanApp 5 (http://www.syniumsoftware.com/cleanapp/), an update to their uninstaller and system maintenance tool for Mac OS X. Version 5 has been rewritten from scratch a…
    - 3 days ago 27 Mar 15, 1:38pm -
  • Paragon releases free Paragon Boot Camp Backup

    Paragon releases free Paragon Boot Camp Backup

    Paragon Software Group has announced Paragon Boot Camp Backup, a free Mac OS X based backup solution for Windows partitions on Mac computers. It includes incremental imaging, file-level recovery, a s…
    - 3 days ago 27 Mar 15, 1:31pm -
  • AudioBooktoMP3.com announces Audiobook Converter 3.8.1 for Mac OS X
    AudioBooktoMP3.com has announced Audiobook Converter for Mac 3.8.1, an update of the audiobook DRM removal software for Mac.The utility is designed to help users remove DRM protection from iTunes M4B audiobooks and Audible AA, AAX audiobooks while w…
    - 4 days ago 27 Mar 15, 11:56am -
  • IK Multimedia launches SampleTank 3 sound collections, more

    IK Multimedia launches SampleTank 3 sound collections, more

    IK Multimedia has revved SampleTank (www.sampletank.com), its sample workstation, to version 3.5 has just received a major update in the form of version 3.5. The update consists of 11 brand new sound…
    - 4 days ago 27 Mar 15, 11:01am -
  • New Earth science educational app is available for Mac OS X

    New Earth science educational app is available for Mac OS X

    Tasa Graphic Arts (http://www.tasagraphicarts.com) has announced Earth's Rocks and the Rock Cycle, a new Earth science app available for Mac OS X. It provides teachers, students, and parents with Ear…
    - 4 days ago 26 Mar 15, 1:54pm -
  • Passware exposes suspects' Photo Stream to computer forensics

    Passware exposes suspects' Photo Stream to computer forensics

    Investigators now have a unique tool that leverages Passware's research in live-memory analysis for over-the-air acquisition of Apple Photo Stream contents without an Apple ID or password.read more
    - 4 days ago 26 Mar 15, 1:43pm -
  • PhotoScissors 2.0 for Mac OS X removes image backgrounds faster

    PhotoScissors 2.0 for Mac OS X removes image backgrounds faster

    TeoreX has announced PhotoScissors 2.0 (http://www.photoscissors.com/download.html). The cross-platform application removes unwanted backgrounds from photos.Version 2.0 provides improvements to furth…
    - 5 days ago 26 Mar 15, 11:46am -

MAC NEWS AND RUMORS

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  • newTidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 30 March 2015
    Notable software releases this week include BusyContacts 1.0.2, Napkin 1.5, Backblaze 4.0, and PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.1. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text R…
    - 5 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 7:27pm -
  • newExtraBITS for 30 March 2015
    In our latest ExtraBITS roundup, Apple CEO Tim Cook makes a political statement in the Washington Post, Pixar releases RenderMan for free, Apple Store employees prepare to offer fashion advice, a Mac Plus gets on the Web, and Amazon reveals future up…
    - 5 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 7:27pm -
  • newTake Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 10: Prevent Data Loss and Theft
    Most of the topics in this book address ways of protecting your data in one fashion or another. But in this chapter, we change gears to address two key pieces of data security — preventing loss and theft of your data while it’s stored on your Mac…
    - 7 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 5:35pm -
  • newChapter 10 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available
    In this week’s installment, Joe Kissell moves from looking at the various ways you can keep people out of your Mac to how you can prevent loss and theft of your data while it’s stored on your Mac. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest con…
    - 7 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 5:34pm -
  • newExternal Link: Tim Cook Speaks Out Against “Religious Freedom” Laws
    Apple has come a long way from Steve Jobs’s open letters about DRM, Flash, and the firm’s environmental efforts. In a Washington Post op-ed, Apple CEO Tim Cook criticizes state laws that he says “would allow people to discriminate against their…
    - 9 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 3:54pm -
  • newBusyContacts 1.0.2
    Maintenance release for the new contact manager app. ($49.99 new, free update, 5.4 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…
    - 16 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 9:14am -
  • newNapkin 1.5
    Significant update to image annotation and diagramming app adds many user-requested features and overhauls user interface to be more aligned with Yosemite. ($39.99 new, free update, 5.4 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously p…
    - 23 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 2:01am -
  • newBackblaze 4.0
    Improves upload and download speeds through new threading approach. (Free, 9.8 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 bec…
    - 23 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 2:00am -
  • Inconsistent Support Bedevils MacBook Pros Suffering from “Staingate”
    The anti-glare coating on some MacBook Pro displays is peeling off under normal use, but Apple is being inconsistent with how it approaches the problem. Topher Kessler of MacIssues offers advice for those with affected Macs. Read the full article at…
    - 3 days ago 28 Mar 15, 12:00pm -
  • Twitter’s Meerkat Killer, Periscope, Has Arrived
    Twitter has unveiled its own entry in the online video broadcasting race, and it’s already taking the world by storm. Josh Centers explains what differentiates it from Meerkat. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published te…
    - 3 days ago 27 Mar 15, 4:27pm -
  • Launcher for iOS Finds the Rock
    After months in App Store purgatory, Launcher by Cromulent Labs returns to the App Store, letting you invoke apps and actions from iOS 8’s Notification Center. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publicat…
    - 4 days ago 27 Mar 15, 10:04am -

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  • new'Cards Against Humanity' expansion benefits women's STEM scholarship

    'Cards Against Humanity' expansion benefits women's STEM scholarship

    Cards Against Humanity, the naughty fill-in-the-blank card game, today launched the $10 Science Pack, an expansion offering 30 cards written in collaboration with Bad Astronomer Phil Plait and Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal creator Zach Weinersmit…
    - 49 mins ago 31 Mar 15, 12:06am -
  • newAT&T's gigabit internet arrives in Apple's backyard

    AT&T's gigabit internet arrives in Apple's backyard

    It's official: AT&T is offering full-fledged gigabit internet service in Silicon Valley before Google. After months of teasing, the telecom has launched its U-verse GigaPower service in Cupertino, Apple's home turf -- and a quick drive away from Goog…
    - 2 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 11:18pm -
  • newGmail for Android puts all your accounts in a single inbox

    Gmail for Android puts all your accounts in a single inbox

    Flipping between your multiple email accounts in Gmail has always been a bit of a pain, especially on mobile devices but that changes today with the release of Google's new "All Inboxes" option for Gmail's Android app. It does exactly what it sounds…
    - 2 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 10:47pm -
  • newTry Microsoft's new browser in Windows 10's latest test release

    Try Microsoft's new browser in Windows 10's latest test release

    If you've been wondering when Microsoft would finally roll its brand new Project Spartan web browser into a version of Windows 10 you can try, wonder no longer. The Redmond crew has released a preview build of the operating system (10049) that includ…
    - 3 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 10:16pm -
  • newFormer feds in Silk Road case stand accused of stealing bitcoins

    Former feds in Silk Road case stand accused of stealing bitcoins

    While Ross Ulbricht was found guilty for creating and running the online black market known as Silk Road, it seems that a couple of Federal agents assigned to the case weren't so innocent either. The US Justice Department has just charged two former…
    - 3 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 9:47pm -
  • newJay Z's version of Tidal is an artist-owned streaming service

    Jay Z's version of Tidal is an artist-owned streaming service

    The ink on Jay Z's purchase of music-streaming service Tidal isn't quite dry, but that's not stopping the musician/entrepreneur from getting a start on things. The company announced earlier today that it would offer a non-lossless option for half the…
    - 4 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 9:16pm -
  • newGoogle Drive offers access to your Google+ photos

    Google Drive offers access to your Google+ photos

    Google isn't wasting much time acting on its promise to divvy up Google+ into individual services. As hinted earlier, an updated version Google Drive on Android, iOS and the web now offers access to your Google+ photos. The unified cloud storage appr…
    - 4 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 9:02pm -
  • newThe winners of the 11th Annual Engadget Awards: Editors' Choice

    The winners of the 11th Annual Engadget Awards: Editors' Choice

    We trotted out some truly precious puppies to announce the winners of this year's Readers' Choice Awards, but now it's time to get down to business. As we do every year, we tasked our editor's with the monumental feat of sifting through the previous…
    - 4 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 8:30pm -
  • newSony's PlayStation video magazine returns on YouTube

    Sony's PlayStation video magazine returns on YouTube

    Remember the Sony-published video magazine PlayStation Underground? Well, it's back after a 14-year hiatus, and like so much of the video world, it's gone digital and now exists as a YouTube show. A post on the PlayStation Blog says that new episodes…
    - 5 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 7:54pm -
  • newThe (damn cute) winners of 11th Annual Engadget Awards: People's Choice

    The (damn cute) winners of 11th Annual Engadget Awards: People's Choice

    #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-389333{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-389333, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-389333{width:570px;display:block;} The votes for the 11th Annual Engadget People's…
    - 6 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 7:15pm -
  • new'Spooky' experiment proves quantum entanglement is real

    'Spooky' experiment proves quantum entanglement is real

    Einstein was wrong -- about the quantum mechanical phenomena known as superpositioning and wave form collapse, at least. A team from Australia's Griffith University and Japan's University of Tokyo, have proven that both are tangible phenomena, not si…
    - 6 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 6:59pm -

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  • My Work Here is Done

    My Work Here is Done

    After following Apple retail for 14 years, I’ve reached a happy ending, and am gracefully backing away from the crazy world of following the company and its stores. No more stories or analysis, or flying out to far-flung locations to join overnigh…
    - 3 days ago 28 Mar 15, 3:19am -
  • Live Above An Apple Store—For a Price

    Live Above An Apple Store—For a Price

    For the most-avid Apple store enthusiast, a most-extraordinary opportunity has arisen to purchase an apartment inside an Apple store building. No more driving—or even walking—to your Genius Bar appointment or to pick up an accessory. Just take a…
    - 17 days ago 14 Mar 15, 9:26am -
  • More Streams of People To Fill The Retail Stores

    More Streams of People To Fill The Retail Stores

    Although Apple’s Monday special event was intended to formally present Apple Watch, it seemed to be more about the company’s retail stores, which will bear the brunt of additional inventory, sales and traffic handling tasks to get the produc…
    - 20 days ago 11 Mar 15, 7:47am -
  • Latest Store Opening Generates Apple Enthusiasm

    Latest Store Opening Generates Apple Enthusiasm

    This video of the Zhongjie Joy City (Shenyang, China) Apple store grand opening on February 28th demonstrates the broad extent of the enthusiasm for Apple’s retail stores, and how it transcends cultures and international boundaries.
    - 28 days ago 3 Mar 15, 6:50am -
  • Neighbors Organize Protest Over Future Apple Store

    Neighbors Organize Protest Over Future Apple Store

    - 35 days ago 23 Feb 15, 10:26pm -
  • Last Mini-Store Moves to Full-Size Space

    Last Mini-Store Moves to Full-Size Space

    In typical Apple fashion, customer service trumped the scheduled 10 p.m. closing time of the Oakridge (N. Calif.) retail store last night, the last of nine mini-stores that debuted in 2004 and introduced the now-familiar stainless steel interior des…
    - 44 days ago 15 Feb 15, 3:05am -
  • Historic Genius Bar Logos Are Being Removed

    Historic Genius Bar Logos Are Being Removed

    An original and significant element of Apple’s retail stores is disappearing. Over the past month workers have been removing the “atom” symbol that has pinpointed the Genius Bars since the first store opened in 2001, and they are replacing i…
    - 48 days ago 11 Feb 15, 12:34pm -
  • Apple Expanding Green Energy To More Stores

    Apple Expanding Green Energy To More Stores

    Apple announced today that it’s signed an $848 million contract to purchase solar electricity that will convert all 52 of its California stores, its headquarters and a data center to green power by the end of 2016. Speaking at a San Francisco…
    - 48 days ago 11 Feb 15, 3:56am -
  • Store Employees Indicted, Gift Card Fraud Ring

    Store Employees Indicted, Gift Card Fraud Ring

    The Manhattan (NYC) district attorney announced indictments today against four former Apple retail store employees and a dental office receptionist, accusing them of defrauding Barclays Bank of of $700,000 through fraudulently-obtained Apple gift car…
    - 53 days ago 6 Feb 15, 3:59am -
  • Apple Posts One Last Look At Retail Financials

    Apple Posts One Last Look At Retail Financials

    In the wake of Apple’s unexplained decision to no longer separately report retail store financial results, the company has posted a final, tantalizing summary of how the stores have performed by geography over the past three years, showing Japan w…
    - 55 days ago 4 Feb 15, 10:48am -
  • Retail Veteran Is Leaving, Big Changes Coming

    Retail Veteran Is Leaving, Big Changes Coming

    Prompted by future career possibilities, and encouraged by the value of his Apple stock, Apple’s veteran vice president of retail real estate and development Bob Bridger is leaving the company at the end of March. Insiders say his departure is als…
    - 56 days ago 3 Feb 15, 4:56am -

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  • Protecting Core Operator Networks Against Privacy and Fraud Attacks

    Protecting Core Operator Networks Against Privacy and Fraud Attacks

    Developed in 1975, SS7 (Signalling System No.7) is, in simple terms, the technology that allows different mobile operators from around the world to communicate with one another. In slightly more detailed terms, it is a set of protocols that are […]…
    - 6 days ago 25 Mar 15, 7:49am -
  • GPS Tracking Apps

    GPS Tracking Apps

    There are few reasons you might want to track your mobile phone location. Theft is one of the biggest concerns when it comes to smartphones, due to the amount of personal data being carried around in our pockets on a […]
    - 8 days ago 23 Mar 15, 7:14am -
  • What Technologies Are Impacting On The Future Of Retail?

    What Technologies Are Impacting On The Future Of Retail?

    The 21st century is widely referred to as the “technology era” and for a good reason, given the fact that everything is computer-based nowadays. Gadgets make our lives a lot easier, and they have impacted every single industry so far: […]…
    - 10 days ago 20 Mar 15, 1:47pm -
  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac Free

    EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac Free

    Everyone working on computers is aware of the panic caused due to erasing of all data from their devices. Data can be lost due to human errors, system failures and various other unexpected reasons. Whether you own a Mac or […]
    - 16 days ago 15 Mar 15, 8:50am -
  • Things to Do with Your Old Phones

    Things to Do with Your Old Phones

    Do you know that we’re creating over 19.000 tons of electronic waste every year? Over 50% of that electronic waste are actually smartphones; old smartphones that are thrown away by their owners. Throwing away old phones is never a good […]…
    - 37 days ago 21 Feb 15, 2:44pm -
  • 7 iPhone Trends in 2015 to Watch Out For

    7 iPhone Trends in 2015 to Watch Out For

    The iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones on the planet, and as Apple has released more and more iterations of its flagship device, the specifications have grown, the features have grown more diverse, and Apple aficionados and technology [……
    - 42 days ago 17 Feb 15, 12:30pm -
  • Trust Movavi Screen Capture To Record Voice On Your Mac Device

    Trust Movavi Screen Capture To Record Voice On Your Mac Device

    Do you need to record online streaming audio on your Mac device? It could be that you have to record system alerts or apps or save streaming audio from internet or need to capture voice from the microphone. Well, whatever […]
    - 67 days ago 22 Jan 15, 2:27pm -
  • 6 Best Investment Apps to Manage and Grow Your Financial Portfolio

    6 Best Investment Apps to Manage and Grow Your Financial Portfolio

    Making good investment can be a great challenge for investors and this is not some kind of a secret which is never revealed before, thus, everyone knows about it. Since it is greatly challenging, one has to be very wise […]
    - 80 days ago 9 Jan 15, 4:56pm -
  • Android vs iOS: Highlighting Some Major User Differences

    Android vs iOS: Highlighting Some Major User Differences

    With Android and iPhone being two of the majorly used mobile operating platforms, it is interesting to note that the coming years will witness app developers investing their time and efforts on building apps that can run on Apple’s iOS […]…
    - 15 Dec 14, 1:32pm -
  • How to Integrate Outdoor Advertising With Social Media Advertising

    How to Integrate Outdoor Advertising With Social Media Advertising

    Social media advertising is hot. There’s no doubt about it. With the ability to hyper-target demographics, advertisers are buying up social media ads to the tune of tens of billions of dollars a year. Just look at the revenue growth […]…
    - 9 Dec 14, 6:20pm -

APPLE TOOLBOX

  • Apple patent improves access to emergency contacts and medical records
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a patent application today from Apple that describes enhanced techniques to show emergency contact information and medical records on a locked device. The patent, entitled “EMERGENCY INFORMAT…
    - 40 days ago 19 Feb 15, 12:45pm -
  • Apple applies for orientation-based audio patent, possibly related to rumoured iPad Pro
    Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a patent application from Apple that describes a method of automatically routing audio to different speakers on an electronic device, based upon its orientation. This may be used in the l…
    - 67 days ago 22 Jan 15, 2:42pm -
  • Apple awarded patent for strengthened glass displays
    Apple has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today for methods of improving the strength of glass covers on electronics devices such as the iPhone. Strengthened glass screen The patent describes systems an…
    - 69 days ago 20 Jan 15, 3:09pm -
  • Apple invents a new Home Button which also functions as a Joystick
    Apple filed a patent today with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) which describes a unique Home Button invention that can be used either as a regular button or as a gaming joystick. The patent demonstrates that Apple is considering ways to…
    - 74 days ago 15 Jan 15, 1:47pm -
  • iPhone 6 gets hot, fix
    Several users have reported an issue in which users feel that their iPhone 6 (and iPhone 6 Plus) sometimes get hot. Do you think that your idevice is overheating? This article explains why your iPhone is getting hot and how you can troubleshoot the p…
    - 76 days ago 14 Jan 15, 9:56am -
  • Apple granted patent for display based speakers
    Apple has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today for flexible display-based speaker structures that can be used to produce audio from the screens of its iDevices. The patent relates in general to elect…
    - 76 days ago 13 Jan 15, 3:56pm -
  • Apple patent application for 3D Camera and UI for CarPlay and Apple Watch
    Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a patent application from Apple that describes important advances to their existing 3D parallax effect taking advantage of 3D cameras. The patent describes a 3D user interface that ca…
    - 81 days ago 8 Jan 15, 2:54pm -
  • Apple awarded patent for flexible electronic devices
    Apple has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today for flexible electronic devices where all the electronics, not just the screen, are made from flexible materials. Flexible electronics The patent appli…
    - 83 days ago 6 Jan 15, 2:48pm -
  • Apple increases prices in Turkey
    As of January 2, 2015, the Turkish people will have to pay more for Apple products. Today, Apple Turkey increased prices (by about 10 percent) on Mac, iPhone, and iPod. Apple product prices in Turkey are among the highest in the world. iPhones, iPad…
    - 88 days ago 2 Jan 15, 9:52am -
  • Apple granted patent for a “communicating stylus”
    Apple has been granted a patent today by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a special type of stylus which can be used to draw on a surface and then transmit that data in real-time (or afterwards) to an electronic device such a…
    - 91 days ago 30 Dec 14, 11:31am -