MACTECH NEWS

  • newpiQtility for OS X updated with enhanced resize picture features

    piQtility for OS X updated with enhanced resize picture features

    MoonApp has updated piQtility for Mac OS X to version 4.6.2. It’s a picture utility that lets you manage, watermark, preview, sort, edit, convert or rename your pictures. Version 4.6.2 sports enhanc…
    - 4 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 6:13pm -
  • newCacheWarmer 15 for OS X is here
    CacheWarmer (https://assetcache.io/cachewarmer/) — which bridges the gap between Apple’s Caching Server and a traditional software update server — has been updated to version 15.It’s a command line utility for OS X Mavericks and later that w…
    - 4 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 6:01pm -
  • newFileMaker introduces new series of free how-to guides

    FileMaker introduces new series of free how-to guides

    FileMaker, Inc. (www.filemaker.com) has announced the release of the first in a three-part series of free how-to guides designed to lead teams through the process of building a custom app using the Fi…
    - 8 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 2:12pm -
  • newKeepSolid launches Roadmap Planner for OS X

    KeepSolid launches Roadmap Planner for OS X

    KeepSolid has introduced Roadmap Planner 1.3 for OS X, an app oriented towards people who plan their lives or/and businesses.It was specifically designed to help anyone put together strategy, systema…
    - 8 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • newZevrix upgrades Delivery Express for Mac OS X to version 2.5
    Zevrix Solutions has delivered Deliver Express 2.5, a maintenance update to its hot folder based solution to automatically send files across the Internet and locally with email notifications. The utility can serve multiple users on a network and sup…
    - 10 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 12:52pm -
  • newApple's Swift benchmark suite is now open source

    Apple's Swift benchmark suite is now open source

    In a post on its Swift blog (https://swift.org/blog/swift-benchmark-suite/) Apple says Swift’s benchmark suite is now open source. The uite contains source code for benchmarks, libraries, and utilit…
    - 23 hours ago 8 Feb 16, 11:04pm -
  • Apple releases third developer betas of OS X 10.11.4, iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2, tvOS 9.2

    Apple releases third developer betas of OS X 10.11.4, iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2, tvOS 9.2

    Apple has released its third developer beat of Mac OS X 10.11.4. The new beta seems to be a maintenance upgrade. Previous betas have added support for Live Photos in iMessages and the ability to encry…
    - 1 day ago 8 Feb 16, 10:08pm -
  • Dropshare 4 for Mac OS X gets revamped user interface

    Dropshare 4 for Mac OS X gets revamped user interface

    Timo Josten has announced Dropshare 4 (https://getdropsha.re), an update to his secure file sharing tool developed exclusively for Mac OS X 10.9 and higher. It’s a menu bar application for drag and…
    - 1 day ago 8 Feb 16, 5:58pm -
  • MacXDVD Software launches MacX DVD Ripper Pro

    MacXDVD Software launches MacX DVD Ripper Pro

    MacXDVD Software (www.macxdvd.com) has launched MacX DVD Ripper Pro, an update to its flagship DVD ripping software for Mac OS X and Windows. With the hyper-threading and multi-core processing, you c…
    - 1 day ago 8 Feb 16, 2:30pm -
  • XCOM 2 now available on the Mac

    XCOM 2 now available on the Mac

    2K and Firaxis Games have announced that XCOM 2, the sequel to the Game of the Year award-winning strategy title, is now available worldwide for the Mac via Feral Interactive.In XCOM 2, humanity los…
    - 4 days ago 5 Feb 16, 2:51pm -
  • Apple updates Final Cut Pro X, Compressor, Motion

    Apple updates Final Cut Pro X, Compressor, Motion

    Apple has released updates for its pro video tools: Final Cut Pro X, Compressor, and Motion.Final Cut Pro X, video editing software, has been upgraded to version 10.2.3. In addition to bug fixes, its…
    - 4 days ago 5 Feb 16, 2:01pm -

MAC NEWS AND RUMORS

  • newApple's Secret Virtual Reality Project: Everything We Know So Far

    Apple's Secret Virtual Reality Project: Everything We Know So Far

    Apple is rumored to have a secret research unit with hundreds of employees working on augmented and virtual reality, exploring ways the emerging technologies could be used in future products. One product said to be under development is a virtual real…
    - 3 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 7:46pm -
  • newHomemade Robot Masters iPhone Game and Voice Dictation

    Homemade Robot Masters iPhone Game and Voice Dictation

    A new video by YouTube user Junya Sakamoto posted over the weekend shows off a homemade robot, created by Sakamoto, that masters the trickiest stages of popular mobile game Puzzles and Dragons (via Kotaku). The four minute video uploaded to Sakamoto'…
    - 5 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 5:28pm -
  • newSquare Enix's 'Final Fantasy IX' Launches on iOS App Store

    Square Enix's 'Final Fantasy IX' Launches on iOS App Store

    Square Enix today launched the iOS version of its popular game Final Fantasy IX [Direct Link], which was originally released in 2000 for the Sony PlayStation. New to the iOS version of the game, players will be able to unlock achievements, activate 7…
    - 5 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 5:06pm -
  • newNorway to Force Accused Criminal to Unlock His iPhone With Touch ID

    Norway to Force Accused Criminal to Unlock His iPhone With Touch ID

    Norwegian police will force a 27-year-old man accused of drug possession to unlock his iPhone with Touch ID, according to local website Bergensavisen [Google Translate]. The police believe the confiscated smartphone may contain evidence about where h…
    - 6 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 4:30pm -
  • newAdonit Announces New 'Switch' and 'Mark' Styluses

    Adonit Announces New 'Switch' and 'Mark' Styluses

    Adonit, a company that makes a range of popular styluses for iOS devices, today announced the launch of two new products -- the Adonit Mark and the Adonit Switch. The Adonit Mark is an entry-level stylus that's priced affordably while the Adonit Swit…
    - 6 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 4:00pm -
  • newApple Stores Now Offering Belkin Screen Protector Application

    Apple Stores Now Offering Belkin Screen Protector Application

    As of today, Apple Stores across the United States and around the world are offering a new system that allows Apple Store employees to apply Belkin-branded screen protectors for iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus, and 6s Plus customers. Many stores across the worl…
    - 8 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 2:31pm -
  • newVirtual Reality Coming to iOS Within 2 Years, Claims Gene Munster

    Virtual Reality Coming to iOS Within 2 Years, Claims Gene Munster

    Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes Apple plans to put iOS at the center of several forthcoming augmented reality and VR innovations set to launch within the next two years.In a research note obtained by AppleInsider, Munster claims a timel…
    - 10 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 12:33pm -
  • newNew Features in tvOS 9.2 Beta 3: Dictation Support and App Store Siri Search

    New Features in tvOS 9.2 Beta 3: Dictation Support and App Store Siri Search

    Throughout the tvOS 9.2 beta testing process, Apple has been steadily adding new features. Today's third beta introduced a pair of new features that are quite useful: dictation and App Store search for Siri. We've made a quick video that shows off th…
    - 20 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 2:10am -
  • newApple Open Sources Swift Benchmark Suite

    Apple Open Sources Swift Benchmark Suite

    Apple today announced that its Swift benchmark suite is open source, just over two months after making its Swift programming language open sourced as promised at the 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference.Apple's Swift benchmarking suite is designed…
    - 23 hours ago 8 Feb 16, 11:21pm -
  • Law Firms Consider 'Error 53' Lawsuits Against Apple as Some Stores Authorized for Repairs

    Law Firms Consider 'Error 53' Lawsuits Against Apple as Some Stores Authorized for Repairs

    Several law firms are considering lawsuits against Apple following news that the company disables iPhone 6 models that have third-party repairs that affect Touch ID, reports The Guardian. The "Error 53" controversy started last week when news circula…
    - 1 day ago 8 Feb 16, 8:00pm -
  • Apple Seeds Third OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan Beta to Developers

    Apple Seeds Third OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan Beta to Developers

    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.4 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second OS X 10.11.4 beta and three weeks after releasing OS X 10.11.3. OS X 10.11.4 has been in testing since January…
    - 1 day ago 8 Feb 16, 6:02pm -

MACWORLD

  • newThe Week in Mac Apps: Performance Pro protects your data and online identity

    The Week in Mac Apps: Performance Pro protects your data and online identity

    ...plus, an update from iA Writer, and moreThis week's roundup of new Mac apps brings us better browsing tools, from antivirus scanners to ad blockers. Read on!AntiVirus Sentinel Pro - Adware & Virus Scanner - Network Monitor & Protection 3.2.5Wo…
    - 3 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 7:00pm -
  • newThe most annoying Apple TV feature is about to be fixed

    The most annoying Apple TV feature is about to be fixed

    The fourth-gen Apple TV’s App Store is a game-changer, but searching for and installing apps is one of the most irritating experiences I've ever had on an Apple device because you have to use the touchpad remote to enter text. It takes forever. B…
    - 5 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 5:04pm -
  • newWithings' connected health app gets better at monitoring your blood pressure

    Withings' connected health app gets better at monitoring your blood pressure

    February is American Heart Month, so there’s no better time to make sure you’re doing great when it comes to overall cardiovascular health.Maker of connected health devices, Withings, has just released Hy-Result, a paid upgrade to its Health Ma…
    - 9 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 1:00pm -
  • newDashy Crashy is a fun and flashy iOS game, but will it last?

    Dashy Crashy is a fun and flashy iOS game, but will it last?

    Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play…
    - 10 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 12:38pm -
  • Instagram now lets you switch between multiple accounts

    Instagram now lets you switch between multiple accounts

    For Instagram users with more than one account, life has just gotten a lot easier.On Monday, Instagram released a new feature to allow switching between multiple accounts on its iOS and Android apps. Instagram users are now able to add and switch bet…
    - 1 day ago 8 Feb 16, 8:01pm -
  • PSA: Get 2GB of free Google Drive storage when you perform an account security checkup

    PSA: Get 2GB of free Google Drive storage when you perform an account security checkup

    Admit it: you can always use more cloud storage. Google is offering you an easy way to score more Drive space and get some extra peace of mind about your account security.Just as it did last year, Google is honoring Safer Internet Day by giving …
    - 1 day ago 8 Feb 16, 7:58pm -
  • Switch from Facebook's iOS app to Facebook on Safari to save battery life

    Switch from Facebook's iOS app to Facebook on Safari to save battery life

    Facebook last October promised to fix technical issues with its iOS app that caused it to suck up tons of battery life, but despite those efforts, Facebook’s iPhone app continues to hog more power than it should. The Guardian has some anecdotal ev…
    - 1 day ago 8 Feb 16, 6:27pm -
  • Hangouts targets improved call quality and speed with peer-to-peer connections

    Hangouts targets improved call quality and speed with peer-to-peer connections

    Hangouts will now seek to establish peer-to-peer connections for new calls, a move that should improve the speed and quality of connections.A Reddit user spotted the change when initiating the call recently. Also, Google launched a help page that out…
    - 1 day ago 8 Feb 16, 5:22pm -
  • The Pirate Bay gets into the streaming game

    The Pirate Bay gets into the streaming game

    There's a new, free streaming service offering limitless television shows and the latest movies, but it just might put you in the sights of the entertainment industry. Infamous pirate download site, The Pirate Bay, recently rolled out a streaming se…
    - 1 day ago 8 Feb 16, 3:19pm -
  • The 10 best tech ads from Super Bowl 50

    The 10 best tech ads from Super Bowl 50

    It's post-Super Bowl Monday and millions of you are probably reading this from home today recovering from Sunday night's festivities. We can't help you with that pounding headache or that regret over siding with Bing and betting on the Panthers–se…
    - 1 day ago 8 Feb 16, 2:23pm -
  • First look: LifePrint uses AR to bring photos to life

    First look: LifePrint uses AR to bring photos to life

    Print GIFs, Vines, and Live Photos and use LifePrint's AR to bring these shots to life.
    - 2 days ago 8 Feb 16, 6:30am -

APPLE NEWS FOR THE REST OF US

  • newMicrosoft Mum on Office Accreditation Program Future
    Microsoft has seemingly dropped its Microsoft Office for Mac and iOS Accredited Support Professional program, which was popular with consultants and IT professionals who found both the training and the accreditation valuable. Read the full article a…
    - 21 mins ago 9 Feb 16, 10:02pm -
  • newExternal Link: Apple Stores Installing Belkin iPhone Screen Protectors
    Although iPhone screens are generally quite durable, particularly if guarded by a case, some people like to add a screen protector too. But installing a screen protector can be a finicky and error-prone process that suffers from problems with alignme…
    - 3 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 6:55pm -
  • new1Password 6.0.2
    Enables you to control which vault is opened when you unlock the password manager, plus adds a number of improvements and bug fixes. ($49.99 new, free update, 43.8 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology pu…
    - 6 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 4:38pm -
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 8 February 2016
    Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.7, Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3, Motion 5.2.3, Compressor 4.2.2, Banktivity 5.6.5 (formerly iBank), and DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.9. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuousl…
    - 1 day ago 8 Feb 16, 8:43pm -
  • ExtraBITS for 8 February 2016
    In this week’s ExtraBITS collection, writer Craig Grannell calls out Apple for a lack of Reduce Motion options in OS X and tvOS, Facebook’s iOS app continues to use more power than is reasonable, and veteran technology journalist Walt Mossberg sa…
    - 1 day ago 8 Feb 16, 8:43pm -
  • External Link: El Capitan and tvOS Criticized by Vestibular Disorder Sufferer
    The Reduce Motion option in iOS (Settings > General > Accessibility) helped many users for whom iOS’s animations and parallax effects cause motion sickness and nausea due to vestibular disorders. Writer Craig Grannell charges that Apple has not fol…
    - 1 day ago 8 Feb 16, 8:14pm -
  • External Link: Facebook’s iOS App Is Still a Battery Hog
    Despite Facebook supposedly taking steps to address the issue, the service’s iOS app apparently still consumes more battery power than is reasonable. Samuel Gibbs of The Guardian found that uninstalling the app made the battery in his iPhone 6s Plu…
    - 1 day ago 8 Feb 16, 5:21pm -
  • Three Alternatives to the iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard
    Apple’s Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro works reasonably well and is thin and lightweight, but its chiclet keys are an acquired taste for many. Fortunately, alternatives do exist. Julio Ojeda-Zapata looks at three third-party iPad Pro keyboards tha…
    - 1 day ago 8 Feb 16, 4:22pm -
  • New Apple Repair Program for Mac Pro Video Cards
    Apple has launched a secret repair program for some late 2013 Mac Pros with video issues. Josh Centers tells you which models are affected and explains how to get them fixed. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published techno…
    - 1 day ago 8 Feb 16, 4:11pm -
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.7
    Fixes a number of bugs in the backup utility. ($39.99 new, free update, 12.1 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 becom…
    - 1 day ago 8 Feb 16, 1:57pm -
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3, Motion 5.2.3, Compressor 4.2.2
    Maintenance updates for Apple’s professional video editing apps. ($299.99/$49.99/$49.99 new, free updates) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, hel…
    - 2 days ago 8 Feb 16, 9:01am -

TUAW: APPLE NEWS AND REVIEWS

  • newGrammy awards get built-in cameras for a winner's perspective

    Grammy awards get built-in cameras for a winner's perspective

    The 58th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony is set to take place next week, and this year folks watching at home will get a rather unique perspective. The awards themselves, those iconic golden-horned record players, will have cameras built in to their ba…
    - 19 mins ago 9 Feb 16, 10:04pm -
  • newStreamNation shuts down its cloud media service on March 8th

    StreamNation shuts down its cloud media service on March 8th

    Are you one of the early adopters who gave StreamNation a shot? If you did, you'll want to sit up and take notice. The company is shutting down its namesake personal-media-in-the-cloud service (along with Shutter) on March 8th. You can move any ph…
    - 39 mins ago 9 Feb 16, 9:44pm -
  • newVine update lets you reorder an account's videos

    Vine update lets you reorder an account's videos

    While Twitter is firmly behind keeping things in chronological order, Vine announced that users could reorder the videos of their favorite accounts from newest to oldest, oldest to newest and most importantly by the account's most popular videos. You…
    - 1 hour ago 9 Feb 16, 9:21pm -
  • newAtari Lynx: a romance of high scores and low batteries

    Atari Lynx: a romance of high scores and low batteries

    Like most tween crushes, the attraction was instant and overwhelming. I remember the first time I set eyes on the Atari Lynx as if it were yesterday. It was perched on a shelf, center stage, behind a huge pane of glass -- a window display in a branch…
    - 1 hour ago 9 Feb 16, 9:00pm -
  • new'The Division' is getting an open beta next week

    'The Division' is getting an open beta next week

    If you didn't participate in The Division's recent closed beta, don't worry -- you're going to have another chance to play the game soon. Ubisoft has announced open beta dates for its new Tom Clancy title, which will be available on Xbox One, PlaySta…
    - 2 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 8:43pm -
  • newPrep for the debates and primaries with Engadget's election guide

    Prep for the debates and primaries with Engadget's election guide

    Last week Iowa voted and there were surprises all around. Ted Cruz became the front runner in the Republican race and Marco Rubio made an excellent showing by coming in a close third. Plus Hillary Clinton only narrowly avoided an upset from Larry Dav…
    - 2 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 8:21pm -
  • newGoogle backs away from banning dedicated Android ad blockers

    Google backs away from banning dedicated Android ad blockers

    Google's tough stance on dedicated Android ad blockers might be softening a bit. The company has reversed its decision to yank Adblock Fast from the Play Store following an appeal from the app's developer, Rocketship. Google hasn't officially said wh…
    - 2 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 7:58pm -
  • newPayPal shoots self in foot while 'white knighting' for Netflix

    PayPal shoots self in foot while 'white knighting' for Netflix

    With the recent rollout of Netflix Everywhere, the company has been on a tear trying to track down and lock out users who rely on VPNs to bypass its regional restrictions and access the US programming list. Doing so hasn't been as easy as Netflix ini…
    - 3 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 7:35pm -
  • newVertu's sudden CEO swap spells trouble after Chinese buyout

    Vertu's sudden CEO swap spells trouble after Chinese buyout

    It's only been three months since we met Vertu's then freshly-appointed CEO Billy Crotty, an Irishman who was brought in by the company's new Chinese owner, but for reasons unknown, it appears that he's already left the luxury phone maker. That's acc…
    - 3 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 7:17pm -
  • newPre-order Oculus Rift-ready PCs starting on February 16th

    Pre-order Oculus Rift-ready PCs starting on February 16th

    If you want an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset but realize that your existing PC just won't cut it, don't panic -- you can get a guaranteed-ready system very shortly. Oculus has announced that pre-orders for both Oculus Ready PCs and those with.…
    - 3 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 6:54pm -
  • newThe best beard trimmer

    The best beard trimmer

    By Seamus BellamyThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.After 46 hours of research and a week of testing tools with a pair of professional barbers, plus a…
    - 4 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 6:30pm -

APPLEINSIDER

APPLETELL

  • new[EntertainmentTell] WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan retires at 34

    [EntertainmentTell] WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan retires at 34

    [From EntertainmentTell] Wrestling fans (today's fan) are sad to hear the news of the early retirement of Daniel Bryan. Bryan has been battling medical issues arising from a concussion he received last April during a match.
    - 20 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 2:06am -
  • new[HomeTechTell] Amazon Echo soon to rule the home

    [HomeTechTell] Amazon Echo soon to rule the home

    [From HomeTechTell] For anyone who is not familiar with the Echo, it is the modern day assistant that is starting to outshine Siri, Cortana and all other electronic assistants and voice controlled smart boxes.Echo is fast becoming the "go to" voice…
    - 21 hours ago 9 Feb 16, 12:59am -
  • [AppleTell] Who can get free exposure during the Super Bowl, Apple, that's who

    [AppleTell] Who can get free exposure during the Super Bowl, Apple, that's who

    [From AppleTell] Believe it or not, Apple did not spend any money to advertise during Super Bowl 50. That sounds crazy, right? Of course, why wouldn't they put together another great Ad, like the classice 1984 Apple spot that launched their awakeni…
    - 1 day ago 8 Feb 16, 10:42am -
  • [EntertainmentTell] Dave Mirra: BMX and X Games legend, dead at 41

    [EntertainmentTell] Dave Mirra:  BMX and X Games legend, dead at 41

    [From EntertainmentTell] Police in Greenville North Carolina announced that Dave Mirra's body was found earlier yesterday. Early responders and authorities discovered Mirra's body in his truck from an apparent suicide.Mirra, BMX star, X Games gold…
    - 4 days ago 5 Feb 16, 6:25pm -
  • [AppleTell] iPhone 7: Concept, Reality or Dream

    [AppleTell] iPhone 7:  Concept, Reality or Dream

    [From AppleTell] Rumors are still flying around that the iPhone 7 will be released this year (2016). Nothing official from Apple at this point, only a lot of speculation and hype.Flush mount camera, thinner, lighter, more durable, both a front AND…
    - 4 days ago 5 Feb 16, 10:50am -
  • [GadgeTell] Prepping for the Big Game (the one we can't say) 2016

    [GadgeTell] Prepping for the Big Game (the one we can't say) 2016

    [From GadgeTell] As the big game approaches the one we are not allowed to say unless we want to get sued by the NFL. You know, the Broncos vs the Panthers next weekend. I think I can get away with that, right. We show you some quick picks on Amazo…
    - 11 days ago 30 Jan 16, 1:34am -
  • [HomeTechTell] Smart Home, let's start in the kitchen with the Smart Fridge

    [HomeTechTell] Smart Home, let's start in the kitchen with the Smart Fridge

    [From HomeTechTell] When we think of Smart Homes and appliances, the refrigerator is probably the first thing that should jump right out at us. It is the first thing we go to to satisfy our thirst and hunger. Instead of getting up and going to look…
    - 13 days ago 27 Jan 16, 10:34am -
  • [AppleTell] Apple to release second Beta for iOS 9.3 to Developers

    [AppleTell] Apple to release second Beta for iOS 9.3 to Developers

    [From AppleTell] Apple has set the second beta for iOS 9.3 out to developers on Monday, January 25th, just about two weeks after the initial release of the updated OS.
    - 14 days ago 26 Jan 16, 10:38am -
  • [GadgeTell] Microsoft Surface under pressure during NFL AFC Championship Sunday

    [GadgeTell] Microsoft Surface under pressure during NFL AFC Championship Sunday

    [From GadgeTell] In case anyone didn't notice, or hear the announcers on Sunday (January 24th), the Patriots lost all connectivity with their Microsoft Surface tablets on the sidelines at one point. The Microsoft reps stated that it was a connection…
    - 15 days ago 25 Jan 16, 6:42pm -
  • [GamerTell] Walking Dead game from Overkill delayed until 2017

    [GamerTell] Walking Dead game from Overkill delayed until 2017

    [From GamerTell] Starbreeze released information that they have formed a partnership with a Korean game company named Smilegate. This announcement goes along with the delay of Overkill's The Walking Dead VR Experience game. The deal also includes…
    - 18 days ago 22 Jan 16, 6:48pm -
  • [GadgeTell] Microsoft Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 high-end models

    [GadgeTell] Microsoft Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 high-end models

    [From GadgeTell] Microsoft has created more powerful versions of its Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. These newer models have the Intel Core i7 processor, 1TB SSD hard drive, 16GB RAM and a Nvidia graphics card.
    - 18 days ago 22 Jan 16, 6:27pm -

IFOAPPLESTORE

  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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.
    - 3 Mar 15, 6:50am -
  • Neighbors Organize Protest Over Future Apple Store

    Neighbors Organize Protest Over Future Apple Store

    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 3 Feb 15, 4:56am -

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APPLECTURE

  • Facts Of Interest For Brother Printer Owners About Buying Brother Cartridges

    Facts Of Interest For Brother Printer Owners About Buying Brother Cartridges

    When compared to the other printer brands, Brother is a name that is not that well-known. It is interesting to notice that those that actually own the printers are really happy. That is especially the case when referring to those […]
    - 8 days ago 2 Feb 16, 7:07am -
  • Jetpack Water Jump

    Jetpack Water Jump

    Are you looking for an action-packed endless running game where you can compete with your friends and be the first one to finish the race ? Or even just test your skills and reflexes ? With Jetpack Water Jump you […]
    - 8 days ago 2 Feb 16, 7:03am -
  • Save On Calling Costs While You Are Traveling

    Save On Calling Costs While You Are Traveling

    It goes without saying that roaming charges can be a real pain for all cellular phone users. When you are traveling, it always happens that you need to make a phone call when it seems as though you are roaming. […]
    - 13 days ago 27 Jan 16, 3:20pm -
  • The Most Innovative Things Happening With Text Messaging

    The Most Innovative Things Happening With Text Messaging

    Did you know that there is more to text messaging than sending out confirmations and announcements? Tech-savvy app developers and campaigners are now using SMS to perform various tasks that you would otherwise have thought impossible. «I’ve spent…
    - 18 days ago 23 Jan 16, 3:57am -
  • 10 Things SIRI Can Do Faster Than You

    10 Things SIRI Can Do Faster Than You

    Apple’s iPhone has been an amazing new product in the world of smartphones and gadgets since the day it was produced first. Apple made continuous progress into the desing and apps to make iphone as successful as it is right […]
    - 46 days ago 25 Dec 15, 12:50pm -
  • Exclusive Interview With Vaping Marketplace Founder, Vas Blagodarskiy

    Exclusive Interview With Vaping Marketplace Founder, Vas Blagodarskiy

    If you live under a rock, you might not know that tobacco smoking costs places a $170-billion burden on the U.S. healthcare economy, and kills over 400,000 people a year. Recently, the “vaping” revolution has swept across America, helping thousan…
    - 49 days ago 22 Dec 15, 6:29pm -
  • Electronic Dispenser for Manual Solder Paste Application to PCB for Reflow Soldering or Hot-Air Soldering Technics

    Electronic Dispenser for Manual Solder Paste Application to PCB for Reflow Soldering or Hot-Air Soldering Technics

    Electronic 5V DC powered Solder paste Dispenser AIR FREE / AIR LESS operation V2 My name is Mike Mencinger. The goal to build this Dispenser was to be as cheep as possible and to avoid using any 3D printed parts! […]
    - 51 days ago 21 Dec 15, 3:12am -
  • Media Player for Mac – Worth Checking Out!

    Media Player for Mac – Worth Checking Out!

    With so many media formats around it is difficult to find an application that could handle all of them. Some applications claim they can do it but don’t you know that’s practically impossible? Elmedia does not support all, but all […]…
    - 69 days ago 2 Dec 15, 3:06pm -
  • Mac as a Gaming PC

    Mac as a Gaming PC

    In the past, Mac and gaming weren’t synonymous, they were more like a huge oxymoron. If you love playing games, chances are you weren’t doing so on a Mac. But, this is no longer true, especially since games are coming […]
    - 69 days ago 2 Dec 15, 10:36am -
  • Post Your Own Content on the First Page of Google Search for Free!

    Post Your Own Content on the First Page of Google Search for Free!

    Problems solving: Regular persons can’t make others to notice their opinions, news, photos, videos, etc., unless they have a long list of friends, fans or followers to support or share their posts. Solution: After creating content, of any kind, lik…
    - 72 days ago 30 Nov 15, 4:12am -

APPLE TOOLBOX

  • Apple Releases iOS 9.3 Beta 3 to Developers (Download)
    We are starting this Monday off right by getting another beta release from Apple. Today, the company just rolled out iOS 9 beta 3 (build number of 13E5200d) to developers without new features but improvements. iPhone and iPad users can now download t…
    - 1 day ago 8 Feb 16, 9:55pm -
  • How to Force Reload App Store to Load Faster on iPhone
    Based on my personal experience, whenever I open the App Store on my iPhone while on a really fast internet network, the app takes about a second or so to show everything, which has been updated. However, when the device is connecting to a slower int…
    - 1 day ago 8 Feb 16, 1:32pm -
  • Opinion: 9 months with the Apple Watch…
    Apple Watch has been available since April 2015. As an early adopter, what has it been like using the watch each day since? Rather than provide a review (as thousands can be found online), I’d like to convey my thoughts and opinions of wearin…
    - 2 days ago 7 Feb 16, 2:30pm -
  • Apple Confirms Error 53 on iPhone 6 Will Brick Your Device
    Many iPhone 6 users have been getting the unknown Error 53 on their device while trying to update to a newer firmware. There is no place to be found that describe what was happening and why this error even existed in the first place. Not until today,…
    - 4 days ago 6 Feb 16, 2:24am -
  • Airdrop Not Working; 7 Tips to Consider
    Although Airdrop is a handy feature that makes transfers between devices super easy, many users have reported problems with Airdrop.Some were able to send data to only limited contacts, however, others couldn’t send or receive anything at all via…
    - 4 days ago 5 Feb 16, 9:49pm -
  • Apple Stops Signing iOS 9.2, No Longer Able to Downgrade
    While there aren’t a lot of activities going on within the Jailbreak community, Apple has been busy with their own iOS 9 firmware. First, the company rolled out iOS 9.3 beta which brings new features like Night Shift (night mode or f.lux) to iPhone…
    - 5 days ago 5 Feb 16, 6:04am -
  • Block Unwanted Messages and Emails; How-To
    The way we communicate today is dramatically changing with the advent of new technologies. iPad and iPhones are great communication tools in that they allow you to communicate via emails, Messages, Facetime and occasionally even a phone call via VOIP…
    - 6 days ago 4 Feb 16, 5:08am -
  • How to use OS X advanced Dictation feature with Privacy
    Although it will be nice to have the Siri feature on Mac some day, you can still use voice controls in your mac by using the Dictation feature in your El Capitan. El Capitan provides new dictation commands for you to not only search using Spotlight b…
    - 6 days ago 3 Feb 16, 1:09pm -
  • Problems with the Volume on iPhone 6 Plus? Here’s a Fix
    Although majority users have experienced fewer problems or not having any issues at all with Apple recent iPhone model, the 6 Plus. There were a few that asked us about their volume buttons and how it’s not working correctly on their iOS device. Sp…
    - 6 days ago 3 Feb 16, 11:04am -
  • Cannot Connect to Internet; Fixes For Macs
    Macs are very stable computers with a rock solid environment and rarely have problems. When occasional problems happen, it takes a little bit of Sleuthing to find out the pressing issues and resolve them. Macs have also evolved over time. With a wid…
    - 8 days ago 2 Feb 16, 4:40am -