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  • newHappy Independence Day!

    Happy Independence Day!

    On July 4, 1776, the United States declared its independence from Britain. Today MacTech and MacNews will be running on a limited schedule in honor of Independence Day, the Fourth of July. (Yes, it's…
    - 17 hours ago 3 Jul 15, 1:52pm -
  • Apple’s Swift programming language gaining in popularity

    Apple’s Swift programming language gaining in popularity

    A new programming language survey shows Apple’s Swift programming language breaking into the top 20 for the first time, while the future of Microsoft’s Visual Basic (VB) in the top rankings is now…
    - 2 days ago 2 Jul 15, 5:25pm -
  • Logo Pop Free for Mac OS X revved to version 1.2

    Logo Pop Free for Mac OS X revved to version 1.2

    MacAppware, a division of 128bit Technologies, has released. Logo Pop Free 1.2. It's an update of the free vector-based logo design app for Mac OS X.The upgrade has various bug fixes and enhancements…
    - 2 days ago 2 Jul 15, 11:30am -
  • IK Multimedia announces 96kHz firmware update for iRig PRO and iRig HD

    IK Multimedia announces 96kHz firmware update for iRig PRO and iRig HD

     IK Multimedia (www.ikmultimedia.com) has announced complementary firmware update that enables high resolution 24-bit/96kHz audio sampling for its iRig PRO and iRig HD mobile audio interfaces.read m…
    - 2 days ago 2 Jul 15, 11:26am -
  • Fileloupe is a new media browser for Mac OS X

    Fileloupe is a new media browser for Mac OS X

    Corduroy Code has released Fileloupe 1.0 (http://www.fileloupe.com), a new media browser for Mac OS X Yosemite. It combines the features of a photo viewer, video player and document browser into a si…
    - 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 1:41pm -
  • 24U offers Audit Service for existing FileMaker Solutions

    24U offers Audit Service for existing FileMaker Solutions

    24U Software (http://www.24usoftware.com/) has announced its new audit service for FileMaker solutions.It's a service designed to help managers and business owners to make data-driven decision about…
    - 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 1:23pm -
  • Conversion software for 25 languages launched

    Conversion software for 25 languages launched

    Translate Your World, developers of across-language communication software, has announced the availability of its new software that enables users to converse in real-time across 25 different languages…
    - 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 1:17pm -
  • Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesign now supports CC 2015
    Zevrix Solutions has released Output Factory Server 1.2.1, a compatibility update to its output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory Server automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from hot folder…
    - 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 11:43am -
  • PipelineFX’s Qube! now available in one-month installments

    PipelineFX’s Qube! now available in one-month installments

    PipelineFX has added a subscription licensing option to Qube! render farm management software for visual effects. This new option can be limited to a single one-month installment."Sometimes an upfro…
    - 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 11:27am -
  • CS Odessa releases USA Mapping Solution for ConceptDraw Pro 10
    CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has announced a new addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park designed to assist individuals who are looking for county outlines to be represented in maps they draw. The collection of library objects, templates, and examp…
    - 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 11:23am -
  • Apple releases iTunes 12.2 for the Mac, Windows

    Apple releases iTunes 12.2 for the Mac, Windows

    Apple has released iTunes 12.2 for the Mac,adding support for its new Apple Music service. According to the update description in the Mac App Store — where you can obtain the update in the, well, Up…
    - 3 days ago 30 Jun 15, 11:16pm -

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  • A Tour of Apple Music
    Josh Centers takes an all-access tour of the sprawling Apple Music, offering tips and observations along the way.  Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS fee…
    - 2 days ago 2 Jul 15, 5:29pm -
  • External Link: Is Safari the New Internet Explorer?
    Safari has become the new Internet Explorer, at least if you believe developer Nolan Lawson. In a blog post, Lawson laments Apple’s absence at the recent EdgeConf developer conference, and goes on to chide Apple for not properly implementing new We…
    - 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 5:20pm -
  • iTunes 12.2
    Integrates the Apple Music streaming music subscription service and the free Beats 1 radio service into iTunes. (Free, 222 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-…
    - 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 5:20am -
  • Security Update 2015-005
    Lengthy list of vulnerability fixes mirrors many of those patched by 10.10.4 Yosemite. (Free, various sizes) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, hel…
    - 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 3:46am -
  • Mac EFI Security Update 2015-001
    Patches vulnerabilities with EFI firmware for Mountain Lion and Mavericks. (Free, 101 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work…
    - 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 1:21am -
  • Safari 8.0.7, 7.1.7, and 6.2.7
    Updates to the three versions of Apple’s Web browser with reduced memory usage for improved performance, plus (Free) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS…
    - 3 days ago 30 Jun 15, 11:52pm -
  • Apple Releases iOS 8.4 with Apple Music
    Apple has updated iOS to 8.4, and with it has launched its new Apple Music subscription service. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support ou…
    - 4 days ago 30 Jun 15, 3:01pm -
  • Apple Improves Networking in OS X 10.10.4
    Apple has released OS X 10.10.4, which promises to solve networking reliability and iCloud Photo Library syncing, among other things. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get…
    - 4 days ago 30 Jun 15, 3:00pm -
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 29 June 2015
    Notable software releases this week include ClamXav 2.8.1, Toast 14 Titanium and Toast 14 Pro, and iMovie 10.0.9. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed…
    - 5 days ago 29 Jun 15, 3:24pm -
  • ExtraBITS for 29 June 2015
    In this week’s ExtraBITS, Josh Centers and Joe Kissell chatted with the Tech Night Owl, Apple expanded its AppleCare+ battery coverage and banned the Confederate battle flag from the App Store, and Google debuted a virtual climb up El Capitan. Rea…
    - 5 days ago 29 Jun 15, 3:24pm -
  • External Link: Josh Centers and Joe Kissell Discuss Conspiracies, Backups with the Tech Night Owl
    Our own Josh Centers and Joe Kissell were this week’s guests on The Tech Night Owl podcast. Josh talked about Apple Music, including a conspiracy theory about Taylor Swift, the Apple TV’s future, and the possibility of ARM-based Macs. Joe Kissell…
    - 5 days ago 29 Jun 15, 12:16pm -

TUAW: APPLE NEWS AND REVIEWS

  • newThe new Bubble Wrap is losing its pop

    The new Bubble Wrap is losing its pop

    Bubble Wrap is one of mankind's greatest inventions. It protects our online orders from becoming rubble in a delivery van, but more importantly, it doubles as pure, joyous entertainment. Pop, pop, pop. There's nothing quite like it. That's why we wer…
    - 3 hours ago 4 Jul 15, 3:06am -
  • newSolar-powered plane completes five-day journey across the Pacific

    Solar-powered plane completes five-day journey across the Pacific

    The Solar Impulse 2 is a solar-powered plane that has been flying around the world since March. Back in May, it was set to make its most ambitious journey yet, a 5,061-mile trip from Japan to Hawaii. Unfortunately, though, Pilot Andre Borschberg's in…
    - 4 hours ago 4 Jul 15, 2:37am -
  • newXiaomi's next low-cost wearable will monitor your heart rate

    Xiaomi's next low-cost wearable will monitor your heart rate

    Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has made a name for itself by delivering premium devices at budget prices. As well as phones and tablets, Xiaomi also sells accessories, including the Mi Band fitness tracker. After almost a year on sale, China's biggest mo…
    - 5 hours ago 4 Jul 15, 1:32am -
  • newNASA made a plane snuff movie... for your safety

    NASA made a plane snuff movie... for your safety

    If you survive a plane crash but your emergency locator transmitter (ELT) doesn't, it'd be a cruel irony if rescuers never found you. But NASA, of all agencies, has crashed a light airplane to make those devices stronger and better. "It's not obvious…
    - 7 hours ago 4 Jul 15, 12:01am -
  • newDr. Dre will debut a Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music tomorrow night

    Dr. Dre will debut a Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music tomorrow night

    Days after Apple Music launched to the public, it's becoming clearer where Dr. Dre fits. The hip-hop mogul, who joined Apple after the company bought up Beats, announced today that he's about to launch a regular radio program exclusive to Apple Music…
    - 8 hours ago 3 Jul 15, 10:44pm -
  • newFloating plasma display makes fairies a reality

    Floating plasma display makes fairies a reality

    See that teensy Tinkerbell-shaped light above? That's not CGI -- that's a real floating display, and it's completely touchable too. Mid-air plasma displays aren't that prolific yet, but they're not exactly new either. However, floating lights created…
    - 8 hours ago 3 Jul 15, 10:20pm -
  • newOnePlus is giving away Google Cardboard for $0 plus shipping (update: out of stock)

    OnePlus is giving away Google Cardboard for $0 plus shipping (update: out of stock)

    Well, this is one way for an up-and-coming company to get people's attention. OnePlus, the Chinese manufacturer best-known for making a cheap handset with surprisingly good specs, is about to launch its second-generation phone, and to get folks pumpe…
    - 9 hours ago 3 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newLeica's Q camera is beautiful, expensive and totally worth it

    Leica's Q camera is beautiful, expensive and totally worth it

    Leica is known for making cameras that are too expensive for most people. Its latest one, the Leica Q (Typ 116), is no exception. You can tell a lot about its high value simply by glancing at it; the gorgeous magnesium alloy and matte black finish ma…
    - 10 hours ago 3 Jul 15, 8:30pm -
  • newThis is the Nintendo PlayStation that almost was

    This is the Nintendo PlayStation that almost was

    It might seem crazy today, but in the early '90s Nintendo and Sony were working together on a video game accessory that'd add CD capabilities to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. There would also be a separate Sony console that'd play SNES car…
    - 12 hours ago 3 Jul 15, 6:47pm -
  • newKindle Paperwhite review (2015): our favorite e-reader gets even better

    Kindle Paperwhite review (2015): our favorite e-reader gets even better

    When Amazon's Kindle Voyage launched last year, I more or less fell in love with it right out of the gate. Sure, a handful of competitors came out with similar displays before Amazon did, but man -- with that high-resolution screen and its sleek new…
    - 13 hours ago 3 Jul 15, 5:30pm -
  • newThe best Lightning cable

    The best Lightning cable

    This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at TheWirecutter.comAfter measuring the charging speed of nearly 50 Lightning cables and sending the top 11 to our electrical e…
    - 15 hours ago 3 Jul 15, 4:00pm -

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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…
    - 98 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…
    - 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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  • Expense Tracker 2.0: Powerful Mobile App Which Can Protect You from Unwanted Expenses!

    Expense Tracker 2.0: Powerful Mobile App Which Can Protect You from Unwanted Expenses!

    We have come halfway down 2015 while having a resolution in mind at the dawn of the new-year. According to University of Scranton psychology study, an estimate of 75% maintain their resolution only through the first week while only 46% […]…
    - 16 days ago 18 Jun 15, 11:22am -
  • Restore Data from Mac Trash Using EaseUS Data Recovery for Mac

    Restore Data from Mac Trash Using EaseUS Data Recovery for Mac

    For Apple Macintosh users, data recovery is kind of a difficult job. For the restrictions Mac OS has imposed, retrieving lost data off a hard drive is sometimes quite difficult if the user is not much proficient in operating the […]
    - 25 days ago 9 Jun 15, 4:24pm -
  • Current Condition of Accountant Jobs in Mumbai

    Current Condition of Accountant Jobs in Mumbai

    Accounting is the process of record keeping of a person or company’s financial transactions to calculate profit/loss. An individual who specializes in this field is known as an accountant. Finance is a process of providing advice to person or compa…
    - 31 days ago 3 Jun 15, 1:32pm -
  • E3D-v6: Review of 6th Version of Original Hotend by E3D

    E3D-v6: Review of 6th Version of Original Hotend by E3D

    One of the main trends of this year in home and office 3D-printers is the usage of all-metal nozzles or so-called “hotends”. The E3D company from Great Britain released sixth version of its all-metal hotend in May 2014, giving their […]…
    - 43 days ago 22 May 15, 10:47am -
  • Spotlight on the Apple Watch

    Spotlight on the Apple Watch

    SPONSORED BY Superserp.com Apple has an annoying habit of inventing something that you didn’t even know you needed. When they introduced their plans for the iPad, people spent too long laughing at the new name to realise that Apple had […]…
    - 68 days ago 27 Apr 15, 10:21am -
  • 5 Must-Have Accessories For A Laser Range Finder

    5 Must-Have Accessories For A Laser Range Finder

    A laser range finder is a pretty nifty tool to have on hand, especially if you are in the business of construction or engineering. Even golfers, hunters, architects and military personnel can find some use for short and long range […]
    - 81 days ago 14 Apr 15, 8:33am -
  • Reasons for Hiring an Interior Designer

    Reasons for Hiring an Interior Designer

    The value of one’s flats for sale in Lucknow will get increased if it appears to be in a pleasing manner. If the house possesses an excellent look, then definitely the members belonging to those houses will feel proud for […]
    - 81 days ago 14 Apr 15, 8:15am -
  • Digitalis CPA App: The Best Medical App for Smart Phone Users!

    Digitalis CPA App: The Best Medical App for Smart Phone Users!

    The Digitalis CPD application is a top rated medical expert’s one-stop healthcare referral guide. In fact, it’s the leading healthcare app out there today! Anything that refers to the healthcare fields is right here in this app. From medicine and…
    - 94 days ago 31 Mar 15, 10:24pm -
  • 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 […]…
    - 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 […]
    - 23 Mar 15, 7:14am -

APPLE TOOLBOX

  • The voice behind Turkish Siri: I am worried
    iOS 8.3 adds several new languages for Siri: Russian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and English for India. Today, Turkish press identified the Turkish voice behind Siri. The voice belongs to Yelda Ugurlu, a radio programmer and…
    - 80 days ago 15 Apr 15, 11:58am -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 2 Jan 15, 9:52am -