Saturday, January 10, 2015

Apple Pay Coming to Canada as Soon as March   

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Jordan Kahn, reporting for 9to5Mac: Apple is preparing to expand its new Apple Pay payments service internationally with at least the Canadian launch currently scheduled for early 2015, according to sources close to the situation. Sources say partners are currently … Continue reading →

Monday, December 15, 2014

Revisiting My ‘Hopes for WWDC 2014’

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Back in May, during the lead up to Apple’s annual developer conference, I wrote an article detailing my ‘Hopes for WWDC 2014.’ During the conference there were a lot of announcements for developers1 but no major hardware product announcements, leaving … Continue reading →

Monday, December 1, 2014

Jason Snell Reviews the iPad Air 2   

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Jason Snell: Yes, Apple has shaved 1.4 millimeters off the thickness of the original iPad Air, and roughly 33 grams off the weight. There’s a nice commercial where a laser beam cuts off part of that pencil from the original … Continue reading →

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Shazam Effect   

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Derek Thompson, writing for The Atlantic: Shazam became available in 2002. (In the days before smartphones, users would dial a number, play the song through their phones, and then wait for Shazam to send a text with the title and … Continue reading →

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Delete2Archive for OS X 10.10.1

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Yesterday Apple released OS X 10.10.1, the first update to Yosemite. As was done for prior versions of the operating system, I’ve released a new version of Delete2Archive that is compatible with the latest update. Follow the installation instructions and … Continue reading →

Saturday, November 8, 2014

OS X 10.10 Yosemite: The Ars Technica Review   

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John Siracusa wrote over 26,000 words across 25 pages detailing OS X Yosemite for Ars Technica. Here are a few of the new features that impress me: Spotlight: Following in the footsteps of venerable quick-access launchers like LaunchBar and Quicksilver … Continue reading →

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tim Cook Speaks Up   

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Tim Cook, in an essay published by Bloomberg Businessweek: […] I believe deeply in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, who said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ” I often challenge myself … Continue reading →

Saturday, October 25, 2014

OS X Yosemite Adoption   

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From GoSquared’s real-time OS X version distribution page: The graph shows the percentage of visits tracked by GoSquared on over 50,000 sites. Just over a week since its launch, Yosemite is already installed on 1 in 5 Macs. Interestingly, it … Continue reading →

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Show Full URLs in Safari for OS X Yosemite   

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Paul Horowitz, writing for OSXDaily: The newest version of Safari in OS X Yosemite defaults to only displaying the domain name of the website you are visiting, rather than the complete URL that many users have long been accustomed to … Continue reading →

Monday, October 20, 2014

iOS 8: The iMore Review   

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Rene Ritchie wrote a comprehensive review of Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 8. Here are a few of the new features that impress me the most: Handoff: With Handoff, as long as your iPhone and iPad are logged in … Continue reading →

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Delete2Archive for OS X 10.10 Yosemite

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Late last week, Apple released OS X 10.10 Yosemite. I’ve released a new version of Delete2Archive that is compatible with the latest version of Mail. Follow the installation instructions and download the new version of the plugin from the Delete2Archive … Continue reading →

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Apple announces an iMac with Retina Display   

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Apple: Apple today unveiled the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, featuring the world’s highest resolution display with a breathtaking 14.7 million pixels. At this amazing resolution, text appears sharper than ever, videos are unbelievably lifelike, and you can see … Continue reading →

Sunday, September 28, 2014

iPhone camera evolution   

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Lisa Bettany, co-founder of the popular mobile photography app Camera+: In this follow-up post to my iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 comparisons, I present an 8 iPhone comparison from all iPhone versions taken with Camera+ including, the original iPhone, iPhone … Continue reading →

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Delete2Archive for OS X 10.9.5

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Yesterday, Apple released OS X 10.9.5, the fifth update to Mavericks. Interestingly, this update appears to contain the exact same version of Mail.app as the prior version of OS X so the Delete2Archive plugin should continue working without any issues. … Continue reading →