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[27 Aug 2014 | One Comment | ]

IPTV (internet protocol television) provider Aereo was well on its way to kicking the snot out of cable TV and satellite TV providers when the US Supreme Court killed Aereo. Regardless, the local broadcast TV + IPTV DVR business model …

iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Security »

[26 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

On Monday, California mandated that all smartphones ship with a killswitch installed and turned on by default. That’s very nice, but not as nice as Apple’s iPhone killswitch.
For example every iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 7, which as …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[26 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

Roxio got bought by Corel, but it’s most famous app — Toast — is now available in more ways than ever. Buy the full Toast 12 Titanium or Pro for $60 or $100, respectively, or get just the functionality you …

iOS, Mac »

[26 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

In just over two weeks, Apple will formally introduce the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 to public. Time is short. That said, Apple has sent an email to developers noting the following change: CloudKit requires OS X Yosemite DP5 and …

iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[25 Aug 2014 | One Comment | ]

To love music is to hate music and you don’t really know music until you have lived it. Barring that, enjoy this simple yet devastatingly clear animated (hard “G”) GIF of music evolution.
Back in 1983, music sales were divided pretty …

Apple luv »

[25 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

Don’t discount Apple’s ability, and desire, to surprise and delight. Buried deep inside the Pages app, Apple’s MS Word replacement, there is a copy of Steve Jobs Stanford “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” commencement address in 2005.
If you have Pages installed …

Apple luv, Mac »

[23 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Knock on wood — you can expect to use a Mac for at least five years and there are plenty o’ Apple branded computers still chugging along after decade or more! But what do with that old MacBook, iMac or …

Mac, Software »

[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

Whereas skipping a version or three of Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Office isn’t a big deal. However, when it comes to accounting and tax rules, it pays to keep your copy of Quicken Mac up-to-date.
That said, Quicken Mac 2015 ($74.99, …

iTunes, Mac »

[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

Apple has seeded a second public OS X Yosemite Beta, which is a nice little weekender for folks in the company’s AppleSeed program. iTunes 12 Build 97 has also been seeded to developers, which appears to be about bug fixes.
That …

Mac, Software »

[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

It is Friday and time to top up the tank before you head into the weekend. How about a nice cup of “stability improvements and bug fixes”? Yeah, a little boring to be sure, but Apple has iWork updates — …