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Oct 17
iPhone 4S could be best-selling gadget ever
The iPhone 4S sold over four million units over the weekend. The strong early sales gives the iPhone 4S a strong shot of taking over the Guinness World Record for fastest-selling consumer gadget ever, notes the "Atlantic Wire" (http://macte.ch/bcPgd). That title currently belongs to the Kinect, Microsoft's motion sensor for the Xbox. It sold 10 million units in about four months after it was launched last November, beating out Apple's iPad for the sales record crown.
Oct 17
iPhone 4S sales top four million over the weekend
Apple says it has sold over four million of its new iPhone 4S, just three days after its launch on Oct. 14. In addition, more than 25 million customers are already using iOS 5 in the first five days of its release, and more than 20 million customers have signed up for iCloud, a set of free cloud services that automatically and wirelessly store your content in iCloud and push it to all your devices. The iPhone 4S is available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK. It will be available in 22 more countries on October 28 and more than 70 countries by the end of the year. "The iPhone 4S is off to a great start with more than four million sold in its first weekend -- the most ever for a phone and more than double the iPhone 4 launch during its first three days," says Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "iPhone 4S is a hit with customers around the world, and together with iOS 5 and iCloud, is the best iPhone ever."...
Oct 17
Silicon Valley elite gathered for Jobs' memorial
Hundreds of Silicon Valley's elite, most dressed in black, gathered at Stanford's Memorial Church Sunday evening for a private memorial for Steve Jobs, reports "The Telegraph" (http://macte.ch/3kWrP). Security was tight around the memorial, with reporters being kept away from the church. The event was shrouded in secrecy, with passersby being told the area would be closed for six to eight hours for the event, notes "The Telegraph." "The New York Times" (http://macte.ch/3ARM3) says that the mourners included Bill Clinton; Larry Ellison, Oracle’s chief executive; Bill Gates, Microsoft’s co-founder; Michael Dell, Dell’s chief executive; Bono, the U2 lead singer, folk singer Joan Baez; and John Lasseter, who worked with Mr. Jobs at Pixar, the animation studio that Jobs developed and later sold to Walt Disney.
Oct 17
Apple places third in Computer Reliability Report
The results for RESCUECOM's Computer Reliability Report for the second quarter of 2011 again place Lenovo in the top spot for two quarters in a row. Hard as it is to believe, Apple came in third place, even though it tops most other reports regarding computer reliability. The Computer Reliability Report gives a summary of the most reliable personal computer manufacturers. The top five brands with the best overall reliability in Q2 2011 are: IBM/Lenovo (234); Toshiba (202); Apple (124); HP/Compaq (120); and Asus/Sony tie (73). RESCUECOM's stats say Apple has 10.7% of the US computer market and 3.5% of the company's service calls. RESCUECOM provides homes and businesses with 24/7 computer repair and support. RESCUECOM meets every tech support need, including data recovery, virus removal, wired and wireless networking, and support for all brands of hardware and software. Several significant changes occurred during the second quarter, according to David Milman, CEO of RESCUECOM. Asus...
Oct 17
Samsung sues to stop sales of the iPhone 4S
And the battle rages on: Samsung has sued Apple in Japan and Australia to stop sales of the iPhone 4S, reports "Bloomberg Businessweek" (http://macte.ch/Xu2AX). Samsung also sought injunctions against the sale of the iPad 2 and the previous generation iPhone 4 in Japan, the company said in a statement. Samsung claimed Apple’s products infringe its patents covering wireless communications and user-interface technologies. Last week Samsung said it would file motions with courts in Paris and Milan seeking an iPhone 4S ban. Each motion cites two patent infringements on wireless telecommunications technology. Samsung is claiming the iPhone and iPad that use 3G technology infringe Samsung patents. Meanwhile, Apple in September said in a Hague court hearing that Samsung is holding them "hostage" by asking for 2.4% on each 3G chip used in the iPad and iPhone. Samsung is deliberately misusing both the royalty rate and the responsibility for its payment to try and oppose its lawsuit, says Apple...
Oct 17
University's iPad app puts interactive viewbook in students...
Mailboxes overflowing with glossy collegiate viewbooks may become a thing of the past, replaced by interactive technology. Aimed at the new generation of digital natives, a new iPad application for the University of Dayton introduces prospective students to campus life through the interactive viewbook. The viewbook offers fast-moving video, graphics and opportunities to videoconference with admission counselors. The free viewbook app has been downloaded in more than 20 countries, according to Sundar Kumarasamy, vice president for enrollment management.  And he says the iPad viewbook is spot-on in sending a powerful message about the University of Dayton. "We want people to look at us as a cutting-edge, innovative school. Everything we want people to associate with a University of Dayton education is evident through this application," Kumarasamy says. He believes it's the first time any university has adapted its viewbook for iPad technology. Adobe Digital Publishing is featuring it as...
Oct 17
Analyst ups Mac, iPhone sales estimates
In a note to clients -- Citigroup analyst Richard Gardner -- has raised his estimates for Apple's fiscal quarter four results. He's upped his fiscal Q4 Mac estimate to 4.4 million units from 4.2 million due to strong demand for the refreshed MacBook Air. Gardner is predicting 28 million iPhones to be sold, compared to 22 million in the year-ago quarter.
Oct 17
Catcher shutdown could affect MacBook Air shipments
The partial closure of Catcher Technology Company's plant in eastern China may affect shipment of the MacBook Air and some smartphones, reports "The Wall Street Journal" (http://macte.ch/i9UC4). The report cites Catcher President Allen Horng. He said he didn’t know when the plant, which closed because of reports of a strange odor, would reopen. Catcher Technology makes high-end metal casings for laptops and smartphones
Oct 17
Scoregasm blasts onto Mac OS X
Charlie's Games has introduced Scoregasm 1.0, its latest game for Mac OS X. It requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, costs approximately US$10 and is available in the Mac App Store under the Games category. Here's how the game is described: "Scoregasm is an incredible, variety rich shooter with a non-linear, branching paths style galaxy to explore. Blast your way through the galaxy's many varied levels. Use your skills to change your route, find new levels, new enemies, unlock bonus challenge stages and fight the bosses to discover multiple endings. It features 43 varied levels to find with 43 challenge levels to unlock, one for each main stage."
Oct 17
XEmoji offers access to all 467 Lion Emoji icons
XCool App has introduces XEmoji for Mac 1.0 for Mac OS X 10.7 ("Lion"). Once installed, it runs in your system's menu bar, providing access to all 467 emoji icons. You can click on any emoji icon to have it copied to the clipboard. If you're working in an app, XEmoji pastes the copied emoji icon automatically. You can even choose to drag and drop any icons onto your favorite app. XEmoji for Mac 1.0 is available at US $0.99. It's available worldwide exclusively through Apple's Mac App Store in the Utilities category.
Oct 17
TS Calc ready for Lion
Tension Software (http://www.pomola.com) has updated TS Calc, a Mac OS X application offering a platform to solve mathematical models applied to technical problems of various type, to version 1.2. The upgrade is ready for Mac OS X 10.7 ("Lion") and fixes some bugs. TS Calc is a document based application and its documents can be realized and used as calculation models for a specific mathematical technical problems. These documents can also be distributed as pre-made solutions for various type of technical problems with all the requested equations inside and all the variables pre-inserted with acceptable range already set. A TS Calc document contains a series of equations and a list of variables and constants used by the equations. The user can insert different input and see the output generated by the TS Calc document using the equations solving the problem. TS Calc includes a calculation engine entirely developed and coded internally by Tension Software in C and Objective-C. It's...
Oct 17
Dolly Drive follows iCloud release with its own upgrades
Dolly Drive (http://www.dollydrive.com), which offers online backup for Apple's Time Machine, has followed the launch of iCloud with the release of its version 1.4 with optimization for Mac OS X 10.7.2. The upgrade includes the ability to backup File Vault enabled hard drives on Lion and an integrated scheduler for Dolly Clone, the local bootable disaster recovery solution. The all-in-one online backup and disaster recovery solution also provides full cloud backup to iCloud enabled Mac laptops and desktops. Dolly Drive is a subscription software and online storage service designed for Apple's Time Machine. In addition to providing Mac users offsite cloud storage directly through the Time Machine application, the application allows users to create a bootable clone of their Mac on an external hard drive for local disaster recovery. It works with Apple's Lion and Snow Leopard platforms.
Oct 17
PUB2ID Plug-in updated to version 5.5
Markzware (http://www.markzware.com) has released PUB2ID 5.5, an update to its CS5 plugin for both Mac OS X and Windows. The upgrade offers the added ability to import Microsoft Publisher files from version 2002 up through 2010. PUB2ID allows graphic designers to convert Microsoft Publisher files within Adobe InDesign CS5.5. It provides a method for you to migrate Microsoft Publisher content to Adobe InDesign as new InDesign documents. The PUB2ID 5.5 plugin software upgrade for InDesign CS5.5 to enable Publisher to InDesign conversion is available immediately at Markzware. Find out if you qualify for a free PUB2ID upgrade to convert Publisher to InDesign. More info can be found at http://markzware.com/products/pub2id/ .
Oct 14
US judge says Samung tablets infringe Apple patents
A US judge has ruled that Samsung's tablets infringe patents owned by Apple, according to the "BBC" (http://macte.ch/WeGRO). California District Judge Lucy Koh ruled that while patents have been infringed, Apple must now show that its claim on those inventions is valid. However, she warned that Apple needs to prove the validity of those patents if it is to win an injunction preventing the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab, the article adds. This is the latest development in the legal brouhaha that spans 20 cases in 10 countries. Apple claims that the Galaxy range "slavishly" copies its massively-selling iPad and iPhone. Samsung says Apple's claims are invalid due to previously registered patents relating to design elements and functionality.
Oct 14
Apple may sell four million iPhone 4S units this weekend
Apple may sell as many as four million units of its new iPhone 4S this weekend, reports "Bloomberg Businessweek" (http://macte.ch/xbvkR). The latest version of the company's smartphone goes on sale today. The device -- available in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the U.K. -- is projected to outperform last year's introduction of the iPhone 4, which topped 1.7 million units in its introductory weekend, the article adds. For the iPhone 4S, most estimates range from 2-3 million, with Yankee Group analyst Carl Howe predicting sales of as much as four million.
Oct 14
'iFixIt' opens up the iPhone 4S
The iFixit team has dismantled the iPhone 4S. You can find the complete teardown at http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone-4S-Teardown/6610/1 , but following are some of iFixit's highlights: "Opening the 4S was no more (nor less) challenging than the iPhone 4. We're always pleased to find a limited amount of adhesive in our patients, and easily removable rear panels are always a plus. However, the same pesky proprietary screws are present, and it's never a joy to encounter fused (read: expensive to replace) displays. All things considered, the new iPhone isn't any easier or harder to repair than last year's model, so it gets the same 6 out of 10 repair score as the previous-gen iPhone 4. "Pentalobe screws, again? We were hoping there would be something new to keep us out this year, but it seems that our familiar five-sided friends have not moved far from their home at the bottom of the iPhone 4S. A couple quick turns with our 5-Point Pentalobe screwdriver and out they come! "Look...
Oct 14
40% of tablet, smartphone owners use them while watching TV
American consumers are increasingly connected and our recent survey shows they are increasingly multitasking when it comes to multimedia. Roughly 40% of tablet and smartphone owners in the U.S. used their devices daily while watching TV, while only 14 % of eReader owners said they watched TV while using their device every day, according to a new study by the Nielsen research group (http://www.nielsen.com) And what are smartphone and tablet owners doing while watching TV? Checking email. Email was the top activity for both men and women during television programming and commercial breaks. In addition, women reported engaging in social networking more than men, while men checked sports scores more often. Advertisers should take note that while viewers may be splitting attention between two (or three) screens, 19% of smartphone and tablet owners searched for product information and 13% searched for coupons or deals while the television was on.
Oct 14
Amerzon available at Macgamestore
Anuman Interactive's Amerzon is now available at the Macgamestore (http://www.macgamestore.com). It requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher and costs US$9.95. Here's how the game is described: "Before dying, the explorer Emile Valembois tells you about the most amazing expedition of his career. This expedition was dedicated to the crazy "white bird" mystery. He confides to the young journalist that you are, the odd mission of returning to Amerzone in order to bring back an egg that was robbed 50 years earlier… Legend has it that strange white birds are born and die in mid-flight, without ever landing. To bring this species back to life, you'll travel through enchanting landscapes, from Brittany to tropical forest. You'll have to solve the mystery of these famous white birds. You are suddenly transformed from journalist to explorer setting out for the Amerzone, chasing down any clues that Alexandre Valembois left you in his lighthouse."
Oct 14
Akvis MakeUp gets new effects
Akvis has released Akvis MakeUp 2.0 for Mac OS X and Windows. The upgrade introduces the Glamour Glow and Vignette effects. Akvis MakeUp automatically smoothes small defects on the skin. The software is designed for processing marriage photographs, graduation party photos, or even to add the special touch to your avatar for social networks. The program is available in plug-in and standalone versions. It sells for US$39 for the Home version (either plug-in or standalone), $49 for the Home Deluxe (plug-in or standalone), $72 for Business (plug-in or standalone, for commercial use). On the Mac, MakeUp requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.
Oct 14
Magnet case released for the iPhone 4S
AGF (http://www.agfindings.com) has introduced the US$35 Magnate case for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. It's a leather-inlayed rubber case. According to Adam Stubin, vice president of Business Development, AGF, the Magnate is created with durable, yet flexible rubber like (TPU-Thermoplastic Polyutherane) materials to ensure maximum pocket-ability, while also protecting against every day drops. The back of the case is inlayed with genuine leather highlighted with contrasting stitching.  The sides of the case are crafted with a rib design to provide added grip, making the Magnate a supreme carrying solution. The interior features a textured pattern, and the exterior is crafted with inlaid leather.
Oct 14
Dragons Rage App roars onto the Mac
Dragons Rage is now available for Mac OS 10.6.6 and higher. It's available for US$0.99 in the Mac App Store in the Games category. Here's how the game is described: "Dragons Rage is an addictive, medieval, action arcade game where users take the place of an angry dragon. They must fight to defend themselves against an onslaught of enemies like knights with swords, archers and pike men. With iPhone, iPad and iPod touch versions already seeing success in the app store, the new Mac version is in good company. Simple controls and bright, fun graphics make this game a blast on the big screen! "Using the power of fire, the dragon must move quickly to defeat enemies as they attack from all sides. Users will fight their way through villages, towns and mountains to reach the castle and their final challenge. Dragons Rage offers bright, graphic visuals that enhance the imagination and in turn, allow the user to get lost in fast-paced game play. The simple controls and catchy music make this...
Oct 14
CS Odessa releases new presentation solution for ConceptDraw
CS Odessa (http://www.conceptdraw.com) has released a new solution in the ConceptDraw Solution Park for individuals whose work revolves around presentations. The ConceptDraw Presentation Exchange Solution can purportedly import a PowerPoint presentation in an instant. You can view the entire presentation's content from a single view point. You can drill down to any level and reorganize content so that it best suits you. Extracted presentation content is displayed graphically. Notes that were in the PowerPoint presentation are included in the note area of each topic. With the data extracted at this level, you can add to the information to make it more meaningful for you and your organization. You can hyperlink a particular topic to a web site or a selected document to add additional detail, or insert additional topics that clarify and expand upon the information contained in the presentation. You can even embed documents into your ConceptDraw MindMap to add more content. Also with the...
Oct 14
Seido launches Charging Vault
Seidio (http://www.seidioonline.com/) has launched the US$49.95 Charging Vault, the newest addition to their line of power solutions. It functions both as a wall charger and portable external power source. Seidio’s device features an internal battery of 2200mAh and has two USB ports, allowing users to charge multiple devices and the Charging Vault simultaneously when connected to a wall outlet. LED lights indicate the Charging Vault’s power level, and an automatic shut-off feature prevents overcharging. The Charging Vault is accompanied by a dual-head retractable sync and charge cable. The cable is compatible with both Micro-USB and Apple devices, including the new iPhone 4S. “
Oct 14
BusyCal and BusyToDo updates available for iCloud
Apple has launched iCloud, its new cloud-syncing service that replaces MobileMe. iCloud is free for all iOS 5 and OS X Lion users. Updates are now available for BusyCal and BusyToDo that support iCloud. BusyCal 1.6 is a free update that supports iCloud and adds the ability sync repeating To Dos and Location alarms with the iOS 5 Reminders app. BusyToDo 1.6 is a free update that supports iCloud and the new Location alarms in iOS 5. It is available now for all iOS 5 users on the Apple App Store. You must upgrade to iOS 5 before you can install BusyToDo 1.6. Before upgrading to iCloud, please read the following: "Upgrading BusyCal to iCloud" (http://www.busymac.com/faq/caldav-upgrade.html) and "Upgrading BusySync to iCloud" (http://www.busymac.com/faq/caldav-busysync.html).
Oct 14
EarthDesk for Mac OS X rotates to version 5.8
Xeric Design has released version 5.8 of EarthDesk (http://www.xericdesign.com/earthdesk.php), the real-time dynamic desktop map for Mac OS X. The new version adds support for high-resolution cloud data. EarthDesk replaces your static desktop with a photo-realistic image of the Earth showing current sun, moon and city illumination as well as real-time global cloud coverage (hurricanes, storms, and worldwide weather systems) on your desktop. It operates silently in the background, keeping your desktop updated while you work. Unlike a screen saver, which only appears when your system is idle, EarthDesk's dynamic desktop is continuously displayed as your desktop background (and optionally as a screen saver). EarthDesk requires Mac OS X 10.5 or newer. Single user copies may be purchased for US$24.95. Upgrades are available for $12.95 for licensed users of version 4 and $17.95 for licensed users of versions 1, 2 and 3. Cloud access is available starting at $9.95 for a single user. A bundle...
Oct 14
Cookie Stumbler for Mac OS X baked to version 1.3.1
WriteIt! Studios has updated Cookie Stumbler (http://www.writeitstudios.com), an application to keep your Mac's privacy safe, to version 1.3.1. The upgrade Cookie Vault keeps all data that you want to retain, such as log-in data, safe. Cookie Stumbler includes tools to detect ad/tracking cookies. It features schedules, on-click filter and automator actions to make the process customizable. The app requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher. With Cookie Stumbler you can scan and track cookies, then remove them with a single click. It supports Google Chrome, Firefox, OmniWeb, Chromium, Safari and Flash cookies, Cookie Stumbler comes with a one-year subscription to WriteIt's update service, which includes software and definition updates. Subscription extensions are available for $10 for one year and $17 for two years for both, single and family licenses. WriteIt! Studios is offering the product at prices starting from $18.95 for a single user license (it's normally $24.95) for a limited time.
Oct 14
iWeb Themes Park introduces new iWeb themes
iWeb Themes Park (http://www.iwebthemespark.com) has introduced five new themes for iWeb, Apple's web design application. They're made from separate elements so can be modified. The new themes are Deal, Memories, Purchase, Stamp and Steel. They require iLife '08 or later. The iWeb Themes Box of 145 themes is priced at US$29.99. Each template is available for $11.99 or $12.99. Four iWeb Themes are free for everyone.
Oct 14
Silverstack LT H.264 offers XML interchange with Final Cut Pro X
Pomfort has released an update to Silverstack LT H.264 that includes support for the new XML interchange of Final Cut Pro X. With Silverstack LT H.264 Pomfort offers a workflow solution integrating Apple's recently introduced XML support for Final Cut Pro X. Additionally, a Final Cut Pro plugin DSLR Log2video is published for Canon DSLR fimmakers using Technicolor's CineStyle format. In Final Cut Pro X the plug-in now can be applied automatically to all clips without transcoding. For checking the quality of film clips, Silverstack LT H.264 comes with pixel accurate zoom, as well as channel, focus and clipping inspectors. Comments, annotations and ratings can be added directly to film clips. All information is saved within the library and travels with clips when they are transferred to editorial programs like Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X and Avid Media Composer. Silverstack LT H.264 requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. It costs US$129 and is available at the Pomfort website (http://...
Oct 14
Flexiglass for Mac OS X updated to version 1.5
Nulana has updated Flexiglass (http://nulana.com/flexiglass), an application for management of Mac OS X windows, to version 1.5. The upgrade improves the multi-touch features and fixes some bugs. With Flexiglass, windows can be moved, resized, maximized and closed with a mouse, trackpad multi-touch gestures, and keyboard shortcuts. Application settings can be modified to move and resize, real zoom and quick layouts to suit user needs and preferences. Flexiglass supports English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. A demo is available for download. Flexiglass requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.5 or higher and costs US$7.99.
Oct 13
A look at who plans to buy the iPhone 4S
A new study by the Retrevo research group (http://www.retrevo.com) shows that 12% of Android owners and 24% BlackBerry owners are planning to buy an iPhone 4S when it goes on sale tomorrow. Forty-four percent of iPhone 3 or 3GS owners and 42% of iPhone owners plan to upgrade. Initial orders appear to be greatly outpacing iPhone 4 pre-orders, and 53% of potential buyers in this study don’t think it will be difficult to get however, with 18% saying they plan to camp out or wait in a long line to get one you could see some anxious buyers waiting outside the stores for their turn to buy one, says Retrevo. "Although some expressed disappointment in the lack of 'iPhone 5' features it appears that interest is high and demand will be strong for iPhone 4S especially among current iPhone owners," says the research group. "It also doesn’t appear likely that you’ll see many customers camping out in front of Apple stores around the country like we have for products in the past."
Oct 13
Many Apple employees getting Thanksgiving week off
According to "MacGeneration" (http://www.macgeneration.com/), Apple CEO Tim Cook is giving most Apple employees the whole week of Thanksgiving off. The publication says the following email was sent to Apple employees: "I consider it an honor to come to work every day alongside the most innovative and most dedicated people on earth. This is an extraordinary time to be at Apple, and it's all made possible by your incredible efforts. 

 "We've had a record-setting year so far and we're heading into the holidays with the strongest product lineup in our history. Customers are absolutely in love with the iPad 2, and the amazing new iPhone 4S is off to the best start of any iPhone we've ever made. The Mac is soaring to new heights with OS X Lion, and on the eve of its 10th birthday, the iPod is still the world's most popular music player. 

 "In recognition of the hard work you've put in this year, we're going to take some extra time off for Thanksgiving. We will shut down with pay on...
Oct 13
Apple, Hollywood talking about movies on iOS devices
Apple is negotiating with Hollywood studios for deals that would let people who buy movies from the iTunes Store watch streaming versions of those movies on Apple devices such as iPads or iPhones without manually transferring them, reports "The Wall Street Journal" (http://macte.ch/k3fYa), quoting unnamed "people familiar with the matter." The service is expected to launch in late 2011 or early 2012. The report doesn't mention Apple's iCloud specifically, the publication said that Apple plans to "put movies in the cloud" to make it easier to share content across the many devices. Since iCloud launched yesterday, it seems likely that this could be the foundation for such a movie service. Also, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster told clients earlier this year that: "Apple's iCloud service for media storage makes it simpler to own multiple Apple devices and share content among them. At first the only media iCloud will store is music and pictures, but we believe Apple may add movies and...
Oct 13
Valve software chief: Apple will own the living room
At this week's WTIA TechNW conference in Washington, DC, Valve Software chief Gabe Newell reckons Apple will soon become a major player in the console biz by launching a product that will own the living room, reports "Reg Hardware" (http://macte.ch/nROXQ). The head of the company games such as Half Life and Counter-Strike, as well as the digital distribution network Steam, was discussing whether the console business has run its course, the article adds. "I suspect Apple will launch a living room product that redefines people's expectations really strongly, and the notion of a separate console platform will disappear," Newell said.
Oct 13
Apple Australia wins bit to block Samsung tablet
An Apple patent co-created by the late Steve Jobs helped Apple score a major legal win in Australia that lends momentum to its patent enforcement efforts against Samsung at a critical juncture, reports "FOSS Patents" (http://macte.ch/ELESe). The Federal Court of Australia ordered an interim injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 over strong suspicions of the infringement of two technical invention patents. According to "The Sydney Morning Herald" (http://macte.ch/0TkO9), Justice Annabelle Bennett says Apple had a prima facie case that Samsung had infringed two of its patents relating to touch screens and the gestures that control them. Earlier this month, Samsung told the court it would scrap the release of the Galaxy 10.1 if the injunction were granted because missing the Christmas season would make the new tablet "dead" by the time it reached market. However, Bennett said she had to weigh this consideration against the loss and injury that could be caused to Apple should...
Oct 13
Apple updates iPhone Config Utility, Server Admin Tools
Apple has updated the iPhone Configuration Utility and Server Admin Tools. iPhone Configuration Utility lets you create configuration profiles that define how iOS devices work with your enterprise systems. Version 3.4 for Mac and Windows has been tweaked for iOS 5. Server Admin Tools 10.7.2 is designed to work with Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2. The update for the Lion Server administration management application suite includes updates for Server Admin, Server Monitor, and more.
Oct 13
Apple now ranks third among US computer vendors
Stand back -- who knows how big this thing is going to get? The Mac's market share keeps on rising, according to reports from two different research group. Apple experienced the strongest growth among the top five vendors in the U.S. PC market, according to the Gartner research group (http://www.gartner.com). Mac shipments increased 21.5% in the third quarter of 2011. The robust growth of the MacBook Air continued to lead Apple's overall growth in the U.S. market, says Gartner. Per the research group, Apple is now the third largest computer vendor in the US with 12.9% market share based on sales of 2.3 million Macs in the third fiscal quarter of 2011. That compares to approximately 10.8% market share on approximately 1.9 million sales in the year-ago quarter. Ahead of Apple in the US rankings are HP (5.2 million sales, 28.9% market share) and Dell (3.8 million sales, 21.9% market share). Trailing Apple in the top five are Toshiba (1.5 million sales, 8.4% market share) and Acer (1.4...
Oct 13
Bose releases new on-ear headphones
Bose (http://www.Bose.com) has introduced its next-generation of on-ear headphones: the OE2 and OE2i audio headphones. They cost US$149.95 and $179.95, respectively. The OE2i headphones come with an inline remote and microphone that lets owners interact with select Apple products, including the latest iPhone, iPod, iPad, MacBook, and MacBook Pro models. Users can control volume, tracks, and voice applications -- and switch between music and calls on an iPhone. The OE2 headphones come with a standard audio cable. In every other way, the OE2i and OE2 headphones are identical. They feature an enhanced proprietary TriPort acoustic headphone structure. With redesigned and newly tuned earcup ports, audio reproduction is more balanced and natural, according to the folks at Bose. The OE2 and OE2i headphones also feature a new design that’s smaller and lighter, with a slimmer profile. The headphone’s ear cushions, made from memory foam, are designed to conform to the user and combine with a...
Oct 13
Sight Sound Technologies, whose parent company is General...
Another day, another lawsuit. Sight Sound Technologies (http://www.sightsound.com) whose parent company is General Electric, is suing Apple for patent infringement, reports "Patently Apple." The company claims Apple is infringing on their patents for system and methods for transmitting desired digital video or digital audio signals. Read more at http://macte.ch/YMbHI .
Oct 13
Verizon Wireless testing 4G networks across U.S.
Verizon Wireless says it's the first wireless company in the world to broadly deploy a large-scale 4G LTE network, which is the fastest and most reliable 4G network in the U.S. From CTIA Enterprise and Applications 2011, Verizon Wireless announced this week that the company's fleet of test vehicles is being equipped with 4G testing and monitoring equipment to encompass all of the major operating networks in the U.S. today. Verizon Wireless test men and women will utilize the 4G testing equipment to monitor the company's 4G LTE network as well as the high-speed data networks of competitors that use LTE and other technologies. Using testing equipment from Ascom, a global technology company, Verizon Wireless test men and women are performing mobile data tests on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network as it continues to roll out across the country. The collected data will be used to measure network performance, benchmark against competitors, and assist Verizon Wireless network engineers who...
Oct 13
Clarify is new Mac-compatible communications tool
Blue Mango Learning Systems has introduced Clarify 1.0, their new image-based communications tool for Mac OS X and Windows systems. Blue Mango CEO Greg DeVore says Clarify helps people create clearer communications through the combined use of multiple screenshots and text. Users capture screenshots turn them into documents, add text and image annotations and then share their documents as a PDF, as an email, via Dropbox or through Blue Mango's free Clarify-it service. "Too many screen capture applications focus on just taking picture," he says. "A picture isn't a communication. It's a single thought, a single example. In our experience a single picture or screenshot isn't enough to communicate most thoughts clearly. But the tools that have existed up until now haven't made visual communication easy. Clarify solves that problem." Clarify is now available for Mac or Windows for US$29.99. A cross-platform license can be purchased for $39.99. Licenses can be purchased through the Blue...
Oct 13
Runware launches heart rate monitor for iOS devices
Runware has released the US$69 Runalyzer (http://www.runalyzer.com/en/), a patented heart rate monitor made for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, compatible with all analog chest straps and integrated with several apps in the Apple App Store. The Runalyzer is aimed at both beginners and experienced athletes who want to measure the impact of their training and monitor their progress. It's also designed for casual runners and anyone who would like to start again a physical activity. The Runalyzer is a small electronic receiver weighing just four grams. It plugs to iOS device, removing the need for a watch while remaining compatible with existing chest straps. This makes it possible to correlate the heart rate transmitted directly to the application with the other measurements provided by the iDevice: altitude, three-dimensional acceleration and orientation, GPS location, average, maximum and instantaneous speed, number of steps, duration of the exercise, etc. Combining these data, it is...
Oct 13
Target offers in-store price lock for iPhone trade-ins through...
Target is expanding its trade-in program through NextWorth (http://www.NextWorth.com), which specializes in consumer electronics upgrades and trade-ins, to offer a price lock guarantee for iPhone trade-ins to 1,470 retail locations nationwide. Customers can go to a nearby Target store to lock in a trade-in value for their old iPhone model and receive the quoted value when they pick up their new iPhone 4S starting on Friday, Oct. 14. This is the first time Target has locked in trade-in values prior to product availability. Trade-in values are based on used iPhones in good working order, rather than phones in excellent or flawless condition, as follows: ° iPhone 4 (16GB & 32GB): US$200; ° iPhone 3GS (32GB): $120; ° iPhone 3GS (16GB): $110; ° iPhone 3GS (8GB): $101. In addition to essentially providing a free iPhone 4S upgrade, in-store trade-ins provide instant gratification to those looking to trade up to the new iPhone. Rather than mailing their old phone and waiting for a check...
Oct 13
AquaFold releases new application server
AquaFold has introduced Aqua Data Server 1.0, the first release of a new product designed to help organizations simplify and lower the cost of their business intelligence and data warehousing environments by streamlining the development and production deployment of ETL (Extract Transform Load) tasks, data migrations, reporting, dashboards and form-based web applications. Aqua Data Server provides a an open API (application programming interface) for accessing, manipulating and visualizing data from many data sources. It's a cross-DBMS and cross-platform application server, fully integrated with the universal desktop database administration tool, Aqua Data Studio. Aqua Data Server works with Mac OS X, Windows and Linux on the Java 1.6 platform. It's based on the Apache Tomcat application server and MySQL database for application metadata. The web-based interface is supported by modern web browsers, including Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Opera. Aqua Data Server...
Oct 13
iPresentee debuts new RapidWeaver themes
iPresentee (http://www.ipresentee.com/) has debuted 10 new themes for the RapidWeaver web site creation tool. Each theme include different built-in styles, page styles and snippets. All the user needs to do is to add content. Each theme can be previewed before purchasing. The themes require Mac OS X 10.4 or higher and RapidWeaver 4.0 or later. Each individual theme is available for US$12.99. The set of 10 RapidWeaver Themes may be purchased for $29.99.
Oct 13
Casper Suite 8.3 released for iOS 5, Lion
JAMF Software, developers of the Casper Suite (an enterprise client management solution for Mac OS X computers and iOS mobile devices such as iPads and iPhones) has announced the release of Casper Suite version 8.3. The upgrade features full compatibility with iOS 5 and iPhone 4S. In addition to the new capabilities for managing iOS devices, this new release incorporates significant enhancements to the OS X management capabilities in the Casper Suite, according to Chip Pearson, managing partner at JAMF Software. He says a few highlights of the new features include: ° Administrators can now manage even more settings for iOS devices including settings related to iCloud. ° The Casper Suite is now able to automatically deploy App Store apps to iOS 5 devices using push notifications. Paid apps may also be distributed using Volume Purchase Program (VPP) codes. Additionally, App Store apps may be distributed as managed apps allowing administrators to configure security settings for apps and...
Oct 13
Free X-PDF 10, Crossroads workflow solutions guides released
XChange UK and ThePowerXChange have announced the availability of the free X-PDF 10 & Crossroads Workflow Solutions Guide, providing product details and system requirements for time-saving and productivity tools available for PDF creation, correction, preflight and delivery. The X-PDF Guide is available in interactive, page-flippable eMag format for online viewing or downloadable in PDF format. Its' available as a PDF download or viewable online as an interactive eMag version at either the XChange UK (http://www.xchangeuk.com/pdf_resources/X-PDF_10_Guide_XChange_UK.pdf) or at ThePowerXChange (http://download.thepowerxchange.com/pdf/X-PDF_10_Guide_PowerXChange.pdf) websites.
Oct 13
Karelia Software's Sandvox now in the Mac App Store
Karelia Software says that Sandvox (http://www.karelia.com/sandvox), its web development tool, is now available in the Mac App Store. Through Oct. 31, it's available at a special introductory price of US$$49.99 (it's regularly $79.99) and requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher. The new Sandvox 2.1.10 adds a new Blueprint design, and builds on the new SFTP publishing system recently introduced with new WebDAV and MobileMe publishing subsystems. Sandvox lets you drag and drop content, add modern features in a few clicks, and see exactly what it looks like right on the screen before hitting publish. Sites created using Sandvox automatically comply with the latest HTML5 web standard, and can be seen on modern mobile devices, according to the folks at Karelia Software. Once finished, users can upload their site to their favorite host directly from within Sandvox.
Oct 13
Adobe runs new Creative Suite promotion
Adobe is running a promotion giving Creative Suite users on older versions of the design software a special opportunity to upgrade from their individual or suite product to the latest version -- including Creative Suite 5.5, Photoshop CS5 or Illustrator CS5 -- with a 20% discount. The offer runs through Dec. 31. This limited offer will be honored by all Adobe Resellers and adobe.com for customers with a valid license to one of these qualifying CS2, CS3 or CS4 products:   ° Design Premium; Design Standard; Web Premium; Web Standard; Production Premium; or Master Collection; ° Production Studio Premium or Standard; Design Bundle, Web Bundle; Video Bundle; or Macromedia Studio 8; ° Adobe After Effects; Adobe Flash Professional; Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Audition; Adobe Dreamweaver; Adobe Fireworks; Adobe InDesign; Adobe Photoshop; Adobe Photoshop Extended; Adobe Premiere Pro   Additional information about the promotion can be found at http://store.adobe.com/store/en_us/popup/offer/...
Oct 12
Apple updates Aperture, Xcode
Apple has released Aperture 3.2 and Xcode 4.2. The former, an update of the software for photographers, supports compatibility with iCloud and iOS 5. This update also addresses minor stability, performance and compatibility issues. Aperture 3.2 requires Mac OS X 10.6.8 and is a 635.76MB download. Xcode, an update of the app creation tool, includes software development kits for Mac OS X 10.7 ("Lion") and iOS 5. Storyboards let you design multiple iOS screens, and define the segues among them. And Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) saves developers from manually managing retain/release. Xcode 4.2 requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher and is a 1.68GB download.
Oct 12
Apple releases OS X 10.7.2, Lion Recovery Update 1.0
Apple has released Mac OS X 10.7.2, which includes support for iCloud as well as some general fixes. Apple says the 10.7.2 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. It also includes support for iCloud, a breakthrough set of free cloud services that automatically and wirelessly store your content on iCloud and push it to all of your devices. iCloud on OS X Lion includes the following features: ° iCloud stores your email, calendars, contacts, Safari bookmarks, and Safari Reading List, and automatically pushes them to all your devices. ° Back to My Mac provides remote access to your Mac from another Mac anywhere on the Internet. ° Find My Mac helps find a missing Mac by locating it on a map and allows you to remotely lock the Mac or wipe all its data. Getting started with iCloud is easy. After installing the update, OS X will automatically present an iCloud setup panel....
 

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