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  • Jailbreak hack adds 3D Touch to Apple Pencil/iPad Pro

    Tue 8:05pm By Mike Flaminio
    Benjamin Mayo for 9 to 5 Mac:By hooking relevant parts of the iOS system code via a jailbreak, detailed here on GitHub, iOS turns pressure data from Apple Pencil into pressure data for 3D Touch interactions. This is neat for two reasons: iPad Pro does not…
  • Square introduces Apple Play compatible payment reader

    Mon 8:14pm By Mike Flaminio
    Square announced a new wireless NFC Reader that's compatible with Apple Pay. This allows merchants to accept Apple Pay as a form of payment on a contract-free basis.…
  • Report compares law enforcement unlocking iOS and Android devices

    Sun 11:31pm By Mike Flaminio
    Some interesting bits in a November, 2015 report issued from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office on smartphone encryption. i think the key point here is a backdoor access for lawful use by law enforcement could also potentially be used by anyone.…
  • Multibeast 8 updated for El Capitan hackintoshes

    Nov 18, 2015, 8:38 pm By Mike Flaminio
    MultiBeast, the ultimate post-installation utility, has been updated to version 8.0 for OS X El Capitan. This version contains updated bootloader, drivers and fixes specifically for OS X 10.11.…
  • Horace Dediu's Apple Pencil Review

    Nov 18, 2015, 8:10 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Linked here, a screen shot of commentary written entirely using the Apple Pencil, which also functions as a review. Article Link
  • Apple offering Magnetic Charging Dock for Apple Watch

    Nov 18, 2015, 3:12 pm By Mike Flaminio
    A new Apple Watch accessory is launching this week. The Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock is an interesting gadget that basically looks like a disk to lay the watch flat while charging. The middle also flips up into sort of a donut mode to rest the watch…
  • Jony Ive on the Apple Pencil

    Nov 17, 2015, 8:08 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Ive in an interview with Wallpaper:What we found is that there's clearly a group of people that would value an instrument that would enable then to paint or draw in ways that you just can't with your finger. And I suspect that this isn't a small group of…
  • Cook: No convergence of iOS and OS X

    Nov 16, 2015, 5:10 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Tim Cook in an interview with"We feel strongly that customers are not really looking for a converged Mac and iPad," said Cook. "Because what that would wind up doing, or what we're worried would happen, is that neither experience would be as…
  • Report: Waze and unintended consequences in LA Traffic

    Nov 15, 2015, 8:08 pm By Mike Flaminio
    An interesting piece on how Waze causes some unintended consequences. Essentially trying to better route Los Angeles traffic is sending parades of commuters into residential side streets not designed to handle such traffic volumes.…
  • App Store searching gets better

    Nov 15, 2015, 8:03 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Sarah Perez for TechCrunch:If you used the search keyword "Twitter" as a test of the algorithm's intelligence, you would have seen more relevant results after November 3 than in the past, but popular paid applications like Tweetbot weren't on the list. But…
  • Podcast: iPad Pro, Workflows, Screen Protectors

    Nov 13, 2015, 9:24 am By Mike Flaminio
    This week the iPad Pro launched and we'll talk about the latest in the iPad line. Also, how the iPad Pro might or might not fit into our workflows. Article Link
  • Newer Technology announces Mac Mini headless video accelerator

    Nov 11, 2015, 8:02 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Newer Technology's HDMI Headless Video Accelerator is now available for Apple's Mac Mini. The small HDMI adapter serves a simple task of activating the Mac Mini's built-in graphics processing unit when no display is attached.…
  • iPad Pro now available + impressions

    Nov 11, 2015, 7:53 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple this morning started taking orders for the new iPad Pro. In a surprise move, the iPad Pro also launched in Apple retail stores. I stopped by to check it out and the employees said they were sent two demo units and didn't expect to start selling them…
  • Offline maps coming soon to Google Maps

    Nov 10, 2015, 2:51 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Google announced Tuesday it has begun rolling out offline maps: Now you can download an area of the world to your phone, and the next time you find there's no connectivity--whether it's a country road or an underground parking garage--Google Maps will continue…
  • A list of Apple TV Siri Commands

    Nov 10, 2015, 2:40 pm By Mike Flaminio
    David Sparks has a nice list of command options for Siri on Apple TV. For me, the coolest is "what did they say?" that skips back 15 seconds and replays that section with captioning displayed.…
  • Podcast: Apple TV, Call of Duty, Apple Watch

    Nov 6, 2015, 8:14 am By Mike Flaminio
    Now that the Apple TV has launched, we'll talk about the reviews and how it's looking. Also the latest Call of Duty is launching. Article Link
  • SoftRAID Lite now available for managing El Capitan RAIDs

    Nov 5, 2015, 9:56 am By Mike Flaminio
    Earlier in the week, SoftRAID received an update to be fully compatible with El Capitan. As I noted, OS X 10.11 El Capitan's Disk Utility drops support for creating and managing RAIDs. This means while you can still mount a RAID on your 10.11 machine, you can…
  • 1Password for Teams to help collaborate with shared accounts

    Nov 4, 2015, 7:37 pm By Mike Flaminio
    AgileBits:1Password for Teams allows you to share the convenience and security of 1Password with everyone in your life. It gives you the tools you need to control and manage access to your most important information.…
  • Gazelle sold cheap after Apple launches iPhone upgrade program

    Nov 4, 2015, 7:28 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Fortune:Gazelle, a Boston-based e-commerce company which buys and sells used smartphones, has raised $61.9 million in venture backing from RockPort Capital Partners, Venrock, Craton Equity Partners and Physic Ventures, according to CB Insights. In 2013, the…
  • Evernote adds sketching feature to iOS app

    Nov 4, 2015, 7:23 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The note is a super flexible creation and collection space. You can write, snap photos, record audio, clip web pages, and add files to it. Today, we're expanding that functionality on iPhone and iPad to include one of our most-requested features: sketching…
  • Time Warner testing internet-only TV packages

    Nov 4, 2015, 7:18 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Time Warner is rolling out a beta test in New York City for an Internet service that essentially takes the place of cable TV. The solution will provide a Roku streaming box and allow customers to stream live content via a Time Warner Internet-only package.…
  • SoftRAID solves problem of missing RAID controls in El Capitan

    Nov 2, 2015, 8:38 pm By Mike Flaminio
    On my desktops where I need to house a lot of data, I prefer to have a fast SSD drive for my boot system and applications, and a RAID for my media and data. I use a RAID with redundancy either as a RAID 1 or an external hardware RAID 5. A RAID doesn't mean you…
  • Plex app for Apple TV now available

    Nov 2, 2015, 8:11 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Personally, the best reason to jailbreak an Apple TV was to sideload the Plex app. So, I'm particularly interested in hearing Plex is now officially supported with an app for the new Apple TV.…
  • AnandTech's iPhone 6s/6s Plus Review

    Nov 2, 2015, 8:00 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Joshua Ho and Ryan Smith take the expected AnandTech deep drive on the latest iPhones. This is a huge review as usual and there are a ton of interesting details. The phone reviews very well, and essentially they say the new iPhones stands out as the best phone…
  • WatchESPN adds picture-in-picture for iPads

    Nov 1, 2015, 7:01 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Last week, ESPN's mobile app got a small, but significant new feature for current iPad models. Users can now view a ball game, for example, streamed through WatchESPN while working in other apps.…
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