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New Apple Patent Application Describes Siri for Mac

Posted on August 9, 2014 by

It looks like Apple is working on bringing Siri to Mac OS X. A 92-page patent application for an “Intelligent digital assistant in a desktop environment” describes a technology that goes much further than Mac’s current voice dictation feature. AppleInsider describes it like this: Like the current iteration of Siri, limited to iOS, Apple’s desktop version is […]

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How to Enable Tab Completion in Mac OS X Terminal

Posted on July 12, 2014 by

Tab completion isn’t enabled by default in Terminal on OS X, but following these simple steps will give you access to this awesome feature. Launch Terminal and make sure you are in the home directory. Use pico, nano, vi or whatever your favorite text editor is to edit/create .inputrc, I’ll use pico for this walkthrough. […]

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Vimeo Announces New Apple TV Design with Simplified Navigation

Posted on July 9, 2014 by

Vimeo announced a “sleeker, easier-to use” redesign of their Apple TV app. The updated app offers simple navigation, monthly favorites, content filtering and more. New features of the Vimeo Apple TV app include: Simplified navigation - Vimeo says they took their old menu, cut it down to the essentials, and then put it at the top of the screen […]

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Photos and Video of Rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6 Rear Shell

Posted on July 9, 2014 by

Rumors keep going around about Apple’s next-generation iPhone, which will most likely be called iPhone 6. These latest images were sent to MacRumors and claim to be the rear shell of a 4.7-inch iPhone. There is also a video showing a similar version of the part. As in previous rumored iPhone 6 shells, the Apple […]

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iOS 8 Code Hints to Split-Screen Multitasking

Posted on June 11, 2014 by

Apple didn’t mention anything about split-screen multitasking at its Worldwide Developers Conference, but developer Steven Troughton-Smith notes iOS 8′s internal SpringBoard includes code that allows apps to run side-by-side in multiple sizes. This feature is reported to only work in landscape mode and with the latest iPad Air. We’ll have to wait and see if […]

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TouchPal Demos Keyboard on iOS 8 (Video)

Posted on June 11, 2014 by

We are starting to see a lot of third-party keyboards getting ready for iOS 8. In this video, TouchPal shows its keyboard supporting gesture/sliding input similar to Swype. TouchPal also supports autocorrect and predictive word suggestions, but these are not shown in the demo. I think it’s cool Apple is allowing these other keyboards, but […]

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Apple Debuts Two New ‘Your Verse’ TV Ads

Posted on May 27, 2014 by

Apple released two new ads for the company’s “Your Verse” iPad television campaign. The ads feature Esa-Pekka Salonen, a Finnish conductor who composes music on an iPad Air, and Chérie King, a travel blogger who uses an iPad and various apps to translate foreign languages on the fly.

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Contest: Win a Prong PWR Case for Your iPhone 5/5S

Posted on May 18, 2014 by

We are holding a contest with Prong and giving our readers a chance to win the company’s new PWR Case for iPhone 5 and 5S. There are two features that make Prong’s PWR Case different than other iPhone cases, a detachable backup battery and integrated plugs for charging in any outlet. The Prong PWR Case […]

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Bentley Motors Shoots Documentary on iPhone 5S, Edits on iPad Air

Posted on May 18, 2014 by

Bentley Motors released a short documentary film featuring Luc Donckerwolke, Director of Design and SangYub Lee, Head of Exterior Design. The film was shot with an iPhone 5S and edited in  the Bentley Mulsanne using iPad Airs, which come installed in the back seat. The film highlights the fusion of luxury, performance and technology within […]

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Apple Hires One of Nokia’s PureView Camera Experts

Posted on May 9, 2014 by

Apple has hired Nokia’s Luma photography chief Ari Partinen. The news comes after Partinen stated on Twitter tha he will be “starting a new chapter in Cupertino” this June, and then later confirming that he will join Apple. Partinen’s responsibilities at Nokia included working with image quality characterization and tuning on camera module level. He […]

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