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Mar 18
UK court grants Samsung's delay appeal

A UK court decision over whether European patents owned by Samsung are valid and have been infringed by Apple has been delayed until other proceedings before the European Patent Office have been concluded, reports "The Register" (http://tinyurl.com/ofkew2h).

The Court of Appeal granted Samsung's application for a stay of the UK proceedings until the EPO [European Patent Office] decides whether the South Korean mobile device manufacturer can amend the claims of its patents. Samsung said it had applied to amend the claims of its patents before the EPO to take account of judgments issued in a number of countries in which Samsung and Apple are in dispute over the patents, which include Germany and France. However, Apple said Samsung should be forced to choose between pursuing its appeal against a previous High Court ruling in their dispute or continuing with its application to amend the patent claims...

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Mar 18
Apple replaces iPad 2 with $399 iPad with Retina display

Apple has announced that the iPad with Retina display replaces iPad 2 as the most affordable 9.7-inch iPad at US$399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and $529 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.

The fourth generation iPad features an 9.7-inch Retina display, the Apple-designed A6X chip, Wi-Fi, a 5MP iSight camera which also captures 1080p HD video, a FaceTime HD camera, support for LTE carriers worldwide, and up to 10 hours of battery life. It comes with iOS 7, of course.

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Mar 18
Khronos releases OpenGL ES 3.1 specification

The Khronos Group has released the OpenGL ES 3.1 specification, bringing functionality enhancements to the industry-leading, royalty-free 3D graphics API [application programming interface] that is used on nearly all of the world’s mobile devices.

OpenGL ES 3.1 provides access to graphics processing unit (GPU) functionality with portability across diverse mobile and embedded operating systems and platforms. The full specification and reference materials are available for immediate download at http://www.khronos.org/registry/gles/.

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Mar 18
Franchise Hockey Manager for Mac OS X revved to version 1.62

OOTP Developments has launched Franchise Hockey Manager version 1.62, a major update to the customizable hockey management game for Mac OS X and Windows.

The new version offers: revamped training, scouting, and staff/personnel systems; four new leagues: two starts for the current season, one with Opening Night rosters and one with post-trading deadline rosters; and more.

FHM costs US$39.99. Go to http://tinyurl.com/m22xm75 for more info.

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Mar 17
Boot Camp in 2013 Mac Pros doesn't support Windows 7

Apple's Mac Pro only supports installations of Windows 8 or later with Boot Camp, according to an updated Apple Support document that lists versions of Windows compatible with the 2013 Mac Pro.

Boot Camp is software included with Mac OS X that lets you run compatible versions of Windows on an Intel-based Mac. The 2013 Mac Pro is the first Mac that does not include support for Windows 7 with Boot Camp 5. Read more at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5634 .

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Mar 17
Apple adds ACC Sports Channel to the Apple TV line-up

As noted by AppleInsider.com, Apple has added an ACC [Atlantic Coast Conference] Sports Channel to the Apple TV line-up. It offers game highlights and feature programming related to NCAA March Madness.

The new channel features access to "Campus Insiders," a digital college sports network, as well as the ability to view "Most Recent" content, and a "Search" pane. Content can also be viewed based on schools in the conference, while a list of "Must See Moments" from the ACC are also available through the application.

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Mar 17
Microsoft has announced OneNote for Mac

Microsoft has announced OneNote for Mac. It's the first Mac version of the tool to jot down your ideas, capture your collection of web clippings and research, plan your trips and events, check your to-dos and shopping lists and share your notes with friends and co-workers.

OneNote for Mac is compatible with Mac OSX 10.9 and above. You can download it for free from the Mac App Store. You can also visit http://www.onenote.com to access all the different OneNote apps including a few OneNote services available that are designed to enhance your web capturing experience on OneNote for Mac.

For example, along with a Mac version, Microsoft is releasing a OneNote clipper browser plug-in for Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer that allows users to save clippings from webpages. This feature is being extended to third-party apps via a new cloud API [application programming interface] that provides...

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Mar 17
Version 6.8.6 of Cocktail (Mountain Lion Edition) served up

Maintain has released Cocktail 6.8.5 (Mountain Lion Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. This version adds ability to change OS X's notification banner duration.

It also contains improvements on the "Delete localization files" procedure and addresses compatibility issues with Opera Next. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Mac.

Cocktail 6.8.5 (Mountain Lion Edition) requires OS X Mountain Lion or OS X Mountain Lion Server (10.8). Cocktail (Lion Edition) for OS X 10.7, Cocktail (Snow Leopard Edition) for OS X 10.6 and Cocktail (Leopard Edition) for OS X 10.5 are available for download from the Maintain website.

Cocktail costs US$19 for a single user license and is available for purchase from the Maintain website (http://maintain.se/cocktail).

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Mar 14
Transcend releases memory modules for the new Mac Pro

Transcend Information, Inc. has launched 16GB and 32GB DDR3 Registered DIMM (RDIMM) modules aimed at maximizing memory in Apple's Mac Pro  2013 systems.

With four user-upgradeable memory slots available, Transcend’s latest high-performance DDR3 RDIMMs can boost Mac Pro 2013 Intel  Xeon  E5 3.5GHz 6-Core, 3.0GHz 8-Core, and 2.7GHz 12-Core models to 64GB, 96GB, and even 128GB total memory capacity. Angus Wu, director of Research and Development at Transcend, says the RDIMMs guarantee 100% compatibility with the new Mac Pro, requiring little effort to install in the easy access design and push-up release system of the Mac Pro.

Go to http://tinyurl.com/ldwapg7 for more info.

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Mar 14
Security researchers hack Safari and, well, all other browsers

Security researchers demonstrated zero-day exploits against Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Adobe Flash Player during the second day of the Pwn2Own hacking competition Thursday, racking up total prizes of $450,000, reports "PC World" (http://tinyurl.com/kvshedy).

For Safari, the team used two different exploit vectors. One vulnerability was a heap overflow in WebKit that enabled arbitrary code execution. The team then used this opening to use another exploit to bypass the application sandbox and run code as if it was user privileged.

A team from French vulnerability research firm Vupen hacked Google Chrome by exploiting a use-after-free vulnerability that affects both the WebKit and Blink rendering engines. The researchers then successfully bypassed Chrome’s sandbox protection to execute arbitrary code on the underlying system. On Wednesday, the...

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Mar 14
Eclipse announces TD-M1 speaker system

Eclipse has announced the TD-M1 speaker system, which the company says "delivers ultra-fidelity sound in a system designed for today’s connected lifestyle." It's due to ship March 31 and will be available in black and white.

The U$1,300 TD-M1 uses the same award-winning technology employed in Eclipse’s US$10,000 TD-712 speaker, while combining wireless convenience and connectivity with compact size. Its Class-D digital amp that powers the special, crossover-less driver mounted in the Eclipse’s enclosure.

The Eclipse TD-M1 is designed to work with high-resolution sound sources. A built-in 192kHz/24 bit input interface is capable of handling 6.5 times the amount of data on a CD. Eclipse engineers developed a 192kHz/24 bit-compatible, non-oversampling D-to-A converter (NOS-DAC) for clearer sound.

The TD-M1 uses Apple's AirPlay for wireless playback. CD-quality (44.1kHz/16 bit) lossless audio can be streamed through Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad and Mac,...

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Mar 14
Default Folder 4.6.4 for Mac OS X delivers compatibility fixes...

St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 4.6.4, an update to their Mac OS X utility.

The software enhances the file dialogs in all Mac OS X applications. Its custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. It provides fast navigation to your files, convenient previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Version 4.6.4 delivers compatibility fixes for a number of popular applications.

Default Folder X requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. Version 4.6.4 is a free update for existing version 4 users. Go to the St. Clair Software web site (http://tinyurl.com/2gm24v) for more info.

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Mar 13
1Password for Mac OS X revved to version 4.2

Agile Web Solutions has updated 1Password (http://1password.com), a password manager for Mac OS X, to version 4.2. The upgrade offers improved URL matching for more reliable auto-filling of forms on websites and added support for viewing secure notes in 1Password mini.

It provides improved autosave, adds the ability to choose which vault to use when saving new logins, lets users resume editing items after 1Password locks or is quit, added support for renaming tags in the sidebar. Not enough? It also give you improved data syncing and the ability to restore from a backup on first launch,.

1Password 4.2 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 and higher. It's a free upgrade for users of version 4.x. For new users the cost is US$49.95 for a single-user license. The app is available at the Agile web site and the Mac App Store.

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Mar 13
Titanfall may be coming to the Mac

Respawn Entertainment (www.respawn.com) may be bringing its Titanfall game to the Mac, reports "iMore" (http://tinyurl.com/mvc4xup). It's now available for Windows, the Xbox, and Xbox One.

Titanfall is a first-person action gameplay centered on the dynamic between elite assault pilots and agile, heavily-armored, 24-foot titans. The action is varied, featuring parkour-style wall running, double jumps and the ability to hijack titans. The freedom to shift back and forth between pilot and titan allows players to change tactics on the fly, attacking or escaping depending on the situation and extending the action vertically to new heights.

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Mar 13
Workspaces designed to help your organize your Mac OS X Desktop

Workspaces is a new, US$7.50 Mac OS X app designed to help you better organize files and folders in a visual manner on your Mac Desktop. It works as another layer on top of the regular OS X Desktop/Spaces paradigm.

SaneDesk allows you to assign specific icons to be visible and positioned when a workspace is selected. Each SaneDesk workspace can have a separate background.

The app supposedly doesn't modify, move or copy your desktop files and folders. As soon as you exit SaneDesk, all files and folders will be visible again, no matter to what workspace they were assigned. Go to http://www.sanedeskapp.com/ for more info.

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Mar 13
Twelve South introduces the Rutledge BookBook for the MacBook

Twelve South has unveiled its first MacBook case in almost three years: the Rutledge BookBook Case. It's a premium genuine-leather case.

Each cover is hand-finished with a new color layering technique that makes every Rutledge truly a one-of-a-kind work of art. It also shelters the MacBook between two hardback book covers and a rigid spine.

The Rutledge fits all current MacBooks, including a version made just for the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The new Rutledge BookBook is available for US $99.99 at twelvesouth.com.

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Mar 13
United Airlines offers new personal device entertainment system

Starting this April, United Airlines is rolling out a new personal device entertainment system onboard select aircraft.

With this new service, sponsored by the MileagePlus Explorer Card, you can choose from over 150 movies and nearly 200 TV shows and watch them free of charge on your personal device such as an iPhone or iPad. The free entertainment will be made available through the airlines' own iOS app, which can be downloaded for free.
   
Most planes will be equipped with the new system soon. United says it have it installed on most domestic aircraft by the end of 2014. The airline will begin on Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Boeing 747-400 and select 777-200 aircraft, followed by additional fleets. In the end, all United-operated flights will have some form of entertainment.

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Mar 12
Petition launched to stop use of hazardous chemicals in making...

Green America, a D.C.-based non-profit group, and "The Nation" magazine launched a campaign Wednesday intended to persuade consumers to boycott Apple products unless the company makes changes in its production and supply chain operations, reports "PC World" (ttp://tinyurl.com/k9xua7g).

You can find their petition at http://www.bad-apple.org. It protests the use of benzene and n-hexane in the production of iPhones.

The petition says it would would cost just US$1 per smartphone for Apple to substitute out the chemicals. Green America and "The Nation" also wants the company to create a healthcare fund to pay for the care of workers who have fallen sick working on its products, allegedly due to poisoning from those two chemicals, and to generally improve working conditions.

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Mar 12
Apple files appeals in patent trial judgement

Apple has filed a notice of cross-appeal in regards to the final judgement in the first Apple vs. Samsung patent trial held in California, according to "AppleInsider" (http://tinyurl.com/m2cpkoj).

Its a response to California District Court Judge Lucy Koh's final judgment of 2012's Apple v. Samsung trial, which was handed down last week,.Apple is appealing all interlocutory orders and decisions having to do with the case.

Apple's appeal applies to the Aug. 24, 2012 trial decision, Judge Koh's order on the retrial for vacated damages and the court's order denying a renewed motion for a permanent injunction against 23 Samsung devices, among other rulings.

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Mar 12
Apple changes the iPhone return window from 30 days to 14 days

Apple has reduced the return window for the iPhone from 30 days to 14 days, as noted by "electronista" (http://tinyurl.com/nr9etxm).

"For iPhone returns, you may return your undamaged iPhone with its included accessories within 14 days of purchase for a full refund," according to Apple.
The change brings the company's iPhone policies in line with its other products, as well as the iPhone policies of US carriers. You can read more at http://tinyurl.com/ol4kn6q .

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Mar 12
Kool Tools: PortraitPro 12 for Mac OS X

Anthropics Technology has launched PortraitPro 12, an update of the retouching software with face relighting technology for "truly natural enhancement." It runs on Mac OS X and Windows.

PortraitPro 12 includes new face relighting technology, so you can now literally show your subject in their best light. It has an enhanced capability to slim faces and take off the weight off that the camera puts on.

Version 12 incorporates Anthropics' latest skin enhancer that retains natural skin texture when removing blemishes. The brush also detects edges automatically making it fast to use.

What's more, PortraitPro can improve the appearance of hair. Hair can be thickened and made smooth. It can be recolored, or highlights added, all by moving sliders.

PortraitPro 12 can detect the age and gender of faces in the photograph so that the the most appropriate enhancements can automatically be applied to men, women and children. The latest version is also four times...

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Mar 12
PortraitPro 12 released for Mac, Windows

Anthropics Technology has launched PortraitPro 12, an update of the retouching software with face relighting technology for "truly natural enhancement." It runs on Mac OS X and Windows.

PortraitPro 12 includes new face relighting technology. It has an enhanced ability to slim faces. Version 12 incorporates Anthropic's latest skin enhancer that retains natural skin texture when removing blemishes. The new version can also purportedly uniquely detect the age and gender of faces in the photograph so that the the most appropriate enhancements can automatically be applied to men, women and children.

PortraitPro 12 on the Mac requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. The normal price is $159.90; however, it's being offered for $79.95 for a limited time. Go to http://www.portraitprofessional.com for more info.

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Mar 12
Bridge Comm releases PDF Assistant 1.4 for Mac OS X

Bridge Comm has released PDF Assistant 1.4, an update of their PDF document viewer and annotator for Mac OS X 10.7 or later. It's also a maintenance upgrade.

Specifically designed for students and those who work y with PDF documentation, PDF Assistant allows users to annotate and export highlights and notes (including images) for further processing. Users can choose to view their PDF documents in the traditional vertical scrolling mode or in book mode. All PDF documents can be shared via iCloud.

PDF Assistant 1.4 costs US$9.99. A demo is available at http://macpdfviewer.com/wp/

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Mar 11
Xojo announces Xojo Cloud for deployment of web apps

Xojo, Inc. has announced the availability of their one-click cloud deployment solution for web applications, Xojo Cloud. Xojo Cloud is available for exclusive use with apps developed in Xojo, the multi-platform development environment.

Once ready to deploy, developers click a button in Xojo that automatically connects to Xojo Cloud and launches their web browser with the application running. What's more, Xojo Cloud comes with industrial-strength security .

To offer this solution, Xojo has worked with Rackspace, the open cloud company, which delivers hybrid cloud services to customers worldwide. With nine data centers across four continents, Rackspace is able to provide service to Xojo developers in different parts of the world.

Xojo Cloud is now available from the Xojo store. Xojo 2014 Release 1, also shipping today, is required for Xojo Cloud deployment and is available for download at http://www.xojo.com/download. Xojo Cloud Hosting plans start at US$49/...

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Mar 11
Echo Express SEL delivers Thunderbolt 2 for low profile PCI...

Sonnet has announced the Echo Express SEL, the latest addition to the Echo Express line of Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe expansion systems. It enables the use of a variety of high-performance PCI Express (PCIe) cards — originally designed for use in desktop computers — with any Mac with a Thunderbolt port.

The new model is the smallest and quietest Echo chassis yet, and supports one low-profile PCIe card, according to the folks at Sonnet. The Echo Express SEL incorporates ultra-fast Thunderbolt 2 technology, which delivers twice the bandwidth of Thunderbolt and provides sufficient throughput to support many of the most demanding PCIe cards.

The new expansion chassis is suited for use with high-bandwidth networking cards, host bus adapters, and storage interface cards, allowing them to connect with Thunderbolt-enabled iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro computers, as well as Mac Pro computers that lack PCIe expansion slots. Plus, the Echo Express SEL's dual...

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