Tag: mac

iMacompanion: Kickstarted accessory puts a USB 3.0 port at the front of your iMac

It's always a pleasure to see projects graduate from Kickstarter or Indiegogo and actually become available for sale. One project that was intriguing a few months ago, the Wiplabs iMacompanion (US$39.99), is now in the BiteMyApple.co and Amazon.com stores. iMacompanion is a USB 3.0 extension por...

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Apple destroys earnings estimates: Revenue of $74.6 billion on the back of 74.5 million in iPhone sales

Apple a short while ago posted its earnings results from its 2014 holiday quarter, and per expectations, the company handily destroyed analyst estimates across the board, delivering a quarterly profit of $18.0 billion and revenue of $74.6 billion On Wall St., analysts were anticipating revenue t...

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OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, iOS 8.1.3 updates now available

After quite a few weeks of 10.10.2 release candidates and rumors about iOS 8.1.3, Apple has released the updates today. The OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 update includes fixes for Wi-Fi disconnection errors, slow web page loading, and a nasty potential security bug that caused Spotlight to load remote...

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1Password updates for iOS with new login creator and "fun" password management

Agilebits has released a new update for 1Password on iOS and Mac which aims to make managing your passwords even easier and, the developers hope, possibly even fun. The update introduces 1Password's first Login Creator, which streamlines the process of adding all of your various accounts to the app...

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Twelve South ParcSlope stand for MacBook provides style and comfort

One of our favorite accessory design shops here at TUAW is Twelve South, and they're our heroes for a couple of reasons. First, they design and manufacture useful and stylish accessories for Apple products only. The second reason? Everything they make is top quality. The latest product to emerge...

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How the Mac App Store made money for this indie developer's "side project"

A number of independent iOS developers have "opened the kimono" over the past few months, giving insight into exactly how much work and effort pays off - or sometimes fails to pay off - when an app hits the App Store. John Saddington, the indie developer behind the successful blogging app Desk (...

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Caturday: Brown Cat knows how to use a MacBook better than you do

Over the years that Caturday has been a regular staple on the site, we've seen cats standing in front, laying on top, or simply snuggling the warmth of a variety of Apple devices. But until Brown Cat, we haven't had a cat who actually seems to know what a computer is for. She's the owner of Mel...

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Amazon delivers Kindle Textbook Creator for Mac beta (Updated)

For the past three years, Apple has had a free Mac app - iBooks Author - available for creating textbooks compatible with the company's iBooks app. Today, Amazon announced a beta version of Kindle Textbook Creator, designed to let educators and authors create Kindle books from existing materials...

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The Productivity Pack: Make 2015 your most productive year yet

It's never too late to make a resolution to change, even if it is the last week of January. The Productivity Pack is a new bundle containing one-year subscriptions for four services plus an 8-week trial subscription to the digital versions of hte New York Times. Valued at over US$185, the Produc...

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Apple takes center stage in Presidential State of the Union address

All eyes and ears were on President Obama last night during the State of the Union address, but Apple inadvertently stole some of the President's spotlight. While political commenters discussed the President's new policies following the speech, the talk of the tech world focused on Apple and the p...

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LastPass goes native on Mac for password management

LastPass has finally expanded from your browser and your iOS device onto your desktop with its new native app in the Mac App Store. The app brings all of the power of the mobile app to your computer, from password storage to form-filling and secure note sending. If you have already been using the...

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Venerable sound capture app Audio Hijack reimagined for v3

For an independent app developer, a 13-year run with a flagship app is nothing to sneeze at. When that flagship app owns its particular niche of the OS X ecosystem as thoroughly as Rogue Amoeba's Audio Hijack, however, that kind of longevity is less surprising. Since 2002, chief amoeba Paul Kafasi...

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KeyMouse: A new take on the traditional keyboard and mouse

Since 1984, not a lot has changed in terms of the two things that we use to converse with our desktop and laptop computers - keyboards and mice/trackpads. That's why when fellow TUAW editor Dave Caolo pointed me towards a fascinating Kickstarter project named KeyMouse, I thought I'd better pass ...

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All the best app reviews last week on TUAW

Last week was a busy one for apps in the iOS App Store, giving your favorite TUAW writers a chance to post some great reviews of the apps that grace their home screens. Here's a quick roundup of our recent reviews -- and a few app roundups -- you may have missed: Here's a new iOS app for sendin...

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UE MEGABOOM is the new authority in Bluetooth portable speakers

Last week I wrote on the announcement of UE MEGABOOM (US$299.99) Bluetooth speaker, the new big brother to the UE BOOM ($199.99) and the UE MINIBOOM ($99.99). I reviewed the UE BOOM last year and was thrilled with its performance as a portable, durable and great sounding wireless speaker. It's the p...

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