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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Another Option for 5GB of Free Online Storage

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 05:00 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/drop...+Alley+Insider)

"Dropbox is dead simple for syncing files across your computers, but doesn't offer much in the way of customization or advanced features."

Signup couldn't be easier, and it gives you some flexibility and customization about what you want to sync from your computer. You can also keep files in sync across various devices. Free storage is always a good thing and they also offer reasonable storage rates should you need more than 5GB. But remember that you should also keep a stored copy that you can access in case the online version gets lost. Stranger things have happened. You can check it out here.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Find Out Who Has Your Permission

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 04:00 PM

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2012/01/...his-simple-site

"Over the past couple of days, a humble Web site has gained a good deal of media attention. That site is mypermissions.org. It has been featured on popular tech sites, such as The Verge, TNW, and Mashable, among others. So what makes mypermissions so noteworthy? Answer: It does something extremely simple, yet extremely useful. And it does it well."

What it does is figure out who has permissions to access your personal info with their sites, and all it takes is a click on the icon when you go to mypermissions.org. Very simple and quick, it takes you right to a page with a list for each page. Click on the Facebook icon, for example, and you go to a list of applications you have given permission to access your information.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Apple.com is Now the Number Two Online Site in UK

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 03:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/11/21/appl...e-retail-store/

"Apple.com has become the second most trafficked online retail site in the UK, according to a report by website tracking firm Experian Hitwise and IMRG."

July rankings showed Apple as number 8, so a bump of 6 slots in such a short time is pretty impressive! They are now just behind Amazon.com.uk and Argos.co.uk.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Online Storage Pricing Comparison of the Big Three

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:17 PM

http://9to5mac.com/2011/08/02/price...t=Google+Reader

"With the iCloud price tiers revealed yesterday, Federico Viticci of MacStories.net has done a nice job comparing Apple's cloud storage offering to those of Dropbox and SugarSync, two of the most widely used cloud storage services out there."

The chart is nice comparison in several different denominations. From what I can see, it appears that SugarSync is actually the best deal. What storage solutions do you use, and with the details of iCloud out in the wild, is that going to change what you do in the future?


Friday, July 29, 2011

Apple Updates Online Store, Hopes to Improve Overall Customer Experience

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:02 PM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...tification.html

"Apple overnight took its online store offline for roughly three hours as part of an ongoing process to improve the overall customer experience for shoppers wishing to review, manage, cancel, or return their orders, AppleInsider has learned."

So, I like the look of the update, with integrated images, drop down menus, capability to re-print invoices and easier product returns. The best thing of all is that you no longer have to try and decipher those code words, since in their place they have put in the name of the product, i.e. MacBook Air, 11-inch. Much easier don't you think?


Friday, May 20, 2011

Online Apple Store Order Status Down Until Sunday

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 09:42 PM

http://www.macrumors.com/2011/05/20...retail-meeting/

"Apple is upgrading its online order status pages this weekend. The above message is displayed if you try to access your Order Status from Apple's Online Apple Store."

The thought is that this has something to do with the retail event expected to happen this Sunday. No one knows exactly what will happen, but until Sunday you won't be able to access your order status screen.


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Confused About Photo Book Services? This Should Help!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.digitalhomethoughts.com/...hoto-books.html

"My son Logan was born on August 16th, 2009, but long before that I started work on a very special project: a baby book that would chronicle the process of my wife's pregnancy, our preparations for his arrival, and the first couple of weeks after he was born."

And in this fantastic article, you can read all about the trials and tribulations that Jason Dunn from Digital Home Thoughts went through as he spent the last 7 or 8 months going through a dozen different photo book services to see just which one worked best. The article is expansive, but very thorough and well worth the read if you want to get the low down on which service really came through. Granted, it doesn't have the service that Apple provides (yet anyway), but that is mainly because Jason is a Windows guy. He does say he may get a Mac and try out the Apple service and when he does, he will update the article. But regardless, this does offer a lot of great information for anyone out there considering or currently creating photo books. Nice job Jason!


Monday, December 28, 2009

Order Online! Well, Unless You are in NYC

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article..._residents.html

"Apple's exclusive U.S. iPhone wireless provider AT&T began halting online sales of the touch-screen device to residents of New York City and its surrounding areas this past weekend but has been unable to provide a reasonable explanation as to why."

Image Credit: Pragmatics Anonymous

So AT&T is fast, but it doesn't do you much good if you can't buy an iPhone! Stuff like this does nothing good for a company, something AT&T should already have learned. Being honest with your customer is the only solution, not offering several different excuses that don't make any sense. "New York isn't ready for the iPhone" doesn't really make sense if you are then told to go to a brick and mortar store to buy one, in New York! It is all weirdness and someone really dropped the ball in making sure that the communication about this situation was going to be consistent.

And now they have resumed selling online per Reuters


Monday, November 30, 2009

Today Only, Accessory Sale at Apple Online Store

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.loopinsight.com/2009/11/...-on-accessories

"Apple on Monday launched a sale on select Mac, iPhone, and iPod accessories on its online store. According to Apple, the sale is good only on Monday and includes free shipping on everything in the store. The special sale includes many accessories for its most popular products."

Not much to say here other than shop away!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Christmas the Apple Store Way

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.appletell.com/apple/comm...ne-apple-store/

"This morning, the online Apple store went offline for a short time. When it came back, there were no signs of an Apple tablet, but it seems the Christmas elves had been speaking to Mr. Jobs about gift options. If you've thought about buying gifts from Apple this festive season, you'll be happy to hear of the elegant gift wrapping options, Christmas-styled gift cards and, of course, the personalization options available for several Apple products."

Never too early to start thinking about Christmas I guess. You can even use the online store to send gifts to family and friends that are in another country, as long as they have a country specific online Apple store. To make it easy, Apple set up a help page on this very topic.


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Quickbooks Online Available for Mac Users

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

http://theappleblog.com/2009/05/05/...e-to-mac-users/

"We had a sneak peek of the new QuickBooks Online back in January at Macworld Expo, and now the Mac community can start using the service. Intuit announced today that the new release of QuickBooks Online is finally compatible with the Safari browser and, thus, is available to Mac users."

Having used Quickbooks for various jobs over the years, it has evolved into a very complete and well thought out program. The advantages of this web-based version are the ability to have multiple users in different locations, or having portability with remote access via the web. The only thing it doesn't have is inventory control, so if you don't need that feature, it might be something you can use. However it only works on Safari 3.1. They have several pricing options depending on the features you need, from free to $39.95 USD per month, and have a nice comparison page set up in case you aren't sure if you need online or standalone editions.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

iPhone 3G Now Available Online

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 09:02 AM

http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-ph...ck=1-001JEA-1-1

"Online shoppers looking to spend the holiday season firmly planted on the couch can add the iPhone 3G back to their lists -- we've just confirmed that Apple and AT&T have quietly brought back in-home activation. Sure, it's been available in limited circumstances before, but now it's here and for real, just like with the first-gen unit."

Yep, if you order now, you'll have one for Christmas. Of course, you can't just grab one and not activate it, but it means you won't have to wait on hellacious lines if you're trying to get one for your loved one.

Or yourself :-)

Tags: iphone, online, at&t

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