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Thursday, July 19, 2012

AT&T Doesn't Make Same Mistake as Verizon

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 05:00 AM

"When Verizon Wireless announced its new shared-data plans in June, it should have enjoyed a big advantage over its arch-rival, AT&T."

Pooling data is a great idea, and one that many wanted, but they didn't want to be forced into it as Verizon was planning to do. AT&T at least is making their pooling plans optional. Choice is always better, but only if it is truly your choice! What are your thoughts on this misstep on Verizon's part and the resulting plans from AT&T?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Apple Updates MacBook Air and MacBook Pro

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 05:01 PM

"Apple has released a software update for the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models introduced in June 2012."

You can find out more about this release here at Apple.

Scanner Pro Updated for iCloud Syncing

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:08 PM

"The latest version, Scanner Pro 4.1, brings a completely new interface to the iPhone, focusing on the most important things to make it more streamlined and intuitive."

And now with iCloud syncing, you can see the same items on your iPhone or iPad. Great update to this handy application. I find myself using this at least once a day to contribute to my goal of going paperless. Check it out in the iTunes store.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Get A Secure Line On Your iPhone With Silent Circle

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:00 AM

"Anytime you use your phone to make a call or send an e-mail or text message, there's a chance it will be intercepted by someone who has access-legal or otherwise-to your providers' servers."

An upcoming app from the guy that created PGP will get you a secure line so your security fears won't exacerbate your paranoia. I'm not paranoid much myself, but it would be nice to have the ability to have a secure line. You can find out more at Silent Circle. But only if no one is watching...

Just What is the Best Way to Setup Your Wireless Audio System?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 01:00 AM

"About a year ago, I wrote about the best way to set up wireless audio - how to get the music that lives on your computer onto speakers scattered throughout your home."

A lot of what he wrote about last time was mostly involving Apple products, but now there are more players in the market that might pique your interest. I've toyed with getting a Jawbone Jambox that is mentioned, since it seems so easy to use with any of my portable devices. And that is still a possibility, but for now I do pretty well with my Apple TV and my Bose system. How do you stream your audio?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

iMovie Trailers on the iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:00 AM

"If you're like us, you return from vacations and special events having filmed loads of video, with grand ambitions of one day compiling all your clips into brilliant home movies."

I love these step by step, quickie instructional articles, especially when it comes to programs that I've been meaning to use but haven't, such as iMovie on the iPad. It usually reinforces the credo "it's easier than it looks," every time I read one of these.

Just Landed Keeps You on Time

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:00 AM

"We've all been there: Awaiting a loved one's arrival at the airport, only to discover that his/her flight is delayed. Never again fear such predicaments, because Just Landed has been cleared for landing on your iPhone."

Solid review from MacLife about this handy app.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Watermark Your PDFs and Images With Bronson Watermarker

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 03:00 AM

"Bronson Watermarker fills a small-but vital-niche for those who need to create watermarked PDFs and images."

Simple tool for OS X, and certainly easy to use with a variety of handy features if you need to watermark your documents. It's available now in the Mac App store for $9.99 USD.

Make Siri Your Event Manager

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:00 AM

"Since Siri is meant to be your personal assistant, it only makes sense to have it schedule and manage your meetings and events."

If you are having difficulty with Siri, or just don't know how to get it to work correctly, then this how-to should help.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Apple Releases a Podcast App

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:00 AM

"Apple has just released their new Podcasts app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. While it's not as feature-rich or complex as some other podcast apps on the App Store, if it's your first time using a podcast app, you may be wandering just how exactly to get started using it."

Good primer on how to use this universal app, in case you aren't familiar with podcasts. I've gotten away from listening to them myself, but that's only because my commute is a lot shorter. Do you still listen to podcasts? If so, have you tried this new app?

Tags: software, podcast, app, ios

Monday, July 2, 2012

Prepare Yourself and Make Your Presentation With Your iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 03:00 AM

"You can give impressive presentations from your iPad‚ and perhaps even leave your laptop behind‚ if you prepare well and know what to expect."

Great tips on how to make that presentation with your iPad, even covering what equipment you will need such as adapters and how best to use Keynote with iCloud.

Tom Tom Set to Update Maps Every Day

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:00 AM

"TomTom was already a big player in digital mapping, and then it went and signed up to work with Apple on the new iOS maps app."

One of those trickle down benefits from working with Apple is that anyone that has a Tom Tom service will benefit from updated maps, at no charge.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Orbitz is Playing Dirty

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:00 AM

"Orbitz Worldwide Inc. has found that people who use Apple Inc.'s Mac computers spend as much as 30% more a night on hotels, so the online travel agency is starting to show them different, and sometimes costlier, travel options than Windows visitors see."

I'm not too surprised about the stat, but I am surprised they actually admit to doing this! You can get around it if you rank by price, but should you really have to do this? I agree with The Loop when they suggest the best solution is just not use Orbitz!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

New MacBook Air Freezing Up? Try This...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 01:45 AM

"We've discussed some pretty flattering attributes of the new MacBook Air lately, but here's one that's less than pleasant: a sizable amount of users are reporting the machine will completely freeze up seemingly out of nowhere, requiring a hard reset."

The culprit might be the Chrome browser, as that has been running when the freezing occurs. So the solution, if you want to keep running Chrome, appears to be to load the latest Chrome Canary build, which you can find here. Hopefully an update from Google will be coming soon.

You Have Been Warned, Move From MobileMe Before Saturday

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 01:00 AM

"The time has finally come: you need to make the move from MobileMe to iCloud, as MobileMe officially goes dark on June 30."

Friday is the last day to move stuff, so best get to it if you haven't already. If you are behind the curve on it, this article will give you some tips on how to do it the most efficient way.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

iBank for the iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:28 PM

"IGG Software announced the immediate availability of iBank for the iPad on Wednesday. The personal finance management app has previously been available for the Mac and iPhone, but now is available with an iPad-native interface."

This is one of the better financial apps if you want to have your banking on your iPhone as well as your Mac. And now it's even better that they have released a version for the iPad. It's available now for $14.99 USD.

Is There Such a Thing as a Sandboxing Victim?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 12:00 AM

"So, a story tailor-made for the "blogosphere" hit recently, of the new version of TextExpander 4, and how it's a "victim of sandboxing." (If you say that like you're an 80-year-old southern belle reaching for her hankerchief and fainting couch, you get the general mood of things.)"

Can't say I disagree, it is well documented and not allowed so why all the crying? What are your thoughts?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Launch Center Pro is Certainly Worth Buying

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:00 AM

"The newly released Launch Center Pro ($2.99) isn't a free update for owners of its unripe predecessor, and that did spark some ill-natured disapproval towards the respective developer. Regardless, that's no reason to simply brush the app off and not give it a go. The completely revamped, reimagined app ditches the previously-used list format and instead replaces it with a slick, more powerful interface geared towards optimal efficiency."

I had the original Launch Center, and used it up until Sunday when I deleted it and bought the pro. The difference is pretty amazing and well worth the $2.99 USD discounted price. I don't know when the pricing discount ends, but if you want an app that can manage multiple apps and activities, this might be just the thing. I love it. I basically have this icon on my main screen with my weather app and phone icon. I think I could actually make do with just this app icon on it though. The interface is great and very smooth to use. Read the review, it's worth checking out.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Google Offers on iPhone, But Only in the US

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:00 AM

"Google just announced on the official Google Mobile Blog that it is releasing a Google Offers app for iPhone."

Ugh! Just what I need, another way to spend money with Google. It's not bad enough that I do it on my laptop, now they make it easy to do on my iPhone. I do like the location based offers though, and you can really get some good deals...just saying'. You can download it right now.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The New iPad Ad "Do It All"

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 10:00 AM

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