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Friday, October 12, 2012

It's Been a Great Run, Thank You Jason and Vinny!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Thoughts Site Updates" @ 09:34 PM

On this, the 12th anniversary of the Thoughts Network, this site, as well as the other 5 sites in the network, are shutting down.

It has been a pleasure being able to be a part of the Thoughts Team and the Team here at Apple Thoughts. My thanks to all of you for visiting us and continuing to stop by over the years, and I hope we fulfilled our goal of providing you news, articles, reviews and anything Apple that we hoped you found usefulness and interesting. Thanks to Jason for all he has done, 12 years is a great run of success and am thankful to him for letting me be a part of it!

I am especially thankful to Vinny for giving me the opportunity and being a great friend, I only wish I could have added to his success with Apple Thoughts and been able to keep it going.

Good luck to all of you in whatever life throws your way, fight through the valleys to get to the mountains!


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Tags: update

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.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The New Airport Express

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

"Apple also updated the Airport Express today."

Looks like it's about the size of the Apple TV, nice change.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Thunderbolt Update Might Cause You a Problem

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

"A Software Update for Thunderbolt was just one of many Apple releases that went public yesterday, but unlike the rest, you should be in no hurry to pick this one up. Many users who have installed the update are reporting that it is causing boot failures and more on their Mac."

Well, if you haven't downloaded it, you might want to hold off until they fix this problem.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Best iOS Calendar Alternative, Agenda, Updated

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 03:00 AM

"Agenda is a beautiful alternative to the iPhone and iPad's built-in Calendar app by the great folks at App Savvy."

This really is a great calendar app, much better than the calendar app that comes with the iPhone. I don't switch out of using too many of the apps that come with iOS, but for calendar I made the switch to Agenda and haven't looked back. It's very clean looking and makes finding information easy. But don't take my word for it, you can read the iMore review here, or visit The Brooks Review and check out his opinion on it.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Apple Releases Update Providing RAW Support for Six New Cameras

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

"Apple on Tuesday released a system-wide update that adds RAW image support for six new cameras."

This is an OS X Lion update, which will allow RAW data from Canon EOS-1D X, Nikon D800E, Nikon D3200, Olympus OM-D-E-M5, Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF5 and Sony Alpha SLT-A57 cameras. You can get it via software update or going here.

Tags: software, update, raw, os x

Monday, May 7, 2012

iOS Update 5.1.1 Released

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 03:00 PM

"Apple has just released iOS 5.1.1 update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This update fixes a number of bugs, including a particular annoying one affecting the iPad 3 which resulted users losing access to their cellular data connection until they rebooted their tablet."

The biggest fix is for the bug that causes problems on the new iPad when switching between 2G and 3G networks. But the annoying bug that is supposedly fixed is the one I've experienced, namely the one that displayed the "unable to purchase" message when you actually have purchased the item. You can find out more at Apple about this "first ever" iPad 3 update.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Personalize Your Wiki Searches With WikiNodes

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 11:30 AM

"Wikipedia gets a new, personal dimension in the latest version of the WikiNodes app for the Apple iPad, which brings Wikipedia to life by immersing readers in an infinite constellation of visual links. Readers can visually browse related nodes, bookmark favorites, annotate with text and multimedia, and share in multiple ways."

WikiNodes [affiliate link] just received a major update that, among other things, allows users to update entries in Wikipedia right from the app. No update yet for the retina display but that is supposed to come later this month to the former "staff pick" at the Apple iTunes Store.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

3rd Time the Charm for Java Update?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 04:51 PM

"Apple released Java for OS X 2012-003 Thursday afternoon, a software update that removes 'the most common variants of the Flashback malware.' Thursday's update was foreshadowed by an announcement on Apple's support page Tuesday."

You can download the update here, and this is the 3rd one in a week that Apple has issued. This update also disables the automatic execution of applets, and if you restore them and then don't use applets for an "extended period of time," it will automatically disable them again. In other news, it appears that this might not be as widespread as initially thought.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

PDF Expert 4.0, Now Compatible With Retina Display

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:00 AM

"Readdle has released a major update to PDF Expert, its flagship PDF Expert app for the iPad, introducing high-resolution Retina support for the latest device, and a number of handy new features like document thumbnails and support for embedded media."

If you work with PDFs at all, you need this program. I've had this since version 1 and find it indispensable. Now you can listen to audio or watch video that is embedded in PDFs. It's pricey at $9.99 USD, but worth every penny in my opinion.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Are You Confused About the iOS 5.1 Camera? Here is Some Help...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 03:00 AM

"You may have noticed that iOS 5.1 changed the behavior of the lock screen camera compared to it's predecessor, this has caused some confusion as to how it works compared to iOS 5."

Oh I like this update and how it improves the camera access, what are your thoughts?

Monday, March 12, 2012

What's New With the Apple TV? A Few Important Things...

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

"Apple released the expected software update for the second-generation Apple TV on Thursday. The update brings the second-gen Apple TV UI in line with the third-generation version introduced on March 7, bringing some fundamental changes to its interface and opening up Apple's options for adding more apps and content."

This is a great hands-on review by Ars Technica, of the updated Apple TV software released last Wednesday.

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Fix Is In...Apple Update Fixes Rosetta Break

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:37 PM

"Another occasion to thank myself for not being an early adopter."

That didn't take long, with Apple releasing an update to fix the break caused by their Security Update 2012-001 v1.1. You can get the update via Software Update or by going to the Apple downloads page.

Apple TV Gets Genius Recommendations

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 02:00 AM

"A silent update to the backend has introduced Genius recommendations for movies and TV shows to the Apple TV."

You don't have to do much, as Apple updated their own servers to provide this to you. Sometimes its nice to get suggestions when you don't know what to watch isn't it?

Snow Leopard Security Update Breaks PowerPC Apps

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

"As part of the Mac OS X 10.7.3 update released earlier this week, Security Update 2012-001 for Snow Leopard broke compatibility with several Rosetta Power PC programs."

Apple is working on an fix, but apparently the update (here are the release notes at Apple) broke several programs that used to run on PowerPC makes, such as Quicken. There are some fixes via 9to5Mac until Apple releases the update.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Among Other Things

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 02:00 AM

"The X version of Final Cut Pro was supposed to be all things to all people -- easier and more power for the serious amateurs and yet refreshing and comprehensive for the pros. In reality it seemed that neither camp quite saw it that way, but Apple has at least been listening."

Lots of updates that will hopefully appease those that weren't too happy with this when it was initially released. I've never used it but from some of the feedback I've read, it certainly does look like Apple was listening to and addressed the concerns. Well, at least some of them. And this wasn't the only update released, as they also released some updates for Time Capsule and Airport Extreme. You can get more info from Apple on the updates from their support page here.

Friday, January 27, 2012

GoGadget From Mark/Space Update, Includes Windows Version

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 05:13 PM

"Mark/Space has released an update to the Mac version of GoGadget -- and introduced a Windows version. It connects media players, mobile phones, tablets, GPS navigators, gaming systems, digital picture frames, and more for synchronization of media files and documents with computers."

Mark/Space has been around a long time (I remember using versions with my Palm devices) so they usually do a pretty good job with their product if you are trying to sync dissimilar systems to exchange information. Now they have updated the Mac version and come out with a new Windows version to expand the device selection compatibility. You can get it now for $19.95 USD for a limited time direct from Mark/Space.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Quicken for Lion, Meh...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 06:30 PM

"Intuit announced to customers on Thursday that it plans to release a "re-engineered" version of Quicken for Mac 2007 that will be compatible with the latest version of Apple's Mac operating system, OS X 10.7 Lion."

I gave up on Quicken long ago, mainly due to the inattention they were giving OS X. If they jump back in and really wow me (which would include having a mobile app that syncs wirelessly and can update your running totals in all account for two examples of what I mean by wow) then I might consider trying it out. Then again, there are so many good options out there. What are your thoughts, willing to give Quicken another try or have you moved on?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Kayak Updated and Now is Universal

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 06:37 PM

"Kayak, the travel deal service, has released an updated app for the iOS. The company has released a universal app that runs on both iPhones/iPod touch and iPads."

All new version so dump your old one and download this one, it's well worth it. The previous version wasn't exactly a great interface on the iPad, and the great thing is Kayak has been working to fix that and now they finally have. They have also added some features like rental car searching. Oh, and it's still free.

Kindle Updates iOS App

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:56 PM

"Amazon updated its Kindle app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on Wednesday, adding iPad support for textbooks, along with support for Kindle Fire magazine and newspaper subscriptions."

It's making it even better to own an iPad with these updates. I normally use Zinio for my subscriptions but I may have to try out the Amazon method. The textbook features are fantastic too, including support for notes, highlights and linked content to name but a few of the features. Version 2.9 update is also free from the iTunes App Store.

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