Sat, May 25, 2013
Tim Bradshaw, Financial Times
Mr Cook is often said to lack Steve Jobs’ charisma, but this week he brought his predecessor’s famed “reality distortion field” to Washington.
William Fenton, ITProPortal.com
In promoting a searchable, taggable library, doo takes your Mac where it was already headed: To an unbounded space where folders matter as little as the location of their contents.
Topher Kessler, CNET
If you want to share a drive but keep some files on it encrypted, you can easily do so with a couple of approaches in OS X.
Steven Sande, TUAW
Ilene Hoffman, TUAW
Drive Genius offers repair and maintenance utilities you can use to make sure your hard drive runs at maximum efficiency.
John Gruber, Daring Fireball
The truth is that focusing on market share as the primary metric is the only way to paint the iPhone as anything other than a roaring success.
Bianca Bosker, The Huffington Post
Inseparable from her iPhone, but apt to tire of the sites she uses it to access, Casey at once personifies why much of the technology world has become obsessed with capturing the attention of people her age, and why those efforts risk turning into expensive debacles. That teens' friendships and relationships will play out online is certain. But which site will host that social intrigue is constantly up for grabs.
Fri, May 24, 2013
Stephanie Mlot, PC Magazine
Topher Kessler, CNET
This device is essentially a rack tray for Apple's Mac Mini, but in addition to a built-in power supply and pass-through connections for the Mac's built-in inputs, it offers PCI Express expansion through a Thunderbolt connection to the Mac Mini.
Topher Kessler, CNET
With the discovery of malware signed with a valid Apple ID, here are some steps you can take to help prevent the remote chance of any such programs infecting your computer.
Claire Cain Miller, New York Times
Rene Ritchie, iMore
It's not caricatures feuding at a wedding, or acting stupidly at a pool party, or rushing to do something or be somewhere they won't even remember a week later. It's people living their lives, and those lives made better in small, constant ways by Apple.
Horace Dediu, Asymco
Next week at AllThingsD’s D11 conference in LA, Apple CEO Tim Cook will be interviewed by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. Here are some questions I’m hoping they will ask.
Ted Landau, Macworld
Roman Loyola, Macworld
Eye-Friendly's keyboard shortcuts and multiple-display support make it a nice resolution switcher for the Retina MacBook.
'Running With Friends' Review - Zynga's Late To The Party, But Their Latest Social Game Is At Least Satisfying
James Isabel, Touch Arcade
Duncan Evans, Macworld UK
With the latest version, developer Flying Meat has pulled out all the stops, adding non-destructive filter effects and speeding the app up considerably. There’s also been a re-jigging of the layer and brush controls so things work a little differently from the previous version.
Quentin Fottrell, MarketWatch
“Apple controls everything from the manufacturing to the gear for the iPhone 5,” says Jeff Haynes, editor at deal site TechBargains.com. As the iPhone 5 is larger than the 4, the cost for replacement parts rises, he says. “Apple is trying to get people to sign up for Apple Care for $99 and to rely on their services at the Apple store,” he says, “If you don’t, that cracked screen could cost you at least $230.”
Dan Seifert, The Verge
The new feature combines in-app and email-based reminders, quick note-based to-do lists, and the ability to pin notes to the top of your list so that your to-dos are readily visible.
Steven Sande, TUAW
Mel Martin, TUAW
Lucian Constantin, IDG News Service
Security researchers have identified multiple samples of the recently discovered “KitM” spyware for Mac OS X, including one dating back to December 2012 and targeting German-speaking users.
Michael E. Cohen, TidBITS
Jeff Carlson, TidBITS
The answer to making it work lies outside Dropbox’s options. Specifically, I needed Mac OS X to trick Dropbox into thinking it was still copying files to its Camera Uploads folder, even if the folder is located on another disk.
Thu, May 23, 2013
Chris Welch, The Verge
Jordan Merrick, Mactuts+
Dennis Sellers, Apple Daily Report
ArcSoft’s new Photo + is like iPhoto on steroids. They both handle most of the same tasks, but the new app is a bit beefier and faster.
Alex Wilhelm, The Next Web
Dan Moren, TechHive
These days, Microsoft gadgets and Apple gadgets can co-exist happily in the same household—and the companies know that. Hence Microsoft’s free Xbox SmartGlass app for iOS, which lets you interact and control the Xbox 360 game console on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Christopher Breen, Macworld
More Info offers a slicker view that puts your Mac’s most important information front and center.
John Paczkowski, All Things D
Foxconn operates plants in Texas and has long handled a lot of Apple’s hardware production and assembly. Recently, the company said it was expanding its existing manufacturing operations in the U.S. to meet the needs of certain unnamed customers. Not definitive proof that Foxconn will manufacture Apple’s Made-in-USA Mac, but certainly a clear indication that it might.
David Sparks, MacSparky
Kelly Hodgkins, TUAW
Jefrey L. Wilson, PC Magazine
The Word-alternative may not pack the full feature set found in Microsoft's app, but those with basic/semi-advanced (and frugal) needs will find a lot to like.
Mike Schramm, TUAW
The new update adds a redesigned interface, which lets you tap an album to see lyrics, artist info, or other notes. You can also publish information directly to Facebook and share recommendations with your friends.
Toby Wellington, Macgasm
Federico Viticci, MacStories
Zachary M. Seward, Quartz
Marco Tabini, Macworld
If you happen to be a user of the Omni Group’s apps, like OmniGraffle and OmniFocus, you’ll be happy to know that the company is releasing its own sync solution—aptly dubbed OmniPresence—on Wednesday, bringing yet one more option into the fray.