Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Restore 'Save as' Functionality to Mountain Lion

If you've recently made the move to Mountain Lion and you're missing the 'Save as' feature, this article is for you.  It shows you had to get the feature back.

Restore 'Save as' Functionality in Mountain Lion

Hulu Plus Now on AppleTV

This is good news!  Hulu Plus is now on AppleTV.  This gives you another option for watching online content.  The only drawback is that you must subscribe and pay $7.99 a month.  It's not a lot, probably about what some people already pay for Netflix.  The main thing to be careful of is not letting your subscriptions add up.  You have to keep track of how much you are spending on subscriptions because that's money that automatically gets pulled from your account(s).  Overall, this is a good addition to AppleTV.  Do you agree?

Hulu Plus on AppleTV

iPhoto for IOS Tips

Here are some tips for iPhoto on IOS.  For users of iPhoto on IOS, let me know what you think about it.

iPhoto on IOS Tips

Monday, July 30, 2012

Mountain Lion Review and Tips

Below are articles for a Mountain Lion review, Mountain Lion installation, and a few tips.

Mountain Lion Review

Installing Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion Tips

OSX Mountain Lion Download Numbers Released

The numbers are out for how many times Mountain Lion was downloaded over 4 days.  Check them out below.

Mountain Lion Downloads

Apple Press Release

Mountain Tweaks

Mountain Tweaks is free (donations welcome) software that allows users to easily customize Mountain Lion.  It's definitely worth a look.

Mountain Tweaks

More iPhone 5 and iPad Rumors

Below are the latest rumors about the release of the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini.  There is also a video of what may be the iPhone 5.

More Rumors 1

More Rumors 2

Video of Possible iPhone Enclosure

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Could This Be The New iPhone?

This article is reporting photos of the new iPhone.  Read through the article and examine the pictures.  Then tell me what you think.  Could this be the future iPhone?  Do you like it?  Why or why not?

New iPhone?

Saturday, July 28, 2012

More Info on AirPlay Mirroring

This article provides more insight over which Macs will be able to support AirPlay Mirroring.  It also provides an alternate option for a feature similar to AirPlay Mirroring for older Macs.

AirPlay Mirroring

Friday, July 27, 2012

Who is Using Mountain Lion?

I'm just curious...who is already using Mountain Lion and what do you think of it?  The first article speaks on how much Mountain Lion traffic is currently being seen and then they do the math to determine about how many people are using Mountain Lion.  The next 2 links are for Apple's site so you can read about the new features of Mountain Lion.  I like the ideas of the Notification Center, Messages, Power Nap, Dictation, and of course AirPlay Mirroring.

Mountain Lion Stats

What's New in Mountain Lion

200+ Features in Mountain Lion

Apple Files for a Patent for TV and 5D

This article talks about a new patent for Apple.  This is an interesting read because it could possibly show us a hint of the future of technology and Apple.

Apple's New Patent

WhatsApp Messenger Free!

WhatsApp Messenger is another way to keep in touch with friends and family.  It even works over different platforms.  The good news is that this app is FREE!  I don't know how long the price will stay this way.  Read the article, and if you like WhatsApp, then hurry to iTunes to get the app for free. 

WhatsApp Free

Thursday, July 26, 2012

iPad Tablet Market Share Rises

Apple struggled in some areas with their 3rd quarter earning release but not with iPad sales.  Read on for the details of Apple's tablet market share.

iPad Tablet Market Share

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

OSX Mountain Lion Released and Reviewed

OSX Mountain Lion was released on July 25, 2012.  You can now purchase it from the Mac App Store.  Now that people can get their hands on Mountain Lion, the reviews are also coming out.

Mountain Lion Released

Mountain Lion Reviews

Major Feature in Mountain Lion

With the release of Mountain Lion, users that make the move can enjoy AirPlay Mirroring which shows your computer's display on your television  through your AppleTV.  I probably made it sound more complicated than it actually is.  More details are included in the article.

Mirroring in Mountain Lion

AppleTV Sales for the 3rd Quarter

Here are the latest details on AppleTV sales for the 3rd quarter.  

Apple sold 1.3M Apple TVs last quarter, up 170% year over year

Apple TV Gaming: Party Doodles for iPad and Apple TV

This app could be the first sign of games for AppleTV.  It's not installed on the AppleTV but can be played when using AirPlay.  Read on for more details.

Apple TV gaming: Party Doodles for iPad and Apple TV

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Apple Q3 Results Are Out

Apple's Q3 results are out and causing the stock price to go down.  This is not the best for Apple but could be good for new investors.  You could buy into to Apple at a lower price if you expect future growth.

Apple Q3 Results

Demand for iPhone 5

A survey was done to determine the demand for the iPhone 5.  The information was positive. 

iPhone 5 Demand

AT&T Earnings

AT&T announced its earnings today and also mentioned the percentage of smartphone sales Apple accounted for during the quarter.

AT&T iPhone Sales

iPhone 4S for $99

Radio Shack is having a sale of the iPhone 4S...the caveat is that it is the 16 GB model and it has been refreshed or remanufactured.  Please read the article for more details including a description of the terms.  Then you can determine if this is a viable solution to purchasing an iPhone 4S.  This will give you access to Siri, the mobile assistant as well as other features at a discounted price.

iPhone 4S for $99

iPhone 5 in Sept? Modded iPad and iPad Mini Announcement

The rumors continue...this time there is talk of some updates to the iPad and the introduction of the iPad Mini this year.  This is expected to be after the iPhone 5 is released...possibly in September.  Read on for more details. 

Modded iPad and iPad Mini

iPhone 5 Release

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Remember Sesame Street? App Review

Most of us grew up watching Sesame Street.  Well, Sesame Street is modernizing for the new generation and the digital world.  Below is a review for The Great Cookie Thief app which features the Cookie Monster and is interactive for children. 

Cookie Monster

AT&T iPhone Unlock

Apple N Berry is offering AT&T unlocks.  Unfortunately, it is not free.  Sorry.  Read the article for more details to see if this is a service you would like.

AT&T iPhone Unlock

Saturday, July 21, 2012

SwipSwap App for iPhone and iPad

SwipSwap is an app just released on July 19th that allows iPhone and iPad users to share contact information using WiFi or Bluetooth.  It does other stuff as well.  Check out the article for all the details.


Free Upgrade to Mac OSX Mountain Lion for Some

For some new Mac purchasers, this is good news.  Depending on when you purchased your new Mac, you may be eligible for a free upgrade to Mountain Lion.  Read the article below for more details.

Free Upgrade to Mountain Lion

Mac In App Purchases Now Exploited

After exploiting Apple's App Store In App Purchases, the hacker has now focused his attention on the Mac App Store In App Purchases.

Mac In App Purchases Exploited

Macbook Pro with Retina Ship Time Improves Again

The time it takes to get a Macbook Pro with Retina display by ordering online with Apple has improved once again.  This is good for people that want to get their hands on one.

Macbook Pro with Retina Ship Time

Friday, July 20, 2012

Music to Match Your Mood

There is an app, HABU, designed to play music based on your mood.  That's an interesting concept.  It's not free but it is cheap.  It's made for the iPhone and iPad.  There aren't many reviews about HABU in iTunes yet because it was just released July 19th but the reviews listed are very good so far.

Music for Your Mood

20th Century Fox Films in iTunes in the Cloud

In the past, if you purchased some movies from iTunes, you couldn't see and download them from iTunes in the Cloud.  Apple has been working with the big movie companies to fix this.  Now, 20th Century Fox movies are available in iTunes in the Cloud.   

20th Century Fox in iTunes

ChargeCard for iPhone

Check out the article below and let me know what you think about ChargeCard for iPhone.  Would you find this product useful?  Why or why not?

ChargeCard for iPhone

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Apple's Verizon Smartphone Sales Share Slips

This is an article where you really have to read every word to make sure you understand what they are trying to say.  I had problems just trying to get my title correct for this post.  I hope it makes sense.  This is an important article for some Apple shareholders as they try to understand how Apple sales are doing prior to Apple's quarterly results.  You really can't take a lot away from this article though.  This is just one portion of Apple's sales. 

Apple's Verizon Sale Shares

Apple Expands iTunes Movies in the Cloud

Latest reports say that Apple is pushing iTunes Movies in the Cloud to more countries.  Check out the article below to see if your country is on the list.  This is a great feature to have.

Apple Expands iTunes Movies in the Cloud

Rumor Mill: iPhone 5 4th Qtr Launch?

The rumor mill is still going strong.  Every word is being watched carefully for information about the iPhone 5 release date. 

Verizon Exec iPhone Launch?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Thinner Screen on iPhone 5

***Note:  There are a few posts today so make sure you read them all for the latest information.***

Reports are saying the iPhone 5 will have a smaller screen.  Just joking, it will have a thinner screen.  That's what we want, right?  It is preferred that the screen is thinner, but we still want it to be larger. 

iPhone 5 Screen to be Thinner

Nano-SIMS for new iPhone

There have been rumors of nano-sims for the new iPhone.  Just when you think sim cards can't get any smaller, here comes nano-sims!  European carriers are already stocking up even though we don't know when the iPhone 5 will be released.


Checkmark Reminders App for iPhone

There is a new reminders app for the's called Checkmark.  It sounds pretty easy to use and can set reminders for locations.  It's currently on sale, not free, but a reasonable price.

Checkmark Reminders App

Little Black Book Book for iPhone

Twelve South has introduced its Book Book which will hold your iPhone as well as credit cards and money.  It's kind of an interesting concept.  Take a look at the article and let me know what you think.  Could you benefit from this product?

Little Black Book Book for iPhone

Monday, July 16, 2012

Mountain Lion on the Way

***Note:  There are a few posts today so make sure you look through the other posts as well.***

There are rumors that we will see Mountain Lion this month.  Check out the article.

Mountain Lion Release

Apple Responds to In App Purchase Hack

If you tuned in last week, you know there was an In App Purchase hack that allowed people to purchase content for free.  Apple has responded and so has the hacker.  Article below!

Apple Responds to In App Purchase Hack

iCloud.Com Email Addresses

Do you remember the email addresses?  They are going away because MobileMe went away.  What's next? email addresses.  Check out the article.

iCloud.Com Email Addresses

Xbox and iPad

If you have an Xbox and iPad, this may be something you would enjoy.  The Xbox Live app now works on iPad.  The best thing about it is the!!!

Xbox and iPad

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bluetooth iPad/iPhone Remote

This may come in handy for people who want to control their i-devices with a remote.  The article shows some ways the remote can be useful.

Bluetooth iPad/iPhone Remote

AppleTV 3 Jailbreak

Sorry, the AppleTV 3 has not been jailbroken yet...but they are still working on it. 

AppleTV 3 Jailbreak Status

Saturday, July 14, 2012

iPhone 5 Rumors

There are 2 articles out with iPhone 5 rumors.  One suggests when the iPhone will be announced and the other talks about when it will be produced.

Rumored iPhone 5 Announcement

iPhone Production

Friday, July 13, 2012

Macbook Pro w/ Retina Ship Time

For those wanting a Macbook Pro with Retina display, the ship time has improved.  Either Apple had low stock at the launch or the demand has been great because the ship time was taking longer.  What do you think about the Macbook Pro with Retina?  Is it worth the cost?

Improve Macbook w/Retina Ship Time

Bypass In-App Purchase

This article refers to a hacker who has made it possible to bypass Apple's In-App purchase providing users with free content.  People like free things and free things are hard to come by.  Beware of things that seem to good to be true.  Though it may work, you have to think.  What does the hacker gain from giving away something free?  And can you trust a hacker?

Bypass In-App Purchase

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tim Cook, Media Conference...Hmmm

Tim Cook is attending a media conference and he has some meetings scheduled for this week.  It looks like he wants to make some media moves, perhaps beginning talks or finalizing talks.  This could be in support of the rumored Apple TV set.  What do you think?  Could it be for another device or devices?

Tim Cook, Media Conference...Hmmm

Macs Supported by Mountain Lion

The article below discusses what Macs will be supported by Mountain Lion.  In my case, my Macbook will be, but my Mac Mini will not.  My Mac Mini is a 2007 model and still going strong.  But now, I need to decide if I will finally upgrade my Mini.  Recently, I was thinking I would just install a SSD to boost my speed.  I'm not sure what I will do.  The job my Mac Mini does could still be done running Lion.  Anyone else in a similar situation will have to decide if its worth buying a new Mac for the benefits of Mountain Lion.  Take a look at the article to find out if you will be impacted.

Macs Supported by Mountain Lion

Could This Be the iPhone 5?

9 to 5 Mac's article is below.  GottaBeMobile claims to have "iPhone 5 engineering samples".   I'm not sure if this is legit and I wonder how companies get their hands on stuff like this if it is true.

Possible iPhone 5 Mold

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

7.85" Vs 7" Tablet

This is an interesting article.  You don't really think about the difference .85" can make.  This iPad article explains the difference between the rumored iPad Mini with a 7.85" screen and a 7" tablet.  Read on.

Not a 7" Tablet

Monday, July 9, 2012

More iPad Mini News

Everyone seems to be focusing on the iPad mini and reporting more details on it.  This article talks about what the price could be and how it will affect competing devices.  What do you think?  If the price is correct, would you buy this device?

More iPad Mini News

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Rumored Smaller iPad Production in September

Rumors are constant about Apple and its products.  The rumor mill is consistently talking about a smaller iPad so there may be some truth behind it.  The latest rumor speaks of production kicking off in September.  If this is true, many people may be getting these devices for Christmas.

Smaller iPad Production

Saturday, July 7, 2012

iPhone 5 Concept

There are many concept photos for the iPhone 5.  The latest concept is interesting.  I don't think it will happen but I like the creativity and the futuristic look.  Check out the article to see the concept photo.

iPhone 5 Concept

Let's Talk About...Plex

There are a few things in life that I really like and support.  Of course, Apple is one.  Another is Plex!  I've enjoyed and watched the growth of Plex since it was OSXBMC.  It was one of the reasons that I purchased my first Mac, a Mac Mini...about the size of 4 CD cases stacked on top of each other.  Guess what?  I still have that Mac Mini and it is still going strong...and it still has Plex on it.  Okay, just a little about Plex...back when FrontRow was common on Macs, users (including myself) wanted a better media center experience.  Plex was created...ok, at first it was OSXBMC...there were some creative went separate ways...Plex was created.  Plex provided a great media center experience then and continues to grow.  I can't cover all the features; there are just too many.  For now, I would say check out the website below and see if this is something you would like.  Later, I will highlight some of the features.

Here is the link to can download the server and client software for your computer(s) here.  You can also join MyPlex.  There are a bunch of tutorials on this website to get you started and take you places you may not have imagined.  Just look under Help.


Friday, July 6, 2012

Corrupted Apps

If you've downloaded apps recently and could not use the app because it was corrupted, this article is for you.  The issue should be fixed now but if you want to know the details, check out the article below.

Corrupted Apps

Thursday, July 5, 2012

3D Without Glasses

This article talks about a company focused on revolutionizing our 3D TV watching experience.  Do you like 3D?  Do you hate wearing the glasses?  Then this company may have the solution for you.  How does this pertain to Apple?  This could also affect the content offered on AppleTV.  Enjoy the article for more specifics.

3D Content Without Glasses

iPhone, iPad, Game Console?

The future is a throwback?  This article looks at a new start-up.  It's an interesting concept to turn your IOS device into a game console.  I'm sure some people will enjoy the throwback design similar to the first Nintendo.  What do you think?  If you like the concept, you have the chance to help the company with their dream.

From iPhone to Game Console

Russian Spam App Removed from App Store

This article examines an area that most people are concerned or should be concerned about.  We expect companies to protect our data as we increasingly rely on electronic devices.  This wasn't only an Apple issue but I think we should still be aware.  Most people have probably never heard of this app.  Prevention is preferred but a quick response is a decent backup solution. 

Apple Removes Russian Spam App from App Store

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Smaller iPad Rumor

There are always rumors swirling around Apple and its products.  The latest rumor is that Apple will release a smaller iPad.  Lots of people are content with the current iPad while some users would prefer a smaller iPad for the hope that it may bring more portability and a smaller price tag as well.  Take a peak at the articles below and tell me your thoughts on the matter.  Would you like a smaller iPad?  Why or why not?

Smaller iPad

Smaller iPad in October?

Monday, July 2, 2012

iCloud Beta

Apple is expanding the capabilities of iCloud and the beta version includes the web versions of Notes and Reminders.  Tune in to the link below and get the latest update.

iCloud Beta

Apple's Earnings

Apple has set a date to release it's 3rd quarter earnings.  If you own stock in Apple or are just interested in how the company is doing during these trying financial times, you want to look at the link below and tune in for the results.

Apple's Earnings Date

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Apple Vs Samsung with Patents

The article below discusses the latest information on the patent battle between Apple and Samsung.  From what I have read in the past, Steve Jobs was serious about protecting Apple's creativity and not just allowing other companies to copy them.  Are the patent battles good for Apple or possibly a distraction?  I don't know the answer to that question.  Only time will tell.

Apple Samsung Patent War

Mac OSX Browser Tips

Here are some browser tips that may make your browsing experience better.  "Knowledge is power!" (Sir Francis Bacon)

Browser Tips