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Google Maps Out as Apple Maps Powers Find My iPhone Beta on The Web

Posted on 08/07/2014 by Chris Hauk


Google Maps are out, and Apple Maps are in for the latest beta preview of the web-based Find My iPhone app. Users of Apple’s iCloud beta site will now see the location of their Apple devices and computers on Apple’s own mapping solution, although the Google version is still powering the public edition.


South Korean FTC Orders Apple to Revise App Store ‘No-Refund’ Policy

Posted on 07/07/2014 by Chris Hauk


The South Korean Fair Trade Commission on Sunday said that it had ordered both Apple and Google to revise unfair provisions, including their no-refund policy for purchases in their app stores. This marks the first time the antitrust watchdog group has moved against international app store operators.


MacTrast Deals: The Walking Dead: The Game & 400 Days DLC (Mac + PC)

Posted on 04/07/2014 by Chris Hauk


Nothing says “Happy Independence Day” like killing zombies. (Well excepting the movie “Independence Day”, but work with me here…) Our deal today includes The Walking Dead Game, plus the “400 Days” Downloadable Content pack! And it works on either the Mac or a PC.


Facebook Messenger Gets an Update – True iPad Support, Sticker Packs, More

Posted on 03/07/2014 by Chris Hauk


Facebook has updated its Messenger app for iOS, adding a full iPad version to the mix. The iPad version takes advantage of the tablet’s larger display, and includes the same calling features as are found on the iPhone and iPhone touch version. Oh, and those sticker thingies are in there too…


1Password Beta for iOS 8: App Extensions, 3rd Party Touch ID Access

Posted on 01/07/2014 by Chris Hauk


AgileBits recently released an iOS 8 beta version of their popular password manager app, 1Password, that takes advantage of two new features of iOS 8′s new APIs allowing developers to use the iPhone 5s’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner, and Extensions, which allow developers to integrate their own software into share sheets with other apps.


MacTrast Deals: The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trilogy Bundle – $39.99

Posted on 30/06/2014 by Chris Hauk


If you’re a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare fan, but have been waiting for a deal before you buy it for your Mac, then today is your day! Get The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trilogy Bundle, which includes Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, for just $39.99!


Apple Updates Final Cut, Motion and Compressor Pro Apps

Posted on 27/06/2014 by Chris Hauk

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As if to reassure their pro users that they aren’t completely abandoning them, immediately following the news that Apple would no longer be updating their Aperture professional photography software, they released updates for their other “pro” apps.


Apple Adds Zion National Park, Tokyo to Apple Maps Flyover Feature

Posted on 27/06/2014 by Chris Hauk


Apple has added two new locales to the Flyover feature in its iOS and OS X Mavericks Maps app. Tokyo, Japan and Zion National Park in Utah are the new additions. Flyover allows users to take a 3D look at various areas around the globe, zooming in to view buildings and other landmarks.


Apple Ends Development of Aperture and iPhoto – To Be Replaced by New Photos for OS X App

Posted on 27/06/2014 by Chris Hauk


During Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the company introduced a new Photos app for OS X, and the iCloud Photo Library. Now the company has confirmed that it will no longer be dedicating any resources to updating its professional photography application Aperture, nor its consumer level iPhone app, as both will be replaced by Photos for OS X.


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