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App Store and iTunes Store Hit With Significant Widespread Outage

Posted on 07/08/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple is currently facing a significant outage of their iTunes Store and App Store, leaving many users unable to make new purchases or update their apps. Interestingly, the App Store itself still remains online on both iOS and OS X, but the ability to purchase or update apps greets users with an error stating that the device cannot connect to the iTunes Store.


Review: Parallels Desktop 8 – The Easiest Way Yet to Run Windows on Your Mac

Posted on 07/08/2013 by Chris Hauk

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As you may know, Parallels Desktop is a favorite around the MacTrast homestead. It allows you to run Windows on your Mac quickly and easily, allowing copy and paste, and drag and drop functionality between the two operating systems. With Parallels Desktop 8, the ease and convenience has been taken up a notch.


Dialogue: Easily Make, Receive, and Record Smartphone Calls From Your Mac!

Posted on 01/08/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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I use an iMac for my daily work, and keep a pair of studio headphones attached for listening to music, participating in conference calls, using Google Voice, and so forth. The trouble is, I also use an iPhone – and with only one pair of headphones between the two devices, that requires a bit of juggling. Fortunately, the clever folks at Zebraa have developed the perfect solution: A brand new Mac all called Dialogue.


Review: BillGuard – A Simple, Useful, and Elegant Credit Card Spending Tracker for iOS

Posted on 31/07/2013 by Jim Gresham

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BillGuard, the top finance app in the App Store, is both beautiful in function and beautiful in design. A clean and simple interface leads the charge, pun intended, for users to easily manage their credit/debit cards and bank accounts. If you are a financial hound about keeping up with each individual transaction, BillGuard provides an intuitive way to help you watch all of your personal expenses. It’s the real deal.


Filemaker Will Discontinue Bento Database Application

Posted on 31/07/2013 by Chris Hauk


Filemaker has announced it will discontinue its Bento database application as of September 30,2013. The company says the use of its FileMaker database app on iOS is growing quickly, and the decision was made to focus on that line of their software.


Review: Sharemate – Quick Dropbox File Sharing for Mac

Posted on 29/07/2013 by Ian Fuchs


Sharemate for Mac takes the extra work out of sharing files through Dropbox. While power users know the tricks to share files without the additional app, the typical user will find Sharemate to be a great tool to smooth out the process.


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