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Apple Planning Serious MobileMe Refresh In April?

Posted on 21/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

It appears that Apple is set to announce a new, free version of their popular MobileMe service next month, according to a trusted source for iLounge. In addition, it’s possible that iOS 5 will be announced at the same meeting.

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Giveaway: 3 Days, 3 Prizes (Update: Winners!)

Posted on 21/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Have a rough weekend? Would winning a cool prize help? Look no further! We at MacTrast have negotiated a significant giveaway for our loyal readers. Read on for the details on what we have for you and how you can win it.

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Q&A With Vero Pepperell From Alfred

Posted on 16/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

We recently had the opportunity to ask Vero Pepperell, the community representative for Alfred, a few questions about the company and their plans and ideas. For those of you that don’t know, Alfred is a groundbreaking productivity app for the Mac OS X platform.

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How To Protect Physical Data From Bears (And Other Evils) During Transport

Posted on 16/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Ars Technica offers some clever (and surprisingly practical) advice on how to securely and safely transport data from place to place via Sneakernet (physical transport). The article and it’s accompanying video covers data encryption, biometrics, various forms of validation, and so forth.

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New AppSumo Bundle: $50 for Over $6500 in Apps and Content

Posted on 16/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

AppSumo, famous for it’s frequent bundle deals, has a new deal up which we think is a fantastic deal. It’s called the Lean Startup Bundle, and includes thousands of dollars worth of tools to help start-ups build their base, and…

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Conan Plays Real Life Angry Birds – Attacks Swedish Furniture

Posted on 15/03/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Conan O’Brien reenacted a battle scene of biblical proportions when he catapulted life size Angry Birds at evil green pigs. Swedish based furniture company IKEA felt the full brunt of the game as it is their furniture that was destroyed during this sketch

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Apple Accepting Donations For Red Cross Japan Via iTunes

Posted on 14/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Are you looking for a way to help out with the recent tragedies in Japan without having to take too many extra steps? Apple’s making it easier for their customers by allowing you to make donations quickly and easily through iTunes.

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XCode 4 Now Available, $5 On The Mac App Store For Non-Developers.

Posted on 10/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple has finally unveiled the final version of their new xCode development suite used for developing Mac, iPhone, iPod, and iPad applications. The release is free to developers who have paid their $99. As for the rest of us, $5 on the app store will get you a download.

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Apple Releases iOS 4.3: Download Links And Feature Explanation

Posted on 09/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple has today released another update to it’s iOS platform: iOS 4.3. The 4.3 update includes a number of features and enhancements, such as an enhanced JavaScript engine, Personal Hotspot for AT&T users, enhanced AirPlay functionality, iTunes Home Sharing, choice of how to use your lock switch on an iPad, and message alerts.

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Steve Jobs(ish) Rocks Out, Writes A Song About iPad 2

Posted on 09/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Steve Jobs got groovy with it and wrote tribute songs for all of Apple’s new releases? The folks at iTuned Steve Jobs have worked at resolving your curiosity. Their latest video features a jib-jab style Steve Jobs mixing it up with bits from the iPad 2 keynote!

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Adobe Releases Flash Player 10.3 Beta, Includes Preference Panel

Posted on 09/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

If you’re one of the ever-narrowing population of people that haven’t yet given up on Adobe’s Flash technology, you may be interested to know that Adobe has released a new beta of Flash Player 10.3. The new beta brings a Mac preference pane that allows you to easily change Flash player’s settings.

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Apple To Expand Personalized Setup, Remove Some Items From Retail Stores

Posted on 08/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple is apparently gearing up to make a few changes in their retail stores. According to a report from The Loop, Apple may be planning to remove certain hardware and software products (some peripherals and games) in order to better accommodate personalized setup for purchasers of new Macs and other Apple hardware.

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Adobe Releases Flash to HTML5 Encoder

Posted on 08/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to recent reports, it appears that despite some bad feelings with Apple on the subject of Flash, Adobe has now finally unleashed a utility that can convert content directly from Adobe Flash to HTML5. This is reportedly being done in an effort to make more content available to iOS users

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