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Wallpaper Weekends: Paint Splatters – Bonus: Mac Wallpaper

Posted on 09/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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This weekend, our friends over at SUAPP offered to share a set of their beautiful wallpapers with MacTrast readers. Hassan Hareth, the proprietor of the site, reports on tech-related news, and also shares his self-created wallpapers on the site.

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New Apple Patent Application Describes ‘Siri for Mac’

Posted on 07/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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It has long been expected that Siri, Apple’s iOS-based virtual personal assistant, would eventually make it over to the Mac. However, we have yet to see her make a debut on the OS X platform. Now, a new patent application from Apple describes an intelligent assistant that would make Siri on the Mac a reality.

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Popular Music Identification App Shazam Comes to The Mac

Posted on 31/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Popular music identification app Shazam has finally made it to the Mac. The app sits quietly in your menu bar, listening for music it can identify. When it recognizes a piece of music, it alerts you with a notification, informing you as to the name of the song and the artist performing it.

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Popcorn Time’s Torrents Streamer to Get AirPlay Support

Posted on 29/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Popcorn Time, the somewhat questionable service that allows you to stream movie torrents just like they were Netflix content, is adding another great feature to their Mac and PC clients. The service will soon add AirPlay ability to both clients, allowing viewing of the torrents on your Apple TV.

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MacTrast Deals – Flip PDF For Mac: Create Eye-Catching Digital Media Publications

Posted on 29/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Sure, PDF has had its day, and it’s been a good run. But today you need more than just a static PDF file to grab readers’ attention. Enter Flip PDF for Mac, a powerful flip book creator that allows users to quickly and easily convert ordinary PDF files into mobile friendly, eye-catching digital media with engaging page-flipping effects.

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