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Pebble Smartwatch Available at Best Buy For Just $99.99

Posted on 29/09/2014 by Chris Hauk

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If you’ve been waiting for a deal on a Pebble smartwatch, Best Buy currently has the best deal we’ve ever seen on a Pebble. The big-box electronics retailer is offering the Pebble for a mere $99.99 – down from $149.99.

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Weekend Funnies: The Internet Has Fun With “Bendgate”

Posted on 28/09/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple took a few jabs from the Internet this week over the “bendability” of the iPhone 6 Plus. Even though Consumer Reports finally weighed in by showing that the new “HUGE!” iPhone was just as durable as competitor’s handsets, that didn’t stop competitors – and even brewers and candy bar makers – from taking a jab or two.

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This Video Shows How The iPhone 4S Performs Running iOS 8.0.2

Posted on 27/09/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Popular wisdom has deemed you might want to think twice before installing iOS 8 on your iPhone 4S. Many, MacTrast included, were concerned that the experience would be less than satisfying. However, a new video shows that if you’re happy with the performance of your 4S running iOS 7.1.2, you just might be happy with iOS 8.0.2 on your device.

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Wallpaper Weekends: The Mountains for iPhone 6

Posted on 27/09/2014 by Jim Gresham

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Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, and/or iPod Touch. Now that 10+ million people are rocking an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, we wanted to give you a wallpaper choice!

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Fitness/Dietary App MyFitnessPal Gets HealthKit Support

Posted on 26/09/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Fitness/Dietary app MyFitnessPal received an update today, adding support for Apple’s Health app and HealthKit on iOS 8. The updated app interfaces with Apple’s Health app to share three types of data: workout data, calorie intake, and weight information.

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MacTrast Deals: Last Chance to Grab The Productive Design Mac Bundle!

Posted on 26/09/2014 by Chris Hauk

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It’s your last chance to grab The Productive Design Mac Bundle – Over $900 Worth Of Tools For Digital Artists for Just $39! There’s just a few days left to buy this great bundle of tools and assets that will take your creative projects to the next level!

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Conan O’Brien Gets Bent With The iPhone 6 Plus

Posted on 26/09/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Conan O’Brien has joined in the fun surrounding the reports of Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus becoming bent while in users pockets. The jab takes the form of a fake Samsung commercial.

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Apple Says Most Users Not Vulnerable to Shellshock – But a Patch is On The Way For Advanced Users

Posted on 26/09/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple on Friday attempted to reassure OS X users who felt they were at risk from a widespread security flaw in the UNIX command interpreter bash – which is a part of Apple’s UNIX-based Mac operating system – telling them that most users aren’t at risk, and a patch will be available soon for advanced users who might actually be exposed to the risks of the vulnerability.

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