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MacTrast Deals: Doxie Go: Flawlessly Scan Documents Anywhere

Posted on 19/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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You have a pile of paper on your desk so high that you can barely read these words on your monitor. Wouldn’t it be great if you could scan everything in that pile – from bills and receipts to reports, drawings, recipes, notes, business cards, photos, and everything else – no matter where you are, with no computer required.

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Apple to Bundle Beats Music With iOS in 2015

Posted on 19/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple is planning to bundle the Beats Music app as a part of iOS early next year, reports the Financial Times. The company acquired the Beats Music service earlier this year as a part of its acquisition of Beats Electronics.

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New App Connects Fitbit Devices to Apple’s iOS 8 Health App

Posted on 19/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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If you’re a Fitbit user who’s frustrated that they haven’t introduced Apple Health app compatibility, you’ll likely be very interested in Sync Solver, a new $0.99 app that just hit the App Store. The app automatically exports Fitbit data such as steps, weight, and sleep into the Health app.

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Apple Revamps Online Store ‘Front Window’ Ahead of Black Friday

Posted on 19/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Just ahead of the huge Black Friday shopping day, Apple has revamped the front page of its online store. The redesign gives the recently updated iPads top billing, however the Apple TV and Beats by Dre also also get some prime page real estate.

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Google Chrome for Mac Finally Boasts 64-Bit Support

Posted on 19/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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It was last August when Google introduced a beta build of 64-bit Chrome for Mac to the world. After several months of testing, the company is ready to introduce a stable 64-bit version – Google Chrome 39 – to the public.

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Apple Makes Apple Watch WatchKit Software Tools Available to Developers

Posted on 18/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has made the long-awaited WatchKit software tools available to developers who wish to begin developing apps for their upcoming Apple Watch. With the release of the toolkit, developers can begin developing WatchKit apps before Apple Watch becomes available.

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Apple Exec Eddy Cue Takes TV News Crew Shopping With Apple Pay

Posted on 18/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple executive Eddy Cue took Los Angeles news station KTLA out for a little holiday shopping using Apple Pay. Cue, who was in charge of the team that developed Apple’s new mobile payments solution, took KTLA tech reporter Rich DeMuro on a shopping trip that included Panera Bread, Bloomingdale’s and the Disney Store.

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Apple to Allow MFi Accessory Makers to Include Lightning Ports

Posted on 18/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple will begin allowing accessory manufacturers to include Lightning ports in their MFi accessories. While the Lightning port has been in use in Apple’s devices since the iPhone 5, third-party accessory makers have not as yet been allowed to include the port in their products.

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OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update Doesn’t Remedy Wi-Fi Issues For Some Users

Posted on 18/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple released the OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update on Monday, which listed as a fix, “Improves Wi-Fi reliability.” However, Computerworld reports a number of users on Apple’s support forums are claiming they still have issues following the update, with some reporting an inability to connect at all, and others saying their Wi-Fi speeds are achingly slow.

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