MacTrast News Digest for February 3, 2014

MacTrast News Digest for February 3, 2014

The Pebble final reaches 2, Apple may be developing a Healthbook app for their smartwatch, the “Sharks” love 360 video, donate to a charity by downloading a free song, and watch as an impostor pranks unsuspecting Apple Store customers. All this, and believe it or not, MORE in the MacTrast News Digest for February 3, 2014.


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We’d like to thank CleanMyMac 2′s developer, MacPaw, for sponsoring the site this week. If you find your Mac getting clogged up with files you no longer need, reclaim that space with CleanMyMac 2!
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Rumor: Apple is Developing “Healthbook” App for iOS 8
Apple is reportedly developing a new app called “Healthbook” to be released alongside iOS 8 that collects information about a users health, which will include fitness statistics from the M7 processor, and possibly from a new wearable product.
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360-Degree Video App Cycloramic Hits Top of App Store Following Shark Tank Appearance
What does it mean for your app if its featured on ABC’s Shark Tank? For app developers Egos Ventures, an appearance on the TV show means your app Cycloramic jumps hundreds of spots to become the top paid app in the store overnight.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits UAE Apple Resellers, Meets With UAE Prime Minister
Apple CEO Tim Cook made a side trip on his way back from Ireland, as he spent some time meeting with UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Sunday. Cook also visited Apple Resellers in the region during his visit.
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Apple Grabs 4th Place in EPA List of Green Powered Tech Companies
The Environmental Protection Agency has released its report on the top 30 U.S. tech and telecom companies that do the best in taking advantage of renewable energy sources. Apple came in fourth in the list.
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Bank of America to Donate $1 to Product (RED) for Every Free iTunes Download of U2′s ‘Invisible’
Even if you’re one of the 12 people on earth who don’t like U2′s music, you need to hit iTunes today, and download their latest single, ‘Invisible.’ It’s free, and for every download made before midnight Monday, Bank of America has pledged to donate one dollar, (up to $2 million), to U2 frontman Bono’s charity, Product (RED).
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Watch Apple’s 30th Anniversary Mac Video – Shot Entirely on the iPhone
While neither hide nor hair was seen of an Apple ad on the Super Bowl, Apple has released a new video which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Mac. The clip is a passing of the torch of sorts, as it was shot entirely on the iPhone.
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Review: Ether Gallery – An Artwork and Sculpture Showcase on Your iOS Device
While I enjoy looking at various forms of art, I don’t have a lot of time or money to spend in museums or art galleries. Ether Gallery has been created to showcase the work of artists and sculptors to users like myself.
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Watch as This Impostor Pranks Apple Store Customers by Posing as Apple Employee (VIDEO)
Watch this collection of short clips as comic Tyler Fisher shows how easy it was for him to slip into Apple Stores and pose as an Apple Store employee, interacting with customers before he’s finally outed.
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States Seeking $280M in Damages, Push for Trebled Damages in E-Book Antitrust Case
Bloomberg reports that state attorneys general that are suing Apple for price fixing of e-books are asking $280 million in damages, and are requesting the damages be trebled, raising the possibility that Apple could face paying $840 million to the states.
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Pebble Opens Their Much Anticipated Smartwatch Appstore – 1K Apps and Watchfaces
“It’s time to explore the Pebble appstore.” With those words, smartwatch maker Pebble has opened its long-anticipated appstore – The very first open platform for sharing apps optimized for wearables.
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Radium for Mac Updated to Version 3.0.6 – Facebook Sharing, AirPlay Fixes, and More
Our friends at CatPig Studios Inc. tell us they’ve updated their already excellent Internet radio player, Radium for Mac, to version 3.0.6. Improvements include a “proper app icon,” (they seem really proud of that one), Facebook sharing, and of course, the ever popular “stability and performance improvements.”
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World Wrestling Entertainment Announces WWE Network to Launch on Apple TV Feb. 24
World Wrestling Entertainment announced on Monday that its budding WWE Network will launch on Apple TV on February 24. The network will also simultaneously launch native apps for the iPad and iPhone.
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