The Fall and Rise of the Mac

5:30 PM, Apr. 28th, 2015 · · The Back Page

The Fall and Rise of the Mac

The Mac was eclipsed long ago by iPhone and iPad, but that didn't mean it stopped growing. Today's Mac is bigger than its ever been, a testament to the computer once billed as "for the rest of us." Bryan Chaffin explores the fall and rise of the venerable Mac.

Tune Your Guitar with UltraTuner App for Apple Watch

4:22 PM, Apr. 28th, 2015 · · Cool Stuff Found

A guitar tuner for Apple Watch? Yes, please. I'm sure there will be many that come out, but IK Multimedia is ready to go today with UltraTuner. An extension of the company's UltraTuner line for iPhone and iPad, the Apple Watch version utilizes the built-in microphone on your Apple Watch for all your tuning needs. In addition to your standard tunings for guitar and bass, the app supports a variety of other instruments with a wide array of tuning scales. UltraTuner for Apple Watch is priced at $4.99 and is available now.


Griffin Technology WatchStand for Apple Watch Charging Dock: $26.99

3:57 PM, Apr. 28th, 2015 · · TMO Deals

Griffin WatchStand for Apple Watch Charging Dock: $26.99

We have a deal for you today on the WatchStand Charging Dock for Apple Watch from Griffin Technology. This stand will charge your Apple Watch and hold it at viewable angle. It also is designed to hold your charging cable so its ready to go when you need it, and you can hide any excess cable in the stand itself. You can get WatchStand through our deal for $26.99.

Mac Window Management Made Easier

3:50 PM, Apr. 28th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac's Rants and Raves

Manage windows with Hocus Focus, Optimal Layout, and Spectacle

Bob ?Dr. Mac" LeVitus feels like Mission Control was never meant for a two-display setup like mine -- it never seems to work the way he expects it to on a dual monitor system. So he's always augmented it with one or more third-party apps for managing windows. And since he believes he's more productive when his fingers are on the keyboard, all of the apps support a myriad of keyboard shortcuts...  

USB-C Flash Drive for MacBook to Ship in June From Patriot

2:45 PM, Apr. 28th, 2015 · · Cool Stuff Found

Patriot Memory of Fremont, CA has announced a USB-C Flash drive for Apple's new MacBook (and Chrombook Pixel). It won't ship until June, but right now it looks to be cool because it has a USB-C connector on one end and a standard USB 3 connector on the other. This is clever and will make the drive exceptionally helpful for transferring files from older Macs to a MacBook. It has a metal exterior and will be available in 32 and 64 GB capacities. Pricing has not yet been announced.


6 Handy Apple Watch Apps for Travelers

10:52 AM, Apr. 28th, 2015 · · News

Manage your travels from your wrist with these Apple Watch apps

Road warriors, frequent travelers, vacationers, and just-around-towners all have something in common: They need the right tools to figure out where they're going. TMO put together a list with some of our favorite travel-related apps that offer Apple Watch support so you can get around like a seasoned expert all from your wrist.

My Three Favorite Apple Watch Tips

8:55 AM, Apr. 28th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

Were you one of the lucky few able to snag an Apple Watch over the last few days? Then Melissa Holt's got a few tricks for you on how to use it in this Quick Tip. If you haven't been so lucky, feel free to read this article anyway (while you're refreshing your order status page for the thirtieth time today, of course).

Apple Plans to be Part of Coming Big Media Changes

8:17 PM, Apr. 27th, 2015 · · News

Apple CEO Tim Cook made it clear he wants his company to play a role in the rapidly changing market for entertainment content. He said as much during the company's second quarter earnings conference call on Monday, and called out HBO Now as an example of giving customers what they want.

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Now that Apple TV has a place in our living rooms, Tim Cook wants to make sure that's our go-to choice for TV shows and movies. He says major changes are coming to the market, and that has to have Comcast, Time Warner, and Dish taking notice. The customer loss will be slow, but it'll come unless they figure out how to change with the market instead of resisting what's coming.