DocumentSnap’s Paperless Security Guide

12:06 PM, Sep. 4th, 2015 · · Product News

DocumentSnap's Brooks Duncan has released the Paperless Security Guide, a nice ebook that walks through how to keep your data safe as you move towards paperless-ness. Kelly has a look at the guide, as well as a discount on your own copy.

Retailer Screws Up, Shows Off HomeKit Compatible Hue Bridge Early

5:05 PM, Sep. 3rd, 2015 · · Product News

Philips Hue HomeKit compatible Bridge coming soon and it'll cost about $60

When Philips said its Hue smart lightbulb line would be HomeKit compatible the assumption was that we'd need some piece of new hardware to make that happen, and now we have confirmation thanks to a light retailer in the Netherlands who added the new Hue Bridge to its online store prematurely. The bad news is the HomeKit compatible Hue Bridge will cost about US$60, but the good news is you won't have to replace any of your bulbs.

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Spending extra cash to make your Hue lights HomeKit compatible does kind of suck, but it isn't like you have to replace all of your bulbs, too. So at least there's that.

Apple Adds Alchemy Synthesizer Support to Logic Pro X

4:15 PM, Aug. 25th, 2015 · · Product News

Logic Pro X gets a serious update with Alchemy support

Apple released Logic Pro X 10.2 on Tuesday with several new features, most notably support for Alchemy—a synthesizer plug-in with several sound generators. Logic Pro is Apple's professional audio editing application for the Mac.

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That's a seriously big update for Logic Pro.

Parallels Releases Desktop 11 for Mac with El Capitan & Windows 10 Support

3:15 PM, Aug. 19th, 2015 · · Product News

Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac released

On August 19, Parallels released Desktop 11 for Mac. It fully supports Windows 10, including Cortana access in OS X, and is ready for OS X El Capitan. One focus of this release, as always, is performance increases. Additional focuses are 1) Even better integration between OS X and Windows for a more seamless experience, 2) Travel mode, and 3) a new Pro version with special features for developers, power users and IT professionals.

Google’s OnHub is the Wi-Fi Router Apple Should’ve Designed

5:11 PM, Aug. 18th, 2015 · · Product News

Google's OnHub handles your Wi-Fi network and smart home

Google wants to be your home network's one-stop-shop with its just announced OnHub. The OnHub bundles together a Wi-Fi router, smart home device bridge, Bluetooth Smart Ready, and a network management system in a cylinder packed with antennas and enough smarts to help keep your network in top shape—and it sounds like a really great idea that Apple should've already jumped on.

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Hey Apple, it looks like Google is blowing the AirPort Extreme out of the water with its OnHub. What are you going to do about it?

Apple Music Adds Beats 1 Schedule in iTunes 12.2.2

5:13 PM, Aug. 13th, 2015 · · Product News

iTunes 12.2.2 Screenshot

Apple released iTunes 12.2.2 on Thursday. Like iOS 8.4.1, this update focuses almost exclusively on Apple Music, and the top new feature is the ability to view a schedule in Beats 1 radio, as shown in the screenshot in the full story.

iOS 8.4.1 Released with Focus on Apple Music Improvements

2:52 PM, Aug. 13th, 2015 · · Product News

iOS 8 Icon

Apple released iOS 8.4.1 Thursday, an update with a major focus on Apple Music. The patch notes list fixes for iCloud Music Library, interface issues, playlist improvements, artwork fixes, improvements to Connect, and a fix for tapping Love when listening to Beats 1.

Firefox Exploit Found in Wild, Mozilla Releases Patch

4:54 PM, Aug. 11th, 2015 · · Product News


Mozilla announced on Tuesday that a Firefox exploit has been discovered in the wild. The exploit affects Windows, Linux, and Mac users, and Mozilla has issued a patch. If you're a Firefox user, TMO recommends you update immediately.