Edinburgh’s Princes Street Apple Store set to open next month

by Kenny Hemphill on 10 July 2014 in News

Apple’s newest UK retail store, on Edinburgh’s Princes Street is set to open next month, after a white construction barricade with an Apple logo on it was erected on the site this morning, according to the Edinburgh Evening News. It was the first confirmation of an Apple Store in that location, opposite the iconic Balmoral [...]

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Apple adds two former Nike Fuelband execs to iWatch team

by Kenny Hemphill on 9 July 2014 in News

Apple’s wearable computing group expanded further last month when it recruited two former members of Nike’s now-disbanded Digital Sport team, according to the two executives’ updated LinkedIN profiles. The two, Ryan Bailey and John Gale worked on hardware and software respectively at Nike and have now taken up similar positions at Apple. According to 9to5 [...]

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Video shows next iPhone screen put to the knife

by Kenny Hemphill on 8 July 2014 in News

While we still know almost nothing about Apple’s entry into the wearable device arena, and most of its new products for 2014 remain a mystery, rumours from suppliers for the next iPhone have been coming thick and fast. The latest is that the new iPhone, expected to come with 4.7in and 5.5in screens will have [...]

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Latest Issue: August 2014

by Kenny Hemphill on 7 July 2014 in New issue
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We may still be waiting for those thrilling new hardware announcements, but there was plenty at Apple’s Worldwide Developers’ conference to get excited about. Previews of OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 hinted at a more open Apple, at least as far as developers are concerned. Add to that the acquisition of Beats and with it, Dr Dre and it seems Tim Cook is shaping a new Apple.

In the new, August 2014 issue of MacUser, we’ve got detailed coverage of those announcements, along with previews of, and developer reaction to, Yosemite and iOS 8.

We’ve also got details of Apple’s new lower-cost iMac and MacBook Air, a preview of the new Adobe Creative Cloud apps, and the inside story of how The Guardian’s new iPad app was made.

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Search outage brings bad week for Google to ignominious end

by Kenny Hemphill on 4 July 2014 in News

Google suffered a rare outage this morning, when some search results returned errors messages, according to The Guardian, which reported: The website went offline with a “500” error at 10.30am on Friday morning, affecting computer browsers. The mobile Google website, accessed via smartphones and tablets, were unaffected, as were the Google mobile search apps and [...]

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One in five websites blocked by UK ISP and mobile network filters

by Kenny Hemphill on 2 July 2014 in News

Web filters implemented by the UK’s biggest ISPs and mobile operators block nearly one in five websites, according to the Open Rights Group. The ORG cited results from a study carried out as part of its Blocked project and said that after testing over 100,000 sites, it found that 19,000 were blocked by the filters [...]

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