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iPhone 6 Rumours

New iPhone rumours abound. It seems pretty likely that bigger screens are coming in response to customer demand.I prefer one that fits in my pocket, but women generally carry a handbag anyway so I assume that carrying size isn’t as much of a factor as screen size for the girls? Whatever happens we can be pretty sure that increased screen …

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iWatch Coming in October?

Looks like the iWatch is coming in October. I don’t see a place for it in my lexicon of Apple products, but many joggers and sports people think otherwise.   With a company as big as Apple it needs to be a big enough product to make it worth them doing the work not only to bring it to market, …

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Jonny Ive: Design at Apple. NYT Article

As a follow up to the Tim Cook article in the New York Times, here is their one with Jonny Ive, Apple’s primary designer, published around the same time.   Apple has always been a company that is about design as much as anything else. This is part of what makes it stand out from the other tech companies who …

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Tim Cook: Making Apple His Own. NYT Article

Tim Cook on ‘his’ Apple. A rare interview with the New York Times.    Although he has been criticised since succeeding Steve Jobs as the head of Apple, it was always going to be a hard act to follow: Steve Jobs, Genius! How do you please everyone after the revolutions that Jobs implemented?   As the article suggests, the magical …

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Satellite App Takes Us Into the Spy Age

Crikey, now you can buy your own high res images of anywhere on earth from an app! It also notifies you if a satellite is taking a pic of you…. This seems to be a little bit of the spy vs spy world in our pockets. If we can easily have up to date images of anywhere and buy and …

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Tips for Wooing Siri

Here’s a few tips to get Siri going. I’ve not had much luck with the lady myself so far, but maybe need to spend some time wooing her. http://www.cnet.com/how-to/siri-tips-and-tricks-that-dont-require-ios-8/  

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More iOS8 Features

Yay! Back to full-screen photos when calls are coming in with people in your Contacts who have a pic added.Why did they change it anyway? And why are these geeks who program our stuff always changing things for the sake of it anyway…   http://www.tuaw.com/2014/06/06/ios-8-returns-a-wonderful-feature-to-the-iphone/     Privacy concerns will be helped by this one. It should have been done …

Mr Mac Update May 14

Hello There Macintosh User! If you are getting this email you have sometime been a client of mine — Thank you for your past custom! Like the Mr Mac Facebook page for regular updates: https://www.facebook.com/mrmacbyronbay I am now able to accept payment via VISA or MasterCard Credit Cards, with no surcharge   1.Goodbye Sagaro and Lightforce: Unexpectedly, on Monday 5th …

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iOS 8 and Yosemite OSX 10.10

Apple has previewed iOS8 and OSX 10.10 – called Yosemite – at the World Wide Developer Conference. They will be released in a few months, for free of course.   Among the many new features – always new features! – are some extremely useful ways to make our computing life easier. We will now be able to share data from …