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Apple the Leader in Data Centre Renewable Energy

Getting there…slowly. It has been consumer pressure that has caused Apple to be a leader in using renewable energy in it’s data centres.Keep the pressure up guys! They are still a huge company who’s excuse is that they have to be mindful of their shareholder’s profits. But this shows that consumer pressure can have a big influence.   http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/25/apple-new-sapphire-screens-iphone-6-solar-power   …

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The Whole Pantry

People keep coming up with brilliant apps, and they aren’t games!   When Belle Gibson was told she only had a few months to live it spurred to set up a business to help others in a similar situation. She created The Whole Pantry which has been such a success that it has spawned many immitators and now is undergoing a …

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Swift the New Programming Language

A new programming language that could be easier and more fun? Good news for programmers, or people learning to be programmers.   Although this might not affect the majority of us it is a step forward in de-geeking programming as a career path!   We need more programmers as everything moves towards integrated computing systems — with everything connected including …

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DropBox? No Thanks!

If you use DropBox think again. They refuse to encrypt their data and have just appointed Condoleezza Rice to the board. She was part of a US government that is extremely anti personal privacy. Well dodgy person! The alternative seems to be SpiderOak, a similar service to DropBox but in which your data is encrypted on your computer before it …

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Trade-in for iPhones and iPads Comes to Australia

Apple have announced they will begin offering credit on old iPhones and iPads towards the price of a new device in their stores. This has been implemented in the US and now here too. It means you can take an older iPhone and get a trade-in on a new one. So if your contract is up with one of the …

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Sapphire Screen Coming to iPhone 6?

If the iPhone 6 has a sapphire screen as rumoured then this article is relevant. Watch the video in the story for a demo of an iPhone 6 screen getting slapped around, stabbed, battered and bent with no effect on the material at all!This is good news for iPhone users because our screens look like they will become very strong. Not …

Mr Mac Update June 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. Camera Lock: I’ve noticed a few people …

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Siri Will Improve Soon

No, Apple isn’t always leading the pack. In voice recognition they have played catch-up for a long time to Google and Microsoft. Even though Siri was a step forward in using voice recognition in a friendly way, the other companies caught on and moved ahead.This article explains why and says it’s about to change. Once Apple are up with the others …