posted on 16 Jun 2016, 02:51 2 1. Ahovking (Posts: 711; Member since: 03 Feb 2015) Can these OEM STOP copying each other and start coming up with original ideas.. posted on 16 Jun 2016, 02:55 9 4. NoToFanboys (Posts: 3170; Member since: 03 Oct 2015) True, everyone copies nowadays, and when somebody makes something new, people hastily shout "GIMMICK!" posted on 16 Jun 2016, 04:50 1 12. legiloca (Posts: 1519; Member since: 11 Nov 2014) and yet slowly copy that gimmick a year later or two.. congratulations it's a paradox! posted on 16 Jun 2016, 02:55 4 3. Kumar123 (unregistered) They have to copy every move Apple made otherwise they will lose their identity as the company which build their entire smartphone business by shamelessly copying iPhone's design and software. posted on 16 Jun 2016, 03:19 19 5. submar (Posts: 708; Member since: 19 Sep 2014) Yes, Apple created everything in your world and don't copy others, smart one. posted on 16 Jun … [Read more...] about Comments for : ‘Captured on Galaxy S7’ is Samsung’s answer to the ‘Shot on iPhone’ campaign
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Macworld reader Sherry wants Apple to leave her alone. She’s disabled Siri and doesn’t use iCloud Photo Library. But she finds Apple seems to be paying attention in ways she doesn’t like. She writes: I was distressed to see an item tentatively added to my calendar after texting about it with a friend. Also I have recently been presented with “memories” from Apple of photos and where they were taken. Although I have nothing to hide, I don’t want this kind of intrusion on my privacy. Also, is there a way to wirelessly sync my iPhone and iPad photos to my Mac without using the iCloud library? I have a few answers for her. On calendar items: iOS and macOS variously recognize calendar events, locations, phone numbers, and other sorts of data in Messages, Safari, Mail, and other apps. This even happens if you text someone, “Should we meet Friday night?” The “Friday night” will be lightly underlined in Messages in both iOS and … [Read more...] about Find your Apple devices to be intrusive? Here’s how to turn it down on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad
iCloud Photo Library, when it fits your needs, is a great way to avoid having to manage where your images and videos wind up. You capture video on your iPhone or drag an image into Photos in macOS, and it just syncs everywhere while making a central copy at iCloud. While I hear regularly from people having difficulty with aspects of it, it's a way to reduce the stress about how much storage you have on any given device, especially iOS devices. (And, yes, once again: if you delete an image on one device that's linked to iCloud Photo Library, it deletes it everywhere. Apple's warning when you try to delete is real.) However, there's one configuration I can't advise, and Macworld reader Eric writes in with a question that prompts a discussion. He's wondering if he could rely on iCloud to be his "main backup of images." The short answer is no, but it's not about distrust in Apple's technical abilities. Rather, about the frailty of all material things, and the risk of putting all one's … [Read more...] about Why you should not rely on iCloud Photo Library as your only media backup
Microsoft's recent "Laptop Hunters" ad campaign is centered on the idea that Macs are more expensive than PCs and that the cost of core business and productivity tools for the Mac add to that expense. While the premium cost of Apple's hardware will always be part of the Mac vs. PC debate, the truth is that you can get a lot of work done on a Mac without spending a lot for software -- or, indeed, anything at all.Free Downloads to Boost Your Productivity 5 Free Apps That Make Project Management Easier Slideshow: 9 Management Apps That Won't Bust Your Budget In this guide, I'll look at 10 free and donationware tools that you can use to accomplish virtually any common office or personal productivity task.Word processing and office suitesWorking with word processing documents, spreadsheets and presentations has long been a primary use of computers. Mac users have a range of paid options for creating and editing such documents, headed by Microsoft Office for Mac ($149 to $399, … [Read more...] about 10 Free Tools for Getting Work Done on Your Mac
It wasn't exactly simple, but I made a decent-quality digital copy of a song I streamed on iTunes Radio using a Google Nexus 7 tablet and a new Android app. Honestly, I'm not sure it was legal to do so.I performed this feat using the doubleTwist AirPlay Recorder app. The app is from the developers of doubleTwist Music Player, another app that lets you sync your iTunes music library with your Android device. (I reviewed doubleTwist Player in March 2012 and liked it, though I did find some downsides.)The goal of doubleTwist AirPlay Recorder is straightforward: "Record iTunes audio and radio to your phone or tablet!" In other words, you can copy a song you like from iTunes Radio to your Android tablet, where you can play it whenever you like it.(Image: DoubleTwist)I was also able to transfer the iTunes Radio track I captured to my Mac’s iTunes library using the doubleTwist Mac app. From there, I copied it onto my iPhone. The track contains the artist name, song name, album … [Read more...] about New Android App Lets You Copy iTunes Radio Music But is it Legal?
Your digital camera and Mac can work together to capture images as well as display them. Many DSLRs, and a handful of compacts, have the ability to shoot tethered, which means you connect a camera to your Mac via a USB cable, then control the camera remotely. With this kind of setup you can save files directly to your hard drive, preview the images on the computer screen, and even control your camera from an iPhone. When to TetherTethered shooting is useful for situations when regular handheld photography isn't convenient. If you want to shoot birds visiting a feeder, for example, but know your presence will scare them off, position the camera on a tripod and snap the pictures from your Mac a safe distance away. The birds aren't aware of your presence and you're able to preview and capture images as if you were standing right next to them.Tethering is also handy when you need to position a camera in an awkward location, such as up high for a sporting event or a wedding. Some studio … [Read more...] about Shoot tethered to control your camera from your Mac
Bruce Beck wrote in with a question that at first had me scratching my head, and then nodding with understanding. He wonders about duplication of storage between iCloud and his local drive:I’m paying for 200GB of iCloud storage, but I am showing 36.43GB of photos in Photos for OS X residing on my hard drive. If I open [Photos on the drive], it opens my iCloud photos that I thought were only in the cloud. I could use 36GB of hard drive space. Why is this happening and what can I do?The reason I was confused is that I’ve spent so much time writing about and testing this stuff that I forget it doesn’t always make sense to folks who just use the technology.There are, broadly speaking, two kinds of cloud-based storage that interact with the desktop: The currently most popular is synchronization, where you have a local copy of files that are also stored elsewhere, such as other computers, and managed through a centralized cloud service that also keeps a copy. That’s … [Read more...] about Why is iCloud storage occupying space on my hard drive?
I’d prefer to think I’m ahead of my time instead of a contrarian. My wife and I cut the cord many years ago, and have survived ever since on discs, downloads, streaming media, and over-the-air (OTA) programming. OTA has been a surprisingly rich source of enjoyable shows, especially from our local PBS stations and alternative standard-definition channels from network-affiliated broadcasters.One thing we’ve faced, however, is a shortage of options to record programs. Because digital video recorders (DVRs) shifted a few years ago to being mostly a commodity item offered by a programming provider like Xfinity or Dish, the market for standalone units shrunk. There are a few: Tablo, Tivo, and a couple of more niche brands.However, these standalone units record data to internal drives, and rely on apps, streaming, and other controls to give you access. Since I have a Mac that’s on all the time and has terabytes of available storage, I’d prefer keeping control in … [Read more...] about How to turn your Mac into a digital video recorder for over-the-air TV
Last week we talked hardware, this week, apps. The software tools that are essential to my day-to-day work. With few exceptions all of the following are apps I’ve been using for yearsI spend a good portion of my work week writing and I’ve taken a shine to apps that let me write in plain text with a little Markdown thrown in for formatting. My go-to text editor has been BareBones Software’s BBEdit ($50) (or its free and also excellent sibling TextWrangler, which is available on the App Store) with a little bit of Brett Terpstra’s Marked 2 ($14, available on the App Store) for a pretty preview of my formatted text.BBEdit and Marked 2 are great, but for the last several weeks I’ve been playing with Quote-Unquote Apps’ Highland 2 beta (you can sign up for the beta using the link) and I think I may be in love. + is a basic text editor that makes everything Markdown perfectly simple, from stage plays to articles. Give the beta a go or keep your eye out for … [Read more...] about The indispensables: Essential software for your working Mac and iOS device
Steve Thomas is trying to clean things up across two Macs:I’m finding that there are photos EVERYWHERE on these two machines—Photos library, iPhoto library, Photo Booth library, multiple file folders on dozens of different levels and in countless locations.He already owns PhotoSweeper, an app that handles de-duplication, but he’s frustrated at having to select all the folders that contain photos in order to perform a scan and then sort through the results.How can I possibly find ALL the photos I have regardless of where they’re stored, then move or copy them into one central location for editing, storage, and backup?It’s certainly two different questions and tasks: finding and consolidating photos, and then making sure you don’t have multiple copies of the same images. You might think you just want to do the former, but it’s very likely you’ll have two or more copies of many images if your images are scattered about drives and multiple … [Read more...] about How to find all photos on your Mac