Friday, October 21, 2011

Jobs Told Obama 'You're Headed For A One-Term Presidency'

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Another interesting tidbit from the upcoming Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson quotes Jobs telling President Obama, 'You're headed for a one-term presidency', reports the Huffington Post.

According to the book, Jobs nearly missed meeting Obama in 2010 because he wanted a personal invitation from the President. The standoff lasted for five days before Jobs relented and they met at the Westin San Francisco Airport.

"You're headed for a one-term presidency," he told Obama. He insisted that the administrator needed to be more business friendly and cited the ease with which companies could build factories in China unlike the U.S. where regulations and unnecessary costs make things difficult.

Jobs also criticized the education system in America, saying it was "crippled by union work rules."

"Until the teachers' unions were broken, there was almost no hope for education reform." Jobs reportedly proposed allowing principals to hire and fire teachers based on merit, that schools stay open until 6 p.m. and that they be open 11 months a year.

Finally, Jobs suggested that Obama meet for dinner with six or seven other CEOs who could help express the needs of innovative business. When the White House began adding too many names to the list of attendees, Jobs said that it was growing too big and that "he had no intention of coming." Exhibiting his notorious attention to detail, Jobs also complained the menu was far too fancy and objected to a chocolate truffle dessert. He was overruled by the White House which cited the president's fondness for cream pie.

Though Jobs was not that impressed by Obama, later telling Isaacson that his focus on the reasons that things can't get done "infuriates" him, they kept in touch and talked by phone a few more times. Jobs even offered to help create Obama's political ads for the 2012 campaign. "He had made the same offer in 2008, but he'd become annoyed when Obama's strategist David Axelrod wasn't totally deferential," writes Isaacson. Jobs later told the author that he wanted to do for Obama what the legendary "morning in America" ads did for Ronald Reagan.




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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Quickly View Your Mac's Free Space With This Utility

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FreeSpace is a menu bar utility that lets you manage your connected drives.

✔ FreeSpace combines many status bar apps into one
- Eject All by 1-click
- Display free spaces of all connected drives
- Mount and Eject completion indicator

✔ Detail Features
- Eject all external drives and disk images by 1-click or ⌘E
- Display the free spaces of all your connected drives on the menu
- Display the free space of any local drive on the status bar
- Drives are grouped and displayed in their own categories
- Eject any single external drive or disk image
- Open any drive in Finder by clicking the menu
- Drives information are updated in realtime

✔ Ultra Efficient
- Ultra-low CPU and memory consumption
- Ultra-fast auto-launch when login

✔ Language Support
- English, 日本語, 正體中文, 簡體中文

✔ Mac Requirement
- OSX 10.6.8 or above

You can purchase FreeSpace from the App Store for $0.99.










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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Apple Adds GLONASS Location Support to iPhone 4S

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One new feature of the iPhone 4S that may have snuck by your radar is support for GLONASS, reports TNW.

GLONASS, an acronym for Globalnaya navigatsionnaya sputnikovaya sistema or Global Navigation Satellite System, is a radio-based satellite navigation system operated for the Russian government by the Russian Space Forces. It is an alternative and complement to the United States' Global Positioning System (GPS). [W]

GLONASS navigation definitions for latitude and longitude are 4.46 - 7.38 m. In comparison, GPS navigation definitions are 2.00 - 8.76 m. This indicates that GPS is slightly more accurate; however, on northern latitudes, GLONASS' accuracy is better than GPS due to the orbital position of the satellites.

Using both GLONASS and GPS satellites together provides improved coverage and gives a very fast fix time due to over 50 satellites being available. GLONASS/GPS navigation definitions are 2.37 - 4.65 m.







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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Apple's Integration of Twitter Triples the Signups from iOS

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Apple's integration of Twitter has led to triple the daily Twitter signups via iOS, says CEO Dick Costolo.

"The iOS integration is going to be absolutely huge for us, even better than we thought it was," Costolo said. "I didn't realize how frictionless this would be," he added. "It's so native."

Speaking at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Costolo said the company partnered with Apple because they share a similar product mentality of enhancing products by editing them down, and "offering simplicity in a world of complexity."

Costolo also revealed that users are sending 250 million tweets per day.




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How to Make Siri Recognize Your Contact Names

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These are instructions on how to get Siri to recognize the names of your contacts. This is especially useful for names that are difficult to pronounce or are said different from how they're spelled.

Step One
Launch Contacts from your Springboard or from the MobilePhone app.



Step Two
Select a contact from your address book.



Step Three
Press the Edit button at the top right of your screen.



Step Four
Scroll down and select Add Field from the list of buttons.




Step Five
Choose Phonetic First Name or Phonetic Last Name from the list of possible fields.



Step Six
Enter the phonetic pronunciation of the name that Siri isn't recognizing then press the Done button at the top right of your screen.






NICKNAME
You can also get Siri to recognize and refer to a contact or yourself using an entirely different name by adding a Nickname field to the contact entry.



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Monday, October 17, 2011

Adobe Releases Adobe Reader for iOS

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Adobe has released its Adobe Reader, its PDF reading application, for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Adobe Reader is the free global standard for reliably viewing and sharing PDF documents across platfoms and devices. Easily and efficiently access the widest range of PDF file types-including PDF Portfolios, password-protected PDF documents and Adobe LiveCycle rights-managed PDF files. Now available for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Adobe Reader offers fast, high-quality interaction with PDF.

View PDF files
• Quickly open PDF files from email , the Web or any application that supports "Open In..."
• View PDF Portfolios, PDF Packages, annotations and drawing markups
• Read text annotations such as Sticky Notes

Access encrypted PDF files
• Open and view password-protected PDF files
• Access files secured by Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management, which helps protect sensitive documents
• Supports the highest grade of PDF encryption, up to AES256

Interact with PDF files
• Search text to find specific information
• Use bookmarks to jump directly to a section in your PDF file
• Select single page or continuous scroll modes
• Easily zoom in on text or images for a closer view
• Quickly navigate through large files using thumbnails
• Select and copy text from a PDF file to the clipboard

Print and share files
• Print wirelessly with AirPrint
• Share PDF files with other applications using "Open In..."
• Email PDF documents as attachments

Available languages
English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Czech, Polish and Turkish

You can download Adobe Reader from the App Store for free.















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Sunday, October 16, 2011

ColorWare Will Customize Your iPhone 4S for $250

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ColorWare has announced that it will customize the look of your iPhone 4S for $250.

The fastest, most sought after iPhone now has the color options you've been hoping for. ColorWare offers the chance to customize your iPhone 4S in a large range of eye-catching colors.

The easy to use ColorWare design studio will allow you to customize the back, the front frame, front button, earbuds, and even the SIM card tray.

Your iPhone 4S can handle all of your needs with FaceTime, multitasking, HD video, an exceptional camera, and now it comes in any color. You can choose your favorite or create hundreds of color combinations to make the iPhone unique to you.

If you'd like to purchase a colorized iPhone 4S directly from ColorWare it will set you back $1500-$1700. You can also send your iPhone 4S in to be colored for $250.










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Saturday, October 15, 2011

iOS 5 iPhone 4S GUI PSD Available for Download

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Teehan+Lax has made available a Photoshop iOS 5 (iPhone 4S) GUI PSD to help designers create application mockups for the new OS.

One thing to be sure of here is that this OS is tighter from a design standpoint than its ever been before. Apple's passion and attention to detail is something that every designer and developer needs to have. Without it, you're simply not putting your best foot forward. Now, go make epic shit.

You can download the PSD from here.













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Friday, October 14, 2011

Samsung Lawyer Can't Tell iPad and Galaxy Tab Apart From 10Ft

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U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh held up both the iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab and asked Samsung lawyers to identify which was which during a hearing to determine whether Apple will win a preliminary injunction against the Samsung device, reports Reuters.

After being asked to identify which tablet was which, Samsung attorney Kathleen Sullivan answered, "Not at this distance your honor." She stood at a podium roughly ten feet away.

"Can any of Samsung's lawyers tell me which one is Samsung and which one is Apple?" Koh asked. A moment later, one of the lawyers supplied the right answer.

While Koh says that Samsung's Galaxy tab does infringe on Apple's iPad patents, she says that Apple has a problem establishing the validity of those patents.

Koh has yet to rule on Apple's request to bar the Galaxy Tab from being sold in the United States.






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Waze GPS for iOS Gets a Complete Redesign

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Waze GPS for iOS has been updated with a completely new design that features a new minimalist user interface.

When you download Waze, you not only get a free traffic & navigation app, but also become part of the local driving community in your area, joining forces with other drivers nearby to outsmart traffic, save time, and improve everyone's daily commute!

Features:
* Live community-contributed traffic information and road reports + notification when approaching police traps, speed cams, heavy traffic or hazards on the road
* Free traffic by-passing navigation featuring voice-guided, turn-by-turn guidance
* A 100% live map + real-time road monitoring & automatic re-routing as conditions on the road change
* Ability to create or join local driving groups, plus the option to link up with other drivers for carpooling
* Foursquare, Twitter & Facebook integrations, plus fun, geo-gaming elements

What's New In This Version:
· Complete redesign featuring new, minimalist U/I with two large main buttons on a full screen map
· 100% rewritten code making the app run faster, smoother and respond much quicker than ever before
· New search fully integrated with Yelp, foursquare and Bing allowing you to search for, navigate to and check-in at real-time destinations you might not otherwise know about
· Full text-to-speech (US and Canada only)
· New day/night map color schemes
· Wall in Waze Groups allowing commuting buddies to interact with one another more easily
· Smart ETA and graphic preview of events along route
· New Waze moods
· Map preview when selecting destination for the first time
· ETA pop up when anything changes along your route
· 'Swipe' gesture shortcuts to main menu and traffic reporting

You can download Waze GPS from the App Store for free.









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IMDb Buzz Brings Entertainment News to Your iPhone

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IMDb Buzz gives you daily updates about your favorite celebs, movies, TV shows to your iPhone or iPod touch.

Get the news that matters to you with our free IMDb Buzz App! Now you can get daily updates about your favorite celebs, movies, TV shows and news sources by creating a news feed tailored to match your interests. Share your favorites via Facebook, Twitter, email and text message.

Daily Entertainment News
* Get up-to-the-minute entertainment news from hundreds of great sources all in one place
* See breaking news stories immediately
* Explore the people and titles mentioned in each story
* Check out the latest images from red carpet events, movies and TV shows
* Browse all the latest news from IMDb's NewsDesk partners and easily visit their websites

Customize & Share
* Follow your favorite celebs, movies, TV shows and news sources to customize the app
* Rank your news feed to get the information you want first
* Share your favorite stories, celebs, titles and images easily via Facebook, Twitter, email and text message

Explore more
* Check out daily celebrity birthdays
* Browse the most popular celebrities, movies and TV shows of the day
* Search IMDb, the world's largest collection of movie, TV and celebrity info, with over 2 million movies and TV shows, plus 4 million c elebrities, actors, actresses, directors and crew members


You can download IMDb Buzz - Entertainment News from the App Store for free.















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Thursday, October 13, 2011

How to Hide App Store/iTunes Store Purchases

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These are instructions on how to hide App Store or iTunes Store purchases from being shown on the new purchased list introduced by iCloud.

FROM YOUR IPHONE

Step One
Launch the App Store from your Springboard.



Step Two
Press to select the Updates Tab tab then press the Purchased row.



Step Three
Swipe across a purchased item to display the red Hide button. Press the Hide button to remove the app from appearing in your purchased list.






Step Four
To unhide a previously hidden item press to choose the Featured tab, scroll down and press the button labelled with your Apple ID. Then press View Account from the popup menu.







Choose Hidden Purchases from the iTunes in the Cloud heading. Press the Unhide button to make an app visible in the purchased list again.






FROM YOUR IPAD

Step One
Launch the App Store from your Springboard.

Step Two
Press to select the Purchased tab.



Step Three
Swipe across a purchased item to display the red Hide button. Press the Hide button to remove the app from appearing in your purchased list.






Step Four
To unhide a previously hidden item press to choose the Featured tab, scroll down and press the button labelled with your Apple ID. Then press View Account from the popup menu.







Choose Hidden Purchases from the iTunes in the Cloud heading. Press the Unhide button to make an app visible in the purchased list again.







FROM ITUNES/APP STORE

Step One
Launch iTunes by clicking its icon in your dock.



Step Two
Select iTunes Store from the list on the left. Then make sure you are signed in and click the Purchased link from the menu on the right.



Step Three
Locate the purchase you would like to hide and click the (x) at the top left of its icon.



Step Four
To unhide a previously hidden item right click your account name at the top right of the iTunes window and select Account from the menu that appears.



Click the View Hidden Purchases link under the iTunes in the Cloud heading.



Click the Unhide button to make a select app visible in the purchased list again.



FROM MAC APP STORE

Step One
Launch the Mac App Store by clicking its icon in your dock.



Step Two
Ensure you are signed in then click the Purchased tab at the top of the screen.



Step Three
Hover over the purchase you would like to hide and click the (x) that appears.



Step Four
To unhide a previously hidden item click the Featured tab at the top of the window and select Account from the Quick Links menu on the right.




Click the View Hidden Purchases link under the iTunes in the Cloud heading.



Then click the Unhide button to make a select app visible in the purchased list again.




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