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Modern Combat 5: Blackout arrives: We go hands-on with this mobile-friendly shooter

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Gameloft's latest Call of Duty-alike looks and plays about the same, but makes some structural changes -- ...
Full article at: Mac World 3 hours ago, 4:12pm CDT

Clockwise Podcast: Backdoors, public betas, social networks, and 3D

Apple denies it's made a backdoor for spies, one of our panelists brings a 3D TV into his house, the Yosemite public beta arrives, and people seem to dislike their social networks. With guests Philip Mich ...
Full article at: Mac World 6 hours ago, 1:19pm CDT

The Week in iOS Accessories: Making sweet music

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Making sweet musicThis week's roundup of new iOS accessories includes gear for making music, listening to tunes, and sharing both with your friends.BiteMyAppleThe $60 Desktop Chair v2 isn’t made for your backside, but rather to give your iPad a place to rest comfortably on your desktop. The wooden stand can display your tablet in landscape or portrait orientations, and can accommodate a variety of cases.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click ...
Full article at: Mac World 9 hours ago, 9:30am CDT

Apple tech note illuminates purported 'backdoor' services

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Just a couple days after a security researcher alleged that iOS contained “backdoor” access to user information, Apple has posted a knowledge base article explaining many of the systems that were under scrutiny.In the article, iOS: About diagnostic capabilities, Apple calls out three services: a packet capture tool called “pcapd,” one called “file_relay,” and a third dubbed “house_arrest.” According to Apple, all three of th ...
Full article at: Mac World 10 hours ago, 9:15am CDT

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CEO Tim Cook Visits Beijing
In this episode we discuss why a partnership between Apple and IBM makes sense, the kind of work an iPad is really suited for (“Lots!” says Tim Cook), the EU Commission and its feelings about in-app purchases, and what 10 bucks buys at a limited unlimited library. Show notes Apple, IBM launch partnership for mobile enterprise apps, services, more How much of your job can you really do on an iPad? European Co ...
Full article at: Mac World 10 hours ago, 9:00am CDT

How to join together audiobook tracks

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Reader Dave T. seeks to lessen some iTunes tedium. He writes: I listen to audiobooks on my iPhone, ripped from discs I own. But ripping them is inconvenient as I load a CD into my iMac, iTunes pops up, I press Command-A to select all tracks, click on Options, select Join CD Tracks, click on Import CD, and finally click OK in the Import Settings window to import the selected tracks as a single track. Doing this for a 20 CD book is tire ...
Full article at: Mac World 10 hours ago, 8:30am CDT

Want an Apple watch? Just 3D print one

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All right, so it's really just an iPod nano with a 3D printer-produced wristband. But it beats waiting for A ...
Full article at: Mac World 11 hours ago, 8:15am CDT

With Yosemite public beta, Apple's more open than ever

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Just a few years after a big leadership transition, Apple announced not only a brand new operating system but said they would be offering a public beta to interested customers. Sound familiar? The year was 2000 and the OS in question was the very first version of OS X. Now, 14 years later, Apple’s once again inviting users to come and check out the Mac’s latest and greatest operating system before its impending release. But wher ...
Full article at: Mac World 11 hours ago, 8:03am CDT

OS X Yosemite public beta: What you need to know

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Back in June, at WWDC, Apple announced the next major version of its OS for Macs, Yosemite (OS X 10.10). Though the official release of Yosemite is slated for “this fall,” the company is breaking from tradition by offering pre-release versions of Yosemite to the general public. Given that this marks the first time a major new version of OS X has been available to users before it’s actually released ...
Full article at: Mac World 11 hours ago, 8:01am CDT

Apple: OS X Yosemite public beta arrives Thursday

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On Thursday, fall will come early for hundreds of thousands of Mac users when Apple releases its first public beta of OS X Yosemite. The public-beta program, announced during Apple’s annual developer conference in June, lets regular users download and test pre-release versions of OS X. Apple says the first million users to sign up at the OS X Beta Program website will be able to test Yosemite be ...
Full article at: Mac World 11 hours ago, 8:00am CDT

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