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Apple acquired DeskConnect, the team behind Workflow

On Thursday Apple confirmed the acquisition of DeskConnect, the team behind the iOS application Workflow. San Francisco-based DeskConnect was founded in 2012 by Ari Weinstein, Conrad Kramer, Ben Feldman and Nick Frey. As one of the popular productivity tools in App Store, Workflow makes it possible for users to automate multi-step tasks between software applications, services and Apple devices.

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March 24, 2017 Apple Info , , ,

How to Recover Unsaved QuickTime Recordings on Mac


Many users might have encountered this dilemma: they are recording audio or video using QuickTime app, but suddenly the app freezes or even crashes, and they could only force quite the app without being able to click on the Save button.

It is very frustrating to lost the recording, but have you ever thought of the possibility that unsaved recording could be found again? In some cases, actually, you can recover your lost QuickTime video or audio files by this handy trick: manually looking through the system to locate the lost data. This post will show you how to achieve it.

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March 8, 2017 How-to-Guides , ,

Apple’s Pro Apps Bundle for Education Available for $199.99

Apple’s Pro Apps Bundle for Education

Apple’s Pro Apps Bundle for Education, which launched last week in the United States, is now available in over 30 countries around the world. The bundle includes Final Cut Pro X ($299.99), Logic Pro X ($199.99), Motion 5 ($49.99), Compressor 4 ($49.99), and MainStage 3 ($29.99). The total price for all these five apps is $629.95. Now educational customers can buy them all at an attractive discounted price.

The discount for the Pro Apps Bundle varies in different countries. It’s priced at £199.99 in the United Kingdom, $299 in Australia, $259 in Canada, and €229.99 in several European countries. That’s a pretty good deal if you want to have these apps.

The education pricing is available to college students, students accepted to college, parents buying for college students, faculty, homeschool teachers, and staff at all grade levels. If you are eligible, you can purchase the bundle online, and you will receive an email with download codes to get the apps on the Mac App Store. Apple says it usually takes one working day (or more) to deliver the promotion code.

Unfamiliar with these powerful creative tools? Take a brief look here.

Final Cut Pro X is Apple’s professional video editing software, while Logic Pro X is its professional audio workstation for advanced music production. Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3 are companion tools for creating 3D animations and effects, customizing output settings, building set lists, and more. To sum up, Pro Apps Bundle is a collection of five industry-leading apps from Apple for video editors and musicians.

The bundle is now available in the following countries and areas: UK, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE

February 10, 2017 Apple Info ,

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac without iCloud

How to Import Photos from iPhone to Mac

You may have taken many photos using your iPhone and now the storage space is almost full. Want to reclaim some space by transferring those images to your Mac (or external disk) but don’t know how to do it properly? How to move your photo library from iPhone to computer for backup? In this tutorial we summarize several ways to import photos and videos from iOS device to Mac computer without using iCloud.

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January 18, 2017 How-to-Guides, Mac Tricks , , , , ,

Top Smartphone Apps of 2016 Ranked by Nielsen

As the year 2016 soon is nearly over, many top year-end lists are coming out. The market research company Nelson released a report ranking the top U.S. smartphone apps of 2016, among which Facebook and Google control 8 out of the top 10 seats.

Top Smartphone Apps of 2016 Ranked by Nielsen

Top Smartphone Apps of 2016 Ranked by Nielsen

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December 29, 2016 IT News , , ,

How to Install, Use and Uninstall Kodi on Mac


Kodi is a open source media player that available for many systems and devices, also including the Mac OS X, it can be used to view and stream media content, and even access to the Live TV(with its add-ons). If you are relatively new to Mac computer and Kodi, the following instructions will tell you how to install, use, and uninstall Kodi on the Mac computer. Continue reading →

December 23, 2016 How-to-Guides , ,

Microsoft Edge Will Soon Block Adobe Flash by Default

Microsoft Edge Will Soon Block Adobe Flash Content by Default

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that the Edge browser will start blocking Adobe Flash content automatically in the coming Windows 10 Creators Update. Users will need to manually enable Adobe Flash content to load on web pages, and Edge will ask users to activate the Flash plug-in every time before loading a certain web page.

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December 15, 2016 IT News , , ,

Pebble valuation shrank to $40 million from $700 million

It is reported that Fitbit will acquired Pebble, the founder of smart watch.


VentureBeat reported that the acquisition amount of Pebble is between $34 million and $40 million. The valuation of Pebble shrank a lot.

Fitbit and Pebble did not confirm the news of acquisition yet. It is said that Fitbit will take over the intellectual property and other technical reserves concerning smart watch from Pebble. This acquisition may help Fitbit to explore in other production lines.

CNET reported that the overall smart watch market shrinks fast as expected. Smart Watch was considered as the next mainstream after the release of smart phone. Venture capital firms and startups started exploring in this industry. However, the statistics and development of smart watch in the past few years showed that the need of wearable devices was not as huge as manufacturers expected.

Apple Watch did not sell well as expected in the past quarters. It failed to become a redefined product after iPhone and iPad. Smart watch shares similar functions with smart phone which seems to negative for its promising.

Pebble was considered as the founder in smart watch industry.It launched products two years earlier than Apple. It raised money through Kickstarter platform in the beginning. Pebble released several series of smart watch devices since its establishment. However, its sales scale and competitiveness were relatively weak.

In March, Pebble announced to cut 25% of workforce. Its smart watches were cheaper compared with Apple Watches. Some senior officer revealed that it only sold about 1 million smart watches in total since the products release.

Pebble failed to consolidate its dominant leading position in smart watch though it released smart watch eariler. WIth the release of Apple Watch, Samsung Gear, Pebble made itself in a difficult position.

Fitbit became a listed company last year, whose share price increased by 66.6% then. However, its share droped sharply a few months later. Its current share price is down to about $8.

Will Fitbit revive its performance and share price through the acquisition of Pebble is unknown yet.

December 2, 2016 IT News

Uninstall uTorrent/μTorrent Tips for Common Mac Users

uninstall uTorrent

For many uTorrent users, it has been a headache for them to remove this app on their Macs, some are unable to remove it on the trash, and some others just continue to be annoyed by the app after uninstall, so, how could be a good way to uninstall uTorrent in OS X? Here are some useful tips you can refer to.

μTorrent, some body may call it uTorrent, it is a free BitTorrent client available for Mac OS X that can help the user to search for and download torrents directly from the software interface. As a popular app online with a miniature size, many people would like to install it and use for a try, but the problem just come out when you are not satisfied with the application or need to remove it for other reasons, because many people don’t know what’s the exact way to uninstall uTorrent completely on Mac. And you can also check the specific removal guides at this post: Simple Steps to Fully Remove µTorrent from Mac. Continue reading →

November 11, 2016 How-to-Guides , ,

GoPro Announces to Recall Karma Drone for Its Performance Issue


“GoPro Announces to Recall Karma Drone for Its Performance Issue”

Gopro is conducting the recall of Karma drone, which was released on the market about half a month ago, as it has confirmed that there is a performance issue related to the power loss of Karma units during operation. The company stressed that all sold Karma drone are required to recall even if some of them appear to be working fine. The recall is for Karma drone only, and customers can return it for a full refund.

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November 9, 2016 IT News , , , ,