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What's more retro Mac than MacPaint? It was the application that drew many of us to the joys of Macintosh in 1984, as there was nothing like it on any other platform. The app, which was was included on the boot disks, let you do bit-mapp...
What's more retro Mac than MacPaint? It was the application that drew many of us to the joys of Macintosh in 1984, as there was nothing like it on any other platform. The app, which was was included on the boot disks, let you do bit-mapped painting in a variety of monochrome patterns. You could even copy and paste your artwork into MacWrite, an incredible advance at the time. Well, now you can enjoy the simple pleasures of MacPaint by visiting the Cloudpaint web page and giving your inner artist a workout. Cloudpaint is the brainchild of Martin Braun, who gives a polite bow in the About Cloudpaint notes to Mac originals Bill Atkinson (creator of the code for the original application) and Susan Kare (those little icons and artwork). Now enough talk; go out and play with Cloudpaint. You'll be pleased to know that it works on your iPad or iPad mini perfectly. Hat tip to Dave Mark at the LoopRelive the past with Cloudpaint, MacPaint in the cloud originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Source | Permalink | Email this | Comments
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It's never been easier to build an app than it is in the modern era, but thanks to Google it's just gotten a lot easier. Today Google is launching its cloud-based development tool set for iOS, giving developers access to cheap, easy, and...
It's never been easier to build an app than it is in the modern era, but thanks to Google it's just gotten a lot easier. Today Google is launching its cloud-based development tool set for iOS, giving developers access to cheap, easy, and free options for connecting to Google's cloud services. Android developers gained access to the tools this past April, but this is their iOS debut. Google's Mobile Backend Starter for iOS provides a quick and easy backend for your app and gives you access to cloud data storage that can be shared between users, device-to-device push notifications, device notifications of data changes, and the ability to authenticate users via their Google Accounts. Google has provided a clear and simple walkthrough of how to get started with the new service here. Thanks to Google's options for taking care of the mobile backend of your app you'll be able to focus on what really matters; writing your app. Head over to Google Cloud Platform to take a look at exactly what Google's offerings are. It's a remarkable program right now, but given Google's history of taking something remarkable and improving it with time we can't wait to see what tools they add to the service in the future.Google launches cloud-based tools for iPhone developers and they're beautiful originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Source | Permalink | Email this | Comments
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Beacon Audio's latest Bluetooth speaker, The Phoenix 2, launched last week, alongside the promotional offer of free domestic shipping of the product until October 15. The Phoenix 2, measured at 3x3 inches, has prolonged battery life comp...
Beacon Audio's latest Bluetooth speaker, The Phoenix 2, launched last week, alongside the promotional offer of free domestic shipping of the product until October 15. The Phoenix 2, measured at 3x3 inches, has prolonged battery life compared to its predecessor, with up to 10 hours of music play. Its built-in microphone allows the device to facilitate use as a speakerphone, and an updated Bluetooth and flash chip set allows for a 40-foot range signal connection from its synced mobile device. Available in black, blue, red and white, the Phoenix 2 is priced $80 and can be purchased online from Be...
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A supermarket chain in the United Kingdom is going to provide its customers a 3D printing service as part of a trial. Asda, a chain owned by Walmart, will start scanning objects and people at one of its stores for later printing, with a ...
A supermarket chain in the United Kingdom is going to provide its customers a 3D printing service as part of a trial. Asda, a chain owned by Walmart, will start scanning objects and people at one of its stores for later printing, with a view to being the first in the country to provide in-store 3D printing nationwide, alongside its existing printing services....
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Tech savvy tea lovers (is there such a thing?) will be happy to know that an iPhone-connected tea kettle is coming soon to kitchen counters. Called the iKettle, of course, the Wi-Fi kettle allows users to turn the kettle on remotely from...
Tech savvy tea lovers (is there such a thing?) will be happy to know that an iPhone-connected tea kettle is coming soon to kitchen counters. Called the iKettle, of course, the Wi-Fi kettle allows users to turn the kettle on remotely from their iPhone. It's even got an alarm function so when you wake up in the morning the iKettle companion app will ask you if you'd like to run the kettle, which can be done so from the comfort of your bed so when you walk into that cold kitchen your hot cup of tea is ready and waiting. The iKettle also allows you to set the temperature of the water--ranging from 65 to 100 degrees--so each tea can be heated to its ideal temperature. The iKettle is available for preorder now from Firebox, with a 1-2 month ship time. It costs US$99.99 and includes free shipping.The iKettle brings tea time to your iPhone originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Source | Permalink | Email this | Comments
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AOL has informed applicable users that it will be dropping support for accessing email from Apple’s iCloud service from its recently launched Alto webmail client. Alto is a web-based mail client that intelligently sorts and integra...
AOL has informed applicable users that it will be dropping support for accessing email from Apple’s iCloud service from its recently launched Alto webmail client. Alto is a web-based mail client that intelligently sorts and integrates email from services such as iCloud Gmail, Yahoo, and AOL. AOL has informed iCloud users who have logged into Alto that support for iCloud will be dropped on December 2nd. Thanks for using Alto to read and send mail from your @iCloud, @me or @mac account. We’ve been honored to host those accounts and get great, positive feedback on the experience from users like you. But we’re sad to say that Alto will no longer support iCloud accounts as of December 2, 2013. We sincerely regret the frustration this will cause. iCloud accounts will automatically be disabled in Alto on that date, but users can begin the process early by removing iCloud accounts from Alto manually. All iCloud accounts, no matter if the domain is @icloud.com, @me.com, or @mac.com will no longer be supported. AOL has not shared why it is dropping support for Apple’s email service, and AOL does not appear to be dropping support for any other provider. Full email below: Hey there,   Thanks for using Alto to read and send mail from your @iCloud, @me or @mac account. We’ve been honored to host those accounts and get great, positive feedback on the experience from users like you. But we’re sad to say that Alto will no longer support iCloud accounts as of December 2, 2013.   We sincerely regret the frustration this will cause.   You can close your account now by clicking the Plus sign (+) on the left of your Alto inbox, then clicking the iCloud account name and the Close Alto Account button at the bottom of the column that opens. Or you can simply wait and do nothing and you will automatically lose access on December 2nd.   We would love to continue giving you Alto’s great view of your non-iCloud email accounts. Any other supported IMAP-accessible email will continue to work, including Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL Mail and others.   If you already added other accounts to this one, you can sign into Alto with one of those and re-add the other(s) to it. Unfortunately any stacks you might have created will have to be rebuilt.   Again – we are very sorry for this inconvenience!   If you have any questions, please reach us at altomail.feedback@aol.com.   Thank you, The Alto Team Continue reading more about AAPL Company, icloud, and AOL at 9to5Mac.What do you think? Discuss "AOL to drop iCloud email support from its Alto webmail service" with our community.
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  Foursquare released an update for its iOS app today that includes an updated look and feel, as well as a new real-time recommendations feature. Using your iPhone’s location data, the app now serves up recommendations such as...
  Foursquare released an update for its iOS app today that includes an updated look and feel, as well as a new real-time recommendations feature. Using your iPhone’s location data, the app now serves up recommendations such as what to eat at a restaurant or sales coupons for a store you’re already shopping at. Users […]The post Foursquare For iOS 7 Now Serves Up Real-Time Recommendations appeared first on Cult of Mac.
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Google is reportedly planning to invest hundreds of millions into its Calico health startup. The company has yet to publicly disclose its monetary commitment, however fresh details have emerged in a Forbes report. Although ex-Genentech C...
Google is reportedly planning to invest hundreds of millions into its Calico health startup. The company has yet to publicly disclose its monetary commitment, however fresh details have emerged in a Forbes report. Although ex-Genentech CEO Art Levinson has already been confirmed as the top executive in Calico, unnamed sources suggest the endeavor is actually the brainchild of Google Ventures managing partner Bill Maris....
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Some users have noticed that certain older iPhone and iPad models feel slower after updating to iOS 7. We’ve offered a variety of tips to speed things up, but one persistent issue that has we’ve been contacted about regards t...
Some users have noticed that certain older iPhone and iPad models feel slower after updating to iOS 7. We’ve offered a variety of tips to speed things up, but one persistent issue that has we’ve been contacted about regards the mysterious keyboard lag and typing delay that seems to only apply to older devices, where there is a sizable delay between tapping a key and the character appearing on screen. The exact reason for the typing lag is difficult to determine, but a commonality is that these devices have been updated to iOS 7 from previous iOS versions, which could suggest some old outdated settings are turning the keyboard sluggish. Rather than doing a complete restore and clean install of iOS 7 though, a resolution that has worked fairly well is simply choosing to reset all settings on the device: Open Settings and go to “General” Choose “Reset” and then select “Reset All Settings” – confirm the reset twice when asked, you will also need to enter a passcode if one is set The iOS device will reboot and show a progress bar indicator as all settings on the device are trashed and reset to defaults. When finished, the device will boot up as normal again. This dumps all customizations and settings to iOS, meaning you’ll need to do things like bold the font, set your wallpaper, rejoin wi-fi networks, and make other usability adjustments again, but it does have a noticeable impact on the keyboard lag issue that has impacted some users, at least on an iPhone 4, 4S, and iPad 3. Resetting all settings applies exclusively to settings and does not delete any data from your device and is not to be confuse with the completely separate procedure of a full device reset to factory settings, the latter of which removes everything as if it was a brand new piece of hardware. There may be a relationship to the lag and the autocorrect dictionary, and some users have reported success with resetting the auto-correction dictionary list. In our tests that did not work reliably enough to recommend it though, and instead the best trick we’ve found so far involves a universal settings reset. It is quite likely an upcoming iOS software update will resolve this issue completely, but in the meantime try out the settings reset, it can help.
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Twitter is really serious about TV, and this time, it’s not just about advertising. In November, TV-related tweets will prompt Comcast customers to take action with a new See It button. Comcast customers can watch Christina Aguilera...
Twitter is really serious about TV, and this time, it’s not just about advertising. In November, TV-related tweets will prompt Comcast customers to take action with a new See It button. Comcast customers can watch Christina Aguilera judge The Voice directly from Twitter. Tapping the button will bring up a few options: changing the channel on a set-top box or starting a show On Demand, bringing the show up online or on a device, setting the DVR, setting reminders, and buying Fandango movie tickets. Only specific shows on certain NBCUniversal channels, like Bravo, E!, NBC, MSNBC, and Syfy, will integrate the new feature. If you’re on Twitter and see a conversation about The Voice, you’ll be able to tune in from the tweet. If you see a tweet about Days of Our Lives, maybe not. The Voice generates 350 million Twitter impressions—not tweets themselves, but the number of people they reach—and if a fraction of those people actually watched the show, NBC’s already solid ratings would shoot through the roof. Twitter is already working with TV ratings firm Nielsen to track how many people are tweeting about TV and seeing tweets about TV—the See It feature could turn those people into viewers. The social TV experiment isn’t yet available to users, so it’s unclear how seamless the experience will be. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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