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Jawbone's $100 Up Wristband tracks Your Steps and Sleep

Jawbone's $100 Up Wristband tracks Your Steps and Sleep | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Jawbone's forthcoming Up accessory for mobile devices tracks your steps, sleep cycles, and more. The device will sync with the company's new free Up app, which tracks your data over time.

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How to Lose and Recover iCloud Data

Although I migrated most of my systems to iCloud on the same day, one laptop I use only occasionally for certain work projects lagged behind. When I finally had the time to update the system, I made a critical mistake and nearly lost all my calendars, including my critical work calendar, forever. But thanks to a little trial and error, I managed to pull back from the brink of disaster, and in the process discovered a useful technique for every iCloud user’s recovery kit.

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iPhone 4S launches in 15 more Countries November 11

iPhone 4S launches in 15 more Countries November 11 | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Apple will be launching the iPhone 4S in 15 more countries starting on Friday, November 11, including South Korea and Hong Kong. Preorders kick off this Friday, November 4, although preorders won’t be available in all 15 countries.

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Retrospect goes Solo, releases Retrospect 9 for Mac

Retrospect goes Solo, releases Retrospect 9 for Mac | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Retrospect – the long-time backup software for Mac and Windows – has been spun off as an independent company. The eponymous software publisher has also announced the release of Retrospect 9 for Mac.

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Sell Me an iPhone, Siri

Sell Me an iPhone, Siri | Macintosh | Scoop.it

No surprises here: one of the biggest selling points of Apple’s new iPhone 4S is Siri, the speech-recognition personal assistant that’s built into the device.

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Gmail for iPhone and iPad Is Here

Gmail for iPhone and iPad Is Here | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Google has finally released a native Gmail app for iOS, bringing its popular email service to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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PlugBug lets you charge MacBook, iPad/iPhone simultaneously

PlugBug lets you charge MacBook, iPad/iPhone simultaneously | Macintosh | Scoop.it

The PlugBug is a new device that lets you charge your MacBook and an iPhone or iPad simultaneously.

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New MacBook Pros (Late 2011) feature Updates boost Performance and Value

New MacBook Pros (Late 2011) feature Updates boost Performance and Value | Macintosh | Scoop.it

While the improvements in the new MacBook Pros are modest when compared to the models they replace, there's plenty to like about the upgrades—especially if you’re the owner of an older laptop and you’re mulling an upgrade.

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Apple launches 3 New iPhone 4S Ads

Apple launches 3 New iPhone 4S Ads | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Apple has kicked its iPhone 4S ad campaign into high gear with three new commercials featuring Siri, the new 8 megapixel camera, and integration with iCloud. All three ads are available on Apple's official YouTube channel, and they're also embedded  for your viewing pleasure.

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Apple's Headcount is up 30%, still Industry's most Productive

Apple's Headcount is up 30%, still Industry's most Productive | Macintosh | Scoop.it

In the quarter that ended in September -- not its best, mind you -- the company generated sales of $28.3 billion and net income of $6.62 billion, or nearly $110,000 profit per employee.

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iPhone 4S goes on Sale in 22 more Countries

iPhone 4S goes on Sale in 22 more Countries | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Apple has expanded the iPhone 4S to 22 additional countries, with more yet to come.

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Adobe Carousel now available for iOS, Mac

Adobe Carousel now available for iOS, Mac | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Carousel, a photo editing and sharing app from Adobe for iOS devices and the Mac, is now available to download from the iOS and Mac App Stores.

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GarageBand now available for iPhone and iPod touch

Apple says GarageBand is now available for iPhone and iPod touch users.

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Apple confirms Battery Life Issues in iOS 5

Apple confirms Battery Life Issues in iOS 5 | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Since its release, some users have been complaining about battery life issues with iOS 5. Apple on Wednesday confirmed that it has found some issues.

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Republic Wireless to launch $19 Unlimited Voice, SMS and Data Service

Republic Wireless to launch $19 Unlimited Voice, SMS and Data Service | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Republic Wireless, a division of Bandwidth.com, is going to launch a super-cheap mobile voice and SMS service on Nov. 8. The service uses a mix of VoIP and cellular technologies. The service requires new hardware, though.

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More Fun With Siri Dictation

After figuring out how to use Siri dictation to quickly add items to a list in Paperless, I discovered some other commands it recognizes. While Siri doesn’t seem to recognize all of the things that Dragon Dictation does, here are the ones that have worked for me.

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Apple is still the #1 Smartphone Vendor

Apple is still the #1 Smartphone Vendor | Macintosh | Scoop.it

There has been quite a bit of interesting media and headlines this last week pointing to data related to Samsung's latest earnings and smartphone shipments.

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"Siri, how much data do you gobble up in a month?" Ars investigates

"Siri, how much data do you gobble up in a month?" Ars investigates | Macintosh | Scoop.it

The virtual assistant built into the iPhone 4S, Siri, requires an active Internet connection in order to perform tasks for you. In today's data-capped world, might that push you over your monthly data limit?

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Macworld's free iPhone 4S Starter Guide

Macworld's free iPhone 4S Starter Guide | Macintosh | Scoop.it

hether you've just purchased an iPhone 4S or you're coveting one from afar, let the editors at Macworld help you get to know Apple's newest smartphone with this free starter guide.

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ScreenFlow 3.0 Video Software Review

ScreenFlow 3.0 Video Software Review | Macintosh | Scoop.it

One of the best ways to explain a tricky task to someone—whether it’s replacing spark plugs in a car or using an image editor to clean up an old photo—is to simply show them how it’s done. Telestream’s ScreenFlow 3.0.1 can certainly help with the latter. This amazing app helps you create computer-based tutorial videos by recording your screen activity (along with narration), which you can then share online with friends and fans.

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A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs

At a memorial service for her brother, Mona Simpson recalled his love of beauty and his family, and his final moments.

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How to create a Fake Identity and Stay Anonymous Online

How to create a Fake Identity and Stay Anonymous Online | Macintosh | Scoop.it

You don't need to have evil motives for wanting to fake your identity or go incognito online; for many people, it's a matter of privacy and avoiding spammers and scammers.

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Apple’s Lossless Audio Codec goes Open Source

Apple’s Lossless Audio Codec goes Open Source | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Apple released its Lossless Audio Codec, or ALAC, as open source on Thursday, potentially opening the format to a wider audience.

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