More news

Macintosh
From: Ars Technica Infinite Loop

Bluetooth-tracking beacon programs uncovered in LA, Chicago
Marketers are using beacons to see who sees what in their ad networks.

iOS 8.1 mini-review: Testing Apple Pay, SMS forwarding, and more
We take the new features for a test drive and evaluate the maturity of iOS 8.

Sapphire manufacturer and Apple agree to part ways ?amicably?
GT Advanced Technologies will proceed with surprising bankruptcy.

 


From: MacNN | The Macintosh News Network

Review: Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker
There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringing a heap of features for music enjoyment to a powerful speaker, the company introduced the Roar earlier this year. With the crowded market for Bluetooth speakers, is it possible that a company like Sound Blaster could release a device that topples some of the big names in audio? Find out in our review....








Reviews: Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker
There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringing a heap of features for music enjoyment to a powerful speaker, the company introduced the Roar earlier this year. With the crowded market for Bluetooth speakers, is it possible that a company like ......








Former Apple execs Johnson, McDougal form new retail startup, Enjoy
Former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson, along with his former Apple colleague Jerry McDougal and former Apple creative director Tom Suiter have teamed up in a new retail-oriented startup endeavor called Enjoy, promising to help consumers spend more wisely instead of just aiming for the cheapest price. The company, which launches next year, will help consumers make smarter choices on buying, such as educating shoppers on the finer points of a camera to promote the best overall value....








 


From: MacInTouch

Amazon/Support
Get discounts on MacBook Air models, iMacs, Retina MacBook Pros, digital cameras, TVs and much, much more at Amazon. *Plus*, while you're saving yourself money, you're simultaneously providing critical support to the MacInTouch website, at no cost to you, just by clicking through any of our links to make your purchases!

Report: Miscellaneous
Support for this website!

Report: Yosemite Experiences
compatibility notes; user interface tips and comments; Mac App Store/Software Update issues; workarounds for the Sharing and Markup problems; disk formatting changes and related issues; auto-save issues and workarounds; Apple Mail experiences; network troubleshooting tips; the duplicate name problem; and more

 


From: MacOSXHints.com

Getting Java client apps to run the way you want
I sometimes find the Java setup on my various Apple devices to be a mystery.

Recently, I was trying to get a Java applet to run in the same way on 2 iMacs and my MacBook Air. The applet is a simple vpn client from Juniper that lets me access a Citrix Desktop from any Mac that I can install the Citrix receiver client on so I can work on 'Company stuff' from a large screen iMac when I'm sat at home or from my MacBook when I'm on the road (it works fine over 3/4G).

The first thing is that you have to do some configuring of both Java and Safari to get the applet to run at all.

Once that was all done, I could log in from all my Macs, fire up the applet and establish a secure connection.

On two of the Macs, as soon as I fired up the Citrix app, the Java vpn window would show 'error'. The console showed a Java crash. But on the third Mac, everything worked fi ...

Siri: workaround Content Not Available error
A few weeks ago, a number of people started reporting having trouble with Siri. Phrases like 'Call my wife' or 'Tell my dad' stopped working. Siri knew who those people were but proclaimed 'Uh oh, I don't have a phone number for Jane Isa Doe." and beneath, there's a message: "Content Not Available."

I debugged this for over an hour and on a hunch, found a workaround that seems to work for nearly everyone who has tried it. All you have to do is delete the middle name of the person in *your* contact card where it is stored as a relationship.

I'm not sure why that works; it shouldn't, but it does. That's why I call it a workaround instead of a fix. I figure Apple is mucking around with Siri and perhaps caused a bug or some sort of corruption.

I'd be curious to know from MacOSXHints users whether they are experiencing this problem in the first place and if the workaround works for you, too. I'd also like to understand why this works and why the problem even e ...

Older browser behavior changes in Google search
As of August 29, 2014, Google has decided to intentionally break old browsers. They say it's not a bug, it's by design here, even though Google's support page says it accepts Safari 4 as a fully supported browser.

If you want Google searches to go back to the modern style, you need to change your User-Agent string. For Safari, enable the Develop Window and use an option in there that works. Internet Explorer 9 (Windows) works, for example.

[crarko adds: I don't have an older system active at the moment to try this. It's inevitable that older software becomes obsolete, the same way older hardware does. I think the actual hint here is a reminder that if a site misbehaves, changing the user agent can be an effective troubleshooting tool.]

 


From:

 

Tech
From:

 


From: WIRED

The Physics of the Hendo Hoverboard
The Physics of the Hendo Hoverboard

This hoverboard looks like the real deal – unlike the recent fake hoverboard.  Although I’m not exactly sure how the Hendo Hoverboard works, I have a pretty good guess. Let’s look at electromagnetic repulsion physics that it might use. If you read the description on the kickstarter page, it says: “The magic behind the hoverboard […]

The post The Physics of the Hendo Hoverboard appeared first on WIRED.










The Future of Adobe?s App Interaction Looks Pretty Awesome
The Future of Adobe’s App Interaction Looks Pretty Awesome

Adobe recently released a video in which it showed off forward-looking features for its suite of apps on the tablet.

The post The Future of Adobe’s App Interaction Looks Pretty Awesome appeared first on WIRED.










Museum-Worthy Clocks Meant to Change Our Sense of Time?s Passing
Museum-Worthy Clocks Meant to Change Our Sense of Time’s Passing

The pieces were, according to the designer, ?almost a reaction, in a way, to the digitalization of time."

The post Museum-Worthy Clocks Meant to Change Our Sense of Time’s Passing appeared first on WIRED.










 


From: Gizmodo

The Queen Just Sent Her First Tweet

The Queen Just Sent Her First Tweet

Pray silence...for the Queen's first tweet. 88-year old Elizabeth II sent a message from the royal @BritishMonarchy account this morning to mark the grand opening of the Science Museum's new Information Age Gallery. Bless.

Read more...



This Is What Neurons Look Like When They Communicate With Each Other

Ping! Zip! Pew! Electrical impulses speed along the neurons of the brain at high speed?and now, scientists from Harvard have genetically engineered those very cells to produce light as they do so, in order to visualize how they work.

Read more...



Can You Help CERN Identify What's Happening in These Archive Images?

Can You Help CERN Identify What's Happening in These Archive Images?

As an institute full of scientists, you might think CERN was good at keeping records. But it's happened upon a stash of archived images that seem to make no sense whatsoever?and it wants you to help it work out what they show.

Read more...



 

Science
From: National Geographic News

World's Longest Snake Has Virgin Birth?First Recorded in Species
Thelma, a reticulated python, produced six baby snakes without the help of a male, new DNA evidence shows.

U.S. Indictment Accuses South African Brothers of Trafficking Rhino Horns
Safari outfitters allegedly duped hunters into paying extra to illegally shoot rhinos.

Highest Stone Age Campsite Reveals Grit of First Americans
Even without genetic adaptations to altitude, early hunters moved high into the Andes soon after people first reached South America.

 


From: BBC News - Science & Environment

Science chief warns on acid oceans
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.

EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut
The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.

North America experiences eclipse
Skywatchers in North America are treated to the final eclipse of the year.

 


From:

 



Privacy statement

Made with Mac
Mac and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
The Made on a Mac Badge is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., used with permission.

© Copyright 2006 - 2008 Engineering Art, LLC
Contact the editor in chief at