Text Expander is 30% off on August 17th – via MacUpdate

MacUpdate is running a 30% of sale on TextExpander. If you do not own this application and you are using a mac then you are not getting all you can out of your mack. Click the link below right now and go download the application. If you need help or don't know why you need the application then Google it and you will find all kinds of tips and tricks to use it.

One way I use is is to spell out the days of the week for me. I hate to type them all the time so all I type is the day of the week abbreviation and TexExpander expands it out tot he full [...]

News now out in dev beta – Funny Dig at Android

I was being shown the new  News Application today by a Developer when we noticed something very interesting. While selecting your initial news categories you are presented with a photo icon and name for each section. For example the Time Magazine tile was a shot of a recent cover.

While we were scrolling we came across the Tile for Android (Operating System) and noticed Tim Cook with a deep laugh as the image.

The image again appeared when I added the Android (Operating System) to my favorites section as you can see in the second photo.

***UPDATE***

As of 4:15pm eastern it [...]

Apple TV now the lowest cost streaming device with Exclusive HBO Now! 

With Apple announcing today that the  TV will be $69.00 they are the most cost effective streaming service out there. Along with the price drop they also announced their partnership with HBO Now. HBO Now will cost you $14.99 a month for their entire library of original shows and also its large catalog of feature films. Apple has the exclusive rights for the HBO Now content as far as streaming boxes are concerned. You will be able to access the service from a web browser.

For those of us who are cord cutters this is the first real step in al a carte TV services since the launch of the [...]

What Time is the March 9th Apple Watch event?

If you are like me, and don't live on the west coast, every time there is an Apple event I have to head over to google and do a time conversion search. Here is a little chart to help those of you who are not on Apple time.

Eastern Time: 1pm

Central Time: 12pm

Mountain Time: 11am

Pacific Time: 10am

Hawaii Time: 7am

London: 5PM

Berlin 6PM

Moscow: 8PM

If you want to watch it live with out commentary then you can watch the apple stream form an Apple TV or the Safari web browser.(Apple Live Stream) If you would like to have commentary while you watch you can check out the live stream at [...]

FCC sets new Net Neutrality Rules

This news is not specific to the Apple community but it is very important to anyone who uses the internet.  Today the FCC passed some very good net neutrality rules today. The new regulations include blocking ISP's form creating "Fast Lanes" for pay, give the FCC authority to intervene when big cable companies don't act in the public interest,  stop IPS's from blocking websites, and more.

The plan looks a lot like the "Open Internet Rules" president Obama asked for in his November 10, 2014 announcement.

The battle for true net neutrality is far from over as gizmodo outlines in [...]

How to manage your Safari bookmarks on your Mac

The fine folks over at the iCreate blog have published a very good workflow for Safari book mark management and organization. Give it a ready and get your bookmarks useable again.

How to manage your Safari bookmarks on your Mac

The only tip I will add on top of there article is to use the 1Click Bookmark method from 1 Password on your sites with log in information for a quicker experience.

1Click Setup

 

1Click Bookmark with 1Password

If you are using 1password for your password management (and you should be) then you need to use one of there lesser know features in your web browsers (Safari for me) bookmarks. To use the 1Click Book mark follow these 2 very easy steps.

  1. Find a Login in the main 1Password app that you want to access quickly
  2. Drag it from 1Password to the bookmarks bar of any browser the works with 1Password. (Needs to be one they make an extension for)

I keep a folder on my book marks pars with all of my different ones in it.