Wired Ranks the Rumors

As Christina Bonnington reports in Wired:

Each week, there are dozens of rumors, reports, and patent filings that hint at what’s coming out of Cupertino next. Some are legit, but many are totally bogus. As always, we’ve parsed the rumors, ranking them in order from “utterly ridiculous” to “duh, of course”. First up…

ASK AGAIN LATER: Thinner MacBook to Arrive by 2016

It, of course, gets better from there. PYBT: This Week’s Apple Rumors, Ranked From Dumbest to Most Plausible for all the juicy tidbits.

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Who are you and what do you do?

At The Sweet Setup:

Every week we try to post a new interview with someone about what software they use on their Mac, iPhone, or iPad. We do these interviews because not only are they fun, but a glimpse into what tools someone uses and how they use those tools can spark our imagination and give us an idea or insight into how we can do things better.

Today’s victim, er, interviewee:

I’m Alex Arena. I’m an undergraduate Computer Science student at ASU, and an instructor for the Tuts+ network. As a Tuts+ instructor, I spend my days researching, writing, and recording screencasts for other Mac enthusiasts. That skill set lends itself nicely to podcasting, so I do a bit of that as well.

You can catch Alex’s complete story here: Alex Arena’s sweet Mac setup.

“Back issues” can be found here: Sweet Setup Interviews.

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InfoManager for Monday, August 25th, 2014

by Lynn Wegley, InfoManager, with co-editor Fred Showker

What’s Here:
01 Wearable Technology news, views and reviews 1408-25
02 UGNN SafeNetting Report for August 25 2014
03 iPad InfoManager: Ready for September!
04 This week’s UGs on Facebook
05 Open Source Mac Software
06 Stop the Phone Books
07 iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program
08 iOS Business Card Scanner
09 60 Seconds: Cinemagraphs are moving pictures…
10 Quotes: Opportunities and the future Continue reading

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Reminder: Mac Class at Di-No

Tomorrow, at 2:00p, is the Mac Play class, focusing on iPhoto, at Di-No Computers.

Di-No Computers
2817 E. Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA  91107
(626) 795-6674

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Upcoming Mac and iPad Classes at Di-No

Di-No LogoDi-No Computers, in Pasadena, hosts a rotating set of Mac classes on Tuesdays from 2:00p to 3:30p; and iPad classes on the first and third Mondays of each month, also from 2:00p to 3:30p. These classes are all no-cost; feel free to contribute to the tip jar, though, if you feel so moved! The schedule for the next four weeks is as follows:

26 August 2014 Mac Play This class will focus on editing photos using iPhoto as well as creating projects in iPhoto
8 September 2014 iPad Basics This class will focus on the essentials of the iPad: gestures, settings, and using basic apps
9 September 2014 Intro to the Interface This class is an introduction to the Mac
16 September 2014 Navigating the Interface This class focuses mainly on organizing files and dealing with the Finder

Call Jordan at Di-No for further details, including what you should bring with you, etc. To subscribe to Di-No’s class-schedule calendar, click here.

Di-No Computers
2817 E. Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA  91107
(626) 795-6674

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Early iPhone 5 Battery Issues

Does your iPhone 5 hark back to between September 2012 and January 2013? Is the battery life not what it should be? Andrew Cunningham has a rather helpful article on Ars Technica, Apple announces battery replacement program for the iPhone 5.

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Wired Ranks the Rumors

As Christina Bonnington reports in Wired:

Each week, there are dozens of rumors, reports, and patent filings that hint at what’s coming out of Cupertino next. Some are legit, but many are totally bogus. As always, we’ve parsed the rumors, ranking them in order from “utterly ridiculous” to “duh, of course”. First up…

DON’T COUNT ON IT: Apple Explores an Intelligent Home Screen

It, of course, gets better from there. PYBT: This Week’s Apple Rumors, Ranked From Dumbest to Most Plausible for all the juicy tidbits.

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Battery Maintenance

Got a pre-mid-2009 MacBook or MacBook Pro? Calibrated your battery lately?? This is one of those good-for-your computer things you should know, and Dann Albright has several interesting steps you can take to keep that battery happy on MakeUseOf.

PYBT for all the details: Calibrate & Maintain Your MacBook Battery For Best Performance.

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, you missed a great hands-on follow-up to last month’s presentation; Marilyn suggests checking at lynda.com for more outstanding GarageBand courses and lessons. Apps & Traps was pretty informative, too.

At Coco’s, we contemplated french fry variations, cell phone OS wars, unexploded ordinance, and pros and cons of 3D printing.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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InfoManager for Monday, August 18th, 2014

by Lynn Wegley, InfoManager, with co-editor Fred Showker

What’s Here:
01 MUGs On Facebook: Wearable Tech, rumors, rolltop laptop, dedication to Robin Williams and more
02 InfoManager: Wearable Technology news, views and reviews 1408-18
03 UGNN Phishing Report: August and Back to School Phishing alerts
04 iPhone InfoManager: August Rumors again
05 Fifteen Secretly-Hidden Features of Mac
06 Ten Mac OS X Productivity Hacks
07 Atsumeru - the iOS GIF and Reaction Image Management App
08 Change the default search engine on iOS and OS X
09 PromptSmart for iOS
10 All-In-One Mobile 3D Modeling App rivals 3D workstation software
11 Quotes: Albert Schweitzer, BF Skinner and Frank Tibolt Continue reading

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