All Articles by Chris Parsons

Todo for Mac updated with new UI, customization options and bug fixes

While the folks from Appigo have been busy updating their fantastic Todo app for iOS, it was time for the Mac version to get some love as well and as such, v3.1.0 is now available on the Mac App Store.

This release covers quite a few things such as a new UI, new customization options and of course, the usual bug fixes and improvements. We've got he full change log for everyone to look through.

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Verizon now offering $60 single line plan with unlimited talk and text, 2GB of data

If you happen to be looking for a new smartphone plan and don't need a lot of data and only have one line to worry about, Verizon has now dropped a new plan that might be of interest to you.

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1Password for iOS now on sale, iOS 8 update to be free for existing users

Over the course of the its existence, 1Password has gone on sale many times at various different price points and once again, AgileBits has reduced the price. This time around, you can grab 1Password for iOS for only $9.99, which is grand total of 40% off the original price.

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iTunes 11.3.1 brings fixes for podcast bugs, update now!

While iTunes 11.3 brought iTunes Extras in HD to the Mac, it was also introduced some rather weird bugs when users attempted to listen to podcasts. In some cases, subscribed podcasts would stop updating with new episodes and iTunes would become unresponsive while browsing through episodes in a list.

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Check out the new Beats section on the Apple Online Store!

Now that Apple's acquisition of Beats has met regulatory approval, the company has welcomed Beats even further into the fold. A new section of Apple's online and mobile accessory store has been opened up and it's entirely dedicated to the selling of Beats products.

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Apple has confirmed the acquisition of Swell

On Monday, unconfirmed reports that Apple had acquired Swell, a popular radio and podcast compiler app available for both iPhone and iPad, began circulating from various sources. At the time, Re/Code had noted the deal was worth around $30M and while the financial details surrounding the acquisition remain a mystery, Apple has now confirmed the deal to The Wall Street Journal.

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Apple stores may soon accept iPhone sales through AT&T Next, T-Mobile JUMP and Verizon Edge

While there's plenty of arguments for and against carrier upgrade programs such as AT&T Next, T-Mobile JUMP and Verizon Edge it looks as though there's at least enough traction there to garner some attention from Apple. According to new information, Apple appears to be readying a significant upgrade to their retail sales plans by firing up a pilot program for customers to be able to purchase a new iPhone through such carrier upgrade programs.

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New photo shows faster Retina MacBook Pros with 16GB of RAM could be in the works

If you weren't satisfied with the rumors of a retina MacBook Air and a 4K desktop weren't enough for you, maybe the thought of faster Retina MacBook Pros with a standard 16GB of RAM will grab your attention. That's what a new image from Chinese forum Feng allegedly shows off, though it remains unverified by Apple.

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Apple reportedly acquired BookLamp startup earlier this year for $10-15 Million

When it comes to acquiring smaller companies, Apple has a bit of a history of trying to make it all happen as quiet as possible. Sometimes it works and other times, well it doesn't work out so well at all and folks spill the beans on them well before Apple is ready.

In the case of BookLamp, otherwise known as 'Pandora For Books' it seems they might have once again had their cover blown. Although the report from TechCrunch notes it happened earlier this year, if the report is correct that secrecy has finally come to an end.

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U.S. House clears legislation to make unlocking cellphones legal

Although most people generally don't think of it when they go to unlock their cellphone for another carrier, the process of doing so in the U.S. has been a topic of much debate involving consumers, the House of Representatives, and even the President of the United States.

For those unfamiliar, service providers like AT&T and Verizon typically lock their devices so they can only be used with their service. If unlocked, phones can be taken over to other carriers. This is hugely important for promoting healthy competition and empowering consumer choice, not to mention being very useful for travel.

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Madefire motion books and comics v2.0 update brings new storefront, larger images and better organization

Madefire Motion Books & Comics isn't exactly a new arrival in the Appstore but the if you've never checked out the app before, now is a great time to do so. The latest version, also known as v2.0, has arrived and it has brought along quite a few notable changes.

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Bose reportedly suing Beats over noise-canceling headphone technology

Looks like there might be a little bit of legal trouble for Beats and ultimately, Apple in the next little while. A new report coming out of CNBC and backed up by PriorSmart shows Bose has filed legal suit against Beats and is looking to assert five different patents against the organization. The patents in question revolve around noise-canceling technology used in Beats.

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Apple's new ad proclaims the MacBook Air is 'the notebook people love'

The MacBook Air is a pretty awesome piece of equipment and Apple knows it. A new commercial has hit the airwaves and it proclaims the MacBook Air is the "notebook people love". While it might not be the preferred laptop in Apple's lineup for everyone, those who have one generally don't hesitate to share how much they love the MacBook Air.

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EFI update to address rare wake from sleep issues on mid-2011 MacBook Air's now available

If you have a mid-2011 MacBook Air and have been experiencing issues with the system taking longer to wake from sleep than expected or your fans run at full speed when after waking device up, Apple has now made available a new EFI update that aims to address those problems.

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Yahoo scoops up mobile analytics firm Flurry to strengthen their mobile products

Yahoo has been on a mission to strengthen their mobile products for a while now and to push that envelope even further, the company has now announced they'll be acquiring mobile analytics firm Flurry after having reached a definitive agreement. Flurry, was started in 2008 and today has reached over 170,000 developers across 1.4 billion devices monthly with their services being offered to pretty much every mobile operating system out there one way or another.

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Australians can now take part in the Apple iPhone trade-in program, get up to A$250 off a new iPhone

Continuing the roll out of the iPhone Reuse and Recycling Program that started last year, Australians can now get up to A$250 towards the purchase cost of a brand new iPhone in-store. Any customer can bring in an iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5.

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GitHub releases a simpler, faster GitHub for Mac

GiHub for Mac is a pretty powerful tool that has always aimed to make code sharing easier for all and now, it has taken that to the next level with the release of a an even simpler, faster GitHub for Mac. The update is noted as a significant one that brings a simplified navigation and a renewed focus on your cloned repositories.

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Adobe plans to double down on Lightroom and Creative Cloud in light of Apple's Aperture announcements

With Apple kicking Aperture and iPhoto to the curb, the folks at Adobe are ready to pick up the pieces wherever they can. Specifically, they're letting it be known Lightroom and Creative Cloud Photography solutions aren't going anywhere any time soon. In fact, they have 'a rich roadmap of rapid innovation' in the works for desktop, web and device workflows in the coming weeks.

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Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor and MainStage updated to support ProRes 4444 XQ and more!

Although Apple has now laid Aperture to rest, they did note that development on Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro would continue and to back up that claim, they're now rolling out updates for Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor and MainStage through the Mac App Store.

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iWork for iCloud now remembers your last-used document settings and more!

The latest round of updates to iWork for iCloud have now begun rolling out to users and there's plenty of welcomed changes and improvements happening across the board. Some of the improvements apply to the service all around while others hit on key improvements for Pages for iCloud, Numbers for iCloud and Keynote for iCloud. First up, the apps specifically. According to The Loop

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