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Free Super Bowl advertising for Apple reinforces its marketing prowess.

February 18, 2012 | 1 At an estimated cost of $3.5 million per 30-second commercial, advertisers on the Super Bowl paid a hefty amount for NBC's coverage. But marketers who shelled out the big bucks looking for big results can no doubt take a deep sigh of financial relief as the estimated total TV audience of more than 111 million not only set an audience record but reassured the advertisers that their commercials were seen and noticed. Yet it was interesting to note that one of the biggest worldwide companies around Read more [...]

Saving PDF’s In OS X

February 18, 2012 | Portable Document Format files, or PDFs, have become the standard for sharing documents online. While not everyone uses the same software to create documents, virtually anyone can view PDFs on their computers. if you use a Mac, you also have the ability to easily create PDFs. Saving a file as a PDF maintains its formatting, layout, and fonts regardless of the programs and fonts present on the destination computer. PDFs can be opened on both PCs and Macs using Adobe Reader, a free downloadable program. Read more [...]

Expected System Requirements Of OS X 10.8

February 18, 2012 | With every new version of Mac OS X comes new system requirements, and as expected a few machines are getting cut from the list of compatible Macs. The newer the Mac the better, but here is what we know so far about system requirements for OS X 10.8: Basic System Requirements for OS X Mountain Lion: 64-Bit Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better required Ability to boot into OS X 64-bit kernel Advanced GPU chipset required Internet connection required to download and install OS X 10.8 You Read more [...]

Empty Safari’s Cache

February 18, 2012 | Do you get frustrated as your internet browser takes longer and longer to load sites? After a few weeks of heavy use, do you sit tapping your fingers while websites load line by line... All internet browsers hold information on sites visited. Temporary files are stored by the browser in order to load the site quicker should there be a slow connection speed. These files are commonly known as the cache and your computer will have a certain amount of memory set aside for them. This is the way Read more [...]

Jailbreaking

February 17, 2012 | Apple designed the iPhone to be locked into their system. Only Apple-approved applications, music, movies and TV shows are downloadable from the Apple iTunes store. There are numerous third-party applications available that Apple does not support. Downloading this third-party application requires a jailbroken iPhone. The jailbreak process unlocks the iPhone file system so you can download third-party applications, themes and utilities from the Cydia store. Jailbreaking involves downloading a free Read more [...]

Mozart + iPad

February 17, 2012 | Does your child exhibit musical ability? Do you have access to an iPad? If the answer to both of these questions is “yes,” you have what you need to begin training the next Mozart. The iPad has the potential to revolutionize the way children are taught to play the piano. More and more apps are being added to the App Store that are designed to help children of all ages learn how to read musical scores and find the notes on a virtual keyboard. Granted, playing on a virtual keyboard is not the Read more [...]

iBooks Textbooks

February 17, 2012 | On Thursday, January 19, Apple announced its entrance into the textbook industry. Since the introduction of the e-book concept and the eventual rise of e-book readers it was an inevitable conclusion that someday school books would take their place in history and be replaced by an electronic media which would have the ability to incorporate multiple texts in a portable device. it’s actually a little surprising that it took so long for anyone to make the transition. Whatever reasons there may be Read more [...]

iTunes U

February 17, 2012 | Apple's latest foray into the education world resulted in an expanded iTunes U program. iTunes U is an application available from the iTunes App Store that lets you download and listen to lectures from the top professors from various accredited universities such as Harvard, Stanford and Yale. Apple is providing an amazing opportunity for consumers with an iOS device to get a free education from pioneers in their industries iTunes U comes with various categories of audio files including business, Read more [...]

iPhone Screen On Your Desktop

February 17, 2012 | The Apple iTunes store comes with many games to play on your iPhone. The problem is the iPhone screen is limited in size and can be hard on the eyes Using a VNC software program, you can easily get your iPhone on your computer screen to play on a bigger screen. You need a jailbroken iPhone, VNC software program and the Veency iPhone application. This process does not work on a stock iPhone. You must be jailbroken to download the Veency software from the Cydia store.Download a VNC Software Program Read more [...]

Making Website Shortcuts in iOS

February 17, 2012 | The Apple's iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) let you surf the lntemet on the go. For your favorite websites, you can create a bookmark inside of Safari to easy navigate to that website. An alternative method is to create website shortcuts on your iOS home screen (springboard). These shortcuts appear like your iOS applications and only need to be tapped in order to open the website. These iOS website shortcuts are easily created using the Safari application. How to Create Website Shortcuts Read more [...]