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Redeem iTunes Gift Cards via Camera in iTunes 11

November 29, 2012 | 1 In Apple's just-released iTunes 11, users visiting the iTunes Store to redeem gift cards have a new option allowing them to simply take a photo of the code on the back of the card with their computer's camera in order to redeem their cards. The option, which requires a card containing a box around the code to assist with recognition, allows users to quickly and easily redeem gift cards without having to worry about accurately typing in the unique 16-character code. Users are also still allowed Read more [...]

Apple Ending Messages Beta for Lion Users Dec 14th

November 16, 2012 | Apple emailed users of the Messages beta on OS X Lion tonight that the beta program will end on December 14th. The Messages Beta program for Lion will end on Friday, December 14, 2012. We hope you’ve enjoyed the opportunity to preview Messages.  If you’d like to continue using Messages, upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion from the Mac App Store. Messages is one of many great new apps and features built right into OS X Mountain Lion. Learn More.  Thank you for your participation in the Messages Beta Read more [...]

Use Sophos antivirus? Warning!

November 5, 2012 | 1 A working exploit for Sophos 8.0.6 on Mac is available, however the techniques used in the exploit easily transfer to Windows and Linux, due to multiple critical implementation flaws described in the paper. Testcases for the other flaws described in the paper are available on request. Sophos has responded with a post on the multiple vulnerabilities and responds over and over that ‘Sophos has seen no evidence of this vulnerability being exploited in the wild’. But is that really good enough? Read more [...]

Apple’s New Fusion Drive

October 30, 2012 | 1 The end of October has been a pretty busy time for Apple. Not only did they introduce the Mac Mini, iMac, and the latest incarnations of the iPad and the new iPad Mini, they also announced a brand new storage option, a device they have dubbed the ‘Fusion Drive’. So what is it all about? And why is it different from other pieces of technology that already exists? Well, according to Apple, the brand new Fusion Drive is speedy and efficient. It is perfect for the more disk-intensive tasks, for Read more [...]

Final Cut Pro X Updates

October 29, 2012 | Released in April of this year, Apple’s Final Cut Pro X video editing software initially faced some pretty harsh criticism. Many videographers saw the new version as a step back, as it lacked a number of important features that they had grown accustomed to. These included multicamera editing and support for RED cameras. Users were also dismayed to learn that they would not be able to import projects from Final Cut Pro 7 without data loss. Apple stated that the revamped architecture of the new Read more [...]

Bad Piggies Review

October 29, 2012 | 5 The success of Angry Birds has of course led to many sequels. Despite the changes which were implemented in Angry Birds: Space, the concept was becoming a little bit tired. This is why I was excited when Rovio started teasing us with a brand new game. This time however, it would take place from the ‘eyes’ of the evil Piggies. Trust me, this game is like nothing you have ever seen before, and yes, it is amazing. Like the Angry Birds games, the concept behind Bad Piggies is incredibly simple. Read more [...]

Mountain Lion

October 17, 2012 | Many people consider installing a new operating system as a thing that is full of hassle. Therefore they only tend to move to another operating system under strong reasons. However, this has not been a big issue for the Apple’s new operating system. It has been titled as ‘Mountain Lion’ and it offers some great features to the users. Therefore, many people have upgraded their operating system to the new version to enjoy the latest benefits. Mountain Lion is easy to install through the Mac Read more [...]

Password Tips

October 9, 2012 | 4 No sane person would ever like someone else reading her email. Or for that matter some other person using her password and breaking into a financial institution. You should, therefore, choose a strong, secure password in such a manner that would be a hard nut to crack for others and easy for you to remember. The more random and mixed-up you make it, the harder it is for others to crack. Mind you, if your password is compromised, the password crackers will even take over your identity. A password, Read more [...]

Star Wars Episode IV as Text

October 9, 2012 | Star Wars Episode IV to your command line as animated text. You didn't read that wrong. Give it a try: from any command line, type telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl and sit back to watch the show. This is the least productive thing you'll do all day, but you know what they say about all work and no play.   Read more [...]

How to reset your AppleID (iTunes, iCloud) Password

September 26, 2012 | Downloading anything from the iTunes Store on your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad requires you to enter your AppleID password. The AppleID password is directly tied to your iTunes user account, which is in turn tied to your credit or debit card. If your AppleID is ever compromised or someone gets ahold of your password, they could potentially rack up a large amount of charges using that debit or credit card. It is always important to remember not to share this password with anyone. If you ever fear that Read more [...]