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EssentialMac | 17/04/2015

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Apple Seeds First iOS 8.4 Beta To Developers With New Music App

15/04/2015 |

All-New Design. Music app has a beautiful new design that makes exploring your music collection easier and more fun. Personalize playlists by adding your own image and description. Enjoy stunning pictures of your favorite artists in the Artists view. Start playing an album right from the album list. The music you love is never more than a tap away.

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How to take screen shots on the Apple Watch

12/04/2015 |

Just in case you were wondering, yes it’s possible to capture the screen on the Apple watch. Going to be handy for those of us reviewing apps but wonder if SnapChat will report back you captured a screen shot?
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Apple Sport Watch Silver Aluminium Case with White Sport Band

10/04/2015 |

Well it’s 8.01am GMT and that means it’s the mad dash to order your Apple watch. However thats only if you tried to access Apple Store via the conventional web browser method you would be out of luck to all 8:13 AM. If like me you somehow forgot to use the Apple application on your iOS device you soon found out that you weren’t going to be getting the Apple watch for another 4 to 6 weeks.

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Netflix Threatens Crackdown on VPN users

09/04/2015 |

Netflix’s Rumoured VPN crackdown. It’s Rubbish

Not so long ago it looked like Netflix was hardcoding DNS entries right within their Android offering to stop VPN / DNS services such as UnoTelly from letting you watch content not available in your geographical area. Now it seems they really are doubling down on this.
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Apple Maps Data Gets Upgrade. TripAdvisor, Booking.com reviews surface in Maps data

07/04/2015 |

Apple maps looks like it’s starting to take itself seriously. Previously Yelp was the sole source of reviews and where to go but it’s obvious that Yelp’s popularity has wained recently. If you’re going to be a contender in the maps arena then new partnerships with Booking.com and Trip advisory make sense.

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Manfrotto KLYP+ the New All in One Photographic Solution for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

07/04/2015 |

Specifically designed to provide protection for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and enhance your ‘iPhonography’ skills, the KLYP+ case is constructed of strong polycarbonate to protect your device from scratches and falls. Each case comes with a small kickstand that props up the iPhone and, thanks to the tripod adaptor, allows you to connect it to any camera support.

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Mac & Forth PodCast Episode 51 – Velvet Rope

03/04/2015 |

We’re back again on the Mac & Forth that covers all things Apple with a slightly British take on things. Thanks to Karl and the Gang for having us back on and in this episode you’ll find.

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Mac & Forth PodCast Episode 50 Featuring EssentialMac.

26/03/2015 |

The good people over at the Mac And Forth podcast were good enough to let essentialmac come aboard and give their opinions on their 50th episode. From iPads being rolled out through parliament and some great side track conversations, if you’re looking for a Brit based podcast, gwan give us a listen, topics include.

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Edifier Launches MP211 Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Stylish speaker for your tablet, laptop or smartphone packs a punch!

26/03/2015 |

Completely portable with numerous audio options, the EDIFIER MP211 speaker provides a compact audio solution for any occasion or location. Users to easily navigate between the SD card input auxiliary input and Bluetooth input, whilst also being able to change … Read More

Glimpse, Preview Websites Right Within Notification Centre.

23/03/2015 |

Glimpse brings website previews to your notification centre letting you “glimpse” at sites without having to unlock your iPhone. Finally notification centre has something to make it less nagging (at least in my case).
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