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Pour lutter contre le sida, Apple devient (RED)

MacGeneration - 5 hours 29 min ago
Apple officialise son initiative pour lutter contre le sida en annonçant dès potron-minet le lancement effectif d'une section spéciale sur l'App Store. Cette vitrine, baptisée Apps pour (RED), propose d'ores et déjà 25 apps et jeux aux couleurs du fonds créé par Bono (lire : L'App Store vire au RED pour lutter contre le sida). Les icônes de ces logiciels virent au rouge pour l'occasion et du contenu spécial a été développé. Chaque fois qu'un utilisateur achètera un de ces contenus (en micro-paiement) ou une application, l'ensemble des gains seront reversés au Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida. Cette vitrine sera en ligne durant ces deux prochaines semaines, jusqu'au 7 décembre. Apple, qui est le principal contributeur au fonds (RED), n'est pas en reste. Le constructeur fera le don d'une partie des ventes (sans précision sur le pourcentage) de ses Apple Store en ligne et physiques dans le monde entier durant le Black Friday... Lire la suite sur MacGeneration






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Version finale et nouvelles fonctions pour Handbrake 0.10

MacGeneration - 5 hours 49 min ago
Handbrake 0.10 est finalisé. Le logiciel d'encodage vidéo garde sa numérotation baroque et continue d'avancer vers une parité fonctionnelle entre ses versions Mac, Windows et Linux [10,4 Mo]. Plusieurs composants internes ont été mis à jour, comme les librairies x264, lbbluray et libav ou ajoutés telles les librairies d'encodage VP8 (uniquement pour produire des MKV) et H.265 (encore en bêta et pas très optimisé). Plus particulièrement sur Mac, la partie permettant de nommer automatiquement les fichiers obtenus après des encodages s'est bien améliorée (c'est à trouver dans les préférences du logiciel, onglet General). On peut maintenant aussi associer par défaut, à un profil d'encodage, des réglages de sous-titres et de langue des pistes audio (lire De nouvelles options d'encodage avec HandBrake et Handbrake 1.0 va simplifier les encodages par lot). Pour les utilisateurs les plus pointus de cette application, la liste complète des changements est ici.






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Hands-on with Pinć, a $99 VR headset for iPhone 6 w/ Minority Report-style user interfaces (Video)

9 to 5 Mac - Apple Intelligence - 6 hours 59 min ago

Last week I met up with the people behind Pinć (Pinch), an under development VR headset that utilizes Minority Report-style user interfaces opposed to the mostly gaming experiences we’ve seen thus far from the competition. There are also a few other big differentiators for Pinc: it doubles as an iPhone case, uses hand gestures tracked by the iPhone’s camera for input, and includes a full SDK for developers built on Unity.

Pinć utilizes a wireless ring (or pinchers) on each hand that allow users to navigate with touchscreen-like hand gestures when tracked by the device’s camera. The experience allows for a much more intuitive controls familiar to touchscreen users and seems to make a lot more sense for immersive virtual reality than a controller or buttons used by other headsets.

All the apps currently running on Pinć were built by the company, but it plans on releasing an SDK that will offer devs a toolset for building mobile apps that support Pinć and utilize the company’s 3D user interfaces.

While the company is focusing on all casual, mobile app user interfaces rather than gaming like the Oculus Rift or other competitors, a big focus for Pinć is retail. The company plans to build its own virtual reality shopping mall that will allow users to shop at various retailers with a full on virtual reality experience for browsing, customizing and purchasing items. Pinć provided the following screenshots of what the shopping experience might look like when the product ships next year:

So far early prototypes of Pinć leave a little bit to be desired in terms of fit and finish, and the tech demo, which wasn’t yet running on Unity, was a little too early and buggy for me to pass judgement. I was able to wear an early prototype and navigate the UI pictured above, although the product I tried was far from finished (a 3D printed prototype actually) and the software was not up to snuff in terms of what’s promised in the videos as far as fluidity and ease of use. The company does, however, seem to be pretty confident that its latest build of the software running on Unity and tweaks to hardware in the coming months will bring the experience up to speed and ready to launch for devs and early adopters by spring of next year.

While the version I demoed in the video above is still in prototype mode, you can expect a finished product to look closer to renders the company provided below:

When it comes to hardware Pinć is certainly not the first accessory attempting to bring an Oculus Rift-style VR experience to mobile devices— Google recently launched its Cardboard experiment, Samsung has Gear VR for its Note 4, and other companies have similar products that utilize the iPhone’s display— but Pinć’s software, integration into a standard-looking iPhone case, and gesture based input system make it one of the most promising implementations I’ve tried yet.

The company is launching a crowd funding campaign for the project starting today with a Discovery Edition of Pinc available for $99 and shipping by June of next year.


Filed under: iOS Devices, Tech Industry Tagged: ocul, Oculus, Pinć, rift, Virtual reality, vr

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iPhones at Virgin Mobile nowhere to be found this holiday shopping season

9 to 5 Mac - Apple Intelligence - 8 hours 25 min ago

If you are planning on purchasing a new iPhone at Virgin Mobile this holiday shopping season, you are all but out of luck. While it somehow still sells the over three-year-old iPhone 4s, the prepaid carrier has not added the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to its smartphone lineup and lists last year’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models as out of stock.

Virgin Mobile claims that both the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are “temporarily out of stock,” although neither smartphone has been available through its website for quite some time. Meanwhile, Sprint sister company Boost Mobile carries the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 4s with no contract required in the United States.

Virgin Mobile is a prepaid subsidiary of Sprint, offering customers affordable monthly plans with no contract required. In return for cheaper monthly plans, the carrier charges much closer to full retail price up front for most of its smartphones compared to the subsidized prices that carriers like AT&T and Verizon offer based on a two-year contract.

It should be noted that while Virgin Mobile also exists as a prepaid carrier in other countries like Australia, Canada, France and the United Kingdom, each operates as an independent entity. In other words, this is why Virgin Mobile Canada, a subsidiary of Bell, does carry the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, while the Sprint-owned carrier does not.

We have reached out to Virgin Mobile for comment and will update this story if we hear back.


Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: iPhone 6, iphone 6 plus, Virgin Mobile

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Apple to donate portion of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales to Global Fund to Fight AIDS

9 to 5 Mac - Apple Intelligence - 8 hours 59 min ago

Apple has just announced a significant campaign to support World AIDS Day 2014 as part of its long-running (RED) program. The company will donate to the Global Fund to fight AIDS based on proceeds from its new Apps for (RED) section on the App Store, as well as a portion of online and retail sales made on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Apps for (RED) runs from November 24 through December 7 and consists of 25 apps with exclusive new content, in which all proceeds will go directly to the Global Fund to fight AIDS around the world. Participating apps include GarageBand, Star Walk, Threes, Angry Birds, Clash of Clans, FIFA 15, Clear, Cut The Rope 2 and several more.

Apple will also be providing customers with a (RED)-branded gift card on Black Friday based on the purchase of select products, and donating an undisclosed percentage of each sale. Just three days later, the iPhone maker will be donating an undisclosed portion of every sale made on Cyber Monday through its online and retail stores.

From Apple’s press release about the campaign:

“Apple is a proud supporter of (RED) because we believe the gift of life is the most important gift anyone can give,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “For eight years, our customers have been helping fight AIDS in Africa by funding life-saving treatments which are having a profoundly positive impact. This year we are launching our biggest fundraising push yet with the participation of Apple’s retail and online stores, and some of the brightest minds in the App Store are lending their talents to the effort as well.”

Apple has added a new page to its website to accompany the charitable campaign.

Proud to announce our largest-ever World AIDS Day campaign. Join us in the fight and help save lives. http://t.co/QzjaL8hExI #AppsforRED

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) November 24, 2014


Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Apple, Black Friday, campaign, charity, Cyber Monday, World AIDS Day 2014

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Apple、(RED)世界エイズデー2014キャンペーンを発表

2014年11月24日、Appleは本日、世界エイズデー2014に合わせ、Appleと主要なアプリケーションデベロッパがエイズのない世代をという目標の達成に向けて、お客様に(RED)への支援を呼びかけています。本日より2週間、Apps for (RED)というApp Store上の特設ページを設け、このキャンペーンのために特別に新しいコンテンツを用意した25のアプリケーションが提供され、すべての収益金がエイズ撲滅に向けたグローバルファンドに寄付されます。さらにAppleは、年間で最も多く買い物が行われる2日間、11月28日(金)と12月1日(月)の世界中のApple直営店とオンラインストアの売上金の一部を寄付します。[11/24]
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This weekend in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) - 9 hours 58 min ago
Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Fotograf [iPhone; Now...
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KGI: Apple to sell over 71M iPhones in holiday quarter, followed by sub-50M to start 2015

9 to 5 Mac - Apple Intelligence - 10 hours 28 min ago

KGI Research’s Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the few analyst/firms with a respectable record on Apple forecasts, updated its iPhone sales expectation numbers this weekend for the holiday quarter and Q1 of 2015.

Strong iPhone shipments in 4Q14. We forecast overall iPhone shipments will surge 82% QoQ to 71.5mn units in 4Q14, given robust demand for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus supply shortage implies not only robust demand, but also confirms our concerns regarding constraints within the supply chain. We believe 4Q14 iPhone shipments will be stronger if supply chain constraints are eased.

Kuo notes that the iPhone 5c and 4s which are still sold in emerging markets [like Virgin Mobile in the US?!] will be discontinued in 2015 after promotions that ironically will improve low end sales numbers in Q1 2015. Subsequently, average price per device sold will also drop significantly for Apple in Quarter 1…

The removal of the iPhone 4s and 5c will also make TouchID and features like Apple Pay ubiquitous across Apple’s phone lineup.

As for the iPhone 6/6 Plus mix, KGI expects it to settle at a 2:1 ratio favoring the iPhone 6 once supply constraints ease up. That is close to what we’ve seen from analysts and our own site.

9to5mac iPhone readers (via Google Analytics) over last week: Now more than 52% iPhone 6/plus 9to5mac.com/2014/11/21/iph… http://t.co/XQIC1yJdkL


Seth Weintraub (@llsethj) November 21, 2014

KGI forecasted a similar holiday spike/2015 fall for iPads last month.


Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Apple Inc, iPhone, iPhone numbers, KGI, Ming-Chi Kuo

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The Week in Review: news and features you don't want to miss

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) - 10 hours 58 min ago
Last week was a busy one with your favorite TUAW writers posting some excellent How-To guides, commentary and other informative news articles. Here's a quick roundup of our recent feature worthy posts you may have missed: News Square to accept...
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HandBrake Open Source video transcoder v0.10 released with hundreds of new features including H.265 and VP8 encoding

9 to 5 Mac - Apple Intelligence - 11 hours 33 min ago

The developers of Handbrake just announced the 0.10 update to their extremely popular and useful Open Source video transcoding product. Originally focused on ripping DVDs, the product now can be used for transcribing many different types of files/codecs to almost any other. Today’s headliner updates include H.265 and VP8 encoding.

  • The LibAV AAC encoder is now the default as FAAC has been removed.
    • This encoder is adequate for most, but until it improves a bit further, we have enabled support for the FDK-AAC encoder also.
      • This FDK option is a temporary measure until the LibAV encoder improves.
      • Note that FDK-AAC is much slower and will likely bottleneck the encode process, but will produce better quality audio.
  • H.265 encoder
    • Using x265 v1.4
    • This encoder is still early in it’s development, so is missing many H.265 features and optimisations.
  • Added VP8 Encoder (using libvpx)
    • Available in MKV files only.

Hit the download button in Handbrake or download here. Full change list below:

Encoders
We are introducing several new encoders with this release and replacing others.

  • Intel QuickSync Video
    is a hardware based H.264 encoder that is available on Intel CPUs. Currently, QSV is only supported on Windows but we hope to bring this to Linux users in the future. Thanks to the good people at Intel for making this possible!
  • H.265
    is now available through x265 1.4. While this encoder is still fairly new, we have seen some promising results come out of it. It’s still under heavy active development and is only going to improve over time!
  • VP8
    using the libvpx encoder. We have now deprecated Theora (VP3) in favour of VP8 which is a more modern encoder offering better quality encodes at lower file sizes.
  • LibFaac
    Has now officially been removed due to GPL compatibility issues, and replaced with the libav AAC encoder as the new default for Windows and Linux. In addition, we have added the FDK AAC encoder for Windows and Linux as a optional compile-time option. The Mac release will continue to use CoreAudio as the default.
  • As usual, we’ve updated a number of the core libraries including x264 and libav

Filters and Scalers

  • Denoise
    The new NLMeans filter offers much higher quality denoising. Our previous filter, hqdn3d, now accepts individual settings for each of the chroma channels (Cb, Cr).
  • OpenCL Scaling
    In addition to the default Lanczos scaling algorithm, HandBrake now offers BiCubic scaling on Windows via OpenCL. If the results prove positive, we may roll it out to other platforms in a future release. Thanks to the guys at AMD for building our OpenCL framework!

GUIs

  • Feature Parity
    A lot of work has been done to bring the user interfaces closer in terms of feature parity. We are now much closer than in any previous release.
  • Audio and Subtitle Defaults
    The audio and subtitle controls have been overhauled to support default behaviours which can be stored in presets. This simplifies the workflow for many batch encoding scenarios.

There are literally hundreds of other improvements, so check out the release notes for more details.

If you happen to discover any bugs or issues please tell us about them in the bugs forum or let us know via our IRC channels.

Download HandBrake 0.10.0


Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: DirectX, Graphics processing unit, H.265, handbrake, OpenCL, VP8

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A roundup of recent hardware reviews on TUAW

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) - 11 hours 58 min ago
Last week, we reviewed a variety of hardware and accessories that'll complement your favorite iOS or OS X devices. Here's a quick roundup of recent hardware reviews that you may have missed: Mr. iPhone, meet Mr. Coffee XVIDA iPhone/iPad...
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Cyber Monday Woche: Amazon startet ab heute mit 5.500 Preisangeboten im Viertelstundenrhythmus

Macnews.de, Mehr als nur News - 12 hours 2 min ago
Heute ab 9 Uhr startet die Cyber-Monday-Woche auf Amazon mit 5.500 stark preisreduzierten Angeboten. Darunter Smartphones, SSDs, Spielekonsolen und noch viel mehr...

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Cyber Monday Woche: Amazon startet heute mit 5.500 Preisangeboten im Viertelstundenrhythmus

Macnews.de, Mehr als nur News - 12 hours 2 min ago
Heute ab 9 Uhr startet die Cyber-Monday-Woche auf Amazon mit 5.500 stark preisreduzierten Angeboten. Darunter Smartphones, SSDs, Spielekonsolen und noch viel mehr...

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L'App Store vire au RED pour lutter contre le sida

iGeneration.fr - 12 hours 52 min ago
Apple, premier contributeur du programme (RED) qui finance la recherche sur le sida, a mis en place une nouvelle opération pour rapporter des fonds. En plus des traditionnels produits (RED) en vente sur l'Apple Store, c'est l'App Store qui vire au rouge pour la bonne cause. GarageBand [2.0.5 – Français – 4,49 € – iPhone/iPad – iOS 8 – 628 Mo – Apple] contient un nouveau pack de 300 boucles (RED) vendu en achat in-app uniquement jusqu'au 7 décembre — une fois acheté, le pack reste évidemment accessible après cette date. L'argent récolté par ces ventes est reversé au Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida. Apple a fait les choses en grand puisqu'elle a fait collaborer des éditeurs tiers à cette opération. Ainsi, on recense à l'heure de la publication de cet article Monument Valley, Threes!, Paper, Clear, Angry Birds et Cut the Rope 2 comme applications partenaires. Leur icône est temporairement rouge et elles disposent pour certaines de contenu spécial. Les mises à jour... Lire la suite sur iGeneration






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All the best app reviews last week on TUAW

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) - 12 hours 58 min ago
Last week was a busy one for apps in the iOS App Store, giving your favorite TUAW writers a chance to post some great reviews of the apps that grace their home screens. Here's a quick roundup of our recent reviews -- and a few app roundups -- you may...
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GarageBand, Star Walk, Threes and more apps go (RED) until December 7th, all proceeds going to charity

9 to 5 Mac - Apple Intelligence - 13 hours 36 min ago

A range of apps have been updated today with limited-time promotions, in aid of the (RED) charity. Apple has participated in the event with an update to GarageBand, offering a limited-edition In-App Purchase that makes over 300 new drum, guitar, synth and bass loops available as an In-App Purchase. All proceeds from the sale of this expansion pack go directly to the (RED) charity, which sends the money to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The In-App Purchase, which is priced at $0.99, will be available until December 7th.

Other notable developers are also participating, many of which including exclusive additional content. For example, Threes has been updated, with a fresh red theme and updated icon. Monument Valley has added one special (RED) level, Star Walk has added exploration of Mars, The Red Planet. The popular drawing app, Paper, has also participated with a red application theme and icon. The ‘Over’ app has made special edition font and artwork packs available for purchase. djay and Heads Up! are also taking part in the event. Like GarageBand, 100% of proceeds of app and IAP sales go to the (RED) fund.

Also included in the promotion: Angry Birds, Clash of Clans, FIFA 15, Clear, Cut The Rope 2. More are no doubt rolling out to the Store and we expect Apple to add a featured (RED) category soon collating them all.

Apple has gone all-out with this GarageBand update, even changing the app icon as seen above to a shade of red. Upon opening the app, users asked to buy the loops bundle to help AIDS with a (RED) themed introduction sequence. The loops are designated with a red icon inside the app itself, in contrast to the usual blue color. As of June, Apple’s (RED) promotions (which have included special-edition iPods and such in the past) totalled $75 million. Apple is the biggest contributor to the scheme.


Filed under: Apps, Developers, iOS, iOS Devices, Mac Tagged: #1 iOS app, Apps, charity, GarageBand, Icon, promotion, red

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(GarageBand)RED Loop Pack, nuevo pack para Garageband por tiempo limitado y una buena causa

Applesfera - 14 hours 8 min ago

Apple acaba de lanzar una actualización de GarageBand con una colección limitada de instrumentos que podremos comprar, (GarageBand)RED Loop Pack. Este pack ofrece a los usuarios una colección de 300 guitarras, bajos, sintetizadores y percusión de diversos géneros.

Lo especial del mismo es que sólo estará disponible hasta el 7 de diciembre de 2014 a través de la propia aplicación. Pasado ese día desaparecerá pues se trata de una acción especial por la que se donará el 100% de los ingresos para la iniciativa RED que lucha contra el SIDA, la tuberculosis y la malaria.

Claro que los bucles estarán permanentemente en el navegador de bucles de GarageBand. Así que si sois usuarios de GarageBand y tenéis interés en este paquete ahora no sólo os beneficiaréis con ellos sino que estaréis contribuyendo a una buena causa.

En la App Store | GarageBand

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La noticia (GarageBand)RED Loop Pack, nuevo pack para Garageband por tiempo limitado y una buena causa fue publicada originalmente en Applesfera por Pedro Santamaría .








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Siri frente a Cortana ¿Quién la tiene más grande?

Tengo un Mac - 14 hours 28 min ago

El anuncio del que os vamos a hablar hoy es uno de esos que no se andan por las ramas y dejan las cosas claras desde el principio, desde el mismo título, incluso.

Y es que Microsoft ha tenido la ocurrencia de lanzar un nuevo spot publicitario en el que bajo el epígrafe “Siri frente a Cortana: Más Grande” (“Siri vs. Cortana: Bigger”, en el original), compara su propio asistente virtual con el de Apple, centrándose en los recordatorios conceptuales y las alertas de tráfico, dos funciones que precisamente no posee Siri.

En el anuncio, Ambos asistentes virtuales mantienen una especie de conversación donde Cortana no para de preguntarle sus nuevas habilidades, ante las que Siri únicamente acierta a responder que solamente se ha vuelto más grande con el nuevo iPhone 6 y iPhone 6 Plus.

¿Puedes ofrecer recordatorios basados en quien llamo o escribe? No, pero ahora soy más grande. ¿Y puedes aconsejar las mejores rutas en base a los informes de tráfico? No, pero ahora soy más grande.

Y así…

Cortana es la apuesta de Microsoft como asistente digital de su plataforma Windows, bautizada como la Inteligencia Artificial del popular y aclamado videojuego Halo y con la voz de la actriz Jen Taylor, en Redmond buscan intentar resultar lo más real y humano posible.

Siri es posiblemente su competidor por excelencia y Microsoft quiere dejar bien claro con anuncios como este que hay cosas que el asistente de Apple no puede hacer y que el suyo sí.

Esta no es la primera vez que Microsoft intenta comparar sus productos con los de la manzana, ya sea intentando ridiculizar a Siri o comparando su las características y la portabilidad de su Surface con el MacBook Air.

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Aperture Resource Finds

Inside Aperture - Sun, 23/11/2014 - 22:59
It's always a good idea to refresh your knowledge of Aperture, and with every new resource there may be little nuggets of information that you weren't aware of to help with your workflow. I recently came across a series of.... Steve Simon 2009-02-05T05:48:53-08:16
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New and improved iLife Media Browser good for Aperture users

Inside Aperture - Sun, 23/11/2014 - 22:59
It was somewhat unexpected but Apple released on Monday (January 26, 2009) a 2.66MB update to its iLife Media Browser. The media browser is the "link" that allows different iLife apps to easily and conveniently access media such as photos,.... Dominique James 2009-01-27T10:49:11-08:19
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