The (almost) free lunch promised by Bitcasa of unlimited cloud storage for just $99/year is coming to an end, and the company has also informed users that they will need to manually migrate all data to a new backend by 15th November or it will be deleted.
Bitcasa was able to offer low-cost “infinite storage” because it figured that most users would have only a relatively small proportion of unique content. As I mentioned in my comparative review:
The company estimates that most people have no more than 25GB of unique content on their computers, the rest – music, movies, etc – being content held in common with other people. For that data, Bitcasa stores only one copy of the file, with the rest of our backups containing a pointer to it.
But, says, Bitcasa, some people have been “abusing” the facility, which seems to be a reference to businesses storing large quantities of data in what is supposed to be a personal account.
While that may seem understandable, what is rather less so is giving users such a short time to migrate their data before it is lost, especially when the company’s support document recommends that people do this one folder at a time.
We recommend that you do not drag all your files and folders at once. Instead, drag one folder at a time and wait for it to complete before moving onto the next file/folder.
Those on unlimited subscriptions are being offered a choice of 1TB for the same $99/year, or 10TB for a rather eye-watering $999/year. The company says that only 0.5% of its subscribers have more than 1TB of data.
Filed under: Apps Tagged: 15th November, Bitcasa, Cloud backup, Cloud storage, Data, Online backup, Online storage
Les tests des nouveaux iMac Retina et Mac mini 2014 se poursuivent depuis leur arrivée à la rédaction, et nous vous livrons aujourd'hui des premiers benchs comparés de nos modèles de test.Avant de passer à l'iMac Retina, intéressons-nous d'abord au nouveau Mac mini, une machine qui n'a pas fait que des heureux. Il faut dire qu'Apple a amputé la gam...
“China is a really key market for us,” said the CEO. “Everything we do, we are going to work it here. Apple Pay is on the top of the list.”
Cook also said that people would find the Apple Watch to be a must-have product.
“We are going to wonder how we ever lived without it,” said Cook, “That’s the real test of a great product: you wonder how you live without it. And I think that’s going to happen to the Apple Watch.”
Asked about Wednesday’s meeting with Chinese premier Ma Kai, in which Cook is believed to have delicately raised the issue of an iCloud phishing attack alleged to have involved the Chinese government firewall, the Apple CEO said only that the discussion had been “very open,” “fascinating” and “impressive.”
It was also revealed that the iPhone worker he spoke with at the Foxconn factory had been taking part in Apple’s Supplier Employee Education and Development (SEED) program, in which employees are offered free courses in English, computing and other topics.
Filed under: AAPL Company, Apple Watch Tagged: Apple, Apple pay, Apple watch, china, Cook, Foxconn, icloud, iPhone, Ma Kai, Tim Cook, Xinhua News Agency
Life Analytics seems to want to do what Moves tried to do: provide you with a record of everywhere you've been but with some graphs to show you how you divide your time among the places you inhabit or visit. However, unlike Moves, which was purchased...
With Skitch, taking, annotating, and sharing screenshots or images is as fun as it is simple.Communicate and collaborate with images using Skitch and its intuitive, engaging drawing and annotating features.
Barcody makes creating barcodes a piece of cake. Create barcodes series in no time. Barcody supports Linkback Technology as well as 31 different barcode types. Print barcodes on label sheets. Send barcodes via email directly from Barcody.
Barcody offers the following 31 barcodes:
Thanks to LinkBack technology you can not only place barcodes from Barcody easily in iCalamus, the Publisher for OS X, but also change them directly in Barcody and update them in iCalamus documents very easy.
Music Collector lets you catalog your CDs in a database automatically. Just insert a CD in your CD-ROM drive, scan its barcode or type artist and title to download all data from various sources on the Internet. Use the integrated TWAIN support to scan cover images directly into the program. Browse your collection by different organizing factors and use the integrated Loan Manager to track which CDs you loaned and to whom. The demo version of this app caps your database at 100 CDs.
OS X 10.10 Yosemite compatibility
El nuevo OS X Yosemite nos adentra en un mundo de opciones nuevas que pueden ser realmente útiles para los usuarios que nos gusta ‘cacharrear’ un poco la interfaz de nuestro nuevo OS X para cambiar o mejorar algunos aspectos. Apple nos por las cosas fáciles y no es necesario ser un experto para llevar a cabo estos pequeños cambios en las transparencias o en el contraste de nuestra pantalla, así que vamos a ver esta posibilidad con más detalle, para que sirve y la manera de activarla.
No todos los usuarios somos iguales y es evidente que los cambios en la interfaz de OS X Yosemite pueden gustar más o gustar menos, pero al menos podemos retocar estas pequeñas cosas en nuestro Mac para hacerlo un poco más personalizado a nuestro estilo y gusto. También existen herramientas de terceros para llevar a cabo pequeños cambios en la interfaz de nuestro OS X Yosemite como cDock.
Apple lo pone fácil si queremos aumentar el contraste del texto en nuestro Mac la tarea no es para nada complicada, de hecho está en las mismas opciones donde activamos y desactivamos las transparencias, así que veamos cómo activarlo. Lo primero es acceder al menú Preferencias del Sistema y después pulsar en Accesibilidad. Ahora en las opciones de Pantalla pulsamos sobre Aumentar contraste y listo.
Ahora se producen dos cambios significativos, el primero es que la posibilidad de activar y desactivar las transparencias se desactiva de forma automática y ya no es posible modificarlo (se queda en ese tono gris claro) vamos que se suprimen. Lo demás evidentemente es que cuando abrimos una ventana veremos un mayor contraste en el texto, aquí un ejemplo:
Ahora con el contraste activado:
Se puede ver el cambio en el texto además de los cambios en las transparencias de las ventanas y el Dock.
Movie Collector lets you catalog your DVD movies in a database automatically by just typing the movie title or scanning the DVD barcode to download all data from various sources on the Internet. Browse your collection by a series of organizing factors, or use the Thumbnail View to view your cover images. Use the integrated Loan Manager to track which DVDs you loaned and to whom. The demo version of this app caps your database at 50 movies.
OS X 10.10 Yosemite compatibility
Ron Johnson, who headed up Apple’s retail operations for almost 12 years, has raised $30M in funding for an intriguing-sounding online shopping service due to launch next year, reports the WSJ.
The new company is called Enjoy, and Mr. Johnson says its goal is to change the way people buy and use the “things that matter” in a world in which consumers start their shopping online [...]
Johnson is not giving much away about what Enjoy will offer, but said that it’s designed to help bridge the gap between offline and online shopping for more complex and expensive products.
Enjoy aims to help shoppers develop a connection with new products, in the way that Apple Stores let shoppers try its products. For example, Mr. Johnson said it is hard for customers to understand the capabilities of a new product like a GoPro camera from shopping online.
The Apple background doesn’t end with Johnson, who was SVP of Retail Operations from January 2000 to November 2011: he’s also brought on board Jerry McDougal, a former retail VP at Apple, and creative director Tom Suiter, who played a key role in the iMac campaigns and in-store graphics for Apple Stores.
Filed under: Tech Industry Tagged: Apple, Apple Store, Enjoy, GoPro, iMac, iPad, Johnson, Reuters, Ron Johnson, Tom Suiter
ExpanDrive builds cloud storage in every application, acts just like a USB drive plugged into your Mac. With ExpanDrive, you can securely access any remote file server directly from the Finder or even the terminal. ExpanDrive supports:
WhatSize allows you to quickly measure the size in bytes of a given folder and all subfolders and files within it. You would be surprised at how many useless files might be laying around on your hard disks. The files and folders are automatically sorted by size, with the biggest sizes first. WhatSize helps find out what files are taking up all of that space. Then it makes it really easy to remove or move those files. You'd be surprised how many useless files are lying around on your Mac's hard disk.
While the app is measuring a folder the user can browse the files within that folder and immediately see the size in bytes. Hidden files, cache files, directories will all show up with their corresponding size. This application is similar to the ancient NeXTSTEP, DarkForest.
Once the measuring of a folder has ended the user can also view the information by filtering for particular file sizes or types. The user can also move unwanted files and folder in the corresponding Trash bin similar to the Finder's Delete button.
Version 6.0.8: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Graphic Inspector provides extensive info on entire folders of images and vector graphic files and helps locate potential problems according to user-defined rules. Graphic Inspector is a professional checkup tool which is designed to help users of any trade, whether it's print, Web design, or digital photography.
"With its combination of price, utility, and thoughtful design, Graphic Inspector is a rare gem" - Jay Nelson, Layers Magazine
The program will go through batches of files and display extensive info on their attributes:
Still und leise, ohne vorherige Ankündigung, hält Apple die neuen iPad-Modelle (iPad Air 2 und iPad mini 3) ab heute auch in den eigenen Lagergeschäften vorrätig. Warteschlangen wie zuletzt bei iPhone 6 dürfte es deswegen nicht geben.
Themen: iPad Air 2: Preise, Daten und Details, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad Air, iPad mini , Apple Store, Apple Special Event Oktober 2014
An iOS developer said Apple demonstrated that their app could be used to surf for porn by sending them a screenshot containing a pornographic image. Carl Smith shared the story of the rejection of Wave, an app for browsing Instagram and public images, in a blog post.
It turns out Apple thought the best way to tell us our app could be used to surf porn was to surf for porn using our app. Then send us some pictures and say take a look at these! Except they said, “Please see the attached screenshot for more information.” So with no warning [...]
They sent us a picture of a guy masturbating.
With great irony, Apple’s email contained no warning that the attachment was pornographic.
But no, they just sent porn to our employees without warning. Porn that our employees found offensive.
A censored version of the photo appears at the bottom of the blog post.
Apple has guidelines for reviewers asking them to help developers understand the reason an app has been rejected by illustrating with screenshots where possible, but we suspect this particular example may contravene another Apple guideline or two …
Filed under: AAPL Company, Apps Tagged: App Store, Apple, Blog, blogging, Carl Smith, Mobile app, Pornography, Wave
Roccat Browser is an amazing browser from the fludium family. It is an amazingly fast Web browser, which has some great features such as:
Insights is 64-bit parallel software for building predictive models from data automatically. Taking observational data that describes a problem, system, or process, the software constructs a working mathematical model. Compatible with data stored in a variety of popular formats (e.g., Microsoft Excel), its AI-powered, self-organizing, modeling algorithms allow users to easily extract new and useful knowledge to support decision-making.
Whether applied to sales prediction, financial and resource planning, engineering problems, climate change, health or life sciences related questions, or mining collections of data from government agencies, KnowledgeMiner opens up a wealth of new possibilities to individuals, small business owners, and scientists that were previously available only to large entities that could afford expensive data mining applications. Users in nearly any field can employ the easy-to-use software to analyze noisy data sets and build powerful models, which can be used to help to gain new insights into complex phenomena, predict future behavior, simulate "what-if" questions, and identify methods of controlling processes.
Barnyard Blaster is a unique shooter with one goal, prevent all animals from escaping. Use six unique weapons, from flame throwers to rocket launchers, to stop ten species of animals from crossing the environment. Barnyard Blaster features rich 3D graphics in eight different environments, a great soundtrack, as well as online achievements and high scores. The replay value will keep you occupied for countless hours. With hundreds of potential strategies, which one will result in the best high score? Enjoy the addicting gameplay of Barnyard Blaster on the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Note: The demo version is currently at 1.07. The version available for purchase is 1.06.
With CloudPlayer you can easily control SoundCloud from the menu bar. The menu bar shows the current playing track and you can easily toggle play/pause and switch to the next or previous song. You can even control SoundCloud with the media keys on your keyboard.
Notability is a powerful note-taker to annotate documents, sketch ideas, record lectures, take notes and more. It combines, typing, handwriting, audio recording, and photos so you can create notes that fit your needs. With iCloud support, your notes are always available on iPad, iPhone and Mac. Anytime, anywhere.
Notability is optimized for Mac:
Capture memorable notes with these essential features:
Replay your notes
Mark up documents and forms
Notability makes it easy to organize, backup and share your notes
iCloud syncs your notes on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Make sure iCloud is turned on in Notability on iPad and iPhone to sync with your Mac.