Love automation stuff like this. I personally use the second listed method (Proximity + AppleScripts) on my work machine for when I walk away and return.
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Apple and its iOS Maps application have gotten a lot of flack for the lack of quality and features within the navigation, and rightfully so, but it turns out the app tends to give better directions than the Google Maps and Waze competitors.
There’s been a fair bit of controversy surrounding the successor to Apple’s dock connector — especially the price.
A recent teardown of the Lightning Digital AV adapter (Lightning to HDMI) shows the thing is a little computer — a mini AirPlay device, which does really help justify the price quite a bit.
Sign me up. I love my last generation iPod Nano as a watch. Something that interfaced with my iPhone while it was still in my pocket would be great.
If it’s half as cool of the concept and promise of the [barely] now shipping Pebble watch, I’m all over it.
While all of these aren’t gems or winners, it is very cool seeing the way people are using the plethora of sensors in modern Mac hardware.
Fellow Apple fans should find this as funny as I did. By now, I’m sure you’ve seen the iPad Mini commercials playing “Heart and Soul.” This riffs on that commercial and concept.
Pretty amusing IMHO.
With the ousting of Apple’s Scott Forstall, and the subsequent reorganization that put Jonny Ive in charge of all things design at Apple, the skeuomorphic design elements in iOS and OS X that so many of us lothe should drop to the way side in the future.
But if you don’t want to wait until then, I found a great little tweaks app — with flavors both for Lion and Mountain Lion. It does some great little tweaks to optimize and clean up the look and feel of the latest two OS X versions.
I love these type of tweaking apps. You can do some nice things like removing the leather from the Contacts and Calendar apps, show the hidden Library folder, hide spotlight search, just to name a few. Sure, all these can be done via Terminal, but the GUI makes it super simple and fast to toggle this stuff on and off.
Guess I’m not the only one who signed up for iTunes Match, and fully doesn’t get everything it does, though replacing all my many ripped CDs (most at 128kbps) with 256 kbps is worth it alone.
For me, it’s a pretty good deal. Your mileage may vary.
This is a total bummer, but not in the least surprising. Siri and the camera are the two real differentiators of it over older versions of the iPhone.
Let’s keep in mind too that Siri is still in beta, and still being ramped up. I’m more interested to see how it evolves and if and when it’s integrated into other products.
I don’t think it comes as a shock to anyone at the announcement tonight that he has passed away. Yet at the same time, it is shocking. Steve Jobs was and is Apple.
Rest in peace, Mr. Jobs. Thanks for all the great products over the years.
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