Tag Archives: 9 September

2x Diversity scholarships, London Mac User Group ready for 9/9, VMWare for Yosemite, Logitech keyboard for everything


Great Logitech idea: one keyboard for Mac, iPhone and iPad
Great Logitech idea: one keyboard for Mac, iPhone and iPad

Apple announces two $10K diversity scholarships for minorities in technology — Following a recent diversity report that revealed Apple employees are predominately white males, Apple revealed two Product Integrity Inclusion and Diversity Scholarships aimed at minority college students looking to pursue careers in technology. The scholarships would provide two eligible students with US$10,000 each for their educations.

London Mac User Group doing the 9/9 Apple keynote in style — Every year as the seasons begin to change, Apple has an event or two scheduled to announce the latest additions to the product line. And the London Mac User Group (LMUG) in England schedules a fun event for its members and others who want the excitement of being in Cupertino – without the long flight and jet lag. This year on September 9, LMUG has a special event scheduled to start at 1730 “in the Groovy Wonderland at the Tiger Tiger Nightclub just off Piccadilly in Central London. ”
[This all happens on NZ’s Wednesday 10th september, BTW.] Meanwhile, a week before the media event, a line has already formed outside the New York City Apple Store.

VMWare releases Fusion 7 with support for OS X Yosemite and Retina optimisation — Virtualisation firm VMWare on Wednesday announced the availability of VMWare Fusion 7, the latest release of its popular consumer virtualisation package brings compatibility with Apple’s upcoming OS X Yosemite as well as better performance.

Logitech’s new Bluetooth keyboard quickly switches between PC, tablet, and phone — Switching between three different devices while working is a real problem, albeit one of the first-world variety. Logitech’s new keyboard, with the turn of a dial, can connect to a computer, smartphone, and tablet simultaneously and quickly switch between them (pictured above). NZ availability TBA.

Apple times to event, judge rules, Apple mouse comic, Flash Pro 2014, Periscope Mac home surveillance


The Apple Timer site is available for other events
The Apple Timer site is available for other events

Apple Timer helps you count the minutes until the next Apple event — Apple Timer is a new project born out of the success of last year’s WWDCTimer. The website provides a simple countdown clock for each upcoming Apple event, down to the second. Currently the site lists the September 9 iPhone event and next year’s WWDC, but more events will be added as they become available.

Judge refuses to invalidate Apple patents — In the continuing legal tangle between Samsung and Apple, a federal judge has denied Samsung’s request to invalidate a pair of patents related to the iPhone’s slide-to-unlock feature and unified search, Mac Observer reports. Both patents are part of Apple’s infringement cases against Samsung, which have thus far swung firmly in Apple’s favor, to the tune of over US$1 billion across both rulings.

Comic: A history of Apple mice, part one — Macworld and Rich Stevens of Diesel Sweeties present Multitouch Theater, a weekly cartoon about Macs, iOS, and everything in-between. This week: An oral history of Apple mice, part one. [No, it’s not called ‘Maus’.]

Flash Professional CC 2014 review: Minor tweaks a boon to developers — With Flash Professional CC 2014 Adobe is slowly pushing Flash as a universal vector animation tool for Web designers. No longer limited to Shockwave Flash (swf), Flash can export to other formats such as WebGL, SVG, and HTML5. This is great for long-time Flash developers who need this flexibility, but Flash Professional CC 2014 also includes new features that allow designers to enhance their creative potential.

Periscope Pro review: Keep an eye on your domicile with this Mac surveillance app — Maybe you’re going out of town for a while; maybe you live in a rough neighbourhood; maybe you just wonder what your pets are up to all day. No matter the reason, the NZ$64.99 Periscope Pro from ZipZapMac can help you keep an eye on your domicile. Periscope Pro regularly takes video from your Mac’s camera, a connected webcam or a third party IP-enabled camera which can be anywhere. What triggers the recording is up to you.