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.