Apple killing Messages Beta for OS X Lion on December 14

We knew this was going to happen. Those who downloaded Messages when it was available in beta version for OS X Lion will have to consider their alternatives.

Message Beta ends December 14

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New Evernote now out

Evernote announced an update of their app some time ago. Now Evernote 5 is finally out.

Evernote 5 is now available for downloading.

Download the app from the Apple App store:Evernote - Evernote

You can also get it from the Evernote website. Also available are versions for iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Windows, and Windows: Go to the Evernote download page

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Why Ehon is a great free epub book reader for OS X

I think I have a new favorite ebook reader for OS X. That, my friends, is Ehon. It’s meant to be a digital comic book reader and it’s a good one, too, able to open comics in CBR and CBZ formats.

Ehon is great for reading digital comic books. It’s also a fantastic ebook reader that supports epub.

But Ehon also supports epub files and there are a number of reasons why it makes a great ebook reader.

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What is the sound of one facepalm clapping? iPhoto face detection fail

When facial recognition fails.

Apple’s iPhoto app for OS X can do fantastic things with its facial recognition feature. But when it fails, well, sometimes it gets weird.

What is the sound of one facepalm clapping?

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The best free ebook readers for iOS

There are many great, free ebook readers for iOS. This is the bookshelf of the Apple’s iBooks app. (Photo from Apple.com)

Stanza seems to be running again since its “demise” about a year ago. Good thing, too, as it gives you more choices in reading books on iOS, though development on the app seems to be frozen up to now.

There are, of course, many ebook readers on the iOS app store for the iPhone, the iPod Touch, and the iPad, including Apple’s very own iBooks app.

The following are some of the best, free ebook readers for iOS. Note that while the apps are free, many books need to be purchased from an ebook seller. Free books are available online on Project Gutenberg and other websites.

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How to turn on/off Dropbox automatic camera uploads in OS X

It is convenient to have have camera uploads in Dropbox. With camera uploads turned on, whenever you connect a camera or an iPhone, your Mac can automatically copy the photos in the Camera Uploads folder and so that Dropbox can sync the pictures in your Dropbox account.

It is therefore very helpful to know how to turn this on, and when you prefer, how to turn this function off.

How to turn on/off automatic camera uploads in Dropbox

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How to turn on photo stream in iOS

It’s easy to turn photo stream on or off in iOS. The following steps assume that you are logged in to your iCloud account on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.

Start by tapping the Settings app.

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This is the iPad Mini

Introducing the iPad Mini.

Read more about the iPad Mini on Apple’s website: the iPad Mini

What do you think of Apple’s new product?

Comical, a great free CBR and CBZ comics reader for OS X, but not for Mountain Lion

Laptop and desktop computers are a great way to read comics. One of my favorite comic book readers for the Mac is Comical. Comical is free and it can read CBR and CBZ files and is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux. But there’s a catch.

Comical for OS X 10.2 to 10.6. Image from Comical website.

Comical runs on older Macs running OS X 10.3 Panther (see screenshot above, from the developer’s website) and OS X 10.2 Jaguar.

I’ve used it on OS X 10.4 Tiger and OS X 10.5 Leopard. It should also run on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Unfortunately for Comical fans using newer Macs, the app does not run on OS X 10.7 Lion 10.7 or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. It’s a pity because Comical is a mighty good comic book reader.

Download Comical for OS X 10.2 to 10.6:

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Mountain Lion OS X gets update 10.8.1

Apple recently released an update of Mountain Lion version 10.8.1 with fixes for Migration Assistant and iMessage. Apple on this page lists the fixes included in the upgrade.

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