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Siri is a popular feature of the iPhone internationally but not so much in New Zealand, unless you are good at imitating an American accent. A few weeks ago I asked our Facebook fans whether they can use Siri in New Zealand, the results were very mixed but the general consensus was that the Kiwi accent was just too good for Siri.
That being said, it looks like Siri could be coming to Mac OS X, read on to see the details……Read More
With Mac computers, iPhones, iPads and iPods being very highly sought after, there is a handful of people that would do anything to get their hands on one. In light of this I have found a very cool product to help you get your stolen Apple property back.
Orbicule has a product called Undercover 5 which gives you everything possible to get your stolen device back.
Once installed on your Mac, every time the application is opened the exact location of the device is stored. You can log into your on-line account and open the application remotely to do this. You can view all of its previous locations as well as its current location.
Once activated for a Mac you can see screen shots, photos taken and everything that the thief has typed on your computer. Undercover makes it easy for you to lodge a police report with your local office by compiling all of the locations, screen shots and key log files together.
“Apple’s Find My device feature pales compared to Orbicule’s Undercover 5″
If all of that does not work, Undercover 5 has a very clever plan B. This causes the computer to ‘fail’ and hopefully forces the theif to take it in to get fixed. Then you can display a message on the screen informing the repairer that ‘this computer is stolen’.
Most people have heard of Consume by now, in fact we did a review of it when it first came out. It has become the industry standard usage app for the iOS. However Bjango has not updated it for sometime and is not natively iPad compatible, which is leading to a clunky and rather utilitarian UI.
However, there is now a new kid on the block. Quota (by SouthFreo) may be new, but it is sleek, sexy and worth a look.…Read More
The highly-anticipated Mac OS X Lion is now available for purchase as a download from the Mac App Store in both standard and Server versions. If you’ve got a Mac, it’ll set you back just $38.99 for the standard and $64.99 for Lion Server (cheap for a major new OS release – compare it to Windows!) and will bring much of the iOS experience to your desktop.…Read More
It had widely been rumoured that the iOS-inspired Mac OS X Lion would launch today (14/07 in the US), but now several blogs including MacRumors are backtracking a little and claiming we won’t be seeing it this week after all, pointing to the fact that Apple have only just called for developers to submit their Lion-compatible apps to the Mac App Store. Added to this, we note that the Mac App Store’s weekly refresh of header images and featured apps has gone ahead today without any sign of Lion. All we know for certain is that it will be out in July, but the wait is excruciating! We’ll keep refreshing and let you know as soon as it drops.…Read More
Apple have just sent out invites for this years WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference) event in San Francisco. The dates to mark on your calendar are June 6th thru 10th (7th thru 11th in NZ time). The invite contains the text “Join us for a preview of the future of iOS and Mac OS X”, the latter of which was largely ignored at last year’s WWDC so Mac devs will be most pleased. Last year’s event saw the unveiling of the iPhone 4 however those hoping for something similar this year may be disappointed as rumours so far seem to be suggesting that no hardware announcements will be made with the focus firmly on software. It’s highly likely that we’ll see a lot more of OS X Lion and quite possible that we’ll learn more about iOS 5, but I guess we’ll find out soon enough. We’ll have all the coverage you need, of course, right here at iPhonewzealand.…Read More
Apple has launched the FaceTime for Mac App on the Mac App Store for $0.99:
FaceTime for Mac makes it easy to talk, smile and laugh with friends and family on their iPhone 4, iPod touch or Mac. Getting started is quick and easy — simply enter your Apple ID and you’re ready to go. Whether you’re talking to someone on an iPhone or on another Mac, video calls with FaceTime look great. There’s no better way to stay in touch with all your favorite faces.
The app was in public beta before this, but with the imminent launch of the new MacBook Pros, Apple has launched version 1.0. New MacBook Pro owners will get FaceTime pre-installed. This download appears to be for existing Mac customers.
via Apple Launches $0.99 Mac FaceTime App on Mac App Store – Mac Rumors.…