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EssentialMac | 23/09/2014

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New Swann High-definition, Wi-Fi enabled SwannCloud HDT security cameras enable remote viewing on iOS, PC and Android devices

19/09/2014 |

Swann Security, the global leader in security monitoring solutions, announces its latest line of network security cameras. The SwannCloud™ Plug & Play (SWADS-456CAM) security camera is packed with features for 24/7 home and business security. The user friendly SwannCloud HD™ Pan & Tilt (SWADS-446CAM) security camera is a HD remote viewing surveillance system with a powerful pan and tilt camera.
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SwannSmart SWADS-450IPC Video Security WiFi Network Camera First Look

18/09/2014 |

Swann have been around for quite some time with home security offerings and today we’re going to look at the snappily titled, SwannSmart SWADS-450IPC Wi-fi network camera with secure cloud storage.  A webcam with night vision, remote viewing via apps and cloud storage.

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Apple TV Gets An iOS 8 Makeover

18/09/2014 |

You can update directly from your Apple TV by going to Settings alas this is for third generation Apple TV’sonly. 2nd gen is updated to 6.2.1 with no new icons, no Beats, etc.
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Safari 7.1 Adds Duck Duck Go. Backs Up Tim Cooks Statement About Privacy

18/09/2014 |

Again this week in his interview with Charlie Rose Tim Cook has spelt out Apple’s business model.  Put simply it’s all about selling great products and not you.  I’ll let Tim’s statement explain all.
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iOS 8 Has Dropped. Be Prepared To Wait However

17/09/2014 |

iOS 8 has dropped but be prepared for a bit of a wait as download speeds go up and down depending on the gods.  Right now on a 10mb connection i’m looking at 3 hours for the 1.5 gb download.  Yo’ll also need to make sure you have 5gb free for the installation.
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Is Apple Hiding it’s Bulge (iPhone 6 Bulge) #BulgeGate ?

17/09/2014 |

The latest iPhone 6 has slimmed down to just 6.9mm of metal in what Apple describes as a “streamlined profile,” but it has picked up one element that isn’t particularly streamlined: an ugly camera bulge at the rear.

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UK Department of Transport Also Has Apple Watch Concerns (FFS)

17/09/2014 |

Starting with the Attorney General in the U.S., worried about health data privacy, and now the Institute of Advanced Motorists in the UK are also concerned about the impact of the new wearable.
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Microsoft Universal Mobile keyboard. For iOS and Android. Hell frozen over?

17/09/2014 |

Who’d have thought that Microsoft would ever realease something like this, the snapily titled “Universal Mobile keyboard”
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Apple Watch Already Under Scrutiny From Attorney General George C. Jepsen

16/09/2014 |

Once again we see scrutiny and cries of witchcraft about the Apple watch and it’s from the American Attorney General George C. Jepsen who’s got some concerns about the health data in the Apple Watch.
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$100 Million Was The Cost Of Apple Giving Away U2’s Songs of Innocence

13/09/2014 |

A great PR stunt and a little bit of invasion to your iTunes collection, U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ could have been another disruptive move by Apple.  Beyonce dropped her Album onto iTunes and that also hit the top of the charts.
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