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WWE announces new “WWE Network” at International CES 2014. On Wednesday, January 8, WWE CEO, Vince McMahon announced the formation of the WWE Network, the first ever 24/7 streaming network. It will launch live in the United States on Monday, February 24. The WWE Network will feature all 12 WWE live pay-per-view events – including Wrestlemania – plus original programming, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches and more than 1,500 hours of on-demand video. “Today is a historic day for WWE as we transform and reimagine how we deliver our premium live content and 24/7 programming directly to our fans around…

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No Time to Cook

No Time to Cook gives users an option for cooking quick meals. In today’s fast-paced world, people seem to go for the ‘quick and simple’ methods for having dinner. Between extra-curricular after school activities, working long hours, homework, time at the gym and endless to-do lists, families seem to have less and less time to spend together. I remember growing up that my family, while we didn’t always have time, was able to have family dinners around a dinner table. It’s a novel idea and now something you sometimes only seen on TV, but it is a possibility especially when…

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T-Mobile gives families a ‘Get Out of Jail Free Card,’ with competitor contracts. In a bold move to gain customers, wireless carrier T-Mobile has unveiled their Uncarrier 4.0 plan. In this option, new T-Mobile customers who are currently with another wireless carrier can have their early termination fees paid for by T-Mobile. This is considered the last big obstacle for individuals and families who want to switch from AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. “We’re giving families a ‘Get Out of Jail Free Card,’ said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “Carriers have counted on staggered contract end dates and hefty early…

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CBS Series, Extant, available to Amazon Prime members exclusively. As streaming media quickly becomes the future of video entertainment, Amazon together with CBS corporation announce Extant, a new series starring Halle Berry will be exclusively available to Amazon Prime Instant Video. The series will be available four days after their initial broadcast on CBS with unlimited streaming of all episodes available to Prime members. This partnership follows the highly successful model used for last summer’s CBS series, Under the Dome, which averaged 15.06 million viewers. Under the Dome Season 1 was also watched by more customers than any other TV…

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International CES finishes first full day of exhibitions. Today marked Day One of 2014 International CES in Las Vegas. The technology convention held its first event in New York City in 1967. It has evolved from a spinoff of the Chicago Music Show to a global stage for technological innovations to be displayed and introduced to the public. This year, CES kicked off the annual event with more than 3,200 exhibitors – a record breaking year. The convention takes up more than 2 million square feet of exhibit space in 2014 and promises to showcase the next generation of technology…

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Just Mobile features Gum++ at CES. As CES kicks off in Las Vegas, many gadgets and new products will be revealed. California based company, Just Mobile is one of the companies we are featuring this week. Back in November, we announced the release of the AluPen Twist, which is one of the products Just Mobile is featuring this week at CES, the other is Gum++. Gum++ is a backup battery for smartphones, tablets and other USB-powered devices. Gum++ has been redesigned and is available in a range of colors. It contains a 6000mAh battery and has enough capacity to recharge…

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Scanner Pro

Scanner Pro brings a scanner to your iOS device. Ever wished you had a portable scanner? Well, now you can have one through your iPhone. Scanner Pro by Readdle allows users to turn their iOS devices into a portable, handheld scanner. Users can scan receipts, whiteboards, paper, photographs or even multi-page documents with the use of Scanner Pro. How is this different from just taking a photograph? Well, Scanner Pro uses special algorithms to remove shadows, sharpen images and correct perspective to make the images as readable as possible. When you start up the app, you are met with a…

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Amazon commits to 4K technology with new partnerships. It’s no secret that Amazon is committed to 4K technology and today the online superstore announced new partnerships with Samsung, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox, Discovery and others to offer a premium 4K Ultra HD experience. 4K is the latest and most advanced in high definition video. The video resolution of 4K is 3840 x 2160 or 8.3 million pixels. That’s four times the number of pixels as standard full HD. “Customers are excited about the future of 4K and the next evolution of high resolution video. We’re working with consumer…

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Smartwatch maker, Pebble, announced the release of the newest member of their product family, Pebble Steel. Pebble Steel is the newest addition to the Pebble family. It’s a new, premium smart watch in a smaller, sleeker package that the Original Pebble. Pebble Steel has two finishes to choose from: Brushed Stainless and Black Matte. Both models are bundled with a metal band and black leather strap. Pebble Steel’s ePaper display is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass lens. The housing also incorporates a RGB LED light to indicate the charging status. Pebble Steel is waterproof up to 5ATM. “Our mission is…

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This week in tech news – CES 2014 Preview, LaCie Fuel Announced and Apple Acquires SnappyLabs. CES 2014 Of course the biggest tech news this week is CES 2014 held annually in Las Vegas. While the main event begins on Tuesday, January 7, the press got a sneek peak at some of the newest gadgets scheduled to be released this year. Among these gadgets are a Belkin WeMo branded Crockpot and a Smart Toothbrush. We will have special news articles throughout the week dedicated to announcements at CES. Stay connected to MacSources for these news releases. LaCie Announces ‘Fuel’ Technology…

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PDF Cabinet

PDF Cabinet is the essential PDF manager. Because PDFs are such an essential part of my daily business life, I’ve used several different iOS apps that serve as PDF readers. Many of them have too many options and some have too few. Recently, I came across PDF Cabinet 2.0, which gives users a clean, simple way to read and annotate PDFs. PDF Cabinet is an iOS app that focuses on the essentials of PDF reading and annotating. The developer, Motech, Ltd, attempted to replicate the user experience of an office worker by limiting the amount of options available for annotations.…

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Apple stock downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform.” Wells Fargo has downgraded Apple stock from Outperform to Market Perform. Market Perform is a neutral assessment of a stock and is used when the expectation for a given stock is that it will provide returns in line with those of the S&P 500. This downgrade of stock class will create some issues for Apple in 2014. A couple of issues that will likely effect the stock price of Apple include a new iPhone release (historically in the fall) and limited market opportunities in the competitive landscape. Wells Fargo analyst, Maynard…

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Localscope, iOS App

Localscope allows users to explore the neighborhood around them with one app. We thought we would start 2014 off with a bang by reviewing an app by one of our favorite developers, Cynapse. Several months ago, we reviewed Phlo for iOS, which is an app that allows you to search every major search engine with one click. It’s slogan, “Type once, search everywhere,” is the best description of it. Phlo’s developer, Cynapse, takes the same concept and puts it to work for social networking with Localscope. Localscope is known as a location browser for your phone. It taps into all…

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Check out our favorite apps from 2013. We are ending the year on a high note here at MacSources. We are happy to report that not only have we posted more articles than ever before, but our viewership has increased also! We celebrated our first anniversary on August 20th and are looking forward to spending another year with you, dear readers. We are making it an annual tradition to post an article reviewing our favorite apps from 2013. Some of these items we reviewed, some we did not, but there is no doubt that we wanted to share these with…

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Clarify, Mac App

Clarify allows users to capture multiple images, edit and annotate them within one app. Clarify is a smart, well-designed app that allows users to capture multiple images, add annotations and compile all the media into one concise document. Clarify is a positive step between the standard screenshot app and screen recording. It allows you to capture, edit and share without using multiple apps. Clarify streamlines the process and simplifies workflows. While the majority of my screen capture use deals with single shots, I have had to create presentations for work that deal with multiple screen images. It is a lengthy…

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Grid-It by Cocoon is a favorite gadget from 2013. Several months ago, I was a visitor at the Apple Store in Louisville, Kentucky. While waiting for a friend to finish up with a Genius service appointment, I browsed the geeky wares in the retail store. I came across Grid-It by Cocoon. I have long had a problem with tangled cables in my laptop bag and when I found this little wonder, I snatched it up quickly. Grid-It is dubbed “A gadget’s best friend” and indeed it is. The Grid-It is constructed with a unique weave of rubberized elastic bands that…

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This week in tech news – Chromebook sales up from 2012, Nokia pulls navigation app from iOS users, Amazon making up for Delivery Delays and iOS users shop more on Christmas Day. Google Chromebook Sales Threatening to Powerhouses Chromebook sales in 2013 (up to November) account for 21% of the entire notebook market in 2013. In 2012, Chromebook’s sales were insignificant only accounting for 1% of the market. With the 20% jump this year, it’s enough for Apple and Microsoft to feel threatened. Microsoft has shown 0% growth in 2013 and Apple is showing a 7% decline in sales in…

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iCookbook Diabetic, iOS App

iCookbook Diabetic provides healthier eating options for iOS users. In just a few days, some 38% of Americans will make resolutions to lose weight and improve their lives. I can say that I’m included in that percentage. I have run into many obstacles in my life when it comes to weight loss and maintaining weight. Not only that, but I’ve always had problems with ‘heathly’ eating and lifestyles. There are dozens of apps available to help users with their improvements including eating habits. One of these apps is iCookbook Diabetic. iCookbook Diabetic was created with a team of dietitians and…

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Online superstore, Amazon.com, has sales record-breaking holiday season. Despite shipping problems late in the holiday season, Amazon.com is reporting a record-setting holiday season for Amazon Prime. In a press release the online superstore released early on Thursday, Amazon announced more than 36.8 million items ordered worldwide on Cyber Monday, which equates to a record-breaking 426 items sold per second. Amazon Prime is an annual membership, in which members pay for unlimited free two-day shipping on millions of items along with additional benefits like Amazon Instant Video service. More than one million customers became new Prime members during the third week…

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We wanted to take a moment from our daily routine to say Thank You. Without you, dear readers, we would not be where we are today. When we started MacSources 16 months ago, we never thought it would be what it is today. We are excited about the future and hope that you will continue to enjoy our content for many months to come. From our family to yours, we want to wish you all Happy Holidays! We will be back with our regular programming starting on December 26. Until then, please enjoy our past reviews and send us your…

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This week in tech news – Microsoft CEO to be appointed soon, Apple headed for BIG plans in 2014, Apple MacPro Start Selling. Microsoft to Appoint CEO in early 2014 When former Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, announced his retirement in August, the company gave itself 12 months to fill the position. Board members are expecting Microsoft to fill the position in early 2014. Over 100 candidates have been identified and talks have begun with them. Apple CEO Reveals 2014 “BIG” Plans In a memo sent to Apple employees this week, Apple CEO, Tim Cook, revealed that there are big plans…

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas from MacSources

Just a few stocking stuffer/last-minute gift ideas from MacSources. With Christmas being a few short days away, we thought we would recap some of our favorite gadgets from 2013. Some we have reviewed, some we have not, but all of these items can be found easily either through local retailers, Amazon or through Apple Retail Stores. Any of these items would make wonderful stocking stuffers or last-minute gifts for the tech-geek in your life. GRID-IT Grid-it by Cocoon is a customizable gadget, adapter and cord organizer. It fits inside most laptop bags and is very convenient to use. We did…

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Jabra Revo Wireless provides high-quality sound through wireless Bluetooth technology. Many of our featured review products in 2013 have come from headphone manufacturer, Jabra. Today, we wanted to introduce you to a set of wireless headphones by Jabra called Revo Wireless. Released in March 2013, the Jabra Revo Wireless headphones have received top ratings from consumers    throughout the year. Revo Wireless provide high definition Dolby Digital Plus enhanced sound through Jabra’s Sound App. The headphones are also life proof and made from premium materials such as synthetic titanium, steel hinges and an aluminum frame. The ear cups are made…

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iGreetingCard Deluxe, Mac App

iGreetingCard Deluxe gives more options for personalized cards for special occasions. About a week ago, we brought you the review for iGreetingCard Holidays. On December 6, developer Softease released iGreetingCard Deluxe, which include the holiday pack AND everyday occasions. Some of the occasions included in this app are: Christmas New Year’s Day Thanksgiving Valentine’s Day Birthdays Graduations Weddings Children Thank You An estimated 6.5 billion greeting cards are purchased each year. How many of those are ones you purchase on a regular basis? And how many times does life get in the way of you going to the store, addressing…

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Pebble to launch App Store. Pebble announced today that it will be launching its own app store soon. Starting today, December 18, developers can begin submitting their SDK 2.0 Pebble apps. The Pebble App Store is designed to work flawlessly with the iOS or Android Pebble smartphone apps. The Pebble appstore includes watchfaces and six app categories. Each category will feature a selection of the best apps and new apps: Daily Remotes Sports & Fitness Notifications Tools & Utilities Games The Pebble App Store is scheduled for launch in early 2014. For more details about developer submission, visit the Pebble developer…

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All New Apple Mac Pro Available Starting Tomorrow, Dec. 19. Apple announced today that the all-new Mac Pro will be available to order starting Thursday, December 19, 2013. The all-new Mac Pro features the latest Intel Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage and ultra-fast ECC memory. Orders can be placed through Apple.com, Apple’s retail store or select Apple Authorized retailers. Mac Pro pricing starts at $2,999 (USD). Pricing & Availability Quad-Core and Dual GPU 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5 processor 12GB 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC memory Dual AMD FirePro D300 with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM each 256GB PCIe-based…

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Galaxy Chat & Play, iOS App

Galaxy Chat & Play enhances the online gaming experience on iOS. Just as the Internet was becoming popular, I remember my friends using services like AIM, Yahoo! Messenger and ICQ to chat with each other. It was a new concept for people and soon, the concept expanded to chatting with perfect strangers. It was the beginning of social networking and it was all built on chat programs. Today, many people still chat with each other online, but they are doing it through established networks like Facebook. But, what if you want to meet new people? That’s what Galaxy Chat &…

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Voyzee, iOS App

Voyzee is an all-in-one mobile storytelling tool. Voyzee is a unique service that allows you to tell your story with your voice. Users create a free account and connect their other social networking sites (Facebook and Twitter) for sharing purposes. Voyzee is committed to taking mobile storytelling to the next level. Voyzee allows users to create, edit and share video stories from within the app. “We developed Voyzee to be an all-in-one mobile storytelling tool, empowering users to create and share stories with pictures, videos, music and their own voice. — Brian Rehfuss, CEO and Co-Founder of Voyzee.” First, users…

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