Pocket, which is fast becoming the standard save function for avid readers and procrastinators everywhere, is going premium. The free-to-use service is adding a paid layer, which gives you breakout features like advanced search and a web archive tool. For power users, Pocket Premium is an attractive offering.
Truly mobile note taking can be possible without your device camera. While some simply take a photo of their notes and save to the cloud, the Equil Smartpen aims to digitize your notes as you write them. Even better, you get advanced editing features, making it useful in all kinds of circumstances. A device we saw at CES, the Equil is now available for purchase.
This week the folks at Lenovo have suggested that - perhaps for the first time in a very long time - they’ve beaten Apple for PC sales in the United States. Lenovo makes a point to mention they’ve "surpassed Apple" for PC shipments in their financial fourth quarter in their press release titled "Lenovo Outperforms Market in 4th Quarter and Full Year 2013/14."
Apple sent out an update for OS X and iTunes today, both of which are incremental but make necessary changes. With OS X, support for 4K monitors has improved on both the Mac Pro and MacBook Pro 15-inch. Contact syncing also gets a wired update, as well as some in-depth tweaks most will never encounter.
Supposing you’ve seen the newest Mac Pro on the market and you’ve been waiting for shipping times to decrease to realistic timespans, today you’ll be happy. This tube-shaped desktop computer has had its shipping time decreased to between 1-2 weeks for the first time since it was first offered to the public.
Apple typically plays its beta software cards close to its chest, but the company is unexpectedly throwing open the doors with the OS X Beta Seed Program. The scheme offers early access to OS X 10.9.3 to anybody who wants to try it out, on the understanding that you'll report any bugs, issues, or feedback to help Apple tweak ahead of the public release.
This week the folks at Apple have added to the stacks of sites making clear that they were either unaffected by the Heartbleed bug or have been patched successfully. Apple has released a statement that suggests they "take security very seriously" and that iOS and OS X "never incorporated the vulnerable software" in the first place. They also made clear that "key web-based services were not affected" either.
Apple has confirmed dates for its Worldwide Developers Conference, WWDC 2014, which will take place June 2th through June 6th in San Francisco, along with news of a new ticket application process aiming to cut out some of the mad rush for access. Registration for WWDC is already open, but for 2014 it's no longer a first-come, first-served process.
While it’s not a perfect system since it only really tracks web traffic, not overall installs, this week’s Chitika study shows OS X Mavericks to be doing especially well. Compared to the rest of the Apple-made operating systems on the desktop side of things, Chitika shows OS X Mavericks to be taking 40% of the pie just 5 months after release.
Microsoft has rolled out OneNote for Mac, a free version of its cross-platform notetaking app for OS X, accompanying not only OneNote for iOS on iPhone and iPad, but the apps for Windows, Android, Windows Phone, and the browser. Meanwhile, there are also new tools for avid OneNote users, including a new OneNote Clipper for snapshotting webpages into a note, and an Office Lens app for turning a Windows Phone into a mobile scanner.