Stocard - All your loyalty cards on your iPhone

One of my pet peeves is the number of plastic cards I have to carry in my wallet. Most of the time I tend to strip the contents to the essential debit cards that I use all the time but this sometimes means that I miss out on discounts or other benefits by not having a particular stores loyalty card with me. Stocard solves this little problem by providing a simple way of importing store loyalty cards into your iPhone allowing you to leave the plastic at home without having to pass up on the discounts or loyalty points.
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Using Duet Display As A Primary Monitor

Duet Display is a slick app developed by ex-Apple employees designed to allow your iPad to function as a second monitor on your laptop or iMac using a lightning or iPad 30 pin cable ( for older iPads ). The application works extremely well with none of the lag or latency in display refresh experienced by some of the alternative apps that use the iPads WiFi connection to transfer screen updates.
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Apple TV Updated - Search Apple Music with Siri

One of the big missing features of the new Apple TV was the inability to play music from Apple Music using Siri. Clearly Apple held this back for good reason when the new device launched a few weeks ago but thankfully they have plugged the gap today with a new tvOS update that allows you to search for music by Siri. The new update also fixes the other glaring omission of the iPhone Remote App not working with the new Apple TV.
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Amazon Removes Apple TV From Store

It seems that Amazon was serious with recent threats to pull ads for media streaming devices that don’t support their own Prime Video service from the Amazon Store as today they have removed both Apple TV and Chromecast devices. Searches for Apple TV on Amazon now list only Amazon’s own Fire TV plus devices such as the Roku which already provide access to the Prime Video service. Amazon have released the following statement in response to questions about this change.
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Animated History Of Steve Jobs

The team in the marketing department at Quartsoft have produced this lovely animated video timeline of Steve Jobs life. Click on this link to go to the Quartsoft page to read the rest of the teams tribute to Steves life. There is also a nice infographic version of the video that is worth a look. [embed][/embed]

Too Many Podcasts, Not Enough Time

This article ( the coming podcast surplus ) by Seth Godin describes a problem ( of the third world variety ) that I have experienced for some time and I suspect you may have too, that is the growing number of streams of entertainment competing for my attention and time. I have been a regular podcast listener since my first iPod many years ago when MacBreak Weekly and the BritishMac Podcast were my routine companions on the drive too and from work.
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Dual Screen Wallpapers for Macs

Twelve South are a brand well known to Mac users for their laptop and iPhone/iPad stands amongst other products. While browsing their site tonight I came across this page of wallpapers specifically designed for dual screen setups. There are wallpapers in resolutions from 11" MacBook right up to 5K Retina iMacs. There are 8 different sets, 4 of Scottish landscapes and 4 of San Francisco skylines. Worth taking a peek if you are looking for high quality wallpapers to show off your dual screen setup ( or even just for a single screen setup… )

Stunning Minimal Loft Space

This is a lovely clean and minimal Mac setup clearly setup for a small group of designers. Plenty of light and wooden surfaces give this a Scandinavian look and feel. Don’t know about you but I would love to have a home office like this.

New Apple TV Starts Shipping Next Week

The new Apple TV announced at last months iPhone and iPad Pro event is due to start shipping next week. UK pricing is still not available on the Apple site so this may mean that availability is going to be limited to the US at first. Price in the US will be $149 for the 32GB version and $199 for the 64GB version.