AussieMacZone Show #75

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Reminder the “Hour of Code” is coming to an Apple Store near you

http://www.apple.com/au/retail/code/

 

Apple’s Best of the iTunes Store 2014: ‘Elevate’ and ‘Pixelmator’ Win Top App Honors

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Apple today released the 2014 version of its iTunes Store awards, which highlights the best music, movies, TV shows, apps, books and podcasts of the year.

Here are some of the top-level winners for 2014:

Apps:
iPhone App of the Year: Elevate – Brain Training
iPhone Game of the Year: Threes!
iPad App of the Year: Pixelmator
iPad Game of the Year: Monument Valley

Music:
Best Artist: Beyoncé
Best Album: 1989 by Taylor Swift
Best Song: Fancy (feat. Charli XCX) by Iggy Azalea
Best New Artist: Sam Smith

Movies:
Best Blockbuster: Guardians of the Galaxy
Best Family Movie: The LEGO Movie
Best Director: Richard Linklater
Best Discovery: Obvious Child 

TV Shows:
TV Show of the Year: Fargo
Best Performances: True Detective, Season 1
Best Discovery: The Honorable Woman
Best Breakthrough: Key & Peele, Volume 4

Books:
Best Fiction: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Best Nonfiction: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs

Apple has also given its end of the year charts for the most downloaded and top grossing iPhone and iPad apps. For the iPhone, Heads Up!Facebook Messenger, and Clash of Clansfinished as the top paid, top free, and top grossing app, respectively. For the iPad, Minecraft – Pocket EditionYouTube, and Clash of Clans finished as the top paid, top free, and top grossing app, respectively.

As customary for its end of the year listings, Apple has also highlighted various games and apps from a wide variety of categories. The company is also featuring content across the various genres and categories for each content type.

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This Weeks D’OH Tip

Michael
repeated BACKUP

I am very sorry to continually bring this up!
But every week I get lovely people that have forgotten to backup, never backed up, I have a Mac I didn’t think I needed to or ……….

Also, if you doing a big “end of year project” MAKE COPIES.
Every Day do a save as (hold down the option key) and save as todays date backward ie 141209 Project

That way if your work tomorrow gets damaged or corrupted you only loose one days work.

 

Leading Android fansite recommends Apple Inc iPad Air 2 as best tablet in holiday gift guide

Michael

http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/12/08/leading-android-fansite-recommends-apple-inc-ipad-air-2-as-best-tablet-in-holiday-gift-guide

He noted that Nvidia’s gaming-oriented Shield Tablet “is a lot of bang for your buck, but the screen kind of sucks and the battery life isn’t spectacular (standby is bad in particular) and it’s heavy, thick, and kinda ugly.”
After noting that iPad Air 2 doesn’t run Android, Ruddock added, “as far as I’m concerned, it’s either this or a Galaxy Tab S if you’re in the market for a premium tablet at this point, and I’m not too hot on the Exynos processor / 16GB of storage / Samsung’s update track record that you get with the Tab S 8.4. The 10.5 is also just too big, and I’m not sure I want an 8.4″ tablet, either, it’s a hair too small. The Nexus 9 is the right size, but pretty much the wrong everything else.”
iPad Air 2
Ruddock called attention to Android’s tablet app gap, stating that “iOS still has some tablet experience apps lacking Android equivalents,” adding that “while Android tablets do have some advantages (like a better Gmail app BY FAR), the iPad remains a no-brainer for me. If it’s my money being spent on a tablet, I’m going to buy the one I know is going to live up to a standard of quality.”
He called Apple’s iPad lineup the “the gold standard in tablets since it was unveiled,” adding, “that hasn’t changed. I don’t see it changing any time soon, either.”including Amazon, Best Buy, Kmart, Kohl’s, Staples, Target and Walmart, it found “shocking” security flaws, malware and active backdoors installed on the new devices.

 

Just reading the news.com.au site

Michael

And their reporting that the Apple iPod classic is in High demand

While most offers on Australian eBay hover around $400 for 6th generation versions, one ambitious seller in Sutherland, New South Wales is hoping to fetch AU$1499.53 for their 7th generation iPod classic

So look around at whats in your drawers you might be able to get some money to spend on next weeks recommendations!

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