- soSIMPLE Calendar Builder 25% off
August 12, 2013soSIMPLE Calendar Builder at 25% off Buy soSIMPLE Calendar Builder at a discount AND get a free upgrade to the n...
- soSIMPLE Calendar Builder at 25% off one week only
July 15, 2012Get the soSIMPLE Calendar Builder at a huge discount this week only. soSIMPLE Calendar Builder, the zippy-drag-and-drop-auto-resize-completely-customizable-so-you-can-use-in-FileMaker®-and-everywhere-else Calendar is a FileMaker Server-based super po...
- soSIMPLE Calendar Builder version 1.4
June 25, 2012Paradise Partners, Inc. and soSIMPLE Software announce the release today of soSIMPLE Calendar Builder version 1.4. Calendar Builder 1.4 adds the following features: FileMaker 12 compatibility Client-side scripting from FileMaker Go 12 (no plug-in...
- soSIMPLE in Philly tomorrow!
June 25, 2012We'll be showing off soSIMPLE's Calendar Builder at tomorrow's Philadelphia FileMaker User Group at their main office. We've got a few new cool features we'll be sharing from our upcoming release - a full mobile UI for the smartphones and such, and cus...
- soSIMPLE demoing in CT, Wed, April 18
April 17, 2012We're at it again. We'll be demonstrating soSIMPLE Calendar twice tomorrow, at two locations in Connecticut: - At 10:00am, we'll be at the Connecticut FileMaker Developers' Group (CFDG). It's happening at the Student Center at the Central CT State C...
- Video: Check out this credit card-sized battery for iPhone, Android - 03-08-2014 12:30 am
The LithiumCard isn’t the only credit card-sized battery for mobile devices seeking crowd-funding, as there’s also a TravelCard project that offers iPhone and Android smartphones exactly the same perk: a credit card-like device that packs enough energy to bring life to a dying smartphone. According to the Go Design company the TravelCard’s 1300mAh battery can offer an additional 5 hours of talk time, 4.5 hours of internet usage or 98 hours of standby time on top of what the phone’s battery has to offer. The device is just 4.77mm thick and weighs 56.7g, fitting into most wallets or pockets, and comes with either a Lightning or microUSB charging cord. The TravelCard will be made in lightweight aircraft grade aluminum and
- Now is the perfect time for college students to buy a Moto X - 03-07-2014 11:15 pm
Motorola on Friday announced new customization options for its Moto X flagship handset, including the College Collection that will offer students the option of purchasing a handset that comes in their beloved school colors. “Starting today you can visit our College Collection design gallery and select from pre-configured school color combinations and clear cases with school logos and team names for up to 40 schools and counting,” Motorola wrote. In addition to the preset designs the company also added nine new back colors and three new accents to the Moto Maker palette, so users can create the “ultimate fan phone.” A College Collection Moto X option will cost the same $399 “everyday price,” or $49 with a new two-year contract, although college students
- $100 million worth of ads are headed to your Instagram feed - 03-07-2014 10:00 pm
You may not notice a lot of ads in your Instagram feed on a regular basis but that might be about to change. Unnamed sources tell Ad Age that Instagram has reached an advertising deal with ad agency Omnicom that will be worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million. For anyone keeping track, this deal alone would account for 10% of the $1 billion that Facebook paid to acquire Instagram back in 2012. In other words, it won’t take long at all for Facebook to recoup its investment in Instagram if it signs a few more deals like the one Ad Age says it’s signed with Omnicom.
- Samsung’s new app store will make sure your kids never blow your salary on in-app purchases - 03-07-2014 08:45 pm
One of the Galaxy S5 features that was leaked before its official announcement and briefly described during the show at Mobile World Congress is the special Kids Mode functionality that allows parents to share their smartphone with their children, but only include certain features including access to games but also Samsung’s pre-loaded apps such as a basic drawing app, a voice recording app, special camera and gallery apps, and a karaoke app. But there’s also a Kids Store that provides access to even more apps. Parents will be able to add other apps already pre-loaded on the phone to Kids Mode, as long as they feel their children should have access to specific titles. If that’s not enough though, kids
- T-Mobile Adds More Data, No-Cost International Texting to Simple Choice Plans [iOS Blog] - 03-07-2014 08:43 pm
T-Mobile today announced that it was altering its existing Simple Choice plans, adding more data, a new pricing tier and no-added-cost international texting from the United States.
Simple Choice plans still start with one line at $50 per month for unlimited data, talk and text on the T-Mobile network. You only have to decide how much high speed 4G LTE data you want. And now on the core plan, you’ll get a full 1GB of 4G LTE data and tethering – double the previous amounts. Additional lines continue to be $30 for the second line and $10 for up to three additional lines for unlimited data talk and text, and now 1GB of 4G LTE data.
Previously, T-Mobile's Simple Choice plans included 500MB of 4G LTE data in the base $50 per month plan, while users could get 2.5GB of 4G LTE data for an extra $10 per month and unlimited 4G LTE data and 2.5GB of tethering for an extra $20 per month.
Now, users will get 1GB of 4G LTE data in the base plan, 3GB of 4G LTE data for an extra $10, 5GB of 4G LTE data and 5GB of tethering for an extra $20 and unlimited 4G LTE data and 5GB of tethering for an extra $30. In addition, T-Mobile has added unlimited international texting from the United States at no extra cost.
The data changes will take effect automatically on March 23 and the international texting will begin on April 1. While the unlimited 4G LTE data for an extra $20 per month will be removed, users who have the plan before March 23 will be grandfathered into, and allowed to keep, the plan.
- Yahoo has become the graveyard for once-promising startups - 03-07-2014 07:30 pm
Yahoo’s growth appears to be in some way dependent on the widespread acquisition and subsequent annihilation of some of the Internet’s most promising startups, and no one can figure out why. ReadWrite reports that since Marissa Mayer took over in July 2012, 31 of 38 startup companies acquired by the search giant have had their services shut down, often to the detriment of users who had begun incorporating those services into their daily lives. Vizify, a data visualization company and recent acquisition of Yahoo, immediately notified users that all of its products and services will cease to exist in the near future once the deal was finalized. The reasoning behind the acquisition spree is clear: bring fresh talent to Yahoo.
- A functional, fashionable smartwatch concept puts Samsung to shame - 03-07-2014 06:15 pm
Although Samsung is making strides in the wearable market, the new Gear models are still sitting uncomfortably on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to form and function. The Gear 2 and Gear Neo watches are sleeker than the Galaxy Gear, but they haven’t completely shed their bulky, boxy exteriors quite yet. The Gear Fit is much more practical and discreet, but lacks the functionality of its larger counterparts. What we need is a middle ground, and that’s exactly what Gábor Balogh’s concept design is hoping to bring to the table. Balogh’s creation is a smartwatch that doesn’t compromise design for performance. The concept just looks like a watch, round face and all. The “smart” applications are all cleverly
- Video: Meet the iPhone game that’s guaranteed to give you seizures - 03-07-2014 05:05 pm
Have you ever dropped copious amounts of LSD and then gone on a roller coaster all while sitting on top of a paint shaker? If so then you probably have a good understanding of what it’s like to play Wave Wave, a new iOS game that looks something like Flappy Bird for the raver crowd. Essentially, Wave Wave makes you guide a black line through a series of brightly colored triangles that seem to get narrower and more difficult to navigate as the game progresses. Just watching the trailer for the game is enough to give you motion sickness and we’re still seeing tiny little triangles flying in front of our eyes minutes after we’ve stopped watching it. The game
- SlatePro TechDesk Features Built-In Docks for iOS Devices, Air Vents for Macs [iOS Blog] - 03-07-2014 05:00 pm
The SlatePro TechDesk is a new Kickstarter project featuring a desk that has been designed with built-in docks and cutouts to accommodate several different Apple devices. It comes with multiple display docks that are able to hold an iPad, iPhone, or other mobile device, and air vents in the middle of the desk offer continual cooling for MacBooks.
Designed to fit any size computer or laptop, from a MacBook to an iMac, the desk also comes equipped with a heavy duty mousepad, a filing rack, a pen dock, and a recessed cup holder. There are also built-in cutouts for cords to keep everything organized.
The SlatePro's surface is cut from pure, premium bamboo and protected by a sheet of clear acrylic. It's super strong, very light weight, and it will support your computer with ease. The desk's steel legs are completely hand-crafted. They create the perfect height and are made by some of the best metal workers in the USA.Nathan Mummert, the SlatePro's creator, was also behind the Slate Mobile AirDesk, a successful Kickstarter project that featured a portable lap desk.
Some early pricing tiers of the SlatePro have already sold out, but interested backers are still able to pre-order a desk for $448 on Kickstarter. The first desks are expected to ship in May of 2014, while orders made now will ship in June or July.
- How Facebook is grinding its mobile app rivals into dust - 03-07-2014 04:25 pm
Yahoo keeps grimly churning through acquisitions; buying and shutting down small tech firms with mechanical fervor. Facebook is buying far bigger, far more expensive companies and with fairly stunning results. Instagram is the most dazzling example. Facebook bought it less than two years ago and turned it into a Vine-killer last summer, copying the most popular micro-video features of Vine and adding some cool new twists such as like longer clips. Last spring, Vine was the No. 1 iPhone app in America. Today, it is struggling to remain in the top 40. Instagram is the No. 9 app right now, just one peg below Snapchat. Under Facebook’s wings, it was able to crush Vine in new customer adds, while fending
- Samsung unveils an iTunes Radio rival that won’t annoy you with ads - 03-07-2014 03:45 pm
Samsung announced on Friday that it has officially entered the music streaming market with a brand new app on Google Play called Milk Music. Milk Music is a radio service much like Pandora, but will be exclusive to Galaxy devices. Best of all, Milk is completely ad-free without any subscription fee to speak of. You are still limited to six skips an hour on any given station, but according to Samsung, you’ll never hear an ad on Milk Music. Although you are free to create your own station based on a favorite artist or song, Milk’s primary feature is a large dial that dominates the home screen. The dial lists nine genres, and after you decide on a genre, you
- Microsoft is getting ready to Scroogle Xbox owners - 03-07-2014 03:00 pm
We’ve said in the past that Microsoft’s “Scroogled” campaign rings somewhat hollow to us because Microsoft has certainly not been above using its users’ data to sell more targeted ads. Now The Washington Post informs us that Microsoft is going to cobble together Xbox Live user profiles from “Microsoft user IDs and other public data” that it will then use to deliver targeted political ads on the Xbox Live dashboard based on what it thinks are users’ personal beliefs. Microsoft is also apparently pitching political campaigns to share their “own lists of voter e-mail addresses” so that “Microsoft can match the additional data with individual customer accounts for even more accurate voter targeting.” No Microsoft officials would comment on the
- New Concepts Imagine the iWatch as a Lifestyle Device, Traditional Timepiece - 03-07-2014 01:19 pm
While earlier iWatch concepts were inspired by the wearable's health-tracking features, a new set of renderings from Argentine design student Tomas Moyano imagines the iWatch as a device that'll produce "a further and deeper interaction between human beings and technology."
Moyano pictures a perfectly round device, with grooves in the side that'll allow for multiple looks with different bands. Similar to the Shine from Misfit Wearables, the concept design features no buttons to catch on your sleeve and no holes to allow in water or dust. Submersible and resistant to dust, the watch lacks speakers and will rely on vibration notifications to alert you to an incoming message.
Wait a moment, no speakers? Think about it. A watch is almost always on your hand, pretty far from your ears. Imagine yourself walking on a noisy city: If you want to hear a notification sound from your smartwatch, it should be a loud sound, and to produce it, it would need a lot of energy and big components. Both things not easy to include on a such small device.Battery life will be a challenge in such a small device, so Moyano visualizes the iWatch with micro-solar panels and wireless recharging. To conserve this precious power, the concept iWatch will sacrifice the cellular connection and associated services that require an internet connection. Moyano's concept envisions Maps working on the iWatch, but it is not clear how the maps would be usable on such a small-screened device.
Besides that the iWatch will be constantly in contact with your skin and body, an important fact to consider. That's why I decided you shouldn't hear, but feel the notifications. That is right: Vibration notifications. Perfectly submersible and dust resistant vibration notifications.
Another circulating iWatch concept created by Hungarian freelance designer Gábor Balogh and published by The Verge is inspired by traditional wristwatch design. The concept uses an actual product image of the Havana timepiece from Swedish watchmaker Triwa. Balogh replaces the face of the watch with rumored iWatch features such as messages and heart rate tracking.
Though the iWatch may not have many of the features mentioned above, it is rumored to include biometric functions like a heart rate monitor that'll tie into Apple's iOS 8 ecosystem via a new Healthbook app. It may also ship with a version of Siri tailored for the wrist-worn device.
- Apple and iOS Continue to Make Small Gains in U.S. Smartphone Market Share - 03-07-2014 11:41 am
Apple retained its crown as the number one handset manufacturer among consumers in the U.S., while Google's Android operating system remained the number one platform, according to comScore's latest MobiLens and Mobile Metrix reports. These figures measure smartphone ownership and cover the three months ending January 2014.
Apple beat out rival Samsung with 41.6 percent market share as compared to Samsung's 26.7 percent. When comparing changes over the measured periods, Apple, Samsung and LG made small gains, while Motorola and HTC fell. Apple's market share continues to grow, but its rate of adoption is slowing.
Apple may be the top handset maker, but iOS is outnumbered by the volume of Android phones on the market. Apple's iOS platform was number two with 41.6 percent of the smartphone market, while Google's Android OS was number one with 51.7 percent market share in the recently ended period.
iOS was only the platform to gain ground in the three-month period, inching up from 40.6 percent in the period ending October 2013 to 41.6 percent in the most recent period. Android and BlackBerry lost ground, with each platform dropping 0.5 percentage points.
comScore measures both ownership and usage across a customer's primary smartphone and tablet. It uses an intelligent online survey as well as both panel and census-based measurement methods to compile its data.
- OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Beta Contains Native 'Retina' Resolution Option for 4K Displays - 03-07-2014 01:55 am
Just released earlier tonight, Apple's OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta appears to have built-in support that enables all compatible 4K displays to be set at a "Retina" resolution, with an option for 60Hz output. The compatibility was first discovered by Twitter user @KhaosT, and was tested with both the Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro and redesigned Mac Pro in conjunction with Dell's UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD Monitor.
To this point, OS X compatibility with 4K displays has been known to be somewhat erratic, as AnandTech revealed in December that Sharp's 32'' 4K display supported only one scaled resolution at 2560 x 1440. Furthermore, it was discovered that Apple had chosen to render text, menu and UI elements in the same manner as the Retina MacBook Pro, resulting in small and difficult to read on-screen elements on a 4K display. Various other 4K monitors were also found to be not properly supported.
Native support for 4K displays could also indicate that Apple is gearing up to release a higher-resolution Thunderbolt Display, as Apple last refreshed the monitor over two years ago. A number of other companies also introduced more affordable 4K displays at CES 2014 in January, with options from the likes of Lenovo, Asus, Seiki, and LG expected to hit the market throughout this year.
- Jawbone Updates 'UP' App With Sleep Tracking Improvements, Debuts Coffee Monitoring App [iOS Blog] - 03-06-2014 09:40 pm
Jawbone today updated its UP app to version 3.1, adding several new features to improve its Jawbone UP fitness band. Multiple enhancements have been made to sleep tracking, with the app including more information on sound sleep and light sleep periods, plus sunrise and sunset visuals.
There's a new sleep recovery menu that can be accessed if a band was not put into sleep mode, a feature originally introduced with version 3.0 of the app. The app also encourages better sleep through new personalized goals, challenging users to go to bed at the same time each night.
Following the update, reminders can also be set using customizable alerts, allowing users to set alarms for various purposes such as working out and taking medications.
- Reminders: Set customizable alerts with band vibrations to remind you to workout, go to bed, take medication and more.Jawbone has also introduced an entirely new app, called UP Coffee, which is designed to allow Jawbone UP users to understand how caffeine affects sleep. The app lets users enter how many cups of coffee or other caffeinated foods/beverages they have consumed during the day and then calculates how long it will take to become "Sleep Ready."
- Forgot to put your band in sleep mode? Now access sleep recovery from the home screen.
- Added sunrise and sunset visuals into sleep graphs
- Introducing new Today I Will insights
- Bug fixes and sync performance improvements
Up Coffee interfaces with the existing UP app, so users will see beverage consumption statistics entered into UP Coffee displayed within their UP apps.
Unlock a series of data-based reports on how your body reacts to caffeine. Check in with UP Coffee when you drink, and even when you don’t, for just 7 days to reveal your Caffeine Persona. Keep tracking for 3 more days to reveal the relationships between how much and when you drink with your bedtime, sleep duration and nighttime awakenings. Knowledge is power, so get buzzed.UP by Jawbone app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]
The UP Coffee app can also be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]
- Video of Tim Cook's Lunch Meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Gives Inside Look at Apple HQ [Mac Blog] - 03-06-2014 09:32 pm
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Apple CEO Tim Cook for lunch yesterday at Apple HQ in Cupertino, California.
Netanyahu is traveling through the United States for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and also met the founders of popular messaging app WhatsApp as well as the president of Stanford University.
While it's not clear what Cook and Netanyahu could have talked about, video from the event has now emerged on the prime minister's YouTube channel (via 9to5Mac).
Cook has met with the leaders of nations before, as he met Turkish President Abdullah Gül in February prior to the opening of a new Istanbul Apple Store and has met President Obama on multiple occasions.
In recent years, Apple has seen its relationship with Israel grow as the company has acquired Israeli-based companies PrimeSense and Anobit in addition to hiring for a new research and development center in Haifa, Israel.
- Apple Seeds First OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Beta to Developers - 03-06-2014 07:09 pm
Apple today seeded the first test build of OS X 10.9.3 to registered Mac developers, just over a week after releasing OS X 10.9.2. The new beta, which has a build number of 13D12, is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store as well as through the Mac Dev Center.
Apple is currently asking developers to focus on Graphics Drivers and Audio, and there is no word yet on specific fixes and changes included in the update.
The last Mavericks update, OS X 10.9.2, added FaceTime Audio, the ability to block iMessage users on the Mac, and a fix for a critical SSL vulnerability. 10.9.2 saw a beta testing period of approximately two months, and it is likely 10.9.3 will also see several beta iterations before a public release.
- Installing ODBC and JDBC for FileMaker 8 and 8.5 - 03-06-2014 04:56 pm
How do I install FileMaker's ODBC and JDBC client drivers?
- Apple Releases Revamped iTunes Festival App Ahead of SXSW, iOS 7.1 Not Required - 03-06-2014 04:41 pm
Apple today updated its iTunes Festival app to version 5.0, ahead of next week's SXSW iTunes Festival, which kicks off on Tuesday, March 11. As noted by MacStories, the iTunes Festival app shows up in the iTunes Store with a revamped icon and is listed as having a "refreshed design" and support for SXSW, but the app isn't available for download in the U.S. just yet.
Clicking on the download link results in an error message that asks users to try again later, but it will presumably be downloadable shortly. Users in other countries have been able to download the app with iOS 7.0.6, suggesting SXSW streaming does not require iOS 7.1 as was reported earlier this week.
Apple's SXSW iTunes Festival is the first it has hosted in the United States, with previous iTunes Festivals occurring annually in London. The festival will offer five free nights of music, beginning on March 11 at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas. Featured artists include Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Soundgarden, Pitbull, Keith Urban, and more.
All of Apple's iTunes Festival concerts are presented for free, with tickets available via a lottery system. Live and on-demand streams of the shows will be available through the revamped iTunes Festival app and the Apple TV.
Update 2:07 PM PST: The iTunes Festival app can now be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link]