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New Microsoft Office for Mac images leaked

OS X Yosemite’s Mail app is a Mac-crashing memory hog, but that might be good news for Microsoft — it appears from new leaked images that Redmond is readying a special version of Outlook built especially for the new Apple OS X. And Office probably won’t be far behind.

OSX Yosemite

The images leaked on Chinese site cnBeta and show a new version of Outlook that boasts Yosemite’s simple, flat design language.

The user interface looks something like a mashup between the default OS X Mail app and Outlook for Windows. According to cnBeta, the new Outlook for Mac will bring better support for cloud documents, integration with Yosemite’s Notification Center, and assets to support the new 5K Retina iMacs. Continue reading New Microsoft Office for Mac images leaked

How to Make Folders in the iCloud File Browser from OS X Mavericks

Go to the File window in a iCloud compatible app and choose “Open” (or “Save”), then select the ‘iCloud’ tab to bring about the iCloud file managerScreen Shot 2014-08-05 at 8.36.37 PMMake note of two files you’d like to join into a folder (don’t worry, you can add more files to the folder once it has been created)

Drag and drop one of the files onto the other – just like in iOS or Launchpad – to create a new iCloud folder from the OS X iCloud browserScreen Shot 2014-08-05 at 8.38.10 PM

Name the iCloud folder as appropriate, then use drag and drop to add more files into the folder from iCloud if desired.

You should be left with this. . . sortedScreen Shot 2014-08-05 at 8.40.22 PM

iStick™: USB Flash Drive with Lightning for Apple phones and tablets

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iStick™: The World’s first USB flash drive with integrated Apple Lightning connector. Made for iPhone & iPad.

iStick allows you to easily, quickly and safely move data between computers, iPhones, iPads and iPod touches without the need for Internet, wireless networks or the Cloud where hackers and others (e.g. 3rd party server operators) may gain access.

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We all have used a USB flash drive at least once in our lives. They are great for transferring large files between computers, require minimal setup and the transfer speed is much faster than the fastest Cloud storage. It doesn’t require the Internet to work and your data is never sent through 3rd party servers. The USB flash drive is great but it doesn’t work with your favorite Apple iDevices. Until now.

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Current iStick App Features

  • Free universal iPhone/iPad/iPod touch iOS app
  • Music & Movie Player (able to decode MKV, RMVB, AVI, WMV etc.)
  • 1080p HD movie streaming, direct playback from iStick
  • Photo & Document (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, PDF, iWork) Viewer
  • Open files directly on the iStick without the need to copy to iDevice
  • Copy/Move files between iDevice and iStick
  • File Management (Copy/Cut/Paste/Delete/Rename/Create Folder)
  • Backup photos/videos from iDevice Camera Roll to iStick
  • Support “Open In” functionality
  • Open files from other apps in iStick app
  • Open files from iStick in other apps
  • iDevice Contacts backup and restore

Product Specifications

  • Capacity: 8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB
  • Connectors: Standard USB 2.0 and Apple MFi-Certified Lightning Connector
  • iStick-to-USB Speed: 12MB/s (Read), 7.5MB/s (Write)
  • iStick-to-iDevice Speed: 2.5MB/s (Read), 1.9MB/s (Write)
  • Construction: ABS Plastic and/or Aluminum
  • Dimensions: 51.6 x 28.6 x 9.1mm
  • Weight: 10g
  • Supported File Formats: Video
    .mp4, .m4v, .mpv, .mov, .mpg, .mkv, .wmv, .flv, .3gp, .gif
    Audio
    .wav, .aac, .aif, .aiff, .caf, .m4a, .mp3
    Images
    .jpg, .tiff, .gif
    Documents
    .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics

Compatibility

iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPad (4th Generation), iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad Air, iPod touch (5th Generation)

Head on over to the Site for all the details.

How to change the Finder Dock Icon in OSX

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The Finder smiling face Dock icon has been with Mac OS X since the very beginning, and the Finder face itself has been in Mac OS from it’s earliest origins as well. Some users may want to change the Dock Finder icon to something else for customization purposes, but the process is a bit more complex than simply changing an icon elsewhere on a Mac through the traditional Get Info approach.

This is a slightly advanced process that involves editing system folder documents, if you’re not comfortable with that idea, you probably shouldn’t try to change the Dock icons this way. Always back up your Mac before making any changes or adjustments to core OS folders.

For the sake of this walkthrough, we’ll replace the default smiling Finder icon with a picture of a laptop from the bundled Mac hardware icons buried in OS X. Any other PNG image file will work, however.

To access the hidden hardware icon pack:

  1. From the OS X Finder, hit Command+Shift+G to bring up the “Go To Folder” window and enter the following path:
  2. /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/
  3. Scroll down until you start finding icns files named “com.apple” followed by the hardware name
  4. Get the high resolution versions either by double-clicking the .icns file to open it in Preview, or by using Command+I and copying the icon directly.

NOW WE START:

Have a PNG file that you want to use as the icon handy(see above), name it “finder.png” for a regular Mac, or “finder@2x.png” for a Retina Mac – transparent PNG files that are at least 256×256 pixels work best
From the OS X Finder, hit Command+Shift+G to bring up Go To Folder and enter the following path:
/System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/
Locate the file named “finder.png” and “finder@2x.png” (the second file is for retina Macs, not necessary on standard resolution displays) and make a copy of these to the Desktop or somewhere else, this will serve as a backup

Drag & drop your new “finder.png” file that you want to use as the new icon into the Resources folder, authenticate the change and choose “Replace”Screen Shot 2014-05-17 at 11.25.42 PMStill in the Finder, hit Command+Shift+G again and this time go to the following path:

/private/var/folders/

In the Finder search box, type “com.apple.dock.iconcache” and choose ‘folders’ as the search parameter (that is, the current directory and all subdirectories)
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Now launch the Terminal app, found in /Applicaitons/Utilities/, and type the following to refresh the Dock: (remember the upper case on Dock)
killall Dock
The Dock will relaunch and show the new Finder icon, replacing the smiling face with whatever your choice was.

And here is a screen shot of mine 🙂Screen Shot 2014-05-17 at 11.32.37 PM

Stay tuned for how to get the following effects on your Dock for Applications, Documents, Utilities etcScreen Shot 2014-05-17 at 11.34.16 PM