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Perhaps the most successful tech introduced with last Fall’s iOS 8 release was Metal, a graphics abstraction layer that makes developing and delivering performance faster and with fewer resources. Metal for Mac is arriving with the release of OS X El Capitan, the successor to Yosemite. First off, what’s the significance of El Capitan? That’s California location within Yosemite, which is indicative that Apple is focussing this OS X release on polishing the desktop operating…

Introduction Sometimes it can be nuisance keeping all your files tidy—but a bigger nuisance still is when different systems are not compatible with each other or when there is no way to transfer files in an easy manner from one system to the other. Today Tapscape has an app for you that might be able to change all of that, namely MobileTrans by Wondershare. Transfering files with MobileTrans I still clearly remember a few times…

[app url=”https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/earths-rocks-rock-cycle/id978021840″] Earth’s Rocks and the Rock Cycle is an educational app for Mac from developer Tasa Graphic Arts Inc that provides a great teaching resource for both kids and adults. The app contains a great wealth of easy-to-access information about rocks and the geological processes that lead to their continual creation and destruction. There are details and high-resolution photos of the three main types of rocks (Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic) with descriptions and depictions…

Introduction Today I’m reviewing Unravelling The Mysteries of the Little Black Box by Shaun Hines. This e-book has made quite an impression already and focuses on the art of photography. Correctly predicted by Shaun Hines is that the market was already heavily saturated with a lot of books and manuals on the subject, so he chose specific guidelines to make the book stand out. Without further ado, on to the review. Beautiful learning In Unravelling…

Sunday, sunDAY, SUNDAY! The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will this Sunday, February 8, starting at 8pm (EST). Even if you don’t have cable or an antenna, it is still possible for many if not everyone to stream the Grammy’s to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and/or Apple TV! The easiest way to stream the Grammy Awards is on your Mac by extension via Apple Play on your Apple TV — point your browser to…

We see a fair number of data transfer applications here at Tapscape, some for retrieving lost data, others for iTunes-free backups or just generally circumnavigating the restrictions of the Mac ecosystem. SynciOS Mobile Transfer for Mac is the latest to join the data transfer party, and comes out looking good against some stiff competition. When it comes to general data transfer – getting your photos and messages and so on from your iPhone to your…

Do you have a new Mac? Then you have decisions to make and they”re all good, often fun choices — which apps do you need and/or want? As a person who has been setting up new Macs since the “90s, I know a thing or two about the must have apps new Mac owners need. Let”s get started. New Mac: Productivity See also: Bye Bye Ballmer: ‘I Bleed Microsoft’ The first apps you should download…

In the furious mobile OS wars which rage on daily, one of the propaganda pieces that those in the Android camp like to wave in iOS supporters’ faces is the open nature of Google’s operating system. There are valid reasons for Apple’s closed ecosystem, but it can be annoying at times – not being able to copy data to and from your device at will leaves users feeling restricted. iMobie’s AnyTrans hopes to provide a…

As we become more and more attached to our mobile devices – and the huge troves of data stored on them – the data recovery software market has grown exponentially. We live in fear of accidentally deleting our beloved photos or saved messages; we have nightmares about losing our iDevices and our data being lost forever, so it’s no surprise that people are making money from our anxieties. Some of these have big price tags…

[app url=”https://itunes.apple.com/app/id649326203″] It’s a sorry indictment of the world we live in today that the security industry is as big as it is. Between private security, monitoring systems, training and the rest, we’re talking about a multi-billion dollar business sector. Like it or not, we all have to take security into account in our daily lives. Alice Dev Team has a number of Mac-based programs aimed at this market, specifically in terms of monitoring and surveillance,…

MacX Video Converter Pro is a software application designed for Mac computers. It was designed by Digiarty Software, Inc. MacX Video Converter Pro lets you do pretty much anything you’d want to do with video or image file: convert videos, download videos, make photo slideshows, capture video from your screen, and edit your videos. This software also lets you manipulate YouTube clips, and contains over 370 built-in video & audio codecs. With all of these…

The magical process of conjuring deleted data from the abyss is a sort of Holy Grail for many. We’ve all been there – you do a bit of housework, clearing out unused contacts on your phone, and the very next day you suddenly need one of the numbers you’ve just deleted. Photos, text messages containing important information and so on; there are many reasons to want to go back in time to retrieve lost data.…

Hey, cats and kittens, Apple has pushed out an out-of-cycle (ie no one was expecting) iTunes 11 update that brings iTunes Extras for HD movies. Not a revolutionary feature by any stretch of the imagination, but yet another reason to rent or buy movies from Apple. Apple has yet published a placeholder page for iTunes 11.3 Update, but it is nonetheless available for download via Software Update: iTunes 11.3 includes all-new iTunes Extras for HD…