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Nov 24 2014 7:04PM EST | Source: CNET Android Atlas
Latest flavor of Google's mobile OS will soon reach South Korean G3 owners, with Europe and North America next on the list.






Nov 24 2014 6:43PM EST | Source: MacLife.com

When the WatchKit was released last week, developers were shocked, stunned, and thrilled about a new font that the Apple Watch uses: San Francisco. This new font is the default font on the Apple Watch that is clean, crisp, and makes readability much better on a smaller display. Some developers quickly went to work to figure out how to wrangle this new font onto OS X Yosemite, and they have succeeded in doing this. Continue reading and we'll show you how to change the system font to San Francisco and kiss Helvetica Neue goodbye.

 

Installing the San Francisco Font

To install the San Francisco font on your Mac, start by opening the Terminal (located in /Applications/Utilities/), then enter the following text (all on one line), plus the enter key:

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/wellsriley/
YosemiteSanFranciscoFont/master/install)"

Once you press enter, the script located at that URL (Hosted on GitHub) will run, showing you the items that will be installed. To immediately begin installing the font, press the Return key once more. If you wish to cancel the installation, then press any other key. If you don't wish to use the automatic installer, you can opt to manually install the font files by following the instructions found on the developer's GitHub page.

How Does It Work?

This installation does not replace or remove the standard default system font in OS X Yosemite. Instead, OS X will automatically load in this font because the fonts installed in /Library/Fonts take precedence over the fonts that are installed in /System/Library/Fonts.

Removing the San Francisco Font

If you decide that you no longer wish to have the San Francisco font installed and used as your primary font, then you can easily uninstall it by performing the following steps:

  1. Open a Finder window and press Command + Shift + G (or navigate to Go > Go to Folder...).
  2. Enter "/Library/Fonts" and click "Go."
  3. Delete all of the files in that folder starting with "System San Francisco."
  4. Log out of your Mac and back in to apply the changes.

Nov 24 2014 5:00PM EST | Source: MacLife.com

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Nov 24 2014 4:34PM EST | Source: Geek.com
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I'd hardly consider myself a developer, but I can say that I've learned a lot about app development.

Nov 24 2014 3:33PM EST | Source: CNET iPhone Atlas
But sales will sink to under 50 million in the first quarter of next year, forecasts KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.






Nov 24 2014 2:36PM EST | Source: Geek.com
Pinc
2014 has been the year we figured out that smartphone displays are actually perfect for virtual reality. The folks at Oculus Rift partnered with Samsung in order to get higher quality displays in […]

Nov 24 2014 2:36PM EST | Source: Geek.com
Pinc
2014 has been the year we figured out that smartphone displays are actually perfect for virtual reality. The folks at Oculus Rift partnered with Samsung in order to get higher quality displays in […]

Nov 24 2014 2:12PM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's top official for digital markets said on Monday he was concerned that big tech companies may be abusing dominant positions, but he also said investigations into Google must not be rushed.

Nov 24 2014 1:22PM EST | Source: MacLife.com

Apple World AIDS Day

Seeing some of your favorite iOS apps going (RED)? Don't worry, it's all part of a new Apple promotion that also includes donations to the Global Fund for the fight against AIDS this Friday and next Monday as well. Our Monday Morning Report has all of the details, along with news that Square will be adding Apple Pay support in 2015, and an innovative new way to record Mac-based FaceTime calls. Don't delay, click ahead!

Apple Kicks Off (RED) Promotion Ahead of World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is coming up next Monday, December 1, and Apple is bringing the fight against the disease to its own doorstep this year with a big promotion to help raise awareness and funds this holiday season.

“Apple is a proud supporter of (RED) because we believe the gift of life is the most important gift anyone can give,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “For eight years, our customers have been helping fight AIDS in Africa by funding life-saving treatments which are having a profoundly positive impact. This year we are launching our biggest fundraising push yet with the participation of Apple’s retail and online stores, and some of the brightest minds in the App Store are lending their talents to the effort as well.”

For the next two weeks, Apple and select App Store developers will offer 25 "fan-favorite apps" offering exclusive new (RED) content available via in-app purchase. Through Sunday, December 7, all proceeds from these apps or in-app purchases will go the Global Fund, including popular titles such as Angry Birds, djay 2, Star Walk 2, Clear, and Apple's own GarageBand for iOS, which is now offering a special 99-cent collection of 300 guitar, bass, synth, and drum loops.

On Black Friday (November 28), U.S. customers purchasing select Apple products will receive a special edition (RED) gift card, and Cupertino will donate a percentage of each sale made with those cards as well. Last but not least, all Apple retail and online sales made next Monday, December 1 will include a similar donation.

Square Plans to Add Apple Pay Option Next Year

Curious how Apple plans to grow Apple Pay beyond the more than 200,000 locations where the mobile payment system is already accepted? According to AppleInsider, popular small business services provider Square is planning a new point-of-sale cash register capable of accepting NFC-based payments from Apple Pay (and presumably others, like Google Wallet or SoftCard).

Square founder Jack Dorsey confirmed the plans in a recent interview with CNN, which are expected sometime next year. It's unclear if the more popular Square Reader will gain Apple Pay support, although the company is working on "an entirely new type of register" that will indeed work with NFC hardware.

Ecamm Debuts Mac-Based Call Recorder for FaceTime

Just in time for the holidays, Ecamm Network announced a new product Friday known as Call Recorder for FaceTime, a Mac-based solution that does exactly what you think it does: Record FaceTime audio or video calls, and thanks to OS X Yosemite, iPhone Handoff calls as well. The $29.95 software is now available for download with a seven-day free trial, and is likely to be quite popular with families who want to be able to relive those precious moments where technology brings them together, over and over again.

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Nov 24 2014 1:17PM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
(Reuters) - Microsoft sued the Internal Revenue Service on Monday, seeking information about a law firm hired by U.S. tax authorities in a review of how the software company books sales between subsidiaries.

Nov 24 2014 11:31AM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
LONDON (Reuters) - Google Inc said on Monday it had reached a settlement with a British businessman over defamatory postings in its search results describing him as a pedophile, a murderer and a money-launderer.

Nov 24 2014 9:12AM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries.

Nov 24 2014 8:43AM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers will likely vote on Thursday on a motion proposing the break-up of Google and other Internet technology companies, increasing political pressure on the bloc’s antitrust regulators to take a stronger line on the group.

Nov 24 2014 8:29AM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries.

Nov 23 2014 5:00PM EST | Source: MacLife.com

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The Pocket Kick Speaker is the punch you need when you need to fill your day with amazing audio no matter where you are. It's as portable as they come, but it packs an incredible punch and keeps going with 10 hours of battery life. You can get it for just $74.99.

Kick packs in about as much power as you could ever need into one small package. Though it's small, Kick can push out 400 lumens of light, making it twice as bright as most police flashlights. Keep Kick in your back pocket for just $149.

Drones are taking over the skies, so claim your bit of wild blue yonder with the Panther Drone. Not only can it pull off awesome manuevers with its stunt mode but it also comes equipped with an HD camera, making it ideal for capturing everything from above. Get it on sale for just $110.

An understanding of coding is becoming more important if you want to work on the web or with mobile devices. Whether you just want to learn how the platforms you use so regularly work or if you want to become a developer, this Learn to Code bundle has courses for you. You'll learn HTML, CSS, Java, Xcode, Objective C, PHP, XML, jSON, AJAX, jQuery, and much more. There are eight course and over 80 hoursof content ready to be put to use by you.

Nov 23 2014 2:46PM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
(Reuters) - Shares in microprocessor maker Intel Corp could rise more than 30 percent to $48 over the next two years, Barron's reported in its Nov. 24 edition.

Nov 23 2014 2:05PM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest telecoms service providers have filed a complaint to media regulator Ofcom demanding greater competition in the business broadband market, where they say BT has an effective monopoly.

Nov 23 2014 12:08PM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
(Reuters) - An advanced malicious software application has been uncovered that since 2008 was used to spy on private companies, governments, research institutes and individuals in 10 countries, anti virus software maker Symantec Corp said in a report on Sunday.

Nov 22 2014 5:00PM EST | Source: MacLife.com

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You're always on the lookout for a great deal. Any opportunity to snatch up an awesome item for an affordable price gets you excited. Well, then you'll love our Deals tab. There are always great offers available, and new ones being added regularly. But they're only around for a limited time--like these great deals that are about to end.

Ever have issues with your WiFi connection? Stop messing around with slower speeds and bad connections. Fix your wireless network and make sure you're getting the speed that you need with the help of NetSpot Pro. It's on sale for just $19.

If you want to get into the business of making the web safer for yourself and for others, then you need to get the Cyber Security Developer Bundle. With over 60 hours of instruction on how to secure your online life, this collection of courses is the ideal starting point for any person concerned with safety. Get this bundle for just $49.

When you're on the go and you have your favorite Apple devices with you, it's best to have accessories that make using them even better. That's why you need the Smart Travel Router, a great way to get a charge and connect to the web worry free in almost every country. Get it for just $34.99.

If you like your speakers to be as portable as your music, then you can't miss out on the MIGHTY Speaker. It lives up to its name, capable of going just about anywhere. It's waterproof and sand proof, it floats, and it can keep your music blaring via bluetooth for 6 hours. Get it on sale for just $35.

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