Apple and Tesla Come Together – Perfect Bedfellows?

Elon Musk‘s genius is hard to dispute, and with his company Tesla Motors (among others), he is one of the hottest entreprenuers these days. Wasn’t it just a matter of time when a company such as Apple and Tesla joined forces? And now, it has happened.

Apple and Tesla
Well, it’s not a merger deal, but Apple and Tesla are collaborating on making the driving experience of Tesla cars even better. While some gearheads may not be fans of electric vehicles, there is a lot to be said about Tesla cars.

The Tesla Model S is being touted as setting a new standard for premium performance. With ZERO emissions, 5+2 seating, 0 to 60 in 4.2 seconds, this car could probably hold its own.

Also read: Watch Apple CarPlay in Action in a Ferrari

And with the next Model S firmware upgrade, the collaboration between Apple and Tesla is going to be apparent.

Apple and Tesla

9to5mac shows the “what’s new” details, citing the fact that Model S owners will be able to start and drive their cars using only an iPhone. Look ma, no hands!

Tesla is obviously not the only car in the market who offers these features, as there are already other brands which allow their vehicles to be controlled to a certain extend with a mobile phone, but with such names as Apple and Tesla coming together, extraordinary things are bound to happen.

Now if we can only afford a Tesla…

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Leica M-P 24MP rangefinder camera doubles memory buffer of Leica M

Premium camera producer Leica has revealed an upgraded version of its Leica M rangefinder. The Leica M-P houses a full-frame 24-megapixel CMOS sensor, accompanied by a 2-gigabyte memory buffer double the size of the Leica M version, allowing it to be not only twice as fast, but also capable of up to 24 images in a burst mode at a speed of 3 fps….

Ancient Space story-driven RTS coming to OS X and Windows

Ancient Space

Ancient Space is a story-driven, real-time, single-player strategy game from Creative Forge Games and Paradox Interactive. Players will take command of a fleet conducting a scientific mission
on the edge of the known universe, charting what lies beyond in The Black Zone.

Fight for your life, your faith, and the survival of your ship and crew as you build and upgrade your fleets and then survive overwhelming odds in…

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Paint Pro 3.5 – Easy-to-use drawing tool and image editor. (Demo)

Paint Pro is an easy-to-use drawing tool and image editor which can help you to draw pictures and edit your existing photos. With it you can sketch and crop, rotate, scale images very easily. At the same time, you can and text onto images as you want. The app also supports layers, so you can re-edit them freely.


  • Support retina display.
  • Open and save images in TIFF, JPEG, PNG, BMP and many other popular formats.
  • Support all kinds of tools, including fill, eyedropper, line, curve, rectangle, ellipse, text and so on.
  • Support layers.
  • Easily add, edit and re-edit shapes, text and images.
  • Full support for undo/redo/cut/copy/paste operation.
  • Support transparency.
  • Rotate/Crop/Resize/Flip images.
  • Support grid.
  • Quickly and easily select any part of an image.
  • Cut ,copy and move parts from one image to another.
  • Select and remove unwanted elements of your images.
  • Paste images from/to all other apps including Pages, Keynote, Safari, iBooks Author and so on.
  • Save images with layers and re-edit them in the future.
  • Print images directly.

Version 3.5:

  • Add Shape tool and Move tool
  • Optimize UI operation
  • Fix some bugs
  • OS X 10.6.6 or later

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iPhone 6 Information Leak Sourced from Foxconn Details Dimensions of 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch Versions

French Apple website (Google Translate) has shared a variety of new details about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6, including dimensions for each model, info about the protruding camera ring on the rear of both devices, and more. The photos appear to be of internal information residing in a Foxconn factory, as the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and 4.7-inch iPhone 6 carry code names of N56 and N61, respectively.

The information states that the final version of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will measure 158 mm long, 78 mm wide, and 7.1 mm thick (7.7 with the protruding camera), weighing 184.6 grams, or 6.5 ounces. Also spotted is information for a first prototype, which retained the same length and width but was 7.0 mm thick and weighed 168.5 grams, or 5.9 ounces.


Supposed measurements of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6

Meanwhile, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is said to measure at 138 mm long, 66 mm wide, and 6.9 mm thick, as the weight of the device is not listed. For comparison, the iPhone 5s measures 123×58 and is 7.6 mm thick.


A comparison of both the 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch model, as well as the iPhone 5s

A source close to the production of the 5.5-inch version claims that it will feature a battery with a capacity of 2915 mAh, which is in line with a component leak from earlier this month. The source did not specify whether the larger device was equipped with a sapphire display, however Apple reportedly shipped 28 containers of displays to Foxconn from the United States. It is possible that those containers could have come from GT Advanced Technologies, which Apple partnered with to produce sapphire displays at a factory in Arizona. However, no additional evidence suggests that is the case.


A schematic showing the protruding camera on each iPhone 6 and the iPhone 5s

Specifics around the protruding camera ring on both devices are also seen in the photos, as the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will have an external camera ring that protrudes at 0.67-0.77 millimeters while the one 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will protrude at 0.77 mm. Both protruding camera rings appear to be similar to the one on the fifth-generation iPod touch, although it is unknown at this time what specific purpose they serve. The schematic of the protruding camera ring on the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 was spotted a few days ago, however that was originally interpreted to be for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.

Finally, the source notes that the iPhone 6 features a well cut-out logo on its rear, which is said to be made from a very durable material and lines up with previous leaks. The device’s rear bands sighted in previous leaks are also said to be featured on the iPhone 6, and will act as refined antennas. Apple was also said to be working to feature a 2.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 6, however the company scrapped it to avoid complaints about compatibility.

Certification tests for both models were said to take place last week, with mass production reportedly beginning this week. Apple is said to have ordered 40 million 4.7-inch units of the iPhone 6 for the rest of 2014, and is aiming for a 100 million devices by the end of this year. It was also stated that the launch 5.5-inch version may be delayed until a later time, although both are scheduled to be introduced at the same time.

Apple will reveal the iPhone 6 at a media event on Tuesday, September 9. In addition to a refined design as mentioned above, both models of the device will feature a faster A8 processor, an improved camera, and more.

Spillo 1.1 – Take full control over your bookmarks on Pinboard. (Shareware)

Spillo is a powerful, beautiful and amazingly fast Pinboard client. Spillo lets you browse and organize your bookmarks in a stunning modern interface. Spillo also makes creating a bookmark from anywhere on your Mac as convenient as possible.

A beautiful interface
Spillo has a beautiful modern interface that feels just right at home on your Mac. Spillo uses all the latest technologies that you would expect from a modern OS X application.

Easily organize your bookmarks
Spillo allows you to create powerful collections by specifying a number of rules. Don’t limit yourself to Pinboard’s default organization and create collections that just match your needs.

Create powerful searches
Spillo also allows you to create and save public searches based on a username and a number of tags. You can keep recurrent searches right in your sidebar.

Share to a multitude of services
Spillo supports sharing your bookmaks to a multitude of services such as Instapaper, Pocket, Twitter and Facebook. Should you be annoyed by some services, you can easily disable them in the Preferences.

Quickly create a bookmark from anywhere on your Mac
Spillo’s bookmark creation window can be brought up from anywhere on your Mac. Use the (optional) menu item or global shortcut to bring up. The URL field will also be pre-populated based on the content of your clipboard.

Browser integration to make bookmarking simpler
Spillo comes with browser extensions that make bookmarking from any page trivial. The bookmark creation window will be pre-populated based on the content of the current page. They are available for Safari and Chrome.

Spillo is super fast!
Spillo’s edge is its speed and responsiveness. Don’t wait on a slow network to process your data, Spillo caches it and syncs whenever it’s more convenient.

All the shortcuts you would expect
Spillo has a multitude of shortucts that make browsing, organizing and editing your bookmarks so much quicker.

AppleScript support
Spillo has full AppleScript support for browsing, creating and updating bookmaks so it’s easily extandable. Want to create an Alfred workflow to create a new bookmark in Spillo? You can do it with a couple of lines of AppleScript. Check this script that retrieves the current tab in Safari and presents the Spillo window to create a bookmark for that URL.

Create your own Sharing Service plugins
Spillo has an open plugin architecture that lets you extend the built-in sharing capabilities by building your own Sharing Services. Building a plugin is really easy, just check out the small SDK on GitHub and start building!

Version 1.1:

New Features:

  • Support selection and dragging of multiple bookmarks simultaneously in the list view. You can now show the edit sheet for multiple bookmarks, drag multiple bookmarks to a tag, etc.
  • When typing a space-separated list of tags in the search field, Spillo will now search for all bookmarks having all the tags rather than matching the whole string as a tag
  • Tags in the bookmark list view can now be clicked which will select this tag in the sidebar
  • Add new Collection rule for “Not Tagged”
  • In the Web content view, add a context menu option to set the selected text on the page as the bookmark title or description


  • When viewing tags in the sidebar, clicking the tags header will deselect the currently selected tag allowing you to view all bookmarks and nicely drag them to a tag for example
  • In the Collection rules, replace “Shared” with “Public”
  • Add checkbox in the deletion alert to skip it in further attempts
  • Improve performance of sidebar
  • Fix tags not always updating in the list view when updating a bookmark
  • Fix bookmarks sometimes being incorrectly reordered when making changes while tags are shown in the sidebar
  • Fix search field sometimes being unusable after switching between searches and collections
  • Make sure that the context menu delete and edit options are disabled for public bookmarks
  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Cataline Kitty 1.03 – Action game starring Cataline the ginger cat. (Free)

Cataline Kitty…Enter the beautiful world of Cataline! Made out of fabric and tapestry, get ready to be drawn into the charm of intricate embroidery! Wait, this is a game right? Yes it is!

Cataline the ginger cat is hungry! Take aim and launch her into the air and land in the fish bowl safely! Use your skills to accurately direct her with the right amount of pulling power and angle.

Rainbow Power! Use the boost button to give a slight boost to her flight speed. Throw yarn balls to the kittens.

But watch out for obstacles and enemies! Sometimes you have to shoot the yarn balls at them to help you out.

This game is all about strategy and skill! Do you have what it takes to win the game?

Cataline Kitty version is the limited version of Cataline the FULL version. The FULL version awaits with 60 fun and challenging levels!

Let’s play!

“The attention to detail in the graphics is amazing.”

“This is the games masterstroke: visuals that would feel comfortable sharing a drink with Ilomilo and LittleBigPlanet. Certainly the designer of this game should be proud of this aspect of his work, particularly when you consider that most other games in this field, barring perhaps ‘trucks and skulls’, go for a scattergun approach to design elements.” ~FitzKreiner

Version 1.03:

  • Bug fixes
  • Now supports Retina MacBooks
  • Added new animations
  • OS X 10.7 or later

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iBeams Pro 1.7 – Sketch and instantly view shear, moment, deflection, and reaction diagrams. (Commercial)

iBeams Pro is unlike traditional design tools where you have to define nodes and elements to model your structure. iBeams Pro lets you work like you normally do. You sketch out your beam and loads like you would on a design pad, and instantly view shear, moment, deflection and reactions diagrams. It is very easy to modify and view variations, and you can rapidly analyze several beams in a matter of minutes rather than hours, allowing you to finish your designs more rapidly than ever before.


  • Beam diagrams with multiple load and support cases and the corresponding shear, moment, deflection, and reaction diagrams
  • User editable properties
  • Imperial and S.I. units
  • Editable material and section properties
  • Multiple supports
  • Multiple loads
  • Joints and Moment Releases

Version 1.7:

  • Now you can view any value along the shear, moment, and deflection diagrams. Simply click and hold on one of the diagrams, and then pan to see all the corresponding values at one point along the beam span.
  • This update also allow this application to run correctly on OS X 10.9.5 and later without triggering a warning from Gatekeeper.

OS X 10.6 or later

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Intaglio 3.5.1 – Drawing and illustration application. (Shareware)

Intaglio is a traditional Mac drawing & illustration application exclusively for Mac OS X. Patterned after the original Mac drawing applications, Intaglio is intuitive to beginners and familiar to traditional Mac users. Intaglio builds on the 2D graphics, text, color, and scripting capabilities of Mac OS X to provide unprecedented power and flexibility in an inexpensive drawing program. Intaglio isn’t just compatible with with Mac OS X, it was designed from the ground up to fully exploit the capabilites that make this platform ideal for graphics work. Naturally Intaglio is great for casual users, but it is also an ideal tool for experienced graphics experts who need special features or want a simpler experience than what is provided by the usual multi-platform graphic franchises. You can download and try Intaglio in demo mode before you purchase it.

Intaglio works with yesterday’s software as well as today’s. Intaglio will convert old drawings from ClarisDraw and MacDraw II to Quartz graphics so you can continue to use your old work. You can also convert PICT images saved by any classic QuickDraw application. Of course Intaglio also supports the popular image formats today including PDF, EPS, SVG, and many bitmap file formats such as JPEG, PNG, and TIFF. You can drag graphics out of Intaglio and drop them directly into most modern applications such as Apple’s iWork suite. Because Intaglio also converts modern formats such as PDF and SVG, you can frequently drag another application’s graphics into Intaglio for editing and drag the modified graphics back to the original application.

For more information, please visit the Intaglio website.

Version 3.5.1:

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • QuickTime 10 or later

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