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If the image above looks familiar, you no doubt owned or at least were familiar with the original Macintosh way back in 1984, when Apple shipped its initial black-and-white computers with MacPaint. Curious to try it out all these years later? It's now been resurrected as a web app, for those adventurous enough to read on and find out more...
Many current Mac owners may not remember the early black-and-white days of the Macintosh, but they can relive them again, courtesy of a web app called Cloudpaint. According to TUAW, Cloudpaint is the brainchild of one Martin Braun, who resurrects the experience of working on the late, great MacPaint, one of the first bitmap paint applications which shipped alongside the original Macintoshes in 1984. But hey, why no MacWrite?
The Globe and Mail reported Thursday that BlackBerry may find an unlikely remedy for what currently ails the onetime smartphone giant. According to Securities and Exchange Commission filings, a potential offer is on the table from none other than Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin, shareholders who collectively already own eight percent of the company. But the pair may be better known as the co-founders of Research in Motion prior to becoming simply BlackBerry, who are said to be working with investment companies to “work exclusively with each other with respect to any potential acquisition of all or a portion of the assets or equity interests." Seems like an odd move backward, but at this point, anything seems better than the company's current death spiral.
The developer formerly known as App Cubby is back with Launch Center Pro 2.0, a major facelift for the iOS speed dial and shortcuts app. Now known as Contrast, the company has added themes, Dropbox backup and restore and most importantly, an all-new iOS 7 look and feel. Users can now share and import actions from others, and the app makes it easier than ever to get started with a new tutorial video and optimized Action Composer. The update is free for existing users, and priced at $4.99 for everyone else, available now in the App Store.
Cult of Mac is reporting that international travelers now have another option in addition to local SIM cards or becoming T-Mobile customers. KnowRoaming is a sticker that applies to an existing SIM card, automatically switching the user's iPhone to a local service while traveling abroad to avoid costly roaming charges. The Canadian company behind the technology is marketing the sticker as part of a Kickstarter campaign, having already raised nearly double their initial seed money. The company expects to begin shipping the initial product in December, so we'll all know for sure next year if it actually performs as advertised or not.
The Tiffen Company announced this week that its award-winning Photo fx 5.03 for iPhone/iPod touch and Photo fx Ultra 5.02 for iPad have recently been not only updated for iOS 7, but also optimized for an even better mobile photo editing experience. The updates include improved Help functionality and the ability to group photos, and it now features "vibrant graphics and icons" to match the rest of Apple's latest mobile OS. As always, Photo fx apps make it easy to manipulate images and share them via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or even various print, email, and other app options. The updates are free for existing users and available now from the App Store.
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