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Apple buys hydroelectric power station in Oregon to power data center

 Apple buys hydroelectric power station in Oregon to power data center

Apple has long strove for clean energy-powered data centers for their iCloud infrastructure, and they’re taking over a hydroelectric plant in Oregon to help ensure that they can maintain that goal. Apple was recently recognized by Greenpeace for the 100% green energy supply that powers their data centers, but that supply has largely come from solar installations and from local wind power supplies. Oregon is ripe with potential for hydroelectric power, and the Prineville data center will take advantage of that. As reported by The Oregonian:

Big data centers like the one Apple has just opened in Prineville use huge volumes of electricity – as much as a small city – to power thousands of computers that hold photos, music and all manner of other digital information.

Apple, like other leading data center operators, says it plans to power its data centers entirely with renewable energy. Currently, Apple says it buys “local renewable wind energy” for its Prineville facility. The company has explored the possibility of acquiring land for a huge solar array, like one it operates in North Carolina, but has indicated it may pursue other options instead.

The 45-Mile Hydroelectric Project was previously owned by EBD Hydro, who had secured .5 million in federal loans and grants to finance construction. The plant is projected to generate between 3 and 5 megawatts of electricity — a fraction of the power needed in a large data center like Apple’s.

Source: The Oregonian; Via: AppleInsider

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How to share an action in Launch Center Pro

 How to share an action in Launch Center Pro

Launch Center Pro lets you create actions for all the things you do regularly on your iPhone and iPad, from emailing a specific person to sending a boilerplate text message, it can do it all. What’s more, if you create a particularly cool action, you can easily share it with friends, families, co-workers… anyone at all!

How to share an action in Launch Center Pro for iPhone and iPad

  1. Open the Launch Center Pro app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the Edit button in the upper right hand corner.
  3. Tap on the action you’d like to share.
  4. In the next menu, tap on Share Action.
  5. Safari should now launch and show you some information about your action. Fill in anything you’d like the person to know and remove any personal information. Then tap on Create.
  6. *Copy the URL** from the Address Bar.
  7. Share the URL with anyone you’d like to have the action.

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The person you shared it with can just go to the URL and Launch Center Pro can import the action all on its own.

If you use Launch Center Pro, have you ever shared actions with other people? And if you have any cool actions you’ve created, feel free to share their URLs in the comments below along with a description of what it does!

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How to get to your favorite apps as fast as possible with Launch Center Pro

 How to get to your favorite apps as fast as possible with Launch Center Pro

Launch Center Pro focuses on giving you access to the things you use most on your iPhone and iPad, as fast as possible. That includes launching your favorite apps. Here’s how:

How to add an app to Launch Center Pro for iPhone and iPad

  1. Open Launch Center Pro on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the Edit button in the upper right hand corner.
  3. Here you can either tap on an empty square in the main screen to add an action, or open a group and create one within. In this example, I’m going to create an action inside the Apps group.
  4. Now tap on Action Composer.
  5. Choose an app category. Again this choice is yours and you can browse through each section to see which apps they contain.
  6. Tap on the app name in order to start creating an action. In my example, I’ll choose Fantastical.
  7. For this example, I just want the app to launch so I’ll select Launch Fantastical 2.
  8. Give your action a name if you haven’t already and then tap Done in the upper right hand corner.
  9. Tap on Done on more time to confirm.

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That’s it, you’re now ready to start using your new action.

How to launch an app with Launch Center Pro for iPhone and iPad

  1. Open Launch Center Pro on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on your action to launch the chosen app or tap and hold on a group to expand it.
  3. Now slide your finger to the action inside the group and release it on the action.

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That’s it. The selected app will launch instantly.

Launching apps with Launch Center Pro is a great alternative to using folders that you have to continuously open and thumb through. Give it a try and tell us what you think as opposed to using folders!

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Solar and fuel cell farms for Apple’s North Carolina data center now completely operational

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The solar farms and fuel cells meant to power Apple’s data center in North Carolina are now all online, and we have a better idea about how it all works. Apple’s sites are the largest privately-owned clean energy centers in the country, and consist of two solar farms and and a fuel cell farm. The whole apparatus feeds into the power grid, and then Apple uses the energy it needs, according to Katie Fehenbacher at Gigaom:

Apple’s second 20 MW solar panel farm, which is about 15 miles away from the data center near the town of Conover, North Carolina, is also up and running. All told, the three facilities are creating 50 MW of power, which is about 10 MW more than what Apple’s data center uses. Because of state laws, the energy is being pumped into the power grid, and Apple then uses the energy it needs from the grid. But this setup also means Apple doesn’t need large batteries, or other forms of energy storage, to keep the power going when the sun goes down and its solar panels stop producing electricity.

The solar farms use high-efficiency panels, and one of Apple’s farms contains 50,000 panels in 100 acres. These panels also follow the sun throughout the day to ensure maximum energy absorption. The fuel cell farm is smaller, and uses methane biogas to produce its energy.

Apple decided to build its own solar power because back in 2010 and 2011, they couldn’t buy clean power from the local utility, Duke Energy. They still can’t though Duke has taken steps to gain regulator approval to use clean energy sources to provide power. They’ve been very secretive about this project, and are taking what they’ve learned from it into similar future endeavors. Apple is currently building another solar farm like the North Carolina facilities near their Reno data center.

It also seems likely that Apple’s foray into clean power lit a fire under Duke Energy. Since clean energy wasn’t available from Duke when Apple was making their decisions a few years ago, they had to go their own way. Duke undoubtedly sees an opportunity to provide power to, and thus make a lot of money from, large internet companies like Google and Facebook, both of which have data centers in North Carolina. It’s likely that they view Apple’s data center as a missed opportunity. Google recently announced that they’ll be working with Duke on the energy company’s clean energy pilot program.

How do you feel about Apple’s green energy projects? Would you like to see them do more? Sound off in the comments.

Source: Gigaom

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Samsung HomeSync media center priced at $299, arrives October 6th

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You might remember the Samsung HomeSync media center from when it was first unveiled in January. After a bit of a wait, the HomeSync can finally be yours come this Sunday, October 6th.

Like Chromecast and similar media streaming devices, HomeSync transforms your standard HDTV into a smart device. Unlike the aforementioned devices, the HomeSync is powered by Android Jelly Bean, works with a wide range of Google Play apps and utilizes your Galaxy smartphone or tablet as a remote control.

Not enough for you? The HomeSync also packs a whopping 1 terabyte of storage, and all of its stored content can be shared with your Galaxy devices. Even better, you can even share through mobile broadband. This syncing relationship goes both ways, which means that photos or videos you take on the go can be easily sent back and stored to the HomeSync.

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Similar to the Galaxy Gear, the HomeSync will not work with just any Android device. Your mobile device must support Samsung Link, which includes quite a few Galaxy branded handsets and tablets including the Note 3 and Galaxy S4.

As you might have already guessed, the HomeSync doesn’t come cheap. The media center device will set consumers back 9. Is it worth the money? Honestly it just depends on how ingrained you are into the Samsung ecosystem, and whether or not you like the idea of storing a massive amount of local music, movies and photos.

What do you think, interested in the Samsung HomeSync or not?

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What happened to the quick Tweet and Facebook post buttons on Control Center in iOS 7?

 What happened to the quick Tweet and Facebook post buttons on Control Center in iOS 7?

With iOS 6, Notification Center had two quick button actions, tweet and post to Facebook, that could be reached from anywhere on the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with the downward swipe of a finger. Now, in iOS 7, they’re gone. Disappeared. Taken out back and shuttered. So where did they go, and how can you quickly tweet or post to Facebook now, on iOS 7?

Short answer, they got obliterated. Not moved. Not hidden. Obliterated. The truth is, they never fit into Notification Center, because they’re not notifications. They’re actions. They were out of context. However, the brand new Control Center seems to exist to take on just exactly those jobs. Quick access to Settings, quick access to apps, why not quick access to tweeting and posting to Facebook?

Apple, in their infinitely looped wisdom, however, hasn’t seen fit to include them there. Maybe they will in a future update, maybe they’ve decided those quick actions just weren’t right and we won’t ever see them again. In the meantime, if you loved the iOS 6 quick action tweet and Facebook post buttons, you’re in for a huge disappointment. They are no more.

 What happened to the quick Tweet and Facebook post buttons on Control Center in iOS 7?

One alternative is to use Siri, which can now post to both Twitter and Facebook. Simply say “Post to Facebook” or “post to Twitter” and then dictate what you want to say. It’s incredibly fast and convenient… if you’re in a situation where you can talk out loud to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

If not, the alternatives aren’t anywhere nearly as quick or convenient. You can use the Twitter and Facebook app, one or a third-party alternative Twitter apps like Tweetbot or Twitterrific. They’re nowhere nearly as always-accessible as Notification Center, nor are they as single-purpose or streamlined as the quick action buttons, but they still exist.

You can also use the tweet or Facebook post action in the Share Sheets in most apps to quickly send out a message, but the catch is you have to share something to do it, and you’re not always going to want to do that.

In a perfect world Apple would include them in Control Center, or a similar mechanism, and enhance them with actionable notifications so we can reply and reset within apps as well, making even more of our actions quick. Sadly, we don’t live in that world yet. Strangely, the upcoming OS X Mavericks not only retains the quick action tweet and Facebook post buttons in Notification Center, but actionable notifications as well. And it’s not even mobile, where those features are inarguably more urgently needed.

So, no good answers, but if you used and relied on the old quick actions button, feel free to vent in the comments, and if you come up with any brilliant work arounds, let me know!

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Apple reveals they took down Developer Center due to intrusion, completely overhauling system

 Apple reveals they took down Developer Center due to intrusion, completely overhauling system

Apple has sent an email out to developers addressing the reason behind the ongoing multi-day outage of their developer portal, confirming suspicions that it was the result of a security breach.

Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website. Sensitive personal information was encrypted and cannot be accessed, however, we have not been able to rule out the possibility that some developers’ names, mailing addresses, and/or email addresses may have been accessed. In the spirit of transparency, we want to inform you of the issue. We took the site down immediately on Thursday and have been working around the clock since then.

In order to prevent a security threat like this from happening again, we’re completely overhauling our developer systems, updating our server software, and rebuilding our entire database. We apologize for the significant inconvenience that our downtime has caused you and we expect to have the developer website up again soon.

The good news is that Apple had sensitive personal information encrypted, and hopefully in time Apple will be able to rule out the possibility entirely that any unencrypted information was compromised.

The developer portal is used by iOS and Mac developers for managing their developers accounts and apps, as well as accessing areas like developer forums to discuss technical issues. While it’s normal for the site to go down for routine maintenance from time to time, extended outages like this are uncharacteristic, prompting concerns of a privacy breach starting yesterday.

We will continue to post more details as they become available.

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