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22 min ago

How to make a bootable Yosemite installer drive

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How to make a bootable Yosemite installer drive

Installing OS X Yosemite is as easy as downloading the installer from the Mac App Store and getting started. But there are times when you might want to create a bootable drive to run the Yosemite installer from, instead. Follow these instructions for details.

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42 min ago

Tim Cook opens up about being gay, the importance of equality

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Tim Cook opens up about being gay, the importance of equality

Apple CEO Tim Cook has penned an op-ed where, for the first time, he opens up about his personal life, his pride in being gay, and how it has helped him develop empathy, and better understand the struggle of minorities and the importance of human rights. From Bloomberg:

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1 hour ago

Microsoft's first fitness tracker works with your iPhone too

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Microsoft's first fitness tracker works with your iPhone too

Microsoft's first fitness tracker, the Microsoft Band, went on sale today across retail and online stores for $199. Featuring a total of ten sensors, the tracker also works with the iPhone via a free, downloadable app called Microsoft Health, which is now available on iTunes.

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3 hours ago

EE switches on 150 Mbps 4G+ network in London

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EE switches on 150 Mbps 4G+ network in London

EE customers in London will be able to enjoy blazing fast speeds on their smartphones and tablets as the carrier announced the completion of its 4G+ (LTE-A) network in the city. Live at 150 sites across London, EE's LTE-A network allows you to download at 150 Mbps on a compatible device.

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4 hours ago

Flipboard undergoes major redesign, launches curated daily news section

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Flipboard undergoes major redesign, launches curated daily news section

News magazine app Flipboard picked up a major update today, which brings forth a new design as well as the addition of over 30,000 topics. Also new is a curated daily news magazine called The Daily Edition, which features a list of general news stories from a variety of categories.

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7 hours ago

On PCalc, widgets, and how the App Store works

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On PCalc, widgets, and how the App Store works

On PCalc, widgets, and how the App Store works

Earlier today PCalc developer James Thomson was advised by Apple that he'd have to update his app to remove its Today view widget functionality. This comes over a month after PCalc, with exactly that functionality, was approved by the App Store review team and featured by the App Store editorial team. So, what happened?

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11 hours ago

Microsoft Health available for iPhone to sync your (future) Microsoft Band

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Microsoft Health available for iPhone to sync your (future) Microsoft Band

We just saw the official Microsoft Band sync app for Mac, which gave us our first look at Microsoft's fitness tracker. Now we're seeing a new Microsoft Health app on Windows Phone, Android and iOS. These apps allow you to personalize your Microsoft Band and offer fitness tracking thanks to the wearable.

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11 hours ago

How to manage your Apple Pay billing and shipping information

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How to manage your Apple Pay billing and shipping information

Apple Pay lets you not only make purchases with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at local retailers that support the service, but also online through many apps, which also supports many more devices. Therefore, it's important to make sure your shipping and billing information is correct so merchants know where to send all the things!

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11 hours ago

Microsoft's fitness tracker app spotted in Mac App Store ahead of announcement

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Microsoft's fitness tracker app spotted in Mac App Store ahead of announcement

An app called 'Microsoft Band Sync' was just spotted in the Apple Mac App Store and looks to be the companion app for Microsoft's rumored wearable. We're expecting Microsoft to announce some kind of wearable within the coming weeks. Forbes recently reported that the fitness-oriented band would be coming out shortly. And just last week the device appeared to have passed FCC approval.

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12 hours ago

Skype for Mac updated to 7.1, brings Yosemite support

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Skype for Mac updated to 7.1, brings Yosemite support

After receiving a quick design update just a couple of weeks ago, Microsoft has just released another update for Skype, bringing the program up to version 7.1 with support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

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13 hours ago

CurrentC could switch to NFC, Bluetooth LE tech in the future

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CurrentC could switch to NFC, Bluetooth LE tech in the future

It looks like Apple Pay and Google Wallet rival CurrentC, which is backed by some of the largest leading retailers, is looking into NFC for the future. In its current implementation, CurrentC converts banking information into a scannable QR code for payment at the register, and the group said that it could change and quickly pivot to an NFC-based payment system if the market demands it.

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15 hours ago

How to switch carriers on the iPad Air 2's Apple SIM

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How to switch carriers on the iPad Air 2's Apple SIM

For those of you who like to surf cellular networks on your iPad over the Wi-Fi variety, the Pad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 come with a special bonus: Apple's self-titled Apple SIM. The nano-SIM is identical to your typical iPad cellular SIM, with one key difference: It supports on-the-fly connections to multiple different cellular carriers.

That's right: You no longer have to decide before you buy your tablet which network you'd like to use it on, and can change it at any time. (Well, mostly. We'll explain in a sec.)

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15 hours ago

Goal Zero Switch 10 and Torch 250 review - solar charging for your iPhone and iPad

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Goal Zero Switch 10 and Torch 250

Goal Zero Switch 10 and Torch 250 review - solar charging for your iPhone and iPad

Goal Zero has made a big name for itself as purveyors of a whole family of smartphone-friendly solar chargers, and we got a chance to check out some of their latest products, the Switch 10 battery stick and the larger Torch 250.

I had used some of Goal Zero's solar chargers on Android devices in the past, and wanted to have a go with their latest offerings before the sun was blotted out for 8 months with Canadian snow and woefully shorter days.

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15 hours ago

How to use Handoff on iPhone and iPad

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How to use Handoff on iPhone and iPad

If you're running iOS 8 on your iPhone or iPad, you've got a new feature called Handoff, which is part of Continuity. The basic premise of Handoff is that you can start something on your iPhone, and pick up right where you left off on your iPad, or even your Mac, or vice versa. The best part is, as long as you've got Bluetooth enabled and your devices are all on the same wifi network, Handoff pretty much just works!

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16 hours ago

GT Advanced COO blames Apple for bankruptcy in detailed court declaration

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GT Advanced COO blames Apple for bankruptcy in detailed court declaration

In a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing for GT Advanced Technologies, the company's chief operating officer Daniel Squiller gave some explanation in a Supplemental Declaration to provide information about what went wrong in the deal that would have GTAT produce sapphire for Apple. Citing changes in specs later in the negotiation period leading to higher than anticipated manufacturing costs, an obligation to produce solely for Apple whereas Apple doesn't have to buy any of the sapphire produced by GTAT, and GTAT's inability to take control of the fabrication process from Apple, Squiller said that GTAT had no other choice but to file for bankruptcy.

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