16 min ago
How to make the Mac your whole house audio jukebox
Setting up whole-house audio with your Mac doesn't require a lot of effort or a huge cash outlay.
All you need is your Mac and the right kind of speakers. Thanks to AirPlay, you can make music wherever you have Wi-Fi. There's a bonus tip in here too, to help you control your Mac from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
20 min ago
EU court rules that Skype's name is too similar to Sky network to claim a trademark
A European Union court has ruled that the name of Microsoft's Skype VoIP service cannot claim a trademark in the EU. The court ruled that the name was too similar to the Sky broadcast network.
Sky first filed a trademark dispute with Skype before it was acquired by Microsoft in 2011.
34 min ago
Canadian Apple TV users can now watch CraveTV and Shomi ... if they have the right cable company
Apple has added two new channels to the Apple TV's lineup in Canada, with both CraveTV and Shomi now available on the set top box.
CraveTV is now available to Bell customers on the Apple TV, giving people access to the channel's entire library.
50 min ago
Dropbox for iPhone and iPad adds comments, will soon allow creation of Office files
Dropbox has a new update rolling out today for the iPhone and iPad that adds some new features. A future update will allow users to create Microsoft Office files from within the app.
The Dropbox 3.9 update lets users add comments to files on the iPhone and iPad, which it added to the web version in late April, along with some other new features.
1 hour ago
OtterBox introduces new Symmetry cases to protect your new iPad
OtterBox has updated its Symmetry case line, adding new, iPad-focused cases.
OtterBox's Symmetry line, originally debuting for the iPhone, now features cases for the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini.
1 hour ago
Portal Pinball will prove the cake is a lie when it's released for Zen Pinball in May
Zen Studios is teaming up with Valve for Portal Pinball, a new table for the Zen Pinball games for the iPhone and iPad. The new table will be released the week of May 25.
Portal Pinball will bring Valve's world of Aperture Science, which it created for the classic puzzle games Portal and Portal 2, down to a pinball table.
1 hour ago
Apple TV adds CBS Sports, USA NOW to its channel lineup
The Apple TV has added two new channels to its lineup with CBS Sports and USA NOW.
CBS Sports on the Apple TV brings you on-demand highlights and analysis of your favorite sports. The channel showcases video from different CBS Sports programs like Jim Rome, Doug Gottlieb, and CBS Sports Originals.
1 hour ago
'Hey Siri!' and the need for alternative activation phrases
"Hey Siri!" is an incredibly convenient way to activate your iPhone, iPad, and now... Apple Watch.
Update: The Apple Watch is here, which makes "Hey Siri!" even more convenient but can lead to even more collisions. Have your iPhone plugged in and your Apple Watch on, say the magic words, and how do you make sure the one that responds is the one you want?
The problem with "Hey Siri!" is everyone knows those words and every plugged-in iOS 8 device — and now Apple Watch —recognizes them. That leads to inopportune activations — mischievous and accidental alike. Google's "Okay Google Now" tries to learn your voice; if it hears someone else yell the activation phrase, it hopefully ignores it. That's an okay alternative if you're the only one who ever activates your device, you never get a stuffy nose or sore throat, or Kevin Spacey never manages to adequately imitate you. But if you do want your significant other, kids, or other friends or family members to be able to activate your iPhone or iPad, you'll still want magic words to work universally. You might just want different magic words.
2 hours ago
Save 52% today on Case-Mate Tough Air Cases for iPhone 6 Plus
This hybrid case can absorb some serious impacts thanks to its dual-layer design that combines a shock absorbing silicone bumper and a strong transparent, textured exterior plastic shell. Grab yours in a black or lime bumper for only $16.95!
2 hours ago
Best storage practices for OS X Server and Time Machine
If you run a Mac server, what's the best way to back up data using Time Machine?
That's the question posed to me in this week's Mac Help. Now, I'll extol the virtues of the Mac mini as a home and small business server until my dying day. Sometimes I think I'm the only one, then a question comes in that reminds me I'm not. This one focuses on storage for OS X Server, Time Machine and more.
3 hours ago
Sprint reports a loss for Q4 2014, struggles amid competition and departing customers
Sprint shared its earnings report for the final quarter of 2014. The company continues to struggle with departing postpaid phone customers and dwindling funds.
4 hours ago
Comic: Getting to know your 12-inch Retina MacBook
Ed: Welcome to this week's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. Today: Getting to Know Your 12" Retina Macbook
4 hours ago
Best Bluetooth headphones for iPhone and Apple Watch
Bluetooth headphones give you the freedom to enjoy music wirelessly, both on your iPhone and your Apple Watch.
Whether you're hitting the gym, heading out for a run, or just hate cords, there's a lot of reasons you might want Bluetooth wireless headphones. They come in over-ear, on-ear, and in-in varieties, just like regular headsets, and shopping for them can be overwhelming given the vast selection and range of price points. To help you choose, here are our favorite Bluetooth headphones for iPhone — and they're also great for use with the Apple Watch on the go!
5 hours ago
15 power tips for being productive with Apple Watch
Want to get the most out of your Apple Watch? Here are 15 of our favorite power user tips for being productive.
Last week, I compiled a list of 28 things you should know about your Watch. Now that you've spent a few days with your Apple Watch, it's time to look at some power user tips that can speed up your interactions and personalize your experience.
11 hours ago
T-Mobile goes after Verizon in latest ad campaign
T-Mobile is going on the offensive against Verizon by launching a "Never Settle" campaign that allows existing Verizon customers to try out T-Mobile's services for free.
The carrier is giving Verizon customers the ability to port their numbers to a new T-Mobile smartphone (while retaining their existing Verizon phone), which they can use free of charge for up to 14 days. After the trial, if the customers wish to stay with T-Mobile, the carrier will cover Verizon's Early Termination Fees:
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