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2 days ago

How to turn off auto-playing videos on Twitter

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How to turn off auto-playing videos on Twitter

Auto play video is a great way to boost engagement (and views!) but it can force disturbing and even offensive content on unsuspecting users and that's not okay. While auto-play should be opt-in you can opt out, and Twitter makes it possible to turn it off on both the website and the iPhone and iPad app.

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Pocket 6.0 introduces Recommendation, lays the foundation for future features

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Pocket 6.0 introduces Recommendation, lays the foundation for future features

Pocket, the popular read it later service, has been updated, adding a new Recommendation section. It also lays the foundation for future updates, set to launch every five to six weeks through the end of 2015.

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2 days ago

How to turn off auto playing videos on Facebook

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How to turn off auto playing videos on Facebook

Facebook's default status is to automatically play the video once it loads. I'd prefer it not to do that, because I don't like my attention — or my Mac's attention — getting hijacked like that. There's an easy way to fix the video auto-play problem. It doesn't involve mucking up your Mac with content blocking software or web browser plug-ins. It's right there in Facebook's preferences.

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2 days ago

Portal, Pushbullet's file transfer app, arrives on iPhone and iPad

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Portal, Pushbullet's file transfer app, arrives on iPhone and iPad

Pushbullet has launched its latest app, Portal, for the iPhone and iPad. Portal is dedicated to file transfers, letting you move files between your computer and mobile devices when they are on the same Wi-Fi network.

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2 days ago

The rise and fall of Apple's all-in-one machines

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The rise and fall of Apple's all-in-one machines

Apple's used the all-in-one design for Mac models from day one, but the concept has evolved heavily since 1984.

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2 days ago

Apple's 'swipe to unlock' patent invalidated in a German court

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Apple's 'swipe to unlock' patent invalidated in a German court

Apple's patent for the "swipe to unlock" gesture on iPhones and iPads has been invalidated in a German court, which said that the feature is not sophisticated enough to merit such protection.

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2 days ago

Teaching changes lives: A salute to Apple's One to One program

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Teaching changes lives: A salute to Apple's One to One program

There's a sad rumor going around that Apple plans to discontinue its retail One to One service: a $99 add-on that gave them a year's worth of weekly 30-minute and hour-long tutoring sessions on anything Apple-related they wanted to know.

What makes it so sad? As a former One to One instructor, let me tell you how great the program was, and why I'll miss it.

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2 days ago

Facebook Moments hits version 2.0, now available outside the US

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Facebook Moments hits version 2.0, now available outside the US

Facebook has released an update for the company's Moments app, which allows users to share photos with one another. It's a solution for those times when you happen to be with a group at an event and would like to have access to all snaps captured by everyone.

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3 days ago

Galaxy Note 5, #penghazi, and 'inserting it wrong'

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Galaxy Note 5, #penghazi, and 'inserting it wrong'

Earlier today on MacBreak Weekly, the long-running podcast hosted by Leo Laporte, Leo was joking about the stories involving Samsung Galaxy Note 5 S-Pens getting stuck backwards in their slots when—you guessed it!—his S-Pen got stuck backwards in the slot. You can see it happen in the video below at around the 49:40 mark.

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3 days ago

Apple Watch owners love checking the weather

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Apple Watch owners love checking the weather

A new survey indicates that weather apps are among the most popular type of third-part app for Apple Watch, with Dark Sky coming out on top as the crowd favorite.

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3 days ago

Straw adds topics to make finding interesting polls easier

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Straw adds topics to make finding interesting polls easier

Polling app Straw has scored another update, bringing along topic filters for polls that should make finding those that you're interested in much easier.

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3 days ago

TuneIn Premium gives users streaming sports, music and audiobooks for $7.99 a month

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TuneIn Premium gives users streaming sports, music and audiobooks for $7.99 a month

The streaming audio service TuneIn has announced a new subscription tier, TuneIn Premium, that will include live streaming of many sports events, along with hundreds of commercial-free radio stations and tens of thousands of audiobooks. The price for TuneIn Premium is $7.99 a month in the US.

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3 days ago

New on iTunes: Early access to Furious 7, deals on buddy comedies, season passes for fall TV

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New on iTunes: Early access to Furious 7, deals on buddy comedies, season passes for fall TV

Every week, the iTunes Store adds new movies and TV content to its catalog. This week, get early access to Furious 7, discounts on buddy comedies, and more.

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3 days ago

Logic Pro X update brings Alchemy synthesizer, direct uploads to Apple Music Connect

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Logic Pro X update brings Alchemy synthesizer, direct uploads to Apple Music Connect

Logic Pro X nabbed a pretty substantial update, bringing along a new sample synthesizer called Alchemy, along with support for direct uploads to Apple Music Connect and much more.

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3 days ago

Swift Publisher 4 for Mac brings a new look, new templates, and Photos support

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Swift Publisher 4 for Mac brings a new look, new templates, and Photos support

Swift Publisher 4, the latest edition of the desktop publishing software from Belight, has hit the Mac with brand-new look, support for OS X's new Photos app, and 70 new templates.

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