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Technology, meet vacation: The 21st century road trip

Technology, meet vacation: The 21st century road trip

Welcome to the 21st century road trip. You know the drill when it comes to a summer road trip: The bags are packed, but before you leave, you've got to make sure you haven't forgotten any essentials. Sure, there are probably stores in Oregon, but do you want to re-buy something you already own...
How to create an Apple ID for iTunes and Apple Music

How to create an Apple ID for iTunes and Apple Music

Before you get started with Apple Music, you'll need an Apple ID. Chances are you've already created an Apple ID; if you have an iCloud account, for instance, or you've ever purchased music on iTunes, you're all set and can log in. If you don't, here's a quick primer on creating an ID and setting...
Parallels Windows 10

Parallels 11 fully supports Windows 10, brings Microsoft's Cortana to the Mac

Microsoft's personal assistant Cortana is not officially available on OS X, but that hasn't halted Parallels releasing version 11 for the Mac, which not only includes full support for Windows 10, but also Cortana too. With Parallels 11 installed and a copy of Windows 10 loaded, a simple "Hey,...
Apple Music still being enjoyed by 79% of trail users

Apple Music still being enjoyed by 79% of trial users, according to Apple

While a new survey had placed the number of users still listening with Apple Music at around 52%, Apple has now disputed that claim. The company has stated that 79% of customers that have signed up for the service's free trial are still using Apple Music, which still has a little over six weeks...
Apple Watch makes Apple Pay 'magical'

Apple Watch makes Apple Pay 'magical'

Two great products that work even better together—Apple Pay and Apple Watch. That's according to a new survey that pegs U.S. and U.K. usage of Apple's mobile payment service by owners of the company's watch at 80%, with 42% saying it's convenient and 51% going so far as to say it's 'magical'. From...
New on iTunes: Early access to Cop Car, deals on true stories, and discounts on last season's TV

New on iTunes: Early access to Cop Car, deals on true stories, and discounts on last season's TV

Every week, the iTunes Store adds new movies and TV to its catalog. This week, get early access to Kevin Bacon's Cop Car, discounts on true tales, and more. This week in movies, we'll start off with Cop Car, a new, early-release thriller starring Kevin Bacon. Several movies based on a true...
Apple pushes RAW compatibility update to OS X Yosemite with support for more cameras

Apple pushes RAW compatibility update to OS X Yosemite with support for more cameras

Apple recently started pushing out a new Digital Camera RAW Compatibility update for OS X Yosemite today that brings RAW format support for a number of new cameras. The update clocks in at version 6.06 and covers RAW compatibility for the following list of cameras: Canon PowerShot G3 X Leica Q (...
Straw Web Polling lets you create a poll from any browser

Straw Web Polling lets you create a poll from any browser

Straw, which specializes in mobile polling, has extended its efforts to the web. With Straw Web Polling, users can create polls in most modern browsers, including Safari, Chrome, and Microsoft's new Edge browser. In order to get started, you can create a new account with Straw Web Polling, or...
Nuance's Dragon Anywhere hopes to take mobile dictation to the next level

Nuance's Dragon Anywhere hopes to take mobile dictation to the next level

Nuance, widely rumored to be involved in Siri has announced a new, cloud-powered mobile version of its popular Dragon voice dicatation app. Called Dragon Anywhere, the app offers continuous dictation, syncing with various cloud services, and sync between your phone, tablet, and desktop....
OS X El Capitan Public Beta 5 now ready for download

OS X El Capitan Public Beta 5 now ready for download

Apple has released the fifth public beta version of OS X El Capitan. Members of the Apple Beta Software Program can download the Public Beta 5 from the Updates tab in the Mac App Store. To participate in the beta, you'll need to sign up on Apple's Beta Software Program website. Remember that...
OnHub

OnHub is Google's new Wi-Fi router that's supposed to offer better connections

Google is now competing with Apple's AirPort wireless routers with the just revealed OnHub. The router was developed in partnership with TP-LINK, and is designed to be easy to set up and use and is supposed to offer users better wireless connections. Google said they wanted to make OnHub look...
How to tell Apple Music what you like

How to tell Apple Music what you like

Apple Music's recommendation engines work magic—but they have to know what you like. Here's how to help them along. One of Apple Music's biggest strengths is its custom-curated playlists and suggestions: These primarily show up in the For You tab, but also come into play when building Genius...
Paper for iPhone 'coming soon' from FiftyThree

Paper for iPhone 'coming soon' from FiftyThree

FiftyThree, the developers behind popular sketching app Paper, have announced that they are bringing the app to the iPhone. There's little information on the iPhone version of the app so far, with FiftyThree only saying that it's "coming soon" and posting a teaser image. While still only a...
Apple Pay nabs support from 18 more U.S. banks and credit unions

Apple Pay nabs support from 18 additional U.S. banks and credit unions

Apple Pay has picked up support from another set of banks and credit unions in the United States. With the addition of these 18 banks, the total number of financial institutions supporting Apple Pay now stands at 439. Check out the list below to see if your bank or credit union made the cut:...
Spark adds rich email signatures, alias support, and better gesture customization

Spark adds rich email signatures, alias support, and better gesture customization

Spark, the email app from Readdle, has hit version 1.1, bringing support for rich HTML signatures, email aliases for Google, iCloud, and Yahoo accounts, and more swipe options, including swiping to Spam, or to a connected cloud service of your choice. You can also add multiple attachments from...
Square Cash now lets you send money to your friends from you Apple Watch

Square Cash now lets you send money to friends from your Apple Watch

Square Cash, an app that lets you quickly money to your friends, has been updated with support for the Apple Watch. You can now send money, approve requests, and more right from your wrist. With this update, Square is also offering $5 to users who invite others using their referral code....
Company of Heroes 2

Company of Heroes 2 brings World War II battlefields to the Mac on Aug. 27

Mac gamers who are fans of real-time strategy games will be able to get one of the better recent examples made for the PC on August 27. That's when Feral Interactive will release the Mac version of Relic Entertainment's World War II real-time strategy game Company of Heroes 2 via Valve's Steam...
Misfit and Speedo create new fitness tracker for swimmers

Misfit and Speedo dive in together with a new fitness tracker for swimmers

Misfit, a popular fitness tracking company, has partnered with Speedo, the well-known swimming brand, to create a fitness tracker made for swimmers. The Speedo Shine is the newest offering from the two companies, which tracks everything from swimming to sleep. While looking nearly identical to the...
iOS 9 FAQ: What you need to know!

iOS 9 FAQ: What you need to know!

If you have iOS 9 questions, we have your answers! iOS 9 was unveiled at WWDC 2015 and is currently in developer preview and public beta. It won't ship until this fall, but we're already fielding tons of questions about it. So, we're collecting all those questions and, better still, providing...
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Comic: 4.5 tips to keep your Apple gear cool this summer

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: 4.5 tips to keep your Apple gear cool this summer Read more comics from The Pixel Project.

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