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Mac Help: Should I install Yosemite now?

Mac Help: Should I install Yosemite now?

Welcome to the inaugural installment of our new Mac Help feature. Each week I try to help our readers sort out problems they're having with their Macs. If you have a question or issue you're having trouble with, I encourage you to email us at machelp@imore.com. This week's question comes to us...
Netflix

Marriott looking to bring Netflix, Hulu Plus and Pandora to your hotel room TV

Marriott is about to make your hotel stay much more rewarding. The hotel chain has confirmed to Bloomberg that it is testing a TV service that allows its guests to access streaming content from their own Netflix, Hulu Plus and Pandora accounts. The service is currently being trialled in eight...
What could Apple do with 2GB of RAM in the iPhone?

What could Apple do with 2GB of RAM in the iPhone?

iOS has always been incredibly efficient when it comes to its use of random access memory (RAM). It's what makes cross-platform spec comparisons so much more than just a numbers game. Apple gets to write their own native code directly to their own hardware. There's also no garbage collection to...
Magzter unveils all-you-can-read magazine subscription service

Magzter unveils all-you-can-read magazine subscription service

If you're tired of shelling out a ton of money each month on your favorite magazines, Magzter may have the solution for you. The company just launched its "Magzter Gold" subscription service, which offers up a Netflix-esque all-you-can-read approach to digital magazines via its iOS app. Similarly...
Evernote for Mac helps you organize your digital life

Evernote for Mac helps you organize your digital life

Evernote has long been a popular way for people to take notes and archive important information. If you've never used it, here's an introduction to the Mac version of the software, and some tips on why you might be interested. By the way, Evernote is free to start with, so you can get try it out...
How to set up your new Mac

How to set up your new Mac

You've bought a Mac for the first time. Now comes the fun part: Getting it out of the box and setting it up. Apple's setup process for first-time Macintosh buyers is pretty straightforward, but there are still a few confusing points. So let's walk through it together. Once you've got your Mac...
iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus

C Spire expands its rolling data offer to its 10, 15 and 30GB sharable plans

Wireless provider C Spire, which serves about 1 million customers in the southeastern US, is now offering rolling data for its 10GB, 15GB and 30GB shared data plans for free. Customers on the company's other plans can switch over to one of the three rolling share data plans at no additional cost...
Avoid blurry selfies and shaky photos with a Bluetooth remote shutter

Avoid blurry selfies and shaky photos with a Bluetooth remote shutter

I'm not a fan of selfie sticks for a variety of reasons — chief among them that people tend to leave them on while doing other device-related tasks, like talking on the phone. But I admit that I like the idea of using them to frame a good shot. Even without a stick or tripod, however, I can use...
Apple ends agreements with Crimean developers following U.S. and European sanctions

Apple ends agreements with Crimean developers following U.S. and European sanctions

Apple has apparently terminated their agreements with developers in Crimea, following sanctions against the region made by the United States government and European Commission. The sanctions prevent Apple from doing business in the region, and developers there will no longer be able to publish...
Stronghold Kingdoms Mac

At long last, Stronghold Kingdoms is available for Mac castle builders

Stronghold Kingdoms, the free-to-play medieval-themed real-time strategy from developer Firefly Worlds, has finally made its way to the Mac App Store. The game was first released for Windows-based PCs in 2010 as an open beta before officially launching in 2012. The game offers players a single...
How to setup and use action extensions on iPhone and iPad

How to setup and use action extensions on iPhone and iPad

Action extensions, part of extensibility, let apps share their functionality with other apps. For example, you can use a 1Password action extension to login to your Twitter account from inside Tweetbot. You can use a Bing action extension to translate a web page inside Safari. You can use a PDF...
At the Core: My iPad sketchbook dilemma

At the Core: My iPad sketchbook dilemma

This past weekend, I participated in the MIT Mystery Hunt, a delightfully zany three-day puzzle competition that asks its hunters to solve all manner of crosswords, ciphers, logic puzzles, rebuses, and more. Though my team expressly goes in with little interest in winning the hunt, it's a great...
Get tough iPhone 6 Plus screen protectors on sale today for only $8.95

Get tough iPhone 6 Plus screen protectors on sale today for only $8.95

These bad boys aren't your average protectors; they're made from the same material used to shield the front of vehicles from abrasive elements and provide unmatched scratch protection. Ultra thin and optically clear, the UltraTough ScreenGuardz are virtually indestructible.
Xbox One SmartGlass gets support for iPhone 6, 6 Plus

Xbox One SmartGlass adds support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Xbox One SmartGlass for iPhone and iPad has hit version 2.10.1. This update adds support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. In addition to support for Apple's latest phones, SmartGlass has also received a number of bug fixes. You can download SmartGlass 2.10.1 from the App Store now. Free -...
Sid Meier's Starships

Sid Meier's Starships will explore space on iPad and Mac in early 2015

Legendary game designer Sid Meier continues to keep himself busy. Today it was revealed that he and a small team at developer Firaxis have been working on a space-themed turn-based strategy game, Sid Meier's Starships. It's due for release early in 2015 for the iPad and Mac, along with the PC...
Apple Website MLK Tribute

Apple's website pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

Apple's home page, at the time of this writing, has been given over in tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. It's in honor of the man and his accomplishments, and coincides with the observation of Martin Luther King Jr. day in the United States. From Apple.com: Today we reflect on the life and...
Did you dump your Android phone for an iPhone 6?

Did you dump your Android phone for an iPhone 6?

A strange thing kept happening to me at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week: Whenever I was standing in line for food, for coffee, or to speak to someone at a booth, and using my iPhone 6 Plus to help pass the time, people came up to me to ask how I liked it. That's usually my...
EE Store

EE to refund customers £1 million after overcharging VAT

Customers of UK mobile operator EE are to receive a share of around £1 million after they were wrongly charged VAT. Those who happened to be outside the EU and used data on their plans between October 2012 and October 2014 were affected by a "billing system error." It's reported that 0.5 percent...
Apple Watch: With great intimacy comes great responsibility

Apple Watch: With great intimacy comes great responsibility

Here's how notifications work on the Apple Watch: When a new one comes in, the "taptic engine" — a linear actuator — literally taps you on the wrist to let you know about it. There's no loud buzzing to draw anyone else's attention, just a subtle but recognizable tap, designed for you and you...
Three

Three UK reportedly looking to purchase O2 from Telefonica

The company behind UK mobile operator Three, Hutchison Whampoa, is reportedly looking to purchase competitor O2, which is currently owned by Telefonica. The deal could be worth as much as $13.6 billion to Telefonica, who The Financial Times reports to have enlisted the aid of investment bank UBS...

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