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How to access any Mac system preference in one click

How to access any Mac system preference in one click

Want to make a quick change to any System Preference setting? No need to open the System Preferences app, just click it from the Dock. Here's how! Apple guru Dave Marra recently tweeted a great Mac tip that I'm going to share with you. Make sure to check out his Marrathon.com site for more great...
Tim Cook meets with President, celebrates Apple office opening during trip to Israel

Tim Cook meets with Israeli President, celebrates opening of new Apple office

Apple CEO Tim Cook made a stop over in Israel on Wednesday, Feb. 25 following a stop in Germany. Cook, along with Apple vice president of Hardware Technologies Johny Srouji, met with current Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Cook was apparently in the country for the opening of Apple's new offices...
Movavi Photo Editor for Mac adds background removal, text overlay, and more

Movavi Photo Editor for Mac adds background removal, text overlay, and more

Movavi Photo Editor for Mac has hit version 2.0, bringing a number of new features. Most notable among these is background removal, which works similarly to Movavi's existing object removal feature. The app has also added text overlays, horizon leveling and more. Below is the list of new...
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The PWR Case for the iPhone 6 aims to help users cut the cord

A newly revealed case for the iPhone 6, the PWR Case, has been designed to not just protect the smartphone but also to quickly charge it without the need of the typical cord. Prong, the team behind the PWR Case, is currently raising funds on the Indiegogo website so it can launch the product....
We're offering 50% off this iPhone 6 Plus anti-glare screen protector today only!

We're offering 50% off this iPhone 6 Plus anti-glare screen protector today only!

This iPhone 6 Plus screen protector is custom designed to fit perfectly on your device and is easy to apply, even for a novice. The ultra-slim PET film reduces glare and fingerprints while providing a smooth touchscreen experience. Each package includes one screen guard, cleaning cloth and...
Fans launch campaign for remastered edition of Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Fans launch campaign for remastered edition of Sonic the Hedgehog 3

The developers behind Sega's remastered editions of Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2 are hoping that Sega will allow them to complete the trilogy by releasing their version of Sonic 3 & Knuckles for iPhone. Developers Christian Whitehead and Simon Thomley, also known as Taxman and Stealth,...
Polar Loop fitness tracker review and hands-on

Polar Loop fitness tracker review

The Polar Loop has a great hardware design, tracks motion and sleep, and can be worn while swimming and bathing. Unfortunately, the software side needs some serious work. Worn like a traditional watch band with a clasp, the Polar Loop is comfortable and stylish all in one. But does function...
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Barclays Pingit will allow you to send money using your Twitter handle

Barclays has announced that Pingit users in the UK will be able to use their smartphones to send money using Twitter handles, which would remove the requirement for mobile numbers and bank account details to be exchanged. The new feature will go live on March 10. All that will be required is...
How BabyTalk made remote therapy accessible with iPad and FaceTime

How BabyTalk made remote therapy accessible with iPad and FaceTime

BabyTalk is a free program offered by the Stanford Ear Institute and Weingarten Children's Center that uses Apple's iPad and FaceTime to bring speech therapy to deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the rural areas of California. Kathy Sussman is executive director at Weingarten, and a passionate...
Here's how to copy photos from your Mac or PC to your iPhone and iPad

Here's how to copy photos from your Mac or PC to your iPhone and iPad

Confused about how to sync your Mac or Windows PC photos to your iPhone or iPad? We've got you covered. Apple's new Photos app for OS X (and with it, full iCloud Photo Library support on your Mac) is on its way, but until it arrives, people are stuck in photographic limbo, relying on iTunes or...
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Gemalto denies 'massive theft' of SIM card encryption keys by NSA and GCHQ [updated]

Update: A new report in The Intercept claims that Gemalto is drastically downplaying the effects of this attack. In the report, several security researchers came to the conclusion that "the company made sweeping, overly-optimistic statements about the security and stability of Gemalto's networks...
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Apple ordered to pay $533 million for infringing on gaming-related patents

A federal jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay $533 million in damages after it found that the company's digital media distribution services – including the iTunes Store – infringed on three patents owned by Smartflash LLC. The patents in question were allegedly used without permission in third...
Apple Pay now used by more than 1 million Chase Bank customers

Apple Pay now used by more than 1 million Chase Bank customers

It seems that Apple Pay has really, well, payed off for Chase Bank. The company announced today that over 1 million of its customers have started using their credit or debit cards with Apple's payment platform since its launch last fall. The numbers were released during Chase's 2015 Investor...
Speaking of Apple Cars...

Speaking of Apple Cars...

We've seen some cool iPhone 6 cases inspired by 1980s sci-fi blockbusters. Batman. Back to the Future. But I'm still waiting on the one I really want... I nearly lost my mind when I saw the Batman iPhone 6 cell phone cover. It's the coolest thing I've seen that's absolutely useless but that I...
Early backer Kickstarter pricing for Pebble Time increased to 30,000 watches

Early backer Kickstarter pricing for Pebble Time increased to 30,000 watches

Due to the insane interest and backing that Pebble's latest endeavor, the Pebble Time, has received, the company has issued an update announcing that it has decided to increase the number of units it will ship in May from the $179 tier to 30,000. In addition, the Pebble team says that it will...
Ting launches open beta for its GSM network

Ting launches open beta for its GSM network

Ting's GSM network, which it announced late last year, has officially entered into an open beta. Previously, customers could test the network out on an invite-only basis. If an open beta for a network sounds odd, Ting explained the benefits of the tests it has done so far: We've been hard...
Here's how to take fantastic macro shots on your iPhone

Here's how to take fantastic macro shots on your iPhone

Macro photography allows you to see the world from a different perspective. Whether you're shooting giant cereal pieces a la "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" or the petals of a flower, you can create fantastic scenes from otherwise ordinary objects. iPhone macro photography is especially exciting:...
Do I need Mac anti-virus software?

Do I need Mac anti-virus software?

Malware is a real and present danger on the Mac. Is it time to install anti-virus software? It's a question we're getting asked with increasing frequency. As the Mac's popularity continues to grow and security stories makes headlines, both real and imagined, it's something more and more Mac owners...
Iterate 82: Christa Mrgan and Audio Hijack 3

Iterate 82: Christa Mrgan and Audio Hijack 3

Iterate brings together the best designers and app producers in the business to talk user interface, human interaction, icon design, and user experience from concept to implementation. On this episode — Christa Mrgan of Rogue Amoeba joins Marc, Seth, and Rene to talk Audio Hijack 3, visual design...
Apple adds Maps Flyover support for Venice, Edinburgh and 7 more cities

Apple adds Maps Flyover support for Venice, Edinburgh and 7 more cities

Apple has added nine new cities to its list of locations that support the 3D Flyover imagery included as part of its iOS Maps app. The new additions bring the total number of cities that use the Flyover imagery to 121 locations around the world. The list of new cities that have Flyover...

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