Hidden OS X Features

10 secret OS X features hidden inside your Mac

10 secret OS X features hidden inside your Mac

By on December 17, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Apple recently updated its desktop operating system OS X to version 10.10, also known as Yosemite. The latest version of OS X packs tons of new features beneath a sleek redesign of the user interface, but most Mac computer users likely haven’t even mastered all of the features that were already available in OS X.

We recently told you how to access a nifty paint app that Apple hid on your Mac, and now we have a list to share that identifies 10 interesting OS X features that you might not have known about. More →

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iOS 8.1.3 Update Release Date

Apple has a surprise iOS 8.1 update in store

By on December 17, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Apple has a surprise iOS 8.1 update in store

Apple has already issued iOS 8.2 betas to developers, with iOS 8.2 expected to be the second major iOS 8 update following the recently released iOS 8.1.2, but the company is apparently also working on an iOS 8.1.3 update that should be released before iOS 8.2 is ready for the masses. More →

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Apple Pay Support Expands

Apple Pay is already much bigger than you thought

By on December 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Apple Pay is already much bigger than you thought

This week, Apple announced that its Apple Pay service has grown once again to support dozens of new businesses, including banks, grocery stores, big-box retailers and even Orlando’s Amway Center. With 10 more banks signing on, Apple says that it now supports the cards which constitute about 90% of all credit card purchases in the United States. More →

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Apple iTunes Antitrust Suit Verdict

Apple wins big in $1 billion iTunes antitrust suit

By on December 16, 2014 at 1:26 PM.

Apple wins big in $1 billion iTunes antitrust suit

It looks like draconian digital rights management practices that included deleting songs from some users’ iPods if they came from rival stores wasn’t enough to convince a jury that Apple violated antitrust regulations. The New York Times’ Bruce X. Chen reports via Twitter that a jury has tossed out a years-old lawsuit against Apple that alleged the company engaged in anticompetitive behavior to make sure its iTunes Store remained the dominant marketplace for digital music. More →

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Apple iPhone 7 Concept Pictures

This ‘iPhone 7′ concept shows just how much better the iPhone can get

By on December 16, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

This ‘iPhone 7′ concept shows just how much better the iPhone can get

The iPhone 6 is one of the world’s best smartphones but there’s always room for improvement. As we’ve noted before, one area where Apple could actually take a page from LG’s newest smartphones is the way LG maximizes its devices’ display space while eliminating as much extra space around the display as possible. More →

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Apple Watch Jony Ive

Here’s what a professional watch designer has to say about the Apple Watch

By on December 16, 2014 at 11:22 AM.

Here’s what a professional watch designer has to say about the Apple Watch

Even though Jony Ive was the executive Apple chose to talk about the development of the Apple Watch and the three-year effort that went into the design of the company’s first smartwatch, at least one designer isn’t convinced that Apple’s design guru is the only man who should take credit for the creation of the wearable gadget. More →

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Featured
Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (save $35!)

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (save $35!)

By on December 16, 2014 at 10:29 AM.

Yesterday’s post about paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale brought you nine nifty paid apps that were all available for free for a limited time, and several of them are still free if you hurry. Today, however, we have an even better batch. There are eight great iOS apps on Tuesday’s list, and they would regularly cost you $35 altogether to purchase. For a limited time, however, they’re all free.

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iPhone 6 Milky Way Wallpaper

The story behind the Milky Way wallpaper on your iPhone 6

By on December 16, 2014 at 9:26 AM.

The story behind the Milky Way wallpaper on your iPhone 6

Apple has a penchant for plastering beautiful scenery on all of its new devices, so you probably weren’t surprised to find a gorgeous shot of the Milky Way beneath the apps on your iPhone 6. The man who captured in the image in the first place, on the other hand, was completely taken aback. More →

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Yosemite Continuity/Handoff on Older Macs

One of the best Yosemite features is now available on even older Macs

By on December 15, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

One of the best Yosemite features is now available on even older Macs

Even though Apple’s 2014 OS X update is compatible with many Mac models, including older machines dating back to 2007, not all the new features included in Yosemite can work on older laptops and desktop. One of the best additions to OS X, at least for users who also own iPhones and iPads, is Continuity/Handoff, but the feature only works on Macs that have Bluetooth 4.0 support, which means that Macs older than mid-2012 (depending on model) can’t support it. More →

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What Is Working For Apple Like

What it’s like to get a dream job at Apple after 4 years of trying [updated]

By on December 15, 2014 at 2:25 PM.

What it’s like to get a dream job at Apple after 4 years of trying [updated]

Apple is not an easy company to work for and it’s also not an easy company to get hired by — just ask engineer Jeremy Foo, who finally got hired by Apple after trying to get a job there for the past four years. More →

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Apple Pay Partners

This great free app tells you when you’re in a store that accepts Apple Pay

By on December 15, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

This great free app tells you when you’re in a store that accepts Apple Pay

Apple’s mobile payment solution Apple Pay will someday be among several similar offerings that are ubiquitous in the United States. These great mobile device-based payment solutions will be accepted everywhere and consumers will no longer need to carry credit cards or even cash. But as we said in our recent coverage of a smart card called Coin, that future is still far off in the distance.

In the meantime, most retail establishments don’t accept Apple Pay. So, if you want to use Apple’s new mobile payment solution, you’ll first need to figure out whether or not it even works in the store you’re visiting.

Now, figuring that out is easier than ever thanks to a free iPhone app called Chameleon. More →

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Apple iPhone 6 16GB Vs. 64GB

Another reason Apple should (but probably won’t) kill off 16GB iPhones

By on December 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

Another reason Apple should (but probably won’t) kill off 16GB iPhones

One thing that many Apple fans have criticized the company for this year has been releasing 16GB models of both its newest iPhones and iPads even though it’s clear that most users need more storage on those devices. Now Business Insider points us to a new study that offers still more fodder against Apple’s insistence on making 16GB the lowest possible tier for storage space on its iPhones and iPads. More →

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