Siri Mac OS X 10.12 Leak

Here’s what Siri is going to look like on your Macbook

By on May 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

Here’s what Siri is going to look like on your Macbook

We’ve known for a while now that Apple might bring Siri to the Mac. It certainly feels like the next logical step, considering that Siri is already available on iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. The update is rumored to arrive later this year, and will be one of the main features of the upcoming OS X 10.12 update.

Even though we’ll have to wait for WWDC to see the full details, the first user interface elements for Siri for Mac have leaked, including the dock and menu bar icons. More →

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Apple Mac

We really wish Apple would start paying more attention to the Mac

By on April 29, 2016 at 8:13 PM.

We really wish Apple would start paying more attention to the Mac

Apple last quarter experienced its first year-over-year drop in revenue since 2003. Not only that, but Apple saw a sales decline across all major product lines: iPhone sales were down 18%, iPad sales were down 19% and Mac sales were down 9%.

With most analysts preoccupied with iPhone and iPad sales, it appears that the Mac continues to be overlooked. Which is strange given that the Mac these days is actually more profitable than the iPad. During Apple’s most recent quarter, for example, the iPad generated $4.4 billion in revenue compared to the Mac which brought in $5.1 billion in revenue. More →

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iPhone iPad Correct Plural Phil Schiller

Apple exec says you should never mention iPhones when discussing iPhones

By on April 29, 2016 at 3:46 PM.

Apple exec says you should never mention iPhones when discussing iPhones

Any iPhone users out there when have been around long enough to have bought an early iPhone 4 unit will remember the unexpected cellular signal loss they may have experienced. The antenna was on the outside of the phone, and Apple’s engineers didn’t foresee this problem: holding the phone by its antennas might mess with cellular reception. But then late Apple cofounder and CEO Steve Jobs famously explained that if you experienced signal issues while using the iPhone 4, you were probably holding it wrong.

Now, a different Apple executive is telling us we’ve been doing something else wrong when it comes to the iPhone. More →

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Apple Device Life Cycle

How long Apple expects all of its most popular devices to last

By on April 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM.

How long Apple expects all of its most popular devices to last

There’s been a running joke for years that Apple builds its devices to last just long enough to satisfy a warranty or a two-year contract before they inevitably start running into issues, forcing the user to upgrade.

As the proud owner of a working iPhone 3GS and 2011 MacBook Air, I can attest that not every Apple device breaks after two or three years, but that doesn’t mean that Apple expects you to hold on to your devices for much longer.

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Mac Ransomware KeRanger Fix

First OS X ransomware encrypts your data, demands money for giving it back

By on March 7, 2016 at 7:15 AM.

First OS X ransomware encrypts your data, demands money for giving it back

Ransomware is a dangerous type of malware threat that affects plenty of Windows users. This kind of software encrypts certain files belonging to the user and then demands a fee for the unlock key. While Mac users have long been safe from such threats, the first such threat attacking OS X computers has been detected. Fortunately, it has already been dealt with. More →

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Play PS4 Games on PC Mac

Play PS4 games on your PC or Mac with the next major console update

By on March 1, 2016 at 8:43 AM.

Play PS4 games on your PC or Mac with the next major console update

On Tuesday morning, Sony revealed that the next system software update for the PlayStation 4 will be available to those in the beta program starting this week. Codenamed MUSASHI, the 3.50 update is one of the most meaningful to hit the PS4 in months, bringing both minor improvements and major new features to the console. More →

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Apple AC Wall Adapter Recall

How to find out if the AC wall adapters Apple just recalled might electrocute you

By on January 28, 2016 at 1:03 PM.

How to find out if the AC wall adapters Apple just recalled might electrocute you

Apple on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of AC wall plug adapters included in the box along with some Macs, Apple World Travel Adapter Kits, and a few iOS devices from 2003 to 2015. A large number of markets are impacted, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea.

Why is Apple recalling this tiny piece of equipment that you’ve been taking for granted for many years? Well, it looks like they might electrocute you.

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How To Fix Safari Bug

How to fix the annoying bug that’s crashing Safari on everyone’s iPhones and Macs

By on January 27, 2016 at 9:23 AM.

How to fix the annoying bug that’s crashing Safari on everyone’s iPhones and Macs

You wake up on this fine winter morning and roll out of bed, fighting the urge to keep hiding under those cozy covers for at least another few hours. You stumble across the room, down the hall and into the kitchen where you begin to brew a new blend of coffee that you hope will carry you through the morning as well as your typical cup. With your eyelids still heavy, you struggle to focus on your iPhone as you pull up Safari and get ready to read the morning news.

Then Safari crashes. And that new blend of coffee you wanted to try smells disgusting. More →

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iPhone Android iPad Mac Electricity

How much does it cost to charge iPhones, Android phones and Macs?

By on January 18, 2016 at 5:10 PM.

How much does it cost to charge iPhones, Android phones and Macs?

Are you worried your smartphone addiction also comes with hidden additional costs, like a higher energy bill? You actually shouldn’t as the yearly cost for charging your fancy toys, including your iPhone, iPad and Android devices, is more than affordable.

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Run Windows Apps on Mac

The best ways to run Windows apps on your Mac without installing Windows

By on January 15, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

The best ways to run Windows apps on your Mac without installing Windows

In 2016, you can do pretty much everything on a Mac that you can do on a Windows PC. But if there are Windows applications that you desperately need for work (or play), you’d probably prefer an alternative to installing another whole operating system on your computer. More →

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Remix OS Android PC Download

The software that turns any computer into an Android PC is now available for download

By on January 12, 2016 at 2:17 PM.

The software that turns any computer into an Android PC is now available for download

Remix OS isn’t something most people are familiar with right now, but we’ve talked about this Android initiative a few times already. The new software offers users a Windows-like Android experience on traditional computers. Jide, the creators of this Android fork, have come up with dedicated hardware for it in recent months, but last week they announced that the software will soon be available to install on any computer out there.

Well, get your affairs in order, as Remix OS is now available to download and run on any computer you like. More →

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OpenEmu Video Game Emulator

The best Mac video game emulator is now even better with N64, PS1 and PSP support

By on December 31, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

The best Mac video game emulator is now even better with N64, PS1 and PSP support

Although video game emulation has been a popular pastime for gamers with an itch for retro gaming experiences, the prospect of downloading multiple pieces of software just to play old games isn’t all that alluring to casual fans of the hobby. If you’d include yourself in that group, you might want to check out the latest update for OpenEmu. More →

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MacKeeper Customer Data Breach

13M customers of a Mac scareware app exposed to potential data breach

By on December 15, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

13M customers of a Mac scareware app exposed to potential data breach

The chances are that if you own a Mac of any kind you have probably encountered online ads that promote MacKeeper, an application that promises to keep you Mac safe from external threats, but which is generally perceived to be a scareware app that you’d best avoid. In fact, there’s also a security issue that should further convince you to get rid of the app. Apparently, the company behind it can’t protect personal data belonging to its customers. Records for more than 13 million MacKeeper users have been exposed by a security researcher without any difficulty, and without him even looking specifically for this information. More →

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