Apple 3D Holographic Display

This might be Apple’s most incredible iPhone invention yet

By on September 30, 2014 at 12:10 PM.

This might be Apple’s most incredible iPhone invention yet

Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a recent interview that the company is working on products that haven’t been covered in rumors yet, and a patent recently awarded to the company serves as a great reminder. Called Interactive holographic display device, the patent describes ways to show interactive holograms using an advanced touchscreen display on certain devices, a technology that could someday be included in future iPhone, iPad or Mac products. More →

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Apple iPhone Radial Menu

Here’s a great Galaxy Note 4 feature that might be coming to future iPhones

By on September 2, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Here’s a great Galaxy Note 4 feature that might be coming to future iPhones

Apple is giving both of its operating systems major facelifts this fall with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, but after 44 new patents were granted to the company on Tuesday, it’s clear that these updates are only the beginning. Patently Apple is focusing on a few of the most significant patents, starting with moving radial menus, a feature found on Samsung’s Galaxy Note line of phablets. More →

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Mailbox for Mac Beta

Hugely popular email smartphone app is ready for a public Mac beta

By on August 19, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Hugely popular email smartphone app is ready for a public Mac beta

Mailbox is one of the most popular email apps on iPhone and Android as it’s won wide acclaim for helping its users “get to zero” emails. And now it looks like lucky OS X users will be able to use it on their desktops because the company’s Mailbox for Mac client is available in beta version on the company’s website and can be downloaded by anyone interested in giving it a try. More →

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10 Hidden Mac Features

10 hidden Mac features you didn’t know existed until now

By on July 21, 2014 at 1:22 PM.

10 hidden Mac features you didn’t know existed until now

Our computers are packed to the brim with features we never use, but some of them might be more useful than you think. Business Insider has put together a list of ten Mac features that aren’t explicitly detailed anywhere on the desktop, but could save you some time and hassle depending on how you’re using your computer. More →

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Differences Between Mac And PC

Mac vs. PC: Here are the real differences

By on June 26, 2014 at 12:59 PM.

Mac vs. PC: Here are the real differences

The burning rivalry between Mac and PC is one of the most storied rivalries in the history of technology — ruining friendships, bringing down corporations and inspiring some very creative commercials — but do we truly understand the fundamental difference between a Windows PC and a Macintosh? I’m sure many of you do, but for those who don’t have a grasp of the finer details, Computerphile has put together a short video primer explaining how Macs and PCs differ. More →

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Apple-Command Button Story

The untold story of why the Command key replaced the Apple key on your Mac

By on June 23, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

The untold story of why the Command key replaced the Apple key on your Mac

Susan Kare is a well-known graphic designer who has worked for various companies including Apple, where she created the icons that were part of the original Macintosh operating system’s user interface. Cult of Mac reports that Kare talked at an EG conference in early May in California about her early years at Apple and the inspiration behind her iconic designs and she also revealed why the Mac’s original Apple key was replaced with the Command key. More →

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OS X Swift File Deletion

Apple’s Swift makes it easier than ever to accidentally delete every file on your Mac

By on June 4, 2014 at 3:05 PM.

Apple’s Swift makes it easier than ever to accidentally delete every file on your Mac

Both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite were clearly the focus of Apple’s WWDC keynote, but one of the biggest surprise announcements was the reveal of Swift, a new programming language for developers. One of the language’s most noteworthy features, the playground, allows developers to test their code as they type, but without a “sandbox” to protect the computer, this can lead to some very unfortunate accidents. More →

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Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts for Internet

The ultimate list of Mac shortcuts for all your favorite Internet services

By on May 28, 2014 at 3:56 PM.

The ultimate list of Mac shortcuts for all your favorite Internet services

Mac users looking to get around faster while dealing with various popular online services and apps including Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, WordPress, Pocket, Feedly, Google+, Google Docs, Dropbox, Evernote, Spotify, Soundcloud and Tumbler should check out BufferApp’s extensive list of keyboard shortcuts for OS X devices, which offers users more than 111 shortcuts for these online tools. More →

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Apple Prototypes Computers Phones Tablets

Incredible photographs showcase some of Apple’s earliest prototypes

By on May 28, 2014 at 2:53 PM.

Incredible photographs showcase some of Apple’s earliest prototypes

Apple’s designs have become so ubiquitous over the past ten years that’s it hard to remember a time when the company was struggling to find its identity. Early in Apple’s existence, the rising star of the industry brought in outside help to figure out how to make its products stand out. In fact, Frog, a design firm with studios all over the world, is credited with many of the earliest design prototypes for Apple’s future products. Of course, plenty of the designs were changed significantly from their conception (or scrapped entirely), but as Frog founder Hartmut Esslinger illustrates in his latest book, Keep it Simple, Apple might never have drawn so much attention without the assistance of his team. Among the stories, Esslinger includes some fascinating imagery of prototypes that never saw the light of day. We’ve included a few below, but head over the to The Verge to see the rest. More →

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How To Backup Mac Windows 8

Everything you could possibly need to know about backing up your computer

By on May 26, 2014 at 12:10 PM.

Everything you could possibly need to know about backing up your computer

Locally stored data is corrupted every day. Hard drives die every day. Laptops are stolen every day. Computers break every day, and sometimes they simply cannot be fixed. When one of these inevitabilities makes its way into your life, it can either be a horrible experience that ruins your month or it can be a minor inconvenience — the choice is yours and yours alone.

Back. Up. Your. Data. More →

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ARM-Based Mac and MacBook

ARM-based iMacs and MacBooks reportedly in the works

By on May 26, 2014 at 9:50 AM.

ARM-based iMacs and MacBooks reportedly in the works

Apple is apparently working on various ARM-based OS X computers, including new iMac, Mac mini and MacBook models, French site MacBidouille has heard from a reliable source. The publication says that Apple already has such Mac prototypes featuring between four and eight 64-bit quad-core ARM processors, and a new keyboard that incorporates a larger Magic Trackpad. More →

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Apple.com Free Shipping Deal

Here’s another reason to get all your iPhone and Mac accessories from Apple.com

By on May 23, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Here’s another reason to get all your iPhone and Mac accessories from Apple.com

Apple is offering online buyers free shipping on all the items available in its online stores through May 29, which is a nice change of pace from the company’s typical free shipping policy that only covers orders of $50 or more, 9to5Mac reports. This will allow buyers to purchase many accessories for iPhone and Mac that are priced under $50, and that wouldn’t otherwise qualify for the free shipping offer. More →

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iPhone, iPad and Mac Refunds

Apple will now refund your money twice as fast

By on May 12, 2014 at 4:32 PM.

Apple will now refund your money twice as fast

Users who aren’t happy with something they purchased from Apple’s online store should be pleased to hear that Apple has significantly improved refund times in the U.S. to under a week, from the previous 10-day schedule. Reuters reports that, in a bid to convince even more buyers to purchase products directly from its online store rather than from Amazon or Best Buy, Apple is willing to pay more for expedited shipping, in order to return money to customers faster. More →

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