OS X Yosemite Tips And Tricks

The easiest way to activate OS X Yosemite’s best features on an unsupported Mac

By on October 23, 2014 at 5:55 PM.

The easiest way to activate OS X Yosemite’s best features on an unsupported Mac

Earlier this week, we discussed one fairly complex solution to bringing Continuity / Handoff to Mac and MacBook models that didn’t initially support every feature in OS X Yosemite. It involved replacing hardware and messing with internal code, but now there is a much more effective fix available: the Continuity Activation Tool. More →

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Apple Ads Compilation

Here’s how Apple’s ads have evolved since the 1970s

By on October 20, 2014 at 6:09 PM.

Here’s how Apple’s ads have evolved since the 1970s

Before actor John “And I’m a PC” Hodgman turned the PC into a laughable dope, before dancing silhouettes convinced you to buy an iPod and before George Orwell’s novel came to life in a 60-second spot during the 1984 Super Bowl, Apple made posters.

The history of Apple’s advertising campaigns is almost as interesting as the history of the products it advertises. On Sunday, The Loop’s Dave Mark stumbled upon an article from 2009 on Web Designer Depot which contains an extensive collection of Apple’s ads, from Apple II posters to commercials for the iPhone 3G.

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MacBook and Mac with Touchscreen Display

Apple exec: Apple is ‘not that interested’ in building a touchscreen Mac

By on October 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Apple exec: Apple is ‘not that interested’ in building a touchscreen Mac

In an interview with CNET following Apple’s iPad and Mac event on Thursday, Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi, who talked about Apple’s iOS 8 and OS X operating systems during the keynote, said Apple isn’t likely to make a Mac or Macbook computer with a touchscreen display anytime soon. More →

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Apple Event 2014

Good news, Apple fans: Apple will livestream next week’s big iPad event

By on October 10, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Good news, Apple fans: Apple will livestream next week’s big iPad event

New iPads? Yes. New Macs? Almost certainly. New software? Get ready for Yosemite. New iPods? Precious few people still care at this point, so we’re not sure it matters. Whatever the case may be, we can expect plenty of new products to be shown off during next week’s big event as Apple unveils the rest of its product lineup for 2014. The iPad Air will be refreshed, according to several recent leaks, and we might see an updated iPad mini as well. Beyond that, several computers in Apple’s Mac lineup are due for updates, and Yosemite should finally get a firm release date.

And for Apple fans, the best news might be the fact that you’ll be able to watch all of the action unfold live. More →

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Hackers Mac Flaw Reddit

Scary flaw lets hackers create a botnet of more than 17,000 infected Macs

By on October 3, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

Scary flaw lets hackers create a botnet of more than 17,000 infected Macs

No matter how secure a computer is, hackers will always find a tiny flaw that can be exploited. And sure enough, hackers have found a flaw on at least 17,000 Mac computers and are using it to control them through Reddit.

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Install Windows 10 On A Mac

How to check out Windows 10 on your Mac right now

By on October 2, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

How to check out Windows 10 on your Mac right now

Installing the Windows 10 Technical Preview isn’t overly complex, but what do you do if you don’t have a Windows PC handy? Use a Mac instead. The team behind Parallels, the cross-platform app that allows Mac users to run Windows without rebooting, has put together a guide for installing the Technical Preview in Parallels Desktop 10. More →

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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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