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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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Apple Mac Sales

Forget the ‘Post-PC’ era, Apple’s Mac lineup is thriving more than ever before

By on October 29, 2015 at 11:00 PM.

Forget the ‘Post-PC’ era, Apple’s Mac lineup is thriving more than ever before

It’s fascinating how quickly the landscape can shift in tech. Not too long ago, it seemed that everyone was heralding the dawn of a new tablet age. Encouraged and perhaps blinded by the early success of the iPad, many people a few years ago were quick to predict that the Mac would inevitably become something of a footnote. Sure, people would still use the Mac for more intensive work tasks, the argument, went, but day-to-day computing would be carried out by tablets like the venerable iPad.

It may have been a compelling argument at the time, but the reality is playing out much differently. Flash forward to 2015 and iPad sales are still plummeting. Meanwhile, Apple last quarter set a new Q4 sales record with the Mac, having sold 5.7 million units over the past three months.

All the more impressive is that Apple over the past 12 months set a new Mac sales record, having sold 20.6 million machines over the last fiscal year.

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Vysor Android Remote Control Desktop App

This free Android app does something awesome that no iPhone can

By on August 25, 2015 at 2:02 PM.

This free Android app does something awesome that no iPhone can

Smartphones can be used to control computers remotely with the right apps installed on both devices, but there may be cases where you want to do the opposite – control a smartphone from a computer. One new app for Android allows users to do exactly that, manage the Android device from a computer. The app, however, is only available for Android devices, which means it can’t be used to operate an iPhone or any other iOS devices. More →

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How to Install Windows 10 on a Mac For Free

How to install Windows 10 on a Mac for free

By on August 6, 2015 at 2:10 PM.

How to install Windows 10 on a Mac for free

For years, Mac users have been thanking their lucky stars that they never had to deal with Windows 8. OS X has had its fair share of issues, but none could compete with the identity crisis of Windows 8. Therefore, many of you are probably curious to see how Microsoft turned everything around with the launch of Windows 10.

Thankfully, if you’re willing to take a few extra steps, you can install the new Windows OS on your Mac and find out for yourself. More →

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Windows 10 Mac Yosemite El Capitan Parallels

Windows 10 on Mac gets always-on Cortana commands, but there’s a catch

By on July 29, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Windows 10 on Mac gets always-on Cortana commands, but there’s a catch

It’s Windows 10 upgrade day today, which means many Windows users eligible for a free update will turn their Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines into Windows 10 PCs. Mac users looking to run Windows 10 side-by-side with Yosemite or El Capitan will have to wait a while, but it’ll be worth it. More →

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Apple Mac Sales

Sorry, WSJ, but Apple killing off the Mac is a laughably bad idea

By on July 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

Sorry, WSJ, but Apple killing off the Mac is a laughably bad idea

A few weeks ago, Christopher Mims of The Wall Street Journal penned a bizarre and borderline embarrassing opinion piece arguing that Apple should abandon its Mac business entirely. The reasoning? Apple should ostensibly “focus on products that represent the future.”

Perhaps appreciating the shaky foundation upon which his arguments lie, Mims’ piece begins with a plea for to readers to “indulge” him. Not surprisingly, what ultimately follows is nothing more than an exercise in absurdity.

I was reminded of Mims’ piece yesterday in light of reports that the entire PC market, save for Apple, is imploding. While every PC manufacturer on the planet is experiencing a year over year decline in growth, Apple’s Mac business is actually growing. In light of that, I thought it was worth re-visiting Mims’ piece in an effort to show why the Mac remains an ongoing, integral, and strategic part of Apple’s business and bottom line.

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Office 2016 for Mac Launch

Office 2016 for Mac has finally arrived, but not everyone can use it

By on July 9, 2015 at 12:51 PM.

Office 2016 for Mac has finally arrived, but not everyone can use it

It’s been an incredibly long wait, but Office 2016 for Mac finally launched on Thursday. After months of testing the software through Microsoft’s preview program, Mac users can now download the completed productivity suite, which includes new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. More →

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