Windows 10 vs. OS X Yosemite

How to run Windows 10 Technical Preview on top of Yosemite for free

By on March 26, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

How to run Windows 10 Technical Preview on top of Yosemite for free

Mac users curious to see how Microsoft’s latest operating system update looks and feels like can run the Windows 10 Technical Preview on their OS X computers right now without purchasing additional software that lets them actually install Windows 10 on top of Yosemite, OS X Daily reveals. More →

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Tether Mac App Download

Insanely cool free Mac app automatically unlocks your computer as you approach it

By on March 13, 2015 at 10:08 AM.

Insanely cool free Mac app automatically unlocks your computer as you approach it

It’s frightening how many people are so lazy that they can’t be bothered to use even the simplest security solutions to protect their computers and smartphones. I’m guilty myself — I typically don’t enable password security on my laptop because I’m not worried about prying eyes in my home or in my office. I try to remember to enable password protection when I travel elsewhere, but I probably only remember half the time, at best.

Now, people like me have a brilliant and free way to secure our Mac computers without ever having to bother entering a password. More →

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Office for Mac 2016 Download

You can download Office for Mac 2016 for free right now

By on March 5, 2015 at 12:56 PM.

You can download Office for Mac 2016 for free right now

Microsoft on Thursday finally released a product that some Mac owners may have been waiting for: its Office for Mac 2016 collection of apps. And the best part? It’s completely free! The only downside, depending on how you look at it, is that it’s only a beta version of Microsoft’s productivity suite. More →

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Freak: Android and Mac Security

Beware of the ‘Freak’ inside every Android and Mac

By on March 4, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Beware of the ‘Freak’ inside every Android and Mac

More and more security threats are discovered on a regular basis, and now it’s turn for a “Freak” vulnerability — that’s actually its name — for Android and Mac to come out of hiding. According to Re/code, both Google and Apple are aware of the situation, and have developed fixes to patch the Freak. More →

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Free iWork for iCloud Access

Yet another smart way Apple will reel you in

By on February 13, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

Yet another smart way Apple will reel you in

There are many means at Apple’s disposal for convincing consumers to buy an iPhone, iPad or Mac. Some involve the company actively promoting its products, some use partners to indirectly promote its products (such as Apple Pay or HealthKit), and some use other clever tricks that might get the job done. One such case is Apple’s recent decision to open up its cloud-based productivity suite to anybody, not just customers who already own Apple devices. More →

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10 Mac OS X 10.10 Tips and Tricks

Hidden tricks to make your Mac more useful than ever before

By on February 9, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

Hidden tricks to make your Mac more useful than ever before

Whether you’re a new or experienced Mac user, it’s likely you’re not familiar with all the secret features and tricks OS X has to offer. To further help you master your Yosemite skills, Popular Mechanics has a guide of 10 tips that can turn your Mac into an even more powerful beast. More →

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Yosemite 10.10.3 Update: Photos for Mac

The one iPhone app Mac users have been waiting for is finally here… but you can’t have it yet

By on February 5, 2015 at 3:40 PM.

The one iPhone app Mac users have been waiting for is finally here… but you can’t have it yet

At WWDC 2014, Apple revealed that it has been developing an OS X version of one of the default apps iPhone users probably use the most and the company has finally made it available to Mac owners. However, not all of them can download it just yet. More →

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ControlAir: Kinect-Like Mac

Video: This amazing app lets you control your Mac with Kinect-like gestures

By on February 5, 2015 at 12:50 PM.

Video: This amazing app lets you control your Mac with Kinect-like gestures

Available as a free download in the Mac App Store, ControlAir is a brand new OS X app that will let you control media on your OS X computer like never before. It uses the Mac’s camera to interpret a variety of gestures that can trigger certain actions inside a variety of apps. More →

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Hercules Universal DJ Review

This $250 box made me a DJ

By on January 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

This $250 box made me a DJ

I can’t tell you how old I feel right now. I can remember it like it was yesterday though, carrying a crate of drum and bass records down the hall in my college dorm and practicing on my friend’s turntables. Actual vinyl records on actual Technics 1200 decks. People would funnel in and out of the room, some to hang out and enjoy the music, others to complain about having to study for exams.

It was a great time, and now people can experience the same thing without having to dump $1,500, $2,000 or even more on a rig. No, these days it only costs $250 to be a DJ. More →

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KeyTouch Touch ID Mac Unlock App

KeyTouch lets you unlock your Mac with Touch ID, and it was built by 14-year-olds

By on January 22, 2015 at 6:05 PM.

KeyTouch lets you unlock your Mac with Touch ID, and it was built by 14-year-olds

Unlike most teenagers who are busy with school work and sports, Erik van der Plas and Tom de Ruiter are two very young Dutch software developers. At the ripe old ages of 13 and 14 years, respectively, they have come up with an app that uses Apple’s Touch ID security feature on iOS devices to actually unlock Mac computers.

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Mac Vs. Windows PC

Longtime Mac user tries to buy a PC for the first time, walks away totally confused

By on January 20, 2015 at 12:13 PM.

Longtime Mac user tries to buy a PC for the first time, walks away totally confused

We’ve written a lot about what happens when an iPhone user switches to Android (and vice-versa) but it’s been a while since we’ve written about a longtime Mac user who has switched to using a Windows-based PC. Macworld’s John Moltz recently tried to buy a PC for his gamer son and he came away completely confused by all of the different options offered by Lenovo and other PC OEMs. More →

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Apple Minority Report 3D UI

Apple might be working on that crazy ‘Minority Report’ 3D UI you’ve been dreaming of

By on January 13, 2015 at 12:55 PM.

Apple might be working on that crazy ‘Minority Report’ 3D UI you’ve been dreaming of

One of the highlights of the 2002 movie Minority Report movie starring Tom Cruise is the impressive 3D gesture-based computer interface the cops use to dig for clues that help them solve murders before they happen. For years, some people have been waiting for tech companies to be able to actually create such a method of interacting with computers, and various game console makers have are already selling hardware and software that can interpret your gestures in real-time.

But Apple may be looking to bring this particular UI to computers and TVs at some point in the future, according to a patent awarded on Tuesday to Apple, first seen by AppleInsider. More →

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