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Classic Western Art Modernized with iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks

2 hours 48 min ago
What if the Edvard Munch expressionist classic The Scream was really a reaction to a broken iPhone screen? What if A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte was modernized for the 21st century, what would that Sunday afternoon look like now? What if The Card Players were actually just two guys staring ... Read More

Forget Your Plastic, The New iPhone Will Be A Digital Wallet

4 hours 5 min ago
The iPhone will soon serve as a true mobile wallet, working with Visa, MasterCard, or an American Express card, and able to make secure mobile payments without whipping out your old fashioned plastic credit card, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Specifically, Bloomberg says that Apple has entered into partnerships with major payment networks, ... Read More

Mac Setup: The Portable Workstation of a Sound Engineer

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:25
This week we’re featuring the Mac Setup of Csucsu Z., a sound engineer from Hungary who has a portable setup of Apple gear that goes on the road. Let’s jump right in and learn a bit more: What hardware is included in your Mac setup? The Apple gear I have includes the following: MacBook Pro ... Read More

How to Get Current Screen Resolution from Command Line in Mac OS X

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 18:40
Typically Mac users will retrieve the screen resolution of connected displays through the Displays system preference panel in OS X. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that approach, it’s easy and quick, but because it uses the graphical interface of OS X it’s not necessary helpful for scripting purposes or remote management through Remote Login and ... Read More

How to Uninstall Apps from iPhone & iPad in Seconds

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:52
Installing apps to iOS is easily done through the App Store, but uninstalling apps from the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is probably even easier. Yes, many users will know how to do this, but it always surprises me how many people don’t know how to remove an app from their iOS device. Fortunately, Apple ... Read More

Video Shows Supposedly Assembled iPhone 6 Stuck in Recovery Mode

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:41
A purported iPhone 6 with what looks to be a 4.7″ display has been assembled from leaked parts, and the device even turns itself on, but is seemingly stuck on the familiar “Connect to iTunes” recovery mode screen. Two separate videos of the iPhone are embedded below for viewing (and this time it’s not a ... Read More

Apple Wearable Device Shipping Date Could Be Early 2015

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:22
The wearable device that Apple is expected to announce on September 9 will likely not ship until sometime next year, according to a new report from ReCode. Specifically, the well-sourced ReCode speaking of the wearable gadget that “we’re unlikely to see it at retail until after the holiday season — think early 2015″, and “it ... Read More

iWatch Could Be An iPhone Accessory?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:57
A report from Bloomberg seems to suggest the upcoming Apple wearable device will be more of an iPhone accessory than a standalone gadget. According to Bloomberg: “Apple will give the new wearable a boost by pairing its debut with its flagship product, the iPhone. The company also may be trying to manage expectations for the ... Read More

Move Files While Keeping Permissions Intact with “Paste Item Exactly” in the Mac OS X Finder

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:11
Cutting and pasting files within the OS X Finder is an easy way to move files and folders around on the Mac, particularly for Windows converts, but by default the cut and paste function changes permissions and ownership during the file move process. For the most part that is desirable, but if you are logged ... Read More

Apple Event Officially Scheduled for September 9th, iPhone 6 Expected

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:38
Apple has sent out press invitations to an event on September 9, 2014. The invite, shown above courtesy of Wall Street Journal, is simple and cryptic, stating simply “Wish we could say more” and displaying the date “9.9.2014″. The iPhone 6 is expected to be the star of the show, being offered in two sizes ... Read More

Rename Bookmarks in Safari Quickly via the Favorites Bar in OS X

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:41
Safari Bookmarks default to saving their names as the title of a webpage or website. That means if a site has a long title, the bookmark name will be equally as long. For accessing bookmarks through the Bookmarks menu that isn’t too big of a deal, but when you’re using the Safari Favorites Bar, long ... Read More

Apple to Launch iWatch Wearable Device on September 9

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:59
Apple will unveil it’s new “wearable” device alongside the iPhone 6 on September 9, according to a new report from the well-sourced Re/Code. Commonly referred to as the “iWatch”, the Re/Code report calls it a “wearable” and mentions the new Apple product will make use of several iOS 8 features, including HealthKit and HomeKit. Re/Code ... Read More

Is This Hot Dog the New iPhone 6? [Humor]

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:03
With the official iPhone 6 unveiling just a few weeks away, rumors and hype surrounding the new phone are really heating up. Part leaks, mockups, conjecture, and overproduced videos showing off little alleged internal components that are entirely meaningless to the average human, are all part of the run-up to the new iPhone release, and ... Read More

Larger iPad with 12.9″ Display Coming in Early 2015

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:29
Apple will release a larger iPad with a 12.9″ screen in early 2015, according to a new report from Bloomberg. “Apple Inc.’s suppliers are preparing to manufacture the company’s largest-ever iPad, with production scheduled to commence by the first quarter of next year, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The new iPad will ... Read More

How to Calibrate Mac Displays for the Best Picture & Color

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:46
Having an external monitor hooked up to a Mac can boost productivity significantly, and most users who get a secondary screen just hook it up and start using it – it works, so why mess around, right? But to get the best picture and color representation out of your external display, you’ll want to take ... Read More

Make Image Proof Sheets on a Mac Quickly with This Trick

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:49
Aside from using apps like Photoshop, one of the best ways to make a contact sheet on the Mac is to use Automator to generate the thumbnail sheet as needed. But because Automator requires the usage of an OS X scripting utility, it’s beyond the comfort level of many users, and it also takes time ... Read More

How to Show Back & Forward Buttons in Safari for iPhone

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:37
Modern versions of iOS changed how Safari looks when a web page is loaded, particularly on the iPhone and iPod touch. To save screen space on these devices, all of the Safari navigation buttons disappear automatically once you start scrolling through a web page, hiding your standard back and forward features and other buttons. While ... Read More

How to Record Slow Motion Video with the iPhone Camera

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 21:50
The newest iPhone models support the recording of slow motion video with the native Camera app. This nifty feature was first introduced as a major part of the iPhone 5s camera and is able to shoot 720p movies at 120 frames per second. But that doesn’t mean that slow-motion is limited only to the latest ... Read More

Apple iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program Will Replace Faulty Batteries for Free

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 20:20
If your iPhone 5 battery suddenly shuts itself off, experiences shorter battery life than expected, or needs to be charged seemingly constantly, it may be a result of a battery issue that impacts some iPhone 5 devices, and Apple will now fix the issue for free. Titled the “iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program“, the included ... Read More

See a Blank Red Dot on the Phone Icon? It’s Your iPhone Voicemail, Here’s the Fix

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 18:23
If you’ve recently made a change to your iPhone service or SIM card, you may notice a mysterious red blank dot on the “Phone” app of the iPhone home screen. Typically that little blank red dot means you have voicemail, but the iPhone can’t retrieve it, and it usually occurs in one of the following ... Read More