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Apple “Back to School” Promotion for 2014 Now Running for Students

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:35
College students interested in buying a Mac, iPad, or iPhone now have an added incentive to make the purchase before the 2014 school year begins, thanks to Apple’s annual “Back to School” promotion. This year, Apple is offering a $100 Apple Store Gift Card with the purchase of a Mac, and a $50 gift card ... Read More

Users Can Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 with Pangu

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 02:34
The recently released iOS 7.1.2 update from Apple can already be jailbroken with the assistance of the Pangu jailbreak utility. The tool continues to work to jailbreak any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch capable of running iOS 7.1.2, without any modifications. The process can be completed on a Mac or Windows PC and is pretty ... Read More

OS X 10.9.4 Update Released with Wi-Fi Bug Fix & Sleep Wake Resolution

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:49
Apple has released an update to OS X Mavericks, versioned as 10.9.4. The update brings several significant bug fixes and security updates, and is recommended to install for all Mac users running OS X Mavericks. Notably, the OS X 10.9.4 update resolves a frustrating problem where a Mac would not automatically rejoin a trusted Wi-Fi ... Read More

iOS 7.1.2 Update Released [IPSW Download Links]

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:25
iOS 7.1.2 has been released by Apple, available for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices that are compatible with iOS 7. The update includes multiple bug fixes and security updates, and is recommended for all users to install. Additionally, an update to Apple TV versioned as 6.2 is available. The official release notes accompanying ... Read More

Apple Runs New “Parenthood” iPhone 5S Ad [Video]

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:38
Apple has released a new TV commercial for the iPhone 5S called “Parenthood”. The advertisement is about a minute long and features adults using the iPhone 5S for a variety of parenting tasks, ranging from functioning as a baby monitor, a tooth brush aid, drawing assistant, as a remote control for home automation tasks, to ... Read More

Mac Setups: The iMac Desk of a Student & Video Editor

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 20:22
The weekend is here and that means it’s time for another featured Mac setup! This week we’re bring you the workstation of Waleed, a student and video editor who likes to keep his desk fairly minimalist. Let’s jump in and learn a bit more about the hardware and how it gets put to use: What ... Read More

How to Jailbreak iPhone & iPad on iOS 7.1.1 with Pangu

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 19:45
The 1.1.0 version of Pangu Jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 is now available for users interested in jailbreaking their compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Basically, if the device can run iOS 7.1.1, it can be jailbroken with the Pangu tool using a fairly straightforward process from a Windows PC or Mac, and that’s what ... Read More

Pangu Jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 for Mac & Windows Available to Download

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 19:11
A new version of the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 is now available on both Mac OS X and Windows. Versioned as Pangu 1.1.0, the update includes a bug fix to resolve a boot loop issue, and now has a complete English translation, making the jailbreak process considerably easier for users who do not read ... Read More

7 Steps to Gifting an Old iPhone & Getting It Ready for New Ownership

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 19:19
If you have an iPhone sitting around collecting dust and out of use, you may want to sell it, or perhaps even more rewarding, give to a friend or family member. Regardless of who it’s going to, if you’re transferring an iPhone to a new owner, there are a variety of steps you’ll want to ... Read More

How to Join Multiple PDF Files Into a Single PDF Document in Mac OS X

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 21:22
If you have multiple PDF files that you want to combine into a single PDF file, you can rely on the Macs bundled Preview app to accomplish this. Not only can Preview combine a variety of single or multi-page PDF docs into a single file, you can even add images as pages, remove a page ... Read More

Get the Google Cache Age of a Web Page URL

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 17:25
You may know that Google keeps caches of web sites and pages on a somewhat routine basis, storing them in an accessible Google repository of webcaches. These caches can be extremely useful for a wide variety of reasons, but one particularly common usage of them is if a site is slow to load or suffering ... Read More

Find Saved Passwords on iPhone & iPad in Safari

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 21:48
The Autofill feature of Safari makes logging in to websites much easier in iOS, not having to remember and type in every single password for every website under the sun that you come across. While saving passwords with autofill is undoubtedly helpful, it can also mean it’s easier to forget what a password is, since ... Read More

New iPod Touch 16GB Priced at $199 Released, Cost of 32GB & 64GB Models Lowered

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 19:27
Apple has released a new $199 entry-level iPod touch in a variety of colors. Perhaps most notable about the updated iPod touch is the addition of a 5 megapixel rear camera, which can capture 1080p video. Apple also reduced the price of the other 32GB and 64GB iPod touch devices. The new model is offered ... Read More

Enable Button Shapes in iOS to Improve Usability & Make Tap Targets Obvious

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:41
One of the major changes that came along with the iOS visual overhaul was the removal of obvious buttons across the operating system and apps found on the iPhone and iPad. While the result is a cleaner, flatter, and more streamlined appearance in iOS, many users have found the removal of obvious buttons to be ... Read More

Advanced Guide to Understanding OS X Malware

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 19:08
Note: This is an advanced topic aimed at expert Mac users. Macs are generally thought of as secure, certainly at least compared to the alternative world of Windows. But the reality is that while Macs are generally more secure than Windows, there is still legitimate potential for malware getting through to OS X, despite GateKeeper, ... Read More

Quick Launch Command Manual Pages from the Terminal Help Menu

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 22:27
The next time you’re stuck trying to figure out a terminal command, or maybe you’re just trying to learn a new one, don’t be afraid to ask for help… from the OS X Terminal apps very own Help menu. Yes seriously, that’s because the Help menu of Terminal app can serve as a man (manual) ... Read More

Watch ABC News, PBS Kids, & Other New Channels on Apple TV

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 19:56
Apple has added a few additional channels to the Apple TV, including ABC News, PBS Kids, AOL On, and Willow. Additionally, the Flickr app has received an update on Apple TV to improve the photo browsing experience for that service. All new channels are free to access, with the exception of Willow. The ABC News ... Read More

Two iPhone 6 Models with Bigger Screens Coming This Year, According to Bloomberg

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 07:33
Apple will have two new “rounder and thinner” iPhone models with larger screens to debut this year, according to a new Bloomberg report. Specifically, Bloomberg is reporting that a 4.7″ iPhone and a larger 5.5″ iPhone are both entering production soon, and both devices may be provided to retailers sometime in September. This is in ... Read More

You Can Jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 with Pangu (for Windows)

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 06:53
A jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 has been released by a called Pangu. The untethered jailbreak tool supports just about any device capable of running iOS 7.1.1, including most new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. The jailbreak is currently only available for Windows, with a Mac OS X version apparently in the works and due ... Read More

How to Add the Date to the Menu Bar in Mac OS X

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 21:02
You can customize the menu bar clock that appears in the upper right corner of your Mac to include more than just the current time, and one of the more useful things to add is the current date. This is particularly helpful in OS X because unless you have the Calendar app open all the ... Read More

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