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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

Type an Email Address Faster with Automatic TLD Shortcuts in iOS Mail

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 19:26
Did you know the quick access TLD trick in iOS expands into Mail app for quickly typing email addresses too? If you didn’t, you’re certainly not alone, and though many iPhone and iPad users are familiar with the Safari TLD shortcuts accessible on the iOS keyboard, not as many seem to know that this expands ... Read More

iPhone 5 Camera Not Working? A Light Press May Fix It

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 20:57
My iPhone 5 camera completely stopped working recently, and appeared to stay that way despite forced resets, killing camera apps, and every other traditional troubleshooting trick in the book. What do I mean by stopped working? I mean the Camera app loads, but the camera viewfinder shows nothing at all just a black screen, and ... Read More

Select Paragraphs & Large Text Block Easily in iOS with a Two-Finger Tap

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 20:22
Most iPhone and iPad users know that you can tap and hold onto any text within iOS to select it, then by using the little draggable bars, you can adjust the size of the text selection rather easily too. While this is great for selecting a single word, a sentence, and even a small block ... Read More

Mac Setup: Dual Thunderbolt Display Mac Pro Desk of a Music Producer

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:32
This weeks featured Mac workstation comes to us from Darren, a professional music producer with a great custom desk setup. Let’s check out the details: Tell us a bit about your Mac setup and the hardware included I use my setup to produce music, these desks were built to accommodate my equipment. The setup hardware ... Read More

iWatch to Have Multiple Health & Fitness Sensors, According to WSJ

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 00:59
Apple’s upcoming smartwatch will include multiple health sensors and come in variety of screen sizes, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. Specifically, “The new wrist device from Apple will include more than 10 sensors including ones to track health and fitness” according to WSJ. The new report comes hot off the ... Read More

How to Clear Recent Searches from Safari

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 21:27
Nearly all web browsers default to keeping a list of recent searches which are easily retrievable as part of the browser history. Safari shows this recent search list when the URL bar is clicked into with the cursor, revealing the 10 most recent web search terms or phrases. That recent search list can be convenient ... Read More

iWatch to Have 2.5″ Touch Display, Wireless Charging, Pulse Sensor

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 20:49
Apple will release a feature packed smartwatch this October, according to a new report from Reuters. Citing sources, Reuters says the smart watch will have a 2.5″ touch screen that is “slightly rectangular” with a face that protrudes slightly from it’s band in an “arched shape”. Additionally, the watch will apparently have wireless charging capabilities, ... Read More

Enable Dark Mode in OS X Yosemite Beta with a defaults Command

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 19:17
Mac users running OS X Yosemite Beta 2 can get a glimpse at the upcoming “dark mode” feature that was mentioned briefly during the Yosemite overview presentation during WWDC 2014. Essentially, dark mode turns many user interface elements of OS X Yosemite into significantly darker variations of themselves, swapping out whites and light grays for ... Read More

Copy the Current Path from Terminal to the Clipboard in Mac OS X

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 22:21
While it’s fairly easy to copy a folder path from the Mac GUI and Finder, or even to copy the path into the Terminal with a drag & drop trick, going the other direction and getting the current path from the command line and then having it accessible to the broader OS X clipboard is ... Read More

How to Add & Edit Stocks Shown on Notification Center of iPhone

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 19:14
Swipe down from the top of your iPhone screen and you’ll bring about Notification Center, a nice overview panel which shows a weather forecast, calendar events, commute time, and stocks and their performance on the day, amongst other gathered notifications. While you can customize what’s shown here by toggling switches within the Notification Settings, what’s ... Read More

How to Control What Apps Can Use Cellular Data on iPhone

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 23:56
Modern versions of iOS allow iPhone and LTE-enabled iPad users to control exactly which apps can use cellular data. Additionally, the settings control panel can help to make the decision easier to allow or disallow a specific apps cellular access by displaying how much cellular data a specific app is actually using. This can be ... Read More

OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 2 Released by Apple

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 18:58
Apple has released OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 2 to Mac users running OS X 10.10 beta builds. The new build includes many bug fixes, feature enhancements, and additions to the beta release of OS X, and arrives versioned as 14A261i. The updated build is available to download through the Mac App Store, and Mac ... Read More

iOS 8 Beta 2 Available for Developers to Download

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 18:39
Apple has released iOS 8 beta 2 to developers, bringing bug fixes and feature improvements to the developer build of iPhone and iPad software. The second beta build arrives versioned as 12A4297e and is made available through the iOS Developer Center at Apple’s website, or as a quick Over-The-Air update for devices that are currently ... Read More

Prevent System Sleep While a Process or Command is Active in Mac OS X

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 22:59
Many Mac users use utilities to temporarily prevent their computer from sleeping, often relying on sleep corners, the third party tool called Caffeine, pmset, or more recently, the command line utility that is now bundled with OS X called caffeinate. By default, the Caffeine menubar item and the caffeinate command both will prevent sleep as ... Read More

How to Crop an Image in Mac OS X with Preview

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 21:01
Cropping is an essential image editing function, helping to improve composition of a photo, to emphasize the focus of an image, or to reduce unnecessary parts of a picture. While many Mac users use third party tools to perform image cropping, no additional apps are needed to perform the task in OS X, because the ... Read More

12 Stunningly Beautiful Wallpapers Hidden in Plain Sight on Apple.com

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 20:07
Apple has been long known for using incredibly beautiful imagery for their product marketing efforts, and like most beautiful pictures, they make for amazing wallpapers too. With that in mind, we went through Apple.com with the handy developer inspector tool (yes it took a while) to uncover some of the full-sized images used throughout the ... Read More