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  • Integrated vs Dedicated Graphics: Which MacBook Should You Get?

    Tue 9:39pm By Alexander Fox
    Some MacBooks use integrated graphics, while others offer dedicated graphics. In integrated vs dedicated graphics, what’s the difference, and which MacBook should you get? It depends largely on your needs. But how did it end up this way? Integrated vs…
  • iCloud and EU’s New Data Protection Laws: A Guide for Consumers

    Tue 8:30am By Apple Gazette
    If you haven’t heard of the GDPR yet, you surely will have by this time next year. The General Data Protection Regulation, the new cornerstone of EU’s data protection legislation, is currently set to come into effect on 25 May 2018 and will radically…
  • Win 2 MacBook Stickers of Your Choice from “Decals for MacBooks”

    Mon 10:00am By Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    The beauty of Apple products lies in their simplicity, how sleek they look. There’s really no need to bling them up. In fact, in my opinion, accessories which may actually be necessary (like a protective case for the phone or 12-inch MacBook) can take away…
  • Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, August 21, 2017

    Mon 8:00am By Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    Here is your weekly dose of free iOS apps to download. Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they may go back to their regular price anytime so download the apps for free while you can.) Paid apps for free today Fitness Plus Pro – Workout Exercises…
  • Just Because You Have a Mac Doesn’t Mean you Should Ignore Protection

    Fri 8:30am By Apple Gazette
    Macs are far superior to PCs in many ways. The whole Apple ecosystem – from hardware to the software – is easy to get lost in. Macs have also been known to be more reliable in terms of security, something that makes us sleep better at night.   However,…
  • 5 Best Screenshot Apps for macOS

    Thu 5:23pm By Alexander Fox
    By default, macOS contains a pretty impressive collection of screenshot capabilities. But if you take a lot of screenshots, you might start to notice limitations. For example, the built-in capability doesn’t make it easy to take the same sized screenshot…
  • How to Record iPad Screen Videos

    Aug 16, 2017, 8:00 am By Apple Gazette
    Typically, people want record videos of their iPad’s screen so that they can use the footage to create video guides involving mobile apps or games, or to save online videos, video calls, and so on. The one problem with that is that it isn’t possible to…
  • Why is HEVC Better than H.264?

    Aug 15, 2017, 2:31 pm By Alexander Fox
    In High Sierra and iOS 11, Apple will be implementing a new video encoding process called High Efficiency Video Coding, or HEVC. It promises to shrink video size by a huge margin, supporting new high-resolution content while saving disk space. But what makes…
  • Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, August 14, 2017

    Aug 14, 2017, 9:53 am By Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    Here is your weekly dose of free iOS apps to download. Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they may go back to their regular price anytime so download the apps for free while you can.) Paid apps for free today ImgPlay Pro – GIF Maker ImgPlay can…
  • Why Apple POS Systems Are Becoming More Popular

    Aug 10, 2017, 10:35 pm By Alexander Fox
    You’ve probably seen an Apple POS systems, even if you din’t realize it. Just stop in at any hip coffeeshop and take a look at the counter. Do you see a while plastic case cradling a tablet on a rotating stand? Inside of that stand is an iPad. Many of…
  • Apple’s AR, Not VR, Is the Next Big Thing,

    Aug 10, 2017, 10:26 pm By Alexander Fox
    Virtual reality gets a ton of attention: it’s a sexy technology that we’ve seen in science fiction for decades. Look at Neuromancer, Snow Crash, or Ready Player One. Full-immersion virtual reality underpins these science fiction universes, affecting…
  • 7 Apps to Make Switching from macOS to Windows Easier

    Aug 8, 2017, 8:06 pm By Alexander Fox
    Not everyone has the pleasure of using only macOS. Some folks need to use Windows for work or gaming, and that’s fine. But, if you’re like me, you might have a bit of “culture shock” when you have to shift operating systems. Things are simple done…
  • macOS Time Tracking Tools to Make Invoicing Easier

    Aug 3, 2017, 11:00 pm By Alexander Fox
    If you’re a freelancer that bills by the hour, accurately tracking the time you spend on a project is crucial. A good time-tracking system makes invoicing easier, presenting all your tracked hours in an easy-to-understand format that can either be quickly…
  • Customize Time Machine Backups With Your Own Schedule

    Aug 1, 2017, 1:32 pm By Alexander Fox
    By default, Time Machine will create backups every hour. It saves the last 24 hours worth of hourly backups, the last thirty days of daily backups, and then uses the rest of your disk space to store one backup a week. If you don’t love this default behavior,…
  • Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, July 31, 2017

    Jul 31, 2017, 8:00 am By Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    Here is your weekly dose of free iOS apps to download. Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they may go back to their regular price anytime so download the apps for free while you can.) Paid apps for free today A Dark Room awake. head throbbing.…
  • SPENT Will Save You Money on Flights – and More

    Jul 28, 2017, 8:30 am By Apple Gazette
    Everyone wants to save money on flights. Even those with cash to burn wouldn’t say no to making savings. Lucky for us, the travel sector has become so crowded and competitive that there are tons of ways to save money on flights – and other aspects of…
  • The 5 Best Journaling Apps for the Mac

    Jul 27, 2017, 9:24 pm By Alexander Fox
    It might often feel like many of your best life experiences are lost to the sands of time. Sure, you remember that you took an amazing vacation in Mexico, but how much of it do you really remember? Do you know what day you met your spouse, and how you were…
  • Starting a Protest with YouMap: The Social Mapping Network for iOS

    Jul 26, 2017, 8:27 am By Oliver Griffin
    YouMap is a mapping software developed for the social media age on iOS. Users make location-based posts on the ground to voice their opinions and observations, influencing events around them. Think Google Maps, but interactive and constantly evolving in…
  • Get More Done on Your Mac With a Gaming Mouse

    Jul 25, 2017, 8:50 pm By Alexander Fox
    The current generation Magic Mouse is divisive. Critics complain that it’s uncomfortable and oversimplified while proponents appreciate its minimalist design. And it’s a pretty peripheral no doubt, which meshes perfectly with the Mac aesthetic. But its…
  • Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, July 24, 2017

    Jul 24, 2017, 10:47 am By Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    Here is your weekly dose of free iOS apps to download. Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they may go back to their regular price anytime so download the apps for free while you can.) Paid apps for free today Connectrode Connectrode is a pure…
  • Get a Powerful Mac Equalizer with Boom 2

    Jul 20, 2017, 5:35 pm By Alexander Fox
    Boom is a little unique as an application. It’s a software audio interface that sits on top of your existing audio stack, applying sonic adjustments as requested. By installing kernel extensions, it can insert itself between your audio source (iTunes,…
  • How to Use a Non-Latin Keyboard on Mac and iOS

    Jul 18, 2017, 10:16 pm By Alexander Fox
    Typing in non-Latin languages actually isn’t as foreign as it looks. You just need to make a couple tweaks to your preferences, and you can type in Japanese, Russian, Arabic or other non-Latin languages on macOS and iOS in minutes. You don’t even need a…
  • Playback and Record Mouse Activity in macOS

    Jul 18, 2017, 2:09 pm By Alexander Fox
    If you want to improve your digital productivity, recognizing opportunities for automation is a crucial step. It’s an old maxim in programming that you should never do anything twice, and the same applies to productivity. Whenever you have to repeat the same…
  • Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, July 17, 2017

    Jul 17, 2017, 8:00 am By Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    Here is your weekly dose of free iOS apps to download. Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they may go back to their regular price anytime so download the apps for free while you can.) Paid apps for free today illi illi is a polished one button…
  • What’s the Difference Between x86 and ARM Processors?

    Jul 13, 2017, 3:49 pm By Alexander Fox
    There’s been a long-running rumor that Apple might one day replace their laptop processors with ARM chips. With long delays between updates that might be Intel’s fault, supporters of this idea believe that having chip production in-house would lead to a…