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  • iOS 7.1.1 is available this morning for compatible Apple devices.

    22 April 2014, 1:24 pm by: Andy Orin

    iOS 7.1.1 is available this morning for compatible Apple devices. The small update includes improved Touch ID performance as well as some bug fixes. Visit Apple's updates page to learn more.Read more...
  • Apple Now Recycles Any Product You Give Back (and Gives You Credit)

    22 April 2014, 4:02 am by: Jamie Condliffe on Gizmodo, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker

    Starting today, all of Apple's retail stores will accept any of the company's ageing products for recycling—and, if it looks resaleable, you might even get some store credit, too.Read more...
  • Show Your Apple Pride with These Wallpapers

    16 April 2014, 4:00 pm by: Eric Ravenscraft

    Alright Windows guys , move over. It's time for the Apple camp to get some love. Show your affection for your Macbook on your Macbook while you Macbook on your Macbook with these Apple wallpapers.Read more...
  • Fnd Searches the iTunes and Mac App Stores at Once

    26 March 2014, 4:30 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Searching through iTunes or the Mac App Store isn't always the best experience. If you'd prefer to do those searches on the web, Fnd lets you search through both of Apple's stores quickly from any device. Read more...
  • Build a Cheaper, Customizable Alternative to Apple's Mac Pro

    24 March 2014, 11:00 am by: Adam Dachis

    Apple's Mac Pro, the sleek and shiny trash can from outer space, is certainly a feat of engineering. It also costs $3,000. If you want to build a comparable machine yourself, you can save a lot of money by going with a Hackintosh.Read more...
  • Delete Old DRM Copies of iTunes Music and Download DRM-Free Versions

    18 March 2014, 4:00 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    If you purchased any music from iTunes between 2003 and 2009, you downloaded tracks with DRM in them. Apple's long since removed the DRM, but you might not have. Wired shows how to update your music library with the new, DRM-free versions. Read more...
  • Most Popular Home Wi-Fi Router: ASUS RT-AC66U

    12 March 2014, 5:15 pm by: Alan Henry

    A good wireless router can mean the difference between fast, speedy access everywhere in your home, or choppy, slow access on wired and Wi-Fi connections. Last week we asked you for your favorites…
  • Five Best Home Wi-Fi Routers

    9 March 2014, 11:00 am by: Alan Henry

    A good Wi-Fi router is essential for any solid home network. The best ones get great range and can serve all of the computers in your home, offer tons of management features so you can control your network, focus on speedy communication, and others even have…
  • Should I Ever Care When One Tech Company Buys Another?

    7 March 2014, 12:00 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Dear Lifehacker,It seems like every day I hear about some tech company buying another. Should I ever care when this happens? Can it possibly have an effect on me?Read more...
  • The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Building a Hackintosh (OS X 10.9.2)

    6 March 2014, 8:00 pm by: Adam Dachis

    Building a hackintosh—that is, installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware—used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of know-how. Now your options are vast and the installation process is fairly simple. With that in mind, here is…
  • Apple has announced CarPlay, a way to control an iPhone through select cars' native touchscreen inte

    3 March 2014, 10:26 am by: Andy Orin

    Apple has announced CarPlay, a way to control an iPhone through select cars' native touchscreen interfaces. Supported cars will be shipping later this year. Read Apple's press release to learn more.Read more...
  • Why You Should Care More About Your Smartphone’s Security

    27 February 2014, 11:00 am by: Thorin Klosowski

    It seems like every week we hear about a smartphone security flaw. Whether it's a massive bug in iOS…
  • The Fix for Apple's Scary OS X Security Flaw Is Here

    25 February 2014, 1:13 pm by: Mario Aguilar on Gizmodo, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    Apple has prepared a fix for the scary OS X security flaw that lets somebody with "privileged access" to your network connection get at information you think is secure. It's in the App Store now. Here's what you need to know about the fix.Read more...
  • Fix Your Slow-Waking MacBook with One Terminal Command

    24 February 2014, 6:00 pm by: Adam Dachis

    Apple's new MacBook Pros and Airs (released in the last couple of years) have a featured called standby that puts your laptop into power-saving mode. While great for battery life, it's not so great for quickly waking up your machine. Fortunately, developer Erv…
  • Why Apple's Recent Security Flaw Is So Scary

    23 February 2014, 9:32 am by: Brian Barrett on Gizmodo, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    On Friday, Apple quietly released iOS 7.0.6, explaining in a brief release note that it fixed a bug in which "an attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS." That's the understated version. Another…
  • Most Popular Remote Desktop Tool: Teamviewer

    28 January 2014, 5:15 pm by: Alan Henry

    Whether you're bummed about LogMeIn's recent changes or you just want a better way to troubleshoot or access a computer when you're not in front of it, there are plenty of tools to help. Last week we asked you for your picks…
  • Five Best Remote Desktop Tools

    26 January 2014, 11:00 am by: Alan Henry

    Managing your own computer from afar or troubleshooting a family member's PC without being in front of it is much easier when you have a good remote desktop utility to rely on. This week we're going to look at five of the best remote desktop and management…
  • Mentio Manages Your iTunes Wish Lists

    24 January 2014, 5:30 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    iOS: Keeping track of media isn't nearly as easy as it could be, but if you're hooked into iTunes, Mentio is an app that makes it easy to track all the apps, music, and movies you want.Read more...
  • Pixelmator Adds Mac Pro Support, an Order Prints Feature, and More

    23 January 2014, 4:30 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Mac: Pixelmator is our favorite image editor for Mac , and today it gets a handful of new features, including support for those fancy new Mac Pros, a new photo printing option, and more.Read more...
  • MyPhotostream Gives You Instant Access to Photos in Your Photo Stream

    22 January 2014, 5:30 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Mac: Apple's Photo Stream service is supposed to be an easy way to share your photos between your Mac and your iOS device, but it doesn't always work as advertised. It's also pretty much only accessible with iPhoto (although workarounds exist…
  • Swipe App Icons in the iOS Multitasker to Move Through It Faster

    16 January 2014, 5:30 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    The iOS multitasker (double tap the home button) is pretty to look at, but it takes a while to actually flip through your apps to find what you're looking for. Thankfully, Redditor Unlifer noticed that if you swipe the app icons at the bottom of your screen it…
  • How to Turn Grid Lines On and Off in iOS 7's Camera

    15 January 2014, 4:30 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    iOS: The grid lines in the iPhone Camera app are helpful for photographers looking to use the rule of thirds in their photography, but for some reason, Apple decided to move the option to turn the grid on in iOS 7. TUAW shows us where it moved to. Read more...
  • Most Popular External Hard Drive: Western Digital My Passport

    31 December 2013, 1:26 pm by: Alan Henry

    If you're looking for a little extra space, or need to take some data with you on the go, an external hard drive can be a windfall. Last week, we asked you which ones you thought were the best…
  • Five Best External Hard Drives

    29 December 2013, 11:00 am by: Alan Henry

    External hard drives are almost a commodity these days. They're cheap, come in multiple sizes, and they're pretty easy to find. Still, some are better than others: They're more reliable, more portable, have more connectivity options, and so on. This week we're…
  • Most Popular iPhone Downloads and Posts of 2013

    20 December 2013, 9:00 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    2013 was a huge year for Apple's iPhone and iPad. With new hardware comes new software, and love it or hate it, iOS 7 changed how we use the iPhone. Here are the most popular iOS-related posts of the year. Read more...

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