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  • How to Get Started With Apple’s ARKit Augmented Reality Platform

    Thu 2:00pm By Carl Franzen
    By most accounts, Apple’s new smartphone, the “iPhone 8,” is due out soon—in September 2017. But I feel confident in saying the company’s most groundbreaking release for the year actually happened earlier this summer, at Apple’s Worldwide Developer…
  • This Is the Best iOS App for Simple Expense Tracking

    Aug 1, 2017, 3:30 pm By Carl Franzen
    iOS: I have never been great at managing my money. But now that I’m about to become a dad, I’ve suddenly found it imperative to know where it’s all going. Yes, there are plenty of well-regarded budgeting and expense tracking apps out there, such as Mint…
  • How to Send Web Pages From Your Phone to Your PC

    Jul 31, 2017, 4:30 pm By Patrick Lucas Austin
    It isn’t hard to go from reading an article on your phone to reading it on your laptop. All you need to do is remember where you found it, right? But searching for something you already have in front of you is redundant, especially since companies like…
  • The iPod Shuffle Review (2017)

    Jul 28, 2017, 5:10 pm By Harrison Weber
    Apple is doing away with the iPod Shuffle, a gadget I’d eradicated from my mind until yesterday. And now I’m suddenly awash with emotion for a little white stick I hadn’t considered once in this decade. I’m going to miss the hell out of it. Damn you…
  • How to Jailbreak Your iPhone: The Always Up-to-Date Guide [iOS 10]

    Jul 26, 2017, 3:32 pm By Patrick Lucas Austin
    Jailbreaking your iOS device has always been a pastime for tinkerers and users who want a little more from their iPhone or iPad, though the practice has fallen out of favor as of late. The process of unlocking your device never stays stagnant, however, so…
  • Adobe Is Finally Killing Flash (For Real, This Time)

    Jul 25, 2017, 12:52 pm By Adam Clark Estes
    Here it is, hiding halfway down the company’s latest press release, like a guillotine in a crowded town square: “Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash.” Boom. That’s the sound of the blade dropping, and Flash, finally, thankfully, mercifully dying.…
  • Apple Might Break the Automatic Em Dash

    Jul 24, 2017, 4:30 pm By Nick Douglas
    On iOS or Android, to type an em dash, you have to hold down the hyphen key until the dash options pop up. The latest iOS 11 beta changes that, autocorrecting three hyphens into an em dash. Two hyphens autocorrect to a shorter en dash, used for number ranges…
  • Keep Your Aging Mac Mini Alive With a Few Clever Upgrades

    Jul 17, 2017, 3:55 pm By Patrick Lucas Austin
    The Mac mini’s latest release was over 1,000 days ago. That’s over two years since the incredibly small and lovable machine got some love, and eons in the PC industry when it comes to updates. If you’ve got your own Mac mini you adore and want to keep…
  • How to Use Function Keys in Windows on a New MacBook

    Jul 11, 2017, 5:45 pm By Patrick Lucas Austin
    Running Windows on your MacBook isn’t uncommon, but running it on a new Touch Bar MacBook Pro has its own set of challenges thanks to the removal of the function keys. Luckily, a trip through your MacBook’s settings can bring those precious keys back when…
  • How to Downgrade iOS 11 Back to iOS 10

    Jun 29, 2017, 7:30 am By Patrick Lucas Austin
    Congratulations, you’ve downloaded the iOS 11 beta! No doubt you’ve by now had your fun experimenting with Apple’s latest operating system packed with new features like a QR code-friendly camera app, a customizable control center, and a file manager app…
  • There's Finally a Wireless Charging Case for the iPhone 7

    Jun 8, 2017, 3:30 pm By Patrick Lucas Austin
    Mophie, maker of mobile phone battery packs, has introduced the only thing I’ve wanted to buy from them in quite some time: a wireless charging case.Read more...
  • How to Save Storage Space on iOS 11

    Jun 7, 2017, 4:30 pm By Patrick Lucas Austin
    At WWDC 2017 Apple announced iOS 11, and with it a slew of space-saving features for smaller devices. Good on Apple for making 32GB the smallest storage in its iOS lineup, but it still isn’t enough. Tons of people already spend time trying to reduce the size…
  • How Apple's New Speaker Compares to Sonos and Echo

    Jun 6, 2017, 6:00 pm By Patrick Lucas Austin
    Apple’s HomePod is the company’s latest new gadget, packing a smart assistant, smart home hub, and multi-room audio speaker inside an overpriced, rounded package.Read more...
  • What You Need To Know About Games Vanishing From the iOS App Store

    Jun 6, 2017, 3:30 pm By Cecilia D'Anastasio
    Apple is ending support for 32-bit games with its upcoming iOS 11, launching this Fall. That means developers are rushing to update their games with 64-bit infrastructure and, sadly, several unlucky games will vanish from the iOS App Store.Read more...
  • Apple Just Added One More Way to Repay Your Friends

    Jun 5, 2017, 6:30 pm By Patrick Lucas Austin
    At Apple’s WWDC 2017 Craig Federighi (aka Hair Force One) announced some pretty choice upgrades to Apple Pay—upgrades that put it in direct competition with Venmo, Square, Facebook, and Google.Read more...
  • The Coolest Stuff Apple Announced Today at WWDC 2017

    Jun 5, 2017, 5:00 pm By Michael Nunez
    Apple just kicked off its annual developer conference with a customary jumbo keynote, where it announced the next major updates for iOS and macOS. The company also launched a ton of new hardware, including upgraded MacBooks and a brand new smart speaker…
  • MacOS High Sierra: The New Features Coming to Your Computer

    Jun 5, 2017, 2:22 pm By Michael Nunez
    Apple announced the brand new update to macOS (version 10.13), its desktop operating system today. Here are some of the exciting new features hitting Macs later this year.Read more...
  • How to Clean Up and Optimize Your Sluggish Mac

    May 3, 2017, 1:30 pm By Thorin Klosowski
    Your Mac is running a little slow these days. It takes forever to boot up. You have to delete something just to download that file attachment from Carla in accounting. Any time you stream a video it seems to lock up for a few seconds. Let’s fix all that.Read…
  • Here's a Decent Wi-Fi Adapter That'll Solve Your Mac's Busted Wi-Fi Problem

    Apr 18, 2017, 3:33 pm By Thorin Klosowski
    If you’ve ever had a Mac with a Wi-Fi hardware problem, then you know that attempting to use a USB dongle to fix your Wi-Fi has long been a funky experience. That’s especially been the case over the last couple versions of macOS. Thankfully, Edimax has…
  • Tomates Time Management Is a Super Customizable Pomodoro Timer for Mac

    Sat 5:00pm By Thorin Klosowski
    Mac: We’ve seen plenty of Pomodoro timers over the years, but Tomates might be the most full featured option around.Read more...
  • Ode to a Dead iMac

    Apr 14, 2017, 3:00 pm By Thorin Klosowski
    A couple of weeks ago, I had to lay my eight year old iMac to rest. After years of faithful service, it had finally died beyond repair. I do not like shopping for new computers, nor do I like spending money on them. To me, buying a new computer is as exciting…
  • How to Prevent iMessages From Accidentally Appearing On Other Devices

    Apr 12, 2017, 2:13 pm By Thorin Klosowski
    If you own multiple Apple devices, you’ve probably signed into all of them with your Apple ID. You’ve also probably noticed that when you get a Facetime call your computer rings, or when you get an iMessage your iPad beeps. For most of us, this is a small…
  • How Apple's Night Shift Compares to F.lux

    Apr 7, 2017, 3:00 pm By Thorin Klosowski
    Apple recently added Night Shift to macOS, which changes the color temperature of your screen based on the time of day in the hopes that it’ll help you sleep better. Before the launch of Night Shift, f.lux was the go-to tool for doing this. Let’s see how…
  • How to Organize Your Mess of Recipes With the Paprika App

    Apr 6, 2017, 3:16 pm By Thorin Klosowski
    Paprika ($4.99) is our favorite recipe manager on both Android and iPhone, but its massive feature set makes it a bit overwhelming at first. Let’s take a look at a few tips for getting those recipes organized without losing your mind.Read more...
  • Apple New App Attempts to Make Editing Short Videos Fun, Ends Up Being Totally Confusing 

    Apr 6, 2017, 2:15 pm By Thorin Klosowski
    iPhone: Apple Clips, Apple’s newest app, is an attempt at making a video editing app that works something like Snapchat or Instagram, without the social component. The end result is a bit baffling to use, though it does show some promise.Read more...