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  • Apple’s Summarize Service Makes Sure You Get Your Point Across

    30 August 2014, 4:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    Sometimes when we write, we often include too many details and our focus gets lost. On the Mac, Apple's summarize service can help proofread your work to make sure you're saying what you intend.Read more...
  • How California's New Smartphone Kill Switch Law Will Affect You

    27 August 2014, 1:00 pm by: Eric Ravenscraft

    This week, California passed a new law that will require any smartphone sold in the state to include anti-theft measures. It's likely to have effects far outside California's borders. Here's what it means for you.Read more...
  • iPhone 5 Battery Letting You Down? Apple Might Replace It—For Free

    22 August 2014, 6:31 pm by: Eric Limer on Gizmodo, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    If your iPhone 5's battery just doesn't have the kick that it feels like it should, you might be able to get a new one for free. Apple has found that an apparently small batch of iPhone 5s (not the S or C) that "may suddenly experience shorter battery life or…
  • Pick the Right MacBook Processor for Your Usage

    20 August 2014, 3:30 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    MacBooks are great little laptops and Apple offers a few different options to choose from. The Wirecutter likes the MacBook Air, but they also dig into the differences between the available i5 and i7 processors. Read more...
  • Most Popular Ultrabook: Lenovo Yoga Pro 2

    6 August 2014, 5:15 pm by: Alan Henry

    If you're in the market for a thin, light, powerful laptop, now's the time to go shopping for one. Last week we asked you which Ultrabooks were your favorites…
  • Five Best Ultrabooks

    3 August 2014, 11:00 am by: Alan Henry

    Whether you need a new laptop for work, school, or play, now's a good time to research what you want and catch some sales in the next few months. That's why this week we're looking at five of the best Ultrabooks on the market right now, thanks to your…
  • Turn Your iPhone Charger Into a Portable Backup Battery

    30 July 2014, 2:19 pm by: Andrew Liszewski on Gizmodo, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    Even carrying your iPhone's charger everywhere you go doesn't guarantee you'll be able to keep your phone running all day. Sometimes outlets can be hard to find, and for those times the NomadPlus is here to help—transforming your iPhone's standard charger…
  • How to Fix OS X Yosemite Download Problems

    25 July 2014, 4:00 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Apple's let the OS X Yosemite beta out into the world, but it's not without its problems. In fact, two quirks are causing issues before you can even download the software. Here's how to fix them. Read more...
  • How to Safely Install the OS X Yosemite Beta

    24 July 2014, 9:30 am by: Thorin Klosowski

    The OS X Yosemite public beta is out today, and since it's beta software, you need to exercise some caution before you install it…
  • Apple Opens OS X Yosemite Beta to the Public, Sign Up Now

    23 July 2014, 9:20 am by: Alan Henry

    OS X Yosemite, the upcoming version of Apple's operating system, won't launch until the fall, but if you're interested in trying out its new features now…
  • Everything That's Changed in the New iTunes 12.0

    21 July 2014, 3:35 pm by: Adam Clark Estes on Gizmodo, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker

    Apple just released the latest build of OS X Yosemite, including a brand new iTunes. It's only a little bit anti-climactic. Version 12.0 does indeed look a lot like Version 11.3, the version that's probably on your computer. But it's got some neat little…
  • BringFido App Finds Pet-Friendly Hotels, Dog Parks, and Restaurants

    18 July 2014, 7:00 pm by: Patrick Allan

    iOS: If you're on the road with man's best friend, the BringFido App can help you find a ton of pet friendly places to crash, play, and eat.Read more...
  • PSA: Factory Resets Don't Make Your Android Phone Safe to Sell

    10 July 2014, 6:00 pm by: Patrick Allan

    If you plan on selling or donating your smartphone and want to make sure all of your data is off of it, make sure you do more than just factory reset through the phone's OS. Security researchers picked up several phones "wiped" this way, and found tons of…
  • Add Feature Heavy Bluetooth to Your Car

    10 July 2014, 5:43 pm by: GMapper14 on Hackerspace, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    Sure there are cheaper Bluetooth dongles that do similar things. But the Moto Stream does this with the added benefit of NFC to connect and allowing up to 5 devices to connect at the same time. Which makes for very fun (or annoying) road trips. It also works…
  • iTunes 11.3 was released today and includes improvements to iTunes Extras, Apple TV support for Extr

    10 July 2014, 11:51 am by: Thorin Klosowski

    iTunes 11.3 was released today and includes improvements to iTunes Extras, Apple TV support for Extras features, and more. You can snag the update from Apple right now.Read more...
  • Apple Adds Two-Factor Authentication to iCloud

    1 July 2014, 10:19 am by: Andy Orin

    Apple is bringing two-factor authentication to its iCloud website and apps. Users who already have two-factor authentication enabled for their Apple IDs will see their web apps locked until they enter a code sent to their devices. Read more on The Verge.Read…
  • Apple released a minor update for iOS today as iOS 7.1.2.

    30 June 2014, 4:22 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Apple released a minor update for iOS today as iOS 7.1.2. The update includes some minor bug fixes for iBeacon, Mail, and accessory connectivity. You can grab the over the air update from your iOS device right now.Read more...
  • Apple just released the Mavericks 10.9.4 update.

    30 June 2014, 1:29 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Apple just released the Mavericks 10.9.4 update. The update fixes some WiFi issues, general reliability issues, and a quirk where some computers weren't properly waking from sleep. Grab the update from Apple right now. Read more...
  • Customize Spotlight in iOS for Quicker Searches

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

    Spotlight is an awesome way to search for stuff, launch apps, and even quickly Google things in iOS. But it's really only as good as you make it. Finer Things In Tech reminds us that to make it really useful, you'll need to customize what Spotlight shows…
  • iOS 7.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak Released

    23 June 2014, 2:33 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Windows/Mac: The jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 has been released. The jailbreak tool, called PanGu should work on every iOS device running iOS 7.1.1 and 7.1.2. Read more...
  • Most Popular Streaming Set-Top Box: Roku

    11 June 2014, 5:15 pm by: Alan Henry

    Finding the perfect set-top box can be tough. Varying prices, features, and services all mean there's no one solution for everyone. Still, we asked you for your picks…
  • The Best Stores for Deals on Apple Products

    11 June 2014, 5:00 pm by: Louis Ramirez

    Where you buy your Apple gear can largely determine how much you pay for it. You may find that some stores offer steeper discounts than others, and if you shop around for your Apple devices, you won't have to resort to the low-hanging fruit to save money.Read…
  • Is There Any Reason to Jailbreak After iOS 8?

    10 June 2014, 11:20 am by: Michael Simon on Gizmodo, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    For millions of people, the entire point of having an iPhone is the ability to jailbreak…
  • Five Best Streaming Set-Top Boxes

    8 June 2014, 11:00 am by: Alan Henry

    A set-top box gets all of the shows and movies you want to watch up on the big screen, streaming from the internet or from your own movie collection. Trouble is, there are tons of great streaming devices out there worth considering. This week we're looking at…
  • Share Reminders Lists with Other Users Over iCloud

    7 June 2014, 10:00 am by: Dave Greenbaum

    Reminders are a handy feature in iCloud, especially when you tag locations . You may already know you can share these reminder lists with other iCloud users, but in case you don't, here's how.Read more...

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