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  • Give Yosemite a Classic, Pre-OS X Look By Tweaking These Settings

    Fri 4:00pm By Thorin Klosowski
    If you find yourself yearning for the old days of OS 9, WonderHowTo shows you how to give Yosemite a classic black and white look by tweaking just a handful of settings. Read more...
  • iOS 8 Jailbroken, We Recommend Holding Off for Now

    Thu 5:30pm By Thorin Klosowski
    The same team who released the kind of sketchy iOS 7 jailbreak has released a jailbreak for iOS 8.1. Currently, it's Windows-only, in Chinese, and doesn't install Cydia by default. You should probably wait to install it.Read more...
  • The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Building a Hackintosh (OS X 10.10)

    Tue 5:00pm By tonymacx86
    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…
  • ​Make the Switch from iOS to Android with Google's New Guide

    Tue 11:30am By Tori Reid
    If you're not excited about the new features in iOS 8, you might consider switching to Android. Thankfully, Google just released a guide to help make the switch easier.Read more...
  • Why iOS Updates Require So Much Space

    Mon 4:10pm By Darren Orf on Gizmodo, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    Every iOS update is a small deception. 117MB, well that's not so bad! Then you look at the fine print, and some a few gigabytes are required make to actually install the damn thing. So what's really going on here?Read more...
  • Safari and Spotlight Can Send Data to Apple, Here's How to Turn it Off

    Mon 3:30pm By Thorin Klosowski
    In order for Spotlight to work properly, it needs to send your search data to Google, Apple, and Bing. Initially, it seems easy enough to disable this if you care about privacy, but as users over on Hacker News note, it's not as obvious as it seems. Read…
  • iOS 8.1 Now Available for Download

    Mon 1:06pm By Andy Orin
    iOS 8.1 is here! The update enables Apple Pay on supported devices, brings back the Camera Roll, adds some "Continuity" features, and more. Read our previous coverage after the jump.Read more...
  • Top 10 Hidden Features of OS X Yosemite

    Oct 18, 2014, 11:00 am By Thorin Klosowski
    Yosemite is here with a bunch of new features , but a few of the best things are hidden away. Here are 10 hidden features you might not have noticed yet. Read more...
  • 8 Uses for Your Outdated iPad

    Oct 17, 2014, 10:04 am By Andrew Tarantola on Gizmodo, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    With iPad Air 2 preorders starting today, you might be ready to kick your old tablet to the curb. But when the march of technology sends your slate to the junk drawer, don't just sell it off . Recycle it into a high-powered specialist device.Read more...
  • How to Fix OS X Yosemite's Biggest Annoyances

    Oct 17, 2014, 7:00 am By Thorin Klosowski
    Yosemite's here today and as seems to always be the case with Apple's new operating systems, it comes with a handful of annoyances alongside its new features . Don't worry though, most of the common annoyances can get fixed up with a few clicks.Read more...
  • Yosemite Transformation Pack Makes Your Windows Desktop Look Like OS X

    Oct 17, 2014, 4:45 am By Victor Clarke on Hackerspace, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    Windows: With the release of Yosemite…
  • How to Set Up and Use Handoff in Yosemite and iOS 8

    Oct 16, 2014, 5:00 pm By Thorin Klosowski
    Handoff is Apple's new feature that integrates Yosemite and your iOS 8 device so you can start working on one device and then continue it on another. For example, you can start writing an email on your phone, then flip it over to your Mac when you realize…
  • Should I Upgrade to Mac OS X Yosemite?

    Oct 16, 2014, 2:30 pm By Alan Henry
    Dear Lifehacker, So Yosemite is coming out today. It looks like it has some great features, but it's still an upgrade, and any upgrade has a chance of going bad. You guys have been using it; what do you think? Is it ready for prime time, or should I wait for…
  • iPad Air 2: Faster and Thinner (and Golder) Than Ever

    Oct 16, 2014, 1:39 pm By Eric Limer on Gizmodo, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    It's iPad day , and Apple just announced the successor to last years svelte new iPad Air. This is the iPad Air 2 (aka the iPad 6), a familiar but thinner body, with updated guts and a few more features around the edges.Read more...
  • Everything You Need to Know About OS X Yosemite in Under Three Minutes

    Oct 16, 2014, 1:35 pm By Thorin Klosowski
    Yosemite is out right now and there are a lot of new features in this update , so let's take a look at everything to help you get started.Read more...
  • Most Popular iPhone 6 or 6 Plus Case: Apple Leather Case

    Oct 15, 2014, 5:15 pm By Alan Henry
    If you have a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you have tons of options to keep it safe from drops and falls, bumps and scratches. Last week we asked you for your favorites…
  • I'm Susan Kare, Graphic Designer, and This Is How I Work

    Oct 15, 2014, 3:00 pm By Andy Orin
    Susan Kare has led a diverse career as a graphic designer, but her reputation is preceded by an early milestone: she designed the indelible icons and fonts for the original Apple Macintosh. Her evocative, lucid, and witty designs set a standard for the…
  • How Apple's "Complete My Bundle" Works

    Oct 14, 2014, 4:30 pm By Thorin Klosowski
    Apple recently introduced App Bundles that allow you to snag a group of apps at a discounted price. That makes perfect sense, but they also have a "Complete My Bundle" option that's a bit confusing at a glance. The developers over at Panic figured out how it…
  • Five Best iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Cases

    Oct 12, 2014, 11:00 am By Alan Henry
    If you've recently picked up a shiny new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you probably want something to protect it from drops and falls, or scratches and dings. There are tons of cases available, from the super-expensive to the slim and cheap. This week we're looking at…
  • I Want to Write iOS Apps. Where Do I Start?

    Oct 10, 2014, 1:00 pm By Thorin Klosowski
    Dear Lifehacker,I have a little background in coding, but I'd like to make an iOS app. I'm just not sure where to get started or what tools I need. Where do I start?Read more...
  • Our New iPad, iMac, and More Liveblog Starts Right Here, Right Now

    Oct 9, 2014, 5:50 pm By Brian Barrett on Gizmodo Live, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    Hello there! In just a few hours, Apple's expected to announce brand new iPad Airs, possibly a retina iMac, and maybe even a long-overdue Apple TV refresh . And we'll be covering it all for you as it unfolds, live from the scene.Read more...
  • Use "Hey Siri" without Being Plugged Into a Power Source

    Oct 9, 2014, 3:30 pm By Thorin Klosowski
    The new "Hey Siri" feature allows you to use Siri hand-free, but it only works when you're connected to a power supply. If you want to use it at other times, iDownloadBlog found a workaround so you can use it without being plugged in. Read more...
  • iCloud Adds App-Specific Passwords for Better Two-Factor Security

    Oct 9, 2014, 10:55 am By Whitson Gordon
    Apple may have two-factor authentication in iCloud…
  • Figure Out What Song Is Playing with Shazam and Siri

    Oct 8, 2014, 4:00 pm By Thorin Klosowski
    It seems like each iteration of iOS comes with a handful of new Siri tricks, and iOS 8 is no different. Wired points out two new Siri features you might have missed: the ability to rate songs and identify them.Read more...
  • Another iOS Exploit Allows Untrusted Users to Access Siri

    Oct 7, 2014, 12:30 pm By Thorin Klosowski
    Since Siri was announced, it seems like there's always a way for people to use it against it you. It turns out iOS 8 is no different.Read more...
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