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Floyd Mayweather Has Himself to Blame for Waning Popularity and Interest

They say all good things come to an end, and that appears to be the case for Floyd Mayweather's empire.<p>Still the king of the hill, Mayweather is gradually losing his grip on his popularity. Now 37 years old as his career winds down, Money figures to reach 49-0 or 50-0 and hang up the gloves for …

5.5" 'iPhone 6' said to launch in limited quantities on Sept. 19 alongside 4.7" model

By<p>Apple fans clamoring for the anticipated 5.5-inch version of Apple's "iPhone 6" may not have to wait long, as a new report claims that the …

Apple and Disney Stores upgrading iBeacons and NFC scanners ahead of iPhone 6 launch

Apple and longtime partner Disney this week are bolstering their stores with upgraded versions of iBeacon sensors and NFC readers, according to sources. Apple Stores have had iBeacons stationed throughout showroom floors for several months as a way to pinpoint exactly where a customer is within the …

Apple Explores Augmented Reality Navigation For iPhones

Apple has two new patent applications out today (via AppleInsider) that show it’s been working on boosting the iPhone’s navigation abilities with augmented reality features. The patent describes a way that the iPhone could use its camera in combination with on-device software to generate virtual …

Jimmy Nelson's best photograph: the Huli wigmen of Papua New Guinea

This image encapsulates everything I'm trying to achieve with my tribes project, which has taken me around the world photographing tribes before they disappear. It shows the Huli wigmen from Papua New Guinea looking statuesque, iconic, beautiful and proud, in the midst of their extraordinary …

Contact Center Has Changed The Way I Use My iPhone

Like Apple Maps and Notes before it, I’ve finally found an app that performs the functions of my iPhone’s phone app better than Apple’s native offering. For the past few weeks I’ve been playing with Contrast’s Contact Center, and based on my usage I don’t think I’ll be going back any time …

10 Tech Millionaires And Billionaires Who Have Surprisingly Humble Habits

Some tech leaders prefer to use their wealth as a cushion to life comfortably, but not excessively.<p>We rounded up some of the wealthiest names in technology to show you that not all of Silicon Valley's millionaires and billionaires blow their riches on yachts, mansions, and private jets.

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iPhone 6 Apparently Confirmed By China Telecom

The long wait is over. The iPhone 6 has been revealed, but the announcement didn’t come from the lips of Tim Cook on a stage in California. Rather, China Telecom seems to have become a bit impatient and gone ahead and announced the upcoming Apple flagship phone on its own with a post on Weibo, a …

BlackBerry goes on the offensive, claims five ways BBM trumps Apple’s iMessage

Earlier this week a report from Wired noted security company Cloudmark’s claim that iMessage is host to nearly a third of all mobile spam messages due in part to email addresses being attached in many cases to accounts. In our coverage we noted that you can manually report such messages in addition …

Apple expands App Store Volume Purchase Program to 16 new regions

Apple today expanded its App Store Volume Purchase Program (VPP) to 16 important new regions. Here are the new areas:<p>Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates.<p>Before today, …

Oregon Attorney General Sues Oracle Over Dysfunctional Obamacare Website

In the 126-page complaint, Rosenblum wrote that "today's lawsuit clearly explains how egregiously Oracle has disserved Oregonians and our state agencies," according to FM News 101 KXL's website.<p>The lawsuit is seeking more than $200 million in damages related to "false statement and false claims," …

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Buyer's Guide: Discounts on MacBook Air, Mac Pro, Apple Accessories, and More

This Week's Buyer's Guide includes deals on the MacBook Air, the Mac Pro, the Retina MacBook Pro, and several different Apple accessories.<p>There aren't many deals on the iMac, the iPad, the Retina iPad mini, or the 2014 Retina MacBook Pro this week, but make sure to check back next week for new …

Apple finds some iPhone 5 units have battery problems, opens replacement program

This Friday afternoon, Apple has opened up an iPhone 5 battery replacement program after discovering that a “very small percentage” of units “may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.” The iPhone 5 was originally launched in September 2012, and Apple says …

Billionaire Chases T-Mobile, Bankrolls Free Internet Startup

Most telecommunications companies don’t like the idea of a free Internet, generally preferring that we all continue paying for access through fiber and cables. But a few in the industry know that can’t last forever. One of them may be Xavier Niel, the French billionaire who in a case of extreme …

Third-Party Vendor Beats Apple to Market With Reversible Lightning USB Cables

Amid rumors that Apple is developing a Lightning cable with a reversible USB connector, third-party accessory vendor Truffol has begun selling a reversible USB Lightning cable on its website, beating Apple to the punch.<p>Priced at $9.99, the reversible cable advertised by Truffol is designed to be …

iPhone 6 Information Leak Sourced from Foxconn Details Dimensions of 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch Versions

French Apple website <i>IGen.fr</i> (Google Translate) has shared a variety of new details about Apple's upcoming iPhone 6, including dimensions for each model, info about the protruding camera ring on the rear of both devices, and more. The photos appear to be of internal information residing in a Foxconn …

If this is the iPhone 6 screen, it's going to be a nearly indestructible device (video)

Gadget videoblogger Marques Brownlee continues testing a piece of glass he got a couple weeks ago that he believes is the front panel of the upcoming iPhone 6.<p>We don’t have conclusive proof that this is actually an iPhone 6 screen. But whatever it is, it appears to be a very hard, very flexible, …

Ebola Tests On Body Of Ireland Man Who Died Suddenly After Return From Africa

Health chiefs are awaiting blood test results today on a suspected Ebola case in Ireland after a man who recently returned from Africa died …

GT Advanced Reportedly Producing Between 1.3 and 2.2 Million Sapphire Displays for 5.5-Inch iPhone 6

Apple partner and sapphire glass manufacturer GT Advanced is estimated to produce anywhere from 1.35 to 2.25 million sapphire covers for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 by the end of 2014, according to a report from <i>Digitimes Research</i>.<p>GTAT started sapphire production in August 2014 and expects revenue …

55 Best Mac OS X Apps Of 2013

Note that this list includes apps that were covered here on AddicitveTips during 2013, and considering the number of items, hasn’t been arranged in …

How-to: Use Preview to put signatures on PDF’s, Pages Documents, and Mail messages

As we have written about in previous articles, Preview is a valuable tool in OS X that does not get a lot of press. In this article, we will review how you can use Preview to capture your signature using the iSight camera on a Mac, then use it in Pages documents, to sign PDF documents, and as an …

This Free Mac App Is Like Netflix For Streaming Torrents

Popcorn Time is an open source app for Mac, Windows, and Linux that acts essentially like Netflix for streaming video torrents. The project is “the result of many developers and designers putting a bunch of APIs together to make the experience of watching torrent movies as simple as possible.”<p>Yes, …

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iBetterCharge puts iPhone & iPad battery notifications on your Mac

A nice, new utility called iBetterCharge brings those 20% and 10% battery warnings from your iPhone or iPad onto your Mac. Rather than picking up your phone before heading out the door only to realize your battery is almost dead, the app will remind you to plug in with warnings that pop up as …

10 Ways To Free Up Disk Space on Your Mac Hard Drive

Even in 2018, MacBooks still have tiny hard drives that fill up quickly. Luckily there are quick and easy ways to free up space on your hard drive. …

1Password 4.2 For Mac Released With Over 30 New Features

Today AgileBits released 1Password 4.2 for Mac, a big update to the popular password manager that brings over 30 new features and improvements. The bulk of the additions are actually for 1Password mini, the app’s browser extension for Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.<p>You can finally edit items …

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Slow Down That Window Minimize Animation In Mavericks [OS X Tips]

So, here’s a weird one–have you ever wanted to watch a window animate itself really slowly as you minimize it to the Dock? No?<p>Well, let’s assume you did for some reason. How would you go about it?<p>In Mavericks, anyway, it’s a trivial thing, and it produces a fun effect: your window will minimize to …

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Beware of This Tricky Google Docs Phishing Scam

- Mar 18, 2014<p>Symantec is warning users of a phishing scam that takes advantage of Google Docs that is worming its way around the web. And, since it …

Apple pushes ‘Critical Security Update’ notification to remind users to update to OS X 10.9.2 for SSL fix

Although most users have likely installed OS X 10.9.2 by now, after its release late last month, Apple is providing a reminder to those who haven’t.<p>Laggards like myself who are still running OS X 10.9.1 have begun to see notifications like the one below over the past day, pushing the critical …