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11 default iPhone apps you can replace with much better ones

Delete Maps, Mail and Safari and never look back — there are much better versions of the default apps you get when you first get a new iPhone.<p>You …

This site shows you all of someone’s public information on Facebook

A Belgian ethical hacker created an online tool that helps you find all the information available on someone’s public Facebook account—even the …

Setapp, the Mac App Subscription Service, Is Now Live for Everyone

If you’re an avid Mac productivity app user, you know the cost of buying software can get a little out of control. Setapp, which was previously in …

Apps

Remove DRM from iTunes and Apple Music to play your audio on any device

<i>This post is brought to you by Convertanymusic.com, maker of Apple Music Converter.</i><p>When we download music from iTunes, or audiobooks from Audible, the files that get onto our devices are DRM-protected. That means they can’t be played on “unauthorized” devices. This, let’s face it, is pretty …

The 10 must-have utilities for macOS Sierra

As Apple as tweaked and improved its Mac operating system, the need for third-party utilities just shifted—it never went away. A lot of the fiddly …

How to Clear iMessages Chat History on Mac OS X Yosemite

Unlike Messages app in OS X, clearing messages history in iOS Messages app is fairly simple. The Messages app of Mac doesn’t have any in-app option …

Oversight Monitors Your Mac's Camera and Microphone Access, Alerts You When They're Active

Mac: While it’s not easy nor likely for malware to hijack your Mac’s microphone or webcam, it’s always a theoretical possibility. Oversight is a free …

Apps

‘Netflix of Mac software’ lets you binge on apps

Apple’s Mac App Store has been a desolate wasteland of mediocrity for years, but a new service called Setapp wants to breathe new life into macOS apps.<p>Setapp app claims it’s an “Unstore” alternative to the Mac App Store. Instead of paying for apps individually, you’ll pay a monthly subscription fee …

Plex's new Kodi plugin lets you enjoy the best of both worlds

If you've dabbled with building your own media center, it's likely that you will have encountered Plex or Kodi. Both started life as offshoots of the famed XBMC software, but over time their propositions have diverged, with Plex embracing subscriptions and Kodi remaining open-source. In the past, …

How to properly hang art, every single time

Tired of stressing over where or how to hang your wall art? Don't fret.<p>Hanging art on your walls can be a nerve-wracking process, especially if you're even the tiniest bit of a perfectionist.<p>You don't want to litter the wall with holes trying to get it right. And you certainly don't want to leave a …

WALTR 2 Lets You Wirelessly Transfer Any Content To iOS Devices Without iTunes Or Jailbreak

WALTR 2 improves over its original computer-to-iOS file transfer solution by adding wireless transfer and support for legacy iPods as well as PDF and …

Rocket Yard Guide: The Incredible Power of macOS Smart Folders

Smart Folders have been part of the Mac operating system since 2004, but many Mac users are totally unaware of what they are and how to use them. …

Tutorials

12 Ways to Secure Your Wi-Fi Network

Worried about the security of your Wi-Fi connection? Follow these steps and you'll be in a wireless Fort Knox.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, …

The Ultimate Guide to Apple's New Messages App

It has been weeks since Apple’s iOS 10 launched. By now, you’ve likely seen a surprise or two flash through your text messages. It might have been a …

How to activate Siri with ‘Hey Siri’ on macOS Sierra

The ability to activate Siri by saying “Hey Siri” is an incredibly useful feature on iOS. Want to do it on macOS Sierra? Too bad you can’t.<p>Or, rather, you can’t through the usual Siri system preferences. However, if you’re really intent on being able to start up Siri without hitting a single key or …

Operating Systems

Clear Mac App Store Temp Cache to Fix Some Download Issues

Rarely, the Mac App Store may report erroneous app download statuses or even offer a malformed file leading to an app that doesn’t launch or is …

Operating Systems

The Best Hidden Features in iOS 10

By now, you’ve probably had some time to play around with iOS 10 and get acquainted with all the new features. We’ve already told you about most of …

10 Mac Menu Bar Apps You Can’t Live Without

For all of the Mac users out there, we put together a list of some of the Product Hunt community’s favorite menu bar apps. These tools will help you …

IBM SPSS Statistics Free Alternative App Download

The R Project and SPSS both apps are well known for statistical analysis. However, SPSS is not a free application, and I have seen many users asking …

Data Science

Apple releases new ‘Apple TV Remote’ app with Siri Remote features for iPhone

After first teasing it last December and releasing it in beta at WWDC, Apple’s new ‘Apple TV Remote’ app for the new Apple TV is now available to download from the App Store.<p>The app can replace previous Remote app that lacked support for some of the new features on the fourth-gen Apple TV, although …

Smart TV

OS X: Single or Double-click in Dock to Change Spaces

The combination of the Dock in OS X and Spaces is a powerful one. If you set things up according to this Quick Tip, you can just click on a running …

The complete list of Siri commands

(Almost) everything you can say to Apple's virtual assistant.<p>There's a lot you can do with Apple's virtual assistant -- and some things you can't do. For example, while Siri can send texts, search Twitter, and open up your front-facing camera, she can't adjust your device's ring volume (something …

Tech Trends

Vivaldi is a new desktop browser for power users

A little bit of life in the browser market<p>Welcome to Mossberg<i>, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Re/code.</i><p>A decade ago, the release of a new desktop web browser, or …

Truebill launches to help find and cancel your forgotten subscriptions

It has happened to all of us at one time or another: You scan your credit card bill and notice some phantom $7.99 monthly charge for some service you had signed up for months or maybe even years earlier.<p>Now you face a dilemma: Do you sink the time into tracking down the website, remembering how to …

Credit Cards

iTunes: Weeding Out Duplicates

To some, cleaning out their iTunes libraries may seem a Sisyphean task. Others wonder if I put it that way just to be able to use a fancy word. In …

This week’s top stories: Apple’s Mar. 21 event, new iPhone SE & 9.7-inch iPad Pro details, iOS 9.3 beta 7, more

With Apple’s iPhone SE press event scheduled for this upcoming Monday, March 21st, it’s no surprise that our reports surrounding what to expect at the event make up most of our top stories this week.<p>We detailed new info about the much anticipated 4-inch iPhone SE’s design and camera specs, pricing …

IPad Pro

Forget Spotify: 4 Streaming Music Services Worth Trying

<b>AccuRadio</b> <br>While certainly not the best-looking streaming service out there, AccuRadio offers a simple, no-frills option for listening to music. From the look of it—and the many call-outs and mentions on the site itself—this is the perfect source for listening for an older crowd while at work. Many …

New Singles

9 simple things you need to do to get faster Wi-Fi

Fast Wi-Fi is like good air-conditioning or clean tap water: You don’t notice it until it’s gone. For most chronic multitaskers, dealing with a slow, …

Apple TV 4 Siri Remote Has Received A Hardware Update

Apple has released a hardware update for the Apple TV 4 Siri Remote and in this article we’ll tell you how to install it. The old remote from the …

Smart TV