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How to stop specific contacts from knowing when you’ve read their iMessages

Apple’s iOS 10 software has been available for a while now. In fact, the latest version of Apple’s popular mobile platform is already installed on …

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Hear Sun Ra, the Avant-Garde Jazz Legend, Play on a 1966 Batman and Robin Album for Kids

In the mid 1960s, when the Batman TV show was in full swing, a New Jersey toy company released a children's record of Batman & Robin songs. Called <i>The</i> …

Batman & Robin

How to Make Bootable OS X El Capitan Install USB Drive

Earlier today, Apple finally released OS X El Capitan to general public as a free download via the Mac App Store, with tons of new features, …

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Confirmed To Out-Spec Apple iPad Pro? 6 Killer Features To Watch For

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Photo : Facebook)<p>It is a given that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 on release date will out-spec its immediate predecessor, the …

Gear & Gadgets

HTC’s shameless iPhone ripoff shown in leaked pictures

Things are not going well right now for HTC, which makes what are indisputably some of the best smartphones in the world. The company’s problem — …

11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

Apps

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Long-Delayed Nina Simone Biopic Sets December Release

<i>Nina</i>, the long-delayed Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana in the title role, will hit theaters in December, with RLJ Entertainment acquiring …

Windows 10 + Mac: Introduction

As you might expect, the various available options for running Windows on a Mac have been updated to support Windows 10. So it’s time to take another …

Using these 10 apps will help your MacBook run faster and more efficiently

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock MacBooks are widely regarded as some of the highest-quality laptops on the market; the Air is king of the hill in most …

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The world’s thinnest iPhone 6 solar charger is blowing up on Kickstarter

Apple might add solar charging features to its products at some point in the future, but we’re not quite there yet. Luckily for those iPhone 6 owners …

Sometimes, You Just Want A Button

I like making computers do stuff. I find that getting a computer to do what I want it to produces a tremendously empowering feeling. I think Python …

XCode

Awesome iOS 8 widgets that make your Today screen worth tapping

Apps

Best deals of the week: NetSpot, Duracell, Smart Travel Router, WordPress Starter Kit [Deals]

There’s bargains galore on cool stuff every day at Cult of Mac Deals.<p>Today we put a spotlight on four select deals. The selection is always changing though, so check out Cult of Mac Deals frequently so you don’t miss out.<p><b><br>NetSpot Pro</b><p>NetSpot Pro is a fantastic tool for anyone who has a Wi-Fi network. …

How to Capture iOS Device Video in Yosemite

Although most of us don’t need to do so regularly, it is occasionally useful to make a movie of actions taking place on an iPhone or iPad screen. …

2011 MacBook Pro GPU complaints not going away as petition reaches 18k signatures

<i>Update: Repair Extension Program…</i><p>Long-standing complaints that the 2011 MacBook Pro suffered from a manufacturing fault resulting in GPU glitches and failures don’t appear to be going away, as an online petition calling for Apple to fix or replace affected machines reaches more than 18,000 …

Report: Apple working on 3 new iOS 8 updates

Though iOS 8 was a good iteration of the mobile OS from Apple, building nicely on the aesthetic twist iOS 7 brought in, it lacks some punch. Certain …

The first GIF Keyboard made for iOS 8 has landed courtesy of Riffsy, and it’s free

Although dozens of custom keyboards have been launching left and right just in time for iOS 8, most of them have stayed rather traditional. Yes, there’s new features here and there that are firsts for iOS like the ability to swipe to type using Swype and SwiftKey, but these are still just keyboards …

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

Dell announces 27-inch 5120×2880 display, a perfect panel for a future Retina iMac

Dell has just announced a brand-new 27inch external display with an insane resolution of 5120×2880. Pixel counts of this magnitude were thought to be several months out, stretching into mid 2015, so Dell’s abrupt announcement has come as a bit of surprise. In summary, the 27-inch panel has 14 …

The buried Mac setting that can save your inkjet's color ink

It feels like my Canon Pixma inkjet is perpetually low on ink -- color ink, in particular. One of the three color ink tanks seems to be always low or out of ink.<p>I often print a document in color when I don't need to because the grayscale option is buried in Preview's print window. If it were on the …

OS X

How to use Google Maps offline mode on iOS, Android

The moment your phone reads "No service," Google Maps suddenly drops out. That is, unless you've saved your maps for offline access. With this feature, you can store large map areas for guidance, even when you're stuck without reception.<p>The process is identical on both iOS and Android. Before we …

Report: iPhone 6 will use new display tech for thinner design, could cause yield issues

According to a new report from China Times (translated by GforGames), Apple will make the next-gen iPhone even thinner by moving from two brightness enhancement films in the iPhone’s display to just one. The move will reportedly allow Apple to have an overall thinner design for the iPhone 6, but …

Hengedock Has a Place for Everything

I'm on a train back from CE Week, blogging by iPad with a compact Bluetooth keyboard. While it's convenient to travel light, I will be glad to get back to my 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. In fact, I won't be using that Retina display all that much, because I now have my MacBook hooked up …

For the vinyl curious: A complete $380 hi-fi system for LPs & audio files

You've probably read plenty about vinyl's sales surge that's been going on for years. Then, just a few weeks ago, Jack White's new "Lazaretto" LP sold 40,000 copies in one week, the most any LP has sold that quickly since 1991! New vinyl is easy to score online, but some yard sales and thrift shops …

How The iPad Air Compares To Samsung's Best Tablet Yet, The Galaxy Tab S

But now, four years later, Apple faces tougher competition than ever in the tablet space — particularly from Samsung.<p>Earlier this month, Samsung unveiled its newest tablet, the Tab S. It's one of the few 10-inch tablets out there that feels lightweight enough to carry everywhere while maintaining a …

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Here's How Apple Can Take Its Iconic Headphones To The Next Level

Apple said it's sold north of 600 million earbuds in a 12-year span — that's 1.2 billion tiny speakers — but despite a few design modifications made two years ago in the conversion of earbuds to EarPods, the design of Apple's headphones has gone largely untouched.<p>That needs to change. Apple has …

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