Dominic Andreacchio

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Getting TextExpander, BetterTouchTool and Parallels to behave with Mavericks

Since the new OS X Mavericks is just a few days old, bugs and incompatible applications are to be expected until developers have time to run through the new APIs and patch up their apps. In the meantime, some non-functioning apps can be fixed with simple work-arounds or downloads.<p>Over the next …

Subtle features & details in iOS 7 and Mavericks

The WWDC keynote may have dragged on for two hours, but there were many features and subtle details that weren’t mentioned by any of the Apple executives. We’ll be updating this post with all of the small features and details that have been discovered. If you find something that’s not on this list, …

FAQ: everything you need to know about iOS 7

<i>Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted on June 11 after iOS 7 was previewed. Now that Apple has set a release date for iOS 7, we’ve</i> …

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks review: No reason to forgo this free update - CNET

<b>The Good</b> <b>Mac OS X Mavericks</b> brings new apps, streamlines familiar features, and improves power efficiency and battery life for laptop users.<p><b>The Bad</b> Older features like Gatekeeper and Launchpad could have used some renovations, but were left untouched in Mavericks.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> As it's a free …

Operating Systems

A quick taste of Mavericks [Screenshots]

There was a lot to digest in yesterday’s keynote, so if you just want to get a quick feel for how things will look on your Mac when you upgrade from Mountain Lion, here are a sprinkling of screenshots to provide a taster …<p>Farewell skeuomorphic Calendar (above) and Notes:<p>In Safari, the curved-effect …

iOS 7 tells Apple users to 'get excited' again, says analyst

The updates that Apple showed off in iOS 7 could prove to be the most important ones since the iPhone debuted in 2007, at least in the opinion of Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.<p>To kick off Day 1 of its Worldwide Developers Conference this week, Apple revealed a whole new look for its iOS …

Apple

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Apple debuts WWDC 2013 app for iOS, will feature session videos, Passbook support, more

Apple has rolled out its WWDC 2013 app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (via MacRumors) this morning as WWDC quickly approaches. Apple has promised to push out session videos much quicker this year and will be available online as well as via its WWDC 2013 app for iOS.<p>Apple’s Worldwide Developer …

All about About This Mac

In this week’s tip, I’ll discuss a cool feature that you may be wholly unaware of—even if you're a long-time Mac user.<p>In Lion and Mountain Lion, …

PayPal wants to get rid of your wallet

SAN JOSE, CALIF. -- PayPal spotlighted its retail partners Tuesday, showing off new campaigns for its in-store purchase feature as it tries to get into 2 million locations by the end of this year.<p>PayPal President David Marcus said PayPal is expanding its Jamba Juice "order ahead and skip the line" …

FinTech

100 more things every Mac user should know: Finder

Two years ago, in our July 2011 issue, we ran an article called ’100 things every Mac user should know’. The idea was to compile a bunch of titbits – …

Five Tricky, Advanced Ways To Save Space On Your Mac Hard Drive [Feature]

Saving space on your Mac’s hard drive is more important than ever, especially if you use one with a faster but smaller solid state drive in it, like my Macbook Air. Being able to manage your space wisely is the key here, and once you’ve done the obvious things, like pare down your Applications …

MacBook Air

iOS 7: What it needs, and what it won't be getting (video)

The next major update of Apple's iOS software is almost upon us! But which features does Apple's grid-based operating system <i>desperately</i> need to add, and which ones will Tim Cook and pals probably ignore completely?<p>That's what we're asking in this video, so hit play on the clip above as we rattle …

Tim Cook

Apple and the file system: Skating to where the puck might go

Since the introduction of the Mac, Apple has waged a steadily escalating war against the file system. While the ability to organize files …

How to backup your iTunes library

If you are using a Mac, the easiest way to back up all of your data is with Time Machine. If you are currently using Time Machine with an external …

1Password 4.2 for iOS gets huge update to browser, sharing features

Sometimes there’s an app. I won’t say hero, because what’s a hero?<p>But sometimes, there’s an app. And I’m talkin’ about 1Password for iOS here. It’s …

Mastering Passbook On Your iPhone [Feature]

Apple’s new Passbook app and system is really a nascent technology, but it’s here on your iPhone, so why not figure out how to use it, right? Below are five tips and tricks to help you get the most out of this futuristic, if not-yet-mature technology from our favorite technology company.<p>Get Apps …

Apps

Mastering Notification Center On Your Mac [Feature]

Notification Center, introduced with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, has quickly become an integral part of the Mac OS experience, replacing third-party apps like Growl and the like with a built-in system for notifying you of system and other events on your Mac.<p>Let’s take a look, then, at five tips and …

Make your old iPhone run like new

My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole Apple Maps fiasco. But I believe the main culprit for decreasing …

Apps

How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.<p>Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the …

Wearable Tech

How to download and read iBooks for iPhone and iPad

How to find and download books<p>iBooks comes with Apple's iBooks Store built right in. That means you can search or browse for new books and download …

Microsoft/Nokia attempt relevance with amusing Samsung vs. Apple fight ad [video]

Nokia and the Windows Phone team appear to be launching a new “Make the switch” campaign for the Nokia Lumia 920 that pits iPhone 5 up against Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S4. The latest ad, above, ends with the tag line “Don’t Fight. Switch” and kicks off with iPhone and Galaxy S4 users arguing …

App.net launches ‘Passport’ app for iPhone to manage accounts, find browsing clients, sign up for free

New Twitter-like social network App.net has launched an iPhone and iPod touch app called “Passport.” The application serves as a simple way to manage App.net accounts, edit your profile, and find and follow other App.net users. Importantly, the “Passport” app does not serve as a browsing client for …

New iOS 7 concepts imagine Jony Ive’s ‘very flat’ iOS redesign [video]

Since we’ve posted our exclusive details on what Apple and Jony Ive has in store for iOS 7, there have been a ton of great concepts popping up that take into account the company’s new “very flat” approach to redesigning the OS. The first concept, above, comes to us from Simplyzesty.com’s art …

All about Reminders

Whether it’s to pay the bills, replace furnace filters, or take the ferret to the vet for its annual cleaning, we all need reminding from time to …

How to manage automatic log-in in OS X

OS X is a multi-user platform, where each user account has its own settings and documents separate from those of other accounts, allowing for both customization differences but also for security and privacy. Not only do password requirements prevent other computer users from accessing one another's …

Operating Systems

Five Google tips for getting the most from Google Now on iOS

This slideshow requires JavaScript.<p>Now that Google has incorporated its Google Now service into the iOS Google app, the company has posted a few tips for making the most from it.<p>Tip 2 is particularly worthwhile, as it draws attention to a second set of settings at the very bottom of the screens (or …

Bloomberg: Jony Ive’s new software design role could lead to delays for iOS 7

Not much news coming out of a new Bloomberg piece today on Sir Jonathan Ive’s new software design role. Earlier this week, 9to5Mac first reported on some big upcoming changes to iOS spearheaded by Ive based on multiple sources who have seen or been briefed on the new “flatter” OS. While echoing …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it …

Ten improvements we'd like to see in iOS

Like clockwork, Apple has released a new major version of its iOS mobile operating system every summer since 2008, and we expect 2013 to be no …