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How-to: Get started with Instant Alpha and Smart Lasso in Preview for OS X

As you may know, Instant Alpha is a feature that allows you to remove an object in an image from its background. You can find this feature in apps like Pages and Keynote, as well as the Preview app that comes built-in on Macs. As we’ve written recently in articles about signatures and marking up …

Review: Anker IQ 40W 5-port smart USB adapter is the last power source you’ll ever need

As our families grow, so do our device charging needs. Where we just used to need 2 USB ports to charge our iPhones, we now have iPads, cameras, Bluetooth speakers, portable flashlight/batteries and even a few Android devices laying around that constantly need to be chargers. Our excellent 2-port …

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 …

10 Excellent Platforms for Building Mobile Apps

If you've ever wanted to build an app for your business, blog, product or service, but the heavy investment of both time and money put you off, …

Glif

A Tripod Mount for Smartphones<p>The all-new and completely redesigned version of the Glif holds your smartphone securely in portrait or landscape with …

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Apple opens graphics card replacement program for some mid-2011 iMacs

Apple has opened up one of its rare replacement programs for the graphics card in some mid-2011 iMac configurations, according to a notice issued to Apple Support employees. The iMac in question is the model released in May 2011 with Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt ports. This iMac was sold …

Tips: Use little-known gestures to arrange photos and shapes in iOS Pages

Although the touch-centric UI makes getting to grips with Pages for iOS straightforward, the interface does not appear well-suited to precise positioning of objects, which is necessary in more complicated documents. Luckily, Apple’s iWork suite extends the default iOS set of gestures to provide …

How to Choose the Right Tools in Preview on the Mac

I love the Preview app on the Mac. It's enormously useful, and It's just about on everyone's machine. It's unobtrusive, simple, yet powerful. I've …