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How-To: Make your Mac run silent, cool and fast under OS X El Capitan

As expected, Apple’s release of OS X El Capitan for Macs was less about adding major new features than “refining the experience and improving performance” from Yosemite — in other words, under-the-hood optimizations to make any Mac run more reliably than before. Thanks to El Capitan, my older …

App Store

Deal: Learn to create mobile games with the Zero to Hero Game Developer Bundle for just $49

Learning to make great mobile games can be difficult, especially when there are so many courses out there to choose from. So if you have a great idea for a mobile or desktop video game but aren’t sure where to begin, we’d suggest trying out the Zero to Hero Game Developer Bundle – currently just …

Game Development

7 skills you never knew you needed for a career in IT

Being skilled at computers and troubleshooting is an essential part of working in IT, but if you plan on truly excelling in the field, it's vital to have a combination of hard and soft skills.<p>Here are seven soft skills every IT professional should have.<p>It's sort of a no-brainer, but when you're …

Customer Service

How to Use AirDrop to Share Files Between Macs and iOS Devices

Apple's <b>AirDrop</b> file-sharing feature debuted with the release of OS X Lion and allowed users to transfer files from one Mac to another without using email or an external storage device. The feature made its way to iOS devices with the release of iOS 7, and offered a simple way for users to share …

Yosemite & iOS 8 How-to: Set up and use Handoff

Now that Yosemite is out, with iOS 8 devices you are now able to use Handoff. Handoff will allow you to seamlessly start a task on one device, and pick it up on another device. So for example you start writing a paper on your iPad and then you want to continue it on your Mac, or you start writing …

Review combo: Inateck Bluetooth Audio Receiver and Micro USB Cable with Lightning Adapter

Today we’re taking a look at two iOS device accessories from Inateck- the Bluetooth Audio Receiver and 1.2m Micro USB Cable with Apple Lightning Adapter.<p><b>Bluetooth Audio Receiver</b><p>Upon initial inspection, the Bluetooth Audio Receiver might not look like it’s capable of much. The entire unit measures …

Code.org turning the ashes of 'Flappy Bird' into a phoenix of coding education

The wildly simple yet infinitely frustrating game <i>Flappy Bird</i> is no more, though it continues to live on in countless clones. Now Code.org, the non-profit aimed at teaching people how to write code, has created a tool to make your own <i>Flappy Bird</i> game while learning some code at the same time.<p>The …

How to float placeholder text into a label

Jared Verdi is the author of JVFloatLabeledTextField:<p>UITextField subclass with placeholders that change into floating labels when the field is …

Opera

Stanford's iTunes U App Development Course Updated for iOS 7

The Autumn 2013 edition of Stanford University professor Paul Hegarty's popular Developing iOS Apps course is now live on iTunes U, fully updated for iOS 7. Professor Hegarty teaches the class every year and it remains an excellent introduction to iOS for coders looking to build their skills.<p>So …

Cloud Management Platform ServiceMesh Acquired By CSC, A Consulting And IT Services Company

Cloud management company ServiceMesh has been acquired by CSC, which has in recent years emerged as an IT management outfit that focuses on helping companies move their apps to service providers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>ServiceMesh describes itself as an enterprise cloud management …

Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates contributing tutorials to Code.org education initiative

After recruiting Will.i.am to help encourage students to explore the world of code, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft chairman Bill Gates are preparing to take a more hands-on approach. As part of their mission with Code.org, the non-profit that aims to make computer courses more prevalent …

Listen to iOS 7’s new ringtones and text tones [video]

The iOS 7 GM brings with it a slew of new ringtones that have replaced all of the default sounds for the device. All of the older ringtones are still available in a “Classic” ringtone.<p>Of note, Apple has even replaced the default ringtone with a new sound called “Opening” (at the end of the video …

Aiptek shows off a combo projector/battery pack for iPhone 5 available starting this month (Video)

Aiptek, the company behind a number of mobile projector products that we’ve seen in the past, is about to release a brand new pico projector for iPhone 5 and we just got our first look at the product during the ShowStoppers IFA event in Berlin. Texas Instruments, who provides the DLP technology …

Xbox One vs PS4: All you need to know

Ahead of their release later this year, see how the launch titles, bundles and hardware for the Xbox One and PS4 compare.<p>Techradar takes a look at the latest information on the Playstation 4 and XBox One following the Gamescom gaming convention, including launch titles and bundles.<p>From the design …

Xbox

BEYOND 2013: What Will Apple Make Next?

We already have a pretty good idea of what's coming from Apple this fall: A new iPhone 5S, a plastic "cheap" iPhone, and a few new iPads.<p>But what about next year and beyond? Well, there's still a lot of talk about a computerized wristwatch and a larger iPhone. And it looks like 2014 will be the …

Think Big Data Is All Hype? You’re Not Alone.

When a phrase enters the tech industry lexicon in a big way, and has a good way of crystallizing a seemingly overarching trend, it’s usually not long …

Big Data

75 Essential Tools for iOS Developers

If you were to go to a master woodworker’s shop, you’d invariably find a plethora of tools that he or she uses to accomplish various tasks.In …

How-to: Manage your iCloud account’s storage space

Apple gives iCloud users 5 GB of iCloud storage space. At first, 5 GB does not seem like a lot of storage space, however it is. For a majority of users it is plenty. For others, it isn’t. This storage space is for backups, documents and data, and email only if you are using a @mac.com, @me.com, or …