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Apple releases third OS X Yosemite GM candidate ahead of Oct. 16 event

Just a few days after the second golden master candidate, Apple has seeded a third version of OS X Yosemite to developers. Sources say that Apple has planned to finalize the code for Yosemite tomorrow ahead of a ship date around next week’s October 16th media event. The update is available in …

US spying scandal will 'break the Internet,' says Google's Schmidt

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The impact of US government surveillance on tech firms and the economy is going to get worse before it gets better, leaders at some of the biggest tech firms warned US Sen. Ron Wyden on Wednesday during a roundtable on the impact of US government surveillance on the digital …

Privacy

This awesome secret iOS 8 trick will change the way you use your iPhone

Mobile messaging apps are incredibly hot right now, as evidenced by Facebook’s recent $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. As popular as various …

How to Use Reader Mode in Safari on iPhone

Reader mode in Safari on iPhone allows you to read a webpage without any distractions. When you turn on Reader mode, only the text and photos are left. This makes it easy to focus on reading the article you’re looking at; I’ve also found that Reader mode makes the text easier on the eyes. Here’s …

Safari (Browser)

Do you care about privacy? Change these seven iOS 8 settings immediately

Apple’s iOS 8 has plenty of strengths and weaknesses, but the fact that the platform gives users complete control over which apps and services can …

iOS 8 How-to: Have your iOS device read text for you

Previously, I discussed how to have your iOS device read text for you in iOS 7, and in iOS 8 it works pretty much the same way – but with some little differences. It is now easier to set up and make text speakable on an iOS device. Before we discuss how to do it, let’s first set up our iOS device …

How To Make Any Song Your iPhone Ringtone

Love "Shake It Off" so much you wish you could wake up to it every morning? Don't waste money buying a ringtone from the iTunes store. Any song in your iTunes library can be made into a ringtone. Just open iTunes and follow these steps.<p><b>1. Figure out which part of the song you want for your …

Top 10 Must-Have iOS 8 Widgets To Try On Your iPhone

Apple’s iOS platform may be famously closed-off, but with iOS 8, the Cupertino giant has opted to relax its borders somewhat and allow third parties …

The best must-know tricks for Safari in iOS 8

Many of us use Safari for a browser. But there are loads of little tips and tricks that you may not know about. You’ve probably accidentally hit a …

Get storage space back on your iPhone or iPad by deleting iMessage images!

Whether you have a 16 GB iPhone or iPad, or you simple store a ton of stuff, deleting old iMessage images and MMS is a great way to reclaim storage …

Bose signs NFL deal blocking official Beats appearances on camera

High end headphone manufacturer Bose has secured a deal with the National Football League in which it will be the sole headphone worn during official interviews and on screen appearances, according to Re/Code:<p><i>The professional athlete still can hear whatever he wants, but Kaepernick and other NFL</i> …