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How-To: create a macOS Sierra USB install drive [Video]

If you want the ability to perform a fresh and clean install of macOS Sierra, then you should consider creating a macOS Sierra USB install disk. Not only will this walkthrough work for the macOS Sierra Developer Preview, but it will also work for the public beta and future final releases. In the …

3 ways to recover lost iPhone data with Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery

<i>This post is brought to you by Tenorshare, maker of iPhone Data Recovery for Mac.</i><p>Sometimes it’s helpful to think of your iPhone for what it actually is: a sleek and fragile glass box where you keep lots of really important information. Luckily, it’s a box you can back up, but pretty much only by …

How to Move Your Data From Android to iOS

In just a couple of weeks, Apple is going to make it ridiculously easy for Android users to switch to iOS with an upcoming app alongside iOS 9 called "Move to iOS." It will give Android users the ability to wirelessly migrate contacts, message history, photos and videos, web browser saves, mail, …

How to Stop Hackers from Stealing Your Data on Public Wi-Fi

You enjoy “free internet” through Wi-Fi hotspots libraries, coffee shops, at bars, and other public places. It seems harmless. Little do you know, a stranger could know your birthplace, the schools you attended, and your recent search history in 20 minutes.<p>Just a couple of years ago, strangers …

Information Systems

Password Recovery Scam - how to hack a Gmail account

The victim registers his mobile phone number with Gmail so that if he forgets his password Google will send him via SMS a verification code that …

Quickly recover your lost files with FonePaw Android Data Recovery

<i>This post is brought to you by FonePaw, maker of Android Data Recovery.</i><p>All our smartphones have a limited amount of storage space. And I for one regularly purge my phone data of unnecessary stuff I no longer think I’ll need. But have you ever deleted a contact or a message thread, then wished you …

HidrateMe Is A Connected Water Bottle That Will Glow When You Need To Take A Sip

HidrateMe aims to help you fill up on your H20 with a sensor that monitors your intake and syncs that information up with an app on your smartphone. Should you need more water than you are ingesting, the bottle will glow.<p>The bottle is also doing exceptionally well on Kickstarter right now. The …

Save 94% on the iCollege IT Security and Management bundle

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How-To: Clean your iOS device with free downloads, recovering lost space

When Apple was designing the Mac app iDVD, then-CEO Steve Jobs directed his development team to build a dead-simple DVD-burning application: instead of a mess of options and windows, Jobs wanted one window with one button marked “Burn,” which would be pressed once the desired video file was …

You can build an iPhone 6 projector for less than $10

Projectors aren’t cheap, but what if I told you that you could build one for your iPhone with some stray materials laying around your house? <i>Business</i> …

How to stay safe online: CNET's security checklist

It's always better to be safe than sorry. Especially when it comes to your personal information. Keeping your info secure online requires you take more time and care, but what you lose in moments you'll surely make up in peace of mind.<p>Follow the steps below to increase your online …

Information Systems

Get your lost iOS files back fast with FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery

<i>This post is brought to you by FonePaw, creator of iPhone Data Recovery.</i><p>Accidentally delete important iPhone files? Encounter a fatal failure while jailbreaking your iOS device? Experience a hardware or system malfunction? iPhone Data Recovery can snap you out of this all-to-common data nightmare …

iPhone 6 Plus beats Galaxy S6 edge and HTC One M9 in extensive camera test

The iPhone 6 has been highly praised by professional photographers in reviews so far, but competitors have also improved their cameras this year, …

Quick tip will speed Mac data recovery and save you from heartache

Let me save you a huge headache — don’t set an EFI password on your Mac unless you have the original receipt for that machine.<p>If you buy your Mac off Craigslist, like I did, and your daughter writes half a novel for her high school class but never backs it up elsewhere (note – always back up your …

How to use a PS4 controller with your Mac

Now just might be the best time ever to be a Mac gamer, as a ton of big titles for PC and console are also available for Apple computers via the Mac App Store, Steam or GoG.com. It’s a golden era of cross-platform goodness, and it’s easier than ever to find a game you’ll love on the Mac.<p>Some of …

The software used by Pixar to create visual effects for movies like Toy Story, Up, and WALL-E is now free

Pixar has created some of the most beloved films of all-time, including Toy Story, WALL-E, Monsters Inc, and Finding Nemo. Part of the reason for its success is the unbelievable visual effects the company has produced to enhance each film. These amazing visual effects were achieved with Pixar’s …

Create a backup Windows 8 installer (before it's too late)

Back in the old days, computers that came with Windows also came with Windows media: floppy disks, then later CDs and eventually a DVD. If you needed to reinstall the OS for any reason, you just used that media.<p>Those days are over. Think about the last computer you bought: it almost certainly came …

Software

Laser treatment claims to turn brown eyes blue

Ever been stymied in a desire to bat your baby blues by the fact that your eyes aren't actually blue? An experimental new procedure could see you permanently change your peepers' hue.<p>Strōma Medical Corporation, based out of Laguna Beach, California, claims to have invented a new laser eye surgery …

How to Set Up Find My iPhone

According to Consumer Reports, over 3.1-million smart phones are stolen each year in United States alone. Of those, iPhones are certainly an …

Oracle Java is now installing adware on Macs. Here’s how to avoid it

Mac users have had it pretty good when compared to Windows users, at least on the adware and nuisanceware front. Even Oracle, who has bundled the Ask.com search toolbar with Java for Windows for years, has abstained from infecting its Mac users with adware.<p>Sadly, though, that era now seems to be an …

Udacity Kicks Off Enrollment For Its Swift-Focused iOS Developer ‘Nanodegree’

If you’re looking for a way to gain the skills necessary to get a gig developing for iPhone and iPad, but unwilling to commit to a full-time college or university schedule, Udacity might have the answer. The online education platform debuted something called a “nanodegree” last year, and enrollment …

How to find your iPhone’s last location even after the battery dies

Picture this: You’ve lost your iPhone somewhere, but it’s run out of juice and it’s not ringing or vibrating when you call it.<p>You might think you’re out of luck, but there’s one function you can enable (or disable if you’re into privacy) that will keep track of your iPhone’s last location, even …

LIFE HACK: Always capture landscape orientation video on your smartphone

If you like filming videos on your smartphone, Horizon is a very useful app that avoids the frustration of capturing portrait orientation video, …

How a 25-year-old dev made 600 apps without being able to code

John Hayward-Mayhew is one of the most prolific iOS developers ever to peddle a blackjack game. Over the past four years, the 25-year-old entrepreneur flooded the App Store with an astonishing 600 separate apps — everything from endless runners such as <i>Dangerous Caveman Bum Runner</i> to dentistry games …

Child watch: The apps that let parents 'spy' on their kids

<b>Think your kid's being bullied? Or sending sexts? Or dealing drugs? There's an app for that.</b><p>In the United States, nearly 80% of teenagers own mobile phones. About half of those are smartphones - with access to the internet, games, cameras and social media.<p>That worries many parents. And those fears …

'Pushbullet' Brings Notification Syncing and Easy File Transfers to iOS, Mac, and Safari

Pushbullet has long been one of the more popular third-party solutions for keeping notifications, links, photos and other files in sync between a smartphone or tablet and computer, although one important feature it has lacked until now is support for Apple devices. The wait is over, however, as …

This close-up video of molten lava spilling into the ocean is mesmerizing

As Internet-addicted shut-ins, many of us don’t spend enough time exploring nature in all of its glory. Thankfully, YouTube gives us a window through …

Smart Mirror Lets You Try On Clothes Outside The Fitting Room

For some people, shopping is entertainment. For others, it’s something to get through without visible or psychic damage.<p>Those emotions, either way, are likely to be heightened with the debut of MemoMi’s new MemoryMirror, a digital mirror that rolls video, 360-degree viewing and social networking …

New password-hacking tool for iCloud claims to evade Apple’s brute-force protections

<b>Update</b>: We are now receiving reports that the vulnerability has been patched. People trying to use the tool are apparently now being correctly locked out from repeated password attempts.<p>A new tool submitted to GitHub claims to be able to perform password dictionary attacks on any iCloud account, …

How the wizards at ILM created Captain America’s insane action scenes

Nearly 900 insanely complex shots full of live-action and computer-generated imagery were created for Marvel’s <i>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</i> by the geniuses at Industrial Light and Magic, the effects house created by George Lucas back in the original <i>Star Wars</i> days.<p>The movie is an action-fest …