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How to free up iPhone space with iMyfone Umate

<i>This post is brought to you by iMyfone Technology Co., maker of iMyfone Umate.</i><p>Sure our iPhones look sharp, but the sleek exterior hides an inner life that resembles the floor of a bachelor pad. Broken bits of uncompressed photos, unused files, app caches, cookies, backup logs and whatnot clog up …

Apps

Best Telescopes for the Money

<i>*Editor's Note: Today, check out our Cyber Monday deals page for up-to-date discounts on</i> <i>telescopes, binoculars and more gifts for all the space fans</i> …

‘Aerial’ brings beautiful Apple TV video screensavers to your Mac

Apple has created a new screensaver for the fourth-gen Apple TV that consists of a collection of videos taken all over the world. While it’s possible to locate these screensaver videos online and download them from Apple’s website, there hasn’t been a way to set them as your Mac’s …

Smart TV

The 50 best Mac tips, tricks and timesavers

Bet you didn't know your Mac could do all this<p>Now that we’re getting ready for the release of macOS 10.14 Mojave, after its WWDC 2018 reveal, there’s …

The Logic Pros: Creating custom-made, tempo flexible Apple Loops

In this week’s episode of <i>The Logic Pros</i>, we are going to be creating our own custom-made Apple Loops. One of the most underused features of Logic Pro X, the Apple Loops browser not only houses thousands of free stock audio and MIDI clips, but also our personal libraries. The elastic nature of LPX’s …

Music Production

Interaction Design Mistakes That Drive Us Nuts

Interaction design can separate the quality sites from the rest of the crowd – <i>if</i> done well. If, however, there are glaring errors in the designs, it …

UI Design

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 …

OS X

Alto: Beautiful Invoices in the Cloud

In another life, I worked for a software company. Of all the things that made me want to gnaw off my own arm (and believe me, there were plenty), the …

Apps

The Logic Pros: How to create multi-layered synth patches & drum sounds with Track Stacks

<i>The Logic Pros is a new regular series exploring all of the most interesting gadgets and software for making music on your Mac/iOS devices. If there is any gear you would like us to take a closer hands-on look at, let us know in the comments section below or</i> <i>shoot us an email</i><i>.</i><p>In this week’s edition …

How To Engineer A Hit Record With Melbourne Super Producer Andrei Eremin

THUMP Premiere of Andrei Eremin remixes and some secrets of his sound success.<p>Here's a question: what do Hiatus Kaiyote, Banoffee, Chet Faker, Rat & Co, Naysayer & Gilsun, Sunbeam Sound Machine, Milwaukee Banks, Oscar Key Sung, Lower Spectrum and I'lls have in common? Apart from being genius acts …

Hexo+ is the high-flying selfie drone of our dreams

LAS VEGAS — Drones are everywhere at the International CES show. You can’t walk though the South Hall without hearing the feverish buzz of quadrocopter wings luring people to their booths.<p>Most of the new drones we’ve seen are either too expensive for normal people, or they’re cheap and lack …

When Revolution Came to America

A brief history of violence against Wall Street and its accomplices.<p>A little violence can sometimes work to defend against predatory bankers. Consider the farmers of Le Mars, Iowa. The year was 1933, the height of the Great Depression.<p>A finance bubble on Wall Street had crashed the economy, the …

Design Store: Web & Graphic Design Books, Pantone, Illustration, etc.

This year's <i>Print</i> typography issue, with cover photo by John Keatley and typography by Louise Fili, is a bit different from past editions. Here, we …

The real threat of terrorism to Australians, by the numbers

Terrorism kills fewer Australians than even the most exotic causes of death, yet we're obsessed with it. The numbers show why we'd be better off …

An App That Draws Impressively Accurate Floor Plans In Minutes

<b>RoomScan</b> is an app for iOS which draws floor plans in minutes - touching your device to a wall is the only input required. Using the iPhone's …

AutoCAD

The Best Paper Airplane: How to Make a Paper Airplane | The Art of Manliness

There are many skills fathers should pass on to their children: how to ride a bike, how to skip a stone, and of course, how to make a paper airplane. …

How to Communicate With Your Spouse | The Art of Manliness

Loving relationships are the most important factor in a man’s happiness, success, and ability to live a fully flourishing life.<p>And one of the most …

Fascinating Documentary Details Technology's Harmful Effect On Music

'The Distortion Of Sound' is a fascinating look at the alarming manner in which technology has dramatically altered the way we physically hear …

Soba - cable director

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

Best astronomy apps for iPhone: Stargaze like a pro!

Searching for the best iPhone apps apps to help you explore and learn about the night sky? There are lots of astronomy apps in the App Store and …

7 Great Astrophotography Tutorials to Inspire You

Astrophotography is a specialized field of photography that involves capturing images of celestial objects and the night sky. The range of …

Evaluating iTunes' Impact on the Music Industry

When it was first introduced, iTunes seemed to be the most logical answer to the heated controversy caused by widespread online illegal music downloads. According to NPD estimates, iTunes is currently responsible for 63 percent of all digital music sales, and is undeniably the United States' top …

Hours for iPhone review: No more letting billable hours slip through the cracks

Hours by Tapity is a new productivity app that aims to take the pain out of recording and tracking your time. Not only does Hours work great for …

How to fix your iPhone or iPad's Home button: The ultimate guide

Broken Home button? Here's the fix.iPhone Home buttons keep getting more resilient and more reliable — on the iPhone 7, it's not even a button at …

How to learn to play piano with a little help from your iPad

Many music schools that teach piano are very particular about learning to play on a “real” piano. They expect anyone learning piano to use a …

Get Rid Of The Chrome Bell Notification Menu Bar Icon [OS X Tips]

Boy, you’d think this would be an easy one, right? Most third-party menu bar icons allow you to either drag and delete them from the menu bar itself, or at least provide a Quit or Disable function in their own drop-down menus, but not Chrome.<p>The little bell menu bar just sits there, mocking us, …

Operating Systems