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Plague Inc. players raise $76K for Ebola fight

Players of <i>Plague Inc.</i>, a game about global pandemic, have raised $76,000 for organizations fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.<p>Back in November, Ndemic Creations, the developer of <i>Plague Inc</i>., announced a campaign to raise money for organizations like the Red Cross, Disaster Emergency …

Disease

See geezers recoil in horror at Grand Theft Auto V’s ultraviolence

The <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> series is known for its violence; you’re usually cast as a thug or criminal of some sort, and set loose on a rampage across an open world landscape, able to steal cars, beat up civilians, and even gun down the cops.<p>Watch as these older folks do just that in <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>, …

10 Ways To Free Up Disk Space on Your Mac Hard Drive

Even in 2018, MacBooks still have tiny hard drives that fill up quickly. Luckily there are quick and easy ways to free up space on your hard drive. …

MacBook Air

Running out of hard drive space on your Mac? Here's how to fix it!

DaisyDisk is more advanced and offers a much better breakdown. Not only can you analyze your entire hard drive, DaisyDisk tells you exactly what's …

TV shows

Five tips to get even better battery life from your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro

No matter how good your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro's battery life is, it can probably be better. Here are some tips to get the most out of it<p>OS X …

MacBook Air

Make your Mac safer online: Five tips for better password security

Seems like there are endless examples of security problems with all the Internet services we depend on. What can we do?<p>Gotofail. Heartbleed. Target. …

How to enable Yosemite’s hidden dark mode

OS X Yosemite is the biggest visual overhaul Apple’s made to the Mac in years, but developers at WWDC seemed most excited about one tiny UI tweak – dark mode.<p>Beta testers eager to try out the the new OS X 10.10 feature were disappointed to find out it didn’t make it into the first Yosemite beta, …

How to Delete Something Permanently From Your Computer

Do you have a file on your computer that you want to obliterate? Well, it's going to take a lot more than dragging and dropping it into the little …

How to tweak the Mac's display settings for better visual accessibility

A few weeks ago a customer came in to the Apple reseller store I spend my weekends working in. She was a long time Mac user who'd had an older Mac …

Greenwich Village

How to ditch Yosemite and roll back to Mavericks

Apple’s 2014 OS X update is already available to plenty of Mac users — even though not all supported machines have what it takes to let users enjoy …

Hate OS X Yosemite’s look? Here’s how to give it a classic makeover

With its candy-like icons, gradients, and transparencies, OS X Yosemite is a major departure from the look and feel of the Macintosh operating system. But if you don’t like that look and feel, here’s a few things you can do to make OS X look less candy-like, hearkening it back to the design …

How to modify OS X's Finder toolbar

There are things we all take for granted, because we see them so often. One of those is the toolbar that graces every open window in OS X's Finder. …

Operating Systems

How to install Windows on your Mac for free

2015 is going to be a big year for Microsoft with the forthcoming release of Windows 10 — you can read all about Microsoft's big January event right …

Windows 10

Chocolate-Spot Cookies

Satisfy a craving for something dark with chocolate-spot cookies, dotted with orange and black candy-coated chocolates.

Chocolate-Dipped Ball Cookies

Raspberry Cream Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Fresh raspberry-and-white-chocolate cream is a lofty alternative to frosting or jam filling. Using a small ice cream scoop to form the vanilla sugar cookies will ensure a uniform size.

Pistachio Spritz Pinwheels

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pulse pistachios with 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar in a food processor until finely ground.<p>2. With a mixer on medium speed, beat butter with remaining 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in extracts and food color. Reduce speed …

Dessert

Shira's Cranberry Thumbprints

Orange-scented cranberries -- usually a seasonal relish -- get a spot on the dessert table in these two-bite cookies. The crunchy yellow cornmeal crust, brightened with orange zest, is a fitting match. Says Shira Bocar, "With the tart fruit, it makes a tasty little holiday package."