Christopher Hylton

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How, When, & Why to reset the PRAM & SMC on your Mac

Is your Mac acting just…<i>odd</i>? Stuff like drives not appearing, screens not adjusting correctly, Bluetooth problems, AirPort non connecting? Maybe your fan is running non-stop or your battery has said that it is 50% charged…for two days…and your MacBook is <i>plugged in</i>. Yeah, these aren’t problems that …

Operating Systems

Photographer Turns Six Years of Documenting Storms into One Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Film

Some creative endeavors are weeks or months in the making. But for photographer Chad Cowan, his incredible time lapse project took over half a decade to complete. In collaboration with editor Kevin X Barth, the short film <i>Fractal</i> features hundreds of thunderstorms that are condensed into one …

How to fix and care for the tech in your life

Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO: The Exposure Triangle Explained

Ask any beginner photographer - and plenty of experienced ones, too - what the most difficult aspect of understanding photography is, and I'm willing …

Note-taking app Bear is rapidly improving with new features

Bear is a note-taking app from Italian design firm Shiny Frog that’s seen a recent spate of popularity as a replacement for apps like the bloated Evernote, primarily due to its simple design and quick speed.<p>And Shiny Frog has been good about keeping Bear up to date, with today’s 1.2 update (as …

How to Safely Retrieve Files Off Failing HDD, SSD, or SD Cards Using Free Tools

All of the drives we are using to store our precious photos and videos are not 100% reliable. Everybody should know that by now (and back everything …

Linux

7 ways to make sure someone doesn't steal your brilliant app idea

It’s been quite a while since the very first mobile app was developed. Yet, the prospects and idea of trying out a new app still excites users. This accounts for leading mobile app stores teeming with millions of apps and an overwhelming amount of app downloads every year.<p>This is a strong …

Alexa can control your TV with a Logitech Harmony. Here's how

I don't need the remote control. When I want to turn on the TV, pause a movie or change the volume, I can just say the magic words aloud.<p>It wasn't particularly easy to set up, and it didn't come free -- you'll need patience and one of a specific set of pricey Logitech Harmony universal remote …

10 of the best Windows 10 apps for 2016

After a few bumpy updates and a lot of spit and polish, Windows 10 has shaped up to be a pretty solid OS: fast, stable and delightful to use.<p>We’ve rounded up 10 great new and updated apps for 2016 that you can use to do things like enjoy your media collection, take notes, work on your photos and …

Wu-Tang Clan

12 Best Android Tweaks You Can Do Without Rooting Your Phone

Rooting our smartphone is the first thing that came to our mind when we plan to implement some <b>best Android tweaks and hacks</b>.<p><b>Rooting Android …

Sevenhugs launches Smart Remote to control TV, lights, music, and thermostat

The Internet of Things, or making everyday objects smart and connected, is giving us a lot of devices to control in our homes. So Sevenhugs is today announcing its Smart Remote that allows users to control any device by pointing the remote at it. The San Francisco-based company is also launching a …

Watch a semi-truck's engine explode through the top of its bonnet

Top tip: a sure fire (ha) sign you’ve overworked your engine is the eruption of smoke and flames as it explodes through your bonnet. And the sudden …

Sony RX100 V: World’s Quickest Focus, Fastest Shooting, and Most AF Points

Sony has just announced its latest Cyber-shot RX camera, and this one’s a doozy. The new Sony RX100 V boasts the world’s fastest AF speed, the …

Cameras

Pioneer's latest white-out turntable proves there's life after Technics

If you weren't one of the lucky few to snag the remodeled (and absurdly expensive) version of the coveted Technics SL-1200GAE DJ turntable before it sold out in 30 minutes, you'll soon have the chance to pick up a very cool consolation prize.<p>This week Pioneer announced the PLX-500 turntable that …

Audiophile

How-To: Install iOS 10 public beta on your eligible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch [Video]

As we reported earlier today, the iOS 10 public beta has been released for all interested in having an early hands-on look at iOS 10. Anyone can install the public beta, not just registered Apple developers. Accessing and installing the beta is a fairly straightforward process, but we’re here to …

Bang & Olufsen's H6 are my new benchmark for portable headphones

Credit where it's due: it was Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper and Overcast, that first alerted me to the existence of a second generation of B&O's already well liked and reviewed H6 headphones. He recently crowned this second gen "the new headphone king" of his portable headphones mega-review, …

Audiophile

Kanex MultiSync Aluminum Mac Keyboard: One Keyboard To Rule Them All

<b>Mac Users Choose Between Wireless or Full-Sized</b><p>Apple makes a nice full-sized keyboard for the Mac, but it’s a wired USB version. It also makes a Bluetooth keyboard that works with Mac and iOS devices, but that’s a compact model and pairs with one at a time.<p>What’s missing from Apple is a full-sized, …

Freebies

How to Take Better Photos with Your iPhone

If you’re completely new to taking pictures with an iPhone, here’s a 4-minute video that’ll help you hit the ground running. <i>MacRumors</i> put together a …

Jide’s Slick Remix OS Tweaks Android For PC-Style Productivity

A startup comprised of a trio of ex-Google engineers is doing something Google has roundly failed to do: make Android compelling on larger-screen devices like tablets and even PCs.<p>Jide Technology, which was founded in 2014 and raised $1.6 million on Kickstarter last summer with a pitch to build …

Mobile Devices

Review: Iberia Business Class A340 New York To Madrid

I was excited to finally sample Iberia’s longhaul business class product. I flew American’s business class between New York and Madrid just a few …

Audi RS6 vs Merc-AMG E63 S

This week we’re pitching two heavy payload workhorses against each other. And I can tell you how this one pans out: in the only area that matters, …

Delta Assist Saves the Day In-Flight, Books Me Business on LAX-SYD Flight

This was the second time that I tweeted Delta Assist while in-flight connecting to an international departure. Both times they were absolutely …

The BoomStick makes any wired headphones sound better

A $99 dongle for your ears<p>Most of us would like our music to sound better, even if we're not willing to do much about it. The only real solution — buying better headphones — costs money, and picking the right ones takes time and effort. That's why a new company called BoomCloud 360 created the …

5 Apps to Give Your Phone Extra Superpowers

If you’re wanting to go beyond the basic stuff everyone does with their phone—either by extending its capabilities or by taking more control over …

Balls of steel: Driver calmly dodges TOW missile headed straight for his pick-up (VIDEO)

A driver had a narrow escape and showed impressive calmness under pressure, when he dodged an incoming TOW missile. The person behind the wheel, …

Find the dead spots in your Wi-Fi network with NetSpot

I invested in two power line adapters earlier this year to extend the range of my Wi-Fi network at home. I put one in the kitchen and the other upstairs to increase the signal strength at the kitchen table and in the upstairs bedrooms. The adapters seem to be working, but with free Mac app NetSpot, …

Wi-Fi

Soothing Minimalist Black and White Photos

If you are in need of a calm moment during your busy day, we highly recommend taking a look at these soothing black and white photographs by Gavin Dunbar. The Edinburgh-based photographer focuses mainly on seascapes and minimalist subjects in these long-exposure images. He finds everyday objects, …

How to Use a Manual Lens

Manual lenses are becoming more popular as adapters make it easier to use whatever lens you like. But surprisingly, they also have the added benefit …

Snap is an app that solves the widget problem

Widgets have been around from the first days of Android, but they’ve always been just as problematic as they are convenient. Sure, they give you instant access to a variety of app features at the touch of a button, but they take up precious homescreen space and have a nasty habit of hogging memory …