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Make Your Mac Even More Secure With A Firmware Password [OS X Tips]

You probably have a regular login password for your Mac, which you type in when installing software or maybe even when you deactivate the screensaver. It’s fairly secure, but there are indeed ways around it.<p>If a malicious person with physical access to your Mac wants to get at your data, they can …

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How To Access Over 40 Gorgeous Secret Wallpapers In OS X Mavericks

Apple is well known for bundling great wallpapers with OS X, and Mavericks comes with many fantastic wallpapers built in – but did you know that …

Internet Archive puts classic 70s and 80s games online

<b>Classic video games from the 1970s and 1980s have been put online by the Internet Archive and can be played within a web browser for nothing.</b><p>The collection has launched with games from five early home consoles, including the Atari 2600 and Colecovision.<p>The games do not have sound, but will soon, …

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How-to: Take advantage of Zoom and Large Text in OS X Mavericks

OS X Mavericks has numerous features and settings that make text and images more visible. In this article, I will discuss many options and methods to take advantage of those features in different ways. In pointing out many different ways, I hope to help you find a method that will be a good fit for …

How to spend your iTunes credit this holiday season — the best apps and games for iPhone and iPad

Whether you are just unwrapping a new iPhone or iPad or have received stacks of iTunes gift cards this holiday season, you are undoubtedly on the hunt for the best apps to fill up your shiny iOS devices. Read on for my recommendations of the best apps and games for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for …

Essential apps for decking out your new Mac — the best software and utilities

If you’ve been fortunate enough to unwrap a new Mac over the holidays or need help deciding how to use those iTunes gift cards, I’ve collected some of my favorite apps and utilities for taking your Mac to the next level.<p>Pixelmator<p>Pixelmator is one of my favorite Mac apps. For someone interested in …

How To Control Automatic Updates in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Let’s face it, not having to worry about checking for app and operating system updates is great. So, with that thought in mind Apple ported iOS 7’s …

How To Manage Files From the Title Bar of OS X Mavericks Apps

While OS X Mountain Lion brought us the ability to rename files from the title bar in Finder and other apps, OS X Mavericks expands on this feature …

How To Setup Facebook Chat in Messages or iChat on Your Mac

It seems like everyone is on a different messaging platform these days. While all iOS owners probably use iMessage in some form or another, all those …

Developer ports iOS core to non-Apple hardware in on-going open source project

Software developer Winocm has managed to port the core elements of Apple’s iOS operating system to non-Apple devices. This core is known as the “XNU Kernel” and this is what Apple developed over a decade ago to create the foundation of OS X (and later, iOS). As can be seen in the image above from …

Incipio announces waterproof, Touch ID-compatible Atlas ID case

Incipio announced an updated version of its Atlas iPhone case today. The new case, dubbed “Atlas ID,” provides the same level of dirt, dust, drop, and water protection as the previous Atlas case for iPhone 5, but now supports the use of the Touch ID sensor built into the home button of the newer …

Weekend Funnies: Alternative Mac Pro Ads

With the announcement of the new Mac Pro at Apple’s WWDC 2013 on Monday, the warped minds on the Internet went into overdrive. Thank God! Here are …

Apple to Unveil New iMacs, Retina MacBook Pros, and More During Fall iPhone & iPad Event | MacTrast

While Apple certainly didn’t exclude Macs from their WWDC announcements, with the unveiling of a gorgeous new Mac Pro and lightning-fast MacBook Air …

How to Use a PlayStation 3 Controller to Play Games On Your Mac

Gaming on the Mac can be a rewarding experience, but there aren’t a great deal of Mac game controllers available (especially that you know you can …

Top iPad apps gone free

If you are looking for some exciting apps, and you want to take advantage of some great price reductions, then check out our list of the best iPad …

Fusion drive promises to propel astronauts to Mars in only a month

One of the biggest challenges in exploring our solar system is the vast distances that astronauts have to traverse. Researchers at the University of …

EVGA Announces GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition Graphics Card for Mac Pro

Just two weeks after Sapphire introduced the Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition graphics card for the Mac Pro, EVGA today announced the launch of its GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition. Based on the popular year-old card for PCs, the new GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition carries 2 GB of GDDR5 memory and adds another …

Intel Announces Next Version of Thunderbolt With 20Gbps Throughput Coming in 2014

<i>Engadget</i> reports that Intel has announced the next generation of Thunderbolt, promising throughput of 20 Gbps in each direction -- twice as fast as the current protocol, allowing simultaneous 4K video file transfer and display<p>The new generation of Thunderbolt, code-named 'Falcon Ridge', will be …

Echo 15+ Thunderbolt 2 Dock | Sonnet

Connect to Your Peripherals<br>with a Single Cable<p>Sonnet's Echo 15+ Thunderbolt 2 Dock enables you to connect any Mac® with a Thunderbolt port to your …