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Hands-on: CalDigit TS3 Plus – the best Thunderbolt 3 dock for Mac? [Video]

There is no shortage of Thunderbolt 3-enabled docks for the Mac; nearly every popular Mac peripheral maker has one, and they all seem to have various strengths and weaknesses.<p>Recently, CalDigit, who has produced a number of Thunderbolt-3 Mac-centric docks of its own, launched its latest hardware, …

Microsoft releases its LinkedIn resume helper for Word

Microsoft is now ready to polish your job applications -- the company has released its LinkedIn-powered Resume Assistant for Office 365 subscribers. The AI-based helper sifts through LinkedIn profiles to find prominent examples of work experience and skill listings for your dream job, giving you …

Review: Living with Vitra’s Pacific Chair, Jony Ive’s choice for Apple Park

If I asked you to name a few common technology products, office chairs probably wouldn’t make the list. The act of sitting down is such a fundamental human activity that chairs are often overlooked entirely, and rarely thought of as technology. Yet, sitting has quietly become an art in itself. The …

Apple Park

This site makes browsing Netflix simple again

Tired of spending more time trying to find something to watch on Netflix than actually watching stuff? Flixable aims to fix that.<p>We've all been there. You sit down for movie night, open Netflix and start looking for something to watch. And you keep looking. And keep looking. And you look until you …

Entertainment

Office for Mac 16 Gains Real-Time Collaborative Editing and Other New Features

Office for Mac today received a major update, with Microsoft updating the software to version 16 and introducing new features for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.<p>In Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Microsoft is introducing real-time collaborative editing, allowing multiple people to work on the …

New Sequoia China investment values Australian design company Canva at $1 billion

Canva, the Australian provider of graphic design software as a service, has become the world’s latest unicorn with a new investment led by Sequoia China.<p>A $40 million dollar round gives the company its eye-popping new valuation, following a year of tremendous growth in 2017, where Canva reached …

Venture Capital

Amazon tracks everything you buy. Here's how to make that work for you.

View your history and get better recommendations.<p>Given all of the time we spend shopping on Amazon, the retailer picks up some major hints about our lives: Our hobbies, the phones and gaming consoles we own, our taste in books, the toys our kids play with, our garden equipment, and even our …

eCommerce

Adobe Scan Gains Automatic Document Detection, iOS 11 Files Support

Adobe Scan, Adobe's document scanning app, was today updated with new features that are designed to make it easier to locate and access scans of receipts, documents, and more.<p>With Adobe Sensei machine learning integration, Adobe Scan is now able to scan the photos in your camera roll to locate all …

Comparison: The best apps for identifying fonts with your iPhone

If you’re a designer, you’ll know that font selection can make or break the effectiveness of your work. Often times when I’m away from home I’ll see signs and ads with perfect type on them, and snap a photo for later. What you may not know is that your iPhone can automatically identify fonts for …

iPhone X setup shows Apple’s core brilliance

I used to think setting up a new iPhone was easy, but the iPhone X takes it to the next level.<p>On Friday, I got the new iPhone X and have been using it all weekend. The setup process was the easiest ever, and speaks to Apple’s constant drive to make things better.<p>Normally I set up a new I Phone “as …

Top 10 iPhone X Tips and Tricks: Reachability, Face ID, Screenshots and More

The iPhone X is the first new iPhone design Apple has introduced since 2014, and the most radical redesign since the iPhone first debuted in 2007.<p>With a revamped user interface and a slew of new features, there's a lot to get used to, and there are a bunch of hidden functions that aren't …

How to add a fast new SSD to your old Mac or MacBook for only $150

When I first wrote about using solid state drives (SSDs) to radically improve the performance of older Macs, high-capacity SSDs were just beginning to become affordable. Replacing a Mac’s 500GB or 1TB hard drive with a same-sized SSD required at least $250 back then, but the benefits were …

Need some legacy ports? OWC’s 13-port Thunderbolt 3 dock is shipping and even includes Firewire

After first being slated for availability in February earlier this year, OWC’s 13-port Thunderbolt 3 dock is now finally available for purchase.<p>Coming in at a reasonable $299, OWC’s dock gives Thunderbolt 3 users a wide array of connectivity options that might have been removed from Apple’s latest …

Readdle brings helpful 3rd party integrations to Spark email app

Popular macOS and iOS developer Readdle has today announced it is bringing custom third-party integrations to its Spark email app.<p>In a blog post, VP of Marketing, Denys Zhadanov shared “There is a complete disconnect between our inboxes and the task management tools we use. Not anymore.”<p>Among the …

Apple Publishes 6 How To Videos Covering new iOS 11 iPad Features

Apple has posted 6 informative videos covering the new iPad features on the way in iOS 11, which should see a public release in September.<p>The videos …

This teen's iOS app uses machine learning to deliver the dankest memes to your iPhone

Like memes? You’ll probably love 17-year-old Anushk Mittal’s new iOS app, Memeois. It brings you fresh memes from around the web and uses machine learning to tailor your feed to your taste.<p>You can scroll through an endless stream of memes and heart the ones you like to begin training the app. Over …

Machine Learning

iPhone audio trick goes viral

Social media users are going crazy about a little known iTunes trick that can let you jack up the volume on your audio.<p>It involves changing the equalisation setting while playing audio on your device. In sound recording and reproduction, equalisation is the process commonly used to alter the …

This Startup’s Tech Could Rewire Podcasts–And Make Alexa Way Smarter

Audioburst wants to finally index the audible internet, making online sounds not just searchable, but easier for voice assistants to work with.<p>For all the enthusiasm—not to mention dollar signs—buzzing around the art of podcasting over the last few years, it still suffers from one major flaw: The …

Google Assistant

Dropbox introduces new ‘mobile prompts’ for two-factor authentication

Dropbox today is rolling out an update to its mobile applications that makes the two-factor authentication process a bit easier. As an alternative to SMS verification and code generators, the Dropbox mobile applications can now act as a way of identity verification…<p>As the company lays out in a blog …

How to get Microsoft’s Outlook.com beta right now

Microsoft unveiled a new Outlook.com beta yesterday, complete with a refreshed search interface and plenty of GIFs. While the software giant is planning to roll this out in stages, it appears that not many people are seeing the opt-in “try the beta” toggle yet. If you’re still waiting, there’s …

Software

Bold & Justified: The Huge World of Typography

Coulor Lovers has done some etensive research on typography and has compiled it into their Bold & Justified: The Huge World of Typography …

The Best Times to Post to Social Networks

When you are promoting your product through social media platforms, you want to make sure you are setting yourself up for success. First Site Guide …

Infographics

The WhiteFox mechanical keyboard is a pricey but beautiful gadget

It will run you $169 on Kickstarter<p>Mechanical keyboards are a bit of a nostalgic luxury, echoing back to the days of punchy, clacky key switches and metal springs and a sound so crisp and loud you can hear it through the walls. These days, a nice mechanical keyboard typically runs you $100 or more, …

Color Management

Review: Elgato's $300 Thunderbolt 3 Dock Offers a Solid Set of Ports in a Slim Design

Over the past few months, I've taken a look at a number of Thunderbolt 3 docks that all hit the market around the same time, including models from OWC, CalDigit, Belkin, and Kensington. There's at least one more major player in the market, so today I'm sharing my thoughts on Elgato's $300 …

Nodus Italian leather iPhone cases 20% off: Shell or PortFolio for $57, more

Nodus is a British Apple gear accessory maker with a strong focus on quality materials and craftsmanship. Today, the company is offering 9to5Toys readers <b>20% off</b> just about all of its vegetable tan leather iPhone cases. Simply use code <b>9TO5TOYS</b> during checkout to knock 20% off your order. Very rarely …

New Bolt USB-C cable brings MagSafe functionality to all MacBook models

Apple’s decision to move completely to USB-C was met with mixed reactions following the unveil of the redesigned MacBook Pro models last year, with the removal of MagSafe charging a notable point of contention. We’ve seen a few third-party companies aim to bring magnetic charging, but they’ve …

1Password for iOS Updated With Auto Copy Feature to Make One-Time Passwords Easier to Use

AgileBits today updated 1Password for iOS, introducing a new auto copy feature that's going to make it a lot easier to use two-step authentication for various apps and services.<p>Whenever you use 1Password to sign into a service on your iPhone that features 1Password integration, the app will now …

Apps

Get any temporary tattoo in seconds with this printer

'Prinker' is a temporary tattoo printer that uses cosmetic grade ink to apply a design on to your skin in seconds. The company says the tattoo can …

Security Experts Wary as 1Password Subscriptions Push Users to Cloud-Based Vaults

Password manager app 1Password caused consternation in some quarters of the security community over the weekend when it emerged that the service's new subscription-based model will push users to adopt a cloud-based password storage system over locally stored password vaults.<p>Previously, 1Password …

Information Systems
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