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3 Tips to Make 1Password Even More Powerful

It’s no secret that AgileBits’ 1Password is pretty much my favorite thing since ever. It’s the one app that I recommend to all Mac users, and I’m …

Staples Begins Accepting Apple Pay in Retail Stores

As of today, popular office supply store Staples has begun accepting Apple's Apple Pay payments service in its retail stores across the United States, according to information shared with <i>MacRumors</i>.<p>Staples now offers its customers access to Apple Pay, a new service that will transform mobile …

'Masque attack': Don't panic but do pay attention

"Masque Attack" is the new name—given by security firm FireEye—to an old trick intended to fool you into installing malicious apps on your iPhone or …

OS X Yosemite How-to: Enable Dark Mode

New in OS X Yosemite is Dark Mode. Dark Mode allows for further customization of the appearance of the Mac. When enabling Dark Mode, it turns the translucent dock and menu bar from light grey and switches it to black. In this how-to I will discuss how to enable Dark Mode, the limitations of Dark …

This Amazon Echo hates your family

"I'm a talking cylinder. I exist only for companionship and utility. My existence is utterly meaningless"<p>Amazon yesterday surprised everyone by announcing Echo, a cylindrical speaker that can respond to your voice commands and sometimes provide information. The accompanying video showed a happy, …

How to use Mail Drop and Markup to send large emails in OS X Yosemite

Tips<p>With OS X Yosemite, Apple introduced a host of useful features for creating and sending emails, including Mail Drop and Markup, which allows …

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That's Apple — Matthew Palmer

Last week’s keynote wasn’t particularly memorable, but there’s one thing that blew me away.<p>Take a look at this scene from the video that introduced …

Tips for getting the most out of OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite packs a lot of new features inside a cleaner, flatter interface on the Mac. It’s a big upgrade, and there’s a lot to take in at first glance.<p>Whether you’re a Mac novice or a seasoned expert, there’s plenty to explore in the latest version of OS X. Wondering how to get started? Here …

Apple Posts ‘Introducing iMac with Retina 5K Display’ Video with Dan Riccio

Apple has posted the video "Introducing iMac with Retina 5K Display" to YouTube. Hosted by Dan Riccio, Apple's Senior Vice President of Hardware …

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Pixelmator Launching Full-Fledged Image Editing App for iPad Later This Year

Pixelmator today announced that it will be bringing a full-fledged version of its popular image editing app to the iPad, first showing it off at Apple's special media event earlier today and giving more details on its blog.<p>Like the Mac version, Pixelmator for iPad is a layer-based image editor that …

iWork gets Yosemite compatiblity, available free starting today

Announced at the iPad/Mac event today, to go right along with the public release of Yosemite, Apple will also be releasing a new version of iWork as …

How to manage group messages in OS X Yosemite

How to mute, leave, and name iMessage conversations in OS X Yosemite<p>Up until Yosemite's release, there's been no easy way to extricate yourself from …

iPad Air 2 comes with new Apple SIM card for switching carriers at will

We are still discovering things about the newly revealed Apple iPad Air 2 that the company didn't talk about during their press event today. One of …

KeyCue is ready for Mac OS X Yosemite

How to capture contact and calendar info automatically in Mail for iOS 8

If you have multiple events in one email, you can just repeat the process for each one you want to add. Unfortunately there isn't currently an option …

Apple Publishes iOS Security Guide with Apple Pay Details

Apple has published a 48 page PDF entitled "iOS Security," dated October 2014. Not only does it have a broad overview of iOS security in general, but …

iOS 8: Using the “Quick Website Search” Feature

If you’re running iOS 7 or earlier and you want to search <i>within</i> a site instead of <i>for</i> a site, you’ve got a couple of options. First, you could go to …

How to use iTunes Wi-Fi Sync with iPhone and iPad

You can set up iTunes so that your iPhone and iPad sync via Wi-Fi. Then, so long as you're on the same network, your tunes, movies, TV shows, and …

Note to Self: It’s the Storage Space, Stupid

Last night I speculated that the slow uptake of iOS 8 was about people not trusting Apple with iOS software updates — too many bugs, and too many …

Beginner's guide: How to set up and start using your new iPhone

Whether you just bought the brand new iPhone X, the iPhone 8, or an older version of Apple's flagship phone, there are a few steps you have to take …

AppDelete is ready for Mac OS X Yosemite

Apple outlines Apple Pay, NFC operation in comprehensive patent filing

For a major mobile payment platform on the verge of launch, not much is known about the nuts and bolts behind Apple Pay. A new patent application …

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How to save money and time with iOS 8’s Family Sharing feature

iOS 8’s new Family Sharing feature makes it easier than ever for your entire family to share purchases on iTunes, iBooks and the App Store.<p>Family Sharing is about more than just sneaking copies of apps off your siblings’ accounts, though: It can bring harmony to your entire digital life by sharing …

A Comprehensive Outline of the Security Behind Apple Pay

Apple has described its new Apple Pay payments service, which is designed to be the first step towards the company's goal of replacing the wallet, as "easy, secure, and private." Apple Pay includes several different features that offer customers much greater security than a traditional credit card, …

Apps disappeared after restoring a backup to your iPhone 6s? Here's the fix!

iCloud, iTunes, and App Thinning<p>Once upon a time—before the era of iCloud and Wi-Fi Sync—you backed up your iPhone to your computer via iTunes. All …

How to add a Gmail or Google apps account to your iPhone or iPad using an app-specific password

Your Gmail or Google Apps account should now start functioning normally again and not output password errors any longer. If you set up your account …

iOS 8: Requesting the Desktop Version of Websites

Under Safari in iOS 8, we’ve got a wonderful new option that I’ve already forgotten how I lived without. This feature will let you request the …