Christopher Martin

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How to block spam calls on your iPhone

Don't know the number? Sick of telemarketers? Block 'em!SPAAAAAAAM, WONDERFUL SPAAAAAAM! Kidding — it's not wonderful. You're just sitting down to …

Apps

AdwareMedic for Mac becomes Malwarebytes for Mac

Short answer: Yes.<p>AdwareMedic by The Safe Mac eradicates common malware and adware infestations. The software works great: I've used it for a while …

Cybersecurity

Getting Started with Long Exposure Photography and ND Filters

Ever since moving to the Pacific Northwest, I definitely have had my fair share of photographing waterfalls. In fact, I became infatuated with …

How to cancel/stop Apple Music subscriptions from automatic renewal after free trial

Apple Music officially launched today in iOS 8.4 alongside an integrated radio service featuring the 24/7 live streaming station known as Beats 1. Everyone is getting a free three month trial, but once that ends, Apple will start charging the credit card on your Apple ID with either the $9.99/month …

Apple Music

The story of the invention that could revolutionize batteries—and maybe American manufacturing as well

The world has been clamoring for a super-battery.<p>Since about 2010, a critical mass of national leaders, policy professionals, scientists, entrepreneurs, thinkers and writers have all but demanded a transformation of the humble lithium-ion cell. Only batteries that can store a lot more energy for a …

Samsung’s T1 Portable SSDs are smaller than a business card, now on sale: 250GB $98, 500GB $198, 1TB $398

<b>Update (6/16 9:00am):</b> Lower prices available via Newegg when you enter coupon code <b>AFEXSSD15614</b>: 250GB <b>$89.99</b>, 500GB <b>$179.99</b>, 1TB <b>$359.99</b><p>Samsung announced its T1 portable SSD lineup earlier this year at CES. Its tiny size and impressive specs caught our attention, but with retail prices upwards of $500 …

The Best Mac Accessories and Upgrades

Over the past six months, I’ve published quite a few tutorials to help Mac users improve the performance of older computers, as well as some great guides to the best Mac accessories across a variety of categories. Today, I’m tying them all together in this handy, one-stop roundup of <b>the best Mac</b> …

MacBook Air

Five tips to speed up your Mac

The only place I like seeing a beach ball is at a beach or in a stadium during a baseball game or concert. The one place I least like to see a beach ball is on my aging MacBook Pro, where the spinning beach ball has become an altogether too familiar a sight. If your Mac has become frustratingly …

How to hack the new MacBook’s power chime onto the MacBook Air and Pro

You know how the iPhone and iPad plays a little chime when you plug it in? The new MacBook also does that. But sadly, the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro remain completely silent when they connect to juice — which can make it hard to tell when you’ve accidentally knocked the MagSafe loose.<p>If you’ve got …

MacBook Air

How To Make Your Virtual Machine Run Automatically in Parallels Desktop When You Boot Your Mac

- Jan 30, 2015<p>While many new Mac users find they have no need for a PC running Windows after making the move to a Mac, there are still a good many …

Operating Systems

7 Books That Will Violently Shift Your Perspectives

<b>Once in a while a book comes along that rocks your world so hard that you’re never quite the same after. Here are 7 of those books, ordered by how</b> …

The 20 Best iPhone Apps to Download Now

Just pick up a new phone? Starting out with a fresh install of iOS 8? Or simply have an afternoon to burn and want to download some toys? These are our must-have iPhone apps.<p>Just pick up a new phone? Starting out with a fresh install of iOS 8? Or simply have an afternoon to burn and want to …

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