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How to make iOS 11 share JPGs instead of HEIC photos

iMazing, the folks behind the iMazing iPhone management app for the Mac, has come up with a new tool to convert HEIC images to JPGs. Most people will not need this, but in case you do, <i>iMazing HEIC Converter</i> is both free, and handy to have around.<p>iMazing HEIC Converter<p>In iOS 11, the iPhone camera …

Seamlessly download and copy YouTube videos to iPad

If you ever need to get a video off YouTube and onto your iPad or iPhone, then Softorino’s YouTube Converter 3 should be an insta-buy. It’s a $20 Mac app that grabs YouTube videos, converts them to a Mac- or iOS-friendly format, and then sends those videos wirelessly to your device. I’ve tried it …

How to pick the perfect frame on iPhone Live Photos

The iPhone’s Live Photos feature is one of the funnest innovations Apple’s brought to photography. There’s just one annoying problem with the moving pictures: you can’t choose which frame it uses for the final image.<p>Thanks to a third-party app there’s finally a way to do just that, making Live …

5 Creative Tools Used Every Day By Google, IDEO, and Other Top Innovation Firms

Want to stay competitive in today's environment? Take a cue from some of the best.<p>In business today, creativity is required of people more than ever to stay competitive and profitable in a world that's becoming more complicated by the day. From pivoting into new products, to developing new ways to …

Secure your data and online activity with NordVPN plus more cybersecurity deals [Deals]

Internet security has recently been a topic of much discussion, and for good reason. There have been numerous cases in the last year where hackers have caused huge problems for individuals and major corporations all over the western world that robbed people of their privacy and corporations of …

Best places to score deals on the iPhone, iPad or MacBook Air

Scoring a sweet deal on an iPhone directly from Apple is nearly impossible. Luck for us, a bunch of Cupertino’s retail partners aren’t afraid to cut some dinero off its price-tag to try to get you in the store. But which store is best for Apple deals?<p>To locate the top places to get deals on Apple …

MacBook Air

Analyze & Troubleshoot Your Wi-Fi Network w/ NetSpot Pro | Cult of Mac Deals

• Reach maximum Wi-Fi efficiency<br>• Easily assure that hotspots are placed correctly & radio channels are assigned properly<br>• Visualize your wireless network w/ maps so you can see where to best increase connection strength<br>• Point your location on the map to starts collecting Wi-Fi data around you<br>• See dead …

Wi-Fi

Heard it through the grape vine: Personal wine assistant app gets sparkling update

Like Scarlett Johansson’s phone number, wine is something I’d like to know a bit more about. It’s good to hear, then, that popular wine assistant app Hello Vino (great name!) has just been given a sparkling update in time for spring.<p>The update adds support for a massive 140,000 store and restaurant …

In-App Purchases

How to Clear Your Mind in 15 Minutes

Are you having a crazy, distracting day? Here is a 15-minute approach to clearing the mind and regaining focus.<p>Some days just get out of hand. The workload is heavy, and still the emails and calls flood in. The pace can seem frenetic, and the constant interruptions not only disrupt your actions but …

Castello Davarg’s Heming Leather iPad Case Is So Hot Right Now

Castello Davarg’s latest hot leather case is the Heming for iPad, an upgraded, redesigned version of its excellent iPhone case. It comes in iPad mini and iPad Air flavors, and is surprisingly full-featured for what looks at fist glance like a plain folio sleeve.<p>The cases, hand-stitched in Texas, …

IPad Air

Secure Your Mac Against Cyber Threats With ESET | Cult of Mac Deals

<b>Description</b><p>THE GOODS<p>ESET Cyber Security Pro fortifies your Mac’s built-in defenses, protecting against Mac and Windows-based threats, hackers and other attacks all while shielding your kids from inappropriate web content.<p>WHY WE LOVE IT<p>Developed by ESET – pioneers of antivirus security with more …

Mural.ly, A Flexible Corkboard App With Evernote Integration

Mural.ly is a mood-board app, or white-board app, or cork-board app, or whatever you want to call it, and it works in the browser and as an iOS app. I’ve been testing it out (briefly) and so far it’s pretty great. It even lets you access your Evernote notes and drop them into a “mural.”<p>The …

Apps

10 Great iPad Cases to Buy in 2017

When Steve Jobs first announced the iPad in 2010, he described it as a device between a smartphone and computer — a perfect middle-ground with the …

1 Weekly Habit That Will Push You to Peak Performance

In 15 minutes a week, you can get closer to your optimal work life.<p>Most of us have the desire to be high-performing. The alternative is boredom and less personal pride. Entrepreneurs especially, with their names on the sign, aim high.<p>In the sports world, athletes create rituals and regulate how …

Entrepreneurship

Skip the Run

10 Things You Didn't Know Dropbox Could Do

10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Dropbox<p>1. "Favorite" Files for Offline Reading<p>2. Use Dropbox as Your Default Documents Folder<p>3. Email …

The Complete Guide to LinkedIn Etiquette

LinkedIn has developed a killer resource of 225 million users, one you absolutely should take advantage of when it comes to your career. But you'll …

Get Hours Of Force-Filled Fun With The Star Wars Jedi Knight Gaming Pack [Deals]

If you’ve always wanted to immerse yourself as a Jedi in the Star Wars universe, then this Cult of Mac Deals offer is poised to deliver The Force your way. In these two epic intergalactic adventures – Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy and Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast – you’ll get the …

Last Chance! Stay Safe On Public Wi-Fi With Cloak [Deals]

You might not know this, but when you’re on public Wi-Fi – at coffee shops, airports, hotels, or conferences – anybody can see what you’re doing online. If you visit sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Amazon.com, and thousands of others, your privacy may be at risk.<p>How do you protect yourself? …

Wi-Fi

10 Tips for a Highly Memorable Presentation

If your audience doesn't remember you once you've finished, what's the point? Here are some easy ways to rock the stage.<p>Most people suck at presenting to big groups. It's a shame because the ability to nail these presentations at key conferences can be once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to influence …

Try These! 12 Top iOS Games For Non-Gamers

<i>Note: This article originally appeared in the Cult of Mac Newsstand issue, Game On!. Grab yourself a copy or subscribe today.</i><p>It still surprises me when someone says, “I don’t play video games.”<p>Games are a touchstone of cultural relevance these days. With the advent of the iOS platform, with its …

Board Games

Last Chance! Take Keynote & PowerPoint To New Heights With Slidevana [Deals]

I’ve done my share of presentations over the years, and nothing really beats Keynote when it comes to assembling a quality slidedeck. When done right, the look and feel of a presentation done in Keynote can really elevate the overall impact of what you’re saying. Sure, using tactics that are …

Public Speaking

Fix Apple’s Broken EarPod Design With This $10 Accessory

Apple’s earbud redesign year was a contentious thing. I thought the new EarPods sounded as crummy as the old ones, but unlike the old ones, at least they weren’t like shoving pieces of glass into your cochleas. On the other hand, our supreme commander, Leander, thought they sounded as good as $150 …

Headphones

The Lioncase Pocket Shield: Thin, Light And Pretty Damn Classy [Review]

The hallmark of a Lioncase case is that it weighs almost nothing<p>The Lady has gone through two Lion cases, and both died the same way – the plastic corners cracked and split

The Tile Finally Gets Device Tagging-And-Tracking Right

There are tons of iPhone-detectable device trackers, widgets that let you find your lost items using an app. But the Tile might just be the first one to get it all right. It will let you find things you lost down the back of the sofa, but it also has some other killer features.<p>Tile is a tiny …

Widgets

PDF Converter For Mac By Nuance | Cult of Mac Deals

<b>Description</b><p>An Ultimate PDF Editor For Your Mac!<p>Nuance PDF Converter for Mac features industry-standard PDF viewing, editing, and security. Additional features include scanning paper documents to PDF, drag-and-drop document assembly, conversion of static PDF forms into fillable PDF forms and opening …

Software

Four Tricks To Master The Dock On Your OS X Mac [Feature]

The Dock is one of those things that we all use on our Macs, but may not really do much more than swap out applications and use whatever Stacks were put there when we got the darn Mac.<p>However, if you really want to get the most out of your Mac, you might as well learn how to do a bit more with the …

Five Tricky, Advanced Ways To Save Space On Your Mac Hard Drive [Feature]

Saving space on your Mac’s hard drive is more important than ever, especially if you use one with a faster but smaller solid state drive in it, like my Macbook Air. Being able to manage your space wisely is the key here, and once you’ve done the obvious things, like pare down your Applications …

iCarrier Portable Charger Keeps Your iPhone Going, And Going, And Going [Review]

Travelers, campers, heavy users, and those who spend a lot of time away from outlets know when you rely on your iPhone for work or play, it’s not making it through the day without at least one partial recharge. Especially with all the hip Vining and Instagramming we’re all do these days.<p><b>iCarrier</b> …

Amazon Cloud Drive Photos For iOS Launches In The App Store

If you’re looking for a new solution to back up your iPhone’s photos to the cloud and access them on other devices, Amazon has a new solution for you. The company just launched it’s new iOS app, Amazon Cloud Drive Photos, that lets you upload your photos to Cloud Drive.<p>The app works on iPad or …

App Store