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WordPress gets a Mac app alongside completely rebuilt, open-source WordPress.com

Today online publishing platform WordPress, which powers approximately 25% of websites on the Internet (this site included), is getting a major redesign with a completely rebuilt wordpress.com and the introduction of a new Mac app. We’ve been getting a taste of the improvements incrementally over …

How-To: Make your Mac run silent, cool and fast under OS X El Capitan

As expected, Apple’s release of OS X El Capitan for Macs was less about adding major new features than “refining the experience and improving performance” from Yosemite — in other words, under-the-hood optimizations to make any Mac run more reliably than before. Thanks to El Capitan, my older …

How to take professional looking photos with the iPhone 6s and a few bucks [video]

Fstoppers does a nice quick video tutorial on how to get professional looking photos from the already amazing shooter in the iPhone 6s. The only tools they used can be picked up at Amazon for a few bucks:<p>Black foam core ($11)<br>• White foam core ($9+$6 shipping)<br>• LED flashlight ($10)<br>• LED panel ($30)<p>Five …

The 25 hottest under-the-radar startups in America

We've compiled a list of 25 of the hottest startups in cities across the US, with a focus on companies growing in flyover states. To do so, we spoke with investors and members on the tech scene.<p>Though our list includes some big names, it also features fledgling startups, some of which you may not …

How to Set Up Apple Pay on Apple Watch

Apple restricted Apple Pay to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus due to the need for an NFC chip that's not included in older phones, which means Apple Pay has been limited to those with newer iPhones since it debuted in October of 2014.<p>One of the major perks of the Apple Watch is that it enables Apple Pay …

How to Use an Apple Music Song as Your Alarm

Getting up in the morning can sometimes be a challenge. And waking up to the blaring beep or buzz of an alarm can make it even worse.<p>If you use your iPhone as a wake up device in the mornings you can choose to wake up to your favorite song instead. Here’s how:<p>Open Apple Music and either find a song …

The 10 Words You Should Never Use In Your LinkedIn Profile

Sure, you may be motivated, passionate, and creative, but these buzzwords just make you sound like everyone else.<p>When you’re describing your experience and applying for a job do you let potential employers know that you’re motivated? Nice word—but everyone else uses it, too. “Motivated,” in fact, …

Employment

How to Capture High Quality Audio for Low Budget Films

You don’t have to sacrifice quality when capturing audio for low budget films. Find out how to record pro sound with this collection of educational …

How to shoot stunning 60 fps video with your iPhone 6

Clear, high definition video is all about a frame rate of 60 frames per second (fps).<p>Luckily, your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus can shoot in this high-speed format that will smooth out your videos as well as make the results of your slo-motion editing a much more watchable experience.<p>If you want to …

How to view more Health app data on the Apple Watch

With the HealthDash app, an alternative dashboard for Apple’s own Health app, Apple Watch users can view more health and fitness data points captured from Apple’s HealthKit platform, as well as a history of stats, right on their wrist.<p>Apple’s health and fitness experience is a somewhat fragmented …

How-To: Benchmark your Mac with these three free downloads

Over the course of writing guides to boosting Mac and hard drive speeds, I’ve discussed the incredible performance improvements Macs can get from simple upgrades — adding RAM, choosing a fast solid state drive (SSD) as an internal or external drive, and even running a simple disk optimizer tool. …

Bentley again uses iPhones to shoot latest ad, this time using iPhone 6/Plus

Luxury car-maker Bentley last year shot an ad for the Mulsanne (a mere $298,000 to you, Sir) on the iPhone 5s and iPad Air, and has this year upgraded to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Its new ad is for a driving jacket rather than a car, and it has again produced a behind-the-scenes video (below) …

Memories photo scanner brings your old photos into digital world

<i>This post is brought to you by IdeaSolutions, creator of Memories Photo Scanner.</i><p>Do you have a bunch of old photographs — you know, photos printed on paper — stored away in photo albums or yellowing in cupboards? Pictures you wish to see again and share instantly, the way you do with digital photos …

How-To: Safely shrink your Mac’s giant photo library, deleting duplicate images to save space

I’ve focused a lot over the last few months on helping readers to speed up and optimize Apple’s Macs — everything from adding RAM to recovering hard drive space and upgrading old hard drives to faster SSDs. Today’s How-To is focused on something very specific but with a lot of optimization …

How to calibrate Apple Watch to improve accuracy of calorie, distance, & other fitness data

Apple takes user submitted data for age, height, gender and weight to help it calculate the different data points it provides for workouts and activities, but there is also a way to calibrate Apple Watch to improve the accuracy of the data.<p>By initiating the calibration process, you can get more …

Woz says Apple would never hire him or Steve Jobs today

Steve Wozniak thinks he and co-founder Steve Jobs could never have found employment at the company they created together, had they been in their twenties in 2015.<p>“I look at the experience and education levels you need to get a job at Apple today and I think, ‘Well, Steve Jobs and I never could’ve …

15 Marketing Strategies That Inspire Strategic Thinkers | Inc.com

It takes a lot of time and effort to develop and maintain a marketing campaign that resonates with your intended audience. As a strategic thinker, however, the development of a marketing campaign takes even more consideration. After all, we're always searching for ways to gain the oh-so important …

Marketing

Best Photography Accessories for iPhone

SNAP! PRO All-In-One Set<p>There are five features that truly separate the SNAP! PRO from other basic iPhone photography cases and make the nearly $290 …

How-To: Choose the best external hard drive for your Mac (or iOS device!)

I feel old saying this, but having used computers since before external hard drives existed, I can say with certainty that buying a hard drive is easier today than it’s ever been before. For traditional drives, prices are low, options are numerous, and capacities are so high that your only choices …

LyfeLens dash cam pushes live video to your iPhone and doubles as a hotspot

With a series of built-in smart features, sensors and cloud support, on-top of your basic surveillance capabilities, LyfeLens is attempting to be much more than your typical in-car camera solution.<p>Head below for more details and a video of the system in action:<p>Affixed to the inside of your …

First Hollywood film edited with Final Cut Pro X hits theaters this week

It’s no secret that Final Cut Pro X, the overhauled follow up to Apple’s widely used video editing software, wasn’t exactly a hit with its users when the app was first released in 2011.<p>A comprehensive change in the way the software functioned and a lack of legacy features from the prior version …

Use your Apple TV as a full-fledged desktop browser with AirBrowser app

<i>This post is brought to you by IdeaSolutions, creator of AirBrowser.</i><p>Would you like to surf the web, watch streaming videos, read newspapers and do everything else you normally do on your Mac browser, in full screen on your TV? Pinch to zoom, swipe, bookmark pages — all using your iOS device as a …

Got an iPad and this app? You’ve got a second Mac screen

Ever since the iPad first came out, people have wanted to use their Apple tablets as a second computer monitor, but most of the software that makes …

How to view websites on your Mac that require Internet Explorer (or a PC)

Need to open up a website that requires Windows or Internet Explorer? Try this Safari tip instead!Once upon a time, the Mac and the Internet did not …

Software

Apple’s new ‘Change is in the Air’ ads show novel uses for the iPad Air 2

Apple released a new iPad Air 2 campaign during Sunday football today showcasing various unique physical and software applications for the iPad Air 2.<p>Featuring the song “Who Needs You” by The Orwells [iTunes Store, YouTube], the ad is a departure from last year’s iPad Air which were focused on a …

Advanced Lighting Tips That'll Help You Pull the Perfect Chroma Key

When working with green screen, lighting is everything. (Almost)<p>The basics of pulling off a good chroma key are pretty straightforward: light evenly, …

Tip of the Day: iBooks Automatically Inverts Colors for Low-Light Reading

When you're in bed reading a really compelling book, you don't always want to stop just because it's late and your spouse wants to go to sleep. That's when you need the low-light Night theme in iBooks. It means you can finish the chapter without the glare of the screen hurting your eyes 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 …

Use Mail Drop to send large Mail attachments in OS X Yosemite

Sending large attachments has always been a precarious activity when it comes to email. You just never know if your attachment will go through, and …

Yosemite's Continuity features: Handoff and the price of progress

Handoff features — stuff like being able to start a document on your iPad and continue on your Mac or vice versa — require a Mac of relatively recent …