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How to build a business empire with Instagram

What does it take to succeed online? Shouldn’t real-world influence transfer into the digital world? The introduction of computers and smartphones has changed the business world and yet many still do not understand how new digital platforms fit into the business realm. These platforms are a new …

tvOS Adds Dark Mode, Siri Enhancements, and More

The fourth generation Apple TV was introduced almost exactly one year ago. Since then, Apple has continued to incrementally improve tvOS, the iOS-based operating system that controls the Apple TV. With the release of tvOS 10 today, Apple has extended the capabilities of features like Siri, added …

Smart TV

8 easy ways to speed up your Mac

We all know a Mac is the best computer. It’s the most reliable, the least fuss and usually the most snappy. But, as with all computers, the trusty Macintosh can also become sluggish after a while.<p>In today’s <i>Cult of Mac</i> video, we’re going to show you eight easy, useful tips to speed up your Mac.<p>Speed …

The Calorie Calculator - How Many Calories Do You Need?

<b>A.</b> Take your weight (in pounds) and multiply it by 11: _____. This is the amount of calories your body burn to stay alive.<p><b>B.</b> Multiply the value you …

Fitness

How-To: Backup and restore SMS and iMessages on a clean iOS install

Have you noticed that virtually every aspect of the personal information on our iPhones can be restored individually via iCloud? Things like photos, mail, contacts, calendars, Safari bookmarks, and notes can all be individually recovered on a fresh install of iOS.<p>The one thing that sticks out like …

Transmission Infected with KeRanger Ransomware

It was discovered this weekend that popular BitTorrent client Transmission was infected with what is believed to be the first fully functional ransomware on OS X. Palo Alto Networks discovered the infection and report that attackers infected two installers of version 2.90 of Transmission's Mac app …

Ransomware

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New Apple TV: Tips, Tricks, Siri Remote Shortcuts and Useful Settings

The new Apple TV launched on Friday in several countries around the world, giving early adopters a chance to try out the fourth-generation device for a few days now. The consensus opinion is that the new Apple TV is a worthwhile upgrade, particularly because of new features such as the App Store, …

OS X 10.11 El Capitan: The MacStories Review

In 2013 Apple left behind the decade old big cat naming scheme for major releases of its flagship desktop operating system. It set its sights instead on inspirational places in California. Beginning with Mavericks, a California surfing spot, OS X then moved on to Yosemite, the beloved national …

Operating Systems

Watch: Tikanui Smith's Polynesian Garden | SURFER

Tikanui Smith is 24 years old, a Tahiti local, and part of the rising crop that is coming out of the heavy Polynesian lineups. You might not …

Black Holes: Facts, Theory & Definition

Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong …

Black Holes

Strike Mission: Teahupoo

The recent mega south swell that blasted through the Pacific did so with daunting power. You remember Puerto Escondido and The Wedge going off, but …

Big Wave Surfing

Having issues with app permission popups in iOS 8? Here's the fix!

After you do this, all location and privacy permissions will be reset. You'll have to re-authorize everything again the first time you launch an app …

Review: The Veil from Caudabe is a case that will keep your iPhone 6/Plus thin and protected (Video)

I’m always looking for the best possible case for my needs. I’m not the type of person that requires a bulky case with a lot of drop protection, but it’s nice to have something there to protect against scratches and small dings. The only option I’ve had in the past is to use a skin. It’s not always …

What Photographers Need to Know About iOS 8.1 and Yosemite – MacStories

The new OS X and iOS jive better now than ever before. Both platforms are packed with new features and I’ve only touched on the aspects that are especially significant for photographers. I’m personally most excited about iCloud’s ability to give us access to our image archive at all times and …

OS X

Apple Said to Be Stopping Use of TLC NAND Flash in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus After Reported Issues

Apple will switch from using TLC (triple-level cell) NAND flash to MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus after users have experienced crashing and boot loop issues with the higher capacity versions of both devices, reports <i>BusinessKorea</i>.<p>Sources have told the paper that …

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 …

How to Enable Text Message Forwarding and Answer Phone Calls on Your Mac

With the release of OS X Yosemite, Apple has included a new set of "Continuity" features that connect iOS devices and the Mac in a number of ways. Most notably, Continuity allows users to <b>place and answer calls with their Macs and iPads that are forwarded through the iPhone</b>.<p>Similarly, <b>Macs and iPads</b> …

Owners of 128 GB iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Models Reporting Crashing and Boot Loop Issues

A number of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners have been reporting an issue with the device that causes it to crash and remain stuck in a boot loop following a restart. The issue appears to primarily affect 128 GB models, particularly those with larger app libraries, and some suggest it may be a hardware …

How to Use AirDrop to Share Files Between Macs and iOS Devices

Apple's <b>AirDrop</b> file-sharing feature debuted with the release of OS X Lion and allowed users to transfer files from one Mac to another without using email or an external storage device. The feature made its way to iOS devices with the release of iOS 7, and offered a simple way for users to share …

More tips and tricks for mastering OS X Yosemite

Whether you’re a Mac novice or a seasoned veteran, there are a ton of tips and ticks out there for mastering OS X Yosemite. In Part 2 of our Yosemite tip series, we gather more of the very best.<p>Quickly switch to dark mode<p>Instead of having to poke around System Preferences, you can quickly toggle …

Operating Systems

iOS 8: Tips, Tricks, and Details – MacStories

iOS 8 is, by any measure, a big update. A lot of it is refinement to last year's drastic design overhaul, but there are also a lot of notable new features. Sitting amongst those refinements and big new features are little nuggets of delight in which Apple has designed or implemented something …

Apps

Capture stunning aerial HD video with the DJI Phantom FC40 [Deals]

Most of us take videos from time to time. You know, the kind of videos that are taken from boring, ground based, vantage points. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have the freedom to take high definition videos from any angle or elevation?<p>Meet the DJI Phantom FC40 drone. Using its on-board Smart …

The iOS 7 Developer Bundle: 9 Online Courses To Build Your Dream App | Cult of Mac Deals

<b>Learning To Program In Objective C & Xcode For iOS 7</b><p>Learn Essential Programming Languages For Both iOS Devices & Mac OS X Systems<p>PROGRAM BOTH MOBILE & MAC SYSTEMS<p>In this Objective-C programming training course, you will learn how to <b>leverage the technologies that Objective-C, Xcode and Apple</b> …

3 protein bars you can easily make at home

You would never chase a workout with a Snickers—not if you're smart, at least.<p>But if you scan the ingredients of the chocolate–peanut butter protein …

Nutrition

Get six-pack abs with this 10-minute workout to burn fat

Apart from following a diet made up exclusively of pizza and beer, the worst mistake a man can make when training for abs is clinging to the same old …

Hail HAL 9000: An orchestra of drones plays the 'Space Odyssey' theme

KMel's flying robots have pretty freaky abilities, but luckily they seem more interested in show-biz than terrorizing humanity. Though they've already done a crude James Bond number, this time they're rocking more instruments and playing challenging pieces like <i>Also Sprach Zarathustra</i> (aka the …

The Top 30 Muscle-building Foods

Ready to build some serious muscle? You’d better be ready to eat like it.<p>All the squats and bench presses in the universe won’t get you very far …

Nutrition

So where's the 5-inch iPhone?

Rumors of a bigger iPhone, though not as persistent as rumors of a less-expensive iPhone, have persisted for a couple of years now. While rumors of …