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This cheap Squarespace alternative will help you build a slick website

Many people believe that building a website requires shelling out a ton of cash and hiring a team of professionals to do the legwork, but there are …

Web Design

The easiest way to copy an iPhone photo album to your PC

It was a pretty typical weekend project: My daughter's graduation party was coming up, so I wanted to put together a photo slideshow. Of course, like most parents, my wife and I had years' worth of photos trapped on our iPhones. How could we quickly and easily move them to a laptop and into a …

App Store

Here’s almost every wallpaper Apple has ever made for Mac and iOS

Do you want a blast of Apple nostalgia which takes you back to an earlier time in macOS or iOS history, but don’t want to go as far as actually using older hardware? If so, then you’re in for a treat, thanks to a new archive of classic Apple wallpapers which just popped up online.<p>Dating back to the …

iOS

Mac: How to get the official Apple user guide for free

Whether you’re new to Mac, or just enjoy having the official user guide from Apple as a reference, having it on hand can be useful for yourself in addition to helping others.<p>Apple makes the official user guides for its devices available for free in digital formats. You can find physical copies from …

iOS

Airmail: An Elegant, Customizable Email Client for Mac and iOS [Sponsor]

Airmail is the 2017 Apple Design Award-winning email client from Bloop for the Mac and iOS that marries elegant design with rich, customizable features that tame your inbox.<p>Everyone approaches email a little differently. For some people, their inbox is a sort of task manager. For others, keeping …

Apps

Review: TaoTronics' $70 headphones deliver decent entry level noise-cancelling performance

The lower end of the audio market is extremely crowded, as a legion of anonymous Chinese brands pump out near-identical headsets by the thousands, and flog them on marketplaces like Amazon.<p>TaoTronics isn’t one of them. It belongs to the same company that owns RavPower (who make fairly solid …

Headphones

Verizon makes its expensive plans cheaper for U.S. military

• Verizon announced military discounts for its unlimited plans.<br>• Military families can also get a $200 prepaid card for a limited time.<p>Verizon announced a new promotion that offers several discounts for U.S. military members and their families. We are sure this has absolutely nothing to do with …

This MacBook Air deal is as cheap as new Apple laptops come

Live the dongle-free life<p>Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.<p>B&H has a MacBook Air deal that is about as good (and cheap) as you …

Apple launches new privacy portal, users can download a copy of everything Apple knows about them

Apple has today launched its new Data and Privacy website, allowing Apple users to download everything that Apple personally associates with your account, from Apple ID info, App Store activity, AppleCare history to data stored in iCloud like photos and documents. This is currently only available …

How to Set Up a System-Wide Word Count Service on Your Mac

In this article, we're going to show you how to create a system-wide service that enables you to get an immediate word count and character count in TextEdit, Safari, Mail, or indeed any app on your Mac that lets you highlight text. It offers a handy home-made solution if you often find yourself …

How To Tell if Your iPhone Was Originally Purchased New, Refurbished, Replacement, or (Fancy!) Personalized

- May 11, 2018<p>If you’re buying a used iPhone, or need to have your iPhone repaired, or maybe it’s just a particularly boring weekend, you may wonder …

How to record Apple TV on your Mac, wirelessly

Today we’re going to learn how to record a movie that’s playing on your Apple TV direct to your Mac, with no wires required, no weird hacks, and not even any third-party software. The tools are all built into every Mac that ships. To record a movie off the “screen” of your Apple TV, you’re going to …

Smart TV

How to remove your Facebook data from macOS

Whether you’re planning on keeping your Facebook account, are debating deleting it, or already have, you may have Facebook data stored on your Mac. Here’s how to remove it from macOS.<p>macOS allows users to log in to social media accounts at the system level, offering the option to easily post …

Social Media

How to Hide and Remove System Preference Panes in macOS

In macOS, the System Preferences app located in the Applications folder is where you can adjust various settings to customize your Mac. Most system preference panes are native to macOS and cannot be removed – although they can be hidden. In this article, we'll show you how it's done.<p>Occasionally, …

How to stop Facebook tracking your location

Your iPhone probably knows more about you than your husband or wife. It knows what websites you visit, and who’s in your VIP contact list. It knows your credit card numbers, and it knows what apps you like to read with your morning coffee. And it also knows where you are, at all times, and even …

Apple Launching Pilot Program Allowing Repairs of Soon-to-Be Vintage Mid 2011 iMac in United States

Apple today internally announced it is launching a new pilot program that will permit Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers to continue offering repair service for 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac models released in mid 2011, despite the fact they will be classified as vintage starting next …

Use these smart Apple Music playlists to find old forgotten favorites

Apple Music is great, but sometimes swiping and tapping around on your iPhone to find the right track is the opposite of great. That’s where Smart Playlists come in. These playlists automatically update themselves, based on criteria you choose, so you can quickly listen to, say, all the songs you …

Smart lock buying guide

The deadbolt installed on your front door right now likely serves its purpose. It locks, it unlocks -- and it does what it can to keep out any unwanted guests. That's probably enough.<p>Smart locks won't necessarily make your home any safer, but they will allow for more control -- so that you can lock …

Home Automation

Here's the trick to add an AirDrop folder to your Mac's Dock

AirDrop is the fastest and easiest way to shuttle files and photos between iPhones ($1,000 at Cricket Wireless) and Macs. I use it to send screenshots from my iPhone to my Mac. I use it less frequently to send files from my Mac to my iPhone or another Mac, and each time I do, I dig around for it …

How to use iCloud Keychain: The guide

Apple’s password manager for Macs, iPhones and iPads, iCloud Keychain is designed to keep passwords, credit card details, Wi-Fi logins and lots of …

OS X

Samsung and Roku Smart TVs Vulnerable to Hacking, Consumer Reports Finds

Consumer Reports has found that millions of smart TVs can be controlled by hackers exploiting easy-to-find security flaws.<p>The problems affect Samsung …

Televisions

Edward Snowden's new app turns your old Android device into a stealthy security monitor

If you happen to have an old Android device lying around and a reason to worry about people messing with your business, Edward Snowden has an app for …

Android News

30 free macOS apps every Mac user should have

Powerful Mac apps that won't break the bankThere’s something of a misconception when it comes to the Mac. While powerful tools like Photoshop or …

Apps

This free iOS 11 stuck recovery app can save you a trip to the Genius Bar

<i>This post is brought to you by Tenorshare, maker of ReiBoot.</i><p>When your iOS device fails to start up, you’ve got choices. You could sit around weeping like a little baby. Or you could schlep it to the nearest Genius Bar. Or you could make the smart move: You could try to fix it yourself with free iOS …

Transforming Optimus Prime is the greatest battery pack ever created

Every damn company under the sun makes a battery pack to charge up your phone, tablet, smartwatch, or whatever you need juiced up. But nobody's …

How to share your iCloud storage plan with family members

In iOS 11, you can share your iCloud storage with family members. This is a big deal, thanks to the new supersize iCloud plans, which make it a lot cheaper to buy a single 2TB plan and share it among all your family members.<p>With all that storage available, you can keep a huge iCloud Photo Library, …

How to create a bootable macOS High Sierra installer drive

Apple distributes macOS High Sierra through the App Store. You need an internet connection, and the download will be over 5GB, so it’ll take a few …

Operating Systems

Hard drive and SSD status monitor utility SMART Alec coming from OWC for macOS in July

Long-time Mac upgrade vendor OWC will soon launch SMART Alec, a utility to keep an eye on the health reporting data from SSDs, hard drives, and …

App Store

How to free gigabytes of wasted space on your Mac's backup drive

Time Machine automatically deletes your oldest backups as you create new ones as space is needed, but you might encounter an issue where you connect your Time Machine drive only to be told that Time Machine could not complete the backup because your backup is too large for the backup disk.<p>In such …

Mac HandBrake Virus: How to check if your Apple Mac is infected by the malware | Trusted Reviews

<b>If you’ve downloaded the HandBrake video transcoder for Mac recently, your machine may be infected by a Trojan. Here’s what you need to know about</b> …

Mac Software