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I built my own PC and it was super easy -- here's how to do it

See that big white case on the left? I'm going to put all these labelled parts into that case to make a super-powerful computer that will play video …

A Computer for Everything: One Year of iPad Pro – MacStories - page 8

Automation<p>Much of what I do on the iPad is facilitated by automation. I've been writing about iOS automation for several years, and I've seen all the forms it's taken so far – from the humble beginnings of URL schemes to callback URLs, Python scripts, and, finally, Workflow.<p>There's an important …

Why I’m Considering Bear as a Notes App Replacement

As I wrote in an issue of MacStories Weekly (exclusive to Club MacStories members), I recently moved my Club-related notes from the Apple Notes app to Trello. Because Club MacStories is a collaborative effort, it made sense to use Trello's project management features to let the entire MacStories …

The Calendar Service in macOS Server Is a Surprisingly Robust Alternative to Commercial Apps

At $20, macOS Server is one of those unsung bit of software that most of us have absolutely no use for, but has a slew of neat little features. Over …

TED Talk 10-Pack: Security Lectures That Will Open Your Eyes and Mind

“Hackers: The Internet’s Immune System”: Cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari discusses how hackers—even with the scary power they have—ultimately make the Internet a stronger, more resilient place by forcing the networked world to respond and evolve. The key, she says, is to find those hackers who …

How to Add Signature in Messages App on iPhone or iPad in iOS 11

Unlike your Gmail or any other mail you may be using on smartphone, you can’t put your signature in text messages on your iPhone or iPad running on …

Dropbox for iOS can now scan physical documents

Managing your digital files with Dropbox has been one of the best tools for cloud users for years, but the service is now ready to take its talents to the physical world with a new update that makes it easier to collaborate with people wherever you are.<p>Dropbox revealed today that it has added the …

Apps

The best free software for small businesses

Introduction<p>Setting up a small business is hard enough without the extortionate costs associated with modern software licenses. Set up a number of …

This sleek new case from SanDisk adds up to 128GB to your iPhone

How would you like to protect your iPhone while simultaneously expanding its storage capacity by up to 128GB? That’s exactly what SanDisk is going to …

Apple's 12 best app winners announced at WWDC

by Jefferson Graham<p>What are the greatest, state-of-the-art apps for Apple iPhones, iPads, TVs and the Watch?<p>Apple this week handed out awards to 12 …

iOS 10 adds AirPrint Bluetooth Beacon, ‘create PDF’, multi-user & password-only printing

New in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, Apple’s AirPrint is getting some welcomed improvements including ‘AirPrint Bluetooth Beacon’, the ability to create PDFs from the print panel in iOS, and support for multi-user and password-only printing.<p><b>AirPrint Bluetooth Beacon</b><p>For the new AirPrint Bluetooth Beacon …

iOS

Motion AI lets anyone easily build a bot

Motion AI, a Chicago company that lets anyone easily build a bot without touching a line of code, has announced it is open to business after several months of private testing.<p>What, another bot-builder? Dozens of other startups have launched to build bots for developers, especially after Facebook …

Chatbots

DeskConnect Brings Fast File Transfers Between iOS and OS X

Before he co-founded Workflow, Ari Weinstein was the creator of DeskConnect. Originally born out of a hackathon, DeskConnect was a Mac and iOS utility to speed up the process of transferring bits of text and files between devices. Based on a cloud service and built with speed in mind, DeskConnect …

Run Better Meetings with Agenda Minder

Sometimes it feels as though meetings are designed purposefully to waste time. Research suggests that some simple steps can make meetings far more productive. Internodal has synthesized the research on planning better meetings into a new Mac app called Agenda Minder that tackles the problem by …

TextExpander Updates Focus on New Service

TextExpander from Smile Software is one of those indie apps that feels like it's been around forever. TextExpander has saved customers countless hours of typing by letting them define short abbreviations that it expands into longer snippets of text. Today, Smile released TextExpander 6 for Mac, …

Apple’s Numbers: Using Data Formats

Let's talk about Numbers! Apple's spreadsheet program isn't flashy, but it works well, and some of the less-obvious stuff it can do is really …

How to create an exciting learning space

What will the space be used for?<p>Firstly, decide what you're going to be doing in the area. Be really creative and think what a kid would love to do …

How To: Forward Calls From Your iPhone

- Jan 7, 2016<p>If you’ve ever been in an area where your iPhone has a lousy cell signal, you might want to forward any calls that might be coming in to …

Coffee grind size: Why it matters and what you should be using

Making better coffee at home is spending a little extra time on a few, simple steps, such as using the correct temperature water, weighing coffee instead measuring by volume, and grinding your own beans on the spot.<p>Of everything you might encounter when brewing at home, grinding coffee is arguably …

Articles about budget friendly shipping container home costa rica on Dwell.com - Dwell

Using shipping containers to create affordable housing is an emerging trend.<p>A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Repurposed shipping …

Costa Rica

Articles about family builds tiny backyard studio even tinier budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a...<p>It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: An illustrator of children's books who lives on the Sunshine Coast of British...<p>A young couple on the move build a small home that …

Lake Michigan

How Apple Watch heart rate sensor can improve your running

When you run with Apple Watch, swiping to the right in the Workout app reveals your heart rate. Does the device display this data just for curiosity value, or can Apple Watch heart rate information actually improve your running?<p>Green versus infrared LEDs: the difference with the Workout app<p>Apple …

Fitness Technology

Pio — Smart Recorder App for iPhone

Pio is a slick audio recorder app for the iPhone that offers some very nifty advanced features. It is a great app to have when you’re looking to …

Running with Apple Watch, a beginner’s guide

If you bought an Apple Watch hoping it would help you get fit, but you haven’t been on your first run yet, maybe you need of a little more encouragement. So here’s some advice from a reformed couch potato.<p>The first workout is the hardest. It gets progressively easier and more rewarding from there. …

Apple Watch

‘Skinny boy’ wins Mr Universe

The weekend contest, which attracted more than 1 million viewers online, makes von Moger a third time winner. Previously, he won the Junior Mr …

Best Muscle-building Foods for Vegans and Vegetarians

You can still maintain strong bones as a vegan or vegetarian and gain muscle. What’s key, says Leslie Bonci, R.D., L.D.N., director of sports …

Nutrition

The Bitter Truth About Stevia: It Ain’t ‘Natural’

Stevia is the hot new, “natural” sweetener. But the truth is, no one has researched it enough for it to be considered truly safe.<p>If people aren’t …

Grovemade’s new desk accessory wraps your Apple Magic Trackpad in a handcrafted tray

Grovemade is back at it again with a new addition to its handcrafted line of accessories for Apple products. This time, the Portland-based company is releasing a new home for Apple’s Magic Trackpad. Appropriately named the ‘Trackpad Tray’, this product fits right in with Grovemade’s Desk Collection.<p>…

Furniture