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How to install Yosemite right now without ruining your Mac

OS X 10.10 Yosemite is gorgeous. It’s the biggest visual overhaul to come to OS X since Aqua, which has caused a rush of Apple fanboys – including our own Leander Kahney – to jump the gun and install the buttery smooth interface on every Mac in sight.<p>Playing around with Apple’s newest software is a …

Operating Systems

Google is planning to enter the U.S power market: Bloomberg - Energy Ticker - MarketWatch

Google Inc. is looking to make a deeper push into the billion-dollar U.S. energy market by developing tools to deliver power more efficiently, …

AllCast Receiver for Chrome lets you stream media to Chrome

ClockwordMod’s Koushik Dutta has taken streaming to the next level with AllCast. It has been associated to the popular Chromecast dongle because both became popular at around the same time, but there is much more to AllCast than just Cast support. This is the epitome of local streaming …

Smart TV

Dr Dre could join Apple if Beats buy takes place, report says

Apple is after more than just headphones in its rumoured multibillion-dollar acquisition of Beats, according to a report suggesting Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine might join the tech giant.<p>Apple wouldn't forget about Dre, would it? Rapper-turned-headphone mogul Dr Dre and his partner Jimmy Iovine are …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Enable Speech Mode And Make Your OS X Calculator Talk [OS X Tips]

Sometimes, when you’re tapping away at a calculator, it helps to hear what you’re typing in. It’s like a second stream of information for your brain, and it helps keep things more accurate. There are a variety of talking calculators on the market, and a bunch of iOS apps that do the same thing.<p>Did …

How to Completely Uninstall Applications On Your Mac

Many users who have come across from competing operating systems, may be unaware of how simple it is to actually remove an application in OS X.<p>Some …

CloudGOO’s New App Turns All Your Cloud Storage Accounts Into One Big, Combined Drive

CloudGOO, a newly launched Android application with something of a silly name, offers a way for you to smush together all your cloud-based file storage accounts to form one big cloud drive in the sky. That is, the app aggregates your cloud drive accounts into one mobile interface, then uses that …

The future of TV is coming into focus, and looks pretty great

The future of TV is here. It’s just not evenly distributed.<p>If it doesn’t seem like the American television industry is in the middle of a dramatic transformation, that’s simply because the pieces are scattered all over the place. But they are starting to come together.<p>One transformative piece …

Televisions

Comcast Is Acquiring Video Ad Company FreeWheel For $320 Million

Over the years, FreeWheel has become the go-to ad-serving platform for many TV networks that stream their content online. And it’s about to become part of one of the biggest distributors of content online and off.<p>That’s because FreeWheel is about to be acquired by Comcast, our sources say. The …

Is pCell the Holy Grail of wireless networking?

Steve Perlman believes his company's pCell technology will revolutionize the wireless industry, eliminating congestion, dead zones, and unreliable connections.<p>Serial entrepreneur Steve Perlman claims that his new patented technology can create the wireless network of our dreams.<p>His invention, …

Telecoms

Comcast's $45 Billion Purchase Of Time Warner Cable Is Trouble For Apple TV

After years of rumors, speculation, and wishing, we got two solid reports that said Apple was really ready to launch a full-on TV product.<p>Both the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg said Apple was planning to release an Apple TV this year. Bloomberg predicted an April reveal, and the WSJ predicted …

Comcast's competition isn't cable companies -- it's Netflix

Comcast is buying Time Warner Cable in a $45.2 billion deal that will unite America’s two biggest cable companies. A massive deal like this one will draw the keen interest of the Justice Department and FCC. They’ll look at the potential impact on competition.<p>But in our rapidly changing media world, …

Net Neutrality

Google Glass glasses are covered by insurance

With Google Glass now supporting prescription lenses, it only stands to reason that insurance companies will have to be involved in the process for some users, and so far one company is stepping up.<p>VPS Global announced that it will start offering prescription lenses to Google Glass users, …

Google Glass

Launch Center Pro lands on the iPad

Last October I reviewed Launch Center Pro for iOS 7 and shared a few actions and shortcuts I found useful. Today Contrast is out with Launch Center Pro for iPad, and it’s just as neat for anyone wanting to build shortcuts and more efficient workflows on the iPad.<p>The app takes advantage of the …

Apple execs say iOS and OS X won’t merge, and 10.10 will prove that

Among the hoopla surrounding the 30th anniversary of the Mac last week, <i>Macworld</i>‘s Jason Snell had an excellent interview with Apple’s Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi, and Bud Tribble about both the past and the future for the Mac. While the entire interview is well worth a read, the talk from Apple …

Comcast discontinues AnyPlay in-home IPTV device, preps cloud Xfinity TV apps

Back in 2012 Comcast rolled out AnyPlay, a headless (read: not connected directly to a TV) cable box that turned its live TV channels into internet streams users could watch on iOS or Android devices inside the home. Now in 2014 Comcast is discontinuing the AnyPlay service and nudging customers …

Arcam's miniBlink: A Great New Way To Stream Your Music To A High-End Stereo

Those of us who grew up in the age of analog hi-fi are perhaps still a little uncomfortable with the concept of having all our music held in digital format. It may be convenient to have all your music on one small device, but nothing beats the pleasure and ceremony of putting a vinyl album on the …

Can I upgrade my old Pentium 4 PCs to a new Windows?

Windows XP will no longer be supported from April. Andy Roberts' family is still using two decade-old Windows XP machines and he wants to know what to do with them<p><i>I've just found out about, and am incensed at, Microsoft's decision to stop supporting Windows XP with security updates from April 8,</i> …

Roku player software cracked open temporarily, root now to run XBMC later

Roku's line of set-top boxes have been popular thanks to their simple controls, large set of available apps (recently expanded to include YouTube for the new Roku 3) and hardware ranging in price from inexpensive to downright cheap. Still, despite an active and encouraged developer community with …

Rethinking Retina: Apple's 13-inch iPad Pro Is Rumored To Have A 4K Display

The other shoe to drop on Tim Cook’s “big plans” for Apple in 2014 is resolution. Specifically, rumors from the Chinese site <i>Pad News</i> and Foxxcon indicate that the forthcoming “iPad Pro” will ditch retina in favor of 4K (as in 4,000 pixels on the longer side.) A report from Hamza Kahn at the News …

Plex website relaunches as Plex.tv, one-stop home for all of its media streaming abilities

Plex has grown rapidly over the last few years and its increased focus as a cloud service for your pictures, videos and music has resulted in a relaunching of the main website. Now hosted at Plex.tv, it ropes in the four disparate sections of the previous website, bringing features like Plex Pass …

Unofficial $99 prescription option for Google Glass coming soon

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: SlashGear<p>Rochester Optical will offer a $99 prescription lens option for Google Glass(s goog), with pre-orders …

YouTube goes 4K, Google signs up long list of hardware partners for VP9 support

Advertisement<p>23 Comments<p>Credit: LG<p>YouTube(S GOOG) will be demonstrating 4K video at CES in Las Vegas next week, with a twist: The Google-owned video …

Netflix tests pay-per-user service

<b>The subscription video-streaming site Netflix is testing a new pricing model based on the number of people who can operate an account.</b><p>It means selected customers pay more if increased number of people log in to the account at the same time.<p>Users would pay $6.99 (£4.26) a month to use one screen to …

Televisions

Fiverr Hits the iPhone

Fiverr, the marketplace that allows people to offer their services to others for as little as $5, has made today made its mobile app debut with the launch of an iOS version.<p>The app allows you to browse the millions of ‘gigs’ listed on Fiverr, from logo design and music composition to style …

YouTube 4K streaming coming at CES with new VP9 codec

At CES next week YouTube will show off 4K streaming using a new open-source codec that will make videos load faster and require less bandwidth.<p>The new codec Google will introduce is called VP9, the follow-up to the failed VP8 codec introduced back in 2010. This time is different, though, because …

Televisions

Oracle Roundup: Mark Hurd On Leadership; Build Your Own Cloud

Planning to take some time off to celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, or New Year’s? (If you’re waiting on Hanukkah, you’re too late.) Don’t let 2013 lapse before you read through our curated collection of worthy links, guaranteed to raise your IT and management IQs.<p><b>What does it take to be a leader?</b> …

Amazon's Cloud Drive Photos app now backs up your iOS videos, runs natively on iPad

Amazon's Cloud Drive Photos app ranks among the simplest and best ways to back up your mobile photo collection. Today it's been updated on iOS with two big features: Cloud Drive Photos now runs natively on the iPad, and it will finally upload videos you've recorded for safekeeping on Amazon's …

Chromecast Gets 10 New Apps, Including Songza, VEVO, And Revision 3

Slowly but surely, Google’s Chromecast devices is beefing up with content partners. The company just announced 10 new apps landing on the $35 smart TV dongle, including VEVO, Revision 3, PostTV, and Songza, to name a few.<p>For those of you who don’t already know, Chromecast is a device developed by …