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iRig Keys

IK Multimedia’s new iRig Keys is the single perfect accessory for an iOS musician. It combines everything you need into one box, but not in a Homer’s Car kind of way. It’s more like the iPhone itself, which managed to combine a computer with a camera with a mini touch-sensitive movie screen into …

Swidget is a modular smart home system hidden in your outlets

Turning your current living space into a smart home can be complicated and expensive, but things are changing. We are starting to see accessories like the Belkin Wemo Switch and Phillips Hue lights, which can turn any space into an intelligent one. The newest addition to this trend comes from …

How, When, & Why to reset the PRAM & SMC on your Mac

Is your Mac acting just…<i>odd</i>? Stuff like drives not appearing, screens not adjusting correctly, Bluetooth problems, AirPort non connecting? Maybe your fan is running non-stop or your battery has said that it is 50% charged…for two days…and your MacBook is <i>plugged in</i>. Yeah, these aren’t problems that …

Operating Systems

60 Top Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be an Outstanding Leader

Inspiring, motivational quotes to help you become a better leader, a better boss...and maybe even a better person.<p>Being a leader--being the boss--can feel like the hardest job of all. No matter how large your team, no matter how collaborative and engaged your employees, ultimately it's up to …

Motivation

How to Configure a 4th Generation Apple TV to Act as Your HomeKit Hub

With more and more homeowners warming up to all the innovative features Apple’s HomeKit promises to bring to their lives between walls, and with more …

Smart TV

Enjoy greater game control with this iOS gamepad

It didn’t take Super Mario Run and its nearly 3 million downloads on day one in the iTunes Store to recognize how serious iOS users are about gaming.<p>App developers submit hundred of games each day to Apple for iTunes and with a dizzying number of iOS games available, there is an equally impressive …

Retrogaming

IROLLER: A Reusable Liquid Free Touchscreen Cleaner for Smartphones and Tablets - Immediately Sanitizes - Easy to Use and Incredibly Effective on Any Touch Screen

• WITH A FEW QUICK ROLLS IT INSTANTLY REMOVES fingerprints, smudges, and smears from touch screens on your phone or tablet better than any microfiber …

Luminar takes the negatives out of photo editing

If Apple has made photography for the masses easy, then Macphun wants to knock down remaining barriers that might keep some from using software to bring creative style to those photos.<p>It’s latest Mac-based photo editing software, Luminar, is its first all-in-one app that will include a variety of …

Roli Blocks modular synthesizer could make anyone a musician

What if you could make decent music without knowing how to play an instrument? And what if you could take your whole production system with you anywhere, without spending an arm and a leg?<p>That’s what the music start-up Roli wants to help you achieve with Blocks, its new modular instrument that …

15 Skills You Can Pick Up in a Month

As an adult, it can be intimidating to try and learn something new. While reasons can vary, we usually assume we lack the time. It’s true it can take …

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NEW UNICORNS: The 42 startups that grew to be worth billions in 2015

REUTERS/Sean Gardner<p>2015 was a big year for private market tech companies and their valuations.<p>Uber, already the most valuable private tech company …

Venture Capital

'OpenEmu' for OS X Now Supports Nintendo 64, PlayStation 1 and More

OpenEmu, an open source retro and arcade game emulator for OS X, has been updated to version 2.0.1 with support for 16 additional gaming systems, including Nintendo 64, Sony PlayStation 1 and PSP, ColecoVision, Intellivision and others listed below.<p>OpenEmu 2.0.1 also features a redesigned user …

Retrogaming

Braided 10-Foot MFi-Certified Lightning Cable | Cult of Mac Deals

• Extremely durable<br>• Tangle-free, oxygen-free copper wiring<br>• 100% compatible w/ all Lightning devices<br>• Contains a unique Apple-verified serial number & authorization chip<br>• Extra long (10 feet) for charging from bed, the couch, or at your desk

Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable | Cult of Mac Deals

• Wrapped in two layers of flexible, high-strength steel<br>• Includes sealed one-piece housing fused directly over the cable to keep the connectors in place<br>• Certified w/ Apple's MFi program for safe charging<br>• Made to last for life<br>• Backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty

Tech Trends

NetSpot Pro Wi-Fi Optimizer | Cult of Mac Deals

• Reach maximum Wi-Fi efficiency<br>• Easily assure that hotspots are placed correctly & radio channels are assigned properly<br>• Visualize your wireless network w/ maps so you can see where to best increase connection strength<br>• Point your location on the map to starts collecting Wi-Fi data around you<br>• See dead …

Easy way to make a bootable OS X Yosemite drive

There are plenty of reasons why you might need to make an OS X bootable drive. Maybe you’re updating numerous Macs in your house and don’t want to download the installer every time. Perhaps you’ve replaced the hard drive in your iMac and need to install a fresh copy of OS X.<p>In the video below, I’ll …