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Customize the Login Screen on OS X Yosemite

The login screen on Mac is pretty boring, but if you want to customize it, blogger Jacob Salmela shows off a simple way to do it.<p>If you're running …

How to record phone calls on your Mac

Download Call Recorder for FaceTime from Ecamm's website. You can either download a 7-day free trial to test it out, or pay $30 for the full app.<p>Run …

Grids for Mac: a Better Desktop Instagram Experience

Instagram may be among the most widely adopted imaging social networks, but there’s a limitation to the app’s presentation, especially if you often move back and forth between mobile devices and a desktop or laptop computer.<p>Sure, Instagram itself offers a more or less serviceable desktop …

Apple's iPhone Encryption Is a Godsend, Even if Cops Hate It

It took the upheaval of the Edward Snowden revelations to make clear to everyone that we need protection from snooping, governmental and otherwise. …

Secret launches Ping, an app that's all about a black dot, simplicity, and content

Fun fact: The folks over at Secret, the company that created the gossipy app for social anonymous posts, recently had an internal simplicity-focused hackathon.<p>Other fun fact: The hackathon resulted in a new app called Ping that the company quietly released today.<p>Secret principal designer Ben Lee …

These are the apps you want to try on your new iPhone

<b>Afterlight</b><p>Afterlight, one of the most popular photo-editing apps, now lets you add circular frames, light leaks, filters, and more, with one tap from your camera roll.<p><b>VSCO Cam</b><p>Our favorite photo-editing app, VSCO Cam, now takes advantage of iOS’ fine-tuned camera features like manual focus, shutter …

How to fix iPhone battery life problems

iPhones are typically rated for 10 to 12-hours of battery life. That includes the new iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus, or the still-for-sale …