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How-To: Go beyond OS X Photos + make amazing wall art from your Mac’s pictures (Part 3)

History will remember the early 21st Century as a turning point for photography — the point at which mainstream photos transitioned from chemical to digital, thereby becoming “print optional” for the first time. Although digital photography has taken small annual steps for 20 years, those steps …

How-To: Go beyond OS X Photos + make amazing wall art from your Mac’s pictures (Part 2)

Your digital photos were never intended to remain trapped on your computer’s hard drive. Apple’s original 2002 version of iPhoto proudly included physical book and photo printing services, adding new books and various types of cards every 2-3 years. Since early digital cameras took low-resolution …

How-To: Go beyond OS X Photos + make amazing wall art from your Mac’s pictures (Part 1)

Apple knew it had something special to share with the world when it released iPhoto in 2002: in addition to printing 20″ by 30″ poster-sized photos, the original iPhoto’s “most stunning feature” (according to Apple) was a page layout tool that quickly turned digital photo collections into printed …

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Video: How to Install iOS 9 Beta 2 Without a Developer Account

Apple just recently released iOS 9 beta 2 alongside Mac OS X and WatchOS beta updates for developers, but that doesn’t mean developers are the only …

How to Test Your Mac for a Hardware Problem

Modern Macs have a built-in diagnostic test that can be used to help troubleshoot a hardware problem. The technology has changed over the years, and …

Bartop Video Arcade from an Old PC

Take an unwanted desktop PC and build a bartop gaming cabinet out of the parts.<p>Here’s a pretty simple video arcade gaming system you can make at home. The bartop arcade style is small enough to be portable and fit nicely on a table or kitchen countertop. It is really easy for me to throw the arcade …

How-To: Clean and speed up your Mac with free, trustworthy downloads

“My Mac used to be fast, but now it’s running so slow.” I’ve heard many versions of this complaint, and they’re always factually true, not just opinions: Macs do become sluggish over time, even if all of their chips and hard drives are working like new.<p>I’ve devoted several columns to hardware …

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CES 2015: Razer Forge Is Perfect Union Of Android TV And PC Gaming

This tiny console can play gaming titles like Titanfall<p>Razer knows what PC gamers like. Since the company’s inception, it's made PC gaming peripherals a top priority, and it’s earned the trust of many professional gamers because of it. Every year at CES, Razer tries to win even more fans over by …

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How to Install OS X Yosemite Hackintosh On PC

There are many people out there, who want to enjoy Apple updates and iOS on their Intel computer too. Since, the Mac of Apple has awesome features …

15 tips for creating Game Art | Advanced Photoshop - Free Photoshop Tutorials & Online Resources

1 – Create concepts that aid production<p>Tyler West, an experienced concept artist, founded West Studio, which has worked with notable clients …

The new Office for iPhone is everything it should have been on day one

I remember when Microsoft first came out with Office for iPhone. It was actually kind of exciting. Here was this thing that for years had only existed in the form of rumors and leaked documents. And there it was, at last: the killer iPhone app, ready to download. Or so I thought. Maybe I was …

How to Create Dramatic Light in Your Fantasy Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to add interesting light to your photo manipulations. Different ways of blending challenges objects such as semi …

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How to Clean Up Backgrounds in Photoshop

Unfortunately the world doesn’t pause for the perfect shot. Sometimes you’ve got the sunset in your sights and just as the elusive green flash …

25 New Photoshop Tutorials to Improve Your Photoshop Skills and Techniques | Tutorials

Photoshop is very powerful tool in terms of <b>photo editing and manipulation</b>. In Adobe Photoshop CC there are lots of new features that can improve your …

4 Wi-Fi Tips from Former Apple Wi-Fi Engineer

Alf Watt, former Apple Wi-Fi engineer and creator of iStumbler, joined us on this week's Mac Geek Gab 509 to talk all things Wi-Fi. The episode …

Lords of the Fallen Review

Easy iOS 8 hack lets you stream almost any torrent to your iPhone

Popcorn Time makes it ridiculously easy to “freely” stream almost any movie you want to your iOS device, but unless you have a jailbroken iOS device, actually getting it on the iPhone 6 is impossible, unless you know of a little loophole that allows you to install the banned app.<p>Adventurous iPhone …

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How to repair/replace the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus battery, display, & more (Repair Guides)

Need to learn how to replace your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus’s battery, display, or other components? Our friends over at iFixit, the same ones that regularly tear apart the newest devices to have a look inside, today published its latest iPhone repair guides for the recently released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 …

Use iOS in your car with Pioneer’s in-dash CarPlay systems

Pioneer Electronics has released a firmware update making Apple’s CarPlay technology live on five 2014 NEX in-dash multimedia receivers. In doing so it becomes the first company to officially support CarPlay’s vehicle integration feature — and means you won’t need a new Ferrari or Benz to use iOS …

Pioneer finally brings CarPlay equipment to mass market, Spotify app update adds CarPlay support

The CarPlay situation has been murky. Since being announced in the spring, most manufacturers have been quiet on when CarPlay equipment will actually be available to purchase. Pioneer is the first company to deliver on its promise, adding CarPlay as an update to its aftermarket dashboard panels …

PlayStation TV launches October 14th in US and Canada

Sony will be releasing its PlayStation TV here in the US and in Canada on October 14th. What's more, as it looks to get people amped up for it, the company also let it be known that the mini console is set to have nearly 700 playable games from day one, giving interested folks Stateside and in The …

The 30 Sci-Fi Stories Everyone Should Read

A highly subjective but absolutely essential authoritative list.<p>In life, there are consequences to testing ideas. Some are good, other are very, <i>very</i> bad. You never know where ideas will lead you. Thankfully, we have science fiction. The best writers in the genre are future architects who create …