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Affordable 3D printer could be the first one you own

3D-printer maker Qubea is seeking funds on Kickstarter for what may be the first (relatively) cost-friendly device on the market.<p>The Rever will cost $399 when it launches next year, but early backers can grab on at a discount.<p>“As a leading developer of 3D printers, we have seen products like ours …

5 iPhone battery-saving tips that really work (and 5 of the most useless)

There are countless iPhone battery saving tips floating about on the internet, but which ones actually make an appreciable difference, and which …

9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide: Best picks for the Apple photographer

If you own an iPhone or Mac, you’re probably a photographer — either with your iPhone’s camera or a standalone camera you connect to your Mac. Just as iPhoto’s simple editing and storage tools helped Apple sell iMacs, photography has become a major marketing focus for iPhones, empowering people to …

Wall Art

Handgepäck: Wie man "leicht" verreist und Kosten spart

Flugreisen nur mit Handgepäck: Preisübersicht für die wichtigsten Airlines<p>Immer mehr Fluggesellschaften bieten günstige Flugtarife ohne inkludiertes …

Air Berlin

Amazon adds instant definitions, family sharing to newer Kindles

Remember all those new Kindle software features Amazon promised? You know, the ones that were announced alongside the shiny new Kindle Voyage? The company's been coy about when exactly we'd get them packaged up for our installing pleasure, but it's now ready to spill the metaphorical beans -- a …

How to hook up Apple TV to external optical-audio speakers

The fourth-generation Apple TV comes with many new features, but it's lost a few, too—namely, an optical audio port. If you relied on the optical …

How to use your old TV remote with your new Apple TV

The new Apple TV remote is a wondrous touch- and motion-enabled trackpad with a few simple buttons that lets you do everything on your new black hockey puck of joy, including playing games, swiping through apps, and, well, playing and pausing your movies and TV shows.<p>What happens when you lose it …

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How to set up your Apple TV the right way

The new Apple TV is out and it’s pretty fantastic.<p>Running through setup is fairly simple, but we all could use a little advice on how best to make our choices along the way.<p>With that in mind, then, let’s run through the Apple TV arrangements in order.<p>First up, use the new Apple TV Remote to choose …

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Apple Releases First iOS 9.2 Beta for Public Beta Testers

Earlier this week, Apple seeded the first beta of iOS 9.2 to developers, just under a week after the public release of iOS 9.1. As of today, Apple is also making iOS 9.2 available to its public beta testers.<p>Beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program will receive the iOS 9.2 …

Beta Testing

How to go into and exit Split View multitasking mode from within Mission Control on your Mac

macOS has a nifty little productivity boost that makes it both easy and fun to run two apps side-by-side in your Mac’s native full-screen mode.<p>This …

How to customize Apple Watch default replies for Messages and Mail

The Apple Watch includes a pretty robust implementation of iOS’s Messages and Mail apps allowing you to respond to text messages with dictation, an …

Top 12 OS X 10.11 El Capitan Tips and Tricks

OS X El Capitan is a solid update that improves upon the changes Apple introduced with OS X 10.10 Yosemite. If your Mac is running Yosemite, the …

Prep photos perfectly for your custom Apple Watch face

With watchOS 2, you can now use any photo in your library to make a custom Apple Watch face. And that gives you a lot of freedom to make the wearable your own, but sometimes, you and the watch might have different ideas for how to treat your pictures.<p>Here’s a quick and easy way to make sure that …

Apple Watch

watchOS 2: Walkthrough of all the new features now available on Apple Watch

After slightly missing the originally announced release date due to a last-minute bug, the watchOS 2 software update is now available for downloading through iOS 9’s Watch app and installing on your Apple Watch.<p>watchOS 2 comes just six months after the Apple Watch officially launched, and what …

Smartwatches

XcodeGhost hack: Delete these infected iOS apps immediately

The App Store suffered its worst security breach in history over the weekend, when it was discovered that hundreds of Chinese apps have a malicious program dubbed ‘XcodeGhost’ embedded in their software.<p>The huge security lapse made its way into legitimate apps thanks to Chinese developers who used …

Apple seeds first public beta of OS X 10.11.1 with new emojis

Apple has released a public beta version of the upcoming OS X 10.11.1 update. The OS was first seeded to developers last week and includes a variety of new emoji icons, such as an eye roll and a taco. The popular middle finger emoji is also included.<p>Users who are part of Apple’s beta program can …

Beta Testing

watchOS 2: The MacStories Review

On September 9th, 2014, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino. This was the very same stage on which, 30 years earlier, a young Steve Jobs had introduced the original Macintosh to the world. The Apple of 2014 was a very different company. Loved …

Easy writing with the Adonit Jot Script 2: Evernote Edition

Steve Jobs may have insisted there was no need for a stylus with iOS devices, but that hasn’t stopped multiple accessory makers from manufacturing …

New photo app is like loading old film into your iPhone

We love our photo filter apps, especially the ones that deliver the look and quality of classic film stock. These filters will never replicate the rich tonality and texture of film, but given the cost and hassles of using it, the average person probably feels they’re not missing much.<p>Deepak Mantena …

Apps

How to improve Apple Watch battery life

The Apple Watch has been on our wrist for several months now, and the good news is that battery life isn't as bad as Tim Cook first led us to believe.<p>…

Our Favorite Apps for the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has been out in the hands of the users for just about 4 months now and Apple has already demoed watchOS 2 at WWDC 2015, due to be …

How to move Music or Photos to a new Mac using Time Machine

With Time Machine, it’s easy to restore all of your data back to a new Mac or to a fresh install of OS X. As we outlined previously, users can choose …