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Everyone is calling Apple’s best iPhone 6s feature a failure – here’s why they’re wrong

The iPhone 6s’s key feature has come under some criticism from some Apple bloggers who dismiss it as just a gimmick that adds no real value to the …

Microsoft launches Surface Book as it steps up competition with Apple

New devices include the new Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, challenging Apple’s dominance at the top end of the laptop market<p>Microsoft is bringing “the thunder”. That was the message sent to its competitors today, when Microsoft unveiled its Windows 10 devices, including the new Surface Pro 4 and …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple approved an ad-blocking app that even works on its own News app

In an odd move, Apple has approved an ad-blocking iOS app that even works on its own News app. This could be a philosophical statement about user …

Not sure which Apple Watch to buy? Here’s every single model Apple will make

When Apple unveiled its “one more thing” at the end of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus media event, the company repeatedly spoke of the numerous ways …

25 More Tips for Mastering iPhone Photography - 100 Tip Series

Sandro Cuccia wraps up his series on 100 Tips for Mastering iPhone Photography with this last set of 25 - arguably, the best of the lot!

How to move your music and photo libraries from one iOS device to another

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>There are three things that can eat up all of the free space on your iOS devices, and those are music, photos and videos. …

How to go completely paperless with iOS

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>There are some obvious first steps one can take to cut down on the amount of paper used on a day-to-day basis if you’re an …

Apple just obsoleted the Mac and nobody noticed

With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple is finally showing us its idea of how we’ll compute in the future. Perhaps not surprisingly, this pristine vision of our computing destiny — unveiled after years of secret, patient and painstaking development — aligns perfectly with how we currently use our …

Apple

How to Control Push Notifications in Safari

As you may already know, MacTrast recently started providing push notifications to Safari users who visit our site. When OS X Mavericks Safari users …

iCloud drive in OS X Yosemite: Explained

Need to sync files between Macs, or between Macs, iOS devices and PCs? Look no further than iCloud Drive<p>In the case of iOS devices, apps will be able …

How to call, message, and email your contacts using Siri

Hey, Siri! Did you know that Rene is my Boss?Siri isn't just another voice control system; it remembers context and it can understand relationships. …

AirDrop and Instant Hotspot in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: Explained

While perhaps not as new and sexy as Handoff, making or taking calls, or sending and receiving SMS/MMS, the final two Continuity features in iOS 8 …

Hands on: iOS 8 spreads the love with Family Sharing

Purchasing media across iTunes accounts can fuel household arguments. Add in parents having to share their Apple IDs and passwords with children, and you’ve got a perfect recipe for irritation. In today’s hands-on video, we’ll give you a look at a new iOS 8 feature called Family Sharing, which …

Apps

Get Facebook's Chat Heads in Chrome with Faces.im

This Chrome extension lets you read and reply to Facebook messages without leaving your current page.<p>Facebook's Chat Heads let you read and reply to messages when using its mobile app without leaving your news feed or whatever it is you happen to be doing in Facebook when a message arrives. Now, a …

Apps

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

iOS 8 hands-on: See powerful new features in action

As Apple has finally announced the long-awaited iOS 8, it’s only natural for users to be curious how it will affect their daily routines. With all new features and enhancements for your iOS device, in today’s video see what’s coming this fall, and what we think about it.<p>Take a look at the video to …

iOS

6 Can't-Miss Apps: Sunrise Calendar for Android and More

Slidely Capture<p>Reeder 2<p>Stache<p>Sunrise Calendar<p>The Guardian<p><i>TwoDots</i><p>Between Google unveiling its self-driving car and Apple acquiring Beats, you may have …

8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google Drive

Google Drive Tips and Tricks<p>1. Crop photos<p>2. Experiment with add-ons<p>3. Check out your Drive activity<p>4. Look at your revision history<p>5. Use …

How to turn your iPad into a desktop with these remote access apps

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Sometimes you just need to get to a file, access a program or just check up on something that you otherwise cannot do from …

Unleash Your Inner App Developer Part 39: 7 Steps to Being a Better App Developer

<i>Do you have an idea for an app but lack the programming knowledge to begin building it? In this weekly blog series, I will take you, the beginner app developer, step by step through the process of creating apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Join me each week on this adventure and you will</i> …

San Francisco

This is Healthbook, Apple’s major first step into health & fitness tracking

Seven years out from the original iPhone’s introduction, and four years past the iPad’s launch, Apple has found its next market ripe for reinvention: the mobile healthcare and fitness-tracking industry. Apple’s interest in healthcare and fitness tracking will be displayed in an iOS application …

iOS 7 Best Practices; A Weather App Case Study: Part 2/2

Finished Weather App<p>In Part 1 of this tutorial series looking at iOS 7 best practices, you set up your project with Cocoapods, added views to the …

10 Mac apps you need to download right now!

I've owned a lot of Macs in my day, and I've gotten into a pretty comfortable rhythm when it comes to setting up new ones. When I got my new 21-inch …

AirDrop: The Ultimate Guide

How to turn on AirDrop for iPhone or iPad<p>AirDrop lets you choose between enabling it for just your contacts or for everyone. "Contacts" requires more …

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Chipset design is indistinguishable from magic. Geekbench's John Poole discusses how Apple balances performance and efficiency, how Samsung is …