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Watch Tim Cook’s D11 Interview In Full Right Now [Video]

We’ve already brought you some of the most interesting topics that came up during Tim Cook’s interview at D11 last night, but if you’d like to watch the entire thing yourself, you can do so right now. AllThingsD has posted the entire thing — which runs for one hour and 20 minutes — online this …

Yet Another Comic Reader For iOS. Spoiler Alert: It’s Pretty Awesome

YACReader, or Yet Another Comic Reader, is exactly what it says it is: a comic book reading app. Only it should be called TOCRYEL, or The Only Comic Reader You’ll Ever Need.<p>Comics+iPad=awesomeness. We all know that already. But getting the comics into an app is usually far from awesome. This is the …

How to stop your friends’ Facebook apps from accessing *your* private information

Many internet users are wary of sharing their personal information willy-nilly with the world, but did you know that sometimes it’s your friends who …

Home networking explained, part 6: Keep your network secure

CNET editor Dong Ngo offers a few (OK, five or six) simple tips on keeping your home network secure.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> This post is part of an ongoing series. For the other parts, check out the related stories section.<p>If you were concerned after reading CNET's recent report that most home routers can …

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Top 10 Most Redneck Cities Rating Upsets NASCAR Fans

You know those folks who ride lawn motors, decorate their trailers with taxidermied raccoons and think NASCAR is the greatest thing since Skoal …

Save Space On Your Hard Drive – Delete User Cache Files [OS X Tips]

Saving space on your Mac hard drive is a key strategy, especially when you’re using a Macbook Air, with it’s strictly solid state drive (SSD). Even if you’re using a desktop Mac with a hard drive that seemed like “plenty of space” when you bought it, there will come a time when you’ll be looking to …

Freelancing After Graduation? Here's What to Expect.

First off, big shout out to all of the graduates who are graduating high school and college this month!<p>While most high school graduates will be attending college in the fall, college graduates are now about to embark on the journey to find a full-time job in their field of study. So many decisions …

Microsoft: That Windows 8 “New Coke” Analogy Is Silly

Will the launch of Microsoft’s forthcoming update to Windows 8 next month be the company’s “New Coke” moment? Is its rumored plan to revive the …

The Queen’s Era Is Drawing to an End as Prince Charles Assumes New Royal Duties

Often what British royals do is far more consequential than what they say. At today’s State Opening of Parliament, Queen Elizabeth II will read out …

The Biology of Kindness: How It Makes Us Happier and Healthier

There’s a reason why being kind to others is good for you — and it can now be traced to a specific nerve.<p>When it comes to staying healthy, both …

Five Ways To Really Master Mobile Safari On Your iPhone And iPad [Feature]

Somehow, Apple managed to cram in a ton of web browsing functionality into a teeny, tiny package called Safari. To distinguish the mobile web browser from the one of the same name on OS X, we’ll call it Mobile Safari and be done with it.<p>Regardless of the name, the mobile version of Safari is chock …

Mastering iTunes: Build A Better Smart Playlist [OS X Tips]

Smart Playlists are fantastic, and they really do work to help you listen to the kind of music you’re in the mood for, using a variety of user-controlled criteria. You can create a Smart Playlist for any given Artist in your iTunes library fairly easily.<p>But what if you want a playlist that includes …

Five Secret iOS Gestures You Need To Know About [Feature]

The iPhone and iPad are magical devices because of one thing: the well-designed hardware and software works in conjunction to make everything just work. The iOS operating system is a thing of beauty, not least of which because there is so much to explore and learn about.<p>As a touch-based platform, …

Ulysses 3 Might Be The Mac’s Best Text Editor [Preview]

I never used the Ulysses word processor. I tried it a bunch of times, but it always seemed like overkill for someone who just wanted to type words. Textedit was really more my speed.<p>But Ulysses 3 is just about to launch, and I'm writing this post in an almost-done preview version. And man is it …

Mastering iCloud On Your Mac: Use iClouDrive To Access Your Files Like Dropbox [OS X Tips]

Remember iDisk? It was a great feature of the otherwise forgettable MobileMe service, and it let you access your free Apple-provided internet disk space just like Dropbox or Google Drive do now.<p>Interestingly, you can make iCloud work the same way, with a little app called iClouDrive, from Zibity …

Apple Launching New Marketing Push For Final Cut Pro X To Win Over Professionals

It has been two years since Apple debuted the completely redesigned Final Cut Pro X in the Mac App Store for only $300. Final Cut Pro X was a simplified, barebones version of the $700 workhorse that came before it, and Apple managed to lose the faith of many media professionals in one fell swoop. …

Hackers Can Grab Control Of Your Camera Via Its Wi-Fi SD Card

Do you use an Eye-Fi or other wireless card to send pictures from your camera to your iPhone or iPad? Or maybe you have one of those fancy cameras with built-in wifi? Well, be careful: If the card’s network isn’t locked down, then it’s as vulnerable to hacking as an unsecured home network. And …