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Pioneer's in-dash unit supports both Android Auto Wireless and CarPlay

Android Auto Wireless promises to make vehicle smartphone connections less of a futz, provided you have both a phone and infotainment system that supports it. Google is handling the first part, and Pioneer just announced that it has joined JVCKenwood in offering in-dash receivers with the tech. The …

Android Auto

How to Add an AirDrop Shortcut to Your Mac's Dock

Apple's AirDrop feature lets you wirelessly send and receive files between nearby Macs as well as to and from local iOS devices. It's usually accessed from the sidebar of an open Finder Window (or using the <b>Command + Shift + R</b> keyboard shortcut within Finder), but here we're going to share with you …

Operating Systems

The best iPhone photography app just got a complete makeover

One of the best original iPhone photography apps is about to make a comeback.<p>Camera+ was one of our favorite camera apps in the early days of the iPhone thanks to its streamlined UI and unique features. Now the developers behind have given it a complete overhaul in time for the summer.<p>Camera+2 is a …

Apps

Turn your device into a programming powerhouse with Coda [Essential iOS Apps #12]

The iPhone and iPad are arguably one of the most powerful computers most of us own. While much argument has been had as to whether you can do real work on iOS, apps are a proving ground for what an iOS device is capable of. Coda for iOS harnesses the power of iOS to make a feature rich programming …

How to Set Up a System-Wide Word Count Service on Your Mac

In this article, we're going to show you how to create a system-wide service that enables you to get an immediate word count and character count in TextEdit, Safari, Mail, or indeed any app on your Mac that lets you highlight text. It offers a handy home-made solution if you often find yourself …

Retrobatch for Mac means you can finally ditch Photoshop

Acorn is one of the two best1 Mac image editors for normal humans. Retrobatch, from the same developer, is a batch-processor for images, letting you build simple or fancy workflows that can do pretty much anything to your images, automatically. If you regularly resize photos, remove location data, …

Listen to your favorite tunes without the hassle of wires [Deals]

Audio accessories have come a long way since those iconic earmuff-like headphones some of you might remember from the 70s. Nowadays, it’s common to see people listening to music with sleek portable earphones at cafes or the gym.<p>The AVANCA Minim True Wireless Earbuds are no exception to beautiful …

How to change your iPhone passcode so the cops can’t hack it

It’s time to stop using that useless 6-digit passcode on your iPhone. Now that cops around the U.S. are going crazy for the GrayKey, a little box that can crack your iPhone’s passcode in hours, it has become clear that the iPhone’s regular six-digit numerical code is no longer secure. And now these …

This microcasting app is the easiest way to podcast on iPhone

Did you ever fancy making a podcast, but as soon as you considered the logistics, your eyes crossed, and you felt suddenly sleepy? But what if creating and publishing a podcast was as easy as squeezing out a Tweet? That’s where Wavelength comes in. Wavelength is a brand new app that lets you …

Match any color perfectly with this iPhone accessory [Deals]

For everything from graphic design to home decoration, it pays to work with precise colors. Even a trained eye can only see colors with limited precision, so it pays to get help.<p>Nix Mini is a fun-size sensor that instantly gives your iPhone an eye for color. It can scan any colored surface, saving …

Graphic Design

This affordable Apple Pencil rival works with any iPad

If you do any kind of writing or sketching on your iPad, you should use a stylus. But you don’t need to spend $99 on an Apple Pencil. SonarPen is the affordable “smart pen” every iPad owner needs. It’s accurate, practical, and it never needs charging.<p>Apple Pencil gets rave reviews — and rightly so; …

Apple Pencil

Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery: Easily recover data you thought you lost

<i>This post is presented by Stellar Phoenix, maker of Mac Data Recovery.</i><p>Data loss can be a bitter pill to swallow, especially when you are unprepared for the eventuality and as such have no backups. Everyone relies on digital devices now, and losing data can have catastrophic implications.<p>Stellar …

Data Recovery

Replace the house key with your fingerprint or iPhone [Deals]

In our digital day and age, why are house keys still a thing? They’re easy to lose, easy to copy, and with a little skill and a paperclip someone can get through anyway.<p>The Ultraloq UL3 smart lever lock brings keyless convenience and the security of fingerprint ID to your doorstep. The lock is …

Home Automation

This shotgun-style microphone is perfect for YouTube shooters [Review]

Since I started running <i>Cult of Mac</i>‘s YouTube channel, I’ve been striving for the best visuals and audio possible. Compare our latest videos with some of our earlier ones, and you should see improvements across the board.<p>I’ve always neglected audio, but I’ve learned over time that sound proves vital …

Videography

Review: Lifeprint's 'Hyperphoto' Printer Lets You Instantly Print Your iPhone Photos and Videos

Lifeprint, a company known for its iPhone-compatible ZINK photo printer, recently introduced a new, larger photo printer that's able to print images that are 3 by 4.5 inches instead of 2 by 3 inches, the normal standard size for mini printers designed for the iPhone.<p>The new Lifeprint 3x4.5 …

Printing

Review: Ten One Design's Mountie+ Turns Your iPad Into a Second Screen Attached to Your Mac

Ten One Design's new Mountie+ is an update to its existing Mountie, a device that's designed to allow you to attach an iPad or iPhone to your laptop for use as a second display. The Mountie+, which I've been using for the last few weeks, was created for Apple's larger 10.5 and 12.9-inch iPad models.<p>…

Roland’s new audio recorder works with iPhone and Apple Watch

You iPhone is pretty handy for making quick audio recordings. Many musicians use the Voice Memos app, and some have upgraded to Music Memos. Unfortunately, the quality of the recordings from those apps isn’t good enough for actual music making.<p>For a start, it’s not stereo. Second, the iPhone’s mics …

Best Mac apps of 2017

As the year nears its end, it’s time to take a look back at everything that was awesome in 2017. As usual, Mac developers rolled out some stellar software, which means macOS remains the best platform for the greatest apps.<p>Here’s our roundup of the best macOS apps of 2017.<p>The best Mac apps of 2017<p>No …

Apps

Darkroom 3.3 Update Adds Support for RAW+JPEG Composite Image Editing

Popular pro-grade photo editing software Darkroom reached version 3.3 on Saturday, bringing improved image format handling to the app and smoothing out a handful of new features that were introduced in November's iPhone X focused redesign.<p>Last month, Darkroom v3.2 embraced Apple's latest dual-lens …

How to Brighten Portraits in Only 2 Minutes in Photoshop

Today Phlearn teach you a quick, effective way to brighten your portraits. Never again worry about the desaturated, unnatural skin tone that can come …

Hands-on: MobileMiner – how to mine cryptocurrency on an iPhone [Video]

When you think of a cryptocurrency mining rig, it’s easy to associate it with large rigs featuring multiple GPUs in some type of air-cooled room. While that may be true, not every cryptocurrency needs hulking GPUs and rigs designed specifically with mining in mind. In fact, thanks to a handy app …

The Best Apps for Photographers

Man, is it fun to be a photographer right now.<p>I don't mean to say that photography wasn't fun before, but if you ask me, we're in a golden age of …

'ProtonMail Bridge' Brings Encryption to Outlook, Thunderbird, and Apple Mail

Swiss-based encrypted email provider ProtonMail today announced Bridge, an app for premium account holders that aims to bring easy-to-use email encryption to desktop email clients like Outlook, Thunderbird, and Apple Mail.<p>One of our goals has always been to bring easy-to-use encrypted email to …

Information Systems

Photoshop Tips: Here’s How to Create Dramatic B&W Photos with a “Classic” Film Look (VIDEO)

There are numerous methods for converting color images to black and white, and some are more effective than others. In this Photoshop tutorial, …

Tutorials

This 32-Inch Philips Display with 99% Adobe RGB and HDR is Only $500

Philips has announced a new 32-inch professional monitor with HDR and 99% Adobe RGB coverage: the Philips Brilliance QHD LCD P-line 328P6AUBREB. The …

10 Math Tricks That Will Blow Your Mind

Are you ready to give your mathematics skills a boost? These simple math tricks can help you perform calculations more quickly and easily. They also …

Mathematics

Buoy is a smart home water system that gives you complete control

Smart appliances have allowed us to take control of our home security, heating, lighting, and more. Now you can do the same with your water supply, thanks to Buoy.<p>This revolutionary new smart device uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to give you a complete understanding and complete …

Water

How to create long-exposure effects with iPhone

One of the neatest tricks you can do with a standalone camera is the long exposure trick. You may have seen it used to turn the tail-lights of a car into long streaks of red curving through the dark behind a ghostly car, or to blur turbulent waters into a peaceful, misty-looking lake. In a regular …

20 ISO tips to boost your camera skills

<b>Whether you want to boost your camera’s light sensitivity or shutter speeds, James Abbott reveals how to get more with his ISO tips.</b><p>1. ISO tips: …

This HDR app gives photos a power polish [Deals]

These days, our phones ship with amazing cameras built in. But once the photo is taken, most people are more likely to edit it in Instagram than in Photoshop, if they edit it at all. And that’s no way to make the most of your mobile photos.<p>Hydra offers an easy way to take digital photos up a notch. …