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Grovemade releases new HomePod stands made from aluminum, wood, and cork to keep away white rings

Grovemade has today announced its latest Apple accessory, the HomePod Stand. The new hand-finished stands offer a clean, minimal aesthetic to prop up your HomePod and prevent the speaker from damaging wood tops.<p>While Pad & Quill was quick to market with the first accessory to prevent white rings …

Furniture

BauBax: The World's Best Travel Windbreaker for Men (Black) | Cult of Mac Deals

The BauBax windbreaker just may be the smartest jacket you'll ever own. An all-weather, sleek water-repellent windbreaker jacket, the BauBax contains <i>15 features</i> including built-in neck pillow, eye mask, gloves, iPad pocket, drink pocket, and many more for your travel and gadgets. Protect yourself …

Hands-on: CalDigit’s TS3 is a compact dock with full speed MacBook Pro power delivery [Video]

CalDigit’s TS3 is a Thunderbolt 3-enabled dock in a very compact form factor. The dock omits the flat landscape design that has been the hallmark of most Thunderbolt 3 docks thus far, and instead comes with a compact design that can be placed on a desk vertically or horizontally.<p>Most notably, the …

A visual overview of Apple’s essential design principles

Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines have been the core of the company’s design philosophy ever since the Macintosh in 1978. Apple design evangelist Mike Stern gave an overview of the ever-evolving guidelines during a Wednesday session at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>The session, …

UX Design

Ten iMessage Apps Actually Worth Installing

Last year, Apple launched mini apps for iMessage in a bid to liven up its default messaging app and fend off competition from third-party …

Apps

Program an SMS Bot Using Python and Twilio

This winter I went to Utah with some friends, and explored some of the most remote and beautiful places in the world. I hiked through Star Wars looking terrains, and was in awe at the bright red canyons. However, there was one problem: we were in such remote places, the cellular connection was …

Python Programming

Apple Shares New iPhone 7 Photography Tutorial Videos

Earlier this month, Apple launched a new "How to Shoot on iPhone 7" website and video series featuring short tutorials designed to help users take advantage of the camera features built into the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.<p>As of yesterday, four new tutorial videos have been added to the site, …

Video Tutorials

4 solutions to the iPhone 7's dongle crisis

If you've got an iPhone 7, you're probably pretty pleased with yourself. What you're probably less pleased about is the removal of the 3.5mm …

Make a Survival Kit out of an Altoids Tin

<b>Fire and Light</b><p><b>Water and Food</b><p><b>Signaling and Navigation</b><p><b>Tools and Medical Supplies</b><p><b>Multipurpose</b><p><b>The Day Hunter</b><p><b>Fire and Light</b><p><b>Water and Food</b><p><b>Signaling,</b> …

Travel

eBook Search 3.0 Offers Readers Access to Millions of Free eBooks

If you’re an avid eBook reader, you might want to take a look at eBook Search 3.0, Inkstone Software’s recently updated free eBook search app for iOS …

Beginning Ethical Hacking with Python - pdf - Free IT eBooks Download

Learn the basics of ethical hacking and gain insights into the logic, algorithms, and syntax of Python. This book will set you up with a foundation …

Disguising your AirPods as dental floss is the best way to deter thieves

While compact, at $159 a pair, AirPods are certainly not cheap – which in turn makes them an ideal target for sticky-fingered Apple fan boys and girls. But there might be one viable anti-theft solution that will deter crooks from snatching your flashy new wireless earbuds.<p>E-commerce vendor Etsy is …

Apps

Hands-on: Glyph’s Atom SSD is a good choice for MacBook and MacBook Pro-owning creatives [Video]

As a full time Final Cut Pro X user, I’m always on the lookout for things that can make my editing workflow easier. One such product that fits that description is the Atom SSD from Glyph.<p>The USB-C-enabled 1TB Atom SSD lends ample storage space to the MacBook Pro in a small, portable form factor. …

27 things you didn't know your iPhone could do

Even though we use our iPhones all day every day, there are still a handful of features that are relatively unknown.<p>Some of these features are buried …

Funny: The untold history of Apple’s Get a Mac campaign (audio)

“As we went through script after script, Steve kept saying, “That’s f__ing stupid. That is so inane. Who the hell cares about that?” — Creative …

Steve Jobs

This $20 gadget lets you use your iPhone 7 in your car now that your aux-in port is useless

You’ve spent nearly a decade plugging your iPhone into your car using an aux-in port, allowing you to play all the music you want while charging your …

Tech Trends

10 Macbook Pro Accessories That Work with Thunderbolt 3

Apple made waves this year by ditching the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and abandoning ports with the MacBook Pro (save for the Thunderbolt 3). The …

MacBook

Managing multiple Python projects: Virtual environments

Even Python learning materials that get into very advanced language features rarely mention some practical things that would be very helpful to know …

Python Programming

NEW TO MAC OS? HERE ARE 30 OF THE BEST APPS AVAILABLE

So you’ve got a new Mac and you’re looking to make the most of the robust application environment on MacOS Sierra? Well, we’ve got you covered. There …

Guy turns plastic bottles into hydroelectric iPhone charger

There’s nothing worse than having a dead iPhone battery in the middle of nowhere, but for science mastermind Thomas Kim, that’s never a problem.<p>In one of the latest in his series projects where he turns everyday garbage into scientific creations, Kim tapped into the power of beautiful little …

A ZFS developer’s analysis of the good and bad in Apple’s new APFS file system | Ars Technica

Encryption options are great, but Apple's attitude on checksums is still funky.<p>This article was originally published on Adam Leventhal's blog in …

Extracted

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2016

The apps recognized as Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's</i> …

How your iPhone can help you through hurricane season

What apps and websites do you need to track hurricane season? How can your iPhone help? Here's what you need to know!June 1 marks the official start …

This Guy's App Could Turn Our Old iPhones into Thousands and Thousands of Surveillance Cameras

Perch Live makes it easier than ever to catch people acting sketchy, if you're into that sort of thing.<p>Back in the dial-up days of the neolithic internet, staring at choppy, blurry webcam footage of people living their average, boring lives was an exciting and transgressive facet of online life. …

Surveillance

How-To: Find your MacBook’s battery cycle count and learn what it means about its battery life

Recently I noticed that my Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display seemed to be dying at a faster clip. Naturally, I assumed that the battery might be going bad.<p>After checking the battery cycle count, I learned that I was probably wrong about the battery being bad, as the cycle count was still …

Docker For Mac Beta Review

I finally got access to the Docker For Mac beta. My initial impressions are extremely positive. With Docker packaged so well for end users that …

iMac

Apple Inc. turns 40

Apple turns 40 years old next week on April 1. To celebrate in their typical “don’t dwell on the past but whoa look at all the cool stuff we’ve done” …

Bill Gates

Apple Pencil: 3 sites that will teach you how to draw

When Apple released the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, there was a great deal of appreciation expressed by artists around the world. The combination of …