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Secret Apple Watch controls: How to use the Digital Crown and side button!

In some ways, the iPhone X takes after the Apple Watch's design: Both have no home button, both are all screen, and both have a surprising amount of …

How to enable text selection in OS X’s Quick Look

Anyone who has used a Mac for more than a minuscule amount of time has more than likely come across Quick Look, the pop-up window that is invoked …

Operating Systems

Resolve to take better care of your Mac in 2015 - here's how!

New year, new resolutions. If "take better care of my Mac" was on your list of things to do, here are some practical tips to make that happen. I've …

How to Connect a Playstation 3 Controller to a Mac in OS X El Capitan, Yosemite & Mavericks

If you want to use a Playstation 3 controller to play games on a Mac, you’ll find that connecting the PS3 controller and syncing it for use with Mac …

How to take incredible impromptu photos of your kids with your iPhone

The iPhone is the best camera most of us have with us most of the time, and that includes those times when kids do the most amazing, the most …

Family Sharing: The ultimate guide

Family Sharing lets you share your iTunes, App Store, and iBooks purchases with everyone in your group. You can create child accounts so that kids …

Duet Display lets you use iPhone or iPad as an extra display for your Mac, without lag

Although Duet Display is not the first app to allow your iOS device to act as an extra display for your Mac (Shape’s $10 iDisplay comes to mind), …

Wink Smart Home Hub and GE Link Wireless White LED Light Bulb: $16 Prime Shipped ($58 value)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>A new Amazon bundle nets you a Wink Smart Home Hub and a GE White LED Wireless Light Bulb for only <b>$15.99 Prime shipped</b>.<p>It would …

How to fix OS X Yosemite’s annoying, overflowing save sheet bug

Since installing OS X Yosemite, I’ve had a problem: Every time I try to save anything in Chrome, the Save Sheet interface is so long it runs off the screen, making it impossible for me to click “OK” or “Cancel.” I assumed it was something I had done, but nope, it’s a particularly annoying Yosemite …

Operating Systems

How to Use SemiRestore to Restore iOS 8.1 Without Wiping Jailbreak

We have repeatedly reminded you “Pangu jailbreak not working on iOS 8.1.1” and Apple will soon stop signing iOS 8.1. So jailbreakers should stay away …

Everything you need to know about iCloud Keychain

iCloud Keychain is Apple's attempt to bring password management to the mainstream. With it, your account names, passwords, and even credit cards …

Information Systems

The iDownloadBlog + Sphero bonanza giveaway

Christmas might still be a month away but we want to beat Santa Claus to the punch and offer you a chance to get something fun without you having to …

Sexy, slim cases to complement your iPhone 6

You’ve got a brand-spanking new iPhone 6, and boy is it beautiful. You love looking at it and holding its tender, curved edges, but you’re terrified that you’ll drop it and scratch it up. Or worse: shatter the screen into a million tiny pieces.<p>You need a case that’s protective, functional, and most …

Continuity: The Ultimate Guide

The iPhone, iPad, and Mac are all different devices with different interfaces, but they can and <i>should</i> provide a seamless way for people to move …

How to use iMovie to create slow-motion videos

As of iOS 8, iMovie for iOS received a whole bunch of speed controls beyond "sloooooow" and "super super chipmunk fast," and they're really simple to …

How to get the iCloud Drive or Files app on iPhone and iPad

The iCloud Drive in iOS 10 lets you see all of the files you have stored on iCloud Drive right in one place. Coming in iOS 11, the Files app will do …

30 new and updated jailbreak tweaks worth checking out

With the release of the Pangu jailbreak for both Windows and Mac users, developers have been busy updating their tweaks for iOS 8 and iPhone 6 or 6 …

Best iOS 7 Cydia Repos and Sources in 2014

For the jailbreakers, they most want is useful tweaks and free apps, however, you must first jailbreak iOS 7 with Evasi0n7, followed by adding a …

Oddball USB stick offers infinite iPhone storage

Slo-mo videos have become my favorite new thing to shoot with the iPhone 6 Plus now that Apple added the ability to spit out gorgeous vids at 240 FPS, but my slo-mo addiction comes at a heavy cost: storage space.<p>The best smartphone camera in the world doesn’t mean jack if your 16GB iPhone can’t …

My favorite iOS 8 features, big and small

Yes, I know that Yosemite is the newer OS, but I feel like I’m just hitting my stride with iOS 8. After a month or so with Apple’s latest mobile OS, …

Mpow 4.2Amps 20W Dual USB Port Car Charger $7 Prime shipped AC (Reg. $16), 6 Amp $9 Prime shipped AC

Amazon is offering the Mpow (4.2Amps 20W) Dual USB Port Car Charger for $9.99. When you enter the coupon code: <b>MPOW42AM</b> the total drops to only <b>$6.99</b> with free Prime shipping. That’s $10 off the list price and the lowest it’s ever been on Amazon.<p>It can charge two USB devices at the same time and it’s …

Best camera apps for iPhone: How to take the best photos possible!

Need more than the built-in camera on your iPhone? Try these great App Store alternatives!<p>Looking for the best iPhone apps for taking photos on your …

Mac Mini 2014: Which Model to Buy

Whenever Apple talks about the Mac mini—like at the October event in Cupertino—the company always mentions how the Mac mini is a favorite with first-time Mac users. While that may be true, the Mac mini isn't just a computer for newbies. Its combination of affordability, compactness, and performance …

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 6 Plus, 6, 5s, 5c, 5, 4s Using Pangu8 (Windows) [iOS 8.1]

These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 6 Plus, 6, 5s, 5c, 5, 4s on iOS 8.0 - 8.1 using Pangu8 for Windows...<p>If you aren't already at …

How to jailbreak iOS 8 and install Cydia using Pangu 1.1.0 on Windows

The definitive version of Pangu for Windows is here. This version, as you’ve likely read, is complete with a bundled Cydia installation and English …

OS X Yosemite Interactive Starter Guide

Looking for a a quick way to get up to speed on all of OS X Yosemite’s most outstanding features? Our OS X Yosemite Interactive Starter Guide is a …

Get a 3D Dock Again in OS X Yosemite (or a Transparent Dock too)

The Dock is just one of a variety of aspects of the Mac OS X interface that was overhauled and flattened in Yosemite. Gone are the days of the 3D …

Tips for getting the most out of OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite packs a lot of new features inside a cleaner, flatter interface on the Mac. It’s a big upgrade, and there’s a lot to take in at first glance.<p>Whether you’re a Mac novice or a seasoned expert, there’s plenty to explore in the latest version of OS X. Wondering how to get started? Here …

More tips and tricks for mastering OS X Yosemite

Whether you’re a Mac novice or a seasoned veteran, there are a ton of tips and ticks out there for mastering OS X Yosemite. In Part 2 of our Yosemite tip series, we gather more of the very best.<p>Quickly switch to dark mode<p>Instead of having to poke around System Preferences, you can quickly toggle …

Operating Systems

Enable Dark Mode with a Keyboard Shortcut in OS X

Dark Mode impacts the appearance of the Dock and Menu Bar in OS X, turning both from their grey on white defaults to a higher contrast white text …