Armando Roman

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How to keep those annoying phone calls off your iPad or Mac

I love the idea of being able to answer a phone call on my Mac, or even on my iPad. The convergence of this communication technology seems like it has great potential.<p>In reality, though, I end up getting three rings for every call, each slightly time-shifted from the rest, as I sit in my …

iOS

Wooden Skate Decks Beautifully Designed by Laser Engraving

Customized skate decks are nothing new, but you've probably never seen them look like this before. Brooklyn-based design studio Magnetic Kitchen used their talents and laser cutter to permanently transfer artwork onto premium maple wood boards. The process creates a unique embossed effect by …

Magnetism

How To Take Screenshots On Your Mac The Right Way [OS X Tips]

Here at Cult of Mac, we take quite a few screenshots. Our current favorite for taking and annotating them is Share Bucket, and of course you can always use Preview or Grab to take your screenshots, but what about the basics? Not everyone needs fancy screenshot capabilities. Aren’t the built-in …

Operating Systems

Enable Flash For Specific Websites With Safari [OS X Tips]

Ugh, Flash content, right? It slows everything down, and buries content within inaccessible Flash movies, and forces you to install and keep updating the plugin, even if you don’t need it.<p>Honestly, I hope Flash goes the way of the dodo, and HTML5 takes over. If I had my druthers, I’d disable Flash …

Operating Systems

20 Minimal Designed Business Cards

25.6K<p>SHARES<p>Sometimes the best business cards are the most minimal. Instead of trying to slap every effect you can do on to a business card, you're …

Paper Partners With Moleskine To Bring Your iPad Drawings To Life

What do you get when you combine everyone’s favorite drawing app for the iPad with everyone’s favorite paper journal? You get an awesome partnership with Paper by FiftyThree and Moleskine.<p>FiftyThree and Moleskine have created an easy way to take a digital creation and make it a frozen moment in …

How To Sign A PDF Form On Your Mac Without Printing It [OS X Tips]

As it turns out, I end up having to sign a lot of documents, such as contracts, IRS forms, and the like. Many of these are in PDF form (bravo), and some even let me fill them out via my keyboard (even better).<p>Unfortunately, they still expect us to print these babies out, sign them with a pen, and …

10 Great iOS And Mac Apps To Help You Survive College

You’re going to college, which means plenty of sleepless nights, lots of good memories, and maybe a little studying on the side. The truth is that college can be stressful, so it never hurts to be too prepared.<p>Luckily, there are tons of excellent apps out there on both the Mac and iOS to help you …

Apps

Realmac brings Smart Drawing tools to screenshot app Ember

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Realmac Software announced Thursday an update to its recently released screenshot capture app Ember. Version 1.1 of the digital …

Encrypt Your Time Machine Backup Disks For Extra Security [OS X Tips]

Backing up your Mac via Time Machine is highly recommended, and super easy to do, as well. It’s really the only backup system I’ve ever found myself using on a regular basis, because it’s so simple to use and easy to set up. All you need to do is connect any USB drive to your Mac, head to the Time …

Operating Systems

The Most Trippy MacBook Engraving You’ve Ever Seen

We’ve seen our fair share of cool MacBook decals and engravings over the years, but holy crap this one might take the cake. as the most trippy MacBook engraving ever.<p>Your retinas can get lost for days swimming through this weird Illuminati vortex. The redditor who created it said he designed it …

Cool Stuff

Exigo For iPad Makes It Simple To Keep Your Small Business Organized

If you run a small business, then you know how cumbersome it can be to keep track of tasks, invoices, sales, and estimates. A new iPad app called Exigo is here to help you out, and it promises to keep you organized.<p>The app is broken down into five sections: sales, estimates, tasks, bills, and …

Small Business

Ignore Unwanted Or Unknown Calls To Your iPhone More Easily [iOS Tips]

Now here’s a slick little trick fresh off the boat from those wacky folks at Macworld that will have you wondering, “why didn’t I think of that?”<p>You know how you get tons of calls each week or month that are from solicitors, political pollsters, and that weird uncle who will just not leave you …

iOS

SanDisk’s New Thumb Drives Have Built-In Wi-Fi

USB thumb drives are fast becoming useless, simply because we have nothing to plug them into. I used to get excited when PR folks gave me a 1GB stick instead of a DVD containing their press info, but how am I supposed to stick it into my iPad?<p>SanDisk’s new Connect Wireless Flash Drive fixes that. …

Tech Trends

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ISPs

Manually Update Your Apps In iOS 7 Beta [iOS TIps]

A promising feature of the upcoming iOS 7 is the automatic updating feature for apps. As Senator John McCain knows, manually updating ever sigle app on your iOS device–especially as you start to collect a bunch–can be a real time sink.<p>Fortunately, iOS 7 beta has the ability to just let all your …

iOS

Block Numbers From Calling, Messaging You In iOS 7 beta [iOS Tips]

Remember that any of the iOS 7 beta features and tips we share with you could change before the latest mobile operating system from Apple hits the streets this coming fall.<p>Also, be sure that you’re not using a beta iOS 7 on an iPhone you need to get work done on–-Apple has provided it without …

iOS

Four Tricks To Master The Dock On Your OS X Mac [Feature]

The Dock is one of those things that we all use on our Macs, but may not really do much more than swap out applications and use whatever Stacks were put there when we got the darn Mac.<p>However, if you really want to get the most out of your Mac, you might as well learn how to do a bit more with the …

Operating Systems

Colorful drawing app hides a secret: a hidden tethering mode (Update: removed from App Store)

<i>Update: Surprise! The app has been removed from the App Store.</i><p>Yet another iOS app developer has managed to sneak an app to unlock iPhone Internet Tethering into the App Store.<p>This time, the app is not a flashlight, but a colorful drawing app called “Little Artist Canvas“.<p>The tethering setup process …

Hacked AT&T Carrier Update Promises Faster Data Speeds On iOS

Earlier this month, a hacked carrier update for the T-Mobile iPhone 5 that brought increased data speeds was released by Joe Brown and Sky Zangas, two developers behind iTweakiOS. Now the duo have released a similar hack for AT&T devices, only this time, it’s not just for the iPhone.<p>The hacked …

iOS

Five Tricky, Advanced Ways To Save Space On Your Mac Hard Drive [Feature]

Saving space on your Mac’s hard drive is more important than ever, especially if you use one with a faster but smaller solid state drive in it, like my Macbook Air. Being able to manage your space wisely is the key here, and once you’ve done the obvious things, like pare down your Applications …

iOS Glitch Allows Spaces To Be Added To Home Screen Without Jailbreak

There are some nifty tweaks for jailbroken iOS devices that allow you to add blank spaces to your home screen and arrange your app icons any way you like. Well now you don’t need to jailbreak to have this option, because a newly-discovered glitch in iOS lets you create blank spaces with a bit of …

iOS

Use Siri To Generate A Super Secure Random Password [iOS Tips]

As you may know, Siri is backed by the seriously amazing knowledge web site, Wolfram Alpha, which makes dynamic computations about your search terms based on a its own collection of built-in data, special algorithms, and other secret fancy methods. Or, to put it another way: magic.<p>Anyway, Siri taps …

Wolfram Alpha

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 …

MacBook Air

A Great Guide To Taking Product Photos With Your iPhone

One question I get asked a lot (well, <i>quite</i> a lot anyway, considering the small size our team) in the Cult of Mac chatroom is "what camera should I get for taking better product shots?"<p>As reviews editor, this make me happy – of course I want better pictures on our reviews! – but the truth is that …

Mobile Photography

Briefs Looks Like The Ultimate iOS App Prototyping Tool For Designers

Briefs is a new Mac app that allows designers to create interactive mockups of iOS apps. Developed by MartianCraft, Briefs can build iPhone and iPad app mockups without a single line of code. It looks like the ultimate tool for prototyping app ideas to clients and developers.<p>Different elements of …

Mockups

The Logitech FabricSkin Brings A Surface-Like Fabric Keyboard To Your iPad

Logitech has today announced a new addition to its growing family of iPad keyboard cases, but this one is unlike anything the company has offered before. It’s called the FabricSkin, and it offers a fabric keyboard much like that that comes with the Microsoft Surface tablet.<p>The great thing about a …

Logitech

Gorgeous Leather iPhone Case Shows Backwards-Opening Design Is Better

Cult of Mac reader Derek Stein put me on to this hot hot leather case for the iPhone 5. It’s similar in intent to the TwelveSouth SurfacePad I re-reviewed on Friday in that it’s a simple wraparound leather cover. The differences are that it looks less functional and much longer lasting.<p>The case is …

iOS

CNC Router Bits Demystified

CNC routers need bits. They determine the kind of carving you can do, the resolution of your finished designs, and how fast you can move through the …

Tips For Living Frugally & Saving Drive Space On A Tiny Mac SSD [Feature]

<b>Tip</b>: Run Rdio or Spotify on your desktop machine first so they can scan your local libraries.<p>One of the biggest space hogs on a computer is photos.<p>One essential Dropbox trick you need to know: Turn off the Camera Uploads folder in the Selective Sync preferences.<p>Next time you’re about to save …

Dropbox