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Comment on New MacBook Pros and the State of the Mac by The MacBook Pro is a lie - Thomas Pikolin

[…] loss of the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 just a month prior. Just take a look at this studious blog post from Michael Tsai, which gathers …

MacBook Pro

How to restore Mac startup chimes on 2016 MacBook Pro

By now, you’ve probably heard that the new MacBook Pro doesn’t automatically play Apple’s iconic startup chord when you power it on.<p>While not met with the same hostility as the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack on iPhone 7, the change definitely upset some people. Especially since the sound …

MacBook Pro

The Best Wireless Headphones (Because iPhone 7 EarPods Are Already Glitchy)

Testing, testing, is this thing on? If you have the iPhone 7 earphones that came with your new device, you probably can't hear a thing. The Apple Lightning EarPods have a software glitch that causes the volume control dongle (a techy word for adapter) to stop working intermittently. When that …

Does Acer's New Swift 7 Spell Doom For Apple?

Announced August 31 at the next@acer press event at IFA-Berlin, Acer Inc.’s Swift 7 computer boasts a super-thin, 0.39-inch laptop with prices starting at $999. The Swift 7 will be available in the U.S. starting in October, a perfect time to capitalize on the holiday rush, and just before Apple …

'Leaked' iPhone 7 Plus Package Surfaces With Unexpected Configuration Details

On Wednesday September 7th, Apple will be hosting an event where it is expected to be announcing the iPhone 7 and a new version of the Apple Watch. Rumors about the iPhone 7 have been widespread and it seems like Apple will be making modest changes to the device. But one of the biggest changes in …

Mobile Technology

Bastron B9 Glass Bluetooth Keyboard | DT Shop

• Glass capacity: Rigidity>6H, intensity: CS≥450mpa, DOL≥6um<br>• Material: aluminum & tempered glass<br>• Bluetooth version 3.0 transmission<br>• Distance: 10m<br>• Working …

The return of the breeze block

Breeze blocks are having a moment in the sun. Having been painfully hip in the architecture of the 1950s and 60s, they were used so extensively, in …

Wear an Apple Watch to the Beach, or Anywhere Else, with Catalyst's Waterproof Case

It’s quickly turning into the dog days of summer here in the United States, so that means lots of trips to the pool – or maybe the beach – to keep …

Apple’s Thunderbolt Display is dead: These are the best 4K & 5K displays for Mac

If you’ve been holding out for a new standalone desktop display from Apple, you’re either going to take news of the Thunderbolt Display being discontinued as a sign of good things to come, or as a cue to finally purchase a new 4K or 5K display from someone else. For most, especially considering …

LG Electronics

Ability to download individual Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for offline editing now rolling out

In 2013, Google Drive addressed one of the biggest advantages of Microsoft Office: offline access and editing. With this feature enabled, Docs, Slides, and Sheets effectively becomes a native application. An update starting today will allow users to select specific files to store and edit without …

Google

40 things you didn't know about Apple

Apple Computer was incorporated on April 1, 1976. Since the release of the Apple I that year, we've had the famous Macintosh, a fall into near-obscurity in the 1990s, and the revival and rise to the world's biggest company under Steve Jobs, and then Tim Cook.<p>But how well do you know Apple? To mark …

Here's the secret way to hide the iPhone apps that Apple won't let you delete

Apple includes 30 applications with the iPhone and none of them can be deleted. Many iPhone owners have resorted to creating an "Apple" folder that contains un-used and un-removeable apps.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook, has vaguely hinted that the company may be working on a way to remove the default apps that …

Apps

Review: Urban Ears Headphones Get the Job Done

There are headphones meant to broadcast "Hey, look at me!" and "I just spent $200 on a set of headphones!" The <b>Plattan Adv ($59)</b> from Urban Ears is not such a pair. Urban Ears sent me its wired version (a Bluetooth version is also available) in gray. The headphones come in a variety of colors, but …

How to boot your Mac in Verbose Mode

We previously discussed how booting your Mac into macOS’ Safe Mode can help troubleshoot various issues with your computer. In more obscure …

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

The boarding procedure has barely started at Chicago O’Hare, and Ben Schlappig has already taken over the first-class cabin. Inside Cathay Pacific …

Maze-like Buitenschot Land Art Park cuts ground noise from nearby airport in half

1/7<p>Buitenschot Land Art Park Paul de Kort & H+N+S Landschapsarchitecten<p>Landscape artist Paul de Kort teamed up with H+N+S Landscape Architects to …

Oxboard: Like a Segway without handles

It’s springtime in Chicago, and one sure sign is the bizarre lines of helmeted tourists teetering on Segways on the biking paths along Lake Shore Drive. When I am stopped at a light and see a group of Segwayers crossing the road, I always think to myself “Those things never really caught on.”<p>A …

Helmets

Jetman Dubai : Young Feathers 4K

How to Stop Music and Video Playback in iOS Using a Timer

These are instructions on how to stop music or video playback in iOS using a timer. You can follow this tutorial on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. …

Get The SKEYE Nano Drone, the world’s smallest quadcopter for only $34.99! [Deals]

If you have been searching for a super fun and easy to fly quadcopter drone, you can stop looking.<p>The SKEYE Nano Drone, which is the smallest quadcopter currently on the market as far as we know, is currently 40% off for a limited time only at Cult of Mac Deals.<p>Drone quadcopters are growing in …

Drones

If your Apple ID has been locked

Got an iPad and this app? You’ve got a second Mac screen

Ever since the iPad first came out, people have wanted to use their Apple tablets as a second computer monitor, but most of the software that makes …

Urban Night Illustration

I’ve been wanting to do this illustration ever since I first built the Sketchup model a month ago. A couple of areas that I focused on was the …

One of the best Yosemite features is now available on even older Macs

Even though Apple’s 2014 OS X update is compatible with many Mac models, including older machines dating back to 2007, not all the new features …

Change Your Mac's Text Cursor Blink Rate with a Terminal Command

Not a fan of your Mac's default text cursor blink rate? MacIssues points out that it's super easy to change with a couple of Terminal commands.<p>If …

Hate OS X Yosemite’s look? Here’s how to give it a classic makeover

With its candy-like icons, gradients, and transparencies, OS X Yosemite is a major departure from the look and feel of the Macintosh operating system. But if you don’t like that look and feel, here’s a few things you can do to make OS X look less candy-like, hearkening it back to the design …

Dodo Master Pocket: A platform game that follows an extinct bird and her quest to reclaim her eggs

Invalid data returned from the iTunes Web Service. Check your app ID, and verify that the iTunes is currently up.<p>Editor’s Pick:<p>Invalid data returned …

Destroy your foes in Vainglory, the epic game Apple used to showcase iPhone 6

Super Evil Megacorp stole the show during Apple’s iPhone 6 keynote in September thanks to ‘Scarf Guy’ and the kick-ass MOBA he was demoing called <i>Vainglory</i>. Now they’re ready to steal your afternoon by making their highly anticipated game available in the U.S.<p>We’ve been dying to enter the battle of</i> …

iPhone

The first Assassin’s Creed action-RPG just launched for iPhone and iPad

<i>Assassin's Creed Identity</i>, a new, free mobile game for iPhone and iPad, is now available in Australia and New Zealand as part of a soft launch, Ubisoft announced today.<p>The game is being developed by Ubisoft's Blue Byte Studio and takes place in the Italian Renaissance. Players choose from different …