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7 features from Windows you can bring to your Mac

Longtime Windows users making the leap to a Mac will need to go through a bit of an adjustment period before they begin to feel comfortable navigating MacOS. In an effort to bring you comfort, allow me to ask and answer seven questions that you might be muttering to yourself.<p>1. Wait, where's the …

Only Samsung Can Save Android From iPhone Domination

Sometimes numbers hide the true story. In the world of smartphones, the volume of Android sales tower over the rival iOS platform. Android accounts for over eighty percent of the market, with iOS a distant second (Kantar Worldpanel). With that measure Android is ‘winning’ but that’s not …

Mobile

The 7 Critical Elements Of A Great Book

I used to do manuscript appraisals when I taught creative writing full time. I would never have been able to do it without teaching, though, because …

Find out if it's time to replace your MacBook's battery

My aging MacBook Pro doesn't hold a charge like it once did. That's not surprising, since it's nearly five years old and batteries tend to lose their capacity over time.<p>And the less time my MacBook's battery lasts, the more I fear I'll wake up one morning to a dead laptop. Luckily, gauging exactly …

How to maintain your Mac's storage

Storage just stores, but to keep retrieval reliable it needs to be cared for. Over the long term, files progressively get messier and require …

How to Prepare your iPad for International Travel

Whether you’re the occasional traveler, or you frequently leave the country for work excursions, even the most seasoned veteran commuters can become flummoxed when it comes to using your iOS device without incurring unexpected charges on your phone bill. So, what can you do as an iPad owner to …

5 hobbies that will make you smarter

Work is never enough.<p>We all need to have hobbies other than our work to add value to our lives.<p>Finding activities that are rejuvenating is important, because it helps us maintain a proper work-life balance.<p>To prevent mental and emotional burnout, we need to disrupt our routines with a spark of …

Self-improvement

10 tips to make your Mac feel like new

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

8 easy ways to speed up your Mac

We all know a Mac is the best computer. It’s the most reliable, the least fuss and usually the most snappy. But, as with all computers, the trusty Macintosh can also become sluggish after a while.<p>In today’s <i>Cult of Mac</i> video, we’re going to show you eight easy, useful tips to speed up your Mac.<p>Speed …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

Facebook Messenger Gains Airline Information Bot

Facebook released a new feature today for its iOS Messenger app that allows users to receive booked flight information updates.<p>The instant messaging service's first 'airline bot' enables KLM Royal Dutch Airlines customers who have booked tickets through the airlines' website to have all their …

Chatbots

How to set up a redundant backup system

Thomas Staton asks about backup strategies:Since I have two backup drives, should I use Time Machine on both, or use cloning hardware on one and Time …

Archives

ZAGG Folio 9.7-Inch iPad Pro Keyboard Case

ZAGG has unveiled its latest keyboard case line for 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and its Folio iPad Pro case meets a balance between protection and slim …

Review: Western Digital’s My Cloud EX2 Ultra 8TB NAS Will Back You Up

- Mar 28, 2016<p>Sharing multiple USB attached drives via a computer over a network takes up more energy than needed. Networked attached storage …

This week reminded me of one thing I really hate about Apple

As I’ve written before, I have a love-hate relationship with Apple. I think the company makes terrific products and it does a great job of looking …

How to find and remove 'Other' files from iPhone and iPad

The 'Other' category in iPhone and iPad's storage doesn't have to take up so much space.The "Other" category on your iPhone and iPad is basically …

Final Cut Pro X: Getting started with Library management and organization [Video]

Final Cut Pro X has gone through a lot of changes since it first debuted as a reboot back in 2011. Since then, the app has grown up significantly, but it’s been able to retain its relatively low barrier to entry in the process. Final Cut Pro X is remarkably simple to learn, but it has a fairly high …

Filmmaking

TarDisk Pear 2.0 can double the storage of your MacBook in 5 minutes – The Gadgeteer

My main computer is a 13″ Apple MacBook Pro. I enjoy using it because it’s portable, has a retina display and great battery life. One thing I don’t …

MacBook Pro

A productivity expert says this 15-minute daily exercise can make you more successful

Time spent not working, the thinking goes, is time wasted.<p>Yet this logic couldn't be farther from the truth. As it turns out, taking periodic breaks to do "nothing" is crucial to productivity.<p>That's according to Chris Bailey, the 26-year-old author of "The Productivity Project," which describes the …

Time Management

15 Mac Hacks You've Probably Never Heard Of

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.<p>There are certain ones that …

PSA: Get 2GB of free Google Drive storage when you perform an account security checkup

Admit it: you can always use more cloud storage. Google is offering you an easy way to score more Drive space and get some extra peace of mind about …

Ways for Your Child to Embrace Meditation

My clients are diversified in age from 8 to 80 years old, and many of them want to open themselves to meditation. Adults have learned a variety of ways to put together a special space in their homes that is expressly used for that purpose. They have open to them the money and ability to purchase …

The complete, easy guide to backing up your Mac

If, tomorrow, something goes wrong with your Mac or if it gets stolen or damaged, replacing the hardware itself is <i>technically</i> very easy to do; it …

Operating Systems

Remote Buddy Display: Control Your Mac From Your Apple TV Using The Siri Remote

It's still the very early days for tvOS and the App Store on the new Apple TV, but we're starting to see some really neat apps for the new platform. Some of my early favorites (aside from the obvious content-delivery apps like Netflix and HBO Now) include Plex, VLC, GIFtv, and now Remote Buddy …

Live Studio turns videos into Live Photos

When Apple rolled out their latest batch of phones, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, they came with a new feature. One that could actually take photos, and …

Get iTunes to stop asking you to authorize your Mac

Trying to play a song in iTunes and getting the same error over and over can be frustrating. If your computer isn’t authorized with your Apple ID via iTunes, it won’t let you play any songs you’ve downloaded from the iTunes Store until it is. Sometimes iTunes will seem to get “stuck” prompting you …

Two must-have MacBook power solutions for up to 76% off

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Review: Western Digital My Cloud Mirror Gen 2 – Store Everything In The Cloud

- Dec 20, 2015<p>Cloud backup providers have begun rolling back online storage space and they are increasing the prices of backup plans. We are creating …