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Apple now shipping LG’s UltraFine 5K Display in under a week

Apple is beginning to catch up with demand for the LG UltraFine 5K Display, causing shipping times to drop significantly in the U.S.<p>Earlier this week, new orders for the $974 screen were scheduled to ship in two to four weeks, but as of this morning, that estimate has been cut to just three to five …

How to use an iPad as an external display and Touch Bar for your Mac [Video]

As an LG UltraFine 5K Display owner, I’ve been using my MacBook Pro in closed-clamshell mode for the last week. Closed-clamshell mode allows me to drive an external display with the MacBook’s lid closed.<p>While such a setup looks neat and takes up less desk real estate, there are a few downsides …

Rent any movie from Google or Amazon this Christmas for just $0.99

Google and Amazon have both launched holiday promotions for their online movie rental services. You can head over to Google Play and grab any title (including a number of recent blockbusters) for $0.99, or do the same at Amazon Video using the promo code “MOVIE99.” In both cases, you can only get …

Film Industry

Affinity Photo, Finally a True Alternative to Photoshop for Windows

Affinity Photo was released over a year ago on Mac OS X. Its success on the App Store definitely shows how great the software truly is. It is also …

Microsoft thinks its time Mac users ditch Evernote for OneNote

It seems Microsoft doesn’t like Evernote. That’s okay, I don’t either.<p>It doesn’t matter what your reasoning. Whether it’s the constant state of flux in the upper levels of management, the bloated and not-at-all reliable interface or the fact that the price just went up to $69.99 per year for …

This golf tracking system turns your phone into a virtual caddie

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Arccos On some level, all golf tech is superfluous. Golf is a game with no shortcut to competency — you either practice and get the …

Golf

9 best iPhone VR experiences you can have right now

From becoming Godzilla to healing brains, there's plenty to do.<p>You might be tempted by an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, but that plus-£500 price tag is …

What Reuters Taught Me About UX

One of the biggest issues I run into as a designer is putting error and empty states off until last. When you really consider your product in the …

Time I

Comment on TarDisk Pear 2.0 can double the storage of your MacBook in 5 minutes by Charles Kuttner

I’ve been using Tardisk since 8/16. Twice, I’ve had a gradually increasing incidence of kernel panics to the point of more than a dozen times per …

Alarm.com's Apple TV app lets users stream HD security video, pan and tilt cameras with Siri Remote

At CES Unveiled on Monday, smart home solutions provider Alarm.com launched a new Apple TV app that allows users to monitor and interact with live HD …

Smart TV

The first 15 apps you should download for your new iPhone

1/<p>Google Photos is the best app for managing and backing up your camera roll.<p>iTunes<p>Google Photos is an overall better solution to Apple's built-in …

Get Canary’s all-in-one home security system + air quality/temperature sensor for $179 (Reg. $200)

This is one of the best deals yet on our favorite all-in-one, iPhone-controlled home security system and air quality detector.<p>Just in time for the holidays, <b>get $20 off Canary</b>. That brings the price down to $179 from the regular $199. Better yet, you can <b>save a total of $50 off regular price</b> when …

Apple's 25 Best iPhone Apps of the Year

Klodjana Dervishi<p>Jun Imaizumi<p>Francis Olarte<p>Kinyat Chan<p>Gayle Tan<p>Dan Carr<p>Klodjana Dervishi<p>James Bogue<p>David Kalonick<p>Brendan Ó Se<p>Chris Cotter<p>Pei …

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Apple TV gets an app for over-the-air channels (with the right hardware)

Users of the new Apple TV can now watch live over-the-air channels directly through the set-top box, provided they’re willing to spend another $100 or more on additional hardware.<p>A new third-party Apple TV app called Channels ($15) lets users watch live TV through a SiliconDust HDHomeRun networked …

Smart TV

Pro Tip: Access your Apple Music playlists anywhere

I made an Apple Music playlist of Paste’s top 50 albums of 2015 via iTunes on my Mac. I was able to share it out on Facebook and to my friends via Messages, but I wasn’t able to see the playlist on my iPhone.<p>I made sure that I was logged in to my iTunes account on both my Mac and my iPhone, I …

Two-factor authentication: Everything you need to know!

Why is two-factor authentication so important?<p>Passwords are weak, broken, and by all accounts, outdated: Having to remember a random assortment of …

Tips and tricks for the new Apple TV's Siri Remote

The Siri Remote that comes with the new fourth-generation Apple TV is way more powerful than the Apple Remote it replaces. It’s fun to use, and …

Smart TV

The best apps and games for new Apple TV

The fourth generation Apple TV has started making its way to customers who pre-ordered it from today. It is also available for in-store purchase …

August’s new HomeKit Smart Lock turns Siri into a bouncer

August, the smart-home accessories manufacturer out of San Francisco, unveiled its latest vision for the connected home today by expanding its product lineup to include a new Doorbell Cam that can automatically detect when visitors arrive at your door, as well as a new Smart Keypad for people who …

Researchers unearth scary new iOS malware, but Apple says it won’t affect devices with iOS 8.4 or later

Gone are the days when iOS malware reports were a rare thing. Following a wave of malware attacks on the iPhone and iPad – including a massive App …

Apps

Mossberg: The iPhone 6S keeps Apple on top in the smartphone race

Apple’s job every year is to bring out a new iPhone with enough improvements to justify an upgrade, a new purchase, or a switch from a competing phone. This year, the company has done it again with the iPhone 6S, adding core new features including a screen that detects the pressure of your touch …

Mobile Technology

Web design review roundup: Our favorite Mac apps for building a website

A crowded slate of Mac apps aim to make building a full-featured, modern website drag-and-drop simple. Many even support one of the most crucial new …

Mac Apps

Frame.io FCPX companion app

Shares 5<p><b>By technical editor Matt Allard:</b><p>Frame.io is designed to replace the hassle of using programs like Dropbox for file sharing, Vimeo for video …

Filmmaking

Unicorns review: Use your Mac to stream online what's happening on your iPhone

First, the obvious: Unicorns has the best Mac app icon. Who doesn’t love unicorns? How can you hate on a unicorn Mac icon?OK, now that that’s out of …

Unicorns

20 All-Time Best Steve Jobs Quotes | Inc.com

Which is your favorite Jobs quote? Post it on my Twitter feed.<p>1. "Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."<p>2. "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."<p>3. "That's been one of my mantras -- …

Motivation

How to Use Your iPhone With HomeKit-Enabled Devices

Now that HomeKit-enabled accessories are hitting the market, you may be wondering what you can do with your new connected devices. Whether you are controlling the temperature, turning off lights, or locking the front door, you will be able to use your iPhone to take care of various activities …

Review: August Smart Lock provides smart home security features for your front door (Video)

I’m always in the market for new smart home stuff. Just about every room in my house has some gadget or accessory to make things a bit easier. Recently, I moved this smart home mission outside with the addition of Ring Video Doorbell, but now I’m tackling the front door with the August Smart …

This Beautiful Notes App Uses Hashtags To Organize Your Notes

Note taking apps are dime a dozen these days, but occasionally I stumble across a new one that does something smarter than the rest.<p>Letterspace, an app for iOS and Mac, is a beautifully designed free app that organizes your notes in an interesting new way we’ve seen on only social media so far: …

Xvida Creates A Safe Solution for Using Your iPhone While Driving

I do a lot of driving here in Vermont and it has recently become illegal to handle a phone while behind the wheel. I have tried many different dash mounts and like the functionality of magnetics, which have a magnet on the mount and a metal plate on the phone so that you don't have to fiddle with …

Mobile Technology