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24 hidden settings that can maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

Stop Those Annoying Browser Prompts Asking for Your Location or to Send Notifications

If you've grown tired of answering those annoying browser prompts every time a website wants to show you notifications or know your location, you can …

Eureka Park Preview: Swidget Is The World’s First Modular Smart Home Outlet

CES 2018 Startup: Swidget Is The Last Outlet Your Home Will Ever Need It seems everywhere you turn there’s some new product in the world of the smart …

How to watch live broadcast TV on your Apple TV without cable

You can watch live broadcast television on your Apple TV without needing a cable subscription with HDHomeRun.Being a cord cutter (actually, I've …

Smart TV

How to add a fast new SSD to your old Mac or MacBook for only $150

When I first wrote about using solid state drives (SSDs) to radically improve the performance of older Macs, high-capacity SSDs were just beginning to become affordable. Replacing a Mac’s 500GB or 1TB hard drive with a same-sized SSD required at least $250 back then, but the benefits were …

The Easiest Way to Set Up Oculus Rift Room-scale Tracking (without drilling any holes)

While it’s true that the Oculus Rift didn’t initially support room-scale tracking, Oculus has embraced large-scale tracking, allowing for 360 degree …

This free iOS 11 stuck recovery app can save you a trip to the Genius Bar

<i>This post is brought to you by Tenorshare, maker of ReiBoot.</i><p>When your iOS device fails to start up, you’ve got choices. You could sit around weeping like a little baby. Or you could schlep it to the nearest Genius Bar. Or you could make the smart move: You could try to fix it yourself with free iOS …

Hung Up

How to block all calls on your iPhone except those from your contacts

There are very few things that are more annoying than unwanted cell phone calls. <i>Macworld</i> reader Douglas Cowan asks a question about a way to block …

LG expands home projector offerings with ProBeam UST and MiniBeam models

Though LG has announced the new projector additions more than a week before IFA opens its doors to the public, the company hasn't actually given too …

Gear & Gadgets

Nebula Mars Portable Cinema review: Portable projector shoots for the moon - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Nebula Mars is a compact portable projector that delivers decent video quality for its size, and has built-in sound via dual 10W speakers and a rechargeable battery that delivers up to 3 hours of battery life. It's Android-powered and has apps such as Netflix and YouTube for streaming …

Get these 3 in-demand skill sets and switch careers

There's no doubt about it: tech is king when it comes to the industry with the most dynamic, innovative opportunities on the market. There's only one …

Digital Marketing

Turning To VPNs For Online Privacy? You Might Be Putting Your Data At Risk

Worried about Internet companies snooping on your online browsing? You might turn to something called a virtual private network to protect your privacy. But researchers say these networks can themselves be insecure.<p>Earlier this year, the federal government rolled back rules that would have …

Privacy

How to Watch Cable on iPhone or iPad

The TV app, which was introduced with iOS 10.3, finally brings all of your TV and movie watching together. Within the TV app, you can see what your viewing options are all in one place, including shows from streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. While a lot of Apple TV users have cut the cable …

Intel’s Compute Card, a credit card-sized PC, will ship in August

Intel unveiled its Compute Card, a credit card-sized device that’s basically an entire PC, at CES this year. At Computex this week, the company officially launched the card with a full list of partners and what we can expect to see from them product-wise. These devices will all be at the show and …

Foxconn

How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing healthcare

There’s currently a shortage of over seven million physicians, nurses and other health workers worldwide, and the gap is widening. Doctors are stretched thin — especially in underserved areas — to respond to the growing needs of the population.<p>Meanwhile, training physicians and health workers is …

Pair this button with your iPhone for safety boost

Tech innovators have yet to create a device that activates a personal defense shield to ward off would-be attackers. But a small gadget called Revolar can discreetly alert the cavalry.<p>A smartphone in hand means you can make an immediate call for help, but some dangerous situations leave no time to …

How to fix disappearing iPhone passwords

Once you've changed your Apple/iCloud password you may find it keeps disappearing from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Here's how to bring it back …

How To Quickly Lock Your Mac From the Keyboard

- Feb 13, 2017<p>When you walk away from your desk for a restroom break, lunch, or another reason, you run the risk of prying eyes viewing your work and …

How to Set Up Your Mac for Wi-Fi Calling

- Feb 12, 2017<p>You can, in fact, make phone calls from your Mac. Wi-Fi (<i>WiFi</i>) calling is one of the perks you get when you choose to go with Apple’s …

This Smart Lock Will Make You Actually Want a Smart Lock

Smart locks are mostly a gamble: They promise the ability to unlock your home with only your smartphone, but it’s hard to shake the feeling that …

Home Automation

Ecobee3 remote sensors now work as HomeKit motion detectors & room temperature monitors

I’ve tested a lot of HomeKit thermostats and Ecobee3 remains my top pick. It’s a Wi-Fi smart thermostat with remote sensors that detect both presence and temperature in individual rooms, and the latest firmware update to Ecobee3 officially adds HomeKit support to these sensors. Here’s how it …

Dosime is a personal radiation tracker for hypochondriacs

One of the problems with building sensors to detect ubiquitous dangers is that those dangers remain, you know, ubiquitous. Despite this, a company called Dosime has built a portable radiation meter that will warn you about the invisible killer. The ovoid device either clips to your lapel or docks …

Radiation

This Bluetooth router connects to 22 devices from 1,000 feet

Surprisingly enough, Bluetooth has become one of the best methods for connecting smart devices. Internet of Things standards like Zigbee and Z-Wave still have plenty of issues, and WiFi, while popular, draws too much power to be effective for managing several smart devices. Meanwhile, most devices …

Smart Cube turns any drawer into a Bluetooth-controlled lockbox

One of the latest devices to go from crowdfunding to CES is this Bluetooth-connected lock from Smart Armor. The Cube uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to pair with your phone, and can unlock whenever it's in range (or from further away, if you have a Bluetooth router or other device to control it). …

Aira uses smart glasses to help blind people navigate the world

Aira is designed to make life a little easier for blind and visually impaired people. Using a pair of smart glasses or a phone camera, the system allows an Aira agent to see what the blind person sees in real-time, and then talk them through whatever situation they're in. Aira promises to make …

The Essential VR Music Videos of 2016

2016 has been a landmark year for VR and 360° video. VR finally grew into its spatial self, with more and more artists coming out of the proverbial …

This magical remote can control everything in your home

The 'Smart Remote' from 'Sevenhugs' adapts to whatever you point at<br>using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and infrared command.

Are you getting spam on your iPhone calendar? Here's how to make it stop

Fellow iPhone users of the world, are you getting weird spam events in your calendar? For the lucky few who have no idea what we’re talking about, …

Spark, an iOS email superstar, is now available for the Mac

Back in February my daily life as a productive person became meaningfully happier when Readdle released the iPad version of Spark, an email app that debuted on the iPhone in 2015. Now the company is following up with <b>a long-promised version of the app for MacOS</b>.<p>What makes Spark so good? It’s a …