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DAW Cassette makes your music sound like it was recorded on tape

There’s little that’s more hipster than an audio cassette. Its sound is far from perfect, it’s impractical, and — most important of all — it is easy to see that you’re using one. But that doesn’t mean that tapes were all bad. Lo-fi cassette decks actually add some rather pleasant audio artifacts to …

Cloud storage may not be the sexiest purchase, but this is one of the best deals you'll find

Some people bungee jump. Others skydive. And other daredevils walk around without any backup for their photos, videos, and documents. Shove us out of …

MacTrast Deals: Nix Mini Color Sensor

- Mar 2, 2018<p>The Nix Mini Color Sensor will revolutionize the color delivery process and present you with instant color matches.<p>Nix Mini Color …

These are the top YouTube videos that went viral in 2017

<b>(CNN) —</b> YouTube's top viral video in 2017 was a singing man in an oyster costume.<p>The masked performer was a contestant on Thailand's aptly named singing competition show "The Mask Singer." The man in the mask sings "Until We Will Become Dust," which starts out as a ballad and eventually breaks into …

Music

Microsoft says its new laptops are twice as powerful as the MacBook Pro — here's what that means

In recent years, Apple's MacBook Pros have been the high-end notebook of choice for those who need a high-performance laptop.<p>Now, Microsoft wants its Surface Book to be that device. The company best known for Windows is making direct comparisons to Apple's aluminum juggernaut.<p>Here's how Microsoft's …

The new MacBook keyboard is ruining my life

It’s so bad<p>I was in the Grand Central Station Apple Store for a third time in a year, watching a progress bar slowly creep across my computer's black …

MacBook Pro

The Creators of Some of Technology's Most Addictive Features Think They're Harming Us

More and more former Silicon Valley players are speaking out against the psychological tricks the world’s biggest companies use to ensnare the …

This Wooden Renovo Bike Is Made from Glenmorangie Whisky Casks

Portland brand Renovo is known for its eye-catching and functional wood-framed bikes, which are more sustainable and arguably more beautiful than most traditional bikes. To offer something really special, and to celebrate its passion for all things wood, Renovo teamed up with fellow whiskey maker …

Whiskey

Seamlessly download and copy YouTube videos to iPad

If you ever need to get a video off YouTube and onto your iPad or iPhone, then Softorino’s YouTube Converter 3 should be an insta-buy. It’s a $20 Mac app that grabs YouTube videos, converts them to a Mac- or iOS-friendly format, and then sends those videos wirelessly to your device. I’ve tried it …

Apps

shimabuku's sharpened macbook air cuts an apple at the venice art biennale

apr 20, 2018<p>the monumental site-specific installation devised by german artist carsten höller and plant neurobiologist stefano mancuso has opened its …

These secret codes let you access hidden iPhone features

The iPhone has a handful of secret codes — some are very useful for everyone, some may only be useful for some. You can show your exact signal strength, display your call forwarding status, and hide your phone number from caller ID. Here are some of the best ones.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

The MacBook Air upgrade you should make if you're constantly running out of space

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr/alejandropintoOne of most common sources of frustration for computer users is running out of space.<p>It's a pain to shuffle your files …

Microsoft tops Apple in tablet satisfaction rankings

For the first time ever, Microsoft has beaten the iPad in J.D. Power’s latest tablet satisfaction rankings that found the Surface has a higher number of younger customers than its competitors.<p>Apple has dominated J.D. Power’s rankings over the last few years, but according to the popular ranking …

Tablets

Apple drops to fifth place in 2017 laptop rankings

Apple’s reputation as the world’s best laptop maker took a serious hit in 2016, due to the new MacBook Pro’s adoption of USB-C.<p>In the latest brand rankings by <i>Laptop Magazine</i>, Apple’s slipped five spots as Lenovo and Asus surged to the top of the pack with their affordable and dependable wares.<p>Check …

You can now run retro Macintosh apps in your browser

Apple fans looking for a dose of Mac nostalgia can now relive the early days of the Macintosh’s black-and-white software from the comfort of the internet.<p>The team behind the Internet Archive created a new emulator that allows visitors to try a curated collection of applications, games and operating …

Komodo Dragons may hold the key to fighting infections

Komodo Dragon blood could save your life. Curious scientists -- are there any other kind? -- recently identified a peptide in the Dragon plasma that might serve as an antibiotic. Now, a bite from a Komodo Dragon is lethal not from venom, but from bacteria in the reptile's saliva, and the Dragons …

Komodo

Today in Apple history: Apple and Cisco settle over ‘iPhone’ name

<b>February 21, 2007:</b> Apple comes to an agreement with Cisco over the iPhone trademark, which Cisco legally owns but Apple wants to use.<p>Under the agreement, both companies get to use the iPhone trademark on products throughout the world. The two businesses also dismiss outstanding lawsuits against one …

Apple’s A.I. hub in Seattle is about to get a lot bigger

Apple plans to deepen its roots in Microsoft’s backyard by expanding operations at its Seattle center that specializes in AI and machine learning technology.<p>Details about the new Seattle hub were shared by Apple in a recent interview that also announced the iPhone-maker has created a $1 million …

Machine Learning

Apple’s little-known Vancouver, Wash., engineering team still going strong after 25 years

It’s hard not to associate Apple with California when picturing the home base for the maker of Macs, iPhones and much more. But as Apple, like many …

Silicon Valley

How to remove duplicate songs in iTunes with macOS and third-party apps

As it becomes more common to use a subscription music service like Apple Music or Spotify, song duplicates are less and less of an issue. However, many of us still maintain a music library that consists of content from various sources and still have to wrestle with the issue from time to time. …

Give your iPhone a MagSafe makeover and more [Week’s Best Deals]

Things are changing fast and, let’s be real, not exactly for the best. One good thing you can rely on though is the Cult of Mac Store bringing you a weekly batch of the best in gear and gadgets. This go around is an especially good one — we’ve got a lifetime of productivity-enhancing personal …

Gear & Gadgets

This pricey iPhone case is sharp enough for a samurai

Maybe you begin to bristle when the price of a quality iPhone case goes above $40. If so, your eyebrows could reach new heights when you notice the price on the newest luxury covers for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus from Element Case.<p>Starting at $349, the Katana is not the most expensive luxury case on …

I switched from Android to iPhone 7 Plus — and I regret it wholeheartedly

Apple has rigged the iPhone so that you cannot record a phone call. It is not illegal to tape phone calls, especially if you disclose to the other person that your call is being recorded. And phones have had call-recording functions on them for more than a decade. But for some reason Apple just …

Is it time to swap your Mac for a Windows laptop?

Over a decade ago Alex Hern switched from PC to Mac and never looked back. But the new MacBook Pro’s very expensive so could he finally be tempted to switch again?<p>I’ve been an Apple user for over a decade, ever since I picked up a refurbished 17in PowerBook back in 2005 to replace my ailing Windows …

MacBook Pro

Innovation Is Management

Every entrepreneur wants to be Steve Jobs. But the Steve Jobs they want to be is the Steve Jobs on stage presenting the new iPhone at an Apple event. Not many entrepreneurs want to learn how to be Steve Jobs the day-to-day innovation grind. Innovators in large companies are not any different. I …

Innovation

Dear Apple, Please Fix Boring Problems This Year

Stop trying to dazzle us. Just give us old-school great design that works.<p>As anyone who drives knows, it’s easy to get a car to 60 mph, but tough to top 100 mph and nearly impossible to break 200 mph. Yet to the driver inside a car, the thought is always, “what’s another 20 mph on the speedometer?” …

Tim Cook

The iPhone at 10: How the smartphone became so smart

<b>On 9 January 2007, one of the most influential entrepreneurs on the planet announced something new - a product that was to become the most profitable in history.</b><p>It was, of course, the iPhone. There are many ways in which the iPhone has defined the modern economy.<p>There is the sheer profitability of …

Carry an iOS drive expansion on your keychain [Deals]

Like a computer, we use our iPhones and iPads to store all sorts of data. Unlike a computer, you can’t just plug in a USB thumb drive to expand storage or transfer that data. Unless of course you have an iKlips DUO+, an dual sided Lightning and USB-compatible thumb drive that you can carry right on …

The 10 best Apple ads of 2016

Apple may not have launched its most innovative products in 2016, but when it comes to marketing, Cupertino is still killing it.<p>By utilizing celebrities, musicians, athletes and everyday iPhone owners, Apple created some of its most memorable ads ever in 2016. Whether they were touting Apple TV …

The Best Indoor Plants to Clear the Air, Literally

Aloe vera is a pretty magical little plant, and its medicinal properties are well known for treating minor cuts and burns. But there's another …