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How to copy/paste between older Macs and iOS devices

A few weeks ago, I put a call out on Twitter for Continuity-based copy/paste apps:<p>My kingdom for a Continuity-based copy/paste utility. Does this …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Photography

Medium comes to iPad, and the best social reading app gets even better

Outside of reading Cult of Mac (which you’re already doing!) Medium is one of the best go-to destinations of quality writing on the Internet. A blog publishing platform co-founded by ex-Twitter founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone, Medium is an effortlessly easy-to-use social journalism network …

Google Now Comes To The Mac Through Chrome

Google Now notifications can now be seen in your Mac’s menubar thanks to today’s Chrome update. The feature has been in beta for awhile, and now it’s finally available for all.<p>Google Now cards can display contextually aware information relating to flights, traffic, weather, reminders, schedules, …

BlinkMail: Flash Through Your Email With Just The Arrow Keys

BlinkMail is a great new OS X mail app that lets you speed through your inbox using just the arrow keys. It also integrates with other services like Evernote, and Dropbox, Things and Omnifocus support is on the way.<p>Navigation is done with the arrow keys, plus return, space and escape. You can …

Review: Dragon Dictate 4.0 for Mac – The best speech recognition app gets even better

Using our voice to control computers has never really taken off. For many of us, using voice recognition technology wasn’t even a consideration until features like dictation and Siri arrived on our iPhones and iPads. There’s good reason too: the voice recognition features built into our devices …

Battery Diag Is a Pretty, Informative Battery Monitor for Your MacBook

OS X: Battery Diag is a battery monitor for your MacBook that looks great and provides useful information about the battery in your Apple laptop. It …

Mac App Store

Dragdis May Be The Best Bookmarking Tool Ever

67<p>SHARES<p>I've tried many different bookmarking services over the years but as always I give up after a while because it just becomes tedious. The user …

Have A MacBook Air? This Hack Might Make Your Screen Even Better

133<p>SHARES<p>With me recently acquiring a MacBook Air, like any geek, I tried to find any ways in which to make it better. And I've found a way to make …

Porsche's first vehicle found in shed after a century

First vehicle was electric and made in 1898<p>The first Porsche ever made has been recovered from a shed in Austria where it sat for over 100 years. The vehicle is called the "Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model" — nicknamed the "P1" for short — and was created by Ferdinand Porsche …

How the 'Netflix of books' won over the publishing industry (Q&A)

Oyster has grown its library of books available to its all-you-can-eat subscribers to more than 100,000 titles. CEO Eric Stromberg told CNET how it happened, and how the company is changing the world of reading.<p>The world in which people have to rent movies one at a time from a video store, or buy …

Books

Scribe makes it easy to copy and paste from your Mac to your iPhone

It's surprisingly difficult to get a snippet of text — be it an address, a phone number, or a link — from a Mac over to an iPhone. A number of apps have tried to make it simple, but few have made it quite so easy as Scribe. Launching today, Scribe pairs a lightweight Mac app with a simple but smart …

15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …

Why It Really Matters What Time Of Day You Work Out

By Corrie Pikul<p>You can schedule your workout to help you reach your goals faster, better and more efficiently -- without any extra time or effort.<p>You want to: Lose weight<p>You should try: Early morning<p>Research from the American Council on Exercise has shown that people who exercise soon after waking …

Wickr 2.0 makes self-destructing SMS more fun

Like a Snapchat-for-adults, Wickr 2.0 throws some fun usability features and a new interface over its unusually high encryption and deletion standards.<p>When it comes to secure text messaging, you're often entirely dependent on the whims of the message server. Wickr goes to great lengths to flip that …

Apps

Satisficing: How to Reach Your Best by Not Giving a Damn

By Emilia Lahti | Nov 19, 2013<p>Synopsis<p>Check yourself before you wreck yourself - aim to 'satisfice' to make sure your nervous system works for you, …

Domestic Violence

Woojer Is A Wearable Audio Device That May Forever Change How You Experience Music, Film And Video Games

A new personal audio device called Woojer launched on Kickstarter this morning, promising users a new level of immersion by actually allowing them to “feel the sound.”<p>As a music junkie and gamer I was compelled to investigate, especially after reporting on ViviTouch’s haptic-based headphone …

Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …

18-Foot Oarfish Livens Up A 'Leisurely Snorkel' In California

A snorkeler off the coast of California found more than she bargained for on the ocean floor Sunday, when she saw the large eyes of an 18-foot fish staring back at her. It turned out to be a dead oarfish, a mysterious creature known to live in waters thousands of feet deep.<p>The discovery at the …

Banksy: Why A Million-Dollar Artist's Work Sold For $60

Branding is everything. It can make or break your business.<p>Companies that get this, spend millions in cultivating strong brands that secure them a loyal following. If you think about what consumers need vs. want, the majority of purchases fall in the “wants” category. Those desires are influenced …

3 Weird Things Breakfast Does To Your Brain

The day’s purportedly most important meal is more than meets the eye: science shows that the <b>when</b> and <b>what</b> of your breakfast transforms how your mind works the rest of the day.<p>How so? As a new paper published in the <i>Frontiers of Human Neuroscience</i> argues, breaking your fast is a many-faceted thing. …

Breakfast

4 Simple But Powerful Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

<b>“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” ~Charles Swindoll</b><p>I found Tiny Buddha because I have never dealt with stress and …

Employment

Keeping your laptop plugged in all the time will kill its battery faster

Laptops are our indispensable lifeline to the majesty that is the internet. We use them to work and play from anywhere in the world. But if you're …

The 1 percent’s Ivy League loophole

Not only do children of rich alumni get admission preferences, now they can get taxpayers to help them, too!<p>Legacy preference in college admission, or the practice of selecting the offspring of alumni over other qualified candidates, was originally a strategy developed to grandfather Jewish …

Startups Apparently Do Not Care That Android Is Better

In a must-read post for the tech industry, Twitter experience designer and serial startup founder Paul Stamatiou writes: “Android is Better.” His op-ed serves as something of a wake-up call for the industry, where developers building the next generation of mobile applications still heavily prefer …

Yoga For Energy: 10 Uplifting Poses To Fight Fatigue (PHOTOS)

When you're stuck in an afternoon slump or waking up bleary-eyed after a late night, yoga may not be the first thing you turn to for a jolt of energy. But an invigorating Sun Salutation or <i>Virabhadrasana</i> (Warrior II) could be exactly what your body needs to fight fatigue.<p>Turns out, in addition to …