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How-To: Upload your photos into iCloud Photo Library from your iOS device and iCloud.com

Apple announced Photos last year during the WWDC. The Photos app along with iCloud Photo Library will allow you to store all of your photos in the cloud with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, provided you upgrade your iCloud storage space to accommodate your iCloud Photo Library. Photos will end up …

iOS

Will the Apple Watch Make People Healthier?

The Apple Watch will have a number of health and fitness features, including activity tracking and reminders to get moving, but could the watch …

9 ways to make your Mac feel like new again

Your computer will never feel as fast as the day you bought it.<p>But there are plenty of things you can do to keep it running smoothly and even improve its performance.<p>Macs aren't cheap, so why not spend time getting the most out of your investment?

Operating Systems

Study: Nike’s FuelBand Is the Least Accurate Fitness Wearable You Can Buy

Nike is really good at selling running shoes. It’s less good, apparently, at tracking your actual steps.<p>A new study published in the Journal of the …

The Fitness Gear You Actually Need in 2015

If you have a favorite recipe you cook up, you can input that once and save it for quicker selecting in the future. It also remembers your most …

Fitness Technology

This smart coffeemaker lets you brew cups of joe with your iPhone

No pun intended, but coffee is hot stuff in Silicon Valley, where overworked engineers rely on cup after cup of the black stuff to keep them focused on building amazing products.<p>If you too are a bit of a tech-loving caffeine fiend, you may be interested in the new Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker, a …

Coffee

How to use iCloud Drive the right way

If you haven’t been scared off cloud services by the Fappening or past horrors like MobileMe, you might want to try iCloud Drive, Apple’s answer to Dropbox and Google Drive. It’s a pretty great concept, an extension of the Apple philosophy from way back – documents are identified by the apps they …

Operating Systems

PSA: Why you shouldn’t upgrade to iCloud Drive on iOS 8 yet

One of the many new features in iOS 8 is iCloud Drive, which is basically Apple’s take on Dropbox. Unlike how iCloud has functioned in the past, iCloud Drive acts as the hub for all of the files stored by your apps in the cloud.<p>It’s a great idea, but most people should avoid enabling it during the …

Operating Systems

How to switch to iOS 8’s iCloud Photo Library right now

<i>[UPDATE: Lots of readers report that the new option to activate iCloud Photo Library isn’t showing up on their devices. I’m looking into it. So far I know that the GM version — the one I used to write this guide — and the final version are identical, build number 12A365. My guess is that Apple</i> …

iOS

How to transfer all your data to your new iPhone 6 the right way

You can use iCloud or iTunes to transfer your entire mobile system from your old iPhone to your new one. It’s a clumsy, one-way process, though, and can be time consuming.<p>The folks over at DigiDNA iMazing (formerly DiskAid) have a secure solution that works a bit differently, giving you complete …

iOS

Would You Continue to Wear a Wearable Device if it Saves Your Life?

I think that it is safe to say that everything has a life expectancy, much like people themselves. No matter how popular a device, fad, location, or …

The top 9 wearables you can buy right now

5 tips to make your Mac the best college wingman ever

Transitioning to the college lifestyle can be awkward at first. Being away from home, having a heavy workload and still wanting to hangout with friends can be a lot to manage all at once.<p>Luckily, your Mac can help relieve a little of that stress throughout the school year. In today’s video, take a …

College & University

How to Clean Your Fitness Tracker

You may wear your fitness tracker so often you never miss a step, but all that activity may cause your tracker to get dirty, sweaty or even smelly. …

Fitness Technology

Pebble Hints Big Things Are Coming To Its Smartwatch Tomorrow

Something big is coming from Pebble, makers of everyone’s favorite e-ink smartwatch. We’re just not entirely sure what it <i>is</i> yet. But we have an idea, and it has to do with Pebble apps developers.<p>The guys over at Pebble have been pretty quiet over the last few months, but for the first time in a …

Smartwatches

Undo And Redo Keyboard Buttons On An iPad? You Bet [iOS Tips]

On the Mac, you can always hit Command-Z to undo something. You can also hit Command-Shift-Z to redo something and put it back to what it was before you hit undo. Make sense?<p>This isn’t so easily done on iOS, as there isn’t a Command key, to being with, but there is, in fact, an option to undo and …

iOS

Earn 1GB Of Free Dropbox Storage Just By Linking It To Mailbox [How-To]

One of the brilliant ways in which Dropbox sort of ingratiates itself to users is the way it hands out extra storage for various tasks. For example, you might get extra Dropbox storage by allowing Dropbox to automatically upload your iPhone photo roll to their servers, or by recommending a new user.<p>…

Apps

The Most Important Thing A Student Needs To Do On Their Mac #BackToSchool [Deals]

<i>This is #BackToSchool week at Cult of Mac Deals. There will be several new deals launching each day. Check in here each day for new deals for #BackToSchool. There will be a ton of apps, gear, gadgets, games, and more to buy just in time for the start of school, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled</i> …

Gear & Gadgets

Four more friendlies LIVE online

We secured online rights to six of the Reds' pre-season friendlies, including forthcoming matches against Melbourne Victory and Thailand.<p>On top of …

Soccer

Daily chart: Britain's lawmakers currently earn the equivalent of around 2.7 times the country's GDP per person on a purchasing-power parity basis, on a par with many rich countries. Legislators in poorer countries in Africa and Asia in particular enjoy the heftiest salaries by this measure. Today's chart is a comparison of lawmakers' pay in selected countries http://econ.st/12DNmVm

The 5 under the radar tablets you should check out

Everyone is feeling the pinch at the moment. We've all stared down the barrel of the penny jar, emptied it onto the rug and scrambled around looking …

Valta lets you turn off gadgets from your smartphone

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>It’s safe to say that we’re entering the age of the smart home. With smart doors, smart appliances and smart thermostats to …

Home Automation

Take Your Design Skills To The Next Level With The Adobe Illustrator CS6 Beginner Course [Deals]

Designed for professionals around the world, Illustrator can be a mystifying program. The latest Cult of Mac Deals offer brings a video course your way that will help you take your design skills to the next level. The Adobe Illustrator CS6 Beginner Course breaks it down into easy-to-understand …

Graphics

Fahrensius Is An Ultra-Simple Weather App For Your Mac’s Menubar

Farensius is a simple menubar app for your Mac which will let you know what the weather is doing outside, should you be too busy to turn your head and steal an unproductive glance through the nearest window. You get a little icon showing you the type of weather you’ll find beyond the confines of …

John Gruber

ISO500 Is A Beautiful iPhone App For Browsing 500px

As Flickr is to Instagram, so 500px is to Flickr. 500px is a photo-sharing site that focusses (huh…) on showing only your best pictures. To this end the website and various apps bring beautiful hi-res images to your iDevices (it’s especially good on the Retina iPad), and the account upgrade options …

Apps

Create and Manage Evernote Reminders On Your iPhone Or iPad [iOS Tips]

I really enjoy Apple’s own Reminders app, especially as it integrates with Siri. Recently, however, Evernote has added its own Reminder system. As I use Evernote for a ton of my daily tasks, I thought it might be something to try out.<p>If you’re looking to remind yourself of the things you keep in …

iOS

Rdio Mac App Updated To Be Way More Friendly

Rdio, the Pepsi to Spotify’s Coke, just got an update to it’s Mac app today. For those of you following along on iOS, the changes will be familiar, complete with big and “beautiful” album art and a neat new “upcoming” view.<p>Maybe Pepsi isn’t the right choice of comparison. Rdio is like the cooler …

Apps

New Weather App Tells You How Effing Cold It Is Outside

Probably the best part of Effing Weather is hidden in the “Features” list in the media kit. Check it out:<p>The user also has the option to display the more vulgar expression, such as “It’s Fucking Cold.”<p>Amazing, and pretty much all that needs to be said. Like a Big Mouth Billy Bass, you will either …

Weather

The iPad Mini 2 Could Cost $249 [Rumor]

At $329, the iPad mini is Apple’s cheapest iPad by far… but compared to $199 and $249 Android tablets, it’s still pricy in the 7-inch markets.<p>That might change, though. A new rumor suggests that Apple will release the iPad mini 2 for the low, low price of $249.<p>The report comes from Citi Research, …

iPad Mini