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Apple computers are expensive — here’s how to build your own superfast Mac at a fraction of the price

AppleApple computers are great, but they're often very expensive.So what's the solution if you want a super-powerful Mac computer without paying that …

Computer Hardware

MacTrast Deals: MovieSherlock Pro Video Downloader for Mac

MovieSherlock Pro Video Downloader for Mac offers movie fans an easy way to download their favorite streaming videos, so they can view them no matter …

iPod

How to... Use technology to support assessment

This website and app allows you to make quizzes, questionnaires and tests, and then send them to your students. When pupils complete the questions, …

Education Technology

How-To: Quickly resize images on OS X using a Service with Automator

Every day I use a handy service created with Automator to resize images exported from 4K footage to a smaller size. It’s easy to resize images in an app like Preview or Pixelmator, but using a service works better for me since it can batch resize multiple images in seconds, and it’s directly …

Google makes its $149 Nik Collection of photography tools completely free

Google has dropped the price of the Nik Collection, a suite of seven desktop plug-ins aimed at advanced photographers, from $149 to nothing. The Nik Collection first came under Google's stewardship when the company bought German developer Nik for its mobile editing app Snapseed; Google later …

Photography

Handmade Personalized iPad Pro Leather Case

Want to add some luxurious feeling to your iPad Pro or protect the large-screen tablet in style? Take a look at the handmade personalized iPad Pro …

10 apps you should use every day to be more productive

We hear a lot about the hazards of digital technology.<p>But there are thousands of apps that can help you get things done more efficiently and effectively.<p>We picked 10 of the best that you should be using daily, including one that helps you keep track of your to-dos and one that visually tracks your …

Apps

MacTrast Deals: Get the Wally Stick-On iPhone Wallet

Is that an iPhone 6 and a wallet in your pockets, or are you just happy to see me? If you’re like me, your pockets are beginning to stretch, what …

Shopping

Billings Pro Adds Mobile Estimates and Apple Watch Features

I've used Billings for invoicing and time tracking since shortly after I first started freelancing years ago. I recently (finally) upgraded to Billings Pro, and I've been testing out the most recent update to the apps for Mac and iOS. The latest version brings Apple Watch support, mobile estimates, …

Apple Watch

Atomic Is The Missing Interface Design Tool In Your Browser

Great interface design is quickly becoming a priority as companies everywhere start realizing that it’s paramount to their succeeding in the crowded online space.<p>Then why, despite its importance, has there been such a gap in the UX design tools space?<p>Atomic, a startup team of ten based in …

New Zealand

Records is a powerful, customizable database app for Mac

Records allows you to create a number of different types of databases. Drag-and-drop editing is available in each form, letting you easily add data …

Astropad turns your iPad into a graphics tablet for your Mac

Image copyright Astropad.For years there have been options to add a drawing pad and stylus to a computer, a way for graphic artists to create digital …

Apps

Google Classroom app now available for Android, iOS

For a long time, teachers tried to manage smartphone usage in class, trying their best to make sure kids weren’t screwing around instead of learning. …

Apps

AllCast media streaming app makes it to iOS, works with Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, FireTV and more

The AllCast media streaming app–which allows photos, music and video to be beamed from a mobile device to an Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, FireTV and a range of smart TVs–has now made it to iOS, following the release of the Android app last month (shown in the above video). It’s compatible with the iPhone, …

Google Chrome can now remotely control your Mac from your iPhone

If you’ve always wanted a way to control your desktop from your iPhone or iPad, but didn’t want to lay out, good news: Google’s now got you covered for free.<p>Google has released today Chrome Remote Desktop, a totally free app for iOS that allows you to control any Mac or PC running the Chrome Remote …

Mac|Life

In-depth Apple advice for all your devices<p>Our team of writers has been using Apple products for years, and knows them inside and out, as well as the …

Apps

17 New Free Fonts For Designers | Fonts

Fresh <b>free fonts</b> for professional graphic designers. Fonts are perfect for Headlines, Headings and print design. Free download all fonts which are …

Full video from Apple VP Greg Joswiak’s Code/Mobile conference interview now available

Apple VP of iPhone and iOS Product Marketing Greg Joswiak appeared at Re/code’s Code/Mobile conference last month where he discussed various topics including Apple Pay and iOS 8.0.1’s botched rollout, and today Re/code has shared the complete video footage of that interview. During the discussion, …

Call of Duty: Heroes is a new 3D strategy game spin-off for the iPhone and iPad

Basically, the game has you creating and building up a military base and then using it to launch attacks against enemies. Here's a quick rundown of …

Tim Cook on Apple Watch, Payments and Getting TV Right (Full Video)

In a Q&A at the WSJD Live Conference, Apple CEO Warns Retailers That They Will Only Stay Relevant if Customers ‘Love’ Them<p>Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook in a recent interview cautioned retailers about Apple Pay: You will only stay relevant if you adopt the technology that your customers want to use.<p>…

Apple Pay

The 100 best iPad apps for your Apple tablet

The iPad is still the king of tablets — especially the new, $330 9.7-inch iPad released in April — and there are a number of apps in the App Store …

Apps

How to hook up an Xbox 360 controller to your Mac on OS X Yosemite

I like playing games on my Mac, but as a console gamer at heart, I much prefer the joypad to the keyboard and mouse. In particular, racing games like …

Greg Joswiak interview from Code Mobile conference now available for replay

Earlier today during Re/code’s Mobile Code conference, Apple’s Greg Joswiak took the stage to talk about several recent announcements from the Cupertino company, including the botched rollout of iOS 8.0.1 and the Apple Watch. During the interview, Joz also talked about stores that have opted …

PhotoMath, the camera-powered calculator, is now better than ever

PhotoMath, “the world’s first camera calculator” which launched on the App Store earlier this month, has received an update making a number of …

iStat Mini app for OS X Yosemite allows users to monitor their Mac

If you have already updated your Mac to OS Yosemite, you can now take advantage of a new app made for the operating system, iStat Mini, that allows …

Get fast and furious in Reckless Racing 3, out now on the App Store

The latest installment in the popular Reckless Racing series of top-down racing games has just zoomed into the App Store.<p>The original Reckless Racing …

Extensions in iOS 8: How they work and apps that use them already

With iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple has given developers new tools to enhance their apps. With the new app extensions, developers can now more …

ABC News goes one-on-one with Tim Cook to talk Apple Watch and Steve Jobs

Yesterday ABC News teased an exclusive interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, and following today’s keynote address we got a chance to see ABC’s David Muir talk to the executive about the new Apple Watch, which Cook notes in the clip was only started after Steve Jobs passed away in 2011.<p>Cook notes that …

Make Mailings More Memorable with Mail Designer Pro and Mail Designer 2

As an app developer, I'm always trying to find ways to make my apps more visible, and one way is to email existing customers, who have opted-in, about new apps. But plain old text emails don't stand out, and if you get too fancy, the emails might not display well on mobile devices. By definition, …

Apps

Stylish screensaver recreates the iOS 7 lock screen experience on your Mac

Want to bring iOS and OS X even closer together than they already are? Christian Heudens has recreated the iOS 7 lock screen to your Mac as a free downloadable screensaver. The thin fonts look great on a Retina Display. It’s a neat way to give your Mac a bit of individuality and make your …