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What to Do if iMessages Sent to Your iPhone Don't Appear on Your Mac

These are instructions on how to fix an issue where your Mac does not receive iMessages sent to your phone number.<br>Share Article:<br>Facebook, Twitter, …

Get Started Using JavaScript For Automation In Yosemite

One of the lesser known little features in OS X Yosemite is the new ability to use JavaScript for automating tasks with AppleScript. This is an …

Best deals of the week: Adobe KnowHow, Active Wrap phones, ilumi Smartbulb, more [Deals]

It’s been another busy week at Cult of Mac Deals. There are a ton of killer deals being offered right now, and it’s easy to miss some of the ones we’ve written about.<p>Today we highlight some of the best we have right now. You can always go to the Cult of Mac Deals page to learn about all the deals …

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 …

How to AirDrop files between OS X Yosemite and iOS

In its previous iterations, AirDrop let you quickly and easily share files from one iOS device to another nearby, or between two Macs in close proximity. With OS X 10.10 Yosemite , you can can now use AirDrop to share files between iOS devices and Macs.<p>AirDrop is enabled by default on Yosemite. …

Yosemite & iOS 8 How-to: Set up and use Instant Hotspot

Now that iOS 8.1 is out, with iOS 8.1 running on your iPhone, you can use your iPhone as a Instant Hotspot for your Mac (running Yosemite) and for your iPad or iPod Touch (also running iOS 8.1). This is one of the features of Continuity, which further integrates and connects your Mac and iOS …

How to set up Family Sharing on iPhone and iPad

With Family Sharing, you can not only share all your iTunes and App Store purchases with your family, but you can set it so that parents require that …

App Store

The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Building a Hackintosh (macOS Sierra)

Building a hackintosh—that is, installing macOS on non-Apple hardware—used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of …

Learn to take jaw-dropping photographic shots with Adobe KnowHow [Deals]

Chances are, you’ve got a camera within a few feet of you at all times. Cameras are built into our smart phones, tablets, and many of us have have dedicated cameras for our photographic needs. With all these cameras, shouldn’t we know how to take fantastic pictures?<p>That’s why Cult of Mac Deals, for …

Photoshop

Apple's iCloud Photos app is now available on the Web but it requires iOS 8.1

Apple has just begun offering access to its Photos app on its website for iCloud. For now, though, the Web app is accessible only to users whose iOS …

iWork Suite for iPad Updated: Adds iCloud Drive Support & More

The iWork suite for iPad – Keynote, Numbers, and Pages – has been updated this week. Each of the apps is now at Version 2.5 following this latest update.<p>This update brings support for iCloud Drive, a major part of Apple’s upgrade to iCloud in iOS 8. It also makes it easier to share documents from …

iPad Apps

A comprehensive guide to using 2014’s coolest new iOS and OS X feature

The coolest new feature that spans across both iOS and OS X announced this year has definitely been the Handoff feature that will let you quickly …

How to use iTunes Wi-Fi Sync with iPhone and iPad

You can set up iTunes so that your iPhone and iPad sync via Wi-Fi. Then, so long as you're on the same network, your tunes, movies, TV shows, and …

Wi-Fi

Thinking about switching to iOS 8’s new Family Sharing? Here’s what you need to know

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2013 Apple TV revision gets its first exclusive feature: iOS 8’s Peer-to-Peer AirPlay

When Apple released Apple TV software update 7.0 earlier this month, it came with support for new iOS 8 features including the new Peer-to-Peer AirPlay feature. First announced when Apple unveiled iOS 8 earlier this year, Peer-to-Peer AirPlay allows users on iOS 8 and the upcoming OS X Yosemite …

The iPhone 6 Plus is a gorgeous, massive smartphone (pictures)

Best repair and maintenance apps for Mac: The tools you need to fix OS X

You have a Mac, or maybe you're responsible for taking care of them at your business. You need an toolkit of apps that help you get out of trouble …

Apple

Review: Transcend’s JetDrives add whopping 240-960GB SSD to MacBook Air at a great price

See that little $190 daughter card up there^? It houses 240GB of Transcend SSD and it could replace the 64GB or 128GB SSD that came in your MacBook Air in as little as 5 minutes. Even better, Transcend just released larger versions in 480GB and 960GB sizes to blow your SATA III MacBook Air or Pro …

How to set and share reminders with Siri

Siri was designed to help you get things done, and part of that job description is creating and updating your Reminders. If you need to be prodded to …

Apps

How to reset iCloud Music Library for Apple Music and iTunes Match

iCloud Music Library lets Apple Music and iTunes Match subscribers store all their music online for easy access on all their devices. But, like all …

Apple

Simple techniques for better-looking video

There's more to video than just cats balancing on human heads. Take a quick break from YouTube and find out how, perhaps, you can upload share-worthy video.<p>Since some of the best videos are shot with our trusty smartphones, we kick off with a few tips on how to make the most of their built-in tools …

Shoot steadier, more professional-looking iPhone videos with iOgrapher case

If your iPhone 5/5S has become your go-to video camera, the iOgrapher case helps make your results so much better.<p>Man, it's hard out there for a camcorder, and accessories like the iOgrapher for the iPhone 5/5S aren't making it any easier.<p>Sure, camcorders still have their advantages, but with the …

Recover contacts and call history from your iPhone with Aiseesoft Mac FoneLab [Sponsored post]

<i>This post is brought to you by Aiseesoft, creator of Mac FoneLab.</i><p>Have you ever accidentally deleted your important contacts or call history on your iPhone/iPad that was not backed up? If you find yourself in a situation where you have deleted contacts from your iPhone, you can easily recover them …

Three hacks for adding permanent storage to your MacBook Air or Retina Pro through the SD card slot

MacBook Airs and Retina MacBook Pros offer practically zero upgradability, but one area that there is some flexibility with is storage. Many third party memory manufactures are taking advantage of the SD card slot present in MacBook Airs and Retina Pros to add semi-permant storage to these Macs. We …

Build your dream online store with Shopify [Freebie]

There’s a reason <b>Shopify</b> is the largest and fastest-growing hosted e-commerce platform in the world.<p>Chosen by over 100,000 independent retailers in 120+ countries, Shopify is the most popular platform for creating your own online store. Now get a 60-day trial towards any of their plans for free, …

Freebies

Making your own mobile app is now super quick and easy

Look, making an app that will run on your iPhone is hard.<p>Luckily, adsy.me just made it chimp simple for normal folks like you or I to make a mobile app right on your iOS, Android or computer. You don’t need to download anything, learn to code, or even leave your touchscreen.<p>Make an app to show off …

Apps

Point-Of-Sale App ShopKeep Update Streamlines Payment Flows

Business owners who use the iPad for retail will likely want to check out the latest update of point-of-sale app ShopKeep POS, which has just been updated to version 2.0.<p>A significant update, ShopKeep Version 2.0 radically overhauls the look and feel of the app, with an attractive new interface …

App Store

Sparkle Public Beta: Create Websites With No Coding Knowledge – MacStories

Launched as a public beta just over a week ago, Sparkle is a new Mac app designed to let you build fully functional websites with no coding knowledge necessary. At its core it is a modern WYSIWYG editor that is super simple to use and more than powerful enough for building a static webpage such as …

Use your iMac as an external monitor

If you have an iMac made in mid-2011 or later, then one thing you can do with it is to use it as an external monitor. Similar to Target Disk mode, where one Mac's internal hard drives can be mounted as external drives via FireWire or Thunderbolt to another system, Target Display mode allows an …

These Wooden Accents For The iPhone 5 Are Gorgeously Mid-Century

Everyone at Cult of Mac knows I’m a sucker for wood-paneling all of my gadgets. I wood-paneled my iPhone 4s, my iPhone 5, my iPad, my iPad mini, and even my MacBook Air.<p>I have to say, though, that as understated as they are, I love Richard Clarkson’s wood-panels for the iPhone 5 most of all. They …

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