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How Much Can You Afford to Pay for a House?

Many wannabe house purchasers wonder whether or not they can afford the price quoted on the house they would like to buy. Or if they have not started their house shopping, they may be wondering what price range they should be exploring.<p>If you intend to buy with all cash, you can pretty much answer …

Personal Finance

9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide: Best picks for the Apple photographer

If you own an iPhone or Mac, you’re probably a photographer — either with your iPhone’s camera or a standalone camera you connect to your Mac. Just as iPhoto’s simple editing and storage tools helped Apple sell iMacs, photography has become a major marketing focus for iPhones, empowering people to …

16 Ways to Use Copper Piping Outside the Bathroom

The copper trend has been going strong for a while now and it’s come a long way since that shiny tea kettle. It makes the ultimate stylish choice to add metallic flair to your home. Also used in vintage bathrooms, industrial-inspired copper piping has been revamped with a modern aesthetic that …

Living Rooms

'Capo 3' Generates Guitar Tablature From Music in iTunes to Quickly Learn Songs

The Apple Design Award-winning <i>Capo</i> has long been an excellent app for those looking to learn and improve their guitar-playing abilities, but the new version adds a significant new feature to help learn individual songs.<p><i>Capo 3</i> can automatically detect chords and let's users create guitar tablature …

How-to: Safely delete an iCloud account from your Mac or iOS device

<b>This is the first entry in our new, weekly how-to’s column. Check back every Saturday for a new how-to:</b><p>First off, before we begin and actually discuss how to safely delete an iCloud account, we should discuss the different scenarios as to why you might need to delete your iCloud account off of your …

Apple clamping down on cheaters & adding new features for gamers in iOS 7

Apple is making some big improvements for gamers in the coming releases of iOS and OS X, and not just the new standardized gaming controllers we told you about previously. Not only is Apple introducing enhanced leaderboards, improved challenge modes, and new turn-based gaming features, it is also …

7 Features iOS 7 Borrowed From Android [Feature]

Apple made a lot of significant changes in iOS 7, and some of those will be instantly familiar to those who are running the latest versions of Android. As is often the case, Apple has “borrowed” certain features from rival operating systems, and we’ve counted at least seven that were part of …

Five Ways To Speed Up Your iOS Apps [AltWWDC]

<b>SAN FRANCISCO, CA</b> Collin Donnell wants app developers to learn from his mistakes.<p>Donnell, a full-time iOS developer since 2008 whose app credits include Pinbook for Pinboard, shared some tips to a packed room at AltWWDC, which we have been all over like an snuggle iPad case. He divided them into …

Remove Those Pesky Sidebar Items With This One Keyboard Trick [OS X Tips]

It used to be so easy to remove items from the sidebar of OS X Finder windows. You’d simply click, drag, and poof! The offending item would disappear like a well-heeled Dock icon in search of greater opportunity in the world.<p>Today, however (and for quite some time, really) you can’t just click and …

Five Tricky, Advanced Ways To Save Space On Your Mac Hard Drive [Feature]

Saving space on your Mac’s hard drive is more important than ever, especially if you use one with a faster but smaller solid state drive in it, like my Macbook Air. Being able to manage your space wisely is the key here, and once you’ve done the obvious things, like pare down your Applications …

Operating Systems