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8 easy ways to speed up your Mac

We all know a Mac is the best computer. It’s the most reliable, the least fuss and usually the most snappy. But, as with all computers, the trusty Macintosh can also become sluggish after a while.<p>In today’s <i>Cult of Mac</i> video, we’re going to show you eight easy, useful tips to speed up your Mac.<p>Speed …

Apple Launches Quality Program for MacBook Pro Anti-Reflective Coating Issues

Apple has issued an internal notice about a new Quality Program that addresses anti-reflective coating issues on MacBook and MacBook Pro models with Retina displays, as confirmed by multiple sources. These issues include the anti-reflective coating on displays wearing off or delaminating under …

How-To: Make your Mac run silent, cool and fast under OS X El Capitan

As expected, Apple’s release of OS X El Capitan for Macs was less about adding major new features than “refining the experience and improving performance” from Yosemite — in other words, under-the-hood optimizations to make any Mac run more reliably than before. Thanks to El Capitan, my older …

How to beam YouTube to the big screen using El Capitan

Ever wish you could watch all those great <i>Key & Peele</i> or <i>Inside Amy Schumer</i> clips from YouTube on the big television in the living room?<p>Sometimes the small screen on your MacBook just isn’t large enough to contain all that hilarity. It’s times like these that you’ll want to send video to that massive …

How to Watermark Your Images Using Lightroom and Photoshop CC

Watermarks, love them or hate them, are a way of protecting your images. Although, just because you have one on your image doesn’t mean it won’t be …

Tutorials

How Xijian Zhou, An Unknown Chinese MLM Promoter, Made $5 Billion In A Matter Of Months

If you think Mark Zuckerberg’s path to becoming a billionaire was fast, consider the case of Xijian Zhou, a 39-year Chinese investor who apparently turned a few hundred thousand dollars into $5 billion in a matter of a few months.<p>In March 2013, Xijian Zhou a director at a Nanjing, China-based …

How to install El Capitan safely on your Mac right now

If you’ve got an Apple developer account and a Mac, you might want to instal the latest OS X 10.11, better known as El Capitan, onto your machine right now.<p>Until it’s out of beta, though, you might want to consider installing it on a second partition of your Macintosh, in case things get wonky. It …

Mercedes F1 engine boss rejects Bernie Ecclestone hybrid claims

<b>Mercedes have rejected claims by Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone that the current turbo hybrid engines have no relevance to road cars.</b><p>Ecclestone, 84, has long opposed the engines because they are quieter and more expensive than the previous V8s.<p>He told F1 Racing magazine that the engines "have …

FIA statement: F1 plans faster cars and thrilling races

The Formula One Strategy Group met yesterday in Biggin Hill to exchange views on the current challenges that F1 faces. Besides the statuary members …

Motorsport

Why Android's Winning The Battle Right Now

Without a doubt, the key technological revolution of our time has been the rise of mobile computing. With iOS and Android leading the charge, the way people communicate has been transformed.<p>Of course the most significant competition in the space is the one between the two dominant mobile platforms: …

Apps

How to Choose the Right Apple Watch Band Size

After spending hours looking at the wide variety of Apple Watch band options, you’ve probably narrowed it down to just a few different models. One aspect you may not have thought through entirely, however, is what size band you need.<p>Apple is going to allow users to try on the wrist-worn device at …

Hands-On With the Collapsible Magnetic 'TextBlade' Keyboard for iOS Devices

Back in January, WayTools, a company known for its high-quality NextEngine 3D laser scanner, surprised the world with a collapsible, magnetic keyboard unlike anything we had seen before. Called the TextBlade, the keyboard garnered a significant amount of attention from the media and from …

Eddy Cue: Here's how Apple Pay works on an Apple Watch

OAKLAND, Calif. -- iPhone 5, 5C and 5S owners, you're in luck.<p>Just like those iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners, all you'll have to do is enter a passcode or unlock your Apple Watch with your phone to use Apple Pay, explained Eddy Cue, head of iTunes, Apple Pay and Apple's other Internet software and …

Apple Pay

How to shoot great sports photography on your iPhone

You may not have a telephoto lens, but you can still take great sports photography with your iPhone — it's all about knowing the right tricks.In …

How Apple lost $533 million to an 8th-grade dropout patent troll

Apple rarely comments on legal matters, and when it does it chooses its words carefully. So I read with interest the statement it issued after it was …

Hearsay Social CEO Clara Shih: Why your 20s is critical to your career

<i>MPW Insider is one of several online communities where the biggest names in business answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer</i> …

Canon Unveils 50-Megapixel 5DS And 5DS R

The megapixel race is back on. Today Canon announced not one, but two full frame EOS 5D models with a 50MP sensor, making them the highest resolution 35mm-style DSLRs ever released. The long-rumored EOS 5DS and 5DS R are identical in every respect except that the latter captures slightly more …

Obama after sneak peek at original iPhone: ‘If it were legal, I would buy a boatload of Apple stock. This thing is going to be really big’

From the upcoming book <i>Believer,</i> US President Barack Obama’s Chief campaign advisor David Axelrod gives a small tidbit on a meeting Obama had before he became president. He called it:<p>In 2007, Obama got a sneak peek at the iPhone during a private meeting with Apple’s Steve Jobs. “If it were legal, I …

Apple stays classy about jailbreakers with iOS 8.1.3 patch notes

When Apple releases a major update like yesterday’s iOS 8.1.3, it’s usual for the company’s coders to fix (or, in other words, break) all known jailbreak exploits.<p>Not so surprisingly, the latest update is no different. It fixes several exploits that are necessary to run the iOS 8.1.2 jailbreak. But …

Switch to iPhone: For a better everyday camera!

There's never been a better time to switch to iPhone. Whether you're tempted for yourself or looking to help the Android user in your life, the …

Formula 1 bosses consider Honda engine rule changes

<b>Formula 1 bosses are debating whether to make changes to the engine rules following a meeting with McLaren's new partner Honda.</b><p>The Japanese company, returning to F1 after a six-year absence, believes recent changes made the rules unfair.<p>Honda top brass flew over from Japan to discuss the issue with …

Best And Worst Things About The Apple iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 is a hit. Ahead of its release in September devoted fans once again queued around the clock and over Christmas Apple achieved record sales figures. But what about those yet to decide if the jump to the larger iPhone 6 is for them? I can help.<p>Having lived with the iPhone 6 since launch …

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 …

Xbox 360

How to Get 'Handoff' Working in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8

Apple is heavily pushing its new "Continuity" features in OS X Yosemite that improve cross-platform integration between iOS and the Mac. The most significant of the Continuity features is <b>Handoff</b>, which allows OS X and iOS users to start a task on one device and swap to another one nearby to …

Adjust your iPhone’s brightness from the home button with this iOS 8.1 trick

iOS 7 made it easier than ever for iPhone users to toggle the brightness on devices through Command Center, but if you’re too lazy to go through a few flicks and swipes to adjust your screen’s brightness, we’ve discovered a way to dim your display by simply pressing your home button three times.<p>To …

Mac sales keep kicking ass; how does Apple sustain the momentum?

In Monday's conference call with analysts, Tim Cook talked about the "absolutely blow away quarter" for Mac sales. "Back to School season voted and …

​Why it's harder to choose which iPad works best for you

"It's all carefully calibrated to move the customer up the decision tree."<p>Rhoda Alexander, IHS Technology

James Martin

Your Handy Tips and Tricks for Mastering OS X Yosemite

You’ve just downloaded Yosemite, Apple’s latest update to the Mac platform. There’s a lot that’s familiar, but a number of features still look, feel, …

Apple's iPhone 6 Average Selling Price (ASP) Could Explode Upwards

I believe that with the iPhone 6 Plus configurations being $100 higher than previous iPhone models and Apple making the first memory increase cost $100 to 64GB vs. the previous 32GB they could materially help Apple increase its Average Selling Price for the September and December quarters. I have …

Change Lenses for a New Perspective and Story

Recently we’ve had a few articles by dPS writers about lenses on such topics as: Which Three Lenses do You Need for Photography? The Only Three …