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MacTrast Deals: Sparkle Web Design App for Mac | MacTrast

Sparkle give web designers total creative control, with no coding knowledge required. Sparkle’s designer-friendly interface allows user to begin …

Web Design

6 tips for starting out as an iOS developer

Figuring out where to start and how to get started in iOS app development can be daunting, as there are many different languages, frameworks, and best practices that you have to wrap your head around.<p>If you’ve been thinking of diving into the world of iOS app development but unsure where to start, …

This Lightning charging cable is basically everything-proof [Deals]

When charging your phone or transferring data between devices, it’s only a matter of time before the soft white plastic of the stock Lightning cable frays and breaks. Given how much we use and rely on our devices, that’s just got to stop, which is why Titan’s MFi-certified Lightning cable is a …

How to fix iOS 9’s Slide to Upgrade bug

Some users trying to upgrade to iOS 9 this week have run into a serious problem: After the download happens, they find themselves stuck on the “Slide to Upgrade” screen upon restart. This bug renders their iPhones unusable, which is about the least useful state for an iPhone to be in.<p>But Apple has …

iOS

How to boot your Mac in Verbose Mode

We previously discussed how booting your Mac into macOS’ Safe Mode can help troubleshoot various issues with your computer. In more obscure …

Operating Systems

How to Find Wi-Fi Network Passwords from Command Line on Mac

Given the complexity of some wi-fi network passwords combined with the general infrequency of entering them and that they’re typically saved on use, …

Operating Systems

U.S.-Russia military tit for tat raises fears of greater conflict

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The war of words between America and Russia is escalating. So, too, is the movement of implements of war -- from U.S. fighter jets to Russian nuclear weapons.<p>So is an actual war imminent?<p>No one in Russia, NATO or the United States has gone that far yet. Still, the rhetoric and …

Russia

Apple is finally fixing the reason your Mac and iPhone's Wi-Fi sucks

Noticed your iPhone and Mac’s Wi-Fi weren’t so good over the last year? You’re not alone, and Apple is finally fixing it, albeit quietly.<p>If you’re wondering exactly what happened, there are a few moving parts. First, you need to understand what the Domain Name System (DNS) does.<p>Each computer on the …

Apps

Swifty Will Teach You How To Make iPhone Apps, On Your iPhone

Last year at WWDC 2014, Apple introduced a new programming language called Swift much to the pleasure of the crowd who were cheering and clapping …

How to Tell Which iPhone Apps Are Killing Your Battery

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Smartwatches

Retina MacBook Pro Users Complain of Anti-Reflective Display Coating Wearing Off

A growing number of users have turned to the Apple Support Communities, <i>MacRumors</i> discussion forums and Facebook in recent weeks to voice their complaints about the anti-reflective coating on Retina MacBook Pros becoming scratched or wearing off. The long-standing display issue appears to affect …

Tether ~ lock and unlock your Mac automatically with your iPhone.

Is my Mac compatible?<p>Tether is compatible with Macs that are equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 (BT LE). If your Mac is one of the following then chances …

Insanely cool free Mac app automatically unlocks your computer as you approach it

It’s frightening how many people are so lazy that they can’t be bothered to use even the simplest security solutions to protect their computers and …

Bluetooth

Review: Booq Cobra Squeeze Backpack

With Apple's recent unveiling of the next generation of MacBooks (among other things), it's obvious that portability is becoming an even larger priority than before for both companies and consumers. Booq is staying with the times and its latest tech backpack, the <b>Cobra squeeze ($195)</b>, aims to do …

Specs

How Force Touch would make the iPhone better

Force Touch, Apple’s new pressure-sensing technology coming to the Apple Watch and its 2-pound, 0.52-inch-thin MacBook is, according to reports, also …

Tether Locks and Unlocks Your Mac Automatically with Your iPhone

iPhone/Mac: We've seen apps that unlock and lock your Mac from your iPhone before, but Tether is not only one of the easiest to use tools out there, …

Invoke Specific Notification Center Views With A Keyboard Shortcut

Notification Center is a useful feature for Mac users, and it's easy enough to create a keyboard shortcut to pull it up by just hopping into the …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Black hole 12bn times more massive than sun is discovered

Scientists name new ‘object’ SDSS J0100+2802 and say it is 12.8bn light years from Earth and was formed just 900m years after the Big Bang<p>A monster black hole powering “the brightest lighthouse in the distant universe” has been discovered that is 12bn times more massive than the sun, scientists …

Universe

Here's the Dream Yacht Designed for Steve Jobs

The 256-foot yacht Venus was designed by the famed Philippe Starck.<p>What, you thought it'd be black like a cheap PC?<p>This gleaming white yacht is the <i>Venus</i>, imagined by French designer Philippe Starck for Apple's Steve Jobs. The tech titan died before the yacht could be completed. <i>Venus</i> now owned by …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

New Pandora iOS app rolling out with emphasis on personalization

Pandora is rolling out an updated version of its iPhone app with a strong emphasis on personalization.<p>Personalized genre and artist suggestions will now appear at the top of your list of stations, and a new thumbs-up icon on the now-playing screen gives you fast access to song ratings – as well as …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

OS X

Case-Mate Barely There Case

Not yet rated<p>List Price:<p>$20.00<p>Price:<p>$14.95<p>You Save:<p>$5.05 (25% Off)<p>Product Description<p>You want to protect most Apple iPhone but don't like the …

The FDA has approved a less intrusive, less painful replacement for a colonoscopy exam

Even though colorectal cancer is the third-most common cancer diagnosed in the US, an estimated 23 million Americans between the ages of 50 to 75 don’t get screened for it despite professional recommendations that they do. If you’ve ever had a colonoscopy, you would understand why. And if you …

Cancer

Change This iPhone Setting To Stop Closed Apps From Tracking Your Location

Foursquare users who play hooky from work to go see a movie may not “check in” for fear of colleagues seeing their whereabouts, but the app still knows they’re there. Last week, the Wall Street Journal confirmed an earlier report that Foursquare “tracks your every movement, even when the app is …

The best Wi-Fi routers you can buy right now

Let's face it, routers are now a big part of our daily lives. Whether for your connected home or just at the office, jumping on a Wi-Fi connection is …

Wi-Fi

If your iPhone 5 isn't charging anymore, it could be that third party cable you're using

Have an iPhone 5 that won't seem to charge past 1% or boot up at all anymore after the battery was completely depleted? It seems that you aren't …