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iTunes, Reviews, how to »

[18 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 512 views]

Sometimes when Apple does “stuff,” it’s cool and prescient, like killing the floppy in the original iMac. Other times, like MacBooks with no user serviceable parts, not so much. Recently, after updating to iTunes 11.1, many users were left wondering, …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[6 Oct 2013 | 3 Comments | 3,743 views]

Delete stubborn files and leave your OS Mavericks Mac smelling lemony fresh! Some files simply will not delete. Sometimes it’s just one and other times your Mac gets stuck “Emptying Trash” for hours. Here are fast and simple ways expunge …

iOS, Reviews, how to »

[1 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 820 views]

As operating system rollouts go, or not, iOS 7 has been virtually trouble-free — a stunning achievement given the fact that hundreds of millions of people are already using every day. The iOS 7 Messages issue is the one (notably) …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[28 Sep 2013 | 4 Comments | 2,025 views]

It’s not unusual for Geekbench benchmarks for unreleased Macs to appear on the Primate Labs website. However, whereas Apple has announced a 12-core configuration, today we have news of an 8-core 2013 Mac Pro model running an older (unique?) build …

iOS, Reviews, how to »

[22 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 579 views]

What is Multipath TCP (MPTCP)? On a very, very basic level it is how connectively should just work — your devices should automatically make the most efficient use of the network connections available. iPhones iPads and/or iPod touches running iOS …

iPhone, Reviews, how to »

[21 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 1,346 views]

Samsung’s quad-core Galaxy S4 is faster and more powerful than the iPhone 5S and its puny dual-core chip, right? Actually, no. In fact, Apple’s custom-designed A7 processor is much more powerful. So forget about overblown spec sheets overloaded with half-baked …

Games, Mac, Reviews, how to »

[1 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 739 views]

Expectations. Whereas SimCity Mac is unplayable for many, though not all, just like the PC version, Bioshock Infinite Mac was expected to great and, a few quibbles aside, has turned out to be great.
While it’s got its share of nagging …

Apps, iOS, Reviews, how to »

[31 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 935 views]

On the face of it, playing YouTube videos in the background on your iPad or iPhone while doing something else should just work. Alas, it doesn’t unless you have Chuck Zou’s McTube for YouTube (free), a near feature-complete YouTube client …

iPad, iPhone, iPod, Reviews, how to »

[28 Aug 2013 | 3 Comments | 1,075 views]

So, can you backup your iPhone to iCloud and your Mac? Yes, but there is a catch — only the iCloud will be a full and automatic back up while backing up to your Mac will be strictly manual.
You can …

iPad, iPhone, iPod, Reviews, how to »

[16 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 870 views]

Worried that your Apple or third-party USB power adapter is a hanky or even dangerous? Good news! Apple’s USB Power Adapter Takeback Program begins today.
Fundamentally, if you have an iPhone, iPad and/or iPod touch adapter that you are the least …

Deals, Mac, Reviews, how to »

[13 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 699 views]

Windows PCs are cheap to buy, expensive to use/maintain and generally retain little, if any, of their initial value. Macs, on the other hand, retain much of their value. That said, Apple’s smallest and least-expensive model, the Mac mini, is …

iPad, iPhone, iPod, Reviews, how to »

[7 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 1,453 views]

Recent events in China have lead Apple to announce a USB power adapter takeback program, which will run from August 16 through October 18. This begs the question — “Is my USB power adapter a genuine Apple product?” Here’s a …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[6 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 797 views]

First and foremost, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Instant Video just got some serious competition. With more than 5,500 movies on your Roku and 1,500 titles via your neighborhood Redbox location, the Redbox Instant offer is simple and attractive — …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[3 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 888 views]

So, you got an email notice from Apple saying your complementary 20GB iCloud storage upgrade will revert to the default allotment of 5GB on September, 30, now what? If you have less than 5GB stored there, then no problem. If …

Games, Mac, Reviews, how to »

[31 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 1,569 views]

Cue up the booming reverb effect and, from your diaphragm, deliver a throaty “THUNDERBOLT!” It is now very possible and affordable to pair a consumer grade Apple ultraportable with an external graphics card — the MacBook Air and a Thunderbolt …