How to set up all your shiny new Apple gear

This time of the year typically means gifts, both giving and receiving them. Surely some of you have gotten a brand new Macbook, iMac, iPhone or iPad (Pro, anyone?). If so, you might be looking at a lovely morning playing with your shiny new toys. But where to start? What essential tweaks, software tricks and […]

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Cult of Mac Magazine: Apple’s ‘idea factory,’ best iOS games of 2015 and more

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so we’ve decided to unleash our weekly magazine stuffed full of great Apple news, reviews, and how-tos for your yuletide pleasure. This week, we’ve got a peek inside Apple’s super-secret Industrial Design team, the ten best iOS games from this past year, a plethora of setup guides […]

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Pro Tip: How to get quick info in Apple Maps with 3D Touch

Maps is shaping up to be a pretty great navigational tool with its tight integration in iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, as well as with much more error-free data. I use Maps as a sort of mobile, digital yellow pages, finding businesses in town and looking up their phone number, hours of operation, […]

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Apple TV ad shows just how big the small screen has become

Apple is pushing its new iteration of Apple TV hard, hoping to move it beyond a “hobby” into a must-have set top box for every living room and television set possible. Apple’s new ad, “The Future of Television,” is a visual collage of just about everything you can do with the Apple TV, including watching […]

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Apple TV’s first big update adds Siri search for Apple Music

The latest iteration of Apple TV’s operating system, tvOS 9.1, is out of beta and ready for the big screen. The new update includes support for searching Apple Music with your voice, via the fantastic Siri Remote, so you no longer have to type in long artist names with the weird keyboard line that Apple […]

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CleanMyDrive 2 offers new tools to keep your external drives in top shape

Ever noticed how filled with digital flotsam and jetsam your Mac gets? It’s even worse with external hard drives, which tend to fill up with OS X service files (with glorious names like .DS_Store or .TemporaryItems), Windows service files from when you connect to other PCs, resource forks and un-emptied files in the Trash. CleanMyDrive […]

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Weed app gets you a legal prescription in minutes

It’s about time, really. We already can order pizzas, send images of our rashes to medical doctors, and get groceries delivered via the magic of our iPhones. Now, with a new app called EazeMD, you can get your legal medical marijuana this way, too. Eaze MD promises California smartphone users the ability to connect with […]

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Pro Tip: Turn your finger into an eraser on iPad

The iPad Pro has become a huge favorite of illustrators and artists all over the place, and as these talented individuals get their Apple Pencils, they’re starting to see the joy of drawing directly on Apple’s massive and powerful tablet. Thing is, the Apple Pencil doesn’t have an eraser on the end of it, unlike […]

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Bumps and spills won’t harm this rugged, water-resistant Bluetooth speaker

Lust List: BlueSync RGD Bluetooth speaker by GoGroove There are those of you who like to take risks. Face it, you love living on the edge, taking your precious electronics into dusty, dirty and even wet locations. If your dream is to play tunes at high volume while you raft Class V rapids, rappel down […]

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How to play Crossy Road on Apple TV with your iPhone

Once Apple brought games to the Apple TV, it was a no-brainer that we’d all want to play them together on the couch in our living room. Apple requires developers to support the new Siri Remote, but they can also allow third-party game controllers to move stuff around on the screen, too. Crossy Road, the […]

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