Pro Tip: The secret meaning of Apple Watch notifications shapes

If you’ve not paying really close attention to your Apple Watch notifications, you might have missed out on a really subtle and clever design decision the company built into them. It turns out that Apple uses two different shapes for its watch Apple Watch notification badges. And here’s why. I usually just buzz through my […]

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A year of unlimited access to Backblaze — killer of cloud storage [Deals]

Backblaze launched in 2007, accruing hard drives and building out a backup capacity of what amounts to some 150 petabytes of data on its servers. They’ve since become one of the most trusted providers of backup, with prices that beat out even Amazon’s impressively prices S3 service. How much cheaper? Right now you can get […]

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Make putting your resume together a lot less painful with this app [Deals]

Possibly the worst part of the dreary task of job hunting is writing a resume. They’re about as fun to read as they are to write, so your’s has to be clear and eye-catching, something Resumonk Resume Creator makes easy. It’s a great way to cut a big part of the pain out of looking […]

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How iOS 9’s Wi-Fi Assist frees users from slow connections

A new, slightly hidden feature in iOS 9 hopes to help keep your connection as strong as possible. Apple’s latest version of its mobile firmware contains a lot of obvious changes (Passbook is now called Wallet, for example), but a lot of the biggest and best changes are buried away just waiting for you to […]

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Pro Tip: New emoji aren’t out for iOS 9 yet

Some iPhone and iPad users upgrading to iOS 9 today have been looking forward to expressing their love of tacos, burritos, and unicorns — and their disdain for everything else — using the much-touted new emojis, which include the coveted and versatile “middle finger” icon. But unfortunately for those folks, we’re going to have to […]

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How to purge your obsolete Apple Watch alarms

We love how easy it is to set up an alarm from the Apple Watch. All you have to do is say, “Hey Siri, wake me up at 7 a.m.,” and the digital assistant will put that order in for you. But along with this convenience comes a slight inconvenience: What happens to alarms after […]

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Shield your iPhone fitness data from other apps’ prying eyes

With the advent of Apple’s motion-coprocessor chip (currently the M8 in recent iOS devices), any apps that you download and grant permission to can use this data to enhance their offerings. This lets apps like RunKeeper, Carrot Fitness, and others…Read more ›



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5 super quick iPhoto tips to make your photos even better

iPhoto is a free download for everyone these days, making it an affordable bit of kit for dealing with the deluge of photographic data we seem to collect everywhere. Even still, it’s oft overlooked by the best of us because…Read more ›



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