Is This Hot Dog the New iPhone 6? [Humor]

Aug 27, 2014 - 3 Comments

iPhone 6 leak humor

With the official iPhone 6 unveiling just a few weeks away, rumors and hype surrounding the new phone are really heating up.

Part leaks, mockups, conjecture, and overproduced videos showing off little alleged internal components that are entirely meaningless to the average human, are all part of the run-up to the new iPhone release, and that’s where this video showing off the, uhm, leaked “iPhone 6″, comes in. The whole thing is pretty funny and embedded below, be sure to watch it for a laugh:

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun, iPhone - 3 Comments

Larger iPad with 12.9″ Display Coming in Early 2015

Aug 26, 2014 - 8 Comments

iPad Pro 12.9" Screen coming in 2015

Apple will release a larger iPad with a 12.9″ screen in early 2015, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, News, Rumor - 8 Comments

How to Calibrate Mac Displays for the Best Picture & Color

Aug 26, 2014 - 12 Comments

Calibrate a Display in Mac OS X

Having an external monitor hooked up to a Mac can boost productivity significantly, and most users who get a secondary screen just hook it up and start using it – it works, so why mess around, right? But to get the best picture and color representation out of your external display, you’ll want to take the time to calibrate the screen through a built-in OS X utility. In fact, you should probably calibrate every display you use with your Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 12 Comments

Make Image Proof Sheets on a Mac Quickly with This Trick

Aug 25, 2014 - 2 Comments

A quick proof sheet made on Mac

Aside from using apps like Photoshop, one of the best ways to make a contact sheet on the Mac is to use Automator to generate the thumbnail sheet as needed. But because Automator requires the usage of an OS X scripting utility, it’s beyond the comfort level of many users, and it also takes time to set up the Automator thumbnail script. If you just need to quickly create a contact sheet of image thumbnails for proofing, you may not have the time for that.

That’s where this trick comes into play, it’ll quickly generate a thumbnail contact sheet of pictures almost instantly and with very little effort. The downside, however, is that the generated quick and dirty proof sheet is not particularly high DPI, meaning you’ll want to keep these for digital usage only – printing them out is just not going to look that good.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

How to Show Back & Forward Buttons in Safari for iPhone

Aug 25, 2014 - 2 Comments

Safari Modern versions of iOS changed how Safari looks when a web page is loaded, particularly on the iPhone and iPod touch. To save screen space on these devices, all of the Safari navigation buttons disappear automatically once you start scrolling through a web page, hiding your standard back and forward features and other buttons. While this helps to reduce onscreen buttons and also aids in emphasizing the web page you are viewing on the smaller displays, it’s also rather confusing for some users to find the back/forward navigation, sharing, bookmarks, and tabs buttons to disappear, particularly if they aren’t familiar with how this feature works in Safari for iOS

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

How to Record Slow Motion Video with the iPhone Camera

Aug 24, 2014 - 4 Comments

iOS Camera icon The newest iPhone models support the recording of slow motion video with the native Camera app. This nifty feature was first introduced as a major part of the iPhone 5s camera and is able to shoot 720p movies at 120 frames per second. But that doesn’t mean that slow-motion is limited only to the latest and greatest iPhones, in fact, you can use third party apps to record slow motion video on older iPhone models too. In either case, the result are really fancy slow motion videos, which can be a great way to emphasize particular scenes, events, or just to see the action better of whatever you’re recording.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

Apple iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program Will Replace Faulty Batteries for Free

Aug 23, 2014 - 10 Comments

iPhone 5 battery replacement program

If your iPhone 5 battery suddenly shuts itself off, experiences shorter battery life than expected, or needs to be charged seemingly constantly, it may be a result of a battery issue that impacts some iPhone 5 devices, and Apple will now fix the issue for free.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News, Tips & Tricks - 10 Comments

See a Blank Red Dot on the Phone Icon? It’s Your iPhone Voicemail, Here’s the Fix

Aug 23, 2014 - 3 Comments

Blank red dot on the iPhone phone icon

If you’ve recently made a change to your iPhone service or SIM card, you may notice a mysterious red blank dot on the “Phone” app of the iPhone home screen. Typically that little blank red dot means you have voicemail, but the iPhone can’t retrieve it, and it usually occurs in one of the following scenarios: the iPhone has just been restored or reset, the iPhone has a new SIM card inserted into it with a different phone number or service plan, or the associated phone voicemail password has been changed.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Troubleshooting - 3 Comments

Stop the Twitter for Mac Image Cache Folder from Growing Huge

Aug 22, 2014 - 13 Comments

Twitter for Mac icon The Twitter for Mac client has a peculiar feature (bug?) which causes the app image cache to grow endlessly and without limitation. That means the Twitter image cache folder can easily become several gigabytes in size unbeknownst to the end user, and those cache files are also stored in virtual memory, which can cause unnecessary RAM usage and swapping on a Mac. Thus, if you use the Twitter app in OS X, you may want to manually intervene from time to time to delete this image cache, otherwise you’ll find your disk space slowly disappearing as the cached image files from your twitter stream get saved to disk, never clearing itself out. You also may get fed up with that manual cache deletion process and decide to prevent the app from saving any image cache, so we’ll show you how to do that too.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 13 Comments

What to do with Frayed Lightning Cables?

Aug 22, 2014 - 31 Comments

Fraying Lightning cable

How many iPhone and iPad owners wind up having a frayed USB lightning adapter with wires visible or protruding from the cable? One of my own Lightning cables ended up a frayed disaster after less than a year of being always plugged into a MacBook, and only used on a desk – not exactly demanding usage conditions – and I run into many others who have similar issues with Apple USB adapters for iOS devices.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Troubleshooting - 31 Comments

Hilarious Picture Captures the Exact Moment a Skydiver Loses iPhone in Middle of Free Fall

Aug 21, 2014 - 14 Comments

Skydiver losing iPhone in the middle of free fall

Don’t you hate it when you’re skydiving and lose your iPhone during a free fall? OK so probably none of us can say that has happened to them, but this hilarious picture captures the exact moment of such an event occurring at some-odd thousand feet above Earth. In the picture, a skydiver named Patrick has an enormous grin on their face, completely oblivious to their iPhone drifting out of his pocket… so long iPhone, it was so nice knowing you.

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun - 14 Comments

OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2 Released

Aug 21, 2014 - 5 Comments

OS X Yosemite Apple has released the second version of the OS X Yosemite Public Beta. Mac users who opted in to participate in the public beta program for Yosemite are recommended to install the update. Alongside Public Beta 2 is also a new beta version of the redesigned iTunes 12. Both updates focus on bug fixes and feature refinements as the next version of OS X marches closer towards a public release in the Fall.

Users who are actively running OS X Yosemite Beta will find the new update available to them through the Software Update mechanism of the Mac App Store. The download weighs in about 1.7 GB for both packages of the new iTunes 12 build as well as OS X Yosemite Beta 2.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 5 Comments

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