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Record the Screen as an Animated GIF in Mac OS X

Aug 23, 2013 - Leave a Comment

LICEcap is a screen recording app that captures a portion of the Mac OS X (or Windows) desktop and saves it directly as an animated GIF. Incredibly simple to use, the apps functionality should be familiar enough to anyone who has used screen recording with QuickTime before, except that rather than a movie being exported, … Read More

This Goofy Mac Bug Lets You Freeze a Window Askew While Remaining Functional

Aug 16, 2013 - 1 Comment

A quirky bug in Mac OS X lets you freeze any window half-way through the minimize animation, providing for a completely askew window that retains the intended functionality. Obviously this isn’t particularly useful, but it can be fun to use and it’s very easy to replicate, here’s how to do it:

Turn the Terminal into a Matrix-Style Scrolling Screen of Binary or Gibberish

Aug 15, 2013 - Leave a Comment

The command line is usually thought of as serious and we usually only cover useful terminal tricks that are fairly advanced, but not everything in the Terminal has to be useful. To prove that, we have three command strings that when pasted into the OS X Terminal, do nothing but scroll screenfuls of random text, … Read More

Flip a Coin & Roll the Dice with Siri

Jun 1, 2013 - Leave a Comment

Can’t decide whether to have pizza or thai for dinner, but you’re all out of coins to flip and make the decision for you? Or maybe you can’t play Yahtzee or Bunco because you lost your dice? No big deal if you have an iPhone or iPad laying around, because Siri can both roll dice … Read More

Stylize Contacts & Names on the iPhone By Adding Emoji Characters

May 15, 2013 - Leave a Comment

Adding Emoji to contacts names on the iPhone is a fun way to stylize individual contacts and to bring an additional layer of customization to iOS. Other than being fun looking, it can also help to quickly identify names in the contacts list, get an additional visual indicator of who sent a text message, and … Read More

Rickroll the Terminal with curl

Apr 1, 2013 - 6 Comments

Ever wished you could find a new creative way to rickroll your particularly tech savvy friends? Just about nobody is fooled by the random YouTube links anymore, and URL shorteners alone aren’t always enough, but now you can bring the persistently annoying rickrolling to the Terminal of OS X and Linux by running a simple … Read More

3 Harmless Pranks to Play on iPhone & iPad Users for April Fools Day

Apr 1, 2013 - Leave a Comment

Being April Fools Day, the internet is largely useless, news is a mess, and much of what you’ll read today is inaccurate rubbish. But don’t worry, we’re not going to fall into that trap, and instead for April Fools we’ll offer up a few pranks that you can play on anyone that has an iPhone, … Read More

Kim Jong Un Uses an iMac

Mar 29, 2013 - 36 Comments

We all know that Apple products are quite popular around the world, but would you ever have guessed that the North Korean “Supreme Leader” Kim Jong Un is a Mac user? Well, he is, and in a recently released press photo from the North Korean state media you can see Kim Jong Un sitting at … Read More

Check Out This Awesome LEGO Rendition of the Original Macintosh

Jan 25, 2013 - 4 Comments

This LEGO build of the original Macintosh 128k is a thing of retro beauty, all that’s missing are some wild eeps to go along with it. Check out the full size version, but the LEGO rendition image resolution maxes out at 1024 x 683, so if you were hoping to use it as a wallpaper … Read More

Protect an iPad While Cooking By Keeping it Safe in a Plastic Bag

Jan 13, 2013 - 8 Comments

The iPad is a great cooking tool that’s perfect for keeping track of recipes and being the ultimate kitchen resource, but if you’ve ever cooked with an iPad you’ll know the screen can get pretty mucked up with various ingredients, and if you aren’t careful it could even damage the device. Thankfully, another kitchen item … Read More

The iPad Potty! The Worst iPad Accessory Ever Made? Or the Best?

Jan 10, 2013 - 11 Comments

This lovely colorful plastic toilet is also an iPad stand, and that means you can now finally potty train a child (or yourself, no judgment here!) with the help of a convenient iPad-toilet combo. I don’t know about you, but I have far more questions than answers about this thing. Is there an app that … Read More

Watch an iPhone 5 Fall 100,000 Feet and Survive [Video]

Jan 4, 2013 - 14 Comments

G-Form, the makers of extreme protective cases for iPads, MacBooks, and iPhones, is demonstrating the effectiveness of their latest iPhone 5 case by sending a device 100,000′ into the atmosphere with a weather balloon, and then letting it free fall and crash land back to Earth. As you probably guessed, the device survives just fine, … Read More

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