Why the Holiday Season Will be a Major Test for Apple Pay

Apple Pay
By most accounts, Apple Pay is off to a modest start, with some consumers already embracing the NFC payment system even as Apple rushes to add more retailers and banks to the service. But the fledgeling payment system will face a major test this holiday season, when shoppers flock to retail outlets searching for the perfect gift for friends Read more…

How to Fix the Most Common Printing Issues in OS X

How to Fix the Most Common Printing Issues in OS X
One of the best features of OS X has always been its ability to make installing and using printers incredibly easy. Apple’s operating system has built-in support for hundreds of printers from dozens of manufacturers, which means most of the time they work simply by plugging them into our Mac. As powerful and robust as these printing subsystems Read more…

Apple Deserves to be Sued Over Lost Android Text Messages

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For months now, former iPhone users have complained about the fact that they haven’t been able to receive text messages sent to their new mobile devices due to an error in Apple’s iMessages servers. The problem was a major source of frustration for those who had left the Apple ecosystem, and had moved on to Read more…

Why the Apple Watch isn’t Competing with Android Wear at All

Why the Apple Watch isn't Competing with Android Wear at All
It has been more than two months since Apple first unveiled the new Apple Watch, and we know little more about it today than we did back in September when we got our original tantalizing glimpse. When the product was announced, we were told that it would be released in three different flavors – Watch, Read more…

Timbo Snake 2 Is an App for the Kids of the 90s

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Snake is one of those games that one will never forget. Especially if you had a Nokia cell phone back in the 90s or early 2000s. But did you know that Snake existed even before that? Source The concept was born in the 70s as an arcade game. I honestly didn’t know about that, but Read more…

How to Install Custom Keyboards in iOS 8

custom keyboards in iOS 8
When it was released back in September, iOS 8 brought a slew of new tools and features to the iPhone and iPad, not the least of which is the ability for users to install their own custom, third-party keyboards. Since then, there have been a number of fun, and useful, keyboards released on the app Read more…

Will HomeKit Become the Next Big Thing From Apple?

HomeKit
Amidst all the hype and hoopla surrounding iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite at the Worldwide Developer Conference this past June, Apple quietly unveiled a software development kit designed to jumpstart the fledgling home automation market. Dubbed HomeKit, this new platform was created to give developers a level of standardization when creating devices for use in Read more…

Microsoft Office Mobile Is Now Free for iOS

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I’ve been totally happy using Pages on my iPad, but for those who prefer to use Microsoft Office Mobile, then there’s good news all around. In an unprecedented move, the company has made Microsoft Office Mobile free for iOS, as well as Android actually. iOS users can also download separate apps for Word, Excel, and Read more…

Trent Reznor Adds Cred to Apple

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Back when the Beats acquisition was the talk of the town, the names we mostly heard was “Dr. Dre” and “LeBron“. What was rather overlooked was the fact that Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails’s frontman, was Chief Creative Officer of Beats Electronics’ new music subscription service, Project Daisy. Source Now that things have somewhat settled Read more…

PDFManagerUltimate by Cisdem, a Complete PDF Management System for Mac

PDFManagerUltimate
One of the best features of owning a Mac is the built-in ability to create PDF files from any document, and view those files without the need for Adobe’s Reader software. But sometimes the PDF functionality that Apple has included in OS X simply doesn’t provide all of the tools we need to create, edit, Read more…