In May 2012 several U.S. carriers started rolling out a nationwideÂ wireless emergency alerts (WEA) system for wireless subscribers. The free service is intended to share information about natural disasters and other location-centric news, likeÂ AMBER alerts.
Over the weekend AT&T announced that it is bringing WEA to its iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S owners across the country. The service will be enabled via a carrier firmware update that has started rolling out to [Read More…]
How cool would it be if some big consumer electronics company that is really great at hardware design sold a smartwatch you could buy for under $ 100 that was open to any developerâ€™s firmware?
That would be amazing, because as an open platform genius software developers could compete with each other to create the ultimate smartwatch experience, and they wouldnâ€™t need to fuss with designing and manufacturing a physical [Read More…]
Are you looking to up your audio editing game? Then this Cult of Mac Deals offer is definitely going to sound good to you!
DSP-Quattro is the do-it-all audio editing program for Mac. Simple yet powerful, this program is great for novices and professional musicians alike. This most recent version â€“ DSP-Quattro Version 4 â€“ is the best yet. It can handle everything from standard audio editing and recording to [Read More…]
The visual change between iOS 7 and iOS 6 is obviously significant, and this graphic does a great job of showing just how the iOS home screen has evolved over time with the iPhone. Covering versions 1.0 through 7.0 and a time period of 2007 to 2013, it gives an interesting look into how things have changed in the past and how they are changing now:
For those of us who use several different types of network connections to get online, you may want to take a moment to set the networking service priority in OS X. This insures that a Mac isn’t connecting through the wrong networking interface when multiple network services are available.
For example, if you have a Mac that is connected to an ethernet network, but also finds available wi-fi networks, you can set one of those to be the preferred connection [Read More…]
My first impression on seeing iOS 7 on my iPhone was: What is this, a My Little Pony theme?
But after scrutinizing, analyzing, deconstructing and living with the new version, Iâ€™m ready to declare iOS 7 an unambiguous masterpiece, a stroke of genius, really.
That may sound like a weird thing to say about a fruity, copycat platform that crashes constantly. But itâ€™s true, and Iâ€™ll tell you why.
iOS 7 [Read More…]
Thereâ€™s nothing worse than having a cable that is too short to be very useful. The 3 foot stock iPhone 5 would be a classic example of such a a cable. This Cult of Mac Deals offer gives you the chance to get a cable that will go a long way to solving that problem.
This lightning fast 10 foot USB 2.0 cable will keep your iDevice charged, updated, [Read More…]
Setting up a dual-boot environment for OS X Mavericks and OS X 10.8 (or even 10.7 and 10.6 if youâ€™re still running an older version of Mac OS X) is easy and allows for a fresh installation of Mavericks to test and develop with. Because the original OS X installation remains untouched, itâ€™s also the safest way to give Mavericks a trial run, which is perfect for running [Read More…]
Have you ever had the chance to play with a remote-controlled helicopter? If you havenâ€™tâ€¦youâ€™ve been missing out.
The Robocopter GST Special Edition with Hyperbrain Controller (aka â€“ the iHelicopter) is the go-to remote control toy for the 21st century. From Extreme Fliers â€“ the leading brand of remote-controlled toys â€“ comes a remote-controlled Helicopter. But this toyâ€™s remote is your iPhone!
The fun begins here at Cult of [Read More…]
TweetDeck for Mac just got a pretty nice update via the Mac App Store that introduces a new user interface and a number of new features. Users will find it’s now easier to navigate their way around the app thanks to a new sidebar, while the built-in translation makes it easier to communicate with foreign friends.
Here’s the full list of changes and improvements:
- Redesigned with a new sidebar on the [Read More…]