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iWatch concept design by ADR Studios.

iWatch concept design by ADR Studios.

Apple is secretly building an iWatch deep within the confines of its Cupertino headquarters, according to a new report from The New York Times. The device uses curved glass to bend with the movement of the human wrist.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumors of a mysterious iWatch. The Times reported that Apple was prototyping such a product in  [Read More...]

Mac Setups: The Mac Pro Workstation of a Musician

The Mac desk of a musician

This weeks great Mac setup comes to us from Luca D., a musician, who as you may have guessed from looking at the set up picture, uses his Apple gear to create music. Hardware shown includes:

Mac Pro 4,1 – 2.9GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, ATI HD6870 Video Card Dual 24″ HP LA2405 Displays UAD 2 Quad PCI-e card Motu 828 MKIII Hybrid external  [Read More...]

Get Borderlands 2 on Steam Now for Half Price

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Borderlands 2 is unequivocally the best first-person shooter available for the Mac. Right now it’s half off at the Steam store, making it $ 30, meaning you can snag a deal better even than the Mac App Store price of $ 45.

like its predecessor, Borderlands 2 combines fast-paced combat with role playing concepts like a skill tree, a witty, well-written storyline and a staggering degree of weapon selection. The Steam  [Read More...]

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As video surveillance goes, Netgear’s VueZone system is about as easy and user-friendly as it gets. But does VueZone sacrifice power and performance for ease-of-use? We tested the two-camera system, which cam with two motion-detecting cameras, four magnetic mounts and the master gateway for $ 290. It also came with a one-month trial subscription to the Premier service subscription; the no-frills Basic service, which allows you to montitor up to two cameras  [Read More...]

Every week Mac Games and More (http://www.macgamesandmore.com/) features a casual, entertaining, Apple Mac downloadable computer game to play over the weekend. This week, step inside a supernatural investigation to find two circus entertainers that have mysteriously disappeared. Download it now

Break the Curse: The Crimson Gems (adventure) – A couple of local carnies have gone missing and your presence is immediately required since you are recognized as an expert in paranormal investigations.  [Read More...]

Mastering Terminal To Hack Your Mac [Feature]

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Terminal app can be daunting at first, but it’s really the best way to hack into your Mac’s configurations and preferences to customize things to work for you rather than against you. With the right Terminal commands, you can tweak the Finder, mess with the user interface, build a more private and secure Mac, and even enable features that aren’t officially supported on older Macs.

Here are a few of the better  [Read More...]

CoM - ML Server

Want to harness the power and flexibility of Apple’s Mountain Lion Server? Whether you are setting it up for a school, home network or business, with this Cult of Mac Deals offer you will learn the most effective way to use everything Apple’s Mountain Lion server has to offer.

For only $ 39 you can take home more than 9 hours of actionable content and over 110 lectures of  [Read More...]

Why Is Siri Still In ‘Beta’?

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Apple’s Siri personal assistant has been in development for 10 years.

Apple doesn’t let app developers use the word “beta” for iPhone apps.

And the company spends millions on — and make billions from — the advertising of their “beta” product specifically.

Given these facts, is it disingenuous, unfair, inconsistent, hypocritical and inaccurate for Apple to continue calling Siri “beta”?

IBM invented the “beta” designation for software in the 1950s.  [Read More...]

Screen Shot 2013-02-08 at 17.47.50This week’s must-have apps roundup kicks off with Mailbox, the best third-party mail client that’s available on iOS. If you haven’t already downloaded your copy and joined the queue, do it as soon as you can. Mailbox is accompanied by AudioBox, a new player for all of your cloud-based music; the latest game from Kairosoft, and more.

Mailbox — iPhone (Free)

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So far this week, we’ve spent time hacking our Macs via the Terminal, the best darn behind-the-scenes app you can find in Mac OS X. We’ve talked about tweaking the Finder, the user interface, security and privacy, and the Dashboard.

Today, let’s look at a few of the newer features of the OS X world, and how to make them work on older, unsupported Macs using some Terminal magic.

Enable AirDrop  [Read More...]