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For a long time, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were two of the biggest competitors in the technology industry. They were both early pioneers of desktop computing, and their companies were battling each other for every ounce of market share they could get their hands on.

But those shared experiences eventually led to the two becoming good friends. In a new interview for CBS’ 60 Minutes, Gates fondly remembers his old foe, and emotionally recalls  [Read More…]



With over 500�episodes�of The Simpsons aired on TV, and tons of Apple links, even a hardcore Simpsons and Apple fan might have missed this tribute to Apple. In episode #497 “The D’oh-cial Network” Lisa builds a social-network called SpringFace. The computer behind Lisa’s coding prowess was a Lisa computer by Mapple at the Springfield High School computer lab.

The Apple nod is a reference to the Apple Lisa which was released  [Read More…]


If there’s one part of iOS that Apple needs to be paying more attention to, it’s the lockscreen. Case in point: jailbreak developers and concept designers are coming up with some really innovate ideas for making use of the first screen we all see when we check our iPhones.

Axis, a new jailbreak tweak that began as a simple concept some months ago, is another great example of doing more with the  [Read More…]

Jobs had fantastic hair in high school, which is always more important than a GPA.

Jobs had fantastic hair in high school, which is always more important than a GPA.

When you die as a billionaire who created one of the most influential companies in modern history, people automatically assume that you were pretty smart. And smarts mean good grades in school, right? That’s what your teachers want you to believe.

Mr. Steven  [Read More…]

Android Wi-Fi Hotspot and internet connection sharing Nearly every Android smartphone can share it’s cellular data connections and turn itself into an internet hotspot, an infinitely valuable feature that lets you connect Macs, PC’s, iPad, or Nexus tablets get online through the cell connection. Of course the iPhone has this ability too, but we’re going to focus on getting this feature working with Android this time around, and we’ll also show how  [Read More…]

Flabby Info Habits? Get On the Google Now Diet!

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I’ve decided to use Google Now exclusively for a long list of tasks. I’m calling it the Google Now Diet.

Here’s why I’m doing it. New technology is great. Trouble is, we’re all stuck with habits formed by old technology.

For example, when you want to search, what do you do? I habitually type in a search in the URL address bar or go to

When  [Read More…]

CoM - Speaker 2

Whether you’re a fan of music, podcasts, or audiobooks, there’s nothing quite like being able to take your favourite audio with you wherever you go. It’s even better when you don’t have to worry about wires. This Cult of Mac Deals offer takes care of you on both fronts – and at a price that sounds just as sweet.

The Soundbrick is a high-quality Bluetooth speaker that gives you  [Read More…]

CoM - ebookconverter

Cult of Mac Deals has another great freebie lined up for you – but this offer won’t be around much longer! Ondesoft AudioBook Converter for Mac allows users to easily strip DRM and any unwanted protection so your purchased m4b and aax audiobooks can be played on any device you like.

This converter is completely comprehensive which allows for top features to perform flawlessly. Chapter information will be preserved in  [Read More…]

Mastering Notification Center On Your Mac [Feature]

My desktop is rarely this clean.

My desktop is rarely this clean.

Notification Center, introduced with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, has quickly become an integral part of the Mac OS experience, replacing third-party apps like Growl and the like with a built-in system for notifying you of system and other events on your Mac.

Let’s take a look, then, at five tips and tricks to help you get the most out of  [Read More…]


Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.

Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the shower.

What you need to know is this: Wearable computing is the next evolution of consumer electronics. And it changes  [Read More…]