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Fix Time Machine When Stuck on “Preparing Backup” in Mac OS X

Time Machine is by far the simplest way to keep regular and reliable backups of a Mac, and usually the automatic backups start and finish without any incident. On some rare occasions though, Time Machine may get stuck* on the “Preparing Backup” stage for an inordinately long amount of time, causing a backup to never … Read More

Apple Announces LTE iPad Availability In China

Apple has announced that the LTE iPad Air and iPad mini are now available in China. Cellular iPad models have been on sale in the country already, but today marks Apple’s adoption of the local TD-SCDMA network standard. Here’s the full… Read more ›     

Fix Time Machine When Stuck on “Preparing Backup” in Mac OS X

Time Machine is by far the simplest way to keep regular and reliable backups of a Mac, and usually the automatic backups start and finish without any incident. On some rare occasions though, Time Machine may get stuck* on the “Preparing Backup” stage for an inordinately long amount of time, causing a backup to never … Read More

Apple Will Announce Q2 Earnings On Wednesday, April 23

Apple will hold its second quarterly earnings call for 2014 on Wednesday, April 23rd. The call will be streamed online at 2:00 p.m. PST. Tim Cook promised that we would see new stuff from Apple in ”both current product categories and new… Read more ›     

Join The Fight In The Combat Strategy Game Boom Beach [Video Review]

The phrase “here comes the boom” returns in a whole new form in the new app Boom Beach. One of the iTunes app store’s newest comers, Boom Beach is a combat strategy game where players overtake islands, uncover hidden powers,… Read more ›     

Apple And Samsung Head Back To Court As Jurors Are Chosen For Second Patent Trial

Apple and Samsung have become very acquainted with one another in the courtroom. Every since Apple’s crushing victory against Samsung in 2012 over patent infringement, the tech giants have been duking it out through a seemingly-endless string of appeals. The… Read more ›     

Create A Quick Response To Any Message With Keyboard Shortcuts [iOS Tips]

We’ve shown you how to change the default “On my way!” shortcut on your iOS device, making it just a bit less dorky. We’ve also helped you sync those keyboard shortcuts via iCloud. Today, however, let’s look at this great… Read more ›     

Alleged iPhone Images Show Slimmer Body, Protruding Camera

This morning’s gallery of iPhone 6 renderings had us drooling for an iPhone 6 but a set of leaked images claiming to originate from Apple supplier Foxconn might be our first glimpse of Cupertino’s next handset, or at least a phase… Read more ›     

How to “Detect Displays” on a Mac with OS X Mavericks

Typically when an external display is connected to a Mac, it will automatically be detected and start working instantly, with the Mac either extending the desktop or mirroring the screen over to the newly attached display output. Sometimes that doesn’t happen however, and when a secondary screen is not detected automatically by the Mac, you’ll … Read More

Exodite Flies In The Face Of Time-Honored Shoot-Em-Up Conventions [Review]

Side-scrolling shoot-em-ups are typically exercises in excess. You have no shortage of enemies, power-ups, or ridiculously large bosses, and most importantly, you have all the bullets you’ll ever need. Just hit the button anytime, and bullets come out. That’s how… Read more ›