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Upgrade your Mac’s skillset with these utility apps [Deals]

Your Mac can do a lot right out of the box, but it can do more. A lot more. Look no further than these four premium apps for expanding the utility of your favorite computing machine. We’ve found big savings on apps for remaining distraction free while working, saving or working with online video, keeping […]

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iOS 9.3.1 is here with fix for crashing web links

iPhone users suffering from crashing woes on iOS 9.3 are finally getting some relief today. Apple has released iOS 9.3.1 to the public, bringing new bug fixes and performance improvements for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The update comes more than a week after the release of iOS 9.3, which had a few problems […]

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Samsung’s smart trousers boast a Wi-Fly and get up alerts

Samsung’s taking the Internet of Things to the next level with its new Internet of Trousers lineup. The South Korean company’s smart pants come with cutting-edge wearable technologies like Wi-Fly, get up alerts, and fridge lock, which prevents you from overeating when it detects your waist line is expanding. The Internet of Trousers lineup comes in […]

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Delightfully retro RPG gets free expansion on iOS, Mac

Paradox Interactive’s hilarious send-up of fantasy tabletop gaming (think Dungeons and Dragons), Knights of Pen and Paper 2, has just gotten a new free expansion. Called “Back to the Source,” it has two new character classes, higher level caps, an all new mega-dungeon, and a ton of funny stuff packed into it — all for […]

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10 ways to break your iPhone

Sometimes if your iPhone is just in too good condition, it helps to break it in a little. The initial scratch or screen break relieves a lot of pressure. But maybe you ran out of good ideas about how to break it. We’re here to help. 1. Boil it in Coke 2. Drop it in lava 3. […]

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Verizon adds $20 fee to all smartphone upgrades

Verizon will soon start charging a $ 20 fee for anyone upgrading their smartphone with pretty much no loopholes to get out of it. Yes, a carrier is introducing a new fee without much explanation and customers are forced to deal with it. Shocking, I know. The new fee goes into effect April 4. Verizon currently […]

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Play DTMF Tones on the Mac, Wow

Did you know your Mac has built in DTMF tones? It sure does! It’s likely part of the ability to make phone calls from a Mac via the iPhone, but putting aside the obvious utility of the tones existence, it’s also kind of a fun retro throwback to the caveman days of using dial tones … Read More

General Electric nearly bought Apple in 1996

Apple Inc. and General Electric are two of the most iconic American companies of the last century, but back in 1996 they almost become one company as GE CEO Jack Welch considered buying the computer maker. It would have only cost GE $ 2 billion and the current Apple CEO, Michael Spindler, was begging Welch to […]

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Set up your new iPhone the right way

Whether you’ve gotten yourself a new iPhone SE, iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus (or even a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus), there are some essential things you’ll want to do to set it up right away. Granted, we’re biased toward our own process, but after so many years setting up iPhones, we’ve […]

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9.7-inch iPad Pro unboxing: big things come in small packages

The new, powerful iPad Pro is available at Apple Stores today and we’ve got a fantastic iPad Pro unboxing video to show you all the ins and outs of the diminutive Pro model iPad. Cult of Mac’s videographer, Ste Smith, talks us through the packaging, the setup, and the latest-greatest device itself in this cool […]

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