Tag Archive: Active


Get Active Flight Information on Mac OS X from Nearly Anywhere, Instantly

One of the most useful features of Mac OS X is the feature called data detectors, which allow users to highlight text and words to then get instant dictionary definitions, details about movies and other media, and, as we’ll show you here, you can even get data about airplane flights that are coming and going. … Read More

Why Apple’s Active Calories don’t add up (and how you can change that)

Have you ever noticed that some of your workout data is missing from the Health app on your iPhone? Apple’s Health app is designed to provide a central hub for all your fitness apps to save and share their data. You might assume this means all your Active Calories are added together, regardless of which […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Spotify now has 60 million active listeners, and 15 million are paying

Spotify now has a whopping 60 million active listeners, 15 million of which are paying for a Spotify Premium subscription, the European company confirmed today. Spotify has added around 2.5 million paying subscribers in just two months — and that’s…Read more ›

WhatsApp now has 700 million active users

WhatsApp has come a long way from its early days, when creators Jan Koum and Brian Acton were inspired to create a cross-platform messenger app by Apple’s addition of push notifications to iOS 3.0. Having been snapped up by Facebook…Read more ›

Killer deals on audio equipment: Pocket Kick, Grain Audio, Active Wrap phones, more [Deals]

The holidays are approaching fast. Make gift giving easy by shopping at Cult of Mac Deals. For the music lover on your list, check out these four awesome devices that he or she would love to receive. Each audio device…Read more ›

Best deals of the week: Adobe KnowHow, Active Wrap phones, ilumi Smartbulb, more [Deals]

It’s been another busy week at Cult of Mac Deals. There are a ton of killer deals being offered right now, and it’s easy to miss some of the ones we’ve written about. Today we highlight some of the best…Read more ›

Prevent System Sleep While a Process or Command is Active in Mac OS X

Many Mac users use utilities to temporarily prevent their computer from sleeping, often relying on sleep corners, the third party tool called Caffeine, pmset, or more recently, the command line utility that is now bundled with OS X called caffeinate. By default, the Caffeine menubar item and the caffeinate command both will prevent sleep as … Read More

Use This Easy Trick to See the Clock & Current Time When On an Active iPhone Call

Ever noticed that the current time and clock become inexplicably invisible on the iPhone lock screen when you’re on a phone call and using a headset or the earbuds? Yes, the call time is always visible to show you how long you’ve been on the call, but oddly the actual time of day becomes completely … Read More

Facebook Now Has 1 Billion ‘Active’ Mobile Users

Following news of Facebook’s surprise acquisition of Oculus VR for $ 2 billion, Mark Zuckerberg shared some impressive numbers regarding the social network’s sustained mobile growth. Facebook has an “active” mobile user base of 1 billion, Zuckerberg announced, while the Facebook-owned…Read more ›    [Read More…]