Tag Archive: Avoid


Apple engineers might quit to avoid making ‘GovtOS’

Apple’s own engineers may be the company’s last line of defense if it loses its case against the FBI and receives final orders to create “GovtOS,” a less secure version of the iPhone’s mobile operating system. In fact, some reports say that even if legal proceedings go in the government’s favor, and Apple is compelled […]

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3 touchy tech topics to avoid at holiday dinners

The ever-expanding holiday season is upon us once again, and Cult of Mac wants to help make your obligatory family dinners the least awkward they can be. We know that a certain amount of discomfort is unavoidable. Kids might have tantrums, Grinches might get a bit too much “holiday spirit,” or some cousin with beef […]

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SnowCast will help you find (or avoid) the powder this winter

Shake hands with SnowCast. Make some small talk. It’s in your best interest, since this app is very quickly going to become one of your best friends as the winter season rapidly approaches. SnowCast very simply lets you know how much snow you’ll be getting over the next 48 hours at any given time. Depending […]

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Act now to avoid Sprint’s $10 unlimited data price jump

Sprint’s unlimited talk, text and data plan is about to get more expensive. The wireless carrier announced that the plan will jump from $ 60 per month to $ 70 per month starting October 16. Existing customers will be grandfathered in to the current price, but new customers will have to start paying up if they want the […]

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Pro Tip: Avoid data overage charges with this hidden iOS 9 setting

iOS 9’s Wi-Fi Assist feature helps when you’re connected to a slow Wi-Fi connection by kicking in your cellular data network to help things seem a bit snappier. The problem is that it can also rack up some data charges if you end up going over your data cap. If you’ve got a limited data […]

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Apple takes steps to avoid a repeat of XcodeGhost debacle

Apple is taking steps to avoid a repeat of this week’s serious XcodeGhost incident — in which hundreds of App Store apps were discovered to include malware in the form of a counterfeit version of Xcode, the platform used by developers to build their apps. The dodgy Xcode spread in China because it was quicker […]

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How to avoid fake iOS crash scam that wants to steal your cash

An iOS scam designed to cheat people out of money is being reported by users in both the United States and the U.K. A number of iPhone and iPad users have received pop-up notifications on their devices informing them that… Read more ›

This simple Lightning dock solution would help avoid unnecessary breakages

Apple started selling its brand new official Lightning connector dock earlier this year. While it turned out to be a bit less fragile in reality than it looks on first glance, we can’t help but wish Apple had released the… Read more ›

Getting the new MacBook? Avoid Google Chrome for better battery life

There’s no question that Google Chrome is one of the best web browsers you can get, but it’s long been a resource hog under OS X. By simply avoiding it on the new MacBook, your battery could last more than three… Read more ›

How to avoid going full screen in OS X Yosemite

As of OS X Yosemite, the little green button in the upper left-hand corner of all your apps and windows has recently undergone a change in function. Instead of maximizing or re-sizing the windows, as in all previous versions of… Read more ›