Tag Archive: Life


Pro Tip: Bring your Mac to life with a custom video screen saver

If you’re enamored of the beautiful aerial screen savers on your new Apple TV and want to do something similar on your Mac, you’re in luck. SaveHollywood is a screen saver module that will work on any Mac running OS X 10.8 or later, and it lets you play any movie you want when your […]

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Pro Tip: Max out your iPhone battery life with this extreme trick

My iPhone 6 Plus is a battery hog. I routinely get around 12 hours off of one full charge. I carry around external battery packs to make sure I’m not short when it matters. I’d do pretty much anything to increase the amount of battery I have left at the end of the day, including […]

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Macs make life easier at IBM

You might not think of IBM as a Mac-friendly place to work, but Fletcher Previn, VP of Workplace-as-a-Service at IBM might beg to differ. Previn used to think like you do: that Apple PCs are more expensive, they’re challenging to support, and require a ton of re-training for help desk staff (who serve a 50,000 […]

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Macs make life easier at IBM

You might not think of IBM as a Mac-friendly place to work, but Fletcher Previn, VP of Workplace-as-a-Service at IBM might beg to differ. Previn used to think like you do: that Apple PCs are more expensive, they’re challenging to support, and require a ton of re-training for help desk staff (who serve a 50,000 […]

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Samsung may be ruining your iPhone 6s’ battery life

A new controversy is brewing online revealing not all iPhone 6s units get the same amount of battery life, thanks to the new A9 processor that’s been built by both Samsung and TSMC. Apple dual sourced A9 production from TSMC and Samsung, and while it was discovered earlier that the two chips aren’t the same […]

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How Apple could use 3D Touch to bring Maps to life

3D Touch was the most widely-praised feature of the new iPhone 6s, and something that has the potential to be a real game-changer going forward. In a newly-published patent, Apple explains how 3D Touch-style technology could revolutionize maps, by letting users animate the screen with different levels of touch. For instance, users would be able […]

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5 ways ‘Hey Siri’ will change your life for the better

iOS 9’s new always-listening “Hey Siri” feature promises to be a game-changer for Apple’s AI assistant. That goes double for iPhone 6s users, since they won’t have to plug in their handsets to to use Siri’s new voice activation tech. So how exactly will “Hey Siri” improve your life? Let us count the ways… I’ve been a […]

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Awesome infographic connects the dots of Steve Jobs’ life

Steve Jobs’ life has been immortalized in the form of numerous biographies, three movies, multiple documentaries, several operas, and a handful of graphic novels — but now it’s been turned into an infographic, too. Created by the folks at Visualistan, this neat creation takes you through Steve’s most significant moments in one easy-to-read pictogram, based on […]

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Tim Cook offers fan an internship after Apple Watch saved his life

The teen who had his life saved thanks to his Apple Watch heart monitor has received a brand new iPhone 6s and — more importantly — an internship with Apple next summer. 17-year-old football player Paul Houle says he was recovering from his recent medical emergency when he received a very special call from Cupertino. […]

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Apple Watch heart monitor saves teen’s life

A teen sought medical attention after his Apple Watch heart monitor gave him persistently high readings, and that decision saved him from an untimely death. Paul Houle, a 17-year-old football player, bought Apple’s wearable a few days before he started pre-season training at Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass. After two practices in one day, he […]

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