Tag Archive: System


How to Increase All System Font Size in Mac OS X

Mac OS X defaults to a predefined set system font size for all onscreen text and user interface elements, and while many users will find the default text size to be sufficient, some users may wish the system font size was larger, and some may wish the Mac system text size was smaller. It turns … Read More

Circle with Disney is a near flawless parental control system [Reviews]

I recall at WWDC 2011 when Steve Jobs introduced iCloud he talked about how up until that point, managing and syncing content across devices was driving everybody nuts. You’d take one photo on one device and would have to plug it in and sync it to another device, which would then offer up some of […]

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Ive says Apple Watch is a fashion system, not a product

Apple Watch was never designed to be a singular product, according to Jony Ive, but a whole fashionable system in its own right. Not just in a functional sense, either, as part of an Apple tech ecosystem. In an interview with Mashable’s Christina Warren, Ive points out the form that enriches the Apple Watch function. […]

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Monitor System Stats, CPU Temp, Fan Speed in Mac Notification Center

Many Mac users like to keep a watchful eye on their system stats, including processor utilization, memory usage, disk activity, network usage, CPU temperature, fan speed, and perhaps battery stats. The Activity Monitor Dock icon offers one way to do this, but it’s on a limited basis, so if you’d rather see all kinds of … Read More [Read More…]

Monitor System Stats, CPU Temp, Fan Speed in Mac Notification Center

Many Mac users like to keep a watchful eye on their system stats, including processor utilization, memory usage, disk activity, network usage, CPU temperature, fan speed, and perhaps battery stats. The Activity Monitor Dock icon offers one way to do this, but it’s on a limited basis, so if you’d rather see all kinds of … Read More

Jeremy Clarkson shows off Amazon’s drone delivery system

It’s been a hot minute or two since Amazon last released any information about its proposed drone-based delivery system, Amazon Prime Air, which may one day be dropping off our new iPhones and iPads in the most gravity-defying way possible. That changed late Sunday when the mega retailer released a brand new video preview showing […]

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iMessage could power Apple’s peer-to-peer payments system

Apple is considering using iMessage to make it easy for iOS to transfer users money to one another, according to a new report. Given iMessage’s high level of encryption and existing popularity among users (particularly millennials), it makes perfect sense that Apple would use the software — rather than developing a completely new app. It was reported […]

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All the phones at the party become one sound system with AmpMe

The party is on, but there’s a problem: There’s no stereo or Bluetooth speaker for the music. But a startup out of Montreal has developed an app that allows partygoers to create a DIY sound system. AmpMe is an app that syncs streaming music across the many smartphones at that party to create one powerful […]

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Shelf-sized stereo system delivers massive sound from a tiny footprint

Now that we’re in the era of the portable Bluetooth speaker, it’s hard to justify spending money on a stereo system that just sits on a shelf at home. That perception is exactly what this tiny stereo system from German audio giant Thonet and Vander aims to fight, though. The Rätsel brings old-school stereo sensibility […]

Toyota shuns CarPlay for some nav system you’ve never heard of

Instead of using Apple’s CarPlay infotainment system or Android Auto in its 2016 vehicles, Toyota has decided to use a company you’ve probably never heard of to provide navigation and phone connectivity. Toyota’s first vehicle with the tech will be the 2016 Tacoma pickup, outfitted with a Scout GPS Link unit from Telnav Inc. The […]