Tag Archive: Uses


5 of the Silliest Uses of Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

The Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro is being advertised as a brilliant tool that will contribute to the next leap forward in human innovation, but that doesn’t mean users can’t have a little lighter hearted fun with the new Touch Bar too! Here are some of the absolute silliest uses of Touch Bar … Read More

Malware uses Apple’s FairPlay DRM to attack iOS users

Researchers have just discovered a new malware threat for iOS devices that uses Apple’s own FairPlay DRM system as a delivery vector. Dubbed “AceDeciever” by the researchers, the malware in question can technically infect any type of iOS device, jailbroken or not, if a user downloads a third-party app. The three offending iOS apps have […]

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Ex-NSA lawyer uses tacky metaphor to slam Apple

Commentary on the encryption battle between Apple and the U.S. government might have received its strangest metaphor yet. Stewart Baker, who used to serve as a counsel for the National Security Agency, appeared on a panel at the South by Southwest Interactive festival in Austin this week. During the discussion, he said that Apple’s current, […]

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See How Much Data a FaceTime Call Uses on iPhone

FaceTime is the lovely video chat service that is available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac OS X, and while it’s a lot of fun to use and helps keep people in touch, something to keep in mind is that FaceTime can use quite a bit of data as it’s essentially streaming and uploading … Read More

Pro Tip: iPad Pro uses same keyboard shortcuts as your Mac

If you’re one of the lucky ones to get your hands on a big, beautiful iPad Pro, you might be surprised that many of the same OS X keyboard shortcuts, like the ones for cut, paste, find, etc., are available right on your new giant laptop replacement. The iPad Pro keyboard has a Command key […]

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Mac dev uses Klingon to make app pirates walk the plank

When a Klingon says bortaS bir jablu’DI’reH QaQqu’ nay,’ it’s not good. It means “Revenge is a dish best served cold” and what is likely to follow is some sort of death blow. So when Edward Brawer, the developer of the dock replacement software uBar, had pirates of his Mac app in sight, he set […]

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Former NBA player uses all 5 fingers to palm Apple products

Former NBA player Rex Chapman pleaded guilty to four counts of felony theft this week. He was arrested for not only stealing over $ 15,000 worth of Apple gear from the store in Scottsdale, Arizona, but also for selling it at local pawn shops. Chapman allegedly pretended to use the Apple Store’s self-checkout system, leaving without […]

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Apple Stores now stocking professional drones for completely legal uses

With a mere $ 1,259.95, you can now buy a professional camera drone from the Apple Store. Called the DJI Phantom 3, it shoots 4K video with a bottom mounted 12 megapixel camera, has a 3-axis stabilization system, and you can run it all from your iPhone or its own remote controller. You know, for all […]

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Cult of Mac Magazine: 9 uses for old Apple TVs, new iMacs and more

With the Apple TV ready for a radical refresh, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll do with your old set-top box once you upgrade to the latest and greatest model. You’ll find cool projects for your old Apple TV in this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine for iPhone and iPad. You’ll […]

Steve Jobs actor still uses an iPhone 4

Michael Fassbender is a lot of things: actor, producer, Magneto … but one thing he isn’t is on the cutting edge of technology. The man playing Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic from director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) confessed in…

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