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iPad mini pre-orders start tonight. Here’s how to get one

At midnight tonight (Pacific time), the long-awaited iPad mini will officially be up for grabs. Of course, we have no way of knowing how much inventory Apple has ready to and waiting to ship. As we remember, the iPhone 5 pre-orders sold out online within an hour. The iPhone 4S, last year, wasn’t far behind, [...]

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How To: Prevent your iPhone, iPod, iPad from tracking you for advertisers

If your iDevice runs iOS 6, this applies to you. Apple now displays a setting, which you can toggle on or off, that allows advertisers to serve more targeted ads to you based on a variety of factors of how you use your phone. If you don’t want advertisers seeing this data, it takes all [...]

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[Tip] Use Google Maps in iOS 6 and iPhone 5

Many are outraged about the exclusion of Google Maps from iOS 6 and on the just-released iPhone 5. While we’ve heard rumors of Google releasing a native version of the app for iOS users, no such app has materialized yet. In the meantime, if Apple’s Maps app has you down, get your Google Maps on [...]

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How To Watch The Olympics Online For Free

Short version: Go here and put in your cable username and password. That’s it. Long version: We’re finally in a mass Twitter and social media age. While there are still plenty of people who aren’t into social media and the Internet, it is no longer the default. In fact, this is probably the first Summer [...]

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Get started with your new Retina MacBook Pro: Find wallpapers, apps, and more.

Thanks to the 2-3 week backorder, many of you are finally getting your Retina MacBook Pro. What are you going to do with it? Wallpapers Trust me — you want a high-resolution background. Delete all the backgrounds you thought were pretty and replace them with retina backgrounds. Photos that are 2880 x 1800 are a [...]

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Was Your Password Hacked?

Password databases are getting hacked all the time these days, or at least it feels like. You might have recently read that Yahoo! lost over 450,000 unencrypted passwords. Sony had 77 million accounts breached in 2011, with over 1 million password without any cryptographic protection. A few months ago even the state of Utah had [...]

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If you’re bored, here’s a DIY iPad stand out of cardboard!

Cash-strapped and need an iPad stand? Try making your own! Here’s a cheap and environmentally friendly way to make your own iPad stand from cardboard. To make the case, print out the template and watch the video: Saves money This cardboard iPad stand makes it easy to put an iPad stand everywhere you need one without [...]

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Take the guesswork out of finding the perfect paint color with Chip It!

For a lot of people, warm summer days mean long summer projects that may have been neglected during the colder winter months. Fix your fence, plant your garden, clean your gutters, etc. What about giving everything a fresh coat of paint? Ever explored the paint aisles in home improvement stores? Hello, overwhelming! Why are there [...]

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The night I got owned by Wil Wheaton on Twitter (by @TySpace)

I love tweeting celebrities on Twitter on the off chance that I will generate reactions from them. In the past, I’ve received either retweets or replies from the likes of Chef Gordon Ramsey, Mark Cuban, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and Breckin Meyer. To me, drawing some reaction from a celebrity on Twitter is like a [...]

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How To: Play Super Nintendo or Sega cartridges on your computer

Many of us get very nostalgic about our old video games, especially when referencing two of the most classic systems of all time, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis. To relive our glory days of gaming these days, our options have included either downloading emulators (which work well enough, but aren’t perfect), dust [...]

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