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Use Chromecast Or Apple TV to Setup A Live Photo Feed That Can Be Updated During An Event

For the first time ever, I decided to throw a New Years Eve party at my house. My girlfriend and I invited a bunch of our friends and family and everyone had a great time. But, if  you know me, you know I wasn’t content with just any old house party. I rigged up a [...]

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Do These 8 New Wallpapers from OS X Mavericks Hint At A Retina Display iMac?

Earlier this week, Apple pushed out the 7th beta of OS X Mavericks (10.9) to developers. Included in this release are eight new high resolution desktop background images. Each image is 5120 x 2880, which is exactly double the current resolution of the 27-inch iMac and external 27-inch Thunderbolt Display (both are 2560 x 1440). [...]

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This guy got his 23-year-old Macintosh Portable to run OS X

Tired of your sleek, slim MacBook Pro? Bored with your new Windows 8 ultrabook? Embarrassed by your big, plastic, bulky Toshiba? This hipster has the computer you need! You won’t find this on store shelves, though. He soldered every last key on the keyboard, then mapped them to the correct function, turning this 23-year-old Macintosh Portable shell [...]

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Next Version of OS X to Include Apple Maps and Siri?

Apple is expected to integrate Siri and Maps into its next Mac operating system, OS X 10.9. If history is to be followed, we’ll have details in February. Yesterday, 9to5Mac reported that reliable sources indicate Apple’s next version of OS X, version 10.9, will include Apple Maps and Siri. Details are few and far between so [...]

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Need an OS X recovery disk? Here are some sleek, cheap, and fast flash drives to match your Mac

When you install Lion or Mountain Lion, you need a network connection. Because some networks can be unreliable, you may want to set up a thumb drive as a restore disk. When I reinstalled Lion on my old MBP, the estimated install time was 78 hours because my network was having problems. To avoid problems like that, you’ll [...]

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Apple May Release Mountain Lion Release Tomorrow

Apple’s Mountain Lion operating system upgrade is slated for a release in ‘July’. With less than 2 weeks remaining in the month and with the release of a ‘Gold Master’ of the software to developers, the update will hit virtual shelves any day. 9to5Mac reports that day could be July 25th, after an scheduled retail [...]

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3 More Features Mountain Lion Is Taking From iOS (via @jkhowland)

There are a few more features Mountain Lion is taking from iOS. Dictation Dictation on the Mac works just like the iPhone. It lets you speak into the built-in microphone and converts it to text. In fact, if you say ‘comma’ or ‘exclamation point,’ Dictation will punctuate for you. Dictation is likely using the same [...]

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Will Siri crush our usage of search? (via @jkhowland)

One of the best things about an upgraded operating system is that you get more from the features you already know and love. Siri is the feature that seemed to pick up the most in iOS 6. Some updates make a single feature better. Some updates make one feature so useful that another seems worse. [...]

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WWDC Keynote: Mountain Lion with Reminders, Notes and Messages (by @jkhowland)

One of the best things about Apple’s iOS and Mac operating systems is that they’re bringing the best features of each to the other. Documents in the cloud is bringing iOS 6 the ability to better manage files on your iPhone and iPad. Reminders, Notes and Messages are making it easier for you to use [...]

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WWDC Keynote: Apple getting more social. Even in Notification Center (via @jkhowland)

It’s getting easier Facebook and Twitter sharing are easier than ever in iOS 6. Twitter integration in iOS 5 was a big deal. It’s been very helpful, and stemmed quite a bit of growth for the online social network. In iOS 6 they’ve updated the integration so that: “There’s no need to leave your app [...]

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