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May 2, 2015

How To Rip A DVD to Your Mac

We’ve all been there (or you may be there right now if you are reading this): you want to rip a DVD you own to your Mac so you can watch it without having to pop in the disc every time. Ripping a DVD will also allow you to put the movie on a mobile device such as your iPhone or iPad so you can watch it on-the-go.

I’m going to outline the steps on how to rip a DVD to your Mac below, but before I begin, you need to keep in mind that new Mac’s no longer have optical drives. This is normally a good thing because it [...]

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March 11, 2015

Apple Online Services Suffering Outage

Have you been trying and failing to get onto various Apple services today? Like the App Store, or iTunes, or iCloud? If so, you’re not alone: today 9to5Mac reports that multiple online Apple services are inexplicably down today, with no relief in sight.

According to the post, the Mac and iOS App Stores are both down, as is iTunes Connect, iBooks, iCloud, and Game Center. Meanwhile, Apple’s System Status Page only shows that the Mac and iOS App Stores are down, along with iTunes and iBooks. According to the status page, as of this [...]

 
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November 18, 2014

Apple Tries to Squash Bugs with iOS, OS X Updates

A new version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS, has been released to users in an effort to fix a few bugs that have popped up since the launch of Apple Pay on iPhones and iPads. Similarly, a new version of OS X for Mac computers has gone out with similar intentions to fix problems – though it seems that while the mobile update is going okay, OS X users are still having issues.

TechCrunch today reports that iOS 8.1.1 will improve “overall stability” in the wake of the Apple Pay launch. Additionally, older iOS devices like [...]

 
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October 20, 2014

Continuity: Finally, Apple’s Ecosystem Feels Unified

I own Apple devices in every category. My main computer is a MacBook Air. My smartphone is an iPhone. My tablet is an iPad. The draw is supposed to be the ecosystem. When you’re all in, everything is supposed to work seamlessly.

But, for the longest time, it felt like that wasn’t the case. All of these gadgets, despite being made by the same company, weren’t working in sync. Sure, there were some things that would sync via iCloud, such as notes and calendars. And iMessage would let you send and receive from many different [...]

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October 17, 2014

Apple’s Federighi Puts the Kibosh on Touchscreen Macs

Yesterday’s Apple event brought a few new iterations of old product categories – we got new iPads, new Mac Minis, and new iMacs with super high definition displays. But while everything old is new again, one feature was left decidedly out: touchscreen computers. And according to a new interview with Apple’s Senior VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi published by CNET today, it’s likely to be left out for quite a while to come, if not forever.

Federighi didn’t mince words about how unlikely Macs were to gain the touch-based [...]

 
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October 12, 2014

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple’s October 16 Event is For Real, iPad Pro Reportedly Delayed

It’s Sunday — know what that means? It’s Weekend Wrap-Up time, where we get you caught up on the most important tech stories from the past week.

Companies making news this week include Apple, Microsoft and Amazon.

Let’s find out why.

Apple Will Hold Event on October 16, But We May Not Get the iPad Pro Until 2015

“It’s been way too long.” That’s the type of thing you’d say to a friend you haven’t seen for ages, and it seems fitting that this is the tagline [...]

 
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October 8, 2014

Apple Confirms October 16 Event: What’ll We See?

Today, when Apple sent out press invites to its October 16 event set to take place at its Cupertino campus next week, the company PR team decided to go with text that was firmly “tongue in cheek.”

“It’s been way too long,” it reads, ironically alluding to the fact that Apple just hosted one of the biggest events it had in years just last month on September 9, where the company unveiled the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay, and the long-awaited Apple Watch. So what will we be seeing at this newest event next week?

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September 25, 2014

Sources: New Mac Mini to Arrive in October

Two years is an especially long period to wait between releases of a desktop computer model, yet that’s what Apple’s done with the Mac Mini. The tiny, standalone PC is the most inexpensive way to join the Mac community, but it was last updated in October 2012. That’s a problem.

Fortunately, it’s one that could be addressed next month.

According to MacRumors, an extremely reputable Apple site, Apple plans to release a brand new version of the Mac Mini next month. New iPads are also rumored to be [...]

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July 25, 2014

Hey Mac: OS X Yosemite Hits Public Beta

There’s only one thing to say about the fact that Apple is sending out invites for the OS X Yosemite public beta today:

According to Neowin, Apple is sending invites to the first one million users who sign up to participate. An early version of Yosemite has been available to developers since it was announced back in early June at Apple’s WWDC event. There, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi, explained some of the new features the new OS will bring to Apple [...]

 
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June 2, 2014

Apple Debuts OS X Yosemite, Hand-Off at WWDC 14

During today’s keynote presentation at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, unveiled the newest version of the company’s operating system, OS X Yosemite.

One of the big pushes for OS X Yosemite is the idea of Continuity, exemplified in a feature called Hand-Off. In short, it’s a whole host of features that allow for deeper integration between your mobile devices and your Mac. If you start composing an email on your iPhone or iPad, your Mac will know what [...]

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