2014

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With OS X Yosemite, Apple introduced widgets for Notification Center. And what a fantastic idea. It basically kills the dashboard, which was pretty much useless. Personally, before Yosemite, I was using the dashboard only to track packages via Deliveries. But now, Deliveries is available on the Mac App Store and guess what? It comes with a widget.

Now all you have to do is wait for developers to update their apps to include widgets or wait for new apps to come out. One of the apps that takes advantage of Yosemite’s NC, is iStat Mini It costs $1.99 and everybody is going nuts over it. Personally, I think it’s just hype. Basically the app, it’s a stripped down version of iStat Menu and places a widget in NC that shows you CPU, memory, and disk usage. And that’s it.

Well how about doing that for free? May not be as pretty as iStat Mini but… basically you can create and add any widget you can think of in NC this way.

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2014

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Just like the new 27″ Retina 5K Display iMac and the new Mac mini, iFixit takes a first look inside the iPad Air 2.

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2014

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It’s been a long time since the Mac Mini got an update, but at Apple’s event last week they announced we’d finally be seeing a new one. Now let’s get inside and see its guts.

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2014

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Apple announced the brand new 27″ iMac with Retina 5k Display. And what a display it is! People all over the world promptly started drooling for that new 5K display. Now let’s tear it down and see its guts.

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2014

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For those of you that were waiting on an iOS 8+ jailbreak, the Pangu Team released it today. That’s good news, but it is only available for Windows and comes without Cydia. The tool was meant for developers, granting SSH access. Here’s the even better news. Saurik released an updated version of Cydia that can be installed manually after you jailbreak your iOS device.

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