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2017

It’s Cyber Monday. And you’re looking for a good deal on Mac Software. You might want to take a look at this Cyber Monday Mac Bundle that features 10 highly rated Mac apps, with a combined value of $469. Best thing is it costs you exactly how much you want to pay for it ( minimum is $1 ).

Apps included:

  • Pathfinder 7 ($39.95 value)
  • VPN Unlimited: 3-Yr Subscription ($129.99)
  • Timing ($29)
  • Screens 4 ($29.99)
  • Photolemur 2.2 Spectre ($50)
  • MacGourmet Deluxe ($49.50)
  • Live Home 3D ($29.99)
  • iLocker Pro ($39.90)
  • WallPaper Wizard 2 ($19.90)

If you want to get all 10 apps, you will have to beat the average price ( which right now is $9.90 ). So basically you will pay less for all 10 apps than you would pay for any of these apps separately.

Get the Cyber Monday Mac Software Bundle.

2017

A few weeks ago Samsung was mocking the iPhone X in a Note 8 commercial. Now guess who is trolling both Apple and Samsung. Motorola. F*cking Motorola.

It’s an ad for Moto or Motorola or Lenovo or whoever owns the company now new Z2 Play smartphone and it picks up where Samsung’s ad left off. I’m loving it. Made my day.

Jump over the break to check out the video…

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2017

Alright boys and girls, settle down. It’s time to put your tin foil hats on. Before we go further, this is not a guide on how to protect yourself against government surveillance ( although it helps ). This is more of a guide on how to protect yourself against corporate surveillance.

It’s pretty long so let’s get started…

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2017

iPhone battery life was, is and will be a hot topic. With every major iOS release everybody is posting an article or video on how to improve battery life for that iOS release.

So here’s a basic guide of what you can do to maximize your battery life on iOS 11 and beyond. Obviously future (major) iOS releases might bring slight variations but this is a good place to start.

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2017

We all have dozens of online accounts. All of them require a password. Complex and unique. Password re-use is a huge problem with large data breaches becoming more and more common these days, with billions of data records lost or stolen since 2013.

So what can you do to protect yourself? You can create a complex and unique password for each and every online account you own and then write each of those passwords on a piece of paper for reference. But that’s just insane. The best way to approach this is to use a password manager.

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2017

The biggest dumbest pain in the ass change in macOS High Sierra is the behavior of the media controller keys.

You’ve probably noticed that keys no longer control iTunes/Spotify/Deezer/Vox/etc. They now control video playback in Safari.

It turns out I’m not the only one pissed off about this change, and luckily there’s people like Milan Toth who can do something about it.

He created an app to proxy media key events to iTunes/Spotify/etc. NOTE: right now it only works with psychical buttons ( no TouchBar support )

You can download the app here or check out the project on GitHub. ( you can also install with homebew: brew cask install highsierramediakeyenabler )

Pro tip: add the app to your Login Items to have it start at login.

2017

Just a quick heads-up: Firefox Quantum is now available for download. The new version of the popular browser is twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, comes with a sleek UI, allows you to customize the toolbar, includes Pocket recommendation of what sites to browse on every new tab, and takes up less memory than Google Chrome.

Night Mode and other features are available as free Firefox add-ons. For more info check out this Mozilla blog post.

2017

So what do you use for Notes on your device? Apple’s Notes, Evernote, OneNote, Bear, SimpleNote? There’s so many note apps, and most of them are great. But not necessarily privacy-friendly.

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2017

Samsung dropped a new commercial, dubbed “growing up” it which the company pokes fun at the iPhone X. In the add you can watch a long-time iPhone user switching to a Galaxy Note 8 as people line up for the new iPhone X. To notch haircut.

Jump over the break to check out the video…

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2017

When the iPhone was introduced to the world, 10 years ago, Apple has released a series of videos to help people familiarize themselves with the phones. Ever since, using an iOS devices was simply intuitive.

But now with the release of the iPhone X and the removal of the home button, Apple needs to teach people how to use an iPhone again.

Jump over the break to learn the basics of the iPhone X….

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