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Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts Promotion Wraps Up Today with The Rolling Stones

8:10 AM, Jan. 6th, 2014 · Jim Tanous · News

Apple 12 Days of Gifts

Apple's 12 Days of Gifts promotion wraps up today. Available this year for the first time in the United States, the promo featured free music, books, TV episodes, movies, and apps, with the highlight being Day 5's inclusion of Hugo. Those looking for one more freebie this year can check out Day 12's live EP from the Rolling Stones.

First Look: Parallels Desktop 9 Windows Benchmarks

9:13 AM, Aug. 30th, 2013 · Jim Tanous · In-Depth Review

Parallels Desktop 9 Windows Benchmarks

Parallels Desktop 9, released this week, brings a ton of useful new features that help integrate OS X and Windows even further. But what about performance? Is this year's upgrade worth it for those who need to run Windows as fast as possible? Check out our Parallels 9 benchmarks to find out!

How to Batch Delete iPad Photos Using Image Capture

8:40 AM, Aug. 9th, 2013 · Jim Tanous · MGG Answers

<p>How to Batch Delete iPad Photos Using Image Capture</p>

The iPad is great for viewing photos, but it's terrible for managing them. One of the most tedious tasks is deleting large blocks of images from your camera roll. Instead of tapping each photo one-by-one, we show you how to use your Mac's Image Capture app to perform the task in just a few seconds.

What Folders to Choose When Manually Backing Up Your Mac

1:33 PM, Aug. 8th, 2013 · Jim Tanous · MGG Answers

<p>What Folders to Choose When Manually Backing Up Your Mac</p>

Mac Geek Gab listener Jurgen doesn't like Time Machine, and would rather back up his Mac using third party software. Time Machine automatically chooses which files and folders to back up, but Jurgen will have to make these choices manually with his new backup software. We explain which folders are crucial for a good backup, and which can be safely excluded.

How to Find the UDID on a Locked iPhone or iPad

8:15 AM, Aug. 5th, 2013 · Jim Tanous · MGG Answers

<p>How to find UDID on Locked iDevice</p>

Most iDevice users will never need to know their device's UDID, or even what it is. But for developers, software testers, and some users with provisioned apps, it's a critical piece of information. Here's how to find it, even when your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is locked and unable to activate.