How To Enable Stealth Mode in Yosemite

5:52 PM, Apr. 17th, 2015 ·

If you like a change of scenery with your laptop from time to time, you're probably using public Wi-Fi as well. If that's the case, you might want to make sure you're doing what you can to keep unauthorized users off your computer. Kelly explains how to unleash your Mac's inner ninja. 

Ben & Jerry’s Spoofs Apple’s ‘1984’ Commercial to Promote BRRR-ito

4:36 PM, Apr. 17th, 2015 · · Cool Stuff Found

"On April 20th, Ben & Jerry's will introduce the BRRR-ito. And you'll see why 4.20 will be exactly like '4.20.'" I'm not much for stoner culture, but this spoof of Apple's 1984 commercial from Ben & Jerry's is both well done and entertaining. In fact, of all the attempts to spoof or copy Apple's famous commercial that I've seen over the years, this is easily the best. They've got the run (down a hall), the explosion of the screen, and the brain dead zombies (grinning at the idea of a tasty ice cream treat). The BRRR-ito looks delicious, too, so that helps. Also, lolstoners.

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Understand What Apple is Achieving or Get Left Behind

4:25 PM, Apr. 17th, 2015 ·

Some observers complain that Apple doesn't come out with innovative products fast enough. But, in fact, it's actually quite hard to keep up with what Apple is doing, and it takes personal time and work to appreciate what Apple achieves. The alternative is to be left behind.

MiFi 2 Unlocked Global Hotspot: $99

4:10 PM, Apr. 17th, 2015 ·

MiFi 2 Unlocked Global Hotspot: $99

We have another cool deal for you today, this time on the MiFi 2 Unlocked Global Hotspot. This device is a global hot spot that works in 150 countries. It's unlocked, and that means you can use it on all of the supported networks. It has a touchscreen interface, and supports up to ten connected devices at a time. Through our deal you get this device for 50 percent off, at just $99. Check out the deal page for more information.

Apple PR Veteran Steve Dowling Promoted to VP

10:45 AM, Apr. 17th, 2015 ·

Steve Dowling has been filling in for Katie Cotton ever since she retired from her job as the head of Apple's public relations team, and now the job is officially his. Apple added Mr. Dowling to its executive list naming him Vice President of Communications.

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It's clear Tim Cook has his own vision for Apple, and that includes a more open PR division. Steve Dowling has been making that come together, so it isn't any surprise he's officially taking over for Katie Cotton.

OS X Yosemite Photos: Showing Your Recently Deleted Items

8:55 AM, Apr. 17th, 2015 ·

If you've tried deleting an image from Yosemite's new Photos application, you may have wondered where it went. Where's the trash folder? How do you empty it? Should you sell all your belongings and move to Hawaii? Answers to these questions (except for that last one) can be found in today's Quick Tip!

Scott Forstall Advising Snapchat, Earning 0.11% of Company

9:10 PM, Apr. 16th, 2015 ·

Former Apple Senior VP Scott Forstall has been advising Snapchat, the popular image sharing and messaging service. According to Sony emails leaked by hackers and posted to Wikileaks, Mr. Forstall is earning 0.11 percent of the company for his efforts, an amount worth some US$16.5 million at current valuations for the company. which is some $15 billion.

USB ChargeDoubler Mini Charging Cable Seeks Funding

7:36 PM, Apr. 16th, 2015 · · Cool Stuff Found

Check out the USB ChargeDoubler. It's a very short charging cable for your iPhone (there are models for Android devices, too), that is smart and clever. It's smart because it has built-in circuity to recognize the device it's plugged into so it can send the right amount of power for maximum charging speed. You'll find this same circuity on better portable chargers. It's clever because it has magnetic connectors that allow you to swiftly and easily snap it around your keychain, a loop on your backpack, or whatever. The company making it, WN Products Limited, just launched an Indiegogo campaign to help ramp up manufacturing. That means you can get a USB ChargeDoubler at a good price—US$12 for one or $19 for two. The company's goal is just $14,000. The video has more information, including detailed images of the product. I like it.

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