Essential Gadgets for iPhone Photography

· Bob LeVitus · News

Gekkopod turns any stick into a selfie stick!

Dr. Mac has collected quite an assortment of photography-related gadgets he uses with his iPhone, all aimed at helping him capture the best possible image every time.


Carbon Copy Cloner Adds APFS Support

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Carbon Copy Cloner 5 includes APFS support for macOS High Sierra

Just in time for this fall’s macOS High Sierra release Carbon Copy Cloner added APFS support.

Data Rescue 4 for Mac: $49

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Data Recue 4 for Mac

We have a deal on Data Rescue 4 for Mac, a data recovery utility. It can recover files from crashed hard drives, cameras, and more. It’s $49 through us.

macOS: How to Hide Rows in Numbers

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Melissa Holt shows you how to hide rows in your Numbers spreadsheets on your Mac, and throws in Excel and Google Sheets, too.

Change the way macOS Displays Date and Time

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

display date and time

Another hidden gem of a setting, you don’t even need to use the Terminal to change your date and time display preferences.

Elgato Intros HomeKit Door Lock, Smoke Detector, More

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Elgato Eve Door Lock and Smoke Detector with HomeKit support

Elgato is expanding its Eve HomeKit-compatible smart home product lineup with a new door lock, smoke detector, window sensor, and lawn watering controller.

Alexander Hamilton Papers Now Online at Library of Congress

· Dave Hamilton · Cool Stuff Found

Letter from Alexander Hamilton, age 12

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Alexander Hamilton is household name these days for many reasons, perhaps even moreso in my house, but likely yours just the same. The Library of Congress has now published digital versions of over 12,000 letters, legal papers, speech drafts, and more, many of which are in Hamilton’s own writing. The example shown here is a letter Hamilton wrote on November 11, 1769 when he was 12-years-old in St. Croix, telling his friend that he would “willing risk my life tho’ not my character to exalt my station.” There are some fascinating treasures within.

There Are Lots of New Workouts Coming to Apple Watch

· Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

iOS 11 Workout Icons

They include icons for badminton, Aussie rules football, American football, baseball, skiing, surfing, sidewalk surfing (a.k.a. skateboarding), “snow sports,” paddle sports (of the water variety), pilates, bowling, and many more.

NSA's Bitcoin Founder Search Shows Writing is as Good as Fingerprints for Identification

· Jeff Gamet · Link

Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto took great lengths remain anonymous, yet the NSA figured out who this person is using stylometry—comparing written works to identify someone. The NSA used the data is collected from mass surveillance projects like PRISM to compare known writing from Satoshi and was ultimately able to pin him (or her or them) down, although it isn’t sharing its findings. Turns out our writing is at least as unique as our fingerprints.

macOS: Inserting Line Breaks in Messages

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

This Quick Tip is all about a keyboard shortcut you can use in Messages on the Mac to insert a line break. So if you keep pressing Return hoping it works the same way as it does on iOS (and sending messages too early!), we’ve got the solution for you.

Dual Magnets, Dual Pivots, and the Ability to Attach Your Phone to Just About Any Surface

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

ClutchIt Double-Sided Magnetic Phone Mount

We have a deal on the ClutchIt Double-Sided Magnetic Phone Mount. The video below is the company’s crowdfunding pitch, and they successfully brought the device to market. It has dual magnets and dual pivots, and is designed to attach to any metallic surface or “nearly any surface with metal plate pads.” It’s $29.95 through us.