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With Chrome a resource hog and privacy nightmare, Firefox relatively slow and boring, and Microsoft Edge not ready for prime time, there's not a lot to be excited about in the world of Windows browsers, especially for a multi-platform Mac fan. If only Safari for Windows was still around. Hey, let's see how Apple's abandoned browser works today!
We've recently written some tips on how you can have more freedom when working with your OS X Dock. But what if you need the opposite: to lock it down? Here are some easy Terminal commands to lock the Dock's size, position, and contents in OS X, and how to change it back when you realize you've gone too far.
There's no such thing as "too much storage," so we're always on the lookout for great deals on massive drives, and this morning we found one. B&H has the 5TB Western Digital Elements USB 3.0 external hard drive on sale for $129.99 with free expedited shipping in the United States. This is the best deal we've seen this particular drive yet, as it normally runs around $150. And don't let the lack of "Mac" branding fool you, this drive will work just fine with OS X if you format it with Disk Utility before using it.
You may notice something different the next time you visit an Apple Retail Store. The iPod, arguably the savior of Apple at the turn of the century, is now missing from its usual table in the front of the store. While this may seem like a disrespectful demotion, the logic behind it is pretty clear.
Apple this morning issued press invitations for its next major event, which will be held Wednesday, September 9th at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Expected announcments include updates to the iPhone, final details on iOS 9 and watchOS 2, and possibly the long-awaited unveiling of the revamped Apple TV and Apple's new online TV service.
All of those cellular company commercials tell us that 4G is amazing, fast, and the best thing since sliced bread. So why would you ever want to use 3G on a 4G phone? Read on to find out why Mac Geek Gab listener Andrew suggests this seemingly nonsensical advice, and why John and Dave agree with him.
The Option key is one of the coolest shortcut modifiers in OS X, revealing handy and awesome information and capabilities throughout the operating system. But here's one place where the Option key's impact is relatively unknown: the Bluetooth menu.
You're probably familiar with the OS X Dock, and you know that you can reposition it on the left, right, or bottom of your Mac's display. But do you know the fastest way reposition your Dock? There's a good chance you don't, so why not address this gap in your otherwise encyclopedic knowledge of OS X and find out?
Hot on the heels of competitor Parallels, VMware Fusion 8 lands today with support for Windows 10, OS X El Capitan, new Mac hardware and technologies, and a huge graphics improvement with support for DirectX 10 and OpenGL 3.3.
Here's a neat iDevice accessory that aims to simultaneously address two user demands: high quality sync and charge cables that won't tangle and fray, and a unique design that looks great for personalizing your mobile setup. Esbee Cables, nearing their initial goal on Kickstarter, are custom leather-wrapped cables that claim to offer much greater durability than the standard Apple cable, and come in one of seven color options. Each Micro USB or Lightning cable will retail for $30 (compared to the $19 that Apple charges for a standard cable), although a few reward tiers remain which can shave a couple of dollars off that price. Those backing the project now should receive their cables by mid-November. Check out additional pictures and videos on the project's Kickstarter page.