How To Unlock and Root The Verizon Galaxy Nexus (Easy Way)

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One of the nice things about the Galaxy Nexus is the ability to unlock the bootloader and install custom ROMS and modifications. I showed you how to unlock the Galaxy Nexus already, but I found a much easier method for unlocking and rooting the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon. Read: Galaxy Nexus Review This guide will […]

How to Connect the Galaxy Nexus to a Mac

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If you want to connect your Galaxy Nexus to your Mac to transfer pictures, backup files or transfer apps to your phone, you’ll need a free utility to make the phone show up on your Mac. Because there is no SD card, the Galaxy Nexus doesn’t show up like earlier Gingerbread phones did. The good […]

Air Dictate Brings Siri Speech Recognition to Mac

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Air Dictate from Avatron brings the great speech recognition of Siri to your Mac. You’ve heard the Avatron name before. Avatron also offers Air Display – an app that turns your iOS device into a secondary monitor. Thanks to the new app you can use Siri dictation on the Mac using your iPhone as a […]

Happy Ending to a Month of MacBook Air Issues

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Yesterday marked the end of the second longest customer support issue I have had with a company, almost taking the title from Sony’s car audio division. As I previously shared, my MacBook Air went crazy earlier this month, displaying a black bar on the display as well as exhibiting some performance quirks. I dropped it […]

iOS 5: How to Setup iCloud’s Photo Stream on Mac

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Once you update your mac to OS X Lion 10.7.2 and iOS 5, you get iCloud and Photo Stream. With Photo Stream in iCloud transferring your pictures to your computer got a lot easier, something you will likely want to do with the nice new 8MP camera on the iPhone 4S. I use it with […]

How to Sync Your iPhone with a New Mac or PC

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Depending how long it has been since you synced your iPhone, you might need to sync up to a new computer to get the new iOS 5 software update. If you have your old computer, the process is a bit easier because you can transfer your music files over with an external hard drive. If […]

Build Your Own ePUB eBooks in OS X Lion

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Concurrently with my experimenting to prepare Tablets to be used as my scripts in rehearsals for Southern Crossroads at Totem Pole Playhouse, I was eager to test out this new Automator feature in OS X Lion. Essentially the Automator action Text to ePUB File does exactly what its name says it does. It allows you […]

Over One Million Downloads for OS X Lion on Day One

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Apple’s latest release of their Mac firmware, OS X Lion, was purchased and downloaded over a million times in the first day it was available (Wednesday). In a press release, Apple Marketing VP Phil Shiller said: Lion is off to a great start, user reviews and industry reaction have been fantastic. Lion is a huge […]

Optical Drive Becomes Latest Casualty in Quest for the Cloud

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The ‘cloud’ is becoming a big feature of our digital lives today–anywhere from the most recently launched Spotify for cloud-based streaming music to cloud-streamed videos like those on Netflix and Hulu. All of this is driven by the increasing access and availability to the Internet and broadband, either through mobile like on 3G and 4G […]

Why the Mac Mini Will Be My Next Computer

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This morning Apple announced a collection of upgrades, including the Mac Mini. Like the new MacBook Air notebooks the Mac Mini got a big bump in power and s looks like a good choice for my next computer. As my colleague Kevin pointed out, the Mac Mini may not be a good choice for everyone, thanks to […]

Weekly Wrapup: Notebook, Tablet & Smartphone News – Week of June 17th

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Another week of tablets, smartphones and notebook news and reviews is behind us. This week we saw a collection of business and back to school notebooks launch, including many running the new AMD Fusion A series Quad Core APU. On the tablet front we shared our first impressions of the Acer Iconia A500 Honeycomb tablet and a conversation with […]

iBookstore Comes to Desktop iTunes

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Apple has made some changes on the server side to incorporate the iBookstore for iBooks purchases on iTunes on the desktop on Mac and Windows versions of iTunes. Previously, though users can manage EPUB and PDF e-books through iTunes, users cannot access the store for downloading and purchasing new books on the desktop–this task was […]

Apple’s OS X Lion in Action (Video)

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Earlier today, Apple introduced a host of new products including new mobile software (iOS 5), they cloud service (iCloud) and they also showed off their latest and greatest Mac software aka OS X 10.7 Lion. Well, if you’re a Mac user, you’ll be glad to know that Apple has posted a fairly thorough introduction video […]

Mac OS X Lion Available in July, Only on Mac App Store

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Apple has announced that its latest and greatest Mac software, Mac OS X Lion, will be available starting in July and will only be available to purchase on the  Mac App Store. In the past, Apple had charged $129 for the software but they are dropping their price considerably making the software available for a […]

WWDC: Mission Control and What Three Fingers Get You

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At Apple’s WWDC Conference, Apple has shown off Mission control, which is accessible via a three-finger gesture by swiping upwards on the trackpad. Mission Control allows users to not only manage their multitasking, but also their workflow, combining two features of OS X into one–Spaces and Expose. Once you’re in Mission Control, it will show […]

Will Apple Expand iOS, A5 Chips Into Wireless Airport Routers?

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In addition to using its A4 and A5 chipsets along with the mobile iOS platform on products like the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Apple TV, Apple may be expanding its proprietary ARM chips and iOS into the wireless router market, potentially introducing new hardware with better iCloud integration. It’s unclear if updated Time Capsule […]

Apple Targeting Audiophiles with Latest Hire

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According to a Twitter message, Apple may have hired Tomlinson Holman, a University of Southern California audio professor and the brains behind sound-house THX. The move would help Apple compete better against other computing and mobile computing brands that have better acoustics integration, like HTC and Nokia smartphones with Dolby sound, Lenovo computers with Dolby […]