Outside of one or two exceptions, most Firefox OS devices have been aimed squarely at the budget crowd -- at folks who would otherwise have to entirely forego smartphoness or tablets. However, Mozilla is ready to switch things up. The...Show More Summary
Cyanogen gestures means your screen doesn't need to be on for your phone to be useful. There are a handful of amazingly clever ideas out there for accessing certain parts of your phone as quickly as possible. Motorola's double screwdriver...Show More Summary
OS X: GIF is a simple, free app for the Mac that lets you search for the perfect GIF at the perfect time, get a link to paste it into a chat or email, or download it to your computer. If you communicate with GIFs (and honestly, who doesn’t at this point ), it saves you the effort of Googling around for the perfect one. Read more...
Microsoft released a new Windows 10 PC preview build this week, 10122, to Windows Insider members. However, the company continues to work internally on the OS and now a video has been posted that shows some new additions to an unreleased build, 10125.
While the authors at MakeUseOf carry diverse preferences on computer OSes, we’ve written in defense of Windows, explaining why it’s still a viable option in the world of Mac OS X and Chromebooks. Of course, people continue to hate things they don’t prefer using and so stereotypes about Windows persist. Show More Summary
Looks like every manufacturer is getting crazy about the Internet of Things (IoT) these days. Huawei had recently unveiled its 10 KB light IoT OS- LiteOS which can run on almost anything connected to the internet. And now, Google has...Show More Summary
Over the past week, we’ve published several articles detailing the future of iOS (the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch’s operating system), OS X (the Mac’s operating system), and Watch OS (the software that runs on the Apple Watch). With the long weekend ahead, we’ve decided to put together a roundup of all of our published […]
There are two major operating systems and a collection of minor ones, including Windows Phone, Blackberry OS and Samsung’s Tizen. Of the minor smartphone operating systems only Windows Phone has been able to achieve any volume, with Blackberry for example only selling 1.6 million handsets in the last quarter and everyone else being lumped into […]
This week we cover one noteworthy review of the new MacBook by Marco Arment, as well as iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 details. Apple is supposedly tidying up with both OS updates this year, and also making things more pleasant for older device owners, and that’s very good for Tim Cook’s favorite customer satisfaction metric. Show More Summary
Rather than attempt to conquer the world $25 at a time, Mozilla may be shifting gears on Firefox OS with a new initiative called “Ignite”. An email obtained by CNET details what Mozilla CEO Chris Beard thinks Mozilla should be doing in the mobile space. Show More Summary
Following the release of Watch OS 1.0.1 on Tuesday, Apple Watch users have been noticing a problem concerning the frequency with which the Apple Watch sends heart rate data to the iPhone. Prior to the update, the Apple Watch sent heart...Show More Summary
While OS X Yosemite introduced several new high-profile features, such as Handoff, iCloud Drive and Instant Hotspot, the focus of OS X 10.11 will be on improved stability and performance, new security features and system-wide interface...Show More Summary
Whether you’re a writer, coder, or simply spend your days writing lots of emails, you tend to need to change text formatting for all kinds of reasons. TextFlow is a set of Automator actions that makes it easy to instantly manipulate text with options to change case, delete extra spaces, grab URLs, and more. Read more...
Mark discussing his recent scoops including split-screen apps and the upcoming 12-inch iPad on CNBC today following this week’s exclusives on the Apple Watch’s San Francisco font coming to iOS and OS X, Apple’s plans for a ‘Home’ app to manage HomeKit on iOS, Apple Maps transit and indoor mapping plans, and features coming to iOS 9 and […]
Apple is said to be planning fewer user-facing feature additions for iOS 9 and OS 10.11, putting a bigger focus on quality and polish. Apple's major software releases for 2015, iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, will reportedly have fewer tentpole features for users than previous upgrades, with Apple focusing more on stability and security. Show More Summary
Need to create a new user account on your Mac? It's easy. Just follow these steps. If a new family member or even a new office co-worker is going to use your Macintosh, you can create a new user account for them in OS X Yosemite. Having...Show More Summary
Windows/Mac/OS X: Google updated the Hangouts Chrome app today with a brand new look that makes it a lot more appealing to use. The new app looks a lot like the Android and iOS versions of Hangouts. Read more...
For the first time in several years, Apple is changing up its annual iOS and OS X upgrade cycle by limiting new feature additions in favor of a “big focus on quality,” according to multiple sources familiar with the company’s operating system development plans. We first reported in February that iOS 9, codenamed “Monarch,” would heavily feature under-the-hood optimizations, […]
Fontstand, a new app for OS X, allows you to download and install fonts to try out entirely for free and pay for them on a monthly basis if you decide to keep them. The service allows you to browse an extensive library of fonts madeShow More Summary