Picture and sound quality are exceptional, and while the sound is realistically loud, I never thought it was too loud. The running time is 30 … Read more
On Tuesday, Apple released the latest version of their desktop operating system, OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Available as a free download via the App Store, OS X Mavericks is supposed to bring power and performance improvements, as well as some new features, including the new Maps app.
Creating an OS X USB installer from the App Store download hasn't been very straightforward in the past, and the old methods no longer work for OS X 10.9. However, there's a new Apple utility with Mavericks that makes it relatively simple, and thanks to MacForums member, tywebb13, we … Read more
OS X Mavericks offers a number of new features and enhancements to OS X, both in features you might use as well as under-the-hood optimizations; however, in order to take advantage of these you must first successfully install the OS, and this is where a few users have run into issues.
In some cases, people attempting to install the OS are running into a problem where the Mavericks installer claims the hard disk is damaged and needs to be repaired. Other times Mavericks might be hung up downloading from the Mac App Store, or never complete its final installation steps.… Read more
Apple's OS X Mavericks is now available for free from the Mac App Store, and if your system meets its minimum requirements then you might be considering installing it. However, you may be concerned about whether you need to prepare your Mac for the upgrade.Check the specifications
First, the only true requirement for upgrading is to ensure your system meets the minimum system requirements for running Mavericks. If your Mac can run OS X Mountain Lion then it should run Mavericks, and in its announcement today, Apple reiterated this includes the mid-2007 iMac, MacBook Airs from late-2008, and … Read more
Facebook will look to capitalize on its new-found strength in mobile advertising by adding a sophisticated twist to an ad unit that has not only proved remarkably popularly with developers, but has also helped the company win over skeptics on Wall Street.
Tuesday, the social network is expanding the purpose of its mobile app ads, formerly known as mobile app install ads, so that developers can do more than just drive new downloads of their iOS or Android applications. The units will now enable app makers to separately target their existing users in Facebook's mobile News Feed and encourage … Read more
The Belkin WeMo Light Switch comes with a switch, a faceplate, and four wire connectors. If you aren't familiar with electrical wiring, please enlist help from a handy friend before getting started. If you've installed a switch before, this shouldn't take more than 15 to 20 minutes from start to finish.
Step 1: Turn off power to your light switch at your circuit breaker. Use a voltage tester if you want to be absolutely sure that the power to that switch is turned off. This tester can cost as little as $10 at your local hardware store.… Read more
Most "sound art" installations leave me cold, mostly because they rarely sound good, and a lot of tech-oriented "art" is more about tech than art. Not this time. When I attended the opening party for "The Forty Part Motet" at The Cloisters on Tuesday, the sound was truly glorious. The artist, Janet Cardiff, took full advantage of the acoustics of The Cloisters' Fuentidueña Chapel. She specified 40 Bowers & Wilkins DM303 speakers (which are no longer in production) for the installation, and they literally "play" the Chapel's acoustics. The … Read more
Facebook said Wednesday that it has sped up the process for creating mobile app install ads, the unit developers can buy to promote their own iOS and Android applications.
App makers can now create and run mobile app install ads by simply entering a link to their apps in Apple's App Store or Google Play -- rather than first registering their apps with Facebook, a company spokesperson told CNET. Developers then need only set their target audience and budget to get the ad unit in the wild.
Essentially, with the change, all it takes to advertise your app is … Read more
Users acquiring applications from outside sources may have problems with the installation process on older Android devices. Unlike in newer versions of Android, in which the operating system automatically installs an APK file, in older versions another application is needed to start the installation process. Apps Installer for Android provides this service in a clear and comprehensive way.
Apps Installer for Android downloads instantly. The program is very light and functions well. The user interface is very basic, though. On large, high-definition screens the graphics appear pixelated and washed out. After an application has been saved on an SD card … Read more
Incredibly useful, file managers allow Android users to move media files around and organize them, rename files, and create new folders. Apk Installer/File Manager functions properly and does everything one would expect from a file manager. It also provides the necessary software to install downloaded applications that did not originate from the Play Store.
Apk Installer/File Manager offers a rather quick and painless installation. There are no unnecessary advanced settings or registration required, and the application automatically accesses the file structure. The user interface is very clean and displays a traditional, tree-style file structure. It is both easy … Read more