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iBooks for Mac: The Complete Video Walkthrough

Posted on 09/08/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

You’ve probably already seen our coverage of the first iBooks for Mac preview, released by Apple alongside OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 5 – we’ve even posted a visual tour of screenshots. However, for those of you that prefer a little more visual flair, developer Nick Pomes has just posted something even better – a complete hands-on guided tour!

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How to Add Dashboard Widgets to the Desktop in OS X

Posted on 09/08/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Do you ever get frustrated of going into Dashboard every time you want to access a widget with important information? There’s good news – with a simple Terminal command and the click of the mouse you can have any widget you like run outside of the Dashboard.

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Samsung’s Clone of Apple’s Passbook Hits the Google Play Store

Posted on 09/08/2013 by Chris Hauk

Samsung’s “tribute” to Apple’s Passbook app has debuted on the Google Play Store. The app gives owners of select Galaxy devices the ability to store tickets, coupons, and anything else Samsung got an idea to include while perusing the Passbook app.

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How to Boot Into OS X Recovery Mode Using Parallels Desktop for Mac

Posted on 09/08/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

When running a copy of OS X using Parallels Desktop for Mac, it appears at first glance that the software prevents you from using one of the significant features of the OS – the Recovery partition! Fortunately, you needn’t worry about such things any longer – Parallels has got your back, and has posted a handy tutorial describing exactly how to boot into Recovery Mode using Parallels.

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The Horrifying State of Android Fragmentation: Now Worse Than Ever!

Posted on 08/08/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

It’s no secret that Google’s Android platform has a serious fragmentation problem – there are such a massive number of factors in play that developers have to do one hell of a tap dance to develop and test apps for the platform. The folks at British network-testing firm OpenSignal have published a detailed new series of charts putting the matter in perspective.

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Study: Apple Struggles a Bit Attracting Rookie Smartphone Buyers

Posted on 08/08/2013 by Chris Hauk

While veteran smartphone owners are definitely all about the iPhone when it comes time to upgrade, first-time smartphone buyers just aren’t as drawn to Apple’s smartphone. A new study also shows that those that are late-comers to the smartphone ranks are more price-conscious and may hold on to their devices longer than long-time smartphone users.

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