For many Mac owners, the built-in Disk Utility is all they’ll ever need. After all, Apple’s software handles the basic task of formatting HFS+, FAT32, and exFAT volumes and partitions, along with the occasional need for one-click verification and repair of native OS X disks. (And with macOS Sierra, the RAID tools make a return.) ...continue reading Paragon Hard Disk Manager review: Total control of your Mac’s storage devices

Browser cookies were always a compromise. Surfing at its start decades ago was stateless: there was no connection between retrieving one page and the next. A cookie allowed a server (among other possibilities) to send a token that the browser could accept and then pass back with each subsequent request, allowing the server to create ...continue reading Disable third-party cookies as a hedge against a new browser-based attack

Today marks the fifth anniversary since Tim Cook was named Apple CEO on August 24, 2011, the same day that late co-founder Steve Jobs stepped down as chief executive for the final time and recommended the board of directors appoint Cook as his permanent successor. Upon reaching the five-year mark, Cook has today unlocked previously ...continue reading Tim Cook Reaches Five Years as Apple CEO, Unlocks Over $100 Million in Bonuses

Popular photo manipulation app Prisma has been updated to allow offline processing of images for the first time. The photo app recreates images in the style of famous artists and gives shots a painterly aesthetic using neural networks, but up until now users needed an internet connection and wait for the app's Moscow-based servers to ...continue reading Photo Editing App 'Prisma' Now Supports Offline Picture Processing

A Kickstarter project for a high-performance desktop GPU that can plug into a MacBook via Thunderbolt has raised its backing target of $50,000 in less than 24 hours. The Wolfe is a portable box that contains an Nvidia desktop-class graphics card and connects to a MacBook or other laptop via Thunderbolt 2 (or potentially Thunderbolt ...continue reading Thunderbolt Device Promises Desktop-Class GPU Performance For MacBooks

With an integrated Wi-Fi hot spot and the Plex media server, this drive lets you take all your shows (and all your tunes) on the road. WD My Passport Wireless Pro review: A portable hard drive made for mobile streaming - This Apple related article wrote by . To see its original version and more ...continue reading WD My Passport Wireless Pro review: A portable hard drive made for mobile streaming

Australian retail giant Coles, the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA), and the Australian Retailers Association have all expressed their support to allow some of the country's banks to collectively negotiate with Apple over access to its NFC-based digital payment technology (via ZDNEt). Last month, Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank (NAB), and Westpac lodged a joint application ...continue reading Australian Retailers Back Banks' Right to Negotiate With Apple

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has predicted a consumer backlash if Apple drops the headphone jack in the upcoming iPhone 7 in favor of an all-in-one Lightning connector for audio output, charging, and accessory connectivity. "If it's missing the 3.5mm earphone jack, that's going to tick off a lot of people," claimed Woz, speaking to The ...continue reading Woz Laments No Headphone Jack on iPhone 7, Sees USB-C as Future of Audio

Popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go was today updated to version 1.5.0, adding new features to make gym battling more straightforward. New to the game is a "Pokémon Appraisal" feature, which will see in-game Team Leaders offering tips on each Pokémon's attack and defense abilities to help trainers determine which Pokémon to use in gym ...continue reading Pokémon Go Gains New 'Appraisal' Feature for Highlighting Attack and Defense Capabilities

Back in 2015, Jawbone sued Fitbit for "systematically plundering" confidential information, stealing patented technology, and acquiring trade secrets from former Jawbone employees, and since then, the two have been embroiled in an ongoing legal dispute. It looks like Fitbit is temporarily off the hook, though, as the United States International Trade Commission today said Fitbit ...continue reading U.S. International Trade Commission Says Fitbit Didn't Steal Trade Secrets From Jawbone