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Diablo III players are sure to have mixed feelings this week as Blizzard announced that 1v1 dueling will be released in the new year but that the anticipated arena and team deathmatch gameplay has been scrapped. Path of Exile revealed the impressive winning entries in its recent fan art competiti...

December 31st 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Diablo III's lead game designer Jay Wilson raised a few eyebrows this week with a retraction of his previous statement about an upcoming blog on PvP arenas, stating that complications have once again delayed the feature. Livestreamer Kripparian took a break from the world of Sanctuary to try Path...

December 10th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Want to listen to FM radio on your iPod nano? You need to plug in a head set. The iPod nano uses the attached cord as its antenna, allowing it to pick up radio signals. Say you want to dock the nano and play its radio back on speakers? You'll still need to attach a cord of some kind to the earplug...

September 27th 2011 at 11:58pm 0 Comments

Want to type the € euro symbol on your keyboard? How you this depends on your region. In the US, the secret combination is option+shift+2. For many (but not all) Europeans, it's Option-E. Apple's TA26547 knowledge base post contains a handy list of other region-specific solutions.

September 26th 2011 at 12:05pm 0 Comments
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Need to put your Apple TV into DFU mode? Hold down both Menu and Down button for about 6 seconds (until the device starts to reboot) and then switch immediately to Menu and Play buttons. If you are connected to iTunes via a micro USB cable, keep holding Menu and Play until iTunes says that it...

September 21st 2011 at 12:28pm 0 Comments

New to iPhone? Want to recycle your old non-Apple unit? Apple offers free recycling of your old mobile phone, a prepaid shipping label, and instructions. You can find more information at www.apple.com/recycling. If you recycle an Apple product, you'll receive an Apple Gift Card for your troubles -...

September 19th 2011 at 12:33pm 0 Comments

Don't want to cough up $69.99 for a Lion USB stick? Make your own recovery drive instead. It won't contain a full Lion install, but it can save you if your hard drive goes south. Download a copy of the Lion Recovery Assistant and use it to build a recovery drive from your current Lion install. The...

August 24th 2011 at 3:20pm 0 Comments
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Want to let someone else use your Mac temporarily and have OS X Lion clean up their info and files afterwards? Open the Users & Groups pane in System Preferences, click on the Guest User, and check "Allow guests to log in to this computer." Guests can then log in without a password and thei...

August 18th 2011 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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Lion makes it easy to join free Wi-Fi hotspots with landing pages, like those at Starbucks and McDonald's (often offered by AT&T in the US and BT OpenZone in the UK). Technology baked into OS X Lion eliminates the need to use a browser to pass a landing page that stands between you and the...

August 15th 2011 at 1:23pm 0 Comments
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Mail in Lion has added a "data detector" for tracking packages. When you get an email with a tracking number in it, you can hover over the number and click the arrow to select Track Shipment... This should open a window in Mail that shows you shipping details for that package.

August 4th 2011 at 9:34pm 0 Comments
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You know that iTunes artwork screensaver in OS X? With Lion, you can finally play music with it. Go to System Preferences and choose Desktop & Screen Saver. Choose the iTunes Artwork screensaver, and make sure your display doesn't go to sleep before the saver becomes active. While the artwork...

July 22nd 2011 at 12:43pm 0 Comments
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While it only affects a few functions now, like AirDrop, your Apple ID will be even more important when iCloud is available. To set your Apple ID in Lion (provided you have one), go to System Preferences and click on Users & Groups. There you will see your login information plus a button to s...

July 21st 2011 at 2:21pm 0 Comments