Mac OS X turned 13 yesterday

thYesterday marked an anniversary that largely went unnoticed, likely due to it not ending in a “0″ or a “5.” However, Mac OS X — the operating system that continues to power the Mac line, and that even forms the basis of iOS, after many revisions and changes — turned 13. On March 24, 2001, Apple began shipping Mac OS X 10.0.

I’m a relative late-comer to the OS X world, as my first experiences were with OS X 10.5 Leopard on a Hackintosh HP Mini 1000. However, since then, I haven’t looked back: OS X has, hands down, become my operating system of choice, and it’s what makes the Mac line continue to be the best computers you can buy.

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Home screen icon animation tweak Cylinder now available

Barrel_iOS7-backgroundBarrel is the current go-to tweak for customizing your home screen page-swipe animations, but there’s a new competitor on the block this Monday morning. If you’re not aware, tweaks such as these change the ways the icons animate when swiping between the pages on your home screen. The latest entry into this area of tweaks, dubbed Cylinder, is like Barrel on steroids. (more…)

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This Cover app for Android needs to be an iOS 7 jailbreak tweak

Since jailbreak tweaks first started being released, many of them have been features that have long been available to users of Android phones. Well, here’s a feature that’s currently available for Android phones that most definitely needs to become a jailbreak tweak. It’s called Cover, and it puts apps on your lock screen that it thinks you need. (more…)

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What if the iWatch had a click wheel?

Apple's previous-generation iPod nano stylized as a wearable watch.

One Reddit user has brought up a good point. The famous click wheel, which you will find on almost all iPod models besides the shuffle and the touch, could potentially be a great addition for the rumored Apple iWatch. With the iWatch possibly being round in shape, a click wheel would be a great, intuitive mode of controlling the device, and would mean the rebirth of one of Apple’s most iconic inventions. (more…)

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The iPhone 5c outsold Blackberry, Windows Phone, and every Android flagship in Q4 2013

iOS 7 on iPhone 5CWhile the iPhone 5c may not be performing nearly as well as its big brother, it’s still doing fairly well. So well, even, that according to AppleInsider, the phone sold better than Blackberry, Windows Phone, and every single Android flagship device released in Q4 2013. The phone, most notably, outsold the Samsung Galaxy S4 on half of American top carriers. (more…)

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Would you buy an Apple TV (or any revolutionary TV)?

Apple TV CallRumors have been circulating for quite some time that Apple plans to eventually enter the television market in some way. Steve Jobs’ introduction of the Apple TV set-top box was a bold move, and showed that the living room is definitely a place Apple wants to be one way or another. But what about an actual television set? How would Apple change the way we watch TV, while still making a profitable and affordable device that everyone would feel inclined to buy? We really don’t know whether or not Apple even plans to enter the TV market. But if they did, would you be interested? (more…)

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Speedy Homey speeds up your iPhone in a way you wouldn’t expect

Home2A new tweak by the name of Speedy Homey was recently released, and it speeds up your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad experience in an interesting way. No, it doesn’t try to do any “hardware acceleration” or anything like that. Rather, Speedy Homey simply disables the ability to double-click the device’s home button. (more…)

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Apple considering Spotify-like service, Android app

spotify-logoIt’s been a slow friday in the world of Apple, but some interesting news surfaced this afternoon courtesy of Billboard. Apple is supposedly considering opening up a Spotify-like on-demand streaming service in light of declining music sales, and may also be working on an Android app for said service. (more…)

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