Clamshell mode allows you to connect an external display to a MacBook while its display is closed — allowing you to use it as a desktop of sorts.READ MORE
If OpenOffice quits when trying to open windows, you may be presented with the above popup when opening the application again. Oddly, for some users, clicking either of the buttons accomplishes nothing—the popup refuses to go away, even after closing or reinstalling the application.
This quick tutorial will demonstrate how to solve the issue.READ MORE
OS X, by default, will only open applications from the Mac App Store or “identified developers.” Although most of the time this isn’t an issue, there could be some circumstances where the application you installed won’t open.
This tutorial will demonstrate how to open applications that are being blocked.READ MORE
Trigger, formerly NFC Task Launcher, is a freemium application available on the Google Play Store that allows users to mainly write tasks to NFC tags. The application just went through a somewhat major overhaul on October 25, featuring a name change and user interface modification allowing for multiple triggers per task to be specified.
The application consists of two major functions: writing tasks and setting triggers. Tasks are things the application does upon being triggered by either tapping an NFC tag, connecting or disconnecting to a Bluetooth device or Wi-FI network, entering or exiting a geofence, battery percentage and/or a specific time of the day.READ MORE
Facebook is changing the default privacy settings for new teen accounts. The new settings only show posts to their friends—previously Facebook set this to “Friends of Friends,” meaning it was possible that people who weren’t friends with the poster could see their updates. Existing users are not affected.READ MORE
With the iPhone 5s including a fingerprint sensor, it’s not a surprise to see other manufacturers quickly following suit. HTC has just announced the One max, a larger 5.7-inch device equipped with a fingerprint sensor on the back.READ MORE
AllThingsD is reporting that Apple will hold an iPad-focused event on October 22. Although the iPad will take center stage, the invite-only event is also rumored to mention the completely redesigned Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks.READ MORE
Nest Labs, creator of the Nest Thermostat, has just announced Nest Protect, a $129 internet-connected smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. The company is marketing the product as a smoke detector you’ll love using, a stark contrast to how we all perceive smoke detectors today—annoying.READ MORE
The Leap Motion Controller is a small $80 device that aims to “break down the barriers between humans and technology to realize the full potential of both.” The pack of gum-sized peripheral uses two camera sensors and three infrared LEDs to create eight cubic feet of 3D interaction space, capturing over 200 frames per second with an accuracy up to 0.01 mm.READ MORE