OS X

How to reinstall macOS if macOS Recovery is unavailable

Apple has a fallback option that requires an internet connection. Mac 911 is a place you can come with no judgement, even if you managed

SteelSeries Apex M750 TKL review: A responsive, compact, tenkeyless mechanical gaming keyboard

The SteelSeries Apex M750 TKL Gaming Keyboard offers fantastic gaming performance in a smaller size for added portability and extra mouse movement space. NAILED IT

macOS High Sierra Review

Apple’s new macOS 10.13 High Sierra isn’t designed to grab headlines, and that’s why it’s my favorite kind of Apple OS update. So far, it’s

How to Download and Install macOS Sierra

The latest operating system update for MacBooks and desktop Macs, macOS Sierra, is finally here. Besides eschewing the OS X moniker, Sierra finally brings Siri

macOS Sierra Review

When we reviewed OS X El Capitan last year, we wondered why Apple had yet to bring Siri, its digital assistant, to the desktop. It’s

How to Protect Your MacBook from Trident Attacks

OS X users need to fire up the App Store immediately, to download a new security patch released yesterday (Sept. 1) that protects the same zero-day

Should I Buy a Chromebook? Buying Guide and Advice

A Chromebook is a laptop of a different breed. Instead of Windows 10 or Mac OS X, Chromebooks run Google’s Chrome OS. These machines are

Meet macOS Sierra : 8 Best Features

Bringing Siri to the desktop is a big win for Mac users, but that’s not the only thing Apple added to the newest version of

Sony STR-ZA5000ES 9.2-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

Generally speaking, there are two schools of thought when it comes to designing electronics. On the one side, you focus on creating a simple, easy-to-use

HP Chromebook 14 Review

The Pros Good multitasking performance; Strong audio; Large 1080p screen; Colorful design The Cons Dim display; Relatively short battery life; Underside gets warm Verdict The

10 Reasons the iPhone Beats Android

I like Android phones. But when most friends and family ask me what phone to buy, I tend to recommend the iPhone over Android. Here’s

Samsung’s TabPro S price brings tablet wars to iPad Pro

Samsung’s TabPro S, the sleek Windows 10 slate which the company hopes will claw would-be iPad Pro buyers away from Apple Stores, will be priced

Plugable UD-3900 Dual Display Universal Docking Station Review

The Pros Affordable; Good performance; Plenty of ports The Cons Vertical-only design; Doesn’t support 4K Verdict The Plugable UD-3900 Dual Display Universal Docking Station is

Sophos Antivirus for Mac Home Edition Review

THE GOOD Simple, no-nonsense interface ability to schedule scans free. THE BAD Poor malware detection considerable system impact. VERDICT While Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home

Lenovo Thinkpad Stack Review

The Pros Lightweight and small; Modules work well together; Hard drive module is speedy The Cons Expensive when compared with other accessories; No OS X

How to Fix OS X’s Broken Ethernet Connectivity

If you’re wondering why your Mac’s Ethernet connection suddenly stopped working, the culprit may be Apple itself, as an the company released an update that inadvertently disabled those ports on some

OS X update leave your Mac’s ethernet port broken? Here’s the fix

Last week Apple released a minor patch for OS X in the form of a kernel extension update. Labeled “031-51913 Incompatible Kernel Extension Configuration Data

Apple OS X 10.12 Fuji: What’s the story on the next Mac system update?

Apple typically unveils the next version of the Mac operating system at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference. And wouldn’t you know it – WWDC 2016 is

How to Find The Chrome Tabs Eating your Mac’s Battery

MacBook owners have long cursed Chrome for its tendency to drain battery life at a rapid pace, and some have used it as an argument for why

How to Stop Safari From Crashing

This week (Jan. 27), users have been complaining about the Safari browser crashing on iOS on the iPad and iPhone and OS X on the Mac.

Google Cardboard adds spatial sound for more immersive VR

Google’s virtual reality Cardboard platform is getting even more immersive, with support for spatial sound. The latest addition to the Cardboard API, spatial sound will

How to Dual-Boot Windows and OS X on a Mac

Mac vs. Windows. Windows vs. Mac. Why choose when you can get the best of both worlds by dual-booting? Here’s how to install Windows on

HP Spectre x2 review: A less expensive Surface rival

We’ve been noticing something the past few months: Every tech company is trying to be more like Microsoft. Which is to say, they’re belatedly copying

Acer Chromebook R11 review

The Pros Comfortable keyboard; Colorful display; Fairly good performance with 4GB model The Cons Lid flexes; Lower battery life than other Chromebooks; Noisy webcam photos

NeoNode AirBar Turns Any 15-Inch Laptop Display Into A Functional Touchscreen

Plenty of laptops now come with built-in touchscreens, giving users another option in navigation and control. If you want to enjoy the same functionality, but

iOS 8 vs iOS 9: What’s new, what’s changed and what’s important

A feature-by-feature breakdown of what to expect from iOS 9 and how it contrasts with iOS 8. Update: iOS 9.2 is now available to download with

Ricoh WG-5 GPS Review

Introduction The Ricoh WG-5 GPS is a rugged camera which features a 1/2.3 inch, 16-million pixel High-Sensitivity Backside Illumination CMOS Image Sensor. That sensor is

Canon PowerShot G5 X Review

Introduction The Canon PowerShot G5 X is a new premium compact camera with a large CMOS image sensor and a fast lens. The metal-bodied G5

TarDisk Pear 256GB Review

Highs Merges with existing drive Aluminum finish, flush fit Solid performance Lows Uses up SDXC slot Pairing and removing is tricky The basic models of

iPad Pro review: Big and powerful, but it won’t replace your laptop

Here we are. Apple, the same company that once swore off styluses, and dismissed hybrid PCs as experiments gone wrong, is now selling a laptop/tablet