GIFs Is A Mac App For Finding The Best Animated Encapsulation Of Your Current Emotion

GIFS-feature In work and personal online communication, I find myself using animated GIFs almost more than words these days. Between Slack and iMessage, there’s little that needs to be said that isn’t best said by an animal clumsily and cutely falling over. But discovery can be a bit tricky, and so can finding your favorites for repeat use. That’s where GIFs, a new application for OS X,… Read More

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Chrome Should Soon Be Easier On Your Mac’s Battery

chrome Whatever the relative merits of the various browser options, there’s one big advantage that Apple’s homegrown Safari has over most of the competition – using it as your browser can have a significant positive impact in terms of battery life on portable Macs. Now, Google is hoping to close that gap with upcoming changes to Chrome. Chrome already got a new feature that can… Read More

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Tweetbot 2.0 Secures Its Reputation As The Best Twitter Client For Mac

tweetbot2 Third-party Twitter client Tweetbot, from two-man development studio Tapbots, has long been the unofficial default option for iOS and Mac users who weren’t satisfied with first-party clients, dating back to the days prior to Twitter’s decision to clamp down on clients not of their own making. The Mac version launched in 2012, but its look and feel hasn’t changed to match… Read More

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Apple Sells 5.5 Million Macs In Q1 2015

mac keyboard Apple sold 5.5 million Macs over the holiday quarter (ending December 28), according to the company’s Q1 2015 earnings report released today. Analysts estimated that Apple would sell 5.68 million Macs this quarter, putting the electronics maker just under estimates but still showing growth YOY. With this past quarter’s 5.5 million units sold, Apple totally flat in the category from… Read More

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TC AppleCast 1: Watch Out For The Apple Watch

TC-applecast-post It’s our first ever TechCrunch AppleCast, and we’re starting things off with a long look at the Apple Watch and its companion app, as well as a discussion on the (still theoretical) 12-inch MacBook Air. We also dive into Swift, Apple’s new programming language, which is really heating up in terms of developer interest, and touch on App Store discovery and what could still be… Read More

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Ten One Design Mountie Review: Your Mobile Workstation, Upgraded

mountie The first week of 2015 was CES for me, which meant working out of a suitcase in a bizarre fantasy land hewn from hard desert rock, grit and little else. My home office is a veritable oasis of displays and screen real estate, while my mobile CES office most definitely is not. Luckily, this year, I had a review unit of the Ten One Design Mountie on hand, and it made a big difference in my… Read More

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The Next MacBook Air Will Be A 12-Inch Beauty With An Edge-To-Edge Keyboard

keyboardsilver-copy Apple’s 12-inch MacBook Air has been rumored for a while now, but the computer is very real, according to a new report from 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman. The resourceful and consistently accurate site has revealed specs and renders of a 12-inch MacBook (which is pegged for release anytime between the near future and mid-2015) that pushes the limits in terms of thickness, input and… Read More

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Duet Makes Your iPad A No-Compromise Display For Your Mac

Duet Display iPad-as-secondary-display apps have been around almost as long as the iPad, but most who used them once have seldom used them since. These things mostly work over Wi-Fi, and work poorly over Wi-Fi at that, with unwatchable video performance, choppy animation and tons of lag, even in the best of circumstances. Duet, a new app from a team that includes ex-Apple display engineering talent,… Read More

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