You can install macOS on ultra-mobile PCs, but one intrepid YouTuber has gone a step further by putting together a DIY handheld macOS machine that runs Apple's latest Big Sur software.
Apple's AirTag is a small disc, and it's designed to help you find lost items. It's very similar to many other item trackers out there. Except for one, potentially very important detail.
I was not always such an Apple fanatic, but using my early 2008 15-inch MacBook Pro was a first-time conversion experience. In honor of that, I could not convince myself to ship off the device to e-waste. Holding a special place in my tech heart, I wanted a way to immortalize my shift to Apple fanboy status, which ultimately lead both my personal and professional career in a different direction.
Taking the LCD panel out of the monitor shell and unhinging the keyboard allowed for a permanent ambient glowing Apple logo for my office, which is HomeKit controlled. I call it the MacBook Lamp.
If you choose to upgrade your 2018 Mac mini from the default 8 gigabytes of RAM to, say, 32 gigs at the time of purchase using build-to-order options on Apple's online store, that'll be an extra $600. iFixit's do-it-yourself kit can give you the same upgrade for $275 less.
In the wake of all the iPhone throttling drama, iFixit has announced that it is dropping the price on all of its DIY iPhone battery fix kits to $29 or less. The news follows Apple's own announcement yesterday that it is going to be discounting out-of-warranty battery replacements to $29 in 2018.
iPhone enthusiast and world traveller Scotty Allen has taken upon himself to build a fully functional, like-new iPhone 6s entirely from recycled parts purchased in China. After spending a cool $1,000 in parts, he used around $300 worth of parts in the actual phone, or less than half the price Apple is charging for a brand spanking new iPhone 6s.
He obtained a recycled logic board with the Touch ID sensor included and installed the display, the battery, the back casing and other components bought in Shenzen.
After adding support for video content from Bravo, E!, Syfy and USA channels ten days ago, tvOS's universal search feature was refreshed earlier today with official support for nine additional channels. The full up-to-date list of universal search providers can be found in Apple's support document.
In the DIY category, this one might come in handy to those of you who accidentally dropped their iPhone 5 and broke the screen. In this video, we are showed how to change the iPhone 5 screen in just about 3 minutes.
Note that the iPhone 5 screen is integrated with the digitizer and is replaced with the entire front assembly. Of course, you'll need a few tools to do the job, namely a Pentalobe screwdriver, a plastic pry tool, and a suction cup, all of them available for less than $3 on Amazon. Of course, you'll also need the digitizer frame assembly as well.
What do you get when you combine an Arduino-based microcontroller, a hacked motorized slider and one of the most popular video games of all time? The Super Angry Birds force feedback USB controller.
The DIY (do it yourself) controller simulates the game's slingshot, giving you full control over both the angle and power at which the birds are launched. It's hard to explain, you just have to see it in action...
Still suffering from the antennagate problem with the iPhone 4? How about spotty coverage on AT&T?
A strange and inventive method will supposedly help your reception strength. Next time you find yourself with crummy coverage, put your iPhone in a glass. You probably want to make sure it's empty first...
If you don't pony up the cash for a 3G-enabled iPad 2, you won't get the GPS capabilities of a carrier network connection. That means that, unless you are connected to a Wifi access point, the maps functionality of the iPad will not be able to track your location or give you live directions, etc.
The internal GPS is definitely one of the biggest pros for the 3G models of the iPad. With an internal GPS, the iPad can be a great navigation tool for your car's dashboard. So, what can you do to get GPS on the iPad 2 without a 3G connection?
A new report claims that you can use the iPhone's data connection through tethering to enable GPS functionality on the iPad...
It had been a while since we saw one of these creative DIY iPhone stands. While doing my morning reading I came across this video on TUAW showing designer Enrique Pardo turning a $100 bill into an origami iPhone stand.
Of course this would perfectly work with a $1 bill but we ain't that cheap ;)