Building a hackintosh—that is, installing macOS on non-Apple hardware—used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of know-how. Now your options are vast and the installation process is fairly simple. With that in mind, here is our always up-to-date guide to building a hackintosh that will…
When you buy an Apple product you buy into the ecosystem more than with any other company, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with only what they offer. If you’re a lover of wearables you’d be remiss to overlook Android Wear, even if you’ve chosen iOS as your primary mobile platform.
Upgrading to the newest iPhone hardware means shelling out $200-$400 on contract. If you want to upgrade but don't have the cash, here's how to sell your old iPhone to cover the cost of the new one and then some.
Apple's Mac Pro, the sleek and shiny trash can from outer space, is certainly a feat of engineering. It also costs $3,000. If you want to build a comparable machine yourself, you can save a lot of money by going with a Hackintosh.
Apple's new MacBook Pros and Airs (released in the last couple of years) have a featured called standby that puts your laptop into power-saving mode. While great for battery life, it's not so great for quickly waking up your machine. Fortunately, developer Erv Walter has a super quick command line fix.
Building a hackintosh—that is, installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware—used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of know-how. Now your options are vast and the installation process is fairly simple. With that in mind, here is our always up-to-date guide to building a hackintosh that will…
Whether or not you like the products it creates, Apple's philosophy builds in the best of intentions. When speaking to Business Week, Craig Federighi (Apple's VP of software engineering) stated their overarching goal in a way that ought to serve as the backbone for most good work: "new is easy, right is hard."
When you buy an Apple device, you agree to a bunch of restrictions. You don’t have as much control over your phone, third-party apps don’t have access to all the features that Apple’s software does, and they ban tons of other apps from their store. But if you agree to live under their roof you have the benefits of…
Apple just announced that the mobile apps in iWork and iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote) are now free downloads for new devices. If you've ever wanted to partake in iWork but didn't want to cough up the cash, now you don't have to if you pick up a new iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Everyone's talking about Apple's upcoming iPhone 5C—the cheap smartphone that hopes to bring in many more customers—but nobody's discussing the impact it'll have on the iPod touch. I believe Apple may stop manufacturing the iPod touch altogether and replace it with this new model. And if they don't, they should.
After a faulty iPhone charger allegedly electrocuted a Chinese woman, Apple decided to respond and help out those who may have risky USB power adapters in their possession. The company has pledged to recycle them free of charge and will give you an official Apple replacement for $10.
This week on the podcast we're talking about all of Apple's big announcements, the unseen beauty of voice commands, and government spies. We're also answering your questions about downgrading an iPhone, calling a coworker out on his or her BS, and common MacBook Wi-Fi issues.
I like Apple hardware, but it doesn't run cheap and I'm not sure I want to use OS X. I know I can run Windows, but am I wasting money purchasing a Mac if I'm not using it as a Mac? When does it make sense to buy Apple hardware instead of a standard PC?
You can get iWork for your Mac or iDevice, but now you can get it on the web. Apple announced new web apps that work nearly as well as their desktop counterparts, right from the web browser on any desktop platform.
Apple just released OS X 10.8.4! You'll find no new features this time, but helpful bug fixes that solve many popular issues like out-of-order iMessages, Wi-Fi problems, and blocked international Facetime calls. You can find the full change list at Cult of Mac and grab the update through the Mac App Store.
iOS frustrates many users due to its many restrictions on app developers. In the beginning, Apple made the best apps for the iPhone and this didn't matter. Now third-party developers create amazing software that can't reach its full potential due to Apple's walled garden. What if Apple stayed out of the iPhone…
The iPad's retina display offers one of the most pixel-dense screens you can buy, but unfortunately it's attached to your iPad and can't double as a high-resolution display for your PC. That is, unless you buy the part and convert it like Andrzej, an engineering student in Warsaw.
Despite micro-USB making its way through the world as a mobile connectivity and charging standard, if you own any Apple devices you need separate cables. Bloobury solves that problem with their retractable 3-in-1 cable that features plugs for micro-USB, lightning, and the old iPod-style 30-pin connector.
Today Apple-released a long-expected (but not necessarily desired) update to iOS to fix a lock screen passcode vulnerability that provided anyone capable of completing a complicated process to access your device.
A workspace doesn't need much more than a collection of useful tools, good organization, and a smart combination of furniture. Lifehacker reader YourDailyApple managed all three in this concise, Apple-centric workspace. Here's what you're looking at: