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Some Apple fans are building their own 'Hackintoshes' – Mac computers they build themselves. And they point to a weakness with Apple's computer lineup

YouTube/Dom Esposito The only way to get Apple’s MacOS operating system is to buy one of Apple’s own Macs. That’s pretty much the way it’s always been. Or at least, that’s the only official way.  The computer pictured above is running MacOS, but it’s not a Mac. It’s a so-called Hackintosh – a computer built by a hobbyist, […]

Mobile

Idaho prisoners hack $225,000 in credits from JPay computer tablets

Prisoners in five Idaho correctional institutions hacked JPay tablets for almost a quarter million dollars in credits, the Associated Press reported. In all, 364 inmates allegedly exploited the tablet’s software for $ 225,000. JPay handheld computer tablets supplied to Idaho prisoners provide a means to email families and friends, video chat, watch educational videos, and […]

Computer

Computer monitor buying guide

Tomas Patlan/Digital Trends Whether your old monitor has died or you finally decided you need to upgrade for the latest movies or games, buying a new computer monitor is a big decision. You can get a great screen for several hundred dollars, pay through the nose for some incredible tech, or save a lot of […]

Photography

LaCie DJI Copilot backs up your photos and videos, without needing a computer

When it comes to portable, computer-less media backup, there are precious few options. Gnarbox sprang into life to address this very need, raising over half-a-million dollars on Kickstarter for its first product, a rugged backup solution designed to go anywhere built around a solid-state drive. But now, LaCie — a subsidiary of hard drive manufacturer Seagate […]