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Holiday tech tips, apps, and services, an update to MindNode, and more

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Holiday tech tips for 2017 »

Holiday tech tips for 2017

The holidays are here, and that means that nerds like us are about to be pressed into service when we visit family and friends. From broken iPhone screens to slow Macs, people always save their tech questions for the end of the year.

There are things you can do to be prepared, and these are some of our favorites.

Apps and services for the holidays »

The holidays are once again upon us. As is our annual tradition, we like to select a handful of apps and services to help you get through the season with your sanity intact. You might even manage to feel relaxed and productive along the way! (We can dream, right?)

MindNode 5: iPhone X, iOS 11, Quick Entry, and new pricing »

The best mind-mapping app for Mac and iOS received a major update this week with the launch of MindNode 5. MindNode 5 comes packed with iPhone X support, a brand new design for iPad and Mac, a new pricing structure, Drag and Drop on iPad, and a plethora of other new features.

How to change the Key Photo in Live Photos »

One of the new features for iCloud Photos/Photos.app in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra is the ability to choose a different frame in a Live Photo as the key photo. The ability to do this is especially helpful if your kids look away at just the wrong second.

Powerful email marketing made easy (Sponsor) »

Constant Contact

Constant Contact makes it fast and easy to get results from your email marketing, even if you’re a beginner. Our state-of-the-art email editor is built for speed—just drag and drop. And with powerful features like customizable Action Blocks and email list growth tools—plus free live support—you’ll connect with more customers and drive bigger results with every email you send.


Our thanks to Constant Contact for sponsoring the site this week.