With the cricket World Cup going on right now, there is no shortage of live action to keep up with, but as is always the case when a major sporting tournament like this is running, staying up to speed with what is happening in any of the games at any one time can be difficult. What you need is an unobtrusive app that can take the strain for you.

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Here’s what to expect from the 2015 Apple ‘Spring forward’ special media event on March 9th. More details can be found right here.

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Here’s how you can change the OS X Yosemite lock / login screen wallpaper to a customer image you like. For more details and complete step-by-step guide, simply head past the jump.

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The much-awaited weekend is finally here, and as usual, we’re back from our hunt to find paid apps that have gone free for a limited time. Today we have 5 Mac apps that have shed their price tags, and they’re ready to be snapped up right away. Head past the break for details and download links.

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It’s new iOS and Mac wallpaper time, and with Apple having just announced a new media event there is only one thing for it: turn the invite into a wallpaper.

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VLC is rightly considered the best and most versatile video player of them all. Renowned predominantly for its ability to handle any and all file formats thrown at it, maker VideoLAN has been busily updating and improving its assortment of mobile variants, and today, has made a rather big announcement in this regard. The crux of it is that VLC will be returning to iPhone and iPad, having been in hiding since the launch of iOS 8; the Android version is now finally out of beta as VideoLAN also adds an app for Android TV (beta), and there are also new versions for Windows Phone and Windows RT – along with a few other notable updates across the wider VLC product range. So, not much, then.

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You can download this insanely popular Blu-ray player app for Windows and Mac absolutely free. It was previously available for $50. More details can be found right here.

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It was way back with the iPhone 5 in 2012 that Apple introduced the smaller, reversible (although still proprietary) Lightning cable, which signaled the end of the 30-pin connector. Of course, many still did, and still do use devices rocking the old 30-pin socket, which is why Apple’s World Travel Adapter Kit has hitherto included a 30-pin cable. Recognizing that after two-and-a-half years, many folks are now running on Lightning, the pack has been relieved of the 30-pin cable, and notably, now arrives at a cheaper cost.

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Apple has been busy today in releasing new software, and accompanying the second beta of iOS 8.3, the Cupertino based company has also rolled out another beta of OS X 10.10.3 for Mac. With the first iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.3 betas that arrived a couple of weeks back, we learned that the emoji system would be getting a revamp, and now, things are beginning to take shape. More details below.

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Looking forward to a Saturday app hunt? Here are a few paid iOS and Mac apps that have gone absolutely free on the App Store for a limited period of time, and you should download them right now. Check out our rundown for today right after the jump!

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We love the Instant Hotspot feature, and if you have a Mac or iPad that needs to share an iPhone’s Internet connection, then it can be a lifesaver. We really do think being able to share one connection across multiple devices with zero configuration is brilliant.

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If you happen to be in the possession of a MacBook Pro – bought between 2011 and early 2013 – and are experiencing graphics related issues on your machine, Apple is offering a free repair program for all affected users starting today. Head on over the jump for further details.

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Want to explore the digital artist in you, but don’t have that much needed graphics tablet? Well if you’re a Mac user and happen to own an iPad, then you can simply turn your Apple slate into a graphics tablet with an app called Astropad. We take a closer look at what the app has to offer, right after the jump.

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Here’s how to easily find apps for unsupported file types on your Mac OS X machine. More details can be found right here.

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Gamers with Macs can now play one of the biggest games of 2014 after EA made The Sims 4 available for Apple’s platform. More details and where to download it from can be found right here.

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We’ve been hearing faint rumors for quite a while that Apple could be bringing the Touch ID fingerprint sensor to its Mac lineup. And today, a new report has popped up, suggesting that it could happen, with the recipients being the next-gen MacBook Air, Pro and the Magic Mouse, Trackpad. More details can be found right after the break.

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Here’s a list of some of the best paid iOS, Mac, and Android apps out there that can be downloaded absolutely free for a limited time. Head over the jump for the rundown of the apps.

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iWork for iCloud is now open for everyone to use, even those with an Android smartphone or tablet. With no Apple device requirement to access these apps, the company is now looking to throw in its productivity apps right in there with the rest of the competition. More details to follow right after the jump.

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In an effort to expand its dominance in the desktop Web browser market, Google is experimenting with a number of under-the-hood changes that dramatically improve the zooming experience currently offered in its Chrome browser. The current publicly available build of Google Chrome for Mac already offers a less than polished pinch-to-zoom type functionality, which ultimately gets the necessary job done but suffers from the fact that it only allows noticeably jerky 10% incremental zooms. Google’s latest build of Chrome Canary for Mac takes things to the next level by introducing a polished Apple Safari-esque zooming experience.

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With Microsoft steadily ratcheting up the development of Windows 10, it’s inevitable that some people are going to want to test it out on their Mac, whether for work or just to keep up on the latest technologies from across the isle. The most popular way to do that is in a virtual machine – or VM as some like to call it – and possibly the best way to do that on a Mac is with Parallels Desktop. Currently at version 10, Parallels Desktop costs $80 and importantly, was just updated to support not just the Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview, but also the new Office 2016 Preview, too.

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