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By default, OS X handles all mailto: and ‘send to mail’ actions with its built in Mail app. Which is fine… If that’s all that you use, however power users (or maybe corporate mac users with exchange servers) may want to use Microsoft Outlook (2016 actually not being all ‘bad’)

In order to switch the default action for mailing, it seems somewhat backwards, but you actually have to launch the Mail application!

Once the app has launched, click on the ‘Mail’ menu item and then click preferences. Right at the top of the pop up window you should see the option to select the default email reader. Doing this also associates the chosen app with all mail functionality in OS X.

Mail Preferences

You can of course, set up Mail to connect to and use a Microsoft Exchange mailbox. To do this, follow the instructions on the official Apple Support site


DOOM_(4)_teaser_trailer_splash_screen_logoIt’s not due out till 2016, and already critics are dubbing it as being stacked out with unneeded violence and gore.. Bethesda launched previews of Doom’s gameplay last night at this years E3 conference.. Doom is now in its 4th revision of the fast selling game from id Software, and is destined for Windows, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

Doom is set to feature a singleplayer mode, in addition to multiple multiplayer modes which include traditional four-player domination, freeze tag, and clan arena.

New to the Doom games is the Doom SnapMap which will enable users to create custom maps to share with friends and the online community!

First released all the way back in 1993 (I know!! Makes you feel old doesn’t it) Doom has seen several revisions on different platforms. The new one, however, seems worlds away from previous releases!

Check out the gameplay video below..

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K33n TeamThe elite Chinese hacking group K33n Team (aka Keen Team) have announced that they are already working hard on a jailbreak for iOS 9, and hope to have it ready to release just days after the official iOS 9 release.

Liang Chen has been talking to Forbes reporters about their work on breaking 9, however they have highlighted how difficult they expect iOS 9 to be to jailbreak. Especially with iOS 9’s new ‘rootless’ security feature, which is rumoured to feature heavily in both OS X and iOS.

The Keen Team are a group of 12 elite hackers who, on the 13th of November, explioted Apple iOS 7.0.3 Safari within 30 seconds… Bagging them a haul of $30k! So it’s fair to say, if anyone can do it, they can!

Jailbreaking still divides the iOS user base, with some, itching to get more functionality from their devices.. Whilst others much prefer the safety and security of the solid Mobile OS.

Currently the only version of iOS with Jailbreaks available is 8.1.2, despite countless teams working on exploits for iOS 8.3 and 8.4 (due for public release on June the 30th).

If you can’t wait for the jailbreak to be released, check out what has to be the most up to date guide to jailbreaking on the net from the boffins over at Lifehacker.

Once you are free of the iOS ties and restraints, you could do much worse then checking out this list of 10 top jailbreak tweaks.

iphone-7-xrqA recent announcement form a source (which has often proved to be correct) has suggested Apple’s latest (and greatest yet?) is scheduled to land a little earlier then expected.. KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo tags the iPhone 6s / iPhone 7 release date as being sometime in August, and not the original (and standard) September date.

KGI’s analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has listed 11 features he suggests we may get to see on the next iPhone revision, and also put to bed rumours of a smaller 4inch model:

  • Screen sizes are to remain at 4.7 and 5.5.
  • A new colour case will be added to the mix, the rose gold colour as featured in the recent Apple Watch Edition releases
  • The rear facing camera is likely to be capable of 12MP snaps, some other sources also suggest the camera will no longer protrude from the flat casing of the phone
  • An additional microphone will be added on the rear of the device to improve voice quality of call
  • The A9 processor will be used, along side 2GB of LPDDR4 memory
  • Several design and mechanical adjustments will be made to prevent potential repeats of ‘bend-gate’
  • Several improvements will be made to the Touch ID chip and workings to further the take-on of Apple Pay
  • Introduction of force sensitive touch screen, enabling more input methods, including handwriting, and signature support

As Ming-Chi Kuo has known to be slightly out on his launch dates in the past, I personally am remaining sceptical on this one.. However, worth reporting non the less – who knows, they may surprise us all!



 Microsoft have announced the date for release of Windows 10.. It will be offered as a free upgrade to any Windows 7 or 8 users on the 29th of July. Something which has been the way of Apple’s OS X releases for a few years now. 

10 brings with it vast changes (some say improvements) from both 7 and 8. It also sees the return of a ‘pop up’ start menu, all be it with tiles most Windows 8 users will be familier with. 

All new machines will be bundled with Windows 10 from the 29th. With it expecting to hit mobile devices later on in the year. 

The free upgrade of 7 and 8 will hopefully reduce some of the fragmentation in the distribution of its OS user base. 

Will you be upgrading? 

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