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[30 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 1,617 views]

Apple’s Continuity + Handoff functionality unites apps and functionality across OS X Yosemite to iOS 8 and back again. The simple idea with Handoff being, “start it here, finish it there,” seamlessly.
Are you familiar with iCloud Tabs, introduce in 2013’s …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[27 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 910 views]

Here is a silly Yosemite tip for ya — make the Menu Bar and Dock turn black, blackish gray with a simple keyboard shortcut. This parlor trick even as a proper name, Dark Mode, and is advertised as one of …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[25 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 712 views]

Although Apple isn’t like other technology companies, it does from time-to-time concoct features, throw them against the wall and then watch to see which ones stick. Here is a quick Yosemite Tip on how to address one likely less to …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[21 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,010 views]

Today’s iMac and Mac Pro challenge those old assumption that Mom stays home and dad goes out to work. Nope, now the lady rocking the mommy jeans brings home the artisanal reduced sodium organic hickory smoked bacon.
Actually, no one need …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[12 Oct 2014 | 6 Comments | 3,784 views]

If you are a cord cutter on a budget and/or in an area with poor broadcast TV reception, then you really need to get acquainted with USTVnow. With this “channel” installed on your Roku, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad or many …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[6 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 762 views]

A few years ago, if you wanted to SnapChat on your Mac, it required a fair bit of monkeying around. Now, however, all you need is Snappy and that is available for free on the Mac App Store.
Snappy is the …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Security »

[4 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,770 views]

First things first… iWorm is not a worm at all, but actually your plain old, garden variety Trojan. This is important because, whereas worms are self-replicating and can infect innocent bystanders, a Trojan requires that the victim voluntarily install the …

iOS, Reviews, how to »

[28 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 842 views]

One of new apps bundled with Apple’s just update mobile operating system is the iOS 8 Tips apps, which introduced users to nine and now 10 new iOS 8 features. A week plus later, Apple is back with tip #10, …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[26 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 2,019 views]

When comes to productivity, the fastest way is almost always a keyboard shortcut. But what about shutting down a modern Mac, many of which don’t have a readily accessible power button? Yep, there’s a keyboard shortcut for that, too!
On modern …

iOS, Reviews, how to »

[25 Sep 2014 | 6 Comments | 7,417 views]

We don’t care why you need to download iOS 7.1.2, just that you do. iOS 7.1.2 has turned into the fallback position for many iOS 8 upgraders who came to regret their lemming like rush to Apple’s latest, greatest mobile …

iOS, Reviews, how to »

[18 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 1,138 views]

Direct links, that is. Do you herd lots of iPhones, iPads and/or iPod touches? Then it makes more sense for you to download iOS 8 once for each model you manage rather than every single iThing. But you know that …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[6 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 1,868 views]

How many Macs do you manage? Whether you’re looking out for one or rooms full of Macs, you need to be thinking about Apple’s upcoming OS X 10.10 release. So, are your Macs and Apps Yosemite ready? Here’s how to …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[10 Aug 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,160 views]

The 2014 MacBook Pro’s slightly faster processor paired with the same graphics and slightly more faster storage should deliver consistently better results, right? One would think so, but a 2013 MacBook Pro vs 2014 MacBook Pro comparison yielded patchy performance.
Rob …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[28 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 804 views]

If it runs on your Mac, chances are there is an associated cache. Use over time often results in degraded performance as those caches file and/or become less efficient. Ditto that for OS X Dashboard, but here’s a quick and …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[27 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 1,961 views]

The infographic says it all — HD antenna using people are a thing. Last year, 19.3 percent or roughly one in five American households relied solely on over the air (OTA) broadcast HD for live television, up from 17.8 percent …