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[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 …

iPad, iPhone, Mac, Reviews, how to »

[13 Jul 2014 | 4 Comments | 4,951 views]

How often does this come up — how does one type the Apple logo on a Mac? So infrequently that I had not only forgotten the keyboard shortcut, but also spaced where to find the Apple logo on OS X’s …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[24 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 2,634 views]

Apple introduced and seeded OS X 10.10 beta to developers at WWDC 2014. Since then, one of the most consistent complaints has been about the OS X Yosemite icons, especially the Finder and Trash Can icons. Pfft! Don’t whine, change …

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[19 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 7,137 views]

Is your Mac crashing regularly? Unexplained kernel panics and/or app quits? Your Mac’s memory might be bad, corrupt or simply poorly seated. Here is how to run a Mac RAM test — quick, easy and the software you need comes …

iPad, Reviews, how to »

[6 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 1,831 views]

Before I took the Brydge+ iPad keyboard case out of its shipping box, I was skeptical. However, Brydge delivers a quality experience, front to back, that has both pluses and a couple minuses.
For example, though anodized Aluminum often looks …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[1 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 283 views]

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[28 May 2014 | 2 Comments | 5,120 views]

Thunder storm wallpapers for your Mac. The perfect seasonal counterpoint to the silence of a gentle snowfall is the deep rumble of a thunderstorm — the scent and feeling of electricity in the air can be palpable. While we can’t put …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[1 May 2014 | No Comment | 2,509 views]

Yes, Apple rolled updated 2014 MacBook Air models yesterday and, geeks being geeks, there are already benchmarks that show a modest performance bump. However, when you reckon performance against price, the percentage change roughly doubles in the customer’s favor.
Geekbench scores …