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[30 Jul 2013 | 4 Comments | 971 views]

Does the App Store app on your iPad indicate updates are available, but then displays a blank screen when you open the app? You are not alone and, thankfully, there is a workaround for the iPad App Update issue — …

iPhone, Reviews, how to »

[18 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 768 views]

It has been said that lotteries and casinos are extra taxes on people that are bad at math. The same can be said of AT&T Next, Verizon Edge and T-Mobile Jump, the accelerated (smartphone) iPhone upgrade plans currently on offer.
Do …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[11 Jul 2013 | One Comment | 1,783 views]

Computer security is war of increments. Though Apple seems to be a step ahead of late, the company isn’t resting on its laurels and Safari 7, included in OS X 10.9 Mavericks, changes how JAVA is handled.
In the panoply of …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[28 Jun 2013 | 6 Comments | 3,176 views]

Previously, OS X Dictation was useful. Apple’s radically improved implementation in OS X 10.9 Mavericks has to be tried to be appreciated. Further, by downloading Enhanced Dictation, users can enjoy the benefits of this “global service” even when offline.
And, what …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[27 Jun 2013 | 6 Comments | 8,431 views]

When your Mac slows down, productivity suffers. Here are five easy ways, and a few of their friends, to speed up your Mac. All are free and will take very little time to implement.
1. Quit Unneeded Apps, Close Unneeded …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[25 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,630 views]

If you open the lid of a 2011 MacBook Air, boom, it wakes up. The newer MacBooks? Not so much. However, here is a quick and easy way to fix the MacBook wake from sleep issue.
The issue at hand is …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[22 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 2,129 views]

Of the core Apple apps that define the Mac experience, Safari is most in need of a rewrite in OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Safari 7 has the potential to be the browser we’ve always wanted — how close has Apple …

iOS, iPad, Reviews, how to »

[21 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 951 views]

Just get a new iPad or perhaps you’ve had one for years already? Whether you want to get rid Apple’s standard “Sent from my iPad” or make it say something more, now is a good to change your iPad mail …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[11 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 3,068 views]

Whereas Apple’s iOS 7 looks and acts radically different, ditching skeuomorphism hard, OS X 10.9 Mavericks is a more evolutionary update with new features that move bar, but not reset it. Underscoring the point is the fact that if your …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[28 May 2013 | No Comment | 1,847 views]

Here are couple different takes on creating a default Finder window size + view, including a fun and easy to implement AppleScript for locking a window into a specific spot in a display. So, let’s get started on how to …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Security »

[24 May 2013 | No Comment | 2,284 views]

The simple way is (almost) always the best. Whether you want to hide important business documents, or a collection of “adult material,” the method that gets the job done with the least amount of fuss at lowest cost is best. …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[23 May 2013 | No Comment | 3,946 views]

Facebook Chat is insanely easy to use — if you’re logged in, it’s available. However, if you use other IM services (i.e. Messages, Google Talk, Yahoo, etc), consolidating them in a single window can be very helpful — here’s how …

iOS, Reviews, how to »

[13 May 2013 | No Comment | 1,395 views]

You might not know it, but Apple built those cute little smilie, thumbs up, raspberry, etc faces and symbols into its mobile operating system. Here is how to turn on iOS 6 emojis (emoticons), no jailbreak and no download required.
See …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[2 May 2013 | 3 Comments | 3,305 views]

Your internet connection is fast, but you experience poor wifi — what is up with that? Here are some easy steps you can take to improve bad wifi performance and make your AirPort router hum contentedly.
First and foremost, run Software …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[29 Apr 2013 | One Comment | 1,671 views]

If you use a Mac and Android device, getting data from one to the other can be more than a pain. Although Android File Transfer and DoubleTwist function by degree, there is a Bonjour compatible alternative, Droid NAS, that works …