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[7 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 1,453 views]

Recent events in China have lead Apple to announce a USB power adapter takeback program, which will run from August 16 through October 18. This begs the question — “Is my USB power adapter a genuine Apple product?” Here’s a …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[6 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 797 views]

First and foremost, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Instant Video just got some serious competition. With more than 5,500 movies on your Roku and 1,500 titles via your neighborhood Redbox location, the Redbox Instant offer is simple and attractive — …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[3 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 888 views]

So, you got an email notice from Apple saying your complementary 20GB iCloud storage upgrade will revert to the default allotment of 5GB on September, 30, now what? If you have less than 5GB stored there, then no problem. If …

Games, Mac, Reviews, how to »

[31 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 1,569 views]

Cue up the booming reverb effect and, from your diaphragm, deliver a throaty “THUNDERBOLT!” It is now very possible and affordable to pair a consumer grade Apple ultraportable with an external graphics card — the MacBook Air and a Thunderbolt …

Apps, iPad, Reviews, how to »

[30 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 1,101 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 | 845 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 | No Comment | 1,852 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 | No Comment | 3,304 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 | 8,489 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 | 1,762 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 | 2,167 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 | 1,117 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 | 3,120 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 | 1,955 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 | 2,350 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. …