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[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. …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[23 May 2013 | No Comment | 4,003 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 | 1,446 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 | No Comment | 3,425 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 | No Comment | 1,700 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 …

Cord Cutter, iTunes, Mac, Music, movies, TV, Reviews, how to »

[12 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 3,843 views]

While the wife’s away, the husband will play. In this case, he has played to great practical effect and at very low cost. It’s an all-natural a combination, Roku LT + Plex Media Server, that delivers all of our iTunes …

iPad, iPhone, Mac, Reviews, how to »

[8 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 1,949 views]

Dead pixels? Janky keyboard? Balky home button? Before you take iThing to your local Apple Store for service, it can’t hurt to first find out your iPad, iPhone, iPod or Mac warranty status — it’s fast, free and pretty darned …

iOS, Mac, Reviews, how to, Security »

[22 Mar 2013 | One Comment | 1,715 views]

Live a bad neighborhood? Trying to cut ties (i.e. it’s complicated) with someone? Untrustworthy roommates? Whether you have real reasons to fear or just suffer from simple paranoia, it’s easy to setup Apple Two-Factor ID to protect your iTunes, iCloud, …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[18 Mar 2013 | 4 Comments | 1,720 views]

When hackers strike at the Mac, a familiar chain of events plays out — there is a warning, fixes are promised and Apple blocks the attack vector by silently pushing an XProtect update, OS X’s integrated malware blocker — a simple …