The Future of the iPod

The Future of the iPod
Apple has an assortment of iPods available including the iPod Classic, Nano, Shuffle, and the Touch. These round out the lineup of handheld devices that aren’t iPhones or iPads, but one has to wonder, does Apple really need this many iPod devices? Could Apple narrow its lineup of iPods to only include two models and Read more…

How to customize the OS X Right Click Menu Using Automator

How to customize the OS X Right Click Menu Using Automator
Computers are here to do our bidding. When we have boring, repetitive tasks the best possible way to get them done is to get a computer to do them. OS X knows this, which is why there are some awesome tools included in the operating system to give you the ability to automate these tasks Read more…

Apple’s Big Plans For Television

Apple’s Big Plans For Television
Ever since the release of the original Apple TV back in early 2007, the device’s popularity has continued to grow. As of late however, the hockey puck-sized device has become somewhat stale. Even with Apple adding new channels and more content, there has to be more in store for Apple TV, but the question is Read more…

5 Ways To Clean and Maintain OS X Mavericks

5 Ways To Clean and Maintain OS X Mavericks
One of the great things about OS X is that it basically runs itself. Left to its own devices Apple’s operating system will keep itself pretty clean and issue-free, but even with this there are times that you need to intervene to do some good old-fashioned manual maintenance. The 5 tips outlined below can be Read more…

Apple iBeacon: Cool or Creepy?

ibeacon meme
This past Friday Apple enabled location-aware transmitters in all of their U.S. retail stores. Called iBeacon, this service works via Bluetooth and the Apple Store App for the iPhone to get location-based information when arriving at one of their stores. The iBeacon system is far more precise than GPS-based methods for finding exactly where someone Read more…

How To Install OS X Mavericks On An External Drive

How To Install OS X Mavericks On An External Drive
You may not know this, but you can install OS X Mavericks to just about any USB drive out there that has enough free space for the operating system. You may be wondering why you would want to install OS X to a portable drive when the internal drive is usually larger, faster, and well, Read more…

Will the iPhone 6 be the iPhone Air?

iPhone Air
It’s no secret that Apple tries to make every product they release lighter and thinner, but the iPhone has been the slowest device to follow this path. When Apple released the MacBook Air, it was the thinnest notebook computer in the world. While other devices have since claimed this title, it’s a good point to Read more…

Will Apple Ever Return to a Single MacBook Line?

Macbook Line
I’ve had a few MacBooks in my stint as a self-proclaimed Apple fanboy, so I feel that I have at least a small amount of insight into the path Apple has taken over the last 6 years or so in regard to lineup and model placement. I started with a 13” white clamshell MacBook and Read more…

How to Merge Duplicate Contacts on Your iPhone

duplicate contacts search
Contacts on the iPhone are used for everything from phone calls, to text messages, to email, to social media like Twitter and Facebook. With all this integration and so many apps using your contacts, it’s pretty easy to get duplicate contacts. While these are an inevitability when dealing with mobile devices, until recently you had Read more…

6 New Mavericks Tricks You Probably Missed

Mavericks tricks dock
OS X Mavericks has been out for a little while now but users are still finding hidden tricks and features in the newest iteration of Apple’s flagship operating system. The biggest features were mentioned when the software was released, but a few have snuck through under the radar where you might have missed them. Fear Read more…