How to Turn Off App Nap for All Applications in OS X

How to Turn Off App Nap for All Applications in OS X
App Nap is a feature introduced in OS X 10.9 Mavericks and has helped to boost battery life for portable Macs as well as reduce power consumption for the non-portable variety. While the feature is pretty great, sometimes App Nap can mess with your apps and put them to sleep when you don’t want them Read more…

Why Should Apple Acquire Beats?

Why Should Apple Acquire Beats?
The rumor mill has been in full gear lately with the tech world buzzing about the possibility of Apple purchasing the Beats brand. While speculation on Apple’s strategy in making such a purchase has ranged from it being complete insanity to Funny or Die’s take on things, at the core there is some solid logic Read more…

6 Spring Cleaning Tips for your iPhone or iPad

6 Spring Cleaning Tips for your iPhone or iPad
The days are getting longer and warmer, which means it’s time to start cleaning out all the junk you’ve built up over the winter. While you’re probably already on top of taking junk out to the curb for the garbage man, what you may have forgot about is your iOS device. A long, cold winter Read more…

How to Get Access to OS X Beta Versions For Free

How to Get Access to OS X Beta Versions For Free
So, you want to test out the latest, freshest version of OS X but don’t want to pony up the $100 to join the Apple Developer program. In the past this meant you either had to buddy up with a paying developer or just wait for the new version to come out like the rest Read more…

How to Get an App Store Refund

app store refund
Have you ever wished that you could get a refund for something on iTunes? Maybe you realized you purchased the wrong app right after you downloaded it, or maybe after you used the app or media you realized it wasn’t what you were expecting. While you might think you’re stuck with the wrong app, movie, Read more…

How to Use Screen Recorder in OS X Mavericks

How to Use Screen Recorder in OS X Mavericks
There was a time that to record screen activity on your Mac you had to purchase bulky software that never really interfaced well with the Mac and worst of all, was very expensive. Thanks to updates done to QuickTime in OS X 10.6, you can now record anything happening on your screen and save it Read more…

Does the Death of Nike FuelBand Mean the iWatch is a Go?

Does the Death of Nike FuelBand Mean the iWatch is a Go?
Earlier this week Nike laid off nearly the entire team it had working on the Nike+ FuelBand, announcing their departure from the world of wearable tech. Nike made it a point to say this doesn’t mean they’re out of the fitness tracking game, as they plan on continuing to support the existing FuelBands as well Read more…

How to Set Default Accounts for Mail, Contacts, and Calendars on iOS

How to Set Default Accounts for Mail, Contacts, and Calendars on iOS
It’s pretty likely that if you use iOS on a regular basis that you have more than one account loaded for email, contact, and calendar syncing. If you’re running more than one account it’s easy to get things confused and save the wrong account as default. Check out the steps below to set the default Read more…

Why it Doesn’t Pay to Jailbreak Your iPhone Any More

Why it Doesn't Pay to Jailbreak Your iPhone Any More
Before getting started, I’m a huge fan of Jailbreaking and tweaking just about every setting on my iPhone.  I’ve jailbroken every Apple device I’ve ever owned, including the original iPod Touch that I had to SSH into to jailbreak it manually. I love making little changes like adding a flashing Apple logo instead of the Read more…

3 Professional iPhone Camera Features that You Probably Don’t Know About

3 Professional iPhone Camera Features that You Probably Don’t Know About
The camera in the iPhone 5 as well as the updated version in the iPhone 5S both have some pretty great features that take the iPhone’s camera from a simple smartphone camera into a device that rivals today’s point-and-shoot models. This doesn’t mean your iPhone 5S is going to replace your DSLR any time soon, Read more…