How to Use Any Third-Party Remote with Apple TV

How to Use Any Third-Party Remote with Apple TV
The remote that comes with your Apple TV is definitely cool, but it’s small and fairly easy to lose. While you can use the Remote app for iOS, sometimes that’s not a great solution, either. A little-known feature of the Apple TV is that you can use just about any 3rd party remote control with Read more…

Can Apple Solve the Issue of Spam?

Can Apple Solve the Issue of Spam?
Apple has really been on a patent kick lately, and their latest approved application describes a possible fix to one of the biggest annoyances to any one’s online life. Touted as an integrated system that allows easy creation and use of disposable email addresses, Apple’s solution for spam could be the thing that’s needed to Read more…

How to Rebuild the iPhoto Library

How to Rebuild the iPhoto Library
[Updated December 18, 2014] Most of us agree that iPhoto sucks, but for many of us it’s a necessary evil. As time goes on and your iPhoto database grows, it can start to experience issues. These issues can include missing photos, missing thumbnail images, and the database being completely unreadable. iPhoto will prompt you to Read more…

iPhoto Sucks: Replace it With These iPhoto Alternatives

iPhoto Sucks: Replace it With These iPhoto Alternatives
[Updated: December 16, 2014] There was a time that every photo taken was developed and stored in a photo album. The photos could be organized however you wanted and stored in a way that they could be easily accessible. With the advent of digital photography however, organization, display, and sharing of photographs has moved from Read more…

How to Run Windows on Your Mac With Boot Camp

How to Run Windows on Your Mac With Boot Camp
There was a time that booting into Windows on a Mac seemed crazy, which is one of the reasons virtual machine software like VMware and Parallels became so popular. Once Apple made the jump to Intel-based processors the ability to boot directly into Windows became much easier. Every Intel-based Mac today comes pre-loaded with a Read more…

The Case for Bringing Front Row Back

The Case for Bringing Front Row Back
Prior to OS X 10.7 Lion there was a little app on the Mac called Front Row. This app turned your Mac into a media center that rivaled the Apple TV. Apple initially launched Front Row as a “digital hub” application to make your Mac the center for all things media related in your house. Read more…

How to Clean Up Your Apple TV Homescreen

How to Clean Up Your Apple TV Homescreen
With more and more channels are being added to Apple TV every few weeks, the homescreen has started to become fairly cluttered. The most recent addition of Red Bull TV brings the total icons to more than 30. Leaving the icons as-is means having to scroll through channels you probably won’t ever use to get Read more…

Is Apple Trying to Get Fit with Healthbook?

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As rumors fly for the iWatch that may never come, an interesting thing has been happening at Apple. Over the past year Apple has been doing some interesting hiring and been involved in some meeting that might result in the deepest health and fitness integration any iOS device has seen yet. Apple may very well Read more…

How to Easily Set Rules in OS X Mail

How to Easily Set Rules in OS X Mail
Let’s face it, following the rules isn’t any fun. Nobody likes rules but put them into the OS X Mail client and suddenly rules are a pretty good thing. Mail rules are instructions your email client follows that tell it how to handle emails automatically. This means you can tell Mail to automatically archive a Read more…

How To Make OS X Notification Banners More Persistent

How To Make OS X Notification Banners More Persistent
The Notification Center came to OS X in version 10.8, and has been a very welcome addition to the operating system ever since. Thanks to this carryover from iOS you can see banner notifications in the top corner of your screen, letting you know anything from comments on social media, software updates, to new emails. Read more…