How to Fix the Most Common iPhone Issues

How to Fix the Most Common iPhone Issues
While most mobile contracts are up every two years, allowing you to get a new phone at a steep discount from full retail, it’s pretty common for the iPhone to hang around a little longer than these two years thanks to the array of apps and quality of the internals. While battery life can diminish Read more…

How to Fix Constant Password Popups in OS X Mail

How to Fix Constant Password Popups in OS X Mail
Side Note: I wrote this thanks to some research I had to do recently because my Mail app was constantly throwing these errors. After research I found the issue was indeed my SMTP server not being entered correctly. How it became incorrect I’ll never know, but hopefully if you’re having issues with this, my issues Read more…

How to Install OS X Yosemite Beta to an External Drive

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With the recent release of OS X Yosemite Beta, Mac users that signed up for the Beta Seed Program are running to get their own copy. While this is great, most of us don’t have a second Mac that is new enough to run OS X Yosemite, and with being a beta version, it’s not Read more…

How to Remove Duplicate iCloud Contacts with Scrubly

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There are a lot of things in this world that are great to have duplicates of. You’ll never hear anybody complain about having duplicate cakes, cars, or cases of beer, but what you definitely don’t want duplicates of is your contacts. Duplicate contacts eat up space in your address book and make it difficult to Read more…

5 Ways to Reclaim Disk Space in OS X

5 Ways to Reclaim Disk Space in OS X
Even though MacBook and Mac Pros have been getting larger and larger internal drives, those of us with SSD drives are still fighting the storage wars, trying to keep the clutter off of drives that while extremely fast, aren’t always the largest when it comes to capacity. The longer you have your Mac the more Read more…

Apple “Genius” Publishes the “Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain”

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I don’t know about you, but this is exactly what I have been looking for ever since I switched to the iPhone 5. I used to NOT understand why people would spend a hundred dollars or more for an external battery pack, but since the “new” phone, I have not gone out without my trusty Read more…

How To Use Siri With Remember The Milk

How To Use Siri With Remember The Milk
The popular task management service Remember The Milk is great replacement for the stock Reminders app, but the only issue in the past was the lack of integration with Siri, making it far easier to add tasks to the stock app. Recent changes have made it possible to use Siri with Remember The Milk seamlessly , Read more…

How To Easily Back Up and Restore Boot Camp Partitions

How To Easily Back Up and Restore Boot Camp Partitions
OS X gives you a simple and effective way to back up everything on your Mac with Time Machine, but what about your Boot Camp Partition? While Time Machine will save everything you want once an hour, one thing it can’t do is save a Windows partition, which Boot Camp just happens to be. This Read more…

How to Rebuild the iPhoto Library

How to Rebuild the iPhoto Library
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 repair the database if 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…