How to Activate SMS Relay and Instant Hotspot in iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite

SMS Relay and Instant Hotspot
  One of the best new features that Apple included in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite is the ability for your iPhone and iPad to interact directly with one another, and your Mac. The new feature, dubbed Continuity, gives us the ability to begin work on our mobile devices, and then seamlessly continue that Read more…

7 Tips for Better Mac Security

7 Tips for Better Mac Security
It’s tough to disagree with the fact that Macs are amazingly secure machines. They are affected by only a small fraction of the number that infect PCs, and are far more difficult to add keyloggers and other spy software onto. This doesn’t mean that your Mac is perfectly secure however. Without a password, it’s still 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…

Will OS X Tout The Flat Look for 10.10 Syrah?

Will OS X Tout The Flat Look for 10.10 Syrah?
Love it or hate it, the flat look is here to stay with Apple. iOS 7 was a gigantic leap in the mobile OS’s look and feel, which made for a real love it or hate it feeling amongst Apple fans. With OS X 10.9 Mavericks the flat look as started to sneak in little Read more…

How to Recalibrate Your MacBook’s Battery

How to Recalibrate Your MacBook's Battery
If you have a MacBook (any model) you might notice a little issue with your battery. Sometimes, no matter how much you charge your battery it won’t ever get to 100%. The issue probably isn’t with your charger or your battery itself, but rather it’s most likely with how OS X is reading your battery. Read more…

10 Tips to Speed Up OS X Mavericks

10 Tips to Speed Up OS X Mavericks
OS X Mavericks is a lean, mean, Mac-running machine, and while it’s been optimized to work as well as possible with a variety of Macs, sometimes things get slow and need a little TLC to get back to full performance. Whether you recently updated to Mavericks, bought a new Mac with Mavericks pre-installed, or did Read more…

How to Rebuild the Spotlight Index Manually

How to Rebuild the Spotlight Index Manually
Spotlight is one of the most under-used features in OS X. It’s ability to not only find folders and files but to act as an application launcher makes it an invaluable addition to OS X. If you’ve ever changed a large number of files on your Mac you may have noticed Spotlight reindexing itself to Read more…

30 Years of Mac: A Tribute Shot Entirely With iPhones

Happy Birthday, Mac
The 30th anniversary of the Mac was a much anticipated one, with fans waiting for what Apple was going to do to celebrate it. One beautiful thing that came out of this is a video tribute that was shot entirely using iPhones. Of course, other apps AND Macs were used to piece the whole thing 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…

Create Your Own LEGO 1984 Mac

Create Your Own LEGO 1984 Mac
Vintage Macs – vintage anything, for that matter – fetch a handsome price, but who’s to say you can’t have your own 1984 Mac? Well, not exactly the real deal, but pretty, pretty close. How does a LEGO 1984 Mac sound? But wait, there’s more! Not only do you get the perfect excuse to play Read more…