One of the great things about owning Apple devices is how you can operate seamlessly from one device to another. As long as your account is signed in and synced in all your Apple devices, doing everything in any of them will be a breeze. Transferring data from your iPhone to your iPad shouldn’t be […]
Ah, Siri. Some hate her, some love her. The ones that get the most out of Siri know exactly what she can and can’t do. Here’s a cheat sheet to everything Siri’s capable of — and some of it is sure to surprise you.
It’s a statistical certainty that sooner or later, everyone is the victim of theft. These five simple things you can do right now will help prevent a thief from snatching your iPhone or iPad.
Time was, creating and hosting your own webinar was a complicated, cumbersome undertaking. But oh, how far we’ve come. These days, holding your own webinar is a snap. Here’s how it’s done.
You know that annoying notification banner that comes up to tell you there are updates available for your apps from the Mac App Store? I hate that thing. But there’s a quick, easy way to make the dreaded banner go away.
You can secure your computer, your web browser, and your WiFi router, but that still won’t keep the hackers (or The Man) from seeing what you’re doing online — or outright stealing your data. For that kind of absolute security, you need a Virtual Private Network. Here’s how to get a VPN and how to set it up on your Mac.
If you find your Mac slowing down, there’s an easy way to find out why: Activity Monitor, a utility app that’s built in to OS X. It tells you what programs are using what system resources. But there’s also a way to monitor system usage right from your dock.
Last week I showed you a utility to make the red button quit out of any program, under any circumstances. Another button with a question mark on it for Mac users is the green button. Unlike its Windows counterpart, which maximizes any window to full-screen, your Mac’s green button does this weird resizing thing that’s […]
OS X Lion feature Launchpad is an interesting idea. It’s meant to make it quick and easy to access all of your applications, iPad-style. But anyone who’s attempted to use it knows one simple fact: it’s cluttered and useless. Here’s how to tame it.
OS X Lion introduces a new layout to Mail that makes life a lot easier, thanks to threaded conversations. But it can be kind of… monochromatic. Want to make it more eye-catching — and useful? Add photos to your Address Book contacts. Here’s how.
So you’ve been living with Lion for a week now, and try as you might, you just can’t get your head around that blasted reversed scrolling thing. Want the old way of scrolling back? It’s an easy fix.
It’s Apple 101. Something every user should know, but surprisingly few do. Whether you’re using a Mac, an iPhone, or an iPad, it’s usually as easy as one or two clicks.
OS X Lion could drop any day now. We could be mere hours away. And there’s one feature that a lot of Lion users are going to want to switch off pretty much immediately. Here’s how.
Apple is known for its super slick application icons, but sometimes you just need a change. And you don’t want to dole out $30 for Candybar. While there’s nothing in System Preferences that makes it drag-and-drop simple to change an app’s icon, there’s still a way to do it, and it’s pretty painless.