Fewer things annoy us than when we set our Android tablet aside for a few days only to return to a low or even dead battery. This shouldn’t be happening, so it’s time to try to fix it.
We like having multiple virtual desktops on OS X, especially when we can supercharge them by combining them with a few simple keyboard shortcuts. So, on that note, here are some practical ways to use OS X’s virtual desktops like you mean it.
Mac OS X’s Terminal is pretty standard fare. It’s nothing to write home about, but it gets the job done. Luckily, there are many ways you can spruce things up with Terminal profiles.
YouTube has that betcha-can’t-watch-just-one appeal to it, which is why YouTube’s annoyances become so pronounced the more you use it. Many of these features, such as annotations can be permanently disabled, making for a more enjoyable viewing experience.
Have you ever been working in OS X’s Finder and wanted to open the Terminal in that exact location? There’s an easy way to do this, and then there’s an even easier way.
The Nintendo Wii was introduced in 2006 and, since then, over 100 million units have shipped. So, the Wii is almost ten years old, plentiful, and with a few simple hacks, you can conceivably extend its life a few more years.
Netflix’s “Post-Play” feature is primarily aimed toward binge-watching. It’s nice if you’re catching up on all five seasons of Breaking Bad, but if you’re not consuming your TV in marathon 18-hour sessions, it can be annoying. Fortunately, you can turn it off.
If you’ve ever been browsing on a Mac and clicked a mailto: link, you may have discovered that it often tends to default to the Mail app. If you want to use Gmail (or another email service) you need to make a few changes.
If you’re like us, then you know “scanning” documents and photos with your phone or tablet is a mixed bag. Thankfully, there are ways to scan documents that gives reliably good results, and best of all, they’re really easy.
Mac users know keyboard shortcuts are the way to go in OS X. Using the keyboard to perform routine and repetitive tasks is a great timesaver and really ups your skill level, but did you know you can add or even customize keyboard shortcuts?
If you’ve ever been using your Mac and had an application hang (Spinning Beachball of Death anyone?), you know how annoying it is. One stuck app can bring your system to a crawl, but it’s well within your power to do something about it.
Autocorrect can be a blessing until it isn’t. Once you have an infamous auto-correct fail, then you’re likely to be wary so it doesn’t happen again (though it probably will). Here’s how to take control and even improve autocorrect on Android.
Continuity is a new set of features that allow Apple device owners (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac) to instantly and effortlessly transfer work, texts, and calls, as well as set up Personal Hotspots, between devices. Here’s what all that means and how to use it.
You can keep a lot of music and videos on your Mac because it likely has a larger storage capacity than your iPhone or iPad. Fortunately, you can still easily share your entire iTunes library with all your Apple devices without physically transferring a single media file.
Recently, Facebook has renewed its efforts to force users to use their real names, annoying many and causing a lot of confusion. Here’s how to add an other name such as a nickname, alias, or maiden name to your Facebook profile.
Notifications in OS X are a relatively new feature but since their introduction in 2012 as part of Mountain Lion they’ve become almost indispensable, sporting their own settings panel and aptly-named Notification Center. Here’s how to make the most of both these features.
You’ll often hear people refer to Apple’s “walled garden,” which would imply that it’s completely cut off from the world. The reality is OS X actually incorporates quite a few third-party account options, which expand and enhance your Mac’s powers.
You may have noticed the addition of a new button occupying the upper-right corner of the Chrome web browser. This is the new avatar profile management system, which adds some cool functionality you might find useful.
While emoji has been big in Japan for many years (it originated there), it has only been somewhat recently that it’s made its way to North America, catching many by surprise and leaving them to ask, “What the heck is emoji?”
iTunes is good enough as a media player, there do exist better options, but when it comes to managing an iOS device, it has some pretty neat tricks up its sleeve.
Bluetooth is gradually becoming omnipresent in technology and with good reason, it’s awesome. If you have Android devices then you can easily transfer files between them and a Mac with OS X’s Bluetooth File Exchange or BFE.
A while back we showed you how to customize your OS X Dock with themes and other kinds of changes with a small, free program. Today we want to take that a step further and create unique custom themes using that same application.
Outlook 2013 lets you assign categories to stuff and customize said categories. The thing about categories is that they’re universal across Outlook, and can you assign each category to a keyboard combination. So, you can categorize email, calendar events, and notes with a couple quick key strokes.
Parental controls are great once you set them up and use them. Busy parents get to breathe a bit easier, and as long as they stay on top of things, even basic parental controls such as those found in OS X, should be more than adequate.