Every year, Apple comes out with new iPhones and iPads and a new version of iOS. While it’s a good idea to stay current on software, not everyone can afford to buy new hardware every year. If your iPhone or iPad is showing its age, here are a few tricks to squeeze out a bit more performance.
Fall is on its way, which can mean only one thing: football is back! Wouldn’t it be nice if you could watch whatever NFL game you want without being subject to the whims of your local cable company, though?
If you’re looking at replacing your old router—maybe even upgrading from your ISP’s combined modem/router unit—you may come across terms like “dual band,” which refers to a router that uses both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi. Curious about what these numbers mean? Well, wonder no more.
If you have a Wi-Fi access point you want to always connect to, or you want your primary connection to be your wired one, you can easily configure your Mac’s network settings so you automatically connect to your preferred network every time.
For whatever reason, Windows 10 has made finding screen saver settings unnecessarily complicated. Fret not, though. We’re here to help.
Many older (or cheaper) Windows laptops come with traditional mechanical hard drives—which these days, are pretty outdated and slow. Upgrading to a new, super fast solid state drive (or SSD) is the surest way to speed up an old computer. There’s one problem: moving your Windows installation can be tricky, especially since SSDs are often smaller than their traditional hard drive counterparts.
Space. We all want more of it, particularly on our phones and tablets. Sadly, all those apps gobble up space before you know it. You might be able to reclaim a bit of space by clearing your Dropbox cache.
If you loan your Mac to a friend or family member, even for a short time, you may not want to trust them with your account. You could create a new account, or you could just have them use macOS’ built-in guest account.
File transfer speeds can vary greatly from device to device. The same holds true for network file transfers and uploads. One of the best ways to test these speeds on your Mac is to create dummy files with the Terminal.
Walmart has billed itself as the low-price leader, and they are usually hard to beat…but they don’t always have the lowest prices. Using the Walmart app is a great way to “catch” them when they don’t.
Sharing your contact information from macOS is fast and easy, but if you use your Mac for personal productivity as well as work, you might have sensitive information you don’t want others to see. How do you avoid this?
If you want to see how fast your network really is, or test the speed between two hard drives, then you need files to do it. Today we’ll tell you how to create “dummy” files so you can perform such tests.
The Share menu is a regular feature in many macOS applications, including Safari, Notes, Photos, and even the Finder. It’s an important and convenient way of…well, sharing stuff. So obviously, if you can improve it, so much the better.
The markup system in macOS is pretty cool, whether you’re using Preview, Mail, or Photos. But, did you know you can mark up image attachments in Notes as well?
iOS 10 includes a feature that gives you quick shortcuts to apps it thinks you want to use—either based on your location or other factors. Here’s how to turn these suggestions off.
If you’ve ever deleted iMessages and then wanted to get them back, it’s not necessarily easy to do. But it is possible.
Do you send and receive audio iMessages on your iPhone (other than by accident)? Normally, audio recordings sent through iMessages last for two minutes, but if you’d like to keep them, there are two ways to do so.
Notes for macOS has evolved a great deal over time, and now offers the ability to collaborate with other people.
If your Mac desktop is cluttered with multiple open windows, then you need a good way to quickly close them all without clicking every red x button one by one. Let’s briefly review your different options.
Whether your kids use iTunes on a Mac, Windows computer, or on their iPhone or iPad, you probably don’t want them accessing inappropriate adult content. This can be accomplished using parental restrictions.
If you’ve ever recorded a video on your smartphone, only to find it sideways or upside down, then you know how frustrating it can be to watch it later. If you use Windows, there are a couple of excellent ways to fix this problem.
Ever wish you could take your Mac with you on an external drive? You can actually install macOS Sierra on an external drive, flash drive, or SD card, then use that device as your macOS system disk wherever you go. We’ll show you how to set it up.
Everyone knows about cutting and pasting by now. But did you know that your Mac sort of has a second clipboard known as kill and yank?
If you’re out and about shopping at your local Walmart or Target store, you’ve probably noticed a lot of products adorned with emoji, like the seemingly ubiquitous smiling pile of poo. Have you ever wondered if you can just make your own emoji merchandise?
Private browsing has been around in one form or another since 2005, but it took some time for every browser to get behind it. Now, no matter what browser you use, you can surf the internet without leaving behind a local trail of history, passwords, cookies, and other assorted bits of information.