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How to Clean the iPad Screen

Aug 28, 2019 - 4 Comments

The iPad has a beautiful screen, there’s no doubt about that, but once you’ve handled it for a while you might notice the screen gets dirty. And of course if your hands are dirty, the display of the iPad will get dirtier more quickly. The dirty iPad screen factor really grows if you let children … Read More

Run Android Using a Virtual Machine on Mac or Windows PC

Dec 14, 2010 - 20 Comments

If you want to explore Android OS but you don’t have an Android phone, you can install Android OS directly into a virtual machine on your PC running either Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux. This process is pretty easy and it’s completely free, so if you’re interested in seeing what the biggest iPhone and … Read More

Restore an iPhone from Backup

Oct 21, 2010 - 45 Comments

Restoring an iPhone to a previous backup is really easy, and though it’s fairly rare that you will need to restore an iPhone, or any other iOS device for that matter, it can still be necessary from time to time. What restoring from a backup does is pretty straight forward: it clears everything off the … Read More

Map a Network Drive on a Mac

Sep 20, 2010 - 47 Comments

If you frequently access a file server from a Mac it’s pretty helpful to map the network drive to your desktop. There’s two ways to do this, one method is just mapped for one time use and will reset after a reboot, and another method is a more permanent route that allows the mapped network … Read More

Use Hotmail on the iPhone

Aug 30, 2010 - 97 Comments

If you use a Hotmail account, you’ll be happy to hear that you can now use your Hotmail account on your iPhone thanks to Microsoft enabling Exchange ActiveSync support. This allows Hotmail to push and sync email, calendar, and contacts to your iPhone. Set up Hotmail on the iPhone Here are the steps to setup … Read More

How to publish an iBook to the Apple iBookstore

Aug 29, 2010 - 32 Comments

Apple and Amazon are rapidly changing the way books are consumed and read thanks to the iPhone & iPad and Kindle. The other effect of this is that it’s actually helping to ease the barriers to entry into the book publishing and sales market. In the past an author would need to have an agent … Read More

Show Line Numbers in TextWrangler

Aug 26, 2010 - 2 Comments

Line numbers are so useful to have in a good text editor that I’m surprised they aren’t enabled by default in TextWrangler. Regardless, they’re easy to display so here are two different ways to show line numbers in a text file. The first is through the View menu: In TextWrangler, open the View Menu Navigate … Read More

Convert to EPUB – How to convert PDF, HTML, Word DOC, and more to EPUB format

Aug 12, 2010 - 33 Comments

EPUB stands for ‘electronic publication’ and it’s the accepted standard format for digital book publishing. If you want to make an ebook that can be read on a digital device, you’ll need it in this EPUB format. You can convert virtually any text containing document to EPUB format, which is the preferred format for reading … Read More

Convert FLAC to MP3 in Mac OS

Jul 16, 2010 - 72 Comments

If you need to convert FLAC to MP3 in Mac OS X for free, the best way to do so is using a utility called All2MP3*. It’s super easy to use with drag & drop conversion tools and total simplicity, just grab the app and follow along with this tutorial and you’ll have converted your … Read More

2 Ways to Play SNES on the iPad

Jul 13, 2010 - 5 Comments

Call me old school or retro, but SNES was truly one of the greatest consoles ever made. OK, so really it wasn’t just the console, it was the games that made SNES so great, and now you can play all those awesome SNES games directly on your iPad… with a little help at least. This … Read More

How to Disable iPhone Data Use

Jul 2, 2010 - 6 Comments

Want to turn off all mobile data use on iPhone? The iPhone offers a feature that allows users to easily disable all iPhone data usage when on a cellular network. This means if you’re about to hit your bandwidth cap, you can simply toggle cellular data usage off and avoid any potential overage charges from … Read More

How to Backup your iPhone

Jun 22, 2010 - 50 Comments

Backing up an iPhone is important because it allows you to recover all of your personal data, apps, and stuff, if you ever need to restore the iPhone, upgrade it, or replace it with a new phone, all of which is done by restoring from the backups that are made. By default your iPhone will … Read More

Stop Adobe Update Manager from launching

Jun 21, 2010 - 48 Comments

As you’ll soon be able to tell, I am annoyed with Adobe Update Manager, and thankfully I found a way to disable it completely. In case you didn’t know, Adobe Update Manager starts itself automatically on system launch and takes over your Mac while it sorts out whatever it does that I don’t want it … Read More

Mac Media Center – Setup any Mac as a Media Center Easily

Jun 18, 2010 - 35 Comments

You can setup virtually any Mac as a home theater media center, all you need is the right tools. Yes, that means your MacBook Pro, MacBook, Mac Mini, iMac, even Mac Pro, can all turn into a media center, and it’s a lot easier than you might think. For the purpose of this article, we … Read More

Create your own Safari Extension

Jun 16, 2010 - 3 Comments

Did you know that anyone can build an extension for Safari? It is no problem, anyone can do it and it’s actually easier than you might think.

How to Remove the Google Background Image

Jun 10, 2010 - 39 Comments

Ok so anyone that uses Google has probably noticed by now that you can change the background image of Google.com and set it to something you’d like. Today though people are finding a surprise; whether they set an image or not the Google background picture has changed!

How to Use a Bluetooth Keyboard with iPad

Jun 3, 2010 - 18 Comments

Want to use an external Bluetooth keyboard with the iPad? You don’t have to use Apple’s official iPad keyboards, instead if you already own a Bluetooth keyboard the chances are good that it will be compatible with the iPad. If you’re looking to do a lot of typing on the iPad then it’s hard to … Read More

How to remove scratches from an iPhone

May 19, 2010 - 20 Comments

You can remove the surface scratches on the back of an iPhone case by using a mildly abrasive rub or fine sandpaper. The anti-scratch coating is actually where many of the smaller finer scratches on iPhones are shown, which makes them relatively easy to buff out with some care. Whether you are using the toothpaste … Read More

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