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Do I need Mac anti-virus software?

Do I need Mac anti-virus software?

Malware is a real and present danger on the Mac. Is it time to install anti-virus software? It's a question we're getting asked with increasing frequency. As the Mac's popularity continues to grow and security stories makes headlines, both real and imagined, it's something more and more Mac owners...
iPhone slow? Here's how to speed up iOS 8!

iPhone slow? Here's how to speed up iOS 8!

No matter which generation iPhone you have, there are ways to help keep scrolling smooth, apps launching fast, and the system snappy. Whether you're still worried about updating to iOS 8 on your iPhone 4s, or you simply want to make sure your brand-new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus stays as quick as...
Secret power-saving shortcuts: Six tricks to extend your iPhone battery life

Secret power-saving shortcuts: Six tricks to extend your iPhone battery life

The iPhone gets great battery life and the iPhone 6 Plus gets really great battery life. Apple has done a lot to make everything from their chipsets to their software management extremely power efficient. Yet every feature you use, you ultimately pay for with battery life. Most times it's not a...
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How to update your Facebook status with Siri

How to update your Facebook status with Siri

Take the work out of status updates with Siri for iPhone and iPad Most of us know how to manually update our Facebook statuses with the Facebook app, but did you know you can also have Siri do it for you? As long as you're signed into Facebook in the Settings app, all you have to do is ask!...
How do I delete prior map destinations on my iPhone?

Here's how to delete your prior destination history in Maps

If you'd rather not risk your prior destination history getting snooped on in maps, you can easily clear it out. Whenever you search for a place in Apple's Maps app for iPhone or iPad, your search queries are saved. The next time you tap on the search field, you'll see all the locations and...
How to create text shortcuts in OS X Yosemite

How to create text shortcuts in OS X Yosemite

Save some mileage on your fingers — and your keyboard — with this quick trick. If you frequently type the same things over and over again, the Mac can save you the time and trouble of having to type it out in full each time. It involves something called text shortcuts and once you learn how to...
How to search the App Store, iTunes, and iBooks faster with Siri

How to search the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBooks Store faster with Siri

While it's fun to browse the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBooks Store, sometimes you just want to find what you're looking for. For those occasions, for when you know exactly what you're looking for and you don't want to so much as tap or type, there's Siri. Simply hold down the Home button,...
Apple Watch: Should you get one?

Apple Watch: Should you get one?

If you have an iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus, you can use the Apple Watch. But should you get one? As we come closer to the Apple Watch's sale date, it's the big-ticket question. Most people need a phone. Many people need a computer. Like an iPad, however, the Watch...
How to shoot great sports photography on your iPhone

How to shoot great sports photography on your iPhone

You may not have a telephoto lens, but you can still take great sports photography with your iPhone — it's all about knowing the right tricks. In addition to skating with Boston, I coach a couple of roller derby teams. One of the most important tools for me, as a coach, has become my iPhone:...
How to install Parallels Desktop and Windows 10 on your Mac

How to install Parallels Desktop and Windows 10 on your Mac

Now that Parallels Desktop supports Windows 10 Technical Preview, you can safely run Microsoft's new OS on your Mac. Apple's Boot Camp software lets Macs runs Windows by restarting in Windows instead of OS X. Boot Camp, however, doesn't officially support Windows 10 yet. In the interim, there...
How to instantly turn your Shazam tags into an Rdio or Spotify playlist

How to instantly turn your Shazam tags into an Rdio or Spotify playlist

If you subscribe to either Rdio or Spotify, you can instantly turn all the music you tag through Shazam into a playlist. Tying your Rdio or Spotify account to Shazam not only creates that playlist for you, it lets you to listen to entire songs right inside the Shazam app as well! You have to...
How to filter spam messages in Facebook for iPhone and iPad

How to filter spam messages in Facebook for iPhone and iPad

If you use Facebook for iPhone and iPad on a regular basis in conjunction with the Facebook Messenger app, you are probably already familiar with the amount of spam messages you can receive. Just like email, Facebook has become a great place for advertisers and marketers to troll. However,...
iPhone slow? Here's how to speed up iOS 8!

iPhone slow? Here's how to speed up iOS 8!

No matter which generation iPhone you have, there are ways to help keep scrolling smooth, apps launching fast, and the system snappy. Whether you're still worried about updating to iOS 8 on your iPhone 4s, or you simply want to make sure your brand-new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus stays as quick as...

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