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iCloud Photo Library and Photo Stream: What's the difference?

iCloud Photo Library and Photo Stream: What's the difference?

What's the difference between iCloud Photo Library and My Photo Stream? With iCloud Photo Library, you can store all your photos in iCloud with no limits, unlike the traditional Photo Stream we've been accustomed to for the past few years. As long as you have enough iCloud storage, iCloud Photo...
How to pre-order the Apple Watch

How to pre-order the Apple Watch

Apple Watch pre-orders start 12:01AM PT/3:01AM ET/8:01AM BST! It's almost time once more for thousands of eager Apple product buyers to smash Apple's web servers into oblivion. Yes, the Apple Watch is coming, and coming soon — preorders begin Friday morning for the West, East, and European...
How to import your iPhoto Library into Photos for OS X

How to import your iPhoto Library into Photos for OS X

Make Photos for OS X shine — add photos by importing your iPhoto library. Photos for OS X makes it easy for you to import your iPhoto Library into the app. If you just have a single iPhoto Library, Photos will do the work automatically for you. If you have multiple libraries, you'll have to...
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How to replace a broken iPhone 5c screen in under 10 minutes

How to replace a broken iPhone 5c screen in under 10 minutes

Shattered your iPhone 5c screen? We can help you replace it in under 10 minutes! It's never a good day when you drop your iPhone and realize the screen has broken. Luckily, the iPhone 5c is one of the easier iPhone DIY repairs when it comes to screen replacements. We showed you a while back how...
Can't update Office 2011 on your Mac? Here's the fix!

Can't update Office 2011 on your Mac? Here's the fix!

A change to the previous version of Microsoft's AutoUpdate utility caused updates to break in Office 2011 for OS X. A fix is ready for download. AutoUpdate 3.0.5 was installed with the last Office update a few days ago. Microsoft has backed off from the mess it made with a new version of...
How to change the order of widgets in Notification Center for iPhone and iPad

How to change the order of widgets in Notification Center for iPhone and iPad

Notification Center lets you add handy Today view widgets so you can keep up with your most used apps in just a swipe. That being said, some widgets are going to contain more important information than others. For example, you probably care more about upcoming appointments and meetings in...
How to take your heart rate on iPhone, no additional monitor required!

How to take your heart rate on iPhone, no additional monitor required!

Even though the iPhone doesn't have a built-in heart rate sensor, you can still find a third-party app for that! Apple has put a much larger emphasis on health and fitness in iOS 8 than in any other version of iOS — yet the iPhone doesn't offer a heart rate monitor. That being said, there are...
Streaming iTunes videos eating up storage on your iPhone or iPad? Here's the fix!

Streaming iTunes videos eating up storage on your iPhone or iPad? Here's the fix!

Streaming your iTunes video purchases on iPhone and iPad should let you save lots of precious storage space on your iPhone or iPad. However, for a small number of people, iTunes file caching seems to be eating up more space on their devices. This happens when iTunes doesn't properly delete the...
How to exclude files from Time Machine backups

How to exclude files from Time Machine backups

Sometimes you don't want Time Machine to back up your files. Here's how to keep that from happening. Time Machinee, Apple's built-in backup utility, is actually pretty smart about figuring out what to save and what to skip on your Mac. OS X by default excludes a whole bunch of stuff from Time...
Hearthstone: Ten tips, hints, and tricks to building a killer deck

Hearthstone: Ten tips, hints, and tricks to building a killer deck

Hearthstone is now available for iPad and iPhone. Here are some starter tips for building a great deck! Blizzard's Hearthstone has quietly — or perhaps not so quietly — taken the gaming world by storm. The free-to-play title combines everything great about skill-based card games with gameplay as...
How to see how much data a FaceTime call used on iPhone and iPad

How to see how much data a FaceTime call used on iPhone and iPad

Placing FaceTime calls over cellular, especially video, can eat through data quickly if you aren't monitoring them. Since unlimited cellular data plans are pretty much a thing of the past, most of us keep a watchful eye on our data usage. When it comes to FaceTime, Apple gives you several...
Is OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 safe to install?

Is OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 safe to install?

OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 was released last week. Should you install it? That's the question posed to me in this week's Mac Help. It seems my previous warnings about not rushing into major operating system updates have created anxiety about any operating system update, even the relatively minor ones...
How to update Flash on your Mac (if it's already installed)

How to update Flash on your Mac (if it's already installed)

If you get a message to update Adobe Flash on your Mac, use this quick tip to make sure you have the latest version installed. Adobe periodically updates its Flash software with new features and security updates. If you get a message saying Flash is out of date, there's an easy way to tell if...

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