By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 19, 2017
Whenever you make a Google search query while being logged in to any service from the company, your search is saved to your Google account’s activity. This is designed to help improve your search experience by increasing the amount of relevant things you’ll see.
For the most part, this depends on how you use your Google account, and if you’re more of an iOS user, then you might not tap into these features as much as, say, an Android user would.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to view and delete your Google search query history, a step you can take to increase your privacy by preventing others from seeing what you’ve searched for. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 14, 2016
Whether you have a Mac or you have a PC, you can use your computer to access your iPhone or iPad’s Camera Roll for easy photo and video transferring.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you the easiest way to access your iOS device’s Camera Roll on both operating systems: macOS and Windows. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 17, 2016
If you keep certain pages bookmarked in Safari on your iPhone or iPad and want to export those same bookmarks to your Mac or PC, then you’re in luck because there’s a way you can do this without wasting too much of your time.
You don’t need to use Safari as your main web browser on your Mac or PC to do this. We’ll show you how so you can do it on both your Mac computers and your Windows computers. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 30, 2016
Geekbench, a popular hardware benchmarking app for various platforms by Primate Labs, has been updated to version 4.0 on Tuesday.
The update brings enhancements to the look of the UI and adds a number of new benchmarks to help you get an idea of how fast your computer or mobile device really is. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 4, 2016
A CSV file, which is short for a comma-separated values file, allows you to store vast amount of information in a file that can be opened with spreadsheet apps like Microsoft Excel, or Apple’s Numbers app just like other spreadsheet file types can be.
This is a great way to keep a backup of your Contacts information safe for whenever you have a catastrophic meltdown on your computer or iOS devices, and in this tutorial, we’ll show you how to you can export your Contacts to either an Excel or a CSV file. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on May 20, 2016
Have you ever had the problem where an exclamation point appears next to a song in iTunes when you try and play it? This is the last thing you want to deal with when you’re in the mood to listen to your jam, but fortunately, it’s usually a pretty easy thing to fix. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to get around this problem and get iTunes to play your music once again. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on May 9, 2016
Those who use iTunes on a regular basis to keep their iOS devices in sync with one another are probably familiar with the problems that can arise from using the software, whether it’s on a Mac or a PC.
If you’re having problems while trying to sync or back up your iOS devices, the problem could very much be with your computer’s Lockdown folder, and resetting it could resolve the problem.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to reset your iTunes Lockdown folder. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 30, 2016
Restoring your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad can resolve a variety of issues, but sometimes you’ll experience issues even when you try to restore your device(s) with iTunes.
You may have received a “This device cannot be restored Error XXX” message from iTunes before, and unfortunately, you may have been forced to do some research to even begin to understand why you’re getting the error, which can cause tons of frustration.
In this piece, we’ll talk about some of the most common iTunes restore errors and how to fix them so you don’t have to spend hours researching for solutions by yourself. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 16, 2016
Stock, non-jailbroken iOS devices appear to be vulnerable to a new security threat; a trojan known as AceDeceiver, which can be installed on an iOS device without the user’s knowledge and without the help of an enterprise certificate. Once installed, it will spread malware and unwanted software to the user’s device.
AceDeceiver only seems to be affecting those located in China at this point in time, but because that could change on the fly, you need to know how to protect yourself so similar threats don’t affect users across the globe in the future. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 10, 2016
If you have old tech sitting in your closet or attic that you don’t use anymore because you’ve got something better, Apple will gladly make sure that tech is recycled properly free of cost via the Apple Recycling Program. In some instances, the company will even give you an Apple Store gift card as credit towards a new Apple device or accessories.
The Apple Recycling Program has been around for ages, but is often overlooked as an option. Although better deals can often be had elsewhere, the urge to trade in your device can come at inopportune times, and when you want quick money for your old Apple devices, or a quick and easy way to get rid of your junk tech, Apple can come in handy in a pinch.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can use the Apple Recycling Program to make better use of your unused tech. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 29, 2016
It was The Wall Street Journal technology columnist Walt Mossberg, one of Steve Jobs’s favorite reviewers, of all people who has finally managed to persuade then Apple CEO to expand the addressable market for iPods by bringing iTunes to Windows PCs.
Jobs, Nest founder Tony Fadell and then Apple executive charged with iPod and iPhone development recalls, long insisted that the iPod be used as a vehicle to increase Mac sales. “Steve, the iPod is $399. But really it’s not. Because you have to buy a Mac!” We had to give people a taste,” Fadell recalls telling Jobs, to no avail.
He eventually relented and agreed that Apple should bring iTunes to Windows, under one condition: the software was to be tested by journalist Walt Mossberg. “We’re going to build these and run it by Mossberg,” Jobs reportedly said. “And if Mossberg says it’s good enough to ship, then we’ll ship it.”
Walt reportedly said, “Not bad. I’d ship it,” and the rest is history. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 2, 2015
Kevin Smith, the developer behind the MAME emulator that allows you to run classic Nintendo and Sega games, as well as play arcade games on your fourth-generation Apple TV, is back with another cool software: an unofficial client that can stream Steam games from a Windows PC to Apple’s new box.
The solution takes advantage of an iOS edition of Moonlight, an open source implementation of Nvidia’s GameStream technology used by its Shield console.
Moonlight technology makes it possible to stream the full collection of Steam games from a PC to the new Apple TV without needing to run on the Apple TV hardware. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Aug 19, 2015
In addition to running newly-released Windows 10 natively on your Mac in dual-boot mode through Boot Camp 6, you can now enjoy Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system alongside OS X using the popular virtualization solution, Parallels Desktop.
In its latest incarnation that was released earlier today, Parallels Desktop 11 brings full support for Windows 10 features like Cortana and experimental support for Macs running OS X El Capitan. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 19, 2015
Publisher 2K Games and developer Firaxis Games are gearing up to launch a new interstellar strategy game for Mac and Windows PCs and the iPad, Polygon said Monday.
Coming in early 2015, legendary game designer Sid Meier had a direct hand in designing Sid Meier’s Starships, a turn-based, adventure-driven interstellar strategy game in which you’ll take the role of a fleet commander after the age of the Seeding. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 17, 2014
Parallels Access was released last August as an iPad-only application allowing users of the popular desktop virtualization software Parallels to access remote computers on their Apple tablet.
It instantly became indispensable to mobile warriors who want to run Mac or Windows apps remotely and need to access desktop files and documents wherever they are.
Today, the free Parallels Access app has been updated with native support for the iPhone and iPod touch so users can now access their desktop on the go and use their PC and Mac applications in full-screen mode like they were made for their handset… Read More
By Ed Sutherland on Sep 18, 2013
Apple once more tops PC customer satisfaction. The Mac and iPad creator practically owns the top spot, ranking No. 1 in the American Customer Satisfaction for nearly a decade. Since 2004, Apple has scored highest in pre-sale expectations, perceived quality and value, number of complaints and customer loyalty.
The firm scored 87, 1.2 percent higher than 2012 and topping the 79 rating for average PC customer satisfaction. Where were the competitors? In the basement, or lower… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 13, 2013
Looking for something to do this weekend? I’ve got two words for you: Borderlands 2. If you haven’t played the game before, the folks over at Stack Social are running a sweet deal on the popular FPS sequel for both PC and Mac.
In the game, you return to the crazy planet of Pandora as one of 4 unique, playable characters: Axton, Maya, Salvado and Zer0. And upon selecting one of them, you’ll embark on a journey of revenge, redemption and blood shed… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Aug 28, 2013
Virtualization software maker Parallels on Tuesday launched Parallels Access, an iPad app and a subscription-based cloud service that usher in a new era of mobile productivity. Parallels’ novel solution basically applifies your desktop applications on Windows and Mac machines, letting you access them remotely on your iPad or iPad mini as if they were made for the iPad, down to the native iOS gestures and multi-touch interface.
Not only can you stream your desktop productivity applications to your tablet, but also all your video from Mac or PC onto your iPad. Check it out in action right after the break… Read More
By Ed Sutherland on Jul 12, 2013
When is a tablet a PC? When it’s running Windows 8. Conversely, when is a tablet not a PC? When it bears the Apple logo. In a second quarter littered with negative sales figures, it took some fancy footwork to lump Apple Mac shipments in with an industry decline that’s lasted five quarters.
In its estimates of PCs shipped during the last quarter, Gartner earlier this week announced PC shipments on average fell 10.9 percent. Even Apple – which has consistently beaten PC numbers – fell 4.3 percent. However, in a curious note, the firm explained the figures included desktops, mobile PCs and mini-notebooks – but not iPads. What gives?… Read More