The different kinds of memory states on your Mac and what they mean

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 31, 2016

I was recently asked about the difference between active, inactive, and wired memory on computers. Many memory measure tools use these terms to describe your memory usage and doesn’t really go into much depth about what they mean.

In this piece, I hope to shed some light on this confusion and explain the differences between these memory states the best I can. Read More

 

Touch Bar on new MacBook Pro will show function keys when using Windows via Bootcamp

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 28, 2016

Apple yesterday unveiled the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, a completely redesigned, thinner machine that shifts away from traditional computer ports in place of Thunderbolt 3 and replaces the function key row of the keyboard with a new versatile Touch Bar that dynamically changes based on the app you’re in.

So that might raise the question: what happens when you boot into Windows on your MacBook Pro with Bootcamp? Read More

 

How to export Safari bookmarks from your iPhone or iPad to a Mac or PC

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

 

Instagram now has an app for Windows 10 tablets, but still not for the iPad

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 14, 2016

Popular photo-sharing service Instagram yesterday catered to the ‘Other’ category of mobile users by releasing an app for Windows 10 tablets. So what the heck is going on here? Last time I checked, Apple was still king of the hill in terms of tablet shipments and iOS (26 percent) was second only to Android (65 percent) in terms of tablet operating system share, while Windows tablets captured the remaining nine percent share. Read More

 

IBM unlocks all the server-side capabilities now available in Swift 3.0

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 26, 2016

In February 2016, IBM promised to bring Apple’s new programming language Swift to the cloud. Today, the firm has made good on that promise with the introduction of Bluemix Runtime which allows developers to write server-side code for iPhone, Mac and Windows PC apps in Swift.

“Swift is now ready for the enterprise,” Mike Gilfix, IBM’s Vice President of MobileFirst and Smarter Process, said in an interview with Mike Gilfix of Computerworld. Read More

 

Geekbench 4.0 launches with refreshed UI and new benchmarks

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

 

How to send texts and iMessages from Windows [jailbreak]

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 29, 2016

If you’ve got a Mac, then you can easily send iMessages and SMS messages from the Messages app that’s baked into your operating system.

Windows users don’t have such a luxury. Remote Messages Client, a brand-new third-party desktop client, could change that. Read More

 

How to install Pangu 1.1 on your jailbroken iOS 9.3.3 device

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 4, 2016

If you’re currently jailbroken on iOS 9.3.3, then we suggest you install the latest version of the English Pangu jailbreak app on your device, because Pangu says it can now embed the 1-year Beijing enterprise certificate that will keep your jailbreak valid until April 2017.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to install the new Pangu app and embed the 1-year Beijing enterprise certificate on your device. We promise, it’s not that difficult! Read More

 

Pangu launches v1.1 of jailbreak app with bug fixes & 1 year embedded certificate option

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 4, 2016

Pangu has released version 1.1 of its jailbreak app for the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak on Thursday that includes some bug fixes to improve the stability of the app, as well as a new embedded certificate feature that lets you embed the 1-year enterprise certificate. Read More

 

How to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 with Pangu [English]

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 29, 2016

Pangu released an English version of its iOS 9.2-9.3.3 jailbreak tool on Friday, which gets the same job done as the Chinese jailbreak tool that was released over the weekend.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to jailbreak your iOS 9.3.3 device with Pangu on Linux, Mac, and Windows with the new tool. Read More

 

Pangu releases English jailbreak tool for iOS 9.2-9.3.3

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 29, 2016

It has been almost a week, but Pangu has finally gotten around to releasing an English version of the iOS 9.2-9.3.3 jailbreak tool that was originally launched over the weekend.

Update: We’ve published a tutorial on how to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 with the English Pangu jailbreak tool. Read More

 

Apple is reportedly revoking some certificates used to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 from Safari

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 27, 2016

Over the weekend, Pangu and 25PP launched a jailbreak for iOS 9.2-9.3.3, and not long after, iOS developers found a way to make the jailbreak possible via the Safari web browser without the need to use a computer.

Unfortunately, however, Apple appears to be blocking the enterprise certificate that has been used in this process, so attempting jailbreaks from the device itself isn’t currently working. Read More

 

Should you pull the trigger on the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak?

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 25, 2016

It’s very nice to have a jailbreak for the purpose of modifying your iOS device(s) any way you want to, but should you move forward with the iOS 9.2-9.3.3 jailbreak in its current state?

In this article, we’ll talk about whether or not you should. Read More

 

Everything you need to know about the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 25, 2016

Pangu certainly took the jailbreak community by storm over the weekend, working with 25PP to launch a working jailbreak for iOS 9.2-9.3.3.

In this piece, we’ll talk about all the caveats to the jailbreak, and everything you need to know about it before you consider jailbreaking your own device(s) and what the future may hold for the current jailbreak. Read More

 

How to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 with Pangu [tutorial]

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 24, 2016

Over the weekend, Pangu announced the release of a new jailbreak tool for iOS 9.2-9.3.3. The tool is not yet available in English as of this writing, but a Chinese version of the tool is available. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to jailbreak iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.3.3 with the new Pangu jailbreak tool for Windows. Read More

 

iTunes 12.4.2 is out, resolves playback issues with short Apple Music songs

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 18, 2016

Following the release of the OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 software update with bug fixes and security enhancements earlier this morning, Apple also released a minor update to iTunes. Now available through the Mac App Store’s Updates tab, iTunes 12.4.2 for Mac and Windows fixes an issue which caused an annoying issue with Apple Music tracks shorter than 60 seconds. Read More

 

How to export your iPhone contacts to a CSV or Excel file

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

 

PayPal is ditching its apps for Windows, BlackBerry and Kindle devices

By Christian Zibreg on May 26, 2016

PayPal is dropping support for its mobile apps on Windows, BlackBerry and Kindle Fire devices, the online payments firm announced in a blog post. Existing users will be required to upgrade to the latest version of the mobile PayPal app for iOS and Android, which in February received its long-overdue makeover. Starting on June 3 through June 30, those on older versions of the PayPal mobile app must upgrade to the latest version, 6.0. Read More

 

Microsoft’s signals the end of its Nokia experiment

By Christian Zibreg on May 25, 2016

After iPhone manufacture Foxconn recently purchased Nokia’s feature phone business from Microsoft for a reported $350 million, the Windows maker followed up today with cost-cutting measures which signal its intent to exit the handset business and put an end to the failed Nokia experiment. As part of its “streamlining of smartphone hardware business,” which is corporate talk for layoffs, 1,850 employees will be let go.

Microsoft acquired Nokia’s phone business for $7.2 billion two years ago. Read More

 

How to use your iPhone as a keyboard for your Mac or PC

By Anthony Bouchard on May 21, 2016

Mobile Mouse Remote is a great app that turns your iOS device into a powerful utilitarian accessory for your Mac or PC.

So far, we’ve shown you how the app can be used as a mouse or trackpad for your computer and how you can use the app as a remote control for your computer, but it also has a lot of keyboard functionality built into it to make your device into a software-based keyboard for your computer.

In this piece, we’ll show you how you can use Mobile Mouse Remote to type or perform keyboard commands on your Mac or PC directly from your iPhone or iPad. Read More

 
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