Recent Articles By Michael Johnston [RSS]

Are We There Yet: Navigating With Siri

8:20 AM, Jan. 23rd, 2014 · Michael Johnston · TMO Quick Tip

There are many great turn-by-turn apps out there, but the one provided by Apple's Maps is the one Michael Johnston uses most often because it's integrated into iOS so tightly -- even with Siri. Read on to see how he uses Siri to get him whereever he wants to go.

Bring Back Older “Filter-Style” Search in iTunes 11

8:39 AM, Jan. 17th, 2014 · Michael Johnston · TMO Quick Tip

One of the more significant changes to iTunes 11 is how one searches an iTunes library. In the latest version, typing a search query reveals a truncated list of results below the search field from which to choose. However, many preferred the way it worked previously, filtering all items in the selected media category. Thankfully there's still a way to do this, and Michael Johnston shows you how.

Jailbreak for iOS 7 Released by Evasi0n Team

12:23 PM, Dec. 22nd, 2013 · Michael Johnston · News

The team behind the iOS 6 jailbreak released its latest jailbreak utility on Sunday, and now it's compatible with iOS 7. The Mac and Windows utilities were released today at evasi0n.com by the team of iOS hackers known as the Evad3rs. The jailbreak is compatible with iOS 7 devices from version 7.0 through 7.0.4, and even the unreleased iOS 7.1 beta.

OS X: Downloading URLs in Safari

6:40 AM, Dec. 19th, 2013 · Michael Johnston · TMO Quick Tip

Usually downloading files in Safari is a pretty simple task, but what if all you have is the URL of the thing you want, such as some audio or video played that plays via Safari's QuickTime plugin or something else that you just want a local copy of? Thankfully, there's a tried and tested way of downloading such URLs, though it's just not totally obvious. Michael Johnston shows you how.