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How to Be In Control of Your Apple Earphones

10:30 AM, Jan. 18th, 2014 · Sandro Cuccia · How-To

“I’m in control of my ‘buds!”

Sandro Cuccia uses the remote on his iDevice earphones to issue phone commands, talk to Siri, to control music, podcast, and audiobook playback, to manage playlist selections, as well as to shoot iPhone pictures. Yes, all this  – and more  – can be done with your earphones. This article shows you how.

How to Monitor Which Apps are Energy Hogs in OS X Mavericks

11:15 AM, Jan. 4th, 2014 · Sandro Cuccia · How-To

Sign that reads “Don’t Be an Energy Hog”

OS X 10.9 Mavericks introduces technology that watches over and manages the energy consumption of all running applications and background processes. Along the way, Apple gives notebook Mac users the tools to monitor the efficiency of apps and, ultimately, how battery drain can be mitigated. Sandro Cuccia shows you how to use two pre-installed tools to better understand your Mac’s energy profile.

How to Adjust Geofencing in Reminders for iPhone and iPad

10:30 AM, Nov. 30th, 2013 · Sandro Cuccia · How-To

Right Here

Geofencing is a very functional feature that lets us define virtual perimeters so that we can be notified in various ways as we cross those perimeters. Using the Reminders app in iOS, Sandro Cuccia shows you how to fine-tune the geofence perimeter on your iPhone and iPad.

How to Retrieve and Print a History of iOS App Purchases

10:30 AM, Nov. 23rd, 2013 · Sandro Cuccia · How-To

All your apps?

Many iOS device users don’t care to know what apps they’ve purchased and downloaded over the years. Most are probably afraid to learn how much they’ve spent, and would rather not look. Others may actually have a need to know. Sandro Cuccia shows you a few ways to retrieve, and perhaps even print, a history of your iOS app purchases.

How to Manage and Troubleshoot Touch ID on iPhone 5s

5:10 PM, Nov. 16th, 2013 · Sandro Cuccia · How-To

An image of a finger print being examined by a magnifying glass

The new Touch ID technology recently introduced with iPhone 5s is unquestionably a marvelous innovation which works quite well. As with just about everything in iOS, Touch ID needs to be properly configured then managed and occasionally troubleshot. Sandro Cuccia shows you how.