Recent Articles By Sandro Cuccia [RSS]

How to Make Awesome Images with Your iPhone

10:29 AM, Jul. 6th, 2013 · Sandro Cuccia · How-To

A hand holding up an iPhone with a violin illustration on the case.

Don't be quick to pooh-pooh iPhone photography! Sandro Cuccia presents several tips on how to make awe-inspiring images with your iPhone. All you need is to know some photographic principles, correct technique, and some truly incredible apps.

How to Fix Spotlight Indexing in OS X

5:49 PM, Jul. 5th, 2013 · Sandro Cuccia · How-To

A man aiming a spot light.

For the most part, Spotlight on our Macs is fast, and its accurate. It almost always "just works." In this article, Sandro Cuccia discusses how and what Spotlight indexes, and how you can apply a fix the rare times that Spotlight fails.

How to Use the Image Histogram in iPhoto

10:30 AM, Jun. 29th, 2013 · Sandro Cuccia · How-To

A young student drawing a bar chart on a white-board.

Back in high school we all learned about graphing and plotting data. Perhaps you never quite understood why you needed to learn this. Until now! Sandro Cuccia shows you how a photo's Histogram in iPhoto helps you evaluate the image and bring about tonality adjustments that make your photo stand out above all the rest.

How to Manage Your iPhone Cellular & Wi-Fi Usage While Traveling Abroad

10:30 AM, Jun. 22nd, 2013 · Sandro Cuccia · How-To

An iPhone, passport and foreign coins.

There are enough issues to deal with when traveling abroad. You don't need to add concerns about the amount of iPhone cellular and Wi-Fi data you're using, and how much it's all going to cost. Sandro Cuccia shows you the steps you can take to maintain awareness and be in control of telephony and data usage while traveling.

How to Understand & Work with Your iCloud Photo Stream

10:30 AM, Jun. 8th, 2013 · Sandro Cuccia · How-To

A pair of Tarantella dancers.

In many ways, Apple's iCloud Photo Stream service makes every iPhone photographer's life simpler. A good understanding of Photo Stream's "ins-and-outs" is needed to derive the most benefit from the service. In this article, Sandro Cuccia attempts to demystify the workings of Photo Stream.

How to Have Preview Sign Your PDFs in OS X

10:30 AM, May. 11th, 2013 · Sandro Cuccia · How-To

A woman's hand stamping her signature onto paper with a traditional rubber stamp.

Sandro Cuccia revisits Preview in OS X. He shows you how to have the latest Mountain Lion version of this versatile app easily scan and store one or more signatures for later insertion into any PDF document.

How to Effectively Use the Notes App in iOS & OS X

10:30 AM, May. 4th, 2013 · Sandro Cuccia · How-To

Notes

Sandro Cuccia continues his exploration of free apps preinstalled by Apple. This time it's the newest version of the previously maligned Notes app. Now, Notes comes to Mountain Lion. Its key feature: iCloud integration for syncing to iOS devices. Guess what…it works. Notes is sure to be a bonus enhancement to everyone's workflow.