Recent Articles By Kelly Guimont [RSS]
Purchasing AppleCare for your Mac actually covers more than just your computer. For starters, everything in the box is covered, including power adapters (for MacBooks), accessories, trackpads, and what many people don't realize, your AirPort devices, even when you purchased them at another time.
With each evolution of Apple, it seems a new section gets bolted on to iTunes, making it even more complex and complicated. It's been made even worse with the advent of Apple Music. This seems out of character for a company that built a reputation on clean straightforward design. Kelly proposes shelving the current version of iTunes, the Weasley's House of Apple software.
Kickstarter always has a goodly portion of tech gadgets. Lots of them are Apple-related, so it takes something special to make one stand out. Here's one that caught our eye: the Cinematic Smartcase, a case for your iPhone that turns it into a video capturing powerhouse. There's a a trigger on the handle for recording, various lenses, a cold shoe for lights or microphones, and even a live viewfinder to help you compose your shot. Here's where it gets clever: If you're due to upgrade to a new iPhone this fall, you might be inclined to skip this since it might not fit your new phone. However, if you contribute you can choose whether you want the one for your iPhone 6 or the one for your New-iPhone-That-We-Think-Comes-Out-In-October. You can also choose black or white. This is also a fully funded project, so you don't have to worry about whether or not it will reach its goal. But if you want to get one, funding options start at $199. It looks super neat, so head on over and check it out. You can see a sample video shot with the Cinematic Smartcase below:
Your web browser has popped up a dialog telling you that it's all kinds of infected with viruses and malware and you have huge security risks. Just call this number and pay a small fee and you'll be back on your feet. Kelly calls shenanigans and helps you escape the popup cycle.
As the (US) holiday weekend kicks off, lots of people are going on trips and taking their devices and might need a better cable than the one that came with their iPhone or iPad. Kelly has a roundup of tips for cable upgrades for summer.
Apple's new streaming Apple Music service has the option to include your nickname and even a user image as part of your profile. Kelly has the scoop on how to update that information and personalize your profile.
If you have invested time and effort into crafting playlists on a service like Spotify or Rdio, you might be reluctant to try out Apple Music because those playlists won't be available. Kelly has a tip to help you import those playlists so your move to Apple Music is as smooth as possible.
SSDs are fast becoming the norm, and space is not as plentiful there as on those spinning drives. Kelly has a few (free!) suggestions for how to get some of that space back.
If you're already using iOS Reminders to keep track of phone calls, now you can save some steps in actually making those calls. The future is now!
Usually the App Stores on iOS devices work just fine, but sometimes you can run into trouble. Kelly has a few tips to try before you take it in to the Apple Store.