How to Create and Use an Ad Hoc Network on Your Mac

10:30 AM, Sep. 7th, 2013 · · How-To

A yellow traffic warning sign depicting a stick-man sitting with a laptop transmitting a Wi-Fi signal.

Wi-Fi connectivity is no longer difficult to come by for most of us. However, there may be times when you need to create a temporary Wi-Fi network to connect with other devices. OS X let’s you do this easily. Sandro Cuccia shows you how.

How to Check Your iPhone Upgrade Eligibility (Verizon)

1:25 PM, Sep. 6th, 2013 · · How-To

Upgrade eligibility for Verizon iPhone

With Apple's formally announced Media Event on September 10, the expectation is that Apple will be announcing one or more new iPhones.  Here's a handy guide to help you determine if your current iPhone is eligible for an upgrade with Verizon.

How to See Full Cookie Details in Safari 6

4:05 PM, Sep. 5th, 2013 · · How-To

Starting with Safari 5.1, Apple changed the amount of cookie details, for the worse, that we can see in the Safari Preferences. But we could still get to them with Developer tools.  In Safari 6, the raw cookie detail is stored in binary format, but we can still see the data in "classic" mode with the Developer Tools' Web Inspector. Here's how to do it.

How to Check Your iPhone Upgrade Eligibility (AT&T)

1:40 PM, Sep. 5th, 2013 · · How-To

With Apple's formally announced media event on September 10, the expectation is that Apple will be announcing one or more new iPhones.  Here's a handy guide to help you determine if your current iPhone is eligible for an upgrade with AT&T.

How (and Why) to Zoom on the Mac

10:30 AM, Aug. 31st, 2013 · · How-To

Zoom a zoom, zoom-ah-zoom!

Apple is a leader in Accessibility support on Macs and iOS devices. However, you don’t have to be a person with disabilities to take advantage of the many Accessibility features available to you. Sandro Cuccia shows you how to configure and use one such feature on the Mac: Zoom.

How to Obtain the IPv6 Address of Your Mac and iPad

1:30 PM, Aug. 30th, 2013 · · How-To

Finding your IPv6 address

Finding the IPv6 address of your Mac or iPad isn't extremely difficult.  But there are a few technical wrinkles to be aware of. While OS X, with access to the command line and more disclosure in the Network System Preferences, almost nails the details, it's less straightforward with an iPad.

How to Set Your iOS Device Data to Auto-Destruct

3:30 PM, Aug. 24th, 2013 · · How-To

Auto Destruct Sequence

There are many ways to safeguard the personal data that resides on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Sandro Cuccia shows you one of the best: enabling a feature on your device that will erase all data after ten failed passcode entry attempts. Yes, it's an iOS Auto-Destruct mechanism!

How to Automate Text Entry in iOS

10:30 AM, Aug. 17th, 2013 · · How-To

Writing on an iPhone

You want to save time and avoid frustration when typing on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, don't you? Sandro Cuccia shows you where and how to enable various aspects of text entry automation on your iDevice.