OS X 10.9 Mavericks is about to be released. Is your Mac, your software and your peripheral gear ready for this sublime event? Sandro Cuccia shows you the steps you can take now to prepare for the upgrade.
Did you know you can use iOS's Siri to send and reply to emails? You can, and in this column Nancy Carroll Gravley will show you just how easy it is. Siri can fill in the recipient, the subject line, and take dictation for what you want to say. If you have more than one email address, she'll even ask you which one you want to use.
As we all await the new and exciting features coming in iOS 7, Sandro Cuccia brings us up-to-speed on how to search effectively on iPhone or iPad using Spotlight.
You can avoid the needless spending of money on iCloud storage costs while making sure your critical iOS data is being properly backed up and maintained. Sandro Cuccia shows you some strategies you can adopt for optimizing your iCloud storage.
A FaceTime conversation with Apple devices is terrific experience, once you get it set up. However, configuring properly across multiple devices, Macs, iPads and iPhones, with different addresses, can be tricky. John Martellaro explores some of the basic FaceTime addressing dos and don'ts so that the desired device answers the call.
In Part Two of his two-part article, Sandro Cuccia shows you how to apply the Instant Alpha Tool to images in iWork's Keynote, Pages and Numbers. Instant Alpha is yet another easy tool to make your presentations and documents stand out above all others.
Siri's an excellent personal assistant, and she's just a long home button press away. She can place a call for you, send a message, add items to your calendar, and more. And while I typically perform these actions for myself, there are times when it's more convenient for her to take care of a quick task for me while I give my attention to something else -- and you can make Siri do your bidding without pressing any buttons. Michael Johnston shows you how.
OS X is great at running lots apps at once, many of which can interact with one another. Of course we have Exposé to handle switching between windows, but what happens if you don't want to switch to another window, but rather maintain the focus of your current window while doing something in another. Michael Johnston has some tips on working with background windows, and he's happy to share.
Hidden within the Accessibility features of your iOS device are some great little tweaks that can be helpful for anyone. Here I take a dive into some of the features of Assistive Touch.
Sandro Cuccia shows you how to use the Mask and Instant Alpha image tools in the iWork apps to help make your presentations and documents exude professionalism.
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