View All Your Software Updates in OS X Mountain Lion

3:04 PM, Jul. 10th, 2013 · · How-To

View All Software Updates in Mountain Lion

In previous versions of OS X, before Mountain Lion, one could use the System Preference called Software Update to both update the OS and also view a list of system updates that have been applied. That all changed in Mountain Lion which uses the Mac App Store to apply system updates. This how-to shows you how to see those plus all other app updates once again.

How to Make Awesome Images with Your iPhone

10:29 AM, Jul. 6th, 2013 · · 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 · · 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 · · 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 · · 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.

iOS: A Guide to Guided Access

8:25 AM, Jun. 17th, 2013 · · How-To

The iPad is a great device for kids, for both education and entertainment. But sometimes a toddler and and iPad don't mix! You can keep your iPad kid-friendly with the built in Guided Access feature. Jared Apperson shows you how.

How to Customize Templates in iWork Apps for Mac

10:30 AM, Jun. 15th, 2013 · · How-To


Sandro Cuccia shows you how to use the power of templates in Apple's iWork apps for the Mac to create professional-looking documents and presentations. These techiques will work with Pages, Keynote, and Numbers.

How to Understand & Work with Your iCloud Photo Stream

10:30 AM, Jun. 8th, 2013 · · 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.