How to Determine If Your Mac is Stressed-Out

4:40 PM, Dec. 14th, 2013 · · How-To

An image of a stressed out laptop punching through the screen

Sandro Cuccia shows you an easy way to determine how hard your Mac’s processor is working at any given time. If your Mac gets swamped, you have yet another way to determine if it’s time for a hardware upgrade.

How to Adjust Geofencing in Reminders for iPhone and iPad

10:30 AM, Nov. 30th, 2013 · · How-To

Right Here

Geofencing is a very functional feature that lets us define virtual perimeters so that we can be notified in various ways as we cross those perimeters. Using the Reminders app in iOS, Sandro Cuccia shows you how to fine-tune the geofence perimeter on your iPhone and iPad.

How to Retrieve and Print a History of iOS App Purchases

10:30 AM, Nov. 23rd, 2013 · · How-To

All your apps?

Many iOS device users don’t care to know what apps they’ve purchased and downloaded over the years. Most are probably afraid to learn how much they’ve spent, and would rather not look. Others may actually have a need to know. Sandro Cuccia shows you a few ways to retrieve, and perhaps even print, a history of your iOS app purchases.

How to Manage and Troubleshoot Touch ID on iPhone 5s

5:10 PM, Nov. 16th, 2013 · · How-To

An image of a finger print being examined by a magnifying glass

The new Touch ID technology recently introduced with iPhone 5s is unquestionably a marvelous innovation which works quite well. As with just about everything in iOS, Touch ID needs to be properly configured then managed and occasionally troubleshot. Sandro Cuccia shows you how.

How to Calculate and Convert Units in OS X and iOS

10:30 AM, Nov. 2nd, 2013 · · How-To

The original Macintosh Calculator Desk Accessory

As Sandro Cuccia has written about in previous articles, Apple gives all Mac owners several amazing and free little applications and utilities built right in. Calculator is one such app. Sandro shows you the features included and how to use them, with a peek at the iOS 7 version.

How to: iPad Air Available for In-Store Pickup on Friday

6:22 PM, Oct. 31st, 2013 · · How-To

iPad Air In-Store Pickup

Apple is launching the iPad Air on Friday, and unlike the iPhone 5s and 5c launch, Apple is offering in-store pickup for online orders. That means you can order through the online Apple Store website or through the iOS Apple Store apps and choose to pick it up rather than have it delivered.

How to Install and Manage Ringtones in iOS 7

10:29 AM, Oct. 26th, 2013 · · How-To


Customizing, setting and managing Alert Tones and Ringtones on your iOS devices can be quite useful if you don’t mind it sounding like R2-D2. But, having the flexibility of assigning custom tones to different functions on your devices definitely has advantages. Sandro Cuccia shows you how.