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.
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.
Do you use Dropbox? If not, you should, but if you do, it's a good idea to keep the list of devices authorized with your account clean. Doing so keeps Dropbox from getting confused. Bryan Chaffin shows you how.
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.
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.
OS X and iOS 7 let you create personal ringtones from your iTunes account for your iPhone without the aid of any additional software. Nancy Carroll Gravley walks you through the steps to make it happen.
Want to place your contact information on your Mac’s Lock screen? How about a “Reward if Found” message on your iPhone or iPad? Sandro Cuccia shows you how to create customized messages on your Mac’s and iOS Device’s Lock screen.
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.
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.
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.
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