How to Disconnect From a Wireless Network on a Mac

by File in: OS X

Even though OS X has made great strides in recent years against Windows, there are still a few things that are way more difficult than they really should be. One of those items is simply trying to disconnect from a wireless network. In Windows, you just click on the wireless icon in the taskbar, select […]

Understanding Replace, Replace All, and Merge in OS X Mavericks

by File in: OS X

Unlike Windows, copying and moving files in OS X has always been a little confusing. I had previously written about moving/copying files in OS X¬†and those tips still prevail, but there have been some changes to other copy scenarios in OS X Mavericks, mostly when you run into situations where a file or folder name […]

Understanding Memory Pressure in OS X Mavericks

by File in: OS X

If you haven’t upgraded to OS X Mavericks yet, you should for a whole host of reasons. One of these reasons is the new Memory tab in Activity Monitor. It’s gotten a huge upgrade and it makes understanding memory usage in OS X a lot easier than previous versions. Using the new revamped memory statistics, […]

Prevent iTunes from Opening Automatically When Connecting iPhone

by File in: iTunes

Here’s a simple tip for the day: stop iTunes from opening up automatically whenever you connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch! It really annoys me because I don’t even really use iTunes anymore, so there is really no need for me to open it. If I need to perform a local backup of my […]

Understanding Burst Mode in iOS 7

by File in: iOS

Even though I got my new iPhone 5S back in December, I didn’t learn how to use half it’s features till only a few days ago. With the new iPhone and fingerprint reader everyone talks about, you can also take slow-motion videos and take 10 pictures per second with the new burst mode option. The […]

Delete Messages (Saved) Taking Up Large Amounts of Space

by File in: iPhone

Recently, my wife and I got new iPhone 5S’s for Christmas and I was really hoping that when I restored the backup of the old phones to the new ones, it would clear out some space that was being taken up by iMessage. For some odd reason, when I would go to General and tap […]

How to Remove Numbers from App Icons in iOS 7

by File in: iOS

Since the very beginning of iOS, Apple has simply displayed a list of app icons on the screen after you unlock your device. There are no widgets or anything else, just a bunch of app icons. Apple also allowed developers to add a small number to the app icon to give users information about that […]

How to View Your iCloud Backups

by File in: iCloud

If you backup your iOS devices to iCloud, you may want to see how much iCloud storage each device is using. In order to do this, you will need to find your iCloud Settings within iOS or OS X. In this tutorial, we will be showing you how to do just that. This tutorial does […]

Exclude Folders and Directories from Spotlight

by File in: OS X

Spotlight is a great search tool built right into OS X. It’s way better than the new Windows 7 search, which if you have ever used, sucks pretty bad. Spotlight can search everything from your email to your calendar to your chats, in addition to system files and folders. Two questions I commonly get about […]

How to Detect WiFi Interference on a Mac

by File in: Hardware

If you’re like me, you probably have a bunch of other wireless networks that show up on your Mac when you try to connect that are not yours, but your neighbors. If you know anything about WiFi networks, you know that their are two frequencies that are currently used for all WiFi networks: 2.4Ghz and […]