Tutorials

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 […]

Netflix Constantly Pausing/Buffering on Apple TV?

by File in: Hardware

I recently purchased an Apple TV mainly for streaming the TV Shows and Movies I had bought from iTunes onto my big HDTV. When I had learned that Apple will make everything available in the cloud, I thought it would be useful instead of connecting my Mac to my TV manually. So that works great, […]

Fix FaceTime “The server encountered an error processing registration” Error

by File in: OS X

I’ve been using FaceTime on my MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard for a long time, so when I upgraded to Lion recently, I didn’t except any problems. However, when I tried to use FaceTime, I got the following error message: The server encountered an error processing registration. Please try again later. Grrr, that was annoying! […]

Can’t Log Into YouTube App on iPad or iPhone?

by File in: Featured Posts, iPad

So here’s a really annoying problem I had today: my daughter loves watching airplane videos on YouTube and I have a couple of them saved to my Favorites. I usually show it to her on my computer, but today I wanted to use the iPad. I went to log into the app using my Google […]

Change Computer Hostname in OS X Lion

by File in: OS X

Here’s a simple tip for today where I’ll show you how to change your Mac’s computer name. By default, your Mac’s computer name is created for you when you setup the computer. It takes your name and add’s on the model of the Mac you’re on. For example, my Mac’s computer name is Aseem Kishore’s […]

MacBook Pro Constantly Dropping Wireless Connection?

by File in: Hardware, OS X

I love my MacBook and haven’t had very many major issues for the better part of 3 years. Unfortunately, that is not the case with all MacBook owners. Since I do a lot of technical support, I’ve run into a ton of people with MacBook Pro’s that simply lose the wireless connection randomly. It’s been […]

Where are the Arrow Keys on the iPad Keyboard?

by File in: iPad

Someone asked me the other day where they arrow keys were on the iPad keyboard and I was a little taken aback! Not because of the question, but because I had never thought about the arrow keys! Even though I use the arrow keys constantly on my computer, I have never used them on my […]

Can’t Drag and Drop in OS X Lion?

by File in: Featured Posts, OS X

Here’s a strange problem a client of mine ran into when upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion: when trying to drag and drop icons on the desktop, the icons would get stuck to the cursor and never drop! Strangest problem I have ever seen. Anyway, it was ridiculously annoying because the person could not copy […]