Monitoring RAM, CPU and Battery Usage On Your iPhone

by File in: iPad, iPhone

The iPhone is a great device but unfortunately has limited RAM and CPU power. If you are curious as to which open applications use up the most RAM and CPU power on your iPhone, read on. In this tutorial we will be showing you how monitor RAM, CPU and battery usage on your iOS device. […]

Using iCal Event Invites

by File in: iCal, OS X

When there are multiple attendees to a meeting, it’s easy to use iCal to organize the event. iCal can send invites via email, confirm attendance, and sync back with your computer to let you know who is coming and who is unavailable. Those who can’t attend the meeting can also send back available times to […]

Creating A New Genre In iTunes

by File in: iTunes

Keeping your music organized by genre in iTunes can be an easy way to find the current song you would like to listen to. Unfortunately, Apple has forgotten to add a few genres to the iTunes application. In this tutorial we will be showing you how to add custom genres to your music in iTunes. […]

Create Zip Files Without Any Mac-Specific “Extras” Inside

by File in: General Software

One of the great features most modern operating systems offer, and Mac OS X is no exception, is the ability to create a zip archive out of most any document or folder from the Desktop.  Simply right-click the item you want to archive, and choose the Compress option from the contextual menu. There is a […]

Keep iTunes From Modifying Your Music Folder

by File in: iTunes

Many computer users, after trying out iTunes for the first time, are a bit dismayed to find out the sheer havoc iTunes can play on their music library.  In a bid to be helpful, you see, iTunes has the ability to manage your music library, which keeps the folder structure identical to the metadata inside […]

Monitoring iPhone Data Usage

by File in: iPhone

A couple of months ago we wrote a tutorial on monitoring bandwidth on your Mac. Today we will be showing you how to monitor data usage on your iPhone. This is helpful if you are using a capped data plan on your iPhone. Before we start, download the DataMan Lite application from the iTunes App Store. […]

Encrypt PDF Files in Preview

by File in: OS X

When dealing with PDF files, there may be sensitive information enclosed that shouldn’t become public. In order to protect the contents of a PDF file, OS X’s PDF viewer, also known as Preview, can encrypt any PDF file in just a few simple steps. To begin, locate a PDF file on your computer that you […]

Connecting to a Remote or Local Server

by File in: Making The Switch, OS X

There are several different kinds of servers you may deal with on a daily basis. Some are local, others are in the cloud, some may need to be remotely accessed. OS X provides a native way to connect to any server, even remotely, and mount it as a hard drive on the Desktop. From here […]

How to Edit the Hosts File in OS X

by File in: OS X, Tutorials

Every Mac stores a hosts file in the hidden /etc folder, which is used by the operating system and your web browser to map particular hostnames to certain IP addresses. When you enter a website URL address into the Address Bar of Safari, for example, OS X will first check for a corresponding mapping in […]

How to Move Files in Mac OS X

by File in: OS X, Tutorials

File handling in Mac OS X is generally a simple and intuitive business. Moving files is simply a matter of selecting the desired file or folder with the cursor, clicking on it and then dragging and dropping to the desired location. However, the file movement behavior of OS X differs depending on whether the destination […]