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June 2, 2015

How To Find Out Which iOS Apps You Use The Most

If you are using iOS 8 it’s fairly easy to see which apps you use the most on your iPhone. In fact, you can break down the usage for the past 24 hours and also the past 7 days. Here’s how to see which apps you use most on iOS.

Go to Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage

Before I go any further, I should note that this doesn’t show actual app usage, but rather how much battery a particular app used. Obviously, the thought process here is that apps you use more will use more battery. If you [...]

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May 18, 2015

How To Disable Menu Bar Transparency in OS X Yosemite

In OS X it used to be that you could turn off the transparency effect on the OS X menu bar via the Desktop and Screen Saver section in System Preferences. That isn’t the case anymore in OS X Yosemite as Apple has removed that option (sort of — I’ll explain below). Here is how to disable the transparency effect for the menu bar in OS X Yosemite.

In System Preferences > Accessibility > Display, enable the “Reduce transparency” option.

Note: This setting disables transparency across [...]

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May 12, 2015

How To Backup Your Apple Watch (It Couldn’t Be Easier)

Apple has made it extremely easy to backup your Apple Watch, in fact, it’s so easy that you don’t even have to do anything. Your Apple Watch will automatically backup to your companion iPhone. So whether you backup your iPhone to iTunes or iCloud it will have the latest data from your Apple Watch and can be easily restored.

According to an Apple support document published today, here’s the types of data that is (and isn’t) included in your Apple Watch backup.

Here’s what your Apple Watch backup [...]
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May 9, 2015

How To Take A Screenshot on Your Apple Watch

If you are like me, you recently got your shiny Apple Watch and can’t stop playing with it. But what if you want to share a particular screen with someone or send a screenshot of what you see on your Apple Watch screen? There has to be a way to do a screenshot on an Apple Watch, right? Yep, there is and I’m going to share how to do it with you.

Here’s how you take a screenshot on an Apple Watch

Press and hold the side button on your Apple Watch and then while you are holding the side button immediately press and [...]

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May 2, 2015

How To Rip A DVD to Your Mac

We’ve all been there (or you may be there right now if you are reading this): you want to rip a DVD you own to your Mac so you can watch it without having to pop in the disc every time. Ripping a DVD will also allow you to put the movie on a mobile device such as your iPhone or iPad so you can watch it on-the-go.

I’m going to outline the steps on how to rip a DVD to your Mac below, but before I begin, you need to keep in mind that new Mac’s no longer have optical drives. This is normally a good thing because it [...]

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March 31, 2015

Going to Coachella? Here’s 7 Tips on How To Keep Your iPhone Alive

The popular music festival, Coachella, is fast approaching and if you are going to be attending then you need check out these seven tips on how to keep your iPhone’s battery from dying during your favorite artist’s set. Not going to Coachella? That’s ok, these tips, which were put together by the minds at Färbe Technik and BestTechie, can still help you with eeking out every last drop of juice you can get from your phone’s battery.

Identify What is Draining the Battery: Updates to iOS 8 allow Apple users to [...]
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March 20, 2015

How To: Protect Your Smartphone from Hackers and other Threats

It’s common knowledge that safeguarding your smartphone against cyber thieves is necessary in today’s highly technical and mobile world. In a matter of seconds, your device can be hacked and all of your personal information stolen including banking and credit card information. Even if you’ve taken some steps to safeguard your phone against potential threats, it’s always good to explore new and improved ways stay one step ahead of the bad guys. Here are a few ways to do this.

Security Apps

Whether you have an Android or Apple [...]

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September 22, 2014

How To Prepare For Your Next Video Conference

Video conferencing has become one of the most effective forms of long distance communication in today’s business world. Prior to the introduction of smartphones and tablets, the only way to use video conferencing effectively was to either use a personal computer or some high end telecommunication hardware. But with the advancing technology of mobile devices, video conferencing has become easier to use than ever before.

Almost every device that has some form of wireless capability that can be used as a platform for a video [...]

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July 7, 2014

5 Ways to Make Your Online Presentation More Interesting

It is crucial in today’s competitive business environment to understand the needs of your clients and be able to effectively develop a presentation that addresses those needs. Superior presentation skills are hard to come by these days, yet possessing them can give you a competitive advantage and allow you to develop a stronger relationship with clients compared to the competition.

The key objective of a great presentation is audience interest and engagement. Presenters must be aware of their audience and adapt to them according [...]

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March 7, 2014

How To: Have A Successful and Productive SXSW

This is my first SXSW, but just one day into the event I can see why it becomes more massive each and every year.  SXSW isn’t like your traditional conference in a single venue with a big ballroom, a bunch a chairs, and a speaker/panel.  Not at all.  First of all, the span of SXSW is massive, it spans across various hotels and venues, meaning there is a lot of walking involved to get from place to place.  This year, the festival improved the shuttle service, which chauffeurs SXSW-goers to all the different hotels and venues (but [...]

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