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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” [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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.

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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.

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

 
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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 [...]

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October 25, 2013

So You Installed LinkedIn Intro and Now Want to Remove It? Here’s How

Just the other day we told you about a new product from LinkedIn called Intro, in short when you install LinkedIn Intro it adds people’s employment information (via LinkedIn) directly into the Mail app on iOS.  So for example, if I were to email you and you had LinkedIn Intro installed on your iPhone or iPad, you would see that I’m the founder/CEO of BestTechie along with the photo on my LinkedIn profile and even a quick way to add me as a connection.

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