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August 5, 2013

How To: Browse Privately in Your Favorite Web Browser

Modern web browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari come pre-packaged with an abundance of multi-level security features. Whether it’s information you want stored, like web addresses and usernames, or information you’d prefer be kept private, like browsing history, passwords and banking information – today’s web browsers typically secure it with ease.

Thanks to the addition of new privacy modes into all of these major browsers, though, users are using them more and more to keep their information and [...]

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July 17, 2013

How To: Track Packages on Your iPhone and iPad

Here is the scenario: you are out running errands and are expecting a package to be delivered to your home — how do you know if/when it’s been delivered?  Sure you can type or copy and paste that long tracking number into Google, pull up the delivery company’s website and take a look, but that’s cumbersome and not nearly as easy as the way I’m about to show you.  Here is how to track packages on your iPhone and/or iPad.

Delivery Status Touch on the iPad

Delivery Status [...]

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June 6, 2013

How To: Quickly Redeem iTunes Gift Cards on iOS

Sometimes we want to download media or apps while we are on the go and don’t have access to our computer.  If you receive an iTunes gift card and you just cannot wait to get home to download the latest and greatest album, app, movie, or book then this how to guide is for you.

Here is a quick and easy way to apply iTunes gift cards on iOS so you can use it right away.

Redeeming iTunes Gift Cards on iOS

Unpack the card and lightly scratch off the code (don’t be too rough).

Go to your iPhone (iPod or iPad) and [...]

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June 5, 2013

How To: Find Your Lost iPhone, iPad, or Mac

Technology can be very expensive, and the worst thing that can happen (other than it jumping out of your hand or letting it go for a swim) is losing or misplacing it.  Thus, it is important to make sure to enable Find My iPhone (don’t get caught up with the name, it works on iPods, iPads and Macs) on all of your Apple products.

The Find My iPhone feature allows you to easily track down your lost iPhone, iPod, iPad, or Mac, the feature even offers an option to remotely wipe the devices if you think it fell into the wrong [...]

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May 24, 2013

How To: Use and Get the Most out of Siri

These days it seems like everyone is on the run. Sometimes, it would be nice to have someone there to help take on the burden or help us with simple tasks like making reservations, checking scores, finding restaurants, and even getting directions.  Siri makes it easy for people to get tasks accomplished without having to bury our skulls in a screen for too long or even dare I say it, having to pay for a personal assistant.

Enter the stage, Siri to the rescue! Siri is not new for most users of the iPhone, but it is a very [...]

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May 23, 2013

How To: Never Forget A Birthday With iOS

Honey, do you know what today is?

I’m sure you or someone you know has faced the infamous question, “Do you know what is special about today?”, from a friend or loved one. This topic has been the premise and butt of many jokes on our beloved sitcoms and we laugh every time. But let’s be honest, it’s funny because it’s grounded in the all-together very true day-to-day reality. The fact is, everyone at some time or other has missed or forgotten really important annual celebrations.

Unfortunately forgetting these special days [...]

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April 17, 2013

How I Digitize My Paper Records with Google Drive

Back in 2005, about a year into my post-secondary career, I bought a large expandable filing folder that has carried almost all of my paper records since. Any documents related to student loans, taxes, insurance, bank accounts and credit cards have all gone into this folder, and while it’s important to keep such documents, doing so in paper form isn’t always the most efficient way to go.

Why? Paper takes up physical space. Paper records also require a manual search. There is no search box to type into — only [...]

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March 16, 2013

How To: Add Emoji Icons to iOS Folders

If you want to customize iOS folders without having to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad, this how to guide is for you.  Adding little icons (known as emoji’s) to your iOS folder names is actually very simple.  The first thing you need to do is add the Emoji keyboard to your list of available keyboards on iOS and then from there it’s just a matter of selecting the icons when you’re editing the folder name.

In order to add the Emoji keyboard to your list of accessible keyboards in iOS, go the Settings, then go to [...]

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February 22, 2013

How To Disable Java In Your Web Browser

With many of the recent security breaches as of late being due to people having Java enabled in their web browsers, we created a step by step tutorial on how to disable Java in your web browser.  Follow our instructions below or watch the video above to learn how to disable Java in Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer.

Chrome In the Chrome address bar (OmniBox), type about:plugins. Under the Plug-ins section, find the Java applet Plug-in or Java(TM) and click on Disable. Close and restart the browser to enable the [...]
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February 14, 2013

How To: Set Up Apple TV

So you bought an Apple TV…now what?  Well, if you are anything like me, it will sit in the box for a while until you find the time to set it up.  The great thing about Apple TV, however, is that it only takes about 10 minutes to set up.  So no more excuses, get it done!

1.)    HDMI: Buy an HDMI cable if you don’t already have one because Apple TV doesn’t come with one.  Plug your Apple TV into an outlet and connect the cable from your Apple TV into your HDTV or receiver.

2.)    Menu: Follow the menu prompts using the [...]

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