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  • Getting Started with Terminal: Adding New Commands with Homebrew

    Thu 4:03pm By Alexander Fox
    As you get more experience with Terminal (or if you’re joining the macOS world from Linux), you might soon find that some important Terminal commands that users reference in online forums are missing. Where’s wget, for example, or nmap? If you need those…
  • iOS Apps for Physical and Data Security

    Wed 10:00am By Apple Gazette
    Security is a sensitive topic that has people nervous when being discussed. Whether physical or data, both subjects catch attention because these make headlines every day. Incidentally, technology has its advantages in helping us make security an easier topic…
  • Best Reddit Apps for iOS

    Tue 3:47pm By Alexander Fox
    I spend entirely too much time on Reddit. It’s the first thing I check in the morning and the last night I check at night. And, frustratingly, most of the Reddit apps for iOS are just badly designed. Here’s our take on the top Reddit apps for iOS. Narwhal…
  • Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, April 24, 2017

    Mon 8:00am By Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    Here is your weekly dose of free iOS apps you can download. Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they will go back to their regular price anytime.) Paid apps gone free Lendromat Lendromat is your little helper to keep track of borrowed things. Books,…
  • 50 “Tracking Apps” That May or May Not Make Your Life Better

    Apr 21, 2017, 10:00 am By Apple Gazette
    It’s undeniable that mobile phones are becoming increasingly integral in our lives. They are almost extensions of many of us, and let’s face it, a lot of us would struggle without our electronic friends there to help us communicate, check social media,…
  • Create Your Own Netflix and Spotify With Plex for macOS

    Apr 20, 2017, 1:37 pm By Alexander Fox
    Plex for macOS is a free open-source video-streaming application that shares your digital media library over home and remote networks. It’s an easy way to watch downloaded videos or stream music between devices, creating your own streaming media library.…
  • Getting Started with Terminal: Using Grep to Search Files

    Apr 18, 2017, 6:41 pm By Alexander Fox
    We’ve covered getting up and running with Terminal, and addressed some basic Terminal commands. Now, we can start digging into more useful Terminal techniques. What is grep? grep is a command line utility that searches plain text. It takes whatever input you…
  • Getting Started with Terminal: Must-Know macOS Terminal Commands

    Apr 13, 2017, 8:05 pm By Alexander Fox
    Terminal, sometimes called the command line interface or CLI, is a text-based program for interacting with your computer’s deepest levels. But while it gives users more power, it also ditches the graphical interface we all know and love. This can make…
  • Scan and Import Images Efficiently with Image Capture

    Apr 11, 2017, 6:52 pm By Alexander Fox
    Apple’s Image Capture app is one of the little-known pieces of exceptionally useful software that ships with every Mac. As the name implies, it’s used to import images and capture input from scanners. It can be used with any scanner, smartphone, digital…
  • Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, April 10, 2017

    Apr 10, 2017, 8:00 am By Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    Here are free iOS apps you can download to start the week on a nice note. Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they will go back to their regular price anytime.) Paid apps gone free Blyss Travel through Beautiful mountains, serene valleys and harsh…
  • Transfer User Preferences and Data to a New Mac without Time Machine

    Apr 6, 2017, 8:14 pm By Alexander Fox
    Time Machine and Migration Assistant can be useful if you want to copy your entire setup from one computer to another. But if you’d prefer to clean house with a new machine and just transfer user preferences to your new Mac, you can. You just need to know…
  • How to Set Up OpenVPN on Your Mac with Tunnelblick

    Apr 4, 2017, 12:35 pm By Alexander Fox
    Since the U.S. government passed legislation allowing Internet service providers to sell their users’ browsing history, the web has exploded with conversations about how to protect yourself from your ISP’s surveillance. The best method is to use a VPN to…
  • Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, April 3, 2017

    Apr 3, 2017, 8:00 am By Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    Here are free iOS apps you can download to make Monday a better day. Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they will go back to their regular price anytime.) Paid apps gone free Night Sky 4 Night Sky 4 – Designed for iOS 10 & watchOS 3 From the…
  • Protect Your Browsing History From Being Sold to Advertisers

    Mar 30, 2017, 2:23 pm By Alexander Fox
    Just this week, Congress passed legislation repealing Obama-era rules that prohibited Internet service providers (ISPs) from selling your browsing history to other corporations without your permission. While the law hasn’t been signed by President Trump yet,…
  • Record Your Mac Webcam With QuickTime and VLC

    7:51pm By Alexander Fox
    If you need to record your Mac webcam to disk, you can use either macOS’s built-in QuickTime Player or the open-source VLC Player. Using QuickTime Player to Record Your Mac Webcam Video QuickTime Player comes bundled with every Mac sold today. It’s an…
  • When Will Apple Release A 5G iPhone?

    Mon 10:48am By Alexander Fox
    As discussion about 5G connectivity begins to appear in the media and the technology takes its first steps towards becoming a reality, it’s tempting to wonder when iPhone users might get their hand on this fast new technology. When will Apple release a 5G…
  • Record Your Conversations with These iPhone Call Recording Apps

    Mar 23, 2017, 12:44 pm By Alexander Fox
    iOS has long lacked the ability to record phone calls, but that doesn’t mean folks don’t want to record their calls. If you’re running phone interviews or keeping legal records of phone calls and need to record your conversations, you’ll need to…
  • Top iOS RSS Readers for iPhone and iPad

    Mar 21, 2017, 1:58 pm By Alexander Fox
    If you’re trying to keep tracking of a ton of news all at once, check out these popular iOS RSS readers for your iPhone and iPad. Feedly – Free In the absence of Google Reader (RIP), Feedly has become the standard RSS reader. Feedly is a fully-featured…
  • Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, March 20, 2017

    Mar 20, 2017, 8:00 am By Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    Here are free iOS apps to start the week on a great note. Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they will go back to their regular price anytime.) Paid apps gone free Loose Leaf Loose Leaf is great for notes, sketches, ideas, and more! Watch the video…
  • Best Replacement Calendar Apps for iOS

    Mar 16, 2017, 12:36 pm By Alexander Fox
    iOS’s built in Calendar app is capable, but frequent users will start to see its flaws. Here’s a few iOS calendar apps you might consider for replacing the built-in calendar with something a little more powerful. Fantastical 2 For a long…
  • Gmail Hacked? Recover with These Steps

    Mar 16, 2017, 11:10 am By Alexander Fox
    In the modern world, email is almost as essential as running water. That’s one reason why email hacking is so disruptive. As the backbone of personal and business communication across the Internet, having your Gmail hacked is intrusive, upsetting, and…
  • macOS Window Management Tools for Maximum Productivity

    Mar 14, 2017, 5:24 pm By Alexander Fox
    When you’re working hard, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by several applications with multiple windows each. Stay organized with these macOS window management and workspace organization tools. Mission Control Long time Mac users might know Mission Control…
  • The Top Five Most Anticipated Apple Devices in 2017

    Mar 10, 2017, 8:30 am By Apple Gazette
    In the recent years, Apple has continued to spearhead global technology trends from the top. IPhones are among the best smartphones on the market, iPads are dominating the tablet world, and MacBooks have cemented their place firmly in the computing scene. 2016…
  • Restore iPhone Backups to Recover Lost Space

    Mar 9, 2017, 1:37 pm By Alexander Fox
    The iPhone is not great at managing its internal storage. Its hard to figure out exactly why this happens, but over time your iPhone’s ability to assess its available free space degrades. This can result in spurious error messages indicating your running…
  • Safely Connect to Public Wi-Fi Hotposts on Your Mac, iPhone or iPad

    Mar 8, 2017, 8:30 am By Alexander Fox
    When you’re out and about, you probably have access to more wireless internet, or Wi-Fi connections, than you realize. Most cities have at least one broadband provider that offers subscribers on-the-go Internet access via public Wi-Fi. And even if you’re…