Want to back one Mac up to another? Or backup a Macbook up to an iMac? Or a Mac desktop? Whether you have a Macbook Air, a Macbook Pro, a Mac Mini or an iMac, here’s how to make Time Machine back up one Mac to second Mac, instead of a Time capsule or other external drive, and how to get Time Machine to recognize the target Mac or Macbook as a valid backup disk.
Have you ever wished you could have a second screen for your Macbook or Windows PC, but just couldn’t justify the expense or real estate? Well if you have an iPad or Android tablet you’re in luck, because there’s an app to turn your Android tablet or iPad into a second screen! You can even use your iPod or iPhone as a second screen, if you want to!
If you’ve tried to downgrade your iCloud account storage plan to a less expensive one, or the free one, you may be wondering just how to downgrade your iCloud plan and have it actually stick. And the reason you’re wondering this is because no matter what you do when you to switch iCloud plans, it still shows you as having the previous plan – the one you are trying to cancel. Here’s how to successfully cancel or downgrade your iCloud storage options.
Wondering ‘What is a Winmail.dat file attachment and how do I open it?” If you have a Mac computer, such as a Macbook, Macbook Pro, or Macbook Air, and if you have any friends or colleagues who still use Windows in general, and Outlook in particular, then you are almost certainly familiar with the issue of your friend or colleague sending you an attachment in email (say, a document), but all you receive in your Mac email is that damned Winmail.dat file. Here’s how to open a Winmail.dat file on a Mac, and get at the contents.
If you own a Mac or a Macbook, you may be surprised sometime to see a Guest User account in the list of accounts, or on the initial login screen after you boot up or reboot. Then you may try to remove it, only to be unable to. Here’s what’s likely going on, and how to delete that Guest User account.
Frustrated trying to view your free Amazon Instant Videos with Prime on an iPad, or other flash videos on your iPad? Or, don’t have a Prime membership but you just want to view the occassional Amazon Video on your iPad? Of course, the reason that you can’t view Amazon videos on your iPad is because the iPad’s native browser, Safari, doesn’t support flash (in fact, the iPad doesn’t support flash at all). BUT! There is an easy way around this, that will allow you to view all Amazon Instant Videos, and it doesn’t require jailbreaking your iPad, or anything devious or underhanded! Read on!
Does the Apple Watch natively record your steps without the iPhone? Yes! Your Apple Watch has a pedometer function, and automatically counts steps without the iPhone – in fact you don’t even need to take your iPhone with you for the step tracking and step counting function to work! That’s right, you can leave your iPhone at home and your Apple Watch will count your steps for you!
This is quick little tutorial on how to search online for apps in the iTunes store, using your browser. You’d think it would be obvious as to how to search the iTunes store online, but Apple does not make it easy. In fact, the ‘search’ functon on the Apple site doesn’t help at all.
If you’ve been enjoying watching Netflix on your iPad, and your Netflix app has suddently stopped working, read on. The excellent – and free – Netflix app for the iPad allows you to instantly stream and watch both movies and television shows to your iPad, for nothing more than the cost of an $8.99/month Netflix membership. But some users are finding that after enjoying the Netflix iPad ‘Watch Instantly’ experience for a while, suddenly the ‘watch instantly’ option stops working. After selecting a show to watch, the Netflix application just hangs and hangs. After a great deal of testing, we have determined that a problem with Netflix ‘watch instantly’ is almost always caused by the same thing. Here’s how to fix it. (Bonus: We also explain what the Netflix “six digit phone service code” is.)
Using your cell phone as a modem is perhaps the most overlooked of all Internet connection options. But a mobile phone Internet connection, whether as a tethered modem or, using bluetooth, a wireless cell phone Internet connection, is easy to set up, and with a laptop and cellphone you can check email and surf the web from anywhere, any time!
You know you need to apply the urgent Apple security update on your jailbroken iPhone. While you can’t do it without restoring your iPhone to its unjailbroken state, it’s very easy to get the update installed and then rejailbreak your iPhone. Here’s our step-by-step tutorial for how to install the iOS security update on your jailbroken phone, with screenshots.
Did you know that you can dictate an entire email on Siri with just one command? It’s true, starting with the wake words “Hey Siri” (or pushing the home button until she ‘wakes up’), you can state an entire string of words that will result in your iPhone or iPad (or even your Mac computer in newer OSs) creating the entire email for you – all you have to do is approve it by pressing ‘send’!
There are any number of reasons that you may want to know how to export email addresses from your email program on your Mac. Whether using Apple mail, Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook or some other program, here is how to extract the email addresses of your contacts and correspondents from your mailing program on your Mac – just make sure that you are doing it for the right reasons.