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.
“iPhone text messages won’t stay deleted and keep coming back,” complains one user. “How can I permanently delete iMessage SMS messages?” asks another. It seems that no matter what you do to delete those text messages, they keep coming back! Here’s how to delete text messages and text message threads on your iPhone permanently, so that they don’t reappear.
One of the most frustrating things about the iPod Touch and iPhone is that they have a wonderful, and even beautiful, Notes program, but you can’t sync or even directly transfer your notes from your iPod Touch or iPhone to your computer unless you jailbreak your device or transfer them to a third-party service and then download them again. What’s up with that?
Security researchers have discovered a new worm that specifically targets OS X on Macs, and which controls them through Reddit.com. Dubbed the “iWorm”, or the “Mac.BackDoor.iWorm”, the iWorm was first publicly reported last week on the Dr. Web anti-virus site. There is a way to check to see if you have the iWorm on your Mac, which we explain below.
Siri has made it incredibly easy to set reminders on your iPhone. Want to be reminded of something you have to do at a certain time? Tell Siri to remind you when it’s time. Want to be reminded of something you need to do when you arrive somewhere? Tell Siri to set a reminder based on location. But what if you want to set a reminder manually – silently – without invoking Siri? Maybe you’re in a meeting, or church, or somewhere else where you don’t want Siri blabbing her loud mouth?
If your Android is operating on the 4.2 operating system, AKA Jelly Bean, you may notice something in your calendar is missing – the entire month of December. Those running the 4.2 operating system on the Nexus 4 device, Nexus 10 device, Nexus 7 tablet and Galaxy Nexus smartphones have reported the issue.
How many times has it happened? You miss that it’s your move in Words with Friends because you’ve turned the sound off on your phone. So you turn it on, and instantly get annoyed all over again by all of those other Words with Friends sounds. You know the ones – the sounds that get made within the Words with Friends game every…single…move..you…make. Argh! Well, it’s actually really easy to turn off all of the game sounds in Words with Friends, while still being notified with a sound when it’s your move. Here’s how.
Almost nothing is more frustrating than spending two days keeping your Macbook laptop in one location while it does a first-time Time Machine backup to your Time Capsule – especially when it’s not really a first-time backup, because you already have a perfectly good backup on your Time Capsule but your Macbook Air or Macbook Pro won’t recognize it, so it starts all over. We say “almost nothing” because what is even more frustrating is waiting that two days, only to have the backup stop before the full backup is complete, and having to start all over. Or completing that full backup, and then Time Machine still can’t connect to the new full backup, and wants to start another new one. If any of this has happened to you, here are simple, step-by-step instructions for what worked for us to force Time Machine to both complete a full backup to a Time Capsule, and to recognize that backup and use it, after going from OS X Lion 10.7.5 to Mountain Lion 10.8.2.
One of the more frustrating things about the iPhone is how darned big the .mov video files are, and that there is no native way to change that. Here is a step-by-step tutorial, with pictures, as to how to both make your iPhone record your videos in a smaller format, so that your iPhone movies are saved to a smaller file, and also how to reduce the size of the .mov files that you may have already taken.
Facebook Chat Heads were fun for about 5 minutes. Then they became annoying. They take up real estate on your phone screen, and if you also use Facebook Messenger they are completely superfluous. So, naturally, people want to turn Chat Heads off. Here’s the good news, and the bad news, about how to turn off Facebook Chat Heads.