How to Add a Calendar to the OS X Menu Bar

by Ross McKillop on May 15, 2015

Mac Office

Using a small (and free) App you can add a great calendar to your Menu Bar (and it works in Yosemite!)

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iPad iPhone Mac

This quick tip will show you how to check the ‘health’ (current battery maximum charge vs. when it was new) of your iPhone or iPad battery. All you’ll need is your Mac and a free App. [click to continue…]

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How to Force Your GoPro to Power On

by Ross McKillop on May 6, 2015

You’ve tried holding down every possible combination of buttons and your GoPro still won’t power on? Keep reading. [click to continue…]

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How to Enable Grid View on Your iPhone Camera

by Ross McKillop on May 4, 2015

iPad iPhone

If you enjoyed the “grid view” feature on your iPhone’s camera to help center your photos, but can’t seem to find it anymore – this short tutorial will show you how to locate and enable it.

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How To Install iPhoto in Yosemite (OS X 10.10)

by Ross McKillop on May 1, 2015

Mac Multimedia

For whatever reason you’ve wound up here (probably not a fan of Photos) – this step-by-step guide will show you how to install/re-install iPhoto on your Mac running Yosemite (OS X 10.10.x) [click to continue…]

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How to Clear the DNS Cache(s) in OSX Yosemite (10.10.x)

by Ross McKillop on April 24, 2015

Mac

The long story short is that Apple has yet again changed the procedure. Here’s how to do it in Yosemite – [click to continue…]

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iPad iPhone Security

This brief tutorial will show you how to enable the feature that sends your location to the Find My iPhone service right before the battery on your iPhone or iPad dies. [click to continue…]

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iPhone

While this feature was intended for those who are hearing impaired, it’s also a great if you want to keep your phone silent but still be visually notified of new emails, text messages, Facebook updates etc.

iPhone LED blinking

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How to Send a DM (Direct Message) on Instagram

by Ross McKillop on April 21, 2015

This step-by-step guide will show you how to send and respond to “DM’s” (short for Direct Messages) on Instagram. [click to continue…]

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How to Delete Your iPhone Browser History

by Ross McKillop on April 20, 2015

iPhone Safari

This brief tutorial will take you step by step through the process of clearing the list of sites you’ve visited on your iPhone, without deleting any of your other browser settings. [click to continue…]

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How to Securely Store Passwords in Windows

by Ross McKillop on May 5, 2014

Security Windows

In light of the recent Heartbleed Bug and several other major website hacks (one of which involved 40 million credit cards being stolen) – it’s time to take your passwords seriously. Long gone are the days of thinking that a word with the vowels replaced by numbers (l1k3 th1s) can be considered ‘secure’. If you use the same password on more than one site or service, you’re asking for trouble. To keep yourself safe, you have to use a different password for every single service or site that you use, and those passwords have to be impossible to guess. Trying to commit dozens of secure passwords, like “#dOzu3!pDD”, to memory – not likely. So what’s the solution? To use a password manager. [click to continue…]

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iPhone

This tutorial will take you through the steps to delete a single SMS (text) message from a “conversation history” on your iPhone. [click to continue…]

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How to Power Off Your Pebble Smartwatch

by Ross McKillop on January 24, 2014

This very short tutorial will explain how to turn your Pebble off. [click to continue…]

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How to View File Extensions in OS X

by Ross McKillop on January 23, 2014

Mac

This very short tutorial will show you how to determine the extension of any file on your Mac, and show you how to permantely have file extensions displayed in Finder, on your Desktop etc. [click to continue…]

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How to Completely Mute Your iPad

by Ross McKillop on December 19, 2013

iPad

Have you ever noticed that even when you turn the volume all the way down on your iPad, and it shows you the ‘Mute’ image (see below) – you still hear notification sounds? This very brief tutorial will show you how to truly mute your iPad.

mute logo on the ipad
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