How to Use Finder to Create a Workflow

by Ross McKillop on September 1, 2015

This guide will show you some tips on making the most of what isn’t considered the greatest File Manager in the world, your Mac’s Finder. By customizing the Toolbar a bit, you can create time saving ‘workflows’ for repetitive and/or frequent tasks. [click to continue…]

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How to Create a Windows 10 Flash Drive Installer on a Mac

by Ross McKillop on August 31, 2015

This quick guide will show you how to create a Windows 10 “bootable” USB thumb/flash drive from within OS X. [click to continue…]

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How to Force Your Android Device to Power Off

by Ross McKillop on August 26, 2015

These tips may help you unfreeze your Android device when all else seems to fail.

android unable to start

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How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Tab A

by Ross McKillop on August 25, 2015

This step by step guide will take you all of the way from start to finish through the process of “rooting” your Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet. [click to continue…]

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How to Save an Image From Your Android Web Browser

by Ross McKillop on August 16, 2015

If you’re surfing the web on your Android phone or tablet, and you come across and image you want to save – this is how you do. [click to continue…]

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How to Use Your Boxee Box Without a Remote

by Ross McKillop on August 15, 2015

Even if your Boxee Box isn’t online (which would allow you to use one of the iOS/Android Remote Apps) – you can still connect to (and use) your Boxee Box.

a standard usb keyboard

Plug in a regular old USB Keyboard. Yep, it’s that simple. Use one of the two USB ports on the back of your Boxee Box and plug in a USB keyboard. Use the Enter key, the “arrow” keys and the ESC key to navigate through the various menus. Once you’ve used the keyboard to get your Boxee Box back online, you can download one of the many Android or iOS Apps to use as a Remote.

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How to Download and Set An Image as Your iPhone Wallpaper

by Ross McKillop on August 13, 2015

In addition to showing you how to set a Home Screen or Lock Screen “wallpaper”, this tutorial will show you how to transfer images to your iPhone from your computer, or download them from your iPhone to your iPhone – and use those images as Wallpapers. [click to continue…]

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How to Open tar.gz Files in Windows 10

by Ross McKillop on August 11, 2015

This easy to follow guide will explain how to open and access the contents of a .tar.gz file in Windows 10. [click to continue…]

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Download Now: The iOS 9 Wallpapers

by Ross McKillop on August 9, 2015

Here are all 15 of the wallpapers and/or lock-screen background images that iOS 9 is (at this time) set to use. Click each thumbnail to view and download the entire image. Enjoy part of the new iOS 9 look, without having to install iOS 9.

If you need a bit of help copying/downloading these files to your iPhone, see the tutorial How to Download and Set Images as Your iPhone Wallpaper.

The iOS 9 Landscapes

iOS 9 Landscape Wallpaper #1iOS 9 Landscape Wallpaper #2iOS 9 Landscape Wallpaper #3

The iOS 9 Moons

iOS 9 orange moon wallpaperiOS 9 light moon wallpaperiOS 9 blue moon wallpaper

The iOS 9 Paint Explosions

iOS 9 paint explosion number 1 wallpaperiOS 9 paint explosion number 2 wallpaperiOS 9 paint explosion number 3 wallpaper

The iOS 9 Plants

iOS 9 Plant Wallpaper #1iOS 9 Plant Wallpaper #2iOS 9 Plant Wallpaper #3

The iOS 9 Feathers

iOS 9 Feather Wallpaper #1iOS 9 Feather Wallpaper #3
iOS 9 Feather Wallpaper #2

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How to Set Up a VPN on Your Android Device (Lollipop)

by Ross McKillop on August 4, 2015

This quick guide will show you how to set up a VPN on your Android device running “Lollipop” (version 5.x) [click to continue…]

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By default, Windows 10 is using your bandwidth by way of a new ‘feature’ called Windows Update Delivery Optimization (WUDO). In a nutshell, Windows 10 is uploading files in the background to other Windows 10 users. This brief guide will explain how to disable the Windows Update Delivery Optimization service. [click to continue…]

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How to Set Up a VPN in Windows 10

by Ross McKillop on August 2, 2015

This guide will take you each step of the way through setting up and configuring a VPN on your Windows 10 PC/laptop/tablet. [click to continue…]

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How to Set Up a VPN in OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

by Ross McKillop on August 1, 2015

This guide will you take you each step of the way through setting up a VPN on your Mac. The steps and screenshots used in this tutorial are from OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) but are nearly identical to previous versions of OS X, so you should have no trouble following along, even if you’re not using Yosemite. [click to continue…]

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This step by step guide will walk you through adding and configuring a PPTP VPN in Ubuntu. It uses the steps and screenshots for Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (Trusty Tahr – which is the current LTS) but are very, very similar to previous versions of Ubuntu. If you’re running something prior to 14.04.2, such as 12.04.5 LTS (Precise Pangolin) – you’ll have no trouble following along. [click to continue…]

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How to Set Up a VPN on Your iPhone

by Ross McKillop on July 27, 2015

This tutorial will guide you through the steps to required to configure and use a VPN service on your iPhone (or iPad).

the VPN symbol for the iPhone

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