I’ve previously used the 3G data on my first-generation iPad only when traveling, and instead relied on Wi-Fi--it saves me from paying a monthly charge if I cancel right away, then just use the month of data I paid for. To cancel, or just to check how much data you’re using, you have to sign in to your account in Settings > Cellular Data > View Account. (Make a keyboard shortcut for your email address in Settings > General > Keyboard to save some keystrokes logging in.)
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Document comparison has been around for a while. You write up a document draft, make your edits, and then compare those edits with the original document. This function is usually reserved for developers, but end-users can utilize it, too. Apple included this function by launching Versions in Lion, which is the same basic concept but is not supported by all applications. So, this week we’ll show you how to use diff, a file comparison utility that’s available on almost every iteration of OS X.
The latest rumor attached to the iPhone 5 comes courtesy of prolific, yet seldom reliable DigiTimes, which has apparently heard that Apple is "likely to adopt in-cell touch panels rolled out by Sharp and Toshiba Mobile Display" for this year's model.
I don't know anything about building houses, or furnishing them. I've been living in apartments for the past five years and as I'm looking toward the future, to a place that's big enough for a dog and without a chronic mold problem, I'm consulting design magazines and perusing blogs for ideas on how to decorate and get the best use of space. Houzz Interior Design Ideas has over 200,000 beautiful photos of interior design, and links to where you can purchase everything that is featured. The app also offers ideabooks from guest posters with pictures of their own dwellings, as well as a "yellow pages" section where you can seek our general contractors, designers, and other professionals in your area to hire for your project. And, if you sign up, you can join in the community of other designers to share ideas.
After two years of failed settlement talks and pre-trial motions, Oracle began its infringement and copyright lawsuit against Google this week in a U.S. District Court in San Francisco. You might be wondering what all the fuss is about, and how it could affect the future of Google's Android mobile operating system. But what you're missing out on is the potential impact this kind of lawsuit could have on Apple.
We broke down the situation to try to answer some of these questions, and even got a business expert to weigh in on the discussion. Read on for more.
Every New Year, millions of people around the world pledge to lose weight by exercising and eating better. Many sadly do so with a piece of triple layer chocolate cake in their mouth. But we can't really blame them -- with busy schedules and easy access to junk food, it can be difficult to maintain an effective diet and worthwhile workout regimen.
Over the past eight years, Valve has perfected digital PC-game distribution through its storefront and community client, Steam. The service's importance to Mac gamers is huge -- remember when you needed a Windows rig to play Half-Life 2 or Team Fortress 2? Or try your hand at virtualization, or dual booting? Well, if recent rumors are true, the business relationship between Valve and and our favorite Cupertino company could be expanding.
We’ve covered a lot of powerful Terminal commands over the past few weeks, but this week, we’re going to show you the smaller, softer side of Terminal commands. We’ll show you 3 user tricks that can be used. From authenticating as an administrator after typing a command with sudo !! to seeing who’s logged into your system with who, there’s a terminal command that can be run in almost any situation.
This has happened to me too many times before: I buy a pair of shoes at full price one week, only to discover that they're 20% off a few days later. It's definitely what you'd call a "first world problem," but it's infuriating. I would have loved to save the $20 and put it toward a bag of groceries or, more frivolously, a belt to match those shoes. ShopAdvisor for your iPad can help you avoid these kind of situations by bookmarking the product you're looking for and alerting you when it falls below a certain price.