There are multiple ways to control iTunes on your Mac. From using the remote control on your Apple EarPods, the keyboard function keys, to using numerous apps that place controls in the menu bar on your Mac. Unfortunately, all of these apps require you to take your attention away from the task at hand. Flutter is a new way to control iTunes with the swipe of your hand in front of your Mac. Read on and we'll show you how to set it up.
Connecting to web services on your home Mac over the internet can be a pain, especially if you’re having to remember your home's IP Address. This can be solved with a free solution from DynDNS. In this how-to, we’ll show you how to easily create a domain name for your home use (using DynDNS), allowing you to easily connect back to your home computers without using an IP Address.
This week's tips will show you how to take control of wirelessly updating your apps, and we'll offer up some tips on using your iOS device to help you meet your health and fitness goals in 2011. We'll also take a look how you can manipulate the search results you see when using Spotlight search on iOS devices. By the end of this column, you'll definitely have some more useful tips to use and show off to your friends.
By default iTunes will automatically sync any iPhone, iPad, iPod, or iPod touch when any of these devices is attached to your computer using a USB sync cable. If you'd prefer to manually sync your iOS Device you can. Here's how: launch iTunes, open iTunes Preferences, select the Device tab, and check the box next to Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically.
This weeks tips will show you how to take control of backups, which are an important part of the sync process each time you connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your computer. You'll learn how to speed up your backup performance, how to protect your backups from prying eyes, manage your backups, and how to precent them from occurring.
Ok, this is reminding me that the toys of my youth were significantly less awesome than what's on the market today. Per Touch Arcade, a new game is in the works for the super-awesome Parrot AR Drone Wi-Fi quadricopter. The app, known as "AR. Pursuit", will function as a "two-player pursuit game" that will have a duo of AR.Drone-equipped people shooting it out in a digital space while flying their Drones in the real world.
This week, we'll be taking a look at Apple's Voice Control on the iPhone. This feature was introduced on the iPhone 3GS, works on the iPhone 4, and lets you use the included Apple earbuds with a remote and mic, or any other compatible earbuds and headphones. Get ready to start telling your iPhone what to do, but be prepared to listen once in a while because the device might have something to say back. Sorry iPad users, you'll have to sit out on this one.
I recently had a breakthrough moment that made me realize how dramatically the technology world has improved since the introduction of the iPhone. I was sitting in a taxi in New York City when my mom called me with an urgent Mac problem that needed to be solved immediately. Now, talking someone through a solution over the phone can quickly become an exercise in frustration. But not this time around.