As you may know, jailbreaking is the best way to "hack" your iPhone or iPad to get the features and apps you want that Apple and the App Store won't provide. The latest jailbreak tool to hit the streets is called Absinthe 2.0 and it allows any iOS 5.1.1 device to be jailbroken, including the latest iPad. Read on to find out how to take the plunge and easily jailbreak your iOS device.
There are times when your Mac may misbehave and refuse to boot into OS X. You may get a sad Mac face, an audible beep, or another ailment keeping your Mac from properly booting. When this happens, you can troubleshoot your Mac by using boot options to run an Apple Hardware Test, or booting with extensions disabled. Sometimes, launching your Mac this way can help save you a trip to the Apple Store. Don’t panic when this happens to your Mac. Instead, turn to this guide in which we explain all of the various boot options in OS X that may help return your Mac to normal.
By now, you know that Evernote is a great application for keeping your data in sync across multiple platforms. But while Evernote has a myriad of useful features -- like the ability to take voice memos and install other add-ons that work in conjunction with its services --it can end up feeling like bloatware.
Fortunately, there's a simpler alternative that doesn't run circles around your head with extraneous features. With Simplenote and Notational Velocity, you can keep the core functionality of Evernote's archiving and listing system and opt out of all those other extra features that you don't use. Don't need add-ons and voice notation? No problem. Read on to find out how to set up a simpler note-taking service across your Macs and iOS devices.
The iPhone, iPad and iPod touch have changed the way we cope with really boring events, like long plane trips or budget meetings. You can, with the tap of a few buttons, download new movies, music, TV shows, books, and apps from wherever you are, as long as you are connected to the internet. Say your plane is delayed and you are stuck in the airport with nothing to do? Boom. You just grabbed two or three episodes of your favorite show on your iPhone, or the latest bestselling novel on your iPad.
But, once you get home, how do you get all of those goodies back on your Mac to watch later? That's what we're here to tell you.
We've heard reports of Macs falling asleep and having trouble waking up after an install of Lion. It might sound like something out of Sleeping Beauty, except without the Prince to kiss your Mac and wake it up. If you're having problems waking up your Mac, try troubleshooting it with these suggestions after the cut.
Occasionally your Mac may refuse to boot due to any number of problems; however, you can still get to your important files so long as your hard drive is still intact. To do this, we’ll use a little-known boot utility called Target Disk Mode. Using this mode, you can connect your misbehaving Mac to another Mac and use it as an external hard drive, allowing you to retrieve your files and stow them at an alternative location.
Whether you're selling your Mac or just doing a little spring cleaning, keeping your Mac clean not only ensures that your machine works well, but that it also looks good. From cleaning your screen, to dusting your trackpad and magic mouse, we've got you covered in this guide. Learn all of the tips for cleaning and reconditioning your Mac desktops and notebooks.
Regardless of what you use your computer for, there’s one thing that’s in common with all set ups: a display. There are tons of different display manufacturers to choose from with varying standards of quality, and because of this, each of your displays may not have the exact same color accuracy. There is a remedy however: your Mac's built-in Display Calibrator Assistant. Read on and we’ll show you how to ensure you’ll always see the most vivid, true color on your display.
Feeling lazy? Don't bother tippa-tapping away at your keyboard. Instead, tell your Mac what to do! That's right--show it who's boss with the built-in OS X Speech Recognition service. Read on to find out how to use your voice to do simple things like open applications and check to make sure it's Monday. But, y'know, be kind, use a bit of discretion and say please and thank you afterward. Your Mac will appreciate it.