Holidays such as the 4th of July are boom times for developers -- folks have a day off and are more likely to tap "Buy Now" than on a regular work day. But imagine how frustrated you might be if that new purchase crashed immediately upon launch -- and it's even worse for the developers who can't do anything about it.
When it comes to home networking, wireless seems to be the trend. But while one Wi-Fi networking on its own works wonders, you may soon discover that as your neighbors add on their own wireless networks your own Wi-Fi speeds will diminish. This kind of interference can make it difficult to stream video through YouTube and Netflix, or play video games over the internet. Fortunately, there are a few precautionary meaures you can take to avoid this kind of interference. Read on to find out how!
I have a Samsung ML-2010 laser printer that has been working fine on an iMac running Mac OS 10.7.3. However, the printer has recently stopped printing unless I first unplug and replug the USB cable from the back of the computer. I’ve tried numerous things, but still can’t get it to work. Any ideas?
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.
It’s not surprising that any number of things can go wrong during a major operating system upgrade, especially considering the potential number of different user configurations and computers available. OS X Lion has purred along for most users (UI changes aside), but that doesn’t mean one or two bugaboos can’t be lurking in the big cat’s furry mane.
Apple didn’t dominate the tech world until it’d been in operation for roughly 20 years. “Overnight sensations” like Facebook and Twitter actually needed a couple years to take off. Even Luke didn’t turn into a proper Jedi until the third movie. Yes, mastery doesn’t come easily—unless you read this guide. We’ll show you the power-user secrets you need to wring the coolest and most cutting-edge functionality from your iDevices.
Frustrated by slow movie rental downloads via iTunes or your Apple TV? As it turns out, it may not be your broadband connection at fault, but rather a free domain name service (DNS) such as Google DNS or OpenDNS.
This week's tips cover touchscreen issues with the iPhone and iPod touch. We'll also take a look at some keyboard tips for all iOS devices that help you to be better and faster at typing contractions, and we'll explore how to clear out the auto-correct dictionary. Also, we'll show you a cool tip about how to convert any document from any app into a PDF file, and the into iTunes for syncing to iBooks.
Apple’s MobileMe is a great solution for Mac users with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (particularly if you own more than one of them), dutifully keeping your contacts, calendars and other data synced across computers and mobile devices -- that is, until something goes horribly awry, and then it can be a nightmare worthy of Halloween legends. Here are some tips for getting such problems solved -- without length tech support calls.
Mac problems? Isn’t that an oxymoron? If you just switched to the Mac
from Windows, you might be thinking that you accidentally picked up one
of your old PC magazines--and, by the way, we’ve got solutions to the seven most common problems
switchers encounter, too. If you’re a longtime Mac user, you could even
be wondering where we get off accusing the Mac platform of being
problematic. Using a Mac is generally painless and trouble free,
but things can go wrong. Read on to see our Ultimate Mac Troubleshooting Guide.