Have you dumped an important file you meant to keep? Did you change a file and then save it when you didn't intend to? Don’t worry: there are techniques and software tools that are able to recover trashed or altered files if this occurs.
Wherever there’s a Mac being used for work, there’s often a mug of coffee close by. If you do happen to spill coffee on your keyboard — or worse, knock the entire mug and its contents onto the lower half of your MacBook — don’t drop into the fetal position and start bawling; disaster can still be averted.
If you use your Mac for word processing, creating and editing spreadsheets, or putting the finishing touches to a slideshow presentation, you need a suite of office applications with the right tools. The Microsoft Office suite is near ubiquitous, but we’ve been waiting for an update to the Mac version since 2011, and it’s still relatively expensive. While iWork is now free, it lacks some of the features that come with other office suites. LibreOffice, however, is not only completely free, but it’s constantly updated with improvements and new features.
If you’ve used any reasonably recent Apple gear along with iCloud, you’ll know how valuable and convenient cloud-based data syncing can be. Instead of manually copying contacts and calendar appointments to individual devices, for example, everything’s up to date within seconds of you opening the relevant app. The main problem with iCloud is that it’s not (yet) universal. Many apps and games lack any kind of cloud sync at all. There are, however, ways around this.
Improving your Numbers skillset can take some effort, but with this tutorial we can have a little fun at the same time. Here, learn how to design an interactive quiz you can use just for kicks or for educational purposes, then share it with friends and family — and it'll let you brush up on some spreadsheet techniques as well.
When photographing some subjects, such as wildlife, it can be a challenge to position the elements in the most aesthetically pleasing parts of the frame. Fortunately, with Photoshop Elements, there are effective post-production solutions to creating a more balanced composition and countering this sort of problem — including Photoshop Elements 12’s new, intelligent Content-Aware Move tool (which is also available to users of Adobe Photoshop CC).
OS X has evolved and became better of the years, and while it's changed names, at its core, it's still the same basic operating system that Steve Jobs introduced back in 2000. Over the years, Apple has added new features, and new shortcuts as well. That's why we'd like to present to you the top 5 OS X tips and tricks that all Apple users should know. Once you learn how to use them, you'll wonder how you ever lived without them.
It wasn't that long ago that the only viable option for word processing was on desktop or laptop computer. But writing apps have made great strides on tablets in recent years — with the release of iOS 7, Pages even got a thorough makeover and is available to new-device owners for free. Pages for iOS is a powerful portable publishing tool, but it does have a bit of a learning curve. Fortunately, this guide is here to get you up to speed on everything you need to know.
You’ve got a microphone. You’ve got some web space. And you have a great idea for a podcast. Now, it’s onto the fun bit — the recording. It might seem overwhelming at first, but don't worry — this step-by-step tutorial will help you master the art of making your own podcast.
Siri has much improved with the release of iOS 7, and the option to have a male voice instead of the female voice first encountered on the iPhone 4S marks only the beginning of the changes. There are so many features, in fact, that even seasoned users such as myself don't know the full range of options available. As 9to5 Mac points out, that's why PhoneBuff's roughly eight-minute video showing different commands seems so handy.