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How-to: Use Preview to put signatures on PDF’s, Pages Documents, and Mail messages

As we have written about in previous articles, Preview is a valuable tool in OS X that does not get a lot of press. In this article, we will review how you can use Preview to capture your signature using the iSight camera on a Mac, then use it in Pages documents, to sign PDF documents, and as an …

How-To: Upgrade the SSD in your MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro, boosting size & speed

Over the past two weeks, I’ve written about the (surprisingly easy) process of adding solid state drives (SSDs) to radically speed up older iMacs, and the varied challenge levels of adding SSDs to older Mac Pros, Mac minis, and non-Retina MacBooks. Today’s guide looks at the <b>easiest SSD</b> …

MacBook Air

Ask: How to Reinstall OS X without the DVD

Got an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question? We've got the answer. This time in Ask, we'll tell you how to install Mac OS X on a brand-new hard drive, …

Lose Your Belly Fat

Your step-by-step plan for making your gut disappear<p>There's a secret every trainer in Hollywood knows, and it's one you should know, too: "The fastest way to look like you've packed on 20 pounds of muscle is to lose 10 pounds of fat," says Alan Aragon, M. S., the <i>Men's Health</i> Weight-Loss Coach and …

Trust Us, Change Your Yosemite Font From Helvetica to San Francisco

Brittle, anemic Helvetica is simply not a good choice as a default display font for Apple's operating system. That's why I'm pretty excited about …

San Francisco

How to fix the most annoying problems with OS X Yosemite

As a relatively new version of Apple’s desktop operating system, Yosemite is understandably imperfect. In the past, we’ve covered how to fix the …

Toshiba Canvio 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive: $49 shipped (orig. $120)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers the Toshiba Canvio 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for <b>$49 with free shipping</b>. That’s just about the best price we …

Photive HYDRA Rugged Water Proof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker $40 shipped (orig. $139)

The bonus deal of the day at Amazon is the Photive HYDRA Rugged Water Proof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for only <b>$39.95</b> shipped. That’s 71% off the list price and the lowest it’s ever been sold for on Amazon.<p>This speaker is waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and rated for 100% protection against water …

AirParrot 2 brings Mac & Windows screen mirroring to Chromecast, drag and drop media streaming

AirParrot, the app that lets you send your desktop display to an Apple TV-connected TV, is today releasing version 2 with Chromecast support and number of other new features. Sure, you can mirror your Mac’s display to an Apple TV using Apple’s built-in AirPlay feature, but AirParrot provides …

Hotel Tonight iOS/Android app offers $7 rooms on Black Friday

Hotel Tonight, the popular day-of reservation app for iOS and Android will be offering hotel deals in both the US and UK starting at <b>$7</b> on Black Friday. Hotel Tonight says that these deals will be strategically located next to major shopping centers and outlet malls, so that shoppers can “grab a …

iFixit: How to fix your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in 21 easy guides

iFixit gave Apple’s iPhone 6 a repairability score of 7, the highest ever for Apple’s flagship and most popular device in their September teardown. That bodes well for folks who want to take their iPhone repairs into their own hands, though perhaps it’s best to give the Geniuses at Apple a chance …

Yosemite & iOS 8 How-to: Set up and use Handoff

Now that Yosemite is out, with iOS 8 devices you are now able to use Handoff. Handoff will allow you to seamlessly start a task on one device, and pick it up on another device. So for example you start writing a paper on your iPad and then you want to continue it on your Mac, or you start writing …

Get the best airline price with Google Now's flight price monitor card

Google is making airline shopping a bit easier with a new flight price monitor card in Google Now. When you search for a flight through Google, …

How to master Messages in iOS 8

I’ve pretty much become a full-time texter these days, using Apple’s Messages app on my Mac and iPhone to send iMessages (to friends and contacts who use iOS or OS X) as well as regular text messages (to people outside the Apple ecosystem).<p>iOS 8 brings great new changes to the mobile version of the …

iOS

Have A MacBook Air? This Hack Might Make Your Screen Even Better

With me recently acquiring a MacBook Air, like any geek, I tried to find any ways in which to make it better. And I've found a way to make the …

Three tips to get more love/money for your now old iPhone: Unlock, fix and boxing

It is ‘upgrade to iPhone 5s/5c day’ today so a lot of you will be passing your now old iPhones down to loved ones or selling them through various services. Here are 3 tips to make that gift a little nicer or get a little bit more in a sale.<p>1. Unlock your iPhone. Your iPhone is worth a lot more if …

The iPhone as an intelligent remote control, and a DIY silent disco device – Apple patents

An iPhone may fall under the generic heading of a mobile phone, but a combination of the convenience of apps and the ability to use the iPhone as a remote for everything from playing a movie to changing the color of our lighting means that many of us use them at home almost as much as we do when …

How to: Access stunning hi-res OS X screensaver images to use as wallpaper

Mountain Lion includes a set of 44 beautiful screensaver images in stunning 3200×2000 resolution, ideal for use as wallpaper on Retina MacBook Pros, Thunderbolt Displays and larger Cinema Displays.<p>Getting access to the images to use as wallpaper takes just a few seconds. Instructions</i> …

How to Downgrade From iOS 7 Beta 1 to iOS 6.1.3

- Jun 12, 2013<p>While Apple’s new iOS beta is fun to experiment with, and useful for developers, but let’s face it: It’s not for everyone, and not …

How to Transfer Your Time Machine Backup To a New Hard Drive

- Apr 25, 2013<p>As someone who has used Apple’s Time Machine backup feature (along with CarbonCopyCloner) for many years, I’ve grown to trust and rely …

How to Enable HiDPI ‘Retina’ Graphics on a Non-Retina Mac

- Jan 30, 2013<p>Apple has already begun the process of bringing Retina graphics to their non-Retina Macs – but for many users (or developers testing …