Jonathan D Leonard

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How to add a fast new SSD to your old Mac or MacBook for only $150

When I first wrote about using solid state drives (SSDs) to radically improve the performance of older Macs, high-capacity SSDs were just beginning to become affordable. Replacing a Mac’s 500GB or 1TB hard drive with a same-sized SSD required at least $250 back then, but the benefits were …

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The powerful iOS 11 features you haven’t heard of, this week on The CultCast

This week on <i>The CultCast</i>: More of the powerful new iOS 11 features you’ve never heard of! Plus: The talented app that will harnesses the power of Apple’s new augmented reality features; Scott Forstall is back, and he’s sharing the bizarre story of how the original iPhone <i>really</i> came to be; and …

21 Insane Gadgets To Make Your iPhone Even Cooler

Because carrying a handheld computer isn't high-tech enough.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

How to install beta software on a separate partition

Itching to run the latest macOS beta, but don’t want to upgrade your primary Mac installation with a beta release? You’d be wise to carefully …

How-To: Clean your iOS device with free downloads, recovering lost space

When Apple was designing the Mac app iDVD, then-CEO Steve Jobs directed his development team to build a dead-simple DVD-burning application: instead of a mess of options and windows, Jobs wanted one window with one button marked “Burn,” which would be pressed once the desired video file was …

Pro tips for traveling with your MacBook

Being a workaholic means I’m always taking my MacBook with me wherever I travel, but carrying around a $2,000 machine is a constant risk. In today’s s video I show you everything you need to know to keep your MacBook safe while you’re on the move.<p>The video will teach you all you need to know about …

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Learn how to automate your Mac

If you've ever taken stock of the factory-installed apps included on your Mac, you've probably seen Automator but you may have never used it. What …

Pointers: Outlining with Evernote (OS X, iOS) - (Mar 27)

There is a reason why the outlining features of Evernote are not the most widely-used feature of that software: they're not the best feature. They're …

How to set up a paperless office using your Mac or iPhone

Sick of the mountains of paper stacking up in your inbox? You’ve probably heard about the joys of having a paperless office, maybe even thought about setting one up, but didn’t know how.<p>Well, here’s how. Not only is it easy to set to do, it can totally change your life.<p>Here’s how to use your Mac …

Wallpaper Weekends: Batman for Your Mac

- Feb 21, 2015<p>Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, and Mac.<p>Wallpapers …

Amazon Echo review

Amazon Echo ReviewLoads of potential in this talking Bluetooth speaker<p>by Phil Nickinson<br>Feb. 21, 2015<p>Everything has to be smarter these days. …

iCloud Drive: The ultimate guide

Apple provides a cloud-based storage service, called iCloud, that makes it possible for us to sync our documents and files across all of our iPhone, …

This Game Simulates Building Ikea Furniture

Ikea makes some neat affordable furniture, but those products aren’t exactly well known for their easy assembly. If you want to experience the challenge of building IKEA furniture without having to buy actual furniture, then Höme Improvisåtion is the game for you.<p>Made by a team of four people over …

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Presenting iPhone Life’s Best of CES 2015 Winners! | iPhoneLife.com

Looking for a glimpse into the future? That's why hundreds of thousands of people flock to Las Vegas each year for the annual Consumer Electronics Show, where tech companies from all over the world debut their most innovative new products.<p>A dedicated team of <i>iPhone Life</i> writers combed the far …

Seagate and LaCie debut fashionable/wireless hard drives for iOS and Mac ahead of 2015 CES

Seagate and its LaCie subsidiary have announced five new hard drives just ahead of this week’s 2015 CES, including two new iOS-compatible wireless models and three new Mac-only disks. All except one will be available in January from the company’s web sites.<p>For iOS, the 500GB <b>Seagate Wireless</b> ($130) …

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Will music be free in the future?

As corporations and musicians look for new ways to get our attention – and our money - what does this mean for the fans? Greg Kot explains.<p>From Taylor Swift and U2 to Garth Brooks and Iggy Pop, there has been a lot of noise in recent weeks from artists and bands testing new business models, …

iOS 8.1 Brings iCloud Photo Library to All Users, With Images Accessible on iOS Devices, iCloud.com

iOS 8.1, released to the public earlier today, included Apple Pay support as its most notable feature, but it also brought several other updates to the mobile operating system, including iCloud Photo Library. With iOS 8.1, the iCloud Photo Library beta is now available to all iOS 8 users, as is a …

iOS 8 Changed How I Work on My iPhone and iPad – MacStories

When I reviewed iOS 7 last year, I took a different approach and tried to consider Apple's redesigned OS from the perspective of someone who uses iPhones and iPads for work and personal tasks on a daily basis. I noted that a new structure enabled developers to make more powerful apps, and I …

OS X Yosemite: An In-Depth Look at Markup and Mail Drop in the Mail App

OS X Yosemite has brought some major changes to Apple's Mail app, and those changes aren't limited to a simple visual overhaul. Mail may have a new look, but it also has several new features like Mail Drop and Markup.<p>With Markup, you can annotate images and PDFs from directly within the Mail app. …

A List of OS X Yosemite Apps With Notification Center Widgets, Share Support, and More

Yesterday, Apple launched OS X Yosemite which brought a complete redesign to the OS and a number of features like Continuity, an enhanced Notification Center with widget support, iCloud Drive, and more. A number of developers have updated their apps to take advantage of those new features, and …

Tips for getting the most out of OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite packs a lot of new features inside a cleaner, flatter interface on the Mac. It’s a big upgrade, and there’s a lot to take in at first glance.<p>Whether you’re a Mac novice or a seasoned expert, there’s plenty to explore in the latest version of OS X. Wondering how to get started? Here …

What's Coming in iOS 8.1: Apple Pay, SMS Relay, Instant Hotspot, Camera Roll, and More

During yesterday's iPad-centric media event, Apple executives announced that the first major update to iOS 8, iOS 8.1, would be released to the public on Monday, October 20.<p>First seeded to developers at the end of September, iOS 8.1 promises to bring a quite a few significant features to the …

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 …

How to secure your iPhone with iOS 8 password managers and Touch ID

There are two enhanced features of iOS 8 that can change how users manage their secure information. The first is Apple’s decision to open up Touch ID …

iWork Suite for iPad Updated: Adds iCloud Drive Support & More

The iWork suite for iPad – Keynote, Numbers, and Pages – has been updated this week. Each of the apps is now at Version 2.5 following this latest update.<p>This update brings support for iCloud Drive, a major part of Apple’s upgrade to iCloud in iOS 8. It also makes it easier to share documents from …

Get your hands on iOS 8’s gorgeous new wallpapers right here

With its latest iOS 8 beta, Apple added a bunch of gorgeous new wallpapers. Some of them appeared on stage during the company’s special event on Tuesday, and others can be seen on the its website decorating the home screens of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.<p>But you don’t need to wait until iOS …

iOS

The Apple Watch: What We Got Versus What We Hoped For

To say I wasn't overly impressed by the Apple Watch would be an understatement. To say I don't like the Apple Watch would be an overstatement. I get it, the Apple Watch is a huge evolutionary step forward, especially for a company known for making shrewd and cautious moves when it comes to entering …

iOS 8 key features

iOS 8, Apple's newest operating system, will become available to download today. Rhiannon Williams rounds up the main features to look forward to<p><b>• Apple iOS: a brief history</b><p>Since <b>Apple</b> announced iOS 8, its latest iPhone and iPad operating system at its annual WorldWide Developers' Conference (WWDC) …