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How to reset and get into a locked iPhone or iPad

Picture this -- you've got a family member who changes the password on a device that you've given them, and promptly forgets it. Or, maybe, a child …

Amazon Echo Update Adds iCloud Calendar Feature: Here's How to Enable It

Amazon this morning announced the availability of a new software update for its range of Alexa-powered Echo devices, which will enable users to sync …

How to Clean Up and Optimize Your Sluggish Mac

Your Mac is running a little slow these days. It takes forever to boot up. You have to delete something just to download that file attachment from …

Operating Systems

Quadro is a super-charged Touch Bar that runs on iOS devices

You don’t have to break the bank on a new MacBook Pro to get Touch Bar functionality. Thanks to an app called Quadro, you can add a super-powered Touch Bar with even more features than the real thing to any Mac or Windows PC.<p>Lots of apps turn your iOS device into an extension of your computer, …

This VPN is as easy to use as it is to afford [Deals]

Getting online means leaving a trail of personal data that can expose you to attacks and identity theft. Hotspot Shield vastly reduces that risk, encrypting and anonymizing your traffic through a simple one-click interface. And right now you can connect 5 devices simultaneously by signing up for a …

Information Systems

9 Hidden iPhone Features to Start Using ASAP

Whether you've been a loyal iPhone user for years or you're hoping to unwrap one over the holidays this year, there's always <i>something</i> to learn about the reigning smartphone supreme. We took a deep-dive into iOS 10 and the iPhone 7 to uncover the little-known tips, tricks, and features that are both …

AirPods alternatives and the best TV shows of 2016 on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: An honest look at <i>Super Mario Run</i>; we review better-sounding AirPods alternatives; the cool new stuff in the iOS and tvOS updates; and we reveal the hands-down <i>best</i> TV shows of 2016!<p>This episode supported by: Jamf Now, the affordable, cloud-based solution you can rely on to …

TV

Duet Display brings Apple’s Touch Bar to any iPad

I've long been a fan of Duet Display's ability to turn my five-year-old iPad into a surprisingly responsive and portable secondary display for my laptop. Now Duet is about to get just a little bit more interesting thanks to a new option that adds a Touch Bar to the bottom of the display, whether …

6 simple ways to improve your Wi-Fi signal

With Google’s OnHub router attracting a lot of press lately, we thought it’d be a good time to run down some easy ways you can improve your Wi-Fi …

Weekend Scripter: Exploring Windows PowerShell 5

<b>Summary</b>: Teresa Wilson, Powershell MVP, talks about exploring Windows PowerShell 5.0 on Windows 10.Teresa Wilson, AKA the Scripting Wife, is here. …

Windows 10 – Be VERY Careful!

Once again, Microsoft screwed the world with its Windows 10 feature called Wi-Fi Sense. This nasty feature has serious legal implications for it will …

Windows 10

The Surveillance State Goes Mainstream: Windows 10 Is Watching (& Logging) Everything

If Edward Snowden's patriotic exposure of all things 'super secret surveillance state' in America were not enough, Newsweek reports that, as 10s of …

Windows 7 and 8 users are now prompted to get Windows 10

Windows 10: How to fix slow boot-up issues after free upgrade

Sluggish start-up times can be resolved with this troubleshooting guide.<p>Windows 10 users who are affected by slow boot-up issues can blame the …

How to reset Windows 10 on a Microsoft Surface

Once in a while, even our trustiest devices get bogged down or run into errors that require drastic measures. Whether it’s a slow system, corrupt …

BodyGuardz UltraTough Clear ScreenGuardz for Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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Inateck Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Case Review

When you get a really nice tablet, you don’t want to keep it out in the open or tuck it under your arm when moving from place to place. Keeping it …

Gear & Gadgets

Annoying networking or Wi-Fi issues with your Mac? Try this fix

OS X Yosemite brought lots of new features and improvements to the Mac, but it introduced some frustrating Wi-Fi and networking issues, too. Apple …

Max out your privacy with Apple

Apple doesn't merely keep your personal data private, they increasingly make it harder for them (or anyone) to even collect it in the first place. …

Information Systems

How to keep Mac email from giving away info to spammers

Back in the good old days, emails used to contain text, and that was it. Now they're chock-full of complex graphics and HTML-based layouts. Most of …

How-To: Clean and speed up your Mac with free, trustworthy downloads

“My Mac used to be fast, but now it’s running so slow.” I’ve heard many versions of this complaint, and they’re always factually true, not just opinions: Macs do become sluggish over time, even if all of their chips and hard drives are working like new.<p>I’ve devoted several columns to hardware …

Make Your Mac Go Faster: Top 10 Tips

Whether your Mac is new or old, you could probably always do with a little extra speed. Though there are lots of things you can do to improve the …

Make iOS Calendar look the way you want

Oh, that pesky list view in your iOS Calendar app. It sure likes to go missing in various iOS updates, doesn’t it, like in iOS 7 when it just, sort of, disappeared.<p>It’s not totally gone now in iOS 8.3, but there is a new way to access it along with a new layout. There are also some funky ways to …

Mac|Life

In-depth Apple advice for all your devices<p>Our team of writers has been using Apple products for years, and knows them inside and out, as well as the …

How to Have Siri Read Text to You on iPhone

The Accessibility features on iPhone are useful for those who are visually impaired; but they can also be useful to others, such as those occasions when it might be more convenient to have your iPhone or iPad read to you. Unless you're visually impaired, you may not want to enable VoiceOver via the …

Safari (Browser)

Upload photos to iCloud Photo Library from a computer

When Apple first launched the iCloud Photo Library beta alongside iOS 8.1, the ability to upload photos to your library from a computer was missing.<p>With a new Photos app supposed to launch in early 2015, Apple had limited the upload process to only iOS devices running the latest version of iOS.<p>But …

iCloud

An Update On The Viability Of iCloud Photo Library

All the trouble I took to set up iCloud Photo Library is paying off. I transferred 12,000 photos over to my iPad in order to have my complete photo library available on all of my devices, but one of my main concerns was how much space this would ultimately take up on my 64 GB iPhone 5S and Air …

IPad Air