Keith Stillinger

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Free app Tweak and Tuneup boosts performance of your Mac

<i>This post is brought to you by Systweak Software, creator of free performance-boosting Mac app Tweak and Tuneup.</i><p>To get the most out of your Mac, you should occasionally purge all the unwanted files that can negatively affect your system’s speed and efficiency. It’s crucial maintenance, but manually …

Oddball USB stick offers infinite iPhone storage

Slo-mo videos have become my favorite new thing to shoot with the iPhone 6 Plus now that Apple added the ability to spit out gorgeous vids at 240 FPS, but my slo-mo addiction comes at a heavy cost: storage space.<p>The best smartphone camera in the world doesn’t mean jack if your 16GB iPhone can’t …

Portable

iPad Tips: iOS 7 Gesture Guide

Let’s be honest, sometimes it can look a bit weird to the uninitiated outsider when they see you magically waving your fingers in different ways all over your shiny iPad (things look even weirder if you start talking to it via Siri too). However, from a user’s point of view, gestures on the iPad …

Add Your Own Mailboxes To iOS 7 Mail App [iOS Tips]

We’ve shown you how to enable the hidden Smart Mailboxes in iOS 7, which is a great way to manage your email in Apple’s own built-in Mail app.<p>If you’re like many of us, though, you’ll have a few folders for organizing your mail as it comes in. I use Mailbox on my iPhone, but Mail app on my iPad, …

Five Tricky, Advanced Ways To Save Space On Your Mac Hard Drive [Feature]

Saving space on your Mac’s hard drive is more important than ever, especially if you use one with a faster but smaller solid state drive in it, like my Macbook Air. Being able to manage your space wisely is the key here, and once you’ve done the obvious things, like pare down your Applications …

How to Effectively Use the Notes App in iOS & OS X

The Notes app. It's been around since day-one in the life of iOS. The Mac version is now available for Mountain Lion, and it's fully …

How to use VoiceOver and visual accessibility on iPhone and iPad

iPhones and iPads aren't just for those with perfect, 20/20 vision. Using the accessibility features — functions like inverting colors and VoiceOver …

Visual Design

Mastering Mac OS X Calendar: Create A Quick Event Using Natural Language [OS X Tips]

As a user of Google calendar, I’ve often ignored Mac OS X’s Calendar app, formerly iCal, for the bright internet lights of the easy to use, sharable online calendar from the folks in Mountain View, California.<p>I forget, though, that Calendar has a ton of great features for folks who really don’t …

CultofMac.com Bags Best Blog Award in Apple Category

We were a pain, I know, bugging you guys to vote for us in 2010 Golden Retrevo Awards.<p>But it paid off — we won a 2010 Golden Retrevo Award for outstanding achievements in the “All Things Apple” space. The awards honor the “best and brightest independent gadget blogs on the web.”<p>Many thanks for your …

The seven best OS X tricks you're not using

It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it: find <i>overlooked</i> OS X tricks. Sometimes I hunt for them; sometimes I just run across them. Here’s a …

Five Secret iOS Gestures You Need To Know About [Feature]

The iPhone and iPad are magical devices because of one thing: the well-designed hardware and software works in conjunction to make everything just work. The iOS operating system is a thing of beauty, not least of which because there is so much to explore and learn about.<p>As a touch-based platform, …

Mastering iMessages On Your iPhone: Send Batches Of Photos To Your Friends [iOS Tips]

Here’s another one of those tips that should be blindingly obvious, but isn’t. At least, it wasn’t to me, at first.<p>If you try to send a photo via iMessage (or text message), you’re limited to one photo at a time. Go ahead and give it a shot. I’ll wait. No, really–give it a shot.<p>See? From the …

How to Enable Two-Step Verification for Your Apple ID – MacStories

Today, as originally reported by 9to5Mac, Apple has rolled out two-step verification for Apple IDs. Two-step verification makes it more difficult for someone to compromise your Apple ID by adding an additional layer of security. In this case, it’s an iOS device you own such as your iPhone (iPads …

How To Turn Off In App Purchases on the iPad / iOS

Recently there’s been plenty of news coverage of young kids running up ridiculous bills on their parents’ credit cards when playing what they thought were free games on the iPad or iPhone.<p>In fact they were playing ‘freemium’ games – games that are free to install but offer numerous In-App purchase …

iCloud Tips: How To Create a Shared Photo Stream and Make It a Public Website

Photo Stream is one of the cool features that are part of Apple’s iCloud service. Shared Photo Streams are one of the best things about Photo Stream. A shared Photo Stream, as the name would imply, lets you easily and almost instantly share a particular set of photos with family and friends.<p>Even …

Need iPad Help – Just Ask

Got an iPad question you can’t find a good answer for? Need some help on fixing an iPad problem? Or just want to learn some great tips & tricks to get more out of your iPad? I’m happy to help out.<p>We’ve even got a page for that here: http://ipadinsight.com/help-page/<p>Here’s some of the topics I can …