G Ricketson

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What's the killer app for the new Apple TV?

<b>Plex</b><p>The arrival of Plex on the Apple TV is the showstopper in my home. Think of Plex like Netflix for your home entertainment library, making it easy …

Smart TV

How to tell if someone is stealing your Wi-Fi?

Is your Wi-Fi connection sometimes a little sluggish or unresponsive? Perhaps your monthly allowance seems to run out a little too quickly? If that’s the case, then it’s possible that someone might be piggybacking on your home wireless network. This guide will walk you through a few tips to check …

Wi-Fi

How-To: Hide the menu bar in OS X [Video]

If you’re running OS X El Capitan, it’s possible to hide the menu bar on your primary display. Hiding the menu bar works very much like a hidden Dock in OS X, in that when you move your cursor to the edge of the screen, the menu bar reappears from its hidden state. In this post we’ll show you how …

AirDrop: The Ultimate Guide

How to turn on AirDrop for iPhone or iPad<p>AirDrop lets you choose between enabling it for just your contacts or for everyone. "Contacts" requires more …

More Details On Apple Music Revamp Revealed

Yesterday we heard that Apple Music would be getting a revamp at this years WWDC in June and now we have some more details on what changes will be …

Apple

This tiny smart plug will solve almost all your Wi-Fi connection problems

I've owned plenty of home Wi-Fi routers over the years, and I'm continually dumbfounded why manufacturers make it so hard to perform a simple reset. …

How to Reveal Hidden Menus on the New Apple TV

Here’s a fun little secret you might not know about. Within the Settings app of the tvOS powered Apple TV are hidden menus that lets you change some …

Smart TV

Vanquish Wi-Fi dead zones by turning an old router into a wireless extender

If you’ve got an old router collecting dust somewhere, there’s a good chance you can turn it into a repeater yourself. The default firmware included …

Spring clean your Mac with these awesome apps

No matter the size of your Mac’s hard drive, there will come a time when you need to free up some space. Having a full hard drive can make your Mac feel sluggish, and running out of space can be terrifying.<p>Sifting through your archive of files may seem like a daunting task. But don’t fear — these …

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer (Mac & PC) without iTunes

With every iPhone user, there comes a point when you want to know how to transfer photos from your iPhone to the computer, whether it be a Mac or PC. Uploading and downloading your pictures from iPhone is a smart way to create more storage space on your iOS device. There are a multitude of ways in …

Mobile Photography

How to get Apple Maps on your Apple TV (sort of)

Have you ever tried to plan a trip with your posse while gathered around your iPhone? It’s kind of a mess. The tiny screen doesn’t really lend itself to larger viewings. Even an iPad is much smaller than one of those big-old paper maps we used to use to group plan.<p>If you want to use a big screen to …

Give your router new superpowers by installing DD-WRT

Frustrated by the software limitations on your router? Go ahead and replace that software with the Linux-powered DD-WRT firmware. Maybe you want to …

Want to Make Your Dreams Come True? Think Like a Homesteader

I was listening to a TED Talk the other day and the presenter was speaking about amazing things she was able to accomplish in her teens and early 20's because she was, to paraphrase, "too young and naïve to know that failure was a possibility."<p>That statement struck a chord with me, because it was …

Helicopter Parenting Has Given Birth To A Generation of Entitled Victims

Overparenting is widely recognized as a problematic approach to raising kids. For nearly a decade, studies have shown how the rise of the "helicopter parent" has been worsening children's anxiety and school performance in the K-12 years. Now we're witnessing what happens when the overparented child …

Want to Raise Resilient Kids? A Navy SEAL Says Always Do This

Resilience is defined as "<i>the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.</i>"<p>It's a characteristic of some of the world's most successful people. It's also a required trait to endure and succeed in some of the toughest specialties in the U.S. military.<p>Over on Task and Purpose (a site for …

How to survive an iPhone with only 16GB of storage

Good news: There are no more 16GB iPhones (£1,149 at Apple) in Apple's lineup. Even the lowest-end iPhone SE (£450 at Amazon Marketplace) and iPhone 6s (£450 at Amazon Marketplace) SKUs come with 32GB, which, let's face it, is the bare minimum you need these days.<p>Of course, maybe you've already got …

Batteries

How to Set Up and Use VIP Mail on Your iPhone

VIP Mail is an easy way to make sure you don’t miss emails from contacts you consider your "Very Important Persons." In your Mail app, you can set up a Mailbox to which all the mail from your VIP automatically filters. Your VIPs will also have a gray star next to their names across all of your mail …

Simple iPhone trick frees up storage space you didn’t know you had

Quick — go check and see if you have enough free space on your iPhone.<p>I’m guessing you’re like the rest of us, and can use a little more — especially if you’ve got a smaller iPhone in the 16 GB range.<p>If you’re looking to free up some storage space on any size iPhone, here’s a bizarre little trick …

iTunes

How to Move Mail to Junk on Your iPhone

We all face junk mail in our inboxes now and again. Despite our best efforts there’s always the occasion where we’ve signed up for something years ago or entered our email to purchase an item but find we’re now signed up for a newsletter. Whatever the case, it’s super easy to move an email to junk …

Obama Will Announce New Measures to Treat Drug Addiction

U.S. President Barack Obama is set to announce steps on Tuesday to expand treatment for people addicted to heroin and prescription painkillers, the …

Quick tip lets you take control of Apple TV video

There’s a new Apple TV update in town, and it adds a few obvious features, like Bluetooth keyboard support and Siri Dictation in search and user name/password fields.<p>tvOS 9.2 also has some less-obvious improvements, though. For instance, it’s easy to locate the exact spot you want to find in any …

How to use iCloud Keychain to generate a password on your iPad

We all know how important password management is these days. It’s bad enough when “evil-doers” are able to break into databases that are built to keep your most private information safe. So there’s no need to give them a head start by using your “favorite” password to sign into all, or the majority …

Information Systems

Facing the Stigma of Gay Men, HIV and Meth: Friends, Families, App Users and Organizers

<i>As the author of</i> Lust, Men and Meth: A Gay Man's Guide to Sex and Recovery<i>, David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., has been speaking in cities across the</i> …

Mental Health

How to delete all music on your iPhone at once

With Apple Music being one of the main ways to enjoy musical content on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad at this day and age, the days of storing …

Still Trying to Get More Done

Greg Kletsel<p>Psssst. Yes, you. I know you’re busy, but stop what you’re doing and read this instead. I’ve got some tips that are going to change your life. Not chiseled abs or better sex—we’ll leave those to Men’s Health and Cosmopolitan. This is about setting yourself on a path toward that …

Time Management

Shannon’s Method: Overcome Habit Procrastination

One of the biggest problems we face when we’re forming a new positive habit is procrastination.<p>We’ve all done this: we’re trying to meditate or …

6 Courageous Life Choices for Creating a Fulfilling Future

Does it ever seem like you have more work to complete than every other person in your life?<p>As if everyone around you has it easier than you do?<p>Each day, more overwhelmed, exhausted and feeling the pressure to "keep up", you begin to wonder, "What happened to the enjoyment of work?"<p>I used to believe …

How to unify your Contacts list on your iPad

Let’s face it, we’ve all gotten a little sloppy from time to time when it came to keeping our contacts in order. Perhaps it’s a product of how we import our contacts to our iPad or iPhone in the first place. If we simply started from scratch, and entered them all one-by-one everything would be …

What to do if your iPad is lost or stolen

Even the most diligent, and careful individuals might misplace their iPad or iPhone from time to time. A while back I was guilty of leaving my iPhone on a rollercoaster at Disney World. So I know first hand the overwhelming panic that can wash over you, and how helpless it can feel. Luckily I was …

Apple Pay