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Friday Five: Tips for the iOS Messages App

It’s the end of the week, but that doesn’t mean an end to learning more about your favorite Apple devices. Each week, the Friday Five takes a quick look at a Mac OS X or iOS app to point out five things you may have overlooked before.   This week, our focus turns to one of…
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Tech Tip: Saving Google Maps for Offline Use

Whether it’s in the mountains of Colorado or on a country road in Georgia, getting a reliable cellular signal can sometimes be impossible except along main highway corridors. Fortunately, Google Maps provides a way to save maps offline for...

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Friday Five: Tips for Mac OS X Photos App

It’s the end of the week, but that doesn’t mean an end to learning more about your favorite Apple devices. Each week, the Friday Five takes a quick look at a Mac OS X or iOS app to point out...

AppleWatch Quick Tip: Double Restart is One...
After updating iOS on my iPhone 6 to the latest version 8.4.1, I noticed that my Apple Watch was indicating that there was no phone connection. When I checked...

Saving a new vibration pattern Tech Tip: Set Up Custom Vibrations...
One thing that most people figure out right away on their iPhone is how to assign a ringtone to a specific contact. When your significant other calls, you may...

ThunderBay4_gall5_large Tech 101: RAID 5 Offers Big...
Today’s data storage needs are climbing exponentially; with 1 to 3TB hard disk or Fusion drives increasingly common in high-end iMacs and up to 2TB internal SSD options for the...

No Flash! Tech Tip: How To Banish Adobe...
Adobe Flash has had a checkered history, at least for Mac users. For years, it was one of the few ways that you could view multimedia content in a...

Reminders-icon Tech Tip: Creating Reminders Based on...
Apple’s Reminders app is probably one of the most underused apps on both iOS and Mac OS X. Many people place meeting or personal reminders into Calendars, setting notifications...

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For years, owners of Windows PCs have had one “feature” that Mac owners have missed out on — malware. While viruses are still almost nonexistent on Macs, there is a...

Calculator-icon Tech Tip: Using Siri as a...
Sometimes pulling up the calculator on an iPhone just to make a quick calculation can take more time than if you just did the numbers on a piece of...