Tech Tips

Having a Hard Time Installing Your OS On a New...

So, you’ve upgraded the hard drive on your Mac. But when you try to install Yosemite, you run into trouble: a message stating, “An error occurred while preparing the installation.” While that’s a vague message that could mean just...

iOS Battery Usage

Quick Tip: How to Find Out Which iOS Apps Are...

Our recent post about sending your location from Messages brought a good comment from reader Carol P., who asked “How does this impact battery life? Especially sharing location indefinitely?” While it’s hard to know exactly how much of an impact...

Send or share your location

Quick Tip: Sending Your location with Messages

Sending your location to another person can be handy… and even a lifesaver if you happen to be injured on a trail or off a road but can still use your iPhone. In this quick tip, you’ll see just how...

Keep Messages Setting Quick iOS Tip: Deleting Text Messages...
Our iOS devices can sometimes act like candidates for a TV show on hoarding. If you don’t watch out, it’s easy to run out of valuable storage space on the devices. My...

YosemiteLogo Tech Tip: The Telltale Signs of...
One of the more intriguing features that appeared with iOS 8 and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite was something called Continuity, the ability for iOS and OS X apps...

Pop-up_Scam Beware of Browser Pop-Up Tech Support,...
Scams are nothing new on the Internet. But one that has become more prevalent recently is the “pop-up tech support” scam. For example, while browsing the Internet, a user...

Using the Apple Store app to compare actual Apple Watch case sizes Tech Tip: How To See Just...
After watching the Apple event yesterday and realizing that the difference in price between the 38mm and 42mm versions of any Apple Watch was $50, I began to wonder...

PR_KX_iphone62 Quick iPhone Tip: Blocking Unwanted Callers
Are you bothered by telemarketers? How about people who have a wrong number – your iPhone number – but keep calling it anyway? Fortunately, the iPhone provides an easy way to...

Globe-DIY-231x300 Tech Tip: How to Remove Adware...
With the latest update of its Java installer, Oracle has included the Ask toolbar. This might not be news to Windows users who are already familiar with the adware,...

ExtremeIcon Quick Tip: How to Change Your...
Recently, OWC Chris S. demonstrated how to create custom Mac icons for use with folders and apps among other things. However, if you’re looking for pre-made icons from OWC,...