How to Upgrade to OS X Mavericks

Tuesday was a very exciting day for Apple fans and Mac owners. New MacBook Pros, new iPads, new iLife & iWork applications, and a new operating system named “Mavericks.” The best part about it is that Apple has made this latest upgrade completely free...

Message Time Stamp in iOS 7

Ever want to know when you sent or received a text? Simply slide your finger right to left when viewing an iMessage or SMS text conversation to reveal a time stamp of when that text took...

How to Fix iMessage Problem in iOS 7

Several users are finding problems using the iMessage service since updating to iOS 7. If you are one of those people, here’s how to fix the issue on your device… 1. Open the “Settings” Application on your iPhone or iPad. 2. Scroll down to Tap...

Close Multitasking Apps in iOS 7

Some iPhone and iPad users like to Quit all those Apps that are multitasking in the background. In iOS 6, you would double-tap the Home Button and then press the little red minus button to close it. In iOS 7, the process is similar but more visual. Here’s...

Disable iPhone Wallpaper Movement in iOS 7

Personally, I’m a fan of what’s known as the “Parallax” effect. It’s the new feature of iOS 7 that makes your background image move independently of your Home Screen icons. Some users find it distracting or uncomfortable so here’s...

Change Default Finder Window

Apple is always trying to simplify your workflow to make life easier. However, occasionally they miss the mark and things like the “All My Files” folder becomes the default folder when you open a new Finder window. Don’t get me wrong, I think the...

Access the Menu Bar without a Mouse or Trackpad

If you’re using a wireless mouse or trackpad on your Mac, you may have experienced a situation where your battery died and left you without the use of your cursor. However, you may still need to access the Menu Bar to control your Mac. Perhaps even to setup a...
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