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How to Enable AirDrop on Unsupported Macs and Over Ethernet

How to Enable AirDrop on Unsupported Macs and Over Ethernet

AirDrop is a simple OS X service for sending files back and forth between Macs wirelessly. Unfortunately, Apple only supports this feature on newer Macs, but this can easily be fixed with a quick terminal command. Just enter the following command into Terminal: defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser BrowseAllInterfaces 1; killall Finder; This … [Read more...]

Dropbox 2.0 for iOS Now Available, Awesome New Interface

Dropbox 2.0 for iOS Now Available, Awesome New Interface

Dropbox, the popular cloud storage service, has released its second major version of their iOS app today, bringing a completely redesigned interface. The app has a “shiny new design” and an awesome new photo experience. Now all of your photos are right at your fingertips with the brand new Photos tab. With just a tap, you’ll be able to … [Read more...]

All the Apple Startup Chimes in One Video

All the Apple Startup Chimes in One Video

Apple was recently granted a registered trademark for the startup sound of the Mac, Patently Apple reports. The original chime sound was created by Apple programmer Jim Reekes, who designed many of the system sounds for the Mac OS. The chime has been used in several different variations over the years, including a shift in pitch to the current tone … [Read more...]

Add Bold, Underline, & Italics to Stylize Text in iOS Mail

Add Bold, Underline, & Italics to Stylize Text in iOS Mail

Stylizing text with bold, underline, or italics in the iOS Mail app is easily done with the same tap-and-hold contextual menu that also allows you to select text, block quote, and insert photos. To access the text styling menu: Tap and hold on any text in Mail app, choose “Select” and adjust the sliders to the text you want to … [Read more...]

Best Free iPad App of the Week – The World in 2013 from The Economist: Editor’s Highlights

Best Free iPad App of the Week – The World in 2013 from The Economist: Editor’s Highlights

One of the best things about using an iPad is all the great apps that we can run on it. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of. Better still, there are lots of great free apps for the iPad. Our Best Free iPad App of the Week posts highlight [...] Related StoriesBest Free iPad App of the Week: SnapseedBest … [Read more...]

The Daily, First iPad-only Newspaper, Says Goodbye

The Daily, First iPad-only Newspaper, Says Goodbye

The Daily, the first iPad-only newspaper, published its final issue yesterday – a few months shy of two years after launching. The final issue is good read and a good look back on the short history of The Daily. The final Letter from the Editor offers thanks and a shout out to The Daily’s readers. [...] … [Read more...]

Mobile Cloth

My thanks to Mobile Cloth for sponsoring the site RSS feed again this week. Over the last few years I’ve tried out a ton of different cleaning cloths for the iPad, iPhone and other mobile devices. Some that come free with another accessory, some I’ve been sent as review units, and other miscellaneous ones I’ve [...] Related … [Read more...]

RUMOR: Next iPad mini Will Have Retina Display

RUMOR: Next iPad mini Will Have Retina Display

The device hasn’t been available for very long, but there are already rumors going around about the next-generation iPad mini. According to a report from Digitimes, Apple’s next iPad mini will feature a Retina display. From Digitimes: Apple’s next-generation iPad mini will focus mostly on enhancing the device’s display resolution, … [Read more...]

Show Duplicate Songs with iTunes 11

Show Duplicate Songs with iTunes 11

The ability to quickly find duplicate items in iTunes libraries is back in the latest version of iTunes 11 for both Mac OS X and Windows. First things first, you’ll need to update to iTunes 11.0.1 before attempting to use the feature again. Update to the newest version either through iTunes itself, or through Software Update or the Mac App … [Read more...]

Huge Holiday Apple Sale at Walmart: iPhone 5 for $127, iPad 3 for $399

Huge Holiday Apple Sale at Walmart: iPhone 5 for $127, iPad 3 for $399

Walmart is having a large sale on select portable Apple gear just in time for the holidays, discounting iPhone 5 to $127 with a two year contract, and selling the iPad 3 for just $399. The Phone 4S is also available for $47 with a two year contract, but considering the large discount on the new iPhone 5, the 5 is clearly the better deal. Either … [Read more...]

Add Phonetic Spelling to Contact Names to Improve Siri’s Pronunciation

Add Phonetic Spelling to Contact Names to Improve Siri’s Pronunciation

Siri doubles as a great hands-free helper with some extremely useful voice commands, but sometimes Siri can really mangle pronunciation of names that aren’t outright obvious. If you’re finding that Siri routinely either mispronounces a name or doesn’t understand a request regarding a certain contact, try adding special phonetic … [Read more...]

Google takes it to Search homepage to promote Google Maps app for iPhone

Google takes it to Search homepage to promote Google Maps app for iPhone

Google’s recently released Google Maps app for iPhone has already taken the number one spot on the list of most popular free apps for iOS but the search giant isn’t done promoting its app just yet. In its promotion campaign Google is targeting the Apple users who were deprived of having a decent maps app since the release of iOS 6. … [Read more...]

Replicate iOS 6 on iPhone 2G/3G with Whited00r

Replicate iOS 6 on iPhone 2G/3G with Whited00r

Whited00r is a custom firmware for older iOS devices that are not supported by the official iOS 6 firmware. The new whited00r 6 brings iOS 6 look and feel to the iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPod touch 1G and iPod touch 2G. Check out the video below for examples of what whited00r can do. For more information and to download the firmware, … [Read more...]

Apple Releases iTunes 11.01 with Duplicate Track Finder

Apple Releases iTunes 11.01 with Duplicate Track Finder

Apple just released iTunes 11.01, bringing back a previous feature that allows users to quickly find duplicate songs in their library. Users can easily delete duplicates within iTunes. The update also adds a few other small improvements and bug fixes, including an issue with the AirPlay button. iTunes can be updated within Software Update or by … [Read more...]

Send Apps as Gifts & Schedule Delivery Dates from the App Store

Send Apps as Gifts & Schedule Delivery Dates from the App Store

The ability to gift apps has long been around in the App Store, but it briefly disappeared before making a reappearance again with an additional great new feature. As 9to5mac noticed, you can now schedule deliver dates for the gifted apps, allowing them to be automatically delivered at a certain set date in the future. This should make holiday and … [Read more...]

Find Out Who Called Your iPhone With This Quick Search Trick

Find Out Who Called Your iPhone With This Quick Search Trick

We all have received phone calls from numbers we don’t recognize, and even when they show up on the iPhone caller ID and provide an area code or region they’re coming from that call can still be a mystery. Like many others, I’ve gotten in the habit of just ignoring phone calls from numbers I don’t recognize, letting Voice … [Read more...]

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