Month: July 2013

As an inanimate object, it's hard to tell if the MacBook Pro actually has a "professional" demeanor, but it's still a reliable workhorse. Even so, it has real competition from the slimmer MacBook Air and the stockier desktop Macs, but there are several cool accessories that can be used to spruce it up and keep…

One of the great things about iOS is how it lets you use gestures to control your iPad or iPhone. What is a gesture? Think of it as a shortcut that you can be use to more quickly manage your email, calendar, Siri and other apps. Some gestures are popular and easy to discover, but others are less…

Like most objects that contain lots of glass, the iPhone is fragile. There are many different ways to break it, ranging from inadvertent drops to water damage, so it's important to keep it protected no matter where you are or what you're doing. A relatively high percentage of all iPhones suffer at least some damage within…

Summer is the season of better tans, more swimming and big blockbuster movies. Whether you're into superhero clashes, romantic comedies or unstoppable robots, your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch can help you to find out more about a movie and its cast, buy tickets or pick the perfect time to step out for a bathroom…

Looking to make your iPhone or iPod touch more colorful? A good case can make it look more vibrant while also providing additional protection against drops or inadvertent bumps. Some cases can even extend your device's battery life so that you won't have to find a charging outlet or run home. Let's take a look…

Having multiple iOS devices in addition to a MacBook would, in theory, make it harder to manage all your digital belongings across devices, but iCloud is a huge help. As iCloud enables you to see the same photos on your iPad and your Mac, or work on the same papers, it also means that it's…

Are you feeling the heat? Summertime is usually the time of year to break out the hand fan and sunglasses to stay (and look) cool, but your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch can also help out. ​Apple's App Store has an array of stylish and useful weather apps that track temperatures and conditions with their well-crafted graphics, so…

Notwithstanding its name, iTunes is as much about keeping all of the apps, data and media of your iOS devices and MacBook in sync as it is about buying and listening to music. With the introduction of iCloud for iOS 5, iTunes' role may become confusing, though. Should you still use it to keep everything in order, or should…

Now that summer is here, you may be spending more time in the pool or at the beach, getting wet, staying cool and honing your tan. While it's fun to go for a swim or hop on a boat, your iPhone or iPod touch may not be a fan of these new aquatic adventures. Be careful when…

The iPad: It looks so simple from the outside, but underneath that minimalist veneer is a computer that can do a lot of neat, geeky things. Whether you're a tablet newcomer or already an iPad expert, you can use some of the device's more obscure gestures, shortcuts and tools to make the most of it. As an added…