Apple Music is Apple's new music streaming service that we're crazy about. $10 per month gives you access to millions of songs, human-currated playlists, and spot on recommendations.
Apple turned off the Favorites Bar by default in OS X Yosemite. So if you updated recently and can't find your bookmarks anywhere, that's why! Here's how you can restore your bookmarks.
Ever wonder why your iPhone or iPad keeps saying, "You haven't backed up in 37 days?" or "Your iCloud Backup cannot complete because you do not have enough Storage?" Here's our simple explanation to solve this for you.
Do not upload all your tracks from iTunes to iCloud, then delete the local copy on your Mac. If you do that, you're getting rid of your original, DRM-free copies. And you're leaving yourself without a physical backup of your data, which I never, ever recommend.
When preparing to sell or give away your Mac, you may want to erase some or all files from its hard drive. But first determine whether you should back up your computer and disable certain features and services. These steps show the recommended sequence of actions.
"Apple is passionate about music," Steve Jobs often said. Those who know Steve's history know that music genuinely shaped the man. After his passing, Tim Cook echoed these words, but they always rang hollow to me. Tim is an oppressions guy. Sure you love music, Tim. It's what launched the iPod and therefore Apple into the pockets of millions. Without the success of the iPod, Apple would not have had the resources to research, build, and ship the iPhone; which as we all know took Apple into the stratosphere. The cynic in me never believed the post-Jobs, "music is our passion" mantra. But that changed yesterday.
Your tools should be fun to use—but not too fun! If you have a slow and complicated tool for managing your lists you will subconsciously resist collecting small tasks, and if your tool is too fun to use you will end up over-using it and spend time playing with its amazing features.
A helpful tip I recently discovered while wanting to click and drag from my Desktop to an overlapping window.
Many schools and businesses give their members accounts for Google Drive, which is Google's cloud storage service. A benefit to Google Drive for education or work is that users are given tremendously huge allotments of storage. In the case of Google for education, it's unlimited! This is a great opportunity to provide another location to back up your treasured photos.
MacKeeper is a malicious program oftentimes downloaded to users' computers because it's both heavily advertised on the web and self-described as something that will speed up your computer. To be quite blunt, it's a pile of poo. Not only does it hardly accomplish its advertised abilities, but it mucks up your machine and opens it up for potential hackers. Let's talk about getting rid of it.
Scotty recently had the honor of being a guest on The Productivity Show, a podcast dedicated towards getting the most work done with your technology. The shows host, Zachary, asks Scotty how to empower users to become their own IT person. In other words, what are the right habits of mind that help one reduce the amount of time fixing so that you have more time making. We encourage you to go check it out.
Lets get real: managing your photos with iPhoto has been a pain in the you-know-what. Clients and friends are always asking us what to do when storage gets full or when your iPhoto Events and Albums is a big mess. Well, the new Photos app from Apple is meant to solve all of your photo problems.
The Apple ID is becoming more and more powerful these days with the onset of new Apple services: iCloud Drive, iCloud (in general), iMessage, etc. But at the same time, it's becoming more confusing. Random messages pop up asking for our password, which one do you type in? iCloud password? Apple ID password? This article is designed to make that process a little bit easier to understand.
Technology brings the idea of a connected home to reality, but many options are still complicated enough to be daunting. Where do I begin? What can I even do? These are the two primary questions this article will attempt to address, though it should be noted that the complex nature of such an endeavor means that this article can only be an introduction, with links and recommendations for additional research and reading.