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Take Advantage Of iOS 5′s Shortcut Feature

One of the less touted features of iOS 5 is the NEW Shortcuts Feature. I’m a fan of TextExpander on my Mac and even TextExpander on my iDevices, but on iDevices TextExpander only works in Apps that...

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Understanding iTunes Authorizations

When the iTunes Store first opened it was pretty simple to understand the rules of “Authorization.” However, now with the App Store, Mac App Store, iTunes Match, Apple TV, etc. it can be really...

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      A Better Typing Experience on the iPad? I am aware that the intent of the iPad is that it be a self-contained device. And more times than not, I use it that way. No stylus, your finger is...

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Watch MacGroup TV on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch

No one knows how hard it is to always make it to the MacGroup meetings more than me. I’ve been doing it for over 25 years and there have been times where I wished that there wasn’t a meeting today!...

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Is it Time for iOS Devices to Have Their Own Sync App?

I fired up iTunes the other day and realized that my iPad hadn’t backed up in almost a month. I wondered how could this be since I have WiFi sync enabled and I have both devices on the same WiFi...

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5 iOS 5 Tips and Tricks

When you have several notifications on your lock screen you can swipe a specific notification so that you unlock your iDevice and  it will jump to that specific App. Just swipe the icon of the App...

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Tip: Use Image Capture to Delete Multiple Photos from Your iPad

Apple sells a very nice Camera Connection Kit for iPad as well as an Lightning SD Reader/USB adapter for the 4th Gen iPad and iPad mini. These adapters allow you to bring in images from your regular...

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The 2013 NAIAS

    The North American International Auto Show is in Full Swing… I paid a visit to the North American International Auto Show this week. Of course to see the cars, after all, this is the Motor City....

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The Hot Mess of Bookmarks

      Or, The Hot Mess that Was My Safari Bookmarks For the most part, my use of iCloud works as expected. iCloud is pretty handy to have. But, there are parts of iCloud that really don’t work for me...

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Tweetbot for Mac Review

I use Twitter quite a bit. I’m happy to have Twitter support now built-in to Mac OS and iOS. Twitter offers a free client for iOS and you can of course use your favorite web browser to access...

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I’m Tired of Poor Quality 3rd Party Lightning Cables

Making the switch to iPhone 5 (then iPhone 5s) and iPad Air meant replacing all my 30 pin cables with Lightning cables. The problem is that Apple only makes two Lightning cables one 1m ($19) and the...

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5 Easy Ways to Detect an Email Phishing Scam

My buddy Bruce forwarded me the message below and asked if I thought it was a phishing scam? For those of you who are unaware of the term “phishing scam”, what it means is that someone sends you an...

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5 Ways To Improve Your iPhone or iPad Battery Life

I love all the services available in iOS 7 for my iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. However, left unmanaged means you’ll be making more trips to the charger. Your iPhone and iPad are very location aware,...

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Is your iPhone or iPad Backed Up?

Actually I wrote a post a year ago called “Why I recommend iCloud backup to iPhone users”. Not much has changed since then. I still run into people all the time that have a mishap with their iPhone or...

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You Need MacTracker for all your Apple Gear!

I remember the days when Apple used to name their Macs with very specific names. This way you knew exactly what you had. If you had a Mac LC. You knew you had an LC. If you had a IIci or IIsi, you...

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Not enough space to install iOS 8?

Now that iOS has OTA (over the air) updates we’ve become spoiled. Each time a new system update comes out we can just tap the update button without having to plug in our iDevices into our computers....

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How To Display your iPhone or iPad on your Mac

I get this question all the time when I release a video tutorial or app review where I feature an iPhone or iPad or both. People want to know what technology I’m using to display my iPad or iPhone on...

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Mobile Device Scanner Apps: ScannerApp and Scanbot

  Mobile Device Scanner Apps Have Become Pretty Handy For business use, school use, or for personal use, you might find that having the ability to scan business cards, documents, sketches, notes, or...

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The #1 Question I’m Getting About iOS 9…

Hey guys, as you know iOS 9 came out yesterday and I did this video showing off many of the new features including lots of hidden gems (features that Apple didn’t show us): In the video I show how the...

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Clear Up Mobile Device Charging Clutter: Satechi 7 Port USB Charging Dock

No doubt, there probably aren’t enough outlets in your office or in one room, that will allow you to charge all of your mobile devices. Those outlets are probably taken up by the equipment that remains...

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