There are several methods to transfer files from one Mac to another, as well as copy files to and from any iOS devices but the newest and easiest way is through AirDrop. Airdrop is an iOS feature that was built into iOS 7 and Mac OS X 10.7 or Lion, devices that were made from 2012 onwards support AirDrop. It moves files quickly and securely. Furthermore, AirDrop is not just for photos. You can transfer any file you want and need like an interesting website, your to-do list, notes, a location you’ve pinned in Apple Maps, and contact information just to name a few. But even though AirDrop is a very cool and handy feature, it is seldom used by many users, not because of its complexity but because most people don’t think of it when people want to copy or move files. Usually, when people want to share photos or […]

Can’t wait to try the newest version of macOS? Are you curious about the new features? You’re lucky because you can get it early before everyone else by joining Apple’s developer or public beta programs. How to Join the Apple Beta Software Program Have you heard of the next version of macOS called Mojave? Yes, developers are now able to download the macOS beta version of Mojave, which will be released either late September or early October this year. Apple allows developers to download macOS beta versions ahead of their release dates because they want to make sure that they work. Another reason is that they want the developers to enhance their apps so that their updates are ready as the new macOS launches. The good news is, it’s not only developers who can get early access to the upcoming macOS version. Apple announced in 2015 that it was going […]

Time Machine is the built-in backup utility of Macs. Aside from being free, it offers a simple way to back up all your files and programs and move them to another Mac as needed. However, as the contents of your Mac increases, they also require bigger backup space. When there is not sufficient storage for the backup file, Time Machine backup process may be interrupted or worse, corrupted. Of course, for every tech problem, there’s a solution. In this article, we will walk you through the measures to take when Time Machine for Mac fails due to lack of space. We’ll also show you how to reduce the size of your Time Machine backup file. What to Do When Time Machine Backup Fails As your Mac’s content grows in number and size, you are likely to see the following messages more often when Time Machine tries to back up your […]

There are times when apps don’t work the way they should or the way they were advertised. There are also instances when you purchased the wrong app by accident, or one of the kids purchased the app without your permission. Sometimes, they are just plain broken, faulty or cannot be downloaded from the Purchased tab. It can be annoying and frustrating when these things happen, especially if you need or want the app. The good news is that you can ask for your money back. But how does an Apple App Store refund work? This article will explain how you can ask for an Apple App Store refund, what the process entails, and what rules govern this process. Apps That Disappear From the Purchased Tab All of the apps that you purchased or downloaded should still be accessible in the App Store in case you want to re-download them. You […]

Installing new apps on Mac is a lot more straightforward compared to installing programs on a Windows PC. There’s no need for complicated installation instructions, and you don’t have to watch the screen throughout the whole installation process. However, there are times when installing new apps for Mac can be confusing, especially if it’s your first time. Read on to learn how to install apps on Mac. How to Install Apps on Mac From the App Store The App Store is Apple’s app depository. It is where Apple users can download apps for their iPhones, iPads, iPods or MacBooks. To download and install Mac apps from the App Store, follow these steps: Click on the Apple logo and select App Store from the menu. You can also access App Store by navigating to Applications > App Store. Sign in with your Apple ID and password (if you’re not signed in […]

The Mac interface is generally user-friendly, but at times it could get confusing especially when you multitask and open several windows and launch several applications all at once. But wouldn’t it be convenient if you can see, at a glance, everything that’s running on your computer and be able to switch or close any apps Well, Mac lets you do that. In this article will teach you how to know what apps are open on Mac are simultaneously running on your computer. Check the Dock The first place you have to look at to see which apps are opened is the Dock. If you’ve set your Dock to appear only when moused over, you might have to move your cursor to the bottom of your screen until it appears. If you want to change your Dock settings, you can go to System Preferences > Dock > Automatically Hide or Show […]

Most Android devices nowadays are controllable by a touchscreen. But apart from the touchscreen, there are also dedicated buttons on your device that are meant to perform specific functions and tasks. These buttons include the power button, volume rockers, and lock button. Now, if any of these Android hardware buttons aren’t working right, it can be a real pain to perform regular tasks like accessing the home screen and turning the device on and off. In this article, we will teach you ways to access and control your device even without these missing Android buttons. 1. Use the Button Savior app. By the sound of this app’s name, Button Savior helps you perform the functions of some Android hardware buttons that have gone missing or are damaged. All you need to do is download it from Google Play Store and install it on your device. After that, grant it access […]

It seems that everyone is trying to be in shape nowadays, or at least improve their fitness routines. No wonder why there are now a lot of smartwatch and fitness tracker options currently out on the market. If you’ve got some spare cash, getting a fitness tracker can prove convenient. But if you’d instead buy that pair of running shoes you know you would use for a long time, then not getting a fitness tracker should be no biggie. See, the truth is you don’t need a smartwatch or a fitness tracker to achieve your fitness and health goals. Chances are, you are already carrying around a very powerful tracker – your Android device. Though this sensor-packed gadget is too big to be worn around your wrist, it can provide you with same features and capabilities as that of a fitness tracker. To unlock your Android device’s fitness tracking potential, […]

The screen is one of the essential components of your Android device. Without it, you cannot send SMS, add contacts, check emails, play games, or perform tasks that require finger touch. Knowing that the touch screen is the primary way to control your Android device when it gets broken, you will most likely panic. After all, there is no way to draw your pattern lock or enter your password. Fret not because there is a way to get your device unlocked even if the screen is cracked or broken. Here are a few ways on how to unlock Android phones with a broken screen: 1. Use Android Debug Bridge. This method requires connecting your Android device to a PC. Although it’s a powerful method to access an Android with a broken screen, it will work if the USB debugging is enabled on your Android device. So, if you haven’t, you […]

Are you an aspiring app developer who would love to try creating amazing apps for Apple devices? Regardless whether you have some level of developing background or a total newbie who has an insatiable interest in app development, you’re in luck. Apple made it easier for everyone to build Mac and iOS apps with the help of the Swift programming language What is Swift? As Apple defines it, “Swift is a robust and intuitive programming language created by Apple for building apps for iOS, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. It’s designed to give developers more freedom than ever. Swift is easy to use and open source, so anyone with an idea can create something incredible.” Announced in 2014, Swift is billed as a fast and efficient language designed for real-time feedback. It can also be incorporated with existing Objective-C code. With Swift, developers can write codes more safely, while […]