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Emmanuel Banks has been a writer with Make Tech Easier since August 2011. Emmanuel loves anything related to technology and social media. When Emmanuel isn't working, he enjoys traveling and trying out the latest tech gadget.

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4 Photography Apps For Busy Photographers [Mac]

4 Photography Apps For Busy Photographers [Mac]

After a busy photo-shoot, the next thing to do is to organize your photos into their respective albums. Depending on your photo-editing skill, you might also want to do some touching up to the photos before you save them to the archive. If you are a Mac user, here are some photography apps, ranging from […]

A Comprehensive Guide to iTunes U [iOS]

A Comprehensive Guide to iTunes U [iOS]

Learning at a prestigious college is an opportunity possible for very few. From Harvard to Stanford, the admission criteria for most of those colleges prevented many from attending. However, would you ever believe that you could learn from the professors of many of these colleges straight from your Mac and iOS device, as if you […]

7 Useful Apps and Services For College Freshmen [iOS]

7 Useful Apps and Services For College Freshmen [iOS]

Many high school students are in the height of the spring school year. With Advanced Placement, SAT, and finals over, the next focus is to get ready for a new lifestyle in university. While high school has prepared students for the college workload, high school can only help so much with getting accustomed to a […]

5 Ways To Make Earth Day Year-Round

5 Ways To Make Earth Day Year-Round

Earth Day was on April 22nd this year. For many individuals, it may involve doing earth friendly activities outdoors. For others, it could be a day of acknowledgement for the earth friendly things they may do all year. From recycling to composting, earth friendly activities are become apart of our daily lives. This is even […]

How to Improve Your Mac’s Battery Performance

How to Improve Your Mac’s Battery Performance

A couple of months ago, my Mac received a small notification mentioning that my Mac was running on a “service battery”. In a nutshell, this means that the battery isn’t acting the same as it did the first week I bought it. I can charge it and it will work to full capacity, but there […]

Guide to a Tech-Savvy Lemonade Stand/Garage Sale

Guide to a Tech-Savvy Lemonade Stand/Garage Sale

When you look back to your childhood, several things may come to mind. One of those fun events may be the classic lemonade stand in your neighborhood. The customer makes their order, you make the lemonade, and the customer gives you the money. However, in today’s modern age, the lemonade stand doesn’t have to be […]

Instant, The Polaroid App For Mac

Instant, The Polaroid App For Mac

It seems that when we become too technologically advanced, we find ourselves nostalgically wanting elements from the past. This is best shown with the trend of vintage photography, with applications like Instagram, allowing you to add filters and effects to your photos, making them look as if they just came out of the 60s. However, […]

The iOS Guide For Mobile News Readers

The iOS Guide For Mobile News Readers

For many of us, our morning routine consists of catching up on the latest developments that occurred while we were asleep. How we obtain our news is evenly split into three ways. We have individuals who catch the news through television, a second group receives the latest developments on your mobile devices, and a third […]

ScrapPad For Mac: More Than Just Your Grandmother’s Scrapbook

ScrapPad For Mac: More Than Just Your Grandmother’s Scrapbook

When you think about making fun activities, not many people will think of scrapbooking. The activity is originally designed for the older crowd as it requires plenty of time, effort and creativity. However, with the advancement in technology, scrapbooking has now become a modernized hobby. This is shown in no better way than with ScrapPad […]

The New PayPal Here For iOS Review

The New PayPal Here For iOS Review

PayPal is the popular online payment service that everyone loves to hate. With the astronomical fees and tight rules, many individuals would love to get away from it. However, with the age of the Internet, online payment services can’t and don’t sprout up as fast as iPhone applications. Many take years to even get noticed, […]

The Review of FX Photo Studio [Mac]

The Review of FX Photo Studio [Mac]

I am big on finding the perfect photography application for my Mac. While I haven’t found that yet, I’m sure that’s due to the fact that it doesn’t exist yet. However, there are many applications out there that I use regularly for light photo editing, leaving Photoshop for the big jobs. One thing I love […]

10 Apps and Accessories For Your New iPad

10 Apps and Accessories For Your New iPad

With your new iPad now feeling more at home among your other gadgets, it’s now time to treat your new iPad to a couple of gifts. First off, what is an iPad without great applications? There are many applications out there that your new iPad is waiting to enjoy and we will outline some of […]

The Ultimate iPad Buyer Guide

The Ultimate iPad Buyer Guide

If you are in the market to get yourself your very first iPad, you will find that the buying option is not as easy as it should be. From which iPad should I get, which plan should I sign up, to which apps should I install, they are all small, yet important decisions that you […]

Sparrow: Probably The Best Gmail App For iPhone

Sparrow: Probably The Best Gmail App For iPhone

I have used the Mac version of Sparrow for close to a year now, but I’ve always found something missing with the application. That missing link was the lack of a mobile version of Sparrow, I couldn’t use it on the go or on the commute to classes. However, this changed in the beginning of […]

6 iOS Apps For Getting In Shape

6 iOS Apps For Getting In Shape

Spring is only a couple of weeks away. This means that individuals who are wanting to get into tip-top shape for summer are either beginning or in the height of reaching weight loss goal. However, if you haven’t started to work on your summer weight loss goal just yet, we have a couple of applications […]

The Mobile Check-in Battle: Foursquare vs. Highlight vs. Glancee

The Mobile Check-in Battle: Foursquare vs. Highlight vs. Glancee

Foursquare has been a favorite of ours in terms of mobile check-in applications for years now. However, even though it is the most popular, it doesn’t mean that it is the best. There are many other location based applications that are just as great, if not better. Today, we will pit two other location-based apps […]

What You Need To Know About The New Apple’s iPad

What You Need To Know About The New Apple’s iPad

Apple announced the newest generation of the iPad on March 7th. This generation is known simply as iPad, not iPad 3 or iPad HD as many have expected. As usual, right after the announcement, the iPad immediately went out of stock as thousands of Apple fans rushed to pre-order the device. However, is this newest […]

8 iOS Applications to Help You During SXSW

8 iOS Applications to Help You During SXSW

South By Southwest (SXSW) begins March 9th and lasts for much of the week until the 13th of March. SXSW isn’t one conference or event, but a group of events in Austin, TX for the duration of the time. Today, we will take a look at some essential applications you should pack into your iPhone […]

The Family and Their Macs: Essential Tips

The Family and Their Macs: Essential Tips

More and more people are having Macs in their houses, not just as a personal computer, but also a family computer where everyone in the family has accessed to. In most cases, the family PC is often the most messed up PC around because you have no control (or you don’t know how to control) […]

The Mac User’s Guide to Time Machine

The Mac User’s Guide to Time Machine

While enjoying coffee with a friend recently, she mentioned how her Mac has been filling up recently in terms of storage and recommendations on countering this problem. For any computer user, when memory is beginning to become scarce, the best solution is with a hard drive. However, some individuals are confused on how this is […]