About Laura Tucker

Laura splits her time between being a movie and television reviewer as well as a tech writer. Along with writing and editing at MTE, she is the site admin of realityshack.com , and the chief editor of applemagazine.com.

Articles by Laura Tucker

Easy Fixes For The iOS 6 Maps Issue

Easy Fixes For The iOS 6 Maps Issue

It’s no secret that the new Maps app in the iOS 6 is not up to par. While you can’t get the old app back, you can emulate it via your browser or use some of the third-party maps apps. Here’s the fix.

Using iPhone or iPod Touch as Wireless Mouse

Using iPhone or iPod Touch as Wireless Mouse

If you’re handling a presentation or just lounging at home watching a movie or listening to some music, it’s not always the most convenient to get up and walk over to your computer to change the station, the volume, click to the next slide, etc. It would be nice to have a little remote, wouldn’t it?

The Differences Between an iPad and a Kindle Fire

The Differences Between an iPad and a Kindle Fire

The release of the new Amazon Kindle Fire makes the selection of a tablet a more difficult task. If you are sourcing for a tablet, this article shows the differences between the Kindle Fire and iPad and help you decide which tablet you should get.

How to Check If A Website is Safe for Browsing

How to Check If A Website is Safe for Browsing

It used to be that we would get funny and interesting links shared with us through numerous emails. Now, more often than not, we get those same links shared on Facebook, Twitter and many other places. Here are a few different ways to tell if a link and the website is safe for browsing, for both desktop and mobile devices.

The Way Notes Should Work on an iPad

The Way Notes Should Work on an iPad

CaptureNotes 2 works exactly like notebooks and binders do from our paper world, but does so in the best way for an iPad. Organized students have a binder for each subject, and different notebooks within. They have colored flags to note important pages. Captured Notes has all that.

Apps to Help Track Hurricanes [iOS]

Apps to Help Track Hurricanes [iOS]

There are a number of apps for iOS that can help monitor hurricanes. They go further than the regular weather apps do. While many of them cost a dollar or two or more, there are also three apps that are free that do everything you need or want them to, eliminating the need to spend anything on them.

Learning the Gestures and the Touchscreen on an iPad

Learning the Gestures and the Touchscreen on an iPad

It can be a learning process for sure to figure out the way around an iPad’s touchscreen, from gestures to simply selecting something on a touchscreen. The following is a listing of the gestures, as well as the different tapping and selecting methods for the iPad.

The Right Way to Handle PDFs in iOS

The Right Way to Handle PDFs in iOS

Viewing PDFs in iOS just got a little easier with the new app PDF Cabinet. It’s hard to find an app that will do what you want with storing, annotating, and organizing PDFs, but PDF Cabinet can do them all.

MTE Explains: The Evolution Of Cellular Network, From 1G to 3G and 4G

MTE Explains: The Evolution Of Cellular Network, From 1G to 3G and 4G

If you live in a large metropolitan area, most likely everywhere you go, you will stay within the 3G bandwidth. Once you travel outside your area, you can lose that bandwidth to either the EDGE network or even even no network at all. The following gives a quick reference to the evolution of bandwidths and how they’re used, as well as the difference between the currently available bandwidths.

Bring The Browser to Your Apple TV

Bring The Browser to Your Apple TV

One of the functions that seems to be missing from the Apple TV is the ability to see your browser on your TV. Sometimes it’s nice to have that information on the big screen so that everyone in the room can see it. Also great would be the ability to see maps, Facebook photos, and documents.

MTE Explains: What You Need to Know About AirPrint For iOS

MTE Explains: What You Need to Know About AirPrint For iOS

In today’s networked world, having WiFi is almost a necessity. So many devices depend on having WiFi, from computers to mobile devices to even television systems. This means printers need to be able to connect to WiFi too, and for iOS devices, that’s where AirPrint-enabled printers come into play.

Read Your Fill of Magazines with Next Issue iOS App

Read Your Fill of Magazines with Next Issue iOS App

There are several options for reading magazines on iOS devices, from apps for individual magazines, to Newsstand, to services that offer a multitude of different magazines. It can be costly to find a way to get digital versions of all your favorite magazines loaded on your iPad. Enter Next Issue, which has been referred to […]