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

The Complete HDTV Buying Guide

The Complete HDTV Buying Guide

Just at the technology behind a computer or mobile device changes as quickly as you can walk out of the store with it in your hand, the technology behind buying a new television can change just as quickly. When buying any of these devices, you want to make sure you have the latest in everything, […]

Retina Display Technology Explained (MTE Explains)

Retina Display Technology Explained (MTE Explains)

Apple doesn’t just invent new electronic devices, they also invent new technology. They’re behind the technology they have decided to call Retina Display. It was first introduced in the iPhone, and now it’s also in the iPod Touch and the iPad. Is Retina Display nothing but a fancy term? Or is it a technology that […]

How the New iPad Stack Up Against iPad 2

How the New iPad Stack Up Against iPad 2

With the recent release of the new iPad, the question out there for many people is if it’s really worth it to upgrade to the new iPad after just a year of iPad 2 ownership. Is it really worth it go out there and spend another $500 plus just for a new one? Apple is […]

Finding Grammatical Errors with Spellcheck Plus [iOS]

Finding Grammatical Errors with Spellcheck Plus [iOS]

If there is anything that is the most embarrassing as a writer, it’s making absent-minded grammatical errors. Most writing and productivity apps have a built-in spell check, but those don’t find the grammatical errors, those mistakes that we know are wrong, but that are just made in error. The SpellCheck Plus app helps catch those […]

Photon, A Browser with FlashPlayer for iOS

Photon, A Browser with FlashPlayer for iOS

If there’s been one knock against the Apple iOS system, it’s the inability to access FlashPlayer content. It’s become a very integral part of using the Internet. Everyone has given up on Adobe and Apple working out their differences to get something worked out, even with Steve Jobs’ death. This means we have to stop […]

iPhoto For iOS Review

iPhoto For iOS Review

It seemed so strange for Apple to only have iPhoto available for desktop and laptop computers, but not have it for their mobile devices. They tried to add some editing capabilities to the Photos app, but that wasn’t nearly enough. Finally, with the release of an iPad with a much better camera, comes a matching […]

Understanding Airplane Mode on Electronic Devices [Geek Explains]

Understanding Airplane Mode on Electronic Devices [Geek Explains]

To follow with technology, the industry created something called “Airplane Mode” that’s used when you’re onboard a flight, obviously. However, have you ever wondered what exactly does it mean? How can you have your phone in that safe mode, yet also get WiFi onboard a flight? As soon as everyone started carrying electronic devices, whether […]

WebMD for iOS: A Useful App For Medical Issues on the Go

WebMD for iOS: A Useful App For Medical Issues on the Go

With healthcare prices the way they are, and with insurance sometimes being difficult to muddle through, managing your healthcare on your own can be a good thing. This is where the WebMD app for iOS comes in handy. The first thing we do these days when we have a symptom is ask our friends for […]

Travelocity App For iOS Finally Does It All

Travelocity App For iOS Finally Does It All

It seems the travel industry is starting to come into the modern age. They seem to finally be realizing that our lives are conducted online and on the go. It’s been a long wait for an iOS travel app that could do it all, but the Travelocity app was worth the wait. Up until now, […]

Free WiFi Finder Apps for iOS

Free WiFi Finder Apps for iOS

The more computing becomes a part of our daily life, the more having a WiFi connection becomes a necessity. For me, that’s become a main factor in determining some of the places I go, especially when I travel. Whether I’m working away from home, or just keeping up with my friends and family via email […]

Finally, A Full Photo Editing App For iOS Devices

Finally, A Full Photo Editing App For iOS Devices

One of the most anticipated features of iOS 5 was the photo editing capabilities. The edits that are now possible in the Photos app are helpful and in some ways plenty, but there are times when more editing is desired, causing a return to a computer to do a more complete job of editing. Most […]

Find My iPhone as a Native iOS App

Find My iPhone as a Native iOS App

There haveĀ  been a lot of changes to the Find My iPhone app since it became a native app to iOS 5. Under previous iOS systems it was a third party app, and now in its latest native incarnation, it has become even more universal. It now comes as a standard app with iOS 5, […]

Apple Textbooks: On Its Way to Revolutionizing Education

Apple Textbooks: On Its Way to Revolutionizing Education

The latest brainchild out of the Apple idea factory is textbooks that are published through their iBooks app. While it may seem like Apple is sticking its nose in an area it doesn’t need to be in, the ideas so far, in just the beginning stages of the program, are definitely admirable. It’s easy to […]

How to Add Photos to Facebook on iPad More Easily

How to Add Photos to Facebook on iPad More Easily

If there’s one thing that bothers me about the Facebook app for iPad, it’s that I can’t add captions onto my photos. I can do that by opening Facebook in Safari, but I can’t add the photos through there, nor can I do batch photos. This means a process of constantly moving back and forth […]

How to Keep Data on iOS Device Private

How to Keep Data on iOS Device Private

One of the problems with iOS devices is that they are so universal and can do so many different things that they often aren’t used by just one person. Yet sometimes you have pictures, notes, and websites that you might not want the whole family privy to. That’s where My Secret App comes in handy. […]

Keeping Your Kids Safe on iOS Devices

Keeping Your Kids Safe on iOS Devices

If there is one thing more disturbing on the news these days, it’s the amount of trusted adults that are being arrested for sexual offenses on kids. It makes parents lose all sense of how to keep their children safe, when they don’t even know if the child’s teacher, coach, uncle, or neighbor can be […]

Performing Search In iOS: What’s Your Alternatives?

Performing Search In iOS: What’s Your Alternatives?

With iOS, there are choices when using a search engine. You can either use it from within Safari or another browser, just like you would in Mac OS, or you can use a separate search engine app. Which option you choose depends much on personal preference. There are even several choices for different search engine […]

Two Apps to Help With Craigslist Search [iPad]

Two Apps to Help With Craigslist Search [iPad]

Craigslist is maturing into the premiere way for people to place their classified ads, whether it be to sell merchandise, place a personal ad, or look for a job. There are so many different Craiglist lists out there that it can get a big overwhelming, but a few iPad apps make that entire process much […]

Examining the Memory Hogs of iOS

Examining the Memory Hogs of iOS

The worst thing about the iPhone and iPad also happens to be the best thing. They do too much. It’s easy to assimilate them into our lives, and before long they become indispensable. But, soon we have our whole lives on these devices and they become overloaded. How do we manage the memory? I’ve been […]