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

Popplet: Getting Your Ideas Organized Easily in iPad

Popplet: Getting Your Ideas Organized Easily in iPad

It’s always great when you can write a review within the app you’re reviewing. Popplet allows for the organization of ideas, thoughts, and projects. Not only great for writers, it’s also very useful for anyone with information they want to plot out. I have tried other Productivity apps that organize ideas graphically, but Popplet is […]

Using FTP on Your iPad

Using FTP on Your iPad

Because I try to do as much computer work on my iPad as possible, one of the apps I was eager to find was something that could handle FTP tasks, mainly with transfers to my website. I’ve struggled to find FTP solutions even on my Mac, as they never seem to work easily enough for […]

Holiday Gift Guide for the Techno Geeks [iPad]

Holiday Gift Guide for the Techno Geeks [iPad]

If you’re wondering what to get your favorite techo geek for the holidays this year, look no further than than The Daily Gadget Guide. It can provide some great one-stop shopping, eliminating the hassles. It has products from the ultra-cheap to the fantastically expensive, and looks great to boot. The Daily explains this gift guide […]

iDraw – A Cheaper Alternative to Adobe Illustrator [Mac]

iDraw – A Cheaper Alternative to Adobe Illustrator [Mac]

Casual digital artists now have a cheaper app than Adobe Illustrator. I worked in the graphic design/printing business for twenty years, and the software that could do it all was Adobe Illustrator. The only downside to it is that it comes with a huge price tag. At just under $600, it’s definitely out of the […]

DocuSign Allows You to Sign Documents Electronically

DocuSign Allows You to Sign Documents Electronically

Signing documents has just become that much easier. So often I’ll get a contract via email, either for insurance, a new loan, or a new job, and I’m asked to sign it and send it back through email. While it’s not a difficult process, it can be somewhat of a pain to go through all […]

The Importance of an Apple ID

The Importance of an Apple ID

With all the exciting changes in iOS 5 and Mac OS Lion, an Apple ID is more important than ever. It has become very essential to your whole system, whether mobile, desktop, or a combination of the two. With all the syncing on behalf of iCloud, it’s all done with an Apple ID. It’s how […]

Safari For iOS 5 – Newer And Better

Safari For iOS 5 – Newer And Better

With all the excitement over iCloud and the Notification Center, it’s easy to forget about some of the other improvements to iOS 5. One of those is the improved usability and performance of Safari. Included now are some of the functions that made third party browsers so desirable, lessening the need for those. The biggest […]

Keeping Up to Date with Integrated Tweeting in iOS 5

Keeping Up to Date with Integrated Tweeting in iOS 5

Under the newest operating software for Apple mobile devices, iOS 5, it’s easier than ever to keep up to date. Not only is there an improved Facebook app that works great on iPhone as well as a new version for iPad, but access to that other big social network, Twitter, has been improved as well. […]

Using the Notification Center Feature of iOS 5

Using the Notification Center Feature of iOS 5

One of the most anticipated features of iOS 5 is the new Notification Center. Previously, with earlier operating systems for Apple mobile devices, notifications would flash across the screen for just a few seconds, and if you weren’t paying attention, it could be easily missed. The new notification system, however, makes sure that you don’t […]

Managing Photos in The New Photo Apps in iOS 5

Managing Photos in The New Photo Apps in iOS 5

Two of the most anticipated features of the Apple mobile operating system iOS 5 are the photo editing feature added to the photo app, as well as the new Photo Stream feature. These features definitely make things much easier for amateur photographers to keep their keepsakes up-to-date on all their devices. Under iOS 5, no […]

Using Your iPhone to Get Your Spook On [Halloween]

Using Your iPhone to Get Your Spook On [Halloween]

If you’re one of those types that gets into being scared, or just like to scare others, your iPhone can help you out in this pursuit. There are free apps available that do everything from providing scary noises to helping you find paranormal activity in your home. It’s time to get your spook on!

The Native Facebook App For iPad – Is It Worth The Wait?

The Native Facebook App For iPad – Is It Worth The Wait?

iPad users have been waiting quite awhile for a native Facebook app. It seemed strange that iPhone had it, but the larger-screened mobile device was left out in the cold. It’s not that there weren’t ways around it, but they weren’t the best of solutions. There were several other beautiful apps out there, but none […]

5 iPad Apps for Saving and Viewing PowerPoint Presentations

5 iPad Apps for Saving and Viewing PowerPoint Presentations

When you receive a powerpoint presentation in your Mail app in iPad, the only option is to either open it with a third-party app or print it. There’s no options for saving it for future reference. I was recently thrust into this situation when my high school-aged daughter’s photography teacher sent me notes for a […]

Evri: A Useful App For News Junkies [iPad]

Evri: A Useful App For News Junkies [iPad]

News junkies are always on the search for the latest news. There are many apps that will keep them abreast of the biggest news stories of the day, but Evri seems to do it better, easier, and simpler than the others. It manges this by not trying to do too many things. It’s a news […]

Dealing With Duplicate Apple’s Software In Your Mac

Dealing With Duplicate Apple’s Software In Your Mac

One of the best aspects of being an Apple product user is the ease of use. All of their products, be it computers, iPods, iPhones, iPads, or even software, is always user-friendly and so much easier to use than other products out there. However, sometimes in their efforts to make everything as easy as possible, […]

Enjoy  Fine Literature On Your iPad With McSweeney’s App

Enjoy Fine Literature On Your iPad With McSweeney’s App

The wonderful thing about iPads is that they can do (almost) everything. Not only can they simulate having a real computer, they can also simulate an e-reader. Along with having general apps to do this such as the Kindle app or iBooks, there is also McSweeney’s, an reading app that has the feel of sitting […]

GrooveBug – A Beautiful And Elegant Music App For iPad

GrooveBug – A Beautiful And Elegant Music App For iPad

The graphics alone make this iPad music app worthwhile, but there is much more to GrooveBug than just great graphics and a cool name. It’s great for anyone who enjoys finding new music and wants a much more involved way to organize their music than what’s offered by the iTunes app. Upon opening GrooveBug, it […]

Replacing the USB to Dock Charging Cable For iPhone/iPad

Replacing the USB to Dock Charging Cable For iPhone/iPad

Nothing is more maddening than wanting to charge your iPhone or iPad and misplacing the dock charing cable, or even worse, having it not work well because the cable is starting to fray. While it seems easy to replace, as USB to dock cords are readily available both in stores and online, not every cord […]