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

10 Ways to Recycle Old Macs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods

10 Ways to Recycle Old Macs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods

We live in such a throwaway society, that it’s easier to discard used items rather than figure out what else to do with them. However, there’s also a big green push out there to recycle items, making it better for the planet in the long run. With your old Apple items, whether it be Macs, […]

Skype For iPad Review

Skype For iPad Review

It definitely seemed a little odd that Skype didn’t have a dedicated app for the iPad. Sure, the iPhone app worked, but it definitely wasn’t making good use of everything the iPad has to offer. It just seemed odd, as suddenly Skyping has become so big, it’s now considered a verb. Calling people through an […]

7 Different Apps to Read Magazines and Newspapers on iPad

7 Different Apps to Read Magazines and Newspapers on iPad

Trees all over the world should be rejoicing with all the technological advances. Books, magazines, and newspapers no longer have to be read on paper. They can be read via various electronic methods. One popular method is reading via a Kindle device, but iPads and iPhones also function as readers, specifically for magazines and newspapers. […]

How to Find Lyrics For Your Songs On iPad

How to Find Lyrics For Your Songs On iPad

The iPod app in iOS is one of the best app around. It allows you to search your music by artist, song, album, genre, composer and display lyrics while the music is playing. However, as good as it gets, it is still lacking the capability to add/edit the music info in your iPhone/iPad. Worst still, […]

Getting Around in Mac OS X Lion

Getting Around in Mac OS X Lion

OS X Lion, the most recent update to Apple Macintosh’s operating software has been hyped as one of the more radical updates to the OS X software since its original release. Overall, its biggest change is that it’s beginning to look more and more like iOS, the mobile operating software that runs iPhones and iPads.

FX Photo Studio Review [iPhone App]

FX Photo Studio Review [iPhone App]

There are so many photo apps for iPhone and iPad that it can be hard to know where to start looking. Simply type “photo” or “photo editing” in a search yields too many apps. I tried FX Photo Studio recently, and more than anything else, it’s just a lot of fun. If you’re looking for […]

Can an iPad Take the Place of a Computer?

Can an iPad Take the Place of a Computer?

Since buying an iPad 2, one of the questions I’m asked most frequently is if it can completely take the place of a computer. I’m not surprised people are asking that, as it’s the same thing I was asking before I bought it. As a writer, I’m literally on my computer from the time I […]

Using iTunes Genius on Mac, iPhone, and iPad

Using iTunes Genius on Mac, iPhone, and iPad

Some music and app fans enjoy the Genius function in iTunes, and some don’t. It’s gone through very limited changes since Apple added the function to iTunes in 2008. However, as devices have been added to the iTunes repertoire, they’ve arrived with iTunes and Genius, meaning everything that has iTunes also has the Genius capability.

How to Change Dock Icons on a Mac

How to Change Dock Icons on a Mac

There are many reasons to change the icons that appear in the Dock on our Mac, and it’s easy enough to do, leaving you no reason to have to stick with the ones that are automatically attached to files and folders. If you want the dock icons to be something more personal to you, to […]

Pixelmator: A Great Alternative to Photoshop In Mac

Pixelmator: A Great Alternative to Photoshop In Mac

Sometimes things that seem like they should be difficult are actually very easy, and sometimes the opposite is true. Things that seem like they should be easy are actually very difficult. You would assume that editing images for the web would be easy, yet that’s not always the case. The more we progress through this […]

LeapDoc: Easily Push Documents to Your iOS Device

LeapDoc: Easily Push Documents to Your iOS Device

Technology is moving at a pretty quick clip these days, so much so that it can be hard to keep up with. Now that transferring documents wirelessly has become desirable, applications and operating systems are figuring out new ways to do this. The newest application to aid in this process is LeapDoc. What LeapDoc does […]

Transfer Documents Wirelessly From iOS Device to Mac

Transfer Documents Wirelessly From iOS Device to Mac

As the tech world continues to complete the transition from being completely wired to completely wireless, it’s very close to being completely wireless, whether it’s phones, computers, game systems, etc. While Apple’s iTunes is now able to transfer non-music documents completely wirelessly, other apps still have a long way to go. A year ago no […]

How to Share a Screen With Another Mac Over a Network [Mac]

How to Share a Screen With Another Mac Over a Network [Mac]

With all the talk lately of easier file-sharing with cloud services, one of the more useful sharing option I still use is screen-sharing within my local network. This option in OS X Leopard enables me to not just see, but also control, the screen of another computer in my home. Having teenagers, I just can’t […]

Getting Help for Your Apple Products At The Genius Bar

Getting Help for Your Apple Products At The Genius Bar

Apple makes it easy to find the help you need for your Apple products, whether they be Macintosh desktop computers, laptops, iPods, iPhones, iPads, or even software. And it’s good help, in fact it’s genius help. In each of their retail stores, Apple has a unique service/help desk they refer to as the “Genius Bar”. […]

Downloading Songs to iTunes From Previous Purchases

Downloading Songs to iTunes From Previous Purchases

While Apple won’t release the iOS5, Lion, and iCloud software packages for some time yet, they instituted an update to iTunes that will allow you to access to any songs you previously downloaded through the music catalog. It’s something that doesn’t seem that great until it’s actually in use. Only then can you see the […]

How to Fix Spelling with AutoCorrect on an iPhone

How to Fix Spelling with AutoCorrect on an iPhone

Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing, especially with technology. Today’s generation doesn’t even have to learn to spell, as every way they choose to correspond, be it email, texting, or social networking, is spellchecked. The iPhone even has an auto-correct option on it, which automatically corrects your errors, but sometimes it […]

How to Protect Your Mac from MacDefender

How to Protect Your Mac from MacDefender

One of the advantages of owning a Mac over the years has been the extremely low chance of being affected by a virus. While PC users had this as a constant worry, Mac users escaped. This difference existed because for a long time, there were so fewer Mac users that it wasn’t worth the time […]

Alternate Uses For Home/Lock Button On The iPhone

Alternate Uses For Home/Lock Button On The iPhone

When you have something as small as an iPhone that does so much, buttons often have multiple uses. One of the most utilitarian buttons is the Home Button. All iPhone users know that the button is used to go back to your home screen and to unlock your phone, but it can also be used […]