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

Catching Up With the NFL Football Games Via iPad

Catching Up With the NFL Football Games Via iPad

If you get caught away from your television set on Sunday, but still want to be able to catch up with the NFL football games, there are a handful of apps you’ll want to consider to keep you up to date. While not every fan has the ability to watch the games live on their […]

Useful Apps For Traveling With an iPad

Useful Apps For Traveling With an iPad

Part of the allure of an iPad is its portability. It does so much, yet is so much smaller and easier to cart around than a laptop. This makes it an obvious choice for travel. While there are great apps for using it to plan your next getaway or business trip, there are also things […]

7 Awesome (and Free) Note-Taking Apps For the iPad

7 Awesome (and Free) Note-Taking Apps For the iPad

While the iOS itself provides a note-taking app for the iPad, it can be rather limiting. It only includes the most basic of functions. For those who are looking for more functionality, the good news is that there are over 700 note-taking apps available at the App Store, and even better, 141 of them are […]

How to Send Group Emails in iPad and iPhone

How to Send Group Emails in iPad and iPhone

It would seem that the ability to send group emails should be included in the iOS software, but it’s not. Sure you can put any number of emails in the “To” area, but if you have the same group of people that you send email to, be it for business or personal matters, it can […]

Creating Multiple Photo Albums on iPad and iPhone

Creating Multiple Photo Albums on iPad and iPhone

One of the most frustrating things about the iOS software has to be the lack of organization of photos, and that goes for both the iPad and the iPhone. They can do such incredible things with the OS X software with identifying faces and locations to better organize in iPhoto, so why not have all […]

4 Free iPad Apps to Help Parents Through the School Year

4 Free iPad Apps to Help Parents Through the School Year

Sure, you bought that iPad so that you could use it as an e-reader, watch Netflix, and keep up with your friends on Facebook, but you can also put it to use as a tool to help with parenting your kids through the school year. There are literally thousands of education apps, from education games […]

Share Your Music Easily With MyStream App [iPhone]

Share Your Music Easily With MyStream App [iPhone]

The hardest part about music-sharing is trying to do it legally. Since the onset of the Internet, that’s what has continued to be a challenge. iTunes and other music outlets keep making it harder and harder to share without buying songs. The MyStream App for iPhone aims to change all that, to give you an […]

Google Catalog App Made Shopping On the Internet Much Easier

Google Catalog App Made Shopping On the Internet Much Easier

Have you noticed that you aren’t receiving as many catalogs in the mail these days? Most likely it isn’t because the stores are going green. Instead, look to the Internet as the likely culprit. Shoppers are less likely to open a paper catalog when they can do the same shopping on the Internet at any […]

How to Store a Pages Document As a PDF in iBooks [iPad]

How to Store a Pages Document As a PDF in iBooks [iPad]

It’s something that seems like it should be easy, but it isn’t. Working in Pages on an iPad, if you create a document you want to use later, the logical progression of thought is to save it as a .PDF and store it in iBooks. However, getting it there isn’t an easy process. It actually […]

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 […]