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

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 […]

Three Easy Ways to Make a Screenshot On Mac

Three Easy Ways to Make a Screenshot On Mac

There are a few different ways to record a screenshot on your Mac. They all caputure either part or all of your screen, for times when you want to share a Google Map to your house, part of a great website, or to show tech support the troubles you’re having with your  Mac. The following […]

The Top Ways to Watch TV on Your iPhone

The Top Ways to Watch TV on Your iPhone

In this on-demand society we live in, watching TV via any other means than watching it the first time it’s broadcast over the television airwaves has become extremely popular. People have replaced their VCRs with DVRs, but if they forget to record a show, all is not lost. Within twenty-four hours, they can find the […]

How to Try Mac App Store Applications for Free

How to Try Mac App Store Applications for Free

It’s easy to get caught up in the Mac’s App Store trying different applications, and an hour into browsing having spent $100 for a handful of applications, only to find out only one of them is something that you would actually use. There’s actually an easy way to try many of the paid applications for […]