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

Deleting Files on a Mac – Empty Trash or Secure Empty Trash?

Deleting Files on a Mac – Empty Trash or Secure Empty Trash?

Deleting files in Mac OS isn’t a difficult thing to do by any means, yet it can be confusing. Everyone knows how to drag files into the trash can in the dock, yet to actually delete them, there are two choices in the Finder Menu – Empty Trash and Secure Empty Trash. Which one should […]

120+ in 1: Applets – An App to Do Everything You Want and More

120+ in 1: Applets – An App to Do Everything You Want and More

You won’t find a better app deal than the 120+ in 1: Applets app for iPhone. This little app includes several smaller apps to do both fun and useful things from sending group emails to checking the weather to the ability to send fun texts. All of it is available in this one little app. […]

Solving Apple MacBook’s Perpetual Overheating Problem

Solving Apple MacBook’s Perpetual Overheating Problem

In the immediate gratification society we live in, we want our computers to be mobile. We want to take them all over the home and office, and even transport them back and forth, and because of that, many people opt for laptops instead of desktop computers. It seems like the perfect solution, until owners of […]

Music on the iPhone: iPod, Pandora, and More

Music on the iPhone: iPod, Pandora, and More

While many cell phones come with the ability to play music, the iPhone does it like no other. Instead of being a phone that also plays music, it’s an electronic device that is both an MP3 player and a phone. Apple took its very successful iPod and added a phone to it. There may be […]

AppShopper: Bargain Basement For iPhone Apps

AppShopper: Bargain Basement For iPhone Apps

One of the most useful apps that I have found for the iPhone is AppShopper. It’s like a Bargain Basement for iPhone apps in that it warehouses price changes and updates for apps. It can be used both for shopping for specific applications, as well as just browsing to find interesting new apps. You can […]

Useful iPhone Locator Apps… Never Lose Your Phone Again

Useful iPhone Locator Apps… Never Lose Your Phone Again

Sometimes disaster happens before we’ve prepared ourselves for it. iPhones can fall out of a pocket, slip through a hole in a backpack or purse, or be left on the counter at a store. The next time you go to make a call or text, you realize it’s missing and have no idea where you […]

Your Worst Nightmare: A Water-Damaged iPhone

Your Worst Nightmare: A Water-Damaged iPhone

With the advent of the electronic age, everyone’s had water damage to a device at some point or another. Yet when it happens to an iPhone, it’s absolutely devastating. It’s your worst nightmare. Panic, tears, and yelling don’t help at all, but what will? I didn’t think it would ever happen to me, as I’m […]

Kindle for iPhone App: Connecting It All Together

Kindle for iPhone App: Connecting It All Together

These days, people are turning to digital content for all their reading needs, whether it be books, newspapers, or magazines. At close to the same price, and many times cheaper, it just doesn’t make sense to stick with printed reading materials. But the largest reason to go digital is because it’s more readily available. You […]

Siri Assistant: Your Best Personal Assistant On The Move

Siri Assistant: Your Best Personal Assistant On The Move

There are many iPhone apps that do similar things to Siri Assistant, but none of them do everything Siri does. It’s an app that does so much, it’s usually underused. It performs exactly as billed, like a much-needed personal assistant. Siri Assistant can perform a myriad of tasks. It can perform GPS tasks for you, […]