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

Daily Shutdown – Is It Necessary for Your Computer and Devices?

Daily Shutdown – Is It Necessary for Your Computer and Devices?

Today we’re looking at the age-old debate on shutting your computer down daily, or for that matter a device such as a mobile phone or tablet. Is it necessary? Are you hurting anything if you leave it on 24/7? Are you helping anything if you perform a daily shutdown every night and go through the process of turning everything back on the next day?

Is Piracy A Necessary Evil?

Is Piracy A Necessary Evil?

Are you looking for a new app or a new album download but don’t want to pay for it? Pirating that app or music is a really attractive solution, saving anywhere from a few dollars to several hundred, but is it ethical? We asked the staff here at Make Tech Easier to chip in and tell us how they feel about the ethics of pirating apps, music, and other media. Let us know your comments too.

The Beginning Guide to iOS: Installing and Managing Apps (Part 4)

The Beginning Guide to iOS: Installing and Managing Apps (Part 4)

In iOS, every function is accomplished with the use of an app. There are native apps that are included with iOS, apps that Apple makes available to you to add more function, and there are also third-party apps that are available. In this article, we will show you how to install and uninstall apps as well as organizing them.

Getting Your Ways Around The Unobvious Settings in iOS

Getting Your Ways Around The Unobvious Settings in iOS

There is so much information and instruction packed into the General Settings in iOS that it’s really not so general. If you’re looking for more minor general settings, such as how to update your software, or how to find out your serial number, this is the place to go.

The Beginning Guide to iOS: Settings (Part 3)

The Beginning Guide to iOS: Settings (Part 3)

The Settings in your iOS device is one important place where you will spend most of your time on configuring the phone. Continuing our series of the beginner guide to iOS, we will show you how to master the Settings in your iOS devices.

Turn Your Photos Into Music Videos on iOS

Turn Your Photos Into Music Videos on iOS

Have you ever thought of turning your photos stream into interesting music videos to share with your family and friends? It used to be a complicated task involving expensive software and plenty of time. but in iOS, you can now do it easily and effortlessly. Here is how you can turn your photos into music videos in iOS.

Werdsmith For iOS Takes Writing Projects From Start to Finish

Werdsmith For iOS Takes Writing Projects From Start to Finish

I’m a fan of productivity apps and am always downloading note-taking and writing apps. Yet, when it comes to push and shove, I always end up resorting to my tried and true apps of Pages and AwesomeNote for writing on the iPad. Werdsmith is a writing app for iOS that promises to both track your ideas and help you write as you follow your project from start to finish. Does it deliver? Yes, of course.