How to Get Your DVDs Onto Your iOS Devices

How to Get Your DVDs Onto Your iOS Devices

Have you ever wanted to watch a movie on your iOS device, but not wanting to spend money in the iTunes Store because you already own the DVD? Maybe you just don’t know the best way to encode your movies to not just work on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, but also to have them look […]

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How to Speed Up Your Mac For Free!

How to Speed Up Your Mac For Free!

We all know the feeling of a new computer… everything is super quick, and there are no bugs or problems to be found. Even if you have a Mac though, which are by reputation more durable than a PC’s (if only for their relative sparse nature on the internet), you often still find that a […]

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How to Create Slideshows On The iPad

How to Create Slideshows On The iPad

One of the best parts about the iPad is its ability to share. From funny videos to photos, picking up an iPad and sharing things with friends and family is a great experience. With photos specifically, you can show someone an album of photos from a recent trip or event and let them flick through […]

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How To Turn Your iPad Into An Alarm Clock – For Free!

How To Turn Your iPad Into An Alarm Clock – For Free!

I often use my Android phone and dock as an alarm clock on my nightstand, and I know that upon getting the iPad, I thought it could make a very cool one as well. The iPad though, coming with iOS, doesn’t have a built in alarm clock app like Android phones do. With all that […]

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2 Useful Sticky Notes Apps To Get Things Done In iPad

2 Useful Sticky Notes Apps To Get Things Done In iPad

In the past where computers are not readily available, we have to depend on paper and pen to jot down notes and daily to-do list. Fast forward to today where mobile tablets and apps are the “in” things, we no longer have to depend on pen and paper to record our daily tasks (though I […]

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How To Create and Edit Playlists Straight from your iPad

How To Create and Edit Playlists Straight from your iPad

The iPad is an incredibly capable device, and as Apple advances all its mobile devices, they gain more and more capabilities in common with their OS X desktop brethren. One app in particular that shares many features with its desktop counterpart is iPad in iOS, which mimics all the playing functionality of iTunes. This mobile […]

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How to Delete Duplicates in iTunes (And Not Just By Name!)

How to Delete Duplicates in iTunes (And Not Just By Name!)

One of iTunes’ greatest features is its ability to quickly and easily track down duplicates hiding in your library. Duplicates can be a big problem in that they not only use up extra hard drive space that is essentially wasted, but they also make your iTunes library messy, which many users don’t appreciate. With a […]

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Flipboard: A Must-have Social Magazine App For iPad

Flipboard: A Must-have Social Magazine App For iPad

When Flipboard first released for the iPad, it appeared to be the ultimate solution to turn iPad into an interactive newspaper. Unfortunately, upon further use, it just did not have the content integration to make it a viable solution. That was in the past. After numerous updates, it has improved by leaps and bounds and […]

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How to Use FaceTime For Mac to Chat with Friends & Family

How to Use FaceTime For Mac to Chat with Friends & Family

For years Mac users have been using Mac OS X’s integrated chat software iChat to video chat with friends and family that have Macs as well, or Skype to video chat across platforms. Now, with Apple’s FaceTime for Mac, you can video chat from your Mac with friends or family members like never before… while they’re […]

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Zazzle Custom iPad Case Review

Zazzle Custom iPad Case Review

There are seemingly infinite possible ways to protect your iPad while on the go. Whether you like the Apple style case or a standard sleeve, they’ve both got one thing in common: they’re pretty boring! This is where Zazzle.com comes in.  Zazzle.com gives its users the ability to create custom version of almost anything! From t-shirts to […]

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How to Read Articles More Comfortably in Safari With Safari Reader

How to Read Articles More Comfortably in Safari With Safari Reader

Safari 5 for Mac OS X comes with a great, but relatively unheralded feature – Safari Reader. WIth Safari Reader, you can make nearly any article on the internet beautiful and easy to read, having it basically formatted with the click of a button to read just like an E-book, right in your browser. To do […]

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How to install iOS 4.2 on The iPad and Use It to The Fullest

How to install iOS 4.2 on The iPad and Use It to The Fullest

iOS 4.2 for iPad is finally here, after much awaiting by most iPad owners. But you may be wondering, how do I install it, and what’s different? Well fear not my techie friends, as MakeTechEasier is here to walk you through the process! While installation is simple, its not blatantly obvious how to use some […]

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How To Customize Your Mac’s Menu Bar Using XMenu

How To Customize Your Mac’s Menu Bar Using XMenu

DEVONtechnologies has become a household name for many Mac users, and for good reason. They’ve been responsible some fantastic software for Macs, including DEVONthink and DEVONnote, which are paid apps, but are extremely popular. More importantly though, DEVON also has also made a handful of really great open source software as well. These include apps that give you the ability to […]

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How to Install Ubuntu Maverick On Your Mac Virtualbox

How to Install Ubuntu Maverick On Your Mac Virtualbox

Ubuntu is all the rage lately in the tech world. While Linux has been largely an operating system for hobbyists and geeks, its popularity is growing with every new release of Ubuntu. From its simple installation to its touch screen friendliness and built in social networking features, Ubuntu is more viable an option today than […]

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How To: Make Your Own Ringtones in GarageBand in Mac OS X

How To: Make Your Own Ringtones in GarageBand in Mac OS X

Phones today come with many options for ringtones, but pretty many of them are generally either boring, or something you wouldn’t really want to use as your ringtone. While there are tons of apps and websites out there that let you download other generic ringtones or purchase songs to use as ringtones, these aren’t good options […]

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How to Create And Edit Movies Using A Green Screen in iMovie’09

How to Create And Edit Movies Using A Green Screen in iMovie’09

I bet you have seen weather forecasts in the TV. Most of the times, the presenter is standing beside a large map, and the map/weather changes as he/she speaks about the weather condition in different regions. If you are wondering how the animation is done, it is achieved with a green screen (or blue screen/chroma […]

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Sparrow Access Your Gmail Account On Desktop [Mac]

Sparrow Access Your Gmail Account On Desktop [Mac]

Sparrow for Gmail bills itself as “The New Mail for Mac” and it is obvious why. OS X’s Mail app is a very basic, barebones email application that gets the job done quickly and relatively painlessly. Sparrow is very similar in that regard. Where it ends though, is email integration outside of Gmail, as Gmail is […]

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How to Preview Application Window The Quick and Easy Way [Mac]

How to Preview Application Window The Quick and Easy Way [Mac]

In Windows 7, its super easy to see what windows you have open for each application without leaving the window you’re currently in. In OS X however, this is not the case. While there is always Exposé, this requires an extra key-press or gesture, and takes you away from your currently active window. In trying to solve this problem, […]

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How to Create Video Tutorials on Your Mac Using ScreenFlow

How to Create Video Tutorials on Your Mac Using ScreenFlow

I’ve been doing a ton of work lately with video. From green screen to screen capture, video on the web continues to grow as a way to distribute information. To take advantage of this growth in a quick and easy way on my own sites, I’ve wanted to do some quick how-to’s that I could upload to […]

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How to Create A Network Drive Using AirDisk in OS X

How to Create A Network Drive Using AirDisk in OS X

There are a million ways in which using a network drive at home can be super useful. Whether you want an easy and quick way to back up, share files, stream media from multiple computers, or something else entirely, a network drive can be a convenient and easy way to do if set up correctly. Here’s a […]

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How to Work Efficiently on Your Mac Using Active Screen Corners

How to Work Efficiently on Your Mac Using Active Screen Corners

OS X comes with some amazingly cool and useful features built right in to the OS. One of the coolest, and the one I get asked about most often, is the Active Screen Corners feature. Not only can using Active Screen Corners make using your Mac quicker and easier, but it can also be a great substitute […]

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How to Control iTunes Using Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

How to Control iTunes Using Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

One of my favorite parts of my Macbook is the set of media keys across the top of the keyboard. For a music, movie, TV and general media junkie like myself, these keys make things quick and easy. What I do hate though, is when I switch to an external keyboard and mouse, which I generally do […]

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How to Connect Your iDevice to Your Mac’s Internet Connection Without a Wifi Router

How to Connect Your iDevice to Your Mac’s Internet Connection Without a Wifi Router

When I were in college just a few short years ago, we had two options for getting online: the building-wide wifi, and our in-room ethernet. The building-wide wifi was slow and laggy, since the majority of residents defaulted to using this network. Adding to that, we weren’t allowed to have routers in our rooms. While this […]

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How to Find And Install Non-market Apps On Your Android Phone

How to Find And Install Non-market Apps On Your Android Phone

The Android Market is great, and only getting better. It is home to literally tens of thousands of great apps, many of which are free, and all of which are at your disposal with just a few taps of your finger. But sometimes, particularly when searching for apps that perform particular functions, we are met with an […]

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How to Organize Your Mac’s Desktop using DeskShade

How to Organize Your Mac’s Desktop using DeskShade

I love my Mac because of the way it runs. It’s speedy, as well as easy, and never slows down with time. Another reason I love my Mac though, is because of its aesthetics. In my opinion, MacBooks just look nice. Part of what makes them look so nice though, are the personal touches we […]

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How to create your own OS X Dashboard Widgets from Safari

How to create your own OS X Dashboard Widgets from Safari

One of the many unique ideas Apple has pioneered in operating systems is the use of desktop widgets.  Apple first introduced widgets with the Dashboard when they released OS X v.10.4. Since then, they’ve grown in popularity, in number of widgets available, and have been copied in several iterations for every major operating system. While they […]

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How to Jailbreak Your iPad

How to Jailbreak Your iPad

Jailbreaking your iPad is, in a word, simple.  In two words, it’s ridiculously simple. But why do it? And how? I’m here to answer all your questions! So let’s get started! Why should you Jailbreak? Well, jailbreaking your iPad offers you tons of features and opportunities that you are otherwise not afforded. It gives you […]

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How to Install and use Google Voice on your Android phone

How to Install and use Google Voice on your Android phone

Google Voice, as reviewed here, is a service that gives you an all new way to interact with your phone, as well as the things you use it for most. Google Voice has many feature, but the few that are probably most important to most people are the unified voicemail, the ability to make and […]

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How to Tether Using Your Android Phone

How to Tether Using Your Android Phone

Unless you are one of the few who have upgraded to Froyo, or you have rooted your Android phone, chances are, you are still not able to tether using your Android phone. Those who are seeking a solution, PdaNet is the easiest way available to provide tethering to your Mac or PC. PdaNet allows you to, […]

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