Ari Simon has been a writer with Make Tech Easier since August 2011. Ari loves anything related to technology and social media. When Ari isn't working, he enjoys traveling and trying out the latest tech gadget.
Home Sharing in iTunes allows for multiple computers, regardless of their operation system, to share iTunes contents together. This has been helpful for everything from sharing content between computers within the house. This article will discuss how to set up Home Sharing in iTunes and dive into sharing content between computers.
Font Book is the area of the Mac where you are able to view, delete, and download new fonts. It’s an aspect of Mac that not all users discover. In this article, we will go through the Font Book in details and let you know what you can do with it.
Task Till Dawn is an automation tool for Mac. The application allows for you to have applications automatically launch along with files as well. You can have this set for certain times during the day to automate your Mac.
You may know most of the settings in your Mac, but when it comes to all the applications in the Utilities folder, such as Console or Migration Assistant, do you know what are their uses? Today, we will demystify the Mac Utilities folder and give a basic synopsis of each application in the Utilities folder..
The Terminal may seems like a scary place for many Mac users, but do you know that you can play games in your Terminal too? Other than Tetris, there is also Ping Pong, Snake and even lesser-known games like Doctor. If you are keen, here is how you can start playing the games in your Mac’s terminal.
You just bought a Macbook Pro and you are new to computing in general. Don’t be panic. Here’s a tutorial to walk you through the steps of setting up your new MacBook Pro (Read on for pleasant surprise at the end of the article).
Airdrop allows you to send a file over to another Mac that is in the same WiFi network. However, not all Macs support Airdrop, especially those without the latest updates. Even those with the latest updates may not work out if not under a WiFi network. This doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Here, we will go over how to use Airdrop in both situations.
Are you looking for a faster way to change some of the Mac’s system settings? The fastest way is to use the Terminal. Here are some of the useful Terminal commands to change the system settings and make your Mac better.
Greeting card is a good alternative for those who can’t make out the time to buy a proper present. Today, we will take a look at a couple of applications for Mac and iOS that make giving all types of cards (greeting and gift cards) easier and fun.
The difficult part about gift giving is finding out what to give and where to get it. Here, we will show you how you can easily create a gift giving list, finding the best gift, and paying the least amount possible, all from your iPhone.
Have you ever wondered, in a time without electricity, how can your tech gadgets still be useful? The fact is, with a little preparation, your gadgets can be, and will be useful in a time like storm or heavy snowfall. Check it out.
The Contacts app in the iPhone may be a functional and usable app, but it is really a weak app compared to others in the market. If you are looking for a better way to manage your contacts, here are four amazing contacts apps that you can use on iPhone.
There are many times when we wish we could have a personal assistant who can ensure that everything is in order. Today, we will take a look at four applications for iOS users that make having your life in order and on track an easier task than ever.
In the Apple event today, they announced new updates to the iPad model and multiple Mac models. The main focus, is of course, centered on the iPad Mini. If you have missed the event, here is the recap.
Apple has acknowledged that their mapping service isn’t perfect, but it is growing. However, if you can’t wait that long, no worries, we have four apps that could fill out some of the features previously found in Google Maps – all of which are free!
When trying out Scrapnote a couple of weeks ago, I mainly did it to give scrapbooking a try. I wasn’t looking at the app as anything outside of that at first, however, as I dug a bit more into the app, I found Scrapnote really reinventing what scrapbooking meant to the modern individual. Let’s check out how it works and how it reinvents itself.
If you are a proud iPhone 5 owner, the next thing you will look out for are the accessories (many of which are a bit essential) and the apps that work on the bigger screen. Today, we have a list of both below.
When I need to login to my account fast, the last thing I want to do is to sort through my memory to find the correct password. If you’re looking for a better way to manage your passwords, here are a couple of great password managers you can use.
The iPhone 5 has finally been announced. We have been waiting for months for the device, and Apple confirmed it on Wednesday at their event at Yerba Buena Convention Center in San Francisco. If you have missed the whole event, here is a quick recap of what is new, and why the iPhone 5 may make your pockets a bit empty at the end of the day.
Sharing the Internet connection on your Mac is particularly useful when you are travelling and there is only a corded connection. You can easily setup a Wifi network and share the Internet with your coworker.
Over the years, I am sure there are instances where you need to transfer a song or even the whole library to another place. Today, we will show you how to transfer your iTunes library to anywhere you want.
Colorstrokes is a simple-to-use image editing software (for Mac) that lets you play with colors in every possible way. You can recolor images, create unique color splash photos, bring color to black and white snaps and of course, carry out selective color effect.
If you haven’t learned already, the more wireless things are, the better. Cords are becoming a thing of the past. RIM understands this, and this is the reason behind their release of the Blackberry Music Gateway. The Music Gateway takes the cords out of having to play music from your device to speakers.
There are several new features in Mountain Lion and one of the more useful, but often overlooked is the voice and dictation features. Today, we will take the time to look at what both features include, how to effectively use Dictation, and how to find amazing value in voice.
Losing your iPhone is more than just losing the hardware, it also means that all your data are lost, and potentially accessed by hacker that use them with bad intention. While it is difficult to prevent you from losing your own phone, there are ways that you can use to make the retrieval process much easier, or make accessing the data an impossible task.
For most individuals, adding a new web browser onto their systems is a process they’d rather ignore. Most of us have strong relationships with our web browsers because we have spent great amount of time to customize it to suit our needs. So what makes Sleipnir 3 different? The web browser’s beautiful interface, fast performance, […]
The final beta is out for Mountain Lion, and that means the full public version is coming pretty soon. It is time again for Apple users to start preparing their system for the new release. With the various features that are in Mountain Lion, there are a couple of things you need to know before […]
Android and Apple never seem like two companies you’d expect much collaboration from. However, during the Google I/O conference, a new emulator that allows Mac users to use Android apps on their laptops was launched. This emulator, known as Bluestacks, allows you to run Android apps on your Mac computer, much the way like you […]
iOS 6 is expected to be available in the fall, but Make Tech Easier will take a look at what the software has in store for the users. The first piece of iOS 6 that we will look at today is Siri. The software presented at WWDC now has many improvements in where it is […]
I try to think that I’m good at organizing my photos on my Mac. However, I know that this isn’t true. From the contents of my digital camera to what is synced to my computer from my iPhone, it seems that all of my photos seem to sprout from somewhere when searching around my Mac. […]
During WWDC, I was very happy to see that iOS 6 was going to come packed with turn by turn directions for maps. This seemed like a great feature to add for individuals not willing to pay a premium for applications on the App Store offering turn by turn directions. However, I was disappoint, like […]
Being a technology blogger, part of my job is to download software, install and review them. Over time, my Mac seems to be the system to be what suffers from this overindulgence of software/apps. However, despite all of this downloading, I have found a way to keep my system in tip-top shape. This solution is […]