How to Set Up Home Sharing in iTunes

How to Set Up Home Sharing in iTunes

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.

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5 Great Alternatives to Google Reader

5 Great Alternatives to Google Reader

If you are upset to find out that Google is eliminating its RSS feed service, fear not. We have found five great alternatives to Google Reader.

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Font Book on Mac: A Thorough Tutorial

Font Book on Mac: A Thorough Tutorial

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.

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Keychain Access: Keeping Mac Passwords Safe

Keychain Access: Keeping Mac Passwords Safe

With many individuals recommending that you have a different password for separate websites and services, it becomes more crucial than ever to have a safe place to keep your passwords. In Mac, the Keychain Access is the safe place that Apple created for you.

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Automate Your Mac With Task Till Dawn

Automate Your Mac With Task Till Dawn

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.

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Mac Utilities Folder Demystified

Mac Utilities Folder Demystified

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..

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How to Activate Hidden Mac Games in Terminal

How to Activate Hidden Mac Games in Terminal

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.

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How to Setup A New Macbook Pro

How to Setup A New Macbook Pro

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).

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Use IFTTT to Automate Your Internet Life

Use IFTTT to Automate Your Internet Life

Did you notice that you are doing the same things everyday? Once you are done with the emails and news, you still have to check out Instagram or the documents received in Dropbox. Wouldn’t it be good to have the Internet work for us rather than the other way round? IFTTT is the one for you.

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How to Use AirDrop Over Ethernet and Unsupported Macs

How to Use AirDrop Over Ethernet and Unsupported Macs

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.

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More Terminal Commands to Improve Your Mac Experience

More Terminal Commands to Improve Your Mac Experience

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.

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The Ultimate Apple iOS Holiday Gift Guide

The Ultimate Apple iOS Holiday Gift Guide

With the holidays around the corner, chances are you are checking off items on the shopping gift list. Today, we will take the mystery out of the various choices presented to you by Apple. From iPhones to iPods to iPads, we will decipher which is best to give to whom.

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Seven Preview Secrets You Need to Know (Mac)

Seven Preview Secrets You Need to Know (Mac)

Preview in Mac may be around for a long time, but there are still plenty of features that are not known to many. If you are a Mac user, here are 7 Previews secrets you need to know.

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How to Use Tech In Gift Giving [iOS]

How to Use Tech In Gift Giving [iOS]

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.

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Tips For Keeping Your Gadgets Useful in a Storm

Tips For Keeping Your Gadgets Useful in a Storm

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.

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Effective Tricks to Score The Best Black Friday Deals

Effective Tricks to Score The Best Black Friday Deals

While you can find plenty of great deals on Black Friday, if you did not plan carefully, you will often end up with stuff that you have totally no use for. In this tutorial, we will show you a few effective tricks to help you score the best Black Friday deals and avoid those costly mistakes.

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New iBooks Author Update: Making You A Better Writer

New iBooks Author Update: Making You A Better Writer

The latest update in the iBook Author has added several new features that make it a better, and easier tool to create your ebook. Today, we will look at the new updates and how they will impact you.

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Make the Web Social with HopIn for iOS

Make the Web Social with HopIn for iOS

HopIn is a web browser for iOS with social and bookmarking features embedded. It is built to support gestures where you can simply double-tap to share sites and images. Check it out.

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4 Useful iPhone Contacts Apps to Better Manage Your Friend List

4 Useful iPhone Contacts Apps to Better Manage Your Friend List

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.

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4 Life Assistant Apps and Websites for iOS Users

4 Life Assistant Apps and Websites for iOS Users

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.

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Overview of the iPad Mini Event: What Was Announced?

Overview of the iPad Mini Event: What Was Announced?

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.

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4 Fixes to Missing Features in iOS 6 Maps

4 Fixes to Missing Features in iOS 6 Maps

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!

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Reinventing Scrapbooking with Scrapnote for iPad

Reinventing Scrapbooking with Scrapnote for iPad

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.

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The iPhone 5 Shopping Bag: Essential Apps and Accessories

The iPhone 5 Shopping Bag: Essential Apps and Accessories

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.

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Best Apps to Manage Your Passwords on OS X [Mac]

Best Apps to Manage Your Passwords on OS X [Mac]

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.

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6 Free Essential House Hunting Apps for iOS

6 Free Essential House Hunting Apps for iOS

For those who are looking for homes, whether you’re a college student finally moving off campus or a family looking to get out of renting, here are six free applications for iOS we recommend for you.

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The Apple iPhone 5 has Landed: What Was Announced!

The Apple iPhone 5 has Landed: What Was Announced!

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.

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How to Share Your Mac’s Internet Connection

How to Share Your Mac’s Internet Connection

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.

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5 Ways to Give Up iTunes [Mac]

5 Ways to Give Up iTunes [Mac]

iTunes may be the default music player in Mac, but it may not be the best. Here are 5 great alternatives that you can use to replace iTunes in Mac.

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How to Transfer Your iTunes Library in Mac

How to Transfer Your iTunes Library in Mac

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.

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4 Apps That Help You to Save Money [iOS]

4 Apps That Help You to Save Money [iOS]

With recessionary clouds looming large on the economies across the world, people these days are in need of saving money. We have found several such apps for iOS that can assist you with money saving and management.

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Easy Selective Coloring With Colorstrokes 2.0 + Free Giveaway [Mac]

Easy Selective Coloring With Colorstrokes 2.0 + Free Giveaway [Mac]

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.

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Play Your Music Wirelessly With The Blackberry Music Gateway

Play Your Music Wirelessly With The Blackberry Music Gateway

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.

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Ultimate Guide to Mountain Lion Dictation and Voice

Ultimate Guide to Mountain Lion Dictation and Voice

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.

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How to Protect Your iPhone From Being Stolen

How to Protect Your iPhone From Being Stolen

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.

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Sleipnir 3: Web Browser Tabbing at Its Best [Mac]

Sleipnir 3: Web Browser Tabbing at Its Best [Mac]

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, […]

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How To Get Your System Ready for Mountain Lion

How To Get Your System Ready for Mountain Lion

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 […]

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How to Use Android Apps On Mac: A Bluestacks Overview

How to Use Android Apps On Mac: A Bluestacks Overview

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 […]

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iOS 6 101: How to Get Siri Working For You

iOS 6 101: How to Get Siri Working For 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 […]

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MTE Review And Giveaway: PhotoSweeper For Mac

MTE Review And Giveaway: PhotoSweeper For Mac

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. […]

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Mireo DON’T PANIC: A Handy GPS Navigation App For iOS And Android

Mireo DON’T PANIC: A Handy GPS Navigation App For iOS And Android

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 […]

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