Emmanuel Banks

Emmanuel Banks has been a writer with Make Tech Easier since August 2011. Emmanuel loves anything related to technology and social media. When Emmanuel isn't working, he enjoys traveling and trying out the latest tech gadget.

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ClipMenu: A Useful Clipboard Manager For Mac

ClipMenu: A Useful Clipboard Manager For Mac

While working on your Mac, you are bound to use the copy and paste feature to copy and move things around. In most cases, every time you copy a link/text/document, it only works for one instance of the “paste”. You can’t “paste” several times for each “copy”. ClipMenu is a small, lightweight and useful clipboard […]

Useful Tips And Tricks For Utilizing Mission Control In Mac

Useful Tips And Tricks For Utilizing Mission Control In Mac

On an average day, I can find myself making use of at least eight applications. From emailing to iMessaging coworkers, almost every application in my dock gets used. Even during an article creation, I will make use of at least four. I would make use of one application for emailing/references, another application for getting sources, […]

Summary Of WWDC 2012: The Future Is Now!

Summary Of WWDC 2012: The Future Is Now!

For all the Apple fans out there, I am sure you have waiting long for the WWDC event to see what big announcements are being made and which products are being launched. For those who have missed the keynote, here is the summary of the update and great features you are going to see in […]

Mastering Spotlight For Mac

Mastering Spotlight For Mac

If you have used your Mac for quite some time, chances are your files and stuff are all over the places and you have difficulties finding and getting to them quickly when you need it. Luckily there is the Spotlight tool that keeps your sanity in check. Looking for that old document you wrote a […]

How To Be A Rocking Blogger With These Apps [Mac]

How To Be A Rocking Blogger With These Apps [Mac]

For casual blogger, writing a post on your blog is easy. You just have to fire up the browser and start typing on your blog’s text editor. However, if you are a full time blogger, especially in the technology field, you will know that writing posts involve more than just writing. You will need to […]

Complete Guide to Newsstands For iOS

Complete Guide to Newsstands For iOS

I never was an individual who enjoyed subscriptions. The main reason behind this is because when I did carry a subscription to a popular magazine, half of the issues I received weren’t of great interest to me. However, due to the fact I paid a whole year’s subscription in advance, I at least skimmed through. I always wondered what would be a great alternative to having physical, paper subscriptions that ended up half the time in the recycling bin. I found this alternative with Newsstands for iOS. This is the native Apple application that takes magazine and newspaper subscriptions into the digital realm. How does it stack up? Let’s take a look and find out.

4 Photography Apps For Busy Photographers [Mac]

4 Photography Apps For Busy Photographers [Mac]

After a busy photo-shoot, the next thing to do is to organize your photos into their respective albums. Depending on your photo-editing skill, you might also want to do some touching up to the photos before you save them to the archive. If you are a Mac user, here are some photography apps, ranging from […]

A Comprehensive Guide to iTunes U [iOS]

A Comprehensive Guide to iTunes U [iOS]

Learning at a prestigious college is an opportunity possible for very few. From Harvard to Stanford, the admission criteria for most of those colleges prevented many from attending. However, would you ever believe that you could learn from the professors of many of these colleges straight from your Mac and iOS device, as if you […]

7 Useful Apps and Services For College Freshmen [iOS]

7 Useful Apps and Services For College Freshmen [iOS]

Many high school students are in the height of the spring school year. With Advanced Placement, SAT, and finals over, the next focus is to get ready for a new lifestyle in university. While high school has prepared students for the college workload, high school can only help so much with getting accustomed to a […]

5 Ways To Make Earth Day Year-Round

5 Ways To Make Earth Day Year-Round

Earth Day was on April 22nd this year. For many individuals, it may involve doing earth friendly activities outdoors. For others, it could be a day of acknowledgement for the earth friendly things they may do all year. From recycling to composting, earth friendly activities are become apart of our daily lives. This is even […]

How to Improve Your Mac’s Battery Performance

How to Improve Your Mac’s Battery Performance

A couple of months ago, my Mac received a small notification mentioning that my Mac was running on a “service battery”. In a nutshell, this means that the battery isn’t acting the same as it did the first week I bought it. I can charge it and it will work to full capacity, but there […]

Guide to a Tech-Savvy Lemonade Stand/Garage Sale

Guide to a Tech-Savvy Lemonade Stand/Garage Sale

When you look back to your childhood, several things may come to mind. One of those fun events may be the classic lemonade stand in your neighborhood. The customer makes their order, you make the lemonade, and the customer gives you the money. However, in today’s modern age, the lemonade stand doesn’t have to be […]

Instant, The Polaroid App For Mac

Instant, The Polaroid App For Mac

It seems that when we become too technologically advanced, we find ourselves nostalgically wanting elements from the past. This is best shown with the trend of vintage photography, with applications like Instagram, allowing you to add filters and effects to your photos, making them look as if they just came out of the 60s. However, […]

The iOS Guide For Mobile News Readers

The iOS Guide For Mobile News Readers

For many of us, our morning routine consists of catching up on the latest developments that occurred while we were asleep. How we obtain our news is evenly split into three ways. We have individuals who catch the news through television, a second group receives the latest developments on your mobile devices, and a third […]

ScrapPad For Mac: More Than Just Your Grandmother’s Scrapbook

ScrapPad For Mac: More Than Just Your Grandmother’s Scrapbook

When you think about making fun activities, not many people will think of scrapbooking. The activity is originally designed for the older crowd as it requires plenty of time, effort and creativity. However, with the advancement in technology, scrapbooking has now become a modernized hobby. This is shown in no better way than with ScrapPad […]

The New PayPal Here For iOS Review

The New PayPal Here For iOS Review

PayPal is the popular online payment service that everyone loves to hate. With the astronomical fees and tight rules, many individuals would love to get away from it. However, with the age of the Internet, online payment services can’t and don’t sprout up as fast as iPhone applications. Many take years to even get noticed, […]

The Review of FX Photo Studio [Mac]

The Review of FX Photo Studio [Mac]

I am big on finding the perfect photography application for my Mac. While I haven’t found that yet, I’m sure that’s due to the fact that it doesn’t exist yet. However, there are many applications out there that I use regularly for light photo editing, leaving Photoshop for the big jobs. One thing I love […]

10 Apps and Accessories For Your New iPad

10 Apps and Accessories For Your New iPad

With your new iPad now feeling more at home among your other gadgets, it’s now time to treat your new iPad to a couple of gifts. First off, what is an iPad without great applications? There are many applications out there that your new iPad is waiting to enjoy and we will outline some of […]