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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The Ultimate iPad Buyer Guide

The Ultimate iPad Buyer Guide

If you are in the market to get yourself your very first iPad, you will find that the buying option is not as easy as it should be. From which iPad should I get, which plan should I sign up, to which apps should I install, they are all small, yet important decisions that you […]

Sparrow: Probably The Best Gmail App For iPhone

Sparrow: Probably The Best Gmail App For iPhone

I have used the Mac version of Sparrow for close to a year now, but I’ve always found something missing with the application. That missing link was the lack of a mobile version of Sparrow, I couldn’t use it on the go or on the commute to classes. However, this changed in the beginning of […]

6 iOS Apps For Getting In Shape

6 iOS Apps For Getting In Shape

Spring is only a couple of weeks away. This means that individuals who are wanting to get into tip-top shape for summer are either beginning or in the height of reaching weight loss goal. However, if you haven’t started to work on your summer weight loss goal just yet, we have a couple of applications […]

The Mobile Check-in Battle: Foursquare vs. Highlight vs. Glancee

The Mobile Check-in Battle: Foursquare vs. Highlight vs. Glancee

Foursquare has been a favorite of ours in terms of mobile check-in applications for years now. However, even though it is the most popular, it doesn’t mean that it is the best. There are many other location based applications that are just as great, if not better. Today, we will pit two other location-based apps […]

What You Need To Know About The New Apple’s iPad

What You Need To Know About The New Apple’s iPad

Apple announced the newest generation of the iPad on March 7th. This generation is known simply as iPad, not iPad 3 or iPad HD as many have expected. As usual, right after the announcement, the iPad immediately went out of stock as thousands of Apple fans rushed to pre-order the device. However, is this newest […]

8 iOS Applications to Help You During SXSW

8 iOS Applications to Help You During SXSW

South By Southwest (SXSW) begins March 9th and lasts for much of the week until the 13th of March. SXSW isn’t one conference or event, but a group of events in Austin, TX for the duration of the time. Today, we will take a look at some essential applications you should pack into your iPhone […]

The Family and Their Macs: Essential Tips

The Family and Their Macs: Essential Tips

More and more people are having Macs in their houses, not just as a personal computer, but also a family computer where everyone in the family has accessed to. In most cases, the family PC is often the most messed up PC around because you have no control (or you don’t know how to control) […]

The Mac User’s Guide to Time Machine

The Mac User’s Guide to Time Machine

While enjoying coffee with a friend recently, she mentioned how her Mac has been filling up recently in terms of storage and recommendations on countering this problem. For any computer user, when memory is beginning to become scarce, the best solution is with a hard drive. However, some individuals are confused on how this is […]

Clear for iOS: The Future of Simpler Technology

Clear for iOS: The Future of Simpler Technology

Clear for iPhone is a simple application that has one thing on its mind, helping you remember your tasks in an easier and simpler way. This makes the application beautiful ascetically as well as in it’s motive. The Clear application also shows a lot about how technology is becoming less complicating, something we see in […]

10 Favorite Mountain Lion Features

10 Favorite Mountain Lion Features

Apple recently announced the newest Mac OS that will be hitting a Mac near you by this summer. The new OS is called Mountain Lion, an OS coming after the current OS X Lion model. Mountain Lion is an OS that incorporates a lot that went right with the recent iOS software, including many parts […]

Best Apps of Macworld 2012

Best Apps of Macworld 2012

Macworld 2012 was held during the last week of January. The conference involved many changes when compared to the previous Macworld conferences. For example, the conference now has a name change, from Macworld to Macworld – iWorld. This shows the conference’s focus will be a lot more on the growing iDevice market. In the beginning, […]

All About Launchpad for Mac

All About Launchpad for Mac

Launchpad is one of the many programs included in OS X Lion. While it is a good concept, many individuals may find it hard to find the value in the application. If you are unfamiliar with the program, Launchpad is just like the home screen of iOS devices. You have all of your applications, spread […]

Office Essentials: 9 Useful Apps for Work [Mac]

Office Essentials: 9 Useful Apps for Work [Mac]

There is no doubt about it, most offices and jobs that use Macs are startups. The smaller work environment means less employees, less employees mean Macs are more affordable for the whole office, than purchasing Macs for a larger office. However, more and more larger offices are looking into using Macs for their employees. As […]

4 Apps To Make Your Valentine’s Day Special [iOS]

4 Apps To Make Your Valentine’s Day Special [iOS]

Valentine’s Day is one of, if not the, most romantic day on the gregorian calendar. It is the day when you must impress your most loved one with a special dinner or anything that will make them feel special and loved. However, this pressure can be deemed too stressful for us guys out there who […]

Become An Acclaimed Author With iBooks Author For Mac

Become An Acclaimed Author With iBooks Author For Mac

Apple had an education event in late January in New York that allowed any company to dip their foot in the textbook industry. This was through the release of iBooks 2, a more textbook focused iBooks app than the previous version, for the iPad. In addition, Apple released iTunes U for iPhone, allowing individuals to […]

How to Turn Your iPad into a Mac

How to Turn Your iPad into a Mac

For many consumers these days, a Mac of any type can be a really difficult purchase to make. Some individuals find the price too difficult to look past. This makes some people feel that there are no alternatives toward getting a Mac, with some refurbished models still considered quite high. However, there is a great […]

Forecast for iPhone: Foursquare Check-In Ahead of Time

Forecast for iPhone: Foursquare Check-In Ahead of Time

There are many location-based applications available on the App Store today for the iPhone. From FourSquare to Gowalla, you have many choices, unique of each other, to choose from. They are great, but there are many times when I know I have a dinner with some friends that night, but forget to check-in. In another […]

The Ultimate New Mac User Guide

The Ultimate New Mac User Guide

So, if you are reading this article, then chances are, you just got yourself a Mac. Despite the Mac being an easy machine to master, it is a different ballpark for individuals used to using Windows. You must learn about Finder, docks, Macintosh HD, and everything in between. Today, we’ll give you a preview of […]