About Laura Tucker

Laura splits her time between being a movie and television reviewer as well as a tech writer. Along with writing and editing at MTE, she is the site admin of realityshack.com , and the chief editor of applemagazine.com.

Articles by Laura Tucker

Apple Textbooks: On Its Way to Revolutionizing Education

Apple Textbooks: On Its Way to Revolutionizing Education

The latest brainchild out of the Apple idea factory is textbooks that are published through their iBooks app. While it may seem like Apple is sticking its nose in an area it doesn’t need to be in, the ideas so far, in just the beginning stages of the program, are definitely admirable. It’s easy to […]

How to Add Photos to Facebook on iPad More Easily

How to Add Photos to Facebook on iPad More Easily

If there’s one thing that bothers me about the Facebook app for iPad, it’s that I can’t add captions onto my photos. I can do that by opening Facebook in Safari, but I can’t add the photos through there, nor can I do batch photos. This means a process of constantly moving back and forth […]

How to Keep Data on iOS Device Private

How to Keep Data on iOS Device Private

One of the problems with iOS devices is that they are so universal and can do so many different things that they often aren’t used by just one person. Yet sometimes you have pictures, notes, and websites that you might not want the whole family privy to. That’s where My Secret App comes in handy. […]

Keeping Your Kids Safe on iOS Devices

Keeping Your Kids Safe on iOS Devices

If there is one thing more disturbing on the news these days, it’s the amount of trusted adults that are being arrested for sexual offenses on kids. It makes parents lose all sense of how to keep their children safe, when they don’t even know if the child’s teacher, coach, uncle, or neighbor can be […]

Performing Search In iOS: What’s Your Alternatives?

Performing Search In iOS: What’s Your Alternatives?

With iOS, there are choices when using a search engine. You can either use it from within Safari or another browser, just like you would in Mac OS, or you can use a separate search engine app. Which option you choose depends much on personal preference. There are even several choices for different search engine […]

Two Apps to Help With Craigslist Search [iPad]

Two Apps to Help With Craigslist Search [iPad]

Craigslist is maturing into the premiere way for people to place their classified ads, whether it be to sell merchandise, place a personal ad, or look for a job. There are so many different Craiglist lists out there that it can get a big overwhelming, but a few iPad apps make that entire process much […]

Examining the Memory Hogs of iOS

Examining the Memory Hogs of iOS

The worst thing about the iPhone and iPad also happens to be the best thing. They do too much. It’s easy to assimilate them into our lives, and before long they become indispensable. But, soon we have our whole lives on these devices and they become overloaded. How do we manage the memory? I’ve been […]

Amazon Cloud Reader: An Improved Reading Experience For The iPad

Amazon Cloud Reader: An Improved Reading Experience For The iPad

Just in case catching up with your reading wasn’t easy enough on the Kindle apps for iOS and Mac, Amazon has made it even easier. Previously, iOS apps turned the iPhone and iPad into Kindles, and allowed the same reading experience on a Mac. Now they have taken the experience one step further. It’s not […]

Turn Your iPhone or Android Into a Walkie Talkie

Turn Your iPhone or Android Into a Walkie Talkie

Suddenly messaging people just got much easier. The Voxer app turns your iOS device into a walkie talkie, but also allows you to send text messages and pictures like you would with a regular text message. All three can be mixed within a conversation. I wasn’t even looking for such an app, but now having […]

Get the News You Want with the Zite App for iOS

Get the News You Want with the Zite App for iOS

One of our local newspapers isn’t even printing a paper anymore on Saturdays. This has to be the direct result of the ability to get the news on a computer or mobile device. The Zite app for iOS helps defeat the newspaper world even more by only delivering the news you want.

Use Calvetica As An Alternative to iOS Calendar App

Use Calvetica As An Alternative to iOS Calendar App

The Calendar and Reminders apps in the iOS software definitely work better since the release of iOS 5, but is there something better out there? If you go to the App Store, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices of To Do List apps and Calendar apps. Where do you start? […]

Watch Continuous Videos On YouTube With NowBox [iPad]

Watch Continuous Videos On YouTube With NowBox [iPad]

Ever wish you could just watch YouTube videos continuously without the constant searching in between each find, good or bad? NowBox for iPad makes it all possible. Sure, within YouTube itself you can save your favorite videos to a playlist to watch in a constant stream, but what about videos that are new to you? […]

DataMan Pro Tracks Your Data Usage Realtime [iOS]

DataMan Pro Tracks Your Data Usage Realtime [iOS]

Knowing exactly how much data you are using with your iOS devices is more important than ever. Not only are unlimited data pans harder and harder to come by, but every single thing you do now on a cell phone seems to be sucking up the data. It’s becoming a necessity to know how much […]

Alfred Takes Guesswork Out of Finding Restaurant to Go

Alfred Takes Guesswork Out of Finding Restaurant to Go

How many times do you have plans to go out to dinner or lunch, but can’t decide where to go? Alfred, what some fans are calling “Pandora for the real world”, helps take the guesswork out of finding new local businesses. This iOS app helps make that decision-making process much easier for you. Just like […]

7 Free Apps to Listen to the Radio on the iPad

7 Free Apps to Listen to the Radio on the iPad

I don’t always want to listen to my own music on the iPad. Many times I simply enjoy listening to the radio. I have an app that I have used for years on the iPhone and now use it as well on the iPad. However, it has become very outdated and wasn’t working as well […]

Flight Planning Made Easy With Hipmunk App For iOS

Flight Planning Made Easy With Hipmunk App For iOS

I don’t do a massive amount of traveling, but I do travel once or twice a year, usually something that combines fun with visiting family. Booking your own flights online has made great strides since the early days of the Internet where consumers were basically using travel agents’ systems to build their own itineraries. While […]

Work Remotely On Windows/Mac From Your iOS Devices

Work Remotely On Windows/Mac From Your iOS Devices

This is something I’ve been thinking about for awhile. If we can use our iOS devices as remotes for desktop computers, and if we can run desktop computer screens remotely from another computer, why not runĀ  desktop computer screens remotely with an iOS device? Researching it, I found there are many apps claiming to do […]