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

Pixelmator: A Great Alternative to Photoshop In Mac

Pixelmator: A Great Alternative to Photoshop In Mac

Sometimes things that seem like they should be difficult are actually very easy, and sometimes the opposite is true. Things that seem like they should be easy are actually very difficult. You would assume that editing images for the web would be easy, yet that’s not always the case. The more we progress through this […]

LeapDoc: Easily Push Documents to Your iOS Device

LeapDoc: Easily Push Documents to Your iOS Device

Technology is moving at a pretty quick clip these days, so much so that it can be hard to keep up with. Now that transferring documents wirelessly has become desirable, applications and operating systems are figuring out new ways to do this. The newest application to aid in this process is LeapDoc. What LeapDoc does […]

Transfer Documents Wirelessly From iOS Device to Mac

Transfer Documents Wirelessly From iOS Device to Mac

As the tech world continues to complete the transition from being completely wired to completely wireless, it’s very close to being completely wireless, whether it’s phones, computers, game systems, etc. While Apple’s iTunes is now able to transfer non-music documents completely wirelessly, other apps still have a long way to go. A year ago no […]

How to Share a Screen With Another Mac Over a Network [Mac]

How to Share a Screen With Another Mac Over a Network [Mac]

With all the talk lately of easier file-sharing with cloud services, one of the more useful sharing option I still use is screen-sharing within my local network. This option in OS X Leopard enables me to not just see, but also control, the screen of another computer in my home. Having teenagers, I just can’t […]

Getting Help for Your Apple Products At The Genius Bar

Getting Help for Your Apple Products At The Genius Bar

Apple makes it easy to find the help you need for your Apple products, whether they be Macintosh desktop computers, laptops, iPods, iPhones, iPads, or even software. And it’s good help, in fact it’s genius help. In each of their retail stores, Apple has a unique service/help desk they refer to as the “Genius Bar”. […]

Downloading Songs to iTunes From Previous Purchases

Downloading Songs to iTunes From Previous Purchases

While Apple won’t release the iOS5, Lion, and iCloud software packages for some time yet, they instituted an update to iTunes that will allow you to access to any songs you previously downloaded through the music catalog. It’s something that doesn’t seem that great until it’s actually in use. Only then can you see the […]

How to Fix Spelling with AutoCorrect on an iPhone

How to Fix Spelling with AutoCorrect on an iPhone

Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing, especially with technology. Today’s generation doesn’t even have to learn to spell, as every way they choose to correspond, be it email, texting, or social networking, is spellchecked. The iPhone even has an auto-correct option on it, which automatically corrects your errors, but sometimes it […]

How to Protect Your Mac from MacDefender

How to Protect Your Mac from MacDefender

One of the advantages of owning a Mac over the years has been the extremely low chance of being affected by a virus. While PC users had this as a constant worry, Mac users escaped. This difference existed because for a long time, there were so fewer Mac users that it wasn’t worth the time […]

Alternate Uses For Home/Lock Button On The iPhone

Alternate Uses For Home/Lock Button On The iPhone

When you have something as small as an iPhone that does so much, buttons often have multiple uses. One of the most utilitarian buttons is the Home Button. All iPhone users know that the button is used to go back to your home screen and to unlock your phone, but it can also be used […]

Three Easy Ways to Make a Screenshot On Mac

Three Easy Ways to Make a Screenshot On Mac

There are a few different ways to record a screenshot on your Mac. They all caputure either part or all of your screen, for times when you want to share a Google Map to your house, part of a great website, or to show tech support the troubles you’re having with your  Mac. The following […]

The Top Ways to Watch TV on Your iPhone

The Top Ways to Watch TV on Your iPhone

In this on-demand society we live in, watching TV via any other means than watching it the first time it’s broadcast over the television airwaves has become extremely popular. People have replaced their VCRs with DVRs, but if they forget to record a show, all is not lost. Within twenty-four hours, they can find the […]

How to Try Mac App Store Applications for Free

How to Try Mac App Store Applications for Free

It’s easy to get caught up in the Mac’s App Store trying different applications, and an hour into browsing having spent $100 for a handful of applications, only to find out only one of them is something that you would actually use. There’s actually an easy way to try many of the paid applications for […]

7 Alternative iPhone Browsers That Outshine The Mobile Safari

7 Alternative iPhone Browsers That Outshine The Mobile Safari

The browsing experience is no different on an iPhone than it is on a Mac, at least as far as having multiple options other than Safari. iPhone has set its native browser to be Safari, just like the Mac, but like the desktop version, the mobile version isn’t always the best option for everything you […]

Deleting Files on a Mac – Empty Trash or Secure Empty Trash?

Deleting Files on a Mac – Empty Trash or Secure Empty Trash?

Deleting files in Mac OS isn’t a difficult thing to do by any means, yet it can be confusing. Everyone knows how to drag files into the trash can in the dock, yet to actually delete them, there are two choices in the Finder Menu – Empty Trash and Secure Empty Trash. Which one should […]

Solving Apple MacBook’s Perpetual Overheating Problem

Solving Apple MacBook’s Perpetual Overheating Problem

In the immediate gratification society we live in, we want our computers to be mobile. We want to take them all over the home and office, and even transport them back and forth, and because of that, many people opt for laptops instead of desktop computers. It seems like the perfect solution, until owners of […]

Music on the iPhone: iPod, Pandora, and More

Music on the iPhone: iPod, Pandora, and More

While many cell phones come with the ability to play music, the iPhone does it like no other. Instead of being a phone that also plays music, it’s an electronic device that is both an MP3 player and a phone. Apple took its very successful iPod and added a phone to it. There may be […]

AppShopper: Bargain Basement For iPhone Apps

AppShopper: Bargain Basement For iPhone Apps

One of the most useful apps that I have found for the iPhone is AppShopper. It’s like a Bargain Basement for iPhone apps in that it warehouses price changes and updates for apps. It can be used both for shopping for specific applications, as well as just browsing to find interesting new apps. You can […]