1. Help
    December 18th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Bad guys listening in? Take steps to avoid public Wi-Fi snooping

    Reader H. Thomas Staton would like his laptop to be as secure as possible while he’s on the road. He writes: What is the best way to secure my MacBook...

  2. App Guide
    December 18th, 2014 by Michael Simon
    Typed

    Markdown editors come in all shapes and sizes. Typed, the newest entry from Realmac, is a decidedly small one. You won’t find a sidebar of documents...

  3. Help
    December 18th, 2014 by Topher Kessler
    The four Mac security options everyone should know

    As our lives increasingly go digital, security is a major concern not only for the various online services we use, but also for the devices on which...

  4. App Guide
    December 16th, 2014 by Hayden Dingman
    Endless Legend

    For years, every 4X game I’ve come across has met with the same exact response: “Yeah, yeah, it’s good but it’s no Civilization.” Warlock, Age...

  5. Help
    December 16th, 2014 by Kirk McElhearn
    How to help a Good Samaritan return your lost iPhone, iPad or Mac

    You know it could happen some day: you might lose your iPhone, iPad or laptop. If you’ve activated Find My iPhone (or the similarly named feature...

  6. Help
    December 16th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Stop that ringing! How to prevent the iPhone from forwarding calls

    Reader Graham Lee’s iPhone is making its presence a little too well known. He writes: I’m running iOS 8 on my iPhone along with a couple of iPads...

  7. Help
    December 15th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    The case of the mysteriously sleeping MacBook

    Reader John Greeves believes he has a stumper in regard to a mysteriously sleeping laptop. He writes: This is a weird one but I’ve run out of ideas....

  8. App Guide
    December 12th, 2014 by Jonathan Stewart
    Snapselect

    We all have large photo libraries and, while many are choosing to store their precious family pictures in the cloud, online options can be limited...

  9. News
    December 12th, 2014 by Gregg Keizer
    Antique Apple-1 sold for US$365K

    A vintage Apple-1 personal computer that was sold 38 years ago to a buyer out of Steve Jobs’ garage went for US$365,000 at Christie’s...

  10. Help
    December 12th, 2014 by Joe Kissell
    How to choose the best video calling method

    It should be such a simple thing: you’re just going to make a video call. If it were a phone call, you’d dial a number and you’d either get...

  11. Blogs
    December 12th, 2014 by Glenn Fleishman
    Without your Recovery Key, your Apple ID could be lost forever

    Here’s a question that could change the rest of your digital life: Where is the Recovery Key for your Apple ID account? If you haven’t enabled two-step...

  12. App Guide
    December 11th, 2014 by Hayden Dingman
    The Last Tinker: City of Colors

    There was a time in the late 90s or early 2000s when The Last Tinker: City of Colors would’ve been a blockbuster game. It was a time when...

  13. Help
    December 11th, 2014 by Rob Griffiths
    The paranoid person’s guide to a complete Mac backup

    I’m somewhat paranoid about backing up my data files. And by “somewhat paranoid,” I mean “petrified.” If you’re not of a similar mindset,...

  14. Help
    December 11th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to restore a missing recovery partition

    Reader Kai Peterson installed a copy of Yosemite but seems to be missing something. He writes: I installed a clean copy of Yosemite on an external...

  15. Help
    December 11th, 2014 by Lesa Snider
    How to pick the best photo editor for your life

    Browsing the App Store for new photo-editing software can be overwhelming. There are dozens of image editors and it’s difficult to tell which is...

  16. App Guide
    December 10th, 2014 by Hayden Dingman
    This War of Mine

    I approach the garage cautiously. I know a family used to own this place, back before the war, but there’s been rumours they’re gone....

  17. Blogs
    December 10th, 2014 by Christopher Phin
    Think Retro: Why the cute and quirky eMate was Apple’s most human product

    It’s not that I don’t like Apple’s current hardware and software, but I fondly recall the days when its computers were suffused with a chirpy,...

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