Battery life is an important feature of any portable electronic device. While Apple generally creates incredibly energy-efficient products with exceptional battery life, all batteries depreciate over time. When it comes to Apple's line of iOS devices, there is some confusion as to how to get the longest possible usage out of your battery. A common misconception is that quitting apps that are running in the background will improve the device's battery life. In most cases, the process of opening and closing apps takes more battery and processor power than leaving the app running in the background.
For those who are not already aware, Spotlight is the overarching search bar for your Mac. Spotlight is capable of accomplishing tons of different tasks on your Mac - from launching applications to looking up documents to performing basic calculations. If you want more info on Spotlight, read our post about it. With Flashlight, a free utility developed by Nate Parrott, Spotlight has never been more powerful. Flashlight acts like a plugin for Spotlight, allowing you execute over 160 different tasks simply by typing commands into Spotlight. If you consider yourself to be a Mac power user, Flashlight is a must-have utility.
If you've updated to OS X 10.10.3, you may have noticed a new app called Photos on your Mac. Apple has introduced this app as a replacement for iPhoto and Aperture. It very closely resembles the Photos app for iOS. With Photos for OS X, you have one unified photo library across all of your devices. Since Photos for OS X was designed to be very similiar to the iOS version of Photos, you do not have to learn two or more completely seperate applications to manage your photo library. We will walk you through all of the features within Photos for OS X in this video.
Here at TD Curran, customers are always coming to us asking how they can save space on their iPhones and iPads. We know how precious storage can be on your device and since you cannot simply upgrade your device's internal storage, learning how to manage and trim up storage on your device is key. With iCloud Photos, you can easily clear up some room on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch without having to delete or migrate any photos.
In the classic "which is better" argument between Macs and PC's, PC advocates sometimes bring up features or characteristics of the Windows operating system as an argument for PC's being better than Macs. These individuals overlook a key feature of the Mac lineup - you can run Windows on them. While you need to purchase a copy of the Windows operating system separately from your Mac, once you do you can install it and enjoy the benefits of both operating systems. This is especially useful for individuals who want to use Macs but may rely on a few programs that are Windows-specific.
Have you ever had a craving for some grub from your favorite local restaurant, but didn't want to dine-in or even drive by and pick it up?If so, you'll probably enjoy the ease-of-use and convenience of a restaurant delivery app. While there are many services available, I've found that the Caviar app is by far the easiest to use, has the cleanest design and offers a diverse selection of restaurants to chose from.
When shopping for a new computer, it can be difficult to select the machine that’s right for you unless you understand some of the terminology used to describe the computer’s features. Computers are rather complicated things and because of that, the specs that they are measured in can be difficult to comprehend in a way that is meaningful and useful to you. If you are having a hard time comprehending computer lingo and specs as you shop for a new device, it may help to think about a computer as something more relevant and familiar to you - like a kitchen.
Mextures is the self proclaimed “best app for applying film grain, textures, light leaks, and beautiful gradients to your images in seconds.” The app’s title “Mextures” is a combination of the words “Mix” and “Textures.” Where Mextures really shines is in its ability to combine layers with non-destructive editing. That means each change you make to a photo can be undone, or tweaked, as you add more effects.
Microsoft Office is a highly used product across Windows PCs and Macs. The latest version for Mac that is available for purchase is Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. Many people have been waiting for a new version to be released. Luckily for those individuals, Microsoft has now introduced the ability to download Office 2016 Preview for Mac.