Tag Archive: HowTo

Hack T-Mobile To Make Your iPhone 5 Even Faster [How-To]


T-Mobile finally has the iPhone 5. It’s great, and cheap, but unfortunately its data speeds are slower than an iPhone 5 on AT&T. Not satisfied with their slower iPhone 5s, Joseph Brown and Sky Zangas did some digging around in carrier update files and figured out a way to boost data speeds on the T-Mobile iPhone 5.

To get faster data speeds on T-Mobile’s network with the iPhone 5 all you have to  [Read More…]

Mount Dropbox & Other Cloud Storage Service As Virtual Drives On Android [How-To]


On my Mac and Windows PCs, where I have access to a speedy connection, I have mounted my Box and Dropbox account to act as a local virtual storage. This allows me to seamlessly transfer files between them and my local storage drives with a simple copy & paste, and it makes my cloud storage services much more useful.

On Android, I need to ‘share’ files to the official Dropbox or Box  [Read More…]

Everything You Need To Know To Get Ready For The iOS 6.1 Jailbreak [How-To]

A new jailbreak is waiting in the wings.

Time to get ready.

The next big jailbreak is about to drop, and it will unchain nearly every iOS device Apple sells running the newly released iOS 6.1. We’re only a few days away from the 6.1 jailbreak now, and most bets are for a Sunday release.

There are a couple things you need to do before you jailbreak your device. Good thing Cult of Mac  [Read More…]

Remote Control Your Mac At Home Using Only An iOS Text Editor [How-To]

By the numbers: A simple Drafts action can remote control your Mac.

Wouldn’t it be neat if you could type “Hey MacBook, STFU!” into your iPhone’s text editor and – mere moments later – have your Mac do just that? Welcome to the nerdy world of automation, where you can remote control not just your computer but your whole home, just using plain text.

With a few simple tools you can control iTunes, turn  [Read More…]

How To Make A Minimal iPad Lap Desk [How-To]

Even a small desk is spacious when you use an iPad.



Regular readers will know that I now do all my work using an iPad. Don’t worry, I’m not going to go over the technical details again.

But I will tell you about this excellent new lap desk I have. Better than that, I made it myself, so follow along to see how you can make your own.


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Change Mountain Lions Save Default Away From iCloud [Video How-To]

For me, one of the most annoying tweaks in OS X Mountain Lion was the change of the default save location for many of apps I use on a regular basis. Any app that uses iCloud now displays its save dialog box differently than it would have before its integration into OS X. Due to this, upon saving files in many applications, instead of being presented with a view of the  [Read More…]

Add Default Fonts To Notes In OS X Mountain Lion [Video How-To]

Nice try, Marker Felt.

If you’re a fan of the new Notes app in OS X Mountain Lion as I am, you’re probably annoyed by the sparse list of three default fonts included with the app, just like in iOS. Sure, you can choose a different, note-specific font with a little work, but until now, there’s been no easy way to set a good default font for all of your notes.

Thanks  [Read More…]

Step-By-Step: Blogging Using Just The iPad [How-To]

This is pretty much all you need to write and publish to the web.

I do all my work these days on an iPad. From organizing reviews through gathering story ideas to actually writing posts and features, and even photographing and editing gadgets for those reviews, it’s all — every last bit — done on Apple’s tablet. I just spent two weeks away from home using the iPad’s 3G connection to work,  [Read More…]

Change OS Xs Notification Center Background [Video How-To]

With the debut of OS X Mountain Lion, Apple brought over Notification Center from iOS. Unfortunately, they’ve still chosen to go with the now familiar dark grey linen background. Looking to change it? Well, you’re in luck, because in this video, I’ll show you how to do just that.

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How To Read Kindle Books In iBooks, And Keep Your Library In The Cloud [How-To]

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All your books in one place, DRM free.

I love e-books. I love them so much that Im considering buying a double-sided, sheet-feed scanner, chopping the spines of all my dead-treeware books and having an OCR frenzy on their asses. What I dont like is DRM. Not for any idealistic reasons (well, maybe a few) but for practical ones. My bookseller of choice is Amazon, as it has the  [Read More…]