Tag Archive: Sharing


How to use screen sharing in Messages for Mac

There are many times when family or friends need help with their Macs, or they aren’t sure how to do something. Trying to walk them through it blind is challenging at best. Luckily, a little-known feature in Messages exists that allows me to share my screen instantly with another Mac user or request direct access […]

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iOS-friendly flash drive makes sharing data simple [Reviews]

Lust List: Xtra Drive by Naztech We’ve all been using flash drives on our Macs for ages, ever since Apple dropped the disk drives from its computer lineup. iPhones and iPads don’t have a USB port, so it’s hard to use the same external thumb drives on the go. The new Xtra Drive from Naztech […]

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Sharing your Touch ID is a big no-no, say banks

Banks may refuse to refund disputed transactions, or help customers who are victims of fraud, if the person in question has their fingerprints stored on a phone or tablet that does not belong to them. According to a new report, several banks in the U.K. are making the decision now that fingerprints are used to […]

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Tim Cook: Apple isn’t interested in sharing your data

Tim Cook participated in a recent interview with NPR’s Robert Siegel, in which he reiterates Apple’s stance on user privacy, discusses what it would take for Apple to bring its overseas cash pile back into the U.S. — and comically avoids talking about the Apple Car. You can listen to it below. The privacy conversation comes days after Apple […]

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Home Sharing is caring — all the new goodies in iOS 9 beta 4

iOS 9 beta 4 is out for developers two weeks after beta 3’s release as expected. It’s time for the usual roundup of new goodies in the latest beta and beta 4 doesn’t shy away from the tradition. It’s not…Read more ›

Miss Home Sharing on your iPhone? Eddie Cue confirms Apple is on it

According to Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, his team is on top of the recent removal of Home Sharing from the iOS 8.4 update. Cue tweeted that we can expect the feature, which lets…Read more ›

Home Sharing taken out of iOS 8.4, confounding users

If you’ve upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8.4 in order to take advantage of the insanely great Apple Music, you won’t be able to use Home Sharing to play the iTunes music from your Mac via your iOS…Read more ›

Rdio for iOS updates with New Music station, enhanced sharing, and more

Rdio may be the underdog in the streaming media wars when compared to Spotify, but for my money, they still have the best software around, and it’s just gotten even better. Today, Rdio for iOS was updated to version 3.1,…Read more ›

Microsoft’s incredible photo sharing app gains Apple TV support

Microsoft’s Xin is already one of the best ways to share photos between devices, even if you’re on Android or iPhone, but it’s getting even better today for iPhone users with a new update that adds Apple TV support, plus a ton…Read more ›

Start or Request Screen Sharing from Messages in Mac OS X

Messages app is generally associated with conversations, but new to OS X Yosemite is a feature which allows Mac users to initiate screen sharing with another Mac user directly from an active iMessage window. This is great for remote collaboration, showing off something on your computer, a file transfer between remote Macs, or even for … Read More