Tag Archive: Tips


Use the iOS Calendar Smarter & Faster with These 5 Tips

Calendar icon Calendar is one of the most useful features of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and many of us wind up managing our schedules entirely through the app. But even if you’re just a casual Calendar user, you’ll still get some great use out of these five tips aimed at improving the speed of your interactions with Calendar app. You’ll learn to quickly move appointment and event times, change the  [Read More…]

Fetch Or Push? Set Your Email Accounts To Maximize Battery Life, Speed Of Delivery [iOS Tips]

Push or Fetch emailYou have a couple of options when setting up your email accounts on an iPhone or iPad, Fetch and Push. While Push is only available to more modern email accounts like Gmail, most of us have at least one account that can utilize this email service. But what’s the difference, really? And how do you […]

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Five Tips, Tricks, Questions, And Answers For Apple’s Own iOS Podcast App [Feature]

Podcasts AppWhen the Podcasts app showed up a bit after the release of iOS 6, we were all excited that Apple was taking its unintended creation of a new media form seriously. While the app is fairly simple to use, there are subtleties that we might miss. Let’s take a look at some readers’ questions about […]

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4 Essential Tips for MacBook Air Owners

The MacBook Air just might be the greatest laptop ever made, it’s extremely light, powerful, has an amazing battery life, and somehow packs all of that into an affordable package. To get the absolute most out of this wonderful Mac, you’ll want to run through these four (well, technically six) essential tips, which cover what I routinely recommend for every MacBook Air owner.

MacBook Air

Whether you just got a brand new  [Read More…]

Easily Create A Podcast Station Playlist With Apple’s Podcasts App [iOS Tips]

See me adding The CultCast? See?It’s fine to listen to one podcast at a time, one episode at a time, of course it is. You’re more than welcome to just download and tap your way through your podcasts on a one by one basis. I’m not judging. Sometimes, though, it’s great to queue up a whole bunch of sweet podcasting […]

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Quickly Access Time Machine Options Right In The Menu Bar With Mavericks [OS X Tips]

Browse Other Backup DIsksOn my Macbook Air running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, when I click on the Time Machine backup menubar item, I see the option to browse other backup disks. That’s a pretty cool option, if I need to switch between different disks to backup my Mac, maybe to make a secondary backup for redundancy. In […]

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Download Or Stream Those Podcasts To Your iOS Device? You Decide [iOS Tips]

Podcast StreamingOne of my favorite new features of the Podcasts app in iOS, on iPhone or iPad, is the ability to stream episodes directly, rather than have to download them. It’s made me much more independent and willing to try out new podcasts; I simply don’t have to subscribe to ones that don’t catch my fancy, […]

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Open To The Specific View You Want To See With Evernote For Mac [OS X Tips]

All Notes Evernote ViewReader Bruce C asks, I just read your article Mastering Evernote on Your Mac. I began using Evernote about a month ago and am now using it exclusively for notes and writing (journal, poetry, etc.). I like the Notebook view but the program opens in the Notes view. Is there a way to set it […]

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Podcasts – Sync With iTunes Or On The Go? [iOS Tips]

To sync or not to sync, that is the question.Cult of Mac reader, Josh K, asks: If I download a podcast episode when I am out and about, then get home and sync my iPhone, I find when it is finished syncing, whatever episodes were downloaded have been removed. And I have to either download them again or manually sync them. How can I […]

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