The latest release of macOS Sierra (update 10.10.2, if you’re counting) saw an interesting change, as Apple removed a long-standing feature of the Mac user interface. If you’re running the latest version of Sierra, then try clicking the battery icon in the menu bar: you’ll notice that the ‘Battery time remaining’ estimate is no more. […]
Kodi is a free media player that allows users to stream films and TV programmes over the Internet. Kodi can run on a wide range of platforms, from computers, to smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes, and even on devices like Raspberry Pis and Amazon Fire TV sticks! By default, Kodi doesn’t contain any actual content, but […]
Increasingly films and TV shows are becoming available on streaming services shortly after release, but contrastingly it’s becoming more difficult to obtain digital copies of older films and indie productions. In many cases the only option is to purchase a DVD and make a copy for yourself. However there are many downsides to owning a […]
Mail on the Mac is sometimes believed not to be the most feature-rich email app available, but it’s baked right into OS X and is the default mail client. It’s also more than good enough for the majority of people and offers some nice features that make it that little bit easier to compose and read messages. In the latest […]
As any user of the Internet will tell you, ads are the bane of our lives. They can be found on almost every website, and can even be found in apps installed on your computer, such as Skype and uTorrent. Thankfully Adguard is here to save the day! Unlike other ad-blocking programs you may have […]
With so many apps available for Apple’s OS X operating system, it’s hard to tell which are worth a download, and which aren’t. Hopefully this article will help shine a light on those Yosemite apps that you just can’t do without. 1. Caffeine Free from the Mac App Store Caffeine is a small app that […]
Creating your own music can often be very challenging and expensive. I have picked some of the best software, in each skill level to help you make awesome music.
SuperDocker is a great way to extend your docks personalization options, lets take a look at all that SuperDocker has to offer. When you open SuperDocker you’ll see several categories on the left side of the window. Here you can customize your dock, finder, safari, dashboard and so on. Let’s start with the Dock settings. […]
If you have an extensive collection of DVD’s lying around, you might be wondering how you can watch them all on your iPad or iPhone. There’s nothing quite like watching a movie whilst travelling or when away from home, and the experience can be even better than playing a physical DVD because movies start instantly […]
It’s never been easier to keep an eye on your home or business remotely. There are dozens of security camera systems available, many of which run on your Mac and can be monitored remotely from another computer or even your phone. Fancy keeping an eye on the cleaner, or checking that the kids have got […]
The iTunes store is an amazing place where you can buy and gain access to a huge range of digital goods, from music and movies to apps, audiobooks, ebooks and university courses. However, if you’re in a rush to find and buy things it can be a bit clunky to navigate, first you have to open […]
If you have a kindle or an ebook reader and you’ve been trying to do more with it than just download books from the official outlets tied to certain manufacturers, you will have noticed that there’s a lack of features for getting ebooks properly formatted, organised and transfered. On a kindle, unless you buy directly from amazon, […]
The menu system on the Mac works very well, however there are times when it can be a real pain to have to move your mouse all the way to the top of the screen just to access an application’s menus. On a laptop, this might not seem like such a big deal, but anyone […]
The Mac has always enjoyed a decent reputation for photo editing and manipulation amongst consumers and professionals alike. Whether you’re a graphic designer or simply an enthusiastic amateur who enjoys touching up and manipulating photos, there are dozens of applications for the Mac which can help you to achieve superb results.
Talking to your computer and having it recognise your speech used to be a technology that only appeared in science fiction movies, but since Apple’s introduction of their voice activated personal assistant Siri verbally commanding your way around iOS has become common place. In this article I’ll show you how to add voice-recognition to your Mac so that you can enjoy […]
Anybody that has to file tax returns will know that unless your finances are exceedingly simple, it can be a somewhat confusing minefield when it comes to pulling all the necessary information together. In the UK, Pay As You Earn (PAYE) makes the whole process much simpler for anyone that doesn’t pay the higher rate […]
One highlight of iOS 5 for the Apple iPad and iPhone is the free “Find My Friends” App by Apple. Together with the iCloud feature introduced with Mac OS X Lion, this map-based App uses the built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) on your iPad and iPhone, to allow you and your friends to share your […]
The release of OS X Lion a few months ago included the latest version of Apple’s email client, Mail 5.0. The new Mail is a significant update for the built-in app and a welcome facelift for users frustrated by some of the limitations of previous versions.