One of the most frustrating troubleshooting situations one may come across is when a user has forgotten his or her system password. As an independent consultant this is one the more common issues I encounter. Luckily, resetting a user or administrator password is pretty straightforward. The following tips work for any Mac running Mac OS X 10.3 or later.… Read more
CNET TV's Brian Tong discusses the latest in Apple news, rumors, tips, and tricks. This week Brian sorts out the new iPod rumors, Apple TV (or iTV) rumors, touch-screen iMac rumors, and Apple's patent for security devices based on sensor detection. You'll also learn how to retrieve visual voice mails that may not show up on your iPhone and get a look at the Netflix App for iPhone.
There are several ways to get pictures onto an iPad. You can sync them from iTunes, receive them over e-mail, and even import them directly from your digital camera using Apple's $29 Camera Connection Kit.
But there's another way to add images to your iPad's photo library that a lot of people miss--saving photos from the Web. If you're the kind of person who loves collecting random funny images from the Web or saving photos of friends from sites like Flickr and Facebook, saving images right out of the iPad's Safari browser is a good … Read more
Many of Apple's applications have gone the route of being self-contained packages, hiding their resources from the casual user to protect file structure integrity. This has also allowed Apple to include many interesting resources, such as extra fonts, with these applications.… Read more
Sending an e-mail has become one of the primal functions on the Internet, but the power of e-mail clients like Apple's Mail application go largely unused. Get to know Mail a little better with these tips, tricks, and hints. … Read more
Your kid dropped the remote in the toilet, or it smashed to pieces after you dropped it on your marble floor one too many times. Or it just disappeared from plain sight. Sure, you could buy a programmable or universal remote, but they can be a hassle to set up, and it's hard to get used to a completely different button layout.
A replacement remote is just so much easier to use, but getting one from the original manufacturer can be a challenge in its own right. If you're stuck try New Remote Control, they stock original factory … Read more
CNET TV's Brian Tong discusses the latest in Apple news, rumors, tips, and tricks. This week, the iPad gets more television than you can shake a stick at, iPhone 4 rumors heat up with reports of Apple testing near field communications, and a quick tip for reading PDFs in iOS 4.
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Is near field communications the next big feature for iPhone? … Read more
Last week I endured a crazy line and my own nagging doubts/consumer guilt, and pulled the trigger to buy an iPhone 4. In our CNET office, I feel like a bit of an apologist. Many fellow editors are bullish about Android, and I already owned a 3GS. My purchase couldn't be fully justified, other than via one bit of logic: the iPhone remains my most-used gadget.
Oracle taking on the 'open' in Android, the G1's soon-to-be sibling, and Honeycomb. You read that right. Plus we discuss the somewhat confusing world of personal and corporate Gmail co-existing on your Android phone. Today's special guest, Senior Writer for HowStuffWorks.com, Jon Strickland!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360) EPISODE 12 Oracle Sues Google Over Android Java Use Adobe: AIR Coming to Android Market After End of Year Why Android developers are losing money, and it's not due to piracy Pay for your Android apps with Paypal - coming soon Revealed: Android Honeycomb next up from Google T-Mobile G2, first HSPA+ smartphone coming soon T-Mobile's Moto Charm on sale August 25 for $75 Verizon Inventory Leak Shows Motorola Droid Pro, White Droid 2 And Motorola Tablet … Read more
MacFixIt Answers is a feature in which we answer questions e-mailed from our readers. This week we have questions on extending wireless networks with AirPort Express devices, new Macs not booting to a retail upgrade DVD for Snow Leopard, QuickTime not able to play some media files, and changing from the less secure WEP wireless security scheme to WPA or WPA2.
Question: Extending wireless networks with an AirPort express
MacFixIt reader "Mark" asks:
How can I get my Airport Express to act as a bridge (extend my Wi-Fi signal)? I only have a 2Wire (WEP password) router, and … Read more