Tech Basics

How To: Update your Mac

How To: Update your Mac

Updating all of your devices is important, manufacturers are constantly refining and improving their products by providing free software upgrades throughout the life of the device, none is better at doing this than Apple and with the Mac. With macOS, models from mid-2010 are still being supported on the latest software and they still run well. While updating your software to get the latest features may be one of the […]

What is the Activity app on iPhone?

What is the Activity app on iPhone?

In our latest ‘What is?’ article, we’re going to explain what the Activity app is on your iPhone, what it does and what the basic features are. What is the Activity app? Generally on the iPhone, the Activity app will appear on your home screen if you have paired an Apple Watch with your phone, the app won’t appear unless you have an Apple Watch or have previously paired one […]

What is Mac Time Machine?

What is Mac Time Machine?

Own a Mac and always wondered what Time Machine is or wanted to know how to easily back up your Mac? What is Time Machine? Time Machine is a built in feature to Macs that makes backing up your pictures, music and documents very easy, it’ll keep a day by day snapshot, so you can restore the entire operating system back to a specific day if that is ever a […]

What is DHCP?

What is DHCP?

In our latest ‘What is?’ article, we’re going to explore exactly what DHCP is and what a major role it plays in how our devices connect to wireless and wired networks. In our last What is? article we covered what DNS is and how that affects how the internet is routed behind the scenes. What is DHCP? DHCP or Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol is one of the main protocols of networking, […]

What is DNS?

What is DNS?

In our latest ‘What is?’ article, we’re going to explore exactly what the Domain Name System or DNS actually is and also what it does as to even get to this website it involved the use of a DNS server. What is DNS? DNS effectively is a server or internet service which translates domain names into IP addresses. Behind the scenes the internet operates using IP addresses as if routers, computers, […]

What is Lower Power Mode in iOS 9 and how do I use it?

What is Lower Power Mode in iOS 9 and how do I use it?

So back in September, you updated to iOS 9 and you noticed a new option in settings called ‘Low Power Mode’ or your phone ran down to 20% and said “Activate Low Power Mode,” but what does this feature do to your phone and should you use it? In this post we’ll run down what it does and also how to activate it. iOS 9 So in iOS 9 Apple […]

What is Touch ID?

What is Touch ID?

So with the recently announced iPhone 6s there have been a significant amount of Android users switching to the iPhone and although Touch ID has been out for over two years, making it’s debut with the iPhone 5s back in September 2013 a lot of the company’s products have since adopted the technology, most of the iPad models now have it as well as the iPhone models following the iPhone […]

How To: Enable three finger drag in OS X El Capitan

How To: Enable three finger drag in OS X El Capitan

Having used OS X E Capitan for a few weeks, something I noticed is that Apple has disabled the three finger drag feature on MacBooks and Mac desktops when using a Magic Trackpad. This has also been moved to a different location within the settings app, which is a bit strange. The first thing you need to do it go to Settings on your Mac. In the past, this could […]

How To: Force Quit an app on a Mac

How To: Force Quit an app on a Mac

We’ve all had it, a unresponsive app on your Mac – just at that important time you’re trying to do something and it just crashes and freezes, admittedly it doesn’t happen very often but when it does it is a tad annoying. This quick guide goes over how to Force Quit an app on a Mac, there are actually a few different ways you can go about doing this. Method 1  

How to reindex Spotlight if your Mac is showing false storage info

How to reindex Spotlight if your Mac is showing false storage info

This guide goes over the process for reindexing spotlight, this may be needed if your search results aren’t operating correctly in Spotlight search results or searching isn’t accurate. In my case my hard drive storage usage was all over the shop on my MacBook Air, so I decided to write a guide to determine if you need to reindex Spotlight and also how to find out how much storage each […]