Tech Basics

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 […]

What is 3D Touch?

What is 3D Touch?

With the new iPhone 6s, Apple introduced something called 3D Touch. To get to the point, the iPhone 6s can detect pressure now and this opens up a whole new way to use your iPhone. Apple is calling this “the next generation of Multi-Touch.” With the original iPhone the awe inspiring feature was the ability two swipe through the web and pinch to zoom your photos, this was revolutionary, even more […]

How to back up and restore an iPhone or iPad using iTunes

How to back up and restore an iPhone or iPad using iTunes

You may have just bought the latest iPhone 6s or your phone may be performing a bit slow and you want to back up and restoree your iPhone using iTunes, this guide will walk you through the process. Backups with iTunes allow you to move everything from your old phone to your new one. Back up your iPhone or iPad There are two ways you can back up your iOS […]

5 useful shortcuts for using a Mac

5 useful shortcuts for using a Mac

Knowing more keyboard shortcuts is very useful, especially for productivity, they are very useful and help save time when doing tasks. Here we have the 10 awesome keyboard shortcuts for Mac that you may not of heard of. 1. Cmd + Shift + 4 + Space Bar For taking nicely cropped screen shots of windows on OS X, this keyboard shortcut is amazing, it allows you to capture a screenshot […]

5 iMovie tips for quicker editing and better videos

5 iMovie tips for quicker editing and better videos

5 iMovie tips for quicker editing and better videos iMovie is a really simple editing tool and it’s even more attractive as it is now included when you purchase a Mac. The beauty of iMovie is the simplicity, it comes with many tools and templates as well as countless sound effects. These few tips will help you make better videos and also edit them faster. 1. Use “Stabilize Shaky Video” […]

What is Amazon Prime?

What is Amazon Prime?

Amazon Prime is effectively, a premium membership to Amazon which gives you access to unlimited free one day delivery as well as a streaming service, photo storage, Kindle Owners Library and a music streaming service. Amazon Prime is £79 per year and back in the early days of 2007 it used to be £49, but with the additions of other services this was to be expected. What comes with Amazon Prime? […]

What is Beats 1?

What is Beats 1?

Ok, at the end of June – Apple Music launched for iOS, Mac and Windows. Apple Music is a simple concept, you pay up £9.99 per month and you get access to 30m+ songs to stream and download. Just like Spotify. But something that was also included is Beats 1, this is a very different concept to what any streaming service is offering with radio. With Spotify and iTunes Radio […]

How to use Time Machine to back up a Mac

How to use Time Machine to back up a Mac

Among the many utilities included in OS X, Time Machine makes managing backups for a Mac a breeze. Time Machine can be used to back up, restore and get files back on your Mac. This how to guide will walk through the process of setting up an initial back up, setting a schedule, how to restore and more. Setting up a Time Machine backup Unlike Windows, configuring a regular backup is […]

How to create an account on OS X with parental controls

How to create an account on OS X with parental controls

So you are looking to create an account with Parental Controls on your Mac. If you are concerned what you’re child is looking at on the internet, you can limit them to time, apps and content on the Mac. Parental Controls can also be used to simplify the user interface for less experienced users. First things first, visit the Settings or System Preferences app on your Mac. Then this window should […]

A&T Tech Smarthome Guide – Part 2

A&T Tech Smarthome Guide – Part 2

Welcome to the second part of our guide to the smart home, a ten part series focusing on what devices and gadgets you can use to turn your home into a smart-home on a budget, sort of. You may have noticed, but here at A&T Tech we cover a fair amount of news about smarthome gadgets, such as the Nest Protect smoke alarm, Phillips Hue light bulbs, Thermostats, washing machines, […]