Tech Basics

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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 […]