AirDrop – how to share files between a Mac and iOS

What is AirDrop? AirDrop was first introduced to the Mac in OS X Lion, as an easy way to share files between computers without having to use email or even an USB drive. It makes sending files between devices extremely quick and simple. AirDrop was also available on iOS from iOS 7 but unfortunately wasn’t compatible with OS X. Thankfully, with […]

How to use the new features in iTunes 12

When iTunes 12 was released recently (for OS X Yosemite users and as an update for current iTunes users), Apple added a few improvements and some subtle changes that were definitely an improvement over iTunes 11. iTunes was last updated in 2012, which saw a major overhaul compared with iTunes 10, but despite the updates, not everything […]

How to create an Instant Hotspot in iOS 8

What is an Instant Hotspot Sometimes, especially when travelling and you don’t have access to reliable Wi-Fi, the only way to get online with your Mac is to connect to the Internet through your iPhone’s cellular data connection. The iPhone already has a built in Personal Hotspot feature, which basically turns your iPhone into a Wi-Fi hotspot that can […]

No personal hotspot option, fix

The Personal Hotspot feature lets you use your iPhone’s or iPad’s cellular data connection to connect your computers or other devices to the Internet. Some users reported that after updating to iOS 8 (and 8.1), their Personal Hotspot settings disappeared. In this article, I will explain all possible reasons why you may not see the option for […]

iOS 8.1 available, how to update

Apple released iOS 8.1 today. This update activates Apple Pay (iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus), supports all of the new continuity features (like SMS relay and instant hotspot), brings back the camera roll and fixes several bugs. If you want to update your device, here is how: Steps: Before installing, you may want to back […]

New in iOS 8: View desktop version of websites on iPhone / iPad

Many web sites are optimized for mobile devices (e.g. iPhone and iPad). Although mobile versions of websites can be great, usually these optimized versions offer less functionalities and simpler design layouts than the full (desktop) versions. iOS 8 now lets users request a desktop version of a mobile site. Here is how you can request the […]