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How to Store Photos Outside of iPhoto

by Barbara J. Feldman February 28, 2012

Despite all of iPhoto’s wonderful features for managing your photo library, it does not play well with others. Because iPhoto stores all your photos in a proprietary format, it does not lend itself to easily sharing photos with other programs, except via the export function. According to Macworld writer Derrick Story, “The program’s approach to […]

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How to Share Grocery Lists

by Barbara J. Feldman February 7, 2012

One’s grocery list can easily be kept on a piece of paper, but when your roommate or spouse is the one doing the shopping, how do you share a single piece of paper? Say hello to collaborative shopping apps for your smart phone! Three such apps are Grocery IQ, Our Groceries and GrocerySmart, and they […]

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How to Use iTunes Match

by Barbara J. Feldman December 13, 2011

Last year, Apple announced iCloud for storing all your iTunes music purchases “in the cloud,” making them available to all your devices wherever you have an Internet connection. Now Apple has taken this concept one step further with iTunes Match. iTunes Match is a paid service ($24.99 per year) that will store your entire music […]

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How to Take a Screenshot on an Android Phone

by Barbara J. Feldman October 18, 2011

Although taking a screenshot on an Apple iPhone is easy (simply simultaneously press the HOME and the POWER button), doing so on an Android phone is not. Some of the Android apps that take screenshots require you to root your phone. Those of us not willing to root our phones, are stuck with this rather […]

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How to Use OpenDNS to Implement Parental Controls

by Barbara J. Feldman October 18, 2011

OpenDNS is a unique parental control system for the Internet that doesn’t just work on your computer. Once setup, it also will restrict access (according to your settings) for WiFi connected phones, gaming consoles and tablet computers. Gary Rosenzweig of MacMost.com explains how to use OpenDNS to implement parental Internet filtering in the following video.

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Should You Upgrade to OS X Lion?

by Barbara J. Feldman October 11, 2011

The recent OS X Lion release for Mac computers no longer supports applications written for the PowerPC. Before upgrading, it is a good idea to check to see if this presents a problem for you or not. For details on how to do this, watch this video from Steve Loyola, of Mac Help for Mom.

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