TechnologyTell

Thinking of buying a camera? How to pick the right one

Take the time and do the research to make sure you find the best fit.

How to install new life in an old iMac – Part 2 [video]

We complete a brain transplant in an old 2006 iMac.

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How to give iTunes gifts on a Mac or Windows PC

Pretty easy to do, once you know where to look.

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How to install new life in an old iMac – Part 1 [video]

We perform emergency surgery on a dying iMac. “Metzenbaum scissors!”

How to “gift” apps or send iTunes gift cards from your iPhone or iPad

Forget the trip to the grocery store, just send that gift digitally.

How to protect your browser privacy with DuckDuckGo in iOS 8

DuckDuckGo is a search engine option in iOS 8, and you should be using it.

How to recover your iPhone 6 from iOS 8.01

You could use the iPhone to make phone calls? Who knew?

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How to keep your iOS device running at peak efficiency with System Monitor

Take care of your tools, and your tools will take care of you.

Gmail messages disappearing from Apple Mail? Here’s a fix

Since upgrading to OS X Mavericks, Gmail messages have been disappearing from Apple Mail. I found a fix that worked for me, but it was buried in Apple’s support forums under the typical hostile debates over nothing useful…in this case, whether it’s Apple or Google’s fault. To save you that hassle, here’s how to prevent Gmail messages from disappearing from Apple Mail, and how you’ll get back the ones that went away.

Do It App Style: How to create blurred iOS 7 style wallpapers

When you turn on your iPhone and swipe to reach the password screen, iOS 7 creates this nifty blurring effect for your wallpaper, making it easier to read the text on top of it without throwing a boring flat color behind it. That blur effect is actually very easy to create yourself with an app called Blurify, and here’s how to do it.

AppleTell Gift Guide: How to create a custom NFL iPhone case

How do you represent your team when you can’t find decent NFL designs? You put together a couple different brands to create your own custom iPhone case. Here, I represent my fellow 12s by customizing my iPhone 5 skin colors at Slickwraps, then finish it off with an Esoterism Embrace-5 aluminum bumper. It allows you to get more creative with your gift, and you get a better case than the usual hunks of plastic endorsed by the NFL.

How to check the Apple online system status

Ever been in a situation where an Apple online service—like iMessage, Facetime, or iCloud—wasn’t working as expected and you weren’t sure if the problem was on your end or Apple’s? Well, there’s a handy web page you can check on Apple.com that will tell you what the status is of every online service they support, including the various web stores and iCloud.