Tom's Mac Software Picks 2013 lists my weekly selections for the best Mac application recently released or updated. Winning apps can come from any software category as long as the app runs natively on the Mac, is well designed, and offers exceptional value.
When your iPhone starts to go dead, it warns you. When 20 percent of the battery life remains, you get a pop-up message, and the battery life meter on your home screen turns red. If you don't heed the phone's warnings and charge it up quickly, you may end up with a dead iPhone on your hands. Startin
Get the latest features and channels on your Apple TV with these simple steps to upgrade its operating system.
Although iTunes is the default and recommended program to use for syncing music to your iPhone, it is not the only program manager that works for your device. Third-party iPhone-transferring software is available online for music synchronization. It also allows you to copy unpurchased music from you
There are many tools on the iPhone that allow you to customize your phone to fit your personality. One of these tools can add wallpaper to your iPhone. The default iPhone 3G operating system does not have wallpaper compatibility -- this feature was released only with OS4. Therefore, you must first u
The iPod Touch is the touch-screen model in Apple's line of iPod digital media players. The iPod Touch has four generations (as of May 2011) and each boasts new design features and improvements. If you are considering whether to invest in a 3rd or 4th generation iTouch (whether new, used or refurbis
The multitasking function on an iPhone lets you keep an application running in the background while you're busy doing other things. Using this function, you can let several applications run at the same time, helping you accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Keeping the programs running is a sn
The iPhone mail application enables you to access multiple email accounts. Setting up your iPhone to work with a webmail provider, such as Yahoo! and Gmail, gives you access to all your personal folders. You can also set up your iPhone to work with a desktop email clients, such as Outlook or Thunder
Apple released the iPhone 4 smart phone in 2010. The iPhone 4 weighs 4.8 oz. It measures 4.5-by-2.31-by-0.37 inches and has 16 or 32 gigabytes of flash drive space.
The iPod Touch, Classic and Nano models are all capable of storing and displaying picture files. For example, you can use your digital camera software to transfer photos from your camera to your computer's hard drive, and then with iTunes, you can sync the picture data with your iPod. Before trying
In August of 2007, a New Jersey teen named George Hotz was the first person to "unlock" Apple's iPhone, enabling it to be used on the T-Mobile network. According to David Becker of the Wired.Com Gadget Lab, Hotz did so using a combination of soldering and software tweaks. Since then other people ha
The iPod touch enables you to listen to music, surf the Internet, and play games. There are customizable themes readily available for the iPod touch. Access to these themes is often restricted by Apple. iPod touch users can unlock devices and gain control over their menu's theme with a few quick ste
You can manually or automatically sync video files from your PC to your video-enabled iPod through iTunes. The newest versions of iPod classic, 3rd and 4th generation nano and all versions of iPod touch can play video files. Videos downloaded from the iTunes Store are automatically loaded into iTune
Although the customization of the default battery meter on your iPod touch is limited to displaying or hiding the battery percentage, there are default battery meter applications available in the App Store for your device. These applications range from free to $1.99, and vary in the number of featur
Not only is iTunes an online superstore where you can download music, movies, podcasts and other digital media, the program keeps your iPod working properly with software updates and lets you sync files to and from your computer. You can also use iTunes to back up songs stored on your iPod. Back up
The Apple iPod is famous for using its extensive iTunes program for transferring music to the personal audio device. While you cannot transfer music directly from your iPod to your Windows Media Player on your computer, you can use the iTunes program to load the music from your device elsewhere. Thi
The iPod became popular not only because of its ability to hold an entire music catalog, but because of its easy editing and transferring capabilities. You can add and remove hundreds of songs in just minutes from your iPod with iTunes.
For various reasons, you might have to reset your iPod from time to time. Older model iPods may freeze, or you may want to start over with a new settings. It is important to note that resetting your iPod will erase all customized settings on the device. All songs and files, however, will be saved. P
Apple's iPod personal media players use internal lithium-ion batteries. These batteries are not user-replaceable, so taking good care of them by charging them properly is essential. You can charge your iPod by connecting it to a powered USB port on your computer with its included USB cable or you ca