How To Set Up A Wifi Hotspot on Your iPhone or iPad in 3 Minutes

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This update is current as of March 2014. This article was originally published on December 3rd 2011. OS: iOS 7 Devices: iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini Do you need WiFi for your laptop in the middle of nowhere? Would you rather pay $20 a month for Wifi, rather than $30 an hour? If the answer is yes, read on. Activating the WiFi hotspot feature on an iPhone or iPad is actually quite easy once it's set up. Note that it doesn't work on phones before the iPhone 4, or the original iPad. Step 1: The right data plan To set up your hotspot, you're first going to need the right data plan. This … [Read more...]

Review: Windows 8 Kickstart, By James Howard Russell

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When Microsoft released Windows 8, a lot of users were left dazed and confused, (see video at bottom), and even I had some unanswered questions. Windows 8 is designed (and confusingly so) to frustrate. Still, once you master all of its nuances, it's got some incredible features that make it worth the hassle (maybe). For new users of Windows 8 looking for guidance, I highly recommend James Howard Russell's new book, Windows 8 Kickstart, which provides fantastic instructions on getting to know the OS, while also offering helpful tips and tricks for more experienced users. One of the … [Read more...]

How To Blog From a Mac: 10 Crucial Mac Blogging Apps

10 Best Mac Blogging Apps

Blogging is a blast, and Macs are my favorite computers, but it's a challenge finding good blogging software to get my daily post done from. A few apps are absolutely critical to my blogging, and I think the'd be helpful to you too, so I wanted to share them with you. Also Read Our List of 34 Great Blogging Resources and Tools MarsEdit: MarsEdit isn't cheap at $40 but it is hands-down the best mac blogging client available. It offers integration with nearlyever blogging CMS, including Wordpress, Blogger, Movable Type, and Tumblr Photobulk: Best two bucks I ever spent. Photobulk makes it … [Read more...]

What is the Real Cost of Your iPad? Calculate it Here

The list price may start at $329, but that's in no way the price. The actual costs to you for a tablet may be higher or lower than list price based on a few factors. Here's how to calculate the cost of your iPad. We created a simple checklist to calculate the exact cost to you. Add and subtract the below values to calculate the value of your iPad. Have you had an iOS device before? If you don't have apps, add $50 to your costs. This is a low standardized number, but it's a pretty good indicator. Add $10 if this is your first iPad for specialized iPad apps. Do you plan on selling it? How … [Read more...]