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How To: Change your characters on Minecraft Pocket Edition without Jailbreaking

Adventure Time Minecraft

UPDATE: With iOS 6 Apple has locked down the app directory, and this will no longer work. iExplorer is working on a solution but for now ether stick with iOS 5 or ask Mojang to allow us to import skins. For fans of Minecraft, the Pocket Edition for the iPhone is a mixed blessing. On the one hand you can play your favorite game anywhere you go… on the other, there are a ton... Read More

Whoops! Remember to re-enable TRIM support on your Mac’s 3rd party SSD drive every once in awhile

Enable TRIM Support in OS X

You may remember my AWESOME article about replacing my MacBook Pro’s optical drive with an SSD drive a while back. You may also remember that for some reason, Apple seems to want only THEIR OEM SSD drives to perform flawlessly out of the box, and if you want to enable TRIM support on your 3rd party SSD drive (TRIM is the technology that helps keep your SSD healthy and keeps... Read More

Macenstein’s Ultimate DragonVale Breeding Guide

DragonVale BREEDING Guide

*** NOTE: IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR DRAGONVALE FRIENDS TO SWAP GEMS WITH, PLEASE POST YOUR INFO ON OUR DRAGONVALE FRIEND REQUESTS POST, NOT ON THE INDIVIDUAL BREEDING POSTS. THANKS!!*** ***If you are looking for hints as to how to WIN THE KAIROS AND GAIA QUESTS, click here!*** So it appears more than a few of you are looking for tips on breeding various Dragons in DragonVale (Free/Universal).... Read More

How To: Fix the “No iSight Camera Detected” error message on your MacBook

MacBook No Camera error Photo Booth

In my continuing quest to offer obscure tech tips that will probably only help one other person in the world, today I’d like to tell you how to fix the “No camera detected” or “Cannot find iSight Camera” message I suddenly got today. I say “today”, but really I use the video chat feature so rarely on my late 2008 MacBook Pro that for all... Read More

How To: Make the Angry Birds out of Legos

Angry Birds Lego

Lego User and Flickr member OchreJelly has created a pretty adorable Lego set of Angry birds characters, and posted instructions on how you can make your own. Additionally, if you’d like to vote for his creations to become an official Lego set (and let’s face it, it’s really only a matter of time until we DO see an Angry Birds Lego set, as they have pretty much... Read More

How to: Use your iPhone to check your remote control’s batteries

While researching Jesus and kittens I came across this wonderfully informative clip from that shows you how you can use your iPhone to check the batteries in any infrared device you may own. Enjoy!  Read More

How to: Turn your favorite iOS game’s music and sound files into Ringtones and text alerts

How to get files used in iOS games

One of the side effects of playing a particularly addictive iPhone game is that quite often you find the soundtrack running through your head at night as you try to sleep, almost BEGGING to be used to make the world’s most annoying ringtone. But how to go about it? Sure, you could try to record the sound into your Mac via the audio jack as you play, but odds are that music... Read More

How To: Combine multiple PDFs in Preview

When someone at work recently asked me if there was a way to combine 6 separate PDFs into 1 PDF for emailing a proposal to a client, I realized two things. The first is, sometimes when you do something every day you take for granted that everyone knows you can do this quite easily with the Mac OS X Preview app. And second, I realized that I’m awesome. Actually, I already... Read More

Do a wireless software update on your iPhone (Because you CAN, that’s why!)

This morning Apple released the first update to iOS 5, giving most of us (who were not in the developer program) our first chance to test out Apple’s “computerless Over The Air software updates” – one of the cool new features in iOS 5 that have been around on Android for over a year. If you haven’t done it yet, you should, if for no other reason than... Read More

Trouble-shoot your WiFi network with NetSpot

Netspot WiFi Network Mapping

Here’s a sweet little (AND FREE) tool that’s a must-have for anyone looking to trouble shoot their wireless network’s signal strength in either the home or office – it’s called NetSpot. Step 1: import a floor plan image NetSpot makes it super easy to diagnose areas of poor reception in your WiFi network, as well as diagnose troublesome areas of noise-generating... Read More


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