Articles by J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.

How to Save a Water-Damaged iPhone

Posted on 10/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

We all know that electronics and water do not mix. It’s a well-established fact. Unfortunately, many of us lay our pragmatism aside and nevertheless take our iPhones to swimming pools or beaches, lay them on the side of the bath tub or shower, carry them in the rain instead of pocketing them, or use them while on the toilet.

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How to Switch Between Multiple iPhoto Libraries on a Single Mac Login

Posted on 10/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Family computers can be complicated. Sometimes, if a family is smart and manages their Mac wisely, each person in the household will have their own Mac login. However, that doesn’t always happen – and when it doesn’t, using personalized things such as iTunes and iPhoto libraries can become a concern.

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Apple Launches 2013 ’12 Days of Gifts’ App, Includes U.S. for First Time Ever

Posted on 10/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

The holiday season is upon us – and among other things, that marks the return of Apple’s annual ’12 Days of Christmas’ promotion. This time, however, Apple has done things a little bit differently. This year, the app is called “12 Days of Gifts,” and for the first time EVER, Apple has included the U.S. in the party!

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How To Launch App-Specific Settings Using Siri in iOS 7

Posted on 10/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Siri is capable of doing a lot of new things in iOS 7. She can call anyone from your contact book, of course, and set appointments just like before – but she can also turn your Bluetooth on and off and adjust other iOS 7 settings. There’s also a neat hidden feature in iOS 7 that we found really interesting: The ability to trigger and launch app-specific settings!

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iKitty: An Awesome Cat Bed Made from a Recycled iMac G3!

Posted on 09/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

It’s no secret cats love to be spoiled, and this is hands down the best cat bed I have ever seen. Ideal for the puss with a penchant for Apple tech, this catbed made from an iMac is exactly what the kitty ordered.

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iOS ’86: What An Eighties Version Of iOS Would Look Like!

Posted on 09/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

View the History of Apple in Just Three Minutes

h, the eighties. The decade when Apple really broke out but also collapsed later on, and when technology was still in black and white. So what would iOS have looked like then? Anton Repponen has created a brilliant mock up of a retro iOS ’86. Check it out!

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Apple, Microsoft and Others Call for Government Surveillance Reform

Posted on 09/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

The Wall Street Journal reports Apple has joined a group of technology companies, which includes Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo, in publishing an open letter to President Obama and members of congress in which they urge them to reform government surveillance tactics.

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