Instead of attaching several PDFs to an email, try combining the individual files into one single PDF. If you've got a Mac, merging multiple documents is built right into Preview, Mac OS X's default image and PDF viewer. Don't bother with third-party software — if you've got Mac OS X 10.6 and up, just follow these simple steps to combine as many e-documents as you need.
When a loved one can't attend your wedding, consider live streaming any part of the ceremony or festivities so far-away guests can still celebrate practically in person. From video calling to live video channels, these six services enable you to live stream a wedding:
- HangWith: Open up this free mobile app for Android and iOS to stream live video with any number of people; it's that easy. As the event gets under way, viewers can chat with text appearing on the screen for the iPhone videographer to see.
- Skype: One of the most well-known video-calling services, Skype is a great free option if you are just trying to include one person. To include more people, sign up for Skype Premium ($10 per month), which allows group chats with up to 10 people.
- Ustream: The video website enables you to broadcast live video content. It even developed a Ustream Broadcaster app, so you can easily stream live HD video from your mobile phone.
Discover three more ways to share the wedding joy with friends after the break.
A month after the hacking of news agency Associated Press's Twitter account, which caused serious repercussions in the stock market, Twitter has finally enabled two-step verification for users. The added security boost syncs with a cell phone number to send a verification code via SMS each time you log in to your Twitter account.
To get two-factor verification on your account, first go to Settings, found in the gear icon in the top right-hand corner > select "Require a verification code when I sign in." > click the link to add your phone number. You'll then receive a text message from Twitter that the device is ready to receive verification codes.
Once you've signed up for the extra Twitter protection, the next time you log in to your account, you'll see the following screen to check the phone associated with the account for a verification code. Enter the code, and get tweeting!
To the bona fide iPhonians who have held on to their original 2007 iPhones to present day, we applaud you. You are not easily distracted by shiny new toys, nor swayed by claims of "bigger, faster, stronger"! You remain steadfast in your commitment to use phones until they cease to work, and you have miraculously kept the phone in one piece for the past six years.
Unfortunately, Apple's very first mobile device, distinguished by its two-toned silver and black backing, will become obsolete on June 11. The first-generation iPhone has not been able to update to newer versions of iOS for years, but Apple is finally putting its foot down and deeming the iPhone 1 a "vintage" product, which means Apple retail stores will no longer service the original iPhone.
Just in case some unfortunate event befalls your ol' iPhone, there are plenty of ways to patch it up. After the original iPhone reaches totally hip "vintage" status this Summer, turn to one of these alternatives for repairs, or try your hand at a do-it-yourself fix!
- iFixit — With 12 different guides that cover everything from replacing the SIM card to swapping out the battery, iFixit is the most comprehensive online directory for DIY iPhone repairs. Each step-by-step guide also includes a list of tools specific to mobile repair and where to buy them.
- Mission Repair — This one-stop shop will fix hardware issues like cracked glass and perform full diagnostic repairs.
- Tech Restore — This warehouse offers screens, system repairs, and various replacement parts. Do your own fixin' with Tech Restore's PDF take-apart guides.
- iPhone4Parts — The site offers replacements for speakers, mics, and chassis. There's also a complete front glass assembly for cracked screens.
Let's face it — hard drives do crash. Losing your favorite photos, music, and documents is a nightmare, but it's one that can be prevented with a little planning ahead. Veronica breaks down her top data backup solutions, from local backups to cloud solutions. Get your emergency data solution in order with this week's episode of The Sync Up!
Remember to ask Veronica your burning tech questions in the comments, and get more digital tips from the POPSUGAR Girls' Guide channel on YouTube.
We've all been there: Game of Thrones season three leads to procrastination, procrastination leads to last-minute late-night cram sessions, which lead to frustration and anger, which leads to hate. But seriously, if you're in emergency finals study mode, we've got a pro tip to maximize your study time.
What you'll need:
- An iPad, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro (2011 or later), or iMac
- An Apple TV
- A big-screen TV
- An Internet connection
Use AirPlay Mirroring to display study guides with the group or put research and word documents side by side for a superproductive paper-writing session. Connect to AirPlay by turning on your Apple TV device and heading to System Preferences > Displays > Turn on mirroring. The Apple TV device will appear in the menu bar. Make sure your iOS device is running 4.3 or later and that both the laptop/iOS device and Apple TV are connected to the same WiFi network.
If you're reviewing material, then make sure that the audio is coming out of your HDTV by going to System Preferences > Sound > Output and selecting AirPlay.
Happy finals! Make sure you're eating right, getting plenty of sleep, and staying fit.
Congratulations on being born, or working hard, or whatever it was you did to deserve an iTunes gift card, reader! Now's the time to catch up on the first two seasons of Game of Thrones. Before you start typing out the lengthy letters and digits of the redeem code, there's an easier way to transfer the credit to your iTunes account: a quick flash of the gift card to your Mac's on-board camera does the trick.
First step: sign into your iTunes account. From there, click Redeem on the right side of the homepage under Quick Links. On the Redeem Code screen, select Use Camera. Peel or scratch off the code on the back of the gift card, then hold the card up to the camera. The code must be on a newer gift card within a black rectangular outline. Your camera (sorry, PC users, this only works on a Mac computer) will automatically read and process the code, turning the numbers seen on the screen from white to green with the wording "Your Apple ID has been credited with . . . "
There you go! The monetary credit is instantly uploaded to your Apple account, and you can go about your business seeing what treachery House Lannister is up to now.
Between the bachelorette party, bridal shower, save the date, rehearsal dinner, and actual wedding-day invites, there are a lot of paper — or, for the most tech-savvy brides, online — goods to go around. If you're designing your own wedding stationery, then a beautiful set of type makes all the difference. Fonts can set the tone for style just as much as the color scheme, and installing custom ones are really easy on both Mac and PC.
We've scoured the Internet for the most elegant font freebies the web has to offer. Whether you're planning a romantic retro-, black-tie-, country-, or fairy-tale-themed affair, these type foundries have fonts fit for every type of wedding. Check out the premium, professional-grade lovely letter offerings, provided gratis.
Instagram is among our first-thing-in-the-morning go-to apps, but its almost too simple interface has us wanting functions available on other social networks, chief among them: the repost (also known as a retweet, reblog, or share depending on your social site of choice). Fear not 'Grammers, discover the ways to share a picture you more than just love and give credit to the original poster while doing so.
- Repost on Statigram — If you use the web client Statigram to view Instagram while on a browser, click on the picture you want to share, and find the repost button below the photo. Select that to preview an image of the to-be-shared pic with a reshare icon in the upper left corner (as seen above). Click "Send me by email," to receive an email from Statigram with the preview image attached. Save that to your phone's photo library and upload to Instagram as normal. Though the original photographer's name appears in the photo, don't forget to give them an extra shout-out in the caption.
- Repost on Webstagram — Webstagram users can apply the same directions as the above Statigram reposting method and have the picture, marked with the original poster's name, emailed.
About to use Comic Sans? Put down that mouse, friend. There is a wealth of gorgeous, playful, bold, eye-catching new fonts that are ready for you to download (look at all of these free ones!) and use at your disposal.
The font options are endless, and their applications are too. Spice up a Powerpoint, create beautiful personalized paper goods, or make a custom text-on-photo cover for the Facebook album of photos from your island vacation. Find out how to install type sets once they're downloaded using your Mac's best-kept secret — Font Book.