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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me fix my file associations

Dear Aunt TUAW, Good lord, why does Spotify want to open .m4v files? And how do I make it stop that? Your loving nephew, Nehi Dear Nehi, Eh? What was that? Auntie was just giving the kids some Werthers in exchange for them agreeing to play quietly outside the house. Spotify? Good hea...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me store my photos

Dear Aunt TUAW, I have a MacBook Air with only 120 GB of storage. My iPhoto Library is over 40 GB. I don't need all the the photos on my Mac but don't want to lose them or the events that they have been sorted into. Is there a way to keep my iPhoto library stored on iCloud and only download the...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Could the new MagSafe 2 work with iPhones?

Dear Aunt TUAW, With the MagSafe 2 power adapter, how does this compare to the 'redesigned iPhone 5 connector' size? Could it be a catch-all adapter? Your loving nephew, Christopher M. Dear Christopher, Auntie finds it highly unlikely that the $60 45-95 Watt MagSafe 2 chargers will r...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me watch and work at the same time

Dear Aunt TUAW, Ever since I upgraded to OS X Lion, I've been unable to use dual monitors if I have an application running in full screen on my iMac's display. I would love to be able to fire a movie up on the second display, make it full screen and still make use of my iMac, rather than turnin...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Why can't I get a Retina display on an Air?

Dear Aunt TUAW, I'm in love with the new MacBook Pro Retina but it's way too expensive for my wallet. Why can't I just get a Retina display on an affordable MacBook Air instead? Your loving nephew, Jim J. Dear Jim, Although a lot of consumers would benefit from a consumer Retina disp...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Retina MacBook Pro, buy now or wait?

Dear Aunt TUAW, My brother is getting one of those devilishly good lookin' new Retina MacBook Pro's. Should he order now and wait the 2-3 weeks? Or wait and see when it comes in stock at a local Apple Store? Your loving nephew, Jesse Dear Jesse, Do you need to customize your processor...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me stick my scroll bars

Dear Aunt TUAW, I know I'm late to the party but Lion killed my scrollbars. Please bring back my scrollbars. I miss my scrollbars. Sobbing, Scrollbarless in Seattle Dear, um, "Scrollbarless", Head on over to Settings > General and just set the "Show scroll bars" preference to "Alw...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Can I switch to Virgin Mobile on my iPhone 4?

Dear Aunt TUAW, Will my AT&T iPhone 4 work on Virgin's no contract plans announced today? Your loving nephew, Dan Dear Dan, Unfortunately, it would appear not. Virgin is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) for Sprint. Virgin uses Sprint's network infrastructure to provide ser...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me track my iTunes spending

Dear Aunt TUAW, Pardon the OCD question here, but I have not been able to find an adequate answer. Every time I purchase an item from Apple, I get an email listing the item and the price I paid. I have hundreds of these emails saved. Is there a tool that will parse them and summarize how m...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me adjust app volume

Dear Aunt TUAW, Is there any app you know of that i could use to turn down the volume of individual/specific apps on my Mac without turning down the whole of the system. If you've ever used it on windows seven then you'll know how useful it is. Any apps you could recommend. i'm willin...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: How do I post a website on Dropbox?

Dear Aunt TUAW, I read Uncle Steve's write-up about posting an iWeb site to a Dropbox folder. It's a great blog post and neat trick! But it's using the Public folder... Is there a way to use a non-public folder to do the same? Your loving nephew, Seb Dear Seb, Auntie is fond of Kis...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Where should I buy my George R. R. Martin fix?

Dear Aunt TUAW, I want to buy "A Dance with Dragons" as an eBook and I am hesitating between buying it for Kindle or iBooks, the reason being the Kindle version will be available on my Mac, my iPhone and my iPad. Is it possible to do the same if I buy it for iBooks or will I be "stuck" with rea...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: I'm going to WWDC. What should I pack?

Dear Aunt TUAW, I've got my golden tickets to WWDC but this is my first time traveling to Oz. Do you have some suggestions for what I should pack and any tips for dealing with things once I'm out there? Thanks a bunch! Your loving nephew, Arthur Dear Arthur, Auntie turned to two of...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help Siri call me Gerry

Dear Aunt TUAW, Is there a way to change Siri's spelling of my name at the end of an email? I would like it to print out "Gerry" and not "Jerry," but I can't figure out how to do it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Your loving nephew, Gerald ("Gerry") Dear Gerry, That's actuall...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Why can't I find a USB hub that charges my iPad?

Dear Aunt TUAW, When you go to Amazon or Best Buy or Newegg and search for powered USB hub for a nice new iPad... Good luck! The results provide lots of choices. The kicker is adding the iPad to the search terms does not help, as all it does is get items that explicitly state they will not fas...

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