Ask Mr. Modem: Avoid Skewed iPhone Photos


Click to read more about Mr. Modem Q. When I take photos with my iPhone or iPad, they are usually crooked or tilted. Is there some app or something I can do to keep my photos on an even keel when taking them? A. There sure is, but you don’t need any third-party apps to do it. […]

Ask Mr. Modem: Use Arrow Keys For Text Selection


Click to read more about Mr. Modem Q. Isn’t there some way to use the arrow keys when highlighting text? I try to use my mouse cursor, but I always end up overshooting the mark or selecting an entire paragraph when I only want a few words or a sentence or two. A. There is […]

Ask Mr. Modem: Beware Of E-mail Trickery


Q. I received an e-mail from my daughter that had no Subject line and the message only contained a link. I clicked the link, which turned out to be a Canadian company selling Viagra. Is there anything I can do to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again? A. You can always count on […]

Change Gmail Default Font


By Mr. Modem – Q. I would like to make Verdana my default font for all messages sent using my Gmail account. How can I do that? A. In Gmail, go to Settings > Labs (or select Labs under Quick Links) and enable Default Type Styling. Be sure to click Save at the bottom. Next, […]

Organize iPad Apps In Folders


By Mr. Modem – Q. Is there any way I can organize my iPad apps into folders? I’ve got app icons everywhere so I need to straighten out the chaos. Thanks, Mr. M. A. If you have lots of apps on your iPad Home screen(s), you can tidy things up by using folders to group […]

iPad Or iHype?


Ask Mr. Modem – Q. I have been thinking of getting an iPad. Do you have one and is it everything that it’s cracked up to be? A. Yes and yes. I do have an iPad 2, with the optional 3G (wireless) service, and it definitely lives up to the hype. Mrs. Modem, who isn’t […]