Scholle McFarland

Articles by Scholle McFarland

Teach Siri nicknames

Looking for a simpler way to tell Siri which of the many Dans, Jennifers, or Jasons in your contacts list you want to call? Nicknames can do the trick.
9 years ago

Set up a kid-friendly iPad

Before handing over your iPad to a kid, it's best to do some parental preparation. In this Macworld Video, Scholle Sawyer McFarland offers some tips.
9 years ago

Emergency backups you didn’t know you had

You should have backed up, but you didn't. Now your hard drive has failed. But all is not lost. Intentionally or not, you probably do have backups of at least some of your data. And they just might save your bacon.
10 years ago

How to create read-only PDFs in OS X

Sure, it's easy to create a PDF, but can you protect what you share? In this Macworld Video, Scholle Sawyer McFarland shows how to encrypt a PDF using only OS X's built in tools.
10 years ago

Nine fun ways to stop summer brain drain

On the brink of the lazy days of summer, whatu2019s a parent to do? Here are nine ways to use your Mac and iOS devices to keep your kids sharp during the summer.
11 years ago

Apps help you follow Endeavour’s last mission

Scholle Sawyer McFarland is in Florida as part of the NASA Tweetup to view the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour this Friday. She asked her fellow attendees for some of their favorite shuttle-related apps. Here's what they came up with.
12 years ago

Holiday wish list: Scholle Sawyer McFarland

Senior Editor Scholle Sawyer McFarland would love to get some new tools for her writing projects. And there's no harm in dreaming about that $1,000 Sonos music system is there?
12 years ago

Create a custom iPhone 4 case

Do-it-yourself sites inspire imaginative designs for original iPhone cases and covers. Here's where you can go to create a unique holiday gift.
12 years ago

Last-minute tax preparation help

It's not too late to file your taxes on time. Here's a look at products that can help ease the pain.
13 years ago

Five sites for obsessive parents

Whether you're a new parent or a grizzled vet with teens, the Web can be a huge help in getting advice and kid-gear. Scholle Sawyer McFarland recommends five of her favorite parenting sites.
13 years ago