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How to Get iMessage Access on PC in Windows or Linux

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 21:37
iMessage is the wonderful messaging platform for iPhone, iPad, and Mac users that allows for free and easy messaging between other iMessage users. One common question regarding iMessage is if there is a way to run iMessage on a Windows PC or in Linux. The answer is a big complicated, but in short, yes you ... Read More

How to Search for a Reminder on iPhone and iPad

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 20:06
If you’re frequently adding Reminders to your iPhone or iPad through Siri or to return phone calls, you may quickly arrive at having dozens if not hundreds of reminders stored in the iOS app. Rather than wade through them all one by one, the Reminders app has a nice feature that allows you to search ... Read More

How to Draw on Photos on a Mac

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 22:21
The Mac Photos app has a set of simple drawing tools called Markup which can be used to draw, doodle, sketch, and otherwise markup or write on any picture. Markup in Photos can offer a fun way to scribble on an image, put a remark on a picture, add a blurb, or just to draw ... Read More

How to Remove Location from Photos on Mac

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 21:20
Many pictures taken with an iPhone, Android phone, or digital camera include location data with the picture, which gives anyone who has the image file the ability to see exactly where the photo was taken. Additionally, the Photos app for Mac allows users to add a location to any picture as well. If you don’t ... Read More

macOS Sierra 10.12.6 Update Released for Mac

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 18:48
Apple has released the final version of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 for Mac users running the Sierra operating system. The update includes bug fixes and security enhancements, but does not provide any new features or major changes to the operating system. How to Download & Install macOS 10.12.6 Always back up a Mac before installing any ... Read More

iOS 10.3.3 Update Released for iPhone, iPad [IPSW Download Links]

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 18:33
Apple has released the final version of iOS 10.3.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update is said to include bug fixes and security enhancements for iOS, and no new features are included in the software update. Links to download iOS 10.3.3 IPSW are included below, though the majority of users are best served ... Read More

How to Deauthorize a Computer in iTunes

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 19:33
Apple puts a limit on how many computers you can use with some of your owned iTunes and App Store content, including music, movies, apps, TV shows, books, iBooks, this process is known as iTunes authorization. Most users don’t pay much attention to this, but if you own multiple Macs or PCs concurrently or over ... Read More

How to Create a New Administrator Account on Mac OS

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 22:17
An administrator account has full access to everything on the Mac, it can install software updates, uninstall and install applications, access and delete system files, access other user files on the same computer, and perform any other administrative type of task. Sometimes it can be helpful to create a new separate administrator account on a ... Read More

How to Delete Music on iOS 10

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 21:16
Would you like to remove a song from your iPhone or iPad with iOS 10? You can delete music from the Music app in the latest iOS versions with a multi-step process, it’s a bit different from removing music in prior versions of iOS Music app however. There are actually a few ways to delete ... Read More

iPhone Sound Not Working with Headphones? Loud Buzzing Sound in Earbuds? How to Troubleshoot

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 20:13
A friend of mine recently plugged their Apple Earbud headphones into their iPhone to use, and rather than having normal sound and audio come through the earbuds, they experienced a ringing buzzing sound coming out of the headphones instead. Their first thought was “My iPhone is broken, the sound isn’t working!” but with a little ... Read More

Where’s the Startup Boot Sound on New iMac & MacBook Pro?

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 21:48
The Mac startup boot chime has been around for decades, and is one of the most notable features defining a booting Mac. Nonetheless, the latest MacBook Pro and iMac models (from late 2016 onward) are quiet and no startup boot sound, meaning the Mac boots up completely silently instead of making the traditional chime sound ... Read More

How to Unsubscribe from Mailing Lists on iPhone and iPad Easily

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 21:17
Have you ever found yourself receiving emails from a mailing list you never subscribed to? Virtually everyone with an email address has experienced this, usually from solicitors, junk mailers, and companies of things you may have once interacted with. While you can usually go to the bottom of an email and poke around for a ... Read More

How to Stop Autoplay Video in Safari for Mac

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 20:51
Auto-play video is encountered frequently when browsing the web, and many websites will start blasting you with video and sound as soon you load a webpage. This can be nice for some websites and videos, but it can also be frustrating or unwanted. A hidden setting in Safari makes disabling autoplay video to be pretty ... Read More

iOS 11 Public Beta 2, macOS High Sierra Public Beta 2 Available to Download

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 20:21
Apple has released the second public beta releases of macOS High Sierra and iOS 11 to users enrolled in the public beta testing programs. The new beta builds appear to focus primarily on resolving various bugs, along with minor adjustments to various features introduced to earlier betas of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra 10.13. ... Read More

How to Convert a Keynote .key to PowerPoint Presentation with iCloud

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 22:39
Keynote .key presentation files can be converted to PowerPoint .pptx files easily with the help of iCloud. The great thing about using iCloud to convert Keynote to PowerPoint presentations is that iCloud can be accessed from any device or computer as long as it has a web browser, meaning you can perform this file conversion ... Read More

How to Update Adobe Flash in Chrome Browser

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 20:47
The Chrome web browser is perhaps best suited for running Adobe Flash because Chrome sandboxes the Flash player plugin, making it a bit more secure. While Google Chrome should automatically update the Adobe Flash plugin itself when the browser app is relaunched, sometimes Adobe Flash Player may become out of date anyway and require the ... Read More

Download iOS 11 Beta 3, MacOS 10.13 Beta 3 Now Available

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 22:03
Apple has released the third beta versions of iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and tvOS 11 for users participating in the beta testing programs. iOS 11 developer beta 3, macOS High Sierra 10.13 developer beta 3, and tvOS 11 developer beta 3 are each available to download now for those enrolled in the Apple ... Read More

How to Delete All Reminders in a List on iPhone and iPad

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 18:01
Many people use Reminders in iOS as a way to remember to do something, whether it’s work related, something on the screen, some chore, or trying to establish a new habit. Reminders are great, but if you use a lot of them you may find yourself with an enormous list of Reminders that you’d like ... Read More

How to Downgrade MacOS High Sierra Beta to Sierra or El Capitan with Time Machine

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 20:46
A fair number of Mac have installed MacOS High Sierra public beta or the developer releases to test out the new features, but it’s not uncommon to test out beta system software and then decide to downgrade back to a stable release. This tutorial will show you how to downgrade from MacOS High Sierra (10.13) ... Read More

Get Weather Reports Directly from Spotlight on iPhone and iPad

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 21:33
Want to get the weather report for another location in iOS quickly? You can grab weather details from Spotlight on the iPhone or iPad quickly and easily. This offers a nice alternative to adding new locations to the Weather app, searching the web for weather reports, or to using Siri (which requires voice) and it ... Read More