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How to Take Better Selfies with iPhone by Using Selfie Flash

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:12
The new iPhone includes many improvements to the camera, including a great selfie flash feature that lights up the screen to provide some light fill into your selfies taken with the iPhone front facing camera. This basically uses a little software trick to add a flash to the front facing camera of iPhone, preventing you ... Read More

How to Type Accents on Mac the Easy Way

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:47
Many languages use accents and diacritic marks to change how a letter or vowel sounds. Accordingly, you may find it useful to know how to type accents and diacritical marks on a Mac using the keyboard. This should be particularly useful for users who also type or write in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Greek, but ... Read More

How to Use Stationery in Mail for Mac to Stylize & Personalize Emails

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 19:02
If you want to add some flair and customization to emails sent from your Mac, you can use the Stationery feature to personalize the appearance of emails sent from the Mail app in Mac OS. The Stationery customizations make emails look a lot more exciting than just simple text on a white background, and you ... Read More

Apple Launches Updated iPad and Red iPhone 7

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 18:52
Apple has quietly released some hardware updates to their iPhone and iPad lineup, including a red color iPhone 7 and a lower-end iPad model. The new iPad is an updated 9.7″ screen model and aims to be the new entry-level iPad in the product lineup. Officially labeled “iPad (5th generation)”, it features an A9 processor, ... Read More

How to Use Emergency Bypass on iPhone to Allow Contacts to Get Through Do Not Disturb Mode

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 19:55
Do Not Disturb mode is one of the greater features for iPhone users who like to enjoy some peace and quiet, but since it mutes all sounds, alerts, and notifications on the iPhone it’s possible to miss a truly important call or alert when the feature is enabled. This is a scenario that Emergency Bypass ... Read More

Beta 8 of macOS 10.12.4 Released for Testing

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 18:07
n of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 as beta 8, as well as an updated beta of watchOS 3.2 beta 7. Users who are enrolled in the beta testing programs for their various devices or hardware can find the latest versions available from the software update mechanisms. MacOS 10.12.4 is testing a Night Shift feature that adjusts ... Read More

How to Import Contacts from SIM Card to iPhone

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 18:09
Many people continue to use older fashioned cell phones who then decide to migrate to an iPhone, and if you fall into that category (or are helping someone who does), a common migration step to go from an ancient flip phone or simpler cell phone to an iPhone is to import contacts from the SIM ... Read More

Why is My iPhone Hot? Here’s Why & How to Fix a Hot iPhone

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 19:36
Have you ever discovered that your iPhone it warm to the touch? It’s not common, but sometimes an iPhone can even get outright hot to the touch, where the rear of the iPhone and the screen of the device is hot to touch, sometimes enough to be uncomfortable to hold and make your hands sweat. ... Read More

iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo? Here Are 4 Ways to Fix

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:50
Rarely, the iPhone may get stuck on the Apple logo screen. This usually happens after a software update or a crash, and it’s fairly obvious because the Apple logo  appears against an otherwise black display and that is all you see on the iPhone; just the Apple logo stuck on the screen and the ... Read More

Beta 7 of MacOS 10.12.4 and iOS 10.3 Available for Testing

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 17:46
Apple has released the 7th beta versions of MacOS 10.12.4 and iOS 10.3 for users participating in the beta testing programs. The latest beta builds are available now through the respective software update mechanisms, in iOS that is through the Settings app and in macOS via the App Store Updates section. macOS 10.12.4 beta 7 ... Read More

How to See All Unread Emails in iOS Mail the Easy Way

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 19:42
The latest versions of Mail in iOS allow iPhone and iPad users to quickly filter their email inbox to display unread messages with the simple touch of a button. The unread email message toggle will instantly change the currently viewed inbox in iOS Mail to display all unread emails in the active inbox, it’s simple ... Read More

How to Re-Open Recently Closed Tabs in Safari for Mac the Easy Way

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 19:21
Mac users have long been able to re-open a closed Safari tab by using a keyboard shortcut, but what if some time has passed, or what if you want to re-open a specific closed tab in Safari? It turns out the latest versions of Safari for Mac OS support a menu-based option to easily browse ... Read More

How to Print to PDF on iPhone with 3D Touch

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 18:55
You can save nearly anything as a PDF from iPhone, all it takes is using a little known 3D Touch trick available only in Sharing action menus. Essentially this trick allows you to perform the iOS equivalent of Print to PDF like you would see on desktops like a Mac or Windows PC, except it’s ... Read More

Beta 6 of MacOS 10.12.4 and iOS 10.3 Available for Testing

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 17:18
Apple has released the sixth beta versions of macOS 10.12.4 and iOS 10.3 for users participating in the beta testing programs. Users who are enrolled in the beta testing programs will find the latest beta system software releases available through the usual update mechanisms. In macOS that is through the Mac App Store, in iOS ... Read More

How to Change Email Address Linked to Apple ID

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 19:25
Your Apple ID is used for iCloud, iCloud backups, logging into the App Store, making purchases, buying things from the Apple Store, and so much more. It’s a critical component of being an Apple customer and being in the Apple ecosystem, so you’ll want to be sure you have the proper email address configured and ... Read More

How to Scan QR Codes on iPhone with Chrome

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 20:01
QR Codes are the weird looking pixelated squares you sometimes see printed on signs or elsewhere, and while it’s a stretch to say they are widely used (or understood) they are ubiquitous in some areas. While the iPhone does not bundle a method of scanning QR codes by default, if you’re a Google Chrome user ... Read More

Using the Escape Key on Touch Bar MacBook Pro

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 19:53
Perhaps one the most controversial aspects of the Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro models is the removal of a physical hardware Escape key. Instead of being an always present physical Escape key, the new Escape key is a digital button on the Touch Bar screen which is usually visible but not always. We’ll discuss using ... Read More

How to Get the Size of a Directory from Command Line

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 18:31
Want to see the size of a directory from the command line? You may have noticed that using the traditional ls command to list the contents of a a directory won’t necessarily show the total size of a directory. Instead, to see what the disk usage is for a specific directory you’ll want to use ... Read More

How to Clear & Reset DNS Cache in MacOS Sierra

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 22:50
Mac OS users who have modified their DNS settings may need to clear their DNS cache before the changes take effect. Additionally, sometimes name servers and domains may not resolve as intended if you have stale DNS cache on the Mac, another situation where resetting DNS cache can often be the solution. We’ll show you ... Read More

Beta 5 of MacOS Sierra 10.12.4, iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2, watchOS 3.2 Available

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 18:45
Apple has released the 5th beta versions of MacOS Sierra 10.12.4, iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2, and watchOS 3.2 to users participating in the beta testing programs. The latest beta release of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 5 can be downloaded now from the Mac App Store via the Updates tab. iOS 10.3 beta 5 can be ... Read More