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Run Hypercard on Modern Mac OS via Web Browser

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 19:55
Do you remember Hypercard? If you’re a (very) longtime Mac user, you might recall tinkering with the amazing Hypercard application, described by the creator as “a software erector set, which lets non-programmers put together interactive information” using the HyperTalk scripting language along with an easy to use interactive interface builder. Though Hypercard was never brought ... Read More

How to Update AirPods Firmware

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 19:40
AirPods are the wireless earbud headphones from Apple which are enjoyed by many iPhone users. Much like iOS devices have firmware updates, so do AirPods, and you may be wondering how you can update AirPods firmware, and how to check and see if your AirPods are up to date. Managing firmware updates on AirPods is ... Read More

How to Quickly Track a Package from Mac OS

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:40
You can quickly track any package or parcel from the Mac, all you need is an email or message that contains the tracking number. The instant package tracking ability is a data-detectors feature that will automatically recognize most tracking numbers in commonly used apps on the Mac and allow you to take action to quickly ... Read More

How to Re-Open Historical Windows & Tabs in Safari on Mac with a Keystroke

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 21:54
Modern versions of Safari for Mac have a unique History keystroke that allows you to open prior windows and tabs from history in reverse chronological order. For example, let’s say you have closed 10 browser tabs over the course of the last hour, then hitting this keystroke 10 times would re-open each of those closed ... Read More

How to Reveal Hidden Message Previews with Touch ID on iPhone Lock Screen

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 23:38
The iPhone defaults to showing message previews on the lock screen of iOS, revealing the sender name and message content text. Because of potential privacy ramifications, many users turn off message previews on the lock screen which hides the message content, but then to read the full message users have to go to the Message ... Read More

How to Make a Shortcut (Alias) on a Mac

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 23:22
Making an alias for a Mac application, folder, or file, offers an easy way to access that item without having to track down its original location. Instead, you can place an alias anywhere and it will launch the original item immediately, while the original item remains in its original location. An alias on the Mac ... Read More

How to Resend an iMessage on iPhone to Fix a “Not Delivered” Error

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 01:29
Messages sent from an iPhone or iPad may occasionally fail to send, instead displaying a “Not Delivered” error message along with a little red ! exclamation point next to the failed message. While this may be annoying, you can easily resend a message from iOS Messages app with minimal effort. You can resend an iMessage ... Read More

How to Use YouTube Dark Mode

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 19:38
If you watch a lot of YouTube particularly in the dark or evening hours you may find it useful to enable the all-new Dark Mode YouTube interface. Dark Mode is just what it sounds like, it basically inverts the YouTube color scheme so that the background and surrounding interface of YouTube is blacks and dark ... Read More

How to Fill Out PDF Forms and Documents on Mac

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 19:15
For many computer users, filling out PDF forms and PDF documents is a routine occurrence, and the Mac Preview app allows you to easily and quickly fill in a PDF file. The great thing about using Preview to complete PDF forms on the Mac is that there are no additional apps or downloads needed, it’s ... Read More

How to Access Terminal via Recovery Mode for Mac

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 23:09
Some more advanced Mac troubleshooting and diagnostics techniques require a user to access the Terminal from Mac OS Recovery Mode. We’ll show you how to quickly access the command line while a Mac is booted into Recovery Mode. For some quick background, on a normally booted Mac, the Terminal application is found within the /Applications/Utilities/ ... Read More

How to Fill Out a PDF Form on iPhone and iPad with Markup

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 20:57
If you have a PDF form you need to fill out, you’ll be pleased to discover that iPhone and iPad can fill in PDF documents rather easily thanks to the built-in Markup feature of iOS. There’s no need to print out any documents, you can handle editing the PDF entirely from iOS. Given how PDF ... Read More

3 New Water Wallpapers from iOS 10.3.3 Beta

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 18:41
It’s looking like new iOS wallpapers will arrive in the next version of the system software, as a trio of new images has appeared in the first beta of iOS 10.3.3. But there’s no need to wait for the final version, you can get the nice wallpapers for your iPhone, iPad, or Mac right now. ... Read More

Beta 1 of MacOS 10.12.6, iOS 10.3.3, tvOS 10.2.2, watchOS 3.2.3 Released for Testing

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 02:48
Apple has released the first beta versions of Mac OS 10.12.6, iOS 10.3.3, tvOS 10.2.2, and watchOS 3.2.3 for users enrolled in the system software beta testing programs. The new beta builds likely focus on bug fixes and minor adjustments to the operating systems, and no major new features or changes are expected. Beta testers ... Read More

How to Resend a Message “Not Delivered” from Mac Messages

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 20:02
The Mac Messages app may occasionally fail to send a message correctly, when a message fails to send it is made obvious by a little red (!) exclamation point and a “Not Delivered” message under the failed iMessage or text message. But you don’t have to retype the message or just let it go, instead ... Read More

MacOS Sierra 10.12.5 Update Released

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 18:30
Apple has released MacOS Sierra 10.12.5 for Mac users. The small point release update to Sierra includes security updates and bug fixes, and is therefore recommended to install for all users running a prior MacOS Sierra build. A separate security update release is available for Mac users running OS X El Capitan and Yosemite. Separately ... Read More

iOS 10.3.2 Update Out for iPhone, iPad [IPSW Download Links]

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 18:16
Apple has released the final version of iOS 10.3.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The small software update is said to include bug fixes and security enhancements for iOS devices and thus Apple recommends installing the update. Separately, Apple has also released macOS 10.12.5 for Mac, watchOS 3.2.2 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 10.2.1 ... Read More

How to Disable All Safari Browser Plug-Ins on Mac

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 21:37
Safari on the Mac has the ability to run third party plug-ins, some of which may perform additional services and bring additional functionality to the web experience. Plug-ins include things like Flash Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and other similar multimedia tools that are added into the browser. While some web sites may require these plug-ins, ... Read More

How to Change File Extensions of Files via Command Line in Mac OS

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 22:08
Command line users may find it helpful to change and rename the file extension of a group of files in a directory. For example, let’s say you have a batch of files with the file extension “.txt” but you want all of those the file extensions to be “.py” instead. That’s what we’re going to ... Read More

16 Great iPhone Photography Tips via Apple

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 07:52
Many of us rely on iPhone as our primary camera, but no matter how great (or not) you are at photography, who couldn’t use some advice on taking even better pictures? That’s why it’s worth checking out a “how to shoot” web series that Apple has created, which includes a helpful series of 16 short ... Read More

How to Disable Safari Extensions on Mac

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 18:56
You can disable third party Safari extensions on the Mac without completely uninstalling them. This can be helpful for troubleshooting purposes, various testing scenarios, and many other situations, whether you’re a developer, trying to determine if and which particular extension is causing an issue with Safari, or even maybe just giving a trial run to ... Read More