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How to Disable Online Activity Status on Instagram to Stop Showing When You’re Using the App

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 16:13
Instagram now defaults to showing other peoples accounts when you were last active using the Instagram application. For example, if you’re using Instagram right now then other Instagram users will be able to see that you are using the app at that moment. If you used the app exactly 23 minutes ago, other users can ... Read More

How to Check Uptime of iPhone or iPad to See When Last Booted

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 21:12
Uptime determines how long a computer or iOS device has been turned on for, or at least when the hardware was last booted or rebooted. On a unix machine or any Mac, you can check uptime with the uptime command or system System Information, but the iPhone and iPad has no such mechanism for seeing ... Read More

Check Out These Stunning 50 Megapixel iPhone Panorama Images Shot from a Plane

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 19:43
Imagine strapping an iPhone 7 to the bottom of an airplane, placing the camera into Panorama mode, and then flying around and capturing giant sweeping panorama images of the ground as you fly over it. The images would probably look pretty amazing, right? Well there’s no reason to imagine what they’d look like, because one ... Read More

MacOS 10.13.3 Beta 6 and iOS 11.2.5 Beta 7 Released for Testing

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 18:49
Apple has released macOS 10.13.3 High Sierra beta 7 to users enrolled in the MacOS beta testing programs, along with iOS 11.2.5 beta 7 for iPhone and iPad beta testers. No new features are expected in macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, suggesting the release will primarily focus on bug fixes and security enhancements, perhaps to further ... Read More

How to Make iPhone Automatically Answer Calls

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:58
iPhone has the capability to automatically answer inbound phone calls. Much as this sounds, with the auto-answer feature enabled, the iPhone will answer all phone calls automatically that come to the phone. Auto-Answer Calls is an excellent accessibility setting that has many obvious uses and a wide range of applications for nearly all sorts of ... Read More

How to Stop Apps Downloading on All iOS Devices Automatically

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:09
If you have more than one iOS device using the same Apple ID, let’s say an iPhone and an iPhone, you may have noticed that if you download an app on the iPhone, the same app will simultaneously download and appear on the iPad, and vice versa. This is due to an iOS feature called ... Read More

iOS 11.2.5 Beta 6 Released for Testing

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:53
Apple has released the sixth beta version of iOS 11.2.5 for users enrolled in the iOS beta testing program. iOS 11.2.5 beta 6 arrives just several days after beta 5 of the same iOS version was released, perhaps indicating the final public version will be due sooner than later. Users with iPhone and iPad devices ... Read More

How to Disable Website “Show Notification” Requests in Chrome

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:42
Do you enjoy being pestered with annoying “Show Notification” requests from the many websites you visit from Chrome? Maybe you do, or maybe you don’t. You’re likely familiar with the Chrome message that pops up intrusively on so may web pages, reading like “someURL .com wants to Show Notifications – Block / Allow”. Since these ... Read More

macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Beta 5 Released for Testing

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:53
Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Beta 5 to users enrolled in the Mac operating system beta testing program. The new beta build likely includes various bug fixes and enhancements to the High Sierra release, marching towards the inevitable final version. Users who are enrolled in the beta testing programs for MacOS can find ... Read More

How to Add AirDrop to Dock on Mac for Rapid Access

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:22
If you frequently use AirDrop on the Mac to send and receive files between Macs or to and from iOS devices, you may appreciate having ultra-fast access to AirDrop by having it readily available from the Dock of Mac OS. By using a little file system trick, you can gain direct access to AirDrop through ... Read More

New Apple Commercials Show Off iPhone X Portrait Lighting and iPad Pro

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 22:47
Apple is running a handful of new commercials, one for iPhone X, and two additional commercials for the iPad Pro. The new iPhone X ad focuses on the devices Portrait Lighting camera feature, which uses software to attempt to mimic various portrait lighting effects that you’d typically associate with studio lighting scenarios. The new iPad ... Read More

Enjoy a Beautiful Water Droplets Wallpaper

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 19:23
Looking for some nice subtle wallpaper to space up your device background? How about a spin on that classic good old water droplets default wallpaper from way back in iOS 4? Well that’s exactly what these reader-provided high resolution images of water droplets offer, and at a hefty high definition resolution it looks great as ... Read More

How to Enable “Type to Siri” on Mac

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:36
While Siri is perhaps best known as the voice assistant bundled on modern Macintosh computers and iOS devices, Siri can also be interacted with by typing out good old text commands. By enabling Type to Siri on the Mac, you can use Siri sort of like a text based virtual assistant, where typing out “set ... Read More

How to Write an .img to SD Card on Mac the Easy Way with Etcher

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 20:22
If you need to burn an .img image file to an SD card from a Mac, you may have discovered that there isn’t a particularly obvious way to do so with a default GUI app like Disk Utility. Not to worry though, an excellent free third party solution exists called Etcher, which makes burning image ... Read More

iOS 11.2.5 Beta 5 Released for Testing

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:14
Apple has released iOS 11.2.5 beta 5 to iPhone and iPad beta testers, just a few days after releasing beta 4 of the same system software version. The accelerated beta release pace could indicate that an important bug was discovered in the prior release and patched in the new version, or it could simply suggest ... Read More

How to Take Long Exposure Photos on iPhone & iPad with Live Photos

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 22:05
You’re probably aware of Live Photos by now, the interesting iPhone and iPad feature that transforms a regular image capture into a brief movie clip. But the latest versions of iOS support an assortment of exciting Live Photo effects, including an ability to easilyy create beautiful long exposure images. Long Exposure photography is typically left ... Read More

How to Get iMessage on Android with WeMessage

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 00:13
If you’re an Android user and you wish you had iMessage on your device, you’ll be happy to hear about there is a solution that effectively brings iMessage onto an Android device. It’s called WeMessage, and it’s a third party effort that uses an interesting workaround to gain iMessage on Android devices. But there is ... Read More

Beta 4 of iOS 11.2.5 and macOS 10.13.3 Available for Testing

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 19:19
Apple has released the fourth beta version of iOS 11.2.5, macOS 10.13.3 High Sierra, tvOS 11.2.5, and watchOS 4.2.2 for users enrolled in the beta testing programs. The new software updates appear to primarily focus on bug fixes, security enhancements, and minor feature adjustments, and are unlikely to include any major new features. iOS 11.2.5 ... Read More

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Supplemental Update & Safari 11.0.2 for El Capitan & Sierra Released

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 19:12
Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Supplemental Update, along with Safari 11.0.2 for Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and macOS Sierra 10.12.6. The software updates for Mac aim to help mitigate Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities and are therefore recommended for all eligible Mac users to install. The Mac security software updates come ... Read More

iOS 11.2.2 Security Update for iPhone and iPad Now Available

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 18:44
Apple has released iOS 11.2.2 for iPhone and iPad. The new software update provides a security improvement to presumably address the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities, and is therefore recommended for all iPad and iPhone users to install on their compatible devices. The simplest way to download and install iOS 11.2.2 is through the Software ... Read More

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