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How to Search Safari Tabs in iOS 10

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 20:18
One of the great new Safari features in iOS 10 is the ability to search through your browser tabs using a keyword. For those of us who basically live in a web browser with a billion tabs open, this is incredibly useful, as it makes retrieving and narrowing down Safari tabs significantly faster on an ... Read More

How to Hide Siri Menu Icon in macOS

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 20:06
Want to hide the Siri menu icon but still have Siri enabled on the Mac? This approach offers a way to reduce menubar clutter on a Mac, while still retaining the Siri assistant functionality and each of its useful commands. With the Siri menu bar icon hidden, you can still access Siri on the Mac ... Read More

How to Merge Faces in iOS Photos & Improve Facial Recognition

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 20:49
One of the many new features in iOS 10 is facial recognition software, which automatically scans every photo on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, determines what is a person, who has a unique face, and then automatically sorts those pictures into a “People” photos album for each unique face. The face recognition aspect of ... Read More

Use Siri on the Mac! A List of Mac Siri Commands

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 22:59
Now that macOS Sierra has Siri built directly into the Mac operating system, you’re probably wondering what exactly you can do with the handy virtual assistant on your computer. It turns out that Siri has many abilities unique to the Mac, which you can’t perform on an iPhone or iPad with the virtual assistant. Of ... Read More

How to Disable Raise to Wake on iPhone

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 20:16
Newer iPhone models include a feature called Raise to Wake which is enabled by default, and much as it sounds, it wakes the display as the iPhone is physically raised, whether from a surface or out of a pocket. It’s a nice feature that completely removes the need to press any buttons to wake the ... Read More

How to Allow Apps from Anywhere in macOS Sierra Gatekeeper

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 22:11
Gatekeeper in macOS Sierra is now stricter than ever, defaulting to only allow options for apps downloaded from either the App Store or the App Store and identified developers. Advanced Mac users may wish to allow a third option, which is the ability to open and allow apps downloaded from anywhere in macOS Sierra. To ... Read More

iOS 10: How to Delete All Mail?

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 20:45
If you have updated to iOS 10 you may have noticed that the Mail app “Trash All” option is missing on the iPhone and iPad. This is unfortunate because the ability to delete all email in iOS is easily one of the more useful features to managing a busy email inbox. The lack of a ... Read More

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 2 Released

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 19:10
Apple has released the second beta version of macOS Sierra 10.12.1. The new beta build arrives as 16B2333a and is available now to users participating in the beta testing programs. Users enrolled in either the developer beta or public beta programs can download macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 2 right now via the Software Update mechanism ... Read More

How to Clean Install macOS Sierra

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 20:12
Some advanced Mac users may like to perform a clean install of macOS Sierra, which is essentially the process of erasing a hard drive and then starting fresh with a new clean installation of macOS Sierra 10.12. After the clean install is complete, a separate backup of any necessary files is manually transferred back over ... Read More

How to Take Screen Shots in iOS 10

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 18:57
Have you noticed taking a screenshot is harder in iOS 10 and with iPhone 7? Maybe you tried to take a screen shot in iOS 10 only to discover that you either locked the device, sent it to the Home Screen, or summoned Siri instead? This is a fairly common occurrence when taking a screenshot ... Read More

How to Disable Widgets at Lock Screen in iOS 10

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 20:28
With iOS 10 came the removal of Slide to Unlock, which now if the slide right gesture is repeated sends you to the Today view Widgets screen complete with weather, calendar events, tabloids and news, Siri app suggestions, stocks, maps, and whatever optional widgets you have enabled on the iPhone or iPad. This Widget screen ... Read More

Troubleshooting macOS Sierra Problems

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 22:28
For most users, installing macOS Sierra has gone without a hitch and they’re left with a trouble-free Mac that works great with the latest macOS system software release. But, not everything goes smoothly for everyone, and sometimes updating to macOS Sierra can lead to a variety of problems. We’re compiling a list of common problems ... Read More

How to Create a Bootable macOS Sierra Installer

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 20:21
Some Mac users like creating a bootable USB install drive for macOS Sierra, which offers for a way to easily update multiple machines, perform clean installs, and to have just as a backup Mac OS Sierra installer should the need arise. This walkthrough will demonstrate the exact steps necessary to create a boot installer drive ... Read More

iOS 10.0.2 Update Released with Bug Fixes for iPhone & iPad

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 17:33
Apple has released iOS 10.0.2 (build 14A456), the small update includes multiple bug fixes for iOS 10 on any compatible iPhone or iPad. The three primary bugs addressed with iOS 10.0.2 include a fix for headphone audio controls randomly not working, a bug with Photos app and iCloud Photo Library, and a fix for an ... Read More

How to Restart iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 02:41
If you are an iPhone 7 owner, you may be wondering how to restart an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus given that it does not have a clickable Home button. It turns out that iPhone 7 models do not need the pushable Home button to forcibly restart the device, because they instead rely on ... Read More

Fix Wi-Fi Problems in macOS Sierra

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 20:18
Some Mac users are reporting wi-fi difficulties after updating to macOS Sierra 10.12. The most common wireless networking problems seem to be either randomly dropping wi-fi connections after updating to macOS Sierra, or an unusually slow or delayed wi-fi experience after updating a Mac to Sierra 10.12. We’ll walk through some some-tested troubleshooting steps to ... Read More

7 of the Best macOS Sierra Features That You’ll Actually Use

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 20:05
macOS Sierra has many new features and enhancements, some of which are significant and others that are more minor yet still nice to have. We’ve picked a handful of features new to macOS Sierra that you’re sure to enjoy and actually use, read on and check them out. Obviously you’ll need to have installed macOS ... Read More

Beta 1 of iOS 10.1, macOS Sierra 10.12.1, watchOS 3.1, tvOS 10.01 Released

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 18:23
Apple has released the first beta versions of iOS 10.1 (build 14B55c), macOS Sierra 10.12.1 (build 16B2327e), watchOS 3.1, and tvOS 10.0.1. These beta builds will likely focus on bug fixes, feature refinements, and improvements to issues found with the just released iOS 10, macOS Sierra 10.12, WatchOS 3.0, and tvOS 10.0 versions of system ... Read More

How to Prepare for & Install macOS Sierra

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 20:16
With MacOS Sierra now available, Mac users can now get Siri on their computers, have improved iCloud integration, unlock their Macs with an Apple Watch, use Apple Pay on the web, and much more. Before you go diving right into updating to macOS 10.12 though, you should take a few precautionary steps to prepare for ... Read More

macOS Sierra Download Released, Get it Now

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 18:23
Apple has released macOS Sierra, the latest major update to the Mac operating system. Versioned as Mac OS 10.12, the new Macintosh system software release includes a variety of new features, enhancements, and improvements to the Mac. Some of the major new features of macOS Sierra include having Siri on the desktop, an ability to ... Read More