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Don’t Try This At Home: Destroy an iPhone by Changing the Date

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 19:05
Every once in a while an awful bug is discovered that can crash an iPhone, render it nearly useless, or rarely, worse. The worst scenario applies here, because it turns out you can completely destroy an iPhone and make it inoperable by simply changing the devices date to a specific time and date far in ... Read More

How to See Long Term Stock Performance Charts in iPhone Stocks App (5 Year & 10 Year)

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 23:33
The Stocks app on iPhone makes it easy to keep an eye on the markets and portfolio holdings, and you can quickly see what performance is on a given day with just a quick glance. Once you select an individual ticker symbol or market index, you’re able to drill down further, with Stocks app offering ... Read More

How to Delete a Picture or Video from Messages on iPhone & iPad

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 20:18
Want to delete a photo from a message on iPhone or iPad, but without removing an entire message conversation in iOS? With the trick we will show you, you can selectively delete a single picture or video from the Messages app in iOS, without interfering with the rest of the conversation or with the other ... Read More

How to Turn Off Video Autoplay on Twitter for Mac OS X

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:15
The newest versions of Twitter for Mac and iOS default to automatically playing videos and gifs that are found within a feed. This can lead to the Twitter app becoming a stream of continuous noise and nuisance, or worse, as any video (uncensored or not) starts playing itself without user input. Whether you think this ... Read More

How to Reinstall OS X on a Mac

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 19:52
Though we’d all rather everything works as intended with our Macs, occasionally something goes really haywire and OS X becomes either royally messed up or unusable. In these circumstances, sometimes the only solution to get things working again is to reinstall OS X system software (or, if you have a recent safe backup made, restoring ... Read More

How to Add RSS Feeds & Sites to Apple News in iOS

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 22:12
The News app is bundled in modern versions of iOS, accessible from the home screen as a standard app icon and from the Siri Suggestions screen in Spotlight under the News section on an iPhone or iPad. While News app includes a handful of curated Apple-approved sites, users can customize the app on their own ... Read More

OS X 10.11.4 Beta 3, iOS 9.3 Beta 3, WatchOS 2.2b3, tvOS 9.2b3 Released for Testing

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 20:00
Apple has released an array of new beta operating system builds, including the third beta versions of OS X 10.11.4 beta, iOS 9.3 beta, WatchOS 2.2 beta, and tvOS 9.2 beta 3. Each release includes bug fixes and feature enhancements for their respective hardware, along with a few new features. Users who are participating in ... Read More

How to Reduce Transparency on Apple Watch

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 21:02
The Apple Watch user interface uses transparency in the Glances screens and elsewhere to add a subtle layering effect to the appearance of things on display. This is mostly an eye-candy effect, and while it’s quite subtle some users may wish to turn transparency effects off in WatchOS. By disabling transparency on Apple Watch, it ... Read More

The Mac “Startup Disk Almost Full” Message and How to Fix It

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 20:31
Many Mac users will inevitably see the “Your startup disk almost full” error message show up in OS X, with a vague note to delete some files in order to make more space available on the Mac. While you can disregard the message for a little while, it will usually come back again shortly, and ... Read More

How to Read a Message Without Sending Read Receipt on iPhone with 3D Touch

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:55
The iOS Messages app defaults to sending what is called a “read receipt” when an iMessage is opened and read within the application. That Read Receipt feature can be helpful for some conversations but it’s not always desired for every message, and though disabling Read Receipts for Messages in iOS is certainly one option that ... Read More

How to Switch Multiple Instagram Profiles & Accounts on iPhone Easily

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 21:20
Many Instagram users have multiple IG accounts, perhaps a public facing Instagram profile (often referred to as ‘finstagram’, short for “fake instagram”), a more private Instagram profile (the “rinsta” for ‘real instagram’), a profile for their cat, dog, or turtle, and maybe even a business or work account they use and manage (why yes of ... Read More

How to Turn Off Contacts Found in Mail from Mac OS X

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 20:43
Modern versions of Mail app for Mac OS X and iOS default to scanning through email content to suggest contacts and fill in additional information about existing contacts. While this can offer a convenient way of easily filling in and uncovering contact information exchanged through emails, it can also frequently be inaccurate, leading to erroneous ... Read More

How to Make an HTML Signature for Mail in Mac OS X

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 20:41
Many users like to set a signature to be automatically included in their outbound emails, and for those who like to have a stylized and somewhat interactive email signature, they’ll want to create what’s called an HTML signature. An HTML signature allows for different text styling like bolds, italics, font sizes, and, perhaps most relevant ... Read More

How to Disable Contacts Found in Mail in iOS

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 18:29
The latest versions of iOS support a feature which scans a users mailboxes for contacts and contact information. While this feature can be really helpful in potentially identifying callers and contacts, it can also lead to erroneous information being filled in to your address book contact cards, erroneous assumptions about callers, and even improper suggestions ... Read More

AirDrop Not Showing Up in iOS Control Center? This is the Easy Fix

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 23:44
AirDrop is a great file sharing protocol for iOS and OS X that allows users to quickly and easily send files, photos, contacts, and other data back and forth between iPhones, iPads, iPod touch, and Mac OS X. But sometimes AirDrop doesn’t show up at all in iOS, which obviously prevents the feature from working ... Read More

How to Rotate Videos in Mac OS X

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 19:08
Have you ever had a video that was recorded vertically or sideways, and you wish it was orientated either horizontally or otherwise rotated? This is often the case with videos recorded on iPhone or Android phones shot with the notorious Vertical Video Syndrome, but the technique we’ll demonstrate works to flip or rotate any movie, ... Read More

iPhone Battery Percentage Stuck Not Updating on 6s or 6s Plus? Here’s a Fix

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:10
Some iPhone users have discovered their devices battery life percentage indicator within the status bar is stuck and not updating, only to then have the percent jump way down, sometimes to the point where the iPhone is about to run out of battery. This seems to primarily impact the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, ... Read More

Enable Do Not Disturb on Apple Watch Quickly

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:26
A large part of the utility with Apple Watch is receiving notifications and alerts which can be quickly sorted through, addressed, or dismissed right on your wrist. While you can quickly clear out the notifications, sometimes you just want peace and quiet instead, and the best way to stop the Apple Watch from tapping your ... Read More

How to Disable Shake To Undo on iPhone & iPod Touch

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 21:26
The iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch uses a physical Shake to Undo and Shake to Redo feature to serve as the equivalent of “undo” and “redo” keys, since unlike the iPad, the iPhone and iPod touch lack screen buttons for those functions. And if you’re unfamiliar, yes literally shaking the phone will attempt to undo ... Read More

How to Use Slide Over Multitasking on iPad

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 19:29
iOS for iPad has dramatically improved multitasking with Spit View dual-pane apps and its counterpart, Slide Over. The Slide Over feature lets you quickly reference, use, and access secondary apps on the iPad without having to enter into full fledged split screen app mode, and without having to switch apps. This feature is great for ... Read More