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iOS 10.2.1 Update Released for iPhone, iPad [IPSW Download Links]

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 19:59
Apple has released iOS 10.2.1 for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The update includes multiple bug fixes and security enhancements and is therefore recommended that users install the system software update. Separately, Apple also released software updates to MacOS 10.12.3, tvOS 10.1.1, and watchOS 3.1.3. Be sure to backup your iPhone, iPad, ... Read More

MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 Update Released

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 19:48
Apple has released MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 update for all Mac users running the Sierra operating system. The system software update is said to improve stability and security on the mac and is therefore recommended for all users to install on their compatible hardware. Separately, Apple has also released software updates to iOS 10.2.1, tvOS 10.1.1,and ... Read More

How to Enter & Exit Apple Watch Power Reserve Mode

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 22:25
Though Apple Watch battery lasts a reasonably long amount of time, having a powered off or dead battery Apple Watch on the wrist is not particularly useful. One helpful tip when you approach the lower bounds of battery remaining is to switch into Power Reserve Mode on Apple Watch. Power Reserve Mode turns the Apple ... Read More

Where Do AirDrop Files Go? Locating AirDrop Files on Mac and iOS

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 15:53
AirDrop is the excellent wireless file transfer feature available to Mac, iPhone, and iPad, and with it you can easily and quickly transfer pictures, movies, documents, and whatever else between any iOS or Mac OS device. Being on the receiving end of AirDrop, have you ever wondered where AirDrop files go on a Mac or ... Read More

How to Disable Boot on Lid Open on MacBook Pro (Late 2016 Models)

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 21:42
The newest MacBook Pro models default to automatically powering on when the laptops lid is opened, or when the Mac is connected to power. This may be desirable to some users, but not everyone may be pleased with an automatically booting MacBook just when the display lid is lifted open. With a visit to the ... Read More

How to Export & Import All MySQL Databases

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 20:04
Many developers and pro users rely on MySQL for their database needs. We’ll walk through how to export or dump all databases from MySQL, dump a single database, and also show how to import all of those databases from a database.sql file back into MySQL. While there are GUI based tools to interact with MySQL, ... Read More

How to Highlight in Pages for Mac

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:18
Frequent Pages users may find it helpful to know how to highlight selections, words, sentences, and paragraphs of documents opened within the app. Highlighting is particularly useful for students, writers, editors, educators, and office workers, but it’s valuable to nearly anyone who spends a fair amount of time in the word processing application on a ... Read More

Get Info on Anything from Spotlight in Mac OS

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 20:04
You can quickly access “Get Info” for any file or application from within Spotlight search results in Mac OS and Mac OS X. Getting file info from Spotlight requires a set of two simple keystrokes, first to get into Spotlight, then the next is to Get Info on the item in question. Let’s run through ... Read More

How to Share Calendars from iPhone, iPad

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 18:24
Sharing Calendars offers an easy way for family members, coworkers, or partners to see what’s on each others schedule. The shared calendars will even update automatically as events are added or changed, thanks to the calendar syncing through iCloud. We’ll show you how to easily share an entire calendar from iOS with any other iPhone, ... Read More

How to Enable Read Receipts Per Contact in Messages for iOS

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 20:09
Read Receipts offer a way for a message sender to know you have viewed their message, and vice versa. This can be a nice messaging feature in iOS, but it has obvious privacy implications and can become problematic in other situations. Fortunately the latest versions of iOS offer more granular controls and allow you to ... Read More

New AirPods Commercials Airing on TV

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 23:09
Apple has released a series of TV commercials for AirPods, their new wireless headphones. The set of AirPods advertisements are set in black and white, and several follow a guy wearing AirPods as he dances around the street defying physics, while another uses the physical AirPods units as music notes as they play across the ... Read More

A Better Way to Access the Camera from iPhone Lock Screen in iOS 10

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 19:34
Ever since Apple redesigned the iOS lock screen to remove swipe-to-unlock and require users to press the Home button instead, some iPhone users have discovered that accessing the Camera from the lock screen might be a challenge. The potentially difficult scenario is this; if you press the Home button to show the locked display which ... Read More

How to Change the Chrome Download Location

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 20:00
When you download any file in Chrome that file defaults to saving into the downloads folder, which resides int he users home directory. It’s generally recommended to preserve the default setting to save Chrome downloads into the user Downloads folder, but some individuals may wish to change where Chrome saves files to. You can adjust ... Read More

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows 10 PC

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 20:38
If you have an iPhone and Windows 10 PC, you probably would like to know how to transfer photos from the iPhone to the computer. With Windows 10, there are several ways to quickly copy files to the PC, and we’ll show you two of the best approaches using the Windows 10 Photos app to ... Read More

Beta 4 of iOS 10.2.1 and MacOS Sierra 10.2.3 Released for Testing

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 03:49
Apple has released the fourth beta versions of iOS 10.2.1 and macOS Sierra 10.2.3 to users participating in the beta testing programs. The updated beta builds can be downloaded now from the software update mechanism of iOS or Mac OS for any device or hardware enrolled in the developer beta or public beta testing programs. ... Read More

How to Kill a Process by Name Instead of PID via Command Line

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:41
Command line users rely on the ‘kill’ command to terminate a process as defined by the appropriate process identifier (PID). While there’s nothing wrong with targeting processes by their PID, another approach which is often easier is to target a process by name, rather than its unique identifier. There are a few ways to kill ... Read More

Use Tabs in Maps for Mac

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 23:02
Tabs offer an excellent way to manage multiple windows without overly cluttering the screen of a Mac, a feature which is particularly valuable for smaller screen displays. Like many other apps in new Mac OS releases, the Apple Maps app for Mac now includes the ability to have multiple tabs of maps open concurrently, either ... Read More

How to Manually Refresh Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 18:26
The Touch Bar on MacBook Pro changes dynamically depending on what application is open and what action is going on within Mac OS. Or at least, that’s what’s supposed to happen. Rarely, the Touch Bar stops working, will get stuck and become unresponsive, maybe even display an erroneous button, or show a blank button that ... Read More

How to Save Photos from Messages on iPhone and iPad

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 19:29
Many iPhone users send and receive pictures in Messages app for iOS, but have you ever wanted to save a photo from Messages app to your iPhone or iPad? Maybe it’s a picture you received from someone else that you want to save locally, or perhaps it’s a photo you took with the camera directly ... Read More

Watch Steve Jobs Introduce the Original iPhone in 2007

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 19:23
Ten years ago today, on January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs introduced iPhone to the world. In a highly anticipated keynote presentation, Jobs famously announced what seemed like three different products: a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet communications device… of course this was soon to be revealed as ... Read More

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