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iOS 11 Release Date Set for Fall

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 19:39
Apple has announced iOS 11, the next major operating system for iPhone and iPad. The new system software update includes a wide variety of refinements and various new features. There’s no wildly new adjustments or changes, making iOS 11 largely familiar to users of prior iOS versions. iOS 11 Features There are many new minor ... Read More

MacOS 10.13 High Sierra Announced, Release Date Set for Fall

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 19:05
Apple has announced the next Mac OS system software release, which will be named macOS High Sierra and versioned as 10.13. The upcoming Mac system software version includes various new features and updates to the Mac operating system, including an all new file system, enhancements to Safari, Photos, and Mail app, and include various under ... Read More

How to Check If iPhone You’re Buying is Stolen or Not

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 18:50
Do not buy used iPhone or phone without doing this first! For anyone shopping for a used iPhone or Android phone, your top priority should be to check to find out if the iPhone or phone has been stolen or reported as lost. The reason is simple; a stolen iPhone or phone that has been ... Read More

How to Exit the MAN Command and Quit Man Pages Properly

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 21:12
The “man” command is short for manual, and with it you can summon detailed manual page and information on nearly any other command or command line utility that is available, including using an extensive man document search to find related manual pages. While man pages are frequently used and referenced, many users don’t know how ... Read More

Show the Original Item from an Alias in Mac OS

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 20:47
Using Mac aliases as a shortcut for launching apps, files, and folders is a great trick for Mac users, particularly when you’re using a series of aliases for otherwise deeply buried items in the Finder file system. But what if you made an alias of something and you now want to access the original item ... Read More

How to Add a Word or Spelling to Spellcheck on Mac

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 20:27
Did you know you can easily add new words to spellcheck in Mac OS? By adding a new word, the spellcheck engine in Mac OS will stop flagging that word as a typo or spelling error, which is often shown as a red underline under the word. This is helpful for new words not actively ... Read More

7 of the Biggest Mac Annoyances & How to Fix Them

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 21:35
The Mac is a fantastic platform that is intuitive, user friendly, easy to use, powerful, and comparatively free of problems and nuisances. But that’s not to say that Mac OS doesn’t have some frustrating aspects or features too. This post aims to address some of the bigger annoyances that may be encountered on a Mac, ... Read More

Beta 2 of iOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6, tvOS 10.2.2, watchOS 3.2.3 Released

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 20:08
Apple has released the second beta versions of iOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6, tvOS 10.2.2 , and watchOS 3.2.3 to users participating in the Apple system software testing programs. iOS 10.3.3 beta 2, macOS Sierra 10.12.6 beta 2, tvOS 10.2.2 beta 2, and watchOS 3.2.3 beta 2 all appear to be primarily bug fix releases. No ... Read More

How to Convert Firmware Zip to IPSW Easily

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 22:23
iOS firmware files should always arrive in IPSW file format so that they can be identified and used properly. Sometimes, users may download an IPSW firmware file for iPhone or iPad and it arrives as .zip file instead of .ipsw as expected, this usually happens on Windows computers but it can happen on a Mac ... Read More

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