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Beta 5 of iOS 11 & macOS High Sierra Available

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 19:15
Apple has released the fifth developer beta versions of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra 10.13, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4 to users who are participating in the developer beta testing program. The public beta builds typically arrive shortly after a developer release. The latest builds include a variety of bug fixes and minor adjustments to ... Read More

Broken iPhone Screen? Here’s How to Repair & Get it Fixed

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 22:01
Have you broken your iPhone screen before? It’s not a particularly pleasant experience. I recently dropped my $950 iPhone 7 Plus onto a dirt trail from about three feet up and the screen completely shattered, to the point where glass shards were sticking out. Uh oh, a broken iPhone screen! Now what!? If you break ... Read More

How to Remove Twitter Caches from iPhone and iPad

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 21:47
Twitter for iPhone and iPad has manual cache clearing features built into the app, offering a way to forcibly dump excessive caches and data stored within the application in iOS, thereby freeing up some storage. This is particularly nice because iOS does not offer a way to manually clear caches from an iPhone or iPad, ... Read More

How to Get Weather Info for Locations from Maps on iPhone

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 21:10
Did you know you can get the weather in the Maps app of iOS? Obviously the Weather app on iPhone will tell you the temperature and forecast of locations, and with a little exploration you can also view detailed weather info too. That’s great, but it’s in the Weather app. What if you’re driving or ... Read More

iPhone Voicemail Won’t Play? Here’s How to Fix That

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 20:57
The iPhone Visual Voicemail feature gathers voicemails as audio files on the iphone, found within the Voicemail tab of the Phone app. When you want to play a voicemail, you simply tap on one of the voicemail messages in Phone app and it should play the voicemail audio as expected. Should is the operative word ... Read More

How to Print a Web Page Without Ads from Mac OS

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 20:50
If you ever print articles from the web, you may be interested in learning how to print a stripped down and more simplified version of articles so that only the article content is printed. This is made easy on a Mac with Safari, where by using a little trick you can print out a webpage ... Read More

How to Tell if Mac is Using 802.11ac, 802.11n or Other Wi-Fi Protocol

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 20:15
Most users connect a Mac to a wi-fi network and don’t think too much about which 802.11 wi-fi band protocol is in use, but many advanced users and network administrators do want to know which 802.11 wireless standard is in use. Typically someone would want to know which wi-fi PHY standard is in use to ... Read More

How to Share Pictures from Photos on Mac

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 19:26
Do you have a great picture on your Mac within Photos app that you want to share? Photos for Mac makes sharing pictures, videos, and other images very easy, and you share a picture from the Mac directly to another user through messages, email, iCloud, social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr, or locally to ... Read More

How to Stop Auto-Playing Music in Car Bluetooth from iPhone

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 19:12
Many newer cars have Bluetooth stereo systems that sync wirelessly with an iPhone. One common and prominent feature of this experience is that music will automatically start playing from the iPhone through the Bluetooth speakers when you get into the car, sometimes autoplaying from a local music library or sometimes from a streamed music service. ... Read More

How to Watch Netflix Offline on iPhone and iPad by Downloading Shows & Movies

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 20:15
Netflix is the increasingly popular video streaming service with a great collection of original shows and movies. But you no longer need to stream every episode or video you wish to watch, as Netflix offers an ability to download any Netflix video to be able to watch it offline directly on an iPhone, iPad, Android, ... Read More

How to Search in Notes on iPhone and iPad

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 21:56
Are you looking for a specific note on the Notes app of your iPhone or iPad, but you can’t quite remember which note it was or where to find it? Maybe you have a bunch of notes and you want to quickly get to one about a particular topic? No problem, you can search through ... Read More

How to Find What System Software Version is in a MacOS Installer

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 20:46
If you have ever downloaded an installer for Mac OS from the Mac App Store, you may have wondered which exact system software version of Mac OS the installer corresponds to. While the installers file name will reveal the major system software release (for example, “Install macOS High Sierra” or “Install OS X El Capitan”) ... Read More

How to Hide Menu Bar Icons on Mac with Vanilla

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 20:40
If your Mac menu bar is looking increasingly cluttered with various menu bar icons, you may be interested in a nice little free utility called Vanilla. Vanilla allows you to hide Mac menu bar icons by placing them into a collapsible and expandable shelf of sorts contained within the menu bar. Vanilla offers a nice ... Read More

Public Beta 3 of macOS High Sierra and iOS 11 Available Now

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 20:13
Apple has released the third public beta builds of macOS High Sierra 10.13, iOS 11, and tvOS 11. This comes a day after the developer builds of iOS 11 beta 4 and macOS High Sierra beta 4 were released to testers in the developer preview program. Users currently enrolled in the public beta program can ... Read More

How to Remove Siri from Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 00:34
Some Mac users may find the Siri button on Touch Bar to be less than useful, and some may accidentally hit the Siri button and inadvertently trigger Siri when trying to hit another key on the MacBook Pro Touch Bar keyboard. If you don’t want Siri so readily available on your Pro Mac for whatever ... Read More

Download iOS 11 Beta 4 & macOS High Sierra Beta 4 Now

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:16
Apple has released the fourth beta version of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra 10.13, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4 to users enrolled in the developer beta testing programs. The latest beta builds continue to refine and improve the various Apple operating systems that remain under active development. As usual, the easiest way to download the ... Read More

How to Get iMessage Access on PC in Windows or Linux

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 21:37
iMessage is the wonderful messaging platform for iPhone, iPad, and Mac users that allows for free and easy messaging between other iMessage users. One common question regarding iMessage is if there is a way to run iMessage on a Windows PC or in Linux. The answer is a big complicated, but in short, yes you ... Read More

How to Search for a Reminder on iPhone and iPad

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 20:06
If you’re frequently adding Reminders to your iPhone or iPad through Siri or to return phone calls, you may quickly arrive at having dozens if not hundreds of reminders stored in the iOS app. Rather than wade through them all one by one, the Reminders app has a nice feature that allows you to search ... Read More

How to Draw on Photos on a Mac

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 22:21
The Mac Photos app has a set of simple drawing tools called Markup which can be used to draw, doodle, sketch, and otherwise markup or write on any picture. Markup in Photos can offer a fun way to scribble on an image, put a remark on a picture, add a blurb, or just to draw ... Read More

How to Remove Location from Photos on Mac

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 21:20
Many pictures taken with an iPhone, Android phone, or digital camera include location data with the picture, which gives anyone who has the image file the ability to see exactly where the photo was taken. Additionally, the Photos app for Mac allows users to add a location to any picture as well. If you don’t ... Read More