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Fix iOS 9.3 Activation Errors with New 13E237 Build for Older iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 18:43
Apple has released a new patched build of iOS 9.3 for users impacted by the Activation Error bug and presumably some of the other problems impacting some iOS 9.3 devices. The version remains as iOS 9.3 but includes a new build number, arriving as 13E237, and is available for older devices, including iPad 2, iPad ... Read More

Write Like a Politician with Simple Language Editor for Mac

Sun, 03/27/2016 - 21:08
Have you ever noticed that most politicians speak in remarkably simplified plain language? This is intentional, with most communicating far below their educational achievements and speaking somewhere between a fourth grade level to a fifth grade level, and rarely a bit higher. The idea is to make concepts simple, with the message easy to understand, ... Read More

Resolving Problems with OS X 10.11.4

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 21:35
While most Mac users have been able to update to OS X 10.11.4 without an issue, some users are experiencing a few particularly frustrating issues with the update. The most common issues are; Mac apps are unable to launch and the apps report they are damaged, Mac application icons show as generic and are unable ... Read More

Troubleshooting iOS 9.3 Update Problems

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 19:59
An array of problems have appeared for some users updating various iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch models to iOS 9.3, so much so that Apple has actually pulled the iOS 9.3 update for most older model hardware. This means that many devices will simply have to wait for a newer fixed version if they haven’t ... Read More

Why iPhone Battery is Yellow, What the Yellow Icon Means, & How to Fix it

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 22:42
Have you ever wondered why the battery icon on iPhone is yellow sometimes? Wonder no more, because the yellow battery icon means the iPhone is in Low Power Mode. We’ll explain a little bit about this and how it works, and how to fix it if you want your green battery back. What the Yellow ... Read More

How to Password Protect Notes on Mac OS X

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 19:13
The Notes app is an excellent place to store clips of useful information, and now that you can password protect notes within the Mac app, you can securely keep more personal information within the Notes app of Mac OS X as well. This is a great feature available to new versions of the Notes app, ... Read More

Apple TV 4 Jailbreak Possible with Pangu

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 23:05
A jailbreak for Apple TV 4 has been released by the Pangu group. The jailbreak applies to the 4th generation Apple TV running tvOS 9.0 or 9.0.1, and will not work on the newly released tvOS 9.2 version. Jailbreaking allows for unauthorized software modifications and installations to be performed on a device, and is generally ... Read More

How to View Live Photos in Messages for Mac

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 19:06
Live Photos are basically a still photo that comes to life as a short video, they’re a neat feature that can be captured by newer model iPhone cameras, and now the Messages app on the Mac can view these little moments if they’re sent your way. To have access to Live Photos in Messages for ... Read More

How to Downgrade iOS 9.3 Back to iOS 9.2.1

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 23:31
While iOS 9.3 has several new features and is a notable improvement over prior iOS 9.x releases, some users may wish to downgrade iOS 9.3 back to iOS 9.2.1 for whatever reason. Downgrading to the prior release is possible for a limited time, so if you have any interest in doing this you’ll want to ... Read More

How to Use a Combo Update to Install Mac OS X Updates

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 17:55
Most Mac users update their system software through the Mac App Store, which is quick, easy, and efficient. There is absolutely nothing wrong with updating Mac OS X through the App Store, and that approach is best suited for the majority of users, but many advanced Mac users and systems administrators rely on what are ... Read More

OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan Update Available to Download

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 19:14
Apple has released OS X 10.11.4 for Mac users running El Capitan. The new version supports Live Photos in Messages app, password protected Notes, and includes compatibility support for iOS devices running iOS 9.3. Additionally, multiple bug fixes, security improvements, and overall improvements are included in OS X 10.11.4, making it a recommended update for ... Read More

iOS 9.3 Update Available to Download [IPSW Direct Links]

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 19:05
Apple has released the final version of iOS 9.3 today for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. iOS 9.3 includes several new features, including password protected Notes app, a night time color adjustment mode called Night Shift, multi-user support for iPad in education environments, and a variety of other minor changes. Multiple bug ... Read More

WatchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 Updates Available to Download

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 19:01
Apple has released watchOS 2.2 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 9.2 for Apple TV. The new software updates include a variety of feature improvements and bug fixes and are recommended to users of Apple Watch and Apple TV to install on their respective hardware. WatchOS 2.2 WatchOS 2.2 includes some minor new features and updates ... Read More

Apple Releases 4″ iPhone SE and 9.7″ iPad Pro

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 18:27
As expected, Apple has released a new 4″ iPhone SE and 9.7″ iPad Pro today at their March 21 event. The devices offer hardware improvements compared to prior models available at the same screen size, and should be compelling offerings to individuals seeking a 4″ iPhone or 9.7″ iPad. Additionally, Apple has unveiled a few ... Read More

Where Photo Booth Image Files are Located in Mac OS X

Sun, 03/20/2016 - 20:26
Photo Booth is the fun picture taking app in Mac OS X that takes selfies with the built-in FaceTime camera, some people use it for diaries or a mirror, and there are many goofy effects that can be applied to the images which turns Photo Booth into a fun house app of sorts. While users ... Read More

Fix Slow Time Machine Backups on a Mac

Sat, 03/19/2016 - 20:17
The amount of time it takes to complete a Time Machine backup depends on a variety of things, like the amount of data being backed up, the destination drive speed, the speed of the internet connection if the backup is going to a Time Capsule, whether it’s the initial backup or a delta backup of ... Read More

How to Access Secret Advanced Settings on Apple TV tvOS

Sat, 03/19/2016 - 19:42
The Apple TV has a Settings app complete with a myriad of options that are more than sufficient for most users to customize and tinker with their device, but did you know there is a hidden Advanced Settings section in tvOS as well? This is a little known feature that seems to contain options that ... Read More

How to Fix “Account Limit Reached: Device No Longer Eligible for Creating Apple ID / iCloud” Error Messages

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 19:09
Most iPhone and iPad users will use the same Apple ID and iCloud account repeatedly on the same device and across other devices, as they should, since that is how they are designed to work. Nonetheless sometimes you may buy an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on the used market and discover that someone has ... Read More

How to Clear Instagram Search History

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 23:04
As Instagram continues to grow with pictures of just about anything imaginable, you may find yourself browsing and searching for photos of, well, anything. Instagram keeps track of the searches you make in the app, and when you return to the search tab and search field, you’ll find your prior search history is visible. That’s ... Read More

How to Delete All Emails from Mail in Mac OS X

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 19:37
If you use the Mail app on a Mac, it’s fairly likely that you regularly delete emails that you determine to be unnecessary, junk, or that simply aren’t needed. Typically this is a selective process where particular email messages are removed as needed, but in some situations you may want to go all out and ... Read More