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How to Search Photos on iPhone and iPad

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 21:02
iOS Photos has an excellent search feature that allows users to search for identifiable objects, places, and attributes in your pictures. For example, you could search for “beach” or “rock” or “dog” and all images in Photos app that match those terms will show up in predefined sorted albums on the iPhone or iPad. The ... Read More

How to AirDrop from iPhone to Mac

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 20:02
AirDrop is the fastest and most convenient way to wirelessly send files from an iPhone or iPad to a Mac. While AirDropping from iOS to Mac OS is easy, how it works may not be particularly obvious to some users, and many people don’t know the feature exists at all. Learning to use AirDrop to ... Read More

Beta 4 of MacOS 10.12.4, iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2 Available for Testing

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 18:29
Apple has released new beta versions of their operating system suite, including MacOS 10.12.4 beta 4, iOS 10.3 beta 4, and watchOS 3.2 beta 4. Users enrolled in the beta testing programs can find the latest build available through the Software Update mechanism on their devices. In iOS, this is in the Settings app, and ... Read More

How to Show GPS Coordinates on iPhone

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 21:50
All iPhone models have a built-in GPS device which aids in navigation and allows for pin-point precision for location detection. While most users who interact with location and navigation features on their iPhone will be using the Maps applications, it can also be helpful to get exact GPS coordinates for latitude and longitude, perhaps for ... Read More

How to Quickly Add Widgets to iPhone with 3D Touch

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 17:53
You can easily add new widgets to the iOS Widget by using 3D Touch on the iPhone. This offers what might be the quickest way to add a widget to your iOS Widget panel. For the less familiar, the widget screen in iOS is accessible from the lock screen by swiping over (what used to ... Read More

How to Add Easy Stops for Gas, Food, Coffee to Maps Directions on iPhone

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 20:14
Have you ever been using Apple Maps for directions on a long car ride and wanted to know where you could easily stop for gas or for food along the route? The latest versions of Apple Maps for iPhone allow exactly that, offering a simple way to find gas stations, fast food, and coffee along ... Read More

Where Photos Files Are Stored on Mac

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 19:50
The Photos app in Mac OS aims to manage all images found within the application, including pictures copied from an iPhone or memory card into the Photos app and those imported into the app as well. But have you ever wondered where those actual Photos files are stored on a Mac? We’re going to show ... Read More

How to Use Screen Lock on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 20:03
Locking your Mac screen with password protection when you step away from the computer is always a good idea, but the newer MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models do not support the traditional lock screen keyboard shortcut. This doesn’t mean you can’t lock the screen quickly on a Touch Bar MacBook Pro however, and in ... Read More

Detect Webcam & Microphone Activity on Mac with Oversight

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 20:23
Though Mac users don’t usually have to worry excessively about “camfecting” malware and spyware, some security conscious users may find it nice to know if a process or application is attempting to access their computers web camera or microphone. With the help of a free third party security utility called Oversight, you can have your ... Read More

How to Get a Hardware Escape Key on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 19:24
The new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar model includes a Touch Bar screen in lieu of the standard hardware function keys and escape key. Removing the Escape key may not be a big deal to some Mac users, but for many pro users having no hardware escape key could be considered a major frustration or ... Read More

Beta 3 of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, tvOS 10.2 Released by Apple

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:42
Apple has released the third beta versions of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2. It’s likely that macOS 10.12.4 beta 3 will soon follow, as Apple typically releases beta updates of system software in groups. iOS 10.3 beta currently is working on a “Find My AirPods” feature, and MacOS 10.12.4 beta currently includes a ... Read More

How to Save Instagram Photos on iPhone with a Snap & Crop Trick

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 20:06
Have you found an Instagram picture you want to save to your iPhone? You have probably noticed that Instagram doesn’t offer a direct way to download photos, but if you want to save a picture for sharing, backing up, or setting as a wallpaper, there are a few ways to accomplish this in iOS. By ... Read More

How to Stop Auto-Play Sound on Facebook Videos on iPhone

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 22:31
Facebook has decided that Facebook users would enjoy having auto-play videos automatically play sound as they scroll through their feed. Of course not everyone likes to be auto-blasted with audio and sound from auto-play videos, so some Facebook users may wish to stop auto-playing sound with videos shown in their feed. Fortunately, in the mystery ... Read More

New iPad Pro Commercials Pitch Device as Computer Replacement

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 20:53
Apple has a new iPad Pro television advertising campaign that markets the iPad Pro as a computer replacement. In the commercials, the iPad Pro is pitched as being “better than a computer” or suggested that it’s more capable than a computer in various ways, including the ability to use Microsoft Word, use LTE to get ... Read More

How to Mute Sound in Embedded Videos in Messages

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 19:26
Want to mute a video that is blasting noise within an embedded Message? You can do that with a nice subtle trick. This works to silence embedded video sound in both the iOS and Mac Messages apps, both of which allow you to play embedded videos in Messages conversations without launching into a web browser. ... Read More

How to Close Other Tabs in Safari on Mac

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 21:26
If you’re a browser tab hoarder in Safari, you may find it helpful to close out of all other tabs while maintaining a specifically chosen active tab to be open. This offers a fast way for Mac Safari users to close out of tabs that are no longer needed, but without closing all other opened ... Read More

How to Recover a Lost QuickTime Recording on Mac

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 20:33
Have you ever been recording a video or audio with QuickTime Player on the Mac only to have the application crash before you were able to save or edit the movie file? If so, you likely assume the video or audio file that was being recorded or was saved is now missing, but that is ... Read More

The Best Video Players for Mac

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 19:00
Ever wondered what the best video player for Mac is? While there are droves of app options available to watch movies and video on Mac, rather than going on a wild video player fishing expedition we’ve helped to narrow down some of the best free video player choices for you. The best video player apps ... Read More

Fix Camera Freezing on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 19:02
Some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users have discovered their wonderful camera freezes on open and randomly does not work. When this happens it’s quite obvious; the user attempts to open the Camera either from the lock screen or the Camera app directly, and instead of having access to the camera, either a stuck ... Read More

Portrait Mode Emphasized in New iPhone 7 Plus Ads

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 03:32
Apple is airing new iPhone 7 Plus commercials showing off the devices Portrait mode camera capabilities. Both commercials are running now and have been embedded below for easy viewing. Dog / Soul Mate – iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode The first commercial is called “Soul Mate” and shows off portrait mode with a dog. The ... Read More