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Stage a Fiasco with a Prank Kernel Panic Screen Saver for Mac OS X

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:18
Little is dreaded more in the Mac world than the kernel panic, the Mac OS X equivalent of the Windows Blue Screen of Death of yesteryear. While modern versions of Mac OS X don’t display the kernel panic screen like they used to, that doesn’t mean you still can’t have some mischievous fun with a ... Read More

How to Add an Image to Email Signature in Mail for Mac

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 21:54
Custom email signatures are commonplace, whether they include simple contact details or a complete HTML signature on Mac Mail. A frequent further customization to email signatures is to include an image or logo, which is what we will show you how to create in the Mac Mail app for Mac OS X. This method works ... Read More

iPhone Contacts Disappeared? How to Fix Missing Phone Contacts in iOS

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 19:48
A strange bug that continues to persist in iOS for iPhone mysteriously causes all phone contacts to suddenly disappear from the Phone app on the device. Most users will never experience the missing contacts bug, but it can be disconcerting if encountered. This missing contacts bug is not subtle and seems to happen at random, ... Read More

How to Report Bugs in iOS 10 & Send Feedback to Apple

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 18:43
Now that iOS 10 public beta is available to install for anyone, users can run the beta system software on any compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Of course since it’s beta software, users may encounter bugs, or there may be behavior that is generally unexpected or could be improved upon in the iOS 10 ... Read More

How to Downgrade MacOS Sierra Beta to OS X El Capitan

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 20:30
Some Mac users may wish to downgrade from MacOS Sierra Beta and revert back to OS X El Capitan, this is particularly common if you have found things to be less than stable or otherwise problematic and would like to return to a more stable operating system experience – a fairly common scenario for beta ... Read More

2 New “Shot on iPhone” Commercials Feature a Chipmunk & Ant

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 20:24
Apple has released two new “Shot on iPhone” commercials, both demonstrating the slow motion video recording effect of the iPhone camera with a focus on wildlife. One commercial shows a chipmunk eating a peanut nearly the size of its head, and the other advertisement features an ant carrying what looks like a leaf in its ... Read More

OS X 10.11.6 Update for Mac Released

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 18:45
Apple has released OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 for Mac users. The minor point release system software update includes small bug fixes and security updates. Additionally, Mac users running prior versions of Mac OS X system software including Yosemite and Mavericks will find a separate “Security Update 2016-004” release available for their machines. Updating a ... Read More

iOS 9.3.3 Update Available [IPSW Download Links]

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 18:30
Apple has released iOS 9.3.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The small point release update arrives as build 13G34 and includes bug fixes and security updates to the mobile operating system. Updating to iOS 9.3.3 The easiest way to get iOS 9.3.3 is through the Over the Air update mechanism built into iOS. Users ... Read More

Beta 3 of iOS 10 Beta 3, MacOS Sierra WatchOS 3, & TvOS 10 Released for Testing

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 18:13
Apple has released updated beta builds to the various operating systems currently under development, including iOS 10 beta 3, macOS Sierra 10.12 beta 3, watchOS beta 3, and tvOS 10 beta 3. The third beta versions of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS, and watchOS are available now to users participating in the developer beta testing ... Read More

How to Remove News Headlines from Spotlight Search in iOS

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 19:39
Spotlight Search displays various ‘news’ headlines in modern versions of iOS, and while some users may find this information useful, others don’t care to see what are often tabloid-like headlines splashed across their iPhone and iPad search function. Fortunately with a little effort you can quickly turn off the News headlines from Spotlight and stop ... Read More

How to Enable Bluetooth Without a Keyboard or Mouse on Mac

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:27
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where Bluetooth needs to be enabled on a Mac, but you don’t have a mouse or keyboard handy? This can pose a conundrum; in order to re-enable Bluetooth, you must use a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard… That may sound a little silly, but it’s a situation which ... Read More

How to Get Notifications from Specific Instagram User Posts

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 19:23
Ever wanted to be alerted to comments and activity on a specific Instagram account or post? Maybe it’s your best friends Instagram, your kids, a brand contest, something posted by a crush, or someone you’re secretly admiring, whatever the reason you can selectively enable notifications for individual Instagram accounts posts rather easily. This is all ... Read More

Move Cursor Word by Word in Terminal for Mac OS X

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 19:07
If you spend a lot of time at the command line, you undoubtedly find yourself adjusting and editing text and commands, and you likely often need to move the cursor to a further position in the Terminal from where it’s actively located. Sure you can use the arrow keys to move left and right on ... Read More

Switch Distance Measurement to Miles or Kilometers on Health App for iPhone

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:48
Active individuals who use the iPhone Health app to track their fitness and distance may find it helpful to switch distance measurements from miles to kilometers and vice versa. This is particularly useful for people who would be doing something like training for a 5K but they’re accustomed to using miles as a distance measurement, ... Read More

How to Disable (& Enable) Turbo Boost on a Mac

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 18:30
Many of the most modern Macs have processors which include a feature called Turbo Boost, this feature allows a processor to temporarily run above its standard clock rate when requested by the operating system. Turbo Boost can accelerate the performance of a Mac (or a PC for that matter) but it can also lead to ... Read More

How to Clear Chrome Browser DNS Host Cache Manually

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 00:37
The Google Chrome web browser is quite powerful with many interesting under-the-hood options that are hidden from the average user, but with a little digging around you can uncover a variety of power features that allow users to perform helpful tasks. One such hidden feature is the ability to manually clear out Chrome DNS host ... Read More

How to Forward an Email from iPhone Mail Properly

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 18:52
Having full email access from anywhere is one of the great perks of an iPhone. Forwarding an email is one of the more popular Mail app abilities in iOS, but it is commonly misused or even accidentally used. Let’s review how to properly forward an email from iOS Mail app in order to pass it ... Read More

Fix “Wi-Fi: No Hardware Installed” Error on Mac OS X

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 00:44
Some Mac users may encounter a stranger wi-fi issue where the wireless menu icon has an “X” in it, and the wi-fi dropdown menu says “Wi-Fi: No Hardware Installed”. Since we’re all dependent on wireless networking these days, having no functioning wi-fi connection can be very frustrating, but fortunately this is usually a really simple ... Read More

How to Turn Off Wi-Fi Assist on iPhone

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 19:13
Wi-Fi Assist is a feature on modern versions of iOS which allows an iPhone to automatically start using the cellular data connection if the established wi-fi connection is poor. Enabling Wi-Fi Assist tends to make overall internet connectivity more reliable, but it has the potential downside of an increase in cellular data usage, which is ... Read More

How to Add a Website Shortcut to Dock on Mac

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 21:36
A nice way to quickly visit your favorite website(s) is to add a website shortcut for that site to the Dock on Mac OS X. Once a website shortcut has been added to the Dock, simply clicking on it will both launch the browser and immediately load that site. While you can add URLs to ... Read More