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How to Play All Videos in a Folder on Mac OS with a Playlist and VLC

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 20:15
If you’re a Mac user with a lot of video files and movies, you may wonder how you can play multiple video files one after another in a playlist. While the native Quicktime app is a great media player, it doesn’t offer a playlist capability, so if you want to play all videos from a ... Read More

WatchOS 4.2 and tvOS 11.2 Released for Apple Watch and Apple TV

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 19:57
Apple has released watchOS 4.2 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 11.2 for Apple TV, several days after releasing iOS 11.2 update for iPhone and iPad. The software updates for Apple Watch and Apple TV include various bug fixes along with a few new features. watchOS 4.2 for Apple Watch includes support for Apple Pay Cash, ... Read More

How to Disable Emergency SOS on iPhone X to Stop Accidentally Dialing 911

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 20:43
The iPhone X offers an Emergency SOS feature which will automatically dial 911 when the devices side buttons are held down for several seconds. The Emergency SOS countdown then starts blaring an alarm and counts down from 3, 2, 1, before dialing emergency services on your behalf, thanks to a feature called Auto Call. While ... Read More

iPhone or iPad Crashing to a Black Screen as of Dec 2? Here’s How to Fix

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 01:17
Is your iPhone or iPad crashing repeatedly to a black screen as of December 2? The crash is usually seen by the end user as a sudden appearance of a black screen with a spinning wheel cursor, and then you must enter your passcode to use the device again. If the bug is particularly bad, ... Read More

iOS 11.2 Download Released, Update Now [IPSW Links]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 18:56
Apple has released iOS 11.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. The update includes important bug fixes, including a resolution for a date related bug which causes some iPhones to crash repeatedly, along with support for a new feature called ApplePay Cash. The software update is recommended for all iOS 11 users to install ... Read More

How to Disable Auto HDR on iPhone X and iPhone 8 Camera

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 20:03
The latest iPhone models from Apple default to automatically enabling HDR on the device camera, this includes iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 8. HDR can often create better looking pictures by blending color range from different exposures into a single image, but it can also sometimes make pictures look strange or even worse, ... Read More

Beta 6 of iOS 11.2 & MacOS High Sierra 10.12.3 Available for Testing

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 18:34
Apple has released iOS 11.2 beta 6 to users enrolled in the iOS beta testing program, along with macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta 6 for Mac users who are beta testing the latest Mac operating system. The new iOS beta release continues to refine iOS 11.2 as it focuses on bug fixes and feature enhancements. ... Read More

MacOS High Sierra 17B1003 Fixes File Sharing Bug from Security Update 2017-001

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 20:58
A second small supplemental software update has been released for MacOS High Sierra users who installed the prior release of Security Update 2017-001 for High Sierra, which fixed the root login bug but then caused a problem with file sharing. The new small software update, which apparently resolves the file sharing issue along with the ... Read More

How Fix File Sharing in macOS High Sierra After Installing the Root Bug Security Update

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 02:58
Some Mac users have discovered that file sharing capabilities, connections, and file sharing authentications are no longer working after installing the root bug Security Update for macOS High Sierra. While the Security Update 2017-001 patch is a critical update to install to prevent unauthorized access to any Mac running macOS High Sierra, breaking file sharing ... Read More

Critical Security Update for macOS High Sierra Released to Fix Root Bug, Download & Install Now

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 17:52
Apple has issued a critical security update for macOS High Sierra to address the root login bug which allows anyone to login to macOS High Sierra without a password. All macOS High Sierra users should install the security update as soon as possible to protect their Mac, even if they have already used the root ... Read More

MacOS High Sierra Security Bug Allows Root Login Without a Password, Here’s a Fix

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 23:44
A significant security vulnerability has been discovered with macOS High Sierra, potentially allowing any person to log into a Mac with full root administrative capabilities without a password. This is an urgent security problem, and while a software update should arrive to resolve the problem soon, this article will detail how to protect your Mac ... Read More

How to Use Apple Diagnostics on Mac to Identify & Troubleshoot Hardware Problems

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 18:44
If your Mac is experiencing unusual problems that you suspect may be a result of a hardware issue, using Apple Diagnostics may help to identify and even troubleshoot a problem. Apple Diagnostics will run a suite of tests on the Mac to check for hardware issues – meaning, not a problem with system software, but ... Read More

Beta 5 of iOS 11.2 & macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Released for Testing

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 18:20
Apple has released the fifth beta version of iOS 11.2, macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2 to users enrolled in the beta testing program. The initial beta 5 build is available for developers, and the public beta release typically follows soon after. Mac beta testers can find macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta 5 available ... Read More

4 New iPhone X Commercials Airing, Featuring Animoji and Face ID Capabilities

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 03:04
Apple has started to run four new iPhone X commercials. Three of the advertisements focus primarily on Face ID, and the fourth commercial demonstrates the Animoji, the animated emoji icon feature available in the Messages app for iPhone X. Each commercial is soundtracked to a pop song and prominently features a persons face to demo ... Read More

How to Reset Face ID on iPhone X

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 19:59
If you discover that Face ID is not reliably unlocking iPhone X, you may want to try resetting Face ID and then setting it up again. Additionally, you can disable Face ID completely by resetting Face ID on a device and then not setting it up again. Resetting Face ID is pretty simple and it ... Read More

Watch a Helpful iPhone X Tutorial Video

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 21:14
Whether you have already bought or plan to buy an iPhone X, you’ll undoubtedly noticed that using the iPhone is quite different from prior models, not only because it lacks a Home button and requires learning a series of new gestures to perform familiar tasks, but also because there are a handful of new features ... Read More

How to Convert a Photo to PDF from iPhone and iPad

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 22:22
You can convert any photo on your iPhone or iPad into a PDF file if need be. Typically this would be necessary for compatibility purposes only, since the default file type of a photo in iOS is a JPEG and already widely compatible. Nonetheless if you need to convert a photo into a PDF in ... Read More

Shop Amazon Deals for Black Friday!

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 19:32
The holidays are here, which means it’s time for overeating, visits with friends and family, gift giving, and of course, shopping. If you’re one of the brave souls who doesn’t mind battling the lines and crowds over this weekend than I salute you, but if you’d rather do some shopping from the comfort of your ... Read More

Apple Now Airing Holiday Commercial “Sway”, Featuring iPhone X and AirPods [Video]

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:36
Apple is now running an annual holiday commercial for the 2017 holiday season. This years holiday ad is kind of like a miniature little movie that emphasizes iPhone X and AirPods wireless earbuds, and has been embedded below for easy viewing. Titled “Holiday – Sway”, the Apple holiday advertisement features a woman walking around in ... Read More

How to Use Touch ID to Authenticate sudo on Mac OS

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 20:12
If you have a Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro and you’re a frequent command line user, you may appreciate a trick that allows you to use Touch ID to authenticate sudo and su, rather than typing out your password in the Terminal like some kind of digital neanderthal. One notable problem (or trade-off) is that ... Read More

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