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How to Remove iOS Beta Profile and Opt Out of iOS Beta Updates

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 19:17
Installing an iOS beta onto an iPhone or iPad places an iOS Beta Software Profile certificate onto the device, which allows that hardware to receive new iOS beta builds through Software Update. If you decide you no longer want a specific device to receive beta updates however, you’ll want to remove the iOS beta profile ... Read More

How to Identify Touch ID Fingerprints on iPhone & iPad with an Easy Trick

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 21:35
For most of us setting up Touch ID, users go through the initial process of adding a fingerprint or two on their iPhone or iPad and don’t think much beyond it. Maybe you went through the process again to add the same finger a few times to make unlocking with Touch ID more reliable. For ... Read More

Anyone Can Install iOS 10 Beta Right Now, But Should You?

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 21:38
With iOS 10 beta in the wild, literally anyone can install the iOS 10 beta on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch right now with little effort. All you need to do is download the iOS 10 beta IPSW file or get the beta profile to download it through an OTA update, there are no ... Read More

How to Downgrade iOS 10 Beta to iOS 9.3.2

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 19:18
Are you running iOS 10 beta but have decided you’d like to downgrade and revert back to a stable iOS 9.3.2 release? That’s understandable since iOS 10 beta is sort of buggy, and it’s not intended for a prime time audience yet. We will show you exactly how to revert from iOS 10 beta back ... Read More

Download the iOS 10 Default Wallpaper for iPhone & iPad

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 19:08
Any time Apple debuts a new operating system to the world, a well-chosen and beautiful wallpaper accompanies it, and iOS 10 is no exception. With iOS 10, Apple adorned the iPhone and iPad home screen wallpaper with a beautiful overhead picture of an ocean wave breaking, but you don’t have to wait for the final ... Read More

How to Make Bootable MacOS Sierra 10.12 Beta USB Installer Drive

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 20:46
Many Mac users interested in installing MacOS Sierra Beta may prefer to do so with the assistance of a macOS Sierra 10.12 bootable installer USB drive, typically on a flash thumb drive or a similar disk. The advantages to this method is that the macOS Sierra installer is portable, it can be booted from, and ... Read More

Download the MacOS Sierra Default Wallpaper

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 19:11
When Apple debuted macOS Sierra to the world, we all got a glimpse at the gorgeous wallpaper of a sunset alpenglow hitting a mountain range on the screens of the demo Mac. Apple has also given us a look at that beautiful mountain range wallpaper on their preview page for MacOS Sierra too. But you ... Read More

The iOS 10 Compatibility List

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 19:46
iOS 10 will be released in the fall as a free download for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, assuming your device is compatible with the new iOS release, anyway. If you have been wondering what devices are supported by iOS 10 and will get all the fancy new Messaging features and redesigned lock screen, wonder ... Read More

The MacOS Sierra Compatibility List

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 19:00
The next version of Mac system software is called macOS Sierra, it’s versioned as Mac OS X 10.12, and it will be available as a free download for all compatible Macs in the fall. Of course this begs the question, which Macs are compatible with macOS Sierra? What Mac hardware can run the new operating ... Read More

Developers Can Download Beta 1 of iOS 10, MacOS Sierra, WatchOS 3, tvOS

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 21:14
The first beta versions of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS, and watchOS 3 are available to download for users participating in the registered developer programs. iOS 10 beta 1, macOS Sierra beta 1, tvOS (10?) beta 1, and watchOS 3 beta 1 are all available to download now from the developer page at Apple.com, along ... Read More

iOS 10 Debuts with New Features, Release Date Set for Fall

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 19:35
iOS 10 has been announced in what Apple says is the biggest update to the iPhone and iPad ever. With many new features and enhancements, including a revamped lock screen, redesigned control center, smarter photos abilities, major improvements to Siri, and enhancements to Maps, there is much to be offered. Here’s a quick overview of ... Read More

MacOS Sierra Announced with Siri, Release Date Set for Fall 2016

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 19:25
Apple has announced the next major version of Mac system software, dubbed macOS Sierra. MacOS Sierra offers improvements to Continuity, iCloud, Apple Pay, tabs improvements, a cross Apple platform clipboard, and perhaps most notable is an inclusion of Siri. Here’s a quick look at some of the new features in macOS Sierra (and yes, Mac ... Read More

WatchOS 3 and Next tvOS Announced, Release Set for Fall 2016

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 19:20
WatchOS 3 and the next version of tvOS have been announced by Apple as the next major system software updates for Apple Watch and Apple TV. WatchOS 3 Overview The next version of WatchOS offers a variety of new features, and is intended to offer dramatically improved performance which is said to be 7x faster ... Read More

How to Check Apple Pencil Battery Life Remaining

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 23:22
The Apple Pencil is proving to be a very popular accessory for the iPad Pro, and while the Apple Pencil gets great battery life and lasts a long time, there is no obvious hardware means of checking the level of battery life remaining of the Pencil. Not to worry, it turns out you can quickly ... Read More

How to Set “My Info” Personal Contact Details on iPhone

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 21:53
Setting your personal info, address, and contact information on an iPhone is important if you want to be able to do things like get directions home or to another location from home, appropriate auto-fill details, the ability to easily share your address and contact details with other people, and much more. Perhaps it’s not surprising ... Read More

How to Copy Music to iPhone from iTunes

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 21:21
“How do I copy music onto my iPhone from iTunes?” is a fairly common question. Fortunately, copying music onto an iPhone from iTunes is fairly easy once you learn how to do it, though you’d be forgiven if you find the music copy process to be a little confusing at first glance. It turns out ... Read More

BitCam: Relive the Early 90s with a One-Bit Camera for iPhone

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 20:40
Longtime Mac users pining to recall the nostalgia of one-bit dithered graphics and Macintosh System 6 will certainly enjoy the astonishingly accurate retro goodness offered by BitCam for iPhone. With BitCam, you can relieve the good old days of spending an afternoon on a Macintosh SE/30 in a computer lab somewhere in the early 90s, ... Read More

How to Disable Touch ID on iPhone & iPad

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 21:15
Touch ID is an undeniably convenient feature of the iPhone and iPad, allowing quick access to the device simply by placing a registered finger on the Touch ID sensor, which reads the fingerprint to gain access. While Touch ID is useful, some users may later decide they want to disable the feature on their iPhone ... Read More

How to Delete a User Account in Mac OS X

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 03:12
Macs with multiple user accounts sometimes need to delete a user account. Maybe you no longer need a specific user account, or you’re removing an old login, or just cleaning house, whatever the case, it is easy to remove a user from Mac OS X. The method we’ll cover allows removal of any user account, ... Read More

Show Only Unread Emails in Mail for Mac OS X

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 19:30
Managing large numbers of emails can be time consuming, but one way to help tackle email on the Mac is by setting up an Unread Emails Only inbox. This allows Mac users to easily view unread mail messages without having to scroll through already read emails, since only the new or unread emails will be ... Read More