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Where Default Desktop Pictures Are Located in Mac OS X

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 18:03
Apple has a longstanding record of curating wonderful desktop pictures on both the Mac and iOS mobile platforms, so it’s not surprising that some users may wish to know where these default desktop wallpapers are stored in Mac OS. To be clear, we’re talking about the default desktop pictures that are bundled with macOS and ... Read More

New MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Debuts

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 21:14
Apple has released an all new redesigned MacBook Pro. Available in 13″ and 15″ display sizes, the new MacBook Pro features upgraded hardware, faster processors, an all new keyboard, and a new multifunctional toolbar across the top of the keyboard called Touch Bar which includes Touch ID capabilities. The Touch Bar is perhaps the most ... Read More

How to Delete Messages Apps & Stickers in iOS 10

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 19:03
Now that Messages in iOS supports stickers and apps, it can be easy to go overboard adding Stickers and Apps and end up with an overcrowded app and sticker panel. Not to worry, you can clean house and easily delete and remove any stickers and apps from the Messages app on iPhone and iPad. The ... Read More

How to Decrypt External Drives on Mac

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 19:25
For Mac users who encrypt external hard drives and USB flash drives, there may come a time when you want to remove the password protection and decrypt the external device. Decrypting an external drive allows all data on the drive to be accessed without the password authentication, effectively turning off any protection on the target ... Read More

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Update Available with Bug Fixes

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 19:18
Apple has released macOS Sierra 10.12.1, the update includes a variety of bug fixes and feature enhancements for Mac users running the Sierra operating system. Aside from the Mac, Apple has also released iOS 10.1 update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, as well as minor software update for the Apple Watch and Apple TV. ... Read More

iOS 10.1 Update Available with Bug Fixes & Portrait Camera

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 18:53
Apple has released iOS 10.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest version of iOS includes bug fixes and enhancements, but the most prominent feature is the inclusion of a Portrait camera mode ability for iPhone 7 Plus users. Additionally, Apple has released a bug fix update for Apple Watch and Apple TV, versioned ... Read More

Fixing iCloud “Unknown error occurred” & “Mac can’t connect to iCloud because of a problem” Errors

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 19:12
Some Mac users may encounter an error message stating “This Mac can’t connect to iCloud because of a problem with email@address.com”, which then directs the user to open the iCloud preferences. Once inside Mac iCloud preference panel, some users may be able to successfully login to iCloud, but often another error is encountered here which ... Read More

How to Disable “Reply to Message” from Lock Screen in iOS 10

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 19:16
The latest versions of iOS allow users to read and reply to Messages directly from the lock screen, without having to authenticate with a passcode or Touch ID on the device. This allows for iPhone and iPad users to quickly reply to inbound messages, but it can also lead to some potential privacy issues that ... Read More

How to Change Siri Keyboard Shortcut for Mac

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 18:23
As you likely know by now, there are multiple ways to summon Siri on macOS; you can open Siri with a keyboard shortcut, you can access Siri from the menu bar icon, and you can open Siri from the Dock icon too. If you want to customize how you access Siri, you can change the ... Read More

How to Delete Default Apps on iPhone, iPad with iOS 10

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 20:46
You can now delete defaults apps from any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 10. Yes this means you can delete Mail, delete Music, Stocks, Maps, Calendar, Watch, iTunes Store, Compass, Reminders, Videos, iBooks, Podcasts, Find Friends, Watch, Tips, Voice Memos, News, Activity, and any other of the pre bundled default iOS apps that ... Read More

“Hello Again” Apple Event Set for October 27, New Macs Expected

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 20:41
Apple has scheduled a press event for October 27. The event is titled “hello again” and presumed focus will be on the introduction of new Macs. Anyone will be able to watch the “hello again” event live on Thursday, October 27 at 10 AM PST at Apple’s Special Events website here. Viewing the keynote lifestream ... Read More

Check iOS Settings Status with Siri

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:21
Ever wondered if an iOS Setting was turned off or on? Don’t want to go fishing around in Settings of iOS to see if something is enabled or disabled? Maybe you’re away from your device and want to know a settings status using Hey Siri? You don’t always need to dig around in the Settings ... Read More

iOS 10.1 Beta 5, macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 5 Released

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:21
Apple has released the fifth beta versions of iOS 10.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.1. The new versions continue to refine the system software and patch various bugs, marching the releases along to their inevitable public release date. Users who are actively participating in the beta testing programs can find iOS 10.1 beta 5 available now ... Read More

Move & Relocate the Spotlight Search Window in Mac OS

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 20:10
The Spotlight search window can be moved around screen in modern versions of Mac OS X, which is great if you want to move the Spotlight window away from something that it’s obstructing, or perhaps because you’d rather it be in the corner of the display then in the middle of the Mac screen. Moving ... Read More

How to Search and Send GIFs with Messages in iOS 10

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 20:16
The new Messages app in iOS 10 includes an animated GIF search feature which allows you to search for and send GIFs to any recipient, whether they have an iPhone with iMessage or not. Embedded GIF search is just one of the many new fun and quirky Message features included in the latest versions of ... Read More

iOS 10.0.3 Update for iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus Available

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 18:49
Apple has released iOS 10.0.3 for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users. The small update, which arrives as build 14A551, includes a bug fix to resolve potential cellular connectivity issues. The brief release notes included with the iOS 10.0.3 update states the release “fixes bugs including an issue where some users could temporarily lose ... Read More

Use the iPhone Flashlight & Adjust Flashlight Brightness in iOS 10

Sun, 10/16/2016 - 20:20
With the latest versions of iOS, your wonderfully useful iPhone flashlight can adjust the strength of its flashlight brightness, with three options of LED brightness intensity. This is really great to have the iPhone, as many dedicated LED flashlights have a similar ability to adjust the strength of the light, with a little switch to ... Read More

How to Check IPSW Signing Status

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 21:48
Whether or not an IPSW firmware file is signed determines whether or not you can use that IPSW to update iOS or whether or not you can downgrade iOS to a prior version. Put simply, if an IPSW firmware file is not being signed by Apple through their servers, it can not be used to ... Read More

How to Use Picture in Picture Video Player on Mac

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 19:09
Picture in Picture mode is one of the more useful features available in the latest version of MacOS, essentially it allows you to pop open a little hovering video player that is unobtrusive as it floats over the screen. This is great whether you’re watching a game, tutorial, TV show, or a movie while working ... Read More

How to Post Live Photos to Instagram & Facebook

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 22:17
Capturing Live Photos with the iPhone camera is a lot of fun, but when you share those moments with friends through Instagram or Facebook the “Live” aspect of the photo disappears and only the still picture posts to the service instead. Of course, we want to post the Live Photo the Instagram or Facebook, rather ... Read More