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How Long Does Your MacBook Pro Battery Last?

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 19:18
Have you ever wondered how long your MacBook Pro or MacBook battery really lasts? Apple usually advertises their laptops as having “all-day battery life”, but has that been your experience in practice? Wonder no more! We’ll show you how to check how long your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air battery is actually lasting so ... Read More

How to Stop iOS App Rating & Review Popups on iPhone and iPad

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 21:01
Are you tired of iPhone and iPad apps nagging you to rate and review their apps with pop-ups? The most annoying in-app rating and review pop-ups usually arrive in third party apps and say something along the lines of “review our app” and offer a few options of reviewing the app now, reviewing the app ... Read More

How to Use Night Shift on Mac OS

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 19:39
MacOS now includes Night Shift, a feature which adjusts the screens hue color as daylight shifts to night. When the Night Shift feature is in use on a Mac, the display will shift to a warmer color in the evening hours and shift back to the regular color hue again in the daylight hours, this ... Read More

First Beta of macOS 10.12.5, iOS 10.3.2 Arrives

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 19:38
Apple has released the first beta versions of macOS 10.12.5, iOS 10.3.2, tvOS 10.2.1, and watchOS 3.2.2. The new beta builds arrive just a day after releasing the final stable versions of macOS 10.12.4, iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2, and watch OS 3.2, so if you are already tired of those stable releases then you can ... Read More

iOS 10.3 Update Released [IPSW Download Links]

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 19:19
Apple has released the final version of iOS 10.3 to users of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Any device capable of running a prior iOS 10 release can install the iOS 10.3 update. iOS 10.3 brings with it a variety of bug fixes, feature enhancements, and improvements, as well as the introduction of the new ... Read More

MacOS Sierra 10.12.4 Update Released for Download

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 18:57
Apple has released the final version of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to the public. The latest version of Mac OS can run on any computer which is compatible with Sierra. MacOS 10.12.4 includes a variety of bug fixes, security enhancements, and a few minor features as well. The most prominent new feature in MacOS 10.12.4 is ... Read More

How to Remove an iPhone Favorite

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 20:41
The iPhone Favorites list in the Phone app offers a fast way to dial “favorite” contacts. The Favorites contact list is undeniably convenient, and you may decide you want to change what numbers are shown here or who are in that favorites list. A friend recently asked how to remove an iPhone favorite from their ... Read More

How to Avoid Toll Roads & Toll Bridges with Maps on iPhone

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:46
Don’t like paying toll roads and toll bridges when you’re driving around? Now you can choose a setting in the Apple Maps app for iOS to avoid tolls when you get directions on Maps for iPhone or iPad. This little-known setting will tweak the directions provided by the Maps app to specifically attempt to avoid ... Read More

How to Take Better Selfies with iPhone by Using Selfie Flash

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:12
The new iPhone includes many improvements to the camera, including a great selfie flash feature that lights up the screen to provide some light fill into your selfies taken with the iPhone front facing camera. This basically uses a little software trick to add a flash to the front facing camera of iPhone, preventing you ... Read More

How to Type Accents on Mac the Easy Way

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:47
Many languages use accents and diacritic marks to change how a letter or vowel sounds. Accordingly, you may find it useful to know how to type accents and diacritical marks on a Mac using the keyboard. This should be particularly useful for users who also type or write in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Greek, but ... Read More

How to Use Stationery in Mail for Mac to Stylize & Personalize Emails

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 19:02
If you want to add some flair and customization to emails sent from your Mac, you can use the Stationery feature to personalize the appearance of emails sent from the Mail app in Mac OS. The Stationery customizations make emails look a lot more exciting than just simple text on a white background, and you ... Read More

Apple Launches Updated iPad and Red iPhone 7

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 18:52
Apple has quietly released some hardware updates to their iPhone and iPad lineup, including a red color iPhone 7 and a lower-end iPad model. The new iPad is an updated 9.7″ screen model and aims to be the new entry-level iPad in the product lineup. Officially labeled “iPad (5th generation)”, it features an A9 processor, ... Read More

How to Use Emergency Bypass on iPhone to Allow Contacts to Get Through Do Not Disturb Mode

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 19:55
Do Not Disturb mode is one of the greater features for iPhone users who like to enjoy some peace and quiet, but since it mutes all sounds, alerts, and notifications on the iPhone it’s possible to miss a truly important call or alert when the feature is enabled. This is a scenario that Emergency Bypass ... Read More

Beta 8 of macOS 10.12.4 Released for Testing

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 18:07
n of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 as beta 8, as well as an updated beta of watchOS 3.2 beta 7. Users who are enrolled in the beta testing programs for their various devices or hardware can find the latest versions available from the software update mechanisms. MacOS 10.12.4 is testing a Night Shift feature that adjusts ... Read More

How to Import Contacts from SIM Card to iPhone

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 18:09
Many people continue to use older fashioned cell phones who then decide to migrate to an iPhone, and if you fall into that category (or are helping someone who does), a common migration step to go from an ancient flip phone or simpler cell phone to an iPhone is to import contacts from the SIM ... Read More

Why is My iPhone Hot? Here’s Why & How to Fix a Hot iPhone

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 19:36
Have you ever discovered that your iPhone it warm to the touch? It’s not common, but sometimes an iPhone can even get outright hot to the touch, where the rear of the iPhone and the screen of the device is hot to touch, sometimes enough to be uncomfortable to hold and make your hands sweat. ... Read More

iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo? Here Are 4 Ways to Fix

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:50
Rarely, the iPhone may get stuck on the Apple logo screen. This usually happens after a software update or a crash, and it’s fairly obvious because the Apple logo  appears against an otherwise black display and that is all you see on the iPhone; just the Apple logo stuck on the screen and the ... Read More

Beta 7 of MacOS 10.12.4 and iOS 10.3 Available for Testing

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 17:46
Apple has released the 7th beta versions of MacOS 10.12.4 and iOS 10.3 for users participating in the beta testing programs. The latest beta builds are available now through the respective software update mechanisms, in iOS that is through the Settings app and in macOS via the App Store Updates section. macOS 10.12.4 beta 7 ... Read More

How to See All Unread Emails in iOS Mail the Easy Way

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 19:42
The latest versions of Mail in iOS allow iPhone and iPad users to quickly filter their email inbox to display unread messages with the simple touch of a button. The unread email message toggle will instantly change the currently viewed inbox in iOS Mail to display all unread emails in the active inbox, it’s simple ... Read More

How to Re-Open Recently Closed Tabs in Safari for Mac the Easy Way

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 19:21
Mac users have long been able to re-open a closed Safari tab by using a keyboard shortcut, but what if some time has passed, or what if you want to re-open a specific closed tab in Safari? It turns out the latest versions of Safari for Mac OS support a menu-based option to easily browse ... Read More