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How to Save a Photo as PDF on iPad and iPhone with iBooks

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 21:22
You can save any photo as a PDF on an iPhone or iPad should the need arise. The photo saved as a PDF file is then stored locally, which can be used for whatever purpose is necessary, or shared via email. The approach we’ll use here to save a photo as a PDF for local ... Read More

How to Stop App Icon Animations in Dock When Opening Mac Apps

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:35
When you click an app icon in the Dock of Mac OS to launch an app, the apps Dock icon will animate with a little bounce as that application is opening. Additionally, when you launch any other application from Mac OS, the app icon will appear in the Dock and it too will animate with ... Read More

How to Mute Words on Twitter for iPad and iPhone

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 23:32
Twitter can be a valuable place to get news and information (and you can follow @osxdaily on there too of course), but it can also have plenty of things you won’t want to observe, see, or hear. If you don’t want to see particular topics, words, phrases, names, usernames, or hashtags on Twitter, you can ... Read More

iOS 11 Beta 6 & macOS High Sierra Beta 6 Downloads Now Available

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 18:40
Apple has released the sixth developer beta versions of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra 10.13, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4. The new beta 6 builds are on the developer release cycle, while the public beta builds, which are a version number behind but otherwise are the same, are also available as public beta 5. iPhone ... Read More

How to Shutdown a Mac from Terminal

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 23:52
Advanced Mac users may wish to shut down a computer from the command line. This can be helpful for remote administration with ssh, in situations where a Mac is booted into Single User Mode, or many other circumstances of troubleshooting and systems administration. There are several ways to shut down a Mac from the command ... Read More

How to Use TOR on iPhone and iPad with Onion Browser

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 21:18
TOR is a relay network which aims to increase your online privacy by attempting to anonymize web browsing activity. This is achieved by distributing your traffic across a series of TOR servers, which obfuscates your IP behind those Tor servers. While TOR is typically used on the desktop – you can read about using TOR ... Read More

How to Print in Black & White on Mac

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 20:23
Many printers used with a Mac support printing in black and white or grayscale. B&W printing can offer a simple way to boost the contrast of documents but it also allows you to reduce the amount of color ink used when you print out a document, article, or webpage. Printing in black and white on ... Read More

How to Stop News Alerts on iPad & iPhone Showing on Lock Screen

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:49
iOS Apple News defaults to pushing ‘news’ alerts and notifications to your devices lock screen, this is why sometimes you may pick up an iPad or iPhone and have various “News” notifications on the display, even if you never signed up to receive any headlines or news alerts. These breaking News alerts on the iOS ... Read More

How to Install iOS 11 Public Beta on iPad

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 20:12
If you’re a more advanced user who has been on the fence about installing iOS 11 beta onto an iPad, you may want to give it a second thought. With the iOS 11 beta marching along towards the fall release date, each additional beta build is increasingly more stable and refined, and for the iPad ... Read More

How to Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Mac OS

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 22:17
Did you know you can create a custom keyboard shortcut for any menu item on the Mac? You can create keystrokes for common action items across many applications, or even just for a specific menu option in a particular application. Making custom keyboard shortcuts in Mac OS is an excellent power user tool, but despite ... Read More

You Can Now Download iOS 11 Public Beta 4 & MacOS High Sierra Public Beta 4

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 18:46
Apple has released the fourth public beta version of macOS High Sierra 10.13 and iOS 11. The build arrives after the release of iOS 11 developer beta 5 and macOS 10.13 dev beta 5 a day prior and includes the same changes as the developer version, including minor adjustments to some icons in iOS. Additionally, ... Read More

Beta 5 of iOS 11 & macOS High Sierra Available

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 19:15
Apple has released the fifth developer beta versions of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra 10.13, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4 to users who are participating in the developer beta testing program. The public beta builds typically arrive shortly after a developer release. The latest builds include a variety of bug fixes and minor adjustments to ... Read More

Broken iPhone Screen? Here’s How to Repair & Get it Fixed

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 22:01
Have you broken your iPhone screen before? It’s not a particularly pleasant experience. I recently dropped my $950 iPhone 7 Plus onto a dirt trail from about three feet up and the screen completely shattered, to the point where glass shards were sticking out. Uh oh, a broken iPhone screen! Now what!? If you break ... Read More

How to Remove Twitter Caches from iPhone and iPad

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 21:47
Twitter for iPhone and iPad has manual cache clearing features built into the app, offering a way to forcibly dump excessive caches and data stored within the application in iOS, thereby freeing up some storage. This is particularly nice because iOS does not offer a way to manually clear caches from an iPhone or iPad, ... Read More

How to Get Weather Info for Locations from Maps on iPhone

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 21:10
Did you know you can get the weather in the Maps app of iOS? Obviously the Weather app on iPhone will tell you the temperature and forecast of locations, and with a little exploration you can also view detailed weather info too. That’s great, but it’s in the Weather app. What if you’re driving or ... Read More

iPhone Voicemail Won’t Play? Here’s How to Fix That

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 20:57
The iPhone Visual Voicemail feature gathers voicemails as audio files on the iphone, found within the Voicemail tab of the Phone app. When you want to play a voicemail, you simply tap on one of the voicemail messages in Phone app and it should play the voicemail audio as expected. Should is the operative word ... Read More

How to Print a Web Page Without Ads from Mac OS

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 20:50
If you ever print articles from the web, you may be interested in learning how to print a stripped down and more simplified version of articles so that only the article content is printed. This is made easy on a Mac with Safari, where by using a little trick you can print out a webpage ... Read More

How to Tell if Mac is Using 802.11ac, 802.11n or Other Wi-Fi Protocol

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 20:15
Most users connect a Mac to a wi-fi network and don’t think too much about which 802.11 wi-fi band protocol is in use, but many advanced users and network administrators do want to know which 802.11 wireless standard is in use. Typically someone would want to know which wi-fi PHY standard is in use to ... Read More

How to Share Pictures from Photos on Mac

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 19:26
Do you have a great picture on your Mac within Photos app that you want to share? Photos for Mac makes sharing pictures, videos, and other images very easy, and you share a picture from the Mac directly to another user through messages, email, iCloud, social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr, or locally to ... Read More

How to Stop Auto-Playing Music in Car Bluetooth from iPhone

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 19:12
Many newer cars have Bluetooth stereo systems that sync wirelessly with an iPhone. One common and prominent feature of this experience is that music will automatically start playing from the iPhone through the Bluetooth speakers when you get into the car, sometimes autoplaying from a local music library or sometimes from a streamed music service. ... Read More