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How to Fix “Command Not Found” Errors in Mac Command Line

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 20:13
Advanced Mac users that utilize the command line may occasionally encounter a “command not found” error message when attempting to run something in the command line. The “command not found” error in the Terminal can surface for several reasons in the command line of MacOS and Mac OS X, as we’ll discuss here, and of ... Read More

iTunes Library XML File Missing? Here’s How to Create One

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 21:09
The latest versions of iTunes no longer default to creating an iTunes Library XML file, which was an iTunes file that allowed various other apps to interact easily with an iTunes library, and could also serve as a basis for rebuilding an iTunes library if that were ever needed. Despite “iTunes Music Library.xml” files no ... Read More

How to Update All Apps on iPhone and iPad

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 20:27
Apps on the iPhone and iPad are frequently updated with new features, various enhancements, security adjustments, and other components. If you don’t stay on top of updating iOS apps, you’ll quickly be inundated with dozens of available app updates waiting to be installed for your iPad and iPhone apps. Fortunately there’s a simple way to ... Read More

How to Get Access to Photos Master Image Files in Mac OS Quickly with an Alias

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 20:39
Photos app for the Mac imports images and manages pictures by automatically moving the files into organized folders within the apps dedicated package file. While this file container is not intended to be user facing, many advanced Mac OS users like to have access to the original master files rather than solely relying on the ... Read More

Can’t Open Control Center from Lock Screen on iPad or iPhone? Here’s the Fix!

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 17:31
The iOS Control Center is a great feature allowing iPhone and iPad users to quickly access screen brightness controls, volume controls, camera, wi-fi and bluetooth toggles, Do Not Disturb mode, and so much more thanks to the ability to customize it. But many iPad users, and some iPhone users too, may discover that Control Center ... Read More

Apps Disappearing from iPhone or iPad? Try This Fix!

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 19:29
Have you ever found that apps are disappearing from your iPhone or iPad? Maybe you hadn’t used a particular app in a while but you know for certain you downloaded it to your iOS device, but when you go looking for that app, it’s missing. While it’s certainly possible that you deleted the iOS app ... Read More

How to Stop Signal Showing Message Previews on Locked Screen of iPhone or iPad

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 20:01
Signal is the encrypted messaging app that is used by many privacy conscious individuals on various platforms, but the Signal app defaults to showing a message preview on the locked screen of an iPhone or iPad, which may be convenient but it’s not particularly private. Given that Signal is typically sought out by users specifically ... Read More

Deleted System Files from Mac OS? Here’s How to Get Them Back

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:05
Have you ever wondered what to do if you delete a system file from a Mac? Or maybe you’re wondering how you can get those system files back after they were deleted from the computer? While most Mac users should never modify system files in Mac OS and Mac OS X, some do anyway, and ... Read More

iOS 11.4 Beta 6 Released for Testing

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:32
Another day, another iOS beta! Apple has released iOS 11.4 beta 6 to those iPhone and iPad devices enrolled in the iOS beta testing program. This build arrives a few days after beta 5 of iOS 11.4 was released for the same devices. If you are currently beta testing iOS, then iOS 11.4 beta 6 ... Read More

How to Set Sleep Timer in Podcasts on iPhone to Automatically Stop Playing

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:16
If you want a podcast to automatically stop playing after a designated period of time, the little-known Sleep Timer feature in Podcasts for iPhone or iPad is for you. Much like the name implies, Sleep Timer will play a podcast until a specified time completes, or when the current episode is done playing, and then ... Read More

How to Make Apps Open in Full Screen Mode on Mac Automatically

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 18:59
Some Mac users really enjoy full screen mode for apps and windows, so much so that they might want to make Mac apps open in full screen mode automatically. While there is no system wide setting in Mac OS to make apps default to opening in full screen mode, there is a workaround trick that ... Read More

How to Disable Loading of Remote Content & Images in Mail for Mac

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 20:08
Emails often contain remotely loaded content, and most email clients, the Mac Mail app included, will default to automatically loading those remote images and remote content into an email. This is convenient and desired by many as it makes HTML and rich emails appear as intended, including things like HTML signatures. But loading of remote ... Read More

Beta 5 of iOS 11.4 & macOS 10.13.5 Available for Testing

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 18:18
Apple has released the fifth beta version of iOS 11.4 beta, macOS 10.13.5 beta, in addition to tvOS 11.4 and watchOS 4.3.1. Users enrolled in the Apple system software beta testing programs can find the latest builds available to download now. iOS 11.4 beta 5 can be downloaded from the Settings app Software Update mechanism. ... Read More

Use This Simple Trick to Preserve Battery Life on iPhone by Stopping “Searching…”

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 17:35
If you’re traveling through areas of weak cellular signals and generally poor reception, you can save a significant amount of iPhone battery life simply by toggling the AirPlane Mode feature on. That may sound weird, but it really works, with the idea being that when an iPhone has an intermittent cell signal, the cellular modem ... Read More

How to Setup & Use Signal on Mac or Windows PC

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 18:37
Signal is the popular encrypted messaging app that lets you send and receive encrypted messages across platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS. This makes Signal an excellent choice if you’re a Mac user or iPhone user that also wants to instantly communicate in a secure manner with someone else on a Mac, PC, ... Read More

iMessages Out of Order on iPhone? Try This Solution

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 19:52
Have you ever opened an iMessage conversation on iPhone to discover that the messages are out of order? If so, you’re not alone. While it can be annoying to have the iMessages appear out of order in the Messages app of iOS, it’s usually a simple fix to get them to be in proper sequential ... Read More

How to Export Notes as PDF on Mac

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 21:40
The Notes app for Mac is a great place to jot down notes, lists, tasks, tidbits of information, URL and links that you don’t want to bookmark, gather collections of pictures and other info, password protected notes, and much more. And thanks to iCloud Notes, you can also automatically have those notes sync to other ... Read More

The Fastest Way to View Old Messages on iPhone and iPad

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 20:32
The Messages app of iPhone and iPad will hold onto basically all text messages and iMessages that have been sent and received through the app on that particular device unless the message threads were either deleted manually, automatically removed, or not not restored through a backup. This means you can browse through very old messages ... Read More

How to Move the iPad Keyboard

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 19:43
Did you know the iPad keyboard can be moved around on the screen? Many iPad users may not be aware that the iPad onscreen keyboard can be relocated, either sliding it up or down on the display to whatever location works best for how they type and interact with the iPad keyboard. And yes the ... Read More

How to Enable Mail Drop on Non-iCloud Email Accounts in Mac OS

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 20:36
Many people may think of the Mail Drop feature as iCloud-only, but Mac users can enable the convenient Mail Drop feature for other non-iCloud email accounts that are setup in Mail for Mac OS. This allows you to use the excellent Mail Drop feature for sending and receiving large files with just about any email ... Read More