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Get Microsoft Edge for iPhone and iPad

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 19:57
Want another web browsing option on iPhone or iPad? Maybe you need to access a PC-only website from an iOS device? You’re in luck, because Microsoft has released Microsoft Edge for iOS, the web browser primarily known for being bundled in Windows 10. Microsoft Edge for iOS allows iPhone and iPad users access to the ... Read More

How to Change or Disable Annotation Name in Preview for Mac

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 20:58
The Preview application for Mac defaults to attaching a name with any annotations made on images and PDF files within Preview, the annotation name is then embedded with the image file or PDF as metadata. This name, which is usually the currently logged in user accounts full name, is included with all annotations done within ... Read More

How to Disable Tap To Wake on iPhone X

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:19
The iPhone X includes a feature called Tap to Wake, which, much as it sounds, allows the locked iPhone screen to wake up with a tap anywhere on the screen. This makes a lot of sense because the device does not have a Home button to press and wake the screen, so a tap anywhere ... Read More

iOS 11.2.5 Beta 1 Released for Testing

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 01:18
Apple has released the first beta version of iOS 11.2.5 to users participating in the developer beta testing program. The fresh beta build of system software appears to focus on bug fixes and improvements to the mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad devices running prior builds of iOS 11, and is unlikely to include ... Read More

iOS 11.2.1 Update Released with HomeKit Security Fix [IPSW Download Links]

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:53
Apple has released iOS 11.2.1 for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. The small point release update includes an important security fix for a HomeKit vulnerability which could allow for unauthorized access to HomeKit devices and accessories. Additionally, tvOS 11.2.1 is available as an update for Apple TV users with the same HomeKit security ... Read More

How to Disable Auto-Play in Safari on Mac for All Video & Audio

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:26
Many web users are not too thrilled about auto-playing media, whether it’s autoplaying video or autoplaying sound, or even an autoplaying ad, it can be annoying and frustrating to encounter as you browse the web. But don’t sweat it too much, because modern versions of Safari for Mac allow users to easily disable all auto-playing ... Read More

3 New iPhone X Commercials Show Off Face ID and Portrait Lighting

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:44
Apple has released a series of new iPhone X commercials, demonstrating various features available on the device. Two of the TV advertisements focus on Face ID unlocking the iPhone X and how your face is a magical password, and the other commercial focuses on studio lighting effects available on iPhone X camera. The latest Apple ... Read More

Apple Keyboard Light Blinking Twice and Won’t Reconnect to Mac? Here’s the Fix

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:40
The Apple Keyboard light blinks twice when the keyboard is ready to be paired via Bluetooth with a Mac or another device, indicating it is ready to be setup. In other words, if you just got a brand new Apple Keyboard then the light will blink when turned on, and you need to pair it ... Read More

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Beta 1 Released for Testing

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 19:22
Apple has released the first beta build of macOS 10.13.3 High Sierra to users enrolled in the beta testing program for the Mac operating system. The macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 beta 1 release focuses on bug fixes, enhancements, and other improvements to the MacOS High Sierra release. Though not specifically mentioned, it’s possible some of ... Read More

How to Stop iTunes Shuffling Music on Mac and Windows

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 18:16
iTunes for Mac and Windows has a feature which allows music to shuffle between songs in a library, and sometimes iTunes appears to automatically shuffle songs in a music library whether the user intended to enable the feature or not. Often this is because a user has selected to enable the shuffle option intentionally but ... Read More

iPad Says “Not Charging” When Plugged Into Computer? Here’s The Fix

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 18:34
You may have noticed that iPad can be charged not only with the included iPad charger, but also by using an iPhone charger, or by connecting an iPad to a computer via USB cable to charge. While all of these methods will charge an iPad battery, though some slower than others, sometimes you may encounter ... Read More

How to Show Battery Percentage on iPhone X

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 20:37
If you have an iPhone X you may have noticed that the battery percentage indicator is not an option to enable in the device settings. This is probably because the prominent notch at the top of the screen, which houses the front facing camera and the phones ear speaker, does not allow for sufficient room ... Read More

How to Use the One Handed Keyboard on iPhone

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 20:20
The latest iOS versions support one-handed keyboard mode for iPhone. One Handed Keyboard shifts the touch screen keys over on the screen to the left or to the right, so that it’s theoretically easier to reach the keys with a single thumb. This keyboard feature can be particularly helpful for users who have the larger ... Read More

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Update Released with Bug Fixes

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 20:12
Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 for the general public. The software update includes multiple bug fixes and is said to improve the stability, security, and compatibility of High Sierra, and is thus recommended for Mac users running High Sierra to update to. Separately, MacOS Sierra and Mac OS X El Capitan users will ... Read More

How to Play All Videos in a Folder on Mac OS with a Playlist and VLC

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 20:15
If you’re a Mac user with a lot of video files and movies, you may wonder how you can play multiple video files one after another in a playlist. While the native Quicktime app is a great media player, it doesn’t offer a playlist capability, so if you want to play all videos from a ... Read More

WatchOS 4.2 and tvOS 11.2 Released for Apple Watch and Apple TV

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 19:57
Apple has released watchOS 4.2 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 11.2 for Apple TV, several days after releasing iOS 11.2 update for iPhone and iPad. The software updates for Apple Watch and Apple TV include various bug fixes along with a few new features. watchOS 4.2 for Apple Watch includes support for Apple Pay Cash, ... Read More

How to Disable Emergency SOS on iPhone X to Stop Accidentally Dialing 911

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 20:43
The iPhone X offers an Emergency SOS feature which will automatically dial 911 when the devices side buttons are held down for several seconds. The Emergency SOS countdown then starts blaring an alarm and counts down from 3, 2, 1, before dialing emergency services on your behalf, thanks to a feature called Auto Call. While ... Read More

iPhone or iPad Crashing to a Black Screen as of Dec 2? Here’s How to Fix

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 01:17
Is your iPhone or iPad crashing repeatedly to a black screen as of December 2? The crash is usually seen by the end user as a sudden appearance of a black screen with a spinning wheel cursor, and then you must enter your passcode to use the device again. If the bug is particularly bad, ... Read More

iOS 11.2 Download Released, Update Now [IPSW Links]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 18:56
Apple has released iOS 11.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. The update includes important bug fixes, including a resolution for a date related bug which causes some iPhones to crash repeatedly, along with support for a new feature called ApplePay Cash. The software update is recommended for all iOS 11 users to install ... Read More

How to Disable Auto HDR on iPhone X and iPhone 8 Camera

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 20:03
The latest iPhone models from Apple default to automatically enabling HDR on the device camera, this includes iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 8. HDR can often create better looking pictures by blending color range from different exposures into a single image, but it can also sometimes make pictures look strange or even worse, ... Read More