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How to Hide the iOS Screenshot Previews in iOS 11

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:26
After you take a screenshot of an iPhone or iPad in iOS 11, a little thumbnail preview of the screenshot appears in the bottom left corner. Tapping on that screenshot preview opens Markup where you can draw on the screenshot or quickly share it, but if you’re not going to markup your screenshot then you ... Read More

iOS 11.1 Beta 3 Released for Testing

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 18:40
Apple has released iOS 11.1 beta 3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users who are enrolled in the beta testing programs. Separately, tvOS 11.1 beta 3 and watchOS 4.1 beta 3 are also available for best testing too. The iOS 11.1 beta 3 software update is available now for developers enrolled in the developer ... Read More

Play Wolfenstein 3D in a Web Browser

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 20:45
If you played video games in the early 1990s you probably remember Wolfenstein 3D, which was revolutionary at the time for being the first 3D first-person shooter. If you feel like reliving a brief moment of 1992, forget about digging out that ancient DOS PC in the basement, you can now enjoy playing Wolfenstein 3D ... Read More

Troubleshooting macOS High Sierra Problems

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 21:17
Are you having difficulties with macOS High Sierra? While most Mac users who update to macOS High Sierra have no issues with the system software, there are small groups of users who have experienced a variety of problems with the software update. This tends to happen with every major system software release, either due to ... Read More

How to Add Folders to Favorites List in Files for iOS

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 23:20
The Files app on iPhone and iPad is a bit like a light version of Finder on Mac, offering direct access to files and folders in iOS 11. If you find yourself accessing a particular folder often within Files app, you can make it quicker to access by adding it to your Favorites list. Once ... Read More

How to Downgrade macOS High Sierra

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:37
Some MacOS High Sierra 10.13.x users may wish to downgrade back to macOS Sierra 10.12.x or even Mac OS X El Capitan. Mac users can downgrade from High Sierra to a prior Mac OS release, either by formatting the hard drive and clean installing Sierra or another prior system release, or by relying on a ... Read More

How to Pin Notes in iOS for Easy Note Access

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 19:39
If you use the iOS Notes app often and juggle a myriad of individual notes lists, you may find the new notes pinning feature to be helpful. By pinning a note to the top of the Notes list, you can access any particular note easier and faster than ever before, without having to scroll through ... Read More

How to Open All Images Into One Window in Preview for Mac

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 20:12
If you open multiple images into Preview on a Mac with some regularity, you may notice that sometimes pictures are grouped into single windows, and sometimes images are opened independently each into separate unique windows. If you’d rather all images be opened into a single window of Preview app on the Mac (or into unique ... Read More

iOS 11.0.3 Update Released with Bug Fixes [IPSW Download Links]

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 18:43
Apple has released iOS 11.0.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users running iOS 11. The latest small software update includes bug fixes to iOS and is therefore recommended to all users running iOS 11 on their devices. Release notes accompanying the iOS 11.0.3 download mention the update fixes an issue here audio and haptic ... Read More

How to Scan QR Codes with iPhone or iPad in iOS 11

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:18
The iPhone and iPad now include native QR code reading built directly into the camera app, allowing you to scan QR codes quickly using an iOS device and without having to download any third party software. QR codes are commonly encountered in the outside world, they typically look like a square of some scattered pixelated ... Read More

Get iTunes 12.6.3 with App Store for Mac and Windows

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 18:44
Do you miss having the App Store in iTunes? You’re in luck, because Apple has released iTunes 12.6.3, an alternative version of iTunes that retains the ability to download and install iOS apps directly within the iTunes application on a computer. App management via iTunes was a popular feature that was removed from iTunes 12.7 ... Read More

Beta 2 of iOS 11.1 and macOS 10.13.1 Released for Testing

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 18:40
Apple has released iOS 11.1 beta 2 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta 2 for users enrolled in the iOS and macOS beta testing programs. Additionally, the second beta versions of watchOS 4.1 and tvOS 11.1 are available for those in the beta testing programs. iOS 11.1 beta 2 aims to include various bug fixes ... Read More

How to Shut Down an iPhone or iPad Without Using the Power Button

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 18:02
Have you ever wondered how to turn off an iPhone or iPad? If so, you’re not alone. While most users keep their iOS devices turned on all the time, sometimes users may need to power down a device completely, be it for storage, shipping, to preserve battery life, or whatever other reason. The latest versions ... Read More

How to Enable Offload Unused Apps in iOS to Save Storage Space Automatically

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 19:56
If you frequently run out of storage space on an iPhone or iPad, you will appreciate a new feature in iOS that automatically saves storage for you. Called Offload Unused Apps, the toggle allows the iPhone or iPad to perform housekeeping and delete apps that have gone unused for a while, just as the name ... Read More

iOS 11 Feels Slow? 11 Tips to Speed Up iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 22:30
There are mixed reports that updating to iOS 11 has slowed down some iPhone and iPad hardware, or that performance of tasks like opening and interacting with apps is slower after installing iOS 11. If your iPhone or iPad feels slow after installing iOS 11, then you might want to try a few of the ... Read More

How to Refresh Updates in App Store for iOS 11

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 20:18
Keeping apps updated on an iPhone and iPad is generally a good idea, as app updates frequently include bug fixes, performance improvements, enhancements to compatibility, or even entirely new features to apps and games. iOS users can update apps by opening the App Store and going to the “Updates” tab, but sometimes an update may ... Read More

macOS High Sierra Supplemental Update Released for Mac Users

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 18:40
Apple has released the first supplemental update to macOS High Sierra 10.13, complete with bug fixes, improvements, and security fixes. General release notes accompanying the supplemental update suggests the release includes improvements to stability, reliability, and security. Specifically, the update is said to “improve installer robustness” (it is unclear if this addresses the issue where ... Read More

How to Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:55
With iOS 11, the new Control Center toggles for turning off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth do not actually turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on an iPhone or iPad. Instead, if you hit the buttons for disabling Wi-Fi or Bluetooth in Control Center, the iPhone or iPad will disconnect from wi-fi or Bluetooth, but not actually turn ... Read More

How to Disable Video AutoPlay in App Store of iOS

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:07
The App Store in iOS will now automatically play video previews of apps while you navigate through the App Store on an iPhone or iPad. These video previews can offer a helpful look into what an app does or may look like, but they can also be distracting, cause battery to drain faster than otherwise, ... Read More

How to Hide the iMessage App Icon Row in iOS 11 Messages for iPhone and iPad

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 19:25
The Messages screen in iOS 11 is busier than ever before, displaying a row of colorful icons and iMessage apps on the bottom of every conversation in Messages on iPhone and iPad. While some users will love the quick access to their gifs, message stickers and apps, not everyone is satisfied with having a row ... Read More