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MacOS 10.13.4 Beta 2 Released for Testing

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 00:09
Apple has released the second beta build of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 to Mac users participating in the beta testing program. The new beta build of macOS High Sierra presumably focuses on bug fixes and feature enhancements, though there are a few notable changes to the end user as well. For example, macOS 10.13.4 beta ... Read More

How to Use diff to Compare Two Files at Mac Command Line

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 20:57
Need to quickly compare two files for differences? The command line ‘diff’ tool offers a great choice for users comfortable with the Terminal. Diff allows you to easily compare two files, with the command output reporting back any differences between the inputted files. The diff command is available by default on the Mac, and it ... Read More

iOS 11.3 Beta 2 Available to Download

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:50
Apple has released iOS 11.3 beta 2 to iPhone and iPad users engaged in the iOS beta testing program. Apple also released the second beta of tvOS 11.3, and later released new second beta of macOS 10.13.4 as well. The second beta build of iOS 11.3 includes a few new features, including a new Settings ... Read More

How to Hide All Other Windows Except Active App on Mac OS

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 20:49
Want to quickly focus your attention on the active application in Mac OS by hiding all other windows? There’s an excellent little-known keyboard shortcut and menu item that does exactly that, and when executed properly you will hide literally every window and open application on the Mac except for the currently active application. This is ... Read More

How to Show a Map of All Geotagged Photos on Mac

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 15:40
Have you ever wished you could view all of your geotagged pictures on a map? With the Mac Photos app, you can do exactly that by accessing a handy map of all images containing geotagging and GPS data, each displayed on a nice navigable map, right within the Photos app of Mac OS. For some ... Read More

How to Charge iPhone While Listening to Music Simultaneously via AUX Headphone Jack

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 21:39
Want to listen to music via a 3.5mm audio source, while simultaneously charging an iPhone? That used to be easy, but all new iPhone models have done away with the longstanding headphone jack, which once allowed users to easily connect their iPhone to home stereo systems, car stereos, headphones, and other speakers and audio interfaces ... Read More

Copy Paste Not Working on Mac? Here’s How to Fix a Stuck Clipboard

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 20:48
Using copy and paste is a routine part of most peoples Mac workflow, so if suddenly the Copy and Paste feature stops working or the clipboard appears stuck, you can imagine why that’s annoying. Don’t stress out, most issues with nonfunctional clipboards and copy and paste on the Mac can be resolved with a series ... Read More

How to Remove Stickers from Messages Conversations on iPhone or iPad

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 21:05
iMessage Stickers are the goofy virtual stickers that iPhone and iPad users can place all over their messages. But what if you want to remove a message sticker that has already been slapped onto a message or picture in the Messages app of iOS? Well you can do that too, even if it’s not particularly ... Read More

How to Use a Windows PC Keyboard on Mac by Remapping Command & Option Keys

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 20:41
Macs can use nearly all keyboards built for Windows PC, whether they are USB or Bluetooth, but you may notice that the layout of some of the modifier keys are different on a Mac keyboard from the layout of a Windows keyboard. Specifically, the WINDOWS and ALT key of a Windows keyboard are switched compared ... Read More

iPhone or iPad Capitalizing Random Words? Try This Workaround

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:47
Many users with iOS 11 are noticing that their iPad and iPhone will randomly capitalize words that were typed in the middle of sentences. For example, a sentence May look Like This with Randomly capitalized Words for No apparent reason, requiring Many manual Corrections Of what you have Typed. The random capitalization issue has been ... Read More

How to Change a Third Party Apple ID Email to iCloud Email

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 20:29
You can now change the email address used as your Apple ID from third party emails to an @icloud email address, if you so desire. This means if your current Apple ID email login is something like “BloatedPetriDish99@hotmail.com” you can change it to an Apple domain like @icloud.com. Note this is completely different from changing ... Read More

How to Enter DFU Mode on iPhone X, iPhone 8, & iPhone 8 Plus

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 21:14
Rarely, iPhone users need to enter DFU mode to initiate a low-level device restore with the help of a computer and iTunes. Entering DFU mode on iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus is different than getting into DFU mode on earlier iPhone models, so if you’re an owner of one of these devices ... Read More

How to Check if iPhone is New, Refurbished, or Replacement

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 21:20
If you’re buying a used iPhone or repairing an iPhone, you may wonder if you can find out if the iPhone was bought as new, is a refurbished model, or is a replacement device provided by Apple via a service request. Wonder no more, you can use an interesting device model identifier trick to discover ... Read More

How to Get Siri to Read News of the Day to You in iOS

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 21:41
Siri for iOS can now play short daily news digests by request, allowing you to quickly hear news recaps from some popular mainstream news outlets and media sources. This is a handy feature if you want to get a quick blurb about what’s apparently newsworthy on a given day, and it works the same on ... Read More

Singing Animoji Alien & Dog in New iPhone X Commercials from Apple [Videos]

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 21:40
Apple is airing new iPhone commercials to show off the Animoji feature of iPhone X. Animoji are animated emoji icons that are unique to iPhone X, and they use the devices front facing camera to mimic the facial expressions and mouth movements of the person creating an Animoji on their iPhone. In the two new ... Read More

How to Force Quit Multiple Mac Apps Simultaneously

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 22:07
You probably know the various different methods for how to force quit apps on the Mac by now, but a lesser known capability is that Mac OS allows you to force quit multiple apps at the same time. This can be a great trick when troubleshooting, as well as a just a nice way to ... Read More

How to Enable Type to Siri on iPhone and iPad

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 20:37
Type to Siri for iOS allows you to interact with Siri by typing text commands on an iPhone or iPad, using either the onscreen software keyboard or an external keyboard. All of the Siri commands you’re used to using work through Type to Siri, it’s just the command entering process that is different as you ... Read More

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Update, Security Update 2018-001 for Sierra & El Capitan Released to Mac Users

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 19:23
Apple has released the final version of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 for Mac users running the High Sierra operating system. Apple has also released security updates for Mac users running MacOS Sierra and Mac OS X El Capitan, along with iOS 11.2.5 for iPhone and iPad, and updates to watchOS and tvOS. The macOS High ... Read More

iOS 11.2.5 Update Download Released for iPhone and iPad

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 19:12
Apple has released iOS 11.2.5 for iPhone and iPad. The final version of iOS 11.2.5 includes bug fixes, security enhancements, along with support for the HomePod speaker system from Apple, and a new capability for Siri to read short news digests to you. Additionally, Apple has released software updates for Mac as macOS 10.13.3 and ... Read More