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iOS 11.4 Beta 4 & macOS 10.13.5 Beta 4 Available for Testing

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 19:00
Apple has released iOS 11.4 beta 4 alongside macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 beta 4 to users enrolled in the respective beta testing programs. Additionally, Apple has released watchOS 4.3.1 beta 4 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 11.4 beta 4 for Apple TV. The beta builds of iOS 11.4 and macOS 10.13.5 are likely to focus ... Read More

How to Use Portrait Camera on iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, & iPhone 7 Plus

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 17:05
Portrait Camera mode is a nice feature available to some of the newer iPhone models. As the name implies, it’s ideally suited for taking portraits of people, animals, or objects, and it uses a digital blur to create a depth effect on captured images. Portrait Camera mode can be used on select new iPhone models, ... Read More

How to Use iPhone Speakerphone

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 20:04
Speakerphone is a commonly used feature that allows an iPhone phone call to play the sound output through the devices speakers rather than only the ear speaker or headphones. Many people use speakerphone as a method of hands-free phone usage, for when their hands are occupied with other tasks, or even for allowing a phone ... Read More

Play Jelly Mario in a Web Browser for Some Silly Gaming Fun

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 19:45
If you’re a gaming fan and have an affinity for retro Nintendo Mario fun, then the ridiculously silly third-party hack called Jelly Mario is sure to brighten your day. Jelly Mario basically takes the classic Nintendo Super Mario Brothers and wildly adjusts the physics so that everything is a squishy, bouncy, pliable, jelly mess, and ... Read More

How to View & Remove Extended Attributes from a File on Mac OS

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 21:21
Extended Attributes are metadata components that can be unique to specific files and file types on Mac OS. Those extended attributes can be anything from identifying data about the file itself, to quarantine information, origin data, label information, amongst other types of metadata. Sometimes, advanced Mac users may review extended attributes for a file, or ... Read More

How to Use Field Test Mode in iOS 11 and iPhone X

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 19:27
Field Test Mode on iPhone allows users to get detailed information on their cellular signal and cellular connection, and has long been a popular alternate method of displaying the cell signal on iPhones as a number instead of the signal bars or dots. Field Test Mode is undeniably for more advanced purposes, but some casual ... Read More

Beta 3 of iOS 11.4 and macOS 10.13.5 Released for Testing

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 19:05
Apple has released iOS 11.4 beta 3 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 beta 3 for iPhone and iPad, and Mac beta testers, respectively. Additionally, Apple has released tvOS 11.4 beta 3 and watchOS 4.3.1 beta 3 for users beta testing system software on their Apple TV and Apple Watch hardware. The latest beta builds appear ... Read More

Podcasts Playing Too Fast on iPhone? Here’s the Fix

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 19:40
Have you ever noticed your podcast is suddenly playing too fast on an iPhone, and everyone sounds like they’re talking super fast after drinking way too much coffee, or the voices pitch higher like chipmunks? No you aren’t going crazy, and you’re almost certainly not alone! But don’t sweat it, if a podcast is suddenly ... Read More

How to Play FLAC Audio Files on Mac

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 16:14
Want to listen to FLAC audio files on a Mac? Maybe someone sent you an audio file in .flac format and you can’t figure out how to play it? There are several options for playing FLAC in Mac OS, but iTunes is not one of them. Fortunately there are a variety of other choices available ... Read More

How to Stop Fortnite Purchases on iPhone and iPad

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 16:36
Fortnite is the latest gaming craze that seemingly every kid, teenager, and some adults, are obsessed with. The cooperative shooter game may be tons of fun for the players, but what can be less fun is the discovery of a big expensive bill from Fortnite by way of in-app purchases. This article will show you ... Read More

Can’t Save Pictures in Safari on iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7? Here’s Why!

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 09:01
Some newer iPhone users have discovered that they are seemingly unable to save pictures from the web in Safari to iPhone. Typically the attempt to save a web picture goes as follows; an iPhone user attempts to tap-and-hold on an image found on the web, but rather than the familiar “Save” and “Copy” menu appearing ... Read More

MacOS 10.13.4 Update Failed to Complete? Mac Won’t Boot? Troubleshooting Update Failures

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 09:17
Some Mac users have reported installation failures when trying to install MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 update, usually seeing an error about the installation not being able to complete. Sometimes the installer freezes after many hours of being stuck, or sometimes the update seems to install but the Mac refuses to boot as usual afterwards. If ... Read More

How to Check iPhone Battery Health

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 20:14
New versions of iOS for iPhone include a “Battery Health” feature, which, much as it sounds, aims to inform the iPhone user if their iPhone battery is healthy and operating at full potential, and what the maximum capacity of the battery charge is. The Battery Health feature is technically in beta despite being in a ... Read More

iOS 11.3.1 Update Released for iPhone and iPad, Download Now

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 19:36
Apple has released iOS 11.3.1 for iPhone and iPad users. The update is said to include some security updates, and also resolves a problem that caused some iPhone devices with repaired screens to not work as intended. The security updates make the iOS 11.3.1 update relevant to all iPhone and iPad users with devices running ... Read More

MacOS 10.13.4 Security Update 2018-001 for High Sierra Released, Along with Safari 11.1

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 19:25
Apple has released a small security update for Mac users running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4. Mac users running High Sierra, Sierra, and El Capitan will also find an update to Safari available. Separately, a small update versioned as iOS 11.3.1 was released for iPhone and iPad users. The software update for macOS High Sierra is ... Read More

How to Open Website URLs from Anywhere on Mac with Spotlight

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:57
Need to open a website quickly on a Mac? You’re in luck, because you can open a website URL from just about anywhere on a Mac by using Spotlight. This is arguably the fastest way to get to a website by URL, aside from launching a website bookmark from the Mac Dock anyway. You need ... Read More

3D Touch Not Working on iPhone? How to Fix & Troubleshoot 3D Touch

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 17:35
3D Touch is a feature of some newer iPhone screens that allows the display to detect physical pressure, and then respond with a software action. For example, you can 3D Touch on some app icons and add widgets to the Today Widget screen that way. Or you can 3D Touch to print PDF, or use ... Read More

How to Clear Instagram Cache on iPhone

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 18:08
Instagram is a social network centered around photos and photo sharing, and each time you open the app and browse around at pictures, caches of those photos are stored on your iPhone (or Android for that matter). While many apps uses caches to speed things up and to prevent having to re-download images and data ... Read More

How to Sort Notes on iPhone or iPad by Name Title or Date

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:30
The iOS Notes app is a popular way to collect notes of various things, draw sketches and doodles, maintain an image or picture collection, keep some note data password protected and secure, and much more. By default the Notes app for iPhone and iPad will place the most recently edited note at the top of ... Read More

How to Remove Widgets from Today Screen of iPhone or iPad

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:35
The “Today” screen of iOS contains many widgets for things like weather, news and tabloid headlines, calendar, maps, suggested apps, stocks, amongst others. This “Today” screen is available on the left-most screen and is accessible from the lock screen or Home screen of an iPhone or iPad by swiping to the right (unless you disabled ... Read More

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