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How to Write Image Files to SD Card with dd from Command Line of Mac or Linux

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:41
Need to write an image file to an SD card? The command line ‘dd’ tool can do that for you, writing a disk image .img file to an SD card with minimal effort. A nice perk to using ‘dd’ for writing image files to an SD card is that it works for Mac OS as ... Read More

How to Delete Specific Safari History on Mac

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 21:12
Did you know that you can delete any specific Safari history item from the web browsers history stored on a Mac? While many Mac Safari users likely already know they can clear Safari history for the past hour, day, two days, or clear all history from the browser, far fewer users know that it’s possible ... Read More

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.5 Beta 2 Released for Testing

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:53
Apple has released the second beta version of macOS 10.13.5 High Sierra for Mac users involved in the system software beta testing program. MacOS 10.13.5 beta 2 arrives a day after iOS 11.4 beta 2 became available, the latter of which also just became available to public beta testers. MacOS 10.13.5 appears to focus on ... Read More

How to Set an “Out of Office” Auto-Reply Email Message on iPhone or iPad

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 20:19
If you’re an iPhone or iPad user with an Exchange email account configured on your device, you can setup auto-responders for automatic “Out of Office” or vacation auto-reply messages. Effectively this means that if someone sends you an email, your iOS device will automatically respond with a pre-defined message to that recipient, usually saying something ... Read More

iOS 11.4 Beta 2 Released for Testing

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 19:00
Apple has released new beta versions of their various operating systems, including iOS 11.4 beta 2, tvOS 11.4 beta 2, and watchOS 4.3.1 beta 2. Presumably, macOS 10.13.5 High Sierra beta 2 will arrive shortly for Mac beta testers. iOS 11.4 beta appears to be working mostly on bug fixes and minor enhancements to the ... Read More

How to Enable Dark Mode on Twitter for iPhone and iPad

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 18:57
Twitter for iOS offers a “Dark Mode” setting that shifts the apps appearance to a darker color spectrum of grays, blues, and blacks, making it easier on the eyes at night or in dimmer lighting situations. Of course some users may just prefer the Twitter app appearance when in dark mode or night mode too, ... Read More

How to Use the Fast & Private CloudFlare DNS on iPhone or iPad

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 18:51
If you’re interested in using the Cloudflare DNS service on an iPhone or iPad, you’ll find it’s a fairly easy configuration process to setup your iOS device to use the ultra-fast and privacy-focused DNS service. This tutorial will detail that setup process. If this sounds like Greek, then here’s a super quick background: DNS is ... Read More

MacBook Can’t Use Mouse & Trackpad at the Same Time? Here’s the Fix

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 21:04
Some Mac users may find that if they connect an external mouse or trackpad to their MacBook or MacBook Pro, the internal built-in trackpad then no longer works. This may appear like a bug, and some users may think it’s a hardware problem, but the good news is that the inability to use both a ... Read More

How to Find & Compare File Differences Side-By-Side with BBEdit for Mac

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 19:58
Need to compare two files side-by-side for differences? BBEdit for Mac makes finding and identifying file differences extremely easy with any compatible text format. This is a great solution for developers, programmers, writers, or anyone else who works with code, scripts, or plain text documents frequently and wants an easy way to check for differences ... Read More

How to Offload Apps on iPhone or iPad to Free Up Storage Space

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:03
The ability to offload apps from an iPhone or iPad offers an alternative method to save storage space on an iOS device, as offloading apps removes the app from the device while still preserving that apps related data. Preserving the apps data is what makes offloading apps unique and different from simply uninstalling an iOS ... Read More

How to Access & Search Safari History on Mac

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 19:31
Just about all modern web browsers default to maintaining a history log of your web browsing activity, and Safari for Mac is no different. This article will focus on how to access your Safari history on the Mac, and also how to search Safari browsing history for specific words, terms, and matches. Accessing and searching ... Read More

How to Use Cloudflare DNS on Mac OS for Speed & Privacy

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 21:08
CloudFlare now has a consumer DNS service that is very fast and also centered around privacy. CloudFlare DNS says they won’t log IP addresses or sell your data, which in the modern era is perhaps more important than ever for users who value the vague concept of internet privacy. This article will show you how ... Read More

Fix Cellular Data Not Working on iPhone X or iPhone with iOS 11

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 16:56
Some iPhone users may find that cellular data is suddenly not working. The inability to transmit cellular data can seemingly happen spontaneously, and while you can typically still make or receive a phone call when this happens, you just can’t send or receive any data transmission for things like using the web, imessage, social media, ... Read More

How to Disable All Vibration on iPhone Completely

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 20:24
The iPhone defaults to having two kinds of alerts, an auditory alert and a vibration alert, so if your iPhone is ringing or getting a message then your phone will make a sound as well as buzz. If you flip the Mute switch on the iPhone, then the auditory alerts will silence, but you’ll still ... Read More

Mac Mouse Double-Clicking Instead of Single Clicking? Here’s the Fix

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 20:11
Some Mac users may encounter a weird issue where they attempt to single click their mouse or trackpad but a double-click is registered instead of the intended single click. This is obviously frustrating since a double-click in the wrong place can perform actions you may not want to perform, like full screening a window or ... Read More

How to Exclude a Word with grep

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 21:21
The grep command line tool is wildly useful for searching through text data for lines and snippets that match a defined string, character, word, or regular expression. While most uses of grep are for sorting data for syntax matches, what if you want to exclude a word or string with grep instead? Excluding line matches ... Read More

How to Run 64-Bit Only Mode Mac OS

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 20:22
Advanced Mac users, administrators, and developers who wish to test Mac OS in 64-bit mode can do so with the help of a terminal command. Essentially this will only allow 64-bit applications and processes to run on the Mac, which can be helpful for discovering what (if any) apps, tasks, components, processes, and items may ... Read More

MacOS 10.13.5 Beta 1 Released for Testing

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 04:01
Apple has released the first beta version of MacOS High Sierra 10.13.5 for users participating in the Mac system software beta testing program. The macOS 10.13.5 beta 1 release comes a day after the first beta of iOS 11.4 arrived for iPhone and iPad. MacOS 10.13.5 beta 1 presumably focuses on bug fixes and security ... Read More

How to Mute Dial Sounds on iPhone

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 20:25
iPhone users may wonder how they can mute the dialing sound effects that are played when a phone number is being dialed into the numeric keypad on an iPhone. Each time you press a number button on the phone keyboard, a new sound effect plays. Some of you may be thinking, that’s great and all ... Read More

How to Turn Off Safari Suggestions on Mac

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 21:59
The Safari browser for Mac offers a feature called “Safari Suggestions” which detects what you’re typing into the URL bar / search box and, much like the name implies, offers suggestions based on what you typed. For example, if you type “AAPL” into the Safari Search box, you’ll see the stock price for that ticker ... Read More