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How to Delete Touch Bar Data from MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 21:27
The Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro stores additional data for the Touch Bar and Touch ID sensor that is not erased by default if you format a Mac or reinstall MacOS system software. Thus, if you want to completely clear out and erase all Touch Bar data, you will need to manually intervene via a ... Read More

How to Stop Enhanced Notifications Waking a Mac from Sleep

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 21:32
If you regularly sleep your Mac, you may have noticed that sometimes the Mac will wake itself up and show a notification on the screen, even if the screen is locked and otherwise password protected with the login screen. These notifications that wake a Mac from sleep are called “Enhanced Notifications” and they can originate ... Read More

How to Download Safari Technology Preview for Mac

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 21:59
Some Mac users may be interested in downloading and using an alternative developer-focused build of Safari called Safari Technology Preview. Safari Technology Preview is aimed at more advanced Mac users who want to get an early look at upcoming features and technologies in future final Safari builds. For example, Safari Technology Preview allows disabling autoplay ... Read More

iOS 11.2.5 Beta 2 Released for Testing

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 18:37
Apple has released iOS 11.2.5 for iPhone and iPad users engaged in the beta testing programs. The new beta build likely focuses on bug fixes and enhancements to the mobile operating system, perhaps addressing some lingering issues with iOS 11, and is unlikely to include any new features. Anyone enrolled in the iOS beta testing ... Read More

How to Reset DNS Cache in macOS High Sierra

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 22:06
Need to reset and clear DNS cache in macOS High Sierra? Some Mac users may need to occasionally reset their local DNS cache, typically because the Mac DNS settings have changed, or a particular name server or domain is cached and they need to flush existing DNS cache. While it’s most often web developers, systems ... Read More

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Beta 2 Released for Testing

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 20:57
Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Beta 2 for Mac users involved in beta testing the operating system. MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3 beta 2 likely continues to focus on bug fixes and minor enhancements, perhaps addressing some lingering issues that some High Sierra users may have experienced. Users who are enrolled in the macOS ... Read More

How to Use Animoji on iPhone X

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 21:47
Animoji is one of the major new software features available on iPhone X. For the unfamiliar, Animoji are animated cartoon renditions of things like a smiling pile of fecal matter, a unicorn, dog, cat, chicken, panda, pig, fox, alien, and other figures, and the Animoji feature works by using the Face ID front-facing iPhone camera ... Read More

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