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How to Tag Files on iPhone and iPad

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 19:13
Using file tags can help to arrange, organize, and prioritize documents, files, and data. Now that iOS has a dedicated Files app for the iPhone and iPad, you might find it helpful to know that you can tag any items, files, documents, images, or anything else stored within the Files app of iOS, much like ... Read More

How to Show a List of All Calendar Events on Mac

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 22:21
If you use the Calendar app on Mac and iOS, your calendar events will seamlessly sync between all Apple devices using the same Apple ID. While the iPhone and iPad have easy ways to display a Calendar in List View from iOS, the Mac doesn’t have the same simple toggle functionality to see a list ... Read More

How to Keep Folders on Top When Sorting by Name in Mac OS Finder

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 19:08
By default, if you sort a directory by name in the Mac OS Finder, you will find that both files and folders are arranged alongside one another based upon an alphabetical sorting of their names. This is great for many users, but if you have a large folder with many subfolders and files, it can ... Read More

How to Use Apple SuperDrive with Windows and PC

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 16:57
Macs no longer have internal DVD and CD-RW drives, but for Mac users who still need to use optical discs the Apple SuperDrive offers an external all-in-one USB solution that can read and write both CD and DVD discs, all you have to do is plug it into a USB port on the Mac and ... Read More

How to Access Control Center on iPhone X

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 20:36
As you likely know by now, Control Center is the customizable action screen on iOS that allows you to quickly adjust brightness, volume, wi-fi, bluetooth, music, AirDrop, access a flash light, Do Not Disturb mode, and much more. But if you have an iPhone X, than accessing Control Center will be different than what gesture ... Read More

How to Convert Animoji to GIF on iPhone with Workflow

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 20:29
If you’ve been using and creating Animoji on iPhone and sharing them with other people, you may have noticed that Animoji are saved and shared as video files in the .mov file format. But Animated GIF files are exceptionally popular, as they loop endlessly on any device or operating system they are received on, and ... Read More

How to Customize Control Center on iPhone and iPad

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 21:02
iPhone and iPad users can now customize Control Center to better suit their needs. For example, if you frequently use Voice Memos, Notes app, Stopwatch, Magnifier, or the Alarm feature, you can add those to Control Center for ultra-fast access from anywhere in iOS. Or if you never use the Flashlight feature or Camera via ... Read More

How to Create an AutoResponder in Mail for Mac

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:43
Have you ever wanted to setup an auto-responder eMail message in the Mac Mail app? Autoresponders allow you to set an “out of office” auto-reply that gets sent automatically as a reply to any inbound email to the Mac Mail app. This is great solution for situations where you’re out of the office, away from ... Read More

Beta 3 of iOS 11.3, macOS 10.13.4 Released for Testing

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:57
Apple has released the third beta version of iOS 11.3, macOS 10.13.4, and tvOS 11.3, to users engaged in the operating system beta testing programs. iOS 11.3 beta 3 presumably focuses on bug fixes and feature enhancements. The most notable changes included a new battery health section of the Settings app, which includes an ability ... Read More

iOS 11.2.6 Update Released with Bug Fixes for iPhone and iPad [IPSW Download Links]

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 22:59
Apple has released iOS 11.2.6 for iPhone and iPad. The software update is intended to fix a bug that causes a specific Telugu character from crashing an iOS device. Additionally, the small system software update patches a bug where some third party apps are not connecting to external accessories. Separately, Apple has also released macOS ... Read More

MacOS 10.13.3 Supplemental Update Released for High Sierra Users

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 22:48
Apple has released a Supplemental Update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. The small system software update includes a patch aimed at addressing an unusual bug that could potentially cause a Mac app to unexpectedly crash when receiving a particular Telugu character. Additionally, Apple has released iOS 11.2.6 along with updates to watchOS and tvOS to ... Read More

How to Make iPhone Speaker Louder Sounding with EQ Settings

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 20:28
The built-in iPhone speaker is fairly loud as is, but if you want your iPhone speaker to sound even louder than you’ll likely enjoy this tip. By adjusting iOS Music equalizer settings, you can boost the sound output volume of music playing from the iPhone (or iPad and iPod touch) speakers, giving the impression of ... Read More

How to Quickly Get Stock Prices from Safari URL Bar on Mac

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 16:20
Safari for Mac can quickly give you stock price quotes for any ticker symbol right from the address bar, offering yet another way to keep track of equities for those who like to follow the day-to-day ride of the stock market. Of course you can just google or web-search for a ticker symbol too, but ... Read More

How to Mute an Entire Web Site in Chrome

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 22:17
The Chrome web browser now allows you to mute any website completely. This is great if you often visit a website that frequently has auto-playing videos or auto-play audio that you’re constantly having to mute, or find and pause – a fairly common situation with many news and sports websites – since you can mute ... Read More

How to Rename Files & Folders in iOS Files App

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 21:07
The iOS Files app and iCloud Drive offer a file system of sorts for the iPhone and iPad. One frequently used capability of file systems is the ability to rename files and folders as necessary, and as you might expect, the Files app for iOS offers this functionality too. Apple is quite consistent with these ... Read More

How to Temporarily Disable Touch ID and Face ID with Siri on iPhone or iPad

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 20:12
If you ever find yourself wanting to disable Touch ID or Face ID authentication methods on an iPhone or iPad, you can easily temporarily disable the biometric authentication in iOS by using a simple Siri command. With Touch ID or Face ID temporarily disabled, the iPhone or iPad must then be unlocked with a passcode ... Read More

How to Completely Disable Private Browsing in iOS on iPhone and iPad

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 21:22
Have you ever wished you could disable Private Browsing mode in Safari for iOS? Using Private Browsing mode in Safari on iPhone and iPad is simple and you can toggle in and out of it at ease at any time. But what if you don’t want Private Browsing mode to be available at all? What ... Read More

How to Save a Webpage as PDF on iPad and iPhone the Easy Way

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 21:53
Want to save a web page as a PDF on iPad or iPhone? Generating PDF files of webpages and web articles is now easier than ever before in iOS, thanks to a new obvious “Create PDF” feature that is available in modern system software releases. Any iPhone or iPad running iOS 11 or later now ... Read More

How to Show Hidden Files on MacOS with a Keyboard Shortcut

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 19:57
Modern versions of Mac OS offer a super-fast and easy way to reveal invisible files on a Mac, all you need to use is a keyboard shortcut. With a simple keystroke, you can instantly show hidden files on a Mac, and with another strike of the same keyboard shortcut, you can instantly hide the hidden ... Read More

How to Watch YouTube Links in Safari on iPhone & iPad Instead of Opening YouTube App

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 15:44
If you have an iPhone or iPad with the third party YouTube app installed, you may notice that when you click to open a YouTube link from Safari or elsewhere, you’ll discover he YouTube app opens to watch the video. This happens even if you want to watch the YouTube video on the YouTube website ... Read More