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How to Use Touch ID to Authenticate sudo on Mac OS

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 20:12
If you have a Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro and you’re a frequent command line user, you may appreciate a trick that allows you to use Touch ID to authenticate sudo and su, rather than typing out your password in the Terminal like some kind of digital neanderthal. One notable problem (or trade-off) is that ... Read More

How to Prevent macOS High Sierra from Automatically Downloading

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:33
If you’re on a Mac with recent macOS release (Sierra or El Capitan), then Apple is defaulting to try and automatically downloading the 5GB installer for macOS High Sierra in the background to your computer. When the download completes, the Mac then sends you a notification suggesting that High Sierra is ready to install, with ... Read More

How to Stop Autoplay Video in Chrome

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 21:24
Have you ever wondered how to stop autoplay video in Chrome? You’re not alone, since most users consider autoplaying video and autoplaying audio on the web to be annoying. The good news is that with a little secret settings adjustment you can easily disable autoplay video and autoplay audio on Chrome for Mac, Windows, Linux, ... Read More

How to Change the MacOS High Sierra System Font to Lucida Grande

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 20:41
Do you wish you had Lucida Grande as the system font in macOS High Sierra? Wish no more, it’s possible to easily change the system font away from San Francisco and to the fan favorite Lucida Grande again in macOS 10.13. Some of you are probably confused so let’s cover some quick background; Some Mac ... Read More

How to Access AirDrop on iOS 11 Control Center

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 19:34
You might be wondering where AirDrop went in iOS 11 Control Center, and you’re probably not alone. AirDrop allows for rapid wireless transfer of pictures and files between iOS devices or Macs, and is one of the more convenient features available on the Apple platforms. Many users quickly enable and access AirDrop through Control Center ... Read More

How to Force Restart iPhone X

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:41
If you need to force restart an iPhone X you will need to learn a new method, because Apple has changed how you force reboot iPhone X compared to prior iPhone models. This is partially because the iPhone X no longer has a Home button, so the longstanding method of forced rebooting is no longer ... Read More

Beta 4 of iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2, tvOS 11.2, Released for Testing

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:17
Apple has released iOS 11.2 beta 4, along with watchOS 4.2 beta 4 and tvOS 11.2 beta 4. Yesterday, Apple released macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta 4 as well. iOS 11.2 beta includes support for Apple Pay Cash, which is a peer to peer payment service that allows iMessage users to send cash back and ... Read More

Download iOS 11.1.2 Update with Bug Fixes for iPhone X [IPSW Links]

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:55
Apple has released iOS 11.1.2 for iPhone and iPad users. The small point release software update appears to primarily focus on solving two particular issues with iPhone X, including a problem where the iPhone X screen becomes unresponsive in cold weather, and with distorted video capture on iPhone X. Despite the software update release notes ... Read More

How to Access iCloud Drive from Command Line in Mac OS

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:33
Some Mac users may need to access iCloud Drive from the Terminal in Mac OS. But if you have tried to access iCloud Drive via command line on your own, you may have noticed it does not appear in the user Home directory. This is because iCloud Drive is actually locate elsewhere in Mac OS, ... Read More

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Beta 4 Released for Testing

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:32
Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta 4 for Mac users enrolled in the beta testing program. This is the second beta update released this week after beta 3 was issued several days ago, suggesting that development pace has accelerated. Betas of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 appear to focus mostly on bug fixes and ... Read More

How to Translate Languages with Siri on iPhone and iPad

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:24
Whether you’re a frequent traveler, simply learning a new language, or interacting with someone who speaks in a different language, Siri for iOS now has the fantastic ability to translate between languages on the fly. For example, you can ask Siri to say “I need a taxi ride to the airport” in French, and Siri ... Read More

How to Quit Apps on iPhone X

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:23
Want to quit apps on iPhone X? Maybe an app is misbehaving or draining your battery, or maybe you don’t want to updating or doing things in the background. If you need to quit running apps on iPhone X, you may have noticed that the traditional swipe up gesture does not work to close the ... Read More

Resolving Wi-Fi Issues in macOS High Sierra

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 20:09
Some MacOS High Sierra users have reported issues with wireless networking after updating their Mac to the latest system software version. The problems may range from difficulties connecting to wi-fi networks, dropping wi-fi connections (particularly after waking from sleep), sluggish wireless speeds, and other frustrating connectivity problems with wi-fi networks. This article will attempt to ... Read More

iOS 11.2 Beta 3, macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Beta 3 Released for Testing

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:17
Apple has released beta software updates for their entire operating system suite, including iOS 11.2 beta 3, watchOS 4.2 beta 3, tvOS 11.2 beta 3, and macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta 3. Perhaps most notable is the introduction of the Apple Pay Cash feature in the iOS 11.2 betas, which allow users to send payments ... Read More

How to Activate Reachability on iPhone X

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 18:31
iPhone X offers the helpful Reachability feature, which shifts everything down from the top of the iPhone screen so that it can be more easily reached by a single finger or tap. Reachability was first unveiled on the iPhone Plus series and has a strong following of users, but if you want to use Reachability ... Read More

Can You Use iPhone X Without Face ID? Yes! Face ID Questions, Answered

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 18:38
There are a lot of questions out there about using iPhone X and the new Face ID feature, which scans your face to unlock your iPhone X. Some people want to know if they can use iPhone X without Face ID, and without the iPhone X ever using facial recognition for unlocking the iPhone and ... Read More

iPhone Restore from iTunes Backup Taking Forever? Here’s the Fix

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 20:27
Whether you’re setting up a new iPhone, migrating to an iPhone X from an old iPhone, or just restoring an iPhone through iTunes for troubleshooting or some other reason, the process of restoring an iTunes backup to an iPhone should not take an excessively long amount of time. But sometimes a peculiar situation can happen ... Read More

iOS 11.1.1 Update Available to Download, Fixes Question Mark Bug

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 18:13
Apple has released iOS 11.1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, a minor point release update with bug fixes. The update is recommended for all users running a prior version of iOS 11. Notably, the iOS 11.1.1 software update aims to fix the prolific and annoying bug which causes the “i” character to be replaced ... Read More

How to Migrate to New iPhone X from an Old iPhone the Fast Way

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 20:32
Did you get a new iPhone X and now you want to migrate all of your data and stuff from an older iPhone to the new iPhone X? It’s easy to migrate everything from an old iPhone to a brand new iPhone X and transfer all of your data with you. This walkthrough will show ... Read More

How to Disable Face ID on iPhone X (Temporarily)

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 19:45
Want to temporarily disable Face ID on iPhone X? If you want to quickly turn off Face ID on iPhone X so that it can not use facial recognition to unlock the device, you can disable the feature with a variety of different methods. Note this doesn’t turn off Face ID permanently, it just disables ... Read More