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  • How to Fix Crashing Apps on iPhone & iPad

    12:52pm By Paul Horowitz
    Though iPhone and iPad apps are generally very stable, sometimes you’ll encounter an application that crashes at random. In iOS, a crashing app usually presents as an app that seems to quit itself immediately, returning back to the Home Screen of the device…
  • How to View Timestamps in Messages for Mac OS X

    Wed 3:08pm By Paul Horowitz
    Messages in OS X has two methods of time-stamping messages; an automatically applied timestamp when a new conversation starts or message is received, and a lesser known ability to view the timestamp of any iMessage or text message sent with the Mac Messages…
  • Change How Safari Clears Downloaded Items List in Mac OS X

    Tue 6:45pm By Paul Horowitz
    Each time you download a file from the web with Safari, it goes into a list of downloaded items contained within the browser. In modern versions of OS X, this downloaded list item deletes itself automatically after a day passes, but if you want to change how…
  • Browse Many Images Easier with Split View in Photos for Mac OS X

    Tue 2:58pm By Paul Horowitz
    The standard viewing window of Photos app in Mac OS X shows a series of thumbnails for each image, and if you double-click on any particular image it gets larger and takes over the app. If you wish to view the next picture, most users will click on the back…
  • OS X El Capitan Developer Beta 8 & Public Beta 6 Released

    Mon 1:32pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released two new beta builds of OS X El Capitan, Developer Beta 8 for those registered in the official Mac Developer Program, and Public Beta 6 for Mac users in the Public Beta test program. The new builds arrive as 15A279b and 15A279d, respectively.…
  • How to Make Apache Start httpd Automatically on Boot in Mac OS X

    Sun 3:13pm By Paul Horowitz
    Mac based web developers are probably familiar with manually starting and stopping the Apache web server in OS X through the command line by now, but if you want Apache to start itself automatically upon boot and reboot of a Mac, you’ll want to go a step…
  • How to Disable Video Auto-Playing on Twitter for iOS

    Sat 1:56pm By Paul Horowitz
    Twitter is a really great social service which allows you to curate a feed of nearly anything that interests you, whether it’s news, tech advice, recipes, pictures, jokes, celebrity updates, whatever. But the Twitter app for iPhone and iPad defaults to…
  • Setting Wallpaper from the Command Line in Mac OS X

    Fri 2:40pm By Paul Horowitz
    Ever wished you could set a Macs wallpaper image from the command line in OS X? As a matter of fact, you can change the desktop background picture from the terminal, which can be useful for a variety of situations ranging from inclusion in a setup script, to…
  • How to Show All Possible Screen Resolutions for a Display in Mac OS X

    Aug 27, 2015, 4:14 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Though it’s generally recommended to use the ‘Default for display’ screen resolution option, Mac users who connect their computer to an external display or TV may find it helpful to be able to see, access, and use all possible display resolutions for a…
  • September 9 Event Scheduled by Apple, ‘Hey Siri, give us a hint’

    Aug 27, 2015, 1:30 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has sent invitations to selected media outlets for a September 9 event at the Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco, California. Presumably this event will be where the iPhone 6S is unveiled, perhaps alongside the rumored new Apple TV. A teasing…
  • How to ‘UnTrust’ All Computers from iPhone & iPad

    Aug 26, 2015, 3:43 pm By Paul Horowitz
    When you connect an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a computer, you’ll see a familiar “Trust This Computer?” pop-up on the iOS device screen with two options “Trust” and “Don’t Trust”. If you intend to use the computer with the iOS device users…
  • How to Change the Search Engine in Safari for Mac OS X

    Aug 25, 2015, 2:24 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Mac users who favor the Safari browser as their primary means of web access in OS X may find it helpful to switch the search engine used by default in Safari. This determines which web search tool is used through the URL address bar and elsewhere in Safari.…
  • How to Restore a Mac from a Time Machine Backup

    Aug 24, 2015, 3:53 pm By Paul Horowitz
    While Macs have a great reputation for being stable and rarely experiencing major issues, the reality is that sometimes things can go wrong. Typically this happens when either a hard drive fails or an OS X system update goes completely awry, but if you have…
  • Limit Animations on Apple Watch with Reduce Motion

    Aug 23, 2015, 3:27 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple makes heavy usage of eye candy zooming and zipping around animation effects on Apple Watch, iOS, and OS X, which can look nice in some situations, but can also cause nausea and vertigo to some users who are particularly sensitive to the unpleasant…
  • Faulty iPhone 6 Plus Cameras to Be Replaced Free by Apple

    Aug 22, 2015, 2:50 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has launched a replacement program for malfunctioning rear cameras on some iPhone 6 Plus models. The affected iPhone 6 Plus devices have a camera component failure which causes photos and video taken with the devices rear camera to appear blurry rather…
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