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  • How to Summarize Lengthy Documents & Pages in Mac OS

    2:13pm By Paul Horowitz
    If you’ve ever encountered a lengthy document or webpage that you want the gist of, but don’t have the time to read or scan through, you can use the excellent Summarize Service in Mac OS X to summarize the text for you. Summarize is adjustable as well,…
  • 2 Ways to Close Tabs in Safari on iPhone

    Tue 6:28pm By Paul Horowitz
    Safari Tabs let you maintain many different webpages and web sites on the iPhone, switching through them as necessary to review different sites and content. For those of us who open a ton of tabs in iOS Safari, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by huge numbers of…
  • Logging In to Apple ID Two-Factor Authentication on Old iPhone & iOS Versions

    Tue 3:21pm By Paul Horowitz
    As many users know, using Two-Factor authentication for an Apple ID provides an additional layer of security for your Apple and iCloud login by requiring a pin code to be entered from an approved device before the Apple ID can be accessed. But the two factor…
  • Manually Check for New eMail in Mail for Mac with a Keyboard Shortcut

    Mon 5:26pm By Paul Horowitz
    The Mail app for Mac will automatically check email accounts for new mail, and with a little customization you can even adjust how often it refreshes and checks for new emails as well. Those settings work fine for many users, but another option is to manually…
  • macOS Sierra 10.12 Beta 7 Available for Testing

    Mon 4:20pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released the seventh beta version of macOS Sierra to users participating in the Mac developer beta testing program. The same build is also available to public beta release testers versioned as macOS Sierra public beta 6. Mac users running a prior…
  • How to Crop Video on Mac with iMovie

    Sun 2:19pm By Paul Horowitz
    If you have ever recorded a video or movie and found that some of the surrounding frame is unnecessary or irrelevant, you can use an editing function to crop down the video to focus on what should be the focus of the movie. This tutorial will show you how to…
  • How to Clean a MacBook Pro Keyboard the Easy Way with Keyboard Cleaner

    Sat 2:15pm By Paul Horowitz
    Cleaning the keyboard on a MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air is a necessary chore from time to time, but it can also be more challenging than expected as anyone who has done so can attest. The moment you start wiping down the Mac keyboard, it’s inevitable…
  • iOS 10 Beta 7 Released for Testing

    Fri 1:23pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released yet another beta release of iOS 10. The new build arrives as Developer Beta 7 and iOS 10 Public Beta 6, and as usual is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices which support the iOS 10 release. Users running an existing beta…
  • Run AppleScript from the Command Line in Mac OS X with osascript

    Fri 12:17pm By Paul Horowitz
    Mac users can run AppleScript from the command line if desired, either by running a script file directly or by giving the osascript command direct plain text script statements. This can be useful for many purposes, but should be particularly nice for users who…
  • How to Upgrade & Replace an SSD in MacBook Air

    Thu 4:26pm By Paul Horowitz
    The MacBook Air is not really thought of as being expandable or upgradeable, but it turns out that with a little effort and patience, you can replace the SSD on the MacBook Air yourself. Changing the SSD on a MacBook Air can allow you to dramatically increase…
  • See Currency Exchange Rates in Stocks App on iPhone

    Thu 2:06pm By Paul Horowitz
    The iPhone Stocks app and Stocks Notification Center widget typically is used to follow markets, ETFs, mutual funds, or individual equities, but with the proper syntax you can add just about any globally traded currency to watch as well. Adding currency to the…
  • How to Disable the Focus Ring Animation in Mac OS X

    Aug 17, 2016, 5:32 pm By Paul Horowitz
    One of the most subtle animations found in Mac OS X and macOS is known as the “focus ring animation”, which is a sort of zooming highlight around where ever the cursor focus goes in a text book. Many users likely haven’t even noticed it, it’s that…
  • How to Turn Off Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID

    Aug 17, 2016, 1:43 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Some users may benefit from enabling Two-Factor Authentication with Apple ID to further protect and secure their devices and data, but sometimes people decide two-factor auth is too much of a hassle and want to disable the feature. If you turn off two-factor…
  • A Broken iPhone Charger: Fix it? Replace it?

    Aug 16, 2016, 5:52 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Having a broken iPhone charger cable is exceptionally annoying, not only because they become extremely delicate and often wind up failing completely, but also because it’s only a matter of time before you’ll need to replace the thing and toss out the…
  • How to Enable SSH on a Mac from the Command Line

    Aug 16, 2016, 1:00 pm By Paul Horowitz
    All modern Macs running macOS or Mac OS X come with SSH pre-installed by default, but the SSH (Secure Shell) daemon is also disabled by default. Advanced Mac users may appreciate knowing the ability to enable SSH and disable SSH are both available entirely…