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  • How to Use iPhone Keyboard as Trackpad with 3D Touch

    1:46pm By Paul Horowitz
    Navigating around text blocks in iOS is typically done by hunting and pecking with a finger to tap in between precisely the write characters or words. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that approach and that’s what we have all become used to on the…
  • How to Download Photos from iCloud to Mac or Windows PC the Easy Way

    Thu 1:41pm By Paul Horowitz
    One of the most common questions regarding using iCloud and iCloud Photo Library is how to download photos from iCloud once they have been stored there. This is a deceptively simple question, and we’re going to push aside any of the complexities of…
  • How to Remove a Symbolic Link (Symlink)

    Wed 3:42pm By Paul Horowitz
    Removing a symbolic link is achieved through the command line, and as we’ll show you, there actually two different ways to undo a soft link. This is aimed at users who spend a lot of time at the command line, but for the less familiar, symbolic links are…
  • How to Create an @iCloud.com Email Address

    Tue 8:32pm By Paul Horowitz
    If you created an Apple ID based on your own unique email address and use that for logging in to iCloud and other Apple services, you may have missed the part where you can create a new separate @icloud.com email address. Not to worry though, if you decide you…
  • See Flight Info on iPhone with a Quick Tap Trick

    Tue 3:52pm By Paul Horowitz
    iOS has an excellent flight-lookup feature which allows users to instantly get flight information about planes that are coming and going. All you need to use this great ability is a flight number embedded somewhere, like a text message, email, note, or…
  • How to Increase All System Font Size in Mac OS X

    Mon 3:12pm By Paul Horowitz
    Mac OS X defaults to a predefined set system font size for all onscreen text and user interface elements, and while many users will find the default text size to be sufficient, some users may wish the system font size was larger, and some may wish the Mac…
  • First Beta Builds of OS X 10.11.6, iOS 9.3.3, tvOS 9.2.2 Arrive

    Mon 1:32pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released the first beta testing versions of multiple system software updates, including OS X 10.11.6 beta 1, iOS 9.3.3 beta 1, tvOS 9.2.2 beta 1. Presumably the beta releases will focus primarily on bug fixes and feature enhancements, which is…
  • iPhone Screen Turned Black and White Suddenly?! Here’s the Fix

    Sun 5:19pm By Paul Horowitz
    Have you ever discovered your iPhone to suddenly be black and white display? If this has happened to you, then seemingly out of the blue, the iPhone screen is no longer showing color, and instead everything is stuck in black and white mode. This is fairly…
  • Use an Animated GIF as Wallpaper in Mac OS X with GIFPaper

    Sat 3:13pm By Paul Horowitz
    Have you ever wished the wallpaper on your Mac was animated? One common trick to achieve that effect is to set a screen saver as the desktop wallpaper in Mac OS X, which looks great but can wind up using a fair amount of processor to display the animations,…
  • How to Delete iPhoto Library, but Why You Probably Don’t Need to

    May 20, 2016, 6:36 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Now that most Mac users have migrated their pictures from iPhoto to Photos app in Mac OS X, when you’re absolutely certain that all the pictures have come through successfully you may decide to delete the old iPhoto Library file on the Mac. This is usually…
  • How to Get Transit Directions in Maps on iPhone

    May 20, 2016, 3:21 pm By Paul Horowitz
    While iPhone users of Google Maps have been able to get directions around cities with transit options for quite some time, the feature has recently come to the bundled Apple Maps app as well. This means if you’re in a global city or metro area with a mass…
  • Access Alternate Contact Methods from Messages with 3D Touch on iPhone

    May 19, 2016, 4:46 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Most iPhone users who are communicating in the Messages app will leave the application and then launch Mail or the Phone app if they wish to continue a conversation through a phone call, FaceTime, or email. For modern iPhones with 3D Touch screens, there’s…
  • Workaround for Freezing Macs with OS X 10.11.5 and OS X 10.11.4?

    May 19, 2016, 3:24 pm By Paul Horowitz
    As we mentioned months ago, some unlikely Mac users have been experiencing random frequent system freezes since updating to OS X 10.11.4 and/or OS X 10.11.5. The problem is not a subtle one and you’re already well aware if it impacts you; at random, the…
  • How to Show Password Hints at Login in Mac OS X

    May 18, 2016, 5:29 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Assuming you use FileVault or don’t have automatic login enabled on a Mac, anytime the computer is rebooted you will be presented with a login and password screen. For users who change their passwords often, or who are just on the forgetful side of things, a…
  • How to Disable “Connect” Tabs and Apple Music in iTunes

    May 18, 2016, 3:37 pm By Paul Horowitz
    If you don’t use the Apple Music subscription service and you don’t have a need for the “Connect” tab in iTunes, you’ll probably find it helpful to know that you can clean up the interface a bit by disabling Apple Music and completely hiding the…