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  • How to Reduce Transparency on Apple Watch

    Sun 4:02pm By Paul Horowitz
    The Apple Watch user interface uses transparency in the Glances screens and elsewhere to add a subtle layering effect to the appearance of things on display. This is mostly an eye-candy effect, and while it’s quite subtle some users may wish to turn…
  • The Mac “Startup Disk Almost Full” Message and How to Fix It

    Sat 3:31pm By Paul Horowitz
    Many Mac users will inevitably see the “Your startup disk almost full” error message show up in OS X, with a vague note to delete some files in order to make more space available on the Mac. While you can disregard the message for a little while, it will…
  • How to Read a Message Without Sending Read Receipt on iPhone with 3D Touch

    Fri 1:55pm By Paul Horowitz
    The iOS Messages app defaults to sending what is called a “read receipt” when an iMessage is opened and read within the application. That Read Receipt feature can be helpful for some conversations but it’s not always desired for every message, and though…
  • How to Switch Multiple Instagram Profiles & Accounts on iPhone Easily

    Thu 4:20pm By Paul Horowitz
    Many Instagram users have multiple IG accounts, perhaps a public facing Instagram profile (often referred to as ‘finstagram’, short for “fake instagram”), a more private Instagram profile (the “rinsta” for ‘real instagram’), a profile for their…
  • How to Turn Off Contacts Found in Mail from Mac OS X

    Thu 3:43pm By Paul Horowitz
    Modern versions of Mail app for Mac OS X and iOS default to scanning through email content to suggest contacts and fill in additional information about existing contacts. While this can offer a convenient way of easily filling in and uncovering contact…
  • How to Make an HTML Signature for Mail in Mac OS X

    Wed 3:41pm By Paul Horowitz
    Many users like to set a signature to be automatically included in their outbound emails, and for those who like to have a stylized and somewhat interactive email signature, they’ll want to create what’s called an HTML signature. An HTML signature allows…
  • How to Disable Contacts Found in Mail in iOS

    Tue 1:29pm By Paul Horowitz
    The latest versions of iOS support a feature which scans a users mailboxes for contacts and contact information. While this feature can be really helpful in potentially identifying callers and contacts, it can also lead to erroneous information being filled in…
  • AirDrop Not Showing Up in iOS Control Center? This is the Easy Fix

    Feb 1, 2016, 6:44 pm By Paul Horowitz
    AirDrop is a great file sharing protocol for iOS and OS X that allows users to quickly and easily send files, photos, contacts, and other data back and forth between iPhones, iPads, iPod touch, and Mac OS X. But sometimes AirDrop doesn’t show up at all in…
  • How to Rotate Videos in Mac OS X

    Feb 1, 2016, 2:08 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Have you ever had a video that was recorded vertically or sideways, and you wish it was orientated either horizontally or otherwise rotated? This is often the case with videos recorded on iPhone or Android phones shot with the notorious Vertical Video…
  • iPhone Battery Percentage Stuck Not Updating on 6s or 6s Plus? Here’s a Fix

    Jan 31, 2016, 7:10 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Some iPhone users have discovered their devices battery life percentage indicator within the status bar is stuck and not updating, only to then have the percent jump way down, sometimes to the point where the iPhone is about to run out of battery. This seems…
  • Enable Do Not Disturb on Apple Watch Quickly

    Jan 31, 2016, 5:26 pm By Paul Horowitz
    A large part of the utility with Apple Watch is receiving notifications and alerts which can be quickly sorted through, addressed, or dismissed right on your wrist. While you can quickly clear out the notifications, sometimes you just want peace and quiet…
  • How to Disable Shake To Undo on iPhone & iPod Touch

    Jan 30, 2016, 4:26 pm By Paul Horowitz
    The iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch uses a physical Shake to Undo and Shake to Redo feature to serve as the equivalent of “undo” and “redo” keys, since unlike the iPad, the iPhone and iPod touch lack screen buttons for those functions. And if you’re…
  • How to Use Slide Over Multitasking on iPad

    Jan 29, 2016, 2:29 pm By Paul Horowitz
    iOS for iPad has dramatically improved multitasking with Spit View dual-pane apps and its counterpart, Slide Over. The Slide Over feature lets you quickly reference, use, and access secondary apps on the iPad without having to enter into full fledged split…
  • The “Optimizing Your Mac” Notification in OS X Explained

    Jan 28, 2016, 3:08 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Some Mac users may see a notification alert pop-up from OS X in the corner of their display with a message stating “Optimizing Your Mac – Performance and battery life may be affected until completed.” While there aren’t any additional details offered…
  • Save the Mac App Store Password for Free Downloads in OS X

    Jan 27, 2016, 2:47 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Having to constantly enter the Apple ID password to download free apps from the Mac App Store is kind of annoying, but thanks to a new settings option you can stop the authentication requirement for free apps while still maintaining it for paid app downloads…