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  • iPhone 6s Unexpectedly Shuts Down? Apple Might Have a Fix!

    Sat 7:13pm By Paul Horowitz
    Has your iPhone 6s randomly shut itself off for no obvious reason? Typically this happens when the iPhone 6s still has battery power available, but the device dies and powers down anyway. If this has happened to your iPhone 6s, it may be due to a battery…
  • How to Change a User Home Folder Name in Mac OS

    Fri 6:10pm By Paul Horowitz
    Some advanced Mac users may wish to change a users Home directory folder name. This is a fairly unusual scenario that is typically only necessary for very specific reasons, whether a new user account has been added to a Mac, accounts are being merged, a user…
  • iOS 10.2 Beta 5 Released for Testing

    Fri 6:05pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released iOS 10.2 beta 5, just a few days after releasing beta 4 of 10.2. It’s unclear why there was such a rapid release of iOS 10.2 beta 5 so close to the release of the fourth beta, but some speculation suggests the new build could be aimed at…
  • How to Use Voicemail Transcripts on iPhone

    Thu 5:42pm By Paul Horowitz
    The iPhone now has an excellent ability to transcribe voicemails, offering users a transcription of whatever voicemail has been left on the device. The voicemail transcriptions feature happens automatically, listening to your voicemails and transcribing them…
  • Battery Life Draining with MacOS Sierra? Some Tips to Help

    Wed 7:16pm By Paul Horowitz
    Some Mac users may have discovered after updating to MacOS Sierra their Mac seems to have reduced battery life. While faster battery drain on a MacBook Air, MacBook, or MacBook Pro can be alarming, it’s not always a sign of any particular issue, and…
  • Use Low Quality Image Mode to Send Messages from iPhone with Less Data

    Tue 9:12pm By Paul Horowitz
    If you send and receive a lot of picture messages from an iPhone or iPad but you don’t have the most generous data plan in the world, you might want to consider enabling an optional setting which reduces the image quality of pictures sent from iOS Messages.…
  • 6 Color Burst & Drops Wallpapers from MacOS 10.12.2 and iOS 10.2

    Tue 6:39pm By Paul Horowitz
    The latest (beta) versions of macOS Sierra 10.12.2 and iOS 10.2 include new wallpapers, but if you aren’t running beta versions or are generally avoiding the Sierra update or not yet on iOS 10 for whatever reason, you still might appreciate using the…
  • How to Disable Siri on Mac

    Mon 6:49pm By Paul Horowitz
    Some Mac users may wish to turn off Siri on their Mac, perhaps because they aren’t using the Siri service on their computer or maybe they’d rather just use Siri on the iPhone or iPad instead. Regardless of the reason, you can easily disable Siri in Mac OS,…
  • Beta 4 of MacOS Sierra 10.12.2, iOS 10.2, WatchOS 3.1.1

    Mon 6:43pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released the fourth beta versions of their various system software releases, including macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta 4, iOS 10.2 beta 4, and watchOS 3.1.1 beta 4. The new beta updates continue to improve on prior beta releases, focusing on bug fixes and…
  • How to Take Screen Shots of Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

    Nov 27, 2016, 7:43 pm By Paul Horowitz
    The new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has replaced the standard Escape and Function keys with a little dynamically changing screen called the Touch Bar. Some Mac users may wish to take a screenshot of the Touch Bar, perhaps for developing, testing, or sharing…
  • Get iCloud Calendar Spam Invites? How to Stop Them

    Nov 26, 2016, 7:10 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Nobody likes spam, but if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, there’s a good chance you’ve found a new avenue of spam on your Apple device lately: iCloud Calendar spam invites! These spam Calendar invites get forced onto your iPhone or computer as…
  • How to Enable Highest Quality Music Streaming Over Cellular on iPhone

    Nov 25, 2016, 11:25 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Audiophiles who want to listen to the highest quality audio streaming from Apple Music and iTunes Radio from the Music app when on the go can enable an optional high quality streaming option in iOS Music settings. While this improves the sound quality and…
  • Redial the Last Called Phone Number on iPhone Quickly

    Nov 24, 2016, 7:10 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Most iPhone users know that the Phone app keeps track of their outbound and inbound phone calls, and while you can use the Recents list in the Phone app to redial a recently called number, there’s another way to quickly fill in the last dialed number that is…
  • How to Remove the Enhanced Dictation 1.2GB Pack from Mac

    Nov 23, 2016, 8:08 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Dictation on the Mac is fantastic, and if you have chosen to use Enhanced Dictation then you’ve downloaded a 1.2GB voice recognition pack to your Mac locally so that it can improve the overall functionality of the feature. That’s fine and dandy, but at…
  • How to Capitalize Words and Add Periods Automatically in Mac OS

    Nov 22, 2016, 9:04 pm By Paul Horowitz
    The newest versions of MacOS support the ability to automatically capitalize words and to add periods with a double-space, two typing features which originated from the iPhone and iPad world but now are available on the Mac. Auto-capitalize words means that…