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  • How to Disable Keyboard Backlighting on MacBook Pro or Air

    Sun 10:59am By Paul Horowitz
    Keyboard backlighting is one of the best keyboard features on Mac laptops, illuminating the keyboard to help you see the keys better in low light situations. And let’s face it, it also just plain looks cool too. Most MacBook Pro, MacBook, and MacBook Air…
  • How to Force Restart iPad Pro

    Sat 2:58pm By Paul Horowitz
    Sometimes you may need to forcibly restart an iPad Pro, usually because of some freezing software or buggy behavior, but sometimes just as a general troubleshooting step. Initiating a forced reboot on iPad Pro models with Face ID and without a Home button is…
  • How to See Recent Files from iOS Home Screen or Dock on iPhone or iPad

    Fri 3:51pm By Paul Horowitz
    If you interact with the Files app frequently in iOS, you might be pleased to discover that the Files app offers a quick and easy way to see recent files, right from the Home screen of iPhone or iPad. Even better, you can launch recent documents directly from…
  • How to See Two Pages of a Pages Document Open Side-by-Side on iPad

    Thu 4:21pm By Paul Horowitz
    If you want to see multiple pages of a Pages app document open at the same time on iPad, you can use the “Two Pages” view to place a multipage document into a side-by-side view, sort of like a split screen mode but for viewing the same document. This…
  • How to Save Voice Memos on the Mac as Audio Files

    Wed 5:26pm By Paul Horowitz
    If you have recorded voice memos on the Mac you may have then decided you’d like to save a voice memo as an audio file. The “File” menu on the Mac has contained the various save and export options since the beginning of the Mac platform, but for whatever…
  • Screen Flickering on Retina MacBook Air 2018? Here’s a Workaround Fix

    Wed 3:01am By Paul Horowitz
    Some 2018 MacBook Air (and possibly 2018 MacBook Pro) computers may exhibit seemingly random screen flickering, where the entire display backlight blinks and flickers. This can be alarming, since often screen flickering indicates a hardware issue. But in this…
  • How to Take Live Photos in FaceTime on iPhone or iPad

    Tue 3:31pm By Paul Horowitz
    You can capture Live Photos of FaceTime video calls at any time during a FaceTime video chat on iPhone or iPad. This offers a fun way to capture moments of a video chat, and just like any other Live Photo, the resulting image will be a short video clip with…
  • How to Reset SMC on MacBook Air & MacBook Pro (2018 and Later)

    Jan 14, 2019, 2:52 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Resetting the SMC on newer model MacBook Air and MacBook Pro computers from the 2018 model year onward is a different process than resetting the Mac SMC on prior Macs, this is because of the T2 security chip that controls Touch ID and secure boot functionality…
  • How to Disable Chrome Automatic Sign-In to Google Services

    Jan 13, 2019, 10:41 am By Paul Horowitz
    The latest versions of Google Chrome have a feature called Chrome sign-in that causes the Chrome web browser to login to itself when you login to another Google web service like Gmail or YouTube. In practice this means you’ll have your Google profile picture…
  • How to Quit Apps on iPhone XS, XR, XS Max

    Jan 12, 2019, 10:41 am By Paul Horowitz
    If you have an iPhone XS, iPhone XR, or iPhone XS Max, you might be wondering how to quit apps and access the multitasking App Switcher, since there is no Home button. Instead, all modern iPhones and iPads without a Home button have the ability to access the…
  • Pretend to be a Movie Hacker with eDEX-UI Terminal Emulator

    Jan 11, 2019, 1:19 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Sci-fi movie fans have undoubtedly seen countless scenes where a character is interacting with some unique looking computer interface, making a mundane task like issuing a shutdown command appear far cooler than it would otherwise be. But have you ever…
  • How to Record Voice Memos on Mac

    Jan 10, 2019, 5:25 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Recording voice notes on the Mac is now easier than ever thanks to the appropriately named Voice Memos application in Mac OS. While Mac users have long been able to record sound and audio with QuickTime Player, the latest versions of MacOS system software…
  • Beta 4 of iOS 12.1.3 and MacOS 10.14.3 Released for Testing

    Jan 10, 2019, 3:00 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released the fourth beta versions of iOS 12.1.3 and macOS Mojave 10.14.3 for users engaged in the beta testing programs. The fourth beta builds of iOS 12.1.3 and macOS 10.14.3 arrive just a few days after Apple released beta 3 of the same system…
  • How to See the Size of App Store Updates on iPhone or iPad

    Jan 9, 2019, 3:32 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Knowing the exact size of an available App Store update before beginning the app update and download process can be helpful for many iPhone or iPad users. The iOS App Store offers the size of available app updates, but you must know where to look to find that…
  • How to Fix Photos App Crashing & Freezing on iPhone or iPad

    Jan 8, 2019, 4:34 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Some iPhone and iPad users may rarely discover the Photos app freezes up when attempting to use it, or the Photos app crashes repeatedly or is unusable when trying to open the app. Typically this is associated with an unresponsive screen as well, and the only…