How to Find “Details” Button in Messages for iOS 12

Oct 14, 2018 - 4 Comments

Where did Info Details button go in Messages for iOS 12

If you have updated to iOS 12, you may be wondering where did the little Details “(i)” information button go in Messages for iPhone or iPad? The “i” info button in a Message thread used to be always visible in the upper right corner of a message conversation thread on an iPhone or iPad, and when tapped on you get to a “Details” screen with more information about a message thread including details about the contact, a quick ability to call or FaceTime that contact, send and share location with them, hide alerts and adjust read receipt behavior, see attachments and images, and more. Like a variety of other changes in iOS 12, the conversation details and “i” info button has moved in Messages app for iOS 12.

If you can’t find the little tiny “i” info button to get details about a Messages conversation, read on to learn where you can locate the missing ‘i’ button to get more conversation info and options at the Details screen in Messages for iOS 12.

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How to Fix “Cannot Get Mail” Error on iPhone and iPad

Oct 13, 2018 - 3 Comments

How to fix Cannot Get Mail error message in iOS Mail for iPhone or iPad

Rarely, iPhone and iPad users may encounter a “Cannot Get Mail” error message in the Mail app of iOS, indicating that Mail for iOS is unable to retrieve new emails or some other issue with the mail account as configured. The full error message shows up as pop-up window and usually says something along the lines of “Cannot Get Mail – The connection to the server failed.” and is sometimes accompanied by a “Enter the password for the email account” message, along with a small “Account Error” statement at the very bottom of the Mail app of iOS. These errors are understandably annoying since it prevents email from working as expected.

If you see the “Cannot Get Mail” error on Mail app for iPhone or iPad then this tutorial will aim to resolve that error message so that you can send and receive emails as usual again in iOS Mail app.

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How to Enable Dark Mode on MacOS Mojave

Oct 12, 2018 - 6 Comments

How to enable Dark Mode theme in Mac OS

The Dark Mode theme available in MacOS Mojave 10.14 onward offers a unique visual interface and desktop environment to work in, shifting nearly all onscreen visual elements to dark grays and blacks. For many Mac users, the Dark theme is perhaps the most popular new feature to arrive in MacOS Mojave, and the new user interface theme may be the sole reason that some Mac users update to the latest system software release.

You can easily enable Dark mode theme in MacOS while initially configuring MacOS, or you can switch between Dark mode and Light mode appearance at any time by adjusting the Mac OS system settings.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

How to Access & Send Photos in Messages for iOS 12 for iPhone & iPad

Oct 10, 2018 - 2 Comments

How to access Photos from Messages in iOS 12

The Messages app for iOS 12 has changed the way users access all photos from within a message conversation. No longer can you simply tap on the camera button to access your photos library from Messages, in iOS 12 you will instead access your photos from the app icon drawer within the Messages app on iPhone or iPad. This is a subtle change that is somewhat controversial given that it makes selecting photos a bit slower in Messages for iOS 12, but once you learn how the process works you’ll find it’s not particularly difficult.

We’ll show you exactly how to access all photos and your iPhone or iPad photo library from within the Messages app of iOS 12 so that you can easily share pictures, photos, and videos as usual.

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How to Reinstall MacOS Mojave

Oct 10, 2018 - 4 Comments

How to reinstall macOS Mojave system software

Rarely, you may need to reinstall macOS Mojave system software, usually for troubleshooting purposes. Reinstalling MacOS Mojave as discussed here will aim to only reinstall the macOS Mojave system software itself, it will not erase the drive, nor will it remove any user data or user files, making it ideal for troubleshooting.

This walkthrough will show you the easiest way to reinstall macOS Mojave from a Mac that already has macOS Mojave on it by using Recovery Mode.

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Fix Terminal “Operation not permitted” Error in MacOS Mojave

Oct 9, 2018 - 10 Comments

Fix Operation Not Permitted Terminal Error in Mac OS

If you’re a Mac command line user you may have noticed that many frequently used commands entered into the Terminal (or iTerm) result in an “Operation not permitted” error message since updating to MacOS Mojave 10.14 or later. The “Operation not permitted” error in the Terminal can be seen after issuing even simple commands like using ‘ls’ ‘mv’ and ‘cp’ within the users own directory, but also in many other directory locations on the Mac, and when trying to use many defaults commands. Obviously this type of error message makes navigating and using the command line in MacOS Mojave to be quite difficult if not impossible for many purposes. Don’t worry, the Terminal is not broken in new MacOS versions.

This walkthrough will show you how to fix “Operation not permitted” error messages seen at the command line in Terminal for Mac OS in Mojave 10.14 or later.

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iOS 12.1 Beta 3 Available for Testing

Oct 9, 2018 - Leave a Comment

new iOS 12 beta releases

Beta testers of Apple system software will find that iOS 12.1 beta 3 is now available for iPhone and iPad enrolled in the beta testing programs for iOS.

Additionally, watchOS 5.1 beta 3 and tvOS 12.1 beta 3 are available for users participating in the beta testing programs for Apple Watch and Apple TV.

Separately, macOS Mojave 10.14.1 beta 3 is available for Mac beta testers as well.

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MacOS Mojave 10.14.1 Beta 3 Released for Testing

Oct 8, 2018 - 4 Comments

MacOS Mojave beta

Apple has released the third beta version of macOS Mojave 10.14.1 for users enrolled in the developer beta testing program.

Typically the developer beta is released first, and the equivalent public beta is released soon after.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 4 Comments

iOS 12.0.1 Update Released for iPhone & iPad [IPSW Download Links]

Oct 8, 2018 - 24 Comments

iOS 12.0.1 software update

Apple has released iOS 12.0.1 for iPhone and iPad users. The new small software update resolves multiple bugs present in the prior build and is thus recommended for all iPhone and iPad users who are running iOS 12.

iOS 12.0.1 fixes a variety of problems, including where the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max were not charging properly when connected to a Lightning cable, an issue with iPhone XS models joining a slower wi-fi band, an iPad keyboard tweak for the “?123” key, an issue with Bluetooth becoming unavailable, and an issue with subtitles not appearing on some videos. Additionally, some security fixes appear to be included in the iOS 12.0.1 software update. The full release notes are included further below, along with direct download links for iOS 12.0.1 IPSW files.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 24 Comments

How to Disable TV Notifications on iPhone & iPad

Oct 6, 2018 - 3 Comments

Disable TV ad notifications on iPhone or iPad

Have you discovered your iPhone or iPad is getting notifications and alerts for “TV” ads? For example, you might have recently seen a pop-up alert on your iPhone or iPad promoting “TV – Football is Back – Stream live games in the Apple TV App now” which presents itself as a promotion for watching football. Then, if you tap on the “TV” notification, you’ll find it’s sort of like an advertisement for the TV app that asks you to then download other apps or subscribe to various third party services or apps that are not bundled by default on the iPhone or iPad.

If you don’t want to see these promotional “TV” notifications showing up on the iPhone or iPad screen, you’ll be happy to know they can be easily disabled. Once the “TV” alerts are disabled you will no longer receive any more unsolicited TV banners promoting various TV app things and popping up on your iOS device screen.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

How to Flip FaceTime Camera in iOS 12 on iPhone or iPad

Oct 6, 2018 - 10 Comments


How do you flip the FaceTime Camera in iOS 12? Where did the Flip camera button go in FaceTime for iOS 12? You’re probably not the only person wondering the answer to these questions.

FaceTime video chat is very popular amongst iPhone and iPad users, and a common component of many FaceTime video conversations involves flipping the camera around so that whoever you are FaceTiming with can see things with either the front or rear cameras. Switching the FaceTime camera used to be really easy and obvious with a nearly always visible Flip Camera button on screen in iOS during FaceTime chats, but iOS 12 has changed that. Flipping the FaceTime camera is still possible in iOS 12 but it is a slower process now that is hidden behind other options in the FaceTime app.

We’ll show you the steps necessary to flip the FaceTime Camera in iOS 12, on either an iPhone or iPad.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 10 Comments

How to Enable Dynamic Desktops in MacOS Mojave

Oct 4, 2018 - 3 Comments

How to use Dynamic Desktops in MacOS

Dynamic Desktops are a new feature in MacOS that allow the desktop background wallpaper of a Mac to change throughout the day as the time changes. Perhaps the most prominent example of this feature is the default desktop in macOS Mojave of desert sand dunes, which when Dynamic Desktops is enabled will time-shift the scene from morning, day, and night. It’s a subtle effect that is really quite nice, even if it’s purely visual in nature and mostly just eye candy.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

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