Check Out These Stunning 50 Megapixel iPhone Panorama Images Shot from a Plane

Jan 19, 2018 - 1 Comment

iPhone aerial photographer panoramas

Imagine strapping an iPhone 7 to the bottom of an airplane, placing the camera into Panorama mode, and then flying around and capturing giant sweeping panorama images of the ground as you fly over it. The images would probably look pretty amazing, right? Well there’s no reason to imagine what they’d look like, because one photographer did exactly that.

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MacOS 10.13.3 Beta 6 and iOS 11.2.5 Beta 7 Released for Testing

Jan 19, 2018 - Leave a Comment

iOS 11.2.5 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 betas

Apple has released macOS 10.13.3 High Sierra beta 7 to users enrolled in the MacOS beta testing programs, along with iOS 11.2.5 beta 7 for iPhone and iPad beta testers.

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How to Make iPhone Automatically Answer Calls

Jan 18, 2018 - Leave a Comment

Answer iPhone calls automatically with this setting

iPhone has the capability to automatically answer inbound phone calls. Much as this sounds, with the auto-answer feature enabled, the iPhone will answer all phone calls automatically that come to the phone.

Auto-Answer Calls is an excellent accessibility setting that has many obvious uses and a wide range of applications for nearly all sorts of iPhone users, and there are some less-than-obvious uses for this setting too if you use your imagination a bit. If this sounds like an interesting or valuable feature to you, here’s how to turn automatic call answer on with the latest iOS releases.

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How to Stop Apps Downloading on All iOS Devices Automatically

Jan 17, 2018 - Leave a Comment

How to stop iOS automatic app downloads across all devices

If you have more than one iOS device using the same Apple ID, let’s say an iPhone and an iPhone, you may have noticed that if you download an app on the iPhone, the same app will simultaneously download and appear on the iPad, and vice versa. This is due to an iOS feature called Automatic Downloads.

Automatic Downloads in iOS can be undeniably useful in some situations, but it can also be frustrating and unexpected, and can lead to a reduction in storage capacity on devices as they end up downloading the same apps whether you want the apps on both devices or not.

Like many iOS features, Automatic Downloads can be turned off. Once disabled, you will be able to download an app directly to an iPhone or iPad, and not have it automatically appear on the other iOS devices you own sharing the same Apple ID.

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iOS 11.2.5 Beta 6 Released for Testing

Jan 17, 2018 - Leave a Comment

iOS 11.12.5 beta 6

Apple has released the sixth beta version of iOS 11.2.5 for users enrolled in the iOS beta testing program.

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How to Disable Website “Show Notification” Requests in Chrome

Jan 16, 2018 - 5 Comments

How to Block Website Show Notification Requests in Chrome

Do you enjoy being pestered with annoying “Show Notification” requests from the many websites you visit from Chrome? Maybe you do, or maybe you don’t.

You’re likely familiar with the Chrome message that pops up intrusively on so may web pages, reading like “someURL .com wants to Show Notifications – Block / Allow”. Since these Show Notification requests are so pervasive, you’re probably quite skilled at clicking on “Block” by now in Chrome, but perhaps you’re tired of repeatedly doing so.

Fortunately you can completely disable the ability for websites to hassle you to show notifications in Chrome. Once you turn this feature off, you won’t see anymore of the annoying “blahblah wants to show notifications” requests popping up relentlessly across the web when using the Google Chrome web browser.

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By Paul Horowitz - Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Beta 5 Released for Testing

Jan 16, 2018 - 1 Comment

beta software for macOS High Sierra

Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Beta 5 to users enrolled in the Mac operating system beta testing program.

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How to Add AirDrop to Dock on Mac for Rapid Access

Jan 15, 2018 - 15 Comments

Add AirDrop to Dock in Mac OS for quick access

If you frequently use AirDrop on the Mac to send and receive files between Macs or to and from iOS devices, you may appreciate having ultra-fast access to AirDrop by having it readily available from the Dock of Mac OS.

By using a little file system trick, you can gain direct access to AirDrop through the Mac Dock, rather than having to use the Finder to navigate to the file sharing feature. This guide will walk through how to set that up on Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 15 Comments

New Apple Commercials Show Off iPhone X Portrait Lighting and iPad Pro

Jan 14, 2018 - Leave a Comment

iPhone X camera commercial showing off Portrait Lighting mode

Apple is running a handful of new commercials, one for iPhone X, and two additional commercials for the iPad Pro.

The new iPhone X ad focuses on the devices Portrait Lighting camera feature, which uses software to attempt to mimic various portrait lighting effects that you’d typically associate with studio lighting scenarios.

The new iPad commercials are shorter clips, one demonstrating taking notes with an Apple Pencil, while the other demonstrates so-called augmented reality apps.

The commercials are airing on television and around the web now, and have been embedded below for easy viewing:
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Enjoy a Beautiful Water Droplets Wallpaper

Jan 13, 2018 - Leave a Comment

iPhone water droplets wallpaper

Looking for some nice subtle wallpaper to space up your device background? How about a spin on that classic good old water droplets default wallpaper from way back in iOS 4?

Well that’s exactly what these reader-provided high resolution images of water droplets offer, and at a hefty high definition resolution it looks great as wallpaper on an iPhone X, iPad Pro, iPhone Plus, iPhone, or even as the desktop wallpaper on a Mac or Windows PC.

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How to Enable “Type to Siri” on Mac

Jan 12, 2018 - 3 Comments

Type To Siri on a Mac

While Siri is perhaps best known as the voice assistant bundled on modern Macintosh computers and iOS devices, Siri can also be interacted with by typing out good old text commands.

By enabling Type to Siri on the Mac, you can use Siri sort of like a text based virtual assistant, where typing out “set a timer for 5 minutes” has the same effect as the same verbal pronunciation would.

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

How to Write an .img to SD Card on Mac the Easy Way with Etcher

Jan 11, 2018 - 4 Comments

Write image files to SD card on Mac easily with Etcher

If you need to burn an .img image file to an SD card from a Mac, you may have discovered that there isn’t a particularly obvious way to do so with a default GUI app like Disk Utility. Not to worry though, an excellent free third party solution exists called Etcher, which makes burning image files to an SD card remarkably simple.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

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