How to Check iOS Feature Availability Per Country

May 25, 2019 - Leave a Comment

Check iOS feature availability per country

Have you ever wanted to know if a particular iOS feature is supported in your country, or perhaps a country you are traveling to with an iPhone or iPad?

As you may know, some iPhone and iPad features are limited to specific countries. This can be for varying reasons, perhaps due to initial feature availability, regional restrictions or laws, or the availability of necessary resources for a particular feature to work. Additionally, often new iOS features roll out in a few select countries first, and then release into other countries as time goes on, as is the case with Apple Pay or Apple News or Siri.

If you’re wondering if a particular iOS feature is available in your country, you can find out rather easily by going to a little-known Apple website to confirm feature availability for iOS versions on iPhone and iPad.

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iOS 12.3.1 Update for iPhone & iPad Released [IPSW Download Links]

May 24, 2019 - Leave a Comment

iOS 12.3.1 Software Update

Apple has released iOS 12.3.1 as a bug fix software update for iPhone and iPad, with no major features or changes to be expected.

The iOS 12.3.1 software update does include a few helpful bug fixes, specifically aimed at resolving an issue with making and receiving VoLTE phone calls on iPhone, fixing a problem where unknown Messages senders would not be filtered if the unknown sender filtering feature were enabled, and resolves an issue where the Report Junk / spam iMessage button was missing from some Messages. The full release notes accompanying the download of this update are included below.

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How to Import Photos from Camera / SD Card to iPhone

May 23, 2019 - 4 Comments

How to copy photos from camera or SD card to iPhone

Want to transfer photos from a digital camera to iPhone? You can easily import photos and video from a digital camera or SD card to an iPhone with the help of an appropriate adapter and the super simple iOS Photos import procedure. This tutorial will walk through the steps to copy images and media from an SD card or camera to an iOS device.

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MacOS 10.14.5 Supplemental Update for MacBook Pro Released

May 22, 2019 - Leave a Comment

The MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Apple has released a supplemental update to MacOS Mojave for select 2018 MacBook Pro 15″ models. The update apparently addresses a firmware issue with the T2 security chip on those particular computers.

Labeled as “macOS Mojave 10.14.5 Supplemental Update for MacBook Pro”, the software update is specific to MacBook Pro 15″ models with the T2 security chip and is separate from the wider macOS 10.14.5 release that is available for all Mojave compatible Macs.

The supplemental update is not available for any other Mac models.

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How to Turn Off Auto Capitalizing Words on iPhone and iPad

May 22, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to stop auto capitalization of words on iPhone and iPad

The iOS keyboard defaults to having a setting that automatically capitalizes a new word that is typed after the end of a sentence. This auto-capitalization applies to the first character of any word typed after a period, and while many iPhone and iPad users love this feature since it can make typing faster on iOS keyboards, some users may not like it.

If you want to disable the automatic capitalization of words after a period in iOS, read on to learn how to do do so.

Note the auto-capitalization feature is different from the auto-correct feature on iPhone and iPad, though many users confuse the two. In fact, they two different features controlled by two different settings. If you are looking to turn off auto-correct in iOS then blah.asdlfasdl

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Updated MacBook Pros Released with New CPUs, Butterfly Keyboard Repair Program Expanded

May 21, 2019 - Leave a Comment

New MacBook Pro

Apple quietly updated the MacBook Pro line today via press release, offering faster processors and improved speeds at up to a 40% increase in performance. Apple also told select members of the press that the updated MacBook Pros include improved keyboard materials that aim to reduce keyboard failures.

Additionally in regards to keyboards, Apple is expanding their keyboard service repair program for all butterfly design keyboard equipped MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and MacBook computers.

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How to Set a Do Not Disturb Keyboard Shortcut on Mac

May 21, 2019 - 1 Comment

Set a Do Not Disturb keyboard shortcut on Mac

Want to toggle Do Not Disturb mode on the Mac with a keyboard shortcut? You can easily enable a custom keyboard shortcut to turn on or off Do Not Disturb mode in MacOS, and we’ll show you how to set it up.

Do Not Disturb mode on the Mac is one of the best features you can use if you want to focus on a task, and not be distracted by the myriad endless notifications and alerts that pop up on the Mac. Enabling and disabling the feature with a keyboard shortcut offers a quick way to toggle the feature off or on as quick as possible and at any time.

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iOS 12.4 Beta 2 Released for Testing

May 20, 2019 - 1 Comment

iOS 12.4 beta 2

Apple has issued the second beta version of iOS 12.4 to users enrolled in the iPhone and iPad beta testing programs. Both developer beta and public beta builds are available.

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How to Export Health Data from iPhone

May 20, 2019 - 5 Comments

How to Export Health Data on iPhone

The data contained within Health app on iPhone can be saved and exported for other uses. Perhaps you want to export Health app data to use in another health or fitness app, importing it to elsewhere, or maybe you want to use the raw Health data for your own purposes.

Exporting Health data from iPhone results in a zip archive that contains the raw data as gathered by Health app in XML format. This exported Health data will include any data stored or gathered by the Health app and any associated devices, including any Medical ID data, the native iPhone step counter and distance tracker, any data from an Apple Watch, and any data gathered from any third party devices that are syncing to Health app, like a smart scale or blood pressure monitor. Read no to learn how to export Health data from iPhone.

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How to Delete Spotify Cache on iPhone and iPad

May 19, 2019 - Leave a Comment


If you use Spotify for streaming music, over time you may discover the Spotify app increases local cache storage, which can sometimes grow quite large. These audio cache files can make the Spotify app appear to take up a lot of storage space on an iPhone or iPad. But fortunately Spotify offers a simple functionality hidden within the app that allows you to easily delete all local cache from Spotify, which is a very helpful tool to free up some storage space.

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How to Use Gmail in Basic HTML Mode

May 18, 2019 - 9 Comments


The Gmail web email client is very fancy, but some Gmail users may wish to use the much more simplified Basic HTML mode for Gmail. Basic HTML Gmail strips away the fancy actions, features, and functions as well as JavaScript from the default Gmail web view, turning into a much more simplified webmail experience.

The main advantage to using Gmail in Basic HTML mode is that it’s stripped down considerably and thus very fast loading with lower resource requirements, so if you’re on a lower bandwidth internet connection it can make using Gmail a better experience. Of course there are other reasons users may want to use Gmail in HTML mode as well, including for improved compatibility with specific web browsers, for using Gmail with notably older browsers or older operating systems, to simplify the interface appearance to be closer to old-fashioned Gmail, or to avoid JavaScript altogether, amongst many other reasons.

You can switch Gmail to Basic HTML view and back to Standard Gmail View at any time, this article will show you how to do that.

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How to Show iCloud Status Indicator in Mac Finder

May 17, 2019 - 5 Comments

iCloud Status indicators in Mac Finder

If you’re a Mac user who relies on iCloud Drive for data syncing and cloud storage, you might appreciate knowing that you can enable an optional iCloud Status indicator in the Mac Finder.

The iCloud Status indicators in Finder can tell you if a file or folder is only in iCloud, on the local Mac, ineligible for iCloud, waiting to upload, transferring, and more. Note these iCloud Status indicators are different from progress indicators, though you can also check the progress of iCloud file uploads and downloads in Mac OS if desired.

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How to Turn Off Auto-Correction on iPad Hardware Keyboards

May 16, 2019 - 3 Comments

How to toggle auto-correction off on iPad with hardware keyboards

If you use a hardware keyboard with iPad you may have noticed that auto-correct and some other keyboard settings that applied to iOS are no longer taking effect. This is because the iPad has separate settings for the software keyboard onscreen, and a hardware keyboard if one is connected to the iPad, and thus disabling autocorrect in iOS for the screen keyboard won’t carry over to the hardware keyboard, like a Smart Keyboard, iPad keyboard case, or external keyboard. Thus, to turn off autocorrection on iPad with a physical keyboard, you must adjust a separate setting.

We’ll show you how to disable auto-correction on iPad when using a hardware keyboard with the tablet.

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Beta 1 of iOS 12.4 & macOS 10.14.6 Released for Testing

May 15, 2019 - 2 Comments

macOS and iOS beta testing

Apple has released the first beta version of iOS 12.4 and macOS Mojave 10.14.6 to users enrolled in the eligible beta testing programs.

The release of iOS 12.4 beta 1 and macOS 10.14.6 beta 1 comes just a day after the wide public release of the iOS 12.3 update for iPhone and iPad users, and macOS 10.14.5 update for Mac users.

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How to Send Your Location on iPhone by Messages the Fast Way with a Phrase

May 15, 2019 - 7 Comments

Share current location from iPhone in Messages the fast way with a phrase

Let’s say you’re in a Messages conversation and you want to quickly send someone your current location from iPhone. In this scenario you might go to the Messages conversations Info / Details section and use the “Share Current Location” feature, but did you know there’s an even faster way to instantly share your current location from the iPhone Messages app that can be accessed by typing alone?

This is about as easy as it gets, and sending someone your current location this way is initiated entirely by typing a very short phrase on the iPhone within the Messages app.

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How to Take iPad Screenshots Using Keyboard Shortcuts

May 14, 2019 - 2 Comments

How to take screenshots on iPad with keyboard shortcuts

Using an iPad with a hardware keyboard provides access to several keyboard shortcuts to quickly take screen shots on iPad. These keystrokes offer a consistent and quick way to take a screenshot on iPad without your fingers having to leave the keyboard to use the other approaches of the Home / Power button iPad screenshot method or the Power / Volume button approach to taking screenshots on iPad Pro.

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MacOS Mojave 10.14.5 Update Available for Download

May 13, 2019 - 30 Comments

MacOS Mojave 10.14.5 update

Apple has released MacOS Mojave 10.14.5 to all Mac users running the Mojave operating system. The macOS 10.14.5 update includes several bug fixes along with AirPlay 2 support for AirPlay 2 compatible smart TVs.

Mac users running MacOS High Sierra or Sierra will also find a Security Update available for those prior system software releases.

Separately, Apple also released iOS 12.3 update for iPhone and iPad, alongside tvOS 12.3 for Apple TV and watchOS 5.2.1 for Apple Watch.

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Download iOS 12.3 Update for iPhone and iPad Now [IPSW Links]

May 13, 2019 - 7 Comments

iOS 12.3 update for iPhone and iPad

Apple has released iOS 12.3 for iPhone and iPad. The final stable version of iOS 12.3 includes a handful of bug fixes, along with AirPlay 2 support and a redesigned TV app.

Separately, Apple has released macOS Mojave 10.14.5 for Mac, along with watchOS 5.2.1 for Apple Watch, tvOS 12.3 for Apple TV.

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