How to Stop Auto-Play Sound on Facebook Videos on iPhone

Feb 18, 2017 - 4 Comments

Facebook app icon

Facebook has decided that Facebook users would enjoy having auto-play videos automatically play sound as they scroll through their feed. Of course not everyone likes to be auto-blasted with audio and sound from auto-play videos, so some Facebook users may wish to stop auto-playing sound with videos shown in their feed.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

New iPad Pro Commercials Pitch Device as Computer Replacement

Feb 18, 2017 - 18 Comments

iPad Pro computer replacement or better than a computer ads for TV

Apple has a new iPad Pro television advertising campaign that markets the iPad Pro as a computer replacement.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 18 Comments

How to Mute Sound in Embedded Videos in Messages

Feb 17, 2017 - Leave a Comment

Mute embedded video in Messages

Want to mute a video that is blasting noise within an embedded Message? You can do that with a nice subtle trick. This works to silence embedded video sound in both the iOS and Mac Messages apps, both of which allow you to play embedded videos in Messages conversations without launching into a web browser.

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How to Close Other Tabs in Safari on Mac

Feb 16, 2017 - 4 Comments

Safari icon

If you’re a browser tab hoarder in Safari, you may find it helpful to close out of all other tabs while maintaining a specifically chosen active tab to be open. This offers a fast way for Mac Safari users to close out of tabs that are no longer needed, but without closing all other opened tabs and windows.

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

How to Recover a Lost QuickTime Recording on Mac

Feb 16, 2017 - 1 Comment

QuickTime

Have you ever been recording a video or audio with QuickTime Player on the Mac only to have the application crash before you were able to save or edit the movie file? If so, you likely assume the video or audio file that was being recorded or was saved is now missing, but that is not always the case. Often times you can actually recover a lost QuickTime video file or QuickTime audio file by manually sorting through the filesystem of a Mac to locate the lost data.

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The Best Video Players for Mac

Feb 15, 2017 - 26 Comments

Best Video Players for Mac

Ever wondered what the best video player for Mac is? While there are droves of app options available to watch movies and video on Mac, rather than going on a wild video player fishing expedition we’ve helped to narrow down some of the best free video player choices for you.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 26 Comments

Fix Camera Freezing on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Feb 14, 2017 - 12 Comments

iPhone 7 frozen camera

Some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users have discovered their wonderful camera freezes on open and randomly does not work. When this happens it’s quite obvious; the user attempts to open the Camera either from the lock screen or the Camera app directly, and instead of having access to the camera, either a stuck blank black screen will show up on the camera display or a blurred image will show up on the camera display, and the iPhone is unable to take any picture or video.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Troubleshooting - 12 Comments

Portrait Mode Emphasized in New iPhone 7 Plus Ads

Feb 13, 2017 - 5 Comments

Portrait mode dog commercial for iPhone 7 Plus

Apple is airing new iPhone 7 Plus commercials showing off the devices Portrait mode camera capabilities.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 5 Comments

How to Markup, Write, & Draw on Photos with iPhone or iPad

Feb 13, 2017 - 8 Comments

How to markup photos on iPhone or iPad

The excellent Markup ability in iOS allows iPhone and iPad users to write, draw, and markup on any photo or picture stored on their device. This offers a nice way to highlight or emphasize something on an image, and while it can be used for fun it’s equally as useful for professional users as well to annotate images.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 8 Comments

Enjoy This Lovely Wallpaper of Jupiter from Below

Feb 11, 2017 - 8 Comments

Jupiter from Below wallpaper

Space wallpapers are often some of the best, and a recent picture of planet Jupiter courtesy of NASA is no exception.

The image of Jupiter was taken from below the planet, a different angle than what you’d typically see of the gas giant, and the resulting image is stunning and makes for an exceptional desktop background or homescreen wallpaper for your iOS device.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - 8 Comments

How to Automatically Empty Trash in Mac OS After 30 Days

Feb 10, 2017 - 7 Comments

Automatically Empty the Trash in MacOS

For those Mac users who often dump items into the Trash but forget to empty it on a regular basis, you can enable a new feature in MacOS which allows the Trash to automatically empty itself after 30 days. This can be a particularly nice feature if your Trash can is constantly bloated and taking up a lot of storage space, as the files that are removed will be removed themselves after the elapsed time period passes.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 7 Comments

How to Type Trademark, Copyright, Symbols on iPhone and iPad

Feb 9, 2017 - 11 Comments

Type trademark, copyright symbols iPhone

If you find yourself needing to type a trademark symbol, copyright symbol, or registered symbol on the iPhone or iPad, you can do so easily using either of the two methods below.

The first trick to typing the trademark symbol “™”, the registered symbol, “®”, or the copyright symbol “©” will utilize the QuickType suggestion bar on the iOS keyboard, and the second trick uses the Emoji keyboard to type the same special character symbols.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 11 Comments

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