How to Customize Control Center on iPhone and iPad

Feb 22, 2018 - 1 Comment

Customize Control Center in iOS

iPhone and iPad users can now customize Control Center to better suit their needs. For example, if you frequently use Voice Memos, Notes app, Stopwatch, Magnifier, or the Alarm feature, you can add those to Control Center for ultra-fast access from anywhere in iOS. Or if you never use the Flashlight feature or Camera via Control Center, you could remove those from Control Center too.

Customizing Control Center is a great way to personalize the quick-access controls which are available from anywhere in iOS, here’s how it works.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to Create an AutoResponder in Mail for Mac

Feb 21, 2018 - 8 Comments

Mail app icon

Have you ever wanted to setup an auto-responder eMail message in the Mac Mail app? Autoresponders allow you to set an “out of office” auto-reply that gets sent automatically as a reply to any inbound email to the Mac Mail app. This is great solution for situations where you’re out of the office, away from a desk, or otherwise away from email for a while, whether it’s a vacation or maybe you just hate replying to emails. Whatever the reason, all inbound emails will get an automated response with the message of your choice.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 8 Comments

Beta 3 of iOS 11.3, macOS 10.13.4 Released for Testing

Feb 20, 2018 - Leave a Comment

Downloads of beta 
 for macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 and iOS 11.3

Apple has released the third beta version of iOS 11.3, macOS 10.13.4, and tvOS 11.3, to users engaged in the operating system beta testing programs.

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iOS 11.2.6 Update Released with Bug Fixes for iPhone and iPad [IPSW Download Links]

Feb 19, 2018 - 3 Comments

iOS Software updates

Apple has released iOS 11.2.6 for iPhone and iPad. The software update is intended to fix a bug that causes a specific Telugu character from crashing an iOS device. Additionally, the small system software update patches a bug where some third party apps are not connecting to external accessories.

Separately, Apple has also released macOS 10.13.3 High Sierra Supplemental Update, tvOS 11.2.6, and watchOS 4.2.4, with each of those updates also patching the same corresponding bug.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 3 Comments

MacOS 10.13.3 Supplemental Update Released for High Sierra Users

Feb 19, 2018 - 2 Comments

macOS High Sierra supplemental update 10.13.3

Apple has released a Supplemental Update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.3.

The small system software update includes a patch aimed at addressing an unusual bug that could potentially cause a Mac app to unexpectedly crash when receiving a particular Telugu character.

Additionally, Apple has released iOS 11.2.6 along with updates to watchOS and tvOS to address the same bug for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 2 Comments

How to Make iPhone Speaker Louder Sounding with EQ Settings

Feb 19, 2018 - 3 Comments

How to make iPhone speaker sound louder

The built-in iPhone speaker is fairly loud as is, but if you want your iPhone speaker to sound even louder than you’ll likely enjoy this tip.

By adjusting iOS Music equalizer settings, you can boost the sound output volume of music playing from the iPhone (or iPad and iPod touch) speakers, giving the impression of louder music.

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

How to Quickly Get Stock Prices from Safari URL Bar on Mac

Feb 18, 2018 - 13 Comments

Get stock price quickly in Safari address bar of Mac

Safari for Mac can quickly give you stock price quotes for any ticker symbol right from the address bar, offering yet another way to keep track of equities for those who like to follow the day-to-day ride of the stock market.

Of course you can just google or web-search for a ticker symbol too, but a Safari feature called Safari Suggestions offers an ultrafast way of getting the price of a stock without having to search the web, all you need is the ticker symbol.

This is a super simple trick, here’s how it works:

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 13 Comments

How to Mute an Entire Web Site in Chrome

Feb 17, 2018 - 4 Comments

How to mute a website completely in Chrome

The Chrome web browser now allows you to mute any website completely. This is great if you often visit a website that frequently has auto-playing videos or auto-play audio that you’re constantly having to mute, or find and pause – a fairly common situation with many news and sports websites – since you can mute the entire site once, and you’ll then never hear another sound from that website again for as long as the mute is active.

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By Paul Horowitz - Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

How to Rename Files & Folders in iOS Files App

Feb 16, 2018 - 5 Comments

The Files app in iOS is where iCloud Drive data is stored

The iOS Files app and iCloud Drive offer a file system of sorts for the iPhone and iPad. One frequently used capability of file systems is the ability to rename files and folders as necessary, and as you might expect, the Files app for iOS offers this functionality too.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

How to Temporarily Disable Touch ID and Face ID with Siri on iPhone or iPad

Feb 15, 2018 - 22 Comments

How to temporarily disable Touch ID and Face ID on iPhone or iPad with Siri

If you ever find yourself wanting to disable Touch ID or Face ID authentication methods on an iPhone or iPad, you can easily temporarily disable the biometric authentication in iOS by using a simple Siri command.

With Touch ID or Face ID temporarily disabled, the iPhone or iPad must then be unlocked with a passcode instead of either a fingerprint or face scan.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Security, Tips & Tricks - 22 Comments

How to Completely Disable Private Browsing in iOS on iPhone and iPad

Feb 14, 2018 - 5 Comments

Disable Private Browsing in iOS Completely

Have you ever wished you could disable Private Browsing mode in Safari for iOS? Using Private Browsing mode in Safari on iPhone and iPad is simple and you can toggle in and out of it at ease at any time. But what if you don’t want Private Browsing mode to be available at all? What if you want to completely remove the Private Browsing feature in iOS so that it’s impossible to use and not merely an option in Safari? That is what this tutorial will show you; how to completely disable Private Browsing in iOS.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone - 5 Comments

How to Save a Webpage as PDF on iPad and iPhone the Easy Way

Feb 13, 2018 - 20 Comments

Save a webpage as PDF in iOS Safari the easy way

Want to save a web page as a PDF on iPad or iPhone? Generating PDF files of webpages and web articles is now easier than ever before in iOS, thanks to a new obvious “Create PDF” feature that is available in modern system software releases.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 20 Comments

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