Check Out this Amazing Jupiter Wallpaper Picture from JunoCam

Aug 20, 2017 - 1 Comment

Amazing jupiter image as a wallpaper

Everyone loves great wallpaper for their desktops, backgrounds, and home screens, and NASA’s Juno spacecraft has delivered a beautiful image of Jupiter which fits the bill. Whether you want t spruce up your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, or Windows PC desktop, this picture should look fantastic as your new wallpaper image.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - 1 Comment

Watch 6 Great How-To Videos for iPad with iOS 11

Aug 19, 2017 - Leave a Comment

iPad with iOS 11

Apple wants to show off iOS 11 on iPad, and despite the operating system still being under beta development, Apple has gone ahead and released six YouTube tutorials designed to demonstrate and walkthrough how to perform some of the more interesting iPad specific functions newly available in iOS 11.

The Apple videos focus on iPad and iPad Pro with iOS 11 performing various tasks, including using the new Dock, using the Notes app to scan and sign documents, using the new multitasking capabilities, managing files with the new Files app, using gestures, and using Markup with Apple Pencil.

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How to Download a Webpage Archive with Safari for Mac

Aug 18, 2017 - Leave a Comment

Safari icon

Have you ever wanted to download and save a particular web page as an archive for whatever reason? Maybe it’s an old simple personal home page you want to keep, or perhaps you want an archive of a particular website or collection of web pages for some other offline use. Safari for Mac OS offers a simple way to download and save webpages as something called a Web Archive, which are self-contained little archive files of any given web page that can be accessed locally.

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How to Disable MultiTouch on Magic Mouse Mac

Aug 17, 2017 - 4 Comments

Disable Multitouch on Magic Mouse

The Mac Magic Mouse with multi-touch is fantastic for many users, allowing you to swipe and scroll around through documents by touch alone, but some people may find that they accidentally trigger touch gestures or other scrolling behavior they don’t want. This happens more often than you might think, particularly for people who have come to the Mac from a platform without multitouch. Thus, some users may just want a Magic Mouse to work like a generic mouse, without any multitouch scrolling behavior, instead just moving the cursor on screen without any touch responsive multitouch gestures being activated.

While you can toggle some Magic Mouse settings and gestures off and on within the “Mouse” System Preferences, if you want to go further and turn off multitouch you’ll need to turn to the command line of Mac OS. With Terminal, you can disable multi-touch on the Magic Mouse, this will stop momentum scrolling, stop all horizontal scrolling, and stop all vertical scrolling capabilities too. Yes, that means the two-finger scroll in all directions.

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How to Save a Photo as PDF on iPad and iPhone with iBooks

Aug 16, 2017 - 5 Comments

How to save a photo as PDF in iOS

You can save any photo as a PDF on an iPhone or iPad should the need arise. The photo saved as a PDF file is then stored locally, which can be used for whatever purpose is necessary, or shared via email.

The approach we’ll use here to save a photo as a PDF for local usage on an iOS device will rely on the free iBooks app from Apple.

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

How to Stop App Icon Animations in Dock When Opening Mac Apps

Aug 15, 2017 - 4 Comments

Animated Dock icons in Mac OS

When you click an app icon in the Dock of Mac OS to launch an app, the apps Dock icon will animate with a little bounce as that application is opening. Additionally, when you launch any other application from Mac OS, the app icon will appear in the Dock and it too will animate with an up and down dance as the app launches. The animated Dock icons have been around in Mac OS since the earliest days of Mac OS X, but some users may not want their app icons to animate or bounce in the Dock at all.

With a simple settings adjustment, you can stop application icons from animating in the Dock in Mac OS, or if your Dock icons are currently not bouncing around, you can toggle a setting to get this feature to return again.

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

How to Mute Words on Twitter for iPad and iPhone

Aug 14, 2017 - 2 Comments

How to mute words on Twitter

Twitter can be a valuable place to get news and information (and you can follow @osxdaily on there too of course), but it can also have plenty of things you won’t want to observe, see, or hear. If you don’t want to see particular topics, words, phrases, names, usernames, or hashtags on Twitter, you can easily mute terms and words and prevent them from showing up in your Twitter feed.

Muting words and terms on Twitter is useful for many purposes, from attempting to childproof the service, to avoiding seeing particular subjects, or even to avoid spoilers for TV shows and movies. This tutorial will show you how to mute words, phrases, hashtags, and usernames on Twitter.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

iOS 11 Beta 6 & macOS High Sierra Beta 6 Downloads Now Available

Aug 14, 2017 - 1 Comment

Downloads of beta 6 for macOS High Sierra and iOS 11

Apple has released the sixth developer beta versions of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra 10.13, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4. The new beta 6 builds are on the developer release cycle, while the public beta builds, which are a version number behind but otherwise are the same, are also available as public beta 5.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 1 Comment

How to Shutdown a Mac from Terminal

Aug 13, 2017 - 11 Comments

Terminal in macOS

Advanced Mac users may wish to shut down a computer from the command line. This can be helpful for remote administration with ssh, in situations where a Mac is booted into Single User Mode, or many other circumstances of troubleshooting and systems administration.

There are several ways to shut down a Mac from the command line, we’ll cover two of the most simple methods using easy syntax.

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How to Use TOR on iPhone and iPad with Onion Browser

Aug 12, 2017 - 5 Comments

Tor for iPhone

TOR is a relay network which aims to increase your online privacy by attempting to anonymize web browsing activity. This is achieved by distributing your traffic across a series of TOR servers, which obfuscates your IP behind those Tor servers. While TOR is typically used on the desktop – you can read about using TOR on Mac here if interested – you can also access and use a TOR browser on the iPhone and iPad too.

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

How to Print in Black & White on Mac

Aug 11, 2017 - Leave a Comment

How to print black and white on Mac

Many printers used with a Mac support printing in black and white or grayscale. B&W printing can offer a simple way to boost the contrast of documents but it also allows you to reduce the amount of color ink used when you print out a document, article, or webpage.

Printing in black and white on a Mac is pretty easy, but the feature is sometimes tucked away in a print setting, depending on the printer that a Mac is configured to use, and the print driver in use too. We’ll cover two ways to print in black and white from a Mac.
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How to Stop News Alerts on iPad & iPhone Showing on Lock Screen

Aug 10, 2017 - 8 Comments

Hide and remove News alerts from the lock screen of iOS

iOS Apple News defaults to pushing ‘news’ alerts and notifications to your devices lock screen, this is why sometimes you may pick up an iPad or iPhone and have various “News” notifications on the display, even if you never signed up to receive any headlines or news alerts.

These breaking News alerts on the iOS lock screen are often a mishmash of curious headlines on various topics, and while some users may find those type of stories to be vitally important and love having them pushed to their iPhone or iPad lock screens, other users may prefer to not have their device screens scattered with miscellaneous headlines of stories they might be disinterested in.

Fortunately it’s easy to stop the News app from pushing those alerts and notifications to your iOS device, thereby stopping all ‘news’ from appearing on the lock screen of an iPad or iPhone completely.

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

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