MacOS 10.13.4 Update Failed to Complete? Mac Won’t Boot? Troubleshooting Update Failures

Apr 26, 2018 - Leave a Comment

Troubleshooting macOS failed software update

Some Mac users have reported installation failures when trying to install MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 update, usually seeing an error about the installation not being able to complete. Sometimes the installer freezes after many hours of being stuck, or sometimes the update seems to install but the Mac refuses to boot as usual afterwards.

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How to Check iPhone Battery Health

Apr 25, 2018 - 4 Comments

Check iPhone battery health

New versions of iOS for iPhone include a “Battery Health” feature, which, much as it sounds, aims to inform the iPhone user if their iPhone battery is healthy and operating at full potential, and what the maximum capacity of the battery charge is.

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iOS 11.3.1 Update Released for iPhone and iPad, Download Now

Apr 24, 2018 - 4 Comments

iOS 11.3.1 Software Update

Apple has released iOS 11.3.1 for iPhone and iPad users. The update is said to include some security updates, and also resolves a problem that caused some iPhone devices with repaired screens to not work as intended.

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MacOS 10.13.4 Security Update 2018-001 for High Sierra Released, Along with Safari 11.1

Apr 24, 2018 - 4 Comments

macOS High Sierra security update

Apple has released a small security update for Mac users running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4. Mac users running High Sierra, Sierra, and El Capitan will also find an update to Safari available. Separately, a small update versioned as iOS 11.3.1 was released for iPhone and iPad users.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 4 Comments

How to Open Website URLs from Anywhere on Mac with Spotlight

Apr 23, 2018 - 8 Comments

Spotlight icon

Need to open a website quickly on a Mac? You’re in luck, because you can open a website URL from just about anywhere on a Mac by using Spotlight. This is arguably the fastest way to get to a website by URL, aside from launching a website bookmark from the Mac Dock anyway.

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

3D Touch Not Working on iPhone? How to Fix & Troubleshoot 3D Touch

Apr 22, 2018 - 2 Comments

3D Touch not working on iPhone and how to troubleshoot or fix the problem

3D Touch is a feature of some newer iPhone screens that allows the display to detect physical pressure, and then respond with a software action. For example, you can 3D Touch on some app icons and add widgets to the Today Widget screen that way. Or you can 3D Touch to print PDF, or use 3D Touch as a trackpad of sorts on iPhone with a neat keyboard trick, amongst many additional helpful or useful, and other capabilities. With how useful 3D Touch can be, it’s understandable why iPhone users would be annoyed if the feature is suddenly not working.

If you find that 3D Touch is not working on your iPhone, read on to troubleshoot and potentially fix the problem.

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How to Clear Instagram Cache on iPhone

Apr 21, 2018 - 2 Comments

Instagram icon

Instagram is a social network centered around photos and photo sharing, and each time you open the app and browse around at pictures, caches of those photos are stored on your iPhone (or Android for that matter). While many apps uses caches to speed things up and to prevent having to re-download images and data you’ve already accessed, the Instagram cache can grow quite large and end up taking up a lot of storage space on a device.

This article will show you how you can delete and clear the Instagram cache on an iPhone so that you can free up some storage space on the iPhone. This is really only relevant if your iPhone is really tight on storage space, and if Instagram cache is taking up a lot of storage room, obviously if that isn’t the case then this won’t be helpful to you.

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How to Sort Notes on iPhone or iPad by Name Title or Date

Apr 20, 2018 - Leave a Comment

Notes icon in iOS

The iOS Notes app is a popular way to collect notes of various things, draw sketches and doodles, maintain an image or picture collection, keep some note data password protected and secure, and much more.

By default the Notes app for iPhone and iPad will place the most recently edited note at the top of the notes app list, but if you want to adjust how you sort your notes you can do so with a settings adjustment. You can choose to sort notes by name title, by date created, or by date edited.

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How to Remove Widgets from Today Screen of iPhone or iPad

Apr 19, 2018 - Leave a Comment

How to remove widgets from the iOS Today Screen

The “Today” screen of iOS contains many widgets for things like weather, news and tabloid headlines, calendar, maps, suggested apps, stocks, amongst others. This “Today” screen is available on the left-most screen and is accessible from the lock screen or Home screen of an iPhone or iPad by swiping to the right (unless you disabled the Today screen, that is). Some users may wish to declutter the widgets that show up on this swipe-over Today screen of their iOS device, and remove widgets that are not applicable or useful to them. Maybe you don’t want your calendar visible at the widget screen, or maybe you don’t want to see tabloid headlines mixed in with news, or maybe you don’t want to stocks or apps on the widget screen, whatever you decide is your choice.

This article will show you how to remove widgets from the Today widget screen of an iPhone or iPad.

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How to Write Image Files to SD Card with dd from Command Line of Mac or Linux

Apr 18, 2018 - 1 Comment

Terminal in macOS

Need to write an image file to an SD card? The command line ‘dd’ tool can do that for you, writing a disk image .img file to an SD card with minimal effort. A nice perk to using ‘dd’ for writing image files to an SD card is that it works for Mac OS as well as linux right out of the box, since it comes preinstalled there are no additional downloads or third party apps necessary to burn an image this way.

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How to Delete Specific Safari History on Mac

Apr 17, 2018 - 1 Comment

How to delete specific Safari history on Mac

Did you know that you can delete any specific Safari history item from the web browsers history stored on a Mac? While many Mac Safari users likely already know they can clear Safari history for the past hour, day, two days, or clear all history from the browser, far fewer users know that it’s possible to selectively delete specific browser history items from Safari on the Mac.

Removing items from Safari history is useful for many obvious reasons, whether you’d like to remove a secret from browser history, delete an embarrassing webpage visit or browsing session, or even if you want to correct an

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.5 Beta 2 Released for Testing

Apr 17, 2018 - Leave a Comment

macOS Beta 2 for High Sierra 10.13.5

Apple has released the second beta version of macOS 10.13.5 High Sierra for Mac users involved in the system software beta testing program.

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