How to Enable Dark Mode on Facebook

Jan 19, 2020 - Leave a Comment

Using Dark Mode on Facebook

Want to use Facebook in Dark Mode? If you’re a fan of dark mode for iPhone and iPad, you might also be interested in using Dark Mode on Facebook, the worlds largest social network.

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By Paul Horowitz - Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

How to Stop Being Added to WhatsApp Groups on iPhone & iPad

Jan 18, 2020 - Leave a Comment

How to Stop Being Added to WhatsApp Groups

With 1.6 billion users who’re active on a monthly basis, WhatsApp is hands down the most popular instant messaging service that exists today. Sure, it’s not as ubiquitous in the US market as Apple’s iMessage, but it’s still a dominating social networking platform across the rest of the world. WhatsApp recently started rolling out a group privacy setting that’s been in beta testing for the past few months. It’s a feature that users have been requesting for years and for very good reason.

WhatsApp now gives users full control over who adds them to group chats. Interested in finding out how? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll be discussing exactly how you could set up the group privacy feature and stop random people from adding you to group chats.

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How to Change FPS in Fortnite

Jan 17, 2020 - Leave a Comment

How to change Fortnite frame rate

If you play Fortnite you might be interested in changing the frame rate or FPS of the game, which can result in smoother gameplay.

This tutorial will discuss how to change FPS settings in Fortnite to either increase or lower the frame rate of the game. The article screenshots covers adjusting FPS on iPad Pro but the process is going to be basically the same on Fortnite for Windows PC, Mac, iPhone, Android, Xbox, and any other platform you’ll find the game on.

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By Paul Horowitz - Games, iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

How to Bookmark All Open Tabs in Safari on iPhone & iPad

Jan 17, 2020 - Leave a Comment

Safari on iPhone

Ever have tons of Safari tabs opened on iPhone or iPad and wished you could bookmark them all at once so you can easily refer to them all later? Now you can do exactly that on iOS and iPadOS, bookmarking all of your open browser tabs in one fell swoop.

With so many great websites on the internet it’s very easy to find yourself with many, many open browser tabs. But you probably don’t want to lose them all, so just closing them out isn’t always an option. That’s what bookmarks are for and Safari handles them better than ever with a new ability to bookmark all tabs at once, rather than bookmarking each tab individually.

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By Oliver Haslam - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

How to Stop iPad from Getting iPhone Messages

Jan 16, 2020 - 3 Comments

How to Stop iPad Getting iPhone Messages

Ever wondered why your iPad is getting text messages from your iPhone? And have you ever wondered how to stop the iPad from getting iPhone messages? This article will show you how to disable the feature that allows all iPhone messages to be shared and received to an iPad.

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Where are Notes Stored on Mac?

Jan 15, 2020 - 4 Comments

The Notes icon for Mac

Want to access Notes data on your Mac? Wondering where Notes are stored on the Mac? This article will show you where Notes are stored locally on a Mac and how to access that data. This of course assumes you use the Notes app, with or without iCloud, and if so all Notes will be kept on the Mac locally, including locally kept notes, and caches of notes from iCloud. This stored Notes data includes all Notes texts, images, graphics, drawings, doodles, media, movies, videos, and any other data stored and kept in the Notes app.

This article is aimed for more technical users aiming for direct Notes data access. The vast majority of Mac users can access their Notes by simply launching the “Notes” application on the Mac and finding their notes data there.

Accessing the raw Notes data can be helpful for many purposes, whether you want to manually recover Notes, manually backup Notes data, manually restore Notes data, or access Notes data directly from MacOS or Mac OS X for any other purpose, be in for backups, digital forensics, curiosity, or anything else.

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

Beta 2 of iOS / iPadOS 13.3.1, MacOS 10.15.3, Released for Testing

Jan 15, 2020 - 1 Comment

Beta versions of iOS, iPad, macOS system software

Apple has released the second beta versions of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, MacOS Catalina 10.15.3, tvOS 13.3.1, and watchOS 6.1.2.

The new beta builds of system software for various Apple devices is available to download now for anyone participating in the beta testing programs, both as developer beta and as public beta versions.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 1 Comment

How to Answer Phone Calls on AirPods

Jan 14, 2020 - 2 Comments

Answering and ending phone calls on AirPods

Handling phone calls with AirPods and AirPods Pro is a wonderfully convenient feature to use.

If you’re wearing AirPods and receive a phone call, you might wish to answer a phone call while wearing the AirPods earbuds.

And of course you can also hang up phone calls with AirPods too, so you’re not going to be stuck on a phone call that you answered and now want to get off of.

Naturally you must have setup AirPods with iPhone or AirPods Pro to be able to use this feature, as a lack of cellular capability will not allow for phone calls to arrive to the iPhone and AirPods.

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

How to Backup iPhone or iPad to Mac in MacOS Catalina with Finder

Jan 13, 2020 - 7 Comments

How to backup iPhone or iPad to macOS Catalina with Finder

Wondering how to backup your iPhone or iPad in macOS Catalina? Since iTunes is gone, even the most experienced of iPhone and iPad users can be thrown for a loop when they come to back up their devices after updating a Mac to macOS Catalina. With the loss of iTunes, everything has changed, and now managing your iPhone and iPad is done via Finder. Don’t worry it still works fine, but it is different. We’re going to tell you how to use the Finder in macOS Catalina (or later) to backup an iOS or iPadOS device.

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Build Your Own Apple I Replica with SmartyKit

Jan 12, 2020 - 2 Comments

SmartyKit Apple 1 Replica DIY project

The Apple I was the original Apple computer built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, so naturally every Apple fanatic has dreamed of playing around with an Apple I or even having their own. But you won’t need to keep dreaming, because you’ll be able to build your own DIY Apple 1 replica thanks to a cool new project called SmartyKit.

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun, News, Retro - 2 Comments

How to Enable Dark Mode on Instagram

Jan 12, 2020 - 1 Comment

How to enable Dark Mode on Instagram for iPhone

Want to use Instagram in Dark Mode? Of course you do, and you can turn this feature on with total ease to enjoy the darker interface option in Instagram for iPhone.

Enabling Dark Mode in Instagram for iPhone or Android is perhaps easier than using Dark Mode in many other apps with manual controls, and that’s because Instagram respects the system level interface and adjusts automatically. This article will explain how Instagram Dark Mode works and how to use it, how to enable it, and how to turn it off.

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

How to Enable Dark Mode on Facebook Messenger

Jan 11, 2020 - 1 Comment

How to use Dark Mode on Facebook Messenger

Want to use Dark Mode with Facebook Messenger? If you’re a frequent Facebook Messenger user and you’re a fan of using dark mode for iPhone and the dark UI for iPad then you might appreciate enabling the Dark Mode feature on Facebook Messenger.

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By Paul Horowitz - Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to Update FireFox on Mac

Jan 10, 2020 - 3 Comments

How to update Firefox web browser on Mac

Wondering how to update the Firefox web browser? Firefox is a popular web browser and some Mac fans may use it as their default browser. If you’re a Firefox user, you may have noticed that Firefox periodically updates itself automatically. But if you’re not quitting and relaunching the app often you can be stuck on an outdated version, which can pose a security issue.

Keeping web browsers up to date with the latest version is almost always recommended for security purposes, and right now that’s particularly important with Firefox because the US Department of Homeland Security has acknowledged a Firefox security exploit that could cause the takeover of a targeted computer and is thereby urging Firefox users to update to 72.0.1 (or later) right away.

This article will show you how to manually update Firefox on MacOS, an easy process to initiate if you’re unfamiliar.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Security, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

How to Enable Low Data Mode on iPhone Cellular to Reduce Mobile Data Use

Jan 10, 2020 - Leave a Comment

How to use Low Data Mode on iPhone to reduce cellular data use

If you want to help reduce data usage of an iPhone cellular data plan, you can try a new feature called Low Data Mode for cellular networks.

Low Data Mode when enabled basically pauses all apps ability to transfer data and sync when in the background, which can help to reduce your mobile data consumption when on a cellular network.

This is a handy feature to turn on if you’re worried about going over your cellular data bandwidth quota, but you probably won’t want to leave it on all the time.

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How to Take Timed Photos with iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Pro Camera App

Jan 9, 2020 - 5 Comments

How to Take Timed Photos with iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

Want to know how to take timed photos on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max? You’re in the right place.

Apple’s latest and greatest iPhone models are equipped with an all-new double camera or triple camera system that comes with a slew of new features. However, the Cupertino-based company didn’t call it a day just because they introduced cutting edge hardware. They have earned quite a reputation for perfecting new features and how their software works seamlessly with the hardware. In order to accommodate all the new features that the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and iPhone 11 Pro cameras had to offer, Apple redesigned their Camera app from the ground up. The new camera UI is fairly different compared to what people may be used to seeing on prior iPhones. This could confuse some iOS users who’ve upgraded to the latest iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, and you might not be sure where to find certain camera functions, like the self timer, that used to be more easily accessible on prior iPhone models.

The Camera Timer is one of those existing features that’s now buried deeper within the Camera app. Well, if you’re one of those people struggling to find the timer, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, we’ll be discussing how to take timed photos with iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and iPhone 11 Pro. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the necessary steps.

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By Hamlin Rose - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

How to Access iCloud Photos from Windows PC

Jan 8, 2020 - 3 Comments

How to Access iCloud Photos from Windows PC

Have a Windows PC and want to access iCloud Photos? You can do that with ease as you’ll find out in this article.

Since Apple introduced iCloud eight years ago, the service has been widely used to store photos, as they take up a chunk of physical storage space. For many users this is more convenient as well, considering the data is synced automatically across all the Apple devices owned by the user. If you’re one of those iPhone and iPad users who utilize iCloud to store your pictures, but couldn’t figure out how to access them on your Windows PC, you’ve come to the right place. There’s a good chance you assumed you needed a Mac because its a service operated by Apple, but that’s not the case at all.

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By Hamlin Rose - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

How to Find AirPods Serial Number (& AirPods Pro)

Jan 7, 2020 - Leave a Comment

How to Find AirPods & AirPods Pro Serial Number

Need to find the serial number of AirPods or AirPods Pro? Perhaps you want to check the warranty status of AirPods, you’re going to use an AppleCare service claim, you need their serial number for insurance purposes, or for any other number of reasons that you may need the unique serial number for AirPods.

There are several ways to get the serial number of AirPods Pro and AirPods, we’ll show you the two easiest methods and offer another alternative as well.

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How to Disable Lock Screen Notifications on iPhone & iPad

Jan 6, 2020 - 1 Comment

How to Disable Lock Screen Notifications

Want to hide notifications from your iPhone lock screen? Maybe you don’t want any notifications showing up on the locked screen of an iPad? We all receive several notifications from multiple apps on our iPhone and iPad on a daily basis, and we glance through most of them from our device’s lock screen. Although this may be a lot more convenient since you don’t really have to unlock your phone, this convenience of visible lock screen notifications could come at the cost of privacy.

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By Hamlin Rose - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

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