Beta 5 of MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 Released for Testing

Jul 15, 2019 - Leave a Comment

MacOS Mojave beta

Apple has released the fifth beta version of MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 to users enrolled in the Mojave beta testing program.

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How to Add AppleCare+ Warranty to iPad or iPhone

Jul 14, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to Add AppleCare Warranty to iPhone or iPad

AppleCare Plus is an extended warranty program available for iPad and iPhone. If you have recently bought an iPhone or iPad, you can add AppleCare+ within 60 days of that devices purchase.

AppleCare+ Plus will provide 24 months of tech support, repair, and replacement coverage for an iPad or iPhone, along with major components that are included with the device. You can even use the extended warranty to cover accidental damage for an additional fee, so for example if you dropped an iPhone and the screen is broken, that type of damage would be covered by the accidental damage fee which is almost always notably cheaper than replacing the screen without the AppleCare Plus plan.

There are several ways to add AppleCare+ to an iPhone, Pad, iPad Pro, iPad Air, or iPad mini.

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How to Find iPad Model Name & Model Number

Jul 13, 2019 - 9 Comments

How to find iPad model name and model number

Need to find the model name and model number of an iPad? Many iPad tablets visually look the same or similar, so you can’t always tell which iPad model a device is simply by looking at it. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to quickly find the iPad product name and iPad model number.

We’ll show you how to see the iPad model name and model number directly in the Settings of the device.

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How to Request Mobile Site After Requesting Desktop Site in Safari on iPhone

Jul 12, 2019 - 4 Comments

Switch Desktop Site to Mobile Site in Safari on iPhone

Wondering how to switch back to a mobile site after requesting a desktop site in Safari for iPhone? You may have noticed there’s not a “Request Mobile Site” option in Safari on iPhone and iPod touch, but changing back to the mobile version of a desktop site is quite simple on iPhone with Safari as we’ll show you in this tutorial.

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

How to Stop Apps from Using Camera on Mac

Jul 11, 2019 - 9 Comments

How to Prevent App Camera Access on Mac

Want to prevent a Mac app from using the camera on your computer? MacOS makes it easy to manually control and manage which apps can access the front-facing camera on a Mac. Being able to manually control which apps access the camera on a Mac can be helpful for privacy and security purposes, and perhaps it may even inspire you to remove the tape over the Mac camera that so many techy computer users seem to rely on for some privacy.

This article will show you how to directly control which apps can access the camera on a Mac, and how to block apps from using the camera, as well as the demonstrate how to grant apps access to the camera on the computer.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Security, Tips & Tricks - 9 Comments

How to Archive an iTunes Backup of iPhone or iPad

Jul 10, 2019 - 2 Comments

How to Archive a Backup in iTunes

Need to archive an iTunes backup of an iPhone or iPad for safe-keeping? Creating an archived backup in iTunes is helpful because it allows you to preserve a specific device backup while still allowing for backing up to iTunes on Mac or PC, without those new backups overwriting the archived backup.

Creating routine backups of iPhone and iPad are important in general, but if you ever plan to try a beta release of system software like iOS public beta or iPadOS public beta, you’ll want to go a step further and archive an iTunes backup as well, since it makes it easier to revert to a prior release (like downgrading iOS 13) if necessary.

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

How to Save Webpage as PDF from Mac in Safari

Jul 9, 2019 - 8 Comments

Save webpage as PDF on Mac with Safari

Need to save a webpage as a PDF file on a Mac? Safari on the Mac makes saving webpages as a PDF very easy. Exporting a webpage in PDF format is useful for many purposes, whether you want to access an offline version of a webpage or article, to transmit information on a webpage as PDF format like a health record, call record, bill, or statement, for records keeping purposes, to send to someone else or a print shop, and so much more.

This tutorial will show you how to easily save a webpage as a PDF file using the Safari web browser on a Mac.

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

iOS 12.4 Beta 6 & macOS 10.14.6 Beta 4 Released for Testing

Jul 9, 2019 - Leave a Comment

new iOS 12 beta releases

Apple has released new beta builds for iOS 12.4 and MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 for users who are beta testing current release of iOS and MacOS. These beta releases are separate from the ongoing beta testing of iOS 13 / iPadOS 13 and MacOS Catalina 10.15.

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iOS 13 Public Beta 2 & iPadOS Public Beta 2 Download Released

Jul 8, 2019 - Leave a Comment

New public beta download of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 is available

Apple has released downloads for iOS 13 Public Beta 2 and iPadOS 13 Public Beta 2 to users who have their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch enrolled in the iOS public beta testing programs.

Additionally, a newly updated developer beta for iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 is available for users enrolled in the developer beta testing programs.

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How to Download an Original PDF Document from DocumentCloud

Jul 7, 2019 - Leave a Comment

PDF

Find a document on DocumentCloud that you want to download and keep locally as a PDF? It’s pretty easy, we’ll show you how to do it.

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How to Record Time Lapse Video on iPad

Jul 6, 2019 - 5 Comments

How to record Time Lapse Video with iPad Camera

The iPad Camera has the ability to record beautiful time-lapse videos. Time-lapse offers a fun way to record activities and events over time, for example it can be a fun way to record a video of a fireworks show, a busy road, clouds moving in the sky, the change in colors of a sunrise or sunset, or even something like a soccer game or yourself cleaning the house.

Read on to learn how to record a time-Lapse videos using the iPad camera.
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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

How to Watch MKV Video on iPad from Files App

Jul 5, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to watch MKV video on iPad from Files app

Want to watch MKV videos stored in the Files app on an iPad? You can do that easily once you learn how. This makes it simple to keep locally stored MKV movies on iPad within the Files app to be able to watch directly on the device.

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MacOS Catalina Public Beta 2 Download Released

Jul 4, 2019 - 4 Comments

MacOS Catalina beta

Apple has released the second public beta version of MacOS Catalina 10.15 to users enrolled in the public beta testing program for Mac system software.

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

How to Adjust Mac Fan Speed Manually with Macs Fan Control

Jul 3, 2019 - 9 Comments

Manually control Mac fans with Mac Fan Control

Advanced Mac users may wish to occasionally manually control their Macs fan speed, along with monitoring the active fan speed and keeping an eye on the various internal temperature gauges of their Mac. This can be helpful for performance reasons, but also for some troubleshooting situations, or even if you want to attempt some drastic intervention to manually cool the temperature of a hot Mac.

The aptly named Macs Fan Control application allows for this. But remember, the Mac will adjust fans on its own depending on temperatures as needed, so intervening on your own is generally not wise nor recommended.

Manually controlling Mac fan speed is not without risk, so if you don’t know what you’re doing and how to not damage your computer, you should not use these type of apps. Failure to adequately cool a Mac can result in performance problems, crashes, and even permanent damage to hardware. Overusing a fan could result in hardware failure as well. This app and others like it are for advanced users who have the sufficient knowledge and experience to understand what they’re doing and why they’re doing it, and to avoid harming their computers.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 9 Comments

Download iOS 13 Beta 3 & iPadOS 13 Beta 3 Now

Jul 2, 2019 - 5 Comments

iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Apple has released the third developer beta versions of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.

While no new corresponding public beta versions are available yet, Apple often releases the same developer beta build as a public beta version labeled a release behind, for example iOS 13 dev beta 3 might be iOS 13 public beta 2.

Additionally, Apple released MacOS Catalina 10.15 beta 3 to Mac users enrolled in the developer beta testing program.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 5 Comments

MacOS Catalina 10.15 Dev Beta 3 Released for Download

Jul 2, 2019 - Leave a Comment

MacOS Catalina beta

Apple has released the third developer beta version of MacOS Catalina 10.15 to users enrolled in the Mac developer beta testing program.

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16 Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts for Pages on iPad

Jul 1, 2019 - 2 Comments

Pages for iPad keyboard shortcuts

If you use Pages app with iPad and a physical keyboard, you’ll likely appreciate knowing a variety of handy keyboard shortcuts to perform many tasks within the Pages word processing app of iOS.

To be able to use these keyboard shortcuts in Pages for iPad, you must have an external keyboard connected to the device, whether that’s a keyboard case, Bluetooth keyboard, or other external keyboard does not matter however, so if your setup is a Smart Keyboard case or an iPad desktop workstation, you’ll find the keystrokes work either way.

Read on to check out a variety of keystrokes for the Pages app for iPad:

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

Browse Dozens of Retro Classic Mac OS Screen Shots from 1984 to 1999

Jun 30, 2019 - 2 Comments

Welcome to Macintosh 1984 original Mac boot screen

Do you enjoy taking trips down computing memory lane? Why not take a gander at screenshots of old Macintosh Mac OS releases from yesteryear, like Mac OS System 1, System 4, System 7, and System 9?

A fun site called VersionMuseum hosts collections of screen shots from old software releases, including historical Mac OS versions.

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun, Retro - 2 Comments

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