How to Prioritize App Downloads on iPhone with a 3D Touch Trick

Sep 15, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to prioritize app download or update on iPhone with 3D Touch

If you’re updating several apps or downloading multiple apps at the same time on an iPhone, you can choose to prioritize a specific app download over the others with the help of a 3D Touch trick.

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How to Hide Chrome Suggested Articles on iPad, iPhone, Android

Sep 14, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to remove Chrome Suggested Articles For You in iOS or Android

Chrome for iOS and Android defaults to showing an “Articles For You” suggested article section when opening a new Chrome tab or window with Google search.

If you don’t want to see the Chrome suggested articles on iPad, iPhone, or Android, you can disable the Articles For You feature.

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How to Setup & Use Apple Pencil with iPad Pro

Sep 13, 2019 - Leave a Comment

Apple pencil in-use

The iPad Pro is already the best iPad ever made and you can take it to the next level by adding an Apple Pencil to the mix. But you’ll need to know how to set it up and get the most out of it.

With the addition of one accessory you can turn the iPad Pro into perhaps the very best digital note taking machine on the planet.┬áIt’s not just note taking, or Notes drawing and sketching tools, either. With tons of other drawing and painting apps in the App Store you’re only limited by your imagination rather than the technology. The Apple Pencil might not be cheap, but it’s a great accessory if you want to make the best use of your iPad Pro.

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iPadOS 13 Release Date Set for September 30

Sep 11, 2019 - 4 Comments

iPadOS 13

Wondering when iPadOS 13 will be coming out for iPad? Well wonder no more!

Apple has announced that the official release date of iPadOS 13 is September 30.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, News - 4 Comments

iOS 13 Release Date is September 19

Sep 11, 2019 - Leave a Comment

iOS 13 GM

If you’re filled with anticipation about running iOS 13 on your iPhone, you may be excited to learn that iOS 13 be released on September 19.

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MacOS Catalina to be Released in October

Sep 11, 2019 - Leave a Comment

MacOS Catalina

For those who have been wondering when macOS Catalina will be coming out, Apple has announced that MacOS Catalina will be released in October.

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Beta 3 of iPadOS 13.1 & iOS 13.1, Beta 8 of MacOS Catalina Released for Testing

Sep 11, 2019 - 3 Comments

iOS 13 beta, ipadOS 13 beta, MacOS Catalina beta

Apple has released the third beta version of iPadOS 13.1 and iOS 13.1 for users who are enrolled in the developer beta testing programs, as well as the public beta testing programs.

Additionally, Apple has released the eight beta version of MacOS Catalina for Mac users testing the latest Mac system software release.

Separately, watchOS 6 GM is available to download for compatible Apple Watches as well.

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Download iOS 13 GM Now for iPhone & iPod touch

Sep 10, 2019 - Leave a Comment

Download iOS 13 GM available now

Apple has released the GM version of iOS 13 to users participating in the developer beta testing program.

GM stands for Golden Master and typically represents the final version of software that gets released to the general public, thus indicating that iOS 13 GM will likely match the final version released next week.

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iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max Announced: Pricing & Release Date

Sep 10, 2019 - 3 Comments

iPhone 11 Pro

Apple has announced the all new iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

The all new iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will replace the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max as the high-end iPhone models, and they include improved performance, better power management, improved battery life, and a better camera system consisting of three individual cameras.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News - 3 Comments

iPhone 11 Announced: Release Date & Pricing

Sep 10, 2019 - Leave a Comment

iPhone 11

Apple has released the all new iPhone 11.

iPhone 11 includes various new features, performance enhancements, improved battery life and energy use, and offers an improved dual-camera system.

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New iPad 10.2″ Announced as Entry Level Model

Sep 10, 2019 - 2 Comments

New iPad 10.2 inch model

Apple has announced an all new entry-level iPad model.

The new hardware includes a variety of improvements, and perhaps most notably a bigger screen. The new iPad model was announced at the days iPhone launch event, along with new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, and Apple Watch Series 5.

Let’s take a moment to review the new iPad:

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, News - 2 Comments

Apple Watch Series 5 Announced

Sep 10, 2019 - 1 Comment

Apple Watch Series 5

Apple has announced the all new Apple Watch Series 5, with an always-on display.

The new Apple Watch was launched today along with a new base level iPad 10.2″ model, along with the new iPhone 11, and iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

The Apple Watch Series 5 screen now dims when not in focus, and brightens when the Apple Watch is raised or tapped. Other notable features for Apple Watch Series 5 include the following:

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple Watch, News - 1 Comment

How to Rename Tags on Mac

Sep 9, 2019 - 3 Comments

How to edit and rename tags on the Mac

If you use the Tags feature to tag files and folders on the Mac you may find it helpful to know that you can edit and rename tags to be more descriptive or to better suit your purposes for those tags.

For example, perhaps you want to rename some tags to be used as indicator of priority, so rather than having a tag simply named “Red” or “Blue” you could rename those tags to be “Urgent” and “Low Priority”. Or perhaps you’d like tags named something like “Personal”, “Family”, and “Work”, or to be project specific, or anything of that sort. Renaming tags on the Mac is easy, as you’ll see.

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

How to Stream Spotify from iPhone to Sonos Speaker

Sep 8, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to stream Spotify from iPhone to Sonos

If you’re an iPhone or iPad user with a Spotify account and you happen to be visiting another location with Sonos Speakers, you might be interested in outputting the sound output from the iOS device to the Sonos speaker system. Usually Sonos speakers rely on the dedicated Sonos app to interface with, but that’s not always necessary, and if you have an iPhone or iPad and you’re a guest at a location with a configured Sonos speaker, you can typically export Spotify audio to the Sonos speaker without needing to login to anything or download the Sonos app at all. Essentially this lets you use Spotify with AirPlay outputting sound directly to a Sonos speaker as a guest.

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How to Stop FaceTime Opening Automatically on Mac

Sep 7, 2019 - Leave a Comment

FaceTime on Mac

Some Mac users may be aiming to turn off FaceTime because they have noticed the app launches itself automatically. Some have even noticed that FaceTime opens itself automatically on boot when the computer restarts or on system startup.

Sometimes this happens because of saved states and the user left FaceTime open before rebooting the Mac, but other times it appears to be a bug or issue with the FaceTime plist file and in those situations removing that preference file can often remedy the issue.

Additionally, some FaceTime features make the app open automatically when an inbound FaceTime call is being received on the Mac, and that can be addressed too.

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How to View Wi-Fi Networks Signal Strength on iPhone or iPad

Sep 6, 2019 - 3 Comments

Check Wi-Fi signal strength on iPhone or iPad

Want to see a wireless networks wi-fi signal strength from an iPhone or iPad? That’s easy enough, and you have two quick and simple ways to view the wi-fi signal strength of a currently active wireless network right from iOS, and you can even see the signal strength of other nearby networks too.

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

How to Delete & Disable Significant Locations Data on Mac

Sep 5, 2019 - 2 Comments

How to disable and clear Significant Locations on Mac

Want to clear and disable Significant Locations data stored on your Mac? For some quick background, your Mac will attempt to determine what locations are significant to you in order to provide you with location related information for Maps, Photos, Calendars, and with other apps too. These stored places are referred to as “Significant Locations” and can be very helpful for traffic and directions predictions, along with other location related assistance.

Some Mac users may prefer to disable the Significant Locations feature and clear any existing Significant Locations data from the Mac, and this tutorial will show you how to do that.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Security, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

Beta 2 of iOS 13.1 & iPadOS 13.1 Released for Testing

Sep 4, 2019 - Leave a Comment

Public beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Apple has released iOS 13.1 beta 2 and iPadOS 13.1 beta 2 for users enrolled in the developer beta testing program.

A matching public beta build is also available for users who are participating in the public beta programs.

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