Run the Very First Web Browser from 1990, WorldWideWeb

Feb 22, 2019 - 3 Comments

the first web browser ever WorldWideWeb

Have you ever wanted to know what browsing the web was like at the very beginning of the web, way back in 1990? Thanks to some retro efforts by a team at CERN (yes the same CERN that built the Large Hadron Collider), you can now try out the very first ever web browser, called WorldWideWeb (and yes, as you may have guessed that’s where the WWW name and acronym comes from). Best of all, this WorldWideWeb rebuild loads just fine in any modern web browser of today, and you can even load many modern websites!

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun, Retro - 3 Comments

How to Add a Border to Photos on iPhone or iPad

Feb 21, 2019 - 8 Comments

How to add a border to a photo on iPhone or iPad

Want to add a simple border to a picture with an iPhone or iPad? We’ll show you a simple trick that allows you to place a colored border around a photo in iOS, without needing any additional downloads or apps. To accomplish this, we’ll be using two photo editing features native to iOS, thereby allowing any iPad or iPhone user to quickly use this trick to apply a border to any photo on their device.

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

How to Run a Simple Web Server on iPad or iPhone

Feb 20, 2019 - 5 Comments

Simple web server running on iPad or iPhone

Want to run a simple web server off of an iPad or iPhone? If you have iSH linux shell running in iOS then you can easily start and run a simple web server directly from an iPhone or iPad. By running iSH and starting a web server with python 3 you can then serve either HTML files or a directory listing to the same device via localhost, or to anyone on the same network with the iOS devices IP address. This is obviously not going to be as fully functional or featured as running apache or nginx, but if you want to geek around with a simple local html development environment or serve something via http from an iPhone or iPad, it’ll do the trick. Plus, it’s just plain cool.

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Beta 3 of iOS 12.2 Released for Testing

Feb 19, 2019 - 1 Comment

iOS beta

Apple has released iOS 12.2 beta 3 to users enrolled in the beta testing program for iPhone and iPad system software.

The new iOS beta build arrives alongside tvOS 12.2 beta 3 and watchOS 5.2 beta 3, while macOS 10.14.4 beta 3 was released a day earlier.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 1 Comment

Beta 3 of MacOS 10.14.4 Release for Testing

Feb 18, 2019 - 4 Comments

MacOS Mojave beta

Apple has released the third beta version of macOS Mojave 10.14.4 to Mac users enrolled in the beta testing programs for system software. The developer beta is typically available first, with a public beta release available soon after.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 4 Comments

How to Find What iOS Version is on iPhone or iPad

Feb 18, 2019 - 4 Comments

How to Check what iOS version running on iPhone or iPad

iOS is the operating system that runs on every iPhone or iPad, but while many users may know the model of their iPhone or iPad, perhaps fewer people may know what version of iOS they are running. Knowing what version of iOS is installed and running on an iPhone or iPad can be important for knowing compatibility with certain features and apps, so with that in mind we’ll show you how to tell which iOS version is running on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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How to Disable “Shake to Send Feedback” in Google Maps for iPhone and iPad

Feb 17, 2019 - 4 Comments

Disable Shake to Send Feedback in Google Maps for iPhone or iPad

Have you ever been using Google Maps on iPhone or iPad and noticed a little pop-up alert message stating “Shake to send feedback – You shook your device! Your feedback suggestions help us improve Google Maps.” with options to report data problems, send feedback, or to dismiss the alert. Sometimes Google Maps users on iPhone or iPad can accidentally trigger the ‘Shake to send feedback’ feature, or they may unintentionally trigger that alert rather than the typical ‘Shake to Undo’ feature on iPhone and iPad.

If you don’t want to see the ‘Shake to send feedback’ alert come up in Google Maps for iOS, this article will show you how to turn that off.

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

How to Check What Mac OS Version is Running on a Mac

Feb 16, 2019 - 1 Comment

How to see what Mac OS version is on a Mac

Have you ever needed to know which version of Mac OS was on a computer? For some users the answer may be never, but others may need to know exactly what version of Mac OS system software is running on a particular Mac. Typically the need to know which MacOS version is on a Mac is necessary for learning about compatibility with software or a specific feature, but it can also be helpful to know what version of Mac OS is installed for troubleshooting purposes and other reasons too. While many Mac users will immediately know what release and version of system software is running on their computer, others users may not know this information.

This tutorial will show you how to easily find out what version of Mac OS system software is running on a Mac, including what the major release name is as well as the specific version of MacOS system software.

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How to Update iOS Automatically on iPhone or iPad

Feb 15, 2019 - 14 Comments

How to update iOS automatically on iPhone or iPad
If you want to stay on top of the latest iOS system software updates but don’t like bothering with manually installing the software updates, or you routinely fall behind, you might want to consider automating the installation process of iOS software updates. Thanks to a new feature in iOS, you can set an iPhone or iPad to automatically install updates to iOS system software.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 14 Comments

How to Make Text Size Much Larger on iPad

Feb 14, 2019 - 2 Comments

How to make text size larger on iPad

Some iPad and iPhone users may prefer to have larger text sizes and font sizes visible when using the device. Having bigger text size can make reading things on an iPad screen easier for many people, particularly if you find the default font sizes on iPad to be too small, or difficult on the eyes. While many iPad users may know about the general text size slider in Settings, there is another deeper text settings option that allows for notably larger text size to be used as well.

This article will show you how to increase the text size on the iPad, and this applies for much of the onscreen text and fonts shown throughout iPad and many apps. The result will be that text is notably larger in iOS, beyond what the typical settings allow for.

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

How to Fix App “is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash” Error on Mac

Feb 13, 2019 - 7 Comments

App is damaged and cant be opened, move to Trash error message on the Mac

Some Mac users may occasionally run into a somewhat strange error when they try to open an app that was downloaded to their Mac, upon launching the app a little “verifying” progress bar will appear and stall for a moment before an error alert message says “Appname.app is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash.” with an accompanying detail specifying when and where the file was downloaded from. You then have two options, to ‘cancel’ or to “Move to Trash” the app you downloaded.

This article will offer a few ways to remedy this error message on the Mac.

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How to Enable Stacks in MacOS to Clean Up Messy Desktops

Feb 12, 2019 - 6 Comments

How to use Stacks on Mac Desktop to tidy up messy files and clutter

If your Mac desktop is a mess of files and folders, you’re not alone. A messy desktop must be common enough that a feature called Stacks has been included in MacOS specifically to ease that burden.

Basically Stacks cleans up a mess of files on your desktop automatically by arranging them into organized groups of files that can be easily expanded with a click. It works great, especially if

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

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