How to Add a Second Person or Face to Face ID on iPhone or iPad

Dec 14, 2018 - Leave a Comment

How to add a second face or appearance to Face ID on iPhone or iPad

You can add a second person to Face ID for authentication on an iPhone or iPad. Alternatively, you can use this same feature to add your own face again but with a vastly different appearance. For example, maybe you want to add your spouses face to Face ID so they can unlock your iPhone or iPad too, or maybe you alternate between your regular appearance as a perfectly coiffed supermodel woman and dressing up as a disheveled Santa Claus. Whatever the case, you can add a second face or alternate appearance to Face ID authentication in iOS.

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How to Limit Social Media Use on iPhone & iPad with Screen Time

Dec 13, 2018 - 2 Comments

How to limit social media use on iPhone or iPad with Screen Time

Want to cut back on social networking use? Or perhaps you want to reduce time spent with social media on a family iOS device? The iPhone and iPad new Screen Time feature can make that easier than ever before, by allowing you to put a time limit on social networking usage to a chosen time limit per day.

For example, perhaps you want to set a 15 minute daily time limit for social networking usage so that you or someone else don’t waste an hour a day mindlessly browsing through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or anything similar. That’s exactly the kind of limitation you can put into place on social media use with the Screen Time feature in iOS.

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

Battery Draining with MacOS Mojave? 15 Battery Life Tips to Help

Dec 12, 2018 - 9 Comments

Troubleshoot battery life issues with MacOS Mojave

Do you feel like battery life has worsened since updating a Mac laptop to MacOS Mojave? Some Mac users have discovered their battery life has reduced after updating a MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air to MacOS Mojave 10.14.x, or just that battery life seems to drain faster than expected.

Here we will discuss a few possible reasons for reductions in battery life, as well as offer some helpful tips to improve battery life on Mac laptops running MacOS Mojave.

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How to Get a Linux Shell on iPad or iPhone with iSH

Dec 11, 2018 - 6 Comments

iSH Linux shell on iPhone and iPad

Have you ever wished you had a Linux command line on an iPad or iPhone? With iSH you can get pretty close to accomplishing that goal. iSH Shell is a Linux shell for iOS that uses an x86 emulator to run a simplified version of Alpine Linux on an iPad or iPhone. You can even install packages and additional software directly into iSH with the Alpine package manager, offering access to the world of command line tools like wget, curl, python, git, and much more.

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How to Tell if Safari Private Browsing is Enabled When in Dark Mode for MacOS

Dec 10, 2018 - 6 Comments

Private browsing mode in Safari for Mac when Dark theme is enabled too

If you’re a Safari web browser user, and you also use the popular Dark Mode appearance theme on Mac OS, then you may have noticed that it’s a bit more challenging to determine if a Safari browser window is in private browsing mode or not.

It turns out there is still a visual cue to indicate that Safari is in Private Browsing mode, it’s just a much more subtle visual cue when Dark Mode is enabled on the Mac.

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

Beta 1 of iOS 12.1.2 & MacOS 10.14.3 Available for Testing

Dec 10, 2018 - Leave a Comment

macOS and iOS beta testing

Apple has released the first beta versions of iOS 12.1.2 and macOS 10.14.3 for users participating in the system software beta testing programs. The initial beta builds are currently available to those in the registered developer beta testing programs, but typically the public beta rolls out soon after.

Additionally, Apple has rolled out the first beta builds of watchOS 5.1.3 beta 1 and tvOS 12.1.2 beta 1.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - Leave a Comment

How to Enable TextEdit Dark Mode on Mac

Dec 9, 2018 - 6 Comments

Dark mode in TextEdit for Mac

TextEdit, the default text editor bundled with MacOS, now supports a dark mode theme, which basically inverts the color display of the text editor so that white text appears on a dark background, rather than the default black text on white background. This makes working in TextEdit at night or in low light conditions a bit easier on the eyes, just like the system-wide Dark Mode MacOS feature in general does.

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

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Dec 8, 2018 - Leave a Comment

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Looking for some great gift ideas for this holiday season? We’ve got a collection of tech gadgets and accessories that are sure to be of interest to the geekier folks on your shopping list, perhaps yourself included.

Browse through the list below and see if something catches your fancy. Sure you could always splurge on a snazzy MacBook Pro or anything else at the Apple store at Amazon too…

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How to Connect a Mac to Bluetooth Speaker

Dec 7, 2018 - 2 Comments

Connect a Mac to Bluetooth speaker

A Mac can easily be connected to a Bluetooth speaker system, offering a convenient and wireless method of enjoying audio from the computer.

Using a Bluetooth speaker system on a Mac is quite simple, and the only real requirement is that the Mac has Bluetooth actively enabled, and the Speaker system is within range. Beyond that, MacOS is able to connect to virtually any Bluetooth speaker, whether it’s a fancier stereo or a simple portable speaker.

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

WatchOS 5.1.2 with ECG & Irregular Heart Rhythm Alerts Released for Apple Watch

Dec 6, 2018 - 16 Comments

Apple Watch with ECG feature

Apple has released an update to Apple Watch that adds significant new health features to the Apple Watch Series 4, including an ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notifications.

The WatchOS 5.1.2 update arrives along with iOS 12.1.1 for iPhone and iPad and MacOS Mojave 10.14.2 for Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple Watch, News - 16 Comments

Download iOS 12.1.1 Update for iPhone & iPad [IPSW]

Dec 5, 2018 - 4 Comments

iOS 12.1.1 update available to download for iPhone and iPad

Apple has released iOS 12.1.1 for iPhone and iPad users. The freshly updated version of iOS includes a handful of small changes and improvements, along with the usual bug fixes.

Additionally, Apple also released MacOS Mojave 10.14.2 Update, Security Updates for macOS Sierra and High Sierra, updates to Safari, and an update for Apple TV as tvOS 12.1.1, along with watchOS 5.1.2 for Apple Watch with ECG and other new health features.

One of the more notable changes in iOS 12.1.1 is that it moves the FaceTime camera switching button back to a more obvious location during a FaceTime conversation, rather than staying hidden behind various other layers of interface abstraction, as was the case with FaceTiming in prior iOS 12 builds.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 4 Comments

MacOS Mojave 10.14.2 Update Released for Mac

Dec 5, 2018 - 23 Comments

Download the macOS Mojave 10.14.2 update

Apple has released MacOS 10.14.2 update for MacOS Mojave. The latest software update for the Mac is said to improve the stability, compatibility, and security of Macs, and is therefore recommended for all Mojave users to install.

Mac users not running Mojave will instead find “Security Update 2018-003 High Sierra” and “Security Update 2018-006 Sierra” available for prior MacOS versions, along with updates to the Safari web browser.

Separately, Apple also released iOS 12.1.1 update for iPhone and iPad, along with an update to tvOS for Apple TV, an update for Homepod, and a small update to iTunes for Windows, along with watchOS 5.1.2 for Apple Watch with ECG and health features.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 23 Comments

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