How to Reset Notes Password in iOS

Jul 25, 2016 - 1 Comment

Resetting Notes password on iPhone or iPad

Many users are password protecting Notes on iPhone and iPad, which offers a secondary security layer for especially personal or private data stored within the Notes app. Because the Notes app uses a different password from the general password used on the iOS Lock Screen, and different from the password used by an Apple ID or iCloud account, it can be easy to see how that Notes password may be forgotten or lost. In such a situation, you may wish to reset the Notes app password in iOS, which allows you to set a new password for notes.

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Pangu Jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3 Available

Jul 25, 2016 - 4 Comments

Pangu Jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3

A jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3 and earlier versions back to iOS 9.2 is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The jailbreak arrives from China through a group called Pangu, who has released similar jailbreaking utilities in the past for Mac OS X and Windows.

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

Accessing the Downloads Folder on Mac & Finding Downloaded Files

Jul 24, 2016 - 11 Comments

Mac Downloads folder and where it is located

Ever wondered where all the downloaded files go on your Mac? By default, most apps will transfer downloaded files into the user Downloads folder. This applies to all downloads to a Mac made from the web with Safari, Chrome, through AirDrop, or from the many file transfer apps out there.

There are many different ways to quickly find and access the Downloads folder on a Mac, we’ll review some of the fastest methods to get to that folder and find your downloaded files. Additionally, we’ll show you two ways to track down downloaded files that for whatever reason didn’t show up in the Downloads folder.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 11 Comments

Convert Currency in Spotlight Search for iOS

Jul 23, 2016 - 10 Comments

Convert currency in Spotlight

Spotlight Search for iOS now has the ability to perform currency calculations and conversions using up to date exchange rates.

This is a handy built-in feature for travelers, anyone who needs to exchange money, and those who work across borders, and it’s built right into the latest versions of Spotlight for iOS on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 10 Comments

How to File Bugs & Offer Feedback in MacOS Sierra

Jul 22, 2016 - Leave a Comment

Feedback Assistant in MacOS Sierra

Beta testers of macOS Sierra can send feedback and bug reports directly to Apple, offering a chance to help shape the future of the Mac operating system. Reporting bugs and offering feature feedback is part of the fun of beta testing (and part of the purpose of the public betas), so if you are running macOS Sierra on a Mac, be sure you take the time to send feedback and report bugs as you come across them.

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A Prank Kernel Panic Screen Saver for Mac OS X

Jul 22, 2016 - 16 Comments

fake-kernel-panic-screensaver-mac

Little is dreaded more in the Mac world than the kernel panic, the Mac OS X equivalent of the Windows Blue Screen of Death of yesteryear. While modern versions of Mac OS X don’t display the kernel panic screen like they used to, that doesn’t mean you still can’t have some mischievous fun with a fake kernel panic screen saver.

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun, Mac OS X - 16 Comments

How to Add an Image to Email Signature in Mail for Mac

Jul 21, 2016 - 6 Comments

Create an email signature with image or logo in Mac Mail app

Custom email signatures are commonplace, whether they include simple contact details or a complete HTML signature on Mac Mail. A frequent further customization to email signatures is to include an image or logo, which is what we will show you how to create in the Mac Mail app for Mac OS X.

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

iPhone Contacts Disappeared? How to Fix Missing Phone Contacts in iOS

Jul 21, 2016 - 3 Comments

iPhone Contacts Missing Bug

A strange bug that continues to persist in iOS for iPhone mysteriously causes all phone contacts to suddenly disappear from the Phone app on the device. Most users will never experience the missing contacts bug, but it can be disconcerting if encountered.

This missing contacts bug is not subtle and seems to happen at random, with the Phone app losing the “Favorites” and “Contacts” tabs, as well as the Phone app losing all identifying contact information for existing phone numbers, making every phone number in the recents list appear as unrecognized with no attached contact name, picture, or any other details.

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How to Report Bugs in iOS 10 & Send Feedback to Apple

Jul 20, 2016 - 12 Comments

Report iOS 10 Bugs

Now that iOS 10 public beta is available to install for anyone, users can run the beta system software on any compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Of course since it’s beta software, users may encounter bugs, or there may be behavior that is generally unexpected or could be improved upon in the iOS 10 betas.

Rather than just being annoyed, beta testers can do their part to improve iOS 10 by reporting bugs directly to Apple. Additionally, the Feedback app in iOS 10 Public Beta can be used to offer general feedback about iOS 10 to Apple, offering the beta tester the potential to help shape the next major iOS release.

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How to Downgrade MacOS Sierra Beta to OS X El Capitan

Jul 19, 2016 - 8 Comments

Downgrade MacOS Sierra to OS X El Capitan

Some Mac users may wish to downgrade from MacOS Sierra Beta and revert back to OS X El Capitan, this is particularly common if you have found things to be less than stable or otherwise problematic and would like to return to a more stable operating system experience – a fairly common scenario for beta testers.
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4 New “Shot on iPhone” Commercials Feature a Chipmunk & Ant

Jul 19, 2016 - 13 Comments

Chipmunk iPhone commercial

Apple has released four new “Shot on iPhone” commercials, some demonstrating the slow motion video recording effect of the iPhone camera with a focus on wildlife, while another demonstrates the time-lapse camera capability.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 13 Comments

OS X 10.11.6 Update for Mac Released

Jul 18, 2016 - 43 Comments

OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 Update

Apple has released OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 for Mac users. The minor point release system software update includes small bug fixes and security updates.

Additionally, Mac users running prior versions of Mac OS X system software including Yosemite and Mavericks will find a separate “Security Update 2016-004” release available for their machines.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 43 Comments

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