How to Connect Xbox One Controller to ‌Apple TV‌

Nov 16, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to use Xbox One controller on Apple TV

Want to use a wireless Xbox controller with Apple TV? The Xbox One controllers are great for gaming, and so if you play games or Apple Arcade on Apple TV you might be interested in connecting a wireless Xbox controller to Apple TV to improve the experience.

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How to Enable AirPods Pro Noise Cancellation & Transparency Modes

Nov 15, 2019 - Leave a Comment

AirPods Pro noise cancellation and transparency features

Apples AirPods Pro are the first AirPods to offer both Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and Transparency mode. Both of them are useful in different situations and you’ll probably want to make good use of them.

Here, we’ll discuss these features a bit, and we’ll show you how to quickly and easily switch between both noise cancellation and transparency modes on AirPods Pro.

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By Oliver Haslam - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

How to Disable Siri Audio Recording Storage & Collection on iPhone & iPad

Nov 14, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to Disable Siri Audio Recording Storage & Collection

You can adjust privacy settings on iPhone and iPad to stop Apple from storing, collecting, and reviewing audio recordings from your device and Siri usage. This is a new optional privacy feature that some iPhone and iPad users may be interested in, particularly if they don’t like the idea of their audio recordings from Siri use being used for analysis and improvement, or stored by Apple in general.

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All New MacBook Pro 16″ Released, Up to 64GB RAM & 8TB SSD

Nov 13, 2019 - 5 Comments

MacBook Pro 16 inch model

Apple has released an all new 16″ MacBook Pro, replacing the prior 15″ MacBook Pro model.

The new MacBook Pro laptop features a larger screen with a higher resolution, a redesigned keyboard that returns to the scissor design mechanism and a physical Escape key, 9th generation Intel six core and eight-core processors, up to 64GB RAM, up to 8TB of SSD storage, better GPU, and offers other improvements.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 5 Comments

MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 Beta 2 Released for Testing

Nov 13, 2019 - 1 Comment

MacOS Catalina beta

Apple has released the second beta version of MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 to Mac users enrolled in the MacOS beta testing program.

Beta testers typically will find a developer beta build released first, which is soon followed by the equivalent build as a public beta release.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 1 Comment

How to Disable / Enable Always On Display for Apple Watch

Nov 12, 2019 - 2 Comments

How to enable or disable Always On Apple Watch display

The latest Apple Watch models have a fantastic ‘always on’ display that lets you easily see the time without waking the devices screen with a lift or tap. The Apple Watch always-on display is excellent, but some users may notice that having the screen on all the time can lead to a reduction in battery performance of Apple Watch. Additionally, some users may prefer their Apple Watch screen not be on all the time for other reasons. Like many features, the Always On display can be enabled or disabled, depending on Apple Watch user preference.

This article will show you how to disable the Always On display of Apple Watch, and also how to enable the always on Apple Watch display if you had it turned off.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple Watch, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

Beta 2 of iOS 13.3 & iPadOS 13.3 Released for Testing

Nov 12, 2019 - Leave a Comment

Betas of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3

Apple has released the second beta version of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 for users enrolled in the beta testing programs. The beta arrives as build 17C5038a.

A developer beta version is usually released first, soon followed by the same build as a public beta release.

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How to Delete Siri Audio History on iPhone & iPad

Nov 11, 2019 - 5 Comments

How to delete Siri audio history on iPhone and iPad

Many Siri interactions and requests submit anonymized audio recordings to Apple servers in order to process, review, and to ascertain for accuracy and quality. For example, if you ask Siri on iPhone for the weather, that request may be recorded as audio and processed on Apple servers. While this data is anonymized from an Apple ID, it is apparently associated with a specific iPhone or iPad.

Some users may wish to delete any stored Siri audio history and dictation history that is associated with their devices, whether for personal, professional, or privacy reasons, and that’s what this article will show you how to do.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Security, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

How to Connect Xbox One Controller to iPhone or iPad

Nov 10, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to use Xbox One controller with iPhone or iPad

You can now use an Xbox One controller with iPhone or iPad for gaming. We’ve been able to use some select Bluetooth game controllers with iPads and iPhone for years, but for many gamers they don’t have the same feel as a classic gaming controller, like the Xbox One offers. It’s just hard to compete with the kinds of game controllers that game console companies produce, which have extensive ergonomic testing, plus there’s some muscle memory attached if you’ve been using them for a long time.

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By Oliver Haslam - Games, iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

How to Fix iPhone 5 Not Working Recently with Internet, Calls, Data, GPS

Nov 9, 2019 - 5 Comments

How to fix iPhone 5 not working internet, calls, GPS

If you have an iPhone 5 that is now experiencing cellular data problems with failure to connect to the internet, wireless not working, and even the inability to make phone calls consistently, the phone may be experiencing the GPS date & time bug discussed here which began to impact iPhone 5 internet functionality on Sunday November 3. For many iPhone 5 users who were not aware of this bug, their iPhone 5 appeared to just suddenly stop working, as basically any outside connectivity via any internet connection or data connection is no longer functioning, making the device largely useless. Fortunately, this can be fixed rather easily with the most basic troubleshooting for fixing cellular data not working on iPhone; updating iOS.

This article will show you how to fix iPhone 5 that is no longer working as expected with failing internet functionality, cellular data, GPS, and the inability to make or receive phone calls on the device.

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How to Install MacOS Catalina on Unsupported Macs

Nov 8, 2019 - 16 Comments

How to install MacOS Catalina on unsupported Macs with DosDude tool

Want to run MacOS Catalina 10.15 on a Mac, but that computer isn’t on the official list of Catalina supported Macs?

Then you may be interested in a third party tool that allows advanced uses to patch the MacOS Catalina installer so that it works on otherwise unsupported Macs.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 16 Comments

iOS 13.2.2 & iPadOS 13.2.2 Update Released with Bug Fixes

Nov 7, 2019 - 14 Comments

iOS 13.2.2 and iPadOS 13.2.2

Apple has released iOS 13.2.2 and iPadOS 13.2.2 for iPhone and iPad users.

The latest software update release from Apple includes bug fixes and enhancements. A particularly noteworthy bug that is resolved with iOS 13.2.2 and iPadOS 13.2.2 is where background apps would spontaneously quit on their own, causing reduced performance for multitasking on iPhone and iPad. Additionally, bugs pertaining to cellular data and other issues have been resolved.

The full release notes for both iPadOS 13.2.2 and iOS 13.2.2 are further below for those interested.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 14 Comments

MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 Beta 1 Released for Testing

Nov 7, 2019 - 1 Comment

MacOS Catalina beta

Apple has released the first beta version or MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 for Mac users enrolled in the beta testing program.

The first MacOS 10.15.2 beta 1 build arrives as build 19C32e. Typically a developer beta build will roll out first, soon followed by the same build as a public beta version.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 1 Comment

iPhone 11 Won’t Connect to iTunes on Mac? Here’s the Fix

Nov 6, 2019 - 1 Comment

Fix iPhone 11 not syncing or showing in iTunes

Some iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max users have discovered that iTunes does not recognize the new iPhone connected to a Mac. Instead, launching iTunes with iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro connected via USB cable does nothing, and the iPhone does not show up in iTunes, it does not sync, backup, or appear to exist at all within iTunes. This is understandably frustrating if you rely on iTunes for device management, backing up, and syncing iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro to a computer, so this walkthrough will aim to show you how to fix this problem on a Mac.

This guide is aimed at iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro not showing up in iTunes on MacOS Mojave or MacOS High Sierra. This issue should not appear in MacOS Catalina or later because iTunes no longer exists in those versions of macOS.

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How to Test That AirPods Pro Fit Your Ears Properly

Nov 5, 2019 - 5 Comments

AirPods Pro fit test

Apple’s AirPods Pro are the first AirPods that fit into your ear canal, rather than just sitting in the outside of your ear. That means that they can create a much better seal, resulting in better sound quality, and a better overall experience. But for all that to work properly you need to make sure the AirPods Pro fit correctly.

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By Oliver Haslam - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

Beta 1 of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 Released for Testing

Nov 5, 2019 - 1 Comment

beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Apple has released the first beta versions of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 for users enrolled in the beta testing programs.

Typically a developer beta version rolls out first and is soon followed by the equivalent build as a public beta.

Separately, Apple has released new beta versions of tvOS 13.3 and watchOS 6.1.1 for Apple TV and Apple Watch respectively. There is not yet a beta version of MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 available, but presumably one will be issued in the relatively near future.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 1 Comment

How to Connect to SMB Shares from iPhone & iPad with Files App

Nov 4, 2019 - 4 Comments

Enter an address and tap connect

Have you ever wished you could connect to an SMB share from an iPhone or iPad? If you work with file servers, be it for work or pleasure, you’ll be excited to learn that connecting to SMB shares and servers is now possible directly from the Files app of iPhone or iPad.

This is just one of the many exciting features that Apple gave the Files app iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, and it’s one of those will be highly beneficial to those who work with network file servers whether they are Windows PCs, Mac, or Linux machines. Once connected, you can then open files and save them back to the shared location, too.

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By Oliver Haslam - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

How to Pair AirPods Pro with iPhone or iPad

Nov 3, 2019 - Leave a Comment

AirPods Pro connection screen

Apple’s AirPods Pro are fantastic headphones, whether for listening to podcasts and audiobooks, making phone calls, and of course they offer a great way to listen to music when you don’t want to have to wear massive headphones. They’re also a wonderful way of making sure that the outside world doesn’t intrude on your listening experience, too. But if you’ve just picked up a brand new pair you’ll need to set them up before you can use them.

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By Oliver Haslam - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

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