How to Restore Missing Downloads Folder to Dock on Mac

Oct 19, 2017 - 4 Comments

Restore an accidentally deleted Downloads folder to Dock on Mac

Having the user Downloads folder in the Dock for Mac OS is undeniably convenient for quick access to downloaded files, so if you have accidentally deleted the Downloads folder from the Dock, or the Downloads folder is missing from the Mac Dock for some other reason, you may want to restore it back to it’s original Dock location.

Worry not, getting the Downloads icon back into the Dock on a Mac is super easy.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

How to Fix iOS App Names Stuck on

Oct 19, 2017 - 1 Comment

iOS app stuck

An unusual error can happen sometimes on the iPhone and iPad where iOS app names are replaced with “”, and when attempting to launch the apps with such a name, the app instantly crashes. Furthermore, attempting to delete the app with the name “” via the the traditional Home Screen approach usually fails, leaving the curiously named app stuck on a device and unusable.

If your iPhone or iPad is displaying apps with their name(s) stuck as “” and those apps are crashing instantly on launch, you can fix the apps and make them usable again with a few steps.

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How to Download iPhone Apps to iPad

Oct 18, 2017 - 11 Comments

Downloaded iPhone apps onto iPad

Some iOS apps are for iPhone only, but that doesn’t mean you can’t download iPhone apps onto an iPad and use them on iPad too.

Many iPad users would rather use the scaled up iPhone version of an app that is intended for a different screen device than no version of the app at all. This applies to many games, messaging apps, and social media apps like Snapchat and Instagram, where iPhone exclusive versions of an app exists, but with a little know-how you can download and use the iPhone app on an iPad.

This tutorial will detail how to download and install iPhone apps onto an iPad using the App Store in iOS.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 11 Comments

Beta 3 of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Released for Testing

Oct 17, 2017 - 1 Comment

Beta 3 download of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1

Apple has released beta 3 of macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra to users enrolled in the beta testing programs.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 1 Comment

How to Skip Converting to APFS When Installing macOS High Sierra

Oct 17, 2017 - 8 Comments

How to skip APFS when installing macOS High Sierra

MacOS High Sierra includes the all new APFS file system, which is arguably one of the most significant new features introduced in the new Mac operating system update. Nonetheless it’s possible that some Mac owners with SSD volumes will want to not convert the existing HFS+ file system to APFS file system when installing macOS High Sierra. With a little command line magic, you can skip converting to APFS during the macOS High Sierra installation process if desired.

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How to Hide the iOS Screenshot Previews in iOS 11

Oct 16, 2017 - 12 Comments

Screenshot corner preview in iOS

After you take a screenshot of an iPhone or iPad in iOS 11, a little thumbnail preview of the screenshot appears in the bottom left corner. Tapping on that screenshot preview opens Markup where you can draw on the screenshot or quickly share it, but if you’re not going to markup your screenshot then you might prefer the screenshot preview to not be on the screen any longer.

Currently there is no way to disable the screen shot previews in iOS 11, but you can easily dismiss the screenshot thumbnail previews and push them off the screen of an iPad or iPhone.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 12 Comments

iOS 11.1 Beta 3 Released for Testing

Oct 16, 2017 - 6 Comments


Apple has released iOS 11.1 beta 3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users who are enrolled in the beta testing programs. Separately, tvOS 11.1 beta 3 and watchOS 4.1 beta 3 are also available for best testing too.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 6 Comments

Play Wolfenstein 3D in a Web Browser

Oct 15, 2017 - 5 Comments

Wolfenstein 3D in a web browser

If you played video games in the early 1990s you probably remember Wolfenstein 3D, which was revolutionary at the time for being the first 3D first-person shooter. If you feel like reliving a brief moment of 1992, forget about digging out that ancient DOS PC in the basement, you can now enjoy playing Wolfenstein 3D – the entire game – entirely in your web browser.

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun, Retro - 5 Comments

Troubleshooting macOS High Sierra Problems

Oct 14, 2017 - 44 Comments

Troubleshooting macOS High Sierra problems

Are you having difficulties with macOS High Sierra? While most Mac users who update to macOS High Sierra have no issues with the system software, there are small groups of users who have experienced a variety of problems with the software update. This tends to happen with every major system software release, either due to compatibility issues, third party apps, bugs, or a variety of other reasons. This article attempts to gather a list of some of the reported macOS High Sierra problems, along with possible troubleshooting solutions to those issues, though by no means is this exhaustive.

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How to Add Folders to Favorites List in Files for iOS

Oct 13, 2017 - 12 Comments

The Favorites list of Files in iOS

The Files app on iPhone and iPad is a bit like a light version of Finder on Mac, offering direct access to files and folders in iOS 11. If you find yourself accessing a particular folder often within Files app, you can make it quicker to access by adding it to your Favorites list. Once an item is added to the Favorite list of iOS Files app, it will be visible in the Favorites section of the app, or the sidebar for iPad users when Files app is in horizontal mode.

You can add a folder to the favorites section of iOS Files app with a tap trick or with drag and drop, we’ll show you how to use both. And of course, we’ll also show you how to remove an item from the Files app Favorites list too.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 12 Comments

How to Downgrade macOS High Sierra

Oct 12, 2017 - 10 Comments

How to Downgrade macOS High Sierra

Some MacOS High Sierra 10.13.x users may wish to downgrade back to macOS Sierra 10.12.x or even Mac OS X El Capitan. Mac users can downgrade from High Sierra to a prior Mac OS release, either by formatting the hard drive and clean installing Sierra or another prior system release, or by relying on a Time Machine backup made prior to the update to macOS High Sierra.

The downgrade method we’ll cover here uses a Time Machine backup to restore to a prior version of macOS and downgrade macOS High Sierra 10.13. If you do not have a Time Machine backup made with a previous version of Mac OS, this will not be possible to follow.

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How to Pin Notes in iOS for Easy Note Access

Oct 12, 2017 - 3 Comments

Notes icon in iOS

If you use the iOS Notes app often and juggle a myriad of individual notes lists, you may find the new notes pinning feature to be helpful. By pinning a note to the top of the Notes list, you can access any particular note easier and faster than ever before, without having to scroll through a lengthy list of notes on the iPhone or iPad since it will be at the very beginning.

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

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