How to Draw on Photos on a Mac

Jul 21, 2017 - 3 Comments

How to draw on pictures in Photos for Mac with Markup

The Mac Photos app has a set of simple drawing tools called Markup which can be used to draw, doodle, sketch, and otherwise markup or write on any picture. Markup in Photos can offer a fun way to scribble on an image, put a remark on a picture, add a blurb, or just to draw a little creative addition to any photo found within the Photos app.

The Markup editing toolkit in Photos on Mac is great, but like many other features, it’s a bit hidden and it’s easy to overlook this feature. This tutorial will show you how to access Markup in Photos for Mac and how to draw on a picture using the tool set.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

How to Remove Location from Photos on Mac

Jul 20, 2017 - 1 Comment

Remove geographic location from Photos on Mac

Many pictures taken with an iPhone, Android phone, or digital camera include location data with the picture, which gives anyone who has the image file the ability to see exactly where the photo was taken. Additionally, the Photos app for Mac allows users to add a location to any picture as well.

If you don’t want a picture to include a physical location, you can easily remove the location from the image by using the Photos app for Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

macOS Sierra 10.12.6 Update Released for Mac

Jul 19, 2017 - 12 Comments

macOS Sierra 10.12.6 update available to download now

Apple has released the final version of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 for Mac users running the Sierra operating system.

The update includes bug fixes and security enhancements, but does not provide any new features or major changes to the operating system.

Separately, Mac users running El Capitan and Yosemite will find security updates available as well.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 12 Comments

iOS 10.3.3 Update Released for iPhone, iPad [IPSW Download Links]

Jul 19, 2017 - Leave a Comment

iOS Software updates for iOS 10.3.3

Apple has released the final version of iOS 10.3.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update is said to include bug fixes and security enhancements for iOS, and no new features are included in the software update.

Links to download iOS 10.3.3 IPSW are included below, though the majority of users are best served by installing iOS 10.3.3 through the Software Update feature or from iTunes.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - Leave a Comment

How to Deauthorize a Computer in iTunes

Jul 18, 2017 - 7 Comments

Deauthorizing iTunes computers

Apple puts a limit on how many computers you can use with some of your owned iTunes and App Store content, including music, movies, apps, TV shows, books, iBooks, this process is known as iTunes authorization. Most users don’t pay much attention to this, but if you own multiple Macs or PCs concurrently or over the years, you’ll eventually hit the 5 computer authorization limit in iTunes, often when trying to access iTunes content or restore an iPhone, which then prevents you from accessing that iTunes Store and App Store content until another computer has been deauthorized, and then the current computer authorized.

The solution to this is to deauthorize a computer from iTunes, a process which can be necessary in both Mac OS and Windows.

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How to Create a New Administrator Account on Mac OS

Jul 17, 2017 - 4 Comments

How to create a new Admin account on Mac

An administrator account has full access to everything on the Mac, it can install software updates, uninstall and install applications, access and delete system files, access other user files on the same computer, and perform any other administrative type of task. Sometimes it can be helpful to create a new separate administrator account on a Mac, usually for a different person to use, or for troubleshooting purposes, or to differentiate a designated admin account from the primary user account. This walkthrough will show you who to make a new admin account in Mac OS.

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

How to Delete Music on iOS 10

Jul 16, 2017 - 9 Comments

How to Delete Music from iOS

Would you like to remove a song from your iPhone or iPad with iOS 10? You can delete music from the Music app in the latest iOS versions with a multi-step process, it’s a bit different from removing music in prior versions of iOS Music app however.

There are actually a few ways to delete music and songs from iOS 10 and iOS 11. We’ll show you two different ways to delete songs and music from iOS Music app on the iPhone and iPad, and also show you how to delete all music from the devices, as well as demonstrating deleting the actual Music app too.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 9 Comments

iPhone Sound Not Working with Headphones? Loud Buzzing Sound in Earbuds? How to Troubleshoot

Jul 15, 2017 - 2 Comments

Troubleshooting iPhone sound not working with headphones

A friend of mine recently plugged their Apple Earbud headphones into their iPhone to use, and rather than having normal sound and audio come through the earbuds, they experienced a ringing buzzing sound coming out of the headphones instead. Their first thought was “My iPhone is broken, the sound isn’t working!” but with a little troubleshooting assistance I was able to fix their ringing/buzzing earbud issue and get the iPhone sound working with its headphones plugged in again.

This tutorial will walk through nine troubleshooting steps to see if you can fix a potential issue with the iPhone sound output not working through headphones, earbuds, or the audio / lightning port.

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Where’s the Startup Boot Sound on New iMac & MacBook Pro?

Jul 14, 2017 - 45 Comments

No startup boot sound on iMac or MacBook Pro

The Mac startup boot chime has been around for decades, and is one of the most notable features defining a booting Mac.

Nonetheless, the latest MacBook Pro and iMac models (from late 2016 onward) are quiet and perform no startup boot sound, meaning the Mac boots up completely silently instead of making the traditional chime sound when the Mac starts up.

A lot of Mac users have wondered why their Mac is not making the startup boot sound anymore, and the next question is if it’s possible to return the startup boot chime to the new Mac hardware.
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How to Unsubscribe from Mailing Lists on iPhone and iPad Easily

Jul 13, 2017 - 7 Comments

Easily unsubscribe from mailing list in iOS Mail

Have you ever found yourself receiving emails from a mailing list you never subscribed to? Virtually everyone with an email address has experienced this, usually from solicitors, junk mailers, and companies of things you may have once interacted with. While you can usually go to the bottom of an email and poke around for a micro-font “Unsubscribe” link, another faster option is available to users of the latest versions of iOS.

Thanks to a new Mail app feature in iOS, users of iPhone and iPad can quickly unsubscribe from emails sent from a mailing list, directly from the mail app and faster than usual.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 7 Comments

How to Stop Autoplay Video in Safari for Mac

Jul 12, 2017 - 14 Comments

Stop autoplaying video in Safari on Mac

Auto-play video is encountered frequently when browsing the web, and many websites will start blasting you with video and sound as soon you load a webpage. This can be nice for some websites and videos, but it can also be frustrating or unwanted. A hidden setting in Safari makes disabling autoplay video to be pretty simple on the Mac, so if you would like to stop the autoplaying videos there is an option to do just that.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 14 Comments

iOS 11 Public Beta 2, macOS High Sierra Public Beta 2 Available to Download

Jul 12, 2017 - 6 Comments

iOS 11 public beta and macOS High Sierra public beta

Apple has released the second public beta releases of macOS High Sierra and iOS 11 to users enrolled in the public beta testing programs.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Mac OS X, News - 6 Comments

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