How to Delete Specific Chrome Autofill Suggestions

Jul 20, 2018 - Leave a Comment

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If use the Chrome web browser, it’s fairly likely you will find Chrome autofill suggestions recommending things for various forms and text entry points. Sometimes those autofill suggestions can be accurate, but sometimes they can be bizarrely irrelevant, unhelpful, or outdated. Most often these irrelevant Chrome suggestions show up from autofill in search boxes or text entry forms on various websites, and they can attempt to populate with random words, old search terms, and phrases that are less than useful or just not relevant to the current site.

Fortunately there’s a way to delete specific Chrome autofill suggestions from these sort text entry boxes, search forms, and various website menus. Because Chrome is available on virtually all mainstream computing platforms, you can use this trick to delete specific Chrome autofill suggestions in nearly any OS, including MacOS, Windows, Linux, and Chromebook too.

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iPhone or iPad Says “Incorrect Password” Fails to Join Wi-Fi? Here’s the Fix

Jul 19, 2018 - 1 Comment

How to fix an Incorrect Password for wi-fi network error on iPhone and iPad

Some iPhone or iPad users may occasionally encounter a strange issue where they are attempting to join a familiar wi-fi network, but iOS throws up an “Incorrect password” error message, and the iPhone or iPad refuses to join the wireless network. Often users will see the “Incorrect password” wi-fi error despite they being certain the wi-fi password is correct. Given how dependent these devices are to an internet connection, it’s understandably annoying when an iOS device doesn’t join a wi-fi network or gives you a repeated “incorrect password” message.

This walkthrough will aim to troubleshoot and fix the annoying “Incorrect password for network” error messages on an iPhone or iPad when trying to join a wi-fi network.

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How to Get Telnet for MacOS in Mojave or High Sierra

Jul 18, 2018 - 7 Comments

Get Telnet in Mac OS

Need to use Telnet in MacOS? Well, many Mac users have discovered that Telnet has been removed from modern versions of system software, including macOS Mojave and macOS High Sierra. Presumably this is to encourage using the ssh client instead, but there are many Mac users who need Telnet for a variety of reasons. Telnet continues to be in a valid tool for many systems and network administrators, security professionals, people working with Cisco hardware or towards Cisco certification, MUD enthusiasts, amongst many other purposes.

Accordingly, this tutorial will detail several different ways to get Telnet back in modern versions of Mac OS system software. We’ll cover installing Telnet with Homebrew, restoring Telnet from a prior system software release or backup, compiling Telnet from source, as well as a few alternatives to telnet.

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iOS 12 Beta 4 Download Released for Developers

Jul 17, 2018 - 1 Comment

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Apple has released iOS 12 beta 4 to iPhone and iPad users enrolled in the iOS developer beta testing program. Meanwhile, iOS 12 public beta 3 is also available to Public Beta testers.

The fourth beta of iOS 12 arrives along with macOS Mojave beta 4 (released the day prior), watchOS 5 beta 4, and tvOS 12 beta 4.

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MacOS Mojave Beta 4 Released for Testing

Jul 16, 2018 - 4 Comments

MacOS Mojave beta

Apple has released the fourth beta version of macOS Mojave 10.14 to users engaged in the MacOS developer beta testing program.

The new macOS Mojave developer beta build is 18A336e and, as is usual, has arrived before the accompanying public beta release, which is typically a labeled version behind but otherwise the same software release.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 4 Comments

How to Get Dynamic Desktops on Any Version of Mac OS – Without Mojave!

Jul 16, 2018 - 3 Comments

Dynamic Desktops on any version of Mac OS

Dynamic Desktops are an interesting feature in MacOS Mojave that cause the desktop wallpaper to change throughout the day with the time, mimicking the changes in lighting that would occur in a scene as the day and night progresses. It’s a subtle but cool feature that brings some life to an otherwise static wallpaper.

But you actually don’t need macOS Mojave (whether in public beta or otherwise) to gain a Dynamic Desktop feature on the Mac, and you can accomplish a very similar effect by using existing features available to every version of Mac OS system software.

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

How to Hide Firefox Top Sites, Recommended, Highlights, Snippets, & Other Launch Clutter

Jul 15, 2018 - 1 Comment

How to hide Firefox launch page clutter

Firefox now defaults to showing the user a very busy launch page. Longtime Firefox users are likely already aware of this, but if you haven’t used the Firefox browser in a while, you may be surprised to launch Firefox to discover just how cluttered and busy the web browser has become at initial launch with a redundant search bar, a “Top Sites” section, a giant “Recommended by Pocket” splash screen suggesting various random, a “Highlights” section, “Snippets”, amongst whatever other busy components are visible by default. Some users may like the cluttered launch page, but others may be annoyed by these extraneous launch page elements that can be busy and distracting.

If you prefer a more minimalist web browser experience without tons of user interface clutter, you can change Firefox to turn off Top Sites, hide “Recommended by Pocket”, disable the extra Search bar, hide the “Highlights” section of Firefox, along with disabling the “Snippets” and meme section too. The end result will be a simple and plain interface upon launch of Firefox that isn’t crowded out by all the clutter.

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How to Uninstall Steam Games on Mac (and Windows / Linux too)

Jul 14, 2018 - 3 Comments

How to uninstall Steam games

Steam makes it easy to acquire and manage a great game library on a Mac, Windows PC, or Linux machine. But if you find that you’re not playing a particular game much anymore, or if you just need to free up some disk storage space to make room for something else, you might want to uninstall the game from the computer and remove it from Steam.

This tutorial will show you how to uninstall Steam games on Mac OS, and the process is also identical for deleting games from Steam on a Windows PC or Linux too.

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How to Crop / Zoom a Video in iMovie for iPhone or iPad

Jul 13, 2018 - 1 Comment

How to Crop or Zoom a Video on iMovie for iOS

Want to crop a video or movie in iMovie on the iPhone or iPad? Cropping a video in iMovie allows you to essentially zoom in on a movie, either to crop out unnecessary elements, to reframe the video to put emphasis on something else, or to zoom into what you’d rather the video highlight. Cropping is different from trimming a video which is used to shorten the total length to cut out extraneous content.

This tutorial will show you how to crop a video on the iPhone or iPad using iMovie. If you happen to be interested, Mac users can perform a similar cropping video action in iMovie for Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to View Logs from iPhone and iPad on a Mac

Jul 12, 2018 - 1 Comment

How to access iPhone and iPad logs on a Mac

The iPhone and iPad generate logs of some system activity, including app crashes and other potentially interesting or helpful data. By connecting an iOS device to a Mac, you can review those logs.

Browsing through log data is generally only useful for developers and advanced users, either for troubleshooting or diagnostic purposes, but it may have broader applications for some other environments too. And it’s possible that even more casual yet curious tinkerer-types may find it interesting to browse through, even if the data is largely irrelevant to them and their device usage.

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How to Burn Files to a DVD / CD on Mac OS

Jul 11, 2018 - 4 Comments

How to burn files and data to DVD or CD disc on Mac

If you’re a Mac user that has a SuperDrive, DVD burner, or CD burner, you may be interested in knowing that modern versions of Mac OS continue to support a simple native ability to burn files directly to a DVD or CD disc.

Burning files and data to a disc allows for easy backups and file transfers, and remains common in many multimedia rich environments. Additionally, burning files or other data to a disc is particularly helpful for situations where you need to copy or share data with another computer which is not directly networked, nearby, or even a computer which is airgapped.

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

How to Send Live Photos as Animated GIF from iPhone or iPad

Jul 10, 2018 - 6 Comments

How to share Live Photos as Animated GIFS from iPhone and iPad

The iPhone and iPad has a little-known capability to convert looping or bouncing Live Photos to animated GIFs natively by sending them through selected sharing methods.

This approach to share a Live Photo as a GIF is great because it basically requires zero effort at all, and it’s certainly easier and faster than using an app to convert Live Photos to GIF.

Read on to learn how you can easily send and share any Live Photos as an animated gif.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

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