How to Update iOS Automatically on iPhone or iPad

Feb 15, 2019 - 3 Comments

How to update iOS automatically on iPhone or iPad
If you want to stay on top of the latest iOS system software updates but don’t like bothering with manually installing the software updates, or you routinely fall behind, you might want to consider automating the installation process of iOS software updates. Thanks to a new feature in iOS, you can set an iPhone or iPad to automatically install updates to iOS system software.

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

How to Make Text Size Much Larger on iPad

Feb 14, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to make text size larger on iPad

Some iPad and iPhone users may prefer to have larger text sizes and font sizes visible when using the device. Having bigger text size can make reading things on an iPad screen easier for many people, particularly if you find the default font sizes on iPad to be too small, or difficult on the eyes. While many iPad users may know about the general text size slider in Settings, there is another deeper text settings option that allows for notably larger text size to be used as well.

This article will show you how to increase the text size on the iPad, and this applies for much of the onscreen text and fonts shown throughout iPad and many apps. The result will be that text is notably larger in iOS, beyond what the typical settings allow for.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

How to Fix App “is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash” Error on Mac

Feb 13, 2019 - 6 Comments

App is damaged and cant be opened, move to Trash error message on the Mac

Some Mac users may occasionally run into a somewhat strange error when they try to open an app that was downloaded to their Mac, upon launching the app a little “verifying” progress bar will appear and stall for a moment before an error alert message says “Appname.app is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash.” with an accompanying detail specifying when and where the file was downloaded from. You then have two options, to ‘cancel’ or to “Move to Trash” the app you downloaded.

This article will offer a few ways to remedy this error message on the Mac.

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How to Enable Stacks in MacOS to Clean Up Messy Desktops

Feb 12, 2019 - 6 Comments

How to use Stacks on Mac Desktop to tidy up messy files and clutter

If your Mac desktop is a mess of files and folders, you’re not alone. A messy desktop must be common enough that a feature called Stacks has been included in MacOS specifically to ease that burden.

Basically Stacks cleans up a mess of files on your desktop automatically by arranging them into organized groups of files that can be easily expanded with a click. It works great, especially if

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

How to Disable Autocorrect in Microsoft Word for Mac

Feb 11, 2019 - 5 Comments

How to disable autocorrect in Microsoft Word for Mac

If you use Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office on Mac you may have noticed that Word has aggressive autocorrect functionality which is separate from the general MacOS autocorrect feature. Essentially this means that Microsoft Word autocorrect will continue even if you disable autocorrect in Mac OS through System Preferences. Autocorrect is often one of those features that people either love or hate, but even if you like autocorrect you may find it sometimes erroneously corrects a word or gets in the way, thus there are many reasons you might want to disable this feature in Word.

If you want to turn off autocorrect in Microsoft Word for Mac, we’ll show you how to do that.

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How to Enter Recovery Mode on iPad Pro (2018)

Feb 10, 2019 - 2 Comments

How to enter and exit Recovery Mode on iPad Pro

Rarely you may need to enter into Recovery Mode on an iPad Pro in order to restore iOS or update iOS software. The latest iPad Pro models without a Home button make the typical process of getting into Recovery Mode impossible however, so if you have a new iPad Pro 11 inch or 12.9 inch model without a Home button you might be wondering how to enter into Recovery Mode on the 2018 iPad Pro and beyond.

We’ll show you how to enter into Recovery Mode on the 2018 model year iPad Pro 11 inch and 12.9 inch devices, and also how to exit out of Recovery Mode on the same iPad Pro models.

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How to Setup a WyzeCam Security Camera with Motion Detection Alerts Sent to Your iPhone

Feb 9, 2019 - 7 Comments

Wyzecam

WyzeCam security cameras offer impressive features for a surprisingly cheap price, complete with night vision and motion detection capabilities that, when configured, will send your iPhone (or Android) a push notification alert when motion has been detected by the camera. Tapping on that alert then allows you to see a video clip of whatever was detected by the camera. Sounds cool, right? This makes WyzeCam a great choice for simple home security setups, or to keep an eye on pets, a crib, garden, front door, or anything else you feel like keeping an eye on.

Setting up a WyzeCam with motion detection alerts being delivered to an iPhone is super simple, and the overall WyzeCam setup and usage experience is extremely easy too. If this sounds interesting to you, read on!

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By Paul Horowitz - Security, Tips & Tricks - 7 Comments

How to Bypass “Safari no longer supports unsafe extension” Error in Mac OS Mojave

Feb 8, 2019 - 11 Comments

Safari no longer supports unsafe extensions error message Mac

If you try to install an older Safari extension in modern Mac Safari versions, you will see an error message stating “Safari no longer supports the unsafe extension “Extension name”. You can find newer extensions reviewed by Apple in the App Store or Safari Extensions Gallery.”

This error occurs because the latest versions of Safari in MacOS do not support extensions that do not have a certificate, or are obtained from outside the Mac App Store and Safari Extensions Gallery, as they are considered unsafe. Nonetheless, some advanced users may want to run these ‘unsafe’ Safari extensions anyway.

This tutorial will show you how to bypass the ‘Safari no longer supports unsafe extension’ error in MacOS Mojave 10.14.x and onward.

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

iOS 12.1.4 Update Available for iPhone & iPad, Download Now to Get Group FaceTime Back

Feb 7, 2019 - 6 Comments

iOS 12.1.4 update for iPhone and iPad

Apple has released iOS 12.1.4 for iPhone and iPad, the new update resolves the serious Group FaceTime security flaw that existed in prior iOS 12.1.x builds that allowed for unauthorized eavesdropping of a FaceTime call. The update is recommended for all iOS users, and is necessary for those wishing to use Group FaceTime.

Separately, Apple has also released an updated version of macOS Mojave labeled as a MacOS Mojave 10.14.3 Supplemental Update to patch the same security flaw with Group FaceTime for Mac users.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 6 Comments

MacOS Mojave 10.14.3 Supplemental Update for Mac Available, Fixes Group FaceTime Bug

Feb 7, 2019 - 3 Comments

New macOS Mojave supplemental update

Apple has released MacOS 10.14.3 Supplemental Update for MacOS Mojave, the update fixes the Group FaceTime security flaw that allowed for unauthorized Group FaceTime eavesdropping with the prior 10.14.3 build and is therefore recommended for all MacOS Mojave users to install.

Separately, Apple also released iOS 12.1.4 update to resolve the same Group FaceTime issue for iPhone and iPad users.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 3 Comments

How to Enter DFU Mode on iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max

Feb 6, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to enter and exit DFU mode on iPhone XS, XR, XS Max

Placing an iPhone XS, iPhone XR, or iPhone XS Max into DFU mode may be necessary as a troubleshooting step in some situations in order to restore an iPhone. DFU mode is a low-level device restore state that allows for an iPhone to be restored directly from firmware, it requires a Mac or Windows PC with iTunes to use properly.

If you need to enter DFU mode on an iPhone XS, XR, or XS Max, we’ll show you how to do so in this walkthrough. Likewise, this tutorial will show you how to exit DFU mode on iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and iPhone XS Max.

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How to Allow Pop-Up Windows in Safari for Mac

Feb 5, 2019 - 2 Comments

How to allow pop-up windows in Safari for Mac

Pop-up windows on the web may be annoying in general, but many financial, banking, and tax websites use pop-ups to display documents or additional information. Thus while many people think of web pop-ups as frustrating or bad, sometimes they’re a necessary part of using a particular website or accessing some material. But pop-up windows are disabled by default in Safari for the Mac.

If you’re a Safari user on the Mac and you need access to pop-up windows for whatever reason, there are several options available to enable pop-ups for websites viewed in Safari. We’l show you how to enable all pop-up windows for all websites, and two ways to enable pop-ups for specific websites in Safari.

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