5 Great Tips for Working on a Mac at Night or in Low Light

Nov 12, 2018 - Leave a Comment

Tips for Using Mac at Night

Are you a night time Mac user? Many of us are, and MacOS has a lot of great features that can improve low light computing experiences.

Whether you’re working in the dim evening or late at night, or even just in a dark room, we’ll share with you some helpful tips to make low-light Mac usage even better. Perhaps you’ll find these tricks will help you to reduce eye strain and might even make you more productive as a result!

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

How to Download San Francisco Fonts for Mac

Nov 11, 2018 - 2 Comments

San Francisco fonts installed on Mac

Apple has created a custom font named “San Francisco” for use as the system font in iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. It’s a gorgeously simple font that is highly legible regardless of what Apple system or display it’s used on, and if you’re a developer or designer you may appreciate having access to the San Francisco font for mockups and other developer related work.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

How to Force Reload Webpage Without Cache in Google Chrome for Mac

Nov 10, 2018 - 3 Comments

Chrome

Need to force refresh a webpage without loading it from cache in Google Chrome? We’ll show you how a few ways to reload a webpage without cache in Chrome for Mac and Windows.

For some quick background, web browsers will cache websites you visit in order to speed up return visits. This is a good thing and generally not a problem for most users, but web developers and web designers in particular will frequently need to reload a webpage without using that stored cache so that they can check differences and perform other development related tasks. Additionally, sometimes even non-web workers will need to reload pages without cache for various reasons. While most modern browsers are pretty intelligent at cache management, you can also force refresh pages without using cache.

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iCloud Symbol Next to Apps on iPhone or iPad? Here’s What It Means & How to Fix It

Nov 9, 2018 - 4 Comments

Cloud symbol next to app name on iPhone or iPad

Have you seen a cloud symbol appear next to the app name of an icon on your iPhone or iPad screen? If so, you might be wondering what that white cloud symbol means, what it does, and how to get rid of it, and you’re certainly not alone!

After fielding varieties of this question a handful of times, it’s worth addressing the cloud symbol that sometimes appears alongside iOS app names on iPhone and iPad devices.

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How to Stop Wallpaper Moving Around on iPhone and iPad

Nov 8, 2018 - 2 Comments

How to Stop Wallpaper Moving in iOS

Have you ever noticed that your iPad or iPhone wallpaper moves around as you pick up the device and physically move it around? If you’re prone to motion sickness, you’ve almost undoubtedly noticed this Perspective Zoom feature, as the parallax effect induces nausea in some susceptible users, and for others they’re maybe just left wondering why their icons and wallpaper picture is sliding around and panning in the background of the Home Screen and Lock Screen of an iOS device.

While you can use Reduce Motion to disable those movement effects everywhere in iOS another option is to simply focus on the wallpaper, and turn off the movement of your background wallpaper picture on an iPhone or iPad, which is what we’ll show you here.

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Supplemental Update for New MacBook Air 2018 Released

Nov 7, 2018 - 16 Comments

Supplemental Update for MacBook Air 2018

If you have just received or are soon getting a brand new 2018 Retina MacBook Air anytime in the near future, don’t miss out on an important supplemental software update that is available for the machine.

Apple has issued the supplemental software update specific to the new Retina MacBook Air, labeled as “macOS Mojave 10.14.1 Supplemental Update for MacBook Air (2018)”, and it’s available immediately.

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Beta 2 of MacOS 10.14.2 and iOS 12.1.1 Released for Testing

Nov 7, 2018 - 1 Comment

macOS and iOS beta testing

Apple has released the second beta versions of iOS 12.1.1 and MacOS Mojave 10.14.2 for users participating in the Apple system software beta testing programs.

The beta software updates are available now for users in both the developer beta and the public beta testing programs for iOS and MacOS.

Separately, Apple has also released a new beta version of watchOS 5.1.2 and tvOS 12.1.1 for users running beta software on Apple Watch and Apple TV, respectively.

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How to Get Battery Life Remaining on iPhone or iPad with Siri

Nov 7, 2018 - 2 Comments

How to get battery life remaining from Siri on iPhone or iPad

Want to quickly get the battery life of an iPhone or iPad? While on some iOS devices you can glance at the top of the screen to see the battery percentage remaining, newer iPhone models with the top screen notch hide the battery life percentage and instead require users to find battery life in Control Center, like on the iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and iPhone X.

But there’s another way to get battery life percentage remaining quickly in iOS, and that’s by using everyones favorite voice assistant, Siri.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

How to Enable Screen Recording on iPhone & iPad in iOS

Nov 6, 2018 - 6 Comments

How to Record Screen on iPhone or iPad with iOS

Have you ever wondered how to record the screen of an iPhone or iPad? Thanks to the built-in iOS Screen Recording feature, you can capture recordings of an iPad or iPhone in use, and then save or share those recorded screen video files for any number of purposes.

To be able to use Screen Recording in iOS you will need to enable the screen recorder feature first, and then it’s just a matter of knowing how to use this excellent feature that is native in modern versions of iOS.

Read on to learn how to enable this feature first, and then how to capture and record the screen of an iPhone or iPad, with no computer needed. We’ll also show you some helpful tips for capturing screen recordings successfully in iOS.

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

How to Enable Dashboard in MacOS Mojave

Nov 5, 2018 - 13 Comments

Enable Dashboard in MacOS Mojave

Dashboard is disabled by default in MacOS Mojave, but if you’re a fan of the handy underappreciated widgets feature on the Mac, for quick access to things like unit conversion tools, weather reports, calendar, a dictionary and thesaurus, world clocks, and more, then you will be happy to know that you can quickly enable Dashboard in MacOS Mojave.

You can use Dashboard in MacOS as a Space or as an Overlay. Dashboard as a Space puts it alongside other virtual desktops in Mission Control, whereas Dashboard as an Overlay places it hovering over the current desktop or app.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 13 Comments

How to Access Notification Center on iPad and iPhone with iOS 12

Nov 4, 2018 - 9 Comments

Where are notifications in iOS on iPhone and iPad

Can’t find Notification Center? Some iPad and iPhone users may be wondering where they can see all of their notifications and alerts on their devices with iOS 12.

Accessing Notification Center on an iPhone or iPad is easy with iOS 12, it’s just a matter of using the proper swipe gesture from the correct location.

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

How to Download All Your Flickr Photos

Nov 3, 2018 - 6 Comments

How to download photos from Flickr

Want to download all of your photos from Flickr? Perhaps you have a very old Flickr account that you haven’t used in years, and now you want to backup and download those Flickr photos to your computer? Now might be a good time to login and download all those all Flickr photos so that you have a local copy or your pictures and images!

Downloading all of your photos from Flickr can be desirable for many reasons, but it may be particularly important right now. If you follow tech news, you may have learned that Flickr is going to now limit free user accounts to a total of 1000 photos. This essentially means that many dormant and long-forgotten Flickr accounts could have countless photos deleted from every non-paying account that is over the 1000 free storage photo limit, unless of course you pay for the $50 annual fee to continue to store more than 1000 photos online with Flickr. If you don’t want to pay for the fee (or even if you do, but realize you’d like to have a local backup of your Flickr photos anyway) then you can use some easy to use Flickr tools to download all of your photos from the website to a computer.

The methods we’ll cover here will show you how to download all photos from a Flickr account easily, all you need is a web browser, your Flickr login, and a Mac or Windows PC.

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