How to Adjust Screen Brightness on Apple Watch

Aug 23, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to adjust Apple Watch screen brightness

You can adjust the screen brightness on Apple Watch using two different methods. One approach to increasing or decreasing Apple Watch screen brightness uses the device settings directly, while the other approach to changing screen brightness on the Apple Watch relies on using the paired iPhone. You can use either approach, and we’ll show you how to use both methods to change the screen brightness of an Apple Watch.

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How to Delete an APFS Volume from Mac

Aug 22, 2019 - 2 Comments

How to delete an APFS Volume in an APFS container in Disk Utility on Mac

If you have created a new APFS volume on a Mac for some purpose, perhaps to run a different version of MacOS on, you may eventually wish to remove that volume from the APFS container.

Deleting an APFS volume removes all data on that volume and is irreversible, so make sure that you are targeting the proper volume to delete, and be sure you have sufficient backups of any data you want to preserve.

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

iOS 13 Beta 8 & iPadOS 13 Beta 8 Download Available Now

Aug 21, 2019 - Leave a Comment

iOS 13 Beta and iPadOS Beta

Apple has released iOS 13 beta 8 along with iPadOS 13 beta 8 for users enrolled in the developer testing program.

The accompanying public beta release is also available, labeled as a version behind (iOS 13 dev beta 8 is therefore iOS 13 public beta 7, etc).

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How to Copy Photos from SD Card or Camera to iPad

Aug 20, 2019 - 3 Comments

How to import photos from SD card or digital camera to iPad

Need to get pictures from an SD card or digital camera to an iPad? If you want to import photos from a digital camera or SD card directly to iPad, then you can do so easily as long as you have the proper equipment. In this case, you’ll need an adapter that works with the particular iPad model. The rest is quite simple and you can import photos from an SD card or camera to iPad using the built-in Photos application.

This tutorial will demonstrate how to copy photos and videos from an SD card (or camera) that is connected to an iPad, iPad Pro, iPad mini, or iPad Air.

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

You Can Jailbreak iOS 12.4 on iPhone or iPad with unc0ver

Aug 19, 2019 - 4 Comments

unc0ver jailbreak for iOS 12.4

A jailbreak for iOS 12.4 has surfaced and is now available using an application called “unc0ver”. The jailbreak exploits could also be used for more nefarious purposes by unscrupulous individuals, and is therefore best to avoid for the vast majority of iPhone and iPad users.

The unc0ver application works to jailbreak any iPhone or iPad running iOS 12.4 with any A7 through A11 device, meaning any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that has one of those processors and that is running iOS 12.4 can use the jailbreak on that device. That includes iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPad (2017), the original iPad Pro models, iPad Air, and several other devices.

Jailbreaking an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch circumvents the on-device security to allow for modification of system software and installation of third party software, and it can cause various serious security issues, stability problems, and other problems with an iOS device, and is therefore not recommended.

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By Paul Horowitz - News, Security - 4 Comments

MacOS Catalina 10.15 Beta 6 Download Available

Aug 19, 2019 - 2 Comments

MacOS Catalina beta

Apple has released MacOS Catalina 10.15 beta 6 to those who are enrolled in the developer beta testing program for macOS system software.

Typically a developer beta arrives first, soon followed by the same build as a public beta release yet versioned a number behind. Therefore, MacOS Catalina beta 6 would be MacOS Catalina public beta 5. Dev beta 6 carries the build 19A536g.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 2 Comments

How to Disable Passcode on iPhone or iPad

Aug 18, 2019 - 2 Comments

How to disable passcode on iPhone or iPad

Occasionally, some users may wish to turn off the passcode on iPhone or iPad. Disabling the passcode on iPhone or iPad is easy, but it’s not necessarily recommended due to privacy and security reasons, so therefore it’s only wise to turn off the passcode on an iPad or iPhone for very specific reasons. By disabling the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch passcode, you essentially are turning off the devices security mechanism, and any data on the device will be become accessible by anyone immediately without any authentication.

This article will show you how to completely disable and turn off the passcode on iPhone or iPad, including the passcode encountered on the locked screens and for authentication in other Settings sections.

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

Screen Saver Stuck on Mac? How to Fix It

Aug 17, 2019 - 6 Comments

Mac stuck on screen saver

Ever had your Mac get stuck on the screen saver? This can happen sometimes and when it does the Mac is unusable since the screen saver is quite literally stuck activated.

The most obvious symptom of this problem is just as it sounds; the screen saver is enabled and active, but the Mac won’t respond to anything and you can’t get the Mac to prompt the screen saver unlock or wake. Sometimes the screen saver can get stuck but it’s not active or moving at all too. In either case, the troubleshooting steps below should help to fix the stuck screensaver problem on a Mac.

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How to Show All Drive Devices in Disk Utility for MacOS

Aug 16, 2019 - 7 Comments

How to show all disk devices in Mac Disk Utility

You can adjust a setting in Disk Utility for Mac to see all device disks and drives connected to a Mac. This will make it so that you can view the containing drive (like “Apple SSD”) rather than simply the partition or volume that is accessible by the user facing part of the file system (like “Macintosh HD”).

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 7 Comments

You Can Download iOS 13 & iPadOS 13 Public Beta 6 Now

Aug 16, 2019 - Leave a Comment

iOS 13 Beta and iPadOS Beta

Apple has released iOS 13 Public Beta 6 and iPadOS 13 Public Beta 6 to users who are enrolled in the public beta testing programs for Apple mobile operating systems. These new public beta builds match the iOS 13 beta 7 developer release.

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iOS 13 Beta 7 & iPadOS 13 Beta 7 Available to Download for Developers

Aug 15, 2019 - 1 Comment

Public beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Apple has released the seventh beta versions of iOS 13 beta and iPadOS 13 beta for users enrolled in the developers beta system software testing programs.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 1 Comment

How to Adjust Screen Brightness on Mac from Command Line

Aug 14, 2019 - Leave a Comment

Terminal in MacOS X

Want to change the screen brightness on Mac from the command line? You can use the Terminal to adjust screen brightness to be brighter or dimmer with a few different methods, as we’ll demonstrate here.

First we’ll show you a handy way to increase or decrease Mac screen brightness using osascript at the command line, and we’ll also show you a handy third party command line tool to change display brightness from the Mac Terminal as well.

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How to Opt Out of MacOS Catalina Beta Updates

Aug 13, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to opt out of beta MacOS system software updates

Want to stop getting beta updates to MacOS Catalina or Mojave? You can opt-out of receiving beta system software updates by removing the beta profile from a Mac. This works the same with both the public beta and developer beta profiles of MacOS system software.

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How to Open a VMDK File in VirtualBox

Aug 12, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to open VMDK in VirtualBox

Need to open a VMDK file in VirtualBox? This article will show you how to setup and use a VMDK virtual machine file with VirtualBox. This particular tutorial is demonstrated on a Mac, but using a VMDK with VirtualBox this way should work the same on Windows and Linux too.

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

How to Make FaceTime Video Calls on Mac

Aug 11, 2019 - Leave a Comment

FaceTime on Mac

If you have a Mac you can easily make FaceTime Video calls to any other user with an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or iPod touch. FaceTime video chat offers a fun way to have conversations with people, and it can also be useful for business and other purposes too.

This article will show you how to make a FaceTime video call from a Mac.

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How to Make a FaceTime Call from iPhone & iPad

Aug 10, 2019 - 1 Comment

FaceTime

Making a FaceTime video chat call can be a fun way to have a conversation with someone remotely, and the iPhone and iPad make it very easy to place FaceTime video calls as this article will demonstrate.

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

How to Uninstall Malwarebytes on Mac

Aug 9, 2019 - 9 Comments

How to uninstall Malwarebytes from Mac

At some point in time you may have installed the popular Malwarebytes tool on a Mac to scan for malware, spyware, ransomware, junkware, and other garbage threats on a Mac, but at some point you may decide you want to uninstall Malwarebytes from the Mac and remove the utility from a computer.

Whether you’re using the free or paid version of Malwarebytes you’ll find that uninstalling it is fairly easy. We’ll cover two methods to remove Malwarebytes from a Mac.

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Enjoy Four ASMR Videos from Apple – Crunching, Whispering, Woodworking, Rain

Aug 8, 2019 - 6 Comments

Apple ASMR videos

Apple has released a series of interesting ASMR videos to listen to and enjoy with headphones on. The videos emphasize different sounds, like falling rain, the sounds of boots on a trail, the sounds of workworking, and the sound of someone whispering. Apple recommends wearing headphones for the best experience.

ASMR, which stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, is apparently supposed to trigger positive feelings or tingling in the listener in a similar way to using a scalp massager.

The Apple ASMR videos have been embedded below for trying out yourself, Apple says they are best enjoyed wearing a set of headphones.

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun, News - 6 Comments

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