How to Use Sidecar on Mac with iPad as a Second Display

Dec 11, 2019 - Leave a Comment

Sidecar compatible Mac and iPad models

Sidecar allows an iPad to be used as a secondary external display with a Mac. This great feature was brought to Mac with macOS Catalina, and it makes it possible to extend a Mac Desktop onto a compatible iPad, giving you a second monitor without actually needing a second monitor.

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By Oliver Haslam - iPad, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 Update Released for Mac, & Security Updates for Older MacOS

Dec 10, 2019 - 2 Comments

MacOS Catalina 10.15.2

Apple has released MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 to Mac users running the Catalina operating system. The second point release update includes bug fixes, security enhancements, and some minor new features and adjustments, and is therefor recommended to install for any Mac users actively running MacOS Catalina.

Mac users running older macOS releases will find Security Update 2019-002 Mojave and Security Update 2019-007 High Sierra available to download instead.

Additionally, Apple has released iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 updates for iPhone and iPad, along with watchOS 6.1.1 and tvOS 13.3.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 2 Comments

iOS 13.3 & iPadOS 13.3 Update Released for iPhone & iPad

Dec 10, 2019 - 1 Comment

iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3

Apple has released iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 for iPhone and iPad.

The new update includes bug fixes and enhancements, and also includes several new features in the new software update, including the ability to set communication limits through Screen Time.

The full release notes accompanying the downloads of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 are included further below.

Separately, Apple has released MacOS Catalina 10.15.2, tvOS 13.3, and watchOS 6.1.1.

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

How to Use AirPods as Hearing Aids

Dec 9, 2019 - 6 Comments

How to Use AirPods as Hearing Aids

Did you know AirPods can be used as hearing aids of sorts? Thanks to a handy and little-known accessibility feature called “Live Listen”, you can use AirPods as hearing aids to boost the audio volume of sounds around you.

Apple’s AirPods have become the best selling wireless headphones worldwide in no time, they’re wildly popular and you see them frequently throughout daily life (you can grab a pair yourself on Amazon). You could take a walk down the street and you’d probably spot several people wearing them to listen to music, podcasts, talk on the phone, or interact with Siri. Their convenience and integration in the Apple ecosystem is hard to beat, as the seamless connectivity it brings to the table across Apple devices is what makes these pair of earbuds extra special. However, listening to music and audio is not the only thing AirPods can do, and there are some other really interesting tricks up their sleeve, and the Live Listen feature functioning as hearing aids is just one of them.

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How to Connect a Playstation 4 Controller to Apple TV

Dec 8, 2019 - Leave a Comment

Use a Playstation 4 controller with Apple TV

The PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller can be paired with an Apple TV rather easily. This is a great option for Apple TV and PS4 owners, and if you have been playing games on Apple TV or playing through Apple Arcade and have wished to use a traditional video game controller to game with, this may be one option to achieve that.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple TV, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

How to Force Restart a MacBook Air (2018/2019)

Dec 7, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to Force Restart MacBook Air

Wondering how to force restart a new MacBook Air 2019 or 2018 model? As you may have noticed there is no obvious power button like there used to be on old Macs, so the old approach to force restarting a Mac seems like it doesn’t apply to the newer MacBook Air 2019 and 2018 models.

Not to worry though, if you have a frozen MacBook Air and need to hard restart the machine you will find that force rebooting the new models of MacBook Air is really quite simple.

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How to Recover Deleted Emails in Mail for iPhone & iPad

Dec 6, 2019 - 2 Comments

How to Recover Deleted Emails

Have you ever accidentally deleted an email within the stock mail app on your iPhone or iPad? Most of us have been there at some point. There’s even a good chance that if you’re reading this, you’re panicked because you couldn’t immediately figure out how to recover an email you either accidentally deleted, or intentionally deleted but now want back.

Well, don’t worry, because this tutorial will help you with that. As most of you may know already, there are plenty of email service providers to choose from today, like Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, Outlook and more. The default iOS Mail application that comes preinstalled with your iPhone and iPad allows users to connect just about any email account they have regardless of the service they use. The Mail app is good enough where most iPhone and iPad users don’t even bother installing the other email apps of their respective providers from the App Store, and instead stick to Mail app that’s pre-installed on their device’s home screen.

In this article, we provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to recover the emails that you may have unintentionally deleted on iPhone or iPad, as well as provide you with additional tips and tricks to make sure you could avoid a similar situation in the near future. This might be particularly useful for users who find themselves accidentally deleting emails on the iPhone recently.

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Beta 4 of MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 Released for Testing

Dec 6, 2019 - Leave a Comment

MacOS Catalina beta

Apple has released the fourth beta version of MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 for Mac users involved in the beta testing programs.

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How to Use Camera Filters on iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Pro

Dec 5, 2019 - 2 Comments

How to Use Camera Filters on iPhone 11

Camera filters can offer a fun way to quickly enhance the appearance of a photo, and Apple’s newest iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max arguably pack the best cameras in any smartphone at the moment. With powerful video recording capabilities and advanced features like Deep Fusion computational photography, it’s hard to beat what the Cupertino-based tech giant brings to the table. That being said, no matter what kind of photos we take, sometimes you’ll want to use the added filters feature of Camera app to further enhance your photography work.

If you’re one of those iPhone users who recently upgraded to the new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, you might notice that the filters option seems to be missing from the Camera app. Previously it was located at the top-right corner within the camera app, but Apple has redesigned the UI to squeeze in more features like Night mode, QuickTake video and more. Don’t fret, Apple didn’t give up on filters feature like they did with 3D Touch. Instead, they just moved it to a different location within the Camera app.

In this article, we’ll be discussing exactly where you can find the filters section in the stock Camera app on the latest iPhone models, and how to use them if you’re interested. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the necessary procedures.

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Beta 4 of iOS 13.3 & iPadOS 13.3 Released for Testing Purposes

Dec 5, 2019 - Leave a Comment

iOS 13 Beta and iPadOS Beta

Apple has seeded the fourth beta version of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 to those iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users who are enrolled in the beta system software testing programs.

Usually a developer beta version becomes available first and is soon followed by a public beta release of the same build.

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This Unexpected Tip to Extend Battery Life on iPhone Actually Works… Really!

Dec 4, 2019 - 6 Comments

Dark mode might extend battery life on OLED iPhone models

Yea yea yea, the “one weird tip” is the cheesiest headline title type of all time, right? But really, are you looking for a fascinating way to make an iPhone battery last a bit longer? You might be digging around in the devices display settings then.

If you have an iPhone with an OLED screen, you may have a new reason to enable Dark Mode on the iPhone; prolonged battery life.

According to a test conducted by PhoneBuff on OLED screen equipped iPhones, battery life is notably better when Dark Mode is enabled compared to when using Light Mode.

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

How to Disable Auto-Brightness in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Dec 3, 2019 - 2 Comments

How to disable auto brightness on iPhone and iPadOS

Auto-brightness automatically adjusts the display brightness of an iPhone or iPad depending on surrounding ambient lighting conditions. Some users love this feature and some users don’t, and there are Settings options to both enable and disable auto-brightness on iPhone or iPad.

If you want to change or turn off auto-brightness on iPhone or iPad running iOS 13, iPadOS 13, or later, you may have noticed the setting is no longer in the location it was before. This has led some users to believe the feature no longer exists, but it has just been relocated.

This article will show you how to find and adjust the auto-brightness setting on iPhone or iPad running iOS 13, iPadOS 13, or newer system software.

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

How to Play & View SWF Files on Mac

Dec 2, 2019 - 1 Comment

Playing SWF file on Mac

Occasionally some Mac users may come across an SWF file that must be opened or accessed. If you have a SWF file that you need to view, play, or open on a Mac, you can do so with a variety of freely available tools.

SWF is the file format for Adobe Flash files, and you may encounter SWF files in various different situations, typically for web related or design work when working with web animations, some types of web video, graphic work, interactions, and other similar web content.

This tutorial will show you how to easily view and play a SWF file on Mac, we’ll cover a few different methods so you can use whichever works best for you.

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

How to Connect a PS4 Controller to iPhone or iPad

Dec 1, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to use a Playstation 4 controller with iPhone and iPad

Want to use a Playstation 4 controller with iPhone or iPad for gaming? You can enjoy gaming on your mobile device more than ever by using a PS4 controller with iOS or iPadOS, and it’s quite easy to setup and get going. This can be a huge deal for gamers who prefer to use physical controls over on-screen ones and after years of hoping and wishing to use the much-loved PS4 controllers with iPhone and iPad, the feature is finally here.

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How to Use Ultra-Wide Camera on iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Pro

Nov 30, 2019 - Leave a Comment

Using ultra wide angle camera on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

Wondering how to use the new ultra-wide angle lens camera on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro? It’s quite easy, and it can look fantastic for many photographic situations.

The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max all include an ultra-wide camera lens, this article will detail how to use the camera feature to snap ultra wide angle pictures.

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How to Install & Setup iCloud for Windows PC

Nov 29, 2019 - 1 Comment

Setup and install iCloud for Windows

iCloud can be used on a Windows PC, which is particularly helpful to iPhone and iPad users who have a PC but not a Mac, or Mac users who have installed Windows 10 in Boot Camp, or even to those who have both Mac and Windows computers, and want to be able to access all of their iCloud content through the PC as well as their other Apple devices. This includes the ability to access iCloud Drive, iCloud Photos, iCloud data syncing like contacts, emails, and bookmarks, and more.

This article will walk through you how to download, install, and setup iCloud for Windows.

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Shop Black Friday Deals on Amazon

Nov 28, 2019 - 1 Comment

 Black Friday Amazon deals

If you’re shopping this Black Friday for gifts, either for your loved ones or even yourself, consider checking out the Amazon Black Friday deals.

Some of the best deals on Amazon for Black Friday are broken into categories, but there are some particularly great deals on Apple products:

Many of these prices may change often, so if you find a deal you like it’s probably best to jump on it, though some of the deals could persist through Cyber Monday.

It’s Black Friday week, so naturally tons of products and goods are on sale through Amazon. And as an added bonus, if you make any purchases through the links to Amazon here you will help to support this site by way of the Amazon affiliate program, which gives us a small commission on the sale of goods with no cost to you, and those funds go directly to help support the existence of this website. Win/win, right?

Happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy your easy shopping experience with Amazon!

By Paul Horowitz - News - 1 Comment

How to Move & Arrange App Icons on Home Screen of iPhone & iPad (iOS 13 / iPadOS 13)

Nov 27, 2019 - 16 Comments

How to rearrange Home Screen icons on iPhone and iPad

If you’d like to change the layout of app icons on the Home Screen of iPhone or iPad, you can do so easily. This allows you to place apps where you use them most, to tidy up the devices home screen, or to customize how you want your Home Screens to look on an iPhone or iPad.

Moving apps and organizing them and arranging them on the iPhone or iPad Home Screen is easy, but like many other features it has changed slightly over time. If you’re wondering how to move apps around on the Home Screen, then this article will detail how to move app icons around in the latest versions of iOS and iPadOS for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 16 Comments

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