Beta 3 of MacOS 10.14.4 Release for Testing

Feb 18, 2019 - 2 Comments

MacOS Mojave beta

Apple has released the third beta version of macOS Mojave 10.14.4 to Mac users enrolled in the beta testing programs for system software. The developer beta is typically available first, with a public beta release available soon after.

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How to Find What iOS Version is on iPhone or iPad

Feb 18, 2019 - 4 Comments

How to Check what iOS version running on iPhone or iPad

iOS is the operating system that runs on every iPhone or iPad, but while many users may know the model of their iPhone or iPad, perhaps fewer people may know what version of iOS they are running. Knowing what version of iOS is installed and running on an iPhone or iPad can be important for knowing compatibility with certain features and apps, so with that in mind we’ll show you how to tell which iOS version is running on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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How to Disable “Shake to Send Feedback” in Google Maps for iPhone and iPad

Feb 17, 2019 - 4 Comments

Disable Shake to Send Feedback in Google Maps for iPhone or iPad

Have you ever been using Google Maps on iPhone or iPad and noticed a little pop-up alert message stating “Shake to send feedback – You shook your device! Your feedback suggestions help us improve Google Maps.” with options to report data problems, send feedback, or to dismiss the alert. Sometimes Google Maps users on iPhone or iPad can accidentally trigger the ‘Shake to send feedback’ feature, or they may unintentionally trigger that alert rather than the typical ‘Shake to Undo’ feature on iPhone and iPad.

If you don’t want to see the ‘Shake to send feedback’ alert come up in Google Maps for iOS, this article will show you how to turn that off.

How to Disable ‘Shake to Send Feedback’ in Google Maps for iOS

  1. Open the Google Maps app, then tap on the three lines button in the upper left corner
  2. How to disable Shake to Send Feedback in iOS

  3. Now tap on the Gear icon to access Settings in Google Maps
  4. How to disable Shake to Send Feedback in iOS

  5. Locate the switch for “Shake to send feedback” and turn that to the OFF position to disable this feature in Google Maps for iOS
  6. How to disable Shake to Send Feedback in iOS

Once the feature is off, shaking the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch will no longer trigger the ‘Shake to Send Feedback’ alert message on the screen.

If you disable the “Shake to send feedback” option in Google Maps instead shaking the device will result in triggering the Shake to Undo and Redo in iOS feature, unless of course you or someone else have disabled Shake to Undo in iOS on the iPhone or iPad.

Whether or not you want to turn this off or leave it on likely depends on how you use Google Maps, and how often you intentionally or unintentionally bring up the feedback dialog message. For the most part it should not trigger accidentally, though if you are using an iPhone or iPad on an extraordinarily bumpy road or terrain (like heavy unplowed snow, a poorly maintained winter road with bumpy ice ruts, an unpaved forest road, or some 4×4 trail), then you may see the alert message coming up on the Google Maps app in iOS when it’s unexpected to – those situations in particularly will likely benefit from turning off the feature if they find it to be frustrating.

But if you’re driving around and you see this on Google Maps for iOS:

Shake to Send Feedback in Google Maps for iOS

And you don’t want to see that again, now you know how to turn it off!

By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

How to Check What Mac OS Version is Running on a Mac

Feb 16, 2019 - 1 Comment

How to see what Mac OS version is on a Mac

Have you ever needed to know which version of Mac OS was on a computer? For some users the answer may be never, but others may need to know exactly what version of Mac OS system software is running on a particular Mac. Typically the need to know which MacOS version is on a Mac is necessary for learning about compatibility with software or a specific feature, but it can also be helpful to know what version of Mac OS is installed for troubleshooting purposes and other reasons too. While many Mac users will immediately know what release and version of system software is running on their computer, others users may not know this information.

This tutorial will show you how to easily find out what version of Mac OS system software is running on a Mac, including what the major release name is as well as the specific version of MacOS system software.

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How to Update iOS Automatically on iPhone or iPad

Feb 15, 2019 - 14 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 - 14 Comments

How to Make Text Size Much Larger on iPad

Feb 14, 2019 - 2 Comments

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 - 2 Comments

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

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