iOS 12.1.2 Update Available to Download for iPhone

Dec 17, 2018 - 3 Comments
iOS 12.1.2 update

Apple has released iOS 12.1.2 to resolve several issues with some newer iPhone models. Specifically, iOS 12.1.2 resolves issues with eSIM activation on iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, and also resolves some cellular connectivity issues with those same model iPhones in certain geographic regions. It’s possible that iOS 12.1.2 also includes other … Read More

How to Use Reduce Motion on Mac to Disable Most Animations

Dec 17, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to disable animations on Mac by using Reduce Motion

The Mac has many visual animations that draw on screen as you perform various actions throughout the operating system, whether it’s the zooming in and out of opening Mission Control, or sliding between desktops in Spaces, amongst others. These provide for some enjoyable visual eye candy, but some users may find the animations cause motion … Read More

How to Show Word Count in Pages for iPad or iPhone

Dec 16, 2018 - 3 Comments
Pages app icon in iOS

Want to enable a word counter in Pages on iPad or iPhone? The Pages app for iOS includes an optional word count service that will constantly update as you type and edit any document within the Pages app for iOS. Curiously, enabling the word counter on Pages for iOS is different on iPad and iPhone, … Read More

How to Disable Video Autoplay in Mac App Store

Dec 15, 2018 - 6 Comments
Disable video autoplay in the Mac App Store

The Mac App Store defaults to auto-playing videos, but if you’re not a fan of autoplaying video let alone in the Mac App Store, you can disable that capability. When you turn off video autoplay in the Mac App Store, the videos accompanying apps will still exist, but they must be played manually.

How to Add a Second Person or Face to Face ID on iPhone or iPad

Dec 14, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to add a second face to Face ID on iOS

You can add a second person to Face ID for authentication on an iPhone or iPad. Alternatively, you can use this same feature to add your own face again but with a vastly different appearance. For example, maybe you want to add your spouses face to Face ID so they can unlock your iPhone or … Read More

How to Limit Social Media Use on iPhone & iPad with Screen Time

Dec 13, 2018 - 2 Comments
How to limit social media use on iPhone or iPad with Screen Time

Want to cut back on social networking use? Or perhaps you want to reduce time spent with social media on a family iOS device? The iPhone and iPad new Screen Time feature can make that easier than ever before, by allowing you to put a time limit on social networking usage to a chosen time … Read More

Battery Draining with MacOS Mojave? 15 Battery Life Tips to Help

Dec 12, 2018 - 9 Comments
Troubleshoot battery life issues with MacOS Mojave

Do you feel like battery life has worsened since updating a Mac laptop to MacOS Mojave? Some Mac users have discovered their battery life has reduced after updating a MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air to MacOS Mojave 10.14.x, or just that battery life seems to drain faster than expected. Here we will discuss a … Read More

How to Get a Linux Shell on iPad or iPhone with iSH

Dec 11, 2018 - 6 Comments
iSH Linux shell on iPhone and iPad

Have you ever wished you had a Linux command line on an iPad or iPhone? With iSH you can get pretty close to accomplishing that goal. iSH Shell is a Linux shell for iOS that uses an x86 emulator to run a simplified version of Alpine Linux on an iPad or iPhone. You can even … Read More

How to Tell if Safari Private Browsing is Enabled When in Dark Mode for MacOS

Dec 10, 2018 - 6 Comments
Private browsing mode in Safari for Mac when Dark Mode is enabled too

If you’re a Safari web browser user, and you also use the popular Dark Mode appearance theme on Mac OS, then you may have noticed that it’s a bit more challenging to determine if a Safari browser window is in private browsing mode or not. It turns out there is still a visual cue to … Read More

Beta 1 of iOS 12.1.2 & MacOS 10.14.3 Available for Testing

Dec 10, 2018 - Leave a Comment
macOS and iOS beta testing

Apple has released the first beta versions of iOS 12.1.2 and macOS 10.14.3 for users participating in the system software beta testing programs. The initial beta builds are currently available to those in the registered developer beta testing programs, but typically the public beta rolls out soon after. Additionally, Apple has rolled out the first … Read More

How to Enable TextEdit Dark Mode on Mac

Dec 9, 2018 - 6 Comments
Dark mode in TextEdit for Mac

TextEdit, the default text editor bundled with MacOS, now supports a dark mode theme, which basically inverts the color display of the text editor so that white text appears on a dark background, rather than the default black text on white background. This makes working in TextEdit at night or in low light conditions a … Read More

How to Connect a Mac to Bluetooth Speaker

Dec 7, 2018 - 2 Comments
Connect a Mac to Bluetooth speaker

A Mac can easily be connected to a Bluetooth speaker system, offering a convenient and wireless method of enjoying audio from the computer. Using a Bluetooth speaker system on a Mac is quite simple, and the only real requirement is that the Mac has Bluetooth actively enabled, and the Speaker system is within range. Beyond … Read More

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