MacOS Sierra 10.12.5 Update Released

May 15, 2017 - 24 Comments
MacOS 10.12.5

Apple has released MacOS Sierra 10.12.5 for Mac users. The small point release update to Sierra includes security updates and bug fixes, and is therefore recommended to install for all users running a prior MacOS Sierra build. A separate security update release is available for Mac users running OS X El Capitan and Yosemite.

iOS 10.3.2 Update Out for iPhone, iPad [IPSW Download Links]

May 15, 2017 - 3 Comments
iOS 10.3.2 update

Apple has released the final version of iOS 10.3.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The small software update is said to include bug fixes and security enhancements for iOS devices and thus Apple recommends installing the update. Separately, Apple has also released macOS 10.12.5 for Mac, watchOS 3.2.2 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 10.2.1 … Read More

How to Disable All Safari Browser Plug-Ins on Mac

May 13, 2017 - 3 Comments
Safari icon

Safari on the Mac has the ability to run third party plug-ins, some of which may perform additional services and bring additional functionality to the web experience. Plug-ins include things like Flash Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and other similar multimedia tools that are added into the browser. While some web sites may require these plug-ins, … Read More

How to Change File Extensions of Files via Command Line in Mac OS

May 12, 2017 - 2 Comments
Moving cursor by word at command line of Mac Terminal

Command line users may find it helpful to change and rename the file extension of a group of files in a directory. For example, let’s say you have a batch of files with the file extension “.txt” but you want all of those the file extensions to be “.py” instead. That’s what we’re going to … Read More

16 Great iPhone Photography Tips via Apple

May 11, 2017 - 6 Comments
How to shoot with iPhone photography tips

Many of us rely on iPhone as our primary camera, but no matter how great (or not) you are at photography, who couldn’t use some advice on taking even better pictures? That’s why it’s worth checking out a “how to shoot” web series that Apple has created, which includes a helpful series of 16 short … Read More

How to Disable Safari Extensions on Mac

May 10, 2017 - 3 Comments
Safari icon

You can disable third party Safari extensions on the Mac without completely uninstalling them. This can be helpful for troubleshooting purposes, various testing scenarios, and many other situations, whether you’re a developer, trying to determine if and which particular extension is causing an issue with Safari, or even maybe just giving a trial run to … Read More

Can’t Spell? Ask Siri to Spell a Word on iPhone, iPad, Mac

May 9, 2017 - 5 Comments
Ask Siri to spell a word on iPhone

Can’t remember how to spell a word? You can ask Siri to spell the word for you! That’s right, good old Siri on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad has no problem helping you spell words if you can’t think of where to begin and when autocorrect is off or otherwise failing you, is this Siri … Read More

How to Mark Addresses Outside Domains in Mail for iPhone & iPad

May 8, 2017 - 2 Comments
Use marked address email domains in iOS Mail app

Have you ever sent an email to or from an address at the wrong domain? Maybe you accidentally sent a personal email from your work account? The Mail app on iPhone and iPad includes a feature which can help you avoid that situation by marking any address outside of a specified domain as you compose … Read More

How to Clear All User Log Files on a Mac

May 6, 2017 - 5 Comments

Mac OS has an elaborate application level logging system that monitors and logs various system level and app level functionality, including app crashes, problems, and internal errors within apps. Most of this logging information is only relevant to debugging and developer usage and has little practical usage to the average Mac user, but when you … Read More

How to Show a Wi-Fi Password When Typing It on Mac

May 5, 2017 - 11 Comments
See Wi-Fi Password as typing on a Mac

While plenty of wi-fi networks use obvious passwords that aren’t complex, if you’ve ever joined a wi-fi network with a wildly complex wireless router password you know it’s easy to fumble and erroneously enter a character or two. Of course while you’re typing the password it appears as little bullet points that are indecipherable, this … Read More

How to Force Quit with Touch Bar on Mac

May 4, 2017 - 8 Comments
Force Quit on Touch Bar Macs

Ever wondered how to force quit apps using the Touch Bar Macs? While there are many different ways to force quit Mac apps that aren’t responding, perhaps the most commonly used force quit method involves the Option + Command + Escape key sequence. But that Touch Bar Escape key is software… see the potential for … Read More

How to Use YouTube Parental Controls with Restricted Mode

May 3, 2017 - 3 Comments
Strict filtering for YouTube on iPhone and iPad

YouTube has countless hours of entertainment, videos, and TV shows to keep you and your kids entertained, but there is some content on YouTube you might not want your kids or even yourself to see. YouTube offers what is basically a parental control feature called Restricted Mode, which effectively avoids most inappropriate and offensive video … Read More

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