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How to Set an Automatic Vacation Responder in Gmail

May 27, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to set an automatic vacation responder Out Of Office reply email in Gmail

If you’re a Gmail user and you’re going to be away from email, on vacation, or out of the office for a while, you may want to set an automatic email responder message directly through Gmail. Auto-Responders, “Out of Office” responders, and Vacation Responders work much like the names imply; when they’re enabled and someone … Read More

How to Look Inside Airports with Apple Maps on iPhone and iPad to Plan Ahead When Traveling

May 26, 2018 - 5 Comments

Airports can be hectic, and just about every traveler knows the stress of visiting an airport they have never been to before and trying to quickly navigate the maze of terminals to find their gate so that they can board a plane on time. A great trick that can ease the stress of travel and … Read More

How to Snap Portrait Mode-Style Photos on Any iPhone with Focus Mode for Instagram

May 25, 2018 - 1 Comment
Instagram icon

Using Portrait Mode to achieve a depth effect on photos may be limited to certain iPhone models with dual-camera lenses, but a variety of third party apps are bringing similar portrait mode photography features to all other iPhones too. Instagram is one of them, with a “Focus” feature that captures pictures using a similar depth … Read More

How to Fix “Command Not Found” Errors in Mac Command Line

May 24, 2018 - 1 Comment
Fix command not found error messages in Terminal for Mac

Advanced Mac users that utilize the command line may occasionally encounter a “command not found” error message when attempting to run something in the command line. The “command not found” error in the Terminal can surface for several reasons in the command line of MacOS and Mac OS X, as we’ll discuss here, and of … Read More

iTunes Library XML File Missing? Here’s How to Create One

May 23, 2018 - 1 Comment
How to set iTunes to create iTunes Library XML file

The latest versions of iTunes no longer default to creating an iTunes Library XML file, which was an iTunes file that allowed various other apps to interact easily with an iTunes library, and could also serve as a basis for rebuilding an iTunes library if that were ever needed. Despite “iTunes Music Library.xml” files no … Read More

How to Update All Apps on iPhone and iPad

May 22, 2018 - 9 Comments
How to update all apps on iOS

Apps on the iPhone and iPad are frequently updated with new features, various enhancements, security adjustments, and other components. If you don’t stay on top of updating iOS apps, you’ll quickly be inundated with dozens of available app updates waiting to be installed for your iPad and iPhone apps. Fortunately there’s a simple way to … Read More

How to Get Access to Photos Master Image Files in Mac OS Quickly with an Alias

May 21, 2018 - 6 Comments
Photos app icon in Mac OS X

Photos app for the Mac imports images and manages pictures by automatically moving the files into organized folders within the apps dedicated package file. While this file container is not intended to be user facing, many advanced Mac OS users like to have access to the original master files rather than solely relying on the … Read More

Can’t Open Control Center from Lock Screen on iPad or iPhone? Here’s the Fix!

May 20, 2018 - 2 Comments
Access Control Center from Lock Screen of iPad and iPhone

The iOS Control Center is a great feature allowing iPhone and iPad users to quickly access screen brightness controls, volume controls, camera, wi-fi and bluetooth toggles, Do Not Disturb mode, and so much more thanks to the ability to customize it. But many iPad users, and some iPhone users too, may discover that Control Center … Read More

Apps Disappearing from iPhone or iPad? Try This Fix!

May 19, 2018 - 2 Comments
Stop apps disappearing from iPhone or iPad

Have you ever found that apps are disappearing from your iPhone or iPad? Maybe you hadn’t used a particular app in a while but you know for certain you downloaded it to your iOS device, but when you go looking for that app, it’s missing. While it’s certainly possible that you deleted the iOS app … Read More

How to Stop Signal Showing Message Previews on Locked Screen of iPhone or iPad

May 18, 2018 - 2 Comments
Signal

Signal is the encrypted messaging app that is used by many privacy conscious individuals on various platforms, but the Signal app defaults to showing a message preview on the locked screen of an iPhone or iPad, which may be convenient but it’s not particularly private. Given that Signal is typically sought out by users specifically … Read More

Deleted System Files from Mac OS? Here’s How to Get Them Back

May 17, 2018 - 4 Comments
How to restore deleted system files on Mac

Have you ever wondered what to do if you delete a system file from a Mac? Or maybe you’re wondering how you can get those system files back after they were deleted from the computer? While most Mac users should never modify system files in Mac OS and Mac OS X, some do anyway, and … Read More

How to Set Sleep Timer in Podcasts on iPhone to Automatically Stop Playing

May 16, 2018 - 6 Comments
Sleep Timer for Podcasts app on iOS

If you want a podcast to automatically stop playing after a designated period of time, the little-known Sleep Timer feature in Podcasts for iPhone or iPad is for you. Much like the name implies, Sleep Timer will play a podcast until a specified time completes, or when the current episode is done playing, and then … Read More

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