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How to Delete a Picture or Video from Messages on iPhone & iPad

Feb 10, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Messages

Want to delete a photo from a message on iPhone or iPad, but without removing an entire message conversation in iOS? With the trick we will show you, you can selectively delete a single picture or video from the Messages app in iOS, without interfering with the rest of the conversation or with the other … Read More

How to Turn Off Video Autoplay on Twitter for Mac OS X

Feb 9, 2016 - 3 Comments
Twitter for Mac icon

The newest versions of Twitter for Mac and iOS default to automatically playing videos and gifs that are found within a feed. This can lead to the Twitter app becoming a stream of continuous noise and nuisance, or worse, as any video (uncensored or not) starts playing itself without user input. Whether you think this … Read More

How to Reinstall OS X on a Mac

Feb 9, 2016 - 10 Comments
Reinstall OS X system software on a Mac

Though we’d all rather everything works as intended with our Macs, occasionally something goes really haywire and OS X becomes either royally messed up or unusable. In these circumstances, sometimes the only solution to get things working again is to reinstall OS X system software (or, if you have a recent safe backup made, restoring … Read More

How to Add RSS Feeds & Sites to Apple News in iOS

Feb 8, 2016 - 12 Comments
Manually add RSS and websites to News app in iOS

The News app is bundled in modern versions of iOS, accessible from the home screen as a standard app icon and from the Siri Suggestions screen in Spotlight under the News section on an iPhone or iPad. While News app includes a handful of curated Apple-approved sites, users can customize the app on their own … Read More

How to Reduce Transparency on Apple Watch

Feb 7, 2016 - 2 Comments
Transparency off on Apple Watch

The Apple Watch user interface uses transparency in the Glances screens and elsewhere to add a subtle layering effect to the appearance of things on display. This is mostly an eye-candy effect, and while it’s quite subtle some users may wish to turn transparency effects off in WatchOS. By disabling transparency on Apple Watch, it … Read More

The Mac “Startup Disk Almost Full” Message and How to Fix It

Feb 6, 2016 - 24 Comments
Mac Startup disk is almost full error message, here is how to fix it

Many Mac users will inevitably see the “Your startup disk almost full” error message show up in OS X, with a vague note to delete some files in order to make more space available on the Mac. While you can disregard the message for a little while, it will usually come back again shortly, and … Read More

How to Read a Message Without Sending Read Receipt on iPhone with 3D Touch

Feb 5, 2016 - 5 Comments
Messages

The iOS Messages app defaults to sending what is called a “read receipt” when an iMessage is opened and read within the application. That Read Receipt feature can be helpful for some conversations but it’s not always desired for every message, and though disabling Read Receipts for Messages in iOS is certainly one option that … Read More

How to Switch Multiple Instagram Profiles & Accounts on iPhone Easily

Feb 4, 2016 - 13 Comments
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Many Instagram users have multiple IG accounts, perhaps a public facing Instagram profile (often referred to as ‘finstagram’, short for “fake instagram”), a more private Instagram profile (the “rinsta” for ‘real instagram’), a profile for their cat, dog, or turtle, and maybe even a business or work account they use and manage (why yes of … Read More

How to Turn Off Contacts Found in Mail from Mac OS X

Feb 4, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Contacts app in Mac OS X

Modern versions of Mail app for Mac OS X and iOS default to scanning through email content to suggest contacts and fill in additional information about existing contacts. While this can offer a convenient way of easily filling in and uncovering contact information exchanged through emails, it can also frequently be inaccurate, leading to erroneous … Read More

How to Make an HTML Signature for Mail in Mac OS X

Feb 3, 2016 - 10 Comments
HTML signature in Mac Mail app of OS X

Many users like to set a signature to be automatically included in their outbound emails, and for those who like to have a stylized and somewhat interactive email signature, they’ll want to create what’s called an HTML signature. An HTML signature allows for different text styling like bolds, italics, font sizes, and, perhaps most relevant … Read More

How to Disable Contacts Found in Mail in iOS

Feb 2, 2016 - 4 Comments
How to Disable Contacts found in Mail in iOS

The latest versions of iOS support a feature which scans a users mailboxes for contacts and contact information. While this feature can be really helpful in potentially identifying callers and contacts, it can also lead to erroneous information being filled in to your address book contact cards, erroneous assumptions about callers, and even improper suggestions … Read More

AirDrop Not Showing Up in iOS Control Center? This is the Easy Fix

Feb 1, 2016 - 10 Comments
Set AirDrop to be available to Everyone

AirDrop is a great file sharing protocol for iOS and OS X that allows users to quickly and easily send files, photos, contacts, and other data back and forth between iPhones, iPads, iPod touch, and Mac OS X. But sometimes AirDrop doesn’t show up at all in iOS, which obviously prevents the feature from working … Read More

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