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Check & Modify AutoCorrect Settings from the Command Line in OS X

Dec 18, 2014 - Leave a Comment
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Spelling autocorrect features tend to be divisive, with Mac users usually either loving it or hating it. Most Mac users know they can easily turn off autocorrect through an OS X system preference change, but the System Preferences are only accessible from the graphical interface of a Mac. If you’re wanting to automate the enabling … Read More

A Quick & Easy Email Navigation Trick All iPhone Users Should Know

Dec 17, 2014 - 10 Comments
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While it’s increasingly common to get overwhelmed in the ocean of emails, the Mail app in iOS includes a really great feature to help you quickly navigate between and scan through tons of emails very quickly. The navigation feature is prominent in the Mail app, and though many users will know about this already, it … Read More

How to Send & Receive Text Messages from Mac with SMS Relay for OS X Yosemite

Dec 17, 2014 - 4 Comments
Enable SMS Text Messages on a Mac from iOS

The Mac Messages app has long had support for sending and receiving iMessages, and now the latest versions of Messages for OS X support a new feature which allows you to send and receive SMS text messages as well. This basically means that you can talk to someone using an Android, Windows phone, ancient flip … Read More

How to Always Show the User Library Folder in OS X Yosemite the Easy Way

Dec 16, 2014 - 8 Comments
Making the Library Folder visible in OS X Yosemite with a Settings toggle

An individuals user Library folder contains personalizations, preference files, caches, and other contents specific to any given individual user account on a Mac. While most users won’t need access to their user account Library directory, some advanced users like to have easy access to that folder for a variety of purposes. All modern versions of … Read More

“We Have Different Phone Numbers, Why Are Our iPhones Ringing at the Same Time?”

Dec 15, 2014 - 6 Comments
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Many iPhone users have discovered that since updating a few of the household phones to the latest versions of iOS, suddenly when one iPhone rings, so does another completely different iPhone with a different phone number. This is often the case with spouses and partners who find their iPhone ringing when their wife or husbands … Read More

How to Re-Install OS X with Internet Recovery on a Mac

Dec 14, 2014 - 6 Comments
Starting OS X Internet Recovery Mode on a Mac to reinstall system software

In some rare situations, reinstalling OS X on a Mac may be required. This is made fairly easy as all modern Macs include the OS X Internet Recovery feature, which lets you reinstall OS X through a netboot type of mode that is accessed from the internet rather than a local drive. This is helpful … Read More

Make TextEdit in Mac OS X Behave More Like Windows Notepad

Dec 10, 2014 - 19 Comments
Make TextEdit on a Mac be like Notepad on Windows

Many longtime Windows users have grown to rely on the Notepad app for it’s plain text editing simplicity, for everything from writing little code blocks to just serving as a easy way to strip formatting and styling from anything copied into an open Notepad document. As a result, many Windows switchers to the Mac platform … Read More

Resize the Large Buggy Open / Save Dialog Windows in OS X Yosemite

Dec 8, 2014 - 20 Comments
Resize a huge window off screen in OS X with a Shift Click and Drag

OS X Yosemite has a rather peculiar bug with Open and Save dialog windows, where the file selector or saver dialog window shows up as inappropriately large. Sometimes the Open / Save window gets so big that it goes underneath the users Dock or even off screen, effectively preventing the dialog window from being resized. … Read More

How to Permanently Remove a Photo from iPad & iPhone Instantly

Dec 7, 2014 - 6 Comments
Confirm to permanently delete photos in iOS instantly

A side effect of iOS including an extraordinarily convenient way to easily recover deleted photos is that pictures are not completely removed from an iPhone or iPad immediately, at least unless the user takes specific action to delete a picture permanently. That’s what we’re going to cover here, so that if you have a photo … Read More

How to Remove a Card from Apple Pay on iPhone

Dec 6, 2014 - 4 Comments
Using Apple Pay with an iPhone and NFC Terminal

Apple Pay is an undoubtedly convenient and easy way to pay for purchases using just your iPhone, and Apple Pay securely holds a credit card or debit card that has been added. But all cards expire, card rewards programs change to be better or worse, and personal shopping habits and card preferences change too, so … Read More

How to Stop Showing OS X Beta Software Updates in Mac App Store

Dec 5, 2014 - 10 Comments
OS X Yosemite Public Beta now available to download

Some time ago, many Mac users signed up to participate in the OS X Public Beta program to try out and beta test OS X Yosemite before it was released to the wider public. Since then, being included in that public beta program makes those Macs also receive beta software builds for other updates to … Read More

How to Change the Default Safari Search Engine in iOS

Dec 4, 2014 - 1 Comment
Where to change how Safari searches the web and with what Search Engine, including Google, Yahoo, Bing, and DuckDuckGo

When you tap on the URL bar in Safari on your iPhone or iPad and enter a phrase or term to search for, that search gets carried over to a search engine to find results, and on you go (unless you’re opting for on-page search). Many users don’t realize this, but you can actually customize … Read More

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