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How to Search Email on iPhone and iPad Mail

Mar 20, 2018 - 2 Comments
How to Search Mail on iPhone and iPad

Did you know the Mail app for iOS has a Search feature? Indeed the iPhone and iPad Mail apps have a search capability, but it’s not visible by default and instead the functionality is hidden behind a gesture, and thus many users don’t even know a find feature exists for emails on their iOS devices. … Read More

How to Show the Expanded Print Details Dialog in Mac OS by Default

Mar 19, 2018 - 11 Comments
How to show the expanded Print dialog always in Mac OS

Do you frequently access the detailed printing options when printing from a Mac? If so, you’ll really appreciate this trick to always show the expanded print dialog window and settings screen.

How to Fix “Verification Required” for Apps Downloads on iPhone and iPad

Mar 18, 2018 - 6 Comments
How to Fix Verification Required message on iPhone or iPad

You may discover a “Verification Required” error message when attempting to install or update free apps from the iOS App Store on an iPhone or iPad, thereby preventing the user from downloading apps or updating any apps. The complete message is either “Verification Required – Before you can make purchases, you must tap Continue to … Read More

Make a SuperDrive Work on Unsupported Macs? It’s Possible!

Mar 17, 2018 - 16 Comments
SuperDrive on a Mac

The Apple SuperDrive is an external CD / DVD drive that reads and writes to optical discs, and while it works great with many Macs, there are some Mac models where the SuperDrive doesn’t work, like any Mac that happened to come with a built-in optical drive. For the computers that do not support the … Read More

How to Change Audio Import Settings in iTunes on Mac & Windows

Mar 16, 2018 - 5 Comments
Change audio import settings in iTunes for audio encoder and audio quality

If you’re ripping CDs to import a music collection into iTunes on a Mac or Windows PC, you may be interested in knowing that you can change the media encoding for imported music. By default, iTunes will import and rip CDs using the MP3 Encoder at 160kbps, but if you want to change the encoding … Read More

How to Share Wi-Fi Passwords from iPhone or iPad

Mar 15, 2018 - 4 Comments
How to share wi-fi passwords in iOS

The latest versions of iOS offer a very nice feature that lets you easily share wi-fi passwords from an iPhone or iPad so that other people can quickly join a wireless network that you’re already connected to. While there is still no way to see the wi-fi router password in iOS, the ability to share … Read More

Get Instant Command Line Access from Anywhere in Mac OS with iTerm2

Mar 14, 2018 - 10 Comments
Access a command line from anywhere on the Mac

If you’re a command line user, you can imagine that it’d be useful to have a Terminal window available instantly to you from anywhere on the Mac, whether you’re currently in the Finder, Safari, Xcode, or any other application entirely. Well there’s no need to imagine, with iTerm you can have an instantly available terminal … Read More

How to Delete Apps from iPhone X and 3D Touch iPhone Models

Mar 12, 2018 - 6 Comments
How to delete apps on iPhone X and 3D Touch iPhone models

Removing apps from an iPhone or iPad has always been an easy endeavor, and you can easily uninstall any iOS app from a device in just seconds. Of course iPhone X and 3D Touch iPhone models can still quickly delete apps from the home screen too, but because of some hardware features of those devices, … Read More

How to Make a Copy of Files or Folders on Mac with Duplicate

Mar 11, 2018 - 13 Comments
How to make copy of files or folders on a Mac

If you ever need to make a copy of a file or folder on the Mac, you’ll be happy to know that there is a super-easy way to accomplish that task thanks to the Duplicate File feature in the Mac Finder. The name is self descriptive, as Duplicate will create an exact copy of any … Read More

How to Use Stopwatch on iPhone

Mar 10, 2018 - 3 Comments
The iPhone Stopwatch

The iPhone has a handy Stopwatch feature, with two different visual modes and the capability of notating laps. The all-purpose stopwatch is fantastic for anything where you want to time something, whether it’s tracking an athletic endeavor, performance, or simply some other event or occurrence where a stopwatch measurement is appropriate.

How to Search Emoji on Mac

Mar 9, 2018 - 4 Comments
Search Emoji on the Mac

You probably know that you can quickly get to Emoji icons on the Mac via keyboard shortcut or menu items, but did you know you can search Emoji on the Mac? Using the Emoji search feature makes it much faster and easier to get to a particular Emoji icon rather than browse through hundreds and … Read More

How to Set Your Personal Info with Siri on iPhone and iPad

Mar 8, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Set My Information with Siri in iOS

In order for a variety of Siri features to work, Siri must know who you are, and the more Siri knows about you the better some of those features work when activated from an iPhone or iPad. For example, if Siri knows your home address then you can ask Siri to “give me directions home” … Read More

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