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Detect Webcam & Microphone Activity on Mac with Oversight

Feb 21, 2017 - 6 Comments
Detect camera and microphone access on Mac

Though Mac users don’t usually have to worry excessively about “camfecting” malware and spyware, some security conscious users may find it nice to know if a process or application is attempting to access their computers web camera or microphone. With the help of a free third party security utility called Oversight, you can have your … Read More

How to Get a Hardware Escape Key on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Feb 20, 2017 - 7 Comments
Escape key on MacBook Pro touch bar

The new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar model includes a Touch Bar screen in lieu of the standard hardware function keys and escape key. Removing the Escape key may not be a big deal to some Mac users, but for many pro users having no hardware escape key could be considered a major frustration or … Read More

How to Save Instagram Photos on iPhone with a Snap & Crop Trick

Feb 19, 2017 - 7 Comments
Instagram icon

Have you found an Instagram picture you want to save to your iPhone? You have probably noticed that Instagram doesn’t offer a direct way to download photos, but if you want to save a picture for sharing, backing up, or setting as a wallpaper, there are a few ways to accomplish this in iOS.

How to Stop Auto-Play Sound on Facebook Videos on iPhone

Feb 18, 2017 - 7 Comments
Disable Facebook auto-play video sound iOS

Facebook has decided that Facebook users would enjoy having auto-play videos automatically play sound as they scroll through their feed. Of course not everyone likes to be auto-blasted with audio and sound from auto-play videos, so some Facebook users may wish to stop auto-playing sound with videos shown in their feed.

How to Mute Sound in Embedded Videos in Messages

Feb 17, 2017 - Leave a Comment
Mute the audio from embedded videos in messages

Want to mute a video that is blasting noise within an embedded Message? You can do that with a nice subtle trick. This works to silence embedded video sound in both the iOS and Mac Messages apps, both of which allow you to play embedded videos in Messages conversations without launching into a web browser.

How to Close Other Tabs in Safari on Mac

Feb 16, 2017 - 4 Comments
Close Other Tabs in Safari on Mac

If you’re a browser tab hoarder in Safari, you may find it helpful to close out of all other tabs while maintaining a specifically chosen active tab to be open. This offers a fast way for Mac Safari users to close out of tabs that are no longer needed, but without closing all other opened … Read More

How to Recover a Lost QuickTime Recording on Mac

Feb 16, 2017 - 1 Comment
QuickTime

Have you ever been recording a video or audio with QuickTime Player on the Mac only to have the application crash before you were able to save or edit the movie file? If so, you likely assume the video or audio file that was being recorded or was saved is now missing, but that is … Read More

The Best Video Players for Mac

Feb 15, 2017 - 28 Comments
Best Video Players for Mac

Ever wondered what the best video player for Mac is? While there are droves of app options available to watch movies and video on Mac, rather than going on a wild video player fishing expedition we’ve helped to narrow down some of the best free video player choices for you.

How to Markup, Write, & Draw on Photos with iPhone or iPad

Feb 13, 2017 - 8 Comments
How to markup photos on iPhone or iPad

The excellent Markup ability in iOS allows iPhone and iPad users to write, draw, and markup on any photo or picture stored on their device. This offers a nice way to highlight or emphasize something on an image, and while it can be used for fun it’s equally as useful for professional users as well … Read More

How to Automatically Empty Trash in Mac OS After 30 Days

Feb 10, 2017 - 7 Comments
Auto remove items from Trash after 30 days in Mac OS

For those Mac users who often dump items into the Trash but forget to empty it on a regular basis, you can enable a new feature in MacOS which allows the Trash to automatically empty itself after 30 days. This can be a particularly nice feature if your Trash can is constantly bloated and taking … Read More

How to Type Trademark, Copyright, Symbols on iPhone and iPad

Feb 9, 2017 - 11 Comments
Type the trademark, copyright, registered symbols on iPhone and iPad

If you find yourself needing to type a trademark symbol, copyright symbol, or registered symbol on the iPhone or iPad, you can do so easily using either of the two methods below. The first trick to typing the trademark symbol “™”, the registered symbol, “®”, or the copyright symbol “©” will utilize the QuickType suggestion … Read More

How to Activate Windows 10 After Installing

Feb 9, 2017 - 12 Comments

We recently showed users how to download Windows 10 ISO for free from Microsoft, which can then be installed and run on a PC, in a virtual machine, or with Boot Camp on a Mac without activating. If you decide you want to keep Windows 10 and continue to use it with a full feature … Read More

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