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How to Turn Off “Hey Siri” on a Mac

Apr 17, 2019 - 1 Comment
How to turn off Hey Siri on Mac

If you’re using a Mac with Hey Siri voice activation enabled but you’d like to turn the voice listening feature off, you’ll find that it’s easy to selectively turn off Hey Siri while still leaving the usual Siri invocation methods enabled in MacOS.

22 Chrome for iPad Keyboard Shortcuts

Apr 16, 2019 - 3 Comments
iPad with Chrome and external keyboard

If you’re an iPad owner who uses Google Chrome web browser with an external keyboard connected to the iPad, you might appreciate learning a variety of handy keyboard shortcuts to help using Chrome and navigating within the app for iPad. This collection of keyboard shortcuts for Chrome on iPad works with basically any iPad, iPad … Read More

How to Enable Bold Text on iPhone or iPad

Apr 15, 2019 - 2 Comments
How to bold text on iPhone or iPad

Want to make the fonts and text on your iPhone or iPad a bit easier to read? Then you might want to try out the Bold Text option available in iOS, which might improve text legibility for some users. Also, some people might simply prefer the way the bolder text looks throughout apps, and want … Read More

What’s the Mac Equivalent to F5 Refresh Key from Windows?

Apr 14, 2019 - 14 Comments
The Mac F5 refresh equivalent from Windows is the Command R keyboard shortcut

Mac users who have switched from the Windows platform may be accustomed to hitting the F5 function key to refresh a web browser, web site, or webpage. The F5 key is used as refresh or reload in most Windows web browsers, so when Windows users switch to Mac they might be wondering what the equivalent … Read More

How to See Air Quality on Maps for iPhone & iPad

Apr 13, 2019 - 6 Comments
AQI Index information from AirNow website

Want to know what the air quality index is at a particular destination? The Apple Maps app on iPhone and iPad can give you this information. Those who are concerned about air quality will find it useful to know that the Maps app on iPhone and iPad has an optional feature that allows you to … Read More

How to Type the Escape Key on iPad Keyboard

Apr 12, 2019 - 21 Comments
How to press ESC escape key on iPad

Have you ever noticed that dedicated iPad keyboards do not have an Escape key? If so, you might be wondering how to type the Escape key on an iPad keyboard. iPads using an external keyboard, whether it’s an external Bluetooth keyboard, a Smart Keyboard, a brand like Brydge, Zagg, Logitech, or any other dedicated iPad … Read More

How to Enable Auto Update for MacOS System Software

Apr 11, 2019 - 3 Comments
How to enable automatic MacOS system software updates

Have you ever wished your Mac would update MacOS system software on its own? If you’d like to take a hands-off approach to updating your system, you can enable automatic MacOS system software updates. With this feature enabled, not only will your Mac automatically check for new system software updates, but it will download and … Read More

How to Handoff Safari from iPhone to iPad and Vice Versa

Apr 10, 2019 - 4 Comments
How to Handoff Safari webpages from iPhone to iPad or iPad to Iphone

Have you ever been reading an article in Safari on an iPhone and wished you could be reading the same article on your larger screened iPad instead? Rather than email or message yourself the article link, this is a perfect situation to use the wonderful Handoff feature for. Handoff allows you to quite literally hand … Read More

How to Delete a Virtual Machine in Parallels on Mac or Windows

Apr 9, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Delete a virtual machine from Parallels by right click

Need to delete a virtual machine from Parallels or Parallels Desktop Lite? Removing a virtual machine can be necessary when you’re finished using a particular environment, operating system, or VM for any reason, and it’s also common to remove unneeded virtual machines to free up disk space. Here’s how you can easily delete a virtual … Read More

How to Know if Someone Blocked Your Number on iPhone for Calls or Messages

Apr 7, 2019 - 9 Comments
How to tell if someone blocked you on iPhone

Have you ever wanted to know if someone blocked your number from calling them or sending them messages? You may be familiar with the process of blocking calls, messages, and contacts on the iPhone, but have you ever wondered if YOUR number or messages have been blocked? While Apple makes the blocking feature for texts … Read More

How to Use AirPods with Android

Apr 6, 2019 - 2 Comments
How to use AirPods with Android

If you have AirPods and an Android device, you might be interested in knowing that you can use AirPods with Android phones and tablets too. Connecting AirPods to an Android device is pretty straight forward (thought not as seamlessly simple as the iOS setup) and once the two are connected and paired you’ll be able … Read More

How to Change Siri Voice on Mac to Different Gender or Accent

Apr 5, 2019 - 5 Comments
How to change Siri voice on Mac

Want to change the voice of Siri on a Mac? There are numerous voice options for Siri available, and on the Mac you can change the voice of Siri to be male or female, and you can even change Siri’s accent too.

How to Change Passcode on iPhone or iPad

Apr 4, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to change passcode on iPhone or iPad

A passcode is used on iPhone and iPad as an authentication method to access and unlock an iOS device, often as an adjunct or alternative to the biometric authentication methods of Face ID and Touch ID. Most iPhone and iPad users enable an iOS passcode when setting up their iOS device, but later some users … Read More

How to Log Off Another Users ssh Connection by Command Line in Mac OS or Linux

Apr 3, 2019 - 4 Comments
How to log off an ssh user

Using SSH, or Secure Shell, is a very common way to establish remote connections to Mac and Linux machines from the command line. If you’re a systems administrator, or if you have SSH enabled on a Mac for another reason, you may eventually need to log off another users ssh connection. There are several ways … Read More

How to Add Emoji to eMail Messages in Mac OS the Fast Way

Apr 2, 2019 - 11 Comments
How to add Emoji to email on Mac fast

Emoji fanatic Mac users may already be aware of the ultra-fast keyboard shortcut for typing Emoji on a Mac, but did you know the Mail app for Mac OS has another super easy option for adding Emoji to an email message? It turns out there’s literally an Emoji button in the Mac email client, but … Read More

How to Turn Off iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, X

Mar 31, 2019 - 5 Comments
Power down the iPhone by swiping on Slide to Power Off

Want to turn off iPhone for whatever reason? Newer iPhone models have a different method of shutting down the device to turn off the iPhone compared to earlier model devices. This article will show you how to turn off iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and iPhone X.

What is the Screen Time Passcode in iOS 12?

Mar 30, 2019 - 4 Comments
What is the Screen Time passcode on iPhone or iPad

Screen Time is a feature on iPhone and iPad that tracks device usage for apps, websites, categories, and more, taking real-time usage data to report back just how long particular apps and types of apps are being used. You can even use Screen Time to block certain apps, websites, or even block and limit entire … Read More

14 Notes App Keyboard Shortcuts for iPad

Mar 29, 2019 - 1 Comment
Notes app keyboard shortcuts for iPad

The Notes app for iPad has a variety of handy keyboard shortcuts available for usage within the app when a keyboard is connected to the device. If you’re a Notes app user and use an iPad with an external Bluetooth keyboard, a keyboard case, or with an Apple Smart Keyboard, you may find this collection … Read More

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