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Where’s the Temp Folder on Mac OS? How to Find & Open the Mac Temporary Directory

Aug 17, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Where the TEMP Folder is located on Mac

The Mac operating system has several system level temporary folders which contain temp files used by MacOS itself along with various Mac apps. This temp folders are not intended to be user facing, but in some rare situations an advanced Mac user may find themselves requiring to locate the temp folder and maybe even to … Read More

How to Enable a Virtual Home Button on iPhone or iPad with AssistiveTouch

Aug 16, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to enable a Virtual Home button on iPhone or iPad

Do you miss having a Home button on the iPhone X? Maybe your Home button isn’t working as expected, or is broken on an iPhone or iPad? Or maybe you’d just find it easier to tap on the screen to mimic a Home button press rather than using the hardware button? You can enable a … Read More

Fix the 3 Most Annoying Features on iPhone X

Aug 14, 2018 - 9 Comments
Fix some of the frustrating iPhone X features

The iPhone X may be the most elegant and beautifully designed iPhone in years, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. While most users have no complaints about the iPhone X itself, there are some frustrations and annoyances that can continually pop-up for some iPhone X owners. Among the most common iPhone X hassles are accidentally … Read More

How to Uninstall Homebrew from Mac OS

Aug 12, 2018 - 1 Comment
How to uninstall Homebrew on Mac

If you have previously installed Homebrew to a Mac and have now decided that you no longer need or want the command line package manager, you can uninstall Homebrew from MacOS and completely remove Homebrew and all installed packages and formula from the Mac. This tutorial will walk through how to completely uninstall Homebrew from … Read More

How to Download Xcode as XIP or DMG Files, & Where to Download Older Xcode Versions

Aug 11, 2018 - 1 Comment
How to download Xcode as xip and dmg and older versions of Xcode

Xcode is the software development suite for Mac that allows developers to build apps for MacOS, iOS, tvOS, and watchOS. The vast majority of developers and Xcode users will download the Xcode application suite from the Mac App Store, but that’s not the only option available to download Xcode, and if you’d rather download Xcode … Read More

How to Disable Location Services on iPhone and iPad Completely

Aug 10, 2018 - 7 Comments
How to disable all Location Services on iPhone and iPad

The Location Services capabilities of iPhone and iPad allow the devices to use onboard GPS, Wi-Fi, cell tower location data, and Bluetooth to determine the location of the iPhone or iPad. With iPhone, this location data can be pretty much exact, placing the location of the iPhone (and potentially you) perfectly on a map thanks … Read More

How to Enable System Integrity Protection in Mac OS

Aug 9, 2018 - 2 Comments
How to Enable SIP System Integrity Protection on Mac

Modern versions of Mac OS ship with System Integrity Protection (SIP) enabled by default, which aims to protect critical system folders by locking them down, and the vast majority of Mac users should always keep SIP enabled for that added protection. Nonetheless sometimes Mac users must disable SIP in Mac OS in order to modify … Read More

How to Play YouTube Videos in Background on iPhone and iPad

Aug 8, 2018 - 10 Comments
How to Play YouTube videos in background on iPhone or iPad

Many iPhone and iPad users like to play YouTube videos in the background, often for listening to music or listening to a podcast or talk show. For example, maybe you found a great song on YouTube that you want to enjoy while playing a game, or while practicing a foreign language, or maybe you simply … Read More

How to Install FTP on MacOS Mojave & High Sierra

Aug 7, 2018 - 5 Comments
Get and install FTP in Mac OS

Mac command line users may have noticed that FTP is missing from the latest versions of MacOS system software, but despite ftp not being included in newer versions of system software by default, you can still install ftp on Mac OS if you need to use an ftp client or run an ftpd server for … Read More

How to Delete a Reminder on iPhone and iPad

Aug 6, 2018 - 3 Comments
The Reminders app in iOS

Want to get remove a Reminder on an iPhone or iPad? Then you’ll probably want to delete it. The Reminders app is one of the most commonly used default apps on the iPhone and iPad, whether for simply reminding a user about a particular thing or event, or as an active to-do list, or any … Read More

How to Convert .bin and .cue to ISO on Mac

Aug 5, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to convert bin and cue to iso on Mac

Every once in a while you may encounter .bin and .cue files, or a cue/bin cue sheet, of a disk image, often when downloading old Mac software (or even DOS, Windows, Linux) for a retro machine, for an audio or video disc, or just as a disk image of something. Mac users therefore may need … Read More

VoiceOver on Lock Screen of iPhone / iPad? How to Unlock iPhone if VoiceOver is Enabled

Aug 4, 2018 - 2 Comments
VoiceOver on iPhone or iPad speaks the screen

Have you ever found yourself with an iPhone or iPad that is stuck in VoiceOver mode and as a result you can’t unlock the iPhone or iPad? When VoiceOver is active and the screen is locked, if you’re trying to unlock the device or enter a passcode you may instead find that whatever is on … Read More

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