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How to Copy Photos from SD Card or Camera to iPad

Aug 20, 2019 - 3 Comments
How to import photos from SD card or digital camera to iPad

Need to get pictures from an SD card or digital camera to an iPad? If you want to import photos from a digital camera or SD card directly to iPad, then you can do so easily as long as you have the proper equipment. In this case, you’ll need an adapter that works with the … Read More

How to Disable Passcode on iPhone or iPad

Aug 18, 2019 - 2 Comments
How to disable passcode on iPhone or iPad

Occasionally, some users may wish to turn off the passcode on iPhone or iPad. Disabling the passcode on iPhone or iPad is easy, but it’s not necessarily recommended due to privacy and security reasons, so therefore it’s only wise to turn off the passcode on an iPad or iPhone for very specific reasons. By disabling … Read More

Screen Saver Stuck on Mac? How to Fix It

Aug 17, 2019 - 6 Comments
Mac stuck on screen saver

Ever had your Mac get stuck on the screen saver? This can happen sometimes and when it does the Mac is unusable since the screen saver is quite literally stuck activated. The most obvious symptom of this problem is just as it sounds; the screen saver is enabled and active, but the Mac won’t respond … Read More

How to Show All Drive Devices in Disk Utility for MacOS

Aug 16, 2019 - 5 Comments
How to show all disk devices in Mac Disk Utility

You can adjust a setting in Disk Utility for Mac to see all device disks and drives connected to a Mac. This will make it so that you can view the containing drive (like “Apple SSD”) rather than simply the partition or volume that is accessible by the user facing part of the file system … Read More

How to Adjust Screen Brightness on Mac from Command Line

Aug 14, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Terminal in macOS

Want to change the screen brightness on Mac from the command line? You can use the Terminal to adjust screen brightness to be brighter or dimmer with a few different methods, as we’ll demonstrate here. First we’ll show you a handy way to increase or decrease Mac screen brightness using osascript at the command line, … Read More

How to Opt Out of MacOS Catalina Beta Updates

Aug 13, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to remove the macOS beta profile

Want to stop getting beta updates to MacOS Catalina or Mojave? You can opt-out of receiving beta system software updates by removing the beta profile from a Mac. This works the same with both the public beta and developer beta profiles of MacOS system software.

How to Open a VMDK File in VirtualBox

Aug 12, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to open VMDK in VirtualBox

Need to open a VMDK file in VirtualBox? This article will show you how to setup and use a VMDK virtual machine file with VirtualBox. This particular tutorial is demonstrated on a Mac, but using a VMDK with VirtualBox this way should work the same on Windows and Linux too.

How to Make FaceTime Video Calls on Mac

Aug 11, 2019 - Leave a Comment
FaceTime

If you have a Mac you can easily make FaceTime Video calls to any other user with an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or iPod touch. FaceTime video chat offers a fun way to have conversations with people, and it can also be useful for business and other purposes too. This article will show you how to … Read More

How to Make a FaceTime Call from iPhone & iPad

Aug 10, 2019 - 1 Comment
How to make FaceTime calls from iPhone or iPad

Making a FaceTime video chat call can be a fun way to have a conversation with someone remotely, and the iPhone and iPad make it very easy to place FaceTime video calls as this article will demonstrate.

How to Uninstall Malwarebytes on Mac

Aug 9, 2019 - 9 Comments
How to uninstall Malwarebytes from Mac

At some point in time you may have installed the popular Malwarebytes tool on a Mac to scan for malware, spyware, ransomware, junkware, and other garbage threats on a Mac, but at some point you may decide you want to uninstall Malwarebytes from the Mac and remove the utility from a computer. Whether you’re using … Read More

How to Convert Numbers File to Excel on iPad or iPhone

Aug 6, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to convert Numbers file to Excel file on iPad or iPhone

Need to convert a Numbers file to an Excel spreadsheet file from iPad or iPhone? This is a common task for many work and educational environments where Excel is commonly used, and fortunately this process is easy to accomplish thanks to the Numbers app Export features. This article will show you how to convert a … Read More

How to Install Malwarebytes on Mac to Scan for Malware & Adware

Aug 5, 2019 - 14 Comments
How to install Malwarebytes and scan and clean Mac malware adware virus etc

Malwarebytes for Mac is a popular and respected anti-malware tool for Mac that can help to clear a Mac of malware, ransomware, and viruses. While users can follow some simple tips to protect a Mac from viruses and trojans, and MacOS is fairly secure as-is from malware, junk ware, and adware, many Mac users often … Read More

How to Update an Email Password on iPhone & iPad

Aug 4, 2019 - 6 Comments
How to update email password on iPhone or iPad

Wondering how you can update an email password on iPhone or iPad for the Mail app? If you changed the password to an email account that is used on iPhone or iPad, you likely want to update that email password so the email address account continues to work on that device. This article will show … Read More

How to Disable FaceTime on Mac

Aug 3, 2019 - 3 Comments
FaceTime on Mac

Some Mac users may wish to turn off FaceTime on their computer, thereby preventing FaceTime calls from ringing on the Mac, and also turning off the ability to make outbound calls too. By disabling FaceTime on the Mac, the Mac will not be able to accept, receive, or make any FaceTime calls, whether they are … Read More

How to Disable Screenshot Thumbnail Previews on Mac

Aug 2, 2019 - 14 Comments
How to disable screenshot thumbnails on the Mac

Do you want to turn off the screenshot thumbnails that show up on the Mac screen? You may have noticed that if you take a screenshot on Mac a little screenshot thumbnail preview pops up in the bottom right corner of the display and floats there for a few seconds. You can interact with that … Read More

How to Use Waze on CarPlay to Replace Apple Maps

Jul 28, 2019 - 8 Comments
Use Waze on CarPlay

If you use Waze to navigate you may appreciate having the Waze app be front and center on CarPlay while you’re driving with iPhone. You might even be interested in replacing Apple Maps with Waze if you use the Waze app more than Apple Maps on your CarPlay vehicle. This article will show you how … Read More

How to Invert a Picture on Mac with Preview

Jul 27, 2019 - 1 Comment
The inverted picture with Preview is finished

Want to quickly invert a picture on the Mac? You can use the excellent bundled Preview application to invert any image, there is no need for any powerful or expensive photo editing tools. Just as it sounds, inverting a picture will take the colors of that image and reverse them to their opposite, so blues … Read More

How to Remove Mail Rules from Mac Mail App

Jul 26, 2019 - 1 Comment
How to remove Mail Rules in Mac Mail app

Want to remove Mail rules from Mac Mail? Or perhaps you need to disable Mail rules when an errant mail rule has wreaked some havoc in the Mail app? Perhaps you created a Mail auto-responder and no longer need that mail rule anymore, or maybe you misconfigured a mail rule which is causing some issues … Read More

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