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How to Stop Apps Downloading on All iOS Devices Automatically

Jan 17, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to stop iOS automatic app downloads across all devices

If you have more than one iOS device using the same Apple ID, let’s say an iPhone and an iPhone, you may have noticed that if you download an app on the iPhone, the same app will simultaneously download and appear on the iPad, and vice versa. This is due to an iOS feature called … Read More

How to Disable Website “Show Notification” Requests in Chrome

Jan 16, 2018 - 5 Comments
How to Block Show Notification Requests in Chrome

Do you enjoy being pestered with annoying “Show Notification” requests from the many websites you visit from Chrome? Maybe you do, or maybe you don’t. You’re likely familiar with the Chrome message that pops up intrusively on so may web pages, reading like “someURL .com wants to Show Notifications – Block / Allow”. Since these … Read More

How to Add AirDrop to Dock on Mac for Rapid Access

Jan 15, 2018 - 15 Comments
Add AirDrop to Dock in Mac OS for quick access

If you frequently use AirDrop on the Mac to send and receive files between Macs or to and from iOS devices, you may appreciate having ultra-fast access to AirDrop by having it readily available from the Dock of Mac OS. By using a little file system trick, you can gain direct access to AirDrop through … Read More

How to Enable “Type to Siri” on Mac

Jan 12, 2018 - 3 Comments
Type To Siri on a Mac

While Siri is perhaps best known as the voice assistant bundled on modern Macintosh computers and iOS devices, Siri can also be interacted with by typing out good old text commands. By enabling Type to Siri on the Mac, you can use Siri sort of like a text based virtual assistant, where typing out “set … Read More

How to Write an .img to SD Card on Mac the Easy Way with Etcher

Jan 11, 2018 - 4 Comments
Write image files to SD card on Mac easily with Etcher

If you need to burn an .img image file to an SD card from a Mac, you may have discovered that there isn’t a particularly obvious way to do so with a default GUI app like Disk Utility. Not to worry though, an excellent free third party solution exists called Etcher, which makes burning image … Read More

How to Take Long Exposure Photos on iPhone & iPad with Live Photos

Jan 10, 2018 - 3 Comments
Take Long Exposure photos on iPhone and iPad with Live Photos

You’re probably aware of Live Photos by now, the interesting iPhone and iPad feature that transforms a regular image capture into a brief movie clip. But the latest versions of iOS support an assortment of exciting Live Photo effects, including an ability to easilyy create beautiful long exposure images. Long Exposure photography is typically left … Read More

How to Get iMessage on Android with WeMessage

Jan 9, 2018 - 5 Comments
iMessage on Android

If you’re an Android user and you wish you had iMessage on your device, you’ll be happy to hear about there is a solution that effectively brings iMessage onto an Android device. It’s called WeMessage, and it’s a third party effort that uses an interesting workaround to gain iMessage on Android devices.

How to Install & Use SF Mono Font on Mac with Other Apps

Jan 7, 2018 - 8 Comments
Install SF Mono on Mac

SF Mono is a really nice monospaced font available to Mac users within Terminal and Xcode, but you may have noticed that SF Mono is not available outside of those two apps. If you’d like to use SF Mono font elsewhere in MacOS and in other Mac apps, follow the instructions below to install the … Read More

How to Enable Strict Site Isolation in Chrome

Jan 6, 2018 - 9 Comments
Google Chrome

One way to increase security in the Google Chrome web browser is to enable strict site isolation, which causes each page renderer process to contain pages from only a single site at a time, effectively placing them in a per-site sandbox. Theoretically this could help to mitigate against certain security risks, like those posed by … Read More

2 Show Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

Jan 4, 2018 - 13 Comments
Show Mac Desktop with a Keyboard Shortcut

If you want to show the Mac desktop quickly, the fastest way to do so is often with a keyboard shortcut to reveal the desktop. This approach will push aside all on-screen windows, apps, and other information, and show only the Mac desktop – all without closing any apps. These tricks can offer a fast … Read More

How to Fix Night Shift Stuck Enabled in Mac OS

Jan 3, 2018 - 4 Comments
Night Shift Stuck enabled on Mac

Is your Mac screen looking strangely orange from Night Shift being stuck on, even during daylight hours when Night Shift should be off? It may be rare and it’s not clear what causes Night Shift to sometimes get stuck enabled on a Mac, but when it does happen it’s pretty obvious because the screen colors … Read More

How to Count Lines of a File by Command Line

Jan 2, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Count lines of a file by command line

Need to get the line count of a text file or document? Counting lines of any file is easy at the command line, and the command for line counting is the same in all modern Unix based operating systems, meaning this line counting trick will work the same on Mac OS and Mac OS X, … Read More

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