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How to Change iPhone Bluetooth Audio While on a Phone Call, Without Losing the Call

Jun 28, 2017 - 1 Comment
Change an iPhone Bluetooth audio while on a phone call

If you ever use an iPhone to connect to a speaker system, car stereo, headphones, or microphone, or stereo via Bluetooth, you may have been in a situation where you have an active phone call on the iPhone but want to change from the Bluetooth audio source, be it speakers or headphones. It’s easy to … Read More

How to Speak Screen on iPhone and iPad to Have iOS Read Anything to You

Jun 27, 2017 - 5 Comments
Speak Screen on iPhone and iPad

Did you know the iPhone or iPad can read aloud anything that is on screen? The Speak Screen feature of iOS is helpful for many reasons, but in order to use it you must first enable the ability within the device settings, and then learn how to use the speak function.

Download iOS 11 Public Beta 1 Now for iPhone, iPad

Jun 26, 2017 - 4 Comments
iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Apple has opened the public beta testing program for iOS 11, launching iOS 11 Public Beta 1 to all users who are interested in running the latest beta system software on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

How to Send Invisible Ink Messages from iPhone and iPad

Jun 26, 2017 - 2 Comments
Messages

iOS Messages includes the Invisible Ink feature which allows people to send obfuscated messages to and from iPhone and iPad. The invisible messages arrive visibly obscured, and the content of the invisible message can only be revealed by swiping a finger on the blurred message(s) to temporarily reveal the message text, image, or video. And … Read More

Tackling ‘Photos Agent’ Heavy CPU & Resource Usage on Mac

Jun 24, 2017 - 7 Comments
Photos app icon in Mac OS X

“Photos Agent” is a little Photos app helper process that often runs on the Mac, it’s for Photos app users and it handles background tasks like downloading and uploading to iCloud Photo Library, downloading and updating Photo Streams and shared streams, and other related iCloud Photos and Photos app tasks. For users who don’t use … Read More

Access Maps from the Command Line Rendered in ASCII with Mapscii

Jun 23, 2017 - 2 Comments
Ascii maps command line

Have you ever wished you could access a mapping application from the command line? Now you can with Mapscii, which is sort of like Google Maps or Apple Maps but for the Terminal, with all of the mapping data rendered in ASCII text and characters.

How to Check iCloud Drive File Upload Progress on a Mac

Jun 22, 2017 - 7 Comments
How to check iCloud Drive upload progress on Mac

Whether you’re moving a file over to iCloud Drive or copying a file to iCloud Drive from the Mac, you may want to know the upload progress as the file is transferred to iCloud. Fortunately the Mac Finder makes this easy, and you’ll be able to see the status of uploads to iCloud Drive from … Read More

How to Search Safari Browser History on iPhone & iPad

Jun 21, 2017 - 1 Comment
Search Safari history in iOS

Did you know you can search through web browsing history in Safari on an iPhone or iPad? With the excellent Safari History search feature you can easily retrieve and find previously visited sites, webpages, and videos, whether from earlier in the day or even well over a year ago – assuming the searchable Safari history … Read More

See All Open Windows on a Mac with Mission Control

Jun 20, 2017 - 15 Comments
Mission Control activate with Trackpad on Mac

Mission Control is one of the better productivity enhancing features on the Mac, allowing you to quickly see all open windows, documents, and applications on Mac OS in a broad overview screen. This offers a fantastic way to quickly navigate through depths of open apps and windows and to quickly get to what window or … Read More

How to Add Google Hangouts to Messages on Mac

Jun 19, 2017 - 3 Comments
Choose Google as account to messages for mac

Did you know the Mac Messages app can support chatting with Google Hangouts natively? This is a nice feature for Mac users who chat with Google Hangout and leave a web browser window open to do so, since you’ll be able to communicate and message through Google Hangouts (aka modern Google Talk) but directly in … Read More

How to Uninstall Java on a Mac

Jun 16, 2017 - 19 Comments
How to uninstall Java from Mac OS

Many Mac users don’t need Java on their computer, but if you happen to have Java installed and want to remove it from a Mac then you can uninstall Java and JRE with a little effort.

How to See How Much Time is Spent in Apps on iPhone & iPad

Jun 15, 2017 - 8 Comments
See how much time iOS apps are used for

Have you ever wondered just how much time you spend in a particular app on your iPhone or iPad? Whether you’re curious how long you spend in Messages, or you’re concerned you’re wasting time all day in an app like Facebook or Minecraft, you can use a neat little iOS trick to see exactly how … Read More

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