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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

Why Does Safari Say “Not Secure” for Some Webpages on iPhone, iPad, or Mac?

Mar 29, 2019 - 9 Comments
Not Secure Safari message

If you’re a Safari user who recently updated iOS or MacOS, you may occasionally run into a “Not Secure” message near the top of the screen when viewing some websites or while browsing the web. That ‘Not Secure’ text is simply a notification from Safari that the webpage or website is using HTTP, rather than … Read More

How to Enable Reader View in Safari Automatically on iPhone or iPad

Mar 28, 2019 - 3 Comments
How to use Automatic Safari Reader View on iPhone and iPad

Do you like using Safari Reader View on the iPhone or iPad when reading a particular webpages articles or stories? Reader View in Safari can make webpages easier to read in some situations, and if you use the feature for some websites, or all of the web, you might appreciate enabling Automatic Reader View in … Read More

How to Stop Typing Periods Automatically with Double-Space on MacOS

Mar 27, 2019 - 1 Comment
How to stop Mac typing periods automatically

The default keyboard settings on modern Mac OS versions include a shortcut for typing periods quickly. This means that hitting the spacebar twice will insert a period automatically at the end of a sentence or word. Automatically typing periods comes to the Mac from the iPhone and iPad world, and while some the period typing … Read More

How to Remove Emoji Button from Keyboard on iPhone and iPad

Mar 26, 2019 - 3 Comments
How to remove the Emoji button from iPhone or iPad keyboard

Don’t want the Emoji button on the iOS keyboard and wish it were gone? You can remove the Emoji button from the keyboard on iPhone and iPad, and by doing so you are effectively turning off Emoji in iOS so that it can’t be typed, nor can the Emoji keyboard be accessed. Disabling the Emoji … Read More

How to Access iTunes Music Library in iTunes on Mac or Windows PC

Mar 24, 2019 - 8 Comments
Accessing iTunes library in iTunes

If you open iTunes and expect to access your local music library collection, you might be perplexed when you find that a music library is not immediately visible. Instead, launching modern versions of iTunes goes directly to the iTunes Store. Some iTunes users then attempt to access their iTunes music library by selecting the ‘Music’ … Read More

How to Check AirPods Battery Life from iPhone

Mar 23, 2019 - 2 Comments
AirPods battery

Wondering what the battery level of AirPods? There are a few easy ways to check the remaining battery life of AirPods, and we’ll show you a few ways for how to quickly determine how much battery life you have left on AirPods that are synced with an iOS device.

How to Change Screen Time Password on iPhone or iPad

Mar 22, 2019 - 1 Comment
How to change the Screen Time passcode in iOS

Using Screen Time in iOS allows for time limits to be set on app usage on an iPhone or iPad, even allowing for time limits on entire app categories like social networking. Setting up Screen Time requires a passcode to be set to access the Screen Time settings, and there are certainly times where an … Read More

How to Format Emails on Mail for Mac the Easy Way

Mar 21, 2019 - 9 Comments
How to format emails on Mac Mail

Want to format your emails for some extra style and pizazz on the Mac? If you want to change the style and format of emails in Mail for Mac to customize the appearance of any email composition, forward, or reply, you’ll find there’s an optional and handy email formatting toolbar that can be made visible … Read More

How to Use AirPods with a Mac

Mar 20, 2019 - 1 Comment
How to use AirPods with Mac

AirPods are the incredibly convenient wireless headphones available from Apple that setup easily with an iPhone or iPad, but many AirPods users will likely want to use their AirPods with a Mac too. Setting up AirPods to work with a Mac is usually very simple, made especially easy if the AirPods are already configured to … Read More

How to Delete a Virtual Machine from VirtualBox

Mar 19, 2019 - 4 Comments
How to delete virtual machine from VirtualBox

Finished with a virtual machine and you want to delete it from VirtualBox? Maybe you setup a VM you no longer need, or cloned an OS VM and want to remove it, or perhaps you’re simply aiming to free up disk space by removing virtual machines from VirtualBox, whatever the reason it’s a simple process … Read More

How to Change Spotify Music Quality for Streaming on iPhone, iPad, Android

Mar 17, 2019 - 3 Comments
Spotify

Spotify defaults to automatically adjusting music quality when streaming songs. That default music quality setting is recommended for most Spotify users, but some audiophiles may like to manually adjust the streaming music quality in Spotify to be either lower or higher as desired. As you’ll see it’s fairly easy to make changes to Spotify music … Read More

How to Use Google Maps with CarPlay

Mar 16, 2019 - 2 Comments
Google Maps on CarPlay

Some CarPlay users may prefer to use Google Maps on CarPlay, instead of Apple Maps. Using Google Maps on CarPlay is simple, and you can easily replace the maps icon on a CarPlay unit with Google Maps (or even Waze) if desired. We’ll show you how to add Google Maps to CarPlay and also how … Read More

How to Turn Off Screen Time Password on iPhone or iPad

Mar 15, 2019 - 4 Comments

iPhone and iPad users relying on Screen Time can choose to turn off the Screen Time passcode on an iOS device. This makes it so that you or anyone else can override Screen Time restrictions without having to enter a passcode on the device. Note turning off the Screen Time password is completely different from … Read More

How to Change AirPods Name from iPhone or iPad

Mar 14, 2019 - 4 Comments
How to change name of AirPods

Want to change the name of your AirPods? You can quickly change AirPods name from the Settings app of the synced iPhone or iPad.

Mac Randomly Double Typing Keys or Double-Spacing Between Words? This Might Fix It

Mar 13, 2019 - 24 Comments
How to fix Mac double typing keys issue

Have you ever been typing on a Mac laptop keyboard and noticed that hitting the spacebar sometimes randomly inserts double spaces between words? Or maybe you’re typing some other letter and randomly two of that key is doubled-typed? Some MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and MacBook users have discovered this happens seemingly at random, where hitting … Read More

How to Remove Microphone Button from Keyboard on iPhone or iPad

Mar 12, 2019 - 9 Comments
How to remove the microphone button from keyboard on iPhone or iPad

As you may have noticed, a prominent microphone button is visible on the iOS keyboard for iPhone and iPad, which when tapped will use voice-to-text to dictate spoken text to the iOS device in lieu of typing. Some users may never use the microphone button, while others may accidentally tap on the mic button, in … Read More

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