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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

How to Disable URL Link Previews in Messages for iOS & MacOS

Aug 2, 2018 - 2 Comments
A link placed between periods will not show a URL preview in Messages

The Messages app in newer releases of iOS and MacOS will attempt to render a small preview of any webpage URL or link that is shared within the Messages app. Usually the link preview will pull the title of the article or webpage, an image, and the domain of the URL being shared, all in … Read More

How to Check if System Integrity Protection (SIP) is Enabled on Mac

Aug 1, 2018 - 15 Comments
How to Enable SIP System Integrity Protection on Mac

System Integrity Protection (SIP) locks down certain Mac OS system folders to prevent modification, execution, and deletion of critical system-level files on the Mac, even with a root user account. While the SIP security feature is enabled by default on all modern Mac OS releases, you may find yourself in various situations where you need … Read More

How to Save Media Taken in Notes App to Photos on iPhone and iPad

Jul 31, 2018 - 3 Comments
Notes icon in iOS

The Notes app on iPhone and iPad is obviously useful for keeping notes for many purposes, and the latest versions of iOS Notes app includes a great feature that allows capturing photos and videos directly into Notes on iOS. But depending on how your Notes app settings are configured, you may find that the media … Read More

How to Start a Simple Web Server in Python 3 on Mac

Jul 30, 2018 - 1 Comment
Start simple web server in Python 3 with http.server command

If you’re a Python user you may already be familiar with the handy trick that allows you to instantly create a simple web server using an easy command string entered in the command line of Mac OS. But if you’re a Mac Python user who has installed or updated to Python 3, then you will … Read More

How to Uninstall Packages with Homebrew

Jul 29, 2018 - 3 Comments
How to uninstall with Homebrew

If you have installed Homebrew on a Mac to use as a package manager for various unix and command line utilities, you’ve probably also installed a handful of packages deemed useful to you. But what if you no longer need one, and you want to remove a particular Homebrew package? It turns out that uninstalling … Read More

How to Download All Photos & Video from Your Instagram Account

Jul 28, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to download all photos and videos from Instagram

Ever wonder how you can download all of your photos from Instagram? Now you can easily download all Instagram photos, videos, along with images and movies from your Stories, as well as direct messages pictures, data, and media, comments, profile info, and other information related to your Instagram account. Of course most people will primarily … Read More

How to Check Voicemail from Blocked Numbers on iPhone

Jul 26, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to check voicemails from blocked callers on iPhone

As you likely know, you can block phone numbers from calling an iPhone and contacting your iPhone with the Block Contact feature. But did you know that blocked numbers and blocked contacts can still leave you voicemail, and that you can check that voicemail left by blocked callers? Despite blocking a contact or phone number … Read More

How to Take Photos or Videos Directly in Notes for iPhone and iPad

Jul 25, 2018 - 5 Comments
The Notes app of iOS

The Notes app on iPhone and iPad is a great place for note taking, as well as being a great repository for storing various clips of data, sketches, lists, and much more. Another wonderful feature of the iOS Notes app is the ability to take photos or videos and embed that media directly into a … Read More

How to Find All Hosts on Network with nmap

Jul 24, 2018 - 6 Comments
How to find all hosts on network with nmap

Many advanced users often need to find and list all hosts on a network, often for IP discovery, connecting to a remote machine, or some other system administration or network admin purpose. One of the easiest ways to find all hosts and the host IP addresses on a network is by using the nmap command … Read More

How to Set an Animated GIF as Screen Saver on Mac OS

Jul 23, 2018 - 5 Comments
Use an animated GIF as screen saver on Mac

Have you ever wished you could have an animated GIF as the screen saver on a Mac? Well there’s no reason to wish, because an animated GIF screen saver can be a Mac reality, with no rubbing of genie bottles needed. Using an animated GIF as a screen saver is a bit goofy and probably … Read More

How to Fix iPhone Black Screen Issues

Jul 22, 2018 - 2 Comments
iPhone black screen

Some iPhone users may run into a problem where the iPhone screen goes black, and then the iPhone screen seemingly stays stuck on black. A black iPhone screen can be caused by a variety of different things, but the good news is that usually a blacking out screen is pretty straight forward to fix and … Read More

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