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How to List Every Terminal Command on Mac OS

Feb 6, 2017 - 19 Comments
Showing all terminal commands on Mac

Have you ever wanted to know what every single possible terminal command was on a Mac? You can list every terminal command available by turning to the command line. What you’ll see is a significant list of terminal commands with over 1400 possible commands to investigate and use, many of which are either helpful or … Read More

How to Copy & Paste on iPad

Feb 5, 2017 - 9 Comments
iPad cut copy and paste commands with Smart Keyboard

Using copy and paste on iPad is easy, and much like copying and pasting on a desktop computer or Mac, you can copy just about anything to the iPad clipboard and paste it just about anywhere that will accept input. Whether you want to copy and paste a text clip, a photo or picture, video, … Read More

Play Videos Embedded in Messages for Mac and iOS

Feb 3, 2017 - 2 Comments
Play embedded video messages

Embedded video playing in Messages is one of the more subtly helpful and interesting features available on modern versions of iOS and Mac OS. Essentially what this means is that when you or someone else sends a video link through the Messages app, say a YouTube or Vimeo link, the thumbnail of the video that … Read More

How to Sort ls Command by Date

Feb 2, 2017 - 2 Comments
ls sort command output by date and time

The ‘ls’ command lists all files and folders in a directory at the command line, but by default ls returns a list in alphabetical order. With a simple command flag, you can have ls sort by date instead, showing the most recently modified items at the top of the ls command results. This trick applies … Read More

How to Verify Time Machine Backups

Feb 1, 2017 - 30 Comments
Verify Time Machine backups on Mac

Some Mac users may wish to verify the integrity of their Time Machine backups before using a snapshot or backup to restore a Mac using Time Machine. This verification offers a simple way to know if the Time Machine backup data stored on an server or Time Capsule has been modified or corrupted, and can … Read More

How to Delete Movies from TV App on iPhone or iPad

Feb 1, 2017 - 13 Comments
How to delete a movie from the TV app in iOS

The latest versions of iOS replaced the longstanding “Videos” app with a new app called “TV” that includes an all new interface to manage movies and videos downloaded to an iPhone or iPad. While the old Videos app made it simple to delete and remove movies from the iPhone or iPad, the new TV app … Read More

How to Reset a macOS Sierra Password

Jan 31, 2017 - 24 Comments
Resetting a macOS Sierra password

Need to reset the password on macOS Sierra? Maybe you forgot your primary admin user account password or maybe you’re working on someone elses Mac and you need to gain access to it. We’ll show you the easiest way to reset the password on a macOS Sierra based computer.

How to Change a Live Photo to Still on Mac Photos

Jan 30, 2017 - 3 Comments

If you use the Mac Photos app for managing your pictures and you have a modern iPhone, you’ll likely have some (or many) Live Photos stored in your photo library. You can easily change any Live Photo on the Mac from the video picture form back into a still photo, and it’s fairly easy as … Read More

How to cURL POST from the Command Line

Jan 30, 2017 - 4 Comments

Curl is the powerful command line utility that allows you to transfer data to or from a server or URL. One common function used by developers is to make a POST request with curl, which is what we’re going to cover here.

How to Send Read Receipts to Specific Contact in Messages for Mac

Jan 29, 2017 - 1 Comment
Send read receipts to specific contact in Mac Messages

Read Receipts in iMessage allow the sender of a message to know when a recipient has received it, and both the Mac OS and iOS Messages apps support this feature when communicating with other iMessage users. But many Mac users don’t want to send Read Receipts to everyone, and with the latest versions of Mac … Read More

How to Add Music to Instagram Stories

Jan 28, 2017 - 1 Comment
Add music to your Instagaram stories

Want to add some music to your Instagram story? Using a fancy little trick, you can easily play a song and have that song recorded as a background soundtrack for an Instagram Story video that you post to the social network.

How to Unlock Mac with Apple Watch

Jan 27, 2017 - 14 Comments
Unlock Mac with Apple Watch

Mac users with an Apple Watch can unlock their Mac by simply wearing their watch, thereby bypassing the need to enter a password at the boot and login screens. This great feature makes logging onto and unlocking a Mac remarkably easy and quite fast for Apple Watch wearers, but you’ll have to enable it first.

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