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How to Convert HEIC to JPG on Mac Easily with Preview

Nov 22, 2019 - 8 Comments
How to convert HEIC to JPEG on Mac with Preview

You may occasionally need to convert an HEIC file to JPEG on the Mac, perhaps because someone sent you an iPhone picture in the HEIF / HEIC file format, for compatibility purposes, or for any other reason. This article will show you how to concert an HEIC file to JPEG file on the Mac using … Read More

How to Delete Siri & Dictation History on Mac and Opt-Out of Audio Recording Storage

Nov 21, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to delete Siri data and audio recordings from Mac

Want to delete and erase all Siri and Dictation history associated with a Mac from Apple servers? Additionally, can opt out of future audio storage and review of Siri recordings from a Mac. You can do both of these with the latest MacOS system software release, and this article will show you how.

How to Passcode Lock an App with Screen Time on iPhone & iPad

Nov 19, 2019 - 3 Comments
App time limit

Have you ever wanted to put a passcode lock on an iPhone or iPad app? If you want to prevent people from having access to specific apps, even if they have access to your iPhone or iPad and know that devices lock screen passcode, you’d need an app passcode. The problem is that iOS and … Read More

How to Take a Screenshot on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

Nov 17, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to screenshot iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

Wondering how to take screenshots on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max? Many users who have upgraded older iPhones to the latest iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro model series may be wondering how to take screenshots on their new iPhones, which has changed on the newer devices compared to what … Read More

How to Connect Xbox One Controller to ‌Apple TV‌

Nov 16, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Xbox One controller on Apple TV

Want to use a wireless Xbox controller with Apple TV? The Xbox One controllers are great for gaming, and so if you play games or Apple Arcade on Apple TV you might be interested in connecting a wireless Xbox controller to Apple TV to improve the experience.

How to Enable AirPods Pro Noise Cancellation & Transparency Modes

Nov 15, 2019 - 1 Comment
AirPods Pro noise cancellation and transparency features

Apples AirPods Pro are the first AirPods to offer both Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and Transparency mode. Both of them are useful in different situations and you’ll probably want to make good use of them. Here, we’ll discuss these features a bit, and we’ll show you how to quickly and easily switch between both noise … Read More

How to Disable Siri Audio Recording Storage & Collection on iPhone & iPad

Nov 14, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to Disable Siri Audio Recording Storage & Collection

You can adjust privacy settings on iPhone and iPad to stop Apple from storing, collecting, and reviewing audio recordings from your device and Siri usage. This is a new optional privacy feature that some iPhone and iPad users may be interested in, particularly if they don’t like the idea of their audio recordings from Siri … Read More

How to Disable / Enable Always On Display for Apple Watch

Nov 12, 2019 - 2 Comments
How to enable or disable Always On Apple Watch display

The latest Apple Watch models have a fantastic ‘always on’ display that lets you easily see the time without waking the devices screen with a lift or tap. The Apple Watch always-on display is excellent, but some users may notice that having the screen on all the time can lead to a reduction in battery … Read More

How to Delete Siri Audio History on iPhone & iPad

Nov 11, 2019 - 5 Comments
How to delete Siri audio history on iPhone and iPad

Many Siri interactions and requests submit anonymized audio recordings to Apple servers in order to process, review, and to ascertain for accuracy and quality. For example, if you ask Siri on iPhone for the weather, that request may be recorded as audio and processed on Apple servers. While this data is anonymized from an Apple … Read More

How to Connect Xbox One Controller to iPhone or iPad

Nov 10, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Fortnite on iPad Pro

You can now use an Xbox One controller with iPhone or iPad for gaming. We’ve been able to use some select Bluetooth game controllers with iPads and iPhone for years, but for many gamers they don’t have the same feel as a classic gaming controller, like the Xbox One offers. It’s just hard to compete … Read More

How to Fix iPhone 5 Not Working Recently with Internet, Calls, Data, GPS

Nov 9, 2019 - 5 Comments
How to fix iPhone 5 not working internet, calls, GPS

If you have an iPhone 5 that is now experiencing cellular data problems with failure to connect to the internet, wireless not working, and even the inability to make phone calls consistently, the phone may be experiencing the GPS date & time bug discussed here which began to impact iPhone 5 internet functionality on Sunday … Read More

How to Install MacOS Catalina on Unsupported Macs

Nov 8, 2019 - 31 Comments
How to install MacOS Catalina on unsupported Macs with DosDude tool

Want to run MacOS Catalina 10.15 on a Mac, but that computer isn’t on the official list of Catalina supported Macs? Then you may be interested in a third party tool that allows advanced uses to patch the MacOS Catalina installer so that it works on otherwise unsupported Macs.

iPhone 11 Won’t Connect to iTunes on Mac? Here’s the Fix

Nov 6, 2019 - 2 Comments
Fix iPhone 11 not syncing or showing in iTunes

Some iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max users have discovered that iTunes does not recognize the new iPhone connected to a Mac. Instead, launching iTunes with iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro connected via USB cable does nothing, and the iPhone does not show up in iTunes, it does not sync, … Read More

How to Test That AirPods Pro Fit Your Ears Properly

Nov 5, 2019 - 7 Comments
AirPods Pro fit test

Apple’s AirPods Pro are the first AirPods that fit into your ear canal, rather than just sitting in the outside of your ear. That means that they can create a much better seal, resulting in better sound quality, and a better overall experience. But for all that to work properly you need to make sure … Read More

How to Connect to SMB Shares from iPhone & iPad with Files App

Nov 4, 2019 - 7 Comments
Enter an address and tap connect

Have you ever wished you could connect to an SMB share from an iPhone or iPad? If you work with file servers, be it for work or pleasure, you’ll be excited to learn that connecting to SMB shares and servers is now possible directly from the Files app of iPhone or iPad. This is just … Read More

How to Pair AirPods Pro with iPhone or iPad

Nov 3, 2019 - Leave a Comment
AirPods Pro connection screen

Apple’s AirPods Pro are fantastic headphones, whether for listening to podcasts and audiobooks, making phone calls, and of course they offer a great way to listen to music when you don’t want to have to wear massive headphones. They’re also a wonderful way of making sure that the outside world doesn’t intrude on your listening … Read More

iPhone Personal Hotspot Not Working? Try These Fixes to Troubleshoot

Nov 2, 2019 - 9 Comments
Turning on iPhone personal hotspot

Is iPhone Personal Hotspot not working for you? If you’re trying to use Personal Hotspot or connect to iPhone Personal Hotspot from another Mac, PC, or device and you find the wi-fi sharing feature is not working, it can be understandably frustrating as many users rely on this feature for internet service on the go, … Read More

How to Invert Screen Colors on iPhone & iPad

Nov 1, 2019 - 1 Comment
How to invert screen on iPhone or iPad

Want to invert the screen of iPhone or iPad? You can invert the screen colors of iPhone or iPad easily through an Accessibility option. This can be very helpful to many users for various purposes, whether for reviewing things on the display in dim ambient lighting, due to some color blindness or other visual difficulties, … Read More

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