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iOS 12 Supported Devices List

Jun 5, 2018 - 2 Comments
iOS 12 Compatible Devices list

Now that Apple has unveiled iOS 12, the question many people have on their mind is whether or not their current iPhone or iPad will be compatible with the iOS 12 operating system. The good news is that if your iPhone or iPad is even reasonably new, then it will likely support iOS 12. Read … Read More

MacOS Mojave Compatible Macs List

Jun 5, 2018 - 27 Comments
MacOS Mojave compatible Macs list

MacOS Mojave is the freshly announced next major release of Mac OS system software, complete with a gorgeous Dark Mode appearance and a variety of other great features set to improve the Mac experience. The excitement of a new macOS release leads every Macintosh user to the same common question… will my Mac run macOS … Read More

The Default Screen Saver Locations on Mac OS

Jun 3, 2018 - 2 Comments
Default screen saver location in Mac OS

The Mac has two general directories where screen savers are stored, one at the user level and for each user account, and one at the system level which stores all the default screen savers included on a Mac. Knowing where the screen saver directories are located can be useful for various reasons, whether for installing … Read More

How to Enable Messages in iCloud on Mac

Jun 2, 2018 - 31 Comments
Messages in iCloud on Mac

Messages in iCloud is now available for Mac users who are running the latest versions of Mac OS system software. The Messages in iCloud feature allows Messages to be updated automatically on all devices using the same Apple ID by syncing all iMessages through iCloud. Essentially that means Messages are now syncing through iCloud, so … Read More

How to Check SMART Status on Mac Hard Drives

May 31, 2018 - 18 Comments
How to check SMART status of Mac hard disk drives

Mac users can easily check the SMART status of their hard drives and internal disk storage by using Disk Utility in Mac OS, offering a simple way to see if the disk hardware itself is in good health or is experiencing a hardware issue. This article will walk you through how to check SMART status … Read More

How to Enable Messages in iCloud on iPhone or iPad

May 30, 2018 - 24 Comments
How to enable Messages in iCloud

iMessages in iCloud is a feature of the Messages app which lets you sync all iMessages through iCloud to other devices using the same Apple ID, offering some other nice benefits in that process. You may have thought that was already how iMessage worked on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, but it turns out that’s … Read More

How to Find UV Index of Location on iPhone

May 28, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Open the Weather app for a location

Want to know what the UV index is of your current location, or somewhere else? Your iPhone can tell you the UV Index of anywhere, and you don’t even need any additional apps. All you need to use is the default Weather app for iPhone, and with that you can check the UV Index of … Read More

How to Set an Automatic Vacation Responder in Gmail

May 27, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to set an automatic vacation responder Out Of Office reply email in Gmail

If you’re a Gmail user and you’re going to be away from email, on vacation, or out of the office for a while, you may want to set an automatic email responder message directly through Gmail. Auto-Responders, “Out of Office” responders, and Vacation Responders work much like the names imply; when they’re enabled and someone … Read More

How to Look Inside Airports with Apple Maps on iPhone and iPad to Plan Ahead When Traveling

May 26, 2018 - 21 Comments

Airports can be hectic, and just about every traveler knows the stress of visiting an airport they have never been to before and trying to quickly navigate the maze of terminals to find their gate so that they can board a plane on time. A great trick that can ease the stress of travel and … Read More

How to Snap Portrait Mode-Style Photos on Any iPhone with Focus Mode for Instagram

May 25, 2018 - 1 Comment
Instagram icon

Using Portrait Mode to achieve a depth effect on photos may be limited to certain iPhone models with dual-camera lenses, but a variety of third party apps are bringing similar portrait mode photography features to all other iPhones too. Instagram is one of them, with a “Focus” feature that captures pictures using a similar depth … Read More

How to Fix “Command Not Found” Errors in Mac Command Line

May 24, 2018 - 1 Comment
Fix command not found error messages in Terminal for Mac

Advanced Mac users that utilize the command line may occasionally encounter a “command not found” error message when attempting to run something in the command line. The “command not found” error in the Terminal can surface for several reasons in the command line of MacOS and Mac OS X, as we’ll discuss here, and of … Read More

iTunes Library XML File Missing? Here’s How to Create One

May 23, 2018 - 2 Comments
How to set iTunes to create iTunes Library XML file

The latest versions of iTunes no longer default to creating an iTunes Library XML file, which was an iTunes file that allowed various other apps to interact easily with an iTunes library, and could also serve as a basis for rebuilding an iTunes library if that were ever needed. Despite “iTunes Music Library.xml” files no … Read More

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