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How to Stop Photos Copying Images & Creating Duplicate Files in Mac OS X

Apr 21, 2015 - 27 Comments
Disable Photos App Importing feature to stop copying images to Photos Library in OS X

Photos app is a great app to manage and browse large collections of pictures on a Mac, but some users prefer to manually sort their pictures using the file system of OS X, which means that if you add those pictures into Photos app they will be copied into the Photos library. That’s the intended … Read More

Make Console Easier to Read in OS X with PID, Icons, & Bold View Options

Apr 20, 2015 - 4 Comments
Improved Console app view in Mac OS X

By default, the OS X Console app view is quite simple, displaying events and logs in nothing but plain text, which makes it not very different from viewing system logs from the command line on a Mac. There’s nothing wrong with that, but if you’re a Mac user who spends a fair amount of time … Read More

Disconnect from Wi-Fi Network in Mac OS X Without Turning Off Wireless

Apr 19, 2015 - 3 Comments
Disconnect from a Wi-Fi network in Mac OS X quickly

Mac users can quickly disconnect from a wi-fi network by using the wireless menu in OS X. This simple task is incredibly useful for managing and juggling multiple networks, whether for something as simple as using iPhone Wi-Fi Hotspot or even a more advanced task like packet sniffing. It’s important to note disconnecting is not … Read More

How to Stop Suggested Apps Appearing on Lock Screen of iPhone

Apr 18, 2015 - 5 Comments
Suggested app on the lock screen of iPhone

New versions of iOS offer an interesting featured called Suggested Apps, which uses your current location to recommend or suggest an app to use or download based on where you are and what you may be doing. For example, if you walk into a Starbucks, the Starbucks app could be recommended on the lock screen … Read More

How to Move an iPhoto Library into Photos for Mac

Apr 17, 2015 - 35 Comments
Photos app icon in Mac OS X

Mac users coming from iPhoto may wish to move an iPhoto Library to the new Photos app. While importing is an option when first setting up the Photos app in OS X, many users many have skipped the initial setup screens and missed that opportunity to import pictures and images into Photos from apps like … Read More

Fix Abnormally Slow Folder Opening & Folder Populating in OS X 10.10.3

Apr 17, 2015 - 22 Comments
Remove CloudKit metadata to fix sluggish Finder behavior in OS X 10.10.3

Some Mac users have experienced a variety of performance issues with OS X Yosemite, ranging from a sluggish and problematic Finder, to WindowServer going crazy pegging the processor, to assorted wi-fi difficulties. While OS X 10.10.3 has helped address some of the trouble, another issue appears to have popped up for a select group of … Read More

How to Play a Power Charging Sound Effect in OS X When a MacBook is Plugged in (Like iOS)

Apr 15, 2015 - 33 Comments
macbook-battery

When you connect a power source to an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or MacBook, a familiar charging chime sound will trigger from the device, indicating that a cable is attached and the device is getting power. If you like hearing that auditory confirmation that a device is getting power, you can add the exact same … Read More

How to Change the Default Apple Pay Credit Card on iPhone

Apr 15, 2015 - 1 Comment
Apple Pay

Apple Pay will default to using the first credit card or credit card added to an iPhone for purchases, even if you have added multiple cards. Your first card may not be the account you want to default charges to however, thus some users may wish to change the default card in Apple Pay.

How to Access & Use Different Emoji Skin Tones on Mac

Apr 14, 2015 - 12 Comments
Diverse skin tone emoji in Mac OS X

Now that many of our Emoji characters have various skin tones in iOS and OS X, you may want to access and use the new diverse emoji icon set on the Mac. This is quite simple, but do note that not all Emoji have the diverse skin and hair color options.

How to Create a New Photo Library in Photos App for Mac

Apr 13, 2015 - 20 Comments
Photos app icon in Mac OS X

The Mac Photos app allows for the creation of entirely new photo libraries, which means it’s easy to make a separate photo library if you want to keep some pictures outside of a primary image collection. This can be helpful for many reasons, whether to differentiate a personal photo library from a work picture library, … Read More

Use the Camera Self Timer on iPhone & iPad for Better Group Photos or Selfies

Apr 12, 2015 - 6 Comments
Use iPhone Self Timer by selecting the timer option in Camera app

The iPhone Camera app includes a self timer function, a great feature for any camera that allows you to set a countdown timer before a picture is snapped. There’s many uses for the timer function, but it often allows for the photographer or camera owner to be in the picture frame as well, rather than … Read More

Lose the Cartoon Yellow People Emoji! How to Access Diverse Emoji Icons in iOS

Apr 11, 2015 - 18 Comments
The Emoji skin tone variation explainer for iOS

Apple has changed the Emoji characters in iOS and OS X to include many new diverse emoji variations. In the process of diversifying our Emoji keyboards, Apple also turned most of the default people emoji icons into curious looking yellow characters, which look a bit like LEGO characters meet The Simpsons. But once you understand … Read More

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