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How to Disable Safari Extensions on Mac

May 10, 2017 - 3 Comments
Safari icon

You can disable third party Safari extensions on the Mac without completely uninstalling them. This can be helpful for troubleshooting purposes, various testing scenarios, and many other situations, whether you’re a developer, trying to determine if and which particular extension is causing an issue with Safari, or even maybe just giving a trial run to … Read More

Can’t Spell? Ask Siri to Spell a Word on iPhone, iPad, Mac

May 9, 2017 - 5 Comments
Ask Siri to spell a word on iPhone

Can’t remember how to spell a word? You can ask Siri to spell the word for you! That’s right, good old Siri on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad has no problem helping you spell words if you can’t think of where to begin and when autocorrect is off or otherwise failing you, is this Siri … Read More

How to Mark Addresses Outside Domains in Mail for iPhone & iPad

May 8, 2017 - 2 Comments
Use marked address email domains in iOS Mail app

Have you ever sent an email to or from an address at the wrong domain? Maybe you accidentally sent a personal email from your work account? The Mail app on iPhone and iPad includes a feature which can help you avoid that situation by marking any address outside of a specified domain as you compose … Read More

How to Clear All User Log Files on a Mac

May 6, 2017 - 5 Comments

Mac OS has an elaborate application level logging system that monitors and logs various system level and app level functionality, including app crashes, problems, and internal errors within apps. Most of this logging information is only relevant to debugging and developer usage and has little practical usage to the average Mac user, but when you … Read More

How to Show a Wi-Fi Password When Typing It on Mac

May 5, 2017 - 11 Comments
See Wi-Fi Password as typing on a Mac

While plenty of wi-fi networks use obvious passwords that aren’t complex, if you’ve ever joined a wi-fi network with a wildly complex wireless router password you know it’s easy to fumble and erroneously enter a character or two. Of course while you’re typing the password it appears as little bullet points that are indecipherable, this … Read More

How to Force Quit with Touch Bar on Mac

May 4, 2017 - 8 Comments
Force Quit on Touch Bar Macs

Ever wondered how to force quit apps using the Touch Bar Macs? While there are many different ways to force quit Mac apps that aren’t responding, perhaps the most commonly used force quit method involves the Option + Command + Escape key sequence. But that Touch Bar Escape key is software… see the potential for … Read More

How to Use YouTube Parental Controls with Restricted Mode

May 3, 2017 - 3 Comments
Strict filtering for YouTube on iPhone and iPad

YouTube has countless hours of entertainment, videos, and TV shows to keep you and your kids entertained, but there is some content on YouTube you might not want your kids or even yourself to see. YouTube offers what is basically a parental control feature called Restricted Mode, which effectively avoids most inappropriate and offensive video … Read More

How to Change the Sent From Email Address on a Mac

May 2, 2017 - 6 Comments
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Mac uses with multiple email addresses and email accounts configured in the Mail app will likely find themselves wanting to change the email address that a particular email is sent from. This is different from changing the default email account on a Mac, as this approach allows the Sent From address to be changed anytime … Read More

How to Check XProtect Version in Mac OS

May 1, 2017 - 14 Comments
Check XProtect Version on Mac

GateKeeper, MRT (Malware Removal Tool), and XProtect are all built-in features of Mac OS designed to prevent malware threats and other nefarious software from being installed or used on a Mac. These security features exist in the background and are updated with regular system software updates to Mac OS, but Apple will also push quiet … Read More

How to Save a Keynote .key as PowerPoint .pptx Presentations on Mac

Apr 29, 2017 - 7 Comments
Saving a keynote file as Powerpoint on Mac

Keynote presentations are saved as .key files by default, but because Keynote runs only on Apple system software and iCloud you can’t always open a .key presentation on PowerPoint. The simplest solution to this is to save a Keynote .key presentation as a PowerPoint .pptx presentation, which can then be opened in Microsoft Office, Google … Read More

How to SSH on Mac with the Native SSH Client

Apr 28, 2017 - 13 Comments
Using SSH on a Mac

Did you know the Mac has a native SSH client built directly into the command line? This ssh client allows for secured connections and remote logins into other machines. Unlike Windows, you won’t need a third party app to utilize SSH for connections into remote computers and devices, because ssh is built directly into Mac … Read More

How to Change Podcast Playback Speed on iPhone

Apr 27, 2017 - 3 Comments

The Podcasts app on iPhone allows users to adjust playback speed, making the podcast play faster or slower. If you’re wondering why it’d be helpful to adjust the speed of podcasts, there are several reasons; increased comprehension or understanding, speeding through uninteresting parts of a podcast, or perhaps my favorite use which is to listen … Read More

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