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How to Install MacOS Catalina Beta on APFS Volume to Dual Boot with Mojave

Jul 25, 2019 - 4 Comments
How to dual boot MacOS Catalina and Mojave

If you want to run MacOS Catalina Beta alongside macOS Mojave or macOS High Sierra, you can do so by adding a new APFS volume to the Mac if that Macs hard drive is formatted as APFS. This effectively creates a dual boot scenario for MacOS Catalina 10.15 and Mojave 10.14.x (or High Sierra), and … Read More

How to Disable Camera Access for Apps on iPhone & iPad

Jul 24, 2019 - 2 Comments

Want to disable Camera access for an app on iPhone or iPad? At any time, you can easily revoke camera access for any application on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. By turning off camera access for an app, that app will no longer be able to use either the front or rear cameras on … Read More

How to Add a Volume to APFS Container in Mac OS

Jul 23, 2019 - 3 Comments

For Macs using the APFS file system, you can add a new volume to an existing APFS container by using Disk Utility in MacOS. APFS is somewhat unique in that it allocates disk space on demand, meaning a containers free disk space is shared (compared to HFS+ or FAT where disk space is partitioned into … Read More

How to Mark Email as Unread on Mac

Jul 21, 2019 - 10 Comments
Marking an email as unread with keyboard shortcut on Mac Mail app

Wondering how to mark an email as unread in the Mac Mail app? Maybe you want to mark an email as read in Mail for Mac? If so, you may have noticed there’s no easy “Mark as Read” or “Mark as Unread” buttons in Mail for Mac, but that doesn’t mean you can’t change emails … Read More

How to Delete Microsoft AutoUpdate from Mac

Jul 20, 2019 - 9 Comments
Delete Microsoft AutoUpdate from Mac

Want to delete Microsoft AutoUpdate from a Mac? Perhaps you uninstalled Microsoft Office or some other Microsoft applications from the Mac and thus have no further need for Microsoft applications to automatically update themselves. In any case, you can remove the Microsoft AutoUpdate application from Mac OS.

How to Set an Alarm on Apple Watch

Jul 19, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to set an alarm on Apple Watch

Want to use your Apple Watch as an alarm clock? Whether you wear your Apple Watch to bed, or use it in nightstand clock mode, you can set your Apple Watch to function as an alarm clock. There are a few different ways to add alarms to Apple Watch, we’ll show you various methods to … Read More

How to Delete a Single File from Trash on Mac

Jul 18, 2019 - 4 Comments
Confirm to delete immediately specific file from Trash on Mac

If you have a ton of files in the Mac Trash can but don’t want to empty the entire trash for whatever reason, you can use a handy feature to delete specific files or single folders from the Trash. This allows you to selectively target and delete individual items that are in the Mac Trash … Read More

How to Add AppleCare+ Warranty to iPad or iPhone

Jul 14, 2019 - 1 Comment
How to Add AppleCare Warranty to iPhone or iPad

AppleCare Plus is an extended warranty program available for iPad and iPhone. If you have recently bought an iPhone or iPad, you can add AppleCare+ within 60 days of that devices purchase. AppleCare+ Plus will provide 24 months of tech support, repair, and replacement coverage for an iPad or iPhone, along with major components that … Read More

How to Find iPad Model Name & Model Number

Jul 13, 2019 - 13 Comments
iPad

Need to find the model name and model number of an iPad? Many iPad tablets visually look the same or similar, so you can’t always tell which iPad model a device is simply by looking at it. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to quickly find the iPad product name and iPad model number. We’ll show … Read More

How to Request Mobile Site After Requesting Desktop Site in Safari on iPhone

Jul 12, 2019 - 5 Comments
Switch Desktop Site to Mobile Site in Safari on iPhone

Wondering how to switch back to a mobile site after requesting a desktop site in Safari for iPhone? You may have noticed there’s not a “Request Mobile Site” option in Safari on iPhone and iPod touch, but changing back to the mobile version of a desktop site is quite simple on iPhone with Safari as … Read More

How to Stop Apps from Using Camera on Mac

Jul 11, 2019 - 10 Comments
Prevent App Camera Access on Mac

Want to prevent a Mac app from using the camera on your computer? MacOS makes it easy to manually control and manage which apps can access the front-facing camera on a Mac. Being able to manually control which apps access the camera on a Mac can be helpful for privacy and security purposes, and perhaps … Read More

How to Archive an iTunes Backup of iPhone or iPad

Jul 10, 2019 - 2 Comments
How to archive iTunes backups

Need to archive an iTunes backup of an iPhone or iPad for safe-keeping? Creating an archived backup in iTunes is helpful because it allows you to preserve a specific device backup while still allowing for backing up to iTunes on Mac or PC, without those new backups overwriting the archived backup. Creating routine backups of … Read More

How to Save Webpage as PDF from Mac in Safari

Jul 9, 2019 - 8 Comments
Save webpage as PDF on Mac with Safari

Need to save a webpage as a PDF file on a Mac? Safari on the Mac makes saving webpages as a PDF very easy. Exporting a webpage in PDF format is useful for many purposes, whether you want to access an offline version of a webpage or article, to transmit information on a webpage as … Read More

How to Download an Original PDF Document from DocumentCloud

Jul 7, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to download original document from DocumentCloud

Find a document on DocumentCloud that you want to download and keep locally as a PDF? It’s pretty easy, we’ll show you how to do it.

How to Record Time Lapse Video on iPad

Jul 6, 2019 - 5 Comments
How to record Time Lapse Video with iPad Camera

The iPad Camera has the ability to record beautiful time-lapse videos. Time-lapse offers a fun way to record activities and events over time, for example it can be a fun way to record a video of a fireworks show, a busy road, clouds moving in the sky, the change in colors of a sunrise or … Read More

How to Watch MKV Video on iPad from Files App

Jul 5, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Watching an MKV video on iPad from Files app

Want to watch MKV videos stored in the Files app on an iPad? You can do that easily once you learn how. This makes it simple to keep locally stored MKV movies on iPad within the Files app to be able to watch directly on the device.

How to Adjust Mac Fan Speed Manually with Macs Fan Control

Jul 3, 2019 - 13 Comments
Manually control Mac fans with Mac Fan Control

Advanced Mac users may wish to occasionally manually control their Macs fan speed, along with monitoring the active fan speed and keeping an eye on the various internal temperature gauges of their Mac. This can be helpful for performance reasons, but also for some troubleshooting situations, or even if you want to attempt some drastic … Read More

16 Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts for Pages on iPad

Jul 1, 2019 - 2 Comments
Pages for iPad keyboard shortcuts

If you use Pages app with iPad and a physical keyboard, you’ll likely appreciate knowing a variety of handy keyboard shortcuts to perform many tasks within the Pages word processing app of iOS. To be able to use these keyboard shortcuts in Pages for iPad, you must have an external keyboard connected to the device, … Read More

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