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Switch Word Casing to ALL CAPS & Capitalize Words with QuickType in iOS

Mar 15, 2015 - 6 Comments
Change word casing in iOS quickly

The shift and caps lock key in iOS can be toggled at will to either capitalize a word or to type out something in ALL CAPS, but using the new Quick Type keyboard, you can switch casing of existing words very easily. This works really well on the iPhone and iPad, and once you learn … Read More

A Fast Way to Buy iTunes & App Store Gift Cards with Siri

Mar 13, 2015 - 7 Comments
Buy iTunes Gift Card from Siri

Want to quickly make an iTunes Gift Card purchase? Just ask Siri. Yes, really. Siri, our very own personal assistant that lives on modern iPhones and iPads, can assist in the purchase of gift cards from the iTunes Store and App Stores, and even the Apple Store itself, at least kind of (more on that … Read More

iOS Beta Testing Program Available to Many iPhone & iPad Users

Mar 12, 2015 - 9 Comments
iOS 8.3 beta install

Apple has launched a new iOS Beta Testing Program for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. Much like the beta test program for OS X Yosemite, this allows users who opt to participate in the software testing program to receive beta versions of iOS system software before they are released to the wider public.

Change the Green Button Maximize Behavior in OS X Yosemite with BetterTouchTool

Mar 11, 2015 - 23 Comments
BetterTouchTool preferences for changing green button behavior in OS X

The Green Button in OS X window bars used to maximize windows to fit the Mac screen, but since OS X Yosemite the Green Button now sends windows or apps into full screen mode by default. This can be modified one-off by Option+Clicking the maximize button, but a better solution for some users is to … Read More

How to Change the Root User Account Password in OS X

Mar 8, 2015 - 5 Comments
Login as root user in Mac OS X

Some advanced Mac users require having the root user enabled in OS X for administrative or troubleshooting purposes. While many will keep the root user account password the same as their general administrator password, this is not always recommended for some situations, and thus these Mac users may wish to change the root user account … Read More

How to Bypass a FileVault Password On a Per Boot Basis with OS X

Mar 6, 2015 - 7 Comments
Lock a Mac Screen

Using FileVault full disk encryption is one of the better ways to protect your Mac and personal documents from prying eyes and password resets, but if you’re troubleshooting a Mac with FileVault, either your own or someone else’s, it’s kind of annoying to have another layer of passwords necessary to enter before you’ll be able … Read More

Type the Apple Logo Icon on iPhone or iPad with Keyboard Shortcuts

Mar 5, 2015 - 18 Comments
The Apple Logo icon

The Apple logo is iconic and used frequently by fans, but if you’re looking to type the Apple logo () on an iPhone or iPad you won’t find it in the standard keyboard options or special characters. Indeed, for the time being anyway, the Apple logo does not have an easily accessible character option in … Read More

How to Force Reboot an iPhone & iPad

Mar 3, 2015 - 11 Comments
How to Force Reboot an iPhone

Rarely, an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch will become completely unresponsive and errant, leading to what amounts to a frozen device that just won’t do anything. The most obvious indicator of this is when something on screen just cease up completely and the touch screen becomes unresponsive to all input, and clicking on any of … Read More

Audio & Sound Not Working in OS X Yosemite? It’s an Easy Fix

Mar 1, 2015 - 19 Comments
Fix no audio output on a Mac

A few Mac users that update to OS X Yosemite discover their sound and audio output has ceased to work, leading to a completely mute Mac that does not respond to the volume keys. Fortunately, the mysterious missing sound output issue is incredibly simple to fix, and there is nothing actually wrong with the Mac.

Instantly Add Item to the Mac Dock with a Keyboard Shortcut

Feb 28, 2015 - 7 Comments
Add to the Dock keyboard shortcut in OS X

Just about all Mac users know that you can add items to the Dock of OS X by dragging and dropping things into it, but another option, which may even be faster for some users, is to use a keyboard shortcut. With a quick keystroke, you can instantly add any item from the file system … Read More

Simple Tips to Improve Battery Life for Macs with OS X Yosemite

Feb 27, 2015 - 23 Comments
Battery life in OS X Yosemite

Some Mac users have noted that MacBook Air and MacBook Pro battery life has taken a downturn with their Macs running OS X Yosemite. While this doesn’t impact all users, and much of the perception of diminished battery is likely due to usage and various features, there are some easy settings changes that users can … Read More

Can’t Open a Specific File in OS X? Search the Mac App Store Quickly to Find an App That Can

Feb 25, 2015 - 1 Comment
Find apps to open unknown files in Mac App Store of OS X

If you’ve ever come across a file that you can’t open on your Mac, or perhaps that doesn’t open as you may expect it to in a particular OS X app, maybe rendering poorly or like a bunch of gibberish after forcing it, this quick trick can help find a more appropriate application to open … Read More

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