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How to Turn Off Keyboard Backlighting Automatically from Inactivity on Mac

Dec 1, 2018 - 4 Comments
MacBook Keyboard backlighting

If you’d like the keyboard backlighting on a MacBook Pro or Air to turn itself off after the Mac laptop has been inactive for a determined amount of time, you can toggle a system setting to allow for that. This setting is aimed at specifically the keyboard backlighting, independent of what’s going on with the … Read More

How to Check Size of App Updates in the Mac App Store

Nov 30, 2018 - 3 Comments
Use the App Store

Want to see the size of an app update that is available in the Mac App Store? Some Mac users may be interested in knowing the size of an available app software update before starting to download or install the app update, but the App Store in MacOS Mojave doesn’t openly display the size of … Read More

How to Find a Lost iPhone with Siri

Nov 29, 2018 - 16 Comments
Find a Lost iPhone with Siri

Have you ever lost an iPhone somewhere in a house, office, or car, and can’t quite find it? Trying to locate a misplaced iPhone can be frustrating, but if you have another iOS device, Apple Watch, or Mac nearby then you can use Siri to help find a lost iPhone. With this great trick, you’ll … Read More

How to Turn Off Memories Alerts on iPhone & iPad

Nov 28, 2018 - 5 Comments
Disable the You have a new memory Photos alert on iPhone or iPad

Your iPhone or iPad may randomly display a Photos alert that says “You have a new memory – On this day (date)” right on the iOS devices lock screen. While some people may be thrilled with having the iOS Photos app resurfacing random photos from the past, other iOS users may be less than enthusiastic … Read More

How to Tag Files or Folders in MacOS

Nov 27, 2018 - 9 Comments
How to tag files in Mac OS

Tags allow you to organize, prioritize, arrange, and label any files or folders on the Mac. After a file is tagged in the Mac Finder, that file will be marked by the color-coded tag and its associated label, and you can then reference and access those tagged files by whatever assigned tag. You can even … Read More

How to Connect Bluetooth Speakers to iPhone or iPad

Nov 26, 2018 - 6 Comments
Connect a Bluetooth speaker to iPhone or iPad

Many iPhone and iPad users may wish to connect their device to a Bluetooth speaker, particularly since Bluetooth speakers are becoming increasingly ubiquitous in the world, and the AUX jack / headphone port is no longer included on new iOS devices. Apple seems to be nudging us into the wireless world, and Bluetooth speakers are … Read More

Run MacOS Mojave on Hackintosh Intel PCs with Unibeast

Nov 25, 2018 - 9 Comments
Unibeast Hackintosh for macOS Mojave

If you’re a Hackintosh PC user, you may appreciate knowing that Unibeast now allows you to install and run MacOS Mojave on supported Intel PC hardware. Like all else involved in the Hackintosh process, this is for advanced users, as unofficially installing MacOS system software onto select supported generic Intel PC hardware is not necessarily … Read More

How to Fix “Unlock iPhone to Use Accessories” USB Message

Nov 21, 2018 - 8 Comments
How to disable USB accessory unlock iPhone message

If you have connected an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a USB accessory, or even a Mac or PC lately, you may have seen an “USB Accessory – Unlock iPhone to use accessories” message appear on the screen (or “Unlock iPad to use accessories” for iPad of course). This message appears on screen due … Read More

How to Get Air Quality Info on iPhone with Weather

Nov 20, 2018 - 17 Comments
Get Air Quality info on iPhone

The iPhone Weather app can offer information about the air quality at specific locations, including an Air Quality summary and an Air Quality Index score rating. Getting air quality details is helpful information for obvious reasons, whether you’re curious about your current location or a destination you intend on visiting or traveling to, but the … Read More

How to Troubleshoot & Fix MacOS Mojave Wi-Fi Issues

Nov 19, 2018 - 14 Comments
Troubleshooting wi-fi problems in macOS Mojave

Have you been experiencing wi-fi problems since installing MacOS Mojave 10.14 on a Mac? While MacOS Mojave works great for most Mac users with compatible Macs (and even for many Macs that are unofficially able to run Mojave), a small number of MacOS Mojave users have discovered that wireless networking is having difficulties for them. … Read More

How to Take Screenshots on New iPad Pro

Nov 18, 2018 - 7 Comments
How to take screenshots on iPad Pro without Home button

Want to take a screen shot on the new iPad Pro? Given that the latest iPad Pro models no longer have a Home button, the old method of taking screenshots for iPad no longer works, as there is simply no Home button to press for snapping the screenshot on iPad Pro. Thus if you’re wondering … Read More

Fix Empty iPhone Voicemail with “Password and Greeting” Error

Nov 17, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Fix voicemail password and greeting error on iPhone

Visual Voicemail on iPhone makes checking voicemail super easy, whether it’s just quickly listening to a voicemail message or reading voicemail transcripts, so it’s understandably frustrating if you discover that voicemail is suddenly not working on the iPhone. One peculiar voicemail issue on iPhone can be where there are numerical indicators showing new voicemail messages, … Read More

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