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How to Migrate Everything from an Old iPhone to iPhone 6

Sep 19, 2014 - 6 Comments
Migrate your old iPhone to new iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now in the wild, so whether you got yours from an Apple Store, retailer, or a UPS delivery truck, you’re probably looking to move everything from your old phone to the shiny new one. That means all of your apps, pictures, movies, settings, and customizations that are … Read More

Reply to Messages Quicker Than Ever with iOS 8 Interactive Notifications

Sep 18, 2014 - 10 Comments
Reply to Messages from the Notification of iOS

If you’re tired of opening the Messages app just to send a quick reply to an incoming text message, you’ll be thrilled to discover the new Interactive Notifications feature brought to iOS with version 8. This means you can respond to a Message without stopping what you’re currently doing and without leaving the currently active … Read More

iOS 8 “Update Cannot be Installed Because it Requires GB of Storage”? Here’s How To Install It Anyway

Sep 17, 2014 - 26 Comments
iOS 8 Update

Excited to install iOS 8? Of course you are! But many of those who are trying to install the iOS 8 update have discovered they’re unable to do so because there’s not enough freely available storage on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Oh brother. Just how much space is required to install iOS 8? … Read More

How to Identify iOS Backups from One Another in iTunes

Sep 16, 2014 - 1 Comment
iTunes backup failed error

If you’re like many Apple users, you may have multiple iPhone devices spanning a couple of generations, maybe an iPad or two, and maybe even a few iPods. They’re all easy to tell apart by looking at the physical devices, but if you backup your iOS device to a computer (and you should, in addition … Read More

How to Change the Mail Font Size in Mac OS X

Sep 16, 2014 - 7 Comments
Increased larger Mail font size in Mac OS X

The default font size in the Mail app for Mac OS X is size 12 for emails and messages that are lacking styling, which tends to be most communications that are sent by email. If you find that font size to be too small, or even too big, you’ll be pleased to know that changing … Read More

How to Show Web Site Passwords in Safari for Mac OS X

Sep 15, 2014 - Leave a Comment
lock

Mac users who opt-in to use the Safari AutoFill username and password feature have a convenient way to show and retrieve those login credentials at any time. This is incredibly helpful if you’re prone to forget the passwords or logins for the billion and one websites we all use, and need to access that login … Read More

How to Disable Parental Controls in Mac OS X

Sep 14, 2014 - 3 Comments
Disable Parental Controls for a user in Mac OS X

Parental Controls are a great feature of OS X that allows for restrictions to be placed on a specific user account on a Mac. These restrictions are varied and chosen by whoever set the parental control feature, ranging from setting time limits for computer use, to preventing certain web pages from being accessed, to even … Read More

Upgraded iCloud Storage Plans Offer More Storage at Lower Prices

Sep 11, 2014 - 4 Comments
Upgrade iCloud Storage

Apple has expanded their iCloud storage plan lineup to offer dramatically increased storage capacities for a monthly fee. The new pricing plans offer up to 1TB of total storage capacity, which should be plenty for just about any gadget owner, even if you have a handful of iPhones, iPads, and Macs in use on a … Read More

Show Process ID of Individual Web Page Tabs & Windows in Safari for Mac OS X

Sep 10, 2014 - Leave a Comment
PID in a Safari page title

Anyone who develops just about anything for the web knows that following resource usage of a specific tab or window, or just tracking down an errant tab or window can be difficult, but Safari on the Mac has a hidden trick up it’s sleeve that makes it much easier; the ability to show web process … Read More

How to Prepare for the iOS 8 Update the Right Way

Sep 7, 2014 - 15 Comments
iOS 8

iOS 8 will be released to the public very soon with its myriad of new features and enhancements, and that makes now a great time to prepare your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch for the major system update. We’ll break it down into several easy steps so that you’ll have your iOS device ready to … Read More

Gracefully Close an Application from the Command Line in OS X

Sep 5, 2014 - 5 Comments

Quitting apps gracefully is typically done through the appropriate application menu by choosing “Quit”, but the Mac GUI is obviously inaccessible from the command line of OS X. So when most command line users are confronted with the need to exit an application, they wind up using the ‘kill’ command to terminate the process and … Read More

How to Enable Safe Mode from the Command Line on a Mac

Sep 4, 2014 - 2 Comments
Terminal in OS X

Troubleshooting complex issues on a Mac can be challenging as is, and if you’re ever confronted with some complex situations you may find the command line to lend a major hand. In this case, advanced users can boot a Mac into safe mode through the usage of the nvram utility, a tool which allows users … Read More

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