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How to Hide All Other Windows Except Active App on Mac OS

Feb 5, 2018 - 1 Comment
Hide Others from the menu item in Mac OS

Want to quickly focus your attention on the active application in Mac OS by hiding all other windows? There’s an excellent little-known keyboard shortcut and menu item that does exactly that, and when executed properly you will hide literally every window and open application on the Mac except for the currently active application. This is … Read More

How to Show a Map of All Geotagged Photos on Mac

Feb 4, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Show a map of geotagged pictures on Mac Photos app

Have you ever wished you could view all of your geotagged pictures on a map? With the Mac Photos app, you can do exactly that by accessing a handy map of all images containing geotagging and GPS data, each displayed on a nice navigable map, right within the Photos app of Mac OS.

How to Charge iPhone While Listening to Music Simultaneously via AUX Headphone Jack

Feb 3, 2018 - 20 Comments

Want to listen to music via a 3.5mm audio source, while simultaneously charging an iPhone? That used to be easy, but all new iPhone models have done away with the longstanding headphone jack, which once allowed users to easily connect their iPhone to home stereo systems, car stereos, headphones, and other speakers and audio interfaces … Read More

Copy Paste Not Working on Mac? Here’s How to Fix a Stuck Clipboard

Feb 2, 2018 - 1 Comment
How to fix a stuck Mac clipboard

Using copy and paste is a routine part of most peoples Mac workflow, so if suddenly the Copy and Paste feature stops working or the clipboard appears stuck, you can imagine why that’s annoying. Don’t stress out, most issues with nonfunctional clipboards and copy and paste on the Mac can be resolved with a series … Read More

How to Remove Stickers from Messages Conversations on iPhone or iPad

Feb 1, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to remove Stickers from iMessage conversations in iOS

iMessage Stickers are the goofy virtual stickers that iPhone and iPad users can place all over their messages. But what if you want to remove a message sticker that has already been slapped onto a message or picture in the Messages app of iOS? Well you can do that too, even if it’s not particularly … Read More

How to Use a Windows PC Keyboard on Mac by Remapping Command & Option Keys

Jan 31, 2018 - 3 Comments

Macs can use nearly all keyboards built for Windows PC, whether they are USB or Bluetooth, but you may notice that the layout of some of the modifier keys are different on a Mac keyboard from the layout of a Windows keyboard. Specifically, the WINDOWS and ALT key of a Windows keyboard are switched compared … Read More

iPhone or iPad Capitalizing Random Words? Try This Workaround

Jan 30, 2018 - 11 Comments
iOS randomly capitalizes words on iPad and iPhone sometimes

Many users with iOS 11 are noticing that their iPad and iPhone will randomly capitalize words that were typed in the middle of sentences. For example, a sentence May look Like This with Randomly capitalized Words for No apparent reason, requiring Many manual Corrections Of what you have Typed. The random capitalization issue has been … Read More

How to Change a Third Party Apple ID Email to iCloud Email

Jan 29, 2018 - 12 Comments
How to change an Apple ID email address

You can now change the email address used as your Apple ID from third party emails to an @icloud email address, if you so desire. This means if your current Apple ID email login is something like “BloatedPetriDish99@hotmail.com” you can change it to an Apple domain like @icloud.com. Note this is completely different from changing … Read More

How to Enter DFU Mode on iPhone X, iPhone 8, & iPhone 8 Plus

Jan 28, 2018 - 1 Comment
How to Enter DFU Mode on iPhone X and iPhone 8

Rarely, iPhone users need to enter DFU mode to initiate a low-level device restore with the help of a computer and iTunes. Entering DFU mode on iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus is different than getting into DFU mode on earlier iPhone models, so if you’re an owner of one of these devices … Read More

How to Check if iPhone is New, Refurbished, or Replacement

Jan 27, 2018 - 8 Comments
How to check if iPhone is new or refurbished

If you’re buying a used iPhone or repairing an iPhone, you may wonder if you can find out if the iPhone was bought as new, is a refurbished model, or is a replacement device provided by Apple via a service request. Wonder no more, you can use an interesting device model identifier trick to discover … Read More

How to Get Siri to Read News of the Day to You in iOS

Jan 26, 2018 - 8 Comments
Siri play news

Siri for iOS can now play short daily news digests by request, allowing you to quickly hear news recaps from some popular mainstream news outlets and media sources. This is a handy feature if you want to get a quick blurb about what’s apparently newsworthy on a given day, and it works the same on … Read More

How to Force Quit Multiple Mac Apps Simultaneously

Jan 25, 2018 - 3 Comments
How to force quit multiple Mac apps concurrently

You probably know the various different methods for how to force quit apps on the Mac by now, but a lesser known capability is that Mac OS allows you to force quit multiple apps at the same time. This can be a great trick when troubleshooting, as well as a just a nice way to … Read More

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