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MacBook Can’t Use Mouse & Trackpad at the Same Time? Here’s the Fix

Apr 13, 2018 - 4 Comments
Fix for MacBook not able to use built-in trackpad with external mouse or trackpad

Some Mac users may find that if they connect an external mouse or trackpad to their MacBook or MacBook Pro, the internal built-in trackpad then no longer works. This may appear like a bug, and some users may think it’s a hardware problem, but the good news is that the inability to use both a … Read More

How to Find & Compare File Differences Side-By-Side with BBEdit for Mac

Apr 12, 2018 - 6 Comments
Compare files with BBEdit for Mac

Need to compare two files side-by-side for differences? BBEdit for Mac makes finding and identifying file differences extremely easy with any compatible text format. This is a great solution for developers, programmers, writers, or anyone else who works with code, scripts, or plain text documents frequently and wants an easy way to check for differences … Read More

How to Offload Apps on iPhone or iPad to Free Up Storage Space

Apr 11, 2018 - 3 Comments
How to Offload Apps on iPhone or iPad

The ability to offload apps from an iPhone or iPad offers an alternative method to save storage space on an iOS device, as offloading apps removes the app from the device while still preserving that apps related data. Preserving the apps data is what makes offloading apps unique and different from simply uninstalling an iOS … Read More

How to Access & Search Safari History on Mac

Apr 10, 2018 - 6 Comments
Safari icon

Just about all modern web browsers default to maintaining a history log of your web browsing activity, and Safari for Mac is no different. This article will focus on how to access your Safari history on the Mac, and also how to search Safari browsing history for specific words, terms, and matches. Accessing and searching … Read More

How to Use Cloudflare DNS on Mac OS for Speed & Privacy

Apr 9, 2018 - 28 Comments
How to use Cloudflare DNS on a Mac

CloudFlare now has a consumer DNS service that is very fast and also centered around privacy. CloudFlare DNS says they won’t log IP addresses or sell your data, which in the modern era is perhaps more important than ever for users who value the vague concept of internet privacy. This article will show you how … Read More

Fix Cellular Data Not Working on iPhone X or iPhone with iOS 11

Apr 8, 2018 - 4 Comments
Fix iPhone inability to use cellular data

Some iPhone users may find that cellular data is suddenly not working. The inability to transmit cellular data can seemingly happen spontaneously, and while you can typically still make or receive a phone call when this happens, you just can’t send or receive any data transmission for things like using the web, imessage, social media, … Read More

How to Disable All Vibration on iPhone Completely

Apr 7, 2018 - 3 Comments
How to stop all vibrations on iPhone by disabling vibration functionality

The iPhone defaults to having two kinds of alerts, an auditory alert and a vibration alert, so if your iPhone is ringing or getting a message then your phone will make a sound as well as buzz. If you flip the Mute switch on the iPhone, then the auditory alerts will silence, but you’ll still … Read More

Mac Mouse Double-Clicking Instead of Single Clicking? Here’s the Fix

Apr 6, 2018 - 3 Comments
Single click registering as double click on Mac

Some Mac users may encounter a weird issue where they attempt to single click their mouse or trackpad but a double-click is registered instead of the intended single click. This is obviously frustrating since a double-click in the wrong place can perform actions you may not want to perform, like full screening a window or … Read More

How to Exclude a Word with grep

Apr 5, 2018 - 2 Comments
Terminal in macOS

The grep command line tool is wildly useful for searching through text data for lines and snippets that match a defined string, character, word, or regular expression. While most uses of grep are for sorting data for syntax matches, what if you want to exclude a word or string with grep instead? Excluding line matches … Read More

How to Run 64-Bit Only Mode Mac OS

Apr 4, 2018 - 9 Comments
How to run MacOS in 64-bit only mode

Advanced Mac users, administrators, and developers who wish to test Mac OS in 64-bit mode can do so with the help of a terminal command. Essentially this will only allow 64-bit applications and processes to run on the Mac, which can be helpful for discovering what (if any) apps, tasks, components, processes, and items may … Read More

How to Mute Dial Sounds on iPhone

Apr 3, 2018 - 5 Comments
How to mute dialing sounds on iPhone

iPhone users may wonder how they can mute the dialing sound effects that are played when a phone number is being dialed into the numeric keypad on an iPhone. Each time you press a number button on the phone keyboard, a new sound effect plays. Some of you may be thinking, that’s great and all … Read More

How to Turn Off Safari Suggestions on Mac

Apr 2, 2018 - 1 Comment
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The Safari browser for Mac offers a feature called “Safari Suggestions” which detects what you’re typing into the URL bar / search box and, much like the name implies, offers suggestions based on what you typed. For example, if you type “AAPL” into the Safari Search box, you’ll see the stock price for that ticker … Read More

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