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Change the Slow Motion Video Recording Speed on iPhone by Adjusting FPS

Jan 8, 2015 - 2 Comments
iOS Camera icon

All new iPhone models can capture and record high quality slow-motion video by flipping to the ‘slo-mo’ setting in Camera app. Perhaps lesser known is that you can change the Frames Per Second (FPS) capture speed for slow motion video, which basically determines just how smooth and slow the video playback is, but also has … Read More

Change the Selection Highlight Color in Mac OS X

Jan 7, 2015 - 9 Comments
Highlight color options in Mac OS X

Many Mac users probably don’t think twice about the color that shows up when they select and highlight text or some app elements in OS X, which defaults to being blue. But if you’re the type of user who likes to customize things a bit, you may appreciate knowing that you can choose nearly any … Read More

How to Disable Auto-Correct on iPhone Completely

Jan 6, 2015 - 5 Comments
Disable Auto-Correction in iOS Settings as seen on the iPhone

If you’re fed up with auto-correct on the iPhone erroneously changing words to things you did not intend to type, you can opt to disable the auto-correction feature completely in iOS. Doing away with this feature is not recommended for most users, but choosing to turn off autocorrect can be a reasonable solution for some … Read More

Make the Window Resizing Animation Speed Instant in Mac OS X

Jan 6, 2015 - 24 Comments
Speed up Window Resize Animations in OS X

When you hit the green maximize button to resize windows on a Mac or send things into full screen mode, a fancy visual animation shows the redrawing of the window size as the active window expands outwards. While this looks great and many users will be happy with the default resizing animation time in OS … Read More

Increase Line Spacing in OS X Terminal to Improve Readability

Jan 5, 2015 - 4 Comments
after-increase-line-spacing-terminal-mac

If you’re a Mac user who finds the text output shown within Terminal app to be a bit too confined and tightly spaced, you’ll be pleased to discover that you can adjust the line spacing to accommodate your preferences. You can boost line spacing within Terminal dramatically or just a little bit (or if you … Read More

Disable Raise to Listen for Audio Messages in iOS to Prevent Weird Voice Text Behavior

Jan 4, 2015 - 1 Comment
Voice Texts and Audio Messages in iOS

Raise To Listen is a handy feature in modern versions of iOS that allow you to literally raise your iPhone to listen to a received audio message and to respond by sending a new voice text. But the feature is not entirely reliable for all users (particularly those who use an iPhone case, more on … Read More

How to Rearrange, Hide, & Show Hidden Instagram Filters

Jan 3, 2015 - Leave a Comment
Manage Instagram filters and show hidden filters

Have a few favorite Instagram filters that you want easy access to? Never use some of the other filters and you want to hide them? You can now do both, rearrange your photo filters so that your preferred choices are in whatever order you’d like, and you can hide the filters you don’t like or … Read More

A Few Ways to Make the iPhone Alarm Volume Louder

Jan 2, 2015 - 15 Comments
Crank up your iPhone alarm volume by setting the Ringer all the way up, the two are not separate

Many of us use the iPhone as our primary alarm clocks, but if you’re a heavy sleeper then the volume of the alarm may not be sufficient to pull you out of a deep slumber, and you can easily dismiss the alarm in a half-awake state which doesn’t help much either.

Touch ID Not Working in Cold Weather? Here’s a Fix

Dec 31, 2014 - 16 Comments
iPhone Touch ID fingerprint unlock

Many iPhone users have noticed that Touch ID becomes finicky in cold weather, often not working at all when the temperatures drop in winter. Or at least, that’s what it seems like, but the real culprit is quite likely to be your skin and the effects of colder climates on fingerprints, which is what Touch … Read More

Fixing Bluetooth Discovery Problems in OS X Yosemite

Dec 30, 2014 - 15 Comments
Bluetooth device not being found in OS X Yosemite

Some Mac users running OS X Yosemite have discovered Bluetooth to become unreliable, either dropping device connections constantly or even simply not discovering a working Bluetooth device. For example, some users who are trying to use a PS3 controller with the Mac in OS X Yosemite may find that the Mac is unable to locate … Read More

How to Re-Download OS X Mavericks Installer from the OS X Yosemite App Store

Dec 30, 2014 - 19 Comments
Apps

In some specific situations, Mac users running OS X Yosemite may wish to re-download the complete installer application of a prior operating system like OS X Mavericks. This is typically something only advanced users would want to do, perhaps for making a bootable installer for the older OS X version, for upgrading a different Mac, … Read More

How to Remove a Finger Print from Touch ID on iPhone & iPad

Dec 29, 2014 - 15 Comments
iPhone Touch ID fingerprint unlock

When you properly set up Touch ID to unlock your iPhone or iPad, many users add several different of their fingers to the configuration so that they can unlock the iOS device in different orientations. That’s a good idea, but sometimes you may want to change which fingers (or whose fingers) are allowed to access … Read More

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