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How to Track Steps & Mileage with iPhone to Make the Health App Useful

Oct 8, 2014 - 14 Comments
Tracking activity and steps in iPhone Health app

The Health app, loaded onto all iPhones with iOS 8 and sitting prominently on the home screen, is clearly ambitious, but at the moment the majority of it’s intended abilities remain inactive or useless (at least without additional third party sensors, which don’t seem to exist yet). But for those with a new iPhone, the … Read More

Find Out What Music is Playing with Siri and iPhone

Oct 7, 2014 - 1 Comment
Siri what song is playing

Not only is Siri quite a bit faster in iOS 8, but the virtual assistant is also more intelligent with some new tricks up their sleeve too. One of the notable new features is the ability to recognize what songs are playing, much like the Shazam app that is fairly popular with iPhone users. Siri … Read More

How to Force Reboot a Frozen Mac

Oct 6, 2014 - 13 Comments
Mac power button

Though Macs are known for being stable and experiencing considerably fewer crashes and system freezes than some of the competition, the reality is that sometimes stuff still happens. Typically it’s just an app that crashes or freezes up, remedied with a force quit and relaunch, but on rare occasions the Mac will freeze entirely, with … Read More

Hide Contacts & Faces from the Multitasking App Switcher in iOS 8

Oct 6, 2014 - 9 Comments
Hide contact faces from app multitasking screen in iOS

The app switcher in iOS, accessed by double-clicking on the Home button of an iPhone or iPad, is where you can quickly switch between running apps or quit out of apps you no longer want to be open. But with iOS 8, Apple decided to fill in the unused space above the open app cards … Read More

How to Instantly Hide the QuickType Suggestion Bar on iOS Keyboard

Oct 5, 2014 - 4 Comments
The QuickType suggestion word bar above iOS Keyboard

The QuickType bar added to the virtual keyboard in iOS 8 seems to either be loved or hated, and while it can be quite good at predicting what words to type next, it can also be a nuisance as it takes up valuable screen real estate on the iPhone and iPod touch. Fortunately, like so … Read More

How to Remove the Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin from Safari in Mac OS X

Oct 5, 2014 - 6 Comments
Delete the Adobe Acrobat Reader plugin in Safari

A variety of applications attempt to install Adobe Acrobat Reader into OS X, and many Mac users approve the installation and don’t think much of it. Typically when Acrobat Reader has been installed, it takes over the default PDF viewer that is built into Safari and uses a separate often slower Acrobat plugin for loading … Read More

How to Add, Remove, & Rearrange Widgets in Notification Center of iOS

Oct 2, 2014 - 3 Comments
Rearranging Notifications in iOS

Notification Center on the iPhone and iPad has long included items like Stocks, Reminders, Calendar, a Today summary, and a Tomorrow summary, and now new versions of iOS allow for third party widgets to be added as well. But since not every widget and notification panel applies to everyone, you may want to adjust what … Read More

How to Hide Twitter & Facebook Buttons from Sharing Panel in iOS 8

Oct 1, 2014 - 5 Comments
Disable Social Sharing buttons in iOS

If you’re like many other iPhone and iPad users, when you go to share a picture from your iOS device, you’re probably going to send it through Messages or Mail, and you’re not trying to go about posting it to Twitter or Facebook. Nonetheless, those Facebook and Twitter sharing buttons sit there in every iOS … Read More

How to Share an iTunes Library Between Partitions in Mac OS X

Oct 1, 2014 - 12 Comments
itunes-logo

If your Mac has multiple partitions running different operating systems, either for dual booting OS X or for Boot Camp, you may decide you want to share the exact same iTunes Library across those different operating systems. This allows you to have the same music library regardless of what OS you’re booted into, and it … Read More

Use “Send Last Location” to Find a Lost iPhone Even If Battery is Dead

Sep 30, 2014 - 6 Comments
Access Find My iPhone on iCloud

One of the best things about Find My iPhone is the ability to, well, find your iPhone if you happen to misplace it. It’s a feature that every iOS device owner (and Mac users too) should have enabled on their devices, but up until now there has been a problem; when a devices battery runs … Read More

How to Type Superscript & Subscript Text in Pages for Mac OS X

Sep 29, 2014 - 3 Comments
Type superscript or subscript text in Mac OS X Pages app

Subscript and superscript text formatting is commonly used in the math and science world when writing out chemicals, formulas, and expressions. Subscript appears slightly lower and smaller than the primary text, while superscript appears slightly higher and smaller than the primary text (like an exponent, 8^3). If you need to type subscript or superscript characters … Read More

How to Stop Other Devices Ringing When iPhone Gets a Phone Call

Sep 29, 2014 - 10 Comments
Phone icon

If you have multiple devices running iOS 8 and using the same Apple ID, you’ve probably noticed that an incoming phone call rings on every one of the devices at the same time. In other words, an inbound phone call will ring not only your iPhone, but also any other iPad, iOS device, or Mac … Read More

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