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How to Get & Use iMessage Stickers & Apps in iOS 10

Oct 5, 2016 - 13 Comments
iOS Messages Stickers and Apps

The all new Messages app in iOS 10 is quite busy and full of new features and abilities, and a major new component is the wild world of Message stickers and apps. Stickers are basically little images and icons you can slap all over a message thread, and iMessage apps can be everything from simple … Read More

macOS Sierra Slow? Here’s Why & How to Speed Sierra Up

Oct 4, 2016 - 44 Comments
Speed up slow macOS Sierra

Some Mac users who have updated to macOS Sierra have felt their computer is running slower than it should be. If you have noticed a performance hit after upgrading to macOS Sierra, there is likely a good reason for it, and it’s even more likely to have a simple solution. Read on to learn why … Read More

iOS 10: Finding Music Controls at Control Center

Oct 3, 2016 - 6 Comments
Music in Control Center for iOS 10

Apple redesigned some fundamental features with iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad, including where the music controls are found in Control Center, slide-to-unlock, and the newly hidden Shuffle and Repeat controls in Music app itself. If you’re new to iOS 10 and thought that Control Center removed the music controls, it’s likely because the new … Read More

How to Downgrade macOS Sierra & Revert to El Capitan

Oct 2, 2016 - 29 Comments
Downgrade macOS Sierra

For the vast majority of Mac users, macOS Sierra is a nice upgrade that goes without a hitch. For a small number of users, macOS Sierra presents a unique variety of problems that are impervious to all troubleshooting attempts, even reinstalling Sierra or a clean install. If you fall into the latter camp, or just … Read More

How to Turn Off Apple Watch

Oct 1, 2016 - 4 Comments
Choose to Power Off the Apple Watch to turn it off

The Apple Watch battery lasts a while, and most users will place the Apple Watch onto the charger or into Night Stand mode if they’re letting it sit for a while, but sometimes you might want to actually turn the Apple Watch off completely. Maybe you’re putting the watch into longterm storage or sending it … Read More

How to Search Safari Tabs in iOS 10

Sep 30, 2016 - 1 Comment
Search Safari tabs in iOS

One of the great new Safari features in iOS 10 is the ability to search through your browser tabs using a keyword. For those of us who basically live in a web browser with a billion tabs open, this is incredibly useful, as it makes retrieving and narrowing down Safari tabs significantly faster on an … Read More

How to Hide Siri Menu Icon in macOS

Sep 30, 2016 - 2 Comments
Hide Siri Menu bar icon in MacOS

Want to hide the Siri menu icon but still have Siri enabled on the Mac? This approach offers a way to reduce menubar clutter on a Mac, while still retaining the Siri assistant functionality and each of its useful commands. With the Siri menu bar icon hidden, you can still access Siri on the Mac … Read More

How to Merge Faces in iOS Photos & Improve Facial Recognition

Sep 29, 2016 - 24 Comments
Merge People faces in Photos for iOS

One of the many new features in iOS 10 is facial recognition software, which automatically scans every photo on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, determines what is a person, who has a unique face, and then automatically sorts those pictures into a “People” photos album for each unique face. The face recognition aspect of … Read More

Use Siri on the Mac! A List of Mac Siri Commands

Sep 28, 2016 - 20 Comments
Siri Mac Commands

Now that macOS Sierra has Siri built directly into the Mac operating system, you’re probably wondering what exactly you can do with the handy virtual assistant on your computer. It turns out that Siri has many abilities unique to the Mac, which you can’t perform on an iPhone or iPad with the virtual assistant. Of … Read More

How to Disable Raise to Wake on iPhone

Sep 28, 2016 - 6 Comments
Raise to Wake iPhone

Newer iPhone models include a feature called Raise to Wake which is enabled by default, and much as it sounds, it wakes the display as the iPhone is physically raised, whether from a surface or out of a pocket. It’s a nice feature that completely removes the need to press any buttons to wake the … Read More

How to Allow Apps from Anywhere in macOS Sierra Gatekeeper

Sep 27, 2016 - 17 Comments
Allow apps from anywhere in Gatekeeper for macOS

Gatekeeper in macOS Sierra is now stricter than ever, defaulting to only allow options for apps downloaded from either the App Store or the App Store and identified developers. Advanced Mac users may wish to allow a third option, which is the ability to open and allow apps downloaded from anywhere in macOS Sierra.

iOS 10: How to Delete All Mail?

Sep 27, 2016 - 60 Comments
Confirm to delete all emails in iOS 10

If you have updated to iOS 10 you may have noticed that the Mail app “Trash All” option is missing on the iPhone and iPad. This is unfortunate because the ability to delete all email in iOS is easily one of the more useful features to managing a busy email inbox. The lack of a … Read More

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