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Preview Files in Trash with Quick Look for Mac

Jun 2, 2016 - 7 Comments
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Have you ever noticed that once a file is in the Trash, you can’t open it or view it? If you try to open or use an item that is within the Trash in Mac OS X, you’ll get a dialog warning that says “The document ‘name’ can’t be opened because it’s in the Trash. … Read More

How to Enable a Hidden Emoticon Keyboard on iPhone

Jun 1, 2016 - 11 Comments
How to Enable the Emoticon keyboard on iPhone and iPad

iPhone users regularly enjoy the Emoji keyboard with all the fun icons, faces, and little pictures, but before Emoji came around there were Emoticons, which are basically little text drawings of faces and actions using regular characters on a keyboard. Emoticons are a little bit more complex to type out than hitting a simple Emoji … Read More

How to Edit Sidebar in iTunes 12.4

May 31, 2016 - 7 Comments
Edited the iTunes sidebar

The latest versions of iTunes have a universally visible sidebar with media library, devices, and playlists available to choose from. Some of the library sorting options visible in the sidebar may not be useful to all users however, so with a little effort you can edit and customize the sidebar in the newest iTunes releases. … Read More

How to Set Default Email Address in Mail for Mac OS X

May 31, 2016 - 5 Comments
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Mac users who have multiple email accounts setup with the Mail app may wish to change or set the default email address that is used throughout Mac OS X. This can help to prevent accidentally sending an email from the wrong email address, which should be particularly helpful for those who juggle work and personal … Read More

How to Setup 2-Factor Authentication on Apple ID for Extra Security

May 30, 2016 - 5 Comments
Two factor authentication for Apple ID

This guide will walk through setting up two-factor authentication for an Apple ID. Two-factor authentication requires that whenever a user is logging in to an Apple ID from a new untrusted device, not only must the proper password be entered but a secondary security ID code must be entered as well, which is typically delivered … Read More

How to Disable iPad Video Overlay (Picture in Picture)

May 28, 2016 - 6 Comments
Disable Persistent Video Overlay Picture in Picture mode on iPad

The Picture in Picture video mode on iPad is one of the better multitasking features of the device, but some users can find it to be distracting, and some may find themselves entering into the Picture in Picture (PIP) mode accidentally as well. While it’s easy to close a PiP window to make the video … Read More

How to Use iPhone Keyboard as Trackpad with 3D Touch

May 27, 2016 - 9 Comments
Using the iPhone Keyboard as a Trackpad with 3D Touch

Navigating around text blocks in iOS is typically done by hunting and pecking with a finger to tap in between precisely the write characters or words. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that approach and that’s what we have all become used to on the iPhone, but the 3D Touch enabled devices offer a much better … Read More

How to Download Photos from iCloud to Mac or Windows PC the Easy Way

May 26, 2016 - 19 Comments
How to download photos from iCloud

One of the most common questions regarding using iCloud and iCloud Photo Library is how to download photos from iCloud once they have been stored there. This is a deceptively simple question, and we’re going to push aside any of the complexities of downloading pictures from iCloud Photo Library within Photos app on the Mac, … Read More

How to Remove a Symbolic Link (Symlink)

May 25, 2016 - 4 Comments
Remove a symbolic link with unlink or rm command

Removing a symbolic link is achieved through the command line, and as we’ll show you, there actually two different ways to undo a soft link. This is aimed at users who spend a lot of time at the command line, but for the less familiar, symbolic links are used in Linux, Mac OS X, and … Read More

How to Create an @iCloud.com Email Address

May 24, 2016 - 18 Comments
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If you created an Apple ID based on your own unique email address and use that for logging in to iCloud and other Apple services, you may have missed the part where you can create a new separate @icloud.com email address. Not to worry though, if you decide you want to create a new and … Read More

See Flight Info on iPhone with a Quick Tap Trick

May 24, 2016 - 16 Comments
See flight information on iPhone

iOS has an excellent flight-lookup feature which allows users to instantly get flight information about planes that are coming and going. All you need to use this great ability is a flight number embedded somewhere, like a text message, email, note, or webpage, and the rest is just a matter of knowing how to retrieve … Read More

How to Increase All System Font Size in Mac OS X

May 23, 2016 - 15 Comments
Increase Mac system text size with Larger Text scaled option

Mac OS X defaults to a predefined set system font size for all onscreen text and user interface elements, and while many users will find the default text size to be sufficient, some users may wish the system font size was larger, and some may wish the Mac system text size was smaller. It turns … Read More

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