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How to Stop iTunes from Updating iOS Software

Sep 12, 2016 - 6 Comments
Stop iTunes from updating iOS software

When you connect an iPhone or iPad to a computer with iTunes and an iOS software update is available, you will be notified with a pop-up that tells you a new version of iOS is available and asks if you want to update to the new version of iOS system software. Additionally, if you click … Read More

How to Delete Safari Reading List Offline Cache on iPhone, iPad

Sep 11, 2016 - 1 Comment
Cleared Safari Reading List offline cache

The Safari Reading List feature is nice and lets you save web pages in Safari for later reading, even if the iPhone or iPad goes offline. This is done by caching the web page into the Safari Reading List feature, which is then stored locally on the iOS device. If you use Safari Reading List … Read More

How to Search in PDF on Mac with Preview

Sep 10, 2016 - 11 Comments
Search box in Preview to search PDF on Mac

The Preview app on Mac opens PDF files and image documents, and also allows for the easiest way to search PDF files for contextual term matches on a Mac. Even better, Preview can search in PDF files for matches across multiple pages, and it actually highlights each match in bright yellow making it remarkably easy … Read More

7 Steps to Prepare for iOS 10 Update on iPhone or iPad

Sep 9, 2016 - 27 Comments
Prepare for iOS 10 update

The latest and greatest release of iOS 10 is here, and with the public release just around the corner it’s a good time to start preparing your iPhone and iPad hardware to install the iOS 10 update. Let’s walk through some important steps to prepare for the iOS 10 update the right way, including checking … Read More

Using a Mac Equivalent of Unix “tree” Command to View Folder Trees at Terminal

Sep 9, 2016 - 7 Comments
View Folder Tree Mac Command Line

Mac users who come from a unix background may appreciate knowing how to implement the equivalent to the Unix “tree” command in macOS and Mac OS X. There are actually a few different ways to show a folder tree in the Terminal of Mac OS X, we’ll cover an easy tree equivalent achieved through an … Read More

How to Trigger an Alert Dialog Pop-Up from Command Line in Mac OS

Sep 6, 2016 - 5 Comments
Trigger an alert dialog from command line on Mac

Ever wished you could make a dialog alert pop-up on the Mac by way of the Terminal? Well it turns out that you can with the always useful osascript command, which allows execution of AppleScript from the Terminal. For those who spend a lot of time at the command line of MacOS, this can be … Read More

How to Print Double Sided on Mac

Sep 6, 2016 - 10 Comments
Double sided duplex printing on Mac

Macs with access to a printer capable of printing double sided can print any document as a two-sided print, meaning that each page of the document will go on the front and back of the piece of paper, kind of like a book. This is a popular printing method for many situations, whether it’s manuscripts, … Read More

How to Resize a Photo on Mac

Sep 5, 2016 - 7 Comments
How to Resize a Photo on Mac

Resizing a picture changes the resolution of the image, either increasing or decreasing it as desired by the user. On the Mac, one of the simplest ways to resize a photo is using the bundled Preview application, which is available in all versions of macOS and Mac OS X.

Use Mark as Missing on Lost Apple Watch to Enable Activation Lock

Sep 5, 2016 - 7 Comments
Apple Watch Mark As Missing with Activation Lock

Apple Watch includes a feature called Mark As Missing, which is similar to iCloud Lock for iPhones, and intended to be enabled if an Apple Watch is missing or misplaced. Once activated, an Apple Watch goes into an Activation Lock mode, which requires the associated Apple ID and password to be entered before the Watch … Read More

How to Duplicate Photos on iPhone and iPad

Sep 4, 2016 - 14 Comments
Duplicated photos in iOS

Do you have a great picture on your iPhone or iPad that you want to make a copy of, maybe so that you can apply some edits or color adjustments to the duplicate version without messing with the original copy? With iPhone and iPad, you can easily duplicate any picture, photo, image, Live Photo, or … Read More

How to Reopen Closed Tabs in Safari for iPhone

Sep 2, 2016 - 12 Comments
Safari

Have you ever been looking at a web page or reading something in Safari on your iPhone and then accidentally closed it? Or maybe you closed the tab and then realized you weren’t quite finished with it, or you’d like to get that closed tab back for some other reason? You can easily re-open closed … Read More

How to Always Show Red-Eye Removal Tool in Photos for Mac

Sep 1, 2016 - 1 Comment
red-eye-tool-mac-photos

The Mac Photos app includes a great red-eye removal tool, which makes quick work of getting rid of the glaring red eye effect which can sometimes happen with photos of faces. One of the curiosities of Photos for Mac though is the red eye tool is not always visible as an option, as the app … Read More

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