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Find Detailed Wi-Fi Connection History from Command Line of Mac OS X

Jun 3, 2015 - 2 Comments
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There are some situations where knowing exactly what wireless networks a Mac has connected to and when that connection was last established can be helpful. We’ll demonstrate how to uncover a comprehensive listing of specifics about previously joined wi-fi networks, which will include the last connection date and time (to the second!), if the network … Read More

How to Turn Off (or On) the Stand Up Reminder on Apple Watch

Jun 3, 2015 - 1 Comment
Apple Watch activity goal screen summary with standing reminder

Apple Watch has a variety of fitness tracking and motivational features that are aimed at improving the wearers activity and health, or at least their awareness of it. One of the most notable features for Apple Watch users is the “Stand Reminder”, which, much as it sounds, is a gentle reminder to stand up every … Read More

How to Change DNS from Command Line of Mac OS X

Jun 2, 2015 - 3 Comments
Terminal in OS X

Advanced Mac users may find it useful to know that DNS servers in OS X can be set from the command line, without having to turn to the System Preferences Network control panel. While the GUI Network control panel is undeniably the easiest approach for most Mac users, the command line method offers benefits for … Read More

How to Minimize (& Maximize) Emails in Mail App on iPhone

Jun 1, 2015 - 11 Comments
How to minimize an email message in iOS Mail app

If you spend a fair amount of time emailing from the iPhone, you’ve almost certainly come across a situation where you’ll be writing out an email, but need to get data or information from another email in your Mail inbox. That used to be a challenge, but modern versions of the Mail app in iOS … Read More

How to Stop Photos Opening Automatically on Mac OS X when iPhone or Camera Connects

May 31, 2015 - 20 Comments
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The Mac Photos app defaults to automatically launch whenever an iPhone, digital camera, or SD memory media card connects to the computer. This behavior can be helpful and desired by some users, but for many others, automatically opening the Photos app can be frustrating if not annoying. Fortunately, you can quickly stop the Photos app … Read More

Assign a Name to Group Chats in Messages for Mac

May 29, 2015 - 8 Comments
Assign a name to group chat in Messages for Mac

When you’re engaged in a group conversation in Messages for Mac, you’ll notice the ‘To’ section lists the names of people participating in the group chat. While that’s certainly adequate for most situations, if you have a specific group chat going for a specific purpose, you can assign a name to any given group chat … Read More

How to Straighten Photos on iPhone & iPad

May 28, 2015 - 7 Comments
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Just about everyone has taken a picture that isn’t lined up quite straight, but iOS offers a nice simple way to quickly straighten any photo by tilting the image by a small degree. Whether an image is completely askew or just slightly tilted, you can can quickly correct the image and straighten it right within … Read More

How to Batch Rename Files on Mac OS X Easily from Finder

May 28, 2015 - 8 Comments
Batch Rename Files in Mac OS X Finder

Modern versions of OS X include a built-in batch file renaming tool that allows Mac users to instantly rename large groups of files, folders, photos, or anything else residing on their file system in a single action. This bulk rename item utility is part of the Finder, meaning there are no add-ons, downloads, or DIY … Read More

How to Quickly Type Emoji on Mac with a Keyboard Shortcut

May 27, 2015 - 20 Comments
Emoji quick type access panel in Mac OS X accessed by a keyboard shortcut

If you use Emoji characters often in OS X, you’ll enjoy knowing there is a very fast keystroke to immediately access a special Mac Emoji character panel from anywhere text entry is possible in OS X. Additionally, you can navigate within this quick Emoji panel entirely with the keyboard, which makes typing Emoji on the … Read More

How to Set Custom Quick Reply Messages on Apple Watch

May 26, 2015 - 4 Comments
Quick reply to messages on Apple Watch

Apple Watch offers quick and seamless communication methods, and one of the most used features for many users is the ability to instantly reply to inbound messages with quick pre-canned replies, emojis, or a dictated message. The quick replies in particular are very useful, and Apple Watch offers a variety of default replies for this … Read More

How to List All Applications on a Mac

May 25, 2015 - 14 Comments
All Applications on a Mac as seen from System Information of OS X

Need to know what applications are on any Mac? OS X offers a variety of ways to list apps that are installed on a Mac, and we’ll cover three different approaches to this: a basic listing of installed Mac apps which is sufficient for most user needs, an intermediate and more thorough listing of apps … Read More

Allow Free App Downloads Without Password Entry in iOS

May 24, 2015 - 9 Comments
Require a password for free downloads in iOS

You have likely noticed that downloading a free app from the iOS App Store triggers the ‘Enter Password’ dialog screen on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. While this is a valid precaution to prevent unauthorized users from installing apps onto an iOS device, it’s not always desired, particularly for shared iPads and iOS devices … Read More

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