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How to Disable MultiTouch on Magic Mouse for Mac

Aug 17, 2017 - 5 Comments

The Mac Magic Mouse with multi-touch is fantastic for many users, allowing you to swipe and scroll around through documents by touch alone, but some people may find that they accidentally trigger touch gestures or other scrolling behavior they don’t want. This happens more often than you might think, particularly for people who have come … Read More

How to Save a Photo as PDF on iPad and iPhone with iBooks

Aug 16, 2017 - 5 Comments
How to save a photo as PDF in iOS

You can save any photo as a PDF on an iPhone or iPad should the need arise. The photo saved as a PDF file is then stored locally, which can be used for whatever purpose is necessary, or shared via email. The approach we’ll use here to save a photo as a PDF for local … Read More

How to Stop App Icon Animations in Dock When Opening Mac Apps

Aug 15, 2017 - 5 Comments
Turn off animated applications launching for Dock

When you click an app icon in the Dock of Mac OS to launch an app, the apps Dock icon will animate with a little bounce as that application is opening. Additionally, when you launch any other application from Mac OS, the app icon will appear in the Dock and it too will animate with … Read More

How to Mute Words on Twitter for iPad and iPhone

Aug 14, 2017 - 2 Comments
Mute words on Twitter

Twitter can be a valuable place to get news and information (and you can follow @osxdaily on there too of course), but it can also have plenty of things you won’t want to observe, see, or hear. If you don’t want to see particular topics, words, phrases, names, usernames, or hashtags on Twitter, you can … Read More

How to Shutdown a Mac from Terminal

Aug 13, 2017 - 11 Comments
Shutdown a Mac from Command Line

Advanced Mac users may wish to shut down a computer from the command line. This can be helpful for remote administration with ssh, in situations where a Mac is booted into Single User Mode, or many other circumstances of troubleshooting and systems administration. There are several ways to shut down a Mac from the command … Read More

How to Use TOR on iPhone and iPad with Onion Browser

Aug 12, 2017 - 7 Comments
Tor for iPhone

TOR is a relay network which aims to increase your online privacy by attempting to anonymize web browsing activity. This is achieved by distributing your traffic across a series of TOR servers, which obfuscates your IP behind those Tor servers. While TOR is typically used on the desktop – you can read about using TOR … Read More

How to Print in Black & White on Mac

Aug 11, 2017 - Leave a Comment
How to print black and white on Mac

Many printers used with a Mac support printing in black and white or grayscale. B&W printing can offer a simple way to boost the contrast of documents but it also allows you to reduce the amount of color ink used when you print out a document, article, or webpage. Printing in black and white on … Read More

How to Stop News Alerts on iPad & iPhone Showing on Lock Screen

Aug 10, 2017 - 8 Comments
Hide and remove News alerts from the lock screen of iOS

iOS Apple News defaults to pushing ‘news’ alerts and notifications to your devices lock screen, this is why sometimes you may pick up an iPad or iPhone and have various “News” notifications on the display, even if you never signed up to receive any headlines or news alerts. These breaking News alerts on the iOS … Read More

How to Install iOS 11 Public Beta on iPad

Aug 9, 2017 - 6 Comments

If you’re a more advanced user who has been on the fence about installing iOS 11 beta onto an iPad, you may want to give it a second thought. With the iOS 11 beta marching along towards the fall release date, each additional beta build is increasingly more stable and refined, and for the iPad … Read More

How to Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Mac OS

Aug 8, 2017 - 17 Comments
Make a custom keyboard shortcut on the Mac

Did you know you can create a custom keyboard shortcut for any menu item on the Mac? You can create keystrokes for common action items across many applications, or even just for a specific menu option in a particular application. Making custom keyboard shortcuts in Mac OS is an excellent power user tool, but despite … Read More

Broken iPhone Screen? Here’s How to Repair & Get it Fixed

Aug 6, 2017 - 28 Comments

Have you broken your iPhone screen before? It’s not a particularly pleasant experience. I recently dropped my $950 iPhone 7 Plus onto a dirt trail from about three feet up and the screen completely shattered, to the point where glass shards were sticking out. Uh oh, a broken iPhone screen! Now what!? If you break … Read More

How to Remove Twitter Caches from iPhone and iPad

Aug 5, 2017 - 6 Comments
Twitter icon

Twitter for iPhone and iPad has manual cache clearing features built into the app, offering a way to forcibly dump excessive caches and data stored within the application in iOS, thereby freeing up some storage. This is particularly nice because iOS does not offer a way to manually clear caches from an iPhone or iPad, … Read More

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