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Siri Not Working on iPhone or iPad? How to Fix Siri & Troubleshoot Problems

Mar 2, 2017 - 9 Comments
Fix Siri not working on iPhone or iPad

Siri usually works great on iPhone and iPad, but sometimes Siri stops working or Siri may not work as intended. If you experience problems with Siri, this guide will walk you through troubleshooting Siri so that you can fix Siri to work on your iPhone or iPad again. We’ll cover several effective troubleshooting tricks to … Read More

How to Disable Webcam / FaceTime Camera on Mac Completely

Mar 1, 2017 - 28 Comments
How to disable Mac camera completely

Some of the more privacy conscious Mac users out there might put tape over their webcam or use apps like Oversight to detect camera activity. While either of those approaches can be satisfactory for many users (or considered totally paranoid and overboard to others), many advanced Mac users in the security community go a step … Read More

How to Mark WhatsApp Chats as Unread or Read on iPhone

Mar 1, 2017 - Leave a Comment
WhatsApp icon

The popular WhatsApp messenger allows you to mark conversations as unread or read on iPhone. This can be helpful if you want to reply to a message later by emphasizing it’s unread, or perhaps you inadvertently opened a message in WhatsApp but want to keep it marked as unread. Similarly, maybe you want to ignore … Read More

How to Search Photos on iPhone and iPad

Feb 28, 2017 - 5 Comments
Photos iOS icon

iOS Photos has an excellent search feature that allows users to search for identifiable objects, places, and attributes in your pictures. For example, you could search for “beach” or “rock” or “dog” and all images in Photos app that match those terms will show up in predefined sorted albums on the iPhone or iPad. The … Read More

How to AirDrop from iPhone to Mac

Feb 27, 2017 - 20 Comments
How to AirDrop from iPhone to Mac

AirDrop is the fastest and most convenient way to wirelessly send files from an iPhone or iPad to a Mac. While AirDropping from iOS to Mac OS is easy, how it works may not be particularly obvious to some users, and many people don’t know the feature exists at all. Learning to use AirDrop to … Read More

How to Show GPS Coordinates on iPhone

Feb 26, 2017 - 17 Comments
Get GPS Coordinates on iPhone

All iPhone models have a built-in GPS device which aids in navigation and allows for pin-point precision for location detection. While most users who interact with location and navigation features on their iPhone will be using the Maps applications, it can also be helpful to get exact GPS coordinates for latitude and longitude, perhaps for … Read More

How to Quickly Add Widgets to iPhone with 3D Touch

Feb 25, 2017 - 2 Comments

You can easily add new widgets to the iOS Widget by using 3D Touch on the iPhone. This offers what might be the quickest way to add a widget to your iOS Widget panel.

How to Add Easy Stops for Gas, Food, Coffee to Maps Directions on iPhone

Feb 24, 2017 - 8 Comments
Maps

Have you ever been using Apple Maps for directions on a long car ride and wanted to know where you could easily stop for gas or for food along the route? The latest versions of Apple Maps for iPhone allow exactly that, offering a simple way to find gas stations, fast food, and coffee along … Read More

Where Photos Files Are Stored on Mac

Feb 23, 2017 - 11 Comments
Where Photos are stored on Mac

The Photos app in Mac OS aims to manage all images found within the application, including pictures copied from an iPhone or memory card into the Photos app and those imported into the app as well. But have you ever wondered where those actual Photos files are stored on a Mac? We’re going to show … Read More

How to Use Screen Lock on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Feb 22, 2017 - 4 Comments
Lock a Mac screen with a Touch Bar button

Locking your Mac screen with password protection when you step away from the computer is always a good idea, but the newer MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models do not support the traditional lock screen keyboard shortcut. This doesn’t mean you can’t lock the screen quickly on a Touch Bar MacBook Pro however, and in … Read More

Detect Webcam & Microphone Activity on Mac with Oversight

Feb 21, 2017 - 12 Comments
Detect camera and microphone access on Mac

Though Mac users don’t usually have to worry excessively about “camfecting” malware and spyware, some security conscious users may find it nice to know if a process or application is attempting to access their computers web camera or microphone. With the help of a free third party security utility called Oversight, you can have your … Read More

How to Get a Hardware Escape Key on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Feb 20, 2017 - 7 Comments
Escape key on MacBook Pro touch bar

The new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar model includes a Touch Bar screen in lieu of the standard hardware function keys and escape key. Removing the Escape key may not be a big deal to some Mac users, but for many pro users having no hardware escape key could be considered a major frustration or … Read More

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