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How to Delete an Instagram Account Permanently or Temporarily

May 6, 2016 - 2 Comments
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Instagram is a wonderful social network for sharing pictures and moments, and now that Instagram supports multiple account switching you can easily change between personal, public, private, and work related Instagram accounts. If you have decided you no longer want to use Instagram, or no longer need a particular Instagram account, or perhaps you have … Read More

How to Find a Router IP Address from iPhone or iPad

May 5, 2016 - 4 Comments
Find router gateway IP address info in iOS

Getting the IP address of a connected router or default gateway is pretty simple in iOS, so if you find yourself in a situation where you’re using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and need to get a connected router or gateway address, you won’t have to leave iOS to do so. This is frequently … Read More

How to Change Sudo Password Timeout in Mac OS X

May 5, 2016 - 1 Comment
Change the sudo timeout

Advanced users who spend a fair amount of time in the command line may wish to adjust their sudo password expiration to be more secure (or less secure, by extending the password grace period timeout). Typically this means removing any password timeout so that the default five minute password cache is abandoned, thus requiring the … Read More

How to Disable Search Suggestions in Safari on Mac OS X

May 4, 2016 - 2 Comments
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If you’re a Safari user on the Mac, you’ve likely noticed that when you click into the address bar and start typing something to search for, you’ll quickly see suggestions of various things based on what you’re typing. These search engine suggestions can be undeniably useful for some cases, but they can also be completely … Read More

How to Record Voice Memos & Audio on iPhone

May 4, 2016 - 13 Comments
Record Audio and Voice on iPhone with Voice Memos

The iPhone includes a Voice Memos app that allows anyone to quickly record their voice, a speech, something nearby, or any other ambient audio from the devices built-in microphone. The resulting audio quality is quite good, and going further, you can save and share the recorded sound with another iPhone, Mac, Windows PC, Android user, … Read More

Improve “Hey Siri” on iPhone by Re-Training Voice Recognition

May 3, 2016 - 6 Comments
Setup Siri with voice training recognition

Having Hey Siri enabled for hands-free activation of the virtual assistant is undoubtedly useful, but sometimes you may find that Siri doesn’t always respond on the iPhone. Conversely, sometimes you may experience Hey Siri activating out of the blue seemingly unsolicited. Both of these issues are usually a result of Siri not recognizing your voice … Read More

Where is the Option Key on Mac Keyboards?

May 2, 2016 - 8 Comments
Where is Option / ALT key on Apple keyboards

Using the Option key is an essential part of the Apple keyboard experience for issuing many keystrokes, accessing various hidden features, and a myriad of other functions on both Mac OS X and iOS. All Mac and Apple keyboards have the Option key, it’s just not always labeled as such, which is what offers confusion … Read More

8 iPhone 3D Touch Tricks That Are Actually Useful

May 2, 2016 - 10 Comments
3D Touch Tricks for iPhone

Many iPhone users with a 3D Touch display use the feature sporadically, if at all, often because it’s a bit of a guessing game as to what actions are available with the activation of the push and pop abilities. While 3D Touch may seem a bit gimmicky at times, there are some legitimately useful cases … Read More

Save Pictures Automatically from Facebook Messenger

May 1, 2016 - 11 Comments
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If you’re an avid Facebook Messenger user who sends a lot of pictures back and forth, you may appreciate having the app automatically save those photos and images directly to your iPhone, without having to manually do so yourself. With the help of a simple settings switch, you could do exactly that.

How to Disable (or Enable) True Tone Display on iPad Pro

Apr 30, 2016 - 5 Comments
How to Disable True Tone Display on iPad Pro

The display on the new iPad Pro includes a feature called True Tone, which uses ambient light sensors to automatically shift and change the displays color hue and intensity according to the surrounding light, shifting from cooler to warmer as the surrounding lighting environment changes. It’s kind of like a smarter real-time adapting version of … Read More

3 of the Best Disk Space Analyzers for Mac OS X

Apr 29, 2016 - 22 Comments
DaisyDisk analyzes disk storage space on a Mac in a very attractive easy manner

It’s often only a matter of time before Mac users wind up seeing the dreaded “startup disk almost full” warning message in Mac OS X, which often leads to a frantic dash around the Downloads folder as users trash unnecessary files to attempt to free up disk space. While there’s nothing wrong with going on … Read More

How to Secure Erase Free Space on Mac Drives with OS X El Capitan

Apr 28, 2016 - 12 Comments
Erase free space on a Mac drive from the command line

Many Mac users running a modern version of OS X El Capitan have noticed the Secure Erase Free Space feature has gone missing from Disk Utility. What the “Erase Free Space” feature did (and still does in prior versions of Mac OS X) was overwrite the free space on a drive to prevent file recovery, … Read More

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