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How to Stop Fortnite Purchases on iPhone and iPad

Apr 28, 2018 - Leave a Comment
stop purchases in Fortnite for iPhone and iPad

Fortnite is the latest gaming craze that seemingly every kid, teenager, and some adults, are obsessed with. The cooperative shooter game may be tons of fun for the players, but what can be less fun is the discovery of a big expensive bill from Fortnite by way of in-app purchases. This article will show you … Read More

Can’t Save Pictures in Safari on iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7? Here’s Why!

Apr 27, 2018 - 6 Comments
How to save pictures from the web to iPhone

Some newer iPhone users have discovered that they are seemingly unable to save pictures from the web in Safari to iPhone. Typically the attempt to save a web picture goes as follows; an iPhone user attempts to tap-and-hold on an image found on the web, but rather than the familiar “Save” and “Copy” menu appearing … Read More

MacOS 10.13.4 Update Failed to Complete? Mac Won’t Boot? Troubleshooting Update Failures

Apr 26, 2018 - 42 Comments
Troubleshooting macOS failed software update

Some Mac users have reported installation failures when trying to install MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 update, usually seeing an error about the installation not being able to complete. Sometimes the installer freezes after many hours of being stuck, or sometimes the update seems to install but the Mac refuses to boot as usual afterwards.

How to Check iPhone Battery Health

Apr 25, 2018 - 8 Comments
How to check iPhone battery health

New versions of iOS for iPhone include a “Battery Health” feature, which, much as it sounds, aims to inform the iPhone user if their iPhone battery is healthy and operating at full potential, and what the maximum capacity of the battery charge is.

How to Open Website URLs from Anywhere on Mac with Spotlight

Apr 23, 2018 - 8 Comments
Open a website Url from Spotlight on the Mac

Need to open a website quickly on a Mac? You’re in luck, because you can open a website URL from just about anywhere on a Mac by using Spotlight. This is arguably the fastest way to get to a website by URL, aside from launching a website bookmark from the Mac Dock anyway.

3D Touch Not Working on iPhone? How to Fix & Troubleshoot 3D Touch

Apr 22, 2018 - 2 Comments
3D Touch not working on iPhone and how to troubleshoot or fix the problem

3D Touch is a feature of some newer iPhone screens that allows the display to detect physical pressure, and then respond with a software action. For example, you can 3D Touch on some app icons and add widgets to the Today Widget screen that way. Or you can 3D Touch to print PDF, or use … Read More

How to Clear Instagram Cache on iPhone

Apr 21, 2018 - 2 Comments
How to clear cache in Instagram on iPhone

Instagram is a social network centered around photos and photo sharing, and each time you open the app and browse around at pictures, caches of those photos are stored on your iPhone (or Android for that matter). While many apps uses caches to speed things up and to prevent having to re-download images and data … Read More

How to Sort Notes on iPhone or iPad by Name Title or Date

Apr 20, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to sort notes in iOS

The iOS Notes app is a popular way to collect notes of various things, draw sketches and doodles, maintain an image or picture collection, keep some note data password protected and secure, and much more. By default the Notes app for iPhone and iPad will place the most recently edited note at the top of … Read More

How to Remove Widgets from Today Screen of iPhone or iPad

Apr 19, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to remove widgets from the iOS Lock Screen

The “Today” screen of iOS contains many widgets for things like weather, news and tabloid headlines, calendar, maps, suggested apps, stocks, amongst others. This “Today” screen is available on the left-most screen and is accessible from the lock screen or Home screen of an iPhone or iPad by swiping to the right (unless you disabled … Read More

How to Write Image Files to SD Card with dd from Command Line of Mac or Linux

Apr 18, 2018 - 1 Comment
Terminal in macOS

Need to write an image file to an SD card? The command line ‘dd’ tool can do that for you, writing a disk image .img file to an SD card with minimal effort. A nice perk to using ‘dd’ for writing image files to an SD card is that it works for Mac OS as … Read More

How to Delete Specific Safari History on Mac

Apr 17, 2018 - 1 Comment
How to delete specific Safari history on Mac

Did you know that you can delete any specific Safari history item from the web browsers history stored on a Mac? While many Mac Safari users likely already know they can clear Safari history for the past hour, day, two days, or clear all history from the browser, far fewer users know that it’s possible … Read More

How to Set an “Out of Office” Auto-Reply Email Message on iPhone or iPad

Apr 16, 2018 - 1 Comment
How to set an Email Auto Reply on iOS

If you’re an iPhone or iPad user with an Exchange email account configured on your device, you can setup auto-responders for automatic “Out of Office” or vacation auto-reply messages. Effectively this means that if someone sends you an email, your iOS device will automatically respond with a pre-defined message to that recipient, usually saying something … Read More

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