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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

How to Get Weather Info for Locations from Maps on iPhone

Aug 4, 2017 - 5 Comments
Get weather from Maps in iOS

Did you know you can get the weather in the Maps app of iOS? Obviously the Weather app on iPhone will tell you the temperature and forecast of locations, and with a little exploration you can also view detailed weather info too. That’s great, but it’s in the Weather app. What if you’re driving or … Read More

iPhone Voicemail Won’t Play? Here’s How to Fix That

Aug 3, 2017 - 2 Comments
Fix iPhone voicemail not playing

The iPhone Visual Voicemail feature gathers voicemails as audio files on the iphone, found within the Voicemail tab of the Phone app. When you want to play a voicemail, you simply tap on one of the voicemail messages in Phone app and it should play the voicemail audio as expected. Should is the operative word … Read More

How to Print a Web Page Without Ads from Mac OS

Aug 2, 2017 - 26 Comments
Print an article or webpage without ads from Mac

If you ever print articles from the web, you may be interested in learning how to print a stripped down and more simplified version of articles so that only the article content is printed. This is made easy on a Mac with Safari, where by using a little trick you can print out a webpage … Read More

How to Tell if Mac is Using 802.11ac, 802.11n or Other Wi-Fi Protocol

Aug 1, 2017 - 8 Comments
Check wi-fi wireless band protocol in use on a Mac

Most users connect a Mac to a wi-fi network and don’t think too much about which 802.11 wi-fi band protocol is in use, but many advanced users and network administrators do want to know which 802.11 wireless standard is in use. Typically someone would want to know which wi-fi PHY standard is in use to … Read More

How to Share Pictures from Photos on Mac

Jul 31, 2017 - 4 Comments
Sharing a picture from the Photos app on Mac

Do you have a great picture on your Mac within Photos app that you want to share? Photos for Mac makes sharing pictures, videos, and other images very easy, and you share a picture from the Mac directly to another user through messages, email, iCloud, social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr, or locally to … Read More

How to Stop Auto-Playing Music in Car Bluetooth from iPhone

Jul 29, 2017 - 23 Comments
Stop autoplaying music from iPhone over Bluetooth in Car

Many newer cars have Bluetooth stereo systems that sync wirelessly with an iPhone. One common and prominent feature of this experience is that music will automatically start playing from the iPhone through the Bluetooth speakers when you get into the car, sometimes autoplaying from a local music library or sometimes from a streamed music service. … Read More

How to Watch Netflix Offline on iPhone and iPad by Downloading Shows & Movies

Jul 28, 2017 - 2 Comments
Netflix

Netflix is the increasingly popular video streaming service with a great collection of original shows and movies. But you no longer need to stream every episode or video you wish to watch, as Netflix offers an ability to download any Netflix video to be able to watch it offline directly on an iPhone, iPad, Android, … Read More

How to Search in Notes on iPhone and iPad

Jul 27, 2017 - 5 Comments
Search in Notes on iPhone and iPad

Are you looking for a specific note on the Notes app of your iPhone or iPad, but you can’t quite remember which note it was or where to find it? Maybe you have a bunch of notes and you want to quickly get to one about a particular topic? No problem, you can search through … Read More

How to Find What System Software Version is in a MacOS Installer

Jul 26, 2017 - 3 Comments
Find what system software version of a Mac OS Installer

If you have ever downloaded an installer for Mac OS from the Mac App Store, you may have wondered which exact system software version of Mac OS the installer corresponds to. While the installers file name will reveal the major system software release (for example, “Install macOS High Sierra” or “Install OS X El Capitan”) … Read More

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