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How to Use Portrait Camera on iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, & iPhone 7 Plus

May 6, 2018 - 5 Comments
Portrait Mode camera on iPhone

Portrait Camera mode is a nice feature available to some of the newer iPhone models. As the name implies, it’s ideally suited for taking portraits of people, animals, or objects, and it uses a digital blur to create a depth effect on captured images.

How to Use iPhone Speakerphone

May 5, 2018 - 4 Comments
How to use iPhone speaker phone

Speakerphone is a commonly used feature that allows an iPhone phone call to play the sound output through the devices speakers rather than only the ear speaker or headphones. Many people use speakerphone as a method of hands-free phone usage, for when their hands are occupied with other tasks, or even for allowing a phone … Read More

How to View & Remove Extended Attributes from a File on Mac OS

May 3, 2018 - 1 Comment
Terminal in macOS

Extended Attributes are metadata components that can be unique to specific files and file types on Mac OS. Those extended attributes can be anything from identifying data about the file itself, to quarantine information, origin data, label information, amongst other types of metadata. Sometimes, advanced Mac users may review extended attributes for a file, or … Read More

How to Use Field Test Mode in iOS 11 and iPhone X

May 2, 2018 - 9 Comments
iPhone Field Test Mode

Field Test Mode on iPhone allows users to get detailed information on their cellular signal and cellular connection, and has long been a popular alternate method of displaying the cell signal on iPhones as a number instead of the signal bars or dots. Field Test Mode is undeniably for more advanced purposes, but some casual … Read More

Podcasts Playing Too Fast on iPhone? Here’s the Fix

Apr 30, 2018 - 1 Comment
Podcasts playing too fast can be fixed

Have you ever noticed your podcast is suddenly playing too fast on an iPhone, and everyone sounds like they’re talking super fast after drinking way too much coffee, or the voices pitch higher like chipmunks? No you aren’t going crazy, and you’re almost certainly not alone! But don’t sweat it, if a podcast is suddenly … Read More

How to Play FLAC Audio Files on Mac

Apr 29, 2018 - 29 Comments
How to play FLAC on Mac

Want to listen to FLAC audio files on a Mac? Maybe someone sent you an audio file in .flac format and you can’t figure out how to play it? There are several options for playing FLAC in Mac OS, but iTunes is not one of them. Fortunately there are a variety of other choices available … Read More

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 - 45 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

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