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Find Saved Passwords on iPhone & iPad in Safari

Jun 26, 2014 - 3 Comments
Finding a saved Safari password in iOS

The Autofill feature of Safari makes logging in to websites much easier in iOS, not having to remember and type in every single password for every website under the sun that you come across. While saving passwords with autofill is undoubtedly helpful, it can also mean it’s easier to forget what a password is, since … Read More

Enable Button Shapes in iOS to Improve Usability & Make Tap Targets Obvious

Jun 25, 2014 - 4 Comments
Enabling Button Shapes in iOS to improve usability

One of the major changes that came along with the iOS visual overhaul was the removal of obvious buttons across the operating system and apps found on the iPhone and iPad. While the result is a cleaner, flatter, and more streamlined appearance in iOS, many users have found the removal of obvious buttons to be … Read More

Quick Launch Command Manual Pages from the Terminal Help Menu

Jun 24, 2014 - 8 Comments
Open a man page from the Terminal Help menu

The next time you’re stuck trying to figure out a terminal command, or maybe you’re just trying to learn a new one, don’t be afraid to ask for help… from the OS X Terminal apps very own Help menu. Yes seriously, that’s because the Help menu of Terminal app can serve as a man (manual) … Read More

How to Add the Date to the Menu Bar in Mac OS X

Jun 23, 2014 - 12 Comments
Show date in the menu bar of Mac OS X

You can customize the menu bar clock that appears in the upper right corner of your Mac to include more than just the current time, and one of the more useful things to add is the current date. This is particularly helpful in OS X because unless you have the Calendar app open all the … Read More

iPhone 5 Camera Not Working? A Light Press May Fix It

Jun 22, 2014 - 11 Comments
iPhone 5 camera loose causing malfunction

My iPhone 5 camera completely stopped working recently, and appeared to stay that way despite forced resets, killing camera apps, and every other traditional troubleshooting trick in the book. What do I mean by stopped working? I mean the Camera app loads, but the camera viewfinder shows nothing at all just a black screen, and … Read More

Select Paragraphs & Large Text Block Easily in iOS with a Two-Finger Tap

Jun 21, 2014 - 17 Comments
Select a paragraph or large text block instantly in iOS with a two-finger tap trick

Most iPhone and iPad users know that you can tap and hold onto any text within iOS to select it, then by using the little draggable bars, you can adjust the size of the text selection rather easily too. While this is great for selecting a single word, a sentence, and even a small block … Read More

How to Clear Recent Searches from Safari

Jun 20, 2014 - 6 Comments
Clear Recent Searches in Safari

Nearly all web browsers default to keeping a list of recent searches which are easily retrievable as part of the browser history. Safari shows this recent search list when the URL bar is clicked into with the cursor, revealing the 10 most recent web search terms or phrases. That recent search list can be convenient … Read More

Enable Dark Mode in OS X Yosemite Beta with a defaults Command

Jun 19, 2014 - 9 Comments
Dark Mode in Yosemite beta

Mac users running OS X Yosemite Beta 2 can get a glimpse at the upcoming “dark mode” feature that was mentioned briefly during the Yosemite overview presentation during WWDC 2014. Essentially, dark mode turns many user interface elements of OS X Yosemite into significantly darker variations of themselves, swapping out whites and light grays for … Read More

Copy the Current Path from Terminal to the Clipboard in Mac OS X

Jun 18, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Terminal in OS X

While it’s fairly easy to copy a folder path from the Mac GUI and Finder, or even to copy the path into the Terminal with a drag & drop trick, going the other direction and getting the current path from the command line and then having it accessible to the broader OS X clipboard is … Read More

How to Add & Edit Stocks Shown on Notification Center of iPhone

Jun 18, 2014 - 2 Comments
Add stocks to the Notifications screen on iPhone

Swipe down from the top of your iPhone screen and you’ll bring about Notification Center, a nice overview panel which shows a weather forecast, calendar events, commute time, and stocks and their performance on the day, amongst other gathered notifications. While you can customize what’s shown here by toggling switches within the Notification Settings, what’s … Read More

How to Control What Apps Can Use Cellular Data on iPhone

Jun 17, 2014 - 7 Comments
Control what apps can use cellular data in iOS

Modern versions of iOS allow iPhone and LTE-enabled iPad users to control exactly which apps can use cellular data. Additionally, the settings control panel can help to make the decision easier to allow or disallow a specific apps cellular access by displaying how much cellular data a specific app is actually using. This can be … Read More

Prevent System Sleep While a Process or Command is Active in Mac OS X

Jun 16, 2014 - 1 Comment
Caffeine prevents sleep while a command is running

Many Mac users use utilities to temporarily prevent their computer from sleeping, often relying on sleep corners, the third party tool called Caffeine, pmset, or more recently, the command line utility that is now bundled with OS X called caffeinate. By default, the Caffeine menubar item and the caffeinate command both will prevent sleep as … Read More

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