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How to Re-Download OS X Mavericks Installer from the OS X Yosemite App Store

Dec 30, 2014 - 19 Comments
Apps

In some specific situations, Mac users running OS X Yosemite may wish to re-download the complete installer application of a prior operating system like OS X Mavericks. This is typically something only advanced users would want to do, perhaps for making a bootable installer for the older OS X version, for upgrading a different Mac, … Read More

How to Remove a Finger Print from Touch ID on iPhone & iPad

Dec 29, 2014 - 15 Comments
iPhone Touch ID fingerprint unlock

When you properly set up Touch ID to unlock your iPhone or iPad, many users add several different of their fingers to the configuration so that they can unlock the iOS device in different orientations. That’s a good idea, but sometimes you may want to change which fingers (or whose fingers) are allowed to access … Read More

How to Connect a Playstation 3 Controller to a Mac in OS X Yosemite & Mavericks

Dec 28, 2014 - 28 Comments
Connect a Playstation 3 controller to Mac OS X

If you want to use a Playstation 3 controller to play games on a Mac, you’ll find that connecting the PS3 controller and syncing it for use with OS X games is actually quite simple, regardless of what version of OS X the Mac is running. We’ll walk through how to quickly connect and configure … Read More

4 Super Simple iOS Maintenance Tips for iPhone & iPad

Dec 24, 2014 - 12 Comments
iPhone, iPad, and iPod

How many times have you seen someone else’s iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running an ancient version of iOS that is not backed up and has a million app updates waiting in the wings? It’s remarkably common for iOS hardware to go neglected by those who are less tech savvy, so if you’re heading to … Read More

How to Check for a Carrier Settings Update on iPhone

Dec 22, 2014 - 8 Comments
Voice Text iPhone ad

From time to time, your cellular network provider or Apple may issue a carrier settings update to an iPhone or cellular iPad device. The updates are usually very small and make adjustments or improvements to carrier specific settings pertaining to the cell network, data, personal hotspot, voicemail, text messaging, or making calls. While you may … Read More

How to Use Audio Messages in iOS to Send Voice Texts from iPhone

Dec 21, 2014 - 4 Comments
Audio message controls in iOS

Audio Messages (also called Voice Texts) are a great new feature in iOS that allows you to send a quick little audio note from your iPhone to another iPhone, iPad, or Mac user who has the Messages app configured to use iMessages. This can not only be an added fun way to communicate, but it … Read More

How to Turn Off Keyboard Click Sounds on iPhone & iPad

Dec 19, 2014 - 5 Comments
iOS Keyboard makes key clicking sounds when pressed

A little clicking sound is made every time you type on the iPhone keyboard. Some users really like that sound effect and find that it helps them to type on the virtual keyboard easier, but other users find it to be annoying and obtrusive. If you don’t want to hear the clicky sound effects when … Read More

Make Chrome Use the Default Print Window in OS X

Dec 19, 2014 - 7 Comments
Chrome custom print window in Mac OS X

If you’re a majority Chrome browser user in OS X you’ve probably noticed that when printing from the web browser, a custom print preview window opens up that looks quite different from the default print window on a Mac. Some users may like the alternate Chrome print preview option with it’s larger viewport and different … Read More

Check & Modify AutoCorrect Settings from the Command Line in OS X

Dec 18, 2014 - 5 Comments
defaults write commands in Mac OS X

Spelling autocorrect features tend to be divisive, with Mac users usually either loving it or hating it. Most Mac users know they can easily turn off autocorrect through an OS X system preference change, but the System Preferences are only accessible from the graphical interface of a Mac. If you’re wanting to automate the enabling … Read More

A Quick & Easy Email Navigation Trick All iPhone Users Should Know

Dec 17, 2014 - 12 Comments
Mail icon

While it’s increasingly common to get overwhelmed in the ocean of emails, the Mail app in iOS includes a really great feature to help you quickly navigate between and scan through tons of emails very quickly. The navigation feature is prominent in the Mail app, and though many users will know about this already, it … Read More

How to Send & Receive Text Messages from Mac with SMS Relay for OS X Yosemite

Dec 17, 2014 - 10 Comments
Enable SMS Text Messages on a Mac from iOS

The Mac Messages app has long had support for sending and receiving iMessages, and now the latest versions of Messages for OS X support a new feature which allows you to send and receive SMS text messages as well. This basically means that you can talk to someone using an Android, Windows phone, ancient flip … Read More

How to Always Show the User Library Folder in OS X Yosemite the Easy Way

Dec 16, 2014 - 11 Comments
Making the Library Folder visible in OS X Yosemite with a Settings toggle

An individuals user Library folder contains personalizations, preference files, caches, and other contents specific to any given individual user account on a Mac. While most users won’t need access to their user account Library directory, some advanced users like to have easy access to that folder for a variety of purposes. All modern versions of … Read More

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