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How to Export Contacts from Mac OS X

Jul 14, 2015 - 12 Comments
Contacts

Contact information can be some of the most useful data to export and share with others, and a comprehensive address book can be amongst some of the most important data a user gathers over time. The Mac makes exporting contact information from OS X Contacts app very easy, so whether you want to share and … Read More

How to Set Up Time Machine Backups in Mac OS X

Jul 12, 2015 - 34 Comments
How to setup Time Machine Backups in Mac OS X

Time Machine is an easy Mac backup solution built into OS X that allows for automated continual backups of files, apps, and the operating system itself. Not only does Time Machine make it incredibly easy to maintain frequent automatic backups of a Mac, it also makes it equally simple to restore from a backup in … Read More

How to Page Up & Page Down on Mac Keyboards

Jul 7, 2015 - 11 Comments
Mac keyboard

Many Mac users arriving from the land of Windows PC keyboards will notice that the Apple keyboards as well as those included on a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro do not have the standard “Page Up” and “Page Down” keys. This does not mean you can’t page up and page down on a Mac, … Read More

Scan Credit Card Info with iPhone Camera in Safari

Jul 6, 2015 - 5 Comments
Scan credit card info with iPhone camera in Safari

If you’re shopping on the web from Safari with iPhone, you can make your check-out time faster and much easier by using a great built-in scanning feature to scan credit card details. This uses the iPhone camera to pull info directly from the card, preventing you from having to manually enter the sixteen digit number, … Read More

4 Tips to Record Amazing Video of Fireworks with iPhone or iPad

Jul 4, 2015 - 4 Comments
iPhone camera tips

We’ve shared some tips to take great pictures of fireworks with iPhone before, but fireworks are obviously in motion, so perhaps the best way to capture a firework show is with some great video. Fortunately, the iPhone and iPad have a wonderful video recording camera built right in, and with a few tricks, you’ll be … Read More

How to Disable Force Click on MacBook Trackpads

Jul 3, 2015 - 4 Comments
Force Click settings for Mac trackpad

Force Touch is an impressive haptic feedback technology that is rolling out through updated Apple hardware, with all of the newest model Mac laptops having a Force Touch trackpad included. The basic click functionality of Force Touch is often not even noticed by MacBook users, but one thing that is frequently discovered is Force Click, … Read More

How to Clear All Notifications on Apple Watch Instantly

Jul 2, 2015 - 1 Comment
Clear all notifications on Apple Watch immediately with a force touch trick

The Apple Watch notification system is often at it’s best when allowed notifications are somewhat limited to what’s really important. Nonetheless, even if you’ve narrowed down the notifications allowed on the Watch, the notifications can still add up.

How to Install Apps on Apple Watch

Jun 29, 2015 - 1 Comment
Third party app installed onto Apple Watch, seen in Glances

The Apple Watch allows apps to be installed onto the device, but unlike the iPhone, iPad, or Mac, there isn’t really an App Store specific to Apple Watch with the traditional ‘get’ and ‘buy’ download buttons. Instead, installing apps onto Apple Watch is handled through the paired iPhone, which makes sense given that most Apple … Read More

Annotate eMail Attachments with MarkUp in Mail for Mac OS X

Jun 29, 2015 - 15 Comments
Access the MarkUp function to annotate emails in OS X Mail app

The modern versions of Mac Mail app support an easy to use image and PDF annotation feature called MarkUp. MarkUp allows users to quickly perform annotation tasks like drawing on an image, adding a note, or even adding a signature, it’s essentially the Preview apps editing tools suite but available instantly in Mail for OS … Read More

How to Update WatchOS on Apple Watch

Jun 26, 2015 - 12 Comments
How to update Apple Watch OS

Updating an Apple Watch to a new version of watchOS is very easy, but if you’ve never done it before you may find it to be different from other Apple devices like updating iOS and OS X. The primary difference is that updating WatchOS is not done on the Apple Watch itself, instead, it’s started … Read More

How to Show Week Numbers in Calendar for iPhone & iPad

Jun 25, 2015 - 6 Comments
Show week numbers in iOS Calendar

Many people and professions rely on week numbers to plan events and schedule their time, particularly on a longer term yearly basis. By default, the iOS Calendar app does not show week numbers, but a simple settings change can make it so week numbers appear in the Calendar app of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

How to Load & Unload Kernel Extensions in OS X

Jun 24, 2015 - 5 Comments
Loading and unloading kernel extensions in Mac OS X

Kernel extensions, called kext for short, are modules of code that are loaded directly into the kernel space of OS X, able to run at a low-level to perform a variety of tasks. Most kexts are part of the core Mac OS X system software, typically hardware device drivers, but some third party apps will … Read More

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