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How to Remotely Disable iCloud Activation Lock from an iPhone

Jul 21, 2014 - 7 Comments
How To Turn Off iPhone Activation Lock Remotely

iCloud Activation Lock is a feature that allows users to lock down an iPhone (or iPad) and require the entry of an Apple ID before the device becomes usable again. It’s part of the excellent Find My iPhone service and is extremely useful for many reasons, but it can also be a real pain if … Read More

Run QuickTime Player 7 in OS X Yosemite & Mavericks

Jul 20, 2014 - 8 Comments
QuickTime Player 7 in Mac OS X

QuickTime Player, the video player and editing tool bundled with the Mac for ages, received a fairly major overhaul when it turned into QuickTime Player X. While it became free and lost the need to upgrade to a Pro version, it also lost out on a lot of really nice professional features that QuickTime Player … Read More

How to Quit Multiple iPhone Apps Simultaneously in iOS with Multitouch

Jul 20, 2014 - 13 Comments
Quit apps in iOS 7 with a swipe up gesture

If you ever need to quit out of more than one app on the iPhone, or quit a bunch of apps quickly in iOS, using a handy multitouch swipe gesture at the iOS multitasking screen is enough to quit apps simultaneously. This works really well to quickly clear out the multitask bar of all running … Read More

Quickly Turn Off the iPhone Alarm Clock with a Swipe

Jul 19, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Turn off the iPhone alarm by swiping

The iPhone Clock app has replaced many bedside alarm clocks out there, fitting since many of us sleep with an iPhone on a bed stand anyway. While most users know that you can snooze / sleep the iPhone alarm by just tapping on the screen or pressing one of physical buttons on the phone (volume … Read More

Prevent Volume Buttons from Changing the Ringer & Alert Levels on iPhone

Jul 18, 2014 - 1 Comment
iPhone volume buttons

If you’ve ever let a child play with your iPhone, you know that every physical button probably gets pressed a few million times, often repeatedly. There’s obviously little harm in that by itself, but a fairly common scenario is that a parent hands their iPhone to their kid to play a game or watch a … Read More

How to Bulk Remove Many Photos on iPhone Quickly with a Date Trick

Jul 17, 2014 - 3 Comments
iOS photos

If you need to remove a bunch of pictures from your iPhone, the iOS Photos app now includes a handy group selection tool that allows for bulk modification of many images without having to resort to tapping and marking a ton of pics or any of the other deletion tricks. Instead, mass deleting many multiples … Read More

Remove User Names from Login Window for Added Security in OS X

Jul 17, 2014 - 7 Comments
Display login name as password and username field in Mac OS X

The login screen of OS X defaults to showing the account pictures and user names of all accounts on the given Mac. This is undoubtedly convenient for most users as it makes logging into accounts much faster, but for situations where a Mac requires higher security, users may wish to hide user account names from … Read More

How to Open a .Pages Format File in Windows & Microsoft Word

Jul 16, 2014 - 9 Comments
Windows

The Pages app is the Mac word processor similar to Microsoft Word on the Windows side of things, and by default any Pages document is saved as a Pages format file with with a “.pages” file extension. Typically that’s invisible to Mac users, but if you send a Pages file to someone on a Windows … Read More

Fix a “iTunes Could Not Backup iPhone” Error Message

Jul 16, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Starting an iOS Device backup to iTunes

If you regularly make backups of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the computer with iTunes, you may rarely run into an error when iTunes reports it’s unable to backup the iOS device. This is usually accompanied by a very vague error message like “iTunes could not back up the iPhone “(name)” because the … Read More

Maintain & Recall Command Line Clipboard History with iTerm 2

Jul 15, 2014 - 2 Comments
Command Line Clipboard History in iTerm2

Mac users who spend a lot of time at the command line have yet another reason to use iTerm 2 as their default terminal client; clipboard history. Added in the most recent version of iTerm, a running history of OS X clipboard activity can be natively stored, recalled, and summoned directly in iTerm2, accessible through … Read More

Disable Call Waiting on the iPhone for Beep-Free Phone Calls

Jul 15, 2014 - 5 Comments
Turn Off Call Waiting on iPhone

Call Waiting is the feature that allows you to hear another incoming call when you’re already on active phone call, often referred to as a ‘beep’. On the iPhone, you can then look at your screen and the incoming callers number or contact details will be shown. Call Waiting is obviously very useful for many … Read More

How to Enable Multiple Profile & Guest Browsing Support in Chrome

Jul 14, 2014 - 1 Comment
Enable Chrome Guest Mode

If you share a computer, or when someone else just needs to use your web browser for a while, you probably know the dread of worrying about a million saved web logins, history, saved searches, and whatever other customizations and personal data you have in the browser. Common solutions are often to use a guest … Read More

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