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Stop Zoomed Wallpaper Resizing on iPhone & iPad with a Workaround

Dec 23, 2015 - 5 Comments
Zoomed wallpaper on iPhone vs zoomed out whole image was wallpaper on iPhone

The new versions of iOS zoom into a wallpaper image when it is set as the wallpaper on both the lock screen and home screen of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, effectively resizing the image. While this can make efficient use of some sized images and look great with certain types of pictures, the … Read More

How to Find Text on Web Page in Safari for iOS 9 on iPhone & iPad

Dec 22, 2015 - 5 Comments
Safari

If you have ever been reading a web page or website in Safari for iOS and wanted to quickly locate a particular text phrase or word within that active webpage, you’ll be happy to know that searching for matched text in Safari has gotten much easier on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with the … Read More

How to Copy Pictures from iPhone, Camera, or Memory Card to Photos App on Mac

Dec 21, 2015 - 20 Comments
Photos app icon in Mac OS X

Many Mac users rely on their iPhone as their primary digital camera, but even if you have a separate camera, or use a variety of memory cards stuffed with images, you may wish to copy pictures from any of those devices directly into the Photos app of OS X. Importing images from any camera, iPhone, … Read More

How to Use the Pedometer on Apple Watch to Count Steps & Distance

Dec 20, 2015 - 6 Comments
Apple Watch activity app

The Apple Watch has numerous health and fitness related features including a heart rate monitor and built-in step counter, also known as a pedometer. While many users assume the pedometer feature must be accessed from the accompanying iPhone, which can also track steps and mileage on it’s own, there’s actually a separate pedometer feature bundled … Read More

How to Update Apple TV tvOS Software

Dec 19, 2015 - 12 Comments
Apple TV tvOS software update

The new Apple TV 4th generation model has many improvements and features that make it a great addition to a television and living room, but to get the most from the new Apple TV you’ll want to be sure you regularly update tvOS, the system software that runs on the device. Updating tvOS is simple … Read More

Show & Search All Photos by Location with Siri

Dec 18, 2015 - 3 Comments
Search Photos by location with Siri

While the iPhone and iPad has long been able to use location data stored within photos to place and sort the pictures by location, the newest versions of iOS allow Siri to tap into the location meta data too, providing for a quick method of reviewing and finding pictures by locale.

Always Show the Full Name & Email Address of Recipients in Mail for Mac OS X

Dec 17, 2015 - 4 Comments
Disable Smart Addresses to see the full name and address in OS X Mail

You may have noticed that when composing and replying to emails in the Mac Mail app, only the recipients name shows up in the “To” and “CC” fields. This is a feature called “Smart Addresses”, which hides the full name and email address from view, which can help to reduce screen clutter, but for some … Read More

How to View & Clear the Mac NVRAM Contents from Terminal in OS X

Dec 16, 2015 - Leave a Comment
Terminal in OS X

Advanced Mac users may find it necessary to view or directly manipulate firmware variables found within NVRAM on the computer. Typically the NVRAM contains specific system data about things like the system audio level, startup disk details, an active user name, screen backlighting and resolution, and other technical details. While most users have no business … Read More

How to Reset the Bluetooth Hardware Module on Mac OS X to Troubleshoot Challenging Bluetooth Issues

Dec 15, 2015 - 13 Comments
Reset Bluetooth module in Mac OS X

Bluetooth allows wireless devices like keyboards, mouse, speakers, trackpads to be used with the Mac, and while they usually work just fine, sometimes specific Bluetooth difficulties can arise and be very frustrating to troubleshoot. Maybe it’s a persistently disconnecting device, maybe it’s a device that refuses to acknowledge a specific Mac or vice versa. Sometimes … Read More

Speed Up Photos App in OS X with Reduce Motion

Dec 14, 2015 - 7 Comments
Reduce Motion in Photos app for Mac OS X

The Mac Photos app uses various motion animations in the interface that are similar to those which appear in the iOS world, with plenty of zooming, panning, and other eye candy for doing simple tasks like opening a picture. Those eye candy effects may look nice to some users (and nauseating to others who are … Read More

Automatically Install iOS Software Update in the Middle of the Night

Dec 13, 2015 - 9 Comments
iOS Software Update automatic installation

Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch will now notify you when a new iOS Software Update is made available, as you may have noticed by now. When you see the Software Update screen popup on your iOS device with the message “iOS (version) is available for your device and is ready to install” you’ll be … Read More

How to Use iPhone 6s as a Scale to Weigh Items

Dec 12, 2015 - 14 Comments
iPhone 3D Touch scale

The 3D Touch display on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is able to detect pressure applied to the screen in order to serve the 3D Touch pop and peek functions, but with the help of a little third party web app you can transform the iPhone and 3D Touch display into a fairly precise … Read More

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