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How to Change the Profile Picture of a Mac User Account

Jul 14, 2014 - 3 Comments
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The first time you set up a Mac or new user account, you’re asked to pick a profile picture for that account. Most of us set this image once and don’t think much about it, but that profile picture follows us around in OS X and is visible at each boot login menu, in the … Read More

How to Set a Headphone Specific Volume Level in Mac OS X

Jul 13, 2014 - 4 Comments
Headphone specific volume level on Mac

I don’t know about anyone else, but I always have a very different volume level for my headphones than for my speakers, and if you’re anything like me than this tip is great news. You can actually set headphone-specific volume levels on your Mac, so you won’t have to be constantly toying with the volume … Read More

Protect Hearing By Setting Volume Limits on Music Played in iOS

Jul 12, 2014 - 1 Comment
Volume Limit in iOS

Have you ever had someone pass you their headphones to hear a song, and had your ears blasted by an outrageously loud volume level? Well, by default, anyone can crank the volume up on music played from an iOS device to 100%. That may sound like no big deal, but there are situations where listening … Read More

Share Files Between User Accounts in Mac OS X the Easy Way

Jul 11, 2014 - 2 Comments
Share between user accounts in Mac OS X the easy way

There are a variety of ways to share files between different user accounts on the Mac, but OS X offers one incredibly simple way in particular; the Shared folder. Most Mac users may not even see the folder let alone know it exists, but it’s easy to access, and makes sharing a file or many … Read More

How to Start the Mac Screen Saver with a Keyboard Shortcut in OS X

Jul 10, 2014 - 10 Comments
Keystroke to start a screen saver on the Mac

Have you ever wanted to initiate the screen saver of your Mac by hitting a keystroke combination? You’re not alone, and that’s what we’re going to show you how to do here. While OS X does not include this feature by default, we’ll demonstrate how to create an Automator system service that will accomplish the … Read More

See & Listen to iTunes Radio History in the iOS Music App

Jul 9, 2014 - 4 Comments
Check iTunes Radio Listening History

If you listen to iTunes Radio throughout the day on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, sooner or later one of those songs you heard is going to get stuck in your head. When that happens, or when you’re just simply curious about the music you’ve been listening to and want to hear a particular … Read More

Quickly Make a Stickies Note from a Selection in Mac OS X

Jul 9, 2014 - 21 Comments
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Stickies is an app that creates floating notes that can sit on your Mac desktop, it’s been around on the Mac for ages and tends to sit quietly forgotten in the Applications folder of OS X. Often the lack of Stickies usage is either due to not knowing the app exists, or just not knowing … Read More

Get Stock Market Details from Siri on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Jul 8, 2014 - Leave a Comment
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You may already know that you can add stock ticker symbols to the Notification Center on the iPhone, but if you don’t feel like tapping around, another option is to retrieve information on markets and equities through Siri. That also means you can get detailed stock market data on prices, highs and lows, dividends, and … Read More

Enable a Recall Email Feature in Gmail to Undo Sending Erroneous Messages

Jul 6, 2014 - 7 Comments
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If you’ve ever sent an email that you immediately realized wasn’t complete, contained errors, or, even worse, was to the wrong person, you know that feeling of dread. For Gmail users, an optional setting offers a layer of forgiveness to those situations, providing for the ability to recall a sent email if acted upon quickly. … Read More

Type Line Breaks & Enter a New Line in Messages for iOS

Jul 5, 2014 - 7 Comments
Type a line break in Messages app for iOS

Most iPhone users spend a lot of time typing in Messages, the text messaging app native to iOS that sends iMessages between yourself and others. While the basic functionality is pretty straightforward, what’s perhaps a little less obvious is how to enter onto a new line when typing an iMessage without actually sending the message, … Read More

5 Tips for Taking Better Fireworks Photos with iPhone

Jul 4, 2014 - 7 Comments
Use iPhone Camera to Take Pictures of Fireworks

Heading out to watch a fireworks show (it is the 4th of July you know) and plan to use your iPhone as your primary camera? Be sure to use these five tricks for taking the best possible fireworks pictures with your iPhone… it’s not quite a DSLR, but with some proper technique you can still … Read More

Force iOS to Recalculate Device Usage Statistics with a Reboot

Jul 3, 2014 - Leave a Comment
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The device Usage statistics shown in iOS Settings > General > Usage offer a quick look at how much capacity is available, actively being used by apps, and their respective data and caches. Similarly, usage data is also available to track app cellular data usage. Sometimes these usage statistics will appear blank though, showing a … Read More

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