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Fix Slow Time Machine Backups on a Mac

Mar 19, 2016 - 9 Comments
Fix a slow Time Machine backup

The amount of time it takes to complete a Time Machine backup depends on a variety of things, like the amount of data being backed up, the destination drive speed, the speed of the internet connection if the backup is going to a Time Capsule, whether it’s the initial backup or a delta backup of … Read More

How to Access Secret Advanced Settings on Apple TV tvOS

Mar 19, 2016 - 2 Comments
the Apple TV advanced settings screen of tvOS with various internal options

The Apple TV has a Settings app complete with a myriad of options that are more than sufficient for most users to customize and tinker with their device, but did you know there is a hidden Advanced Settings section in tvOS as well? This is a little known feature that seems to contain options that … Read More

How to Fix “Account Limit Reached: Device No Longer Eligible for Creating Apple ID / iCloud” Error Messages

Mar 18, 2016 - 5 Comments
Make a new Apple ID to fix device not eligible error

Most iPhone and iPad users will use the same Apple ID and iCloud account repeatedly on the same device and across other devices, as they should, since that is how they are designed to work. Nonetheless sometimes you may buy an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on the used market and discover that someone has … Read More

How to Clear Instagram Search History

Mar 17, 2016 - 2 Comments
instagram-icon

As Instagram continues to grow with pictures of just about anything imaginable, you may find yourself browsing and searching for photos of, well, anything. Instagram keeps track of the searches you make in the app, and when you return to the search tab and search field, you’ll find your prior search history is visible. That’s … Read More

How to Delete All Emails from Mail in Mac OS X

Mar 17, 2016 - 8 Comments
Mail app icon

If you use the Mail app on a Mac, it’s fairly likely that you regularly delete emails that you determine to be unnecessary, junk, or that simply aren’t needed. Typically this is a selective process where particular email messages are removed as needed, but in some situations you may want to go all out and … Read More

Enable Low Power Mode on iPhone for Maximum Battery Life Performance

Mar 16, 2016 - 14 Comments
Low Power Mode on iPhone boosts battery performance

If the average iPhone user has a complaint about their device, it’s almost always that the battery of iPhone doesn’t last as long as they’d like it to. While this is less of a concern with the larger iPhone Plus models, the fact is that all iPhones can run out of battery during the course … Read More

Get Specific Details in Health App for iPhone by Rotating a Dashboard

Mar 15, 2016 - 4 Comments
Tap to see specifics for dates, time, hour in Health app

The Health app on iPhone is able to track steps and mileage, and if you have an Apple Watch it will keep track of your heart rate, active calories with a pedometer, and other fitness data as well. When you open Health app, the Dashboard offers an overview of activity for the day, week, month, … Read More

How to Show & Verify Code Signatures for Apps in Mac OS X

Mar 14, 2016 - 1 Comment
Check and verify code signing of apps in Mac OS X

Code signed applications allow security conscious users to verify the creator and hash of a particular app to help confirm it has not been corrupted or tampered with. This is rarely necessary for average Mac users, particularly those who obtain their software from the Mac App Store or other trusted sources since the apps are … Read More

Disable Animations in iOS with a Bug

Mar 12, 2016 - 5 Comments
An iPhone

The zipping zooming flying around animations strewn throughout iOS are activated when opening and closing apps, switching app screens, tapping settings, and doing just about anything else on an iPhone or iPad. This motion eye candy causes some users to experience nausea, but aside from that they also make the device feel a bit slower … Read More

Zoom Into & Out of Video on iPhone & iPad with Gestures

Mar 11, 2016 - 1 Comment
Zoom in and out of video with gestures in iOS

iPhone and iPad users have long been able to zoom into still photos and pictures on their devices, and now with the latest versions of iOS, you can zoom into and out of videos and movies that are playing as well.

How to Convert plist Files to XML or Binary in Mac OS X

Mar 10, 2016 - 1 Comment
Convert a plist file to XML or binary in Mac OS X

Plist files contain preference specifics and properties relevant to a particular application or portion of Mac OS X system software. Depending on where the plist file is located and what function they serve, they can either be in XML format, binary format, and sometimes even json. For users who need to modify a plist file … Read More

iPhone Stuck in Zoom Mode? It’s Easy to Fix

Mar 9, 2016 - 2 Comments
iPhone stuck in Zoom mode

iOS includes a helpful feature which allows users to zoom into anything on an iPhone or iPad screen to make it easier to read text and view elements. While this feature is undeniably useful for many users, it can also be a source of frustration for others who wind up enabling the feature accidentally, only … Read More

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