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How to Mute Dial Sounds on iPhone

Apr 3, 2018 - 5 Comments
How to mute dialing sounds on iPhone

iPhone users may wonder how they can mute the dialing sound effects that are played when a phone number is being dialed into the numeric keypad on an iPhone. Each time you press a number button on the phone keyboard, a new sound effect plays. Some of you may be thinking, that’s great and all … Read More

How to Turn Off Safari Suggestions on Mac

Apr 2, 2018 - 1 Comment
Safari icon

The Safari browser for Mac offers a feature called “Safari Suggestions” which detects what you’re typing into the URL bar / search box and, much like the name implies, offers suggestions based on what you typed. For example, if you type “AAPL” into the Safari Search box, you’ll see the stock price for that ticker … Read More

How to Change the Key Photo of Live Photos on iPhone and iPad

Mar 31, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to set Key Photo of Live Photos on iPhone and iPad

Live Photos are the fun animated images captured by modern iPhone and iPad cameras. Essentially each Live Photo is a still image attached to a short movie clip, and much like movie clips there is a key image that can be set to represent the picture as a thumbnail. Changing that key photo can be … Read More

iPhone X Ringer Volume Very Low? Here’s the Fix

Mar 30, 2018 - Leave a Comment
iPhone X ring volume very low and how to fix

Have you noticed the iPhone X ringer volume goes from loud to low? Often iPhone X users notice that the iPhone X ringtone will sound very quiet after initially sounding loud, but despite pressing the volume up buttons they can’t get the iPhone X ringtone to sound loud again, it’s just stuck quiet. Don’t fret … Read More

How to Set & Use the Accessibility Shortcut on iPhone and iPad

Mar 28, 2018 - 1 Comment
Use the Accessibility Shortcut on iPhone and iPad

The Accessibility Shortcut in iOS allows users to quickly enable and use various accessibility features on an iPhone or iPad, giving near instant access from just about anywhere to features like AssistiveTouch, Invert Colors, Color Filters, the Magnifier, Reduce White Point, Smart Invert, VoiceOver, and Zoom. For example, a great usage for the Accessibility Shortcut … Read More

How to Play MP3 or Audio Without Adding to iTunes Library on Mac

Mar 27, 2018 - 12 Comments
Listen to audio in iTunes without adding to iTunes library

Want to play an mp3, m4a, or audio file on a Mac, but you don’t want to add that MP3 or audio file to your iTunes Library? There are a few different ways to accomplish this task; one approach allows you to play an audio file in an iTunes playlist without copying it to the … Read More

9 of the Best Homebrew Packages for Mac

Mar 26, 2018 - 13 Comments
Top Homebrew packages for Mac

If you’re an advanced Mac user who spends a considerable amount of time at the command line, you likely have Homebrew installed by now. So, how about sharing a list of some of the best Homebrew packages available for Mac users?

How to Make a Window Full Screen on Mac

Mar 25, 2018 - 13 Comments
Make a Window Full Screen on Mac

Want to take a single window and make it full screen on a Mac? This is a fairly common activity for Mac users, particularly if they’re used to the Maximize window button on a Windows PC. It turns out there are a few ways to accomplish the maximization of windows on Mac OS, it’s a … Read More

How to Adjust Click Speed of Side Button on iPhone X

Mar 24, 2018 - 4 Comments
How to adjust Side button click speed on iPhone X

The iPhone X side button performs an impressive array of functions, working as a power button, a screen lock button, a summon Siri button, summoning Apple Pay, accessibility shortcuts, part of the snapping screen shot sequence, part of a steps to force restart, and more. That’s a lot of work for a single iPhone button! … Read More

How to Enable Voice Navigation in Maps on iPhone

Mar 23, 2018 - 1 Comment
Enable Voice Navigation in Maps on iPhone

By default, the Maps app for iPhone will use voice navigation when giving directions. Voice navigation and talking directions is also the standard setting for Google Maps on iPhone too. But sometimes users can accidentally toggle the voice navigation settings off when they didn’t intend to, or forget to turn the voice navigation settings back … Read More

How to Delete a Facebook Account

Mar 22, 2018 - 13 Comments
How to delete a Facebook account

Facebook may be the worlds largest social network, but it’s also no stranger to controversy. Whether you’re just tired of Facebook, or even just tired of hearing about the never ending various

How to Find Duplicate Files on Mac with DupeGuru

Mar 21, 2018 - 6 Comments
How to Find Duplicate Files on Mac

Are you concerned about duplicate files on a Mac? While most Mac users shouldn’t be bothered by duplicate files as it’s likely that very few if any exist, there are situations where they can be found, thereby adding unnecessary clutter to a Mac file system. For example, the user ~/Downloads folder is a common place … Read More

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