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How to Kill a Process by Name Instead of PID via Command Line

Jan 12, 2017 - 1 Comment
Terminal in macOS

Command line users rely on the ‘kill’ command to terminate a process as defined by the appropriate process identifier (PID). While there’s nothing wrong with targeting processes by their PID, another approach which is often easier is to target a process by name, rather than its unique identifier. There are a few ways to kill … Read More

Use Tabs in Maps for Mac

Jan 11, 2017 - Leave a Comment
Show tab bar in Maps

Tabs offer an excellent way to manage multiple windows without overly cluttering the screen of a Mac, a feature which is particularly valuable for smaller screen displays. Like many other apps in new Mac OS releases, the Apple Maps app for Mac now includes the ability to have multiple tabs of maps open concurrently, either … Read More

How to Manually Refresh Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

Jan 11, 2017 - 1 Comment
Refresh the Touch Bar on Mac

The Touch Bar on MacBook Pro changes dynamically depending on what application is open and what action is going on within Mac OS. Or at least, that’s what’s supposed to happen. Rarely, the Touch Bar stops working, will get stuck and become unresponsive, maybe even display an erroneous button, or show a blank button that … Read More

How to Save Photos from Messages on iPhone and iPad

Jan 10, 2017 - 2 Comments
Save Photos from Messages to iOS

Many iPhone users send and receive pictures in Messages app for iOS, but have you ever wanted to save a photo from Messages app to your iPhone or iPad? Maybe it’s a picture you received from someone else that you want to save locally, or perhaps it’s a photo you took with the camera directly … Read More

How to Disable Automatic GPU Switching on MacBook Pro

Jan 8, 2017 - 4 Comments
Disable automatic graphics switching on MacBook Pro

For those MacBook Pro owners with higher end models that include dual video cards (integrated and discrete GPU), you’re likely aware that Mac OS and certain apps will switch between the two graphics cards as is determined necessary. The idea behind this is for apps to use the integrated GPU when attempting to conserve power … Read More

Set Up Medical ID for Emergency on Your iPhone

Jan 7, 2017 - 7 Comments
Check Medical ID on an iPhone

The Health app on iPhone is primarily used to track fitness and activity, and likely much more once the Apple Watch and other sensors connect to the device, but another handy and lesser known feature is called Medical ID. Medical ID can be filled out on your iPhone to show important information about the iPhones … Read More

How to Convert Text to Emoji in Messages on iPhone

Jan 6, 2017 - 11 Comments
Emojify Messages in iOS to replace words with Emoji icons

Emojifying words and messages is one of the many new fun features of Messages in iOS. With a simple trick, you can choose words to replace them with Emoji icons, converting a generic text message into a colorful message intermixed with Emojis. The Emoji text replacement tool works on iPhone and iPad as long as … Read More

Ignoring Built-in Trackpad Input When Using External Mouse with MacBook

Jan 5, 2017 - 6 Comments
Disable trackpad when external mouse or trackpad connected to Mac

The built-in trackpad on MacBook Pro and MacBook functions as the primary input method of the Apple laptops, but if you primarily use an external mouse or external trackpad you may occasionally find the built-in trackpad receives input you’d rather the Mac ignore. With a simple settings adjustment you can do exactly that, ignoring any … Read More

How to Download All Vine Videos from Your Archives on Vine

Jan 5, 2017 - 2 Comments
How to download all of your Vine video archives

Did you use Vine? If so you’ll likely want to download all of your Vine videos before they disappear for good. We’ll show you how to download any and all video archive from the Vine service, it’s pretty simple and can be done with any web browser, there’s no need to break out curl or … Read More

How to Delete Large Apps from Mac to Free Up Storage

Jan 4, 2017 - 13 Comments
Delete Mac Apps with Storage Management

Many Mac users have apps installed on their Mac which take up considerable storage space but generally go unused. Accordingly, Mac users can free up storage space on their computer by tracking down large Mac apps and deleting them. The latest versions of MacOS offer a very easy way to track down large applications, see … Read More

How to Put iPhone 7 Into DFU Mode

Jan 3, 2017 - 2 Comments
How to Use DFU Mode on iPhone 7

Need to place an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus into DFU mode? Now that the iPhone no longer includes a clickable Home button, you might be wondering how to place the iPhone 7 models into DFU mode, and that’s exactly what we’ll show you how to do.

How to Mute Tabs in Chrome Playing Audio / Video

Jan 3, 2017 - 3 Comments
Mute tab in Chrome

Want to mute audio blasting from a browser tab in Google Chrome? Of course you do! Few things are more annoying when browsing the web than autoplaying video and autoplaying audio that starts when you load a web page. Rather than frantically trying to locate the offending media source of blasting, a better approach is … Read More

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