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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 - 14 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

How to Search Email on iPhone and iPad Mail

Mar 20, 2018 - 9 Comments
How to Search Mail on iPhone and iPad

Did you know the Mail app for iOS has a Search feature? Indeed the iPhone and iPad Mail apps have a search capability, but it’s not visible by default and instead the functionality is hidden behind a gesture, and thus many users don’t even know a find feature exists for emails on their iOS devices. … Read More

How to Show the Expanded Print Details Dialog in Mac OS by Default

Mar 19, 2018 - 14 Comments
How to show the expanded Print dialog always in Mac OS

Do you frequently access the detailed printing options when printing from a Mac? If so, you’ll really appreciate this trick to always show the expanded print dialog window and settings screen.

How to Fix “Verification Required” for Apps Downloads on iPhone and iPad

Mar 18, 2018 - 47 Comments
How to Fix Verification Required message on iPhone or iPad

You may discover a “Verification Required” error message when attempting to install or update free apps from the iOS App Store on an iPhone or iPad, thereby preventing the user from downloading apps or updating any apps. The complete message is either “Verification Required – Before you can make purchases, you must tap Continue to … Read More

Make a SuperDrive Work on Unsupported Macs? It’s Possible!

Mar 17, 2018 - 21 Comments
SuperDrive on a Mac

The Apple SuperDrive is an external CD / DVD drive that reads and writes to optical discs, and while it works great with many Macs, there are some Mac models where the SuperDrive doesn’t work, like any Mac that happened to come with a built-in optical drive. For the computers that do not support the … Read More

How to Change Audio Import Settings in iTunes on Mac & Windows

Mar 16, 2018 - 5 Comments
Change audio import settings in iTunes for audio encoder and audio quality

If you’re ripping CDs to import a music collection into iTunes on a Mac or Windows PC, you may be interested in knowing that you can change the media encoding for imported music. By default, iTunes will import and rip CDs using the MP3 Encoder at 160kbps, but if you want to change the encoding … Read More

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