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Can’t Open Control Center from Lock Screen on iPad or iPhone? Here’s the Fix!

May 20, 2018 - 3 Comments
Access Control Center from Lock Screen of iPad and iPhone

The iOS Control Center is a great feature allowing iPhone and iPad users to quickly access screen brightness controls, volume controls, camera, wi-fi and bluetooth toggles, Do Not Disturb mode, and so much more thanks to the ability to customize it. But many iPad users, and some iPhone users too, may discover that Control Center … Read More

Apps Disappearing from iPhone or iPad? Try This Fix!

May 19, 2018 - 3 Comments
Stop apps disappearing from iPhone or iPad

Have you ever found that apps are disappearing from your iPhone or iPad? Maybe you hadn’t used a particular app in a while but you know for certain you downloaded it to your iOS device, but when you go looking for that app, it’s missing. While it’s certainly possible that you deleted the iOS app … Read More

How to Stop Signal Showing Message Previews on Locked Screen of iPhone or iPad

May 18, 2018 - 2 Comments
Signal

Signal is the encrypted messaging app that is used by many privacy conscious individuals on various platforms, but the Signal app defaults to showing a message preview on the locked screen of an iPhone or iPad, which may be convenient but it’s not particularly private. Given that Signal is typically sought out by users specifically … Read More

Deleted System Files from Mac OS? Here’s How to Get Them Back

May 17, 2018 - 5 Comments
How to restore deleted system files on Mac

Have you ever wondered what to do if you delete a system file from a Mac? Or maybe you’re wondering how you can get those system files back after they were deleted from the computer? While most Mac users should never modify system files in Mac OS and Mac OS X, some do anyway, and … Read More

How to Set Sleep Timer in Podcasts on iPhone to Automatically Stop Playing

May 16, 2018 - 6 Comments
Sleep Timer for Podcasts app on iOS

If you want a podcast to automatically stop playing after a designated period of time, the little-known Sleep Timer feature in Podcasts for iPhone or iPad is for you. Much like the name implies, Sleep Timer will play a podcast until a specified time completes, or when the current episode is done playing, and then … Read More

How to Make Apps Open in Full Screen Mode on Mac Automatically

May 15, 2018 - 9 Comments

Some Mac users really enjoy full screen mode for apps and windows, so much so that they might want to make Mac apps open in full screen mode automatically. While there is no system wide setting in Mac OS to make apps default to opening in full screen mode, there is a workaround trick that … Read More

How to Disable Loading of Remote Content & Images in Mail for Mac

May 14, 2018 - 2 Comments
Mail app icon

Emails often contain remotely loaded content, and most email clients, the Mac Mail app included, will default to automatically loading those remote images and remote content into an email. This is convenient and desired by many as it makes HTML and rich emails appear as intended, including things like HTML signatures. But loading of remote … Read More

Use This Simple Trick to Preserve Battery Life on iPhone by Stopping “Searching…”

May 13, 2018 - 13 Comments
Stop the iPhone from "Searching" with AirPlane Mode, this saves battery life when a signal is bad

If you’re traveling through areas of weak cellular signals and generally poor reception, you can save a significant amount of iPhone battery life simply by toggling the AirPlane Mode feature on. That may sound weird, but it really works, with the idea being that when an iPhone has an intermittent cell signal, the cellular modem … Read More

How to Setup & Use Signal on Mac or Windows PC

May 12, 2018 - 9 Comments
Signal on Mac

Signal is the popular encrypted messaging app that lets you send and receive encrypted messages across platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS. This makes Signal an excellent choice if you’re a Mac user or iPhone user that also wants to instantly communicate in a secure manner with someone else on a Mac, PC, … Read More

Messages Out of Order on iPhone? Try This Solution

May 11, 2018 - 8 Comments
Messages

Have you ever opened an iMessage conversation on iPhone to discover that the messages are out of order? If so, you’re not alone. While it can be annoying to have the Messages appear out of order in the Messages app of iOS, it’s usually a simple fix to get them to be in proper sequential … Read More

How to Export Notes as PDF on Mac

May 10, 2018 - 2 Comments
The Notes icon for Mac

The Notes app for Mac is a great place to jot down notes, lists, tasks, tidbits of information, URL and links that you don’t want to bookmark, gather collections of pictures and other info, password protected notes, and much more. And thanks to iCloud Notes, you can also automatically have those notes sync to other … Read More

The Fastest Way to View Old Messages on iPhone and iPad

May 9, 2018 - 2 Comments
Messages

The Messages app of iPhone and iPad will hold onto basically all text messages and iMessages that have been sent and received through the app on that particular device unless the message threads were either deleted manually, automatically removed, or not not restored through a backup. This means you can browse through very old messages … Read More

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