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How to Download San Francisco Fonts for Mac

Nov 11, 2018 - 5 Comments
San Francisco Fonts for Mac

Apple has created a custom font named “San Francisco” for use as the system font in iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. It’s a gorgeously simple font that is highly legible regardless of what Apple system or display it’s used on, and if you’re a developer or designer you may appreciate having access to the San … Read More

How to Force Reload Webpage Without Cache in Google Chrome for Mac

Nov 10, 2018 - 4 Comments
Google Chrome

Need to force refresh a webpage without loading it from cache in Google Chrome? We’ll show you how a few ways to reload a webpage without cache in Chrome for Mac and Windows. For some quick background, web browsers will cache websites you visit in order to speed up return visits. This is a good … Read More

iCloud Symbol Next to Apps on iPhone or iPad? Here’s What It Means & How to Fix It

Nov 9, 2018 - 5 Comments

Have you seen a cloud symbol appear next to the app name of an icon on your iPhone or iPad screen? If so, you might be wondering what that white cloud symbol means, what it does, and how to get rid of it, and you’re certainly not alone! After fielding varieties of this question a … Read More

How to Stop Wallpaper Moving Around on iPhone and iPad

Nov 8, 2018 - 2 Comments
How to disable Wallpaper Perspective Zoom in iOS to stop wallpaper motion and movement

Have you ever noticed that your iPad or iPhone wallpaper moves around as you pick up the device and physically move it around? If you’re prone to motion sickness, you’ve almost undoubtedly noticed this Perspective Zoom feature, as the parallax effect induces nausea in some susceptible users, and for others they’re maybe just left wondering … Read More

How to Get Battery Life Remaining on iPhone or iPad with Siri

Nov 7, 2018 - 4 Comments
How to get battery life remaining from Siri on iPhone or iPad

Want to quickly get the battery life of an iPhone or iPad? While on some iOS devices you can glance at the top of the screen to see the battery percentage remaining, newer iPhone models with the top screen notch hide the battery life percentage and instead require users to find battery life in Control … Read More

How to Enable Screen Recording on iPhone & iPad in iOS

Nov 6, 2018 - 6 Comments
How to stop a screen recording in iOS

Have you ever wondered how to record the screen of an iPhone or iPad? Thanks to the built-in iOS Screen Recording feature, you can capture recordings of an iPad or iPhone in use, and then save or share those recorded screen video files for any number of purposes. To be able to use Screen Recording … Read More

How to Enable Dashboard in MacOS Mojave

Nov 5, 2018 - 22 Comments
Enable Dashboard in MacOS Mojave

Dashboard is disabled by default in MacOS Mojave, but if you’re a fan of the handy underappreciated widgets feature on the Mac, for quick access to things like unit conversion tools, weather reports, calendar, a dictionary and thesaurus, world clocks, and more, then you will be happy to know that you can quickly enable Dashboard … Read More

How to Access Notification Center on iPad and iPhone with iOS 12

Nov 4, 2018 - 9 Comments
Manage Notifications in Notification Center

Can’t find Notification Center? Some iPad and iPhone users may be wondering where they can see all of their notifications and alerts on their devices with iOS 12. Accessing Notification Center on an iPhone or iPad is easy with iOS 12, it’s just a matter of using the proper swipe gesture from the correct location.

How to Download All Your Flickr Photos

Nov 3, 2018 - 6 Comments
How to download photos from Flickr

Want to download all of your photos from Flickr? Perhaps you have a very old Flickr account that you haven’t used in years, and now you want to backup and download those Flickr photos to your computer? Now might be a good time to login and download all those all Flickr photos so that you … Read More

How to Extract a XIP File in MacOS

Nov 2, 2018 - 3 Comments
Opening a xip file on Mac

Need to extract a .xip file? Maybe you’re trying to figure out what a .xip is that you came across on a Mac? The XIP (.xip) file format is an archive that is similar to zip, except that .xip files typically include a digital signature that can be verified on the operating system before the … Read More

How to Use Group FaceTime on iPhone & iPad

Nov 1, 2018 - 4 Comments
How to use Group FaceTime video chat on iPhone and iPad

The iPhone and iPad now have the ability to make Group FaceTime video calls, where you can have up to 32 people participating in a group video chat. Let’s walk through how to start a Group FaceTime video chat on the iPhone and iPad, and also demonstrate how to add people to an existing FaceTime … Read More

How to Boot in Single User Mode on a Mac

Oct 29, 2018 - 3 Comments
How to Boot in Single User Mode on Mac

Advanced Mac users can boot into Single User Mode, which loads directly into the command line of Mac OS and skips the familiar friendly user interface. Booting into Single User Mode on a Mac can be helpful for some troubleshooting purposes and administrative tasks, but is generally best reserved for use by advanced Mac users … Read More

How to Delete All Google Search Activity from a Google Account

Oct 28, 2018 - 3 Comments
How to delete all Google search activity

Google has made it easier to delete all Google search activity data that is related to your Google account, meaning all the stuff you have searched google.com for and clicked on while logged into a Google account, you’ll be able to clear out and permanently delete if you feel the need to do so. This … Read More

How to Use & Access DVD Player in MacOS Mojave

Oct 27, 2018 - 11 Comments
DVD Player in MacOS Mojave

If regularly use a Mac with an Apple SuperDrive or other DVD player, you may be wondering where the DVD Player app went in macOS Mojave, and perhaps you have arrived at the conclusion that it’s missing since it’s no longer visible in the /Applications folder or Launchpad. It’s not missing however, it turns out … Read More

How to Stop “Upgrade to MacOS Mojave” Notification Banners in Mac OS

Oct 26, 2018 - 39 Comments
Disable Upgrade to MacOS Mojave notification alerts

Are you not ready to upgrade to MacOS Mojave yet? If so, you may wish to disable and hide the “Upgrade to macOS Mojave” notification banner that comes up frequently in prior versions of Mac OS system software, as Apple pushes users to upgrade to the latest MacOS release. Whether you’re avoiding the MacOS Mojave … Read More

How to Remove an Apple ID from a Mac

Oct 25, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Removing an Apple ID from a Mac

Have you unintentionally used an Apple ID or logged into an Apple ID on a Mac that isn’t yours, or perhaps that you don’t want iCloud access on? If so, you may wish to remove that Apple ID and iCloud account from that Mac. Similarly, you may want to delete an Apple ID from a … Read More

How to See Weather on Lock Screen of iPhone with iOS 12

Oct 24, 2018 - 15 Comments
The iPhone weather lock screen widget

The iPhone has an optional secret weather widget for the devices locked screen that can be enabled through an unlikely feature; Do Not Disturb mode. With this feature in use, you’ll see the days current temperature, weather conditions, and the forecast when you glance at your iPhone screen as you start the day. It’s a … Read More

Lost? Ask Siri “Where Am I?” to Get Your Current Location on iPhone

Oct 23, 2018 - 12 Comments
Get your current location with Siri by asking where am I

Have you ever been so lost that you don’t even know where you are? Your iPhone and Siri can help! Perhaps you were following someones bad directions to a destination and got wildly lost, maybe you’re in a new city and took a few too many wrong turns, or maybe you were the passenger in … Read More

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