How to Fix Unzip Error “End-of-central-directory signature not found”

May 12, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to fix Zip file error End of Central Directory Signature not found

Rarely, you may attempt to unzip a zip archive and come across an error that states “End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on the last disk(s) of this archive.” This tutorial will attempt to resolve the zip file “End of central directory signature not found” errors when attempting to decompress an archive.

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Disabled Apple ID? Here’s How to Fix When an Apple ID is Disabled

May 11, 2019 - 6 Comments

How to fix a disabled Apple ID

For a variety of reasons, an Apple ID may become disabled. Usually this corresponds with an obvious message like “Apple ID Disabled” or “This Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons” or some other notification that you are unable to sign in to the locked Apple ID because it has been disabled. This can be seen when trying to login to an Apple ID on iPhone, iPad, Mac, iCloud.com, or any other place you might attempt to login to an Apple ID. Obviously a disabled Apple ID is a big deal because nearly the entire Apple universe is accessed through an Apple ID, including iCloud, Music, iTunes, App Store, and much more, so you’ll understandably want to regain access to an Apple ID to re-enable it and fix the issue.

If your Apple ID is disabled and you having trouble logging into the account, read on to learn how to troubleshoot and resolve this problem. We’ll cover three different approaches to fix a disabled Apple ID.

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How to Hide Holidays on Calendar for Mac

May 10, 2019 - 2 Comments

How to Hide Holidays from Calendar on Mac

Don’t want to see dozens of holidays on the Calendar for Mac? You can easily disable the Holiday Calendar in the Mac Calendar app. By turning off the Holiday Calendar, you will no longer see the broad array of religious holidays, cultural holidays, national holidays, political holidays, and other holidays on the Calendar app for Mac, this can be helpful to some users if they find the multi-dozens of holidays do not apply to them.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

iOS 12.3 Beta 6 Released for Testing

May 10, 2019 - Leave a Comment

iOS 12.3 beta 6 released for testing

Apple has released iOS 12.3 beta 6 to users enrolled in the beta system software testing program. The sixth beta build comes just a few days after the fifth beta build, and thus far has arrived on its own rather than with new beta updates to the other ongoing beta builds of macOS, tvOS, or watchOS.

Usually a developer beta build comes out first and is soon followed up by a public beta version of the same build.

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How to Delete Health Data on iPhone

May 9, 2019 - 4 Comments

How to Delete Health Data on iPhone

Want to delete the Health app data from iPhone? Some users may decide they want to remove their Health data from iPhone for a variety of reasons, perhaps as a storage conservation mechanism if a user discovers the Health app data is taking up multiple gigabytes of storage on a device, or to clear out old health data, or to remove health data from another person (without clearing the entire phone, for example if you let someone take a jog wearing your Apple Watch), for privacy, among other purposes to to delete Health app data.

This article will show you how to delete data from the Health app on iPhone.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple Watch, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

How to Download Microsoft Edge Beta for Mac Right Now

May 8, 2019 - 2 Comments

Microsoft Edge for Mac Dev

Want to try out and download the upcoming Microsoft Edge web browser for Mac? You can do that right now, without having to wait for the final version to come out.

Microsoft has announced that the Microsoft Edge browser will be coming to the Mac platform natively, meaning you won’t have to run Microsoft Edge in a Windows 10 virtual machine if you don’t want to, instead Microsoft Edge will run as a regular app on the Mac. Microsoft Edge for Mac is built off of Chromium and is actively under development, and while in beta there will be two builds available to try out for users who are interested; a nightly changing Canary build, and a weekly changing Dev build. Eventually a final version will be released to the general public of course too. But you don’t have to wait for the final version to be released to download and use the Microsoft Edge browser for Mac right now, so if you feel like trying out a new web browser on your Mac, follow the links below to download Edge for MacOS:

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

How to Remove Holidays from Calendar on iPhone & iPad

May 7, 2019 - 11 Comments

How to remove Holiday Calendar on iPhone or iPad

A wide variety of Holidays are shown on the Calendar of iPhone and iPad by default, including many religious holidays, cultural holidays, secular holidays, national holidays, and traditional holidays. If you do not want these Holidays showing on iPhone or iPad Calendar app, you can easily hide them by removing the Holiday Calendar in iOS Calendar app.

Additionally, sometimes the Calendar app in iOS shows repeat entries for the same Holidays, for example you might see multiple Calendar entries for the exact same Holiday. We’ll show you how to disable those repetitive holiday calendars on the iPhone and iPad too.

Finally, we’ll also show you how to complete delete the Holiday Calendar from iPhone or iPad if you don’t ever want to see any of them.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 11 Comments

iOS 12.3 Beta 5 & MacOS 10.14.5 Beta 5 Available for Testing

May 7, 2019 - Leave a Comment

macOS and iOS beta testing

The fifth beta build of iOS 12.3 and MacOS 10.14.5 has been released to users participating in the Apple system software beta testing programs. Typically a developer beta rolls out first and is soon followed by a public beta build.

Additionally, new beta builds of watchOS 5.2.1 and tvOS 12.3 have been made available.

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How to Convert a Numbers File to CSV on Mac

May 6, 2019 - 1 Comment

Convert Numbers to CSV on Mac

If you need to convert a Numbers spreadsheet file to CSV format from a Mac, you can do so quickly with the Numbers app. CSV stands for Comma Separated Values and is broadly used by many spreadsheet, database, and data storage uses, whereas Numbers is a spreadsheet app that is exclusive to the Mac and iOS platforms. Accordingly, there are many reasons why it may be necessary to convert a Numbers file to a CSV.

We’ll show you how to quickly convert a Numbers spreadsheet file into a CSV file for use where necessary.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to Reverse Image Search with Google Chrome the Easy Way

May 5, 2019 - 14 Comments

How to reverse image search Google the easy way with Chrome

Reverse Image Search allows you to search the web for matches based upon a picture or photo. For example if you have a specific picture of a thing or person, you can use Reverse Image Search to search the web for other instances of that exact picture, or pictures like it. Reverse image search has many practical applications, from trying to determine the origin of a picture, to fact checking, to verifying the legitimacy of an image, and much more.

Using Reverse Image Search with Google is easy, we’ll show you an ultra quick way to use this powerful web tool within the Chrome web browser.

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By Paul Horowitz - Tips & Tricks - 14 Comments

How to Cancel Apple Music Subscription

May 4, 2019 - 2 Comments

How to Cancel Apple Music Subscription

Do you want to cancel an Apple Music subscription? You can easily stop an Apple Music subscription from billing you again on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, or PC.

For those who are less familiar, Apple Music is a paid $9.99 per month streaming music service from Apple that gives you access to a wide variety of music to stream to an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, or PC. Apple Music does not include a free streaming tier however, so if you have decided to cancel the service you will no longer have any access to music streaming in the app, unlike the free tiers offered by Spotify, Pandora, and some other streaming music services.

There are several different ways you can cancel an Apple Music subscription, from an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or other device. We’ll cover how to cancel Apple Music from iPhone, iPad, Mac, and from anywhere else by using the web.

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Get a Fancy Animated Apple Logo Screensaver for Mac

May 3, 2019 - 8 Comments

Brooklyn animated Apple logo screen saver

If you’re looking for a unique Apple-themed screensaver for the Mac, the free third party Brooklyn screen saver offers a fun collection of stylized and fanciful animations of the Apple logo.

The animated Apple logos used in the Brooklyn screensaver appear to be based on various Apple logo animations seen during an Apple event from fall of 2018, presumably the creator of the screensaver extracted the logos from an event video or from some other means. Whatever the case, the screen saver is really quite nice, and it works with the optional clock setting too which many Mac screen saver users appreciate.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize, Fun, Mac OS X - 8 Comments

28 Safari Keyboard Shortcuts for iPad

May 2, 2019 - 4 Comments

Safari for iPad keyboard shortcuts

Safari for iPad has a wide variety of helpful keyboard shortcuts available in the app for when the iPad is connected to a physical keyboard. These are great to memorize as they’re sure to improve your Safari use, particularly if your iPad serves as a computer alternative or replacement.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

How to Convert a Pages File to PDF on Mac

May 1, 2019 - 5 Comments

Pages for Mac

You can convert a document made with Pages app to be a PDF file. This can be helpful if you’re trying to send a Pages document to someone who is not on a Mac or iOS device, but it can also be helpful if you want to preserve formatting and other information in the Pages file as part of the document to prevent changes. Additionally, PDF is a universally readable file format that is often required to be used by many corporate and educational settings, and so you may find a situation where it’s not only helpful but essential to save a Pages file as a PDF document.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

Call Sound Issues with iPhone? 23 Tips to Troubleshoot & Fix iPhone Call Quality Problems

Apr 30, 2019 - 4 Comments

How to fix iPhone phone call sound issues

Does the audio quality of iPhone sound bad when you’re making or receiving phone calls? Are you struggling to understand what people are saying on the phone, or they have a hard time hearing you as you talk on your iPhone?

Occasionally, some iPhone users report that phone call audio is muffled, sound distant, sounds crackly, calls breaking up, hard to hear, people can’t hear what you’re saying, you can’t hear what they’re saying, and other call sound issues. This can happen on just about any iPhone model, but more recently people are sometimes complaining about call sound problems on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, and iPhone 7 models, often with the speaker or microphone, and both for outbound calls and inbound calls.

There are many different possible reasons why iPhone call quality may sound bad, and this guide will attempt to troubleshoot these type of issues with iPhone call sound and call quality, offering a range of tips and tricks to resolve and fix call audio problems.

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Use an iPad as a Desk Workstation with Stand and Keyboard for $35

Apr 29, 2019 - 12 Comments

Cheap and easy iPad desk workstation setup with iPad stand and iPad keyboard

Want to use an iPad like a desktop workstation? With a couple of low-cost third party accessories, you can easily do just that and quickly setup a functional environment for using an iPad at a desk kind of like a mini-computer. All you need is an iPad stand and an external keyboard, and you’re good to go! And it even looks pretty good too, especially considering the low budget.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, Mac Setups, Tips & Tricks - 12 Comments

Beta 4 of iOS 12.3 & MacOS 10.14.5 Released for Testing

Apr 29, 2019 - Leave a Comment

macOS and iOS beta testing

Apple has released iOS 12.3 beta 4 along with MacOS 10.14.5 beta 4 for users enrolled in the various system software beta testing programs.

Separately, Apple has also released new beta builds for watchOS 5.2.1 beta 4 and tvOS 12.3 beta 4.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - Leave a Comment

How to Change Downloaded Music Quality in Spotify

Apr 28, 2019 - 1 Comment

Spotify

If you want to adjust the audio quality of music downloaded from Spotify, you can easily do so in the apps settings on an iPhone, iPad, or Android. The default music quality setting is “Normal” at 96 kbit/s, but you can choose to download music at “High” 160 kbit/s, or even “Very High” at 320 kbit/s.

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By Paul Horowitz - Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

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