How to Watch YouTube Links in Safari on iPhone & iPad Instead of Opening YouTube App

Feb 11, 2018 - 9 Comments

YouTube

If you have an iPhone or iPad with the third party YouTube app installed, you may notice that when you click to open a YouTube link from Safari or elsewhere, you’ll discover he YouTube app opens to watch the video. This happens even if you want to watch the YouTube video on the YouTube website in Safari for iOS.

There are a few workarounds to this situation, each of which will allow you to stay on the YouTube website in Safari, so if you’re annoyed with the YouTube app launching (or trying to open the page in the app) when watching YouTube videos from an iOS device, read on to learn your options.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 9 Comments

Feeling Nostalgic? Run WinAmp in a Web Browser & Play MP3s!

Feb 10, 2018 - 5 Comments

Run WinAmp in a web browser today

Do you remember WinAmp, the old funky ’90s music player for Windows and Mac? If you were a computer user in the late 1990s during the dot com boom, you probably used WinAmp to play your MP3 library, maybe even running it alongside Napster. At that time the quirky media player felt very modern and cutting edge, and was so ubiquitous that it was kind of like the iTunes of the era. If you had a computer and an mp3 collection, you probably used WinAmp.

Well if you’re feeling some computing nostalgia for WinAmp, you’re in luck because an enterprising developer has recreated a fully functional WinAmp2 clone entirely in Javascript, and that means you can run good old WinAmp today in your web browser on a Mac, Windows PC, or even iOS device.

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun, Retro - 5 Comments

How to Disable Breathe Reminders on Apple Watch

Feb 9, 2018 - 3 Comments

How to disable Apple Watch Breathe reminders

The Apple Watch will periodically remind you to breathe with the Breathe app, which attempts to guide a user to take a series of deep breathes after it nudges you and tells you to “take a minute to Breathe.” This is much like the Apple Watch reminding you to stand up and move around, as the wrist watch attempts to nudge you into healthier behavior. The Breathe function is aimed at being “mindful” and the associated iPhone Health app tracks the breath data through the “Mindfulness” section of Health app data. But not everyone wants the breathe reminders on their Apple Watch, so if you’re not turning purple from forgetting to inhale and exhale, then you can disable the breathe reminders on Apple Watch.

This tutorial will walk through how to adjust the Apple Watch Breathe reminders in three different ways; turning off the Breathe reminders completely, snoozing them for a while, and also who to turn them off just for the day.
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By Paul Horowitz - Apple Watch, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

How to Select Multiple Photos Quickly on iPhone and iPad with a Drag & Select Gesture

Feb 8, 2018 - 8 Comments

Select Many Photos in iOS Photos App Simultaneously with Tap & Drag Gesture

Modern versions of iOS offer a convenient dragging gesture that allows iPhone and iPad users to quickly select multiple pictures from the Photos app, without having to continuously tap on images or use the select by date method.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 8 Comments

How to Use Lock Screen in MacOS High Sierra

Feb 7, 2018 - 20 Comments

How to Use Lock Screen on Mac

Mac users have long been able to use various tricks to lock the screen of their computers, but with MacOS High Sierra 10.13.x onward, a simpler and faster option is now available on the Mac with an official Lock Screen feature.

With the new Lock Screen feature, you can instantly lock down a Mac through a system-wide menu option, or with a keyboard shortcut. Once Lock Screen has been enabled, a proper user login and password must be entered before the Mac can be accessed again. This is an excellent privacy and security feature, and one that Mac users should familiarize themselves with if they frequently use their computers in a public setting, be it at work, school, home, or anywhere else they may want to password protect their computer to prevent unwanted access.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 20 Comments

MacOS 10.13.4 Beta 2 Released for Testing

Feb 6, 2018 - 1 Comment

macOS High Sierra supplemental update

Apple has released the second beta build of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 to Mac users participating in the beta testing program.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 1 Comment

How to Use diff to Compare Two Files at Mac Command Line

Feb 6, 2018 - 3 Comments

Use diff to compare files at the command line

Need to quickly compare two files for differences? The command line ‘diff’ tool offers a great choice for users comfortable with the Terminal. Diff allows you to easily compare two files, with the command output reporting back any differences between the inputted files.

The diff command is available by default on the Mac, and it works the same in Linux and other unix operating systems as well, just in care you were wondering, and for Windows users it’s quite similar to how the ‘fc’ file compare tool works.

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iOS 11.3 Beta 2 Available to Download

Feb 6, 2018 - Leave a Comment

iOS 11.3 beta 2

Apple has released iOS 11.3 beta 2 to iPhone and iPad users engaged in the iOS beta testing program. Apple also released the second beta of tvOS 11.3, and later released new second beta of macOS 10.13.4 as well.

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How to Hide All Other Windows Except Active App on Mac OS

Feb 5, 2018 - 1 Comment

Finder icon on the Mac

Want to quickly focus your attention on the active application in Mac OS by hiding all other windows? There’s an excellent little-known keyboard shortcut and menu item that does exactly that, and when executed properly you will hide literally every window and open application on the Mac except for the currently active application.

This is an incredibly useful keyboard shortcut and feature if your Mac screen is overloaded with a million windows and apps and you want to quickly dismiss unused background apps, without having to quit them or arrange any other windows. All this does is hide the inactive application windows, it doesn’t close anything, so you can easily get to the hidden apps again if need be.

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

How to Show a Map of All Geotagged Photos on Mac

Feb 4, 2018 - Leave a Comment

Show a map of geotagged pictures on Mac Photos app

Have you ever wished you could view all of your geotagged pictures on a map? With the Mac Photos app, you can do exactly that by accessing a handy map of all images containing geotagging and GPS data, each displayed on a nice navigable map, right within the Photos app of Mac OS.

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

How to Charge iPhone While Listening to Music Simultaneously via AUX Headphone Jack

Feb 3, 2018 - 22 Comments

Charge iPhone while listening to music through headphone jack again

Want to listen to music via a 3.5mm audio source, while simultaneously charging an iPhone? That used to be easy, but all new iPhone models have done away with the longstanding headphone jack, which once allowed users to easily connect their iPhone to home stereo systems, car stereos, headphones, and other speakers and audio interfaces via the 3.5mm AUX port, while still maintaining the availability of the Lighting charger port.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 22 Comments

Copy Paste Not Working on Mac? Here’s How to Fix a Stuck Clipboard

Feb 2, 2018 - 1 Comment

Fix copy and paste not working with a Mac keyboard

Using copy and paste is a routine part of most peoples Mac workflow, so if suddenly the Copy and Paste feature stops working or the clipboard appears stuck, you can imagine why that’s annoying.

Don’t stress out, most issues with nonfunctional clipboards and copy and paste on the Mac can be resolved with a series of fairly simple troubleshooting steps.

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