Grab the 12 iPhone XR Wallpapers of Bubble Colors

Sep 16, 2018 - 1 Comment

iPhone XR wallpapers

The iPhone XR features a variety of snazzy wallpapers that are color matched to the devices themselves, each showing a colorful bubble or two that almost look like planets in some otherworldly conditions. Along with the 3 colorful oily bubble iPhone XS Max wallpapers they make for some visually appealing abstract background imagery for just about any device, so check them out below and enjoy some new wallpapers on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC, Android, or whatever else you’re rocking.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - 1 Comment

Download the 3 iPhone XS Max Wallpapers of Bubbles

Sep 15, 2018 - 1 Comment

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Wallpapers

The new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max include some fanciful wallpapers of colorful bubbles, they look sort of like bubbles of oil paints or even some fictional gas planets, but you don’t need to pre-order one of those fancy new iPhones to get your hands on the snazzy wallpaper images.

If you want to spruce up your existing iPhone or iPad with the latest wallpaper collection from Apple, you should enjoy these 3 wallpaper images of the color bubbles from the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. While the official versions on the iPhone XS line are Live Photos, you can download the regular stationary versions below for enjoying on any device.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - 1 Comment

How to Prepare for iOS 12 Update on iPhone & iPad

Sep 14, 2018 - 3 Comments

Prepare for iOS 12 update

Are you ready to install iOS 12 on your iPhone or iPad? The iOS 12 release date is September 17, and if you intend on updating right away you might want to take a few moments ahead of time to prepare for the iOS 12 software update.

We’ll walkthrough a few helpful tips to get your iOS device ready for the latest mobile operating system from Apple. From confirming device compatibility to performing some basic cleanup and maintenance, you’ll be ready for updating to iOS 12 in no time.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

How to Pre-Order iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, Apple Watch 4 Tonight

Sep 13, 2018 - 12 Comments

Pre-order iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

If you plan on pre-ordering one of the all new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or the Apple Watch Series 4, tonight is the night. Pre-ordering an iPhone or Apple Watch basically insures that you will be amongst the earliest consumers to get your hands on the latest devices from Apple, as they almost always sell out initially and then it can take weeks or even months for Apple to catch up to the demand.

If you’re an early adopter who wants to wait as little as possible to get your hands on an iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or Apple Watch 4, then pre-ordering is the way to go. We’ll share a few tips and suggestions to get your pre-order smoothly, increasing your odds of being able to land one of the coveted new devices as early as possible.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 12 Comments

MacOS Mojave Beta 11 Released for Testing

Sep 12, 2018 - 2 Comments

MacOS Mojave beta

Apple has released macOS Mojave developer beta 11 and macOS Mojave public beta 10 for users enrolled in the MacOS system software beta testing programs.

The latest beta update arrives as build 18A389, and there is some speculation that it could be a candidate for GM based on the fact that iOS 12 GM was just released for downloading.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 2 Comments

iOS 12 GM Download Available Now for iPhone and iPad

Sep 12, 2018 - 10 Comments

iOS 12 GM download

Apple has released iOS 12 GM to download for iPhone and iPad users who are currently enrolled in the beta testing programs. GM stands for Golden Master, a software development term that indicates the particular version of software is finalized for mass availability. Basically that means that, absent any

The iOS 12 GM release, carrying the build number 16A366, is available now for both developer beta and public beta testers of the operating system.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 10 Comments

Release Dates for iOS 12, macOS Mojave, watchOS 5, tvOS 12 Revealed

Sep 12, 2018 - Leave a Comment

Release dates for iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

Apple has announced the official release dates for the bevy of new system software updates coming this fall, including iOS 12, macOS Mojave 10.14, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12.

The new software versions mean that if you have a reasonably new Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, or Apple TV, you’ll be gaining new features and functionalities on your devices soon.

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iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr, & Apple Watch 4 Released

Sep 12, 2018 - 10 Comments

iPhone XS and iPhone XR

Apple has released three all-new iPhone models, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Each of the new iPhone models features a redesign influenced by the iPhone X, and each model is available in different screen sizes, varying storage capacities, and a variety of stylish color options.

Additionally, Apple has launched the new Apple Watch Series 4.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 10 Comments

How to Show Full URL & Subdomains in Google Chrome 69

Sep 11, 2018 - 4 Comments


The latest versions of Google Chrome web browser default to not showing the full URL of a website, stripping away any subdomains, including the “www” subdomain prefix, and URL schemes, which are labeled as ‘trivial’ by Chrome. This is controversial given that many websites use subdomains and “www” to host completely different websites, but nonetheless the setting is the new default in the Chrome browser.

If you’re a Google Chrome browser user and you want to always show the full URL including “www” or any subdomain, you can re-enable the display of full URL schemes in Chrome 69 or newer.

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How to Disable Google Chrome UI Theme Redesign and Return to Classic UI

Sep 10, 2018 - 23 Comments

How to disable new Chrome theme UI

If you have updated Google Chrome web browser recently you likely noticed there is a new themed visual overhaul called Material Design that comes along for the ride. The new themed Chrome appears to come as the default in Chrome version 69 or later. While some users may be pleased with the new theme look in Chrome and the different user interface, others may prefer Chrome to respect the operating systems default visual appearance instead of using a unique theme.

If you’d like to disable the newly redesigned Chrome browser themed interface, you can do so by toggling a vaguely named setting in the Chrome app.

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How to Use Maps in Globe View on Mac

Sep 10, 2018 - 10 Comments

Globe view in Maps for Mac

Have you ever wanted a little digital globe you could interact with, spinning the Earth around to see the continents, oceans, and features of our planet? If so, you’ll be happy to discover that the Maps app on the Mac has a hidden globe view that allows you to interact with and spin planet Earth as a virtual globe.

The hidden globe view in Maps can be a great feature for obvious geography reasons, whether it’s for informational, exploration, educational uses, just having a little fun, or any other reason you’d like to reference a globe. Even more interesting is that Maps Globe view uses satellite data to show the Earth surface relative to the sun, making both day time and night time views visible depending on the time of day. The whole Globe view is quite interesting and fun to play with.

Read on to learn how to access Globe view in the Maps application for Mac.
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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 10 Comments

How to Find Windows Product Key via Command in Windows or Linux

Sep 9, 2018 - 26 Comments

How to get a Windows product key

Have you ever needed to find a Windows product key? Maybe you’re troubleshooting a Windows PC, planning on re-installing Windows 10 in a virtual machine, installing on a PC, or installing into Boot Camp on a Mac, or maybe you have a PC computer running Windows that needs the Windows product key for some reason or another.

This article will show you three different ways for how to find a Windows product key directly from Windows itself on the computer, without having to rely on tracking down the Windows product key card from a box, email, or COA. So if you lost or misplaced any of those, don’t worry, the methods covered will work to retrieve the Windows product key directly from Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, or even Linux. And yes if you’re running Windows in Boot Camp on a Mac or in a VM, these tricks work there too.

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