Move & Relocate the Spotlight Search Window in Mac OS

Oct 18, 2016 - 1 Comment

Move the Spotlight search window anywhere on screen in Mac OS X

The Spotlight search window can be moved around screen in modern versions of Mac OS X, which is great if you want to move the Spotlight window away from something that it’s obstructing, or perhaps because you’d rather it be in the corner of the display then in the middle of the Mac screen.

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

How to Search and Send GIFs with Messages in iOS 10

Oct 17, 2016 - 11 Comments

Search and Send GIFS in Messages for iOS

The new Messages app in iOS 10 includes an animated GIF search feature which allows you to search for and send GIFs to any recipient, whether they have an iPhone with iMessage or not.

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

iOS 10.0.3 Update for iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus Available

Oct 17, 2016 - 6 Comments

iOS 10.0.3 is available for iPhone 7

Apple has released iOS 10.0.3 for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users. The small update, which arrives as build 14A551, includes a bug fix to resolve potential cellular connectivity issues.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News - 6 Comments

Use the iPhone Flashlight & Adjust Flashlight Brightness in iOS 10

Oct 16, 2016 - 4 Comments

iPhone flashlight

With the latest versions of iOS, your wonderfully useful iPhone flashlight can adjust the strength of its flashlight brightness, with three options of LED brightness intensity. This is really great to have the iPhone, as many dedicated LED flashlights have a similar ability to adjust the strength of the light, with a little switch to toggle between various levels of brightness shone from the flashlight. And now your iPhone does too!

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

How to Check IPSW Signing Status

Oct 15, 2016 - 14 Comments

Checking IPSW signing status

Whether or not an IPSW firmware file is signed determines whether or not you can use that IPSW to update iOS or whether or not you can downgrade iOS to a prior version. Put simply, if an IPSW firmware file is not being signed by Apple through their servers, it can not be used to place onto an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

This leads to a fairly obvious question; how do you know if a particular IPSW iOS version is being signed by Apple or not?

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 14 Comments

How to Use Picture in Picture Video Player on Mac

Oct 14, 2016 - 6 Comments

Mac Picture in Picture video mode

Picture in Picture mode is one of the more useful features available in the latest version of MacOS, essentially it allows you to pop open a little hovering video player that is unobtrusive as it floats over the screen. This is great whether you’re watching a game, tutorial, TV show, or a movie while working (or just pretending to work).

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

How to Post Live Photos to Instagram & Facebook

Oct 13, 2016 - 1 Comment

How to Post a Live Photo to Instagram and Facebook

Capturing Live Photos with the iPhone camera is a lot of fun, but when you share those moments with friends through Instagram or Facebook the “Live” aspect of the photo disappears and only the still picture posts to the service instead. Of course, we want to post the Live Photo the Instagram or Facebook, rather than just the normal picture, and that’s exactly what we’ll show you how to do.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

Battery Life Tips for iPhone 7

Oct 13, 2016 - 8 Comments

iPhone 7 battery life tips

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are great phones that are said to get even better battery life than predecessors. But not everyone notices that increase in battery life, and some users may feel like their iPhone 7 battery is draining a little faster than it should. Additionally, many iPhone owners may already be satisfied with how long the iPhone 7 battery lasts, but they’d like it to sustain a charge even longer.

If you want to improve battery life on an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, read on.

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

How to Delete a Snapchat Account

Oct 12, 2016 - 3 Comments

How to delete a Snapchat account

Want to delete your Snapchat account? Welcome to the club! OK but really, if you want to permanently delete your Snapchat account you’ve likely looked around in the Snapchat app and gone nowhere, that’s because you have to go through a series of steps to deactivate and then delete an account on every teenagers and millennials favorite service.

We’ll walk you through how to permanently delete any Snapchat account.

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

How to Reinstall macOS Sierra

Oct 12, 2016 - 3 Comments

How to reinstall macOS Sierra

Some Mac users may need to reinstall macOS Sierra system software; typically this is necessary only as a troubleshooting technique, though there may be other reasons to reinstall Sierra as well. The method we are going to outline here will reinstall macOS Sierra without formatting or erasing the Mac, instead only macOS Sierra 10.12 system software will be reinstalled. The obvious advantage to this approach is that it aims to preserve user files, apps, documents, data, pictures, and customizations, while only reinstalling Mac OS system software itself.

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How to Use Universal Clipboard on Mac, iPhone, iPad

Oct 11, 2016 - 22 Comments

Using Universal Clipboard on Mac and IOS

Universal Clipboard is one of the greatest features available with the latest versions of macOS and iOS which allow you to copy and paste between devices across platform or devices. For example, you can copy a link on a Mac and then paste it into an email on the iPhone, or copy a picture on the iPhone and paste it into a document on the Mac. You could also copy something from an iPhone and paste it over to an iPad, or from one Mac to another, and vice versa.

Universal Clipboard is part of the Continuity set of features and it works seamlessly, allowing you to copy text, images and pictures, even video, between Macs or iOS devices. If you aren’t yet using this feature, you really should be, so let’s cover the requirements and how it works.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 22 Comments

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Beta 4 Released

Oct 11, 2016 - 10 Comments

macOS Sierra

Apple has released the fourth beta version of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 to users enrolled in the beta testing programs.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 10 Comments

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