Supplemental Update for New MacBook Air 2018 Released

Nov 7, 2018 - 16 Comments

Supplemental Update for MacBook Air 2018

If you have just received or are soon getting a brand new 2018 Retina MacBook Air anytime in the near future, don’t miss out on an important supplemental software update that is available for the machine.

Apple has issued the supplemental software update specific to the new Retina MacBook Air, labeled as “macOS Mojave 10.14.1 Supplemental Update for MacBook Air (2018)”, and it’s available immediately.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 16 Comments

Beta 2 of MacOS 10.14.2 and iOS 12.1.1 Released for Testing

Nov 7, 2018 - 1 Comment

macOS and iOS beta testing

Apple has released the second beta versions of iOS 12.1.1 and MacOS Mojave 10.14.2 for users participating in the Apple system software beta testing programs.

The beta software updates are available now for users in both the developer beta and the public beta testing programs for iOS and MacOS.

Separately, Apple has also released a new beta version of watchOS 5.1.2 and tvOS 12.1.1 for users running beta software on Apple Watch and Apple TV, respectively.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 1 Comment

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 Center, like on the iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and iPhone X.

But there’s another way to get battery life percentage remaining quickly in iOS, and that’s by using everyones favorite voice assistant, Siri.

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

How to Enable Screen Recording on iPhone & iPad in iOS

Nov 6, 2018 - 6 Comments

How to Record Screen on iPhone or iPad with 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 in iOS you will need to enable the screen recorder feature first, and then it’s just a matter of knowing how to use this excellent feature that is native in modern versions of iOS.

Read on to learn how to enable this feature first, and then how to capture and record the screen of an iPhone or iPad, with no computer needed. We’ll also show you some helpful tips for capturing screen recordings successfully in iOS.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

How to Enable Dashboard in MacOS Mojave

Nov 5, 2018 - 13 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 in MacOS Mojave.

You can use Dashboard in MacOS as a Space or as an Overlay. Dashboard as a Space puts it alongside other virtual desktops in Mission Control, whereas Dashboard as an Overlay places it hovering over the current desktop or app.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 13 Comments

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

Nov 4, 2018 - 9 Comments

Where are notifications in iOS on iPhone and iPad

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.

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

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 have a local copy or your pictures and images!

Downloading all of your photos from Flickr can be desirable for many reasons, but it may be particularly important right now. If you follow tech news, you may have learned that Flickr is going to now limit free user accounts to a total of 1000 photos. This essentially means that many dormant and long-forgotten Flickr accounts could have countless photos deleted from every non-paying account that is over the 1000 free storage photo limit, unless of course you pay for the $50 annual fee to continue to store more than 1000 photos online with Flickr. If you don’t want to pay for the fee (or even if you do, but realize you’d like to have a local backup of your Flickr photos anyway) then you can use some easy to use Flickr tools to download all of your photos from the website to a computer.

The methods we’ll cover here will show you how to download all photos from a Flickr account easily, all you need is a web browser, your Flickr login, and a Mac or Windows PC.

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By Paul Horowitz - Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

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 archive is expanded. Thus, the .xip signature serves as a means to verify that the file has not been modified since it was originally packed by the creator of the archive file, which can protect against problems related to file transfers, disk errors, and file tampering.

Most Mac users won’t encounter any .xip file, but advanced Mac users and Mac developers often do, especially since many versions of the Xcode developer suite are available to download from Apple as a verified Xcode .xip file.

This article will demonstrate two different easy ways to open and extract XIP files on the Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

How to Use Group FaceTime on iPhone & iPad

Nov 1, 2018 - 3 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 video chat to turn that into a group video chat in iOS.

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

Get the 8 Colorful Abstract New iPad Pro Wallpapers

Oct 31, 2018 - 4 Comments

8 new colorful wallpapers from iPad Pro

Apple introduced the all new 2018 iPad Pro with a snazzy redesign, and as is often the case with new iOS hardware, the latest iPad Pro comes with a collection of all new wallpapers.

The latest batch of iPad Pro wallpapers feature colorful splashes, smears, and swirls of various paints, and the abstract art images make for excellent wallpapers for not just iPad but also for other iOS devices and Macs too (and probably Windows, Linux, and Android as well).

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - 4 Comments

First Beta of MacOS 10.14.2 and iOS 12.1.1 Released for Testing

Oct 31, 2018 - 3 Comments

new iOS 12 beta and macos mojave releases

Apple has released the first beta versions of iOS 12.1.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.2, and tvOS 12.1.1 for users enrolled in the respective developer beta testing programs.

Typically developer beta builds are released first, and public beta builds arrive soon after.

The latest beta builds of various Apple operating systems arrive just a day after the final releases of iOS 12.1 and MacOS Mojave 10.14.1 were made available to the general public.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 3 Comments

MacOS Mojave 10.14.1 Update Released for Download

Oct 30, 2018 - 36 Comments

MacOS Mojave 10.14.1

Apple has released MacOS Mojave 10.14.1 for Mac users running the Mojave operating system. The first major update to MacOS Mojave includes a few new additions, along with various bug fixes and resolutions to issues that existed in the first release.

For other Mac users, Apple has released security updates for Macs running MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 and MacOS Sierra 10.12.6.

Additionally, Apple released iOS 12.1 update for iPhone and iPad, along with watchOS 5.1 for Apple Watch and tvOS 12.1 for Apple TV.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 36 Comments

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