How to Downgrade macOS High Sierra

Oct 12, 2017 - 10 Comments

How to Downgrade macOS High Sierra

Some MacOS High Sierra 10.13.x users may wish to downgrade back to macOS Sierra 10.12.x or even Mac OS X El Capitan. Mac users can downgrade from High Sierra to a prior Mac OS release, either by formatting the hard drive and clean installing Sierra or another prior system release, or by relying on a Time Machine backup made prior to the update to macOS High Sierra.

The downgrade method we’ll cover here uses a Time Machine backup to restore to a prior version of macOS and downgrade macOS High Sierra 10.13. If you do not have a Time Machine backup made with a previous version of Mac OS, this will not be possible to follow.

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How to Pin Notes in iOS for Easy Note Access

Oct 12, 2017 - 3 Comments

Notes icon in iOS

If you use the iOS Notes app often and juggle a myriad of individual notes lists, you may find the new notes pinning feature to be helpful. By pinning a note to the top of the Notes list, you can access any particular note easier and faster than ever before, without having to scroll through a lengthy list of notes on the iPhone or iPad since it will be at the very beginning.

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

How to Open All Images Into One Window in Preview for Mac

Oct 11, 2017 - 11 Comments

Preview in Mac

If you open multiple images into Preview on a Mac with some regularity, you may notice that sometimes pictures are grouped into single windows, and sometimes images are opened independently each into separate unique windows. If you’d rather all images be opened into a single window of Preview app on the Mac (or into unique windows for that matter), you can make a settings adjustment to achieve this.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 11 Comments

iOS 11.0.3 Update Released with Bug Fixes [IPSW Download Links]

Oct 11, 2017 - 17 Comments

iOS 11.0.3 update is available

Apple has released iOS 11.0.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users running iOS 11. The latest small software update includes bug fixes to iOS and is therefore recommended to all users running iOS 11 on their devices.

Release notes accompanying the iOS 11.0.3 download mention the update fixes an issue here audio and haptic feedback were not working on some iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 devices, and also fixes an issue where some displays were unresponsive to touch on certain iPhone 6s models screens that had been replaced from third party sourcing (perhaps related, we recommend using Apple to replace a broken iPhone screen for best results). It’s unclear if any other bugs or security fixes are included in the iOS 11.0.3 release.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 17 Comments

How to Scan QR Codes with iPhone or iPad in iOS 11

Oct 10, 2017 - 10 Comments

Read QR Code on iPhone or iPad

The iPhone and iPad now include native QR code reading built directly into the camera app, allowing you to scan QR codes quickly using an iOS device and without having to download any third party software.

QR codes are commonly encountered in the outside world, they typically look like a square of some scattered pixelated black blocks against a white background, and they are often used to redirect people to websites, information about products or services, download apps or media, amongst other functions.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 10 Comments

Get iTunes 12.6.3 with App Store for Mac and Windows

Oct 9, 2017 - 41 Comments

iTunes 12.6.3 with iOS App Store can be downloaded and installed on Mac and Windows PC

Do you miss having the App Store in iTunes? You’re in luck, because Apple has released iTunes 12.6.3, an alternative version of iTunes that retains the ability to download and install iOS apps directly within the iTunes application on a computer. App management via iTunes was a popular feature that was removed from iTunes 12.7 in favor of managing apps directly on iOS devices instead.

Apple apparently released iTunes 12.6.3 as an alternative version because “certain business partners might still need to use iTunes to install apps.” But even if you are not a “business partner” you can still download and install iTunes 12.6.3 and use the version of iTunes to manage apps with an iPhone or iPad connected through a Mac or Windows PC.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, iTunes, News, Tips & Tricks - 41 Comments

Beta 2 of iOS 11.1 and macOS 10.13.1 Released for Testing

Oct 9, 2017 - 10 Comments

iOS 11.1 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta

Apple has released iOS 11.1 beta 2 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta 2 for users enrolled in the iOS and macOS beta testing programs. Additionally, the second beta versions of watchOS 4.1 and tvOS 11.1 are available for those in the beta testing programs.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 10 Comments

How to Shut Down an iPhone or iPad Without Using the Power Button

Oct 8, 2017 - 11 Comments

How to shutdown an iPhone or iPad without power button use

Have you ever wondered how to turn off an iPhone or iPad? If so, you’re not alone. While most users keep their iOS devices turned on all the time, sometimes users may need to power down a device completely, be it for storage, shipping, to preserve battery life, or whatever other reason.

The latest versions of iOS offer a nice software feature that allows users to easily shut down an iPhone or iPad entirely through system menu options, without having to use the power button or any other physical buttons on the device at all. Instead you can turn off the device entirely through software.

This guide will walk through how to perform the shut down function in iOS Settings on any iPhone or iPad.

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How to Enable Offload Unused Apps in iOS to Save Storage Space Automatically

Oct 7, 2017 - 1 Comment

Use Offload Unused Apps in iOS to save storage space

If you frequently run out of storage space on an iPhone or iPad, you will appreciate a new feature in iOS that automatically saves storage for you. Called Offload Unused Apps, the toggle allows the iPhone or iPad to perform housekeeping and delete apps that have gone unused for a while, just as the name implies. Offloading used apps can noticeably help to reduce storage constraints on a device, since most of us have a handful of apps that may not be getting any usage but are taking up storage space on an iOS device anyway.

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iOS 11 Feels Slow? 11 Tips to Speed Up iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

Oct 6, 2017 - 31 Comments

Speed up iOS 11 if it feels slow

There are mixed reports that updating to iOS 11 has slowed down some iPhone and iPad hardware, or that performance of tasks like opening and interacting with apps is slower after installing iOS 11. If your iPhone or iPad feels slow after installing iOS 11, then you might want to try a few of the tricks we have outlined in this tutorial to speed up your device again.

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How to Refresh Updates in App Store for iOS 11

Oct 5, 2017 - 8 Comments

App Store logo in iOS

Keeping apps updated on an iPhone and iPad is generally a good idea, as app updates frequently include bug fixes, performance improvements, enhancements to compatibility, or even entirely new features to apps and games. iOS users can update apps by opening the App Store and going to the “Updates” tab, but sometimes an update may not show up despite being available either on other devices or to other users. The solution to such a situation is to refresh the Updates section and check for new app updates available

You can refresh the Updates section of the App Store on an iPhone or iPad, though how you refresh the Updates tab in the App Store has changed in the latest versions of iOS 11 compared to prior versions. The good news is the change is for the better, and now checking for new updates to the App Store is better and easier than before.

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

macOS High Sierra Supplemental Update Released for Mac Users

Oct 5, 2017 - 10 Comments

macOS High Sierra supplemental update

Apple has released the first supplemental update to macOS High Sierra 10.13, complete with bug fixes, improvements, and security fixes.

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

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