Fixing “The application ‘Application.app’ is not open anymore” Mac Error

Dec 4, 2016 - 2 Comments

Fix Application not open anymore Mac error

One of the more brilliantly worded Mac errors you may encounter is the curious “The application ‘Application.app’ is not open anymore.” message. This error is often seen when trying to interact with Preview, Finder, Steam, or many other apps either through one of the apps related files or through the app itself. Once you see the “Application not open anymore” error, the named app is basically inaccessible and unavailable and stuck open. Before you get overly concerned about what this means, we’ll show you a few ways to fix the “Application is not open anymore” error message in Mac OS.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Troubleshooting - 2 Comments

How to Record Video on Mac with Webcam & QuickTime

Dec 4, 2016 - 5 Comments

Record a video on Mac with QuickTime

Ever wanted to record a video on a Mac using the computers built-in camera? Maybe you want to capture a special moment as a movie, record a quick video note, record a movie for social media, or for any other purpose. Whatever the reason, you can easily record video on Mac using the front facing FaceTime camera and a built-in app.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

iPhone 6s Unexpectedly Shuts Down? Apple Might Have a Fix!

Dec 3, 2016 - 12 Comments

iPhone 6s unexpectedly shuts down could indicate need for repair

Has your iPhone 6s randomly shut itself off for no obvious reason? Typically this happens when the iPhone 6s still has battery power available, but the device dies and powers down anyway. If this has happened to your iPhone 6s, it may be due to a battery failure and Apple might replace it for free.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News, Troubleshooting - 12 Comments

How to Change a User Home Folder Name in Mac OS

Dec 2, 2016 - 8 Comments

Change user home folder name in Mac

Some advanced Mac users may wish to change a users Home directory folder name. This is a fairly unusual scenario that is typically only necessary for very specific reasons, whether a new user account has been added to a Mac, accounts are being merged, a user is changing their name and adding a new user account is not possible for some reason, troubleshooting unusual conflicts with directory names, or for other specific reasons relevant only to advanced Mac users.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 8 Comments

iOS 10.2 Beta 5 Released for Testing

Dec 2, 2016 - 3 Comments

iOS 10.2 beta 5

Apple has released iOS 10.2 beta 5, just a few days after releasing beta 4 of 10.2.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 3 Comments

How to Use Voicemail Transcripts on iPhone

Dec 1, 2016 - 14 Comments

How to use voicemail transcriptions on iPhone

The iPhone now has an excellent ability to transcribe voicemails, offering users a transcription of whatever voicemail has been left on the device. The voicemail transcriptions feature happens automatically, listening to your voicemails and transcribing them into text automatically for you to read.

The voicemail transcripts feature is fantastic and makes for an fast and efficient way to check your iPhone voicemail without having to actually listen to a message, making it more useful to send a call to voicemail, and easier to scan through voicemails to see if something is important, actionable, worth listening to, marking as read, or even responding to or not.

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

Battery Life Draining with MacOS Sierra? Some Tips to Help

Nov 30, 2016 - 14 Comments

Mac Sierra battery life tips

Some Mac users may have discovered after updating to MacOS Sierra their Mac seems to have reduced battery life. While faster battery drain on a MacBook Air, MacBook, or MacBook Pro can be alarming, it’s not always a sign of any particular issue, and there’s often a reason why battery life seems to be draining faster than usual after installing a system software update.

We’ll review a few reasons why MacBook battery may be draining faster than usual with Sierra, and also cover some tips on how to improve battery life on any MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or MacBook running MacOS Sierra.
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Use Low Quality Image Mode to Send Messages from iPhone with Less Data

Nov 29, 2016 - 1 Comment

Messages on iPhone

If you send and receive a lot of picture messages from an iPhone or iPad but you don’t have the most generous data plan in the world, you might want to consider enabling an optional setting which reduces the image quality of pictures sent from iOS Messages. The end result of enabling Low Quality Image Mode is that, aside from having dramatically reduced picture quality for sent messages, you’ll also be using much less data.

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

6 Color Burst & Drops Wallpapers from MacOS 10.12.2 and iOS 10.2

Nov 29, 2016 - Leave a Comment

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The latest (beta) versions of macOS Sierra 10.12.2 and iOS 10.2 include new wallpapers, but if you aren’t running beta versions or are generally avoiding the Sierra update or not yet on iOS 10 for whatever reason, you still might appreciate using the pleasant images as your desktop background or iOS home screen wallpapers.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - Leave a Comment

How to Disable Siri on Mac

Nov 28, 2016 - 7 Comments

Siri on the Mac

Some Mac users may wish to turn off Siri on their Mac, perhaps because they aren’t using the Siri service on their computer or maybe they’d rather just use Siri on the iPhone or iPad instead. Regardless of the reason, you can easily disable Siri in Mac OS, which will completely turn off the voice assistant service as well as remove the Siri icon from the Mac menu bar (and Touch Bar if applicable).

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 7 Comments

Beta 4 of MacOS Sierra 10.12.2, iOS 10.2, WatchOS 3.1.1

Nov 28, 2016 - 6 Comments

MacOS Beta and iOS Beta

Apple has released the fourth beta versions of their various system software releases, including macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta 4, iOS 10.2 beta 4, and watchOS 3.1.1 beta 4.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 6 Comments

How to Take Screen Shots of Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

Nov 27, 2016 - 6 Comments

Touch Bar screenshot on Mac

The new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has replaced the standard Escape and Function keys with a little dynamically changing screen called the Touch Bar. Some Mac users may wish to take a screenshot of the Touch Bar, perhaps for developing, testing, or sharing purposes, similar to screenshotting displays on any other Mac or iOS device.

There are two different keyboard shortcuts to capture screen shots of Touch Bar on a Mac. One saves the Touch Bar screenshot as a file on the desktop, and the other copies a picture of the Touch Bar to the Mac clipboard instead. You can also take screenshots of the Touch Bar with the Grab application in Mac OS.

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

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