How to Resend Email in Mac OS Mail

Apr 15, 2017 - 3 Comments

Mail app icon

Every once in a while an email might fail to send, not get through to a recipient, or is just plain lost in the midst of a busy inbox. Or maybe that email was so fantastic you just want to send it again for fun? In these situations, you’d want to resend an email message, which is easily achievable in the Mail app for Mac OS and Mac OS X.

This walkthrough will demonstrate resending an email in the Mac Mail app. You can resend any sent message for any reason you want, whether it was delivered or failed does not matter.

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

How to Speed Up or Slow Down YouTube Videos

Apr 14, 2017 - 3 Comments

Adjust YouTube playback speed of videos

You can easily speed up YouTube videos or slow down video playback, all by adjusting some simple but largely hidden and little known settings on the YouTube web site. This is a helpful trick for many reasons, for example if you’re watching something boring that you want to accelerate, if you want to speed up a conversation or interview you’re watching, or maybe you want to slow down a video to enjoy it at a more casual pace or to understand it better.

You can also use this trick to speed up and slow down songs played on YouTube. All you need is a web browser, and it works the same on any computer.

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By Paul Horowitz - Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

How to Input Location with GPS Coordinates on iPhone Maps

Apr 13, 2017 - 2 Comments

Maps

Do you have GPS coordinates for a location that you’d like to enter on the iPhone? You can input and search maps by GPS coordinates on the iPhone easily by using the Apple Maps or Google Maps applications, as we’ll demonstrate in this walkthrough.

You will be able to input, search for, find, locate, and show on a map any location as defined by GPS coordinates, which are traditionally in a latitude and longitude, DMS, or the DD decimal degrees format, though you can also use other geolocation formats too. While we’re focusing on finding locations by GPS coordinates with iPhone, this trick works the same to enter geolocation data on the same mapping apps on iPad and iPod touch as well.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

How to Check iOS App Compatibility to List Older 32-Bit Apps

Apr 12, 2017 - 17 Comments

Check iOS app compatibility list

It is assumed that Apple will stop allowing older 32-bit applications to run on future iOS system software releases. Essentially this means that it’s possible some older apps will stop working on an iPhone or iPad after the device has updated to some system software release, unless the developer updates those apps to include modernized 64-bit support.

While this is all fairly technical and far beyond what the average iPhone or iPad user should worry about, it could potentially impact some users who rely on older apps, or apps which are no longer updated by developers. Thus, if you are curious if any of this may impact you or the apps you rely on for iOS, you can now check which apps are compatible and which may not be in the future.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 17 Comments

How to Run MacOS Sierra in a Virtual Machine for Free, the Easy Way

Apr 11, 2017 - 30 Comments

Run Mac OS in Virtual Machine on a Mac

Advanced Mac users may find it useful to run macOS or Mac OS X in a virtual machine atop their existing Mac operating system. Creating a virtual machine for Mac OS is now easier than ever before, and we’ll show you how to set up easy Mac virtual machines on a Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 30 Comments

How to Add a New Email Account to Mac Mail

Apr 10, 2017 - Leave a Comment

Mail app icon

Many of us have multiple email accounts, whether they are for personal uses or work purposes, and thus Mac users may find it helpful to add a new email account to the Mail app in Mac OS.

This guide will walk through the process of adding an email account to the Mac so that it can be checked, managed, and used from the Mail app. You can use this to add another email account to Mail on Mac, setup a new email account, or even add a fresh email account that has never been used before. Technically you can add many email accounts to the Mail app if you want to, there is no small limitation on the number of accounts that can be configured within the app. Configuration is the same on virtually every vaguely new release of Mac system software, whether it’s macOS or Mac OS X.

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

Beta 2 of iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.12.5, tvOS 10.2.1, watchOS 3.2.2 Released

Apr 10, 2017 - 7 Comments

Apple beta system software

Apple has released the second beta versions of iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.12.5, tvOS 10.2.1, and WatchOS 3.2.2.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 7 Comments

How to See Photos You’ve Liked on Instagram

Apr 8, 2017 - 4 Comments

Instagram icon

Have you ever wanted to see all the Instagram pictures you have liked before? Or maybe you wanted to see a picture again that you know you liked recently? No problem, the Instagram app offers a simple way to see all of the images you have liked on the service.

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

Fix Repeated “Your message could not be sent” Messages Error on Mac

Apr 7, 2017 - 11 Comments

Your message could not be sent error on Mac Messages

Mac users may encounter a pop-up error originating from the Messages app in Mac OS which informs them “your message could not be sent”. Often when this error dialog appears, it’s seemingly out of nowhere or when a Mac wakes from sleep or has rebooted.

While it’s possible to encounter the “your message could not be sent” error for legitimate sending failures, or because iCloud or iMessage is down (very rare), it’s also possible the error can appear due to a syncing issue in which case there is nothing to adjust, and the solution in that case is a bit goofy.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Troubleshooting - 11 Comments

Easily Remind Yourself About a Phone Call on iPhone

Apr 6, 2017 - 11 Comments

Phone icon

Have you ever had a phone call come in which you couldn’t answer right away, but it’s important enough that you don’t want to forget to call back? The iPhone has a great solution to this common scenario, with the iPhone phone apps “Remind Me” feature.

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

5 Super Easy Yet Useful Tricks for Mac

Apr 5, 2017 - 24 Comments

Useful Mac tips

The Mac has a myriad of features available to make our computing lives easier and we cover them regularly, but here we will highlight five particularly simple yet incredibly useful tricks that Mac users can access and use. Some of these tips may be well known by power users, and others less known by everyone else.

From instant information lookups, quickly reviewing every open window in Mac OS, speedy Emoji access, focusing attention by ignoring notifications, and using Spotlight as a quick launch tool, read on to learn some great tricks.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 24 Comments

How to Turn Off & Close Dashboard in Mac OS

Apr 4, 2017 - 13 Comments

Dashboard on Mac

The Mac Dashboard is an under appreciated feature in Mac OS that offers a screen of little widgets for displaying things like the weather, dictionary, stocks, currency conversion, ski conditions, world clocks, and more. The Dashboard feature is kind of like what the latest iOS widget lock screen offers, but on the Mac. For whatever reason, Dashboard has been deemphasized in more recent versions of mac OS though, and if you find yourself not using Dashboard or accidentally entering into Dashboard, you can close the feature and turn it off.

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

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