Switch Distance Measurement to Miles or Kilometers on Health App for iPhone

Jul 14, 2016 - Leave a Comment

Use Kilometers or Miles in Health app for iPhone

Active individuals who use the iPhone Health app to track their fitness and distance may find it helpful to switch distance measurements from miles to kilometers and vice versa. This is particularly useful for people who would be doing something like training for a 5K but they’re accustomed to using miles as a distance measurement, and similar situations.

With a simple toggle, you can change the iPhone distance measurement unit between kilometers and miles and back again. The change is immediate and carries backwards to prior activity as well as forward to current and future activity, becoming the new default setting unless it is changed again.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

How to Disable (& Enable) Turbo Boost on a Mac

Jul 13, 2016 - 15 Comments

Turbo Boost on MacBook

Many of the most modern Macs have processors which include a feature called Turbo Boost, this feature allows a processor to temporarily run above its standard clock rate when requested by the operating system. Turbo Boost can accelerate the performance of a Mac (or a PC for that matter) but it can also lead to increased energy usage, meaning the Mac may run hotter and the MacBook battery may drain faster when it is activated. Accordingly, some advanced Mac users may wish to toggle this feature themselves, manually disabling TurboBoost when they wish to prolong battery life at the expense of general computing performance. Of course, you can also re-enable Turbo Boost, which is the default state on modern Macs.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 15 Comments

How to Clear Chrome Browser DNS Host Cache Manually

Jul 12, 2016 - 2 Comments

Chrome The Google Chrome web browser is quite powerful with many interesting under-the-hood options that are hidden from the average user, but with a little digging around you can uncover a variety of power features that allow users to perform helpful tasks. One such hidden feature is the ability to manually clear out Chrome DNS host cache from just the browser itself, this can be invaluable for situations where a user has changed DNS settings or where flushing system DNS in OS X is either insufficient, ineffective, or impossible. While this could be valuable for any user who is working with DNS, web workers and developers should find this Chrome specific DNS clearing trick to be particularly useful.

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By Paul Horowitz - Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

How to Forward an Email from iPhone Mail Properly

Jul 12, 2016 - 4 Comments

iOS Mail

Having full email access from anywhere is one of the great perks of an iPhone. Forwarding an email is one of the more popular Mail app abilities in iOS, but it is commonly misused or even accidentally used. Let’s review how to properly forward an email from iOS Mail app in order to pass it along to another email address, so that you can be sure you’re using the feature as intended.

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

Fix “Wi-Fi: No Hardware Installed” Error on Mac OS X

Jul 11, 2016 - 5 Comments

Fix wi-fi no hardware installed error on Mac

Some Mac users may encounter a stranger wi-fi issue where the wireless menu icon has an “X” in it, and the wi-fi dropdown menu says “Wi-Fi: No Hardware Installed”. Since we’re all dependent on wireless networking these days, having no functioning wi-fi connection can be very frustrating, but fortunately this is usually a really simple fix.

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How to Turn Off Wi-Fi Assist on iPhone

Jul 11, 2016 - 5 Comments

Wi-Fi Assist on iPhone

Wi-Fi Assist is a feature on modern versions of iOS which allows an iPhone to automatically start using the cellular data connection if the established wi-fi connection is poor. Enabling Wi-Fi Assist tends to make overall internet connectivity more reliable, but it has the potential downside of an increase in cellular data usage, which is why some users may want to disable Wi-Fi Assist on iPhone instead. Whether or not to turn off Wi-Fi Assist or leave the feature turned on is really a matter of personal preference and data use, but we’ll show you how to do either on iPhone and cellular equipped iPad devices.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

How to Add a Website Shortcut to Dock on Mac

Jul 10, 2016 - 17 Comments

Add a website shortcut to the Dock on Mac OS X

A nice way to quickly visit your favorite website(s) is to add a website shortcut for that site to the Dock on Mac OS X. Once a website shortcut has been added to the Dock, simply clicking on it will both launch the browser and immediately load that site.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 17 Comments

How to Set Up CarPlay with iPhone

Jul 9, 2016 - 7 Comments

CarPlay with iPhone

CarPlay allows an iPhone to show maps, directions, messages, calls, Siri, and music on a compatible in-dash car display, making it easier and safer to access some iPhone features while you’re in a car. The CarPlay feature is increasingly supported on new model vehicles and there are aftermarket in-dash CarPlay units available as well.

Whether you have a new car, are using a rental, or have one of the aftermarket CarPlay units, we’ll show you how to quickly set up CarPlay to connect an iPhone to the car dash display.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 7 Comments

How to Turn Off the Pop-Up Blocker in Safari for iPhone & iPad

Jul 8, 2016 - 4 Comments

Safari Most iPhone and iPad users will want to enable the pop-up blocker in Safari for iOS in order to prevent annoying popups and nuisances, but sometimes the built-in Safari pop-up blocker is overly aggressive and wrongfully blocks a popup on a site where pop-up usage is required for the site to work as intended. For those situations, users can choose to disable the pop-up blockers in Safari for iOS easily, and it’s just as easy to toggle the feature back on again too.

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

How to Disable “Search / Copy” Pop-Up in Opera When Selecting Text

Jul 8, 2016 - Leave a Comment

Disable Opera annoying search popup

The Opera web browser is perhaps best known more recently for having a great free VPN included in the browser, and while it’s generally a good web browser alternative, the latest versions include a rather annoying pop-up feature that shows up any time any text is selected in the app. Fortunately, you can disable the pop-up nuisance and select text normally in Opera again.

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Download & Install MacOS Sierra Public Beta Right Now

Jul 7, 2016 - 11 Comments

MacOS Sierra Public Beta

MacOS Sierra Public Beta is now available to download and install for any Mac user interested in testing the upcoming operating system. Remember that beta system software is less stable and notoriously buggy, so this experience is recommended for more advanced users or those with a secondary computer they don’t mind running beta system software on.

This guide will walk through how to enroll in the macOS Sierra public beta program, as well as how to download and install macOS Sierra 10.12 public beta onto a Mac.
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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News, Tips & Tricks - 11 Comments

How to Download & Install iOS 10 Public Beta Now

Jul 7, 2016 - 33 Comments

iOS 10 Public Beta

iOS 10 Public Beta is now available for any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch user to try out and install onto their devices right away. Keeping in mind this is beta system software, the experience is buggy and much less reliable than a typical final release of iOS would be, making the beta testing participation best reserved for advanced users or at least by installing it onto a non-primary device.

We’ll show you how to enroll in the iOS 10 public beta program, and how to download and install iOS 10 public beta right now.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News, Tips & Tricks - 33 Comments

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