How to Download All Vine Videos from Your Archives on Vine

Jan 5, 2017 - 1 Comment

How to download all of your Vine video archives

Did you use Vine? If so you’ll likely want to download all of your Vine videos before they disappear for good. We’ll show you how to download any and all video archive from the Vine service, it’s pretty simple and can be done with any web browser, there’s no need to break out curl or derive a DIY solution like what was once necesssary. And yes, if you never used Vine from your iPhone or Android, this will be totally irrelevant to you.

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By Paul Horowitz - Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to Delete Large Apps from Mac to Free Up Storage

Jan 4, 2017 - 13 Comments

Delete Mac Apps with Storage Management

Many Mac users have apps installed on their Mac which take up considerable storage space but generally go unused. Accordingly, Mac users can free up storage space on their computer by tracking down large Mac apps and deleting them.

The latest versions of MacOS offer a very easy way to track down large applications, see when they were last used, and offers a simple way to delete the apps from the Mac, all from a unified Storage Management tool.

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

How to Put iPhone 7 Into DFU Mode

Jan 3, 2017 - 2 Comments

How to Use DFU Mode on iPhone 7

Need to place an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus into DFU mode? Now that the iPhone no longer includes a clickable Home button, you might be wondering how to place the iPhone 7 models into DFU mode, and that’s exactly what we’ll show you how to do.

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How to Mute Tabs in Chrome Playing Audio / Video

Jan 3, 2017 - 3 Comments

Chrome

Want to mute audio blasting from a browser tab in Google Chrome? Of course you do! Few things are more annoying when browsing the web than autoplaying video and autoplaying audio that starts when you load a web page.

Rather than frantically trying to locate the offending media source of blasting, a better approach is to mute the tab, which will silence any and all audio coming from the webpage, whether it’s in a video or embedded movie, or an audio track, or otherwise. This is a great tip whether you use Google Chrome sporadically or if you set it as your Macs default browser (and yes a similar feature is available for Safari too).

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By Paul Horowitz - Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

How to Forward a Photo Message from iPhone to Someone Else

Jan 2, 2017 - 3 Comments

How to forward photos from Messages on iPhone

Have you ever received a picture message on your iPhone and you wanted to share that photo with someone else? There are a few different ways to forward photo messages from an iPhone, we’ll show you the easiest and quickest method to pass along a picture message from your iPhone Messages app to send along to another contact.

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

How to Reply to Messages on Mac from Notifications

Jan 1, 2017 - 1 Comment

Reply to messages from Notifications on Mac

Mac users can respond to Messages faster than ever by replying directly from a message notification, without ever having to open the Messages app. This effectively means that you can have an entire conversation through the message pop-ups in Mac OS without using the Messages app, though keep in mind the experience will be limited for multimedia messages of pictures and video, leaving this tip best for replying to normal text based communications.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to Use Tabs in Pages for Mac

Dec 30, 2016 - 12 Comments

Pages Tabs on Mac

Pages for Mac has gained the ability to use Tabs, allowing for tidy document management within the Pages app when having multiple documents open simultaneously.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 12 Comments

How to Hide Pictures in Photos for Mac with Hidden Album

Dec 29, 2016 - 8 Comments

Photos app icon in Mac OS X

If you have some picture(s) you’d rather not shown alongside your regular photo album in Photos for Mac, you can hide those photos and then use a special Hidden Photos album to contain the hidden images and browse them separately. These hidden pictures will be self contained and separate from the regular album views, though they can still be easily accessed from the Photos app on Mac. We’ll show you how to hide photos, and then how to access the Hidden album, and how to unhide pictures as well.

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

How to Reset Forgotten Restrictions Password on iPhone, iPad

Dec 28, 2016 - 14 Comments

Reset Restrictions Passcode on iPhone and iPad

Restrictions on iPhone or iPad prevent a user from making many changes to the devices settings and allow the disabling of various iOS features, including some apps, functionalities, to disallow certain content types, and the ability to prevent making in-app purchases or buying from the App Store. Restrictions are very commonly used by parents to make a kid friendly iPhone or iPad, and iOS restrictions are also frequently used in academic and public environments to limit a device in various ways.

Restrictions are an excellent feature of iOS, but what happens if you forget the Restrictions password in iOS? Can you reset a forgotten Restrictions passcode on iPhone or iPad? How do you remove a Restrictions passcode if you don’t know the password? These are all valid questions, be sure to read thoroughly below to learn how to work with the scenario of a lost restrictions password.

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How to Use 2x Optical Zoom on iPhone 7 Plus Camera

Dec 27, 2016 - 4 Comments

Dual lens optical 2x zoom lens camera on iPhone

The iPhone 7 Plus includes dual camera lenses, with the secondary lens allowing for 2x optical zoom with a 10x digital zoom modifier. Using the 2x optical zoom feature on iPhone Plus is excellent and easy, but it works slightly different from zooming on a regular iPhone camera, which is accomplished with a pinch gesture.

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

How to Fix iTunes Error 9006

Dec 26, 2016 - 8 Comments

Fix iTunes Error 9006

iTunes error 9006 may appear when attempting to download, restore, or update an iPhone or iPad. Typically you’ll see an iTunes error message that states something like “There was a problem downloading software for the iPhone. An unknown error occurred (9006).” or you’ll notice an “err = 9006” message alongside a stopped or failed download of an iPhone software update.

Usually iTunes error 9006 can be resolved with some simple troubleshooting steps, allowing the user to update iOS on their iPhone or iPad without incident rather quickly.

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By Paul Horowitz - iTunes, Troubleshooting - 8 Comments

Last-Minute Gift Ideas For Everyone to Save Christmas

Dec 24, 2016 - 3 Comments

last minute gift ideas to save christmas

It’s officially the last minute, and you still need to get a gift for someone. Welcome to the present shopping procrastinators club! But seriously, this happens, maybe someone makes an unexpected appearance at a holiday gathering or maybe you just forgot that cousin Billy exists, or maybe you quite literally waited until the last minute to get any presents, whatever the reason there’s no need to panic, there ARE last minute gift options that don’t involve frantically running to whatever store is open and buying whatever is available off the shelf.

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun - 3 Comments

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