How to Remove Siri from Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

Jul 24, 2017 - 3 Comments

Remove Siri from Touch Bar on Mac

Some Mac users may find the Siri button on Touch Bar to be less than useful, and some may accidentally hit the Siri button and inadvertently trigger Siri when trying to hit another key on the MacBook Pro Touch Bar keyboard. If you don’t want Siri so readily available on your Pro Mac for whatever reason, you can remove Siri from the Touch Bar on a Mac.

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

Download iOS 11 Beta 4 & macOS High Sierra Beta 4 Now

Jul 24, 2017 - Leave a Comment

iOS 11 beta and MacOS High Sierra beta

Apple has released the fourth beta version of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra 10.13, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4 to users enrolled in the developer beta testing programs.

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How to Get iMessage Access on PC in Windows or Linux

Jul 23, 2017 - 22 Comments

How to get iMessage on PC

iMessage is the wonderful messaging platform for iPhone, iPad, and Mac users that allows for free and easy messaging between other iMessage users. One common question regarding iMessage is if there is a way to run iMessage on a Windows PC or in Linux.

The answer is a big complicated, but in short, yes you can technically get iMessages accessed on a PC, but how it is accomplished is probably not quite what you expect.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 22 Comments

How to Search for a Reminder on iPhone and iPad

Jul 22, 2017 - Leave a Comment

Reminders icon in iOS

If you’re frequently adding Reminders to your iPhone or iPad through Siri or to return phone calls, you may quickly arrive at having dozens if not hundreds of reminders stored in the iOS app. Rather than wade through them all one by one, the Reminders app has a nice feature that allows you to search for a specific reminder directly, making it much easier to locate or retrieve an old mental note or any other digital nudge you have created.

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How to Draw on Photos on a Mac

Jul 21, 2017 - 9 Comments

How to draw on pictures in Photos for Mac with Markup

The Mac Photos app has a set of simple drawing tools called Markup which can be used to draw, doodle, sketch, and otherwise markup or write on any picture. Markup in Photos can offer a fun way to scribble on an image, put a remark on a picture, add a blurb, or just to draw a little creative addition to any photo found within the Photos app.

The Markup editing toolkit in Photos on Mac is great, but like many other features, it’s a bit hidden and it’s easy to overlook this feature. This tutorial will show you how to access Markup in Photos for Mac and how to draw on a picture using the tool set.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 9 Comments

How to Remove Location from Photos on Mac

Jul 20, 2017 - 1 Comment

Remove geographic location from Photos on Mac

Many pictures taken with an iPhone, Android phone, or digital camera include location data with the picture, which gives anyone who has the image file the ability to see exactly where the photo was taken. Additionally, the Photos app for Mac allows users to add a location to any picture as well.

If you don’t want a picture to include a physical location, you can easily remove the location from the image by using the Photos app for Mac.

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

macOS Sierra 10.12.6 Update Released for Mac

Jul 19, 2017 - 23 Comments

macOS Sierra 10.12.6 update available to download now

Apple has released the final version of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 for Mac users running the Sierra operating system.

The update includes bug fixes and security enhancements, but does not provide any new features or major changes to the operating system.

Separately, Mac users running El Capitan and Yosemite will find security updates available as well.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 23 Comments

iOS 10.3.3 Update Released for iPhone, iPad [IPSW Download Links]

Jul 19, 2017 - 1 Comment

iOS Software updates for iOS 10.3.3

Apple has released the final version of iOS 10.3.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update is said to include bug fixes and security enhancements for iOS, and no new features are included in the software update.

Links to download iOS 10.3.3 IPSW are included below, though the majority of users are best served by installing iOS 10.3.3 through the Software Update feature or from iTunes.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 1 Comment

How to Deauthorize a Computer in iTunes

Jul 18, 2017 - 9 Comments

Deauthorizing iTunes computers

Apple puts a limit on how many computers you can use with some of your owned iTunes and App Store content, including music, movies, apps, TV shows, books, iBooks, this process is known as iTunes authorization. Most users don’t pay much attention to this, but if you own multiple Macs or PCs concurrently or over the years, you’ll eventually hit the 5 computer authorization limit in iTunes, often when trying to access iTunes content or restore an iPhone, which then prevents you from accessing that iTunes Store and App Store content until another computer has been deauthorized, and then the current computer authorized.

The solution to this is to deauthorize a computer from iTunes, a process which can be necessary in both Mac OS and Windows.

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How to Create a New Administrator Account on Mac OS

Jul 17, 2017 - 4 Comments

How to create a new Admin account on Mac

An administrator account has full access to everything on the Mac, it can install software updates, uninstall and install applications, access and delete system files, access other user files on the same computer, and perform any other administrative type of task. Sometimes it can be helpful to create a new separate administrator account on a Mac, usually for a different person to use, or for troubleshooting purposes, or to differentiate a designated admin account from the primary user account. This walkthrough will show you who to make a new admin account in Mac OS.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

How to Delete Music on iOS 10

Jul 16, 2017 - 11 Comments

How to Delete Music from iOS

Would you like to remove a song from your iPhone or iPad with iOS 10? You can delete music from the Music app in the latest iOS versions with a multi-step process, it’s a bit different from removing music in prior versions of iOS Music app however.

There are actually a few ways to delete music and songs from iOS 10 and iOS 11. We’ll show you two different ways to delete songs and music from iOS Music app on the iPhone and iPad, and also show you how to delete all music from the devices, as well as demonstrating deleting the actual Music app too.

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

iPhone Sound Not Working with Headphones? Loud Buzzing Sound in Earbuds? How to Troubleshoot

Jul 15, 2017 - 3 Comments

Troubleshooting iPhone sound not working with headphones

A friend of mine recently plugged their Apple Earbud headphones into their iPhone to use, and rather than having normal sound and audio come through the earbuds, they experienced a ringing buzzing sound coming out of the headphones instead. Their first thought was “My iPhone is broken, the sound isn’t working!” but with a little troubleshooting assistance I was able to fix their ringing/buzzing earbud issue and get the iPhone sound working with its headphones plugged in again.

This tutorial will walk through nine troubleshooting steps to see if you can fix a potential issue with the iPhone sound output not working through headphones, earbuds, or the audio / lightning port.

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