Number Keypad Not Working on a Mac Keyboard? It’s a Simple Fix

Dec 1, 2014 - 8 Comments

Fix for Mac keyboard keypad not working

Many Mac users go with the full sized Apple wired keyboard rather than a wireless keyboard so that they can have a dedicated number keypad on their keyboard. Sometimes that numeric pad seems to randomly stop working though, and suddenly numbers don’t type at all, which can be frustrating to say the least. To further complicate the matter, the Apple Wired Keyboard does not include a traditional “Num Lock” key like you’d find on most PC keyboards, so it can be difficult for switchers to easily identify if that’s related to the issue or not. Fortunately, for almost every occurrence where the number keypad has stopped working with a Mac keyboard, the resolution is easy.

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Take a 3D Tour of Major Cities with Flyover in iOS

Nov 30, 2014 - 8 Comments

Maps icon in iOS Apple Maps in iOS includes a fun feature that allows you to take a 3D tour of major cities around the world, complete with rendered landmarks, buildings, and terrain. Called 3D Flyover, you can also choose to navigate around in the three dimensional view, to zoom, rotate, and tilt the viewing angle as desired.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 8 Comments

Jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1 & iOS 8.2 Beta Possible with TaiG

Nov 30, 2014 - 19 Comments

Taig Jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1

A group of Chinese developers have released a new jailbreak called TaiG for iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.2 beta. The tool will apparently jailbreak any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that can run iOS 8.1.1 and existing iOS 8.2 beta versions, as well as earlier releases of iOS 8 software. Apple strongly advises against jailbreaking, and reserves the right to void warranty service to any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that has been modified with such a tool, making this a procedure that is best avoided by average iPhone users.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone - 19 Comments

Clear Recent Web Browsing History in Safari for Mac OS X

Nov 28, 2014 - 15 Comments

Safari icon The Safari web browser has always included an ability to delete all web history, site data, searches, and cookies on a Mac, but the latest versions of Safari for OS X make this task even easier and offer a bit more control with four possible options, allowing users to do any of the following; remove website data from only the prior hour of browsing, delete website history data from today, delete browser data from today and yesterday, or, go all out and remove all data from all time periods.

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

How to Delete a Third Party Keyboard in iOS

Nov 27, 2014 - 1 Comment

Delete a keyboard in iOS

Many of us explored the array of new keyboard options available now that iOS supports third party keyboards, but if you’re anything like me you probably settled on one that worked for your typing needs (if not the iOS default and QuickType) and now your iPhone or iPad has multiple unused keyboards laying about. While there isn’t much harm to letting the unused keyboards sit idle on your iOS device, you may want to clean house and remove the unwanted options that were downloaded and installed onto your phone.

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

New iPhone 6 Commercial “Voice Text” Now Running

Nov 26, 2014 - 11 Comments

Voice Text iPhone ad

Apple has started to run another new iPhone 6 ad, titled “Voice Text”. The commercial features Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake discussing the ability to send voice clips through the messages app of iPhones.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 11 Comments

Cooking with Your iPad or iPhone? Follow These 3 Simple Kitchen Tips

Nov 26, 2014 - 10 Comments

Orange iPad stand, seriously it works

Many of us use our iPhones and iPads in the kitchen to assist with recipes or even entertainment while cooking, and they work wonderfully for this purpose. But electronics and turkey gravy don’t mix well, and to have a hassle free experience you’ll want to follow a few simple tips to help prevent frustrations, a mess, or worse. So, keep your iPhone free of pumpkin pie mix, adjust a display setting, protect it from splashes, and work with a disposable stand, and you’ll be good to go.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 10 Comments

How to Start & Stop MySQL Manually in OS X Yosemite

Nov 26, 2014 - Leave a Comment

Terminal in OS X Many developers require MySQL on their Macs, but if you’ve tried to install MySQL in OS X Yosemite, you likely noticed that you’ll get an “installation failed” error during the process. That error sounds worse than it is, because you can avoid it entirely by choosing not to install the startup item included in the MySQL bundle, or, you can just ignore the installation error and start MySQL yourself when you need it. Either way, MySQL actually installs fine, it’s just the bundled startup item that does not function. As you probably guessed, that means you’ll need to start and stop MySQL yourself.

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Start or Request Screen Sharing from Messages in Mac OS X

Nov 25, 2014 - 8 Comments

Screen Sharing from Messages in Mac OS X

Messages app is generally associated with conversations, but new to OS X Yosemite is a feature which allows Mac users to initiate screen sharing with another Mac user directly from an active iMessage window. This is great for remote collaboration, showing off something on your computer, a file transfer between remote Macs, or even for quick troubleshooting assistance, and it’s not only easy to start but it works really well too.

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

How to View a Full Desktop Website in Safari for iPhone

Nov 25, 2014 - 12 Comments

Safari Most iPhone users like to read and use websites specifically designed for mobile usage, which tend to simplify the user experience and focus attention a bit more. Since many websites detect you’re using an iPhone and automatically serve a mobile site (ours included) over the standard desktop site, there isn’t much involvement required from the user end. While this is generally a very good thing, sometimes users wish to see or use the full desktop version of an website on their iPhone, and that’s what a new feature in iOS Safari allows for.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 12 Comments

Two New iPhone 6 Commercials “Reservations” & “Gamers” Airing

Nov 24, 2014 - 7 Comments

JimmY Fallon

Apple is running a set of new iPhone 6 ads, titled “Reservations” and “Gamers”. The two spots are similar to earlier commercials for iPhone 6, being narrated by Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, as specific features are emphasized in a playful banter.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 7 Comments

How to Use Instant Wi-Fi Hotspot in OS X Yosemite with an iPhone

Nov 24, 2014 - 7 Comments

Instant Hotspot The iPhone has long had the excellent Personal Wi-Fi Hotspot feature, which effectively turns an iPhone or cellular iPad into a wireless router that Macs and other devices can connect to. That iPhone Hotspot feature gets even better for Mac users running OS X Yosemite, because you can now enable the iPhones personal Hotspot feature remotely just by connecting to it – the rest is automated. This is called Instant Hotspot, and it’s an excellent trick to use to speed up a personal hotspot connection, when you’re traveling or telecommuting, or just when you need an alternative internet connection for your Mac.

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

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