How to Move eMail from Junk to Inbox on Mail for Mac

Oct 28, 2017 - 7 Comments

Mail app icon

The Mail app for Mac has a built in junk filter which attempts to identify and isolate spam mail from the rest of your emails. For the most part, the Mail Junk filter is pretty good on the Mac, but sometimes it’s a little too good, and some users may find that Mail on the Mac is erroneously flagging legitimate emails as junk (or spam). When this happens, you’ll want to move the legitimate emails from the Mail Junk folder to the normal inbox of Mail app on the Mac.

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

How to Change Full Name of a User Account on Mac

Oct 27, 2017 - 4 Comments

Change a user full name on Mac OS

When you setup a Mac or create a new Mac user account, you’ll be asked for a full name during the setup process, and that full name gets associated with the user account. But what if you want to change the full name associated with a user account in Mac OS? Perhaps you had a name change, or want to correct a typo in the full account name, and you want the Mac user account full name to reflect the adjustment.

This tutorial will show you how to change the full name associated with any user account in Mac OS. For example, if a user account name is set to “John Doe” but you want to change it to “Sir John Doe III”, these are the steps you’d want to take. You can change the full name of any user account on a Mac as long as you have admin access of the computer.

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

How to Hide Recent & Suggested Apps from iPad Dock in iOS 11

Oct 26, 2017 - 9 Comments

Recent Apps and Suggested Apps in iPad Dock

One of the various new features introduced to iPad with modern iOS is a revamped Dock, complete with a new Recent and Suggested Apps section that appears on the far right side of the iPad Dock, delineated by a faint separator line.

Most iPad users will appreciate having the Suggested Apps and Recent Apps section allowing for easy access to apps that were accessed recently or that are often used, but for those who don’t want to see those Dock items they can be disabled. Maybe you prefer minimalism, or maybe you don’t want to offer any leads on what apps you were recently using or use often. In any event, here’s how to hide and disable the Suggested and Recent Apps feature of the Dock for iPad in iOS.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, Tips & Tricks - 9 Comments

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Beta 5 Released for Testing

Oct 26, 2017 - 10 Comments

iOS 11.1 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta 5 has been released by Apple for Mac users participating in the beta testing programs.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 10 Comments

How to Disable True Tone on iPhone Displays

Oct 25, 2017 - 1 Comment

True Tone  on iPhone can be turned off or on

The latest iPhone models include a feature called True Tone, which automatically adjusts the iPhone display white balance to better match the ambient lighting surrounding you. In practice this means the screen gets warmer in warm lighting, and cooler in cool lighting, sort of like how Night Shift works but not quite as dramatic and not limited only to the evening. Chances are if you have an iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, or iPhone X, you’ll likely want to keep the True Tone feature enabled, but some users may want to disable True Tone on their iPhone screen.

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

2 Videos Demonstrate Portrait Lighting Effects on iPhone via Apple

Oct 24, 2017 - Leave a Comment

Portrait Lighting Effects shown in Apple promotional videos

The new Portrait Lighting mode feature on iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X cameras aim to bring studio lighting effects to iPhone Portrait mode. Apple wants to show off the new camera feature by demonstrating the effects in recent commercials, and now they have posted a few promotional videos of simple to follow video tutorials which also demonstrate how to use Portrait Lighting mode, as well as how to edit Portrait Lighting effects on the newest top-end iPhone cameras.

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

How to Set All Mac Apps to Prefer Tabs with New Document and Windows

Oct 24, 2017 - 3 Comments

Set apps to prefer tabs on Mac

Tabs are useful and ubiquitous, whether for web browsing, the Finder, text editing and word processing, Mail, or any other apps they may appear, tabs help to reduce window and document clutter by bringing many different documents or windows into a single window with a tab bar. Many modern Mac apps support tabs nowadays, but often you have to manually set each app to use tabs when opening additional documents or new windows.

But there’s another way, by using a little-known Mac system setting that tells Mac apps to prefer using tabs for new windows and documents whenever possible.

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

How to Reinstall Default Apps Deleted from iPhone or iPad

Oct 23, 2017 - 13 Comments

How to Restore deleted default apps on iPhone or iPad

Now that iPhone and iPad users can delete default apps from their iOS devices, you may find it important to know how to re-download those stock apps to reinstall them back onto your iOS device. This is possible with any of the default apps bundle with iOS that can be deleted and then restored, including Calendar, Calculator, Compass, Contacts, FaceTime, Find My Friends, Home, iBooks, iCloud Drive / Files, iTunes Store, Podcasts, Mail, Maps, Music, News, Notes, Podcasts, Reminders, Stocks, Tips, TV / Videos, Voice Memos, Weather, and Watch.

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iOS 11.1 Beta 5 & MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Beta 4 Released for Testing

Oct 23, 2017 - 6 Comments

iOS 11.1 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta

Apple has released iOS 11.1 beta 5 alongside macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta 4 and tvOS 11.1 beta 4. Currently the beta versions are available to developers, but public beta versions are usually available soon after.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 6 Comments

How to Create New Folders in Files App for iOS

Oct 22, 2017 - 8 Comments

Make a new folder in Files for iOS

The Files app for iOS provides access to iCloud Drive and every file or folder contained within it, whether for individual apps or things you have uploaded yourself to iCloud Drive. If you want to better organize your files in the iOS Files app, you can easily create new folders in Files app.

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

How to Change Weather Temperature from Fahrenheit to Celsius on iPhone

Oct 21, 2017 - 9 Comments

Change Weather on iPhone from Fahrenheit to Celsius

You can easily change the Weather app on iPhone to display the temperature degrees in fahrenheit or celsius, regardless of what country or region you’re. Yes that means if you’re in the USA you can set weather to Celsius or if you’re in Europe you can set weather to display in Fahrenheit, or whatever other preference you may have regardless of where you are located on planet Earth.

Adjusting the temperature format on iPhone Weather app is just a matter of toggling a switch, but it’s slightly hidden so you may have missed the degrees setting before when looking around in the app.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 9 Comments

How to Disable the Junk Filter in Mail for Mac

Oct 20, 2017 - 7 Comments

Mail app icon

Mail for Mac includes an optional Junk mail filter, which attempts to filter out and isolate spam messages so that they don’t clutter your email inbox. The junk filter can be helpful for some users, but it can also be overzealous from time to time, and you may find yourself with erroneously flagged emails appearing in the Junk inbox when they should be in the regular email inbox. A simple solution to this problem is to disable the junk mail filter in Mail for Mac.

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

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