iOS 12.3.2 Released for iPhone 8 Plus

Jun 10, 2019 - 7 Comments

iPhone 8 Plus

Apple has released iOS 12.3.2 for iPhone 8 Plus. The limited iOS software update appears to resolve an issue where sometimes iPhone 8 Plus would take portrait mode photos but without the software depth effect which blurs the background of the image.

If you do not have iPhone 8 Plus, the iOS 12.3.2 update will not be available to you (yet, anyway).

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News - 7 Comments

iOS 13 Release Dates: Final Version, Beta, Public Beta

Jun 9, 2019 - 1 Comment

Release dates for iOS 13 and iPadOS

Many iPhone and iPad users are excited about the upcoming features in iOS 13 and iPadOS (the rebranded iOS for iPad). Of course if you have a developer account, then iOS 13 beta and iPadOS beta are available to you right now, but that’s certainly not everyone. If you’re wondering what the release dates are for iOS 13 final and iPadOS final, along with the expected release dates of the iOS 13 public beta and iPadOS public beta, you’re certainly not alone.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 1 Comment

How to Enable or Disable Attention Aware Features of Face ID on iPhone & iPad

Jun 8, 2019 - 1 Comment

Face ID camera can use Attention Aware Features on iPhone or iPad

If you have an iPhone or iPad with Face ID you may want to toggle the devices Attention Aware Features setting to be enabled or disabled. The Attention Aware Features uses the iPhone or iPad camera to check if you are looking at the device before dimming the display, or lowering the volume of alerts on the device.

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

How to Stop an iCloud Restore on iPhone & iPad

Jun 7, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to stop iCloud Restore from backup to iPhone or iPad

iCloud backup restores can be stopped at any time on newer iOS devices. This means that if you have chosen to restore an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from an iCloud backup, either when setting up a device with a prior iOS backup, or to restore a problematic device as a troubleshooting method, you can stop the iCloud Restore process at anytime. This article will explain how to stop an iCloud backup restore to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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How to Create a MacOS Catalina Beta USB Bootable Install Drive

Jun 6, 2019 - 12 Comments

How to make a MacOS Catalina beta bootable install drive

Advanced Mac users can make a bootable macOS Catalina beta installer drive using a USB flash drive. This offers a simple way to install the macOS 10.15 beta release onto a test Mac, either on a separate drive or partition.

Using a boot installer drive allows for easy formatting and partitioning of disks too, making it simple to perform a clean installation of macOS Catalina 10.15 beta onto a target Mac. Of course the boot installer can also be used to upgrade an existing installation to MacOS Catalina beta as well.

This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a bootable USB install drive for MacOS Catalina 10.15 beta.

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

Get the MacOS Catalina Default Wallpapers

Jun 6, 2019 - 10 Comments

MacOS Catalina Default Wallpapers

MacOS Catalina includes a gorgeous set of new wallpapers as the default desktop background, appropriately of Catalina Island in California.

But you don’t need to install macOS Catalina 10.15 beta or wait for the public release to enjoy the lovely wallpaper, you can grab the image right now for your desktop enjoyment.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - 10 Comments

Get the iOS 13 Default Wallpapers

Jun 6, 2019 - 1 Comment

iOS 13 default wallpapers

With every new iOS release, Apple includes a variety of new stock wallpapers to show off the latest operating system. iOS 13 beta is no different, and the new wallpapers bundled with iOS 13 and iPadOS are gorgeous as always.

But you don’t need to install iOS 13 or iPadOS or wait for iOS 13 public release to get these great default wallpapers, you can get your hands on them right now!

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - 1 Comment

Installing iOS 13 Beta & iPadOS Beta Right Now is Easy, But Wait

Jun 5, 2019 - 5 Comments

iOS 13 Beta and iPadOS Beta

Now that iOS 13 beta 1 and iPadOS beta 1 are in the wild for developers to test, an increasing number of curious users are seeking out ways to download and install the latest beta system software onto their iPhones and iPads to try out all the fancy new features.

Technically, anyone can install the developer beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 onto their devices right now just by using the proper IPSW files for their particular iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 compatible device. But that doesn’t mean you should.

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

iOS 13 Compatible Devices List: All iPhone & iPad Supporting iOS 13 & iPadOS 13

Jun 4, 2019 - 14 Comments

iOS 13 and iPadOS compatible iPhone and iPad models

Apple has announced iOS 13 for iPhone and iPod touch, and iPadOS 13 for iPad. Like all system software releases, not all devices will be compatible with versions of iOS and iPadOS software however.

Listed below are all devices compatible with the new iOS 13 and iPadOS versions, including all iPhone models that will support iOS 13, and a list of all iPad models that will support iPadOS 13 (iPadOS is the iOS 13 equivalent for iPad). Additionally, there is only one iPod touch model that supports iOS 13.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 14 Comments

MacOS Catalina Compatibile Macs List

Jun 4, 2019 - 23 Comments

MacOS Catalina supported Macs

Want to know if a particular Mac can run MacOS Catalina 10.15?

While many Macs will support MacOS Catalina, The next major feature rich Mac operating system which is due this fall, not every single computer out there will run the release.

Fortunately, the compatible Macs list for MacOS Catalina is pretty forgiving, as you’ll see in the full supported Macs list below.

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All New Mac Pro & Apple 32″ 6K Pro Display XDR Announced

Jun 3, 2019 - 8 Comments

New Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR

Apple has announced the all new redesigned Mac Pro, a beautiful piece of engineering that is the most powerful and most expandable Mac ever made, with prices starting at $5999.

Additionally, Apple announced the all new 32″ 6K Pro Display XDR, an impressive feature-packed display which starts at $4999. A separate Pro Stand for the Pro Display XDR is an additional $999.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 8 Comments

MacOS Catalina Features & Screenshots

Jun 3, 2019 - 9 Comments

MacOS Catalina

MacOS Catalina will be the next major version of the Mac operating system. Versioned as MacOS 10.15, Catalina includes a variety of new features, improvements to bundled apps like Safari, Photos, Reminders, and Notes, the splitting of iTunes into several new apps, and some intriguing new features and capabilities that bundle well with iOS 13 on iPad (now called iPadOS).

You can check out some of the features of MacOS Catalina along with screenshots below:

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 9 Comments

iOS 13 Features & Screenshots

Jun 3, 2019 - Leave a Comment

iOS 13 features

Apple has announced iOS 13 for iPhone and iPod touch, along with iPadOS 13 for iPad models. iOS 13 includes the snazzy new dark appearance options, performance improvements, and many new features and updates to the mobile operating system.

Some of the most noteworthy iOS 13 features and improvements include the following, complete with screenshots and images:

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - Leave a Comment

Download iOS 13 Beta 1, iPadOS 13 Beta 1, macOS Catalina Beta 1 Now if You’re a Developer

Jun 3, 2019 - 6 Comments

MacOS Catalina, iPadOS 13, and iOS 13

Users enrolled in the Apple Developer program can download the first beta version of iOS 13 for iPhone and iPod touch, and iPadOS 13 for iPad, iPad Mini, and iPad Pro, and macOS Catalina 10.15 for Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Mac OS X, News - 6 Comments

How to Reset Chrome Browser to Default Settings on Mac, Windows, Linux

Jun 2, 2019 - 3 Comments

Chrome web browser can be reset to default settings

Need to reset the Chrome browser to default settings? If Chrome is acting up and you want to troubleshoot the browser, or you just want to start fresh, you can easily reset Chrome settings to the original defaults. The process of resetting Chrome web browser is the same on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

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How to Mark Email as Unread or Read in Gmail for iPad, iPhone, & Web

Jun 1, 2019 - 1 Comment


Want to know how to mark an email as read or unread in Gmail? It’s very simple, but it’s also pretty easy to overlook how to mark messages as read or mark as unread too, so if you haven’t figured out how to do it yet don’t feel too bad.

It turns out that marking emails as read or unread in Gmail is actually the same in the webmail client as it is in the Gmail for iOS app for iPhone and iPad, and for other platforms too.

Read on to learn how to mark email messages as unread or read in Gmail.

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By Paul Horowitz - Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

Newly Setup iPad Pro Battery Draining Rapidly? “Ongoing Restore” Might Be Why!

May 31, 2019 - 1 Comment

Ongoing Restore draining iPad battery fast as it completes

If you have recently setup a new iPad Pro, iPad mini, or iPad and discovered the battery is draining unusually fast leading to subpar battery life on the device, don’t fret, there’s probably a good reason for it.

In fact, if during your recent setup or restore of the iPad you decided to restore from an iCloud backup, that very well could be the reason the device battery is draining down so much faster than expected. We’ll show you how to check if this restore process is happening in the background, and what to do about it.

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How to Automatically Update Apps in MacOS Mojave

May 30, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to automatically update Mac App Store apps in MacOS

If you would like a Mac to automatically update apps from the Mac App Store, you can easily do so in MacOS Mojave 10.14 or newer. This can be a helpful setting to use if you like to keep your Mac apps up to date, but you regularly forget to update them manually, or if simply want the app update process to be automated.

This tutorial will show you how to enable automatic app updates in MacOS Mojave or later, and we’ll also show you how to disable the automatic updates feature for Mac App Store apps.

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