How to Find Duplicate Files on Mac with DupeGuru

Mar 21, 2018 - 6 Comments

How to Find Duplicate Files on Mac

Are you concerned about duplicate files on a Mac? While most Mac users shouldn’t be bothered by duplicate files as it’s likely that very few if any exist, there are situations where they can be found, thereby adding unnecessary clutter to a Mac file system. For example, the user ~/Downloads folder is a common place for duplicate files to exist, usually from when someone downloads a file, picture, zip, movie, installer, or app from somewhere, forgets about it, and then proceeds to download the same item yet again, thus creating a duplicate of the same file. Or maybe you just frequently make copies of files and they slowly accumulate over time, whether needed or not.

This guide will demonstrate a method for how to find duplicate files on a Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

How to Search Email on iPhone and iPad Mail

Mar 20, 2018 - 8 Comments

How to Search Mail on iPhone and iPad

Did you know the Mail app for iOS has a Search feature? Indeed the iPhone and iPad Mail apps have a search capability, but it’s not visible by default and instead the functionality is hidden behind a gesture, and thus many users don’t even know a find feature exists for emails on their iOS devices.

If you ever need to search for an email on an iPhone or iPad, the hidden Search feature in Mail for iOS is going to make your task much easier. You can use it to search by any word, name, or term, and it’ll search all inboxes or a specific inbox to quickly find any email by the provided search terms.

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

MacOS 10.13.4 Beta 6 Released for Testing

Mar 19, 2018 - 1 Comment

macOS 10-13-4 beta 6 Apple beta system software

Apple has released the sixth beta version of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 to users participating in the Mac OS beta testing programs.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 1 Comment

How to Show the Expanded Print Details Dialog in Mac OS by Default

Mar 19, 2018 - 14 Comments

How to show the expanded Print dialog always in Mac OS

Do you frequently access the detailed printing options when printing from a Mac? If so, you’ll really appreciate this trick to always show the expanded print dialog window and settings screen.

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How to Fix “Verification Required” for Apps Downloads on iPhone and iPad

Mar 18, 2018 - 7 Comments

How to Fix Verification Required message on iPhone or iPad

You may discover a “Verification Required” error message when attempting to install or update free apps from the iOS App Store on an iPhone or iPad, thereby preventing the user from downloading apps or updating any apps.

The complete message is either “Verification Required – Before you can make purchases, you must tap Continue to verify your payment info.” or “Verification Required. Tap Continue and sign in to view billing information.” if you see this message on an iPhone or iPad when trying to download, install, or update free apps you might be annoyed and want to stop the error and fix it. The verbiage varies slightly depending on the iOS release.

This tutorial will show you who to stop the “Verification Required” message on iOS, either when downloading free apps or app updates on an iPhone or iPad.

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Make a SuperDrive Work on Unsupported Macs? It’s Possible!

Mar 17, 2018 - 19 Comments

SuperDrive on a Mac

The Apple SuperDrive is an external CD / DVD drive that reads and writes to optical discs, and while it works great with many Macs, there are some Mac models where the SuperDrive doesn’t work, like any Mac that happened to come with a built-in optical drive. For the computers that do not support the SuperDrive, connecting the device often pops-up an error message stating that the Superdrive “is not supported on this Mac”.

Before giving up on using a SuperDrive, you might be able to use a command line hack method discussed here to make a Superdrive work on any Mac, whether it’s supported or not. Of course there is no need to do this on supported machines but for devices where the drive isn’t working, it can be helpful.

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How to Change Audio Import Settings in iTunes on Mac & Windows

Mar 16, 2018 - 5 Comments

Import audio settings in iTunes

If you’re ripping CDs to import a music collection into iTunes on a Mac or Windows PC, you may be interested in knowing that you can change the media encoding for imported music. By default, iTunes will import and rip CDs using the MP3 Encoder at 160kbps, but if you want to change the encoding settings you will find options to import the CD and encode music as AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless (m4a), MP3, and WAV.

There are two ways to access the iTunes encoder settings for importing music from CDs, either directly from the import screen, or from the iTunes Preferences. Accessing is the same in iTunes for Mac OS and for Windows. However you access the import settings, the settings will be the same and will become the default for future importing of CDs into iTunes.

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By Paul Horowitz - iTunes, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

iOS 11.3 Beta 6 Released for Testing

Mar 16, 2018 - Leave a Comment

iOS beta for iPhone and iPad

Apple has released the 6th beta version of iOS 11.3 for users participating in the iOS beta testing program.

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How to Share Wi-Fi Passwords from iPhone or iPad

Mar 15, 2018 - 5 Comments

How to share wi-fi passwords in iOS

The latest versions of iOS offer a very nice feature that lets you easily share wi-fi passwords from an iPhone or iPad so that other people can quickly join a wireless network that you’re already connected to. While there is still no way to see the wi-fi router password in iOS, the ability to share a wi-fi password and assist another device to join a wireless network is a great feature and a step in the right direction.

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

Get Instant Command Line Access from Anywhere in Mac OS with iTerm2

Mar 14, 2018 - 11 Comments

Access a command line from anywhere on the Mac

If you’re a command line user, you can imagine that it’d be useful to have a Terminal window available instantly to you from anywhere on the Mac, whether you’re currently in the Finder, Safari, Xcode, or any other application entirely. Well there’s no need to imagine, with iTerm you can have an instantly available terminal that drops down from the top of the Macs screen, giving you immediate command line access at the push of a hot key.

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WWDC 2018 Starts June 4, iOS 12 & MacOS 10.14 Likely to Debut

Mar 13, 2018 - 7 Comments

WWDC 2018

Apple has announced their annual Worldwide Development Conference (WWDC) will begin on Monday, June 4. The event, which is to be held in San Jose California, will last through June 8.

Though aimed at developers, WWDC events are significant to a wider audience because Apple usually debuts their next major operating system versions during a keynote presentation at the start of the conference.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 7 Comments

How to Delete Apps from iPhone X and 3D Touch iPhone Models

Mar 12, 2018 - 9 Comments

How to delete apps on iPhone X and 3D Touch iPhone models

Removing apps from an iPhone or iPad has always been an easy endeavor, and you can easily uninstall any iOS app from a device in just seconds. Of course iPhone X and 3D Touch iPhone models can still quickly delete apps from the home screen too, but because of some hardware features of those devices, deleting apps may appear like it works differently. Some users may attempt to delete an app on iPhone X or other 3D touch iPhone models and find that no “X” appears at all, or that the icons don’t jiggle, or that they feel a little buzz sensation and then find a pop-up menu instead of the “X” button to delete an app.

This guide will walk through how to delete apps on the newest iPhone models, including understanding how deleting apps works on iPhone X, and also offer some general tips on deleting apps on any other iPhone with a 3D Touch screen.

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