How to Type Accents on Mac the Easy Way

Mar 22, 2017 - 17 Comments

Type accents on Mac the easy way

Many languages use accents and diacritic marks to change how a letter or vowel sounds. Accordingly, you may find it useful to know how to type accents and diacritical marks on a Mac using the keyboard. This should be particularly useful for users who also type or write in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Greek, but obviously this applies to many other latin language scripts as well.

Modern versions of Mac OS offer an exceptionally fast way to type letter accents, and it’s quite easy to use.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 17 Comments

How to Use Stationery in Mail for Mac to Stylize & Personalize Emails

Mar 21, 2017 - 17 Comments

Use Stationery in Mail for Mac

If you want to add some flair and customization to emails sent from your Mac, you can use the Stationery feature to personalize the appearance of emails sent from the Mail app in Mac OS. The Stationery customizations make emails look a lot more exciting than just simple text on a white background, and you can stylize an email message with various themes for birthdays, announcements, sentiments, to emphasize photos, gifts, parties, and various other stationery styles from a series of templates built into the Mac Mail app.

This offers a fun way to personalize and theme emails for events or well-wishing, and they are extremely easy to use.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 17 Comments

Apple Launches Updated iPad and Red iPhone 7

Mar 21, 2017 - 3 Comments

Product Red iPhone 7 models

Apple has quietly released some hardware updates to their iPhone and iPad lineup, including a red color iPhone 7 and a lower-end iPad model.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 3 Comments

How to Use Emergency Bypass on iPhone to Allow Contacts to Get Through Do Not Disturb Mode

Mar 20, 2017 - 10 Comments

How to use Emergency Bypass for Contacts on iPhone

Do Not Disturb mode is one of the greater features for iPhone users who like to enjoy some peace and quiet, but since it mutes all sounds, alerts, and notifications on the iPhone it’s possible to miss a truly important call or alert when the feature is enabled. This is a scenario that Emergency Bypass attempts to remedy, by allowing individual contacts to bypass Do Not Disturb mode and have sounds, alerts, and vibrations from that specified contact get through to the iPhone even if Do Not Disturb is on.

Emergency Bypass is set on a per-contact basis to allow the chosen contact to be able to get through Do Not Disturb mode. This guide will show how you can use this great feature on your iPhone so that people or contacts can always get through to your phone.

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

Beta 8 of macOS 10.12.4 Released for Testing

Mar 20, 2017 - 4 Comments

Apple beta system software

Apple has released yet another beta version of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 as beta 8, as well as an updated beta of watchOS 3.2 beta 7.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 4 Comments

How to Import Contacts from SIM Card to iPhone

Mar 19, 2017 - 2 Comments

How to copy contacts from a SIM card to iPhone

Many people continue to use older fashioned cell phones who then decide to migrate to an iPhone, and if you fall into that category (or are helping someone who does), a common migration step to go from an ancient flip phone or simpler cell phone to an iPhone is to import contacts from the SIM card of that older phone. This allows the user to bring their old contacts stored on a SIM card to the new iPhone easily. Aside from that initial migration, another scenario where you’d want to import SIM contacts is if you have an old phones SIM card laying around that had contacts on it that you’d like to migrate to the iPhone.

Either of these situations can be accomplished by placing the other SIM card into the iPhone and then using an iPhone feature to import contacts from that SIM card to the iPhone. This is a pretty fast process, as we’ll demonstrate in this walkthrough.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

Why is My iPhone Hot? Here’s Why & How to Fix a Hot iPhone

Mar 18, 2017 - 7 Comments

Hot iPhone fix

Have you ever discovered that your iPhone it warm to the touch? It’s not common, but sometimes an iPhone can even get outright hot to the touch, where the rear of the iPhone and the screen of the device is hot to touch, sometimes enough to be uncomfortable to hold and make your hands sweat.

It’s pretty annoying to have an iPhone running hot because it also almost always coincides with rapid battery drain and general performance sluggishness. We’ll walk through a few simple steps that can help to fix a hot iPhone and help it cool down and regain regular performance again.

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iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo? Here Are 4 Ways to Fix

Mar 17, 2017 - 5 Comments

Fix an iPhone stuck on Apple logo

Rarely, the iPhone may get stuck on the Apple logo screen. This usually happens after a software update or a crash, and it’s fairly obvious because the Apple logo  appears against an otherwise black display and that is all you see on the iPhone; just the Apple logo stuck on the screen and the rest of the iPhone features are inaccessible and unusable.

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Beta 7 of MacOS 10.12.4 and iOS 10.3 Available for Testing

Mar 16, 2017 - 11 Comments

MacOS Beta and iOS Beta

Apple has released the 7th beta versions of MacOS 10.12.4 and iOS 10.3 for users participating in the beta testing programs.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 11 Comments

How to See All Unread Emails in iOS Mail the Easy Way

Mar 15, 2017 - 3 Comments

View Unread Emails in iOS easily

The latest versions of Mail in iOS allow iPhone and iPad users to quickly filter their email inbox to display unread messages with the simple touch of a button. The unread email message toggle will instantly change the currently viewed inbox in iOS Mail to display all unread emails in the active inbox, it’s simple and fast, but easily overlooked.

If you haven’t seen this feature before, here’s where to find it and how to use it so you can quickly show all unread email messages on your iPhone or iPad.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

How to Re-Open Recently Closed Tabs in Safari for Mac the Easy Way

Mar 14, 2017 - 11 Comments

Re-open closed Safari tabs on Mac

Mac users have long been able to re-open a closed Safari tab by using a keyboard shortcut, but what if some time has passed, or what if you want to re-open a specific closed tab in Safari? It turns out the latest versions of Safari for Mac OS support a menu-based option to easily browse through a list of recently closed tabs, which you can then select any closed tab from to re-open.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 11 Comments

How to Print to PDF on iPhone with 3D Touch

Mar 13, 2017 - 25 Comments


You can save nearly anything as a PDF from iPhone, all it takes is using a little known 3D Touch trick available only in Sharing action menus. Essentially this trick allows you to perform the iOS equivalent of Print to PDF like you would see on desktops like a Mac or Windows PC, except it’s on the mobile iOS world and available to iPhone users with 3D Touch devices.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 25 Comments

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