Portrait Mode Emphasized in New iPhone 7 Plus Ads

Feb 13, 2017 - 5 Comments

Portrait mode dog commercial for iPhone 7 Plus

Apple is airing new iPhone 7 Plus commercials showing off the devices Portrait mode camera capabilities.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 5 Comments

How to Markup, Write, & Draw on Photos with iPhone or iPad

Feb 13, 2017 - 9 Comments

How to markup photos on iPhone or iPad

The excellent Markup ability in iOS allows iPhone and iPad users to write, draw, and markup on any photo or picture stored on their device. This offers a nice way to highlight or emphasize something on an image, and while it can be used for fun it’s equally as useful for professional users as well to annotate images.

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

Enjoy This Lovely Wallpaper of Jupiter from Below

Feb 11, 2017 - 8 Comments

Jupiter from Below wallpaper

Space wallpapers are often some of the best, and a recent picture of planet Jupiter courtesy of NASA is no exception.

The image of Jupiter was taken from below the planet, a different angle than what you’d typically see of the gas giant, and the resulting image is stunning and makes for an exceptional desktop background or homescreen wallpaper for your iOS device.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - 8 Comments

How to Automatically Empty Trash in Mac OS After 30 Days

Feb 10, 2017 - 7 Comments

Automatically Empty the Trash in MacOS

For those Mac users who often dump items into the Trash but forget to empty it on a regular basis, you can enable a new feature in MacOS which allows the Trash to automatically empty itself after 30 days. This can be a particularly nice feature if your Trash can is constantly bloated and taking up a lot of storage space, as the files that are removed will be removed themselves after the elapsed time period passes.

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

How to Type Trademark, Copyright, Symbols on iPhone and iPad

Feb 9, 2017 - 12 Comments

Type trademark, copyright symbols iPhone

If you find yourself needing to type a trademark symbol, copyright symbol, or registered symbol on the iPhone or iPad, you can do so easily using either of the two methods below.

The first trick to typing the trademark symbol “™”, the registered symbol, “®”, or the copyright symbol “©” will utilize the QuickType suggestion bar on the iOS keyboard, and the second trick uses the Emoji keyboard to type the same special character symbols.

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

How to Activate Windows 10 After Installing

Feb 9, 2017 - 12 Comments

Make a Windows 10 installer from Mac OS X

We recently showed users how to download Windows 10 ISO for free from Microsoft, which can then be installed and run on a PC, in a virtual machine, or with Boot Camp on a Mac without activating. If you decide you want to keep Windows 10 and continue to use it with a full feature set like the ability to change the wallpaper, you’ll likely want to activate Windows 10 however. We’ll show you how you can easily activate Windows 10 if you choose to do so.

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By Paul Horowitz - Tips & Tricks - 12 Comments

How to View FileVault Progress When Encrypting a Mac Disk

Feb 8, 2017 - Leave a Comment

Check FileVault disk encryption progress

Using Filevault on a Mac encrypts the entire hard drive and helps protect personal data from theft or unauthorized snooping. It’s a great security feature that many users enable when they’re first setting up their Mac, but some users may enable it or disable it later as well. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that, but if you enable FileVault at a later date it may take longer to encrypt the disk as more data must be encrypted.

Accordingly, it can be helpful to check the progress of FileVault disk encryption to know how far along the encryption or decryption process is.

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How to Use iPhone Magnifier Camera

Feb 7, 2017 - 17 Comments

iPhone Magnifier

The latest versions of iOS for iPhone include an excellent Magnifier feature which can turn the iPhone camera and screen into a magnifying glass. This has many potential uses, but perhaps the most useful in day-to-day life is as a reading aid to read tiny text without squinting and straining your eyes. Instead, you can quickly access the iPhone camera magnifier to zoom into and clarify what you are looking at, just like a real magnifying glass.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 17 Comments

New ‘Shot On iPhone 7’ Commercial: One Night

Feb 7, 2017 - 2 Comments

iPhone 7 One Night commercial

Apple is running an all new iPhone commercial focusing on the devices camera. The commercial spot is called “One Night” and apparently includes a collection of photos and videos captured with iPhone 7 on a single night around the world, backed by a jazz soundtrack.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 2 Comments

How to List Every Terminal Command on Mac OS

Feb 6, 2017 - 19 Comments

List all terminal commands available

Have you ever wanted to know what every single possible terminal command was on a Mac? You can list every terminal command available by turning to the command line. What you’ll see is a significant list of terminal commands with over 1400 possible commands to investigate and use, many of which are either helpful or powerful as we regularly cover with our command line guides. Of course many of the commands listed will have no relevance to the average user, but it can still be helpful to be able to navigate through the list and investigate each command and its respective purpose.

We’ll show you how to list every single terminal command available on a Mac, as well as how to get an explanation and details on each specific command that is shown.

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Beta 2 of iOS 10.3, MacOS 10.12.4, tvOS 10.2, watchOS 3.2 Available

Feb 6, 2017 - 3 Comments

Apple beta system software

Apple has released the second beta versions of iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2, watchOS 3.2, and macOS 10.12.4.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 3 Comments

How to Copy & Paste on iPad

Feb 5, 2017 - 9 Comments

How to copy and Paste on iPad

Using copy and paste on iPad is easy, and much like copying and pasting on a desktop computer or Mac, you can copy just about anything to the iPad clipboard and paste it just about anywhere that will accept input. Whether you want to copy and paste a text clip, a photo or picture, video, drawing, or nearly anything else does not matter, as long as you can select it, it can be copied and then pasted elsewhere into a different app.

We’ll show you how to copy and paste using the iPad contextual menus found in iOS, as well as a few handy tricks unique to iPad that allow you to paste any copied data by using the onscreen keyboard, or using keystrokes to cut, copy, and paste with iPad and Smart Keyboard.

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

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