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

PDF

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

Beta 6 of MacOS 10.12.4 and iOS 10.3 Available for Testing

Mar 13, 2017 - 2 Comments

MacOS Beta and iOS Beta

Apple has released the sixth 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 - 2 Comments

How to Change Email Address Linked to Apple ID

Mar 12, 2017 - 22 Comments

Change email used with Apple ID

Your Apple ID is used for iCloud, iCloud backups, logging into the App Store, making purchases, buying things from the Apple Store, and so much more. It’s a critical component of being an Apple customer and being in the Apple ecosystem, so you’ll want to be sure you have the proper email address configured and linked to your Apple ID. Rarely, some users may need to change the email address associated with their Apple ID, and this guide will walk through how to change the email address linked to an Apple ID.

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By Paul Horowitz - Tips & Tricks - 22 Comments

How to Scan QR Codes on iPhone with Chrome

Mar 11, 2017 - 2 Comments

Chrome

QR Codes are the weird looking pixelated squares you sometimes see printed on signs or elsewhere, and while it’s a stretch to say they are widely used (or understood) they are ubiquitous in some areas. While the iPhone does not bundle a method of scanning QR codes by default, if you’re a Google Chrome user then you will find the latest versions of the iPhone Chrome app can scan QR codes for you.

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

Using the Escape Key on Touch Bar MacBook Pro

Mar 10, 2017 - 10 Comments

Escape Key on Touch Bar Mac

Perhaps one the most controversial aspects of the Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro models is the removal of a physical hardware Escape key. Instead of being an always present physical Escape key, the new Escape key is a digital button on the Touch Bar screen which is usually visible but not always.

We’ll discuss using the Escape key on the Touch Bar of a Mac, and also how to make it appear if the Escape key is not visible for whatever reason.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 10 Comments

How to Get the Size of a Directory from Command Line

Mar 9, 2017 - 5 Comments

Terminal in macOS

Want to see the size of a directory from the command line? You may have noticed that using the traditional ls command to list the contents of a a directory won’t necessarily show the total size of a directory. Instead, to see what the disk usage is for a specific directory you’ll want to use the dedicated du command, which will display disk usage statistics for any path or directory specified. We’ll show you how to use this command.

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How to Clear & Reset DNS Cache in MacOS Sierra

Mar 8, 2017 - 7 Comments

How to clear DNS cache in macOS Sierra

Mac OS users who have modified their DNS settings may need to clear their DNS cache before the changes take effect. Additionally, sometimes name servers and domains may not resolve as intended if you have stale DNS cache on the Mac, another situation where resetting DNS cache can often be the solution.

We’ll show you how to flush out DNS cache in MacOS Sierra 10.12 and later.

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Beta 5 of MacOS Sierra 10.12.4, iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2, watchOS 3.2 Available

Mar 8, 2017 - 3 Comments

Apple beta system software

Apple has released the 5th beta versions of MacOS Sierra 10.12.4, iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2, and watchOS 3.2 to users participating in the beta testing programs.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 3 Comments

Make Pages Open New Blank Document by Default on Mac

Mar 7, 2017 - 16 Comments

Pages

Pages on Mac defaults to launching into a series of document opening panels and new document templates, but if you typically use Pages on the Mac to create new Pages files, you might appreciate launching the app directly into a new blank document instead.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 16 Comments

How to Search in Photos on Mac for Matches & Attributes

Mar 6, 2017 - 2 Comments

Photos app icon in Mac OS X

The Mac Photos app offers a Search feature which allows for searching for attributes in pictures, whether they are objects, things, descriptions of locations, places, or beings. This is just like the excellent Search feature in Photos for iOS in that you can search for a term or description and an album that matches those attributes will be returned, except it’s on the Mac desktop of course.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

How to Take a Picture on Mac Using the Camera

Mar 5, 2017 - 5 Comments

Take pictures with Mac web camera for selfies

Have you ever wanted to take a picture with your Mac webcam? Maybe you want to post a new profile picture to the internet or send a funny face to a friend or relative. Whatever the intention, it’s easy to snap pictures with a Macs built-in camera, allowing you to take selfies with your Mac. Exciting, right?

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

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