How to Fix Mail Not Showing Attachments in Mac OS Sierra

Dec 17, 2016 - 17 Comments

Mail app icon

Some Mac users have discovered that Mail app has stopped showing attachments after updating to Mac OS Sierra, despite not having manually removed the attachments themselves. Additionally, existing emails with attachments may appear as if the email attachments disappeared entirely.

While having disappearing Mail attachments can be alarming, you can usually resolve this issue with a two-step process.
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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Troubleshooting - 17 Comments

How to Use Tapback Messages on Mac

Dec 16, 2016 - Leave a Comment

Tapback messages on Mac

Tapback messages offer an in-line visual icon response to any message, it’s a fun feature on iOS Messages app that is also one of the few message effect features available on the Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

How to Rename Apple Magic Mouse in Mac OS

Dec 15, 2016 - 2 Comments

How to rename a Magic Mouse on Mac

By default Mac OS will name a Bluetooth device like an Apple Magic Mouse as “Name’s Magic Mouse”, which makes it easy to identify. Some Mac users may wish to change that and assign a different name to their Magic Mouse or to rename the Magic Mouse however, perhaps to resolve a conflict, to not confuse multiple devices synced to the same Mac, for privacy purposes, or any other number of reasons.

This quick guide will show you how to rename an Apple Magic Mouse or Magic Mouse 2 in Mac OS.
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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

You Can Now Download Super Mario Run for iPhone

Dec 15, 2016 - Leave a Comment

Super Mario Run for iPhone

Super Mario Run, the highly anticipated debut Mario game for iOS, is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users.

The game is designed for playing one handed on a mobile device, as Mario continuously runs, you tap to jump as you collect coins, stomp on Goombas, and navigate the various obstacles on each course. It’s very highly polished and a lot of fun, which is exactly what you’d expect from Nintendo.

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By Paul Horowitz - Games, News - Leave a Comment

How to Set the Default Camera Mode on iPhone

Dec 14, 2016 - 4 Comments

iPhone camera

The iPhone Camera defaults to opening to Photo so that you can take pictures with the iPhone camera quickly. A new feature available in iOS lets you set the default camera mode to another option however, meaning you can default to opening the camera to Video, Square, Slow-Motion, Time-Lapse, Portrait, Panorama, or the standard Photo option.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

Beta 1 of MacOS 10.12.3, iOS 10.2.1, tvOS 10.1.1 Available

Dec 14, 2016 - 3 Comments

Apple beta system software

Hot off the heals of releasing the final versions of macOS Sierra 10.12.2 and iOS 10.2 to Mac and iOS users respectively, Apple has unveiled the first beta versions of MacOS 10.12.3, iOS 10.2.1, and tvOS 10.11.1.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 3 Comments

How to See Battery Time Remaining on MacOS Sierra 10.12.2

Dec 13, 2016 - 34 Comments

How to check battery life in time remaining under MacOS

Apple has removed the battery time indicator from MacOS Sierra 10.12.2, meaning if you install the update on a MacBook Pro, MacBook, or MacBook Air, you will no longer get a battery life remaining estimate from the battery menu. Given that Mac laptops are inherently mobile and battery dependent, many users like to have a general idea of how much battery time is remaining, even if it’s not 100% accurate, and thus are understandably not too enthusiastic about removing such a feature.

We’ll show you a few ways to check how much battery life may be remaining on any Mac laptop running the latest MacOS Sierra release, including a more advanced way to restore the old battery menu again.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 34 Comments

MacOS Sierra 10.12.2 Update Released for Mac

Dec 13, 2016 - 80 Comments

MacOS 10.12.2 Update

Apple has released MacOS Sierra 10.12.2 update for downloading. The update aims to improve the stability and performance of Macs and is therefore recommended for users running prior versions of Sierra to install.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 80 Comments

How to Show to ~/Library Folder in MacOS Sierra

Dec 12, 2016 - 21 Comments

The user Library folder in MacOS

The User Library folder is hidden by default in MacOS Sierra, but some advanced users may wish to show and access the ~/Library/ folder, which contains preference files, caches, and application support data. We’ll show you how to access the User Library folder quickly, as well as how to set MacOS Sierra Finder to always show the User Library directory.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 21 Comments

iOS 10.2 Update Download Released for iPhone & iPad [IPSW Links]

Dec 12, 2016 - 20 Comments

iOS 10.2

Apple has released iOS 10.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10.2 includes new wallpapers, a new TV app, some minor adjustments to the Music app Shuffle and Repeat button, a couple of new screen effects for imessage. Over 100 new emojis icons are also included, ranging from a cowboy, a cucumber, an astronaut, someone using a Mac, guerrilla, owl, avocado, a selfie, a handshake, and more.

iOS 10.2 also includes various bug fixes and other improvements to the mobile operating system.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 20 Comments

How to Add Music to Snapchat Videos

Dec 11, 2016 - Leave a Comment


Have you ever wanted to add music to your Snapchat videos? If you’re a heavy Snapchat user, then of course you have wanted to put a song to play in the background of a video. Adding music to your Snaps offers a great way to further add personality to your Snapchat stories and videos.

We’ll show you how to add music to your snaps, it can be any music or song played from any app on your device.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

Mac White Screen? How to Fix a White Screen on Boot

Dec 10, 2016 - 18 Comments

Mac White Screen

Rarely, a Mac may fail to boot and get stuck on a white screen, otherwise failing to turn on as expected. While a Mac may get stuck on a white screen at random, users will usually discover the problem after updating system software, where the Mac starts up but quickly halts on an all white display.

If you find your Mac is stuck on a white screen during boot and is not powering on as expected, read on to troubleshooting and learn how you might be able to fix this issue.

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