How to Restart the Apple TV

Dec 27, 2015 - 9 Comments

How to Restart or Reboot the Apple TV

The new Apple TV is generally really quite stable and should rarely need to restart, but in the rare occasion you find something not working properly, you can reboot Apple TV through the system settings on the device itself. Rebooting Apple TV is fast and should only take a moment to complete, so if you find yourself needing to do so there is little downtime.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple TV, Tips & Tricks - 9 Comments

How to Keep the Apple Watch Display On Longer

Dec 26, 2015 - 3 Comments

Keep the Apple Watch Display on Longer When Active

The Apple Watch display defaults to staying on and active for 15 seconds when the screen is tapped or activated, but with new versions of WatchOS you can choose to keep the Apple Watch screen on for considerably longer before it dims itself again. This is helpful for many situations, whether you just want to observe the screen longer when you’re wearing watch, for demonstration purposes, and also when the Watch is placed into Nightstand Mode.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple Watch, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

How to Migrate Android to iPhone the Easy Way

Dec 25, 2015 - 9 Comments

How to migrate Android to iPhone

Changing phone platforms is easier than ever before, and if you’re moving from an Android phone to an iPhone, you’ll find that Apple has made this process incredibly simple with the help of a free migration tool. Appropriately called “Move to iOS”, the utility is easy to use and migrates all contacts, photos, calendars, notes, and much more, transferring everything from the Android phone to the new iPhone.

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

The Ultimate Slacker Last Minute Gift Guide

Dec 24, 2015 - 3 Comments

Last minute gifts

OK you waited until the very last minute, and now you need to get gifts or presents for someone. Or maybe someone unexpected is showing up for the holidays. Whatever the reason, this is the very last minute, and you’re tight on time. Running around the stores is basically out of the question, and this is far past the deadline for getting crafty or waiting for FedEx to deliver in the new year, so you’re on the web, looking for answers…. hmmm! But not to fret, you’re not alone and there are numerous email delivery options for great last minute gifts….

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun - 3 Comments

Stop Zoomed Wallpaper Resizing on iPhone & iPad with a Workaround

Dec 23, 2015 - 5 Comments

Zoomed wallpaper on iPhone vs zoomed out whole image was wallpaper on iPhone

The new versions of iOS zoom into a wallpaper image when it is set as the wallpaper on both the lock screen and home screen of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, effectively resizing the image. While this can make efficient use of some sized images and look great with certain types of pictures, the zooming wallpapers do not look so great with portraits, group photos, and just pictures of people or multiple subjects in general. While there’s no direct way to stop the zooming, there’s a little workaround trick you can utilize to stop the wallpaper image from being zoomed into on an iPhone or iPad, here’s how it works.

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

How to Find Text on Web Page in Safari for iOS 9 on iPhone & iPad

Dec 22, 2015 - 5 Comments

Safari icon in iOS If you have ever been reading a web page or website in Safari for iOS and wanted to quickly locate a particular text phrase or word within that active webpage, you’ll be happy to know that searching for matched text in Safari has gotten much easier on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with the latest releases of iOS.

With iOS 9 and newer, you’ll find a simple to use and easy to access “Find on Page” option in Safari, which quickly matches any searched text on a webpage in the Safari browser. This is a very useful feature that is now quite simple to access, let’s review how finding on page works in the latest versions of Safari for iOS.

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

How to Copy Pictures from iPhone, Camera, or Memory Card to Photos App on Mac

Dec 21, 2015 - 20 Comments

Photos app icon in Mac OS X Many Mac users rely on their iPhone as their primary digital camera, but even if you have a separate camera, or use a variety of memory cards stuffed with images, you may wish to copy pictures from any of those devices directly into the Photos app of OS X. Importing images from any camera, iPhone, iPad, Android, or memory card directly into Photos app is really easy, so if you like using the Photos app as your picture management software, you’ll be happy to know that regardless of the device type, it’s a quick process to copy the pictures directly into Photos app with little effort.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 20 Comments

How to Use the Pedometer on Apple Watch to Count Steps & Distance

Dec 20, 2015 - 6 Comments

Apple Watch Activity app The Apple Watch has numerous health and fitness related features including a heart rate monitor and built-in step counter, also known as a pedometer. While many users assume the pedometer feature must be accessed from the accompanying iPhone, which can also track steps and mileage on it’s own, there’s actually a separate pedometer feature bundled into the Apple Watch Activity app that is largely overlooked by users, accessible directly from your wrist any time.

If you want to see how many steps you’ve taken and the distance traveled while wearing an Apple Watch, you can quickly look at the step counter on the device without having to use the paired iPhone.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple Watch, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

How to Update Apple TV tvOS Software

Dec 19, 2015 - 12 Comments

Apple TV tvOS software update

The new Apple TV 4th generation model has many improvements and features that make it a great addition to a television and living room, but to get the most from the new Apple TV you’ll want to be sure you regularly update tvOS, the system software that runs on the device. Updating tvOS is simple enough and there’s actually an option to handle it for you automatically as well. For the purposes here, we’re going to show you how to manually update your Apple TV tvOS software so that you can be sure to have the latest version with the latest features.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple TV, Tips & Tricks - 12 Comments

Show & Search All Photos by Location with Siri

Dec 18, 2015 - 3 Comments

Search Photos by location with Siri

While the iPhone and iPad has long been able to use location data stored within photos to place and sort the pictures by location, the newest versions of iOS allow Siri to tap into the location meta data too, providing for a quick method of reviewing and finding pictures by locale.

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

Always Show the Full Name & Email Address of Recipients in Mail for Mac OS X

Dec 17, 2015 - 4 Comments

Mail app icon You may have noticed that when composing and replying to emails in the Mac Mail app, only the recipients name shows up in the “To” and “CC” fields. This is a feature called “Smart Addresses”, which hides the full name and email address from view, which can help to reduce screen clutter, but for some users it can lead to erroneously sending an email to the long address, since the email address isn’t clearly shown in the To, CC, and BCC sections.

Fortunately with a quick settings adjustment, you can have Mail always show the complete name and email address of any recipient in Mail app of OS X, thereby making it easy to have visual confirmation that your email is going to be sent to the proper place.
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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

OS X 10.11.3 Beta 1 Released for Testing

Dec 16, 2015 - 9 Comments

OS X 10.11.3 Beta 1

Apple has released the first beta version of OS X 10.11.3 El Capitan to Mac users participating in the testing programs.

The new release carries build 15D9c, and though it’s unclear what the focus area of OS X 10.11.3 is at the moment, presumably the release focuses on bug fixes and other improvements.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 9 Comments

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