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How to Protect Against Meltdown & Spectre Security Flaws

Jan 5, 2018 - 22 Comments
Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities have their own logos

Two major security flaws have been found in modern computer processors, potentially impacting nearly all modern computers in the world. All Macs and iOS devices along with most Windows PC and Android devices are potentially susceptible to the critical security flaws, named Meltdown and Spectre. Theoretically, the vulnerabilities could be used to gain unauthorized access … Read More

How to Activate Siri on iPhone X

Dec 31, 2017 - 1 Comment
Access Siri on iPhone X

The iPhone X includes Siri access, the ever helpful (and sometimes goofy) virtual assistant that can perform tons of tasks by issuing simple commands by voice. But if you’re accustomed to accessing Siri by holding down a Home button and now you have iPhone X, you’re probably wondering how to access Siri on the iPhone … Read More

How to Disable Apple Pay Lock Screen Access on iPhone X by Side Button Presses

Dec 30, 2017 - 1 Comment
Turn Off Apple Pay Side Button Access on iPhone X to stop Apple Pay showing up on lock screen

Ever picked up iPhone X and found Apple Pay credit cards on screen? Or have you pulled iPhone X out of a pocket or bag and discovered that Apple Pay is open on the lock screen? This is from a new Apple Pay access feature that iPhone X enables by default, which allows the devices … Read More

How to Disable Bad Language in Siri on iPhone and iPad

Dec 28, 2017 - 4 Comments
Prevent bad language with Siri on iOS

If you don’t want Siri to ever dictate, speak, or write out explicit language, you can disable bad language in Siri for iPhone and iPad completely. By disabling explicit language support in Siri, the virtual assistant will use asterisks to cover up curse words and bad language, like “s**t”, and will literally bleep explicit language … Read More

How to Change the Default Notes Account in iOS

Dec 27, 2017 - 2 Comments
Change Notes default account in iOS

The Notes app in iOS is ever useful and offers a great place to store whatever little tidbits of text, checklists, pictures, doodles and drawings, shared notes with other people, password locked notes, and other data points you wish to preserve in some organized manner on an iPhone or iPad. And as for storing, the … Read More

How to Setup AirPods with iPhone or iPad

Dec 26, 2017 - 6 Comments
How to setup AirPods

AirPods are the new wireless earphones from Apple, they allow for completely wireless listening to music, interacting with Siri, answering phone calls, and interacting with music or audio. AirPods are particularly popular with iPhone users, but they work with most other iOS devices and Macs as well. If you got a new pair of AirPods … Read More

Stopping the PTPCamera Process on a Mac from Hogging CPU

Dec 23, 2017 - 1 Comment
PTPCamera Process Gone Wild on Mac hogging CPU

Some Mac users running older versions of MacOS system software may notice that after they plug an iPhone or a camera into their Mac, the computer starts running slower and, if it has a battery, the battery drains faster. Upon closer inspection with Activity Monitor on the impacted Mac, you might notice that a process … Read More

iPhone Slow? An Old Battery Might Be To Blame

Dec 22, 2017 - 14 Comments
Old iPhone battery may result in slow iPhone performance

Your battery might be making your older iPhone slow. This is because, apparently, iOS system software sometimes slows down older iPhones when the internal battery has degraded to the point where it can no longer sufficiently power the device at the expected performance level.

iOS 11.2.5 Beta 2 Released for Testing

Dec 19, 2017 - 1 Comment
iOS 11.2.5 Beta 2

Apple has released iOS 11.2.5 for iPhone and iPad users engaged in the beta testing programs.

How to Use Animoji on iPhone X

Dec 17, 2017 - 5 Comments
How to use Animoji on iPhone

Animoji is one of the major new software features available on iPhone X. For the unfamiliar, Animoji are animated cartoon renditions of things like a smiling pile of fecal matter, a unicorn, dog, cat, chicken, panda, pig, fox, alien, and other figures, and the Animoji feature works by using the Face ID front-facing iPhone camera … Read More

Get Microsoft Edge for iPhone and iPad

Dec 16, 2017 - 7 Comments
Microsoft Edge for iOS

Want another web browsing option on iPhone or iPad? Maybe you need to access a PC-only website from an iOS device? You’re in luck, because Microsoft has released Microsoft Edge for iOS, the web browser primarily known for being bundled in Windows 10. Microsoft Edge for iOS allows iPhone and iPad users access to the … Read More

How to Disable Tap To Wake on iPhone X

Dec 14, 2017 - Leave a Comment
Tap to Wake on iPhone X

The iPhone X includes a feature called Tap to Wake, which, much as it sounds, allows the locked iPhone screen to wake up with a tap anywhere on the screen. This makes a lot of sense because the device does not have a Home button to press and wake the screen, so a tap anywhere … Read More

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