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How to Turn Off Video Autoplay on Twitter for Mac OS X

Feb 9, 2016 - 4 Comments
Twitter for Mac icon

The newest versions of Twitter for Mac and iOS default to automatically playing videos and gifs that are found within a feed. This can lead to the Twitter app becoming a stream of continuous noise and nuisance, or worse, as any video (uncensored or not) starts playing itself without user input. Whether you think this … Read More

How to Reinstall OS X on a Mac

Feb 9, 2016 - 16 Comments
Reinstall OS X system software on a Mac

Though we’d all rather everything works as intended with our Macs, occasionally something goes really haywire and OS X becomes either royally messed up or unusable. In these circumstances, sometimes the only solution to get things working again is to reinstall OS X system software (or, if you have a recent safe backup made, restoring … Read More

The Mac “Startup Disk Almost Full” Message and How to Fix It

Feb 6, 2016 - 24 Comments
Mac Startup disk is almost full error message, here is how to fix it

Many Mac users will inevitably see the “Your startup disk almost full” error message show up in OS X, with a vague note to delete some files in order to make more space available on the Mac. While you can disregard the message for a little while, it will usually come back again shortly, and … Read More

How to Turn Off Contacts Found in Mail from Mac OS X

Feb 4, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Contacts app in Mac OS X

Modern versions of Mail app for Mac OS X and iOS default to scanning through email content to suggest contacts and fill in additional information about existing contacts. While this can offer a convenient way of easily filling in and uncovering contact information exchanged through emails, it can also frequently be inaccurate, leading to erroneous … Read More

How to Make an HTML Signature for Mail in Mac OS X

Feb 3, 2016 - 10 Comments
HTML signature in Mac Mail app of OS X

Many users like to set a signature to be automatically included in their outbound emails, and for those who like to have a stylized and somewhat interactive email signature, they’ll want to create what’s called an HTML signature. An HTML signature allows for different text styling like bolds, italics, font sizes, and, perhaps most relevant … Read More

How to Rotate Videos in Mac OS X

Feb 1, 2016 - 4 Comments
How to rotate or flip a video in Mac OS X

Have you ever had a video that was recorded vertically or sideways, and you wish it was orientated either horizontally or otherwise rotated? This is often the case with videos recorded on iPhone or Android phones shot with the notorious Vertical Video Syndrome, but the technique we’ll demonstrate works to flip or rotate any movie, … Read More

The “Optimizing Your Mac” Notification in OS X Explained

Jan 28, 2016 - 10 Comments
Optimizing Your Mac notification in Mac OS X

Some Mac users may see a notification alert pop-up from OS X in the corner of their display with a message stating “Optimizing Your Mac – Performance and battery life may be affected until completed.” While there aren’t any additional details offered in the notification, there is a “Close” button, which will dismiss the alert. … Read More

Save the Mac App Store Password for Free Downloads in OS X

Jan 27, 2016 - 18 Comments
Save password for free app store downloads in Mac OS X

Having to constantly enter the Apple ID password to download free apps from the Mac App Store is kind of annoying, but thanks to a new settings option you can stop the authentication requirement for free apps while still maintaining it for paid app downloads and for in-app purchases in OS X.

How to Add Checklists to Notes in iOS & OS X

Jan 25, 2016 - 21 Comments
Notes icon in iOS

Notes app includes a variety of enhanced features for iOS and OS X users, but one that is particularly useful is the ability to make checklists easily in the app. As you probably guessed, the checklists are interactive, so you can check things off your own created lists or notes easily to help you keep … Read More

iOS 9.3 Beta 2, OS X 10.11.4 Beta 2, WatchOS 2.2 Beta 2, Released for Testing

Jan 25, 2016 - 3 Comments
iOS 9.3 beta 2 download

Apple has issued the second beta versions of iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4, tvOS 9.2 beta 2, and WatchOS 2.2 to users participating in the developer release testing programs for iPhone, IPad, iPod touch, Mac OS X, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. The new builds continue to improve features and enhancements on the respective operating … Read More

Show Location Usage Icon in the Menu Bar of Mac OS X

Jan 22, 2016 - 7 Comments
Show location use menu icon in Mac OS X

More services and features rely on location to function properly on Mac OS X, but whereas iOS will default to showing you a little compass arrow icon when location is accessed and used, OS X doesn’t show comparable location usage by default in the latest versions. For users who want to know when Mac OS … Read More

The iTunes Lockdown Folder Location & How to Reset iOS Lockdown Certificates in Mac OS X & Windows

Jan 21, 2016 - 6 Comments
The iOS Lockdown folders in Mac OS X and Windows

A hidden Lockdown folder is created by iTunes which stores certificate UDID data for iOS devices that are synced to a specific computer. These lockdown certificates are required to be able to successfully sync an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with a computer, but in some specific occasions, a user may need to manually access … Read More

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