How to Restore Lost Calendars & Reminders from iCloud

Feb 24, 2020 - Leave a Comment

How to Restore Lost Calendars and Reminders with iCloud

If you’re an avid iPhone or iPad user, there’s a pretty good chance that you schedule events or add reminders to the Calendar app in order to keep track of your appointments throughout the week. Thanks to Siri, it just takes a couple of seconds to create an event or reminder too. These reminders and calendar events are automatically synced across all your Apple devices by harnessing the power of iCloud, so they’re readily available no matter what device you use.

But what happens if you lose your Calendars and Reminders? Losing calendars and reminders data can be stressful, but this article will show you how you can restore lost calendars and reminders using iCloud. You can initiate this data recovery process from any Mac, Windows PC, or device with a full desktop web browser.

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How to Enable iCloud Music Library on Mac & Windows PC

Feb 23, 2020 - 1 Comment

How to Enable iCloud Music Library on PC and Mac

Do you use iTunes to play your favorite songs on your PC or Mac? You might be interested in taking a look at the iCloud Music Library nifty feature that could potentially add a lot of convenience, especially if you’re using iPhone or iPad. Dubbed iCloud Music Library, this feature essentially stores your music library in the cloud, so that you can access it from any of your Apple devices.

Considering how we don’t always rely on a single device to listen to music, iCloud Music Library comes in handy when we’re constantly switching between devices, whether it’s an iPhone, Mac, Windows PC, iPad, and seamlessly syncing songs, playlists and more within a matter of seconds. As long as you’ve subscribed to Apple Music or iTunes Match service, this feature should be available to you.

Interested in taking advantage of this functionality? Look no further, because in this article, we’ll be discussing exactly how you can enable iCloud Music Library within iTunes on both PC & Mac.
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By Hamlin Rose - iTunes, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to Download Apple TV+ Shows on iPhone & iPad

Feb 22, 2020 - 1 Comment

How to Download Apple TV+ Shows on iPhone & iPad

Are you an Apple TV+ subscriber looking to download your favorite shows and content onto your devices? You can easily download locally Apple TV+ shows to iPhone and iPad so that you can enjoy them offline, this is perfect for long trips, plane flights, train rides, or just posting up on your couch or in bed to binge-watch.

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By Hamlin Rose - Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to View Apple Music Listening History on iPhone & iPad

Feb 21, 2020 - Leave a Comment

How to View Apple Music History on iPhone and iPad

Keen on finding out what your Apple Music playback history looks like? In this article, we’ll be discussing exactly how you can view your Apple Music listening history on your iPhone and iPad.

If you’re an avid iPhone or iPad user, there’s a decent chance you’ve subscribed to the Apple Music service. The music streaming service is baked into the stock Music app alongside your local iTunes library and offers a ton of features, including the ability to display live lyrics. However, the app’s implementation of its “Recently Played” section had been challenging to access from the Playlists menu, but now there’s a new “History” feature that lets you view all the songs you’ve listened to on Apple Music, right within the playback menu.

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How to Disable Launchpad on Mac

Feb 20, 2020 - 8 Comments

How to turn off Launchpad on Mac

Interested in disabling Launchpad on Mac? If you want to turn off the Launchpad for whatever reason or to stop accidentally opening Launchpad in MacOS, you can turn the feature off completely.

For some quick background, Launchpad is a feature in MacOS that reveals a screen of app icons, sort of reminiscent to the appearance of an iPad or iPhone. Launchpad can be accessed by gesture, F button, or by opening the Launchpad app from the Dock or Applications folder. Some users may find this feature to be really helpful, whereas others may find it to be less useful particularly if they’re accessing Launchpad through an accidental pinch gesture on trackpad, or tapping on the F4 key, or clicking the app Dock icon.

This article will show how to disable the Launchpad gesture, remove the Launchpad Dock icon, and disable remove the Launchpad F button trigger on Mac to turn Launchpad off.

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How to See Full Song Lyrics with Apple Music on iPhone or iPad

Feb 19, 2020 - 6 Comments

View Song Lyrics in Apple Music on iPhone and iPad

Wondering what the lyrics are to a song on Apple Music? Do you want to read through the lyrics while you’re enjoying a song, or maybe you want to confirm what that singer is actually singing? Apple Music makes it easy to view the full song lyrics to any song within the Music app on iPhone and iPad.

This article will show you how to easily check song lyrics through Music app, whether the song is in your local device or on an online playlist the feature works the same.

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By Hamlin Rose - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

Beta 2 of iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, MacOS 10.15.4 Released for Testing

Feb 19, 2020 - Leave a Comment

iOS 13.4 beta, ipadOS 13.4 beta, MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 beta 2

Apple has released the second beta versions of iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, macOS Catalina 10.15.4, watchOS 6.2, and tvOS 13.4 for users involved in the various beta system software testing programs. The new beta builds are initially available to developers and are then followed by public beta versions soon afterwards.

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How to Recover Lost or Deleted iCloud Drive Files or Documents

Feb 18, 2020 - 10 Comments

How to Recover Lost iCloud Drive Documents & Files

Worried you might have lost iCloud Drive documents or files? Or perhaps you’re wondering if you can recover a deleted file or document from iCloud Drive? Don’t panic, you can probably restore and recover those files from iCloud Drive using the procedure we’ll discuss here.

Files, documents and other data that we constantly use for school, college, and work purposes are always extremely valuable. Some of you may have your important data, files, work presentations saved on your iPhones and iPads to quickly access them when you’re on the move. Apple’s iCloud Drive service has made it easier to back up all these files and securely store them on the cloud, which you immediately could access it from all your Mac and iOS devices. That being said, it’s not too hard to accidentally lose your files, documents and other data, because sometimes all it takes is a mistaken deletion, or a failed or interrupted upload, or even a botched software update.

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How to Enable Flash Player on Chrome

Feb 17, 2020 - 3 Comments

Google Chrome

You may have noticed that though Google Chrome offers native support for the Flash player plugin, but it’s now disabled by default within the browser. Thus if you want to use Flash on Chrome, you must enable Flash Player manually through the Chrome settings.

This tutorial will show you how to enable Flash Player on Chrome web browser.

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How to Check What Apple Watch Model You Have

Feb 17, 2020 - 3 Comments

How to tell what Apple Watch model is which

Wondering how to tell what Apple Watch model you have? You’re probably not alone, since a lot of Apple Watch models look the same. Not to worry though, you can determine which is which with a little help.

Apart from Apple Watch Series 4, each and every year Apple has refreshed its wearable it hasn’t made any large changes to the way it looks. That’s great for design consistency and making your older Apple Watch seem current, but it’s a challenge if you’re trying to identify one model from another. Is it Apple Watch Series 3 or Apple Watch Series 1? What about Apple Watch Series 4 or Series 5? They both look the same, after all. Luckily there are ways and means to tell which Apple Watch you’re looking at, though.

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By Oliver Haslam - Apple Watch, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

How to Add AOL Email to iPad or iPhone

Feb 16, 2020 - 7 Comments

How to Add an AOL Email Account to iPhone or iPad

If you have or use an AOL email account, you may want to add it to your iPad or iPhone for convenience of checking and sending emails from the address right from iOS or iPadOS.

Adding an AOL email address to iPad and iPhone is pretty easy. To get started you will need to make sure you know your AOL email address and the account password for the AOL account. Aside from that, it’s simply a matter of adding it to the iPad or iPhone by looking in the right place to add the email address so that it can be accessed in Mail app on iPhone and iPad.

This article will walk through the steps to add an email account to the Mail app on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 7 Comments

How to Play Fortnite on Mac – System Requirements & Performance Tips

Feb 15, 2020 - 4 Comments

Play Fortnite on Mac

Want to play Fortnite on Mac? The cross-platform battle arena shooter and building game is wildly popular, and it’s free to play regardless of what you’re gaming on.

Mac gamers may be interested in giving Fortnite a run on their Macs, so let’s review how to install and play Fortnite on a Mac, along with discussing Fortnite system requirements for Mac, and some tips for optimal game performance.

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By Paul Horowitz - Games, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

How to Access iCloud Settings & Apple ID in macOS Catalina

Feb 14, 2020 - 6 Comments

How to access iCloud settings and Apple ID on MacOS

Wondering how to access your Apple ID and iCloud settings in the latest MacOS releases? Your Apple ID is the key to all of your data and it’s where all of the iCloud syncing magic starts. Without your Apple ID you can’t access iCloud data including your email, contacts, calendar, and more. You’ll also need it to enable iCloud Photos, and access your apps in the App Store, too. These are obviously important settings to be able to access and configure.

If you’re running macOS 10.15 Catalina or later, accessing your Apple ID and making changes to iCloud is as easy as could be, though it’s in a new location than it was in prior MacOS system software releases. But don’t worry, you don’t need to go spelunking too deep into your Mac’s System Preferences to find it.

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By Oliver Haslam - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

How to Enable Low Data Mode on iPhone & iPad for Wi-Fi Networks

Feb 13, 2020 - 4 Comments

How to Enable Low Data Mode on iPhone

Looking for a way to reduce data usage on a wi-fi network while using your iPhone or iPad? This trick is for you.

Depending on where you live, Internet may or may not be expensive. If you’re living in the United States, there’s a good chance you’re paying a higher bill for your broadband connection and cellular data compared to one of your friends living in Europe or Asia. If internet bills are burning a hole in your wallet, you might want to tone down your data usage. With the release of iOS 13 update, Apple has introduced a new feature called “Low Data Mode” that claims to reduce Wi-Fi data use when activated, and a similar Low Data Mode for cellular data usage exists too. Many people have limited data when they’re using their home internet use (or a cellular network) to browse the internet, so this feature should come in handy if you’re nearing your data cap, or you just want to reduce the bandwidth used by iPhone or iPad on a wi-fi network.

If you’re interested in trying this out for yourself to see if you’re able to conserve your monthly data usage while on a wireless network, you’re in the right place. This article will be discussing exactly how you can turn the low data mode feature on for Wi-Fi networks. If you’re interested in using Low Data Mode on cellular, then go here instead.

Part of how this feature works is that it aims to limit your data use by pausing automatic updates and other background tasks, thereby reducing the amount of data used on the iPhone or iPad. So, without further ado, let’s get straight to the procedure and enable this feature on a specific wi-fi network.

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By Hamlin Rose - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

How to Reverse Image Search with Google on iPhone

Feb 12, 2020 - 7 Comments

How to Reverse Image Search on iPhone

Want to perform a reverse image search with Google from iPhone using Safari or Chrome? If you’ve ever wanted to get information regarding an image, or verify the authenticity of a picture you found on the internet, we wouldn’t be surprised if you tried reverse image searching it on Google.

This excellent tool has been available to users for years now and is widely used on desktop browsers like Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. By visiting Google Images, anyone could perform a reverse image search from their computer or tablet within a matter of seconds.

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By Hamlin Rose - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 7 Comments

What Do the F1, F2, F3, Through F12 Keys Do on Mac Keyboards?

Feb 11, 2020 - 7 Comments

What do the F1 and F keys do on Mac keyboards?

If you’re sat in front of your Mac now, take a look down at your keyboard. Sure, it has all of the characters you’d expect from a keyboard, but there are some keys along the top of the keyboard that might not be familiar to you. These are called function keys and all have Fx written on them, where x x is replaced with a number, like F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12. So what do the the F keys on a Mac do?

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By Oliver Haslam - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 7 Comments

How to Toggle Dark Mode from Control Center on iPhone & iPad

Feb 10, 2020 - 2 Comments

How’d you like to be able to quickly enable Dark Mode on iPhone or iPad, but without having to go through Settings to turn it on? You can use Control Center to quickly toggle Dark Mode or Light Mode on or off.

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By Hamlin Rose - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

Contacts Showing as Numbers Only on iPhone? Here’s the Fix for Not Showing Contact Names!

Feb 9, 2020 - 6 Comments

Fix contacts names missing on iPhone

A frustrating situation can occur where seemingly at random your contacts names are not showing on iPhone, instead only displaying the numbers. When this happens, when you launch Phone app to make or receive a call, you will only see a phone number rather than the contact name, and likewise Messages shows only contact numbers rather than names. Often if you start seeing only contacts numbers rather than names, this can cause some panic for iPhone users as it gives the impression that you have lost all your contacts information and contacts names on the iPhone.

Not to worry, most likely your contacts are not lost at all, they’re still intact and this display issue is either the result of a simple error, bug, or temporary issue, and there’s typically a quick resolution.

This article will walk you through how to fix and troubleshooting contacts not showing on iPhone, and/or contacts names showing as numbers only on iPhone.
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