How to Check iPhone Battery’s Cycles

Aug 11, 2020 - Leave a Comment

How to check iPhone battery's cycles

Want to check the battery cycle count of an iPhone? If you’ve ever wondered how well the battery on your iPhone has aged over time, you may find that checking the battery cycle count can help you get a rough idea of battery health and usage. Knowing how many battery cycles your iPhone has been through can help to determine if the devices battery is in good shape, or if it may be time to consider a replacement.

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How to Use Face ID with a Face Mask on iPhone & iPad

Aug 10, 2020 - Leave a Comment

How to Use Face ID with Face Mask

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it an unfortunate fact that we need to wear face masks when and wherever possible, whether by choice in some regions or by government regulations and orders in others. The idea of course is that wearing masks can help reduce the spread of SARS-COV-2, and so if we want the world to progress beyond its current state, masks are a necessity in many regions, states, and countries. The problem for iPhone and iPad owners is, mask wearing isn’t particularly compatible with Face ID. One option is to simply use iPhone without Face ID which requires a passcode for everything instead, but you can also use a few tricks to improve Face ID while wearing a mask.

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How to Use Fall Detection on Your Apple Watch

Aug 10, 2020 - 1 Comment

Fall Detection

Fall Detection was a feature added to Apple Watch Series 4 and later that allows the watch to call emergency services if it believes the wearer has taken a tumble. It’s a wonderful feature that has already been shown to save lives and it’s absolutely one that you should consider enabling.

We’re going to show you how you can enable and use fall detection with Apple Watch.

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By Oliver Haslam - Apple Watch, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to Play Apple Arcade Games on iPhone & iPad

Aug 9, 2020 - Leave a Comment

How to Play Apple Arcade Games on iPhone and iPad

Do you want to play games that are uninterrupted by ads and don’t tempt you with in-app purchases? If so, you might be interested in Apple Arcade, a video game subscription service that gives you unlimited access to hundreds of exclusive ad-free games on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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What the ‘Legacy System Extension’ Mac Message Means & What To Do About It

Aug 8, 2020 - 8 Comments

macOS legacy system extension warning

If you’re using a Mac running MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 or later (including Big Sur), you might have seen a new and somewhat cryptic message pop up when your Mac is turned on, or when you use certain apps.

Titled “Legacy System Extension”, the message goes on to note that “existing software on your system loaded a legacy system extension by (developer) which will be incompatible with a future version of macOS” and while that might not mean much to most people, it is something you should take note of.

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How to Translate Webpages on iPhone & iPad with Chrome

Aug 8, 2020 - Leave a Comment

How to Translate Webpages on iPhone & iPad with Chrome

Google’s Chrome web browser offers a convenient way to translate web pages in foreign languages to English, and you can use it to translate languages of web content right on your iPhone and iPad using the Chrome mobile app.

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How to Install MacOS Big Sur Public Beta

Aug 7, 2020 - 4 Comments

How to install macOS Big Sur public beta

Now that MacOS Big Sur public beta is available to download, some adventurous Mac users may wish to install and try out Big Sur themselves, whether to check out the new user interface, experience the new features, or just to try out the next major releases of macOS before it hits the general public.

If you’re interested in installing macOS Big Sur Public Beta, this tutorial will explain how to do so.

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

Why Am I Not Getting Emails on iPhone? Troubleshooting Mail on iPhone & iPad

Aug 7, 2020 - 3 Comments

Troubleshooting Mail on iPhone

Having trouble with emails on iPhone or iPad? The Mail app that comes preinstalled on all Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad and Mac is widely used by iOS and ipadOS users to send and receive emails, regardless of what e-mail service they use. And it typically behaves as expected, but sometimes you may not be getting emails or perhaps are experiencing other issues with email on the iPhone or iPad. This article will aim to help troubleshoot email issues with Mail app on iPhone and iPad.

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MacOS Big Sur Public Beta Available to Download

Aug 6, 2020 - 1 Comment

MacOS Big Sur Public Beta

Apple has released the public beta of macOS Big Sur, making the beta release of macOS 11 (or 10.16) available to anyone who is interested in trying it out.

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How to Make Screen Recordings in MacOS Big Sur, Catalina, & Mojave

Aug 6, 2020 - 5 Comments

How to record Mac screen and make screen recording videos

Recording your screen might be something you do often, or very rarely depending on who you are and what you do. But recording a Mac’s screen is super duper easy no matter who you are, and you don’t even need to install an app to do it. Like with so many things, Apple already included the software you need right from the factory. And screen recording on the Mac works surprisingly well, particularly with the latest MacOS versions like MacOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, and MacOS Big Sur. You’ll capture a recording of the display, and the recorded video is available as a movie file that you can edit, share, publish, or do whatever you want with.

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By Oliver Haslam - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

How to Update Apps on Apple Watch

Aug 5, 2020 - Leave a Comment

App Store settings

Your Apple Watch now has more apps available for it than ever. Those apps are receiving new updates all the time and it’s important to make sure you’re using the latest version available.

You can either set your Apple Watch to automatically download new updates, or check for them manually yourself. We’re going to show you both methods of keeping Apple Watch apps up to date.

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How to Use “Sign In With Apple” on iPhone & iPad to Hide Email from Apps & Signups

Aug 5, 2020 - 5 Comments

How to Use Sign in With Apple on iPhone

Are you tired of filling out your personal information every time you’re asked to create an account on a website or an app? We’re pretty sure that you’re not alone. Thanks to this new feature called “Sign in with Apple”, this shouldn’t be much of a hassle anymore, as it makes signing up for and logging into various services easier than ever from your iPhone or iPad, and it allows you to hide your email address from the service too.

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By Hamlin Rozario - iPad, iPhone, Security, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

MacOS Big Sur Beta 4 Download Now Available

Aug 4, 2020 - 2 Comments

macOS Big Sur beta

Apple has released the fourth beta version of macOS Big Sur 11 to users who are participating in the Big Sur beta testing program.

Usually a developer version rolls out first and is soon followed by a public beta release, but in this case the public beta of macOS Big Sur is yet to be released.

Separately, Apple also released iOS 14 beta 4 and iPadOS 14 beta 4, along with tvOS 14 beta 4 and watchOS 7 beta 4.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 2 Comments

iOS 14 & iPadOS Beta 4 Download Available Now

Aug 4, 2020 - 1 Comment

iOS 14 beta and iPadOS 14 beta

Apple has released iOS 14 beta 4 and iPadOS 14 beta 4 to users enrolled in the beta testing programs for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Typically the developer beta version is released first, and soon followed by the public beta release of the same build.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 1 Comment

How to Screen Share in Webex Meetings on iPhone & iPad

Aug 4, 2020 - Leave a Comment

How to Screen Share in Webex Meetings on iPhone & iPad

If you’re already using Webex Meetings for video conferencing, you’ll be pleased to know that you can also share the screen of your iPhone or iPad with other participants in the meeting. This capability could prove to be useful for showing presentations and other valuable data.

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How to Set Allowed Apps During Downtime Using Screen Time on iPhone & iPad

Aug 4, 2020 - Leave a Comment

How to Set Allowed Apps During Downtime Using Screen Time

Do you want to allow or block certain apps usage to specific times for a child’s iPhone or iPad? Thanks to Screen Time, this is a fairly simple and straightforward procedure.

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How to Use Snap Camera Filters on Zoom, Skype, & Hangouts Video Chat

Aug 3, 2020 - Leave a Comment

How to Use Snap Camera Filters

Looking for a way to have a bit more fun and goof around on video chat? Snapchat Camera allows you to use Snapchat filters applied directly to other video chat apps used on a Mac or Windows PC, including Skype, Zoom, Hangouts, and more.

So, do you want to use the Snapchat filters you know and love while video calling your colleagues, friends, and family members?

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How to Use Color Filters on iPhone & iPad

Aug 3, 2020 - Leave a Comment

How to Use Color Filters on iPhone & iPad

Color Filters can be applied to the iPhone and iPad screen, offering a way to adjust the tint and hue of devices screen. This can be helpful if you feel the iPhone or iPad screen is too yellow, warm, blue, or cool. And of course, if you have color blindness or some other visual disturbances, you may find adjusting colors on the devices screen to be beneficial as well. Anyone can easily try out Color Filters on an iOS or iPadOS device for a quick and easy color adjustment of their devices screen.

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