How to Enable Stage Manager on iPad

Nov 28, 2022 - Leave a Comment

Multiple app windows opened in Stage Manager for iPad

Stage Manager is the intriguing multitasking interface that allows for multiple app windows to be open at the same time on iPad. It’s an optional multitasking experience that some iPad users may really like and appreciate, but to make that determination you will need to turn Stage Manager on and see if you like it.

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Cyber Monday Apple Deals: Big Discounts on AirPods, iPad, MacBook Air, etc

Nov 27, 2022 - 1 Comment

Apple deals at Amazon

The Holiday shopping season is upon us, and Cyber Monday deals are here from Amazon on tons of great Apple products. With nice discounts on AirTags, AirPods, MacBook Air, iPad, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Magic Keyboard, and more, you’ll find something you like for either yourself or someone special on your list.

AirPods 2nd gen starting at $79.99 (down from $129)

The entry level AirPods 2nd generation are fantastic wireless earbuds, even if they don’t include fancier features like water resistance or active noise cancellation hwich are parts of the Pro and 3rd gen models.

AirPods 3rd gen starting at $139.99 (from $169.99)

AirPods 3rd generation are water and sweat resistant, and a popular choice.

AirPods Pro starting at $199 (down from $249)

AirPods Pro feature active noise cancellation, head tracking, 6 hours of listening time on a single charge, water resistance, a MagSafe charging case, and much more.

AirTags Starting at $24.99

AirTags rarely get discounted but if you want to try out the Find My network powered personal trackers, you can grab a single AirTag or a pack of them at some nice discounts from Amazon.

Apple Watch Series 8 starting at $349 (Discounted from $399)

The latest generation of Apple Watch is available at a solid $50 discount:

Apple Watch Ultra for $739 (from $799)

The rugged new Apple Watch ultra is available at a nice discount:

iPad 10.2″ 64GB at 18% off, for $270 (down from $330)

You can get the 10.2″ 9th generation iPad at a nice discount from Amazon:

iPad Air M1 64GB for $549 (reduced from $599)

The iPad Air features a powerful M1 processor, 12MP camera, and a 10.9″ display:

iPad Pro M2 starting at $739

The all new iPad Pro features M2 processors, 12mp cameras, and either 12.9″ or 11″ displays:

Apple Pencil 2 for $89

Apple Pencil 2 is compatible with 2018 and newer iPad Pro models and M1 iPad Air models or newer, it’s an excellent accessory that any artist, doodler, or notetaker will appreciate with their iPad.

Apple iPad Magic Keyboard starting at $249.99

The iPad Magic Keyboard transforms your iPad Pro or iPad Air into a laptop of sorts, complete with an excellent keyboard and great trackpad. These are rarely discounted by right now Amazon is offering both with a nice price cut:

MacBook Air M2 with 512GB SSD for $1349 (Discounted from $1499)

You can save $150 on the 512GB model of the all new M2 MacBook Air:

If you don’t need the 512GB of storage, you can get the M2 MacBook Air with 256GB of storage for an even lower price.

MacBook Air M2 with 256GB SSD for $1049 (Discounted from $1199)

Save $150 on the 256GB model of the M2 Air base model:

M1 MacBook Air with 256GB SSD – $799 (Reduced from $999)

The M1 MacBook Air continues to be sold for $999 from Apple, by there’s no reason to pay full price when Amazon offers the same MacBook Air at a 20% discount:

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Take Full Webpage Screenshots on Mac via Command Line with webkit2png

Nov 27, 2022 - 1 Comment

Mac Terminal icon

Ever needed to take a full webpage scrolling screenshot on the Mac through the command line?

While there are various approaches to taking full webpage screenshots on a Mac easily with Firefox or another browser, and many ways to take screenshots on the Mac, including taking screenshots from the Terminal, none of the native options are quite as simple for capturing full page screenshots of websites as the simple approach offered on iPhone or iPad. But if you’re a Terminal user, you can accomplish the task pretty easily with a tool called webkit2png.

This is a commonly required task for web developers, designers, project managers, and many others.

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Grab These Old Mac OS X Wallpapers in 6k Resolution

Nov 26, 2022 - 3 Comments

Older Mac OS X wallpapers 6k

Do you remember the lovely space-themed galaxy and nebula wallpapers from Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, and Leopard? We covered them when they were released roughly a decade(!) ago, but those images are all now considered lower resolution thanks to todays high-res displays.

Well, now you can enjoy those all over again but resampled at 6K resolution, fitting for large retina display Macs (or iPads, iPhones, PC’s).

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Black Friday Apple Deals for Apple Watch, AirPods, iPad, MacBook Air, & More

Nov 24, 2022 - 1 Comment

Apple deals at Amazon

Black Friday shopping season is here as it has extended beyond the day itself and into basically the entire Thanksgiving holiday period, and that’s great news for shoppers seeking out discounts on Apple products.

Apple Watch Series 8 starting at $349 (Discounted from $399)

The latest generation of Apple Watch is available at a solid $50 discount:

Apple Watch Ultra for $739 (from $799)

The rugged new Apple Watch ultra is available at a nice discount:

AirTags Starting at $24.99

AirTags rarely get discounted but if you want to try out the Find My network powered personal trackers, you can grab a single AirTag or a pack of them at some nice discounts from Amazon.

AirPods Pro starting at $199 (down from $249)

AirPods Pro feature active noise cancellation, head tracking, 6 hours of listening time on a single charge, water resistance, a MagSafe charging case, and much more.

iPad 10.2″ 64GB at 18% off, for $270 (down from $330)

You can get the 10.2″ 9th generation iPad at a nice discount from Amazon:

iPad Mini 6 starting at $399 (down 20% from $499)

Save $100 on the latest generation iPad Mini:

MacBook Air M2 with 512GB SSD for $1349 (Discounted from $1499)

Save $150 on the 512GB model M2 MacBook Air:

Don’t need the storage capacity or performance offered by the 512GB model? You can get the M2 Air with 256GB of storage for an even lower price.

MacBook Air M2 with 256GB SSD for $1049 (Discounted from $1199)

Save $150 on the 256GB model of the M2 Air base model:

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How to Setup Auto Pay for Apple Card

Nov 23, 2022 - Leave a Comment

How to setup auto pay for Apple Card

Apple Card is a fancy credit card that has some nice perks and cash-back bonuses, but it’s still a credit card, which means paying it on time is critical. For this reason, setting up auto-pay is convenient, and can guarantee that you’re not missing payments or getting unnecessary fees.

To avoid interest charges and accruing more debt, the best way to use a credit card is to auto-pay the balance in full at the end of the billing period, so that you never carry a balance that is then charged usury interest.

If you have Apple Card, you may be interested in setting up auto-pay scheduled payments, and you’ll find it’s pretty easy to do though not particularly obvious within the Wallet app.

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Run System 7 in a Web Browser with Infinite Mac

Nov 22, 2022 - 2 Comments

Macintosh System 7.5.3 running in a web browser

Any modern web browser can now run the retro System 7 Macintosh operating system on just about any device, thanks to the Infinite Mac project.

Infinite Mac offers a browser based 68k Macintosh Quadra emulator that runs impressively well in a browser, allowing you to play old games, run old Macintosh applications, and just have a little fun in a retro operating system.

And perhaps best of all, System 7 running in Infinite Mac allows for persistent storage as well as data transfer to and from the emulated Mac, all by using the shared volume “The Outside World”.

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Black Friday Apple Deals Starting Now: Big Discounts on AirPods, iPad, MacBook Air, etc

Nov 22, 2022 - Leave a Comment

Apple deals at Amazon

The shopping holiday of Black Friday has sort of morphed into a shopping week of discounts and deals from Amazon, and they’re offering some really great discounts on various Apple products. From AirPods, AirTags, MacBook Airs, and iPads, you’re sure to find something for yourself or someone else on your shopping list.

AirTags 4 Pack for $79.99

A four pack of AirTags personal tracking devices are offered at a solid discount from Amazon for $79.99, down 19% from the regular price of $99. These are rarely discounted so if you’ve been on the fence, perhaps now is the time to try out the personal trackers that work with the Find My network.

AirPods Pro starting at $199 (down from $249)

AirPods Pro feature active noise cancellation, head tracking, 6 hours of listening time on a single charge, water resistance, a MagSafe charging case, and much more.

AirPods 2nd gen starting at $89.99 (down from $129)

The entry level AirPods 2nd generation are fantastic wireless earbuds, even if they lack some of the fancier features like active noise cancellation or water resistance of the Pro models and 3rd gen models.

AirPods 3rd gen starting at $139.99 (from $169.99)

AirPods 3rd generation are water and sweat resistant, and a popular choice.

iPad 10.2″ 64GB at 18% off, for $270 (down from $330)

You can get the 10.2″ 9th generation iPad at a nice discount from Amazon:

iPad Mini 6 starting at $399 (down 20% from $499)

Save $100 on the latest generation iPad Mini:

MacBook Air M2 with 512GB SSD for $1349 (Discounted from $1499)

Save $150 on the 512GB model M2 MacBook Air:

Don’t need the storage capacity or performance offered by the 512GB model? You can get the M2 Air with 256GB of storage for an even lower price.

MacBook Air M2 with 256GB SSD for $1049 (Discounted from $1199)

Save $150 on the 256GB model of the M2 Air base model:

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How to Clear DNS Cache in MacOS Ventura & MacOS Monterey

Nov 21, 2022 - Leave a Comment

Mac Terminal icon

Mac users may need to occasionally clear out and flush DNS cache in MacOS, perhaps because they modified their hosts file, or for troubleshooting purposes.

Resetting DNS cache on the Mac is generally only needed by advanced users, but even novice Mac users should find the process to be pretty easy, though it is achieved through the use of the command line.

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How to Install macOS Ventura on Mac

Nov 20, 2022 - Leave a Comment

Install MacOS Ventura

Installing MacOS Ventura onto a Mac is pretty simple, but if you’re unfamiliar with the process of installing major system software updates, it may seem a little intimidating to jump into. Not to worry, we’ll walk through the process, and soon you’ll have macOS Ventura 13 running on the Mac in no time.

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Apple Deals: AirTags 4 Pack for $80 (20% Off), AirPods Pro 20% Off at $199, etc

Nov 20, 2022 - 1 Comment

AirTags

Amazon is back with some great deals on Apple accessories, including big discounts on AirTags, AirPods Pro, and AirPods. Whether you’re gift shopping or just want to treat yourself, enjoy these hefty discounts while you can.

AirTags 4 Pack for $79.99

Want to get a four pack of AirTags at a big discount? AirTags are rarely discounted, but right now Amazon is selling a 4-pack for $79.99, a sizable 19% discount from the standard price of $99.

AirTags are personal tracking devices that can function as key finders, luggage trackers, pet locators, and much more, helping people to find personal objects they are attached to. You can locate your AirTagged items with the Find My app, and you can make the AirTags play a sound to help you find whatever the item is you’re looking for. And because AirTags use the Find My network of basically every Apple device out in the world, you can more easily locate AirTagged items that are out and about, or misplaced when you’re on the road.

AirPods Pro

AirPods Pro Starting at $199, AirPods at $89.99

AirPods Pro 2nd generation are discounted 20% on Amazon, knocking $50 off the price from $249 to $199.

AirPods Pro feature active noise cancellation, head tracking, 6 hours of listening time on a single charge, water resistance, a MagSafe charging case, and much more.

You can also pick up the 2nd generation AirPods for just $89.99 from Amazon, a hefty discount from the $129 that Apple charges for the same wireless earbuds.

The base model AirPods use a lightning cable to charge the case and don’t have the same fancy active noise cancellation, water resistance, or head tracking features that AirPods Pro do, but they’re still perfectly great wireless earbuds for the vast majority of users.

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How to Open Google Chrome from Terminal on Mac

Nov 19, 2022 - 2 Comments

Google Chrome Icon

Command line users may encounter situations where they’d like to open the Google Chrome web browser directly from the Terminal on the Mac.

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How to Delete Focus Modes on iPhone & iPad

Nov 18, 2022 - 4 Comments

How to delete a Focus mode on iPhone or iPad

The Focus Modes feature arrives with a few default Focus’s that include things like Work, Driving, Sleep, and of course users can add their own for anything under the sun. If you don’t want to have a bunch of Focus modes available, either because you’re accidentally enabling them, can’t figure out how to turn them off easily, or you just don’t use them, you can delete Focus Modes on iPhone or iPad rather easily.

Let’s learn how to delete Focus modes from iPhone or iPad. You can delete any and all of them, except for the primary Do Not Disturb mode.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

Apple Deals: Big Discounts on M2 iPad Pro, iPad Mini, iPad, MacBook Pro, M2 MacBook Air

Nov 18, 2022 - Leave a Comment

MacBook Air and iPad mini

Amazon is at it again, with great discounts on all sorts of Apple hardware. From the all new M2 MacBook Air, to the M1 Pro MacBook Pro series, to iPad, iPad Mini, and iPad Pro, if you’re shopping for new devices, enjoy these discounted prices while they last!

M2 iPad Pro 11″ – $729 (Discounted 9% from $799)

You can save $70 with the biggest discount yet for the all new M2 iPad Pro in 11″ and with 128GB of storage:

iPad 10.2″ 64GB at 18% off, for $270 (Reduced from $330)

You can get the 10.2″ 9th generation iPad at a nice discount from Amazon:

iPad Mini 6 at 20% off, Starting at $399

Save $100 on the latest generation iPad Mini:

MacBook Pro 13″ M2 at 12% off

The 13″ MacBook Pro features the older classic style enclosure design, with a 13″ screen without a notch, Touch Bar with Touch ID, and the new ultra speedy energy efficient M2 processor.

MacBook Pro 14″ M1 Pro, Up to 20% Off

Big discounts are offered by Amazon on the 14″ MacBook Pro:

MacBook Pro 16″ M1 Pro, Up to 20% Off

If you want the bigger screen 16″ MacBook Pro with M1 Pro CPU, it’s available at a hefty discount from Amazon right now:

MacBook Air M2 with 512GB SSD for $1349 (Discounted from $1499)

Save $150 on the 512GB model M2 MacBook Air:

If you don’t need the extra storage capacity or performance offered by the 512GB model, the 256GB model is also available at an even lower price.

MacBook Air M2 with 256GB SSD for $1049 (Discounted from $1199)

Save $150 on the 256GB model of the M2 Air base model:

Amazon Echo Dot (5th gen) for $24.99 (50% off)

Want to explore a smart-home accessory? Amazon’s latest Echo Dot offers an improved speaker, the Alexa personal assistant for voice commands, Compatibility with all major music services including Amazon Music, Apple Music, and Spotify, and much more. You can also connect to the Echo Dot via Bluetooth to use it as a general speaker.

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How to Allow Apps to be Downloaded & Opened from Anywhere on MacOS Ventura

Nov 17, 2022 - 2 Comments

How to allow apps downloaded from anywhere in MacOS Ventura

Wondering how you can allow apps to be downloaded and opened from anywhere on MacOS Ventura? You may have noticed the ability to select “Allow applications downloaded from anywhere” has been removed by default in macOS Ventura and other modern versions of MacOS. This does not mean it’s impossible to download and open apps from elsewhere however, and advanced users can enable this feature within System Settings if they need to on their Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

How to See All Significant Locations on iPhone

Nov 16, 2022 - 6 Comments

See Significant Locations on iPhone

Your iPhone keeps track of ‘Significant Locations’, which are typically places that you frequent often, like your home, a partners house, office, school, favorite restaurant, frequented hotels, and similar other places.

If you’re interested, you can view all the Significant Locations on your iPhone to see where your iPhone has determined is significant to you. This can be interesting data for many reasons to see, and also some users rely on the feature for work purposes to show where they have gone or frequent.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

What is OSMessageTracer in MacOS Ventura Login Items?

Nov 15, 2022 - 3 Comments

OSMessageTracer on MacOS Login Items

Many Mac users who have updated to macOS Ventura have discovered an active login item called “OSMessageTracer” that is an “item from unidentified developer.”

Given that the OSMessageTracer task is allowed to run in the background on your Mac, and it claims to be from an unidentified developer, it’s understandable why some users would be concerned about finding this in System Settings on their Mac. So, what is OSMessageTracer, is it necessary, and do you need to have it enabled as a Login Item on your Mac?

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Beta 3 of iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and MacOS Ventura 13.1 Available for Testing

Nov 15, 2022 - Leave a Comment

new beta versions of system software

Users active in the system software beta testing programs will find that Apple has released the third beta versions of iOS 16.2 for iPhone, MacOS Ventura 13.1 for Mac, and iPadOS 16.2 for iPad.

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