How to Change the Color & Size of the Cursor on iPad

Jun 28, 2022 - Leave a Comment

iPad with Magic Keyboard

One practical way to customize your iPad experience is to customize the cursor size and color, assuming you use the iPad with a mouse or trackpad.

The cursor, or mouse pointer, is available to any iPad using a Magic Keyboard with trackpad, mouse, or external trackpad, and you’ll find the range of appearance adjustments may help you to use the device, or add to your enjoyment of the cursor anyway.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

Get the Privacy You Expect in Firefox Focus by Disabling These Features

Jun 27, 2022 - Leave a Comment

Firefox Focus

Firefox Focus is a great web browser for iPhone and iPad that basically defaults to being in private browsing mode, meaning there are no cookies, browsing history, or other browser data kept or maintained.

But despite being a privacy centric browser, Firefox Focus defaults to sending browser usage data to Mozilla, along with a studies feature that may share browser data as well. If you’re expecting to use Firefox Focus with privacy in mind, you’d probably want to disable those two settings on iOS or iPadOS.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

How to Force Open a Public Wi-Fi Login Page (Captive Portal)

Jun 26, 2022 - 13 Comments

Captive portal wi-fi network login page

You may have visited somewhere in the past where in order to access the local internet hotspot, you connect to the router, and then a captive network portal page comes up where you typically agree to have access, or enter a room number, or something similar. But what if you want to join a local wi-fi network but the captive portal page is not showing up?

We’ll walk through some tips so that you can force open a captive portal wi-fi login page again, so that you can sign in and get access to the internet on your computer or device.

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How to Set Up HomeKit on LG TV

Jun 25, 2022 - Leave a Comment

How to Set Up HomeKit on LG OLED TV

Do you own a newer model LG TV from 2018 or later? If so, you’ll probably be excited to know that you can get started with Apple HomeKit, even if you haven’t purchased any HomeKit accessories. That’s right, you can control much of your TV’s functioning with HomeKit on your iPhone or iPad.

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How to Move an Unknown Sender to Known Senders in Messages on iPhone

Jun 24, 2022 - 1 Comment

iOS Messages app icon

You may be familiar with the iPhone feature that allows you to filter your Messages inbox to Known and Unknown senders, which is handy if you find yourself getting a lot of messages you do not want from people you do not know. But what if you find someone you do know that has been stuffed into the “Unknown Sender” message inbox on your iPhone?

We’ll show you how you can move someone from the Unknown Sender list, to the Known Sender list on iPhone Messages.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to Downgrade macOS Ventura Beta to macOS Monterey

Jun 23, 2022 - 2 Comments

Downgrade macOS Ventura beta

If you installed MacOS Ventura beta onto a Mac and now wish to revert back to a stable macOS Monterey build, you can do so, assuming you meet a few basic requirements.

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MacOS Ventura Beta 2 Available to Download

Jun 22, 2022 - Leave a Comment

MacOS Ventura beta

Apple has released the second beta version of macOS Ventura to Mac users enrolled in the developer beta testing program.

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iOS 16 Beta 2 & iPadOS 16 Beta 2 Available to Download

Jun 22, 2022 - Leave a Comment

iOS 16 beta and iPadOS 16 beta

The second beta version of iOS 16 for iPhone and iPadOS 16 for iPad has been released for users enrolled in the beta testing programs for Apple system software.

These beta builds are for Apple Developers, and can be installed now by anyone who has a developer account or access to the beta profile.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - Leave a Comment

MacOS Ventura Compatible Mac List

Jun 22, 2022 - 4 Comments

MacOS Ventura supported Macs

Wondering if your Mac can support running MacOS Ventura? If you’re interested in checking out the next generation MacOS 13 version, you’ll certainly want to check the compatible Macs list.

You’ll find the list of compatible Macs with macOS Ventura (MacOS 13) is much more strict than prior Macintosh operating system versions, so if you’re thinking of running the betas or even the final version when it’s available this fall, you’ll want to check to see if your hardware is covered in the first place.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS, News - 4 Comments

iPadOS 16 Supported Devices List

Jun 21, 2022 - 1 Comment

iPadOS 16 supported iPad models

iPadOS 16 includes some fancy new features like the Freeform collaboration app, new Messages and Mail features, improvements to the Files app, Weather app, and a completely redesigned multitasking experience (this seems like an annual trend), you’d be understandably curious to find out if iPadOS 16 runs on your iPad.

Listed below is the full list of iPad models that support iPadOS 16.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

iOS 16 Compatible iPhone List

Jun 20, 2022 - Leave a Comment

iOS 16 iPhones

iOS 16 brings some fun new changes to the iPhone, including redesigned customizable lock screens, widgets on the lock screen, new Focus features, the ability to edit sent messages, new Mail features like scheduling emails, and much more.

If you have an iPhone, you may be curious if your device can support the upcoming iOS 16 update. Listed below is the full compatible iPhone list for the iOS 16 update.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

triald Process Using High CPU on Mac, What’s Going On?

Jun 19, 2022 - 3 Comments

triald using high CPU

Many Mac users have noticed a process called ‘triald’ that seems to run on occasion, and when it does often consumes high amounts of CPU or even virtual memory.

Additionally, the related directory to triald also can consume a fair amount of disk space on a Mac for some users. So what is triald, and what’s going on with the process? We’ll dive into that a little bit.

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By Paul Horowitz - Troubleshooting - 3 Comments

How to Hide Suggested Posts on Instagram

Jun 18, 2022 - 2 Comments

Instagram used to be a photo sharing app, but in an apparent effort to compete with the nonsense promoter and adversarial whacky psyop farm known as TikTok, your photo feed is now often filled with annoying “suggested posts” TikToky video clips that are not from people you follow and not from things you are even interested in. Instead, you’ll often see nonstop eye-catching trash with some catchy tune or audio from a movie to try and encourage mindless consumption and juice engagement numbers. Annoying, right?

If you’re fed up with the relentless Suggested Posts crapola fest on Instagram, you’ll be happy to know that you can hide those – at least for 30 days at a time anyway.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

Grab the MacOS Ventura Default Wallpaper

Jun 17, 2022 - 4 Comments

MacOS Ventura default wallpapers

MacOS Ventura includes new default wallpaper, but you don’t have to fiddle with installing the beta or wait for the final version to get your hands on the snazzy new desktop background decoration.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize, Mac OS - 4 Comments

How to Downgrade from iPadOS 16 Beta

Jun 16, 2022 - 1 Comment

Downgrade iPadOS 16 beta to iPadOS 15

If you installed the iPadOS 16 beta onto an iPad and now regret doing so, perhaps because it’s too buggy, or it doesn’t have the features you were hoping for like Stage Manager, you can remove iPadOS 16 from your iPad and revert back to iPadOS 15.

This tutorial will show you how to downgrade from iPadOS 16 beta back to iPadOS 15 stable builds.

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How to Downgrade from iOS 16 Beta to iOS 15

Jun 15, 2022 - 1 Comment

How to Downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15

Did you install the iOS 16 beta but now you’re having second thoughts about running it? If you want to downgrade from iOS 16 beta and revert back to a stable iOS 15 build, you can certainly do that.

The method covered here will downgrade an iPhone from iOS 16 back to the latest stable version of iOS 15, however it will erase the iPhone in doing so. This means if you did not create a backup to the computer from iOS 15 before installing iOS 16 beta, you will lose everything on the iPhone by downgrading.

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Beta 3 of iOS 15.6, iPadOS 15.6, macOS Monterey 12.5, Released for Testing

Jun 14, 2022 - Leave a Comment

iOS 15, iPadOS 15, MacOS Monterey public betas

Though Apple is now primarily working on beta versions of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura 13, the company is continuing to also work on beta versions for the current generation of system software. With that in mind, Apple has just released the third beta for iOS 15.6, iPadOS 15.6, and macOS Monterey 12.5, to anyone who is enrolled in the beta programs but who hasn’t jumped forward to the major future releases.

It’s likely that these software versions include minor bug fixes and security enhancements, and they are unlikely to contain any major new features or changes.

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How to Remove a Person from the Sharing Menu on iPhone

Jun 14, 2022 - 1 Comment

How to Remove a Contact from Sharing Suggestions List on iPhone

When you go to share a photo, link, or anything else on iPhone, you’ll notice that the iPhone will have a list of suggested contacts to share things with. Often these sharing suggestions are helpful and people you do in fact regularly communicate with, but sometimes someone will appear that you just don’t want to see, share things with, or be reminded of. Maybe it’s your boss, an ex, an unpleasant person, a coworker, or someone else you just don’t want showing up in your suggested sharing menu on your iPhone, so let’s fix that.

Let’s take a look at how you can remove a contact suggestion from the Sharing list menu options on the iPhone (or iPad).

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

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