Enjoy the Lovely Trillium Lake Reflected in Mt Hood Apple Vision Pro Wallpaper

Jun 22, 2024 - Leave a Comment

Apple VIsion Pro Trillum Lake reflecting Mt Hood environments wallpaper

Apple often picks really beautiful wallpapers and imagery to go with their products, and while the iPhone, iPad, and Mac have tended recently towards more abstract wallpapers and product imagery, the Apple Vision Pro has some really gorgeous landscapes in the “Environments” feature of the spatial computing headset.

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How to Install tvOS 18 beta on Apple TV

Jun 21, 2024 - Leave a Comment

tvOS 18

tvOS 18 includes some intriguing new features that aim to improve your Apple TV experience, including Enhance Dialogue to make it easier to hear voices and dialog in shows and movies, Live Captions offers live transcripts of FaceTime calls on Apple TV, new screen savers, new Fitness features, Home app guest access, and more.

If you’re an advanced Apple TV user, you might be interested in installing the tvOS 18 beta onto your Apple TV, which can be done rather easily and by anyone in a similar way that anyone can install iOS 18 beta on iPhone.

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Fix “A software update is required to install macOS in a virtual machine” Error on Mac

Jun 20, 2024 - Leave a Comment

Fix the Software update required to install macOS in virtual machine error

Some Mac users who are attempting to install MacOS Sequoia beta into a virtual machine may run into an error message that states “A software update is required to install macOS in a virtual machine.”

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How to Install watchOS 11 Beta on Apple Watch

Jun 20, 2024 - Leave a Comment

WatchOS 11

WatchOS 11 for Apple Watch was recently announced, and watchOS 11 beta is available to run and install right now on compatible Apple Watch models. WatchOS 11 has a variety of features like training load tracking, ability to add rest days to your workouts or pause your activity rings without losing your streaks, live language translation, more features for pregnancy, easy tap-to-cash payment features that let you place your Apple Watch near another watch or iPhone to send Apple Cash, and more.

Should you run watchOS 11 beta? Probably not. Like any other beta version of system software, watchOS 11 beta is going to be buggier than expected, which could mean compatibility issues, reduced battery life, crashes, and other unexpected behavior. But because installing watchOS 11 beta requires iOS 18 beta, if you’re already running iOS 18 beta you’re likely savvy enough to run the watchOS 11 beta too.

Let’s walk through how to install watchOS 11 beta on an Apple Watch.

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How to Downgrade iOS 18 Beta to iOS 17

Jun 19, 2024 - Leave a Comment

How to downgrade iOS 18 beta to iOS 17

Many curious users have installed iOS 18 beta onto iPhone or iPadOS 18 beta onto iPad, but since beta system software is not always the smoothest ride, some of these people might be interested in removing the beta from their device and downgrade iOS 18 beta back to the iOS 17 stable releases.

Whether you’re experiencing specific issues with the iOS 18 beta, battery drain, hot iPhone, app incompatibility, bugs, performance degradation, or any other reason, you can downgrade and get back to iOS 17 stable releases with a little effort.

Let’s walk through the steps of downgrading iOS 18 beta and returning to iOS 17 on an iPhone. This guide also applies to downgrading iPadOS 18 beta to iPadOS 17 on iPad, too.

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How to Install iPadOS 18 Beta on iPad

Jun 18, 2024 - Leave a Comment

How to install iPadOS 18 beta right now

iPadOS 18 was announced with some compelling new features, including new customization options for the Home Screen like being able to place icons and widgets anywhere, Dark Mode icon color hue customizations, Messages scheduling, a revamped Photos app with new capabilities like being able to remove subjects from pictures, a bunch of AI features to help writing, improved Siri with connections to ChatGPT, and much more.

If you’re interested in exploring iPadOS 18 beta on your iPad, you’ll want to take into consideration the nature of beta system software, check iPad model compatibility against the supported devices list, and you might find it helpful to walkthrough the process of installing the iPadOS 18 developer beta onto iPad.

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Beta 1 of iOS 17.6, macOS Sonoma 14.6, iPadOS 17.6 Released for Testing

Jun 17, 2024 - Leave a Comment


Apple may be beta testing the next major system software releases with MacOS Sequoia beta and iOS 18 beta, but concurrently they’re also continuing to beta test upcoming system updates for existing iOS and macOS versions. Specifically, Apple has just released the first beta versions of iOS 17.6, MacOS Sonoma 14.6, iPadOS 17.6, watchOS 10.6, and tvOS 17.6.

If you’re a beta tester, you likely have jumped ahead and already installed iOS 18 beta or installed MacOS Sequoia beta, and those users won’t be eligible to get the iOS 17.6 beta or macOS 14.6 beta unless they downgrade first.

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How to Use Screen Distance on iPhone & iPad to Help Eye Health

Jun 17, 2024 - 5 Comments

Screen Distance is a feature on iPhone or iPad that can help reduce eyestrain and myopia

Screen Distance is a little-known health feature for iPhone and iPad that is designed to help users keep their eyes at a healthy distance from their displays. Theoretically, Screen Distance could help to reduce myopia and eye strain, and even if the feature isn’t right for you and your device, you may find it to be valuable for a family members iPad or iPhone. Many parents may find Screen Distance to be particularly useful if they have kids who like to use an iPhone or iPad, and often keep it too close to their eyes.

The Screen Distance feature works by using the front-facing cameras on iPhone, Mac, or iPad to determine if the users face is too close to the screen, and alerting the user if that is the case.

If this sounds like something you’d like to setup on your iPad, iPhone, Mac, or someone else’s device, read along and you’ll be using the feature in no time.

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By Ali Khan - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

Deals: M3 MacBook Air 15″ 16GB/512GB for $1489, Apple Watch 9 for $299, & More

Jun 17, 2024 - Leave a Comment

Amazon deals

Amazon is back with some great deals on select Apple hardware, so if you’re shopping for a new MacBook Air, Apple Watch, AirPods, or AirTags, don’t miss these deals.

The new MacBook Air M3 model in particular is a great deal, because Amazon’s hefty discounts are available on the upgraded 16GB/512GB models for both 15″ and 13″ screen sizes.

Check out the deals!

15″ M3 MacBook Air 16GB / 512GB for $210 Off

MacBook Air 15 inch starlight

The upgraded M3 MacBook Air 15″ with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD is available at a $210 discount on Amazon , while the M3 Air 13″ is available at a $170 discount. The base model 13″ is also available at $200 off:

Apple Watch Series 9 for $299 (down $100)

Apple Watch Series 9

Amazon is offering select Apple Watch Series 9 models for $100 off right now, so check around and explore the color and band options to find one you like the most. The Apple Watch Series 9 features a 41mm display, heart rate monitoring plus an ECG, crash and fall detection, always-on display, ovulation tracking, GPS, one-handed pinch gesture support, a faster and more energy efficient chip, and fantastic fitness tracking capabilities.

AirPods from $79

New AirPods with Hey Siri support
Amazon is also offering some jumbo discounts on 2nd gen AirPods and AirPods Pro:

AirTags for $24, 4-pack for $79


AirTag personal trackers are rarely discounted, but right now they’re $24 each on Amazon, and $80 for a 4-pack:

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Get the iPadOS 18 Default Wallpapers

Jun 16, 2024 - Leave a Comment

iPadOS 18 default wallpapers

iPadOS 18 includes an array of new wallpapers to adorn the backdrop of the iPad, with colorful interesting shapes that are pleasing to the eye. While they may be included in the iPadOS 18 beta, that doesn’t mean you have to brave the betas just to gain access to the new default wallpapers.

We’re including all eight of the iPadOS 18 default wallpapers here for you to enjoy. They’re technically four wallpapers with both light and dark versions, so enjoy whichever you fancy, on whatever device you want to spruce up, whether it’s an iPad, Mac, iPhone, PC, Android, or anything else.

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How to Fix iPhone “Charging on Hold” Message

Jun 15, 2024 - Leave a Comment

iPhone Charging on Hold temperature warning

The iPhone has an interesting feature that will temporarily prevent the iPhone battery from charging if the iPhone temperature is not at an appropriate level to safely charge. When this happens, you will see a notification on the iPhone screen stating “Charging on Hold – Charging will resume when iPhone returns to normal temperature.” Most users who see this alert on their iPhone will find it because their iPhone is too hot, often when the iPhone is charging in a hot car on a sunny day and even immediately prior or after the temperature warning appears on screen, but you can also encounter the alert when the iPhone is too cold as well, like in below-freezing temperatures at a ski resort, or if you kept your iPhone in a freezer for an extended duration.

As you can surmise from the notification, the iPhone is not charging the battery when this alert is present on the screen. Let’s run through some tips to fix this issue and get your iPhone charging again.

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How to Install iOS 18 Beta on iPhone

Jun 14, 2024 - Leave a Comment

How to install iOS 18 beta

With iOS 18 announced, many iPhone users are interested in trying out iOS 18 beta so that they can have hands-on experience with the upcoming iPhone operating system and it’s host of new features. Whether you want to play around with the new customizable dark mode icons and themes, move your Home Screen icons and widgets anywhere you want to,¬†customize your Control Center, play around with the new Photos app, schedule Messages, or just explore the new AI features, iOS 18 beta offers early access to these features and more.

This tutorial will explain the considerations, system requirements, and process of installing iOS 18 developer beta onto iPhone.

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How to Install MacOS Sequoia Beta

Jun 13, 2024 - 3 Comments

How to Install MacOS Sequoia developer beta

MacOS Sequoia 15 brings a host of new features and enhancements to the Mac, such as iPhone Mirroring with drag and drop support between the Mac and iPhone, Apple Intelligence AI capabilities and ChatGPT integration, simplified window tiling for better window management, a dedicated Passwords app for managing logins, and some pretty big upgrades to Safari, Photos, and other bundled apps.

Every beta season brings curiosity and attention to the major new operating systems, and MacOS Sequoia is no different. Thus, it’s understandable that some users would want to install the MacOS Sequioa beta.

This tutorial will guide you through the steps to install the MacOS Sequoia developer beta onto a Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

Can’t Upgrade a Sonoma VM to MacOS Sequoia Beta? Try This

Jun 12, 2024 - 2 Comments

MacOS Sequoia in a virtual machine upgraded from Sonoma

If you already have a MacOS Sonoma virtual machine setup in UTM, Parallels, VMWare, VirtualBuddy, or otherwise, you may be interested in upgrading the MacOS Sonoma VM to a MacOS Sequoia Beta VM.

One simple way to accomplish this, one might think, is to use a developer Apple ID within your Virtual Machine, and install directly from there. However, using an Apple ID within a MacOS virtual machine is not supported, and therefore MacOS VM’s are typically used in such a way that no Apple ID is associated with them or used within them, so in those situations you will need to rely on another method. While one option is to download a MacOS Sequoia installer and then copy it to the VM, another approach is available that relies on defaults commands to change the software update catalog on the virtualized Mac. This will allow the macOS Sequoia beta to appear as an available upgrade, even if no developer Apple ID is associated with the virtual machine.

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

MacOS Sequoia 15 Beta 1 Available to Download Now

Jun 11, 2024 - 4 Comments

MacOS Sequoia 15 beta available to download now

Apple has rolled out the first beta version of MacOS Sequoia 15 to users enrolled in the developer beta testing program for Macintosh system software.

MacOS Sequoia 15 introduces a variety of new features and capabilities for the Mac, including iPhone Mirroring, Apple Intelligence AI features, easy window tiling, a dedicated Passwords app, improvements to Safari and Photos, and much more. The first beta version of MacOS Sequoia includes some of these features already, while others are not yet available.

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iOS 18 Beta 1 Download Available Now for iPhone & iPad

Jun 10, 2024 - Leave a Comment

iOS 18 is available to download right now as a beta

Apple just announced iOS 18 at the WWDC 2024 keynote, and it’s already available to download and install onto eligible iPhone models right now. Specifically, iOS 18 beta 1 is available to download for registered Apple Developers.

You can also find iPadOS 18 beta 1 available to download too if you’re using iPad, along with macOS Sequoia 15 beta 1 on Mac, watchOS 11 beta 1 for Apple Watch (which requires iOS 18 beta on paired iPhone), tvOS 18 beta 1 for Apple TV, and visionOS 2 beta 1 for Vision Pro, each also as the first developer beta.

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Watch the Full WWDC 2024 Keynote Video, or Short Clips

Jun 10, 2024 - 2 Comments

WWDC 2024

Apple’s WWDC 2024 keynote was aired on the morning of June 10, and tons of things were announced and covered over the course of a nearly two hour long marathon event presentation. Apple Intelligence. iOS 18 with new customizations to the Home Screen and Control Center. iPadOS 18 gets that too, plus a Calculator app. MacOS Sequoia has new features like letting you use your iPhone on your Mac. tvOS 17. watchOS 11. visionOS 2. Plus more! There’s so much!

How can you know what was the big stuff? What the heck is Apple Intelligence? What if you want to watch the entire presentation from the 2024 WWDC keynote?

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By Jamie Cuevas - News - 2 Comments

iOS 18 Announced with Dark Mode Icons, AI Features, Control Center Customizations, & More

Jun 10, 2024 - 5 Comments

iOS 18

Apple has announced iOS 18, the next major version of system software for iPhone, with a host of new features, design updates, and changes. iOS 18 brings all new customization options for home screen icons including Dark Mode icons with color tinting, the ability to place icons and widgets anywhere on the Home Screen, a customizable Control Center, AI features called Apple Intelligence that can help with both writing and summarizing text, a dedicated Passwords app, new Messages features like any Emoji tapback, a redesigned Photos app, and much more.

iOS 18 debuted at WWDC 2024, alongside MacOS Sequoia, iPadOS 18, watchOS 11, tvOS 18, and visionOS 2.

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