How to Recover Lost or Deleted iCloud Drive Files or Documents

Feb 18, 2020 - 1 Comment

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 - Leave a Comment

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 - 1 Comment

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 - 1 Comment

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 - 4 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 - 4 Comments

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

Feb 11, 2020 - 6 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 - 6 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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How to Add an Email Address to Mac Mail

Feb 8, 2020 - 3 Comments

Mail app icon

If you use an email address, you may be interested in setting it up for use on the Mail app for Mac.

Adding an email address for use on the Mac is a fairly simple process, similar to adding other new email accounts to Mail on Mac

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

How to Switch Bluetooth Devices on iPhone & iPad from Control Center

Feb 7, 2020 - 5 Comments

How to Switch Bluetooth Devices from Control Center on iPhone

Want to know the fastest way to change and switch Bluetooth devices on iPhone or iPad? How about switching Bluetooth accessories directly from Control Center? Now that’s possible. Many of us have multiple Bluetooth peripherals that we use with along our iPhones and iPads, and as a result, we might find ourselves switching between multiple devices on a regular basis. For example, you may own a pair of AirPods or AirPods Pros for listening to music, podcasts and make phone calls, but also have an infotainment system in your car that does just the same, and every time you switch to it while driving.

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By Hamlin Rose - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

How to Take Full Page Screenshots in Safari on iPhone & iPad

Feb 6, 2020 - 24 Comments

How to Take Full Page Screenshots in Safari

Have you ever wanted to take a full webpage screenshot in Safari on iPhone or iPad? Now you can do exactly that with the latest iOS and iPadOS releases, where you’re able to snap full page screenshot and save it as a PDF file, which can then be shared, saved locally, edited, printed, or anything else you’d like to do with it.

Android smartphones have had the ability to capture scrolling screenshots for quite a while now. Also known as full page or long screenshots, this feature allows users to take a screenshot of an entire web page and share it with anyone, which is a lot more convenient than taking multiple screenshots. Until now, iOS had lacked this functionality, but you don’t have to feel like you’re left out anymore. With iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and later, Apple allows you to take full page screenshots on your iPhone and iPad, though the feature is limited to the Safari web browser.

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By Hamlin Rose - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 24 Comments

Beta 1 of iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, macOS 10.15.4 Released for Testing

Feb 5, 2020 - 1 Comment

iOS 13 public beta 3, ipadOS 13 public beta 3, MacOS Catalina public beta 3

Apple has released a slew of new system software beta versions for users enrolled in the beta testing programs, including iOS 13.4 beta 1, iPadOS 13.4 beta 1, macOS 10.15.4 Catalina beta 1, watchOS 6.2 beta 1, and tvOS 13.4 beta 1. Additionally, a new Xcode beta is available for Apple software developers.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 1 Comment

How to View VPN Connect Time on iPhone or iPad

Feb 5, 2020 - 4 Comments

VPN on iPhone or iPad

If you use a VPN with iPhone or iPad you may be wondering how to see how long you have been connected to the VPN for from an iPhone or iPad. Have you been connected for a few minutes, a few hours, or days? No reason to wonder, as you can find this information directly regardless of the VPN provider in use.

Both iOS and iPadOS make finding and viewing the connected time to a VPN easy to see, though this information is a bit hidden so it’s also easy to overlook if you’re not sure where to look. This article will show you how to view the amount of time you have been connected to a VPN for.

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

iMessage Not Working on Mac? How to Fix & Troubleshoot Messages in MacOS

Feb 4, 2020 - 1 Comment

How to Fix iMessage Not Working on Mac

The Messages app on Mac allows you to send iMessages easily to and from the computer to any other iPhone, iPad, Mac, or iPod touch that is also using the iMessage protocol. Messages usually works just fine, but sometimes there can be issues encountered that prevent the iMessage feature from working in MacOS. Usually this manifests as an inability to send messages through the app, or time-outs when attempting to send messages that seemingly take forever, or failed attempts at sending messages from the Mac, and in any case iMessage appears to not work properly or as expected in Mac OS.

This guide will walk through troubleshooting steps to fix and resolve issues where iMessage is not working on a Mac.

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How to Switch Wi-Fi Networks on iPhone & iPad from Control Center

Feb 4, 2020 - 3 Comments

How to Switch Wi-Fi Networks from Control Center on iPhone

Ever wished you could quickly change wi-fi networks on iPhone or iPad? How about switching wireless networks right from the Control Center? Control Center is a handy feature allows users to quickly toggle certain functions like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane mode, and more. With each new iteration of iOS, Apple has been adding incremental upgrades to the Control Center to add more functionality and further enhance the end-user experience. The latest version of iOS however, takes it a whole new level, and it adds the ability to toggle between wireless networks right from the quick access panel.

Most of us are constantly on the move, and we might often find ourselves switching between the Wi-Fi networks depending on where we are. Traditionally in order to do this, users had to open the iOS Settings app, go to the Wi-Fi section and then change the network from there, which as you can tell, is far from convenient. With iOS 13 (and later) though, you can now switch wi-fi networks without even having to leave your device’s home screen or lock screen, instead just open Control Center and use this nifty trick.

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By Hamlin Rose - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

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