Why Are iPhone Videos Low Quality & Blurry When Sent to Android Users?

Jul 10, 2024 - 2 Comments
Amusingly bad quality video sent from iPhone to Android

Many iPhone users have noticed that when they record a high definition video on their iPhone, and then send it to an Android user through text message, that the video arrives to the Android user very blurry and in impressively low resolution, with the quality of the video degraded considerably. The fuzzy pixelated image at … Read More

Enable Night Shift on Apple Watch with Siri

Jun 28, 2024 - 1 Comment
How to turn on Night Shift on Apple Watch with Siri

Night Shift is a nice feature from Apple that warms the color tones on screens during the evening and nighttime hours, with the idea being that it may help to reduce eyestrain and blue light exposure. Night Shift has been around on Mac, iPhone, and iPad, for quite some time, but the feature has been … Read More

Enjoy the Lovely Trillium Lake Reflecting Mt Hood Apple Vision Pro Wallpaper

Jun 22, 2024 - 1 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.

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

iOS 18 Beta 1 Download Available Now for iPhone & iPad

Jun 10, 2024 - Leave a Comment
Download and install iOS 18 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 … Read More

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. … Read More

Where’s the Calculator on iPad? Use Spotlight!

Jun 9, 2024 - Leave a Comment
You can use Spotlight on iPad as a calculator

Calculators are wildly useful tools for various obvious reasons, whether you need to perform simple math or complex calculations. One of the more curious iPad oversights on Apple’s behalf is the lack of a built-in Calculator app, which is missing on iPad, but has been included on the Mac, iPhone, and Apple Watch, since the … Read More

Install & Run iTunes, Aperture, or iPhoto in MacOS Sonoma with Retroactive

May 31, 2024 - 12 Comments
Install iTunes, Aperture, or iPhotos on a modern MacOS Sonoma Mac

Do you miss iTunes for Mac? Do you really miss Aperture for Mac? Do you have fond memories of iPhoto in MacOS? What if you could run any of these three now defunct apps in modern MacOS Sonoma? With the help of an app called Retroactive, you can do exactly that, installing iTunes, Aperture, and … Read More

How to Find a Misplaced Apple Watch with iPhone’s Ping My Watch

May 29, 2024 - 1 Comment
How to find a missing Apple Watch with iPhone Ping My Watch feature

If you’re an Apple Watch user, you should know about a convenient feature for iPhone that helps you to easily find a misplaced Apple Watch. Much like how you can ping an iPhone with Apple Watch to find an iPhone, you can now go the other direction too, by pinging your Apple Watch from your … Read More

PSA: Updating to MacOS Sonoma or iOS 17 May Enable iCloud Keychain

May 28, 2024 - 4 Comments
iCloud Keychain may turn itself on after software updates

Mac users, iPhone users, and iPad users, should all be aware that updating to macOS Sonoma 14, iOS 17, or iPadOS 17, may silently enable iCloud Keychain on their devices. Essentially this means that by updating to the latest iOS, iPadOS, or MacOS, you may be unintentionally enabling the feature and thereby uploading your saved … Read More

How to Confirm Before Closing Windows with Multiple Tabs in Chrome, Edge, Brave

May 25, 2024 - 2 Comments
Ask before closing all tabs in a browser window in Chrome and Edge

If you use a lot of tabs when browsing the web with Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Brave, or any other Chromium based browser, you might want to enable an optional feature that asks to confirm whether or not you wish to close any browser window with multiple tabs open. This can help to prevent you … Read More

How to Search the Web (Minus AI Junk & Clutter) with Google on Safari for Mac

May 24, 2024 - 4 Comments
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If you’re a Safari user, as many of us are, you might be interested in actually searching the web with Google and then seeing a list of actual web link results, without seeing any of the new AI junk, video and image recommendations, knowledge panels, related searches, suggested searches, or the other junky clutter that … Read More

How to Use ChatGPT for Mac Right Now, Bypassing the Waitlist

May 23, 2024 - 7 Comments
How to get ChatGPT for Mac right now and use it skipping the waitlist

OpenAI recently announced that an official ChatGPT app for Mac was coming with ChatGPT 4o support, complete with some pretty cool features like a keyboard shortcut to open a ChatGPT query from anywhere (kind of like Spotlight, but for ChatGPT), screenshot capabilities, ability to initiate discussions based on photos (for example, provide a picture of … Read More

How to Search Google Without AI Rubbish & Clutter

May 22, 2024 - 14 Comments
How to see web results in Google searches again

Remember when you used to use Google search and it would only return a list of links for web results, letting you easily find what you’re looking for? Google was once the best way to search the web, but as almost all Google users have noticed, the web search engine has become less of an … Read More

How to Disable Microsoft Defender SmartScreen in Edge

May 18, 2024 - 3 Comments
Disable Microsoft Defender SmartScreen in Edge

Microsoft Defender SmartScreen is a feature in the Microsoft Edge web browser for Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, and Android (and it’s also in the Windows operating system, in case you have a PC or run it in a virtual machine) that aims to protect your computer or device from malicious sites and downloads. Because of … Read More

How to Listen to Voicemail from Apple Watch

May 10, 2024 - Leave a Comment

As an Apple Watch owner, you likely have noticed that phone calls from your iPhone will ring on your Apple Watch, where you can answer and reject those calls as you wish. If you reject or mute the call from the Watch, the caller will have the option to leave a voice message on the … Read More

New M4 iPad Pro, M2 iPad Air, Apple Pencil Pro, & Magic Keyboard Released by Apple

May 7, 2024 - 2 Comments
M4 iPad Pro

Apple unveiled updates to their iPad lineup today, featuring newly redesigned iPad Pro models with M4 chips, and updates to the iPad Air which now include the M2 chip and a 13″ display size option. Additionally, Apple introduced a new Apple Pencil Pro for iPad Pro, and a redesigned Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro.

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