RC of iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, MacOS Ventura 13.3, Available for Beta Testers

Mar 21, 2023 - Leave a Comment
new beta versions of system software

The Release Candidate (RC) builds of iOS 16.4, MacOS Ventura 13.3, and iPadOS 16.4 have been released to users participating in the beta testing programs for Apple system software. Release Candidate builds are typically the finalized version of a beta cycle before the software is released to the general public, suggesting that the final versions … Read More

How to Right-Click Without a Mouse/Trackpad on Mac

Mar 21, 2023 - Leave a Comment
How to enable Mouse Keys on Mac to right-click using only the keyboard

You are likely already familiar with how to right-click on a Mac when using a Mouse or Trackpad, either by using the control+click, two-finger click, or a literal right-click, but what if you don’t have access to a mouse or trackpad, the batteries died on your mouse/trackpad, or you simply don’t use either? Thanks the … Read More

How to Download All Photos from iCloud to Mac

Mar 20, 2023 - 6 Comments
How to Enable iCloud Photos on Mac

If you have a bunch of photos and videos stored in iCloud Photos, you may be wondering how you can download all of your photos and videos from iCloud Photos to your Mac local storage, or to an external hard drive. For example, let’s say you have 40GB of iCloud Photos that you want to … Read More

Beta 4 of iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, MacOS Ventura 13.3, Available for Testing

Mar 15, 2023 - Leave a Comment
new beta versions of system software

Apple has issued the fourth beta versions of macOS Ventura 13.3, iOS 16.4, and iPadOS 16.4 for all users involved in the beta testing programs for Apple system software. iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, and macOS Ventura 13.3 feature new Emoji icons, including a ginger root, donkey, hair pick, maracas, goose, moose, jellyfish, both sides to … Read More

How to Edit Messages on iPhone & iPad

Mar 15, 2023 - 1 Comment
How to edit Messages on iPhone or iPad

One of the better new features available for Messages on iPhone and iPad is the ability to edit sent messages. Editing messages allows you to correct mistakes and typos, adjust wording, rephrase things, or even send something completely different than the original message if you’d like to. There are many obvious use-cases for editing messages, … Read More

How to Use Network Locations in MacOS Ventura

Mar 14, 2023 - 1 Comment
Use Network Locations in MacOS Ventura

Network Locations are a prominent feature in MacOS since the very beginning of Mac OS X, allowing users to have different network settings profiles that can be used for different locations and networks. For example, a network location for home, and a network location for work. But with MacOS Ventura, Network Locations have either been … Read More

How to Edit Messages on Mac

Mar 13, 2023 - Leave a Comment
How to Edit Messages on Mac

Did you know you can now edit sent messages in Messages for Mac? This is a great feature that allows you to correct typos, grammatical issues, mistakes, errors, insults, and much more, right from the Messages app in MacOS. The ability to edit messages is available for any iMessage sent from the Mac, iPhone, or … Read More

Beta 3 of iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, MacOS Ventura 13.3, Available for Testing

Mar 7, 2023 - Leave a Comment
new beta versions of system software

The third beta versions of iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, and MacOS Ventura 13.3 have been released to individuals enrolled in the beta testing programs for Apple system software. While no new significant features are expected, some users will rejoice in knowing that iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, and macOS Ventura 13.3 will include new Emoji icons, … Read More

How to Disable iCloud Private Relay for Specific Website on iPhone & iPad

Mar 7, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Temporarily disable iCloud Private Relay on iPhone and iPad

The iCloud Private Relay feature allows you to hide your IP address from websites as you browse the web, which can help to increase privacy and prevent some unwanted tracking. However, there are times when you might want to show your IP address to a particular website or webpage, and in these situations you can … Read More

How to Delete Comments from Shared iCloud Photo Streams

Mar 5, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Delete comments from shared iCloud photo streams on iPhone or iPad

iCloud Shared Photo Albums are one of the better features available for users who want to privately share pictures and videos with groups of people without blasting them onto social networks. You can even leave comments on photos and videos on the shared streams, but what if you left a comment that you want to … Read More

How to Check for Software Updates in MacOS Ventura

Mar 1, 2023 - 6 Comments
How to check for system software updates on MacOS Ventura

Keeping system software up to date is an important part of computer maintenance, and any Mac running MacOS Ventura is no exception. If you’re new to macOS Ventura 13 and later, you may be wondering where the Software Update preference panel went to, and how to update MacOS system software in general, since there is … Read More

Convert Images on Mac Quickly from Finder

Feb 28, 2023 - 10 Comments
Converting an image on Mac with a Quick Action

MacOS offers a super simple and fast way to convert images, directly from the Finder on the Mac. Thanks to the handy Quick Actions feature, Mac users are able to convert any images from anywhere in the Finder, with just a few clicks. This is a powerful and useful feature that is often overlooked, so … Read More

How to Change the Lock Screen Wallpaper on MacOS Ventura

Feb 27, 2023 - 13 Comments
Customize the lock screen wallpaper on MacOS Ventura

One way to customize your Mac beyond simply the desktop wallpaper background picture is to customize your lock screen wallpaper, which is what shows up when you either log out and go to log back into the Mac, wake from screen saver, or restart a Mac. You may have noticed by now that when you … Read More

How to See Temperature & Humidity Level from HomePod Mini

Feb 26, 2023 - 3 Comments
HomePod Mini temperature and humidity sensors

Did you know the HomePod Mini can tell you the indoor temperature and humidity level, of where ever the HomePod Mini is located? The HomePod Mini recently received a software update that enabled two built in sensors on the device that were previously dormant; indoor temperature, and indoor humidity level. This is completely different from … Read More

Scan Document from Notes App Icon on iPhone or iPad

Feb 24, 2023 - 2 Comments
Scan documents into Notes quickly via app icon trick

One of the handier features available on iOS and iPadOS allows scanning documents into the Notes app on iPhone and iPad. But rather than opening the Notes app and then initiating the document scanning process, you can scan documents even faster by using a handy trick that relies on long-pressing the Notes app icon itself.

How to Recover Deleted Messages on iPhone

Feb 23, 2023 - 4 Comments
How to enable iMessage on iPhone and iPad

Have you ever deleted a message on iPhone and decided you want that deleted message back? If you have deleted messages that you’d like to retrieve, you’ll find the latest versions of iOS and iPadOS make recovering deleted text messages to be super easy on both iPhone and iPad. As long as the deleted messages … Read More

How to Use the iPhone Camera as a Zoom Camera on Mac

Feb 22, 2023 - 2 Comments
Zoom icon

The iPhone camera offers a much higher resolution camera experience than the built-in cameras on Macs, so if you’re a frequent Zoom meeting attendee or host, you may appreciate using the iPhone camera instead of the funky camera in most Macs. Let’s take a look at how easy it is to use your iPhone camera … Read More

How to Loop Video on iPhone

Feb 19, 2023 - 2 Comments
Loop video on iPhone

Have a video on iPhone you want to play repeatedly in a loop? There are a few ways to do this, but we’ll focus on the simplest method here, which involves looping a single video using a trick in the Photos app. This will work to loop any video that is either on your iPhone … Read More

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