How to Quickly Turn On Low Power Mode on iPhone via Control Center

Nov 28, 2020 - 3 Comments
Quickly turn on Low Power Mode on iPhone

Low Power Mode is a great feature on iPhone that can dramatically extend battery life of the device, with a few minor trade-offs. While many users are aware that they can enable the feature through Settings, or even with a Siri command, there’s another super fast way available to turn on Lower Power Mode, and … Read More

Shop Black Friday Deals on Amazon

Nov 27, 2020 - 2 Comments
Black Friday Amazon deals

If you’re shopping this Black Friday for gifts, perhaps for loved ones or even to treat yourself, consider checking out the Amazon Black Friday deals. Check out Black Friday deals Some of the best deals on Amazon for Black Friday are broken into categories, but there are some particularly great deals on some popular … Read More

How to Start Mac in Recovery Mode (Intel)

Nov 20, 2020 - 1 Comment
How to start a Mac in Recovery mode

Rarely you may need to boot a Mac into Recovery Mode. Starting up Mac OS into Recovery Mode allows for various important troubleshooting and recovery features, including the ability to reinstall MacOS, repair a hard drive with Disk Utility, erase a boot disk, restore a Mac from a Time Machine backup, adjusting and setting Firmware … Read More

How to Copy Ringtone to iPhone from MacOS Big Sur & Catalina with Finder

Nov 20, 2020 - 6 Comments
How to copy ringtone to iPhone from macOS Finder

For Mac users trying to copy ringtones to their iPhone using a modern macOS release like Big Sur or Catalina, you’ll find it’s quite simple to do so, and a return to old habits. Basically, all you need to do is drag and drop the ringtone file from the Mac file system to the iPhone, … Read More

Security Update 2020-006 for MacOS Mojave & High Sierra, New MacOS 11.0.1 Build Available

Nov 19, 2020 - Leave a Comment
A clean install of macOS Mojave showing a fresh desktop

Apple has released Security Update 2020-006 for MacOS Mojave and macOS High Sierra users. Additionally, Apple has also made available a new macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 build for select Macs, including Mac mini (M1, 2020), MacBook Air (M1, 2020), and MacBook Air (13-inch, 2020). The new MacOS Big Sur 11.0.1 build for those machines is … Read More

iOS 14.2.1 Update for iPhone 12 Released with Bug Fixes

Nov 19, 2020 - 1 Comment
iOS 14.2.1 update

Apple has released iOS 14.2.1 for iPhone with resolutions to a few bugs, including afix for a problem where some MMS messages were not being received by iPhone, an issue with hearing devices having audio quality issues, and resolving a problem where the lock screen of an iPhone 12 Mini would become unresponsive. The iOS … Read More

How to Run Homebrew & x86 Terminal Apps on M1 Macs

Nov 18, 2020 - 1 Comment
Mac Terminal icon

If you’re one of the early adopters who acquired an M1 Apple Silicon Mac and find that Homebrew and many other x86 terminal apps don’t yet have support for the new Arm architecture, you’ll be happy to know there’s a fairly simple workaround. The trick is to run a parallel Terminal application through Rosetta. And … Read More

Beta 1 of MacOS Big Sur 11.1 Released for Testing

Nov 17, 2020 - 3 Comments
macOS Big Sur 11.1 beta 1

Apple has released the first beta version of macOS Big Sur 11.1 for Mac users who are participating in the beta testing programs for MacOS system software. Usually a developer beta build arrives first and is soon followed by the same build as a public beta. Separately, Apple also released iOS 14.3 beta 2 and … Read More

Beta 2 of iOS 14.3 & iPadOS 14.3 Available for Testers

Nov 17, 2020 - Leave a Comment
iOS 14.3 beta 2

Apple has released iOS 14.3 beta 2 and iPadOS 14.3 beta 2 for users involved in the beta testing programs for iPhone and iPad system software. Separately, Apple also released macOS Big Sur 11.1 beta 1 for Mac beta testers.

How to Transfer Data from Old iPhone to New iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Mini

Nov 16, 2020 - 5 Comments
Transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone 12

If you’re a proud new owner of iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Mini, you might be wondering how you can easily transfer all your data from your old iPhone to the new iPhone 12. There are several ways to transfer everything and migrate to a new iPhone, but we’ll focus on one … Read More

How to Install MacOS Big Sur on a Mac

Nov 15, 2020 - 19 Comments
How to install macOS Big Sur

Ready to upgrade to and install macOS Big Sur on your Mac? MacOS Big Sur is here, with it’s redesigned user interface, new icons, new system sounds, and a refreshed general appearance. Of course, there’s plenty of new beyond the visual changes, with new features in Safari, Messages, Photos, and more. Here we’ll walk through … Read More

How to Remap Globe Key on iPad to be ESCape

Nov 14, 2020 - 1 Comment
Remap the globe key to be escape key on iPad Smart Keyboard

 If you use iPad with a Smart Keyboard or Magic Keyboard, you may find the default Globe key functionality of bringing up the Emoji picker to be not your preference. And perhaps you might want to replace the Globe key to serve as Escape key functionality instead, since these keyboards lack ESC by default. … Read More

Beta 1 of iOS 14.3 & iPadOS 14.3 Available for Testing

Nov 13, 2020 - Leave a Comment

Apple has released the first beta versions of iOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.3, watchOS 7.2, and tvOS 14.3. Both developer beta builds and a public beta version are available. Users who are actively enrolled in the beta testing programs for iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, or tvOS, can find the new versions available to download and test on … Read More

Errors with MacOS Big Sur Downloading; Update Not Found, Installation Failed, Forbidden, etc

Nov 12, 2020 - 35 Comments

Many Mac users are currently unable to download macOS Big Sur. This could be due to overwhelmed servers, or a number of other issues. If you’re experiencing problems trying to download macOS Big Sur, whether it’s an error message, a failed download, or an incredibly slow download, you’re not alone. We’ll go over a few … Read More

MacOS Big Sur Released for Mac, Download Now

Nov 12, 2020 - 14 Comments
macOS Big Sur

Apple has released macOS Big Sur to the general public. All Mac users with a compatible machine are able to download and update to macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 right now. MacOS Big Sur 11 features a revamped user interface with updated visual elements that have more white space and brighter colors, in addition to new … Read More

MacOS Big Sur 11.0.1 Release Candidate 2 Available

Nov 10, 2020 - 5 Comments
MacOS Big Sur

Apple has released a second Release Candidate for macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 to Mac users involved in the Big Sur beta testing programs. The second release candidate build of 20B28 is perhaps likely to match the final shipping version of macOS Big Sur, which is scheduled to debut to the general public on November 12.

New MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, & Mac Mini with Apple Silicon M1 Chip Released

Nov 10, 2020 - 3 Comments
New Macs with Apple Silicon M1 Chips

Apple has released the first Apple Silicon Macs, beginning a likely multi-year process of divorcing the Mac line from Intel CPU architecture. The new Macs include a base-model MacBook Pro 13″, MacBook Air 13″, and Mac mini, each with the new M1 Apple chip. The new Apple silicon Macs maintain their existing chassis and hardware … Read More

How to Copy at Command Line Showing Progress & Speed Indicator

Nov 9, 2020 - 5 Comments
Terminal in macOS

Ever wished you could see the transfer progress and speed of copying files at the command line? If you’re familiar with the command line of Mac OS, Linux, or any other Unix operating system, you likely use the ‘cp’ or ditto commands to copy files, directories, and other data. The ditto and cp command is … Read More

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