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How to Use a Mouse or Trackpad with iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Mini, iPad Air

Jan 21, 2021 - 3 Comments
How to Use Mouse or Trackpad with iPad

Using a mouse or trackpad with iPad is easier than ever before thanks to the latest iPadOS versions having full and direct support for pointer devices. No longer is mouse and trackpad support relegated to Accessibility as it was in earlier versions of system software, now it’s main stage. Setting up a mouse or trackpad, … Read More

How to Change Apple ID Payment Method on Mac

Jan 21, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Change Apple ID Payment Method on Mac

Do you want to use a different payment method for making purchases on the App Store on the Mac? Perhaps your credit card got expired and you want to add your new card to your Apple ID account? Well, you’ll be happy to that it’s pretty easy to change your default payment method on the … Read More

macOS Big Sur Slow or Laggy? 8 Tips to Help Speed Up the Mac Again

Jan 20, 2021 - 10 Comments
If macOS Big Sur feels slow here are tips to speed it up

Some Mac users feel macOS Big Sur is slower, lagging, or has worse performance on their Macs compared to prior versions of macOS system software. If you have noticed a performance degradation since updating to or installing macOS Big Sur, there may be good reason for that slowness, or it may be due to a … Read More

How to Remove Web History in Safari While Keeping Cookies & Other Web Data on Mac

Jan 20, 2021 - 6 Comments
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The Safari browser has a hidden history clearing option which allows Mac users to clear their web browser history in Safari while keeping other website data and site cookies from the same time period. In other words, this could be used to remove web browser history of accessing particular web pages, but while maintaining login … Read More

How to Restore Apple Watch from Backup

Jan 19, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Restore Apple Watch from Backup

Need to restore your Apple Watch? Did you upgrade the Apple Watch you have to a newer model? Perhaps, you accidentally set it up as a new device and you want all the data you had on your old Apple Watch? If so, you may be interested in learning how you can restore your Apple … Read More

How to Use Telegram on iPhone & iPad

Jan 19, 2021 - 3 Comments
How to Use Telegram on iPhone

Are you looking for a privacy-focused messaging app that keeps your data secure with end-to-end encryption for text messages? Telegram might just be the answer you’re looking for. You may have heard of this app already, which has been around for years, but it has become more popular due to the vast array of privacy … Read More

How to Enter Recovery Mode on iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max

Jan 18, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to Enter Recovery Mode on iPhone 12

Got an iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 mini, and now you’re wondering how to put the device into Recovery Mode? Whether you’re new to Apple’s iOS ecosystem or you’re upgrading from an iPhone with home button, you may be interested in learning how you can put one of the new devices into recovery … Read More

How to Protect Hearing Using Headphones with Decibel Meter on iPhone

Jan 18, 2021 - 2 Comments
How to Protect Hearing Using Headphones with Decibel Meter on iPhone

Do you use your headphones for listening to music and watching videos on your iPhone? If so, you can now monitor your headphone audio levels right from your device, without installing any third-party apps.

How to Force Restart iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro

Jan 17, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Force Restart iPhone 12. iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro

If you’re new to iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 mini, you might be wondering how you can forcibly restart the device. Whether you made the switch from an Android device, or if you’re upgrading from an older iPhone model with Touch ID, you will find force restarting the iPhone 12 series to … Read More

How to Disable Shortcut Banner Notifications on iPhone & iPad

Jan 17, 2021 - 2 Comments
How to Disable Shortcut Banner Notifications on iPhone & iPad

If you use the built-in Shortcuts app to perform automated tasks on your iPhone or iPad, you may have noticed how you get a banner-style notification every time a shortcut is executed. Some users may want to disable these notifications, especially if it’s a feature that they frequently use.

How to Turn On & Off iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro

Jan 16, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Turn iPhone 12 Off & On

Wondering how you can turn off and turn on the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max models? Whether you’re new to the iPhone platform from Android, or just new to the iPhone 12 series, you might find it useful to know how to power on and power off … Read More

How to Backup Your Apple Watch

Jan 16, 2021 - Leave a Comment
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Your Apple Watches contain all kinds of information that you probably don’t want to lose, so backing it up is important. Your contacts, health data, and more are all stored on your Apple Watch and the health data, in particular, is all absolutely something you can’t replace should it go missing. That’s why backing everything … Read More

How to Use Signal Messenger on iPhone

Jan 15, 2021 - 3 Comments
How to Use Signal Messenger on iPhone

Interested in setting up and using Signal messenger on iPhone? For those who are unfamiliar, Signal is a privacy-oriented messaging application that lets you send and receive encrypted messages across various platforms including iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux. In addition to sending and receiving encrypted text messages, images and other media, you can … Read More

Can You Install macOS Big Sur on Unsupported Macs? Yes, But It’s Not Simple

Jan 15, 2021 - 6 Comments
Run macOS Big Sur on unsupported Mac

Want to run macOS Big Sur but don’t have a computer on the list of officially compatible Macs with macOS 11? If you’re an advanced user who is comfortable with running unsupported system software on unsupported hardware, and you’re feeling adventurous, there are some solutions to install and run macOS Big Sur on unsupported Macs, … Read More

How to Enter DFU Mode on iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max

Jan 14, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Enter DFU Mode on iPhone 12

Do you have an iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max? If so, you may want to learn how you can put your device into DFU mode. Whether you’re new to the iOS ecosystem or you’re upgrading from an older iPhone with Touch ID, you’ll find DFU mode mode … Read More

How to Install & Run iPhone or iPad Apps on M1 Mac (Apple Silicon)

Jan 14, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to run iPhone and iPad apps on Mac

If you have an Apple Silicon Mac, you can install and run iPhone and iPad apps directly on the Mac. The new Apple Silicon Macs have the ability to not only run Mac apps natively and through Rosetta 2, but iOS and iPadOS apps too, bringing a plethora of apps and games to the Mac … Read More

How to Save Audio Attachments from Messages on iPhone & iPad

Jan 13, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to Save Audio Attachments from Messages on iPhone & iPad

Have you received audio files or audio messages from any of your contacts on iMessage? If so, you may sometimes want to store them permanently on your iPhone or iPad so that you can listen to them later at your convenience, and save the audio attachment as a file directly. Fortunately, you can do this … Read More

How to Automatically Trash Emails from Blocked Senders on Mac Mail

Jan 13, 2021 - 5 Comments
How to Automatically Trash Emails from Blocked Senders on Mac

Do you want to stop getting unwanted emails from senders you’ve previously blocked in your Mac Mail inbox? If you’ve noticed blocked senders emails still coming through to your Mail inbox on the Mac (or iPhone or iPad), this occurs due to the default inbox settings used by the Mail app. Fortunately, you can fix … Read More

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