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How to Stop iPhone Screen from Locking Automatically

Jul 5, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Stop iPhone Screen from Locking Automatically

If you read a lot of content on your iPhone, especially our vast array of helpful articles, you may have sometimes noticed that your screen dims, turns off, and locks automatically. However, this can be avoided by changing how long your iPhone screen takes to lock or turn off due to inactivity.

Use Time-Lapse on iPhone to Capture July 4th Firework Shows

Jul 4, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Capture time lapse video of fireworks with iPhone camera

Planning on watching an exciting fireworks show and want to preserve a memory of the experience, or perhaps share the firework show with someone else? Consider using the excellent Time-Lapse feature of the iPhone camera!

How to Open macOS VirtualBox VM in Full Screen

Jul 3, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Open macOS VirtualBox VM in Full Screen

Installed macOS using VirtualBox on your Windows PC only to find out that it’s not running in full screen? Well, this is something that a lot of new VirtualBox users run into, but it’s not really an issue. This can be resolved with a simple command line.

How to Connect USB Devices to macOS VirtualBox VM

Jul 2, 2022 - 1 Comment
How to Connect USB Devices to macOS Virtual Machine

Did you manage to set up a macOS virtual machine on your Windows PC only to realize that your USB devices aren’t showing up in it? While running macOS in a guest environment with a tool like VirtualBox is one thing, configuring it and making proper use of all the available features is another.

How to Mirror Your iPhone to LG TV

Jul 1, 2022 - 2 Comments
How to Mirror Your iPhone to LG OLED TV

Did you know you can mirror your iPhone or iPad to many modern LG TV’s? Similar to how you mirror the iPhone screen to an Apple TV device, many modern smart TV’s also directly support the ability to mirror a device screen directly to them. If you’ve been thinking about purchasing an Apple TV to … Read More

Mac Boots to Circle with Line Through It 🚫 & How to Fix It

Jun 30, 2022 - 1 Comment

Rarely, you may encounter a Mac that boots to a screen that shows a circle with a line through it, or a circle with a slash through it. If you encounter a Mac booting into a circle with a line through it, read along to understand what is happening, and how to resolve the problem. … Read More

Download a Full MacOS Ventura Beta Installer

Jun 29, 2022 - 3 Comments
MacOS Ventura beta installer application

Many Mac users who wish to download and install macOS Ventura beta have discovered the Ventura beta update installs automatically over the current system software version, like a standard software update, rather than downloading a typical “Install macOS Ventura beta.app” application installer. But what if you want the full installer? If you want to download … Read More

How to Change the Color & Size of the Cursor on iPad

Jun 28, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Changing the iPad cursor color and pointer size

One practical way to customize your iPad experience is to customize the cursor size and color, assuming you use the iPad with a mouse or trackpad. The cursor, or mouse pointer, is available to any iPad using a Magic Keyboard with trackpad, mouse, or external trackpad, and you’ll find the range of appearance adjustments may … Read More

Get the Privacy You Expect in Firefox Focus by Disabling These Features

Jun 27, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Firefox Focus

 Firefox Focus is a great web browser for iPhone and iPad that basically defaults to being in private browsing mode, meaning there are no cookies, browsing history, or other browser data kept or maintained. But despite being a privacy centric browser, Firefox Focus defaults to sending browser usage data to Mozilla, along with a … Read More

How to Force Open a Public Wi-Fi Login Page (Captive Portal)

Jun 26, 2022 - 13 Comments
Captive portal wi-fi network login page

You may have visited somewhere in the past where in order to access the local internet hotspot, you connect to the router, and then a captive network portal page comes up where you typically agree to have access, or enter a room number, or something similar. But what if you want to join a local … Read More

How to Set Up HomeKit on LG TV

Jun 25, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Set Up HomeKit on LG OLED TV

Do you own a newer model LG TV from 2018 or later? If so, you’ll probably be excited to know that you can get started with Apple HomeKit, even if you haven’t purchased any HomeKit accessories. That’s right, you can control much of your TV’s functioning with HomeKit on your iPhone or iPad.

How to Move an Unknown Sender to Known Senders in Messages on iPhone

Jun 24, 2022 - 1 Comment
iOS Messages app icon

You may be familiar with the iPhone feature that allows you to filter your Messages inbox to Known and Unknown senders, which is handy if you find yourself getting a lot of messages you do not want from people you do not know. But what if you find someone you do know that has been … Read More

How to Downgrade macOS Ventura Beta to macOS Monterey

Jun 23, 2022 - 3 Comments
Downgrade macOS Ventura beta

If you installed MacOS Ventura beta onto a Mac and now wish to revert back to a stable macOS Monterey build, you can do so, assuming you meet a few basic requirements.

iPadOS 16 Supported Devices List

Jun 21, 2022 - 1 Comment

iPadOS 16 includes some fancy new features like the Freeform collaboration app, new Messages and Mail features, improvements to the Files app, Weather app, and a completely redesigned multitasking experience (this seems like an annual trend), you’d be understandably curious to find out if iPadOS 16 runs on your iPad. Listed below is the full … Read More

iOS 16 Compatible iPhone List

Jun 20, 2022 - Leave a Comment
iOS 16

iOS 16 brings some fun new changes to the iPhone, including redesigned customizable lock screens, widgets on the lock screen, new Focus features, the ability to edit sent messages, new Mail features like scheduling emails, and much more. If you have an iPhone, you may be curious if your device can support the upcoming iOS … Read More

How to Hide Suggested Posts on Instagram

Jun 18, 2022 - 2 Comments

Instagram used to be a photo sharing app, but in an apparent effort to compete with the nonsense promoter and adversarial whacky psyop farm known as TikTok, your photo feed is now often filled with annoying “suggested posts” TikToky video clips that are not from people you follow and not from things you are even … Read More

How to Downgrade from iPadOS 16 Beta

Jun 16, 2022 - 1 Comment
Downgrade iPadOS 16 beta to iPadOS 15

If you installed the iPadOS 16 beta onto an iPad and now regret doing so, perhaps because it’s too buggy, or it doesn’t have the features you were hoping for like Stage Manager, you can remove iPadOS 16 from your iPad and revert back to iPadOS 15. This tutorial will show you how to downgrade … Read More

How to Downgrade from iOS 16 Beta to iOS 15

Jun 15, 2022 - 1 Comment
How to Downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15

Did you install the iOS 16 beta but now you’re having second thoughts about running it? If you want to downgrade from iOS 16 beta and revert back to a stable iOS 15 build, you can certainly do that. The method covered here will downgrade an iPhone from iOS 16 back to the latest stable … Read More

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