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How to Change Virtual Background in Google Meet

Jan 23, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Change Your Background in Google Meet

Have you been using Google Meet for making video calls with your colleagues or friends? Want to customize your Google Meet experience a bit by changing your virtual background when you’re in a video chat?

How to Share Your Watch Face from Apple Watch

Jan 22, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Share Your Watch Face with Contacts on Apple Watch

Did you know that you can share a completely customized Apple Watch face with someone, whether one of your friends or family members? This allows them to use your exact watch face without having to go through all the customization by themselves.

How to Change Frame Rate of iPhone’s Camera

Jan 21, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Change Frame Rate of iPhone Camera

Do you want to shoot videos at a different frame rate on your iPhone? Perhaps you want to record videos at 24 fps for cinematic visuals rather than smoothness? Or maybe you want to use the smooth 60 fps for a professional video? Changing frame rate of your iPhone or iPad video capture is easy, … Read More

How to Use Incognito Mode on Google Chrome for iPhone, iPad, Mac

Jan 20, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Use Incognito Mode on Google Chrome for iPhone, iPad, Mac

Looking for a way to browse the web without having to delete your browsing history every now and then? If so, you may be interested in taking advantage of a privacy-oriented browser feature called Incognito mode that’s available on Google Chrome. It’s accessible on all platforms including iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and it’s easy to … Read More

How to Cancel Automatic Install of iOS & iPadOS Updates

Jan 19, 2022 - 1 Comment
How to Cancel Auto-Installation of iOS & iPadOS Updates

You may already know that iOS and iPadOS will attempt to automatically install iOS and iPadOS system software updates to your devices. But not everyone wants to use this feature all the time. If you accidentally scheduled an overnight software update on your iPhone or iPad, you may be looking to cancel this automatic update, … Read More

How to Set a Timer on Mac

Jan 18, 2022 - 2 Comments
Set a Timer on Mac

Setting a timer on the Mac is pretty easy, though you’ll be forgiven if you assumed there would be a dedicated timer feature within the clock app of MacOS, as there is in the iOS and iPadOS world. It turns out that a timer functionality is not yet part of the clock app or clock … Read More

How to Pair a Bluetooth Trackpad, Mouse, & Keyboard with iPad

Jan 17, 2022 - 1 Comment
How to pair iPad with Bluetooth keyboard, mouse, trackpad

Until somewhat recently the idea of pairing a Bluetooth trackpad, mouse, or keyboard with an iPad is something that would have had people looking very confused indeed. But we live in exciting times, and all modern iPad devices running modern iPadOS versions have proper pointer support for trackpad and mouse, and full support for keyboards, complete … Read More

How to Use Private MAC Address on Apple Watch

Jan 16, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Use Private MAC Address on Apple Watch

Do you frequently connect to multiple Wi-Fi networks from your Apple Watch, say at work, school, coffee shops, airports, or other networks that aren’t yours? If so, you may want to safeguard your privacy by using private MAC addresses for the public Wi-Fi networks you connect to. Much like you can do so on iPhone … Read More

How to View & Remove Apps that Can Access Your Apple Music

Jan 15, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to View & Remove Apps that Can Access Your Apple Music

Did you know that some third-party apps installed on your iPhone or iPad can access your Apple Music library? Of course, they can only access it if you granted access for some reason, but you may have forgotten about it. Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to check all the apps that have access to your Apple … Read More

How to Change Auto-Reply Messages while Driving on iPhone

Jan 14, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Change Auto-Reply Message for DND While Driving on iPhone

Do you want to customize the text messages sent as an auto-reply for incoming calls to iPhone while you’re driving? This allows you to buy some time while you keep your hands on the steering wheel and focused on the road, letting the caller know you’re currently driving. Customizing the auto-replies for Focus modes / … Read More

How to Turn Off Siri on Apple Watch to Stop Siri Listening

Jan 13, 2022 - 1 Comment
Disable Siri listening on Apple Watch

Don’t want Apple Watch to always be listening for the “Hey Siri” command? You can turn off Siri on Apple Watch if you want to stop it from listening to you, ready to take your commands. We’ll show you how to turn off the Siri listening feature Apple Watch, which still allows you to use … Read More

How to Show F1, F2, F3, etc Keys on Touch Bar for Mac

Jan 12, 2022 - 2 Comments
Always show the Function keys on Touch Bar

If you’re a Mac user with a Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro, you may be wondering how to show the F keys, or function keys, like F1, f2, f3, f4, f5, f6, f7, f8, f9, f10, f11, or f12 on the Touch Bar. As you likely know, by default the Touch Bar screen changes all … Read More

How to Get Sidecar on Unsupported Macs & iPads

Jan 11, 2022 - 3 Comments
Sidecar with Mac and iPad

Disappointed you can’t use Sidecar on your Mac and iPad? Thanks to Free-Sidecar, you can expand Sidecar compatibility to additional iPad and Mac models that are otherwise not officially supported by Apple for the feature. Sidecar is one of the most useful features for Mac and iPad users, allowing an iPad to serve as an … Read More

How to Create a Text File in a Folder on Mac

Jan 10, 2022 - 4 Comments
Create a new text file at current folder on Mac

If you’re coming to the Mac from the Windows world, you may be wondering how you can quickly create a text file in a folder in MacOS. In Windows, you can simply right-click and choose to create a new text file in whatever directory you’re located in, so how can you do something similar on … Read More

How to Use Content Caching on Mac

Jan 10, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Use Content Caching on Mac

Content Caching is a unique Mac feature that can be extremely useful if you have several Apple devices in your home. It can be used to save your internet data, speed up downloads, and even iCloud data access, by caching things like iOS, macOS, or iPadOS software updates on the Mac, which then get distributed … Read More

How to Use Announce Messages with Siri on Apple Watch

Jan 9, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Use Announce Messages with Siri on Apple Watch

Did you know that Siri on Apple Watch can read out all the messages you receive, and even reply to them without having to take your iPhone out of your pocket? As long as you have a second-generation and newer AirPods or compatible Beats wireless headphones, you’ll be able to take advantage of this feature … Read More

How to Use A Different Apple ID for Game Center on iPhone & iPad

Jan 8, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Use A Different Apple ID for Game Center on iPhone

Do you want to use a different Game Center account on your iPhone and iPad, perhaps to restore the progress of some games that you play? Fortunately, this is not nearly as hard as you may think, and you can do this within a matter of seconds.

How to Remove Old Devices from Apple ID on Mac

Jan 7, 2022 - 5 Comments
How to Remove Old Devices from Apple ID on Mac

If you’ve owned a variety of Apple devices over the years, you may eventually get to a point where you have sold, handed down, or traded away some of those older Macs, iPhones, iPads, or other Apple hardware. Whatever the situation, once a device is no longer in your possession, you should remove the devices … Read More

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