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How to Fake a Dropped Call on iPhone

Feb 8, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Fake a dropped call on iPhone

Have you ever been on a phone call you want to get off of but you can’t figure out a way out of the conversation? Dropped call to the rescue! With iPhone, you can fake a dropped call from poor service by quite literally forcing the phone call to drop from a cellular connection or … Read More

How to Use iPhone as FaceTime Camera on Mac

Feb 7, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Use iPhone as a FaceTime Camera on Mac

The latest versions of macOS system software allow for using your iPhone as a FaceTime camera and webcam, offering a much higher resolution and higher quality video chat experience, especially compared to the built-in cameras on most Mac computers.

Open Terminal by Keyboard Shortcut on Mac

Feb 6, 2023 - 3 Comments
Open Terminal by keyboard shortcut on Mac

Ever wished you could instantly launch the Terminal app on Mac by keyboard shortcut? Instead of relying on Spotlight and typing Terminal and hitting return, which works great and has for many years, you can actually create your own custom keyboard shortcut to open the Terminal app on MacOS. This article will detail how you … Read More

Set Custom Dock Settings for Mac When Connected to External Displays with HiDock

Feb 5, 2023 - 1 Comment
HiDock for Mac

Have you ever wished that MacOS could have different settings for the Dock, when connected to an external display, versus using only the built-in display? Or that MacOS would know when your MacBook Pro is connected to an external display and automatically adjust the Dock positioning, or size? That’s exactly what HiDock does, a free … Read More

How to Change Undo Sending Delay on Mail for iPhone & iPad

Feb 3, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Change Undo Send Delay on Mail for iPhone and iPad

One of the better new features in modern versions of Mail for iPhone and iPad is the ability to undo the sending of an email, which offers you a grace period to retract an email before it gets sent out. This is nice when you forgot something to include in the email, caught a typo … Read More

How to Change Wallpaper on MacOS Ventura

Feb 2, 2023 - 7 Comments
How to change the desktop wallpaper in MacOS Ventura

Setting your desktop background picture to an image of your choice is an easy and fun way to customize your desktop Mac experience. With MacOS Ventura, how you change the Mac desktop wallpaper has changed a bit, which has led to some confusion for some longtime Mac users. Long gone is the familiar “Desktop & … Read More

How to Open Activity Monitor by Keyboard Shortcut on Mac

Feb 1, 2023 - 3 Comments
Use a keyboard shortcut for opening Activity Monitor on Mac

Many Mac users rely on Activity Monitor to quickly terminate processes and monitor system resources on their Macs. Creating a keyboard shortcut for quick access to Activity Monitor can be a beneficial trick to more easily access the task manager in MacOS. This article will demonstrate how to use the Shortcuts app to make a … Read More

How to Upgrade from Older MacOS to MacOS Monterey (and Avoid Ventura)

Jan 31, 2023 - 8 Comments
How to upgrade to MacOS Monterey and avoid Ventura

Do you have a Mac running an earlier version of MacOS that you’d like to upgrade to a newer version, but you don’t want to run MacOS Ventura? For example, let’s say you’re running MacOS Catalina, Mojave, or Big Sur on a Mac, and you want to upgrade that Mac to MacOS Monterey 12 specifically, … Read More

How to Determine File System of a Drive on Mac

Jan 30, 2023 - 2 Comments
How to determine file system type of a drive with Disk Utility on Mac

You may find yourself needing to determine the file system type of a drive connected to a Mac, whether it’s an external hard drive, a USB flash drive, external SSD or HDD, an SD card, or similar. File system types are important because they can help to determine if a drive is fully Mac compatible … Read More

How to Authorize / Deauthorize Computer with Apple Music on Mac

Jan 29, 2023 - 2 Comments
Apple Music icon

Apple uses a system of authorization and deauthorization that allows yoour computers to have access to music, books, iTunes Store purchases, apps, and more. You can only have up to five computers authorized to access your content at a time, so if you have 5 devices and want to authorize a new Mac or PC, … Read More

How to Turn On & Off iPhone 13 & iPhone 13 Pro

Jan 28, 2023 - 1 Comment
iPhone 13 series

The iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Mini, and iPhone 13 Pro Max can all be turned off, and turned back on again, at any time. You may think that turning off the iPhone 13 series is just a matter of pressing the power button, but it turns out there’s a little trick that … Read More

How to Disable Missed Call Return from iPhone Lock Screen

Jan 27, 2023 - 2 Comments
Disallow returning of missed phone calls from the iPhone lock screen

Some iPhone users have found the feature which allows you to return a missed phone call from the iPhone Lock Screen can result in unintentionally dialing a number or returning a call when you don’t intend to. This usually happens if someone swipes or taps on the notification of a missed call, which then calls … Read More

How to Format USB Drive on Mac

Jan 26, 2023 - 8 Comments
Mac Disk utility

Many of us rely on external USB drives and storage devices, whether hard drives or flash drives, to transfer large files and to serve as backups for things like Time Machine. Typically when you buy a new hard drive or USB drive, even if for a Mac, it comes pre-formatted in a Windows friendly format … Read More

How to Shuffle Between Wallpapers on iPhone Lock Screen

Jan 25, 2023 - 5 Comments
Shuffle iPhone wallpapers on the lock screen

One of the more fun ways to customize an iPhone is to set the lock screen wallpaper to shuffle between a collection of photos. Maybe you’d like to rotate through a variety of your favorite wallpapers on your lock screen, or perhaps you’ve got a collection of vacation photos, favorite pictures, or fancy wallpapers that … Read More

How to Turn Off & On iPhone 14 Pro & iPhone 14

Jan 22, 2023 - 4 Comments
iPhone 14 Pro

If you’re new to the iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro series, you may be unfamiliar with how to turn the new phone off, and how to turn it back on again too. Fortunately all new model iPhones follow the same procedure for powering off and powering on, so once you master the concepts on … Read More

How to Search Tabs in Google Chrome

Jan 20, 2023 - 2 Comments
Search tabs in Chrome

If you use the Google Chrome web browser, and you use lots of tabs, you might find yourself lost in a sea of tons of tabs and windows. Fortunately, the newer versions of Chrome offer an excellent tab search feature, allowing you to search for URLs and keyword matches in your open tabs. This makes … Read More

How to Remove the Background from Images on Mac with a Quick Action

Jan 19, 2023 - 4 Comments
Remove Background from an image on Mac with a Quick Action

The latest versions of Finder in MacOS offer a handy new Quick Action that allows you to remove the background from any image or photo, lifting the primary subject(s) out of the picture and turning that into a transparent PNG file. This is super useful for designers and developers, but it’s also useful for more … Read More

Fix File Sharing Not Working in MacOS Ventura

Jan 18, 2023 - 9 Comments

Some MacOS Ventura users have found that file sharing between a Mac running macOS Ventura does not work reliably between Ventura and another Mac, iPhone, iPad, Windows PC, and even some NAS drives like Synology. For many users, file sharing setups that worked fine for years prior to updating to macOS Ventura are now no … Read More

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