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How to Get Your Spotify Wrapped for 2022

Dec 3, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Spotify Wrapped 2022

Spotify Wrapped is a fun annual tradition that allows Spotify users to check out their most listened to music for the year, as well as review some other fun stats on their music and podcast listening habits. You’ll even find a Spotify Wrapped 2022 playlist of your top songs, so you can enjoy them all … Read More

How to Show File Extensions on iPad & iPhone in Files App

Dec 2, 2022 - Leave a Comment
File extensions showing on iPad and iPhone Files app

The Files app on iPad and iPhone offers the ability to always show file extensions, making it easy to determine what file types certain documents or files are, and is a welcome feature for power users and those who simply like to see file extensions and file types at a glance when looking at file … Read More

Check for Power Outage with iPhone, Mac, or iPad, by Looking for Wi-Fi

Dec 1, 2022 - 1 Comment
Use Wi-Fi to check for power outages

Electrical power outages are not particularly fun, but should you have the experience of encountering one, you may find this tip helpful which aims to determine if a power outage is impacting only your specific location or if it is neighborhood wide. All that you need is any battery powered device with wi-fi, meaning any … Read More

Finding System Preferences & Using System Settings in MacOS Ventura

Nov 29, 2022 - 13 Comments

System Preferences has been replaced by System Settings in MacOS Ventura, and it’s quite a change not only in name but in how the system control panels are navigated, and also where many preferences, settings, and toggles are located. You can access the new System Settings from the  Apple menu just the same, but … Read More

How to Enable Stage Manager on iPad

Nov 28, 2022 - 6 Comments
Turn On Stage Manager on iPad

Stage Manager is the intriguing multitasking interface that allows for multiple app windows to be open at the same time on iPad. It’s an optional multitasking experience that some iPad users may really like and appreciate, but to make that determination you will need to turn Stage Manager on and see if you like it.

Take Full Webpage Screenshots on Mac via Command Line with webkit2png

Nov 27, 2022 - 2 Comments
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Ever needed to take a full webpage scrolling screenshot on the Mac through the command line? While there are various approaches to taking full webpage screenshots on a Mac easily with Firefox or another browser, and many ways to take screenshots on the Mac, including taking screenshots from the Terminal, none of the native options … Read More

How to Setup Auto Pay for Apple Card

Nov 23, 2022 - Leave a Comment

Apple Card is a fancy credit card that has some nice perks and cash-back bonuses, but it’s still a credit card, which means paying it on time is critical. For this reason, setting up auto-pay is convenient, and can guarantee that you’re not missing payments or getting unnecessary fees. To avoid interest charges and accruing … Read More

How to Clear DNS Cache in MacOS Ventura & MacOS Monterey

Nov 21, 2022 - Leave a Comment
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Mac users may need to occasionally clear out and flush DNS cache in MacOS, perhaps because they modified their hosts file, or for troubleshooting purposes. Resetting DNS cache on the Mac is generally only needed by advanced users, but even novice Mac users should find the process to be pretty easy, though it is achieved … Read More

How to Install macOS Ventura on Mac

Nov 20, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Install MacOS Ventura

Installing MacOS Ventura onto a Mac is pretty simple, but if you’re unfamiliar with the process of installing major system software updates, it may seem a little intimidating to jump into. Not to worry, we’ll walk through the process, and soon you’ll have macOS Ventura 13 running on the Mac in no time.

How to Open Google Chrome from Terminal on Mac

Nov 19, 2022 - 2 Comments
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Command line users may encounter situations where they’d like to open the Google Chrome web browser directly from the Terminal on the Mac.

How to Delete Focus Modes on iPhone & iPad

Nov 18, 2022 - 4 Comments
How to delete Focus modes on iPhone

The Focus Modes feature arrives with a few default Focus’s that include things like Work, Driving, Sleep, and of course users can add their own for anything under the sun. If you don’t want to have a bunch of Focus modes available, either because you’re accidentally enabling them, can’t figure out how to turn them … Read More

How to Allow Apps to be Downloaded & Opened from Anywhere on MacOS Ventura

Nov 17, 2022 - 2 Comments
How to allow apps downloaded from anywhere in MacOS Ventura

Wondering how you can allow apps to be downloaded and opened from anywhere on MacOS Ventura? You may have noticed the ability to select “Allow applications downloaded from anywhere” has been removed by default in macOS Ventura and other modern versions of MacOS. This does not mean it’s impossible to download and open apps from … Read More

How to See All Significant Locations on iPhone

Nov 16, 2022 - 6 Comments
See Significant Locations on iPhone

Your iPhone keeps track of ‘Significant Locations’, which are typically places that you frequent often, like your home, a partners house, office, school, favorite restaurant, frequented hotels, and similar other places. If you’re interested, you can view all the Significant Locations on your iPhone to see where your iPhone has determined is significant to you. … Read More

What is OSMessageTracer in MacOS Ventura Login Items?

Nov 15, 2022 - 3 Comments
OSMessageTracer on MacOS Login Items

Many Mac users who have updated to macOS Ventura have discovered an active login item called “OSMessageTracer” that is an “item from unidentified developer.” Given that the OSMessageTracer task is allowed to run in the background on your Mac, and it claims to be from an unidentified developer, it’s understandable why some users would be … Read More

Is MacOS Ventura Slow? 13+ Tips to Speed Up Performance

Nov 14, 2022 - 9 Comments
Speed up MacOS Ventura if it feels slow

Some Mac users feel that macOS Ventura is much slower than macOS Monterey or Big Sur, offering worse performance in general, and when performing the same tasks on their Mac. It’s not unusual for users to feel that their computer is slower after a major MacOS update, and Ventura is no exception. If you feel … Read More

How to Rename “My Home” in Home App on iPhone, iPad, Mac

Nov 13, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Hy Home in Home app can be renamed to avoid confusion of multiple Homes

The Home app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac is a useful hub for managing your Homekit accessories, smart speakers, Homepods, and other smart devices. One nice customization to add to the Home app is to rename your Home setup from “My Home” to something more specific, perhaps your street name or something more easily identifiable, … Read More

Change the Photo Booth Camera on Mac to iPhone

Nov 11, 2022 - 1 Comment
Photo Booth on Mac takes Mac selfies

How’d you like to use the fantastic camera on your iPhone for Photo Booth on your Mac? You can do that!

How to Schedule Boot / Turn On, Shutdown, Wake / Sleep on MacOS Ventura

Nov 10, 2022 - 9 Comments
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Scheduling a Mac to boot, sleep, and shutdown, have been longstanding features in the Energy preference panel on Mac OS since the beginning of the operating system, so if you updated to macOS Ventura and now you’re wondering where those settings went, you aren’t alone. You can still schedule a Mac to turn on and … Read More

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