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How to Uninstall Apps on MacOS Sonoma & Ventura via System Settings

Apr 23, 2024 - 1 Comment
Uninstalling additional apps in MacOS System Settings is easy

Uninstalling and removing apps is a necessary task on any computer, and the Mac is no exception. One of the benefits of MacOS is that it makes uninstalling applications pretty easy, and there are several ways to go about participating in the removal of apps from your Mac computer. One of the handiest ways to … Read More

How to Mute a Call on Apple Watch

Apr 22, 2024 - 1 Comment
How to mute calls on Apple Watch

Since the Apple Watch is tied to your iPhone, you’ve likely noticed that phone calls can be made or answered on your wrist. While you might know how to answer or reject phone calls on the Apple Watch, did you know that you can silence or mute a call to your Apple Watch too? These … Read More

How to Use the Latest GPT 4 & DALL-E 3 Free on iPhone & iPad with Copilot

Apr 19, 2024 - Leave a Comment
How to use GPT4 and DALL-E 3 for free with Copilot on iPhone and iPad

GPT 4 is an extremely advanced large language model with immense AI capabilities, and DALL-E 3 is a wildly impressive AI image generator that creates pictures from text descriptions. Both of these tools are incredibly powerful and impressive, and while you can access them for a fee through the parent company who developed the models, … Read More

15 Mail Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

Apr 18, 2024 - 1 Comment
15 Mail Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

One way that you can navigate apps quicker and more efficiently is by using, learning, and mastering keyboard shortcuts, and Mail for Mac is no different. You can speed up your routine tasks in Mail app (and elsewhere) with the help of keyboard shortcuts. Rather than using your mouse or trackpad to perform certain actions, … Read More

How to Use Hover Text on Mac to Magnify On-Screen Text

Apr 17, 2024 - 4 Comments
How to Use Hover Text on Mac

Hover Text is an interesting macOS accessibility feature that magnifies the text that’s displayed on your screen. This can be any regular text, a menu item, or a button. As the name suggests, when you hover your mouse cursor over the text, macOS will magnify and display a high-resolution zoomed version of the text in … Read More

How to Bulk Image Edit on iPhone & iPad wth Copy & Paste Edits to Photos

Apr 16, 2024 - 2 Comments
How to bulk image edit on iPhone and iPad with copy and paste edits

Bulk image editing can be a tedious task, but the Photos app for iPhone and iPad has a fantastic feature that makes editing a series of images a lot easier. Essentially how this works is that you make edits to one photo, and then you copy those edits, and paste them to other photos that … Read More

How to Use Apple Watch as Viewfinder & Remote for iPhone Camera

Apr 15, 2024 - 1 Comment
How to Use Apple Watch as Viewfinder & Remote for iPhone Camera

Did you know that your Apple Watch can be used as a viewfinder and shutter button for the camera on your iPhone? Sure, some of you may already know this, but a lot of new Apple Watch users aren’t aware of this nifty feature that can come in handy while taking photos in a variety … Read More

How to Hide the Sidebar in Microsoft Edge

Apr 14, 2024 - Leave a Comment
How to hide the sidebar in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is a surprisingly good web browser with some unique capabilities, like direct and easy GPT 4 access, and it has been a fun browser to experiment with as my new default. But, like many Microsoft software products, the appearance can be a little cluttered if you’re accustomed to the more minimalist designs of … Read More

The Best Way to Clean a MacBook Air Keyboard: Microfiber Cloth & KeyboardCleanTool

Apr 13, 2024 - 1 Comment
Start KeyboardCleanTool

Cleaning the keyboard on a MacBook Air is an essential task, but it can be challenging if you’re trying to avoid unintended keypresses. If you don’t want to type out a bunch of nonsense gibberish from cleaning the keyboard, or accidentally activated a mystery keystroke, then consider using a Mac app to lock down the … Read More

How to Opt Out of ChatGPT Using Your Training Data While Keeping Chat History

Apr 12, 2024 - Leave a Comment
How to opt out of ChatGPT training on your content and data while keeping chat history

ChatGPT defaults to using your chat history and chat interactions as training data for the ChatGPT service and AI model. One of the most obvious reasons for this is that prior interactions with ChatGPT can be used to refine the Large Language Model and to improve the service, but there are obviously some privacy and … Read More

How to Check Disk Health on Mac with smartctl

Apr 10, 2024 - 1 Comment
smartctl for checking Mac drive health

There are various ways to check the health of a hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD) that is used on a Mac with drives that support SMART, which stands for Self-Monitoring Analysis Reporting Technology. These options range from fairly simple using Disk Utility to check the SMART status of a drive, to … Read More

How to Enable Do Not Disturb on Apple Watch

Apr 9, 2024 - Leave a Comment
How to enable Do Not Disturb on Apple Watch

Do Not Disturb is one of the most useful features for Apple Watch, and every other Apple device too for that matter. With Do Not Disturb, you can minimize distractions and interruptions, without completely silencing your Apple Watch or turning off all notifications completely. Using Do Not Disturb on Apple Watch is one of those … Read More

3 Mac Tips for Working with International Teams

Apr 8, 2024 - Leave a Comment
Add the World Clock Widget to the Mac desktop

If you’re a Mac user and you work with teams internationally, as many of us do nowadays, you can make your life a little easier by utilizing some handy tips and tricks to keep track of time zones, translate languages and overcome language barriers more easily, and to be aware of local holidays and customs … Read More

How to Disable ChatGPT Chat History & Training Data Usage

Apr 7, 2024 - Leave a Comment

ChatGPT is a phenomenal artificial intelligence chatbot that uses the Large Language Model deep learning to provide incredibly useful, powerful, and human-like responses. By default, ChatGPT will keep a history of your chats with the chatbot, and also use your interactions with ChatGPT to train and improve the models. Some users may wish to change … Read More

What Does the Bell with Line Through It Mean in Messages? Bell Icon on iPhone, iPad, & Mac Explained

Apr 5, 2024 - Leave a Comment
What the bell icon with a line through it means in Messages on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch

You may occasionally see a Messages thread or a conversation in Messages app that shows a bell with a line through it next to the persons name. If you’re wondering what the bell with a line through it means in Messages app, which is the mute symbol, you’re certainly not alone, because not everyone activates … Read More

How to Convert MOV to MP4 on Mac Free with ffmpeg

Apr 4, 2024 - 6 Comments
Convert MOV to MP4 with ffmpeg

If you have a video file in MOV format, you may wish to convert the MOV video to MP4 format instead. While there are a variety of methods for converting MOV to MP4, the approach we’re going to address here is by using the command line, with a super easy to use and free tool … Read More

How to Use ChatGPT-4 for Free with Microsoft Edge

Apr 2, 2024 - 1 Comment
How to use ChatGPT 4 with Microsoft Edge

The Microsoft Edge browser offers perhaps one of the best and easiest ways for an average person to access and use ChatGPT-4 for free, without having to pay for ChatGPT-4 access through OpenAI. Best of all, Edge is available for just about every major platform, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone, iPad, and Android. With the … Read More

Fix a Repeating “Trust This Computer” Alert on iPhone & iPad

Apr 1, 2024 - 6 Comments
Trust This Computer alert on iPhone or iPad when connecting to a computer

When you connect an iPhone or iPad to a Mac or Windows PC, you will see a request on the device to “Trust this computer?” with an option to ‘Trust’ or “Don’t Trust’. This is a security feature that is part of iOS and iPadOS to ensure that you approve of a device connection to … Read More

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