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Is iOS 17 Slow on Your iPhone? Here’s the Fix

Sep 22, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Here is how you can fix iOS 17 if it feels slow on your iPhone or iPad

Has your iPhone or iPad been feeling a bit sluggish since updating to iOS 17 or iPadOS 17? You’re not alone, this happens to many users after major system software updates. Normally, updating should make your device faster, but not right away, especially if you have an older device, or you have tons of stuff … Read More

iOS 17 Battery Life is Bad? iOS 17 Battery Draining Fast? Here’s Why & How to Fix It

Sep 20, 2023 - 4 Comments
iOS 17 battery life may drain faster on iPhone after the iOS 17 update but here is why and how to fix it

Now that iOS 17 is here, you may have updated your iPhone to iOS 17, but now feel that your battery is draining faster than usual, or that iOS 17 has made your iPhone battery life worse. iOS updates causing battery drain is a familiar story that happens every year when a major new iOS … Read More

Should I Update to iOS 17 Right Now? Or Wait?

Sep 19, 2023 - 4 Comments
Should you update to iOS 17 on iPhone right now or should you wait

Now that the iOS 17 update is out and available for everyone with a compatible iPhone, you may be wondering if now is a good time to upgrade your iPhone to iOS 17. If you’re asking yourself “should I update to iOS 17 right now? then you’ll find that’s a fantastic question and we will … Read More

Prepare Your iPhone for iOS 17 the Right Way

Sep 15, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Get your iPhone ready for iOS 17

iOS 17 is just around the corner, and you’re probably excited about getting the latest iOS update onto your iPhone so that you can enjoy all that it has to offer, like interactive widgets, Contact Posters, NameDrop, Safari Profiles, and so much more. While you can always jump right into updating, you can also take … Read More

How to Make a Bootable MacOS Sonoma Beta USB Installer Disk

Sep 14, 2023 - 3 Comments
How to make a macOS Sonoma beta USB boot installer drive

If you’re interested in creating a bootable macOS Sonoma beta USB installer drive, out of a USB flash drive or similar disk device, you can do so easily. Many Mac users like to use bootable USB installer drives to perform clean installations of MacOS Sonoma, to update multiple Macs easily, or just to have for … Read More

How to Watch Apple TV on Xbox One, X, or S

Sep 10, 2023 - 2 Comments
You can watch Apple TV on Xbox

If you have an Xbox One, Xbox Series X, or Xbox Series S, and you want to watch Apple TV+ content on the Xbox, you can do so by downloading the official Apple TV app for the Xbox. The Apple TV app will allow you to access and watch Apple TV+ content directly from the … Read More

How to Know When iPhone Battery Replacement is Needed

Sep 8, 2023 - 1 Comment
When to know it's time to replace iPhone battery

Have you ever wondered if your iPhone battery needs to be replaced? Maybe you are experiencing rapid battery drain, or other battery health issues like sluggish performance, random shutdowns, or the dreaded swollen battery issue with your iPhone. Read on and we’ll review five common signs that it’s time to replace the battery on your … Read More

Resolving Weird Errors in MacOS Software Update

Sep 6, 2023 - 2 Comments
Nonsensical error messages in Software Update on the Mac

As a Mac user, you’re likely already familiar with how to install macOS system software updates, which tend to be a simple process. But sometimes you get weird errors when loading the Software Update control panel, and those errors can lead to failures when attempting to install or even load available system software updates on … Read More

Where Desktop Pictures Set from Safari are Located on Mac

Sep 5, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Location of Safari set desktop picture on the Mac

If you have ever used the “Use Image as Desktop Picture” feature in Safari for Mac to set your wallpaper, you know that you can set any image you run into on the web as the wallpaper on your Mac. Often, we may set an image from the web as our Mac wallpaper, and then … Read More

How to Send HD Photos on WhatsApp

Sep 1, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Whatsapp iOS Icon

WhatsApp may be one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, but a curious aspect of WhatsApp is that for a long time it has compressed images and photos, shrinking their size considerably and reducing their quality. That is changing, however, and WhatsApp now allows you to select an optional HD quality photo … Read More

View an AQI Map in Weather on iPhone, iPad, & Mac

Aug 31, 2023 - 1 Comment
See the AQI map on Weather app for Mac, iPhone, and iPad

More and more people are concerned with Air Quality Index scores of locations, whether it is their own city, or a destination they intend to travel to. Given that bad AQI scores can directly negatively impact life and quality of life, it is reasonable to want to see what the AQI is for various locations, … Read More

An Excellent Free Clipboard Manager for Mac is CopyClip

Aug 28, 2023 - 16 Comments
CopyClip is the best free clipboard manager for Mac

CopyClip is a free and simple clipboard manager for Mac that lives in your menu bar, storing all of the content or items that you have copied or cut into your clipboard, which you can then quickly recall and paste wherever is needed. If you’re unfamiliar with clipboard managers, they can significantly improve your Mac … Read More

Improve Your Workouts with iPad & Stage Manager

Aug 26, 2023 - Leave a Comment
iPad with Stage Manager setup for exercise and fitness to track workouts

Your iPad can serve as a handy fitness accessory, despite not being intended for that purpose at all, at least in the same way something like Apple Watch was made. But thanks to Stage Manager, you can easily multitask on the iPad by having multiple apps open on screen at the same time. Now, if … Read More

How to Stop Autoplay Music on iPhone

Aug 25, 2023 - 8 Comments
Apple Music icon

As you may have noticed by now, Apple Music on iPhone defaults to autoplaying music of similar songs and plays them when a particular song, track listing, or playlist has finished. With Autoplay, the music just continues playing onward infinitely from your iPhone. Great, right? Well, not always. Not every user is a fan of … Read More

Transcribe Audio Files & Video to Text on Mac with MacWhisper

Aug 24, 2023 - 2 Comments
Drag and drop your file or URL into MacWhisper to transcribe the audio to text

Perhaps you’ve come across a situation where you have an audio file, YouTube link, or video that you would like to transcribe the audio of that file into text, right on your Mac. That’s exactly what MacWhisper does, a free app which makes easy work of transcribing audio files into text using technology from OpenAI, … Read More

Fixing “The application appears to have been tampered with” Error on Mac

Aug 23, 2023 - 2 Comments
Application appears to have been tampered with error message on Mac

An unusual and rare Mac error may come across for some MacOS users when using BBEdit, or perhaps even other apps, that says “The application appears to have been tampered with.” This appears to be some variation of the “app is damaged and can’t be opened” error message that some Mac users may occasionally see. … Read More

5 iPhone Tips Every iPhone User Should Know

Aug 21, 2023 - 9 Comments
iPhone tips you should know

The iPhone has so many features and capabilities that it’s easy to overlook even some of the essentials, so we’re going to share some iPhone tips that will enhance your experience and help you make the most of your device. These tricks can help improve your workflow, simplify your interactions with iPhone, and save you … Read More

How to Turn Off Shuffle on Spotify

Aug 20, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Disable Shuffle from a Spotify playlist view

Spotify will sometimes default to using the shuffle feature on playlists, whether that playlist is from an artist, yourself, shared from a friend, or elsewhere. If you do not want to shuffle songs on Spotify, you will find that disabling the Shuffle feature is actually really easy. There are generally two different ways to disable … Read More

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