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How to Split Screen on Mac

Aug 18, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Choosing the other window or app for Split Screen on Mac

Using Split Screen on a Mac is easier than ever before in the latest versions of MacOS, including macOS Monterey, Big Sur, and Catalina. You can nearly instantaneously split screen two different apps, or two windows from the same app. Perhaps you want two browser windows to be side-by-side, or a browser window split screened … Read More

How to Show Word Count in Pages for Mac

Aug 16, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Find Word Count for Pages Documents on iPhone, iPad and Mac

Want to know the word count of a Pages document you’re working on from the Mac? Keeping track of word counts is often essential for writers, authors, students, and many other professions, so it’s natural to want to know how to see the word count of documents as you work on them in Pages for … Read More

How to Enable Disappearing Messages in Facebook Messenger

Aug 14, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to use Dark Mode on Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger now has a disappearing messages feature, which, just as it sounds, allows your messages to disappear after a period of time. The disappearing messages feature in Facebook Messenger is similar to the feature in WhatsApp in that you can set it per message thread with each person. Let’s take a look at how … Read More

How to Enable Encryption in Facebook Messenger

Aug 13, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to use Dark Mode on Facebook Messenger

By default, communications through Facebook Messenger are not end-to-end encrypted, which means that theoretically another party could retrieve sensitive information from the chat if they were nefariously minded. It also means that the conversations are basically wide open for reading by Facebook and whoever has access to Facebook data. If you’re a privacy buff (then … Read More

How to Use Reading View in Apple Pages, Numbers, and Keynote

Aug 12, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Use Reading Mode in Apple Pages, Numbers and Keynote

Whether you’re using Apple Pages, Numbers, or Keynote applications, you may want to hide the editing tools as you review a document, and you can do this thanks to a handy reading view feature available in each of the Apple iWork suite apps.

How to Record a Zoom Meeting

Aug 11, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Contacts Not Syncing to iCloud Troubleshooting

Are you looking for a way to record your Zoom meetings? Perhaps, you want to save a recording of a corporate meeting, or your online lectures for later while you’re studying, or you’re just trying to keep a copy of an important meeting? You’ll be pleased to know that there are multiple ways to record … Read More

Get a Shared Wi-Fi Password on Mac

Aug 10, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Joining a wi-fi network on Mac allows for getting a shared wi-fi password

If you’re a Mac user trying to join a wi-fi network, whether your own, a friend or family members, or a corporate wireless network, you can make the process of joining the wi-fi network much easier by using the shared wi-fi password feature. This is handy for many reasons, as it makes joining a wi-fi … Read More

How to Sync Desktop and Documents Folder to iCloud on Mac

Aug 9, 2022 - 8 Comments
How to Sync Desktop and Documents Folder to iCloud on Mac

Do you want to make sure the files stored on your Mac’s desktop and in the documents folder are accessible from all your Apple devices? You can set this up pretty easily on your Mac with the help of iCloud. To be more specific, it’s an optional iCloud Drive setting in macOS, that allows you … Read More

How to Update Your iPhone Over Cellular Network

Aug 5, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Update Your iPhone Over Cellular Network

Have you ever wanted to update the software on your iPhone using your cellular network? Perhaps you don’t have access to a Wi-Fi connection but want to install an iOS update? Apple allows users to update their iPhones over LTE and 5G, at least in some countries.

How to Exit Recovery Mode on Mac

Aug 4, 2022 - 1 Comment
How to Exit Recovery Mode on Mac

Recovery Mode is typically used for troubleshooting a Mac, for reinstalling system software, erasing disks, and performing similar tasks. Perhaps you’ve used recovery mode before to troubleshoot something, or perhaps you’ve even entered recovery mode accidentally on a Mac before. Rarely, a Mac just boots automatically into Recovery Mode constantly as well. Whatever the case, … Read More

How to View Hidden Mailboxes on iPhone & iPad

Aug 3, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to View Hidden Mailboxes on iPhone & iPad

The Apple Mail app offers different mailboxes that are not visible by default, and depending on which email provider you use, you’ll have different options. Some of the optional hidden mailboxes include Flagged, Unread, VIP, To or CC, Attachments, Thread Notifications, Today, Muted Threads, All Drafts, and more.

How to Download iCloud Photos via the Command Line

Aug 2, 2022 - 5 Comments
Download iCloud Photos via Command Line

Ever wanted to download all photos from iCloud Photos using the command line? Thanks to the third party icloud_photos_downloader tool, you can do just that. Called icloudpd for short, it works to access and download photos directly from iCloud using the command line on a Mac, Windows PC, or Linux.

How to Make a macOS Ventura Beta USB Installer

Aug 1, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Make MacOS Ventura beta bootable installer drive

Many advanced Mac users may wish to build a bootable macOS Ventura beta USB install drive, which makes it easy to install macOS Ventura beta onto multiple Macs, different volumes/partitions, and also can serve as a secondary boot recovery drive.

How to Leave the iOS 16 Beta Testing Program

Jul 29, 2022 - Leave a Comment

Are you in the iOS 16 or iPadOS 16 beta testing programs and want to stop getting beta updates? Whether you’re in the public beta or developer beta, you can leave the iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 beta programs at any time by removing the beta profile from your device. Generally there’s not a lot … Read More

Traveling? Beware of Unsecured Hotel Wi-Fi Networks

Jul 28, 2022 - 5 Comments
Unsecured Wi-Fi Network on Mac

Nearly every hotel nowadays offers free wi-fi, but a surprising number of them use unsecured wireless networks. Most commonly, the unsecured networks use a captive portal to access the wi-fi network, where a splash screen pops-up in a web browser window before you are granted further access to the network. Often there’s some marginal login … Read More

Zoom Audio Choppy, Cutting Out, or Garbled? Try This Fix

Jul 26, 2022 - 1 Comment
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Are you on a Zoom meeting and your audio, or someone elses audio feed, is very choppy, garbled, cutting out, or robotic sounding? Zoom conferences use a lot of bandwidth, particularly when you are using video streaming and audio streaming concurrently.

How to Make Mac Cursor Bigger

Jul 25, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Increase Mac pointer size

Some Mac users may want the cursor size on the Mac screen to be larger, making it easier to see. Whether you’re having a difficult time seeing the Mac cursor on your screen as you move the mouse or trackpad around, or you just would prefer a bigger cursor pointer in general, you can manually … Read More

How to Use a Virtual Webcam on a Mac

Jul 24, 2022 - 4 Comments
How to Use Virtual Webcam on a Mac

Ever wanted to enhance the webcam on your Mac? For example, tweak the brightness, contrast, saturation, or even flip the camera horizontally? These things can be done using third-party software called virtual cameras.

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