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Fix Messages for Mac Showing Phone Numbers Instead of Names

Feb 2, 2024 - 5 Comments
Make sure Contacts app is enabled for iCloud on Mac

Some Mac users may run into a situation where the Messages app for Mac shows phone numbers instead of contact names, despite those contacts numbers being saved and associated with names. Typically you can resolve this issue with a few simple solutions, which we’ll get into here.

How to Stop iPhone Apps Snooping via Push Notifications

Feb 1, 2024 - 4 Comments
iOS apps using push notifications to be creepy and potentially spy on you

Apple is well known for being a privacy centric company and building tons of security and privacy features into the iPhone and iPad to control things like location tracking and app tracking, but some big name app developers are coming up with creative ways to pry details about your device. One such crafty method of … Read More

Add Corporate Earnings Reports to Your Calendar on Mac, iPhone, iPad via Stocks App

Feb 1, 2024 - Leave a Comment
How to add earnings report dates to your calendar from Stocks app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

The Stocks app for iPhone, Mac, and iPad, now offers a super convenient way of knowing when a companies upcoming earnings reports will be, and, even better for you earnings season enthusiasts, you can add those earnings report dates directly to your calendar immediately from the Stocks app. Because who doesn’t love listening in on … Read More

How to Convert Images to Webp on Mac from Command Line

Jan 31, 2024 - 3 Comments
Convert image to webp from the command line on Mac

Do you need to convert images to webp format from the Mac? Converting images to WebP offers tremendous file size savings, often compressing an image up to 70% without losing image quality, so it’s understandable why many Mac users and web developers, designers, and workers would wish to convert and compress images into WebP format. … Read More

Fix for “No Active Device Used For Your Location” on iPhone Error

Jan 30, 2024 - Leave a Comment
Fix location sharing issues on iPhone with Find My

Some iPhone users have discovered they are not able to share their location in Messages or Find My, and instead get an error message stating “No Active Device Used For Your Location. You can check your settings in Find My.” This issue, when present, prevents the user from sharing your location, until it has been … Read More

Slow Performance in MacOS Sonoma? Fix Sluggish Speed on Mac

Jan 29, 2024 - 7 Comments
If macOS Sonoma feels slow then let us help speed it up

MacOS Sonoma is a perfectly great operating system for most Mac users, and many feel its variety of features and general enhancements offer improvements over its predecessor. However, not all MacOS Sonoma users are thrilled, and some people feel their Mac is slower after updating to MacOS Sonoma 14, experiencing more sluggish general performance, unresponsiveness … Read More

Download Windows 11 ISO from a Mac

Jan 26, 2024 - 2 Comments
How to download and build a Windows 11 ISO installer from Mac

You can download and build a Windows 11 installer ISO from a Mac with the help of a free MacOS app called CrystalFetch. CrystalFetch is a very simple app that will download and build a Windows 11 ISO or Windows 10 ISO for either Apple Silicon or Intel X86 platforms, that you can use to … Read More

Fix AirPrint Not Working with iOS 17 Update

Jan 25, 2024 - 1 Comment
AirPrint on iPhone and iPad

A fair number of iPhone and iPad users are reporting that using AirPrint is no longer working on their device since updating to iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, or a later update to those operating systems (like iOS 17.2, etc). For many users impacted by this problem, the AirPrint compatible printer disappears after you select … Read More

How to Install Instagram on Mac as an App

Jan 24, 2024 - 1 Comment
Instagram on Mac

Instagram is one of the most popular social networks out there, focused around the sharing of photos and videos, and people use it for myriad reasons. While iPhone and Android users can install Instagram on their device through the respective app stores, Mac users who want to install Instagram have a different route entirely. If … Read More

How to Automatically Hide & Show the Dock on Mac

Jan 23, 2024 - 3 Comments
How to automatically hide and show the Dock in MacOS

Many Mac users like to use a feature that automatically hides and shows the Dock on MacOS, appearing when your cursor goes to the bottom of the screen, and disappearing when your cursor leaves that area. This offers a more minimalist experience and user interface, and it also optimizes screen real estate, by hiding the … Read More

Fix Step Count in Health App Updating Slowly on iPhone

Jan 19, 2024 - 1 Comment
iPhone Health app

If you’re the type of person who likes to keep track of their daily step count by using iPhone as a step counter, it is frustrating when the iPhone Health app step counter does not update as frequently as you’d like. Additionally, there are some challenges that are linked to specific step counts, and many … Read More

How to Change Apple Watch Faces by Swiping

Jan 18, 2024 - 4 Comments
How to swipe to change watch face on Apple Watch

You can quickly change your Apple Watch face by swiping on the watch face – that is, if you enable this feature first. While older versions of watchOS system software allowed users to switch watch faces easily by swiping, that feature was later changed because apparently some users were accidentally activating it. However, as long … Read More

How to Boot Into MacOS Recovery in UTM on Apple Silicon Mac

Jan 17, 2024 - 1 Comment
Recovery Mode booted in UTM on Apple Silicon Mac

If you’ve installed macOS Sonoma into a UTM virtual machine you may get into a situation where you’d either like to restore the VM from a Time Machine backup, or even reinstall Sonoma in the VM, or perform other actions on the virtual machine from Recovery Mode. But, as you likely have noticed by now, … Read More

How to Change Default Notification Sound on iPhone

Jan 16, 2024 - 1 Comment
How to change the default alert sound on iPhone

One of the fun ways to customize your iPhone experience is to change the default alert sound effect to something you like or prefer. For a long time, the default alert sound effect was Tri-Tone and could not be changed, and then with later iOS releases Apple changed the default alert sound to the Rebound … Read More

Where is Health App for Mac? Can I View My Health Data on Mac?

Jan 15, 2024 - 2 Comments
Health data and Health app on Mac?

Some Mac users are interested in viewing their Health data, workout data, activity and fitness data, all that is gathered from Apple Watch and iPhone, on their Mac. Recently, Apple added the Health app to iPad, so where is Health app for Mac? This should be easy, right?

How to See Your Target Heart Rate Zones for Apple Watch on iPhone

Jan 14, 2024 - Leave a Comment
See heart rate zone information from Apple Watch on iPhone

Many people get an Apple Watch specifically for fitness tracking, working out, activities, and to better learn about their health and fitness. One important metric to be aware of for cardiovascular fitness is your heart rate relative to your individual heart rate zone data, and Apple Watch will calculate this information based upon your age … Read More

How to Disable Journaling Suggestions on iPhone

Jan 13, 2024 - 5 Comments
How to disable Journal Suggestions on iPhone

The iPhone now has a Journal app, where you can jot down your day, highlights, including notes, pictures, videos, workouts from Apple Watch, and more, plus the Journal app even has journaling suggestions that are available as well. If you don’t find the suggestions of what to write about or journal about to be particularly … Read More

Fix “Could Not Connect to Apple Watch” Error on iPhone

Jan 12, 2024 - Leave a Comment
Fix the Could not connect to Apple Watch error on iPhone

Apple Watch users may potentially see an error message on their iPhone that states that “Could Not Connect to Apple Watch”, which then advises a few troubleshooting tips. Often those troubleshooting tips offered in the error message will fix the issue, but sometimes you need some additional help in fixing the error message and connecting … Read More

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