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How to Discover Most Played Apple Music Songs in Your City

Jul 16, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Discover Most Played Apple Music Songs in Your City

If you’re someone who enjoys discovering new songs, you may have wanted to listen to popular songs from around the world. Well, if you use Apple Music, let’s just say it’s going to be a whole lot easier from now on.

How to Install macOS Big Sur in VirtualBox on Windows

Jul 15, 2021 - 6 Comments
How to Install macOS Big Sur Using VirtualBox on Windows

Are you interested in running macOS Big Sur or Monterey from a Windows PC? If you don’t want to spend money on a Mac, you can use a virtual machine and still try out macOS, thanks to VirtualBox.

How to Check Apple Watch Battery Health

Jul 15, 2021 - 2 Comments
How to Check Apple Watch Battery Health

If you’ve been using your Apple Watch for a long time, you may want to check its battery health to see if it’s still operating at peak performance, or if it requires a battery service. It’s pretty easy to check the health of your Apple Watch battery, so let’s review how to do that.

How to Repair the Startup Disk on M1 Apple Silicon Macs

Jul 14, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Repair the Startup Disk on M1 Apple Silicon Macs

If you are having any peculiar disk issues or disk errors with an Apple Silicon Mac, you may want to try using the repair tools within Disk Utility, available in Recovery Mode.

How to Forward Delete on iPad Keyboard

Jul 13, 2021 - 2 Comments
iPad Magic Keyboard

iPad users may be interested in learning how to perform a forward delete with the iPad Smart Keyboard or iPad Magic Keyboard. As you probably know, the standard delete key on the iPad keyboards deletes backwards, but another keystroke offers the ability to perform a forward delete on iPad as well.

How to Check Your Mac’s Battery Health

Jul 13, 2021 - 5 Comments
How to Check Mac Battery Health

Wondering about the health of your Mac laptop battery? It’s pretty easy to check the condition and maximum capacity of a battery in modern macOS versions, and if you’ve had your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air for aw while now, you may have noticed the battery performance isn’t quite what it was when you … Read More

How to Factory Reset M1 Mac (MacBook Pro, Air, iMac, Mac mini)

Jul 12, 2021 - 9 Comments
How to Factory Reset M1 Mac

Do you have an M1 Mac that you’d like to factory reset as if it were brand new? The process of factory resetting the M1 Mac line to restore the Mac to factory defaults – basically erasing all data and reinstalling a blank macOS – is different with the M1 Mac line, including M1 MacBook … Read More

How to Beta Test iOS Apps with TestFlight

Jul 12, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Beta Test iOS Apps with TestFlight

Have you ever wanted to try out beta versions of your favorite apps? Perhaps, you want to get early access to certain app features that the developers are working on? TestFlight makes it easy to beta test apps on iPhone and iPad, so let’s review how it all works.

How to Enable Headphone Notifications on Apple Watch

Jul 11, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to Enable Headphone Notifications on Apple Watch

If you purchased an Apple Watch mostly to keep track of your activity, fitness goals, and health, you may be interested in this new health-oriented feature that aims to keep your hearing in check.

Fixing M1 Mac External Display Issues (Flickering Screen, White Noise, Black Screen, etc)

Jul 10, 2021 - 7 Comments
Fix M1 Mac external display issues like flickering and white noise

Some M1 MacBook Pro, M1 MacBook Air, and M1 Mac Mini users have discovered display issues when using an external display connected to their M1 Mac. Typically the M1 Mac external display issues are either a flickering display, a display that won’t wake from sleep and where the screen stays black, or a white noise … Read More

How to Remove a Device from your Apple Account

Jul 10, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to Remove a Device from your Apple Account

Do you use your Apple account on several devices? What if you sell or give away an old iPhone, iPad, or Mac? Well, if you no longer use or own one or more of these devices, you should remove them from your Apple account.

How to Add Third-Party Accessories to Find My on iPhone & iPad

Jul 9, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Add Third-Party Accessories to Find My on iPhone & iPad

Did you know that you can use Apple’s Find My service with third-party accessories? That’s right, you don’t have to own Apple’s AirTags accessory. Although the list of supported devices is somewhat limited right now, it’s certainly a feature that you may want to keep your eye on.

How to Convert Burst Photos to GIF on iPhone or iPad

Jul 9, 2021 - 2 Comments
How to Convert Burst Photos to GIF on iPhone

Do you take a lot of burst shots using your iPhone or iPad? How’d you like to convert a bunch of burst images into an animated GIF? You can easily convert these photos to a GIF right on your iOS or ipadOS device without having to install a third-party app from the App Store, thanks … Read More

How to Rename AirTags

Jul 8, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Rename Your AirTag After Initial Setup

Do you regret the name that you chose during the initial setup of your AirTag? Or, do you want to change the accessory that you’re using your AirTag with? Either way, you may be looking to rename your AirTag. This is actually a lot simpler than you think.

How to Share a Wi-Fi Password with QR Code from iPhone or iPad

Jul 8, 2021 - 9 Comments
How to Convert Wi-Fi Password Into QR Code on iPhone

Have you ever wanted to share your home or work Wi-Fi with your guests without giving away the network password? You’re certainly not alone in this regard, but we’re pleased to inform you that you can now do just that using your iPhone or iPad, thanks to this neat workaround.

Found a Lost AirTag? Here’s What You Can Do to Find AirTags Owner

Jul 8, 2021 - Leave a Comment
Found a Lost AirTag? Here's What You Can Do

Did you find someone else’s AirTag out in the wild? If so, you probably want to do the right thing and return it to the rightful owner. So, how do you find the contact information related to an AirTag? That’s what we’ll show you how to do, and while it’s not quite as simple as … Read More

How to Install macOS Monterey Public Beta

Jul 7, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to install macOS Monterey public beta

If you’re interested in installing and trying out macOS Monterey public beta, you now have the opportunity to do so as it became available to download for any Mac user. Beta system software is typically less stable and more prone to bugs and incompatibilities, so installing the macOS Monterey public beta should be reserved for … Read More

How to Customize Automatic Updates for iOS & iPadOS

Jul 7, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Customize Automatic Updates for iOS & iPadOS

Have you ever wanted to stop your iPhone or iPad from automatically installing software updates while being charged and connected to Wi-Fi? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that this is possible, and you can customize the automatic update process for iOS and iPadOS.

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