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How to Install & Run Windows 11 in VMware Fusion Pro on Mac

May 20, 2024 - 12 Comments
How to install and run Windows 11 on VMWare Fusion Pro on Mac

There are numerous options to run Windows 11 simultaneously with MacOS, and one great app option that is newly free is VMware Fusion Pro 13. VMWare Fusion Pro makes it particularly simple to download, install, and setup Windows 11 in a virtual machine on the Mac, but if you’re new to virtualization and virtual machines, … Read More

How to AirPlay from Chrome & Edge Browsers on Mac to Sonos or HomePod

May 19, 2024 - 1 Comment
How to AirPlay from Chrome or Edge or Brave browser to Sonos or HomePod speakers from a Mac

There are many websites that have audio that you may wish to stream from a web browser to a Sonos or Homepod, or any other AirPlay compatible speaker system. For example, maybe you’re on a website for a podcast or music that you want to stream to another speaker in the room or house. This … Read More

How to Disable Microsoft Defender SmartScreen in Edge

May 18, 2024 - 3 Comments
Disable Microsoft Defender SmartScreen in Edge

Microsoft Defender SmartScreen is a feature in the Microsoft Edge web browser for Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, and Android (and it’s also in the Windows operating system, in case you have a PC or run it in a virtual machine) that aims to protect your computer or device from malicious sites and downloads. Because of … Read More

How to Check Battery Life of Apple Watch

May 17, 2024 - 6 Comments
watchOS on Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is a nifty gadget that many of us are fans of, but one of the curious things about Apple Watch is that it doesn’t have an obvious battery percentage remaining indicator, unlike the iPhone, iPad, Apple Pencil, AirPods, or Mac. Furthermore, it’s not necessarily obvious how to check how much battery life … Read More

How to Factory Reset Mac (MacOS Sonoma & Ventura)

May 16, 2024 - 5 Comments
Factory resetting a Mac begins in System Settings

If you are going to sell, return, or give away a Mac, you almost certainly want to factory reset the computer first. Performing a factory reset on a Mac will erase all data on the Mac, and return it to a clean slate as if the computer were brand new, without any data or personal … Read More

How to Download & Install VMware Fusion Pro for Mac for Free

May 15, 2024 - 18 Comments
Launch the installer for VMWare Fusion Pro

VMware Fusion Pro is now available for free for personal use, according to a blog post on the developers website. VMware Fusion Pro is powerful hypervisor software that allows you to create and run virtual machines on your Mac, enabling the capability to do things like run a virtualized Windows installation atop MacOS, or run … Read More

How to View Instagram Without an Account

May 11, 2024 - 1 Comment
How to view an Instagram profile without an account

Instagram is one of the most popular social networks in the world, with photo sharing, video sharing, messaging capabilities, and much more. While it seems like many people have Instagram accounts, there are also plenty more people without Instagram accounts, and who don’t ever want to have an Instagram account or profile. So what if … Read More

How to Listen to Voicemail from Apple Watch

May 10, 2024 - Leave a Comment

As an Apple Watch owner, you likely have noticed that phone calls from your iPhone will ring on your Apple Watch, where you can answer and reject those calls as you wish. If you reject or mute the call from the Watch, the caller will have the option to leave a voice message on the … Read More

3 Great Photo App Tips for iPhone, iPad, & Mac That You May Have Overlooked

May 9, 2024 - 4 Comments
Some helpful overlooked Photos app tips for iPhone, Mac, and iPad

The Photos app is a major part of the Apple ecosystem, providing a ton of powerful capabilities for managing and editing photos whether you’re using Photos on iPhone, Mac, or iPad. While you may already be familiar with some great tips like editing photos for color, cropping, applying filters, and creating folders for your photos, … Read More

How to Fix the Apple Watch Squiggly Line Screen

May 8, 2024 - Leave a Comment
Fix the Apple Watch squiggly line screen with a lightning bolt

Apple Watch users may occasionally see a black screen with a squiggly line that looks like a charging cable and lightning bolt, and when this screen is active you will find Apple Watch is not usable. You may run into this screen after an Apple Watch has not been in use for a while, and … Read More

How to Enable Screen Sharing in MacOS Sonoma & Ventura

May 7, 2024 - 2 Comments
How to enable screen sharing in MacOS Sonoma

Screen sharing on a Mac allows users to remotely control or view another users computer, including their desktop, apps, and whatever else they’re doing on their Mac. This allows for many remote collaboration opportunities, along with easy remote assistance, troubleshooting, and remote management of computers. Enabling screen sharing is a matter of adjusting a setting … Read More

How to Find Your Phone Number on iPhone

May 6, 2024 - 1 Comment
How to find your phone number on iPhone

If you recently got a new phone and new phone number, or perhaps you changed phone numbers, or maybe you have a new work phone, you might be left with the question of wondering what your phone number is. Obviously knowing your phone number is important, so if you need to know what your phone … Read More

How to Import Google Chrome Data into Microsoft Edge

May 3, 2024 - Leave a Comment
Microsoft Edge

If you’re making a switch from Google Chrome to the Microsoft Edge browser on your Mac, you’ll almost certainly want to import your Chrome data into Edge. Doing so will allow Edge to have immediate access to your saved logins and passwords, bookmarks, history, extensions, settings, and more, allowing you to seamlessly transition from Chrome … Read More

How to Convert Photos to Videos on iPhone & iPad

May 2, 2024 - 8 Comments
How to convert photos to videos on iPhone or iPad

One of the more interesting tricks available for the Photos app on iPhone and iPad is an ability to convert a series of selected photos into a video. This can be particularly useful for action photos and Live Photos that are a series of similar images, but you can select any number of Live Photos … Read More

How to Hide iPhone Keyboard When It’s Covering Buttons & Won’t Go Away

May 1, 2024 - 1 Comment
How to fix a stuck iPhone keyboard

Some iPhone users may find that the onscreen keyboard occasionally gets stuck on screen and covers buttons or other elements on the the screen, preventing interaction with the iPhone and preventing the dismissal of the iPhone keyboard. This can happen for a variety of reasons, whether in Messages, Whatsapp, Instagram, FaceBook, Mail, and basically any … Read More

How to Use AirPods with Apple TV

Apr 30, 2024 - 2 Comments
Use AirPods with Apple TV

One of the many handy features and capabilities of AirPods is that they can be used with an Apple TV. This is perfect for situations where you’re in a shared environment or house and want to watch something on TV without disturbing others who are nearby, and there are many other obvious uses of this … Read More

6 Useful Apple Watch Tips

Apr 29, 2024 - Leave a Comment
Apple Watch

Apple Watch is a unique device that has a wealth of features crammed into a small wristwatch. By learning some handy tips and tricks, you can get the most out of your Apple Watch. From preventing accidental input, to customizing the watch face, sending messages, using as a remote control, and more, read along to … Read More

What do Blue Underlines on Text Mean in Microsoft Edge?

Apr 28, 2024 - Leave a Comment
How to disable Microsoft Editor and spelling and grammar check

If you use Microsoft Edge as your web browser, whether for free GPT 4 access or and DALL-E use, for cross-platform syncing, or any other reason, you may have noticed that you will often see blue underlined text when you’re typing within the browser. If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering what on earth the … Read More

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