How to Block & Unblock Someone on Instagram

Nov 27, 2020 - Leave a Comment

How to Block & Unblock Someone on Instagram

Tired of being bothered by someone on Instagram? If you’re being harassed over the internet by one or more people, well, the block function of Instagram is there to help. Within a matter of seconds, you can block someone on Instagram, and never see them again on the service, whether it’s their comments, posts, pictures, stories, or anything else they put onto the platform. And of course, you can unblock users as well, so if someone was just temporarily getting on your nerves you can give them a reprieve if you feel so inclined.

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How to Enable Facebook Dark Mode on iPhone

Nov 26, 2020 - 3 Comments

How to Enable Facebook Dark Mode on iPhone

Are you a fan of Dark Mode on iPhone and you would like a dark theme for Facebook too? If you’ve been waiting for Facebook app to introduce dark mode, you’ll be pleased to know the wait is over and Facebook has rolled out Dark Mode to its users globally.

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By Hamlin Rozario - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

How to Add Podcasts to Apple Watch

Nov 26, 2020 - 1 Comment

How to Add Podcasts to Apple Watch

Did you know that you can store podcasts on your Apple Watch and listen to them when it’s not connected to your iPhone? This is a feature that can come in handy if you often leave your iphone at home when you go out for a jog, do chores, or anything else really.

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By Hamlin Rozario - Apple Watch, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to Access Music Controls in Google Maps on iPhone

Nov 25, 2020 - 1 Comment

How to Access Music Controls in Google Maps on iPhone & iPad

Do you often listen to music while you’re driving? You’re not alone. Well, if you use Google Maps for navigation, you’re in for a treat, as you can now control your music without having to switch between apps on iPhone.

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How to Hide the Hidden Photos Album on iPhone & iPad

Nov 24, 2020 - Leave a Comment

How to Hide the Hidden Photos Album on iPhone & iPad

Do you use the Hidden photos album feature on your iPhone or iPad to hide photos you don’t want others to see? In that case, you’ll be excited to know that you can finally hide the “Hidden” album, preventing it from being visible within the Photos app.

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How to Use FaceTime Effects on iPhone & iPad Video Chats

Nov 24, 2020 - Leave a Comment

How to Use FaceTime Effects on iPhone & iPad Video Chats

Do you use FaceTime to video call your friends, family, colleagues, and relatives from your iPhone or iPad? If so, you can make your video chats more engaging and fun with the various FaceTime effects that Apple has to offer.

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How to Fix macOS Big Sur Wi-Fi Problems

Nov 23, 2020 - 11 Comments

How to Fix macOS Big Sur Wi-Fi Problems

Are you having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi networks on your Mac after updating it to macOS Big Sur recently? Although connecting to Wi-Fi networks on a Mac is a fairly straightforward procedure for the most part, some users have reported issues with getting the internet to work over Wi-Fi after installing macOS Big Sur.

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How to Delete All Photos from iMessage Threads on iPhone & iPad

Nov 23, 2020 - 1 Comment

How to Delete All Photos from Messages Threads on iPhone & iPad

Data, photos, and videos within the Messages app could take a chunk of your iPhone or iPad storage space, especially if you send and receive a lot of media over iMessage. One solution to this is to delete all photos from Messages threads when your device is running low on storage.

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How to Transfer Music from Windows PC to iPhone

Nov 22, 2020 - Leave a Comment

How to Transfer Music from Windows PC to iPhone

Have music on your Windows PC that you want to listen to on iPhone? Not everyone is an Apple Music subscriber or uses iCloud Music Library for managing their music. If you’re the kind of person who prefers to manually manage your song library, you’ll want to use iTunes to transfer music from your Windows PC to your iPhone.

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How to Turn off & Delete Google Location History on iPhone & iPad

Nov 21, 2020 - 3 Comments

How to Delete Google Location History on iPhone

Do you use Google Maps on your iPhone or iPad? If so, depending on your settings you may find that Google uses Location History to keep a track of all the locations you’ve visited over time. This data is then used to provide personalized recommendations that are specific to your location across Google services.

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By Hamlin Rozario - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

How to Start Mac in Recovery Mode (Intel)

Nov 20, 2020 - 1 Comment

How to start a Mac in Recovery mode

Rarely you may need to boot a Mac into Recovery Mode. Starting up Mac OS into Recovery Mode allows for various important troubleshooting and recovery features, including the ability to reinstall MacOS, repair a hard drive with Disk Utility, erase a boot disk, restore a Mac from a Time Machine backup, adjusting and setting Firmware passwords, as well as some other more advanced functionalities.

This article will explain how to start a Mac in Recovery mode, and detail the options available once a Mac is booted into Recovery.

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How to Copy Ringtone to iPhone from MacOS Big Sur & Catalina with Finder

Nov 20, 2020 - 6 Comments

How to copy ringtone to iPhone from macOS Finder

For Mac users trying to copy ringtones to their iPhone using a modern macOS release like Big Sur or Catalina, you’ll find it’s quite simple to do so, and a return to old habits.

Basically, all you need to do is drag and drop the ringtone file from the Mac file system to the iPhone, just like how iTunes used to work too. Of course that changed with later iTunes versions, and for Mojave and High Sierra users with iTunes they often find they can’t drag a ringtone to iPhone within iTunes, instead that process requires a copy and paste method.

But again, it’s as easy as drag and drop in macOS Big Sur and MacOS Catalina, but let’s cover exactly how this is done.

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Security Update 2020-006 for MacOS Mojave & High Sierra, New MacOS 11.0.1 Build Available

Nov 19, 2020 - Leave a Comment

MacOS Mojave and High Sierra security updates

Apple has released Security Update 2020-006 for MacOS Mojave and macOS High Sierra users.

Additionally, Apple has also made available a new macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 build for select Macs, including Mac mini (M1, 2020), MacBook Air (M1, 2020), and MacBook Air (13-inch, 2020). The new MacOS Big Sur 11.0.1 build for those machines is 20B50, whereas other builds remain versioned at 20B29. If you’re already running macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 it is unlikely you’ll find the new build available unless you have one of the Macs listed above.

Apple also released iOS 14.2.1 for iPhone 12 models with bug fixes for several issues specific to those new devices.

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iOS 14.2.1 Update for iPhone 12 Released with Bug Fixes

Nov 19, 2020 - 1 Comment

iOS 14.2.1 update

Apple has released iOS 14.2.1 for iPhone with resolutions to a few bugs, including afix for a problem where some MMS messages were not being received by iPhone, an issue with hearing devices having audio quality issues, and resolving a problem where the lock screen of an iPhone 12 Mini would become unresponsive.

The iOS 14.2.1 software update is available now to all eligible iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and iPhone 12 Mini. There does not currently appear to be a comparable iPadOS 14.2.1 update for iPad users, nor does it seem like iOS 14.2.1 is available for other iPhone models, however.

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How to Change Wallpaper on iPhone & iPad

Nov 19, 2020 - Leave a Comment

How to Change Wallpaper on iPhone & iPad

Ever wondered how to change the wallpaper background on iPhone or iPad? If you’re new to the iPhone or iPad ecosystem, one of the early things you may want to learn is how to change the default wallpaper on your device to something else, whether it’s one of the other default options or a photo of your own.

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How to Run Homebrew & x86 Terminal Apps on M1 Macs

Nov 18, 2020 - 1 Comment

Mac Terminal icon

If you’re one of the early adopters who acquired an M1 Apple Silicon Mac and find that Homebrew and many other x86 terminal apps don’t yet have support for the new Arm architecture, you’ll be happy to know there’s a fairly simple workaround.

The trick is to run a parallel Terminal application through Rosetta. And yes that means you’ll need to install Rosetta on the Apple Silicon Mac first, if you haven’t done so already.

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How to Send Message Effects with Voice Control on iPhone & iPad

Nov 18, 2020 - Leave a Comment

How to Send Message Effects with Voice Control

Did you know you can send iMessage effects by using only your voice? Thanks to the Voice Control accessibility feature, you can not only control every aspect of your iPhone or iPad hands-free, you can also send those fun iMessage screen effects without touching your device too.

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Beta 1 of MacOS Big Sur 11.1 Released for Testing

Nov 17, 2020 - 3 Comments

macOS Big Sur beta

Apple has released the first beta version of macOS Big Sur 11.1 for Mac users who are participating in the beta testing programs for MacOS system software. Usually a developer beta build arrives first and is soon followed by the same build as a public beta.

Separately, Apple also released iOS 14.3 beta 2 and iPadOS 14.3 beta 2 for iPhone and iPad beta testers.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 3 Comments

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