How to Add Music to Apple Watch

Nov 23, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Add Music to Apple Watch

Did you know you can add music to your Apple Watch, storing the music locally for listening even if the Watch is not connected to your nearby iPhone? This is a useful feature if you often leave your phone sitting aside whether at home while doing chores, or perhaps when you’re out for a jog or walk, but still wear your Apple Watch.

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Use Shared With You in Safari on Mac to See All Links Sent via Messages

Nov 22, 2021 - 2 Comments

How to See All Links Shared With You Over Messages from Safari

If you’ve ever wanted an easy way to browse through all of the links that are shared with you through Messages app, the new Shared With You feature in Safari is what you’re looking for. Shared With You gathers all of the links that have been sent your way from all iMessage conversations, and puts them in an easy to access Safari feature.

The Shared With You feature is available on Mac with any machine running MacOS Monterey or alter, and for iPhone and iPad running iOS 15 or later.

Let’s take a look at how this works with Safari on the Mac.

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By Hamlin Rozario - Mac OS, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

How to Block App Tracking Pop-Ups on iPhone & iPad

Nov 22, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Block Unwanted App Tracking Pop-Ups on iPhone & iPad

Are you getting unwanted pop-ups asking about tracking when you open apps after updating to modern iOS and iPadOS versions? While this is normal and intentional, it can also be kind fo annoying. The good news is that these tracking request pop-ups show up just once and you can block them permanently too, if desired.

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How to Stop Entering Picture-in-Picture Automatically on iPhone

Nov 21, 2021 - 1 Comment

How to Stop Entering Picture-in-Picture Automatically on iPhone

Picture-in-Picture video mode on iPhone is one of the exciting newer features for iPhone. However, if you’ve already used this feature extensively after updating your device, you may have noticed that it can get quite annoying at times since it enters into picture in picture mode automatically. If you’re wondering how you can stop Picture-in-Picture mode activating automatically on iPhone, then read along. And no, this does not disable Picture-in-Picture mode capabilities, it simply prevent’s entering that mode by default.

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How to Disable Personal Requests on HomePod

Nov 20, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Disable Personal Requests on HomePod

HomePod is capable of making phone calls, sending messages, creating reminders, and more when your iPhone is nearby. These are called personal requests and it’s a great feature to have. However, it does come at the cost of your privacy, and some people may want to turn off personal requests on their HomePod.

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How to See All Links Shared With You Over Messages from Safari on iPhone & iPad

Nov 19, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to See All Links Shared With You Over Messages from Safari

Have you ever wanted an easy way to view all the web links your contacts share with you on iMessage? In that case, you have every reason to be excited about the new Shared With You feature that iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 brings to the table.

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How to Add Public Calendars to iPhone & iPad

Nov 19, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Subscribe to Public Calendars on iPhone & iPad

Are you trying to add a public calendar to the Calendar app on your iPhone and iPad? Subscribing to public calendars is not as straightforward as you might expect, and you’ll have to fiddle around with the Calendar settings on your device to be able to do this. This article will review how this process works.

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Where the .zshrc File is Located on Mac

Nov 18, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Where the zshrc file is located on Mac

Wondering where the .zshrc file is located on a Mac? If you’re a Mac command line user who is interested in using and customizing the zsh shell, or using something like Oh My Zsh, you may be curious to know what and where the .zshrc file is located, and how to access it so that you can customize your shell.

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How to Edit & Enhance Voice Memos on Mac

Nov 18, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Edit & Enhance Voice Memos on Mac

Do you use Voice Memos app on the Mac to record audio, a quick voice note, phone call, or some other content? Perhaps, you use it to create podcasts from your home, or record an interview or meeting? If you’re a Voice Memos for Mac user, you may also be interested in editing those voice memos and enhancing them.

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iOS 15.1.1 for iPhone 13 & iPhone 12 Released

Nov 17, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Apple has released iOS 15.1.1 for all iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models, including iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12, and iPhone 12 mini.

The iOS 15.1.1 update aims to “improve call drop performance” for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models.

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How to Use Your iPhone As a Webcam

Nov 17, 2021 - 2 Comments

How to Use Your iPhone As a Webcam

Did you know you can use an iPhone as a webcam for a Mac or Windows PC? If you don’t have a webcam to use for online meetings, classrooms, and gatherings, or find the quality is too low to be usable, that’s no big deal, you can use your iPhone (or iPad) for this purpose thanks to some third party apps. It’s pretty easy to set up and use too.

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How to Pin Conversations in Messages for Mac

Nov 17, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Pin Conversations in Messages for Mac

If you use the Messages app for many conversations from your Mac, you may have a few people you’d like to prioritize. By pinning a conversation in Messages for Mac, that person and message thread is always at the top of the Messages list, which is particularly helpful if you get tons of different texts from many different people, and some of your favorites are getting lost in that sea of messages.

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Beta 3 of MacOS Monterey 12.1, iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2 Released for Testing

Nov 16, 2021 - 1 Comment

iOS 15, iPadOS 15, MacOS Monterey public betas

Apple has released the third beta versions of macOS Monterey 12.1, iPadOS 15.2, and iOS 15.2 to users who are participating in the beta testing programs of Apple operating system software.

The latest betas arrive first to developers, and are typically followed by the same build for public beta testers.

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8 Useful Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts for iPad

Nov 16, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Zoom iPad keyboard shortcuts

If you use Zoom on an iPad, and you use a keyboard case or external keyboard with your iPad, then you might appreciate learning some useful keyboard shortcuts for Zoom on iPad.

With keyboard shortcuts, you’ll be able to mute and unmute your microphone, start and stop your video, hide and show the chat window and participants list, and more.

And as an added bonus, we’ll include a few gestures for Zoom on iPad too.

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How to Set Apple Watch to Notify High Heart Rate

Nov 16, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Set Apple Watch to Notify High Heart Rate

Did you know that Apple Watch can notify you if you’re having an abnormally high heart rate? This is a health feature that’s not enabled by default, but it’s pretty easy to set up and use.

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How to Install Oh My Zsh on Mac

Nov 15, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Install Oh My Zsh on Mac

Want to try out Oh My Zsh in your Terminal? Oh My Zsh is a popular zsh configuration manager, offering tons of themes, functions, helpers, plugins, and other handy features for command line users. It’s used heavily by many who spend a lot of time in the command line, whether for development, administration, or just geeking around, so if you’re in those categories you may find it worth checking out.

While zsh is now the default shell in Terminal app for modern macOS releases, Oh My Zsh is separate, and therefore must be installed and configured separately.

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Fix App Menu Bar Hiding Behind Notch on MacBook Pro 14″ & 16″

Nov 15, 2021 - 2 Comments

NotchBook Pro Notch

If you have a new MacBook Pro 14″ or 16″ with a display notch, and find an apps menu bar items are hiding behind that display notch, which is a fairly common occurrence for many Mac apps, you can use a workaround to shrink the display so the entire screen scales down to fit below the notch and inward.

This basically mimics screen bezels through software, allowing the full menubar to show, hiding the notch, but at a cost of reducing screen real estate and display resolution.

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How to Change Apple ID Country or Region on PC & Mac

Nov 14, 2021 - 6 Comments

How to Change Apple ID Country or Region on PC & Mac

Do you want to switch regions on your primary Apple ID account used on a Mac or PC? Users who’re moving to a different country would want to do this to unlock iTunes and App Store content in that specific region. Some people tend to just make a new Apple account when presented with this situation, but that’s not necessary when Apple gives you the option to change the account’s country or region settings, right from a Mac or PC.

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