How to Allow Apps to be Downloaded & Opened from Anywhere on MacOS Ventura

Nov 17, 2022 - 2 Comments

How to allow apps downloaded from anywhere in MacOS Ventura

Wondering how you can allow apps to be downloaded and opened from anywhere on MacOS Ventura? You may have noticed the ability to select “Allow applications downloaded from anywhere” has been removed by default in macOS Ventura and other modern versions of MacOS. This does not mean it’s impossible to download and open apps from elsewhere however, and advanced users can enable this feature within System Settings if they need to on their Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

How to See All Significant Locations on iPhone

Nov 16, 2022 - 6 Comments

See Significant Locations on iPhone

Your iPhone keeps track of ‘Significant Locations’, which are typically places that you frequent often, like your home, a partners house, office, school, favorite restaurant, frequented hotels, and similar other places.

If you’re interested, you can view all the Significant Locations on your iPhone to see where your iPhone has determined is significant to you. This can be interesting data for many reasons to see, and also some users rely on the feature for work purposes to show where they have gone or frequent.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

What is OSMessageTracer in MacOS Ventura Login Items?

Nov 15, 2022 - 3 Comments

OSMessageTracer on MacOS Login Items

Many Mac users who have updated to macOS Ventura have discovered an active login item called “OSMessageTracer” that is an “item from unidentified developer.”

Given that the OSMessageTracer task is allowed to run in the background on your Mac, and it claims to be from an unidentified developer, it’s understandable why some users would be concerned about finding this in System Settings on their Mac. So, what is OSMessageTracer, is it necessary, and do you need to have it enabled as a Login Item on your Mac?

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Beta 3 of iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and MacOS Ventura 13.1 Available for Testing

Nov 15, 2022 - Leave a Comment

new beta versions of system software

Users active in the system software beta testing programs will find that Apple has released the third beta versions of iOS 16.2 for iPhone, MacOS Ventura 13.1 for Mac, and iPadOS 16.2 for iPad.

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Is MacOS Ventura Slow? 13+ Tips to Speed Up Performance

Nov 14, 2022 - 9 Comments

Speed up MacOS Ventura if it feels slow

Some Mac users feel that macOS Ventura is much slower than macOS Monterey or Big Sur, offering worse performance in general, and when performing the same tasks on their Mac.

It’s not unusual for users to feel that their computer is slower after a major MacOS update, and Ventura is no exception. If you feel like your Mac is notably slower or more sluggish, perhaps with slow app performance, more beach balling, or other unusually slow behavior when trying to use your computer, read on.

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How to Rename “My Home” in Home App on iPhone, iPad, Mac

Nov 13, 2022 - Leave a Comment

Hy Home in Home app can be renamed to avoid confusion of multiple Homes

The Home app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac is a useful hub for managing your Homekit accessories, smart speakers, Homepods, and other smart devices. One nice customization to add to the Home app is to rename your Home setup from “My Home” to something more specific, perhaps your street name or something more easily identifiable, and that customization becomes particularly useful if you share Home access with other people, other households, or other houses.

For example, maybe your partner, friend, or family, has given you access to their Home app and all the abilities to control accessories and automations, but if you all have your Home labeled as “My Home” that can be confusing when you go to select particular home setups.

Let’s rename “My Home” in Home app on iPhone, iPad, or Mac, it’s quite easy.

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How to Stop Instagram Videos Increasing Brightness on iPhone?

Nov 12, 2022 - 1 Comment

Instagram icon

Some iPhone users have noticed that display brightness increases automatically when watching Instagram videos or Instagram reels, stories, and some YouTube videos.

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By Jamie Cuevas - iPhone, Troubleshooting - 1 Comment

Change the Photo Booth Camera on Mac to iPhone

Nov 11, 2022 - 1 Comment

Photo Booth on Mac takes Mac selfies

How’d you like to use the fantastic camera on your iPhone for Photo Booth on your Mac? You can do that!

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to Schedule Boot / Turn On, Shutdown, Wake / Sleep on MacOS Ventura

Nov 10, 2022 - 7 Comments

Scheduling sleep, wake, power on, shutdown on MacOS Ventura

Scheduling a Mac to boot, sleep, and shutdown, have been longstanding features in the Energy preference panel on Mac OS since the beginning of the operating system, so if you updated to macOS Ventura and now you’re wondering where those settings went, you aren’t alone. You can still schedule a Mac to turn on and shutdown on a schedule, but how it’s accomplished is different from before.

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Apple Deals: Big Discounts on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iPad Mini, iPad Air

Nov 10, 2022 - Leave a Comment

MacBook Air and iPad mini

Amazon is back with some fantastic discounts on the all new M2 MacBook Air at up to a 10% discount, M2 MacBook Pro 13″ at up to 13% off, the M1 Pro MacBook Pro series at 20% off, the latest model iPad Mini with a 20% discount, and the M1 iPad Air at 13% off.

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else, save some cash and enjoy the discounts while they last!

MacBook Pro 13″ M2, Up to 13% off

The 13″ MacBook Pro features the older classic style enclosure design, with a 13″ screen without a notch, Touch Bar with Touch ID, and the new ultra speedy energy efficient M2 processor.

MacBook Pro 14″ M1 Pro, Up to 20% Off

Big discounts are offered by Amazon on the 14″ MacBook Pro:

MacBook Air M2 with 512GB SSD for $1349 (Discounted from $1499)

Save $150 on the 512GB model:

If you don’t need the extra storage capacity or performance offered by the 512GB model, the 256GB model is also available at an even lower price.

MacBook Air M2 with 256GB SSD for $1049 (Discounted from $1199)

Save $150 on the 256GB model:

iPad Mini 6 at 20% off, Starting at $399

Save $100 on the iPad Mini 6:

M1 iPad Air 64GB 5th generation – $519 (discounted from $599)

The latest iPad Air model is equipped with an M1 processor and 10.9″ display, making it a worthy competitor for the higher priced iPad Pro 11″, especially when offered at a notable discount:

M2 iPad Pro 11″ – $749 (Discounted 6% from $799)

You can save $50 on the first discount available for the all new M2 iPad Pro in 11″ and with 128GB of storage:

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MacOS Ventura 13.0.1 Update Released with Bug Fixes

Nov 9, 2022 - 9 Comments

MacOS Ventura update

Apple has released macOS Ventura 13.0.1 as the first bug fix update for macOS Ventura.

The bug fixes are not specified but may address some of the difficulties experienced by some Ventura users, including wi-fi issues and Error 100093 when using virtual volumes.

Separately, Apple also released bug fix updates for iPhone and iPad, versioned as iOS 16.1.1 and iPadOS 16.1.1.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS, News - 9 Comments

iOS 16.1.1 & iPadOS 16.1.1 Update Released with Bug Fixes

Nov 9, 2022 - Leave a Comment

iOS 16.1.1 update

Apple has released iOS 16.1.1 for iPhone, and iPadOS 16.1.1 for iPad.

The updates include unspecified bug fixes and security updates, and are therefore recommended for all users who are running prior versions of iOS/iPadOS 16 on their devices.

Additionally, macOS Ventura 13.0.1 update is available with bug fixes for Mac users.

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Beta 2 of iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and MacOS Ventura 13.1 Available for Testing

Nov 8, 2022 - Leave a Comment

new beta versions of system software

The second beta versions of iOS 16.2 for iPhone, iPadOS 16.2 for iPad, and macOS Ventura 13.1 for Mac have been released to users participating in the beta testing programs.

Typically the developer beta is available first and soon followed by the same build being released to public beta testers.

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Fix Wi-Fi & Internet Connection Problems in macOS Ventura

Nov 7, 2022 - 6 Comments

Fix MacOS Ventura Wi-Fi issues

Some users are reporting wi-fi connection issues and other internet connectivity problems after updating to MacOS Ventura 13. The problems can range from slow wi-fi connections or reconnections, wi-fi disconnecting randomly, or wi-fi not working at all, or internet connectivity not working after updating a Mac to macOS Ventura. Network connectivity issues seem to pop up for some users randomly after installing just about any macOS update, and Ventura is no exception.

We’ll walk through troubleshooting wi-fi connection problems in MacOS Ventura so you’ll be back online in no time.

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Mute Switch Not Working on iPhone? Try This

Nov 6, 2022 - Leave a Comment

Fixing iPhone mute silent switch when it is not working

Some iPhone users may discover the side mute/silent switch on their device has randomly stopped working. Given that the mute switch is the only physical switch on the iPhone, and it’s sole job is to put the iPhone into silent mute mode and unmute, it’s pretty inconvenient if this buttons tops working as expected.

If you’re experiencing problems with the Mute switch not working on iPhone, try the steps below to get it working again, or use the workarounds offered to find another solution to continue to be able to mute and unmute your iPhone without a functioning silent switch.

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ApplicationsStorageExtension High CPU & Memory Usage on Mac? Here’s the Fix

Nov 5, 2022 - 4 Comments

ApplicationsStorageExtension process on Mac using heavy resources

Some Mac users may notice that a process called “ApplicationsStorageExtension” is running in the background, using a large amount of CPU and memory resources.

Typically this process is seen when a computer feels sluggish and a user ventures into Activity Monitor to locate errant processes or whatever is consuming system resources.

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How to Stop Phone Calls Ringing on iPad

Nov 4, 2022 - Leave a Comment

Stop iPad ringing phone calls

Many iPad users have noticed their iPad rings for incoming phone calls on their iPhone. If you do not have an interest in getting phone calls on your iPad, you can stop the iPad from receiving inbound calls that come in to your iPhone, which will prevent the iPad from ringing.

If you’ve been wondering “why does my iPad ring?” you’re certainly not alone, so let’s get to work in stopping this from happening.

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Apple Deals: M2 iPad Pro at $749, iPad Mini at $399, iPad Air at $519

Nov 4, 2022 - Leave a Comment

M2 iPad Pro 11 inch

Amazon is back with some nice deals on new iPad models, including the first discount available for the all new M2 iPad Pro 11″ model, and much bigger discounts on the new iPad Mini and M1 iPad Air.

M2 iPad Pro 11″ – $749 (Discounted 6% from $799)

You can save $50 on the first discount available for the all new M2 iPad Pro in 11″ and with 128GB of storage:

iPad Mini 6 at 20% off – $399 (from $499)

You can also save $100 on the iPad Mini 6:

M1 iPad Air 64GB 5th generation – $519 (discounted from $599)

The newest iPad Air offers an M1 chip and 10.9″ display, making it a worthy competitor for the higher priced iPad Pro 11″:

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