How to Scan Documents with Notes App on Mac

Apr 28, 2021 - 5 Comments

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There was once a time when scanning a document required a piece of big, clunky hardware. Those times have thankfully long passed and we can scan things using our iPhones and iPads. But did you know that you can use your Mac to scan things too?

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By Oliver Haslam - iPad, iPhone, Mac OS, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

Using the Get Info Keyboard Shortcut on Mac

Apr 27, 2021 - 3 Comments

Using the Get Info Keyboard Shortcut on Mac

Do you want to be able to quickly check the size of a file on a Mac? Or perhaps you want to see when a particular app was last opened? Or perhaps you want to see what version an app is? You can use the “Get Info” option on Mac OS for doing this, and so much more.

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By Hamlin Rozario - Mac OS, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

How to Fix “maximum number of free accounts have been activated on this iPhone” Error

Apr 26, 2021 - 1 Comment

How to Fix "maximum number of free accounts have been activated on this iPhone" Error

Are you unable to create a new Apple ID or iCloud account on your iPhone? More specifically, are you getting an error stating “maximum number of free accounts have been activated on this iPhone”? If so, you’re probably wondering what to do about it.

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iOS 14.5 & iPadOS 14.5 Update Released, Download Now

Apr 26, 2021 - 4 Comments

iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5

Apple has released iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 for iPhone and iPad. The updates include a handful of new features, new emoji icons, and other improvements, and are therefor recommended to install for all iPhone and iPad users running prior versions of 14.x.

Separately, Apple has also released updates for macOS Big Sur 11.3, small updates for macOS Catalina and Mojave, and updates for watchOS 7.4 and tvOS 14.5.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 4 Comments

macOS Big Sur 11.3 Update Released, Download Now

Apr 26, 2021 - 3 Comments

macOS Big Sur 11.3

Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.3 update for Mac users running macOS Big Sur. The new software update includes some feature refinements and new functionalities, along with various bug fixes and enhancements to the operating system, making it recommendeded for all Mac users running macOS 11 Big Sur.

In particular, macOS Big Sur 11.3 includes new customization options for Safari, a new control panel for touch alternatives when using iOS and iPadOS apps on Macs (for Apple Silicon models only), updates to Reminders app with a return of the List feature and ability to print reminders, support for Playstation 5 and Xbox X game controllers, along with various other smaller changes and improvements. There are also new Emoji icons available, including a woman with a beard, syringe, and a heart on fire. Full release notes for macOS 11.3 with all additions and changes are included further below.

Separately, Apple has also released Safari updates for macOS Catalina and Mojave, iOS 14.5 for iPhone, iPadOS 14.5 for iPad, tvOS 14.5 for Apple TV, and watchOS 7.4 for Apple Watch.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS, News - 3 Comments

How to Set a New Apple ID Profile Picture Using iCloud

Apr 26, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Change Your Apple ID Profile Picture on iCloud

Do you want to change the profile picture of your Apple account? You can do this quickly from iCloud on the web, using any web browser in a matter of seconds.

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How to Convert Excel to Google Sheets

Apr 25, 2021 - 2 Comments

How to Convert Excel to Google Sheets

Do you want to use Google Sheets to work on some Excel spreadsheets? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that Google Sheets has native support for Microsoft Excel files, and you can even easily convert Excel files to Google Sheets too, if preferred.

And yes, this means if you’re using Numbers on a Mac, iPad, or iPhone, you can save a Numbers file as XLS and then convert that into a Google Sheets document too.

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By Hamlin Rozario - Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

How to Change Keychain Password on Mac

Apr 24, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Change Keychain Password on Mac

Do you want to change the password used to access your Keychain data on a Mac? There are two ways to change the Keychain password, depending on whether it’s a default Keychain, and therefore whether you have multiple Keychains or not.

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How to Adjust Your Sleep Schedule on iPhone

Apr 24, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Adjust Your Sleep Schedule on iPhone & iPad

Do you make use of the built-in sleep scheduling feature on your iPhone? Although it helps you prioritize your sleep, not everyone has a fixed sleep schedule. So, if you’re trying to change your current schedule to make sure your alarm doesn’t go off at the wrong time, we got you covered.

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By Hamlin Rozario - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

How to Control Location Access for Websites on Mac with Safari

Apr 23, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Control Locaiton Access for Websites on Mac with Safari

Don’t want a particular website to be able to access your location when using Safari on the Mac? Or maybe you’re tired of those location request pop-ups when visiting certain websites? Or maybe you’ve just decided you’d like to revoke a particular sites access to your location data? With Safari in macOS, this is all easy, as you have site-specific permissions for location access, similar to Safari on iPhone and iPad.

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By Hamlin Rozario - Mac OS, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

How to Edit Videos on iPhone & iPad

Apr 23, 2021 - 1 Comment

How to Edit Videos on iPhone & iPad

Do you want to trim or shorten some of the video clips you shot with your iPhone or iPad camera? Maybe you want to apply some video adjustments or filters? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that you don’t need to install a third-party video editing app from the App Store, nor do you even need to run iMovie, as simple video editing is available directly in iOS and iPadOS.

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By Hamlin Rozario - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

Beta 1 of iOS 14.6 & iPadOS 14.6 Available for Testing

Apr 22, 2021 - Leave a Comment

iOS 14.6 beta

Apple has released the first beta versions of iOS 14.6 for iPhone, iPadOS 14.6 for iPad, and watchOS 7.5 for Apple Watch. This comes a day after issuing the first beta of macOS Big Sur 11.4 to Mac testers.

The beta period of iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6 begins before the public release of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5, which is currently in RC build, but is set to launch to the broad public next week.

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How to Prevent Microphone & Camera Access for Websites in Safari on Mac

Apr 22, 2021 - 1 Comment

How to Block Microphone & Camera Access on Websites for Mac in Safari

Do you want to stop certain websites from trying to access your Mac’s webcam or microphone unnecessarily? You’ll be pleased to know that Safari on macOS makes it pretty easy to restrict websites that can request access to the camera or microphone with pop-ups.

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By Hamlin Rozario - Mac OS, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

Purgeable Storage Space on Mac: What it is & How to Free It

Apr 22, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Purgeable Storage space on Mac

You may find a “Purgeable” storage space when looking at disk storage and disk usage in modern versions of macOS, including Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, Sierra, etc, either within the About This Mac > Storage screen, Disk Utility, or the Storage Management section of System Information.

This curiously labeled disk storage item is similar to the “Other” storage space on the Mac that many users wonder about, so if you’re curious what purgeable storage space is, and how to free it up to clear it out, then read on.

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Beta 1 of macOS Big Sur 11.4 Released for Testing

Apr 21, 2021 - Leave a Comment

macOS Big Sur betas

Apple has released the first beta version of macOS Big Sur 11.4 to users enrolled in the beta testing program. The first build arrives as 20F5046g and is available now for developers, which is typically soon followed by a public beta version as well.

The first beta of macOS 11.4 comes while macOS Big Sur 11.3 RC is also available for testing and is not yet available to the general public.

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How to Free Up iCloud Storage Space on iPhone & iPad

Apr 21, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Free Up iCloud Storage Space on iPhone & iPad

Are you getting “iCloud Storage is Full” notifications on your iPhone or iPad? This is not too unusual, particularly for users of the free 5GB iCloud plan. If you’re running low on iCloud storage, one option instead of upgrading to a higher-tier plan, is to delete some of the iCloud data that you don’t really use, and free up some valuable storage space on the service.

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By Hamlin Rozario - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

How to Reset MacOS Password in MacOS Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave

Apr 21, 2021 - 6 Comments

How to Reset MacOS Password in MacOS Catalina, Big Sur, Mojave

Did you forget or lose the password for your Mac’s user account? Thankfully, macOS Big Sur, Catalina, and Mojave make it easy to reset this password, and you can do it in a matter of seconds regardless of what Mac you own, with the help of your Apple ID.

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RC of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, macOS Big Sur 11.3 Released for Testing

Apr 20, 2021 - Leave a Comment

RC versions of beta system software

Apple has released the first RC (Release Candidate) build of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, and macOS Big Sur 11.3 to users enrolled in the beta system software testing programs.

RC builds typically indicate the final public version is just around the corner, though there are sometimes multiple RC builds released as well.

Apple announced at their April 20 event that iOS 14.5 would be available to the public next week.

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