Changing MAC Address in macOS Big Sur & Monterey with spoof-mac

Sep 5, 2021 - 4 Comments

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If you want to change your MAC address in macOS Monterey or Big Sur, you can use the traditional method to spoof a MAC address, or you can use a slightly easier approach by using a command line tool called spoof-mac. We’ll be covering the mac-spoof method here, which relies on HomeBrew.

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How to Stop Apple Watch from Automatically Launching Audio Apps

Sep 5, 2021 - 1 Comment

How to Stop Apple Watch from Automatically Launching Audio Apps

Have you noticed that your Apple Watch automatically shows ‘Now Playing’ and other audio apps when you wake the screen sometimes? This could be really frustrating when you just want to check the time, but thankfully, this can be easily disabled.

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

How to Change iMessage Apple ID on Mac

Sep 5, 2021 - 1 Comment

How to Change iMessage Account on Mac

Do you want to use a different Apple ID specifically for iMessage from your Mac? This is actually pretty easy to do in macOS, though using multiple Apple ID’s is really not recommended.

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

How to Get Cycling Directions in Maps on iPhone

Sep 4, 2021 - 6 Comments

How to View Cycling Directions in Maps on iPhone

Do you use a bike or cycle for leisure or commuting? Whatever the case, bicyclists will be pleased to know that you can now access cycling directions on your iPhone using Apple Maps.

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By Hamlin Rozario - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

How to Change Safari Reader View Font & Background on iPhone & iPad

Sep 4, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Change Reader View Font & Background on iPhone

Do you take advantage of Safari’s Reader View on iPhone or iPad? If so, you may be excited to know that you can further improve the reading experience by changing the text font, as well as the background color of the Reader View in Safari.

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How to Check Definitions of Translated Words in Translate on iPhone

Sep 3, 2021 - 4 Comments

How to Check Definitions of Translated Words in Translate on iPhone & iPad

Do you use Apple’s Translate app to communicate with those who speak a different language? Or are you using the Translate app to learn a foreign language yourself? If you’re curious to learn a little bit of the language, you may often want to check the definitions of the translated words. The Translate app on iPhone and iPad makes this easy.

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By Hamlin Rozario - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

How to Set Up HomePod Multiple User Voice Recognition

Sep 3, 2021 - 1 Comment

How to Set Up HomePod Multiple User Voice Recognition

Did you know that Siri on your HomePod is capable of distinguishing between different voices? Although this is a feature that’s not activated by default, it’s something that you can set up within a matter of minutes for HomePod using your iPhone or iPad.

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By Hamlin Rozario - Hardware, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to Add Face Mask to Your Memoji on iPhone

Sep 2, 2021 - 1 Comment

How to Add Face Mask to Your Memoji on iPhone

Do you have your own custom Memoji that you use to express yourself while texting your friends on iMessage? If so, perhaps you’ll want to add a face mask to your Memoji, considering the situation we’re currently in.

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

How to Change Siri Voice on Mac

Sep 2, 2021 - 1 Comment

How to Change Siri Voice on Mac

If you’re the kind of Mac user who personalizes their computer a lot, you may also be interested in changing the way Siri sounds when she replies to your voice commands. This is something that wasn’t possible until recently.

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

How to Turn Off Mentions Notifications in Messages on iPhone & iPad

Sep 1, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Turn Off Notifications for Mentions on iMessage

Mentions is one of the newer features that Apple has added to iMessage, which are particularly helpful with group conversations. But if you’re in a lot of Group Conversations on iMessage, you may want to turn off notifications for these mentions, and that’s easy to do on iPhone and iPad.

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How to Use Conversation Mode to Translate Speech Live on iPhone & iPad

Sep 1, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Use Conversation Mode to Translate Speech Live on iPhone & iPad

Traveling to a foreign country is a great experience for sure, but one of the downsides is being unable to communicate properly with someone who speaks a different language. Apple aims to address this problem with the Translate app, an excellent feature on iPhone and iPad, that, as the name implies, allows you to translate languages. Conversation Mode is even better, in that it allows for live language translation while people are speaking, all using iPhone.

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Beta 8 of iOS 15 & iPadOS 15 Released for Testing

Aug 31, 2021 - Leave a Comment

iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

The eight beta version of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 is now available for testing for users who are enrolled in either the developer beta or public beta programs for iPhone and ipad system software.

iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 include a variety of changes and new features, including Live Text for selection of text within images, an expanded Do Not Disturb mode called Focus, a changed Safari interface, Safari tab grouping, Safari Extensions support, Private Relay for Safari to reduce ad tracking, redesigned Notifications, along with changes to many bundled apps like Photos, Music, Health, Maps, Weather, and more.

iPadOS also includes all features from iOS 15, and now allows users to put widgets anywhere on the iPad Home Screen, and there are refinements to the iPad multitasking system.

iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 both include new anti-abuse surveillance features from Apple that scans your photos for illegal content and will report them to authorities if offending content is found, and a similar feature scans messages on kids devices for adult content with automatic reporting to the parent if offending material is found.

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How to Create an Apple ID Recovery Key

Aug 31, 2021 - 4 Comments

How to Create an Apple ID Recovery Key

Resetting your Apple ID password is normally a pretty easy task, but if you don’t have access to the device that you’re already signed into, things could get super complicated and inconvenient. However, Apple offers another option with an Apple ID recovery key, which can be used to reset an Apple ID account as well.

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How to Force Safari to Load Desktop Sites on iPhone

Aug 31, 2021 - 1 Comment

How to Force Safari to Load Desktop Sites on iPhone & iPad

Mobile websites are great, but they are very limited when it comes to how much content can be displayed on the small screen. Apple’s iPhones have gotten bigger in size over the years and thanks to HTML5, viewing desktop sites on your phone isn’t nearly as bad as you think. Plus sometimes you may need to use the full desktop version of a site, so you may come into a situation where forcing Safari to load the desktop site onto iPhone is necessary.

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

Fix Mac “App can’t be opened because it was not downloaded from the App Store” Error

Aug 30, 2021 - 3 Comments

Fix Mac app can't be opened because its was not downloaded from the App Store error

If you are attempting to open apps downloaded from the web or elsewhere on modern versions of macOS like Big Sur, you may see an error message that says something like ‘”AppName.app” can’t be opened because it was not downloaded from the App Store.’

Below that warning also states “Your security preferences allow installation of only apps from the App Store.” and the error message dialog box also shows when and where the file was downloaded from, with two options, choosing OK or to Show in Finder. But what if you want to open the app? That’s what we’re covering, and you’ll see it’s quite simple.

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Beta 6 of macOS Monterey Released for Testing

Aug 30, 2021 - Leave a Comment

MacOS Monterey Beta

Apple has released the sixth beta version of macOS Monterey for users involved in the testing programs. The sixth beta release comes three weeks after the fifth beta, and is now only one version behind beta 7 of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.

MacOS Monterey has various new features for the Mac, including Facetime screen sharing, Facetime grid view for group chats, changes to Safari tabs and Safari interface, Live Text for text selection in images, Universal Control for using a mouse and keyboard across a Mac and iPad, Quick Notes for apps, Low Power Mode for Mac laptops, Shortcuts app for Mac, and a variety of changes to various apps like Photos, Music, Messages, Maps, and more.

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How to Translate Text on iPhone & iPad

Aug 30, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Translate Text on iPhone & iPad

Did you know your iPhone and iPad can translate text for you from foreign languages? If you’ve been on international trips, or interacted with anyone who speaks a foreign language, you likely know it can be difficult to communicate with people who aren’t writing or speaking the same language as you. Apple intends to make this a lot easier with the Translate app, which is native to modern iPhone and iPads. Much like you can translate speech, you can also translate written text too.

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How to Use Picture-in-Picture with YouTube on iPhone & iPad

Aug 29, 2021 - 1 Comment

How to Use iOS 14 Picture-in-Picture with YouTube

Picture-in-Picture video mode is a feature that many iPhone and iPad users enjoy, allowing videos to hover over other content as they use their devices. For example, you can play a video from the web while checking your email.

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

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