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How to Reset SMC on New iMac, Mac Mini, iMac Pro, & Mac Pro with T2 Chip

Sep 14, 2020 - 3 Comments

Resetting the SMC on new model iMac, iMac Pro, Mac mini, and Mac Pro desktop Macs have a T2 security chip is a different procedure than on earlier models of the same hardware. SMC, which stands for System Management Controller, handles a variety of hardware functions on the Mac, including power, fan operation, some ports, … Read More

How to Use Face ID with a Face Mask on iPhone & iPad

Aug 10, 2020 - 17 Comments
Use iPhone X without Face ID

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it an unfortunate fact that we need to wear face masks when and wherever possible, whether by choice in some regions or by government regulations and orders in others. The idea of course is that wearing masks can help reduce the spread of SARS-COV-2, and so if we want the … Read More

What the ‘Legacy System Extension’ Mac Message Means & What To Do About It

Aug 8, 2020 - 11 Comments
macOS legacy system extension warning

If you’re using a Mac running MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 or later (including Big Sur), you might have seen a new and somewhat cryptic message pop up when your Mac is turned on, or when you use certain apps. Titled “Legacy System Extension”, the message goes on to note that “existing software on your system loaded … Read More

How to Hide Messages on iPhone & iPad

Jul 31, 2020 - 2 Comments
How to Hide Messages on iPhone & iPad

Do you want to make sure your messages remain hidden when you’re letting someone else use your iPhone or iPad? If so, you’re in luck. Screen Time offers a convenient way to lock apps, and you can use it to block access to the stock Messages app.

How to Reset Lost Apple ID from iPhone or iPad

Jul 12, 2020 - 2 Comments
How to Reset Lost Apple ID from iPhone or iPad

Did you accidentally lose your Apple ID details or forget the password? This can be distressing, but have no worries, as you can easily reset your Apple ID password right from the comfort of your iPhone or iPad within a matter of minutes.

How to Find Duplicate Passwords in Keychain on iPhone & iPad

Jun 23, 2020 - 2 Comments
How to Find Duplicate Passwords in Keychain on iPhone & iPad

Do you use the same password for multiple online accounts? It may be wise to fix that, as accounts with shared passwords are theoretically at risk of a security breach (for example, if one service is breached and you use the same password on other accounts, it’s possible someone nefarious would be able to gain … Read More

How to Delete Old Passwords & Accounts from iPhone & iPad

Jun 22, 2020 - 4 Comments
How to Delete Old Passwords & Accounts from iPhone & iPad

Do you have outdated account, login, or password information on iCloud Keychain that keeps coming up when you visit a website or particular app? Or do you often update and edit login information for various accounts? If so, you might want to remove outdated accounts and passwords that are stored on your iPhone & iPad … Read More

How to Edit Saved Passwords on iPhone & iPad with iCloud Keychain

Jun 21, 2020 - 2 Comments
How to Edit Saved Passwords on iPhone & iPad

Do you use iCloud Keychain to store the log-in details of your various online accounts? Well, if you change the password to any of these logins or accounts on their respective platforms or websites, Keychain doesn’t always update the information right away. And when that happens, you wouldn’t be able to use this handy feature … Read More

How to Manually Add Passwords to Keychain on iPhone & iPad

Jun 20, 2020 - 8 Comments
How to Manually Add Passwords to Keychain on iPhone & iPad

Do you use iCloud Keychain to store your passwords to various online accounts? If so, did you know that you can manually add all your online accounts in one place, instead of heading over to their respective websites individually? Adding login information to iCloud Keychain is easy on iPhone and iPad.

How to View Saved Passwords in Chrome on Mac

Jun 18, 2020 - 1 Comment
How to view saved passwords and logins in Chrome on Mac

Want to view your saved passwords in the Chrome browser? Maybe you need to find a password for a website login that you have saved in Chrome? You can easily find, view, and show saved passwords and logins for websites in the Chrome browser, assuming you’ve saved those passwords to Chrome for the autofill and … Read More

How to Turn Off Face ID on iPhone & iPad

Jun 17, 2020 - 1 Comment
How to turn off Face ID on iPhone and iPad

If you don’t want to use Face ID on iPhone or iPad for whatever reason, you can turn it off at any time, even after you have already set it up. It turns out that even if you had already setup the facial recognition service to unlock the iPhone or iPad, the devices work fine … Read More

How to Prevent Mac from Remembering Wi-Fi Networks Joined

Jun 7, 2020 - 3 Comments
Prevent Mac from remembering joined wi-fi networks

By default the Mac will remember all wi-fi networks that have been joined and accessed from the computer, and will automatically join those wireless networks again when they’re within range. This is a good setting for most users to leave enabled, since it’s convenient to not have to constantly reconnect to familiar wireless networks. But … Read More

How to Remove Location Data from Photos Before Sharing on iPhone & iPad

May 29, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Remove Location Data from Photos Before Sharing

The camera app on the iPhone and iPad collects geographic data of all the photos you take by default (though geotagging photos can be disabled on the camera). This is called geotagging, which essentially lets you know where exactly the photo was captured. Although this is a useful feature to have, considering how easily you … Read More

How to Use AirPods as a Remote Spying Tool

May 19, 2020 - 3 Comments
AirPods outside of their case

Did you know you can use AirPods and iPhone as a remote spying tool, or simply to boost the volume of some distant sound or speaker? Indeed, with a little planning and know-how, you can use AirPods, AirPods Pro, and PowerBeats Pro, like spying microphones or for amplification to better hear conversations! That may be … Read More

How to Control What Apps Can Access Files & Folders in MacOS Catalina

May 18, 2020 - 3 Comments
Mac Finder, where you can copy the path of a file name easily

You can control which apps have access to files and folders on the Mac. This article will walk you through how to manage what apps can access files and folders in macOS.

How to Fix Cron Permission Issues in MacOS Catalina & Mojave

Apr 27, 2020 - 5 Comments
Mac Terminal icon

Some advanced Mac users may have noticed that certain shell scripts with cron, cron jobs, and crontab are either not working at all, or not able to function properly in the newest versions of MacOS, notably Mojave 10.14, Catalina 10.15 and later. Depending on the situation, this may be accompanied by a permissions error, an … Read More

How to Set Time Limits on iPhone & iPad Apps with Screen Time

Mar 26, 2020 - 2 Comments
Select which apps to limit

Want to set a time limit for app usage on iPhone or iPad? Screen Time lets you do just that. At a time where we all perhaps use our iPhones a little too much, knowing exactly how long we spend with it in our hand can be useful. Knowing which apps we use most can … Read More

How to Delete VPN from Mac

Feb 2, 2020 - 5 Comments
How to setup a VPN on Mac

If you have previously setup a VPN on Mac but no longer use the VPN service, you may want to delete and remove the VPN from MacOS. Additionally, you may wish to remove a VPN configuration from a Mac that is not needed for a particular purpose, job, or enterprise anymore. Removing a VPN from … Read More

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