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How to Decrypt External Drives on Mac

For Mac users who encrypt external hard drives and USB flash drives, there may come a time when you want to remove the password protection and decrypt the external device. Decrypting an external drive allows all data on the drive to be accessed without the password authentication, effectively turning off any protection on the target … Read More

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Update Available with Bug Fixes

Apple has released macOS Sierra 10.12.1, the update includes a variety of bug fixes and feature enhancements for Mac users running the Sierra operating system. Aside from the Mac, Apple has also released iOS 10.1 update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, as well as minor software update for the Apple Watch and Apple TV. … Read More

iOS 10.1 Update Available with Bug Fixes & Portrait Camera

Apple has released iOS 10.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest version of iOS includes bug fixes and enhancements, but the most prominent feature is the inclusion of a Portrait camera mode ability for iPhone 7 Plus users. Additionally, Apple has released a bug fix update for Apple Watch and Apple TV, versioned … Read More

Fixing iCloud “Unknown error occurred” & “Mac can’t connect to iCloud because of a problem” Errors

Some Mac users may encounter an error message stating “This Mac can’t connect to iCloud because of a problem with [email protected]”, which then directs the user to open the iCloud preferences. Once inside Mac iCloud preference panel, some users may be able to successfully login to iCloud, but often another error is encountered here which … Read More

How to Disable “Reply to Message” from Lock Screen in iOS 10

The latest versions of iOS allow users to read and reply to Messages directly from the lock screen, without having to authenticate with a passcode or Touch ID on the device. This allows for iPhone and iPad users to quickly reply to inbound messages, but it can also lead to some potential privacy issues that … Read More

How to Change Siri Keyboard Shortcut for Mac

As you likely know by now, there are multiple ways to summon Siri on macOS; you can open Siri with a keyboard shortcut, you can access Siri from the menu bar icon, and you can open Siri from the Dock icon too. If you want to customize how you access Siri, you can change the … Read More

“Hello Again” Apple Event Set for October 27, New Macs Expected

Apple has scheduled a press event for October 27. The event is titled “hello again” and presumed focus will be on the introduction of new Macs. Anyone will be able to watch the “hello again” event live on Thursday, October 27 at 10 AM PST at Apple’s Special Events website here. Viewing the keynote lifestream … Read More

How to Delete Default Apps on iPhone, iPad with iOS 10

You can now delete defaults apps from any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 10. Yes this means you can delete Mail, delete Music, Stocks, Maps, Calendar, Watch, iTunes Store, Compass, Reminders, Videos, iBooks, Podcasts, Find Friends, Watch, Tips, Voice Memos, News, Activity, and any other of the pre bundled default iOS apps that … Read More

iOS 10.1 Beta 5, macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 5 Released

Apple has released the fifth beta versions of iOS 10.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.1. The new versions continue to refine the system software and patch various bugs, marching the releases along to their inevitable public release date. Users who are actively participating in the beta testing programs can find iOS 10.1 beta 5 available now … Read More

Check iOS Settings Status with Siri

Ever wondered if an iOS Setting was turned off or on? Don’t want to go fishing around in Settings of iOS to see if something is enabled or disabled? Maybe you’re away from your device and want to know a settings status using Hey Siri? You don’t always need to dig around in the Settings … Read More