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How to Hide Siri Menu Icon in macOS

Want to hide the Siri menu icon but still have Siri enabled on the Mac? This approach offers a way to reduce menubar clutter on a Mac, while still retaining the Siri assistant functionality and each of its useful commands. With the Siri menu bar icon hidden, you can still access Siri on the Mac … Read More

How to Search Safari Tabs in iOS 10

One of the great new Safari features in iOS 10 is the ability to search through your browser tabs using a keyword. For those of us who basically live in a web browser with a billion tabs open, this is incredibly useful, as it makes retrieving and narrowing down Safari tabs significantly faster on an … Read More

How to Merge Faces in iOS Photos & Improve Facial Recognition

One of the many new features in iOS 10 is facial recognition software, which automatically scans every photo on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, determines what is a person, who has a unique face, and then automatically sorts those pictures into a “People” photos album for each unique face. The face recognition aspect of … Read More

Use Siri on the Mac! A List of Mac Siri Commands

Now that macOS Sierra has Siri built directly into the Mac operating system, you’re probably wondering what exactly you can do with the handy virtual assistant on your computer. It turns out that Siri has many abilities unique to the Mac, which you can’t perform on an iPhone or iPad with the virtual assistant. Of … Read More

How to Disable Raise to Wake on iPhone

Newer iPhone models include a feature called Raise to Wake which is enabled by default, and much as it sounds, it wakes the display as the iPhone is physically raised, whether from a surface or out of a pocket. It’s a nice feature that completely removes the need to press any buttons to wake the … Read More

How to Allow Apps from Anywhere in macOS Sierra Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper in macOS Sierra is now stricter than ever, defaulting to only allow options for apps downloaded from either the App Store or the App Store and identified developers. Advanced Mac users may wish to allow a third option, which is the ability to open and allow apps downloaded from anywhere in macOS Sierra. To … Read More

iOS 10: How to Delete All Mail?

If you have updated to iOS 10 you may have noticed that the Mail app “Trash All” option is missing on the iPhone and iPad. This is unfortunate because the ability to delete all email in iOS is easily one of the more useful features to managing a busy email inbox. The lack of a … Read More

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 2 Released

Apple has released the second beta version of macOS Sierra 10.12.1. The new beta build arrives as 16B2333a and is available now to users participating in the beta testing programs. Users enrolled in either the developer beta or public beta programs can download macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 2 right now via the Software Update mechanism … Read More

How to Clean Install macOS Sierra

Some advanced Mac users may like to perform a clean install of macOS Sierra, which is essentially the process of erasing a hard drive and then starting fresh with a new clean installation of macOS Sierra 10.12. After the clean install is complete, a separate backup of any necessary files is manually transferred back over … Read More

How to Take Screen Shots in iOS 10

Have you noticed taking a screenshot is harder in iOS 10 and with iPhone 7? Maybe you tried to take a screen shot in iOS 10 only to discover that you either locked the device, sent it to the Home Screen, or summoned Siri instead? This is a fairly common occurrence when taking a screenshot … Read More