Archive for January, 2017


Get Info on Anything from Spotlight in Mac OS

You can quickly access “Get Info” for any file or application from within Spotlight search results in Mac OS and Mac OS X. Getting file info from Spotlight requires a set of two simple keystrokes, first to get into Spotlight, then the next is to Get Info on the item in question. Let’s run through … Read More

How to Share Calendars from iPhone, iPad

Sharing Calendars offers an easy way for family members, coworkers, or partners to see what’s on each others schedule. The shared calendars will even update automatically as events are added or changed, thanks to the calendar syncing through iCloud. We’ll show you how to easily share an entire calendar from iOS with any other iPhone, … Read More

How to Enable Read Receipts Per Contact in Messages for iOS

Read Receipts offer a way for a message sender to know you have viewed their message, and vice versa. This can be a nice messaging feature in iOS, but it has obvious privacy implications and can become problematic in other situations. Fortunately the latest versions of iOS offer more granular controls and allow you to … Read More

New AirPods Commercials Airing on TV

Apple has released a series of TV commercials for AirPods, their new wireless headphones. The set of AirPods advertisements are set in black and white, and several follow a guy wearing AirPods as he dances around the street defying physics, while another uses the physical AirPods units as music notes as they play across the … Read More

A Better Way to Access the Camera from iPhone Lock Screen in iOS 10

Ever since Apple redesigned the iOS lock screen to remove swipe-to-unlock and require users to press the Home button instead, some iPhone users have discovered that accessing the Camera from the lock screen might be a challenge. The potentially difficult scenario is this; if you press the Home button to show the locked display which … Read More

How to Change the Chrome Download Location

When you download any file in Chrome that file defaults to saving into the downloads folder, which resides int he users home directory. It’s generally recommended to preserve the default setting to save Chrome downloads into the user Downloads folder, but some individuals may wish to change where Chrome saves files to. You can adjust … Read More

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows 10 PC

If you have an iPhone and Windows 10 PC, you probably would like to know how to transfer photos from the iPhone to the computer. With Windows 10, there are several ways to quickly copy files to the PC, and we’ll show you two of the best approaches using the Windows 10 Photos app to … Read More

Beta 4 of iOS 10.2.1 and MacOS Sierra 10.2.3 Released for Testing

Apple has released the fourth beta versions of iOS 10.2.1 and macOS Sierra 10.2.3 to users participating in the beta testing programs. The updated beta builds can be downloaded now from the software update mechanism of iOS or Mac OS for any device or hardware enrolled in the developer beta or public beta testing programs. … Read More

How to Kill a Process by Name Instead of PID via Command Line

Command line users rely on the ‘kill’ command to terminate a process as defined by the appropriate process identifier (PID). While there’s nothing wrong with targeting processes by their PID, another approach which is often easier is to target a process by name, rather than its unique identifier. There are a few ways to kill … Read More

Use Tabs in Maps for Mac

Tabs offer an excellent way to manage multiple windows without overly cluttering the screen of a Mac, a feature which is particularly valuable for smaller screen displays. Like many other apps in new Mac OS releases, the Apple Maps app for Mac now includes the ability to have multiple tabs of maps open concurrently, either … Read More