Archive for January, 2017


How to Manually Refresh Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

The Touch Bar on MacBook Pro changes dynamically depending on what application is open and what action is going on within Mac OS. Or at least, that’s what’s supposed to happen. Rarely, the Touch Bar stops working, will get stuck and become unresponsive, maybe even display an erroneous button, or show a blank button that … Read More

How to Save Photos from Messages on iPhone and iPad

Many iPhone users send and receive pictures in Messages app for iOS, but have you ever wanted to save a photo from Messages app to your iPhone or iPad? Maybe it’s a picture you received from someone else that you want to save locally, or perhaps it’s a photo you took with the camera directly … Read More

Beta 3 of iOS 10.2.1, MacOS 10.12.3, WatchOS 3.1.3, tvOS 10.1.1

Apple has released the latest beta version builds of each of their operating systems, including beta updates to MacOS Sierra, iOS 10.2.1, watchOS 3.1.3, and tvOS 10.1.1. Users who are participating in the beta testing programs can find the latest releases available now from the Software Update mechanism on their respective devices. Typically public beta … Read More

Watch Steve Jobs Introduce the Original iPhone in 2007

Ten years ago today, on January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs introduced iPhone to the world. In a highly anticipated keynote presentation, Jobs famously announced what seemed like three different products: a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet communications device… of course this was soon to be revealed as … Read More

How to Disable Automatic GPU Switching on MacBook Pro

For those MacBook Pro owners with higher end models that include dual video cards (integrated and discrete GPU), you’re likely aware that Mac OS and certain apps will switch between the two graphics cards as is determined necessary. The idea behind this is for apps to use the integrated GPU when attempting to conserve power … Read More

New Apple Commercial Shows Off Portrait Mode for iPhone 7 Plus

Apple is running a new iPhone 7 Plus commercial called “Take Mine”, the advertisement emphasizes the devices Portrait Mode camera feature. In the commercial, a girl is visiting a coastal Mediterranean town, and after taking a picture with Portrait mode on her iPhone she soon becomes the impromptu town photographer, snapping portrait mode pictures of … Read More

Set Up Medical ID for Emergency on Your iPhone

The Health app on iPhone is primarily used to track fitness and activity, and likely much more once the Apple Watch and other sensors connect to the device, but another handy and lesser known feature is called Medical ID. Medical ID can be filled out on your iPhone to show important information about the iPhones … Read More

How to Convert Text to Emoji in Messages on iPhone

Emojifying words and messages is one of the many new fun features of Messages in iOS. With a simple trick, you can choose words to replace them with Emoji icons, converting a generic text message into a colorful message intermixed with Emojis. The Emoji text replacement tool works on iPhone and iPad as long as … Read More

How to Download All Vine Videos from Your Archives on Vine

Did you use Vine? If so you’ll likely want to download all of your Vine videos before they disappear for good. We’ll show you how to download any and all video archive from the Vine service, it’s pretty simple and can be done with any web browser, there’s no need to break out curl or … Read More

Ignoring Built-in Trackpad Input When Using External Mouse with MacBook

The built-in trackpad on MacBook Pro and MacBook functions as the primary input method of the Apple laptops, but if you primarily use an external mouse or external trackpad you may occasionally find the built-in trackpad receives input you’d rather the Mac ignore. With a simple settings adjustment you can do exactly that, ignoring any … Read More