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How to Get & Use iMessage Stickers & Apps in iOS 10

The all new Messages app in iOS 10 is quite busy and full of new features and abilities, and a major new component is the wild world of Message stickers and apps. Stickers are basically little images and icons you can slap all over a message thread, and iMessage apps can be everything from simple … Read More

How to Stop macOS Sierra Automatically Downloading to a Mac

Apple is now automatically downloading macOS Sierra to Macs that are running a prior version of Mac OS X and which are compatible with Sierra. While this may be convenient to some users, not everyone may want to have macOS Sierra show up unexpectedly, or use their bandwidth to download a large file without explicit … Read More

macOS Sierra Slow? Here’s Why & How to Speed Sierra Up

Some Mac users who have updated to macOS Sierra have felt their computer is running slower than it should be. If you have noticed a performance hit after upgrading to macOS Sierra, there is likely a good reason for it, and it’s even more likely to have a simple solution. Read on to learn why … Read More

Beta 2 of iOS 10.1, WatchOS 3.1, tvOS 10.0.1 Released

Apple has released the second beta versions of iOS 10.1, watchOS 3.1, and tvOS 10.0.1. Additionally, the public beta version of the earlier released macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 3 is available. The most notable change comes with the iOS 10.1 beta 2 release, which continues to refine support for the Portrait mode camera feature available … Read More

iOS 10: Finding Music Controls at Control Center

Apple redesigned some fundamental features with iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad, including where the music controls are found in Control Center, slide-to-unlock, and the newly hidden Shuffle and Repeat controls in Music app itself. If you’re new to iOS 10 and thought that Control Center removed the music controls, it’s likely because the new … Read More

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Beta 3 Released by Apple

Apple has released macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 3, the new build arrives as 16B2338c. The beta update is available now from the Mac App Store for those enrolled in the Developer beta testing program, and presumably will launch soon after for macOS Public Beta testers as well. The new build of macOS Sierra likely focuses … Read More

How to Downgrade macOS Sierra & Revert to El Capitan

For the vast majority of Mac users, macOS Sierra is a nice upgrade that goes without a hitch. For a small number of users, macOS Sierra presents a unique variety of problems that are impervious to all troubleshooting attempts, even reinstalling Sierra or a clean install. If you fall into the latter camp, or just … Read More

How to Turn Off Apple Watch

The Apple Watch battery lasts a while, and most users will place the Apple Watch onto the charger or into Night Stand mode if they’re letting it sit for a while, but sometimes you might want to actually turn the Apple Watch off completely. Maybe you’re putting the watch into longterm storage or sending it … Read More

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