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How to Hide MacOS Sierra Update Banner from the Mac App Store

Don’t want to update to macOS Sierra quite yet? You’ve likely noticed when you open the Mac App Store and visit the Updates tab, if you’re on a Sierra compatible Mac you will see a very large MacOS Sierra update banner, soliciting you to update and install the latest Mac system software update. It’s impossible … Read More

Temporarily Disable Hey Siri on iPhone with a Simple Trick

The Hey Siri feature is undeniably useful, allowing you to engage with the iPhone from just about anywhere by voice commands, but sometimes you definitely don’t want Hey Siri to activate (let alone start talking out of the blue or answering questions at a White House press conference). A simple solution is available with the … Read More

Beta 3 of MacOS Sierra 10.12.2, iOS 10.2, tvOS 10.1 Released

Apple has released the third beta versions of MacOS Sierra 10.12.2, iOS 10.2, and tvOS 10.1. The new betas of system software include enhancements like a variety of new Emoji icons, and iOS 10.2 will include more visibly obvious Shuffle and Repeat buttons in the Music app. Other subtle features and refinements are to be … Read More

Test the New Touch Bar on Any Mac with TouchBarDemo

The all new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has been announced though it is not shipping quite yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t test out the new TouchBar functionality on an existing Mac, even without the official hardware Touch Bar across the top of the keyboard. Thanks to a third party app, you can … Read More

View Status of App Store Downloads from Mac Launchpad & Dock

Ever wondered what the status is of a large app download coming from the Mac App Store, but you don’t want to check the progress through the Mac App Store itself? Just refer to Launchpad in the Dock of Mac OS X instead, you don’t even need to have the App Store open to see … Read More

How to Block Unknown Callers & “No Caller ID” on iPhone

Now that we can block callers on the iPhone by selecting a specific number or contact, wouldn’t it be nice to go further and stop all “Unknown” callers and “No Caller ID” calls from coming to the iPhone too? Typically the “Unknown”, “No Caller ID”, and “Blocked” callers are telemarketers, robocalls, and other annoying types, … Read More

How to Remove Safari Extensions on Mac

Safari for Mac allows for optional third party browser extensions to be installed, performing functions like social sharing, note taking, interface with apps like 1password, amongst others. Sometimes Safari extensions can be useful, but sometimes they are no longer needed, or they can be problematic and cause freezes or trouble with Safari or for the … Read More

MacOS Sierra 10.12.2 Beta 2 Released

Apple has released the second beta version of MacOS Sierra 10.12.2 for users enrolled in the beta testing programs. The latest macOS Sierra build focuses on bug fixes and improvements to the operating system, presumably addressing some of the continued problems experienced by some users with MacOS Sierra. Additionally, the latest beta update includes new … Read More

How to Batch Change File Extensions in Mac OS

Have you ever wanted to change a group of files file extensions in Mac OS? For example, lets say you wanted to change a bunch files with a .htm extension to .html, or a group of files from extension tie .JPEG to .PNG. We’ll show you how to easily batch change a group of file … Read More