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How to Enable or Disable Apple Pay Lock Screen Access Shortcut on iPhone

iPhone owners who have set up Apple Pay on their devices can use an optional shortcut to access the feature from the locked screen. Assuming the lock screen access feature is enabled with Apple Pay, all you need to do is double-press the Home button on the locked Apple Screen to bring up Apple Pay … Read More

Fix iOS Stuck on “Verifying Update”

Many users who are installing iOS updates (whether beta or final versions) encounter an issue where a spinning pop-up indicator message saying “Verifying update…” appears stuck on screen. This is a fairly common issue that is somewhat annoying because while the iOS update is verifying, the entire iPhone or iPad is unusable. Fortunately, fixing a … Read More

How to Turn Off “Hey Siri” on iPhone and iPad

The “Hey Siri” voice activated control feature on modern iOS devices is a great feature that many people find tremendous use with, but not everyone enjoys it. Some users may wish to disable “Hey Siri” on iPhone or iPad, which will prevent the voice activated ability from listening for the appropriate commands, but turning off … Read More

Beta 4 of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS 10 & watchOS 3 Download Available

Apple has released the fourth developer beta versions of iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, and macOS Sierra 10.12. While the initial beta 4 builds are for the developer previews, accompanying public beta versions are likely due for release soon behind. It is worth noting the public beta versioning is one release off and behind … Read More

Jump Between Spotlight Search Result Categories in Mac OS X

Spotlight on the Mac will search through many different file types and folders to help you find what you’re looking for, but if Spotlight finds multiple matches across different categories, you’ll see the search results returned under each respective category listing. While many Mac users will use the cursor to click the result they want, … Read More

Fix iPhone Not Sending Picture Messages by Troubleshooting MMS & iMessage

Many iPhone users will send and receive picture messages through the Messages app, which arrive as iMessage if the recipient and sender is an iPhone user, or as MMS if the person is an Android or Windows phone user. Typically picture messages send without any issue, but if you are experiencing a problem where iPhone … Read More

Adjust Whether a Mac Restarts Automatically on System Freeze

Modern Macs with new versions of Mac OS (or Mac OS X) default to automatically reboot themselves upon a system freeze. This is a troubleshooting feature that aims to prevent average users from having to initiate a forced restart, since the Mac would simply restart itself if a system freeze were to occur. While most … Read More

Fixing a Broken EFI Partition on Mac

Though it is an unusual occurrence, a Mac may encounter a broken or damaged EFI partition which typically prevents the Mac from booting and the Mac OS system software from loading. This is usually demonstrated as a boot screen that is stuck on the  Apple logo, sometimes with or without a wait cursor that … Read More

Fixing the “Aw Snap” Page Crash Error in Chrome

For Google Chrome users, sometimes a webpage may crash with an “Aw, Snap!” error message. This error message frequently prevents a web page from loading at all, and it can certainly disrupt a web browsing session by the page crashing. The “Aw Snap” error message in Chrome happens for a variety of reasons, but rather … Read More