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How to Use Zoom Virtual Backgrounds on iPhone & iPad

Zoom is a popular video conferencing solution that allows people to participate in remote meetings, online classes, or even just social events. One of the fun ways it stands out from the rest of the video chat competition is by letting users change their backgrounds while they’re in a video call. The virtual background feature … Read More

Beta 4 of iOS 13.5 & iPadOS 13.5 Released for Testing

Apple has released the fourth beta versions of iOS 13.5 and ipadOS 13.5. Additionally, Apple also released the fourth beta builds for watchOS 6.2.5 and tvOS 13.4.5. As of writing, macOS Catalina 10.5.5 beta 4 is not yet available for testing, but presumably will arrive soon as well. iOS 13.5 beta 4 and ipadOS 13.5 … Read More

Beta 3 iOS 13.3.1 & iPadOS 13.3.1 Released for Testing

Apple has released the third beta versions of iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 for users in the beta testing programs for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Separately, Apple also released new betas for Apple Watch and Apple TV as watchOS 6.1.2 beta 3 and tvOS 13.3 beta 3. Currently there is no new accompanying MacOS … Read More

Get a Christmas Tree & Blinking Lights on the Mac Desktop with TreetopLights

Want to decorate your Mac for Christmas and the holidays? How about putting some blinking Christmas lights and a tree on your Mac desktop? If you’re feeling festive then you’re in luck, because the classic Mac app TreetopLights still works on many Macs (as long as they have 32-bit apps support anyway, sorry Catalina). Get … Read More

How to Add Text to Photos on iPhone & iPad with Markup

Did you know that you can annotate photos on your iPhone and iPad? Thanks to the built-in Markup feature in iOS, you don’t even need to install a third-party application like Annotable or Skitch from the App Store. This tool can come in handy when you have to annotate your screenshots, sign documents or add … Read More

How to Lock Screen Orientation on iPhone & iPad with iOS 13 / iPadOS 13

The iPhone and iPad automatically switch the orientation from Portrait to Landscape upon rotating the device. This could be frustrating at times when you’re not in an upright position, as the screen switches orientation even if the device is just slightly tilted. And since we don’t always use our iPhone and iPad in an upright … Read More

How to Toggle Dark Mode from Control Center on iPhone & iPad

How to See Battery of Game Controllers on iPad & iPhone

If you have connected an Xbox controller or PS4 controller to an iPhone or iPad, you may be wondering if it’s possible to see what the battery life is of those connected game controllers. It turns out that much the same way you can check the battery life of Apple Pencil or AirPods, you can … Read More

iOS 13 Slow? Tips to Speed Up iPhone & iPad with iPadOS & iOS 13

For most users, installing iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 will speed up their devices by quite a bit, but for some they may feel that installing iPadOS and iOS 13 has made their iPhone and iPad feel slower. If you recently updated to a new iOS 13.x or iPadOS 13.x.x release and now feel your … Read More

How to Enable Startup Boot Sound Chime on Newer Macs

Want to re-enable the startup boot chime sound effect on a new Mac? You can do that with a command line string entered into the Macs Terminal. As you may know, new Macs default to not making a startup boot chime sound effect, this is in contrast to every prior Mac model which included a … Read More