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How to Mute an Entire Web Site in Chrome

The Chrome web browser now allows you to mute any website completely. This is great if you often visit a website that frequently has auto-playing videos or auto-play audio that you’re constantly having to mute, or find and pause – a fairly common situation with many news and sports websites – since you can mute … Read More

MacBook Can’t Use Mouse & Trackpad at the Same Time? Here’s the Fix

Some Mac users may find that if they connect an external mouse or trackpad to their MacBook or MacBook Pro, the internal built-in trackpad then no longer works. This may appear like a bug, and some users may think it’s a hardware problem, but the good news is that the inability to use both a … Read More

How to Create an AutoResponder in Mail for Mac

Have you ever wanted to setup an auto-responder eMail message in the Mac Mail app? Autoresponders allow you to set an “out of office” auto-reply that gets sent automatically as a reply to any inbound email to the Mac Mail app. This is great solution for situations where you’re out of the office, away from … Read More

How to Change the Key Photo of Live Photos on iPhone and iPad

Live Photos are the fun animated images captured by modern iPhone and iPad cameras. Essentially each Live Photo is a still image attached to a short movie clip, and much like movie clips there is a key image that can be set to represent the picture as a thumbnail. Changing that key photo can be … Read More

How to Convert Animoji to GIF on iPhone with Workflow

If you’ve been using and creating Animoji on iPhone and sharing them with other people, you may have noticed that Animoji are saved and shared as video files in the .mov file format. But Animated GIF files are exceptionally popular, as they loop endlessly on any device or operating system they are received on, and … Read More

iOS 11.3 Beta 6 Released for Testing

Apple has released the 6th beta version of iOS 11.3 for users participating in the iOS beta testing program. The new beta build presumably focuses on continued bug fixes and refinements to the beta software for iPhone and iPad, marching the system software closer to the inevitable public release. Users enrolled in the iOS beta … Read More

How to Enter DFU Mode on iPhone X, iPhone 8, & iPhone 8 Plus

Rarely, iPhone users need to enter DFU mode to initiate a low-level device restore with the help of a computer and iTunes. Entering DFU mode on iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus is different than getting into DFU mode on earlier iPhone models, so if you’re an owner of one of these devices … Read More

How to Remove Widgets from Today Screen of iPhone or iPad

The “Today” screen of iOS contains many widgets for things like weather, news and tabloid headlines, calendar, maps, suggested apps, stocks, amongst others. This “Today” screen is available on the left-most screen and is accessible from the lock screen or Home screen of an iPhone or iPad by swiping to the right (unless you disabled … Read More

How to Write Image Files to SD Card with dd from Command Line of Mac or Linux

Need to write an image file to an SD card? The command line ‘dd’ tool can do that for you, writing a disk image .img file to an SD card with minimal effort. A nice perk to using ‘dd’ for writing image files to an SD card is that it works for Mac OS as … Read More

How to Install Homebrew on Mac

Advanced Mac users may appreciate using the Homebrew package manager, which greatly simplifies the process of installing command line software and tools on a Mac. For example, if you want to easily install favorite command line tools on a Mac like cask, htop, wget, nmap, tree, irssi, links, colordiff, or virtually any other familiar unix … Read More