Tag Archive: Refresh


How to Change Refresh Rate on Mac Displays

Changing the refresh rate of a display can be needed by some Mac users, particularly if they work with movie files and video editing. Generally speaking, most users should keep their displays set to the default refresh rate for their particular screen, but if you need to adjust refresh rate you’ll find it’s simple to … Read More

How to Disable Background App Refresh on iPhone & iPad

Don’t want iPhone or iPad apps to update or transmit data in the background when not in use? You can turn that feature off easily in iOS. If you’re concerned about iPhone and iPad apps tracking you or transmitting data when they’re not in use, as discussed in a recently popularized Washington Post article, an … Read More

What’s the Mac Equivalent to F5 Refresh Key from Windows?

Mac users who have switched from the Windows platform may be accustomed to hitting the F5 function key to refresh a web browser, web site, or webpage. The F5 key is used as refresh or reload in most Windows web browsers, so when Windows users switch to Mac they might be wondering what the equivalent … Read More

How to Manually Refresh Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

The Touch Bar on MacBook Pro changes dynamically depending on what application is open and what action is going on within Mac OS. Or at least, that’s what’s supposed to happen. Rarely, the Touch Bar stops working, will get stuck and become unresponsive, maybe even display an erroneous button, or show a blank button that … Read More

Apple TV refresh and our picks for worst Apple accessories on The CultCast

This week: looks like the radically improved Apple TV we’ve be waiting for lands in September—we’ll tell you what to expect. Plus: Apple is not going to be your next wireless carrier; more Beats Radio stations are in the works; and don’t miss our picks for the “best of the worst” Apple accessories. Our thanks […][Read More…]

Apple-loving Kanye West could debut next album on Beats Music refresh

Kanye West is reportedly distancing himself from Jay Z’s Tidal music service and set to launch his next album — his seventh solo studio album — on Apple’s refreshed Beats Music service, rumored to arrive at this year’s WWDC in…Read more ›

Force App Store to Refresh in iOS with a Repeat Tap Trick

If you’ve ever waited for an update to appear on the iOS App Store, either for an available app, an app update itself, or for the Top and Featured pages to refresh, you know that sometimes the App Store can sit stale. While you can often trigger an update to show up by changing the … Read More

New Siri refresh is known internally by a geeky Iron Man reference

Apple is now using a revamped, custom Apache Mesos scheduler to power its Siri search enquiries. Given the backronym J.A.R.V.I.S. — apparently standing for Just A Rather Very Intelligent Scheduler — Marvel movie fans will likely recognize the name as a geeky…Read more ›

Yahoo! Weather Update Adds Moon Phase Animation, Pull To Refresh, More

The stunningly gorgeous Yahoo! Weather app that inspired Apple’s own new iOS 7 app for iPhone and iPad has just gotten another update, adding some great features that only enhance the usability and beauty of the app. First of all,…Read more ›    [Read More…]

How To Save Some Battery Life With Background App Refresh [iOS Tips]

Many apps these days are location aware and are able to refresh themselves in the background. It’s how apps like Facebook can refresh that little red icon badge on your home screen without you having to launch the app. All…Read more ›    [Read More…]