Tag Archive: User


How to Change a User Home Folder Name in Mac OS

Some advanced Mac users may wish to change a users Home directory folder name. This is a fairly unusual scenario that is typically only necessary for very specific reasons, whether a new user account has been added to a Mac, accounts are being merged, a user is changing their name and adding a new user … Read More

How to Get Notifications from Specific Instagram User Posts

Ever wanted to be alerted to comments and activity on a specific Instagram account or post? Maybe it’s your best friends Instagram, your kids, a brand contest, something posted by a crush, or someone you’re secretly admiring, whatever the reason you can selectively enable notifications for individual Instagram accounts posts rather easily. This is all … Read More

List User Accounts on Mac from Command Line

Mac administrators may find themselves in a situation where they need to display a list of all user accounts on a particular Mac by way of the command line. We’ll review a few methods for advanced individuals to list all accounts, both user and system, on any Mac with any version of Mac OS X … Read More

7 hidden tips and tricks every iOS Mail user should know

No matter how many email apps I try, I just keep coming back to the stock iOS Mail app. While some of the things I’ve come to love about the iPhone’s built-in Mail app are obvious, some are not — such as shortcuts or gestures that make using it even more intuitive. Here are a […]

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7 hidden tips and tricks every iOS Mail user should know

I recently talked about why I keep coming back to the stock iOS Mail app. While some of the things I’ve come to love about the stock Mail app are obvious, some of then are not — such as shortcuts or gestures that make using it even more intuitive. Here are a few of my […]

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Future Siri could switch user profiles based on voice

As Apple rolls out Siri beyond the iPhone and into shared devices like the iPad and, most recently, Apple TV, Cupertino’s engineers have been working on a way of letting its voice activation technology pick up individual users, and offer them customized options based on their past preferences. Published today as the patent “User profiling […]

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Apple bans hundreds of apps that swiped user data

Apple banned over 250 apps from the App Store that were using software to access users’ personal information. These apps managed to get through the App Store approval process with private APIs, which are against the rules. Apple took action shortly after news broke this morning that a security firm discovered these apps. “We’ve identified […]

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This is how Apple will push Apple Music on every iOS user

Developers have been busy combing through the first iOS 9 beta for clues about upcoming Apple services, but in the lastest iOS 8.4 beta that was also seeded to developers earlier this week, the first signs of the Apple Music… Read more ›