By Christian Zibreg on Feb 21, 2017
Google’s YouTube app provides many obvious shortcuts and not-so-obvious ones that are hidden from plain sight. For example, you can stop “Up Next” videos from autoplaying or skip forward and back ten seconds to catch something you missed by double-tapping on either side of the video player.
In today’s brief tutorial, you’ll learn how to browse other clips in YouTube’s fullscreen mode without interrupting the currently playing video. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 21, 2017
Whether you’re a parent trying to filter explicit content from the limitless Google searches your child could be searching on the web, or you’re simply trying to figure out why it seems like certain images or web results are being filtered from your Google search queries, chances are Google SafeSearch is the answer.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can toggle Google SafeSearch on or off, depending on whether you need to start filtering explicit search results from your queries or stop doing so when the feature is already enabled. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 16, 2017
If you have vision problems or simply happen to use a very high-resolution monitor, finding your Mac’s mouse pointer among the mess of windows, desktop icons and various user interface controls can be a daunting task. Thankfully, macOS provides a nifty little feature to make the pointer larger temporarily when you quickly move your finger on the trackpad or quickly move the mouse. If you’d like to permanently make the pointer larger so that it’s easier to see, you can do that, too, as explained in this quick tutorial. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 15, 2017
YouTube’s mobile app provides controls allowing you to mark a video or playlist for offline playback. With this feature, you can enjoy your favorite kitten clips, music videos and other YouTube content even when your device is without an Internet connection. In this step-by-step tutorial, we’ll explain how to save videos offline, manage your offline and storage settings, access your downloaded videos and more. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 10, 2017
Like many online services out there, WhatsApp provides two-step verification as an additional layer of security for your account.
An optional measure designed to help strengthen the security of your account, two-step verification requires that you verify your mobile phone number after installing WhatsApp’s mobile app on a new device with a six-digit code that you created using this feature.
Here’s how to enable two-step verification for your WhatsApp account. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 9, 2017
Google’s YouTube app has a handy scrubber for navigating a playing video clip. However, it makes it hard to fast forward or backward a longer video unless you sand down your finger first because the tiny control wasn’t designed for a very short jump.
Here’s a quick shortcut to help you skip forward or backward ten seconds in YouTube for iOS to catch something you missed, no need to interact with the scrubber at all. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 8, 2017
Are you sick and tired of being inundated with email blasts from LinkedIn? Not deriving any real value from building your network and professional relationships on LinkedIn, are we? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Sometimes it’s just easier to break ties with a service that consumes your precious time and makes you less productive.
If you’ve decided to take a break from LinkedIn, follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to close your account with the service, find out what happens with your information after you’ve closed your account, as well as see how you can download a copy of your data and request other personally identifiable information they may have about you. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 6, 2017
Figuring out how much a Mac has been used is essential when buying a pre-owned computer, especially if the seller no longer possesses the original invoice. While macOS’s System Information application provides some insight into the state of the Mac’s battery, that’s not enough.
Thankfully, you can find out when exactly the owner has first completed the initial macOS setup and that can be quite useful in making an informed purchasing decision. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to find out when macOS was last reinstalled on any Mac using a quick Terminal command. Read More