By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 2, 2016
If you use Parental Controls on your Mac, it’s possible to see a list of websites visited in Safari or another web browser by any of your controlled users and see the date and time those websites were accessed.
This comes in handy in a number of scenarios, but perhaps the most obvious is when you’re a parent and you want to make sure your kids aren’t doing things they shouldn’t be while online. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 1, 2016
Ditto was released in a server-side Pokémon GO update last week, and while many players have already caught the shape-shifting purple Pokémon, others are still having trouble trying to bag it for their Pokédex collection.
In this piece, we’ll talk about everything you’ll need to know about catching and using Ditto in Pokémon GO. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 30, 2016
Starting with iOS 10, your Maps app can remember where you parked your car. You can configure it to do this automatically, but in circumstances where you don’t have a compatible head unit, this isn’t going to work.
On the other hand, whether you have a compatible head unit or not, you can alternatively use Siri to remember where you parked your car manually. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 29, 2016
Your Apple Watch can be used as a bedside time-telling piece. This function, known as Nightstand Mode, is intended to give your Apple Watch a purpose even when you’re not wearing it by letting you use it to tell the time when it’s charging on a dock.
Nightstand Mode works when the Apple Watch is in landscape orientation, so it doesn’t work with every dock, but in this tutorial, we’ll show you how to turn the feature on. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 29, 2016
It’s been a while since we posted in our Account Deletion series, which deals with terminating accounts on popular services from brands like Apple, Google, PayPal, Netflix, Spotify, Dropbox, Twitter, Viber, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and many others. In this tutorial, you will learn how to close and terminate your personal account on Yahoo along with personal information and settings associated with it.
We’ll also show you how to remove your child’s account as part of your family account, educate you on Yahoo’s data retention policy and lay out any caveats you should be aware of ahead of breaking ties with Yahoo. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 28, 2016
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just turn on your Mac and start using it without having to log into it all the time?
If you live in a household where you don’t need Fort Knox-like security to keep people from getting into your computer, then you can set up your Mac to log in to your account automatically when you turn it on. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 24, 2016
iOS 10 provides a handy feature allowing users to limit the amount of storage space used for keeping songs downloaded on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. On the Mac, things are a little more complicated because iTunes lacks a dedicated interface for adjusting the size of its cache.
As explained in this tutorial, you only need to delete a pair of special folders on your Mac to free up quite a bit of storage space lost to caches that accumulate as you stream tunes with Apple Music. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 23, 2016
Touch ID debuted more than three years ago with the iPhone 5s release in September 2013, which filed filed as Apple’s very first device with fingerprint scanning embedded into the Home button. Of course, it didn’t take long for Touch ID to become an important security technology on iPhones and iPads.
Since October 2016, Touch ID has been available on select Mac models, such as the late-2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. If you use Touch ID on your iPhone, you’ll feel right at home on your Mac.
In this step-by-step tutorial, you’re going to learn how to set up Touch ID and Apple Pay on a Mac, enroll your fingerprints in the system and use Touch ID to quickly unlock your computer, make purchases on websites with Apple Pay and much more. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 23, 2016
Mac users who rely on the Mail app to send and receive emails can easily add a logo image to their email signature.
Doing so can make your email signature look much more professional (or tacky, depending how you look at it), and in this tutorial we’ll show you how it’s done. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 23, 2016
Have you ever ran into a scenario where your Mac displays the incorrect time? It can throw a lot of things out of whack across all of your apps.
Despite all the things that can go wrong when your Mac’s time is incorrect, it can be pretty easy to fix the problem. We’ll walk you through some possible fixes in this piece. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 21, 2016
Home Sharing is a useful feature you can use to stream your iTunes content from your computer’s iTunes library to up to five other computers, Apple TVs, and iOS devices in your household.
While it’s a useful feature, that’s not to say it works all the time. Small glitches or problems with your devices can cause the feature to not work properly, and we’ll be talking about common fixes for Home Sharing problems on your Apple TV and other Apple devices in this piece. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 18, 2016
Depending on how often you access stuff in your Mac’s file system, you might benefit from having a quick shortcut to your Mac’s primary storage disk(s) on your desktop.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can enable the shortcut on your Mac’s desktop painlessly. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 17, 2016
If you’re a Skype user and frequently use the iPhone or iPad app to keep in touch with people, then you could benefit from knowing how to limit cellular data use to prevent your capped data plan from burning through your limits too quickly.
Fortunately, Skype comes with some options you can use configure to fine-tune your data usage whenever you’re not connected to a Wi-Fi network. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 16, 2016
If you take screenshots on your Mac, you may wonder if macOS supports screenshotting the Touch Bar. The default Shift (⇧)-Command (⌘)-3 keyboard shortcut captures a screenshot of everything shown on the display, sans the Touch Bar.
With macOS 10.12.2 beta 3, Apple has implemented a brand new shortcut specifically designed for taking screenshots of the Touch Bar.
Here’s what you need to know about capturing everything that’s shown on the Touch Bar as an image file on your computer. You’ll also learn how to save Touch Bar screenshots to the clipboard for pasting in other apps and how to add screenshot-taking shortcuts as buttons to the Touch Bar itself. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 15, 2016
The Touch Bar is an exciting new feature that comes with the higher end MacBook Pro Apple unveiled last month, but you don’t have to buy a new MacBook Pro to experiment with the Touch Bar resources that come baked into macOS on every Mac.
Last week we showed you a way to simulate the Touch Bar experience with a third-party app that utilizes the resources already in macOS, and now, another app called Touché is bringing a cleaner implementation of the Touch Bar simulator to all Macs. Read More