How to see websites visited by other users on your Mac with Parental Controls

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

 

Longstanding bug causes iOS devices to crash after playing a maliciously crafted video

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 22, 2016

YouTuber EverythingApplePro has has been sharing a bug in iOS which causes any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to glitch out after playing a malicious video link in Safari. The device will first slow to a crawl before freezing or crashing altogether, requiring a hard reset. This appears to be a longstanding bug because iPhones and other iOS devices running iOS 5 were found to be affected by the glitch.

As noted on Reddit, the top level domains that are currently hosting the glitchy video are vk.com and testtrial.site90.net. Read More

 

How to view animated GIF images on a Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 7, 2016

Have you ever received an animated GIF image from someone before and then had trouble trying to view it on your Mac?

That’s probably because the Preview app, which is the default image viewer on macOS, isn’t built to properly handle animated GIFs. Instead, you’ll have to try another workaround. Read More

 

How to set up an image as your Home page in Safari on Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 3, 2016

Safari, like just about all other web browsers, lets you set a home page to load every time you open the app. Most people think this feature is limited just to only websites, but that’s not the case at all. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to set an image file as your Home page in Safari. Read More

 

How to remove items from your Amazon browsing history

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 3, 2016

If you’re an avid Amazon user like me, then you probably check the site for deals before you buy from other online sources and before driving to your local stores.

Amazon keeps a history of everything you look at on the website, so in this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can hide or remove items from your browsing history. Read More

 

How to view two tabs at the same time in Safari on iPad

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 2, 2016

iOS 10 provides only a few iPad-specific enhancements, among them an incredibly useful feature that Apple buried in the menus which permits you to view two tabs at the same time on your iPad using Split View in Safari.

Side-by-side Split View and Slide Over multitasking modes debuted more than a year ago with the release of iOS 9. As you know, Split View lets you select two apps to run simultaneously on an iPad.

Before iOS 10, however, you couldn’t select two documents within the same app to view them side by side. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to open two webpages in Safari using Split View mode on any supported iPad. Read More

 

How to create email rules via filtering in Gmail

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 1, 2016

Gmail is one of the most powerful third-party email clients by far; even many Apple device users have Gmail accounts.

One of the useful things you can do right from Gmail is create rules via filters, and this lets you do all sorts of things with your email inbox for customizing your experience. We’ll show you how to do that in this tutorial. Read More

 

Why and how to set up a legacy contact on Facebook

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 31, 2016

Unfortunately, people pass away every day, and many of those people are Facebook users. With that in mind, Facebook offers a feature for setting up a trusted friend or family member as a ‘legacy contact’ for your Facebook account should you ever pass away.

So how do you set up a legacy contact on Facebook? That’s what we’ll be talking about in this piece. Read More

 

Browse the web from your Lock screen with LockBrowser

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 28, 2016

Web browsers are invaluable tools, but to get to one on your iPhone or iPad, you first need to unlock your device.

That is, unless you’re using the new LockBrowser jailbreak tweak, which puts a full-blown web browser right on your Lock screen. Read More

 

Adobe pushes another critical security update for Flash Player

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 27, 2016

It’s been a little more than two weeks since Photoshop maker Adobe released a security update for its Flash Player for macOS which fixed a bunch of critical vulnerabilities and now another critical security update for Flash Player got released this morning. According to Adobe, the vulnerabilities in the current version of Flash Player could allow an attacker to take control of Mac, Windows, Linux and Chrome OS machines. Read More

 

How to live stream today’s Apple “hello again” event

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 27, 2016

Apple will be streaming its “Hello Again” keynote event from its home campus in Cupertino, California today.

If you want to tune into the event to see everything Apple brings to the table, then this post will have all the information you’ll need to learn how to stream the event live. Read More

 

How to export Safari bookmarks from your iPhone or iPad to a Mac or PC

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 17, 2016

If you keep certain pages bookmarked in Safari on your iPhone or iPad and want to export those same bookmarks to your Mac or PC, then you’re in luck because there’s a way you can do this without wasting too much of your time.

You don’t need to use Safari as your main web browser on your Mac or PC to do this. We’ll show you how so you can do it on both your Mac computers and your Windows computers. Read More

 

Adobe pushes Flash Player security update fixing critical vulnerabilities

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 12, 2016

Adobe today released a new security-focused update for its Flash Player software in an effort to patch a series of vulnerabilities that could give attackers control of your computer. Although Safari on macOS Sierra disables web plugins like Flash by default, Mac owners who have a standalone Flash Player installed on their system are at risk, even if they’re using Flash Player that’s built into Google’s Chrome browser. Read More

 

MinimalisticUI adds transparency across iOS

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 4, 2016

MinimalisticUI is a new free jailbreak tweak that aims to make the UI throughout iOS a little less noticeable while you peruse through content in various apps.

The tweak can be used to adjust the transparency and more of tab bars and navigation bars so that they appear to ‘fade’ away as you scroll up and down. Read More

 

How to play YouTube and other web videos inline in Safari on iPhone

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 18, 2016

In iOS 10, Safari hasn’t received a major facelift like some other Apple apps have. That’s not saying Safari doesn’t have a few tricks up its sleeve that make browsing the web a more pleasing experience for everyone. One of the little things about iOS 10 that I’m sure many folks will appreciate is the ability for Safari to play videos inline on the iPhone and iPod touch, too.

This feature has been present on iPads for years.

Thankfully, iOS 10 now lets you watch most web videos inline on your iPhone and iPod touch, even while multitasking in Safari. Telling Safari to play a video inside the webpage isn’t as obvious as it could have been, so here’s a little tutorial to get you up to speed. Read More

 

How to close all opened Safari tabs at once on iOS 10

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 13, 2016

There are going to be times when you’re browsing the web on your iPhone or iPad and you will have more than one browsing tab open in Safari, but you’re not going to want to keep all those tabs opened forever.

Up until now, you had to close each tab individually, which proved to be rather time consuming. Rather than tapping on the close button for each and every individual one, iOS 10 has two new actions you can use to close out of all opened tabs at once, and we’ll show you each in this tutorial. Read More

 

SafariFullScreenScrolling gives you a better full screen scrolling experience in Safari

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 11, 2016

Because your iPhone doesn’t have as large and immersive of a display as your computer does, every single last pixel you can squeeze into a website as viewing space can make the web browsing experience better, depending on the circumstance.

A new free jailbreak tweak called SafariFullScreenScrolling cleans up the interface of Safari while you’re scrolling around to give you a much nicer full-screen effect. Read More

 

How to disable Direct Message read receipts on Twitter

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 9, 2016

Twitter has made some new changes to the Direct Message system that lets its users communicate with one another privately. Among those changes is the addition of sending and receiving read receipts.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can disable those read receipts so you’re not letting everyone know when you see their Direct Messages. Read More

 

How to live stream the iPhone 7 event

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 6, 2016

It’s that time of the year again and Apple’s September 7th keynote will be kicking off tomorrow in what is expected to bring the unveiling of the next-generation iPhone and some other exciting surprises.

If you’re ready to tune in and see what Apple has to offer, we’ll be showing you in this piece how you can live-stream the event on various devices. Read More

 

How to delete a contact group from iCloud

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 6, 2016

Contact groups can be useful, but as your list of contacts changes over time, you may outgrow the need for some you already have, or develop a need to make more. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can delete a contact group from iCloud.com.

Spring-cleaning your contact group list helps reduce clutter in the Contacts app and makes it easier to find the contacts you want right when you need them. Read More

 
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