What to do when your Mac displays the wrong time

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

 

Niantic expands Nearby Pokémon feature as players begin catching Ditto in Pokémon GO

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 22, 2016

Millions of Pokémon GO players are in for a surprise this week as game developer Niantic is making some big server-side changes to the game.

A limited amount of players in certain regions of the world will be able to see Nearby Pokémon, a feature that has been in experimentation in just San Francisco, California for months.

The news of its expansion comes just a day after the announcement of the in-game Thanksgiving double XP event. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: ClearClockView, PullOver, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 20, 2016

As we continue to go on without a public jailbreak for iOS 10, the Cydia store is in the middle of a drought. These trends are typical when we don’t see a new jailbreak for a long period of time, but Apple isn’t making things any easier with their rapid software updates.

Regardless, jailbreak developers haven’t given up just yet. In this roundup, we’ll talk about what’s new in Cydia as of this week. Read More

 

How to use less cellular data in the Skype app

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

 

Try out the new Touch Bar on any Mac with Touché

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

 

How to add more fingerprints to your iPhone or iPad Touch ID sensor

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 15, 2016

With Touch ID, you can unlock your iPhone or iPad with your fingerprint, and you can also use it to authenticate yourself for purchases from the App Store or with Apple Pay.

When you set up your device for the first time, you’ll be asked to register one finger with Touch ID, but afterwards, you can add up to five of your fingers so they can be used with Touch ID too. Read More

 

Force quit not working on your Mac? Try this

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 11, 2016

When an app is dragging its feet on your Mac, you can force quit the app and try opening it again and usually this clears the problem. On the other hand, there can sometimes be circumstances where even trying to force quit an app doesn’t seem to work. Bummer, right?

If you’re having trouble trying to force quit an app on your Mac, we’ve got some ideas you can try to kill that app and re-launch it. Read More

 

How to try out the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar on any Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 9, 2016

If you’re really interested in that new Touch Bar that comes built into the top of the keyboard portion of the higher-end MacBook Pro, but don’t have the dime to drop on an expensive new computer right now, then you’re gonna love this.

A new hack has surfaced on Github that lets you simulate the Touch Bar on any Mac, and it’s fully functional, sans the flashy OLED touch surface. We’ll show you how to get it in this tutorial. Read More

 

How to set a website as your Mac’s screensaver

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 8, 2016

Screen savers for your Mac aren’t limited to what Apple gives you out of the box. You can download a variety of different kinds of animations and fun screensavers that protect your Mac’s display when it sits idle for a long period of time.

But did you know you can also set a web page as your Mac’s screensaver? Indeed. We’ll show you how! 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

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: PickPocket, NtSpeed, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 6, 2016

In what has been one of the slowest weeks for the jailbreak all year, this week has seen very little activity in terms of jailbreak tweak releases.

In this roundup, we’ll talk about what little we did see. We’ll begin by showing you our favorite releases this week and then we’ll talk about the rest. 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

 

Apple releases iOS 10.1.1 with bug fixes for Health data

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 31, 2016

Apple on Monday released iOS 10.1.1, a minor update for all iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads with bug fixes. Read More

 

The different kinds of memory states on your Mac and what they mean

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 31, 2016

I was recently asked about the difference between active, inactive, and wired memory on computers. Many memory measure tools use these terms to describe your memory usage and doesn’t really go into much depth about what they mean.

In this piece, I hope to shed some light on this confusion and explain the differences between these memory states the best I can. Read More

 

Touch Bar on new MacBook Pro will show function keys when using Windows via Bootcamp

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 28, 2016

Apple yesterday unveiled the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, a completely redesigned, thinner machine that shifts away from traditional computer ports in place of Thunderbolt 3 and replaces the function key row of the keyboard with a new versatile Touch Bar that dynamically changes based on the app you’re in.

So that might raise the question: what happens when you boot into Windows on your MacBook Pro with Bootcamp? 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

 

PlayDismiss hides the controls in the iOS video player the moment you tap Play

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 25, 2016

Do you watch a lot of videos on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad? If so, then you should check out a new free jailbreak tweak called PlayDismiss. The tweak aims to improve the experience of playing videos on the platform by reducing clutter as quickly as possible when you play a video. Read More

 

Conquer the sea in easyBoat, an arcade style shooter game for iPhone and iPad

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 24, 2016

EasyBoat is a new arcade-styled action shooter game for iPhone and iPad with a great balance of both fun and challenging game play.

It comes with clear inspiration from the sailing feature in the Zelda Wind Walker game for Nintendo devices, so if you’re familiar with it, you might like this release. Bundled together with fluid graphics and well-executed game mechanics, this is a game for people of all ages. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: OneHanded, ShutterSoundSwitch, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 23, 2016

As the weekend comes to an end, we have another roundup for you all that showcases all the jailbreak tweaks released in Cydia this week.

We will start by showing you all our favorites first, and then we’ll get into the rest of them. Read More

 

ShutterSoundSwitch extends the functionality of screenshots & more in iOS

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 22, 2016

If you take a lot of photos or screenshots on your iPhone, then you might be able to use the extensional features of a new free jailbreak tweak called ShutterSoundSwitch. Read More

 
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