Launching apps in low resolution mode on Retina display Macs

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 24, 2016

When it comes to most modern Macs, they come equipped with ultra high-resolution displays known as Retina displays.

These displays are the same size as standard displays, but come with much denser pixel-per-inch (PPI) specifications than your average display.

In this tutorial, we’ll be showing you how you can launch apps on your Retina display Mac in normal resolution, rather than in its higher Retina display resolution form. Read More

 

Tip: customizing the toolbar of your Mac’s Mail app

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 23, 2016

Your Mac’s Mail app is a powerful email client, and for many, the default app configuration in plenty for getting day-to-day email tasks done.

But for those who demand more power and functionality, it’s a great idea to customize the toolbar at the top of the Mail app so you have quick and easy access to the functions you use the most.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to customize the toolbar at the top of your Mac’s Mail app so you can get more out of it. Read More

 

Emulate the CarPlay experience on your iPhone or iPad with CarPlay iOS 2.0

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 22, 2016

Two years ago, we showed you a jailbreak tweak called CarPlay iOS, which allowed you to emulate the CarPlay head unit user interface directly on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad.

Although the tweak was limited due the nature of the features that come bundled in the CarPlay interface, the developer has been working on a treat for those who liked playing with the original tweak; CarPlay iOS 2.0 is now available in Cydia. Read More

 

How to use your iPhone as a remote for the Keynote app on your Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 17, 2016

One of the nice luxury features that Apple includes with its premium Keynote presentation software is the ability to use the mobile app on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad as a remote for giving presentations from Keynote on your Mac.

It’s a great tool for educators and students to use in the classroom, but such abilities also work great in various work environments unrelated to educational institutions, such as business meetings at work.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use Apple’s mobile Keynote app as a remote for controlling a presentation from Keynote on your Mac. Read More

 

How to remove sound from a video file with iMovie on Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 16, 2016

If you’ve ever wanted to remove all sound from a video file, you will be happy to hear that Apple’s iMovie app for the Mac is 100% capable of doing just that, and it’s done in just a few simple steps.

That’s right; paying 300 bucks for Final Cut Pro X isn’t a necessary step to do this, and in this tutorial, we’re going to show you how it’s done. Read More

 

iOS 10 tidbit: 3D Touch the flashlight toggle to choose an intensity

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 15, 2016

Apple originally introduced Control Center in iOS 7, which was their way of answering both the competition on multiple Android platforms and the jailbreak community in one fell swoop.

With iOS 10, which Apple announced at the WWDC 2016 Keynote this week, Apple has shown off some obvious changes to Control Center, including a modular paged navigation design and different color tones and styles.

Of course, aesthetic wasn’t the only change. Apple also made the flashlight toggle button from Control Center a whole lot more useful as well. Read More

 

How to add a new printer to your Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 15, 2016

When it comes to using your Mac for day-to-day activities, you may want to set up a printer with it so you can print documents, shipping labels, photos, and other important pieces of information.

In OS X, Apple has made it really easy to add a new printer to your Mac. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can add a new printer to your Mac whether it’s wired or wireless. Read More

 

Stop Image Capture from launching when you connect your iPhone to your Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 15, 2016

Depending on your default application settings on your Mac, certain apps may open when you connect certain external devices to your computer. Among those could be Apple’s Image Capture app, which is a media-importing app that comes with your stock installation of OS X.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to disable Image Capture from launching every time you connect your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to your Mac. Read More

 

Auto Unlock will let you get into your Mac without typing a password

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 13, 2016

Apple announced a major new feature for its upcoming macOS Sierra operating system for Macs on Monday at WWDC 2016, which will let you get into your Mac easier than you ever have before.

Dubbed Auto Unlock, it’s an extension of the Continuity feature between your mobile devices and your Mac. Read More

 

SnapOldStory reverts your Snapchat apps’ Stories page to the older design

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 12, 2016

Not long ago, Snapchat released an app update for iOS that changed the way users interact with the Stories section of their app.

Not all users were happy with the changes, and so, an iOS developer in the jailbreak community made a new tweak called SnapOldStory that lets you revert back to the old Stories page style. Read More

 

Apple stops signing iOS 9.3.1, downgrades no longer possible

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 10, 2016

Apple has officially pulled the plug for signing iOS 9.3.1 on Friday.

The change means iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users can no longer downgrade to iOS 9.3.1 via iTunes and will now be forced to install iOS 9.3.2 upon any attempts to restore their devices. Read More

 

How to fix boot loop on a jailbroken iPhone or iPad with ‘No Substrate Mode’

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 9, 2016

What happens when a jailbreak tweak bugs out on your device and ends up in a boot loop? Do you try to reboot the device to no avail? Do you take to the internet to ask how to fix it?

How about this: try booting into a form of booting up that Saurik calls ‘No Substrate Mode,’ then uninstall the faulty tweak.

In this piece, we’ll talk about how you can use No Substrate Mode, an under-used feature of jailbroken iPhone or iPad that can truly save you from losing your precious jailbreak when you’re unable to turn on your device. Read More

 

Generating PDF files from your Mac’s printing menu

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 9, 2016

Lots of times you may want to print something, only to find that you have no printer ink or that you aren’t near a printer. Your Mac comes with a useful function in OS X‘s printing menu that lets you save anything you want to print as a PDF file to print or share later. We’ll show you how you can make a PDF out of anything you intend to print in this tutorial. Read More

 

How to access your Mac remotely from your iPhone or iPad with Screens VNC

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 7, 2016

There is a ton of VNC software options out there, but Screens by Edovia has by far been my favorite for a number of years because it looks and feels like software Apple could have created themselves.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how you can use the Screens app from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, in combination with Edovia’s free Screens Connect software for Mac, to access your Mac remotely. Read More

 

Math students: how to use your Mac as a graphing calculator

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 7, 2016

Although your Mac comes with a Calculator app, you will find that it only supports basic, scientific, and programmer modes.

Unfortunately for those who are in advanced math courses in school, be it grade school or college, or for those that just need a hand in tutoring their children, the Calculator app doesn’t come with graphing functionality and it leaves you to fend for yourself.

A little known feature of your Mac, directly out of the box, is that it does have graphing functionality built into its default software, and in this tutorial, we’ll show you how to unleash it. Read More

 

Apple releases iTunes 12.4.1 with bug fixes and improvements

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 2, 2016

Apple released a software update for iTunes on Thursday that has been made available via the Mac App Store. The update comes with some minor improvements to the software.

Bringing the software up to version 12.4.1, this update is mostly a bug fix release and is recommended for everyone who uses iTunes. Read More

 

Tip: customize the Safari toolbar on your Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 2, 2016

Last week, we showed you how you could customize the toolbar on your Mac’s Finder window to better suit your needs, but there are other apps throughout the OS X operating system that come with toolbar-editing capabilities as well.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can customize the toolbar in the Safari web browser to make your web surfing experience the best it can be for your specific needs. Read More

 

6 ways to quit an app on your Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 1, 2016

When it comes to OS X, closing apps is a little different than on Windows machines. Rather than closing the window, you have to actually quit the app, otherwise is stays running on your Mac even though the window has been closed.

Most Mac users are aware of how to quit an app on their Mac, but in this piece, we’ll be sharing six ways you can quit apps on your Mac so you can experiment with various app-quitting methods. Read More

 

Clean up time: how to remove your account name from your Mac Menu Bar

By Anthony Bouchard on May 31, 2016

Any time you set up a new Mac, or make a new user account, OS X will automatically display your account name in the Menu Bar so you know what account you’re logged into.

But for some people, you probably already know what account you’re logged into because you only have one account, or perhaps that text is just cluttering up your Menu Bar and you want it gone.

No matter what the scenario may be, there’s an easy way to remove your OS X account name from the Menu Bar and we’ll show you how it’s done in this simple tutorial. Read More

 
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