By Anthony Bouchard on May 2, 2016
The App Store is a place where you can find useful apps for your Mac or iOS devices all in one place. You simply search for something you want to download, and with the tap of a button you can empower your device with more capabilities.
Despite how great it is, intermittent internet issues can plague users with slower app downloads than expected, and this means more time spent staring at a progress bar as you anticipate the download to finish.
In this piece, we’ll talk about various reasons why your App Store downloads may not be performing the way you want them to, and some troubleshooting steps to fix the potential problem. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 30, 2016
A developer for the Apple Watch has found a way to emulate the Windows 95 operating system experience on Apple’s flagship wearable accessory.
Albeit nothing more than a concept, it really does show off how powerful the Apple Watch‘s internal hardware really is. This is just one of those things you have to see to believe.
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 27, 2016
Some people like it when music, apps, and other media is automatically downloaded on all of their devices after having been downloaded on another device they own, but for others, this is something that we’d just wish to have turned off.
No matter what side you’re on, we’ll walk you through how you can manage your Automatic Downloads on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad in this tutorial. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 26, 2016
Size mismatch errors are something that seem to plague me every once in a blue moon when I try to install a jailbreak tweak right after an update is released, or after Cydia refreshes its sources.
The issue can occur when Cydia tries to fully refresh its sources at the time of a repository sync, and I’m sure some of you have probably stumbled upon this same error one time or another.
If you ever do get a size mismatch error in Cydia, we’ll be explaining in this short tutorial how you can fix the problem and install the jailbreak tweak you want to download once and for all. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 26, 2016
Mac users can take advantage of Automatic Downloads, which allows your Mac to automatically download apps, movies, music and other media that were downloaded on other Apple devices you own.
Unfortunately, some users may not want this. Some apps and media take up a lot of storage space, and there’s no reason to sop up all of your individual devices’ storage space to keep home to one specific app.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can configure Automatic Downloads on your Mac so you have better control over the content that is downloaded to your machine. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 25, 2016
There come times when you need to know not only what version of OS X that you’re running, but also where you may want to know the actual build number.
This information usually comes mostly in handy when you’re running betas, but sometimes when filing bug reports with Apple, they might ask you to provide them with what version of OS X you are running on your Mac and the build number it shows.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you not only how to find out what version of OS X you’re running, but also where to find the build number of the version of OS X you have installed. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 22, 2016
Occasionally, you will be asked on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad whether or not you want to “Trust This Computer” when you attach it to a computer with a USB connection either to charge or sync.
If you have ever wondered why this pop up appears, and what it means, then you’ve come to the right place. In this piece, we’ll discuss the alert and why it appears so you’ll have a greater understanding of what it aims to do. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 21, 2016
If you’re waiting patiently for WWDC 2016 to see what Apple has in store for iOS and OS X this year, then you’ve probably marked your calendars, or you may even be attending the event in person.
Those of you looking forward to the event can now add a countdown widget to your Mac’s Dashboard that counts down to the day of WWDC 2016.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to get the widget and how to install it. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 19, 2016
Knowing that Apple has been restrictive in the past on what is and what isn’t allowed to pass in the App Store for a Notification Center widget, it can be fun when little gems find their way into the top charts section and you stumble upon them.
While looking through them, I discovered a free endless runner game called Steve – The Jumping Dinosaur, but unlike other endless runners you’ve played before, this game is played inside of a Notification Center widget rather than from the app itself. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 18, 2016
On Monday, Apple has pulled the signing plug on its iOS 9.3 firmware for its lineup of iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads.
As a result, downgrades through iTunes to iOS 9.3 are no longer possible, and there’s no way to upgrade specifically to iOS 9.3 from an earlier firmware.
Instead, users will be directed to install iOS 9.3.1 when restoring or updating their devices through iTunes.
Update: It seems that not all versions of iOS 9.3 have stopped being signed. It appears that iOS 9.3 is not being any longer for newer devices (i.e. iPhone 6s, iPad Air 2), but it is still being signed for older devices (ie. iPhone 5s). Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 18, 2016
Animated GIFs are fun, the only thing is, creating them generally requires a computer and either some fancy GIF-making software, or a website that can convert video files to animated GIFs.
Fortunately, for those of you that spend most of your time mobile, rather than at a computer, the free GiphyCam app from the App Store provides an all-in-one experience for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users.
We’ll talk about GiphyCam in this piece and show you how you can use it to record your own animated GIFs right from your mobile device. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 10, 2016
It’s Sunday again, and that means we’ll be sharing a list of all the jailbreak tweaks that were released in Cydia this week.
Although Cydia isn’t quite as busy as it is when there’s a fresh jailbreak out and about for the latest iOS firmware, Cydia is still kicking with some interesting releases.
In this roundup, we’ll show you our favorite jailbreak tweak releases of the week first, and then we’ll get to showing you the rest. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 7, 2016
It comes up every so often where you may want to convert the file type of an image file stored on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.
For example, screenshots are saved as .png files, while photographs taken with the camera are saved as .jpg files. Because .jpg files are typically smaller in size due to the lesser-quality detail, you could save some storage space by converting screenshots to .jpg rather than storing .png alternatives.
In this review, we’ll walk you through how to convert the file type of an image file on your iPhone with The Image Converter, a useful conversion all for iOS that can be had from the App Store for just $2.99. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 1, 2016
In certain scenarios, your Apple ID may become disabled and you could end up locked out of it. These situations are frustrating, but there are different reasons why an Apple ID may become disabled.
We’ll talk about the various reasons an Apple ID could become disabled and what you can do about it in this piece. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 31, 2016
Every computer, yes even Macs (there, I said it) can slow down over time if you’re not maintaining it properly or if the computer suffers hardware or software issues.
In this post, we’ll walk you through some of the things you can do to troubleshoot why your Mac might be slowing down, and some possible fixes. Hopefully after reading, you’ll have a snappy Mac again in no time! Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 28, 2016
Anyone who uses WhatsApp Messenger who has been looking for a truly free native-style desktop app experience on their Mac has been hard-pressed to find a really good client that didn’t have hidden costs and worked extremely well in the same package.
Fortunately, FreeChat for WhatsApp is an app on the Mac App Store that you can download on your Mac at no cost whatsoever, and it will work exactly how you would expect a WhatsApp Messenger client to work on your Mac without any hidden costs, ads, or caveats Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 25, 2016
The popular MacID app for iOS and OS X has received an update on Friday that adds support for new features in the newly-released watchOS 2.2 and iOS 9.3 firmware.
MacID has been made popular for its ability to unlock Mac computers with Touch ID or from an interactive notification on the wrist of the app’s user by way of their Apple Watch, rather than having to type a pasword to unlock the Mac from a sleep.
Version 1.3.3 of MacID is now available in the App Store for iOS devices and Apple Watches, and version 1.3.3 of MacID for the Mac is available from the developer’s website. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 21, 2016
Although a good portion of Apple’s customers have migrated over to the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones, it’s just too hard for some people to let go of the tried-and-true 4-inch handset because it fits in their hands so well. As a result of the demand, Apple has breathed new life into the 4-inch iPhone with the new iPhone SE that the company unveiled during Monday’s ‘Let us loop you in’ event.
Because the iPhone SE won’t be available for pre-order until Thursday, March 24th, no one actually has one yet. On the other hand, a few publications have already gone hands-on with the device on Apple’s campus post-event, and we’ll share some of the first reputable videos to hit the internet right here in this post. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 21, 2016
Apple announced its new 9.7-inch iPad Pro on Monday at the ‘Let us loop you in’ event, and although the tablet is already gaining a lot of hype for its on-par hardware and lower price from its bigger brother, you’re still probably wondering just how powerful the little brother of the most powerful iPad ever made actually is.
In this post, we’ll share some of the first reputable hands-on videos with Apple’s new tablet to hit the internet since the announcement on Monday. With some insight, you’ll have a clearer understanding of whether or not the smaller iPad Pro is the right one for you. Read More