Sandy Writtenhouse

With her BS in Information Technology, Sandy worked for many years in the IT industry as a Project Manager, Department Manager, and PMO Lead. She then decided to follow her dream and now writes about technology full-time.

How to add and delete users on your Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi 3

If you set up a Raspberry Pi and want to add another user to it, it’s easier than you might think. You’ll use a simple Terminal command and optionally include a password for the new user.

Here, we’ll show you how to add a user as well as delete one on Raspberry Pi.

How to delete a file on your Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Board Side View

Like any other computer, your Raspberry Pi can fill up with unwanted items. You may have created a file that you no longer need or downloaded a file you no longer want.

If you’re ready to do a bit of cleaning on your Raspberry Pi, we’ll show you how to delete a file.

How to change your Raspberry Pi password

Raspberry Pi Configuration

When you first set up your Raspberry Pi, you’re prompted to change the default password. But maybe you want to change it again down the road. As we all know, you’re supposed to do this regularly for security reasons.

So here, we’ll show you how to change your Raspberry Pi password. You can update your password using two methods, the Raspberry Pi Configuration interface or a Terminal command.

Getting started with the Raspberry Pi OS desktop

Raspberry Pi OS Desktop on Monitor

If you’ve recently purchased a Raspberry Pi and are interested in using it as a computer running Raspberry Pi OS (formerly called Raspbian), then you’ll need to get used to the desktop.

While the basic view of your desktop is pretty simple, you might wonder where to find things or what it is that you’re seeing.

Here, we’ll run down what you can find on your desktop with Raspberry Pi OS and where to look for things you’ll need.

Beginner’s guide to setting up your Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Board Side View

If you recently purchased your first Raspberry Pi and are ready to get started, we’re here to help!

Depending on the Raspberry Pi you bought, the steps for setup can vary which includes using a kit. For instance, you may have simply purchased a board without any extras or you might have bought a kit with heat sinks and a cooling fan. So, feel free to skip any steps in our tutorial that don’t apply.

How to decide which Raspberry Pi to buy

Raspberry Pi 3

So, you want to buy a Raspberry Pi? Unless you’ve purchased one before, you’re probably not sure where to start. As a beginner, it’s like many other things. You need to consider what you plan to do with it to determine the type of Pi you should buy.

If you’ve researched Raspberry Pi enough to know you want one, then you already know that they’re affordable and that there are several different types of boards. This is where iDownloadBlog is stepping up to help!

We are beginning a new series of tutorials at iDB centered around Raspberry Pi. We’ll start here, with how to decide which one is right for you. Then we’ll move onto setting it up, the kinds of projects you can do from practical to fun, and much more.

If you’re ready to begin this journey with iDB, then let’s go!

The best iPhone battery level widgets that show percent remaining

Battery widgets on iPhone Home Screen

If you like to keep a close eye on your iPhone’s battery level, then you probably miss seeing the actual percentage of charge remaining that came on older iPhones. This means you probably open the Control Center to find that exact percentage throughout the day.

For those of you like me who prefer to view the percent of battery remaining all the time, check out these iPhone Home Screen widgets. These allow you to get the amount of battery left before you need a charge by showing you that percentage you so desire.

How to print certain events or events in a time range in Calendar on Mac

Print Day Events in Calendar on Mac

You can use the Calendar app for more than business meetings or doctor’s appointments. You might use it to set up a vacation itinerary, class schedule, or conference agenda. And with this, you can easily print the exact events you need and use a date or time range.

What’s nice about the print options for Calendar on Mac is the flexibility. Print a certain view or a list, choose which even types to include, and select the timeframe. For those occasions when you want a physical schedule of events in your hand, here’s how to print specific items and by time in the Calendar app.

New to iPhone? How to disable Control Center while using apps

iPhone Control Center

Has the Control Center on your iPhone ever gotten in the way? If you’re playing a game or using an app where you have to tap or swipe on the top right, then you know what I mean. Sometimes you open the Control Center by mistake. And if you’re a new iPhone user, this can be especially aggravating.

While the iPhone Control Center is a handy tool, you don’t always need it “right there”. But luckily there’s one small setting that can keep it where it belongs while you’re using your apps. This means, no more accidental Control Center invasions during your game or app time.

Here’s how to turn off your iPhone Control Center when you’re using apps.

How to enable VoiceOver on the Mac login screen

Check the Box for VoiceOver

We’ve shown you many ways to use VoiceOver on your Mac. From the basics of turning VoiceOver off and on to in-depth uses like navigating your desktop, Dock, and Mission Control with it. But there is one thing that VoiceOver users may want to know right from the start and that’s how to use it on the login screen.

You can manually turn VoiceOver on from your login screen. But you can also have it ready to go every time you sign in on your Mac.

How to delete an Instagram story

Delete an Instagram Story on iPhone

You know that any story you create on Instagram is only visible for 24 hours. After that, it disappears from your profile. If you have the setting enabled, those stories can be moved to your Stories Archive so you can revisit and reshare them again or delete them for good. But if you want to remove an Instagram story before the time is up, you can certainly do that too.

Here, we’ll show you how to delete an active, archived, and promoted Instagram story.