Category Archives: ACCESSORIES

iOS 12.4.4 Update for iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, Older iPads, Released

Apple has released iOS 12.4.4 for users of some older iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch hardware that are not eligible for the latest iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 release. The update includes security updates and is therefore recommended for all users who are running a compatible device. The release coincides with the availability of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 1

How to Use QuickPath Swipe Keyboard on iPhone & iPad with iOS 13

One of the best features of iOS 13 is the new QuickPath keyboard on iPhone and iPad. It makes it easier to type one-handed by swiping your thumb across the keyboard, rather than hunting and pecking at individual keys. Here we will demonstrate how to use QuickPath swiping keyboard, and also how to turn the feature on (or off) for iPhone or iPad. U

How to Use Sidecar on Mac with iPad as a Second Display

Sidecar allows an iPad to be used as a secondary external display with a Mac. This great feature was brought to Mac with macOS Catalina, and it makes it possible to extend a Mac Desktop onto a compatible iPad, giving you a second monitor without actually needing a second monitor. Using Sidecar can be of particular benefit to anyone who spends the

iOS 13.3 & iPadOS 13.3 Update Released for iPhone & iPad

Apple has released iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 for iPhone and iPad. The new update includes bug fixes and enhancements, and also includes several new features in the new software update, including the ability to set communication limits through Screen Time. The full release notes accompanying the downloads of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 are included fu

MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 Update Released for Mac, & Security Updates for Older MacOS

Apple has released MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 to Mac users running the Catalina operating system. The second point release update includes bug fixes, security enhancements, and some minor new features and adjustments, and is therefor recommended to install for any Mac users actively running MacOS Catalina. Mac users running older macOS releases will f

How to Use AirPods as Hearing Aids

Did you know AirPods can be used as hearing aids of sorts? Thanks to a handy and little-known accessibility feature called “Live Listen”, you can use AirPods as hearing aids to boost the audio volume of sounds around you. Apple’s AirPods have become the best selling wireless headphones worldwide in no time, they’re wildly p

How to Connect a Playstation 4 Controller to Apple TV

The PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller can be paired with an Apple TV rather easily. This is a great option for Apple TV and PS4 owners, and if you have been playing games on Apple TV or playing through Apple Arcade and have wished to use a traditional video game controller to game with, this may be one option to achieve that. You will need a P

How to Force Restart a MacBook Air (2018/2019)

Wondering how to force restart a new MacBook Air 2019 or 2018 model? As you may have noticed there is no obvious power button like there used to be on old Macs, so the old approach to force restarting a Mac seems like it doesn’t apply to the newer MacBook Air 2019 and 2018 models. Not to worry though, if you have a frozen MacBook Air and ne

Beta 4 of MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 Released for Testing

Apple has released the fourth beta version of MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 for Mac users involved in the beta testing programs. MacOS 10.15.2 Catalina presumably focuses on bug fixes and improvements to the latest Mac operating system, perhaps addressing some of the issues and problems with Catalina that have been reported by some users. There does not

How to Search Email on iPhone and iPad Mail

Did you know the Mail app for iOS has a Search feature? Indeed the iPhone and iPad Mail apps have a search capability, but it’s not visible by default and instead the functionality is hidden behind a gesture, and thus many users don’t even know a find feature exists for emails on their iOS devices. If you ever need to search for an em

How to Recover Deleted Emails in Mail for iPhone & iPad

Have you ever accidentally deleted an email within the stock mail app on your iPhone or iPad? Most of us have been there at some point. There’s even a good chance that if you’re reading this, you’re panicked because you couldn’t immediately figure out how to recover an email you either accidentally deleted, or intentionally

Beta 4 of iOS 13.3 & iPadOS 13.3 Released for Testing Purposes

Apple has seeded the fourth beta version of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 to those iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users who are enrolled in the beta system software testing programs. Usually a developer beta version becomes available first and is soon followed by a public beta release of the same build. Users that are enrolled in the beta software testi

3D Touch Not Working on iPhone? How to Fix & Troubleshoot 3D Touch

3D Touch is a feature of some newer iPhone screens that allows the display to detect physical pressure, and then respond with a software action. For example, you can 3D Touch on some app icons and add widgets to the Today Widget screen that way. Or you can 3D Touch to print PDF, or use 3D Touch as a trackpad of sorts on iPhone with a neat keyboard

How to Use Camera Filters on iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Pro

Camera filters can offer a fun way to quickly enhance the appearance of a photo, and Apple’s newest iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max arguably pack the best cameras in any smartphone at the moment. With powerful video recording capabilities and advanced features like Deep Fusion computational photography, it’s hard to beat

This Unexpected Tip to Extend Battery Life on iPhone Actually Works… Really!

Yea yea yea, the “one weird tip” is the cheesiest headline title type of all time, right? But really, are you looking for a fascinating way to make an iPhone battery last a bit longer? You might be digging around in the devices display settings then. If you have an iPhone with an OLED screen, you may have a new reason to enable Dark M

How to Disable Auto-Brightness in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Auto-brightness automatically adjusts the display brightness of an iPhone or iPad depending on surrounding ambient lighting conditions. Some users love this feature and some users don’t, and there are Settings options to both enable and disable auto-brightness on iPhone or iPad. If you want to change or turn off auto-brightness on iPhone or

How to Play & View SWF Files on Mac

Occasionally some Mac users may come across an SWF file that must be opened or accessed. If you have a SWF file that you need to view, play, or open on a Mac, you can do so with a variety of freely available tools. SWF is the file format for Adobe Flash files, and you may encounter SWF files in various different situations, typically for web rela