Category Archives: APPS

iOS 12.4 Beta 5 & MacOS 10.14.6 Beta 3 Released for Testing

Apple has released iOS 12.4 beta 5 and macOS Mojave 10.14.6 beta 3 for users who are beta testing the current generation of system software releases. These betas are separate from the ongoing beta programs for iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and MacOS Catalina. The public beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 and public beta of MacOS Catalina became available to downlo

iOS 12.4 Beta 2 Released for Testing

Apple has issued the second beta version of iOS 12.4 to users enrolled in the iPhone and iPad beta testing programs. Both developer beta and public beta builds are available. iOS 12.4 beta 2 is available now via the Software Update mechanism for any eligible iPhone or iPad. It’s not entirely clear what the focus of iOS 12.4 beta is, but pr

How to Protect Against Meltdown & Spectre Security Flaws

Two major security flaws have been found in modern computer processors, potentially impacting nearly all modern computers in the world. All Macs and iOS devices along with most Windows PC and Android devices are potentially susceptible to the critical security flaws, named Meltdown and Spectre. Theoretically, the vulnerabilities could be used to

How to Disable Autocorrect in Microsoft Word for Mac

If you use Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office on Mac you may have noticed that Word has aggressive autocorrect functionality which is separate from the general MacOS autocorrect feature. Essentially this means that Microsoft Word autocorrect will continue even if you disable autocorrect in Mac OS through System Preferences. Autocorrect is often o

How to Update iOS Automatically on iPhone or iPad

If you want to stay on top of the latest iOS system software updates but don’t like bothering with manually installing the software updates, or you routinely fall behind, you might want to consider automating the installation process of iOS software updates. Thanks to a new feature in iOS, you can set an iPhone or iPad to automatically insta

iOS 12.1.3 Update Released for iPhone & iPad, Download Now [IPSW Links]

Apple has released iOS 12.1.3 for iPhone and iPad users. The software update is a fairly minor release, including a handful of bug fixes and security enhancements to the mobile operating system. Additionally, Apple has released MacOS Mojave 10.14.3 and Security Update 2019-001 for High Sierra and Sierra, watchOS 5.1.3 for Apple Watch, tvOS 12.1.2

Beta 1 of iOS 12.4 & macOS 10.14.6 Released for Testing

Apple has released the first beta version of iOS 12.4 and macOS Mojave 10.14.6 to users enrolled in the eligible beta testing programs. The release of iOS 12.4 beta 1 and macOS 10.14.6 beta 1 comes just a day after the wide public release of the iOS 12.3 update for iPhone and iPad users, and macOS 10.14.5 update for Mac users. It’s not yet

How to Use Gmail in Basic HTML Mode

The Gmail web email client is very fancy, but some Gmail users may wish to use the much more simplified Basic HTML mode for Gmail. Basic HTML Gmail strips away the fancy actions, features, and functions as well as JavaScript from the default Gmail web view, turning Gmail.com into a much more simplified webmail experience. The main advantage to us

How to Disable Auto-Correct on iPhone Completely

If you’re fed up with auto-correct on the iPhone erroneously changing words to things you did not intend to type, you can opt to disable the auto-correction feature completely in iOS. Doing away with this feature is not recommended for most users, but choosing to turn off autocorrect can be a reasonable solution for some unique situations wh

How to Disable “Shake to Send Feedback” in Google Maps for iPhone and iPad

Have you ever been using Google Maps on iPhone or iPad and noticed a little pop-up alert message stating “Shake to send feedback – You shook your device! Your feedback suggestions help us improve Google Maps.” with options to report data problems, send feedback, or to dismiss the alert. Sometimes Google Maps users on iPhone or iP

How to Share Your Current Location from Messages on iPhone

If you’ve ever tried to give directions to someone when you aren’t that good at it, or maybe aren’t entirely sure where you are let alone how to get there, you know how frustrating of an experience that can be. Fortunately you can avoid that situation entirely now though thanks to a great location sharing feature on the iPhone, w

MacOS Mojave 10.14.5 Update Available for Download

Apple has released MacOS Mojave 10.14.5 to all Mac users running the Mojave operating system. The macOS 10.14.5 update includes several bug fixes along with AirPlay 2 support for AirPlay 2 compatible smart TVs. Mac users running MacOS High Sierra or Sierra will also find a Security Update available for those prior system software releases. Separa

How to Use Split View Multitasking on iPad

The latest versions of iOS for iPad include a great multitasking feature called Split View, which, much as it sounds, allows users to split the screen on the iPad between two active apps side-by-side. iPad and iPad Pro users can adjust the size of each app panel or have them take up an equal amount of space, enabling users to essentially use two a

How to Show Website Favicons in Safari for Mac

Modern versions of Safari for Mac include favicon (favorite icon) support, offering a visual indicator of webpages in the titlebar and tab bar of the Safari browser. Nearly every other web browser on the Mac (and other operating systems) has had favicon support for quite some time, but this is a relatively new addition to Safari and to show the we

How to Take a Screenshot on iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini

Need to take a screenshot on the iPad? If the iPad has a Home button, like the iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, and the first generation iPad Pro models, then taking a screenshot is extremely simple with a simple button press combination. Press Power Button and Home Button Concurrently to Take iPad Screenshot To snap a screen shot of iPad just hold the

How to Send Your Location on iPhone by Messages the Fast Way with a Phrase

Let’s say you’re in a Messages conversation and you want to quickly send someone your current location from iPhone. In this scenario you might go to the Messages conversations Info / Details section and use the “Share Current Location” feature, but did you know there’s an even faster way to instantly share your curren

How to Check iOS Feature Availability Per Country

Have you ever wanted to know if a particular iOS feature is supported in your country, or perhaps a country you are traveling to with an iPhone or iPad? As you may know, some iPhone and iPad features are limited to specific countries. This can be for varying reasons, perhaps due to initial feature availability, regional restrictions or laws, or t