Ken Tenedero

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Apple Mail: How to remove the Favorites Bar

Got an Apple, Mac or iOS tech question? We have the answer. This time we have a reader who doesn't like the Favorites Bar in Apple Mail for Mac and …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Force iPhone to show numerical value for signal strength

You can trade the five dots that indicate your iPhone's signal strength for a number. No jailbreak required.<p>If you are a numbers person, you may like this iPhone hack that replaces the five dots in the upper-left corner of your iPhone that indicate the strength of your cellular signal with a …

Mobile Technology

Material Design: How to use Google's apps on iPhone and iPad

Apple and Google may be rivals, but there's no denying how useful Google's apps can be on iPhone and iPad. There's an iOS app for just about every …

Apps

How to install Windows 10 on a Mac for free

For years, Mac users have been thanking their lucky stars that they never had to deal with Windows 8. OS X has had its fair share of issues, but none …

(2018) How to Change Auto Lock Time on iPhone & iPad (& Fix "iPhone Keeps Locking" Bug)

If your iPhone keeps going to lock screen after showing a black screen and then a spinning wheel—we've got a fix below. At the beginning of this article, we're going to show you how to fix the "iPhone keeps locking" problem many iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 users running iOS 11 are having. If you simply …

IPhone 8

How to set up a new Mac from a Time Machine backup

One of the primary benefits of using Time Machine is that it allows you to restore your backup on a new Mac or a new OS X installation. This makes it …

Make a Speakerphone Call with Siri from iPhone

You certainly know that Siri can make phone calls from the iPhone with voice commands, but with new versions of iOS you have another great option; …

OS X

How To: Use AirDrop With Your Mac or iOS Device

Getting your iOS device or Mac prepared to allow AirDrop basically involves turning on Bluetooth on your device or Mac made in 2012 or after. (Sorry, …

Operating Systems

How To: Squeeze More From Your MacBook’s Battery

Turn off the Eye Candy (Transparency)<p>Eye Candy is pretty, that’s why we like it. But those transparency visual effects on the menus uses more system …

Tech Trends

How To: Wipe Your Personal Information From Your Old iOS Device

Before wiping your iOS device clean, it’s a good idea to back it up one last time. You may have already did this, so you could restore your data to …

Personal Information

How to Delete Old Backups from Time Machine on Mac

If you use Time Machine to backup a Mac to an external drive, you may decide to manually delete old backups that are no longer needed. Yes, Time …

Operating Systems

How to zoom in on a Mac

Need to see some up-close detail on your Mac's screen? Or maybe your eyes aren't what they used to be? Whatever the reason, it sounds like you're in …

Keyboard Shortcuts

How to Find Wi-Fi Network Passwords from Command Line on Mac

Given the complexity of some wi-fi network passwords combined with the general infrequency of entering them and that they’re typically saved on use, …

Operating Systems

How to fix issues connecting to the server during Apple Watch setup

Have you ever received the error message “there was a problem connecting to the server” during the Apple Watch setup process? This error may occur …

Operating Systems

How to create a partition on your Time Machine external hard drive

Time Machine is extremely easy to use, and its flexibility makes it a great solution for keeping your Mac backed up safely. But with external drives …

How to fix a slow, unresponsive and laggy mouse on Mac

Have you experienced a slow and jumpy cursor while using a Magic Mouse or other Bluetooth input device on your Mac? Admittedly, this may not apply to …

How to find your Apple Watch UDID

It’s relatively easy to find your iPhone or iPad’s UDID, because you can do so directly from the summary page in iTunes. But what about the Apple …