iOS 11: What ever you do, don’t trust turning off WiFi and Bluetooth via Command Center

Last week it was discovered that using the new Command Center in iOS 11 to turn off Bluetooth and WiFi doesn’t really give the desired result.  While it does disconnect from these services, it does not actually turn the features off, and could cause problems along the way. Here’s how to really shut them off: Bluetooth: Select Settings. Select the Bluetooth option. On the right side, slide the button (where it says Bluetooth) to OFF. That’s it. WiFi: Go into Settings. Select the WiFi option. On the right side, slide the button (where it says WiFi) to OFF. That’s it. After doing the above, both options should now Click Here to Read more

How to Force Reboot the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

For those who have purchased an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, Apple has changed the way users reboot the device. Up until now, users would hold the HOME and the POWER button at the same time and wait for the Apple Logo to show up.  Now, users need to do the below: Press and then release the VOLUME UP button. Press and then release the VOLUME DOWN button. Press and then HOLD the power button until you see the Apple () logo. It’s not known if the iPhone X will follow suit, but you can be sure we’ll find out and print it here 🙂

Having trouble getting to the iOS 11 Command Center? Try this!

The Command Center in iOS 11 is a great addition.  But some iPhone cases makes it harder for a user to swipe up from the bottom to activate it.  Fortunately, Apple has made it easier for users to get to this and other most used commands.  Here’s how to activate it:   Go into SETTINGS > GENERAL > ACCESSIBILITY. Scroll down until you see the AssistiveTouch option. Flip the AssistiveTouch option ON. You’ll see a gray square with a white circle appear on the right side of the screen. By tapping it, you’ll see another menu pop-out. Tap Control Center. The Control Center will come Click Here to Read more

How to download and install MacOS High Sierra

Today is the day when Apple releases its newest operating system, MacOS High Sierra.  With over 200 new features and enhancements, this upgrade will be worth the wait. While obvious for most, some newer Mac users may not know how to download, install, and upgrade their computers. If you want to see what’s new, just go to the MacOS High Sierra official web page at https://www.apple.com/macos/high-sierra/ Just follow the below step by step, and you’ll be running MacOS High Sierra in no time. Login to the administrator’s account on your Mac as normal. You have to login to the Mac App Click Here to Read more

Here’s how to manage iOS apps without iTunes

Incase you didn’t notice, the latest version of iTunes does not include the iOS app store.  While not a big deal for some, others may be concerned on how to manage their iOS apps without iTunes. If you ever need to re-downloaded and/or manage your apps, you can now do it within the App Store Purchase Section in the iOS App Store on an iOS device. Here’s How: Activate your iOS device as normal. Go into the App Store. Go to “Updates” and then “Purchased” on an iPhone or iPod Touch. You can now manage or download any apps that you may need. For iPad: Click Here to Read more

How to make a desktop background out of Apple’s 9/12 Media Event Invite

Last week, Apple announced a special media event on September 12th.  With the invite was an awesome looking Apple logo. So, some of us decided to take that logo and make it into a desktop background.  Here’s how: Copy the Apple logo below (CTRL+Click) on the logo. Select “Save as” and put it on your Desktop for easy access later. Make a New Folder in the Picture Folder.  Name it Desktop Backgrounds. Move the Apple logo into this new folder. Click  > System Preferences. Select the DESKTOP & SCREEN SAVER icon. Make sure that the Desktop option is selected on the Click Here to Read more

How to keep up-to-date with Hurricane Harvey (and other weather conditions)

Here in the United States, we’re watching one hell of a hurricane called Harvey that’s scheduled to hit the great state of Texas early Saturday morning.  At times like this, information is power, and the more one has it, the more he/she can make more educated decisions for not only for them, but their loved ones as well. Fortunately, smartphones have many apps to help anyone keep track of any type of weather condition in and around a given area (or even the world).  Here are some recommendations: WeatherBug – This app gives you current conditions, up-to-the-second radar, local weather warnings, Click Here to Read more

Did you know that Google.com Tracks you, and how to turn it OFF

It turns out Google knows a lot about you – an awful lot, in fact. But exactly how much is “an awful lot”. Many are left wondering exactly what the global search giant knows – and how they know. The good news is you can see all this information for yourself. And, more importantly, you can switch it off. There are a few steps to follow, but it means you can decide how much of your personal data the company gets to use, reports the Mirror. 1. Find ‘My Activity’ To see everything you’ve been using Google for, you’ll first Click Here to Read more

Close QuickTime Player all the way with this key-combo trick for Mac

The other day, I was watching something via Apple’s QuickTime player.  When I was done, I used the normal ⌘Q to close it out. Later that day, I reopened QuickTime only to discover that the previous video that I viewed also opened behind the new video window. After doing a quick search, I found out that by using the key combination ⌘W and then ⌘Q, that it not only closes the previous video window, but the current one as well.

Unlock your Mac with an Apple Watch

Mac’s security is great, but sometimes it can become a pain re-typing a password each time you want to login. Fortunately, Apple has added a way to unlock any newer Mac with an Apple Watch.  To use it, you have to turn on two-factor Authentication on both the iPhone and Mac. Here’s how to set it up:   On Mac: Go to System Preference > iCloud > Account Details. If prompted, enter your iCloud Password. Click the Security Tab. Click on Set Up Two Factor Authentication. Click on Security & Privacy. The last option should say Unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch. Put a Check Mark next to Click Here to Read more

How to Read an article without Banner ads

If you have ever read an article on this or another web site, you know it can be quite annoying to read the article while having banner ads flash on the top or the side. Fortunately, when using Safari, you can quickly strip out banner ads (and almost anything else on the page) stripped out so you can just read the article.  Here’s how: Go to an article that you wish to read. On that page, look at the URL Address Bar at the top of the Safari window (see photo below). Click on the icon shown in the photo. The entire Click Here to Read more

Get a handy Amazon Alexa Cheat Sheet from CompuSoop.com!

Now that the Amazon Echo has the ability to change the color of its top ring, each color represents a feature that the device can do. We have compiled a handy cheat sheet that you can download and have it near your Amazon Echo. To download it, just click here or go to the top menu, and select A.I. > Amazon > Light Meaning. 

How to use the iOS Health App on an iPhone and Apple Watch to maybe save your life one day

We all know that the health app on an iOS device and the Apple Watch are helpful tools for monitoring everyday health-related activities. But did you know that it could save your life one day, especially when used in conjunction with An Apple Watch. When going into the app, there is an icon on the lower-right called Medical ID.  Tapping on this icon takes you to a medical ID card.  This is where you can put all of your medical-related information so it’s always with you. Information such as: Person’s name. Medical Conditions Medical Notes. Allergies and Reactions to meds. List Click Here to Read more

Word 2016: A guide to its desktop publishing tools

Microsoft Word has come a long way since the “pre-Windows, non-mouse” versions used between 1983 to 1990. Back then, there were NO graphics, not even a graphical user interface. The Word 1.0 for Windows 3.0 version was a notable improvement, but then it took two decades for Microsoft to figure out how to integrate quality graphics successfully. JD Sartain / PC WorldInsert images from a hard drive or other source. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here < p class=”wpematico_credit”>Powered by WPeMatico

How to Unsubscribe from an E-Mail Mailing List in iOS Mail

For those of us who rely on e-mail, we see one come in from a source that we have no idea where it came from. Fortunately, starting with iOS 10, Apple has given us a way to easily unsubscribe from those mailing lists. Here’s how: When an email comes in, the above message appears at the top of the screen. Tap on the above message.  If that doesn’t work, then you’ll need to do it the old fashioned way – scroll down to the bottom of the email and hit the small (or sometimes hidden) unsubscribe link.