How to: Check and see if your iPhone’s Battery needs to be serviced

As with anything that runs on rechargeable batteries, an iOS device has so many recharge cycles until its battery needs to be replaced by an Apple Genius or an authorized Apple repair establishment. Fortunately, Apple has made it easy to check this.  Just do the following steps: Go to Settings > Battery. If the Battery needs replacing, you’ll see the graphic that’s included with this article. That’s it.  

Transfer data between an old iPhone and a new iPhone the simple way

Now that Apple has two new three new iPhones available, one maybe wondering how to get their information (including photos, contacts, etc.) from one iPhone to another. Their are two ways users can do this, and we’ll show you both. 1. Via iTunes: The below process is the same for both Mac and Windows. Plug in your old iPhone into a computer. Launch iTunes (if necessary). Find the iPhone icon either on the left side, or inside a button on the top of the window. Click on it. Select the SUMMARY option. In the BACKUP section, click the BACK UP NOW button. Wait for Click Here to Read more

Forget your iPhone Passcode? Here’s what to do

The iPhone is a great device, especially when it comes to security.  But we humans sometimes rely on it so much, that we sometimes forget the basics – like remembering the passcode to get into the device. While it is fortunate that Apple has devised a way to bypass the code, it is also unfortunate that you’ll have to reset the device to do it, including wiping all data from the iPhone, iPod, or iPad.  But if you really need to get into the said device(s), do the below: Their are two ways to do this: 1. Use iTunes. 2. Click Here to Read more

How to check the battery percentage on the iPhone X

Checking the percentage of your iPhone’s battery can be very important. Especially when you’re on the go.  With iPhones previous to iPhone X, their was an option to show such information in Settings > Battery.  However, their is no such option on the iPhone X.  But there are three ways you can still check what percentage your battery is.  Here’s how: Option 1: Put the device on a charger (wired or wireless). Option 2: Ask Siri: “Siri, what is the battery percentage?” Option 3: Swipe down from the top to invoke Control Center.  The percentage will appear in the upper-right corner. That’s Click Here to Read more

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.