Some folks have been getting a weird error where they can't play a song on Apple Music because they aren't logged in, even though they are logged in. There's a hidden cache that must be deleted by hand to fix this, and Bryan Chaffin walks us through it.
The Dock in OS X can be set to always be visible, or it can be set to appear only when you mouse over its location on the edge of your screen. There's a delay, however, between when you mouse over the edge and when the Dock actually appears, and some folks don't care for that. It turns out you can change this behavior.
Facebook’s iOS app is a notorious background battery eater and, despite some attention and updates aimed at solving this problem, it remains so to this day. While it’s simple enough to just remove the Facebook app and access the site in Safari, this leads to missing out on Notifications, Live Photos and other features. Good news: it’s possible to have your cake and eat it, too, with a little bit of understanding and effort.
iOS 9.2 added support for AT&T's NumberSync feature, which is pretty cool because it lets you send and receive calls to your AT&T phone number on your iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch even when your iPhone is on a different Wi-Fi network or shut off. Setting it up takes a few steps, but don't worry because The Mac Observer worked through the process for you.
Apple products used to have beautiful documentation. They still do — they've just gone virtual.
To Do apps are great, but they can often have too much technology wrapped around them for mundane tasks. Simple text files are okay for fast to do lists, but your favorite app may not be cross-platform and sync via iCloud. In OS X El Capitan, Apple has added the ability to create simple checklists which might be all you need for short-term to do items. John Martellaro shows you how.
You know, it is getting hard to keep up with all the new options available on our iOS devices. My advice to beginners is to just learn the ones you want or need and learn additional ones as desired. Of course, to do that you have to know which ones you want. I’ve gathered a few that readers might find helpful or just fun.
Apple has designed OS X so that one can just upgrade to the next version, "over the top," seamlessly. With this kind of upgrade, all user data, settings and accounts remain as before, and that works for most users most times. However, there are occasions when a user needs to do what's called a "Clean Install." This sets up the Mac as if it first came out of the box and then personal data is restored. John Martellaro, after a brief introduction, lists the steps for a Clean Install.
iOS 9 introduces a new feature to the iPhone called "Low Power Mode." Like Apollo 13 on the way to the Moon, it shuts down non-essential services in an effort to maintain an emergency lifeline. That is, enough juice to make and hold an emergency phone call, be located, or utilize Wi-Fi. Here's how to activate it.
Taking a Live Photo is pretty neat, and as long as you can iMessage someone running iOS 9, they can share in that neatness. If you want to share with other people, or even your Mac, you'll need an alternate solution. Kelly shows the easiest way to share out that amazing Live Photo for all the world to see, regardless of device.
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