When you install Google Chrome, you're not just getting a browser. Google's automatic update software gets installed behind the scenes on your Mac, without your consent. John Martellaro explains why it's there, how to manage it and how to delete it if you don't need it.
We've recently written some tips on how you can have more freedom when working with your OS X Dock. But what if you need the opposite: to lock it down? Here are some easy Terminal commands to lock the Dock's size, position, and contents in OS X, and how to change it back when you realize you've gone too far.
If you have an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you've been carrying a barometer around with you this whole time. There's a couple of things you can do with it besides track flights of stairs, and Kelly has some examples of other ways you can put it to work.
Scheduling a Genius Bar appointment is a snap using the Apple Store App. However, what can you do if the device with your app on it is what you need help with? Kelly shows you how to set up that appointment using Apple's website.
Mac users are fairly familiar with their OS X and how to delete Adobe Flash. However, the occasional user of Windows as a virtual machine in OS X may not have that information handy. Here's a quick how-to that deletes Flash from Windows.
Sometimes you're taking a photo with your iPhone and you want a little bit of light filtering to improve your shot. You can sometimes help out the camera that's always with you by adding something else that's always with you: Sunglasses.
If you're lucky you have some HomeKit compatible hardware in your home. If you're less lucky, you might need to troubleshoot it. Kelly helps you reset your devices and get back to living in The Future.
Do Not Disturb can come in really handy when you need your iPhone to be quiet for a little while. It gets even more useful when you can also schedule periods of full ninja. Kelly explains how to set things up.
Popular automation/monitoring service If This Then That has a new app called DO, that creates "DO Buttons" for basic controls. Kelly shows how to use a DO Button to toggle an Air Conditioner from your lock screen.
If you've finally sorted out what happens to your music when you cancel your iTunes Match or Apple Music subscription—like maybe from TMO's infographic explaining it all—but have no idea which songs in your iTunes library are yours and which come from Apple Music, we've got you covered. Read on to learn how to see which songs in your iTunes library are streaming, stored locally, or downloaded from Apple Music.
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