A six-digit passcode for your iPhone or iPad is good, but if you want to make is really difficult for anyone to hack into your device you need an alphanumeric passcode. Here’s how to set one up.
Apple is making it clear that 32-bit apps on the Mac are going away and the future will be 64-bit only. So how to you tell if your Mac has a 32-bit or 64-bit processor? Read on to learn how.
If you’re running macOS 10.13.4 and launch 32-bit apps you’ll see a new warning as of April 12th telling you they need to be updated. Here’s what that means, plus how you can check to see which apps you use are still 32-bit.
The Apple TV’s Siri remote has a nifty feature that allows you to quickly switch between letterbox and full-screen mode.
Apple recommends that you set up content caching on a Mac that has a wired Ethernet connection. You can do it over Wi-Fi, but performance may be affected.
Previous to tvOS 11 and macOS High Sierra it was exceptionally awkward and difficult to grab screenshots from an Apple TV. Now, it’s fairly easy.
It will show IP addresses and MAC addresses, and is useful for troubleshooting and other situations.
It’s no secret Cambridge Analytica harvested millions of user profiles from Facebook, but was yours one of them? Facebook has a way you can check. Read on to learn how it works.
There are a couple of different ways to get to your iOS app subscriptions. One is the manual way, and the other is a redirect link.
If you have an old iPhone sitting around you want to unlock so it can be used on another carrier’s network you’ll need to its IMEI number. Read on to learn where it’s hiding.
Here is how to reset Mac SMC, and the warning signs to look out for to find out if you need to.
If you aren’t happy using the default DNS servers your ISP or local coffee shop provides with your Mac, you can change them. It’s pretty easy to do. Follow along to learn how.
Google allows you to download an archive that contains a tremendous amount of information, for example, your bookmarks, calendars, activity, searches, requested map directions, photos and so on. The list is long. Here’s how to do it.
This archive contains everything you’ve ever shared with the company, like posts, photos/videos, messages, etc.
Pages documents stored in iCloud will be updated and synced with your annotations across all of your devices.
macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 gets us a step closer to ditching 32-bit mode for apps. In fact, you can force your Mac to run only in 64-bit mode if you aren’t afraid to pay a visit to the command line. Read on to learn how.
Think of fish as a tool that works behind the scenes. Using fish means using Terminal like you normally would, except now you get extra functionality.
Only go through with this guide if you deleted your Facebook account and want nothing more to do with it. This is basically the scorched earth nuclear option.
For another quick tip, if you don’t want to hide an app, but want to minimize it using the keyboard, press Command (⌘) + M.
Facebook digs pretty deep into our personal lives, but that doesn’t mean you have to blindly hand over all of your intimate details. Check out The Mac Observer’s tips on managing your Facebook privacy settings, deleting posts, shutting down your account, and more.