How To Track Inbound Packages from FedEx, UPS, and USPS, Even Without The Tracking Number

· Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun · Cool Stuff Found

This is the time of year when package deliveries are happening every day. It can be helpful to know when something’s coming so that you don’t miss it, but sometimes you don’t get a tracking number ahead of time. Sometimes you don’t even know that a package is coming at all. In today’s Mac Geek Gab Highlight, listen to this short segment to learn how to get notifications about incoming packages… and then how to track them once you know about them!

How to Reliably Use Apple Pay on the iPhone X

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Apple Pay isn’t quite as smooth an experience on the iPhone X as it is on earlier iPhone models. There’s a trick to getting it to work reliably when you’re at the check out counter. Watch to learn what to do.

Apple's Tips App Adds iOS 11 Features

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

iOS 11 in Apple's Tips app

Apple wants everyone to be ready for iOS 11 when it officially ships, so it added some highlights for the new operating system to its Tips app in iOS 10.

How to Use Redial on the iPhone

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

There’s a hidden redial feature in the iPhone’s Phone app keypad, and Melissa Holt shows you how it works.

What You Need to Know to Watch the August 21 Solar Eclipse

· Jeff Gamet · Analysis

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August 21, 2017, is the first time in almost 100 years a total solar eclipse will be visible from coast to coast in the United States so The Mac Observer put together a guide with everything you need to know—including iPhone apps—to get the most out of the experience.

How to Install iOS 11 Public Beta on Your iPhone or iPad

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

iOS 11 public beta is available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch so anyone with a compatible device can install it and help track down bugs and broken features. Before you install it, however, you should have a good backup in case something goes wrong. Abhi Sirothia walks you through the process and shows you what it takes to get the public beta installed and running.

macOS: How to Roll Back the Firmware on Your AirPort

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you update your Time Capsule or AirPort Extreme and your network starts having issues, then just go and roll back the version you installed! This little-known feature will let you revert the firmware on your Apple network devices in case you run into trouble, and Melissa Holt’s gonna tell us how in today’s Quick Tip.

macOS: How to Delete Old Versions of Files

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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As a follow-up to last week’s Quick Tip on restoring versions of files, today Melissa Holt is answering a reader’s question about how to delete those old versions. So if you need to, say, remove that one version of a TextEdit document with all those nasty words about your boss, you can do just that!

iOS Tip: Create Your Own Live Wallpaper with LivePapers

· Andrew Orr · Tips

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When Apple announced the iPhone 6s, they debuted a new way to interact with your iPhone, called 3D Touch. 3D Touch lets you “peek” and “pop” your way around apps. The company also introduced Live Photos—animated pictures that you capture and bring to life by 3D touching the photo. Apple provided a handful of Live wallpapers to use, but many people wondered if it was possible to make your own. That is what we’ll explore in this tip.