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Mac not going to sleep? This might fix it!

For the past few months, I have struggled with an issue that would prevent both my iMac and MacBook Pro from going to sleep or activating the screen saver. The fact that the display on neither of my two Macs would turn off after a set time drove me nuts, but the worst thing was […]

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5 Simple steps to fix email problems on your Mac or iPhone

Here are five simple steps you can take if you are unable to send emails, if you are unable to receive emails, or if you are unable to delete emails on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Even though I am using macOS and iOS as examples, you can apply most of the solutions I describe in this article […]

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How to protect your home network from hackers with CUJO

In this article, I will show you tips and tricks on how to protect your home network and connected devices from hackers. So you don’t become the victim of a cyber attack. I will also introduce you to CUJO, a smart home firewall for your entire home network. Reviewed Brands and Products CUJO Smart Firewall […]

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How to position WiFi routers for perfect coverage with AmpliFi

In this article, I will share some tips on how to correctly position WiFi routers to improve your home’s WiFi coverage significantly. I will also talk about a new web app from AmpliFi, called the AmpliFi Web Controller, that can help you with finding the perfect position for your WiFi equipment based on your home’s […]

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Proven tips on how to overcome jet lag quicker with AYO

When you travel long distances on an airplane, it is common to struggle with adjusting your body’s circadian rhythm to the new time zone. Most travelers commonly refer to that phenomenon as jet lag. In this article, I will introduce you to AYO, an exciting new gadget that promises to help you overcome jet lag […]

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iOS 11 – How to use the new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles in Control Center

With iOS 11, Apple brought much-needed updates to the Control Center. While most toggles are relatively self-explanatory, you may be surprised to learn how the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggle work. In this article, I will explain how to use the Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Cellular Data toggles. Airplane Mode Airplane Mode works as you would […]

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Apple Watch Series 3 LTE – How to fix the authentication error on T-Mobile

I purchased my new Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE on launch day, but couldn’t activate LTE on it because of an authentication error. After ten days of back and forth with T-Mobile support, I figured out a solution. In this article, I will tell you how to fix the activation error and enable LTE […]

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How to copy the path of any file or folder in Finder (macOS)

If you are working in a team that is using shared (Dropbox) folders to collaborate, it’s sometimes necessary to point team members to where they can find an individual file or folder. Instead of sending them a link that opens in a browser, I often just want to point them to a particular file they […]

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This is how to change the icon of files and folders in macOS

Did you know that you can change the icon of files and folders in macOS? If you did not, in this article I will show you how it is done! Out of the box, macOS uses a generic blue icon for folders. That’s perfectly fine as you can always identify the folder by its name. […]

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macOS: How to print to PDF via keyboard shortcut from any application

macOS offers multiple options to print to PDF. In fact, you can save almost every file as PDF, regardless of if the application supports saving to PDF or not. In this article, I will show you how to quickly print to PDF using a keyboard shortcut and automatically save the PDF in a particular folder. […]

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How to install fonts on iPhone or iPad using iFont

Have you ever noticed that “missing font” warning when you opened a document or spreadsheet on your iOS device that was created on a Mac or Windows machine? In this article, I will show you how to fix that problem and how to install fonts on iPhone or iPad using a free app called iFont. […]

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iPhone 7 soft-reset via the Lock + Volume Down buttons

iPhone 7 soft-reset: Hold the LOCK and VOLUME DOWN button until you see the Apple logo. Then release the two buttons and let the iPhone boot up.

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How to take a screenshot on macOS and create a Dropbox link

Both OS X and macOS offer built-in commands allowing you to take screenshots of the active window, the full screen and more. In this article, we will go one step further and see how to take a screenshot on macOS and automatically create a Dropbox link from it that you can share with anybody. Additionally, […]

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How to print to PDF in iOS without a third-party app

As part of my paperless workflow, I save a lot of documents in PDF format. Some applications don’t support “save to PDF,” but fortunately, macOS has a “print to PDF” feature that works system-wide and in any application. In this article, I will show you how to print to PDF in iOS 9 or newer using […]

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How to reinstall macOS without losing data

macOS (previously known as OS X) is an excellent operating system that usually doesn’t require a lot of reboots and only rarely has to be reinstalled. But occasionally you run into an issue that warrants reinstalling the operating system (OS). That’s especially true if you installed beta versions of macOS. In this post, I’ll explain […]

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