How to Shutdown a Mac from Terminal

How to Shutdown a Mac from Terminal

Advanced Mac users may wish to shut down a computer from the command line. This can be helpful for remote administration with ssh, in situations where a Mac is booted into Single User Mode, or many other circumstances of troubleshooting and systems administration. There are several ways to shut down a Mac from the command…

How to Use TOR on iPhone and iPad with Onion Browser

How to Use TOR on iPhone and iPad with Onion Browser

TOR is a relay network which aims to increase your online privacy by attempting to anonymize web browsing activity. This is achieved by distributing your traffic across a series of TOR servers, which obfuscates your IP behind those Tor servers. While TOR is typically used on the desktop – you can read about using TOR…

How to Stop News Alerts on iPad & iPhone Showing on Lock Screen

How to Stop News Alerts on iPad & iPhone Showing on Lock Screen

iOS Apple News defaults to pushing ‘news’ alerts and notifications to your devices lock screen, this is why sometimes you may pick up an iPad or iPhone and have various “News” notifications on the display, even if you never signed up to receive any headlines or news alerts. These breaking News alerts on the iOS…

How to Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Mac OS

How to Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Mac OS

Did you know you can create a custom keyboard shortcut for any menu item on the Mac? You can create keystrokes for common action items across many applications, or even just for a specific menu option in a particular application. Making custom keyboard shortcuts in Mac OS is an excellent power user tool, but despite…

Broken iPhone Screen? Here’s How to Repair & Get it Fixed

Broken iPhone Screen? Here’s How to Repair & Get it Fixed

Have you broken your iPhone screen before? It’s not a particularly pleasant experience. I recently dropped my $950 iPhone 7 Plus onto a dirt trail from about three feet up and the screen completely shattered, to the point where glass shards were sticking out. Uh oh, a broken iPhone screen! Now what!? If you break…

How to Remove Twitter Caches from iPhone and iPad

How to Remove Twitter Caches from iPhone and iPad

Twitter for iPhone and iPad has manual cache clearing features built into the app, offering a way to forcibly dump excessive caches and data stored within the application in iOS, thereby freeing up some storage. This is particularly nice because iOS does not offer a way to manually clear caches from an iPhone or iPad,…

How to Get Weather Info for Locations from Maps on iPhone

How to Get Weather Info for Locations from Maps on iPhone

Did you know you can get the weather in the Maps app of iOS? Obviously the Weather app on iPhone will tell you the temperature and forecast of locations, and with a little exploration you can also view detailed weather info too. That’s great, but it’s in the Weather app. What if you’re driving or…

iPhone Voicemail Won’t Play? Here’s How to Fix That

iPhone Voicemail Won’t Play? Here’s How to Fix That

The iPhone Visual Voicemail feature gathers voicemails as audio files on the iphone, found within the Voicemail tab of the Phone app. When you want to play a voicemail, you simply tap on one of the voicemail messages in Phone app and it should play the voicemail audio as expected. Should is the operative word…