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Mac App Frozen? 9 Tips for How to Handle Freezing Mac Apps

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Did one of your apps stop responding while you were working on a Mac? Perhaps you tried closing or quitting the app but to no avail? This can happen from time to time where an app freezes up or becomes unresponsive, and while it’s frustrating, there are multiple ways to fix frozen apps easily on the Mac.

MacOS works seamlessly without any hiccups for the most part, but sometimes apps may completely freeze and stop responding to user input or your actions. This can happen for any number of reasons where an app stops responding, whether the app is buggy, it’s…

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How to Control Which Apps Provide Data to Siri Apple Watch Face

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Apple Watch wearers have no shortage of options in terms of selecting their favorite watch face. There are tons to choose from with Apple adding new ones with each major watchOS revision. But there’s one that is perhaps the smartest watch face available and if you’re going to use a smartwatch, why not go all-in? The Siri watch face will, after a little training, present the most useful information at the best time. So long as you give it the right data to work with anyway.

The screen that houses all of the Siri data sources is well hidden. So well hidden…

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How to Download Full MacOS Installers the Easy Way with MDS

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Downloading complete macOS installers has long been possible via the App Store and the command line, but some users encounter difficulties with those approaches, or find them too cumbersome. Another option is to download a full macOS installer by using an app called MDS.

MDS stands for Mac Deploy Stick and is third party software, it’s free to download but if you want support for the app you’ll need to pay for it. For our purposes here, we’re simply aiming to use the MDS app to download complete installers of macOS system software, without going through…

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How to Install & Run iPhone or iPad Apps on M1 Mac (Apple Silicon)

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If you have an Apple Silicon Mac, you can install and run iPhone and iPad apps directly on the Mac.

The new Apple Silicon Macs have the ability to not only run Mac apps natively and through Rosetta 2, but iOS and iPadOS apps too, bringing a plethora of apps and games to the Mac that were previously not available on the platform.

This capability is limited to new Macs with Apple Silicon chips, like the M1 series of MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini, and of course future Macs will be running Apple Silicon chips too. If you do not have an Apple Silicon Mac,…

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Can’t Download Apps to iPhone or iPad? Here’s How to Fix That

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Although downloading and installing apps on to iPhone and iPad devices is typically a seamless experience, you could run into situations where you’re unable to complete the installation or even initiate the app download at all. This could be due to various reasons, ranging from a poor internet connection, to a minor software bug.

If you’re one of those unlucky iOS users who are facing this issue today, don’t worry. In this article, we’ll be walking you through the necessary steps to troubleshoot and fix app downloads on your iPhone and…

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How to Install & Remove Apps on Apple Watch

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Ever wanted to install some new apps onto Apple Watch? Or perhaps you want to delete and remove apps from Apple Watch that you no longer want?

While Apple Watch comes with many great default apps bundled with the device, you can also install and remove third party apps too. So, we’re going to show you how to install apps and how to delete apps too from Apple Watch.

The Apple Watch has come a long way since it was first released in April of 2015. It was an exciting but uncertain start, but the wearable has turned into something that millions of people…

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How to Force Quit Apps on Apple Watch

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Ever had an Apple Watch app freeze or become unresponsive? if so, you may wish to force quit the Apple Watch app.

As far as the Apple Watch has come in recent years, some aspects of the device and apps can still be a little rough around the edges. Sometimes it can get itself a little tied up with whatever it was doing. That’s when it needs a metaphorical nudge. A poke in the ribs to wake it up. Or more accurately, it needs the troublesome app to be quit.

Simply pressing the Digital Crown is normally enough to quit an app on Apple Watch. But you might need to…

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How to Update Apps on Apple Watch

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Your Apple Watch now has more apps available for it than ever. Those apps are receiving new updates all the time and it’s important to make sure you’re using the latest version available.

You can either set your Apple Watch to automatically download new updates, or check for them manually yourself. We’re going to show you both methods of keeping Apple Watch apps up to date.

While having apps update automatically is the easiest and most convenient way to ensure you’re using the latest versions, there might be times where you would prefer more control…

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Get a Mac OS 8 Emulator and Relive the Macintosh 90s

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If you’ve been a longtime Mac user, you may fondly remember the classic Mac OS system software releases. Rather than get stuck in a memory, you can relive some nostalgia by running Mac OS 8.1 on your modern Mac right now (or even on a Windows PC or Linux machine), and it’s as easy as launching any other app.

Macintosh.js is a self-contained Electron app that bundles a classic Mac OS emulator preinstalled with Mac OS 8.1 along with a handful of classic applications from that era, including Adobe Photoshop 3.0.5, Adobe Illustrator 5.5, demos for Duke Nukem and…

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How to Make App Folders on iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to make folders to organize the home screen on your iPhone and iPad? Most of us have several applications installed on our iOS and iPadOS devices, and more often than not, the home screen is quickly a mess. In order to clean it all up, you’ll need to make use of the app folders functionality that iPhone and iPad has to offer.

For almost a decade now, iOS has had the ability to create folders for apps that are displayed on the home screen. This allows users to keep all their applications organized by sorting them into different categories. As a…

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