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What Do the F1, F2, F3, Through F12 Keys Do on Mac Keyboards?

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If you’re sat in front of your Mac now, take a look down at your keyboard. Sure, it has all of the characters you’d expect from a keyboard, but there are some keys along the top of the keyboard that might not be familiar to you. These are called function keys and all have Fx written on them, where x x is replaced with a number, like F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12. So what do the the F keys on a Mac do?


Glancing at the F keys on a Mac keyboard, you’ll see an icon if you look above the function key number, and that icon shows what else

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How to Toggle Dark Mode from Control Center on iPhone & iPad

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How’d you like to be able to quickly enable Dark Mode on iPhone or iPad, but without having to go through Settings to turn it on? You can use Control Center to quickly toggle Dark Mode or Light Mode on or off.

The new Dark Mode is without a doubt one of the most popular features of the latest iOS and iPadOS releases, users had been requesting this feature for years and Apple responded. The addition of this darker color scheme is more visually appealing to some users, and it’s also more unique than the blank whites as you navigate through the menus and…

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Contacts Showing as Numbers Only on iPhone? Here’s the Fix for Not Showing Contact Names!

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A frustrating situation can occur where seemingly at random your contacts names are not showing on iPhone, instead only displaying the numbers. When this happens, when you launch Phone app to make or receive a call, you will only see a phone number rather than the contact name, and likewise Messages shows only contact numbers rather than names. Often if you start seeing only contacts numbers rather than names, this can cause some panic for iPhone users as it gives the impression that you have lost all your contacts information and contacts names on the iPhone.

How to Add an Outlook.com Email Address to Mac Mail

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If you use an Outlook.com email address, you may be interested in setting it up for use on the Mail app for Mac.

Adding an @outlook.com email address for use on the Mac is a fairly simple process, similar to adding other new email accounts to Mail on Mac

How to Add @outlook.com Email Address to Mail on Mac

  1. Open the “Mail” app on Mac
  2. Pull down the “Mail” menu and choose “Add Account”
  3. How to add Outlook email to Mac

  4. Select “Other Mail Account…” then click Continue
  5. How to add Outlook email to Mac Mail app

  6. Enter the name associated with the account, the @outlook.com email address, and the password, then click…

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How to Switch Bluetooth Devices on iPhone & iPad from Control Center

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Want to know the fastest way to change and switch Bluetooth devices on iPhone or iPad? How about switching Bluetooth accessories directly from Control Center? Now that’s possible. Many of us have multiple Bluetooth peripherals that we use with along our iPhones and iPads, and as a result, we might find ourselves switching between multiple devices on a regular basis. For example, you may own a pair of AirPods or AirPods Pros for listening to music, podcasts and make phone calls, but also have an infotainment system in your car that does just the same, and every…

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How to Take Full Page Screenshots in Safari on iPhone & iPad

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Have you ever wanted to take a full webpage screenshot in Safari on iPhone or iPad? Now you can do exactly that with the latest iOS and iPadOS releases, where you’re able to snap full page screenshot and save it as a PDF file, which can then be shared, saved locally, edited, printed, or anything else you’d like to do with it.

Android smartphones have had the ability to capture scrolling screenshots for quite a while now. Also known as full page or long screenshots, this feature allows users to take a screenshot of an entire web page and share it with anyone,…

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How to View VPN Connect Time on iPhone or iPad

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If you use a VPN with iPhone or iPad you may be wondering how to see how long you have been connected to the VPN for from an iPhone or iPad. Have you been connected for a few minutes, a few hours, or days? No reason to wonder, as you can find this information directly regardless of the VPN provider in use.

Both iOS and iPadOS make finding and viewing the connected time to a VPN easy to see, though this information is a bit hidden so it’s also easy to overlook if you’re not sure where to look. This article will show you how to view the amount of time you have…

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iMessage Not Working on Mac? How to Fix & Troubleshoot Messages in MacOS

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The Messages app on Mac allows you to send iMessages easily to and from the computer to any other iPhone, iPad, Mac, or iPod touch that is also using the iMessage protocol. Messages usually works just fine, but sometimes there can be issues encountered that prevent the iMessage feature from working in MacOS. Usually this manifests as an inability to send messages through the app, or time-outs when attempting to send messages that seemingly take forever, or failed attempts at sending messages from the Mac, and in any case iMessage appears to not work properly or as…

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How to Switch Wi-Fi Networks on iPhone & iPad from Control Center

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Ever wished you could quickly change wi-fi networks on iPhone or iPad? How about switching wireless networks right from the Control Center? Control Center is a handy feature allows users to quickly toggle certain functions like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane mode, and more. With each new iteration of iOS, Apple has been adding incremental upgrades to the Control Center to add more functionality and further enhance the end-user experience. The latest version of iOS however, takes it a whole new level, and it adds the ability to toggle between wireless networks right…

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How to Change FaceTime Caller ID on iPhone & iPad

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Whenever you make a FaceTime call on an iPhone or iPad the person you are calling will see your caller ID. That ID could be your phone number, or an email address associated with your device, but if it’s one that they don’t already have saved as a contact they won’t know it’s you. It’s important to make sure your caller ID is correct for that reason, otherwise someone may not answer your FaceTime calls. So, what if you want to change you FaceTime caller ID on iPhone or iPad? It turns out that’s pretty easy, as we’ll show you.


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