Category: Tips & Tricks

How to Refresh Software Update on Mac

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Occasionally when a user goes to update macOS system software through the Software Update preference panel, they’ll find the updates that are shown are outdated, not showing up at all, or not showing all of the updates that you know to be available (for example, a newly released system software update).

If you find that the proper Mac software updates are not showing as available in the Software Update panel, you can refresh the Software Update preference panel in macOS.

Curiously enough, the refresh option is not shown in any of the menu items however, so if…

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How to Run Snapchat on Mac

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If you’re a Snapchat user and you’d like to run Snapchat on your Mac, you’ll be happy to know there’s a new option to get Snapchat on the Mac without having to use the Bluestacks method that has been around for quite some time.

Now, all you need is a web browser to run Snapchat on your Mac.


There’s not much to getting Snapchat running on the Mac with the web client method, here’s all you need to do:

  1. On a Chrome browser for Mac, go to https://web.snapchat.com/
  2. Login to your Snapchat account as usual

And there you go, it’s that simple, you’re now…

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How to Hang Up Calls with Siri on iPhone

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If you use Siri to make phone calls and start FaceTime calls, you might also be interested in using Siri to hang up your phone calls or FaceTime calls too.

With this feature enabled, you can say “Hey Siri, hang up” while on a phone call or FaceTime call, and Siri will end the active call.

How to End Phone Calls with Siri (FaceTime & Phone Calls)

Here’s how you can hang up phone calls with Siri:

  1. Open the “Settings” app
  2. Go to “Siri & Search”
  3. Toggle the switch for “Call Hang Up” to the ON position
  4. Hey Siri Hang Up iPhone calls

Siri will now be listening for the “Hey Siri…

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How to Automatically Send Messages with Siri from iPhone Without Confirmation

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If you’re confident in Siri’s abilities to dictate text and accurately relay what you are saying into a message, you can enable a feature that allows you to automatically send messages from Siri on iPhone without asking for a confirmation first.

When the confirmation is enabled, you’ll see the text typed out that Siri has dictated from your voice to the message, and then Siri will ask to confirm to send the message. With the automatic sending feature enabled, there is no confirmation, Siri will just send the message right away. Sound good? Of course it does,…

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How to See a Wi-Fi Password on iPhone

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Need to view a wi-fi network password right on your iPhone? You can now do that, and it’s super easy thanks to the latest iOS update.

A common occurrence is joining a wi-fi network with a complex password, and then needing to relay that wi-fi network password to someone else, or to another one of your devices. For whatever reason, Apple did not implement the ability to view a wi-fi password after it had been entered until iOS 16. Now you can easily see and view wi-fi passwords that are you used on your device.

How to View a Wi-Fi Password on iPhone or…

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12 Ultra Useful Touch ID Tricks for Mac

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Touch ID for Mac is super useful, and now that basically all modern Mac laptops have Touch ID sensors on their keyboards, and the new Magic Keyboards for Mac have Touch ID, you’re almost certain to encounter the biometric authenticator when using a Mac.

We’ll review some handy and interesting Touch ID tricks for the Mac, ranging from improving Touch ID response, to alternate biometric authentication options (including a few super unique options you almost certainly haven’t considered), to faster sudo usage with Touch ID, to making purchases and autofill…

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How to Set Messages to Automatically Delete on iPhone or iPad

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Do you want all of your Messages to automatically delete themselves after a specified time period from your iPhone or iPad? You can configure a Messages History setting that will allow for the automatic removal of message conversations after a chosen period of time.

This auto-delete Messages setting is perhaps most useful as a storage saving mechanism and should not really be considered a privacy setting for a variety of reasons, and it has some obvious downsides too, mainly that you could potentially forever lose some great memories, conversations, chat…

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Tweeten is the Best TweetDeck Alternative for Mac

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If you’re a Twitter power user and you long for the features of the now defunct TweetDeck, you’ll be happy to know there’s an excellent free alternative to TweetDeck available, called Tweeten.


You’ll immediately be familiar with the Tweeten interface, because it looks basically just like TweetDeck.

Obviously we’re Mac-centric here, but Tweeten is actually available for Windows as well as MacOS, and through the Chrome store, so even if you’re not a Mac user you can still appreciate the TweetDeck clone experience with Tweeten.

The only downside I’ve…

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10 Common iPhone Issues and How to Fix Them

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Experiencing problems after updating to iOS 16 on an iPhone happens for some users, and while it’s annoying, the good news is they’re usually easy to resolve.

From battery issues, to the feeling that an iPhone is hotter than normal, to sluggish performance, problems with installing the update itself, wi-fi issues, apps crashing, and other misbehaviors, every iOS update sometimes has hiccups for a select group of users. Read along and let’s troubleshoot these issues so that you’ll be using your iPhone as intended in no time.


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How to Save Images from Safari to iPhone & iPad

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Have you ever wondered how you can save pictures from webpages in Safari to your iPhone or iPad so they show up in the Photos app? It’s very easy, but that’s no consolation if you’re unfamiliar with how it works. Fortunately within a moment or two, you’ll have this method down, and you’ll be able to save any picture from the web to your device in no time.

Saving images from Safari to the iPhone or iPad is super easy, but like many features in the world of iPhone and iPad, it’s hidden behind gestures and actions that may be unfamiliar to you if…

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