Category: Tips & Tricks

How to Customize Safari Start Page on Mac

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Customize Safari Start Page on Mac

Do you use Safari as the default web browser on your Mac? If so, you might be happy to know that Safari’s start page is now customizable, as long as you’re running a new version of Safari on the Mac.


With Safari 14 and later, start page customization allows users to set a background image, choose the sections that are displayed like Favorites or Frequently Visited, and more. These modern Safari version are available on macOS Big Sur, macOS Catalina, and macOS Mojave, so as long as you’re on a modern macOS release you can get started.

Let’s review how you…

Read more: How to Customize Safari Start Page on Mac

How to Use Speak Selection on iPhone & iPad

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Use Speak Selection on iPhone & iPad

Did you know that your iPhone and iPad can read highlighted texts out loud? This is a feature that could come in handy for any number of reasons, but it may be particularly useful if you’re busy focusing on something else, want to know how to say or pronounce something, want something read to you, or even as an accessibility feature.

Speak Selection is one of the many accessibility features that iOS and iPadOS has to offer. With Speak Selection, iPhone and iPad users have complete control over when it is activated, unlike VoiceOver, a feature for people with…

Read more: How to Use Speak Selection on iPhone & iPad

How to Get Around Activation Lock on iPhone

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Get Around Activation Lock on iPhone

Did you purchase a used iPhone from someone only to be welcomed with an Activation Lock screen? Or, did you forget your Apple ID details and get locked out of your own iPhone? Either way, there are multiple ways to go about resolving the activation lock situation on an iPhone (or iPad for that matter).

Activation Lock, if you aren’t aware, is Apple’s security feature that’s tied to the Find My iPhone service. This is to make sure your device and the data stored remains secure in case if it’s lost or stolen. If Find My was enabled on your iPhone and you…

Read more: How to Get Around Activation Lock on iPhone

How to Change Photos Frame on iPhone Camera

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Change Photos Frame on iPhone Camera

Do you take a lot of pictures using your iPhone camera? If so, you may be surprised to know that you can actually adjust the framing of your photos after you capture them.

This feature is available on iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 series and later. Apple’s newest iPhone models come with multi-lens camera systems to help you take high-quality pictures even in challenging situations. By taking advantage of the ultrawide lens on these iPhones, Apple gives you the option to capture content outside of the frame. This could prove to be useful when you’re editing the…

Read more: How to Change Photos Frame on iPhone Camera

How to Type Accent Letters on iPhone & iPad Keyboard

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Type Accent Letters on iPhone & iPad Keyboard

Need to type accent letters on the iPhone or iPad keyboard, but can’t quite figure out how to? Although English is widely considered to be the global language, several languages across the world use accents and diacritic marks to change how a letter or vowel sounds. Accordingly, you might find it useful to know how to type accents and diacritical marks on your iOS or iPadOS device.

You might not need to use accent letters when you’re texting someone exclusively in English, but for some proper names you may, and if you’re typing in other languages that use…

Read more: How to Type Accent Letters on iPhone & iPad Keyboard

How to Clean Install macOS Big Sur

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Clean Install macOS Big Sur

Mac users may occasionally find themselves wanting to clean install macOS Big Sur onto a Mac. A clean installation of macOS Big Sur basically means the entire hard drive – including the system itself, all data, all apps, user accounts, literally everything – is erased, and then a fresh clean install of macOS Big Sur is installed onto the Mac. In this way it’s sort of like a factory reset or a fresh start, or what PC users sometimes refer to as reformatting, because there will be nothing left on the Mac at all, and booting it up will be similar to booting up a…

Read more: How to Clean Install macOS Big Sur

How to Start a Timer On Your Apple Watch

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Start a Timer On Your Apple Watch

How’d you like to start a timer, right from Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch might be the best thing to happen in personal fitness in a long time, but where the wearable really shines is in making it super easy to do things that we do multiple times a day, week, or month. Checking the time is obviously one of those things, but so is starting timers. And starting a timer on an Apple Watch is both useful and easy.

Sure you can use your iPhone to start a timer, and you can start one with HomePod as well, but doing it on your Apple Watch means you’ll be able to…

Read more: How to Start a Timer On Your Apple Watch

How to Save All Photos from Messages on iPhone & iPad

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Save All Photos from Messages on iPhone & iPad

If you send a lot of photos back and forth in messages, you may be wondering how you can save them all to your iPhone or iPad for later use, backups, sharing along, or whatever else.

It turns out that all the photos and videos that are shared over iMessage are not saved to your iOS or iPadOS photo library. Therefore, in order to make sure you don’t lose the photos you’ve received (especially if you plan on deleting a messages thread), you’ll need to save these photos to your iPhone or iPad library.

Scrolling through days or weeks of conversations to find…

Read more: How to Save All Photos from Messages on iPhone & iPad

How to Open a CSV in Google Sheets

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Open a CSV in Google Sheets

Do you want to use Google Sheets to view and edit CSV files for data analysis? Or perhaps to import or export contacts? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that Google Sheets has native support for CSV files. With how widely used Google Sheets is throughout the workplace and educational worlds, knowing how to perform tasks like this can be undeniably useful.

If you aren’t aware, CSV stands for comma-separated values, which as the name suggests uses commas as a field separator to separate values in a text file. Most popular spreadsheet applications like…

Read more: How to Open a CSV in Google Sheets

How to Have Your Apple Watch Speak The Time For You

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Have Your Apple Watch Speak The Time For You

How’d you like your Apple Watch to speak the time to you? Sounds convenient, high-tech, and useful, right?

Apple prides itself on being one of the most forward-thinking tech companies in terms of accessibility. It does a pretty decent job of it as well, although nobody is perfect. You might be forgiven for thinking there isn’t much accessibility on offer from something like the Apple Watch given it’s tiny size, but you’d be wrong. One such example is that you can have the watch speak the time on command, regardless of the watch face that’s being…

Read more: How to Have Your Apple Watch Speak The Time For You