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How to Fix 'This App is No Longer Shared' Error Without Losing Data

Saturday May 23, 2020 6:44 pm PDT by
With the most recent iOS 13.5 update, Apple has introduced a bug that is causing iPhone and iPad users to see "This app is no longer shared with you" when trying to launch an app. The initial fix that was described was to delete the app entirely and reinstall it. While this does prevent the issue, it also means you could lose any data, such as game progress, when doing so. Fortunately,...

How to Use the Activity Monitor App on Mac

Friday May 22, 2020 12:57 pm PDT by
With the Activity Monitor app in macOS, you can force quit misbehaving apps, find out how much energy your Mac is using, and see which apps or processes are eating the most processor cycles. If you're on a portable Mac and you have suspicions that an app is sapping your battery, Activity Monitor can help you identify it. This article explains how to use it. You can find the Activity Monitor...

'Task Manager' on Mac: How to Find and Use the Activity Monitor

Friday May 22, 2020 11:58 am PDT by
On Windows PCs, the Task Manager is typically used as a last resort to kill an app or process when it has become unresponsive. Users on Mac can sometimes face similar issues, and in such cases will usually click the Apple () symbol in the menu bar and select Force Quit... to kill an app from there. Alternately, they'll fire up the Activity Monitor. Amongst other things, Activity Monitor ...

How to Group Video Chat With Up to 50 Instagram Users

Friday May 22, 2020 2:10 am PDT by
Instagram has been updated to allow users to create group video chats with up to 50 people on the social platform, thanks to an integration with Facebook's recently announced Messenger Rooms feature. Facebook unveiled Messenger Rooms as an alternative to Zoom and Group FaceTime last month, releasing it to a small trial group of users. Facebook said part of its plan was to extend the capability ...

iPhone's HEIC Format Causing Some Students to Fail AP Exams, Here's How to Fix It

Thursday May 21, 2020 1:37 pm PDT by
Some high school students taking their AP exams online have run into serious trouble with the HEIC image format on the iPhone and the iPad, which does not work with the website the AP College Board uses to accept tests. As outlined by The Verge, AP exams taken by high school students in the United States have a written component, and the exam requires students to take and upload a photo of...

How to Print Screen on a Mac

Friday May 15, 2020 6:10 pm PDT by
If you recently made the switch from Windows to Mac, you may be wondering how to take screenshots in Apple's operating system. There are several ways you can take screenshots on a Mac. You can capture all of your screen – the equivalent of Print Screen on a PC – or you can capture just a part of it with a few keystrokes. This article explains how to do both. How to Take a Print Screen-Style...

How to Zip a File on Mac

Friday May 15, 2020 6:07 pm PDT by
People compress or "zip" electronic files for different reasons – to make them easier to transport electronically, to organize their backups, or to save device storage space, for example. Whatever your use case, the good news is that there's no need to download additional software to compress files in macOS. That's because Apple includes a built-in ability to zip files on your Mac, allowing ...

How to Update the Software on Your iPhone and iPad

Thursday May 14, 2020 10:58 pm PDT by
Keeping your iPhone or iPad software up-to-date is an important way to ensure that you have the latest features, bug fixes, and security enhancements, and that you're generally getting the best from your device. This article explains how to update your ‌iPhone‌ or ‌iPad‌ to the latest version of iOS or iPadOS, over the air or using a Mac or PC. Back Up Your iOS Device First Before you update to ...

How to Delete Your Siri Audio History and Opt Out of Siri Audio Sharing on Mac

Thursday May 14, 2020 10:57 pm PDT by
This article explains how to delete your Siri audio interaction history and opt out of sharing audio recordings with Apple on Macs. In 2019, it was discovered that Apple hired contractors to listen to a small percentage of anonymized ‌Siri‌ recordings to evaluate the virtual assistant's responses with the purpose of improving accuracy and reliability. The Guardian revealed that Apple...

How to Share Folders in the Notes App on Mac

Thursday May 14, 2020 10:55 pm PDT by
On Macs running macOS Catalina and later, Apple has fleshed out the features of the stock Notes app, enhanced the viewing and search functions, and made it easier than ever to generate, share, find, organize your notes. In earlier versions of macOS, for example, users were limited to sharing individual notes in Apple's stock app, which could be frustrating for heavy note-takers....

How to View and Delete Your Call History on iPhone

Tuesday May 12, 2020 12:08 pm PDT by
On iPhones running iOS 13 and later, you can view your call history and delete all calls from the Recents list or if you want, you can just remove individual calls. This article shows you how. Bear in mind that if you have iCloud Drive turned on, any changes you make to the call history on your iPhone will be mirrored on all other devices that can take calls and are signed into the same...

How to Bring Back the Escape Key on Pre-2019 Touch Bar Macs

Tuesday May 12, 2020 12:03 pm PDT by
When Apple first introduced the Touch Bar on its Macs in 2016, the company touted the adaptive app-specific features of the OLED strip and framed it as an improvement over the traditional function keys that it replaced. What it didn't expect was the number of users who mourned the physical Escape key, which many relied on to exit out of various app modes (like fullscreen, for example)....

How to Mirror a FaceTime Call to Apple TV or an AirPlay 2-Compatible Smart TV

Tuesday May 5, 2020 5:48 pm PDT by
Did you know that you can use the AirPlay feature on an iPhone or iPad to mirror a FaceTime call to an Apple TV or ‌AirPlay‌ 2-compatible smart TV? This article shows you how. Before following the steps below, make sure that your iOS device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your ‌Apple TV‌ or ‌AirPlay‌ 2-compatible smart TV. Not sure if your smart TV supports ‌AirPlay‌ 2? You can find...

How to Easily Unlock Your iPhone with a Mask

Tuesday May 5, 2020 8:01 am PDT by
In the current health climate, many people are wearing masks that cover their faces when going outside, visiting stores, and other tasks, and Apple's iPhones that use Face ID do not unlock when the user's face is obscured by a mask. With this in mind, in iOS 13.5, Apple has streamlined the speed with which the passcode pops up when a mask on the face is detected, making it easier to get into ...

How to Use the On Screen Keyboard on an iPad Pro With Keyboard Connected

Monday May 4, 2020 10:01 am PDT by
Anyone who has used an iPad Pro with a Magic Keyboard will know just how much better the typing experience is compared to tapping away on the virtual keyboard. Once you've tried it, you'll never want to go back to using the onscreen keyboard for any extensive document work. However, occasionally there might be times when you need to use the onscreen virtual keyboard to do things like type...

How to Turn off Moving Faces in Group FaceTime

Monday May 4, 2020 10:00 am PDT by
In iOS 13.5, Apple introduced a new Group FaceTime feature that's disables the option that automatically enlarges the tile of the person who is speaking. By default, ‌FaceTime‌ has a dynamic view with a tile for each person. The person who is speaking at the current time has a larger tile, while tiles for people who are not talking fade into the background. Apple refers to this as Automatic...

iPhone SE: How to Hard Reset or Enter DFU Mode

Friday May 1, 2020 9:30 am PDT by
This tutorial explains how to force restart or hard reset Apple's second-generation iPhone SE (2020), and how to activate Device Firmware Upgrade (DFU) mode to troubleshoot your device if needed. A hard reset basically force-reboots your ‌iPhone‌, which is useful if the device is freezing, throwing up errors, or has stopped responding completely. DFU mode, on the other hand, restores an ...

How to Disable COVID-19 Exposure Notifications in iOS 13.5

Wednesday April 29, 2020 10:59 am PDT by
Apple in iOS 13.5 is introducing an exposure notification API designed to allow apps created by public health authorities worldwide to notify people who come into contact with someone who has COVID-19 about their exposure to the virus. Apple's Exposure Notification feature is privacy focused and shares no personally identifiable information or location data with the public health authorities ...

How to Group Video Chat With Up to Eight People in WhatsApp

Tuesday April 28, 2020 2:56 am PDT by
WhatsApp has upgraded its end-to-end encrypted video call feature, which now allows groups of up to eight participants to chat together, up from the previous limit of four. WhatsApp has been gradually developing its group video call capabilities through beta builds, as rival video call services like Zoom, FaceTime and Skype have exploded in popularity amid the ongoing stay-at-home measures....

How to Control an iPad With an External Keyboard Using Accessibility Shortcuts

Friday April 24, 2020 9:59 am PDT by
If you have difficulty using the touchscreen on an iPad, you can control one via a connected keyboard using Apple's range of accessibility shortcuts. To learn how to connect a Bluetooth keyboard to ‌iPad‌, click here, or keep reading to learn how to enable full keyboard access. Before you follow the steps below for remapping keys, make sure your keyboard is connected to your iPad.Launch the Set...