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Here’s How To Enable OS X Yosemite Dark Mode

11/06/2014 |

OS X Yosemite is the biggest visual overhaul Apple’s made to the Mac in years, but developers at WWDC seemed most excited about one tiny UI tweak – dark mode. Read More

How To AirDrop From iPhone To Mac

25/04/2014 |

This one had me stumped for a bit, surely there would be a way to use Airdrop to send images to your Mac without having to email or, god forbid, use a cable.  We’ll there’s good and bad news.

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Blogging Tip. How To Resize Pictures on your iPhone

25/03/2014 |

Most blogging apps for iOS like WordPress and, the now sadly defunct, Poster allow image uploading but are relatively poor with doing anything with images.  Not even iPhoto for iOS allows image resizing on your iPad or iOS but there’s an app for that.

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How To Dictate Emoticons to Your iPhone

20/11/2013 |

Siri might be a natrul language assistant and has made great strides in becoming more reliable yet it’s none too obvious how to dictate emotions for your messages.  I’d always tried saying “smiley face” or “sad face” and siri obliged … Read More

How To Find Those Wallpapers In OS X Mavericks

26/10/2013 |

Mavericks has a fine array of background images, forty-three 3200-by-2000-pixel photos to be precise that are hidden away from the prying eye, unless you know where to look.

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How To Make A OS X Mavericks Bootable USB Stick

14/10/2013 |

Want to install Mavericks from a bootable USB drive. We can help you out, it’ll work with the GM version as well.

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How To Copy Photos To your iPhone without iTunes

01/10/2013 |

iOS 7 has given a lot of people heartache. Errors such as iPhone cannot be synced. An unknown error occurred (-50) when syncing photos is among them.
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How To Manage And Backup Your iPhone Photos

12/08/2013 |

Providing you have it turns on iCloud does a grand enough job of backing up your photos, well that’s till either run out of phone space and you need to free some device space up.  Here’s some suggestions on how to backup your photos online

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How To Make a Bootable OS X Mavericks USB Drive

17/06/2013 |

Everyone loves a good bootable usb drive, whether it be to sample an OS without disrupting your system or to install Mavericks from USB in these days of media-less installs.  Heres out guide on how to create your own Bootable USB drive for OS X Mavericks.

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Search notes with Siri

08/03/2013 |

To create a new note, tell Siri, “Create a new note,” “Make a new note” or something similar. You can give a note a title at the same time, for instance, “Make a new note packing list” or “Create a … Read More