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How To Watch Apple WWDC Live Stream On Any Device

08/06/2015 |

Apple likes to keep the keynote streams to their own devices but here’s how you can watch the WWDC 2015 keynote live stream on any device or browser.

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Updated Guide. Install PopcornTime On iOS without Jailbreaking

01/05/2015 | 14

It turns out that the original guide on how to install popcorn time for iOS without the need for a jailbreak is in need of a bit of a refresh so here is the updated guide to install what can … Read More

How to take screen shots on the Apple Watch

12/04/2015 |

Just in case you were wondering, yes it’s possible to capture the screen on the Apple watch. Going to be handy for those of us reviewing apps but wonder if SnapChat will report back you captured a screen shot?
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How To Change The Time / Frequency Of Time Machine Backups

18/11/2014 |

We’ve covered how to make your time machine backup’s smaller and what files you should remove from time machien backups and now we’re looking at how you change the time at which time machine does it’s backups Read More

How To Install Popcorn Time On iPhone Without Jailbreaking

06/10/2014 | 18

Popcorn Time is a torrent based verson of netflix, basically if it’s on a popular torrent based wesbite you can view / stream without having to download and wait.  It’s now possible to install Popcorn Time on your iOS device without jailbreaking.
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How To Save battery life in iOS 8

18/09/2014 |

Notice that iOS 8 seems to be draining your battery ever so slightly since the update to iOS 8, here’s how to check what apps are draining the battery life from your phone.
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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