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Posted May 6, 2015 by

How Do I Block Access to My Notifications and Today View When My iPhone is Locked?


By default, the Notification Center and Today view on your iPhone can be accessed even when the phone is locked. While this feature is convenient, it may expose sensitive information to anyone holding your phone. Fortunately, you can block access to both if you want.

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Posted May 5, 2015 by

How to Recover iPhone Contacts

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No one should be using iPhone’s physical storage to store contacts anymore. iCloud has made that obsolete. These instructions explain how contacts are stored on your iPhone and how you can recover those from your iCloud account if you lose them.

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Posted April 29, 2015 by

How Do I Recover Passwords Using Safari on iPhone?


If you have always saved your accounts’ passwords when logging into websites using Safari on your iPhone, you can view the passwords in plain text whenever you want. This can be very helpful when you forget them.

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Posted April 21, 2015 by

How Do I Stop Safari from Automatically Opening Sounds, Pictures, and Videos After Downloading?


By default, whenever you use Safari to download common files such as music, pictures, videos or PDF documents, the program will open them automatically for you after they have finished downloading. While this feature may be convenient in some cases, it could be a bother if you are downloading files in bulk. Fortunately, this feature […]

Posted April 19, 2015 by

How Do I Force the “Ask for Permission” Alert to Display When Developing an iOS App?


If your app uses iOS features such location, photo, microphone, etc., it is required that you implement methods to request for permission from the user before your app can actually work. Depending on how the user decides, your app will have to change accordingly. To ensure that the changes work properly, you will have to […]

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Posted April 17, 2015 by

How to Use Microsoft OneDrive

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Microsoft OneDrive gives you 1 TB of storage free (i.e., 1,000 GB). That is 200 times what Apple iCloud (5 GB) and 65 times what Google Drive (15 GB) give you for free. After that, you have to pay for additional storage.  To take advantage of OneDrive’s storage space, just create a free Microsoft account at

Posted April 14, 2015 by

How Do I Download Free Apps from the App Store Without Entering a Password?

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In the past, iOS users could download free apps without being asked for a password. However, recent iOS updates force users to type their passwords every time they download apps from the store, no matter if it is a paid app or not. This change has upset a lot of people, especially those using iPhones […]

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Posted April 10, 2015 by

How to Recover Manually from OneDrive Sync Errors

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In certain situations, you might find that you need to recover manually from OneDrive sync errors with Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.  In another shorter post, I explain how to use the Microsoft Office Upload Center tool to view and diagnose sync issues, since that is normally how you are supposed to do it. However, these […]

Posted March 29, 2015 by

Office 2015 for Mac: Disable the Start Screen


By default, whenever you launch either Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, the program greets you with a list of pre-configured document templates so that you can select and start working on a document right away. This feature can be helpful if you often use these templates. However, if you always start with a blank document, it […]

Posted March 25, 2015 by

How Do I Limit the Time My Children Can Use My Mac?


If you let your children use the computer while you are at work, it may be very hard to limit their usage because there is no one at home to monitor them. Fortunately, OS X comes with a feature called Parental Control that lets you restrict the amount of time your children can use the […]

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