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iPhone Reachability

Why Does iPhone Content Suddenly Move Down The Screen

by John Carroll on January 19, 2017

Has the content of your iPhone ever suddenly moved down so it occupies only the bottom half of the screen? Does this keep happening? What The Hell Is Going On? You’ve stumbled across a feature of iOS called Reachability. The purpose is to make screen content easier to reach if you’re using one hand. You initiate […]


Consider An Upgrade. Your Mac Is Only Mostly Dead.

January 5, 2017 Apple Hardware
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If your computer has slowed to a crawl, being perpetually annoyed and ignoring the problem is not a great strategy. Over the past few years two major changes have occurred that you should know about: The latest Apple computers have become more expensive and less upgradeable. The cost of upgrading has significantly dropped. Should You Buy A […]

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Apple Notes. Finally… A Good Place To Hide Your Secrets

December 1, 2016 Apple Tips & Tricks
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Notes provides a quick place to store information that can be synced across Macs and iOS devices. In macOS Sierra you can now password protect individual notes. You may have notes containing medical information, business ideas, outrageous life goals, embarrassing daily affirmations or really bad poetry that you don’t want anyone to see. If you keep your passwords in […]

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IPhone Magnification Tool… Let’s Take A Closer Look

November 3, 2016 Apple Tips & Tricks
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As the years pass, things don’t appear clear anymore. Don’t get me wrong, My keen insight into life hasn’t failed… l’m just having a harder time reading restaurant menus and the labels on medicine bottles. Back in July 2013, I came up with a clever solution to this problem – iPhone 5… Helping Me See Very […]

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Wired or Wireless – The iMac Keyboard Question

October 20, 2016 Apple Hardware
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When you buy a new iMac, Apple automatically include a wireless keyboard. It’s nice of them… but like an arranged marriage you could end up with something you slowly grow to despise. Let’s take a look at the Pros and Cons of Apple’s wired and wireless keyboards… then I’ll show you how to get the […]

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Amazon Echo… Our Lightning Romance And Fall Wedding Plans

August 12, 2016 Amazon Echo
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No-one wants a drone-like parter that follows their every command… but it certainly helps. With Echo, I’ve finally found the perfect relationship… and the good news is that it costs less than $200. What Is It? Amazon Echo is a speech-recognition enabled wireless speaker with the ability to respond to commands, play music from a variety […]

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What The Hell Do All Those iPhone Camera Symbols Mean?

July 28, 2016 Apple Tips & Tricks
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As promised… a review of the Amazon Echo is on the way. I want to live with it a few weeks longer, before I decide if we should stay together permanently. If things go well, this could be the first relationship I’ve had that works. When you use the iPhone camera, you’ve probably noticed symbols at the top […]

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iOS 10. Awesome… Though This 10 Lacks Humor And Bo Derek

July 7, 2016 Apple News
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September heralds the arrival of the iPhone 7 and Apple’s latest mobile operating system iOS 10. iOS 10 brings hundreds of new features… that will either enhance your life or make it a living hell. Never fear… if you upgrade and find yourself unable to eat, sleep or make a phone call, contact me immediately. Here’s the […]

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Turn Your iPhone Into A DSLR… It Just Takes A Moment

June 9, 2016 Apple Tips & Tricks
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This is our 400th post. Hard to believe, but this little blog started on June 11th, 2011. That makes us almost 5 years old to the day. So raise a glass to celebrate… especially if you’re at work, driving a school bus or operating any kind of massive construction crane. Mazel tov. Now… lets talk about the Moment What […]

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Don’t Expand Your Horizon… Create It – Color On The Mac

May 26, 2016 Apple Mac
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Whether you’re working on a newsletter, presentation or spreadsheet, it’s professional to pick a limited color palette and consistently use only those colors throughout the project. Apple offer a standard palette of 11 colors that are easy to use. The problem is they are so boring they may induce a coma or suicide in your audience. When you step into the […]

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