Apple’s latest desktop operating system is called macOS High Sierra, which sounds awfully similar to the last one. That’s because, like the transition from OS X Leopard to Snow Leopard, Apple has chosen to refine its established Mac OS rather than replace it wholesale, thereby avoiding the risk of introducing niggles and issues and that were previously absent. That of course still equates to additional new features for macOS which we’ll cover in this article, […]
macOS Sierra is Apple’s latest desktop operating system, which succeeds OS X El Capitan and adopts a new name to bring it in line with iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. The OS will come pre-installed on all new Macs once current stock is depleted and is a free download for existing Mac owners. My MacRumors tutorial explains how to download macOS Sierra and perform a clean install, which offers a number of benefits over the automatic […]
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 iPhone if a reset or standard Recovery Mode doesn’t solve the problem you’re experiencing. The iPhone 7 has a different hard reset and DFU mode activation process to earlier iPhones because the physical-click home button has been replaced with a Force Touch-based Taptic Engine, […]
With iOS 10, Apple focused on expanding 3D Touch functionality to make it more relevant to users, in the hope that they eventually come to see it as second nature. If you have an iPhone 6s or later, there are a wide range of 3D Touch gestures that you can test out in iOS 10, particularly from the home screen. I compiled a list of native app icons that now support 3D Touch, as well […]
I recently became a contributing writer for MacRumors, which attracts a broad audience of both consumers and professionals interested in the latest Apple technologies and products. Aside from covering breaking Apple news, I’ll also be reviewing hardware products and writing tutorials on Apple software. My first guide to go live on the site shows how to back up your Mac using Time Machine.
Maximise your battery life / Master the Windows 10 taskbar Windows Help & Advice – Christmas 2015 Issue 116 Windows used to be my go-to OS before Macs came along. Recently though I’ve been sucked back in, mainly because Windows 10 isn’t half bad at all. Two tutorials of mine appeared in issue 116 of Windows Help & Advice: one on maximising your laptop’s battery life in Windows 10, and another showing readers how to […]