How to Clean Your Mac When “System” Storage Takes Too Much Space

To your surprise, you see a yellow bar representing “System” that seems to occupy way more space than you think it should. In the example above, it only shows 33.87 GB, but take a look at this Apple discussion — some Mac users report that System Storage takes an astonishing 250 GB.

Hands-on with Ledger’s Bluetooth crypto hardware wallet

French startup Ledger unveiled a new hardware wallet at CES this week. While the device isn’t going to ship until March, the company let me play with a prototype version of the device. The Ledger Nano X feels just like using the Nano S, but on mobile.

Best Sleep Tracking iPhone Apps for Optimal Sleep Cycles and Health

Sleep tracking is interesting and often, a useful method to optimize your sleep cycles and wake up feeling fresh. Dozens of sleep tracker apps for iPhone have been developed to help you track your sleep.

How to See the Size of App Store Updates on iPhone or iPad

Knowing the exact size of an available App Store update before beginning the app update and download process can be helpful for many iPhone or iPad users. The iOS App Store offers the size of available app updates, but you must know where to look to find that download size information.

How to Control+Alt+Delete on a Mac

The Ctrl + Alt + Delete menu on Windows collects many handy utilities in one place. But pressing those keys on a Mac does nothing, so how do you Ctrl + Alt + Delete on a Mac?

How to Add the Weather Forecast to your Mac Menu Bar

To never get caught in the bad weather or allow sudden thunderstorms to ruin my sunny travel, I always keep a powerful weather app on my radar. That’s the prime reason why I’ve added the weather forecast to my Mac menu bar so that keeping track of weather conditions will be a tad easier.

Face ID Not Working on iPhone X, Xs Max, Xs, or iPhone XR? Possible Solutions to Fix the Issue

There are some handy tricks that can let you fix Face ID issue on your iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, XR or the 2018 iPad Pro. Jump over to give them a try so that your time with Face ID gets back on track sooner than later!

How to Fix Photos App Crashing & Freezing on iPhone or iPad

Some iPhone and iPad users may rarely discover the Photos app freezes up when attempting to use it, or the Photos app crashes repeatedly or is unusable when trying to open the app. Typically this is associated with an unresponsive screen as well, and the only thing you can do is exit out of the Photos app, being unable to view any pictures, videos, or anything else within Photos app of iOS. Sometimes you can open Photos app, but all of the pictures and videos are blank white thumbnails, and trying to access any of that media freezes the app.

Reduce Eye Strain From Your iPhone or iPad

Headaches or drying eyes could be signs you’re looking at your mobile devices too often each day. Cutting back on the use of those devices might be the best advice to correct these problems. Unfortunately, work and family commitments might make that impossible. Instead, you can try the following solutions to reduce eye strain from your iPhone or iPad.

The Exposure Triangle: aperture, shutter speed and ISO explained

The Exposure Triangle sounds like the name of a complex spy novel, but in reality this is the term used for the three fundamental elements of exposure: aperture, shutter speed and ISO.

How to use an eGPU with a Mac, including older models

Apple is not know for making it easy to use add third party hardware to their computers. In fact it is notoriously difficult, often impossible, to update a Mac. However, this all changed when Apple introduced a way to use external graphics processor units or eGPUs in MacOS High Sierra, now Mac owners can improve the graphics capabilities of their Macs by adding an external graphics processor.

How to get every Apple Watch Activity achievement badge

Here's how to earn every single Apple Watch Activity achievement badge and one-off challenge, from Perfect Month to Move Goal 400%.

10 Fitbit Versa essential tips and tricks

The Fitbit Versa may be a fairly straightforward smartwatch, but that doesn't mean you won't need the odd bit of guidance before you master it.

How to send a text message from a computer

Sending texts from your computer is extremely useful in dozens of situations. Perhaps you lost your phone and need to send a message to someone, maybe you’re over your monthly text limit and still need to get in touch with your friends, or you may just hate typing on a tiny keyboard. Whatever the case may be, it’s easier than you might think to learn how to send a text message from a computer.

There are hundreds of online services out there that’ll get the job done, but none of them are quite as simple and reliable as the methods outlined below.

How to change your Mac username

It is possible to change the username on your Mac to something else - perhaps because you've changed your name, inherited someone else Mac, or due to a misspelling. Here's how to change a Mac username and the associated Home directory name.

The Best Ways to Use Gmail on Your Mac

Gmail is one of the most popular email products in the world. On a Mac, you can use the software through a browser as it was initially designed, or through the native Mail app. Another alternative is to bring the look and feel of the web-based Gmail to the desktop through a third-party app solution.

How to Clear WhatsApp Data Storage on iPhone

If you’re a frequent WhatsApp user, you may find that WhatsApp data and cache can take up a considerable amount of storage space on an iPhone, iPad, or Android phones, and thus it’s reasonable if some users will want to clear out WhatsApp cache and data to free up storage space on their device. Separately, some users may want to delete WhatsApp data for privacy purposes.

How Safe Are My Photos on WhatsApp?

Millions of people use WhatsApp to send pictures, messages, and other confidential information to friends and family members around the world. The amount of people who use WhatsApp suggests that many people find it safe, or safe enough.

18 things to tweak when setting up a new MacBook

After you have jumped through the initial screens from the Mac Setup Assistant that had you log in with your Apple ID, connect to a network and so on, your work is not done. Here are 18 settings to change or at least check on your new MacBook.

Mac problem-solving

A list of articles to help you solve problems on Macs running Sierra, High Sierra, and Mojave (10.12-10.14).

Reverse dark mode to menubar and dock only

Mojave Dark Mode includes a new full Dark Mode. If this modes is to black for you, there is a possibility to reverse to the macOS High Sierra dark mode. The following procedure disables the full Mojave dark mode and only enables a dark menubar and dock just like macOS High Sierra.

Follow these steps:

  1. System Preferences ▸ General ▸ Appearance: Light
  2. In Terminal, paste this command:
    defaults write -g NSRequiresAquaSystemAppearance -bool true
  3. Go to  ▸ Log Out
  4. Log back in
  5. System Preferences ▸ General ▸ Appearance: Dark
    Dark mode is now active only on the menu bar and dock.
    If you want to reverse this, change the Terminal command:
    defaults write -g NSRequiresAquaSystemAppearance -bool false