How To Select Which Notes Appear In The Notes Widget [iOS]

With the arrival of iOS 10, the Notes app gained a widget. The widget was added as part of one of the incremental iOS 10 updates and was not part of iOS 10.0. Widgets, for those who don't know, were added in iOS 10 and they appear on the Spotlight search screen and on your lock screen. The Notes app and the widget don't have any settings specifically for the widget. The widget can show you up to three recent notes from your iCloud notes. If you want it to show notes from the 'On my iPhone' account, there doesn't seem to be a way to do that. The good news is, it's possible to select which account the Notes widget show notes from and it's rather simple. Read More

How To Create Groups In Snapchat

Snapchat has always been about one-on-one conversations. If there's something you want to share with multiple people, you can add it to your story for everyone to see. That's how it works; you either share something with your friends one-by-one, or you publicize it for everyone to see. To make sharing a story with select friends easier, Snapchat has (finally) introduced groups. You can create a group of sixteen friends and share a story with them all at once. Here's how you can create groups in Snapchat. Read More

How To ‘Save’ An Instagram Post From Your Feed

Instagram has slowly been adding Snapchat like features with past updates. It's made a somewhat decent effort at mimicking these feature. For the most part, Instagram has focused on new features without making any improvements to how it works. The UI might have changed but the functionality is more or less the same as it was since the app was first released. In a recent update, Instagram has finally added a feature aimed at improving the user experience; a bookmark feature. Users can now save posts they like to their account. Here's how it works. Read More

Get An Alert When You Turn Caps Lock On/Off In macOS

The Caps key is precariously placed between the Shift and Tab keys. Both are used often. The Caps key also roughly sits next to the letter A key. All three are used quite often but the same cannot be said for the Caps key. If you often accidentally strike the Caps key on your Apple keyboard, you only find out about it when you start typing. Captin is a free macOS app that gives you an HUD alert and a sound alert when you turn Caps On/Off. The app is feature rich with a Dock icon and a menu bar icon that indicates the state of the Caps key. Here's how it works. Read More

Remove The Netflix Next Episode Countdown & Are You Watching Prompt [Chrome]

It is perfectly normal for Netflix users to binge watch a series. Many series, the ones that aren't original Netflix titles, are made available only after a complete season has aired. It lends to even more binge-watching. Netflix, for some reason, doesn't believe a single person can binge-watch an entire season of Breaking Bad. If you let your screen sit idle for too long or you've been watching too long it asks you if you're still watching. Additionally, between two episodes of the same series, there is a countdown that runs before the next episode plays. You can skip it but it would be better if it weren't there to begin with. Flex Assist is a Chrome extension that lets you remove the Netflix next episode countdown as well as the are you still watching prompt. Read More

How To Use Shazam Inside Snapchat To Find & Listen To Songs

Snapchat often partners with other services and brands to give its users special in-app features. The latest service to join forces with Snapchat is Shazam. Shazam lets you identify songs and the service is so popular that even Siri uses it. With Snapchat, you can use it to identify and listen to the song playing in your vicinity. It doesn't let you send the song to a friend or add it to your Snapchat. You can use Shazam inside Snapchat so that you don't have to leave the app to identify or listen to a song. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Hide A Message In An iMessage Thread

The sticker apps for iMessages seem to keep coming. Every time a new movie title is released, a sticker app for iMessages appears to be part of the marketing for it. We're not saying there is anything wrong with that. There's a Moana sticker pack that we love and not just for the chicken featured in it. These apps are mostly stickers with very few aimed at productivity. Hide Messages is yet another sticker app for iMessages that suggests an alternative use for stickers; use them to hide a message in an iMessage thread. The stickers in this app feature nothing but white blocks. You drag & drop them onto a message and it will obstruct the text for you, and everyone else in it. Read More

How To Find Out Which iMessage App A Sticker Is From

iMessage apps for the most part are stickers. Some are free, others are paid. Just about all major entertainment titles have released sticker apps for iMessages. There are stickers for Moana, The Avengers, Star Wars, Pokèmon, and Simon's Cat. The list is endless. Many stickers come from very popular titles and are easy to recognize but not all stickers are like that. If your friend sends you an iMessage sticker, or you've used one but can't remember which app it was from, there is a simple way to find out which iMessage app a sticker is from. Read More

How To Get The Apple TV App Outside The US Region

Apple has just released the stable version of iOS 10.2 to users worldwide. This new version brings the Apple TV app to iOS devices. This app, meant to replace the Videos app, lets you download and watch movies from the iTunes store. It also lets you connect a TV provider account from the Settings app. The TV app is only available to users in the US region but that doesn't mean users outside this region can't get it. To get the Apple TV app outside the US region, you need to change the App Store country. Read More

How To Fix 100% Disk Usage After Windows Update KB3201845

Windows 10 just received a new update and like all previous updates this too comes with its own set of problems. This time the problem is increased disk usage. If your disk usage, as reported by the Task Manager, is consistently at 100% or above 90% for no real reason then you might be suffering from the update's side effects. The good news is; the fix is pretty simple. The bad news is; it's not permanent and each time you reboot your system you will have to repeat the fix. Here's what you need to do to fix 100% disk usage after Windows Update KB3201845. Read More

How To Get Rid Of Spam Event Invitations In The Calendar App [iOS]

The Calendar app in iOS has lately begun to spam users. Notifications for upcoming events that are essentially scam sales or that contain suspicious sales links have begun to appear on devices. The events have been created by people who aren't in your contacts' list and because most users sync the Calendar app between their iPhones and their Macs, these invites have been plaguing both. There are several ways of dealing with the spam problem. Here's what you should do to get rid of spam event invitations in the Calendar app from your iPhone or iPad. Read More

How To Use The Nearby Tracking Feature In Pokèmon Go

Tracking Pokèmon in Pokèmon Go was a very buggy feature when the game first launched because the game servers were usually always under immense load and tracking wasn't very reliable. Niantic responded to the many players complaints directed towards this feature by removing. They instead added a 'Sightings' feature to compensate for it and rolled out an experimental 'Nearby' feature to select users. The Nearby tracking feature in Pokèmon Go is an improved version of the original tracking feature and it has now been made available to players in other regions. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Enable Notifications For A Facebook Post Without Leaving A Comment

When you leave a comment on a Facebook post, you start receiving notifications for all new comments on the post. If the post in question is a major life event announcement, the new comments and their notifications quickly become annoying. The good news is that you can turn them off. For posts that you do want to follow and get updates for, you normally have to leave a comment on them. There is however a better way to enable notifications for a Facebook post without leaving a comment. Here's how. Read More

How To Download Movies In 1080p From iTunes In Windows

iTunes has HD movies that you can rent or buy. HD movies are available in two resolutions; 720p and 1080p. By default, when you download movie from the iTunes store, it downloads the 720p version even when there is a 1080p version available. It doesn't prompt you to select the resolution you want to download the movie in. Instead, it assumes you want the movie HD but in the lowest resolution available for HD. To download movies in 1080p from iTunes, you need to tweak its preferences a bit. Here's what you need to do. Read More

How To Transfer Multiple Pokèmon To Professor Willow In Pokèmon Go

Pokèmon Go lets you keep 250 Pokèmon in your bag. If you consider just how many Pidgeys and Rattatas appear on average, and you decide to catch them just for the XP, your bag is going to fill up very quickly. There is a very simple way to work around this; transfer the Pokèmon to Professor Willow. The feature has been part of the game from the very start. Originally, you had to transfer one Pokèmon at a time. An update to the app now lets you transfer multiple Pokèmon at once. Here's how. Read More

Check If Your PC Meets The Windows Holographic App Requirements

Microsoft is one the bigger companies dabbing in virtual and augmented reality. It's headset, the Hololens should be available to consumers some time next year. The Hololens is going to be expensive and it's going to require a fairly decent system to run. If you have the cash to spend on a Hololens headset, chances are you have a system that can handle its requirements. To be on the safe side though, you can run a check to see if any of your hardware components need to be updated. This check can only be run if you have the Windows 10 Insider Build 14971 running on your system. Here's what you need to do. Read More

Select Which Browser Gmail Opens Links In On Your iPhone

Chrome, Firefox, and Safari are three of the most popular browsers available for iOS.  Because iOS is a closed and restricted system, you usually end up using Safari. Apps like Twitter and Facebook have their own built-in browsers but any time an app needs to open a link and it doesn't have a built-in browser, you are forced to use Safari. Gmail for iOS has long had the ability to circumvent this. All links that you open in Gmail automatically open in Chrome if you have it installed on your system. A recent update to Gmail has now added the ability to select the browser Gmail opens links in. It's also added a feature that lets you select a browser each time you tap a link. Here's how to set it up. Read More

How To Add A Period By Double Tapping The Space Bar In Windows

Phones have a neat, quick-typing trick; when you hit the space bar twice, a period is automatically added. This saves time because you aren't required to switch to a different keyboard layout to add the period. This is an OS trick and is available system-wide on phones and you can use it when you're texting or typing a new Facebook status. Unfortunately, this features is restricted to phones for the most part. In Windows, you cannot automatically add a period by double tapping the space bar. The good news it, you can use an AutoHotkey script to add this functionality to all apps. Here's how. Read More

How To Use The Citation Feature In Google Docs, Sheets, And Slides

There is a new citation feature in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slide that lets you insert a citation in MLA, APA, and Chicago format for articles and links you find in Google Explore. It works inside the document, spreadsheet, or presentation you have open and lets you insert a reference to a source you are citing The reference appears at the bottom of the page you cited it on. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Show/Hide The Notifications Number Badge In The System Tray In Windows 10

Windows has long had a notifications system. In Windows 10, it was finally unified with the Action Center panel. Action Center itself is a long standing feature of Windows but it has become a more recognized feature now that it can be accessed as a side panel. The Action Center is where all notifications reside. You can open it to view recent notifications and click a notification to take you to the app. Its System Tray icon shows a number badge to indicate the number of new notifications you have. When you have new notifications, this icon is filled out and if you think that is indication enough, then you have the option to disable the number badge on the icon. Here's how. Read More