Bug in FaceTime Lets Callers Hear Your Audio Even if You Haven’t Accepted the Call – Also How to Disable FaceTime

Bug in FaceTime Lets Callers Hear Your Audio Even if You Haven’t Accepted the Call – Also How to Disable FaceTime

In the past 24 hours it was revealed, and then admitted by Apple, that a bug in the FaceTime app was allowing FaceTime callers to listen in on the audio of what was going on around the recipient’s device before the recipient picked up the call. And if the recipient pressed the button to reject the call, instead of ending the call it would start broadcasting video from the recipient’s device as well!

Amazon Finally Selling Current Apple Products Like iPhones, iPads, in Time for Christmas

Amazon Finally Selling Current Apple Products Like iPhones, iPads, in Time for Christmas

If you’ve ever tried to buy the latest Apple products on Amazon, particularly products like an iPhone or an iPad or an Apple Watch, or a related accessory by Apple, you may have been frustrated at the limited availability. While older models and refurbs were often available, the latest and greatest was never before sold on Amazon. That all changed this past week, as Apple and Amazon reached an agreement that allows Amazon to sell current Apple products.

How to Rotate, Tilt or Tip and Add Text or an Image at an Angle in Preview – It’s So Easy!

How to Rotate, Tilt or Tip and Add Text or an Image at an Angle in Preview – It’s So Easy!

Those of you who read the Internet Patrol regularly know that it’s super-easy to paste one image into another in Preview, but did you know that you can also easily rotate or tilt that second image to any slanted angle that you want? And you can do the same for text! You can rotate it, tip it, slant it, even make it vertical! It’s all easy, once you know how!

iPhone WiFi or Bluetooth Automatically Turns Back On? Here’s Why and What to Do About It

iPhone WiFi or Bluetooth Automatically Turns Back On? Here’s Why and What to Do About It

Ever since the update to iOS 11, people have been stymied as to why, after they turn off bluetooth or wifi, it magically (and annoyingly) turns itself back on. You know you turned it off… you checked to make sure that it was off after you turned it off, only to find your bluetooh, or wifi, or both turned back on hours later! Here’s why, and how to turn it off until you actually want it on.

How to Get Mac Mail to Show Threaded Conversations and How to Turn on Threaded Conversations Only for Selected Mailboxes

How to Get Mac Mail to Show Threaded Conversations and How to Turn on Threaded Conversations Only for Selected Mailboxes

You know that the Mac Mail app can organize your email into threaded conversations, but how to actually get it to do that – how to set the conversation view in Mac Mail – is weirdly not obvious. However the reason that it’s not obvious how to turn on threaded conversations in Mac Mail actually relates to a nifty aspect of the threaded view feature. Read on!

Where Messages are Archived and Stored on a Mac and How to Search All of Your iMessage Messages or iChat Messages

Where Messages are Archived and Stored on a Mac and How to Search All of Your iMessage Messages or iChat Messages

Let’s say you want to search all of the text messages that you have received on your Mac via Messages (formerly iChat), sent using Apple’s iMessage system, because you know someone sent you some information via chat messages, but you can’t remember who, or you can remember who but it was so long ago that scrolling back on your iPhone or in your Mac’s Messages chat window would take forever. Here are two methods to search all of your archived Mac messages at once.

Allow Button not Working when App is Blocked from Loading on Mac? This May be the Problem! Plus How to Get that ‘from Anywhere’ Option Back

Allow Button not Working when App is Blocked from Loading on Mac? This May be the Problem! Plus How to Get that ‘from Anywhere’ Option Back

Depending on your security and privacy settings on your Apple Mac, you may get a message that software or an app you were installing “was blocked from opening because it is not from an identified developer.” And when you try to override it, the ‘Allow’ or ‘Open Anyway’ button doesn’t work. The explanation below may be why!

Can’t Download Gmail after an OS Update or Upgrade? This May be the Problem

Can’t Download Gmail after an OS Update or Upgrade? This May be the Problem

Lots of people put off updating or upgrading their operating system (OS) because every update or upgrade to an OS seems to come with a raft of problems and issues. Whether you use a Mac or a Windows machine, an update or upgrade can cause problems with retrieving email in general, and Gmail in particular. In the Mac world these come from updates to OS X (now on version 10.13, known as High Sierra). If you are using Windows, the current version is Windows 10.

How to Change or Get Rid of the Quote Attribution Line in the Mac’s Mail.app Mail Program – Updated for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Too!

How to Change or Get Rid of the Quote Attribution Line in the Mac’s Mail.app Mail Program – Updated for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Too!

If you are anything like me, you quickly got tired of having to delete the “On such-and-such a date, so-and-so wrote:” attribution quote line every ..single ..time ..you replied to an email in Mac’s native mail program, Mail.app. Oddly, given how friendly the Mac generally is, there is no way to alter, customize, edit, or remove that infernal line through preferences. Or, really, through any other obvious way. Here’s how to change it. Here is how to fix it for all versions, including the change for 10.8 Mountain Lion!