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How to Enable Git Tab Autocomplete on Your Mac

  Matt Cone       January 21, 2021

The git version control system is a popular choice among developers when working with source code. Git is automatically installed on every Mac by default, but you might want to enable the git tab autocomplete feature to help you automatically complete commands and branch names. This feature is a must-have if you work with long branch names. For example, if you typed git checkout ma and then pressed the Tab key, git tab autocomplete would automatically fill in the rest of the branch name, like this: git checkout main.

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How to Disable Siri on Your iPad

  Matt Cone       January 21, 2021

Siri is Apple’s virtual voice assistant. Freely available on all of Apple’s devices, including iPads, Siri can help you find information, add calendar events, and send email. While many people find Siri helpful, some people find it distracting. Others worry about the privacy implications of their voice commands being sent to Apple. In any event, there’s a quick and easy way to turn off Siri on your iPad. Here’s how to disable Siri on your iPad:

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Connect Your MacBook to the Internet Using an Ethernet Adapter

  Matt Cone       January 20, 2021

Using an ethernet cable has always been a popular way to connect to the internet, but newer MacBooks don’t have ethernet ports. Fortunately, with the help of a low-cost ethernet adapter, you can connect an ethernet cable to your MacBook. The ethernet adapter is a dongle that plugs into your MacBook’s USB-C port. We recommend the Belkin USB-C ethernet adapter. This adapter works natively with your MacBook and macOS, and it supports gigabit internet speeds.

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How to Change Your iPad's DNS Servers

  Matt Cone       January 19, 2021

Just like in macOS, you can change the DNS servers on your iPad. This can significantly speed up Safari and other iPad apps that use the internet. For a general introduction to DNS, and to learn why you would want to change the DNS servers on your iPad, see How to Change Your Mac’s DNS Servers. Before we start, you should know a couple things about how your iPad handles DNS.

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How to Change the Default Search Engine on iPad

  Matt Cone       January 19, 2021

By default, your iPad’s search engine is set to Google when using the Safari web browser. Fortunately, there’s a quick way to change your iPad’s default search engine from Google to another search engine like DuckDuckGo or Ecosia. Here’s how to change the default search engine on your iPad: From the iPad’s home screen, tap Settings. Tap Safari. Tap Search Engine. Tap the name of the search engine you want to use on your iPad.

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How to Repeat One Song in the Mac's Music Application

  Matt Cone       January 18, 2021

Sometimes you just want to play one song over and over again on repeat. It’s easy to do this in the Music application on your Mac. Once this feature is enabled, the song you start playing will play over and over again until you pause the music. Here’s how to repeat one song in your Mac’s Music application: In your Mac’s Music application, click the repeat icon repeatedly until a “1” appears on the icon, as shown below.

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How to Change the Default Search Engine on iPhone

  Matt Cone       January 18, 2021

By default, your iPhone’s search engine is set to Google when using the Safari web browser. Fortunately, there’s a quick way to change your iPhone’s default search engine from Google to another search engine like DuckDuckGo or Ecosia. Here’s how to change the default search engine on your iPhone: From the iPhone’s home screen, tap Settings. Tap Safari. Tap Search Engine. Tap the name of the search engine you want to use on your iPhone.

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How to Forward Text Messages to Your Mac

  Matt Cone       January 17, 2021

Not everyone owns an iPhone, and that means that many text messages are still sent as SMS/MMS text messages. You can forward these text messages from your iPhone to your Mac so they appear in the Messages application on your Mac (you can also respond to the text messages from your Mac). This is a great feature for people who want to do all of their texting from their Mac.

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How to Forward Text Messages to Your iPad

  Matt Cone       January 17, 2021

Many text messages are still sent as SMS/MMS text messages, and you can forward these text messages from your iPhone to your iPad so they appear in the Messages application on your iPad (you can also respond to the text messages from your iPad). This is a great feature for people who want to do all of their texting from their iPad. Here’s how to forward text messages to from your iPhone to your iPad:

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How to Find Your iPad's IP Address

  Matt Cone       January 17, 2021

Your iPad is assigned something called an IP address when it connects to a Wi-Fi network. Other devices that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network can use this unique identifier to transfer information to and from your iPad. If this sounds confusing, it might help to think of an IP address as your iPad’s home address. Just like physical mail, which is routed to your home via a unique address, digital information is routed to your iPad using an IP address.



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