How to Change Your Instagram Profile Photo

Got a new photo and want to show it off to your Instagram followers? Instagram makes it easy to change your profile picture.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
November 18, 2021

Got a new photo and want to show it off to your Instagram followers? Instagram makes it easy to change your profile picture.

Unlike Facebook, you can change your profile picture without posting. There is no notification when you change your profile photo, it just changes. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for. iPhone/iPad and Android using Instagram

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On your iPhone/iPad or Android phone, use the Instagram app to update your profile picture.

First, launch the Instagram app on your phone. In the app, from the bar at the bottom, select the profile icon (which is the last icon in that row). Refer to the below image:

Accessing your profile

Next, on your profile screen, beneath your profile details, tap the Edit Profile option. See the below image:

Selecting Edit Profile option

Now, beneath your current profile picture, tap Change Profile Photo. See the following image:

Selecting to change profile photo

Next, from the bottom of your app, Instagram will open a Change Profile Photo or Synced Profile Photo menu.

Now, if you want to replace your profile picture with a picture saved on your phone, tap New Profile Photo in the menu. To add a photo from your Facebook profile, tap Import from Facebook.

Tip: Use the Remove Profile Photo option if you simply want to delete the current picture from your Instagram profile.

We will choose the Choose From Library option. Refer to the below image:

Selecting where to get your profile photo

Next, Instagram will open your phone’s gallery. Here, select the photo that you would like to make your profile picture on Instagram. When you select a photo, the app will display editing options that are optional. Tap Done to continue. See the below image:

Selecting your profile photo

Now, Instagram will take you to your profile page, and you will see your new profile picture there. Tap Done to continue. See the following image:

Your new profile photo

Next, if you have enabled Sync profile photo, (from Choose From Library screen above) your new photo will be synced to Facebook. Tap OK to continue. Refer to the below image:

Syncing enabled

Now, go back to the above screen and tap Manage Sync Settings. A confirmation dialog will be displayed regarding your profile photo sync between Facebook and Instagram. See the below image:

Your sync confirmation

Next, exit Instagram.

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How to Delete a Focus From iPhone/iPad

In iOS/iPad OS 15, Apple’s Focus feature lets you set up Focus modes, that when enabled, help reduce distractions and allow you to turn your attention to things more important.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
November 17,2021

In iOS/iPad OS 15, Apple’s Focus feature lets you set up Focus modes, that when enabled, help reduce distractions and allow you to turn your attention to things more important.

iOS/iPadOS 15‌ comes with a handful of pre-set Focus modes, like Sleep, Personal, and Work, and you can also create your own custom configurations to filter notifications based on what you are doing. But how do you delete a Focus you no longer use? Let’s explore how to do this.

This is for the iPhone and iPad running iOS or iPadOS 15 or higher

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Can I Remove Any Focus

Along with the custom Focus, you can also delete the default Personal, Sleep, and Work modes, provided you have set them up. Since Focus syncs to all your devices connected to the same iCloud account, removing one from iPhone or iPad will also erase it from the other devices.

Remove a Focus

First, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing the Settings app

Next, scroll down and tap on Focus. See the below image:

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Selecting the Focus option

Now, if you want to delete a Focus from just one iPhone or iPad, then you will need to toggle OFF the switch for Share Across Devices. After that, the changes you make to the Focus modes on your iPhone or iPad will not sync to the other devices connected to the same iCloud account. If you want it deleted from all devices, continue on to the next step. See the following image:

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Toggle OFF the Share Across Devices for deletion of Focus on one device

Next, on the confirmation pop up, tap OK. Refer to the below image:

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Confirm your Share Across Device toggle

Now, tap on a Focus mode you wish to remove. When it opens, scroll down and select Delete Focus. See the below image:

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Selecting to delete a Focus

Next, select Delete Focus from the confirmation pop-up window. See the following image:

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Deleting a Focus

Repeat the process for each Focus you want to remove, then close the Settings app.

Quote For the Day

That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.

Steve Jobs

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How to Set Google Search Results Per Page

By default, when you search for something on Google, the site displays 10 results per page. If you would like to see more results, you can increase the results count from a Settings option on Google. (Note! As of this writing, this feature is only available for the desktop).

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
November 16, 2021

By default, when you search for something on Google, the site displays 10 results per page. If you would like to see more results, you can increase the results count from a Settings option on Google. (Note! As of this writing, this feature is only available for the desktop). In this blog post, we will show you how easily this is done.

This is for desktop devices using Google Search

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To view more search results without having to click the next page number for your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, first, open a web browser on your computer and access the Google site.

At the bottom right-hand corner of the Google site, click Settings. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Google Search Settings

Next, from the pop-up menu that opens, select Search settings. See the below image:

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Accessing Search settings option

Now, on the Search Settings page, from the left sidebar, select Search results. See the following image:

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Accessing Search results option

Next, on the right pane, you will see a Results per page slider. To increase the number of results per page, drag this slider to the right. Beneath the slider, you will see the number of search results you can enable on Google. Your options are 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, and 100. (Note! Your searches will be slower if you choose to display more results per page than the default). Refer to the below image:

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Setting the slider for the number of search results per page

Now, to save your changes, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click Save. See the below image:

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Save your changes

Next, in the prompt, Your preferences have been saved, click OK. See the following image:

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Confirming your changes

You will now see your selected number of search results per page on Google Search on your desktop. If you ever want to modify this option, you can head to the same menu and choose a new number.

Here is a helpful insight on using Google Search for you to consider. As of this writing, Chrome 95 has a bug in its Reading List option. To research, this or any other problem, start with the highest level then drill-down levels. For example, you would enter the following text for the search:

Google Chrome 95 Reading List option Add current tab is dimmed

The highest level is Google, next is Chrome 95, and so on. You will get better search results by following this guideline.

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When you’re an engineer, you want to analyze things a lot. But if you believe that the most important data points are people, then you have to make conclusions in relatively short order. Because you want to push the people who are doing great. And you want to either develop the people who are not or, in a worst case, they need to be somewhere else.

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How to Disable Safari Website Tinting

In iOS 15, Apple introduced a range of changes to its native iPhone web browser, Safari. Some of them were controversial, such as the decision to move the URL address bar to the bottom of the screen, but others were less so, and Apple eventually provided options so that you could customize the browser to suit their own preferences.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
November 11, 2021

In iOS 15, Apple introduced a range of changes to its native iPhone web browser, Safari. Some of them were controversial, such as the decision to move the URL address bar to the bottom of the screen, but others were less so, and Apple eventually provided options so that you could customize the browser to suit their own preferences.

One of those options is the ability to disable website tinting. Tinting happens when the color of the Safari interface changes around the tabs, bookmark, and navigation button areas to match the color of the website you are viewing.

The idea behind tinting is that it allows the browser interface to fade into the background and create a more immersive experience. However, the effect does not sit well with everyone, and some users are put off by it. Fortunately, Apple chose to include an option to turn it off. It’s easy to disable this feature, let’s find out.

This is for devices using Safari in iOS or iPadOS 15 or higher

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On the iPhones X and later models with a notch, it’s pretty prominent. But the older iPhone models will only see it while scrolling.

First, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, Refer to below image:

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Accessing Settings app

Next, scroll down to Safari, and select it. See below image:

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Accessing Safari option

Now, scroll down till you see the Tabs section. From there, toggle OFF (it is ON by default) the switch for Allow Website Tinting. See the following image:

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Disable Tinting feature

Next, close the Settings app. You will have to force quit Safari on your iPhone or iPad and reopen it to see the change.

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How to Use “Shared with You” on iPhone/iPad

For years, Apple devices have made it easy to share nearly anything. Website links, videos, photos; you name it, chances are it’s easy to share via Messages, especially if you are sharing with other Apple users. Finding the media and links others share with you was not always easy until now.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
November 10, 2021

For years, Apple devices have made it easy to share nearly anything. Website links, videos, photos; you name it. Chances are it’s easy to share via Messages, especially if you are sharing with other Apple users. Finding the media and links others share with you was not always easy until now. Let’s explore this feature.

This is for iPhone and iPad running iOS or iPadOS 15 or higher

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What is Shared with You

Shared with You is a feature built into multiple apps on both iPhone and iPad that automatically gathers together any content your contacts have sent you. It works in Messages, but is also built into Apple Music, Apple TV, Podcasts, Photos, and Safari.

This feature works in two ways. First, you can easily view all the various media a contact has shared with you in Messages. Second, you can view all the Apple TV shows, for example, that all of your contacts have shared with you, directly inside that app.

Shared with You is a new feature as of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 or higher, but it works with content sent from older iOS and iPadOS versions. It will even work automatically with some content sent from other devices.

How to Use in Messages

The easiest way to use Shared with You is not all that different from how you would find a friend’s recommendations. First, open the Messages app, then find a conversation with the person whose content you wish to see. Refer to below image:

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A Contact to share with

Now, on this screen you will see some of the contact’s details as you would have before. At the bottom of the screen, you will now notice a new section with media that contact has shared with you. See below image for sharing of Links:

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Sharing a link

How to Use in Safari

Shared with You makes it easy to see all the links to various websites and articles that contacts have sent you.

First, open Safari, then open a new tab to get to the Start Page. Now, scroll down until you see the Shared with You section. Tap any of the links here to open them in a new tab. See the following image:

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Safari Shared with You section

If you do not see a Shared with You section, you might not have it enabled in the Start Page.

To enable the Shared with You section, next, scroll to the bottom of the Start Page and tap Edit. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Edit to enable Shared with You

Now, find and enable the Shared with You toggle. See below image:

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Enable/disable Shared with You

How to Use in Other Apps

While the Messages app provides the easiest way to see everything a given contact has shared, it’s not the only way to use Shared with You. You can also see content shared by your contacts in any supported app.

As of this writing, Shared With You is available for Apple TV, Messages, Photos, Podcasts, and Music.

Too Much Sharing

We all know people who seem to share everything they stumble across on social media. If you know more than one of that sort of person, they could quickly overwhelm you with notifications and content.

The good news is that if you are not interested in seeing some or all Shared with You content, you can turn it off. You can either disable Shared with You entirely or simply turn off the feature on a per-app basis.

First, to disable Shared with You features, open the Settings app. See following image:

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Accessing Settings app

Now, go to Messages. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Messages option

Next, tap Shared With You. See the below image:

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Accessing Shared with You

Here you can customize whether you want to use Shared with You at all or only in certain apps. See following image:

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Enable/disable Shared with You

Quote For the Day

As individuals, people are inherently good. I have a somewhat more pessimistic view of people in groups. And I remain extremely concerned when I see what’s happening in our country, which is in many ways the luckiest place in the world. We don’t seem to be excited about making our country a better place for our kids.

Steve Jobs

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How to Use iCloud+ to “Hide my Email”

With the introduction of iOS 15, Apple revamped its paid iCloud plans to “‌iCloud‌+” to reflect the fact that subscribers now get access to additional privacy features like Hide My Email.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
November 9, 2021

With the introduction of iOS 15, Apple revamped its paid iCloud plans to “‌iCloud‌+” to reflect the fact that subscribers now get access to additional privacy features like Hide My Email.

This feature builds on the idea of Sign in With Apple by providing you with unique, random email addresses that forward to your personal inbox whenever you want to keep your personal email address private. Let’s explore how to set up Hide my Email feature.

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The Requirements

To use the Hide My Email feature, you need an iCloud+ or Apple One subscription. (Even the $0.99 per month subscription works.) You will also need an email address. Additionally, your iPhone or iPad must be running iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 (or higher.

It’s worth noting that Hide My Email originally debuted as part of the Sign in With Apple service that shipped with iOS 13 in 2019. If you do not have a paid iCloud+ account, you can still use Hide My Email as part of Sign in With Apple for free.

Privacy Breches

Is your email being comprised? If you are like millions of others, your email is comprised. Most major carriers have a mobile security app. We are using AT&T Mobile Security where we have comprised emails. Refer to the below image:

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Our AT&T comprised emails

To find out if you have comprised passwords, head to:

Settings > Passwords > Security Recommendations

and tap an entry to see additional information. See the below image where our email address has been comprised for time.com:

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Our comprised passwords

Create “Hide my Email”

To use Hide My Email, you will need to access your iCloud options in the Settings app. First, open Settings on your iPhone or iPad by tapping the grey gear icon, usually on your Home screen. See the following image:

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Selecting Settings

Next, tap your Apple ID name at the very top of Settings. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing your Apple ID

Now, in Apple ID settings, tap iCloud. See the below image:

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Accessing iCloud

Next, in iCloud settings, tap Hide My Email. If you do not see it listed, then you are not subscribed to iCloud+ or Apple One. See the following image:

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Accessing Hide My Email option

Now, tap the Create New Address link. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting to create a new address

Next, tap Continue if you have yet to create an address. See the below image:

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Selecting to continue

A potential email address will be randomly generated.

Now, type in a label for the address you just generated. We suggest using the name of the service you will be providing the random email address to (“Outlook,” for example). You can also make a note in a text box below the label. When you are done, tap Next in the upper right-hand corner of the window. See the following image:

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Adding a Label for your new address

Next, on the All Set screen, you will confirm that a unique random email address has been created. Tap Done to continue.

Now, tap the Forward To to view a list of email addresses. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting Forward To option

Next, select one from the list. When finished, tap Done in the upper right-hand corner. See the below image:

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Selecting a Forward To entry

Now, you are ready to use your new email address. When a service asks for your email address, just type in the random one provided by Apple. You will receive emails from it as you normally would, but with one exception: It will have Hide My Email listed in the To field. From here, exit Settings.

Next, open your email service and create an email. See the following image:

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Create an email using the new email address

The new email will be displayed in your Inbox. Note! We created an email to ourselves. Refer to the below image:

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Your newly created email in your Inbox

Now, navigate back to:

Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > Hide My Email

If you want to create another address, tap Create New Address. Or if you need to adjust which email address your Hide My Email addresses will forward to, tap Forward To.

Next, you will see the address you just created listed (alone with other addresses) on the Hide my Email screen.

Now, tap on your newly created entry. In our example, we are using Outlook. See the below image:

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Accessing your labeled email

Please note, if you reply to an email forwarded from Hide My Email, the recipient will see your regular email address, not the random one, so you can not use it to hide your identity in a two-way conversation. Apple-designed Hide My Email as a one-way system, mostly for protection from commercial spam.

Deactivate/Delete “Hide my Email”

If you need to remove or delete a Hide My Email address on your iPhone or iPad, you can either deactivate it or delete it completely.

Next, on the detail screen for the email address, scroll down to the bottom and select Deactivate Email Address. See the following image:

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Selecting to Deactivate an email address

Now, confirm again in the pop-up by tapping Deactivate. Refer to the below image:

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Confirming to Deactivate

Next, the deactivated email address will move into an Inactive Addresses section on the:

Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > Hide My Email

screen. To reactivate the address later, tap its name in that list, then select Reactivate Address. To delete the Hide My Email address permanently, tap Delete Address. See the below image:

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Selecting to Delete an email address

After confirming, that particular Hide My Email address will be deleted. It will not affect any emails you have in your Inbox or any of your other email accounts or addresses. If you need to delete another Hide My Email address, repeat the process above.

Quote For the Day

Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.

Steve Jobs

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How to Turn Off Entering a Password For Your Microsoft Account

Microsoft is leading the way for a passwordless future. You no longer are required passwords to login to your Microsoft account as you can now use the Microsoft Authenticator app, Windows Hello, a security key or a verification code sent via SMS or email.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
November 4, 2021

Microsoft is leading the way for a passwordless future. You no longer are required passwords to login to your Microsoft account as you can now use the Microsoft Authenticator app, Windows Hello, a security key or a verification code sent via SMS or email. Let’s explore how to setup this feature.

The company has been preparing for a passwordless future for quite some time and its reason behind is the fact that passwords can be easily manipulated.

Vasu Jakkal, Corporate VP of Microsoft’s Security, Compliance and Identity, said “Weak passwords are the entry point for the majority of attacks across enterprise and consumer accounts. There are a whopping 579 password attacks every second—that’s 18 billion every year,” Jakkal added.

This is for devices using Microsoft Account. Screenshots are from iPhone XR.

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First, install the Microsoft Authenticator app and link it to your Microsoft account. There are several authenticator apps, ensure you install the correct one from Microsoft. Refer to below image:

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Download and install the Microsoft Authenticator app

Next, open your Microsoft account. See below image:

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Your Microsoft account

Now, scroll down to Advanced security section and toggle on Passwordless account. See following image:

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Setting Passwordless account option

Then follow the on-screen prompts and approve the notification from the Authenticator app.

Your Microsoft account is now passwordless. You can always go back to using a password for your account.

Quote For the Day

A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.

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How to Drag and Drop Photos Between iPhone Apps

Multitasking can be difficult on a small phone screen. Apple’s drag and drop tool makes it easy to move photos, text, links, and more between your favorite apps. This powerful feature can improve your photo or text manipulation.

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November 3, 2021

Multitasking can be difficult on a small phone screen. Apple’s drag and drop tool makes it easy to move photos, text, links, and more between your favorite apps. This powerful feature can improve your photo or text workflow.

 iOS 15 gives you the ability to simply drag something, such as a photo, from one app, and drop it in another. No messing around with downloading items or copy and pasting. Lets see how this is done.

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Drag and Drop Requirements

There are quite a few things you can drag and drop on the iPhone. Photos and text are the most obvious, but you can also grab videos, documents, links, audio files, and PDFs. However, you will need a source and destination app that supports the feature.

Developers need to implement drag and drop support in their app, which means the feature is not available everywhere. Apple’s own apps support it, including Safari, Mail, Messages, and Files. Other supported apps include Gmail, and WhatsApp.

Drag and Drop Essentials

First, open an app that supports the feature. In our example, we will be dragging a photo from Photos to Messages, but the action is exactly the same for text, links, and other items. If you are unable to find your Photos app, navigate to your first screen and use the Spotlight Search, to find the app. Refer to below image for the Photos app:

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Accessing Photos app

Next, select a photo. See below image:

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Find a photo to drag and drop

Now, hold a finger down on a photo until you feel a little vibration. Keep your finger pressed on the screen and drag the photo until it floats. Do not stop holding the selecting object. In our example, we have moved the photo to another spot on the Photos screen, my finger is still holding down on the photo. See following image:

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Dragging a Photo while holding down my finger on the photo

Now, with a different finger, navigate around the iPhone like you normally would. Keep the first finger pressed on the photo and use your other finger to open the destination. In our example, we are dropping the photo onto a Message, then release your finger. Refer to below image:

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Dropping the photo onto a Message and releasing your finger

Quote For the Day

I was lucky – I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents’ garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years, Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees.

Steve Jobs

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How to Make YouTube Videos Fill iPhone Screen

Smartphone displays are rarely the same aspect ratio as YouTube videos. That leaves black bars on the sides. You can pinch-to-zoom to fill the screen, but if you are always doing that, you might as well make it default.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
November 2, 2021

Smartphone displays are rarely the same aspect ratio as YouTube videos. That leaves black bars on the sides. You can pinch-to-zoom to fill the screen, but if you are always doing that, you might as well make it default. Let’s explore how to setup viewing a YouTube video in full screen.

This is is for the iPhone, iPad, and Android. Screenshots are from iPhone XR.

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First, open the YouTube app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Now, tap your profile icon in the top-right-hand corner. Refer to below image:

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Accessing your Profile icon

Next, tap Settings from the menu. See below image:

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Accessing Settings

Now, go to the General section. See following image:

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Accessing General section

Next, toggle the switch for Zoom to fill screen to ON. Refer to below image:

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Toggle ON the Zoom to fill screen

Now, you will no longer need to zoom in on every YouTube video to take up the entire screen.

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An iPod, a phone, an internet mobile communicator… these are NOT three separate devices! And we are calling it iPhone! Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone. And here it is.

Steve Jobs

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How to Log Out of Facebook on All Devices

With so many devices and so many social media accounts, it can be hard to remember where you are logged in to which accounts. To protect yourself from potential hacks, it’s a good idea to log out of social media sites, like Facebook, once you are done with your session, especially if you are using someone else’s device.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
October 28, 2021

With so many devices and so many social media accounts, it can be hard to remember where you are logged in to which accounts. To protect yourself from potential hacks, it’s a good idea to log out of social media sites, like Facebook, once you are done with your session, especially if you are using someone else’s device.

But, if you forgot to log out, or suspect an unauthorized third-party login, you can still log out of all devices at once from your Facebook’s account settings. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for devices running Facebook

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Use Mobile App

If you use an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, you can use the official Facebook app to sign out from Facebook on all your devices at once.

First, launch the Facebook app on your smartphone.

In the Facebook app, tap the three horizontal lines menu. On an iPhone or iPad, this menu is at the bottom of the screen. On an Android phone, you will find this menu at the top-right corner of the display. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the Menu

Next, scroll down the Menu screen that opens, and tap Settings & Privacy. See below image:

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Accessing Settings & Privacy option

Now, select Settings. See following image:

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Accessing Settings option

Next, scroll down to the Account section. Here, tap Password and Security. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Password and Security option

Now, on the Where you’re logged In header, tap See All. (Note! My display text automatically changes size and the See All may be somewhat hidden depending on font size. See below image:

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Accessing See All option

Facebook will display the list of devices where you use your account. At the bottom of this screen, tap Log Out of All Sessions. See following image:

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Accessing Log Out Of All Sessions option

Next, select Log Out. Refer to below image:

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Confirm your action by tapping Log Out

And Facebook will log you out from all your logged-in devices!

To use your Facebook account on those devices again, you will have to enter your Facebook username and password.

If you just want to log out of one session, tap the 3-dot icon to the right of a session, then tap Log Out and the session will be removed. See below image:

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Log Out of one session

Use Facebook Site

If you are on a Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, use the Facebook site to sign yourself out from all your Facebook logged-in devices.

First, launch a web browser on your computer and open the Facebook site.

Next, at the top-right corner, click the down-arrow icon. See following image:

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Accessing the Menu

Now, select Settings & Privacy. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Settings & Privacy option

Next, choose Settings. See below image:

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Accessing Settings option

Facebook will take you to your account’s settings page. Here, in the sidebar to the left, click Security and Login. See following image:

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Accessing Security and Login option

Now, from the Where You’re Logged In section, click the See More option. Refer to below image:

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Accessing See More option

Next, you will see a list of devices where you use your Facebook account. To sign out of all these devices, click Log Out Of All Sessions at the bottom-right corner of the Where You’re Logged In section. See below image:

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Accessing Log Out Of All Sessions

Now, a Log Out of All Sessions prompt will appear. Next, click Log Out in the prompt to confirm your choice. See following image:

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Confirm your action by tapping Log Out

And Facebook will log you out from all your logged-in devices!

To use your Facebook account on those devices again, you will have to enter your Facebook username and password.

If you just want to log out of one session, click the 3-dot icon to the right of the session, then click Log Out and the session will be removed. Refer to below image:

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Log Out of one session

Quote For the Day

The thing that doesn’t fit is the thing that’s the most interesting: the part that doesn’t go according to what you expected.

Richard P Feynman

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