Author Archives: Moe

10 Hidden Gestures and Shortcuts on the iPhone

Your iPhone is packed with hidden touch gestures and shortcuts you could use, if only you knew about them. You might have discovered some of these already, but Apple is always adding more new gestures. Here are 10 of our favorites. Tap the Menu Bar to Scroll to the Top In practically any app, you can tap the menu bar ... Read More »

From Pac-Man to Pianos: The Dumbest Touch Bar Apps We Could Find

Apple put a touch screen on their keyboard, but they don’t want developers using it as a display. No sir. To quote their Human Interface Guidelines for developers: The Touch Bar shouldn’t display alerts, messages, scrolling content, static content, or anything else that commands the user’s attention or distracts from their work on the main screen. So that’s what the ... Read More »

How to Enable the Compass in Apple Maps

It’s incredibly useful to see both a map and a compass at the same time, but Apple Maps doesn’t display both by default. With a quick tweak, we can fix that, and put the two tools in the same place at the same time. The compass function has been built into the iPhone since the release of the iPhone 3G ... Read More »

What Is the Maximum Size a Windows Page File Can Be?

By Akemi Iwaya on May 18th, 2017 Whether it is just a matter of curiosity or a genuine need to know before adjusting the size of the file on your own computer, just how large can a Windows page file actually be? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question. Today’s Question & Answer session comes ... Read More »

How to Organize All the Cables Under Your Desk

If you looked under your desk and finally got fed up with the mess of cables underneath, here’s how to organize that mess and get your cables under control. Most of the time, you probably don’t care how all of your cables look in the first place. After all, they’re hidden under your desk where no one will see them ... Read More »

What Does a Windows Folder Icon With Double Blue Arrows Mean?

For the most part, many of us are familiar with the various folder icons included with Windows over the years, but once in a while, a new one shows up. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of SuperUser—a subdivision of Stack ... Read More »

How to Dim Your Hue Lights When Watching Movies in Plex

Why manually dim the lights during movie time when your media server can do it for you? With a little tweaking, you can set Plex Media Server to automatically adjust your Hue smart bulbs with custom lighting schemes for movie time, intermission, and the end of the film. We’re pretty big media center fans here at How-To Geek, and we’re passionate ... Read More »

How to Get the Most Out of Your Android TV

If you’re an Android user, Android TV is a great way to bring your mobile OS (and your favorite apps) to the big screen. And if you’re looking to get more from your Android TV box, this is a collection of few tips and tricks to help supercharge your experience. If you’re really looking for more information on Android TV ... Read More »

How to Seamlessly Run Windows Programs on Your Mac with Parallels

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Sometimes, Mac users need to run Windows software. Maybe there’s a program you need for work that doesn’t offer a Mac version, or maybe you occasionally need to test websites in Internet Explorer. Whatever you need Windows for, Parallels is the best tool for the job. Why Use Parallels Instead of Boot Camp or VirtualBox? Sure, you could set up ... Read More »

How to Save the Command Prompt’s Output to a Text File in Windows

Saving the output of a Windows Command Prompt command is a great way to get a nice neat copy to share with support staff, analyze longer outputs using your favorite text editor, or otherwise interact with the output with more flexibility than staying in the command window allows for. To redirect the output of a command to a text file instead of ... Read More »