You can’t! Here’s a problem I don’t have an answer to. If you use the built-in balance control on iOS to move the balance to left or right, this setting is over-ridden during a mobile phone call. Worse still, even high-end headphones like Sony or Bose rely on the built-in iOS balance. (They do not…
Recently I’ve discovered Macdroid and it’s running very will in Catalina with my Google Pixel 3. I find the ‘Android File Transfer’ app very unreliable. In a previous article I recommended another solution called Pocketshare but it also has its problems. Macdorid is working wonderfully for me. Step 1 is to Enable USB debugging. To…
NOTE: This doesn’t work anymore, it’s broken in Mojave, I’ve written an updated article here about the fix. If you plug an Android phone into your computer the Photos app will open like it does with an iPhone, but it may not see the photos on your Android Phone. This happened to me on my…
If you have an Android phone it’s very easy to copy files across to your Mac computer. Just download this OS X app from android.com and plug in your phone to your USB port. You can then manually copy files across. You can download the app from here.
I just purchased this Alcatel phone. It’s a bit of a dud, I wouldn’t recommend it, but if you do end up with one, here’s how to copy contacts across from the OSX address book. I assume this will work on any mobile phone.
The iPhone has a ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode that allows you to filter incoming calls and disable incoming texts. Here’s how it works.
VOIP is where you make phone calls over your Internet connection. It can be hard to get VOIP working properly.
This hint is not strictly Macintosh, but it’s so good I have to write it up. Did you know you can get what they call a Continuous inking system (CIS) for most big name inkjet printers?
Here is how to do a good audio mod on a 4th gen color iPod photo – Apple model number A1099.
I posted some drivers for the Samsung D900 mobile phone.
Dictate 2.0 “learns” better than any previous version via training in the Recognition window, as well as through the Vocabulary Training feature.
I’ve changed the look of the macintoshhowto.com. The orange and black is gone, replaced by a new WordPress theme called iblog that has more of an Apple feel. The entire site is also now iphone friendly.
The children have a new iPod touch for Christmas and you want them to be able to download free apps, without being able to download paid apps to your credit card. Here is how to set up a free account without a credit card.
There was a knock on the door at 10 past 8 this morning – it was the Snow Leopard delivery man. I live in Dubbo, NSW, 6 hours drive from Sydney. I can’t believe Apple’s efficiency!
Here’s the cheapest way I could find to make a conference call that uses your computer to set up a conference call between any normal landline phones.
The Optus D736 I think is a Bird D736.
I know this is a little of the ‘Macintosh’ topic but I thought I’d post it anyway.
I just got a Samsung SGH D900i mobile phone but it doesn’t sync address book contacts across bluetooth or USB. I modified the isync plugin and now it’s working!
Well it seems that OSX won’t recognise any Samsung phones. So to get my samsung D900i working on OSX I had to do this…