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How to Turn Off NAT-PMP on Airport Routers from iOS

Credit to Allister Jenks for the Instructions for iOS

Airport routers from Apple have a service turned on by default called NAT-PMP (Network Address Translation Port Mapping Protocol).  This service allows applications and/or devices inside your network to automatically open ports in your router to make them accessible from the Internet.  While this feature Read More…

How to Turn Off UPnP on Netgear NIghthawk Routers

Routers from Netgear (and other companies) have a service turned on by default called UPnP (Unplug and Play).  This service allows applications and/or devices inside your network to automatically open ports in your router to make them accessible from the Internet.  While this feature does make it easier to set up Internet of Things Read More…

How to Turn Off NAT-PMP on Airport Routers from macOS

Airport routers from Apple have a service turned on by default called NAT-PMP (Network Address Translation Port Mapping Protocol).  This service allows applications and/or devices inside your network to automatically open ports in your router to make them accessible from the Internet.  While this feature does make it easier to set up Internet of Read More…

How to Disable Apple’s Two-Step Verification and Enable Two-Factor Authentication

I signed up for the extra level of security Apple offered called Two-Step Verification. With the advent of iOS 9, Apple started offering Two-Factor Authentication. If you want to read about the differences, I’ve listed the two Apple support articles about the offerings. The main difference between the two is that Two-Step Verification relied Read More…

DropShadow App Made With Automator and ImageMagick

Have you ever had a favorite piece of software be abandoned by the developer? I’m not even talking about Apple or Google here, but maybe some nifty little utility that does exactly what you want. For years I have been adding a pretty little drop shadow to all images I post on the blog with Read More…

How to Extract One Image from a Live Photo

The iPhone 6s and above can take what are called Live Photos. They have a key frame photo but also show you a second or two on either side of that key frame photo. The following steps will allow you to extract an image that is NOT the key frame, e.g. one taken before Read More…

How to Upgrade Apple Airport Firmware

If you see an amber light blinking on your Airport Extreme, it may be an indication that there is a firmware update required.  These quick instructions show you how to find out if there is an update, and how to do the update.

I suspect the process is essentially the same on an Apple Read More…

iCloud Photo Sharing to Non-Apple Users

Problem to be solved: You have people with whom you’d like to share photos but they don’t have Apple devices so iCloud Photo Sharing doesn’t work for them.

Solution: Create a shared album and generate a URL through which they can view the images in a web browser

Note – I’m pretty sure this Read More…

How to Reduce the File Size of a PDF Using Preview

Ever created a PDF with images only to discover the file was huge?  Using Preview you can shrink the file easily but the quality fo the images will be dreadful.  Back in 2012, Josef Habr figured out a clever way to edit some System-level Library files to improve the quality of the images when Read More…

How to Create Address Labels from OSX Contacts

1. Introduction – Problem to be Solved

In this short tutorial we’ll work through how to use your Contacts application in OSX to print cute address labels for your holiday cards. Every time I go through this I make a lot of mistakes, so I’m actually going to show you how to do it Read More…