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How to quickly extract zip files on your iPhone

How to unzip compressed files on iPhone and iPad with a shortcut.

If you have ever received a zipped or compressed archive as an email attachment and tried to open it on your iPhone, you've seen that you can view the contents but can't edit the individual files, or share them individually. Surprisingly, as of iOS 12, there is no built in option to extract zipped files. You can, however, easily create a shortcut that will do it for you. Here's how to do it on iPhone and iPad:

How to use an Uber gift card

Uber Gift Card

These days everyone offers gift cards including ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft. Gift cards are easy to purchase and are available almost anywhere including the post office, grocery stores, Walmart or even online through retailers like amazon.com. A gift cards is also easy to use if you know what to do it once you once you receive one.

An Uber gift card allows you to add the purchased funds to your Uber account. These funds can be used on both rides or for deliveries through Uber Eats. Here's how to add an Uber gift card:

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How to add a Dark Mode toggle to your Mac Dock

How to add a Dark Mode toggle to your Mac Dock.

Dark (or night) mode has become a must have feature for apps and devices over the past year or so. It is basically a display theme that is easier on the eyes in low light settings. A typical dark mode has some variation of a darker background with lighter text as opposed to the normal white background/black text, making it much more comfortable to read your phone in the dark.

How to use your iPhone photo albums as screensavers and wallpaper on your Mac

How to use your iPhone photo albums as screensavers and wallpaper on your Mac

A great way to relive vacations or journeys abroad, or to keep family, friends and loved ones on your mind, is to display photos of them. One of the best ways to do that is to set them as a background wallpaper or screensaver (or both) on your Mac. This is easily done, as long as you are syncing photos with iCloud on both your Mac and your iPhone and/or iPad.

How to stop Facebook from texting notifications to you

How to stop Facebook from texting and emailing notifications on iPhone and iPad.

Facebook, by default, is set up to send you notifications via SMS for just about everything that can happen - comments on posts, friend requests, birthdays, friends' updates and more. The notifications seem to be random as well, sometimes there are none for a while, then all of a sudden a flood. Depending on how active you are on Facebook, these text notifications can quickly become a nuisance. If you suddenly find yourself being bombarded with text notifications from FB, you can turn them off completely or better yet, pare them down to only what's important to you.

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