After researching many hours on the internet and reviewed several sites related to the topic, I decided to summarize the details on how to control your SmartThings hub with Siri and put together this post. Here is how to install Homebridge (Apple HomeKit bridge) on a Raspberry Pi and integrate it with Smartthings: 1- You […]
1- You will need to run the Disk Utility and erase the USB Fash Drive using MacOS Journaled. 2- Download macOS from the Mac AppStore into a local directory: E.g. /Users/username/Downloads 3- Go to Accessories and run “Terminal” and then execute the following command: E.g. for macOS Big Sur: 4- After several minutes your USB […]
If your Apple Watch is not unlocking your Mac, it could be possibly related to pairing corruption between your Mac and your Apple Watch. The following steps should be able to fix the issue: Open “Keychain Access” In “View”, enable “Show Invisible Items” Search for “Auto Unlock” You should see a whole bunch of application […]
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In previous MacOS versions, TextEdit used to open with a blank file by default. After upgrading to Mountain Lion (or the latest OS), TextEdit launches with a file picker by default (either for choosing to store the file in iCloud or for opening a local file). If you want TextEdit to open a blank file […]
The following instruction will show you how to encrypt a site hosted on a Raspberry Pi. The software to create a valid certicate for your websire is called “Cerbot”. If you are running Apache, you can install the certbot module for it otherwise install the standard version of certbot. Creating a New Certificate: For Apache: […]
How to exclude Z-Wave devices Z-Wave devices require a separate command and physical confirmation from the device itself (usually a button press) in order to be reset (or “excluded”) and removed from a controller (like the SmartThings Hub). Note: In order to exclude a Z-Wave device in the SmartThings app, you must have the physical […]
If you upgraded your Mac to MacOS to Catalina, you probably noticed that access with Chrome to some sites with invalid SSL certificates (like local servers) is not possible anymore. Instead, you will get a “Your connection is not private” error (NET::ERR_CERT_REVOKED) and there is no way to bypass this message (advanced option to bypass […]
The iPhones 11Pro give you the flexibility to adjust and crop images after you’ve snapped that shot. First, you have to turn the feature on in Settings > Camera under the Composition section. Then, Tap Photos Capture Outside the Frame to turn this over-capture mode on. By default, Apple has left the feature off, though the […]
Show more resolution choices for external monitors on the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display by holding the Option key and clicking on the Scaled option in the Displays preference pane.