How to Change System Font to Lucida Grande in MacOS Mojave

Nov 16, 2018 - 2 Comments

Get Lucida Grande as system font in MacOS Mojave

Do you wish your MacOS Mojave Mac was using Lucida Grande as the system font, back like it did years ago? There’s no need to rub a genie bottle for such a wish, because developer Luming Yin has created a simple utility that modifies the system font in MacOS Mojave to be Lucida Grande, rather than the default system font of San Francisco. And yes, it works with the Dark Mode theme!

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

Beta 3 of iOS 12.1.1 & MacOS 10.14.2 Released for Testing

Nov 15, 2018 - Leave a Comment

macOS and iOS beta testing

Apple has released the third beta versions of iOS 12.1.1 and MacOS Mojave 10.14.2 for users participating in the beta system software testing programs. A developer version is typically available first, soon followed by the same build for public beta testers.

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How to Enable Dark Mode in MacOS Automatically on Schedule

Nov 15, 2018 - 4 Comments

How to enable Dark Mode theme on a schedule in MacOS

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could schedule the Dark Mode theme to enable itself automatically on your Mac, perhaps in the evening hours, and on a recurring schedule? That’s exactly what this tutorial is going to show you how to do, without needing to download or use any third party apps.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

How to Spell Words by Speaking on iPhone or iPad

Nov 14, 2018 - 16 Comments

Have iPhone or iPad spell aloud words to you

The iPhone and iPad have a little known text-to-speech functionality that will verbally spell out a selected word or string for you. This great feature is useful for many obvious reasons, whether for educational purposes, or perhaps you can’t quite make out if what you’re reading on the iPad or iPhone screen is supposed to be an uppercase O or a zero 0, or any other situation where you can imagine it’s useful to have your iOS device speak aloud the spelling of a word or selected item.

This great trick literally spells out a word that is selected, for example if you selected the word “burrito”, then iOS will spell out b-u-r-r-i-t-o by annunciating each individual letter in sequential order, making this a completely different spelling feature from auto-correct or the general text to speech and Speak Screen functions in iOS.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 16 Comments

How to Get “Save As” Shortcut in MacOS Mojave

Nov 13, 2018 - 23 Comments

Get Save As Shortcut back in Mac OS

The Mac “Save As” keyboard shortcut allows you to quickly save a new version of an active document without re-writing the currently active document, which is perfect for many productivity situations where you’d want to save a current file as a different file type for compatibility reasons or as a backup version, or as a different copy in a new location, or any number of reasons.

“Save As” used to be a default option in the Mac OS “File” menu but now it’s hidden by default. Not to worry, with a simple keyboard app shortcut you can regain the uber convenient “Save As” option in the File menu along with the Command + Shift + S keystroke combo, just like what many longtime Mac users are accustomed to using.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 23 Comments

5 Great Tips for Working on a Mac at Night or in Low Light

Nov 12, 2018 - 8 Comments

Tips for Using Mac at Night

Are you a night time Mac user? Many of us are, and MacOS has a lot of great features that can improve low light computing experiences.

Whether you’re working in the dim evening or late at night, or even just in a dark room, we’ll share with you some helpful tips to make low-light Mac usage even better. Perhaps you’ll find these tricks will help you to reduce eye strain and might even make you more productive as a result!

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 8 Comments

How to Download San Francisco Fonts for Mac

Nov 11, 2018 - 4 Comments

San Francisco fonts installed on Mac

Apple has created a custom font named “San Francisco” for use as the system font in iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. It’s a gorgeously simple font that is highly legible regardless of what Apple system or display it’s used on, and if you’re a developer or designer you may appreciate having access to the San Francisco font for mockups and other developer related work.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

How to Force Reload Webpage Without Cache in Google Chrome for Mac

Nov 10, 2018 - 4 Comments


Need to force refresh a webpage without loading it from cache in Google Chrome? We’ll show you how a few ways to reload a webpage without cache in Chrome for Mac and Windows.

For some quick background, web browsers will cache websites you visit in order to speed up return visits. This is a good thing and generally not a problem for most users, but web developers and web designers in particular will frequently need to reload a webpage without using that stored cache so that they can check differences and perform other development related tasks. Additionally, sometimes even non-web workers will need to reload pages without cache for various reasons. While most modern browsers are pretty intelligent at cache management, you can also force refresh pages without using cache.

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By Paul Horowitz - Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

iCloud Symbol Next to Apps on iPhone or iPad? Here’s What It Means & How to Fix It

Nov 9, 2018 - 4 Comments

Cloud symbol next to app name on iPhone or iPad

Have you seen a cloud symbol appear next to the app name of an icon on your iPhone or iPad screen? If so, you might be wondering what that white cloud symbol means, what it does, and how to get rid of it, and you’re certainly not alone!

After fielding varieties of this question a handful of times, it’s worth addressing the cloud symbol that sometimes appears alongside iOS app names on iPhone and iPad devices.

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How to Stop Wallpaper Moving Around on iPhone and iPad

Nov 8, 2018 - 2 Comments

How to Stop Wallpaper Moving in iOS

Have you ever noticed that your iPad or iPhone wallpaper moves around as you pick up the device and physically move it around? If you’re prone to motion sickness, you’ve almost undoubtedly noticed this Perspective Zoom feature, as the parallax effect induces nausea in some susceptible users, and for others they’re maybe just left wondering why their icons and wallpaper picture is sliding around and panning in the background of the Home Screen and Lock Screen of an iOS device.

While you can use Reduce Motion to disable those movement effects everywhere in iOS another option is to simply focus on the wallpaper, and turn off the movement of your background wallpaper picture on an iPhone or iPad, which is what we’ll show you here.

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Supplemental Update for New MacBook Air 2018 Released

Nov 7, 2018 - 16 Comments

Supplemental Update for MacBook Air 2018

If you have just received or are soon getting a brand new 2018 Retina MacBook Air anytime in the near future, don’t miss out on an important supplemental software update that is available for the machine.

Apple has issued the supplemental software update specific to the new Retina MacBook Air, labeled as “macOS Mojave 10.14.1 Supplemental Update for MacBook Air (2018)”, and it’s available immediately.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 16 Comments

Beta 2 of MacOS 10.14.2 and iOS 12.1.1 Released for Testing

Nov 7, 2018 - 1 Comment

macOS and iOS beta testing

Apple has released the second beta versions of iOS 12.1.1 and MacOS Mojave 10.14.2 for users participating in the Apple system software beta testing programs.

The beta software updates are available now for users in both the developer beta and the public beta testing programs for iOS and MacOS.

Separately, Apple has also released a new beta version of watchOS 5.1.2 and tvOS 12.1.1 for users running beta software on Apple Watch and Apple TV, respectively.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 1 Comment

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