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How to Enable TextEdit Dark Mode on Mac

Dec 9, 2018 - 3 Comments
Dark mode in TextEdit for Mac

TextEdit, the default text editor bundled with MacOS, now supports a dark mode theme, which basically inverts the color display of the text editor so that white text appears on a dark background, rather than the default black text on white background. This makes working in TextEdit at night or in low light conditions a … Read More

How to Connect a Mac to Bluetooth Speaker

Dec 7, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Connect a Mac to Bluetooth speaker

A Mac can easily be connected to a Bluetooth speaker system, offering a convenient and wireless method of enjoying audio from the computer. Using a Bluetooth speaker system on a Mac is quite simple, and the only real requirement is that the Mac has Bluetooth actively enabled, and the Speaker system is within range. Beyond … Read More

How to Delete Unwanted Email Addresses in Mail on Mac

Dec 4, 2018 - 6 Comments
Mail app icon

The Mail app for Mac maintains a list of contacts and email addresses with which you have communicated before, and that email address list will be used for the Mail app suggestions and email address completion suggestion lists. This is separate from the regular Contacts address book that is maintained on the Mac, as the … Read More

How to Make Group FaceTime Calls from Mac

Dec 3, 2018 - 2 Comments
How to use Group FaceTime on Mac

Group FaceTime video chat allows for up to 32 participants to be engaged in the same active video conference, as long as those people are on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, running the latest versions of macOS or iOS system software. We’ve discussed making Group FaceTime video calls from the iPhone and iPad before, and … Read More

Get the Apple TV Space Screen Savers on Mac

Dec 2, 2018 - 5 Comments
Get the space screen savers from Apple TV on Mac

Some absolutely stunning space screen savers exist on the latest Apple TV system software versions, presumably captured from the International Space Station, or perhaps some other satellite. Thanks to a third party effort, you can get those gorgeous space screensavers from the Apple TV on a Mac too, in up to 4k video resolution.

How to Turn Off Keyboard Backlighting Automatically from Inactivity on Mac

Dec 1, 2018 - 4 Comments
MacBook Keyboard backlighting

If you’d like the keyboard backlighting on a MacBook Pro or Air to turn itself off after the Mac laptop has been inactive for a determined amount of time, you can toggle a system setting to allow for that. This setting is aimed at specifically the keyboard backlighting, independent of what’s going on with the … Read More

How to Check Size of App Updates in the Mac App Store

Nov 30, 2018 - 3 Comments
Use the App Store to redownload and reinstall mac apps after a clean install

Want to see the size of an app update that is available in the Mac App Store? Some Mac users may be interested in knowing the size of an available app software update before starting to download or install the app update, but the App Store in MacOS Mojave doesn’t openly display the size of … Read More

How to Find a Lost iPhone with Siri

Nov 29, 2018 - 16 Comments
Find a Lost iPhone with Siri

Have you ever lost an iPhone somewhere in a house, office, or car, and can’t quite find it? Trying to locate a misplaced iPhone can be frustrating, but if you have another iOS device, Apple Watch, or Mac nearby then you can use Siri to help find a lost iPhone. With this great trick, you’ll … Read More

How to Turn Off Memories Alerts on iPhone & iPad

Nov 28, 2018 - 5 Comments
Disable the You have a new memory Photos alert on iPhone or iPad

Your iPhone or iPad may randomly display a Photos alert that says “You have a new memory – On this day (date)” right on the iOS devices lock screen. While some people may be thrilled with having the iOS Photos app resurfacing random photos from the past, other iOS users may be less than enthusiastic … Read More

How to Tag Files or Folders in MacOS

Nov 27, 2018 - 9 Comments
How to tag files in Mac OS

Tags allow you to organize, prioritize, arrange, and label any files or folders on the Mac. After a file is tagged in the Mac Finder, that file will be marked by the color-coded tag and its associated label, and you can then reference and access those tagged files by whatever assigned tag. You can even … Read More

How to Connect Bluetooth Speakers to iPhone or iPad

Nov 26, 2018 - 5 Comments
Connect a Bluetooth speaker to iPhone or iPad

Many iPhone and iPad users may wish to connect their device to a Bluetooth speaker, particularly since Bluetooth speakers are becoming increasingly ubiquitous in the world, and the AUX jack / headphone port is no longer included on new iOS devices. Apple seems to be nudging us into the wireless world, and Bluetooth speakers are … Read More

Run MacOS Mojave on Hackintosh Intel PCs with Unibeast

Nov 25, 2018 - 9 Comments
Unibeast Hackintosh for macOS Mojave

If you’re a Hackintosh PC user, you may appreciate knowing that Unibeast now allows you to install and run MacOS Mojave on supported Intel PC hardware. Like all else involved in the Hackintosh process, this is for advanced users, as unofficially installing MacOS system software onto select supported generic Intel PC hardware is not necessarily … Read More

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