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How to Change MacOS Sierra GUI System Font to Lucida Grande

Nov 20, 2016 - 16 Comments
Changing the system font in macOS Sierra to Lucida Grande

Most Mac users are likely accustomed to the San Francisco system font in MacOS Sierra by now, which was first introduced in El Capitan after initially changing to Helvetica Neue in Yosemite. But if you’re a creature of habit, you may still prefer to have the good old classic Lucida Grande font as the system … Read More

Unable to Click with Trackpad or Mouse in Mac OS? Here’s the Fix!

Nov 19, 2016 - 16 Comments
How to fix inability to click on a Mac

Since most of our computing activities require the usage of a mouse click or trackpad click, it’s understandably annoying if suddenly you’re unable to click anything on a Mac. Typically the inability to click occurs all of a sudden, where the mouse still moves around on the screen, but the user can’t click, and when … Read More

How to Add Siri Results into Notification Center on Mac

Nov 18, 2016 - 3 Comments
Siri result widget in Notification Center on Mac

We already know that Siri for Mac has a litany of commands and capabilities, but did you know that you can pin a Siri search result into the Mac Notifications Center panel? For example, if you ask Siri for the weather, you can pin the result, which will update on the fly, into the Notifications … Read More

Feeling Hungry? Search Restaurants with Emoji on iPhone

Nov 18, 2016 - 2 Comments
emoji-restaurant-search-ios

Just about everyone loves knows and loves using Emoji on their iPhone, but did you know you can search Spotlight in iOS with emoji characters too? That may sound a little pointless, but it offers a fun way to search for food and restaurants, amongst other things too.

Enabling a Pixel Brush in Pixelmator to Draw Pixel Art on Mac

Nov 17, 2016 - 1 Comment
Drawing pixel art with Pixelmator on Mac

There’s a certain magic to pixel art, whether it’s the nostalgic aspect or just the intentional limitations of drawing simpler graphics. While there are many specific apps intended to create pixel art out there, both Photoshop and Pixelmator for Mac has such an ability as well. We’re going to focus on enabling the pixel brush … Read More

How to Hide MacOS Sierra Update Banner from the Mac App Store

Nov 15, 2016 - 10 Comments
hide-macos-sierra-update-app-store

Don’t want to update to macOS Sierra quite yet? You’ve likely noticed when you open the Mac App Store and visit the Updates tab, if you’re on a Sierra compatible Mac you will see a very large MacOS Sierra update banner, soliciting you to update and install the latest Mac system software update. It’s impossible … Read More

Temporarily Disable Hey Siri on iPhone with a Simple Trick

Nov 15, 2016 - 3 Comments
The iPhone Plus S placed face down on a desk

The Hey Siri feature is undeniably useful, allowing you to engage with the iPhone from just about anywhere by voice commands, but sometimes you definitely don’t want Hey Siri to activate (let alone start talking out of the blue or answering questions at a White House press conference). A simple solution is available with the … Read More

How to Login to iCloud.com from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch with Full iCloud Access

Nov 14, 2016 - 5 Comments
Sign in to iCloud login page with full iCloud.com features from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

The iCloud.com website allows users to access various iCloud features including the endlessly useful Find My iPhone from anywhere with a web browser, but if you have tried to visit iCloud.com from an iPhone or iPad, you’ll notice rather than the traditional sign-in to iCloud login page that is mobile friendly, you’ll be redirected to … Read More

Test the New Touch Bar on Any Mac with Touche or TouchBarDemo

Nov 12, 2016 - 13 Comments
TouchBar test app for any Mac or with iPad

The all new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has been announced though it is not shipping quite yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t test out the new TouchBar functionality on an existing Mac, even without the official hardware Touch Bar across the top of the keyboard. Thanks to a third party app, you can … Read More

View Status of App Store Downloads from Mac Launchpad & Dock

Nov 11, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Viewing the download status of an App Store app in Launchpad on Mac

Ever wondered what the status is of a large app download coming from the Mac App Store, but you don’t want to check the progress through the Mac App Store itself? Just refer to Launchpad in the Dock of Mac OS X instead, you don’t even need to have the App Store open to see … Read More

How to Block Unknown Callers & “No Caller ID” on iPhone

Nov 10, 2016 - 16 Comments
Block unknown callers on iPhone

Now that we can block callers on the iPhone by selecting a specific number or contact, wouldn’t it be nice to go further and stop all “Unknown” callers and “No Caller ID” calls from coming to the iPhone too? Typically the “Unknown”, “No Caller ID”, and “Blocked” callers are telemarketers, robocalls, and other annoying types, … Read More

How to Remove Safari Extensions on Mac

Nov 9, 2016 - 7 Comments
Remove Safari extension on Mac

Safari for Mac allows for optional third party browser extensions to be installed, performing functions like social sharing, note taking, interface with apps like 1password, amongst others. Sometimes Safari extensions can be useful, but sometimes they are no longer needed, or they can be problematic and cause freezes or trouble with Safari or for the … Read More

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