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Run Classic Mac OS on a Mac Plus Emulator in Any Web Browser

Dec 20, 2013 - 7 Comments
Mac Plus emulator screen shot

Ever wished you could go back to the good old days of the black & white Mac Plus, running ancient versions of Mac OS like System 7? Your dream can come true with the help of any web browser on just about any platform imaginable, be it OS X, iOS, Android, Windows, or Linux, and … Read More

Let it Snow in the Terminal of Mac OS X with This Command

Dec 6, 2013 - 3 Comments
Make it Snow in the Terminal with a command

Tis the season for some winter fun and holiday magic… in your OS X Terminal with some digital snow fall! This nifty not-so-little ruby command string will make it snow in the command line of your Mac, there isn’t much to get it snowing beyond a simple copy and paste, but for best results be … Read More

A Very Dumb Yet Amusing iMessage Prank: Infinite Typing Indicator GIF

Dec 4, 2013 - Leave a Comment
iMessage sending animated gif

Now that the iMessage protocol supports animated gifs, you can play an incredibly stupid prank on your friends by sending them this amusing animated image of the infamous “typing” animation that plays when the person on the other end of an iMessage conversation is in the midst of a reply. All you need to do … Read More

How to Quickly Create Beautiful Abstract Wallpapers for iOS 7

Oct 18, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Before and After wallpaper creation

Many have noticed that iOS 7′s overall appearance is largely dependent on the devices wallpaper, and a good or bad wallpaper can make or break the look of things along with general usability, particularly for the home screen. It turns out that some of the best looking wallpapers on iOS 7 are very abstract, multicolored, … Read More

iPhone Humor: Watch People Think an iPad Mini is a New iPhone [Video]

Sep 11, 2013 - Leave a Comment
New iPhone skit from Jimmy Kimmel

Fresh off the announcement of new iPhone models, late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel took to the streets of LA and handed people a 7.8″ iPad Mini telling them it’s the new iPhone… then got their reactions on the “new iPhone”. The results are hilarious and well worth watching for a quick laugh. Video is embedded … Read More

Record the Screen as an Animated GIF in Mac OS X

Aug 23, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Screen recording to an animated gif

LICEcap is a screen recording app that captures a portion of the Mac OS X (or Windows) desktop and saves it directly as an animated GIF. Incredibly simple to use, the apps functionality should be familiar enough to anyone who has used screen recording with QuickTime before, except that rather than a movie being exported, … Read More

This Goofy Mac Bug Lets You Freeze a Window Askew While Remaining Functional

Aug 16, 2013 - 1 Comment
Skewed window bug in Mac OS X

A quirky bug in Mac OS X lets you freeze any window half-way through the minimize animation, providing for a completely askew window that retains the intended functionality. Obviously this isn’t particularly useful, but it can be fun to use and it’s very easy to replicate, here’s how to do it:

Turn the Terminal into a Matrix-Style Scrolling Screen of Binary or Gibberish

Aug 15, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Scrolling Matrix terminal window

The command line is usually thought of as serious and we usually only cover useful terminal tricks that are fairly advanced, but not everything in the Terminal has to be useful. To prove that, we have three command strings that when pasted into the OS X Terminal, do nothing but scroll screenfuls of random text, … Read More

Flip a Coin & Roll the Dice with Siri

Jun 1, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Roll dice with Siri

Can’t decide whether to have pizza or thai for dinner, but you’re all out of coins to flip and make the decision for you? Or maybe you can’t play Yahtzee or Bunco because you lost your dice? No big deal if you have an iPhone or iPad laying around, because Siri can both roll dice … Read More

Stylize Contacts & Names on the iPhone By Adding Emoji Characters

May 15, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Emoji icons added to contacts names on an iPhone

Adding Emoji to contacts names on the iPhone is a fun way to stylize individual contacts and to bring an additional layer of customization to iOS. Other than being fun looking, it can also help to quickly identify names in the contacts list, get an additional visual indicator of who sent a text message, and … Read More

Rickroll the Terminal with curl

Apr 1, 2013 - 6 Comments
Rick Roll the Terminal

Ever wished you could find a new creative way to rickroll your particularly tech savvy friends? Just about nobody is fooled by the random YouTube links anymore, and URL shorteners alone aren’t always enough, but now you can bring the persistently annoying rickrolling to the Terminal of OS X and Linux by running a simple … Read More

3 Harmless Pranks to Play on iPhone & iPad Users for April Fools Day

Apr 1, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Guided Access

Being April Fools Day, the internet is largely useless, news is a mess, and much of what you’ll read today is inaccurate rubbish. But don’t worry, we’re not going to fall into that trap, and instead for April Fools we’ll offer up a few pranks that you can play on anyone that has an iPhone, … Read More

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