How to Right-Click Without a Mouse/Trackpad on Mac

Mar 21, 2023 - Leave a Comment

How to enable Mouse Keys on Mac to right-click using only the keyboard

You are likely already familiar with how to right-click on a Mac when using a Mouse or Trackpad, either by using the control+click, two-finger click, or a literal right-click, but what if you don’t have access to a mouse or trackpad, the batteries died on your mouse/trackpad, or you simply don’t use either? Thanks the Mouse Keys feature of MacOS, you can still move the mouse cursor around, click, and even right-click, using only the keyboard on a Mac.

This is useful for many scenarios, whether for accessibility purposes or when working on a Mac without a mouse or trackpad, or if the mouse or trackpad are not working for whatever reason. Let’s dive into how to right-click using just the keyboard on a Mac.
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How to Download All Photos from iCloud to Mac

Mar 20, 2023 - Leave a Comment

Download all iCloud Photos to Mac

If you have a bunch of photos and videos stored in iCloud Photos, you may be wondering how you can download all of your photos and videos from iCloud Photos to your Mac local storage, or to an external hard drive. For example, let’s say you have 40GB of iCloud Photos that you want to download to an external disk drive attached to your Mac, you can do exactly that.

We’ll show you the simplest way to download all photos from iCloud Photos to your Mac, and you can choose whatever destination you want them to save to, whether local Mac storage, or an external disk.

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Access ChatGPT from your Mac Quickly via Menu Bar

Mar 19, 2023 - 1 Comment

MacGPT menu bar tool

ChatGPT is a rather intriguing new artificial intelligence tool that can understand and generate human-like responses to natural language input. With constantly evolving abilities, it can answer everything from simple to complex questions, write code samples, write formal letters, create poetry, engage in back and forth dialog (and at a level that is worlds beyond the emacs psychotherapist or Siri), and so much more.

While anyone can access and use ChatGPT from the OpenAI website, if you find yourself using ChatGPT often, maybe to write emails for you, to summarize reports, write code, or whatever your use-case is, you can use the free MacGPT tool to get ChatGPT available directly in the menu bar of your Mac.

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By Jamie Cuevas - Mac OS, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

Remember the Old Rivalry Between Apple & Microsoft? This 2006 Video Will Remind You

Mar 18, 2023 - 2 Comments

Do you remember when Apple and Microsoft had a substantial public rivalry? Apple was the underdog, known for its innovative designs and user-friendly interfaces, while Microsoft was the goliath, better known for widespread adoption and the associated practicality.

This video from WWDC 2006 of Steve Jobs and Bertrand Serlet roasting Windows similarities to Mac OS will certainly refresh your memory of just how sharp that old corporate rivalry was. And in case you were wondering, this is pre-iPhone, back when Apple was still quite an underdog, and their primary product lines were the iPod and the Mac.

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How to Use Action Mode on iPhone Camera

Mar 17, 2023 - 3 Comments

Action Mode video recording with iPhone

Action Mode offers an impressive stabilizing function to recording videos, which can be particularly handy if you’re moving or active while recording something else that is also moving. Essentially, Action Mode stabilizes the video to turn shaky camera videos into smooth videos, and it works really well.

For example, maybe you want to record a video of someone running and you’re running alongside them, or maybe you want to capture video of you skiing down a moguled slope and you want to smooth out the results, Action Mode works well for these type of scenarios, and many other activities.

Action Mode is basically like a software gimbal for your iPhone, stabilizing your movements to capture smooth professional looking videos.

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By Jamie Cuevas - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

How to Undo Send in Gmail to Unsend an Email

Mar 16, 2023 - Leave a Comment

Gmail logo

Having the ability to unsend an email is invaluable, and if you’re a Gmail user on iPhone or iPad, or even the web, you’ll be happy to know there’s an Undo Send feature in Gmail.

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Beta 4 of iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, MacOS Ventura 13.3, Available for Testing

Mar 15, 2023 - Leave a Comment

new beta versions of system software

Apple has issued the fourth beta versions of macOS Ventura 13.3, iOS 16.4, and iPadOS 16.4 for all users involved in the beta testing programs for Apple system software.

iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, and macOS Ventura 13.3 feature new Emoji icons, including a ginger root, donkey, hair pick, maracas, goose, moose, jellyfish, both sides to high fiving hands,
pea pod, flute, and more. Some minor changes may be included, with the biggest feature being support for Safari Push Notifications for iOS and iPadOS, a feature which has existed on the Mac for quite some time. Bug fixes and security improvements are also likely to be included in the releases.

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How to Edit Messages on iPhone & iPad

Mar 15, 2023 - 1 Comment

How to edit Messages on iPhone or iPad

One of the better new features available for Messages on iPhone and iPad is the ability to edit sent messages. Editing messages allows you to correct mistakes and typos, adjust wording, rephrase things, or even send something completely different than the original message if you’d like to. There are many obvious use-cases for editing messages, and it’s a handy trick to learn for iOS and iPadOS users.

We’ll show you how you can edit messages sent from your iPhone or iPad, it’s really quite easy once you learn how it works.

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How to Use Network Locations in MacOS Ventura

Mar 14, 2023 - 1 Comment

Use Network Locations in MacOS Ventura

Network Locations are a prominent feature in MacOS since the very beginning of Mac OS X, allowing users to have different network settings profiles that can be used for different locations and networks. For example, a network location for home, and a network location for work. But with MacOS Ventura, Network Locations have either been moved or removed, depending on which version of system software you are running.

The Ventura Network Locations feature is just one of the many exciting and curious things about the redesigned System Settings experience in MacOS Ventura, which continue to keep users on their toes wondering if some particular settings and preferences have either been moved, hidden, buried, or removed entirely, and you won’t always know which is the case until you start poking around.

So, can you use and change Network Locations in MacOS Ventura? The answer is both yes and no, making the feature a bit like Schrodinger’s Network Locations, with yes being if you’re on a newer version of MacOS Ventura, and no for earlier releases that removed the feature.

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Deals: Up to 38% Off on AirPods, Apple Watch, iPad, and MacBook Air

Mar 14, 2023 - 1 Comment

Apple deals at Amazon

If you’re shopping for AirPods, Apple Watch, iPads, or MacBook Air, don’t miss these great discounts available right now from Amazon, with some really great prices on Apple hardware.

AirPods 2nd generation at 38% Off

Starting off with the 2nd generation AirPods at $99, a $30 discount.

AirPods Pro 2nd generation for $50 off

Apple Watch SE 2nd generation for $30 off

The Apple Watch SE is a great entry level Apple Watch with fitness tracking, heart rate monitoring, and so much more.

Apple Watch Series 8 for $70 Off

Next up is the Apple Watch Series 8 for $329, a great $70 discount, available in several colors at this price. The Series 8 includes ECG, blood oxygen sensor, GPS, an always-on display, and much more.

iPad Mini 6 at 20% off, Starting at $399

Save $100 on the latest generation iPad Mini in select colors:

2021 iPad at 24% off for $250

The 2021 model iPad with a 10.2″ display and 64GB storage is available with a big discount, starting at $249.99, down from $329.

M1 MacBook Air at 20% off, for $799

The base model M1 MacBook Air is offered at a $200 discount from retail, a great price for a great Mac:

And if you’re shopping around for other Apple products, be sure to the Apple product page at Amazon where, there are tons of other discounts available on other hardware. If you’re in the market for Apple gear, why not save a bit of money?

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How to Edit Messages on Mac

Mar 13, 2023 - Leave a Comment

How to Edit Messages on Mac

Did you know you can now edit sent messages in Messages for Mac? This is a great feature that allows you to correct typos, grammatical issues, mistakes, errors, insults, and much more, right from the Messages app in MacOS.

The ability to edit messages is available for any iMessage sent from the Mac, iPhone, or iPad, for a limited period of time. This article will show you how you can edit iMessages from the Mac Messages app.

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How to Use ChatGPT, the AI Tool Everyone is Talking About

Mar 12, 2023 - 2 Comments

How to use ChatGPT

You’ve probably heard of ChatGPT by now, but have you used the AI tool or played around with it? If not, you may be intrigued to discover and toy around with ChatGPT, as it’s really quite impressive and powerful, whether you want it to write you formal emails, come up with AppleScript for a specific task, write an essay for you on a given topic, explain how something works in simple terms, or whatever else your imagination comes up with.

For the unfamiliar, ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence language model that understands and generates human language. Developed by OpenAI (with a large recent investment from Microsoft), it works by processing large amounts of data inputs from the web, articles, and books, to then perform various tasks, whether that’s answering questions, generating code, writing text in various styles, and much more.

It’s a very powerful tool that we will all undoubtedly be hearing a lot from over the coming years, so why not try out ChatGPT yourself, explore how it works, and see what you think.

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How to Share a Reel / Post to Your Story on Instagram

Mar 11, 2023 - Leave a Comment

Instagram icon

Ever found a great reel or post that you want to share to your own story on Instagram? That’s pretty easy to do, but you’d be forgiven if you tried to do this and failed by using the Sharing menu. Of course it would make sense that to share a reel or post you would use the sharing button, right? No, that’s not how sharing reels and posts to your story works on Instagram however.

We’ll show you how you can reshare a reel or share a post you find on Instagram to your own story.

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How to Open 7z Files on iPhone & iPad

Mar 10, 2023 - Leave a Comment

Open 7z file on iPhone or iPad

7Z files are yet another compression format used to bundle files and transfer them online, so it’s not terribly unusual to run into 7Z or 7-zip files that you need to open on an iPhone or iPad.

Unlike opening regular zip files on iPhone or iPad via Files app, extracting and opening 7z/7zip files will require the use of a third party tool on the iOS/iPadOS device.

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Fix USB-C Ports Not Working on MacBook Pro / Air

Mar 9, 2023 - 1 Comment

Troubleshooting USB-C Ports on Mac not working

Rarely, you may discover the Thunderbolt / USB-C ports are suddenly not working on your MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, or Mac Mini. Maybe you went to charge the Mac and it was not responsive, or maybe you plugged in a peripheral or external display and it is not working as expected.

If you have this experience, there are a variety of steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue and get your Thunderbolt / USB-C ports working again.

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By Jamie Cuevas - Mac OS, Troubleshooting - 1 Comment

How to Unsend Messages on Mac with Undo Send

Mar 8, 2023 - 1 Comment

How to unsend messages on Mac with Undo Send

Ever wanted to unsend a message? Maybe you typed out a quick response and said something you wish you hadn’t, sent something in error, or sent something that is no longer relevant. If you have ever sent a message you regret or wish you could retract, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the Undo Send feature available in Messages for Mac.

Available for all iMessage conversations, you can use Undo Send to unsend any message sent from the Mac, whether it’s a text message, photo, video, gif, or any other iMessage that has been sent.

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Beta 3 of iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, MacOS Ventura 13.3, Available for Testing

Mar 7, 2023 - Leave a Comment

new beta versions of system software

The third beta versions of iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, and MacOS Ventura 13.3 have been released to individuals enrolled in the beta testing programs for Apple system software.

While no new significant features are expected, some users will rejoice in knowing that iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, and macOS Ventura 13.3 will include new Emoji icons, including a moose, a hair pick, donkey, maracas, flute, goose, high fiving hands, jellyfish, ginger root, peas in a pod, and more. Of course, bug fixes and security enhancements will also be included in the software update.

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How to Disable iCloud Private Relay for Specific Website on iPhone & iPad

Mar 7, 2023 - Leave a Comment

Temporarily disable iCloud Private Relay on iPhone and iPad

The iCloud Private Relay feature allows you to hide your IP address from websites as you browse the web, which can help to increase privacy and prevent some unwanted tracking. However, there are times when you might want to show your IP address to a particular website or webpage, and in these situations you can use a Safari trick to temporarily turn off iCloud Private Relay and reveal your IP address to the website of your choice.

We’ll show you how to temporarily turn off iCloud Private Relay for a specific website when using Safari on the iPhone or iPad.

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