9 Handy Universal Control Tips & Tricks for Mac & iPad

Dec 8, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Universal Control with Mac and iPad

Universal Control is a fantastic feature for Mac and iPad that allows you to share a keyboard and mouse or trackpad between devices. But aside from the convenient ability to share the keyboard and mouse, there are some additional handy tips and tricks available to Universal Control that you may not be familiar with, and … Read More

How to See Keyboard Shortcuts in MacOS Ventura

Dec 7, 2022 - 3 Comments
See Keyboard Shortcuts App Shortcuts etc in MacOS Ventura

Some Mac users have found it difficult to see keyboard shortcuts in MacOS Ventura, specifically within the freshly redesigned new System Settings experience that replaced System Preferences. Gone is the obvious and here comes obscurity, so it’s not too surprising that some users aren’t able to see the keyboard shortcuts for custom added App Shortcuts, … Read More

How to Hide External Drives from Mac Desktop

Dec 7, 2022 - Leave a Comment
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By default, the Mac desktop will show external drives and volumes, including things like external hard drives, USB flash keys, and other external storage. If you wish to not show those external volumes on the desktop, you can adjust a setting in MacOS to hide external drives form the Mac desktop. Hiding external drives from … Read More

Release Candidate Builds for iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and MacOS Ventura 13.1 Available for Testing

Dec 7, 2022 - Leave a Comment
new beta versions of system software

Apple has issued release candidate builds for iOS 16.2 for iPhone, iPadOS 16.2 for iPad, and macOS Ventura 13.1 for Mac. All release candidate builds include support for iCloud Backups and iCloud Photos end-to-end encryption, a feature that has long been requested by data privacy advocates and security conscious individuals. Additionally, the release candidate builds … Read More

Creating a “Save as PDF” Keyboard Shortcut in MacOS Ventura

Dec 6, 2022 - 13 Comments
How to Save as PDF keyboard shortcut on Mac

If you work with a lot of PDF files, you’d probably appreciate having the ability to press a keyboard shortcut to save files, webpages, and documents as PDF files on the Mac. You can set that up rather easily, and we’ll walk through the process. If you have long been using the old trick to … Read More

How to Rename Mac Computer Name in MacOS Ventura

Dec 5, 2022 - 1 Comment
How to rename computer name in macOS Ventura

Renaming your Mac computer name offers a way to customize your Mac, differentiate it between other machines when using AirDrop, and make it easy to identify on a network. With modern versions of macOS Ventura 13 and newer, how you change a Mac computer name is different than before, and you may have become accustomed … Read More

How to Add Music to Your Instagram Story

Dec 4, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Add music to your Instagram Story

Instagram Stories are a popular way for people to share photos and videos of moments throughout their day that are presented in a slideshow. One fun way to customize your Instagram Story posts is to add music to your stories as you add them.

How to Get Your Spotify Wrapped for 2022

Dec 3, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Spotify Wrapped 2022

Spotify Wrapped is a fun annual tradition that allows Spotify users to check out their most listened to music for the year, as well as review some other fun stats on their music and podcast listening habits. You’ll even find a Spotify Wrapped 2022 playlist of your top songs, so you can enjoy them all … Read More

How to Show File Extensions on iPad & iPhone in Files App

Dec 2, 2022 - Leave a Comment
File extensions showing on iPad and iPhone Files app

The Files app on iPad and iPhone offers the ability to always show file extensions, making it easy to determine what file types certain documents or files are, and is a welcome feature for power users and those who simply like to see file extensions and file types at a glance when looking at file … Read More

Beta 4 of iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and MacOS Ventura 13.1 Available for Testing

Dec 1, 2022 - Leave a Comment
new beta versions of system software

Apple has released the fourth beta versions of iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and macOS Ventura 13.1. Both the developer beta version and public beta version are available now.

Check for Power Outage with iPhone, Mac, or iPad, by Looking for Wi-Fi

Dec 1, 2022 - 1 Comment
Use Wi-Fi to check for power outages

Electrical power outages are not particularly fun, but should you have the experience of encountering one, you may find this tip helpful which aims to determine if a power outage is impacting only your specific location or if it is neighborhood wide. All that you need is any battery powered device with wi-fi, meaning any … Read More

iOS 16.1.2 Update for iPhone Released with Improved Cellular Carrier Compatibility

Nov 30, 2022 - 3 Comments
iOS 16.1.1 update

Apple has released iOS 16.1.2 for iPhone. The software update includes security updates and bug fixes, and is said to improve compatibility with wireless carriers. Additionally, the iOS 16.1.2 is said to improve crash detection on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models, a feature which aims to detect if the user has been in … Read More

Finding System Preferences & Using System Settings in MacOS Ventura

Nov 29, 2022 - 13 Comments

System Preferences has been replaced by System Settings in MacOS Ventura, and it’s quite a change not only in name but in how the system control panels are navigated, and also where many preferences, settings, and toggles are located. You can access the new System Settings from the  Apple menu just the same, but … Read More

How to Enable Stage Manager on iPad

Nov 28, 2022 - 6 Comments
Turn On Stage Manager on iPad

Stage Manager is the intriguing multitasking interface that allows for multiple app windows to be open at the same time on iPad. It’s an optional multitasking experience that some iPad users may really like and appreciate, but to make that determination you will need to turn Stage Manager on and see if you like it.

Take Full Webpage Screenshots on Mac via Command Line with webkit2png

Nov 27, 2022 - 3 Comments
Mac Terminal icon

Ever needed to take a full webpage scrolling screenshot on the Mac through the command line? While there are various approaches to taking full webpage screenshots on a Mac easily with Firefox or another browser, and many ways to take screenshots on the Mac, including taking screenshots from the Terminal, none of the native options … Read More

Grab These Old Mac OS X Wallpapers in 6k Resolution

Nov 26, 2022 - 5 Comments

Do you remember the lovely space-themed galaxy and nebula wallpapers from Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, and Leopard? We covered them when they were released roughly a decade(!) ago, but those images are all now considered lower resolution thanks to todays high-res displays. Well, now you can enjoy those all over again … Read More

Run System 7 in a Web Browser with Infinite Mac

Nov 22, 2022 - 2 Comments
Macintosh System 7.5.3 running in a web browser

Any modern web browser can now run the retro System 7 Macintosh operating system on just about any device, thanks to the Infinite Mac project. Infinite Mac offers a browser based 68k Macintosh Quadra emulator that runs impressively well in a browser, allowing you to play old games, run old Macintosh applications, and just have … Read More

How to Clear DNS Cache in MacOS Ventura & MacOS Monterey

Nov 21, 2022 - Leave a Comment
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Mac users may need to occasionally clear out and flush DNS cache in MacOS, perhaps because they modified their hosts file, or for troubleshooting purposes. Resetting DNS cache on the Mac is generally only needed by advanced users, but even novice Mac users should find the process to be pretty easy, though it is achieved … Read More

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