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The iPhone Autocorrect Ducking Problem, Explained

Jun 5, 2022 - 3 Comments
Inventor of iPhone autocorrect explains the ducking problem

Most iPhone users have experienced this before; you’re trying to emphasize just how teed off you are about something and rather than everyones favorite F word, the iPhone shows a D word instead; duck. Ducking duck. Why is autocorrected so ducked up? If you’re wondering why the duck the iPhone is constantly ducking autocorrecting duck … Read More

How to Turn an Old Mac into a Chromebook with Chrome OS Flex

Apr 17, 2022 - 8 Comments
Turn old Mac into ChromeBook

Ever wanted to use a Google Chromebook running the Chrome OS? If you have an older Mac laying around that isn’t getting much use, you may be interested in trying out Google Chrome OS Flex on the old Mac, which basically turns the older Mac into a Chromebook.

Play a Siri True or False Trivia Game

Apr 1, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Siri true or false trivia game

Like trivia? Love Siri? You’re in luck, because Siri can play True or False trivia games, right on your device. You’ll get 5 random questions on all sorts of subjects that you can answer true or false to. Like any good digital April Fools Prank (or Siri experience), the first few efforts to play True … Read More

April Fools Prank for Mac & PC: Set the Windows Black Screen of Death as Screen Saver

Apr 1, 2022 - Leave a Comment
The Windows 11 Black Screen of Death

Want a stupid, goofy, harmless tech prank to play on someone this April Fools? Set the all new Windows Black Screen of Death (BSOD) error screen as the screen saver on their computer! This trick works for both Mac and Windows, and it’s arguably even more funny on the Mac since, well, the Mac isn’t … Read More

Play WORDLE, a Fun Daily Word Game

Jan 11, 2022 - 4 Comments
Play WORDLE the word game

WORDLE is an increasing popular word game that is spreading around everywhere, and if you spend much time on social media you may have already seen a screenshot of someones score or streak. The gist of WORDLE is fairly simple; players are tasked with guessing a five letter word, and the game gives clues by … Read More

How to Schedule Fake Incoming Calls on iPhone

Jan 5, 2022 - 3 Comments
How to Schedule Fake Incoming Calls on iPhone

How often have you been in conversations that you didn’t want to be a part of, on a bad date, or in some other undesirable situation? Sometimes you want to avoid a conversation or experience, but there isn’t an easy escape. In these uncomfortable moments, perhaps the easiest way to to this without making things … Read More

Check Out This Fun Video of Mac OS 9 Nostalgia, Imagining Zoom, Slack, Spotify, etc in Retro UI

Dec 28, 2021 - 1 Comment
Retro Google Chrome looking like Mac OS 9

Have you ever wondered what modern apps like Zoom, Spotify, Google Chrome, Figma, or Slack would look like in the Mac OS 9 UI? Designer Michael Feeney did, so he took it upon himself to apply the 90’s Mac OS styling to some common apps used in todays workflow. In his own words: “(mac)OStalgia is … Read More

Need a Last Minute Gift? The Ultra Slacker Christmas Shopping Guide

Dec 24, 2021 - 2 Comments
Last Minute Gift Ideas

We all know the feeling; it’s Christmas Eve (or Christmas morning… if you’re the biggest slacker on the planet) and you still need to do some gift shopping. If you’re in need of a last minute gift, either because you like to procrastinate until the literal last moments before shopping or perhaps an unexpected visitor … Read More

Decorate your MacBook Pro Notch with Notchmeister

Dec 17, 2021 - 1 Comment
Notchmeister

The display notch on the new MacBook Pro has been somewhat controversial with occasional odd behavior, but rather than try to hide the Notch through creative wallpaper tricks or using a dark menu bar, the amusing Notchmeister app decides to do the complete opposite by emphasizing and decorating the Notch. You can hang Christmas lights … Read More

Listen to This Song Made from 45 Years of Apple Sound Effects

Oct 19, 2021 - Leave a Comment
Start Up Apple Sound Effect Song

Apple played a fun song leading into their October 18 redesigned MacBook Pro debut event which was composed entirely of sound effects captured from 45 years of Apple products. If you’re a longtime Apple fan you’ll undoubtedly recognize many of the sounds, from boot chimes, alerts, ringtones, chargers plugging in, and so much more.

Run ChromeOS on Older Macs and PCs with CloudReady

Sep 12, 2021 - 6 Comments
Chrome OS on old Mac or PC hardware

If you have an old Mac or PC laying around and you’re bored with running something like Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Windows XP, you might consider putting Chrome OS on it, which is freely available thanks to CloudReady.

Revisit Flying Toasters from the After Dark Screen Saver via Web

Aug 17, 2021 - 9 Comments
After Dark Flying Toasters

Do you remember when your Macintosh screen saver was filled with flying toasters, aquarium fish, and warp speed ahead? If so, you might be recollecting the glorious fun of the After Dark Screen Saver, which graced the Macintosh in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, way back when the Macintosh platform and entire ecosystem was … Read More

Get Clippy Back on the Mac (Yes, That Microsoft Clippy)

Aug 13, 2021 - Leave a Comment
Clippy for Mac

Remember Clippy, the little animated Microsoft Office Assistant? I bet you missed Clippy, right?! The Office assistant was a bit divisive, typically considered either quirky and lovable or annoying and obnoxious, often appearing in the midst of your workflow to say things like “It looks like you’re writing a letter. Would you like help?” with … Read More

Listen to 1000’s of Radio Stations Around the World, Free

May 23, 2021 - 8 Comments
Listen to Radio from Around The World free

Have you ever wanted to listen to a radio station from another state or country? Maybe you want some different music, or to listen to different talk radio? Perhaps you were traveling and heard a radio station you liked in Ireland, or maybe you have a favorite radio station from where you lived years ago … Read More

How to Use AirPods as a Remote Spying Tool

May 19, 2020 - 3 Comments
AirPods outside of their case

Did you know you can use AirPods and iPhone as a remote spying tool, or simply to boost the volume of some distant sound or speaker? Indeed, with a little planning and know-how, you can use AirPods, AirPods Pro, and PowerBeats Pro, like spying microphones or for amplification to better hear conversations! That may be … Read More

Build Your Own Apple I Replica with SmartyKit

Jan 12, 2020 - 4 Comments
SmartyKit Apple 1 Replica DIY project

The Apple I was the original Apple computer built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, so naturally every Apple fanatic has dreamed of playing around with an Apple I or even having their own. But you won’t need to keep dreaming, because you’ll be able to build your own DIY Apple 1 replica thanks to … Read More

Use iPhone as an Escape Key on MacBook Pro Touch Bar with ESCapey

Jan 4, 2020 - 6 Comments
ESCAPE key for Mac running on iPhone

OK so here’s a silly one, don’t take this too seriously… but as you may know, up until the release of the 16″ MacBook Pro, all MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models removed the hardware escape key along with the function keys and replaced it with the Touch Bar virtual screen. Sometimes they will show … Read More

Get a Christmas Tree & Blinking Lights on the Mac Desktop with TreetopLights

Dec 24, 2019 - 3 Comments
TreetopLights for Mac

Want to decorate your Mac for Christmas and the holidays? How about putting some blinking Christmas lights and a tree on your Mac desktop? If you’re feeling festive then you’re in luck, because the classic Mac app TreetopLights still works on many Macs (as long as they have 32-bit apps support anyway, sorry Catalina).

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