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 exploring my 2021 work-from-home routine from a nostalgic perspective. How would have the same workflow looked like with the tools of today and the limitations of yesterday. macOS 9 meets modern software with unreliable internet, little disk storage and many more tech hiccups.”

Check out the video below to see what it looks like in action.

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun, Retro - 1 Comment

How to Add People to Your Home Group on iPhone & iPad

Dec 28, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Invite People to Your Home Group on iPhone & iPad

Do you want to allow other people in your home to have control over your HomePod and other Apple HomeKit accessories? This is something that needs to be configured first by inviting the users to your Home group. Luckily, it’s not too hard since you can do this right from your iPhone or iPad.

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How to Delete Memojis on Apple Watch

Dec 27, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Delete Memojis on Apple Watch

If you’ve created a ton of Memojis using your Apple Watch or other Apple devices, you may certainly have a few that you don’t really use. If you’re planning to cut down the list of Memojis you have, you may be interested in deleting those unwanted Memojis right from your wrist with an Apple Watch, provided you have one.

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How to Save & Quit in VIM or VI

Dec 27, 2021 - 2 Comments

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If you’re new to VI or VIM, the command line text editors, you may be wondering some of the basics, like how to save files, or how to both save and quit in vim in one fell swoop.

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By Paul Horowitz - Command Line, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

How to Remove a HomeKit Accessory with iPhone & iPad

Dec 26, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Remove a HomeKit Accessory

Are you planning to sell, get rid of, or replace one of your HomeKit accessories? If so, you’ll have to first remove it from your Home app to make sure it’s no longer paired to your network. If you’re fairly new to HomeKit, you may have trouble figuring this out, but it’s actually pretty easy.

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How to Add HomeKit Accessory with iPhone & iPad

Dec 25, 2021 - 1 Comment

How to Add HomeKit Accessory on iPhone & iPad

Are you trying to set up a smart home or a room with Apple HomeKit accessories? If this is your first accessory, you may have trouble setting everything up. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy and Apple makes the process pretty straightforward with the Home app.

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By Hamlin Rozario - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

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 has arrived for the holidays, then gift cards bought from Amazon are an excellent solution.

Whether it’s a gift card to Amazon.com, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Whole Foods, iTunes, Hotels.com, Southwest Airlines, Olive Garden, Nordstroms, if you can think of it, Amazon probably has a gift card available to buy right away with e-delivery.

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun - 2 Comments

How to Check HomePod Model & Serial Number

Dec 23, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Check HomePod Model & Serial Number

Are you trying to find the exact model number or serial number of the HomePod or HomePod Mini you own? Typically, you’d find this information on the box, but fortunately that’s not the only place where you can find them. As long as you have access to the iPhone or iPad you used to set up your HomePod, you can find model and serial number details pretty easily.

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How to Redeem Apple Gift Card on Mac

Dec 22, 2021 - 1 Comment

How to Redeem Apple Gift Card on Mac

Did you receive an Apple Gift Card from one of your friends or family members? Some of you may not be sure how to redeem and start using an Apple Gift Card from a Mac, but don’t worry, we got you covered. It’s actually pretty simple.

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By Hamlin Rozario - Mac OS, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to Disable Location Services on HomePod

Dec 21, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Disable Location Services on HomePod

Location Services are enabled by default on the HomePod, so that if you ask HomePod or HomePod mini things like what the weather is, it will be able to tell you. But if you’re not actually making use of location features, or if you’d rather have some more privacy, you can turn the location features off on HomePod.

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How to Share Purchases with Family on iPhone & iPad

Dec 21, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Share Purchases with Family on iPhone

Want to share some Apple purchases with your family members? Or perhaps, you want to let them make purchases using your credit card? If so, you’ll be super interested to try out Apple’s Family Sharing feature that lets you share purchased apps with multiple users at the same time, and you can do it all right from iPhone or iPad.

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How to Remove Background Noise From FaceTime Calls on iPhone, iPad, & Mac

Dec 20, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Remove Background Noise From FaceTime Calls

Making FaceTime calls from a noisy room has been challenging for many iPhone, iPad, and Mac users. Thankfully, Apple has implemented a software trick to block out all the ambient noise to improve the audio quality of FaceTime conversations. Read along and we’ll show you how to remove background noise during FaceTime calls on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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How to Share Purchases with Family on Mac

Dec 20, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Share Purchases with Family on Mac

Have you ever wanted to share a paid app with a family member? If so, you’ll be excited to know about the Family Sharing feature that allows you to share your purchased apps with multiple people at the same time. You can share purchases with this feature, right from your Mac.

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How to Measure Noise Levels on Apple Watch

Dec 19, 2021 - 2 Comments

How to Measure Noise Levels on Apple Watch

Did you know that your Apple Watch can be used to measure the noise levels in your environment? That’s right, you no longer need to use special equipment to measure ambient sound levels, as you can do it right from your wrist.

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By Hamlin Rozario - Apple Watch, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

How to Use Headphone Accommodations on iPhone & iPad

Dec 18, 2021 - 1 Comment

How to Use Headphone Accomodations on iPhone & iPad

Are you the kind of person who likes to fine-tune their iPhone or iPad audio to your liking? Or perhaps, you have a hearing impairment that gives you trouble hearing certain sounds? In that case, you’ll be interested in checking out the Headphone Accommodations accessibility feature that iOS and iPadOS have to offer.

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By Hamlin Rozario - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

First Beta of iOS 15.3 & iPadOS 15.3 Released for Testing

Dec 17, 2021 - Leave a Comment

iOS 15 beta

The first beta versions of iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 are now available for testing to users enrolled in the beta testing programs.

The iPhone and iPad system software beta builds arrive a day after Mac beta testers got access to macOS Monterey 12.2 beta 1.

Additionally, the first betas of watchOS 8.4 and tvOS 15.3 are also available for testing.

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Decorate your MacBook Pro Notch with Notchmeister

Dec 17, 2021 - 1 Comment

Notchmeister puts Christmas lights on your Notch and decorates it

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 from the Notch, or you can make it glow, spit bright plasma lights, show a goofy radar, and more.

And if you don’t have a MacBook Pro with Notch? No problem, because Notchmeister will add a software notch to any display, so you pretend you have a Notch, or just test out the Notch experience to see how much you love it, or hate it.

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun - 1 Comment

How to Check sha256 Hash of a File on Mac

Dec 17, 2021 - 1 Comment

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Need to check the sha256 hash of a file? You can easily check the SHA 256 checksum of any file in macOS from the command line.

We’ll cover two different command line tools to verify a sha256 checksum on the Mac, and both come preinstalled with all modern versions of MacOS.

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By Paul Horowitz - Command Line, Mac OS, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

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