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

Mar 18, 2023 - 3 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 … Read More

Run Mac OS 8 in Your Browser

Dec 10, 2022 - 1 Comment
MacOS 8 in Infinite Mac

MacOS 8 may have debuted in 1997, but thanks to the Infinite Mac project, you can run MacOS 8 right now in a virtual Quadra right in your web browser. The Infinite Mac MacOS 8 installation is complete with a whole bevy of retro applications and games, including everything from Adobe Photoshop 3.0, KPT Bryce, … 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

Need an Auto Clicker for Mac? Check Out MouseClicker for Free

Oct 5, 2022 - 2 Comments
MouseClicker auto clicker for Mac

Auto clickers do much what they sound like, automatically click the mouse for you. Auto mouse clickers can be very useful for many purposes, but usually they’re utilized by people for testing purposes for software, web development, apps, but they can also be used commonly by gamers. And nowadays some people even use mouse clickers … Read More

Try the Fun AI Image Generator on Mac, Diffusion Bee

Oct 1, 2022 - 1 Comment
AI generated image with DiffusionBee on Mac

AI image generators are intriguing and pretty fun, they typically work by generating new images from a database of existing images, based on the inputs provided by the user. So for example, if you input “large smiling Santa Claus standing on car”, you’ll get some AI generated image that attempts to create an image based … Read More

Hide the Display Notch on MacBook Pro & Air with TopNotch

Jul 17, 2022 - 21 Comments
Hide the display notch on MacBook Pro with TopNotch

The all new MacBook Air with M2 and MacBook Pro 14″ and 16″ with M1 Pro and M1 Max processors are impressive machines by most hardware standards, but not everyone is impressed with the Notch that takes up a portion at the top of the screen. The Notch holds the front facing camera, and dips … Read More

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

Play WORDLE, a Fun Daily Word Game

Jan 11, 2022 - 5 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

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

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

How to Use iMessage Effects on Mac

Oct 22, 2021 - 3 Comments
How to Use iMessage Effects on Mac

Someone celebrating an event or birthday? Bored in the middle of an iMessage conversation? Not sure what to talk about or just want to make things interesting? Using iMessage screen effects can help to emphasize and spice up your conversation, and you can use these right from your Mac Messages app.

How to Search & Send GIFs in Messages for Mac

Oct 21, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Search & Send GIFs in Messages for Mac

Have you ever wanted an easy way to share GIFs while texting your friends on iMessage from a Mac? As long as your Mac is a modern version of macOS, you can find and send gifs right within the stock Messages app, just like you can from iPhone and iPad.

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

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