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How to Send iMessage Screen Effects from iPhone & iPad

Sep 15, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Send iMessage Screen Effects from iPhone & iPad

Do you want to express yourself with more than just emojis when you’re messaging and texting your friends and family from iPhone or iPad? With iMessage, you can use various fun screen effects like balloons, confetti, fireworks, lasers, shouting, and more, when you send messages from your iPhone and iPad.

How to Send Bubble Effects with Messages from iPhone & iPad

Sep 10, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Send Bubble Effects with Messages from iPhone & iPad

How would you like to try some iMessage special effects? Emojis are great and all, but what if you want some of your messages to stand out when you’re texting your friends and family? Thanks to iMessage, you can use various bubble effects like Slam, Loud, Gentle, etc. to express yourself in flashy and fun … Read More

How to Use Snap Camera Filters on Zoom, Skype, & Hangouts Video Chat

Aug 3, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Use Snap Camera Filters

Looking for a way to have a bit more fun and goof around on video chat? Snapchat Camera allows you to use Snapchat filters applied directly to other video chat apps used on a Mac or Windows PC, including Skype, Zoom, Hangouts, and more. So, do you want to use the Snapchat filters you know … Read More

Get a Mac OS 8 Emulator and Relive the Macintosh 90s

Jul 29, 2020 - 8 Comments

If you’ve been a longtime Mac user, you may fondly remember the classic Mac OS system software releases. Rather than get stuck in a memory, you can relive some nostalgia by running Mac OS 8.1 on your modern Mac right now (or even on a Windows PC or Linux machine), and it’s as easy as … Read More

Build Your Own Apple I Replica with SmartyKit

Jan 12, 2020 - 2 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

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

Dec 24, 2019 - 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

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).

Enjoy Four ASMR Videos from Apple – Crunching, Whispering, Woodworking, Rain

Aug 8, 2019 - 6 Comments

Apple has released a series of interesting ASMR videos to listen to and enjoy with headphones on. The videos emphasize different sounds, like falling rain, the sounds of boots on a trail, the sounds of workworking, and the sound of someone whispering. Apple recommends wearing headphones for the best experience. ASMR, which stands for Autonomous … Read More

Browse Dozens of Retro Classic Mac OS Screen Shots from 1984 to 1999

Jun 30, 2019 - 2 Comments
Welcome to Macintosh 1984 original Mac boot screen

Do you enjoy taking trips down computing memory lane? Why not take a gander at screenshots of old Macintosh Mac OS releases from yesteryear, like Mac OS System 1, System 4, System 7, and System 9? A fun site called VersionMuseum hosts collections of screen shots from old software releases, including historical Mac OS versions.

Get a Fancy Animated Apple Logo Screensaver for Mac

May 3, 2019 - 13 Comments
Brooklyn animated Apple logo screen saver

If you’re looking for a unique Apple-themed screensaver for the Mac, the free third party Brooklyn screen saver offers a fun collection of stylized and fanciful animations of the Apple logo. The animated Apple logos used in the Brooklyn screensaver appear to be based on various Apple logo animations seen during an Apple event from … Read More

You Can Run Windows 1.0 Right Now, in a Web Browser

Apr 19, 2019 - 6 Comments
Windows 1.01 screen shot

You can run the very first version of Microsoft Windows 1.0 with almost no effort, and right in your web browser! If you’re feeling like experiencing what the Windows PC world was like in 1985, then you’re in for a real retro treat.

Run the Very First Web Browser from 1990, WorldWideWeb

Feb 22, 2019 - 6 Comments
the first web browser ever WorldWideWeb

Have you ever wanted to know what browsing the web was like at the very beginning of the web, way back in 1990? Thanks to some retro efforts by a team at CERN (yes the same CERN that built the Large Hadron Collider), you can now try out the very first ever web browser, called … Read More

Pretend to be a Movie Hacker with eDEX-UI Terminal Emulator

Jan 11, 2019 - 13 Comments
eDEX-UI on Mac

Sci-fi movie fans have undoubtedly seen countless scenes where a character is interacting with some unique looking computer interface, making a mundane task like issuing a shutdown command appear far cooler than it would otherwise be. But have you ever thought, gee that looks cool, what if I could make my computer look like that … Read More

5 Ways to Decorate a Mac Desktop for the Holidays

Dec 24, 2018 - 2 Comments
Mac Christmas desktop decorations

Feeling festive? Want to decorate your Mac for the holidays? How would you like to have a lovely falling snow screen saver, some holiday lights blinking around the perimeter of the Mac display, and maybe even some snow falling on the desktop itself? With the help of a handful of utilities, you can get all … Read More

How to Get a Santa Hat for Memoji with iPhone

Dec 23, 2018 - 6 Comments
Make a Santa Memoji on iPhone

Tis the Season! If you have previously created a custom Memoji on the iPhone, perhaps you want to spruce it up for the holiday season and toss a fancy Santa hat on your Memoji creation. Or maybe you want to create a brand new custom Memoji of your own uniquely special Santa Claus for your … Read More

Download 6 Classic Novels as Audiobooks Free from Apple

Dec 22, 2018 - 17 Comments
Free classic audiobooks from Apple

Want to read some classic literature? Or rather, would you like to hear some classic literature read to you? Apple has released a free set of audiobooks for classic novels, including Pride and Prejudice, The Time Machine, Frankenstein, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Secret Garden, and Winnie the Pooh. Each of the audiobooks is … Read More

Watch Full Movies on YouTube for Free!

Nov 24, 2018 - 34 Comments
Watch full movies on YouTube for free

Looking for a movie to watch? YouTube is putting together a movie streaming service and now offers a selection of free movies to watch online in any web browser or YouTube app. There are a variety of genres available ranging from comedies, to action, kids movies, documentaries, and you’ll find classics like The Terminator, Rocky, … Read More

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