Apple Mail can suggest calendar events for you based on dates and times it scans in your messages. While this feature may seem really convenient for some, others may not want to use it all. Thankfully, there is a way to disable it.
To quit an app on a Mac, you can just press Command+Q on your keyboard. This however, can lead to unintended consequences, namely accidentally quitting apps if your fingers are in the wrong place.
Your Mac comes with a unique set of sound effects that you can assign as the default system alert. Some of these sounds are actually fairly ancient and may elicit feelings of nostalgia. However, you can change your system alert to any other sound effects your Mac comes with, or you can add custom sounds yourself–as well as turn them off completely.
If you’re out and about and there’s no free Wi-Fi available, you can use your iPhone’s internet connection on another device, like a laptop or tablet. This feature is called “Personal Hotspot” on the iPhone (also known as “tethering”), and you can use it over Wi-Fi or USB.
Do you still use screen savers on your personal computer? Screen savers aren’t as as necessary as they once were, but if you like the look–or use them for useful things like a “word of the day”–macOS still has quite a few you can set up and configure.
Today we want to discuss a productivity trick on OS X that has been around for quite some time, but may have slipped your notice: the ability to assign various applications to load on specific desktops in OS X.
If you use Apple Mail on OS X, then you know that when you empty the trash, it normally purges all the deleted messages for all your accounts. If you only want to purge deleted messages from one account, however, there is another way.
Bookmarks are so last decade. If you find an article online that you want to save for later, stick it in Pocket–a free web service that saves articles and syncs them to all your devices, without ads or unnecessary formatting. You can even read them offline.
Ready for a new version of the Apple Macintosh operating system? That’s good, because the newest version of macOS (formerly known as OS X) is out in beta, and it brings with it a whole slew of new features. Best of all, you can install it right now.
By default, OS X shows you small, simple Print and Save dialogs. You can click the arrow on the right to expand them for more options, or you can show the expanded dialogs by default with a simple command from the Terminal.
If you want to use your Mac in a different language, or you’re live in a different region, then you can change it in OS X. When you do, it’ll display everything in your preferred language, currency, date format, and more.
If you use a Mac laptop to surf, you’ve probably noticed that lightly swiping two fingers left or right on the trackpad causes your web browser to go forward and back a page. For some, this is a great. For others, it happens accidentally more often than it happens on purpose, which can be annoying.
Imagine you go on your dream European vacation and all your things are stolen after your hotel room is burgled or your car is broken into. Clothes and toothbrushes are easy to replace, but your devices are a potential treasure trove for thieves to exploit.
Locking your iPhone’s SIM card adds yet another layer of security, meaning that even if someone can get into your phone, they still can’t use it to call, text, or access your data plan.
Emoji are great and everybody is using them nowadays, having become an integral part of how people express themselves in text messages, but one might notice that some emoji don’t represent how everyone looks.
Your smartphone already does an amazing variety of stuff. It’s your camera, navigation guide, compass, it can even serve as an impromptu level so all your pictures hang straight. You may not know that it can also function as a barometer or altimeter, too.
Being able to share documents so as to collaborate is an invaluable, understated ability in today’s office applications. Apple’s iWork office suite is no different, which includes the ability to share not only from OS X but iCloud as well.
There may be rare occasions in which you want to Quit the Finder completely–maybe to clean your cluttered desktop for a screenshot, or to close a bunch of Finder windows at once. But by default, the Finder doesn’t have a Quit option.
The iPhone and iPad have a cool accessibility feature that actually lets you control the device with a tilt of your head. This is obviously useful if you have limited use of your hand and arms, but it’s also great for people who get their hands wet or dirty and don’t want to touch their valuable electronics.
While you can certainly click around OS X to find whatever you need, there’s nothing easier or more efficient than the time-tested Spotlight. Spotlight is easier to use than you might think, thanks to its new natural language search.
Today we bring you a neat little trick: You can set a moving screensaver as your desktop wallpaper on OS X. All it requires is a single Terminal command and a few seconds of time.
You probably have had experience when you’re trying to spell an odd word that isn’t in the dictionary, and your iPhone keeps autocorrecting it to how it thinks it should be spelled. It might be time to teach it what you’re trying to say.