Matt Klein

Matt Klein is an aspiring Florida beach bum, displaced honorary Texan, and died-in-wool Ohio State Buckeye, who fancies himself a nerd-of-all-trades. His favorite topics might include operating systems, BBQ, roller skating, and trying to figure out how to explain quantum computers.

If you regularly use Apple Mail, Word, or some other application where you do a lot of writing, macOS Sierra comes with a few new options: auto-capitalization and auto-periods. You just have to manually enable them.

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Breathing mindfully isn’t just a fad or buzzword, it can help you focus and sharpen your concentration. This in turn, allows you to better deal with anxiety, stressful events, and negative emotions like anger and impatience.

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Over time, your Mac has inevitably amassed a lot of files in the Desktop and Documents folders. If you have more than one Mac, you can now share them easily over iCloud, and you can also access these files anywhere, on any device.

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iOS’ autocomplete skills are a wonderful convenience until they become overstuffed with old entries. Is an old, outdated phone number or email address showing up in the list? Removing them from your contacts won’t remove them from the autocomplete list–you have to do that separately.

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It may not be the riot-gathering game it was at launch, but Pokémon Go continues to receive substantive updates from developer Niantic. Most recently, it introduced a catch bonus, which finally gives purpose to most of those medals you’ve been earning.

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With each new version, Apple Maps becomes better, to such a point where it’s hard to even miss Google Maps. One new and much-welcomed addition to Apple Maps is the option to add stops along your route.

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In macOS Sierra and iOS 10, Apple added a new feature to Continuity called “Universal Clipboard”. Universal Clipboard allows you to copy something on your iPhone, and paste it on your Mac–or vice-versa–using iCloud.

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Most of us are familiar with Siri as an American female voice. What you may not realize is that you can actually change Siri to have a different accent, gender, and language.

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Siri has arrived on macOS Sierra, and with it a new feature that allows you to pin widgets to the Today column in the notification center.

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Apple Maps has gotten decidedly better since its infamous unveiling a few years ago. Here’s a feature you may not have noticed: you can view a map with public transit routes or with satellite images.

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You can use your Android phone to listen to tunes, watch videos, and take photos, but in order to get those files on–or off–your device, sometimes you have to plug it into your desktop PC. When things work right, it’s great, but it can be frustrating if your device isn’t detected.

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Many use Slack for day-to-day professional communication, as well as simply shootting the breeze. Looking at the same old interface every day can be a bit of a bore, though, so why not change things up with a new color theme?

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You’ve heard it in commercials, seen it plastered across billboards, and maybe even read about it in your cellphone plan. But what is 4G LTE, and how do its speeds and coverage compare to other 3G and 4G networks?

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Messages got a lot of love in iOS 10, but not so much in macOS Sierra. They did get some attention, though, including a few of iOS 10’s features, like tapback comments.

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The inclusion of Siri on macOS Sierra means you can now do all sorts of things with your voice that once required typing and clicking. You can even control system settings.

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Say you’re out for a jog. You’re in the zone, you’ve got your earbuds in, you’re listening to your tunes, your iPhone is strapped to your arm for safe keeping, and then someone calls you. Who is it, and more importantly, should you even answer?

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In iOS 10, Apple made a change to how you take and attach photos in iMessage. It’s a small change but it might take you a moment, or five, to figure it out.

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Most people rename files by clicking on a file, waiting, and clicking on the file name again. But macOS has quite a few great ways to rename files, some of which are even faster.

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Android has always done notifications consistently well over its various iterations. In Android Lollipop and Marshmallow, notifications have gotten even better, giving users specific, granular control over notifications for every application installed on your device.

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iOS 10 finally adds the ability to filter your email based on a number of preset criteria. The pickings are slim right now, but it’s a promising start.

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There’s no doubt that a dash cam can really come in handy in your car–not just to record meteors and flying cars, but more practical events like collisions and aggressive driving. But instead of buying one, you can just use equipment you already have and a freely available app.

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A new version of the Apple’s desktop operating system is here, and with it comes a whole slew of interesting new features. Here are some of the best to watch out for.

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Apple Pay, once the domain of iPhone and Watch users, has arrived on macOS Sierra. Here’s how to use it.

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iOS 10 made quite a few changes to notifications, and how you interact with them. Let’s take some time today to introduce and explore these changes.

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If you’re tired of entering your password every time you open your laptop, macOS Sierra allows you to actually unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch.

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