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How to Extract a High Quality Icon From a Mac App

Sometimes you’re working on a project that requires a high-quality Mac application icon with a transparent background. Taking a screenshot doesn’t capture transparency, and maybe you can’t find one on the web. There’s an easy…

What Was BeOS, and Why Did People Love It?

In the mid-1990s, Be Inc. had the audacity to create a brand-new personal computer operating system from scratch. It gained critical acclaim for its ahead-of-its-time features, but failed to capture significant market share. …

How to Use Firefox’s Built-In Task Manager

If you’re having trouble with sluggish system performance while browsing the web with Mozilla Firefox, you can use Firefox’s built-in Task Manager tool to quickly identify system resource usage and manage long lists of tabs. …

How to Monitor Disk Activity on Your Mac’s Dock

Using Activity Monitor, it’s easy to keep an eye on your Mac’s disk activity at a glance right from the Dock. A special option replaces Activity Monitor’s normal icon with a small animated graph that charts disk usage over ti…

How to Change Your Twitter Username

On Twitter, your username serves as both an expression of your personality and a digital address that allows others to direct messages your way on the service. If you’d like to change your Twitter username, you can do so easi…

How to Disable Auto-Correct on iPhone and iPad

Are you tired of your iPhone or iPad “fixing” typos when they’re actually correct words, names, places, or terms? Then you should consider turning off auto-correct, which is an easy fix in Settings. Here’s how to do it….

5 Creepy Retro PC Games to Play This Halloween

October means one thing: Halloween. To celebrate, let’s explore five creepy retro PC games from the ’90s (and one from the ’00s) that are still fun to play. Best of all, they’re all available for purchase and play on modern W…

How to Change Your Home Page in Google Chrome

Google Chrome opens with a “New Tab” page by default, but it’s easy to open the browser with a custom startup page instead. You can also set the page that appears when you click an optional “Home” icon on your toolbar. Here’s…
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