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How to Quickly Resize the Dock on Mac

The Dock comes in handy as a Mac application launcher, but sometimes it’s too big or too small. Luckily, there are two ways to resize the Dock on your Mac—including one easy way that many people don’t know about. Here’s how…

How to Use Sound Recognition on iPhone

Sound Recognition, first introduced in iOS 14, lets iPhone users with hearing loss receive visual alerts when the iPhone detects certain sounds like smoke alarms, sirens, door knocks, and dogs barking. It does this with onboa…

How to Choose a Custom Color for Your Start Menu

Starting with the October 2020 update, Windows 10 now defaults to a light theme that takes away accent colors from your taskbar and Start menu. If you’d like to select a custom color for your Start menu, there’s an easy way t…

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. …
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