One of the coolest new features in macOS Mojave is the dynamic wallpaper. The lighting in the default desert landscape changes throughout the day, depending on what time it is.
Changes to the Unicode standard means emoji now take up just two characters on Twitter. The implications are staggering.
Twenty years ago Winamp was the future. Now it’s a distant memory. What happened?
Toilette paper has a resting heart rate of 81 beats per minute. At least, it does according to the Xiaomi Mi Band 3, a fitness tracker.
Compulsively checking social networks makes us less happy. I think we all understand this intuitively, the same way we understand that working out more and eating better is a good idea.
Mojave, the latest version of macOS, changes how screenshots work, adding a floating thumbnail in the bottom-right corner that shows up before the file shows up on your desktop.
Multiple Windows users are reporting the latest update is deleting documents. Consider backing up your data right now.
Remember the Dashboard? It was the marquee feature of Mac OS X Tiger back in 2005, but these days basically no one uses it. Yet it’s still part of macOS Mojave.
Microsoft is adding a verified icon to Outlook.com, the online email service formerly known as Hotmail. US-based businesses can sign up to be verified here as part of a public beta.
Windows’ built-in cleaning tool can now empty out your Downloads folder, so make sure you don’t check that option if you keep anything important there.
You click a reference on Wikipedia, only to find the URL is broken. It’s frustrating, but it should happen less often now thanks to The Internet Archive.
Plex now offers a “Web Shows” feature in certain versions of their interface, providing access to shows from brands like TWiT, GQ, and Popular Science.
Arcades, in most cities, are a distant memory, but you can relive over a thousand classic games right now thanks to The Internet Archive.
The internet is a distracting place. Admit it: you’re reading this instead of working right now. One company hopes to combat this—for writers, at least—with a dedicated writing device, without any internet access….
Google used to routinely increase their free storage offerings, from 1GB in 2004 all the way up to 15GB in 2013. Since then the free quota hasn’t increased.
Updates for macOS are no longer in the Mac App Store as of macOS Mojave; they’ve moved to System Preferences, in the new Software Update panel.
Kids are easily working around Apple’s parental control system Screen Time, finding various ways to do what they want regardless of restrictions set up by their parents.
Google is 20 years old today, and to celebrate Google Maps added the garage where the company was founded to Street View. You can check it out right now.
Plex is shutting down its plugin directory, but will continue to support manually installed plugins “for the foreseeable future.”
An upcoming Chrome option allows users to log into Google accounts without logging into the browser. The change was prompted by a backlash among users and privacy advocates.
There’s a new world record for beating Nintendo’s 1985 classic Super Mario Bros. Kosmic, a speedrunner, beat the game in 4 minutes, 55 seconds, and 913 microseconds.
Install Mojave and you’ll notice it: a new section in the dock, populated by applications you’ve recently opened but don’t have pinned there. How do you get rid of it?
Clearing out cookies generally signs you out of all accounts, but Chrome makes one exception: your Google account.
Tired of tidying up your office before every team chat? Microsoft’s Teams can now blur the background for you.
Mac: Dark mode in macOS Mojave is great at night, but can make things hard to see in during the day, or in bright rooms. The solution: switch between the two.