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This shortcut makes an emoji keyboard pop up anywhere you can type on Mac

It turns out that sending emoji from a Mac laptop or desktop running an up-to-date version of OS X is easy.<p>It's not as easy as it is on a smartphone, but it's still pretty simple. Just press <b>control + command (⌘) + space</b> at the same time.<p>It's these three keys:<p>Pressing them at the same time in most …

How to Generate or Revoke App-Specific Passwords

If your Apple ID is protected with two-step verification, you’ll need to use an app-specific password in apps that require access to your iCloud …

How to take a screenshot on a Mac — and 15 other useful keyboard shortcuts

There are a ton of hidden keyboard shortcuts in MacBooks and Mac computers. Here are the best and most useful ones that only power users know about.<p><b>Volume:</b><p>1. Turn up or down the volume in 1/4 increments: press and hold "Option," "Shift," and either "Volume Control" key.<p><b>In the "Finder" …

How to Add or Remove AutoFill Credit Cards on iPhone and macOS

Apart from keeping Safari usernames and passwords up-to-date across all of your connected devices, iCloud Keychain can also store your credit card …

How to print to PDF on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Print to PDF is an easy way to preserve the information and layout of what you are currently viewing, saving a 1:1 digital copy of the documents and websites you use everyday. You don’t actually print anything, but the idea is that an exact replica of what would have appeared on paper, if you had …

Exploit hidden macOS and app features with the Option key

This one often overlooked keyboard button unlocks options and speeds up your work all over macOS -- AppleInsider shares a few of our favorites.

How to Reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on Your Mac

- Feb 8, 2017<p>While your Mac will most likely give you years of service with no problems, you may find that from time to time you experience issues …

Operating Systems

How to Use Split View in Safari on iPad with iOS 10

Multitasking on iPad added Split View in Safari when iOS 10 was introduced for iPad. Previously, you could only open up two different apps simultaneously on iPad using Split View. But it only makes sense to use Split View in Safari since we often have multiple tabs open anyway—might as well be able …

IPad Air

25 essential tips and tricks for Mac owners

Regardless of what critics say, though, this is Apple. That means people are going to buy these things. And since these are the most significant refreshes to come to the Mac lineup in years, they're likely to reel in more than a few newcomers to macOS.<p>If you're one of these Mac newbies — or if …

The Ultimate Guide to Apple’s New Messages App

It has been weeks since Apple’s iOS 10 launched. By now, you’ve likely seen a surprise or two flash through your text messages. It might have been a …

How to activate Siri with ‘Hey Siri’ on macOS Sierra

The ability to activate Siri by saying “Hey Siri” is an incredibly useful feature on iOS. Want to do it on macOS Sierra? Too bad you can’t.<p>Or, rather, you can’t through the usual Siri system preferences. However, if you’re really intent on being able to start up Siri without hitting a single key or …

Mac tips, tricks and shortcuts: Here's your master list

Whether you have just purchased your first Mac or are a seasoned Mac user, this collection of shortcuts is sure to make your life easier -- or at least more efficient when seated in front of your Mac.<p>We have rounded up all of our recent Mac tips and tricks, from using Finder and Spotlight to …

Mac tip: preventing Login Items and Finder windows from opening when you log in

Like Windows, OS X makes having apps, documents, folders or server connections launch automatically whenever you log in to your Mac as easy as …

Fixing Wi-Fi “Connection Timeout Occurred” Errors on Mac OS X

Connecting to wireless networks is pretty much mandatory these days, particularly now that most Macs only have wi-fi cards and no built-in ethernet, …

How to take a timed screenshot on Mac

Chances are, you’re probably so accustomed to taking screenshots on your Mac with the stroke of a few keyboard keys that you didn’t even know you …

What to Do If You Can’t Receive Text Messages From iPhone Users

If you’ve been having trouble receiving text messages from iPhone users, Apple’s iMessage is probably at fault–especially if you recently switched …

iMessage

Set up your new iPhone X the right way

The new iPhone X is radically different from previous iPhones, but the setup hasn’t changed much at all. The biggest difference from your current iPhone, is that you’ll be able to take advantage of Automatic Setup. And of course Face ID has ousted Touch ID, so you’ll only have to save one face, …

iPhone

How to set up your new iPad the right way

Congratulations — you got a new iPad! Whether it’s a high-tech marvel of a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the beastly 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a perfectly capable iPad Air 2 or “just” an iPad mini 4, you’ll want such set up your new iPad with the least amount of fuss.<p>We’re here to help you do just that with a …

What to Do When the Mac App Store App Just Spins and Spins

Recently I found myself in a bind: the Mac App Store app on my Retina MacBook would launch, but would not show me anything except a little spinning circle near the top-left corner. I left it like that overnight and when I came back the next morning it was still spinning. Fixing it was tricky, even …

Apps

How to turn an email into a reminder on Mac

OS X’s Reminders app can be used for more than just typing out your own reminders; you can also use it to remind you to read or reply to specific …

OS X: Edit Your Custom Dictionary File

Today's Quick Tip is about the hidden custom dictionary file on your Mac-what it does, how you'll access it, and how you can use it to stop your …

15 Tricks Every iPhone User Should Know How to Do

Whether you're new to iPhone or you're on your third or fourth model, I'm willing to wager that there are still plenty of tricks you've yet to learn. …

Using Gatekeeper to help secure your Mac

OS X comes with a security feature known as <b>Gatekeeper</b>, which can help prevent unwanted apps from launching on your Mac without your permission. It …

How to add accents and other marks to characters in Pages

Colin Webb writes with a grave problem:The piece I’m writing at the moment needs me to use a few French expressions. Some of the French words have …

62 OS X El Capitan tips and tricks

Master OS X El Capitan<p>OS X El Capitan is the latest release of OS X and betters OS X Yosemite by introducing additional features and cleaning up some …

Operating Systems

How to set up your new Mac like a pro

‘Tis the season for gift-giving, and one of the hottest gifts around is a new MacBook or iMac. If you’re one of the lucky ones to get one this year, you’ll want to rip open that box, tear off that plastic sheeting, and get to the good stuff.<p>Once you’ve plugged in your new Mac, you’re in for a …

Operating Systems

How to modify the creation date for pictures in Apple Photos for OS X

Dave Price writes in with a quirk of Photos related to exporting images he’s edited:In the new Mac Photos app, I found that the only way to export …

How to go into and exit Split View multitasking mode from within Mission Control on your Mac

macOS has a nifty little productivity boost that makes it both easy and fun to run two apps side-by-side in your Mac’s native full-screen mode.<p>This …