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10 Must Have iPad Pro Apps for Productivity, Creativity, and Fun

Your iPad Pro gives you a great screen and excellent sound — all packed into a fast, portable tablet. But you can also use your device to write long …

Apps

Why You Should Try This Easy Online Room Design Planner

Plan Your Room is a free online room design application that deserves its place among the best due to how simple the website is to use - there …

How to use iCloud Drive to free up storage on your Mac

Is your Mac stuffed fit to burst? Do you look at the Finder’s Status Bar, see “1GB available,” and then give up what you were doing and go check Twitter instead? What if I told you that you could offload much of the junk/important data on your Mac to iCloud, just like you do with your iCloud Photo …

How to easily change the color of individual folders in macOS [Video]

From time to time I like to make certain folders on my macOS desktop stand out. For example, I use automation to move screenshots saved to my desktop directly to a special Screenshots folder. Since I’m always looking for the screenshots that I take, I decided to tint the folder purple to make it …

Make Your Sky Pop in Photoshop with Two Quick Adjustments

In this tutorial, I will show you a way to enhance your sky quickly and effectively with two adjustment layers that target specifically the blue …

Wavebox is the most powerful Mac email client I’ve ever used

With Google Apps, Trello, and Slack built in<p>The perfect email app is a bit of a unicorn. Countless companies and startups have tried, and many have failed, to perfect the inbox experience and make peace with email and its soul-crushing inevitability in our modern digital lives. The goal is to make …

Lightroom Shortcuts for Culling Your Photos

Almost any photographer will admit that they prefer the moments spent in the field with camera in hand over the hours spent behind a computer …

Tutorials

Our Favorite Mac Apps of 2016

What becomes a favorite app is personal, complicated, and evolves over time. Favorites can be brand-new apps that debuted this year, old standbys that you go back to over and over, or newly-discovered apps that have been around for a while. With the end of the year in sight Alex, Jake, and I got …

Amazon and Seagate partner up on new Duet 1TB Hard Drive that automatically syncs your data to the cloud

<b>From 9to5Toys:</b><p>In an attempt to simplify data backup, Seagate has announced the new Duet 1TB Hard Drive that automatically syncs all of its contents to Amazon’s cloud service. This partnership ensures that data is easily transferrable on-the-go while also taking the guesswork out of backing up your …

How to get a Touch Bar on your old Mac

Apple's long-awaited update to the popular MacBook Pro series laptops was met with mixed reactions. While the 13- and 15-inch models come with thinner, lighter chassis, a much larger trackpad, improved specifications and four USB-C ports, the biggest talking point was the missing row of function …

Set up your new Apple Watch to max out your fitness gains

If you’ve just bought a shiny new Apple Watch Series 2, hoping it will help you get in shape, then here’s some advice: Invest a little time setting it up so your wearable is tailored to your personal fitness level and goals.<p>These quick and easy setup tips will help you get the most out of your …

Adobe just dropped a CC2015.5 update with "Face-Aware Liquify" and a bunch of other cool features

Today, Adobe finally unleashes an update that many users have been waiting for. As well as giving us back the Legacy Healing Brush, this update to …

Tutorials

Use these Mac menu bar apps to get more done

Mac menu bar apps are a great way to keep information or services -- such as clipboard managers and calendars -- out of sight but no more than a click away. This makes them great for visualizing status information for your Mac, quickly switching settings and even boosting your productivity.<p>There is …

These Wedding Ring Photos Have Reflections of the Newlyweds

Here’s a neat way to take your photos of wedding rings to the next level: include the couple in the reflections.<p>Wedding photographer Peter …

MONIT Is a Free System Monitor for Mac that Lives in Your Notification Center

Mac: System monitors are one of those brands of apps that are nice to keep around, but most of us don’t feel like paying for one. If you don’t mind a …

Spark, The Mailbox Alternative, Lands On The iPad

Spark, the email program that is set to replace the ever-popular but defunct Mailbox, has landed on the iPad and iPad Pro, a move that should please email power users.<p>The app sports a number of popular features, including read later and mailbox organization. However, the system also creates read …

Do This 52 Week Photography Challenge to Improve Your Skills in 2016

If you’re looking to get better at photography in 2016, one great option is to do a 52-week photography challenge that forces you to complete regular …

How-To: Setup Photos and iCloud Photo Library with external storage + Time Machine backups

Over the weekend a good friend of mine shared a screenshot of a really scary error message from Photos for Mac. Every photo and video taken over the last two weeks failed to open, saying instead that ‘An error occurred while downloading a larger version of this video for editing.’ The solution? …

Some Things for Mac, Some Things for iPhone. Reviewed. – MacStories

There's an interesting paradox floating around the Mac OS X scene: there are a lot of interesting apps to manage tasks and make your to-do workflow easier, but most of these apps are <b>difficult</b> to manage. What a nice situation: getting things done with an application that requires 2 minutes just to …

How-To: Make your Mac run silent, cool and fast under OS X El Capitan

As expected, Apple’s release of OS X El Capitan for Macs was less about adding major new features than “refining the experience and improving performance” from Yosemite — in other words, under-the-hood optimizations to make any Mac run more reliably than before. Thanks to El Capitan, my older …

OS X

The best alternatives to Apple’s stock iPhone apps, as chosen by iOS users

Apple makes some of the best hardware in the smartphone market, but the software isn’t always up to snuff. That’s not to say that the stock apps on …

This app is everything OS X Finder wants to be

Maybe it’s just me, but Finder is one of the default Mac apps I find most annoying. Even though Apple introduced tabs to the default experience a few years ago, Finder still makes it harder than it should to move files from one folder on your computer to another.<p>Commander One, a Finder alternative …

Apps

An Intro to Lightening and Brightening Eyes in Adobe Photoshop CC

It is said that eyes are the windows to our souls and when focusing in on a portrait, we do our best to make sure they are razor sharp. With a bit of …

How To: Squeeze More From Your MacBook’s Battery

- Jul 31, 2015<p>No matter how much battery life you get from your MacBook, it never seems to be quite enough for the task at hand. This quick “how to” …

This is Why the "Blend If" Tool in Photoshop is Amazing For Sharpening Photos

Usually, when I am sharpening or reducing noise in a picture, I end up doing it in a separate layer, and then masking the areas to which I don’t want …

How to run Windows on a Mac with Boot Camp

Changing operating systems is a painful process: leaving what you know behind for a new and potentially fruitful land, sacrificing some things for …

Tap and Dye Legacy Horween Chromexcel Camera Wrist Straps Dark Olive and Brown

Tap and Dye has added a couple of new pieces to its Legacy leather strap collection today. Sadly it’s not a new strap but rather new dark olive and …