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Top 10 Google Assistant Tips and Tricks for iPhone

Google Assistant is now available on the iPhone (well, at least in the US). Assistant is the manifestation of the future of Google, AI, and voice …

Rob Elkin's Update on AltConf and other WWDC Activities

<b>AltConf</b> Co-Founder <b>Rob Elkin</b> is back with one more update to the event’s activities, why you need to keep paying attention right up to the hour the …

Apple

How to shoot smoke bomb photography with your iPhone!

Looking to shoot some stellar #smokebomb photos but don't have a fancy DSLR camera? Never fear – your iPhone has you covered!<p>If you've been creeping …

Photography

How to charge your MacBook faster

While its possible to charge an iPhone or iPad faster by using a higher wattage power adapter, unfortunately that trick doesn’t work with MacBooks. However, there are still a few ways to get your MacBook charged up faster than normal.<p>Apple notes on its support page that it’s fine to use higher …

MacBook

How to Enable Private Browsing Mode in Safari on Your Mac

When you’re browsing the web in Safari on your Mac the browser tracks quite a bit about your browsing habits. Such as which websites you visit, what …

Privacy

Minimizing Windows into the Dock

macOS has long included powerful and handy window management features, but that doesn’t mean that the operating system’s default settings are ideal …

iOS

How to Turn Off Automatic Calendar Invites on the Mac

Brian Jackson / Adobe Stock<p>I’m a pretty laid-back person. But it definitely drives me insane when my Mac starts doing stuff I didn’t ask it to, …

iOS

Michael E. Cohen Takes Control of Apple's Pages On All Platforms

<b>Michael E. Cohen</b> and <b>Take Control Books</b> have released a new version of <b>Take Control of Pages</b> that covers Pages on the Mac, iOS and the online/iCloud …

Apple

How to view AirPods hardware details, check and update firmware

Last week, Apple silently updated its completely wireless AirPods earbuds to version 3.5.1. The move came as a surprise to many as Apple hadn’t made it explicitly clear that the AirPods were capable of receiving firmware updates.<p>Nevertheless, read on for how to check the firmware of your AirPods …

iOS

How to Re-Open Historical Windows & Tabs in Safari on Mac with a Keystroke

Modern versions of Safari for Mac have a unique History keystroke that allows you to open prior windows and tabs from history in reverse …

OS X

How to remove GPS information from photos on macOS or iOS

Sometimes it can be handy to see where a picture was taken by looking at the location metadata, but there are many other times that you might not the …

iOS

How to Maximize Usable Screen Space on Your Mac

Do you ever feel cramped when you know you need just that little more desktop space when you’re working on an image, document, or something else? …

There's a handy shortcut menu hidden on your iPhone or iPad

Here's a simple trick that will make it much easier for you to find and use the buried features that you regularly use on your iPhone or iPad.<p>I use …

iOS

How to remove a Windows Boot Camp installation from your Mac

In a previous tutorial we showed you how to create a macOS Boot Camp partition for installing Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro. The process, while not difficult, can be slightly time consuming, especially if you have a slow Internet connection for downloading Windows 10.<p>Outside of the time it takes, …

Boot Camp

Gmail vs Inbox: Which Google email client is right for you?

Google loves to compete against itself, especially when it comes to messaging. When you want to send a text, you can hit up Allo, Android Messages, …

Google

How to Make Conference Calls on Your iPhone

The ability to make conference calls on your iPhone makes it easier to use your device in professional settings. All major US carriers support conference calls, but how many lines you can add will vary depending on your carrier. That’s because wireless carriers use one of two radio systems: GSM or …

iOS

How to show the All My Files icon in the macOS Sidebar

Reader JLA asks:I accidentally deleted the “All My Files” folder under Finder/Favorites. Now I can’t find it! Any way I can get that back? IDGYou can …

iOS

macOS: Setting Your Default Printer

If you’ve got multiple printers in your life, then first of all…well, I’m sorry that you have to deal with multiple printers in your life. I’ve only …

Personal Security Guide - Web Browsers

If your computer is infected, malware can spread to your website through text editors and FTP clients. Weak passwords are also vulnerable to brute …

Security

1Password adding new Travel Mode security feature for leaving sensitive information behind

1Password is launching a new feature for members called Travel Mode that makes it easier to remove sensitive information from the app. The idea behind Travel Mode is to give users the ability to flip a switch and instantly delete information from 1Password on your iPhone to prevent sharing …

iOS

Road to Macstock: Volunteer Brian Henson On Making Macstock Run Smoothly

This <b>Road to</b> Macstock interview features <b>Brian Henson</b>, a volunteer for the event that has the responsibility for getting the speakers on the stage on …

Road Trips

The best pomodoro app for Mac and iOS

There are a lot of great options available for a digital implementation of the pomodoro method, but we believe that none of them offer the simple …

Apps

Duet Display brings new pro features to iPad-based drawing

The team behind the popular iOS app Duet Display, which turns your iPad into an external display for your Mac or PC, have just launched the latest version of their app. Duet Display 1.4 comes packed with brand new ‘Pro 2.0’ features that build heavily on the app’s drawing tablet feature for iPad …

Tablets

How to set up and use iCloud Photo Sharing

You can share photo albums with selected friends and family with iCloud Photo Sharing. It's like a private Instagram!<p>iCloud Photo Sharing is a …

iOS

The Best Home Security System

Our pick<p>LiveWatch’s system is easy to set up and use, works with the reliable Alarm.com app, and won’t rob you if you decide to cancel your …

Automation

How to sync past events in your Calendar on your iPhone and Mac

Elliott updates past events in his calendar when his itinerary or other details change. However, during a recent two-week trip:I was in a country …

iOS

How to use iCloud Keychain on your iPhone

iCloud Keychain is a useful feature that allows you to save and synchronize login credentials and credit/debit card information for seamless use across your Apple devices. Let’s take a look at the different ways to utilize iCloud Keychain on an iPhone.<p>As the name indicates, iCloud Keychain stores …

iOS

How to Automatically Hide Your Mac's Menu Bar and Dock

The menu bar at the top of your Mac’s screen serves an important purpose. It displays vital important information and provides quick access to the …

OS X

The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of May 21: Blackmagic Design, Podcasts, Passwords, and a Picnic

• May 21, 2017<br>• News<br>• No comments yet<p>This week’s <b>MUG Event Calendar</b> features an appearance by Blackmagic Design at a California creative pro group and a …

Videography