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How to use streaming for Twitter on Mac

With third-party Twitter clients like Tweetbot and Twitterrific being forced to abandon key features this week, many will be looking for ways to restore some of the lost functionality. Here’s how to use streaming for Twitter on Mac.<p>Once you’ve gotten used to a streaming Twitter feed, it’s difficult …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Mailplane Goes Chrome and Adds Features

The Mailplane email app has long catered to Mac users who like Gmail’s Web-based interface but don’t want to forgo desktop capabilities that native …

Google

macOS: Connect AirPods With a Keyboard Shortcut

Normally, connecting your AirPods to your Mac should be pretty easy and straightforward. However, sometimes you could run into connection issues.

Gmail's 'Confidential Mode' arrives on mobile devices

Google's big Gmail redesign was revealed this past April (with G Suite customers getting the first look). It became default for everyone starting in July. One of the key features, Confidential Mode, is now available for mobile devices, though not everyone is as confident in its ability to keep your …

Mobile Devices

How to use Voice Memos on iPhone and iPad

Quickly dictate notes, record riffs, or capture any audio, any time.Just like the name implies, the built-in Voice Memos app lets you record any …

iOS

How to Turn Off Split Screen in Safari for iPad? Exiting Safari Split Screen in iOS

Safari for iPad offers a nice Split Screen View feature that allows you to view and read two websites side-by-side in the Safari browser, visible …

Operating Systems

How to Stop Apple Pay From Appearing on the iPhone Lock Screen

If you have an iPhone that supports it, you may notice that Apple Pay seems to randomly appear on your lock screen while you’re out and about. I’ve …

Apple Pay

Can you use MacBook Pro chargers for iPhone and iPad fast charging?

Recommendations to fast charge iPhone or iPad with the USB-C to Lightning cable often include picking up the $49 30W power adapter (previously 29W). But what if you already have a higher powered USB-C charger for your MacBook Pro? Follow along for which iPhones and iPads you can fast charge with …

MacBook Pro

MacVoices #18183: Mike Potter Announces The Availability of the Macstock Digital Pass - MacVoices

Just when you thought you had heard the last of <b>Macstock 2018</b>, <b>Mike Potter</b> is back to let us know that the videos of the presentations from the event …

High School

TipBITS: Make iMovie Output Full-Resolution Video

We’ve been trying to incorporate screencasts into more of our articles here at TidBITS—there are times when a short video conveys some point better …

How to copy a discontinued iOS app to another iOS device

Apps come and apps go, and sometimes we rely on an app that’s been pulled from the App Store. When the inevitable time comes to switch to a new …

Apps

How to Convert Videos and Audio on Mac for Free

With a bunch of video and audio formats available nowadays, there are certain formats that are not supported on Mac or other devices. In such cases, …

Not sold on Philips Hue light strips? Try these instead

Philips Hue may offer one of the best smart lighting systems on the market, but its smart light strip has some worthwhile competitors.Philips Hue's …

Home Automation

iPhone & iPad: How to customize notes settings

Whether you’ve been using the iOS notes app for a while and never customized it or are just starting to use it, follow along below for how to dial in your settings.<p>Curating your settings for notes is easy to do and is definitely worth your time. Whether you like to start new notes with Siri, …

Keyboard Shortcuts

1Password On Your Wrist: How to use 1Password for Apple Watch

I’ve been a fan of 1Password for years, originally diving into the app to manage all of the social logins for clients when I worked at an advertising …

Apple Watch

How to Enable a Virtual Home Button on iPhone or iPad with AssistiveTouch

Do you miss having a Home button on the iPhone X? Maybe your Home button isn’t working as expected, or is broken on an iPhone or iPad? Or maybe you’d …

Operating Systems

App-based camera triggers compared: Alpine Labs Spark & Miops Mobile Dongle

Introduction<p>Finger. Shutter button. Click. Next.<p>That sequence is so ingrained in our idea of “taking a photo” that it’s pure muscle memory. Many …

Time-lapse Photography

Tips for making Launchpad a useful app launcher for Mac

As part of Apple’s “Back to the Mac” event in late 2010, Apple introduced OS X Lion which included lots of features and user interface decisions inspired by the iPhone and iPad.<p>While much of the signature Lion design like linen and leather was replaced years later in OS X Mavericks, the Mac’s …

Apps

How to Use Cortana and Alexa together

Just this month, Amazon and Microsoft forced their voice assistants to start talking to each other, and you can now use Cortana to access Alexa, and …

Smart Homes

How to Use Linked Text Boxes in Pages 7

Text boxes rank high on the list of useful Pages features. You can use them to slap a chunk of text anywhere you like in a document. Text boxes are …

Visual Design

Mac: How to restore ‘Save As…’ functionality

In more recent revisions of macOS, Apple has swapped the old Save As functionality for Duplicate. So, instead of allowing you to re-name and re-locate your very important Pages document, it instead creates the same version with ‘copy’ tacked on to the end, in the same exact location as the original …

Keyboard Shortcuts

iOS 11: How to Wake Up to Your Own Music

For today’s Quick Tip, we’re going over how to set your own music on an alarm…so if waking up to the joyous sounds of heavy metal is your thing, …

How to control the order of images in a Photos for Mac slideshow

It’s absolutely frustrating when you set out on a task that seems like it should work, and then wind up wondering if it’s your fault. This is the …

High Sierra

How to set up HomePod for a multiple-person household

Everyone in the same household can use your HomePod, but there are a few settings you should tweak first.Everyone in the same household <i>can</i> ask Siri …

Smart Homes

Twitter Just Killed Key Features in Third-party Client Apps - The Mac Observer

Twitter is turning off the APIs for key features on August 16th, essentially hobbling all client apps except its own.

How to use 1Password as a digital will

Here at <i>The Sweet Setup</i>, we love exploring and recommending apps and services that improve our digital lives, productivity, and even our relationships …

Information Systems

Mac: How to customize your Safari toolbar

Whether you’re new to Mac or it’s been a while since you’ve adjusted the toolbar in Safari, follow along below for how to customize yours.<p>Having your Safari toolbar dialed in to best suit your needs makes for a more efficient and pleasant browsing experience. We’ll also look at how to reset the …

Keyboard Shortcuts

How to install Windows on your Mac using Boot Camp

So you have a Mac but also want to run Windows? You’re in luck: shortly after the first Intel-based Macs arrived on the market in 2009, Apple released a tool called Boot Camp, which lets Mac owners install and start their machines natively in Microsoft Windows. With the press of a button, you can …

Software

MacVoices #18182: Chuck La Tournous On Apple Watch, iPhone, and His Health - MacVoices

<b>Chuck La Tournous</b> has had some health challenges, and explains how Apple technology helped him make changes to his life that addressed them. From …

Apple Watch