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20 macOS Shortcuts to Make You Work Like a Genius

For those who wear a lot of hats, your computer's operating system can help you switch tasks quickly.<p>Productivity hacks such as scheduling your work in time blocks and tackling tougher to-dos early in the day only go so far. All kinds of jobs, especially entrepreneurship, present unexpected …

There’s finally a good robot vacuum you can get for just $75

Want a good robot vacuum? Don’t want to pay $400 or even more for a Roomba? You’re in luck. The Pure Clean Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner ditches many …

4 hidden Mac tweaks to speed up your computer

Take macOS to the next level.<p>It happens to the best of machines—after a few years of use, it just doesn't run as smoothly or quickly as it used to. Luckily, a few tweaks under the hood can rev up the performance of your MacBook, iMac, or Mac Mini. (Not an Apple aficionado? Check out the <i>Popular</i> …

Operating Systems

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 restore iPhone from iCloud Backup

If you’ve just purchased a new iPhone, gotten a replacement, or need bring back all your information to your iPhone for another reason, restoring from an iCloud Backup is an easy way to pick up where you left off.<p>To restore an iPhone from an iCloud Backup you’ll need to have had the feature turned …

iCloud

How to restore iPhone from iTunes Backup

If you’ve just purchased a new iPhone, gotten a replacement, or need to bring back all your information to your iPhone for another reason, restoring from an iTunes backup is an easy way to pick up where you left off.<p>If you’re not sure if you have an iTunes backup or not, follow along and you’ll …

iTunes

How To Back Up and Erase Your iPhone Before Selling It

Before you do so, though, it’s probably worth backing up your data first, both so that nothing is lost and you can easily transfer it back onto …

Selling

Confused by iCloud Photos? Check out this detailed explainer

The iPhone is the most popular camera in the world (and the iPad camera isn’t bad either,) and so it’s a little surprising that Apple hasn’t made the …

iCloud

4 Ways to Convert PDF to Word DOCX in Mac OS

Have you ever received a PDF file that you would like to convert to a Word DOC or DOCX format? Typically this is necessary when you have PDF that you …

Operating Systems

5 Super Easy Yet Useful Tricks for Mac

The Mac has a myriad of features available to make our computing lives easier and we cover them regularly, but here we will highlight five …

Operating Systems

Secret Mexican diary sheds light on Spanish Inquisition

<b>A story of torture, betrayal and persecution is captivating Mexicans almost 500 years after it happened.</b><p>The dramatic life and death of the Carvajal family in 16th-Century Mexico is in the spotlight after a decades-long search for a national treasure came to an unexpected happy ending.<p>Luis de …

Mexico City

Science Illuminates Why Slow Breathing Calms The Mind

People have been learning to control their breath for a long time—it’s been a method of calming the mind in yoga and meditation for millennia, and it’s used today in medical and psychiatric settings to help quell anxiety, and even curb panic. Now, a study in mice homes in on the brain mechanisms …

Research

10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

The 50 best Mac tips, tricks and timesavers

Bet you didn't know your Mac could do all this<p>Now that WWDC 2018 is just a month away, it’s time to step back and ask not what you can do for your …

Operating Systems

How to set up a new Mac from a Time Machine backup

One of the primary benefits of using Time Machine is that it allows you to restore your backup on a new Mac or a new OS X installation. This makes it …

Operating Systems

How to zoom in on a Mac

Need to see some up-close detail on your Mac's screen? Or maybe your eyes aren't what they used to be? Whatever the reason, it sounds like you're in …

How to view and restore specific files using Time Machine

Time Machine is very useful, because not only does it allow you to back up all of your user data, but it also allows you to selectively view and …

The 50 best keyboard shortcuts for Mac

Keyboard shortcuts make you a lean, mean productivity-machine by allowing you to keep your fingers stationed on the keyboard, as opposed to moving back and forth to the mouse.<p>In fact, Brainscape crunched the numbers: If the average computer user wastes two seconds per minute switching off between …

Operating Systems

How to Download YouTube Videos

Hours of footage is uploaded to YouTube every single second. What if you want to download it? In some circles, that's considered a big no-no, but you …

Software

How to add a display to a Mac by using another Mac, iPad, or an HDTV

Charles Bewlay has a sad story:My monitor that I use for my Mac mini got stolen in transit for repair. I’m wondering if I really need one since I …

MacBook Pro

How to move your iTunes library to an external hard drive

After decades of digital music, it's not unlikely if you've amassed quite the collection of music on your computer's hard drive. If your iTunes …

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 …

Operating Systems

How to Password Protect Notes on Mac OS X

The Notes app is an excellent place to store clips of useful information, and now that you can password protect notes within the Mac app, you can …

Operating Systems

Setting Up and Using Find My iPhone

Once a selling point for Apple’s premium MobileMe service, Find My iPhone went free with the advent of iCloud and is now an essential tool in …

Apple Watch

Apple Notes is the most innovative thing Apple did in the last two years

I love Apple Notes, and it’s now a central part of my life. And while I have sporadically kept a todo list in a text file on my desktop, it wasn’t …

How to find your iPhone’s last location even after the battery dies

Picture this: You’ve lost your iPhone somewhere, but it’s run out of juice and it’s not ringing or vibrating when you call it.<p>You might think you’re out of luck, but there’s one function you can enable (or disable if you’re into privacy) that will keep track of your iPhone’s last location, even …

How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, …

Project Management

Flipboard brings its gorgeous magazine app to the web

Flipboard has taken the leap from mobile to desktop. What started as one of the first iPad apps is now accessible through any modern browser via Flipboard.com, a beautiful web interface for consuming online content.<p>Like the iPad and iPhone app, you can not only read articles from sites you follow, …

Apps