Mac Kung Fu

By Keir Thomas | Tips, tricks and news about Apple products

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Weird but entertaining Ask Siri bug

Here’s a weird and inconsequential but entertaining Siri bug.

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Quick tip: Make better use of tabs in Finder

Although introduced a few years ago now I’ve never got the hang of using tabs in Finder within Mac OS X. I’m just stuck in my ways – or I was, until …

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How to share a Wallet pass or card

Here’s a tip that falls into the category of, “I never knew that!” Did you know that you can share some cards/passes within the Wallet app? For …

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Sleep your Mac after a set period – useful if watching movies at night

It’s always been possible to sleep or even wake-up a Mac on schedule via the Energy Saver pane of System Preferences – just click the Schedule button …

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Product Hunt launches "a tiny app for your Mac"

Product Hunt is one of the web’s most popular success stories and over the last year or so has provided a much-needed platform for those wanting to …

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New Macbook roughly as powerful as 2013 Macbook Pro 13in

We’ve had a peek at an early new Macbook Geekbench score for 64-bit single and multi-core processing. The results are in the screenshot below, …

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Control your drone by waving your Apple Watch around

WatchToDrone is software that lets you control a Parrot mini drone using arm gestures. You will, of course, need an Apple Watch, which is able to …

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Steve Jobs, the storyteller

Here’s yet another fun Steve Jobs recollection from people posting on Quora (see also this, this and this). This time it’s from Tomas Higbey.

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Beware the USB hubs that can kill your Mac

YouTuber and electrical engineer BigClive has come across a USB hub that destroyed no fewer than three Mac motherboards – or so it’s claimed by one …

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Why do I keep getting asked to reset my passcode?

Following the upgrade to 9.3 many iPhone users are reporting seeing a pop-up prompt requesting they change their passcode/passphrase within 60 …

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Get Apple's free recycling designer wallpapers

If you take part in Apple’s Renew scheme and recycle your old Apple stuff in-store, as a bonus reward Apple gives you a small card that links to some …

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Quick tip: Know instantly if your Mac's memory can be upgraded

Click the Apple menu item (top left of the desktop), and then About This Mac. If the window you see shows a Memory tab then your Mac’s memory CAN be …

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Where's Waldo? I mean, where's Tim Cook? (Lots of fun) [1]

British Apple magazine Mac Format has marked the 40th anniversary of the creation of Apple with a very, very cool “Where’s Waldo?” drawing, set in …

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Every iPad compared – performance, heat, loudness, and more

Truly a big hats off to YouTuber EverythingApplePro, who has compared every single iPad ever made in a variety of tests – everything from heat …

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Google Chrome now supported only on OS X Mavericks (10.9) and later

Google has followed through on the promise made late last year and dropped support for versions of OS X older than Mavericks (10.9) in the latest …

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Is Siri going deaf? Getting Siri to understand you

Today I saw a guy repeating something that Siri had misunderstood. He had turned his iPhone on its end and was speaking into the bottom of it where, …

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Safari to get real-time video and audio chat

A future Safari web browser update will bring cross-platform real-time video and audio chatting to iOS and Mac OS X. In theory, this means users will …

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Steve Jobs, neighbor and Frankenstein impersonator

Quora is one of the most active communities of folks discussing Steve Jobs and his legacy, and yesterday their director of product management – …

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How cheap can an iPhone get? How about $59.99?

<!–MAIN IMAGE--><br>Recently a family member set me a challenge: What’s the lowest price I could find for a genuine Apple iPhone? I rather surprised …

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