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Report: Reince Priebus literally got kicked out of the presidential motorcade

President Donald Trump’s ouster of Reince Priebus as chief of staff was a long time coming; Priebus and the new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci were quite public enemies, and reportedly Trump’s disappointment with Priebus’s job performance had been brewing for a while. …

An Apple Geek’s International Travel Gear Guide

I’m traveling to Russia to cover the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. It’s going to be a thrilling, crazy experience. You’ll see some of my work here at Cult of Mac, among other places.<p>Here’s the gear I’ll be taking with me overseas:<p>Retina MacBook Pro<p>My 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (mid-2012) is my …

Shaun White

Auto OCR Any PDF On Your Mac With Hazel And Some Clever Tricks

Maybe you scan all your receipts and bills, and toss the paper into the recycling bin. Congratulations! You’re paperless. You’re also out of luck when it comes to actually finding any of those scans when you need them. You’ll be stuck flipping through stacks of PDFs as if they were stacks of …

Apps

How To Speak Privately In An iPhone Conference Call [iOS Tips]

Cult of Mac reader Rob J asks,<p>Having an issue with the conference call feature on iOS 7 and thought you might be able to help. Getting everyone on the call is no problem but I can’t seem to figure out how to have a private conversation with one person in the call.<p>Luckily, it’s pretty easy to do, if …

iOS

How To Use Preview To Make Your PDF Documents Smaller [OS X Tips]

Ever wonder why that PDF with just text in it is somehow bloated to a massive file size? Why should something that would be under 500 kilobytes if it were a Text Edit file be two or three megabytes when put into PDF form?<p>Well, the answer can vary, but if you ever get a PDF from someone that’s too …

Operating Systems

4 Facebook Secrets to Keep You Safe

Never let your boss see your embarrassing photos again<p>If your number of Facebook friends competes with your monthly mortgage payment, you may not be so happy after those embarrassing pictures from the holiday party go live: The more social circles you’re connected to on Facebook, the more anguish …

Rearrange And De-Clutter The Menubar With This Dock-Like Trick [OS X Tips]

You know all those menubar items in the upper right hand corner of your Mac’s screen? The ones that–from the right–probably show the Notification Center, Spotlight, your user name, the date and time, your battery level, and so on?<p>Did you know you could move those things around (most of them, …

Operating Systems

10 Words to Cut From Your Writing

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>As Mark Twain famously wrote, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." His point? Strong writing is lean writing.<p>When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don't need--such as the 10 included in …

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. Marcel Proust breakfasted on opium and croissants. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny rituals (and a fair bit of substance abuse) – but six key rules emerge Daily Rituals by Mason Currey – review<p>…

How to Use Android and iOS Together

You don't have to fully commit yourself to either Android or iOS, and there are many of us that make use of both major mobile operating systems …