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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 …

MacBook Pro

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 …

Paperless Office

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 …

Mark Twain

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

One morning this summer, I got up at first light – I'd left the blinds open the night before – then drank a strong cup of coffee, sat near-naked by an open window for an hour, worked all morning, then had a martini with lunch. I took a long afternoon walk, and for the rest of the week experimented …

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 …

The Disappearing Sales Process

<i>gyro and Forbes have just debuted a new eBook entitled “Transformational Marketing: The Best of Forbes CMO Network.” Published in conjunction with gyro, which is the Advisor to the Forbes CMO Network, you can download it for free here. This collection features topics ranging from Red Bull’s effect</i> …

Grab a Coffee: Here's 85 Amazing Photography Links from Around the Internet

As another week passes us by Toad Hollow Photography has been diligently searching all over the internet for the very best links to tutorials, …

Archive Older iOS Backups Via iTunes To Save Timely Snapshots [iOS Tips]

If you backup your iOS devices to your Mac, you will overwrite the latest backup each time you do so, creating a new, fully up-to-date copy of your iOS device, including settings, apps, and data.<p>But what if you want to save a certain backup as a snapshot, like before you upgrade to a new operating …

Apps

Downgrading Your Airport Firmware Is Dead Easy — And May Help Fix Connectivity Troubles

According to the denizens of the Internet, the Airport Extreme you have sitting in your hallway or – nerd! – in your bedroom might be experiencing dropout. According to Marco “I just sold [x]” Arment of Instapaper fame, this problem might have something to do with the latest 7.6.3 firmware. The …

Wi-Fi

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

9 Ways to Help Your Significant Other Be Successful

Male or female, support from a life partner can make or break the path to prosperity. Here are nine powerful ways to increase success for you as a couple.<p>Books and blog posts from thought leaders like Sheryl Sandberg and <i>Inc.</i> columnist Carrie Kerpen have triggered many a party conversation about the …

Should we listen to wine critics?

There's nothing the Great British Public likes better than a bit of research revealing that wine critics and sommeliers can make mistakes. No matter …

Infographic: This Chart Will Turn You Into A White Wine Snob

Not too long ago I met a winemaker who said, “I believe all grapes would be red if they could.” Harsh words if you happen to be a white grape. Say we chalk it up to a simple misunderstanding, in which case this infographic from graphic designer Sean Seidell should provide some clarity.<p>Seidell, who …

We Can Drink the Rest Tomorrow: 5 Wine Preservation Systems Tested

Author: Christopher Null<p>06:30 am<p>All Photos: Alex Washburn/Wired

Ignore The Mouse: Enable And Use Full Keyboard Access On Your Mac [OS X Tips]

Mac OS X is full of great accessibility features to help those with differing abilities access their Macintosh, whether they have visual, hearing, or motor challenges. One feature, Full Keyboard Access, is set for those who can’t use the mouse reliably. You can use it, too, if you just want to keep …

Remove Those Pesky Sidebar Items With This One Keyboard Trick [OS X Tips]

It used to be so easy to remove items from the sidebar of OS X Finder windows. You’d simply click, drag, and poof! The offending item would disappear like a well-heeled Dock icon in search of greater opportunity in the world.<p>Today, however (and for quite some time, really) you can’t just click and …

Genius

European Startups: Practical Tips for Raising Capital in the US

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Brendan Gill is the co-founder and CEO of OpenSignal, a startup that crowdsources data on mobile networks from consumer smartphones. Prior to that he founded a California-based e-commerce company after retiring from a brief lifeguarding career. You can find him on Twitter as</i> …

Make Your Mac Send Sound Output To Your Giant HDTV [OS X Tips]

At work, I use a big Acer monitor connected to my Macbook Air via an HDMI dongle from Moshi and an HDMI cable. For quite some time, I was content with having the sound come out of the Macbook Air, which I have set up just to the left of the big monitor as a second screen.<p>But the other day, since I …

MacBook Air

Categorize And Manage Your Larger iBooks Library With Ease [iOS Tips]

Is your iBooks library starting to outgrow those beautiful skeuomorphic wooden bookshelves that Apple provided for you? Have you purchased way too many Star Wars novels, only to find them crowding out your beloved Jane Eyre collection?<p>Well, there’s a simple way to manage an epic, ever-growing iBook …

iBooks

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Five Tricky, Advanced Ways To Save Space On Your Mac Hard Drive [Feature]

Saving space on your Mac’s hard drive is more important than ever, especially if you use one with a faster but smaller solid state drive in it, like my Macbook Air. Being able to manage your space wisely is the key here, and once you’ve done the obvious things, like pare down your Applications …

Use Siri To Generate A Super Secure Random Password [iOS Tips]

As you may know, Siri is backed by the seriously amazing knowledge web site, Wolfram Alpha, which makes dynamic computations about your search terms based on a its own collection of built-in data, special algorithms, and other secret fancy methods. Or, to put it another way: magic.<p>Anyway, Siri taps …

Save Space On Your Hard Drive – Delete System Logs And QuickLook Cache Files [OS X Tips]

There are many files that help make your system usable, but they can build up over time. System logs, for example, keep track of usage, errors, and services running on your Mac, but unless you look at these often via an app like Console, you’ll probably not need a ton of log files taking up space …

Operating Systems

How to Optimize Video Streams to Be Worthy of Your HDTV

Nothing ruins a dramatic scene like buffering, so do yourself a favor and optimize your rig for streaming video.<p>Absolutely everything you own …