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How to Speed Up Mail on your Mac Using Automator

Use the power of Automator, an easy-to-use app built into your Mac that can handle tasks for you, to help keep Mail running smoothly.<p>If you use …

Take better screenshots in macOS with these hidden features

One of my favorite Mac features is the ease at which you can take and edit screenshots using Apple’s default tools. Using one of several keyboard shortcuts, I can take a screenshot of exactly what I want to capture, and edit it all (or not) in Preview.<p>Here are those keyboard shortcuts I was talking …

Operating Systems

The Most Common Terminal Commands Worth Knowing for the Raspberry Pi

While the Raspberry Pi’s operating system is Linux, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should go out and memorize every Linux command. The Pi is a …

Raspberry Pi

Bonus 2. Starting the Script from Boot · initialstate/silent-doorbell Wiki

The script that you have running on your home computer or Pi is the key to our silent doorbell. If something happens like a power outage, we want to …

Linux

Remotely Monitor a Raspberry Pi To See What's Running and Get Notifications If Something Goes Wrong

If you’re running a Raspberry Pi that’s doing something in the background, like working as a security camera system or a weather station, then it’s …

Raspberry Pi

How to enable “Hey Siri” on Mac

Five years after its introduction in 2011, Siri finally made its debut on Mac with the release of macOS Sierra. Featuring much of the functionality …

iOS

Master your Mac with these tricks and shortcuts you didn't know you needed

Sometimes a mouse or touchpad just isn't fast enough when you're approaching deadline. Sometimes you want to be able to quickly switch between …

Top 10 websites for free, non-cheesy stock photography

There are many times when we need a decent picture to complete a project or bit of content. But most stock photography sites are either too expensive …

Web Design

How-To: Setup Photos and iCloud Photo Library with external storage + Time Machine backups

Over the weekend a good friend of mine shared a screenshot of a really scary error message from Photos for Mac. Every photo and video taken over the last two weeks failed to open, saying instead that ‘An error occurred while downloading a larger version of this video for editing.’ The solution? …

How To Get Internet Explorer 11 In Mac OS X

You’ve gone out and bought yourself one of Apple’s beautiful iMac or MacBook computers. So what’s the first thing that you want to do? Run …

Instantly Set Up a Tor Proxy on a Raspberry Pi with a Script

We’ve seen that it’s pretty easy to set up a Raspberry Pi as a Tor proxy before, but it takes a bit of know-how and time to get one up and running. …

Raspberry Pi

How to compile apps using Xcode 7 to run on a non-jailbroken device

As of iOS 9, you no longer need to rely on a jailbreak if you want to run some of the apps that aren’t available on the App Store. All you need is a …

XCode

Get Media Alerts from Your Lamp with This Ikea Hack

Mate Marschalko, who gave us the recent RC car over wireless and a racing wheel project now has a cool Ikea hack to share. He took an Ikea lamp and used a WiFi-enabled Arduino compatible microcontroller to create an alert notification light for his desk. He writes:<p>This IKEA lamp has been completely …

Arduino

Laser Cut This Pixar-Inspired Luxo Lamp

If you’ve ever seen a Pixar movie, then you’re probably familiar with the bouncing little lamp that squashes the ball during the title sequence. This lamp, called “Luxo Jr.”, was the main character of one of Pixar’s first short films, and has since become an iconic symbol of Pixar movies. There’s …

Arduino

Raspberry Pi Internet Monitor

Introduction: Raspberry Pi Internet Monitor<p>In my house, you can often hear someone shouting "Is the Internet down?" Sometimes it is but most of the …

Microcontroller

Turn Your Raspberry Pi into a Network Monitoring Tool

Advertisement<p>Whether you want to keep an eye on devices on your home network or wish to monitor the performance of your website, the open source …

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry PI Project Ideas (40+)

Ideas for your Raspberry Pi!<p>The chances are you have a Raspberry Pi or there’s one on the way to you, now you are starting to think about what kind …

Raspberry Pi

How to add recently used apps, docs, and more to your Mac's Dock

Add some more power to your Dock with a Terminal command: Show your recently used apps, documents, and more.<p>If you've never used Terminal before, …

50+ Sites for Free Images, Fonts & Icons for Your Blog

You want images on your website and social media because you <i>need</i> to stand out and entice people to your website.<p>You want to know how to make great …

10 Web design trends you can expect to see in 2015

It hasn’t gone unnoticed that most new site designs published today tend to be longer in length when scrolling through the page. As mobile devices become more popular, it’s becoming more commonplace for sites to opt for scrolling instead of linking as a means to display content, especially on their …

Web Design

100 Free Useful Mac Applications (Part I)

If you’ve just got yourself a new Mac and totally clueless what to install, this article is for you. If you are looking for alternatives for some …

40 free resources every designer should know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

This Is the Simplest Company Logo Generator You'll Ever Use

If you’re somewhat lacking in design skills but really need a logo and a name to get your business up and running, there are a few tools out there that can help you. Last week, we brought you a surprisingly useful business name generator and this time around we’re looking at Withoomph’s logo …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

OS X

How to Convert PDF Text to Word Free on Mac OS X

How to convert text in a PDF into Microsoft Word format on Mac OS X using the Automator app.<p>You can convert text in a PDF into copiable text to be …

How to make your own bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite USB install drive | Ars Technica

Setting up lots of Macs? Want an offline installer? Here's how to roll your own.<p>It was 2009 when Apple last released a new operating system on …

Four ways to open applications and documents automatically in OS X

While Apple makes opening applications and documents in OS X relatively straightforward, there may be times when you’d like to automate the process, …

Stick Bombs (Exploding Kinetic Art)

The term “stick bomb” is used to describe a broad category of kinetic art. A stick bomb can be almost anything that is constructed from flat sticks that are woven together and held under pressure. When a key stick is removed, the entire structure flies apart. Designs range from simple, single-cell …

Knitting