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How to easily change the color of individual folders in macOS [Video]

From time to time I like to make certain folders on my macOS desktop stand out. For example, I use automation to move screenshots saved to my desktop directly to a special Screenshots folder. Since I’m always looking for the screenshots that I take, I decided to tint the folder purple to make it …

The best apps for your new Mac

So you got a new Mac, huh? Lucky! I've been using a Mac as my primary computer on and off for about 20 years. I have a PC for games, but nothing beats a Mac yet for the modern media professional. Here are a few apps I use to get the job done.<p><i>We've rounded up our favorite and most-used apps and</i> …

iOS 10 How-To: Print to PDF from anywhere in iOS using 3D Touch

One of the few gripes I have with 3D Touch is that it’s not explicitly clear when you can use it throughout iOS to bring up more options. With iOS 10, 3D Touch has gained even more functionality, yet people are still discovering functionality that has seemingly been there, in some form, since iOS 9.<p>…

iOS

Customize the Alert Tones in OS X With Whatever Sounds You Want

You have a pretty good collection of different alert sounds in OS X, but if you prefer to make your own, OS X Daily walks you through the process, …

10 creative ways families can use Slack

Swedish developer and nerd dad supreme, Peter Fjallstrom recently published a list of all the ways his family uses Slack, the integrated messaging …

How to Give a Killer Presentation

A little more than a year ago, on a trip to Nairobi, Kenya, some colleagues and I met a 12-year-old Masai boy named Richard Turere, who told us a fascinating story. His family raises livestock on the edge of a vast national park, and one of the biggest challenges is protecting the animals from …

Customize the Login Screen on OS X Yosemite

The login screen on Mac is pretty boring, but if you want to customize it, blogger Jacob Salmela shows off a simple way to do it.<p>If you're running …

Make Your Home Network More Festive with a Santa Emoji

If you have family and friends coming over for the holidays, there's a good chance they'll be looking to connect to your Wi-Fi. If you want to make …

Emoji

How to hide your iTunes purchases from prying eyes (and find them again)

Let’s face it – not all of us want every purchase we complete via the iTunes or App stores available to anyone who uses our iPhone, iPad, or Macbook. Some things just need to remain, well, private.<p>Luckily, it’s pretty easy to hide the evidence from unauthorized users via a quick trip to the iTunes …

iTunes

ShopStyle Finds the Clothes You're Looking for in One Simple Search

Instead of hopping around to different sites to find a particular piece of clothing you're looking for, start at ShopStyle. The site searches for …

Clothing

8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

The ‘new tab’ page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to work or get it to do something other than just show new tabs?<p>Here are eight great Chrome New Tab page extensions to beautify, redesign or put your new tab page to work.<p>My personal …

Smart Calendar App Timeful Gets New Habits and Notifications

Timeful, a calendar app for the iPhone that uses behavioral science to help you optimize your schedule, has received a major update with smart notifications and new options for its habit recommendation feature.<p>You’ll now be able to schedule a habit multiple times in a day, so you can remind …

Keep OS X Yosemite from sending Spotlight data to Apple

OS X Yosemite has changed the way your Mac deals with your privacy. On the one hand, Apple has decided to enable hard drive encryption by default, despite the FBI requests not to.<p>On the other hand, every time you type in Spotlight, your location and local search terms are sent to Apple, and, …

Operating Systems

Yosemite & iOS 8 How-to: Send and receive phone calls from your Mac and iPad

Now that Yosemite is out, with iOS 8 running on your iPhone, you can send and receive phone calls from your Mac and your iPad (also running iOS 8). This is one of the features of Continuity, which further integrates and connects your Mac and iOS devices. Continuity also includes Handoff, Instant …

The 21 games that should be installed on every iPhone

<i>Bounden</i>'s predecessors, <i>Fingle</i> and <i>Friendstrap</i>, encourage players to use their body to gain advantage against a friend. But roughhousing and expensive smartphones aren't an ideal match, and so a match in either game could easily end in hurt feelings or worse, a broken screen.<p>And so <i>Bounden</i> feels like …

Where To Find Beautiful Wallpapers for All Your Devices

The benefits of a good background image can't be overstated. It can improve your mood, boost your productivity, even lend a little freshness to an …

Getting Ready for iOS 8: How to backup your device and set up the new iPhone & iPad OS

With iOS 8 launching later today, it’s worth taking a look at how you should prepare your device for the new operating system. Before installing the update, it is recommended that you have a backup of your data. This how-to is going to walk you through backing up your iOS 7 device and transitioning …

Cladwell Finds the Perfect Wardrobe for You Based on Your Style

The internet still hasn't quite managed to figure out this clothing thing, in part due to size and style variations. Cladwell doesn't solve the …

Send a Thank You Letter After a Job Rejection

Whether emailed or handwritten, a quick thank you note sent to your interviewer after the interview could improve your chances of getting the job. …

Don’t Be Too Afraid to Name the First Number When Negotiating Salary

It's often said that if you suggest a salary first when negotiating a new job, you've lost. That's not true. Many employers won't even talk to you or …

Employment

Seven Ways to Be a Good Employee and Make Your Boss Happy

Aiming to please your boss isn't about kissing up. When your goal is to make your manager more successful—rather than just yourself—you'll grow as an …

Give Yourself Room to Work with These Minimal Wallpapers

A good wallpaper doesn't have to be busy to be good-looking, and sometimes it's good to have a nice, elegant, simple wallpaper so you don't get …

MacDown Is a Free, Open-Source Markdown Editor

Mac: Markdown's great, and you already have a ton of different choices for editors to use. But if you're looking for something simple and built for …

18 GIFs to Make You Smile on This Monday

Everyone needs a few more reasons to smile on a day-to-day basis. Especially on a Monday.<p>We found 18 GIFs that are so sweet, so positively lovable …

UpTo Combines Your Google Calendar with Secondary Events to Follow

Android/iOS: Most of us include work and social events in our calendars, but don't tend to add peripheral things we're interested in like movie …

How to Fix the Most Common iMessage Problems

Apple's iMessage is a great way to get around text messaging fees and send messages to other Apple users for free, but it's not without its problems. …

7 Free Apps to Create Custom iPhone Wallpaper

1. Wallpaper Maker DIY<p>2. Yay! Mine!<p>3. Doodle Dandy<p>4. Hypstr<p>5. The Wallpaper Maker<p>6. Wallpapers by GelaSkins<p>7. LockScreen+<p>Create customized iPhone …

21 Decisions You Will Immediately Regret

"I regret nothing" is only applicable when you come out with minimal damage.<p>The rest of us must learn the hard way — or through others' unbearably …

Stick to These Font Sizes to Simplify Designs (and More Design Tips)

Whether you're new to graphic or web design or have passed the beginner stage, these tips from David Kadavy can help you simplify your slides, web …