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My Must-Have Mac Apps, 2017 Edition – MacStories - page 2

Utilities<p>The utilities I use on my Mac fall into a couple of categories. First, there are those apps that are so core to my use of macOS that they may as well be part of the operating system themselves. These are the first apps I install if I’m setting up a fresh Mac. The second category of …

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Sears will sell appliances on Amazon as its retail stores dwindle

Sears announced today that its Kenmore branded products will now be sold on Amazon, meaning it's now joining forces with the company that contributed to its downfall. It's no secret that Sears has been struggling -- the company has lost around $10 billion in the last few years and has closed over …

If You’re Copy/Pasting One Thing at a Time, You’re Doing It Wrong

If you spend any length of time at all on the computer, chances are you copy and paste things on occasion. If you’re anything like us, you do it all. The. Time. But copying and pasting one thing at a time gets tedious super quickly. That’s what Wirelessheads, the masterminds behind a fancy app …

10 Greatest iPhone and Mac Apps for Freelance Writers

As far as equipment and resources go, you don’t need much to be a writer: a pen, a piece of paper, maybe a computer with a word processor. The basic …

Where Did That AirDrop File Go? How to Find it on a Mac or an iOS Device

- Jan 30, 2017<p>AirDrop is a great way to move files between your Mac, iPhone, and iPad devices. The feature allows you to quickly send photos, videos, …

The Best iOS Apps of 2016

<i>As this year winds down we’ve recapped its highlights to bring you the best of 2016 in fashion, sneakers, music, movies and more.</i><p>Believe it or not, …

9 Preview app tips every Mac owner should know

The Preview app ought to have a better opinion of itself. This stock Mac app goes around calling itself "Preview" when it can do so much more than just preview files. To help Preview form a more positive view of itself and help you get the most out of the app, I present 9 things Preview can do …

15 Secretly Hidden Features of Mac You Probably Won’t Know If You Miss This

Mac OS X has several amazing features that are hidden from the user. If you have been using Mac for a couple of years then, we are sure you would …

Operating Systems

7 ways to lock your MacBook

Putting your MacBook into its sleep state is a convenient and useful option when you need to step away for a moment. Provided you have an account password set up, sleep lets you lock your MacBook without shutting it down so you can quickly resume your labors upon your return.<p>There are a number of …

15 Finder shortcuts every Mac user needs to know

Whether you are using OS X El Capitan or MacOS Sierra, these shortcuts will make you faster at finding things with Finder.<p>1. Set a default folder<p>If you navigate to a particular folder often, then you can set it as your default and save yourself a few clicks each time you open Finder. Click the …

How to transfer your Evernote notes to Apple Notes

If you ask me, there's no compelling reason for most iPhone and Mac users to pay for Evernote when Apple Notes offers a lot of the same features and costs nothing. (Apple Notes does use your iCloud account storage, but it'll take up a negligible amount of space.)<p>So, how do you make the switch if …

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How-To: Hide the menu bar in OS X [Video]

If you’re running OS X El Capitan, it’s possible to hide the menu bar on your primary display. Hiding the menu bar works very much like a hidden Dock in OS X, in that when you move your cursor to the edge of the screen, the menu bar reappears from its hidden state. In this post we’ll show you how …

Real Estate

Add 30 artsy filters to OS X Photos with this free Macphun extension

Photos on OS X includes eight photo filters as standard to jazz up images with some creative and nostalgic effects. Macphun is today releasing a free Photos Extension app that adds an additional 30 photo filters. It’s a really simple app that can be launched standalone or as an extension natively …

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Put these apps in your Mac's menu bar

The OS X menu bar is a great spot to park lightweight apps for easy access. Here are my six favorite menu bar apps that I use each and every day.<p>Itsycal<p>There are more powerful calendar apps than Itsycal, but I prefer Itsycal for its simplicity. It installs an icon in the menu bar that displays the …

How-To: Quickly resize images on OS X using a Service with Automator

Every day I use a handy service created with Automator to resize images exported from 4K footage to a smaller size. It’s easy to resize images in an app like Preview or Pixelmator, but using a service works better for me since it can batch resize multiple images in seconds, and it’s directly …

Yoink: A great utility for moving files around OS X [Video]

Yoink is a utility available on the Mac App Store that I find to be extremely useful. When you begin dragging a file on a Mac with Yoink installed, the utility’s interface appears on the side of the screen. Yoink serves as a temporary holding area for files on your Mac as you move them between …

Operating Systems

Building Android Apps — 30 things that experience made me learn the hard way

There are two kinds of people — those who learn the hard way and those who learn by taking someone’s advice. Here are some of the things I’ve learned …

Incredible free app makes older Android phones feel like new high-end flagships

If you’re a hardcore gadget fan, you likely upgrade your smartphone once a year as new flagship phones come out. No, there’s nothing wrong with the …

Google offering a free movie rental for Chromecast owners

Google has just opened up a pretty compelling offer to Chromecast users today, offering all owners a free movie rental of their choice from a selection of Play Store titles. We’re not just talking a few obscure films here, titles available include popular recent films, such as Kingsman and …

Fact or Fiction: Android apps only use one CPU core

We have had multi-core processors in our PCs for over a decade, and today they are considered the norm. At first it was dual-core, then quad-core, and today companies like Intel and AMD offer high end desktop processors with 6 or even 8 cores. Smartphone processors have a similar history. Dual-core …

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Use this Google Now trick to add countdown timers to important events

One of the best things about Google Now is that it literally gives us no excuse to miss or be late for important events. Not only does it give you …