OS X

How to Save a Photo as PDF on iPad and iPhone with iBooks

You can save any photo as a PDF on an iPhone or iPad should the need arise. The photo saved as a PDF file is then stored locally, which can be used …

iBooks

A Visit to Yosemite

Our reporter Ron Johnson hits one of America's most storied national parks<p>“Ooh, ooh,” howled a Yosemite local to another of the clan while …

National Parks

How to Stop App Icon Animations in Dock When Opening Mac Apps

When you click an app icon in the Dock of Mac OS to launch an app, the apps Dock icon will animate with a little bounce as that application is …

Mac Apps

BioShock Remastered is coming to Mac OS X

<b>If you build it, they will come – BioShock Remastered is coming to Mac OS X very soon.</b><p><i>BioShock</i>, the stellar immersive sim from 2007, has been …

Gaming

Apple award-winning 2Do for Mac hits lowest price in years at $25 (50% off)

The Apple award-winning 2Do for Mac is now available at <b>50% off</b> for a limited time. Regularly $50, the popular productivity/task manager app is down to just <b>$24.99</b>. While it seldom goes on sale anyway, this is the best price we have tracked on the Mac App Store since it dropped this low back in 2015. …

Mac App Store

PDF Expert 2.2 for Mac

PDFs remain the best way to transmit documents, but editing them isn't possible with standard Mac software. PDF Expert changes that, allowing you to edit PDF text, images, links, and outlines quickly and easily. Typo in a contract? Easy fix. Need to rework a complete section of a document? No …

Mac Software

iOS 11 Beta 6 & macOS High Sierra Beta 6 Downloads Now Available

Apple has released the sixth developer beta versions of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra 10.13, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4. The new beta 6 builds are on the …

High Sierra

Review: Photolemur, the Mac app that uses AI to automatically edit your snapshots

One of the problems of being a keen photographer is that it’s easy to slip into a mode where you treat every photograph as if it were a professional assignment. You can end up carrying around a lot of kit, and then spending a lot of time editing photos.<p>I now make a conscious effort to decide my …

Mac App Store

How to Shutdown a Mac from Terminal

Advanced Mac users may wish to shut down a computer from the command line. This can be helpful for remote administration with ssh, in situations …

Linux

How to Use TOR on iPhone and iPad with Onion Browser

TOR is a relay network which aims to increase your online privacy by attempting to anonymize web browsing activity. This is achieved by distributing …

Encryption

How to Stop That Annoying First Song from Playing Every Time You Plug Your Phone Into Your Car

It might not happen with every smartphone and car stereo combo, but if you know what we're talking about, this tip is for you. You get in, you fasten …

Vampire Weekend

How to Print in Black & White on Mac

Many printers used with a Mac support printing in black and white or grayscale. B&W printing can offer a simple way to boost the contrast of …

Apple

Apple And The Flood Of Malware Apps

Malware is everywhere. That isn’t going to change. Get over it. If malware prevents you from doing what you want with today’s technology, then stop …

Mac App Store

Awesome Ulysses Writing Applications Move To Subscription Model

After providing their awesome writing applications for both iOS and Mac since launch as a single payment transaction, the development team behind …

Mac App Store

El Capitan senior competes Down Under

What started as an innocent piece of mail given to him by his AP U.S. history teacher turned out to be the opportunity of his young life for incoming …

San Diego

How to Stop News Alerts on iPad & iPhone Showing on Lock Screen

iOS Apple News defaults to pushing ‘news’ alerts and notifications to your devices lock screen, this is why sometimes you may pick up an iPad or …

Apple

Ulysses Announces Move to Subscription Pricing

Ulysses, the popular text editor and 2016 Apple Design Award winner, announced today that it has adopted a new subscription pricing model. A post on the Ulysses blog by Ulysses co-founder, Marcus Fehn, covers the details:<p>Users can try Ulysses for free for 14 days before deciding whether to …

Mac App Store

How to Install iOS 11 Public Beta on iPad

If you’re a more advanced user who has been on the fence about installing iOS 11 beta onto an iPad, you may want to give it a second thought. With …

Beta Testing

Spark email for Mac gets new Smart Search features

An update to Spark, a powerful Mac email app from Readdle, brings a serious boost to the software’s Smart Search functionality. The Spark 1.3 update also comes with a lot of under-the-hood changes and performance improvements, making a great Mac email app even better.<p>Spark 1.3: Smart keywords and …

Mac App Store

How to Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Mac OS

Did you know you can create a custom keyboard shortcut for any menu item on the Mac? You can create keystrokes for common action items across many …

Keyboard Shortcuts

New malware is targeting Macs. Here’s how to keep yours safe.

An old buddy likes to put across his view of Microsoft’s most famous product by the way he spells it. Thus a recent email: “Hope you enjoy keeping …

err on the side of caution

Apps we love: Transmit

FTP clients may not be the most exciting category of macOS apps, but they make up a critical part of many people’s workflows. From web designers to …

Mac App Store

macOS High Sierra 10.13 beta 5 launches on Mac App Store

As of today, a fifth beta of the upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13 software update is available to the registered Mac developers and members of the …

Mac App Store

Breaking news!!! Now you can read “More Posts” right from The Beat’s Front Page!

Despite some setbacks in the advance of science, we really are living in an age of miracles. Computers in your pocket. Self driving cars. Foxes that …

Mac App Store

Broken iPhone Screen? Here’s How to Repair & Get it Fixed

Have you broken your iPhone screen before? It’s not a particularly pleasant experience. I recently dropped my $950 iPhone 7 Plus onto a dirt trail …

IPhone 7 Plus

How to Remove Twitter Caches from iPhone and iPad

Twitter for iPhone and iPad has manual cache clearing features built into the app, offering a way to forcibly dump excessive caches and data stored …

iOS Apps

Carrier Sleuth - Display high resolution carrier waterfalls of medium wave radio stations

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Ham Radio

How to Get Weather Info for Locations from Maps on iPhone

Did you know you can get the weather in the Maps app of iOS? Obviously the Weather app on iPhone will tell you the temperature and forecast of …

Weather

This awesome Mac app will track your time – Automatically!

Time Tracking Sucks.<br>Deal With It.<b><br>Or Use Timing.</b><p>Stop guessing how you spend your time,<br>and <b>focus on doing your best work</b> instead.<p>Timing observes how you …

Bring Dashboard back to your MacOS Desktop

The MacOSX Dashboard that disappeared in MacOSX 10.12 (sierra). Find out how to bring it back.The post Bring Dashboard back to your MacOS Desktop …