Here's how to extract hi-res icons for the apps on your Mac. Great for use in how-to tutorials. Also just plain fun to look at. Someone worked hard on these.
You can't print an ePub (Books) document. But you can convert it to a PDF, and then you can print that. Use the free Calibre app, right on your Mac (not some sketchy online service).
I noticed Evernote was opening every time I started my Mac, and I wanted it to stop. I checked the Login Items (Apple menu, System Preferences, Users & Groups, Login Items) but Evernote wasn't there. Login Items: Evernote is not in the list (figure 1 of 2) Login Items: Evernote is not in the list... Continue Reading →
Sometimes you want to delete part of a Messages conversation on a Mac. Maybe someone sent you a picture that's NSFW ("not suitable for work") and you need that picture off your phone, now. Or maybe someone's written something in anger and you just want to get rid of that one thing. Or maybe your... Continue Reading →
If you've ever tried inserting a return (or technically, a line feed) in a Messages message on a Mac, you've probably not been successful, because pressing the Return key on the keyboard sends the message. (Line feeds in messages on an iPhone or iPad are easy-- just press Return, as you'd expect.) Turns out you... Continue Reading →
Notifications are great, until you're giving a presentation, watching video full-screen, or trying to focus on your work. Here's how to turn them off quickly.
Quickly find the images you want using the Search feature in Photos. You don't have to name your photos or put them in albums to make this work. It's magic!
Apple has modified its return policy for the holidays: "Items purchased at the Apple Online Store that are received between November 14, 2018 and December 25, 2018, may be returned through January 8, 2019." This should make it easier for people giving (and receiving!) Apple products as gifts, as Apple's standard return window is limited... Continue Reading →
Some older Mac apps (Adobe's Photoshop is one) require Java in order to work. Java is not part of the macOS so it has to be installed manually. The problem is, the modern Java installer puts Java into a different location than it used to, so when Adobe and the others look for Java, they... Continue Reading →
Sometimes a web page doesn't load properly. In that case, you need to "reload" it. In Safari on the Mac, you can reload a web page by clicking the reload button (the curvy arrow in the address bar), as shown below. Safari reload button But did you know... 1. If you click and hold the... Continue Reading →