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11 Ways to Get Tasks Done With Your Voice

Advertisement We’ve shown you how to set up Siri on your Mac. Now here comes the tricky bit: figuring out what kind of tasks Siri can do for you. There are so many of them! The following roundup will help you on your quest by showing you what you can do with Siri on macOS. […]

6 Apps to Customize Your Mac’s Keyboard Behavior

Advertisement Do you want your Mac’s function keys back? Does the Caps Lock key seem like a waste of space? Would you rather put the unused right Shift key to better use? If you’re looking for a way to customize basic keyboard behavior, add new shortcuts, remap keystrokes, or navigate quickly without reaching for your […]

Protect Your Mac With 8 Free Security Tools by Objective-See

Security tools are a necessary evil in the face of a growing Mac malware threat. Fortunately you can protect yourself and restore peace of mind with the right tools, like Objecive-See‘s bounty of freebies. The project is the brainchild of Patrick Wardle, a security researcher who created a range of tools to secure his own […]

5 Powerful Alternatives to Apple’s AirPort Wi-Fi Router

After years of speculation, Apple has officially announced the discontinuation of its once-popular AirPort Wi-Fi routers. The news wasn’t exactly a surprise since the AirPort and AirPort Extreme haven’t been updated since 2012 and 2013 respectively. But especially for Apple users, both options provided a number of great features including easy setup in both iOS […]

Making Sense of USB-C and Thunderbolt Cables and Ports on Your MacBook

The latest MacBook Pro sheds almost all ports; it includes only a headphone jack, a few USB-C connectors, and it also supports the latest high-speed Thunderbolt 3 standards. What’s the difference? Despite the “U” in USB standing for “universal,” the standard has come under fire for confusing consumers. Some cable manufacturers have been accused of […]

How to Record Vinyl to Your Computer With Audacity

Creating digital copies of cherished analog recordings is a useful skill to have. Not only does it make listening to your collection easier, but you’re preserving the original medium by causing less wear over time. Many modern turntables are already equipped with digital interfaces for this precise reason. Other setups will require some additional hardware, […]

How to Convert Color PDFs to Black-and-White With Preview on Mac

Color PDF documents are generally great, but may not serve your purpose when you just want black-and-white printouts to save on printer ink. Fortunately, macOS High Sierra and the wonderfully versatile Preview app can convert colored PDFs to black-and-white document with a few clicks. But there’s a small bug you’ll have to deal with until […]

10 Reasons Why Bear Notes Is Better Than Apple Notes

For most Apple users, the hands-down best note-taking app is Apple Notes. Since iOS 9, Apple Notes has truly become a great note-taking system. iCloud sync is finally reliable, the app is easy to use, and it integrates with everything from Siri to the Apple Pencil. However, it’s a stock Apple app, with the expected […]

3 Unique Mac Dock Replacements You Should Try

Your Mac’s dock is probably a lot older than you think. It’s been a defining feature of the Mac experience Everything You Need to Know about Your Mac’s Dock Everything You Need to Know about Your Mac’s Dock It’s the primary way many users interact with Mac OS X, but a lot of people still […]

7 Font Book Tips for Managing Your Mac’s Fonts

As a Mac user you should become familiar with some simple macOS routines. Previewing and installing downloaded fonts is one of them, and it’s easy as can be. Just double-click on a macOS-compatible font in Finder to preview it. Then press the Install Font button in the preview to install it in Font Book. But […]

How to Automatically Delete ZIP Files After Extraction on Mac

There are plenty of ways to reduce clutter on your Mac computer and keep your Mac desktop clean How to Clean Up Your Mac Desktop and Increase Productivity How to Clean Up Your Mac Desktop and Increase Productivity A cluttered desktop can not only decrease productivity but can also cause cognitive stress. Here’s how to […]

The Best Free and Paid PDF Editors for Mac

PDF is a familiar file format for most people. Adobe first introduced it in 1993, and later standardized it in 2008 to allow anyone to create PDF files and the tools necessary to do so. These days there are too many PDF editors to choose from, and they all seem to do the same task. […]

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