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Tired of PDFs or Other Documents Opening in the Wrong App?

Published Friday, September 21, 2018
When you double-click a document, macOS uses the document’s file extension to figure out which app should open the file. So, by default, a PDF file called laser-squid.pdf opens in Preview because the Finder knows that everything with a .pdf extension should open in Preview. more»

A Hidden Trick that Lets You Navigate Your iPhone with One Hand

Published Friday, September 14, 2018
Unless you can palm a basketball, you may not be able to use an iPhone single-handed. But sometimes one hand is all you can spare. If you find yourself in such a situation, give Reachability a try. more»

Update AirPort Express Base Stations to Add AirPlay 2

Published Friday, September 7, 2018
Apple may have discontinued its AirPort Wi-Fi base stations, but in a surprise parting gift, the company has released a firmware update to the AirPort Express that gives it AirPlay 2 capabilities like multi-room audio. more»

Did You Know This Hidden Trick for Opening System Preferences Panes Directly?

Published Friday, August 31, 2018
The System Preferences app on the Mac contains about 30 icons, each leading to additional settings panes. Rather than opening System Preferences, scanning the collection of icons, and clicking the one you want, you can jump directly to the desired pane. more»

Remember That You Can Search for Nearly Anything in Your Photos Library

Published Friday, August 24, 2018

Apple’s Photos app on the Mac can identify thousands of different objects in your photos, so it’s easy to find photos based on their content. You can find objects (cars and trains), scenery (beaches and forests), and even some events (weddings and parades). more»

Desktop Web Sites in Mobile Safari

Published Friday, August 17, 2018

Some Web sites have separate desktop and mobile versions, each theoretically providing the best browsing experience for its platform. Unfortunately, mobile Web sites sometimes leave out necessary features or hide content. 

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The Secret Keyboard Shortcut for Comparing Before/After Edits in Photos on the Mac

Published Friday, August 10, 2018
Photos on the Mac provides so many editing tools that it’s easy to lose track of how an edited image compares to the original. You can always use the Revert to Original command and then undo it, but that’s fussy. more»

A Simple Technique for Decluttering Your Reminders List

Published Friday, August 3, 2018
Productivity experts recommend offloading things you have to remember to a task-management app like Apple’s Reminders, which syncs your to-dos among your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. more»